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Doctor Who

Red is the Colour by [livejournal.com profile] owlyscribblings


Jack returns with the Doctor to Torchwood after a fourteenth month absence and whisks Tosh away on a visit to Mars. The author has the Doctor's voice just right and the Tosh/Jack interaction is every bit as beautiful as it was in Captain Jack Harkness. And I hope that when the series finally airs in a couple of weeks that Martha is even half as fun and sweet as she's depicted in this story.

The Universal Constant by [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako

Nine/Jack implied Jack/Nine/Rose

A haunting conversation between the Doctor and Jack about the harsh truth of life.


Timely Advice by [livejournal.com profile] woodsong_1978


Short, silly, very funny and really rather brilliant this story has a temporal mailbox opening up in the Hub and Ianto corresponding with a certain R Jeeves who is very unhappy with Jack's unwanted advances towards his gentleman Mr Wooster!

I adore the concept of the temporal mailbox - I would kill someone to base a challenge on that - the concept of the Torchwood team corresponding with figures from Jack's life past or present is rather wonderful!

What it Takes by [livejournal.com profile] sparrowette


Wonderful story told in the first person from a drunken and completely suicidal Jack's point of view. The Jack/Ianto interactions are gorgeous and realistic - no "grief stricken shags" for them.
The writing is even more impressive as the author hasn't watched a single episode of Torchwood!

Five Conversations About Jack and Ianto by [livejournal.com profile] kennedy_unknown

Following the "five things" format this is a series of entertaining drabbles as the Torchwood team discuss the Jack/Ianto relationship. The Ianto/Tosh and Ianto/Jack sections are particularly strong.

Word of warning - the author's LJ layout is so bright and busy it is incredibly distracting and initially for me made reading the story virtually impossible. Not the best way to encourage people to read your work. If you want to read the story copy and paste it into word - your eyeballs will thank you for it.


Mar. 5th, 2007 11:18 pm
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Eight Times Emerging by [livejournal.com profile] sevenfists


Deceptively simple Weechester story of Dean adopting a kitten this is a rather heart wrenching tale of a young Dean growing up and the sacrifices his childhood entailed. Simple yet powerful.

Up Fairytale Creek by [livejournal.com profile] shaggydogstail

slight Wincest

Hilarious take on The Frog Prince as Sam gets turned into a toad - a Samphibian! Very sweet and very silly.


Drowning on Display by [livejournal.com profile] slippery_fish


Set post Cyberwoman this has a suicidal Ianto marking time until he can re-join Lisa. Dark and fatalistic with a brutally sharp tone this is a bleaker look at canon and why Jack "forgives" Ianto quite so easily after his betrayal.

Constant as the Changing Weather by [livejournal.com profile] crystalshard

Jack/Ianto Ianto/Lisa

Very lovely Ianto centric piece spanning the time period from Ianto arriving at Torchwood One up to the events of They Keep Killing Suzie. I love Ianto's backstory in this - the concept of Jack having been his mentor and lover before he ever met Lisa. Their first moment of real connection against the backdrop of a stormy night could have been cliched but is very strongly written. I also loved the case file in the story (alien controlled children's toys!). Great series with a very realistic portrayal of the Jack/Ianto relationship and a killer final line.

The Hint of a Spark by [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane


Next part in the Lovers in a Dangerous Time series this story deals with the events of Out of Time as Ianto spends his first Christmas with Jack whilst struggling with the knowledge that Jack allowed himself to die with John. I love this series because on the one hand its very romantic and domestic and makes me smile at sweet sappy Jack - and on the other hand there is a real bittersweet tone to the piece which wonderfully counteracts the fluff as it's clear that the author intends to follow canon - and as a reader knowing how the show ended you're always waiting for the other shoe to drop and for poor Ianto to get his heart brutally ripped out.
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They Grip the Ground by [livejournal.com profile] giddygeek

Very slight Jack/Ianto

The team deal with an alien rhinoceros loose in Wales. Very funny and sweet and a lovely depiction of the team.

