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Teach Me by SpirkTrekker42 Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

K/S. This is set during the new Trek movie, which means major spoilers. My take on Kirk and Spock's first meeting at Starfleet Academy. Spock is Kirk's teacher and they really don't get along! Just how much do they *hate* each other? Slash.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chekov, Chris Pike, McCoy, Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Established Relationship, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Pon Farr
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: The T'hy'la Chronicles
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 43767 Read Count: 41817
[Report This] Published: 06/23/2009 Updated: 06/29/2009
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 04/24/2010 Title: Chapter 2: James T. Kirk

I’m really enjoying this story so far. I like that it’s from Spock’s POV. It’s rare to have his thoughts like this. It’s a nice way to show that he’s full of emotion without having him act like it. I don’t think this site has an ‘out of character’ warning tag, but you might consider adding one. Kirk had his moments of being his usual cocky self, but he was really out of character when it came to him talking to Spock after being humiliated… unless it was life or death (like in the new movie), or under the influence of aliens who wanted him to start a fight (which happened in TOS), he’d never find fault in anyone for being Vulcan or a half-breed. Even if he had been humiliated and hurt by being compared to his father, he just wouldn’t go there like he had some hidden xenophobia trait. I’m thinking as the story progresses you might have shown Kirk as being more in character, so maybe my qualms are really just an isolated thing. Anyway, good story. I’m off to read more.



Author's Response: I never meant to have Kirk come off as xenophobic. If anything, I had him be open minded, as he thought he'd give Spock a chance, that the Vulcan HAD to have feelings, no matter what people said. But then they got off on the wrong foot, and all went to hell. Also, Kirk didn't mean the half-breed comment condescendingly, it was just a fact that Spock is half human and half Vulcan. He's just trying to find out what makes Spock tick. He doesn't care if he's half alien. He thinks it's hot! I could never intentionally write Kirk as xenophobic - since he is so openminded, it makes him the perfect choice to be captain of the flagship. I hope you will see by Kirk's actions in future chapters that he isn't xenophobic - far from it. How could he be, if he loves Spock as is willing to risk everything for him?

Asymptote by tahariel Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 21]
Summary:

Prompt from jade_dragoness on st_xi_kink: Prompt: K/S. So, this idea kind of hit me out of nowhere. Pretty much following the tradition of aliens-made-them-do-it [only kind of inverted], in which Kirk and Spock end up at a planet where they are not allowed to touch each other [due to religious issues, politeness protocol, whatever].

 

Anticipation was not an emotion Spock had intended to allow himself to feel; yet, it made itself known despite him, and that it was never satisfied made it harder to suppress, each time the Captain walked past or stood near and conscientiously avoided even the brush of their sleeves.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5932 Read Count: 14366
[Report This] Published: 07/02/2009 Updated: 07/02/2009
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 01/05/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Asymptote 1/1

This was great! Usually, I shy from the idea of a one-shot when dealing with two characters that are not easily thrown together without good plausibility (which is exactly the challange the reboot storyline poses for anyone daring to depict Kirk/Spock). I'm glad I gave this story a chance. I loved it. Well written, good characterizations, and it didn't test my ability to suspend disbelief. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing!

Coming Home by Amanda Warrington Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 110]
Summary: Set a few months into their first mission, the Enterprise is ordered to pick up a Vulcan Healer and transport him to the new colony.  Once there they are scheduled to remain and assist with the early stages of setting up the colony.  Kirk's liaison is his 'old friend' Ambassador Spock, now known as Elder Sepak, who takes the opportunity to help Kirk and Spock become better acquainted.
This story was written between May and July 2009 following the release of the reboot Star Trek movie.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chekov, Chris Pike, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Erotica, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Kirk
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 126159 Read Count: 357946
[Report This] Published: 08/14/2009 Updated: 04/25/2012
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 04/22/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

How have I not read this story before? I’m always looking for new K/S stories to read. It’s rare that I find a good one, since I read most of them already. Then I found this and had to do a double take. I’m glad I stumbled across it. It’s great. It’s got everything I could hope for. Good writing, great characterization, and a long and steady progression.


