Penname: sethnakht [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 07/08/2009
Membership status: Administrator
Bio:

sethnakht's interests include: the relationship between the 'two cultures' of literature and science; questions of representation; egyptology; Mozart; German literature and reading lovely K/S fiction.


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Carnival by jesmihr Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

Kirk gets his fortune read - and lives to regret it. This story was published previously in Kindle My Heart 2.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11044 Read Count: 9687
[Report This] Published: 03/30/2008 Updated: 03/30/2008
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 07/31/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Carnival - Chapter One

This is a marvelous story. I was consistently delighted by its sly lightness.  More than that: Here, every sentence has its place - take away one, and the story would be less for it, would suffer in pacing and color. The laundry-bag fortunetelling in ABAB rhymed iambic verse is a stroke of GENIUS. I shall be reading this story many times in the future.

O Captain, My Captain by Black Rapture Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 32]
Summary:

His friend, his brother, his lover. Their story is only logical.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Humor, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25233 Read Count: 38761
[Report This] Published: 06/22/2009 Updated: 08/16/2009
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 07/08/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Our Fearful Trip is Done

This excellent story is the reason that i have created a penname for myself, if only to let you know how pleasing it is to read such a well-thought out piece. Your Spock is a masterpiece. He represents a wonderful conflict: while on the one hand he is an alien being who speaks with a distinct and foreign syntax and is proud of it, he is, on the other, unsure of his footing on the Enterprise and still seeking acceptance, love. Rarely, perhaps never have i seen this conflict so well portrayed on the syntatic and logical level of a story. Spock's language sways between the deductive and something else, almost nameless, probably emotion, that nevertheless borders on rebellion. Best of all, however, is the ironic tone in which his third person is handled - for this reader it was quite hard not to repeatedly burst into delighted laughter!



Author's Response:

I cannot express how grateful I am for your flattering review! I am really glad you are enjoying the story and hope you continue to do so!

Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 07/21/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Our Fearful Trip is Done

Thank you, thank you for these lovely chapters! I continue to be delighted by your light touch and brilliant humor, and find the integration of TOS and reboot timeless seamless.

Learning Home by sundara Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

(Full-length story after the intro set-up in Passages)

 

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

                                  T. S. Eliot

 


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 26498 Read Count: 12513
[Report This] Published: 06/23/2009 Updated: 06/23/2009
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 09/09/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Things just don't get any better than this. I believe my wish-list is now fulfilled. Beneath the surface, this story is driven by a poetics of love - that is, the representation of love is so near to being love that they are not to be distinguished. The underlying deep structure of a journey, a harrowing trial during which the lovers are separated until the end - well, it reminds me of Mozarts Magic Flute of course, but it also works. Kirk is wonderfully insecure, painted full of longings he does not even understand - Spock is astonishing, the embodiment of goodness and self-sacrifice and humor and light - bringing them together, and then bringing a second, equally deserving and wonderfully pair together - well, it boggles the mind. Thank you!



Author's Response:

I'm so happy this works for you! I love the story I told herein...the entire Vulcan culture is alive to me and I so enjoy telling tales about some aspect of it, where it intersects with our two guys :-) I'm fascinated with stories where Spock is alien, from an alien culture...not sure if I captured that alien sense here, but...at least I think I captured the essence of the relationship between Kirk and Spock...the years together which deeply built their immutable bond (Vulcan or human) and the love that two beings can hold for each other. It gave me a great sense of completion to write it...and I'm so excited that you feel fulfilled by it also! That 'dying alone' thing just never worked for me, no matter how many times they tried it in the movies. So very very unsatisfying!! :-) Thanks you for the feedback!

