Date: 12/04/2013 10:53 AM Title: Chapter 1
I couldn't remember whether it was AO3 or Fanfiction.net, so I guessed AO3. It turns out that I guessed wrong; I went back through my reviews at Fanfiction.net to be sure. Sorry to have given you a moment of anxiety!
Date: 12/03/2013 9:45 PM Title: Epilogue
I adore this story. There've been a number of Spock-Prime-pushes-them-together stories, but this one is deeper, more sensitive, and more beautiful than any other.
I think it's especially poignant that Spock Prime pushes them towards a sexual relationship that he did NOT have with his own Jim.
I read this on AO3 and left you a laudatory comment there, too, but when I saw it here, I couldn't resist reading it again, nor could I resist telling you again how very wonderful this story is. Brava!
Thank you so much for all your kind words - they were a bright spot in my day!! I'm happy to hear that even years after writing it, this story still comes across as unique and that it managed to touch your heart. :) I truly appreciate you taking the time to comment.
On a side note, did you mean to say you'd read this story on Livejournal? I hope you didn't actually read it on AO3, as I don't have an account there, so if you have... I might have cause to worry! o.o
Date: 12/03/2013 8:41 PM Title: Chapter 8
What a fabulous idea -- to have Spock Prime have Jim keep his memories of Amanda in trust for Young Spock. God, I wish the writers of Into Darkness had written anything this sensitive, this interesting, or this compelling.
And how wily of old Spock to trigger the younger one's possessiveness, to get him to confront his feelings. I love stories where Spock Prime is a benevolent manipulator. I usually hate manipulative people, but I trust TOS Spock unreservedly, especially where the welfare of Jim Kirk is concerned, so I'm willing to let HIM manipulate people, whereas I'd cavil at it in others. :-)
Thank you!! Again, this was a very fun part for me to write - truly, the more creative parts let me stretch my writing wings the most, and this was my way of keeping Amanda alive and special within the universe. Glad you liked!
Date: 12/03/2013 7:53 PM Title: Chapter 6
What a wonderfully interesting chapter! I love your addition to the world of Vulcan mysticism.
Glad to hear it spoke to you - it's been a while since I wrote the fic, obviously, but I have to say that getting creative with the Vulcan mythos was one of the best parts... :)
Date: 06/26/2013 6:25 PM Title: Epilogue
I just wanted to say that I really, really loved this story. Even though I'm in tears from the ending. Oh my...the ending...just perfect. I love Old Spock in this, too...I can't blame him for being just a tad manipulitive - look what it got us. :)
Thanks so much!
Thank YOU! It's amazing to me that even years later, people still enjoy this story... The ending was definitely bittersweet, but I couldn't help but keep it, it was just too fitting.. :) Thanks again!
Date: 06/20/2012 12:42 AM Title: Chapter 1
I literally could not stop reading this fic yesterday. I sat infront of my computer for HOURS devouring every word.. The end left my jaw hanging. You are a GENIUS story teller and your talent at emotional word play and pulling at heartstrings is incredible. Thank you. Thank you so much for writing this. I LOVE this piece. <3
Date: 06/16/2012 4:25 PM Title: Epilogue
This is a brilliant story and I sooo loved reading it!!!
It has everything in it a Spirk fan could wish for =)
Thank you for sharing it with us!
And please, keep writing such wonderful stories :)
I hope to continue writing, indeed! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment! :)
Date: 01/25/2012 12:44 PM Title: Chapter 1
I started to read this story yesterday evening with my laptop, but at one point unfortunately I had to hit the mattress. What to do? Well, I downloaded it to finish reading it today with my ebook-reader and I'm SO glad that I did it, because it means that now I can read it every time I want.
This is by far the best KS-story I've read so far - WOW! Really, just wow. I'm wondering though if there'll ever be a story with the Tarus-Incident? I truly would like to know how Jim tells Spock eventually and what Spock's reaction might ... ?!
Thanks for writing this story and sharing it with us :)
Wow, this comment made my night! Thank you both for your lovely words and for letting me know that, even a few years after writing it, this story still packs a powerful punch. The odd thing is that yes, I even have half the Tarsus companion fic done, I just... never did get around to finishing it. Perhaps a project for this year, lol...
Date: 01/09/2012 1:54 AM Title: Chapter 1
Thank you for your reply. But due to gmail problem, I didn't get your email. (I really don't know why.)
So, I sent another message to you on LJ system, and here is my LJ page (http://margachiu.livejournal.com/profile), you could send me message in case mine is missing.
I am very sorry to trouble you for contact problem like this, please accept my sincerest apology.
Date: 01/05/2012 2:11 AM Title: Chapter 1
Excuse me for being so abruptly to write this message. But I really need to contact you. It's about authorization of you story.
I've been sent you a message on livejournal system, got no reply.
If you by any chance see this massage, could you please sent a email to me?
My email adress: marga.chiu [at] gmail . com
That's odd, I got nothing in LJ, sorry... I will send you an e-mail directly, hopefully that goes through.
Date: 06/05/2011 12:51 AM Title: Chapter 1
What a wonderful story!! You do such a great job of describing emotional complexity, I felt like I was reading a story about characters who I hadn't known before, but who were still in some ways wonderfully familiar. And that scene in the briefing room just killed me. The way you write tension is amazing. Thank you so much for this!
Date: 03/25/2011 7:38 PM Title: Epilogue
I really liked this story. It was a nice slow, but in no way boring, build to a wonderful end. I am sad for the old Spock tho, makes me want to cry that he did not get his happy ending, he is left alone looking in so to speak. I guess that we can not always get everything tho. I will definitely be looking into some of your other stories.
Like you, I was very sad to write the piece about old!Spock and his tragedy, but it was completely integral to the story... it was in no way an easy scene to write, but I think it defintely added a bittersweet edge to both the story and the Nu!K/S relationship. I'm happy to hear you liked it overall! :) Thank you very much!
Date: 01/13/2011 1:05 PM Title: Epilogue
I found this story a couple months ago when I first entered the Kirk/Spock fandom. If I recall correctly this was the very first Kirk/Spock fanfiction that I truly read, and it was safe to say I started off into this fandom with high expectations because of it (not that I was ever or have yet to be let down so far).
This story is beautifully written and painfully realistic, keeping me on the edge of my seat no matter how many time I find myself re-reading this.
Not only is it nice to know you liked it so much, it's also a delight to hear that you've come back to it more than once! :-) Thank you for such a lovely comment; I hope you continue to have fun in the fandom and enjoy it for all it's worth!
Date: 12/21/2010 10:32 PM Title: Epilogue
I greatly enjoyed reading your story! The amount the detail and effort put into these characters really brought them to life in such a wonderful way. I created an account on this site just to tell you how much I liked your story, lol. I particularly liked the strong old friendship between older Spock and Jim, how older Spock was happy to get to see, talk, and meld with Jim even if it was sometimes self-indulgence. The jealousy and protectiveness of young Spock was thrilling. This Jim was his and his only even when a romantic relationship had yet to be established. Lastly, I liked the compassion demonstrated by Jim when consoling T'Sai. This helped to emphasize that emotions cannot always be controlled and that sometimes it is not healthy to try and control them. I’m rambling now and will stop here to thank you for posting your wonderful story for the world to read.
Thank you for this lovely review! The fact that you made an account just to give me your thoughts gives me warm, gooey feelings - I'm very grateful! The only reward I get for writing is comments like this, and I cherish every one of them. :-) I'm very happy the characters came to life for you, as that's exactly what I was going for!