On the Way to the Harbour - 657 Miles by [livejournal.com profile] slippery_fish

Jack/Ianto Ianto/Lisa

Very interesting Ianto centric piece. Covering events from Cyberwoman to End of Days and beyond it has Ianto dealing with the double loss of Lisa and Jack whilst being haunted by the ghosts of his Torchwood One team. I love Ianto's interactions with the other Torchwood members especially Owen and Tosh. The show failed to convince me that any of the Torchwood team were actually friends with each other but the relationships in this are deftly sketched and I could actually believe that Ianto and Owen somewhat liked each other! I confess that I don't buy the author's back-story for Ianto. Considering the way Ianto acted in Countrycide I find it unlikely that he had done any field work previously - never mind was part of an active Torchwood 1 unit but its a testament to the author's skill that that didn't completely drag me out of the story.

Tylwyth Teg by [livejournal.com profile] szm


Highly original story in which Jack whilst travelling with the Doctor post End of Days meets up with a young Ianto - who is a target for Jasmine and the fairies seen in Small Worlds. Entertaining with a fantastic OFC (Ianto's grandmother) and interesting use of the Doctor and the Bad Wolf.
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Six Ways to Sunday by [livejournal.com profile] maygra


Awesome coda to Nightshifter. Sam and Dean's sense of terror at such a mundane threat as the Feds being on their backs is very convincingly conveyed. Resigned and just a little bit bleak in tone with perfect Sam/Den characterisation.

Almost Everything by [livejournal.com profile] sevenfists


It's Dean's Birthday and he gets to celebrate with alcohol, Star Wars and a horny Sam. Wonderfully schmoopy porn.


Everything Looks Perfect From Far Away by [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane


Wonderful fluffy Jack/Ianto story with Ianto realising the depth of his feelings for Jack. Charming and with a perfect snarky Ianto voice.

And the Band Plays On by [livejournal.com profile] louiex

Jack/Jack Jack/Ianto Jack/Jack/Ianto

Interesting, dark and vivid piece with Jack dreaming of those he left behind.

Why Ianto Will Never Wear Jewelry Again by [livejournal.com profile] waqaychay


Admittedly not the best title but this is a hugely entertaining scorching hot pwp which makes good use of the mind reading necklace from Greeks Bearing Gifts

Edited to say that the author appears to have gone friends only - so the link is invalid.

Distraction by [livejournal.com profile] melina123


Insanely hot Jack/Ianto first time story set before the events of Cyberwoman. The images in this one are going to stay with me for a while. Phew!

Reach Out and Touch by [livejournal.com profile] shaggydogstail


Very sweet, funny first time story.
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Speaking in Tongues by [livejournal.com profile] maygra


Part of the Reaper verse this is a wonderfully angsty story told from Sam's POV.

If God Compel by [livejournal.com profile] impertinence


Powerful coda to Hunted - the last line is a killer.

Virgin Sacrifice by [livejournal.com profile] rushlight75


In many ways this is cliche fic (Sam and Dean have to sleep with each other in order to break a Mayan spell which has bought forth murderous shadow demons) but it is so strongly characterised that its very easy to overlook the slightly hackneyed plot device. A very strong debut in the SPN fandom.


Wide Open Space by [livejournal.com profile] rivier


Really strong post Cyberwoman tale told from Ianto's pov. The author really sells Ianto's distress and disorientated mental state following Lisa's death - his calmly telling Jack that he should kill him in the bathroom as it would be easier to clean up is like a kick to the gut.

Jack is Back by [livejournal.com profile] clarity_lore


Seven unrelated drabbles detailing Jack's return to Torchwood following the events of End of Days. 1 and III are gut wrenching, II is quite disturbing (and I would love to see it in a longer fic) and V is just plain silly. Something for everyone!
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Mister Sparkles by [livejournal.com profile] ignipes

Dean/Unicorn Sam

I'm sure virtually everyone in the Supernatural fandom has read this by now but this is absolutely hilarious! Sam falls into a patch of enchanted hay and gets turned into a unicorn. Sheer cracktastic brilliance.

Little Green Apples by [livejournal.com profile] sevenfists


Adorably sweet and schmoopy story with Dean and Sam tentatively finding each other.


