Penname: Pookie [Contact] Real name: Carshena
Member Since: 05/14/2015
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I'm a middle age Trekkie. I've been one since I was a child,when it was still considered nerdy and before it became popular!

I love the dynamics of Kirk/Spock and absolutely adore Fanfiction. And,God forbid, I'm a little partial to Abrams Universe!

I'm a bibliophile...so reading is fundamental to me! Accordingly, I offer my services as a Beta for any story! Even if I don't love the story, I have a need to see it properly edited! And no, I'm not an English teacher!
Beta-reader: Yes
[Report This]
Reviews by Pookie
Gemini Setting by Lyrastar Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

With the Romulans and the Klingons united againt him, must Jim must wonder who his friends are?


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12774 Read Count: 7179
[Report This] Published: 09/19/2005 Updated: 09/19/2005
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/02/2021 Title: Chapter 1: none

Now this was a great story! I loved it. I can totally see this as an episode!

That Which Survives by Anna Amuse Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

Beauty isn't always that which survives. A dark AU tale.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: Major character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7492 Read Count: 2979
[Report This] Published: 03/31/2009 Updated: 03/31/2009
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/31/2020 Title: Chapter 1: That Which Survives

Just....Wow!

The Circle Completed by Fenix21 Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Kirk wants to fill the empty space left by the death of his son David, and he wants to take this next step with his Vulcan partner.  Spock has the answer if Jim can wrap his brain around the idea.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: ST:TOS Original Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5993 Read Count: 4119
[Report This] Published: 06/24/2009 Updated: 06/24/2009
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 08/29/2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was a great more story! Beautiful!

Summary:

Kirk & Spock arrive in the transporter room de-aged to five years old. While crew members search for a solution, Kirk & Spock play together on the Enterprise.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chekov, McCoy, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17887 Read Count: 9665
[Report This] Published: 02/17/2011 Updated: 02/17/2011
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/10/2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was absolutely adorable!

Smooth Runs the Water by logicallyillogical Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 41]
Summary:

Sent to Nimbus III on an errand of doomed diplomacy, Sarek has a chance encounter with a Klingon, Councilor Gorkon. Before he can get very far in negotiations, however, Sarek is forced to return to Vulcan upon the unexpected death of his son by Khan's hands.

As he struggles to understand the moral implications of the Genesis Project, Gorkon decides to accompany Sarek and Amanda back to Vulcan for his own mysterious reasons -- even as the Klingon Empire prepares for war.

And then of course there is Curzon Dax -- a young man coming to Vulcan in the midst of an identity crisis. Paradoxically he is old enough to remember 150 years worth of one Vulcan family's history, and unlike Sarek and Amanda, he doesn't feel especially bound by Vulcan cultural taboos to keep his mouth shut.

During their strange time together, Gorkon's unexpected wisdom leads to some revelations concerning Sarek's relationship with Spock and his opinions of Spock's bondmate, and helps guide Sarek's actions as Sarek makes plans to visit Jim on Earth.

Tapestry series.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Amanda, Original Character(s), Sarek
Crossover Fandom: ST:DS9
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Character Study, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Tapestry
Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 88339 Read Count: 373364
[Report This] Published: 08/27/2011 Updated: 06/23/2021
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/30/2021 Title: Chapter 21: Persistence of Memory, Part 1

Love your attention to details. Please finish this, I'm invested now.

A Fine Pickle by Mary Kay Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

Kirk and Spock spend the Christmas holiday with Sarek and Amanda on Vulcan. Previously online to the Side by Side Advent Calendar.

And a very special thank you to Jean, my wonderful beta


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Erotica, Established Relationship, Humor, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk, Bottom Spock
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8109 Read Count: 12033
[Report This] Published: 11/28/2011 Updated: 11/28/2011
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/14/2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So sweet! I loved it!

