01 Aug 2007
AU from the end of Conversion. Sheppard doesn't get immediately cured and even when he does, still has some of the abilities he had acquired. He's also still blue. How does this impact Atlantis and the events that follow?
Updated: 03 Apr 2008; Published: 30 Jun 2007
Great discussion, loved the set up and finding a way to let John know what is going on and what everyone's viewpoint is from a safe distance.
Not liking the Kate more than usual.
Its so easy to be mean when you're scared isn't it.
Blue would probably fit in better in the Milky Way, but what now. I don't expect perfect but I would like a happy ending. Thanks.
Fly on the wall, John on the ceiling...
More soon please.
Carson is out on a hunt, but the hunter soon becomes the hunted.
Updated: 29 Jul 2007; Published: 29 Jul 2007
Never really gave much thought to the idea of John/Carson. This story was a fascinating read and made me realize I really need to reconsider the SGA options.
"Dentist. Theoretical astrophysicist. It's a fine line, really."
Updated: 02 Aug 2007; Published: 02 Aug 2007
Delicious AU. Rodney and John are perfect. And your O'Neill and Zelenka are pretty darn good too.
"I am a physicist. It's the structures underlying the technology, the gate travel, the planets and stars that truly fascinate me. And if I can't understand at least some of them, what have I got left? What can I possibly offer?"
Updated: 21 Aug 2007; Published: 21 Aug 2007
How does the saying go... "you may find that the having is not after all so pleasing a thing as the wanting?" Poor Rodney, the place of his dream and its all falling apart.
Author's Response: I know - I really felt for Rodney here! cep xxx
Poor Rodney. You would think that by now he would remember that if he wants something done right he really has to do it himself. Oh well.
Author's Response: Indeed! :) cep xxx
Thank goodness coherency isn't a requirement – you did a beautiful job with that.
Author's Response: Hee! Thank you! cep xxx
Build up of tension and then BAM. Lovely ending.
Author's Response: :) Thank you so much for your running comments! Aspirations was my first ever fic, so it\'s especially wonderful to hear that people are still reading and enjoying it! cep xxx
Rodney McKay, many would agree, was not a very nice man. It was not that he intended to be harmful or rude to anyone, or that he meant to send new students scurrying away in tears, Rodney was just blunt - and perhaps a bit dense socially. And he didn't tolerate failure.
**10/22/09: New Version posted: The Personal Remix. The New Version is a highly edited form of this story, and should be read in place of this story. This version will remain only for those who prefer the older style, and will not be further edited.
Updated: 23 Oct 2009; Published: 15 Sep 2007
Some confusion to start with in relationship to each pack member's various names. While most people do have more than one – formal, informal, nickname, etc – listing each as you go is a little distracting when you are trying to establish the story and characters. And more so when everybody has an extra name or hasn't been given on except Weir and John. Alphas keep their main name or do they just go by Alpha once they reach that position? Lack of clarity just adds to that confusion. Waiting until making introductions with a pack outsider or newbie might be a better time to introduce the concept.
Missing details : What kind of place allows a second in command each winter off, and why? Even if Rodney is in charge and can make his own rules, the story makes it obvious he is frustrated with Zelenkas absence. From a story perspective it makes sense to have him absent because Rodney would have depended more on him instead of bonding with Sheppard, but it still needs to be explained believably within the story itself.
Why didn't Rodney dare eat dinner, especially as he is running his own company? Is the cafeteria just a lease in a large building that Rodney rents? The description given would seem to preclude that. With an AU its not possible to assume we can guess accurately based on the show.
Once past those concerns, the story is pretty good. The dialog and behaviors true to the characters.
Author's Response: Sorry about the confusion with the names. ^^; I actually considered cutting them out entirely, but I did have a use that I was going to put them through. It didn\'t actually make it that far in this story (and, actually, not everyone really needs one), but I\'m planning on getting around to sorting it out in the next. I may actually go back and take them out still, if they remain too confusing.\r\nIt all made sense in my head (which is a sad place to be, by the way), but yeah - the idea is that a pack leader is simply \"Alpha\" to everyone, and goes by his/her given name only with outsiders or those close to him/her.\r\n\r\nAnother point that did exist in my head, but didn\'t quite make it into the story. (Which you are being so helpful about, too. :) Thanks so much!) As soon as possible, I\'ll try to work it in, but I\'ll go ahead and explain it here so it makes sense to you. It\'s not so much that Rodney *allows* Zelenka the time off as Zelenka demands it; Zelenka has no actual need to work, and can quit whenever he feels he needs to, and because of that Rodney allows him certain things. He\'s not happy about it, but he\'ll take whatever he can get because he likes Zelenka, and Zelenka\'s smart.\r\n\r\n>>Why didn\'t Rodney dare eat dinner, especially as he is running his own company?\r\n\r\n*has to think back* You mean...the first time we see Rodney? He hadn\'t earlier because he simply doesn\'t like the cafeteria food, and thought he would be home in time to get food himself. By the time he\'s leaving, the cafeteria\'s closed. ^^; Rather simplistic, yes, but that\'s the way it worked in my head.\r\n\r\n>>Is the cafeteria just a lease in a large building that Rodney rents? The description given would seem to preclude that. \r\n\r\nYes.\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd thanks so much for taking the time to point all this stuff out! :) *gives big hugs* I\'ll try to go back and edit things asap - once I get a more solid idea of where the sequel is going.
