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Penname: zaftig [Contact]
Real name: Patti Member Since: 09 Nov 2005
Membership status: Member

Reviews by zaftig

Summary: Rodney was reeducated, given a good job far from the capital city.

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

Word count: 4275; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Aug 2008; Published: 03 Aug 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
03 Aug 2008
Poor Rodney. Interesting seeing John's actions from a distance. Nice reveal at the end when Rodney could finally speak again.

Author's Response: Thanks! I wanted to focus on Rodney for the duration of the story, and yet I wanted to make sure John was present as well. I\'m glad the outside POVs worked for you, thanks!
Chapter 1: Beast of Burden
Blink by lavvyan [PG-13]
[Reviews - 15]

Summary: I am going to tell you a story. About Dr. McKay and how he bought an eye from me, and how that one small act led to the strangest night in my entire life.

Written for the mcshep_match challenge on LiveJournal.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Established Relationship
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4883; Completed: Yes
Updated: 04 Aug 2008; Published: 04 Aug 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
09 Aug 2008
Pretty ghoulish, definitely different, and loved the ending.
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: It just didn't make any sense to Rodney...

Spoilers for Season Four Miller's Crossing

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Challenge, First Time, Humour, Vignette
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1458; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Aug 2008; Published: 08 Aug 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
09 Aug 2008
Oh, that's really really nice. Such a good story in just a few words.

Author's Response: Eeep! It was *supposed* to be shorter, but I have trouble making the word limit on mcsheplets...I\'m so glad you liked it! Thanks!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Their enemies wouldn't wait until an opportune time to attack them, so Colonel Sheppard had long ago decided that they wouldn't conduct their emergency drills as if they would. An evacuation drill seen from Eldon's POV. Implied McShep slash only.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3241; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Aug 2008; Published: 12 Aug 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
16 Aug 2008
I did like Eldon, and was also disappointed that the writers didn't do anything with him. That's one of the good things about fanfic that we can save the good characters that get overlooked. Nice idea about the drills & Eldon's part. That would be an excellent time for an entire base's evacuation.

Author's Response: *nods* That\'s exactly why we write fanfic - so we can explore ideas that the original writers didn\'t touch on or to change a plot direction which we really didn\'t like. I\'m so happy you enjoyed the story!
Chapter 1: Evacuation Drills

Summary: Jane never sees these things coming. (Alternate dimension, genderfuck, humor, angst, hurt/comfort, femslash... Because there aren't enough Jane Sheppard stories out there.)

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Humour, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 15403; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2008; Published: 15 Aug 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
17 Aug 2008
Aww, I like this story very much. For the part where Rodney the girl is wearing the tight jeans, I thought that he was going to be getting his period at that point. Glad that Jane still likes Rodney even as a guy.

Author's Response: Oh man, that didn\'t even occur to me! How embarrassing that would have been for Rodney... Thanks so much for the feedback and I\'m glad you enjoyed it. :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Recall Notice by Madison [PG-13]
[Reviews - 13]

Summary: He should have seen this coming. Spoilers thru season 5.

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

Word count: 2123; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Aug 2008; Published: 22 Aug 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
24 Aug 2008
I am very annoyed at TPTB. Shows or movies that work, work because of a special combination of personalities that come together at a certain time; they're not interchangeable like Legos. I hope that the fanfic continues to thrive, because I've been enjoying that more than the actual productions. Thanks for writing your story.

Author's Response: You are so right about that! I\'m glad you liked this--it was just my way of flipping the bird at TPTB. :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: She thinks that maybe in another life she could have been someone – done something.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Sheppard/Weir
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 6 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 21056; Completed: Yes
Updated: 31 Aug 2008; Published: 30 Aug 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
03 Sep 2008
I do miss Elizabeth. Glad for the couples in both universes.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Sentinels and Guides form a juvenile pair bond in childhood in order for Sentinels to survive. Neither John or Rodney formed that bond until they were older, which shocked both their parents, the academic community, and their governments.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: None
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: McKay and Sheppard are Probably the Worst (and Best) Sentinel and Guide in History

Word count: 5967; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Dec 2009; Published: 13 Oct 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
26 Oct 2008
Very nice to see them as a teenage pair-bonding. They're going to have such ~trouble~. I'm looking forward to more...
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: John is injured and far from home. Written for the kidfic challenge on Flashfic.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Challenge, Established Relationship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3732; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2008; Published: 21 Oct 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
26 Oct 2008
Very cute. I like the Velveteen Rabbit; you made it fit very well.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: "You kiss your mama with that mouth?" Eva asks. She doesn't think much of the question until she realizes Ford's staring at her mouth.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Ford/Other, Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Aiden Ford, John Sheppard, Major Lorne
Genres: Angst, AU - Alternate Universe, Character Study, First Time, Romance
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3859; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2008; Published: 21 Oct 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
26 Oct 2008
I usually don't go for the gender thing, but your story is nice. Are you continuing, or leaving it as is?
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: In the middle of the night, when the rest of Atlantis is asleep, the team deals with the quiet hours in their own ways.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard
Genres: Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3089; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Nov 2008; Published: 09 Nov 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
10 Nov 2008
Wonderful.

