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Penname: purrfus [Contact]
Real name: Member Since: 31 Jul 2007
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Reviews by purrfus

Summary: "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.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 5 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 16478; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Oct 2007; Published: 04 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
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
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
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
Chapter 2: Chapter 2
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
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
Chapter 3: Chapter 3
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
Definitely an E-ticket: up, down, and all around.

Author's Response: :)
Chapter 4: Chapter 4
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
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
Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Summary: John had always known he was different. What he had never known was there were others like him.

Updated: 05 Oct 2007; Published: 05 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
14 Feb 2008
When watching a show or movie there is always that itch that can't be scratched - what is the character really thinking/feeling/experiencing in that moment. All we ever get is what the character chooses to reveal, based on what the actor knows. And thats one of the biggest reasons for fan fic I know of.

Wonderfully done. Well written and the little details like not being able to keep looking at Daniel really make it work.
Chapter 1: Being Different
Ask Me Why by skidmo [PG-13]
[Reviews - 4]

Summary: 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

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Major Lorne, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Drama, Established Relationship, Hurt Comfort, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Beatles 'verse

Word count: 5644; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Oct 2007; Published: 06 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
13 Jan 2008
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.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: 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.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Major Lorne, Other
Genres: Established Relationship, PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Beatles 'verse

Word count: 1831; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Oct 2007; Published: 06 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
13 Jan 2008
Passionate, sweet, and hysterical.

Author's Response: Thanks!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: 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: 08 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
20 Jan 2008
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.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Legacy by Diamondblade [PG-13]
[Reviews - 19]

Summary: Sheppard's team encounter a group of technologically advanced people that are led by a Wraith who claims he is a Half-Ancient.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Original Character, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 34630; Completed: No
Updated: 08 Feb 2008; Published: 12 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
Nice summary – it just kinda calls out "come inside and see".

Very interesting. Is Thorac restoring Kalak, or does Kalak have his own genetic secrets?
Chapter 1: First Encounter
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
Good rescue. The sarcasm runnith over in a really good kinda way.
Chapter 2: Along for the Ride
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
09 Jan 2008
Reverse aging? Interesting and yet somehow creep.
Chapter 6: Unexpected
Second Best by Madison [NC-17]
[Reviews - 27]

Summary: Rodney knows...he's done the math. Atlantis *needs* a John Sheppard.

Updated: 14 Oct 2007; Published: 14 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
07 Jan 2008
Note – Sorry this is another long story. Don't beat up on yourself, that's our job.


Down on his luck and sinking was a surprise.

The stripping really shocked me – not that he would but that I was torn between cheering him on and falling out of the chair laughing.

The way you describe Ronon makes me wish this was John / Ronon.

Atlantis' reaction to John was lovely. John storming into the Rodney and Elizabeth's argument was hysterical.

'Build a bridge and get over it' Love it; my mom and my boss use this all the time, and I've never heard it anywhere else before.

The Home Depot is so cool - especially to me because my brother works there and refers to it as the Home Despot.

The Koyla confrontation – for the character it took some amazing balls, for the writer a truly gifted imagination and some talent to bring the vision to life.

I knew it would end eventually, but I really really didn't want it too.

Author's Response: Oh dear, \'Home Despot\' would have suited Rodney well as a descriptor, wouldn\'t it? I\'m so glad you enjoyed this story--I have a weak spot for it and would revisit this universe if I could only come up with another story idea! You made my day with your feedback though (and maybe even started the wheels of thought turning again!) Thanks!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: John had to make sure that Rodeny was safe.

Updated: 17 Oct 2007; Published: 16 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
14 Feb 2008
Wow.

My words just wouldn't do it justice.
Chapter 1: Protecting Home

Summary: Did his time with Chaya take something away? John has to wonder.

Updated: 17 Oct 2007; Published: 17 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
14 Feb 2008
Tantalizing. Maybe now John'll be over the anger and be able to discuss this with Rodney.

