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If They Could Do It All Again...

Originally posted by thepeachymonkey at If They Could Do It All Again...
When I think about Torchwood, I often wonder if RTD & co. would have done things differently, had they known how very wrong they were about how fans would react to characters and events in the series. Because while it was a great show, and gave us wonderful characters that continue to capture our hearts and inspire us, there's no denying that some bad choices were made.

So, knowing what they do now, if TPTB had a chance to go back in time and do the series again, do you think they would have made any changes?

* Knowing what a beloved character Ianto would become, would they have spent more time developing his character? Would he have gotten more stories? Would Jack have cherished their relationship more? Would he have been allowed to live?

* Similar questions could be asked for Owen and Tosh. Also, would a true relationship be allowed to grow between them? It could have been a beautiful thing!

* Would less focus be put on Gwen? Would an effort have been made to make her more likable? She was the only character who never truly experienced hurt, hardship or loss. She was stubborn, and didn't see beyond her own tunnel vision. Yet she was the supposed "heart of Torchwood". We were given no reason to root for her or like her, and no real evidence of her supposed "heart". Making the show all about her was a mistake.

* Would Jack have grown a spine and not given in to Gwen so often? Would he have stopped dividing his attentions between Gwen and Ianto, and instead put them exclusively on Ianto, where they belonged? (It seems Jack didn't truly see how much he loved Ianto until after his death.)

* Would Jack have given more thought and consideration to how his actions affect those around him? (Especially Ianto)

Fan reaction to these issues has been pretty strong. I know that I certainly have strong feelings about them!

So what do you think? If they knew then what they know now, do you think they would have made these changes? Changes that would have surely made for a more satisfying show.

Fic: Enterprise - The Maiden Voyage 2

Chapter 2 - Compromises has been posted to FF.Net.

Enjoy!

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Summary: After the events of "Cyberwoman" and "Countrycide", Ianto is left emotionally broken. Will Jack be able to put him back together?

Rating: M

Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness,Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper

Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Tosh

Warnings: Swearing, angst, suicide attempt, Gwen bashing

Spoilers: Cyberwoman, Countrycide

Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, I just like to play with them.


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Fic: Enterprise - The Maiden Voyage

I decided to post my Enterprise AU, titled Enterprise - The Maiden Voyage.

This is the story I started to write well before A Matter of Time, which has turned into a real Enterprise/Torchwood crossover.

This one is not a crossover. It's a purely Enterprise story, although a rather extreme AU, with no Klingons but countless OCs based on Torchwood characters, just for the fun of it. It has Jack as Captain Archer, Rhys as the ship's cook, Ianto as Quartermaster Daniels, Gwen Cooper as a Crewman Third Class, Martha Jones (under a different name) as the ship's alien exobiologist (coming later), Owen Harper as the ship's doctor (coming later), and Hoshi will have Toshiko's past... sort of.

As I mentioned, it is a rather extreme AU. I understand if it isn't your cup of tea. But if you like such things, well, come over to the Pit of Voles and take a look. The site currently seems to eat reviews, but they are e-mailed to me nonetheless. *hint, hint*

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Forgotten No More - Chapter 6: Open Eyes



Summary: After the events of "Cyberwoman" and "Countrycide", Ianto is left emotionally broken. Will Jack be able to put him back together?

Rating: M

Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness,Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper

Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Tosh

Warnings: Swearing, angst, suicide attempt, Gwen bashing

Spoilers: Cyberwoman, Countrycide

Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, I just like to play with them.


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Sleeping Dagons 05 going live

Title: The Old Terror
Author: Soledad
Fandom: Torchwood AU, with inevitable elements of Dr. Who.
Genre: Action-adventure, Friendship
Rating: General to Teens, for most parts.

Disclaimer: Dr. Who and Torchwood – settings and characters – belong to the BBC. I am just borrowing them. No copyright infringement intended and no money made.

Timeline: Torchwood Alternate Season 2.

Summary: The team of TW newbies goes to Scotland to help organising the Archives of TW House. However, there are worse things lurking in the Scottish highlands than just the Loch Ness monster.

Beta read by janiemc, thanks!

Chapter 01 - The Old Terror has been posted to FF.Net.
If you prefer to read the story on LJ, I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little longer. I can only start posting this one once I've finished posting "A Matter of Time".

Enjoy!

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Summary: After the events of "Cyberwoman" and "Countrycide", Ianto is left emotionally broken. Will Jack be able to put him back together?

Rating: M

Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness,Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper

Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Tosh

Warnings: Swearing, angst, suicide attempt, Gwen bashing

Spoilers: Cyberwoman, Countrycide

Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, I just like to play with them.

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Summary: After the events of "Cyberwoman" and "Countrycide", Ianto is left emotionally broken. Will Jack be able to put him back together?

Rating: M

Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness,Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper

Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Tosh

Warnings: Swearing, angst, suicide attempt, Gwen bashing

Spoilers: Cyberwoman, Countrycide

Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, I just like to play with them.


It had been just over two months since Ianto attempted to take his own life, and every day was a struggle for Jack to maintain optimism.

The pills Ianto had smuggled out of Torchwood One had been intended for Lisa. Much stronger than even hospital grade pain killers, fast acting and quickly metabolized. By the time Owen had gotten to him, it was too late to try and flush the drug out of Ianto's system.

These pills weren't intended to treat a simple headache or toothache. They were meant for only the most severe - often alien induced - kinds of pain, such as what one would experience after being partial converted into a cyberman, as Lisa had been. In less than an hour, it numbed the body, shut down brain activity, and caused a person to fall into a medically induced coma. It was only to be used in extreme cases, when the patient would have been in unspeakable agony if awake, and the effects typically only lasted about the week. Ianto, however, had taken nearly 1/3 of a bottle. Swallowing that many pills would be a bad idea for anyone. But the fact that Ianto had a slight build, hadn't eaten a proper meal in days, and was severely dehydrated meant that his body had turned against him. It pained Jack to think that Ianto just might get his death wish after all.

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Summary: After the events of "Cyberwoman" and "Countrycide", Ianto is left emotionally broken. Will Jack be able to put him back together?

Rating: M

Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness,Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper

Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Tosh

Warnings: Swearing, angst, suicide attempt, Gwen bashing

Spoilers: Cyberwoman, Countrycide

Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, I just like to play with them.


Jack leaned in, putting his ear to Ianto's face and listening for his breath. It was weak, but present. As he continued to hold the Welshman close, he tried his best to think clearly. With Ianto's life hanging in the balance, it would do no good to panic. So Jack gently lay Ianto back down as he slid off the couch, then crouched down to examine the nearly empty bottle of pills on the floor.

"Shit!" Jack hissed in a whispered panic as he read the label. A hospital wouldn't be able to save Ianto. Jack was going to have to call in the team.

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Summary: After the events of "Cyberwoman" and "Countrycide", Ianto is left emotionally broken. Will Jack be able to put him back together?

Rating: M

Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness,Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper

Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Owen/Tosh

Warnings: Swearing, angst, suicide attempt, Gwen bashing

Spoilers: Cyberwoman, Countrycide

Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, I just like to play with them.


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