Date: 06/23/2018 2:22 AM Title: Chapter 6: The Naked Time
I was curious as to what you would select for this episode because just so much is revealed. I like that you had Jim encourage his crew to confront what happened and their discussion of Spock's shame over his feelings of friendship.
I am totally enjoying all your facts. I admit to having assumed that Spock's body temperature was warmer than a Human's. I have not been helped by the many fan fics that perpetuated that myth. But you clearly have proven shown the truth. I actually just changed my fic that I posted today because of your evidence.
I confess I am one of the fan girls that aches every time I watch Spock sob. When I was a teenager I remember I could not even watch. I used to leave the room to give him the privacy he wanted - I shouldn't be seeing this! Even now, I don't directly watch that scene. I think how unusual it is to see a grown man sobbing like that - and to think it was a Vulcan who we were to believe was emotionless. It is what makes us love Spock so - to know he carries on with all that pain inside him.
P.S. To this day, if I am upset at night and cannot sleep I recite math tables. I can't remember when I started doing this, but it has been decades. Not sure if I copied Spock, but math soothes me when I am distressed.
Date: 07/08/2016 1:25 PM Title: Chapter 6: The Naked Time
Great work yet again, I love your insight into the psychological consequences the events in the episode would have had for the crewmembers involved. You make Kirk deal with the problem in an eminently "kirkish" way.
And as always, your chapter end notes are a special treat. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!
Thanks so much for your kind review; I'm really glad that you liked this story!
The psychological consequences of events were far less understood in the 60's than they are today; today even people who are NOT professional therapists have heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They must have some really excellent treatment for psychological trauma by the 23rd century, because if you think of what Kirk goes through in the first season alone ... even our strong and resilient captain should have trouble coping with all of that. So I assume some unnamed wonderful trauma treatment has been invented, but for things like we see in the current episode, what they mostly need to do is TALK to one another. So I make them do it. :-)
Kirk fancies himself a great orator and will make a speech whenever one feels called for, and it seemed to me that one was definitely called for in this situation. I let him have his head there, and he didn't let me down. :-) And while I tease Kirk about his speeches, I actually love them; from "We're not going to kill TODAY" to "Risk is our business," they make me shiver with joy. Because I'm a big sap. :-)
Date: 07/07/2016 10:56 PM Title: Chapter 6: The Naked Time
I like this. I always wondered what went on after all these episodes.
Thanks! It's fun, thinking about what might have happened.
I figure, given all the weird stuff the Enterprise runs into over the course of the series, they're going to have to develop a "behavior caused by an external force doesn't count against you" policy. After all, they've already had "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and "The Enemy Within" to contend with, and they still have "This Side of Paradise" in their future and "Plato's Stepchildren" and ... let's just say this policy will be getting a workout. :-)
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