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Business As Usual by infiniteviking    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (12
Summary: Oneshot. Humor. The Enterprise D seems to have been invaded by an alien life form, but all is not as it appears.....
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TNG
Genre: Friendship, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 843    Read Count: 1032
[Report This] Published: 28 Jan 2009 Updated: 28 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 15 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Business As Usual

::cracks up laughing::

It dawned on me halfway through, what they were up to, but you sidetracked me nicely with the ensign and had me questioning my supposition.

But, oh god, the Captain is going to kill them. Oh, and I loved Riker's 'Again?' when they told him the captain was possessed.

::shakes head in resignation:: There is going to be some paperwork on the bridge tonight :D

Thanks so much for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(now it is 4.23am)

Author's Response: Hee! He really is! I tried to write the aftermath, but my inner Picard couldn't keep a straight face. All he could say was that there would be consequences, and that cracked me up too. You're very welcome! --infiniteviking (isn't time a curious and wonderful thing? *grin)

Nothing Can Go Wrong by infiniteviking    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (11
Summary: Past Featured StoryThere are good days, there are bad days, and there are days that simply exist. TOS ensemble, first published online in 'Ampersand'.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Drama, Friendship, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1713    Read Count: 1272
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 29 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 15 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Nothing Can Go Wrong

That was bloody brilliant! And your first TOS fic? Excellent stuff.

Such an interesting and fun technique to build up a story. I would love to see more like this ::insert begging here:: I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks so much for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(so happy to come across such a great piece at 3.50am in the middle of insomnia)

Author's Response: Yay! Nice to know it worked so well. Hopefully I'll get my hands on some more of those intraship messages in the future! --infiniteviking (glad to have written something that cheered you up!)

Daybreak by eponymous_rose    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: And, together, they find echoes of home among the stars.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: Friendship, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1392    Read Count: 1470
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 30 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 15 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aw, I loved this. Beautifully written and the imagery was fantastic.

You certainly write a good Spock vs. McCoy :D You have McCoy at his best and most lovable.

Also, technically, your writing is really high calibre. Thanks so much for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(up before the sun)

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed the story - it's so much fun to write Spock vs. McCoy scenes. I just can't resist. :D

Home Is... by eponymous_rose    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: What comes after the tension, the conflict, the death-defying stunts on the bridge; a beginning.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Friendship, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1641    Read Count: 1023
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 30 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 15 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really enjoyed this. A nice glimpse into a little of the team's 'real life' in a sense. We normally only see the drama and the action. It is nice to see a quiet moment, that we can all appreciate having had them ourselves.

And it is good to see the other four characters getting the spotlight, too.

Thanks for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(4.46am and counting)

Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing this one as well! I'm really glad you enjoyed it - for all that I love reading and writing plotty adventure-type fic, it's nice to be able to play with some downtime as well. :)

Still, O Comrade by infiniteviking    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: Sometimes all one needs is a friend. Other times... only a brother will suffice. Oneshot, dark themes, AU kidfic; first published online in Ampersand II.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series, Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3789    Read Count: 943
[Report This] Published: 01 Feb 2009 Updated: 01 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 15 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Still, O Comrade

Oh god that was chilling. And I seriously hope not canon. Poor Bones!

But beautifully executed. You built it all up with such skill and pounded the last lines into the reader's brain. You are a great writer, m'dear :D

Thanks so much for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(still awake at 4.08am, but enjoying it :D)

Author's Response: I also hope it wasn't canon; McCoy's backstory was largely left for the expanded universe, and I wrote this strictly as an AU. Like several of my darker stories, it came from a dream (in this case, of a familiar stranger changing his name from Kirk to McCoy) and a strong desire to explain something unexplainable while still keeping true to the character. There are more in the works, but they're always excruciating to write. Thank you so much for your review; you've given my confidence a real boost! --infiniteviking (has school tomorrow but hey, it's only 11:12 over here ;D)

Absolute Horizon by Anna Amuse    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (51
Summary: Past Featured StoryThe first five-year mission ended with the most successful Starfleet Bridge crew scattered to the winds. Was it fate? Was it a choice? Or was there a layer to this occurrence which an outside observer could not perceive?
Chapters: 29    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS, Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Violence
Series: Absolute Horizon
Completed: Yes    Word count: 121024    Read Count: 49623
[Report This] Published: 03 Feb 2009 Updated: 27 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 06 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

I found this chilling in both atmosphere and content. Intensely descriptive and powerful, it has me dreading the end of this fic, but like watching a car crash I can not turn away and stop reading.

