Date: 04 Aug 2010 12:22 Title: Chapter 1
So sorry Anna, I could ahve sworn I had read and reviewed this. Boys oh boys - poor Scotty sure did get landed with this interview. The reporter obviously exasperated by his talking about the technical end of things and his modest nature meaning that he afforded no praise upon their actions as it was all part of their duty. ha, it was a comeuppance of sorts for her to get Scotty but bullying of her to prod and rankle him in that manner to splice an answer from him. Very well done.
Date: 11 May 2009 22:07 Title: Chapter 1
Good Lord...I about wanted to punch this reporter in the face for the way she treated Scotty!
I have to think that a DECENT reporter probably could've gotten a halfway OK interview out of him if she hadn't been badgering. A real interviewer--as opposed to one who's out for blood like this one--should be interested in helping the interviewee tell THEIR story, not trying to force their own story on the subject.
Having to face a shark like that--I feel awful for Scotty. Ewwwwww.
Author's Response: LOL. Scotty did fine. Though if he hadn't been beamed out of there, he might have well exploded. ;-) Thanks for commenting!
Date: 06 Apr 2009 20:13 Title: Chapter 1
Poor Scotty. That is just evil :D
Though I have to admit that I was almost expecting him to shout the woman down.
But you're probably right. Considering what the press do nowadays, the thought of what they might do in the case of saving the planet...::shudder::
Thanks for an entertaining read.
(still at lunch)
Author's Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. :-)
Date: 19 Feb 2009 14:47 Title: Chapter 1
Wow, what an interesting story concept. Humor is so hard to do, in televised TREK or written, and, here, you pulled it off quite well.
Marina reminds me of a Russian friend of mine, and wow, if I didn't know better this was her....
And I really can SEE Scotty so clearly in this, you had him down perfectly.....
Again, just like with a story I just read of Mistral's, seeing star trek in different forms and not so traditional provide me with the best reading because, gee, I've been watching TOS since the 60s....and after awhile they all run into together, you know?
This was fresh..and it was good..and that is the perfect formula for a great story...
Author's Response: Thank you, you are very kind! The story was a bit of a PWP, and I'm happy if it manages to amuse people. ;-) They say tragedy is the hardest thing to pull off, but in truth it's humor that is the hardest to catch. It's not my forte, admittedly, but I try from time to time. I'm glad you liked it. :-)
Date: 18 Feb 2009 20:23 Title: Chapter 1
This was pretty darn funny. Scotty is just completely befuddled by the overpowering Marina. He can barely get a single word in edgewise. The ending of the interview is an example of perfect comedic timing.
While Moreau is from Starfleet Media Relations, she reminds me a lot of how marketing directors attempt to strong arm their own requests into projects. Her chats with Marina remind me a lot of the phone meetings that we have at the office.
Marina, on the other hand, strikes me as a stereotypical behavior that one of my co-workers coined. He called it "Justifying the salary", meaning that the person would be annoying, aggressive, and assertive as a way to prove that they were worth the money they're being paid, rather for true personality reasons.
Because the two characters seem so close to what I've seen in the business world, it makes the events in the fic seem quite realistic.
One thing that I wanted to mention and hopefully I don't sound rude, but I'm completely fascinated with your descriptions. There's a certain foreign touch to them that's striking. This isn't a bad thing, but rather a very interesting detail from the point of view of the reader. The one line that stands out is "And looking gorgeous in that crispy uniform of hers, despite being a cow-eyed slimy sneaky bitch." It's is a mental image that grabs you, but isn't what you'd typically find in the language of someone from North America. It's very much from a point of view that's outside of my own culture. I love details like that.
Author's Response: ::laughs:: No, it's great that you tell me! This is the kind of detail I want to know, because I can't discern them for myself. I use the language, but oftentimes I don't *feel* it. Not the same way I feel mine. To me the phrase looks... normal. LOL. I think I like that it sounds unusual as long as it's grammatically sound. Sometimes people say that my language is hard to get through, now that's bad. A-typical works. ;-) As for Moreau and Marina... I worked too long a time in Moreau's position not to know exactly what rushes through her mind or, what her conversation partner must be thinking. PR people and journalists tend to love-hate each other. A lot. LOL. I'm glad if it sounded realistic. Thank you very much for the review!
Date: 14 Feb 2009 10:01 Title: Chapter 1
::cackles:: Awesome! Totally awesome. Poor Scotty, you could just SEE him struggling to understand these asinine questions that real news media people would try to ask, and being so utterly unable to comprehend here. That kinda helpless look. At least until she starts irritating him, then he'd just snap closed like a trap.
Wicked good characterization and humor. Thank you so much.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. It was a good prompt. ;-)