 


And that’s just chapter one! Now I’m off to read the rest.


 


Just a small fact check though. Vulcans are cooler than humans, not warmer. It’s a pretty common mistake I read in slash stories, so it’s not a big deal. But the canon does specify that Vulcans are cooler (91F to be exact).



Author's Response:

First, thank you for your lovely feedback!  I was curious where you got that canon information, as there was a long debate about this in the kirkspock community on Livejournal and in the end, no-one could provide evidence one way or another.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the story as much as the first chapter!

Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 04/22/2010 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

McCoy was so cute being all cranky and jealous about Jim spending more time Spock than him. I love that you did it so subtly, where he dropped a couple hints but it wasn’t apparent until Kirk put it together later.


 


On the Vulcan temperature thing, I admit that I have doubts. It seems strange to me that so many people would think Vulcans had higher a body temp. without concrete proof. I believed it too, actually, since it was in so many stories. I read a story where the author said they were cooler, but before I commented on it I did some research. I found nothing supporting that Vulcans were warmer, but I did find a few solid references to their specific body temperature being cooler. It’s canon reference material, so I took it as fact that they’re cooler against the total lack of evidence that they’re warmer. Still, I question why it would be such a mistaken fact if it were true, you know?


 


Anyway, here are a couple links that state Vulcan temperature and some other neat facts:


 


http://www.examiner.com/x-11230-Star-Trek-Examiner~y2009m9d8-Star-Trek-101-Why-does-Spock-have-green-blood


 


http://www.members.shaw.ca/selek/VULCAN_PHYSIOLOGY.htm


 

One Wing by pepperlandgirl Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 21]
Summary: Kirk and Spock are on a strange planet with no weapons, no communicators, and no clue what the hell is happening. They have no way of knowing that Spock Prime's life depends on their choices.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: ST:TNG, ST:TOS Original Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn, Explicit violence
Series: In a Future Age
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55027 Read Count: 138335
[Report This] Published: 09/17/2009 Updated: 09/17/2009
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 03/22/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really like it so far. Just a small suggestion, don't use contractions or anything resembling slang for Spock's dialogue. He wouldn't say "You're sure, Captain?" Instead, he would say either "Are you sure, Captain?" or "You are sure, Captain?" And even when he's repeating words and phrases used by the captain, he wouldn't say them naturally. So if he says he's not being "weird or secretive" then he would say it with some sort of indication that he's repeating Jim's words. i.e. "Nobody is, as you say, being weird or secretive."

Sorry, I really like it so far, but Spock's character was just really out of character and it was all because of his dialogue. Onward with the story! ^_^

Summary:

Jimmy finds an alien in his barn.  Finder's keepers. [Modern AU]


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8415 Read Count: 17433
[Report This] Published: 10/22/2009 Updated: 10/30/2009
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 03/14/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

OMG! This is awesome. Please tell me you plan on updating. Don't let this fantastic story be some cruel tease. Spock and Jim are too freaking adorable in this. I can't wait for more.

The Edge by Little Muse Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 104]
Summary: He knew the calm before a storm when he saw it. And one had been brewing for weeks now. Another pon farr fic.
Categories: Works in Progress, Fiction
Characters: Chapel, Chekov, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Erotica, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Infidelity
Series: None
Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 64013 Read Count: 137818
[Report This] Published: 11/11/2009 Updated: 06/06/2013
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 01/05/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Part I

This was amazing. At first, I was a little disappointed not to see how Jim and Spock became involved. It is certainly a story I would love to read considering how well I know you would write it. But you made their relationship so seemless. I didn't have to suspend disbelief or roll my eyes at their unexplained intimacy. Instead, it was expected and heartfelt. You are an amazing writer. I hope to see more of your work.

Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 04/25/2010 Title: Chapter 25: Part XXV

0_o

Must have more... cliffhangers make me cry. This is really good. I'm on the edge of my seat.

