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The other day I asked for recs for things in the Sherlock fandom, and one of you pulled through for me! Thanks [livejournal.com profile] baruchan !

The Case of the Unwelcome Owl by pandarus (on DW) is a short fic (7458 words), it is also Gen.

I like it for the same reason I like my own Harry Potter crossover - it's BELIEVABLE. And what I mean by that is that the universes are blended in a very believable way - not only that, but the things about the established characters that the author has to tweak are actually tweaked in a way that is completely in keeping with the characters.

Also, it is amusing.

There's only one slight canonical mistake in it (an owl delivering a personal letter would not have to be paid - only newspaper delivering owls require payment)...so, overall, I'd say it's pretty damn good.

It also leaves things way open for delightful sequels, though, if the author doesn't proceed with caution, she could completely ruin why I like the story - but isn't that the case with everything?

So, yes, this rec is for the few of you who watch Sherlock and like crossovers. I know there's a good chunk of people who friended me based on their love of crossovers, so I doubt that bits the problem is you AREN'T clicking on the link. So, I'll add that if you haven't watched Sherlock, you totally should - because it is great and has so much goddamn potential for everything that it KILLS me. I want to turn that show into a lake and swim in it.

Date: 2010-12-02 02:14 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Ladybug, of Miraculous fame, with a rainbow Pride background (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
I thought it was owls owned by the sender or recipient of the letter didn't have to be paid, while owls owned by a company did?

Date: 2010-12-02 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
If you are sending something by an owl other than your own, you probably have to pay that owl - but if someone sends you personal mail, you don't have to pay for it.

I'm pretty sure we've only seen people pay owls for newspaper delivery and when sending something (and not using their own owl or a school owl).

It doesn't make much sense to pay for incoming mail. So, that's the only point of the story that bugs me...though, I can see they did it for the comedy of the scene, but still.

Date: 2010-12-02 02:19 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Ladybug, of Miraculous fame, with a rainbow Pride background (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
There's a post office in either Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade. Possibly both. So it stands to reason that there's more need to pay owls than just newspaper delivery.

Date: 2010-12-02 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Yeah, but newspaper delivery is the only time the RECIPIENT has to pay the owl (because they requested the paper). I assume the post offices work like they do in the muggle world and you only have to pay to SEND.

Date: 2010-12-02 02:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexseanchai

Date: 2010-12-02 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baruchan.livejournal.com
No problem. I'm just happy to share my ridonkulous love for crossovers with everyone! :D


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