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Reviewer: Mairin Signed [Report This]
Date: 01/14/2013 8:49 AM Title: Chapter 6

I don't know how I missed this chapter; as usual, thoroughly well written.

As I was reading I was wondering what you do for a living since you have such a way with words and with the intricacies of interpersonal relationships and the internal musings that we all do on a daily basis.  I wondered because my job involves working with people and helping them work out how they think and feel and how to create positive change. Anyway just musing on that. 

Meanwhile back on the Enterprise, Spock's internal conflict and Kirk's response, at first quasi-accepting then fumingly angry resonated, you capture relational detail so finely. 

Hmm, I'm trying to say, using way too many superlatives, that this chapter was as usual wonderfully well written, moved the story forward, for me anyway, and gave me some insight into Spocks thinking; but I'm overtired and not making a lot of sense so.....


Author's Response:

Hello, how lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for being so kind about my writing.  I remember you talking about your job before; it sounds much more worthwhile than mine.  My job to an extent has the same objectives as yours, but at two removes from the people doing the real work.  On the other hand, like everyone else, I have my own interpersonal relationships and that's where you learn.  You always make sense, by the way.  Hope you're getting some sleep.

Reviewer: VCVZ Signed [Report This]
Date: 01/13/2013 6:16 PM Title: Chapter 6

I always liked Bones. Thank goodness he's making some headway.

They're all just so angry.

Author's Response:

Hm.  Not sure I've made it any better in the next chapter, but thank you so much for staying with me.

Reviewer: louiseb Signed [Report This]
Date: 01/13/2013 2:29 PM Title: Chapter 6

Well you did warn me... I've run out of chapters. Feeling bereft. This is one of my favourites so far. Spock's conflicted reaction to Stonn and his refusal to acknowledge what a huge mistake he's made trying to subsume his essential nature at Gol is just so well realised. And it's about time our captain got angry -- he's been remarkably sanguine so far and we know how Kirk uses controlled anger as an essential part of his armoury (along with pain on occasion). Perhaps it's time he followed McCoy's lead and stopped trying to be so reasonable. Sigh. Well the only upside to having read everything you've written so far is I have no more excuse to continue my own writing procrastination. I realise you have a big project on in January and a life too but I also know I join the rest of your thousands of readers in wishing you were able to post chapter 7 before too much more time passes.

Author's Response:

Well, if you've read any of the review traffic on these stories, you'll have worked out that I am horribly susceptible to flattery and it does have the desired effect - pathetic, I know.  I do know it's frustrating following a WIP and I'm grateful and appreciative to everyone who does; I aim to post a chapter a week but this week got derailed by being away for a few days for a family wedding.  Have gone back to chapter 7 now.  Good luck with your own writing, let's compare notes...  Thank you again, very very much.

Reviewer: sierra scarlet Signed [Report This]
Date: 01/11/2013 6:47 PM Title: Chapter 6

There is something wrong with the universe when Bones is the only one who gets what Spock needs and Jim's in the room. Or at least there is when this happens multiple times. I seriously want to lock Spock and Kirk in a room with the disease from naked time. Perhaps strapped down so they don't actually kill each other. Idiots! Will you not try to communicate?

Well, here's to hope that something changes for the better.

Author's Response:

Thank you for sticking with it when it's clearly frustrating.  I am discovering that this sort of frustration is much easier to bear when one is inflicting it instead of suffering it.  I'm getting on with chapter 7, I know the pace is slower than the last story but I'm aiming for regular if not rapid fire.  Thank you again for bothering to leave feedback; it makes such a difference and it's always lovely to hear from you.

Reviewer: Aname Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 01/10/2013 4:35 AM Title: Chapter 6

Another wonderful chapter. Thanks millions, Jane D. Liked the irony of it all coming back round to the rebuffed handshake, and the different sort of irony in that very notion itself; all this because of a handshake that wasn't?

You previously gave us a great Kirk-Spock spat, and now a more meaningful than the usual Spock-McCoy spat. 

You have your characters ponder really wonderful questions, demonstrating an almost unmatched ability to get inside their heads. Having read the chess invitation/expected refusal 'scene,' I've decided you give Kirk more depth, make him a more complicated man, than Roddenberry or anyone else ever did. Quite honestly, I like your Kirk better than any other.

Thanks for the kind remarks. Always a pleasure...


Author's Response:

This was particularly kind because, in a universe of Spock fans, I come to FF from a Kirk perspective, as I think you know, and I think he has to have signficicant dimension to have the hold he does over Spock and because ST is simply less interesting otherwise.  So if all I've done is convert you, I can put down my pen (keyboard) now with a sense of accomplishment.  I appreciate your reviews so much except for the terror that the spell is about to break with every next chapter...  

Reviewer: PaintedBird Signed [Report This]
Date: 01/06/2013 4:39 PM Title: Chapter 6

I could just shake Spock...and Kirk...and Stonn.  I like that McCoy is doing some advocating for my favorite Vulcan, even if Spock is not at his most lovable right now.  I always thought even in the TV series that there was much more affection between them than they would ever admit.  I am really hoping to see Spock de-Golized at some point.  He iw wonderful without that facade, but I guess everyone has to find their own way to peace.  Thanks, Jane, for another wonderful chapter.  I am still crazy but I am still reading.

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for reviewing and for keeping reading, even if it's inspiring you towards violence.  Give me time and I'll get there - not in the next few days, I'm afraid, as I'm going away for a bit, but I'll get to it.  Take care.

Reviewer: Tydomin Signed [Report This]
Date: 01/05/2013 9:55 PM Title: Chapter 6

Aaaaargh!!!  I feel like I'm knocking my head against a brick wall with Spock!!!  Grrr...  Great chapter, I particularly love how you're writing McCoy and I also loved the line about how Kirk's personal logs talked back... brilliant stuff! :)

Author's Response:

You always manage to pick out a particular line and make me feel entirely wonderful for having written it; thank you so much - thanks also for the feedback on McCoy; hugely appreciated.  Don't knock your head against a brick wall... we like you the way you are.

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