figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Daniel/Sha're
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: regentzilla at AO3
Link: Snapshot

Why This Must Be Read: Daniel's framed picture of Sha're had to come from somewhere...

If not for our knowledge of what's coming, this little ficlet would merely be charming fluffiness. As it is, this is bittersweet, gentle, and makes you glad this opportunity didn't slip past before it was too late.
figs_sg1_rec: (jack teal'c friendship)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Jack, Teal'c, friendship, Sha're, team, humor, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sid
Author's Website: sid at AO3
Links:
Five lies Sha're told
Five times Jack watched Star Wars
Five times Teal'c averted a diplomatic incident, parts one and two
Five places on Earth that Teal'c would like to share with Ry'ac


Why This Must Be Read: It's two weeks since the fandom lost Sid. I went digging through my old rec links and found four gen Five Things that she wrote and never archived. There's humor, friendship, angst, snappy banter, superb characterization... All the hallmarks of Sid fics. Bittersweet in the circumstances, and well worth reading them all.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Sha'uri
Categories: Skaara, pre-series, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: Y is for Yearling

Why This Must Be Read: This is a delightful peek at Abydos in the pre-movie days, full of imagery and humor and perfect characterization. Every older sister (and, yes, younger brother) will recognize the dynamic between Sha'uri and Skaara. It's impossible not to be charmed by this... and to smile, too, at the introduction of a character-of-sorts who will definitely play a major part in the movie!


She stamped her feet to be sure the sandals held firm. "Go on, then," she whispered. Careful not to wake anyone who might hear. "What have you found?"

Skaara grinned at her and took off running, and Sha'uri rushed after him.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Daniel, Skaara, Sha're, character study, Abydos
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lokei
Author's Website: Lokei at AO3
Link: To Make Your Soul Grow

Why This Must Be Read: This is a sweet glimpse of Abydos after the events of Stargate: the Movie, as Daniel tries to explain the nature of myth and art and legend to Skaara and the boys. Add an amused Sha're in the background and some wonderful imagery, and you're left with a charming picture (if you'll pardon the pun) of that happy time on Abydos when the people were truly free.


When Skaara’s friends find Sha’re beginning to paint the story of the rebellion on the walls of the temple, they start yelling.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Sha'uri, Jack, Catherine Langford, Sam, Kawalsky, Daniel, character study, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] bakaknight
Author's Website: Bakaknight at AO3
Link: Sunrises

Why This Must Be Read: This is a thoughtful episode tag to Stargate: the Movie, offering a glimpse of the aftermath to a variety of different characters. (Well, Sha'uri's is more a prologue.) My personal favorite is Catherine Langford's, but all of these feel very real and very right.

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel sha're)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: AU, Daniel/Sha're, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Author's Website: PoG at AO3
Link: Skin Deep

Why This Must Be Read: A haunting glimpse of a could-have-been AU in which post-Amaunet Sha're has her own methods of coping. Suggestions of Sam-Janet-Sha're friendship, a supporting (and aching) Daniel, and a Sha're with all the courage and determination she's always shown: this short and bittersweet ficlet is a real keeper!


"It's nothing important. All the makeup I used to have sitting here, all over this counter. It's gone."
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
800 recs, people. Fandom, I salute you!

Rec Category: Drama
Categories: angst, AU, Sha're and Sam friendship, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] magistrata
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: Of Dreams and Desperations

Why This Must Be Read: Two of my favorite women, being utterly awesome!

In this stunning AU of FIAD, it's Sam who confronts Amaunet, not Daniel, and ends up being taken prisoner. What follows is twisty and powerful and full of raw strength and courage, as the two women use the battlegrounds of mind and body to defeat their common jailor and find their way to victory. Gorgeous phrasing, stellar characterization, and an absorbing, gripping read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: five things, character study, Daniel/Sha're
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] smilebackwards
Author's Website: master fic list
Link: Five Lies Sha're Told

Why this must be read: This was written at my request and ohhhh, it is so good. From the first hints of her rebellious intelligence in childhood to her rejection of Ra to her suffering as Amaunet's host, Smilebackwards does justice to this amazing woman's courage and character. Add some bittersweet glimpses of her marriage to Daniel, and you're left with a stellar five things that will leave you loving Sha're more than ever!


