☠ FuckYeahTeenlock’s Creature Feature Contest ☠
We’re back with another contest! And just in time for Halloween. This year, we here at FYTL want you to write us your spookiest, scariest creature fics—from ghouls to ghosts to witches to vamps and beyond! You can make the characters creatures (like were!john or ghost!sherlock) or you can write a Sherlock universe that has creatures in it. We’ve set the due date for just before Halloween, so you’ll have a big flood of spooky new fics to read to get you into the spirit (pun intended).
*Due Date:* Friday, October 17th, 11:59 PM EST.
- Entries must fit the above theme in a recognisable way. If you have any questions about the theme, or any other questions, please ask us (here.)
- All ratings, pairings, genres, etc. are acceptable, so long as the fic falls into one of this blog’s four AUs: kid, teen, uni and/or parentlock.
- Entries must be between 1,000 and 10,000 words, but authors may add more to their fics later if they choose.
- Participants must provide a valid email address or tumblr account when submitting their entry so we can inform them of their flawless victory.
- Your fic must be uploaded to some medium we can link, be it a tumblr post, a fanfiction.net story or an archiveofourown story. If you need help signing up for or locating these resources, please ask. You must include a link to the fic and a title in your submission, but you are welcome to include other information (trigger warnings, summary, rating, etc.)
- Submissions are to be made through the submissions tab in our sidebar, and clearly state that this is a contest entry, not a normal submission. If you have trouble using/locating the submissions page, please let us know.
- No anonymous submissions.
- No previously-written works.
- No late entries unless the contest due date is extended.
- Only one entry per contestant is permitted.
- Contestants may not change their entry after submitting it but they may edit their entry until the due date.
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will all receive a custom fic cover for their entry, designed by Grace, and a review of their fic on the blog.
- The 1st place winner will receive a fic written by one of the mods for any prompt/pairing/etc they desire. Examples of fics written for previous winners are (here) and (here.)
- Some other non-winning entries may also receive reviews on the blog. (This usually happens when we have a particularly hard time picking winners. :D)
Go forth and write fic, lovelies! And Happy Halloween!
There are still nearly 3 weeks left for you to get your entries in. :D Plenty of time to get spoooooky with us. :D (Okay, that was terrible and cheesy, but I can’t help it. I love this friggin’ holiday.)
Eleven-year-old Greg unexpectedly winds up watching a room full of unruly children.
I really can’t overemphasise how much you all need to read this fic. I know it’s short, but it’s so cuuuuute and clever, and I love me some paternal!Lestrade. Literally everything about this was adorable. I had to stop reading and put my hands on my cheeks about once a paragraph. Tiny Mycroft! I repeat: tiny Mycroft! And tiny John! And Greg as a babysitter! And John breaking Sherlock out of time-out with a scarf and a toy dart gun! There is seriously nothing not to love about this fic. If you’re having an off day, definitely read this, it’s a perfect pick-me-up. I think my favourite part is how all the children are playing with toys that are analogous to what they do in canon. Or maybe the way Sherlock and John interacted with Greg. Honestly, it was all great. Sorry I don’t have more to say about this, but it’s just a quick, cute fic. Enjoy! I certainly did.
Rating: General Audiences
My Rating: A
Warnings: None! Super cute, super sweet, everything is happy and nothing hurt.
Word Count: 1,460
My Favourite Quote:
"Hang on," he objected, sitting up. John looked delighted. "You can’t shoot people and then try to fix them. It doesn’t work that way."
Sherlock banged on the floor of the playpen. As Greg looked over at him, he pointed to the blocks he’d been playing with. Greg squinted. The blocks were arranged to spell out “W-R-O-N-G”.
Read it here, by travels_in_time.
For clunkingbuckets in the AU Exchangelock.
AU - Greaserlock // Teenlock
Sherlock would never admit to John that he enjoys watching him play rugby. He’d ride his bike to the other side of the field, up in a small hill right under a huge willow tree and watch his John excel on his craft.
"I’ve better things to do" he’d say whenever John invited him to one his games.
John knew his answer even before asking the question but he’d always, always, invite him.
"This game it’s a big one" he added this time after Sherlock rejected his invitation.
"I’m sure it is" Sherlock said as he kept changing the oil on his 1953 Triumph Thunderbird 6T.
John didn’t say anything else and instead of trying to convince him to go to the match, he just left.
Little did he know that Sherlock was more than ready to go see him win his fifth game of the season. Sherlock knew John would win, he knew he was that good.
John’s team needed a drop goal to win and the match was almost over; as captain of his team he was feeling the pressure and the hot weather of that summer afternoon wasn’t helping either.
He was looking for Wiggins on his left side to confirm their next play when something caught his eye far in the distance, up in the hill: the bright red of Sherlock’s bike under a tree’s shadow.
