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.

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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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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 FF.net
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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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Jack, Sam, Jonas, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] poohmusings
Author's Website: Karen T at AO3
Link: Sing Me Your Songs of Joyous Wonder (or The Time the Universe Decided to Take Revenge on a Pissy Jack O'Neill)

Why This Must Be Read: Enjoy some early S6 teamy silliness with a grumpy Jack, bemused Sam, wildly enthusiastic Jonas, and a long-suffering Hammond. Because you just know that something like this happened to SG-1 at least once!

Carter popped up behind his right shoulder -- okay, seriously, how the hell were they able to keep sneaking up on him like that?! -- to say, "You're fine, Jonas. That BDU's perfect." Then, after Jonas' smile had returned and he wandered off to mess with his pack, she added, for Jack's ears only, "Be nice, sir."

"I'm always nice, Carter," he snapped, which, of course, only proved her point.

Z is for Zat, by Nightspear (PG)

  • May. 14th, 2014 at 10:57 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: character study, friendship, Jack, Sam, Teal'c
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] night_spear1287
Author's Website: List of Stories
Link: Z is for Zat

Why This Must Be Read: An excellent look at Jonas and his gradual progression from frightened outsider to team member, touched with his own perspective on the nature of choice and responsibility. Jack is perfectly in character here, as is Sam and Teal'c. This is a good, solid S6 fic that does Jonas (and the team) justice.

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After Every War, by Magistrate (PG)

  • Dec. 10th, 2013 at 7:28 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: AU, angst, character study, original character, Daniel, Jonas, Teal'c, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: After Every War

Why This Must Be Read: When you can literally never go home again, how do you ground yourself? Where do you begin, and where will your journey take you? In this beautiful, deep story, many characters, both original and canon, ask themselves those questions. This fic is adult in the best sense of the word: intelligent, thought-provoking, with no easy answers.

Enjoy early S7 Teal'c, Daniel, a slightly AU Jonas, and several fascinating original characters, complete with excellent world-building, as they seek an answer to those questions... and find unexpected companionship along the way.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Gen
Categories: Catherine Langford, Cassandra Fraiser, Sarah Gardner, Loran, Jennifer Hailey, Jonas Quinn, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic List
Link: Star Light, Star Bright

Why This Must Be Read: Minor characters deserve focus, too. Here, Stringertheory offers an enchanting character sketch of six characters - four women, two men - whose lives are both touched by the Stargate and tied to the stars. From gentle to bittersweet to angsty and back again, each of these is a deft portrait of the characters we meet and then often forget after the episode ends.

There are so many small moments that created the path her life has taken. Some of them were missteps or stumbles, but they were all heading in the same direction: toward the stars.

D is for Diner, by Resurgamlaura (G)

  • Jul. 9th, 2013 at 3:54 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Sam and Jonas friendship, ep related, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] resurgamlaura
Author's Website: unknown
Link: D is for Diner

Why This Must Be Read: This is a thoughtfully deep glimpse into Jonas' mind: cultural conflicts, memories of what's lost, and the comfort of a good friend in Sam. A touch of humor, a dash of angst, and French fries for good measure: this is a relatively short vignette that holds a surprising amount of depth, and is well worth reading.

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The L Words, by Gravity (G)

  • Jul. 5th, 2012 at 10:09 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Jonas, team, friendship, angst, ep related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] grav_ity
Author's Website: Gravity Not Included
Link: The L Words

Why This Must Be Read: Grav touches lightly, one drabble at a time, on Jonas Quinn: his initial loneliness on Earth, the wonder of slow friendship and acceptance, the bittersweet, full circle return to Langara when "home" isn't so easy to define any more. Lovely, deft, and layered, and well worth the read.

"Carter, why are we lost?”

“There’s too much magnetic interference on this planet for our compasses to – .”

“Why’s it always magnets? Jonas, what do you think?”

This is when Jonas knows he’s part of the team.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Jonas friendship
Categories: Jack and Teal'c friendship, ep related, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] chocolatekettle
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: J is for Jonas (and Jaffa, and Jack)

Why This Must Be Read:If you've ever wondered why Teal'c would urge Jack to consider accepting Jonas as a teammate, Chocolate Kettle does a superb job of getting into Teal'c's head and giving us a rational, in-character explanation. Add stellar Teal'c and Jack interaction and an extra dash of poignancy, and you've got a real keeper.

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Insider Info, by Pepper (G)

  • Jan. 12th, 2012 at 11:41 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c inscrutable)
Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Categories: Walter, Jonas, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: Pepper on AO3
Link: Insider Info

Why This Must Be Read: In Descent, Jonas mentions that he was warned about Teal'c's sense of humor. Who else could have supplied him with such crucial insider information, if not Walter the Chevron Guy?

Try this ficlet for a fun, quick read that will leave you with a smile on your face!

Full disclaimer: I was lucky enough to inspire this. :)

"Everyone here must be alert and ready for anything to happen," he said, portentously. "Anything. At any moment, there could be an event that threatens the safety of our entire world." There was a slight pause, in which they both seemed to be waiting for an apocalypse. There was a distinct lack of apocalypsii. "Any moment," reiterated Walter, firmly. "We just don't know when."

