figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: hurt/comfort, humor, Janet
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ami_ven
Author's Website: ami_ven at AO3
Link: Chicken Soup for the Colonel's Soul

Why This Must Be Read: Read it.

Grinned and went "Awwwwww!"

Bounced off to rec. :)

Daniel snark, disembodied Janet, sick Jack, hint of teamy goodness. Short and very sweet!


“He’s improved enough to be aggravating,” Daniel repeated, cheerfully.

Rebound, by Jb (PG-13)

  • Mar. 19th, 2017 at 8:15 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel mortal peril)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, Sam, Bill Lee, Jack and Daniel friendship, Teal'c and Jack friendship, team, angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: language, serious whumpage
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Rebound

Why This Must Be Read: This glorious, intense story is long. And incredibly teamy. Full of Jack and Daniel friendship, and scientific puzzles, and Teal'c sheer stubbornness, and Sam doing her best (and beyond) for her team, and Daniel taking his usual flying leaps of logic, and courage, and drama...

I love each and every one of them here. Bill Lee shines, Janet has a great cameo, and the comfort of the final scene is an absolute joy. Make sure you've got the time to read this all in one sitting, because you won't be able to stop!

snippet of fic... )

Taking Care, by Dorothy Marley (PG)

  • Feb. 21st, 2017 at 11:25 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] dmarley
Author's Website: Dorothy Marley at AO3
Link: Taking Care

Why This Must Be Read: Great Jack voice. Deep, beautifully understated friendship. A joy to read!


Daniel wavered, turning towards the shower room, then he turned back. "Uh, you need any help, Jack?"

"No," Jack said automatically. "I'm right behind you." He considered a moment. "As soon as I can lift my arms."

There was a long moment of contemplative silence from the other side of the room. Then Daniel put down his towel and walked back to the bench.
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: (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.

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.”

Playing Possum, by Butterfly (PG)

  • May. 26th, 2016 at 10:37 PM
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. :)

Getting to Know You, by Jb (PG)

  • May. 25th, 2016 at 1:31 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Outsider POV
Categories: Bill Lee, Daniel, drama, angst, hurt/comfort, team, friendship, Janet
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Getting to Know You

Why This Must Be Read: This fantastic exploration of the Bill Lee's first encounter with SG-1 - and, particularly, Daniel - is not only a gripping story, but also a wonderful outsider POV of team friendship. I love the way Bill tries to understand the dynamics of Sam and Jack and Daniel's interactions with one another, and how so much goes over his head even as the reader comprehends SG-1's unique closeness. Add typical Jb drama and tension, and you've got a long, engrossing story of SG-1 at its best.

snippet of fic... )

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.

Home for the Holidays, by Tallulah Rasa (G)

  • Dec. 28th, 2015 at 11:21 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: Jack, Daniel, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] tallulah_rasa
Author's Website: Tallulah Rasa at AO3
Link: Home for the Holidays

Why This Must Be Read: New Tallulah Rasa fic, whee!

This fic is sheer joy: Jack and Daniel at their absolute best, with dry wit and snark and their shorthand complete understanding of one another. Add a generous dash of humor and a hint of teamy goodness to come, and you're guaranteed a smile by the time you're finished reading this!

snippet of fic... )

J is for Jeopardy, by Gategremlyn (PG)

  • Sep. 7th, 2015 at 5:12 PM
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.”

(Im)patient, by Green_grrl (PG-13)

  • Jun. 16th, 2015 at 10:52 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] green_grrl
Author's Website: green_grrl at AO3
Link: (Im)patient

Why This Must Be Read: When this classic Jack-and-Daniel piece was recently archived on AO3, I smiled at the appearance of an old friend... and then double-checked my lists, and was shocked to discover that I'd never actually recced it!

So sit back and enjoy an absolutely delightful Jack-in-DC fic in which Daniel, thankfully, includes "Jack" as one of his many languages. Snark, fondness, snappy dialogue, and pitch-perfect friendship. Wear whatever goggles you'd like. :)

snippet of fic... )
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... )

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."

