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    Anthea tries to interest Mycroft in a life beyond his work. It goes simultaneously better and worse than she could have hoped.

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    24 Jun 2019

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    These differences between British and American terminology and culture below are all ones I have seen in Sherlock fic or that are likely to come up in Sherlock fic. It is not exhaustive and I know that I will think of or spot at least 10 more as soon as I post this, but it is a start. If you have read fic set in America written by a Brit you will know that these things jar and spoil the flow quite a lot, so here you go.

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    24 Sep 2018

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    “You have a visitor,” Mrs Hudson added irritably, as John trailed after Holmes and Billy, “Oh, not you, Doctor,” she added, as John paused on habit. “But tell Mister Holmes that I’ll not abide the police banging up and down the house at all hours. What will the neighbours think? I’ll not get any other lodgers!”

    This, John reflected, as he retreated from Mrs Hudson’s womanly wrath, was precisely why his landlady’s role was restricted to a ‘plot device’ in his short stories. The Strand’s readers had turned out to have a surprisingly prodigious appetite for his case notes - or, as Holmes tended to call them, his ‘over-romanticised recollections’, but John rather doubted that his readers would have stood for pages upon pages depicting Mrs Hudson’s passionate tirades about the Right and Proper Way To Behave as a Gentleman Lodger. She could write a book. Holmes would still break all the rules.

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    21 Jun 2018

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    Greg Lestrade isn’t a Sentinel, and he’s sure as hell not a Guide. He’s good at his job and he’s been told that he’s got an even temper, none of which are any kind of justification for his son coming online as a Prime. All he can say is, thank fuck for Mycroft Holmes.

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    14 Jun 2018

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    "Don't know if you're doing anything right now, but there's a few of us at Walker's on Craig's Court. Thought you might want to come down for a drink."

    "Why would you think that?" Mycroft says disbelievingly.

    "Because you qualify as a member of the sad divorced bastards club," Greg says as Anderson returns from the bar, and sets two glasses on the table. Greg knows how it feels to find yourself living alone again. How empty a flat can feel, and how hard it can be to remember who you are without that other person. He knows how loneliness can creep in. "Might as well attend a meeting."

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    23 Apr 2018