Reviewer: T nash-veh Signed
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
K - so I read this about a year ago - but I was still lurking at that point and didn't post a review. After I decided to jump in, so to speak, I remembered this story, but had no luck remembering name or author. Finally decided to ask on FB for help finding it again. So, first things first - I thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing and posting this. It is perfect - PERFECT. I can't possibly thank you enough, because this story is one of those that will stick with me and give me satisfaction and inspiration for years to come.
Second, this actually transcends Star Trek and Spock and Kirk. If slash were 'mainstream' - this would be a classic, okay? Right up there with Romeo and Juliet / Westside Story. It was beautifully, beautifully written. From the way their communications progressed, to how they try to protect each other in the only ways that are available to them, the way that you show how in synch they are with each other, thinking in similar ways, and with the same goals, even when unable to really exchange plans with each other. All of this - incredibly well done. So well done that
third - if a person just reads it in one great gulp (and good god, how could you not?!) then it is only later if you think about it carefully, that you realize how fantastically well crafted, well thought out, and well implemented this is. I am in awe of your accomplishment here. Everything from the voices, the storyline, the pacing, the restraint (really, amazing how you kept it from being over-the-top emotional) ... To have Uhura deliver the ending ... beautiful.
So, again, thank you. I know this is one I will read over and over and over.Author's Response:
Dear T nash-vey,
I really want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write what is a pretty comprehensive review of your reaction to my K/S piece, Communication. It's always a thrill for me to hear from a reader, honestly, and it gives me such encouragement! I think readers often forget that writing is such a lonely, lonely task, and for me "communication" with the reader is so important.
I am often in tremendous awe of the amazingly talented writers we have in fandom, so to read that you think this story is well-crafted is a great compliment. Thank you! Writing Communication was a special time for me; I wrote it while on vacation with my family, most of it in the back seat of our car while the conversation swirled around me. But that didn't matter, because I was lost in this particular world with Jim and Spock. It was a unique experience that produced what is an unusual story for me. Thank you again, very much, for taking the time to tell me you enjoyed it. Take care.