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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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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Loose Leaf Gridiron, by Caitrin (G)

  • Nov. 8th, 2015 at 1:02 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Cam and Sam friendship
Categories: humor, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ctorres / [personal profile] ct
Author's Website: Fic Index
Link: Loose Leaf Gridiron

Why This Must Be Read: Happy, teamy S9 fic with Sam and Cam front and center, both with their natural competitiveness coming to the fore in an impromptu game of paper football. I love the characterization quirks and the appreciative audience, and even General Landry makes a surprisingly congenial appearance. Guaranteed to make you smile and leave you with happy feelings!


Teal'c interrupted. "I am unfamiliar with the game of paper football."

All heads swiveled towards Teal'c. Finally, Daniel said what Sam herself had been thinking. "I can't believe Jack had eight years and never taught you."
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: character study, Teal'c, Jack, Sam, Daniel, Cam
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] ivorygates
Author's Website: Ivorygates at AO3
Link: Five things SG-1 won't do, no matter what

Why This Must Be Read: Five sharply delicious character observations of Teal'c, Jack, Daniel, Sam, and Cam, all the better for the depth that belies its brevity. The last killer line of Jack's is my favorite, but all of them are powerful. It's a very short read that will linger for a long time.

Do No Harm, by Redbyrd (PG)

  • Sep. 8th, 2015 at 11:11 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: drama, Carolyn Lam, Landry, Daniel, Mitchell
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfiction
Link: Do No Harm

Why This Must Be Read: I love a good outside perspective. This retelling of Prototype, written by the queen of episode-related fic, allows us to see the action through the eyes of Dr. Carolyn Lam. You'll appreciate her civilian views of the moral dilemmas, her surreptitious Cliffs' Notes of names and events, and her own strength of character throughout the drama that plays out in her infirmary.

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Uninhabited Planets, by Magickmoons (PG)

  • Jan. 14th, 2015 at 5:46 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (mitchell)
Rec Category: Cameron and Vala friendship
Categories: angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magickmoons
Author's Website: magickmoons at AO3
Link: Uninhabited Planets

Why This Must Be Read: Adversity brings out the best in both Cam and Vala, as a disaster off-world leaves them confronting their fears... and receiving comfort from one another, as each is perceptive enough to recognize those fears and alleviate them. A really thoughtful, warming fic!


It just figured, too. A nice, quiet uninhabited planet: no Ori, no Lucien operatives, it was supposed to be a walk in the park.

Entangled, by Martha (G)

  • Oct. 28th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: AU, SGA crossover, angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none (but see comment below)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] saffronhouse
Author's Website: Martha at AO3
Link: Entangled

Why This Must Be Read: This is an evocative, melancholy AU in which Daniel becomes, quite literally, Schrodinger's archaeologist forever trapped in a submerged Atlantis. I love Jack's POV, the contributions from the ensemble of characters, the interactions between Jack and Daniel. They are heartbreakingly, perfectly them.

Interestingly, I read this story first and only then discovered that it was apparently written as part of a J/D ficathon back in 2007. I would firmly classify this one as goggles-friendly, but I honestly don't see how this can be anything but friendship. YMMV, natch, and it's a gorgeously ouchy fic either way. :)


It's a rainy day in the Pegasus Galaxy. Good thing the mess is serving tacos.

Committee, by Magickmoons (PG-13)

  • Sep. 9th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (mitchell)
Rec Category: Cameron Mitchell
Categories: Jack, angst, drama, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magickmoons
Author's Website: magickmoons at AO3
Link: Committee

Why This Must Be Read: Treat yourself to a powerfully fraught confrontation between Jack and Cam, as the general reams out the colonel for not taking sufficient care of his kids.

I love this because it reads as painfully real. Jack is wearing two hats here: the one that belongs to the superior officer, and the one who has years of his own experience informing him that leading SG-1 is harder than herding cats. Jack forces Cam to acknowledge the consequences that come with the failure to control his team... but he also commiserates, offering comfort in the perfect Jack-like manner. Excellent stuff!

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W is for Wait What, by Magistrate (PG)

  • May. 21st, 2014 at 2:38 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Cameron Michell
Categories: Jack, team, Landry, Thor, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: W is for Wait What

Why This Must Be Read: Remember Sam and Daniel punking Mitchell in 200 about his parentage?

Take that incident, add Magistrate's devious brain, and stir. Then sit back and enjoy the glee!

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Cherry, by Penknife (G)

  • Dec. 18th, 2013 at 3:04 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Cam and Vala friendship
Categories: absolute fluff, pie!
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] penknife
Author's Website: Penknife at AO3
Link: Cherry

Why This Must Be Read: This ficlet is both literally and figuratively a sweet slice of life, as Cam patiently instructs Vala in the art of making pie.


