[identity profile] janto-x-naomily.livejournal.com
Title: Metal Tears for the Tin Man
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rina_angyl 
Genre:
Angst, Fluff-ish, Doctor Who Crossover
Rating:
NC-17
Summary:
When Captain Jack Harkness can no longer deal with the pain of his universe, the Doctor finds a way to give him another one and a new start.
Status:
WiP (but it's been written totally, just hasn't been posted up yet)
Length:
13 Chapters (out of 27)
Warnings:
Canon character death, non-graphic violence, suicide (only Jack), Jack Harkness/Jake Simmonds, Tom Milligan/Martha Jones, Rose Tyler/John 'Doc' Smith, Ianto Jones/Jake Simmonds (past)
Comment or Excerpt from fic:
This is a story that kinda makes CoE worth it :/, and that's hard for me to say because I'm a denier of CoE. This isn't a CoE fix-it, but it's as close as possible to one. This is really good, I'm totally hooked, I'm always anxiously awaiting updates :D

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| Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | ...

I'm a first-time reccer, so hopefully I got everything right XD
Kynan
[identity profile] baka-sensei.livejournal.com
In honor of the snazzy new format and my self-appointed mission to start posting more recs, I wanted to give you my recently discovered new favorite. (Note to the admins- for some reason, when I attempted to get to the masterlist, the google.docs didn't want to let me in! Perhaps because I was logged into my personal gmail account? I dunno! So if this has been recced before, please let me know and I will happily get rid of the redundancy.)

Title: Mutual Service 'Verse
Author: [livejournal.com profile] phaetonschariot 
Genre: AU, Angst, Romance
Rating: PG-13
Summary: When some misplaced technology triggers a custom-coded lockdown, Torchwood quickly realises the quickest way to open up the Hub again is to get the program's creator to shut it off. The only problem is that Ianto Jones is dead.
Status: Each story is complete, but the series is ongoing.
Length: 4 separate stories in 6 parts
Warnings: Death... emo-ness? Boy kissing and hints towards sexual themes.
Comment or Excerpt from fic:
This fic is absolutely BRILLIANT. It is very well written, and [livejournal.com profile] phaetonschariot packs an emotional punch without becoming melodramatic. The premise for this fic centers around the glove and a "what-if Ianto had actually acted on his suicidal/depressed feelings" and is incredibly well-done; not something I'd ever thought of before. Everyone is fabulously in character- Ianto is the sad, stoic Ianto we saw from series 1, underestimated and unappreciated but resilient, Jack is the guilt-riddled immortal who feels both responsible for and flabbergasted by the people under his command- and the writing style is simple but fraught with implicit emotion and illumination of the characters. Morbidly funny, it takes They Keep Killing Suzie and turns it into a story I would have liked just as much, if not more (which is saying something, since TKKS is definitely in my top 3 Torchwood episodes). I can't say enough good things about this series; it completely floored me, intrigued me, and left me begging for more!

As the author writes, the title is taken from the suicide note of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or 'broken heart,' is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one."

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OUCH!

Jan. 18th, 2009 09:06 pm
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com

Title: Repair In Route 
Author: Otrame
Genre: Angst, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Rating: NC-17
Other/Implied Pairings: Owen/Tosh, Jack/Doctor (kind of one-sided), Martha/Doctor (also a tad one-sided), Master/Jack (noncon)
Summary: The Year-That-Never-Was left open wounds. Healing them would take time. But of course, they had time
Status: WIP
Length: Multipart
Word Count: Ongoing
Warnings: non-con, character death, suicide, mental illness, torture
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Many, many people comment on the lack of focus Torchwood hason Jack's recovery from what was probably a not-too-pleasant experience, not to mention repairing his relationship with the Doctor, who was outright mean to Jack for the first two episodes of the Master arc. Most of these people focus on his recovery in the context of Torchwood Season Two, in codas for KKBB, Meat, and Exit Wounds. But Otrame takes a different spin- after all, the TARDIS is a time travel machine. Martha, Jack, and the Doctor could have taken a trip or two in between the Master's death and Jack choosing the return to his team in Cardiff. This explores how the four of them (Martha, Jack, the Doctor, and the TARDIS) would heal in this situation. Combined with some frankly brilliant theories about what, exactly, the Time Agency did this is something I'd highly recommend for anyone who is a fan of dark fics. One word of caution- although she updates fairly regularly, this is a WIP, and they are all still very broken, although Jack does seem to have the worst of it right now.

