Penname: Raven Knight [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 02/13/2011
Membership status: Member
Bio:

I've lurked for so long on this archive, I decided that it was time to emerge from the shadows.


I'll certainly get to reviewing some of the fantastic things I've read once or twice, and then the ones I've read a whole lot of times!  It will take a while.  I owe a ton of reviews!

Also, a big thank you to anyone who reads what I write and is kind enough to review.  It means a great deal to me. 


~ RK


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Why They Call It Falling by lah_mrh Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

When a group of Vulcans on a cultural exchange move in downstairs, Jim's friends bet him he can't seduce one of them. The last thing Jim expects is to fall in love, but Vulcan culture is strict, and he and Spock will have to battle many trials before they can reach their happy ending. Based on the film Latter Days.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Chris Pike, McCoy, Sarek, Scott, Stonn, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Spock
Universe: Abrams Universe, AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: Caveat lector/Choose Not to Warn
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 24753 Read Count: 6853
[Report This] Published: 02/17/2015 Updated: 02/17/2015
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/18/2015 Title: Chapter 5: Epilogue

I had intended to review each chapter...but that notion went right out the window when I realized I'd devoured three chapters!  I should also be in bed by now, but this kept my attention - and like I didn't realize I'd plowed through three chapters - until a considerable amount of time went by!  This is an emotional storm of greatness.  Love the Jim and Uhura as roommates dynamic, particularly.  Spock thinking himself so alone was highlighted superbly.  This was enjoyable to read and emotional to boot. 

...but now I must admittedly go to bed.  ~ RK



Author's Response:

Thank you! I've wanted to write a fic like this for a while, so I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. Kirk and Uhura's friendship is one of the few things I liked about STID, so it was a lot of fun to explore how that might play out in a different situation.

Rare Merchandise by Cate Adams Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 122]
Summary:

Jim and Spock are kidnapped by Orion slavers during a diplomatic mission, transported to a location outside of Federation space and sold to a mysterious woman who commands an entire world. Once there, they are forced to participate in her terrifying agenda: their friendship used against them and their strength brutally tested. Can they survive and escape, or will they be used to bring down the Federation itself?

Please check out the wonderful art created for this story by RowanBaines here!


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chekov, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
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, Erotica, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Kirk, Hurt Spock, Slave fic
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Abuse, Dubious consent, Explicit violence, Non-consensual sex
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 123501 Read Count: 34856
[Report This] Published: 03/13/2015 Updated: 09/07/2015
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/13/2015 Title: Chapter 1: At Your Side

Intriguing and tense start!  Looking forward to more! ~ RK



Author's Response:

Hi!  Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!  Glad you're enjoying it!  -Cate

Paths in the Starlight by plaidshirtjimkirk Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

When a field of white flowers suddenly splits the path he walks, Spock is forced to choose. Either decision will drastically affect Jim. And either way seems wrong.


Featuring stunning art pieces done by johix, Gio Galvan, capt-kirksnim-lock, and sleepymccoy. <3


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy, Scott
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Character Study, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 91665 Read Count: 8141
[Report This] Published: 08/15/2015 Updated: 10/18/2016
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/22/2016 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

Plaid, oh my...GUH! Okay...I'm not even sure what to say about this chapter except for some poorly organized flailing, so here goes:

LOVE THE OPENING SCENE with McCoy, especially his daydreaming about his childhood home with the peach tree - this memory made even better with his father promising to introduce him to a mint julep when he's older. Other than the opening scene's use of McCoy, he was just so excellently utilized in this chapter. (You know I get particularly excited and happy when his character is written well with some depth and heart, and ugh! Nailed both of those with him for this chapter!)

Really enjoyed the introspection going on for both Kirk and Spock. Spock realizing the irony of him seeking answers in his emotions while Kirk sought them through logic was so well put and upon that realization for Spock, you can completely see how he doesn't quite know what to say during that conversation. Also, enjoyed that Kirk's conversation with Rand was just what he needed to learn about himself in order to face their situation a little calmer than what had haunted him since their last conversation. His "please be happy" punched me in the gut. (Not going to go off on personal anecdotes in your review section, but if you are ever curious, I'd be willing to share with you. Nothing too exciting or profound, but that moment definitely hit a nerve for me with its accuracy to reality. So, well done, there!)

Speaking of Rand! Adore where you are going with her. Thank you for fleshing her character out. She absolutely deserved better. Glad she is getting that with this narrative.

