Fang's Fawn
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Joined 02-12-09, id: 1836175, Profile Updated: 03-15-14
Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter, and Sherlock.

About me: I'm 40-something, married, no kids (unless you count furkids), and I write advertising copy for a living. I love so many different books of so many different genres that I couldn’t name just a few, and if I started trying to name any I’d be going on forever. I hope to publish my own original stuff someday, and in the meantime I find fan fiction (along with my journal) a great way to practice honing my technique.

I got my moniker, Fang's Fawn, from a very minor character in a VERY wonderful book called Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart. If you haven't read it, do!

Status of "Tightrope." I get a fair amount of people asking after the status of my story, "Tightrope." I hate doing this because I have a few stories I'm following myself that I love and that haven't been updated for years, but I can't promise when or if I will continue it. Although I know where the story is going and how it ends, 1. I've had a lot of trouble with chapter 11 and, after attempting several times to rewrite it, decided I needed to take a step back; 2. my latest position as an advertising writer is very high-stress and high-output, and because it's actually quite difficult (for me, anyway) to be writing creatively all day at work and then come home to work on a long, intense, involved story, I've really only felt up to one-shots lately; 3. my enthusiasm for HP has waned somewhat (it's not that I no longer love it; more that I've moved on to other interests). So – in a nutshell, yes, I hope to continue "Tightrope" someday, but no, I don't know when or if that will happen. My sincerest apologies if you've read it up to this point; if you haven't started reading it, you may prefer not to until I've done something more with it.

Fawn's Fanfiction Pet Peeves:

Authors who don't proofread. I'm talking about proofreading, not editing. I know it's a learning process, we all makes mistakes, and things fall through the cracks. I also know that fanfiction writing is recreational for most people (me included). But when I see a story with no caps, all caps, or misspellings that could have been caught by a spell checker, I feel like the author couldn't even do the bare minimum to give me an enjoyable reading experience. It's disrespectful, and also the reason why I always go back and fix any errors readers point out to me.

Chapters shorter than the time it takes to open them with a single click. There's short, and then there's one-paragraph-short. If you need to do a super-short chapter for stylistic reasons (as for a prologue or similar), don't release the tiny little chapter unless you have a longer one ready to release at the same time. Otherwise, you're just wasting your readers' time.

Authors who hold chapters "hostage" in exchange for a certain number of reviews. At best, this sounds whiny. At worst, it sounds arrogant. Either way, it always sounds self-gratuitous, and I solemnly swear to never, ever do this to my readers.

Summaries where the author says, "Better than it sounds" or "I suck at summaries." Word of advice: even if both those things are true, for Pete's sake don't say it! It's the literary equivalent of saying to a date, "I'm not good enough for you." It makes me want to say, "You know what? You're right." When I see stories with one of those two statements prefaced in the summary (or worse yet, both!), I don't bother to read it at all.

•"Anyways." "Anyways" is not a word. The word is "anyway." "Anyways" sounds like something an ignorant, 13-year-old kid would say. If you have a full-grown character or a character who is careful with his or her language say "anyways," I am instantly kicked out of the story (as my old writing professor used to say).

"Compliment/complement." Don't say "compliment" when you mean "complement." For instance, if you say, "Those two compliment one another," then what you're implying is that they say nice things about each other. If what you mean is, "Those two work very well together, stronger somehow for their differences," then the word you want is "complement" (no "i").

"Lay/lie." I know this one can be a bit tricky, but you'll sound like you know what you're doing more if you can master it. If you exclude the meaning "to tell an untruth" and just focus on the setting/reclining meaning of lay and lie, then the important distinction is that "lay" requires a direct object and "lie" does not. So you lie down on the sofa (no direct object), but you lay the book down on the table (the book is the direct object). *HarnGrin shared a little gem with me that she uses to help her own children remember when to use "lay" and when to use "lie" – "Chickens lay eggs; people lie down!" :-) Thanks, HarnGrin!

