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Penname: Zafra Davian [Contact]
Real name: Melody Member Since: 29 Aug 2007
Membership status: Member
Married w/ 1 child in FL
Beta-reader: No
Reviews by Zafra Davian

Summary: The morning steals upon the night, melting the darkness.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Sheppard/Zelenka
Characters: John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka
Genres: Character Study, Established Relationship, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 6204; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Aug 2006; Published: 29 Aug 2006
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
24 Sep 2007
I love this story. Not because of the pairing, perse, but because of how beautifully you wrote them together. I hope, as well, you write more!
Chapter 1: 1
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
08 Feb 2008
This is the only Radek/John piece I like. So beautiful I had to read it again. :)
Chapter 1: 1
Coming Home by Xanthe [NC-17]
[Reviews - 29]

Summary: "Colonel John Sheppard knew, from the moment he first met Dr Rodney McKay, that the man would be trouble."

This novel-length story is set entirely in an AU where bisexuality and consensual BDSM are the cultural norm. It is a prequel to my story "General & Dr Sheppard" but you don't have to have read that to read this.

Updated: 09 Dec 2012; Published: 08 Oct 2006
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
12 Sep 2007
Mmmmm. Yummy. Happily took up much of my time for the last few days. :) I love how you intentionally left in bits we would recognize and didn't go all-out to change the premise and roles. Just sortof added another dimension to everyone's relationships. Can't wait to read the other story now!

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I\'m delighted you enjoyed it :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter One - Trouble With a Capital 'T'
Rising Above by Susan [NC-17]

Summary: Evil!Sheppard in a parallel universe. Poor Dr. McKay with a family to feed.

Dr. Rodney McKay must balance his family life with his passionate and yet cold commander at Stargate Command, Colonel John Sheppard.

Het McKay/Brown and McKay/Carter. Non-consensual Sheppard/McKay, Lorne/Chuck, and mention of non-consensual Kowalski/Other male, Jackson/Other female, and O'Neill/Carter.


Updated: 12 Jul 2012; Published: 14 Nov 2006
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
05 Jan 2008
I agree with reviewer "M". I personally love plot, in the sense that I write the opposite of your style. I find it very difficult to do PWP. :) I hope that in some fashion, these questions will be answered! As for kink - hey, bring it on. So long as it serves the overall purpose of the story as I believed it to be in the beginning, I have no problem with it.

Author's Response: The muse has her fancies. The more she hangs around Ciar, the more kink she wants to write. The more I read your reviews, the more I want to buckle down and tell you all about how Rodney\'s kids are all smaller than the rest of their classmates because they weren\'t fed. Or how Chuck is fitted with an orthopedic -- no, saving that bit for a suprise. I am so very glad that you like the kink becuse I really, really wanted to write kink, and so often, I read great stories that leave something to be desired in that department. I wanted to fed you all a bit of my home-grown, country-fresh slave kink. Again, I am experiementing with this story, and letting all your suggestions entertain the muse.
Rising Above
Updated: 02 Jun 2007; Published: 02 Jun 2007
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
21 Sep 2007
Bwhaaa! Such a sweet little cliche fic, too. Aw. Since it was so obviously poking fun at itself I see no reason to mention anything other than there are a few annoying spelling mistakes still there. Other than that - brilliant!!

Author's Response: Yep, it was poling fun at all t he cliches out there, but I enjoyed writting it and I know my betas do the best they can to catch all my mistakes. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and thank you for the lovely feedback.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
All I Ask Of You by Raven [NC-17]
[Reviews - 19]

Summary: Rodney's in a relationship with John. Why was the fact that he's married never brought up before?

Categories: Bitextual, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard, Ship Pairings > Zelenka/Other
Characters: John Sheppard, Original Character, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Established Relationship
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 10888; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Sep 2007; Published: 07 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
17 Sep 2007
I got extremely confused here because I totally missed the part where we find out she has the ATA gene. How did they find that out? Since not even half the population has it, and sometimes it's recessive, I don't think you can just assume something like that. Even if Carson gave her the therapy (and again, why would they?) you can't just jump there. Just because she is Rodney's 'wife' it shouldn't be a 'gimme'. And I would also imagine it would take her a bit longer to learn how to pilot a jumper. Be careful you don't turn this woman into a Mary Sue. Someone else made that comment and I think it's a valid one.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: When Teyla was a child, long-limbed and supple as the blades of the fishtam grass, she learned three truths. (Gen, but implied McKay/Sheppard)

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5078; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 Aug 2007; Published: 26 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
29 Aug 2007
I really enjoyed this - kept me up way past my bedtime since I found it rather late!
Nice use of elements from her mind to relate to what happens around her.

