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Old November 5 2008, 03:03 AM   #39
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Re: Arc of the Wolf: Distant Horizons

Gibraltar wrote: View Post
Torn was well written and you easily conveyed Scottyís sense of emotional freefall and dislocation from his family. Both were as disorienting as they were palpable. This poor kid isnít comfortable in his own skin, let alone in his family, his country, or likely anywhere on Earth. Iím hoping Starfleet Academy will keep him so busy he wonít have time to fret about the many things tearing at him and demanding his attention.
Excellent catch, Gibralter! I have two (maybe three, if I can write soon) more stories in this set from his Basic Training, where he starts to actually shake off all of these influences that are yanking him in all kinds of directions. I should have posted the two that are done before now, but got caught up in watching the news and dealing with a cold me and my kids have.

Your portrayal of young Scotty reminds me of a more focused, more brilliant, and infinitely less doofey version of Reginald Barclay.
::bows:: Thank you! I'm not a huge fan of Barclay (how does a psychological nightmare like him make it into Starfleet?!) -- Scott's a lot more compelling a character, methinks. At least, far more competent.
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