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Penname: Vesica [Contact]
Real name: Member Since: 10 Jul 2006
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Reviews by Vesica
Just Desserts by Azar [PG-13]
[Reviews - 11]

Summary: When Rodney met Anya. Crossover with SG-1 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (new title for the series)

Categories: Crossovers > Ship Pairings
Characters: Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Established Relationship, First Time, Humour, Series
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 7708; Completed: Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2006; Published: 11 Nov 2004
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
10 Jul 2006
*laughs* I love Anya's logic and speech patterns. This pairing makes good sense the way you've presented it. Nicely done. It makes me happy to imagine Rodney with someone who, without really trying, can outsnark him.

Author's Response: Thank you! It took me a while to get Anya's voice down when I started writing for BtVS (I swear, she was afraid of plot bunnies) but once Rodney came into the picture she just took off! *g* One thing's for sure--these two would rarely leave each other speechless! ;-)
Chapter 2: The Argument
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
21 Nov 2006
*laughs* This latest installment is just as fun as the first two were. I am not sure who is getting the better or worse deal here, but these are certainly two characters mostly misunderstood by everyone else. Very nicely done! ~Ves

Author's Response: Thank you! They're such fun characters to write, and they bounce off each other so well. :-)
Chapter 3: The Agreement

Summary: Rain and a first kiss.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Weir/Zelenka
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 571; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Jul 2005; Published: 12 Jul 2005
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Nov 2006
*winces a little* That moment of stark terror seems inevitable for these two, no matter how sure they had both been it was a good idea not two seconds before. Very nicely done! ~Vesica
Chapter 1: Drunk from the Rain

Summary: 'Are you okay?' he finally blurted out, and then rolled his eyes, 'Sorry, I mean, obviously you're not. But, um, do you want to talk about it?' [future!fic]

Categories: Ship Pairings > McKay/Teyla Emmagan
Characters: Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Angst, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Character death
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1665; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Aug 2005; Published: 22 Aug 2005
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
01 Aug 2006
A really lovely fic. I hadn't given much thought to how these characters would react to years and years in Atlantis, but I think you have hit on a key point about Teyla's character. Her sense of self is SO internal, as she operates out of her culture and away from her people all the time. And this whole fic just feels very right for these characters - from Rodney's tragically awful panic babble to Teyla's brokeness at having crossed a line she set for herself. Very nice indeed. ~Ves

Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hadn't given it much thought either, until this jumped into my brain!
Chapter 1: Shadows Before the Dawn

Summary: In which Rodney is inept, Teyla beats on Sheppard, and Elizabeth gets a headache. A normal day in Atlantis, then. Set some time post-Intruder.

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

Word count: 4106; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Dec 2005; Published: 08 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Aug 2006
'Yes, well, obviously I seem to have lost sight of my original intention.' I actually choked I laughed so hard reading that. A perfectly perfect Rodney line, said more to himself than anyone else who might be around and said totally unaware of how damned funny it is. Fantastic! I rather like the idea of them like this for, as you put it, the rest of their days. ~Ves

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad I managed to keep Rodney in character, for you :)
Chapter 1: 1
A Bit of a Fix by Maribou [PG-13]
[Reviews - 8]

Summary: "For the second time that day, diplomacy was failing Elizabeth horribly." (Written for the Merry Month of Masturbation challenge)

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

Word count: 777; Completed: Yes
Updated: 04 Jul 2006; Published: 03 Jul 2006
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Nov 2006
Talk about wicked ending lines! Nicely done! ~Ves
Chapter 1: A Bit of a Fix

Summary: Carson Beckett and an original character comfort each other, but a misunderstanding threatens their relationship. SPOILERS: SEASON THREE.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Beckett/Other
Characters: Carson Beckett, Original Character
Genres: First Time, Hurt Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 15065; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Sep 2006; Published: 03 Sep 2006
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Nov 2006
Okay - Obviously you are just the queen of great OC fics. *bows* Very nicely done...and I love the pack of meddling men. Errr..boys. They really are, aren't they? ~Ves

Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, sometimes the way Rodney, Radek, and Carson behaves reminds me of my own kids. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it, and thanks for taking the time to read it.
Chapter 2: Accord

Summary: SPOILERS FOR MCKAY & MRS. MILLER. What happens to Rodney after this episode? H/C on both sides.

