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for the SG-1 fan with gen-colored glasses
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30th-Apr-2018 06:14 pm - To Be or Not to Be, by Thothmes (PG)
fic rec
Rec Category: Pre-series
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Claire Jackson, original character
Categories: drama, kidfic
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: To Be or Not to Be

Why This Must Be Read: For someone with a genuinely tragic childhood, Daniel is remarkably resilient and has incredible faith in people. That had to come from somewhere...

This is a fabulous perspective on Claire Jackson and her strength of conviction and the values she instilled in her son. With an extra twist of what-could-have-been, this is kidfic at its best.

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26th-Apr-2018 12:14 pm - Gribbles, by Mific (G)
humor
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Teal'c, Sam, Jack, Daniel, stealth crossover, humor, team
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: mific
Author's Website: Mific at AO3
Link: G is for Gribbles

Why This Must Be Read: This was just posted, and after laughing out loud twice while reading it, I just had to rec it immediately.

It's an alien incursion through the Quantum Mirror! Just... not precisely what you might be expecting.

Teamy, bantery, and gleefully in character. Go forth and read!


"It is already a foothold situation," Teal'c added gravely. He thought for a moment. "Or possibly a furhold situation."
so good even jack read it, gen colored glasses
Rec Category: Five things
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Teal'c, Samantha Carter, General Hammond, multiple friendships, angst, episode related, hurt/comfort
Warnings: references to canonical character deaths
Author's Journal: rachel500
Author's Website: Rachel500 at AO3
Link: Every Darkness Has a Light

Why This Must Be Read: The summary of this is "five times Daniel sat alone in a dark room," but in reality, it's "five times Daniel tried to sit alone in a dark room, until someone rescued him." And it's truly lovely, as five different depressing, dark moments that Daniel canonically suffered are mitigated and consoled by various friends. I love how the choice of each person so fits the situation. A very warming read.

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20th-Feb-2018 07:30 pm - Fragments, by Nomad (PG-13)
fic rec
Rec Category: Drama
Categories: Jack, Sam, McKay, Janet, General Hammond, angst, horror, mystery, Jack and Daniel friendship
Warnings: suicidal themes
Author's Journal: nomadicwriter
Author's Website: Nomad at AO3
Link: Fragments

Why This Must Be Read: When a post-Abyss Jack wakes up in the infirmary with no memory of what put him there, he has to deal with unsettling claims of his past actions, the NID breathing down his neck, the Asgard's demands for his presence, a guilt-ridden Sam, a mysteriously absent Teal'c, and an infuriatingly enigmatic Ascended!Daniel. With the grudging help of an abrasive McKay, can he figure out what's really going on?

This is a long, absorbing mystery, told tightly within a very confused Jack's POV, that will keep you guessing throughout all its twisty turns.

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fanfic fix
Rec Category: Sam and Daniel friendship
Characters: Sam, Daniel, character study, ep related, angst
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: sixbeforelunch
Author's Website: sixbforelunch at AO3
Link: expert only at unspeakable things

Why This Must Be Read: In the wake of Need, Daniel has to repair the friendships and relationships he broke while under the influence of the sarcophagus. In this beautiful story, Daniel musters the courage to heal his friendship with Sam - over overpriced coffee, quiet confessions, and the unspoken bond the two of them share.

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19th-Feb-2018 09:26 pm - It Must Be Love, by GateGremlyn (PG)
humor
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: Jack, Hammond, team
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: gategremlyn
Author's Website: GateGremlyn at AO3
Link: It Must Be Love

Why This Must Be Read: The team has to wrangle a drugged Jack to sleep it off in safety, but he's doing his best to drive them crazy in the meantime!

I love duct tape is my personal favorite line, but you'll be entertained throughout by Daniel's frustration, Wonder Twins commiseration, Hammond's unflappability, and Teal'c's own brand of deadpan snark. Teamy goodness in old skool style for the win!

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24th-Jan-2018 05:38 pm - Imposter Syndrome, by Antonomasia
fanfic fix
Rec Category: Samantha Carter
Categories: character study, ep related, quantum mirror
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: antonomasia09
Author's Website: antonomasia09 at AO3
Link: Imposter Syndrome

Why This Must Be Read: Of course Sam would work her way through the confusion of Ripple Effect through structual analysis...

