Sherlock Holmes

Why You Should Be Aware of Queerbaiting Tactics

April 8, 2016 // 5 Comments

“Queerbaiting” is the practice of some television shows and movies to attract queer fans by hinting at potential queer relationships or actually promising them (but not delivering). There is some debate even amongst fans about whether queerbaiting is actually a thing. Outside of fandom, many believe queer fans are reading too much into on-screen interactions. However, writers, producers, and executives nowadays do recognize the existence of a queer fan base, and they want to appeal //

Why Do We Ship Non-Canon Couples?

December 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

As fans, we adore the things our favorite writers create for us. Why then do so many of us blatantly ignore canon and obsess over non-canon couples? There are plenty of canon love stories for us, yet for many of us, most of our attention is focused on the non-canon. According to a census of the most popular shipping tags on Archive Of Our Own, the most popular couple tag on the website in 2014 was Sherlock Holmes and John Watson from the tv show Sherlock, who canonically are a pair of mutual //

5 Short Stories by Big-Name Authors (That Are Also Fanfiction)

December 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

To an extent, fanfiction is still viewed as the realm of amateur writers. Even now that it’s more acceptable for mainstream authors and publishers alike, many well-known writers are still reluctant to talk about their stint with fanfic (if they talk about it at all). It’s a shame, because as fanfic authors and readers know too well, the world of fandom is brimming with talent. That’s why it’s heartening to know famous authors—both living and dead—who still try their //