I'm not a fan of end of five year misson fics in general as I prefer a happy ending that the canon scenario can not supply, but your set up and continued depth in writing the characters has me enjoying the moment despite the ending far in the distance. I'm several chapters in and am loving it. Just thought I'd drop in a line while I'm still cruising through.

Thanks so much for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(who printed it off to read away from the computer)

Author's Response: Well, canon is canon and there isn't much I can do about it, hard as I may wish to. ::sighs:: The story indeed doesn't have a happy ending, but I'm glad if you can find some redeeming qualities to it still. It hasn't been an easy tale to tell, but it had to be told nonetheless. Thank you very much for commenting and I hope you'll enjoy it.:)

Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 06 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

::blink:: Ooops, did I come across as negative in my last review? I hope not, because it is all positive, honest. I'm thoroughly enjoying your story and think it is wonderfully written. I particularly like the way you've written Kirk and Spock :D

Nutty
(it was late last night and my brain gets fried regularly these days...too much to make much sense sometimes :D)

Author's Response: No, you said nothing negative, but I do know that AH isn't an easy story to read. Despite my assurances that it's canon, people keep expecting some sort of a miraculous happy ending and tend to get upset with me when I don't give it to them. But I think I can trust someone who wrote Neutral Territory to know better. ;-) And you probably won't like the way I've written Kirk and Spock there when you're done, but I won't hold it against you, promise.;-) Thanks for reading.

Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 11 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 29: Epilogue

So where do I start?

I have to say that I prefer this one over all the other written reasons why the big three would have split up.

You have so many instense scenes in this.. Of course, my favourite has to be the final encounter between Kirk and Spock. Spock's passionate statement about McCoy was revelationary (is that a word?). It made me stop and think. My god, if McCoy knew, perhaps he does, it is just so major a revelation. Beautifully done.

The scene in the zero G facility was amazing. The energy, the passion...in fact it was the passion through out the entire story that defined it. Between each of the characters, beyond the requirements of duty, there was this passion, this solid friendship that was bent to breaking point.

And it broke.

You wrote all of this so wonderfully. For all of them. No one got left out and no-one was sidelined with a trite second rate plotline, you gave all of them their reasons and solid time throughout the story. And emphasized why we so love them all.

At the end of the story, I couldn't help but feel sorry for Kirk. Knowing what was to come in the movies (bar the rumoured second five year mission between 1 and 2), he was entering a period of his life that was full of pain. The movies were not kind to our big three, particularly Kirk. They took everything away from him and at the end of your story, that was all I could think about in regards to what happens next.

Your bad guys were very bad guys. Their method of execution and our crew's reaction got me asking questions. I briefly wondered why such a seasoned crew would be so astonished. But then with a bit of thought I realised that despite having been through war zones and other nasties, the majority of deaths they would have seen would have been cleaner than that. Zap and the body is gone. This was an entirely different thing.

And Kirk's final decision to not let Kramer take Spock formed the crux of the reason why Spock had to leave. Though I have to say that through out the fic, you made excellent use of defining the relationship between Kirk and Spock using actions rather than simply writing it out in words. A great technique that also kept me glued to the page.

