06 Feb 2007
Not all changes happen on the outside.
Updated: 07 Oct 2008; Published: 07 Oct 2008
Oh this is lovely! I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that the sex change was *not* the primary part of the story but something that made John re-evaluated how he felt about Rodney. And then John being all confused by this...it was just happy-sigh-making. *grin*
Author's Response: Thanks, M. Yeah, I\'ve never written a gender swap before & wanted to try & come at it from a slightly different angle. It really never was just about sex - & finally John saw that. Bless him! *g*
What Ronon thinks.
Updated: 02 Nov 2008; Published: 02 Nov 2008
*snort!* Oh dear! *chokes on coffee* Go, Ronon!
Author's Response: Yep, that\'s our Ronon! *g*
Chapter 1: Midnight snack ~ a tag for The Game
"It's a dog," Rodney said. "For all intents and purposes." McKay/Sheppard friendship.
Updated: 14 Nov 2008; Published: 14 Nov 2008
This broke my heart in so many different ways the first time I read it--you got all the animal details just right and I could literally *see* John as an adult playing with Max and John as a 12 year old boy playing with his dog then. I was relieved that John didn't have to make the ultimate sacrifice after all, but even more touched by his gift to Rodney. Absolutely fabulous story.
John has a surprise for Rodney
Updated: 20 Dec 2008; Published: 20 Dec 2008
Terrfic story! I loved that last line in particular. :-)
What happened after Det John Sheppard was rescued from the desert (in the episode 'Vegas').
Updated: 17 Jan 2009; Published: 05 Jan 2009
Leave it to John to check the fine print first! :-)
Author's Response: Yeah - then watch him grasp an opportunity! Thank you for reviewing!
When John and Rodney find an Ancient device, John makes a discovery that will change his life forever.
Updated: 07 Jan 2009; Published: 07 Jan 2009
They say good things come to those who wait and it certainly held true in this case--this story has been on my reading list for a while nowand I'm glad I finally made the time for it! I loved the originality of the plot and John's excuses for continuing to use the device. I also loved the snark and the way certain lines stuck with you long after reading--particularly John's heartfelt desire that he not be forced to meditate! I throughly enjoyed it!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much - I\'m chuffed that you enjoyed it, M. *hugs*
San Fran is one place that will loosen ya up.
Updated: 17 Jan 2009; Published: 14 Jan 2009
I love it when Rodney tells John what to say and he repeats it back--very happy making!
John did record some 'letters' home. He just didn't send them.
Updated: 05 Apr 2009; Published: 28 Mar 2009
I'm so glad to see this story here--I love it to bits! Thank you so much for writing it. The parts where John starts arguing with his father even though he's not there...and tries to apologize to Nancy...just heartbreaking.
Author's Response: Thank you! And thank you for the challenge that made me write it!
Chapter 1: Letters from Pegasus: Mail Interrupted
A few words about tummies and love.
Updated: 05 Apr 2009; Published: 05 Apr 2009
Sweet! In all senses of the word!
Author's Response: Well, you know how these boys can be! :-)
"I want a divorce."
Updated: 03 May 2009; Published: 02 May 2009
Author's Response: Thanks! *grin*
John brings back more than Teyla's location from the future.
Updated: 02 May 2009; Published: 02 May 2009
Oooooh, totally fascinating premise and it gives me goosebumps just reading it. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Author's Response: Goosebumps? Cool! I had to attempt to straighten out the paradoxes in the episode in my mind, especially after watching SG-1\'s \'Moebius\'. Not sure I managed completely, but there\'s a little less buzzing in my head. :-D Thanks!
Summary: Fifth semester Starfleet offered a seminar entitled "The Lost Mission of Atlantis and Its Leaders."
Updated: 31 May 2009; Published: 31 May 2009
Ah, I adore this with a passion. I simply love it. Thanks for sharing.
Just a peaceful day in Atlantis.
