figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Sam, ep related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: jedibuttercup
Author's Website:Jedibuttercup at AO3
Link: Five Planets Sam Carter Wishes She'd Never Visited

Why This Must Be Read: Exactly what it says on the tin: five canon planets that Sam wishes they'd never visited, with an extra dash of angst in the last one for good measure. Good, solid characterization that fits Sam perfectly! Too short to excerpt, so just click and read. :)

By Proxy, by Nift (G)

  • Jul. 27th, 2016 at 6:03 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Sam and Jonas friendship
Categories: humor, Jack and Sam friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: Nift at
Link: By Proxy

Why This Must Be Read: Sam is delightful in this short story, as she helps their new resident alien find a method of recreation and handles the subsequent conversation with her CO with aplomb. I love her sense of humor, Jonas' enthusiasm for new things, and Jack's wry acknowledgment of who's really responsible for the whole thing.

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Not Staying, by Nagi Schwarz (PG)

  • Jul. 25th, 2016 at 11:52 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: humor, episode related
Warnings: character death (and death, and death)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Author's Website: nagi_schwarz at AO3
Link: Not Staying

Why This Must Be Read: Stargate and mythology are always a wonderful combination. Combine that with quite literally morbid humor, and you get this: Daniel meeting an old "friend," over and over and over again...

Wry, dry, and ultimately bittersweet.

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H is for History, by Tallulah Rasa (G)

  • Jun. 30th, 2016 at 12:08 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Futurefic
Categories: humor, Daniel, original character
Warnings: sneak crossover with Highlander
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: H is for History

Why This Must Be Read: From the first reference to Dr. Daniel Jackson (1964-2002, 2004-2060) you will start grinning at the sheer hilarity of this fantastic send up of the many, many mistakes that inevitably creep into any attempt to understand history without the proper references. It's great fun to see how a 22nd century historian misinterprets so much of what we understand ourselves, even if the humor is bittersweet sometimes!

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Playing Possum, by Butterfly (PG)

  • May. 26th, 2016 at 10:37 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: Jack and Daniel friendship, character study, episode related, agnst
Warnings: "not really character death" (the perfect tag for SG-1, eh?)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] butterfly
Author's Website: Butterfly at AO3
Link: Playing Possum

Why This Must Be Read: This is the third time Jack has had to take charge of not-actually-dead Daniel's belongings, and it never gets easier.

...Yes, this is post-Meridian, why do you ask?

I love character sketches that reflect canonical history and relationships, and this story is bleakly pictch-perfect.

Jack knew how to handle gone.

Note: I just discovered that I recced this already four years ago. Ah well. :)

Getting to Know You, by Jb (PG)

  • May. 25th, 2016 at 1:31 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Outsider POV
Categories: Bill Lee, Daniel, drama, angst, hurt/comfort, team, friendship, Janet
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Getting to Know You

Why This Must Be Read: This fantastic exploration of the Bill Lee's first encounter with SG-1 - and, particularly, Daniel - is not only a gripping story, but also a wonderful outsider POV of team friendship. I love the way Bill tries to understand the dynamics of Sam and Jack and Daniel's interactions with one another, and how so much goes over his head even as the reader comprehends SG-1's unique closeness. Add typical Jb drama and tension, and you've got a long, engrossing story of SG-1 at its best.

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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Sam and Jack friendship
Categories: humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: PepperF at AO3
Link: The Stars Have Gone to Bed and So Must I

Why This Must Be Read: This is pure, adorable, gen fluff. Sam comes to Jack's rescue in a rather dizzying situation. Absolutely guaranteed to make you smile!

"Sir, it's okay, really," she persisted. "The stars are – are just fine. They're really hard to destroy. And I should know," she added, with a smile.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: pre-series, angst, character study
Warnings: Jaffa battles
Author on LJ: [personal profile] skieswideopen
Author's Website: Skieswideopen at AO3
Link: In Battle's Fury, Silence (The Pale Battalions Remix)

Why This Must Be Read: Powerful and painful, this is a stark, vivid painting of Teal'c's life as First Prime to Apophis. Canon tells us that Teal'c's rejection of the Goa'uld was a long, struggling process; this bleak character study is another step along the way.

There was nothing remarkable about the battle. Nothing at all.

Hive Virus, by Havocthecat (PG)

  • Apr. 20th, 2016 at 11:25 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: humor, awesomeness, SGA crossover
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] havocthecat
Author's Website: havocthecat at AO3
Link: Hive Virus

Why This Must Be Read: Classic SG-1 team being awesome in Atlantis!

...What, you need more?

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: drama, angst, AU, apocafic, team
Warnings: AU deaths, etc.
Author on LJ: [personal profile] selenay
Author's Website: Selenay at AO3
Link: Five Things That May Never Happen To SG-1

Why This Must Be Read: From apocafic to happy endings to disasters on- and off-world, here are five different AUs that could have happened to classic SG-1.

