figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Vala Mal Doran
Categories: Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Cam, Jack, character study, five things
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Author's Website: Fic and Vid List
Link: Four things Vala would miss about Earth if she left & one that she wouldn't

Why This Must Be Read: This is an excellent character study of Vala as outsider, considering her options and the people she's met on Earth. Her thoughts on Sam are my favorite, but they're all very well done with stellar characterization!


Vala had a series of escape plans worked out even before she stepped through the Gate that first time to Daniel's world, plans that were discarded and replaced on her initial evaluation of the layout of the SGC. As her stay with the Tau'ri went on, the constant calculations for strategic withdrawal running through her head became a soothing background noise. A jarring note introduced itself, though, when she realized how much she would miss what she would be leaving behind.
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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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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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five things
Categories: Vala, character study, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] skieswideopen
Author's Website: LJ fic list (more complete) / skieswideopen at AO3
Link: Five ways Vala surprised her teammates

Why This Must Be Read: I really like this five things, which fits Vala perfectly: apparently bright and shiny and silly, but with unexpected depths. If that's not Vala, then what is?
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?"
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.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: ep related, hurt/comfort, humor, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: splash the cat at AO3
Link: When I've Got Nothing On But the Radio

Why This Must Be Read: This is Sam and Vala fanfic at its best, as Vala kinda-sorta kidnaps Sam for some badly needed R&R in the wake of Line in the Sand. Characterization is perfect and feels wonderfully real. We can only hope that both Sam and Vala had some restorative moments like this!

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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Vala Mal Doran
Categories: team, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lifeistoobrevis
Author's Website: [community profile] brevis_fics
Link: Breaking Out Is(n't) Hard To Do

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a fun little Vala fic, in which she tries so hard to be a team player and stay patiently in jail, waiting for the team to negotiate her freedom... or, quite possibly, not. :)


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figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: Vala, Jeannie Miller, drama, action/adventure
Warnings: crossover with SGA
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sholio
Author's Website: Sholio at AO3
Link: Another Day at the Office

Why This Must Be Read: A great outsiderish perspective in the form of the very civilian Jeannie Miller, who is stuck offworld with a wounded Vala and a hopefully not-dead Daniel who is supposed to have gone off for help. I love her rambling thoughts and anxiety, and her interactions with Vala. Add a cameo or two from Cam and Jack for a most satisfying adventure!


Note to self, Jeannie thought, throwing herself down behind a crumbled rock wall as an explosion kicked sand and smoke into the desert sky. Next time the SGC wants you to consult for them, do like the American drug ads tell you, and just say NO.
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: Teal'c
Categories: AU, drama, episode related, Baal, Bra'tac, Qetesh, Vala Mal Doran, Apophis
Warnings: minor AU character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] aurora_novarum
Author's Website: List of My Stories / Aurora at AO3
Link: Path of Good Intentions

Why This Must Be Read: I believe this fic is actually unique: an exploration of Teal'c's life in the alternate timeline of Continuum, when Baal is playing with foreknowledge and already has his eye on the young Jaffa he wants to claim as his own First Prime.

This is a great sketch of Teal'c's experiences of Baal's cold manipulations, the way the timeline keeps twisting away from reality, and the underlying Goa'uld hubris that is actually creating the potential for Baal's eventual defeat. Add great cameos by Brat'ac and Vala (complete with a perfectly sensible handwaving of that "fifty years" quote) and a perfectly in-character Teal'c, and your only regret will be that Aurora didn't make this fic any longer!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam major carter)
Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] ziparumpazoo
Author's Website: Ziparumpazoo at AO3
Link: Just a Little Garden Variety Break-and-Enter

Why This Must Be Read: Despite the apparent innuendo, this ficlet is an innocent (well, relatively - Vala is involved, after all) delight that will leave you grinning.


"Oh come on Samantha, everybody remembers their first time."
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: (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.
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Vala friendship
Categories: Teal'c, Vala, humor, team, five things
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] penknife
Author's Website: Penknife at AO3
Link: Fair Play

Why This Must Be Read: Teal'c pwnage, meet Vala at her most gleefully outrageous.

Everyone else: duck. :)

And for an encore, check out the original fic that got remixed for this: The Case of the Missing Jello (Among Others), by [personal profile] amathela!

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figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Cassie
Categories: Cassie, Vala, friendship, angst, post-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] annerbhp
Author's Website: Fic Master List
Link: Surrogate

Why This Must Be Read: Cassie breaks her leg. Vala is assigned to be her caretaker. And nothing is quite what Cassie expects...

