Date: 25 May 2013 13:23 Title: Chapter 5 It Never Is
That was touching. I like seeing the softer side of Redjac, and of the fact that Kirok means so much to her, regardless of his life-altering injury, that she'd rather just have him remain with her, no matter his physical state.
Date: 25 May 2013 13:14 Title: Chapter 3 There are always options
Ouch! A fate worse than death for Klingons - to be forced to live a life without the chance of glory and honor. Interesting how a friendship sprang up between a Vulcan and a Klingon. When time permits I'll have to read the two stories you mention above to get some additional background.
Date: 24 May 2013 12:05 Title: Chapter 5 It Never Is
Well, she cares/cared about him. So of course she feels this way.
As for why they prefer martyrdom to a disabled or weakened life, it's machismo ratched up to 11 and beyond. But there are Klingons who do different things. They have doctors and engineers and the like. Surely they have less of a death ethic than the warrior caste does.
Date: 23 May 2013 00:15 Title: Chapter 2 One Helluva Ride!
This started out as being a serial called "Pirates of the Federation" - it might still happen - but this story arc marks the end of one era and the start of another. This will probably segue into something titled "The Forlorn Hope". Where does the name come from? Interesting story behind that...
Date: 22 May 2013 19:50 Title: Chapter 2 One Helluva Ride!
Huh - let's see what happens next ....
Author's Response: I really need another chapter between this and the next because they get picked up by... Someone else but I've got three 'drama moments' that will fill this week. You'll be suggesting I tag this as angst!
Date: 21 May 2013 16:56 Title: Chapter 1 Moonrise
Paring down is one of the hardest things for me, too. The imagery here was amazing. You don't seem to have lost anything for the paring.
Author's Response: Thanks ('v') The scenes that I'm stitching together here are very cinematic, I can see them vividly in my mind's eye I'm trying to play to the Theatre Of The Mind - It's why I prefer full cast audio books over audio drama: atmospheric reading of description can really set the scene!
Date: 20 May 2013 21:02 Title: Prologue - A Hopeless Fate
Nice visual here. Yep, we seem to think of space as empty and vast. And now she'll be all alone to deal with the emptiness, or the monster, or whatever. I sure hope their escape plan included the possibility of rescue in there somewhere...
Date: 20 May 2013 15:16 Title: Chapter 1 Moonrise
Wow. Again, I'm struck by strong the visual image is here that you create Kirok. Amazing descriptors and sense of what is happening. It feels like a trailer of a blockbuster with all the cool Special Effects! Great job.
Date: 20 May 2013 15:13 Title: Prologue - A Hopeless Fate
Out of the frying pan ... seems the little miracle escape plan encountered a hiccup. Quite a mad thrilling ficlet conjuring up a very visual scene of action. Excellent. (but how dare you mock the name Tardis!)
Date: 20 May 2013 11:22 Title: Chapter 1 Moonrise
Yikes. Good thing the many-legged steed was there to take the blast for Duncan. Poor steed. RIP.
Author's Response: One of the things I had to cut out was a bonding thread between Duncan and Blanche his Bantha -type steed