Date: 27 Jan 2015 03:20 Title: Part I - The Elusive Peace: 2
Poor Star :( I can't imagine what battling a huge drawback while you're fighting a war is like, but given that she's muscling through then she's got a lot of character. This is a great exchange between her and Elijah, who obviously has a shared history with her symbiont (which btw, interesting name for a symbiont... I'm guessing Star means something else in the Trill language). I loved the line, "At that pace I’ll be cured of this cursed thing by the time they dig my grave," which shows her frustration with her ordeal and coming up quick on a complete run of her patience before she bursts. Thankfully, Elijah puts her under to give her a little rest. Sounds like she's going to need it.
Author's Response: Star is having a hard life ... some of that is not entirely undeserved, considering the choices she has made in her past. As for her name, I always figured that with so many races and languages in the galaxy, there are bound to be many similar words with different meanings, as is the case with Star. That and its a nice play on the name of the series.
Date: 13 Oct 2014 17:42 Title: Part I - The Elusive Peace: 2
I’m so glad to see Star doing something proactive to combat her addiction. Tazla is one of my favorite characters in your series, perhaps because I’ve got a soft spot for the underdog.
And now that the war is over, comes the hard part… winning the peace. All those wounds, physical and psychological, that couldn’t be mended in a time of war must finally be treated. For some people, that’s going to be a fight…
Author's Response: I like her too for much of the same reasons. That's why she's been getting a lot of 'screen time' since her arrival in Eagle 4. A trend which will continue in this tale for all you Star lovers out there.
Date: 13 Oct 2014 16:16 Title: Part I - The Elusive Peace: 2
There are a lot of themes in here that I really enjoy. I love the relationship between host and symbiont, and how it can be hard to tell where one's motivations end and the other's begin. I love the fight for redemption after committing acts that had gotten others killed. I also really like the concept of an addictive substance being used to force a sense of community in those whose selfish natures would prevent such an arrangement from forming naturally. I'm really curious to see where you take this.
Date: 28 Sep 2014 14:41 Title: Part I - The Elusive Peace: 2
This chapter reveals quite a lot from Tazia’s past. It seems to me that the Starfleet Intelligence is just as guilty as the Orion Syndicate. But the Orion Syndicate at least takes care of its associates. Fortunately, there are people like this old physician. Very intriguing, Taz is likely to fight her own war, all by herself, while everybody else is celebrating the end of the Dominion war.
Author's Response: I'm not going to throw all of SI under the bus but the guy Taz used to work is not a nice fella. As to fighting her own battle, you might be on to something there.