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!
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 [livejournal.com 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. :)

N is for Nondisclosure, by Magistrate (PG)

  • Mar. 4th, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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.

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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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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!

Last Stop, This Town, by Abydosorphan (PG)

  • Apr. 1st, 2012 at 6:08 PM
Title: Last Stop, This Town
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] triciabyrne1978 / [personal profile] abydosorphan
Categories: Friendship, episode tag (Heroes), Cassandra Fraiser, Teal'c, friendship, hurt/comfort
Warnings: Character death
Author's Webpage/Fic list: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Abydosorphan
Link to story: Last Stop, This Town
Why this should be read: Looking through my old bookmarks, I can't believe I never posted this here, because it is really one of my old favorites and I have re-read it quite a few times. Set post-Heroes, this is Cassie, raw from losing yet another person, not consoled by what anyone says. And this is Teal'c, not trying to console by words. And that's what helps.

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Title: Child, Choice, and Crocodiles
Author's LJ/DWJ: I think [personal profile] magistrate
Categories: Character Study, Friendship, Sha're & Janet, Sha're, episode related (Forever in a Day)
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: http://archiveofourown.org/users/magistrate/
Link to story: Child, Choice, and Crocodiles
Why this should be read: There absolutely need to more fics about Sha're. This one is a real gem. Sha're after being rescued, speaking to Janet, speaking of fears and gods and... crocodiles. It's touching and raw and true.

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Growing Pains, by KelinciHutan (PG)

  • Feb. 16th, 2012 at 9:09 AM
Title: Growing Pains
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] bungakertas
Categories: Jack, Jacob, Tok'ra, ep related, angst, friendship
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: tags list
Link to story: Growing Pains

Why this should be read: I love it when authors fill in the gaps between episodes. Here, we have a fantastic exploration of Charlie-the-Reetou's first weeks with the Tok'ra: his blending, his loneliness and uncertainty, some hard truths, and the beginnings of some real friendships. Just wonderful!

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Structural Integrity, by Etrangerici (PG)

  • Sep. 12th, 2011 at 9:10 PM
Title: Structural Integrity
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] etrangerici
Categories: episode related, theme: Jack friendship, angst, character study, team
Warnings: none
Author's Website: unknown
Link to story: Structural Integrity

Why This Must Be Read: Just when you think there can't be possibly be yet another good episode tag for Shades of Grey, you discover an absolute gem like this one, in which a heavy-hearted Jack thinks he's lost his team and their friendship... and discovers that he hasn't.

Stellar Jack POV and characterization lend an extra degree of impact to etrangerici's story. Teal'c is a stunning bulwark, both figuratively and literally. Sam uses her military knowledge to comprehend Jack's choices. And Daniel - watching Jack watch Daniel slowly talk his way into understanding will move you nearly to tears.

Lovely, lovely teamy goodness. This one is just plain fantastic.


He finally felt that he was solid on his foundations once more. Because they were his team. And they weren't letting go.

The Soul Senses by Carrie (PG)

  • Jul. 3rd, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Title: The Soul Senses
Author's LJ/DWJ: N/A
Categories: Teal'c, Team, episode related, lost episode
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: fic list on stargatefan
Link to story: stargatefan, sgnovels
Why this should be read:
Soul Senses takes place shortly after the episode Threshold, and features an SG-1 that is trying but not-quite-over Teal'c's forced betrayal. When a suspicious village picks up on the team's hesitation and Teal'c's own insecurities, SG-1 is forced to undergo a test to prove their trustworthiness. Now they must find their way back to the village in two days, while overcoming the handicaps that the village elder/shaman has saddled them with. This fic is about Teal'c, and his team, and learning to work together again when you thought you'd forgotten how. A good read.

