History Literature / SherlockInLove

23rd Oct '14 7:45:27 AM jeez
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* {{Crossdresser}}: Violet poses as "Victor" in order to perform in the all-male Munich Opera Orchestra.

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* {{Crossdresser}}: Violet poses as "Victor" in order to perform in the all-male Munich UsefulNotes/{{Munich}} Opera Orchestra.
7th Nov '12 10:24:51 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To ''AChristmasCarol'' - "Holmes was dead: to begin with"...

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* ShoutOut: To ''AChristmasCarol'' ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' - "Holmes was dead: to begin with"...
31st Aug '12 2:50:12 PM Nocturna
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** The first is fairly obvious and takes place in the first half of the story - [[AWorldwidePunomenon namely,]] that "Victor" is actually ''Violet''.

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** The first is fairly obvious and takes place in the first half of the story - [[AWorldwidePunomenon namely,]] [[IncrediblyLamePun namely]], that "Victor" is actually ''Violet''.
15th Jun '12 2:16:19 PM MichaelKatsuro
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** The first is fairly obvious and takes place in the first half of the story - [[IncrediblyLamePun namely,]] that "Victor" is actually ''Violet''.

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** The first is fairly obvious and takes place in the first half of the story - [[IncrediblyLamePun [[AWorldwidePunomenon namely,]] that "Victor" is actually ''Violet''.
4th Jun '12 9:47:17 AM aleineskyfire2
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* DysfuntionalFamily: Sherlock's, quite obviously.

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* DysfuntionalFamily: DysfunctionalFamily: Sherlock's, quite obviously.
4th Jun '12 9:46:56 AM aleineskyfire2
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* BondingOverMissingParents: Sherlock and Violet do this, briefly, over a MissingMom - unfortunately, we don't get a very clear depiction of that scene because Watson was half-asleep and it was from his PointOfView.


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* DysfuntionalFamily: Sherlock's, quite obviously.
* {{Flanderization}}: Watson, unfortunately. He has his good - even cute - moments, but his characterization can often be a bit cringe-worthy. Most obviously, when he absolutely fails to realize that Violet is a woman and that Holmes is in love with her (in the past - he figures it out in hindsight).


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* NotSoStoic: Holmes.
** [[spoiler: And Violet at the end.]]


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* SecretRelationship: Holmes managed to keep ''most'' of his feelings for Violet secret from Watson... and Violet most definitely kept ''hers'' secret from the Doctor.
4th Jun '12 9:28:26 AM aleineskyfire2
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* TheClothesMakeTheMan: More than once, a debilitated Watson mistakes a person for his deceased friend simply because they dress like him - [[MemeticMutation deerstalker and Inverness sometimes included.]]

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* TheClothesMakeTheMan: ClothesMakeTheLegend: More than once, a debilitated Watson mistakes a person for his deceased friend simply because they dress like him - [[MemeticMutation deerstalker and Inverness sometimes included.]]
4th Jun '12 9:27:34 AM aleineskyfire2
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* TheCameo: Mycroft.
* CanonForeigner: Victor (Violet) Sigerson.



* {{Crossdresser}}: Violet poses as "Victor" in order to perform in the all-male Munich Opera Orchestra.



** Also, the woman named "Nannerl".
** Plus, the title of the novella itself - there is a reason why it is '''''Sherlock''''' ''in Love'', and not ''SherlockHolmes'' or ''Holmes''.



* RedOniBlueOni: Surprisingly, Sherlock's red to Violet's blue (SherlockHolmes is typically blue to Watson's red).



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Surprisingly averted for a SherlockHolmes pastiche, despite the title. There are four participating female characters.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Surprisingly averted Averted, actually, for a SherlockHolmes pastiche, despite never mind the title. There are four several participating female characters.
4th Jun '12 9:19:55 AM aleineskyfire2
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* ActionGirl: Violet turns out to be this - at least, as much as she could realistically get away with it in the Victorian Era.



** [[spoiler: Also, Irene Adler.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Watson is remarried in the end to a familiar face, but Sherlock is still dead and so is Violet.



* TheClothesMakeTheMan: More than once, a debilitated Watson mistakes a person for his deceased friend simply because they dress like him - [[MemeticMutation deerstalker and Inverness sometimes included.]]



* {{Foil}}: Violet to Sherlock - she's essentially the feminine version of the Great Detective.

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* {{Foil}}: Violet to Sherlock - she's essentially [[InTheBlood the feminine version version]] of the Great Detective.



* TheReveal: ''Two'' of them, actually.
** The first is fairly obvious and takes place in the first half of the story - [[IncrediblyLamePun namely,]] that "Victor" is actually ''Violet''.
** The second is the TwistEnding, occurring for Holmes in the middle of the story but occurring for Watson and the reader at, you guessed it, the end. [[spoiler: Violet turns out to be Sherlock's half-sister, abandoned as an infant by their mother and left to be raised by her father's relatives.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Violet by both her (unmarried) parents.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Surprisingly averted for a SherlockHolmes pastiche, despite the title. There are four participating female characters.




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* TwistEnding
* VictorianLondon
4th Jun '12 9:07:44 AM aleineskyfire2
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From there, the narrative goes back and forth between 1922 and 1886, taking quite a bit of ArtisticLicense with the original canon. Holmes takes violin lessons from Victor Sigerson and is eventually hired to uncover Sigerson's origins. While Watson is inexplicably blind to the fact, Holmes discovers that Victor is actually ''Violet'', and Holmes's heart is awakened to the possibility of romantic love. Alas, the Great Detective is never said by Sir ArthurConanDoyle to have been married or even to have had a lover, and in this regard, Naslund stays true to the canon. The twist at the end is astonishing and even [[{{Squick}} squicky]] for some, and makes the entire story either dreadfully tragic or tragically out-of-character.

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From there, the narrative goes back and forth between 1922 and 1886, taking quite a bit of ArtisticLicense with the original canon. Holmes takes violin lessons from Victor Sigerson and is eventually hired to uncover Sigerson's origins. While Watson is inexplicably blind to the fact, Holmes discovers that Victor is actually ''Violet'', and Holmes's heart is awakened to the possibility of romantic love. Alas, the Great Detective is never said by Sir ArthurConanDoyle to have been married or even to have had a lover, and in this regard, Naslund stays true to the canon. The twist at the end TwistEnding is astonishing and even [[{{Squick}} squicky]] for some, and makes the entire story either dreadfully tragic or tragically out-of-character.



* CelibateHero: Holmes is shown to be this BecauseDestinySaysSo, essentially, not because he wants to be.
* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: Depending on the reader, Holmes and Violet might have been happier if they'd never found out/figured out the truth about Violet's origins.



* Determinator: Holmes - so much so that it's heartbreaking.

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* Determinator: {{Determinator}}: Holmes - so much so that it's heartbreaking.



* ItsPersonal: When Holmes goes after Ludwig II because of Violet.

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* ItsPersonal: When Holmes goes after Ludwig II [[BigBrotherInstinct because of Violet.]]


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* MeaningfulName: Violet's surname provides a ''world'' of meaning to Holmes's canonical alias during the Great Hiatus.
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