Cannibal mermaids?
February 1, 2020 6:24 PM   Subscribe

Amy Discovers Jo's AO3 Handle And Drags Her In The March Family Groupchat.
Amy: “When John’s sister is hospitalized with a potentially fatal case of pneumonia, he and Sherlock pay her a visit in the hospital. When his sister’s wife assumes that he and Sherlock are a couple, will he face the truth? Or continue living a lie?”
Beth: wait when did she post this
Amy: uhm February 2011
Beth: are you fucking kidding me that’s when i got pneumonia
Beth: i almost died
Amy: ya i was there i remember
Beth: did she literally write sherlock holmes fanfiction about the time i got pneumonia and almost died

Hat tip to The Rec Center.
posted by shirobara (26 comments total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
this fic read both me and Little Women very hard and I loved it
posted by Countess Elena at 6:34 PM on February 1 [4 favorites]

posted by mittens at 6:39 PM on February 1 [5 favorites]

As a soi-distant progressive parent with infosec sensibilities this had me shaken. Whatever your gender identity is, whatever your predilections are? They’re OK, that’s OK. You’re my kid, you’re my family, I love you and I’m here for you. But letting somebody else use your phone? What the hell, didn’t I raise you better than that?
posted by mhoye at 7:02 PM on February 1 [31 favorites]

I'm glad I read this, thanks.
posted by medusa at 7:04 PM on February 1

“Weep, Little Lion Man” its from 2011

it sure is
posted by Merus at 7:11 PM on February 1 [8 favorites]

SNAPE/HERMIONE FIC of course ahahahaha

Amy is basically the only little woman I like, but I understand that that's bad of me? I am the youngest in my family.
posted by grandiloquiet at 8:02 PM on February 1 [3 favorites]

oh my godddddddddddddddddddddddddddd what an absolute gift. that was absolutely written by someone who loved homestuck. what a joy what a treat
posted by gaybobbie at 8:17 PM on February 1 [3 favorites]

Thank you!!! Ihave had this open in a tab to fpp to metafilter since it first posted my adhd brain because it made me shriek with laughter and also go yes, the hearts. I only wish it was on AO3 so I could give it all the kudos.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 8:22 PM on February 1 [2 favorites]

As someone who used fanfiction extensively to explore and figure out my gender identity and sexuality, I have read this essay approximately eleventy-billion times and felt completely, deliciously, Seen.
posted by kalimac at 8:41 PM on February 1 [5 favorites]

lol ok frued
posted by Joe in Australia at 11:55 PM on February 1 [7 favorites]

> Meg: I would never have expected Hermione to fall for a stodgy old professor, it seems very out of character for her

oh this is very good
posted by Phssthpok at 12:09 AM on February 2 [8 favorites]

> BETH has changed the name of THE MARCH SISTERS GROUPCHAT

oh my goodness I'm crying
posted by Phssthpok at 12:20 AM on February 2 [5 favorites]

posted by vibratory manner of working at 12:30 AM on February 2 [3 favorites]

Uh, hat tip to vibratory manner of working also!

Like Joe in Australia, "lol OK frued" killed me
posted by ominous_paws at 3:42 AM on February 2

Beth: so i’m truly the only one who cares that she is writing romantic fanfiction about the 538 podcasters
posted by annathea at 4:12 AM on February 2 [18 favorites]

That line had me cackling annathea.
posted by pharm at 4:28 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]

I have never read Little Women, in much the same way that I have never consumed a lot of media about which I have read fan fiction (but I have read several Toast articles that cover the ground pretty well) and this was delightful.
posted by Lawn Beaver at 5:28 AM on February 2

This was awesome. Thank you.
posted by KTamas at 6:01 AM on February 2

I just caught on to the several different levels that Meg's line works on. Genius.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:17 AM on February 2

I needed this, thank you for posting it!
posted by daisyk at 9:15 AM on February 2

My daughter used to write Harry Potter fanfic and is now on Sherlock Holmes. So it seems like she's right on track developmentally. Eagerly awaiting the cannibal mermaid phase.
posted by Margalo Epps at 9:42 AM on February 2 [4 favorites]


posted by The corpse in the library at 12:33 PM on February 2 [9 favorites]

this was great :) so funny and yet also so fundamentally kind
posted by alleycat01 at 6:47 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]

*chef's kiss*
posted by blurker at 10:44 AM on February 3

i just googled karkat and i think its a boy

As someone who got into fic and ended up adjacent to a bunch of homestucks I feel this so very much. (And also as someone who read Little Women approximately one hundred times before the age of thirteen, and finally saw the new movie Sunday - and ugh! so good! - I am living for this.)
posted by epersonae at 10:39 AM on February 4

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