popkin16 replied to your post:popkin16 replied to your post:popkin16 replied to…Rodney on SG1 is so interesting to me. Rodney’s opinion was based on logic but we root for Sam because we know and love her.
That’s what’s so great about his growth on SGA. You take 48 Hours-him and then think about years later, if literally anyone on Atlantis found themselves in the same situation as Teal’c, especially anyone on his team, Rodney would never behave the same way he did then. I doubt it would even cross his mind tbh. Which is why I love what he tells hallucination!Sam in Grace Under Pressure, he doesn’t think she’s smarter, maybe they are equals, but she’s wiser. And that’s the perfect point in time for him to admit that, because Rodney is in full-swing of getting used to factoring in what his heart wants despite what his brain keeps telling him. Even specifically in that episode - his brain tells him no one is coming for him, but his heart knows they will. Oh God, my feelings.
Rodney would definitely never think to abandon someone trapped in a stargate. Hell, look at what he did for John in The Last Man. Rodney has learned John’s lesson ”we don’t leave people behind” - and takes it to heart. Rodney learns to value others and is shown that he has value to people that goes beyond his brain and what makes him useful. Which I’ve always thought was probably a first for him.
Rodney had the best character growth over the franchise run, but TPTB could also be so wishy-washy. If something tht makes Rodney look incompetent or terrible could be played for laughs, they’d go for it (like Rodney’s ability to shoot. Sometimes he shoots well, but when they want a laugh, Rodney suddenly can’t hit *anything*. Rodney’s treatment of women improves - he doesn’t hit on Sam in every episode, in every scene - but he still stares at whosits breasts in SGU).
#i think this is the first time rodney is theatened by a bad guy when he’s all alone #the first time was john was there #and you can see him trying to be brave #the chin tilt in the first gif is one of his tells #when he’s scared but trying to show he’s not #but even though you can’t hear his voice cracking#you can see in his eyes just how scared he is #and that last gif #he watches as someone pulls a knife out #and he honestly looks a little confused for a moment #and you can see the moment he realizes what it means #and he knows that john can’t stop whats about to happen #but he’s trying to be brave anyway #if you only saw him in sg-1 and then saw him here you might not recognize him #but i believe this is the effect that john sheppard has had on him #a true friendship #a little bit of hero-worship on rodney’s part #but trust and faith in one another’s abilities #i don’t think rodney completely understood just how much of a badass john really is #i don’t think any of us did #but you can tell from all of the scenes with kolya in the control room #that rodney never stops thinking #never stops trying to help in anyway he can #surprising himself in the process #i adore rodney mckay #i love watching his progression#and here he is
Okay that’s it. I’m so done with David Hewlett. Just get outta my way with your sweet cheeks and that pile of sugar that you call a face, will you, you cuddly science dork?!
Not forgetting his fawn nose, crazy long eyelashes, sweet pumpkin tushie and expressive hands.
Sweet pumpkin tushie FTW!
Well, how positively moving. I almost wish I could shoot you all at once.
Ooo, I haven’t read that fic. I looked it up and it promises Rodney whump, which is my favorite 8D Adding it to my list of fics to read - thank you so much, anon!
I’ve written a McShep story for the extreme_bigbang…. I’m looking for one beta reader. The fic is 107k words long and due to be posted August 7th, so there’s not much time…
Due to that I’m primarily looking for someone who can check spelling, grammar, incorrect vocabulary (I’m not a native English speaker), and sentence structure, instead of detailed line by line edits which would require more time. (Though if you’re a lightning fast beta and feel up to it…)
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first & last appearance
Dr. Meredith Rodney McKay
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Tony Stark & Rodney McKay
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