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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: Two post-Hive Rodney-centered episode tags. SPOILERS FOR "LOST BOYS" & "THE HIVE"

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: Episode Related
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2027; Completed: Yes
Updated: 10 Dec 2005; Published: 04 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
08 Jan 2006
You just know Rodney had to be thinking about the fact that his ordeal was probably unnecessary. Although, who knows what the guards would have done to him. Maybe he really did need to knock them out before they permanently knocked him out. Good story!
Chapter 1: Gray

Summary: Rodney is lost in more ways than one and the people closest to him must get him back.

Categories: General
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Hurt Comfort, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 13 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 20235; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Dec 2005; Published: 05 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
13 Dec 2005
Did you say Limployd? Man, I've got to get my mind out of the gutter... :-)

Author's Response: Huh...I'm ashamed to admit mine was in it. :P
Chapter 2: Light Conversation

Summary: Tag to "Rising": John is trying to get his team together.

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

Word count: 2476; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Dec 2005; Published: 09 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
09 Dec 2005
I love it! Rodney was just perfect. "I'm also told I can be a little...trying." Wonder what Carson said to him? :-)

Author's Response: i was thinking of writing just that. but it's such a nice stand-alone, i fear a sequel would ruin it. :) thank you for reviewing.
Chapter 1: 1/1
Aftertaste by Akimi [PG]
[Reviews - 2]

Summary: An alien smoothie helps Teyla open her eyes. Teyla's POV

Categories: Bitextual
Characters: Original Character, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Challenge
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1454; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Dec 2005; Published: 13 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
13 Dec 2005
Cute. I love Beckett's "I don’t think I want to know." :-)
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: "On his worst nights, it isn't Wraith or bugs or Sumner that John dreams about, it's Rodney, hollow and broken, silently begging to be left behind."

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2050; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Dec 2005; Published: 16 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
17 Dec 2005
Removing his tongue wasn't the worst they could have done. Rodney really talks with his hands. Removing those would have been the ultimate torture. Typical of Caldwell to want to give up on people too early -- guess he never heard of "no one gets left behind." Great story!

Author's Response: Rodney talks with his whole body. He's the kind of guy who *makes* you understand him. Thanks for the comment
Chapter 1: 1 of 1
Third Power by Kamelion [PG-13]
[Reviews - 48]

Summary: This is a fic for TJ, who wanted an angst story based on the movie "Cube" starring David Hewlett. This is what I came up with. :) **Now complete with 11 chapters.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 11 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 23619; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Jan 2006; Published: 16 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
17 Dec 2005
Cool! I like the idea of John and Rodney keeping a tally of how often each of them saves the world. I never saw the movie, but I'm enjoying the story so far.
Chapter 1: chapter one
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
04 Jan 2006
Good story! I liked the "Hitchhiker's" reference.
Chapter 2: chapter two
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
28 Jan 2006
Wonder if Abrams is this charming outside the Cube, or if there's something deeper going on... :-) I never actually saw the movie, so the suspense is even better!
Chapter 3: Chapter three
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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 Dec 2005
Wow! Awesome story. It's a great plot device -- John as ancient. Are you going to do any more in this vein?

Author's Response: Thank you. I doubt that I'll do anything else with this premise--I pretty much exhausted my ideas for it.
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Summary: It's Christmas and Rodney and John are on Earth.

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

Word count: 4306; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Dec 2005; Published: 20 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
21 Dec 2005
Cute story. I liked how Rodney kept referring to the little girl as Cindy Lou Who. One nitpick, though. The ending is definitely not rated G! :-)

Author's Response: hmmm, you may be right about the rating (which is why I wish we could skip that sometimes ;). But I'm glad you enjoyed it anyway. Thanks.
Chapter 1: complete

Summary: The expedition left for Atlantis without Rodney McKay, but two years later, he catches up to them.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 16315; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Dec 2005; Published: 30 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
01 Jan 2006
Wonderful story! I very much enjoyed seeing Kolya as a good guy. I wouldn't mind seeing the writers do an alternate universe show like this one (just one -- Kolya's also a very cool bad guy!). :-)
Chapter 1: 1/1
Puppy by Cedara [G]
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: Rodney's in the lab, working at something they found. John joins him there. Crossover with Doctor Who.

