figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Vala Mal Doran
Categories: Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Cam, Jack, character study, five things
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Author's Website: Fic and Vid List
Link: Four things Vala would miss about Earth if she left & one that she wouldn't

Why This Must Be Read: This is an excellent character study of Vala as outsider, considering her options and the people she's met on Earth. Her thoughts on Sam are my favorite, but they're all very well done with stellar characterization!


Vala had a series of escape plans worked out even before she stepped through the Gate that first time to Daniel's world, plans that were discarded and replaced on her initial evaluation of the layout of the SGC. As her stay with the Tau'ri went on, the constant calculations for strategic withdrawal running through her head became a soothing background noise. A jarring note introduced itself, though, when she realized how much she would miss what she would be leaving behind.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Teal'c and Vala friendship
Categories: humor, five things, team, Cam, Sam, Daniel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] amathela
Author's Website: Amathela at AO3
Link: The Case Of The Missing Jello (Among Others)

Why This Must Be Read: It's an alien conspiracy!

Okay, it's just five times Vala and Teal'c totally pwned their teammates. With and without jello. :)

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five things
Categories: Vala, character study, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] skieswideopen
Author's Website: LJ fic list (more complete) / skieswideopen at AO3
Link: Five ways Vala surprised her teammates

Why This Must Be Read: I really like this five things, which fits Vala perfectly: apparently bright and shiny and silly, but with unexpected depths. If that's not Vala, then what is?
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: (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: (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
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: (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.
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Jack, Daniel, Sam, Teal'c, Hammond, Walter, Siler, character study, slice of life
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: C is for Coffee

Why This Must Be Read: This is an utterly charming day-in-the-life series of individual vignettes, revolving around the all-important theme of that first cup of coffee in the morning. Team, George, Siler, Walter the Chevron Guy, even the hapless Felger... This is a coffee-flavored love letter to SG-1, guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: five things, angst, humor, friendship, team, Jack and Daniel friendship, character study, AU
Warnings: happy character deaths (in SG-1, that can be a thing, can't it?)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: So Long, Farewell, See You Around

Why This Must Be Read: I was very pleased to see Tallulah Rasa, one of the queens of gen fic, moving her stories from her now-defunct web page to AO3 so that they're still available for our reading pleasure. Here's one that I haven't recced yet: a fantastic look at seven different ways Jack might have left the SGC (or not), full of friendship and snark and humor and a generous dash of angst and (mostly) happy endings.

The second and seventh are my favorites, but these are all a joy!


"It says, SG-1," Daniel said, gauging their reactions with an eyebrow shimmy only slightly less pronounced than it would have been in the old days. "We explored the universe and ate pie." He took a sip from his cup.

No one said anything for a minute, and then Sam said, "Indeed", and Daniel's coffee went up his nose.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Janet, Mitchell, AU, episode related, friendship, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] pellucid
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Five Conversations Janet Fraiser and Cameron Mitchell Never Had

Why This Must Be Read: Snapshots of S9-10 in another universe in which Janet doesn't die, and the trust and friendship that develops between her and Cameron Mitchell. An absolute must for anyone who loves the Little Doc, and an excellent read.

snippet of fic... )
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.

snippet of fic... )
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.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (stargate alien)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: humor, horror, Rothman, Walter the Chevron Guy, Ferretti, Evan Lorne, original characters
Warnings: multiple non-permanent character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sallymn
Author's Website: My Fiction Lists
Link: Till Death Us (All) Do Part...

Why This Must Be Read: You don't think SG-1 are the only ones that turn out to be only mostly dead, do you...?

From Ferretti's Boba Fett moment to zombies to Walter's name change, every one of these peeks into the bizarreness of life with the Gate will leave you appreciating the black humor inherent in being a member of the SGC!


Hammond felt that dying on a long weekend was really not to be encouraged.
figs_sg1_rec: (Jack paperwork)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Jack, Kawalsky, team, friendship, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sid
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Five old 'war stories' O'Neill tells that feature Kawalsky

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is filled with warmth and friendship and bittersweet humor, as new friends join Jack in saluting an old friend he's lost. Complete with snark, increasing drunkenness, and a constant refrain of "Shut up, Daniel," (in the nicest possible way, natch), Sid does sparkling credit to Jack, Kawalsky, and all of SG-1.


"To Charlie Kawalsky, and to fallen comrades everywhere."
figs_sg1_rec: (gen colored glasses)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: team, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rachel500
Author's Website: Rachel500 at AO3
Link: T is for Team

Why This Must Be Read: Five glimpses of team love, in various incarnations throughout the years. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as SG-1.