"Half of this isn't in the instructions your mother sent me."

"Which is why you also have me."
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Janet, Mitchell, AU, episode related, friendship, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] pellucid
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Five Conversations Janet Fraiser and Cameron Mitchell Never Had

Why This Must Be Read: Snapshots of S9-10 in another universe in which Janet doesn't die, and the trust and friendship that develops between her and Cameron Mitchell. An absolute must for anyone who loves the Little Doc, and an excellent read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (mitchell)
Rec Category: Cameron Mitchell
Categories: team, Reynolds, action/adventure
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] campylobacter
Author's Website: Campylobacter at AO3
Link: N is for What Do You Call Him?

Why This Must Be Read: It doesn't matter if he's called Cam, Cameron, Mitchell, or even New Guy - he gets his teammates in all their individual glory!

I love fics that plunge you right into the middle of the action, and I love competence, and I love fics that show how much they all know each other. This fic has all three! Throw in some bonus Reynolds and a little extra drama, and you've got a short, fun story that you can visualize playing onscreen.


Reynolds moans and sets down his radio. "Can't get a twenty on any of my team through this EM interference. And when I can pick up anything, everyone sounds like a prepubescent robot low on batteries."

"Lemme give it a shot." Cam adjusts his earpiece and thumbs on his radio. "Sierra Golf Uno, this is your leader. Report."

Those Eyebrows-!, by Pepper (G)

  • Oct. 28th, 2012 at 5:47 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Cam and Daniel friendship
Categories: humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: My Stories
Link: Those Eyebrows-!

Why This Must Be Read: Fanboy!Mitchell is always my favorite incarnation of Cam. So here he is, all shiny and new, gleefully watching Daniel do his diplomatic thing and having the time of his life. Lots of snark, great banter, and an extra dollop of teamy goodness with Sam and Teal'c at the end. Squee!


Cam couldn't help but grin, grimy and exhausted though he was. "That was my first simple-mission-that-went-to-hell," he said, proudly.

Drag and Lift, by Cantarina (PG-13)

  • Sep. 10th, 2012 at 11:48 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Sam and Cam friendship
Categories: pre-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] cantarina
Author's Website: Cantarina at AO3
Link: Drag and Lift

Why This Must Be Read: This is wonderful Sam and Cam pre-series friendship, complete with S9 coda. With stellar characterization and excellent dialogue, this fic is a marvelous exploration of competitiveness, support, and true companionship.


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V is for Video Games, by Gingasaur (PG)

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 3:23 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c pwnage)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Cam, Siler, humor, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] gingasaur
Author's Website: at AO3
Link: V is for Video Games

Why This Must Be Read: Have some sheer S10 team glee complete with killer bunnies,video game hacking, and the ultimate Teal'c pwnage, all from poor Cam's POV. An absolute joy!


“You’re supposed to play Teal’c when?”

“Thursday.”

Siler laughs, perhaps louder than he meant to. He clears his throat. “Sorry, sir.”

A Pleasant Road, by Aces (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2012 at 8:54 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Cam friendship
Categories: post series, character study, angst
Warnings: spoilers for Continuum, including canonical deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] wishfulaces
Author's Website: Aces at AO3
Link: A Pleasant Road

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is twisty and heartachy and comforting, all at once: Cam in Continuum, missing Teal'c and thinking of would-have-beens; an older Cam in the loop-within-the-loop, agonizing over what-there-is; and the happy ending of a Cam and Teal'c afterwards, looking forward to what-can-be.

Lovely word pictures, a shared love for the planet, and the spare, unspoken friendship of a road trip make this a story to truly savor.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: five things, Cam, OCs, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] iawenbemerry
Author's Website:
Link: Three People, Two People

Why This Must Be Read: Take a good look at Cam through the eyes of five people: three who thought he'd never walk again, and two who thought he would. Deft, thoughtful, and ultimately triumphant.

Detour, by Penknife (G)

  • Apr. 23rd, 2012 at 11:17 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (vala fanfic)
Rec Category: Cam and Vala friendship
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] penknife
Author's Website: Penknife at AO3
Link: Detour

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a sweet little offworld ficlet that showcases an observant, intelligent Vala and a Cam who recognizes the method behind her deviousness. Delightfully, perfectly them!


He looks up and sees Vala watching him, her expression just a little too perceptive.

