Date: 12/27/2015 8:43 PM Title: Breaking Tradition
The story made me melt and made me jealous! Everyone should have such a tender, loving and care taking relationship - it made me ache! I don't have it w/my spouse and I admit, I don't do it either - but oh my, isn't this just what we yearn for to be loved that much?! It's definelty what I think fanfic is for, you have the right idea and you write it so well!
Hope you had a happy holiday!
Thank you!! I hope your holidays were lovely, peaceful and joyous. (I apologize for this ridiculous delay in replying! I have no excuse.) I am glad this made you melt a little - it was intended to give readers this warm and fuzzy/happy feeling. I think everyone yearns for a relationship where there is respect that translates into a genuine desire to take care of one's partner - and that applies to both people involved. We don't always find it in our own lives, but even sometimes just reading that others have it - even if in a fictional setting - I think gives us a sense of happiness that there is hope that someone could experience that which we crave. Otherwise, I think we become bitter in life. Thank you for your review! I am so happy you enjoyed this story! ~ RK
Date: 12/27/2015 5:04 AM Title: Breaking Tradition
Now that I've been able to sleep off the busy-ness of the holiday season and finish up with my own Advent, I'm so happy to be able to go back and take in some of the works that have been posted this year! This story was lovely and heart-warming and put me right in the mood for more holidays shenanigans! I really enjoyed how wonderful and domestic these two were, and how Spock was totally open to helping Jim find joy in his traditions, even if they weren't Spock's traditions. Also, pet names, gah, somehow pet names from Jim to Spock just make me all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside. And the end line about making snow bipeds just - I cackled out loud at that one, lol. Thank you for a wonderful, feel-good story that was perfectly fitting for this time of year. It was awesome!
Also, I think I recognize your name from the October KisCon... :-) Or at least I think I do (so sorry if I'm wrong, lol!). Actually, there seem to be a few of us in this Advent, which is fantastic! It was lovely to meet other fans in person and to take part in something so amazing - I hope we can all meet again in future to share in more of our K/S joy! Happy holidays to you!
OMG! Ragdoll! Yes, you did indeed recognize me! (I'm so sorry I haven't responded for months to you - and to so many other reviews. I have no excuse for it. But I still ask forgiveness.) I haven't caught up with all of the fics I have on a To-Read List yet, and they go back to the Advent too. I'm so behind on everything that it's nearing an embarrassing level.
I'm so glad you really liked this one. I had fun writing this one. Didn't expect to enjoy working on this domestic and fluffy and married Spirk fic as much as I did. They were domestic, weren't they? It's a new weakness of mine - right up there with petnames. I so agree with you on that! Pet names (especially from Kirk to Spock) just make me melt into a sappy, squeeing puddle of feels.
I hope we can meet again in person too. I loved so much about KiSCon! Sharing the K/S joy was indeed something so exciting to do with everyone - there really is nothing much like being able to gather and squee it out like at KiSCon. Hope you are going to the next one! ~ RK
Date: 12/23/2015 6:01 AM Title: Breaking Tradition
This was wonderful and I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for sharing!
Thank YOU for reading it and for leaving your thoughts on it! Happy you enjoyed it. Apologies for the inexcusably late response. ~ RK
Date: 12/22/2015 6:10 PM Title: Breaking Tradition
Delightful, warm and as another reviewer pointed out, very realistic as to the dynamism of their relationship
. A thoroughly pleasurable read for these times of the year and for any other time as well. As a person living with open fires in her house, I'd have some doubts if burning a freshly cut pinetree is such a good idea. But it's a nice plot device.
Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed their dynamic. Burning freshly cut trees is not usually a good idea. I have burned wet/freshly cut wood outside, and it sizzles and hisses and pops like crazy...but Spock was super cold, and Jim couldn't stand seeing Spock so miserable anymore. Even if it meant having a potentially dangerous and loud fire to get his husband comfortable again. Thank you for your kind review. I have no excuse for the lateness of replying to this. I am sorry. ~ RK
Date: 12/19/2015 10:40 AM Title: Breaking Tradition
That was first and foremost a delightful tale with such a well captured sense of two people to please each other and the awkwardness that can bring Even in the most loving of relationships. That came through so well.
There are a couple of sentences that not flow perfectly in the whole piece but i susect based on my own experience that it is where you have rewritten them and an odd word has remained. Other wise this is unbelievably well written and a complete pleasure to read grammatically and for flow.
I love the idea of Jim lighting the fire with the tree to give its demise purpose, delightful plot device.
Oh, thank you! Yes, I wanted to show that even with their compatability and love for each other, there still existed some nervousness and insecurity to them both regarding their relationship. Would he be able to please his husband? Were they enough for each other? They clearly do love each other, but there are always subtle doubts in any relationship, even one as "perfect" as Kirk and Spock. Thank you for the critque, too. Sometimes things sound great in my head, but I can't quite get it down right. Thank you for the compliments as well. Jim giving the tree a different purpose was one of the first things I thought of when outlining this story. Glad you loved that moment. Thanks again for reading and reviewing. ~ RK