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Penname: Alinea [Contact]
Real name: Member Since: 24 Feb 2008
Membership status: Member

Reviews by Alinea

Summary: McKay's eye grew wide. "Literally, naked?" he asked. "You mean symbolic nudity, right? Like, you know—body stockings? Interpretive dance?"

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

Word count: 6857; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Jun 2008; Published: 05 Jun 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
06 Jun 2008
beautifully written and really well controlled all the way through. You have a very genuine affinity with the boys and i always enjoy your work. thank you.

Author's Response: Wow! That is just a lovely comments and I thank you very much. I think I do have a lot of affection for both John and Rodney and I\'m glad you think that shows in my writing. Also very glad you enjoy the stories. :)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Everyone tells him time—time will heal him, time will take care of everything—but he doesn't believe that.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Established Relationship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Character death
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 6659; Completed: No
Updated: 08 Jul 2008; Published: 15 Jun 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
09 Jul 2008
you have such a delicate touch that makes this admittedly a sad story but also a very beautiful one. I felt the emptiness and weariness of Rodney's grief and sighed with relief at the ending. Brilliant!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Distraction by miasnape [PG-13]
[Reviews - 9]

Summary: Rodney keeps... noticing things.

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

Word count: 1628; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Jun 2008; Published: 15 Jun 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
16 Jun 2008
Sigh, sigh, sigh!!

Author's Response: Lol! Thanks! :D
Chapter 1: Distraction 1/1

Summary: Librarians and the Physics professors who love them.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3974; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Jun 2008; Published: 16 Jun 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
16 Jun 2008
I SO enjoyed this, Rodney was so cute and flustery, and John, well.......
Funny and sexy, loved it , thanks.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: What might have been, in a world a few minutes different. Alternative ending for "Miller's Crossing." Heed warning.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter
Genres: Angst, Episode Related
Warnings: Character death
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1025; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Jul 2008; Published: 03 Jul 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
04 Jul 2008
Devasting because what you've imagined is so plausible. Very skillfuly and soulfully written. thank you.

Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m glad to know it moved you!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Script by aesc [NC-17]
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: The key slides smoothly into the lock and the clasp clicks open, the supple leather strap falling away. Rodney takes a bite of pastry, ignores the ritual warning to those who seek to wrongfully reveal the secrets contained in these sacred pages, and flips to the first page. Aliens very strongly hint that they should do it.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5626; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Jul 2008; Published: 16 Jul 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
16 Jul 2008
Beautiful rhythm to this story and elegaic language. Gorgeous and stunning, you are SO GOOD.
Chapter 1: Script

Summary: It was going to take more than a pair of ruby slippers to get them home this time. It was going to take all his ingenuity, a lot of careful plotting and some of John's infamous luck...

Updated: 27 Jun 2009; Published: 21 Jul 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
22 Jul 2008
This is a story of the highest possible standard. Entertaining, heartbreaking and real. EXCEPTIONAL.

Author's Response: :) Thank you so much - we\'re so glad you enjoyed it! xxx
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: An unexpected phonecall...(post-Trinity)

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

Word count: 2044; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Aug 2008; Published: 05 Aug 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
05 Aug 2008
you were brave to write this but it's so good to read something like this that gives such a realistic alternative view. Great, thanks.

Author's Response: Thank you. I wasn\'t sure it would be well received. Glad you liked it!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: When John receives an unexpected legacy he heads back to Earth, taking Rodney with him. While there he must deal with some old ghosts, Rodney's love of brownies and a life-changing discovery. There may also be a moose and an alligator but they're completely incidental. (Written for the 'McShep Happyfic Challenge'.)

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

Word count: 14399; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Nov 2008; Published: 03 Nov 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
03 Nov 2008
Loved this SO much,you write the friendship so well and the realisation is just wonderful. thank you

Author's Response: Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun to write them just hanging out & doing stuff together - & then for Rodney to finally figure it all out! *g*
Chapter 1: Mile marker thirty-six

Summary: Will change mean... change? And then what?

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

Word count: 882; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Nov 2008; Published: 29 Nov 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
29 Nov 2008
You have such a sure touch with a short story, and the skill of making us readers happy. this is how it should be. thank you

Author's Response: Thank you for the lovely comment. I\'m very glad you enjoyed this!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: He looked away, out over the black water emblazoned with two silvery stripes that stretched their way toward the pier. He concentrated on that shimmering light as more images started to pour forth.

