sg1jb: (Default)
[personal profile] sg1jb
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Show: SG-1

Rec Category: SG-1 Gen
Characters: Teal'c, Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Sam Carter, Original Team
Categories: Gen, Friendship, Episode Tag
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: unknown
Author's Website: K Hanna Korossy on AO3
Link: Ice Breakers

Why This Must Be Read: I was delighted when I recently stumbled across K Hanna Korossy's stories on AO3 - originally published in print zines, these stories are some of my favourites from early-on. This one, set in Season 2, was first published in 2002. At its inner core - wrapped in an engaging look at Teal'c's continuing acclimation to his new home - is a satisfying, warm huddle of team caring and friendship. Imo, the characterisation of Teal'c, and his 'voice', is spotless. Just wonderful.

snippet of fic )
fignewton: (Sam keel you with my brain)
[personal profile] fignewton
Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack and Sam friendship
Characters: Samantha Carter, Jack O'Neill
Categories: gen, humor
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] holdouttrout
Author's Website: Holdouttrout at AO3
Link: Cure for the Common Birthday

Why This Must Be Read: Sam to the rescue, in her unique Sammish fashion!

This Sam and Jack friendship fic is utterly charming and smile-inducing.

snippet of fic )
sg1jb: (Default)
[personal profile] sg1jb
Show: SG-1

Rec Category: SG-1 Gen
Characters: Teal'c, Daniel Jackson
Categories: Gen, Friendship, Off-world adventure, Future-fic
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
Author's Website: [Beatrice_Otter on AO3]
Link: [Just Like Old Times]

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my favourite Teal'c and Daniel friendship fics. Teal'c requests Daniel's help with a situation that has arisen on the new Jaffa homeworld, and the ensuing off-world adventure highlights both Teal'c and Daniel's individual skills and the mutual trust and respect between them. As well, the nature of the problem and the original characters are both interesting and engaging.

snippet of fic )
popkin16: (rodney loves john)
[personal profile] popkin16
Show: SGA
Rec Category: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: Slash, Canon, First Time
Warnings: Captivity/Forced proximity
Author's Journal: velocitygrass
Author's Website: Ao3
Link: Unable To Run, Unable To Hide

Why This Must Be Read: John and Rodney are forced to share a cell after the destruction of a planet. They're well treated but bored, and naturally the topic of masterbation comes up. They settle into what should be a friends with benefits situation, but John's pining and Rodney isn't acting like it's just a helping hand between buddies.
em_kellesvig: Sheppard looking intense (SGAJSDangerous)
[personal profile] em_kellesvig
Show: SGA/SG1

Rec Category: AU-Sentinel Fusions
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Jack O'Neill, Carson Beckett, Carrie Lam,
Pairings: None
Categories: Gen, AU, Sentinel Fusion, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Off-screen torture in the later stories
Author's Journal: Lori
Author's Website: [archiveofourown.org profile] lori
Link: Not So Special

Why This Must Be Read: Lori gives us John Sheppard, unbonded Sentinel, and Rodney McKay, unwilling Guide, in a series of vignettes and longer stories about both the military (hurry up and wait) and Sentinels in that setting, (patience is not always a virtue). Although the series is marked incomplete, each story stands on its own while setting up for the next. I enjoyed it for the insights into Sheppard the officer and Sheppard the Sentinel, as well as how he relates to people, especially Rodney McKay, when he has no other choices.

snippet of fic )
mific: (stargate)
[personal profile] mific
Show: SGA/SG1
Rec Category: Apocafic
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Evan Lorne/Original Male Character, Daniel Jackson/Vala Mal Doran, Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill.
Elizabeth Weir, Cameron Mitchell, Radek Zelenka, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Teal'c
Categories: M/M and M/F
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Rape/Non-Con (off-screen), and of course, it's apocafic.
Author on DW: [personal profile] enigmaticblue
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: If All Else Fails on AO3
Why This Must Be Read: This is a favourite of mine, also known as "the WAFGON fic". (Summary: Technically, it’s known as Operation Phoenix, but that’s a little too optimistic for Jack, who calls it the WAFGON plan: We’re All Fucked; Get Out Now.)
Earth is lost to a combination of the Ori and the Trust, but Atlantis goes on, and survivors from Earth trickle in by various routes. As with all apocafic it's a tough premise, but the writing's excellent with our favourite characters struggling to adapt to, survive and escape after the catastrophe, making it a gripping read.

snippet of fic )
popkin16: ("john")
[personal profile] popkin16
Show: SGA
Rec Category: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Elizabeth Weir, Teyla Emmagen, Ronon Dex
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: Slash, Alternate Universe - Fusion, First Time
Warnings: No Warnings
Author's Journal: ami-ven @ LJ
Author's Website: Ao3
Link: Touching and Touched

