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Here to Learn by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: As Spock is on the bridge, listening to Pike being a mentor, he reflects some himself. Something of a companion to the Arc of the Wolf story 'Tactics'.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Pike, Christopher, Spock
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 703    Read Count: 897
[Report This] Published: 08 Feb 2009 Updated: 08 Feb 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 07 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

And here I was thinking you could only write good Scotty stories.

Wrong.

Very nice, early days Spock vignette.

Author's Response: Thank you much. I try to do well with every character I write, even if I have an admitted favorite.

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: 764
[Report This] Published: 10 Feb 2009 Updated: 10 Feb 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 22 Sep 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, poor Captain, we've all been there, don't feel so bad. Of course in our cases we usually didn't have one of the smartest and most intelligent people in the known universe to point out our error and make us feel like a complete and utter fool.

Kirk needs a tax advisor. H&R Spock?

Summary: In an alternate universe where Captain Kirk was born a woman, she must make a difficult choice in the aftermath of Gary Mitchell's death.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series, Alternate Universes
Characters: Kirk, James T.
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama
Warnings: Adult Situations
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4247    Read Count: 853
[Report This] Published: 23 Feb 2009 Updated: 23 Feb 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 11 Jan 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Jane Kirk's Enterprise 1

Terrific concept and story, really enjoyed this quite a bit. Gender bender isn't usually my fare and neither is canon Trek to be honest but this got me hooked pretty much straight away. Making Kirk and Gary a captain/first officer pairing, and then adding an unwanted, forced pregnancy into the mix was absolutely brilliant. As was Jane's voice throughout this story.

Many women have surely been in these kind of unfortunate situations but thanks to Trek, you added a unique spin to this tale which gives this story another dimension in which there is no real villain other than the situation in which Kirk finds herself.

Excellent work.

Summary: In 2413 the United Federation of Planets and its allies are once again at war. Exploration is on the back-burner as Starfleet concentrates on defending the Federation’s heart from a blood-thirsty and violent species from the Gamma Quadrant as well as a growing threat from a well-organized militia trying to disrupt a Romulan-Reman accord.

Now odd occurrences at its back door begin to cause the UFP alarm, right on the eve of the budding peace initiative in the region. Something or someone is murdering supply ship commanders near the remote and normally calm edges of the Romulan Neutral Zone. The only eye-witness accounts describe the attackers as being ghosts.

Fresh off her fiery stint as the captain of a small Starfleet defense ship, the newly ordained commanding officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise-G, along with a tenacious band of defense ship commanders, are burdened with a task that will either bring peace to the region or will let the enemy run unabated through the galaxy, destroying everything the UFP holds dear…

…and really, what would that do to the family name?
Chapters: 65    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Riker, Beth
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Adult Situations, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Heritage
Completed: Yes    Word count: 148805    Read Count: 98507
[Report This] Published: 23 Feb 2009 Updated: 07 Apr 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 20 Jun 2009 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter Three - Part Five

Well, that was an interesting way to handle Q. A long way from how Picard, Sisko and Janeway dealt with his meddling.
It helps, of course, that they are already so accustomed to each other. This is going to make for a very unique relationship.

Author's Response: *Smile* The relationship between Beth and Q is MUCH different from the relationship between Q and her elders. It's touched upon several times in this book. Hope you're enjoying so far. Thank you for reading and commenting!

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 11 May 2009 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter One - Part One

Just started to read this and I like it quite a bit so far.

Usually I'm not much for 'future' story-lines but the writing here is so crisp and the characters so interesting that this has drawn me right in.

You've clearly created quite a detailed history of your new future complete with dangerous new enemies and a much more diverse Federation.

I especially like Beth so far. And the other crew members also sound quite interesting with plenty of potential for conflict.

Looking forward to explore more of this bold new future.

Author's Response: Cejay! Thanks so much. This is a HUGE project...I promise you it's worth taking your time with. :)

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Date: 19 May 2009 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Two - Part One

Always wondered who counsels the counselors.

