Date: 02 Jan 2013 03:06 Title: Chapter 1
I don't believe I've read one of yours before properly Steff and I found it fantastically written, the attention to Scotty more so. Further cementing of the Scott legend in ways that perhaps could never have been imagined on screen.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 01 Jan 2013 02:13 Title: Chapter 1
A very subtle, low-key but almost tender story about two brothers. It was a short story which defined this character Corry with a surprising amount of detail and your descriptive writing definitely helped to bring me into Corry's world. You make some interesting observations about Scotty's character and I liked how you defined his life's attitude to personal problems (even if told from Corry's perspective). I also like how the ending is sort of a half-resolution; Abby is avoiding her parents but Corry seems to be finally okay with that after teasing out his brother's story (and logic). Scotty's story about the mouse was seamless, it's the sort of thing you hear people of his type recount and it felt so genuine...
All in all one intriguing story, though I didn't get that 'last wolf' remark at the end. Finally this family you have created they're just right; not too dysfunctional or perfect, but ordinary and you write the ordinary very well.
Author's Response: Thank you! Cor's actually been around for quite awhile; in fact, the last wolf of Scotland is a reference to... just about every story after On the Nature of Wind in the Arc of the Wolf.
Date: 01 Jan 2013 00:58 Title: Chapter 1
Beautifully written, as always. This showcases what I so like about these two - that they can talk without really speaking, and the meaning behind that non-conversation can be understood, and offer quiet support when it's sorely needed.
Author's Response: Thank you! It's one of my favorite things about them, too.
Date: 30 Dec 2012 02:10 Title: Chapter 1
Goodness, I've missed you, Steff! It's so good to see you writing again. You haven't lost it, that's for sure. These two are wonderful to read about together in any universe, whether prime or mirror. Nicely done, as ever!
Author's Response: I actually wrote this one some time ago and it languished forever. I really appreciate the comment, thank you!
Date: 30 Dec 2012 01:21 Title: Chapter 1
Note - I come to this story with zero knowledge of your universe so I have no back story whatsoever.
I thought this was a beautiful piece although I suppose I was understandably confused by things. I like the idea of Scotty being separate from ships and space, and having to deal with an imperfect family. And it makes sense to me that he would not sit still and just kinda be on vacation. He'd be up at the crack of dawn, working. I've known many engineers and they all seem to have this mentality.
I particularly enjoyed the metaphoric firefly - the light in the darkness. And it's also a wavering light. 50% of the time, it DOES go out. So when it's out for those brief intervals, Scotty - and everyone else - has to carry on.
Spooky and affecting, loved it.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I adore writing Scotty as a fully-rounded human being, who is a whole lot more than one single ship. I always like it when someone else enjoys it.
Date: 30 Dec 2012 00:51 Title: Chapter 1
I love Corry and Scotty. It feels so good to read them again. Really liked the deeper meanings here, the exploration of the things that family means that isn't entirely definable ... but it's there all the same. Well done and great to see these guys again.
Author's Response: Thank you!