Penname: Ragdoll [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 05/14/2009
Membership status: Member
Bio:

Fandom is to me, as the waking world is to others.  I love to dip my toes into it occasionally, and adore the many wonderful people in our small corner of the internet... :-) Thanks to anyone reading or writing or commenting and may we all go merrily on our way and enjoy ourselves thoroughly on the journey!   Cheers!


To keep up with the modern writing age, I'm posting my work slowly to AO3 as well under Keshka/Ragdoll, so:


https://archiveofourown.org/users/Keshka


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Reviews by Ragdoll
Deep Elem Blues by Greywolf the Wanderer Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

After twelve years as a captive of slavers, Jim Kirk finds the man he thought had died to protect him, all those years ago.  Spock is alive -- and suddenly, everything looks different.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn
Series: Songs of the Dirhja
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13393 Read Count: 11768
[Report This] Published: 05/29/2009 Updated: 05/29/2009
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 05/31/2009 Title: Chapter 1: none

Oh wow, you're posting this triology on here?  One of the deepest, most sensitive, and most heart-breaking/warming portrayals of K/S in existence.  Two men who love each other to the exclusion of all else.  Fantastic.



Author's Response:

Thanks!  I am indeed honoured...  (puts his paws in his sleeve and bows)

A Beautiful(ly Illogical) Mind by waldorph Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 39]
Summary: Jim never takes up Pike's dare to do better.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Chapel, Chekov, Chris Pike, Gaila, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash, Polyamorous
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Character Study, First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 43143 Read Count: 107440
[Report This] Published: 10/04/2009 Updated: 10/05/2009
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 01/05/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Not sure if I ever left a review on this before, but having just read it again I wanted to say that I adored it... :-) I must have read the beginning bit, with Jim making his scientific debut (all unknowing) to Spock, like, a million times.. This is one of those stories I come back to again and again.  Some really awesome story mechanics (as well as science/math that's genuine enough to make my head spin), and your writing is, as always, excellent.  Thanks for this!

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: 643349
[Report This] Published: 03/11/2010 Updated: 06/30/2010
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 01/05/2011 Title: Chapter 35: Chapter 35

I can't recall if I ever did review this... I'm terrible at leaving them, and my new year's resolution is to change that, lol.  So let me just say that, like so many others in this fandom, I cannot get over this story.  It speaks on so many different levels.  Pace, characterization, dialogue... all done with masterful skill and story-telling grace.  Truly a work of art, and one I come back to again, and again, and again... :-)

Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 91]
Summary:

When Spock left Starfleet after the encounter with Nero, Jim thought he'd lost his chance at their supposedly destined friendship. Upon returning to Earth after the Enterprise's first five-year mission, he discovers that Spock lost far more. Jim's willing to fight for the bright future they were promised, but the one thing standing in its way is Spock himself.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 138981 Read Count: 133358
[Report This] Published: 04/02/2010 Updated: 04/22/2010
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 01/05/2011 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24

Did I ever tell you how much I loved this story?  If not, let me do so now; if so, let me say it again, since it's worth saying.  In getting to the end of this novel (for, like, the fifth time), I'm always struck by how much I don't want it to be over.  You have a powerful writing style, and some truly unique ways of taking my two favorite characters and putting them together in what seems, to me, an inevitable and natural progression of their relationship.  This story has long been one of my favorites, and there are many little details (not just the penguin, lol!) that stay with me long after a repeat reading... well done with this, I love it to bits!

Textual Attraction by Lala Zee Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

Valentine’s Day does not bring up pleasant memories for Cadet Kirk. But the serendipitous switch-up of his cell phone with a particular Vulcan professor’s will make his day far more interesting – and romantic. Perhaps some new memories can be made!


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chapel, McCoy
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15921 Read Count: 7742
[Report This] Published: 07/24/2010 Updated: 07/25/2010
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 01/06/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Not only do I love, love, love Academy fics, but this one was short, sweet, and lovely beyond words.  GREAT characterization and fabulous work blending the K/S parts with Kirk's overall experiences on his own.  Made the story that much richer and more delicious.  Also, this was rec'd to me by Amanda Warrington - just thought you should know, as I absolutely love it when someone tells me they came by my work from a rec.  Cheers!

