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Penname: Ellex [Contact]
Real name: Alexandra Member Since: 29 Dec 2004
Membership status: Member
If you're interested, I write gen and slash stories. Some are humorous, some are serious, some are sexy, kinky, smarmy, angsty, silly, scary, and sometimes just nice.

Someday I'll probably write het as well, but that day is not today.

I love Rodney McKay, and it shows in my work. I also love the dynamic between McKay and Sheppard, so I tend to focus on those two, but other characters do come to the front from time to time.

I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.
Yahoo IM: ellex
Reviews by Ellex

Summary: "I'll take Absurd Alien Lifeforms for 200, Alex," Rodney whispered to Sheppard.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Humour, PWP - Plot, What Plot?, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 693; Completed: Yes
Updated: 30 Dec 2007; Published: 30 Dec 2007
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
30 Dec 2007
Aaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!

Yay for Eddie Izzard, and yay for you. You take the cake.

Author's Response: Better than the alternative, I\'d say! Thank you! :D
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: Ellex (Signed)
23 Mar 2008
I don't know if you're familiar with the old British TV cult classic "The Prisoner", but the meeting between John and Chaya reminded me of that: "I am not a number - I am a man!" Also, I imagine, with no small amount of glee, the stunned outrage on Chaya's face if John asked her if she was "Number 2".

Author's Response: I\'m familiar with it, never saw it, however. Hee. I figure she\'d be about as outraged as getting puked on. :)
Chapter 6: Chapter 6
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
23 Mar 2008
What a great ride! I saw this story recc'd on the "stargategenrec" LJ site, and it was well worth the read. And there might be a sequel? You can count on me as a faithful reader.

Author's Response: Thanks for coming along my twisted little jaunt! I\'m finishing up the latest story in my Guardian series, and have 4 chapters down to the sequel to this. The sequel will be a *lot* lighter. :)
Chapter 31: Chapter 31
The Temple by MF Luder [NC-17]
[Reviews - 12]

Summary: At his feet were three men dressed in short togas but with wreaths on their heads, gazing up adoringly. One was prostrate across the Scholar's feet, one had his hand on the Scholar's toga by his feet, and the third was actually on his knees behind the standing man, hands possessively clutching at the Scholar's thighs. A very strange, yet erotic bit of art.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Original Character, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 14474; Completed: Yes
Updated: 01 Jan 2008; Published: 01 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
01 Jan 2008
This is really excellent. The extensive, fairly peaceful and slightly humorous lead-up makes the traumatic climax of the story all the more intense. The difference between Rodney's intentions and John's interpretation of his actions makes this so heart-breaking. And although John says that Rodney can't understand what he went through, you make it clear that he *does* understand, as much as he can.

I could wish for a sequel where everything is made better between them (because I'm a sucker for a happy ending), but the ending you wrote is both satisfying and appropriate.
Chapter 1: The Temple

Summary: Rodney is visited by spirits at Christmastime, but their intent is a bit more malevolent than Ebenezer Scrooge's ghosts or George Bailey's angel ...

Updated: 01 Jan 2008; Published: 01 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
01 Jan 2008
I love this story, but I have to ask - is chapter 4 supposed to end so abruptly? It looks like part of a sentence (or more) got cut off.

Author's Response: Arrrgh! Yes, it did get off, from a stupid little coding error on my part. It\'s fixed now, so the last third of the chapter is up. Thanks!!
Chapter 4: Chapter 4: The Ghost of Future Travesties

Summary: McKay's shrill insistence that he was not a clone for goodness sakes, and he was not going to high school again, no matter what they'd managed to talk O'Neill's clone into doing—fell on deaf ears.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Steven Caldwell, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 2001; Completed: Yes
Updated: 19 Jan 2008; Published: 19 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
20 Jan 2008
"De-Wraithification"...LOL! Also, I love the idea of Teyla going gaga over PowerPoint. If this is as cute as you get, it's good enough for me!

Author's Response: well...I figured Sheppard had already been \"de-bugged\"...ahem...
Chapter 1: How John & Rodney Got Married

Summary: John and Rodney get married.

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

Word count: 1385; Completed: Yes
Updated: 20 Jan 2008; Published: 20 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
20 Jan 2008
Aaawwww. Very sweet.

Author's Response: Thanks. I\'m so happy that you liked it.
Chapter 1: All

Summary: John makes a fumbling attempt to correspond with Jeannie about her brother, and starts an email volley that intensifies with every missive.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Friendship, Humour, Hurt Comfort, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 7801; Completed: No
Updated: 16 Nov 2012; Published: 24 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
12 Apr 2008
Really excellent. You have both Sheppard and Jeannie perfectly in character. I hope you'll write more soon!

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I\'m working on it ... things are percolating in my brain as I type. :)
Chapter 2: Best Intentions

Summary: Two months after That Sunday, Rodney confronts his truth. (Sunday spoilers, AU)

Updated: 25 Jan 2008; Published: 25 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
26 Jan 2008
So, so lovely. This is a perfect fix-it for that terrible episode. Thank you so much for making it better!

Author's Response: Thank you -- it was my pleasure!
Chapter 1: The Burning of Your Sorrow

Summary: Rodney learns to knit, and learns that he has more in common with a few of his friends than he had guessed.

Categories: Bitextual
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Character Study, Friendship, Humour, Pre-slash, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 685; Completed: No
Updated: 31 Jan 2008; Published: 29 Jan 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
29 Jan 2008
"Homicide and handicrafts go hand in hand."