"Is that writing, Sha're?" her father asks, his voice hot and tumultuous, like a sandstorm. He steps closer to get a better view.

Sha're swipes the evidence away with her sandal. "Just pictures, Papa," she says.
figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Daniel/Sha're, drama, AU, ep related, Gairwyn, Kendra
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] carlinjona
Author's Website: Stargate Fic by Caprice
Link: Safe

Why This Must Be Read: Here's another AU in which Sha're makes it to Cimmeria, but with an extra twist: in this reality, the timing is just before Daniel makes his side trip to an alternate universe. Gairwyn and Kendra are there to help her when she emerges from the Hammer, and they offer sanctuary... but this Sha're isn't going to sit things out when she can destroy Apophis -- and save her husband, too!

Such wonderful strength from Sha're here: her courage, her daring, her sheer stubbornness to take her greatest nightmare and twist it to her own advantage. You'll be cheering for her every step of the way!

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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: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Sha're, Janet, AU, angst, character study, ep related
Warnings: references to disturbing canon off-screen events
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: FF.net / AO3
Link: Child, Choice, and Crocodiles

Why This Must Be Read: This gorgeous story gives us a quiet nighttime conversation between Sha're and Janet, after a Secrets AU in which Sha're -- and her infant Harcesis, Shifu -- are rescued and are now safe (for the moment) on Earth.

With Janet's help, Sha're soberly explores the possible ramifications and futures she now faces as a former host with a child touched by evil who is wanted by both the Tok'ra and the NID. Egyptian mythology and imagery may clash with Janet's practicality and open heart, but their conversation meshes elegantly into a coherent, cohesive whole. This fic beautifully portrays two of the strongest women in SGC canon, and it will stay with you for a long time to come.

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel sha're)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Daniel/Sha're, pre-series, Abydos
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Author's Website: Fic Index / Vid Index
Link: Water

Why This Must Be Read: This gentle little ficlet offers Sha're's reflections on Daniel and the oddly-wet world he left for Abydos. There is sweetness here, made more poignant by what we know will be lost. But whether it's the dulled blades of his razor or the showers and baths that are no longer available, Sha're has the satisfaction of knowing that her Danyel chose her over all the luxuries of Earth.

Full disclaimer: Betty wrote this for my prompt. ::is smug::


Dan’yel had left a place where water was as plentiful as sand on Abydos.
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel abydos)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Daniel, Jack and Daniel friendship, Abydos, Sha're, angst, AU, drama
Warnings: very slight Daniel/Sha're
Author on LJ: [personal profile] graculus
Author's Website: Gen fic by Graculus
Link: Whom the Gods Would Destroy

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a neat little AU twist on Legacy: what if Teal'c never got close enough to Daniel for the Goa'uld-killer to transfer, and Daniel ended up under Kasuf's care on Abydos instead? Especially when you consider which Abydos-related episode takes place shortly after Legacy...

An interesting might-have-been that makes an awful lot of sense and a very interesting read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (thor happy)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Daniel, Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Charlie O'Neill, Janet, Sara O'Neill, Sha're, Walter the Chevron Guy, character study, angst, humor, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Bad Birthdays

Why This Must Be Read: Everyone experiences bad birthdays sometimes, but friendship always makes it better!

Thothmes has crafted a beautiful set of sketches of various characters dealing with birthdays, from pre-series era with Charlie O'Neill and Sha're to each member of the team, Janet, Sara O'Neill, and even Walter the Chevron Guy in the early days, all the way up to the team off-world in S7. The arc will take you across the decades, leading from pain and loss to the comfort of team and togetherness. A lovely, thought-provoking read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel sha're)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: episode related, AU, angst, drama, Daniel/Sha're, Sam and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] mad_maudlin
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Forever and a Day

Why This Must Be Read: This heart-wrenching AU takes a bit of canon continuity and fits it neatly into FIAD to give us a wistful might-have-been for Daniel and Sha're. Powerfully, achingly good.

