Reviewer: Jamieson Signed
June 18, 2013
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Wow...very well-written, very well-executed, and very hot! Although not waiting until I got home from work to read it was probably not the best life choice... ;-)
I really liked how you incorporated a bit more of the physiological consequences - the inclusion of Trip experiencing a fever his body is not designed to deal with was a very nice and very insightful touch. As an anthropologist, I'm always interested when stories delve further into the cultural sphere related to pon farr - how and what type of cultural perspective has developed around a very significant biological ritual, etc. - and I like how Trip, even as an outsider, understands and loves T'Pol enough to accept it simply as a part of who she is, without judgement or question.
Thank yoiu, Jamieson. :)
I like to think that there are very solid -- logical -- reasons why T'Pol would have been attracted to Trip in the first place. I see the dramatic conflict in their relationship coming from cultural and even physiological differences, yes -- Trip may not always understand her, but the last thig he'd want to do is to make her over into something she isn't. It was fun to think about all these cultural and biological differences. Everything we know about pon farr usually is rooted in the male's experience; I wanted to think about the implications and consequences not just from the female perspective, but for T'Pol specifically.
Thanks for reading!