Y is for Yes Man, by Thothmes (PG)

  • Dec. 19th, 2011 at 7:18 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas, Jack, Sam, character study, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Y is for Yes Man

Why This Must Be Read: Thothmes offers a very insightful glimpse of Jonas and his first days on SG-1, particularly his working relationship with Jack. It takes an honest conversation with Sam, and some extra courage from Jonas, to finally bridge the gap. This is the kind of in-between scene that you wish we'd seen on the show, so it's a good thing Thothmes wrote it for us! :)

Jonas tried on the label, and found it fit, and found that he didn’t like it.

Tartan, by Abyssis (G)

  • Dec. 13th, 2011 at 12:54 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c inscrutable)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas, Teal'c, humor, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] abyssinia4077
Author's Website: Masterlist of Fanfic
Link: Tartan

Why This Must Be Read: Jonas. Teal'c. Kilts.

Need I say more? :)

Bonus Daniel and Bra'tac fic at the same link!

N is for New, by Redbyrd (G)

  • Dec. 7th, 2011 at 2:19 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas, Hammond, Teal'c, Sam
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfiction
Link: N is for New

Why This Must Be Read: The morning after Jonas first gets official permission to stay on Earth as a refugee: Hammond at his classy best, Teal'c at his most perceptive, Sam still hurting, Jonas astonished at this very new world. Redbyrd's fics always do a marvelous job of filling in the corners of canon, and this one is no exception.

"Teal'c," a light voice sounded behind him. "Jonas," the tone flattened as Major Carter recognized him.

"MajorCarter," Teal'c said, inclining his head gravely. "Please join us."

Jonas thought she looked like she'd rather be shot, but she set down her tray beside him and pulled out a chair.

Sound, by Cyren (PG-13)

  • Dec. 5th, 2011 at 10:24 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas, Mackenzie, ep related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] cyren_2132
Author's Website: fanfic tag
Link: Sound

Why This Must Be Read: Short, honest, and hurting, as Dr. MacKenzie helps Jonas recognize the nature of PTSD and the painful memories of the events of Meridian.

I love fics that recognize that Jonas acted as an untrained civilian in a crisis, and not out of cowardice. (And that recognize that MacKenzie has to be good at his job, or he wouldn't have been part of the SGC for at least seven years!) Very real, and very good.

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For Each Other, by Aces (PG)

  • Nov. 17th, 2011 at 6:21 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam jack genfic)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: friendship, humor, multiple eras
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] wishfulaces
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: For Each Other

Why This Must Be Read: Read this one for the sheer joy of teamy goodness, whether it's early season flavor, S6 flavor, or General Jack flavor. Great Sam perspective and undeniable team love!

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figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Jonas, drama, angst, hurt/comfort, apocafic
Warnings: language, torture
Author on LJ: [profile] vixys
Author's Website: Master fic list
Link: Now is the Winter

Why This Must Be Read: Jonas on Langara. Under the Ori.

This story will dig at you, until you are aching together with Jonas and shivering in the cold. Hope and despair, driven determination, utilizing the knowledge he gained through SG-1 as well as the bitter remnants of Nirrti's manipulations -- this is Jonas Quinn, very bloody but definitely unbowed, struggling for freedom for his people.

Long. Intense. Good.

Word spreads of a man who blazes in his disbelief, and has not been struck down.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: Sam, Teal'c, episode related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] beanpot
Author's Website: Master List of Fics
Link: They're waiting all the same, with their flashlights and their semaphores

Why This Must Be Read: This fic draws you in deeply, as we follow Sam and Teal'c always searching, always hoping for a glimpse of Jonas in the aftermath of Langara's fall in S10. Nobody left behind includes Jonas, too, and Sam and Teal'c never stop trying to find him -- even after the aching breaking point, and even when hope seems lost.

If you hated the casual dismissal of a long-time friend and ally in S10, then this story will soothe you with its friendship and teamy goodness!

For a second, she had been sure it was Jonas, and now she thought that maybe – just maybe - he was out there and not among the fallen.
figs_sg1_rec: (thor happy)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: futurefic, team, humor, friendship, Cassie, Jonas
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] tarimanveri
Author's Website: [profile] tarimanveri_fic
Link: Five Ways It ALL Ended Happily

Why This Must Be Read: Exactly what it says on the tin: five delightful happy endings for the team, for Cassie, for Jonas. From the silliness of the "Fairway to Heaven" to the triumph of Langara's resistance of the Ori to the sweetness of Cassie joining the SGC, every one of these is guaranteed to make you smile!

The first annual invitational interplanetary golf tournament tees off from the base of the ramp at Stargate Command and snowballs from there, quickly becoming known to its participants as “Fairway to Heaven” and expanding in its second year to include the Pegasus galaxy. The annual Intergalactic Invitational becomes something of a bureaucratic nightmare for the Pentagon and the IOA (although the SGC doesn’t mind the extra work), but as it happens, the tournament continually provides such a boost to Earth’s off-world public relations that they can’t shut it down. Besides, competitive sports turn out to be remarkably effective in uniting the fractious Jaffa and in promoting friendship between suspicious neighbours across the ‘Gate network.

