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Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 25 Jul 2013 03:21 Title: 'A Let Down'

McGregor is setting himself up for a bad bruising or worse. His beat down of Noah was still both crazy and oddly hilarious. Because God what a groaner he told there.

It's the ending that is chilling, though. I called him Ahab the first time around. I have long since revised my opinion, but I still see the elements of it in him.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 31 May 2013 05:19 Title: 'A Let Down'

Oh, two things I really liked in this chapter.

A) The showdown between McGregor and Cutler … or lack of one. I expected McGregor to lay into the ensign again but not give the poor kid that much of a verbal beatdown. His little story about the balloons was humorous until he used it smack Noah around. Gardener’s thoughts afterwards were spot on: McGregor needs to lay off. He had to know Noah’s grandfather and has a grudge there or something … he’s picked on him since day one and it’s disappointing to seeing the kid get hung out to dry like that and McGregor not feel any remorse about it.

B) The way McGregor is gonna go and kick the living shit out of T’Hos for what he did to the man’s ship. I liked that McGregor went deadly serious here and just decided to lay it out there. T’Hos is a man who’s been moved to the top of McGregor’s priority list and I imagine, from this point on, McGregor is gonna make it his job in life to squeeze T’Hos at every turn until he gets his payback.

I can’t wait to see him lay into the commodore too. That will be entertaining but I suspect the commodore may put Molly in charge after these events. We’ll see.  

Reviewer: PSGarak Signed [Report This]
Date: 03 Sep 2009 05:22 Title: 'A Let Down'

Y'know, sometimes McGregor borders on the sociopathic. At the very least, I'd say full blown narcissist. Things don't bode well for the failed Orion. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this next arc of the story plays out.

Author's Response:

Thank you for reading so far. Hopefully the next act starts to answer some questions and explore the characters we've been introduced to a little more. Sociopathic, narcissist, hmm yeah those words kinda fit his character description.

Reviewer: Anna Amuse Signed [Report This]
Date: 15 Jul 2009 09:06 Title: 'A Let Down'

I think I'm out of love with McGregor. Maybe I'm slow on the uptake, but why exactly was he bitch slapping the kid? So he was on the bridge, and? Out of curiosity, just what was he supposed to do? ::dongetit::

Little Baloon story kept me waiting for one of the baloons to explode. :D

Author's Response:

And here comes the turning point for many when it comes to McGregor. Ha! I guess, I'll have to do something to make you fall back in love with him again. Only thing is, McGregor is as like to follow it up with something to make you fall out of love with him again. Hee! He's a love him or - no actually - and hate him kinda guy.

And no, Noah had very few options available to him and his being bitch slapped by McGregor was perhaps unwarranted.  Though McGregor himself in Kirkian school of thought that there is no no-win situation and could have come up with something! But McGregor probably really places blame and ager at T'Hos, but not having him to hand, he has to take it out on someone. Petty I know but hey it's not as if McGregor is dripping with positive points to begin. Still he wrapped it up in a cute little story. Not all bad. Exploding balloons! Anna! How shocking tarra, of you.

Reviewer: SLWatson Signed [Report This]
Date: 30 Apr 2009 16:29 Title: 'A Let Down'

Ah, poor Noah! I don't hate McGregor yet -- it's hard to hate anyone who makes a punny story like that work -- but he really is kind of unkind to Noah. Hopefully, the kid doesn't suffer that kind of verbal beating too often.

Author's Response:

Ha ha! Yeah the story was tacky. But it seemed very McGregoresque to try it out. He probably thinks because it is a lame joke story that his words aren't as harsh as they were. But even Gardner sees that McGregor is over the line. But then again it's not the first time he has seen McGregor cross a line. Hopefully for a poor Noah, such a verbal beating doesn't happen again, because McGregor is not like to be charitible.

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