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Penname: zaftig [Contact]
Real name: Patti Member Since: 09 Nov 2005
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Summary: After John is badly wounded while serving in Somalia, he and Rodney have to learn how to make a serious physical disability a part of their lives.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Angst, Established Relationship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 13 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 65432; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Apr 2007; Published: 22 Feb 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
22 Aug 2008
Hello, beautiful story. I had started reading it when you first wrote it, but somehow lost track, because I'm an idiot. Found it again because I've been reading more of your recent stories & wanted to look over your past stories. It's a powerful story, I appreciate all of the details & difficulties that you wrote about John's adjustments to his new life. I love, love the last chapter with Rodney being some completely clueless about Mike Landon (why Sam Brumby?) and the later proposal. Thanks for writing!

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m so glad you enjoyed the story and found it realistic. I\'m embarrassed to say that I never realized that the name \'Mike Landon\' actually belongs to somebody. I must have read his name somewhere and the name stuck. When I was searching for a name to use, I just grabbed this one out of my head and put it down. Yes, my mind is funny that way.
Chapter 13: Proving the Hypothesis

Summary: Drs. Rodney McKay and Daniel Jackson go for a drive on a dark and stormy night.

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 18038; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Feb 2007; Published: 25 Feb 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
28 Feb 2007
Very nice. Little Snopes girl, you won't be so little very soon. You made me cringe with how Rodney was acting in the diner & Lida's B&B. It would be very hard for the SG1 or SGA team members to not be paranoid. Liked your story very much. Hope that you'll do more.

Author's Response: That's the fun of Rodney-- Our heroes just don't tend to be assholes.
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: John's thoughts, while - well. Just some random, and unexpected, Rodney-Lusting. And all the stuff that comes after that. Episode Tag: Home.

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

Word count: 2193; Completed: Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2007; Published: 27 Feb 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
27 Feb 2007
Awww, that's very nice. Yes, I like how you took canon elements & made something better.

Author's Response: Thank you. ^^
Chapter 1: Things Sheppard is Not Thinking

Summary: John didn't want to be special. He just wanted to be left alone.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, First Time
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4356; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 Feb 2007; Published: 28 Feb 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
07 Mar 2007
Hmmm, yes, Rainbow Man. That's an interesting universe that you've made. I like what you did with this story. Thanks for doing.

Author's Response: Thank you very much, glad you liked! :D
Chapter 1: With Wings So Bright They Burn
Touched by mdime [PG]
[Reviews - 4]

Summary: Rodney's power was both wonderful and dangerous, for himself more than anyone.

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

Word count: 1207; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 Feb 2007; Published: 28 Feb 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
07 Mar 2007
Very interesting beginning. Will like to see more with John's side of things, or the past, or anything really.
Chapter 1: Touched

Summary: To one Dr. Rodney McKay, John Sheppard is unforgettable.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Original Character, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 17 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 42028; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Apr 2007; Published: 04 Mar 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
12 Mar 2007
Aargh! I was going to wait until this story was finished before reading it, but now I've been sucked in, and am desperately hoping for more. The story surprised me at the beginning & went a totally different way than I was expecting & I'm very happy with that. Hope that you'll update soon.

Author's Response: Sorry about the sucking you in and all. Okay, well maybe I'm not completely sorry. There is lots more story to come, hopefully I can continue to surprise you ;-)
Chapter 6: Good Cop, Bad Cop

Summary: Five Alternate Universes Where John and Elizabeth Meet. (Nominated for Best Sheppard/Weir Pre-ship/UST Fic in the 2007 Stargate Fan Awards.)

Categories: Ship Pairings > Sheppard/Weir
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4102; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Mar 2007; Published: 05 Mar 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
07 Mar 2007
Very nice. I liked 2, 3, and 5. (I was afraid that Elizabeth might just turn & leave in #5).
Chapter 1: The Five

Summary: John is more connected with Atlantis than anyone realized. Set during The Storm, slight AU for The Storm & The Eye. Some dialogue taken directly from the script; credit to the appropriate PTB.

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Action/Adventure, Character Study, Episode Related
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4109; Completed: Yes
Updated: 08 Mar 2007; Published: 07 Mar 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
10 Mar 2007
I like reading stories about how connected John is to Atlantis. I'd like to read further stories if you feel like writing any more.

Author's Response: Thank you!
Chapter 1: Alone in the Storm

Summary: Their pants are a total loss.

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

Word count: 582; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Mar 2007; Published: 11 Mar 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
12 Mar 2007
Great last line. Short short, but very good story.
Chapter 1: one
As hands do by Punk [G]
[Reviews - 9]

Summary: Einstein said putting your hand on a hot stove could make a minute feel like an hour.

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

Word count: 994; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Mar 2007; Published: 11 Mar 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
12 Mar 2007
Very nice & sweet.
Chapter 1: one

Summary: A Regency era AU.

All Rodney McKay had thought he wanted was to be left alone with his theories and hypotheses. Being abducted and meeting the intriguing John Sheppard had put paid to that. Rodney understood his own desires rather better now, but society's laws and conventions opposed him and Sheppard was surely far out of his reach. Not to mention the complication of his mysterious abductor...

