Penname: Ghiri Mai [Contact]
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Release by jespah    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (10
Summary:

With the destruction of Vulcan, Vulcans are sought in all sorts of remote places.Release


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Original Series, Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Family
Warnings: None
Series: Eriecho
Completed: Yes    Word count: 5773    Read Count: 1522
[Report This] Published: 25 Sep 2011 Updated: 25 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Ghiri Mai Signed
Date: 14 Jul 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Your story is both fascinating and disturbing, a combination that marks a tale that makes one think. In some of your replies to reviews, you compared Vulcan sanctuaries to the Japanese internment camps. There is an element of that, but to me, the sanctuaries resemble a modern breeding program for endangered species. Currently, zookeepers maintain records of the relationships between their animals and exchange individuals for genetic diversity. The animals are provided with enrichment activities to keep them mentally alert and reduce stress.

The sanctuary idea is an interesting one. Concentrating most of the remaining Vulcan population in a single location could be dangerous. An attack or outbreak of disease could push the remaining Vulcan population past the recovery point. The main issues would be the stress on the surviving population. Going from founding members of the Federation to protected breeding stock must be mentally traumatic.

Thank you for sharing your fiction with us.

Author's Response:

Thank you for your kind review!

There is a sequel in the archives, if you want to look, called Double Helix. Actually, there's another one after that, too, here in the forums: 

http://forums.adastrafanfic.com/index.php?topic=1710.msg27488#msg27488

It is a bit of a zoo/captive breeding program. I recall stories in TOS, the Twilight Zone and I believe even in The Outer Limits about humans being kept in alien zoos. What would happen if the original intentions were benevolent yet misguided?

A Gathering by jespah    Rated: K      Reviews (6
Summary:

Family can be of any color blood. A Gathering


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Original Series
Characters: None
Genre: Family, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: Eriecho
Completed: Yes    Word count: 6489    Read Count: 1194
[Report This] Published: 29 Dec 2012 Updated: 29 Dec 2012
Reviewer: Ghiri Mai Signed
Date: 03 Jan 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

It is nice to read more about Eriecho, Saddik, and Sollastek. And I am also happy to see Sarek making an appearance. In his dual role as ambassador and husband to Amanda, he understands that the Vulcans must look outside of their rather narrow world view if they expect to survive in the new reality created by Nero and his crew.

Author's Response:

Yes! I think they need to understand that the galaxy isn't just themselves, and people want very much to help them. Still, they're a kinda proud people (they would never admit to that, of course), and so taking this much charity and having all these obligations incurred must be ... unsettling.

I thank you - I wanted to remember Amanda a bit, too. He really doesn't get a chance to mourn in the film, and of course he should have, in some fashion or another.

Thank you! :)