Summary:

"Spock.  Just say 'I don't trust Starfleet not to mess up the only captain in the fleet who I can train up to my expectations and enjoys running into danger wearing a blindfold as much as I do'."


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chris Pike, McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Reboot Duo
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33369 Read Count: 13791
[Report This] Published: 11/25/2009 Updated: 11/25/2009
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 01/07/2010 Title: Chapter 1: You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While)

I can’t even begin to say how freaking awesome this story is! I’m in awe. The first couple jumps in time had me confused at first, but once I caught on, I was so intrigued by each event happening that I didn’t know which I wanted to read more of. I think what I liked best was the characterization of both Spock and Kirk. It wasn’t just another Pon Farr story, it was a character study with a slow building progression. You nailed Spock and Kirk’s characters perfectly. In other fictions I’ve read, usually only one of the characters is accurate. Authors throw in a few choice words like “illogical” and “fascinating” and think that Spock will suddenly seem believable no matter what else they have him say or do. I was further impressed with the fact that you kept Spock in character even under the duress of Pon Farr. Even the most stoic and emotionally stifled versions of Spock have fallen apart into mushy, expressive Spock’s that repeatedly whisper “T’hyla.” Your characterization of Kirk is the best I’ve read anywhere. Maybe it was his dialogue, or perhaps that you didn’t try to insert emotions he never had in the movie… it was great.


 


I am afraid that I am ruined for other fanfictions. This fanfiction will be the standard by which I set all others, and they will undoubtedly fall short. The plot was engaging and the progression of their friendship was exactly what I was hoping to find. And all that progression led to one of the most sexually tense/charged moments... the tension is always half the fun. I’m depressed that I’ve finished reading it. Thank you for sharing!



Author's Response:

This feedback was amazing.  Thank you very, very much!

Summary:

COMPLETE!  AU - Kirk has moved into an apartment and wants to get to know his neighbors. He meets his neighbor Spock, a loner who suffers from extreme agoraphobia. Kirk thinks he's a beautiful enigma.  This is my second attempt at an AU, although I hope to incorporate a lot of elements from canon into it.  Written for the Star Trek XI Kink Meme prompt found here.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Chekov, Gaila, McCoy, Scott, Stonn, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe, ST:XI Abrams Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 117512 Read Count: 643449
[Report This] Published: 03/11/2010 Updated: 06/30/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 04/20/2010 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

I’m absolutely loving this story so far. I love how it’s an alternate universe, but still deals with Starfleet… there’s still that potential for Jim as captain and Spock as first officer, even if it’s a highly unlikely scenario and probably not one you intend to explore.


 


I’m still on chapter 9, but I wanted to review before I finished because it’s such a good story. There is a small error involving Vulcan physiology. Vulcans are cooler than humans, not warmer. Vulcans average 91F for body temperature. I know most slash fanfiction gets this fact mixed up, so it’s no big deal.



Author's Response:

I'm curious - where did you find your information on Vulcan body temperatures?  I've been using the Introduction to Vulcan Physiology, which states: "The epidermis of Vulcans, unlike that of many other humanoids, is a twin-featured moisture-proof barrier to prevent dehydration. Vulcans lack sweat glands as an evolutionary development to conserve moisture in an extremely hot, arid climate. Excess heat is drawn away by the blood to be exhaled or stored and radiated from the skin when external temperatures are lower. This is why Vulcans have a very warm breath and their skin is almost hot to the touch under most conditions."

Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/21/2010 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22

Wow, okay, this is a long reply. First, I finished reading what’s posted of the story so far. I love it. It’s amazing. I’m nitpicky about my stories, and probably miss out on some good fics as a result. I don’t like having Jim top and Spock bottom. It’s one of those things where even if the story is good, I’ll lose interest or have to skip over the smut. I don’t know for certain how you’re going to define them that way (Jim’s fantasies suggest he wants to top, but when Spock was getting confident it seemed like he might have it in him to push Jim down instead). Whatever the case may be, I don’t care. I’ll keep reading no matter what. The story is just that damn good.


