figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: humor, character study, little bit of hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: P is for Plan (and also for Pie)

Why This Must Be Read: Classic Jack and Daniel friendship fic, complete with snarky banter and meaning-of-life stuff, as only Tallulah Rasa can write them!

...You've clicked the link already, haven't you?


“You noticed all that?” Jack said.

“I can be observant,” Daniel said in mock hurt.

“Of rocks,” Jack said.

“There weren’t any around, so I compensated,” Daniel said.

Memories, by ami_ven (G)

  • Mar. 3rd, 2016 at 12:13 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: team, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ami_ven
Author's Website: ami_ven at AO3
Link: Memories

Why This Must Be Read: It's early Season Seven, with a still mostly amnesiac Daniel...

Team love!

Daniel friendship love!

...Why are you still here? :)


“Who taught you how to drive?” he asked, as Teal’c made a perfect three-point turn back into traffic.

“You did,” said Teal’c, and Daniel smiled, remembering only a little, but enough to count.

Anomia; Antipodes, by catalysticskies

  • Feb. 15th, 2016 at 10:17 AM
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.

Those Who Give the Most, by Annieb (PG)

  • Feb. 24th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: ep related, Janet, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] annieb1955
Author's Website: Annieb at AO3
Link: Those Who Give the Most

Why This Must Be Read: In a missing scene from Heroes, George steals some quiet time to bid Janet a proper goodbye. This is a beautiful tribute to both the Little Doc and the SGC's best general in one powerful little package!


Such small hands for one who'd done so much with them.

Bibliotherapy, by Sallymn (PG)

  • Jan. 26th, 2015 at 9:05 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sallymn
Author's Website: sallymn at AO3
Link: Bibliotherapy

Why This Must Be Read: In the wake of Daniel's amnesiac return to life on Earth, Jack hits on the perfect therapy to help restore his memory: browsing (and buying!) his way through half the used bookstores in Colarado.

I love Jack's running thought processes, the Sam sweetness that's happening at the Mountain in their absence, and the genuine friendship that permeates every word of this lovely ficlet.


If anything is going to kickstart Doctor Jackson's missing memories into some sort of working order, his favorite places in the whole of Colorado ought to do it.

I Know You Are But What Am I? by Busaikko

  • Oct. 23rd, 2014 at 12:55 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Clone!Jack
Categories: episode related, clone!Jack, Hammond, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] busaikko
Author's Website: busaikko at AO3
Link: I is for I Know You Are But What Am I?

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is for everyone who refuses to believe that clone!Jack would be satisfied with high school...

Brutally honest, beautifully painful, Hammond and clone!Jack discuss his options and his future with brilliant characterization and pauses that say as much as the words. Powerfully good!


"The galaxy desperately needs all Jack O'Neills," Hammond said.

Double Vision, by Magickmoons (PG)

  • Jul. 29th, 2014 at 3:26 PM
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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Days in a Month, by Eilidh (G)

  • Jul. 28th, 2014 at 11:16 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: humor, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] eilidh17
Author's Website: Eilidh at AO3
Link: Days in a Month

Why This Must Be Read: Shameless Jack and Daniel friendship fluff with bonus background teamy goodness, using Daniel's spotty post-Descension memory as an excuse for fabulous banter. What's not to love? :)


"He and Carter have been baking all day." Jack shuddered theatrically. "Ever seen a Jaffa wearing a pink apron and covered head to toe in icing?"

"I don't know. Have I?"

Remembrance, by Suzannemarie (G)

  • Jun. 25th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Sara O'Neill
Categories: friendship, angst, character study, Jack
Warnings: references to Charlie and Jack/Sara
Author on LJ: [personal profile] smg01
Author's Website: Fanwork Listing / Suzannemarie at AO3
Link: Remembrance

Why This Must Be Read: This is a gentle, moving account of Sara and Jack, eight years after their tragedy, spending some quiet time together on what would have been Charlie's birthday to remember their son.

Sara O'Neill is a stellar class act, and this lovely story does her justice.

(Reccer's note: this fic is a companion piece to another story that describes the same day from Jack's perspective, including a mission off-world. You'll probably enjoy Birthday, too.)

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: humor, team
Pairings: Sam/Pete
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] fridayschild85
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Three Men, An Astrophysicist and A Boyfriend

Why This Must Be Read: No matter what your actual feelings towards Sam/Pete, you will adore this story in which Jack, Daniel, and Teal'c do their very best - or possibly worst - to intimidate Sam's new boyfriend.

You will love Sam's exasperation with her boys (who are definitely displaying that kind of maturity level), their various methods of attack, and Pete's game attempt to keep up. This is the kind of fun fic which is easy to visualize playing out on-screen, and it's guaranteed to leave you grinning!


