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In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

221B Baker Towers is a Tumblr-based ACD Sherlock Holmes AU based on this fan's idea:
...try to imagine fandom’s reaction if the next big Holmes adaptation to come along had Holmes and Watson as British, yeah - young black British men, living case to case on a council estate in a dodgy area of London. How fandom would react if Sherlock Holmes didn’t employ street kids and homeless people like trained animals to do his bidding, but instead was part of that invisible underclass; if instead of having his eccentricities tolerated by Scotland Yard on account of being the Great White Genius, Sherlock Holmes, BME, school dropout, and sometime addict, was regarded by the police as practically a criminal already, one more thug, one more junkie, one more dealer in the making.

If he had to choose between buying the week’s groceries or palming a twenty to a bored constable for the chance to spend five minutes on a crime scene, in the hope that whoever’s under enough pressure to deal with crime rates in the neighbourhood will pay him enough for a perp to feed himself and Watson for a month or two. If the greatest threat to his safety were police brutality, or the prospect of being done for a snitch; if his arch enemy weren’t Moriarty, but the systemic poverty and inequality that has him helping out his oppressors just to get by, and that makes the other side of the law look more tempting to someone with his skills every day.

Do I need to explain why I love this? Fic, trailers, art, and every flavor of fanwork that incorporates a POV that is simply not available in mainstream media. Check it out!

MissileMuse/Racoteur's Sherlock Fic Rec Tumblr has recently moved to a new address. Good lord, this woman reads fast, has fantastic taste, and cuts right to WHY each story is worth reading. She posts daily BBC Sherlock recs, and I have enjoyed every one of the 465 I've tried for myself.

Wrong Planet is a web community designed by and for individuals with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. I strongly recommend it to anyone on the Spectrum. There are fantastic articles, and I love the forums. Because sometimes, after a week of being deluged in NT perspectives and head-space, I need somewhere where I can go complain, "And then they all wanted to talk to me, and HUG ME, because they like me, and how can I tell them how much I don't want that without looking like a freak?"



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 3rd, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
That first one sounds fantastic! I'm definitely going to check it out.
Jan. 3rd, 2014 04:00 am (UTC)
Maybe start with this trailer:
Jan. 3rd, 2014 09:14 am (UTC)
(Blushing) Thanks a lot! That's really high praise. I hope I continue to deserve it.
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:07 pm (UTC)
I have been SO impressed by the consistently high quality of your recs, especially given how quickly you churn them out. Thank you so much for them!
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