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Reviews by purrfus
Legacy by Diamondblade [PG-13]
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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]
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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
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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: 21 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
12 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: 23 Oct 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
16 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
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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
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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

Summary: He still couldn't believe that he'd actually taken his courage in both hands and kissed John.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: First Time, PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 6859; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Feb 2008; Published: 12 Nov 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
12 Feb 2008
Lets hear it for winnings and wishes. Came out really well.

Can see you fighting with it because the first section is all about delaying the gratification. But that is one of the best things about your work its never just PWP, there is always something happening from different mental motivations to emotional and physical responses to location. Always exciting to see your name.

Author's Response: Thank you!
Chapter 2: The Proof is in Your Moves

Summary: How does John cope (or not cope) with being back in Atlantis after losing six months of his life? And what can Rodney do about it?

Categories: General
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Episode Related
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 17105; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 Nov 2007; Published: 28 Nov 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
24 Jan 2008
I thought it was wrong, but since there wasn't any way to really object I chalked it up to 'its in the script', and decided I had to let it go.

Wonderful portrayl of John's difficulty finding his balance.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
24 Jan 2008
John and Rodney - great conversation with some really amazing dialog. Especially Atlantis as a sulky teenager.

Easing back into the real world - well written and much more believable than the series treatment.
Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Summary: Rodney's business trip is interrupted by visitors.

Updated: 12 Dec 2007; Published: 10 Dec 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
19 Jan 2008
Yummy.

I was going to ask if there was more, but I read a note that said there was so I am going to go find it.

Author's Response: Thanks! Yes, this is the third fic of the series. They\'re all under my name on the archive.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: What if the way to the Sagittarius sector took a detour through a rip in space and time and the Pern expedition landed in the Pegasus galaxy 2500 years ago? SGA/Dragonriders of Pern crossover.

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 31654; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Jan 2008; Published: 14 Dec 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
13 Jan 2008
Now thats an introduction. Teyla's reaction was very interesting.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
19 Jan 2008
Fantastic description of dragon flight.

Evil cliffie.
Chapter 6: Chapter 6
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
25 Jan 2008
Ruth in Atlantis and fire lizards (and a grumpy Caldwell) it just don't get any better.
Chapter 7: Chapter 7
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
25 Jan 2008
I've really enjoyed the story. The mix and match has been a lot of fun to read.

I have read the books, and I'm thinking 4 months is a little young for mating, but hey maybe something about Atlantis and or Stargates makes a difference.
Chapter 8: Epilogue
Dark Muse by ashtakra [NC-17]
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Summary: Major Evan Lorne has been repaired, the Wraith are on the run and the future should look good. But the Ancient seer known as David Parrish left Lorne with more than just pleasant memories. A sequal to Atlantis Manifest.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 7 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 19622; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Jan 2008; Published: 15 Dec 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
22 Jan 2008
Seems to be something missing between the end of chapter 2 and the beginning of chapter 3.
Chapter 3: Jumping at Shadows
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Summary: Sheppard and Ronon finally talk – but not much. PWP Reunion tag. Third story in the Idiomatic series; follows Par for the Course and Making a Splash, but can be read alone.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Ronon Dex/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Ronon Dex
Genres: Episode Related, First Time, PWP - Plot, What Plot?, Series
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Idiomatic

Word count: 2507; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Dec 2007; Published: 15 Dec 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
16 Jan 2008
Delicious.

Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m glad you enjoyed it!
Chapter 1: Shooting Straight
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Summary: John worries that Rodney is going to break up with him and so has a little chat with Jeannie about what could have his boyfriend all in a tizz.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Episode Related, Established Relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3148; Completed: Yes
Updated: 18 Dec 2007; Published: 18 Dec 2007
Reviewer: purrfus (Signed)
24 Jan 2008
Amazing amount of emotion and physical detail in a realitivly short piece.

You took all three characters on an emotional ferris wheel ride while staying true to the character voices.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1