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Reviewer: SORAL179 Signed [Report This]
Date: 02/10/2016 11:42 PM Title: Chapter 1

You read and much is just passed over Then a gem like this calls into the reader's lap And you see that there are K/S writers that are seriously good at crafting a tale. Thank you 



Author's Response:

Thank you! It's good to know you liked an old story and took the time to comment on it =)

Reviewer: nancylea57 Signed [Report This]
Date: 05/24/2015 5:34 PM Title: Chapter 1

Your stories aren't bad but the small inconsistency kept dragging me out of the flow of your plot.

 

Bones retired.... to be a grandfather.

I missed my daughter, I will not miss ___________. 

(Correct fill might be grandson. You inferred a male child.)



Author's Response:

Apologies for my late answer and thank you for correcting me! English is not my first language, so your input will help me do better in the future.

Reviewer: SlenderSail Signed [Report This]
Date: 07/23/2010 7:08 PM Title: Chapter 1

"Choosing means limiting oneself to one path, but if the choice is right, the path brings expansion and growth."

Absolutely right... A path is not restrictive, because by becoming bound to it, we can put into it our whole soul. I don't know why some argue that this somehow takes away "freedom". Is freedom not a sense of ever-expanding, always finding new facets? Like Athens says, the questions remain the same. To truly see all opportunities for what they are, one firstly has to be unified within and centered on one's track (= question). Otherwise all those wonderful possibilities are but ghosts.    



Author's Response:

It is curious that the trump card image for choice in the Marseillaise Tarot deck  is "The Lovers"...

Reviewer: ATHENS Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/19/2010 10:10 AM Title: Chapter 1

This is beautiful and it keeps getting better every time I read it.

Again, I see that I had missed a reference to the reasoning that you started in "Lake": "Choosing means limiting oneself to one path, but if the choice is right, the path brings expansion and growth."  I agree. Absolute freedom is scary and almost impossible to control: to live in this reality, we must give ourselves boundaries, rules, and in doing so we renounce to that freedom, but this is not necessarily a negative thing. If we are careful in drawing our path, it can lead us to the tower of wisdom (now, where did that come from? I must be delirious).

Life often takes us and the people we care about in different directions. We dream of aging together and changing the world, of sun, love and better places and then we find ourselves alone and adrift. Life can be a wonderful thing, and it can be awful and cruel and unfair. It mocks us and deceives us, and then sometimes it gives us pleasant surprises.

Could knowing that life is impartially unpredictable be enough? What is it that makes you move on where there's nothing left to lose or to gain? I don't know which the answer may be for me or for other people, but I know that for Jim Kirk is the duty: duty towards himself, towards Spock, towards his Silver Lady, towards all the ideals that Starfleet represents (and that too often its admirals betray, but Jim didn't become Captain to serve the admirals). His work will never be done, but that's not the important thing: the important thing to him is going on, and making the difference every time that it is required of him.

Life is about finding always new answers to questions that always remain the same.



Author's Response:

Just this: “What is it that makes you move on where there's nothing left to lose or to gain?”

and this: “Jim didn't become Captain to serve the admirals”

are more than enough to show I was not joking when I said you put wisdom into your reading... and also, eyes that see the inside of things.

Thank you again.

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