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Now that Sherlock 3x01 has aired...

....The question is: Do I edit The Case of the Unfortunate Brother to better reflect canon?

Decisions decisions, I think I could do it with just a sentence or two, but then the story is AU anyway, so maybe I should just learn how to NOT be a stickler for canon even in my fusion 'verses. :P

Thoughts?

(for those wondering what I'm talking about, I would need to edit the story to reflect the fact that Sherlock[minor spoiler]revealed to John that he was alive in public, not in private (as in ACD canon)- and I'd also probably have to explain why[another very minor spoiler]Sherlock's parents knew, but Sherlock's younger brother didn't. In my original headcanon, Sherlock's parents were dead. So, instead of Merlin just being estranged from Sherlock and Mycroft, I'd have to have a line in there about him being estranged from EVERYONE for some reason.)

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jennytork
Jan. 2nd, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'd leave it. It's an AU anyway, right? if so, leave it.

If not, you started it before you knew, so stick to your headcanon and make it AU anyway.

*GRIN* Just my twopence.
hells_half_acre
Jan. 2nd, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, that'd probably be the sane thing to do. Since it also just occurred to me that Sherlock's return his the news VERY fast, but the whole set-up to my story is that he was able to keep it quiet for a little bit.

Thanks for adding your twopence! :)
caranfindel
Jan. 2nd, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
Well, it sounds like you did stick with ACD canon? Even if not, I wouldn't worry about it. You're pretty far into AU already. :-)
hells_half_acre
Jan. 2nd, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
It's true, I did stick with ACD canon, since I didn't know what Sherlock canon was going to be... so, it's not like it's COMPLETELY wrong, it's just wrong for the iteration that I set the story in. :P

And yeah, this is why I don't usually write AU, I'm so...canon obsessed. It's hard to let go! :P
kuhekabir
Jan. 3rd, 2014 07:50 am (UTC)
It is never a good idea to alter a fic with something major. And that is something major. It isn't just the little words to change, but the overall message and the sentiment in the writing...I wouldn't do it. Just label it clearly as AU and leave it. :)
hells_half_acre
Jan. 3rd, 2014 08:58 am (UTC)
Hmm, I don't think it's too major - but, that being said, I do think you might be right. The fic works how it is, and it's not like people are going into it thinking it's going to be canon - I mean, it's a Merlin fusion.

So, yeah, I should probably just leave it.
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