Date: 04/20/2020 3:44 PM Title: Distant War
Being in virus lockdown in my house has given me the opportunity to catch up on reading many things I’ve missed over the years. Your Colony War series is one. It’s very well written, and I’m enjoying immensely the unfolding of Kirk and Spock’s characters in the midst of the AU universe and events you’ve created. The attention to technical detail is on par with professional sci-fi, the plots are layered and interesting, all while also supporting the characters’ growth. Original characters are multidimensional also. All in all, I’ve spent a wonderful 4 days immersed in your universe. I dearly hope we will see more..
Date: 02/03/2018 2:57 AM Title: Distant War
Fantastic!!! Another great chapter. Particularly liked Spock's message to Kirkand so glad Spock finally got a message from Kirk. Loved Spock's reaction when her got the message from Kirk--like he can't quite believe it's finally happened.
AND Spock's bundling the robe up and using it as a pillow, is the best of all. "He breathed deeply through it, immersed himself fearlessly in the memory of Kirk there before him, sun in his hair from behind him. The scent filled in the memory, made it whole: Kirk glancing down, lips smiling at the corners to match his eyes. Eyes coming up again. Human. Emotions outward. Boldly sexual. The Kirk he’d avoided for weeks." Wow!!!
Date: 01/27/2018 5:02 PM Title: Distant War
The plots (or plots) are great and you have my sincere admiration for keeping such detailed stories and keeping them going. I'm on the 2nd book of the the ring series since I missed reading it in school - and I have so much respect of anyone who can keep so much in their heads and put it on the page!
Anyhow, but even more than the plot, is the internal and private lives of these guys and their love affair. I know I'm imposing my romantic ideal (and the even more fantastic one of thyla) - but I'm worried about Spock's agony, how their both handling things and if they're going to be ok. In the normal nonambigous happy ending definition of ok :)
Date: 12/01/2017 3:26 AM Title: Distant War
Once again you've surprised the heck out of me!! Didn't expect Carrom to find out Spock had been with the Militants and certainly didn't expect his reaction. I hope you're going to fill in his backstory. Why is he so anxious to be assigned to Earth; why such a severe reaction to the Militants? This is another example of the great job you do in creating OCs that we care about.
Would love to know what gave Spock away and am looking forward to Chanel's reaction to Carrom's message to her!!! I'm sure she is going ballistic.
I really enjoyed Spock's interaction with Carrom's family--before the reveal--especially with Lareqa. Clearly she related to Spock, which must be unusual. Hope to see more of her too.
Date: 11/16/2017 2:41 AM Title: Distant War
Thank you for the update!!!!! It was a wonderful surprise. Very interesting chapter; I liked the interactions between Kirk and his troops. Got the feeling that they aren't used to being consulted. Their reaction to Kirk's saying he was wrong was "fascinating": "that strange easy going tone, like they were old friends and would forgive a lot". Looking forward to seeing how Kirk gets them out of this situation--I'll bet it'll be inventive. :)
I hope you get poor Spock off the hook soon.
Date: 09/12/2017 1:50 AM Title: Distant War
Wonderful to have a new post!!!! I missed you.
I like Sarek's letting Spock know he understands his fear of losing James. This is one of the few times Sarek has come across as caring for Spock at all.
Interesting. I see Sarek's usual hardness as coming from a desire to see Spock raised properly strong enough to function in the world. To him, a Spock too in touch with his emotions is a Spock that is a slave to them. Add in a dose of reacting wrongly to his irrational fears of raising another Sybok and it's a bad recipe. So, while in person I wouldn't tend to give Sarek credit for having the right motivations, as an author I have to.
Date: 07/07/2017 2:30 AM Title: Distant War
ANOTHER marvelous chapter--I keep saying that. Thoroughly enjoyed each section. I've been thinking of Cadet Jaek as Cadet Jerk and now you've made him human. What a surprise to find that he really doesn't want to build ships. And his reaction when he finds out the price of his staying in the Academy is great. I'd been anticipating what Justin would do to Horton. Hope we get to find out what's in his file.
Looks like Chanel picked a perfect partner for Spock in the team project. I like Carrom and how he already appreciates Spock.
BUT the best section is the last one. Roflmao when I read P'losiwst's revenge plan. She said it was going to be monumental and it is!!!!! I'm kinda surprised--but pleased--that Spock is participating. Love the final exchange:
Spock said, "I will look through the systems I have access to."
Spock nodded. "I have no other mode."
