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22 November 2005 @ 12:31 pm
SGA Fic: Bullets by the Door  
So, I don't know if this counts as fusion or *what* but I had a long talk with seperis about how John reminds me of Prince Andrew in War & Peace, which then led inevitably to fic, as I wrote to prove my point. I feel like this isn't even really a story, so much as me proving a point. But here you are.

Title: Bullets by the Door
Author: nifra_idril
Summary: Afghanistan was fucking beautiful.
Thanks to seperis, and to Patrick Park for the title from his song of the same title. Title, title, title. Woot.

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Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Rena Katzuneprofessorkatze on July 25th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
This ... was fucking amazing, I can't even say. I''m fucking ANTI-MILITARY and I still loved this I can't even ... just. Wow.
And actually I'm swearing a whole fucking lot and I can't help it it's what I do when I'm overcome, sorry. God. Also, speaking as someone who grew up near Afghanistan, thank you SO MUCH for capturing it in a way that's so fucking breathtaking.

hasidahasida on March 7th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Just beautifully done. I have no words.

And maybe there *is* something wrong with him. But more often, he thinks that there's something wrong with Jess,
with his father, with the whole fucking world outside his camp, because who the hell cares which chick Tom Cruise is going after, or who won the Oscar for best actor? How can anyone even give a shit about that kind of thing when every single breath John takes here is one that helps him protect the guys around him, helps him take care of his men, helps him learn the lay of this land so well that he could be set down anywhere within twenty clicks of their position and find his way back in time for a meal.

God, I hear every word of that, you just capture it perfectly.
esteefee: afghanistanesteefee on August 11th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
god so gorgeous and painfully bright, and those final two paragraphs - this is John's backstory, a beating heart. thank you for writing this!
Naoe Naginagi_schwarz on October 18th, 2016 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is so beautiful. John Sheppard makes sense in a way he hasn't before, the way he liked Antarctica, the way he so disdains politics and ambition. And the line about strategies shaped like people is pure poetry.