Date: 25 May 2014 12:50 Title: Small White Butterfly
Nice that was a sweet ending that show how much the two characters connected and understand each other.
Sound a very nice picture and a meaningful gift.
Congratulations upon completing your TToT 2014 ficlet challenge.
Date: 24 May 2014 20:46 Title: Small White Butterfly
Very nice how it came full circle, TS - and that the final butterfly in Jessiy's collection (to date, anyway) symbolizes Justine's healing - or maybe healing for both of them in a way. I enjoyed reading this very much.
Date: 24 May 2014 20:39 Title: Nightmare
This was really a neat take on the Borg and their abilities. Hate to admit it, but this had me flashing to the apple trees that were 'alive' in The Wizard of Oz. Horrifying to think that not only other sentient beings, but the flora and fauna as well can fall under the influence of the Borg, and be just as deadly.
Date: 24 May 2014 20:29 Title: Risian Swallowtail
So sad - this hearkens back to a simpler time, and yet one that was fraught with complications as well. I remember this dynamic, and the volleyball tournament, and what comes after. Both bittersweet and endearing for Jessiy.
Date: 24 May 2014 20:21 Title: Viceroy
This was great - no battles, no painful memories, just a pleasant hearkening back to her first day at the Academy. I can't help but feel that the chance encounter with the Viceroy was meant to tell her something - not to rush into things, especially now that she's a captain, but slow down (whenever possible) and carefully analyze a given situation before reacting.
And glad to see she was just late for class - as bad as that is, I was imagining her missing an exam or something - every student's worst nightmare.
Date: 24 May 2014 17:21 Title: Small White Butterfly
And it comes full circle, that the redemption of a pristine* (and matured) butterfly, out of its chrysalis, symbolizes Justine, just as the blue butterfly symbolizes Jess.
*Rhyme between pristine and Justine purely coincidental, I swear.
Date: 24 May 2014 16:09 Title: Small White Butterfly
Aww. Bliss. That was sweet and endearing and a touching gift from Justine. Makes one root for these two and all the troubles they face. Really nice job on this ficlet and on all these ficlets. All were a pleasure (ok Borg Butterfly doesn't quite fit with the description pleasure but you know what I mean) to read. Thank you.
Date: 24 May 2014 14:55 Title: Nightmare
The idea that the Borg can assimilate a planet in the same way they assimilate people is...horrifying. This was well written, and I enjoyed seeing how each of the butterflies tied into memories, not always pleasant, of Jessica.
Date: 24 May 2014 02:16 Title: Nightmare
Vega Colony has always needed more story to it, even after the tutorial revision.. I mean the revision is much better than the original, but it still just felt lacking. I love that you took the situation and expanded it, made it more human.
Date: 23 May 2014 17:14 Title: Nightmare
My God you went there. I didn't - never would have thought it of you. It's genius. It's horrific. It's scary new Borg level of threat. It's nightmarish stuff. It's a terrific addition to these ficlets. AND for jessica the trnasformation of an innocent and beautiful butterfly is a sickening possible parallel to the fate of those she loved. Horrific. Terrific storytelling.
Author's Response: As much as I wish I could take credit for the concept of the "infection," that's an element of the game that is featured in a number of missions. Scary thought, though, like you said, and incredibly hopeless. I'm glad you enjoyed the parallel