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: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: episode related, character study, Kasuf, futurefic
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: Fire and Calm

Why This Must Be Read: This gorgeously splendid character study takes Bra'tac's first journey to Kheb, the ultimate destruction and mass Ascension of Abydos, and seamlessly fuses them together into a beautiful exploration of choice, perspective, age, and progress.

Both Bra'tac and Kasuf are courageous mentors who watched their disciples and children soar to greater heights. Here, Magistrate does justice to both of them.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: drama, ep related, Bra'tac, team, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfic
Link: at LJ or on Redbyrd's website

Why This Must Be Read: I have often called Redbyrd one of the queens of gen fic, particularly of the ep-related variety. This wonderful long story is a case in point, as we see the events of Maternal Instinct unfold through Teal'c's eyes. The excellent use of Bra'tac's reactions, thoughts on Jaffa culture, and Teal'c's perspective all put a new twist on a classic episode!

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: AU, drama, episode related, Baal, Bra'tac, Qetesh, Vala Mal Doran, Apophis
Warnings: minor AU character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] aurora_novarum
Author's Website: List of My Stories / Aurora at AO3
Link: Path of Good Intentions

Why This Must Be Read: I believe this fic is actually unique: an exploration of Teal'c's life in the alternate timeline of Continuum, when Baal is playing with foreknowledge and already has his eye on the young Jaffa he wants to claim as his own First Prime.

This is a great sketch of Teal'c's experiences of Baal's cold manipulations, the way the timeline keeps twisting away from reality, and the underlying Goa'uld hubris that is actually creating the potential for Baal's eventual defeat. Add great cameos by Brat'ac and Vala (complete with a perfectly sensible handwaving of that "fifty years" quote) and a perfectly in-character Teal'c, and your only regret will be that Aurora didn't make this fic any longer!

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figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: post-series, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: Infanity
Link: B is for Bureaucracy (Pournelle's Iron Law)

Why This Must Be Read: I have a soft spot for stories which highlight the Free Jaffa and their unerring ability to do everything the hard way. Freedom is never easy - including the inevitable bureaucracy that it spawns!

Read this for the wry humor, for Bra'tac's wisdom and sheer common sense, and for the automatic empathy you will feel for poor Ja'tal for being where we've all been before. :)


Bra'tac gripped his shoulder. "Welcome to the revolution, my boy."
figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: character study, Teal'c, Apophis, pre-series, post-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: U is for Unspoken

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fabulous sketch of Bra'tac, arcing across the decades and played against a strong theme of silence: his first stirrings of doubt as a chal'ti, his lonely search for fellow rebels, his initial observations of Teal'c and then of the Tau'ri. Thothmes finishes with a lovely scene of Teal'c and Bra'tac together, content in silent contemplation of their ultimate victory in achieving freedom.

(Literally) quietly triumphant, and a read to savor.

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figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: Teal'c, post-series, friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] paian
Author's Website: Fic Index
Link: Y is for Years

Why This Must Be Read: This thoughtful character sketch is sheer joy: Teal'c and Bra'tac, quietly triumphant after all their struggles when they truly come home. Gorgeous, introspective friendship, a genuine look at the repercussions of what they've endured over the years, and a delightfully happy ending for them both. You'll want to hug this fic, and Bra'tac and Teal'c, too!


Never had they met this way without another battle on the near horizon. Never had they met this way in a time of peace. Never, in all their lives, had they known a time of peace.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Okay, yes, I host the Alphabet Soup and am a very smug enabler here. Expect more Bra'tac recs this month!

Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: General Hammond, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] gategremlyn
Author's Website: Master Post
Link: S is for Scrutiny

Why This Must Be Read: This wonderful episode tag gives us a truly proper meeting between Bra'tac and "Hammond of Texas" after the events of Within the Serpent's Grasp/Serpent's Lair. You'll love the mutual respect, the unstated humor, the wry acknowledgment of the nature and challenge of leadership. It's a real treat to see the first encounter between these two, and you'll be left with a smile on your face when you're done!


