Reviews for Cognitive Emergence
Moi chapter 1 . 10/4/2015
PS: I'm not sure if John actually hides his understanding of math. He just doesn't flaunt it and people around him seem to fail to pick up on it. Just like you described it in your oneshot: Sheppard merely solved the problem when nobody was looking, but while he was still in plain sight. No boasting, no pointing it out.
Do you remember the episode where Rodney blows up most of an entire solar system? Sheppard's there with him, minding the other systems and I think one of Rodney's computers. And he VERY clearly seems to know what he is doing. McKay however is so convinced it's him who understands everything and everyone else around him is just too stupid, I can see how he wouldn't have noticed.
Now you brought Charlie into the mix, someone with decent social skills and who has no problem whatsoever to give credit where credit is due. And Dr. Rodney McKay's scruffy bodyguard companion must have at the very least more than peaked his interest. Considering that Prof. Eppes has the reputation of being a wunderkind and genius and there came a man he on sight has written off as a non-mathematician, who then in less than two hours has solved something he didn't manage in months . . . ! You know how excitable Charlie can be. *snicker*
I wonder if the equation happened to be the core bit to Charlie's Cognitive Emergence Theory and if John's addition to it for all intents and purposes was the vital part Rodney was aiming at when he drew Charlie into the discussion on mind controlled technology.
Would Larry and Radek get along well if they met?
Moi chapter 1 . 10/4/2015
BEAUTIFUL! I so hope you'll expand this. The idea in and of itself is a brilliant one anyway. I'd SO love to see Rodney's face if Charlie tried to contact him in order to ask for getting him in touch with his 'security detail' instead of Atlantis' resident self-proclaimed no. 1 genius. And learning why. *snicker*
It's just another little aspect where Rodney is wrong or just plain oblivious in his estimation who and how John Sheppard is. Like the Kirk comments: Sheppard seems to be guarding his heart closely and decidedly does NOT try to go for casual sex unless he has either fallen head over heals for someone or had months to get close to them. (Oh, and despite DADT still being active for Air Force personnel back then, the day Carson Beckett died he asked Ronon if there was someone female or male - without batting an eye - he fancied, so he clearly has no prejudice whatsoever when it comes to who you love.)
Asgard3 chapter 1 . 5/13/2013
I don't think Sheppard would hide his math abilities. He just wouldn't tell anyone unless it was necesary to save the world or appeared in casual conversation.
kookiemonster318 chapter 1 . 12/2/2012
I love this and kind of wish there was more :) Keep up the writing
June Odyssey chapter 1 . 3/29/2012
Great job! I love to think that John is just as smart as Rodney, he just has his geeky side focused on math. Also loved the connection between the shows.
AstraLily chapter 1 . 3/23/2012
I loved this one-shot, but it would be great if you could continue it! There is so much potential for Sheppard and Charlie to work together on math and make Rodney jealous for a while... a secondary pleasure to solving some major crisis, of course.

Great job!
irezel chapter 1 . 2/13/2012
huuuuuuuuuuuuur! i looooove smart sheppard...3
SGAmvmm chapter 1 . 2/12/2012
this is good.. You can continue this.. Please make more chapters.. Its good to see John showing his math skills.. Maybe Charlie will try to find out who really is that man who solved his problem.. I hope you consider continuing writing more about John and Charlie..2 math genius. )
NamedForTheWind chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
I love it! Short n sweet is sometimes the way to go
Vi-Violence chapter 1 . 8/17/2010
xXxOtAkU-444xXx chapter 1 . 7/8/2010
I like it! **
Miss Enthusiasimal chapter 1 . 5/9/2010
Awesome one-shot but dude you could make that into a really awesomer story! Maybe some reconsideration is in order...?
B.E.W chapter 1 . 3/11/2010
What Happens next?
WisdomWriter25 chapter 1 . 1/2/2010
This is a really good oneshot, though I hope you turn it into something more. I think you could really play around with either a series of further short stories from this. Examples are Rodney finding out, everyone else finding out,how that happens in many variations, maybe Charlie and John working on something together, John taking a tests to show his skill and I.Q., Don's teams reaction to him, what John thinks of his new reputation, and others.

Another idea is a much longer story revolving around John being really smart and able to help with some of the different projects, maybe hiding it so they do not realize it is him, or being able to help with some of the other problems their allies might have, and then the reactions when they find out or some variation.

Other ideas might be an alternate reality John outing him somehow like showing he is able to understand Rodney when he is in one of his rants, and then asking John why he hides when he understands just as well, and must have the same I.Q., or John for some reason , maybe a life threatening situation, when he notices a mistake or something while Rodney is trying to solve the problem, takes the marker from Rodney and shows him what is wrong.

I really do hope you or someone else takes these ideas and writes. Hopefully you write again soon.

Please let me know if you know of any good stories like these as I would love to read them.
PattyB chapter 1 . 7/31/2009
I'm certainly no writer but I'd like to encourage you

to write another chapter or two on this one.

The idea that John Sheppard is/was a math whiz intrigues me. If he and Charlie could meet for a

brain storming session would be fabulous.
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