jjpor: (All too true...)
Finished - at last! My entry for the [profile] dw_guestfest Whoniverse Minor Characters Ficathon! It turned out a bit longer than I was planning. I believe it is still, possibly, the 10th of April in some timezones...

Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Title: Focal Point
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 16,447
Prompt/Chosen character: Isobel Watkins from The Invasion. Sort of.
Notes/Warnings: A fairly strange idea for a fic that came to me when I was working on my other early-period UNIT fic and musing about UNIT dating etc. Once thought, though, I couldn't un-think it. I quote dialogue from the Who story The Invasion fairly liberally at some points, and also lyrics from the song Teddy Bears' Picnic, of all things. None of this belongs to me! With bloody violence, swearing, drug references, oodles of 1960s period misogyny and sexism and unpleasant stuff like that. Canon who characters bent wildly out of shape. OCs wandering into frame. You know, for the kids.
Summary: Isobel is in two minds about her involvement with the Doctor, Zoe and Jamie...

Link: At Teaspoon | At AO3
jjpor: (Who@50)
I almost missed this one as a result of basically not being very attentive when it came to checking on the comm, but I'm extremely glad it was brought to my attention, because it's great. :D

Title: Shenanigans
By: Anonymous
Recipient: JJPor
Rating: T
Character(s)/Ship(s): Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Canton Everett Delaware III, Jack Harkness
Summary: Canton wasn't expecting aliens when he walked into the bar.
Content Notes: None

Why you should check it out: As with the ones I recced the other night, it's really well written and ticks numerous of my fannish boxes. It's got Amy and Rory in New York post-Angels, doing far more than making the best of it and being quite adorable about it too. It's got a very well-drawn Captain Jack capturing something of the inner complexity going on behind the fa├žade he keeps up most of the time. It's got drunk!Canton. It's got a couple of cheeky in-passing crossover shout-outs. Good stuff all round, really. I've had an extremely good Eleventy Fest, all told. :)
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Eleven
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 33,914 (so far)
Author's Notes:
After a rather long hiatus, the next mind-boggling chapter! In which Gerald and Harriet continue their investigations around the ominously-named Devil's Cove, and meet yet another new character without actually coming any closer to solving the central mystery. It's like the WWI Twin Peaks!
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Ten
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 30,245 (so far)
Author's Notes: After something of a gap, the next part! In which Gerald and Harriet continue their investigations, Harriet is not impressed by Gerald's driving, Gerald continues to show some worrying opinions regarding the land where he lives and works, and the dynamic duo meet a new character or two who might have useful information...

And as ever, please give the hardworking Teaspoon mods time to validate!
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Nine
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 26,327 (so far)
Author's Notes: In which Gerald picks Lydia's brains for information on fishy deities, Bible quotes and the poetry of John Milton (Lydia knows all), Harriet demonstrates yet again that she is far from being just a pretty face, and we attempt to sort-of recreate a classic Who moment through the medium of sandwiches. Any errors in matters of the Welsh language or indeed mysterious "true life" tales of the sea are entirely down to my own over-reliance on Wikipedia and Google's translation tool. :)

And while you're waiting for the Teaspoon mods to validate - shocking evidence relating to this very case, only recently unearthed from the Torchwood Archives:

TOP SECRET/EYES ONLY )
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Eight
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 22,958 (so far)
Author's Notes: After a brief hiatus, the next gripping instalment! In which Gerald and Harriet react to their experience in the infirmary (and share a shippy moment), Lt Millington once again acts like a creepazoid and Lydia has to have a talk with Douglas. And yes, the sandwiches are sort of a fanw*nky thing...
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Seven
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 20,286 (to date)
Author's Notes: In which Gerald and Harriet finally meet the unfortunate survivor from that U-boat that fell foul of the "curse of the teaser" right back in Chapter 1. If you have a nodding acquaintance with a particular era of oldschool Who you'll already have guessed who the as-yet unseen alien threat might be (and the end of this part will only confirm your guess!); the thing with the scary pictures is taken from a related story from the same era. I do not, alas, speak German - the German-language dialogue here is all taken from Google's translation tool. I tried to double-check all of it, but some howlers may have crept through...
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Six
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (this is Torchwood, after all...)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 16,740 (to date)
Author's Notes: The next part, in which Harriet reflects on the war, Gerald uses an epithet directed at the French and we come a step closer to meeting the German survivor alluded to in previous parts. And yes, Lieutenant Millington, as you may guess from the name, his apparent misogyny and paranoia and general air of creepiness, is indeed the bloke out of Curse of Fenric, before he got older and got promotions.
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Five
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's Torchwood...!)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 13,521 (up to now)
Author's Notes: In which the team briefing continues, and is mercifully over by the end of the chapter. Again, possibly a tad too much "aww, my mostly-OC characters, it's been too long..." and less moving the story forward, but still. As far as I can make out, the idea of the Bermuda Triangle wasn't really invented until the 1950s, so Lydia is a bit vague about it here, and we know the Mary Celeste was down to either time-travelling Daleks or Sapphire & Steel so take your pick. As for Harriet's diehard support for the WW1 war effort, it's the main thing I take away from her minute or so of screen time - she certainly seemed very keen on Field Marshal Haig anyway.
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Four
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (the Torchwood way!)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 10,167 (to date)
Author's Notes: In which Lydia starts to lecture the troops. Quite a bit of character stuff here and Lydia's thoughts on her fellow Team Torchwood members (yes, yes, I know they're all de facto OCs...but I like 'em ;D), although I'll admit the plot doesn't advance much past the last chapter. My retelling here of the story of Room 40 and the RN's caginess when it came to actually using the intelligence it provided is basically true to the best of my knowledge.

