06 Aug 2006
Wallaby_55 pennamed herself after one of her favorite hockey players, though in the interest of not seeming like a total dork, she isn't saying who. She is a slasher by nature who, while believing wholeheartedly in the slashiness of SGA, finds herself inexplicably writing almost exclusively het. You can find her on livejournal at almightychrissy.
Jesus, John thought. They really were in a Frankenstein movie.
Updated: 06 Feb 2007; Published: 14 Jul 2006
Oh man, I want more of this NOW! I love the plot you've set up, the mystery, all of it. Even more, though, I love the characters, Radek and John's clear concern, Rodney's frustration.
(for the record, I've been sitting here thinking and I do believe you're right to call Atlantis a West Coast offense-- they're much more about the smaller gains and toughing the runs out than they are about the pretty pretty passes.)
Author's Response: I am *delighted* to have gotten a football metaphor right. (The very toughest part of trying to write John Sheppard)
Chapter 4: Dark Head on the Pillow
He's just kept moving forward, has never looked back, and he honestly has no goddamn idea what he left behind along the way.
Updated: 15 Aug 2006; Published: 13 Aug 2006
"Because he doesn't, not when it keeps Elizabeth, Carson and even Rodney from having to pay it."
That, right there, is one of the more perfect Sheppard-lines I've ever read, because I've always had the impression that's how he thinks, that he'd rather it be him that has to go through whatever it is. I love that you don't pull punches here-- this fic shows the ugliness of some of what the SGA crew has done. Jack was also a nice addition. This is a really wonderful fic.
Author's Response: That's how I've always seen John, too, and not just for the purposes of this fic. *g* Thanks very much for the kind words, and I'm glad you enjoyed this.
In which laundry is dealt with, Pi
is harped on and Rodney panics.
Updated: 14 Aug 2006; Published: 13 Aug 2006
Oh God, every time John made that drill noise I cracked up, even though a little Rodney voice inside of me was protesting "That's not funny! That's like when your brother rubs the styrofoam together because it makes you curl on on the floor and whimper!" But still.
The line at the end about the things falling apart made me sad-- if it's an analogy, does John see himself as falling apart at the seams (I think it's safe to say Rodney gets the "obnoxious" label)? It seems so sad, yet there is this deep sense of love that goes through the fic, so I have to think that there's some happiness there. Maybe even mostly happiness, and the bit of sadness just makes it more real or more precious or...something.
Author's Response: In my head, the analogy is really more about how they each individually clean house in an emotional sense to prepare to go back to, well, war. I didn't really come at it from the perspective of their relationship, but I suppose it can be read that way,, for sure. :)
I'm glad you enjoyed this, and I'm glad that you got that sense of love out of it. Because it's there; only with someone you love would you sort crunchy socks. *g*
"So when were you going to tell me about this phobia of yours?"
Updated: 16 Aug 2006; Published: 16 Aug 2006
I'm an h/c junkie and that last scene of John holding Rodney, still there at the end, hit all my h/c loves. Lovely scene in a very sad fic.
However, despite the sadness, the description of the food was high-larious.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad someone thought the humor at the beginning was actually funny; I was afraid the hurt would overwhelm it. Thanks so much.
There were ways he knew. There were ways he learned. There were ways he came to know. (Hints of Ronon/Teyla, Sheppard/McKay)
Updated: 17 Aug 2006; Published: 17 Aug 2006
This is like...oh man. Three of my favorite pairings in one. I love it! Ronon and John's interactions were so wonderful, hot and sweet and funny, and Ronon saying "I think they're fucking" was perfect.
Author's Response: My three favourite pairings too! I'm really glad you liked it, thank you so much for the fb. :)
There were things Sheppard told Ronon.
Updated: 17 Aug 2006; Published: 17 Aug 2006
The structure of this is wonderful, stark, incredibly well-done. The content as well, deeply afecting until "Maybe you could try closing some doors" which cracked me up. Perfect comment for the situation and for the fic. Love it.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm very glad you liked it, and it's great to know the structure worked for you. Thanks for the fb!
The rest of Sheppard and O'Neill's conversation on the way back to McMurdo.
Updated: 18 Aug 2006; Published: 18 Aug 2006
Awww, this was sweet, John realizing there was going to be something better for him in Atlantis. Love how Jack kinda nudged him into it-- I'm a sucker for fics where the two of them bond.
Rodney was used to being just left of popular, so it was with gratification and satisfaction that he finally crossed the cafeteria to assume his rightful place at the cool table, welcomed at last by the popular kids.
Updated: 25 Aug 2006; Published: 24 Aug 2006
What I love about this fic is that you don't flinch in your portrayal of McKay--he's been through some awful shit, but he's still sort of an asshole no matter how you slice it, and you don't sugarcoat it. This Rodney is complex, multi-faceted, real, and that's what makes this fic so awesome.
Author's Response: That's what makes Rodney so awesome. He's a real person that we love onscreen, but you wouldn't want to date him in RL. ;-)
Thanks for commenting.
Football was always a safe topic for John Sheppard, unlike family or Christmas. Written for the picfor1000 challenge. Set during the first season.
Updated: 25 Aug 2006; Published: 25 Aug 2006
Poor John :( I really like this, even though it makes me sad. What I especially like is that you don't villify his father-- there's distance there, but I don't get the feeling he's a bad person, and that's a refreshing change from many other John character stories. Nice work (I love ChristmasFic!)
Ronon shares a bit of Sateda with the team.
Updated: 24 Mar 2007; Published: 17 Sep 2006
This is simply gorgeous, gen in the best kind of way, all about the team and how they function together. Your charactarization is spot-on and I love getting this glimpse of Ronon.