The Standard of Comparison, by Otter (PG)

  • Aug. 15th, 2017 at 8:45 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, horror
Warnings: major character deaths
Author's Journal: [personal profile] agentotter
Author's Website: [archiveofourown.org profile] otter
Link: The Standard of Comparison

Why This Must Be Read: Oldskool classic fic! This is intense Jack and Daniel friendship, with a typically Otterish twist that you will not see coming... even if, upon rereading, you realize that all the clues were right there.

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Lesson Learned, by JDJunkie (G)

  • Jul. 13th, 2017 at 8:46 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Daniel friendship
Categories: fluff!
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website: JDJunkie at AO3
Link: Lesson Learned

Why This Must Be Read: This charming little ficlet is both metaphorically and literally sweet: a peaceful moment of friendship between Teal'c and Daniel, at the beginning.

And of course this one pushes all my happy buttons, because JDJunkie wrote it at my request. :)


This world. Earth's. His world, and now Teal'c's.

N is for Nishta, by Pepper (G)

  • Jul. 6th, 2017 at 12:06 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: team, Teal'c, Jacob Carter, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: PepperF at AO3
Link: N is for Nishta

Why This Must Be Read: When the purely human members of SG-1 have a delayed reaction to nishta, Teal'c and Jacob decide to seize the opportunity...

Teal'c pwnage and Jacob pwnage are apparently exponential. :)

This ficlet was originally my birthday present, and I have no idea why it took me so long to rec. Go read it now!


"They are usually most argumentative," agreed Teal'c, blandly.

"Yeah," said Jacob, thoughtfully. "Usually."

Jacob... said Selmak, warningly – but she said it with such amusement that he wasn't fooled for a moment.

Snapshot, by regentzilla (G)

  • Jun. 29th, 2017 at 4:24 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Daniel/Sha're
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: regentzilla at AO3
Link: Snapshot

Why This Must Be Read: Daniel's framed picture of Sha're had to come from somewhere...

If not for our knowledge of what's coming, this little ficlet would merely be charming fluffiness. As it is, this is bittersweet, gentle, and makes you glad this opportunity didn't slip past before it was too late.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: Sam, friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] curuchamion
Author's Website: Justice_Turtle at AO3
Link: Warriors of Great Skill and Cunning

Why This Must Be Read: Bra'tac being awesome. Sam being awesome. Knitting and motorcycles!

...Why are you still here? :)


"Major Carter begins to learn," Bra'tac reports to Jack at dinnertime, over the interesting meal of MRE innards and Jaffa field rations the guys have cooked up. "She has died only five times this day."
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: hurt/comfort, humor, Janet
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ami_ven
Author's Website: ami_ven at AO3
Link: Chicken Soup for the Colonel's Soul

Why This Must Be Read: Read it.

Grinned and went "Awwwwww!"

Bounced off to rec. :)

Daniel snark, disembodied Janet, sick Jack, hint of teamy goodness. Short and very sweet!


“He’s improved enough to be aggravating,” Daniel repeated, cheerfully.

K is for Kinship, by Ivorygates (PG)

  • May. 4th, 2017 at 7:22 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Character Study
Categories: ep related, pre-series, Nick Ballard, Daniel, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] ivorygates
Author's Website: ivorygates at AO3
Link: K is for Kinship

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fascinating exploration of Nick's backstory, including a history that spans decades and too many griefs. I love how a person that so many fans perceive as a shallow, cookie-cutter character suddenly becomes very human and very real!


Looking down at Claire’s son, Kaatje’s grandson, he knew he couldn’t face another love, another loss. He made his voice harsh as he told Daniel there was no place in his life for him. That someone – someone else -- would care for him. About him.

And he left.

Childhood Culture, by Ami Ven (G)

  • Apr. 30th, 2017 at 8:01 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (cassie)
Rec Category: Cassie
Categories: Cassie and Teal'c friendship, humor, character study, Daniel, Jack, Sam, Janet, Hammond
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ami_ven
Author's Website: ami_ven at AO3
Link: Childhood Culture

Why This Must Be Read: A sweetly and genuinely charming exploration of a new world and culture, featuring the stellar team of Cassie and Teal'c discovering the pleasures of childhood on earth. With cameos from Janet, George, and others, this story is an absolute joy!

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The Easy Choice, by Christina K (G)

  • Apr. 9th, 2017 at 9:46 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: friendship, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] butterflykiki
Author's Website: ChristinaK at AO3
Link: The Easy Choice

Why This Must Be Read: In honor of April 15th...

For Daniel, death is uncertain. Sadly, taxes still aren't!

Team fluffy bonding, circa S8. Just lovely!


