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Old November 20 2010, 12:14 AM   #16
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

That was a very enjoyable read. I really like the way you characterize Simon, he's an awesome guy. And you write the friendship between him an Ezri very well, it seems natural, almost sibling but quite professional. Keep it up!
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Old November 20 2010, 01:45 AM   #17
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

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Agreed. I have my own, what you might call, addendums to episodes and novels and even to my own stories. I have to remind myself to just tell the story and not worry about what might get cut out in order to condense it down to a 45 minute episode. On the other hand, I don't want to get too caught up in unimportant story elements.
Absolutely. Thanks, mate.

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That was a very enjoyable read. I really like the way you characterize Simon, he's an awesome guy. And you write the friendship between him and Ezri very well, it seems natural, almost sibling but quite professional. Keep it up!
Thanks!

Yep--Simon certainly has come so far from "The Drumhead" (TNG).

Yes, I really enjoyed writing his friendship with Ezri. Ezri-Sam, as Mack and KRAD write it, is pretty cool, but I loved the idea having a Kirk/McCoy kind of "deep" friendship, resembling family.

Ezri-and-Sam is more of a "buddy" kind of friendship, while Ezri-and-Simon I felt should be a bit closer than that. I feel that Sam, the tough "straight-man", couldn't really provide the comfort and support that Simon--himself a tortured soul--could.

And, as I said, the story behind this friendship is in a previous tale of mine. I gave some hints of it in this one, but I strongly recommend "The Cleanest Food To Find" for anyone wanting to understand their friendship more.
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Old November 22 2010, 12:44 AM   #18
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

Another well written tale, with great characterisation and dialogue. I really must get around to reading the novels sometime.
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Old November 22 2010, 01:36 AM   #19
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

Thank you, Badger!
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Old November 29 2010, 12:30 AM   #20
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

Okay...I guess I'd better bump this a bit, so it'll stay on radar as the challenge comes to a close....

Any more comments, folks? Write away!
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Old December 12 2010, 05:16 PM   #21
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AWESOME!
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Old December 12 2010, 05:51 PM   #22
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

I kept meaning to add how I liked the kind of captain and doctor dynamic we never saw outside of Kirk-McCoy and Pike-Boyce. We saw that to a lesser extent with Picard-Pulaski while Picard-Crusher was kind of a "will they or won't they?" teaser. I began to ask myself if the captain-doctor dynamic in my fanon would be the chick version of Kirk and McCoy, but it's more like the Janeway and Seven of Nine mother-daughter dynamic.
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Old December 14 2010, 09:24 PM   #23
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AWESOME!
Thank you--very much!

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I kept meaning to add how I liked the kind of captain and doctor dynamic we never saw outside of Kirk-McCoy and Pike-Boyce. We saw that to a lesser extent with Picard-Pulaski while Picard-Crusher was kind of a "will they or won't they?" teaser. I began to ask myself if the captain-doctor dynamic in my fanon would be the chick version of Kirk and McCoy, but it's more like the Janeway and Seven of Nine mother-daughter dynamic.
Thanks, mate!

Yep--ever since my earlier tale, I found myself unable to resist making Simon and Ezri dear friends, along the lines of Kirk-McCoy, with some Pike-Boyce thrown in for good measure.

And again...I was unable to resist Simon having an affectionate nickname for Ezri. "Skip", BTW, is just as much shorthand for "Skipper", or Captain, as it is a reference to Ezri's enthusiastic, "young-at-heart" personality....
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Old December 16 2010, 05:04 AM   #24
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

Okay, I confess, I logged on hoping that I'd missed a chapter. No such luck...

By the way, if there are any of the officially published Trek authors out there reading this: PLEASE, someone, make it official that Dr. Simon Tarses refers to Ezri as Skip.

Commander Bowers would HATE it. I think it would be fun to watch Sam get all bent outta shape about the fact that 1st officer or not, no one has Ezri's ear on the Aventine quite the way Simon does.

I've been hoping that some character would emerge on Aventine as a friendly sort of foil Bowers. I nominate Simon.

Whoa! Wait a second... Okay, now I feel a little silly as I realize that I took the bait and followed through into the full Spcok/Kirk/Bobes triad before I even realized it.

Sam/Ezri/Simon. I like it.

It's always the best and well-written stories that inspire the reader's mind to race beyond even what the writer has given.

Thanks again.
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Old January 7 2011, 06:38 PM   #25
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Re: November Challenge--"Serenity Prayer", A Tale of Captain Ezri Dax

Well...thanks for that, mate!

I may not be pro (yet...), but I'll take that under consideration....

BTW--You may recall how, in Rendevous With Destiny, Simon's use of the nickname makes Sam flinch.

Also...I must confess, I seem to have, in "RWD", inadvertently anticipated Ezri's constant torment of poor Sam in Zero Sum Game. Again, "eccentric" Ezri vs. "straight-man" Sam--shades of Holmes-Watson, or 007-Q.
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