Date: 30 Jun 2013 06:39 Title: Chapter 1
Anything I could have said about this was blown away by the perfect and unexpected ending. Great writing all the way through, very descriptive ... but that ending. Every time I think I'm getting to know Scotty, you show a new side of him, shine up a facet I haven't seen before and cause it to catch in the light. Excellent work.
Author's Response: Someday, I think it comes out somewhere that when he crawled back out of the ocean, cold and soaked, he laughed himself stupid. And I think it might have been the first time in his life where he really got to, too. Thank you. He still surprises me, even today.
Date: 24 Oct 2012 16:22 Title: Chapter 1
The tone of this is still Scotty and very true to his character, but it's a bit more mature, a bit more centered, even as he runs. I also like how he seems surprised at how good he is at everything. I'm glad you have him going through command school, and it clearly paid off--in TOS, when we see him in command, he's smart and clever and bold. He'd've been a great commander, if he hadn't loved his engines so much.
Author's Response: Mister Self-Confidence, he was not. He was getting there, though! Thank you! The Command School actually came from the novel Kobayashi Maru, and I consider that one canon for the series; it was also where the Perera Field Theory got put to use during said Kobayashi Maru. He actually did really, really well, too.
Date: 29 Jul 2010 23:28 Title: Chapter 1
Wow. Scotty falls in love with the sea and with the freedom of running with his thoughts or running freely with no thoughts. I didn't imagine it as a fit for him, but it obviously is an exercise in whihc he can lose himself, can think, can not think, can stop, can keep on running, can choose his own direction. Wonderful, wonderful.
Author's Response: Thank you much! I was surprised with this piece myself when I wrote it, and I'm glad all of that came cross. <3
Date: 21 Feb 2009 07:23 Title: Chapter 1
I was in the Military for twenty two years...and it is strange how when you go through bootcamp you find yourself outside yourself as you go through the training. You almost have to, just to get through all the hard stuff, and being with people you don't know, some of whom are bigots or have other social problems..
I too liked to run like scotty. They made us run all the time back then, which was cool. Because when you run, as scotty shows us here, you can live in your own world while you are running...I found a healty retreat from reality.
This story conveys that quite well...Bravo Zulu...
Author's Response: Thanks, Rob! My husband was in the army, too, and a few of my friends have been. Was glad that I could convey this well.