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Title: The Red and the Black
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack/Ianto, Captain Jack Harkness/Captain John Hart
Challenge: tw100, challenge: contrast
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, guns_n_poodles, tw100, and to my fanfiction journal.

The Red and the Black )

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On Saturday afternoon, James Marsters appeared at FanExpo 2010 in Toronto, at the Convention Centre. The room was packed full and the panel started early - it's the first con I've been to where things often started five to ten minutes before the scheduled time.



I apologize for my fuzzy photos, but I wasn't close to the stage! This account is partly quoted, mostly the gist, depending how detailed my notes were at any point. (For actual footage of it, you can look at it on YouTube.)

I transcribed as much as I could, but I tell you, I was distracted because I was entranced by the Marsters voice. No account of mine will do justice to the man's charisma, or his ability to express himself with intelligence and style.

First off, in the intro, the moderator promised to ask about the Torchwood kiss, if no one else did.

Marsters walked onto the stage, a dramatic presence in black jeans and top. His hair was brown (Captain John Hart style), and he started out, "Hello, my fellow Americans!" Everyone laughed. (Canadians laugh at that sort of joke.) He went on to say that he likes Canadians, and he likes Canadian manners. "I have better conversations with Canadians than with any other nationality."

He then sat on the back of the chair, in order to be able to see the audience, and to be seen. Asked why he went from stage action, which he loved, to television acting, he said... )


To be continued...

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From LJ's fannish5: Name five characters whose fashion sense you admire.

Thank you, fannish5, for giving me the opportunity for picspam.

I decided that to make this list manageable, I'd pick characters from TV shows. There are many whose look I don't like: I don't generally like the Doctor's fashion sense, for example. Eleven almost had it, but blew it with the blow tie. Nine looked good, but not striking - no, that's wrong, he was striking, but it was his presence, not his clothes, and not the way he wore them. Clark Kent's farmboy fashions didn't impress me. Dean Winchester's cowboy non-chic has a certain charm. Then there's the Trenchoat Brigade: John Constantine, Castiel, Columbo - what, do they all start with a C?

Without further ado... )

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Title: Shadow Play
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness/Captain John Hart
Challenge: tw100, challenge: smoke
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Spoilers for Torchwood episode 2x01, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, tw100, guns_n_poodles, and to my fanfiction journal.

Shadow Play )

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Title: Kiss and Kill
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness/Captain John Hart
Challenge: tw100, challenge: open, challenge: falling
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Spoiler reference to Torchwood episode 2x01, "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang". Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, tw100, to guns_n_poodles, and to my fanfiction journal.

Kiss and Kill )

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From If Magazine's website:
Q: There are rumors of a U.S. TORCHWOOD project .Has anybody talked to you about the possibility of you reprising/recreating your Captain John character in that?

JAMES MARSTERS: I don’t think they’ve talked to me yet because they know that I’d come within seconds. I love it. I would come so fast to that project. I mean, if they do anything more in England, I would come to that. I understand they do some of their scripts on radio, specifically for radio, I’d love to do that for the BBC. I’d love to do an American version, all of it.
He's recently done a recorded radio version of The Importance of Being Ernest, so he has radio plays on the mind. Works for me. Anything, anything at all.

And why haven't they asked him?

Bring back Torchwood! Bring back Captain John Hart!

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Title: Waiting
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness/Captain John Hart
Challenge: tw100, challenge: leek/leak
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Reference to characters in Torchwood 2x01 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, tw100, and to guns_n_poodles.

Waiting )

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Title: Welcome
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness/Captain John Hart
Challenge: tw100, challenge: prodigal son
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Reference to characters in Torchwood 2x01 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", but no real spoilers. Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, tw100, and to guns_n_poodles.

Welcome )

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Title: Liars, Guns and Money
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Toshiko Sato, Captain John Hart
Challenge: tw100: Reverse fandom Farscape. Chosen title: "Liars, Guns and Money".
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes:: Spoilers for the Torchwood episodes featuring Captain John Hart: 2x01 "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang" and "Exit Wounds". Crossposted to my dreamwidth journal, my LJ, tw100, and guns_n_poodles. It's a while since tw100 has been active, and I miss it. Just like I miss Torchwood.



Liars, Guns and Money )

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Title: Trapped
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness/Captain John Hart
Challenge: [community profile] tw100, challenge: trapped, challenge: redux
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Some spoilers for Torchwood 2x01 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, and to tw100.

Trapped )

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Title: Recruitment
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain John Hart, Gwen Cooper
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: My post-series 3 ficlet. Cross-posted to my lj, my Dreamwidth account, and to guns_n_poodles.

Recruitment )

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Title: As The Time Agent Said to the Doctor
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack, Martha, Captain John Hart
Challenge: tw100, challenge: Martha Jones
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Spoilers for Torchwood episode 2x01, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". Cross-posted to my lj, my Dreamwidth journal, guns_n_poodles, and to tw100.

As The Time Agent Said to the Doctor )

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Title: Coldhart
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack/John, Jack/Ianto
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] tw100, challenge:reverse fandom: Eighth Doctor Aventures
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Inspired by the Eighth Doctor Adventures title "Coldheart". Cross-posted to my lj, and to tw100.

