figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Teal'c
Categories: friendship, Sam, Daniel, character study
Warnings: reference to Daniel/Sha're
Author on LJ: [personal profile] nandamai
Author's Website: Nandamai at AO3
Link: The Ghost Dance

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is almost impossible to categorize. It's a lovely S8 Teal'c perspective on his teammates. It's the satisfaction of seeing Daniel still delighting in the unknown after everything he's experienced. It's the marvel of offworld things that can't quite be explained, and the joy of the unknown, and Sam the skeptical scientist still embracing it. It's friendship, and character study, and a hint of Daniel/Sha're. And it just deserves to be read!

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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.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: ep related, drama, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: fic list
Link: To Stand in the Sun

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fantastic look at two missing scenes from Changeling from Sam's perspective, first when the team discovers Teal'c and Bra'tac and then a conversation in the infirmary afterward. I love the implications of Jolinar's legacy for their friendship, the sensations lost and the new hopes found, and the warm connection between Sam and Teal'c. This is thoughtful, warming, and moving, all at once.

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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 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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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel mortal peril)
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: team, friendship, angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] sg1jb
Author's Website: Jb at AO3
Link: Culture Clash

Why This Must Be Read: This is fantastic early season team fic, complete with alien encounters, Daniel in trouble, Teal'c struggling with Tau'ri vs. Jaffa culture, competence from every member of the team, lots of interacting friendships and frustrations, and failed ducking.

And ducks!


"Thank you?" Jack's voice bordered on incredulous. "You're thanking the duck?"
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c stalking fic)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: ep related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: fic list
Link: Dal Niente

Why This Must Be Read: Shiny new fic to recommend!

This is a stunning exploration of Teal'c and Sam and music: what Tau'ri music means to Teal'c as a Jaffa, what it means to Sam as solace in Unending, and the tender closeness of the two of them learning and then playing together. Beautiful, elegant story that will leave a bittersweet echo lingering in your mind when you're done.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam is reading)
Rec Category: Sam
Categories: multiple friendships, multiple seasons, five things
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] missparker
Author's Website: missparker at AO3
Link: Only Held by Gravity

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fic of joy -- Sam's friendship and closeness with each member of her team in turn, plus Jacob. Vala and Jack are the only ones missing here (and from the summary, Jack's omission seems deliberate, although a casual reference to that friendship is also included.) But you'll love the way each aspect of Sam is highlighted by her various friendships, and it will be impossible to read this without a smile on your face.

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figs_sg1_rec: (good enough for jack to read)
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Sam, Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, friendship, character study, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Author's Website: Fic list
Link: In Its Truest Form

Why This Must Be Read: This fic personifies teamy goodness in all its glory, as Stringertheory treats us to various moments throughout the years when the team is there for one another.

Happy but not cloying, moving but not maudlin -- this series of snapshots is perfectly right.

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figs_sg1_rec: (Daniel S3 smile)
Rec Category: Five Things
Categories: five things, Daniel, ep related, character study, Jack and Daniel friendship, Jack and Teal'c friendship
Warnings: reference to canon minor character death
Author on LJ: [personal profile] rachel500
Author's Website: My fic @ AO3
Link: Father and Brothers

Why This Must Be Read: This stunning piece offers glimpses of Daniel's life and the men for whom he felt a deep (and platonic) love.

From his father to Nick to Jack to Teal'c to General Hammond, every one of these is a treasure to read slowly and savor.

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figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c inscrutable)
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Teal'c, friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] penknife
Author's Website: Penknife at AO3
Link: Archaeology

Why This Must Be Read: I love early-season Teal'c perspective, and this marvelous fic has that in spades: observing the "rites of mourning" in the wake of Kawalsky's death, his adaptation of Daniel's explanations to seek his own insight into the Tau'ri, his bemusement at Sam's eagerness to learn. This is Teal'c, at the very beginning -- superbly, wonderfully himself.


There are so many things to ask, every question leading to a dozen more, and he has been allowing himself to indulge his curiosity as he has not done since he was a child. It is all too easy among these people, who are constantly asking why and why must it be and why should we not as if they were not dangerous questions.
figs_sg1_rec: (teamy goodness)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: Sam, Teal'c, team, friendship, drama
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] gingasaur
Author's Website: Gingasaur at AO3
Link: Arborvitae

Why This Must Be Read: Courage. Determination. Sheer, unadulaterated will. Teamy goodness.