Enya (she doesn't sing, does she?) clearly has still much to learn about her craft. Well she couldn't have hoped for a better mentor than Deanna.

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 11 May 2009 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter One - Part Two

He didn't know? Had no clue his daugher was the captain of the Enterprise. That made me smirk big time.

Awesome.

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 14 May 2009 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter One - Part Four

A lot of back-story in this chapter but it turns out it's all incredibly relevant.

Beth's revelation is world shaking for her parents. She's basically been hiding a serious disability from them for all her life.

It be interesting to see how she manages to perform her duties as a starship captain with such a potentially distracting handicap.

Also interesting, as far as I can remember Deanna wasn't much for telepathic communications herself when she was on the Enterprise-D. Clearly that has changed.

Author's Response: Deanna has empathic children. I think I mention that Deanna recalled being put off by Lwaxana's own preference to speak telepathically so Deanna's much more patient...she's also much older. The episode "Menage a Troi" is one where I base Deanna's increased comfort level with her own Betazoid skills...she saw Beth's rejection of those abilities as more than just being annoyed - she saw them as a rejection of her own heritage...something Deanna herself had to overcome really. Not the least of which...Cassidy was born without the ability - so for Beth to reject them was difficult for Deanna. Bill however - he has no issues with it. At all. :) You will see that there is an AWFUL LOT of backstory in this book...but it's also serving as the jumping off point for three more books - hence the need for the detail and the history. I can't thank you enough for reading!

Gibraltar: Vignettes by Gibraltar    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (10
Summary:

A collection of short stories involving Gibraltar series characters.


Chapters: 4    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - USS Gibraltar
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Gibraltar
Completed: Yes    Word count: 5421    Read Count: 4488
[Report This] Published: 26 Feb 2009 Updated: 21 Jan 2012
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 22 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 4: Life is Choices

Terrific tale of that one fateful encounter that started it all. And yes, by all I mean a series of rather unfortunate events, mostly to do with death, destruction and general despair.

And a whole bunch of gripping adventures.

Author's Response:

Thanks, CeJay!  I'd like to think after all the crew (and Sandhurst) have been through, eventually they're going to catch a break.  Knowing their luck, though...  ;-)

The Long Road by Gibraltar    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (32
Summary: Past Featured Story

The life and times of the El Aurian Pava Lar'ragos.


Chapters: 11    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Lar'ragos, Pava
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Gibraltar
Completed: Yes    Word count: 21246    Read Count: 14456
[Report This] Published: 26 Feb 2009 Updated: 22 Jul 2010
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 16 Nov 2009 Title: Chapter 10: Best Served Cold

Was doing some research on my own Pava story and came across this little tale which I must have missed the first time around.

Great stuff. I love it when the Federation, through the SMT's and the most dangerous El Aurian this side of the Milky Way, takes its gloves off to deal out some very effective punishment against its enemies.

Very well done.

Author's Response:

Yeah, this is definitely not your father's Federation anymore.  Especially with President Satie's more hands-off approach to foreign relations, there's now a heavier reliance on Special Operations missions when the Federation wants to get a point across or stop an enemy cold in their tracks.

Thanks for the review!

A Fateful Course by Miranda Fave    Rated: K      Reviews (7
Summary:

A TrekBBS challenge. The theme was 'Lower Decks'. To quote the challenger:

This month's challenge is all about the small fries, the supportive cast, the guys and girls who don't usually get to be in the limelight.

The Lower Decks

Your entry must focus on one or more protagonists who hail from the lower decks and are not part of the regular cast of characters.


Max. length is 3000 words

I chose as my setting, the Voyager pilot 'Caretaker' and took the opportunity to write about a few of the faces we saw in this episode alone, with a few names thrown in from later in the series.


