[identity profile] metalgabu.livejournal.com
Title: The Bightest Heaven
Author: Veronicaluv
Genre: Romance
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jack has dinner with an old friend...
Status: Complete - Oneshot
Length: 4,400 words
Warnings: Jack/OFC (past)
Comment or Excerpt from fic:

She was beautiful... )


If there are any problems with this rec, please tell me and it will be changed :)

[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Night Monsters
Author: [livejournal.com profile] qthelights
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Public drunken sex
Genre: Smut, PWP
Summary: The night isn't only for monsters. Shameless pwp.
Commentary: This fic is wonderful. It's convincing, it's humor-tinted, it's hot. It's a showcase of a Jack and Ianto who are very much comfortable with each other. It's a stolen moment between two men who don't get such things often enough. And... why are you still here?
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: 10 Songs Ianto Jones Never Wants To Hear Again
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pinkfairy727
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Don't run with scissors.
Genre: Fluff, humor, romance
Summary: Check tin label.
Commentary: This fic is adorable. I want to hug it and smoosh it and call it George. On a slightly more serious note, this is a fic that takes an idea that can easily end in something trite and adds depth to it. Some of these songs he avoids out of embarassment, other because of the paiful memories they remind him of; other, are merely annoying in and of themselves. My favorite is number seven, but each of these songs has something to offer.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Love the Coat
Author: [livejournal.com profile] erin_giles
Genre: Angst, romance, angst
Rating: PG
Warnings: character death, not graphic, but not temporary either
Summary: Five drabbles that depict five times Ianto Jones slept with Jack Harkness' coat. Mostly angsty.
Commentary: I first clicked on this fic after reading the title, which was something of a mistake on my part. If you only read the title, you see, you expect crack of the fluffy variety, but instead, you might end up crying only a little at the end.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Protective Aggression
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emily_sheppard
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Smut, Character Study, Introspection
Warnings: Violent sex, elements of D/s
Status: Complete
Length: One-shot
Summary: A soldier never comes out of a war unscathed and Jack's trained Ianto to be one almost to perfection.
Commentary: This fic hits pretty much all of my fic kinks: it touches on Ianto's ruthless side, on his loyalty, and on how much Torchwood can take from a person- without killing them. Told from Jack's perspective, this story is more than a bit on the dark side, and ends on a slightly uncomfortable note, with the feeling the however much they lean on each other, something could pull the rug out from under them at any moment.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Ianto's Diary
Author: [livejournal.com profile] szm
Rating: PG-15
Genre: Angst, Character Study
Status: Complete
Length: One-shot
Warnings: Character death, post-CoE
Spoilers: Through CoE
Summary: Jack finds and continues with Ianto's diary.
Commentary: This is one of the first post-CoE stories I read, and among the first to be written. It's angry, and greiving- and, as it's written from Jack's perspective, it rings completely true.
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[identity profile] pinkfairy727.livejournal.com
Title: All That We See
Author: [livejournal.com profile] erin_giles
Genre: Angst, Dream fic,
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes a dream is just a dream
Status: Oneshot
Length: ~2,600
Warnings: Jack/OFC, post COE, (
Comment or Excerpt from fic: In the interests of full disclosure, yes I did beta this fic but I would have reccomened this fic had I come across it any other way.

This beautiful story is about Jack dreaming of all the people he lost during Series 2 and 3 of Torchwood. [livejournal.com profile] erin_giles' character voices are spot on and I could see all of this as I read it. The first time I read this fic I started crying about half-way through and by the time I got to the end I could barely see what I was reading.

This fic broke my heart, and breaks it again every time I re-read it, but it was bloody worth it.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: To Do List
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nancybrown
Rating: PG
Warnings: It would be in your keyboard's best interests to not be eating or drinking while reading this fic.
Status: Complete
Length: ~1000 words
Summary: "To Do: (slang) 1. n. time management list for organisational purposes. 2. n. a commotion, fuss, or quarrel."
Commentary: Well, who doesn't want to watch Lois and Ianto interact? And by interact, of course, I mean manage the management of Torchwood... once they stop fighting over whose turf is where. Fluffy, cracky, and just generally feel-good, this fic is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Waking Dreams
Author: [profile] antelope_writes
Genre: PWP, established relationship
Rating: NC-17
Status: Complete
Length: ~3500 words
Warnings: None
Commentary: Sometimes... you just need some affectionate, playful porn. Something both comforting and hot. Something to make you melt. This does that, and does it very well indeed.
Exceprt: Early morning wake-up call, Mr. Jones )
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Questions
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kinkerbelle13
Genre: Angst, relationship, romance, AU
Rating: PG-13
Status: Complete
Length: ~2600
Warnings: Canon character death
Summary: Basically, Jack and Owen have a conversation.
Commentary: Don't let the summary fool you; this fic continues long after the conversation between Owen and Jack is over, both chronologically and narratively. It's starts with one question Owen asks, and it takes a while for Jack to find an answer to it. In the meantime, Torchwood marches on, the world nearly ends a few times, and through it all, Jack wonders.
Exerpt:A conversation... )
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: World Enough, and Time
Author: [livejournal.com profile] soraismus
Genre: angst, romance, mystery
Rating: PG
Length: ~2,400
Status: Complete
Warnings: Character death of the only sort of temporary kind.
Summary: A man gets so many chances.
Commentary: If you take a look at the tags, you'll notice that we at [community profile] janto_recshave this thing about giving Ianto more time. We make him immortal. We make him a timelord. We have him die of old age, or at least in his thirties. World Enough, and Time is a sweet little piece that plays with the idea of Ianto returning again and again. As [personal profile] taffimaisaid in the comments, "For a story that had Ianto die about fifteen times, this is really adorable."
Excerpt: Jack's died ten thousand times; he's only lived once. As far as he knows, as far as he's ever experienced, only one of those things makes him different from every other human.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Something New
Author: [livejournal.com profile] unfeathered 
Genre: PWP, Kink
Rating: NC-17
Summary: "Don't move. Don't open your eyes." Written for the prompts: Gun-play, object insertion, D/s.
Status: Complete
Length: 1,949 words
Warnings: Gunplay, D/s, really, really kinky
Comment: This is shameless PWP, as much about fun and affection between the two men as it is about the level of trust playing with these kinks like this necessitates. On a more personal note, I've always liked the idea of Dom!Ianto, and who doesn't like Jack's gun?
[identity profile] sublunaerie.livejournal.com
Title: The Face of God (or, Ianto Hears a Who)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alex51324
Genre: Humor/Genfic
Rating: G
Summary: "An entire intelligent civilization in a jam jar--It appears to be perfectly safe in there."
Status: Oneshot
Length: Oneshot
Warnings:
Mildest of mild spoilers for BBC site extras for "A Day in the Death"
Comment or Excerpt from fic: This is a deceptively fluffy little fic.  The premise is light and frothy, and perhaps more in keeping with the spirit of DW than Torchwood, but Ianto's concern and dedication are spot on for his character.  Overall, a charming, uplifting oneshot with a surprisingly well-developed alien world.  Based on a blink-and-you'll-miss-it line in one of the entries on the official site as backup for "A Day in the Death."
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com

