Reviewer: Plutobaby494 Signed
Chapter 3: Chapter 3
This is very intresting. You did a fantastic job at mixing Star Trek characters into Jane Austen's world. I'm very curious to know who your going to cast the rest of the characters. And bravo at capturing the archaic english writing style, its not an easy feat. I can't help but notice that you mixed some of the conversations up (like the fact that the conversation that was supposed to happen at the meet&greet ball in P&P didn't happen unitl the second time they got together in your story) adding quirks to Jim's character that Elizabeth didn't have and the same goes for Spock and Mr. Darcy. You'v also went into a lot of backstory, creatively mixing both fandoms once again. Quick question, though. In your story, is two men dating acceptable in Vulcan society?
Please continue, I'd really like to see how far you take this. Oh, and just fyi. There were a couple times in this last chapter, where you you used Mr. Darcy where you were supposed to use Mr. Spock. I'm not sure if that was intentional but just in case you didn't know.
It's an AU, so I should warn upfront that I'm not following what happens in either the novel or the two movies exactly. I hope a few things turn out to be surprise twists! So, if you try to conceptualize the characters as exact copies of the iconic ones, you'll be disappointed; for me, the joy in recreating the work is taking it in different directions. The farther the plot extends, the farther away from the original we're bound to get, espeically the ending, which doesn't have enough of a modern Star Trek sensibility to inspire me to copy it. I hope you're intrigued enough to continue reading along. And I picture their societies as quite merged, just that the Vulcans are more upperclass and most humnas tend to be lowerclass. And yes, gender roles are completley mixed up, because in this story, while many things matter for social standing, gender just isn't one of those things. Why? Because I just love playing in a world with more gender equality than the present one.