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Penname: Dr_Dredd [Contact]
Real name: Rebecca Member Since: 04 Jul 2005
Membership status: Member
Let's see, what can I tell you about myself. I'm 33 and live in Pittsburgh. I'm a primary care doc by training, a psychiatrist by inclination, and I do research in both. Dr. Dredd was a nickname given to me during medical school. I'm not sure if it was meant to be complimentary, but I use it with pride anyway!

If it's not already obvious,I've liked the doctor characters on the sci-fi shows, from Leonard McCoy in the first Star Trek to Julian Bashir in DS9 to Janet Frasier in SG-1. And last but definitely not least, Carson Beckett. I try to write stories where I can get into the characters' heads. This often leads to both physical and psychological whumping. All in a good cause.

I love dogs. All shapes and all sizes, and I'm especially a sucker for puppies. I grew up with two bichon frises, and am dying to get another one now that I have my own place. Unfortunately, the landlord of the building where I live doesn't allow dogs. So I'm now looking to move! Stay tuned.
Reviews by Dr_Dredd

Summary: McKay plays matchmaker and tables get turned, but on whom?

Categories: Ship Pairings > Sheppard/Weir
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Humour, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5431; Completed: Yes
Updated: 10 Nov 2004; Published: 10 Nov 2004
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
09 Jul 2005
Aww, that's cute. Rodney needs to work on his lying and Carson needs to work on his poker face, but the plan was a success anyway! I'd say the readers win this round.

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad they were recognizeable. :-) Some stories are just fun to write and this was definitely one of them, mostly because I just love the characters.
Chapter 1: Game, Set, Match
Surprise by Azar [PG]
[Reviews - 2]

Summary: Carson discovers that home isn't as inaccessible as he thought. Beckett/OC.

Categories: Crossovers > Ship Pairings
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Original Character
Genres: Established Relationship, Humour, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1276; Completed: Yes
Updated: 10 Nov 2004; Published: 10 Nov 2004
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
05 Jul 2005
Cool! I enjoyed this. And at least you didn't make Carson a Slytherin...

Author's Response: Hee! Thanks! I think he would've made a lousy Slytherin anyway. ;-) It was between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff...think I made the right call? :-)
Chapter 1: Surprise
Sparring by AbylityMaren [PG-13]
[Reviews - 8]

Summary: Rodney and Carson have to take phys. ed..

Categories: Slash Pairings > Beckett/McKay
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1626; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Nov 2004; Published: 16 Nov 2004
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
24 Jul 2005
*snort* I love the "you just had to go for the skirt" comment. I'm surprised more of us writers haven't tried that particular insult yet. ;-)
Chapter 1: Part 1 of 1
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Summary:

Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 0 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 0; Completed: No
Updated: 31 Dec 1969; Published: 31 Dec 1969
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Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
09 Jul 2005
Just found this. Very good and very poignant. Are you going to finish it?
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Summary: Just another day among geniuses in a super-secret military complex. Stargate Atlantis / Stargate SG-1 / The Invisible Man crossover [Rodney/Arnaud]

Categories: Crossovers > Slash Pairings
Characters: Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1332; Completed: Yes
Updated: 18 Dec 2004; Published: 18 Dec 2004
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
17 Nov 2005
Hey, that's good! (Horrible pun, though...) :-) I love how Rodney gave Arnaud the idea for the Quicksilver Madness and counteragent. And I thought Arnaud was pretty cute, too.
Chapter 1: Part 1 of 1
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Summary:

Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 0 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 0; Completed: No
Updated: 31 Dec 1969; Published: 31 Dec 1969
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Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
20 Nov 2005
Don't listen to the previous reviewer. It doesn't particularly matter where you learn to remove a catheter/IV. (I know a nurse showed me, but I'll be damned if I can remember where/when.) The only fault that I can find with this is that you haven't updated in almost a year... ;-)
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Summary: How folks are dealing in the aftermath of "The Storm"/"The Eye." First up is Weir.

Categories: General
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Character Study, Episode Related
Warnings: None
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4222; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Jan 2005; Published: 15 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
04 Jul 2005
Good one! Although personally, I think Carson let him off easy...
Chapter 2: Luck Counts

Summary: "Major, why aren't you wearing any pants?"

