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Penname: SylvanWitch [Contact]
Real name: Member Since: 17 Dec 2005
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I'm just a girl who likes her fandoms. I started out with HP and moved to SGA because I find Sheppard compelling. I write original fic, too. That's all.
Reviews by SylvanWitch
Left Behind by miera [NC-17]
[Reviews - 9]

Summary: Very dark AU future fic. Sheppard, Weir and McKay are back on Earth and not well.

Categories: Threesomes and Moresomes > All Varieties
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Angst, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes, Character death
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4118; Completed: Yes
Updated: 19 Mar 2005; Published: 19 Mar 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
23 May 2006
Wow--this has left me with a hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach and a distinct ache in the region of my heart. Beautiful, poignant, powerful, and sparing. Bravo!
Chapter 1: Left Behind
A Better Fate by chelle [NC-17]
[Reviews - 58]

Summary: John, Rodney, and the aftermath of a disastrous mission.

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

Word count: 25948; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Apr 2005; Published: 29 Apr 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
25 Feb 2006
I've reviewed this brilliant story here before, but I just wanted you to know that it's made my list of comfort fics, the ones that I like *so* much that I come back to them again and again, especially when I'm having a bad time of it. So I just wanted you to know that and to say thank you for writing this absolutely marvelous piece.

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm incredibly thrilled that you return to this story over and over. I have stories like that, too, and it really is wonderful to hear that I've written one. Thank you, again.
Chapter 1: A Better Fate

Summary: They tried threats, violence, hurting those he cared about but sometimes the thing that breaks you is kindness... ::HINTS OF NON-CON ONLY::

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Challenge, First Time, Friendship, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes, Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1979; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 May 2005; Published: 21 May 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
02 Mar 2006
This is just spectacular! Please, write more!
Chapter 1: Break Me Kindly

Summary: Not everything in Atlantis is wondrous.

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

Word count: 2175; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 May 2005; Published: 26 May 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
02 Mar 2006
Brutal! Excellent darkfic, realistic, interesting, the right blend of true-to-character dialogue and alien-technology-made-me-do-it plotting. Bravo!
Chapter 1: Shadows Beyond Light

Summary: Carson and John can't talk.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Beckett/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard
Genres: Challenge, First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4771; Completed: Yes
Updated: 04 Jun 2005; Published: 04 Jun 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
13 Mar 2006
What a great story! I don't read much Beckett/Sheppard, but I very much liked them here. I liked that Beckett was stronger than he sometimes is in these tales. And I thought the way you used Shakespeare to bring cohesion was excellent. Thanks for writing!
Chapter 1: I Have No Words: My Voice Is In My Sword

Summary: John falls down, and gets rescued. One is worse than the other.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 8575; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Apr 2006; Published: 25 Jul 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
02 Mar 2006
I enjoyed this a great deal, especially the feint-and-parry at the end there. Bravo!
Chapter 1: Entanglements

Summary: Rodney considers himself a practical man. This was originally written for the sga_remix community, and is a remix of Triptych by Alyse.

Categories: Threesomes and Moresomes > All Varieties
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Angst, Challenge, Character Study, Drama, First Time, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 3470; Completed: Yes
Updated: 19 Sep 2005; Published: 19 Sep 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
23 May 2006
What a sad, bitter, touching story! I like that no one speaks throughout and yet so much is communicated, and I like the tenderness juxtaposed with the stark horror of their mutual condition. Bravo!

Author's Response: They speak without words as they have to be so careful about what it said. It's easier to let their bodies talk for them. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks!
Chapter 1: Diablerie

Summary: [Parrish/Lorne] "Aliens made them do it" isn't just for Atlantis's flagship team.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Other
Characters: Other
Genres: First Time, PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1003; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Nov 2005; Published: 01 Nov 2005
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
17 Sep 2006
This was great--fun, really well-written, smutty AND touching, just generally great! Thanks for writing!
Chapter 1: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
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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: SylvanWitch (Signed)
12 Mar 2006
Wow. This story is short but remarkably impressive because it evokes a series of seemingly dichotomously opposed emotions, but they all make sense in tandem and in the post-"The Storm" context. Wow. I laughed out loud at a couple of points, heard John's voice and Rodney's clearly in my head, felt tight around the heart at John's exhaustion. Bravo! Really, incredibly powerful!
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Yield by Tielan [R]
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: Time doesn't mean a lot here. Days of hatred. Days of despair. At night he wonders if they've given up looking for him, if he's been left behind, written off, forgotten.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan
Characters: John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Drama, First Time, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes, Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4835; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Jan 2006; Published: 09 Jan 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
15 Mar 2006
Though I almost never read het, your description made me curious, and I'm so glad that I read this subtle, dark little tale. I'm impressed by how much you packed into a relatively short space and also by the poetry of John and Teyla's joining. Bravo!
Chapter 1: Yield
Force by Kylie Lee [NC-17] Past Featured Story
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: The enzyme makes Ronon strong. Missing scenes, 2.10 "The Lost Boys 1."

Categories: Slash Pairings > Ronon Dex/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Ronon Dex
Genres: Episode Related, First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 5471; Completed: Yes
Updated: 02 Feb 2006; Published: 02 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
15 Mar 2006
I can't believe that I didn't review this the first time I read it. It was just as good on the second time around as I remembered it being on the first. The characterization and dialogue is dead-on, and your insight into Ronon's motivations is excellent. Bravo!
Chapter 1: Force

Summary: Aftermath of a mission gone wrong.