Author's Response: Thank you! I had a great time writing this, and I\'m glad you enjoyed. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Intolerable by anyanka [NC-17]
[Reviews - 25]

Summary: John had never thought of Rodney as cruel before.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 7069; Completed: Yes
Updated: 18 Sep 2007; Published: 15 Sep 2007
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
15 Sep 2007
"May" be more?! Oh, no there is definately more. *eg* Totally singing the "Rodney as top" song to me. Awesome.

Author's Response: Hmmm I find it sings my \'John as bottom\' song. I\'m writing more but no idea what the ETA is :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: "Don't think I remember the conditional of that verb," Ronon informed John flatly.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Hurt Comfort, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5885; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Sep 2007; Published: 26 Sep 2007
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
27 Sep 2007
I really liked this! It was a bit strange jumping back-forth between John's head and the actual goings-on but it did smack so much of something we might actually see. Very well done.

Author's Response: Thanks for persevering through the jumping-back-and-forth!
Chapter 1: The grass so little has to do, --

Summary: Rodney got his new SX-7 two weeks after he'd ordered it. Him. It. Whatever.

In which John is a human.

Updated: 05 Mar 2010; Published: 07 Nov 2007
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
07 Nov 2007
Yay! Please keep posting, I was so bummed to see this was just a 'split them' posting. LOL I like both, the idea is equally cool, either way. Kudos to you for just taking on both at once!

Author's Response: Heh. Sorry, I probably should have waited until I had the next part finished,but I had no idea when that would be. And I just couldn\'t decide whichstoryline to pick, so in the end I went with both. *g*
Chapter 1: 1. Delivery

Summary: "I'll take Absurd Alien Lifeforms for 200, Alex," Rodney whispered to Sheppard.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Humour, PWP - Plot, What Plot?, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 693; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Dec 2007; Published: 30 Dec 2007
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
20 Jan 2008
Pffft...hahahaha! I hadn't caught this one. ROFL! Almost made up for no new Male Enhancement chapters. ;)

Author's Response: Heh. Thanks, and sorry, I guess. ;p
Chapter 1: 1/1
Blaze by mdime [PG-13]
[Reviews - 4]

Summary: "Not bad for a first contact." "Oh, now you've jinxed us. I've been waiting for something to go wrong since yesterday."

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2993; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Jan 2008; Published: 03 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
03 Jan 2008
True, so true. :) It's a wonder why so many underlings are so enthralled to join the first-contact teams. :)

Author's Response: Seriously. If ever anything goes truly *well*, you know they have to be even more paranoid/suspicious than when things are going badly. SNAFU is their default setting.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: "You want me to babysit your robots?" (A Companion story to Male Enhancement - The Soul and the Company Store Remix.)

Categories: General
Characters: Cameron Mitchell, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Radek Zelenka
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Character Study, Friendship, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Scruffy AI

Word count: 18025; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Jan 2008; Published: 03 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
05 Jan 2008
yay! What a great companion story! I'm not sure what it would be, but if there is going to be more I would welcome it. The whole dynamic created by them being incarnated in this way is endlessly fascinating.
Chapter 1: One of One

Summary: John didn't really believe the date was going to happen--Carter would come to her senses, or Rodney would chicken out, or--if worse came to worse--Atlantis itself would recognize it for the abomination it was and sink into the ocean.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter
Genres: Humour, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1611; Completed: Yes
Updated: 04 Jan 2008; Published: 04 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
05 Jan 2008
Hahahaha! Love it. Yes, that plan did totally have "John-Sheppard-stupid-plan" written all over it! Thanks for the pick-me-up. :)

Author's Response: I\'m happy it was a pick-me-up for you. :D Thank you so much for commenting (that\'s *my* pick-me-up)! :D
Chapter 1: Best Laid Plans
Maintaining by Denyce [PG-13]
[Reviews - 3]

Summary: Lorne's not exactly jolly and John wants to know why

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other, Slash Pairings > McKay/Ronon Dex
Characters: John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex
Genres: Angst, Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3541; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jan 2008; Published: 11 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Zafra Davian (Signed)
12 Jan 2008
*sniff* Very sad, but I feel a good job w/ characterization for John and Lorne, especially.

Author's Response: Thank you!!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1