Date: 06/19/2011 3:34 AM Title: Chapter 1
What a find this story is! I hope the author is still 'around' this site and will 'gift' us readers with more works such as this. I can easily imagine the script writers opening the ST 2009 sequel just as Isolda opens this story. The author is so true to the characters of the new timeline, thoughtful in their conception and of the circumstances which bring them together - very well done! Many thanks!
Date: 05/09/2011 2:04 PM Title: Chapter 7
First of all, congratulations you've decided to accept your story. Despite doubts, you dare to go all the way.
When you specify "There are good things" do not you laughing!
It was beautiful and tempting, I licked my fingers.
Date: 06/03/2010 5:58 AM Title: Chapter 7
I really enjoyed all the transitions Spock went through with this. I felt bad for Uhura even though we all know she's strong enough to get through just about anything, and I like how Kirk had to be led to the relationship, just a little bit.
Date: 10/23/2009 8:54 AM Title: Chapter 7
You misused crescendo--took me out of the story for a moment. (It's a syn. for waxing, not for peak.) That said, what a sexy love scene! Mm mm mm, honey, you sure know how to lay one on. Put that down and slap me upside the head. Whew, child, I hope you'll write one again some time. Excuse me while I go fan myself.
Date: 10/23/2009 8:33 AM Title: Chapter 1
McCoy had no strong opinions on same-gender relationships; although they served no evolutionary purpose that he could determine, they existed and he accepted them. Evolution was not always progress, after all.
Tsk tsk tsk, Isolda. Evolutionary biologists do have some pretty good theories as to the utility of male and female homosexuality in humans. The most popular theory (for males) deals with enhancing the reproductive success of female siblings. Google it sometime.
Evolution = mean change in allele frequency over time. No need to douse it in value judgments. Human concept of progress != adaptation to environmental niche, anyway.
PS-I love sea slugs (nudibranchs)--since they're hermaphrodites, every pairing is same sex. Hee hee!
The POV was McCoy's and I think it is quite in character for him. I don't actually have much doubt about the utility of same sex relationships. The fun can't all be about reproduction!
Date: 09/02/2009 8:17 PM Title: Chapter 7
Wow, it is almost impossible to believe that this was your first story. The writing is very good and the dialogue, often the most dificult part, is excellent. I am so throughly impressed and grateful to you for posting this story. I loved the pacing and the fact that you did not go "over the top" with instant declarations of undying love and devotion. To me, this is much more realistic althought I wish the bond was not accidental as it is quite a big commitment undertaken without Jim's consent and makes me worry that Jim might resent it in the future if it were not "his idea". Hope that you can provide us with a sequel that will dispell my fears very soon.
Thanks so much for your constructive feedback! I may take your suggestion and do a sequel, but it might be a while. Oddly enough, I find dialogue easier to write than plain old narrative.
Date: 09/01/2009 10:07 PM Title: Chapter 1
I had such a rotten 3 weeks with cluster migrains and couldn't work as I had been in hosptial. Your story has kept me going, as I looked forward to each chapter and felt so happy when I saw you had posted a new one, that I didn't think about the headaches. Thank you. Jules x
Sorry you had such a terrible time of it! Migraines are really debilitating. Hope you feel better and thanks for your kind feedback!