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This Twitter exchange between Gareth, Burn, and author James Moran is brilliant and hilarious. I love their sense of humour and their love for Torchwood!

When one simple line becomes canon fodder for everything from his eidetic memory to superhuman powers.
And that is the beauty of the mystery that is Ianto Jones!

When one simple line becomes canon fodder for everything from his eidetic memory to superhuman powers.

And that is the beauty of the mystery that is Ianto Jones!

iantojcnes:

Soooo since I’m bored as hell, here have some of my favourite Torchwood fanfictions. (Incomplete!)

Note: Most of it is Janto, live with it. (Also, some of these are hover links)

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I’ve read a lot of these fics, and second them! Especially anything by black.k.kat!

And as I am gmariam, thank you so much for the recommendations on my stories! I am honored and quite tickled by it. :)

Caput-sihil

iliketoreadfanfiction:

Title: Caput-sihil 

Author: lone-star-woman

Pairing/Characters: Jack/Ianto, OCs (because Ianto didn’t clone himself)

Spoilers: CoE and a wee reference to “Dead Line”

Rating: R

Word Count: ~4000 this chapter (approximately 67,000 total) 

Summary: The day after Martha’s wedding, Ianto falls asleep in London, and wakes up on a different planet over a thousand years later. His other body is dead, and his current one is defective. Ianto has a difficult journey ahead of him, and the Caput-sihil Corporation is there to help.

Warning: Dodgy medicine, pop-culture references, misuse of the Yucatan Mayan language. (My Mexican ancestors would be so proud.) **This is AU fix-it fic, people.**  

Disclaimer: I’ve always wanted to write bio-punk fic so I shoe-horned the Torchwood characters into it (and made Ianto the star). But you know, Jack and Ianto don’t belong to me because I cannot handle the drama. They belong to RTD because he so can.

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Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Downloadable pdf file

Oh, I read this several months ago and it was quite good! Rather trippy and out there but fascinating and well thought out. Worth giving a try if you like Jack, Ianto, and a real, in depth fix-it.

bonusvampirus:

gmariam321:

kiddikatxd:

Sleeper (2x02)

So … what was Ianto going to say before Jack interrupted him?? What sort of manners was he about to diss? Something kinky? Something physical? Something like eating crisps in bed and getting crumbs all over the place?

I’ve always wondered if Ianto in this episode is a bit more sassy because he’s acting out, as opposed to the more accepted interpretation that he is glad to see Jack and things have sort of gone back to normal between them. I even started a story where Jack (surprisingly enough) picked up on the increase in snark and realized Ianto was still upset with him. Cue the big confrontation on Jack leaving that we didn’t get on screen. Because there had to have been something. Even Ianto Jones isn’t enough of a saint to take him back without saying a word. 

But it never went anywhere. Probably because Ianto turned into an aquatic alien and swam away and I’m still trying to figure out what part of my brain that came from, lol. 

So - Jack’s manners???

I feel like your crisps situation is most likely. I don’t think Jack would put Ianto into a kinky situation that Ianto would see any reason to complain about later. (Unless Ianto is the Dom and this is subtle way of chiding Jack for being a very naughty boy, but I doubt he’d do that in front of the rest of the team.) I can definitely see Ianto getting annoyed by the slightest little mess. Or snoring. Jack’s probably a blanket-hog who snores. 

What gets me about this scene is—My desire for them all to be having secret threesomes aside—Where is Gwen hearing about Jack’s manners in bed, if not from Ianto? Either Gwen’s out hunting down Jack’s one-night-stands for the dirty details, she and John had a long talk that wasn’t on screen, or Ianto is gossiping to her about what Jack’s like in bed. :D 

Oh, I *love* your Dom idea! Write it! But the crumbs and blanket hogging seem more likely.