"He came to see me" he whispered to himself as a wide grin appeared on his face.
"Watson!" Wiggins yelled.
Oh right. The game. Focus.
After knowing that Sherlock was there, supporting him, he felt his confidence coming back to him. He was not going to let his team down, he was not going to let Sherlock down. He was going to score that drop goal.
Wiggins passed him the ball and he was about to score when one dumb kid of the opposite team grabbed him by the waist, John gathered all his strength and focused on the cross bar.
I’m going to make it! I’m going to make it!
John scored just before the match finished.
They all cheered and hugged John, he was ecstatic.
He grabbed the ball and ran towards Sherlock, who was starting his bike to leave.
"Wait!" John screamed as he approached Sherlock "Hey! You came to see me!"
"This was a big game. Was it not?"
John smiled and took a step forward to give Sherlock a small, tender kiss on his lips.
"Thank you" he said and blushed "…that last goal was for you"
"Oh. So…your team won because of me?"
"You arrogant sod!" John laughed and Sherlock joined him.
"Come on, go and celebrate with your teammates, captain"
"Ah right…but later, you and I are going to celebrate, ok?" John winked.
"Of course. Same place, same time. Don’t be late"
I didn’t realise how badly I needed this.
That’s really sweet of you, Nonnie! It was loads of work but it was also loads of fun to read all the fics we got, the vast majority of which I’d never even heard of before. And we have plans to review loads of the fics that were nominated on this blog, so there will be even more wonderful new fic! Definitely what we’d call a success. ;D
And we couldn’t have done it without all of you and the ladies at sherlockbbcficrecs.
Bless this fandom. And congrats again to all the nominees and winners!
Old stuff. Because I’ve deleted my main tumblr, and maybe someone wants to have this on their dash.
You saw the (many, many, many) posts. You diligently read the dozens of fics that were nominated across our 24 categories. You voted for your favorites…
…and now, it is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2014 Holmsies! Please congratulate the authors of the following fics:
Categories based on LENGTH OF FIC
Categories based on TROPE
Categories based on PLOT OR WRITING STYLE
So, what do these authors get?
Apart from eternal recognition, you mean? moriartystayingalive has generously made each author a banner (shown above) that they can display on their Tumblr, embed into AO3, or generally show off wherever they like.
In addition, the sherlockbbcficrecs and fuckyeahteenlock team will be reviewing each of the winning fics on the sherlockbbcficrecs blog - each mod will write a review for the winning fics in the categories they read, and we will tag all Holmsie-winning fic reviews with “Holmsies winner” and “The Holmsies.” In cases where we’ve already reviewed the winning fic before, we will reblog with those tags to collect them all in one place.
BUT WAIT - there’s more to come! Specifically, in the form of Editor’s Choice Awards
As you all know, the mods of sherlockbbcficrecs and fuckyeahteenlock read through all the thousands of fics that were submitted for The Holmsies and chose the nominations in each category. We each have our favorites - those fics that stayed with us well past the moment we finished it - and we wanted to take some space to recognize those fics as well. Each mod who was involved in judging will choose one non-winning fic across all categories.
For the Editor’s Choice awards, residentbunburyist has generously offered up doodles that we will post with the announcement of those winners over the next two weeks.
And a final message for all of you wonderful followers, readers, recommenders, reviewers, and connoisseurs of Sherlock fanfiction:
Check back this evening to see who won our fan fiction awards. You can also check sherlockbbcficrecs. Be sure to reblog the winners so everyone has a chance to see if they won. But most importantly, read all the awesome new fic. It’s Christmas in the Sherlock fandom. :D
I kinda want to write a fic where Sherlock and John are in school, and Sherlock faffs about insulting people and deducing the bullies’ secrets, and he’s always a hair away from getting his arse kicked, but John is his super protective boyfriend who beats the crap out of everyone before they can touch him.
he’s just impatient to get him ready for their adventures
This is really adorable.
((I also relate to this because I have a six-year-old niece who is impatiently waiting for my six-month-old nephew to stop being a baby so she can play with him for real.))
The worst thing about being a teenage boy are the it-is-my-lifelong-dream-to-embarrass-you boners.
Okay, but more importantly, they’re wearing each other’s jumpers.
You know how people always caption things like this with [HEAVY BREATHING] or “SCREECHING” or whatever? Well, I actually made a pterodactyl noise when I saw this, okay, I wouldn’t lie to you.
akickintheorchestras answered: Can I prompt a sketch? How about Mycroft brought Sherlock the skull when he came back from school(or something) and everything is happy.
This one turned into a bit of a comic. I imagine Mycroft “borrowed” the skull from the archaeology lab at school.