20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Give or Take)

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Title: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Give or Take)
Author(s): Merry
Date(s): March 2005
Length: 9331 to 7866 words
Genre: slash fanfiction,
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
External Links: online here and here

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Give or Take) is a McShep story by Merry.


A podfic is here.

A Fan's DVD Commentary

In 2006, paceus did a DVD commentary for this story. It is here.

Reactions and Reviews

I had to include this one [in my recs], and not just because the author's note has been has become my mantra in this fandom. ("Pffft. Science.") And also not just because I read it very early in my SGA exploration, and it made me say, "SGA, I have no idea who you are, but I love you and may very potentially be taking you home and cuddling you all night, as soon as I figure out what your initials stand for," and I figure it might do the same for others. No, see, I'm recomending it because I want to show off the funny side of the fandom. Because SGA is definitely prone to the light-hearted (at least thus far; after a few seasons in the hands of the SG writers, that could all change) and giggle-inducing stories. And this is so definitely one of them. One of the very best of them. The plot is: Rodney and John go under the sea. (Darling, it's better down where it's wetter. Take it from them.) ) [1]
John and Rodney steal a jumper and take it underwater. Things go wrong, as things tend to do for these boys. This one is an old classic, that actually was actually Kripke'd by the amazing season 2 episode, Grace Under Pressure. Of course, that one didn't have gay sex. So this might win. [2]
Hoo boy. Funny fic. Very funny fic. The banter was spot on, the premise of the story very nicely thought out indeed, and both John and Rodney were positively gleeful at the prospect of getting to play. And I was positively gleeful on reading this story. [3]


  1. ^ thefourthvine. "Fandoms I Have Loved 10: Stargate: Atlantis". 
  2. ^ from Merelyn at Massive SGA Recs Set, July 25, 2007
  3. ^ March 2005 at jamficrecs