Dear Miss Lovelorn

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Title: Dear Miss Lovelorn
Author(s): Jungle Kitty
Date(s): 2002
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Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Dear Miss Lovelorn is a Star Trek: TOS story by Jungle Kitty.

It was nominated for a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

This story is laugh out loud funny, each and every letter's worth! I particularly enjoyed figuring out which episodes each letter to Miss Lovelorn corresponded to. [1]
I admit, I didn't quite follow all the references, but I laughed out loud when I got to Christopher Pike's letter. I also loved Gracie and Sybok's letters. I'm still laughing over the t'wenty Vulcan names. [2]
Dear Awards People and Fellow ASCers.This is Jungle Kitty at her hilarious best that will leave you laughing until you have a stitch in your side and my favorite of her stories this year. Consisting of a series of letters to "Dear Miss Lovelorn" from different characters from the original series, from the television episodes to the movies, a lot of the fun consists in playing who's who especially since the letters are signed with such monikers as "Wanting to Give Up the Batteries and Rev Up the Real Thing" and "Drill Thrall in Love" though I think there's just about a note for each episode and that they are in chronological order. I don't think I can convey just how funny these all are individually, but there's also something about their cumulative effect that's positively dangerous. Try not to laugh--just try. Hah! Giggles grow to guffaws and inelegant snorts until you just give up and are doing the belly laugh jingle throughout. When Jungle Kitty is "on," there is no funnier comedic talent in Trek fanfic and this is Jungle Kitty at her inspired best. I especially loved one "chain-letter" among all the "Dear Miss Lovelorn" letters--just a hoot. Hmmm. Maybe we can convince Jungle Kitty to write a sequel? I’d love to read what Miss Lovelorn wrote back What can I say? I’m still giggling.RR, aka a fan of Miss Lovelorn. [3]
This is one hell of a clever story. It's hard to find anything funnier than a truly funny Jungle Kitty offering and this ranks second only to "Kirk and Spock Go Ice-Fishing" (that one remains for me the funniest Trek piece I've ever read) Dear Miss Lovelorn is clever both for the way Jungle Kitty has put these letters to the intrepid Miss Lovelorn together but also for the fun I had figuring out who was saying what. There are several running gags, and the one that plays with another 60's icon is just hilarious! This is definitely a classic! [4]
This was absolutely inspired. And it's a fun quiz on canon, as you try to figure out who's written what letter - though that's easy enough when they sign with their IQ. I think my favorites are the gorn and Captain Pike. Oh, and the horta. And the tribble. And Peter. :-D Heck, they're all hilarious! [5]
Gawd. This one was long...and involved...and dang was it funny. It was downright terrifying to see the multifarious plotlines of the Trek universe reduced to letters to an Agony Aunt. As usual, though, Jungle Kitty juggled it all with aplomb, totally deadpan, and getting everyone's voice just right. [6]
This is brilliant. Humor is hard; sustained humor is really, really hard and yet this piece manages it perfectly. With its sharp lampoon of nearly every episode and movie, it covers that gamut of the Original Series and every entry is laugh-out-loud funny. My hat's off to Jungle Kitty. [7]
Okay ... there is a reason why it took me this long to write this up. I couldn't stop rolling on the floor laughing long enough to type. I pitty Miss Lovelorn in answering all these letters. She must give good advice, though as everyone in TOS is writing her. [8]

References

  1. Rocky at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody
  2. Jemima at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody
  3. Rabble Rouser at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody
  4. Djinn at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody
  5. Lori at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody
  6. Paula at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody
  7. Penny Proctor at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody
  8. Stephen Ratliff at This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Original Series Humor or Parody