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Torchwood Squee Week!

So, last month we had Doctor Who... and this month, we are bringing you squee on its most marvellous spin-off, TORCHWOOD!


Now, many of the pics are only thumbnails, but they are all clickable to see the bigger version.

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Now, for those of you not in the know (there can't be many), Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who, and features the character Captain Jack Harkness, who was introduced in Series One of the new Dr. Who, when Nine and Rose went back to WWII England.

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He also spent a fair bit of timey-wimey with Ten, and, as becomes apparent very quickly, he's an Intergalactic Man Whore. Jack flirts with everyone and everything; that's just who he is:

Anyway, Torchwood itself is special place; a group of people who look into and solve issues to do with aliens and other worlds, especially anything that gets through the Rift in time and space that exists over the city of Cardiff, where they are based.

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Here are ten ways to know you're at Torchwood:

And as for the kisses - as the last video shows, everyone makes out. Jack, along with the flirting, is king of the kisses too. Here are some of his best ones from Dr. Who and the early days of Torchwood:

And in case you don't get the whole Jack thing, here's one more video to get you on board:

My job today was really to offer you some prompts for creating things in the Torchwood fandom, so now I've outlined a few basics, how about some ideas to kick things off!

Image makers, please feel free to use any of the above pics (thumbs are all clickable to larger versions in my Photobucket account), or try some of the ones below, for making icons, walls or banners of any kind.

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Or go ahead and find your own pics if you'd rather – it's all fine, and we want all of it! (not that we're greedy). I must admit to being a bit swayed by the Jack/Ianto... but I'll be giving you some more pretties later in the week, so if you want to wait for those pics, that's great too.

Now, for words... Everyone knows Jack and Ianto 'dabble'. Maybe some of these will get the Jack/Ianto shippers going:

- "He always cheats."
- "If you're interested, I've still got that stopwatch."
- "Hi there."
- "Innovative, bordering on the Avant Garde."
- "I like the suit."

And if you prefer some other pairings or characters, feel free to put a spin on those classic phrases from the show, or perhaps use something else altogether. Here's a few random ideas:

- Tosh gets cornered by a weevil in one of the Hub corridors. Owen arrives just in time to...
- Gwen decides not to marry Rhys; Jack tells her...
- Jack and Gwen seem to be getting closer and closer now Tosh and Owen are gone. Ianto feels...
- The doctor (whichever one you like) visits the Hub and seems to be spending more time with Ianto than Jack likes...
- Adam is back. No one remembers him, but this time Tosh wants to...
- Jack and Ianto's date that we never saw
- Jack and Gwen and the hookup they had but don't talk about
- Jack and Gwen travel off planet (timey-wimey optional) to save Rhys. Or Ianto. Or ... (fill in a name) from the aliens that kidnapped them.
- Owen and Tosh's date that never happened
- Jack a thousand years from now
- Jack returns to say goodbye to a very elderly Gwen
- Jack finally dies- how? His last thoughts?
- Crossovers: Jack/Castiel or... Sherlock interviews Ianto for the job of his #2 or... the whole Torchwood team on the Enterprise...

Your mission is to write a drabble, a 500 word fic, or something bigger if you've time! Along with our image creators, have these ready to post or link in a comment in the last post of the Torchwood Squee week, which will be on 28 February. Get ready, and go!

Any questions? Feel free to ask. Want to tell us about your Torchwood experience/s? Comment away!

And thtwzjustadream has made some fabulous banners and icons for us to grab, so feel free to pop over here to check them out and D/L any you like. Just credit Dreamy and you're good to go. ;-)

Come back tomorrow when we'll have more Torchwood for you to join in with!


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 22nd, 2014 07:19 am (UTC)
Oh, Torchwood - so many things about it I love; the really awesome writing, the dark undertones and then the abject silliness sometimes. Plus Janto. And Jack/Gwen *not* happening 'cause that'd be too obvious. Owen being a cold jerk until he's dead... and the heartbreaking epis where he's dead but not gone. And Tosh - poor, brilliant, longing Tosh.