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 6 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 49722; Completed: Yes
Updated: 14 Apr 2007; Published: 01 Apr 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
16 Apr 2007
Hello. I didn't find your story until you were done. I'm glad that I didn't have to wait until it was finished. I enjoyed it very much. Some angst for Rodney, but ultimate happiness at the end (I do wish that Kavanaugh would have had his comeuppance and some deserved suffering). Happy for the boys though! Thanks for doing.

Author's Response: Oh good, I'm glad you liked it, thank you. I did want Kavanagh to get some payback, but I couldn't fit it in - so I choose to believe that Daniel arranges some later.
Chapter 1: Chapter One

Summary: A theatrical trailer for the new movie Among the Stars. Sheppard/McKay and Bodie/Doyle (The Professionals)

Categories: Crossovers > Slash Pairings
Characters: John Sheppard
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 493; Completed: Yes
Updated: 25 Apr 2007; Published: 25 Apr 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
30 Apr 2007
A good tease. Are you going to write the epic to go with it?
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: "Dentist. Theoretical astrophysicist. It's a fine line, really."

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 11340; Completed: Yes
Updated: 02 Aug 2007; Published: 01 Aug 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
02 Aug 2007
I love AUs in general & I really love this one. I was going to say that the delightfully embarrassing scenes were my favorites (Rodney being shot down in bar, running & screaming after John while half-dressed, letting John know that he was surprised that was really his name in front of a general), but when I looked it over again I discovered that I loved all of the other scenes too and the way that everything flowed together. Thank you!

Author's Response: Thank you. I\'m so very glad it all worked for you. 8-)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Six interconnected drabbles about John, Rodney and sex.

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

Word count: 604; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Aug 2007; Published: 03 Aug 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
05 Aug 2007
Very cute. The drabbles fit together beautifully. Lovely tone.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Sequel to "The Claws That Catch", wherein Sheppard meets the new Guardian and learns that some things are hard wired, and appearances only go skin deep some of the time.... And a bonus of double Shep whumpage!

Categories: General
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humour
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 10 [Table of Contents]
Series: The Guardian Series

Word count: 62224; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Sep 2007; Published: 05 Sep 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
23 Oct 2007
Hey, I know who Helen Reddy & Gordon Lightfoot are - guess that dates me. Love this story & the preceding one in your series. They have such a good tone (underlying optimism?) that I could read forever. I did have some fear as I was reading that you would kill off Shadow, and I'm very happy that you didn't. Shadow is an excellent character. Hope to see a lot more of him & this universe. Thanks for doing.

Author's Response: Heee - my beta reader thought I was going to kill Shadow, too. I believe her exact words (in all caps and bold) were: NO! EVIL RENEE!! I\'m not that evil. Yet. :)
Chapter 1: I: Have A Cigar

Summary: Daniel makes it to Atlantis instead of getting caught up with Vala and the Ori in S2 SGA/S9 SG-1. He and Teyla bond over trying to understand each other's cultures. (AU, Daniel/Teyla)

Categories: Crossovers > Ship Pairings
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Friendship, Pre-relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1913; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Oct 2007; Published: 11 Oct 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
13 Oct 2007
That's sweet. They would make a nice couple. Both of them have a deep thoughtfulness (and very attractive too). Thanks for doing.
Chapter 1: Soaked In The Chill Of A Foreign Sea
Entangled by Martha [G]
[Reviews - 7]

Summary: It's a rainy day in the Pegasus Galaxy; good thing the mess is serving tacos. Jack/Daniel.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Other Male Pairings
Characters: Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4491; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Oct 2007; Published: 15 Oct 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
15 Oct 2007
Wow, that summary seems so ordinary -- your story is so surprising. As I was reading you kept hitting me with these hints (the methane rain, Sheppard's injury & Rodney with the cane, Cam's guilt). I was beginning to dread what was going on with Daniel, but couldn't understand why, because it still seemed liked he was fine. Reading the ending gives me a strange feeling that I'm not used to. Very nice story, but unsettling.

Author's Response: That\'s actualy very cool; thank you!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: The Watchers haven't been able to keep track of Kate Heightmeyer or her assigned Watcher since she started working for the United States government three years ago. It's like she's vanished from the face of the Earth.
(Crossover with Highlander. Kate Heightmeyer/John Sheppard; Kate Heightmeyer/Methos/John Sheppard) Contains spoilers for season four, including Doppelganger.

Updated: 20 Oct 2007; Published: 20 Oct 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
12 Nov 2007
My grasp of Highlander has mostly been formed from fanfic, but I like your crossover version very much. I like your Kate. TPTB did her character a disservice.

Author's Response: They really did, mostly to make the other characters look better. Which is really a shame. I love Kate, and we so got cheated.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Fix-it for "Sunday" with a McShep twist. Carson encourages Rodney to think about why he spends more time with Sheppard than with Katie Brown.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Beckett/Teyla Emmagan, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Episode Related
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2506; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2007; Published: 21 Oct 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
24 Oct 2007
Thanks for the fixit. I miss Carson. Nice way to get John & Rodney together.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Rodney McKay is a sentinel without a guide, but he's still the smartest man in Atlantis.

Updated: 15 Dec 2007; Published: 29 Oct 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
06 Nov 2007
Oh Sentinel/SGA fic, yay. I haven't seen much of the Sentinel series, but have read a fair amount of fics. I like your story very much & am looking forward to the next part. When are they going to know if they're bonded? Are they bonded already? Will Sam visit Atlantis?
Chapter 1: Chapter 1