“I am Jaffa, Hammond of Texas, but I am just one Jaffa who does what he can—although I do not let my pupils learn of this until after their training is complete. And I am also bald.” His grin lit up his face. “Is it possible we old men are bald for the same reason?”
figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: team, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] aurora_novarum
Author's Website: List of My Stories
Link: Bra'tac's Bomb

Why This Must Be Read: Because Bra'tac is awesome. And there is teamy goodness. And things go *boom*!

Really, who needs to know more than that? :)
figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c inscrutable)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: pre-series, character study, Bra'tac, drama
Warnings: reference to typical Goa'uld atrocities
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: Many Have Said

Why This Must Be Read: This is an absolutely glorious journey together with Teal'c, following the steps he trod on the road to rebellion. Here is the year between Ra's fall and COTG, from the perspective of a First Prime recognizing the repercussions of the death of the Supreme System Lord. The leaps from one scene to the next will leave you as breathless as Teal'c, leading up to that pivotal moment when he recognizes Jack as someone he can trust and follow. This is classic Magistrate fic: well-written, thought provoking, and perfectly in character.

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Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: Teal'c, Bra'tac, pre-series, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] rigel_7
Author's Website: Fanfiction Index
Link: G is for Glory

Why This Must Be Read: I love stories that explore pre-series Teal'c and his path to rebellion. Here, Rigel gives us a superb exchange between Bra'tac and Teal'c on the eve of battle, with Bra'tac planting the first hints of unease and critical thinking. The rhythm of their language, their mindset, the uncertainty -- it's all beautifully rendered, and well worth reading.

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figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: SGA, humor, Bra'tac, post-series, Teyla, Ronon, Teal'c
Warnings: crossover with SGA
Author on LJ: [info]kormantic
Author's Website: the skalab</td>
Link: Contemporary Wushu

Why This Must Be Read: This fic sparkles with the subtler kind of humor, with Teyla and Teal'c providing amused commentary as Bra'tac teaches Ronon a thing or two about sly old codgers and their tricks. Teyla and Teal'c friendship is always a treasure, and so is Bra'tac awesomeness. Put it all together, and this fic is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

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figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Teal'c, Bra'tac, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Of Honey Cakes and Honor

Why This Must Be Read: There is so much to love about this little ficlet: the glimpse of everyday Jaffa life, young!Teal'c and his honest courage, Bra'tac's shrewd eye and deliberately heavy hand. The last paragraph is icing on the honey cake... or the doughnut. :) Read and enjoy!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri's rebellion)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Sha're, Bra'tac, drama, AU
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] annerbhp
Author's Website: Fic Master List
Link: Let Us Begin

Why This Must Be Read: I have been waiting to rec this fabulous ficlet ever since Annerb wrote it. It's Bratac and Sha're on the run, chased by Amaunet's former slaves. There is such power to Sha're here -- her courage, her inner strength, her direct honesty and her ability to rise above adversity. You'll be blown away by Annerb's ability to spin an entire backstory out for us in so few words, and I know you'll join me in hoping that we'll get more of this superb AU!


Bra’tac felt a smile tug at his lips. “Come, kinswoman,” he said, wrapping his arm around her waist. “If your husband’s people have taught me anything, it is of the value of never letting your step falter, no matter how steep the terrain.”

Her smile was grim, but her voice steady. “Then let us begin.”
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: AU
Categories: team, five things, Sha're, Bra'tac, Catherine Longford, McKay, Paul Davis, Kawalsky, Ferretti
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] tafkarfanfic
Author's Website: tafkar's writing
Link: Five Teams SG-1 Wasn't

Why This Must Be Read: I love the format Tafkar uses here, as five different AUs cope with the same scenario off-world and we see them succeed or fail, depending on the makeup of SG-1. With just a few short paragraphs, Tafkar manages to sketch entire backstories of the different teams and how they came to work together. Some will amuse you, some will make you wince, but you'll enjoy every one!

(And if the Sha're one is my favorite, you'll all forgive me, right?)


