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31 July 2011 @ 11:36 pm
the theory of narrative causality – master post  
Oh hey, guys, I'm abandoning nuitdenovembre, for now at least. There isn't any actual, logical reason — it just feels redundant and unnecessary, and I rarely ever log in there. Whatever fic there'll be in the future will be posted here again, etc.

Anyway. ToNC, coming your way.

The Theory Of Narrative Causality
nc-17. porn. no specific warnings.
sherlock belongs to the beeb, moffat, and gatiss; originally acd's; I make no money and mean no copyright infringement.
written for this prompt: Sherlock and John are BNFs in Sherlock Holmes fandom. Together, they fight crime. (Always.) And write porn, incidentally.

notes: a while back, in November I think, there was a request on a Make Me A Monday post asking for Sherlock versus THE INTERNET, for which I’d scribbled a few hundred words before getting (as ever) distracted by another shiny plot idea. Most of these few hundred words didn’t make it into this (except the Derringer Sky excerpt, I believe), but the general idea of using actual LJ posts and gmail chats remained, and, eventually, this story shaped itself around it.

I’ve meant to deanon on this for a while now, as the original post in sherlockbbc_fic has gotten very much confused. This is a cleaned-up, coded version, slightly altered in pieces, restructured in seven parts instead of five, and hopefully a hell of a lot more readable.

I owe a thousand thanks to the gorgeous people who welcomed this story over on the meme, and encouraged its writing with such enthusiasm and kindness. By the time it was over, this story had become a collective effort, which is... well, mind-boggling, really. It’s been an amazing experience, posting this every few days and receiving such wonderful feedback. Thank you all.

due thanks where thanks are due: to misha0529, above and beyond, for this fantastic job of formatting and coding what was previously a terrible mess of fake hyperlinks and html confusion into actual LJ entries, TV tropes articles, and gmail chats. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of time you must have spent on this. (I still think you’re magic.) Thank you so very, very much.

to dinadandelion, the original OP of the prompt; obviously, this story wouldn't have been written without you. It was a fantastic prompt, and it dropped on me like an anvil. Just, wow. Thank you so, so much for your feedback along the way.

to ningen_demonai, for the beta!job and the encouragement. I love you, m’lass.

to the holmeschat crowd, who know who they are, for taking this silly story and making it real, and ongoing, and putting as much time and effort into it as they do.

to all the people who contributed to this ‘verse in every way they could – with icons and stories and art and podfics, as listed here – I seriously, seriously love you. All of you. Thank you.

final note: because of lj’s recent wonkiness, it is quite possible that some of the coding may have gone wrong somewhere, or simply that typos/spelling mistakes/grammar errors may have escaped notice during the editing of this. I’m going to be offline for the next three weeks or so (vacation, yo), but should you notice anything, please let me know, and I’ll put it right as soon as I come home.

Weirder things have happenedlucid_babbles on August 1st, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
I normally don't like trawling the kink meme, because everything is all over the place...but this fic? This genius meta-fic? YES. :D

And now that it's neatly categorized, all the more reason for EVERYONE AND THEIR GRANDMAS to get down here and read this!
Queenie | J.J.waterpulse on August 1st, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)


MV: Sherlock - rabbitsmrv3000 on August 1st, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
YAY! I had just recd this today in my journal, directing people to the kink meme. But now it's formatted! With icons! So fabulous! \o/
Julie: sherlock profiledinadandelion on August 1st, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
Thank you so much again for filling this! And so perfectly, at that! *Mems this post forever*
Rayna (Nin)ningen_demonai on August 1st, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
... Just how many corrections would you welcome. Cuz uh, I can totally nitpick the hell outta things, if you're okay with it. It's like grammar and spelling shit, cuz I already adore everything that is the basis of this story. :x
Rayna (Nin): I love youningen_demonai on August 1st, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know I needed that reread until now. ♥

BUT YES, corrections. I have a lil notepad of it if you want it. >> BUT MAN, HAVE A TON OF FUN ON VACATION, LUV. BE FREEEE FROM FANDOM WHILE YOU CAN.
Shaz: [Actors] Benedict Cumberbatchdancy_dreamer on August 1st, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
I don't think I've ever memmed a fic so fast in my entire life.