"I should've stayed dead another couple weeks. It would've been a lot simpler."
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Vala friendship
Categories: humor, five things, team, Cam, Sam, Daniel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] amathela
Author's Website: Amathela at AO3
Link: The Case Of The Missing Jello (Among Others)

Why This Must Be Read: It's an alien conspiracy!

Okay, it's just five times Vala and Teal'c totally pwned their teammates. With and without jello. :)

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Rebound, by Jb (PG-13)

  • Mar. 19th, 2017 at 8:15 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel mortal peril)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, Sam, Bill Lee, Jack and Daniel friendship, Teal'c and Jack friendship, team, angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: language, serious whumpage
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Rebound

Why This Must Be Read: This glorious, intense story is long. And incredibly teamy. Full of Jack and Daniel friendship, and scientific puzzles, and Teal'c sheer stubbornness, and Sam doing her best (and beyond) for her team, and Daniel taking his usual flying leaps of logic, and courage, and drama...

I love each and every one of them here. Bill Lee shines, Janet has a great cameo, and the comfort of the final scene is an absolute joy. Make sure you've got the time to read this all in one sitting, because you won't be able to stop!

snippet of fic... )

The Ghost Dance, by Nanda (PG)

  • Feb. 27th, 2017 at 12:02 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: friendship, Sam, Daniel, character study
Warnings: reference to Daniel/Sha're
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nandamai
Author's Website: Nandamai at AO3
Link: The Ghost Dance

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is almost impossible to categorize. It's a lovely S8 Teal'c perspective on his teammates. It's the satisfaction of seeing Daniel still delighting in the unknown after everything he's experienced. It's the marvel of offworld things that can't quite be explained, and the joy of the unknown, and Sam the skeptical scientist still embracing it. It's friendship, and character study, and a hint of Daniel/Sha're. And it just deserves to be read!

snippet of fic... )

Taking Care, by Dorothy Marley (PG)

  • Feb. 21st, 2017 at 11:25 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] dmarley
Author's Website: Dorothy Marley at AO3
Link: Taking Care

Why This Must Be Read: Great Jack voice. Deep, beautifully understated friendship. A joy to read!


Daniel wavered, turning towards the shower room, then he turned back. "Uh, you need any help, Jack?"

"No," Jack said automatically. "I'm right behind you." He considered a moment. "As soon as I can lift my arms."

There was a long moment of contemplative silence from the other side of the room. Then Daniel put down his towel and walked back to the bench.
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: character study, Jack and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] darthneko
Author's Website: darthneko at AO3
Link: Life According to Daniel Jackson

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really nice peek into Daniel's head and the meandering process of his thoughts. From an off-world campfire to cookies in the commissary to shopping at 2 a.m., you'll enjoy this take on life according to Daniel.


He thinks, dimly, that he misses the man he was... but he's fairly certain he remembers the man he was would have sold his left kidney for the chance to know half of what he knows now, gunshots or no.

Baba Yaga’s Recipe Book, by Lokei (G)

  • Jan. 29th, 2017 at 11:01 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Daniel, Jack, humor, friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lokei
Author's Website: Lokei at AO3
Link: Baba Yaga’s Recipe Book

Why This Must Be Read: Five times it "tastes like chicken"!

Or possibly not. :)


“I do not like them, Sam I Am,” Jack muttered. Daniel elbowed him in the ribs. Hard.
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: humor, character study, little bit of hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: P is for Plan (and also for Pie)

Why This Must Be Read: Classic Jack and Daniel friendship fic, complete with snarky banter and meaning-of-life stuff, as only Tallulah Rasa can write them!

...You've clicked the link already, haven't you?


“You noticed all that?” Jack said.

“I can be observant,” Daniel said in mock hurt.

“Of rocks,” Jack said.

“There weren’t any around, so I compensated,” Daniel said.

The Art of the Return, by Artaxastra (G)

  • Dec. 20th, 2016 at 1:19 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] artaxastra
Author's Website: SG-1 tag
Link: The Art of the Return

Why This Must Be Read: Here is intelligent, thoughtful Sam introspective in late S1, considering the dangers of the Stargate and the odds of inevitable loss. I love this for her thought processes, her courage, and her determination. Excellent stuff!

snippet of fic... )

Flashback, by Ellijay (PG-13)

  • Dec. 15th, 2016 at 6:48 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Daniel, Daniel friendships, Janet angst, hurt/comfort, time travel
Warnings: graphic medical issues
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: Ellijay at AO3
Link: Flashback

Why This Must Be Read: Superbly crafted non-linear storytelling. Literal race against time. Technology puzzles. Amazing Sam and Daniel friendship, with extra Jack and Daniel friendship and a stunning Teal'c and Daniel scene. Intense drama and heartbreak. Add a creepy twist of an epilogue with a generous dash of horror, and you have a gripping oldskool story that will linger in your mind for a long time to come.

