Wherever We Go, by Gingasaur (PG-13)

  • Nov. 29th, 2016 at 5:29 PM
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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Deja Vu All Over Again, by JDJunkie

  • Sep. 5th, 2016 at 11:57 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Futurefic
Categories: Daniel, OC, character study, Jack and Daniel friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website:JDJunkie at AO3
Link: Deja Vu All Over Again

Why This Must Be Read: There is genuine sweetness in this, as a desk-bound Daniel gets some nostalgic time off-world and reflects a little on how far he - and the SGC - have come.

The ruins on P4Y-771 had been discovered during a routine investigation. “They hoped to find weapons grade naquada,” Weston’s report read. “Instead, they found a temple. I was thrilled. They ... weren’t.”

The Gravity Remix, by ChristinaK (PG)

  • Mar. 30th, 2016 at 1:02 PM
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.

Why They Fight, by Scrollgirl (G)

  • Sep. 9th, 2015 at 7:23 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: Teyla, Jack, Teal'c, team, character study, friendship
Warnings: SG-1/SGA crossover
Author on LJ: [personal profile] scrollgirl
Author's Website: scrollgirl at AO3
Link: Why They Fight

Why This Must Be Read: Teyla is surprised to learn that the SGC is more family-oriented than she thought. And it's not just biological relatives, either; SG-1 (they're all here but Jonas!) is definitely all about family of choice.

Call this bittersweet fluff and enjoy!

Jack blinks at the small, dark-haired, dusky-skinned toddler seated across the conference table in his mother's lap. Torren grins at him, and Jack crosses his eyes and sticks out his tongue to make the little boy giggle. Ha! Still got the touch.

V is for Velocity, by Jedi Buttercup (PG)

  • Aug. 26th, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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?"

Won't Feel So Alone, by Epiphanyx7 (PG-13)

  • Apr. 2nd, 2015 at 2:01 PM
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."

Another Day at the Office, by Sholio (PG)

  • Mar. 24th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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.

Reprise, by Stringertheory (PG)

  • Feb. 27th, 2014 at 10:22 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: episode related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: fic list
Link: Reprise

Why This Must Be Read: Several years ago, Stringertheory wrote Dal Niente, a beautiful Unending fic in which Sam teaches Teal'c how to play the cello. In this lovely sequel, an older and somewhat lonelier Teal'c returns the favor.

I proudly confess that I asked for this sequel, and Stringertheory sketches out their friendship with intelligence and deep undercurrents. A loving, lush read, and a tribute to both Teal'c and Sam.

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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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Pournelle's Iron Law, by Julie (G)

  • Aug. 12th, 2013 at 10:56 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: post-series, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: Infanity
Link: B is for Bureaucracy (Pournelle's Iron Law)

Why This Must Be Read: I have a soft spot for stories which highlight the Free Jaffa and their unerring ability to do everything the hard way. Freedom is never easy - including the inevitable bureaucracy that it spawns!

Read this for the wry humor, for Bra'tac's wisdom and sheer common sense, and for the automatic empathy you will feel for poor Ja'tal for being where we've all been before. :)

Bra'tac gripped his shoulder. "Welcome to the revolution, my boy."

U is for Unspoken, by Thothmes (PG)

  • Dec. 17th, 2012 at 4:47 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: character study, Teal'c, Apophis, pre-series, post-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: unknown
Link: U is for Unspoken

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fabulous sketch of Bra'tac, arcing across the decades and played against a strong theme of silence: his first stirrings of doubt as a chal'ti, his lonely search for fellow rebels, his initial observations of Teal'c and then of the Tau'ri. Thothmes finishes with a lovely scene of Teal'c and Bra'tac together, content in silent contemplation of their ultimate victory in achieving freedom.

(Literally) quietly triumphant, and a read to savor.

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Cheating the Other Guy, by Sholio (PG)

  • Oct. 21st, 2012 at 5:41 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Sam, Teyla, SGA team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sholio
Author's Website: City on the Ocean's Edge
Link: Cheating the Other Guy

Why This Must Be Read: Sam-in-command at Atlantis, on a mission with Teyla to rescue the rest of her team after Teyla has accidentally sold them...

Great bonding between the two women, entertaining world-building, a deft and humorous touch, and a tagline that will leave you giggling. Even if, like me, you're not an SGA fan, you'll still love this one!

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A Cinderella Story, by Tallulah Rasa (PG)

  • Aug. 2nd, 2012 at 6:39 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (jack and daniel scribble)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: post-series, humor, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: To Explore the Universe and Eat Pie
Link: A Cinderella Story

Why This Must Be Read: Another gem from the queen of gen fic: Jack and Daniel, post-series. Jack's subconscious and Daniel in a gown with optional tiara. Sparkling banter, lots of meaning-of-life-stuff, and enduring friendship. This fic is just joy!

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Y is for Years, by Paian (G)

  • Aug. 1st, 2012 at 6:28 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (bra'tac)
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: Teal'c, post-series, friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] paian
Author's Website: Fic Index
Link: Y is for Years

Why This Must Be Read: This thoughtful character sketch is sheer joy: Teal'c and Bra'tac, quietly triumphant after all their struggles when they truly come home. Gorgeous, introspective friendship, a genuine look at the repercussions of what they've endured over the years, and a delightfully happy ending for them both. You'll want to hug this fic, and Bra'tac and Teal'c, too!