 


In response to the body temperature thing, I can definitely see Vulcans having enough control over their bodily functions to release stored up heat when necessary. I’m not sure about the warm breath or skin being hot to the touch. I know on a basic biological level that as a means of adapting to desert climates, Vulcans would have a lower body temp (I’m not an expert, so I could be wrong).


 


The exact body temperature of 91F comes from here:


 


http://www.examiner.com/x-11230-Star-Trek-Examiner~y2009m9d8-Star-Trek-101-Why-does-Spock-have-green-blood


 


And also here:


 


http://www.members.shaw.ca/selek/VULCAN_PHYSIOLOGY.htm


 


I’m curious about this particular aspect of Vulcan physiology since I was initially under the impression that they were warmer. I read one fanfic that said otherwise, but before I commented on it as an error, I did some research. I found nothing supporting that Vulcans were warmer, and a few references to their being cooler. Thus far, the excerpt you gave is the closest I’ve read to anything stating Vulcans are warmer, but it doesn’t give an exact number, so I’d be wary of assuming anything. It might be implying that Vulcans can radiate heat at will, but would maintain a cooler core temperature under normal Vulcan conditions? In any case, I’m going to have to stick with the fact of Vulcan’s being at 91F.



Author's Response:

These are so interesting - thank you for the links!  It makes me wish there were some sort of official canon regarding Vulcan physiology, because now I see that different sources report different data.  Back on the kink meme there was a long discussion about how Vulcans would actually have higher body temperatures in order to adapt to their climate, because if their core body temperature was cooler than a human's, they would overheat even more than Vulcans do or they'd need to use more energy to regulate their temperature or... honestly, I suck at science, so I can't remember the exact reasoning, I just remember totally buying into it.  I'll go through my kink meme links to see if I bookmarked it.  Anyway, ever since then I've latched on to the idea of Vulcans being warmer than humans.  I may have to bring this up on Livejournal to see what people think.  Thank you so much for showing me these!

Interspecies Relations by JSS Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Jim meets an alien creature with tentacles. The tentacle creature becomes amorous and Spock tries to help.

Written for a bestiality prompt at the st_xi_kink_meme.

Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Erotica
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1505 Read Count: 8347
[Report This] Published: 03/28/2010 Updated: 03/28/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 04/25/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved this. Total unrepetant crack fic! So hot. Great job.

Summary:

Trapped on an alien planet, in an ice age thousands of years before the Federation even exists, Spock finds himself falling apart.  Back on the ship, Kirk fears his relationship with his first officer might never be the same.  (Reboot!verse remix of the TOS episode "All Our Yesterdays")


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Dubious consent
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7957 Read Count: 9279
[Report This] Published: 04/27/2010 Updated: 04/27/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/02/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Greatness galore! This story was great. Every aspect of it. The writing, the characterization, the plot and pacing. I loved it all. My absolute favorite kind of Spock is a possessive one, and it’s so rare that anyone manages to include this quality while keeping him in character. Your story circumvented that problem like it was nothing. I love the idea of Spock tuning into a pre-Surak Vulcan and going all violent and possessive on Kirk (it’s quite original). This story was beyond satisfying to read. You’re an amazing writer. I was also immensely pleased that you got the Vulcan vs Human body temperature thing right. It’s a small thing really, but I get tired of reading things like “Spock’s hotter than human hands” when Vulcans have a lower body temperature. I’m glad to know there are writers like you who know their stuff.



Author's Response:

Wow, thank you so much! *bounces happily*  Seriously, this comment has made my entire week.  I'm thrilled you enjoyed the fic (I had so much fun tweaking the crack that is "All Our Yesterdays" and trying to render it into something resembling a 'serious' fic. ^_^).  Thank you for reading, and for the wonderfully kind feedback!

Both of You by JSS Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Spock Prime, Jim and Spock have sex in a Vulcan learning-bowl-thingy. Pretty much a PWP with a little bit of fluffish stuff at the end.

