Date: 05/27/2017 10:25 AM Title: Chapter 1
I loved this exploration of otherness! Beautifully done! Thank you so much for sharing it.
Thanks for commenting; I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the story!
I love Spock's otherness, and I love it that Kirk is the kind of person who would appreciate and enjoy that otherness, rather than being afraid of it or disliking it. If only more people in our own world were as broad-minded as Kirk...
Date: 05/25/2017 6:26 AM Title: Chapter 1
Great idea but more importantly great execution and written in a way that does capture the alien element rather than anthropomorphing other groups.
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the story! I like a really ALIEN Spock, since I think his being Vulcan is an enormous part of what makes him interesting. Before Star Trek, most aliens in science ficition were hostile, and one of the great breakthroughs that Star Trek made was to get people thinking about FRIENDLY aliens, ones we could work with or be friends with or even -- if we're Amanda Grayson -- love. I think it says something positive about the human race that so many people love Spock or see themselves in Spock, that we can make connections across species and see someone from another star as one of us.
Now if only we can get people to apply that to the real world and to make connections here on Earth across the boundaries of race or sex or nationality or religion ... that would put us a lot closer to the world that Roddenberry envisioned.
Date: 05/25/2017 2:22 AM Title: Chapter 1
I love what I call 'little stories" - the kind that tell small, intimate stories or shed light on their lives when they are not out being heroes. This is a wonderful and unusual little story, and I thoroughly enjoyed this look into Spock's mind. Thanks.
Thanks for leaving a review; I'm very happy that you enjoyed the story!
As for this story's being both "little" and unusual, um, you HAVE seen my pen name, right? :-) I did choose it in order to warn people right up front that small and strange is kind of my specialty. :-)
I love it when Kirk and Spock are captial-H heroes, and I also love it when we get small, intimate stories. I guess the only kind of story I really don't like is the kind where they're out of character, since I love these guys for who they ARE. So I'll never have them cover their bed with rose petals or anything, but I will speculate endlessly about what's going on inside them. ;-)
Date: 05/24/2017 3:30 PM Title: Chapter 1
What a wonderful episode. The depth in this dimension is great. Thank you for this rare experience
Thanks so much for your review; I'm very happy that you enjoyed the story. You're always very sweet and supportive about my stories, and I appreciate that SO much!
I'm a clinical psychologist in real life, and that means I'm always wondering about what people are thinking and feeling and what they're like on the inside. Mind-melding with Spock is probably my greatest wish ... after world peace and stuff like that. ;-)
Date: 05/24/2017 2:38 PM Title: Chapter 1
Interesting story! Great idea about the infra-red; I saw a show once about how budgerigars look much fancier through budgerigar eyes, but I'd never thought about the possibility with Vulcans or other species! Nice dialogue, too.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment; I'm very glad that you enjoyed the story. I enjoy writing the dialogue the most; I guess it probably shows. :-)
Thanks for telling me about the budgies! That's really interesting, and it goes along with what I was thinking about for Vulcans. Since Spock's wall hangings are red, and since Vulcan has red sands, it seemed to me that having Vulcans see a lot more shades of red than humans do would make Vulcans even more interesting (if it's even possible for Vulcans to be more interesting than they already are. :-D) It seems as if it would be adaptive for them to see a lot of shades of red, so that might have evolved...