Storm by Anna S Greener Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Kirk wakes up in Sick Bay eight days after having been attacked while on Shore Leave, however neither McCoy nor Spock will tell him the consequences of what was done to him.

Originally published in 2007 in the print fanzine Legacy # 4.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 49210 Read Count: 9566
[Report This] Published: 09/12/2013 Updated: 09/12/2013
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 11/20/2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow! This was a truly great story! Loved it!

Tournament by nicecuppacha Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 22]
Summary:

    James Tiberius Kirk, a lowly farmer who bitterly aspires for a better life out amongst the stars finds himself an unwilling participant in the legendary Tournament. The first of his kind to be allowed to compete he expects discrimination and upper-class bigotry. What he does not expect is to find himself inexplicably drawn to his champion: a certain traumatized, Vulcan half-breed.
   


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk, Bottom Spock, Hurt Kirk, Hurt Spock, Pon Farr, Slave fic
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: Abuse, Dubious consent, Explicit violence, Non-consensual sex, Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 29472 Read Count: 8094
[Report This] Published: 09/13/2013 Updated: 06/13/2018
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 06/09/2018 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

OMG! You're back! Glad to see it and glad to see your writing style is still too rate. Can't wait to finish reading!

Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 06/10/2018 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

Excellent, as always! Such a brilliant writer. Do you write anything else?

Author's Response:

Thank you! Sorry it took me so long to continue this story. I write original stuff but haven't written any other fanfics at present. Glad you're enjoying this still, thanks for sticking with it. 

What Remains by Miltonway Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 59]
Summary:

In answer to Eimeo’s challenge

‘Anyone ever seen the magnificent film "Truly, Madly, Deeply", starring Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman? I'd love to see an AU K/S fic based on that. Basically, Kirk's lover, Gary Mitchell, has recently - and unexpectedly - died and he's having a hard time getting past his grief. While Kirk hovers on the verge of despair, Gary comes back to haunt him benignly and, surreptitiously, to help him move on. Because Kirk has just met a mysterious man named Spock, who could be so much more to him if he can just let go of Gary's memory and face up to a future without him...’

 

I’d like to say a big thanks to my betas, Aldora 89 and Fagur Fiskar, for all their hard work, enthusiasm and encouragement.  Thanks too, to Eimeo for posting the challenge. Not beta read from chapter 33 onwards.

 

Disclaimers – Neither ST or TMD belong to me.  One belongs to Mr. Roddenbury, and the other to Anthony Minghella and BBC Films.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Chris Pike, Gaila, Gary Mitchell, McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe, AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Challenges: "Truly, Madly, T'hy'la"
Series: None
Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 123722 Read Count: 15441
[Report This] Published: 02/12/2015 Updated: 04/13/2020
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 10/22/2018 Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 33

OMG! I love this story. At first I thought it was moving way too slow, but at this point, I appreciate the time I tv took to get here. I love the dynamics of the characters..all familiar but different. I dread and look forward to the fall out that is sure to happen when Jim takes the Maru!

Author's Response:

Hi, Pookie,

Thank you for your lovely comment.  I’m thrilled that you love the story.  I love how you find the characters familiar yet different.  That’s kind of what I wanted to achieve.

I think you make an excellent point regarding pacing.  I suspect it is a little slow, and probably over the whole fic a good 40,000 words could have been gutted.  However, as a complete newbie to fanfiction, or indeed, any fiction, I wasn’t aware of stuff like structure, pacing, plot points etc.  I just started writing with no real clue as to what the hell I was doing.  It hasn’t helped that I’m a slow writer (been writing this since 2012), resulting in my having more than one beta (and now none), which has meant that issues like pacing haven’t been caught.  Definitely not the betas fault, I hasten to add. 

Since, I started writing this, I’ve learnt a lot more in theory about ‘how to write’ (pacing, plot etc.), but alas it’s now way too late for this fic.  I’m certainly not going to start again and re-write it, so it’ll have to stand as it is, a story written by a novice for enjoyment.  If I ever get better, then at least I’ll be able to measure my progress against this one.  But, if you and others are getting enjoyment out of reading it, then that's all that matters.