Written for this prompt at the old st_xi_kink meme:
"SpockPrime/Kirk/Spock
Threesome, sandwiched!Kirk, PonFarr, gentle and rough, drugged!Kirk, double penetration. Maybe doing it in that Vulcan-learning-bowl-thing."

Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash, Kirk/Spock!Prime Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Erotica, First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2638 Read Count: 9236
[Report This] Published: 05/12/2010 Updated: 05/12/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 05/12/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

0_o

There's no way I can properly express how friggin' awesome I think this fic is. It fills two of my favorites kinks. I love Spock Prime/Kirk, and I love a threesome between them that puts Kirk in the middle. There's only a handful of fics out there that have this dynamic. This is by far the best. If I ever need a good piece of smex to make a bad day better, this will be the story I turn to. Thank you for sharing.

Guilt of the Innocent by kiragirl17 Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 70]
Summary:

After reading a few prompts about Spock leaving Kirk after a 'misunderstanding,' I decided to try my hand in it.

After being wrongly accused, Jim's life is thrown off course. He returns to Iowa to drink away not only his guilt but also the memory of a situation that he had no control over. When the painful truth is revealed, can the Enterprise get her Captain back before it's too late? Or is he lost to them forever?

8/24/2013 Updating all Chapters


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Kirk
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Abuse, Rape
Series: Guilty of Proven Innocent
Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 230459 Read Count: 105882
[Report This] Published: 05/16/2010 Updated: 05/24/2015
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed
Date: 06/05/2010 Title: Guilt of the Innocent

I like it so far. You need a beta. There are quite a few grammar errors and the dialogue is really stiff. Try using contractions. People don’t say, “I am here to help.” It’s more natural to say, “I’m here to help.” Unless a person is Vulcan, but you had Pike and Kirk talking like robots. Anyway, I look forward to more.

Trial Run by Elise Madrid Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary: Unless he can pass all their tests, Spock will be refused entry into Starfleet. Failing one, he accepts the help of a young cadet Kirk.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20890 Read Count: 7426
[Report This] Published: 06/15/2010 Updated: 06/15/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/16/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow, this story is amazing. Your characterization of Spock was flawless. There are so many stories that think throwing in a few big words and not using contractions will make Spock’s dialogue sound in character, but it never manages to sound right, or it ends up sounding like Spock doesn’t speak English well. Anyway, you have a great ear for dialogue, especially Vulcan. The whole thing was equal parts sweet, sexy, and angsty. Kudos on harnessing sheer awesomeness into words!


 


On a small nitpicky note, Spock’s body temperature is lower than Kirk’s (lots of fics get this fact mixed up, especially slash fics). Vulcans average 91F for body temperature. But it’s a tiny error that has no impact on how awesome this story is.



Author's Response: Thanks for the wonderful comments. After all these years, it's hard *not* to "hear" Spock when I write him (which sounds slightly odd, I think *g*,) but it's nice to hear that I'm "hearing" him right. As far as his body temperature, I'd never heard anything one way or the other, so I googled it. There it was, in the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual (which I actually own!) But reading further, it also says that Vulcan never developed separate "racial" types, which of course we now know is wrong. So that could be why writers tend to ignore the book. But It would interesting to hear how and why they came up with that idea. But since Spock's only half, I suppose his temperature could be all over the place. ;-)

Summary:

Orchestra AU. At the age of 19, Kirk and his new friend McCoy, head to San Francisco to enroll at the city's prestigious Music Academy. During the auditions, Kirk falls for Spock, but Uhura's being territorial.

This story began life as a commentfic on Livejournal.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Chekov, Chris Pike, Gaila, McCoy, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 25383 Read Count: 14958
[Report This] Published: 06/23/2010 Updated: 08/30/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 06/25/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

OMG! So good! I know there are a few music AU out there, but was never that interested in them. I’m so glad I didn’t pass this fic by. It’s so good. A small note, Vulcans are cooler than Humans, not warmer (tons of fics get this mixed up, so it’s not a big deal). I’m on to the next chapter.



