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

Reviews by Alinea

Summary: Rodney McKay just went through a horrible break-up and wants nothing to do with women for awhile; he doesn't even want to look at them. Needing a little time to himself, and an opportunity to work on a side project with no distractions, he books a vacation at an all male resort. It will be easy to politely (or not so politely) brush off any guy who hits on him. Women do it to Rodney all the time; how hard could it be? In comes John Sheppard, the handsome bartender with his gravity-defying hair and his charming smile. The attraction to John is confusing to Rodney at first, because he always thought of himself as straight.

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

Word count: 12143; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Feb 2011; Published: 07 Feb 2011
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
12 Feb 2011
Well, I finished this with a dreamy smile on my face and a big sigh...so it must be good!! And a seriously hot date night ! Loved it.

Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked it =)
Chapter 1: All You Can Squeeze From a Lemon
Two Bells by Punk [G]
[Reviews - 2]

Summary: He's saying things. Things he'd never say if he weren't wearing a blindfold.

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

Word count: 6261; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 May 2011; Published: 16 May 2011
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
18 May 2011
Totally and completely joyful!!
I loved this and it made me smile which is what I needed today. Thank you.

Author's Response: Glad I could make you smile. Thanks for commenting!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Light and sunset and a smidgeon of romance

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

Word count: 1279; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Aug 2011; Published: 20 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
24 Aug 2011
This is just so blissful. I can feel the sun warming me as I read; a very atmospheric and romantic story. Thank you.

Author's Response: Thank you, Alinea. I\'m delighted you enjoyed it.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Want by Renee [PG]
[Reviews - 1]

Summary: Sometimes, in life, you learn not to want.

One sided John/Rodney, Rodney/Jennifer

Categories: Ship Pairings > Keller/McKay, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard
Genres: Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2950; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Sep 2011; Published: 15 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
03 Mar 2013
Just found this story. I know what you mean about being nervous writing John but I think you did a good job. It was actually brave to give him such an emotional response and you did it with a stylistic restraint that made it all work. I thought it was really moving.
Chapter 1: Want

Summary: Rodney looked confused, then angry. "It's not a cage," he said, like she'd insulted him. "It's a habitat. There'll be a pond--fresh water, of course!--and trees, and--"

"John had very specific wishes about what should happen to him if he couldn't be cured, Rodney," Elizabeth said.

Updated: 04 Jan 2013; Published: 03 Jan 2013
Reviewer: Alinea (Signed)
04 Jan 2013
Beautifully written and kept me reading wanting to learn what happened next which is the mark of a good story. The incident with the orange fleece nearly did for me and I''m not a weepy person!
The ending was sweet and not at all sickly. The team dynamic and the ethical debate was great too. I wonder if you thought of a different ending at some point; something a little more bitter sweet?

Author's Response: Hello, and thank you very much for your comment. Your enjoyment of the story and willingness to let me know has made me very happy. :D\r\n\r\nYour question of whether I\'d thought of a different ending is an interesting one. To be honest, I\'d always had it in my head that John would eventually return to his human self and that Rodney would be the one to discover it because John would deliberately escape the habitat to find him. But I literally couldn\'t think of a good way to write that for years, until I needed to fill in the \'Theft\' prompt for my HC_Bingo card, and the idea of Rodney leaving gifts helped me shape the rest of the plot. :)
Chapter 1: One of One