|Reviews for Simple Things|
| DorkQueen chapter 1 . 12/28/2013
These crossovers are just absolutely amazing! I love the way you write the Holmes brothers and their banter is perfect: snarky, intelligent, showing off their wide vocabulary. ;)
| Fore chapter 1 . 12/8/2013
Sweeet :3 Love the Holmes brothers :) and the christmas dinner and their eyebrow convos! :D
| coolcatt002 chapter 1 . 11/4/2013
This would be such a great world to see develop. I would love to see how people react when the family connection came out.
| Cockapoo chapter 1 . 8/31/2013
So lovely I'm going to go have a cry
| Coquillage Atlas chapter 1 . 8/29/2013
I am a big fan of these crossovers! Thank you for writing so many of them. It's really interesting how you've made Q one of the Holmes brothers; he definitely seems to balance their family out. Hopefully Sherlock gets to returning to being "alive" soon!
| Book girl fan chapter 1 . 8/29/2013
'She'd broken the rule about keeping it up past Twelfth Night, which was also Sherlock's birthday. When Q was little, he assumed that Twelfth Night was simply another word for 'Sherlock's birthday', as though he got a special name for his, because that's the sort of thing he'd do. It didn't even seem odd that Shakespeare had written a play about it.'
Totally true, and equally hilarious.
My other possible favorite bit was Mycroft being psycopathically protective. Sounds about right.
| Bookworm Gal chapter 1 . 8/28/2013
This is sweet, but kind of sad in a way. Nice work.
| SupernaturalGeek chapter 1 . 8/28/2013
That was quite simply perfect :)
I adore their mother, I really do, she's exactly as I'd imagine her to be and her presence really adds to the dynamic between Sherlock, Mycroft and Q.
This is also precisely how I'd picture a Holmes' family Christmas unfolding and it managed to be wonderfully touching yet without ever taking the boys out of character. Speaking of which I especially liked Bond dropping by briefly and the proud reaction from their mother when Q did what he always does and saved the day.
I had so many favourite parts I think I would end up quoting the entire text if I let myself but eventually I managed to choose just one part to highlight, which to me completely captures their family dynamic;
"Q supposed that in most families, spending time with each other meant chatting and visiting, but in his family, it mostly involved sitting together in the same room and doing one's own thing, with the occasional conversation cropping up here and there."
I really loved this.
| cate chapter 1 . 8/27/2013
Your writing just keeps getting better. This was truly well done. Thanks for posting.
| BenAddict Holmes chapter 1 . 8/27/2013
Whoa. This was long but I was determined to read it all and I'm glad I did! It's wonderful!
| Heather Snow chapter 1 . 8/27/2013
Sweet. Love the interplay between the brothers. Great characterization.
| The Pearl Maiden chapter 1 . 8/27/2013
Wow. This was perfect. Loved this. :)
| HarnGin chapter 1 . 8/27/2013
I must tell you how lovely this tale is. I read it in August after noticing a local store already had its Christmas merchandise (and several lit trees) in the window. This story brought back memories of happy Christmases and made it a bit less commercial. Thank you.
| ScribeOfRED chapter 1 . 8/27/2013
These three... Their interactions are at the same time hilarious and thought-provoking. Each character's voice is unique and *them*, and I love the amount of effort you've put into the little details: the fact that Q doesn't understand why Mummy wouldn't want a new, faster router; the "eyebrow conversations"; the understanding Sherlock and Q share. And Mummy. She's one of the best - if not the best - Holmes mother I've read yet: strong enough to manage three Holmes boys, and yet there's an undeniable motherly softness to her that resonates deeply with all three boys. I congratulate you on your stunning characterizations.
I admit that I'm in love with your idea of Q being Mycroft and Sherlock's younger brother. Each of these crossovers is more delightful than the last, and I honestly hope you won't stop writing in this universe for a long time to come because I can't get enough of these three. Now I really want to see how Q helps Sherlock rejoin the cast of the living...