A Habitual Affection by plaidshirtjimkirk Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Living in 1930s New York with the Vulcan you're secretly in love with is no simple thing. But Jim never liked anything simple. And then, the big snowstorm hit...

Written for K/S Advent 2015


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Edith Keeler
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time, Fluff
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7959 Read Count: 4490
[Report This] Published: 12/13/2015 Updated: 12/13/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 1: A Habitual Affection

This was beautiful.  Like so many TOS fans, this was one of my absolutely favorite, classic episodes.. :-) And I adore reading fic which breathes even more life into the the time Spock and Kirk spent in the past.  You did a fantastic job of that here - you laid the groundwork wonderfully, the atmosphere was spot on!  The scene with Edith in the beginning was a little heart-wrenching (I've always had a soft spot for Edith, the tragedy of her story..), although I actually would have expected her to extend the holiday dinner invitation to Spock as well, given her kind-hearted nature!  Of course, Jim naturally would have had to decline anyway, I'm sure.. ;-)

The Vulcan hand-kink is another well-loved favorite of mine, and you did it so well.  I find sometimes that it becomes almost too sexualized (I'm guilty of writing that myself in one or two fics), but what I really love about it is the intimacy, the trust and senuality implied.  You handled that scene so well.  Kirk and Spock were just so in-character throughout - this was a pleasure to read!  Thanks for sharing!


Also, I do believe I recognize your name from KisCon this October... :-) Do correct me if I'm wrong!  But if not, it was lovely to meet you there.  I only wish that KisCon puzzle had gotten done in time... haha.

 



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for reading!! <333 I'm so glad that you liked it!! =D

I'm soooo with you on the hand kink. It's a trope I never tire of. There's just something so sexy about Vulcan hand sensitivity... I suppose it's because of how an every day thing can become so important when stimulated. Or maybe it's how Spock tries to keep his stoicim while his fingers are being kissed? The jury's out on that one. ehehe

And yes, that was meeeee! It was a pleasure meeting you there! Hope to see you at a future con! :3 Next time, we gotta work extra hard to finish that puzzle. lol

Traditions Worth Keeping by doubleplusawesome Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

The backstory behind what *actually* happened between Jim Kirk and Helen Noel at that fateful Science Department Christmas party... and what came after. Heavy references to Dagger of the Mind and later Amok Time.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy, Scott, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Pon Farr
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10537 Read Count: 1354
[Report This] Published: 12/15/2015 Updated: 12/15/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I am of two minds about this story!  I quite love your interpretation of Dagger of the Mind, the 'unwritten' scene pre-dating it, and of course what followed.. :-) Helen Noel really rubbed me the wrong way, and at least part of it is because I work in a field related to hers, so to see the distress she was causing in that first scene, as well-intention as it seemed, was a bit disheartening.  I didn't blame Jim for his temper in dealing with her; I was right behind him, lol.  On the other hand, she was a confident, well-spoken character, and I can't really fault her for her awareness, or her role in bringing our dear duo together! 

I certainly loved your Jim and Spock; while I write Reboot exclusively, my first love was always TOS, because there is just something so wonderful and gentle and loving about Jim and Spock, even if they're intepreted as just friends, and of course definitely if they're seen as more! ;-) And both Jim and Spock were fantastically in-character, and their emotional turmoil was so well-written, it drew me right in!  This was a lovely holiday fic with a touch of angst and happy endings all around.  I adored it.  Thank you for sharing!



Author's Response:

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful comment! <333 Thank you so much for reading, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Helen definitely pushed the envelope a little in this story, and I hope no one interprets this as an endorsement for interrogating a patient in this manner, lol! I think the Romulan Ale got the best of them both that night. ;) 

Thank you again for reading and for the wonderful review! <3

Breaking Tradition by Raven Knight Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Newlyweds James T. Kirk and Spock spend their Holiday shore leave alone together in a remote cabin once belonging to Jim's grandparents.  They learn more about each other and Jim introduces his new husband to the Winter Holiday traditions - even if he doesn't quite understand why he take part in them himself.  An unexpected event occurs that disrupts the couple's newlywed bliss.  Luckily, one of them has experience with taking charge of a situation. 


