|Reviews for God Rest Ye All Sherlockians|
| starlight.moon.princess 5/14/13 . chapter 1
Jealous, put-out Sherlock is my favourite, and I think you've written him beautifully here!
I think you've described the state of their flat brilliantly, it's exactly what Sherlock would have done if he were left to himself for days on end with no entertainment in the form of Watson.
It's also very in character for him to purposefully mess up his home just to inconvenience Watson. It's a large part of how he keeps himself entertained, I think.
The last line was brilliant! It's just the type of frivolous excuse Sherlock Holmes would use to excuse what is basically him being too lazy to pick up after himself, and the fact that he mentions Mrs Watson clearly shows that he's a little annoyed at the fact that Watson is moving out of their shared home, I think.
For some reason, all I could picture when I read this was Robert Downey Junior in the second Sherlock Holmes movie XD
Well done! :)
| persevera 4/7/13 . chapter 6
What a wonderful holiday story. Watson's like an English St. Nicholas, doing an act of kindness for someone that everyone else ignored.
I like that the man is so insistent that someone is trying to kill him and asks for help from anyone with whom he comes into contact. His fear has made him less than he would probably otherwise be. That idea is confirmed in the last section, where the man, feeling much stronger and in control, is able to come and thank Watson for his kindness and treating him like a person who needs help, rather than someone to be shunned.
The other people, such as the woman that Mr. Higgins grabbed, or the man who came to her rescue, might have had a story that they could tell about their encounter with the crazy man, but Watson, who probably didn't mention Mr. Higgins to anyone, has a story, or at least a memory, of actually being of assistance to his fellow man, and making a difference in someone's life.
| ReadingBlueWolf 4/7/13 . chapter 14
Okay, apparently I already reviewed 12, but it’s been a while so I’ll just do a few little blurbs. I think the flow of it is still really nice. And I still love the italics. I think from reading this again, I enjoy it a lot more. I really appreciate the view from both Sherlock and Watson and how they weave together. I don’t think I realized that the first time around just how lovely they intertwine.
As for chapter 14… I love how it begins with Watson immediately annoyed. I chuckled when Watson said he was aggravated because he didn’t get to finish the scandal article with the lord and fiancé. Is this the case of the missing chemicals? :D I love how Sherlock brings Watson in on this because he thinks Watson has something to do with it. The fact that Watson refers to the set as “playthings”. That’s really funny. I’m thinking that Sherlock might have misplaced them or Mrs. Hudson had something to do with it. I really do love the levels of relationship you bring into this. There’s a flow to their friendship and its clearly established and not weird (outside of how Sherlock normally is). After the conversation about the shoes I did have a new guest. I love the ending of this! It put a smile on my face and I love it. Great job! I never expected that at all!
| Sierraoscar154 4/7/13 . chapter 12
Well, it's a bit weird reviewing something out of order, but here it goes (plus, it's nice to take a small break from your other stuff).
Oh dear, Watson getting shot? It certainly reminds me of some of the other stories I've been reading of our dynamic duo, although with the roles reversed. I guess that some of the tension there came from not knowing until the end that he was okay (tis but a flesh wound!), and despite Sherlock saving him, I found it interesting that you placed some of the guilt on him. Despite all of their smarts, someone still got the drop on them, and he feels pretty bad about it.
I'm not quite sure what to think exactly of the mixed haiku and the quotes inbetween; sometimes, I felt that it broke up the narrative a little bit more than I would have liked, but then again, reading straight haiku can be very annoying as well, especially when you don't know where to start and stop. So, I figure that this was a good compromise. It's not exactly the style I would have gone for, but hey, to each their own.
Very nice, and good work.
| darkin520 2/20/13 . chapter 25
Ah, I finally get to review this last chapter. Woo! Oh, my goodness. I can literally see Sherlock's face while watching the little boy. That was such a lovely image. I love watching children at Christmas. For as crotchety as Sherlock can be sometimes, I love that he cannot resist the spirit of Christmas nor can he resist the joy on the child's face. I also love how the little boy is so cautious...not like some children who just tear into the paper without thought or cause. I love that he waits until he has permission and then he gets excited. Awww...that was just the sweetest thing when he hugged the train. Awww...I wish it were Christmas again when I read stories like this. I'm sad to see this one go, but I know you have a few other things I haven't read yet. This was fabulous love! A fantastic end to a fantastic story! Well done. :)
| darkin520 2/15/13 . chapter 24
Awww, this was so adorable! This is how it always is; the older sibling tries to tell the younger sibling the 'truth' about Father Christmas. And usually, the younger one thinks the older is lying. It's no different in Sherlock's case. I love that even as a child, he shows Mycroft up. Sherlock must have a heart of gold, really, to see Father Christmas in every person. And really, when you think about, that's true. I loved the message in this one. Oh, and I loved the last line, though. That was hilarious. And once more, Sherlock shows Mycroft up, even after he tells Sherlock he's right. With every one of these I read, they become my favorites. This one ranks one of my top favorites. Really lovely, darling. :)
One tiny thing: I found this sentence a little awkward to read: Father Christmas is real and a real person every time there is joy and happiness. Perhaps saying: Father Christmas is real and is a real person every time there is joy and happiness.
| StormyMonday 2/3/13 . chapter 7
Obviously it's well past Christmas, this being February and all. But hey, it -is- snowing, so it's all good!
