|Reviews for Not An Island|
| Chesirecat chapter 5 . 11/7/2013
I am sure you would made a lot of people happy, if you would update. 3 This story is brilliant and I really wish to read how it will continue.
| Matty chapter 5 . 11/1/2013
I wish, I really wish you would update...
| Matty chapter 5 . 10/17/2013
Please update. T_T
| ShodawCat13 chapter 5 . 10/15/2013
I found this and ended up reading it all in a day. The way you have written Spock just really drew me into the story. It make me really want to know what was going to happen next, whether or not he and Kirk would figure out what was between them before it was to late.
This last chapter particularly had me hooked. I should have got to bed a few hours ago, but I couldn't stop reading till I knew what was going to happen when Spock's time came. I think it was done perfectly. I can't think of anything that could have been down better with it. I just really hope the two can forgive themselves sooner rather then later. It's enjoyable to have them beating themselves up but just hope they aren't like that for years.
And I hope it's not years for a update :P I look forward to reading more when you have it done.
| Matty chapter 5 . 10/12/2013
A friend of mine recommended me your fic with the words – the best story you will ever read in the whole st fandom very well written and in character – she is right although I am still quite worried that it will end in the usual – Spock is the bad guy who raped poor, defenseless jimmy during pon farr fic and liked it because let’s face it isn’t Spock a sex-crazy, dominant bastard who enjoys to dominate and sexual harass jim… ohh so sexy. Argh – nyah sarcasm aside sexualcharacterwise-submissive Jim get’s on my nerves sorry and– sorry – I am a bit annoyed with fandom version of Jim and Spock these days but your fic and your characterization is different and I beg you therefore to continue it. I was searching for such a fic for months….
| Chesirecat chapter 1 . 10/12/2013
I really wish you would update today. I would love that so much. Please, please, please. PLEASE. That would be so very kind of you.
| Guest chapter 5 . 10/11/2013
Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your story. It's the best that I've read. Ever. Please update! I want to see what happens next.
| barbara chapter 5 . 10/8/2013
I am in love with this story, even towards the end it got darker and darker. Your characterization of Spock, McCoy and Kirk is pretty unique and so very in canon that it nearly hurts. I adore their friendship and how much they care for each other. McCoy is wonderful – I do love how much he seemed to care for Spock and that Spock and McCoy got to be friends. I am in love with the fact that you show us some of Spock’s vulnerable, more insecure side and that that Spock seemed to be the one hurting in this story. There are so many hurt!Jim fics out there – I am glad that these one deals with Spock’s PTSD after the destruction of Vulcan – I am not so glad though that it includes also the whole Pon Farr thing because I normally shy away from such fanfiction – I don’t want to read about Spock as an abuser as if he is portrayed often in fanfic or Jim as being the one abused and beaten. Although your story seemed different…. and I wish to read more.
I wish you would continue this amazing story – it occupied my thoughts for days now….
Btw do you accept fanart for your story?
| Chesirecat chapter 5 . 10/6/2013
Update today? Please. Please. Please.
| Chou-Gum chapter 5 . 10/5/2013
This chapter was fantastic! I wonder how Spock and Jim'll deal with it...
I can't wait to read more! I hope you'll upload soon _
| Franzy chapter 5 . 9/29/2013
Wonderful fic but pretty dark towards the end. Now you besides mattmetzger are my favourite author in the Star Trek fandom ever. Both of your work is so refreshing, different and your characterization is flawless and amazing and simply makes me want to read more. I love as always to see Spock struggling with the whole aftermath of Vulcan’s annihilation. It’s rare to see Spock struggling in fanficton, or even vulnerable – most of the time it is Jim or Leonard who are in this role and I love that in your story it is Spock. The last chapter was pretty hard to read though – god, I don’t know what to think about this whole forced mating – (Pon Farr is really a scary thing) it made me feel really sick and uneasy and I am sorry for all of them – McCoy who seem to have another solution but because of Jim he couldn’t even say what it was, Jim who had to endure a brutal mating and who certainly has his own demons and oh god Spock, who really didn’t knew what he was doing or what was going on – he seemed so very scared and uncertain and overwhelmed by all this hormones and natural drives – forced to mate no matter what – what a cruel fate.
| ChesireCat chapter 5 . 9/28/2013
I am following your story since you published it here on weeks ago (I am quite a fan of all your work I have to admit) and I was quite impressed by your writing skills. Now I thought I should finally leave a review – because you as an author certainly deserve it. I must admit I was quite shocked with the whole Pon Farr thing in the last chapter. I thought you wouldn’t go that way and focus more on Spock’s anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. I am a bit wary when it comes to Pon Farr in fanfics. Most writers seem to handle it not very well and so I tend to avoid this somehow controversial topic. Most writers like the reviewer before me mentioned – tend to portray Spock as the rapist/perpetrator and Jim as the innocent, very noble, unselfish victim – a portrayal which I load so very much. I mean I am sorry for Jim, god so very sorry, I don’t think he ever pictured their first time that way and I pity him for his past (the whole him being a past-rape victim makes the whole thing so much crueller and made me slightly sick – jesus, how he will ever overcome this?) but he was able to give his consent and Spock was not. (hmm somehow I had the feeling that Jim manipulated Spock a bit into giving in by pressing on the base of his skull with his fingers) Pon Farr is really something very terrifying. No wonder must Vulcans don’t talk about it and also Spock in Amok Time was so afraid of it (btw some lines in this chapter are from Amok time? _ – the thing with that spock is worth more than Jim’s career). Pon Farr makes really animals out of them, they cannot think clear and the desire to mate overwhelms them and destroys every rational thought. If I would have been in Spock’s place I would have been terrified too – your body betrays you, you can do nothing, you hurt the people you care about and you have to have sex even if you don’t want to.
At the end – thank you for sharing this story with us and jesus, if you can – please update this weekend? It’s weeks since you updated and I really want to read how this story will continue.
| Winterfield chapter 5 . 9/27/2013
I remember a very public rape accusation by a woman who said she couldn't have consented because she was too drunk to actually remember going off with the guy. He responded by accusing her right back because he was drunk as well. I'm pretty sure the real reason neither of them pulled it off is because of sexism, but I've been breaking my head over two-way rape ever since. It's usually even worse in sci-fi and fantasy, where it's actually possible for someone to be unaccountable or for sexual extortion to be necessary like in a pon farr scenario. I mean, you're not the only fanfic writer to work with how terrifying pon farr seems - I've seen ones where Spock left Jim in a bloody heap and felt incredibly sorry for it later, but it always established Jim as a victim and Spock as not-really-a-perpetrator and left it at that. Your execution is so very thoughtful and anyway, please don't stop updating, okay?
| Meg chapter 5 . 9/25/2013
God, I really, really wish you would update... this cliffhanger is so very cruel... I really want to know how this story will continue... You brilliant human being and amazing writer - please update.
| Leanau chapter 5 . 9/24/2013
I don't know how you do it but your writing skills never cease to amaze me and always break my heart - with every chapter. Now I want to cry. Ohh poor Spock...