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SGA Author Appreciation: Velocitygrass

Recs for Velocitygrass

If you haven’t seen any of the other posts, [personal profile] popkin16 is hosting an “SGA Author Appreciation” week… she’ll have a master list in a couple of days, if you’re interested in more.

Velocitygrass (Gabriele) is the faithful, tireless maintainer of the [community profile] mcsheplets community. She’s written endless stories for her own prompts, so that every prompt has at least one fic. But she’s written for multiple SGA Big Bangs, one Extreme Big Bang (over 100K words) and is working on another Extreme Big Bang. She’s always generous with her time, doing art and fic for many different fests over the years.

I’ve picked only a handful of fic from an extensive list; go and read more of her stories.

Gabriele is in the process of moving copies of all of her fic to AO3, found here: http://archiveofourown.org/users/velocitygrass


Sister Act - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2205333 - When Susan goes through here uncles' things, she and Claire end up in a different universe.

I love Velocitygrass’ depiction of Dave Sheppard’s kids. There are several Susan and Claire stories, and all are delightful.


New Shores - http://archiveofourown.org/works/205095 - When John Sheppard and Rodney McKay meet, they both want to leave their old lives behind and start over. John is determined not to enter another relationship. Rodney has to finish his latest book. They agree to share a house for practical reasons, but as their house turns into a home, they have to realize that their relationship is turning into much more than that of roommates.

I have to admit I beta’d this story before it was published. But I still love the relationship between John and Rodney here. It’s a coming together AU story where they help each other learn to live new lives.


Life After - http://archiveofourown.org/works/243 - "We could do more," John said, turning to him, and there was a conviction in his voice and eyes that sent shivers down Rodney's spine. "We could destroy the Wraith."

Another variation of “Earth has been destroyed” and what happens to the Pegasus expedition in the days and weeks after. After an early suicide, to help everyone keep an eye on each other, everyone has to share a room – no one stays alone. John and Rodney happen to end up together, and then never find a reason to move out.


Cuddly - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1490716 - Why did we never see Rodney's orange fleece in the Pegasus Galaxy?

McFleece! Enough said!


Contractual Obligations - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1067703 - "Get a condom for Rodney and something to prepare John," he heard the director's voice coming from somewhere. He slowly looked up, and it suddenly dawned on him what that meant.

Not actually in the “Gay Porn for Girls” universe, but close enough to enjoy. John and Rodney as porn stars is a SGA trope that’s fun to play with and Velocitygrass has done it well.


Every Day in Every Way - http://archiveofourown.org/works/204782 - "I'm here to propose an arrangement. Between us. I assume you remember our talk from earlier today and how... challenging dating can be on Atlantis. And since we've established that you're attracted to me, I think it would be mutually beneficial for us to have sex."

The story starts as a “friends with benefits” arrangement between two lonely men who are tired of being lonely. It takes a long time for both of them to see that they are in a real relationship together. It’s an early SGA Big Bang story.


Wish List - http://archiveofourown.org/works/272599 – “If you really want me to get into the Spirit of Christmas, here's a list."

Another from early SGA, set well before Atlantis re-connects with Earth, a story of how John gets Rodney to be in the Christmas pageant. Rodney has a list of hard-to-get items – one of which is “a kiss from my true love.”

Ever Fallen in Love? - http://archiveofourown.org/series/2384 - Completely fictional tales of a long-standing on-again-off-again affair between Joe and David and their subsequent life together.

This is trickier. It’s RPS and carefully tagged but it’s about Joe and David… it’s lovingly done but there is some honest treatment of the painful implications of such a relationship. But any list of Velocitygrass’ fic isn’t complete without this.

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I remember early on when I came to LJ, I was having problems with coding things and she was so nice and came to my aid instead of whacking me on the head for my ignorance (as others have done :D )

Her stories have always brought a smile to my face. Wish List and Every Day in Every Way are two of my all-time favorites. I'm so glad to see the migration of stories to AO3 where more people can discover her work. Thank you so much for sharing this!
It was fun to do, and I got to revisit my own favorites...

It was hard to pick just a handful!

That is the hard part, isn't it! Especially when someone has such a body of work as velocitygrass!
velocitygrass is both prolific and talented; all of her fics are amazing and worth the time it takes to read. This is a fantastic selection - you chose two of my favorite fics by her :D
There were so many to choose from, it was hard to limit myself... and I think we share many of her favorites!

Thanks for organizing this! It was fun to do!
With authors like velocitygrass, even if you decide to rec 20 fics, you still have so many to chose from. It's *so* difficult!
I just wanted to let you know that I saw this post and feel honored that you picked me.

It's so interesting to see which fics in particular you chose and I'm surprised but happy that you included "Ever Fallen in Love?".

Also, happy birthday! I hope you have a great day :)
It was fun putting the list together and it was a great excuse to re-read many of your stories!

And many thanks for the birthday wishes! It's been a good day!