This is a delightful character study of Sam and her stream-of-consciousness in the wake of meeting so many other Sam Carters - and other teammates - and the choices that altered their realities. It's perfectly Sam and a very enjoyable read.


She printed out a few of the more amusing graphs for herself and her teammates - Teal’c was going to love the pie chart of what pie was being served at the commissary tomorrow in seventy different universes - and then shut her computer down for the night.
fanfic fix
Rec Category: Original character
Categories: episode related, outside POV
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: ivorygates
Author's Website: ivorygates at AO3
Link: Z is for Zucker, Zeitgeist, and Ground Zero

Why This Must Be Read: I love good outsider perspective, when we know more than the character. In this superb portrayal of Sergeant David A. Zucker, working at Area 51, we get an alternate view of the opening scene of... well, Point of View. And it's just fantastic.

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so good even jack read it, gen colored glasses
Rec Category: Team
Categories: Sam, friendship
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: princessofgeeks
Author's Website: POG at AO3
Link: When the Rain Comes

Why This Must Be Read: This is a short, sweet, smile-inducing snippet of the team at the very beginning of a mission, from Sam's POV. They might be experiencing rain, but you'll feel nothing but warm sunshine from the sheer team love.

Team bickering, rain, trees, a quiet late-afternoon kind of day… she had a good feeling about this mission already.
19th-Dec-2017 11:46 am - je ne sais quoi, by Magistrate (PG)
fanfic fix
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Jonas, Nyan, character study
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: magibrain
Author's Website: Magistate at AO3
Link: J is for je ne sais quoi

Why This Must Be Read: Stargate is at its best when it asks the hard questions. This time, in the wake of the NID's mistreatment of civilians during Nightwalkers, it's Nyan and Jonas who consider the ethical implications, both on Earth and how it would have played out on their own planets.

I love the outsider perspective, the hints of loneliness from the aliens who settled on Earth, and the sadness of the resignation with which Nyan and Jonas accept that life just goes on. Superbly written, like everything from Magistrate.

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8th-Nov-2017 12:30 pm - Growing Pains, by KelinciHutan (G)
fanfic fix
Rec Category: Episode Related
Categories: Charlie the Reetou, Jack, team, Jacob/Selmac, Aldwin, Tok'ra, angst, friendship, kidfic
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: bungakertas
Author's Website: KelinciHutan at AO3
Link: Growing Pains

Why This Must Be Read: Here's an exploration of what happened to Charlie the Reetou after he walked through the Stargate with Jacob at the end of Show and Tell. The story skims the surface as a bit, as it's wholly from a child's perspective, but I really liked the in-canon timeline explanations and the frustrations that Charlie experiences as a child with the Tok'ra.

Also, his symbiote is awesome. :)

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2nd-Nov-2017 07:47 pm - Z is for Zenith, by Magistrate (G)
fic rec
Rec Category: Daniel Jackson
Categories: team, Jack and Daniel friendship, character study
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: magibrain
Author's Website: magistrate at AO3
Link: Z is for Zenith

Why This Must Be Read: This is a beautiful snapshot of Daniel in early S7: doing his thing on a very alien planet while still not quite sure of his place in the universe, on the team, with Jack. But his team - his friends - will back him up, just the same.

This reads like the first part of a bigger story not yet written, but is wholly satisfying on its own, too.

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31st-Oct-2017 04:34 pm - Helping Hands, by Thothmes (PG)
team patch by paxm
Rec Category: Team
Categories: humor, friendship, off-world
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: H is for Helping Hands

Why This Must Be Read: Glorious off-world shenanigans when the team is stranded on a planet by a very malfunctioning Stargate. You'll love how each member finds his or her place in the village and the very in-character humor sprinkled throughout.

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fanfic fix
Rec Category: Vala Mal Doran
Categories: Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, Cam, Jack, character study, five things
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: 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.
28th-Aug-2017 03:43 pm - Not Even Tuesday, by SallyMN (PG)
humor
Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Categories: team, Cam, humor, Siler
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: 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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Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: angst, character study, horror
Warnings: major character deaths
Author's Journal: agentotter
Author's Website: Otter at AO3
Link: The Standard of Comparison

Why This Must Be Read: Oldskool classic fic! This is intense Jack and Daniel friendship, with a typically Otterish twist that you will not see coming... even if, upon rereading, you realize that all the clues were right there.

