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Wraith Killers by Lady Ra (NC-17)

Only ten more readers before the 1,000 reader celebration! (For those who are curious about what the celebration entails, a hint: we're calling it Recapalooza:)

Title: Wraith Killers by Lady Ra
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis/Stargate SG-1
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard, Jack/Daniel
Categories: action, fluff, creature (hey, cats are creatures), romance
Length: Really Epic (~70,000 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: ladyra 
Website: http://www.visionsofprettyboys.com/home.htm

Review:
Without telling Jack, Daniel runs away to Atlantis. In other news, John gets Rodney a kitten. Bonus: The Dinosaur and Kitten Planet!

I debated this rec for a long time, mainly because Lady Ra's Daniel (like many fanfic Daniels) is a total Mary Sue: everyone thinks he's gorgeous, he's instantly popular with everyone, and all the cool guys want to sleep with him. Why he's practically perfect in every way (and I totally want to beat him over the head).

Fortunately, everyone gets used to MarySue!Daniel after the first quarter of the story or so and once folks stop spending all of their POV sections thinking about how wonderful Daniel is, the fic really picks up.

My favorite character is probably Jack: because I dislike Daniel so much, I rarely get to see Jack in fanfic which is a shame, because he is awesome. Lady Ra's Jack is especially so: sarcastic and sly, capable of admitting his own mistakes, and (best of all) ready and able to Get Shit Done.

John and Rodney are also great (as expected), but the surprise star of the fic is actually Tiger, Rodney's kitten. She's adorable and intelligent, but very much a kitten, and the revelation of what she is and what it means to Atlantis is the most interesting storyline of the entire fic.

In the long run, this is primarily a fic for people in desperate need of a major fluff fix. The conflicts are relatively minor, the (feline) OCs are ridiculously cute, and relationship drama is pretty low-key. Ideal for folks looking for a long, relaxing read.

Wraith Killers

Comments

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meishali
May. 11th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
UGH, I don't think I can read this because I totally hate MarySue!Daniel as well. :(

In other news, only 6 more to go!
jane_elliot
May. 11th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
You could skip MarySue!Daniel! He really isn't even remotely important to the plot (which... why have him at all, then? Except maybe to get Jack into the story and Jack is awesome.)

Yay for the reader count! I've got my *cough* assignment ready to go:)
meishali
May. 11th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
For whatever reason, Daniel brings out my violent side... It's even worse when he's with Jack, because Jack deserves so much better.

Also, I'm also excited about your *assignment*. :D
windysame
May. 11th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, Daniel doesn't do that much for me but this long FUN story is one of my favorites. Jack is awesome and John is romantic (for him anyway) and Rodney is mushy (about is kitten and occasionally John} and Elizabeth is a mean old lady (I laughed out loud) and this is so much fun! I read it when I need a good fun story! Thanks for reminding me.
jane_elliot
May. 11th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
:)
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