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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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: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: drama, angst, AU, apocafic, team
Warnings: AU deaths, etc.
Author on LJ: [personal profile] selenay
Author's Website: Selenay at AO3
Link: Five Things That May Never Happen To SG-1

Why This Must Be Read: From apocafic to happy endings to disasters on- and off-world, here are five different AUs that could have happened to classic SG-1.
figs_sg1_rec: (jack teal'c friendship)
Rec Category: Jack and Teal'c friendship
Categories: drama, hurt/comfort, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: K Hanna Korossy at AO3
Link: An Unexpected Corner of the World

Why This Must Be Read: I love early S1 Teal'c, when our favorite Jaffa is still trying to come to grips with the bizarre world and culture of the Tau'ri. And I love Jack fulfilling his promise to show Teal'c "our world." So this story, where a trip to a hockey game ends in disaster and Teal'c hasn't yet learned to cope with emergencies outside the SGC, is definitely a winner! Add some extra teamy goodness and classic Teal'c pwnage at the end of the fic for an extra treat. :)

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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: (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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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: drama, Carolyn Lam, Landry, Daniel, Mitchell
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfiction
Link: Do No Harm

Why This Must Be Read: I love a good outside perspective. This retelling of Prototype, written by the queen of episode-related fic, allows us to see the action through the eyes of Dr. Carolyn Lam. You'll appreciate her civilian views of the moral dilemmas, her surreptitious Cliffs' Notes of names and events, and her own strength of character throughout the drama that plays out in her infirmary.

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
This rec marks 1,000 recs I have made over the last nine years. Fandom, you are fantastic for supplying me with such wonderful material. Keep it up. :)

Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Jack, team, hurt/comfort, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: Dark Places

Why This Must Be Read: It's always fun to go back and read a story written long ago, for the different flavor and emphasis. In this case, treat yourself to a gripping, Jack-centric drama where he is forced to struggle for survival, desperate to care for his team in the worst of circumstances.

Complete with twistiness, teaminess, and a fabulous Jack voice, this story is sure to leave you well satisfied.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: drama, time travel, episode related, crossover, AU, Teal'c/Drey'auc
Warnings: technical crossover with Farscape
Author on LJ: [profile] antonomasia09
Author's Website: antonomasia at AO3
Link: Unrealized Reality

Why This Must Be Read: The events of 48 Hours may have been instantaneous to Teal'c, but who knows what happens in a wormhole? In this fascinating crossover with Farscape, Teal'c spends those two days struggling to find the path to his own reality... and exploring some fascinating AUs at the same time. The whole thing is excellent reading, but the last two paragraphs are my favorite!

Reccer's note: Speaking as someone who only knows that Cam and Vala's actors had roles on Farscape, you can be safely assured that you can read this without any familiary with the fandom.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: Jack and Sam friendship, Sam and Daniel friendship, angst, drama, character study
Warnings: adult themes
Author on LJ: [personal profile] isawet
Author's Website: isawet at AO3
Link: the cold hard equation

Why This Must Be Read: I love best the episodes when SG-1 has to grapple with difficult, shades-of-grey situations. In this heartbreaking story, Sam has to deal with a problem with an impossible solution which she nonetheless needs to make.

I love Sam's courage here, Jack's unremitting strength, Daniel's gentle support, the general competence of just about everyone, and the inevitable choice. Painfully, powerfully good.

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Daniel, Dixon, drama, team, angst, apocafic, AU
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tielan
Author's Website: tielan at AO3
Link: Storm Front

Why This Must Be Read: Out of necessity, this is a mystery crossover. What makes it so gripping is the characterization: Jack as the competent, intelligent general of the SGC, his rapport and trust in his people (especially Sam), the reactions of the various characters, and the realistic fusion of SG-1 with a certain movie series that you needn't have actually watched (I haven't, personally) in order to recognize. Great apocafic, and a really good read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Janet, team, time travel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] izhhilzha
Author's Website: Izhilzha's FanFiction Sticky Post
Link: Q is for Questing

Why This Must Be Read: This one easily reads like an episode: an urgent offworld problem that requires an unorthodox solution, and the struggles of each individual member of the team to find a way to success, using whatever skills they possess to deal with their unexpected situations. Add Janet into the mix, and you've got a fascinating time travel story that perfectly suits SG-1.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Jack and Daniel friendship, angst, drama, horror, character study
Warnings: detailed descriptions of canon torture
Author on LJ: [personal profile] katie_m
Author's Website: Katie M at AO3
Link: Soul May Look and Body Touch

Why This Must Be Read: Here is an exquisitely wincing exploration of Daniel helplessly watching Jack's very self disintegrate, both physically and mentally, during Abyss. Powerfully, painfully good.