I was pretty much glued the entire time :D

Thanks for writing such an involving fic. Enoyable, thought provoking, lovely and long, and explanatory in a way that fits perfectly into canon, and actually adds depth to the onscreen interactions between our characters. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nutty
(I'll stop babbling now :D)

Author's Response: Thank you very much for such an in-depth review! I'm glad you enjoyed the story even if it does indeed open the gateway to far less sunny times. Kirk and Spock are my passion, and I'm happy if what I write for them is engaging. AH is indeed a rather lengthy story. I'm grateful that you survived through it till the end.;-)

Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 11 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 29: Epilogue

No, I'm not going to stop, cos I forgot something.

Sudak. A character we were designed to hate. I really liked the Vulcan background you created for the Shari and the th'y'la relationship. Sudak was a forceful character, but with logical reasons for everything he did. His spin with Uhura was an interesting twist. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes when she caught up with him. Vulcan or not, I think Uhura could kick some serious butt for doing what he did.

And yeah, I could keep babbling, but I will shut up now.

Nutty
(cracked around the edges)

Author's Response: LOL. Oh, I'm with you, she coulda kicked him all the way back to hell --sorry, Vulcan. Sudak didn't realize unfortunately that he should have been grateful to Spock for intervening. LOL. He's not really a bad guy. Just very single-minded.

Decimal by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (14
Summary: Written for InfiniteViking as a cheer-up fic; tax season is still going strong in the 23rd century.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., Spock
Genre: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 690    Read Count: 927
[Report This] Published: 10 Feb 2009 Updated: 10 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 03 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

::giggle:: Poor Jimmy. I so empathise with him. It's okay to be good at what you do, but all of us have to file tax returns and most of us aren't good at that (I'm with the majority on this one :D).

Spock, I have to say, brother-in-arms and all, should now volunteer to do Jim's taxes every year. It would probably take him no more than two minutes anyway.

I do love the wounded dog sound. I grinned myself silly. Poor Jim.

Thanks for an amusing read.

Nutty
(heading to bed with a grin on her face)

Author's Response: Thanks for reading it! I'm surprised at how many people like this one. LOL! I guess taxes really are universal.

Rituals by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary: Written for my friend Gumnut; a quiet moment with the trinity. Very short.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 411    Read Count: 1117
[Report This] Published: 11 Feb 2009 Updated: 11 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 23 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I still love this. I feel for the three of them, to be tiding such bad news must be heartbreaking. I can see them sitting there, so quiet, not needing words.

Thank you so much for writing, hon.

Nutty
(spoilt)

Author's Response: You're very welcome!

On the Air by Anna Amuse    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (11
Summary: What else happened after V'Ger. Spoilers: TMP, obviously.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Scott, Montgomery (Scotty)
Genre: General, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1639    Read Count: 1210
[Report This] Published: 14 Feb 2009 Updated: 14 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 06 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Poor Scotty. That is just evil :D

Though I have to admit that I was almost expecting him to shout the woman down.

But you're probably right. Considering what the press do nowadays, the thought of what they might do in the case of saving the planet...::shudder::

Thanks for an entertaining read.

Nutty
(still at lunch)

Author's Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. :-)

Best Smile by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: (2228) - Six year old Montgomery Scott has already learned a few lessons, and one of those is simple: "People leave. Even when you don't want them to." Not quite his POV, not quite apart from it.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Scott, Montgomery (Scotty)
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: Arc of the Wolf: Distant Horizons, Arc of the Wolf
Completed: Yes    Word count: 819    Read Count: 1197
[Report This] Published: 15 Feb 2009 Updated: 15 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 27 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

ach, you've tapped into Mummy-me and have me all parenting-like and trying to remember what to and not to do for KJ!

Nice little characterisation. I can definitely agree that Scotty would be one of those pull everything apart kids :D

Thanks for writing.

Nutty
(prisoner of Ork)

Author's Response: LOL! You're way ahead of Cait Scott. She was never really suited for motherhood, at all.

