Reviews for Survival Strategies
Suzie chapter 7 . 8/30/2011
I really enjoyed this. It's brilliant. I love how you write the characters and the humour and real emotion in there too. Also it was really interesting to hear it from House's perspective and his rather amusing thoughts and view on things.
Annie24 chapter 7 . 8/1/2010
I really enjoyed your story. It had a lot of humor but also showed the deep friendship between House and Wilson. You are an excellent writer and I look forward to reading more of your work.
Annie24 chapter 3 . 8/1/2010
I also love the dialog between House and Cuddy:

"I spent the morning babysitting his sorry, self-pitying ass," House protested. "I think I deserve a little 'me' time."

Your writing is excellent
Annie24 chapter 2 . 8/1/2010
Another great chapter. I like seeing House being concerned and trying to take care of Wilson and yet still refusing to admit that he cares.

I also like that the concern is expressed in his own Housian way like the following quote:

"If you were capable of being alone, you wouldn't jump from one doomed relationship to another in a vain attempt to make your life less meaningless.
Annie24 chapter 1 . 8/1/2010
I really like your story, it is very well written. The banter between House and Wilson is so in character

The following quote from Wilson is perfect:

"My mother warned me this would happen," Wilson replied. "When you feed an animal, it becomes incapable of surviving on its own in the wild."
smiddlecn chapter 1 . 5/5/2010
I am so embarrassed that it's taken this long to read your wonderful story and post a review (blame Real Life-and the fact I have the world's wonkiest work schedule). When I started Survival Strategies, I thought I'd keep track of favorite lines and post them in this review. (Insert hysterical laughter here). I now see if I did that, I would be copying and pasting 95% of your story back to you! Like all your stories, it's simply fantastic. The characters are spot-on. Their 'voices' are true as are their mannerisms and the way they interact with each other. Frankly, I'd like to haul some of the series writers in and make them read your fiction, saying "Look! These are the characters-remember? So stop messing with them and write stories like this one!" Well, we can dream.
And it's inescapable. I must tack on a few favorite lines/moments here (forces herself to choose only a *few*.

"My mother warned me this would happen," Wilson replied. "When you feed an animal, it becomes incapable of surviving on its own in the wild."

"It takes valuable hospital resources to hire and train fellows," she continued, "but you go through them like disposable razors."
It was an apt comparison, House had to admit, since he did lose interest in his fellows once they became dull.

If Wilson had looked terrible before, now he looked like a Procol Harum song, without the Bach overtones

Thanks for the great read!
Brighid45 chapter 7 . 4/16/2010
I read this in one sitting and enjoyed it immensely. Wish the writers for the canon storyline could read it too. You get House's relationship with Wilson absolutely spot on. Beautifully done.
Arisprite chapter 7 . 4/12/2010
I really thought I had reviewed this already...huh

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I LOVED reading this! It took me a while to ge that it was preseries, but that's ok, and it worked great! Loved House taking care of Wilson, in his unique houseian way :) Brilliant!

Dr.Olga chapter 7 . 4/12/2010
You should be writing for the show - your work is fantastic, and I love reading it, it makes me laugh. And you get bonus points for the Monty Python referencing! ;)
Militant Delusionalist chapter 7 . 4/12/2010
I can't believe the amount of reviews this story has gotten. It's almost criminal. This story was fantastic! I loved this look in on H/W friendship and Wilson angst. I liked how you showed House caring, in a Housian way and not overly mushy. Great Job!
08joanna chapter 7 . 4/12/2010
This is wonderful. I love stories that take place before the series started, and that show House taking care of Wilson instead of the other way around. Both of them are very much in character and the dialogue is totally believable. Well done.
Aquarius Seth chapter 7 . 4/11/2010
Ah it was a good read. Of course I think it's way too much effort to keep Wilson happy but thank you for trying! The layers were terrorizing to go through (emotions...ugh) but very well written. Thank you for sharing! :) Great work in all seriousness.
Mistress of the Knight chapter 1 . 4/11/2010
Wow! A multiple chapter story for the great one? Is it my birthday?