"Bare/bear." I'm surprised by how many people seem confused by this one. "Bare" means to uncover something, either literally ("The dog bared it's teeth at him") or figuratively ("She bared her soul when she sang"). "Bear" (not the animal) means to carry, support, produce or endure something ("Americans have the right to bear arms;" "he came bearing a tray of drinks;" "the footbridge could not bear the weight of a car;" "that tree bears delicious fruit;" "she can bear pain in silence.").

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The Lessons of Life and How It's Rarely Fair by Cumberbatch Critter reviews
"John had initially stiffened at Sherlock's embrace, but even before a single second had gone by, he'd buried his face against Sherlock's chest and broke down sobbing. Sherlock pressed his lips into a thin line and tightened his hold on John, pulling him impossibly closer." Major character death, set shortly after His Last Vow. T for angst.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,165 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/13 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
No Longer a Constant by Daebak reviews
There's only so much a man can take. When John finally breaks, after Sherlock, after Mary, after everything that's happened to him, he vanishes – a suitcase in his right hand, his baby daughter in his left. The three cleverest people in England haven't a clue where he's gone... until three long years pass by.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,147 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/2 - Sherlock H., John W., Mary M. - Complete
The Blue Carboy by owlcroft reviews
It's nearing Christmas and John has a surprise visitor, one that leads to heartache and loss. Sherlock does what he does best. Set approximately ten months after Mary Morstan Watson's death.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,749 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/26/2013 - Complete
Not My Proudest Moment by charlock221 reviews
John tries his best not to get in the way of Sherlock's cases, but when the vivid noises of fireworks unnerve his senses and begin to bring back unwanted memories of Afghanistan, he cannot help but to hope Sherlock will notice and help him before things go too far.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,695 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/10/2013 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Scenes From a Treaty by thereluctantrose reviews
This is the practice room, stripped bare to the walls. This is the negotiating table. This is the battlefield, at rest. Set Post-Reichenbach.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,666 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/7/2013 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
And A Doctor by StillWaters1 reviews
It was only when people actually saw John working as a physician that they began to understand: that it wasn't just about bullets and IEDs and trauma care under fire. That "doctor" actually covered a pretty wide field. And that John was bloody good at covering ground. 5 times Dr. Watson treated others and 1 time he treated himself.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 27,393 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 960 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 9/9/2012 - Published: 8/27/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Strong Swimmer by chappysmom reviews
How had he managed to swim to shore with all that weight and Sherlock, too? Greg had had no idea John was such a strong swimmer. But he had learned something today about the man who followed Sherlock Holmes around, and all in all, felt better for it.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,229 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 38 - Published: 8/5/2012 - John W., DI Lestrade - Complete
Sympathy for the Devil and Mycroft Holmes by scifigrl47 reviews
Mycroft has always protected his younger brother, but there are some things he just can't control. Sherlock's relationship with John Watson is one of them. Set during the first two seasons of Sherlock, with all the spoilers that would entail.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 18,535 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 605 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 5/13/2012 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Mycroft H. - Complete
First Response by Arwen Jade Kenobi reviews
Five times John had to perform first aid on Sherlock and one time Sherlock had to perform it on John. SPOILERS for both series and after. NOW COMPLETE
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,516 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 4/20/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Whipping Boy by PrettyArbitrary reviews
Whipping boy: a child assigned to befriend a young prince, and take punishment for the prince's misbehaviors in his stead. That's one way to make Sherlock listen.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 890 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/6/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Distractions by windchymes reviews
An unexpected discovery and Bella realises Edward lied when he left her. She is determined to find him, but as she searches she finds there is more to Edward Cullen than she ever realised.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 17 - Words: 184,779 - Reviews: 3186 - Favs: 3,243 - Follows: 1,323 - Updated: 11/12/2010 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Poor of God by kilara25 reviews