And while you're waiting for the hard-pressed Teaspoon mods to validate, an illustration in similar vein to my earlier Sea Devils effort:

Lydia Lectures the Troops... )
jjpor: (G/H)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter 3
Rating: Teen
Characters: Gerald and Harriet and WW1 Torchwood: Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (it's Torchwood!)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 7549 (so far!)
Author's Notes: In which Gerald receives the lowdown from his boss in London, Colonel Enderby. Enderby is my OC, I'm afraid, although he and his boss, Control, are named in honour of characters from John Le Carre's George Smiley oeuvre. "Room 40", of course, was real. If you know which body of water the real Urquhart Castle overlooks, you may have an inkling of the sort of direction this story may be headed in.
Disclaimer: Torchwood and any of its associated copyrights definitely, definitely do not belong to me.

(Please, as ever, allow the busy Teaspoon mods time to validate!)
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter 2
Rating: Teen
Characters: Gerald and Harriet and the WW1-era Torchwood gang, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (as per usual)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 5247 (up to now)
Author's Notes: In which we are reintroduced to Gerald and Harriet and other members of the Retro-Torchwood gang. To those of you new to the crazy thrill-ride that is Retro-Torchwood, Gerald and Harriet appear (briefly) onscreen in the Torchwood S2 episode "To The Last Man", while the rest are drawn from the dubiously-canonical fluff that appeared on the BBC TW website back when the episode aired, those many moons ago. Although it is fair to say that I have...fleshed them all out a bit. So yes, unashamed Gerald/Harriet shipping. And bonus points to anyone identifying the classic Who story and the famous "real life" WW1-related paranormal case obliquely referenced by Lydia and Harriet near the end of the chapter...
Disclaimer: Torchwood and any of its associated copyrights definitely, definitely do not belong to me.
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter 1
Rating: Teen
Characters: Gerald and Harriet and the WW1-era Torchwood gang; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (as per usual)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 2569 (thus far)
Author's Notes: After something of a hiatus, the Retro-Torchwood team (those stiff-upper-lipped chaps and gels glimpsed during TW Season 2) ride again. This is actually something I started writing last year and abandoned after a few pages, but it has risen from the grave. And it starts with a bit of warfare on the high seas; as always, never be in the teaser. I'm sure some of you will guess the identity of the alien menace straight away. Those of you who have seen Das Boot may recognise a reference or two. Wrong war, but still.
Disclaimer: Torchwood and any of its associated copyrights definitely, definitely do not belong to me.

(While you're waiting for the hardworking Teaspoon mods to validate, you can look at this picture I found. Fic with illustrations, whatever next?!)