Author's Response:

Glad you're enjoying it!  I've read that Vulcans are cooler - I just love the idea of all that heat!  Maybe I should write a separate fic in which I use that as a trope.  :-)  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Lead Me Home by Fenix21 Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Spock Prime will not risk Jim leading a life of loneliness in this altered universe.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4247 Read Count: 6785
[Report This] Published: 07/06/2010 Updated: 07/06/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/07/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved it. I’m so glad to have a little more Spock Prime out there. It was really well written. I like how you jumped right in at a familiar point, and moved ahead in time without spending page upon page summarizing Jim’s new captaincy and how he’s settled. In. Instead of telling readers, you showed them, which is always the best way to do it.


There was a typo that threw me, just ‘cause it’s a prominent name. Nerada, should be Narada. Oh, and if you weren’t aware, Vulcans are cooler than humans (canon places them at 91F). It’s a common mix up. I’m just nitpicking. You barely even referenced temperature at all, just something about Spock Prime’s warmth, which doesn’t even mean you were suggesting he had a higher temperature.  


Anyway, you packed a lot into a one-shot, but it worked really well. The emotion was all there. A very wonderful piece, I only wish there were more. I look forward to reading anything else you have written.



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your thoughts.  I'm my own proof reader, so you know how that can go.  I actually didn't realize Vulcans had a cooler body temperature.  There are quite a few stories out there that make use of Spock's body temperature actually being higher than humans.  Serves me right for not doing my own research, huh?  :)  People must assume that since Vulcan is hotter than Earth, so are the lifeforms that populate it.  However, if you think about reptiles on Earth, they're cold blooded and where do they live?  The desert.   Anyway, thanks again!

Whispering Words by Kerchan Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 32]
Summary:

AU: "Jim Kirk." Ayel stated, amazed that in his hands he was holding the baby form of a legend. "James T. Kirk." Nero breathed after him.

For this prompt at the st_xi_kink meme: Inspired by another prompt, Nero captures Winona's shuttle and raises Kirk as his own. At 22, Kirk is sent to Starfleet Academy as a spy. Because Nero knows that Jim is suppose to have an epic friendship with Spock, Kirk is tasked with pretending to be Spock's friend and then betraying him to Nero. But he grows attached to Spock and Bones and his Academy friends and along the way he finds out the truth about his parents, or his history with Spock from another universe from Spock Prime, or both. So, conflicting loyalties? Falling in love with a Vulcan he was brought up to hate? And then maybe Spock finds out Kirk was suppose to be a traitor and is heartbroken?


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Chris Pike, McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Character Study, Erotica, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 102887 Read Count: 28963
[Report This] Published: 07/16/2010 Updated: 02/08/2011
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/17/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This story is made of win. I love the writing style. It draws me right in. I've always had a longing for more fics like this. There are a couple out there, but the basically summarize the prompt in a couple paragraphs and don't actually show what life was like for Jim on the Narada. It's an absolutely awesome start. And I'm so glad you specified the positions. My preferences are really set, and I hate it when I’m reading a great fic and Spock turns out to be a bottom and I have to skip the smut or stop reading altogether. So, yay for top!Spock and bottom!Kirk. And I never thought Ayel would be a character I wanted to huggle, but he’s ridiculously sweet in this fic. He’s not out of character sweet, it’s more like, even bad guys have families and can love type of sweet. I can’t wait for more!

Summary:

In response to the Prompt:  Starfleet needs these two tribes to call a truce on a 500 year devastating war but can't get them to agree except only to one thing: Jim Kirk. The two sides would fuck and cum into Jim and consider it as conquering the other tribe into submission.

And since you ask, yes, I am ashamed of myself.

 


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2379 Read Count: 4561
[Report This] Published: 08/25/2010 Updated: 08/25/2010
Reviewer: DB2020 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/26/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I have to share your shame. This was great. I want to beg for more, but I feel that the ending was too well crafted to tamper with. My imagination is running wild with the possibilities of what happens next, just the way I like it.

It's a great PWP. Remorseless for its lack of plot, and well written.