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Reviewer: Potterworm (Anonymous)
02 Jan 2010 4:11 pm
You wrote something really intense and poignant here. I felt the tension, the indignant anger pulsing throughout the entire story. I really loved the ending line.

Author's Response: This was a very emotional piece to write and I'm relieved that it struck such a positive chord with the readers. Thank you for the lovely review, it's very encouraging.
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Reviewer: Astralia441 (Anonymous)
04 Aug 2009 11:15 am
Absolutely wonderful! I come from a military family, and this ... this is like a tribute to all the nameless and faceless soldiers who give their lives without ever getting as much as a nod for their sacrifices. After all, it's their job and their choice, isn't it? I could feel Sheppard's anger and I was angry with him. I am glad you brought it to some kind of resolution by having McKay acknowledge that anger and maybe see the soldiers in a new light.

Thank you for this!

Author's Response: I grew up in a military family/community and I've learned to just roll my eyes and overlook the sloppy uniforms and non-reg hair of the Holly-weird military. But every once in a while the TPTBs tendency to denigrate the military as gun-toting neanderthals/borderline psychotics gets to be irritating. That's where this story came from. I'm very relieved that it struck such a positive note with so many readers.rnrnI'm glad you enjoyed it and I truly appreciate your taking the time to leave feedback. It's very encouraging.
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Reviewer: encchick (Signed)
24 Jan 2009 2:24 pm
This story made me cry. Which means I liked it. John's blowup to Rodney seemed like it needed to be said, and Rodney needed to acknowledge the unfairness of his scientiss behaviors. Great demonstration of that. Thanks for sharing this.

Author's Response: I didn't mean to make people cry! But I'm so glad you enjoyed it. This one was definitely an emotional labor.
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Reviewer: kendal jones (Anonymous)
17 Jan 2009 2:05 am
i really liked this story, it made me cry. I think sometimes it is forgotten that Sheppard commands marines. What would they do without them? Rodney needed to be taken to task for the way he and his fellow scientist treat them. This was very well written and deeply felt. Thank you for sharing this.

Author's Response: Thank you, that's a wonderful compliment. I'm very glad you enjoyed it.rnrnOh, and I personally think McKay is an equal opportunity abuser, he treats everyone equally as poorly. ;-) rnrn
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Reviewer: Manic (Signed)
13 Jan 2009 3:49 pm
SHit. You made me cry. Loved the Marine's Prayer. Thank you for including it, and for the fic.

Author's Response: That is a powerful compliment, thank you so much. I'm very glad you enjoyed it.
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Reviewer: Starry Diadem (Signed)
13 Jan 2009 12:42 am
I liked this very much. There is a tendency for the 'redshirts' in the background to be treated as nameless grunts, and I like very much that John calls the scientists on it. His passion and anger are very well done.

Author's Response: This came about because of the writers/TPTB tendency to marginalize the military (ironic, huh?), sometimes blatantly, on both SG1 and Atlantis. I worried that I might be going over the top with this, but it seems to have worked out. Thank you for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it; it makes my muse very happy.
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Reviewer: cimmer (Anonymous)
12 Jan 2009 10:41 pm
Thank you. I really like stories that focus on the military contingent in Atlantis and Sheppard actually acting like a Lt. Col.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
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