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Penname: Xiilnek [Contact]
Real name: Kara Member Since: 13 Feb 2008
Membership status: Member
I am a nineteen year old girl going to tech school, vaguely hoping to get a job in radio. I have a livejournal account under this same name, if you are really that interested. :)
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Reviews by Xiilnek

Summary: They stumble upon an advanced race that allows you to peer into different realities and see what could have happened in your life. Needless to say, Rodney begins to appreciate his own universe a bit more.

Categories: General
Characters: Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Angst, Character Study
Warnings: Adult themes, Character death
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1096; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Nov 2006; Published: 03 Nov 2006
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
06 Apr 2008
What a wonderful last line.

You created Rodney's voice and the tone of the story very well, and I love his opinions on the various universes. Thanks for this fic.
Chapter 1: Five Universes Rodney's Glad Aren't His

Summary: It made no sense that Rodney should want that particular penguin. John slid where Rodney preferred to walk, burning his energy like he might be missing something. John didn't squawk, he drawled, and he'd never shown any interest in the stars Rodney studied every night.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3976; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Feb 2008; Published: 12 Dec 2006
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
26 Mar 2008
You are so, so good. They're so /them/. The premise is so unusual, and yet I truly got into this story, and I love it *so much*.

Lines that stood out to me:

"Well, I suspect it didn't think I'd understand what it was doing, but, well... not every creature can share my vastly superior intellect."

- Rodney! Oh, Rodney. Of course.

"Yeah," John said quietly, sliding his beak against Rodney's, the colony pressing in around them with an unerring sense for group hugs.

- Awww, so sweet. And also, I love, "unerring sense for group hugs".

Thanks for writing this! *adds to favorites*

Author's Response: They\'re penguins! Group hugs is what they do! :D
Chapter 2: Bipeds and the Deep Blue Sea

Summary: The Secret Santa gift exchange at Atlantis causes Rodney and Radek some headache. Not to mention that weird fluttery feeling somewhere low in the abdominal region.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Zelenka
Characters: Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 8020; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Jan 2007; Published: 04 Jan 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
12 Apr 2008
Oh, this is *so* wonderful.

It's so hard to come up with actual *meaningful* gifts (at least, for me), so watching them do so was an aspect I like.

Also - so. Very. Sweet. I had a craving for McKay/Zelenka, and this is wonderful for it.

*favorites*

Author's Response: Awww, it\'s so amazing to get feedback on an old fic - it\'s like an unexpected gift :) I\'m glad you liked the story and thank you so much for taking the time to tell me so.
Chapter 1: Atlantis Santa

Summary: Based on the movie Pretty Woman, but with an SGA twist. The title is based, in case you didn't know, on a song from the soundtrack.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 20938; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Jan 2007; Published: 20 Jan 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
05 Apr 2008
Fantastic. I like the way you combined Pretty Woman with SGA, and kept everyone in character. The scenes with O'Neil, while few, got his personality across well.

I especially love the ending. Thank you for writing this!
Chapter 9: Chapter 9 of 9

Summary: The first time Rod told his Sheppard where he could stick his MENSA meetings, it was both frightening and exhilarating.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Character Study, Episode Related, First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3011; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Jan 2007; Published: 24 Jan 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
03 May 2008
Oh, I've enjoyed this. I like how you show all the different characters, and the idea that Rod would take another look at himself after seeing what could be.

Lovely ending. Thanks for writing.

Author's Response: Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment, I appreciate that! :)
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: Eavesdroppers rarely like what they hear. Rodney takes something he overhears to heart. Set after "Tao of Rodney" -- Spoilers for that episode.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Episode Related, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3011; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Apr 2007; Published: 04 Apr 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
07 Mar 2008
Oh my God.

I think I love you.

(that is all)
Chapter 1: Eating His Unhappiness
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
17 Mar 2008
Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes. Thank you.

*Fab*ulous.
Chapter 1: Eating His Unhappiness
Sandstorms by Mithreon [NC-17]
[Reviews - 57]

Summary: The way back turned out to be longer than Rodney had imagined. AU from Trinity. Spoilers for Instinct and Aurora.

