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lijahlover
10 November 2018 @ 10:09 am
Title: Gimme Shelter
Author: SinceWhenDoYouCallMeJohn
Rating:Explicit
Word Count:159,369
Warnings:None except it is an AU and set in the 70's. It also has period typical homophobia.
Summary:All John Watson wants is the feeling of a freshly waxed surfboard under his feet and the hot California sun baking down onto his back. To finally go pro in the newly formed world of professional surfing and leave the dark memories of his past behind him as he rips across the face of a towering blue barrel. To lounge beside the beach bonfire every evening with an ice cold beer tucked into the cool sand beside him and listen to Pink Floyd and the Doors while the saltwater dries in his sun bleached hair.

That's all he wants, that is, until the hot young phenom taking Oahu and the Hawaiian shores by storm steps up next to him in the sand in the second round of the 1976 International Surf Competition.

Why I loved it: First off She is a marvel. An absolutely beautiful, poignant, breathtaking marvel. Utterly gorgeous. She made me feel all the feels and I found such exquisite detail in all her chapters. This story is perfection. This story was beautiful from beginning to end and I will be revisiting it over and over in the future.

ALSO! I love John and Sherlock in this, but Greg definitely steals the show every time he's mentioned. He and Molly are just delightful in this. A super cute couple and just lovely.

These characters will live on in my mind for a long time to come. I'll imagine them drinking beer on the porch as they stare out over the ocean, waking up together, running their surf shop, competing and supporting each other, and growing older into a world that will eventually accept them. I'll have no problem seeing John fuss with that coffee making contraption, or Sherlock sanding down a new board, or him doing research to find his mother. Out there, in this beautiful AU, they live and breathe and call each other names just being brilliant together and living their lives.

From start to finish, this has been an emotional masterpiece. This has become one of my all time favorite works and I’m honored to have gotten to read it.
 
 
lijahlover
10 November 2018 @ 09:07 pm
Title: Summit Fever
Author:J_Baillier
Rating:Mature
Word Count:78782
Warnings:None
Summary:After graduating from medical school, John Watson followed his heart to the Himalayas. Ten years later, he's a haunted cynic working for his ex-lover's trekking and mountaineering company. Will leading an expedition to Annapurna I—the most lethal of all the world's highest mountains—shake John out of his reverie, and who is the mystery client added to the group at the last minute?

Why I loved it:This story was so beautiful and very well researched. I was impressed with the way she described everything it felt like we were up on the mountain with them. She is brilliant at writing both John and Sherlock. But she really gets John when she writes him, it's like she has a understanding of who he is.

This was a fascinating and terrifying look into mountain climbing. And I adored every word but this paragraph made me *melt*......"You are my tether; you are in my bones, in the cells of my lungs, you are my oxygen; you make me breathe and keep me going. I am never alone, now." So lovely *sighs*

This deserves so much more praise and kudoes. I was just waiting for her to finish it before recommending this glorious story. I know some don't feel confident reading a wip. I would suggest reading everything she writes... honestly you won't be sorry. :)
 
 
lijahlover
10 November 2018 @ 10:49 pm
This is a massive post of hotties :)

I also noticed all my photobucket pics are back. I'm glad I didn't get ride of the links after all.



marily monroe photo: Marily Monroe monroe.jpg

So many more gorgeous people under the cut mmmmm :)

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