24 Jun 2005
Okay, I'm female, 32 and live in Leicester, UK. Big fan of sci-fi in general and obviously Atlantis :). I'm also a huge slash fan. I'll read anyone with Sheppard...does that make me a Shepslut? I particularly like John/Carson and John/Rodney, and better yet John/Carson/Rodney mmmmm. Edited to add Radek...John/Radek or John/Radek in a threesome (or even foursome) with Carson or Rodney *vbg*.
Oh, and Lorne, as well ;).
"Life is hard when you're this brilliant."
Updated: 08 Jul 2005; Published: 08 Jul 2005
I loved this. It had great teasing and banter, and I loved the fact that Rodney couldn't quite stop thinking, and John *knew* he was doing it. And that Rodney knew this was inevitable even as he tried to avoid it (not that he tried very hard *g*). But you also had a more serious side to this, especially when Rodney was thinking about losing John at the end there. Lets hope that doesn't happen. Laura.
"Faith is the substance of things unseen; the evidence of things hoped for."
Updated: 09 Jul 2005; Published: 09 Jul 2005
Excellent. I really liked both Rodney's thoughts on terror, and the level of detail during the storm, it made it so easy to imagine being there and the fear that would cause. I liked Rodney's dilemma over the stargate miraculously opening, and then he asks for John to wake up, and he does! It's probably for the best that Rodney's decided not to look into that any further. I loved his little tender moments when visiting John, especially the hair thing :) And it was great that John had been aware of it and wanted to continue. The vaguely awkward way John went about letting Rodney know this was a nice happy ending that didn't avoided sap *g*. Laura.
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Updated: 01 Jan 1970; Published: 01 Jan 1970
This is quite a tense opening chapter. Not only have the Wraith ships been noticed, but John and Rodney's barbs seem to be much more sharp than normal. I liked Carson's little pov scene where he lamented his closeness to Rodney and John :). Rodney's confusion at whether John is actually his friend, and John's irritation with Rodney still calling him a grunt despite knowing better were also nice little moments that helped set the tone here. I can't wait to see what happenes next, and how poor old Crason gets dragged into it :). Laura.
I love the wonderfully tangled and oblivious triangle going on here, as well as the character insights we get from the guys in regards to both themselves, and the others. I particularly liked John's last thought, about how Rodney and Carson keep him thinking and feeling. I'm looking forward to the next chapter. Laura.
Another great chapter. I hope the energy source can be adapted for Atlantis. I loved John's introspection in this, especially when he suddenly realised that Rodney was his best friend. I look forward to the last chapter, even though it is a bit sad that it'll be the last one. Laura.
Author's Response: This is a series; five stories fall after this one. Lots of stuff left, in other words.
Firstly: Yay, there's more to come. I hadn't realised this was a series and was dismayed that it was finishing soon; now I'm happily looking forward to the next story. Secondly: Excellent ending to this story; the shield up, the Wraith backed off. But I'm with John- I doubt it will be that easy after the Wraith came all that way ::is concerned::. Laura.
Author's Response: *evil grin* And concerned you should be.
I really thought you captured the tension here; it fairly leapt off the screen. Carson's concern for Rodney was good too, and I liked his plan to finally get Rodney to catch up on his sleep. I had a bad feeling from Teyla and Halling's demands for access to the gate though :(. Laura.
This chapter was tense for whole new reasons! I was pleased to see John and Rodney united in their attempts to first stop the Athosian mission, and then stop the Dolti from getting access to anywhere. I was angry at Teyla and Ford for bringing them through, and had the same bad feeling as John and Rodney. I was amused by Weir acting all school principal with them and sending them to her office like children. I have to say that I'm not a fan of Weir at the moment, not after she let the mission go ahead despite being counselled against it. And then suddenly the place was filling with Genii, the shield was falling, the Wraith were appearing and the hurricanes were battering the city! I hardly had time to draw breath!! The battle scenes were very exciting, and I was particularly pleased that John got Kolya finally and that both Rodney and Carson were able to do what had to be done. I'm sure Carson' going to fret over killing the Genii soldier and injuring his colleague though :(. Laura.
Okay, I've just reviewed part 2, but included stuff for part 3 ::headdesk::, so I'd best explain that I printed it out to read while I was away overnight. I decided to review each chapter individually though because of the amount of stuff that happened in each. I obviously wasn't paying enough attention to the chapter change though, oops. Anyway, as I said, I was pleased that Carson was able to shoot the Genii, but it was bound to haunt him, especially as he injured his colleague too. And it was great to see Rodney in action too, out doing the marines no less :D, and fixing the generator to boot! I kind of enjoyed John's shortness with Teyla too, she seemed so surprised at it when it was she who brought the Dolti to Atlantis and started the ball rolling. I enjoyed the whole John/Carson thing right up until the end. Carson's obvious concern for John, who was clearly fading by the time Carson got to him, was well done, as was his tending to John once he got him to his room. I loved the way John tried to ease Carson's guilt and shock over his actions, and the actual sex seemed to grow from that very naturally. I was saddened by John's reaction when he woke up :(. I hope he and Carson get things sorted out before things become awkward between them, and that Carson gets a satisfactory answer for John's quick retreat. Laura.
