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Camping Out by SpirkTrekker42 Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Kidfic! Young Kirk and Spock camp out in Iowa and discuss their hopes
for the future. When it is time to sleep, Kirk begs Spock to tell him a story.
Spock obliges. Fluff galore, K/S friendship with mild slashy subtext.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2490 Read Count: 6353
[Report This] Published: 04/02/2010 Updated: 04/02/2010
Reviewer: Crossroads_Wanderer Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 04/04/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved the subtlety in the story that Spock tells Jim. It took a second read for me to realize that you had avoided gender pronouns for the human. :D

Kidfics are always fun, and this one didn't disappoint. I think it would be interesting if you were to write more along these lines. I can't imagine Spock sitting idly by while Frank beats Jim, for example, so it would be interesting to see him try to put a stop to it in some non-violent way.

Author's Response:

I'll have to do a sequel at some point :)  Thanks so much for your feedback!  And yeah, the subtlety was intentional. ;)

Shadow by Deanna Gray Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Kirk is haunted by a nightmare image.

Orginally published in T'hy'la 23.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9895 Read Count: 4608
[Report This] Published: 09/29/2010 Updated: 09/29/2010
Reviewer: Crossroads_Wanderer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/04/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is an artfully written story. The deep platonic bond that they have before the romantic relationship is mature and beautiful, and you capture the depth of love that is portrayed in the series. Kirk and Spock show a healthy amount of worry for the welfare of each other, while still acting like mature adults. Kirk is portrayed with intelligence and vibrancy and Spock is very much in-character.

I particularly liked Spock's characterization, as you brought his character out of the circumstances we've seen him canonically portrayed in, while still handling his character with dignity. The way Spock has to think and reason about entering a relationship with Kirk is unusual, but so right for his character. There's also a serene quality to him in this story that isn't really present in canon until the later movies. I like that you moved his characterization forward, as I think it is necessary for him to have achieved some level of being comfortable in his own skin in order to be able to engage in a relationship.

In short, I think you have a wonderful grasp on the characters, not only as they are in the series, but as how they can grow and change.

Blink by BlueVelvetSpock Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

All is not as it seems in the Nexus.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10103 Read Count: 5288
[Report This] Published: 01/31/2011 Updated: 01/31/2011
Reviewer: Crossroads_Wanderer Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/01/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was heartbreaking, but in a good way. I think what made it so heartbreaking was that you put us in Kirk's shoes with not-Spock, and then Spock shows up and it's really not-Kirk. It sort of calls up the philosophical question of identity; Kirk died, but a facsimile of everything that he was is living in the Nexus, trapped forever. Not-Kirk still has the ability to think and feel the way Kirk did, though, so is it really Kirk? And then Spock enters the Nexus and he is interacting with that echo of Kirk, but his Kirk is really dead. That echo of Kirk thinks the way Kirk did, but is it really the same? I might have just been reading my own thoughts into the story, but it seemed to me that you had Spock struggling with the fact that the Kirk he was interacting with was really just a snapshot of the person he knew. It seemed to me that he couldn’t stand to stay, not just because he had unfinished business outside the Nexus, but because he would live forever with a copy of the man who died, not the real thing. But I might have just been projecting in that regard.

I think the way you ended it is the happiest way it could have turned out for Kirk’s simulacrum, but the concept of living out forever in the Nexus, unchanging seems like the worst kind of hell there is. The image of Kirk is stuck being the same person with the same thoughts, living out the same life forever. His environment may change and he may react to it as the man he is based off of might, but he can never truly grow as a person. The same goes for the image of Spock left behind. The two of them may be happy together, but they are damned to repeat the same life for the rest of eternity, never changing beyond what they were when they were created.

I don’t mean this review to sound negative; your story really made me think and feel with the characters and I love it for that reason. I applaud you for such a well-written well-considered story. It just makes my heart go all achy, having read it.

Another Time by Sparklingblue Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: This is an alternative corse the episode Amok Time could/should have taken

I know this is not a new idea but I haven't seen this part of the episode altered yet
Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): Pon Farr
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2982 Read Count: 6084
[Report This] Published: 03/06/2011 Updated: 03/06/2011
Reviewer: Crossroads_Wanderer Signed
Date: 03/06/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Another Time

Not bad, though I think you should look into getting a beta. There is some strange punctuation and some of the spelling and grammar could use work. It looks like this is your first story, though, so it's not a bad start.