figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: character study, Jack and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] darthneko
Author's Website: darthneko at AO3
Link: Life According to Daniel Jackson

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really nice peek into Daniel's head and the meandering process of his thoughts. From an off-world campfire to cookies in the commissary to shopping at 2 a.m., you'll enjoy this take on life according to Daniel.


He thinks, dimly, that he misses the man he was... but he's fairly certain he remembers the man he was would have sold his left kidney for the chance to know half of what he knows now, gunshots or no.

Baba Yaga’s Recipe Book, by Lokei (G)

  • Jan. 29th, 2017 at 11:01 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Daniel, Jack, humor, friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lokei
Author's Website: Lokei at AO3
Link: Baba Yaga’s Recipe Book

Why This Must Be Read: Five times it "tastes like chicken"!

Or possibly not. :)


“I do not like them, Sam I Am,” Jack muttered. Daniel elbowed him in the ribs. Hard.
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: 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. :)

Not Staying, by Nagi Schwarz (PG)

  • Jul. 25th, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Walter the Chevron Guy
Categories: five things, Hammond, Jack, character study
Warnings: references to canonical post-series character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: Splash the Cat at AO3
Link: Five times Walter wished George was back at the SGC

Why This Must Be Read: This shiny new fic is exactly what it says: five times Walter, from Season 8 and onwards, wishes George Hammond was still running the SGC - a bit of wry humor, a generous dose of angst, and Walter as the observer of events. Definitely well worth reading!


Sometime in the middle of SG-1's third mission as a trio, he poked his head into O'Neill's office. "Colonel Carter just called in their check-in, right on time. She said all's clear."

O'Neill blinked at him a moment before biting out a gruff "Thanks," but as Walter eased the door shut he didn't miss the soft sigh of relief. Back at his station, he added a note to the desk log: New task: email O'Neill when SG-1 checks in

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 teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Teal'c, team, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] le_russe_satan
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Five secrets Teal'c knows about his teammates

Why This Must Be Read: There are many hidden gems in the Pentagular Gate comm that never got reposted elsewhere. This one is particularly good: Teal'c, contemplating his teammates, and getting them. Too short to quote, so go read and savor.
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!

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Father's Day, by Cyren (PG)

  • Jul. 8th, 2015 at 11:28 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Gen
Categories: Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Jack, character study, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] cyren_2132
Author's Website: cyren2132 at AO3
Link: Father's Day

Why This Must Be Read: Bittersweet and beautifully done, Cyren takes us through Father's Day from differing perspectives: two members of SG-1 who lost their parents, and two members of SG-1 who miss their sons. Coping methods and characterization are all perfect. Any fic that leaves you feeling thoughtful is a good one!

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figs_sg1_rec: (cassie)
Rec Category: Cassandra Frasier
Categories: episode related, multiple eras, character study, angst, time travel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] ivorygates
Author's Website: ivorygates at AO3
Link: Countdown, Causality, and Close Enough

Why This Must Be Read: This is a powerful, poignant exploration of Cassie's life, beginning on Hanka, through Janet's death, Jack's prolonged MIA status at the beginning of S7, and the initially-unwanted quest to get SG-1 safely back home from the far future in 1969. I love the way Ivorygates gives Cassie a different mindset and different perspectives, and the sheer hard work and challenges involved in getting the team back to the right time. Those missing loops of time are so intriguing, and this story treats us to a fascinating look at what might have been.

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Four Last Five Things by Sid (PG)

  • Jan. 27th, 2015 at 2:23 PM
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.

B is for Battle Ready, by Wonderland (G)

  • Dec. 18th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Catherine Langford
Categories: Janet, friendship, ep related, character study
Warnings: very vague references to Catherine/Ernest
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_wonderland
Author's Website: Wonderland at AO3
Link: B is for Battle Ready

Why This Must Be Read: This is a wonderful look at an unexpected friendship: Catherine Langford and Janet Frasier, from their first clash in Torment and Tantalus to a melancholy, solitary moment in the wake of Heroes. Both women shine here as their friendship deepens over the years, seen in snapshots that touch on various episodes. A really lovely story!


