I was a member of this community some years back, now I'm known here as horrorfangirl. Has there been anything new going on?
Hello! I was in attendance at the Sherlockian Birthday Weekend in New York City this weekend, and I wanted to share a bit of news with you: Laure R. King received her shilling, which means that she was invested in the Baker Street Irregulars. There was also a page-long piece by her in the BSI dinner and Gaslight Gala (the party for those of us who are not BSI) goody packets.
I was discussing with my sister what might be the most awesomely hilarious moment of the series... it's so hard to pick!
Let me think... I love pretty much anything with mycroft being his fat, sassy self. The bit in LoB with the altar thing and "somebody just hoiked it up there 20 years ago!"
I'm aware that I may be courting disaster, but I ask my fellow members to humor me.
I managed to finish The Language of Bees some time ago and was as blown away as many of us here. For me some parts of it recaptured the bittersweet charm of The Beekeeper's Apprentice. However it did make me conscious, more than ever, of the mortality of the characters, of Holmes in particular.
Which brings me to my odd request:
I'm looking for a fic. (There! I said it!) I ask this because I've been going crazy trying to find it, just so I could compare my impressions of it now to my impressions of it before, prior to LANG. In the story, Russell finds out that Holmes is dying (I think it may have been a form of cancer). I think they may be in the States for the story's duration, or they may not be. What I remember clearly is that they have a child (at least one) and that while Holmes and Russell are in a bedroom, discussing this new revelation, the child is playing among the trees in the grounds. It's driving me crazy that I can't find this story.
I'm a bit wary about posting fic queries here, but I did read the manifesto and I did try looking for a permanent thread for fanfiction, but couldn't find any. (I will gladly delete this post should it be found offensive.) I would be so grateful for anybody's help!
Hello, I just recently joined this community (like...five minutes ago), though I've been poking for a while. I've been a Mary Russell fan for years, ever since randomly picking up Beekeeper's Apprentice in my library. And I do mean RANDOMLY. I was browsing the shelves, just looking for something and I saw the title and thought "Hey, that sounds like it might be..." And sure enough, it WAS Holmes' related. Tore through the book and loved it, then had to go out and buy it and all the others available at the time.That would have been up to...O Jerusalem, I think. My favourites are (naturally) Beekeeper, Monstrous Regiment of Women, The Moor, O Jerusalem, The Game, Language of Bees (but where's part 2, darn it?!? The suspense is killing me....).
I graduated with my MLIS (Masters of Library & Information Studies) two years ago, have been working in a BIG bookstore since, and am now trying my very very best to get into an actual library, preferably in a school, though that does not seem to be forthcoming at the moment. Sigh.
I raise my glass to you all.