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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
Gift by Jennamajig [PG-13]
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: Sheppard and McKay get a gift. Written for the SGAHC Five Minute Challenge.

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

Word count: 437; Completed: Yes
Updated: 31 Aug 2005; Published: 31 Aug 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
01 Sep 2005
Not only is Dr. Z. evil, but he's got a dirty mind, too! I'm liking him more and more...
Chapter 1: 1/1.
Pink Eye by Waldo [PG]
[Reviews - 6]

Summary: John had finally gone to his lab and pulled Rodney's head away from the microscope by the hair at the back of his head. "Briefing. Now." He damn near bit through his tongue trying not to laugh at what he saw.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Challenge, Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 719; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Sep 2005; Published: 01 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
22 Sep 2005
I still love the line "You look like a punk rock raccoon!" That one always gets me laughing.

Author's Response: [g] Glad to have given you a giggle.
Chapter 1: Pink Eye
Pathways by Kamelion [PG]
[Reviews - 8]

Summary: McKay/Carson friendship fic for TJ, who is providing a greater gift in exhange than this little fic is worth. But more is coming. :) Very slight spoiler for "Trinity".

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2875; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Sep 2005; Published: 05 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
06 Sep 2005
Oh, this was just wonderful. We don't really see enough of the Rodney/Carson friendship. (And Lord knows, they've got to be friends, since they didn't kill each other in Antarctica. :-) ) It makes sense that both of them would be thinking of the aftereffects of Trinity, and that Rodney would push himself almost to death to prove to everyone that he could be trusted. Very poignant. Funny, too! (I liked the bit about "this view sucks" and the one about Rodney as patient/dog.)
Chapter 1: 1/1
[Reviews - 2]

Summary: No matter what age, it still hurts. Carson/Rodney friendship fic with angst and back story. Answer to the SGAHC challenge: Sorrow.

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

Word count: 1120; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Sep 2005; Published: 07 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
08 Sep 2005
This is a nice counterpoint to "Coming Home for Dinner." It's well established there that Mrs. Beckett likes Rodney, so it's good to see Carson acknowledging it here.

Author's Response: You know, I hadn't thought about that, though I did draw on my characterization of Mrs. B from there. Hmmm...
Chapter 1: Chapter 1/1.

Summary: After the events of The Siege III, Atlantis falls out.

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

Word count: 3742; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Sep 2005; Published: 11 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
11 Sep 2005
Oh my God. This one took my breath away. Your prose is like a knife. Particularly the first part (Hurt, Comfort), when both Shep and Beckett realize that each of them knows the airman won't survive. My second favorite part was the one with Zelenka and Teyla. Also very poignant.
Chapter 1: 1

Summary: Tag for "Condemned" because we never got to decompress at the end of the episode :-).

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

Word count: 3290; Completed: Yes
Updated: 14 Sep 2005; Published: 14 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
15 Sep 2005
My favorite line still is: "McKay, I don’t ever, EVER want to know you spend time thinking about my underwear" :-)
Chapter 1: Delivered
Atlantis by Tonia Barone [PG-13]
[Reviews - 35]

Summary: What if Atlantis WASN'T just a very smart city. What if she was sentient? How would she react to not only being above water again, but having people living within her walls? This is Stargate: Atlantis through the city's eyes.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Multiple relationships
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Character Study, Drama, Episode Related, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 16 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 22810; Completed: No
Updated: 11 Nov 2005; Published: 20 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
21 Sep 2005
Oh, very nice. I like the city's description of each of the characters. Poor Rodney, though. :-) I'm eagerly waiting to see what happens with the nanovirus.
Chapter 1: Children

Summary: Carson Beckett is struggling with some ethical dilemmas, and John Sheppard just makes the issues more complicated.