 


Written for the K/S Advent 2015.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship, Fluff
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16316 Read Count: 1841
[Report This] Published: 12/18/2015 Updated: 12/18/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Breaking Tradition

Now that I've been able to sleep off the busy-ness of the holiday season and finish up with my own Advent, I'm so happy to be able to go back and take in some of the works that have been posted this year!  This story was lovely and heart-warming and put me right in the mood for more holidays shenanigans!  I really enjoyed how wonderful and domestic these two were, and how Spock was totally open to helping Jim find joy in his traditions, even if they weren't Spock's traditions.  Also, pet names, gah, somehow pet names from Jim to Spock just make me all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside.  And the end line about making snow bipeds just - I cackled out loud at that one, lol.  Thank you for a wonderful, feel-good story that was perfectly fitting for this time of year.  It was awesome!

Also, I think I recognize your name from the October KisCon... :-) Or at least I think I do (so sorry if I'm wrong, lol!). Actually, there seem to be a few of us in this Advent, which is fantastic!  It was lovely to meet other fans in person and to take part in something so amazing - I hope we can all meet again in future to share in more of our K/S joy!  Happy holidays to you!



Author's Response:

OMG! Ragdoll! Yes, you did indeed recognize me! (I'm so sorry I haven't responded for months to you - and to so many other reviews. I have no excuse for it. But I still ask forgiveness.) I haven't caught up with all of the fics I have on a To-Read List yet, and they go back to the Advent too. I'm so behind on everything that it's nearing an embarrassing level.

I'm so glad you really liked this one. I had fun writing this one. Didn't expect to enjoy working on this domestic and fluffy and married Spirk fic as much as I did. They were domestic, weren't they? It's a new weakness of mine - right up there with petnames. I so agree with you on that! Pet names (especially from Kirk to Spock) just make me melt into a sappy, squeeing puddle of feels.

I hope we can meet again in person too. I loved so much about KiSCon! Sharing the K/S joy was indeed something so exciting to do with everyone - there really is nothing much like being able to gather and squee it out like at KiSCon. Hope you are going to the next one! ~ RK

Never Alone by Echomur Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

KS Advent 2015.  During a shore leave over Christmas on Earth, Jim finds himself in an empty house.  Spock finds out and won't let that stand.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Fluff
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1824 Read Count: 3097
[Report This] Published: 12/20/2015 Updated: 12/20/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A lovely little ficlet about holidays and lonliness and how the sight of a loved one can make it all so much better.. :-)

Summary:

After Jim comes back from the dead, Spock stops talking to him. Lonely and in love with his unattainable first officer, Jim seeks the other Spock on New Vulcan. Desperate for his own Jim, Spock is more than willing to reciprocate and a happy, if unexpected, affair begins. But when the younger Spock finds out what his Captain has been up to, Jim will have to choose between the two versions of his beloved Vulcan.

But no Spock is meant to be without a Kirk—and Jim will do what it takes to make sure the Old Man isn't alone, even if he has to navigate the unpredictable landscape of the Nexus himself.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy, Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash, Kirk/Spock!Prime Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Erotica, Established Relationship, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Please Come Home
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29120 Read Count: 4399
[Report This] Published: 12/21/2015 Updated: 12/21/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

AnnaKnitsSpock!  At first I was confused because, like so many of us, you and I both use different pseuds for different mediums - your KS Livejournal post gave me the first clue, haha.  Although it wasn't until I looked at your profile that I put it all together.  Anyway, it was lovely to meet you at KisCon, I hope the holidays are treating you well, and I hope one day we can both enjoy another Con like the one in October!  I had a blast!

Sorry it's taken me a little while to review this - this season felt insanely busy working on my own advent fic combined with the normal shenanigans that happen this time of year!  But now that's all done I've been able to go back and enjoy some of the fantastic works that have been posted, and yours is one of them! :-) I, like you, share a love of gentle Spock Prime, seeing his years of experience, his wisdom and devotion to Jim coloring all that he does, and that shone through right away in your story.  Also, this line: "I think in many ways we are each a replacement for something the other desires" - I think that is very key to this whole fic, because it's clear to me there is love coming from all sides in this triangle (square? quadrilateral?!), but this line defines most clearly the motives of each involved.  There is a clear end-game, and everyone is aware of what it is, but of course Spock Prime would be the one to say it out loud. :-) I love his fearlessness, and his strength.  I always have.

