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There called CHAPTERS
Author's Response: The story was originally written for the SGA Big Bang. Here's the URL: http://sgabigbang.talkoncorners.net/index.php rnrnYou might notice that none of the stories there have chapters, just scene breaks. We weren't going to add chapters to the story to put it here. Here's a BRILLIANT suggestion for you: If you don't like something, don't read it.
Loved the Brendan Gall reference! Very sneaky =P
Author's Response: So happy you enjoyed it, Shiv! (Leah is the one responsible for Gall, and I'm sure she's delighted you enjoyed it!) wags, SW
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! We're so glad you liked it, and really appreciate you letting us know. :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much! We're truly glad that you enjoyed it. :D
Author's Response: That's wonderful to hear. Thank you so much. :D Leah
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I`m really glad you enjoyed it! Leah
Author's Response: I`m so sorry that we somehow missed this fantastic review, MJ! Thank you so, so much for your wonderful comments and your thoughts on the story. It was a lot of fun writing about the Gifts and how they worked and affected the characters who had them. I have to admit that writing Elizabeth was occasionally exhausting--everthing anyone said to her had an underlying current that had to be mentioned--but also extremely satisfying. And yes, it was impossible to think of the dS boys without Gifts, and since Benton tastes so much stuff off the street in canon (ugh!) that was instantly the perfect Gift for him. :) I`m very glad it made you smile.rnrnThank you again,rnrnLeah
Author's Response: so GLAD you enjoyed it! Leah and I agreed that this would be our fic where we would save as many people as we could. thank you for the nice review. wags, springwoof
Very well-written. I will be sure to look up your other stories. Keep up the good writing!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Saving Grodin (whom we both loved) was a mutual idea, but the how of it was entirely the coolness of Springwoof. I was thinking of something far more complicated, when she said something like, 'wouldn't they just need another spacesuit?' And voila, Peter lived! I'm really glad you enjoyed that and the other fixes. :D
Author's Response: Very glad you enjoyed it! But yes, it is an AU, and that's why we took the liberty of giving far more people the ATA gene than in canon (in the show, Rodney doesn't have the gene either, until he gets Carson's therapy, eh?). In our version, many, many people have the gene, but most are latent either for Gifts or for the Ancient Technology activation, and Carson's therapy, when it works, actually 'turns on' the gene for one, the other, or (in Rodney's case), both. I'm sorry that wasn't clear to you. :) Leah
Author's Response: Thank you! Leah
Author's Response: Thank you for your comment. :D I'm very glad you enjoyed the Gifts--giving Rodney a shield seemed like such a natural thing to me that I was actually surprised that no other writer who has given the SGA characters superpowers thought of it. But just so you know, I have never thought of him as a coward. To me, at least, it was obvious that Rodney was sure the personal shield was going to use up all its power while he was inside the creature, and he was going to die. His terror of that was all over his face, but he went and walked into the thing anyway. That's not a coward, that's a hero. :) I tried to keep the scenario the same in "Aegis" because the canon one impressed me so much. (I'm using 'I' only because I wrote that scene by myself.)rnrnJohn was perfectly happy to never hear from Babs again, eh? He just assumed that she'd move on with her life and he'd move on with his, and they'd both have nice memories and that would be that. He didn't think he was all that important or memorable, except for his Gift. And other than that, yes, he's a guy. :) Though I can be quite bad keeping in touch myself, come to think....rnrnThank you again,rnrnLeah
You lassies rock!
Author's Response: thank you for the kind words! The fabulous artists from the Big Bang challenge were kind enough to let us post their art along with the fic. Aren't they wonderful? wags, springwoof
Author's Response: I am honoured that you were willing to finish the story, Sparrowhawk, considering how worried you were about it. Thank you! I'm also sorry that you were scared though, because Springwoof and I swore to each other that, in contrast to "The Body Holographic" we would make "Aegis" the 'Anti-Deathfic', in that (as you read), we saved as many canon characters as possible. :) And to read that this is the best story you ever read is just amazing and heart-warming. Thank you again! Leah
Author's Response: Hi! I'm so sorry I wasn't able to respond to this earlier, but I wanted to thank you very, very much for your extremely kind comment! Your taking the time and effort to do that is hugely appreciated.rnrn
To answer your question, while we of course couldn't not think of the X-Men while we were writing this (especially characters like Rogue, for the reason you mentioned), I can honestly say we weren't inspired by those comics--except in that we especially tried not to copy a typical 'X-Man'-type power too closely for one of our character's Gifts.rnrn
I'm afraid also that the Gifts are not going to get more powerful as time goes on. Rodney has pretty much reached the limit of how much he can shield, though his control will of course improve with practice. Conroy still has more to learn about how he can use his Gift, but he will never be able to hear the thoughts of more people than he already can at any given moment, nor ever turn his Gift 'off'.rnrn
I hope that answers your questions! :) And yes, at least two sequels are in the works, though they will probably be much smaller in scope than this story (the first one certainly is). I've almost finished the first story, which I am writing without Springwoof, but with her blessing. :) Leah
The vulnerability you gave Sheppard was plausible and convincing. Rondey's stubborness to give up John was endearing.
I hope you guys continue to write, because you're terrific at it! I even cried at some parts. I think this stroy should be dubbed a classic! And, coming from me, that's a impressive compliment!
Brilliant. Waiting for more!!!!! ;D
Author's Response: Thank you very, very much! There will indeed be a sequel, possibly more than one, but I'm afraid it will take time before they see the light of day. But that doesn't change how thrilled I am to read that you'd like more of this universe! It was a labour of love to write, and I'm glad you've enjoyed it as much as e did. Saying this story should be a classic is definitely an impressive compliment. Thank you again. :D Leah
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Your wonderful comment warmed my heart. I'm really glad you liked it, and that what we were trying to achieve worked for you. Awesome! :D Leah
Author's Response: Thank you! We're so glad you liked it, and thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! You will indeed see more in this universe, though it may take awhile to finish the story we're planning. Thank you again. :) Leah
Author's Response: Thank you for such wonderful praise! I'm flattered and honoured. If you like, you can read my own stories here under 'Leah', and Springwoof's under 'Springwoof' in 'Authors'. We're thrilled to have blown you away, and thank you very much for letting us know. :D Leah