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30 Day Fic Meme - Day 05

Day 05 - A fic you weren't sure you'd like but ended up loving
 

05. Indelible by shaenie 
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Length: "Oh my god" long
McKay/Sheppard

Summary:
John has a useful gift for compartmentalization: he discards the irrelevant and moves on. Then Rodney makes an ill-considered move on a mission, John steps up to take responsibility for making reparations to the locals, and things take a turn for the complicated as Rodney, an alien society, and an armada of ships make standard operating procedure completely impossible.

Reasons: If you have not read this fic but are even remotely familiar with the SGA fandom read this fic now. I just can't put into words how amazing it is. It's my #1 favorite fics ever, regardless of fandom. I wasn't sure I'd like it because of a scene where a character is spanked as punishment (which I hurried through) as well as the UST, but I've never regretted reading. shaenie introduces a great OC character and Lorne gets a large, inclusive role in the fic. This means that Teyla and Ronon take a more background role, but they're still felt in the fic and have some truly wonderful scenes. This isn't one of those fics that have plots that have been done many times (something difficult to avoid in a fandom as large as SGA, and that wasn't a put down to those fics -- on the contrary, I love them), but a fic with two original concepts and an amazingly well-written execution.

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Day 06. A guilty pleasure fic
Day 07. A fic with a wonderful kiss
Day 08. A fic you plan on reading (old or new)
Day 09. A fic that makes you happy
Day 10. A fic that reminds you of someone
Day 11. A fic that changed your perceptions of the characters
Day 12. A fic with excellent banter
Day 13. A fic you liked when you were younger
Day 14. A fic that breaks your heart
Day 15. A fic you've read more than 5 times
Day 16. A fic people wouldn’t expect you to like
Day 17. A fic that holds a lot of meaning for you
Day 18. A remix fic you like
Day 19. A fic that makes you laugh
Day 20. A fic by one of your favorite authors
Day 21. A fic currently stuck in your head
Day 22. A fic you won't read late at night
Day 23. A favourite short fic (< 300 words)
Day 24. One of the first fanfics you read
Day 25. A fic you wish you'd never read
Day 26. A fic with a great OC
Day 27. A fic that spawned an inside joke
Day 28. A fic with a pairing you never thought you'd read
Day 29. A fic that turns you on
Day 30. A fic with a great ending
Tags: fanfiction, fic, meme, sga
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