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Story: Clarification
Author: Prochytes
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2538
Author's Summary: It is a truth universally acknowledged that Captain Jack Harkness is hard to forget. So why does one conquest never remember his name?
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Clara Oswin Oswald, Gwen Cooper, Rhys Williams, Eleventh Doctor (Clara/Jack)
Warnings: Swearing.

Recced because: It’s sharply written, contains an unexpected (but entirely logical) pairing, and it's very funny. Clara Oswald and Jack Harkness are bound to meet, in this case, repeatedly. What’s bothering Jack is why Clara can never remember who he is each time it happens again. I can’t decide what’s the funniest part – Gwen’s suggestion that it's because the sex isn’t as great for Clara as it is for Jack, or the effect of the Doctor's arrival on Torchwood’s tendency to bad language but it's a thoroughly entertaining read from start to finish.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Next, another story from the Year that Wasn't, in which Gwen gets help from an unexpected source:

Story: The Sound of Running Water
Author: Firefly124
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 9950
Author's Summary: Staying behind to mind the Hub while the rest of the team went to investigate an anomaly in the Himalayas had sounded boring to Gwen, but that was before the Prime Minister announced First Contact, Jack was declared a terrorist and then killed on live television, and a mysterious stranger popped into the Hub from nowhere.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Martha Jones, Rhys Williams, River Song, The Master (Simm), Toshiko Sato
Warnings: Explicit Violence, Swearing

Recced because: A lovely story by an author who hasn't been recced here before, in which River Song takes a hand in the events of the Year That Wasn't.

A short extract )
[identity profile] quiche-lorraine.livejournal.com
Story: Child of the Cold
Author: schildkroet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2459
Author's Summary: Gwen is pregnant, and this time it's not an alien egg. It's not entirely natural either.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper/Toshiko Sato, Gwen Cooper/Rhys Williams
Warnings: pregnancy, angst

Recced because:This story is angsty and heart-wrenching, but not in an overly dramatic kind of way. The author uses different fonts to differentiate between different times and plays with flashbacks very effectively.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: My Immortal 2
Author: Elisi
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 37130
Author's Summary: The Immortal is Captain Jack Harkness. This is what happened next. (TW S2 -> CoE) BtVS/TW crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Owen Harper, Rhys Williams, Toshiko Sato
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: I'm a sucker for crossovers and a big Buffyverse fan, and this is the latest instalment of the best and most canon-compliant Who / Buffyverse series, in which Jack is secretly The Immortal, a character discussed in Angel but never actually seen on screen. It's more serious than the first story, but still has time for romance and humour. I'm hoping that there will eventually be more in this series, but for now the story is complete.

A small sample - It helps to remember that Captain John and Spike were played by the same actor )
[identity profile] firefly124.livejournal.com
Story: Three Kids and a Baby
Author: Danse Macabre
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5878
Author's Summary: Previously titled 'Playtime'. An accident in the hub leaves Ianto and Rhys trying to work together to fix the situation and keep the rest of the team under control. Set series 2, after 'Meat'.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Rhys Williams, Toshiko Sato, canon pairings
Warnings: Language, Fluff

Recced because: Yes, it's another regression!fic, this time in the Torchwood Hub with bonus Ianto-Rhys interaction. (If you liked the audiobook Ghost Train, you'll almost certainly enjoy this, even though it's set much earlier and they don't know each other that well yet.) There is much cuteness with a side of character insight from the extrapolation of what the team might have been like as youngsters.

Teaser )
[identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
Hello and welcome once more to another week of fan fiction picking here on Calufrax! I am James or ‘Derek Metaltron’, your guide for the next few days. It really doesn’t seem that long since the last time I took this awesome responsibility back in early September when Doctor Who and Torchwood were both rounding off and I was a lot freer than I am now, as since then I’ve started my rather extensive postgraduate degree. Still, can’t be so difficult to find some quality fics from all eras of Who, right?

Now to begin we’ll start with some episode tweaking within the still much loved Tenth Doctor era…

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Story:
A Complicated Event In Time And Space
Author: Aldanon
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 53,493 Words
Author's Summary: It took almost twenty hours to tow the Earth back home after saving all of reality from the Daleks. Set during Journey's End, this story is a compilation of events that took place in the TARDIS and on the Earth in those hours.
Characters/Pairings: Ten II/Rose, Martha/Mickey, Tenth Doctor,  Donna Noble, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Rhys Williams, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings:  A fair potion of Angst and Hurt/Comfort for certain characters and a mild case of Whump.

Recced because: As a fan boy and someone who came into Who in the days before the New Series and the suggestion of certain pairings and the like, I tend to view certain kinds of fan fiction warily. However, whilst I’ve always loved the idea of Martha and Mickey getting together I came to love Aldanon’s protrayal of setting up Rose with the duplicate Ten – here, she’s elected to suggest that rather than mere minutes it took many hours for the Earth to be dragged back to its rightful position, leading to the possibility of talks and interactions which Russell denied us. While Ten II/Rose and Mickey/Martha are the main focuses here all the TARDIS crew get a piece of the action. Better yet, this lengthy fic expands into two sequel works which focus on the lives of these two pairings afterwards. In short this is a big read but well worth it!
[identity profile] gibbous.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm gibbous, leamichelle on Teaspoon, and something far less polite practically everywhere else. My attention span currently holds the Guinness World Record for the 100m Sprint, so you can deduce that my recommendations are either going to totally rock or just be really pretty, so there's nothing lost either way. Enjoy!