The Gravity Remix, by ChristinaK (PG)

  • Mar. 30th, 2016 at 1:02 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: character study, ep related, remix
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] butterflykiki
Author's Website: ChristinaK at AO3
Link: The Gravity Remix

Why This Must Be Read: Once upon a time, I recced Beatrice Otter's painfully powerful The Weight of Non-Existent Years. Here is the remix of that story, told from Sam's POV: much less angst, with the same stellar characterization, and a tribute to a beautiful friendship.

How do I bear this reminder of the symbiote, of Jolinar, of naquadah, of the enemy inside me? With feet planted and shoulders squared. How do I better accept insults from so-called superiors without the temptation to lose my composure every time? With irony added to the hard eyes, and no actual deference, although my chin is up. How do I deal with the utter absurdity of an alien race? With a raised eyebrow and deadpan delivery, perspective and the sucker-punch remark. How do I face the death of friends? With mourning, and respect, and persistence in the face of absence. Indeed. In deed.

T is for Twitter, by Antonomasia09 (G)

  • Mar. 22nd, 2016 at 9:56 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: crackfic, various characters
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] antonomasia09
Author's Website: Antonomasia09 at AO3
Link: T is for Twitter

Why This Must Be Read: This hilarious series of tweets by various characters will have you giggling. From the usernames to the pictures to the cross conversations, this is all pitch-perfect. Enjoy!


Drifting Out at Sea, by Abyssinia (PG-13)

  • Mar. 21st, 2016 at 12:12 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Apocafic
Categories: Cam, crossover, angst, team, AU, hurt/comfort, friendship, Sam, Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, SGA characters
Warnings: it's apocafic! :) Includes major character deaths/permanent injuries (mental and physical)
Author on LJ: [profile] abyssinia4077
Author's Website: Abyssinia at AO3
Link: Drfiting Out at Sea

Why This Must Be Read: The hardest part about the apocalypse isn't losing Earth. The hardest part is holding everything together afterwards.

Here is solid, aching Cam perspective as the Earth is lost and the survivors scrabble to find new footing on a cut-off Atlantis. Characterization all-round is moving, powerful, and poignant. This is a long, gripping story that ends, despite everything, with Cam's eternal optimism offering hope.

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Memories, by ami_ven (G)

  • Mar. 3rd, 2016 at 12:13 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: team, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ami_ven
Author's Website: ami_ven at AO3
Link: Memories

Why This Must Be Read: It's early Season Seven, with a still mostly amnesiac Daniel...

Team love!

Daniel friendship love!

...Why are you still here? :)

“Who taught you how to drive?” he asked, as Teal’c made a perfect three-point turn back into traffic.

“You did,” said Teal’c, and Daniel smiled, remembering only a little, but enough to count.
figs_sg1_rec: (jack teal'c friendship)
Rec Category: Jack and Teal'c friendship
Categories: drama, hurt/comfort, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: K Hanna Korossy at AO3
Link: An Unexpected Corner of the World

Why This Must Be Read: I love early S1 Teal'c, when our favorite Jaffa is still trying to come to grips with the bizarre world and culture of the Tau'ri. And I love Jack fulfilling his promise to show Teal'c "our world." So this story, where a trip to a hockey game ends in disaster and Teal'c hasn't yet learned to cope with emergencies outside the SGC, is definitely a winner! Add some extra teamy goodness and classic Teal'c pwnage at the end of the fic for an extra treat. :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Jack and Sam friendship
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tielan
Author's Website: Tielan at AO3
Link: Conversations with Sharks (and Biting Back)

Why This Must Be Read: Here is a fantastic look at Sam and Jack in the overtly polite social battlefield of a USAF function, with Jack solidly offering a teammate his support. Sam's thoughts are spot-on and the characterization is perfect. This is Sam and Jack's friendship at its best, with sharp humor and understanding that makes reading this a real pleasure!

"I don’t think we've been introduced," says the Colonel, so bold that Sam finds herself struggling to hide a smile. "Colonel Jack O'Neill, sir. I'm Major Carter's commanding officer on our current project. Unfortunately for Jacob's unborn grandkids, she's far too valuable to our work right now."

Anomia; Antipodes, by catalysticskies

  • Feb. 15th, 2016 at 10:17 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: AU, angst, character study, Daniel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: catalysticskies at AO3
Link: anomia; antipodes

Why This Must Be Read: I have a massive soft spot for Fallen AUs that allow us a deeper exploration into the enigma that is Arrom. This version eventually gets us back into canon, but diverges into a longer time for amnesiac!Daniel with the nomads, including a side-trip to a lost Abydos and the search for himself when he doesn't quite understand what he's seeking. It's a sort of outside perspective of Daniel, with Daniel himself serving as the outside POV, and an interesting read.

