Date: July 15, 2011 06:56 am Title: Sweet as Chocolate
I loved it. It's as sweet as the aforementioned chocolate :) (and how sad it is that because I've read so many mangas I know about the honmei-choco and the giri-choco, font of so many conflicts in shoujo manga?)
You have a talent to write stories about transition times, when apparently nothing important is happening. It's very difficult to write about the little things, but you do very well. You make it interesting and easy to read, and believe me, that's hard.
I love all the love stories. And yes, even that Travis is alone in the end (but of course I expected it) as well as Reed (not expecting this so much :)) Your OC, Kimura, is very nice and I actually think he makes a good couple with Hoshi.
TnT are lovely as every time you write them. But also sexy *smirk* And I knew T'Pol would love the Japanese tea ceremony!
And Erika Hernández is in, which gives the story points in my book.
In the end, it's a wonderful little story about love in a land that you obviously care about and respect (even the tiny mysoginistic traits that still remain) and it's a worth reading piece.
Thanks, Escriba. You know, our conversation has inspired much of this fic and I am always happy to hear your opinion about a fic of mine. Glad you liked it. I really like Kimura - maybe he is my favorite OC of all the OC's I have created. Thanks about TnT being lovely and sexy at the same time ;) and you noticing my love for Japan, that's great to hear.
Date: April 23, 2011 03:21 pm Title: Sweet as Chocolate
What a wonderful look at Japanese culture! It really was like a quick trip to Japan.
You did a terrrific job with your original character, Takashi Kimura. You gave us enough information to make us feel at home with him. He and Hoshi make a very nice couple.
I like the theme of chocolate which runs throughout the story. But then I just like chocolate -- a lot. You really did a great job with this story. Congratulations!
Thanks, Dinah. You're not the only one who is fond of chocolate! I am glad you liked the story. Takashi Kimura is mentioned in the MU episodes as Hoshi's husband in the RU. It inspired me to come up with a Japanese husband for Hoshi.
Date: April 16, 2011 01:27 pm Title: Sweet as Chocolate
I love the exploration of Hoshi's Japanese cultural roots. It rang quite true, and nice way of weaving in Hoshi's friendship with Travis. (Poor Travis...unrequited, there). Having sat through a tea ceremony before, I can sympathize with Trip, but T'Pol would really enjoy it!
I kinda chuckled when Kimura thought Hoshi like MALCOLM in this case because the size of the chocolate box (even though his was more expensive). Awesome touch!
Doozo arigatou gozaimasu! *bows* Thank you!
Thanks Lady Rainbow! I am glad you thought it rang true and that you liked the story. I had so much fun adding the cultural details.
Date: April 13, 2011 04:45 pm Title: Sweet as Chocolate
What a wonderful story. All the crew had their own adventures and you worked in the entire playlist brilliantly. I loved it, but of course the Trip and T'Pol parts were my favorite. They were so loving and at peace with each other. Just the way I like to see them.
This was a fabulous addition to the Valentines Day challenge. For some reason, I want some chocolate!
Thanks, Bluetiger. I am happy you liked the story and especially the TnT parts. They deserve some happiness, don't they?
Date: April 10, 2011 11:26 pm Title: Sweet as Chocolate
Such a sweet story! I am glad that this is finally up! Your use of a Japanese holiday to weave all the smaller stories together into one large story was great. Every time I read it I wanted to go find some chocolate to eat!
Thanks for all your help, AM2! It was such a pleasure to work with you. And you're not the only one who gets a craven for chocolate after reading this story. ;)
Date: April 10, 2011 10:52 pm Title: Sweet as Chocolate
Awww…I love how you incorporate your knowledge of Japanese culture here. Vulcans do fit nicely into the culture, don't they? I, of course, especially love the TnT stuff, but it was great how you kept me guessing on everything else.
Thanks, Honeybee. I really enjoyed adding some Japanese cultural details (and creating a Japanese OC) and I am glad you liked it.