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Penname: Leah [Contact]
Real name: Leah Member Since: 05 Nov 2004
Membership status: Administrator
I'm working on second first novel in RL, and cut my teeth in fanfiction with Star Trek: Enterprise. Stargate: Atlantis is definitely my shiny new obsession. :)

I've written stories with other authors here as well:

Leah and Springwoof
Leah and Bastet
Leah and Kageygirl
Leah and Mmmchelle

My stories as taste_is_sweet are here

Ferris Wheels are cool, but I really like Monkeys.

Beta-reader: No
Yahoo IM: Leah
Reviews by Leah

Summary: Sheppard's like a kid in some kind of store.

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

Word count: 1073; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Mar 2007; Published: 13 Mar 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
13 Mar 2007
"Get lost!" in grade-school French is "Fiche-moi la camp!", by the way, though I had to ask my Quebecois husband to make sure I'd spelled it correctly. :) Thank you for being one of the few fanficcers to know that Rodney can't speak French, and thank you for a story that made me laugh out loud. That doesn't happen often, and I loved it. Hello Kitty handcuffs and all.

Author's Response: Hey, that's good to know! In case Rodney's ever back in Quebec and needs to tell more people to get lost. Thanks!
Chapter 1: one

Summary: "It was only a joke, but maybe he'd gone too far..." Episode tag for 3.03 Irresistible

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

Word count: 3839; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 May 2007; Published: 14 Apr 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
14 Apr 2007
Huh. Cool. That's it exactly, and I didn't even know there was a way to reconcile their continued friendship after "Irresistible", when it came on the heels of "Doranda" until I read this. This was exceedingly clever, and it feels perfect. Thank you. :D

Author's Response: Thank you! Coming from you, that means a lot - especially since the very first review I got for this story on LJ lambasted me for writing a 'blame Sheppard' story. Even though I didn't feel that way when I first posted it, this is now one of the few stories I've written that I'm really happy with.
Chapter 1: 1/1
Fallen by Jane Doe [PG-13]
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: They never should have come back.

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

Word count: 299; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Apr 2007; Published: 30 Apr 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
30 Apr 2007
Ow. Good, yet horrible.

Author's Response: lol thank you :)
Chapter 1: Complete

Summary: Rodney wants to regain the Colonel's trust, so he's going to help him get over that little mutating-into-a-bug problem.

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

Word count: 12945; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Jun 2007; Published: 16 Jun 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
27 Aug 2007
This is one of the very, very few SGA fanfics (or any fanfic) I've ever read twice, and I enjoyed both times so much I might just read it again. I actually do agree with one of the reviews that John was a little manipulative ('Rodney good help!'--who could resist that? ::g::), but I thought that was perfect--perfect John (who really can be more than a little manipulative, you gotta admit), and perfect Rodney, who is putty in his paws (and vice-versa, of course, but just not in this story).

But lest you think that's a bad thing, I also thought it was perfect manipulation because it had to be on John's side. He was so helpless, it reminded me a little of my toddler, who has huge, complicated needs and only a teeny little vocabulary and so little power to meet them. Anyone in that position is forced to be at least a little manipulative. Hell, my little guy knows damn well that repeating 'Mommy!' in a tragically plaintive voice will get a response really, really fast, just as John figured out that 'Rodney help?' would get him skin cream and cut toenails. ::g:: But on Rodney's side, he had to be willing to not only to try to get John, but to do horridly icky things --like cutting his freakishly long toenails--to help him, eh? John wouldn't have gone to him if he hadn't known that he could trust Rodney, which was the real point of your fic.

It was also warm, fascinating, incredibly funny, and strangely hot. My only real criticism was that it ended too fast. I was enjoying it so much I was sorry to get to the last word. Awesome. And thank you. :)

Author's Response: This is a wonderful, detailed review, and I forgot about checking comments and missed it! Thank you so much for the detailed feedback. I only gave a little thought to John being manipulative while I was writing it, but you have a great point -- because of the helplessness, it really does have a certain parallel to childhood (or pethood -- pets can be very manipulative, too!). And in cases like that with, a little manipulation may be the only/best way to go.

Chapter 1: The Taming

Summary: When Rodney learns John is attracted to him, he's determined to find a way around the rules.

