Reviewer: jat_sapphire Signed
Chapter 1: Prologue
It's nice to see a Gary story! Especially one that treats him as a human being, not a monster. I feel you've found a Jim in between his TOS and Reboot character, which I also enjoy.
Also, I'm glad to see someone pick up this challenge, as I am another fan of Truly, Madly, Deeply. Author's Response:
Thank you. Yeah, portrayals of Gary in fanfic, other than scum bag, are as rare as hen’s teeth, ha! Which is a shame really, as it’s clear in TOS that he was changing and he hadn’t always been what he ended up as. I’m not knocking other writers, not at all, but I’d like to read more stories with Gary Mitchell as more of a fully rounded human being.
You know, I didn’t think of writing a Jim between TOS and Reboot. I never thought of it like that. But now that you mention it, I’d be really pleased if that’s how it’s interpreted. So, thanks for making me :)
I was trying to write reboot Jim a little more mature, with the cocky edges dulled a little, as I think loving so intensely and losing that loved one so young in life had a profound effect on him. It means he's a little more grown up than the reboot version. That was my thinking anyway, so I’m very happy if he’s between the two versions of ST Jim.
Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review.