Wait by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: (2232) - Spock, McCoy and Scott meet as children. Kinda. Probably not what she had in mind (given the age gaps between them), but hey. Of course, none of the involved parties know each other.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Scott, Montgomery (Scotty), Spock
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: Arc of the Wolf: Distant Horizons, Arc of the Wolf
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1628    Read Count: 1260
[Report This] Published: 15 Feb 2009 Updated: 15 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 27 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting little meeting :D Though I'm having qualms about leaving KJ anywhere like that, but then I'm a hovering freakout kind of mother who really needs to learn to step back before she does get to that age.

Your Scotty is definitely of the shy type. Having not read much of your other work yet, do you delve into why he is so independent and socially isolating himself? I certainly can see this in the character and look forward to finding out how else you build the character up.

Nice little fic. Thanks for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(still a prisoner of Ork)

Author's Response: Thanks for reading! Yep, it gets explained, though it's a very slow process. It literally takes decades for the whole story to come to light. He is shy; he's an introvert, though by the time you get to TOS, he's a whole lot better at interacting with surface friendliness while guarding the rest zealously. And hopefully, you'll continue to like it! :D Thanks again!

Mothers by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: Winona Kirk, holding her eight-month-old son at a diplomatic function of some sort, gets to share a moment of motherhood with Amanda, long before that's significant.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: None
Genre: Family, Friendship
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 671    Read Count: 1011
[Report This] Published: 17 Feb 2009 Updated: 17 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 23 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ooooh, that's a point I had never considered. Spock was brought up Vulcan, but what of the needs of his mother. It's a two way street need in motherhood, would Amanda have been permitted to hug/hold Spock as she needed?

A great fic, hon. It says so much without directly having to say it directly and that's something I love to read...where the story becomes more than just the words.

Thanks so much for writing.

Nutty
(prisoner of Ork)

Author's Response: I think Amanda would have; I don't think anyone could deny her, at least in his infanthood. Thank you very much!

Inherit the Stars by infiniteviking    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: On a camping trip gone wrong, Kirk demands to know what Spock sees in the sky.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1028    Read Count: 1382
[Report This] Published: 26 Feb 2009 Updated: 26 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 23 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Inherit the Stars

Oh god that was beautiful. And I so needed it. Many thanks to steff for pointing me in this direction.

Wonderfully written with so much unsaid said.

The line where Spock thought it wasn't fair that Jim couldn't see the Enterprise was poignant. I adored the tent joke and Spock using quotes to get out of an original description is a idea I had never considered and makes complete sense. He uses quotes so often, and this makes perfect sense as to why.

Thanks so much for writing. This is a wonderful fic and I will remember it fondly (and re-read it several times, I'm sure :D).

Nutty
(this made crawling out of bed before the sun totally worth it)

Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much for your touching review! I'm so glad it worked that well for you, and hope you continue to enjoy it in the future. It was really the stars that made me do it. They seem so close when the air is cold and clear. And oh hi, I remember you (and your great stories) from livejournal! ^___^ Will have to go over and look at your fics when I get time (school is killing my reading time these days). See you around!

Footsteps in the Void by infiniteviking    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (13
Summary: Shipfic -- as in starship. She is not dead as long as they live to remember her.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 121    Read Count: 1046
[Report This] Published: 26 Feb 2009 Updated: 26 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 22 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Footsteps in the Void

Oh wail...beloved Enterprise, may we never forget.

A lovely eulogy for our favourite starship.

Thanks so much for writing.

Nutty
(newbie here)

Author's Response: Hi, Nutty! I remember you from lj! *smiles* Thanks so much for your review! She'll always be sailing on in somebody's heart... no bloody A,B,C, or D. ;)

Souvenirs by eponymous_rose    Rated: K      Reviews (6
Summary: Early in the five-year mission, Sulu discovers that Chekov's been indulging in a thoroughly bizarre hobby.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Chekov, Pavel, Sulu, Hikaru
Genre: Friendship, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1990    Read Count: 1062
[Report This] Published: 01 Mar 2009 Updated: 01 Mar 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 15 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

And I really enjoyed this one too :D You give good depth to Chekov and Sulu, give them firm character traits and play them out nicely.

