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.

Environmental Factors by Staranise (teen)

  • Mar. 1st, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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.

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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!

Fair Play by penknife (PG)

  • May. 10th, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Title: Fair Play
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Categories: character: cameron mitchell, character: daniel jackson, character: samantha carter, character: teal'c, character: vala mal doran, era: season 9-10, friendship: teal'c and vala, humor, theme: awesome women, theme: teal'c friendship, theme: valuable vala
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: fic tag @ LJ
Link to story: Fair Play

Why this should be read: This is an excellent look at Vala's early time spent with SG-1, complete with not really fitting in, but even that pales in comparison to the sheer humor running rampant through this fic. Vala cheats. Teal'c lets her cheat. In fact, Teal'c encourages her to cheat and comes up with thieving plans of his own to cheer her up and invents the Tau'ri Right of Gel'a'tin. If anyone can bring out Teal'c's inner troublemaker, it's Vala.

two snippets of fic this time... )
Title: A Long Drawn-Out Breath and an Impossible Sky
Author's LJ/DWJ/AO3: [personal profile] magibrain | [archiveofourown.org 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: The Cold Hard Equation
Author's LJ/DWJ: [livejournal.com profile] blahnicity
Categories: angst, character: daniel jackson, character: jack o'neill, character: samantha carter, character: siler, era: season 8, friendship: jack and sam, friendship: sam and daniel, theme: awesome women, theme: super sam
Warnings: implied character death
Author's Webpage/Fic list: SG-1 tag at [profile] yung_luk
Link to story: The Cold Hard Equation

Why this should be read: Sam.
Or, in more coherent words: Sam Carter. Being science-y and saving the day. Being a pilot and saving the day. Living one of her dreams and saving the day. Making the hardest of all decisions, and saving the day.

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Survival, by Somehowunbroken (PG)

  • Feb. 2nd, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Title: Survival
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] somehowunbroken
Categories: character study, character: Daniel Jackson, character: Sarah Gardner, theme: awesome women, theme: getting snaked
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Master List of Fics
Link to story: Survival
Why this should be read: At the end of 'Chimera,' canon gave Sarah Gardner a hug and abandoned her forever. This fic checks in to see how she's doing -- she's changed, and she's haunted, but she's OK, and she calls Daniel and tells him so -- and presents an affecting study of the quiet triumph of the good days over the bad.

870 words.

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Title: Of Belonging to Another
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] pellucid
Categories: female friendship, awesome women, Sam, Vala, Sarah Gardener, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: SG-1 fic tag
Link to story: Of Belonging to Another

Why this should be read: This is the kind of story we never get on the show: the aftermath of events, picking up the pieces of a shattered life. Here is Sam, Vala, and Sarah Gardener, in a meeting of the Ex-Hosts Club. Honest, painful, poignant, and well worth reading.

snippet of fic... )

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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She Went On, by Nonisland (G)

  • Nov. 2nd, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Title: She Went On
Author's LJ/DWJ/AO3: [personal profile] nonisland / [archiveofourown.org profile] nonisland
Categories: Character study, character: Sara O'Neill, character: Jack O'Neill, character: Daniel Jackson, theme: awesome women
Warnings: Canonical pre-series character death
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Fic Masterlist
Link to story: She Went On
Why this should be read: Sara fic is a rare find. Even rarer is good Sara fic that really is Sara fic, not Jack fic in disguise. This is a spare and unsentimental 500-word portrait of Sara becoming about herself.

snippet of fic... )

Round-up of awesome women recs

  • Jun. 19th, 2011 at 2:56 PM
I'm reluctant to end the awesome women theme, as we've had such a wonderful and enthusiastic response. But there have been no new recs for a week now, and while all older themes remain permanently open for new recs, it's time for something new.

In the meantime, I hope you've all enjoyed the many awesome women recs we've had in these past six weeks! I've included links to them all below the cut. Many thanks to [personal profile] rbmifan, [personal profile] sam_gardener, and [personal profile] beatrice_otter for their contributions. :)

awesome women recs )

We'll have a new theme announced in the next day or so. In the meantime, don't forget that all gen recs are welcome here, whether or not they fit one of our older themes.
Title: Joint Mission to Aessuma (The One With the Shiny Rocks)
Author on LJ/DWJ: [info]nomadicwriter
Categories: awesome women, Vala, Teyla, team, humor
Warnings: none
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Nomad at AO3
Link to story: Joint Mission to Aessuma (The One With the Shiny Rocks) / Podfic read by [personal profile] cantarina and [livejournal.com profile] lunchy_munchy

Why This Must Be Read: Vala and Teyla, both writing reports for the same mission. We need both Teyla's cool diplomatic wording and Vala's blunt and easy manner to get the real picture of what happened, but when you put it all together, you'll find it hard to stop laughing!

Teamy goodness, snark, and just the right amount of silliness to make this an absolute delight.

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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.

Next Steps, By Paian (Teen)

  • Jun. 6th, 2011 at 12:25 PM
Title: Next Steps
Author's LJ/DWJ: [personal profile] paian
Categories: Five Things, Cassandra Fraiser, AU
Warnings: None
Author's Webpage/Fic list: Stargate Fic Index
Link to story: Next Steps

Why this should be read: Paian creates 5 different wonderful, horrible, sad, scary, amazing futures for Cassie and I believed every one of them. (2856 words)

Five ways Cassandra Fraiser left Colorado Springs, and what happened then.

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