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel sha're)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Sha're, Daniel, Skaara, Daniel/Sha're
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] agentotter
Author's Website: Faded Press
Link: Do Not Stray

Why This Must Be Read: This is a haunting glimpse of life on Abydos during the year of peace that Sha'uri and Daniel had before the Stargate reopened. I love Sha'uri's perspective here - her mischievousness, her thought processes, her cultural upbringing. There is love and humor and satisfaction... and the first trickling of unease, with that last line more ominous than Sha'uri or Daniel can ever know.

I adore stories set on Abydos, and this one is more evocative than most. It's the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning -- either way, it's well worth reading!


She learns to kiss with her whole mouth, like she's trying to swallow down his soul for safekeeping, and sometimes she sings the old songs into his ear.
figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri robes)
Rec Category: Sha're
Categories: Sha're, AU, angst, Sam and Sha're friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] telepathicpixie
Author's Website: Fanfiction Index
Link: Not Just a Footnote

Why This Must Be Read: This bittersweet AU gives us Sha're on Earth after Daniel is gone. I love her characterization here - her very human resentments, her pride in her continuing defiance, her wry acknowledgment that there can be no going back to innocence. This is perfectly Sha're: strength, courage, and determination, armed with a pen and notebook. Read this and savor.


What would Ra think to see her now, one of his ignorant slaves bordered on one side by glossy fashion and science magazines, on the other by thick physics books, and a stack of notebooks in front of her, stuffed full with her own scrawled writing?
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: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: AU
Categories: AU, episode related, drama, angst, team, Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Sha're, Kawalsky
Warnings: Sam/Jack, language, temporary character death
Author on LJ: [profile] annerbhp
Author's Website: Fic Master List
Link: Falling Back to Earth

Why This Must Be Read: In over four years and nearly 600 recs, this is my second Sam/Jack fic rec ever. That should tell you something. :)

In this fabulous AU rewrite of COTG, Sam and Jack are already involved before the story begins. (There are two backstories in this series, both linked at the master post for the fic, which I did not read and are not necessary to enjoy Falling Back to Earth.) What follows is a painfully honest exploration of Jack's struggle to reconcile the regs and Hammond's orders (“ I hereby order you both to cease and desist your personal relationship from this moment forward.”) with his very human reactions and Jack's second-guessing of the choices he makes on the mission, and the twists and turns that happen when Sam is left behind in the Abydos Gate room when Apophis comes calling.

You will love the Jack-voice here. You will love this for Kawalsky, for Sha're, for Daniel. But most of all, you will love this for Sam - wonderfully competent determined Sam, who bonds so fiercely with Teal'c and never, ever stops fighting. By the end of the fic, the formation of SG-1 and SG-2 are delightfully altered, and you'll join me in hoping that Annerb continues to write in this fascinating AU.

If you're a Sam/Jack fan, go read this. And if you're not a Sam/Jack fan, go read this anyway. I most certainly am not, and I loved it!

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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: (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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figs_sg1_rec: (sha'uri's rebellion)
500 recs! Whew! Thanks, fandom. :)

Rec Category: Drama
Pairing: none
Categories: drama, novel, Sha're, AU, episode related, angst, team, action/adventure
Warnings: adult themes, violence, assault; includes references to Daniel/Sha're
Author on LJ: [profile] tafkarfanfic
Author's Website: tafkar's writing
Link: One Dimension Removed

Why This Must Be Read: I should save this until I rec the Sha're category again, but this story is so fantastic I can't wait!

Instead of "THANKS. SEND MORE" the tissue box reads, "PLEASE. SEND HELP." - because Amaunet came through the Stargate looking for a host for Apophis, and took Daniel. Sha're joins the SGC, and the story twists and turns to reflect her cultural upbringing, her connections with her teammates, and the differences she brings to SG-1.

You will love every bit of this, and one certain chapter will break your heart. This is real, this is powerful, and this is good.

Reserve a good block of time for this, and go read it right now. You'll be very glad you did!

(Note: Tafkar rated this as PG; the PG-13 rating is my own. And there is one R-rated chapter that I did not read, because Tafkar generously added a PG-rated version for those who prefer it.)