And I still don't know how to review poetry that is very canon specific. However, I did get a chuckle out of all the chaos going on here. I like the POV here, and that it really illustrates "Oh no, not again."
Now I must apologize to you for this review, Giry. I think I'd be able to comment further if I knew about the references here. Either way, I did enjoy reading this. Happy Valentine's Day, or Super Bowl if you prefer something current!. :D
| Legendary Biologist 2/1/13 . chapter 4
Sherlock was mean talking about Mycroft's mustache. His sarcasm is really funny (I weep for the future of humanity - great line!), and I like it. The ending... I didn't see it coming! LOL, so that is 'Mycroft'! I should have guessed it when 'Mycroft' asked how the mustache suits Watson. Quite odd to see that Sherlock was deceived... Mycroft's last line about 'dead animal' gives me a good chuckle! Very well done. :)
| Her Royal Nonsense 1/31/13 . chapter 1
I felt poorly for ninja-ing thats-a-moray and agreed to switch placeholders with him/her, but I'm going to review your fic anyway. Because I seem to never get a chance to tag you. :(
Anyway, I really enjoyed this little snippit! It's cute and quirky, and while I can imagine it's rather difficult to fit the contraints of your prompt, you did it rather well!
I really liked this - it was very well-written. I really got to check out Sherlock soon - I'm finding myself really enjoying reading this fandom. Thanks!
| thats-a-moray 1/31/13 . chapter 4
Now there's a twist I didn't see coming! I really thought John was going to make Mycroft's mustache look better, not trick Holmes. I love the banter between Sherlock and "Mycroft." It's so very British. By the end I couldn't wipe the grin off of my face. Great job.
| Verran 1/31/13 . chapter 1
Considering the constraints of the word count, this was written very smoothly. (the only glitch has already been pointed out in another review.
I love the line 'Watson chose not to touch that remark.' The punchline made me grin, and was executed perfectly.
And I hope you find it fitting that this review to your 221B shot is in fact the 221'st review in this collection.
| Verran 1/31/13 . chapter 2
You know what? I just sat back and read this, just read it and enjoyed it for what it was. It was clever, it was funny, the visual of this lanky detective spinning around with a fully cocked revolver was wonderful, and you have a fantastic handle on the style of narrative used for this kind of fiction. Nothing tripped me up, it was a joy, and the closing scene just had me grinning from ear to ear.
/"It's a piece of fiction, Holmes," I said finally. "A story."/
/"That is beside the point, Watson!"/
Holmes still didn't get that he'd been had, even then, because he himself says further up the chapter, 'are you serious? It's a play.'
I couldn't keep up with all the challenge pieces that were going on through December, but I'm so pleased now to have caught up with this.
Thank you for a very enjoyable read.
| Ennui Enigma 1/27/13 . chapter 25
Very sweet little piece!
"smile could swallow the train" - great description!
| darkin520 1/25/13 . chapter 23
I really loved this! I really loved how you used the prompts to come up with this idea. Ah, I love that this is from Watson's perspective. You always do so well with John, and I love that you started with the explanation of Holmes' irregularity. And that leads to Watson's worry that he is out late and has yet to return. I love that Mrs. Hudson is worried as well. Now when Watson opens the door and sees Sherlock, I was quite worried he was drunk or that it was some other substance abuse involved...but that wasn't the case. Now, I think the best part was really the ending when Holmes is able to speak coherently about what happened. I am very sad that he was attacked by a gang of ruffians, and he's lucky he didn't die. Thank goodness John fixed him up, but the last few lines were so adorable. How does Sherlock always get himself into these situations? And why is it so irregular? Well, there is no reason for it, but it is Sherlock Holmes. Thank goodness he has a friend like Watson to help him when it happens. Fabulous story, this one. One of my top favorites! Well done, darling. :)
| darkin520 1/25/13 . chapter 22
Oh, dear; I didn't expect something so short, so I'll probably do another chapter too. Anyway, this was really cute. I love how you used the prompt here as I wouldn't have thought to incorporate Sherlock's love of insects here. But certainly, some bugs do glow, so it works. I love the line about the all putting on a show. I can just see Sherlock on his knees in the garden with his magnifying glass watching them, so that was some nice imagery there. And I am so impressed that you were able to write a limerick. The rhythm and the flow was very well done. Lovely job, darling. :)