Date: 01/17/2017 1:13 AM Title: Chapter 1
Awesome, I loved that you made sure to draw attention to Spock correcting himself from 'I love you' to 'I can love you.' I always thought that was a very important distinction, not necessarily that Spock does love Leila (even though I do think he had quite strong feelings for her) but that he can now freely express feeling.
It made me laugh to think of Spock and Kirk making full use of the ship while they were alone up there, even though I don't think they were together until TMP. (I just personally don't see either Spock or Kirk being the type to be in a relationship and then also act upon 'the rare sidecar infatuation' as you put it. XD)
Date: 07/15/2015 9:12 AM Title: Chapter 1
I forgot about the correction I can love you. But why couldn't he before was it because he was Vuclan? No we know that vulcans love you can see that clearly In Sarek and Amanda's relationship. I think that there is only one conclusion and Spock's speech at the end of the episode is the slashiest ever.
However I disagree with relationship my own view is that Spock was admiring Jim from affair and that the purgatory was that he could not take a step further.
On the other hand Nimoy's take was that he couldn't love her though he may have wanted to (MSMfOS recording
Then fast forward to JtoB and we have Amanda'a comment about name pronunciation and then later the issue about sharing names with the Romulan commander. If I am not mistaken were these not DF episodes. Name pronunciation implies connection.
Date: 04/26/2014 4:58 PM Title: Chapter 1
Don't know if you read these or if you're even around anymore but I just have one thing I'd like to say. (Apart from great analysis. But that's a given, all of yours are).
While this episode was part of season 1 it does "in universe" take place about two weeks after Amok Time, so Spock has already gone through Pon Farr. At least it has to do so if the assigned stardate is going to make any sense.
And thanks for all of these wonederful analysises.
Date: 10/03/2011 8:17 AM Title: Chapter 1
Wow, I really liked your thoughts about this episode...how we've always wondered about the little things that bothered us. Jim being jealous...and angry later..not being a good recipient for the spores because he was angry...why would the spores want to live with him...and then the moments happens ..when he has calmed and boom he gets it ...very slashy episode in my view..
Thanks for reading, and for your comment.
It actually is one of the slashier episodes. Never mind that there is a girl. The girl is only there as a crisis device.