And then there's Captain Jack, who would be reason enough to love it. Right?

Looking forward to squeeing about it! And very much looking forward to everyone's take. I only found it last year, and can't imagine what it was like watching it week by week....

I'll try to write some fic in honor of the squee. Meantime, I'll pimp my Torchwood fics to date.

Edited at 2014-02-22 07:25 am (UTC)
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:02 am (UTC)
Watching it week by week was fun, but I don't really think it matters unless you're following fandom and talking with others about it! I'm so glad you enjoyed it though!

Your list is fabulous and I'm going to have to make a reading date to catch up on all of it! ;-)
Feb. 22nd, 2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
I have a love/hate relationship with Torchwood. In that I loved the first season and everything after that not so much. It got too dark and too... I dunno. It became hard to watch. And then with how it ended it's BBC run (not going to say because spoilers) I was done. I watched all of it's BBC run and have not watched the season that was made in the US because I simply have no desire to see it.

It had so much promise when it started (to me) and Jack as always is EPIC. Love him SO much ... but in the end, I didn't know him anymore. :(

But I will say this... The episode, Captain Jack Harkness Is one of the most amazing hours of TV I've seen. It is, to me, hands down the single best episode of TW ever. And it is the one I watch over and over and over and over because OMG it is so amazingly good.
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, a lot of people say that! I think Americans especially have a different expectation from TV than I do though, so I could never be disappointed on the whole. I was upset about Ianto, but it made some kind of sense and wasn't just a pointless thing - I think British (main) characters have always been killed off from time to time (unlike most American shows where it's relatively new to do it), though they did go a bit overboard with this show even to me, and maybe that's why it's more acceptable/expected for people like me who have been around forever (yes, I'm old!) to see that kind of thing.

I never did feel like I didn't know Jack any more, in all honesty, as he still felt like the same guy to me, even in the US season, which I had quite low expectations for - as most non-American things somehow lose the plot when the American producers get hold of them - but aspects of it pleased me - like them not taking the easy route with Jack's sexuality; they actually allowed him gay scenes, and more importantly another male lover that he clearly cared very deeply for, even when he was old and dying, which really managed to redeem any weaknesses I felt much of it had.

But yes, I get your frustrations with it, as really there was so much more they could have done! Overall though, even just holding on to those episodes (Capt Jack x 2!) that you love, you have to say is something special! ;-)
Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
First episode I ever saw was the ep with James Marsters and the famous fight/kiss in the bar scene.

I was instantly hooked.

I want more Jack...like now.
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. That was compelling TV, wasn't it?

I could always go for more Jack myself! ;-)
Feb. 22nd, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Just all the Janto Feels


-hugs her babies-
Feb. 23rd, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Children of Earth never happened. It was just a really bad dream.
Feb. 23rd, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
They forgot the scene where they realized Ianto was immortal and he woke up XD
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
That's what fanfic is for! ;-)
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:13 am (UTC)
*hugs* It was rough for all of us, I think!
Feb. 22nd, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
Love them, love Jack/Ianto and all the possibilities of Captain Jack/Captain John! I agree that it got painfully dark as it progressed but still great TV.
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
Absolutely agree with you there! ;-)
Feb. 23rd, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)
I loved the first season, but then things kinda went down hill for me, especially when they killed off Owen and Tosh. I really didn't care for TPTB shoving Jack/Gwen in our faces all the time when Jack had Ianto.

The idea of the pterodactyl being used as a guard/watch dog amuses me to no end.
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was disappointed about them killing off so many great characters too, and Gwen had Rhys, so she and Jack could never be, especially when Ianto and Jack were so great together.

Love the pterodactyl too! ;-)
Feb. 23rd, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
I really, really want to know how someone cheats at naked hide and seek.

I might have some Torchwood stuff in my WIPs folder. I'll have to look.
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
I have some ideas, but it would be nice to have seen theirs! ;-)

Go look - we still need fic!
Feb. 26th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Feb. 28th, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
Absolutely! ;-)
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