Date: 02/11/2011 3:11 AM Title: Chapter 1
Sometimes I think society's conditionned us out of way too many of our natural instincts... we don't know how to listen to our guts anymore. I'm sorry the story was inspired by events that were rather painful and awkward to you, but as a homage, and as a reflection of Uhura about Spock, it works beautifully. I like how Uhura goes back to her first vision of Spock, first thoughts, the beginnings of their relationship (a friendship IS a relationship), and its non-development into more... up to the point where she was confronted once and for all to Spock's real nature. Her voice fits with my vision of reboot!Uhura, and I love how you explained the events of the movie without there ever being a romantic relaitonship between her and Spock. I do blame Spock though for... not exactly leading her on, as he never initiated anything more than friendly with her, but he had to know she expected it would develop into something more at some point, and it would have been only honest to state he was homosexual, as he had already acknowledged that fact to himself. Umph. Vulcan privacy and all, I guess.
As for your ending, I actually liked it a lot. It showed some regret on Uhura's part, some self-scolding for her own blindness, but ultimately what came through was acceptance, a measure of genuine happiness for Spock's own current happiness, and we see she's going to move on, and she'll be fine. A veny nice introspective piece.
Date: 10/26/2009 8:03 PM Title: Chapter 1
I love your writing. Please keep at it. Your Uhura voice works for me. I loved this sentence: I kept expecting some heart-to-heart, but I should have known that all I could ever get from him was the tête-à-tête of the day-to-day.
I can see why you're dissatisfied with the ending, because it's hard to reconcile an extremely embarrassing encounter with two self-possessed, dignified people like Uhura and Spock. Uhura isn't going to jump up and down and say "A ha! I knew it!"
Date: 08/27/2009 12:59 AM Title: Chapter 1
This reads really good...while the ending may be just a tad abrupt, overall, it works well! You've really captured a lovely Uhura voice...not snide, thank god, and intelligent and caring. Too often she's portrayed as too much of a bitch for my taste. I really enjoyed this!
Date: 08/03/2009 2:59 PM Title: Chapter 1
This is a lovely vignette, beautifully written and characterised -- Uhura from the movie is far more logical and rational than how she was portrayed in the series and you've captured her beautifully. I love her thought processes and the way her rational mind keeps overruling her intuition, only to discover that she should never have discounted it.
Spock, being such a private person, as Uhura noted, would never admit to his tendency and I could imagine Jim's smugness that he'd finally got his Vulcan. A lovely piece - highly recommended!