figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: team, Teal'c, Jacob Carter, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: PepperF at AO3
Link: N is for Nishta

Why This Must Be Read: When the purely human members of SG-1 have a delayed reaction to nishta, Teal'c and Jacob decide to seize the opportunity...

Teal'c pwnage and Jacob pwnage are apparently exponential. :)

This ficlet was originally my birthday present, and I have no idea why it took me so long to rec. Go read it now!


"They are usually most argumentative," agreed Teal'c, blandly.

"Yeah," said Jacob, thoughtfully. "Usually."

Jacob... said Selmak, warningly – but she said it with such amusement that he wasn't fooled for a moment.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Character Study
Categories: ep related, pre-series, Nick Ballard, Daniel, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] ivorygates
Author's Website: ivorygates at AO3
Link: K is for Kinship

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fascinating exploration of Nick's backstory, including a history that spans decades and too many griefs. I love how a person that so many fans perceive as a shallow, cookie-cutter character suddenly becomes very human and very real!


Looking down at Claire’s son, Kaatje’s grandson, he knew he couldn’t face another love, another loss. He made his voice harsh as he told Daniel there was no place in his life for him. That someone – someone else -- would care for him. About him.

And he left.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Sergeant Siler
Categories: humor, Jack, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Where There's a Will or an Or

Why This Must Be Read: This is a delightful contemplation of Jack O'Neill by one Sergeant Siler, culminating with exactly what Siler left Jack in his will.

It's wry and deadpan and realistic - just like Siler himself. A joy to read!


As far as Sgt. Siler was concerned, officers were like the weather, hard to predict with any accuracy, beyond the ordinary person's control, and capable of greatly affecting the tenor of a working man's day. And like the weather, most of the activity they generated was made way up high where the air was thin, and fell alike on the just and the unjust down below. His personal approach in dealing with all this was to try to keep his head down and keep going, regardless. What can't be changed must be endured, and in general, it wasn't worth having too much of an opinion about the weather.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Daniel friendship
Categories: ep related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: sg_wonderland at AO3
Link: Cast Upon Foreign Soil

Why This Must Be Read: I adore fics that explore the remarkable friendship between Teal'c and Daniel. This is early, early S1 - post The Enemy Within - that features Teal'c and Daniel as two outsiders in a crowd, considering cultural conflicts and hoping to build some bridges together. Lovely stuff, all round!


Teal’s stood silently at parade rest, finally offering, “It is a temperate evening.”

Daniel frowned at him. “What?”

“I have observed that many of your people begin a conversation with meaningless exchanges concerning climate.”

“Oh, well.”

The silence stretched out again.
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. :)
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: humor, episode related
Warnings: character death (and death, and death)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Author's Website: nagi_schwarz at AO3
Link: Not Staying

Why This Must Be Read: Stargate and mythology are always a wonderful combination. Combine that with quite literally morbid humor, and you get this: Daniel meeting an old "friend," over and over and over again...

Wry, dry, and ultimately bittersweet.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: Jack and Daniel friendship, character study, episode related, agnst
Warnings: "not really character death" (the perfect tag for SG-1, eh?)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] butterfly
Author's Website: Butterfly at AO3
Link: Playing Possum

Why This Must Be Read: This is the third time Jack has had to take charge of not-actually-dead Daniel's belongings, and it never gets easier.

...Yes, this is post-Meridian, why do you ask?

I love character sketches that reflect canonical history and relationships, and this story is bleakly pictch-perfect.


Jack knew how to handle gone.

Note: I just discovered that I recced this already four years ago. Ah well. :)
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: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: AU, angst, character study, Daniel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: catalysticskies at AO3
Link: anomia; antipodes

Why This Must Be Read: I have a massive soft spot for Fallen AUs that allow us a deeper exploration into the enigma that is Arrom. This version eventually gets us back into canon, but diverges into a longer time for amnesiac!Daniel with the nomads, including a side-trip to a lost Abydos and the search for himself when he doesn't quite understand what he's seeking. It's a sort of outside perspective of Daniel, with Daniel himself serving as the outside POV, and an interesting read.


