Vid: Coming Home, by Brihana

  • Aug. 13th, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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!

J is for Justified, by Ivorygates (PG)

  • Mar. 10th, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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.

Naturally Selective by Elizabeth (PG)

  • Jul. 29th, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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.
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A Common Virtue by Charlie Booker (PG)

  • Jun. 3rd, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Title: A Common Virtue
Author's LJ/DWJ: Unknown
Categories: character: jack o'neill, character: janet fraiser, friendship, drama, adventure
Warnings: whump, original character death
Author's Webpage/Fic list: n/a
Link to story: A Common Virtue
Why this should be read:A marvelously in-character view of Jack, from Janet during an off-world mission gone wrong.

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Vala Alphabet Soup, by Various (PG-13)

  • May. 23rd, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Title: Vala Alphabet Soup
Author's LJ/DWJ: n/a
Categories: valuable Vala, ep related, character study, friendship, humor, angst, drama, pre-series, post-series
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: n/a
Link to story: Vala Alphabet Soup

Why this should be read: It might be cheating a little to rec the Soup as a whole, especially since I organize the Soups and have actually written one of the fics. :) But here's a chance to read twenty-six great Vala fics at once, by 25 different authors! These are funny and painful and insightful and fluffy and thoughtful in turns, and you'll enjoy every last one of them. Don't forget to follow the links to the authors' individual journals and leave them feedback!
Title: A Long Drawn-Out Breath and an Impossible Sky
Author's LJ/DWJ/AO3: [personal profile] magibrain | [ profile] magistrate
Categories: character study, character: Sam, character: Daniel, character: Jack, character: Teal'c, drama, theme: awesome women, theme: lost episode, theme: super Sam, theme: things that go *boom*
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: SG-1 fic on DWth by tags | SG-1 works at AO3
Link to story: A Long Drawn-Out Breath and an Impossible Sky
Why this should be read: This is a fic that could have been an episode of the show, except that it's a story that can be conveyed only in prose -- unless, perhaps, you too have been zapped by the gizmo in the story, which adds a nifty layer of meta to an extraordinarily meta-rich, and extraordinary, fic. Like 'ante meridiem,' this had to be a Carter fic, but this one is a classic science-fictional problem-solution story. It's a vehicle for a beautiful look into Carter's mind, both her regular mind and her mind expanded and illuminated by alien technology (and some key input from Daniel, whose empathetic intuition is as important to his contribution as his linguistics expertise).

About 4300 words.

Snippet of fic:
A little piece of alienness always followed them home.

Title: - ante meridiem - before midday -
Author's LJ/DWJ/AO3: [personal profile] agentotter | [ profile] agentotter | [ profile] otter
Categories: angst, character study, character: Daniel, character: Sam, character: Teal'c, drama, era: season 8
Warnings: Disturbing topic and images
Author's Webpage/Fic list: faded press (seems to be down, not sure if that's permanent) | SG-1 works at AO3 | Fic at AllDanielFic
Link to story: - ante meridiem - before midday
Why this should be read: A compact, wincingly painful fic that takes the potentially disastrous consequences of gate exploration one vast, harsh step further than 'One False Step.' The characteristic Otterfic twist comes earlier than usual, as the climax of the characterization-rich opening, in stark demonstration of why this had to be a Carter fic. She's efficient, prepared, famously problem-solving -- and this, like the traumatic event in her youth, cannot be fixed.

803 words.

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Evening Shadows, by Settiai (PG)

  • Feb. 2nd, 2012 at 2:28 PM
Title: Evening Shadows
Author on LJ/DW: [personal profile] settiai
Categories: Sam and Daniel friendship, things that go *boom*, drama, action/adventure, hurt/comfort
Warnings: none
Author's Website:
Link to Story: Evening Shadows

Why This Must Be Read: Because as much as I love the Wonder Twins...

And as delightful as it is to see Sam working out a scientific puzzle, or Daniel fitting bits and pieces together to find the answer...

Sometimes, it's just great fun to turn Sam and Daniel loose on the universe and watch things go boom. :)

When a planet's government betrays its treaty with the SGC and attacks the team, it's up to Sam and Daniel to use their fists and their weapons - and each other - to get safely back to the Stargate. There's whumping and shooting and banter galore, and it all adds up to an intense and satisfying read!

