Reviews for First Born Son
avoidingdestiny chapter 1 . 4/25
I love a lot of your Trek fics but this one is my favorite. Really creative idea, great characterization, all-around really good work, I enjoyed reading it a lot.
GuesssWho chapter 1 . 9/2/2014
Daww LOL
Guest chapter 1 . 10/6/2013
ahhhh i love it i loved it i loved it! and now i am completely in love with Q jr. i mean, keegan de lancie is a little hottie both back in Voyager and *now*, but now my love of his character is truly COMPLETE
Cocosolo chapter 1 . 8/7/2013
LOL! Reading this story sort of answered my query about whether or not in your version of the Continuum it was considered taboo to change a Q's most cherished identity markers by force. Just one of the many reasons why I'm glad I read this wildly entertaining story! Well even if parent ally conceived Q are born with a gender inclination you'd think they'd become more homogenous about it once they started joining with each other openly sharing their expriences...Also Amanda X Q jr would be an awesome paring. The age difference is negligible for the Q . I'm sure you'd hear this a lot but dam you're an amazing writer!
Lord-Haw-Haw chapter 1 . 2/5/2012
Wonderful plot and thoroughly enjoyable.

However, your gender constructs and subsequent arguments were centered heavily on the anatomy.

I cannot believe I am going to say this because it goes against every fragment of my being but a touch of the psychology of gender would have made Q's (Junior) arguments against Q more substantial and supported.

This is next point is probably more along the lines of supposition each one of us has to take on the nature of the Q being.

A 'genetic', or whatever the semantics could possibly throw out for a possible synonym due to how wrong that sounds, component of their 'weave' as you put it would influence their children. Thus, and I am drawing at straws quite considerably here, the influences of the parents weave contributed to his self-concept.

I understand that they do not have neurophysiology in the common use of the term and is probably starting to enter territory that is a bit deep for fanfiction, not that writers or readers are idiots. Though something akin to neuroplasticity would be influencing his developing self-concept though the environment and of course the 'genetics'.

This is so much easier when you know what they are made of and how their structures work you can draw logical conclusions about these heavy topics.

No matter. I commend you on tackling a very interesting topic and coming out without any major flaws. Gender is such an ugly topic to write about and still convey a sense of emotion to the reader without letting the complexity overload the subject matter of your writing.

Not to mention you are writing to people who each have their own gender constructs, as well as yourself. It is hard to comprehend what it is truly like the be gender-less in thought due to the construct of our minds being gendered by both society, our physical selves and by our physiology through sex steroids.

This has been boiling in my mind for weeks since I first read your story. I just feel like a twat for reviewing and then feel like I am beginning to write a thesis.

I am aware I deviated from my original argument slightly on the subject of gender constructs mainly because I dislike psychology and focused more on the biology. Although I think a previous review brought the psychology to light, I cannot remember.

Anyway thank you for the opportunity to review.

The Laudable Lord,

Lord-Haw-Haw
Anhk d'Aiath chapter 1 . 6/25/2009
This is a very cool story, are you going to continue it? I would like to see what happens on the planet when Q jr. plays taga long.
Genuka chapter 1 . 6/18/2009
I'd love to see a sequel to this and find out what happens in there game and how they do as antimessiahs and all evil and every thing in that society.
The Queen of Confusion chapter 1 . 6/17/2009
Great story!

SARAH
DemonicK chapter 1 . 5/19/2009
Love it! Brilliant Q-ness, all the way, and it strikes me as the kind of story that would... I dunno, -fit- with the Trek style. So, yes. Love it. :)
MizJoely chapter 1 . 5/18/2009
Your take on the Qs is always interesting and thought-provoking. Nice job.
Gundam Chief chapter 1 . 5/18/2009
Great story, you do the best interpratations of the Q I have ever seen. For $hit$ and giggles I think a small epilogue of the end result of thier merry making would be cool though :D
Alara Rogers chapter 1 . 5/16/2009
Hey, Zoe, I wanted to have a conversation with you about your review, because I think you raised some good points, but it wasn't a signed review so I can't reply. If you'd like to chat my email is alara at mindspring dot com.
exileena chapter 1 . 5/16/2009
This was awesome. I love Q junior and his interactions with Janeway, his parents, and even the older Q. I would love to see more with him showing up on the Titan or for some reason ending up on the Enterprise with Picard or heck giving Icheb memories of the week he was mortal. Hey, they could try to pair him up with Amanda and he could go hide somewhere, saying he's too young for his own kid. ;) It could also be cool to see him trying out species that don't have a dominant male form to see exactly where his comfort zones lie.

Great stuff that made me smile, empathize, and really enjoy. You made Q junior both very Q and young. Awesome.
Zoe chapter 1 . 5/16/2009
This is a really, really great concept, but I am frustrated by how binary your gender systems are. You're either male, female - or neither, of course. Where are our genderqueers? And there's absolutely no explanation of what 'male' means to Junior anyway, so we human readers are going to read this necessarily as Stereotypical Male, which is to say, stereotypical to our culture. I would have liked to have seen specifically what male traits baby!Q identifies with, although I do understand where you were going with the "I just am" argument, because arguably that is largely how it is.

I also refuse to believe that on every planet everywhere you're either male or female or androgynous and there's nothing in between, no planets with, say, five different genders. Not to mention, I'm using 'gender' in the sociopolitical sense, but not in the proper sense; I should (and you should) differentiate between gender and sex, wherein 'sex' refers to the biological classification (sex organs and chromosomes, etc) and 'gender' refers to the perceived or projected (self-identified) femininity or masculinity of a human individual, derived from the political, social and cultural environment and societal views and expectations of males and females.

What Junior seems to be saying is that he feels male-gendered, and Daddy!Q seems to be arguing from a male-sexed ideology, which is a different conversation. But Daddy!Q would definitely know the difference, at least within humanity, which in this story seems to be the 'male' gender baby!Q is indeed identifying with - or humanoid, anyway.

At any rate - I enjoyed the story. I could've done without the obvious slight against our human Religious Right, but that's just because I prefer my fanfiction sans politics, and has nothing to do with the quality of your writing. :)
Deritine chapter 1 . 5/15/2009
Whoah, heavy stuff. And the pronouns were crazy confusing. But seeing how that was the point, we'll count that as a plus. Interesting explore. Although, now I really want to read about this Dark Messiah thing. lol.