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Show: SGA

Rec Category: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Characters: John Sheppard and Rodney McKay
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Rodney McKay/Other
Categories: Slash, Alternate Reality, Angst
Warnings: None

Link: All These Places We Have Met on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Because I want everyone's heart to ache as much as mine did after I read this. Seriously, this is a beautiful fic that I don't want to spoil too much of because it's just wonderfully structured and the story develops so carefully that you really need to go in cold to appreciate it.

Although this is mainly Rodney POV, Toft does an amazing job of writing John in this; his pain and desparation is so clear throughout. Please, please read this.
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Show: SGA
Rec Category: Alternate Universe - specifically, fairy-tale type AUs
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex,  Elizabeth Weir, Radek Zelenka, Michael, Jeannie Miller, Lucius Lavin, Acastus Kolya
Categories: slash (John/Rodney). Also a little background Elizabeth/Zelenka.
Warnings: Nil
Author on DW/LJ:  [personal profile] cesare 
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Outfoxed on AO3
Why This Must Be Read: This is a charming and engaging story, and what I love most is how wonderfully in-character everyone is, despite the fairy-tale AU format. Rodney, especially, is utterly himself, even transformed into a fox - as the excerpt below shows. A delightful read. 

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Show: SGA
Rec Category: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash, Harlequin
Warnings: Mentions of child abuse


Link: Marrying the Marquis

Why This Must Be Read: It's a wonderfully done harlequin fic in the Regency style - Rodney makes an amazing Austen heroine, lol. The language and the writing is very true to the period and honestly I just love everything about this fic, I re-read it constantly.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: John/Rodney
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: John/Rodney
Categories: Slash, Drama
Warnings: Drugged with truth serum
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] semivowel
Link: Or Something Like It

Why This Must Be Read: John is drugged with Pegasus truth serum and says more than he means to on a variety of topics. This has some nice insights into both John and Rodney’s perception of John. Lovely writing.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: John/Rodney
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Pairings: John/Rodney
Categories: Slash, Drama
Warnings: None
Author’s Website: Bead on AO3
Link: Freeze

Why This Must Be Read: Rodney tries to talk to John about feelings and John shoves Pegasus-equivalent steak into his mouth to escape. This is just really nicely written from the emotional repression to the emotional conclusion. Love it.

First paragraph to get you started )
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Show: SGA
Rec Category: 5 Things
Characters/Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: Slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ:  ​ [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone
Author's Website: See the Waybackmachine for some (some of the links are defunct unfortunately) or trin's SGA stuff on LJ
Link: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF ME, MYSELF & I, or: FIVE TIMES JOHN AND RODNEY ACCIDENTALLY CLONED THEMSELVES on DW - SGA Flashfic 
Why This Must Be Read:  Doppelgangers! Clones! Some of these are hot and funny in a typically over-the-top SGA way, and some are touching and sweet, pulling at the McShep heartstrings. I love them all. 

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Show: SGA  
Rec Category: 5 Things
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: John/Rodney
Categories: slash, humour
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] toomuchplor
Author's Website: see the AO3, DW or LJ
Link: Five Reasons Why John and Rodney Hate Sleeping Together
Why This Must Be Read: A short humorous one to start off my 5 Things recs for August. This is hilarious and accurate, with great characterization and a nice Mcsheppy resolution. Enjoy! 
 
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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Threesomes (specifically Rodney/John/Radek)
Characters: Radek Zelenka/Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] imperfectcircle
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Second Prime on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: This is short, delightfully snarky, and not as angsty as my last rec - hardly any angst at all, in fact. It's from Radek's POV and the writing's really great.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Threesomes (specifically, Rodney/John/Radek)
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka
Categories: slash
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dingochow
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Black Sapphire on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: What I like about these threesomes including Radek is that he's usually written as fairly strong and snarky, and this is an excellent example. John's dismayed when Rodney takes up with Radek, although he tries not to let it bother him . . . but it really really does. Then Radek and Rodney get earrings, and get exponentially cooler. It's hot as hell and has a little dom/sub interplay as well, with Radek as the dom. Very well written and with a lovely slow burn as John tries to handle their relationship, manages to come to terms with it, becomes a kind of friend of the relationship, and then eventually much more than that. It's beautifully handled, and an excellent read.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Kid Fic (of the 'they are parents' variety)
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard (other supporting characters)
Pairings: McShep
Categories: Slash
Warnings: Grief/Mourning throughout and Miscarriage in the second part
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] brumeier
Link: On AO3


