Date: 24 Aug 2009 18:56 Title: By Any Other Name
That was so sweet and well-written. I liked the friendship between No. 1 and Cait, and of course the growing romance between No. 1 and Pike was wonderful to read about. Well done!
Author's Response: I'm having WAY TOO MUCH FUN with Number One and Cait, and Pike/Number One. I'm still writing little fill-ins for both TOS and AOS them, and I'm hoping this winter to get more long, plotty stories done.
Date: 11 Jul 2009 12:42 Title: By Any Other Name
A lovely look across the ages; the ending, especially, is very touching. It is nice to see them have a better chance here than they ever got in TOS, due to tragedy. ;-) If only you had been hired to write the damn movie, I'd have watched it umpteen times, too.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! Sorry it took me so long to respond. I'm really enjoying exploring the wide-open future the film gives us, where Pike and Number One are concerned.
Date: 06 Jul 2009 22:56 Title: By Any Other Name
I've given feedback on this story elsewhere, but it's worth emphasizing again what a great portrait this is of Number One, and what a good job it does of fleshing out her background. It's a pity we didn't see her in the movie, but perhaps in the sequel?
Author's Response: I'm sort of enjoying having her all to myself at the moment--I almost hope she doesn't appear in the sequel, just so I'm free to tell the stories crowding my head without worrying about being made canon-fodder. But regardless, I think I'm addicted to fleshing out her and her history and future, both in Starfleet and with Pike. I love that AOS gives us a wide open future where anything can happen, and the stars are the limit, you know? But it's been a real challenge and a joy to comb through all of the different portrayals of Number One in the tie-ins (including the IDW comic) and rewatching Majel's performance in "The Cage" and forming a picture in my head of *my* Number One, and try and make her work with all that's gone before, but also explore all the new avenues open to me with the new story. And getting to map out her relationships with Pike, Barry, Boyce, Spock, even April, Poole, and the Yorktown crew that live in my head. I'm just so pleased folks are enjoying my take on the character--and that there's this mini-explosion of Number One stories in the wake of the new film, even tho she never appears onscreen.