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Real name: Patti Member Since: 09 Nov 2005
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Ashes by Shaddyr [PG-13]
[Reviews - 9]

Summary: People make hard choices for what seem like good reasons, and still lose everything in the end...

Categories: Bitextual, Ship Pairings > McKay/Other, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Out of the Ashes

Word count: 2261; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Nov 2007; Published: 12 Nov 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
01 Jan 2008
Oh, this is very sad. Your fic is very well written though, even though I am not a fan of Katie Brown. I have to read the sequel now, so that I don't get too depressed before going to work tomorrow.

Author's Response: Thanks for letting me know that it made you feel - it\'s good to know that the writing reached the reader on the emotional level. I hope that Rising Again made everything better for you!
Chapter 1: Ashes

Summary: A companion piece (and fixit!!) to Ashes by
shaddyr. You should totally read Ashes before you read this. First, because it's a beautiful story, and second, because this will make way more sense if you do.

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

Word count: 2268; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Nov 2007; Published: 13 Nov 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
01 Jan 2008
Thanks for writing a happy ending. (Though my heart's still a little sad from reading Sahddyr's story).

Author's Response: Oh, I just had to fix it - I couldn\'t leave the boys all sad without each other!! Glad you liked it. :) cep xxx
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Written for the Stargate Atlantis Urban Legend Slash Challenge 2nd Edition - Legend: 118 Cake inscriptions gone wrong.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Challenge, Humour, Pre-relationship, Romance, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3119; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2007; Published: 14 Nov 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
21 Dec 2007
Very cute, I liked it very much.
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: How does John cope (or not cope) with being back in Atlantis after losing six months of his life? And what can Rodney do about it?

Categories: General
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Episode Related
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 17105; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 Nov 2007; Published: 28 Nov 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
11 Dec 2007
I like your story. You picked up on some aspects of "Epiphany" that annoyed me (how the people there didn't seem that great or enlightened, that John didn't try to escape as far as we can see). It is nice to show that John would have some difficulty readjusting, and how the team handled it.
Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Summary: "I think it's time you told me why the bloody hell you have Lee and Zelenka's missing SX-7 on your bed."

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Hurt Comfort, Series
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Scruffy AI

Word count: 46266; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Dec 2007; Published: 03 Dec 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
11 Dec 2007
A lot of the times, I'm not sure why people do remixes because they don't seem that different to me than the original. Wow, I get this one. Love the original inspirations and your take on them. Loved your plot, how SX-7 develops into John, (how he was going to search for Rodney because he was late), the epilogue, everything! Thanks for doing.
Chapter 1: One of One

Summary: Late at night, Rodney asks Teyla about love and second chances.

Categories: Ship Pairings > McKay/Other, Ship Pairings > Beckett/Teyla Emmagan, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard, Ship Pairings > Teyla Emmagan/Other
Characters: Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Friendship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 700; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Dec 2007; Published: 21 Dec 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
21 Dec 2007
Sweet and comforting, if the alternatives didn't work out for them.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: Rodney knew his day had just gotten worse.

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

Word count: 3446; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2007; Published: 21 Dec 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
01 Jan 2008
So funny. A really great story.
Chapter 1: The Labeling Approach

Summary: Rodney invites John to Jeannie's for Christmas.

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

Word count: 7053; Completed: Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2007; Published: 22 Dec 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
01 Jan 2008
Very cute and sweet. Very them. Thanks for doing.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
It's so easy by Ciar [NC-17]

Summary: FBI Agent John Sheppard accepts a bet that leads to a big change in his life.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter, Steven Caldwell, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 21 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 59262; Completed: No
Updated: 22 Feb 2010; Published: 29 Dec 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
01 Jan 2008
Oh, I like this. Glad that John & Rodney were enjoying each other's company, that John wasn't hiding how intelligent he was, and that Rodney was looking "almost regretful" when he was turning John down.

Author's Response: So glad you liked it, I like to see John using his brain in canon, and I know Rodney likes it too :)
Chapter 3: Things Click
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
05 Jan 2008
Poor Rodney, what a sad life he's leading. I hope that John can help to fix him (hopefully without making him too sad first when he hears about the bet).

Author's Response: Rodney definitely deserves something nice to happen to him. Perhaps, something to fill that \'John Sheppard-shaped hole\' in his life that he doesn\'t even know exists....?
Chapter 1: The Office Party
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
04 Sep 2008
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your story. I am still having some trepidation over future conflict (why they initially met or anything else), but if you do, I hope you'll soothe them both until they're totally sated. Thanks for writing.

Author's Response: Thanks for the great feedback! I\'m feeling a bit of trepidation about those future plot elements too, I\'m hoping I can write the remainder of the story in a satisfying way.
Chapter 1: The Office Party

Summary: "Sheppard? Sheppard!" There was no answer. Above him, the Darts made a sharp turn toward the sky and disappeared from the atmosphere.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4349; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Dec 2007; Published: 30 Dec 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
30 Dec 2007
Scary if it worked out like that. Too bad that John lost some time, but the infirmary scene was very sweet.

