[identity profile] misswinterhill.livejournal.com
Story: Disconnections
Author: Vera Steine
Rating: teen
Word Count: 7189
Author's Summary: Ianto woke up feeling depressed. Now he is also having a bad morning. Jack/Ianto.
Characters/Pairings: Ianto Jones, Torchwood
Warnings: S1 of TW

Recced because: This is a story with a simple premise - being stopped by the police because of a silly misunderstanding - and Vera Steine uses that event to illuminate the disconnection of the title, a sense of velleity that is all too real and familiar. This is a very different Ianto to the rec I gave you yesterday, and this fic gives great insight into Season One Ianto and his complications. There's no sobbing, no magic Jack who sweeps in and saves everything (although it is a Janto story), but there's hope at the end of the story that Ianto's bad day will get better.
[identity profile] misswinterhill.livejournal.com
Story: Teaboy
Author: Spastasmagoria
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1653
Author's Summary: Owen learns more about just what it is that Ianto does.
Characters/Pairings: Ianto Jones, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper
Warnings: Acid +5? Nah, to be serious for a second it's set after the end of S1 and before S2.

Recced because: This is an hilarious examination of some of the nitty gritty of Torchwood; where do all the bodies go? While the Doctor usually deals with the aftermath of his adventures by moving on, Team Torchwood rely on Ianto Jones to clean up after them in every way. Spastasmagoria gives us a slightly more frightening Ianto than many ficcers do and I love the combination of efficiencies in all of his duties. Add a great Owen voice and you have a really fun TW fic!
[identity profile] misswinterhill.livejournal.com
Story: Hearth and Home
Author: Aeshna
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1570
Author's Summary:"Typical!" Jack called after her, scrunching the flimsy bag into a small blue ball. "You only love me for my fish!" A night at home with Jack and Myfanwy.
Characters/Pairings: Jack, Myfanwy (the Torchwood Three pteranodon)
Warnings: none.

Recced because: I'm going to rec some Torchwood and Jack fics for the next few days. This is a fabulous slice of Torchwood reminiscences both good and bad. Aeshna avoids the temptation to make Torchwood a sort of waiting cell for Jack to spring out of and suddenly become an all new man in "Everything Changes"; I believe in this Jack, and in his colourful past in Cardiff. There's a sense of Jack's playfulness in both the present and in his memories and a beautiful kinship with his own pet pteranodon.

(I must admit to being curious about Jack's past with Torchwood, because it sounds like he did it all with style.)
[identity profile] misswinterhill.livejournal.com
Story:Surprise!
Author:vvj5
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 766
Author's Summary: Seven and Benny are alone in the dark and in trouble. Business as usual, dear diary, except for one small detail.
Characters/Pairings: Benny, 7th Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: In their author info, vvj5 says that Seven is their Doctor. Seven is my Doctor too, and I like this little fic for its serious silliness, the friendship between Benny and Seven, the yeti and the ending. Bonus points if you remember that Benny's middle name is surprise! I'd like to add a bonus rec in here for vvj5's series about the hidden corners of the Tardis, which can be found here!
[identity profile] misswinterhill.livejournal.com
Hi there, I'm Miss Winterhill (Winterhill on Teaspoon) and I'm helping with the recs this week. I'll be reccing some Torchwood and some Seventh Doctor era stuff across the week. I thought I'd start with something a little strange and more than a little sexy from the Torchwood section!

Story: Stranded

Author: ceefax_the_sane

Rating: Adult

Word Count: 9051

Author's Summary: AU. It's Ianto's first time. For a threesome with Jack and an alien, that is.

Characters/Pairings: Ianto Jones/Jack Harkness/OC Alien

Warnings:Explicit Sex

Recced because: ceefax_the_sane writes the most brilliantly imagined AUs, pulling us sharply away from the everyday. Jack and Ianto are stranded on an alien planet in this fic and ceefax_the_sane shows us that just because you're out of your space and time doesn't mean that you can forsake the world of work, office romances, learning the language, sex (quite a bit of sex, the explicit sex warning isn't just there for kicks!) and going out to the pub to celebrate little milestones.

Jack is in his element in this fic; all-knowing, sexy and adaptable. ceefax_the_sane has created a gorgeous OC in Ianto's tentacled co-worker Nir, a shy Sulamid with a crush on the exotically human Ianto; an OC who lives in a world that I found had a surprising sense of verisimilitude (surprising given that I've never actually seen an alien planet...) Give it a go! You might like it.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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