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Stargate Atlantis

Just Like Christmas (12k)
(written for the SGA_Flashfic "First Night" Challenge)
Sheppard's reasons for not sleeping weren't the same as his own reasons for not sleeping.
Rodney's Last Message (11k)
(written for the SGA_Flashfic "38 Minutes" Challenge)
 "Hey, do me a favor, will you? Don't check your email for a while."
Clarity (25k)
(written for the SGA_Flashfic "Voyeurism" Challenge)
Holy shit, Rodney was jerking off to some internet porn or something.
Learning To Breathe (12k)
(written for the SGA_Flashfic "City Exploration" Challenge)
The moment he sets foot on Atlantis, he knows he is home.
When In Haldoria (38k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Slavefic" Challenge)
"Hey—Elton John wants his planet back!"
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Last Will and Testament (141k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Harlequin" Challenge)
"It's about your father. Your father is dead, Rodney."
The Wheel, Atlantis, Wars, And So On (24k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Swimming"Challenge)
"Eeee! Eeeee! Eee-ee!" the dolphin said, and the shell echoed back, "Oh my God! You people are so stupid!"
(**beautiful cover art made by Crys)
(**more beautiful art made by mutecornett)
(**still more beautiful art made by Astrid)
Read the remix! The Relevant Data by Millefiori
MVP (74k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Post Secret" challenge)
He has a highly regressive personality and may be impulsive, engaging in acts of compulsive and pleasurable wish-fulfillment. He is secretly a moralist, though he will act to save others even as he judges them. However, his is a personality always on the verge of disintegration: he does not have a strongly drawn line between "self" and "other" and is likely to engage in acts of reckless self-disregard. Very probably homosexual.
(See the Post Secret postcard .)
McShep Award
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (74k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Left Behind" Challenge)
"Any plans for shore leave?" Rodney asks, and this time Sheppard doesn't even look at him.
Denver Award
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Like a Long, Slow Nervous Breakdown (43k)
To be fair, the first time it happened, he had a head wound.
3 Lovers (85k)
Teyla had heard an Atlantian aphorism that seemed to express it: "I wouldn't throw him out of bed."
Special bonus missing scene: Snowed In (9k) + Sapote 3's art Athosians of the Tundra
Additional missing scene by DancesWithChopstick: Preliminaries (Gen, Ronon, kidfic).
Pure Bodies and Clean Hearts (26k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Virgin" Challenge)
"You," the village elder said, pointing her long, crooked finger at John, who sighed and thought, yeah, of course, me.
Kid A (48k)
"I'm not gay, Rodney," John says, and it's awkward to have to say it, but it really has to be said.
McShep Award
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Amnesiac (29k)
He's sure it will all come back to him any second now.
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Being Right Is Everything (28k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Secret Superpower" Challenge)
"Just, since Antarctica, I can surf dreams."
Learn Something New (33k)
(for the SummerCon Zine, 2006)
"This isn't a vacation!" Rodney shouted. "This is about declassifying research that's going to change the course of physics!" 
Gorgeous cover by like_cheap_wine.)
Benched (76k)
"I've learned so much from you."
Gorgeous cover by Lenkti
McShep Award
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Movie Night (10k)
"So hey," Sheppard said, sliding his dinner tray onto the table, "can I ask you a favor?"
Wake (22k)
John's more than a little buzzed by the time he decides to go through with it.
Transformation (15k)
(written for the Mensa AU fic exchange)
"I just want to see you," Rod said, and J.R. jerked his arm up and stifled a laugh against his sleeve; there is no positive integer less than one. He turned and pressed his scaly forehead hard against the cool wall, trying not to giggle.
"No, Doctor," he said. "You really don't."
Scars (10k)
(for the SGA_Flashfic "Scars" Challenge)
Rodney opened the door and didn't ask any stupid questions.
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Fat My Dust (18k)
(written for the SGA_Flashfic "Backstory" Challenge)
It turned out that all of life was pretty much like fifth grade.
Great art by Lim: the iron-on; the iron-on gone raggy; and Rodney in the shirt. Fat my dust!
Written By The Victors (336k)
Caroll, Franklin R. Atlantis Revisited. New York and London, Routledge, 2011.
Chapman, Denise. Several Kinds of Genius: The Life of Rodney McKay. NY: Harper Perennial, 2015.
Croft, Rosalind. City of Spires: A Memoir. Toronto: The Mercury Press, 2009.
Dugan, Paul. A Political History of Atlantis. Oxford: OUP, 2012.

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McShep Award
* podfic available on the podfic page!
The Te of John (42k)
(written for the SGA_Flashfic "Wordless" Challenge; Amnesty, 2007)
Now featuring beautiful cover art by A.E.
"Do you remember the Total Perspective Vortex?"
Ordinary Life (123k)
written with Shalott for the Duet Press zine Surfacing
"They all think I'm your boyfriend anyway," John said.
"Yes, so? You are my boyfriend," Rodney said. "Why is this a problem?"
"They thought I was before I even was!" John yelled.
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Weddings, Plural, and a Yak (105k)
written for the Duet Press zine Surfacing
By the eighth time John Sheppard married Rodney McKay, they were old pros at the wedding thing, having weathered not only an Ouishan blood wedding, but also a twelve-hour Avalonian handfasting, a Malanese necklace exchange, and a Thurtu joining ceremony that invoked a fire god and featured seven kinds of cake.
OK Computer (207k)
"Don't shoot!" Rodney yelled, leaping up, onto his knees, and waving his hands, afraid that Sheppard was going to blow his alter-ego to blazes. "He's me! I think!"
Awesome cover by Lim.
Check out the DVD Commentary by stultiloquentia/
The Group-W Bench (39k)
We'll get you there as soon as we have an aircraft.
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Anti-climax (16k)
It surprised him, actually, that it took him so long to have sex with Rodney, considering that he spent way more time with Rodney than with anyone else.
* podfic available on the podfic page!
S Is For Space
a project for the Artword "Illustrative Typography" challenge
Story by Speranza:War Bride (56k)
Vid by Lim: The Body is Revolting.
Five Lies John Told (And Then A Whole Lotta Truth) (26k)
(belated entry for the SGA_Flashfic "Backstory" Challenge)
Man, he had to give up bullshitting like this.
Wallpaper by Lim: 5
* podfic available on the podfic page!
At The End of the Pier (17k)
(a tag to The Shrine)
"I mean, it was the pier, of course, and me nearly dying, and what's a little brain surgery among friends?"
Friendly (39k)
"I didn't know you knew him," John said.
"We were friendly," Rodney said.
* podfic by fiercelydreamed available on the podfic page!
A New Day at Midnight (7k)
He's not at all surprised.
Sheppard's Law (210k)
"Weird? You don't know what weird is. Weird is being in a-- with the-- and the crazy alien--" He stopped, incoherent, hands flailing. "And then your best friend is twelve, and you're his piano teacher. That--now, you're talking weird!"
* podfic available on the podfic page!
One-Way Ticket (33k)
"Is this expedition, like, a one-way ticket for inconvenient gay people?"
* podfic available on the podfic page!
Phatic, written with Resonant (11k)
He thinks about it far too much.
Tattoo (14k)
(written for the sga_saturday "Tattoo" Challenge - yeah, not a very original title, I'm afraid!)
For a moment, he thinks it's dirt, or a marker, and then he pushes up his shirt sleeve and sees the thick black lines on the inside of his forearm.

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