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

Word count: 36529; Completed: Yes
Updated: 18 Jul 2007; Published: 18 Jul 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
28 Nov 2007
Wonderful story! I loved your Radek and Elizabeth (yay, Elizabeth!), and the sex was hot and the story was wonderfully angsty until it was perfectly happy. Of course, that's pretty much what I've come to expect from you. Thank you. :D
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Enigma by Madison [NC-17]
[Reviews - 20]

Summary: During an off-world mission, a piece of Ancient technology transports Rodney and John on a one-way trip to a deserted airfield. Working together to get back, it takes a vivid dream to make Rodney realize what's been in front of him all along.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, First Time, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 33029; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Jul 2007; Published: 25 Jul 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
27 Aug 2007
Can't believe I forgot to leave a review for this. This story haunted me for days. I rarely cry at fics, but believe me, this one had me in tears. Somehow the fact that it was a dream didn't mitigate the agony of it at all. John's note to Rodney just killed me. You chose a perfect way for John to die, too, in any universe, and that was heartbreaking as well. I kept imagining a scene where Rodney actually told John his dream (in an attempt to exorcise it, because wow--that kind of dream would need it, eh?), and John blinked and said, 'no--you were the one who died, herding people out of a burning building during an air raid.' Impossible, I know, but hey, maybe it was something in the volcanic air. Anyway, I wanted to tell you how very much I loved this, tragic and heart-wrenching though it was. I'm just so glad that the 'real' universe gave John and Rodney a happy ending. Thank you.

Author's Response: Aw, see, this makes me so very happy--I\'ve haunted someone and caused them to expand on the story with ideas of their own. Big cheesy grin here, cuz that\'s what happens to me when I really like a story. Thank you!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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: Leah (Signed)
06 Aug 2007
This is so much fun! I can't wait to find out if John is the prince or the Genie. :D

Author's Response: Glad you like it! (John is totally Jasmine, btw. ;D How else would it be McShep? Though I have read some really great stories with Genie!John and/or Genie!Rodney... just not stories that were based on Aladdin.)
Chapter 1: Prologue

Summary: John had a sudden sense of imminent doom, but that was perfectly normal for Atlantis, so he let it pass.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Ronon Dex, Ship Pairings > Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Humour, Romance, Team
Warnings: Adult themes, May squick
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5050; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Aug 2007; Published: 17 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
26 Aug 2007
LOL. Brilliant!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Earth, air, fire, and water. (And out of the frying pan and into the fire.)

Categories: General
Characters: Aiden Ford, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 8601; Completed: Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2007; Published: 26 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
26 Aug 2007
Great adventure story! It was terrific to see Ford, and everyone doing very episode-like cool things. Loved the voices, too. Of course, I always love your writing. :D Thank you for posting this here.

Author's Response: Hey, thanks! Kind words from a gonzo writer like you are high praise indeed.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Rodney gets a second chance and John encourages him to say what he feels.

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

Word count: 2449; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 Aug 2007; Published: 28 Aug 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
28 Aug 2007
That was lovely. And the line about pruning the baby made me laugh. Thank you.
Chapter 1: Baby Beautiful

Summary: Ronon had taken their favourite balcony, Teyla the top of the central spire, and Rodney one of the few open places on Atlantis without a railing; all three of them were certain they knew just what, exactly, John Sheppard would be hallucinating.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, First Time, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes, Character death
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2755; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Sep 2007; Published: 08 Sep 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
08 Sep 2007
Wonderful. And oh, God, thank you for not really killing him. The end of the first chapter had me gasping. It was horrible. :D You get better all the time.

Author's Response: Now I\'m not sure if I should be apologising or saying thank you. :D And I\'m trying very hard to improve, so it makes me stupidly happy that you think I\'m doing it right. *hugs*
Chapter 3: 3/3

Summary: "It has come to my attention," Rodney said, "that I can be somewhat abrasive and short-tempered." Written for sticksandsnark, the 2007 Rodney/Teyla Thing-a-Thon, for the prompt "Teyla teaching Rodney meditation."

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

Word count: 3808; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Sep 2007; Published: 16 Sep 2007
Reviewer: Long Leah Silver (Signed)
17 Sep 2007
Wonderful, wonderful story. Teyla was just perfect, and the 'gossiping like old men' made me laugh. I wish the canon season four starter had been like this. Thank you. Leah

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m so glad you enjoyed it; I had a lot of fun writing this. (And old men are total gossips. *g*)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1 of 1

Summary: Her energy signature just winked out. Her energy was gone. Gone, like she'd never existed. Gone like Atlantis had been scrubbed clean of her presence. Like the flicking of a light switch, like the dousing of a flame.