Passages by sundara Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

PREQUEL for Learning Home! James T. Kirk is at a big crossroads in his life.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chekov, McCoy, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7464 Read Count: 11484
[Report This] Published: 06/24/2009 Updated: 06/24/2009
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 09/09/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Only I few days ago, I made up a wish-list of aspects of the K/S relationship I would love to see handled in a story. At the recommendation of a friend, I was made aware of Passages - and have found my wish-list nearly completed. Much like your Kirk, I have longed to see resolution of the differences between Kirk and Spock in ST VI. And what a resolution this was!: insightful, gorgeously written, and yet with room left for further development of the relationship between two men who have lived under quasi military conditions for over twenty-five years. When Kirk realized how little he knew about Spock - I nearly cried with joy. I am deeply excited to read Learning Home...



Author's Response:

What wonderful comments! I'm really excited that you found this piece to be fulfilling. I really, really loved writing the two of them in this timeframe; they've been through so much together (and apart) and they almost burst with ripeness for a relationship to bring it all together. I just had to write it. There was (originally) going to be a distracting woman for Kirk, a slight mystery/adventure he gets involved with and other B and C plotty things leading up to the obvious K/S...alas. They went by the wayside because of time, and so these two original chapters stand as a prologue for the much-tightened story in Learning Home. I did try to include all of my "wish list" in these stories, despite the brevity. The idea that Kirk takes a second, closer look at his friend is definitely a theme I love to explore. Thank you for taking time out to write comments...they make my day!

What You Love by irrelevant Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 23]
Summary:

Combined episode tag and fallout scenario for Plato’s Stepchildren, one of the most disturbing (for me) TOS episodes ever.  Consent issues aren't always about sex--not wholly, at any rate.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14677 Read Count: 10054
[Report This] Published: 07/25/2009 Updated: 07/25/2009
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 07/31/2009 Title: Chapter 1: What You Love

This story is astounding. I can rarely recall learning so much about the human (and by extension Vulcan) experience of shame and love. Your understanding of this universe, of how it works, from the mechanisms of the ship's computer to the rhythm of Spock's speech - I'm blown away by the detail, the reflectiveness and sheer beauty of your language. How seamless your first person is! and how well motivated each scene by what is to come! This story has become a model for me - thank you for sharing it.

Summary:

Security blanket (n): someone or something that gives a person a sense of protection or a feeling of security.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1726 Read Count: 8022
[Report This] Published: 08/01/2009 Updated: 08/01/2009
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 08/07/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'm beginning to love everything you've written. This piece left behind an especially strong impression. A summary of what I found most beautiful: the arc made from Spock's childhood to the death of Jim's mother; the way the favorite objects of childhood hold the key the future; the loving detail of your prose descriptions. A wonderful and insightful piece - thank you for sharing it!



Author's Response: Thanks so much! This fic is one of my own favourites of my writing, actually.

The Sky Was Made for Us Tonight by waketosleep Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 22]
Summary:

The Vulcans thought that humans in space, unsupervised, would be too much for the galaxy to handle. And that was before Jim Kirk came along.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Don't Pick Our Destiny
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5390 Read Count: 6981
[Report This] Published: 08/06/2009 Updated: 08/06/2009
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 08/07/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Amazing - brilliantly funny - this left me speechless. I had the feeling that I was on the Millenium Falcon escaping Mos Eisley - only much better. Would love to see more from you!



Author's Response: It's funny how much closer New Trek seems to Star Wars than to Old Trek. I love me some Han Solo though, and I am pleased that you're reminded of Star Wars when you read this. Working on more! Hopefully to be long and released into the wild this fall!

Summary: Kirk, Spock and McCoy get transported into a universe where Vulcans are the 'bad guys' and Romulans are in the Federation.
Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy, Original Character(s), Scott, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7686 Read Count: 8054
[Report This] Published: 08/12/2009 Updated: 11/14/2009
Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Date: 08/12/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Man Bites Dog (Some Sort of Transposition)

I don't think I can get enough of your stories - your AUs are incredibly creative and written with such a marvellously light touch that I find myself grinning as I read. Thank you!



Author's Response: Thanks so much! I love writing AUs, although I've been slower to come to them in this fandom than I have in previous ones (possibly because they'd usually involve writing Spock as human--that is hard).