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[personal profile] fignewton2013-09-02 12:23 pm

Reminder: still looking for other media recs

I'll be offline for the next two weeks, but I wanted to remind you all that we're still running the other media theme. If you've got a favorite vid, podfic, meta essay, comic, or picspam that you'd like to share, we'd love to see it recced here!
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-08-13 12:01 pm

Vid: Coming Home, by Brihana

Title: Coming Home
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] brihana25
Categories: other media, Daniel, episode related, drama, team
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: : [community profile] brihana25_vids
Link to vid: Coming Home

Why this should be read watched: Brihana makes so many wonderful vids that it's hard to choose just one! From the hilarious Stargate Cantina to the angsty Say the Words, she covers ship, gen, humor, drama, team... If you enjoy SG-1 vids at all, take the time to browse through her work. You're bound to find something you'll love.

The vid I'm reccing here is a fantastic retelling of the end of S1/beginning of S2 arc, starting from TBFTGOG and ending in Serpent's Lair. Great music, great scene choices, and I love the way the lyrics fit the story line impossibly well. A real treat that I always enjoy rewatching!
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-08-05 06:59 pm

Podfic: Magnificent Desolation by Abyssis, read by Grav_ity

Title: Magnificent Desolation
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] abyssinia / [personal profile] grav_ity
Categories: other media, Sam, Jack, Jack and Sam friendship, pre-series, character study
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: : Masterlist of Fanfiction / Gravity Not Included
Link to story: Magnificent Desolation

Why this should be read heard: Abyssis lovingly, eloquently traces the history of space travel on Earth, and how it has intertwined with Sam and Jack's lives. She deftly weaves past events with show canon, showing us the unique bond that they share, with their love of flight and the stars that shine above them. And Grav_ity takes this gorgeous character piece and reads it with all the quiet and powerful intensity that it fully deserves.

One of my all-time favorite Stargate fics, podficced brilliantly. This is just under half an hour of SG-1 at its best.
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-07-29 07:16 pm

Meta: A Failure of Leadership (The Other Side), by Trindajae

Title: A Failure of Leadership
Author's LJ/DWJ: [profile] trindajae
Categories: other media, episode related, Jack, character study
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: unknown
Link to story: A Failure of Leadership

Why this should be read: This fascinating character study of Jack and how his leadership (or lack thereof) impacts his team was posted back when [ profile] redial_the_gate did The Other Side, but it's stuck with me ever since. I really like how Trindajae gives us a different perspective on why everyone behaved as they did during this rather fraught episode. Don't forget to browse the comments, too, for further discussion!

Full disclaimer: Why, yes, I was a mod at Redial. :)
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-07-25 01:44 pm

Comic: Mafdet, Slayer of Serpents, by Sqbr (G)

Title: Mafdet, Slayer of Serpents
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] alias_sqbr
Categories: other media, humor, pre-series
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Sqbr at AO3
Link to story: Mafdet, Slayer of Serpents

Why this should be read: This hilarious comic strip (complete with full transcription) had me crying with laughter as it tells the real story behind the rebellion against Ra!

Not to mention the deep dark sekret about why cats can have eerily reflective eyes...

My favorite panels are the first two of page 6, but this is all great fun. Go read, giggle, and enjoy!
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-07-24 02:33 pm

Podfic: Salieri's In Dulci Jubilo, read by Aces

Title: Podfic of In Dulci Jubilo; written by Salieri, read by Aces
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] troyswann / [personal profile] aces
Categories: Sam, other media, character study, original charactesr, team, Janet, friendship
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Salieri's Outside The Box
Link to story: links to podfic and text

Why this should be heard: This long and lush character study is simply gorgeous: Sam and her perspectives on the world, affected by close contact with a fascinating alien race, and filtered through the comfort and unwavering support of her teammates and friends. It's adult in the best sense of the word: intelligent, thoughtful, challenging. Aces does a stunning job of turning it into podfic, and this is half an hour of quality SG-1 at its best.
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-07-23 11:03 am

Vid: Stargate:SG-1 [The Movie] Theatrical Trailer, by DoubleTreble1518

Title: Stargate:SG-1 [The Movie] Theatrical Trailer
Author's LJ/DWJ: unknown
Categories: theme: other media, humor, team
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: DoubleTrebe1518's YouTube page
Link to story: SG-1 Theatrical Trailer (also embedded below)
Why this should be watched: Absolutely hilarious trailer of a non-existent SG-1 movie that you just wish was real! I was grinning in the first few seconds, and laughing out loud by the end. :)

Mod note: yes, it includes Sam kissing Jack in Broca Divide. No, it is not shippy.

vid embedded below )
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-07-21 05:10 pm

A new theme, and a request for future ones

...So, remember that time back in October when we had a new theme of on the edges of canon?