Atlantis ends up with some unexpected new residents
Updated: 23 Sep 2007; Published: 23 Sep 2007
I would like to see Daniel / Ronon some day. Partly – and I know I'm sticking my neck out – because I really don't like Jack / Daniel.
He ran away from - okay that's cute. Glowy sex talk also cute.
The Daniel / Ronon dialog was wonderful – it really really made me sorry your muse altered the intended reality.
What a way to spoil an almost sorta moment.
A totally fun, feel good story with a happy ending - yay!
When Rodney's in danger, John stops caring about his secret.
Categories: Slash Pairings
Characters: Carson Beckett
, Daniel Jackson
, Elizabeth Weir
, Jack O'Neill
, John Sheppard
, Major Lorne
, Radek Zelenka
, Rodney McKay
, Ronon Dex
, Steven Caldwell
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
, Established Relationship
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents
Word count: 19346; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Sep 2007; Published: 29 Sep 2007
Fantastic installment in a wonderful series.
The dialogue just picked me up and swept me along. Reaching the end was almost painful.
From sweet to snarky and back, the interchanges between characters really highlights the affection and respect the Atlantian's have for John and Rodney, and their lack of same for Caldwell.
"What I want is a Zed-PM, a life-time supply of Kenyan coffee and Green & Black's, and a Scarlett Johansson look-alike with a PhD in astrophysics. What I'd settle for is staff with a modicum of common sense, a functioning power adaptor, and a refill," he holds his mug out in John's direction.
Updated: 05 Oct 2007; Published: 04 Oct 2007
Loved the summary.
Regarding the note – more sex than is canon. Since we so don't know that they expedition members were getting up or down to off camera, you shouldn't make assumptions. You could have a lot less sex than reality and have a lot of catching up to do. Go for it – we'll wait. ; }
Poor Rodney. His life is soooo hard.
Author's Response: True - after all, it is *so* obvious that John & Rodney are boyfriends...! :) cepxx
I really enjoyed the detailing of the day to day inner workings of Atlantis and the various staff members. On air we only get to see the disasters, not the relationship development that makes the expedition and team work.
And the kissing was real good too!
Author's Response: :) Thank you! cep xxx
Sweet and delicious. The laughter really works.
John's meeting skills need a little work in the PC department, but I don't suppose Rodney will really mind.
Author's Response: Hee! I\'m pretty sure he doesn\'t! :) cep xxx
Definitely an E-ticket: up, down, and all around.
Author's Response: :)
Paragraph: "As John begins" - 'is' prostate should be his.
Paragraph: "When we were" – 'follows' Sergeant should be follow.
The kiss, and the reaffirmation – great job.
Author's Response: Ooops - thanks for spotting those! I\'m really glad you enjoyed the story!! cep xxx
Torchwood/SGA crossover, future-fic set post-season 1 Torchwood and post-season 3 Atlantis. Beatles 'verse story, set post Eight Days A Week and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. This is the first story in what will probably be a three-story arc. Lorne/Ianto
Updated: 07 Oct 2007; Published: 07 Oct 2007
Kinda shocked when McKay came out of the blue. It was nice to find out why Lorne had left the Air Force. Looking forward to the rest.
The note says this story is set after Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. That title is not on the Beatles verse list. Is it posted at this site?
Author's Response: It\'s actually posted here as the second chapter of Eight Days a Week. I posted it before they changed the site, when you had to list stories in a series as chapters of one story.
Torchwood/SGA crossover, future-fic set post-season 1 Torchwood and post-season 3 Atlantis. Just a bit of fluff/smut in my Beatles 'verse. Set sometime after Eight Days A Week and before Ask Me Why.
Updated: 07 Oct 2007; Published: 07 Oct 2007
Passionate, sweet, and hysterical.
Author's Response: Thanks!
Detective John Sheppard starts his new life in suburbia and becomes steadily captivated by his neighbor, Dr. Rodney McKay, and his son Timothy. This fic started because I wondered why Rodney never got to be the tragic woobie widower in fics.
Updated: 09 Oct 2007; Published: 09 Oct 2007
Loved the dress, and the rest of the opening scene. Timothy is wonderful.
Ronon VS the fence: while the winner was a foregone conclusion the scene was great – funny and touching. And later in the story with his dog...I fell out of my chair laughing.
John and Rodney's developing relationship is explored so well I really felt as if I was there. Thanksgiving was difficult, but Christmas so made up for all the emotional angst suffered.
I would really like to see more of this AU and pairing.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for reading and enjoying the fic. Timothy was my first real child OC and it\'s been wonderful that people like him. I am working on several more ficlets in this \'verse, so they\'ll be coming. I tend to bounce around a lot in my writing, so I\'m not sure when, but there\'s 3 that are more than half-done. Thank you again.