I have been re-reading for the last week or so, something written I think maybe 5 years ago now, perhaps not finished then, but started surely. Anyway, it’s a long piece and it’s Spirk, of course, because lately that’s all I can bring myself to read, fiction-wise (I am reading on my Kindle a book about poisonings and the beginnings of forensic science and the first actually respectable coroner in NYC, that’s non-fiction, and admittedly dry at times), anyway, I read this Spirk fic when it was first posted back then, it was something I looked forward to the updates. I admired how lengthy she was able to write it and its chapters because I am a very precise writer and admittedly, not particularly flowery or descriptive and despite efforts on my part to rectify that, I am unable to do so. I think I must have had a creative writing teacher who stressed less is more to me one too many times when I was a kid. Anyway, I am definitely digressing.
It’s an AU with both guys as princes and it starts out as correspondence between them before they meet. And there are so many really excellent parts of their story as I recall as I read it again. I remember thinking Spock was, perhaps too Vulcan and unyielding and a little too formal and obtuse as to Jim at times, and while for the most part I still believe Spock could have been softened a bit and there are times I still want to reach through the pages and rip off his bangs, it’s still quite a lovely piece of fiction, I think. Not what I would write at all, and I think, maybe, that’s a good thing. It’s nice to read other perspectives and other views on characters that are not quite our own, I think. It challenges our own perceptions.
And I like to keep an open-mind when I can. I am not always successful, I freely admit it. I am very human and filled with all the fallacies and foibles that go along with that.
I like to be challenged.
I worked hard on A Beginning, for instance, because I desperately wanted to set them apart from my AOS versions, and it seems from the comments I have been receiving that I was successful in that, so I remain very grateful to those who have read it and given me positive feedback.
I am still fighting a bout of melancholia. Part of it is my own selfishness I think. I’ve never been very good at sharing and now that I am having to these days, it brings out the ugly in me. I should probably curtail it. Or try harder anyway.
Time changes this weekend. Falling behind. That’s one of the things we had to vote on this year. If we should stop changing time and stick to one throughout. I voted no, but alas, I think it may pass. It remains to be seen what happens with that but this year, anyway, we still change.
And then, sometimes, I can be surprised by someone, positively so, who comes around unexpectedly, but not at all forgotten, and there are good feelings behind that. And I won’t say more than that here, but it is true.
November 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm
Sometimes it’s lovely to reread and just appreciate all the good that is there. Even if there a things we wish went differently or were written more to our liking.
You did awesome on A Beginning. :).
I understand melancholia and also being not able to share.
Realizing our own faults is not a bad thing. Even if we are unable to change.
November 2, 2018 at 2:59 pm
Yes definitely not the way I would have written it but it’s not me so that’s okay!
And I found out an old guard I liked at work died today. Sigh 😦
November 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm
Are you talking about marriage of true minds?
November 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm
Er yes, was trying to avoid naming lol but correct
November 3, 2018 at 6:40 am
I do enjoy going back and rereading fanfics from years ago. I think I’m still subscribed to several that weren’t completed back then but its been years so I doubt they ever will be.
I remember much enjoyed A Beginning, and like I said in the comments, could read it quite clearly with Shatner and Nimoy’s Kirk and Spock in my head 🙂
November 3, 2018 at 8:01 pm
Yeah I re-read favorites a lot. And admittedly for stories I have read, I skip around to my favorite parts 🙂
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November 4, 2018 at 9:58 am
I’ve been re-reading and or finding anew completed Spirk fics from several years ago lately. Found some from around 2010 recently.
Hope you are doing well Ivan! ❤
I find that it's necessary with what's been going on in my RL.