Title: Cycle
Author: [profile] misswinterhill 
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Fluff
Rating: T
Summary: Jack did stupid things, crazy things, extravagant things, but this topped almost all of them. An apology present. This is set post OOT and up to the morning after KKBB. Minor mention of Adrift.
Status: Complete
Length: 3800 words
Warnings: None
Comment or Excerpt from fic: This is the fic you might know as "The one with the motorcycle". Unashamedly cute, and with a happy ending, this is one stroy you can always count on to bring a smile to your face.

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[identity profile] dmarley.livejournal.com
Title: Five complaints that Ianto Jones has thought about registering concerning Torchwood (and one that he did)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] strangecreature
Genre: Five Things, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Rating: R
Summary: The author describes the story as "Crashing around behind the scenes for a wide swath of the first season."
Status: Complete
Length: 4400 words
Warnings: None
Comment or Excerpt from fic: I admit, I'm a huge sucker for the "Five Things" format. Bias aside, though, this is a really good sample of the genre, using the format as a frame and as inspiration, not as a crutch. The story begins during Ianto's first weeks at Torchwood Three and follows the progress of his relationships with the team--and Jack--up through the events of the first season. The "complaints" fit in nicely with Ianto's sense of humor--and sarcasm. It's a nicely well-written and subtle story.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com

Title: Flotsam and Jetsam
Author: [livejournal.com profile] adina_atl 
Genre:  angst, romance
Rating:  PG-13
Summary: Jack discovers that he can't just take up where he left off.
Status: Oneshot, Complete
Warnings: Flashbacks to torture
Comment:Jack has a fair bit of issues to work out after returning, something which we only got hints and glimmers of during series two. Plenty of extremely talented authors have gone about working this through against the backdrop of the earlier portion of the series, as well as working through the notion of that first date Jack and Ianto had. She does and wonder, lovely, haunting job of weaving them both through the first four episodes of Torchwood.

Snippet Under the Cut )
[identity profile] radgie.livejournal.com

Title: Anodyne
Author:  os4a2no9
Genre:  Closest to hurt/comfort, but that's not quite right
Rating:  NC-17
Summary: "Ianto’s numb, and he likes it that way"
Status: Complete, 2335 words
Warnings: Sex and heartbreak
Comment: Set post Cyberwoman and Countrcide, Ianto is trying to come to terms with losing his girlfriend *and* nearly being eaten by cannibals. This fic is one of the few that I have read that actually explores how horrific and traumatic this would be for Ianto and appreciates what anyone would have to do to stay sane. Really heartbreaking and genuine with some Jack and Ianto soapy shower fun thrown in there too. Best fic I have read this year so far [and believe me, I don't get out much].

"Time passed in Torchwood as time always did: noisily, messily, and with a great deal of shouting. He was numb to most of it."

http://fic-by-nos.livejournal.com/16289.html#cutid1

[Apologies for lack of pretty formatting]
[identity profile] fairyd123.livejournal.com
Title: Conversations with the Dead
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dune_drd
Genre: Angst, episode related
Rating: Slight PG for mentions of torture and death
Summary: Post The Sound of Drums fic set during the year that never was.
Status: complete
Length: 4297
Warnings: torture, death

Commentary: Very strong in character fic set during The Year That Never Was with a mentally unravelling Jack being kept company by a ghostly Ianto. I loved that the auhor keeps it suitably ambiguous as to whether Ianto is truly a ghost or simply a creation of Jack's psyche sent to comfort him and the time motif is cleverly used - at first Jack clings to the ticking clock as a means of marking time and staying sane, then it begins to be another means to torture him until finally he fears time itself.

Strong fic with a melancholy feel but a very sweet and satisfying resolution.
[identity profile] lexia4.livejournal.com
Title: The Day Was A Tuesday
Author: [livejournal.com profile] chester_kat
Genre: FutureFic
Rating: PG
Summary: Jack is forever and so is his love
Status: Complete
Length: One-shot
Warnings: DeathFic and slight Doctor Who spoiler
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Lovely but sad

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