Updated: 07 Jul 2007; Published: 01 Jul 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
25 Mar 2008
This is... the realest - most real? - anyway, the realest story I've ever read. This is the most incredible writing I can remember reading.

Thank you.

Author's Response: Happy you liked it: Thank you very much for letting me know!
Chapter 8: Epilogue

Summary: An SGA version of Disney's Aladdin. I'm totally lame, I know. Rating for later chapters. Rodney has spent his life being persecuted for his work with Ancient devices. He dreams of a better life, but John knows that it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Romance
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 8861; Completed: No
Updated: 16 Aug 2007; Published: 06 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
10 Jul 2008
Mmm, yay. Enjoyed re-reading this. Also:

(As a side note, he'd look totally hot in Jasmine's outfit :D)

A black one, of course. *grins*
Chapter 3: There's So Much More

Summary: Mensaverse AU: Radek Zelenka first met Rod McKay at a fancy reception in Moscow.

Categories: General
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU - Alternate Universe, Episode Related
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Rising to the Occasion

Word count: 7876; Completed: Yes
Updated: 18 Aug 2007; Published: 17 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
03 May 2008
It was probably tricky to juggle everyone's personalities and their different roles; I like how you did it. I find myself also adoring Radek as the military commander of Atlantis.

I just have one question: what exactly is Rod's job there?
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Dr. McKay was a Bad Person. He deserved to be punished.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Episode Related, First Time, Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1131; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Sep 2007; Published: 08 Sep 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
04 Jul 2008
This is so completely awesome. Thank you.

Author's Response: Thank you!
Chapter 1: 1/1
Too Late by Kylia [PG-13]
[Reviews - 7]

Summary: Ronon knows Rodney better than he thinks he does

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Ronon Dex
Characters: None
Genres: First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1519; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Nov 2007; Published: 25 Nov 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
27 Apr 2008
Awwwww. That's really nice. Thanks for writing it! I don't think there are enough Ronon/Rodney stories out there, and I enjoyed this one.
Chapter 1: Too Late

Summary: "I think it's time you told me why the bloody hell you have Lee and Zelenka's missing SX-7 on your bed."

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Hurt Comfort, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Scruffy AI

Word count: 46266; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Dec 2007; Published: 03 Dec 2007
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
04 Apr 2008
I just want to tell you how much I've enjoyed this before I add it to my favorites. The characterization is awesome, the writing style is great, and you incorporate everything into the Stargate universe wonderfully. Thanks for writing this.
Chapter 1: One of One
Repellent by Neena [PG-13]

Summary: It was Rodney's nature to be repellent. It was the Pegasus Galaxy's nature to take it to the next level. It took volcanoes, Wraith, genetic experiments and Genii to show Rodney that not everyone sees him the same way.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Hurt Comfort, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 24 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 61686; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Aug 2008; Published: 06 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
16 May 2008
Oooooh. One *serious* cliffhanger, this time. It makes me think of the clones in SG1; they were sort of just dropped the moment it was realized they weren't the 'originals', which really bugged me. However this turns out, I have a hopeful suspicion that that won't happen here.

I love the way you write; in one paragraph you describe the body language that you mostly have to watch the show to see: "Carson cast a concerned glance Sheppard's way, testing the waters to see what kind of reaction he could expect" and the Colonel's reaction. Then you say, "Weir [...] gave him a reassuring nod and sage smile, encouraging Beckett to continue." That's exactly her body language, and I can really see it.

Sorry for the lengthy comment. Thanks for another exciting chapter! Of course I look forward to the next one.

Author's Response: The clone thing in SG-1 always bothered me, too. I always wondered what happened to Jack\'s mini-me clone. Thanks so much for the feedback, and there\'s never such a thing as a \'too-lengthy\' comment! ;)
Chapter 15: Chapter 15
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
16 Jun 2008
Heh. Lovely. Rodney forgetting he had a gun (if he did - I can't remember) and rushing the wraith, and batting his baby blues at John and getting everything he asks for. I hope the reaction isn't as bad for Rodney now they know what's happening.