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Voyager
Characters: Janeway, Kathryn, Kim, Harry, Paris, Tom
Genre: Drama, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2031    Read Count: 1020
[Report This] Published: 07 Mar 2009 Updated: 07 Mar 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 06 Jul 2013 Title: Chapter 1: A Fateful Course

I really like this short glimpse at characters that could have made a real impact on the show had they been allowed to live. Stadi was not only a looker, she could have been a terrific foil to the young and swashbuckling Tom Paris and a rivalry between the two could have made for some interesting story potential. And and of course an emotional Vulcan would have been story telling gold.

You fleshed out these minor characters so well here, it makes their demise twice as tragic and I find myself wishing we'd had a chance to get to know them even more.

Great stuff.

The Chains of Error by mdgarcia, Gibraltar    Rated: MA    Liked  Reviews (30
Summary:

A crossover novel between Star Trek: Gibraltar and Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead!

The Chains of Error cover layout, logo, and design by Steff Watson; render by Michael Garcia; TMP Enterprise mesh by Dennis Bailey; special thanks to David MetlesitsStardate 54310.98: A very attractive Commander arrives at Starbase 375 near the Cardassian border to assume custody of a very dangerous prisoner... all by herself. They depart together in the runabout Sacramento; sixteen hours into their trip, they come under attack by the Maquis.

Stardate 54311.8: The starship USS Gibraltar, while en route to a Federation convoy to the Rudyard Colonies, is diverted by the distress signal of the runabout Sacramento. Upon arrival, they find the runabout destroyed and an encrypted beacon points the way toward an escape pod. Now, Captain Sandhurst and his new executive officer, T'Ser, must deal with the formidable presence of Commander Ariel Elannis, and her prisoner, former Starfleet Captain Sabrina Diaz.


Chapters: 13    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Elannis, Ariel, Ensemble Cast - USS Gibraltar, Kincaid, Jesse, Leone, Krystine
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Het
Series: Star Trek: Gibraltar, Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead
Completed: Yes    Word count: 62020    Read Count: 4925
[Report This] Published: 22 Mar 2009 Updated: 07 Feb 2012
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 23 Dec 2010 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter Seven

About time this gets another chapter.

The battle is afoot and for a brief moment it looked as if Gibraltar & friends would have an easy victory for once. Then the universe remembered the absurdity of such an idea and promptly changed the odds.

And look at Sandhurst flexing his rarely used diplomatic muscles. To everyone's surprise, the sly fox has already hammered out half of a deal to ensure an independent Maquis state. Now the question is, will the Federation play ball, too.

And then there is Pava and the SMT's. They were a bit heavy on the catch phrases and pre-mission rituals here for my tastes but you can't argue with their effectiveness.

Outstanding, as always.

Author's Response:

Thanks for the review, CeJay!  Yeah, the SMT's are full of machismo swagger, but that comes with the territory in their line of work.  As for Sandhurst, he's playing things pretty close to the vest here, but given that this is him... things could conceivably unravel and go sideways any second. 

Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 28 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Nine

OK, Pava clearly is in a bad place right now. I mean ... worse place. Never knew the guy had a death wish, but seeing what he's been through, here, and generally, I can understand.

And while I was never Ariel's greatest fan, I'm sorry to see her go out like this. The only consolation is that this happens years after her Farragut adventures and therefore, hopefully, we get to see her pop up again.

When are people gonna learn? When you want to live, stay far, far away from Gibraltar and her crew. Unless your name is Pava Lar'ragos. He's pretty much screwed either way.

Author's Response:

Pava's in a bad place, yes, but then again he has been for a while now.  He's at a turning point, but which direction will he choose to go? 

Thaniks for the review!

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 16 Sep 2009 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Six

I'm tempted to say that Sandhurst might have missed his calling. The guy should have been a diplomat. I had no idea he was such a prudent negotiator. But I guess selling his Maquis-state plan to Kincaid and Diaz was just the easy part. Selling this to Command, the Federation and the Cardassians, now that's going to take some serious lobbying.

