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

Summary: An unexpected mishap while exploring gives John a chance to hang with Rodney. Loose sequel to 'Butterfly Kisses'. Season one spoilers.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Episode Related, Humour, Pre-slash, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5778; Completed: No
Updated: 13 Oct 2006; Published: 03 Sep 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
14 Oct 2006
Very cute. I hope that Rodney won't be missing the cat version of John too much, when it happens.
Chapter 1: Prologue- How it all Began
Coming Home by Xanthe [NC-17]
[Reviews - 29]

Summary: "Colonel John Sheppard knew, from the moment he first met Dr Rodney McKay, that the man would be trouble."

This novel-length story is set entirely in an AU where bisexuality and consensual BDSM are the cultural norm. It is a prequel to my story "General & Dr Sheppard" but you don't have to have read that to read this.

Updated: 09 Dec 2012; Published: 08 Oct 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
09 Oct 2006
Not the usual sort of story that I search out (other than John/Rodney), but it's a very interesting story in an interesting universe. Poor poor Rodney though, until the time that John takes him on.

Author's Response: Yes poor Rodney. I'm glad you enjoyed the story :-)
Chapter 1: Chapter One - Trouble With a Capital 'T'

Summary: It all started as a mission to trade for Ancient tech that went wrong. John and Rodney are on the run from natives that believe in human sacrifice, and there are complications: John's been shot and Rodney has amnesia!

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Humour, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 13834; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2006; Published: 21 Oct 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
31 Oct 2006
I was pulled into your story when I saw the summary note about Rodney having amnesia. It was different and intriging the way that you had it develop, and the constant loss of short-term memory would be scarier and more frightening to deal with than "normal" amnesia. Liked your story very much. Thanks for doing.
Chapter 1: A Day to Forget

Summary: Rodney never believed in fortune telling... until he met John. Stargate AU.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Friendship, Humour, Pre-relationship, Pre-slash, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 15 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 11150; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Jan 2007; Published: 05 Nov 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
19 Nov 2006
Tricky of you. Looking forward to the actual J/R meeting and more to your story. Thanks.
Chapter 4: Enter Geek

Summary: See title.

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

Word count: 1473; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Nov 2006; Published: 25 Nov 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
29 Nov 2006
Loved this, very sweet. It was great the way that Rodney worked through what John was mumbling into his shoulder & then told him that he already knew that.
Chapter 1: That Time When John Wanted To Talk About His Feelings

Summary: "Had you began practicing when you were young," Teyla told Sheppard, "you would possess near mastery of the form." (pairing is incidental to the story)

Categories: Ship Pairings > Teyla Emmagan/Other
Characters: Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Character Study, Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2216; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Nov 2006; Published: 25 Nov 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
28 Nov 2006
Nice. Gives a different perspective to life in Pegasus; good to see some peaceful happy moments. Interesting thought about the fostering. Teyla definitely deserves some time to recharge (get her groove back?).

Author's Response: I\'m so late replying - my apologies. Teyla definitely deserves time to recharge and remember the things and people she\'s fighting for. I love the thought of her having a good time, and I\'m glad you did too.
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: When John was in kindergarten, he made up an imaginary friend. Thirty years later he realizes that his friend wasn't so made up after all.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Humour, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 5 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 11801; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Feb 2007; Published: 02 Dec 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
06 Dec 2006
Very nice story. I hope that I like the ending as much as I've liked the parts. Good dialog; liked the "imaginary friend" Rodney dialog very much, since we know enough to fill in the blanks. Liked the coin flip choices.

Author's Response: Oh, I hope you do too. It should be approved soon. *crosses fingers* Thank you (for both reviews)!
Chapter 2: One Hell of A Coincidence
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
06 Dec 2006
Awww, poor John. Although it was very cute the way that he coaxed Atlantis into letting him eavesdrop. John has been very patient - I hope that his patience will be rewarded...
Chapter 3: Not Quite on the Same Page

Summary: Spoilers for Grace Under Pressure. "I could have had Sam Carter."

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Episode Related, Hurt Comfort, Pre-slash, Romance, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 14031; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Dec 2006; Published: 12 Dec 2006
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
27 Dec 2006
Well, I would have to agree that I was a little dissatisfied with part 3, but I wanted to say that I really liked parts 1 and 2. Liked John being down there instead of Sam, and then very much liked that it was real and that John actually went through the experience with Rodney.

Author's Response: Thanks! I know the third part isn't very popular with everyone who liked the first two, but I'm glad you liked the story regardless. So again-- thanks!
Chapter 3: The Sum Of
Late Feet by aesc [PG-13]
[Reviews - 18]

Summary: "Rodney wonders how he managed to go four years and six whole months in a state of complete obliviousness. Usually he's faster on the uptake than that." Written for brighid's sga_santa present.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama, Established Relationship, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 20143; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Mar 2007; Published: 05 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
05 Mar 2007
There's an underlying sadness here that I was afraid wasn't going to go away, but you did make it better at the end. But not knowing about Teyla or Ronon, that would be hard to bear. Earth as an alien expedition, not so hard to imagine. Liked this very much.