Also, I like the concept of them being a little homesick. It is not something I've seen discussed before and it hasn't really occurred to me, but you're right, they, and especially Chekov are liable to be very homesick at times.

Thanks for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(4.56am, maybe I should go back to bed now)

Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed this one - thanks for reviewing! :D It's fun to play with the idea of the crew being a bit more down-to-earth (so to speak).

China by SLWalker    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: (2245) - Eighteen-year-old Leonard McCoy, packing up his mother's china, just about ready to leave for pre-med. Short, very stream-of-consciousness. Written for Cuppy.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: McCoy, Leonard (Bones)
Genre: Family, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1261    Read Count: 781
[Report This] Published: 06 Mar 2009 Updated: 06 Mar 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 23 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aw god, that was beautiful. I could see the dust floating in the air, feel the warmth of the sun through the window. Lovely imagery. And so true to character. McCoy definitely would have wanted a family. He is that kind of guy and without the medicine, would have made a great father. But he gave himself to the cause.

A truly emotional and heartfelt fic. Thanks so much for writing :D

Nutty
(enjoying this foray back into ST...there are some fantastic writers here :D)

Author's Response: Thanks much! It's not my favorite of the lot, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Hell to Pay by Lil black dog    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: A missing scene from Absolute Horizon, takes place immediately after chapter 17. If you haven’t read it, this will make little to no sense. Go and read it right now – do not pass ‘go’, do not collect $200.

Just what happened after the events in the zero-G booth? A look at what occurred through the eyes of McCoy, Kirk, Chapel and Spock.
Chapters: 4    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Absolute Horizon
Completed: Yes    Word count: 8254    Read Count: 5480
[Report This] Published: 13 Mar 2009 Updated: 13 Mar 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 11 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: McCoy

Uh-hah! After the zero G scene I was sitting there thinking 'just wait until McCoy sees these two!' and was mildly disappointed we didn't get to see that scene in real time. But! You managed to target that exact scene and wrote it anyway :D So now I can read it :D Thanks so much for doing that. I enjoyed this. Though I have to say that Kirk and Spock's pain is a little hard to bear :( They beat each other up so much in 'Absolute Horizon' ::sigh:: Thank goodness we know that they eventually got back together...but not without a great deal of pain beforehand.

A great fic, thanks for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(eagerly onto the next one befroe the washing machine orders me to hang out the washing)

Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. It was a scene I was awaiting with much anticipation as well, and was sorely disappointed when it didn't appear. But as fate would have it, both Anna and Steff dared me to write something, and so with Anna's blessing, this is what came from that challenge. Hats off to Anna for such a superb story, and for being gracious enough to allow a novice to play in her universe for a little while. Cuppy (my laundry is done for the day, but I empathize ;-])

Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 14 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Kirk

Obviously the washing beat me to it and I've only now gotten to read this chapter.

Poor Jimmy. Trapped in his own need for human interaction yet subconsciously forgetting that he isn't interacting with a human and shouldn't expect human responses. he knows it intellectually, but there are some aspects of our psyche that we don't quite have control over.

Lovely little point of view from our favourite captain. Thanks for writing and sharing.

Nutty
(stuck at work)

Author's Response: Thanks, Nutty. That's the problem with our impulsive Jim Kirk - he wants, he needs, and often he doesn't stop to think about the best way to attain that goal, or what others might want or need. He doesn't always realize that what he sees as important or necessary may be perceived differently by someone else. He tends to reflect on the situation after he as already given in to his impulses, and it is often too late to do things right by then. You have explored this aspect of his personality in your works as well, the best example being the ficlet 'Revenge'. All he knows is Spock is hurt and he makes a snap decision as to the cause of it, the need for revenge, for punishment and accountability outweighing logical thought. He neglects to take a moment to assess the situation and discover the true reason behind Spock's injuries. Still waiting for a full story to develop around that piece ;-). Pretty please? Cuppy (my day off but motivation is sorely lacking)

Through the Looking Glass by Lil black dog    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: While contemplating the extermination of a million colonists on Deneva, Kirk compares his decision to the one Kodos made on Tarsus.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T.
Genre: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1772    Read Count: 1220
[Report This] Published: 14 Mar 2009 Updated: 14 Mar 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 22 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Bloody hell that was a great piece of writing. I've never seen a better illustration of the difficulty, no, that is too light a word...trauma? of command. You've done a fantastic job here of working within established canon to explain exactly how Kirk came to his decision and why. You've managed to tie a movie and two episodes together seamlessly and defined Kirk's commanding characteristics in such a clear way as I've never read before.