They tell him they found him in the outskirts of the city, tell him he must have fallen from the sky. They tell him a lot of things, and he has little else to believe.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Jack, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] gategremlyn
Author's Website: Gategremlyn at AO3
Link: Another Day at the Office

Why This Must Be Read: Enjoy some unabashed teamy goofiness (that is STILL in character) with great Jack POV!

...that's all, really. :)

Yep, it was just another typical day at the office.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Categories: five things, Hammond, Jack, character study
Warnings: references to canonical post-series character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: Splash the Cat at AO3
Link: Five times Walter wished George was back at the SGC

Why This Must Be Read: This shiny new fic is exactly what it says: five times Walter, from Season 8 and onwards, wishes George Hammond was still running the SGC - a bit of wry humor, a generous dose of angst, and Walter as the observer of events. Definitely well worth reading!

Sometime in the middle of SG-1's third mission as a trio, he poked his head into O'Neill's office. "Colonel Carter just called in their check-in, right on time. She said all's clear."

O'Neill blinked at him a moment before biting out a gruff "Thanks," but as Walter eased the door shut he didn't miss the soft sigh of relief. Back at his station, he added a note to the desk log: New task: email O'Neill when SG-1 checks in
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, (emotional) hurt/comfort
Warnings: typical Ori atrocities
Author on LJ: [profile] tarimanveri
Author's Website: Tarimanver at AO3
Link: And Leaves the World to Darkness

Why This Must Be Read: Sometimes SG-1 loses, and sometimes it's the fault of individual choices. Luckily, Daniel has Sam to help pick up the pieces afterwards.

This is bleak and bittersweet, as Sam and Daniel, with perfect characterization, face their failures and the desperate need to just keep going. It's not a happy fic, but it rings all too true and is well worth the read.

Sam is too tired to think that far ahead. When she gets back to earth she’s going to hug Cassie extra hard for the little girl she couldn’t save, and she’ll think of the grave she and Daniel covered with grass in its green and quiet clearing, and she’ll appreciate the closure it’s given her. Then she’ll get on with the fight, whatever it brings.

Home for the Holidays, by Tallulah Rasa (G)

  • Dec. 28th, 2015 at 11:21 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: Jack, Daniel, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: Home for the Holidays

Why This Must Be Read: New Tallulah Rasa fic, whee!

This fic is sheer joy: Jack and Daniel at their absolute best, with dry wit and snark and their shorthand complete understanding of one another. Add a generous dash of humor and a hint of teamy goodness to come, and you're guaranteed a smile by the time you're finished reading this!

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Triggers, by Vicki Turner (PG)

  • Dec. 23rd, 2015 at 12:54 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Angst
Categories: Cassie, Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Bill Lee, Siler, Walter the Chevron Guy, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: Vicki Turner at
Link: Triggers

Why This Must Be Read: Twelve short ficlets about the team and other characters, unexpectedly waylaid by routine matters on Earth that trigger powerful reactions to anyone involved with the Stargate. My favorite ones are Bill's and Walter's (excerpted below), but these are all so powerful: the recognition that once you know what's out there, even the most mundane events can never be quite the same.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: drama, hurt/comfort, AU, angst, ep related, Sam and Janet friendship, character study, original characters
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] gunhilda
Author's Website: SG-1 Fanfiction by Strix varia
Link: The Knife's Edge of Madness or at

Why This Must Be Read: In this powerful piece, Sam manages to escape the hospital in Desperate Measures on her own... but she doesn't get away unscathed.

Take Sam Carter and strip away her memories, her physical health, her very sense of self. Plague her with memories that make no sense and give her no resource to discover the truth. Then sit back and watch as she still is strongly, powerfully Sam, and finds her own way back to her old self and her old life.

I love her determination, her courage, and driving need for discovery. No matter what the circumstances, that aspect of Sam never changes.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Teal'c, team, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] le_russe_satan
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Five secrets Teal'c knows about his teammates

Why This Must Be Read: There are many hidden gems in the Pentagular Gate comm that never got reposted elsewhere. This one is particularly good: Teal'c, contemplating his teammates, and getting them. Too short to quote, so go read and savor.

Shore Leave, by Smilebackwards (G)

  • Nov. 26th, 2015 at 12:02 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Jack, Sheppard, OCs, Landry
Warnings: slight crossover with SGA
Author on LJ: [personal profile] smilebackwards
Author's Website: smilebackwards at AO3
Link: Shore Leave

Why This Must Be Read: I adore competence by SGC personnel, and Jack's whimsical (read: utterly dismissive) perspective on propriety, and yes, I admit to not being particularly fond of Landry. :) And even for a non-SGA-watcher like me, the Sheppard references are easy to follow. Put this all together, and this quick read is guaranteed to make you smile!

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