all this is window dressing

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Star Trek VOY Fanfiction
Title: all this is window dressing
Author(s): not jenny
Date(s): 2002
Length:
Genre: het
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
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all this is window dressing is a Star Trek: VOY story by not jenny.

It was nominated for a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

Whoa, All This is Window Dressing is so cool! The format is perfectly bizarre (and bizarrely perfect) and is the only one that could keep this bitter narrative going. I loved the way it took us where we thought Janeway would end up and then jetted on out into the land of what I didn't expect. Amazing talent at work here. Not Jenny, don't let this be a one night stand! Write more Trek fic! [1]
I'm a sucker for second-person POV. The cruelty to Chakotay and the ring were touches that struck me in particular; overall this was a good stylistic piece. [2]
An excellent story, one of the best of the year. Characterization, style, pacing. . .not jenny excels at them all. Pulling off a story in second person *and* future tense isn't easy, but not jenny makes it seem so. [3]
I thought this story was an effective use of the second person, and for that matter the future tense. The second person lends an ironic distance and lyricism to this story of Janeway's and her liaisons with Chakotay and Seven after Voyager's return. The future tense left me feeling a dreamlike sense and wondering if it was all *really* happening. I liked how Picard and even Quark made their appearance in the tale. "all this is window dressing" is a stylish tale with interesting interpretations of what is turning out to be a ubiquitous triangle in fan fiction given what we were given in Endgame, Janeway, Chakotay, and Seven. [4]
Not Jenny has the uncanny ability to write seamless second person prose. It's barely noticeable. And when used well it's a most powerful device, conveying a deeper mood - an accusatory tone. This is a wonderfully effective story - interspersed throughout are echoes of Janeway's Captaincy, commands and voices that almost delineate madness. It's strange and eerie at the same time. These are not pretty characters, these are full, complex characters with issues they can't get over, events that have changed them forever. It's an amazing read. The last line is a killer. The only shortfall is that Not Jenny did not write more. [5]
I'm a sucker for second person POV stories and this is a beauty of an example. Plus it's oh so angsty and so very painful look at what the future holds for Kathryn Janeway. [6]
There were a number of not-so-happy post-Endgame stories about Janeway this year. This was one of the better ones, wherein Janeway gets everything she wants, and in the end, nothing that she needs. [7]

References

  1. Djinn This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Janeway Pairing
  2. Jemima This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Janeway Pairing
  3. Kelly Chambliss This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Janeway Pairing
  4. Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Janeway Pairing
  5. Christinecgb This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Janeway Pairing
  6. Seema This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Janeway Pairing
  7. Paula Stiles This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Janeway Pairing