Date: 11/01/2011 3:52 AM Title: Chapter 2
<i>Bones laughs his Machiavellian laugh, the one he reserves for sickbay, where his autocracy is unchallenged. “Sit down, Captain,” he says.</i>
Okay, now that really made me laugh. That sentence was evil.
Yay! Glad you enjoyed it! I love writing Bones, and I have a wee sneaky soft spot for that particular sentence myself (shouldn't admit that, really...)
Date: 11/01/2011 3:49 AM Title: Chapter 1
<i>In the morning, Dr. McCoy will give him the once-over for Starfleet records, to certify that he’s fit for duty, but if Janice can pass the standard test used to measure psychological stability then Kirk is pretty sure he has nothing to worry about - which is actually kind of worrying, come to think of it.</i>
Um, thank you.
Wow - I'm fangirling pretty hard here (your K/S stories were one of my very first experiences in the fandom!)
Thanks so much for commenting! Yeah, I remember watching the ep for the first time and thinking, "Ha HA, Janice Lester, you are clearly as mad as a bag of badgers, and Dr. McCoy's psych-eval will sort everything ou... WHAAA - She PASSED???" It's little things like that which make me love Trek all the more, but I couldn't let it slip past me in the story without making some kind of cheeky little dig...
Date: 11/01/2011 1:28 AM Title: Prologue
You really are a gifted writer. I'm soaking this up like a sponge. I wish I had something more articulate to say, but I'm going to have to settle for telling you that you rock. Hard. :D
Wow, thank you very much! This is plenty articulate enough for me! XD
Date: 10/31/2011 5:33 PM Title: Chapter 2
I cannot find the appropriate words to thank you enough for taking up my challenge. The prologue already captivated my heart, with the wonderful and cute scene between Amanda and Spock, and the "little less human" was touching and set a bitter-sweet tone that found its continuation in the following two chapters. I love your exact and detailed descriptions which made me not only see the scenes in my mind, but actually smell Amanda's spices, and feel Kirk's hand tingling, and yes - here I found my invisible reader-self sitting somewhere on the bridge and watching the dialogue between Kirk and Spock personally. You let the reader experience the story as if we were there to witness it. The characters are spot-on, and I cannot even express the adoration for your brilliant idea to chose the Lester incident for setting the stage. This is more than I had hoped for. Not only a serious use of the challenge's topic but a whole universe unfolding around it.
Thank you again. This story is not only a reason for *happydancing*, but for singing well-deserved praise.
And thank you for the wonderful challenge! I'm doing a bit of a happy dance myself at this lovely review XD
I'm thrilled that you like what I've done with it so far - and thank you so much for all these lovely comments. There's nothing like a really kind review to keep me writing away!
Date: 10/31/2011 4:51 PM Title: Prologue
Wow, this is so good! It's so evocative and rather like an impressionist painting. Poor Spock - even when he's having a good time he cannot help but be aware that things will not always be so... So sad.
Thank you so much! Wow - an impressionist painting, I love that! That just made my day XD
Date: 10/31/2011 4:32 PM Title: Prologue
This is the first time ever that I write a review BEFORE having read a single word but the summary. However, the sheer excitement that you finally posted this story makes me so giddy, that I have to make my *happy dance* here to get the enormous rush of endorphins out of my system.
So, and now I'm off to read the first chapters ....
I made the happy dance happen? High praise indeed! I do hope you enjoy... XD
Date: 10/31/2011 4:30 PM Title: Prologue
Beautifully written! Your descriptions set such a golden-afternoon mood, poignant and bittersweet and perched on the edge of change. Well done!
Thank you so much! It's my first go at writing a multi-chapter fic and I'm excited about it - to borrow a phrase from TLara (whose challenge this was) reviews like this are food for the muse!