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Penname: the_cephalopod [Contact]
Real name: Member Since: 20 Aug 2007
Membership status: Member

Beta-reader: Yes
Stories by the_cephalopod

Summary: Following the outbreak of kirsan fever in Tabula Rasa, not everyone recovers their memories.

Episode tag for S4 Tabula Rasa. AU after that episode.

Updated: 04 Apr 2012; Published: 04 Apr 2012

Summary: Rodney gets kidnapped and John comes to the rescue, but when they're both back home on Atlantis, it seems that things are only just beginning...

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, First Time, Romance, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 15547; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Sep 2011; Published: 26 Sep 2011
Genesis by the_cephalopod [NC-17]
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: In the aftermath of the Dorandan mission, Rodney thinks things can't get any worse. Not only has he lost his faith in his abilities and his science, but he has also alienated the people who mean the most to him. With his confidence and his relationships lying in tatters, the news that the SGC is sending an independent reviewer to assess his performance comes as a final blow - surely it is only a matter of time before he will be forced to return to Earth. But things in Pegasus are not always what they seem and soon it becomes clear that Rodney must learn to trust himself again and work with John and the rest of the team before it's too late - not just for Atlantis, but quite possibly for the entire universe.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Study, Episode Related, First Time, Romance, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 62542; Completed: Yes
Updated: 13 Jan 2010; Published: 13 Jan 2010

Summary: Rodney is confused, John is upset and Ronon and Teyla, as usual, have all the answers.

Categories: Ship Pairings > Ronon Dex/Other, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: None
Genres: Character Study, Episode Related, First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 12284; Completed: Yes
Updated: 04 Jan 2010; Published: 04 Jan 2010

Summary: A post-series ficlet; he knows where home is.

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

Word count: 971; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Oct 2009; Published: 26 Oct 2009

Summary: A mid-series 5 ficlet. There's still so much he doesn't understand about these people, even though he's lived amongst them for nearly four years...

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

Word count: 1442; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Oct 2009; Published: 26 Oct 2009

Summary: It was going to take more than a pair of ruby slippers to get them home this time. It was going to take all his ingenuity, a lot of careful plotting and some of John's infamous luck...

Updated: 27 Jun 2009; Published: 21 Jul 2008

Summary: His existence, as he remembered it, began eleven days ago. He knew the word day was what to call the cycle between a single span of sunlight and darkness, but he could not remember what groupings of days were called. He didn't think it mattered much.

Updated: 10 Feb 2009; Published: 10 Feb 2009

Summary: When John disappears and is declared MIA, just how far will the team go to bring him home?

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, First Time, Hurt Comfort, Romance, Team
Warnings: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 54051; Completed: Yes
Updated: 06 Jan 2009; Published: 06 Jan 2009

Summary: A mysterious malfunction, freezing cold temperatures, a pair of love-struck boys, plenty of porn and the wonder-fleece saving the day – what more could you want?!

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge, First Time, Hurt Comfort, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 8657; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Dec 2008; Published: 29 Dec 2008

Summary: Written for Unamaga and Chopchica's Happyfest - this is our view on what *really* happened during 'Tracker'.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Jennifer Keller, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Episode Related, First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 35379; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Nov 2008; Published: 11 Nov 2008

Summary: "Well," John said. "You know me – ace pilot, defender of astrophysicists and protector of all things chocolate."

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

Word count: 1544; Completed: Yes
Updated: 28 Oct 2008; Published: 28 Oct 2008

Summary: A set of AU J/R established relationship stories set in Zinnith's Entangled Particles 'verse where Rodney is an author and John works at a youth centre. All dedicated to Zin with much love.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Established Relationship, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 7996; Completed: Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2008; Published: 23 Oct 2007

Summary: As the Atlantis expedition reels from their narrow escape from the Replicators, their re-location to a new planet and the loss of their commander, Team Sheppard is also attempting to deal the internal fractures which have developed. After mistakes made in the heat of conflict, John and Rodney manage to broker an uneasy peace. Will their fragile relationship be strong enough to deal with the latest threat that Pegasus appears to now be throwing at them or will their worst fears succeed in destroying them completely?

Updated: 08 Sep 2008; Published: 08 Sep 2008

Summary: Sometimes even Rodney McKay can be wrong.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character Study, First Time
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 7352; Completed: Yes
Updated: 05 Jul 2008; Published: 05 Jul 2008

Summary: He hadn't *meant* to eavesdrop...really. Spoilers for the season 2 episode Duet and the season 4 episodes Miller's Crossing, Quarantine, Trio and Outcast.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Jennifer Keller, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter
Genres: Angst, Drabble, First Time, Humour, PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 14716; Completed: Yes
Updated: 03 Mar 2008; Published: 02 Mar 2008
Outcome by the_cephalopod [NC-17]
[Reviews - 10]

Summary: Rodney goes to see John after his return from Earth. Spoilers for SGA 4.15 "Outcast". Companion piece to Madison's wonderful episode tag Outclassed , which you should read first.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: None
Genres: Episode Related, Established Relationship, PWP - Plot, What Plot?
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Outakes

Word count: 3154; Completed: Yes
Updated: 15 Feb 2008; Published: 15 Feb 2008
Dark by the_cephalopod [NC-17]
[Reviews - 5]

Summary: A ficlet written for Oxoniensis's Porn Battle V, so... um... it's porn.

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

Word count: 327; Completed: Yes
Updated: 17 Jan 2008; Published: 16 Jan 2008
Tied by the_cephalopod [NC-17]
[Reviews - 8]

Summary: A vague attempt at plot, but then Rodney gets down to business and ties up a very willing John... Warning for mild bondage.

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

Word count: 3647; Completed: Yes
Updated: 09 Jan 2008; Published: 09 Jan 2008

Summary: Written for leyenn in response to her request as part of the SGA Secret Santa fic exchange. She asked for "McKay/Sheppard as an established relationship prior to going to Atlantis. Bonus points for fitting it into canon as much as possible, cherry on top for someone/everyone/Atlantis finding out about their relationship. I love angst and an eventual happy ending." Well, I tried my best to fulfill all of these criteria!

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter
Genres: Character Study, Established Relationship, First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 14326; Completed: Yes
Updated: 02 Jan 2008; Published: 01 Jan 2008