This is a posting about the subgenre of Sherlock fanfic called Johnlock, with some thoughts about how it’s being written at the moment, and some suggestions to Johnlock writers about how it could get a bit better. If these issues don’t interest you, skip this post. Otherwise: look under the cut. There are tarantulas! (Sort of.)
Beware: Most of the links on the far side of the cut are to explicit material suitable only for adults. So don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This is fantastic, could not agree with it more, particularly with regards to epithets, which is something that irked me in the days I used to read Ace Attorney fanfic. I have only recently noticed it cropping up in Sherlock fanfic so I’m hoping it’s a temporary thing. That said, I’m guilty of quite a few of these so I’m going to keep this open when writing and get out of bad habits :)