Author's Response: Thank you. :)
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: Project Atlantis is a top secret think tank located in the Pacific Northwest. Acastus Kolya, the project's second in command, has been using its resources for his own agenda, and now he's eager to play with his newest specimen - John Sheppard.

Updated: 27 Jan 2008; Published: 31 Dec 2007
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
10 Jan 2008
Hmmm, not a werewolf, huh? OK, that blows my theory. Hope that whatever John is really tough. And hope that the good guys are planning well. Bad Ford. Evil Chaya & Kolya.

Author's Response: Heee. I love confounding people, since that\'s my normal state of being.... :p
Chapter 10: Chapter 10
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
13 Jan 2008
Yeah, John had to try to escape, because why should he accept anyone's word in a place where they're kidnapped him. Looking forward to some serious & final endings for Kolya & Chaya. Unfortunately, Ford looks like he's earning something serious too. I'm somewhat torn here, because the good people haven't done anything before this, even though there have been killings. Are the unusual/mythical people supposed to be known in the real world, or known only in certain circles and for the most part hidden (like Pretenders)?

Author's Response: This is how my brain is working on this: The Pretenders are known by a few normals - but still pretty much looked upon as myths. Now the Pretenders all know of each other, and interact with each other. Some of this will be revealed in later chapters. :)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
22 Jan 2008
Ooh, pretty cold of Carson, but I guess that he's been driven to the edge. Glad that they didn't catch Rodney (good idea to go to John's room). Berserker John is very cool. Looking forward to more (must finish review before going to work! Nice start to day, thanks).

Author's Response: Yoir welcome! And thanks! My beta reader thinks I was too *easy* on Chaya....
Chapter 25: Chapter 25
Second Fiddle by Madison [NC-17]
[Reviews - 26]

Summary: No wonder Sheppard missed McKay. He was an impossible act to follow.

Updated: 03 Jan 2008; Published: 03 Jan 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
05 Jan 2008
Aw, I love this story (and "Second Best" also). They're good mirror images of each other. Atlantis needs John Sheppard and Rodney McKay also. I like the way that you write. It's very easy to visualize scenes [John exhausted on Rodney's bed, after stapling himself (!), Schrödinger hiding in a beer cooler, the Goa'uld mother ship, Rodney with the ZPM!]. Yay for the drone exploding the warehouse. Great John/Rodney dialog.

Author's Response: Yay! That was the idea--mirror images. And if you can see the scenes and hear the dialog, that\'s icing on the cake.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Not Resistible by Reflex [PG-13]
[Reviews - 19]

Summary: After Lucius's removal from Atlantis everyone breathed in a sigh of relief. But Lucius did more damage then they were aware of and now one person is left to pick up the pieces in silence. McKay centric but includes everyone. Spoilers for Irrisistible and Sateda

Categories: General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Episode Related
Warnings: Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5067; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Jan 2008; Published: 09 Jan 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
10 Jan 2008
Yes, I think that this would have happened to men and/or women, which is why I was so disgusted with the Lucius stories and how they were presented as humorous. I would rather have seen him shot than Kolya.

Author's Response: While I admit to enjoying the humour in the episodes I really do agree that the underlying issues were extremely dark and it was interesting how the writers completely ignored that. I don\'t think he should have been shot...but a good public neutering should have been the least of his concerns though.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Cycles by Diamond_Raven [PG-13]
[Reviews - 15]

Summary: Five months after, Teyla's daughter is born. She tells him she's naming her Johna. Rodney hands the little bundle back to her and leaves the infirmary. He hurries to John's room and spends an hour on the floor, sobbing in the darkness.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Established Relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4185; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Jan 2008; Published: 12 Jan 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
13 Jan 2008
Sad for the time that they missed, but glad that Rodney waited.

Author's Response: I considered having Rodney marry somebody half way through but the marriage never really being what it should be. It would be like whoever married Rodney married him and John, even though John wasn\'t technically there. I realized that would have made a much, much longer story so I left that out. Turns out I like it this way better. I\'m glad you did too!
Chapter 1: Cycles

Summary: The sex pollen takes a while to kick in, but it gets there in the end.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Major Lorne, Other
Genres: First Time, Humour
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1291; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Jan 2008; Published: 13 Jan 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
13 Jan 2008
Tsk, tsk. Bad Parrish.

Author's Response: Hee. Just how we like him.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: "Snowstorm?" Rodney squawked. "Try blizzard."

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

Word count: 1325; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Jan 2008; Published: 20 Jan 2008
Reviewer: zaftig (Signed)
22 Jan 2008
Such a cool vignette. So much packed into so few words. Bouncy Tigger Rodney after he's distracted, practically dragging John back to the jumper.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1