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Vignette
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 653; Completed: No
Updated: 31 Dec 2005; Published: 31 Dec 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
01 Jan 2006
Follow that dog! Interesting beginning...
Chapter 1: -

Summary: Carson is drunk and needs to be put to bed.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Beckett/McKay
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1683; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Jan 2006; Published: 08 Jan 2006
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
08 Jan 2006
Err... I thought I knew the acronyms, but what's SOL (besides Shit Out of Luck)? :-) Cute chapter. I liked Carson trying to diagnose himself and then realizing he's just hung over. Could have been worse, I guess. He could have REMEMBERED about Kavanaugh!

Author's Response: Sorry SOL - Space Occupying Lesion. I had a real problem with using so many medical terms, i didn't want to confuse everyone but I figure that in his head Carson thinks about medicine in short hand... Thanks for reading.

Author's Response: Sorry SOL - Space Occupying Lesion. I had a real problem with using so many medical terms, i didn't want to confuse everyone but I figure that in his head Carson thinks about medicine in short hand... Thanks for reading.
Chapter 2: The Morning After
C:/Diary by Davechicken [PG-13]
[Reviews - 7]

Summary: Far from home, Rodney takes notes.

Categories: General
Characters: Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Character Study
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1046; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Jan 2006; Published: 09 Jan 2006
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
09 Jan 2006
Wow. Are you sure this is complete? There's a lot more story screaming to be told. :-)

Author's Response: Yep, I am sure. The story is there, it's just a case of working out what it is. *g* There's nothing wrong with a story leaving the rest to the reader's imagination... Heh.
Chapter 1: Complete

Summary: After leaving Atlantis, a man recalls the hope they used to have that someone would come and bring them back home. MW AU [Complete]

Categories: Ship Pairings > McKay/Weir
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Angst, Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Obsession Verse

Word count: 512; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Jan 2006; Published: 09 Jan 2006
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
10 Jan 2006
Ah, poor Rodney and Elizabeth. Very sad piece, particularly in the glimpses of those left behind. Nice work!

Author's Response: Thanks:) I'm glad you liked this story.
Chapter 1: Obsession

Summary: Every time their paths *did* cross, Dr. Peter Grodin always smiled back. Pairing: Beckett/Grodin

Categories: Slash Pairings > Beckett/Other
Characters: Carson Beckett, Other
Genres: First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1337; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Jan 2006; Published: 12 Jan 2006
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
29 May 2006
My mother is 5 feet even, and used to teach high school chemistry to kids almost a foot taller than she was. Her nickname was "The Mighty Atom", and she did NOT take crap from anyone. ;-) I love how Peter's prepared line got discarded in favor of "fancy a shag"?
Chapter 1: Part 1 of 1

Summary: AU - John Sheppard is High Lord of the Planet Leiath in the Pegasus Galaxy. Rodney's away team gets captured by John's soldiers. Started out as an attempt to write EVIL John Sheppard but it came out more like completely non-evil, but snarky, John Sheppard.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Humour
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 15450; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Nov 2006; Published: 15 Jan 2006
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
15 Jan 2006
"Did they have hair gel in the Pegasus Galaxy?" Hah! That's awesome. I'm loving this so far, especially snarky!notEvilJohn.
Chapter 1: Evil Overlord Sheppard - ONE
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
15 Jan 2006
Joss? As in Joss Whedon? *snerk*

Author's Response: Heh, good catch. That actually was a little Joss Whedon homage. Thanks for the nice review :)
Chapter 2: Evil Overlord Sheppard - TWO
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
15 Jan 2006
Caffeine-deprived Rodney is hilarious. And I really do love your 'Overlord' Sheppard. Wish the one in the show would be a bit more snarky like that...
Chapter 4: Evil Overlord Sheppard - FOUR
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
26 Nov 2007
I think I like non-Evil but totally snarky Overlord Sheppard much better than if he had just been pure evil. Loved the "bonding moment" with him and Sumner. You gotta wonder how the two of them would have gotten along if Sumner had lived. Hope you do more with this!

Author's Response: Oops, I overlooked responding to this. Thanks! A snarky Sheppard is a fun Sheppard, hee. And, yeah, I don\'t know what would have happened if Sumner had lived but it would have been interesting to find out. I think it would have been very difficult because Sumner was John\'s commanding officer. If they\'d had the opportunity to interact without being directly in each other\'s chain of command I think they would have at least come to respect each other. Thanks again :)
Chapter 8: EOS Visits Atlantis - Epilogue