|Reviews for Judgement Day 06: The Partisan|
| tanithlipsky chapter 3 . 9/25/2014
| nased0 chapter 1 . 12/15/2011
That was the best Q-fic I ever read!
Now I can imagine what it means to be an energy-based lifeform living in some subspace, with body consisting of entangled quantum wave functions.
Please continue this series, it has great potential and deserves to be completed.
| RogerD chapter 3 . 1/26/2009
An absolutely excellent story.
It is well written and thoughtful.
But most important of all it gives a believable portrayal of what the Q really are.
| MizJoely chapter 1 . 1/14/2009
The more I read this series, the more I like it. I didn't think I'd care for "a different character's POV per story" style, but I do! On to the next one.
| whirleeq chapter 3 . 9/5/2008
I actually stumbled across this whole arc on your website, and followed your link here to leave you a review. This is absolutely incredibly imaginative, dark, and a bit scary. Probably one of the best AU collections of star trek fanfiction that I have read. It takes a pretty silly episode of voyager and turns it on its head. A chilling portrayal of civil war in the Q continuum. I love your portrayal of the Q, and how you describe their power. It almost reminds me of those old-style, text based MUDs where a clever user could manipulate the environment by creating and assigning properties to 'objects'.
The relationship between the two Q is captivating. You've taken a bit character and fleshed her out beautifully. Altogether brilliant.
| GSYH chapter 2 . 4/16/2008
Oh god, cannibalism. It just gets worse and worse until you wonder if it's time for another Big Bang.
| GSYH chapter 1 . 4/16/2008
Was this Q the Q that the usual Q actually had a child with in the canon timeline?
I really like her point of view, and while I love change, death is still not one of them, it ends so much possibilities.
| dragonnefyre chapter 3 . 9/4/2003
I love your Judgement Day series! Are you going to do another one anytime soon? The reducing of the Q to a more "human" warlike race that has fallen from their self proclaimed deitihood was very well done. The inclusion of other Powers from the different series and their reactions to the situation was impressive. Keep it up!
| Tharin chapter 3 . 7/16/2003
I've read all Judgement Day parts, and I like them, even if they are very dark and sad.
I think they aren't "Star Trek" anymore (and I don't mean it in a bad way), but something like an epic about the war of the gods.
It's intersting how you've brought Jim Kirk in the story. The "King Arthur" - metaphor is very good.
| Brenda Shaffer-Shiring chapter 3 . 6/24/2003
There's very little I can say that's adequate to the sheer screaming QUALITY of this story. Even more than the rest of the series, it has an epic scope and sweep.
The familiar characters ring true: Guinan's mistake, and her fate, are the stuff of real tragedy, and yet I think she wouldn't have regretted her death as it happens here - she might even have regarded it as an appropriate atonement. Uxbridge's guilt and the contradictions of his moral code brought to life a character I haven't seen since "The Survivors" first aired. And your original characters are well-delineated: I felt the deaths of the young trickster,the inventor, and Sit'ka as losses.
The plot crackles along at a sharp pace. And the themes (like the story itself) are of epic scale: the natures of chaos and order, life and death and war.
Alara, I'm running low on superlatives. This is just an amazingly good story, in an amazingly good series. This is the no-foolin' best story arc I've read in some time, and I wait with baited breath to read the next installment - but NOT before bedtime!
(P.S. The Acantha - are those the same living ships that once-or-twice-upon-a-time appeared in "The Uncanny X-Men"? Just curious.)
| Katharos chapter 3 . 6/21/2003
I've read all of your Judegement Day series and all I can say is
You're creating a marvolously rich tapestry, showing such a dark event from so many differing perspectives. And it is dark, but what do you expect from a war of the gods? I really liked your presentation of the sheQ in this story and I found your images of Q 'eating' other Q chilling.
I think my favourite so far in this series are Go Down Moses and especially Te Morituri Salutamus -the King Arthur paralels had me nodding in agreement and jumping up and down in anticipation. What can I say, I love Kirk! I can't wait till you start describing the beginning of the rebellion - led by Kirk and Spock! And please, oh please write that reunion soon!
The only thing I hate is that Q's dead! I suppose the story wouldn't be as dark and powerful if he wasn't but still... Do you suppose you could resurect him? Or he isn't really dead, the OrderQ are holding him captive? Pretty please?
I'm really looking forward to the next installment, but I notice you haven't included a teaser at the bottom of this chapter as you usually do. Who's tale are you going to tell next? I'll be checking back everyday untill you update!
| Brenda Shaffer-Shiring chapter 2 . 6/21/2003
Intense, devastating, and far more true to the reality of war than that "Gone With the Wind"-y stuff we saw in the episode. "Our" Q grows into his role as leader believably, until his final sacrifice seems perfectly in character, and the others in his band are sufficiently well-delineated that I had no trouble distinguishing them even on first reading. The warrior, of course, is especially well-drawn and I empathized with her strongly. I'm looking forward to having the time to read part 3 of this chapter - I could try now but I want to have time to savor it.
Thanks for the "don't read before bedtime" warning, by the way. I heeded it, and was glad I did. This is haunting enough in the full light of day.