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Penname: zaftig [Contact]
Real name: Patti Member Since: 09 Nov 2005
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Reviews by zaftig

Summary: Lorne knows that a battalion of marines shouldn't be risking annihilation at the hands of a small band led by an Air Force rotor pilot.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Vignette
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2142; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 May 2006; Published: 13 May 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
20 May 2006
I enjoyed your story. I was glad to see one in which John's strategic abilities were shown to be as impressive as they were against the Genii. In the show, it seems that John's character gets overshadowed by Ronon.

Author's Response: In a head-to-head matchup, my money's on Ronon, too. But I understand the frustration.
Chapter 1: n/a
Intersections by Never [PG-13]
[Reviews - 40]

Summary: John and Rodney keep crossing paths.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4458; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Oct 2006; Published: 16 May 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
15 Aug 2006
Now Rodney just really has to remember him now!!
Chapter 7: 30 minutes later
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
09 Sep 2006
Awww, I'm sorry to see it end. But if they're going to be together from now on, then I guess they wouldn't just be intersecting? Nice story.
Chapter 8: 2 seconds later

Summary: Miko/Ronon. He sees, and she understands.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Ronon Dex/Other
Characters: Other, Ronon Dex
Genres: Angst, Pre-relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1684; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 May 2006; Published: 28 May 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
29 May 2006
It was different - but I liked it. It would be nice to have someone appreciate Miko.

Author's Response: Thanks! Different is good. Everyone deserves to be appreciated ;)
Chapter 1: Complete
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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: zaftig (Signed)
10 Jun 2006
Nice to read a fic that has both John & Rodney wanting each other from the beginning, in a story that gets into both of their minds so believably. Whenever I see your name attached to a fic, I have to read it. Thanks.

Author's Response: Thank you... that's a lovely compliment :-) I wrote this one some time ago, and it is not quite my usual style but I loved the idea of John and Rodney intrigued with each other right from the start.
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Nephelai by anyanka [PG-13]
[Reviews - 78]

Summary: Rodney accepted that one day he might die on an alien planet...he just didn't want to be killed by giant bats...or giant anything for that matter. Not a death fic

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 8 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 50310; Completed: No
Updated: 07 Apr 2008; Published: 12 Jun 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
28 Jun 2006
I agree - more please!

Author's Response: I'm on it, really I am. I not watching the tennis from Wimbledon at all.
Chapter 2: Ignis
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
10 Feb 2007
Glad to see more of this story. Hollywood would be glad to have an entirely new universe to take over. Hope to see more soon.

Author's Response: Thanks. I hope there'll be more soon too :-) Can you imagine the feeding frenzy of big companies, not just Hollywood, if they declassified the stargate program?
Chapter 4: Aranea
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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: zaftig (Signed)
26 Jun 2006
Great story. I've had to read it several times to try and catch all the details that you put in. Very nicely done. So sad for John when he just wanted someone to talk to. Liked that Ford couldn't help but listen to orders & released John. Rodney's great, and so dead-on with everything he says. I like quantum mirror stories - canon AUs. Thanks for doing.
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Summary: Rodney McKay meets international playboy Johnnie Sheppard on a cruise to the French Riviera. Written for Reel_SGA challenge.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama, First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 10 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 94139; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2006; Published: 25 Jun 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
01 Jul 2006
Thanks for doing this story. I've liked the movie "An Affair to Remember" for years. Cute bringing Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr in for a cameo (although unseen). Yes, I agree that I enjoyed reading the different POVs. I would not have thought that John's character was so vulnerable without that. Good to see Teyla, although for only a short time. I've always thought that the realization scene near the end was extremely powerful, and I think that you've done it justice in your version. I enjoyed your story very much.

Author's Response: Thanks so much. I'm really happy whenever people who like the movie enjoy the story. so glad it worked for you. Thanks for your kind words.
Chapter 10: Chapter Ten

Summary: Children are going in missing, and Det. Sheppard's first suspect is the solitary musician living on the edge of the swamp.

Updated: 26 Jun 2006; Published: 26 Jun 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
29 Jun 2006
Oh, good story! I always love stories in which Rodney plays the piano. I like the build-up of the relationship between John & Rodney, Rodney's extended family, the Wraithe brothers, and T.C. Nice that John was the original cat owner/owned person this time, and that T.C. decided that Rodney was deserving to be owned. Loved seeing Rodney in the concert hall at the end.
Chapter 1: 1/1
Believe by Neo_Star0114 [NC-17]
[Reviews - 23]

Summary: This is an AU where magic is very real and has changed things from the way we know it. It's time to Believe.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 10 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 26072; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Aug 2006; Published: 09 Jul 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
17 Jul 2006
Lots of intriguing hints and foreshadowing, looking forward to more, thanks.

Author's Response: Thank you glad you liked it. :D
Chapter 5: Farewells
Cleave by Amireal [NC-17]
[Reviews - 23]

Summary: v. cleave (klev) 1. To split with or as if with a sharp instrument. See Synonyms at tear. 2. To adhere, cling, or stick fast. Rodney bit his lip and shrugged. "Welcome to my world Colonel. Want your EpiPen engraved?"