Why This Must Be Read: This is a Star Trek fusion, in which John is a half-Vulcan. Much like Spock, he defies his father and joins Starfleet. Rodney is the Science Officer on board the USS Atlantis, where John will be the security chief. Teyla is first officer and chooses John and Rodney to join her on her away team. They're traveling through the wormhole into the mostly unexplored Beta Quadrant, where Teyla is from.

snippet of fic )

respoftw: (Caldwell)
[personal profile] respoftw
Show: SGA
Rec Category: OT3 - John/Rodney/Carson
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Carson Beckett
Pairings: John/Rodney/Carson
Categories: Slash, Multi
Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence, Rape/Non-Con
Author's Journal: [personal profile] xanthefic
Author's Website: www.xanthe.org
Link: Back From The Well

Why This Must Be Read:Might as well start my recs off with a classic. This fic is not for the faint of heart; horrible things happen to people in this fic but it was the first fic that I read in this poly ship and the care that John, Rodney and Carson held for each other sticks in my mind so much more than the bad things that happen to them.

One of the very best things about this fic is that it doesn't end with the rescue, it goes on to look at what happens after the rescue and how people heal and move on and come back from the well.

A classic for a reason.
fignewton: (fic rec)
[personal profile] fignewton
Many thanks to [personal profile] em_kellesvig, [personal profile] princessofgeeks, and [personal profile] mific for all their March recs! We had 9 recs this month, including my own.

Our reccers for April are:

[personal profile] em_kellesvig: AU (Sentinel fusion)

[personal profile] mific" Apocafic

[personal profile] popkin16: John/Rodney

[personal profile] respoftw: OT3 (John/Rodney/Carson)

[personal profile] sg1jb: Gen

I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs.

If you didn't see yesterday's post and you're still interested in reccing this month, comment here and I'll add you to the list.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to reccing at least two fics over the course of April, although of course we will be happy with more. If you plan any self-recs, you may only post them after reccing your minimum two recs in your month's category. Feel free to use the copy-and-paste template from the reccer's FAQ for your convenience.
fignewton: (teal'c)
[personal profile] fignewton
Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Teal'c
Characters: Teal'c, Cassandra Frasier
Categories: gen, friendship, angst, character study
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: unknown
Author's Website: thestarsapart on AO3
Link: Remnants

Why This Must Be Read: I always love stories that feature Teal'c and Cassie, two aliens who have made their home on Earth, and their unique perspective and connection. This wonderful new and shiny story has an unexpected twist, as it is Cassie who ends up offering Teal'c advice and counsel.

Wonderful Teal'c perspective, lots of lovely little touches, and an unfolding backstory all add up to a very good read. Go feed the new author in the hope we'll get more such fic!

snippet of fic )
fignewton: (Vala fanfic)
[personal profile] fignewton
I'm a bit late in putting up this entry for April volunteers (new grandchild, wheee!) so while the list will go up tomorrow, anyone who signs up a bit belatedly will be retroactively added.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want. Choose a category from the list below or select a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in Memories, please feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of April. March reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. Remember that you don't have to check the Memories before choosing which stories to rec. If you have a good fic to rec, go for it! Do remember, though, that story links must be freely accessible, without requiring any sort of login to view. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

This year, we are also allowing self-recs, but only after a reccer has done the minimum two for their category of the month. More details at this link, and drop a comment or e-mail if you need clarification.

You must be a member of [community profile] stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, be sure to join the community.

Common but not exclusive categories )

Remember: first come, first claimed.
mific: (Cam-John)
[personal profile] mific
Show: SGA
Rec Category: POV - stories where the POV adds something special
Characters/Pairings: John Sheppard, Cameron Mitchell - John Sheppard/Cameron Mitchell, Rodney McKay/Jennifer Keller
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on DW: [personal profile] busaikko
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Imaginary Boys on AO3
Why This Must Be Read: This is really well written, like everything by busaikko, and the alternating POV shifts between John, Cam, and John as Shannon add a lot to our understanding of the characters. In this story John's trans, and the prompt busaikko followed was "What is it like to transition in a small closed community where everyone knows you?" Hard hitting and angsty but ultimately hopeful - very much recommended. 

snippet of fic )
em_kellesvig: Sheppard in white shirt, looking at a stargate (SGAJSAlienGate)
[personal profile] em_kellesvig
Show: SGA

Rec Category: AU
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard
Categories: Slash, Romance
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: [personal profile] sheafrotherdon
Author's Website: [archiveofourown.org profile] sheafrotherdon
Link: A Whole World of Trouble

Why This Must Be Read: Sheafrotherdon is well-known in SGA for her AUs and this one follows John Sheppard, small town boy, carpenter, and country singer at the local dance hall. He runs into a college professor from the next big town over, who's just looking for a decent beer. This slow, sweet romance makes good use of its setting in a slow, small town, bringing together two men who seem settled into their lives, but still ready to make room in their hearts for the right person. Warm and lovely and gentle, this is comfort fic of the finest kind.

