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Hello, and welcome to my rec journal. This is the main information post about what's here and how to find it, but the short and easy answer is to just friend this journal to get my daily rec updates and links to thematic lists. The volume of this journal is 1-2 posts per day: One post to update my Delicious recs via Twitter, and one or two thematic posts per week. I also have a monthly five-star rec post. If you want more information about what I rec and why, please read on.

I routinely look at the stories posted on [livejournal.com profile] torchwood_three, the Torchwood category on A Teaspoon and an Open Mind and the Torchwood category on Archive of Our Own. I also have a lot of older stories saved, and as I read through the old and the new I pick out the ones that I think are enjoyable and readable and bookmark them on Delicious. With lots of tags. I also include summaries (when provided by the author) and occasional commentary on the Delicious bookmarks, so if you're looking for more detail, you'll want to visit the Delicious site.

I think of my recs primarily as a reading filter, aimed at readers who might not have time to click through everything posted every day, and also aimed at new fans who might feel overwhelmed at the sheer volume of stories out there. My primary goal is pick out the stories I feel are mechanically and stylistically sound, and let the reader go on from there.

If that's too broad for your tastes, I also have a five-star tag (literally, *****) that I use for stories which I found outstanding in some way. Every month, I make a post to this journal highlighting the five-star stories I bookmarked that month, with links and commentary. These lists are tagged here under the five-star recs tag (five-star recs tag on Livejournal). I also highly recommend [livejournal.com profile] torchwood_house, a well-organized and comprehensive recommendation community.

I follow [livejournal.com profile] twgenrefinders and, as I have time and inclination, make up thematic lists based on the requests here. I re-post them here under the "torchwood finder lists" tag. (torchwood finder lists tag on Livejournal) and also under the more general "thematic lists" tag (thematic lists tag on Livejournal). You can also browse these lists through the character, pairing and genre tags on the tags page (tags page on Livejournal).

More detailed information on where to find my recs, and how to follow as I update them )

Any questions, please drop a comment.
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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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Updates

Mar. 25th, 2010 02:20 pm
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I just wanted to post and say that I am continuing to read and recommend current Torchwood stories, but I haven't been going through old stories as much and haven't been making themed lists. This is why the volume of the daily recommendations has gone down and why there have been gaps in posting.

Long story short, I'm adjusting to some medications that are making it difficult for me to concentrate on details, which is kind of what tagging stories is all about. (Plus, I've had a fever/cold this week.) I feel confident that I'll be able to maintain this holding pattern while everything sorts out and hopefully I'll get back into digging through the piles of older stories soon. Until then, take care everyone.
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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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Following are the five-star recommendations for February, 2010. You can find these stories tagged on Delicious under the ***** tag, where you can further explore by navigating the tags. You can also find all the five-star rec posts on this journal under the five-star recs tag (five-star recs tag on Livejournal).

Since I've recommended a few older stories in this batch, I've split the post up into older and newer stories and also added publication dates to all the stories.

Five-Star Recommendations for February, 2010

Older Stories

It'll End in Tears by invisible-lift )

Waltzing the Bruise, the Mechanism Unspools by kayliemalinza )

From Which Come All Things by mclachlan )

Threads That Are Golden Don't Break Easily by paperclipbitch )

Current Stories

WYSIWYG by cupidsbow )

Pons Asinorum (Elefuga) by curriejean )

Dovegrey and Crystalline by jenwryn )

Madrigal dei Traditori by Nancy Brown )

The Cricket and the Bird by solsticezero )
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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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This list was made in response to this request for stories mention Jack's childhood or show that's he not from the 21st Century. It's tagged on Delicious under storyfinder:jackbackstory.

I've split this list into two parts. The first lists stories about Jack's younger years, while he was still living on the Boeshane Peninsula (or at least they start there). The second lists stories that show Jack still in his--for lack of a better term--formative years, before he met the Doctor and while he was still, more or less, in his native time and place.

I don't think I did a great job listing stories that showed Jack being out of place in the here and now, so I might go back and refine the list at a later date.

Jack, Early Years )

Jack, Later Years )
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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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Livejournal has recently changed the way tags are handled as links. Previously, you needed a "+" sign in place of spaces in order to make a tag link work inside a post (for example, "thematic+lists"). Now, the tag needs to be just as it appears on the tag list (clinging to our example, "thematic lists"). While this means that it's much easier to code the darn things now, it means that all the Livejournal tag links I've already coded into posts no longer work. The good news, though, is that Dreamwidth links work either way (bless you, Dreamwidth, :)), and the journal tags will be fine.

