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Reviewer: Strider Signed [Report This]
Date: 06 Apr 2017 04:58 Title: Spock

*Sigh* That is how I would react if I ran into him too. Anyway, I love how he speaks to himself in purely scientific terms--objective observations of dilated pupils, quickened heartbeat, etc--but we get just the faintest hint of his loneliness.

Reviewer: Strider Signed [Report This]
Date: 19 Aug 2014 07:53 Title: Spock

Ha! Not so oblivious, is he? I love how the next time he sees her, she's totally calm and cool--characteristics Spock would admire more than the physical reaction. And then he looks for reasons to work with it.

Author's Response:

I really think he wasn't as clueless to her feelings for him in 'Naked Time' as he led her to believe.  Just delusional, as he was apt to be, when romantic feelings were directed at him.

Reviewer: Mackenzie Calhoun Signed [Report This]
Date: 23 May 2014 00:59 Title: Spock

And Spock. If only he knew.

Reviewer: FalseBill Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 23:23 Title: Spock

As always your Spock POV was great and you do a good job of Prime Spock First Impression of Chapel.

Reviewer: zeusfluff Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 18:50 Title: Spock

What a lovely continuation you have here LBD. I could see Spock trying to keep everything in check.

Cannot wait to see what you come up with for Day #4.

Author's Response:

Thanks, zeusfluff.  We'll start to see more of Christine's character, and inner strength as the ficlets go on.

Reviewer: kes7 Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 18:40 Title: Spock

Spock, you clueless Vulcan fool.  :-D

I really liked seeing this through his eyes, overthinking an encounter ... it makes sense given his previous experience that he'd be hypersensitive now, but it's still interesting to see him try to analyze this and make an action plan.

Author's Response:

I think the previous encounter with Leila, and the mistakes he made that led to hurting her so severely, are what make this situation so scary for him.  He is bound and determined not to repeat the mistakes of the past, but doesn't understand the concept of 'you can't help who you love,' and doesn't realize that he doesn't have to do anything if Christine has already decided she's in love with him.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 18:24 Title: Spock

Oh, Spock. Love at first sight is a thing, my friend. Nurse Chapel indeed has the hots for you and you two would be good together, but life has different paths for you both. A great, logical view on things here: nothing like a little self-denial to ease any unpleasant thoughts, huh? ;)

Author's Response:

Psst!  I don't think he gets the love at first sight thing - at all.  Not logical, you see. ;-)

Reviewer: M C Pehrson Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 17:12 Title: Spock

Ah, yes. Spock overthinking, as usual. You have him perfectly pegged. He is definately a brooder. Well done.

Author's Response:

Yep, a brooder - in spades, at least where the opposite sex is concerned.  Thanks for reading and reviewing.

Reviewer: CaptainSarine Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 13:36 Title: Spock

Nicely done. I was wondering how you would handle the Spock ficlet and I'm glad to see that you have done a great job. The call back to Leila was nice and you did a good job of capturing Spock's conflict. Not having read your other story, I can confirm it is easy to follow this. But it definitely makes me want to read the larger tale. So well done!

Author's Response:

Good to know it was easy to follow without having read the other piece.  That's often something I struggle with.  Thanks so much for reading and reviewing.

Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 10:28 Title: Spock

A fascinating (pardon the pun) look into how Spock logic'd his way out of Christine's reaction to him. That Vulcan can do denial, can't he?

Author's Response:

Yep.  As I told jespah, the king of denial.  Don't think he quite gets the concept that love ain't logical...

Reviewer: Miranda Fave Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 08:06 Title: Spock

Spock reflections on Chapel equals squee! Loved this. spock can't get his head around a women having an immediate reaction to him and more than that I like to imagine he can't get his head around an attraction on his own part for Chapel. Really nice insight into the mind of Spock how he viewed Chapel and why their relationship felt like such a dance with both intrigued and fascinated by the other but always holding one another at a remove. Super.

Author's Response:

Thanks, as always MF, for being able to see EXACTLY what I hope the reader takes away from a story.

Reviewer: TemplarSora Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 07:16 Title: Spock

Oh Spock. Logical and scientific in everything. And I remember the story with Leila...that was a rough one, and I can imagine the imprint that experience left on him that he would be reminded of it after this encounter with Chapel. Awesome stuff!

Author's Response:

That was what I so wanted to convey with the story with Leila - he screwed up with her, badly, even though it was unintentional, and vowed he would never allow himself to put another woman in that position, ever, because he simply didn't understand.  He'd keep his distance, which meant there was no way any woman could ever have feelingss for him, right?  If he keeps things strictly professional with Christine there won't be an issue, right?  God, for as smart as he is, that man really is clueless.

Reviewer: MIck Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 05:33 Title: Spock

I like the way Spock was written here.  Good job.

Author's Response:

Thanks, Mick - glad it worked for you.

Reviewer: jespah Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 05:18 Title: Spock

Man oh man, Spock! Denial, much?

It's funny how he assesses what happened. It's all rather mechanistic, like a computer determining temperature and moisture levels.

Author's Response:

Yep, he's the king of denial where feelings of love and desire are directed at him.  I think he feels if he analyzes them, he can somehow neutralize them - render them inert for the other party.

Reviewer: RogueJawa Signed [Report This]
Date: 20 May 2014 05:03 Title: Spock

Bow-chicka-wow-wow. Kidding, very nice portrayal of Spock here. I like written scenes like this because it provides a peek into the mind of a complicated man that you just don't get on a screen.

Author's Response:

Spock often claimed to not understand emotions.  I believe he understood them better than he let on, except for those that dealt with love, desire and affection.  I think he had a hard time sorting them out, for there is no doubt he loved Kirk, McCoy, and pretty much every member of the bridge crew (in a platonic way, of course).  To his mind, I believe he corrolated love with loyalty, as opposed to physical desire, so had a hard time grasping it all when those feelings were directed at him.

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