Date: 02/21/2015 8:56 PM Title: Reconciliations
A friend of mine, asked me about my favourite writer in the Star Trek fandom and even before she could finish her query, I found myself answering. Raven-Knight is the real deal. Read her stories, read ‘Traitor’s Sons’ and you will see her hitting every mark on the character writing, the plot, the prose, the worldbuilding, and you’ll be amazed and quite stunned. And yet I was a bit reluctant to read your earlier work. Not because I doubt your talent but because your earlier stories are mostly canon compliant and not alternative universe settings. I’m generally a bit reluctant about stories set in the Abrams movie verse and which additionally deal with the movies events (directly or indirectly), since I’m always conflicted, when it comes to deciding if I should like Abrams’ movies or not. My partner once described my relationship with the movies this way: You are enjoying the reboot movies -- just in a very angry way.
Imagine now my conflict about reading your Metamorphosis to T'hy'la series. And yet, you disappointed me not. Your whole Metamorphosis to T'hy'la series centers on characters' storytelling in a way that the first Star Trek reboot movie (and the second for that matter) promises but said movie rarely delivers outside of brief set pieces. I love this series, not as much as ‘Traitor’s Sons’ maybe because ‘Traitor’s Sons’ is an enigma in itself but I enjoyed it nevertheless immensely. It's almost perilous to recommend this as highly as I do, because high expectations help nobody, but I had high expectations and they were exceeded.
Aww, thank you! I'm your favorite!? That's a massive compliment - considering the many very talented writers in the Star Trek fandom. So, thank you!
Yes, some of my other work is very compliant with canon. I like to also write some stories that can be considered missing scenes or they are told from a character's perspective of a canon scene. I think my favorite are the fill-in-the-blanks/gaps type of stories, though, the missing scenes. It's like being able to expand and really flesh out something mentioned that may have seemed insignificant or not worth talking about...and making a point to discuss it or what happened in that mentioned moment. Sometimes, they end up going right into the character study territory, but I also like that type of story, too.
In the end, I just try to keep the characters in character. I'm glad you gave some of the earlier stories I've written a shot, despite your hesitancy - and nevertheless enjoyed them. ~ RK
Date: 06/23/2014 10:25 PM Title: Reconciliations
Loving this series so far. Will you continue to work on it?
Thank you! I do have intentions on continuing this series. After all, I've only just gotten to the Friend definition of T'hy'la in this series, so we have to get to Brother and Lover yet. :) ~ RK
Date: 05/03/2014 2:37 AM Title: Reconciliations
I just found this series and read it straight through over the last few days. Really good stuff! I look forward to more, if you continue. :)
Glad you continued with the series! :) I have plans to continue, but I have been neglecting several other stories for far too long, and am trying to hammer more material out for them (and in one case finish - but that's another fandom entirely) before making further strides in this series. But, there are plans for it. Hang in there. Really pleased you enjoyed the series as it stands. Thank you for reviewing. ~ RK
Date: 09/21/2013 3:48 PM Title: Reconciliations
I haven't enjoyed a fanfiction as much as this one for a long time. Reading about all the little things that happen to our favourite crew along their journey is entertaining, and seeing the relationship between Spock and Jim progress even more so. Thank you for writing this series, I hope to see more of it in the future - I'll try not to stalk your profile here too much until then.
Wow! Thank you so much! :) There is going to be more of this series (but right now my longer one is running my life!) And feel free to stalk my profile; hopefully I can convince the muse to be a little more multi-tasking and write something other than one story at a time. Right now, the muse is winning. Thank you for such a kind review. ~ RK
Date: 06/08/2013 8:01 AM Title: Reconciliations
I enjoyed reading this very much, particularly the part with Chekov since I've really wanted to see them have a talk about what happened with Spock's mother. I've always imagined that Chekov felt a tremendous amount of guilt about not being able to save her.
Thank you! I've always wanted to see that scene, too. Figured I never would so took matters into my own hands. :) Thakns for commenting. Planning out the next part soon. ~ RK
Date: 06/08/2013 3:59 AM Title: Reconciliations
Another fantastic addition to the series. Loved Giney the tribble! my favorite part was the interaction between Chekov and Spock. I'd always wanted to see something like that. Can't wait for more K/S interaction too!
Giney will be around in this series for a while. Thank you for commenting. Glad you are enjoying the series. And I have been looking forward to writing the Spock and Chekov scene for a long while, but couldn't figure out exactly where to put it. Very happy you liked that scene so much. I spent more time on that storyline of this installment than all of the other ones. Guess it paid off. Thanks! K/S is coming in fuller force. ~ RK