|Reviews for Merry Christmas, Molly Hooper|
| Ballykissangel chapter 1 . 8/16/2013
I loved this, I like the way you portrayed Molly and some of her feels.
well done )
| Moviegirl46 chapter 1 . 8/13/2013
My heart just ached for Molly during that whole scene and it ached again, for her in this fic. Poor Molly. :( I really like the choice of his present; I really wished Sherlock had worn the scarf, though. :(
| Madam'zelleGiry chapter 1 . 2/17/2013
Yay for getting to read more of the holiday fics! I'm really excited about this one.
"Her mother didn't understand what..." I love this way of starting us off. The use of the "Intranet" did totally throw me for a minute, but I started giggling when you got to the bit where Molly had to correct her with that annoyed tone. That was actually a very clever way of beginning the piece, so my hat goes off at this point!
"Well, not exactly the complete opposite" LOL, now that's the truth! I can just see Molly's face as she realizes what she just 'said'.
"favorite subject, "What Is" If it were mine, I'd change the comma to a colon just to slow the reader down a bit at this point. Because the subject is too good to read quickly, if you know what I mean. :)
"Sherlock strode up to her in..." I think that I just died from the epic images there...
"...two months to master..." All the feelz! *hugs Molly* I can totally imagine her curled up in her house, trying to master knitting all because she wants to impress him and get her to at least notice him.
As much as it brings a tear to my eye, I appreciate the fact that you kept the ending very canonical. I loved the fact that you showed us the different scarves that he did wear; it gave me a great idea of how her hopes slowly began to be dashed as he just doesn't wear it. The fact that you didn't dwell on her disappointment really made for a fabulous ending. I can't help but wonder if the scarf came up sometime during Reichenbach when he needed her help. There's hope for that scarf yet!
This was really lovely, my dear. I really enjoyed this. Lucky Kate!
| Uncertain Anonymous chapter 1 . 1/25/2013
I applaud this. Vigorously.
Very well written, with beautiful characterization.
| noukinav018 chapter 1 . 1/16/2013
Poor Molly... :(
| The Death Frisbee chapter 1 . 1/6/2013
Thanks for keeping this short and canonical; it was an enjoyable read, and you have the right tone - I like that Molly isn't a pushover in this, as my read of her isn't necessarily the weepy, hopelessly devoted cliche that a lot of Molly fics are like.
I liked the 'pale skin of a cadaver and matching manners to boot' line - it's a nice, succinct way to characterize, so well done there! The tone itself is good and steady, not overdescribed or overly maudlin.
Bahaha at knitting. Very funny, and I know that was in there because you know I knit! Just so you know, there is a Dr. Watson's cabled sweater:
... I may or may not have plans to knit it in a nice heathery beige (Oregon Coast Heather, here:
- scroll down to the bottom. If I can make it work in fingering weight, anyway. But back to the review!)
Thank you for not sentimentalizing Sherlock's character as well; writing him as light and fluffy would have turned me off, but Molly's POV of him seems in-keeping with the show as well.
I liked the ending line, regarding closing off - I was expecting something straight-up shippy, and it's a good way to acknowledge that, by Reichenbach, she's pretty much over him as far as I can tell. Good way to phrase it without dwelling on it.
No constructive critique as far as the fic itself; it's cute and holiday-focused, and I enjoyed it! Thank you! SPAG (only a few) follows.
on the Intranet [sic] - I know this is intentional, but it reads a bit jarringly without the article.
under-enrolled - would hyphenate
But it doesn't go - you went into present tense in this paragraph! Same thing with "is the look on his face when he reads."
red- and gold-wrapped
| Galvantula866 chapter 1 . 1/6/2013
I'm admit I'm learning the show "Sherlock" from the fanfiction I'm reading and so far I'm liking what I'm seeing.
Had to crack a smile at the Intranet/Internet part. Her mom did bring up good points on Sherlock: He's not the nicest guy on the block and he can be rather cruel to her feelings by ignoring her, but she still steadfast holds onto the hope that someday he'll like her as much as she does him.
I have to commend Molly for learning how to knit. It's hard to do, both for men and women. I personally can't sew to save my life, but again I was impressed by Molly's drive to thank Sherlock for all his help and perhaps get him to notice her as something more than a aid.
But love is never that easy, is it? I wonder if he'll even wear the scarf she made for him, given she took time off to make it for him. Sherlock is a detective of great renown, but he simply does not understand how to interact with people and Molly may have just given up on him after he didn't bother to wear the gift she made for him. It's a sad story, but who knows? Maybe Sherlock'll turn around someday and see just how much he means to Molly.
| CreamoCrop chapter 1 . 1/1/2013
Straight in the sherlolly shipper heart! That was wonderful!
| Rocking the Redhead chapter 1 . 1/1/2013
My heart ached for her in that scene and once again ached when he never wore the scarf. Great job...so many feels!