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

Word count: 15334; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Jul 2006; Published: 20 Jul 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
20 Jul 2006
Aww...very sweet. Nice twist with having Rodney being the cause of allergic reactions.
Chapter 1: 1

Summary: "Asshole," John growls affectionately, kissing his neck. "You always have to spoil my fun."

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

Word count: 8430; Completed: Yes
Updated: 27 Jul 2006; Published: 27 Jul 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
31 Jul 2006
Aww...sad, sad for Rodney. I didn't catch the italicized parts were John's until the end, when I had to go back & reread. I was totally pulled in & thought that it was a nice sweet AU. Up until the part where it looked as if John was dying in the hospital. So, yes, I'll gladly accept the alternative. Like the others, I hope that you'll consider a sequel, but I enjoyed this part very much. I always like the stories where Rodney is a famous pianist.
Chapter 1: McKay's Symphony of Two In Ten

Summary: A collection of shorts exploring the possible ramifications of the ATA Gene Therapy, eventually spanning 15 years of growth and change in Atlantis.

Updated: 07 Feb 2007; Published: 13 Aug 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
11 Feb 2007
Interesting series. Sorry to hear about Parrish. Had not read Lorne/Novak before but liked this relationship as it slowly developed. Liked the concept of the ATA gene being something that permanently locked the people into being at Atlantis. Liked the 2nd generation kids.

Author's Response: I'd never thought of Lorne/Novak either, until it popped up as the write-in favorite on a poll I ran regarding this series. I just couldn't imagine that there /wouldn't/ be some kind of biological backlash from the interaction with the city - the gene therapy is just too good to be true, you know?
The Memoirs Collection
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Summary: When Elizabeth gets an unexpected visitor as she awaits the ancient Atlanteans' decision on her fate, an unlikely romance develops that not only spans galaxies, but time itself. Spoilers: Reckoning and Threads (SG-1), Before I Sleep (SGA).

Categories: Crossovers > Ship Pairings
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Elizabeth Weir
Genres: Drama, Episode Related, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4918; Completed: Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2006; Published: 13 Aug 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
15 Aug 2006
I wasn't sure about the pairing, but I liked your story very much. Sad, sad, though!

Author's Response: Thanks! I appreciate that you took the time to read it, even if it as unusual pairing with a sad ending.
Chapter 1: Story Complete

Summary: Both an AU and a Crossover! This is the story of John and Rodney from my TS Imperfections universe: In St. Louis in the mid 80s, Rodney is a fragile sentinel changing guides almost as often as other people change socks.

Categories: Crossovers > Slash Pairings
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Drama, First Time, Hurt Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 36328; Completed: No
Updated: 30 Sep 2006; Published: 14 Aug 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
15 Aug 2006
I pretty much only know the Sentinel universe by reading fics, but I like your story and Sentinel universe very much. I'd like to see more!

Author's Response: Hey! Happiness and thank you! Imperfections started as a 7-part (so far) series on Cascade Library, but it has started hatching spin-off children in other fandoms on my LJ (Dasha_mte)
Chapter 1: St. Louis

Summary: McKay gets captured on a mission, causing John and Rodney to come to terms with their feelings for each other. Main pairing McKay/Sheppard with mentions of other minor pairings.

Updated: 10 Jan 2007; Published: 15 Aug 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
10 Sep 2006
Poor Rodney. I hope there will be some serious whompage or other painful punishments for the marines, and nothing too bad for our boys.

Author's Response: We'll just have to wait and see how John handles things :)
Chapter 10: Adjustments
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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: zaftig (Signed)
22 Aug 2006
My first time for this pairing, so I wasn't too sure about that...but I like your stuff, so I thought that I'd give it a try. Very nice. I like to see the boys being happy.

Author's Response: I'm pleased you liked the story despite the rare pairing :-) I love our boys being happy too :-)
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Summary: Caught in a snowstorm with Lorne, Rodney learns more than he bargained for. (McShep and Porne)

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard, Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Established Relationship, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4401; Completed: Yes
Updated: 23 Aug 2006; Published: 23 Aug 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
23 Aug 2006
That's nice. Kind of a quiet tone, but I think more real because of that. I liked Lorne's out-of-his-head dialog/confession, and Rodney's being so competent at survival (although not so quiet about it after they're safely home at Atlantis). Thanks for doing.

Author's Response: I have learned the hard way that I can't do action any more than I can do porn *LOL* I tend to stick with the fluffy and romantic end of things, instead. Glad this worked for you! Thanks for reading.
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: John can read minds. Written for the superpower challenge on sga flashfic. Spoilers for Trinity and Conversion.

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

Word count: 6081; Completed: No
Updated: 30 Aug 2006; Published: 30 Aug 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
30 Aug 2006
Wow. Interesting visuals. Very nice idea. I like how you developed it. I like when the John & Rodney relationship builds up slowly.

Author's Response: Thank you!
Chapter 1: 1