After Snape's visit to Surrey, Harry writes him a thank you letter that triggers an extended correspondence between the two of them. Sequel to The Guiltless.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 103,741 - Reviews: 1219 - Favs: 1,516 - Follows: 963 - Updated: 9/1/2009 - Published: 8/24/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Fate Worse Than Death by nosleep3 reviews
New Moon AU, E/B. After Edward leaves her, Bella's haze and her danger magnet lead her down a path of abandonment, insanity, and the very edge of death. How do the pieces of her life fit back together again? Full summary inside.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 116,935 - Reviews: 923 - Favs: 882 - Follows: 353 - Updated: 8/22/2009 - Published: 3/10/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Worth a Wound by The Fool's Hope reviews
Response to bcbdrums' AU 3GAR challenge, written much too late at night. Not sure if I like what I came up with or not... reviews are nice! COMPLETE!
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,844 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/26/2008 - Published: 6/25/2008 - Complete
Dwarven Hearts by Sandra S reviews
A Legolas and Gimli moment. Friendship. And not intended as AU.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,662 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Gimli, Legolas - Complete
The Guiltless by kilara25 reviews
Sixth year AU, written pre HBP. When Harry appears at the Welcoming Feast wearing a glamor only Snape notices, Snape decides to find out what the glamor is hiding. His investigation leads to a number of shocking revelations about both Harry and himself.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,608 - Reviews: 523 - Favs: 1,917 - Follows: 650 - Updated: 8/24/2007 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Peonies by sillybella reviews
I return every year to watch the peonies bloom. Bella planted them to remind me of our love. “Because you won’t change me, and someday I’m going to die.” It's been twenty years since I left. Did she have the happy human life I wanted for her? AU E/B
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 32,024 - Reviews: 1293 - Favs: 1,568 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 6/14/2007 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Complete
Temptation by mosylu reviews
As hard as he tries to say no, Jayne knows he'll keep giving River what she wants. Second in the Walking the Black series.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,710 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/6/2005 - Jayne, River - Complete
Void by mosylu reviews
River wants something only Jayne will give her. K for language only.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/7/2004 - Jayne, River - Complete
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An Innocent Man reviews
"And what about John Watson?" Sherlock had asked. He had expected a rather dull answer...after all, he had been away. He had not expected to hear that John had spent the past two years in prison. Series 3 AU.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,143 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 4h ago - Published: 4/13 - Sherlock H., John W., Mycroft H., DI Lestrade
Simple Procedure reviews
Sherlock may be the common denominator for Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade and Molly, but when a routine surgery briefly puts John out of commission, it becomes apparent that someone else is responsible for drawing them together. Takes place sometime during series 2.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,043 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/14 - Sherlock H., John W., DI Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson - Complete
Collateral Damage reviews
Sherlock was initially jealous of Major James Sholto, but when the major opens his eyes to what exactly Sherlock means to John, Sherlock becomes frightened instead. Sherlock doesn't approve of collateral damage, least, not if it involves John. Character study; spoilers for TSoT.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,230 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/27 - Sherlock H. - Complete
Worth the Wounds reviews
Post-Reichenbach. How does one heal a fractured friendship? John does not trust easily, and his trust, once lost, is almost impossible to recover. John would love to trust Sherlock again, but there's something he needs to know before that can happen – and he's willing to find out even at the cost of his own life.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,723 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/23/2013 - Sherlock H., John W., Mary M. - Complete
Tightrope reviews
This story is a continuation of my story, "In Care Of." You'll need to read that first to understand how the characters got to where they are in this part of the tale. ON HIATUS, sorry. I'm not sure when or if I will continue it (see author profile for details).
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,978 - Reviews: 1164 - Favs: 1,802 - Follows: 2,998 - Updated: 1/20/2012 - Published: 4/30/2009 - Harry P., Severus S.
In Care Of reviews
During the summer before sixth year, Harry finds an injured bat in the garden and decides to try to heal it...and an unwilling Snape learns just what kind of a person Harry Potter really is. No slash. Part 2 continued in "Tightrope."
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,026 - Reviews: 1465 - Favs: 4,264 - Follows: 1,635 - Updated: 4/25/2010 - Published: 3/16/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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