Checking Up, by SG Betty (PG)

  • Mar. 31st, 2015 at 4:25 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
Rec Category: Mini!Jack
Categories: Jack and Daniel friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Author's Website: Fiction Index
Link: Checking Up

Why This Must Be Read: Clone!Jack and Daniel, having a not-quite-surreal conversation. Their personalities are perfect and their friendship is forever. :) Go read!


Daniel looked at Jack. “You know you can call me, right? If you need anything; even if you just want to talk.”

“Hello. Still Jack here. I don’t chat. Besides, I called you. Once.”

“About a history paper.”

“It was Egypt! I should call someone else?”

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.

What Fate Daniel Jackson, by JD Junkie (PG)

  • Dec. 17th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: ep related, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website: JD Junkie at AO3
Link: What Fate Daniel Jackson

Why This Must Be Read: This is a quiet, intelligent coda to Fire and Water, as Jack and Daniel talk about expectation, responsibility, and what they mean to one another. Beautifully adult, in the best sense of the word, and a real classic SG-1 feel for an excellent read.


Jack was an emotionally closed book most of the time, just as Daniel was. Maybe their unlikely friendship was helping them both turn a few pages. Maybe letting Daniel find his own way was a different way of showing he cared.

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.

snippet of fic... )

Entangled, by Martha (G)

  • Oct. 28th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: AU, SGA crossover, angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none (but see comment below)
Author on LJ: [personal profile] saffronhouse
Author's Website: Martha at AO3
Link: Entangled

Why This Must Be Read: This is an evocative, melancholy AU in which Daniel becomes, quite literally, Schrodinger's archaeologist forever trapped in a submerged Atlantis. I love Jack's POV, the contributions from the ensemble of characters, the interactions between Jack and Daniel. They are heartbreakingly, perfectly them.

Interestingly, I read this story first and only then discovered that it was apparently written as part of a J/D ficathon back in 2007. I would firmly classify this one as goggles-friendly, but I honestly don't see how this can be anything but friendship. YMMV, natch, and it's a gorgeously ouchy fic either way. :)


It's a rainy day in the Pegasus Galaxy. Good thing the mess is serving tacos.
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.

H is for Holding On, by JDJunkie (PG-13)

  • Aug. 27th, 2014 at 10:17 AM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Daniel, friendship, angst, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website: JDJunkie at AO3
Link: H is for Holding On

Why This Must Be Read: Bookmark this poignant, powerful story for the next time you want to read an episode tag to Meridian that is angsty and friendshippy and teamy, with just the smallest promise of the comfort of togetherness for Sam and Jack and Teal'c in the wake of losing Daniel...

Oh, who am I kidding? Go and read it right now. :)

snippet of fic... )

Y is for Yearning, by Dennydj (PG)

  • Jul. 30th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (Default)
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: episode related, drama, angst, action/adventure, Teal'c and Daniel friendship, Jack and Daniel friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] dennydj
Author's Website: Ancient Musings
Link: Y is for Yearning

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fantastic episode tag to Forever in a Day that almost reads as an episode in its own right. Full of drama and friendship and courage under fire, we get a focused look on Daniel's perspective as SG-1 performs S&R for another team - and recover themselves, too.

snippet of fic... )

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?"

Andante, by JDJunkie (PG)

  • Mar. 19th, 2014 at 4:59 PM
figs_sg1_rec: (team patch by paxm)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Daniel, friendship, team, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] jdjunkie
Author's Website: jdjunkie at AO3
Link: Andante

Why This Must Be Read: Classic-style fic as Jack tries to get the team back into the swing of things, post-FIAD. Daniel isn't really helping, but teamy goodness and solid friendship can always work wonders...

A good, thoughtful look at Daniel and his interactions with the team - and his memories of Sha're.

snippet of fic... )