As for how Gwen knew…yet another throwaway line you have to wonder what the hell the writers were thinking when they tossed it in. And what the actors thought when they read it. I suppose if you wanted to go a bit dark, a fic springing from that line could be about Gwen knowing for a fact that Jack has bad manners in bed. Cue the team finding out she slept with him as well as Owen. Ugliness ensues, Janto ends, thousands of fangirls cry into their laptop keyboard.

But seeing as I’m not a fan of that pairing, that’s all I’ll say on that! ;)

I’ve read several fics where yes, Ianto gossiped with Gwen about it. Usually it was over TYTNW, and he was either drunk or upset or actually growing closer to Gwen. So in my head, Ianto did indeed let something slip that Gwen then lets slip. Or maybe he said something to Tosh, who told Gwen. Maybe in an attempt to get Gwen to back off putting Jack on a her golden pedestal: “Gwen! Ianto told me blah blah blah about Jack. So would you kindly stop hero-worshipping him when he’s just as normal as any other man other there?”  Oh, I could write that!

The irony being that Gwen spends most episodes both hero-worshipping and then doubting/questioning/challenging/threatening Jack. Which is both complex and annoying.

Of Blood And Absolution

iliketoreadfanfiction:

Title: Of Blood And Absolution
Author: Amy
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: NC-17

Summary/Snippet:

By compassion we make others’ misery our own, and so,

by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.

Sir Thomas Browne 

On a normal evening, the Hub was quiet. Its only sounds were the hum of the generator that gave the underground base a sense of breathing, of being alive, and of anticipating.

This was not a normal evening.

This night, it seemed to hold its breath and wait. It felt - pensive.

This was gorgeous! Read! It’s a post-Meat story and one of the best I’ve read!

kiddikatxd:

Sleeper (2x02)

So … what was Ianto going to say before Jack interrupted him?? What sort of manners was he about to diss? Something kinky? Something physical? Something like eating crisps in bed and getting crumbs all over the place?

I’ve always wondered if Ianto in this episode is a bit more sassy because he’s acting out, as opposed to the more accepted interpretation that he is glad to see Jack and things have sort of gone back to normal between them. I even started a story where Jack (surprisingly enough) picked up on the increase in snark and realized Ianto was still upset with him. Cue the big confrontation on Jack leaving that we didn’t get on screen. Because there had to have been something. Even Ianto Jones isn’t enough of a saint to take him back without saying a word. 

But it never went anywhere. Probably because Ianto turned into an aquatic alien and swam away and I’m still trying to figure out what part of my brain that came from, lol. 

So - Jack’s manners???

The closest thing I will ever write to a fix-it fic for Ianto's death...

bonusvampirus:

Title: Promise

Summary: “I’m dead, Jack. We’ll have a billion deaths together, but we don’t have a life together.”

Rating: M for talk of death, violence, and sex.

Word Count: 3,254

Other Chapters: No.

Disclaimer: The British Broadcasting Corporation owns Torchwood and all related…

A great story from a great Tumblr writer! Do read! The line from the summary is perfect (and heartbreaking. Bring tissues.)

torchwoodfanart:

Jack Harkness by ~Chitooos

Lovely! I really like the style. And the man, of course. ;)

torchwoodfanart:

Jack Harkness by ~Chitooos

Lovely! I really like the style. And the man, of course. ;)

doctorsdaughterjennywho:


Dorium joined the Headless monks
Before that though, he gave River Song a vortex manipulator which he got fresh off the wrist of a handsome Time Agent.”
Later on, we see a headless Dorium, still alive and conscious.
So, should Jack have gotten his head removed, he would still be living and functioning.

Now, what happens to people when they have a body part in water? It fills with water, gets wrinkly and over time expands.

