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Reviewer: Strider Signed [Report This]
Date: 11 Jun 2013 02:23 Title: Force of Habit

You still have some tense issues, but this was a really moving and insightful story. I like how you establish their relationship patterns so quickly, and show that even though they've both grown, they still have issues. I love how you show the destruction of Vulcan affecting him so deeply, and how it all comes down to Jocelyn and Joanna. Good writing, and good insight into the characters. Thank you.



Author's Response: I'll take another pass and see if I can find the tense switches, but glad you enjoyed it. I loved taking a look at the entire McCoy family post-film.

Author's Response: I'll take another pass and see if I can find the tense switches, but glad you enjoyed it. I loved taking a look at the entire McCoy family post-film.

Reviewer: Lil black dog Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08 Sep 2011 19:04 Title: Force of Habit

This was a very interesting look into McCoy’s backstory.  TOS, or AOS for that matter, never really delved into this area, but to me, it’s an untapped fount of information which can help to offer an explanation for McCoy’s crusty personality, in either universe. 

I, too, have always viewed the good doctor’s foray into Starfleet as a way to run from his past; a way to hide from a pain he couldn’t (or wouldn’t) explain or discuss, for clearly, he isn’t a military man, in any sense of the word. ;-).  It is a personal pain that he keeps bottled up and securely locked deep within his psyche, only to bubble to the surface along with his volatile, short-fused temper. 

This little snippet leaves me longing for more; I’d like to see what happens next – do they reconcile?  Agree to disagree, but allow for these types of familial interactions to present a sense of normalcy for Joanna?  I think you’ve hit on a winner here.

I very much like your writing style; it has a fluid and grace to it that makes it easy to slip into, and is evocative without being verbose.  Feelings and emotions were clearly drawn and vividly painted.  The interactions between McCoy and Jocelyn seemed spot-on; regardless of the fact that they are now divorced, it’s only natural that in spite of the hurt they inflicted on one another, neither would want to see the other come to harm.

All in all a nice little gem I’m glad I stopped by to read.  Good work!



Author's Response: I'm so sorry I never responded to this review! Thank you for such lovely detailed feedback. I loved fleshing out Jocelyn and McCoy's family and their relationships.

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