Reviews for Defining John Watson
Mari Wollsch chapter 1 . 7/27
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JasmineRaven chapter 1 . 2/6
Hi! I'm reviewing your story because it was chosen as SAtC for the forum The Hostile Takeover a few weeks ago. I only know a little bit about Sherlock, but I still enjoyed reading your story.

This scene your story is based on is actually one of the few Sherlock scenes I have watched. I like how you took a small segment in a scene and expanded it into a short story. You took the pauses in the characters' dialogue and inserted a look into the characters' thoughts. I also like how you focussed on the way Sherlock and John Watson's personalities influence each other.

You did a great job of portraying Sherlock's analytical, logical personality. The way he views people as "puzzles to take apart and workout". You also described his rants as "data-processing" and his way of mentally storing information as "filing the new information into his internal case file", which I think is a perfect way to describe the thought pattern on an analytical thinker.

I didn't come across any spelling, grammar of punctuation errors, so well done for that.

Overall, I think this is a well-written story and I enjoyed reading it.

Well done! Keep up the great writing!

Jaz
Guest chapter 1 . 12/16/2014
nice.. very thoughtful one shot around two words
Aka-Baka Hoshi chapter 1 . 11/18/2014
Excellent! Yes, that "not good?" was a defining moment in that episode. I love this story!
Mwac chapter 1 . 9/22/2014
This was absolutely brilliant. I love that you took basically my favorite line from the series, and matched it with Lestrade's POV. It all added up to overwhelming brilliance, the cherry on top being how well you write.

I enjoyed this immensely, and will rec'd it to others.
T'Kerstin chapter 1 . 7/29/2014
I find that scene very telling, too. And John didn't have to even say anything. And I think Lestrade looked a bit surprised when Sherlocked asked John if what he said wasn't good. It's hard to tell though, because he was a little unsharp in the background.
Elise chapter 1 . 6/11/2014
Brilliant story! :)
The Reserved Reader chapter 1 . 5/7/2014
Insightful, and I liked reading from Lestrade's point of view.
Mashiara91 chapter 1 . 3/17/2014
Awww, thank you for this. Incredibly well written and it fits so perfectly!
gnbrules chapter 1 . 3/16/2014
Oh gosh you have MORE Sherlock stories. I may never sleep or do anything productive again...this was great as well. I love how you pick those small moments and things that mean so much and give us the reality as to why they matter.
Random Flyer chapter 1 . 2/8/2014
John is Sherlock's Jiminy Cricket. XD
Shellie Williams chapter 1 . 1/3/2014
I think John makes Sherlock feel *good* about himself. John is that lens that focuses Sherlock's talents; siphoning away, or perhaps better yet, tethering him, closer to the reality that the rest of us recognize, without diluting him of the uniqueness of his genius. From an outsider's point of view it must have been amazing, to see this little man who appeared out of nowhere blend so seamlessly into Sherlock's world. You captured that nicely with Lestrade's viewpoint.
patternleap chapter 1 . 12/17/2013
John, John, John. What a fascinating characterization.
TorchwoodPride chapter 1 . 11/11/2013
And here I am heading back to watch that one scene again!
You've done it again! And done it WELL!
sapphireswimming chapter 1 . 11/4/2013
Oh this is absolutely lovely. Yes, your analysis of this moment is so great and really shows their relationship and how it started so strongly and continued on from there. Lestrade can see it as it begins and it's really great that he can tell from what he knows of Sherlock how things have already started changing. It's a perfect look at this episode and explanation of all of these characters. My goodness, everything was so spot on. Great job! :D
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