|Reviews for One girl, human|
| starfleetdream chapter 1 . 11/13/2013
I can't believe that, all the times I've read this, I haven't reviewed it. This is such a wonderful one-shot, a perfect encapsulation of Sarek & Amanda's relationship from his perspective. A poignant one, too. Really beautiful - thanks!
| Yvonne chapter 1 . 10/14/2013
This was breathtakingly lovely - implacable time conquering even the greatest love. My heart goes out to Sarek, who in the end will be alone as before. What then? Maybe that's a subject for another story.
| zedille chapter 1 . 7/30/2013
I've been reading through all your work, and I figured i'd comment on this work, which is short enough to be manageable, though no less powerful for how contained it is. In your Holography series, you've truly created a sense of Vulcan that fits in with what we see onscreen in Journey to Babel, and so forth - their culture isn't necessarily nice, and it's certainly not human, but it is what it is.
Sarek and Amanda are very different from any other depiction I've seen of them, fictional or not. Both of them feel very real, as if over the course of your novels I've really come to know these people. Both of them have changed the other and been changed - you truly show how marriage, coexistence, and then childraising between these two people of different worlds is not an easy affair, with its own bumps and growing pains. But you show us the beauty in that process. Sarek is a force of nature, but Amanda has a strong enough personality to meet him halfway. But they're not perfect, either, and their mistakes are reflected in Spock's actions later on. Your work is very thought-provoking.
And Vulcan - how you've populated that world! (which makes it very jarring to come to your work after the 2009 movie.) The culture, the tradition, the OCs (T'Jar is so sweet!), the conflict with T'Pau who ends up more supportive, the T'Ianye reference...
I could go on and on about everything I love about your versions of these characters and their planet, but then I would be here all night. I'll just say that I'm happy to see (or, well, I assume from your profile) that all your novels are complete, and there are sequels written, even if they're not posted yet. I look forward to seeing them eventually (particularly the later novels in your "Holography" series!) when you get around to sharing them with us. Also, "Of Two Worlds" isn't mentioned in your profile listing, but this is me putting in my two cents for that story in particular! I loved your discussion about Amanda's role in Federation politics there, and would love to see that explored more in that story, or any of your other works.
Thank you for creating all of this for us!
| numom1 chapter 1 . 4/18/2013
This was very enjoyable! I was always wondering what Sarek was thinking regarding Amanda's short span of years compared to his. Will he want to die when she does? Will he follow her in death? You have to wonder as it appears they have a wonderful and pure love and he will be totally devastated when she goes before him. I'm sure it's one of the reasons why he is so careful about her not injurying herself. Interesting! I would probably have loved a bit more reflection on this, but it was still very good. Again, thanks for sharing!
| aurado chapter 1 . 7/24/2012
So sad and heartwrenching...
Luckily Sarek and Amanda will always live in our stories...forever
| VickyFromGreece chapter 1 . 2/4/2011
I can't believe I have not reviewed yet this unique story! When I first read it I was speechless. Its power and emotion are overwhelming.
Reading it I could - honestly - picture Sarek reading the archives, walking down the corridors surrounded by dead warriors' ghosts so as to finally lie beside Amanda and hold her tight, his one girl, human.
The way you write Sarek is perfect - Vulcan both in mind and heart "even with a Terran wife". The way you display his powerful emotions is... perfect. Sorry if I repeat myself but I can not think of a more fitting word.
I continue to read this from time to time, and *every* *single* *time* I have a knot in my throat. Thank you for writing this inspired piece of literature and thank you for sharing it with us.
| LettieM chapter 1 . 2/3/2011
This is a beautiful story, exquisitely written from Sarek's POV. Outstanding work! I loved it.
| Botsey chapter 1 . 10/20/2010
Just read your story. Almost five years after your initial posting. The expression, 'good things come to those who wait' or in my case, are constantly looking for a good read...must have application here.
It was exceptionally touching. The disparity between Sarek and Amanda's life spans has alway been a source of sorrow for me. One of the first fan fics I read addressed his great loss when she is gone. But isn't this is true of all loving relationships?
Thank you for another glimpse into the mind and heart of this powerful character.
| scribblemyname chapter 1 . 6/1/2009
Sometimes, I don't know which pieces I've reviewed or not because I've read through a lot of periods in my life where reviewing wasn't really an option. (Good reasons, but complicated.)
I'm sorry for every favorite I'm dredging up and marking today that I haven't written you a review for. So here I'll just say for all my PAST reading of your stuff. I love the Holography series, The Catalyst, The Starling's Lament, and the...other one. I love the way you write Amanda and Surak. I love your writing. I love Biology. I love so many of your pieces. (You really should finish the Christmas story.)
Most of all, I love One Girl, Human. I've reread it often, at least once a month, usually more. The sweetness of it, the emotion of it, the suppression of emotion of it, the humanness of it, the Vulcanness of it. I love it, more than anything else you've written. It's perfect and heartwarming and heartclenching and sweet and amazing.
Thank you for writing it and sharing it with us, those who can only enjoy your Vulcan world, so real we can actually touch it, even if I could never write it.
| SEEKER-2000 chapter 1 . 5/11/2009
This was more like poetry than just another fanfic. Bravo, truly lovely.
| Sarek Fan chapter 1 . 3/20/2008
This is Lora who mailed you recently about Der Ritter (sp?). This is also very well written and does honor to the memory of Mark's character. I could hear his voice at times as I read. It is nice to have discovered an observant and respectful writer that writes Sarek true to form-noble, complex, conflicted...after so many years of either not seeing Sa/A stories or tales that wildly distort their relationship and bond. I'm grateful to have stumbled on you. *Hugs*
| sandsofvulcan chapter 1 . 1/12/2006
This is a beautifully written piece, Pat. Your prose is more like poetry in parts. And how wonderful is it to hear Sarek's thoughts of her. He doesn't give way to his fear of losing her, but to see how it affects him just the same.
| MizJoely chapter 1 . 11/14/2005
What a wonderful POV story, very emotionally written. You really should consider entering it in the Star Trek Strange New Worlds contest if you haven't already.
| Astraea chapter 1 . 11/12/2005
There is only one thing I can say about this: wonderful!
Thanks for writing it.
| KarraCaz chapter 1 . 11/12/2005
Yup! Can't disagree with any of the comments here. Very nice. Any more like this?