Updated: 07 Jun 2009; Published: 07 Jun 2009
Loved the fact that Ronon just tuned John out and went on with his own thoughts during the story. Loved too Ronon's recognition of how previously, John had never relaxed--a nice little character study here!
Summary: Completely out of the blue, Rodney experiences what can only be called a moment of "now or never."
Updated: 12 Jul 2009; Published: 12 Jul 2009
There is so much joy to this story and so much to love--but I think what I love best is the thought processes racing through Rodney's mind--the memory of John's amusement when they killed Kavanaough's mug and the 'oh god, they're never going to find my body'. This is just delightful from beginning to end.
Summary: Rodney suddenly had two good friends he was simultaneously in love with. And he desperately wanted to believe that love wasn't an either-or, except if the two people one was in love with didn't also love each other, one ended up with the unfortunate prospect of having to choose one of them or none at all.
Updated: 14 Jul 2009; Published: 14 Jul 2009
I don't know how I missed this story before, but I'm so very glad you posted it here. There are almost too many instances of perfection to recount here, but I think what I like the very best is the realness of the emotions here, the mixed up, scrambled, that's-not-possible-but-that's-how-it-really-is of them. You've captured all the characters so well here too and given them such depth in such a brief exposure. Simply enjoyable to read and one to bookmark to read again.
Chapter 1: Heart Arrhythmia
The addition of friendship and flirting categories had kept the e-card craze alive and well in Atlantis long after Valentine's Day had passed.
Updated: 11 Oct 2009; Published: 11 Oct 2009
Oh this was absolutely delightful! Loved the cards, loved John's reaction but even better his radio warning to Rodney about the five minutes. A real treat--thank you for sharing!
Author's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it. And Rodney\'s last minute check on the progress before heading out the door...
But, you know that if Katy Brown and Jennifer Keller do ever sit down to braid each other's hair and swap Life Lessons, they'll agree that Rodney is, on the whole, a bad boyfriend. He is, they'll say, quite possibly the worst boyfriend in two entire galaxies. McSmooch entry.
Updated: 18 Oct 2009; Published: 16 Oct 2009
I couldn't help the little moment of squee I felt when I saw this posted here! *squishes story*
Author's Response: *Squishes you*
Chapter 1: A Fine Romance
Rodney. John. Dogtags.
Updated: 18 Oct 2009; Published: 18 Oct 2009
*shivers* This was a perfect 'little ad-on', if you ask me! :-)
Author's Response: Sometimes inspiration just hits the right way - glad you liked it! Thanks!
When John wakes up, he's in his quarters. Alone. The last thing he remembers is walking through the gate on M3G-434. Could be considered character death - nothing explicit - but I personally consider it a happy ending for McKay/Sheppard. See Notes at the end for more details.
Updated: 01 Dec 2009; Published: 01 Dec 2009
Whew! What a powerful and *authentic* story. I was on the edge of my seat for a good bit of this, and I found I was holding my breath as well. That may seem odd for a story where all the 'action' has already happened, but it really isn't.
I felt very strongly for John here in your story, as well as the decisions that Ronon and Rodney made on his behalf. And the aftermath of no Sheppard in Atlantis and the steps they took to secure things made perfect sense.
But what *grabbed* me was that this was oh-so-plausible an ending to John Sheppard's story..and yet a wonderful beginning as well. Wow.
Author's Response: Authentic is a wonderful compliment since this was a very personal story for me. I\'m glad I was able to maintain some suspense for you despite the warnings - slow reveals are a favorite of mine. Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed this!
Whatever the opposite of Good, Giving, and Game is.
Updated: 29 Dec 2009; Published: 29 Dec 2009
OMG. I read the discussion first and boy, oh boy am I glad I did because all the restrictions to meet the com's requirements were a riot to read. Which made this little piece truly a gem. It *would* take a spreadsheet to keep track of all the 'forbidden' elements...
Author's Response: The best part is that the list often contradicted itself, like the room couldn\'t be shadowy, but it couldn\'t be bright, either. Thanks for the comment!