Coldhart )

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Title: Past and Present
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness, Captain John Hart
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] tw100, challenge: slip of the tongue
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Cross-posted to my lj, guns_n_poodles, and to tw100.

Past and Present )

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[livejournal.com profile] sistercarrion posted: "Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given."

The subjects she gave me: I'm going to cheat slightly here and use one of my own ones, because, well, it's true! So: Your take on Captain John, your unusual LJ name, Writers Block questions ;), reviews, fanfic

Oooh. Fun.

1. Your take on Captain John Hart
I love him with a passionate passion. Now, everyone knows I love Torchwood, but if the show has a flaw - and yes, it has a few - it's that it sometimes lacks humour. Captain John Hart has enough humour to light up the sky.

But it isn't simple humour. It's dark humour, it's needy humour, it's joking-in-the-face-of-heartbreak-and-fear humour. It's defiant humour, because he's a defiant kind of guy. He's desperate, he's lost, he's vulnerable, he's rootless, he has no anchor - he wants Jack to be his anchor, but Jack isn't having any of that.

I'd love to explore John's ongoing story. I'd love to see him find the kind of redemption that Jack found when he met the Doctor - but I don't want to see John lose his edge. I want to see more of Captain John's adventures, minus interference from Gray. How much of what he said in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" was complete bullshit? And how much was based on truths clear enough that Jack believed it, knowing him as he did?

I wish people would write more Jack/John fic, including myself.
2. your unusual LJ name )
3. Writers Block questions )
4. reviews )This leads nicely into:
5. fanfic )

I usually only read stories in any one fandom for the duration of my involvement in that fandom, though I sometimes reread old favourites in fandoms I have followed in the past.

A few outstanding favourites of all time: "They Say of the Elves" by Brancher (Lord of the Rings), "Object of Desire" by Courtney Grey (The Professionals), "A Nice Friendly Game" by koimistress (Smallville). I've yet to find anything of quite that calibre in Torchwood fandom, but I live in hope and scrutinize rec lits - more, more, we need more!


P.S. Did I just write all that about Captain John Hart without mentioning the word "cheekbones"? Or using the word "sexy"?

I must be slipping.

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Title: Brat
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack/John, the Torchwood team
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] tw100, challenge: children
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Cross-posted to my lj and to tw100.

Brat )

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Title: Out In the Cold
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain John Hart, Ianto (implied Jack/Ianto, Jack/John)
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] tw100, challenge: winter
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Cross-posted to my lj, guns_n_poodles, and to tw100.

Out In the Cold )

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I don't often comment on fanfic in my LJ here, mostly because I don't have time. You know I can never be brief when I talk about something I've read. I also don't talk much about the books I read. (Currently enjoying Linnea Sinclair's Gabriel's Ghost).

But I feel like commenting, so... Because of the anniversary of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and the Hart-fest on [livejournal.com profile] guns_n_poodles, and because Jack/John is one of my favourite Torchwood pairings (and one of the more complex and enigmatic ones), I did a bit of a Captain John Hart fic-binge last night and this morning. One doesn't usually put ratings or warnings on reviews and comments, so be warned, my comments on these stories are somewhat NC-17, reflecting the nature of some of the stories. This is also making me think that my own writing has become very vanilla, and I should do something a little deeper or spicier for a change.

I read:

1. Mission of Mercy by [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox. A series of... )

2. Smile by [livejournal.com profile] anduria_trianys. A post-Exit Wounds story, interesting... )

3. Addict by [livejournal.com profile] sistercarrion. A post-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang story, as John thinks about Ianto... )

4. Filing Away by [livejournal.com profile] sistercarrion. Ianto's point of view used to good effect. )

5. Impossible by [livejournal.com profile] sistercarrion. Playing to Captain John's kinks. )

5. Safety Catch by [livejournal.com profile] sistercarrion. Sexual fun and games with Jack, Ianto and Captain John. )

6. Share and Share Alike by [livejournal.com profile] sistercarrion. No plot here, and almost no theme, just an unrepentant pwp. )

7. A selection of drabbles from [livejournal.com profile] sistercarrion:
  • Ties that Bind Us - A nice John pov for "Exit Wounds".
  • Bleeding Me Dry - tamer than it sounds, given the context.
  • Bittersweet - my favourite of these: heartbreaking, and very like I see the Jack/John relationship.
  • The Line Drawn in the Sand - Sexy, but the last line, which should have been punchy and strong, failed to convince me. I'm not sure why.
  • Sleeping Rough - A cute scenario to say, essentially, the same thing as "The Line Drawn in the Sand" - much subtler and stronger, though not as sexy.
  • Spank the Monkey - A cute visual play on John's jacket.

I ran out of time to comment on more, and there was a lot I want to say about [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch's I Nothing But to Please His Fantasy, which was the story that moved me to write down my thoughts in the first place. Nor have I commented personally to these authors on all their stories, as I intended to do before posting this. Ah, well, good intentions remain. I'll write more later.

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Title: 100 Proof
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood (drabble)
Characters: Jack/John
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] guns_n_poodles - a commemoration of the anniversary of the airing of Torchwood episode 2x01, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Spoilers for Torchwood episode 2x01, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". Cross-posted to my lj and to guns_n_poodles.

100 Proof )

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