Memories are just stray neuro-chemical pulses in the matrix of my brain, and if a Time Lord can’t control a few stray neuro-chemical pulses in his own brain… But of course I can. I can allow a few to remain. Just enough so I know what happened. Put the rest in deep storage, only called up when absolutely necessary. And I refuse to believe that there will ever be a time I need to remember

Jack, sitting in an enormous puddle of blood holding a corpse in his arms. The blood has clotted, the serum separated and spread out from the original stain on the floor. The thinner places have already dried; the corpse is ice cold. Jack’s eyes are dead.

….

You start here. The universe is this way. Reset all variables to current conditions. The past is not a real thing. You are alive, in a healthy body. Your TARDIS is healing. You can go on from here.
[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: Have You Come For Confession?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] butterflycell
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Dark
Rating: R
Other/Implied Pairings: N/A
Summary: Sometimes there's no where else to turn...
Status: COMPLETE
Length: One-shot
Word Count: ~ 2,774
Warnings: Dark, Self-harm, Suicide, Drugs
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Oh this is one of the most emotional fics I've recently read! As much as I like happy fluff, I DO have a thing for emoing OTPs and favorite characters and both Jack and Ianto do it SO well! This is a painfully heartbreaking fic with a broken!Ianto at the verge of ending it all. Make note that this fic deals with DARK themes, so BEAR THE WARNINGS IN MIND!

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The candles flickered, casting twitching shadows across the... walls and... stained glass windows. The pews were... facing a... altar on a dais. The sun was... casting a bloody glow through the ornate glass behind it, the colours blending... and painting the sole occupant of the room. All was silent, except for the soft clicking of beads knocking together as a rosary was clasped between desperate, lonely hands. The door opened and creaked, making the man sitting... tense and snatch the beads up.

“Have you come for confession, son?” An old, kindly voice asked...

“No... just came to get my head together.” The man answered... avoiding the father’s eyes... he strode... to the door at the back. He paused for a moment and glanced at the... shelving filled with tea-lights. After a moment’s thought, he picked up a fresh one and lit it, placing it carefully on the... row before slipping out of the room.


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[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
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Title: Everything That Raises Must Converge SERIES
Author: [livejournal.com profile] teachwriteslash (unless otherwise stated)
Genre: AU, Angst, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Humor, Smut, Slight Angst, Dark
Rating: G / PG / PG-13 / R / NC-17
Other/Implied Pairings: implied Owen/Suzie, Rhys/Gwen, implied past: Jack/Estelle, Ianto/OCs, Jack/Rose, Jack/OCs, Ten/Jack (one-sided), Doctor/Rose (one-sided), OC/OC,
Status: Work In Progress
Length: One-shots & Multi-chaptered Series
Comment or Excerpt from fic: This is one of the most gorgeously written Janto fic series I've ever read... AM reading (since it's a WIP at the moment)! Starting off pre-series, it's got mystery and it's so intriguing and it's roped me in hook, line, and sinker!! There's an underlying plot that has been introduced, but hasn't yet been expanded on (yet) and it looks bigger than anything we could imagine as of yet... *twitches in excitement* And the characterization is just... GUH!! For now, this fic accentuates the relationship between Jack and Ianto, and it's wonderfully crafted... I can hardly wait for the rest!! ^^

The stories are posted in chronological order and are written by Teach with Andi ([livejournal.com profile] andromeda05) foraying into this world every once in a while!
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Title: Post-It Notes and Tears
Author: [livejournal.com profile] andromeda05
Genre: AU, Angst, Dark, Horror, slight Dark Humor, Hurt w/o Comfort
Rating: R
Other/Implied Pairings: brief implied OMC/OMC
Summary: It was his legacy, and he had to keep it going, he had to do all that he could to keep it going, even if he wanted to collapse to the ground sobbing at the thought of all his friends and family dead.
Status: COMPLETE
Length: One-shot, sort-of prequel to "Want, Need, and Things in Between"
Word Count: ~ 1,063
Warnings: multiple Characters deaths, Horror, Suicide, Violence
Comment or Excerpt from fic: DAMN! And I just read "Learning to Ask," too! Wonderful prequel done by [livejournal.com profile] andromeda05. The hurt so painful and raw and DAMN, it HURTS!!! *sniffles*