I actually put off reading this so it would be longer until I finished it - my logic doesn't need to be logical! Of course I'm looking forward to the next chapter. Thank you!

Author's Response: :) If Rodney batted his pretty blue eyes at me, I\'d give him anything, too! Thanks for the review! :)
Chapter 19: Chapter 19
Treading Water by Reflex [PG-13]
[Reviews - 35]

Summary: Drowning had never been a fear Rodney needed to embrace. Trust, relying on others, and having to betray his own secrets, however, was something that kept him awake at night. Friendship, whump, genetic manipulation, homicidal tree huggers...

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Character Study, Friendship, Hurt Comfort, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: Treading Water

Word count: 31137; Completed: Yes
Updated: 04 Mar 2008; Published: 20 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
24 Mar 2008
I enjoyed this. It is very in character, and Rodney's 'mutation' is very believable.

The ending made me go, "*Awwwwww*" Heh.

Thanks for writing this. I look forward to reading more!

Author's Response: Thank you very much! It\'s always great to get an \'awww\' :)
Chapter 8: Solving the Problem
Cross Country by Quasar [NC-17]
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: Criss-Cross series #4: Team Ellison works on salvage -- of equipment, people, and relationships. (Repost for re-organization).

Updated: 24 Feb 2008; Published: 24 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
16 Feb 2008
Uh... *tries to get brain together*

Ooh, aah, and fabulous. That's all I can say at this moment. In a good way.

(Also, Jim and Blair! Awesome.)

I pasted some parts I particularly liked into Word. I'll put them below.

"Just think of it like a phone number," Rodney chimed in from behind him, at the same moment that Jackson said, "Think of it as a word." A second later, the two were arguing about mnemonic representations of Stargate addresses.

- I love how their thoughts about this fit so well with their personalities. Wonderful detail. -

Rodney wasn't finished with his paean to Colonel Carter. "Blonde, tall, legs up to here, smartest woman in two galaxies, almost a match for my own unparalleled brilliance? Only woman truly worthy of bearing my progeny?"

- The last sentence especially is so, so Rodney. I can very clearly see and hear him saying it. -

It made John think of sex. He supposed after a little time with Rodney, uncontrollable laughter would always make him think of sex. He had to work to keep his own face straight.

- ! -

Thank you so much for this story. I enjoyed it immensely.

Author's Response: Thank you for the detailed comments! Each of those bits has a special place in my heart, too. I\'m glad you liked the inclusion of Jim and Blair!
Chapter 1: Cross Country

Summary: Criss Cross series #7: Some messages waiting in the top of the queue to be sent next time contact is established with Earth.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Other Male Pairings
Characters: Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Other
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Criss-Cross Series

Word count: 1128; Completed: Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2008; Published: 27 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
24 Mar 2008
What a wonderful twist. I would love to read General O'Neil's reaction to this, if you are so inclined.

Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m glad you enjoyed it! Not planning to do anything with General Jack\'s reaction, but it could happen...
Chapter 1: Crossed Wires

Summary: If anything can go wrong, it will. When Ronon goes missing during a mission, it's up to Rodney and the others to find him.

Updated: 01 Mar 2008; Published: 01 Mar 2008
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
27 Apr 2008
The ending made me laugh, and I love Radek's reaction along with Rodney's retaliation.

Thank you for this. :) *adds to favorites*
Chapter 1: You Are A Runner and I Am My Father's Son

Summary: "You are not allowed to show Ronon any more musical movies," Rodney shouted in John's ear.

Total crackfic for sga_flashfic's "Not Dead Yet" Challenge. Set between the Season 4 episodes "Midway" and "The Kindred, Part 1". Slight spoilers. Possible inferred McShep slash.

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

Word count: 780; Completed: Yes
Updated: 02 Apr 2008; Published: 02 Apr 2008
Reviewer: Xiilnek (Signed)
04 Apr 2008
... the ending.

I love you. So much.
Chapter 1: "I am not dead yet, I can dance and I can sing..."