Date: 14 Apr 2009 21:09 Title: Chapter 2: Kirk
Obviously the washing beat me to it and I've only now gotten to read this chapter.
Poor Jimmy. Trapped in his own need for human interaction yet subconsciously forgetting that he isn't interacting with a human and shouldn't expect human responses. he knows it intellectually, but there are some aspects of our psyche that we don't quite have control over.
Lovely little point of view from our favourite captain. Thanks for writing and sharing.
(stuck at work)
Author's Response: Thanks, Nutty. That's the problem with our impulsive Jim Kirk - he wants, he needs, and often he doesn't stop to think about the best way to attain that goal, or what others might want or need. He doesn't always realize that what he sees as important or necessary may be perceived differently by someone else. He tends to reflect on the situation after he as already given in to his impulses, and it is often too late to do things right by then. You have explored this aspect of his personality in your works as well, the best example being the ficlet 'Revenge'. All he knows is Spock is hurt and he makes a snap decision as to the cause of it, the need for revenge, for punishment and accountability outweighing logical thought. He neglects to take a moment to assess the situation and discover the true reason behind Spock's injuries. Still waiting for a full story to develop around that piece ;-). Pretty please? Cuppy (my day off but motivation is sorely lacking)
Date: 11 Apr 2009 19:18 Title: Chapter 1: McCoy
Uh-hah! After the zero G scene I was sitting there thinking 'just wait until McCoy sees these two!' and was mildly disappointed we didn't get to see that scene in real time. But! You managed to target that exact scene and wrote it anyway :D So now I can read it :D Thanks so much for doing that. I enjoyed this. Though I have to say that Kirk and Spock's pain is a little hard to bear :( They beat each other up so much in 'Absolute Horizon' ::sigh:: Thank goodness we know that they eventually got back together...but not without a great deal of pain beforehand.
A great fic, thanks for writing and sharing.
(eagerly onto the next one befroe the washing machine orders me to hang out the washing)
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. It was a scene I was awaiting with much anticipation as well, and was sorely disappointed when it didn't appear. But as fate would have it, both Anna and Steff dared me to write something, and so with Anna's blessing, this is what came from that challenge. Hats off to Anna for such a superb story, and for being gracious enough to allow a novice to play in her universe for a little while. Cuppy (my laundry is done for the day, but I empathize ;-])
Date: 14 Mar 2009 03:22 Title: Chapter 4: Spock
Oh, hell, Cuppy, this is beyond brilliant. Thank you for this, it is so moving. I feel myself strangely drawn to Kirk's part, most of all. Those additions you made are so touching and spot on. Absolutely inspired. Thank you for this.
Author's Response: I am honored. Truly! Your story was the inspiration. I can't thank you enough for allowing me to play in your universe, even for a little while. ;-)
Date: 13 Mar 2009 22:44 Title: Chapter 4: Spock
A strong, thoughtful series by a brand new author! You did a great job with this, Cuppy. I'm so glad you took the challenge, and I hope that creative spark continues to burn in you.
Author's Response: Thanks for challenging me to find something within myself I didn't believe was there. And for the patience and guidance you (and Anna) showed me as I stumbled through this first effort.