Muscle and Blood and Skin and Bones

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Title: Muscle and Blood and Skin and Bones
Author(s): Leah & Springwoof
Date(s): 28 December 2007
Length: 18,396 words
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
External Links: Muscle and Blood and Skin and Bones (sga_flashfic)
Muscle and Blood and Skin and Bones (AO3)
Muscle and Blood and Skin and Bones (Wraithbait)

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Muscle and Blood and Skin and Bones is a Sheppard/McKay story by Leah & Springwoof.

Summary: "You want me to babysit your robots?"

Reactions and Reviews

The One with Baby Robots. Baaaaaaaby Robots. Why Is There Not a Community Dedicated to Pictures of Baaaaaaaby Robots? Muscle and Blood and Skin and Bones, by Leah, one half of leahwoof. Stargate: Atlantis, mostly gen with background John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.

I have a well-documented, possibly unholy fondness for robots. Particularly for turning characters into robots. Not like the Buffybot, though. No. More just like - what if John Sheppard was really a robot? What if Rodney McKay was? (And, huh. I don't think I've seen any Rodney is a robot stories. Am I just forgetting some? He has a brain like a computer! What if it WAS a computer?) So, of course, I've already recommended Male Enhancement (The Soul and the Company Store Remix). And this story is a sequel to that one.

But, oh, it's so much more. Because this is the story of how John and Cameron grew from little bitty boxes with treads to be, you know, Real Boys. I love Lorne in this, I love the background of it, and I just insanely love the Johnbot and the Cambot. I actually re-read this story far more often than I re-read The Soul and the Company Store, because it makes my heart swell with happiness.

And, see, I never really wanted to see John Sheppard or Cameron Mitchell as human babies. But as robot babies, they are so insanely cute that I just cannot even deal with it. (Possibly this says something bad about me, that I find robot babies cuter than human babies. But I would submit, in my defense, that a) that's not true in all cases - I find the earthling indescribably cute - and b) I'm pretty sure John WAS a robot baby, so I'm just going with what nature intended.) [1]


  1. ^ rec by thefourthvine at Eight Days of Happiness: Alternate Universes, May 9, 2009