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figs_sg1_rec: (mitchell)
Rec Category: Cameron Mitchell
Categories: Jack, angst, drama, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magickmoons
Author's Website: magickmoons at AO3
Link: Committee

Why This Must Be Read: Treat yourself to a powerfully fraught confrontation between Jack and Cam, as the general reams out the colonel for not taking sufficient care of his kids.

I love this because it reads as painfully real. Jack is wearing two hats here: the one that belongs to the superior officer, and the one who has years of his own experience informing him that leading SG-1 is harder than herding cats. Jack forces Cam to acknowledge the consequences that come with the failure to control his team... but he also commiserates, offering comfort in the perfect Jack-like manner. Excellent stuff!

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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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Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: episode related, drama, angst, action/adventure, Teal'c and Daniel friendship, Jack and Daniel friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] dennydj
Author's Website: Ancient Musings
Link: Y is for Yearning

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fantastic episode tag to Forever in a Day that almost reads as an episode in its own right. Full of drama and friendship and courage under fire, we get a focused look on Daniel's perspective as SG-1 performs S&R for another team - and recover themselves, too.

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: team, friendship, drama
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magickmoons
Author's Website: magickmoons
Link: Double Vision

Why This Must Be Read: This tense, teamy story reads like a prequel to Orpheus, as Daniel struggles post-Descension to make sense of his own reactions and apprehensions. Very believable, both in events and characterization, and a very good read.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: drama, ep related, Bra'tac, team, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfic
Link: at LJ or on Redbyrd's website

Why This Must Be Read: I have often called Redbyrd one of the queens of gen fic, particularly of the ep-related variety. This wonderful long story is a case in point, as we see the events of Maternal Instinct unfold through Teal'c's eyes. The excellent use of Bra'tac's reactions, thoughts on Jaffa culture, and Teal'c's perspective all put a new twist on a classic episode!

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figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Janet Fraiser
Categories: Dixon, Daniel, Teal'c, drama
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: L is for Lockdown

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is Janet at her intelligent and capable best, coupled with all-around SGC competence and the inevitable need to struggle with the mysterious otherworldliness that is part and parcel of the Stargate. Add in Dixon, Teal'c in unique bug-hunting mode, and some gratuitous Daniel whumpage. What's not to love? :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: drama, team, Teal'c, Sam, Daniel, Walter the Chevron Guy, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: magistrate at AO3
Link: U is for Unheimlich

Why This Must Be Read: The team brings a literal ghost story back to the SGC, and General Hammond has to guide his people through to a safe exorcism.

This is a fabulous, spooky story that speaks of strength of character, leadership, alienness, and personal courage. There is so much here: Sam and Daniel in an unusual Wonder Twins mode, Teal'c with his experience and weight of history, Hammond's determination to protect his people despite themselves, and competence from just about everyone, which is something I always love!

This will grip you and absorb you, and leave a lingering knowledge that the SGC will never really understand everything that they encounter through the Stargate.

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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: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: friendship, drama, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] settiai
Author's Website: Settiai at AO3
Link: The Scientific Method

Why This Must Be Read: Joyous teamy goodness - oldskool!SG-1 for the win. :)


Everything was going perfectly well until the door slammed shut behind them.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam major carter)
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: Daniel, team, drama, action/adventure
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] annerbhp
Author's Website: Fic Master List
Link: Reckless

Why This Must Be Read: The team get to watch Sam let her inner soldier come out to play, with all her awesomeness!

...What? You need more?


Daniel managed to forget sometimes that Sam was more than just a brilliant scientist.
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: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Ronon Dex
Categories: SGA, Daniel, Sam, Sam and Daniel friendship, humor, drama, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] annerbhp
Author's Website: Fic Master List
Link: Cliff Diving for Dummies and Eclipse

Why This Must Be Read: Here are two short gems of Ronon fic during the Sam-in-command era: one light-hearted ficlet with Daniel, and one more serious fic with Sam. Even a non-SGA fan like me can enjoy these, so if you're a Ronon fan at all, you're sure to love them!

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