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13th-Jul-2017 08:46 pm - Lesson Learned, by JDJunkie (G)
so good even jack read it, gen colored glasses
Rec Category: Teal'c and Daniel friendship
Categories: fluff!
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: jdjunkie
Author's Website: JDJunkie at AO3
Link: Lesson Learned

Why This Must Be Read: This charming little ficlet is both metaphorically and literally sweet: a peaceful moment of friendship between Teal'c and Daniel, at the beginning.

And of course this one pushes all my happy buttons, because JDJunkie wrote it at my request. :)


This world. Earth's. His world, and now Teal'c's.
6th-Jul-2017 12:06 pm - N is for Nishta, by Pepper (G)
humor
Rec Category: Humor
Categories: team, Teal'c, Jacob Carter, episode related
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: pepper_field
Author's Website: PepperF at AO3
Link: N is for Nishta

Why This Must Be Read: When the purely human members of SG-1 have a delayed reaction to nishta, Teal'c and Jacob decide to seize the opportunity...

Teal'c pwnage and Jacob pwnage are apparently exponential. :)

This ficlet was originally my birthday present, and I have no idea why it took me so long to rec. Go read it now!


"They are usually most argumentative," agreed Teal'c, blandly.

"Yeah," said Jacob, thoughtfully. "Usually."

Jacob... said Selmak, warningly – but she said it with such amusement that he wasn't fooled for a moment.
29th-Jun-2017 04:24 pm - Snapshot, by regentzilla (G)
fanfic fix
Rec Category: Pre-series
Categories: Daniel/Sha're
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: unknown
Author's Website: regentzilla at AO3
Link: Snapshot

Why This Must Be Read: Daniel's framed picture of Sha're had to come from somewhere...

If not for our knowledge of what's coming, this little ficlet would merely be charming fluffiness. As it is, this is bittersweet, gentle, and makes you glad this opportunity didn't slip past before it was too late.
sam teal'c stalking fic, sam is reading
Rec Category: Bra'tac
Categories: Sam, friendship, team
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: curuchamion
Author's Website: Justice_Turtle at AO3
Link: Warriors of Great Skill and Cunning

Why This Must Be Read: Bra'tac being awesome. Sam being awesome. Knitting and motorcycles!

...Why are you still here? :)


"Major Carter begins to learn," Bra'tac reports to Jack at dinnertime, over the interesting meal of MRE innards and Jaffa field rations the guys have cooked up. "She has died only five times this day."
humor
Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Categories: hurt/comfort, humor, Janet
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: 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.
4th-May-2017 07:22 pm - K is for Kinship, by Ivorygates (PG)
fanfic fix
Rec Category: Character Study
Categories: ep related, pre-series, Nick Ballard, Daniel, angst
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: ivorygates
Author's Website: ivorygates at AO3
Link: K is for Kinship

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fascinating exploration of Nick's backstory, including a history that spans decades and too many griefs. I love how a person that so many fans perceive as a shallow, cookie-cutter character suddenly becomes very human and very real!


Looking down at Claire’s son, Kaatje’s grandson, he knew he couldn’t face another love, another loss. He made his voice harsh as he told Daniel there was no place in his life for him. That someone – someone else -- would care for him. About him.

And he left.
30th-Apr-2017 08:01 pm - Childhood Culture, by Ami Ven (G)
team patch by paxm
Rec Category: Cassie
Categories: Cassie and Teal'c friendship, humor, character study, Daniel, Jack, Sam, Janet, Hammond
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: ami_ven
Author's Website: ami_ven at AO3
Link: Childhood Culture

Why This Must Be Read: A sweetly and genuinely charming exploration of a new world and culture, featuring the stellar team of Cassie and Teal'c discovering the pleasures of childhood on earth. With cameos from Janet, George, and others, this story is an absolute joy!

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9th-Apr-2017 09:46 pm - The Easy Choice, by Christina K (G)
team patch by paxm
Rec Category: Team
Categories: friendship, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: butterflykiki
Author's Website: ChristinaK at AO3
Link: The Easy Choice

Why This Must Be Read: In honor of April 15th...

For Daniel, death is uncertain. Sadly, taxes still aren't!

Team fluffy bonding, circa S8. Just lovely!


"I should've stayed dead another couple weeks. It would've been a lot simpler."
humor
Rec Category: Teal'c and Vala friendship
Categories: humor, five things, team, Cam, Sam, Daniel
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: 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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