I really like this. I think your subtle characterisation of the doppelganger Sheppard is very credible. I can also see his initial logic in trying to consolidate his position by making McKay pliable and loyal to him, by giving McKay what he secretly wants. Rodney on his side is his best chance of success for achieving his ends. However, I also like the fact that in so doing the doppelganger Sheppard is attracted to, and possessive of, McKay in turn.
So the crystal that the doppelganger brings back from his home planet and that he spends so much time with in the lab - does it contain the real Sheppard's consciousness? Is the doppelganger spending time in the lab tormenting the real Sheppard? Just curious to know :)
Reviews For The Ceremony Of Innocence Is Drowned
This was well done; creepy, yet not, John, yet not. I liked the differences, obvious in hindsight, yet subtle at the time so that even Rodney didn't notice (though I think it's safe to say John found the ideal way of distracting Rodney's quick mind!).
Reviewer: AtlantisWanderer08 (Anonymous)
05 Nov 2007 7:11 pm
Okay, let me say...SO awesome! Yea, Sheppard may be "evil", and people may be losing sleep, but the Wraith are being destroyed, and...well, Rodney's getting laid. What else could anyone actually ask for?
It was so evil I loved it!
Oooh, this was dark, though it took me a moment to realize the full differences you made and the end was hot and chilling. Good job!