Reviewer: fandomlucky Signed
Chapter 1: Complete Story
I have been in Star Trek K/S fandom for about 5 years. I know that this story is considered one of the biggest influences in K/S fandom, but I was unable to read it, as I knew it ended with Spock going to Gol. I finally worked up the courage to read Full Circle several months ago. After KisCon, I decided that I would be brave enough to experience the angst of both Spock and Kirk.
I was not disappointed. The language of this story is absolutely gorgeous; you have an exceptional gift with words and phrasing. It's almost as if the story were a visual piece of art; the language seems so tangible.
Kirk's and Spock's personal griefs struck me to the core, especially Spock's. I found myself wanting to shout at Kirk for taking advantage of Spock - he knew what intimacy meant to a Vulcan. But at the same time, I can see how Kirk would behave in this way; he is not knowingly cruel, but is not at a point in his life where he can commit to Spock's satisfaction. Both men clearly are in love, but they are both so stubborn.
I now can understand and appreciate how your work has affected K/S fandom. Thank you for this beautiful story and for everything you have done for K/S fandom.Author's Response:
Your comments mean so much to me. I started writing this 20 years ago almost to the day. That people are still reading it and finding something worthwhile there means more than I can say.
I think that for me, this story was really about two people who still have so much to learn about love and life. Despite the way that they excel in so many arenas, neither Kirk nor Spock has much experience with real love, or what it takes to make a life with an intimate partner. And I understand how you feel about the sad ending of the first one. It still makes me sad that Gol and that separation happened, and I guess I needed to try and work out what went wrong, and then try to fix it.
Thank you so much for reading, and for commenting.