A story starring Archaeologist Garret Corrigan, set in the same AU as Aegis.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Other Pairings
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Original Character, Other
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU - Alternate Universe, Character Study, Drama, First Time, Hurt Comfort, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Gifts

Word count: 13182; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Sep 2007; Published: 16 Sep 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
25 Apr 2008
My favourite part of this story will always be the beginning, and how poor Corrigan has to find everyone on Atlantis with his Gift to make sure they're all safe. Your descriptions in this are wonderful. :D

Author's Response: Thanks so much! It means a *lot* to me that you like my description! Considering *your* writing rocks my world...\r\nLove ya!\r\nSq
Chapter 1: One of One
Stunned by lavvyan [PG-13]
[Reviews - 14]

Summary: It's not like kissing Sheppard is a hardship.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Established Relationship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1160; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Oct 2007; Published: 07 Oct 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
08 Oct 2007
Lovely. :)

Author's Response: Aww, thank you! That means a lot, coming from you. *smiles happily*
Chapter 2: 2. Stunned

Summary: Detective John Sheppard starts his new life in suburbia and becomes steadily captivated by his neighbor, Dr. Rodney McKay, and his son Timothy. This fic started because I wondered why Rodney never got to be the tragic woobie widower in fics.

Updated: 09 Oct 2007; Published: 08 Oct 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
10 Oct 2007
I have to admit I was expecting silly crackfic because of the title and summary, which unfortunately don't hint at what a fine writer you are. This was wonderful--funny, touching, intriguing and so much fun I didn't want it to end. I would love to read more of this universe, or anything else by you. Thank you.

Author's Response: Titles and summaries have never been my strong point, I must admit. This title started when I didn\'t actually intend to write this story and it just stuck. I\'ve been poking at a few follow-up ficlets in this universe, so there should be more. Thank you for the feedback.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: John never thought Rodney was Superman, not really.

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

Word count: 1113; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Oct 2007; Published: 08 Oct 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
09 Oct 2007
Wonderful, bittersweet story. Loved the last paragraph especially, it was perfect.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. *pets boys*
Chapter 1: Chapter 1 of 1

Summary: Rodney's going to destroy a world today.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Friendship
Warnings: Adult themes, May squick, Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 523; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Oct 2007; Published: 12 Oct 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
13 Oct 2007
Ooh. Freaky. And kind of horrible. And yet, I can feel the love.

Talk about true friends helping you hide the bodies. :)

Author's Response: Yes, exactly. That\'s what I like about those characters - they do have their moral code. It may be skewed sometimes, but it\'s there.

Chapter 1: 1/1
Second Best by Madison [NC-17]
[Reviews - 27]

Summary: Rodney knows...he's done the math. Atlantis *needs* a John Sheppard.

Updated: 14 Oct 2007; Published: 14 Oct 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
05 Feb 2008
This is my second time reading this fic, so I should probably tell you how much I enjoyed it. :)

Like some of the other reviewers, I also feel badly for Jay, who isn't the original Sheppard and will have to live with that, as will those who know who he truly is. But, I also got the welcome point that Rodney knew who he wasn't the John Sheppard he had first fallen in love with, but he loved Jay anyway, as a similar but different person. That was well done. At least this John will have a small family who know and accept him for real, if you know what I mean....

I also wanted to thank you for making the universe of the dead John another AU--I'd forgotten that on the first reading, but it was comforting to know that 'our' SGA didn't lose John, though Aiden's fate hardly turned out better, poor thing. I also got the sense that the original John in the HopperVerse was sadder than 'our' John, more fatalistic, perhaps, and I think much more self-hating than the John we know from canon. Certainly the way Octavius described him reacting to his own death made me think it came as a kind of relief. In an odd way, that was comforting too.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this story, and would dearly love to read a remix where it's an AU John going after an AU Rodney. I do hope you'll encourage that bunny. :)

Author's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed this story and also took the time to leave such a detailed response! You\'re right, the HopperVerse John was a sadder and more fatalistic person--and his thoughts couldn\'t help but influence Jay some when Jay decided to assume John\'s life. I *did* do the reverse treatment (just recently, called \'Second Fiddle\')but so many people wrote and told me how they felt badly for Jay that I decided to give that universe another visit too. I\'m close to finishing a first rough draft and hope to have it available to post in a few weeks--working title \'Second to None\' ;-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Entangled by Martha [G]
[Reviews - 7]

Summary: It's a rainy day in the Pegasus Galaxy; good thing the mess is serving tacos. Jack/Daniel.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Other Male Pairings
Characters: Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4491; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Oct 2007; Published: 15 Oct 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
15 Oct 2007
Wow. How horrible for everyone! I'm assuming that Atlantis can't even go anywhere nicer, because that would subject Daniel to hyperspace.... Poor, poor guy. And poor Jack, having to watch and not being able to do anything. Sad, but beautifully written story.

Author's Response: oh dear. It does all sound rather ghastly when you put it that way.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: "But John had watched McKay for years, fixing everything - things that were impossible, hopeless, McKay could bring them back."

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

Word count: 764; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Oct 2007; Published: 19 Oct 2007
Reviewer: Leah (Signed)
12 Jan 2012
Sweet and warm and still a little sad. Lovely. Thank you.
Chapter 1: a line allows progress