How much is based on the strength of the Gene and how much on comfort with one's self and with using the Gene? Rodney is shown as fairly comfortable with the Gene and using it but his is artifically inhanced. Carson was shown feeling awkward about using the Gene especially in combat type situations. How would this alter the ability to sense others?

I hope your muse leads you to find out some day, but not until there are another 7 or 8 books in the 'Slow Slide" AU.
Chapter 1: The Lights Of Home

Summary: Caldwell has something Sheppard needs, but Sheppard has to be willing to take it.
This is a Caldwell Sheppard story folks warts and all.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Sheppard/Other
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Steven Caldwell
Genres: Angst, First Time, Friendship, Pre-slash
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 26155; Completed: No
Updated: 16 Nov 2008; Published: 20 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
11 Mar 2008
Very intense. Amazing showcase of the mess that is John's life.

I almost didn't read this because I have personal issues with chain of command - it 's the same reason I avoid Sheppard/Lorne - but after reading the reviews I felt the urge to read. Caldwell's musings on the issue were excellent.

The IOA list is just creepy. Considering the evaluation process everyone underwent it is understandable that they would have discovered everyone's preferences, but the fact that the information is available to Caldwell in easy to access format make me wonder what other types of information and lists might be floating around.

Believable and very well written. I look forward to seeing where and how you take this.

Author's Response: I\'m surprised that reading the reviews made you um read the story :)I\'m a great believer that none of us no matter how superficial we are can really hide from those that want to know. It stands to reason that the people in a project like the the Atlantis expedition would have been checked inside and out by various factions of the government. What better way to keep those very people, especially the higher ranking ones in check, than letting them know what they know about you?
Chapter 6: Chapter 6

Summary: Ronon plays with Sheppard. Set on Earth, just after Sunday.

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

Word count: 2872; Completed: Yes
Updated: 23 Oct 2007; Published: 22 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
15 Jan 2008
I laughed all the way through. Very sexy.

Author's Response: I had a lot of fun writing this story; I\'m glad it amused you to read!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Four weeks after John's career ended, so did the world.

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Challenge, Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1283; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Oct 2007; Published: 24 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
20 Jan 2008
I don't watch the new Battlestar, but I do get updates from my sister so I hope I'll be able to follow this especailly since it look like its leaning more toward the SGA side.

Can't wait to find out how John ended up in charge of the Battlestar after his career ended.

Author's Response: Oh, that\'s easy - Commander Marshall Sumner managed to get himself blown up somehow. Or possibly eaten by a rabid Three.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Tomorrow wasn't going to be 'just another day' ... but no one ever said it was going to be easy either. The back story continues with a short interlude while the boys get on the same page. (Lorne/Parrish)

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Major Lorne, Original Character, Other
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Humour, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 36193; Completed: No
Updated: 29 Dec 2007; Published: 05 Nov 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
22 Feb 2008
It's so much easier to review a bad story than a good or great one.

With the bad the only issue is how much information is too much. With the great stories - the ones that are well written, excellently put together with fantastic dialog and good mechanics - its so obvious that the author is so much better with words its kinda hard to overcome the urge to hide.

I'm gonna to take a little while then come back and read this again and try to be moderately articulate.
Chapter 3: Chapter 3

Summary: This could not possibly be happening. Not *again*.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, First Time, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes, May squick
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 18642; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Nov 2007; Published: 11 Nov 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
07 Jan 2008
'An awful, agonizing feat of endurance' - that really describes the mental place this beginning took me too.

For a little while I wondered if I was still in a dream, then decided that was too Dallas.

The courting box was magnificent.

Author's Response: \'Courting box\'...what a nice way to describe it! I\'m glad you enjoyed it--I had way too much fun with this story myself (\'Hmmmn, let\'s see...how many ways can I make Rodney die?\') I\'m sure that says something sick and twisted about me! :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1