figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Futurefic
Categories: Daniel, OC, character study, Jack and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website:JDJunkie at AO3
Link: Deja Vu All Over Again

Why This Must Be Read: There is genuine sweetness in this, as a desk-bound Daniel gets some nostalgic time off-world and reflects a little on how far he - and the SGC - have come.

The ruins on P4Y-771 had been discovered during a routine investigation. “They hoped to find weapons grade naquada,” Weston’s report read. “Instead, they found a temple. I was thrilled. They ... weren’t.”
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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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 FF.net

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: (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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figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Quantum Mirror Universe
Categories: AU, Bill Lee, Ferretti, Kawalsky, original characters, drama, humor, action/adventure
Warnings: language; AU and OC character deaths; violence
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: belford at AO3
Link: Angle of Incidents

Why This Must Be Read: This is a hugely entertaining exploration of a reality where the Langford expedition discovers the quantum mirror rather than the Stargate. Bill Lee, General West, and the team that went through the Stargate in the movie (minus Jack and Daniel) are the only players we can recognize; but you'll fall in love with the original characters pretty quickly - especially Dr. Alicia Tremont, who is fabulous. Enjoy the in-character humor, the camaraderie, the intelligence of the players, and the nods to realities that are more familiar to us. A fantastic, absorbing read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: humor, crack!fic, episode related, original characters, Jack
Warnings: language
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: splash_the_cat at AO3
Link: No One Expects the Fannish Inquisition

Why This Must Be Read: I adore crack!fic that is also completely in character. Daniel Jackson, meet the fandom of Wormhole Xtreme! Don't forget to duck. :)

Simultaneously a meta on fandom and a hilarious send-up of the sheer ridiculous of keeping the Stargate a secret in later seasons, this fic is guaranteed to make your day.


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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: angst, OC, team, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lokei
Author's Website: [profile] lokeis_pen
Link: H is for Hell

Why This Must Be Read: Short but undeniably sweet, Lokei treats us to post-S8 Jack in Washington - all the bleakness of his day-to-day affairs, lightened by the loveliness of TEAM.


Jack decides it’s not the kid’s fault that he has no idea what real hell is. If anything, it’s Jack’s, for saving the world too damn often.
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Original Character
Categories: Jack, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: J is for Just a Bit Off Base

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is a real treat: an entertaining, likeable original character and his outside perspective on Jack O'Neill and the insane goings-on underneath Cheyenne Mountain. Covering events from Stargate: the Movie through the beginning of S8, this is a great look at what it's like to watch the SGC from the outside. Wonderful stuff!

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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: Episode Related
Categories: M'zel, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] catsmeow
Author's Website: Gen Fic by Catsmeow / Slash Fic by Cowardly Lion
Link: K is for Kite

Why This Must Be Read: I love when authors focus on actual cultural differences that are inevitable when dealing with multiple worldviews. (Literally!) In this story, M'zel of the Jaffa (from Death Knell) finds himself hugely frustrated in dealing with the Tau'ri... even if he's willing to set those differences aside to deal with their true enemy.

A nice missing scene, some excellent perspectives, good OCs, and a great read. And as a bonus, there's a companion fic, from Major Green's perspective: Circling.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Joe Faxon, angst
Warnings: includes Joe/Faxon other
Author on LJ: lunabee34
Author's Website: Lorraine at AO3
Link: Loose Ends: Joe Faxon

Why This Must Be Read: Because Joe Faxon, impractical shoes and all, deserves some kind of happy ending... even if it takes a while to get there.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: drama, original characters, angst
Warnings: violence, references to dark themes
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sixbeforelunch
Author's Website: SG-1 fic tag
Link: Beneath the Rule of Men

Why This Must Be Read: Told wholly from an outsider POV, here is a superbly powerful demonstration of the most deadly weapon that Daniel can ever wield: his voice.

Mix some gallows humor with darker history and throw Daniel into the mix. You just know a world can't help but change!

Read this for the perspective, the sheer Danielness, and the fully realized original characters and culture. And let Six know how much you loved her first Stargate fic in over three years. :)

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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: (stargate alien)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: humor, horror, Rothman, Walter the Chevron Guy, Ferretti, Evan Lorne, original characters
Warnings: multiple non-permanent character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sallymn
Author's Website: My Fiction Lists
Link: Till Death Us (All) Do Part...

Why This Must Be Read: You don't think SG-1 are the only ones that turn out to be only mostly dead, do you...?

From Ferretti's Boba Fett moment to zombies to Walter's name change, every one of these peeks into the bizarreness of life with the Gate will leave you appreciating the black humor inherent in being a member of the SGC!


Hammond felt that dying on a long weekend was really not to be encouraged.
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: humor, crossover with SGA, Teyla, Vala, original characters
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tielan
Author's Website: Tielan at AO3
Link: How Not to Eat an Elephant

Why This Must Be Read: Because Teyla and Vala are undeniably awesome, and rescue their imprisoned teammates with a rousing game of Good Cop, Bad Cop!

