Date: 25 Jun 2012 23:57 Title: Ripples - part one
Ack, it so easily could have happened that way! McCoy's voice is slightly different in this story than in your other ones...I assume that's because he's older and looking back on it. Good writing. And I really love both McCoy's reluctant affection and his total lack of jealousy at the bond between Spock and Jim. You portray both so skillfully, it makes it such a pleasure to read your stories.
I agree - his voice is a little different - more cynical if that's possible, but I atttribute that to fifty years of guilt over what happened (cuz we all know he'd continue to blame himself), and fifty years without the friendship of two men who helped to shape the person he became. As he states at the end, the ripples that touched anyone as a result of this turn of events changed them forever - himself included. In that sense, I wanted him to be the McCoy we knew but not exactly.
And thank you for the kind words - there is always the worry that I see them differently than others do; so nice to have my vision of them validated. :D
Date: 22 Jan 2011 19:24 Title: Ripples - part one
Quite a gripping and tragic tale. Can't say I blame most of the regular compliment for transferring off. How "Amok Time" could have turned out is certainly no ordinary way for a ship to lose both her captain and first officer.
Agreed. This would have been a most tragic way for the ship and her crew to 'fall apart.' Thank goodness we all know what REALLY happened. Glad you enjoyed the piece, and thanks for taking the time to review. :)