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Penname: Samara_Draven [Contact]
Real name: Amber Member Since: 12 Jun 2005
Membership status: Member
I believe that I am unique in my own little ways.

I love music, slash and art. Steak is my favorite food. The Ship Who Sang is my favorite book. Stargate is my favorite fandom, closely followed by Supernatural. I've been told I'm funny. And while I do try to be amusing on purpose, I get the feeling that I'm more often amusing on accident.
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Reviews by Samara_Draven
Rising Above by Susan [NC-17]

Summary: Evil!Sheppard in a parallel universe. Poor Dr. McKay with a family to feed.

Dr. Rodney McKay must balance his family life with his passionate and yet cold commander at Stargate Command, Colonel John Sheppard.

Het McKay/Brown and McKay/Carter. Non-consensual Sheppard/McKay, Lorne/Chuck, and mention of non-consensual Kowalski/Other male, Jackson/Other female, and O'Neill/Carter.


Updated: 12 Jul 2012; Published: 14 Nov 2006
Reviewer: Samara_Draven (Signed)
19 Feb 2009
Oh! I forgot to say, thanks for another wonderful angsty chapter. Well done!
Chapter 1: Prologue

Summary: Okay, so the first time it happened, McKay might have been a little cruel, but really, the guy deserved it.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Humour, Pre-relationship, Pre-slash, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 921; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Dec 2006; Published: 05 Dec 2006
Reviewer: Samara_Draven (Signed)
08 Dec 2006
You know, the funny thing is I think John woold be a pretty good singer (An idea I got from his rather harmonic command to "Shut it all down!" in Trinity. Something about that screamed broadway musical.) and I still love this. It's so cute.
Chapter 1: Strangling the Cat

Summary: Laura Cadman is abducted off-world and rescued, but her nightmare has only begun as she starts to remember exactly what happened to her and what evil plans the Wraith have in store for humanity.

Updated: 10 Apr 2008; Published: 19 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Samara_Draven (Signed)
28 Sep 2007
Ooooohh! More please? I am waiting with baited breath. Seriously, don't you see how blue I'm becoming? :p I can't wait to see how this evolves. Although, I honestly wish Cadman weren't being so obtuse about seeing things from Michael's perspective. Not saying he has a right to do what he's doing, but he does have a point and she might find him more cooperative if she could try to see that. Maybe. Keep up the good work. I can't wait for more. No really. I'm a sickening shade of purple, now.

Author's Response: Wow, thanks for the feedback! I don\'t know why she\'s being so obtuse and I\'m not even sure why Michael is coming out so evil! But he just keeps writing himself like that to me, I can\'t control it. I should have more posted soon! Thanks for reading.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: When Atlantis - upon returning to the Pegasus Galaxy from Earth - breaks apart in hyperspace, only John is saved from the debris. The group of Ancients that retrieved him offer him a bargain: Either he helps them make corrections in some universes, where things have gone wrong, or they put him back where he was found. Reluctantly accepting, John embarks on a lonely journey through a multitude of universes until he finally reaches the place he could again call home.

Updated: 21 Mar 2010; Published: 21 Mar 2010
Reviewer: Samara_Draven (Signed)
05 Jan 2011
Comments: LOOOOOOVED this story from beginning to end! I only stopped reading it for food breaks, but otherwise I read it all in one go. Couldn't put it down. My vision was blurring so I had to zoom in the view but I couldn't walk away until I knew that John had finally found his new home. I really felt so bad for him. Knowing him as we do, I know that not dying with his people was kind of like having that one last comfort stripped from him and I really really felt sorry for him. To the point that I found myself hoping the whole jumping universes thing was just his mind's last gasp headfuckery, life-flashing-before-his-eyes kind of thing, especially since it is so like him not to turn down the chance to save lives, and that he'd wake up floating in space next to Rodney the instant before he died. That's how sorry you made me feel for him. ;_; I'm glad you rewarded him so handsomely but afterward, I couldn't help thinking that HIS Rodney should have had john there dead beside him. But that would be tragically romantic and your story was about John finding home again and being happy once more and I really do love that he and Rodney got another chance to be happy and be happy together for the majority of their adult lives. It was sweet. So thanks for sharing this harrowing emotionally wringing journey of John's with us. It's been added to my favorites. :D

Author's Response: Hi! Sorry for responding so late, RL is being absolutely crazy. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It\'s all kinds of awesome and made us smile and squee. We\'re glad you like our story so much that you made it a favorite. Yes, it would have been very tragically romantic to have John die beside \'his\' Rodney but the two of them never were lovers to begin with as we felt John needed to develop (and get his head out of his ass and LOOK at Rodney to realize it) some more for it to happen. So we felt that John should get his happy ending with a Rodney he knows he loves and who loves him just as much. Yes, we know we put John through a lot, but we hope we made it up to him in the end in a satisfying way. Thank you again for your lovely review.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1