Also, young-jealous-possessive Spock.  Is hot beyond words.  It's pretty hilarious how in the second part this tendency of his is something that's easily acknowledged as both unnecessary, sometimes cute, and sometimes irritating.  Exactly as jealously should be seen, hahaha.  And then Kirk Prime.  The feels!!  The whole story had a natural flow and shape to it, well-structured and enriched by dynamic characters who were multi-dimensional, and of course how could I not love the journey which ended in happiness for everyone involved?  Their jaunt into the Nexus was otherworldly, almost hazy and confusing at times, but I think that's the nature of dealing with an entity like the Nexus.  It almost reminds me of the Inception feel of the dream within a dream/within a dream. It was perfectly fitting (and almost leaves one constantly questioning reality, OMG!).  You're a natural, talented writer, and the whole thing was lovely, and I enjoyed it immensely.  Thank you for sharing! (And sorry for the long, rambling review. ^^;;)



Author's Response:

Ragdoll! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to respond! I had SO much fun hanging out with you at KisCon and I too hope we get a chance to do it again! 

Please don't apologize for a long, rambling review! I love know what specific things people liked, and your words mean SO MUCH to me, since you know I revere your writing. I'm so, so glad you're writing in the fandom again! I have to catch up on everyone's stories, too—I can't wait to read yours!  

 

Thank you a million, billion times for letting me know you enjoyed this story. You are awesome!

Breaking the Ice by 1lostone Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Written for K/S Advent 2015-

Kirk and Spock find themselves on an ice planet. If you know your tropes I bet you can guess what happens next....


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Scott, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time, Fluff, Humor, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3615 Read Count: 3553
[Report This] Published: 12/22/2015 Updated: 12/22/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ahahahaha!  This was beautiful and perfect!  Of course Spock would be devious and find a sneaky, Spock-like way of getting what he wanted... and of course Jim would be adoring and cheerful and find it all utterly charming!  I really enjoy your writing style, too - really puts me in mind of the crew ensemble, very in-character, and also any story that can thread humor and romance and some lovely story-telling together will get my vote any day.. :-) Lovely; thank you for sharing!

The Grinch by tprillahfiction Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Spock finds Christmas celebrations and decorations aboard the Enterprise to be illogical and distasteful. He decides to take it upon himself to remove any trace of Christmas, that is until Jim sets a Grinch trap.

Written for K/S Advent 2015


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Spock
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3149 Read Count: 893
[Report This] Published: 12/24/2015 Updated: 12/24/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is crack of the highest order, and is of course all the more hilarious for it... ;-) You had many a fic posted for the Advent this year, and I enjoy how light-hearted and fun they were.  I myself never seem able to write something without angst in it (even my post to the Advent has angst by the bucketfull - and it's a Christmas story, arg!!), so I can certainly appreciate authors that do!  Thanks for sharing all your work with us. :-)



Author's Response:

Aw, thank you so much! I'm very happy that you enjoyed my K/S Advent offerings!  Angst in Advent stories is great so don't feel bad about writing it!  I love reading angst even during the holidays.  Sometimes I'm afraid to write angsty or serious fic as it never seems to work out for me in an advent fic.  

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I really appreciate it!

Sing We Joyous All Together by CatalenaMara Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Co-Author:  Danielle Stewart

While the Enterprise is being repaired, Kirk takes Spock to Riverside, Iowa.  A visit to a tree-lighting ceremony brings out memories of their pasts.  Kirk works through painful recollections and Spock shares memories of Amanda relating the Hanukah story and lighting the candles.

K/S Advent Calendar 2015


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6204 Read Count: 2482
[Report This] Published: 12/25/2015 Updated: 12/25/2015
Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
Date: 12/27/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was beautiful - I don't think there's a better word to describe it.  You used every word to such lovely effect, and it was amazing to see how Spock and Kirk created amongst themselves a pocket of warmth and love and light amidst the intrusive presence of unwelcome attention and unwelcome memories.  I think that between the two of them they managed to create some new, lasting memories, to hold against the chill of less happy times... :-) As I believe all loved ones help us do.  The whole thing was intense and slow and wonderful.  Thank you muchly for sharing!  Happy holidays!