I thought you handled Carson and John's reactions to the night before well. Poor Carson, John definitely deserved the shortness he got from Carson. But I was pleased to see how much he regreted what he did to Carson, partly because he deserves to feel guilty, and partly because he's my favourite and I wouldn't like it if he didn't see what he'd done. I liked the Carson/Rodney scenes, both Rodney's concern for Carson and then his curiosity at Carson's reaction to John, and his quick conclusion as to what had happened. I liked his insight into John too, and just why he would have acted the way he did with Carson. This new energy storage is intriguing. I wonder if it really will be enough to open the gate to Earth? Laura.
I spent the whole pre-dialling of Earth time waiting for the other shoe to drop. things just seemed to be going a little too well...and then *bam*, there went the shoe :(. I wonder why they couldn't reach Earth; will we find out later? And poor Rodney didn't take it well :(. I had a bad feeling about that too, what with John's track record of comfort offering, followed by fleeing. Rodney is partly to blame for John leaving this time though. With Carson I could be angry with John, but with Rodney I found it a little harder because Rodney was the one to almost dismiss John by leaving the room without saying anything. It didn't really give John any reason to think he was welcome to stay. And we also got John's pov this time too, and saw how he was feeling guilty about 'ruining' another of his few meaningful friendships by messing up his comfort giving. This is bound to get complicated :(. I remember reading that we've got Rodney/Carson next, are they going to be comforting each other over John's treatment?. And just how can these, so far, relatively unhappy unions end up as a threesome? I can't wait to find out. Laura.
Author's Response: Thanks for all the feedback! It's greatly appreciated, particularly the depth of it. There *is* resolution, but it's a long time coming.
It's nice to see Rodney and Carson supporting each other, but I'm with Elizabeth in worrying for John now. I can't see how he can carry on like this for very long :(. At least the relations between the crew and the Athosians have improved, that's a little of the weight off his mind. Laura.
Heh, me again. I'm sure you'll be fed up with me by the end of this story :). I thought the idea of sending the medical staff off world was a good one. I also liked seeing the whole MALP exploration from Carson's pov, it made it all new again to us jaded folk who are used to it. I was pleased at Rodney's thought about the slow but solid...thing...that he and Carson have going, though I'm still concerned for John, especially after the cool interaction between he and Rodney on this mission. And now there's an Ancient (possibly) temple. Call me cynical, but it's only the end of part one of nine...this temple surely can't be a nice simple sight seeing trip ::is concerned::. Laura.
There see, I knew it! Not just a nice sight-seeing trip, but a sinister puzzle >(. And now Carson's separated, and just what's happened to Ford and Teyla? *So* not good! What was good though, was the fact that both Carson and Rodney are calling John John rather than Major or Sheppard...it gives me hope that their friendships aren't completely broken. Laura.
Author's Response: You have far more fortitude than I do; I'd have skipped to the last chapter of the series by now.
Ok, these halucinations are just weird!. I'm glad John and Rodney found Carson, as well as Ford and Teyla...even if the latter two aren't in great shape at the moment :(. I have to say that Rodney's Sumner comment was a low blow indeed, so I was pleased that he apologised for it. I'm keen to see what happens next. Laura.
Okay, these visions are getting down right disturbing now, I hope all this current bout of fighting/killing/suicide doesn't translate to anything really bad in the real world. I wonder how much of Rodney's bringing up John's treatment of he and Carson is caused by the temple, visions and general stress, and how much is his sudden desire to know. It's just that it *does* seem sudden and also quite inapropriate for the circumstances, plus there was Carson's anger at being put in the middle and John's abrupt ordering. I can't wait to see what comes of both the vision and the discussion when they wake up. Laura.
Again with the visions of dying...creepy and not good. I liked Rodney's thought about the temple responding to John and 'saving' him from nasty situations...or possibly just himself becoming paranoid. It's an interesting thought and I wonder if either option applies. It seems that they've decided to let the discussion of John leaving slide for now and it's nice to see them more at ease with each other again. I also liked John's not-jealousy, even if it did make me a little sad for him :(. Also, why is it affecting Rodney more? I'm looking forward to the answers. Laura.
So, are they really shpae changers now? 'Coz that's kinda cool, but also a bit creepy. I'm glad that Ford and Teyla are ok. But what's with the snow? And I was pleased to see Carson getting back to the question of John's leaving them, and that John gave, at least, the start of an answer. Laura.
Ok, massive sigh of relief that they're back home...though tempered by the fact that several people, and the whole village, didn't survive :(. It's good that Teyla and Ford have been given a clean bill of health. John, Rodney and Carson's predicament is both interesting and disturbing. The clothes thing could be very useful, but the dream thing is bad...poor John, his favourite dream ruined :(. I did enjoy seeing the closeness they seem to be getting back; John and Rodney's snarking isn't quite so biting anymore. Laura.
I'm glad they haven't gone completely stir-crazy after being stuck in quarentine. I was pleased that Carson and Rodney finally stopped with the slow and got on with it :). However, as I think I may have mentioned before (or may not, I don't recall now), John is y favourite, so I was upset for him being left out...even if he probably did deserve it for his previous bailings. I had to console myself with the facts that, Rodney felt a little guilty over it, both Rodney and Carson were flirting with him and I know that John/Rodney/Carson is in the future :). I'm glad John only hated them a tiny bit, and that he was made more irritable by lack of sleep and hatred of himself for messing up in the first place. Hopefully some rest will improve matters. I'm off to find out...Laura.