Date: 15 Dec 2014 15:31 Title: Ramifications
Lin may not have lost her rank, but a transfer to a smaller ship can still feel like a demotion. At least she has Admiral Beron to soften the blow as much as possible.
I mostly enjoy how the narrative delves into the experiences of a joined Trill, especially not giving them too many special privileges. Even if they try to differentiate each host, it still must be strange to be outranked by formerly subordinate officers.
Date: 15 Dec 2014 14:28 Title: The Incident
This situation sure had Kobayahsi Maru written all over it. The poker game with the Romulan commander did seem to buy some time while raising a question of why scientists the Hitomi was trying to rescue was under Romulan protection.
All and all, Lin made the right choices considering the circumstances even though everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
Date: 10 Sep 2014 15:09 Title: The Briefing
That was unexpectedly diplomatic... and fair... of the fleet captain. Maybe Lin will be starting out with a cleaner slate than she'd expected.
The mission sounds difficult and fraught with dangers, just the thing a captain with a tarnished reputation might need to redeem herself.
Great stuff, can't wait to see where this goes!
Author's Response: Thanks, I am too! The characters sort of write themselves at times.
Date: 10 Sep 2014 14:39 Title: Ramifications
It's important to have friends that can put everything in perspective for you... and kick you in the backside when you really need it.
That was a wonderful piece of character interaction.
Author's Response: Thank you! My favorite part of Etaera is her adjustment to being subordinate to people she once lead, and this story was the first aspect of that.
Date: 10 Sep 2014 14:36 Title: The Incident
Methinks the good captain will be spanked rather harshly for her decision to engage the warbirds rather than withdraw. A lot of people died unnecessarily in this scenario, and only Lin stands responsible.
Glad I'm not in her boots.
Author's Response: Thanks! I really wanted to make sure that I didn't start the tale with my captain doing something super awesome and heroic. That gets done a lot. I like the "fall from grace" aspect.