"Next time you must duck more quickly, Colonel Jackson," Bra'tac said.
figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c jack icecream)
Rec Category: Jack and Teal'c friendship
Pairing: none
Categories: Jack and Teal'c friendship, Jack O'Neill, Teal'c, Bra'tac, humor, gen, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lovellama
Author's Website: Josephine's Gate
Link: Warriors Playing at Gentlemen

Why This Must Be Read: Because Jack introduces Teal'c to golf, and everything is better with C4!

...What? You need more? :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (jacob bra'tac awesome overload)
Rec Category: Gen
Pairing: none
Categories: gen, General Hammond, Jacob, Bra'tac, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp
Author's Website: Fic Master List
Link: Xenophilia

Why This Must Be Read: Well, this has to be fanfic, because if Jacob and George and Bra'tac were in a single scene together, the screen would likely explode from the sheer combined awesomeness. :)

But seriously, this little ficlet is absolutely delightful: George Hammond, Bra'tac, and Jacob and Selmac, drinking alien scotch off-world and pretending to be grumpy old men. What's not to love?

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figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Pairing: none
Categories: Bra'tac, character study, original character, pre-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] _minxy_
Author's Website: fic post
Link: Footsoldiers on Uneven Ground

Why This Must Be Read: Minxy offers us an intriguing glimpse of pre-series Bra'tac, as he quietly talks with the brave woman who dared to step through the Stargate, small child in tow, to seek refuge on Chulak after Cronus had her husband put to death.

Minxy lovingly invests a crucial, cryptic figure of Teal'c's past with strength of character and clear-eyed vision. Bra'tac moves through the stylized motions of convention, but Mehr'auc rejects the convenience and comfort of a marriage offer, determined to wage her own wars of honor. Their conversation is a stately dance of point and counter-point; we see the first subtle seeds of questioning planted in Bra'tac's mind, and watch the first tendrils of connection between Teal'c and Bra'tac root themselves into the future.

I love fics that give us insights into what shaped the characters we know and love. In Footsoldiers on Uneven Ground, Minxy shows us the people that Bra'tac and Teal'c were, and how they might have grown into the people we so admire. Read this one thoughtfully, and enjoy!

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figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Pairing: none
Categories: Bra'tac, Daniel Jackson, character study, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077
Author's Website: Fic post
Link: Weep Not For the Past

Why This Must Be Read: This fic has one of my favorite friendships: Bra'tac and Daniel. I love how their relationship evolved over ten years, and this lovely vignette, which steals a moment of time in Threads, is a fascinating look at how very far both of them have come.

Daniel, unsettled and uncertain, retreats to the sanctuary of his office as he grapples with his return to the mortal plane and the momentous events that have occurred in his absence. Bra'tac discovers him there, and their brief exchange touches upon faith, and the purpose of history, and the nature of truth and belief.

Its very brevity gives this ficlet its power. Read this one thoughtfully, and savor.

Bra'tac examined him closely, then placed his hand on Daniel's chest and Daniel imagined he could feel his heart thudding against his ribcage beneath the man's palm. "Believe in this. And believe in those who would stand by your side."
figs_sg1_rec: (jacob bra'tac awesome overload)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Pairing: none
Categories: Bra'tac, Jacob Carter, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kormantic
Author's Website: the skalab
Link: Kli'mal

Why This Must Be Read: Because Bra'tac rocks.

So does Jacob Carter.

And in this delightful ficlet, Kormantic gives us both of both of these old coots, facing each other across a game of strategy with skill and respect and the glint of challenge in their eyes.

SG-1 can only stand back in awe, and smile. And you will, too.
figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Pairing: none
Categories: Bra'tac, Ry'ac, Drey'auc, episode related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fic
Link: First Lessons

Why This Must Be Read: This engaging story was inspired by discussion at [livejournal.com profile] redial_the_gate over the decision to leave Drey'auc and Ry'ac behind in Bloodlines, when Hammond had specifically instructed SG-1 to bring them back to Earth. ...Okay, it was mostly  inspired by my complaint that Ry'ac was more of a plot device than a character. Do you think I'm complaining that I got Redbyrd fic out of it? :)

The story is initially about Ry'ac and his childish understanding of events, and it's a joy to read about Drey'auc's fiery determination and Ry'ac's perception of the Jaffa and the Tau'ri. But as I commented when Redbyrd first wrote this, Bra'tac shamelessly steals the limelight the moment he appears in the fic, as we get a delightful peek at the methods of the man who carefully, skillfully trained Teal'c - not just as a warrior, but as the leader of the rebellion.