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Finding Her Place, by Wonderland (PG)

  • Dec. 13th, 2016 at 12:38 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Janet Frasier
Categories: team, Hammond
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: sg_wonderland at AO3
Link: F is for Finding Her Place

Why This Must Be Read: I always love early season fic. This is a wonderful exploration of Janet's first real interaction with SG-1, when she is allowed off-world, at her insistence, to assess and judge the needs of medical assistance in the field. You'll enjoy her take-charge attitude, her outside observations of the team, and the trust she quickly wins. For Janet fans, this one is a real treat.

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H is for Helping Hand, by Eilidh (G)

  • Dec. 6th, 2016 at 12:01 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Siler
Categories: kidfic, humor, Jack, Sam
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] eilidh17
Author's Website: Eilidh17 at AO3
Link: H is for Helping Hand

Why This Must Be Read: This is Siler at his absolute deadpan best, armed with a wrench and a straight face as he deals with a temporarily 10-year-old Major Carter who still cherishes her motorcycle. Kidfic fan or no, you will adore this little fic. :)


"That's an order, Siler."

"Yes, sir," Siler says, because he never questions the Colonel's orders, even when being saddled with a ten year old Major Samantha Carter, who is all pigtails, freckles, and a toothy smile.

Wherever We Go, by Gingasaur (PG-13)

  • Nov. 29th, 2016 at 5:29 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jonas and Vala friendship
Categories: Sam and Jonas friendship, angst, hurt/comfort, post-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] gingasaur
Author's Website: Gingasaur at AO3
Link: Wherever We Go

Why This Must Be Read: I could try to be pithy and summarize this as "Vala and Jonas bond over being tortured by the Ori," but this story has much greater depth than that. It's an honest, clear-eyed look at a long, painful recovery from abandonment, pain, and loss of hope. This is a perfect Vala and an excellent Jonas, with bonus well-characterized Sam, dealing with the fallout of Langara's fall to the Ori. It feels very real, and very well done.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Sergeant Siler
Categories: humor, Jack, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Where There's a Will or an Or

Why This Must Be Read: This is a delightful contemplation of Jack O'Neill by one Sergeant Siler, culminating with exactly what Siler left Jack in his will.

It's wry and deadpan and realistic - just like Siler himself. A joy to read!


As far as Sgt. Siler was concerned, officers were like the weather, hard to predict with any accuracy, beyond the ordinary person's control, and capable of greatly affecting the tenor of a working man's day. And like the weather, most of the activity they generated was made way up high where the air was thin, and fell alike on the just and the unjust down below. His personal approach in dealing with all this was to try to keep his head down and keep going, regardless. What can't be changed must be endured, and in general, it wasn't worth having too much of an opinion about the weather.

Cast Upon Foreign Soil, by Wonderland

  • Oct. 30th, 2016 at 2:12 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Daniel friendship
Categories: ep related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: sg_wonderland at AO3
Link: Cast Upon Foreign Soil

Why This Must Be Read: I adore fics that explore the remarkable friendship between Teal'c and Daniel. This is early, early S1 - post The Enemy Within - that features Teal'c and Daniel as two outsiders in a crowd, considering cultural conflicts and hoping to build some bridges together. Lovely stuff, all round!


Teal’s stood silently at parade rest, finally offering, “It is a temperate evening.”

Daniel frowned at him. “What?”

“I have observed that many of your people begin a conversation with meaningless exchanges concerning climate.”

“Oh, well.”

The silence stretched out again.

Time Marches Onward, by Settiai (PG)

  • Sep. 29th, 2016 at 4:17 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Teal'c, Jack, Daniel, Sam, Jonas, angst, friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] settiai
Author's Website: Settiai at AO3
Link: Time Marches Onward

Why This Must Be Read: In that nebulous time of transition between the end of S8 and the beginning of S9, all of SG-1 - Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Daniel, and Jonas - achieve a rare moment of togetherness to contemplate their uncertain future.

I like the friendships, the reluctance to drift away, the tentative anticipation of where they might find themselves going. Add the bittersweet coda of a certain throwaway line from S10, and you'll find yourself wishing that the teaminess they share would have a way to last forever.

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Deja Vu All Over Again, by JDJunkie

  • Sep. 5th, 2016 at 11:57 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Futurefic
Categories: Daniel, OC, character study, Jack and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website:JDJunkie at AO3
Link: Deja Vu All Over Again

Why This Must Be Read: There is genuine sweetness in this, as a desk-bound Daniel gets some nostalgic time off-world and reflects a little on how far he - and the SGC - have come.

The ruins on P4Y-771 had been discovered during a routine investigation. “They hoped to find weapons grade naquada,” Weston’s report read. “Instead, they found a temple. I was thrilled. They ... weren’t.”