The two women shared a smile before Catherine hopped down from the gurney. “Dr. Fraiser, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got an Air Force to bully.”

Fraiser wasn’t about to bet against the white-haired steamroller who sailed purposefully from the infirmary. She handed off the file in her hands and went to check on Dr. Littlefield.

Dangerous Men, by Lokei (PG)

  • Nov. 30th, 2014 at 1:02 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lokei
Author's Website: Lokei at AO3
Link: Dangerous Men

Why This Must Be Read: This is Jack contemplating Daniel over the years, from the original movie through S8. His reflections on what motivates Daniel speak volumes about Jack himself and the depths of their friendship.

It's almost lyrical as Lokei deftly weaves canon together to form a genuine, meaningful whole.

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G is for Growing Up, by Thothmes (G)

  • Jun. 24th, 2014 at 10:56 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Cassie
Categories: multiple eras, Janet, Jack, friendship, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: G is for Growing Up

Why This Must Be Read: Here is a genuinely charming Cassie fic of her perspectives of Jack and friendship over the years, from early S1 through post-series. Add in some excellent Janet cameos and a tribute to opera - what's not to enjoy?


There was another set of season tickets, and those ones were a secret. Mom could know, but Cassie was absolutely not to share word of them with the rest of SG-1, not even Sam. Jack had season tickets to the opera. It was an easy secret to keep. The music, by itself would have been dismissed by her new classmates as desperately uncool, and there was nothing Cassie wanted more than to fit in, to be normal, unremarkable, just like everybody else. Well, as unremarkable as someone with hair her color could be, anyway.

Fire and Calm, by Magistrate (PG)

  • Jun. 8th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: episode related, character study, Kasuf, futurefic
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: Fire and Calm

Why This Must Be Read: This gorgeously splendid character study takes Bra'tac's first journey to Kheb, the ultimate destruction and mass Ascension of Abydos, and seamlessly fuses them together into a beautiful exploration of choice, perspective, age, and progress.

Both Bra'tac and Kasuf are courageous mentors who watched their disciples and children soar to greater heights. Here, Magistrate does justice to both of them.

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G is for Godparent, by Stringertheory (PG)

  • Apr. 28th, 2014 at 1:41 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Gen
Categories: Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: fic list
Link: G is for Godparent

Why This Must Be Read: This gorgeous story, spanning multiple seasons, examines the character of Jack, Sam, Daniel, and Teal'c respectively, based on their approach to being a godparent. From the obvious canon example of Cassie to the the pre-SGC days of Jack's years out in the field, these are beautiful and thoughtful - especially Teal'c's, who observes each of his teammates and then makes his own personal choice.

Heartwarming and note perfect, and a lovely read!

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J is for Just a Bit Off Base, by Thothmes (G)

  • Feb. 17th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Original Character
Categories: Jack, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: J is for Just a Bit Off Base

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is a real treat: an entertaining, likeable original character and his outside perspective on Jack O'Neill and the insane goings-on underneath Cheyenne Mountain. Covering events from Stargate: the Movie through the beginning of S8, this is a great look at what it's like to watch the SGC from the outside. Wonderful stuff!

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Gen
Categories: Catherine Langford, Cassandra Fraiser, Sarah Gardner, Loran, Jennifer Hailey, Jonas Quinn, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic List
Link: Star Light, Star Bright

Why This Must Be Read: Minor characters deserve focus, too. Here, Stringertheory offers an enchanting character sketch of six characters - four women, two men - whose lives are both touched by the Stargate and tied to the stars. From gentle to bittersweet to angsty and back again, each of these is a deft portrait of the characters we meet and then often forget after the episode ends.


There are so many small moments that created the path her life has taken. Some of them were missteps or stumbles, but they were all heading in the same direction: toward the stars.