First Lessons is nice backstory in a missing scene, written with Redbyrd's usual attention to detail and canon. And it's got great Bra'tac, being awesome as usual. What more could you want?

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figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Pairing none
Categories: Bra'tac, Daniel Jackson, gen, vignette, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout
Author's Website: Linguistic Prostitution
Link: Underestimate

Why This Must Be Read: I confess that Holdouttrout chose to write this prompt for LeapGate at my request. I have a not-so-secret delight for fics that feature Daniel and Bra'tac working together with mutual respect, and Holdouttrout delivers great banter and action, with just the right sprinkling of humor.

(Because you just know that Teal'c introduced Bra'tac to his VCR...)

Read this one and smile, because really, Bra'tac always rocks. :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Pairing: none
Categories: Bra'tac, Samantha Carter, gen, character study, futurefic
Warnings: references to SGA S4
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077
Author's Website: fic post
Link: Journey of a Thousand Years

Why This Must Be Read: This quiet, thoughtful ficlet offers us a glimpse of forward motion, as Sam chats quietly with Bra'tac about the current state of the Jaffa nation, the slow and marvelous nature of change, and the occasional necessity of baby steps. With Teal'c's toddler grandchild to serve as tangible metaphor to their discussion, and the joyful acceptance of infinite possibilities, Journey of a Thousand Years is a lovely snapshot of the future that we all hope is in store for our favorite characters.

"After all I have seen," Bra'tac says finally, and Sam can hear the pride in his voice, "I believe anything to be possible."
figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
I am honored to introduce a brand new category: Bra'tac recs! Someone had to teach Teal'c how to be so awesome, after all. :)

And this marks two years of reccing in this marvelous community. Thanks for putting me up with me, guys.  (We're celebrating over at my place!)

Rec Category: Bra'tac
Pairing none
Categories: Bra'tac, Teal'c, Rak'nor, gen, futurefic, character study
Warnings: spoilers for S10's Line in the Sand
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] _minxy_
Author's Website: Fic post
Link: The God of Poets Has Two Hands

Why This Must Be Read: This thoughtfully eloquent fic shows us the future of the galaxy through Bra'tac's eyes: his thoughts on humans, on the Jaffa's world-building, on Teal'c, on leadership, on himself... and on the creation and formation of legend. Minxy uses the intriguing vehicle of a human bard singing of Teal'c and Thilana (one of the most engaging guest stars in S10) as a backdrop to Bra'tac's thoughts, and you'll find yourself equally fascinated by the lilting language of the ballad and Bra'tac's memories.

For an extra treat, Minxy wrote DVD commentary on this marvelous story. Read both of them carefully - they're a tribute to a wonderful character and his amazing journey.

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figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c)

Rec Category: Teal’c

Pairing: Teal'c/Drey'auc

Categories: Teal’c, Bra'tac, angst, drama, character study, pre-series

Warnings: none

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] beatrice_otter

Author's Website: Beatrice Otter's stories at ff.net

Link: Pale Battalions

 

Why This Must Be Read: Teal'c goes home after a glorious battle in Apophis' name.

 

Too many people forget that Teal'c carries the burden of decades of personal history in the service of Apophis. In Pale Battalions, Beatrice Otter gives us a younger Teal'c, going through the motions – not quite ready to rebel, but all too aware that something is wrong.

 

There's bleakness contrasted by the easy convictions of those around him, and the hollowness of victory and reward when flashbacks of death still haunt him. This isn't the Teal'c we know, not yet – but this is the man who will become that Teal'c, and it's marvelous to catch a glimpse of the stirring of doubt and disillusion.

 

This story was remixed into the incredible None But Ourselves by [livejournal.com profile] cofax7, which carries the painful thread of this forward to SG-1's time. But Pale Battalions is a weighty, thoughtful piece in its own right: a Teal'c who wonders, and watches, but still goes through the motions. Read this one and savor.

 

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