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Penname: Mardahin [Contact]
Real name: Miriel Member Since: 16 May 2006
Membership status: Member
I am a writer with a flexible mind who is always looking for new ideas. Inspire me?

I've got a few projects going on at the moment, almost all of them dealing with my love of: the "What If?", the Secondary Character, and the Pegasus Double Standard.
Yahoo IM: Mardahin
Reviews by Mardahin

Summary: Sora has been stuck in prison, but receives daily visits from a nameless stranger.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Other Pairings
Characters: Other
Genres: Friendship, Pre-relationship, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5819; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Aug 2005; Published: 27 Feb 2005
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
06 Aug 2006
Wonderful. A little on the teen-aged angst end for my tastes, but the over-all quality more than made up for it. I love explorations of minor characters, and I'm not sure we ever actually sorted out what happened to Sora. It's nice to see a Bates who was able to recover from his injuries and stick around in Atlantis. Again, very well done.
Chapter 3: Part 3 of 3

Summary: "Elizabeth stood barefoot in the gym, stripped down to shorts and tank top, facing Teyla." Written for the sga_flashfic community's "Culture Clash" challenge

Categories: Slash Pairings > Teyla Emmagan/Weir
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Challenge, Character Study, Vignette
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1753; Completed: Yes
Updated: 02 Apr 2005; Published: 02 Apr 2005
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
08 Jun 2006
Very nicely done. This is not a pairing I normally seek out, but I clicked on a whim. An interesting take on Dr. Weir; how different Atlantis must be from all that she'd hoped, while still honoring the letter of the dream.

Author's Response: I don't normally write femslash, but there is something about the two of them together that just appeal to me. And I really feel for Weir. She's been losing the battle to keep to her values the longer the war with the wraith goes on. She's just so isolated in her position.
Chapter 1: Mummer's Dance
Of Two Hours by tigs [PG-13] Past Featured Story
[Reviews - 19]

Summary: Most days, Radek appreciates it, how he and Rodney can communicate in half sentences.

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

Word count: 1752; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2005; Published: 26 Jun 2005
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
30 May 2006
An interesting take on this, very nicely done.
Chapter 1: 1/1

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: Mardahin (Signed)
09 Jun 2006
I shouldn't be nearly as amused by the "Don't worry, I still think you're dangerous" as I am. *Snickers* A wonderfully amusing series.

Author's Response: Thanks. I thought Ronon was so cute when he was pouting in Weir's office. :-)
Chapter 103: Chapter 103
Fight by LlewellynPrince [NC-17]
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: Bates fights with intelligence. Teyla figts with knowledge.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Teyla Emmagan/Other
Characters: Other, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2066; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Oct 2005; Published: 29 Oct 2005
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
27 May 2006
I love the usage of the fight to illustrate aspects of their personalities. I'm curious, do you know if Bates was shipped back to Earth following his enforced coma or whether he stayed on? I know we've never seen him...

Author's Response: He went back for surgery to save his life, its unknown if he'll come back. Thanks!
Chapter 1: Fight

Summary: [Parrish/Lorne] "Aliens made them do it" isn't just for Atlantis's flagship team.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Other
Genres: First Time, PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1003; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Nov 2005; Published: 01 Nov 2005
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
24 May 2006
*Blinks* I'm sorry, I thought I'd reviewed this! I popped over to rec it to someone (Considering it the epitomy of P/L, never mind the best intro to the pairing), and clicked on reviews and went "huh". So, um, Love it? You essentially named the characters for fanon with this piece, what's not to love?
Chapter 1: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Summary: Kidnapped and lost, Rodney reluctantly asks the aid of an old college rival - John Crichton

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: Rodney McKay
Genres: Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 8094; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Feb 2006; Published: 26 Feb 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
18 May 2006
Whee!! Translator microbes are *so* what Rodney didn't need. Zelenka's never going to be able to mutter in peace. Great take on the Farscape X-Over angle.
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: There's always a boom tomorrow.

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

Word count: 1025; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Mar 2006; Published: 12 Mar 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
26 May 2006
*Dies* Ivanova is so totally God. Of course, there's the line that follows that. "Next time, we do it my way."

Author's Response: Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Chapter 1: Part 1 of 1

Summary: Cameron Mitchell is sure that his own 'mate with me to secure the survival of our species' request is just a mission or three away.

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter
Genres: Episode Related, Humour, Team, Vignette
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1155; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 May 2006; Published: 12 May 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
25 May 2006
Wonderfully done, with nice details. I love stuff from Cam's perspective, because Ben Browder so totally knows what kind of show he's on and enjoys every minute of it.

Author's Response: Browder's just happy to be talking to people and not puppets. :) Thanks.
Chapter 1: n/a

Summary: Only a few moments later he felt long fingers tangle through his hair and realised it was the first time either of them had been unguarded in their affection outside their own rooms.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Other
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1630; Completed: No
Updated: 14 May 2006; Published: 13 May 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
17 May 2006
A lovely set of glimpses; I'm especially thrilled with the 'going home' clip. No one's really handled that for Lorne/Parrish (Although I've got something completely un-related in the works), so congrats for tackling it!!
Chapter 1: n/a

Summary: Just how do you define 'family'? McShep implied, character death

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Character death
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 628; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 May 2006; Published: 30 May 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
01 Jun 2006
Very poignant, thought-provoking. Nicely done.
Chapter 1: Defining Family 1/1

Summary: The Atlantis crew Earthside miss their city. For the Earthside Challenge on LJ.

