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Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 24 Jul 2013 05:31 Title: 'An Admiring Admiral'

Feisty and angsty both, is Sebastian. He still comes off as someone I can feel for. I mean, when you think about how the formative years can influence a person, it is not really hard to see how he could have ended up in so much trouble. I could but shall not draw parallels. Even so, the psychology is well handled. Even for as much as he screwed up, even for the fact that there comes a time when he has to take adult responsibility, it is still preyty neat to trace the lines of it.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 30 May 2013 21:06 Title: 'An Admiring Admiral'

Poor Sebastian. The guy’s stubborn mule tendencies and general unhappy posture is explained in depth here, where his past plays a huge role in his character, as it does in all the best characters. The lack of love from his father, the man’s death, his mother’s coping practice of throwing herself into work, and then trying to equally dish out love … man, he’s had a rough childhood. I admire the fact that he’s not blaming that exclusively, that he’s not relying on childhood problems to explain away his bad decisions before but they did play a role in what happened. I would like to see him come to that conclusion himself.

Man, whatever happened must have been bad to get him in this way. He always revealed it here in the convo with his uncle (tease, you are) but whatever it was his uncle is right: it’s in the past. You can’t keep carrying that around, it’s just gonna break you down in the end. Getting over past sins, getting past the guilt, getting to the point where you can move on is tough … I look forward to seeing how Sebastian manages to do that. Hopefully by finding some new friends, forging some new relationships, and doing the best he can here in this new assignment.  

Reviewer: PSGarak Signed [Report This]
Date: 25 Aug 2009 01:31 Title: 'An Admiring Admiral'

Really interesting and unexpected. We don't often get to see the issue of addiction explored in Trek fiction. I'm glad to see it tackled head on in this, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Templar faces up to his past.

Author's Response:

Thank you. One of my goals was to show a less polished side to Starfleet as the Border Patrol would be classed as a less glamourous assignment. To that end the crew who walked the corridors of the Kestrel had to be shall we sahll considered less than stellar. And with so many alien influences and rushes I figured not every Starfleet recruit would remain immune to the many vices offered. Sebastian then is my fallen golden boy. Time will tell as to how he faces up to his past mistakes and habits. Glad you liked this slant and found it interesting and unexpected. That makes it worth it.

Reviewer: Anna Amuse Signed [Report This]
Date: 17 Jun 2009 10:42 Title: 'An Admiring Admiral'

Wow. Well. Ahem. LOL. So much for coherency. ;-) A dramatic development here. A very consistent outline you draw here for Sebastian, no wonder he reacts so defensively. Great characterization!

Author's Response:

Thanks again Anna. Bad boy Sebastian has a certain appeal I just hope I can do his story justice.

Reviewer: SLWatson Signed [Report This]
Date: 10 Apr 2009 20:19 Title: 'An Admiring Admiral'

Sebastian's a really understandable guy. Then again, I could well be saying this because he's been court-martialed and had a bad homelife in his past, and that is a very understandable thing. I think I like him!

Author's Response:

Courtmartialed, bad home life - nope can't think who he would remind you of! ;) Sebastian is not darker than who you might be thinking of, but he hasn't quite been able to move on with things, own up to his own mistakes, a lot of his problems are of their own making. So he's a bit surly and mean. But you'll see a bit of that in upcoming segments. Wonder will you like him then? Asides from that, we don't see too much of him at the start; but he's going to have to come to terms with some of his issues before story's end.

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