This evening’s get together was going marginally better than she’d anticipated, but only because her at-the-door search of Jack and Teal’c hadn’t turned up any hidden zat guns.

Building the Puzzle, by Magickmoons (PG)

  • Jan. 20th, 2014 at 11:46 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Jack and Daniel friendship, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magickmoons
Author's Website: magickmoons at AO3
Link: Building the Puzzle

Why This Must Be Read: We didn't get to see Daniel and Jack click onscreen in Fallen, so Magickmoons supplies the missing bonding scene with Jack in this story. It's very nice to see Jack being the more optimistic one as he bolsters Daniel's confidence in getting back the kind of memories that can never be replaced - especially those of Sha're.

This is angsty, bittersweet, and ultimately hopeful. Sounds a lot like Jack and Daniel's friendship, doesn't?

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After Every War, by Magistrate (PG)

  • Dec. 10th, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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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K is for Kite, by Cowardly Lion (PG)

  • Nov. 28th, 2013 at 12:09 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: M'zel, original character
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] catsmeow
Author's Website: Gen Fic by Catsmeow / Slash Fic by Cowardly Lion
Link: K is for Kite

Why This Must Be Read: I love when authors focus on actual cultural differences that are inevitable when dealing with multiple worldviews. (Literally!) In this story, M'zel of the Jaffa (from Death Knell) finds himself hugely frustrated in dealing with the Tau'ri... even if he's willing to set those differences aside to deal with their true enemy.

A nice missing scene, some excellent perspectives, good OCs, and a great read. And as a bonus, there's a companion fic, from Major Green's perspective: Circling.

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Old Souls, by Shadownashira (PG-13)

  • Oct. 14th, 2013 at 12:42 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Crossover
Categories: clone!Jack, drama, angst, character study
Warnings: drug abuse; crossover with Sherlock
Author on LJ: [personal profile] shadownashira
Author's Website: shadownashira at AO3
Link: Old Souls

Why This Must Be Read: Jon Neilson, AKA clone!Jack, is on a road trip to London... and meets up with a young Sherlock Holmes in his pre-John Watson days, suffering from an overdose. Throw in the beginnings of the Homeless Network, Mycroft, and some surprising reflections on coping with being outside the norm, and you have a fascinating, thoughtful crossover that is amazingly plausible.

There is never enough fic about clone!Jack. It's a pleasure to read this one!

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G is for Weather Gauge, by Jedibuttercup (G)

  • Oct. 10th, 2013 at 11:03 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Princess La Moor of Medrona
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jedibuttercup
Author's Website: Jedicuttercup at AO3
Link: G is for Weather Gauge

Why This Must Be Read: It's fun to pull back the curtain and peek behind the scenes of the Stargate universe. Here, Jedibuttercup shines the light on Princess La Moor of Medrona (home of the Touchstone), when the Langarans are offered sanctuary on her world in S7. It's always nice to see an intelligent woman in charge, and I enjoy both La Morr's pragmatism and her cultural perceptions. This is short, satisfying, and a nice reminder that the scenes in the show are only a small sampling of a greater story.

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figs_sg1_rec: (Janet)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Janet, Daniel, Cassie, Jacob, ep related, drama, AU
Warnings: character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rebeccavoy
Author's Website: rebeccavoy at AO3
Link: Five ways Janet Fraiser came back to life and what she did then

Why This Must Be Read: Here are four ways Janet survives Heroes in one way or another, and one last killer of a scenario where she does... and she doesn't. A great exploration of what-ifs that you're sure to enjoy.

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You Captains Bold and Brave, by Pepper (G)

  • Apr. 29th, 2013 at 10:48 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (thor happy)
Rec Category: Thor
Categories: humor, Jack, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] pepper_field
Author's Website: Pepper at AO3
Link: You Captains Bold and Brave

Why This Must Be Read: This is a giggle-worthy romp of poor Thor trying to understand the very baffling human race, and the even more baffling Jack O'Neill! Absolutely guaranteed to leave you grinning. :)


"Computer, set course for Earth."

"Aye-aye, cap'n!"

"And stop calling me that!"
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Sam and Janet friendship
Categories: Sam and Jack friendship, character study angst, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] enigmaticblue
Author's Website: Enigmatic Blue at AO3
Link: There Will Come Soft Rains

Why This Must Be Read: Sam may be at a low point post-Death Knell, physically and emotionally exhausted from the struggle with the Kell warrior and Jacob's subsequent disappearance with the Tok'ra, but at least she's got Janet's warm (and somewhat wicked) friendship to help keep her going. Add a nice scene with Jack in the infirmary, some reflection on Jacob, and a callout to Cassie, and you've got a satisfying story that you're sure to enjoy!

