Vacilica Malfoy [Contact
12 Feb 2008
oh, Rodney's arm-writing. the first of what I am sure will be many, many drabbles and sonnets dedicated to it. Spoilers over Tabula Rasa.
Updated: 11 Nov 2007; Published: 09 Nov 2007
I only recently started watching SGA and I just watched Tabula Rasa, so sorry that my review is very late.
Anyway, WOW! I hadn't even realised this episode had any McShep potential, let alone something so subtle yet glaringly obvious!
Also, I usually hate drabbles, I always find them so frustrating like it's impossible to actually convey anything in so few words, but you managed it beautifully. Honestly, I'm truly impressed!
Their mission to Olesia(Season 2, Condemned)has a lasting effect.
Updated: 07 Feb 2008; Published: 06 Feb 2008
I just finished your story. I really liked it. I read your reviews too, and I honestly don't understand what everyone's problem is.
I mean, I'm no psychologist but it seems to me that Rodney's reaction of self-loathing and self-doubt is a fairly common response to rape. It's not like YOU are dismissing rape as a minor issue, you're just trying to show us Rodney's damaged state of mind.
Sheppard's reaction also seems pretty realistic to me. I mean, he makes his disapproval of Weir's actions pretty clear, what more could he possibly do short of staging a coup? Same with Carson.
As for Elisabeth, I agree she does seem quite OOC, but maybe not to the extend everyone is suggesting. Considering Atlantis' truce with the Genii after all the crap they've pulled, I think it's pretty clear Elisabeth is not too bothered with moral ambiguity if the stakes are high enough. Maybe she wouldn't be quite so callous, but honestly, what does it matter anyway? I've read plenty of Jack/Daniel fics which portray Sam as an absolute psycho, and I didn't see anyone complaining, so why shouldn't you be allowed to portray Weir like this?
You did make one mistake though. An IDC wouldn't allow Torrell to simply walk in, Atlantis would have to open the iris first, they could also close it after him so as to render his threat ineffective.
Also, I didn't like the ending, it was too rushed, it feels incomplete. You should consider a sequel or an epilogue. I'd like to see Weir's reaction to Rodney's second almost attack as well as Rodney's reaction as well.
Still, I liked this story, well done.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I am considering a sequel of sorts in the near future, depending on the time I have to do it justice.