ETA November 23, 2009:
I've now stopped using the spoiler tag for "Children of Earth." All "Children of Earth" stories are now tagged with "episode:childrenofearth
" and/or "torchwood:series3
." You can find more information about the tags at this post
Okay, I'm cheating, because this isn't an actual story list. Or rather, it's kind of an on-going story list.
What with the recent airing of "Children of Earth," the Torchwood
fanfiction community has been--understandably--a bit overwhelmed with stories about the mini-series. In an effort to aid those readers who a) might not have seen "Children of Earth" yet or b) want to take a break from reading about "Children of Earth," I have (inspired by zortified
) added a "nochildrenofearth" tag to my Delicious bookmarks.http://delicious.com/dorothymarley/nochildrenofearth
These are stories which contain no spoilers about "Children of Earth," and do not take place during that time period of the series.
I've only tagged back as far as July 6th, the day "Children of Earth" began to air. If you want to read non-"Children of Earth" stories I bookmarked before then, just go to the main bookmark page and scroll/page until you get to July 5th. You're safe from there on back. :)
ETA: Playing the part of my brain, adina_atl
has reminded me how easily the Bulk Edit function works (we won't mention that I used it to add the new tag to all the recent stories and then failed to think about the fact that it would work on all my tags at once, no really
), and I've gone ahead and tagged all
my bookmarks with "nochildrenofearth
" as appropriate. That means that if you begin by using that tag and keep adding other tags to it (there's a list of + tags to the right when you get to the bookmark page), you will not encounter "Children of Earth" stories. Yes, it means that a huge majority of my bookmarks are tagged that way, but that's not really a problem and it does mean that readers can surf un-spoiled. I hope. :)
For those who do want to read more stories about "Children of Earth," I've tagged everything having to do with it with "spoilers:childrenofearth
." I've also tagged most of the stories "torchwood:series3
" and, where applicable, "torchwood:post-series3
Also be aware that the "torchwood:post-series
" tag--which covers stories that take place in the far-enough future to be unlikely to ever be covered by canon--may include "Children of Earth" spoilers even if there's not a specific Series 3 tag. In that case, there will
be a "spoilers:childrenofearth" tag in place. As a final warning, be aware that some of the tags on "Children of Earth" stories may in themselves be spoilers.
(ETA September 6, 2009:
It's been two months now since "Children of Earth" aired, and most communities have eased up on spoiler protection. I've thought about whether or not to stop using the spoiler tags, and have decided that, for now, I'll continue to use both the "nochildrenofearth" tag and the "spoilers:childrenofearth" tag for at least another month. It's very likely that I will eventually drop the "spoilers:childrenofearth" tag, but I may continue to use the "nochildrenofearth" one, simply because I can see where readers might want to filter those stories.)