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1970 by Pip (G)

  • Jun. 26th, 2011 at 9:16 AM
Title: 1970
Author's LJ/DWJ/AO3: [personal profile] pipisafoat | [archiveofourown.org profile] pipisafoat
Categories: AU, character: Daniel, character: Sam, episode related, era: season 1-2, friendship: sam and daniel, theme: time travel
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: [community profile] thefoatbook
Link to story: 1970

Why this should be read:[personal profile] pipisafoat has turned hir writing skills to the Gateverse, and among a flurry of delightful commentfics at the [community profile] fic_promptly community posted this heart-wrenchingly sad and beautiful fic set in an AU of the episode '1969.' In this version of events, the team doesn't get to go back to the future within a few days; they continue living in the past for at least a year, which opens them to threats they didn't face in the episode. The stranded-in-time story has a deliciously apocaficcy flavor, and pings interestingly off Continuum (and also C. S. Lewis! but that might just be me), and the portrayal of Sam and Daniel's friendship is strong and lovely, but what blew me away was the powerful reveal and the cri de coeur of the ending.

About 841 words.

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Widow's Walk, By PenKnife (PG)

  • Jun. 9th, 2011 at 1:09 PM
Title: Widow's Walk
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Categories: Drey'auc, Ry'ac, Episode Related, Angst
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Penknife's fic at the Archive of Our Own
Link to story: Widow's Walk

Why this should be read: What happened when Drey'auc and Ry'ac were abandoned by Teal'c in "Children of the Gods"? The character voices and atmosphere in this ficlet are perfect and heartbreaking. and it's a wonderful little view of the ordinary life that will continue on Chulak for most Jaffa. Penknife's Drey'auc is truly awesome and I would love to see more of her. (740 words)

The ones left behind.

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Can I request a character tag for Drey'auc?

Comparing Scars, By Cofax (G)

  • Jun. 8th, 2011 at 1:24 PM
Title: Comparing Scars
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] cofax7   [personal profile] cofax7
Categories: Sam, Vala, Friendship, Episode Related, Bechdel Passage
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: alchemy, mouldiwarps, and coprophagy
and a more complete list of works on AO3
Link to story: Comparing Scars

Why this should be read: This well-written and insightful ficlet has the first meeting between Sam and Vala that we didn't get to see in "Beachhead". With a wonderful Sam POV, it addresses, (among other things), the extremely rare and life changing experience that these 2 very different personalities have in common. There's an amazing amount going on under the surface, all packed into this tiny snippet.

Even if you've read it before, it's well worth rereading. (508 words)

A missing scene from "Beachhead" (season 8).

Sam had never before spoken to someone who'd been a Goa'uld host, and survived. Sarah had been too traumatized for questioning. And Kendra had died even before Jolinar happened. Jolinar, who hadn't asked, for all the Tok'ra spoke of only taking willing hosts.



And These Valleys Unknown, By Nanda (PG)

  • Jun. 5th, 2011 at 12:11 PM
Title: And These Valleys Unknown
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] nandamai   [personal profile] nandamai
Categories: Sam, Jack, Friendship, AU (from "It’s Good To Be King"), Angst
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: nanda's lament
Link to story: And These Valleys Unknown

Why this should be read: What if the Ancient time ship malfunctioned during the episode "It’s Good To Be King" and stranded Sam and Jack in an unknown time? This is really Sam's story as she (once again) experiences all the pressures of being the only one who can possibly find a way to get them home. Both of the character voices are very believable. Simply written and full of rich detail, I could almost feel the claustrophobic atmosphere of the humid planet. About 2,475 words.

“It took you a month to save me from my last vacation with Maybourne.” Sam’s heard this before. “Three months the time before that. I figure ten days here, two weeks tops.”

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Title: One Dimension Removed
Author's LJ/DWJ: [profile] tafkarfanfic
Categories: awesome women, Sha're, Sam, Janet, team, drama, angst, AU, ep related
Warnings: adult themes, violence, assault; includes references to Daniel/Sha're
Author's Webpage/Fic list: tafkar's writing
Link to story: One Dimension Removed

Why this should be read: This fabulous AU retells the story of S1 with one major twist: Amaunet came through the Gate looking for a new host for Apophis, and took Daniel. Sha're joins SG-1 in a quest to get her husband back.

This is SO GOOD. Fantastic friendship for Sha're with Sam and Janet. The story twists and turns to reflect her cultural upbringing, her connections with her teammates, and the differences she brings to SG-1. You will love every bit of this, and one certain chapter will break your heart. Settle back for a long and wonderful read!

(Note: Tafkar rated this as PG; the PG-13 rating is my own. And there is one R-rated chapter that I did not read, because Tafkar generously added a PG-rated version for those who prefer it.)

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