Reviewer: Ragdoll Signed
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!