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Title: Want, Need, and Things In Between
Rating: NC-17
Summary: A year before the Battle of Canary Wharf, Captain Jack Harkness meets Torchwood One Chief Archivist Ianto Jones and falls hard for enigmatic younger man.
Word Count: ~30,278 / 10 Epilogue 3 ficlets/interludes TOTAL
Warnings: Doctor Who through S2

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Title: Learning to Ask
Rating: R
Summary: Several months into their relationship, Jack and Ianto are setting boundaries.
Word Count: ~6,504 / Interlude I
Warnings: Slight for Dr Who through Series 2

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Title: The Life You Save May Be Your Own
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Amid heartbreak and tragedy for the Jones family, Jack learns a secret about Nerys even as he becomes determined to extricate his lover from Torchwood One.
Length: Multi-chapter, part 2 of "ETRMC" series /
Word Count: TBC / 19 prologue & epilogue 2 interludes TOTAL
Warnings: Doctor Who through Series 2; some allusions to Torchwood s1 & s2

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Title: How High a Cost
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Torchwood One falls. Will Jack lose his lover?
Word Count: TBC / 20 TOTAL
Warnings: The Battle of Canary Wharf; Doctor Who through Series 2; Pre-Torchwood Season 1, but some allusions to Seasons 1 & 2, Violence, Dark, Character Death

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[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: The Monster Among Them
Author: [livejournal.com profile] adelle79
Genre: Angst, Horror, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Smut, Romance
Rating: R/NC-17
Other/Implied Pairings: GwenxRhys
Summary: Ianto begins to remember killing several girls. Will the Torchwood team lose another agent to madness?
Status: COMPLETE
Length: Multi-chapter / 6 TOTAL
Word Count: 21,103
Warnings: Between “Something Borrowed” and “Fragments” (spoilers through “Fragments”), Doctor Who's “Last of the Time Lords”, BDSM, Violence, Torture (mental), Suicidal thoughts, DARK, Deaths
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Oh JEEZ! Just how is it that I tend to always find all the dark fics... U____U Kinda ironic with me being a romantic and loving happy endings, no matter how impossible they may be at times... *LOL*

Anyway, this is a wonderfully dark fic extended from 2x05 "Adam" and based on the idea of Ianto remembering his RetConned memories of killing those girls...

WORD OF CAUTION... DO read the warnings because it is a VERY DARK fic...

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EXCERPT:

It had been a week since the nightmares had begun.

A week of far too little sleep, and what little sleep he did get could not be called restful.

A week of suppressed rage.

A week of fear.

A week of seeing a killer in the mirror.

He’d tried to convince himself that the nightmares were just night terrors brought on by a stressful, and occasionally horrific, job.

...

But they were far too real.


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R/C: Chapter links at the bottom; link to "Chapter 1" can be acquired either by clicking on the title at the top or the link at the bottom *points below*...

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6
[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
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Title: The Oncoming Storm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] d8rkmessngr
Genre: AU, Crossover, Angst, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Smut, Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Dark
Rating: NC-17
Other/Implied Pairings: Jack/OMCs, Doctor/Jack, Jack/Suzie (brief), Jack/Estelle (past), Jack/?, Ianto/Lisa
Summary: He left Jack on the game station. Abandoned. But then…he came back…different.
Status: Work In Progress
Length: Multi-chapter / ?? TOTAL
Word Count: TBC
Warnings: Doctor Who 'verse into Torchwood, Doctor Who seasons 1-3, Torchwood season 1, Dark, Violence, Non-Con, Abuse, Suicidal-themes, Torture, minor Character(s) death, Het.
Comment or Excerpt from fic: WOW! This fic is just WOW! Having not watched even an episode of Doctor Who (though I'm, more or less, aware of the events), I can tell that this is a very, very dark take on what-has-been and how-it-could-have-gone...

I don't recommend this for the faint of heart, because sometimes... most of the time, it just gets very...

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EXCERPT:

'I bring life.'..

It was with a gasp, Jack Harkness returned to life, to awareness. He staggered to his feet, shaking fists up already because his last memory was…

Gone...

Jack could hear its hum, like a beacon. He was about to call out to the doctor and froze at the end of the hallway. Stunned, Jack watched the TARDIS fade until the last sight he saw was its blue police siren light twirling, twirling until even that was gone.

"Doctor…"


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R/C: Chapter links at the bottom; link to the "Prologue & Chapter 1" can be acquired either by clicking on the title at the top or at the bottom...