I’ve seen this theory, and I do wonder if it wasn’t included to drop hints and clues about Jack and Boe. But it still doesn’t make sense to me because the assumption after CoE is that Jack can regenerate from bits and pieces, so why wouldn’t he regenerate after losing his head? I suppose the Monks might have some sort of technology to stop it, but given the nature of Jack’s “condition” I find that hard to believe. That the monks can preserve heads, yes; that they can stop Jack’s regenerative properties due to the Time Vortex, not as much. Even the Doctor said Jack couldn’t be “fixed” and that seems awfully close to fixing him.Of course, I’m don’t have an advanced degree in temporal physics and fixed points in time, or even Doctor Who and Torchwood. I’m just thinking out loud. And it’s wishful thinking, too, because I’m the one who finds it so sad.

doctorsdaughterjennywho:

Dorium

Dorium joined the Headless monks

Before that though, he gave River Song a vortex manipulator which he got fresh off the wrist of a handsome Time Agent.”
Shocked Dorium

Later on, we see a headless Dorium, still alive and conscious.

So, should Jack have gotten his head removed, he would still be living and functioning.

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Now, what happens to people when they have a body part in water? It fills with water, gets wrinkly and over time expands.

I’ve seen this theory, and I do wonder if it wasn’t included to drop hints and clues about Jack and Boe. But it still doesn’t make sense to me because the assumption after CoE is that Jack can regenerate from bits and pieces, so why wouldn’t he regenerate after losing his head? I suppose the Monks might have some sort of technology to stop it, but given the nature of Jack’s “condition” I find that hard to believe. That the monks can preserve heads, yes; that they can stop Jack’s regenerative properties due to the Time Vortex, not as much. Even the Doctor said Jack couldn’t be “fixed” and that seems awfully close to fixing him.
Of course, I’m don’t have an advanced degree in temporal physics and fixed points in time, or even Doctor Who and Torchwood. I’m just thinking out loud. And it’s wishful thinking, too, because I’m the one who finds it so sad.

(Source: torchwoodian-confessions)

http://selana1505.tumblr.com/post/82422443503/ajlenova-seeroftodayandtomorrow-is-anyone

seeroftodayandtomorrow:

whattywhatwhat:

gmariam321:

selana1505:

ajlenova:

ajlenova:

seeroftodayandtomorrow:

Is anyone else angry that in the Torchwood novel ‘ALmost perfect’, when Ianto is a woman, he immediately becomes obsessed with clothes and shoes and weight loss?

YES. THANK YOU. The clothes and shoes part i get, because he’s kind of the same way as…

Then again, he wears the suits when he, you know, hunts Weevils and stuff. He clearly puts ornamentation about practicality when it comes to dressing for work. Not sure why that is.

And I actually started laughing today about how poorly written Twilight Streets was.

Yes, but you can run and climb in a suit. In heels, not so much.

I sometimes feel as if the Torchwood novels are mediocre but official fanfic.

Twilight Streets could have been so much better. Ditto on The Undertaker’s Gift. And don’t get me started on Risk Assessment. It was too much like a crack!fic for me to finish!

I get the impression from the novels I’ve read that the writers liked writing Jack and Ianto but not writing them seriously or respectfully. There are some moments that are good, though never very deep and meaningful, but there are probably more moments that are rather uncomfortable and unnecessary. Which I won’t mention because that’s completely subjective, but there are definitely moments when Jack comes off as a jerk in the relationship and Ianto comes off as a woobie fanfic boy. 

But thankfully there are almost as many good fanfics out there as bad, including the ones that coda the novels and make them better, just like we did for the show. ;)

Every TW book I’ve read has been a disappointment.  I think some of the authors have never even seen the show.  Mediocre writing is an understatement.  On the other hand, I have read some fan fiction that is so much better than any published book I’ve read, and much, much better than the actual show.  I am truly grateful to those fanfic authors for providing me with hours of Team Torchwood gold.  There are those ‘other’ (for ‘other’ read ‘mediocre is much too good a description’ fan fiction writers, too, but we don’t mention them in polite company.

Could you rec a few? I’ve only read ‘Rose of Jericho’, which was awesome.