...What? You're still here? :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (stargate alien)
Rec Category: Original character
Categories: Hammond, Janet, drama, angst
Warnings: OC character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic List
Link: In the Shadow of Giants

Why This Must Be Read: Here is a bittersweet glimpse of life at the SGC outside the confines of SG-1. Full of competence and ripples and repercussions and unsung heroes, this fic gives us a chance to visualize the courage of those who are not part of the flagship team. Add some excellent George and Janet cameos, and you've got a story you're sure to enjoy.

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figs_sg1_rec: (stargate team)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Teal'c, Jack, Daniel, Sam, original characters, five things
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: In a Mother's Eyes

Why This Must Be Read: Here's an insta-rec for you all: a simply gorgeous five (well, four) things that looks at classic SG-1 from the perspective of their mothers. I love the way Thothmes shows us the hints of each character's passions and personalities, and the mothers that nurture these wonderful children and help shape them into the people they eventually become. This is a love letter not only to Teal'c and Jack and Daniel and Sam, but also to mothers everywhere.

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figs_sg1_rec: (point of origin)
Rec Category: Original character
Categories: humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: fic page
Link: The Downstairs Neighbors

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a fun little romp with the mystified folks at NORAD, speculating about what's really going on in their basement. Guaranteed to leave you grinning!


“Welcome to Cheyenne Mountain, home of the most unexplainable mysteries of the universe.”
figs_sg1_rec: (good enough for jack to read)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sid
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Tales of Travelers from Far Places

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a shiny new gen ficlet from Sid! Enjoy this absolutely adorable offical report (or child's tale, perhaps?) on the team, from the alien perspective of an off-world culture. If you enjoy outside perspective on the team, you can't get much more outside than this! :)


His names were: Kernl, also Jak, also Ohneell. The Female was heard to call him Sirr, but that was understood by the Poateen to be a mark of respect and not a name-blessing.
figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: AU, Sha're, Gairwyn, drama, ep related, friendship, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [info]rachel500
Author's Website: Rachel500 at AO3
Link: Gift from the Gods

Why This Must Be Read: Another fantastic Sha're AU (because really, SG-1 writers, there was so much more of her story to tell!) in which Sha're tricks Amaunet into going to Cimmeria... and meets Gairwyn after her passage through the Hammer.

I love how the two of them never connect Gairwyn's "friends from Midgard" with Daniel, husband to Sha're of Abydos. Instead, Sha're and Gairwyn share a comfortable, intelligent friendship, complete with interaction with the Asgard teacher that Thor left behind and interesting speculation on Shifu's fate. Here are two women from completely different cultures, connecting and communicating. Complete with the sweetest of happy endings, this story will leave you with a smile on your face.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam jack genfic)
Rec Category: Sam and Jack friendship
Categories: team, humor, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [info]fridayschild85
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Speeding Again

Why This Must Be Read: This fic will delight you as Jack witnesses, with a kind of stunned astonishment, exactly what Sam's personality is like outside the formal regulations of the military. Gentle humor, teamy goodness, an entertaining original character, lots of speeding tickets, and the perfect tag line. Enjoy the sheer pleasure of seeing everyone being perfectly themselves!


Jack realizes she’s not flirting; she’s just being herself without any of the restraint or decorum the Air Force usually imposes on her behaviour.
figs_sg1_rec: (Daniel S3 smile)
Rec Category: Daniel
Categories: ep related, Colonel Chekov, Colonel Vaselov, friendship, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: My Fics
Link: Promises to Keep

Why This Must Be Read: This sweet episode tag to Lockdown gives us Daniel in Russia, keeping his promise to Colonel Vaselov to deliver his last letter to his sister. Nice rapport with Colonel Chekov, some lovely original characters, and proper closure makes this a gentle, satisfying read.


“You can just put the letter in a big envelope. They’ve got mail delivery in Russia, right?”

Daniel sighed, shifted the sling on his left arm and sat beside his suitcase. “I told Alexi I would see that his sister got the letter. I made a promise, Jack.”
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Tok'ra
Categories: Jack, Kanan, original character, ep related, drama, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfiction
Link: Before the Abyss \ Beyond the Abyss

Why This Must Be Read: There are a thousand stories written about the episode Abyss, but it takes Redbyrd, queen of episode-related fics, to tell the story from the perspective of Kanan, the Tok'ra who hijacked Jack's body to rescue Shallon... and make him sympathetic in the process!

Wonderfully written, with interesting original characters, these two stories make an excellent read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Sam, drama, original characters
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nandamai
Author's Website: nanda's lament (fanfiction)
Link: Creak

Why This Must Be Read: Drugged, watched, and stripped of her memory, Sam is still wonderfully and powerfully herself!

Taken prisoner off-world and forced into slave labor, Sam fights for identify and freedom -- not only for herself, but for others as well. With spare phrasing, Nanda draws us into her struggle, with a fabulous tag line that just promises that Sam will win in the end!

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel i before e)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Daniel, original character, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] katie_m
Author's Website: Katie's Stargate SG-1 Fanfic
Link: Potential

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is perfect for anyone who believes, as I do, that for all of Daniel's brilliance and intuitive thinking, he must have been the most frustrating student ever. :) Short and wry, with a lovely original character as narrator, Potential is delightfully Daniel in all his infuriating arrogance!

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