Looking forward to updates on all of these. I hope you have a better internet soon. Miss your weekly updates. But thank you for continuing with this story.
Date: 06/06/2017 5:59 AM Title: Distant War
loved the scence w/McCoy - I'm a Spock girl, and I love K&S but I have soft spot for Bones and this shows why. He's good at what he does and he's a good guy.
Spock's message was one of the most honest pieces of writing I've read - both for the character and just in terms of a soul in turmoil. But also, for me, so romantic. That another person can do this to someone to .. I don't know ?open up ?explore feeling - I know it when I feel it? Kinda reminds me of "this simple feeling" scene.
And "That I miss physical contact with you to a point of experiencing the effects of a severe lack of food or water?" - who wouldn't want to be loved that way? or afraid of loving that way?
that's some heavy duty emotion that Kirk is getting
I like that Spock is so out of touch with his own experience that in finally opening up, he thinks he's just making a point to Kirk, less so expressing himself. It's that end-run around his pride that makes it possible to be honest. Thanks for commenting that it worked for you.
Date: 05/29/2017 2:48 AM Title: Distant War
Great chapter. Ive been looking forward to getting back to the Advanced Design class and this is wonderful. Loved how Chanel made it clear that Spock is NOT "a computer" and how valuable he is.
Will be interesting to see how she decides who gets in a group with Spock.
Spock has this last project in Advanced Ship Design. Glad at least one reader is ready for more of the topic!
Date: 05/18/2017 2:57 AM Title: Distant War
This whole series is amazing! With the history of hazing and the recent deaths that have been in the news I can't help but think that some expulsions were in order. I'm not sure I would trust my back to someone that could so cavalierly risk harm of a fellow being just to humiliate them. I can't wait to see what P'losiwst's revenge entails and I hope it's going to carry a wallup! Thanks for all of your hard work and for sharing it.
Yes, I saw those articles. In a future with transporters and amazing medicine I assume people engage in more risk taking behavior/ have reduced their perception of risk. Just like we no longer live in terror of encountering rusty metal because of tetanus shots.
Date: 05/18/2017 2:31 AM Title: Distant War
I love this series and check in frequently for updates. I'm looking forward to the K+S reunion but I'm enjoying the in between too. Pay backs are hell and coming😇. Thanks for sharing your talents!
Thanks! It will be a bit before the reunion. I've abandoned the concept of pacing, which is funny in that this is the first story in the series with something like an outline. Maybe that outline is making me overconfident....
Date: 05/16/2017 2:35 AM Title: Distant War
Great chapter!!! Vice Admiral Justin's comments about the senior cadets' responsibility for Spock's injury are great and LOVE the hand-to-hand combat exercises he's requiring. Not so taken with his characterizing Spock's psychic attack as "harrowing " and putting it in the same category as the phaser stunning. But I'm sure you'll settle that in your usual creative way.
I do have one question though: How can Justin be sure that the phaser turned in to Lt. Grange was THE phaser used in The Incident?
Spock's comments about McCoy are "fascinating". :)
Date: 05/09/2017 1:52 AM Title: Distant War
Great!!!! Loved how Y'Rishick has fooled everyone--particularly P'Losiwst and Spock :) You had me worried that he would pull P'Losiwst out of the Academy. I don't usually care about OCs but you made yours so real that I want to know what happens to them too. They're not just filler.
Waiting with bated breath to see how the perpetrators of "The Incident" are handled officially (or unofficially by Lt. Grange). I understand that hazing is supposed to have team building benefits, but surely phaser stunning someone, especially when you don't know or care about the effects, is not kosher.
As always, thx for the timely updates.
Y'Rishick scene was fun to write. He screwed himself over by not wanting to give into his daughter, so he ends up having to admit things to a Vulcan. Fortunately, Sarek understands too well where he's at.
Date: 04/29/2017 10:50 PM Title: Distant War
This chapter was less hard on the nerves, loving McCoy and kudos to Amanda and how you write her and how you write how others precieve her. I'm a little suprisied by Jim's, I was going to saying underwhelming, but I guess really non-reaction. I understand about "emotional strain" - sometimes you just know when you can't handle something, but Kirk and Spock? :(
Kirk is so determined to perform flawlessly that he can't attend to what's happening at a distance. Especially to Spock.
Date: 04/16/2017 11:02 PM Title: Distant War
I know my last review was a makeup for all the ones I missed, but when closing my tabs - this one needed it's own kudos! You keep writing the two of them together so well - I feel for them very much :)
No ordinary sex allowed. --Me apparently.