I am Gmariam at both fanfiction.net and AO3 and I have over 60 fics bookmarked and favorited between the two that you could troll through and try. I’ve also written over a dozen TW fics myself and would consider them worth reading as well. Off the top of my head, check out the fics by authors like QuickTime, Copperbadge, Blackbird Song, Milady Dragon, NancyBrown, Black.k.kat, Misslucyjane, Waldo, Edibleflowers, Silversun, Sariagray, Riftintime, and Cerih.  And of course the huge ‘What Is Essential is Invisible to the Eye’ by Prothrombintime. 

I’m sure I’ve left out several others, including a lot of good stuff I’ve found on LiveJournal. But that should get you started!

Happy Reading!

http://selana1505.tumblr.com/post/82422443503/ajlenova-seeroftodayandtomorrow-is-anyone

selana1505:

ajlenova:

ajlenova:

seeroftodayandtomorrow:

Is anyone else angry that in the Torchwood novel ‘ALmost perfect’, when Ianto is a woman, he immediately becomes obsessed with clothes and shoes and weight loss?

YES. THANK YOU. The clothes and shoes part i get, because he’s kind of the same way as…

Then again, he wears the suits when he, you know, hunts Weevils and stuff. He clearly puts ornamentation about practicality when it comes to dressing for work. Not sure why that is.

And I actually started laughing today about how poorly written Twilight Streets was.

Yes, but you can run and climb in a suit. In heels, not so much.

I sometimes feel as if the Torchwood novels are mediocre but official fanfic.

Twilight Streets could have been so much better. Ditto on The Undertaker’s Gift. And don’t get me started on Risk Assessment. It was too much like a crack!fic for me to finish!

I get the impression from the novels I’ve read that the writers liked writing Jack and Ianto but not writing them seriously or respectfully. There are some moments that are good, though never very deep and meaningful, but there are probably more moments that are rather uncomfortable and unnecessary. Which I won’t mention because that’s completely subjective, but there are definitely moments when Jack comes off as a jerk in the relationship and Ianto comes off as a woobie fanfic boy. 

But thankfully there are almost as many good fanfics out there as bad, including the ones that coda the novels and make them better, just like we did for the show. ;)

The Ghost and Mr. Jones - MiladyDragon - Torchwood, Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947) [Archive of Our Own]

I read this story yesterday and was moved to watch the old black and white movie it was based upon. The movie was quite good, and the fic is excellent! The author really adapted the story of a widow who moves to the coast and the ghost she meets in her cottage extremely well. She kept Jack and Ianto perfectly in character, from the flirting to the banter to the passion. She wove DW and TW into the story remarkably well given it is set in a mostly real world setting. And she dumped what wouldn’t work for Jack and Ianto with a great eye, crafting them a heartwarming (and heartbreaking-tissue warning!) story that I am really looking forward to reading again now that I’ve seen the movie.

Wonderful story, do read!

I wish there had been time in DW for them to at least mention how traumatizing Jack leaving with the Doctor must have been for Gwen and Ianto. And how heartless Jack was to leave without so much as a kiss. And how he should have realized the Daleks would have locked onto the Hub, but he took their best weapon. 

And all that after the stupid “I met a soldier” line. Ugh.

But then, it wasn’t a TW episode, and that’s what fanfic is for. 

(Source: torchwoodgifs)

seeroftodayandtomorrow:

Is anyone else angry that in the Torchwood novel ‘ALmost perfect’, when Ianto is a woman, he immediately becomes obsessed with clothes and shoes and weight loss?

I haven’t read it (I find the idea rather creepy and demeaning for the poor guy!) but it is a good point to wonder about. Ianto is a man, so his thinking should theoretically remain that of a man even if he is trapped in a woman’s body, unless you believe that being obsessed with clothes, shoes, and weight loss is a biological trait of women…which it’s not. In which case you have a writer who is possibly a bit misogynistic and certainly a bit ignorant of what smart sci-fi fans really want in a good story. Body swaps, yes. Sexism and stereotypes, no. Don’t think I’ll be reading it now!