With a sequel by [livejournal.com profile] argosy: Little Things You Say and Do

snippet of fic )
mific: (McShep - intense)
[personal profile] mific
Show: SGA
Rec Category: POV - where the POV adds something special to the fic
Characters: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Categories: slash
Warnings: dub-con verging on non-con
Author on DW: [personal profile] sabinelagrande
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: Beholden on AO3
Why This Must Be Read: This is a hot and twisty story where John gets mind-whammied by an alien drug so that he has to do everything Rodney says. It seems like non-con, but is it? Sabinelagrande's use of second person POV is masterful and makes the story much more immediate and compelling. It really adds to the sense that John's not in control, and makes the ending that much more powerful.

snippet of fic )
princessofgeeks: (Forbidden by hsapiens)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack/Daniel
Characters: Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson
Pairings: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Slash, Adventure, Established Relationship
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: unknown
Author's Website: Otter's Fic on Archive of Our Own
Link: After This


Why This Must Be Read: Otter is such a great writer with a great narrative voice. Her characterizations of Jack and Daniel lean toward smart!Jack and snarky!Daniel, which is always a favorite spin for me. This is a shortish fic that is packed with character, adventure and thematic unity. One of the classics of Jack/Daniel.
mific: (stargate)
[personal profile] mific
Show: SGA - specifically, stories where the POV adds something special.
Rec Category:POV
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on DW: [personal profile] kass
Author's Website: See the AO3
Link: That Untravell'd World on AO3
Why This Must Be Read: It's written in 1st person POV, alternating between John and Rodney. I like that we can see their thoughts, fears, and fantasies, because with John so laconic we don't always get a window on his inner world. There's some nice pining and building UST before the inevitable mcshepping, and overall it's a great feelgood story.
snippet of fic )
em_kellesvig: Sassy John from The Return 2 snap by esteefee (SGAJSSassMaster)
[personal profile] em_kellesvig
Show: SGA

Rec Category: AU
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Sheppard Family (pre-Outcast), Radek Zelenka, Dumais, Simpson, et al.
Categories: Could be seen as Pre-Slash but it's mostly Gen.
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: [livejournal.com profile] pentapus
Author's Website: [archiveofourown.org profile] pentapus
Link: I Believe in Wishful Thinking

Why This Must Be Read: One of the things I truly love about SGA is how open the characters are to interpretation. This Rodney McKay is certainly recognizable but he's just a little more excitable than he is in canon. And this John Sheppard is the fully realized troll I always thought he'd be. Pentapus has a dab hand at spinning out a very likely first meeting for McKay and Sheppard, in another universe that's just slightly cracked yet very believable. It's a delightful, hilarious romp starring Dr. Rodney McKay, Amateur Detective, and a whole town full of people who want nothing to do with the reason he's there. John Sheppard's family echoes the early fandom belief of Military Dad, but branches off from there into the kind of family you'd expect to meet at Thanksgiving, or maybe a high school graduation, with all the attendant oddballs and curmudgeons in any family. And just like John Sheppard, they're all in denial.

snippet of fic )

h/t to [personal profile] esteefee for this rec; I missed this story back in the day and she pointed it out to me recently. Thanks again!
mific: (Sheppard orange)
[personal profile] mific
Show: SGA
Rec Category: POV (continuing this month with more recs where the POV adds something special to the story)
Characters: John Sheppard, original female character
Categories: Gen
Warnings: Lots of shep-whump, but no AO3 warnings apply
Author on DW: n/a
Author's Website: See the AO3, and the old website is here
Link: The Flowers of the Field on AO3
Why This Must Be Read: This is a great example of outsider POV, something rhymer likes and does really well. John!whump is another fave of the writer, as is genfic, and here we have John in dire straits off-world, trapped and dying, discovered by a local girl who stays with him as he worsens and she tries to comfort him. John skates close to death, but rhymer likes happy endings as well, even if they are hard won.

snippet of fic )
em_kellesvig: McKay and Sheppard grumpy with each other (SGAMcShepB&W)
[personal profile] em_kellesvig
Show: SGA

Rec Category: AU
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard
Categories: Slash
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: [livejournal.com profile] taffetablue
Author's Website: None
Link: A Supermarket in California
ETA: Coda: City Hall

