Imprinted

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Star Trek VOY Fanfiction
Title: Imprinted
Author(s): Ventura33
Date(s): 2002
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Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
External Links: The Ventura33 Fanfiction Universe

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Imprinted is a Star Trek: VOY story by Ventura33.

It was the winner of a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

I find myself quite drawn into the way Ventura33 writes. She has this detached tone that highlights single lines and actions rather than entire conversations and scenes. It's very effective. Janeway, Seven and (amazingly) Chakotay are all strong yet subtle characters in this story. if I'm going to buy Janeway going into motherhood I want to buy it this way. [1]
Once again, Ventura shows she really has a way with the Borg. This was an enjoyable story--and one that (in the right hands) actually makes sense, considering how much 'mothering' Janeway has done previously as far as one particular Borg is concerned. Janeway's strength, and compassion, come through very clearly. I also appreciated the descriptions of Amelia. [2]
I love this fic! Finally, we know what happened to the Borg baby and Amelia is an absolute delight. There are some hilarious one-liners in this story such as Janeway's thoughts about revoking the Doctor's medical license but the ending is poignant and beautiful. This is probably my favorite story by Ventura33. Nice job. [3]
I loved the sweet, innocent, scheming Seven of this story, as well as her clever use of the Borg baby. The ending was...unique. [4]
Given the premise, this story could have derailed in several different ways--but instead in Ventura's hands it was mucho fun, charming and genuinely heartwarming. I loved Seven's clever strategy in the story. The matching smirks on Seven and the Doctor were delicious. I LOVED the line about it being dangerous to leave any kid with the baby's personality loose. (Can't you just imagine Janeway as a child? Oh the horror!). But I really lost it when I read about the miniature coffee cup. That was priceless. There were plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and Ventura has one of those styles that makes her stories a joy to read. I also appreciate how even in a humorous story like this one, Janeway's strength of character and compassion come through. "Imprinted" is proof once again that no one can outdo Ventura at her best when it comes to humor--and no one can match her when it comes to writing about the Borg. "Imprinted" is simply a terrific story. [5]
Another fascinating Borg story from Ventura. This is what should have happened to the Borg baby from "Collective," and what could so easily have happened to Janeway - if only TPTB been wiser. I really like that Ventura took the late-series Captain and got her to open herself to another human being. Very nicely done. [6]
Like many of Ventura33 stories, Imprinted has some very funny laugh-out-loud moments, and I love those, but I love this wonderful story even more for how it ends. I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say much more about the plot except that the ending was touching and very believable and makes me get all mushy-sniffly every single time I read it. There is a respect and love for the characters evident here that is just marvelous. Ventura33 is a master at creating believable moments that you wish had happened. And in making you care about characters you might not really like anymore. Well done, Ventura33! [7]
Yes! A story that addresses where in the heck the Borg baby disappeared to. And a plausible explanation at that. Nicely written with a satisfying ending. [8]

References

  1. Christinecgb This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing
  2. Rocky This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing
  3. Seema This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing
  4. Jemima This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing
  5. Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing
  6. Penny Proctor This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing
  7. Djinn This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing
  8. Cait N. This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of Voyager Multiple Pairing