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Reviewer: dudette (Anonymous)
30 Jul 2007 11:31 pm
Hi, I was going through your stories today because I came across my old copy of Genus and wanted to see if it was updated. It was, very, very cool by the way. I ca't wait to see more.
But I really wanted to congratulate you on the Future of Happiness and Rodney McKay. This was brilliantly done, the slow plot build up and characterization are truly masterful. I wonder if you would consider adding to it. Give us more of a peak into Rodney now, and his closer relationships. Sheppard, Beckett, Zelenka, and Elizabeth. You used a phrase that intrigued me. You said Rodney didn't achieve emotional maturity until his thirties. You gave us such a clear vision of how that happened and what he was like that I'd really like to see how you'd write the comparison.
Your work really impressed me and I'd love to see more of it. Take care and thank you for your wonderful work. -dudette

Author's Response: Hi, thanks for the review! I'm working on more Genus but am kind of stalled at the moment. I like the idea of writing more for The Future of Happiness, but I think it would kind of ruin the story. I might write something else, though-- thanks!
Reviewer: lizvogel (Signed)
18 Dec 2006 4:57 pm
Good story. I think you nailed the smart-person-vs-society angle pretty well. (Bits of this gave me flashbacks to high school, actually.) Good read.

Author's Response: Oh, Highschool~ Will you ever not be universally messed up?
Reviewer: Delka (Anonymous)
14 Dec 2006 5:53 am
Thats different. Ok.

Author's Response: Thanks?
Reviewer: Yummy Wraith Bait (Anonymous)
14 Dec 2006 4:32 am
A fascinating story, with great writhing. Have you watched any of the SG1 episodes involving the cannon "knowledge downloading device"? And where do you get the idea that intelligence has anything to do with being unresponsive to the needs of others, when the entirety of human history can be explained by the relative valuing of the needs of "us" verses "them" (be the them relatives, friends, members of our country, or just the species in general). If anything the morons show LESS ability to determine when helping someone-else is helping yourself; and while therefor forgiven, it bears remembering who CREATES some of humanity's worst problems...

Author's Response: I only started watching SG-1 actually after I'd written this, and I have to say those are some of my favourite SG-1 episodes. (Though I'm just starting season 8.) (Okay, and the Unas episodes are always top of my SG-1 list. Always.) There was a toss-off comment in one episode of SGA (or in the commentaries-- I forget which episode) where someone suggested the Ancients had actually created the Wraith and that the Wraith were incredibly smart, which increased their capacity for cruelty. (At least, I'm pretty sure it was in an early episode. -_-; I hope I'm not remembering fan commentary instead because then I would feel really bad for not referencing them!) I think Rodney is a neat twist on the Us vs Them phenomenon-- his Us needs generally benefit Them. (Rodney VS Everyone Else.) Rodney wants recognition and the best way to do it is to be smarter and come up with solutions to other people's problems so that they thank him. Rodney may be the most selfishly unselfish person in the city.