Categories: General
Characters: Other
Genres: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 151; Completed: No
Updated: 27 Jun 2006; Published: 27 Jun 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
28 Jun 2006
Interesting. I'd love to see an expanded version of this, possibly from the POV of an Airman who watches the Atlantis staff? Where are you setting this? I know Cheyenne Mountain is near Colorado... Is this at a California base? *Is curious*
Chapter 1: Part one of one
Blowjob Clause by Amireal [NC-17]
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: John thinks he missed something important.

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

Word count: 543; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Jun 2006; Published: 29 Jun 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
30 Jun 2006
For someone who doesn't write PWPs, you sure did a nice job of it! (Speaking as someone who just doesn't write PWPs for completely skill-related reasons).
Chapter 1: 1

Summary: Radek had been harbouring suspicions about the man's sanity for a while, but now, now he knew: Colonel Sheppard was a crazy man.

Written for the Weir/Zelenka Thing-a-Thon.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Weir/Zelenka
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Challenge, Pre-relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2719; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Aug 2006; Published: 12 Aug 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
13 Aug 2006
Very cute, and very Weir/Zelenka, if that's an adjective. It just fits them so nicely.

Author's Response: Thanks!
Chapter 1: 1/1
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: Set directly after 3x04 "Sateda." Ronon needs to be somewhere warmer.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Ronon Dex/Teyla Emmagan
Characters: Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Episode Related, Hurt Comfort, Vignette
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1350; Completed: Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2006; Published: 13 Aug 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
16 Aug 2006
Very nicely done. I like the unspoken communication, and the practical approach to his grief and general emotional shock. Teyla bleeds through as someone familiar with loss and trauma, which fits. A very nice coda to the episode.

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I find Teyla very hard to write, so I'm so glad that worked for you here. Thank you again; I really appreciate the review.
Chapter 1: A source of help, relief, or comfort in times of trouble.

Summary: Beckett, Cadman, love and loss in the Pegasus Galaxy.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Beckett/Other
Characters: Carson Beckett
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 690; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Aug 2006; Published: 14 Aug 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
16 Aug 2006
Very nicely done. No one ever things about the effects a partial feeding would have on a character all know and love, or on those who care for them. I love stories that take on those difficult issues.
Chapter 1: One

Summary: Ronon's learning to stop. My first SGA story, my first het fic in a long time.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Ronon Dex/Teyla Emmagan
Characters: Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Character Study, Pre-relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1335; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Aug 2006; Published: 15 Aug 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
16 Aug 2006
Interesting look at the two. I am very much a fan of the concept of Ronon taking time to acclimate, and explorations of his past. Granted, Sateda's thrown a bit of the backstory and character theory out the window, still a very interesting look.

Author's Response: Thank you! This story was written during Season Two, and I have to admit that one of my post-Sateda thoughts was how much it had proved my fic wrong :) Still, I'm very glad you liked it.
Chapter 1: to bring or come to an end; stop
The Gay-TA Gene by Quasar [NC-17]
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: Sheppard wins a toaster, and it's all Beckett's fault.

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

Word count: 3684; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Aug 2006; Published: 22 Aug 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
23 Aug 2006
It's so cool to know I'm not the only one playing with ATA-side effects (Although yours are much kinder than mine are). Kudos for thinking outside the box ^_^

Author's Response: Aw, this was just a bit of fluff -- your stories are more serious. But I'm glad to know you enjoyed it!
Chapter 1: One Chapter
Bittersweet by Freyja [PG-13]
[Reviews - 17]

Summary: Rodney is called back to Earth and leaves John behind, without telling him that he loves him...

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Pre-slash, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 14 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 26932; Completed: Yes
Updated: 23 Apr 2007; Published: 13 Sep 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
20 Oct 2006
In the spirit of concrit, I have to say - You have a strange usage of English. You might want to see about finding a beta who's more comfortable with dialogue to help you smooth some of this out, because it reads incredibly stilted ATM. Great premise, though.

Author's Response: I know, in this fic my language is horrible *hides* I started to write this half a year ago, I think I got better in the meantime... Maybe one day I'll rewrite Bittersweet so everything gets more smoothly, but ATM I don't have time for this. Thank you for reading & being honest! :)
Chapter 3: Rodney: Broken life, broken heart
Unexpected by Oparu [R]
[Reviews - 27]

Summary: Response to a challenge on "Command Dynamics" Sheppard and Weir wake up in a new situation.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Sheppard/Weir
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard
Genres: Angst, First Time, Romance, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 32 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 206517; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Sep 2007; Published: 09 Oct 2006
Reviewer: Mardahin (Signed)
18 Nov 2006
Wonderful world building, and gorgeous slow build. I love your attention to detail, and also the complexity of the retaking of Atlantis. And the ending to part nine has me all anxious, which is totally not cool as I have my own post-Return fic to finish before Part 2 airs. *Sighs* To Sum Up: Great job.
Chapter 9: I know