figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2017-09-07 10:56 am

Five Things Vala Would..., by Grammarwoman (PG)

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)
2017-08-28 03:43 pm

Not Even Tuesday, by SallyMN (PG)

Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: team, Cam, humor, Siler
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] sallymn
Author's Website: Sally M at AO3
Link: Not Even Tuesday

Why This Must Be Read: General!Jack comes to the rescue of a very frazzled Mitchell in an extremely wacky situation... which is probably just another day in the life of SG-1, really. :)

Great Jack voice, delicious humor, and bonus deadpan Siler for the win!

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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
2017-03-23 12:24 pm

The Case Of The Missing Jello, by Amathela (PG)

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. :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2016-08-31 07:47 pm

Five ways Vala surprised her teammates, by Skieswideopen (PG)

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: (team patch by paxm)
2016-04-20 11:25 am

Hive Virus, by Havocthecat (PG)

Rec Category: Team
Categories: humor, awesomeness, SGA crossover
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] havocthecat
Author's Website: havocthecat at AO3
Link: Hive Virus

Why This Must Be Read: Classic SG-1 team being awesome in Atlantis!

...What, you need more?

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figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
2016-03-21 12:12 pm

Drifting Out at Sea, by Abyssinia (PG-13)

Rec Category: Apocafic
Categories: Cam, crossover, angst, team, AU, hurt/comfort, friendship, Sam, Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, SGA characters
Warnings: it's apocafic! :) Includes major character deaths/permanent injuries (mental and physical)
Author on LJ: [profile] abyssinia4077
Author's Website: Abyssinia at AO3
Link: Drfiting Out at Sea

Why This Must Be Read: The hardest part about the apocalypse isn't losing Earth. The hardest part is holding everything together afterwards.

Here is solid, aching Cam perspective as the Earth is lost and the survivors scrabble to find new footing on a cut-off Atlantis. Characterization all-round is moving, powerful, and poignant. This is a long, gripping story that ends, despite everything, with Cam's eternal optimism offering hope.

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
2015-12-30 11:31 am

And Leaves the World to Darkness, by Tarimanveri (PG-13)

Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, (emotional) hurt/comfort
Warnings: typical Ori atrocities
Author on LJ: [profile] tarimanveri
Author's Website: Tarimanver at AO3
Link: And Leaves the World to Darkness

Why This Must Be Read: Sometimes SG-1 loses, and sometimes it's the fault of individual choices. Luckily, Daniel has Sam to help pick up the pieces afterwards.

This is bleak and bittersweet, as Sam and Daniel, with perfect characterization, face their failures and the desperate need to just keep going. It's not a happy fic, but it rings all too true and is well worth the read.


Sam is too tired to think that far ahead. When she gets back to earth she’s going to hug Cassie extra hard for the little girl she couldn’t save, and she’ll think of the grave she and Daniel covered with grass in its green and quiet clearing, and she’ll appreciate the closure it’s given her. Then she’ll get on with the fight, whatever it brings.
figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
2015-12-28 11:21 am

Home for the Holidays, by Tallulah Rasa (G)

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!

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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
2015-11-26 12:02 pm

Shore Leave, by Smilebackwards (G)

Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Jack, Sheppard, OCs, Landry
Warnings: slight crossover with SGA
Author on LJ: [personal profile] smilebackwards
Author's Website: smilebackwards at AO3
Link: Shore Leave

Why This Must Be Read: I adore competence by SGC personnel, and Jack's whimsical (read: utterly dismissive) perspective on propriety, and yes, I admit to not being particularly fond of Landry. :) And even for a non-SGA-watcher like me, the Sheppard references are easy to follow. Put this all together, and this quick read is guaranteed to make you smile!

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figs_sg1_rec: (humor)
2015-11-08 01:02 pm

Loose Leaf Gridiron, by Caitrin (G)

Rec Category: Cam and Sam friendship
Categories: humor, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] ctorres / [personal profile] ct
Author's Website: Fic Index
Link: Loose Leaf Gridiron

Why This Must Be Read: Happy, teamy S9 fic with Sam and Cam front and center, both with their natural competitiveness coming to the fore in an impromptu game of paper football. I love the characterization quirks and the appreciative audience, and even General Landry makes a surprisingly congenial appearance. Guaranteed to make you smile and leave you with happy feelings!


Teal'c interrupted. "I am unfamiliar with the game of paper football."

All heads swiveled towards Teal'c. Finally, Daniel said what Sam herself had been thinking. "I can't believe Jack had eight years and never taught you."
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2015-09-08 11:11 pm

Do No Harm, by Redbyrd (PG)

Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: drama, Carolyn Lam, Landry, Daniel, Mitchell
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] redbyrd_sgfic
Author's Website: Redbyrd's Stargate Fanfiction
Link: Do No Harm

Why This Must Be Read: I love a good outside perspective. This retelling of Prototype, written by the queen of episode-related fic, allows us to see the action through the eyes of Dr. Carolyn Lam. You'll appreciate her civilian views of the moral dilemmas, her surreptitious Cliffs' Notes of names and events, and her own strength of character throughout the drama that plays out in her infirmary.

