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13 October 2014 @ 09:55 pm
Finally it's here  
Storms have been predicted all day today and at last one has arrived, blowing away the mugginess of the day with a howling wind and rain pelting down. It's so badly needed; I just hope it doesn't damage the concrete edging that I had done last night.

I have invested at least half an hour a night for the last week, reading a fic that I'd been looking forward to - and I'm so disappointed. The premise of the fic hooked me but from the start the characters were so wildly OOC that I was struggling. Kept thinking "oh, it has to get better, they can't go on like this" but no, John was still this weak semi-catatonic shadow of himself - even when he was finally shocked into action he was still not-John. And Sherlock was so not-Sherlock that I only mildly eye-rolled towards the end when he took himself off to sleep in Mycroft's bed because he was too upset to sleep alone. Tucked in with his big brother for comfort. As you do, in your mid thirties.

Late on Saturday night I started an email to my sister that contained a cut-and-paste of every time Sherlock "pressed a kiss to John's temple" or variations thereof, just in one chapter. Eight times. If it had been a drinking game I'd have been well hammered. Still, having put so much time into it, and still being curious to see if either of them would ever revert to form, I had to finish it.
 
 
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mrua7mrua7 on October 13th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
Hmmm been there did that, finishing a work because you were compelled simply in the hope it would get better. I once read the follow-up to "Angela's Ashes" called "T'is"...it ended up being nothing but a piece of filth. The author has established this terrible life/childhood in Ireland, his mother Angela suffered to what seemed her end (hence the ashes ) only to find out that she lived and he, after emigrating to the US, brought her there and she lived high on the hog. Huh? It would have been a happy ending I suppose it the second book didn't focus on his lewd thoughts about women and trying to get in their knickers. Pure trash. That was hours of my life lost.

So lesson learned, as soon as a book or story starts to 'head South' I toss it. My time is worth more... (lol)
miwahni: Sherlock John facepalmmiwahni on October 14th, 2014 11:00 am (UTC)
I used to have a lot of trouble bailing on something I hadn't finished reading, but it gets easier all the time. This story, though, did have an interesting plot at least and I wanted to see how it was resolved. Sadly the resolution was about as half-baked as the rest of the fic.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on October 13th, 2014 06:00 pm (UTC)

I think a lot of writers use repetitive phrases. The problem is when they're not entertaining you enough for you not to notice them. :D
miwahni: Sherlock Sanctity of your brainmiwahni on October 14th, 2014 11:04 am (UTC)
And this one practically leaped off the page and grabbed my attention every single time... which says a lot for the entertainment value... *g*