|Reviews for On Afghanistan's Plains|
| Guest chapter 20 . 1/21
I found your story of Watson's war experiences background quite fascinating and I love the way you wove in Col. Hayter and then moved seamlessly into the beginning of STUD. I don't believe I've ever read a story that deals with this subject before. You obviously did a tremendous amount of research, too.
I will definitely look up Protector of the Grey Fortress'es work. I'm sorry that GM's site no longer appears to exist, though.
Any rate - well done!
| Madame Minuit12 chapter 20 . 11/9/2013
i cannot wait for the next chapter :)
| stephen.dahnke chapter 20 . 4/11/2013
I certainly enjoyed your story. As a vet (non-combat and not a doctor) your descriptions of the army's send-offs and the mixed emotions you feel as a result struck a chord with me.
| Romanse chapter 20 . 2/13/2013
This truly was a masterpiece of writing and one heck of a totally believable account of Watson's pre-Sherlock life. I found it completely captivating and truly, I want so very much to see this come to life in film. Such a shame that it won't.
Thank you for such a well-researched, wonderfully entertaining story. The ending is a bit abrupt and could have been smoother. I am aware that other talented writers have gone on to write about the evolution of the Watson, Holmes friendship, but I'd give anything to read YOUR interpretation of it in your own creation.
| falconer54 chapter 11 . 1/23/2013
Ouch. i hallucinated once before, a bad reaction to a medicine. It was nightime, and although i knew i was hallucinating, i kept seeing small multicolored lights approaching me. It was scary. Good chapter.
| Guest chapter 9 . 7/10/2012
First: Love the story, very enjoyable.
Second: Tiny note, I think what he means by "curse of our Indian possessions" refers to the British possession of that particular region. I don't know for sure, though.
| Timemidae chapter 20 . 5/20/2012
Practically perfect in every way. Gah this is so brilliant, I could honestly just babble and babble. Well written and well thought out, astoundingly well researched. This is fanfiction at it's absolute peak. Are you an actual writer, or an amazing wish-granting fanfiction fairy?
| Kage Hasu chapter 20 . 2/22/2012
I absolutely adored Dr. Ives. Brilliant story so well written and researched
| Singollo Lomien chapter 1 . 2/11/2012
I've read this story before and enjoyed it, but I recently found it listed at as a link of interest to anyone reading "A Study in Scarlet". I thought you might like to know (if you didn't already) that your story is listed alongside links to sites containing historical information of relevance to the story.
| Stina chapter 1 . 12/18/2011
Hello! I read this story some time ago, and I really appreciated it. I made a picture of Watson, back then, and now I have coloured it, so there is now fanart for you at my Livejournal. Please have a look if you like!
| Madeleine chapter 16 . 10/5/2011
I love how much research you did for this. Most people wouldn't even bother, and it makes the story that much more realistic to know you've actually looked into these things to make it as factual as possible.
| Capt-Facepalm chapter 20 . 4/13/2011
I love this story. What else is there to say?
| Earelwen chapter 20 . 4/2/2011
Awesome story! Was directed here from KCS' 'Worth and Choice.' Love the detail and info you put into this. Never thought I'd enjoy a Sherlock Holmes story that the Great Detective wasn't even mentioned in, but I read this through in one sitting. It's great to have a proper idea of what Watson would have gone through. Don't think I'll ever read Scarlet in quite the same way.
PS. Thank you for not killing Murray...
| mrspencil chapter 20 . 1/11/2011
I have just realised, to my shame, that despite this being one of the first stories which attracted me to this site, a year or so ago-I did not actually leave a review. A beautifully written, evocative tale which fits so snugly with ACDs work it is easy to just add this to canon. Your Watson is spot on, the ordeals and events he goes through strike a very authentic note- I am impressed with the amount of research, cfaft and time this must have taken and would like to add a rather belated-very well done!
| nomdeplume30 chapter 20 . 12/21/2010
Went to hit next, realized it was the last chapter and was very sad. This was an amazing story and I didn't want it to end. The amount of research you did was just incredible. It added so much credibility to the story. I REALLY enjoyed reading about Watson before Baker Street. Your characterization of Watson was perfect. Your OCs were very nice. The scene where Watson loses it after he's discharged and Ives mentions a pistol and Watson responds with "what would I need a pistol for?" was just incredible. I love how Watson's strength of character comes through there. There were so many wonderful moments like that. You did a wonderful job of mixing the light and heavy moments and blended it all into one marvelous whole. Thank you for this story!