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."

Childhood Culture, by Ami Ven (G)

  • Apr. 30th, 2017 at 8:01 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (cassie)
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!

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The Easy Choice, by Christina K (G)

  • Apr. 9th, 2017 at 9:46 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
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)
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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Rebound, by Jb (PG-13)

  • Mar. 19th, 2017 at 8:15 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel mortal peril)
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!

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The Ghost Dance, by Nanda (PG)

  • Feb. 27th, 2017 at 12:02 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
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!

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The Art of the Return, by Artaxastra (G)

  • Dec. 20th, 2016 at 1:19 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
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!

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H is for Helping Hand, by Eilidh (G)

  • Dec. 6th, 2016 at 12:01 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Siler
Categories: kidfic, humor, Jack, Sam
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] eilidh17
Author's Website: Eilidh17 at AO3
Link: H is for Helping Hand

Why This Must Be Read: This is Siler at his absolute deadpan best, armed with a wrench and a straight face as he deals with a temporarily 10-year-old Major Carter who still cherishes her motorcycle. Kidfic fan or no, you will adore this little fic. :)


"That's an order, Siler."

"Yes, sir," Siler says, because he never questions the Colonel's orders, even when being saddled with a ten year old Major Samantha Carter, who is all pigtails, freckles, and a toothy smile.

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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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Sam, ep related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: jedibuttercup
Author's Website:Jedibuttercup at AO3
Link: Five Planets Sam Carter Wishes She'd Never Visited

Why This Must Be Read: Exactly what it says on the tin: five canon planets that Sam wishes they'd never visited, with an extra dash of angst in the last one for good measure. Good, solid characterization that fits Sam perfectly! Too short to excerpt, so just click and read. :)

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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Getting to Know You, by Jb (PG)

  • May. 25th, 2016 at 1:31 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Outsider POV
Categories: Bill Lee, Daniel, drama, angst, hurt/comfort, team, friendship, Janet
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Getting to Know You

Why This Must Be Read: This fantastic exploration of the Bill Lee's first encounter with SG-1 - and, particularly, Daniel - is not only a gripping story, but also a wonderful outsider POV of team friendship. I love the way Bill tries to understand the dynamics of Sam and Jack and Daniel's interactions with one another, and how so much goes over his head even as the reader comprehends SG-1's unique closeness. Add typical Jb drama and tension, and you've got a long, engrossing story of SG-1 at its best.

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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Sam and Jack friendship
Categories: humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: PepperF at AO3
Link: The Stars Have Gone to Bed and So Must I

Why This Must Be Read: This is pure, adorable, gen fluff. Sam comes to Jack's rescue in a rather dizzying situation. Absolutely guaranteed to make you smile!


"Sir, it's okay, really," she persisted. "The stars are – are just fine. They're really hard to destroy. And I should know," she added, with a smile.

The Gravity Remix, by ChristinaK (PG)

  • Mar. 30th, 2016 at 1:02 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: character study, ep related, remix
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] butterflykiki
Author's Website: ChristinaK at AO3
Link: The Gravity Remix

Why This Must Be Read: Once upon a time, I recced Beatrice Otter's painfully powerful The Weight of Non-Existent Years. Here is the remix of that story, told from Sam's POV: much less angst, with the same stellar characterization, and a tribute to a beautiful friendship.

How do I bear this reminder of the symbiote, of Jolinar, of naquadah, of the enemy inside me? With feet planted and shoulders squared. How do I better accept insults from so-called superiors without the temptation to lose my composure every time? With irony added to the hard eyes, and no actual deference, although my chin is up. How do I deal with the utter absurdity of an alien race? With a raised eyebrow and deadpan delivery, perspective and the sucker-punch remark. How do I face the death of friends? With mourning, and respect, and persistence in the face of absence. Indeed. In deed.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Jack and Sam friendship
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tielan
Author's Website: Tielan at AO3
Link: Conversations with Sharks (and Biting Back)

Why This Must Be Read: Here is a fantastic look at Sam and Jack in the overtly polite social battlefield of a USAF function, with Jack solidly offering a teammate his support. Sam's thoughts are spot-on and the characterization is perfect. This is Sam and Jack's friendship at its best, with sharp humor and understanding that makes reading this a real pleasure!