Why This Must Be Read: Kid Fic tends to be fluffy. I love that about it but...put kid fic and angst together and you can create gold! This series wraps kid fic and angst together so wonderfully. The first installment in the series is wonderfully sweet and angsty, the second installment will break your goddamn heart in two and the third puts it back together in the sweetest way. I love these fics so much, I just reread them with the posting of the third and they were just as amazing the second time around.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Threesomes (specifically, Rodney/John/Radek)
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Radek Zelenka
Categories: slash
Warnings: The initial story by Julad is a bit angsty for McSheppers
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] astolat
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: If There Be Thorns on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: My suggestion is to start with the story that inspired this one, which is Rodney/Radek, with pining!John (Beneath the Roses by Julad). Then Astolat took that idea and galloped off in a threesome direction. Great writing, excellent characterisation, some nice snark, and hot as hell - they're both great reading.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Threesomes (Specifically, this month, Rodney/John/Radek stories)
Characters/Pairings: John Sheppard/Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Rodney McKay/Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard/Radek Zelenka
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sabinelagrande
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Results May Vary on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: This is sweet and hot and hilarious. Various encounters with mind-altering fruit or other Pegasus substances lead to a series of hook-ups, until the eventual, inevitable threesome. The writing's excellent, and I like the naturalness of the progression to them all being in a relationship. Radek's dry humor is excellent, and the way he and Rodney tag-team John is a hoot. Highly entertaining.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Kid Fic (of the 'they are parents' variety)
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay.
Pairings: McShep, past John/Elizabeth
Categories: Slash, past het
Warnings: Elizabeth is dead in this story, not sure that counts as needing a warning but...just to be safe!
Link: On Life and Living

Why This Must Be Read: I have a thing for kid fics, I make no bones about it. I generally prefer Rodney as the parent but this is one of two exceptions that prove that rule.

John is a widower, looking after his (very well written and likeable) daughter Kayla. During a trip to the science museum, they meet Dr Rodney McKay and...he basically never leaves their life after that. It's a very sweet set of fics, completely AU, set on Earth, no stargates whatsoever. Both John and Rodney are kept amazingly in character throughout which is always a challenge in AUs. Kayla is a great kid character and avoids the trap of being too perfect. One of my favourite things about this fic is that it shows both John and Rodney as fallible parents and feels very real.

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LJ Subject Line: One Way Ticket (series) by Tarlan (NC-17)

Show: SG-1 / SGA

Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Elizabeth Weir
Pairings: Jack/Rodney, implied John/Daniel
Categories: slash, action/adventure, crossover, team
Warnings: canon level violence
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tarlanx
Author's Website: Tarlan on AO3
Link: One Way Ticket



Author's Summary: Jack O'Neill needs a vacation... away from Earth...so what better place than a whole new galaxy.


Why This Must Be Read:

Jack and Rodney together on Atlantis! It's a less often seen combination and Tarlan hits this one out of the park.

This is a series of fic, but the majority of the story is in the initial fic, One Way Ticket. There are five ficlets that go with the base fic, mostly after the initial fic. But they make a good follow up to the basic story.

It's mostly from Jack's POV, and he spends a good part of the fic angsting over his attraction to Rodney. But Rodney gets his own in, pining over Jack.

It's on a mission gone awry where Jack gets hurt that our boys get together, but it's not easy.

But after some steamy sex, Jack needs to go back to Earth. He's on vacation after all! But, being his brilliant self, Rodney comes up with a solution that makes everyone happy!


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Show: SGA/SG-1
Rec Category: Slash
Characters: Daniel Jackson, John Sheppard, various original characters
Pairings: Daniel Jackson/John Sheppard
Categories: slash, apocafic
Warnings: minor character death, explicit sexytimes
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17
Author's Website: Author on AO3
Link: At The Hour When We Are Trembling

Why This Must Be Read: By now you all know I'm a sucker for rarepairs, and I always thought, if given the chance, these two might get along. And they do in this story. This is a fantastic apocafic, and it captures just how fractured Daniel's been by dying and coming back so many times, how constantly staving off the end of the world has also fractured him, and how both he and John manage to cling on to some vestige of sanity and badassery and find each other during the Wraith apocalypse is real. It's gritty and difficult and complicated, it's painful and it's sad, but it's also funny and awe-inspiring, how well the two men hold it together.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Slavefic
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: dubcon, being slavefic, but see the notes below
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] resonant
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Advantage on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Everyone will already know this one of course, but it was last reccd here 12 years ago, the link wasn't to the AO3, and it just has to be in a set of slavefic recs. :) This is also a tribute as 'Advantage' was my gateway drug into SGA fandom, especially to McShep. It's definitely slavefic but with a wonderful take on the trope, and it's by turns hilarious, touching, and hot. John's accidentally enslaved to Rodney off-world (like you get), but the fic is about Rodney trying very hard - first to ignore John's enslavement, and then trying hard not to be a dick about it (with patchy results - this is Rodney, after all). Along the way there's a massive amount of snark, romance, and even some action. Run, don't walk, if you've never read it, and if you have, time for a re-read! It's a classic.

(There are two podfic versions as a bonus as well, by me and dodi )

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: humor (still on that cracked-out anthropomorfic)
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kass
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Zygote on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Another sexy anthropomorfic - literally, this time, as Rodney's an egg and John's a sperm! Spot-on characterization again - seriously, it's great.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: humor (cracked out anthropomorfic)
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bironic
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Drilled on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Yesterday's one was a short fic, so here's another. As Bironic says, this is the one where Rodney's a drill and John's a stud (no, not that kind of stud - that's Rodney in this fic - stud meaning an upright timber post in the wall of a building, since the overall category being anthropomorphised is construction materials). This story earns its M rating - it's really steamy, and not just because Rodney's bits are overheating. The boys are wonderfully in character and cracky though it is, this is hot stuff, written for the 'dirty talk' square of kink bingo.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Humor (cracked out anthropomorfic)
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] busaikko
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Stationery Orbit on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: They're stationery items! John's a pencil, Rodney's an eraser, and they have the very important task of making sure The Child gets educated. Of course, along the way there's attraction, a worrying separation, and romance. Also, perfect characterization - no surprise, since the story's by Busaikko. It's a short fic, so I won't do a snippet. Great fun!

