Reviews for The Side of the Angels
JolieBlack chapter 1 . 10/18
Oh, this is a fantastic story. I love every single line of it, and I don't care if that's gushing. Your characterisations are spot on - WHAT a pre-Reichenbach Sherlock! - and your writing flows and flows and flows with never a hitch, you've got a really special way of turning your phrases, and I love your dry-as-dust humour.

I love how you write about John through Sherlock's eyes. Whoever says John isn't completely as extraordinary as Sherlock himself has no idea what they're talking about. It's just less obvious!

Sherlock going to Mycroft for fashion advice at age ten is a completely hilarious but also oddly touching idea. The scene when Sherlock bursts into Mycroft's office while Mycroft is on the phone with someone Very Important and the impending disaster - doesn't happen after all is so funny, too. You've got a great handle on the Holmes brothers dynamic.

The banter between Sherlock and Anthea when she & friends come rescuing him and John at the pool was brilliant, too. She sure knows how to keep the Holmes boys in line!

Favourite lines include Sherlock "flicking his coat collar into submission", and likening the Scotland Yard detectives to "predatory adolescent girls"; and only Sherlock would come up with the idea that he'd have to hug someone in "self-preservation". Seriously, how do you come up with these things?

Donovan's "Can't even stay dead like decent people, that one" at the reunion was a great line, too, not least because it's totally unclear how serious she is until she ends up providing Sherlock and John with that lovely lasting memento of their reunion. I find myself liking your post-Reichenbach resolution better than what we got in the show!

Anyway - may we send this marvellous story around the Canon Addicts community? We (the mods) collect what we consider the best of canon-compliant "Sherlock" fanfic on this site, and we'd be honoured to have your story there.
community/BBC-Sherlock-for-Canon-Addicts/118398/
Home4MentallyUnstable chapter 1 . 2/17
Awesome. I love this stuff. Great job *thumbs up*
DeletAccountPlease chapter 1 . 2/12
God this story is perfect! The dark king is Eurus, it all makes sense! In a way with this story you predicted season 4, amazing! :)
Mzzmarie chapter 1 . 10/8/2016
Beautifully written

This is a segment that I have always been curious about as well: "fallen angel. What the criminal mastermind is capable of has been proven time and again in the last few days - and this man had John, his John, for six hours tonight"

Definitely prompt-worthy!
Guest chapter 1 . 2/25/2016
Beautiful! This caused a wide range of emotions in me! But it was ultimately happiness! :) I love this beautiful friendship and I'm so glad you didn't make it slash! Thanks!
librarywitch chapter 1 . 2/15/2016
Another perfect one. Love this better than "cannon".
3DPhantom chapter 1 . 11/25/2015
Good story, mate!
BooksAreMedicine chapter 1 . 11/16/2015
Great description on Sherlock's views and feelings towards John. I enjoyed hearing about his room in the mind palace. The chess piece analogy was amazing and I agree with you that 2 months is better than 2 years
Nearing Midnight chapter 1 . 10/10/2015
Extremely sweet! 3 it's rare to find fics in the SH fandom that involve purely friendship between Watson and Holmes (not saying that the pairing is bad, but it's refreshing to see some well-written platonic fics on here) and this is absolutely wonderful! The characterization were all on point and it was overall a lovely read.
That-Flying-Breadstick-Wizard chapter 1 . 6/16/2015
...And if said pic becomes his phone background... Well, no one has to know, right?
QueenNaberrie chapter 1 . 2/14/2015
Love how you showed Sherlock's gradual realization of how much he had come to care for John and their friendship. He is definitely on the side of the angels, even if sometimes people think he's the devil himself because he knows how to make people's livrs a living hell. ;) Sherlock is definitely no sociopath. He's got a good and caring heart. 3

Delightful read! Thank you for writing this. :)
EvilDime chapter 1 . 1/18/2015
Some of this is really cute. A bit much re-telling for my taste, but otherwise good. (And I want that snap shot!)
- Dime
TheVelvetRose 1120 chapter 1 . 8/18/2014
Wow this was really good. I found your writing quite powerful. Good job! :)
MuggleCreator chapter 1 . 5/24/2014
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Love this. Sherlock...
BeyondMyReach chapter 1 . 4/21/2014
omg. such a brilliant story and so much emotions and feelings. heartbreaking, touching and a little silly and satisfying.
thank you for writing!
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