We had six recs on that theme (click on the link above to read them), through March of this year, and then -- silence. My fault, I know.

So in an effort to get this rec comm going again (because I still love SG-1, as most of you do as well, and I've seen more and more references to rewatches lately), I've chosen a new theme for us: other media.

This is your opportunity to rec any kind of fanwork that's gen and related to SG-1, whether it's vids, picspam, meta, fanart, or any other kind of media that isn't actually fic.

Use common sense regarding the gen rules for the comm. Picspam for Moebius that includes the Sam/Jack kiss or a vid for Unending that includes scenes of Daniel/Vala aren't a problem, as long as they're not the focus of the fanwork; a vid that highlights every Daniel/Sha're kiss throughout the show, even though it's the pairing that's dear to my heart, shouldn't be recced here. If you've got any questions, feel free to ask.

I would also like to invite suggestions for future themes. You can see the list of past themes over here. And, of course, don't forget that any gen rec is welcome at any time, even if it's not related to the current theme.
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-03-10 12:50 pm

J is for Justified, by Ivorygates (PG)

Title: J is for Justified
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] ivorygates
Categories: drama, angst, character study, on the edges of canon
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic Journal Table Of Contents
Link to story: J is for Justified

Why this should be read: Shau'nac deserves so much more than just to be a convenient catalyst for the creation of Tanith as Teal'c's new personal villain. And in this character sketch, stretching literally over nearly a century, Ivorygates highlights the enormity of the tragedy of Tanith's betrayal and Shau'nac's murder.

Shau'nac of the Red Hills had seen ninety-nine years come and go.

She would not see a hundred.
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[personal profile] fignewton2013-03-04 10:12 am

N is for Nondisclosure, by Magistrate (PG)

Title: N is for Nondisclosure
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] magibrain
Categories: on the edges of canon, character study, ep related, Jonas, Kianna Cyr, angst
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Magistrate on AO3
Link to story: N is for Nondisclosure

Why this should be read: This is a fantastic followup to Fallout: what happened to Kianna Cyr after the Goa'uld was removed, and how she deals with both Jonas, the Kelownans, and the ethical questions in the aftermath. With all the nuance and stellar characterization you expect from Magistrate, this one is a real keeper.

snippet of fic... )

Environmental Factors by Staranise (teen)

Title: Environmental Factors
Author's LJ/DWJ:  [personal profile] staranise 
Categories: edges of canon
Warnings: none
Link to story: Environmental Factors
Why this should be read: When the SGC rescues a goa'uld host, people like Helen Meyer oversee their recovery. Helen's one of the psychologists dedicated to studying goa'uld symbiosis and treating PTSD. After years of research, she finally gets to ask: what happens to the rescued hosts from other planets? She's not going to like the answer.

Very interesting and thoughtful look at both what the life of an SGC psychologist is like, and what the general fate of former hosts is.

snippet of fic )


Five People or Beings Who Inhabit the SGC, by holdouttrout (general)

Title: Five People (or Beings) Who Inhabit the SGC
Author's LJ/DWJ:
Categories: edges of canon
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list:
Link to story: Five People (or Beings) Who Inhabit the SGC
Why this should be read: Some of these people we know from the show, and others we don't see, but all of these are interesting pictures of what might be happening just around the corner from the cameras. It's one of my favorite five things fics.

snippet of fic... )
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[personal profile] fignewton2012-11-11 06:09 pm

Time Heals All, by SG Betty (PG)

Title: Time Heals All
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] sg_betty
Categories: Moebius, Sam and Daniel friendship, angst, on the edges of canon
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic Index
Link to story: Time Heals All

Why this should be read: Here are Moebius!Daniel and AU!Samantha, sitting on the sands of Ancient Egypt. This fic is a rarity: a Moebius!Daniel at peace with the choices he's made, and optimistic about a future that he himself will never get to see... and an AU!Samantha who is ready to hear about the woman she once was, even if it's never going to fit what she is right now.

snippet of fic... )
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[personal profile] fignewton2012-11-07 12:09 pm

Under a Cloudless Sky, by Stringertheory (PG)

Title: Under a Cloudless Sky
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Categories: AU, Sam and Daniel friendship, angst, on the edges of canon
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic List
Link to story: Under a Cloudless Sky

Why this should be read: So how does Doctor Carter choose to start picking up the pieces at the end of Point of View, after the quantum mirror shuts down? One good possibility is tracking down her reality's Daniel Jackson...

