Date: 08/02/2012 5:44 AM Title: Chapter 1
So nice to see all these coming online! Can't remember whether I told you but I loved this in the zine - it's one of those incidents that would have had repercussions far beyond what we saw, and you portray the confusion nicely.
Date: 08/02/2012 4:06 AM Title: Chapter 1
Of course it will never be the same for Jim when he's experienced living a short period as a woman. This just doesn't go away, it remains with you. Seeing the episode I do believe that is what Spock was trying to do. Taking Jim's hand to protect him from the others...for his body was made different, and knowing Jim to leap before reflecting...he was also afraid that Jim might pull something, and it could get Janice's body damaged, rendering Jim hurt as well.
Wonderful little story, enjoyed it very much.
Date: 08/01/2012 8:32 PM Title: Chapter 1
I like your discussion/study/analysis revolving around hands. I always thoiught this episode/events required thought and wouldn't be easily brushed away. It was almost like he was raped by a woman... His body taken and used in ways without consent. It would be hard enough to reconcile if a man had done it.. But a physically weaker woman, ex-lover, who added to the damage by putting him in a female body.
Date: 08/01/2012 6:35 PM Title: Chapter 1
Awwww, I loved this fic already in the zine and it was so good to read it again now. The comparison to the voices in one's head during a meld, or to Spock's past states of detachment from his usual self - isn't pon farr the ultimate metapher for losing oneself? - are compelling. But then - Kirk's experience of alienation, his questioning of gender identity - it is a journey that leads to clarity ("coming to himself") in the end: through his recognition and acknowledgement of their feelings for each other. Adored the last sentences about the possible ways their hands could meet!
Oh, and even if it is a serious topic and nothing to make fun of, I admit I did smile at this:
"It's good to know I have so many worthy recommendations from which to choose, should I require sex reassignment."
(And bonus points for British spelling. I know that most K/S authors prefer Americanisation, but I doff my hat to everyone who resists.)