Words to live by! Very cute, and I'm eager to find out what Rodney's planning.

Also, welcome back! Nice to see you writing again.

Author's Response: Lex!! *pounces* Yeah, I liked that too. ^__^ I\'m in a very Stargate friendly house now, with the cable and the dvd\'s and the whatnot, so keep a sharp eye.
Chapter 1: Sticks and Balls

Summary: Words have never been John Sheppard's strong point.

She looked at him and raised her eyebrows a fraction, then repeated the name into the phone before asking. "Is his harness ready? Minimal. Shoes and halter. Chest harness. Hmm." She turned to Rodney. "Tail?"

"Um, er, tail?" He tried not to embarrass John by fainting at the thought, but it was a near thing. He was pretty sure his voice had cracked.

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

Word count: 5140; Completed: Yes
Updated: 02 Feb 2008; Published: 02 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
03 Feb 2008
*whimper* Okay, I think you just hit a kink that I hadn't thought was one of mine...but maybe it just hadn't been presented to me the right way before.

This is really great - seeing it through Rodney's inexperienced and somewhat overwhelmed POV effectively brings the reader into the story in a way that another approach might not have achieved.

FYI, I understand that most people who do this on a regular basis use either a hard rubber bit or a metal bit coated with rubber. Metal is too likely to damage human teeth. That's why so many dentists are really down on tongue piercings: they see a lot of chipped teeth from them.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Repellent by Neena [PG-13]

Summary: It was Rodney's nature to be repellent. It was the Pegasus Galaxy's nature to take it to the next level. It took volcanoes, Wraith, genetic experiments and Genii to show Rodney that not everyone sees him the same way.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Hurt Comfort, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 24 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 61686; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Aug 2008; Published: 06 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
07 Sep 2008
I finally got around to reading this story today. I was hooked from beginning to end, and now I'm sad it's over!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I\'m really glad you enjoyed it! :)
Chapter 24: Chapter 24

Summary: John watched in horrified fascination as Rodney literally choked on his words, strangely-shaped objects spilling from his mouth in utter silence except for his coughing and ragged breath.

Updated: 13 Feb 2008; Published: 13 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
14 Feb 2008
Very cool story! This reminds me of the somewhat obscure Grimm's fairy tale about two sisters, one nice, the other nasty. The sisters meet a witch, and when the nice one is kind to her, she is given the 'gift' of having diamonds, pearls and rose petals fall from her lips when she speaks. The nasty sister goes to the witch to try her luck, but is unpleasant, and is cursed to have toads and salamanders leap from her mouth whenever she speaks.

I really like this version, though.

Author's Response: Ooh, yes, I think I also read a fairy tale-ish story once in which a princess with that affliction was living with a dragon and was getting tired of all the princes trying to rescue her all the time, or something like that. :D Thank you for commenting!
Chapter 1: 1/1

Summary: John had sent him a message, in his own words. Rodney wondered why. (Companion story to Logopetria by Lavvyan.)

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

Word count: 3075; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2009; Published: 13 Feb 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
14 Feb 2008
This is excellent - Lavvyan's story needed completion, and you finished the story admirably and vividly.
Chapter 1: One of One
The Home Front by aesc [NC-17]
[Reviews - 8]

Summary: Battles don't have to be against life-sucking space vampires--and the ones that aren't against life-sucking space vampires are probably worse. [Tag to 4.15 "Outcast."]

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

Word count: 11375; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Mar 2008; Published: 06 Mar 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
08 Mar 2008
This story was really lovely and very satisfying.
Chapter 1: The Home Front

Summary: Radek Zelenka doesn't laugh at Lovecraft jokes anymore.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 9350; Completed: Yes
Updated: 27 Apr 2008; Published: 27 Apr 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
27 Apr 2008
I kind of think I'm glad that I read this story on a sunny afternoon with the windows wide open. If I read it after dark, I'm sure I'd end up lying wide awake in bed, waiting for the door to slide open...

And then I'd have a minor freak-out, because that's exactly what happens every night when the cats come to snuggle. ;->

Author's Response: Yes, because that is what cats live for. Snugly little demons. :)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Summary: There is nothing more embarrassing for someone like him than death by drowning. Tagged for Grace Under Pressure. Crossover with the Mythos.

Updated: 28 Jul 2008; Published: 21 Jul 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
23 Jul 2008
This is a really interesting premise. I went back and read the other two parts in this series, and now I really want more!
Chapter 1: Part the First

Summary: Once somebody starts spreading rumors that you worship Cthulhu it can be hard to dissuade them. Especially if you've been born and bred to do just that. Crossover with the Mythos.

Follow-up of "Sitting in a Tin Can", also on Wraithbait. Spoilers for late season four and early season five.

Updated: 08 Aug 2009; Published: 01 Aug 2008
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
03 Aug 2008
I'm eager for more of this AU! I especially like the scene between Kavanagh, Miko and Radek, speaking so matter-of-factly about Cthulhu worship.
Chapter 1: John Sheppard
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
14 Aug 2008
Two little things: Woolsey, not Woosley; and nictitating, not nictating.

Otherwise, I adore this story! It's a brilliant idea. Keep up the good work.

Author's Response: Ah. I should go through and change that then. Thanks for the heads-up.
Chapter 3: Steven Caldwell
Reviewer: Ellex (Signed)
27 Aug 2008
This story is four kinds of fabulous. I eagerly await the fifth, certain it will be equally fabulous.
Chapter 4: Teyla Emmagan