|Reviews for An Officer and a Gentlewoman|
| capriciously quixotic 10/12/12 . chapter 1
I love Shannon as well, and found it a pity the books don't feature more of her, and being tucked away in Bolthole makes it difficult to ship her with anyone.
Naomi's somewhat more likeable here, although it's a bit of a stretch to have her running away from home, and for Ginny to dislike her to such an extent. Still, it was well written, and I agree that the professional spies probably wouldn't get along with Shannon, who only pays attention to important things.
I've noticed the negative portrayals of GLBT characters as well, and although you have to pay attention to find those brief references, they're either sexual predators (of genetic slaves), antagonists, or happily married women who used to have relationships with other women, while the men barely appear.
| Barbarossa Rotbart 10/6/12 . chapter 1
| Guest 10/2/12 . chapter 1
I read for entertainment not social commentary. Your story was good, I liked the characters.
| Guest 9/28/12 . chapter 1
One minor correction, Thandi Palane was not a "Scrag"; she was from an impoverished frontier plane (Ndebele). Her "Amazons" are Scrags, however.
The Virgina Usher character was a bit more abrasive than previous text would indicate, and I thought for awhile that there would be more "wheels within wheels" with Victor and the Ushers involved. But apparently not.
Still, a well-told tale.
| skywiseskychan 9/24/12 . chapter 1
Heh, I love this little short story. It's quick, well thought out, and a fun read. I would love to see a full length Honor Harrington story out of you. I also agree that it's a shame how marginalized Shannon was after she got to bolthole.
On the story itself yes the end is a bit weak, and they really do leap into bed but still it is rather amusing.
| pokermind 9/15/12 . chapter 1
I enjoyed the story, even the "an Officer and Gentleman" ending. I think you caught Shannon's "loose canon" personality perfectly. I miss her appearance in later books
| Guest 9/3/12 . chapter 1
Enjoyed your drummer.
Tks for your time.
| bhut 9/1/12 . chapter 1
That was a nice story, though a bit heavy-handed in relation to sexual orientation of the various characters involved here; most of your stories aren't that intense (not couting Harley/Ivy ones, at least). Still, I certainly had fun reading it, even if I'm not a big fan of the Honorverse and its characters. Thanks for breaking out of your hiatus, in any case!
| Captain Kurt Hoffman 8/31/12 . chapter 1
Y'know, as much as I don't really mind the Ushers, this story was well done and enjoyable. I wouldn't mind reading a one-shot sequel or something of that sort.
That was a hint.
In all seriousness, well done, and thanks for a good read. I needed a pick-me-up. Keep up the good writing.
| shanejayell 8/31/12 . chapter 1
Good job. I liked it. :D
| Guest 8/31/12 . chapter 1
Heh. Yeah, the ending is a bit rushed but I liked it. :D
| Alsike 8/30/12 . chapter 1
Oh man, I've just been getting into the HH books, and clearly femslash makes everything even better! Also, I just love the whole military romanticism of this story.