Is it just me or is this the cover for a pulpy tie-in novel about how John survives being shot and bleeding tragically into the desert sand (don’t talk to me) but whopsie, the Wraith they kept in the oversized aquarium has escaped - and when Rodney McKay comes asking for help, it looks like a new case for Detective Sheppard!!! (as soon as he gets out of intensive care no I’m not crying it’s just raining on my face)
See, they’ve even got Rodney in the femme fatale half-turned away, half-lit posture. The only thing that could have made it better was if it was noir instead of CSI because that lends itself better to a literary style.
The SGA/Howl’s Moving Castle AU you never knew you wanted, chapter 1! It is alive!
PS: A big thank you to everyone who expressed interest for this story to come into being! Also thank you to Kelle, who weeded out the worst of the typos and wrangled the wild idioms into relative coherence. Any remaining error is probably on me and my inability to read my own handwriting.
new favourite thing ♥.♥
Tao of Rodney part 2/2 — part two, wherein Rodney asks.
Tao of Rodney part 1/2— wherein Rodney gives.
I can’t stop thinking about Pacafic Rim + Stargate Atlantis AU *_*
And any jaeger John piloted? WOULD FLY.
McKay would be all “Him? Really? My designs are optimized for flexibility, quick decisions, recognizance and intelligence-gathering about the enemy, and you send me this grunt?”
And John would be all “After Holland died, I…” *crippled by attempting to express emotions*
But John would do the best at all the simulations updated with flight capabilities, and McKay would have of course done the sims too and the computer would match them up. And John would look at McKay, askance, all suited up across the cockpit from him, and McKay would grumble his way into the feet clamps and say something like “Well, it’s worth a shot. I mean I’m only risking irreversible brain damage but I programmed that matching algorithm myself, so…”
And even after they both drift together the first time, it would feel a little hinky, until the first time they take down a kaiju together, swooping down from the sky to crush it, and McKay would come out of their jaeger back at HQ, gasping and laughing and shouting “It was like we were invulnerable! …INVULNERABLE!!!”