In the meantime we learn the full extent of Galmesh's surprisingly cunning plan. Or maybe not so surprisingly cunning considering that he's working hand in hand with a Romulan, of all people. Love the irony that she is his lover and enemy. That's poetic.

I didn't agree with T'Ser's call however to keep the Gallant back when Galmesh attacked. It felt a little bit like tempting fate. We're talking about Gibraltar after all, with this ship you never want to take any chances. I'm sure T'Ser will learn.

Terrific chapter but I do get frustrated that every other installment of yours includes a couple of words I've never heard before. A learning experience, I guess.

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 24 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

A fantastic story so far and a lot of things to like.

Gibraltar gets to team up with some real muscle for a change. Something tells me it won't be quite enough to keep them out of real trouble.

Kincaid as a Maquis leader was a real surprise. Of all of Farragut's crew, he would have been the last I'd expected to join our favorite terrorist cell. But then again I never saw Eddington coming either.

And it looks like Gibraltar and company are going to get help from an old friend. I'm curious to see how Sandhurst will react to this unexpected reunion.

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 23 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Four

Another fantastic chapter.

You gotta love seeing Starfleet going on the offensive for once. Not something you see every day. And these guys appear to be serious. God help the Maquis.

I really liked Diaz here unable to delude herself about the changed nature of the Maquis any longer. But still, it's hard to believe that she's lost all her loyalties to her former organization. We'll see.

As for Ebnal; he's something else alright.

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 23 Jun 2009 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Five

Ordinarily I would say that it looks like as if the Maquis are finished, their colonies dismantled, their very homes gone, their forces no match for Starfleet's resolve.

Ordinarily I might sit back and enjoy Gibraltar kicking some butt for once without the usual and painful sacrifices.

But this is Gibraltar, we're talking about. So no matter how good things look right now, I know it won’t last. Looks like Galmesh will make sure of that.

Excellent stuff though. I'm totally hooked.

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 01 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Three

Another terrific chapter all around.

The battle between Amberjack and the Maquis was tightly written and exciting to read ... well at least until it was clear that they were all going to die. At that point it just became kinda heartbreaking.

But they will not have died in vain as now the 'gloves are coming off'.

Loved the Sandhurst/Pava encounter. Looks like Donald isn't quite ready to make nice with our favorite El Aurian but hopefully that's going to be a temporary rift.

Sandhurst meeting Kircheis was fascinating also. I'm growing quite fond of the young captain of the Gallant. Sandhurst shows an almost fatherly concern here as he already predicts another emotionally distressing enconter with the enemy. This guy needs a break like Ariel Elannis needs a celibacy pledge

The Face of the Smiling Vulcan by mdgarcia    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (2
Summary: Past Featured Story

Vance Carmichael and the small crew of the courier runabout Yosemite answer a distress call from the Excelsior-class starship USS Cairo. When they arrive at the drifting ship, there are more questions than answers as to what happened and why. (McKenna timeline/Alternate Universe Trek)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Alternate Universes
Characters: None
Genre: Horror
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Where No One Has Gone Before
Completed: Yes    Word count: 10460    Read Count: 1097
[Report This] Published: 26 Mar 2009 Updated: 26 Mar 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 30 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 1: The Face of the Smiling Vulcan

I appreciate a story from the viewpoints of the not so glamorous Starfleet officers, the foot soldiers, the small cogs who are nevertheless essential to keep the machine running smoothly.

The protagonist was likeable and the antagonist inconspicuous at first. I was perhaps a bit surprised to see this set in an alternate universe as it could have fit very well in the proper one as well.

The ending was surprisingly dark and not what you'd hope for.

A great little story that begs for some form of continuation at some point.

Author's Response:

It was originally written for an online Star Trek roleplaying game called Where No One Has Gone Before.  I had to keep it within the context of that storyline.