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

Word count: 1206; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Nov 2008; Published: 29 Nov 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
29 Nov 2008
Yup, that's just what I thought when I saw that final cut away shot. That hand jus snaking nearer. Great.

Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, I think more a move of possession than anything else - just wanting to be close - because I don\'t think John would take advantage of Rodney under those circumstances.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: They find safe harbor at the Winterfair.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Established Relationship, Friendship, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 7233; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Dec 2008; Published: 03 Dec 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
03 Dec 2008
I've got a light to steer by, remember?
Perfect ending from a truly great writer.
Chapter 1: but the nights are better (out here)

Summary: Secrets always come out in the dark.

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

Word count: 4322; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Jan 2009; Published: 29 Dec 2008
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
01 Jan 2009
beautiful last sentence ending a really satisfying story thank you.

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m so glad you enjoyed it.
Chapter 1: Part 1 of 1

Summary: Oh great. Now he was destined to see dead people.
Story set sometime in Season Three. (No obvious spoilers that I'm aware of)

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Original Character, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, First Time, Hurt Comfort, Team
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 21707; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Jan 2009; Published: 01 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
10 Jan 2009
Perfect, satisfying, tightly written story that wastes nothing and impresses technically and engages emotionally. You do the masking of plot details so well, the John a.i. is so well done. thank you for yet another story that is going straight into my favourites section.

Author's Response: Your FB has sort of left me speechless with pleasure--thank you!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Five firsts that chart the changes in John & Rodney's relationship from first meeting to friendship, to something more.

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

Word count: 2741; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Jan 2009; Published: 13 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
17 Jan 2009
So beautifully written you have a great understanding of who they really are. thank you.

Author's Response: Thank you so much, I\'m really pleased you enjoyed it.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Rodney had once overheard a group of Marines debating the likelihood of coming across a world with dinosaurs or, at least, very large reptiles on it.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Pre-relationship, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 10141; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Feb 2009; Published: 15 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
17 Jan 2009
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: Lol! I hope that\'s a good thing! Thanks for reviewing.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: For all that Rodney wears everything he feels right there on his face, he's strangely reticent about things that actually matter, damn him. (Spoilers up to season 5: The Daedelus Variations)

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Episode Related, Hurt Comfort, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1599; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Jan 2009; Published: 21 Jan 2009
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
22 Jan 2009
You are really on a roll at the moment, great story after great story. you really get the dialogue just right loved it.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Atlantis is still in San Francisco Bay. Rodney and Jennifer get engaed. Rodney and John are the most clueless men on the face of this Earth.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Jennifer Keller, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama, Humour, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 14828; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Mar 2010; Published: 16 Mar 2010
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
18 May 2010
I just realised I havent actually reviewed this even though it's one of my all time favourite stories. There's something so perfect, so right about this; as if this is exactly how it was. Your John is so credible and you capture Rodney's need for normality so well. Thank you.

Author's Response: Thanks! I wasn\'t sure I could make the concept work (as obviously it could easily slide into the most crackiest of crack). I see Rodney that way as well. Sure, he\'s so happy being a genius, but the flip side of all those smarts is that he\'s somewhat on an island intellectually and emotionally. Anyway, glad you enjoyed!
Chapter 1: One shot

Summary: In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror. —Isak Dinesen

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Challenge, Drama, Established Relationship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes, May squick
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 12906; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Jan 2011; Published: 05 Jan 2011
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
10 Jan 2011
This is a skilful story, leading us from the happy go lucky to the depth of darkness, and all done with such a sure hand. I really felt the horror build and didnt see the payoff coming at all. Poignant and affecting, this is going straight on my favourites lists.
Chapter 1: One of One

Summary: On Ljósver, Need gifts may be small in the beginning, but grow. Sequel to but the nights are better (out here)

Categories: Ship Pairings > Ronon Dex/Other, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard, Ship Pairings > Teyla Emmagan/Other
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Established Relationship, Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 6056; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Jan 2011; Published: 16 Jan 2011
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
16 Dec 2011
I hadn't long reread the original companion to this so was thrilled to find the sequel. You weave beauty and sadness;hope and longing together so wonderfully well. All warmth and love. Thank you
Chapter 1: Row the Boat Ashore