Date: 10 Apr 2016 10:24 Title: Star Trek: Orion - 5 - Wold In Sheep's Clothing
Talk about facing your demons, head on. It was to be expected that transporting Cardassian prisoners would not go without incident for this crew, and with their brutal history, there were bound to be some personal connections.
Great character segment for Mecell certainly, who presumably now gets a chance to finally move on from the darkest chapter of his life.
Date: 01 Apr 2016 22:19 Title: Star Trek: Orion - 5 - Wold In Sheep's Clothing
I wished if you left out the gay thing, gay scenes seem to be a requiremant this days ( sighs ). I dont have a problem with gay romance for as long it is among females :).
Other then this I liked the story, all your stories, I like the easy to read style, and how the characters are " down to earth " rather then those super human geneouses that ussualy populate the starfleet ships :).
Speaking of Humans, another thing I really appriciate, is that you make sure to include many of the other races rather then have the entire crew consisting mostly of humans, sprinkled here and there with a Vulcan or Andorian for decorum sake. I know, they had to do it that way in the TV shows due to technical or financial reasons, but I dont see why so many of the fiction authors have to go along with it. Once again, I am glad you are different. Naturally my favorite character is D'Kahra. Not just beacouse she is an Orion, which is appealing to me, but also beacouse she is not apploduzung much for being an Orion, while in the same time she is a capible and dedicated officer.
Enan is another of my favorite characters, she is a cute little thing who makes you want to take her home and have her fix all your broken applainces, which she will do while smiling all the time. Hmmm I guess I do have a thing for Vulcan and Vulcanoid women
Keep up the good work, I look forward to reading the next episodes.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, they're always appreciated :)
Sorry the 'gay scenes' from "No Man's Land" aren't your thing, my original idea for it was quite different, but as I was writing I ended up in a completely new place, as is always the case. I know others won't like the appeal of them as much as I do (between two hairy manly men, mmm...anyway) but it help adds to the diversity of the crew, which is something I always strive for, hence all the aliens. I don't think I've written a story that had more than a 50% human crew complement, usually they only make up a third. D'Kehra is a kick in the head, who won't apologise for who/what she is, and Enan is the kind of person who'd fix everything in your house, build a dozen new appliances you never knew you needed, and after finishing would ask 'can I help with anything else'.
Working on Part 8 now, hopefully have it ready in the next couple of days, then comes the finale!