Best Laid Plans, by Penknife (PG)

  • Aug. 8th, 2013 at 4:35 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: team, Sam, friendship, humor, angst
Warnings: includes references to canon character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] penknife
Author's Website: Penknife at AO3
Link: Best Laid Plans

Why This Must Be Read: Glorious teamy goodness, both the sweet and the bitter, as Sam's holiday plans are ruined five times by various events related to SG-1. You'll be smiling and teary-eyed in turns, and love every one of these - right down to the perfect tag line at the very end.

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The Gift, by Rebeccavoy (G)

  • Jun. 19th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (thor happy)
Rec Category: Thor
Categories: Sam, character study, friendship, angst, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rebeccavoy
Author's Website: LJ Stargate master list / rebeccavoy on AO3
Link: The Gift

Why This Must Be Read: Over the years, Thor contemplates the complexities and contradictions of the Tau'ri. More specifically, of women. Even more specifically, of Sam Carter.

This is a thoughtful, bittersweet character story, and a most intriguing read.


As it was with all of Tau’ri culture, it was through Jack O’Neill that he was first introduced to the world of Tau’ri women. And as was with nearly all things Jack O’Neill, it was Daniel Jackson who set the poor alien straight, introducing him to Samantha Carter for the first time.

Nobody Dies Tonight, by Isawet (PG)

  • Jun. 16th, 2013 at 9:27 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (cassie)
Rec Category: Cassie
Categories: Sam, Janet, Teal'c, character study, ep related, angst, friendship
Warnings: references to canon character deaths
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: Isawet on AO3
Link: nobody dies tonight

Why This Must Be Read: This is a simply gorgeous exploration of Cassie over the years, with her acknowledgment of love and loss and inevitable change. It's tender and powerful all at once, with fantastic interactions with Janet, with Sam, and (my personal favorite exchanges) with Teal'c. Read this one and savor.

reccer's note: yes, the last few paragraphs suggest a bit of Sam/Jack in Cassie's eyes, but it's years in the future and solely from her perspective, so my gen glasses can remain firmly in place. YMMV.

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Wherever She Prospers, by Mrspollifax (G)

  • Apr. 30th, 2013 at 10:43 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (cassie)
Rec Category: Cassandra Frasier
Categories: five things, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] mrspollifax
Author's Website: mrspollifax at AO3
Link: Wherever She Prospers

Why This Must Be Read: I love this overarching sketch of Cassie's life on Earth, from her first unhappy encounter with immunizations to her teenage years to marriage and children. This is five times Cassie wishes she was a "child of Earth," and the underlying thread of melancholy only serves to underscore her inner strength of character and the peace she makes with life's challenges.

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C is for Cool Competence, by Thothmes (PG)

  • Mar. 11th, 2013 at 11:22 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Allison Brightman, Janet Fraiser, team, character study
Warnings: references to canonical character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: C is for Cool Competence

Why This Must Be Read: This is a simply fabulous character sketch of Dr. Brightman, bringing her vividly and wonderfully to life. Thothmes extrapolates from the little we see of her onscreen and makes her an integral part of the SGC infirmary -- not replacing Janet, but complementing her with herown bedside manner. Medical personnel need to be a team, too, and here, we see Dr. Brightman as a major player. Add sprinklings of humor and cameos from Walter and Siler for a wonderful read!


If Dr. Fraiser, all 5'2" of her, was fire, then Allison Brightman, a tall 5'8", was ice. Ask any trained nurse, and he or she will tell you that there is a time to apply one, and a time to apply the other.

A Study of Plush, by Gingasaur (G)

  • Mar. 5th, 2013 at 10:48 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] gingasaur
Author's Website: Gingasaur at AO3
Link: A Study of Plush

Why This Must Be Read: This is an enchanting exploration of Sam and Teal'c's friendship, from the very beginning through post-series, to the backdrop of Valentine's Day. Sweet without being sappy, gentle yet strong -- here is Sam and Teal'c, exchanging teddy bears and smiles. A lovely read.

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