Categories: Ship Pairings > McKay/Other
Characters: Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: First Time, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5242; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Sep 2006; Published: 11 Sep 2006
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Nov 2006
I very rarely read stories with original characters because so often it is a bit of a crap shoot if they are going to be good or not. That being said, I am SO happy I took a chance on this one. Lovely picture of some of the gentler sides of McKay's nature and I really like "Irish". Wonderful bit of writing and, I know everyone else already said it, I would love to see more of these two. ~Ves

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm still working on some more adventures for Rodney and Laurie. Stay tuned...
Chapter 1: Neighbors

Summary: SPOLIERS: Sateda, Common Ground. Ronon gets lost, but is found by someone who will do anything to protect him from the Wraith. Might be considered mildly non-consensual.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Ronon Dex/Other
Characters: Original Character, Ronon Dex
Genres: First Time, Humour, Romance
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 16429; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Sep 2006; Published: 20 Sep 2006
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
21 Nov 2006
Oh my. I was wandering around looking for new fic and decided to come see what of yours I hadn't read yet. I like Ronon well enough, but normally don't go looking for fic featuring him. Am I ever glad I opened up this fic! I love the way you've written him. His care in dealing with her is all the more touching because you've been so true to his rather brusque manner. I see quite a few (I would say timely) similarities between her culture and a few modern cultures. That level of disregard and repression is every bit as horrifying as you've portrayed and this fic really moved me. Seriously, I think I teared up at the end. Very nicely done and a pleasure from start to finish. This one in particular, I can so easily see being expanded to a full original novel. ~Ves

Author's Response: Ves, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm thrilled you took the time to read and leave a review! I'm glad you see the parallels; they weren't deliberate, but I did have some real-life examples to pull from. Thank you again.
Chapter 1: Lost and Found

Summary: Five years after Atlantis, John and Rodney meet someone interesting. No spoilers, suspense plot element to follow.

Categories: Threesomes and Moresomes > All Varieties
Characters: John Sheppard, Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama, Established Relationship, First Time, Romance
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 16 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 55760; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Nov 2006; Published: 06 Oct 2006
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
19 Nov 2006
*wibbles* This was the perfect ending to this story!! Nice character development and a very natural feeling journey from start to finish. Also, the little Weir/Zelenka ref and Sam/Jack ref made me giggle. Excellent story and again - wow, I never thought I would love an original character as much as I've loved this! ~Ves

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Ves. I'm so pleased you liked it. I kind of miss them now that this is finished. I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave feedback.
Chapter 16: Sixteen
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
19 Nov 2006
I have gotten too spoiled with sites that do automatic notification of new chapters. Better late than never though. Ugh - what a way to resolve that. Poor Cath. And now I am dying to know just where the boyos are. ~Ves

Author's Response: Sorry you didn't find this immediately! I can't get my stuff up anywhere else, or I would post to an auto-update site. I'm very grateful you took the time to read, and very very pleased that you liked it! THANKS!!
Chapter 14: Fourteen
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Nov 2006
Well, now you know what I am doing with my evening...reading straight through nearly everything you've written. Love how true these characters are to canon while still being fairly AU. Fun read and I had to stop devouring the prose long enough to say I nearly died laughing at the mental image of Rodney having shopgirls running about in a panic selecting clothing. Very nicely done - as I am coming to expect from you! ~Ves

Author's Response: Rodney visits Target (or Marks & Spencers), snapping those fingers! That was too irresistible to pass up. I'm glad you liked it!
Chapter 4: Four
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Nov 2006
Okay not an AU. Love the conversation with Ronon...just perfect. All monosyllablic words and glares. Still loving this one...Damn, but you can write. ~Ves

Author's Response: Can't you just see Ronon shoveling down those eggs, looking at her the way he looked at Sheppard in Runner? I'm glad you liked it--THANKS so much for reading. Your kind words really mean a lot to me.
Chapter 7: Seven
Reviewer: Vesica (Signed)
02 Nov 2006
AHHH!! After an hour and a half of solid reading, I can't believe I have to wait to find out what happens next!! Fantastic - as always. I couldn't stop reading long enough to review, but here I am now. Wonderful!! ~Ves

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm editing chapter fourteen now. I want to get it right, since you've all been so patient and kind. Make sure you get your money's worth, as it is. Thanks for reading.
Chapter 13: Thirteen