Okay, here's just some random rec's and fun links I wanted to share (and give myself a one stop shopping).Fic Links
First of all, I finally read Travelling One's
other new story called Enlightened
. I think it's one of her best stories ever. It's a very teamy tale that takes place sometime after "Prodigy", where SG-1 meets the lethal lightening bugs again. It's extremely teamy, which is always a plus and her characterizations are tight. If you love action/adventure, humor (teal'c is witty! at times), even some angst and hurt/comfort (but not the uber-sappy kind). There's a bit of whumpage for them all. And the twists and turns are not quite predictable, but fun to follow. Go read.
Also, a couple more fics are in the sd_ficathon
. One is the story written for me! linnet_101
took my request for a need for speed and totally went a completely different direction than I expected. Cold Water Burning
It is so cool! The speed is urgency, and Sam is very much in danger, but she's unaware of it...or at least exactly where the truth lies, and it's written entirely in her point of view. A really nice ride. There's also an abandoned preamble (don't read until the story is over though, there's a reason it was cut), in her personal lj
. I hope she can incorporate it into a different tale.
wrote a lovely Sam and Daniel story...strangely enough, here again it is Sam in need of help. Beneath the Waves
It's lovely, but unlike my other recs, which are all gen/teamish, this one has Sam and Daniel romantic undertones. Rowan warns for S/J UST as well...but as someone who's as gen as they come, I just saw Sam and Jack's natural (and friendshippy) relation as in the show. But those who read their interactions as UST will likely also be pleased by the characterization.
I do highly recommend you wander through the various stories at sd_ficathon
. Some are just friendship, some are very teamy, some are romantic in nature. But all involve Sam and Daniel, so if you're a fan of one or the other, go read. Start at the end with linnet's, or at the beginning with sg_fignewton
's In Search of Possibilities
awesome (no matter what kind of storyline you like in Stargate, humor, angst, character study, action/adventure, archeology, technology), you'll find great hints of it here.
I'm barely making headway on the gateverse remix, but while I'm pimping, I mean, rec'cing, I'll list the two I've read:Scattered Shards
is a great reflection on the Moebius teams. She remixes Sam's (multi-Sams?) POV from the original nifty story "Glimmers" by greensilver
into Daniel's and interplays his connections with "his" team and the "dork" SG-1. But, disclaimer, I betaed it, so maybe not quite objective. Heh.Freedom of the Press
's Stop the Presses
. I read the remix first, so I don't know which way to tell you to start. The two stories are very different styles, written in that outsider's viewpoint I am partial to myself. And both are excellent in their respective ways as reporters try and uncover some strange anomalies in these stories over the years. A plague? Meteor showers? Alec Colson's disappearance. Plus a whistleblower drops in and things get interesting. There's some SGA crossover. Bonus points if you recognize the "redhead" in redbyrd's story (hint, think of Janet, and how she died *but not too long, sniff!*)
Hmm, that's it for fics that I can recall offhand, but I know there were others I wanted to rec. Next time.Other Cool/Trivia/Meta Links (and pimps)
created military dossiers on each member of the team (and a few extras. "Codger" is his TwoP name). He's based everything on canon. The ribbons and medals are accurate, and dates either correspond to records/certificates as seen in the show or are reasonable conjectures based on that. Codger's retired military (or may even still be active), and while he's not my only military source, I do highly respect his opinion and love his little fandom labor of love here.Codger's SG-1 page
(click on individual characters to read the military record info).
A well hidden (okay not hidden per-se, just annoying for me to try to find) gem of the Solutions site is the floorplan locations of Jack's house and Daniel's apartment. There's like a little blueprint floorplan, and if you click on the room, you see pictures of that room. It's SO cool! I had forgotten about it until niamaea
was trying to find it. Locations
Unfortunately, the pics of some of the locations, such as Sam's house and Teal'c's apartment were taken down at the photographer's request. But hopefully someday will be replaced on the site, and/or the girl who took the photos will put them up on her own site, or something. In the meantime, it's fun to play with these.
And a complete and utter self pimp while I'm giving out trivia links. If you're trying to find out how to translate the aliens' languages into English, there's Goa'uld, Unas, and Ancient Dictionaries
. Yes, I was anal and obsessed enough to do them, but it was just the fun of putting together the jigsaw puzzle, not anal enough to remember them, so don't start talking to me like Chaka. ;-)
A really nice meta post is abyssinia4077
's lj about Daniel: An Illustrated Essay
It's just (slightly cracky) fun look at Daniel (and look, and look). It's image heavy, but if my dialup can handle it, so can yours. :-) It's worth it, especially when I'm still cursing the news that the whole series is being released in one go with four bonus disks after I've already got all the SG-1 dvds.
And a final pimp. There's a comm about to start up called redial_the_gate
, where people can come and "rewatch" SG-1 from pre-the beginning the movie, and squee and discuss and make meta and list vids and fics and just have fun. (we're working on the faq, so right now there's just some test stuff), but it'll be up VERY soon! It's trying to start up around the time of SG-1's birthday, July 27th, so if you're so inclined, come on over!