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Title: Between Two Waves of the Sea
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] stringertheory
Categories: angst, AU, character study, character: Daniel, character: Jack, character: Sam, character: Teal'c, drama, team, theme: quantum mirror
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic list
Link to story: Between Two Waves of the Sea
Why this should be read: A thoughtful, lyrical ensemble piece in which the could-have-beens ghost across the gaps between quantum realities, brush the characters like soft breaths, and die away.

908 words.

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Scotoma, by Rydra Wong (PG-13)

  • Nov. 16th, 2011 at 4:01 PM
Title: Scotoma
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Categories: female friendship, awesome women, Sha're, Sam, Janet, drama, angst, AU, character study
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list:
Link to story: Scotoma

Why this should be read: This stunning AU has Sha're rescued in S6, while Daniel is Ascended. Not only is Sha're powerfully and amazingly herself -- determined, intelligent, with her own cultural perspective -- but the friendship that springs up between her and Sam is wonderful, honest, and real. This is one of my favorite stories, and a real keeper.

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Title: My Heart Shall Pass Unto Yours
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] pagan_twylight
Categories: Drama/Angst
Warnings: Discussion of violence and allusions to sexual slavery
Author's Webpage/Fic list:
Link to story: My Heart Shall Pass Unto Yours
Why this should be read: Background for Malek and his host. A quote angsty, but also beautiful story of how Malek got his current host.

Early Beginnings by Roeskva (PG-13)

  • Sep. 29th, 2011 at 1:29 PM
I'm going to try and rec some Tok'ra fics - I saw that was one of the themes, and it seems it's been a while since that genre was recced.

Title: Early Beginnings
Author's LJ/DWJ:[personal profile] roeskva
Categories: Drama
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: On (PG-13 versions) On DW (some versions higher rated, and more stories)
Link to story:
Why this should be read: An interesting look at the very early days of the Tok'ra (since before the Tok'ra existed), and why some of them - especially Jolinar and Egeria - became Tok'ra. I really love background fic, and this gives a wonderful account of not only Jolinar's early life and how she became a Tok'ra, but also shows much about Goa'uld society.


Jolinar and her first host talking. )


This story has sequels (Undercover - the Life of a Tok'ra Operative) and (The Fall of Setona). The first of these follows Jolinar as a Tok'ra undercover operative, the other is background for Martouf, and how he became Lantash's host. Both of those have a minor amount of romance at the end (canon ship - Jolinar/Lantash).

Meeting of Minds, by SEF (PG)

  • Jul. 25th, 2011 at 11:34 AM
Title: Meeting of Minds
Author's LJ/DWJ: [ profile] sef1029
Categories: Sam, Daniel, team, friendship, drama, lost ep
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: SEF at AO3
Link to story: Meeting of Minds

Why this should be read: This wonderful teamy fic is set shortly after Daniel's return at the beginning of S7. SEF deftly weaves canon together, creating an excellent backstory for an intriguing alien race that we only glimpsed on the show. The story challenges our characters with thorny moral dilemmas, a staple of the show at its best; it offers the hint of skeletons in the Asgard closet, which is one of my favorite fic twists for some odd reason; and it's got solid gold teamy goodness, with all four characters working together and displaying true friendship and support under the most trying circumstances.

Off-world exploration, the possibility of major cultural impact on Earth, breathtaking firefights, dramatic and emotional affirmation of SG-1's close bond, fantastic Sam voice – what more could you ask for?

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Fine Spirits, by Julie (PG)

  • Jul. 13th, 2011 at 3:56 PM
Title: Fine Spirits
Author's LJ/DWJ: [ profile] splash_the_cat
Categories: team, Teal'c, humor, drama, original character, lost ep
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Moments of Adoration
Link to story: Fine Spirits/feedback on LJ

Why this should be read: To quote the summary: Three Tau'ri and a Jaffa walk into a bar...

S7 teamy goodness, Teal'c backstory, competence, fighting and friendship and just the right dash of humor -- it all adds up to a great lost episode that you're sure to enjoy!

snippet of fic... )