They stepped forward, shoulder to shoulder, and together walked up the ramp and into the Stargate.
figs_sg1_rec: (jack glyph)
Rec Category: Five things
Categories: Jack, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] chocolatekettle
Author's Website: Fic Tag
Link: Five Things Jack Loved and Lost

Why This Must Be Read: This five things of loss is powerful and achy and so perfectly Jack, from flying to Charlie to Daniel to losing his team and the Stargate. Add a sucker punch of AU apocafic for a grand finale, and you'll fall in love all over again with Jack for his toughness and tenacity in the face of so much heartache.


The Stargate he gives up, for, oh, so many reasons. Because being offered another unlikely promotion so soon after the first is flattering. Because he really can do more for the program from Washington. Because George Hammond tells him it's a good idea. Because if he has to fly a desk, it might as well be a shiny one in a big office with a window and a nice view.

Because maybe if he doesn't have to see it every day he won't miss it so much.
figs_sg1_rec: (team off-world)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Daniel, Pete Shanahan, ep related, character study
Warnings: reference to Sam/Pete
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nandamai
Author's Website: nandamai.net
Link: Five Solitudes

Why This Must Be Read: Five separate snippets of different members of the team that nonetheless share a common theme of not-quite-right and not-quite-there. There's a certain remote loneliness in the choices each person makes, and Nanda does a great job of showing us the difficulties inherent in being a part of the SGC. Read slowly and thoughtfully, and savor.
figs_sg1_rec: (hammond phone)
Rec Category: General Hammond
Categories: team, humor, angst, five things
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic list
Link: Hammond Had No Idea

Why This Must Be Read: This is George at his finest: dealing with his flagship team, in all their shades of eccentricity, with style and aplomb. I love that he knows when it's best not to push, or even ask. You'll enjoy all five of these -- just watch out for the sucker punch of that last one!


“SG-1,” he said in greeting. “Care to explain your state of dress?”

“When in Rome, General,” came Jack's reply.

“I don't remember sending you to Rome, Colonel.”
figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Jacob Carter
Categories: Sam, five things, character study, multiple eras
Warnings: reference to canonical minor character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] colls
Author's Website: colls at AO3
Link: Father and Daughter

Why This Must Be Read: Six drabbles that illustrate the relationship of father and daughter over the years. There's honest pain and gentle sweetness here that does a lovely job of showcasing Jacob and Sam from her days as a teen to his time with Selmak. Read each one carefully, and savor.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Janet Frasier
Categories: team, Emmett Bregman, five things, friendship, drama, multiple seasons
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website: JDJunkie at AO3
Link: Life Stories

Why This Must Be Read: Here is the Little Doc in all her competent and scary glory: the woman who watches SG-1's back in every way throughout the seasons and is much too awesome to be taken lightly! This fic is a joy that will leave you with a grin on your face.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] aurora_novarum
Author's Website: List of My Stories
Link: English Stories

Why This Must Be Read: Why does so much of the galaxy speak English, anyway?

From the in-canon explanations to the tongue-in-cheek crackiness to the one-word zinger of the final option, this is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face!


"Short answer: I have no idea."
figs_sg1_rec: (jonas fic)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: Jonas, team, friendship, angst, ep related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] grav_ity
Author's Website: Gravity Not Included
Link: The L Words

Why This Must Be Read: Grav touches lightly, one drabble at a time, on Jonas Quinn: his initial loneliness on Earth, the wonder of slow friendship and acceptance, the bittersweet, full circle return to Langara when "home" isn't so easy to define any more. Lovely, deft, and layered, and well worth the read.


"Carter, why are we lost?”

“There’s too much magnetic interference on this planet for our compasses to – .”

“Why’s it always magnets? Jonas, what do you think?”

This is when Jonas knows he’s part of the team.
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.

snippet of fic... )
figs_sg1_rec: (jack and daniel friendship)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: character study, humor, angst, five things, team, Cassie
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: To Explore the Universe and Eat Pie
Link: Rings

Why This Must Be Read: I'm a bit surprised to discover that I haven't yet recced this gem from the queen of gen fic! :)

Enjoy this exploration of how Jack and Daniel's friendship has changed over the years: what's spoken, what's left unsaid, what's understood. With trees as a common theme to carry the character story across the seasons, there's classic alien wonder, perfect banter, and just the right touch of humor and teamy goodness. Add a post-season tribute to Janet, complete with Cassie, for one of my favorites.

snippet of fic... )

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