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FIRST POST! (THE POST THAT HURTS THE MOST)

Greetings, hello, and salutations! Welcome to SECRET RULE BREAKERS or, more blandly, john_lestrade. This community was created for the simple reason of It Didn't Exist Yet. Unacceptable! John Watson/Inspector Lestrade is so lovely and so much fun, and it is distressingly difficult to find fanwork centred around this pairing or even focusing on a friendship between the two of them. Hopefully, we'll be able to collect all sorts of existent and possibly overlooked stuff here. Even more hopefully, a whole lot more will be created!

MOST IMPORTANT THING:
Wheaton's Law. Keep this in mind and everything will be wonderful forever!

WHAT THIS IS:
Simply, this is a community for fanwork focusing primarily on a relationship between Dr John H Watson and Inspector G Lestrade, in either a romantic or platonic context. Friendship/bromance is wonderful, and you should bring it. Additionally, this is a multiverse community! So whether you're a fan of the book-canon, any of the various film, television, or radio adaptations, or some unholy combination of the above, it's all fine! Right now it may look as though we're focused on Gatiss and Moffat's update, but that's pretty much because that's what I could get into Photoshop at three in the morning. All versions/verses are welcome :) ALSO, CROSSOVERS ARE FINE, THEY ARE BETTER THAN FINE, CROSSOVERS ARE LOVE!!!

Here is a short list of things you might find here (oh goodness, I hope!):
-Slash fic
-Non slash J/L-centred fic
-Art! Please, art!
-Icons, wallpapers, picspams, and other related graphics
-Videos
-Meta!
-Fanmixes
-Rec posts (more on this later)
-Superfun community activity extravaganza! (more on this as well)


WHAT THIS IS NOT:
There are several established communities for general Sherlock Holmes information, discussion, and questions. This is none of them. This is also not a community for fans of (solely) Lestrade or Watson, or any of the actors who have ever played them. Along the same lines, this is not a community for RPF/S.

The following should not be posted here*:
-Interviews
-General queries
-Anything related to non-fictional people
-Any fanwork in which the primary focus is not a relationship of some type between Inspector Lestrade and John Watson
-A really cool dream you had one time or this thing you saw that made you think of John/Lestrade. This is not your personal journal. If you really must share, try to make it relevant somehow :)

*If you run a community which does entertain these things and are interested in affiliating with SRB, let me know!

AND FINALLY, SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES:

-Spoilers are a tricksy issue with a canon this massive and this public domain and are probably best left as a matter of individual discretion, but kindly refer to Wheaton's Law above. Regarding spoilers for any forthcoming adaptations however (for example the 2011 series of Sherlock or the upcoming film/sequel), those will need to go behind a cut. If you unclear on how this is done, Livejournal FAQ to the rescue!

-Please keep posts on topic. It's fine to get a bit sidetracked in the comments, but for the main content of the community, try to stay focused.

-Please, please use the relevant tags for your posts; it will help keep things tidy and easily searchable. If the necessary tag doesn't exist, feel free to request it!

-When posting fanworks or recs, please use appropriate headers. Please also warn for potential triggers. This is another subjective area, so it would be much appreciated if you would err on the side of caution. You do not, however, need to warn for slash or for any sexual act that takes place between consenting individuals at or above the age of majority.

-If applicable, preview images are fine, but kindly place many or large images behind a cut.

-Go ahead and screen your posts members-only if you'd rather. This is not usually necessary, however (see below).

-If you are posting images containing graphic nudity, please place them under a cut, and screen the post members-only. Please also indicate that this image is not work-safe.

-At the moment, there is no anonymous posting. If you need to post anon, take it to one of the many wonderful kinkmemes <3

-Please ask before posting other community adverts!


OH GOODNESS, I THINK THAT'S ALL FOR NOW. COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS, ETC ARE WELCOME! PLEASE CONVERSE!




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