Date: 30 Jun 2013 05:27 Title: Chapter 1
I'm trying to put together the clues (and write a review that isn't a mass of spoilers). I'm seeing, missing pieces. Of the article being investigated (and maybe repaired, maybe not). And of Scotty.
Some part of him, physical, mental, maybe both, is as broken and missing as a wheel off a wagon or a broken switch in a piece of electronics. And the attempt to fix is an attempt to get some control and order in the universe, to understand and to improve it, even if that mission is, ultimately, futile.
Lovely and poetic.
Author's Response: Physical, in this case. That little Scot has a mantra, and it comes out later: "I'm not broken." He has a very good reason to say exactly those words, and they are words layered a thousand fathoms deep. And you nailed it exactly -- he's trying to do the one thing he can to make the universe make sense. Thank you, so much.
Date: 12 Jul 2009 23:46 Title: Chapter 1
Makes one wish almost to have the same outlook. Things can be fixed and can be viewed as a here and now matter almost as whatever the problem is that presents itself instead of all the meanderings and frets a mind can flit through. So love it and find the quote a neat match to this tale. Simple and effective and affecting. Curse you Steff and your writing's beguiling ways.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review!
Date: 19 Feb 2009 17:05 Title: Chapter 1
You are right-this just is. As insight into how an engineer's mind works, its brilliant. As insight into the emotional rewards in Scotty's life-even more so....
Author's Response: Not sure there are any rewards in his life at this moment, but thanks for the note.
Date: 18 Feb 2009 04:35 Title: Chapter 1
This reminded me of a friend I had in my youth - at 5 years old he was taking apart radios and building machines that imitated the randomness of a coin toss. Thanks for the memories...
Author's Response: ::chuckles:: It's... not a happy story, but I'm glad it sparked a happy memory.