Lastly, coming back to their respective introspective sections. Excellent use on the repeated line about, " a billion dreams, a billion hopes, a billion promises cast out like messages in bottles." Good parallel with how, while they may approach something differently, the two of them do tend to somewhat think alike in the end. I very much enjoyed Spock's introspection, trying to meditate, not wanting to be in his quarters, yet they were the only completely private place, and the realization that he was only running away from the situation. I think, like the "be happy" moment with Kirk, Spock's entire thought process and trying to cope struck something in me with this chapter. While I was glad Kirk came to have a discussion with Spock here, I totally understood how Spock was not precisely ready to handle that conversation either yet. I could be wrong with how I read this chapter, and if so, I apologize, and it could be me misinterpretting some sections. If I'm way off, so sorry.

Regardless, it doesn't change the fact that...GUH! It's SO GOOD! You write so concisely that it makes me jealous, I admit. So good, Plaid. I know you were having trouble with this one, but I think it came out splendidly. Keep up the good work. ~ RK



Author's Response:

Raven!! omg thank you so much for reading and commenting!!! I'm so happy that you like the characterizations! And your interpretation of what happened was exactly what I was envisioning, so I'm really glad it came across. =) I really appreciate your words and encouragement! <3333

Fractured Dreams by Sarek Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 43]
Summary:

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Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Carol Marcus, Chris Pike, McCoy, Sulu
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: Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): Kolinahr
Universe: Abrams Universe, AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 143 Read Count: 6405
[Report This] Published: 09/11/2015 Updated: 03/25/2016
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed
Date: 03/29/2016 Title: Chapter 1: Goodbye

I am very sorry to see you leave, Sarek. I enjoyed your approach to these characters, which is more anchored in what canon gave us (imperfect, not-a-saint Kirk, and not-a-mindless-beast Spock, but) two people who while they may deeply care for each other, they may still deeply hurt one another. Many writers don't seem willing to delve into these qualities with the characters, and that is a shame. You did go into that psychology and I applaud that. Too many stories are the same formula, with the same stereotypical versions of Kirk and Spock. Ones like your stories refused to fall into that pattern, and some people decide that because someone dares to do things differently (which is actually more accurately than many stories now), that said people appoint themselves as the fic-police and dictate what story/stories others should tell. This hateful attitude of a few people has driven away many talented people from this fandom recently. Star Trek as a fandom has before embodied the ideas of acceptance and welcome - and there are many people here who still hold true to that. But I have noticed with increasing alarm and admittedly disgust that more and more "fans" entering this fandom are hateful, cruel, and unwelcoming people that not only clearly missed the central message of the very source material of their fandom, but actively go out of their way to drive people out of it, thus making it a smaller fandom one contributor at a time, and thus effectively trying to kill the enthusiasm with their hate and cruelty. You are not the first person this has happened to, sadly. But I am sorry you were also targeted by this like several other writers and artists recently. I will miss your work and your presented here. If you ever want to talk about anything: writing, Trek, characters, or whatever if you may need an ear, please feel free to reach out to me. I, and those who are also saddened by your fee!ing the decision to leave as a necessary one, will never respond in hatred or malice. And if you choose not to reach out to anyone, I sincerely hope that you find peace and joy with everything you do. Thank you for being brave to share your work with us when you did, and also for supporting mine. Your reviews always made me smile. Thank you. Dif-tor heh smusma, Sarek. ~RK

Care by CMM Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Instead of PWP (porn without plot) this is MWP (mush without plot). Enjoy.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Erotica, Established Relationship, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2011 Read Count: 3161
[Report This] Published: 11/09/2015 Updated: 11/09/2015
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 11/09/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

As always, CMM, stellar work.  Calm, relaxing, and tender all in one package.  Thank you for writing this.  It's always a joy to see you posting again. ~ RK

The New Voyages by Sera Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Death is the last great voyage, or a new beginning.
I wrote this little story on 27.2.2015 for a great man who lost his last fight.
It’s my deepest believing, that we all meet our beloved people after our death.

Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Major character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 192 Read Count: 519
[Report This] Published: 01/30/2016 Updated: 01/30/2016
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 01/31/2016 Title: Chapter 1: The New Voyage

This was lovely in its simplicity. A great deal was said in this without being overly wordy.  Your English was just fine, so do not worry. I hope writing this piece helped you process your feelings about Mr. Nimoy's passing. (I know writing helped me work through some emotions.) Thank you for sharing this. ~ RK



Author's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad to have this page all around Star Trek and Jim/Spock. It' good to have place to share them and I'm happy to "meet" so many people who love the same. ;-) It was a shocking moment to hear that Mr. Nimoy lost his fight, and a friend ask me to wrote a story for him. Here it is and I'm glad you like it.