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Penname: with_an_apostrophe [Contact]
Real name: Member Since: 08 May 2006
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For me it's all about the boys - and that generally, (but not exclusively) means John and Rodney. Whether McShep or friendship I'll read it, though I'll only ever write gen, because I believe its canon. I have no OTPs, although Radek/Elizabeth should be requited in canon for the cuteness, either that or Ronon/Elizabeth should get it on, because that would be hilarious!

I normally read rather than write, but that's changing. My niche seems to be words combined with images, so watch out for the image links, they can be hard to see!
Reviews by with_an_apostrophe

Summary: Chivalry and snark... a potentially deadly combination...

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Humour, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 7 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3525; Completed: Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2005; Published: 27 Feb 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
12 May 2006
Had you been watching 'Return of the King' before you wrote this because... "So, Rodney resolved, the sword must be purely ornamental. They couldn't actually expect him to use it... could they?" Is more than a little like Pippin's reaction at being given armour! Not that I'm complaining. Great humour potential - must read on!
Chapter 1: Part 1
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
12 May 2006
Tee hee! That's it. I'm now going to be singing 'snarkt he Magic Dragon' all day. Come to think of it - that might be a good idea for a song parody! Anyway - loved this.... " Something about that accent tugged at Rodney's mind. "Carson?"" Very Shrek! Except Paul McGillion's accent is better!
Chapter 2: Snark the Magic Dragon

Summary: Somehow, the math didn't matter when he was with him.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1677; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Apr 2005; Published: 30 Apr 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
08 May 2006
This is brilliant! I giggled the whole way through. Here are my favourite lines…. “McKay was the only person Sheppard knew who had to be reminded to breathe.” - so true! “….his natural habitat was with the Beakers rather than with the Jugheads….” - the Beakers! I love it! But shouldn’t ‘Jugheads’ rather be ‘Jarheads’? “….the chief of the Beaker People….” - hee hee, makes Rodney sound like the leader of some undiscovered South American tribe. Actually, come to think of it, wasn’t there a pre-historic people group named ‘the Beaker People’? Just Googled it – ah my memory’s not as bad as I thought! Makes the term funnier now that I know its provenance. “The latest pet project, which was something to do with Supa-Soakers if you listened to Ford but more than likely something to do with jet propulsion units…” - Poor Ford. He’s not very bright….. “Sheppard watched as eleven scientists stared at him as if he had suddenly ceased speaking one of the 8 languages spoken in the room. “Go! I’m liberating you!”” - Makes him sound like someone freeing an animal who’s reluctant to escape its cage! It’s so lovely that John saved cake for Rodney – although the whole ‘cake’ thing is getting a little into O’Neill territory….! I’ll have to go look and see if you’ve written anything else now….

Author's Response: Yes, I've been meaning to change that for ages, but then my appendix exploded so I got a little side tracked.
Chapter 1: A Piece of Cake
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
08 May 2006
This is brilliant! I giggled the whole way through. Here are my favourite lines…. “McKay was the only person Sheppard knew who had to be reminded to breathe.” - so true! “….his natural habitat was with the Beakers rather than with the Jugheads….” - the Beakers! I love it! But shouldn’t ‘Jugheads’ rather be ‘Jarheads’? “….the chief of the Beaker People….” - hee hee, makes Rodney sound like the leader of some undiscovered South American tribe. Actually, come to think of it, wasn’t there a pre-historic people group named ‘the Beaker People’? Just Googled it – ah my memory’s not as bad as I thought! Makes the term funnier now that I know its provenance. “The latest pet project, which was something to do with Supa-Soakers if you listened to Ford but more than likely something to do with jet propulsion units…” - Poor Ford. He’s not very bright….. “Sheppard watched as eleven scientists stared at him as if he had suddenly ceased speaking one of the 8 languages spoken in the room. “Go! I’m liberating you!”” - Makes him sound like someone freeing an animal who’s reluctant to escape its cage! It’s so lovely that John saved cake for Rodney – although the whole ‘cake’ thing is getting a little into O’Neill territory….! I’ll have to go look and see if you’ve written anything else now….
Chapter 1: A Piece of Cake

Summary: Major Sheppard ponders the best way to approach McKay

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 10226; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Aug 2005; Published: 15 May 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
28 May 2006
I love the whole chocolate conversation. 3 kinds of Mars bars! Seriously - American Mars bars have almonds in? That's not right! And I agree with Carson - Hershey's kisses ARE foul - someone at work decided to punish us with some not so long ago. Actually I agree with Carson about everything on his list - Lindt, Green and Blacks, Dairy Milk, Milky Ways ARE for kids, and MARMITE! Had the pleasure of inflicting Marmite on a bunch of Americans (and one Canadian) last year. Can't understand why they didn't like it... Do you think I might have just given my nationality away.....? You've pushed one of my buttons - the 'two nations divided by a common language one' - that I love to have fun with. And seeing as I have plans to go to Canada this autumn things can only get worse! As for American KitKats being in orange wrappers - that's just WRONG - they're supposed to match full fat Coca Cola cans..... Hmm, not so much of a review as a Rodney-like rant! Loving your story - I'm going to get back to it.