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figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2015-08-25 10:31 am

Gravitational Time Dilation, by Splash the Cat (PG)

Rec Category: Jack and Teal'c friendship
Categories: episode related, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: splash_the_cat at AO3
Link: Gravitational Time Dilation and the Consequences of Special Relativity

Why This Must Be Read: In the wake of Unending, Teal'c has fifty years' worth of memories and loss that he can't share with anyone. Who else can offer therapy better than Jack O'Neill?

I love their understanding of one another and Jack's unique brand of comfort and peace at a time that Teal'c so badly needs it. Beautifully and powerfully done.


Jack glanced over at Teal'c. It was weird, seeing him aged, not just in body with the white at his temples and the fine lines around his eyes, but there was something else, too. An intangible bow to his back. A weight that even Bra'tac had never shown.
figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
2015-06-16 10:52 am

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

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. :)

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figs_sg1_rec: (fic rec)
2015-03-31 04:25 pm

Checking Up, by SG Betty (PG)

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?”
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2015-03-23 09:59 pm

Time Share, by Kalquessa (G)

Rec Category: Clone!Jack
Categories: Jack, character study, humor, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [profile] kalquessa
Author's Website: Floating Tower of Fanfic
Link: Time Share

Why This Must Be Read: Jack and mini!Jack, snarking at each other while (not) fishing. Funny and sharp, until it's not funny and still sharp. And incredibly, perfectly Jack.


"You know," Jack offers after another long pause, "Daniel tried to convince me once that having you running around was a sort of immortality because my memories and ideas and what-have-you would survive me, at least for a good thirty years."

"You tell him that's a load of crap?" the clone asks.

"Yeah, pretty much," replies Jack, and takes another swig.
figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
2015-02-23 11:46 am

Who Catch and Sing the Sun in Flight, by Paian (PG)

Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Daniel, character study, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] paian
Author's Website: Paian at AO3
Link: Who Catch and Sing the Sun in Flight

Why This Must Be Read: Paian writes the most beautiful episode tags for Unending - and, speaking as one who personally loathed that particular episode, I can only imagine how much more powerful her stories are for those fans who actually enjoyed the series finale!

Daniel finds the courage and wisdom to accept not only the loss of self, but also the loss of all the knowledge he has accrued over the course of five decades. If you want to savor haunting, elegaic Daniel angst, this ficlet is definitely for you.


Here, in this strange cold luminous space that has become his refuge and his temple, he makes his peace with the act they are about to commit, and says goodbye to their home that will be unmade and the selves they will be no more.
figs_sg1_rec: (mitchell)
2015-01-14 05:46 pm

Uninhabited Planets, by Magickmoons (PG)

Rec Category: Cameron and Vala friendship
Categories: angst, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magickmoons
Author's Website: magickmoons at AO3
Link: Uninhabited Planets

Why This Must Be Read: Adversity brings out the best in both Cam and Vala, as a disaster off-world leaves them confronting their fears... and receiving comfort from one another, as each is perceptive enough to recognize those fears and alleviate them. A really thoughtful, warming fic!


It just figured, too. A nice, quiet uninhabited planet: no Ori, no Lucien operatives, it was supposed to be a walk in the park.
figs_sg1_rec: (fanfic fix)
2014-12-23 01:28 pm

When I've Got Nothing on but the Radio, by Splash the Cat (PG)

Rec Category: Sam and Vala friendship
Categories: ep related, hurt/comfort, humor, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] splash_the_cat
Author's Website: splash the cat at AO3
Link: When I've Got Nothing On But the Radio

Why This Must Be Read: This is Sam and Vala fanfic at its best, as Vala kinda-sorta kidnaps Sam for some badly needed R&R in the wake of Line in the Sand. Characterization is perfect and feels wonderfully real. We can only hope that both Sam and Vala had some restorative moments like this!

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figs_sg1_rec: (daniel fron freeze)
2014-10-28 04:47 pm

Entangled, by Martha (G)

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: (mitchell)
2014-09-09 10:03 am

Committee, by Magickmoons (PG-13)

Rec Category: Cameron Mitchell
Categories: Jack, angst, drama, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: [personal profile] magickmoons
Author's Website: magickmoons at AO3
Link: Committee

Why This Must Be Read: Treat yourself to a powerfully fraught confrontation between Jack and Cam, as the general reams out the colonel for not taking sufficient care of his kids.

I love this because it reads as painfully real. Jack is wearing two hats here: the one that belongs to the superior officer, and the one who has years of his own experience informing him that leading SG-1 is harder than herding cats. Jack forces Cam to acknowledge the consequences that come with the failure to control his team... but he also commiserates, offering comfort in the perfect Jack-like manner. Excellent stuff!

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