Date: 06/05/2011 8:54 PM Title: Chapter 1
When I started to read this, I thought it would be something along the lines of my favourite "The Yearning" by Lyrastar. It is not any copy, fortunately, you found your own originality, and your story is poignant and very moving.
I like it very, very much. Thank you.
I hadn't heard of that fic before, but on your recommendation I went and read it. You are right, it is good! (: But I thought that Spock would have a craving for physical contact, and I didn't want to make it necessarily a totally sexual thing. After all, before his first Pon Farr struck he was still letting Captain Kirk get close to him a lot of the time although he'd never admit that he liked it or initiate anything, etc. etc. for all the usual reasons.
Glad you liked it, and thanks for reviewing!
Date: 06/03/2011 8:08 PM Title: Chapter 1
Wonderful moving piece....It is a very well described one. Wanting Jim so much, but knowing that he cannot..so lonely he must feel..and the only way to make him feel better is to love himself...
I loved it...gonna read more of your work...and please right more..there are not enough original fics...
Wow, thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you liked it! And now I'm half-tempted to write a cave fic purely to confound you all... :P
Yes, everyone (every human, at any rate) needs physical contact from time to time purely to make themselves feel real. Spock would never ask for, initiate or admit that he needed such a thing (that's his Vulcan upbringing for you), so he [i]must[i/] feel the consequences... and I didn't think that craving the touch of another was something that had to be sexual either, which I was worried would put people off...
Anyway, my responses are getting longer than the actual reviews! >.< Again, thank you, and I'm glad you liked it!
Date: 06/03/2011 7:15 PM Title: Chapter 1
This was quite strange... but very, very good. It shows the discordant duality of Spock's human and vulcan halves, and the way that they both complement and torment each other. This was surprisingly moving as well... it's upsetting to think of Spock being so starved of touch, desperate for it, yet unable to ask for it due to his culture. He does indeed live in a strange, twilight world all of his own. Poor thing...
Sad, and beautiful... Thank you!
Yes, I was quite worried about how it would be received when I wrote it; I don't think it's anything that anyone would be expecting when they clicked on it (if that makes any sense). I am unfortunately familiar with that feeling of craving physical contact so much it's like a physical hunger, but being unable to ask for it (although in my case it's due to social awkwardness rather than any human urges vs. Vulcan propriety thing) and this is how I think Spock works too. After all, he never protests as much as a 'proper Vulcan' should at all those moments of physical contact... :P
Thank you for your review, and I'm glad you liked it!