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

Word count: 3328; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Feb 2006; Published: 07 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
02 Mar 2006
Very good! I especially liked the parallel experiences of torture and then lying-in at the infirmary. Different kinds of the same thing, at least mentally for Sheppard. Bravo!

Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, I went for the symmetry of before and after, and so cool that someone liked that aspect!
Chapter 1: One

Summary: Rodney has had one secret relationship. He isn't about to have another. This story involves sibling incest.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Multiple relationships
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1162; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Feb 2006; Published: 15 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
18 Feb 2006
Delicately handled, beautifully detailed, and yet succinct, this story is heartbreakingly simple and breathtakingly complex and wonderfully balanced, to boot. Bravo!

Author's Response: Thank you. This was a hard story to write, but telling it mattered a great deal to me. Thank you for the kind feedback; it's definitely appreciated.
Chapter 1: The Only One
Place Your Hand by chelle [NC-17]
[Reviews - 13]

Summary: This story deals with the aftermath of sexual violence.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Drama, First Time
Warnings: Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 19676; Completed: Yes
Updated: 16 Feb 2006; Published: 16 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
18 Feb 2006
I know that when I see your name on a story, it's going to be good, and this one is no exception. Leaving aside the fact that I'm a huge sucker for good hurt/comfort, this story was especially appealing for the fact that it is very well-written, paced perfectly, and beautifully detailed. I think you've absolutely captured the characters' voices, and the story is plausible and real. Bravo!

Author's Response: Thank you. This was a really important story for me, one I had been wanting to tell for a long time. Knowing that you found it plausible and real means a great deal. Thank you.
Chapter 1: Place Your Hand

Summary: "Have I mentioned that I'm sorry?" Rodney asked. "Because I am. Really, really sorry."

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

Word count: 1583; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Feb 2006; Published: 17 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
18 Feb 2006
Very nicely done--sweet without being sappy, and strangely hot, too! Must be the muffins...

Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you liked. I think an apologetic Rodney is pretty damn hot, myself. *g*
Chapter 1: Said and Unsaid
Discretion by thegrrrl [NC-17]
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: Pairings: Weir/Dex, Sheppard/McKay. Good food under the stars on a quiet, warm night, quiet voices murmuring all around them--it had the feel of a typical dinner party; one of many Elizabeth had attended back on Earth...sort of.

Categories: Bitextual
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4992; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Feb 2006; Published: 17 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
18 Feb 2006
Oh, lovely! Great dialogue, neat setting, hot sex. The whole berries scene made me laugh out loud. Bravo!

Author's Response: Thank you! I couldn't resist putting a silly bit of John/Rodney. *g*
Chapter 1: Discretion

Summary: Post-Trinity. Title is from e.e. cummings:
i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only that something in me understands

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

Word count: 789; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Feb 2006; Published: 17 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
20 Feb 2006
As usual, a quality story from a brilliant author! What always impresses me is how much you manage to imply in so few words. In this case, you use two separate dialogues--one spoken, one wordless--to express both contradictory and complementary feelings. Bravo!

Author's Response: Thank you!! I'm thrilled by your comments, and so glad you enjoyed it.
Chapter 1: Closing and Opening

Summary: A simple mission goes horribly wrong when several of the team are captured. Things do not go well. Major John-whumping, with added Rodney and Radek minor whumpage. McKay/Sheppard/Zelenka.

Updated: 24 Feb 2006; Published: 19 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
20 Feb 2006
I'm a total whore for hurt/comfort, and this promises to be a *great* story for that, though it's mostly been hurt rather than comfort. Mind you, that's not a complaint. Good major character-whumping is always welcome in a great h/c piece. Keep up the good work and keep the chapters coming, please! Thanks for writing what you have so far!

Author's Response: Yep, mostly hurt so far, and more to come ::evil grin::, but I hope the comfort will be a good payoff later on. More being posted later today.
Chapter 6: Part Six.
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
27 Feb 2006
There are many things that I like about your story, not the least of which is the hot threesome at the end (and I wasn't a big reader of threesomes before now--you've converted me!). The banter between the men is very nice, as are some of the details, particularly the Czech. I like that you don't dismiss John's trauma, nor the other men's response to that trauma. I also appreciate your characterization of Teyla; though she's only in it for a bit, she's excellently done, spot on, in my estimation. Also, is it wrong of me to have had an evil grin on my face at the fate of Bren? Thank you for a long and entertaining reading experience. I hope that you'll continue to write!

Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it so much :). Threesomes definitely aren't everyone's cup of tea, so it's good to know that I've corrupted...sorry, I meant *converted* you *vbeg*. I'm also glad you enjoyed Bren's fate- he so very much deserved it. It's also good to know that the various characters were in character, especially Teyla. She was in it for such a short time that it was imperative that she be well done from the get go. I didn't want John's recovery to be instant, so I'm glad that came across to you. More writing is happening at the moment. thanks for the great fb.
Chapter 18: Part Eighteen.

Summary: Blue mud, naked hiking, and Rodney can't concentrate.

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

Word count: 3456; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Feb 2006; Published: 24 Feb 2006
Reviewer: SylvanWitch (Signed)
02 Mar 2006
Ah, lovely! Just the right balance of smut and affection. Bravo!

Author's Response: Awwww! Thank you! I like a little affection with my smut. I'm glad you do, too. *g*
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