|Reviews for angels long fallen|
| Terahlyanwe 5/10/13 . chapter 1
OK, this was something that I had NEVER considered before. Moriarty is Sherlock? Holy frick! That was completely unexpected, and then you pulled it off so well.
My main dislike of this is that you ended it at this point. It almost seems like a copout-building up, and building up, and building up, and then Sherlock is spontaneously just OK?
Also, I didn't understand why John jumped in the pool, although that could be due to the fact that I've been awake too many consecutive hours.
| nonnie 4/29/13 . chapter 1
This has to be the third time I've read this, and each time I'm just amazed. It's so well written, and the idea behind it is incredible. I can't remember how I first discovered this, but when you dropped the bomb about Moriarty I didn't understand, because it was just so unexpected. I love this.
| The White Lily 4/19/13 . chapter 1
OMG, this is incredible. I don't have the adjectives to describe the sheer violence of the epiphany moment at the twist - the foreshadowing was so delicate but deliciously thorough - I spent a couple of hours giggling and remembering bits and pieces before I even read on! What I love about a good story that puts a twist on canon is that it leaves you going of COURSE it makes sense, it's just completely obvious that's the way it has to go and for a moment you forget that canon can't actually work out that way. And the rest of the story was awesome too, I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the twist but it was just wonderful too, it's really great to see the aftermath and that there really was a solution to it all. Fantastic work, you've really made my day with this. :)
| gemclaw 3/27/13 . chapter 1
This is phenomenal, the twist made me giggle like a mad man and think that of course this is the only way Moriarty can possibly exist. What a great story. I read it twice in a row just to understand that this beautiful idea was real. Well done!
| Sal 11/8/12 . chapter 1
God, near the beginning I was just sobbing like a two year old and cussing at the screen. Then I was just crying. This is so good! I WANT MORE! Please write more! Please? *puppy eyes*
| LaSuen 8/31/12 . chapter 1
Amazingly well-written and generally awesome! I love Stevenson and yours is a great realisation of his idea. Thank you for writing this story :)
| Allison 8/4/12 . chapter 1
This is fantastic. One of the best fics i've read on here in a while. Keep it up.
| Cass 8/3/12 . chapter 1
This story is excellent! I love the concept of Moriarty being another side of Sherlock, literally his "other half." You pulled this off so well! It all made complete sense, and it was wonderful. Love it!
| Guest 7/11/12 . chapter 1
Hello, there. I've never left a review for your work (I don't do reviews; I like to stay as distant as possible), but I figured you definitely deserve it (God, that makes me sound condescending or something like that, doesn't it, but I just meant that you deserve reviews in general, not like it's something special for me to... Oh, I give up. You see, I'm not good at this thing). I read "Tied for Last" back when it was still new, back when it had the original ending (dun dun dun!), and I remember thinking that you had had quite an unique idea and that it was well written considering your age and the fact that it was, well, fanfiction.
I'd say the same is true of this piece. The complication that you introduced (not that the plots of the show aren't complicated already) seemed Moffat-like. I definitely didn't see it coming. And, just as in "Tied for Last," (is it comma-quotation mark or the other way around? I always forget when there are titles involved) I think that you convincingly transformed a seemingly-unchangeable character. Or maybe he isn't unchangeable. I don't know.
I feel like I should discuss technical aspects and all that – that's what these reviews are for, right? Giving writers feedback? Let's see... I'm not very good at this, sorry about that. Well, I liked the hopping back and forth (hope I spelled that correctly) between Sherlock's and Moriarty's points of view. The characterization was good, and the piece had very strong voice (oh, elementary school flashbacks).
Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for you, I can't think of anything else to say except: good job! Keep it up!
(One last parenthesis, though. I stumbled upon you again due to curiosity, as you might have guessed from the fact that the last time I read your stuff was two years ago, and while I was reading your author-page-thing I saw that you have a tumblr. Following my curiosity further, I checked it out and saw a post about finally watching "Doctor Who" and shipping Ten and Rose. Can I just say, YES. YES YES YES YES YES. I don't know if both of the episodes you watched were from series 2, but if so, make sure that you watch the first series at some point. Gotta' love those two together. So good. That show is so, so good. Alright, I'm done with the irrelevant... ness.)
| Peregrinate 7/8/12 . chapter 1
Whooaaaaa. Whoa. o_O
| Guest 7/5/12 . chapter 1
At so many points in your story did "D'awwwwwwww" issue from my lips _ I love this
| Cupcakify4 7/4/12 . chapter 1
Really good story! Most one-shots are plotless lumps, but this was very canon compliant and addicting!3
| Guest 7/2/12 . chapter 1
WOW! That was AWESOME. I love your use of language. This was an epic, creative story that will probably stay in my mind forever. All the work you invested completely paid off. Keep writing :)!
| Lost Soul Here 7/1/12 . chapter 1
I'm blubbering like a BABY. This is beautiful. The characterizations are spot on. Snaps for you, Mari.
| Dresden Blue 6/30/12 . chapter 1
This is fascinating. It took me two reads to understand what was going on exactly - I think it might have been a good idea to flesh some of the revelations out a touch more, a lot of things were maybe a bit too understated for easy comprehension - but it was absolutely brilliant. It was a very clever way of expanding on the series, and despite its ambition managed to pull it all off with aplomb. The characterizations all felt spot on, even Mycroft, and the writing was fluid and vivid. I particularly like this line:
"So potent, this compassion. Even the tiniest shred of it, the tiny shred Sherlock possesses. It is on fire, a simmering metal splinter not to be ignored."
Exquisite. Thank you so much for writing this. :)