So. If you run across a tag linked within a post, for instance, "To look at the themed lists, look at the thematic lists tag (thematic lists tag on Livejournal)," the first link will be to the Dreamwidth version of this journal, and it will work whether or not I've fixed the tag. The second link, the Livejournal link, may or may not work depending on whether I've gotten around to editing that particular post yet.

The sidebar tags and post tags and all other journal tags will still work fine. It's just the tags I've coded into the posts themselves that are messed up.

ETA: I think I've repaired all the journal links now. Please let me know if you find any broken links, either here or on the Delicious bookmarks. Thanks!
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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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The Torchwood stories I've recced today on Delicious are under the cut.

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This list was made in response to this request for post-Children of Earth stories. The request was for any good post-Children of Earth stories, but since I already had a list of fixit stories, I made this list of non-fixit stories to compliment it for the full Children of Earth experience. This list is tagged on Delicious under storyfinder:postcoenonfixit. The fixit list is tagged under storyfinder:fixit.

As usual, I've gone broad with my list, and put asterisks beside my favorites. I've also indicated the primary characters and pairings next to the links.

Post-Children of Earth Non-Fixit Stories )
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I will sleep soon, I promise, and stop posting lists to [livejournal.com profile] twgenrefinders and therefore stop spamming this journal with them. But first...

This list was made in response to this request for post-Something Borrowed stories featuring Jack/Ianto and a happy ending (angst a bonus). It's tagged on Delicious under storyfinder:jackiantopostsomethingborrowedhappyending. (Type that three times fast. ;))

There was one story I waffled about including, because, while it's a darn good story, it was borderline on one of the parameters. I've put a "highlight to read" note on it so you can decide for yourself if that factor matters to you.

Jack/Ianto Post-Something Borrowed )
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This list was made in response to this request for Jack/Other stories. I wasn't sure if crossover characters were okay with the original poster, but I thought they'd be handy to list. So, I split the list into two main parts: stories where Jack is with an original (or historical) character, and stories where he's with a non-Whoverse fictional character. I've tagged the whole list on Delicious under storyfinder:jacknonwhoversecharacters.

Jack/Original Characters )

Crossovers )
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This list was made in response to this request for Tosh/Owen stories. In most of them, the Tosh/Owen storyline is in the background, but I've put asterisks next to the stories where their characters are featured more prominently. I've also indicated other pairings in the story, and whether the pairing is just a PWP. I've tagged these stories on Delicious under storyfinder:toshowen.

Tosh/Owen Stories )
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This list was made in response to this request for stories where the characters are parents of older children (with an emphasis on Jack and Ianto being parents). It's tagged on Delicious under storyfinder:parenting. I tried to stick to stories where we see the parenting in the story or where the parent aspect is major plot point, and not just list stories where the characters have older children. Sometimes the parenting parts are only sections of larger stories, but I've tried to make a note of those.

The first section lists the stories in which Jack and Ianto have children together, or are raising one another's children. The second section lists stories where Jack has children and Ianto wasn't involved with the upbringing. The third section is theoretically about stories in which other characters have children, but in practice this seems to mostly mean Gwen, with one story about Ianto.

Jack/Ianto As Parents )

Jack As A Parent )

Other Characters As Parents )
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This list was made in response to this request for Jack/Ianto stories that take place in a non-Torchwood AU, or where Jack and Ianto have left Torchwood. The whole list is tagged on Delicious under storyfinder:notorchwoodau. Stories where the characters have left Torchwood are additionally tagged under storyfinder:leavingtorchwoodau. I also got kind of pendantic, and included stories where Jack has left Torchwood post-Children of Earth. Those are tagged storyfinder:leavingtorchwoodpostcoe.

Given all that, I've divided the list into three parts. First are the AU stories where Torchwood isn't there or never existed. Second are stories where Torchwood existed, but the characters aren't with Torchwood any more, or leave Torchwood. Third are stories where Jack has left Torchwood post-Children of Earth.

The original request was for Jack/Ianto stories, but here I've included stories with other pairings, indicated in parentheses.

Non-Torchwood AU Stories )

Post-Torchwood AU Stories )

Jack Leaves Torchwood Post-Children of Earth Stories )
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