Penname: HJK [Contact]
Real name: HeJin Kim
Member Since: 16 Aug 2013
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The Longest Day by CeJay    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (9

It's just another day for Ensign Srena, the beta-shift helmsman of the USS Eagle.

But she soon discovers that during times of war, nothing is routine.

Chapters: 2    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Series: The Star Eagle Adventures, Lower Deck Tales
Completed: Yes    Word count: 13769    Read Count: 2923
[Report This] Published: 16 Jul 2013 Updated: 16 Jul 2013
Reviewer: HJK Signed
Date: 17 Sep 2013 Title: Chapter 2: Part 2

I love this story, it is short and well structured. I always loved the lower decks episode from TNG, and similar episodes on VOY... it's usually always about the high ranking seniors, but its the crew on the lower decks that keep a ship together! Nice!

Author's Response: Thank you, glad you liked it.

Celestial Fire by CeJay    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (24

The Talarians have launched an incursion into Federation space and Starfleet can ill-afford another conflict so soon after the devastating Dominion War. A newly elected administration led by President Noah Satie is determined not to be another victim.

Now, the outcome of this newest war may depend on the decisions made by a first-year Starfleet cadet.

Chapters: 4    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Violence
Series: The Star Eagle Adventures, Lower Deck Tales
Completed: Yes    Word count: 10420    Read Count: 6443
[Report This] Published: 16 Sep 2013 Updated: 22 Sep 2013
Reviewer: HJK Signed
Date: 24 Sep 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

I like the post-war Federation tensions, it seems believable that after a prolonged and bloody conflict the Federation would be more martial and aggressive initially.

I did think it would be questioned a lot more during the press conference, it seems a bit unlikely that it wouldn't be questioned a whole lot more

Author's Response: Thanks for the comment. I would imagine a lot more questions were asked at the press conference (and the later briefing), and in fact we leave it while it is still in progress. I just didn't want to spend too much time on it. After all this is the story of Rhory and the decisions he must make and I wanted to focus on that instead.

Reviewer: HJK Signed
Date: 25 Sep 2013 Title: Chapter 4: Part 4

I was expecting a conspiracy of some sort, the ending surprised me... I did like it, but kinda have a hard time believing Starfleet would go this far... Overall a nice story though

Author's Response: Glad you liked the ending and that it came as a surprise. I wanted this to be a very personal story for Rhory with an ambiguous ending to allow the reader to make up his or her own mind about the way Starfleet and the Federation was conducting itself and if it is justified. I don't think the actions taken here were all that much of a stretch. Keep in mind that this happens just after the end of the incredibly costly Dominion War in which millions lost their lives. The Federation wants to send a clear message here: Never Again. Also, if you recall Admiral Noah Satie from TNG's The Drumhead as the President of the Federation, I'd imagine she'd be more than willing to go to these lengths to secure the safety of the Federation. Or at least as she perceives it.

Summary: Star Trek: The Lady and the Sword" (formerly titled, "Steel-Edged Grace") is a TOS-era story centered on the first female C.O. of a Constitution-class starship. Captain Grace McAfee was first runner-up to command the USS Enterprise, losing out to James T. Kirk. Her consolation prize was command of the USS Ranger, an older light-cruiser which was destroyed by two mysterious vessels in 2266. McAfee is credited with saving her crew and driving off the attackers, but she loses her ship and goes through an inquest (which clears her of blame). In 2268, she is languishing as in instructor of advanced tactics at the Academy until a series of events change her destiny and place her in the center-seat of a starship.
Chapters: 12    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Completed: No    Word count: 28536    Read Count: 22204
[Report This] Published: 25 Sep 2013 Updated: 06 Oct 2013
Reviewer: HJK Signed
Date: 25 Sep 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

It's a bit of a switch for me, reading something set in the TOS timeframe... I have to admit to never really watching anything else than TNG and beyond (just recently picked up some older movies)

I like the introduction it gives us a taste of Grace and sets the stage nicelye ^_^

Author's Response: Thank you! Most all of my other stories are set in the TNG and Post-Dominion War time-frame so I have to adjust my thinking when I write.