Author's Response: This was by far the most popular chapter in this fic! Glad you appreciated it too. Hershey's kisses are VILE!
Chapter 6: Chain of Fools
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
28 May 2006
I love the whole chocolate conversation. 3 kinds of Mars bars! Seriously - American Mars bars have almonds in? That's not right! And I agree with Carson - Hershey's kisses ARE foul - someone at work decided to punish us with some not so long ago. Actually I agree with Carson about everything on his list - Lindt, Green and Blacks, Dairy Milk, Milky Ways ARE for kids, and MARMITE! Had the pleasure of inflicting Marmite on a bunch of Americans (and one Canadian) last year. Can't understand why they didn't like it... Do you think I might have just given my nationality away.....? You've pushed one of my buttons - the 'two nations divided by a common language one' - that I love to have fun with. And seeing as I have plans to go to Canada this autumn things can only get worse! As for American KitKats being in orange wrappers - that's just WRONG - they're supposed to match full fat Coca Cola cans..... Hmm, not so much of a review as a Rodney-like rant! Loving your story - I'm going to get back to it.
Chapter 6: Chain of Fools
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
28 May 2006
Oh darn, I've gone and done that whole back button/refresh button combination that makes reviews appear twice - AGAIN! Apologies.
Chapter 6: Chain of Fools
[Reviews - 3]

Summary: John and Rodney engage in some recreational war games.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Established Relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2446; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Jun 2005; Published: 24 Jun 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
14 May 2006
That was hot! Not convinced that Rodney would ever be able to match John that way, but you told it well, the style being refreshing. Well done.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Rodney is behaving oddly.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1847; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Jul 2005; Published: 06 Jul 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
10 Jun 2006
Excuse me whilst I dissolve from the sheer hilarious embarrassment in this little gem! Brings a whole new meaning to that Marvin Gaye song, eh? All together now... *When I get that feeling, I want...*

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you!
Chapter 1: Under the Influence

Summary: Rodney is fixated and bored. John notices.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4183; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jul 2005; Published: 11 Jul 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
10 Jun 2006
So funny, so them and great - NOT PERFECT! Laughing, snarking, picking at each other - now that's what we love about our boys! Definitely one for the favourites.....

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm pleased you liked it.
Chapter 1: Of Boredom, Space Travel and Things

Summary: Elizabeth's PoV on certain 'events' happening under her command

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1399; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Jul 2005; Published: 24 Jul 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
14 May 2006
John and Rodney's relationship from a 3rd person POV... how refreshing! I felt warmed to the very cockles of my heart. Well done!
Chapter 1: Introspection
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
14 May 2006
John and Rodney's relationship from a 3rd person POV... how refreshing! I felt warmed to the very cockles of my heart. Well done!
Chapter 1: Introspection

Summary: Elizabeth has decided to create a bulletin board for the posting of important notices. This series of ficlets, drabbles, and other madness is the result.

Categories: General
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Drabble, Humour, PWP - Plot, What Plot?, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 137 [Table of Contents]
Series: Memoranda From the Edge

Word count: 54547; Completed: Yes
Updated: 19 Apr 2007; Published: 31 Jul 2005
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
'I have suspended the hippocratic oath until further notice' SNORK!
Chapter 2: Memo 2
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
'I respectfully request that he present his evidence. Oh wait, I forgot -- he doesn’t have any.' That's SO McKay. As for the Highlander thing -half-an-hour I discovered where I'd put my Brian May autograph. Hey, It's a Kind of Magic!
Chapter 5: Memo 5
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
...he just speaks very quickly in a language I am not familiar with, and then mutters “Carson and Rodney sitting in a tree…” I do not understand. Why are you and Dr. Beckett climbing the vegetation?' That's so Teyla and Rodek is SO evil! I love this!
Chapter 8: Memo 8
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
'This from someone who eats stuffed sheep intestines.' Hey, don't knock it until you've tried it McKay! I currently have some haggis sitting in my freezer.... and I'm not Scottish!
Chapter 15: Memo 14
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
McKay has some serious competition for the title of 'Bitching Champion of Atlantis' - one Dr Carson Beckett MD. ME-OW!
Chapter 16: Memo 15
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
Stab him with a fork... you mean Sheppard's been successful in training him to use cutlery?
Chapter 17: Memo 16
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
That would be the Folsom Prison Blues.....
Chapter 38: Memo 36
Reviewer: with_an_apostrophe (Signed)
20 Jun 2006
'Although, as long as we’re talking about other sports, why don’t we try soccer (the real football).' Thank you Carson!!!
Chapter 49: Memo 46