C is for Crafts, by Shinealightonme (G)

  • Dec. 16th, 2010 at 5:06 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: team, Jonas, humor, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] shinealightonme
Author's Website: fanfiction master list
Link: C is for Crafts

Why This Must Be Read: This fun, fluffy fic has Jonas trying to do a little interior decorating for his room on-base -- an endeavor that Teal'c speculates will be more entertaining to the spectators than Jonas himself. There is humor, banter, lovely characterization, and unquestionable affection for the entire team here. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

By the time Colonel O'Neill found them, there were green and blue fingerprints on the table, Teal'c was sporting an outrageous red goatee, Jonas was trying to scrub the paint out of his hair, and Sam was putting the finishing touches on a stick-figure portrait of SG-1.

Journeys, by Nightspear (PG-13)

  • Jun. 7th, 2010 at 7:53 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel)
Rec Category: AU
Categories: AU, Daniel, Jack, Jonas, Jacob, Nyan, Martouf, Sam, Teal'c, Oma, Skaara, Sha're, team, drama, episode related, Jack and Daniel friendship, Jack and Teal'c friendship.
Warnings: minor and major character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nightspear
Author's Website: List of Stories
Link: Journeys

Why This Must Be Read: Nightspear concludes one of my all-time favorite AUs with the fifth in the series, Journeys, covering the events in her Daniel of Abydos universe from mid-S5 through mid-S7.

Daniel of Abydos originally began as a kind of kidfic (and nonetheless made me fell in love with it!), but by the time this final novel begins, Daniel is already an adult and a full-fledged member of SG-1. Still, his relative youth and the changes in this Au's backstory means that Revanna, Kelowna, Abyss, Changeling, Full Circle, Orpheus, and other canon incidents happen very differently, with a fascinating exploration of the challenges of Ascension and the limitations and rules that Daniel has to face. ("Tell Jacob to stop" will break your heart, trust me.) Some die who lived in canon; others live who died.

I love Nyan's brave attempt to take Daniel's place on SG-1, and the twist of Jonas earning his position partially by virtue of being untainted by guilt. I love the way Nightspear wove the mythology of the later seasons into Daniel's version of S6 and made it work. I love her Abydos and its people, and the courage and determination they continue to show. But most of all, I enjoy Nightspear's loving attention to detail, her craft at characterization, and the wonderful way she depicts these characters who are just a little different from the SG-1 we know and love, but are delightfully, perfectly themselves.

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Shades of Who I Used to Be, by Emily (PG)

  • May. 27th, 2010 at 10:54 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas Quinn, Daniel Jackson, episode related, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sixbeforelunch
Author's Website: Nomadic Spirit
Link: Shades of Who I Used to Be (Stay a While and Maybe You'll See)

Why This Must Be Read: This lovely, aching character study draws a conversation between Jonas Quinn and Daniel Jackson during Fallen, when Daniel is still very unsure and speaks with Jonas as the one person he thinks won't have an emotional investment in his uncertainties. Emotionally charged and draining, their exchange is honest, painful, and very, very real. This one will leave you thinking for some kind to come.

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Kitchen Chemistry, by Meridian (G)

  • May. 26th, 2010 at 4:48 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas, Sam, Teal'c, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] noveltea
Author's Website: The Writing Bilble of Meridian / [info]meridianicons
Link: Kitchen Chemistry

Why This Must Be Read: Sam and Jonas discuss Jell-O, with a certain canon-based contribution by Teal'c. :)

Sweet (in all senses of the world), light, and funny. Go read and enjoy!
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas Quinn, Jack O'Neill, episode related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] izhilzha
Author's Website: Izhilzha's FanFiction Sticky Post
Link: Haunted (The Irreplaceable Remix)

Why This Must Be Read: If a person unintentionally reopens a most grievous wound he has inflicted on another - one that he truly wishes he had never caused in the first place - with whom will your greater sympathies lie?

This powerful, poignant, painful drabble poses that question, and I still can't choose between Jack and Jonas. Read it and decide for yourself!

Major Carter knows he wanted a closer look at the mimic devices.
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Jonas Quinn
Categories: Jonas Quinn, original character, humor
Warnings: shameless flirting by OCs
Author on LJ: [profile] tarimanveri
Author's Website: [profile] tarimanveri_fic
Link: This One's for the Lovers

Why This Must Be Read: One of the most entertaining aspects of Jonas' character is that he is often even more clueless of Earth culture than Teal'c was back in S1. And when two rather drunken female techs from the Mountain start gossiping and flirting a little too shamelessly, poor Jonas isn't quite sure what to do!

Decidedly gen, despite the OCs' best efforts, and a very fun read. :)

Torn between the sudden dissociation from what he’d been thinking about, his plans for the evening, and trying to remember Cardell and Lewynski’s first names, Jonas found himself absentmindedly agreeing. To both the drinks and the “lonely around here on the weekends,” apparently.