Here is a glimpse of a world shattered by Goa'uld invasion, a Daniel with a different background and history but still very much himself (brilliance, sharpness, and all), and the start of a new beginning of friendship and exploration through the Stargate.

snippet of fic... )
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[personal profile] fignewton2012-10-31 11:48 am

Calling all reccers: recs on the edges of canon

I have been a horrible mod of late. My apologies to all of you.

Three (!) months ago, we had a new theme: season six. We had two recs with that theme posted.

Field Trip, by Eponymous Rose (G)

Naturally Selective by Elizabeth (PG)

There was one other non-themed rec posted since then:

SG-1's Siren Song by thothmes (PG)

Thanks to Seaboe and Campy for their contributions!

Our new theme is the edges of canon. What happened pre-series? Post-series? In one of the canonical alt-universes/timelines? How about characters we meet and never see again, like Nyan or Harlan or Merrin -- what happened to them? If you know of a gen fic that touches on these questions, we want to see it recced here!

Feel free to refresh your memory of the comm rules at the FAQ before posting. Official format is included in the FAQ entry and on the comm's profile page. If you choose to tag your own entry (you don't have to do so), please include the the edges of canon tag as well as any others that you find appropriate. And if you need a tag that isn't yet available, please comment and let me know.

SG-1's Siren Song by thothmes (PG)

Title: SG-1's Siren Song
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] thothmes / [ profile] thothmes
Categories: comment fic; Classic Team, crack
Warnings: earworms
Link to story:
Why this should be read: lulz n stuff cuz it's FUNNEH n short n was inspired by a LOLMac

"The assault was relentless, brutal, and inescapable..."

Naturally Selective by Elizabeth (PG)

Title: Naturally Selective
Author's LJ/DWJ: unknown
Categories: Season Six
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: unknown
Link to story: Naturally Selective
Why this should be read: Sam was angry with Jack for leaving Fifth behind, but by the next mission, all was well. This lovely fic explains why.
snippet of fic... )
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[personal profile] fignewton2012-07-17 09:22 pm

Field Trip, by Eponymous Rose (G)

Story: Field Trip
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] eponymous_rose
Categories: Jonas, character study, season six
Warnings: none
Author's Website: My Fanfiction
Link to story: Field Trip

Why this should be read: This charming, gentle story treats us to Jonas on his very first solo trip outside the Mountain. The imagery is rich and the characterization is perfect as Jonas enjoys cherry pie, his breath of freedom, and the delightful ordinariness of life on Earth.

Leaning back with his tea, he took stock: here he was, a truly astronomical distance from home, enjoying a peaceful breakfast among the inhabitants of another planet, on his day off work at a thrilling place of employment. Granted, he was still being tailed by his very own personal pair of airmen, and his commanding officer seemed to be waiting for him to screw up every few seconds, but all things considered, the life of Jonas Quinn was taking a turn for the better.
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[personal profile] fignewton2012-07-16 12:18 pm

Calling all reccers: Season Six recs!

Long past time for a new theme here at [community profile] sg1genrecs! This time, we're looking for stories that are set in Season Six, SG-1's stepchild season that's all-too-often neglected by writers. Fics can be episode related or not, but they should be set in S6. The fic doesn't have to be Jonas-specific if it's set in S6 -- recs about stories regarding Abyss or Changeling or Allegiance would be fine, for example. And Jonas-centric fic regarding Meridian/Fallen/Homecoming would be welcome, too.

Feel free to refresh your memory of the comm rules at the FAQ before posting. Official format is included in the FAQ entry and on the comm's profile page. If you choose to tag your own entry (you don't have to do so), please include the season six tag as well as any others that you find appropriate. And if you need a tag that isn't yet available, please comment and let me know.
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[personal profile] fignewton2012-07-04 12:15 pm

Valuable Vala recs, and others

It's been two weeks since the last rec. Time for another theme, I think!

We only had three fics recced for the valuable Vala theme:

Truth in Fiction, by Cleo the Muse (G)

Vala Alphabet Soup, by Various (PG-13)

Fair Play by penknife (PG)

However, we had several other fics recced during that time, including several by a new reccer, [personal profile] seaboe_muffinchucker (welcome!):

A Common Virtue by Charlie Booker (PG)

This Nest of Sparrows by Charli Booker (PG)

For More Than Country by Regency (R)

Bonded by Tallulah Rasa (not rated by author; PG)

Half-Crazy by Teand (not rated by author; PG)

Thanks to Seaboe and [personal profile] pipisafoat for their recs!

I'll be announcing a new theme shortly; suggestions are, as always, welcome. In the meantime, don't forget that any gen fic can be recced at any time, regardless of theme! And to the 'Murcans out there, hope you're having a happy Fourth. :)