"I don’t think we've been introduced," says the Colonel, so bold that Sam finds herself struggling to hide a smile. "Colonel Jack O'Neill, sir. I'm Major Carter's commanding officer on our current project. Unfortunately for Jacob's unborn grandkids, she's far too valuable to our work right now."
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, (emotional) hurt/comfort
Warnings: typical Ori atrocities
Author on LJ: [profile] tarimanveri
Author's Website: Tarimanver at AO3
Link: And Leaves the World to Darkness

Why This Must Be Read: Sometimes SG-1 loses, and sometimes it's the fault of individual choices. Luckily, Daniel has Sam to help pick up the pieces afterwards.

This is bleak and bittersweet, as Sam and Daniel, with perfect characterization, face their failures and the desperate need to just keep going. It's not a happy fic, but it rings all too true and is well worth the read.


Sam is too tired to think that far ahead. When she gets back to earth she’s going to hug Cassie extra hard for the little girl she couldn’t save, and she’ll think of the grave she and Daniel covered with grass in its green and quiet clearing, and she’ll appreciate the closure it’s given her. Then she’ll get on with the fight, whatever it brings.

Triggers, by Vicki Turner (PG)

  • Dec. 23rd, 2015 at 12:54 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Angst
Categories: Cassie, Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Bill Lee, Siler, Walter the Chevron Guy, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: Vicki Turner at FF.net
Link: Triggers

Why This Must Be Read: Twelve short ficlets about the team and other characters, unexpectedly waylaid by routine matters on Earth that trigger powerful reactions to anyone involved with the Stargate. My favorite ones are Bill's and Walter's (excerpted below), but these are all so powerful: the recognition that once you know what's out there, even the most mundane events can never be quite the same.

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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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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."

Care Packages, by Auburn and Eretria (PG)

  • Nov. 4th, 2015 at 7:25 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: SG-1/SGA Crossover
Categories: humor, friendship, team, Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] auburnnothenna and [personal profile] eretria
Author's Website: auburn and eretria at AO3
Link: Care Packages; also podficced by ArwenLune

Why This Must Be Read: When it's time to send care packages to Atlantis, Rodney and John get some very specialized attention from Sam, Jack, Daniel and Teal'c...

This is fun and teamy and friendly and snarky, and a truly enjoyable read - or listen, if you choose the podfic version!



John opened the Scotch and poured them each a shot. "Here's to Col. Carter and the rest of SG-1."
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.

To Stand in the Sun, by Stringertheory (PG)

  • Oct. 25th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: ep related, drama, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: fic list
Link: To Stand in the Sun

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fantastic look at two missing scenes from Changeling from Sam's perspective, first when the team discovers Teal'c and Bra'tac and then a conversation in the infirmary afterward. I love the implications of Jolinar's legacy for their friendship, the sensations lost and the new hopes found, and the warm connection between Sam and Teal'c. This is thoughtful, warming, and moving, all at once.

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Hail Dorothy, by Elumish (PG)

  • Oct. 22nd, 2015 at 1:36 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jack and Sam friendship
Categories: Sam, Jack, angst, ep related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] elumish
Author's Website: elumish at AO3
Link: Hail Dorothy

Why This Must Be Read: Here is Sam in the immediate aftermath of the killing Seth, struggling just a little with who she is; and Jack with his leadership qualities, offering just the right comfort even from a distance. Beautifully, perfectly them.


“Carter, you’re the least snake-like person I know."

V is for Velocity, by Jedi Buttercup (PG)

  • Aug. 26th, 2015 at 11:57 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: humor, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jedibuttercup
Author's Website: Jedi Buttercup at AO3
Link: V is for Velocity

Why This Must Be Read: Vala thinks Sam's oh-so-sober rationalizations for having fun are adorable, but she's more than willing to join her!

A lovely post-series friendship piece, complete with the promise of allies surviving the Ori. What more do you need?


"Oh, no," Vala replied, breezily. "Just wondering. Teal'c said we were coming here to reconnect with long-missed allies. Colonel Mitchell said we'd be spreading the good word about the final defeat of the Ori. The IOA spokesman said we'd be renegotiating for technology from a position of greater strength. And Daniel gave you a wink and told us not to have too much fun. One of these things is not like the others, Sam. What are we really doing on Hebridan?"