Date: 01/07/2013 2:24 AM Title: Chapter 1
Nicely done! I love when writers take chances like this!
I believe in this scenario because theres plenty of cases of husbands being abused by wives and this seemed akin to how that type of abuse (of a stronger partner) might occur. Spock even being the stonger partner, isn't going to strike back at Jim, even if he should!
Date: 07/03/2012 4:10 PM Title: Chapter 3
I also read this on live journal? This is one of my favorite stories. I can see this happening to them very easily with Jim's temper and Spock's submissiveness when interacting with him.
Erm, if you read this on livejournal then it had nothing to do with me! But anyhow, I'm glad you like this story, wherever you read it!
Date: 07/03/2012 3:44 PM Title: Chapter 3
Wow. You know if this has been going on for a long time, Jim saying he's going to stop, is delusional. He has a major problem, and needs help. He seems to admit he has the problem, but like an addict, whether it be food, or alcohol, drugs, etc...you need to reach out to some one. And until that happens, Jim is still going to snap when Spock rubs him the wrong way, or he has another bout of I'm useless and old.....So, time will tell when Jim will finally put his money where his mouth is and find that help, and do something about it.
But, is it too late. Can Spock ever forgive him for the abuse?
Great chapter. Update when you can.
Date: 11/16/2011 6:04 PM Title: Chapter 1
I find this disturbing - and well-written, realistic in the way it deals with an alleged unrealistic topic, how it deconstructs the whole concept of realism and believability. It's because rather than despite the fact that most people (including myself) would not see Jim capable of domestic abuse and Spock of silent suffering und staying in the dysfunctional relationships, that I will watch that fic closely. Unrealistic? Yeah, this is how most people - often even in a couple's immediate surroundings, and especially the couple themselves - would call it. Unrealistic as in: This is not a serious problem, we don't have a problem at all, because we cannot believe it, because it is not allowed to be true. Domestic abuse can go on for decades with the outer facade and inner life lies intact.
Date: 11/16/2011 4:18 PM Title: Chapter 1
Knowing that Spock is of superior strength makes this story more heart wretching. And to say he wouldn't put up with it... how many men who are twice as strong and bigger than their wives put up with being abused. They could break them in half, but they don't. Why not.... who knows, but these situations happen everyday.
I am truly curious as to how you will add to this story. Hugs.
Date: 11/16/2011 4:10 PM Title: Chapter 2
Very intense and very well-written. Like some other reviewers, I have a difficult time imagining that Jim could be such an utter asshole, and even more, that Spock would put up with it. However, many relationships have elements that only those who are in them know about, so anything is possible. I give you props for your courage and writing ability, even if I have a hard time believing Jim would abuse Spock so.
I agree that it's certainly hard to see our heroes in this situation, but I don't think it's so unrealistic... You know, Kirk trying to rape Janice and being willing to commit genocide of the Klingons by proxy, all the insults (including drunken!), the fights and the destruction of civilisations and property... He's certainly not all sweetness and light, even in the TOS verse! And Spock, who is going to commit suicide when he thinks he's killed Jim - he's not the most well balanced individual, and much healthier people than him endure abuse for years! But anyway, hopefully subsequent chapters will make things seem a little clearer. Thanks for commenting!
Date: 11/16/2011 3:38 PM Title: Chapter 1
This is such a risk. It subconsciously humanizes the cycle of abuse/co-dependency, in that it is two-sided even three or four sided, in that it exists as this malignant organism, that slowly starts to hurt everyone it comes in contact with. It is a Vulcan nightmare, where the caprices of emotion enslave one to illogical even deadly behavior.
I really am getting worried that they can't cope. But it is just a story
Date: 11/16/2011 3:31 PM Title: Chapter 1
Wow, Jim is pretty violent, and drinking. This sounds like Spock as such a low self esteem, that he thinks he can't function on his own. Brain washing, and emotional abuse is just as bad, could there be a combination of the two. Jim saying that know one else will love him as he does...and eventually Spock believes him.
What could have triggered Jim's drinking...does he get violent only when he is drunk...what has set him off...and doesn't Spock have any dignity left...
update when you can...wanting to read more...
Date: 10/15/2011 7:27 AM Title: Chapter 1
Omg...this was EPIC. But there is a few things im like "uhhhh" about. Like does jim still love spock or just like not at all? Or is jim gonna seek help to fix the shit relationship. Or is he just gonna keep on hurting everyones favorite vulcan? ANYWAY. YOU. NEED. TO. UPDATE.
Patience my dear, patience... all shall be revealed...
Date: 10/09/2011 1:35 PM Title: Chapter 1
As a literary explortion I wait to see how you handle this. Who is agressor who victim? Is there a codependant aspect? How do you use K/S as a vehicle to explore the darker aspects of relationships. Why do you think this would be an element of K/S?
However my initial reaction was to feel fully embeded in your story to experience the cold fear of wanting to run from reading rather than respond. It will be a story I read, but with balance and in the right frame of mind. To manage intimacy gone wrong and to explore the mind of both parties will be a challenge, but one that should be taken. In my opinion that is where the true masterpieces of KS literature rest.
Date: 10/08/2011 8:40 PM Title: Chapter 1
I am also very curious on how this will progress. The abuse that one deals with either physical or emotional can sometimes come out of the nowhere. Where once there was harmony ..it seems to know longer exist. It may be hard to believe what Jim is doing but after retirement and no longer doing things that he once did ...he feels frustrated, and can't help but take it out on his beloved. And being abused one is shocked at first, and is in denial. This can't be happening. And they usually want things to be how they used to be. So they often think that it is their fault. So they don't leave and take it. Hoping that change will come. I am looking forward to the next chapter...thanks for sharing...
Date: 10/08/2011 5:10 PM Title: Chapter 1
Well, you certainly have your work cut out for you with this fic, but I have a feeling that this is going to be one heck of a powerful read. I can see how the idea of an abusive Jim might not sit well with some, but then again, I have known people in real life who have turned out to be spouse abusers, and I had never believed them to be capable of committing such atrocities either. Personally, I don't mind in the slightest. You have clearly marked it as an AU and you are a sensitive and talented writer on top of that...I fully trust in your ability to handle a topic like this. At any rate, I am definitely staying tuned and I'm sending you all my best wishes for good writing mojo :)
Date: 10/08/2011 3:42 PM Title: Chapter 1
I'm sorry I just have a problem with seeing Jim as an abuser. For one thing Spock has vulcan superior strength. Also as a logical being who supresses his emotions I don't believe that Jim could have "brainwashed" him into believing that he deserved such treatment or that no one else cared for him and that it was Spock's fault, all of which are tools that abusers use to break their victims.
The first chapter seems well written and I would be happy to read fics concerning other issues however I cannot read this one. I am sorry but I just can't
Okay, well that's fair enough. Thanks for reviewing, anyway.
Date: 10/08/2011 3:32 PM Title: Chapter 1
Damn girl, you sure know how to take a risk. But, I've learned over time that each writer puts a little of themselves into each fic...sometimes we are witness to things in our lives that cross over into our stories. Sometimes those things aren't pretty. And I've seen how some readers can react when that ugliness is injected into our heros' lives...it is such a jagged pill to swallow. I can't quite say that I'm 'looking forwards' to this story's progression, but I do know that it will be well written, intense, and sure to keep my interest throughout.