Date: 07/01/2013 9:53 PM Title: That Which Survives
It's more my opinion that Kirk dies inside. I think that his dark, twisted soul still cherished Spock in a mangled sort of way. He wanted Spock to be his pawn, his pet, and he didn't like that Spock married the Vulcan woman, even though he was the one who ordered it. Just my interpretation, please don't kill me!!!
Date: 07/01/2013 9:46 PM Title: That Which Survives
Oh my god, this is soo sad. It's dark and disturbing and hurts my heart, but it's unbelievably well written. This is more like the mirror universe. The way Kirk uses Spock, breaks him, and Spock still loves him... Aaaaagh!!!!!! The pain, and Jim dies inside after Spock bonds with the Vulcan woman. *Cries*
Date: 08/15/2009 11:50 AM Title: That Which Survives
This was painfully well done. The way you showed how each of the original crew broke or faded was hard to read, but so worth it. The end was so RIGHT, in a situation that was so WRONG.
Yes, this was one horrific reality. It was no fun to write and I know it scares people. Thank you for reading, and I'm glad it worked for you. ;-)
Date: 07/18/2009 9:10 AM Title: That Which Survives
A magnificently chilling portrayal of a post-apocalyptic galaxy and the emergence and triumph of the supercillious, controlling darkness that always lurked just under Kirk's charming surface.
I was particularly impressed with your OFC. In just a few words and one or two scenes you built a fully realised and sympathetic woman. You also very convincingly portrayed Vulcan hate--something icy and controlled and just waiting for the chance to take this horrifyingly fitting revenge.
Finally, I have to say that this is probably the only fanfic I've ever read that has literally given me chills. Your ending was vividly horrific. Well done!
Thank you very much for leaving a note. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the story, dark as it is. To this day, I do not know what compelled me to write it. It just happened. Thank you for reading!
Date: 04/02/2009 8:54 AM Title: That Which Survives
Everything Phoebe said. I just loved this, so dark, so bitter. An insight into how things could have gone in their relationship and in the Galaxy as a whole. Thanks for this effort.
Author's Response: Thank you. Glad you liked it.
Date: 04/01/2009 8:37 PM Title: That Which Survives
Brilliant glimpse of a darker Kirk, and a sorrowful Spock. I used to think that the most grief-stricken Spock could be would be if he lost Kirk to death. Not anymore. If I imagined the darker Kirk from the transporter split as remaining forever detached from his compassionate self, this would be it. The dichotomy between his former illustrious self and the dark, embittered twisted version in the end is so painful, but you've done a masterful job in painting this picture of Kirk. THANK YOU!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. ::bows:: Yes, the only knights here were those on the chessboard. Painful, but true.