Why This Must Be Read: This story has a special place in my SGA heart as one of the first Earth AUs I read in the fandom, fairly early both to my discovering SGA and in SGA fic itself. This classic romance unfolds slowly and sweetly, with a well-defined sense of place, and the characters are true to themselves in all the ways they can be given the premise. Rodney is a physics professor at Berkeley, and John inherits a, well, a supermarket in California. It's as simple and complex and as charming as that. Yes, it's on LiveJournal but it's unlocked and should be readable without logging in.

snippet of fic )
fignewton: (jack dark and stormy mission)
[personal profile] fignewton
Many thanks to [personal profile] em_kellesvig, [personal profile] marzipan77, [personal profile] melagan, and [personal profile] mific for all their February recs! For the shortest month of the year, we certainly were active :) with 15 recs, including my own.

We've had just two people sign up so far for reccing in March. (Thanks, you two!)

[personal profile] em_kellesvig: AU

[personal profile] princessofgeeks: Jack/Daniel

Edit: and [personal profile] mific will give us another month of POV.

I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to reccing at least two fics over the course of March, although of course we will be happy with more. If you plan any self-recs, you may only post them after reccing your minimum two recs in your month's category. Feel free to use the copy-and-paste template from the reccer's FAQ for your convenience.

I'll be offline until Sunday, so if you want to sign up for this month and missed the time window, comment here or at the original sign-up post and I'll add you to the list and grant access when I'm back.
fignewton: (don't say ka)
[personal profile] fignewton
We start a new month tomorrow! If you want to sign up to rec at least two of your favorite fics in March, please go to this entry and leave a comment.
fignewton: (fic rec)
[personal profile] fignewton
This entry will be open to March volunteers through February 28th. The monthly reccers post will go up on Friday.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want. Choose a category from the list below or select a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in Memories, please feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of March. Feburary reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. Remember that you don't have to check the Memories before choosing which stories to rec. If you have a good fic to rec, go for it! Do remember, though, that story links must be freely accessible, without requiring any sort of login to view. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

This year, we are also allowing self-recs, but only after a reccer has done the minimum two for their category of the month. More details at this link, and drop a comment or e-mail if you need clarification.

You must be a member of [community profile] stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, be sure to join the community.

Common but not exclusive categories )

Remember: first come, first claimed.
em_kellesvig: John Sheppard in blue shadows (SGAJSBlueShadows)
[personal profile] em_kellesvig
Show: SGA

Rec Category: John Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard (blink and you'll miss it)
Categories: Mostly Gen
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: [livejournal.com profile] maisierita
Author's Website: [archiveofourown.org profile] maisierita
Link: Sometime Soon Would Be Nice

Why This Must Be Read: This early SGA fic (c.2005) brilliantly pegs both John Sheppard and Rodney McKay, gets the voices just right, and highlights that extra something about John that intrigues so many readers: John's connection with Ancient technology. It also has a powerful internal voice for John as well as Rodney's outsider POV to balance the emotional impact of the whole story. Short one-shot but highly memorable.

snippet of fic )
em_kellesvig: Sheppard in white shirt, looking at a stargate (SGAJSAlienGate)
[personal profile] em_kellesvig
Show: SGA

Rec Category: John Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard
Categories: Pre-slash, angst, fluff, post-series
Warnings: None
Author's Journal: [personal profile] bead
Author's Website: [archiveofourown.org profile] bead
Link: Freeze

Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely Rodney McKay POV of John Sheppard, miserable, lonely, and distant, and while it shows what Rodney will do to make life better for John, it really shows how beautifully John responds to Rodney, both in his misery and when he's happy. This story is show not tell and does it with such grace, you hardly know you've read the whole thing until the last line.

snippet of fic )
fignewton: (sam janet fanfic)
[personal profile] fignewton
I suspect that no one really wants to be the first self-reccer (see this entry for more details), so I'm going to break the ice and offer one more tribute to Carmen Argenziano.

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Self-rec
Characters: Jacob Carter, Selmak
Categories: gen, friendship, Tok'ra
Warnings: none
Author's Journal: [personal profile] fignewton
Author's Website: Fig Newton at AO3
Link: C is for Coffee

Why This Must Be Read: At the beginning of Death Knell, Sam is astonished to learn that Jacob gave up coffee for his symbiote. This little missing scene offers a possible scenario for how that might have happened, with some fun give-and-take between Jacob and Selmak.


As an unabashed coffee addict, he'd been vaguely surprised when he didn't suffer any withdrawal symptoms in his first days offworld. Still, he supposed that a symbiote capable of curing cancer and fixing arthritic knees would have little trouble tweaking his serotonin levels and adjusting his neurotransmitters to avoid caffeine-induced crankiness.

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