Untitled Cam-Teal'c ficlet, by Rainer76 (PG)

  • Mar. 19th, 2012 at 10:43 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Cam friendship
Categories: character study, ep related
Warnings: some profanity
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rainer76
Author's Website: Rainer76 at AO3
Link: Untitled Cam-Teal'c ficlet

Why This Must Be Read: Here is a superb opportunity to watch Teal'c watching Cam Mitchell, in the very early days of S9 before SG-1 becomes a team again. Teal'c's observations, doubts, and ultimate appreciation of Cam's raw courage and determination are a double treat: they showcase Teal'c's insight, and teach us much of Teal'c himself, at one and the same time.

Read this for Teal'c's thoughts on Cam, and the very beginning of a friendship. That tag line, with all its many meanings, is a real keeper.


Cameron Mitchell wasn't afraid of dying. Teal'c needed to know if he was equally determined to keep himself - and this team - alive.
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Daniel
Categories: Mitchell, Daniel and Cam friendship, character study, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] dani_the_girl
Author's Website: unknown
Link: The Circumference of Darkness

Why This Must Be Read: This fic, told from Mitchell's POV, offers a superb insight into Daniel, his time with the Ancients, and his reaction and advice regarding Khalek. This is the kind of characterization that slots so neatly into canon that it clicks and becomes a kind of canon of your own. Thoughtful Cam, sharp Daniel -- all good. :)


Daniel laughs softly as they sit. "You'd think that the whole ascended descended thing would hit the limit for people being weirded out by me, but I guess not."

"They're not used to Daniel Jackson the shoot first variety, I guess," Cam returns.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Daniel, Sam, Teal'c, Vala, Mitchell, Cassie, post-series
Warnings: reference to assault
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lolmac
Author's Website: [profile] bethinexile
Link: The Cat Came Back and The Cat Came Back Again

Why This Must Be Read: This hilarious sendup of Ascension began as commentfic from Thothmes and was expanded into a full-blown, delicious-beyond-words story by Beth. Take typical cat traits and add Ascended Daniel to the mix, and you get... well, this! Laugh-out-loud antics that are still perfectly in character, from visits to Jack in Washington to harassing Mitchell in his dress uniform. Add Sam as head of the SGC and Vala and Teal'c and Cassie for good measure, tie up a loose end from Ark of Truth, and you end up with a marvelously entertaining story that I just couldn't wait to rec.

Edit: And for Thothmes' hilarious Jack-and-Daniel (and Nyan!) epilogue, don't miss this!

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Lost Over Time, by SG Betty (PG)

  • Feb. 14th, 2011 at 1:17 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam daniel s1)
Rec Category: Gen
Categories: Mitchell, Sam and Daniel friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Author's Website: Fiction Index / Vid Index
Link: Lost Over Time

Why This Must Be Read: This is a gorgeous post-series Sam and Daniel friendship piece, with Cam as the catalyst to help the Wonder Twins remember that there's still a little wonder left in the universe. Gentle, thoughtful, bittersweet, and feeling just right.

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Visting Hours, by Teand (PG)

  • Dec. 22nd, 2010 at 4:00 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Mitchell, Sam, Daniel, Vala, Tela'c, humor, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] teand
Author's Website: Fanfiction Index
Link: Visiting Hours

Why This Must Be Read: Here, have some absolute team glee as Cameron is forced to under 48 hours of supervision in a very... fraught hospital room, and the team does its shameless best to mitigate his stay. Smuggled meals, wheelchair races, hacked networks, card games... Hilarious, perfectly in character, and an absolute joy!


By the time Teal'c had to leave, Cam was down four million and seventy-four dollars, two dog watches, and a bag of cheese puffs. Teal'c disliked the ratio of cheese to crunch on the sticks.

Hypotheticals, by SG_Betty (PG)

  • Dec. 15th, 2010 at 11:08 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (mitchell)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Mitchell, Daniel, post-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Author's Website: Fiction Index/Video Index
Link: Hypotheticals

Why This Must Be Read: In this thoughtful post-Ark of Truth story, Cameron is perceptive enough to recogize certain warning signals regarding Dr. Daniel Jackson and head him off at the pass. I love the deliberate calm of Cameron here, the gradual spreading of his spinning web to include the entire team, and his wry acknowledgment that of course Daniel would never leave things as they are. Excellently insightful, and well worth the read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sg-1 awesome)
Rec Category: Team
Pairing: none
Categories: team, humor, fluff
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] fridayschild85
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Five Foods (Besides Macaroons) Someone on SG-1 Made for a Team Member

Why This Must Be Read: From Jack's first disastrous barbecue to Vala baking pie to Cam's mother's recipe, here are five delightful times when a member of SG-1 prepared food for the others. Fridayschild spans ten years and multiple team incarnations, and every one of these is a pleasure!

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