|Reviews for Holography2: Wedding Present or Starling's Lament|
| Guest chapter 22 . 2/4
Dee1600: I love this story! It moves me to tears. It is a beautiful love story. Thank you for writing it.
| wolfen281 chapter 22 . 9/26/2013
Great writing. Interesting interpretation of Vulcan culture/biology. However, I think it's straight up domestic abuse in my opinion.
| numom1 chapter 22 . 4/17/2013
This was an amazing take on Sarek and Amanda's relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It has always been a quiet contemplation of how Sarek and Amanda's relationship fared after Spock left home - this is a realistic version of it that I could see happening in canon. At different points in time, I truly felt how bereft Amanda felt as she had everything taken away and was chattel - it was emotionally humbling as I really couldn't perceive her circumstances in real life and just trying to feel as she did was totally unreal and profoundly sad. All of these emotional feelings an author can generate in a reader showcase a truly gifted writer. I commend you for that!
Thank you so much for sharing your writing with all of us and I hope you continue to do so for many more years. :)
| aurado chapter 22 . 12/5/2012
Hi, I have been reading this story again this afternoon. It is wonderful, as I found it the other times.
Thank you for presenting us your talent.
| P.Wallace chapter 22 . 11/8/2012
I literally could not put this down. I read it from beginning to end in one setting. This rivals the greatest of the published books and I hope this author writes LOTS more in the Star Trek Universe!
| kyoko12989 chapter 22 . 8/15/2012
An interesting story.
| Galad Estel chapter 12 . 4/3/2012
Leaving herself completely vulnerable...who would want to fight someone who was defenseless...I like how you interweave psychology into your story
| Galad Estel chapter 10 . 4/3/2012
A fascinating and absorbing chapter. Though I did find on thing strange. T'Pau said that Sarek thought that Spock was an adult male, but in all the chapters before Sarek refers to Spock as a child. So is Sarek really experiencing this, or is he just using it as an excuse to be abusive, or is this there something else wrong with him.
| Galad Estel chapter 9 . 4/3/2012
The beginning of this chapter with T'Lean reminded me quite a bit of a story in The Silmarillion, where the councilor of and Elven king looses the maiden he loves to a human. This coucilor is jealous of their son.
T'Pau is very interesting character, and I like the way you protray her :)
| Galad Estel chapter 7 . 4/3/2012
I really don't think that Vulcans would make a rule where women couldn't cut their hair. I know it is a patriarchal society but I think under some circumstances, especially if in some certain jobs Vulcan women would cut their hair. Women do have jobs on Vulcan so they are not totally controlled by their male guardians.
| Galad Estel chapter 6 . 3/30/2012
I don't like Sarek. Of course, T'Pau doesn't want someone in her family to fail. She is far to proud.
| Galad Estel chapter 5 . 3/30/2012
I love how you put in Amanda's references to Jane Austin and Heatcliffe, and Sarek should give her a break.
| Galad Estel chapter 4 . 3/30/2012
I love how you write the prespectives of Sarek and Amanda, and how Sarek thinks of a Spock as a child who will be easily influenced and corrupted by Starfleet. I love the tension you put between Sarek and Amanda as they both try to cope with their rebellious son, and how Amanda keeps in contact with her son even though Sarek cannot even bear to hear his name. Amanda is in a very diffucult predicament, and the way you protray her thoughts bring her full character to life. Does she have no Vulcan friends? Would not someone as nice as Amanda attract the attention of some less uptight Vulcan female? Is she really completely isolated there with just her husband as a Vulcan confidant? These are just things I like to puzzle over. Well, I am going to back to reading now
| Galad Estel chapter 1 . 3/22/2012
Your writing style is so beautiful it hard not to adore. I loved how you write the tenderness between Amanda and Sarek, small things really are the most important. I cannot for the life of me however imagine Amanda blond...why do I let this bother me? It just seems that every fanfic I read about her makes her have blond hair and I have no clue why. I suppose you used to intensify the difference of appearance to a Vulcan. I don't have anything against blondes, my mother's blond, but I was imagine Amanda looking like Jane Wyat did she was young. She was a stunning brunette.
I loved though how you wrote that Sarek appreciated Amanda's trust. I personally think that Sarek does love Amanda but cannot admit it. Even in Journey to Babel, it seemed pretty obvious. Anyway you are a really great writer and it a great pleasure to read your stories.
| starfleetdream chapter 22 . 2/28/2012
Just read this through from end to end for the second time. Really, really wonderful. Yours is my favorite Sarek. Thank you!