Thanks for reading! :)

-- MDg

Stand And Wait by IntrepidSovereign    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: Commander Sydney Satterwhite, formerly of the USS Toledo, reflects on the past and the future as she waits for her next assignment.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Satterwhite, Sydney, Sutek
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: Tales Of The Storyteller
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1937    Read Count: 743
[Report This] Published: 27 Apr 2009 Updated: 27 Apr 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 07 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Absolutely enjoyable from start to finish.

I've already marked this as my most anticipated new fan fiction series. No pressure.

Author's Response: Oooh! A fan! Move over, Sydney, I'm not sure I can live up to such high expectations, either. ;) Thanks for reading! :)

Proof of Duty by Terilynn    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: A response to Challenge #6 - Redshirt Challenge; Ensign Elliott Cole
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Riker, Beth
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death
Series: Star Trek: Heritage
Completed: Yes    Word count: 576    Read Count: 774
[Report This] Published: 03 May 2009 Updated: 03 May 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 04 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Proof of Duty

The most frequently uttered sentence of a dying soldier: "Tell my wife I love her."

The last minutes of a dying Redshirt. Powerful, gripping stuff.

Well told!

Send-Off by IntrepidSovereign    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: There is one thing left for Sydney Satterwhite to do before making the next major step in her career...but she can't bring herself to do it. A follow-up to "Stand And Wait".
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Satterwhite, Sydney, Sutek
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: Tales Of The Storyteller
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1804    Read Count: 619
[Report This] Published: 07 May 2009 Updated: 07 May 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 08 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Turns out the hype was justfied.

Excellent follow up. Any chance this may grow into a feature length series? Now that would be fun.

Author's Response: Thanks for reading! There will be a few more short ones; I'll probably gather those into an anthology. I'm brainstorming on three longer pieces. I can't say when they'll be ready.

Dealing With It by IntrepidSovereign    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: Sydney grapples with a painful event from her past. Some dark humor at work here. Response to Mistral's Signature Challenge.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Satterwhite, Sydney, Sutek
Genre: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: Tales Of The Storyteller
Completed: Yes    Word count: 950    Read Count: 629
[Report This] Published: 08 May 2009 Updated: 08 May 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 09 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Dealing With It

A very thorough explorations of Sydney's guilt-ridden conscience. Every Starfleet officer worth his/her pips needs a few dead people in their past to feel bad about.

Most of the time it wasn't their fault but that doesn't mean they shouldn't feel a bit guilty about it.

You've chosen a terrific way for her two face her own skeletons here. Not just because it's really funny but also because it rings true.

A counselor would have a field day with this.

Thumbs way up!

Author's Response: I was hoping I didn't get all carried away with the humor, but I guess it turned out all right. Thanks for reading! :)

The Other Half Of Me by IntrepidSovereign    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (6
Summary: Dr. Savannah Satterwhite celebrates her sister Sydney's promotion. Companion story to "Send-Off".
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Satterwhite, Sydney, Sutek
Genre: Family
Warnings: None
Series: Tales Of The Storyteller
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1101    Read Count: 602
[Report This] Published: 12 May 2009 Updated: 12 May 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 13 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: The Other Half Of Me

You can learn a ton about a person by listening to the people who are closest to them.

And Vannah clearly loves her sister without compromise which makes this and especially charming piece.

Author's Response: Aww, thank you! :)

The Order by IntrepidSovereign    Rated: K      Reviews (4
Summary: The word comes down from on high: Ensign Sydney Satterwhite is being assigned to the Pennsylvania. She just doesn't know it yet...
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Satterwhite, Sydney, Sutek
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: Tales Of The Storyteller
Completed: Yes    Word count: 248    Read Count: 603
[Report This] Published: 15 May 2009 Updated: 15 May 2009
Reviewer: CeJay Signed
Date: 16 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: The Order

Neat little background story about Sydney's transfer to the Penn.

So Sutak had his eyes on her from the very start. Makes one wonder what he saw in the young ensign. Destiny?

Author's Response: Thanks for reading!
I don't know how to answer your question without spoiling anything! ;)