Date: 01/10/2013 1:45 AM Title: Coda
This is a heartbreaking piece of fiction. As much as we want Kirk and Spock to be together successfully, it has always been clear that the odds are against them. Kirk is a perpetual boy and wants the world. Spock's good qualities - his loyalty, self-sacrifice, etc. - are good qualities but they are also vulnerable to the infamous Kirk charm. We all want the happy ending, but sometimes there is none. Thanks for this rather bleak interpretation of how things would most likely be.
Date: 05/23/2011 5:39 PM Title: Coda
I think you pick up some of the reality here of the effects a certain actor's popularity had on the other and how it spilt over in the later films.
I don't like sad endings but it is difficult to realistically believe that Kirk and Spock were always going to be hapily ever after, Crash and burn was always Kirk's style.
Will it stop here are end in even worse tragedy?
Date: 02/03/2011 1:45 AM Title: Da Capo
Very sad and touching view of a flawed relationship where love doesn't die but doesn't live either. Seems odd to thank one for a sad story, but thank you.
Seems odd to say 'you're welcome' to someone who was reluctant to thank you, but you're welcome. :) I know what you mean.
Date: 01/21/2011 7:17 PM Title: Da Capo
Ohh! This was sad, and beautiful, and poignant, and I can't describe all of the emotions it stirred up in me. Wow. I never saw the movies like that, and I'm glad I've read your story. I'm going to read the other one now, and hope that things get better for our boys. Thank you.
I'm afraid the other one won't be too optimistic, either. Sorry. :)
Thank you for a lovely note, it makes me so very happy that the story was provoking emotion-wise.
Date: 04/16/2010 1:12 PM Title: Coda
This is amazingly well-written as everything you've done, but God, so incredibly depressing. It never stops to amaze me how people can hurt the ones they love and rip their hearts open by assuming they know what's best for them and what they really want, instead of being honest with them and admitting their own fears. COMMUNICATION, folks! So many heartbreaks could be avoided, so many disasters prevented. Jim and Spock's love is epic, such a beautiful thing; it could never have been easy due to the demands of their jobs, but it was so painful to see it come parta like that. Jim resented Spock for assuming, yet he does the same thing assuming he's doing what's best for Spock when Spock only wants him. Now they'll both be broken on their own, alone, instead of helping each other through the crisis. What a fucking waste. I do have some trouble understanding how Jim managed to ooze enough indifference and anger to fool Spock into thinking he truly didn't want him anymore in chapter 2, when it's obvious in chapter 3 he still does... or maybe was that an example of Spock bringing out the worst out of him when he is there? *sigh* I know things like that happen in real life, which I why I always hope in stories at least the ending can be an happy one... Anyway, as I said, wonderful, powerfully angsty writing.
Thank you. I apologize for an incredibly late response, RL hasn't been... allowing much. Ah, if only Jim and Spock learned to communicate without their insecurities getting in the way. But that's them, and even after so many years together, they are still them. *sighs* Essentially the same, the both of them, which is why it's sometimes so effortless between them and sometimes tough as hell.
Thank you very much for the thoughtful, honest feedback! <3
Date: 02/21/2010 3:42 AM Title: Da Capo
Poor Spock!! I hope things work out between them. I am still new to the Kirk/Spock fandom though ages ago, I watched TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager, what is C in C? I don't remember that.
Hey. I'm terribly sorry for the late response. C in C stands for Commander in Chief.
