|Reviews for An Ordinary Man|
| Sparrow49 chapter 1 . 11/14/2014
Lovely and perfect. I'd just read your likewise lovely "Of Sons" for the Forever fandom, and decided I'd found an author worth investigating further. So glad I did! This is absolutely perfect.
| Random Ruth chapter 1 . 7/19/2014
I didn't notice that blooper, no - I must keep an eye out next time I watch this episode. I like this turn of events, and Sherlock trying to sneak Chinese food into the ward! Ha! Brilliant. :)
| Loretta Lyon chapter 1 . 1/27/2014
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| Eiladwyn chapter 1 . 12/7/2013
Your conclusion made me laugh out loud ) And the offering of thanks to Rugby.
Thank you for posting!
| bohobo chapter 1 . 8/29/2013
Haha that was great, I lived the beans part and the you're not even pretty! And you're right, John always get pushed aside by Sherlock's massive intellect. But they make the perfect pair of friends.
Also I thought America was the only place that didn't know what rugby was!
But you used it fine.
Great job, loved the whole thing.
| Maia2 chapter 1 . 4/8/2013
Hee, this is awesome. I love the self-deprecating humour John treats everything with. And you captured that in his thoughts as well.
There's no real reason , is there? But they are just kind of perfectly suited to be each others foils.
Great little piece.
| rbphotobug chapter 1 . 4/6/2013
"You had better not be hallucinating, John, it would be entirely too tiresome for me to deal with right now."
"Like I'd… hallucinate… you," he replies wearily.
These two lines fit so well with this piece. Such a change than so many of the slash pieces about these characters. I can just see John taking a breath between ... those words.
The story was totally entertaining and kept you guessing on their relationship the whole time.
| AmyNY chapter 1 . 4/5/2013
Brilliant, truly amazing, you just get John's character down to a T. Also I have no idea about rugby but that was funny and all sorts of awesome. Also I hope that this will not remain your last venture into the Sherlock fandom because I'd love to read more!
| Trekkieb chapter 1 . 3/9/2013
Loved it! Great introspective look at Watson. Loved the ending!
| the ticking clock chapter 1 . 7/1/2012
wow. amazing, amazing, amazing.
| hippysheep chapter 1 . 6/28/2012
Gah!pretty girl hahaha! well Sherlock is pretty enough right? hehehe great story
| WhiteFang001 chapter 1 . 4/10/2012
Brilliant -I believe that you captured John in all of his mundane brilliance. I agree with your assessment of the series. It's brilliant.
I love the dynamics of the duo - I especially love how John's normality seems to work with Sherlock being Sherlock.
Such a good combo - such great scriptwork.
Yor fic managed to catch that. I'm so glad you decided to write this!
Please consider writing more Sherlock fanfictions!
| mogue chapter 1 . 12/20/2011
Nice. Liked their 'guy-ish' exchanges in the final part.
Oh, and in answer to your author's note about the gun. The camera angle is such that we can't see Benedict coming forward and picking up the gun (though if you listen with the sound up you can hear it) and going off. However, there is the wince-inducing edit error where they put two takes together and gave us Sherlock w/ gun pointed, then down, then back up; and a wide angle showing Moriarty with arms folded on the echoing 'Do!'.
But if the show helps generate fic like this, I'll ignore those little edit bloops.
| xkittybluex chapter 1 . 6/8/2011
oh i LOVE this one :) very cute and in character too. a lot of cursing but hey who wouldn't in that sort of situation?
that "you're not even pretty" comment cracked me up :p
| Ana Sedai chapter 1 . 2/9/2011
So I'm a bit late to this particular party (blame my lack of cable TV). But I'm now all caught up and am waiting with bated breath (along with roughly half the Brits and whichever other lucky people out there have found this series) for the resolution to that darn-near unforgivable cliffhanger.
I'm in complete agreement with you about how the character of John Watson has traditionally been handled, and I also agree that the series is doing an excellent job of rectifying that. As to your question about what makes John such a perfect yin to Sherlock's yang, I've actually given this some thought.
First off, John accepts Sherlock for who he is, no questions asked (mostly), but he also doesn't let Sherlock get away with any bull-sh*t. John treats Sherlock as though he *is* the good man that Lestrade thinks he someday could be. The quirks, the weird experiments, the petulance, that's all surface stuff to him. He doesn't care about it (again, mostly). What matters to him is that Sherlock learn to understand that he is in fact a member of the human race. And he will make him see that, even if he has to drag him to that realization kicking and screaming.
Oh, and John is one of the few people I know (fictional or otherwise) who doesn't feel the need to posture to others or try to elevate his own ego. He is completely sincere in everything that he does, and his pride is in no way affected by the pride of others. He's got issues (big ones), but somehow (and here's the lucky break) those issues are what make him just selfless enough to not take personal offense at everything Sherlock throws at him.
Not sure how much of that makes sense, but if I had to sum up, I'd just say that their imperfections make each the perfect friend for the other. And that's all I've got.