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex
Genres: Angst, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 10116; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Sep 2005; Published: 22 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
29 Sep 2005
Oy. If the ethical dilemma is the one I think you're building up to, it sure is a doozy! I'm glad I'm finally able to catch up with this fic.
Chapter 1: One
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
29 Sep 2005
Poor Carson. Physically and emotionally whipped. And even then he can't relinquish his "doctor" role. Good one!
Chapter 2: Chapter 2
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
29 Sep 2005
Hey, dislocated shoulder, cracked ribs, dehydration, but at least they left the hair alone! Good to see Steve getting put to work. Can't have him getting lazy, after all. ;-)
Chapter 3: Three
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
01 Oct 2005
Oh boy. That was definitely pent up for too long, and I think we just saw it explode. Poor Carson. Poor John, too. He was using humor as a defense, and Carson jumped on him for it. Whew!
Chapter 4: Four
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
01 Oct 2005
Oh yes, almost forogt. Thanks for leaving Schwartz in one piece!
Chapter 4: Four

Summary: Muppet comparisons.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama, Humour, Pre-relationship, Vignette
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2151; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Sep 2005; Published: 25 Sep 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
26 Sep 2005
Hooboy, you go Zelenka! Nice job in finding a way to say what everyone was probably thinking! And you're right, Bates/Kavanaugh is one of the strangest pairings I've seen so far. ;-)

Author's Response: I don't know why, but Radek is always the one in my head saying what needs to be said...must be because he can tolerate Rodney and not put hair-remover in John's gel. Thanks for the review.
Chapter 1: N/A
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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)
30 Sep 2005
Ooh, I liked this, too. I remember reading that ship captains sometimes feel the same way about their ships, that the vessel is alive and with them at all times. I also second Laura's wish to hear what Carson really has to say. After all, he's the other one with the natural ATA gene.

Author's Response: Hum...perhaps a sequel. Or a revisiting of the idea in this loosely connected group of stories. Must mull this thought.
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Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 0 [Table of Contents]
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Word count: 0; Completed: No
Updated: 31 Dec 1969; Published: 31 Dec 1969
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Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
26 Oct 2005
Cool! This is a nicely crafted alternate universe. Shep as "Secret Agent Man" is lots of fun. Poor Elizabeth, though, stuck in a dead end job.
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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)
07 Oct 2005
Ouch! Sounds like "Red Shoe Diaries"! And Ford definitely has a dirty mind. :-)
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Summary: In the aftermath of destroying over half of a solar system, Rodney comes to appreciate the sound of silence.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Drama, Episode Related, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 6304; Completed: Yes
Updated: 10 Oct 2005; Published: 10 Oct 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
10 Oct 2005
Very well done. I find it tough to write a character in such a depth of despair that he/she is considering suicide. I like the way you did it, avoiding melodrama or overemotion. I also like the way you've portrayed the whole team as angry with Rodney, but looking out for him anyway.
Chapter 1: Chapter One

Summary: For John, watching Ford recover was worse than watching him kill himself with that damn enzyme. Thank god he had someone to go home to at night. (pure speculation, no spoilers) (NMS)

Categories: Slash Pairings > Beckett/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, John Sheppard
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Established Relationship, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1387; Completed: Yes
Updated: 10 Oct 2005; Published: 10 Oct 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
11 Oct 2005
Even if they get Aiden back, he won't be the same again. Your fic shows that particularly well. How do you recover when the recovery process itself is worse than the illness? Very powerful.

Author's Response: Ooh, thanks. I like that: 'powerful'. Thanks very much. And yeah, I'd love to see the show bring him back and try and rehab him... but I don't think the producers have that kind of guts. :( Thanks for the feedback!
Chapter 1: complete

Summary: John spent the night alone so Carson could spend the night with a female. He's not happy. (MS)

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

Word count: 1428; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Oct 2005; Published: 12 Oct 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
12 Oct 2005
I had a good time imagining the look on John's face when he realized the mother was a mouse! (I'm not sure how I feel about her being named Rebekah, though. I've never eaten any of my young, and I can curse in at least 4 languages!) The jokes were lame but funny (liked the "epi-fur-al").

Author's Response: Sorry about that! I was actually thinking of a *very* different Rebekah when I named her that. Besides, Rebekah's such a good old fashioned Anglo name. :) But it's good to hear that you haven't eaten any of your young. And 'lame but funny' was exactly what I was going for, so Yay! :)
Chapter 1: complete

Summary: Sometimes there's only one way to break out of a rut. Written for tigerlady's request for first kiss stories.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Weir/Zelenka
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1599; Completed: Yes
Updated: 14 Oct 2005; Published: 14 Oct 2005
Reviewer: Dr_Dredd (Signed)
14 Oct 2005
Good for Dr. Z. He deserves to be happy.
Chapter 1: Fortune Favors the Brave