Never had they met this way without another battle on the near horizon. Never had they met this way in a time of peace. Never, in all their lives, had they known a time of peace.

A Pleasant Road, by Aces (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2012 at 8:54 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Cam friendship
Categories: post series, character study, angst
Warnings: spoilers for Continuum, including canonical deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] wishfulaces
Author's Website: Aces at AO3
Link: A Pleasant Road

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is twisty and heartachy and comforting, all at once: Cam in Continuum, missing Teal'c and thinking of would-have-beens; an older Cam in the loop-within-the-loop, agonizing over what-there-is; and the happy ending of a Cam and Teal'c afterwards, looking forward to what-can-be.

Lovely word pictures, a shared love for the planet, and the spare, unspoken friendship of a road trip make this a story to truly savor.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam major carter)
Rec Category: Sam
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ardvari
Author's Website: Stargate fic tag
Link: The woman who circumnavigated the universe in a ship of her own making

Why This Must Be Read: A simply gorgeous character sketch of Sam and her relationship with the stars, her father, and herself.

When she’s on Earth, the stars pull at her heartstrings and she’s restless, always looking up the way she used to, itching to get back out there again.

Surrogate, by Annerb (PG)

  • Feb. 5th, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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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Penitent, by Stringertheory (PG)

  • Jul. 11th, 2011 at 10:21 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Tomin, post-series, character study, angst
Warnings: spoilers through Ark of Truth
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Penitent

Why This Must Be Read: After Tomin's stunning conversation with Teal'c at the beginning of Ark of Truth... after his decision to return to his own galaxy, and his goodbyes to Vala... what happened to Tomin next?

Stringertheory answers that question in this lovely character sketch, full of melancholy and hard-earned wisdom. In the aftermath of bitter truth, Tomin accepts the burden of what he and others have done and helps his fellow warriors work their way to acceptance and, hopefully, solace.

Poignant, moving, wistful -- this fic is all of those, and well worth reading.

They would sometimes spot him, late at night, lying on his back in the fields, looking at the stars.
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: (humor)
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Daniel, Sam, Teal'c, Vala, Mitchell, Cassie, post-series
Warnings: reference to assault
Author on LJ: [personal profile] lolmac
Author's Website: [profile] bethinexile
Link: The Cat Came Back and The Cat Came Back Again

Why This Must Be Read: This hilarious sendup of Ascension began as commentfic from Thothmes and was expanded into a full-blown, delicious-beyond-words story by Beth. Take typical cat traits and add Ascended Daniel to the mix, and you get... well, this! Laugh-out-loud antics that are still perfectly in character, from visits to Jack in Washington to harassing Mitchell in his dress uniform. Add Sam as head of the SGC and Vala and Teal'c and Cassie for good measure, tie up a loose end from Ark of Truth, and you end up with a marvelously entertaining story that I just couldn't wait to rec.

Edit: And for Thothmes' hilarious Jack-and-Daniel (and Nyan!) epilogue, don't miss this!

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Lost Over Time, by SG Betty (PG)

  • Feb. 14th, 2011 at 1:17 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (sam daniel s1)
Rec Category: Gen
Categories: Mitchell, Sam and Daniel friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Author's Website: Fiction Index / Vid Index
Link: Lost Over Time

Why This Must Be Read: This is a gorgeous post-series Sam and Daniel friendship piece, with Cam as the catalyst to help the Wonder Twins remember that there's still a little wonder left in the universe. Gentle, thoughtful, bittersweet, and feeling just right.

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Zephyr, by Aelfgyfu (G)

  • Dec. 21st, 2010 at 4:43 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (thor happy)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: ep related, Thor, Loki, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] aelfgyfu_mead
Author's Website: Aelfgyfu's Mead Hall
Link: Zephyr

Why This Must Be Read: This lovely, thoughtful fic repairs one of the most egregious flaws of Unending: the inexplicable suicide of the Asgard. It also gives us Thor and Loki, some marvelous Asgard POV on what it really means to be the Fifth Race, and a fascinating exploration of Asgard motivation and hopes. Read this one and savor!

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Hypotheticals, by SG_Betty (PG)

  • Dec. 15th, 2010 at 11:08 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (mitchell)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Mitchell, Daniel, post-series
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Author's Website: Fiction Index/Video Index
Link: Hypotheticals

Why This Must Be Read: In this thoughtful post-Ark of Truth story, Cameron is perceptive enough to recogize certain warning signals regarding Dr. Daniel Jackson and head him off at the pass. I love the deliberate calm of Cameron here, the gradual spreading of his spinning web to include the entire team, and his wry acknowledgment that of course Daniel would never leave things as they are. Excellently insightful, and well worth the read!

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It Came to Pass, by Travelling One (PG-13)

  • Aug. 18th, 2010 at 4:39 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (gen colored glasses)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: Daniel, episode related, drama, angst, friendship, team
Warnings: spoilers for Continuum, including canon character deaths
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: Travelling One's Stargate Stories
Link: It Came to Pass

Why This Must Be Read: Travelling One not only gives us the events we saw onscreen in Continuum from Daniel's POV, but also the aftermath, when the timeline has been reset and residue still lingers. Plenty of TO's trademark teamy goodness and friendship, some nice filling-in of the blanks, and a sober consideration of not only what-might-have-beens, but what-actually-was -- it all adds up to an excellent read.

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The To-do List, by Rachel500 (PG-13)

  • Jul. 14th, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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.’