This is the first fic I've read here, and the first fic of yours I've seen. If this is just the beginning, then I'm in for a serious treat.

Thanks so much for writing.

Nutty
(newbie here)

Author's Response: Wow! I'm floored by your response. All I can say is thanks! The morality of command and the choices someone might have to make if they were thrust into that situation is a topic near and dear to my heart. This is the first fic of mine you've seen, because I'm a newbie, too - thank Anna and Steff for the inspiration and gentle nudge to try my hand at this... Cuppy

The Siren Arcturus by Terilynn    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: Will Riker makes a decision.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation
Characters: Riker, William
Genre: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1126    Read Count: 1072
[Report This] Published: 18 Mar 2009 Updated: 18 Mar 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 30 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is an extremely moody piece :D The atmosphere you build is so crystal clear it almost raises goosebumps on my arms.

It was good to see that Riker didn't choose to go into Starfleet to spite his father. I got the impression that he had simply removed the man from his world and gone his own way.

I like the ideas of Riker having neighbours that he was really close to. It helps when your parents don't supply what is needed to have it come from another source.

A really nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing.

Nutty
(prisoner of Ork)

Author's Response: Thank you for taking the time to read and review it! Glad you enjoyed!

Challenge Response: Legacy by Funngunner    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: An exploration into the reasons behind Cadet Kelly Mahan chose to enroll in the Academy, after her mother's death.
Winner: "Motivational Motivations" Challenge
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Multiple
Genre: Drama, Family
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: No    Word count: 1154    Read Count: 776
[Report This] Published: 18 Mar 2009 Updated: 18 Mar 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed
Date: 30 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh god that is chilling. Beautifully executed piece of writing. I know nothing of your original character (I'm a newbie here) and I'm not usually inclined to read much outside of canon type fics, but this was excellent.

The counting drew me in further and further as I tried to work out what she was doing. I also liked the fact she found sports difficult instead of academia, I can so empathise with that :D

But the ending, the ending was the clincher. You gave her mother such character and then got out the axe. Excellent execution (pun intended).

Thanks so much for sharing.

Nutty
(prisoner of Ork)

Precious Gift by Lil black dog    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (4
Summary: Kirk is hurting; Spock knows why and tries his best to help. Can't say more without giving too much away...
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: Friendship
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3382    Read Count: 1430
[Report This] Published: 22 Mar 2009 Updated: 22 Mar 2009
Reviewer: Gumnut Signed Liked
Date: 22 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Precious Gift

That was a lovely illustration of the trio friendship with a good emphasis on Spock and Jim. I will admit to wanting to thwap Spock around the head for not mentioning Sybok, but then I would have to admit that STV occurred :D

I thought your characterisation of Spock was really well done, and the initial scene with the crew on the bridge was picture perfect in my brain.

Jim admitting his thoughts on Spock vs Sam as brothers was very revealing.

Thanks for writing. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting my three favourite spacemen.

Nutty
(prisoner of work)

Author's Response: Thank you, Nutty! There actually was a scene several edits back where Spock thought about Sybok, but it didn't work so I dropped it LOL! Besides, we couldn't have Spock mentioning his brother before ST:V, now could we? ;-). I'm pleased that it read okay - I was worried it might come off as too emotional for Kirk, Spock, or both! I am very new at this, and Spock is my absolute favorite character, so therefore he is the one I'm afraid to write most - don't want to screw him up - so if he came off sounding true to character, I'm pleased - and relieved! Cuppy