|Reviews for Art of the Reasoner|
| Ryah Ignis chapter 1 . 1/30
What did I just read?
That, my friend, was one of the most gorgeous peices of writing (forget fanfiction, I mean writing in general) that I have ever had the pleasure of reading in my life. Your purposefully disjointed style was pulled off with ease, and drew me in rather than shut me out.
You developed Sherlock beautifully. I don't think I'll ever see him the same again. Oddly enough, the mad creator description fits him so well, though I suspect that was mostly due to your flawless characterization.
There were so many lines that I enjoyed, I can't even begin to list them all. Just know that your almost free verse poetry writing style begs to be read aloud.
I actually liked the ending, the vagueness. It's reminiscent of how we remember artists today, looking back on their art but not so much them as a people.
I'm not an artist, though I wish I could draw something more than stick figures. That said, your descriptions of his artwork made me want to pick up a paintbrush and just go. So beautiful. Are you an artist?
In short, this was the most magnificent fanfiction I've ever read. I don't favorite often, the ones I choose being my favorites of all time. So here's to your wonderful story :)
| somaar chapter 1 . 12/28/2013
Despite what some of your other reviews say, I really enjoyed that fact that you kept this as one chapter. It's rather refreshing, and if anything, makes it feel as though his life was actually continuous, rather than the broken effect multiple chapters would have produced.
As for the story, your interpretation is amazing. Modern Holmes, but now an artist. You did it exceptionally well, and far more people should be reading your story. Personally, your lack of readers might be because most people see the world length and the lack of chapters might come across as daunting. Either way, the story is utterly brilliant.
I'm not sure if you yourself are an artist, but either way, you seem to truly love art. I loved reading your descriptions of Sherlock's art pieces, and just how the deductions change ever so slightly now that they're perceived from the eyes of an artist.
Well done to you. Anyone who was intimidated by the length of your story and gave up because of it truly missed out on a great read.
(I've read this story 3 times now, and I don't regret it).
| amanda chapter 1 . 10/30/2013
Wow. Just... wow.
You have created an intricate and unique and utterly real world here.
This will stay with me for a while.
Thank you for sharing your work.
| Hummingbird2 chapter 1 . 10/20/2013
That was a truly amazing AU! You really captured the characters and their slightly different world in a fascinating and beautiful way, thank you.
| Arty Diane chapter 1 . 10/19/2013
That was a really brilliant story. I wish you had broken it down to chapters, a 45k one shot is pretty intimidating, heck it took me almost 3 days to finish it!
I loved all the art you described in this story, all the techniques and colors were fascinating! The emotional ups and downs of Sherlock were shown very strongly, their association with colors was done beautifully.
I liked how you varied between time periods. The jump from past to present added variation to the story.
I wish you had continued the end, I'm so willing to buy that book!
| furthercuriosities chapter 1 . 8/25/2013
This story is beautiful from beginning to finish. It's a considerable feat, balancing little snippets of imagery in a semi-stream of consciousness narrative with so much quality character development, but you manage it wonderfully. Bravo. This is a story that will stick with me.
| MelodySong231 chapter 1 . 8/9/2013
This was absolutely fantastic. I loved it from beginning to end. One little suggestion though; personally, I would have found it much easier to read if this story was broken up into chapters instead of just page breaks. I understand that you wanted to have continuity and flow in the writing style, to keep things blended together, but it was a really long page and made things a bit confusing at times. Anyway, it was fantastic, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I can't wait to read the companion piece.
| PurpleReader29 chapter 1 . 8/1/2013
This is so well written! I love the colors and resulting explanations a lot. This is so well done, so many amazing ideas coming together to make a masterpiece!
The idea of Sherlock as an artist is inspired! And I like that Sally is a lot nicer, at least once she realizes he isn't obsessed with death, just art. And the painting with Mycroft is really sweet! You using drugs as an excuse for Sherlock being distant with Mycroft is brilliant. And I like how he is described as a 'minor' government official in the history book at the end.
THE HISTORY BOOK! That was a amazing way to show how Sherlock impacted art and how his memory lives on. I sat gobsmacker with a HUGE grin on my face at the way you ended it. Can I be honored enough to clean your writing area? Referencing the fakery of the waterfall, yet not telling us! Amazing!
| Ynnealay chapter 1 . 7/21/2013
Wow. Very interesting. I just spent the last few hours reading this all. It gave a new perspective into the world of colour in general and although I found it hard to imagine the image of Artist!Sherlock, I thought the scenes were easy to imagine... wordually? (Not a word). Sherlock was very In-Character and everybody else was too. It gave insight into Sherlock's character having him express himself in art. I enjoyed reading this. Great job!
| ScribeOfRED chapter 1 . 7/6/2013
I... Wow. This is unbelievable. I've read stories in which the POV character is an artist before, but never before have I *felt* the colors spiraling off the page to dance behind my eyes. I freely admit that I'm no artist - my sister got that particular set of talents - but now I have the urge to create with a tangible medium burning against the underside of my skin.
The way you wrote Sherlock in this story is so different from any other story about him I've ever read. The way he sees the world in a combination of colors and words (LOVE how you incorporated the floating words from the show!) is delightfully unique, as is the way he paints in the same way. I admit one of my favorite scenes (and there are so many to choose from!) was where Sherlock attempted to capture himself on canvas... and ended up with nothing but black words. I wish you'd have focused on that again, yet I love how mysterious that single sentence is.
It's strange: now that I'm done reading the story - been done for almost half an hour - the emotion is starting to hit; my throat's closing up at unexpected moments, and I've had to pause typing more than a few times because emotions of all kinds are crashing over me, as though I'm caught in the shock wave of Sherlock's latest all-encompassing need to *create*. I can't remember the last time a story has made me FEEL so much.
Brilliant. Masterpiece. Flawless.
There's nothing more to say.
| thelittlestoryteller chapter 1 . 6/28/2013
I was re-reading this again and only just realised I've never reviewed! I was sosure I had . Well first off, I frigging love this story! I've lost count of the amount of times I've read it and it never gets old. It's such a unique idea and the details are so well thought out that it reads like it could be canon, and the details truly make this story. I especially like the way you use colours to describe what Sherlock is thinking and how he sees ordinary things. I really like his relationship with Sally aswell, I wish she showed this kind of reluctant friendliness in the show :( You are so in the head of the character that when reading it really feels like I'm in Sherlock's head and these are really his thoughts. It's so wnderfully written, everything about this is just beautiful, gah! I can't even describe how good this is . I normally hate au's because I think "why would you change the already amazing canon?" but this is the exception, because it stays true in every way that matters. Okay I need to stop gushing now, just thank you so much for writing this .
| Sherlock Holmes 14491 chapter 1 . 6/21/2013
I love this story. You made me feel what Sherlock felt, which is amazing because Sherlock is hard enough to write but to add his perspective and his pure emotions. That's the talent of a accomplished author. Please write some fanfics with Sherlock as an artist, a chef, or something to do with music, Please!
| Tikisomia chapter 1 . 6/21/2013
This...was absolutely brilliant! I really enjoyed Sherlock as an artist and I am amazed at how well you stuck with his character. Really well written too! I really hope you have some original work of literature yourself because this was really well written.
| T. Whirlpool chapter 1 . 3/8/2013
Wow. this was beautiful and intense.
| Tatsumaki-sama chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
Wow. This was simply stunning. I always enjoy reading a good AU story and you really did an amazing job on this. I love Artist!Sherlock and half the time I was thinking it was canon, especially how you've woven canon details and facts into the plot.