Ah, the Maru. Yes, Jim does have a self-destructive streak. We will find out soon. I only hope I can do the fall-out justice (especially with no beta to give it a once over). 

Thanks again for taking the time to read and review.  It's really helpful to receive feedback, and much appreciated.

~x

Episode Epilogues by WeirdLittleStories Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 42]
Summary:

This is a series of missing scenes that add to — or resolve — the events of the episodes. Many (but not all) of those missing scenes will involve a meeting between Kirk and Spock to talk over the events of the mission after the conclusion of the episode.

Each chapter is a stand-alone story, so you don't need to wait until all 79 chapters are finished to read them. :-)

Chapter 9: Epilogue for "Amok Time" -- Spock explains some important aspects of Vulcan culture to Kirk and has an enlightening conversation with T'Pau.

(See the Author's Notes at the end of the first chapter for the assumptions, plans, and goals that underlie this series.)


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 23189 Read Count: 163561
[Report This] Published: 06/17/2015 Updated: 06/22/2018
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/07/2018 Title: Chapter 8: Season 2, Episode 15 — "Journey to Babel"

My favorite. I'm glad you jumped ahead. Loving everything you do..especially all the background info!

Author's Response:

Thanks so much; I'm really happy that you enjoyed this chapter, and I greatly appreciate that you took the time to leave a review! 

I adore "Journey to Babel;" it really does have everything.  Leonard Nimoy is wonderful in it, and Mark Lenard plays a Vulcan MUCH better than most guest stars in subsequent series. I don't know if he's a better actor than the others, or if it's because he had Mr. Nimoy to pattern himself after, but his Sarek is very well done.

I have "Journey to Babel" on my phone -- not on a streaming service, but actually on the hard drive -- so I can watch it whenever I want. Because sometimes I need to see Spock being virtuously self-sacrificing and Kirk being valiantly helpful. :-)

 

Tip-toe through to my heart by Simirulz204 Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

He has never been in love. He did his duty to his family and somehow landed up with the title 'single dad'. It sneaks up on him and before he knows it, love has quietly tip-toed into his heart without him knowing it.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: T'Pring
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk, Bottom Spock
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 26321 Read Count: 5515
[Report This] Published: 06/05/2016 Updated: 07/03/2019
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 06/14/2018 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

Huh, interesting...indeed!

Author's Response:

thank you!

Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 06/14/2019 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So glad to see you back. I love this story. You are an amazing writer!

Under Strange Stars by Nyyrikki Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 82]
Summary:

Abramsverse-AU, answering to TPurr's challenge 'Deaf Kirk'.

This is the story of an abused Jim Kirk, born deaf, who becomes homeless at age 16, ends up on Vulcan after trying to make it on his own, is taken in by Sarek and Amanda, and eventually begins a relationship with Spock. 

It is dark, and rated adult for a reason (which is not 'lots of sexy times').


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Amanda, Chris Pike, Gary Mitchell, McCoy, Sarek, T'Pring
Crossover Fandom: ST:XI Abrams Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: Abuse, Chan or underage sexuality, Dubious consent, Explicit violence
Challenges: Deaf Kirk
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 44290 Read Count: 27562
[Report This] Published: 06/23/2016 Updated: 01/15/2018
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 02/05/2018 Title: Chapter 1: Day 71

Welcome back! I hope life hasn't been too chaotic! I have missed this story and was pleasantly surprised to see it on my updates.
I originally didn't think I would like the premise, I love it! The slow relationship growth between Spock and Jim is perfect. Please give me an ending this time!