And yes, poor Spock indeed. Thank you for reading! ~
Date: 08/27/2009 5:09 PM Title: Da Capo
How frustrating...you can't reply to a reply here. LOL As for writing that story, don't tempt me! I'll hate myself. I've got stories in process in queue now that I'd better finish, some quite ambitious (and therefore time consuming.) And I write relatively slow, usually, and that's when I get time to write. And boy, would that Kirk-starts-a-revolution story would be huge to do it justice. Or maybe that's just me because I 'think' in big stories. It would surely be meaty, tho, and thoroughly satisfying, to read OR write. *eyes you back*
LOL! Kirk-starts-a-revolution is almost the description of ST XI. XD But yes, I totally know what you mean. :P Still, if you ever want to explore the idea, I'll be happy to see the results. ;)
Date: 08/26/2009 10:45 PM Title: al
Wow, I have a lot of respect that you wrote that...not sure I could have gone there to write it. It was painful enough just reading it. Intense, powerful, almost agonizing. Not a light little piece of fluff, that's for sure!
No, not fluff. It was hard. I know it's a small consolation, but it hurt even more to write it than it is to read. I would have spared them that if I could. Given the storyline, I couldn't. ::sighs:: Thank you for reading.
Date: 08/26/2009 10:43 PM Title: Coda
You've certainly embodied Kirk's heartache and pain here...not sure how I feel about it. Too much? Hmm. It feels that way! But then again, we all feel that way when we're experiencing emotional pain...too much. In that, it's very very effective. I'm missing the pay-off at the end, tho, and hope to find it in the next piece. I'll suffer forever in a story, but I need to have that one little bit that makes it all worth it.
That said, your writing is very eloquent and rich, while not wordy. I like your style, intelligent, sophisticated, without being stuffy. Very nice.
Thank you very much! Yes, on occasion I am being accused of writing a more emotional Spock than he's supposed to be or a more vulnerable and open Jim. That may be so, but that's the way I see them. I'm glad if it works for my readers, but I'm okay if it doesn. :)
Date: 08/26/2009 2:23 AM Title: Da Capo
They were afraid of him. He was the one man who could, should he ever wish it, change the political landscape of the entire quadrant.
Mmm...I've always wanted to write that story. It would be fascinating to explore!
Meanwhile, this one is fascinating so far. Poor Spock...he can't win for losing. You've certainly captured the flavor of Jim's dispondency and restlessness from that era. I can't wait to see how you'll have it unfold.
Thank you! And indeed, it would be a fascinating story to write. ::gives a Spock eyebrow:: Wanna go at it? ;)
Date: 08/25/2009 9:37 PM Title: Da Capo
I normally only lurk around here, but oh boy, this one was REALLY touching, I just had to leave a review. The writing is brilliant, my heart is aching from the emotions that you conveyed in the story....(sighs) I relly hope you write more!
Thank you! I'm honored you de-lurked for me.;) I'm very pleased you liked the story.
Date: 08/25/2009 9:34 PM Title: Coda
That was one of the most heartbreaking things I've ever read. You are such a talented writer. Describing complex emotions is hard, but you did it perfectly and brought tears to my eyes more than once (not an easy feat). It seems a shame that I can't give them more than five stars.
Oh, thank you very much! ::blushes:: It is heartbreaking, and it was a pain to write. I'm glad it worked for you.
Date: 08/17/2009 5:47 AM Title: Da Capo
I feel mortally wounded. Incredible character study. You have outdone yourself but I'm afraid you may be killing off your biggest fans. Certainly, I'm not sure I'll be breathing any time soon. Couldn't you spare us a bit.... Any chance for a little sequel with some relief, please? I know it is not what you intended but, man, this really HURTS and I so want things to work out for them!
So do I. You understand why I write fluffy AUs sometimes? I need a break from this, too. I'd like to spare us all this, and most certainly to spare them this, but I can't. I've seen the movies many times. The pain, the strain, the angst is all there, and Spock isn't there when Jim disappeares. I don't believe their love had died. I don't believe it could die. I do believe their love was way too much for anyone to handle. If just one of them, either one, was a little bit more selfish, they might have become a happy couple walking hand-in-hand into the sunset. If either one of them loved the other a little less and himself a little more... They are who they are, however. That's why we love them so much.
I know it hurts. Writing this was... not easy. I can only thank you for reading.