They tell him they found him in the outskirts of the city, tell him he must have fallen from the sky. They tell him a lot of things, and he has little else to believe.
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.

snippet of fic... )
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.

snippet of fic... )
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.

snippet of fic... )
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."
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: Sam and Daniel friendship, Daniel and Vala friendship, character study, episode related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] unabashedbird
Author's Website: Unabashed Bird on AO3
Link: Remind Me of Swimming

Why This Must Be Read: This is a beautiful exploration of Daniel's relationship with music and people over the years, arcing from pre-series to post-series. From Sha're to Sam to Sarah Gardener to Cassie to Vala, Daniel's musical skills and his willingness to play are deeply affected by the people and events in his life. I especially like how the author leaves the color of the goggles to the reader's discretion, especially with Vala: read this as friendship or pre-ship, and it all works wonderfully!

snippet of fic... )
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.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: Jack and Daniel friendship, team, ep related, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] gategremlyn
Author's Website: Master Post
Link: J is for Jeopardy

Why This Must Be Read: Daniel, in the aftermath of Need... not quite as alone and isolated as he thinks he is.

This is a beautiful, teamy friendship piece that showcases the sensitivity and caring the members of SG-1 have for one another. Just lovely!


“No, Daniel. You're a member of this team.”

“But what I did--”

“What you did, you'll have to live with. That's a sad truth. But you live with it here with us.”
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jack and Teal'c friendship
Categories: episode related, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: splash_the_cat at AO3
Link: Gravitational Time Dilation and the Consequences of Special Relativity

Why This Must Be Read: In the wake of Unending, Teal'c has fifty years' worth of memories and loss that he can't share with anyone. Who else can offer therapy better than Jack O'Neill?

I love their understanding of one another and Jack's unique brand of comfort and peace at a time that Teal'c so badly needs it. Beautifully and powerfully done.


Jack glanced over at Teal'c. It was weird, seeing him aged, not just in body with the white at his temples and the fine lines around his eyes, but there was something else, too. An intangible bow to his back. A weight that even Bra'tac had never shown.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: crossover, ep related, character study
Warnings: crossover with Doctor Who
Author on LJ: none
Author's Website: KerrAvonsen at AO3
Link: Tempus Fugit

Why This Must Be Read: When a weary, heartsick Sam post-2010 meets Doctor John Smith at an astrophysics conference, their conversation on time travel and consequences is both absorbing and oddly comforting.

Like me, you needn't be a Doctor Who fan to thoroughly enjoy the discussion between these two; while I imagine that all of the Doctor's "hypotheticals" are actual canon references, it doesn't matter from a Stargate perspective. But if you do watch Doctor Who, you definitely won't want to miss this intelligent and intriguing character study.

snippet of fic... )
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: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: time travel, angst, character study, Jack and Teal'c friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Just a Little Pocket Change

Why This Must Be Read: This is Jack, in the year 1969, struggling with what he can't do. Powerfully and ouchingly good.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Categories: humor, episode related, team, time travel, General Hammond, Catherine Langford, Cassie
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] gategremlyn
Author's Website: Gategremlyn at AO3
Link: What Would Walter Do?

Why This Must Be Read: This is a joyful episode tag to 1969, flashing between Walter following up on his paperwork and various characters following up on events that took place thirty years before (or long in the future). The ending is one of my all-time favorite tropes, and the entire fic is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


Walter grinned. Best. Damn. Job. Ever.
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.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: Oma, episode related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: Q is for Quintessential

Why This Must Be Read: A (literally) delicious slice of friendship between Oma and Daniel, complete with snark, disagreement, and sparkling characterization. A real joy!

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: episode related, Nicholas Ballard, angst, kidfic
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] campylobacter
Author's Website: Campylobacter at AO3
Link: Ready When You Get Back

Why This Must Be Read: Enjoy a fascinating, angsty exploration of Daniel's waffle breakfast with his grandfather after his parents' funeral, with a bonus time-twisty handwaving of certain discrepancies in Threads and a nod to Crystal Skull. I love stories that focus on tiny details and make it all make sense... or possibly not. :)


snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: angst, Jack and Daniel friendship, Charlie, episode related
Warnings: canonical major character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] epiphanyx7
Author's Website: Epiphanyx7 at AO3
Link: Won't Feel So Alone

Why This Must Be Read: Set during that year in Continuum, this fic will hit you like hammers for Daniel's sheer, aching losses.

Sharp, accurate characterization and the hurt of might-have-beens and never-weres, this is not!Jack and Daniel... and Charlie. Ouchingly good.



"Well," Daniel says. "I hope you're happy, Jack."

Shrugging, O'Neill turns away. "Was the other version of me happy?"

"No," Daniel replies. "He didn't have Charlie."
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