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Reviewer: Aname Signed [Report This]
Date: 01/05/2013 3:22 AM Title: Chapter 4

Oh, this is really good. Can hardly believe you'll manage to get Spock and Stonn on the Bridge without needing Q. It's working. Love it. Can't wait to read the next chapter.

Glad to see Kirk realize he can't make the choice for Spock, to keep the Vulcan in the dark. It's also nice to see a cast of Vulcan characters--familiar, yet not entirely--and to see them again in the context of a joint mission--TOS was, after all, lean on species diversity. This will be an interesting bridge crew. Can't wait to see McCoy's response.

Thanks so much for keeping at this, Jane.

Author's Response:

Thanks immensely, Aname, it's always good to hear from you and I hope you know I appreciate the detailed feedback.  As you know, I regard this as something of a joint effort; thanks go to you just as much for keeping at it with me.  Lovely to have you back.

Reviewer: Mairin Signed [Report This]
Date: 12/29/2012 10:08 PM Title: Chapter 4

Don't feel bad that your writing has inspired me to read ancient philosophy after a long break; I tend to read eclectically and widely anyway as a matter of course and am right now reading a small book about the rise of communism in Russia because of a debate I had with a nephew during our usual family dynamic, deep and meaningfuls at christmas, where we put the world to rights, if only we were allowed to run it:) We are such a sensible, practical bunch in new zealand, we would be great world leaders!!!

Onto the story; as an adult rewatching TOS it occured to me that Shatner's kirk was pretty self aware for the most part and that he could be adaptable and lateral in his actions which is why he was such a good captian.  I think you capture that in this chapter, he adapts his decisions as the situation evolves while still maintaining his compassion (thinking Stonn for TeMala) but also even though his instict is to protect those he loves he will be very pragmatic, hence going for Spock. 

As usual surperb writing.

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for this and your other review.  I hope you had a lovely Christmas.  Going to New Zealand is a very old fantasy of mine and you have my vote for world leadership any time you want it.  You are so lovely to me; thank you again and happy new year!

Reviewer: sierra scarlet Signed [Report This]
Date: 12/27/2012 6:16 AM Title: Chapter 4

So, I haven't been on the site in a few days and got all confused when it said you were on Chapter 5. Looks like I missed an update >.< Sorry.


Anyways, you're bringing Stonn in and retrieving Spock from Gol o.O I'm very glad there's another chapter or I'd be freaking out right now. Thanks for giving T'Mala a moment on stage too, I rather like her.

Reviewer: Tydomin Signed [Report This]
Date: 12/23/2012 8:04 PM Title: Chapter 4

Ooooh, tough chapter full of tough decisions!  Enjoying it, of course.  I don't mean to attempt to influence you at all, esteemed author, but I hope Stonn turns out to be a decent chap rather than nasty, as what happened re: T'pring wasn't his fault and I'm sure he has a lot to put up with being her husband... It'd be a bit much making him a villain in his own right as well!  XD

All the characters were great in this, McCoy not descending into caricature was a great bonus, and Amanda and Sarek were cool.  Love this story!

Author's Response:

Hello esteemed reviewer, thanks so much for this, it was really kind and much appreciated, and always nice to hear from you.  I never comment either on other people's marriages or on yet-to-be-posted chapters, but as a matter of fact, I am not sure that you could necessarily argue that T'Pring's decision was nothing at all to do with Stonn - meaning her decision to leave Spock, as opposed to choosing Kirk as her champion.

Reviewer: VCVZ Signed [Report This]
Date: 12/23/2012 7:30 AM Title: Chapter 4

As if Spock would let Jim go out without him! Did he really think there would be another option? Really?
Go Amanda! Talk some sense into them!

Author's Response:

Hi, thank you so much for reviewing.  Hoping to post next chapter soon...

Reviewer: PaintedBird Signed [Report This]
Date: 12/23/2012 12:33 AM Title: Chapter 4

Another chapter just in time for Christmas!  Thank you, Jane!

The plot thickens and looks even more dire.  Yikes!  I really like that you are weaving characters from canon in with your own characters. and I am still thoroughly enjoying your story.  Not a bit crazy now...well, maybe I shouldn't say that.  I've been crazy for a good long time.  Merry Christmas and thanks for the gift.

Author's Response:

All the best people are at least slightly crazy.  Thank you for being so kind.  Have a wonderful Christmas and see you soon.

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