The Boat )
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Listening to my local radio station yesterday afternoon, I noticed for the very first time that Eminem's track "Lose Yourself" specifically name-checks the actor Mekhi Phifer, for some reason. As you may imagine, being the only person I actually know of who kind of liked Torchwood: Miracle Day, almost in spite of itself, and especially Mr Phifer's turn as toolish CIA-guy Rex Matheson, this amuses me greatly. :D
jjpor: (Default)
Listening to my local radio station yesterday afternoon, I noticed for the very first time that Eminem's track "Lose Yourself" specifically name-checks the actor Mekhi Phifer, for some reason. As you may imagine, being the only person I actually know of who kind of liked Torchwood: Miracle Day, almost in spite of itself, and especially Mr Phifer's turn as toolish CIA-guy Rex Matheson, this amuses me greatly. :D
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Written for the [livejournal.com profile] who_like_giants  ficathon:

Title: Dim, Through the Misty Panes
(Teaspoon Link: www.whofic.com/viewstory.php)
Characters/Pairing(s): Tim Latimer (Human Nature/Family of Blood), Jack Harkness, Lt Carstairs (The War Games), Gerald and Harriet (TW: To The Last Man)
Rating: Teen
Word count: 15,453 (4 chapters)
Summary: Craiglockhart war hospital, 1917: Fresh from the horrors of the Western Front, Tim Latimer encounters fellow patients both famous and anonymous, while struggling with his special abilities and trying to avoid the attention of the Torchwood Institute...
Warnings: Warning for bloody war violence, strong language, unreconstructed period attitudes to PTSD and mental illness, depictions of shell-shock.
Disclaimer: Doctor Who, Torchwood and all of their associated copyrights very, very definitely do not belong to me.
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Written for the [livejournal.com profile] who_like_giants  ficathon:

Title: Dim, Through the Misty Panes
(Teaspoon Link: www.whofic.com/viewstory.php)
Characters/Pairing(s): Tim Latimer (Human Nature/Family of Blood), Jack Harkness, Lt Carstairs (The War Games), Gerald and Harriet (TW: To The Last Man)
Rating: Teen
Word count: 15,453 (4 chapters)
Summary: Craiglockhart war hospital, 1917: Fresh from the horrors of the Western Front, Tim Latimer encounters fellow patients both famous and anonymous, while struggling with his special abilities and trying to avoid the attention of the Torchwood Institute...
Warnings: Warning for bloody war violence, strong language, unreconstructed period attitudes to PTSD and mental illness, depictions of shell-shock.
Disclaimer: Doctor Who, Torchwood and all of their associated copyrights very, very definitely do not belong to me.
jjpor: (Master 2)

Fic: 165 Eaton Place

It was my associate lost_spook who suggested a Whoniverse/Upstairs Downstairs crossover when I was waxing lyrical to her about the latter show on Livejournal recently. Mainly, though, it was an excuse to write more about Gerald and Harriet, the two WW1-era Torchwood agents seen in the ep “To the Last Man”. As for the nature of their opponent here, it’s probably worth mentioning that the minor Upstairs Downstairs character Lord Charles Gilmour was played by a pre-Who Anthony Ainley… Obviously, none of the television programmes and characters featured here belong to me in any way, shape or form.

The link:

www.whofic.com/viewstory.php


jjpor: (Master 2)

Fic: 165 Eaton Place

It was my associate lost_spook who suggested a Whoniverse/Upstairs Downstairs crossover when I was waxing lyrical to her about the latter show on Livejournal recently. Mainly, though, it was an excuse to write more about Gerald and Harriet, the two WW1-era Torchwood agents seen in the ep “To the Last Man”. As for the nature of their opponent here, it’s probably worth mentioning that the minor Upstairs Downstairs character Lord Charles Gilmour was played by a pre-Who Anthony Ainley… Obviously, none of the television programmes and characters featured here belong to me in any way, shape or form.

The link:

www.whofic.com/viewstory.php


jjpor: (G/H)

It's a retro-Torchwood bonanza! The last part of the story set in 1913 and something set in 1942 as a sort of very-far-removed epilogue:

Fic: Torchwood 1913: Jack be Nimble, Part 22

The end - and not before time! Well, this story has been going on for quite some time now (about eight months, I think!), and wouldn't have been finished without the encouragement of those of you who've been following it, so thanks! Just a bit of fluffy epilogue to go - any similarities between the last section and the Jack/Gwen gun-fondling scene early in S1 of Torchwood are purely coincidental (honest!)

The link:

www.whofic.com/viewstory.php

Fic: Old Boys

I wrote this a while ago, but some of the things that came up when I was writing my other retro-TW fics "Jack be Nimble" and "Never Lies" made me think about it again and rewrite large parts of it, so here it is. Some of the mentioned characters and biographical details come from the TW S2 ep "To The Last Man" or more specifically the not-really-canonical TW website info accompanying it. Don't really know how much sense this will make unless you've read my other retro-TW fic. As ever, Torchwood and the various copyrights relating to it definitely, definitely do not belong to me!

The link:

www.whofic.com/viewstory.php


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