Captain Of His Soul by pastmydancingdays Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 36]
Summary:

Embarking upon the Five-Year mission with the Starfleet flagship, and the best and the brightest aboard her, it seems that Jim Kirk has it all. With Spock and Bones beside him, his physical recovery complete, he feels ready to take on the universe. But when Command orders the Enterprise into a diplomatic mission involving an unstable, warring planet, somebody is bound to get hurt. Adept at hiding both his demons and his affections, Jim is ready to do whatever it takes to be the Captain Pike wanted him to be, whether that involves sacrificing his happiness, or even his life.

Peace is not a universal objective.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Kirk
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Explicit violence
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 149481 Read Count: 16874
[Report This] Published: 12/19/2016 Updated: 04/01/2018
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 06/26/2017 Title: Chapter 12: Searching For Sunshine

I'm loving this story!



Author's Response:

Ahh brilliant, thank you for letting me know!!

Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 08/29/2017 Title: Chapter 14: The Courage Of Stars

I'm absolutely loving this story...fluff and all!

Author's Response:

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate you telling me :D

Crash by 1lostone Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

 Kirk and Spock crash land on a planet to disastrous results.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2847 Read Count: 976
[Report This] Published: 06/14/2017 Updated: 06/14/2017
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 07/04/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love k/s angst but not usually the kind where one or both is actually hurt.  By I like this story.  I did a great job with it kept me angsty and actually give the boys a possibility of a happy ending!  Great job!

Frustrated Affections by HeronS Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

After a particularly trying alien ritual, a very frustrated and aroused starship captain decides to teach his inappropriately amused Vulcan lover a lesson.

About love, sex, irritation, control, non-verbal communications, and how the two lovers solve the riddle of Vulcans being able to mate out of season. (I have TOS in mind, but there is no reason why it can't be read as AOS.)


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Erotica, Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Spock
Universe: Abrams Universe, ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2476 Read Count: 2188
[Report This] Published: 06/25/2017 Updated: 07/02/2017
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 07/03/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Frustrated Affections

Loved it.  I like how you dealt with the fact that Spock is mating out of season...a perfect fix.  And for some reason, I see this as TOS also.  I think kirk in the reboot is a bit more submissive.  Great story....great job!



Author's Response:

Some day I hope to return to slash and tell the story about how they figured out how you use the bond to kick-start Vulcan sex drives. :) But there are Soo many WIPs on my hard drive (gen so they'll appear in my account on ao3, not here) to get through first... :)

Love Is A Murder Weapon by Catchclaw Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

When Kirk asks Spock to seduce McCoy, it's in everybody's best interest for Spock to succeed. If only McCoy saw it that way.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Amanda, Carol Marcus, Chapel, Chris Pike, Gary Mitchell, McCoy, Sarek, Stonn
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Slash, Polyamorous
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Established Relationship, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk, Bottom Spock
Universe: Abrams Universe, Mirror Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 41332 Read Count: 2595
[Report This] Published: 08/13/2017 Updated: 05/31/2018
Reviewer: Pookie Signed
Date: 09/09/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'm kinda feeling this. I haven't been a big fan of the mirrorverse, but I'm liking your take on it. I'm not a big fan of McCoy being in on Spock and the captain, but your angle intrigues me...and the sex is Damon hawt without being too Perry! I look forward to reading more! Excellent work so far!

Author's Response:

Thank you! Cheers for giving this a chance even though it's not your usual thing.

Invisible by CarminaVulcana Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 77]
Summary:

Spock is held captive in a Cardassian facility and tortured for information. The only way he bears it is with the knowledge that at least Jim is safe. Unknown to him, they are forcing Jim to watch everything they do to his first officer.

This is going to be a multi-chapter fic. And it will be dealing with very dark themes. Darker than Finding Spock. Please heed the warnings if you are easily triggered.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Kirk, Hurt Spock
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Explicit violence, Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 60301 Read Count: 16374
[Report This] Published: 08/25/2017 Updated: 06/19/2021
Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 10/16/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a dark, but interesting story. More please!