Prologue & Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16a | Chapter 16b | Chapter 17a | Chapter 17b | Chapter 18 ACT I | Chapter 18 ACT II | Chapter 18 ACT III | Chapter 18 ACT IV | Chapter 19 ACT I | Chapter 19 ACT II & III | Chapter 19 ACT IV | Chapter 19 ACT V | Chapter 20 ACT I & II | Chapter 20 ACT III | Chapter 20 ACT IV & V | Chapter 21 ACT I | Chapter 21 ACT II & III | Chapter 21 ACT IV & V | Chapter 22 ACT I | Chapter 22 ACT II | Chapter 22 ACT III | Chapter 22 ACT IV | Chapter 23 ACT I & II | Chapter 23 ACT III, IV, & V | Chapter 23 ACT VI | Chapter 24 ACT I | Chapter 24 ACT II | Chapter 24 ACT III & IV | Chapter 24 ACT V | Chapter 25 ACT I | Chapter 25 ACT II | Chapter 25 ACT III & IV | Chapter 25 ACT V | Chapter 26 ACT I | Chapter 26 ACT II & III | Chapter 26 ACT IV & V | Chapter 27 ACT I | Chapter 27 ACT II | Chapter 27 ACT III | Chapter 28 ACT I | Chapter 28 ACT II | Chapter 28 ACT III | Chapter 28 ACT IV | Chapter 29 ACT I | Chapter 29 ACT II | Chapter 29 ACT III & IV | Chapter 29 ACT V | Chapter 29 ACT VI | Chapter 29 ACT VII | Chapter 30 ACT I | Chapter 30 ACT II | Chapter 30 ACT III | Chapter 30 ACT IV | Chapter 31 ACT I | Chapter 31 ACT II | Chapter 31 ACT III | Chapter 31 ACT IV | Chapter 31 ACT V | Chapter 32 ACT I | Chapter 32 ACT II | Chapter 32 ACT III | Chapter 33 ACT I | Chapter 33 ACT II | Chapter 33 ACT III | Chapter 33 ACT IV | Chapter 33 ACT V | Chapter 34 ACT I.I | Chapter 34 ACT I.II | Chapter 34 ACT II | Chapter 34 ACT III | Chapter 34 ACT IV | Chapter 34 ACT V | Chapter 34 ACT VI | Chapter 34 ACT VII | Chapter 34 ACT VIII | ...

[identity profile] xbeax.livejournal.com
Title: PTSD: Post Torchwood Stress Disorder
Author: [profile] smallwaldo
Genre: General, Romance, Angst
Rating: R
Summary: It's been two and a half years since Canary Wharf. It's been a year since Lisa. And Jack is just now realizing what the real toll has all been on Ianto and the other survivors of Torchwood One. Now he needs to fix a big thing done badly before anyone else dies.
Status: Complete
Length: 7 Chapters, ~22283
Warnings: suicide themes
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Wow, this fic really impressed me, especially because it's a plot/theme which hasn't been written a lot in this fandom and I'm so glad someone finally did write a good, in character fic about the survivors of Canary Wharf and how they coped with the tragedy, especially Ianto. Loved the Original Characters and how they're all so close with each other, sort of like a family. I also love how Ianto wants to be strong for everyone but breaks down and how Jack is so worried about him and wants to be there for him. *sniff* This has got to be one of my favorite fics ever...
The link takes you to part 6, which has all the previous parts linked except part 7 which is the entry following that one.
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[identity profile] cadrina.livejournal.com
Title: One day
Author:[profile] clarity_lore 
Genre:AU
Rating:NC17
Summary:Suzie shooting herself in the head, now that seemed like bad luck, but to have his receptionist trying to leap to his death just four months later looked liked carelessness..."
Status: Complete
Length: 16,453 words
Warnings: mention of Ianto/Lisa Suicide, character death

Comment or Excerpt from fic: Magnificent story were you get to see a broken Ianto and a Jack that tries to fix him (the story is much better than i can put to words)
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[identity profile] xbeax.livejournal.com
Title: Complication
Author: [personal profile] tanarian
Genre: Oneshot/Dark Humor?/Angst/Ianto-centric
Rating: PG
Summary: Jack's gone and Ianto's decision to finish it has unforeseen complications.
Status: Oneshot, around 3,400 words
Length: Short/Oneshot
Comment or Excerpt from fic: I don't really know how to explain why, but I really loved this oneshot eventhough I felt sorry for Ianto. :( But then it gets funny towards the ending, I think, especially Ianto's reaction on seeing Jack back and worried. :P


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