Author's Response: Thank you kindly! John's remark in "The Return I," that Atlantis is their home really stuck with me, and the fic ended up being kind of a meditation on losing home for good.
Chapter 2: I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Summary: Evan Lorne/David Parrish. Post-Coup D'etat. Parrish has a roommate who can't tolerate plants

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Major Lorne, Other
Genres: Angst, Challenge, Character Study, Episode Related, First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3960; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Jan 2007; Published: 06 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
02 Nov 2008
Very nice & sweet. I like Eldon being in the story too!

Author's Response: Thanks! Eldon is a great character, and I loved having a chance to play with him.
Chapter 1: Androdioecious

Summary: Radiation. That was the big one, echoing through his brain, bouncing from one part of his skull to the other. He'd possibly freaked out a little, okay maybe more than a little, because Rodney was the calm and cool voice offering reasonable statistics about radiation and there was something really fucked up about that.

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

Word count: 7446; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Jan 2007; Published: 17 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
25 Jan 2007
So wonderful... So did the night shift nurses like John as a patient because he was so quiet, or were they getting a sneak preview of the coolest superpower that ever was? Would have been a great superhero for "Whose line..." people.
Chapter 1: 1

Summary: The first time Rod told his Sheppard where he could stick his MENSA meetings, it was both frightening and exhilarating.

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

Word count: 3011; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Jan 2007; Published: 24 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
25 Jan 2007
Awww, poor Sheppard. Yes, having a theory after you should have been a sign for Rod. Nice, thanks for doing.

Author's Response: I guess even a genius can be kind of dumb. ;)
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: The realization hit him fairly quickly at that point, he was sitting with the outcasts. The loners who weren't quite loners, but were never going to be a part of the clumps and groups and easily labeled segments of their peers. Sheppard smiled to himself. He was sitting with the future leaders of Atlantis.

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

Word count: 11240; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Jan 2007; Published: 25 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
06 Feb 2007
Very cute. Nice to see them all as a group of good friends who belong together. Funny that John's the one who has the anxieties and worries, while his friends know him so well & calm him down.

Author's Response: Hee! Thanks =) I'm glad you liked it!
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: A midnight Jumper ride on New Year's Eve. Set directly after Grace Under Pressure. Can be read as a sort of sequel to my story, Guardian, if you squint. Guardian doesn't need to be read to read this fic, though.

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

Word count: 2859; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Jun 2007; Published: 27 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
12 Mar 2007
I liked this very much, but I have one quibble about Rodney where he says that he needs to lose weight because he's running after you Amazons. That would work if he's only talking about Teyla, because Amazons were female warriors. That's my only nitpick, that's a great story for a new year.
Chapter 1: 1/1
Gravitation by Deirdre [PG-13]
[Reviews - 1]

Summary: He'd learned over the course of several missions that if McKay could complain he was mostly fine and wow, had Rodney really put his heart into complaining then. John had tucked away some of the more colorful curses for later use; it would be a crime to waste such spectacular filth.

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

Word count: 1666; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Jan 2007; Published: 29 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
07 Mar 2007
Nice. Rodney should be able to be a creative swearer.
Chapter 1: 1

Summary: The market's a busy, sprawling, country sort of thing, but John Sheppard is the centre of attention. He's running a stall of what looks like everything and nothing, bright and incongruous in the midst of farmers dressed in a hundred shades of brown

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Friendship, Pre-slash, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 8950; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Jan 2007; Published: 29 Jan 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
12 Mar 2007
Liked this very much. Rodney becoming so close to John & missing that part of him, but getting the Colonel in return.
Chapter 1: -

Summary: When Earth became indifferent to them, Atlantis and the people who loved her looked for ways to make things work. And then Earth tried to change the rules.

Thanks to Miriel and Nei'chan for help and beta services.

Updated: 09 Jul 2008; Published: 03 Feb 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
06 Feb 2007
Interesting concept, and overall very believable that Atlantis could be overlooked & ignored when administration changes. I like seeing the younger O'Neil & Jackson & look forward to seeing how they work out in Atlantis.

Author's Response: The thing is, they are getting ignored both on purpose and by accident. And finding out who is doing it, that is the fun part!
Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Settling In

Summary: Rodney remembers slamming his hand in a car door when he was six; he remembers the pain like it only happened yesterday, and he'll never forget how much he screamed, how he closed his eyes and convinced himself that he'd lost his hand and broken his dinosaur.

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

Word count: 1922; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Feb 2007; Published: 07 Feb 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
09 Feb 2007
Oh, very good. Loved how Rodney describes how events are appearing to him, and how he's unable to speak. I think that this is how it would really be. Glad for the ending.
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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: zaftig (Signed)
08 Feb 2007
Very interesting world. At least you'd probably never be lonely there (very tired, though).
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