I read this over at the kinkmeme a while back and there really are not enough words to express how much I love this. It is extremely well done, especially the brilliant formatting, and I wish to read it over and over again.
Rayna (Nin): LOVE LOVE HUGningen_demonai on August 1st, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
DEAR misha0529




voices in the darkmisha0529 on August 2nd, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
DEAR ningen_demonai


(Because—confession—I think betas are amazing. And this fic... oh man, you are so awesomesauce I can't even say)

This fic. This fiiiiiiiiic. *fangirls all over*
Rayna (Nin): Hehningen_demonai on August 2nd, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
(Sob, I was really more of an unofficial one that just told her random spelling mistakes that needed to be fixed. XD BUT YES, THIS FIC IS AMAZING)
Mushroommushroom18 on August 1st, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)

imhitimhit on August 1st, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)

shadows and sparklesfunkyinfishnet on August 1st, 2011 08:52 am (UTC)
Oh I have loved this fic for a long time. It is one of the loveliest things I have read in this fandom and I am so delighted to see it all gathered together here. Thanks for sharing it :)
imhitimhit on August 1st, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
fruguited: sherlock <3 john in coatfruguited on August 1st, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
this was one of the best fics i've read that was not in the usual fic format. this is brilliant, all of it. and now with icons? i love you. i really do.

this is genius.
kunju: mad bad and dangerous to knowinnie_darling on August 1st, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
I just reread this over at the meme and it's as perfect as I remembered. What an amazing story!
altogether susan: excessively divertedwaeter on August 1st, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oh god, icons! Icons! :D Why the hell am so excited over icons I do not know. It's the magic of this story, probably. I'd cry from happiness if you added a few new commas. xD No, seriously though. It's made my fannish year. Thank you for writing it. :D
voices in the darkmisha0529 on August 2nd, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)

You already know how I feel about this amazing beautiful genius work of art, so I won't make you listen to it again... oh who am I kidding. I'm going to flail all over every single post.

dsidhe: David Cook Whitedsidhe on August 3rd, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Loved this on the meme and love that you're consolidating them here. Thank you so much! This is my favoritest fic in this fandom :).
Gwaihirilgwaihiril on August 3rd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Wow. I was amazed when I first came across this fic on the kink meme (sadly after it was entirely finished), but this just makes it so much more amazing, to be able to read it all in one go. And the coding! Wow. Just...wow. I am super impressed by the scrolling gchat windows and by the amount of time it must have taken to get all those links right. (Though really, the fact that they were all included in the first place!) Thank you for an amazing, amazing fic.
(Anonymous) on August 4th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
This might be my favorite fic in any fandom ever. Thank you so much for writing this! <3
infinite luxurious ugliness: river/eleven.macphista on August 4th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
AAAHHHH! I've been waiting for this update just so it's all LJ-coded and shiny and even MORE PRECIOUS than it was. So happy. LET ME LOVE YOU AGAIN FOR THIS.


(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
guess who
you're getting me into sherlock/john. why why why why why ra-chan? don't i have enough fandoms to obsess about? why did you have to introduce me to more crack?

Mirakoishii_tenshii on September 4th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)

sheara_goldwingsheara_goldwing on September 4th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
I started reading this brilliant fic at five this morning while slightly high on caffeine while my roommate slept on, oblivious. It is currently eight in the morning and I have been forced to relocate to my dorm's lounge in order to finish reading this masterpiece due mostly because I was laughing so hard my roommate woke up and threw me out without my key.
You are amazing. Plain and simple.
... and I'm still amazed at the format coding. *can't imagine all the work that went into it*
Much love and many joyful flails,
that girl over there: awesomeg3kkei on September 6th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
Oh my god.

