Date: 07 Jul 2009 17:41 Title: Chapter 1
You definitely did. But I don't know about your doubts re humour. Your Scotty and Corry bits that I've caught so far always have a magical fun whimiscal air about them that is so lighthearted and big hearted and cheery fun. My two cents worth of an opinion anyway.
Author's Response: ::chuckles:: Most of the stories with them, I think, are more serious. So far, you've gotten lucky with the light ones. Thanks again!
Date: 07 Jul 2009 13:10 Title: Chapter 1
Wonderful adventure indeed Steff. A great situation our heroes find themselves in that poses quite a dilemma. And throughout is laced with humour and great banter.
The tactics employed by Scotty are fab - no better way to pull a ruse than under their very noses. The Orions couldn't have anticipated the hot-headed fireball that is Scotty to have packed that much punch after his first gambit one to one.
The getaway on horseback [!] was a great stroke. Heh heh. Adding to the humour of the situation. And of course, everyone pulls togehter in front of the captain to provide a united front. Neat.
Author's Response: Thanks! I've never been historically good at either action or humor, and over the years have worked at it; I'm glad I was able to pull off both!
Date: 30 Jun 2009 20:17 Title: Chapter 1
Right on. No heavy philosophical thoughts, just a straight-forward adventure. That was fun. Better than the lobsters.
Author's Response: ::laughs:: I like the lobsters better, but eh. And no, no philosophy. Even if that is better. Thanks.
Date: 30 Jun 2009 20:07 Title: Chapter 1
Excellent job of turning the tables on their Orion captors! Leave it to Scotty to dupe the pirates into thinking they had the upper hand before springing a surprise. Of course, the captain was correct, it would have been safer to wait for a negotiated release... but then, anything could have happened at that point. Sometimes it's better to play the cards you're dealt then hope the next hand's going to be more favorable.
Author's Response: Well, that and there's some male pride on the line and we all know how that can go. LOL! Thanks for the review!
Date: 29 Jun 2009 21:31 Title: Chapter 1
BWAAAHAHAHAHA! I never thought there could be so much humor in this kind of situation, but I was really enjoying it! No wonder Scotty's so attached to his penlight--not only was it a gift, but apparently it quite literally saved his life!
Not just the banter between Scotty and Corry--but the narrative style throughout, even in the tensest parts, was downright hilarious, and I loved the little twists on common figures of speech, like "glaring sharp things at them" instead of just "glaring daggers."
Just curious about the Centaurians...in your universe, are they a naturally-evolved species, in that form? And do they look like we would imagine a centaur on Earth?
Author's Response: It had started off as a really light-hearted and short piece, and then I added a bunch to it because I was frustrated with my inability to go and write action pieces.
The penlight is... as much a talisman as it is a useful gift. It's kind of his literal representation of the things that matter to him. Home, and family. A light, that no matter how dark a place he's in, he has.
I never gave a ton of thought to the Centaurians, but I figured they probably were a naturally evolved species of some type, and maybe our legends came from their earliest visits to Earth. They really aren't related to equines, or if they are, then it's via the 'seeding' mechanism described in The Chase and different evolutions from there -- they just look like they're half-horse. Thank you for the comment!