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Ronon/Rodney fic recs

Okay, today is the last day of ibarw week, and as I'm out of fic, I thought I'd offer some Ronon/Rodney links.

SGA is rather unique among my various fandoms, being the only one in which I (semi)regularly read slash. The only pairing that I read much is Sheppard/McKay, with an occasional side of Ronon/Sheppard because they're so incredibly hot separately that they're basically combustible together. However, it's not a pairing that I seek out.

And then the second half of Season 3 happened, and we started getting such lovely Ronon/Rodney scenes on the show that I started seeking out fic for them -- platonic h/c being my crack of choice, but since it's pretty sparse on the ground for them, I started turning to slash and finding some nice, sweet stories there, too.

There aren't a whole lot of links here, due mostly to my lousy organizational skills, especially for slash -- I know there are a whole lot more out there that I liked; I just can't find them. Anyway, here are a few.


Ronon/Rodney friendship

Five Ways Ronon Dex Kisses a Team Member by Minnow - the pairings in this one are Ronon/Teyla with a side dish of Ronon/Sheppard and OT4 ... but it was the platonic and lovely Ronon/Rodney vignette that really sucker-punched me. I read this story long before Season 3 turned me onto the Ronon love, but Minnow is practically prescient with her Ronon character analysis, because this is exactly the direction that the show took him.

Stupid Stuff by NotTasha - Ronon and Rodney, chased by baddies offworld. Some sweet h/c.

The Drowning Deep by Alasse Faelivrin - "Sateda" tag; Ronon and Rodney are sent to the mainland to recuperate.


Ronon/Rodney slash

Satisfaction by hth_the_first and linabean (NC-17) - okay, so, my preference in fiction is "moderation in all things" and, very often, "less is better" -- especially when it comes to graphic sex. I don't mind that it exists, I just don't really read it, and usually find it unnecessary. But in this story, it's absolutely necessary, and sweet and wonderful and integral to the plot. In fact, this story takes most of the slash sex cliches and turns them on their ear, in a really lovely way.

Reasonable and Customary and the sequel, Preexisting Conditions, by darkrosetiger and telesilla (PG-13) - Ronon decides to court Rodney following traditional Satedan custom. Much hilarity and also much adorableness ensues. One of the many things I love about this story is that it deals not just with Ronon and Rodney, but with the team as a whole, in all their many and varied combinations.

The McDex masterlist is a lovely resource for people looking for Ronon/Rodney stories. There are tons of stories on here. Unfortunately they're not accompanied by summaries, and I have to be in the right mood for slash anyway, so I've still barely worked my way through a fraction of the stories on the list.

Okay, your turn. Anybody got some good Ronon/Rodney recs? Friendship or slash ... or team/McShep stories with nice Ronon/Rodney scenes in them will also do. ^_^
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Yay, more to read! *bookmarks* Thanks!

I always forget about looking for this sort of thing on del.icio.us. I'm just a Luddite, I suppose...
Treed by panisdead
Gen. I love the Rodney-Ronon interaction.

Kept By Ourselves in Silence and Apart by spike21
Please heed the warnings. Parts of it are tough to read, but it is one of my favorite Rodney/Ronon stories. This is definitely hurt/comfort.

There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do by laceymcbain
The background pairing is actually McKay/Sheppard, but, I think the major focus of the story is the Rodney-Ronon interaction, which I really like.
It you do find some good Ronon/Rodney friendship fic (I just can't slash them), hook me up?

In fact, this is so up your alley, I really think you should be writing a nice long, epic Ronon/Rodney fic for me with h/c and intrigue and saving each other's asses and bickering. Lots of bickering. And Ronon pulling knives from unlike places on his body. *g*
I really think you should be writing a nice long, epic Ronon/Rodney fic for me with h/c and intrigue and saving each other's asses and bickering.

LOL! It's very tempting, because there really *isn't* much gen for them.

I'll post recs if I find anything...
All I've got is that one scene in Thermopylae where Rodney and Ronon are talking to each other over the radio on the crashed ship. I totally neglect Ronon, which is so bad of me. I love him as the protector and as the strength - it's hard for me to break that down, when it's such a big part of why I love his character. It'd be like taking away Rodney's intelligence, something else I don't think I could ever do.

I loved your recs, and I loved the ones in the comments section. I'm hoping there's more!
Actually, you have another good one -- the Ronon-Rodney scenes in "Never Stop Moving" are really lovely, especially where he's wrapping him up in the blanket. And that Thermopylae scene was wonderful; I'd forgotten about it.

I like the way you do the team interactions as a whole, and, of course, the Sheppard and McKay. There's nothing inherently wrong with not writing certain characters in prominent roles; I have a dreadful time with Carson, personally, and prefer not to use him except in the background. But there's just so much potential with Ronon that's largely untapped in fic -- I'm starting to see more gen stories featuring the Ronon-Sheppard relationship, which is great, but I want me some Ronon and Rodney, dangit!

I love him as the protector and as the strength - it's hard for me to break that down, when it's such a big part of why I love his character. It'd be like taking away Rodney's intelligence, something else I don't think I could ever do.

I do know what you mean. There are some stories that squick me quite badly by breaking down or taking away what are, to me, the fundamental traits that draw me to the characters -- Rodney's intelligence, yes, and stories that cast Sheppard in a total victim role ... those freak me out in much the same way.