Angels in the Architecture by [livejournal.com profile] ignipes


Short sharp Tosh character study following the events of the episode Greeks Bearing Gifts. Lovely look at an oft overlooked character.

Between the Shores by [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane


Ianto cares for a gravely injured Jack. Set after Jack's return following the events of End of Days this is a bittersweet tale with Ianto gradually letting Jack back into his heart. I love how Jack is literally the broken man in this fic with his shattered bones but Ianto is the one who is truly broken.

All Things in Time by [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster

Slight Jack/Tosh implied Jack/Ianto

Haunting tale centred around the events of Captain Jack Harkness only in this tale Jack and Tosh were never rescued from 1941. Beautifully written, strongly characterised piece and the cyclical nature of the ending is chilling.

Like Stitches in the Scar Part 1 and Like Stitches in the Scar Part 2 by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch


Lengthy angsty story centered around the events of Cyberwoman. I can't see cannon Jack ever being as hopelessly in love with Ianto as he is depicted in this story but that minor quibble aside this is a strong piece which shifts back and forwards in time from the various Torchwood team members joining Torchwood 3 to the aftermath of Lisa's rampage. I especially like the depiction of Suzie in this story - she's normally portrayed as a pantomime villain but in this piece she's a fun vital woman who has a real loving friendship with Jack.
fairyd123: (Jack/Ianto)
I'm willing to forgive Torchwood for a horribly uneven season because that two part finale was absolutely fucking fantastic!

OK so the time travelling old guy plot line was distinctly odd and didn't quite work and silly Godzilla style CGI monsters should be banned but oh god the rest of it... Loved the episode set in 1941 - very haunting and all the moments with Jack and his namesake were beautiful- also Owen/Ianto fighting was sheer genius. And the finale was brilliant - everyone failing Jack and then subsequently reconciling with him, redeemed Gwen, canon Jack/Ianto and an ending which segues beautifully into Doctor Who season 3. Wonderful.
fairyd123: (Jack/Ianto)
Some Doctor Who/Torchwood recs as Ten/Jack, Jack/Ianto are rapidly becoming my super angsty pairings of choice (although finding decent stories in a new fandom without the benefit of any decent recs, any recognisable authors and only the author's summaries to go on is perilous indeed - some of the stories I clicked on were so bad that I feel my brain needs bleaching just to recover from them):

Doctor Who

Finding Judas by wmr

Jack/Ten Ten/Rose

Novel length supremely angsty bittersweet piece with Jack using the rift to engineer a return visit from the Doctor before both travelling through the void to Rose's new world. Well characterised and the author resolutely refuses to take the easy fluffy way out.

Homecoming and Going Travelling by [livejournal.com profile] elfinessy

Homecoming - Jack/Ten Going Travelling - Jack/Ianto

Slightly fluffy Jack/Ten reunion series. We get a very strange cyberman interlude in Going Travelling which belongs in a different fic altogether but otherwise highly enjoyable fluff.

Sex and Chips by [livejournal.com profile] smithy161


Au in which Jack and Martha are the Doctor's current companions this is an entertaingly smutty fic in which Ten and Jack get in on after a night's drinking. Love the portrayal of Martha.


Don't Have Nightmares by [livejournal.com profile] clarity_lore


Ianto is captured by a race of beings called Nightmares and the Torchwood team must fight to get him back. Written very much like an episode of the show with absolutely pitch perfect characterisation and a fun ending.

Jack Harkness is not Boring in Bed by [livejournal.com profile] maverick0324


Despite the spectacularly awful title (which almost made me not click on it) this is a very funny piece told from Ianto's persepctive as he tries to rationalise his anger over Lisa's death with his emerging feelings for Jack.

The Loudest Voice by [livejournal.com profile] fan_elune


Really lovely but sad post Out of Time piece (an episode which I confess bored me to tears) with Ianto caring for a melancholy Jack on Christmas Day.

Off to start reading the Torchwood books that I had to battle my way through Tesco's on New Year's Eve to get cheap!

Happy New Year everyone!


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