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Penname: Rusty Armour [Contact]
Real name: Member Since: 11 Nov 2007
Membership status: Member
Reviews by Rusty Armour

Summary: Taken captive by a Wraith Queen, Lt. Col. John Sheppard is desperate enough to make a dark bargain with his enemy.

Categories: Bitextual
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult themes, May squick, Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4248; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Nov 2007; Published: 21 Nov 2007
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
22 Nov 2007
Yaaay! It's great to see your story up on Wraithbait! :-) I think this story has a great premise. It's interesting to see how Sheppard chooses to handle this particular moral dilemma and just how far he'll go to save his team. And while a certain scene is pretty hot and kinky, it's about much more than sex. You've written a story with a seriously dark but fascinating edge.
Chapter 1: Dark Bargain

Summary: After the latest crisis on Atlantis, Sam and Rodney share a night with no promises, no regrets.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Carter/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter
Genres: First Time, PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2224; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Nov 2007; Published: 24 Nov 2007
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
24 Nov 2007
I really enjoyed this! It seems so much like Carter and McKay to have their first serious kiss in the middle of a crisis! I like the fact that Sheppard walked in on them and couldn't hide his smirk! *g*

I think it was totally in-character for Carter to deny her desire for McKay at first, only giving in when McKay sought her out and she was too exhausted to fight it anymore.

While this story works well as a stand alone, it would be really cool to see a sequel! :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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: Rusty Armour (Signed)
18 Dec 2007
This was touching and engaging. I love stories with Jeannie, especially if she's playing matchmaker for her brother! *g* I'm glad that you chose to address that comment of Jeannie's from "Miller's Crossing" because I've been torn about it since I saw the episode. I like the fact that McKay actually dwells on it and it's a cause for concern for Sheppard. Both his conversation with Jeannie and his conversation with McKay were nicely written. :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: "Colonel Sheppard," Jeannie said, obviously surprised. "I didn't expect to see you again so soon."

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama, Episode Related, Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2134; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2007; Published: 21 Dec 2007
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
29 Dec 2007
I meant to review this story and forgot. Hopefully I've made up for it by recommending it on atlantisfic. *g* Anyway, I also thought that there was a lot that wasn't resolved in "Miller's Crossing" and I felt bad for Rodney because Jeannie was left thinking that he had almost gotten her killed (which was technically true) but didn't know what lengths he had been willing to go to save her. I really like the idea that Sheppard would make the trip to Jeannie's to reveal this aspect of her brother's character. It ties in nicely with him showing that "Letters From Pegasus" video in "McKay and Mrs. Miller". Sheppard obviously does take an interest in the siblings' relationship and would be concerned if he saw it falling apart again.
Chapter 1: Shapes And Sizes

Summary: Rodney invites John to Jeannie's for Christmas.

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

Word count: 7053; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2007; Published: 22 Dec 2007
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
28 Dec 2007
I love this story! So often Christmas stories are just dripping with syrupy sentimentality, but this was moving without being sappy. I love the fact that McKay would invite Sheppard as his "someone special" and not realize that he really *is* his someone special! I also enjoyed seeing McKay and Sheppard interact with Madison, who was adorable but not nauseatingly so. I especially like her version of mistletoe (Mr. Toe). Anyway, I've saved this story on my hard drive and plan to add it to my rec list next time I update it.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: After Rodney is held hostage on a trade mission, he starts to fall apart. When he won't admit anything's wrong, he's sent back to Earth to recover, and it's up to John to pick up the pieces.

Updated: 12 Feb 2008; Published: 13 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
13 Feb 2008
I was so happy last night when I discovered that you'd finished "Catalysis"! :-) I absolutely love this story! I'm usually a sucker for fic where Rodney visits his family, but you added an extra complication by having Rodney dealing with PTSD at the same time. I was really struck by how well you portrayed the various relationships in the McKay-Miller family. The dialogue throughout was wonderful.
Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Summary: "You need to know that I'm not him."

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Episode Related, First Time
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3475; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Jan 2008; Published: 25 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
03 Aug 2008
I actually stumbled across this story when someone was searching for it on sga_storyfinders. I really like the idea of McKay being freaked out by the Evil!Sheppard and needing aversion therapy. I'm a sucker for any story in which McKay is either reluctant to get involved with Sheppard or doesn't believe that Sheppard could possibly be attracted to him. With this "Not in a Dream," it's a bit of both. :-) Anywaaaay, this story has a cool premise and I really like the way you resolved both McKay's and Sheppard's issues.
Chapter 1: Not in a Dream, Much Less in the Real World

Summary: It's most of a week before it starts to come back, but Rodney always remembers this:

(sort-of tag to The Shrine, spoilers up to that point)

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Jennifer Keller, John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Episode Related, Friendship, Hurt Comfort, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 7458; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Jan 2009; Published: 21 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
29 Jan 2009
Wonderful story! :-) It's really fascinating to catch glimpses of "The Shrine" from McKay's perspective. I absolutely love the way the team comes together to be there for McKay and ensure he's never alone. And, of course, the revelation about Sheppard sleeping in McKay's quarters at night is fabulous! The confrontation/acknowledgment scene at the end is handled beautifully!
Chapter 1: Primacy

Summary: Teyla asks Rodney to babysit.

Categories: General
Characters: Rodney McKay
Genres: Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5107; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Feb 2009; Published: 10 Feb 2009
Reviewer: Rusty Armour (Signed)
22 Feb 2009
Ahhh! I love seeing Rodney as a babysitter and fulfilling his responsibility as Torren's godfather! I think you did a great job representing the bond between Rodney and Torren. This story is a really delightful read. :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1