Date: 24 Mar 2015 06:14 Title: Colleagues
I like Joss. And not just because, perhaps coincidentally, that happens to be my 13 year old son's name (he goes by it, or Miah, which he chose himself when he was two).
Cyril's story is gripping and profound, and I loved the connection that developed so quickly about those two...
And I'm still smiling about those antennae enhancements!
Oh, thank you! You're very kind.
Joss is (and his siblings, too) kind of an everychild. In so much of Trek, childhood is either one long miserable slog (nuKirk) or you're a genius (Wesley Crusher), it seems.
Joss, Marie Patrice, Tommy, Neil, and Declan live off the Earth and fly in rockets at times, etc., but they also go to Prom, engage in sibling rivalry, and need help finding their way. Kinda like kids really do. :)
Cyril is someone who in the MU is a torturer, but here he's an older guy and I didn't just want him to be Pamela's uncle or Cindy's grandfather. He's a person and he has a backstory like we all do.
Miah? How neat!
Date: 07 Mar 2015 19:17 Title: Colleagues
Doctor "Skip" really opened up to young Joss, though it was difficult for him to relate that wartime tale. He has given the budding veterinarian excellent advice.
It was funny how differently Auntie Pam...oops..."Pamela" and Skip expected Joss to address them. Kids have to walk a minefield of adult relationships, don't they?
They sure do. These stories are a lot about identity. Pamela is the sort of person who wasn't treated too well, whereas Skip was held at arm's length. So now they want the opposite.
Thank you for reading!
Date: 17 Feb 2015 15:36 Title: Legends
I loved the little detail of even the small children playing tag in the dream as they follow the instructions to "be with who you desire." Very innocent and sweet. As always, this family is a complicated web, but they seem to be striving valiantly to make it work. You clearly spend a lot of time worldbuilding in your mind -- it must be a very interesting place. :)
My mind or Lafa II? :)
PS Thank you for reading and reviewing. And of course this is Tommy with Takara, the woman whose name is his last-ever word.
Date: 16 Feb 2015 14:10 Title: More, More, More!
Looking good in that suit, Jonathan. Good luck with Captain Erika.
Nice story! That meatball infestation caused some amusing difficulties, but his time traveling friend helped him through it. Seems a rather hard way to get immunized. Personally, I'll take the injection.
Oh my gosh, this old story! Thank you for reading - in some ways, it's a start to Times of the HG Wells.
Date: 07 Feb 2015 18:28 Title: Third Worth More Than First
What a sad tale. You could not have made the contrast between these two societies any sharper. I can see why the Daranaeans call the afterlife the "place of good smells". Their society stinks.
I do wish that Moralia and her pouchling could have survived and perhaps sought refuge on a more hospitable planet in the Federation, but alas...her conditioning might have made that impossible.
You packed a lot into this small story, and it definitely drew me in.
Date: 05 Jan 2015 04:54 Title: Eight
I will leave my review here for the entire batch, Jes. Needless to say as ever I doff my cap to your ENT writing (I look at my stalled work and sigh!) and how you are able to weave all these worlds, these peoples and sometimes timelines. Here seems to be the best description and presentation of a family.
In some ways the crew of the NX-01 were the ideal family. Frontier crew, the first humans...well, I liked it :)
Aw, thank you so much! I guess they speak to me the best. :)
Date: 04 Jan 2015 17:24 Title: Eight
You write Daniels sleeping around the timeline quite a bit, but nice to see he cares somewhat for the consequences. (Unless, of course he plans to go sleep with Wendy, too. Yes, I went there.)
Ha - he's actually not allowed to return to the MU during Hoshi's lifetime. It's a condition of allowing Jun to live.
Date: 01 Jan 2015 20:12 Title: Eight
Didn't explain it right - I knew who Jun was, and his background and history, but didn't understand the reference at the end to the name 'Wendy' - literally. ;-)
Oh - it's that she's Jun's wife. Up until that moment, Rick has no idea who his daughter-in-law is. He has to send Tom on a mission to get that information.
Date: 01 Jan 2015 20:02 Title: Eight
Some of these I got, and others just went over my head. ::Must read more of jespah's stuff in 2015::
The standout for me was the one about Eriecho, but you already know she's my fave. ;-) All were well-written, though and could be understood on their own, except for #1 - didn't get the reference to Wendy at all. My fault, not yours I'm sure. ;-)
It was more that here was this MU guy (he's the co-Emperor) and everything is harsh there, but even he softens for one person. Jun comes from a lot of places - he's a kid in Reversal and a teenager in Temper and then an adult in some of the HG Wells series. The idea of having a temporally paradoxical person (sort of like John Conner in the Terminator franchise) was irresistible.
Thank you for reading! :)
Date: 01 Jan 2015 06:24 Title: Theorizing
I must admit crossovers are nit my cup of tea, however this one works brilliantly. It would have made a cool episode of Enterprise or Quantam Leap. And I'll bet Scott Bakula would have had fun with it.
The best thing here is the characters. You handled Beckett's Leaping and handling a new, bizarre situation well. I also enjoyed seeing T'Pol in command while Archer is there but he isn't.
Well done all around.
Oh, thank you so much! I always kind of wondered how he would feel, and how he would react, without guidance. I supposed he would make up his own rules and go from there.
Date: 31 Dec 2014 21:18 Title: Eight
I do like that last line, it clearly meant with Malcolm's typical humor, I've got to admitted that Doug being soft to his children, might come from his father harshness as shown in your five signs story.
Yes; Doug is determined to not let that happen to his children.
Date: 24 Dec 2014 16:32 Title: Eight
All these bits and pieces were intriguing. "Human Units", pouch feeders, and a dream pregnancy? And there is something so right about a Klingon butcher. I can just see him in a big white apron, all Worfish, dreaming of pancakes.
Oh, thank you so much! They all come together under the one big banner of family. :)
Date: 21 Dec 2014 20:30 Title: Eight
Naughty Otra D’Angelo I am sure she said that just to see Levi reaction.
Still I do like Admiral Carmen Calavicci team have the best parties.
Oh, I hope so - and poor Levi! All he wants is to just blend into the background.
Date: 21 Dec 2014 20:28 Title: Eight
Nice little drabble.
Yes that must be one massive headache to organize the food and seating planning when you have such large family units, still I bet it is a good old knees up once it gets started.
They're at least cooperative. But man, the noise!!
Date: 21 Dec 2014 20:23 Title: Eight
So that how H’Shema and Saddik met and poor Eriecho got her name.
In so few words you recreated that horrible prison of Canamar and show what a little miracle Eriecho is.
She's one of my fave characters (don't tell the others).