I can't. I can't remember the last time I loved a fic this much. Seriously, you have no idea. This is amazing. This is gorgeous, and delicious, and wonderful, and. I--I have no idea how to describe just how much I love this fic, except I must say I've been flailing around IRL like an idiot.

You are awesome. End of story. Here, my soul, it is yours.

(I wish I could be more coherent, but my brain's pretty much frozen between "OMG" and "<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <333333.")
Sabasaba1789 on December 22nd, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Reread this today and enjoyed it so much again :D Thanks for writing and sharing it! <3
I've fallen...and I can't get up.: death ray Side-effectssometimesuhurt on January 20th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
This looking brilliant!

You wouldn't happen to have a PDF of the whole thing perchance? (So I can put it on my kindle for future readings. haha)
ikira: Rainbow Unicorn MDCDCWikira on January 30th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
This was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I couldn't stop reading, even when I had class. CAN I LIVE IN YOUR BRAIN? IT IS CLEARLY AWESOME
Rhi: now panic and freak out: UK; trouble towrhipowered on February 4th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Read this, loved it, AMAZE. That is basically it. Brilliant meta.
Korrigan: mycroftkorrigan131 on February 4th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
You. Are. Incredible.

I read this all in one day. Most of which was spent laughing until I couldn't breathe, and yelling, "OhmygodthegeniusMETA!", much to the total bewilderment to everyone who had the misfortune to be nearby.

Everything about this is so perfect that it redefines perfection, and will be forever enshrined as one of the best things I have ever read (and yes, that means literature as well as fanfic), and is genuinely wonderfully incredibly mind-bogglingly brilliantly pure genius. Just wow.

But, seeing as this is LJ, I feel I should express myself properly:
*is dead from pure awesome*

So yes, thank you thank you thank you for writing this!!

Edited at 2012-02-05 06:47 pm (UTC)
kepteinenkepteinen on February 18th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
This was AMAZING. !!!! Seriously, I don't know you at all, but I kind of want to marry you right now.

(Sorry, that's creepy. But true.)
And you drove me to places I'll never forget: Eito ★ Yay!suikascented on February 27th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Oh god I know this is belated but OH GOD. This fic. No wonder it is labeled as one of "the classics", it's just THAT GOOD. I was squeeing and gaping and keysmashing to a poor friend. Just THANK YOU for writing this. It was amazing, brilliant, astonishing, and all those adjectives that jumperfucker would use splendidly and that slip from my mind because this fic has turned my brain to goo (also because I'm not as proficient in English as I'd like). And now all this things I wanted to do before work tomorrow (boooh MWC, I only like you because of the sheer amount of men in suits) will need to be pushed down another day but I REGRET NOTHING.

pseudonymfourbarphrase on March 11th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
I thought I might love this fandom, and you've just confirmed all my suspicions. Absolutely brilliant.
petrichor1111petrichor1111 on July 25th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
So... this is pretty fucking awesome. My face through this whole thing has just been :O
charlottesometimes: Nagikocharlottes on December 9th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
I'm such a n00b in all this fanfic world (had a problems first about where to start reading this fic, kink memes, prompts and so on are still grey area), but this was so marvelous! I love reading good stuff, but the structure and depth (links, mostly) of this piece are so impressive bonus to all! Thank you!
shagbark: coyote Philshagbark on January 17th, 2014 05:41 am (UTC)
Is this a joke? Does the story exist? There is no link, and Google finds nothing.
il advint qu'un beau soir;: pic#120324868falling_voices on January 17th, 2014 10:32 am (UTC)

The links to the story are between the thank yous and the final note. If you can't see them, that might be a problem with your browser, as I can both see them and click on them. Here's the URL for the first part, which will have a link to part 2, and so on: falling-voices.livejournal.com/18360.html#cutid1

Let me know if you can't access the other pages!
June K. Silverman: cat with glasses - smallJune K. Silverman on April 13th, 2015 03:48 am (UTC)
Great AU story
This was wonderful and clever!