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Reviewer: Geriatricfool Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/10/2014 3:27 AM Title: Chapter 10

Overwhelmed. Your rewriting of TMP was masterful. Many jobs around the house have gone undone the last few days. I really don't know what to say that can express my admiration for your work. At some point I think you used the expression of an over large hand finding a comfortable glove. That's how your wonderful ending was for me. Thank you. 

Author's Response:

That is more than lovely of you.  I'm walking on cloud 9.  I am, however, very sorry about the household jobs.  If it helps, I never do any at all and I am quite sure your squalor doesn't compare with mine.  Thank you again for making my day, truly.

Reviewer: lisbei Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 08/08/2013 5:22 PM Title: Chapter 10

Yay for happy endings!

I spent all day yesterday reading both these stories and I needed to dwell on them a bit - I love the reason you gave for Gol (canon never explained this to my satisfaction), and I was so glad Spock never completed the kolinahr.

You've really nailed their characters - and I loved every chapter.


Author's Response:

You are very kind and lovely, thank you.  I think myself canon is often unkind to Spock in pursuit of a good story line.  I may have taken up a serious amount of your time recently, so I hope you've been having a lovely weekend.

Reviewer: PaintedBird Signed [Report This]
Date: 02/07/2013 3:36 PM Title: Chapter 10

Dear Jane, I have again read your lovely words twice, once to get to the conclusion of this lovely story and again to put it in perspective.  I love this story.  My favorite type of story, I believe, is about relationships because what made ST special to me from the beginning were the relationships.  You do relationship fic beautifully.  In a previous response, you questioned my statement that I would read your fic twice so I'll tell you now that when I have sufficient uninterrupted time I intend to read both stories from beginning to end again because I find them that satisfying.  I will continue to do the happy dance any time I see your name on future posts because I am truly a fan of your writing.  And thanks for the happy ending.  Life doesn't always give us happy endings so I love when it happens in what I read.

Author's Response:

Not sure I ever had a fan before - thank you for being a constant source of friendly comment and kind reviews; I know I took you places you didn't always want to go but I am very glad I gave you what you wanted in the end.  Good luck with your own writing and thank you so much, again, for everything.

Reviewer: Mairin Signed [Report This]
Date: 02/07/2013 9:23 AM Title: Chapter 10

Brilliantly, beautifully, intelligently crafted.  That's all that needs to be said really.  I hope I get to read more of your work in future. 

Author's Response:

It is certainly all that needs to be said - it's more than could possibly have been warranted and truly appreciated.  You in particular have been so kind throughout this series and I do hope I've conveyed how much that has meant to me.  Look after yourself down under.

Reviewer: VCVZ Signed [Report This]
Date: 02/07/2013 6:54 AM Title: Chapter 10

That was beautiful. 

They figured it out in the end. Not everything and not perfectly, but they figured it out.

I'll never really know with Gol. It has so many negative and positive connotations it makes my head spin.

Spock's exchange with T'Pau left me feeling speechless! He got it. He knows thyself

May you have an unlimited supply of Guava Juice, Live Long and Prosper, and obviously...

Thanks for the story! :)

Author's Response:

So glad you enjoyed it and that I made up for chapter 9!  Thank you again for being so kind.

Reviewer: Aname Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 02/07/2013 3:43 AM Title: Chapter 10

Bitter sweet to see this story come to a close.

When Spock suggested Kirk re-engage in competitive chess and I found it surprisingly touching, I realized that the tease/counter tease relationships among K, S, Mc function not only to keep them on familiar and balanced terms, by alternately bringing one another down to size, they also allow them to demonstrate affection, understanding of, and respect for one another. I always learn something about these characters from reading your stories.

"...the chain of command which had bound them and separated them had been tested--shaped and beaten and worked under fire into its own unique shape--but never quite broken..." ...One of the best sentences I've read in a Trek story, fan fic. or other; stiking imagery...and "Spock called it balance"....

'Conventional happy endings' may not be on the table for these two, but as this chapter in their story closes it's heartening to think they may yet lay claim to some unconventional happiness.

All my thanks, appreciation, and gratitude.


Author's Response:

Aname, you've been more than an inspiration and you have written more than reviews.  You and I know how much of all of this is yours not mine and I will miss hearing from you.  Wishing you your own balance, always - Jane

Reviewer: louiseb Signed [Report This]
Date: 02/06/2013 10:17 PM Title: Chapter 10

Ah, it's finished. And I'm torn between a huge appreciation of a wonderful tale so satisfyingly concluded...


And then, as though wanting to be clear, as though Kirk had finally earned the accolade of trust with words, he added “No uncertainty at this point as to the method by which I will be re-joining the ship should present any obstacle to measures you may be considering adopting in relation to the re-stocking of certain items on the ship’s inventory of beverages.”

(trust with words, just perfect)

...and a deep dismay that you've gone and bloody finished it! So now what are we supposed to look forward to?

Great resolution of the cliffhanger we were all squealing about, lovely banter and interplay with McCoy, nice that Saredin and Kirk became friends and, best of all, my favourite starship captain gets to sail off into the sunset on a sea of guava juice and Spockiness. About time.... Until the next time you get your hands on these two. (She says hopefully and in full realisation that you may be due a rest and some laurel crushing).


Author's Response:

It's less that I'm resting and more that I'm doing all the work I should have been doing when I was writing Common Knowledge.  But thank you - truly - for all the wonderful reviews and support; always difficult to convey how much this means but you know because you write yourself.  I think you should write the next one.  Take care and be well.  PS  Perversely so nice to have the word "bloody" in a review, definitely a first, it's so quintessentially British; no one else could written it.

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