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: John Sheppard
Characters: Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Pairings: John/Rodney
Categories: AU
Warnings: Politics, second person POV
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] yo_helena
Link: Before&After

Why This Must Be Read: A poignant AU, branching off from Conversion, where John retains some of his blue features and faces certain consequences that come with that. This is told from Zelenka's POV and focuses somewhat on Rodney but I'm reccing it in the John Sheppard category because, at it's core, this story is about how much John means to the people of Atlantis.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: humor (cracked out anthropomorfic)
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: But Where Would They Live series on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Now, okay, some of you may be saying hang on, hang on, this isn't really anthropomorfic. Because usually that's two non-human things in a specific category. So far we've had two ipods and two cookies. In these two stories, Rodney's a unicorn and John's a rainbow. So where's the category? Well, I reckon the category being anthropomorphized here is symbols of fluffy sparkliness - with the rainbow tilting it a bit toward symbols of fluffy sparkly gayness. I can't do much better than the author's own summary for the first story: "John is a rainbow, Rodney is a unicorn, and the Humans are attacking. Will they work together to save the Magical Forest (Answer: yes.)" So this is crack and fluff, and the second story's curtainfic as well, and the great thing is that [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings manages to keep Rodney and John entirely in character, with plenty of snark and humor - it's a whole lot of fun.

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Humor (cracked out anthropomorfic all this month)
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Cookie porn, crumbs, strong language, extreme crackiness. Very image-heavy.
Word Count: ~1250 (in text and 80 pictures)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bitter_crimson
Author's website: see LJ
Link: The Epic Tale of Rodney & John, Two Girl Scout Cookies in Love on LJ - and now also on AO3!
Why This Must Be Read: This is one of the major, classic anthrpomorfics of SGA, a fandom which has a remarkable number of the genre (SGA's way wackier than SG1 in that respect). This isn't long in wordcount, but it is in overall content, with loads of images of... cookies. As with all the best anthropomorfic, it's a classic tale of cookie meets cookie, cookie loses cookie, cookie... but no more spoilers, go read the epic saga!

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Show: SGA

Rec Category: Humor (cracked out anthropomorfic all this month)
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] toft_froggy
Author's Website: Toft's SGA fic on DW
Link: Welcome John Sheppod on LJ
Why This Must Be Read: A commentfic, but it's a classic in the genre. Sparked off when Toft got a new black iPod (John Sheppod) and Shaenie said hers was orange (Rodney McPod). Read the start of the top post, then scroll down to "Theirs was no ordinary romance." It may be a short fic, but it aces the essential aspects of anthropomorfic - great characterization despite the bizarre objects our heroes are inhabiting, clever use of said objects in the service of romance and/or smut, and general hilarity.
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Show: SGA

Rec Category: John Sheppard (roadtrips)
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, various SGA characters
Categories: slash
Warnings: Mexico City should in my view have a warning for "major character death" as that's strongly implied at the end. Also, Ronon and Teyla are bad guys in this, just so's you know. It's an older fic where asterisks are used to denote italics.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] seperis
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: The Atlantis Project on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: This is a non-Stargate AU, and it has lot of roadtrippy parts, but isn't wholly about the roadtrips of course. There are four stories, with Arizona setting up the premise and main plot - that McKay's a scientist whose life's at risk because of a potentially world-changing invention which Powerful Forces want to suppress, and John's the operative sent to extract him, protect him, and get him to safety out of the USA (but who is he really working for?). Cue an escape-type roadtrip down through the southern USA and into Mexico. It's full of good stuff - mistrust, paranoia, attempted assassination, last minute escapes, a love affair between John and Rodney, and extremely hot sex. The second story Borderlands, is basically a sex-scene out-take. Then there's more traveling and plot (and sex) in the third story Puerto Vallarta, and the fourth story Mexico City wraps up the plot. I found the ending satisfying because I can bear MCs dying in a good cause, but that's just me. You could always read the first three and skip the last one. As with much of Seperis's work, the stories pack a somewhat dark and edgy punch, and they're very well-written and engaging.

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Show: SGA
Rec Category: Ronon Dex
Characters: Ronon Dex
Pairings: none
Categories: gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] not on LJ but she's on dreamwidth: https://deannie.dreamwidth.org/
Author's Website: none
Link:Cutting Out the Pain by Deannie


Why This Must Be Read:
A short but intriguing insight into Ronon's mind during "Tao of Rodney". The last line puts the story perfectly in line with the bear hug he's giving Rodney at the end of the ep. Strong character piece.


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