figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2017-09-07 10:56 am

Five Things Vala Would..., by Grammarwoman (PG)

Rec Category: Vala Mal Doran
Categories: Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Cam, Jack, character study, five things
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Author's Website: Fic and Vid List
Link: Four things Vala would miss about Earth if she left & one that she wouldn't

Why This Must Be Read: This is an excellent character study of Vala as outsider, considering her options and the people she's met on Earth. Her thoughts on Sam are my favorite, but they're all very well done with stellar characterization!

Vala had a series of escape plans worked out even before she stepped through the Gate that first time to Daniel's world, plans that were discarded and replaced on her initial evaluation of the layout of the SGC. As her stay with the Tau'ri went on, the constant calculations for strategic withdrawal running through her head became a soothing background noise. A jarring note introduced itself, though, when she realized how much she would miss what she would be leaving behind.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
2017-08-28 03:43 pm

Not Even Tuesday, by SallyMN (PG)

Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: team, Cam, humor, Siler
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] sallymn
Author's Website: Sally M at AO3
Link: Not Even Tuesday

Why This Must Be Read: General!Jack comes to the rescue of a very frazzled Mitchell in an extremely wacky situation... which is probably just another day in the life of SG-1, really. :)

Great Jack voice, delicious humor, and bonus deadpan Siler for the win!

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
2017-08-15 08:45 pm

The Standard of Comparison, by Otter (PG)

Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, horror
Warnings: major character deaths
Author's Journal: [personal profile] agentotter
Author's Website: [ 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.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
2017-07-13 08:46 pm

Lesson Learned, by JDJunkie (G)

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.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
2017-07-06 12:06 pm

N is for Nishta, by Pepper (G)

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.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2017-06-29 04:24 pm

Snapshot, by regentzilla (G)

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)
2017-06-26 11:14 pm

Warriors of Great Skill and Cunning, by Curuchamion (G)

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)
2017-05-07 11:01 am

Chicken Soup for the Colonel's Soul, by Ami Ven (G)

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.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2017-05-04 07:22 pm

K is for Kinship, by Ivorygates (PG)

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.
figs_sg1_rec: (cassie)
2017-04-30 08:01 pm

Childhood Culture, by Ami Ven (G)

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!

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
2017-04-09 09:46 pm

The Easy Choice, by Christina K (G)

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)
2017-03-23 12:24 pm

The Case Of The Missing Jello, by Amathela (PG)

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. :)

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel mortal peril)
2017-03-19 08:15 pm

Rebound, by Jb (PG-13)

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... )
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
2017-02-27 12:02 pm

The Ghost Dance, by Nanda (PG)

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... )
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
2017-02-21 11:25 am

Taking Care, by Dorothy Marley (PG)

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)
2017-01-30 10:49 am

Life According to Daniel Jackson, by Darthneko (G)

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.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
2017-01-29 11:01 am

Baba Yaga’s Recipe Book, by Lokei (G)

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)
2017-01-16 10:29 am

P is for Plan (and also for Pie), by Tallulah Rasa (G)

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.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
2016-12-20 01:19 pm

The Art of the Return, by Artaxastra (G)

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... )
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
2016-12-15 06:48 pm

Flashback, by Ellijay (PG-13)

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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