Stellar characterization, lovely introspection, fantastic Vala, and a realistic, adult Cassie -- this one is a real treat.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: Sam, Vala, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website: unknown
Link: In Cake is Truth

Why This Must Be Read: Enchanting Vala stream-of-consciousness, as she and Sam enjoy death-by-chocolate and Vala shamelessly eavesdrops on Sam's phone conversation with her niece. Read this for the sheer pleasure of the unspoken casualness of their friendship, and a perfectly in-character Vala!


She didn’t mean to overhear the conversation, but how could she not, when she was sitting next to Sam in the restaurant and her cell phone rang in the middle of death by chocolate. Vala knew of many ways to die but this was her favorite.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: Sam, Vala, humor, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] cleothemuse
Author's Website: www.cleothemuse.net
Link: Truth in Fiction

Why This Must Be Read: Sam and Vala, a shopping spree, trashy romance novels, and an unexpected turn into more serious territory. Great fun, sparkling characterization, and an excellent read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: Sam, Vala, character study, ep related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] caladria
Author's Website: Caladria at FF.net
Link: Coming Home

Why This Must Be Read: In the wake of Memento Mori, Sam takes Vala home to recuperate with ice cream, movies... and some sobering reflection on their shared experience as former hosts.

Caladria does a wonderful job of drawing both the similarities and the contrasts between these two women, in how they cope with their pasts and face the future. This is honest, genuine friendship, and a real pleasure to read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: Sam, Vala, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] ziparumpazoo
Author's Website: Master Fic List
Link: Biting the Bullet

Why This Must Be Read: Sam and Vala barely exchanged a dozen words when they first met in Beachhead. How did they get from that cool beginning to close friendship?

Zip presents the reader with a delightful scenario that begins lightly, veers into a common pain, and ends with complete satisfaction. Deft, utterly in character, and a very entertaining read!


“For what it's worth,” Vala breaks the awkward silence. “I didn't like you much either when we first met.”
figs_sg1_rec: (vala fanfic)
Rec Category: Tok'ra
Categories: pre-series, post-series, Vala, Anise, character study
Warnings: reference to off-screen torture and assault
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sixbeforelunch
Author's Website: Author's page on AO3
Link: Point of Intersection

Why This Must Be Read: This fic extrapolates beautifully from what we know of Vala's backstory, giving us her recovery from Qetesh's removal... under the supervision of Anise. Cool pragmatic scientist meets flamboyant con woman, and the results are simply fantastic! Add an explanation for Anise's choice of clothing, some perspective on the Tok'ra's reactions to the events of Stargate: the Movie, and stellar characterization for both women, and you'll find this story an absorbing, fascinating read.


She's going to kill Lantash for this. Her work is far too important to be interrupted by humanitarian aid simply because Lantash feels guilty that he had to torture this woman. And now Freya is locked inside her own mind, not even offering suggestions on how to deal with the woman, reliving her own treatment at Ra's hands all those many years ago.
figs_sg1_rec: (vala fanfic)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: crossover, Vala, Teyla, humor, team
Warnings: crossover with SGA
Author on LJ: [info]nomadicwriter
Author's Website: Nomad at AO3
Link: Joint Mission to Aessuma (The One With the Shiny Rocks)

Why This Must Be Read: Vala and Teyla, both writing reports for the same mission. We need both Teyla's cool diplomatic wording and Vala's blunt and easy manner to get the real picture of what happened, but when you put it all together, you'll find it hard to stop laughing!

Teamy goodness, snark, and just the right amount of silliness to make this an absolute delight.

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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.
figs_sg1_rec: (teamy goodness)
Rec #600! ::does the rec dance of glee, which looks amazingly similar to the Snoopy dance:: Keep writing great fic, guys. :)

Rec Category: Humor
Pairing: none
Categories: humor, team, Sam and Vala friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rachel500
Author's Website: Stargate Fanfic Index
Link: The To-do List

Why This Must Be Read: Teamy goodness, delicious snark, and Sam participating in an off-world motorcycle race with Ancient technology as the prize. The gang's all here, from Jack to Mitchell to Ba'al, as Sam and Vala hunt for their missing teammates and deal with blackmail, "Blue Barbie," and various death threats. Team glee and ladies for the win!


Siler cleared his throat. ‘What are we going to do, ma’am?’

Her blue eyes glittered with determination. ‘We’re going to find the rest of SG1, win the race despite…Blue Barbie, keep our prize and kill Ba’al.’ She thought for a moment. ‘Maybe not in that order.’
figs_sg1_rec: (vala fanfic)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Vala friendship
Categories: Teal'c, Vala, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: My stories
Link: Getting Your Priorities Straight

Why This Must Be Read: Teal'c and Vala, chained together in a cell, with delicious characterization and snark and humor.

And a certain... lack of Tau'ri priorities, in a delightful zinger of a final line that will have you laughing out loud.

Never make assumptions. And go read this right now!


Being chained to Vala was an inconvenience, but being chained to the floor was a problem.
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