Categories: General
Characters: Aiden Ford, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Friendship, Humour, PWP - Plot, What Plot?, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1571; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Mar 2005; Published: 01 Mar 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
08 Jul 2005
Very funny! I love the image of all four of them running away from what eventually turns into a friendly puppy. And the Monty Python reference was great.
Chapter 1: Of Snarks and Weredogs
Against the Dying by sage [PG-13]
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: Beckett can't sleep after the events of "Hot Zone"

Categories: Slash Pairings > Beckett/McKay
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3210; Completed: Yes
Updated: 14 Mar 2005; Published: 14 Mar 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
02 Aug 2005
Very very believable reactions from both of them. Very sweet and poignant story.
Chapter 1: 1

Summary: Sheppard has to write home to somebody....

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: John Sheppard
Genres: Character Study, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 7 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2711; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Jan 2006; Published: 18 Mar 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
04 Aug 2005
These are lots of fun! It's nice to get John's perspective on things. I'm also laughing trying to imagine Jack's reaction to these letters!
Chapter 3: Letter Three
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
30 Jan 2006
I can see John writing something like this. (I can also see O'Neill reading it with his feet up on his desk!). Nice explanation of how the team really formed.
Chapter 1: Letter One
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
30 Jan 2006
Ha! McKay would DEFINITELY do something like that. I liked the line about the cold shower.
Chapter 6: Letter Six
Broken by Terrie [PG-13]
[Reviews - 11]

Summary: Rodney has a very bad day.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt Comfort, Series
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5103; Completed: Yes
Updated: 19 Apr 2005; Published: 19 Apr 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
26 Oct 2005
I'm enjoying this story very much so far. I love friendship pieces, and this shows the friendship between John, Rodney, and Carson so very well. Are you going to continue with this?
Chapter 3: Interlude

Summary: Rodney hates team meetings.

Categories: General
Characters: Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Friendship, Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1517; Completed: Yes
Updated: 04 May 2005; Published: 04 May 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
04 Aug 2005
I'm not sure how I missed this before. Very very funny! My favorite line: "Everyone else can email me with their concerns and I promise I will delete them with great dispatch. Meeting adjourned." Now that is first-rate snark. :-)
Chapter 1: 1

Summary: "Four days without sleep. She wonders if he's already hallucinating."

Spoilers for "The Siege II"

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drama, Episode Related, Hurt Comfort, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 6 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 12779; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 May 2007; Published: 21 May 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
10 Jul 2005
I know she meant well, but Rodney probably won't take kindly to being trapped with his nightmares. (Nice use of Greek mythology, with Phobetor as the god of nightmares!)
Chapter 1: Hypnos and Phobetor
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Summary:

Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 0 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 0; Completed: No
Updated: 31 Dec 1969; Published: 31 Dec 1969
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Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
10 Jul 2005
God, that was funny! "Och, those corridors all look the same even with the lights on." I know how he feels; I wonder if Carson ever tried driving in Pittsburgh. ;-)

Author's Response: LOL! My workplace is so samey that if you stepped out at the wrong floor - easily happens - you'd probably spend half an hour at what you thought was your desk before you wondered why all the faces around you looked unfamiliar... all the time wondering 'where's my mug gone!' :-D Glad you enjoyed this one... it was a lot of fun to write :-)
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Summary: It ran between the fingers of his memory.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Drama, Pre-slash, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 10 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 66357; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jul 2005; Published: 24 May 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
04 Jul 2005
This is definitely one of the best Atlantis fics I've read. The best ones leave me actually hurting for the characters, and yours did just that. Everyone from Elizabeth watching the MALP video to Carson talking about morphine injectors to John and Rodney talking about damnation. *applause*

Author's Response: Ducks head and grins. Thank you.
Chapter 9: Life in Solitary

Summary: An impish grin spread across John's face, "It's raining." The way John was grinning and rocking back and forth on his feet one would think he'd just made the greatest discovery of all time.

Categories: General
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Friendship, Humour, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1485; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 May 2005; Published: 28 May 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
08 Jul 2005
Good one. I like the image of John and Rodney rolling over into Elizabeth's legs. They're a bunch of kids, and I think Carson just likes to annoy them.
Chapter 1: Puddle Jumping.
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Summary:

Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 0 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 0; Completed: No
Updated: 31 Dec 1969; Published: 31 Dec 1969
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Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
17 Jul 2005
Interesting. I like stories where the characters are not portrayed as perfect. Here, Sheppard is showing his (unfortunately all too common) homophobia. Without thinking, he's spouting stereotypes and using them to justify his discomfort. I'm looking forward to seeing where you're going with this, and I'm lucky that I don't have to wait! :-)

Author's Response: I wanted to try a story where one of the mains wasn't as accepting as we are so used to seeing. I'm glad it's working so far.
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Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
17 Jul 2005
Just wanted to say again that I really really enjoy the way you've written the characters. Eagerly awaiting more.

Author's Response: Thank you.:)
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