Date: July 26, 2011 03:23 am Title: Finally
First, the wedding scene is beautiful! You did a really good job of describing everything while at the same time not making it a boring list of descriptions. I can really picture this wedding, and it's perfect!
Second, the scenes with Masaro were an unexpected yet interesting choice. I wish I could have seen this filmed. Cutting between the joyous wedding and Masaro's horror as he rewatches Azati Prime over and over would be a fascinating juxtoposition. In one of the earlier episodes someone mentions a female Masaro. It's not exactly a common name, so it does make sense that she would be a relative of the Terra Prime Masaro.
I'm so happy you liked the wedding! I had such fun putting it together. (The vows are based on my own wedding vows.) And yes, the mention of a female Masaro was the basis for my Masaro storyline. Also, that scared, conflicted kid we glimpsed in "Terra Prime" seemed more a pawn to me than a real bad guy...which opened up possibilities.
I'm really enjoying your reviews! Thank you!
Date: July 25, 2011 07:24 am Title: Mood Swings
Thank you for revisiting the Illyrians and the Skagaran world. Sending Columbia makes perfect sense. In fact, in the case of the stranded Illyrians, it makes more sense. Genius!
The end of this chapter is so sad, but I think it could be expected. I liked Erika, and I think she would be good for Jon - if circumstances were different. But, as you wrote, she's married to her ship. What future could they have? Now if only he could find Esilia in this timeline...
I really wanted to see a continuation of the loose ends we were left with at the end of "Damage" and "North Star." (And E2, but that's pretty obvious, eh?) Fanfiction comes in real handy for that sort of thing. :)
As for Erika...she and Jon didn't seem to stay together after "Home," if the Klingon arc was any indication. Speculating about that intrigued me, and gave me chance to get inside Jon's head--and his heart. I have always loved Jon and the way Bakula played him.
Thanks for reading!
Date: July 25, 2011 07:14 am Title: The Ridiculous and the Sublime
I love Shaw's eulogy! While I definitely think something very special was going on with T'Pol aboard Enterprise, I also really like the idea that there were other instances of Vulcans and humans cooperating, becoming friends, learning first-hand about each other's cultures, and maybe even falling in love.
Thanks! Shaw is one of those characters who began as a peripheral player but unexpectedly ended up with some time in the spotlight. I like how he turned out.