McShep Match Team Peace 2009 Interview with velocitygrass

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Title: McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with velocitygrass
Interviewee: velocitygrass
Date(s): August 16, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Stargate Atlantis
External Links: McShep Match: Team Peace, Archived version
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velocitygrass was interviewed in 2009 for McShep Match.

It is part of this series: McShep Match Interview Series.


How long have you been writing fan fiction and/or making fan art and/or whatever else (vids, knitted goods, pornographic gingerbread cookies)?

I think I have a few paragraphs of a hand-written Mary-Sue "The A-Team" fic somewhere from when I was a young teen about twenty years ago (and didn't know what fan fiction was). Actual participation in fandom came with BtVS in 1999. So ten years.

Most actively in BtVS, specifically Buffy/Giles fandom. There were also other more short-lived obsessions (Hermione/Snape, Mal/Simon, Winters/Nixon). I'm a single fandom kind of person, I notice.

Have you ever taken part in/are you taking part in the German-speaking corner of the fandom (any fandom)? Have you ever written fic in German?

That's a very interesting question. I did write one Buffy/Giles fic in German and remember how terribly awkward I felt writing the sex was. I think I've read a German McShep fanfic and I will in the future if it comes across my very random reading. But I'm not on any German speaking boards or communities and I do not plan on writing John/Rodney in German. Actually, I'm not sure I could if I wanted to because I only ever saw the episodes in English. I remember wondering what the hell the "Antiker" were supposed to be ;) Just finding the right vocabulary would be a nightmare. I don't even know for sure if they still address each other with the formal "Sie" by the end of the series or have switched to "Du" at some point.

Why do you ship McKay/Sheppard? What draws you to the pairing, what do you like and dislike? Favourite scenes or episodes? Quotes? Screencaps? What other SGA pairings do you ship?

I'm an OTPer and pretty focused on McShep. They have an amazing chemistry and there's hardly any squinting necessary to see John pining for Rodney in canon. Their relationship is so important for both of them that I really believe they could make each other happy. The "I can't" in Miller's Crossing is among my favorites, as is every McSheppy bit (i.e. most of) The Shrine. Another favorite is Adrift and how it portrayed their relationship as something that had matured into more than just the sexual tension and banter.