We get all this and more in this excellent story, as Teal'c comes to Sam rescue in an off-world crisis. This is a gripping read that you're sure to enjoy!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: Sam, Teal'c, episode related, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] spark_force
Author's Website: Alessandriana at AO3
Link: Four Teal'c & Sam Moments We Never Got to See

Why This Must Be Read: This is sheer love for Sam and Teal'c. Light humor, a deft touch, and such gentle caring for each other. Teal'c's never-ending enthusiasm for pop culture and Sam's indulgence of that addiction will leave you smiling and wishing for more!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal'c friendship
Categories: Sam, Teal'c, episode related, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] beanpot
Author's Website: Master List of Fics
Link: They're waiting all the same, with their flashlights and their semaphores

Why This Must Be Read: This fic draws you in deeply, as we follow Sam and Teal'c always searching, always hoping for a glimpse of Jonas in the aftermath of Langara's fall in S10. Nobody left behind includes Jonas, too, and Sam and Teal'c never stop trying to find him -- even after the aching breaking point, and even when hope seems lost.

If you hated the casual dismissal of a long-time friend and ally in S10, then this story will soothe you with its friendship and teamy goodness!


For a second, she had been sure it was Jonas, and now she thought that maybe – just maybe - he was out there and not among the fallen.
figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c)
Rec Category:Teal'c
Categories: Teal'c, Sam, Daniel, Jack and Teal'c friendship, Teal'c and Sam friendship, humor, angst, ep related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] kellifer_fic
Author's Website: Kellifer Fic Online
Link: Three Teal'c ficlets: A Wrestler Unto Me, Working it Out, And Yet

Why This Must Be Read: I stumbled across an old bookmark of three adorable Teal'c icon-based ficlets by the marvelous Kellifer. It's always a pleasure to rediscover hidden gems!

From the humor of a wasted Jack and Teal'c stumbling into Daniel's house to a gorgeous Sam and Teal'c friendship scene to a heartbreaking sketch of Teal'c's POV of that wordless moment from Lost City, these three ficlets are a delight. Too short and diverse to excerpt, so go read and enjoy!
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
Rec Category: Moebius
Pairing: none
Categories: episode related, angst, drama, Sam and Teal'c friendship
Warnings: violence, torture, canon major character deaths
Author on LJ: [personal profile] scarimor
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Barbarian

Why This Must Be Read: In this wrenching, powerful story, Sam and Teal'c aren't just killed in the fledgling rebellion against Ra in Moebius -- they are captured and forced to fight for his entertainment. The "Nubian" and the "Barbarian" struggle against impossible odds to help each other survive, and even spark a revolt from within the palace. With wonderfully drawn original characters and the gift of hope in the final moments, you will find yourself breathlessly reading along, hoping that Sam and Teal'c will somehow make it. A gripping, excellent read!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, character study, humor, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] aurora_novarum
Author's Website: List of My Stories
Link: Constellation Serendipity

Why This Must Be Read: This lovely piece is a marvelous exploration of how both Teal'c and Sam look at the universe: the nature of myths and patterns in the stars, folk heroes and inspiration and childhood experiences reflecting adult understanding... It's all so perfectly them. And with some fun teamy goodness to round out the story, Constellation Serendipity is a delightful read that you'll enjoy for its lightness and then savor for its underlying depths.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, team, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] moonshayde
Author's Website: Celtic Mysts
Link: It's All About Technique

Why This Must Be Read: Lovely, instrospective story on a skating rink, complete with squabbling Jack and Daniel in the background to highlight the gentle serenity of Sam teaching Teal'c how to skate on ice. Thoughtful Teal'c POV, light humor, and delightful characterization wrap this fic into one delightful package that you're sure to enjoy.

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, character study, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] a_loquita
Author's Website: Masterlist of my fic
Link: Divine

Why This Must Be Read: This thoughtful, pensive episode tag for Chain Reaction gives us Sam and Teal'c in the aftermath of near disaster, contemplating the choices they made and the burdens they faced. With a flashback to Sam's childhood and lovely characterization, this piece is most perfectly Sam and Teal'c - honest, understated, and good.


Her eyes met his, blue eyes and brown representing totally different backgrounds, cultures, lifestyle, and yet, when it came to choices such as staying or walking away, they were exactly the same.
figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] beanpot
Author's Website: Master List
Link: Let's Leave While We're Happy

Why This Must Be Read: There is so much to love in this charming fic as Teal'c helps Sam make the move from Colorado Springs to Area 51 in that nebulous gap between S8 and S9. You will savor their easy friendship, their consideration from one another, their amusement and bemusement and the bittersweet notes of parting -- particularly their final exchange and the poignancy of Teal'c's final thoughts.

