|Reviews for A Study in Magic|
| KG86 chapter 79 . 10h ago
Oooooo sound you have big plans for this next, cant wait to see what it is, and possibly cry in despair :P
Hope apl went well with your test thing
| Guest chapter 1 . 11h ago
This made me smile lol
| PoptartProdigy chapter 25 . 3/7
Owww, my suspension of disbelief...
Excuse me, Books. A question? How is it, in a school where you are expected to be capable of spellwork rendering you capable of singlehandedly bringing down a bridge (a la the blasting hex) or erasing, at will, a person's memory to a standard of scope and selectiveness chosen on a momentary whim (obliviate), that casting a first-year levitating charm, a first-year prank curse, and a spell that second years can cast without anybody raising an eyebrow (Draco never received outstanding attention for casting serpensortia in the books) is supposed to make the school suspect Harry of being the Heir of Slytherin based on outstanding magical ability? That just doesn't make any sense! It feels like you're trying to preserve the conflict of Harry being an outcast for its own sake, rather than because it fits.
Other than that, the chapter is fine. That aspect just kills my brain, though.
| Guest chapter 79 . 3/7
Dang. So glad your back though.
| summerful21 chapter 79 . 3/7
Thank you for finally updating! Great chapter. Sherlock is smart. God, Cedric's dad is the worst. Can't wait to see what happens next!
| PoptartProdigy chapter 11 . 3/7
Ooh, that was magnificent! Sherlock's deductive reasoning vs. Snape's legilimency. I can just imagine the poor man's feedback loop...
I also would like to state for the record: I *totally called* Sherlock's impression of Snape. Wasted as a teacher indeed!
Wonderful scene! I can hardly stop reading this story.
| PoptartProdigy chapter 9 . 3/7
An interesting interpretation of the meaning of Christmas in Philosopher's Stone, Books. I've never heard anybody else interpret it that way.
I nearly found myself asking for a Dumbledore POV for a moment there, but then remembered that I'm on the ninth chapter of a story of seventy-nine. Silly me, I suppose. Ah well, I suppose I shall simply have to wait and, with luck, see. Bravo so far! I greatly anticipate seeing more.
| PoptartProdigy chapter 7 . 3/7
"I'm going to kill him," John said in a quiet tone. "He has but hours to live."
The eternal cry of every exasperated parent, and this is presented so well it made me practically lose my voice laughing. Magnificently done!
| Alibi Nonsense chapter 79 . 3/6
I love this: this is one of the only (and I can count them on one hand) multi-chapter fic with over twenty pages that I have bothered to read in its entirity. I have to say, it was worth it. It is worth it. The plot is brilliant, I find myself even caring about the OCs - love Dr Robert, by the way - wacky. All the brilliant innovations they introduce, and the fantastic sub-plots... wonderful. And totally believable, as well. I know it's hard to write Sherlock in character, since I have tried it and not succeeded too well (I have high, frequently unassailled, standards for myself), but you have trumped my standards and sat on them. He is awesome and believable. And likeable too.
I admit, at first I was slightly wth about the gender change of Watson, but I think, when you've gotten into the story, it really works - and I adore the relationship Snape and Watson develop (and then lose, inevitably), because it just works y'know? Awesome.
Anyway. Frankly I adore this. C'est tres bien. Sugoi. Brilliant. Love it. Keep up the good work. XD
| microcontinent chapter 79 . 3/6
I'm loving this story. (Spent the last few days reading it and catching up-hooked from chapter one.) It's a wonderfully seamless crossover, and the way you expand from canon (which, really, is necessary under the circumstances *cough*Holmeses*cough*) is subtle and clever. I can see the care you put into this story-reading it is very easy. And the character interactions are spot-on, both in drama and humor (adrenaline and giggling, what a combination). The tone of the story is very REAL: suspending disbelief feels effortless.
I love your female John (it seems so natural, now, that watching actual Sherlock is going to feel weird).
Everything you did with the magical phones and associated magitech is BRILLIANT.
Constructive criticism: This story is very steady, which you may take as a good or bad thing. On the one hand, the stakes (and tension/suspense) are certainly rising at an accelerated rate; I'm getting more and more invested. On the other hand, there's not much variation in pacing/excitement; after reading it all over a short period of time, I can't remember any particular events that really stood out. That said, it's not *predictable.* Just unstructured, and perhaps a bit bland (pacing-wise only) for that. So, weakness: not dippy enough to be a roller coaster.
Re: how long spells last, perhaps it has something to do with the spell type? Like, hexes/jinxes/curses vs. spells (i.e. transfiguration), charms, or enchantments (like the Hallows and the very stones of Hogwarts, magic deeply embedded in stuff-that's my impression, anyway). Though, you've added an impressive amount of magical theory of your own with life/magic, blood, and paper charms-surely the, um, the amount/lifefullness of magic applied to the subject of the spell would have some impact on the duration of its effects? Like with baking, you don't give cookies two minutes in a 1000 *F oven...
Things are really starting to heat up, aren't they? :D I'm looking forward to the next chapter, a lot.
Happy living and writing!
| zArkham chapter 35 . 3/5
Hermione is correct about one thing; people with PTSS (it isn't a disorder, it's a syndrome. Disorder makes it sound like something wrong intrinsically with you; syndrome is something you develop like a viral infection) have what I like to say is a failure in their BS filter. So many things which you can normally filter out get right through the filter. Big things I can handle; little things cause me to be thankful I don't have accidental magic. (My fan-fiction writing is actually a way I cope w/PTSS)
This is also very common for people in my position where it was less the occasional Afghan trying to kill me with rockets but the stress of working 12-16 hour days, 7 days a week with an ever-changing mission, requirement on top of a command structure where those above you can relieve stress on you but you can't do it back. Sadly so much of the PTSS stuff focuses on the combat stress similar to what Harry saw and not on the day-to-day stress which is something Lestrande probably has.
| Starlight Chibi-chan chapter 79 . 3/5
Ahhh! Horrible thing is incoming? LV is making his move? It's sad that Cecilia was also a casualty of the prophecy...poor Julia and Lestrade.
| melissa.mcginnis3 chapter 2 . 3/4
A kind Dumbledore story :D I love his, and Sev's reactions to the "kidnapping" by Mycroft :D
| FunkyBubble14 chapter 79 . 3/4
Yay you're writing again! Another great chapter. I love how much time and effort you out into researching the magical aspects of this story, building upon what JK Rowling has given us. I really love this story, can't wait for the next update!
| Nanchih chapter 79 . 3/4
Oh goody - a LOTR Quote!