On the other hand, if writing Ronon as the comfortee doesn't work for you, "rescuing the hurt Rodney" scenarios are quite nice too... *hopeful look*
You know, it's funny, but while I have been starving for Rodney h/c lately (is it just me, or have there been surprisingly few good Rodney gen h/c's lately? Probably me, since I don't read enough to say for certain), but, what kills me is, I don't want the people who are hurt to be rescued. I want them to rescue themselves, THEN get comfort. It's a frustrating kink (is it a kink? Is that the right term?) that I have.

Oh, and I'm so with you and the Sheppard as victim thing. I get the heebie jeebies.

And that hopeful look? Right back at ya, woman.

I agree on the lack of Rodney h/c lately! There is some, but not nearly as much as I'd like. Which probably means that I need to write some ... *eyes pile of unfinished fic*

While I'm not averse to characters being rescued under the right circumstances, I definitely don't want them to just woobie around waiting for someone to fix things. I have a real competence kink; I love tough, smart, resourceful characters, and I like to see them use that, rather than just dangle on the wall of a dungeon while the author TELLS us that they're smart and resourceful, but SHOWS us something else. Leaning on each other for help -- I really like that, but there's a big difference between that and simply being victims.

For "Rodney rescue", you could substitute "Rodney comfort". I'm not picky. *g*
I like the way you do the team interactions as a whole, and, of course, the Sheppard and McKay. There's nothing inherently wrong with not writing certain characters in prominent roles; I have a dreadful time with Carson, personally, and prefer not to use him except in the background.

Oh, me and Ford, we don't do too well at all. If a story of mine is set Season 1, don't expect a lot of Ford... nice guy, just can't seem to write him, which is most frustrating!! (Can't get to grips with Enzyme-Ford either!)

And if I crossover with Season 9 or 10 SG1, don't look for Vala to be in it much as I can't seem to get into her character either, and I like her a lot! (Hmm, Teal'c is a bit difficult as well, he tends to say even less than our Ronon does!!!) We all have blind spots with certain characters I guess.

Oh, and on the Ronon offering comfort side of things I think it can be done and stay in canon if you're careful - I mean, that scene in Carson's quarters in Sunday is Ronon offering comfort Ronon-style, isn't it? And with Teyla in Echoes when she's ill as well.
Yeah, we've seen a little bit of comforting-Ronon in canon. I would love to see more ... *crosses fingers for season 3*
I really hope that my comments above didn't sound like I was bashing NC-17 stories, or slash -- I really don't have a problem with them at all; it's just that, having come into fandom from the gen direction, my particular kink is more for the kind of character interaction that you get in gen than what you typically get in slash. (And the impotence story that you and hth_the_first wrote is really a fantastic counterexample, because I loved it to little bitty pieces even though it was all about their sex life!)

Thank you for the links -- I haven't been reading much fic recently, with a big RL project that I'm trying to finish up, so I'll put it in my bookmarks to read when I get the chance. *bookmarks* Thank you! ^_^
Okay, not worked out how to do those nifty links yet (sorry) but Sable Cain has just put up a Rodney and Ronon friendship (and Rodney whump) fic on her site, called Creature Feature:

http://www.geocities.com/sable_cain/creaturefeature.html

And if you want Rodney whump (though not R and R friendship as such), try her Tower Tag:

http://www.geocities.com/sable_cain/towertag.html

My newest story has some Rodney and Ronon scenes in it, but it's at the beta and the whole story isn't about them, just some of the scenes... but I'll let you know when it's posted on the net if you want anyway.

Guess I ought to try and finish that Rodney/Ronon friendship AU of Runner and Epiphany some time...!!!
Ooh, lovely! *bookmarks* I did start reading her Tower tag on ff.net but I don't think it was done at that time. And I will be looking forward to yours!

If you want to get custom text in your links (not that there's anything wrong with the way you're doing them), do it like this, only replace the parentheses () with pointy brackets <>:

(a href="http link")text that you want(/a)
Hope you like the fics (plenty of Rodney whump, so of course you will *grin*!)

I'm hoping my beta can get my new one - 'Rogue'- done after the kids go back to school in early September! It's my longest one yet at 21,600 or so words! Okay, peanuts compared to some of yours... but I'm pretty amazed at myself for this one!

And thanks for the nifty link bit - I'll try it out for future posts!
Remembered some more (and I'm sure there's another one in the back of my mind that I can't quite remember!)

Anyway, will do nifty links another day as I've gotta get to bed (it's nearly midnight in the UK!):

The Warrior and The Scientist by Rexy48 - http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3530015/1/The_Warrior_and_the_Scientist

Running by Sable Cain - http://www.geocities.com/sable_cain/Running.html
(early Ronon/Rodney and some Rodney/John Friendship)

Let It Go by NebbyJen - http://www.jumperbay.com/viewstory.php?sid=7

Solum Patriae by Dana Woods (though more team than just Ronon/Rodney friendship) –
http://www.wraithbait.com/viewstory.php?sid=8780

ALL of the above are gen.

Have fun!
I knew I'd got another one on my brain! It's set after the first ep of season 4 (which, obvioulsy, the author hasn't seen yet!) and Ronon wants to leanr science - it's quite a fun little story:

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