Reccer's note: there is a single half-sentence in the story that can probably be read as Sam/Jack UST. I personally had no trouble keeping my gen glasses firmly in place. :)


Janet grips Sam’s hand. “You’re going to be okay, Sam. It’s just going to take time.”

Sam nods and takes a deep, shaky breath. “I know.”

Innocent Man, by Penknife (PG)

  • Aug. 28th, 2012 at 9:37 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (jack)
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: clone!Jack, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] penknife
Author's Website: Penknife at AO3
Link: Innocent Man

Why This Must Be Read: This brief, brutal sketch of the inside of clone!Jack's head will leave you speechless. Such simplicity for so much impact. Painfully, powerfully good.


He wouldn't have chosen this -- Jack wouldn't have chosen this -- but he can still feel the weight lifting, the lightness in his chest. He's not responsible for anything except what he does next.

Five Ways Janet Didn't Die, by Rachel500 (PG)

  • Jun. 27th, 2012 at 10:48 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Janet Frasier
Categories: AU, five things, drama
Warnings: AU minor character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rachel500
Author's Website: Rachel500 at AO3
Link: Five Ways Janet Didn't Die

Why This Must Be Read: Here's a look at five different might-have-beens to change what happened in Heroes, ranging from Janet wearing one of the new vests to a stuck elevator. Not necessarily happy endings, but a wistful look at ways that we might have got to keep the Little Doc.

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Between Silence, by Random (PG-13)

  • Apr. 3rd, 2012 at 2:16 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel teal'c orpheus)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] randomfreshink
Author's Website:
Link: Between Silence

Why This Must Be Read: Daniel and Teal'c, post-Orpheus, as Daniel still trips on his returning memory. Here is the pain of being widowed and confronting one's choices, a beautiful mesh of formality and friendship, with quotations to mask the depths of emotion. Perfectly Tea'c, marvelously Daniel, and an excellent read.


With a nod, Daniel Jackson put on his glasses again. And then he looked up, met Teal'c's stare, his own once again strong and direct. "Dal shaka mel--I die free. What about the right to live free?"

With a twist of a smile and a tip of his head, Teal'c conceded the hit to the heart. Jaffa were better accustomed to death than to life.
figs_sg1_rec: (thor happy)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Thor, Asgard, team, angst, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] eve11
Author's Website: Eve's fic on LJ
Link: An Empirical Study of Entropic Principles in Complex Systems

Why This Must Be Read: This is rich, and aching, and hints at a vast expanse of lost history and background that we -- and SG-1 -- can never, ever know.

SG-1 among the Asgard, in all their alien and incomprehensible glory. Read this slowly, and savor.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Cassie
Categories: Cassie, Daniel, Teal'c, ep related, angst, drama, character study
Warnings: reference to Heroes
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Author's Website: Magistrate at AO3
Link: This is What It's Like

Why This Must Be Read: Oh, this fic has such power. Cassie in the wake of Heroes, reluctant to confront Daniel. The nature of anger, and forgiveness, and the occasional need to walk away. Choices. Memory. Taking what you have and carrying it to the future...

All this, plus good cheesecake. Read slowly, and savor.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam daniel friendship)
Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, episode related
Warnings: spoilers through S7, including Heroes
Author on LJ: [profile] fridayschild85
Author's Website: unknown
Link: The Walls We Build Around Us

Why This Must Be Read: If you have ever felt that the Daniel who came back in S7 wasn't quite the same Daniel who walked through the metaphorical Stargate at the end of S5, then this angsty exploration of Sam and Daniel's friendship is for you.

Fridayschild traces Sam's reactions and thoughts throughout the course of the season, as she categorizes what's changed, what's missing, and what's lost. Sam wants to reconnect with Daniel, and something is there... but it's not the same, and never will be.

This is poignant and powerful and piercing, all at once. Not an easy read, but an honest one -- and a good one.

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Daniel Descending, by Stringertheory (PG)

  • Jun. 27th, 2011 at 8:38 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (gen colored glasses)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Daniel, team, friendship, humor, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Daniel Descending

Why This Must Be Read: This delightful fic is new and shiny and simply adorable!

Hammond orders the team to take some downtime shortly after Homecoming, so they can reconnect and help Daniel unscramble his memories. What follows is a snarkfest of recollections about various missions, set to the backdrop of Teal'c's favorite movie.

And cake!

Fun, affectionate teamy goodness. There's nothin' like it.

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