Well, what can I possibly say after such a VERY detailed feedback and praise - THANK YOU. Comments like this keep me going.Wathorighh wrote: ↑Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:54 pm First of all I really loved your story and I think it fits perfectly between the seasons 3 and 4. Wished your story would be a real episode (or a two parter ).
I'm really sad the ride is over. It was a real joy to read.
You've asked me if there's a part I thought it was special. Tough question and tough to choose. Well, I definitely liked the beginning part with his tour in the mountains and finding himself being caught in the thunderstorm. That was catchy. I couldn't chose among all the other parts as they all fit together and were all good. I think I mentioned before that I like especially during their growing romance that you left room for our own imagination. I don't like every situation to be described
PS: For the quote part - I'm still on it but haven't watched any MacGyver episode's lately exept for the reruns (in German) each Saturday and Sunday at Nitro I'll try skipping through some episodes after this post.
If you can imagine the story like a real episode in your head while reading, then I´ve reached a main goal of mine! Reading should feel like some 'lost episode'... that´s what I aimed for - with all three stories, and I think I´m getting quite close by now. But yes, it would have to be at least a two-parter
As for Mac getting caught in the thunderstorm at the beginning - that was easy to write. I know that mountain, I got caught in a thunderstorm there as well, several years ago, during an 3D archery tournament. Fortunately, I didn´t nearly get hit by lightning, but I saw one hit the ground only a few hundred meters away. That was scary enough for me (I also ended up running down that mountain), but I figured Mac could go through something a little worse than me.
As for leaving room for imagination - I figured, not everyone would be into reading 'adult' stuff... and it is hard to write, if it has to fit the characters real good (and mustn´t turn into smut) - so I left that part out. Although, with all the searching for and reading of MacGyver fanfiction I did over the past few years, I stumbled across several m-rated (adult) fanfics. And I have to admit, after being very suspicious and wary at the beginning, a few of them are a real pleasure to read. True to Mac´s character, beautifully written, not 'porny' at all. But as I said, very hard to do, so I shied away from it. Might give it a try - just for me personally, maybe, some time... I might get into that last evening Mac and Nikki spent at Widow Canyon, after Pete left... and write myself a more detailed version. Or the first morning after they returned home - and write the 'missing scene' explaining why they are late for their meeting with Pete...
But for now I´m hunting for a new story idea to get into - possibly something right after Mac and Pete have met thanks to Murdoc, something to explain how or why Pete managed to persuade Mac to work regularly for the DXS, or maybe their first mission together - kind of explaining how/why they are so close friends... any ideas? Throw 'em at me!
Again, many, many thanks for your applause - that´s a big part of why I still keep doing this - going through all the hard work it takes to get a story like this ready for publishing on the net. Because I know, there´s many people out there who love the series, and enjoy reading the stories other fans come up with!