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel)
Three years. 450 recs. Thanks, guys. :)

Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Pairing: none
Categories: Daniel Jackson, gen, drama, episode related, AU, Jack and Daniel friendship, Teal'c and Daniel friendship, team, angst, series, Skaara, Sha'uri
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] night_spear1287
Author's Website: List of Stories
Link: Brotherhood

Why This Must Be Read: Have you ever had a series of novels that you wanted to make people sit down and read? Daniel of Abydos is mine.

Translations and Diplomacy gave us a 14-year-old Daniel who was raised on Abydos and came to Earth when his parents (who opened the Stargate in '82) were killed and his "brother and sister," Skaara and Sha'uri, are taken by Apophis. What follows is a long, lovingly detailed, intricate, fascinating AU, where a teenaged Daniel tries to find his way on Earth... and maybe, just maybe, become part of the SGC - and, when he's old enough, a member of SG-1.

When Brotherhood opens, Daniel is already 16 and has been agitating to join an SG team for over two years. There's a lot of reluctance, both from Jack and Hammond, at the idea putting a teenager at risk - Daniel's previous scheduled trips through the Gate have either been directly to Abydos or to thoroughly vetted safe planets. Can Daniel convince them to let him be part of SG-1?

The friendships between Jack and Daniel, and Teal'c and Daniel, will amaze and delight you. Robert Rothman comes to brilliant, vibrant life. Hammond is awesome beyond belief. The AU versions of Seth, of Legacy, of The Devil You Know, of Pretense mixed with FIAD - they are all beautifully realized, realistically different, and with honest repercussions. Crystal Skull twists fantastically, as Jack (who is more protective of this younger Daniel) ends up getting zapped instead. And trust me when I say that Nightspear's version of Shades of Grey will absolutely break your heart.

This AU series is one of my all-time favorites. Even if (like me) you don't like kidfic, run to read this. And if you do enjoy a younger Daniel... well, what are you waiting for? :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel bandana)
My 400th rec! Thanks for putting up with me, folks. :)

Rec Category: Gen
Pairing none
Categories: gen, Daniel, team, Jack and Daniel friendship, Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, Robert Rothman, Sha're, Kasuf, AU, drama, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] night_spear1287
Author's Website: List of Stories
Link: Diplomacy (table of contents)

Why This Must Be Read: This fantastic, novel-length AU story gives us a 15-year-old Daniel Jackson, who grew up on Abydos (Mel and Claire opened the Stargate in '82, and stayed behind) and is now training at the SGC to help fight against the Goa'uld and get his brother and sister, Sha'uri and Skaara, back home. I have already recced the wonderful Translations, which covers this AU's version of Season One. Now, in Diplomacy, Night Spear treats us to fascinating twists and turns in canon, exploring the different ways events turn in Seasons 2-3 when a younger Daniel is present at the SGC, but not an active member of SG-1

The fic is technically WIP, since only 18 of 26 chapters are currently posted. But you'll want to start reading this right now - for the lovely characterization, the impeccable writing, the tight plotting, the twisting of storylines (Secrets and Thor's Chariot as one!), and the fixing of canon loopholes. There is less onscreen Teal'c and Daniel friendship than there was in Translations, but the amazing Jack and Daniel friendship will more than make up for it. My two current favorite scenes include Jack teaching teenaged Daniel how to handle a weapon, with the memory of Charlie looming; and the awesome rendition of The Fifth Race, which is somehow even better than the version on the show.

Make sure you've got plenty of time, though; it stands at over 160,000 words now, and once you get started, you won't be able to stop!

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel sha're)
Rec Category: Sha're
Pairing Daniel/Sha're
Categories: Sha're, Daniel, Skaara, Daniel/Sha're, pre-series, Abydos, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sixbeforelunch
Author's Website: Nomadic Spirit 
Link: i would be a fool for you (if you asked me to)

Why This Must Be Read: Sweet, charming, and michievious, this ficlet offers us a fascinating snippet of life on Abydos. As lovely as it is to glimpse some cultural backstory, though, it's even more delightful to have a Sha're that is so perfectly in character, treating her clueless husband as a very human being!

Too short to excerpt - this is a quick, fun read. Enjoy this one for the satisfaction of knowing that Daniel surely had wonderful days on Abydos like this... and then join me in wishing for more Sha're stories from Emily!
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