Date: 05/30/2013 10:02 PM Title: Academic Matters
Whooooo I love that Jim is going to be Spock's sex slave.
This caught me in a kind of weird negative double take:
If it was possible, when Jim glanced up, his eyes were even colder, their blue the same shade as the ice that covered Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede. “I don't think you like the fact that I beat your test.”
I have previously equated Ganymede with warmth and sexuality... and having this sentence in here was a kind of double negative, which of course creates a positive, LOL!
Thanks for writing. I'm really having fun in your universe(s)
Date: 03/06/2013 6:40 PM Title: Academic Matters
Good job of weaving the events of the movie into this AU. Obviously the relationship had already compromised Spock into feelings of insecurity because he was so quick to jump to conclusions without proof. Poor soul. Love is a crucible for the vunerable.
I have to say the makup sex was awesome. ;)
I hadn't intended to write a sequel but a friend of mine said she wondered how what had happened would play into the movie scenario. Spock isn't a natural communicator and sometimes the nuances of human interactions pass him by. Meanwhile, he's in a relationship with a man who has a lot of his own issues, so they're going to have to figure out a way to talk.
Love is a crucible for the vunerable.
What a wonderful way to put it - it's so true! And yay for make-up sex! :D So glad you enjoyed this sequel - thank you for the feedback. &hearts
Date: 03/06/2013 5:21 PM Title: Extra-Curricular Activities
Oh I had to clap my hands for Jim performing a perfect courtship for the Vulcan he's waited his whole life for. I loved this story. It's rare to findone focused on the intelligence of our genius repeat offender and not on his disregard for life and limb. Kudos to the author for the big smile on my face.
Thank you so much for this lovely feedback - I'm so glad you enjoyed this story. I love showing how clever Jim is - especially as it's his intelligence that is a major draw for Spock, finding his 'out of the box' thinking both curious and challenging. :)
Date: 08/30/2012 8:59 AM Title: Academic Matters
I have to say a part of me really wanted you to change the story and save Vulcan but now that you have decided to follow the movie I have to say you have done amazing job.And you made them have sex on the command chair???
I wanted, on this occasion to stick to reboot canon. I'm horrible and wanted them both to go through angst. And sex in the command chair is always made of win! :) Thank you for the lovely feedback. ♥
Date: 08/30/2012 7:36 AM Title: Extra-Curricular Activities
I freaking LOVE academy fictions and I freaking LOVE your fictions.Imagine how grateful I am that you have wrote one and HOLY I NEED TO GET TO THE SEQUEL RIGHT NOW!
LOL! Love the enthusiasm - it had me sitting here laughing! So glad you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy part 2. :)
Date: 02/02/2012 2:08 AM Title: Extra-Curricular Activities
That was such a better 'first meeting' than the movie. ;) I love the idea of Jim holding a silent touch for Spock, willing to have just a friendship out of a desire not to push Spock. Loved it!
I had a lot of fun writing that with a slow-burn, slow-awakening for Spock of his feelings. There's a sequel to this story - Academic Matters, that goes into and beyond the film events, if you're interested. Thank you for leaving this lovely comment - I really appreciate it. <3
Date: 06/05/2011 4:31 AM Title: Academic Matters
I've really enjoyed this series! I would love to see Jim helping Spock through the repressed trauma you just know he hasn't dealt with yet! How about a triology?
Firstly, thank you for your kind comment - I'm glad you enjoyed the stories. :)
I do like your idea. The problem I have is not enough time. I'm currently working on completing a WIP (Everyone Deserves Music) that I last updated last summer and will post at the end of June completed. And I have a bunch of small stories to write for people who sponsored me in the LiveJournal help_japan initiative, and then I have a HUGE semi-AU story to edit over summer from its first draft (80k+ words). But maybe after that... :) xx
Date: 06/01/2011 4:41 AM Title: Academic Matters
really enjoyed the read reminded me of the movie version so much. The characters were soooo right pm
It's always a relief to hear that the characterisations felt authentic. Thank you so much for leaving this lovely comment - I really appreciate it. :)
Date: 03/12/2011 1:12 PM Title: Academic Matters
Oh, I love this fic. I've always loved "what really happened" canon rewrites and I had hoped someone would write a story which rewrote ST:XI under the premise that they were already together, and you did it perfectly. One thing I wasn't clear about though, did Spock and Uhura actually kiss? Or just hug?
So pleased to hear you enjoyed the story! I did change a couple of things from canon to make the story work - Gaila and Jim didn't end up in bed together, they were just sitting chatting (and Uhura just assumed that it would lead to more based on her perception of both of them) and Spock and Uhura only hugged. I didn't feel the story would work if either of them had betrayed the other - it was just about misconstruing, misinterpretation and misunderstanding, all of which could have been cleared up if either of them had just talked to the other. :) Thank you for the lovely review. <3
Date: 03/12/2011 1:37 AM Title: Academic Matters
Thank you so much for writing this fic! You did a fantastic job of showing the balance between the personal feelings and the professional behavior of the characters, as well as the occasional overlapping of the two. I enjoyed seeing the journey Spock and Uhura had to take in order to clear up some of their misconceptions about Jim and the resolution was immensely satisfying. This was truly a privilege to read.
And thank you so much for this lovely review! I was worried about repeating a lot of the movie as by now it would seem old hat, but couldn't see how I could write the story without doing that - so I'm really happy to hear that what I was trying to get across - the personal/professional boundary - worked for you. I'm aware how strong first impressions can make, even in the face of all sorts of things that might contradict it, and wanted to play with that. Again I'm happy to hear you found that aspect of the story engaging. :) Thank you again for this lovely feedback - I appreciate it. <3
Date: 03/10/2011 12:35 AM Title: Extra-Curricular Activities
i adore this.
i love how much of a bitch uhura was, haha! :P
I didn't intentionally write her that way - just that she refused to see anything positive in Jim once she'd made her mind up about him. Spock eventually hits her with a cluebat in the sequel to this story. :-)
Date: 02/17/2011 3:57 PM Title: Extra-Curricular Activities
This is an amazing fic. I really like seeing Jim through Spock's eyes - and I thought you did it particularly well here. Spock's jealousy - and his denial of it - was also very interesting. Jim's flirting really got to him.
And the Valentine - so cute! Also, Jim's hacking is just... adorable.
Thanks for sharing!
I really enjoy writing from Spock's POV, and his fascination with Jim - I'm glad this story worked for you. It was fun having his own perspective change on Jim from keeping him at arm's length, to wanting him. And I do adore writing (and reading) smart Kirk. :-) Thank you for the lovley review!