Story: One Eighty One
Author: silvercocoa
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Word Count: 6,220
Author's Summary: There were three hundred sixty-six days that were never meant to happen. Toshiko Sato remembers up until the day she died.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Rhys Williams, The Master (Simm)
Warnings: Salty language, violence.

Recced because: The Year That Never Was has always intrigued me, simply because of what it is: a bunch of stuff happened, except for the persistent fact that nothing happened at all. I just figured that since we were cool with being utterly screwed by Time Herself (that's what you get for messing with her boytoy), it would be okay to, you know, take soul abuse. After all, WWJDD? This lovely, incredibly story catalogues - weeks, days at a time - what Team Torchwood went through during the year of oppression and instigated terror by the hand of the Master. I don't usually do whump!fic in such epic proportions, but this was so believable and everyone was so in character that it completely overshadowed every reservation I had.
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[personal profile] juliet316
Let's have a long and dark trip with Torchwood for our Thursday reading.



Story: Jack Harkness - Super Temp
Author: madder_rose
Rating: Adult/R
Word Count: 38609/33 chapters. Complete
Author's Summary: Jack Harkness lives in a cubicled office. Then one day, he meets a blue eyed man, and things slowly start to change.

Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Gwen Cooper, Rhys Williams, Mickey Smith, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, OCs, Jack/OC, Gwen/Rhys, Jack/Ianto
Warnings: Domestic Violence/Rape, Torture, Mind Control, Adult language, character death

Recced because: What starts out seemingly as a complete AU, quickly turns into a terrifying and twisted story, involving a secret, evil branch of Unit, technology that's scary in both it's implimentation in the story and how scary it could be if used in real life, and a Jack who's victimized by both technology and the environment he's been placed in. Also features a kick-ass Ianto who takes no prisoners and is very much like the man who put shot Owen in the shoulder in Capt. Jack Harkness and used a stun gun to incapacitate one of the villians in Meat.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] humantales.livejournal.com
Story: Never Say Never Again
Author: [livejournal.com profile] robling_t
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 38,434
Author's Summary: Jack's in trouble. Yes, that kind of trouble. What's a pregnant guy to do when the employee handbook says "no guns at the baby shower"?
Characters/Pairings: Torchwood Team, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10)
Warnings: Crack!fic, Mpreg, Baby!fic, Kid!fic

Recced because: I decided to close out my week of recs with my favorite piece of fanfic candy. This is crack!fic on steroids, and I reread it to give me a smile.

It's the third story (second long one) and my favorite in a series, Yours, Mine, and Ours, all set in this same universe. It departs from our universe after season 3 of Doctor Who/season 1 of Torchwood, but canon events in Torchwood still have an effect on the story. There's also a good bit of timey-wimey goodness as well.

But, ultimately, the reason to read this story (and the rest of the series) is simple: it's fun!

I've enjoyed being your reccer for this week and I hope you've enjoyed my selections.
[identity profile] roachpatrol.livejournal.com
So pretty much every story Netgirl_y2k's ever written has been recced here already-- but not every story. And not this story, which should be and probably is a crime! Lucky for you guys though I'm here now, and lying to the police for you fixing that.


Story: Gone For A Cup Of Tea (back in six months)
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating:All Ages
Word Count: 4204
Author's Summary: The highly unlikely but excellent adventures of Ten, Mickey and Rhys.
Characters/Pairings: the Tenth Doctor, Micky Smith, Rhys Williams.
Warnings: please DO NOT warn for slash or het.

Recced because: this story is wonderfully funny, which should be reason enough. Add on to that Micky and Rhys, who are solid, decent, normal guys and also pretty much the embodiment of the mundane lives their girlfriends are trying to escape from, throw the two blokes into the TARDIS with the poor, poor Doctor, who is much more used to hanging out with admiring women, and you've got pure gold.

excerpt )
[identity profile] pimpmytardis.livejournal.com
Story: Seven Days That Shook Captain Jack's Pants
Author: [livejournal.com profile] redscharlach
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3184
Author's Summary: There is a little-known Welsh saying: "Never judge a man until you've spent a week in his pants." Captain Jack Harkness is that man. These are his pants.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Rhys Williams, Toshiko Sato
Warnings: Cracky sex

Recced because: Some Friday LOLs, of course! This fabulous parody shows a week of Torchwood's zany ineptitude, sexy shenanigans, and some of the silliest aliens ever. This had me laughing out loud even on the nth reread.
[identity profile] laura-luvage.livejournal.com
 Story: A Torchwood New Year's
Author: Lady Harkness
Rating: PG
Word Count: 599
Author's Summary: The members of Torchwood Three receive New Year's Resolutions.
Characters/Pairings: Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper, Rhys Williams, Captain Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, Tenth Doctor, Original Companion
Warnings: None

Recced because: Torchwood could really do with someone giving them New Year's Resolutions for them, and Lady Harkness does just that with some nice humour added.

 
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Story: Everything I Know About the Earth I Learned from the Sky
Author: Sorrel
Rating: PG-13? (sex is mentioned, but only after the fact)
Word Count: 16399
Author's Summary: "I could take the pendant off, but I could never unlearn what I'd heard. The ultimate curse." Gwen doesn't even have a pendant to take off. She thinks, bitterly, that this is rather unfair.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen/Owen, Gwen/Rhys, Jack, Tosh, Ianto
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic really stuck with me. When I learned that I was going to be reccing fics, I actually went and hunted it down again. It's a Psychic!Gwen story where, in the words of the author, "not everything is puppies and roses." It's set against a backdrop of most of Torchwood series one, but is obviously AU. Sorrel's Gwen is engaging and believable. The conclusion of the story is satisfying, unexpected, and unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. Enjoy!

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