The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - An affair of the heart (WIP)

For me, the characters are one of the most compelling elements of a story.
I played the demo and I really liked it :slight_smile:

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Thank you, everyone, for voting and commenting! The feedback is both surprising and interesting. I knew romance was going to be high, but I really thought Sherlock was going to be higher :sweat_smile: it gives me more insight, I think, into what my readers want and what they prefer and priorities. So thank you! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

And all the comments are helpful, interesting, and very kind :heart: It helps, always, to hear your thoughts. And your kindness always makes me want to deliver the best story I can :sparkles:

@Cingulum_diaboli @yb_minhee @longnoideatime @Yklewz @montero :heart::heart::heart:

@Big_fan1231 I actually prefer to write in a past setting, and I don’t know why. Perhaps because words that would in a modern setting be too pretentious or rare are more accepted :sweat_smile: it’s just fun! I could write a mini prompt maybe on my tumblr, but right now, I have no plans for it :kissing:

@Albus_de_Noir ooh yes, the roaring twenties are fun! Or 1910 London could be fun too! If I ever made a spin-off story, it would probably be in either 1830 or 1910 :heart_eyes:

@Taylor_Enean I might have taken a screenshot of this and sent to a friend because it was so lovely :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: thank you!

Before I posted the demo, I spent quite a lot of time reading “how to write” books and watching YouTube videos about writing, doing writing exercises. But I forgot to continue that routine. But you reminded me, I will start again! I am just starting my writing experience. There are so many things to learn— which is pretty exciting, really :heart_eyes: if anyone has any good writing learning resource recommendations, I would gladly hear them! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@Kirlett :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
Ooh, interesting :kissing: why do you not like Sherlock Holmes in a modern setting? :thinking: I would say I often times prefer a setting that is in some way distant from the modern era, but I can like that too :blush:

@CrayFoPottah oh shucks :kissing_closed_eyes: thank you haha, I have a hard time believing that, but I really appreciate it nonetheless :pleading_face::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Honestly, at first, I played this game because I liked Sherlock and I wanted to romance Watson :sweat_smile:. But, after playing the demo I’m actually here for the story and where you’ll take the characters from now on :blush:. It’s a testament to how a good writer you are. So lift your chin and be more confident in your works next time.

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Probably because of technology. I want my Sherlocks to feel classic, and my Scotland Yard not to have Internet :joy: Everything feels more difficult, but also more rewarding when a case is closed. Also, in modern adaptations they tend to make Sherlock a dick, without any of his 19th century gentleman charm.

I recommend the game Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, btw. I adore that Sherlock and you as a player can make him more compassionate or ruthless (in judging the criminals). He’s eccentric and sassy, but always really polite. Kinda have a crush on him LOL.

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@Jess1973 :heart::heart::heart:
I’ll try to be, thank you :pleading_face:

@Kirlett

Ooh that is a good point :kissing_smiling_eyes::+1: I think, for me, allowing players and NPCs to have the internet removes a lot of fun mystery. (And makes it harder to write tbh :sweat_smile:)

I’ve played that a bit! I don’t remember how much I played but I think I did at least two cases. I though it was fun :relaxed::+1:

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Thank you for writing this story! Always a big fan of Sherlock Holmes (book version). Love interactions with Lestrade so far, book!Holmes and him were always agreeable when it came to work but BBC!Sherlock was kinda an annoying teenager boy to him that he had to babysit, so hopefully our Holmes can find a balance in that.
I wonder what’s your interpretation of Mycroft. BBC version really went all of their way with the two’ siblings relationship and I can’t wait to see how our Holmes will meet him in the game. Cheers!

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I’m loving the demo so far. Everything about it, from the character creation to each option that will define our Sherlock’s personality. Oh and I love that Lestrade is a love interest. I am quite interested in becoming a beta reader, only if you’re looking for one of course.
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Okay so the character creation is really great. I really loved the customization. The storyline too will be great, I’m sure of it…I mean come on, it’s Holmes we’re talking about.
However, it’s short right now and updates to it are awaited.

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@MytheaMJ :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Thank you!
I also really like a good relationship between Sherlock and Lestrade, so I wanted to give players that option if they so wished.

At first, Mycroft was only going to appear in letters throughout the game, but I’ve had so many people wanting to meet them and having interactions that I am trying to increase their role a bit :sweat_smile:

@cryptidkaruma
Thank you so much! :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:
I might be increasing my beta readers, but I still haven’t really “used” them yet, so I don’t know if I will need more :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:. But whatever happens, thank you for the interest! Oh, and I always love feedback, so if you have any on what is already available, I would love to hear it :slight_smile:

@Jeehan
I’m glad to hear you like the customisation! :blush: I enjoy character customisation myself, so it was a lot of fun to create it (and it might have already expanded a little bit for the next update :kissing:)

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Absolutely in love with with this WIP! I’m looking Forward to your future updates! Till then, keep up the fantastic work!

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Thank you! :relaxed: I’m glad to hear you liked it! :sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart:

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If there is someone here not on Tumblr or my discord, I thought I’d ask here too:

I’m compiling a little reader wish list, so if you have any ideas you want me to incorporate into the game, please let me know :slight_smile:

It could be things you hope you get to experience with the ROs, things you want Sherlock to do, something you would like included from the books—everything from the most minor details to the biggest. Examples could be that you wish Gregson to appear, you like Lestrade tsundere moments, or you want Sherlock to be able to wear a monocle :face_with_monocle: :sparkles:

Now, I can’t promise that all will be included in the game. However, it definitely can’t hurt your chances if I am aware of what you would like to be in the game :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Have a great day! :sparkling_heart::sparkles:

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When it comes to what I’d like to see, character interaction is a given, but I’d love it if there are plenty of smaller mysteries to solve between the puzzle that is the main overarching mystery.

Stuff the classic Sherlock would solve literally from the comfort of his sitting room with just the story from the client, as well as little baffling cases that we’d want to go out, and see in person.

Maybe even a list of cases to choose from, with a limit on which you could choose, and one–or more–might have a clue to the bigger mystery that you won’t need, but would make solving the main case easier if you happen to pick up those clues.

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Could the person that give the witness that letter is Moriarty?

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I’m a sucker for RO POVs tbh I love reading their inner thoughts for situations our Sherlock will inevitably get themselves into and I think it helps build their character

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I like when you can have friendship moments with other characters without having to sacrifice RO time. Basically not having to choose between the two

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i second this. i like it when we could also build friendship with other people other than the ros or even like the ros we dont romance we could go into a friendship path with them

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I agree with all this wise people above about the friendship path :heart::sparkles:

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Oh, but don’t force it since it can seem very forced to readers if you’re not into it. So, please keep that in mind. But, other than that, good luck!

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While this is amazing demo and im already in love with Grace… Number of discombobulations done is incredibly small. But other then that glaring flaw it is very good.

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