Great Teal'c POV, wonderful friendship piece, and delightful characterization make this a story you're sure to enjoy.

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figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c inscrutable)

Rec Category: Episode related
Pairing: none
Categories: episode related, Teal'c, characters study, team, gen, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] paian
Author's Website: Enkomion
Link: Five Six Things Teal'c brought back in Unending

Why This Must Be Read: Komos writes some of the most enchanting Teal'c fic. With this five-things-turned-six, she gives us a beautiful portrait of post-Unending Teal'c, in all his dignity, maturity, and grace. There is his sense of self, and his acceptance of the weight he carries; there are his keepsakes of his teammates, and the love he has for every one of them. And most moving of all, there are the gifts he brings to each of his friends in turn: their acceptance, their reactions, and their affection. The last section, with Sam and Teal'c, nearly brings me to tears every time.

I rec this despite my intense dislike for Unending, and I strongly urge like-minded fans to read this and enjoy. And if you did like Unending.... well, what are you waiting for? :)

He has brought back one unbroken shell from the years crushed to dust along the shores of never-was.

Content, he moves on, into what will be.

figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Pairing: none
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum
Author's Website: List of My Stories
Link: Target Practice

Why This Must Be Read: I love first-step stories, and Aurora gives us a delightful one here!

It's very early S1, and Sam and Teal'c get their first real chance to bond. There's interaction on the firing range, motorcycles, and a trip to O'Malley's for steak and pool. But even more than that, we also get marvelous insight into culture clash and confusion: Teal'c's ingrained alarm at Sam's inspection of his staff weapon, a discussion on first and last names, Teal'c's delight at the plethora of desserts available, his unexpected talent for SGC gossip. This is a journey of discovery for Sam, for Teal'c, and for the enthralled reader, who will enjoy every step of the way!

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figs_sg1_rec: (sam teal'c smile)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Pairing: none
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, gen, humor, episode related
Warnings: gleeful mockery of canon ahead!
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] suzannemarie
Author's Website: unknown
Link: Z is for Zat'(some'thing)

Why This Must Be Read: Because Teal'c is the best straight-faced liar ever, and Sam goes along for the ride. Because Teal'c can make the most outrageous statements with such certainty that you can't help but believe him... and then he can do it all over again.

Suzanne does a delightful job of tweaking canon and saluting the marvelous rapport between Sam and Teal'c. Go read, and enjoy!

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figs_sg1_rec: (thor happy)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Pairing: none
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, Thor, gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tarimanveri
Author's Website: [livejournal.com profile] tarimanveri_fic
Link: As Canon Sees It

Why This Must Be Read: This lovely fic is set in early S9, just before Sam goes to Area 51. Sam is feeling adrift and lost; her team is scattering to different planets (and galaxies), and she feels that all she has to show for it are a few boxes and some painful memories.

Then Teal'c shows up, and their conversation is unexpectedly interrupted...

As Canon Sees It is a satisfying tribute to years of tears and triumph, the friendship between Sam and Teal'c, and knowing that things do matter. (It also shows that it always pays to have a camera in your pocket.) Thor, in all his non-cuddly huggability, is only the icing on the cake. :)


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figs_sg1_rec: (teal'c inscrutable)
Rec Category: Sam and Teal’c friendship
Pairing: none
Categories: Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, gen, episode related, angst
Warnings: references to Unending and SGA S4 casting
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] beatrice_otter
Author's Website: fic list
Link: The Weight of Non-Existent Years

Why This Must Be Read: I have mentioned once or twice (or dozens of times, heh) that I really hated Unending. Yet I have found a few fics that I have loved about that episode, and invariably, they involve the friendship between Sam and Teal'c. Like this one, only ow.

The Weight of Non-Existent Years gives us Teal'c and Sam friendship in the aftermath, before Sam departs for her new posting. Related with elegant prose from Teal'c's POV, we see him struggling to reconcile the woman he knew for fifty years on the Odyssey - the woman who, he realizes, "knew him better than anyone in his whole life. Better than Bra’tac. Certainly better than Shaun’auc, Drey’auc, or Ishta" - with the younger, stronger, lighter woman who stands before him now.

You will ache for Teal'c, and wince for Sam, too, who has lost the marvelous rapport that she developed with her friend over five absent decades. This fic is a beautifully crafted elegy and tribute to the friendship that is, and the friendship that was.

Too good and too short to excerpt. Go and read!
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