Author's Response: Thank you! I almost didn\'t post this, and I worked on it for 2 weeks after I initially got it down.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: The sequel to "Untamed", and the simple story of how Dr. M. Rodney McKay, Ph. D., Ph. D., gets the Pretender Gene.

Updated: 02 Mar 2009; Published: 29 Nov 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
19 Apr 2009
Liked this story very much. Glad to see this Rodney & John getting along so well. Nice little hints that you're dropping for future stories (Lorne, Teyla). Rodney makes a wonderful cave bear -- nice that he's special even with that.
Chapter 1: I: Optimism Kills

Summary: Rodney's assistants fluctuated on a monthly basis, no-one really stayed long with him, and it had been ages since he had gotten anyone good-looking – though, brains were more important than looks. Mostly the people they sent him though were morons finishing their thesis. Not like he'd start anything with a co-worker. Absolutely not. Well ... maybe, depending on how said co-worker saw the issue.

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

Word count: 4315; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jan 2009; Published: 09 Jan 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
26 Apr 2009
Very cute. You did have me wondering what was going on, what with the park avoidance and all, but it worked out well. Thanks for doing.

Author's Response: I\'m glad you think so. I didn\'t really want to be too mysterious, but the reveal was kind of important and I\'m really happy to hear it worked like I wanted it. :) Thanks for reviewing!
Chapter 1: Dark Places, Deep Water, Crowds, and Ducks

Summary: Jack dropped the file on the table top and scratched the back of his head. "If we were still sending people to the moon, that might be his next stop, except I think there was a rule about bringing those guys back."

Categories: General
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Jack O'Neill, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Character Study
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1553; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Jan 2009; Published: 11 Jan 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
20 Jan 2009
I agree, I think that it's a wonderful start and I'd like to see more. Although this is great.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: The man rode into town, on a day of hot, dust-ridden wind, his black clothes smudged grey...

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU - Alternate Universe, Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 10874; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jan 2009; Published: 11 Jan 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
26 Apr 2009
Hi, I don't really know the Magnificent Seven series, other than what I can look up on it. It's nice to see the people from SGA settling down together as good friends who will look after each other. Thanks for writing this.

Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m glad you liked it even if you haven\'t seen the Mag7 series!
Chapter 3: Chapter Three - Final Confrontation

Summary: A year after Elizabeth sacrificed herself to save Atlantis, the people left behind are finally moving on -- until an Elizabeth from an alternate reality shows up and opens old wounds. Canon through TMC, spoilers through BAMSR.

Updated: 06 Mar 2009; Published: 06 Mar 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
12 Mar 2009
Awww, I wanted to see a reunion scene with John & Elizabeth (the one who was suspended). What's going to happen to that Elizabeth since Carter is there now?
Chapter 1: 1/2

Summary: Being sent to recruit someone for the Atlantis expedition wasn't Rodney's idea of a good time.

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

Word count: 17547; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2009; Published: 17 Mar 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
30 Mar 2010
I'm sorry that I didn't comment before, because I really love this story. My favorite parts are when Rodney starts shrieking at the doctor when John is drugged up on the transport

Author's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review now :D it always makes me happy to hear someone is enjoying a story I wrote ages ago. I have to admit it\'s one of my favourites as well. I loved writing that bit; John drugged up is a real kink for me, because I imagine he\'s much more open in a state like that than he\'d ever be otherwise.
Chapter 1: Chance of a lifetime

Summary: Screw the bet. Rodney was going to prove the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Oh, and incidentally, he might just catch the United States Air Force with their pants around their ankles.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Friendship, Pre-slash
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Black Helicopters

Word count: 64190; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Mar 2009; Published: 24 Mar 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
11 Apr 2009
Love this, love this, love this. One tiny quibble, does John actually tell Rodney his first name before Rodney says that he knows it? I've looked at that section a couple of times, and it's still a little unclear to me. I like how they get to know each other, the communicating without words (unsaid apologies), how great Rodney is at fixing things!, how good at getting things done, Zelenka (great that they're friends here). John's in-person visit! Everything was wonderful, looking forward to more.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: "However, the fact remains that Dr McKay is now in possession of highly sensitive information regarding Stargate operations, and has exhibited a troubling tendency to disregard the Air Force's confidentiality in the past."

Categories: General
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Black Helicopters

Word count: 7084; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Apr 2009; Published: 29 Mar 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
11 Apr 2009
Love this series, and this AU. I hope that John wasn't supposed to use the zat in a permanent way on Rodney... You have hit the characters just right, love the dialogue. More please?
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: But of course, his only attempt to find Rodney's snapping point not only failed; it backfired spectacularly.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Black Helicopters

Word count: 1646; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Apr 2009; Published: 22 Apr 2009
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
26 Apr 2009
Awww. I love this AU series. Poor Rodney (& confused John)! Hope that you'll do more soon with them in the SG program.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1