twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (clara)
Okay, so there's not that much of it, but it is rather spread out. So I thought I'd do something to make finding stuff a little easier.

Stuff what I wrote. )
twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (eleven - flyaway hair)
Title: Prayers to Broken Stone
Author: twitchbell
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: PG13
Characters: Eleventh Doctor, Jack Harkness
Pairing: Eleventh Doctor/Jack Harkness
Summary: Jack Harkness encounters a new Doctor, one who's not quite himself and who seems set on putting the moves on Jack.
Word count: 4193
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. 'Doctor Who' is the creative property of the BBC.
Warnings: Highlight here to see a warning which involves a story spoiler=> The first part contains the threat of sexual assault. Not explicit, but could be triggering.
Spoilers: Children of Earth

Story here. )
twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (torchwood_gwen_2)
Title: Just an Ordinary Boy
Author: twitchbell
Fandom: Torchwood/Chronicles of Chrestomanci crossover
Rating: PG13
Pairing: none [gen]
Summary: Jack, Gwen and Ianto investigate an energy spike in the Rift and find the corpse of a young man, but nothing is quite what it seems.
Word count: 7775
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Torchwood is the creative property of the BBC. Chrestomanci belongs to Diana Wynne Jones.
Warnings: None so far as I know.
Spoilers: Takes place after Torchwood Season 2 and shortly after 'Journey's End', finale of Doctor Who Season 4. Spoilers for both. Takes place approximately two years after 'Conrad's Fate' in the Chronicles of Chrestomanci.
Author's Notes: Prior knowledge of Diana Wynne Jones' Chronicles of Chrestomanci series isn't necessary for reading, but some knowledge of Torchwood is advisable.

Read on. )
twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (torchwood_gwen)
I have now officially reached the you-have-got-to-be-joking level in vulcanology. Not only can I recognise key volcanic eruptions from a snippet of film footage, but the other day I recognised old, crap volcano film from approximately three seconds of the credits - which didn't even feature a volcano! This masterpiece, BTW, was "Krakatoa - in the completely wrong direction from Java". *Makes note to self to get out more and stop watching Natgeo/Discovery Channels* The last thing I watched was a documentary about how all the dead fault lines under Northern Europe may not be all that dead, and if they pop back into life it would be Very Bad. My main concern is that if the volcanoes of the Auvergne became active again, my favourite Puy lentils would be in serious danger. My mother thinks my priorities on this are slightly screwed.

I've been diverting myself this last week or so by watching all the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings films back-to-back. (And yes, there is a volcano in it! Mt. Ngaurohoe and Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand, to be precise, though I read somewhere that Tolkien modelled Mt. Doom on Mt. Stromboli in Italy.)

I still maintain that FOTR is the best. ROTK still strikes me as the weakest - largely due to the Flaming Flying DenethorTM. Would it've killed them to cut out some battlefield exploits and develop the poor man's character just a teeny tiny bit? And those cherry tomatoes bother me every time - if they squish like that, they're over-ripe, you daft man! And I'm still not keen on the Dead - why are they green? In long distance shots, they remind me of fairy liquid bubbles. And what the hell are they doing on the Pelennor Fields anyway? And how the heck did Elrond get to Dunharrow all the way from Rivendell with such apparent ease? Is there a SEKRIT TUNNEL known only to the Elves? And what was all this twaddle about Arwen's fate being tied into the fate of the Ring, and her dying? Bah!

The plans for The Hobbit film(s) sound intriguing. I really want to see Orlando Bloom back as Legolas. Specifically, I want to see him sitting up a tree at some point giggling and singing pointlessly annoying little ditties, "Tra la la la lally, here down in the valley," and so forth. Then Elrond can give him his Agent Smith Death Glare and all will be well in my world. Oh, and I want Elladan and Elrohir. And Glorfindel. Together. Covered in bees chocolate. :)

Torchwood. Oh Torchwood. What have they done to you? It was so good, it was scary. And it was so unlike the Torchwood we had come to know and love that it kind of did my head in. It was like a reboot where the boot was applied repeatedly to the head with great vigour and violence. Quite where we go from here, I don't know. Part of me wants Jack to have some happy-happy-feel-better times. I'd quite like to send him to Rivendell. Legolas can sing pointlessly annoying little ditties to him. More talented Elves can compose a tragic Lament to Ianto, which can be sung every night for hours on end in the Hall of Fire. Jack can bond with little Estel and realise that there is Hope. And - best of all - Jack can spend a few happy hours with Elladan and Elrohir. And Glorfindel. Together. Covered in bees chocolate. Well, I'd watch it. (I suspect RTD would too. In fact, I can hear him now: "Elladan and Elrohir? Those boys are beautiful. And don’t tell me they’re brothers. [Laughs] Not in my mind.")
twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (Default)

Yep, the subject header says it all, really.

I've not really been a lazy cow.  Well, all right.  I have.  A bit.  But I've also had a dead computer, a holiday, too much stuff to do for work, a life (beyond work and computer), lots of letters to write and half a dozen stories to start writing.  

Note the 'start writing'.  Hey, it's what I do.  Now 'finish writing' is a whole new ball game, as they say, and I haven't actually mastered that yet.  Only occasionally does that pan out.  This is why my 2006 Hallowe'en story (which can't decide if it's humour, tragedy, angst or hurt/comfort and may end up as an unholy mixture of all of them) may or may not be ready for Easter 2007.  But that's okay, considering it's based on an idea I had back in the *cough* late 1980s, which I've attempted to write with three other trios prior to this.  And failed.  Obviously.  If this one actually makes it, it'll be a minor miracle!

Then there's the bondage fic.  Which doesn't seem to have any actual bondage in it, because that would derail the humour.  Trust me, I'm writing it and it would.  Not to mention the 'Torchwood' crossover fic which refuses to be written because a) I don't know where the series is going, which kind of buggers up the characterisation of Captain Jack and b) Certain Other People who keep running away with the plot and will have to be retconned into submission if they don't start behaving themselves.  

And then there's the Angsty Fic of Doom and Death.  Which arose from a nightmare about global warming.  I kid ye not.  It's very angsty.  It's full of doom and actual death.  And every time I attempt to write it, I get all teary and depressed.  Which kind of begs the question why I'm writing the damn thing in the first place.  I think it's to get it out of my system once and for all.  And also, obviously, to depress anyone who doesn't heed the warnings and actually reads it. 

However, there is one which is almost actually finished.  It has a beginning, most of a middle and an end.  Just a crucial bit in the middle (just before the end) to sort out.  Just, she says.  Look forward to seeing this one sometime in the middle of the next decade, then.

On other matters:  I loved, loved, loved the DW Christmas Special.  Catherine Tate is exactly the sort of companion the Doctor needs.  Someone who'll give him a slap when he's being a prat.  Martha, take notes.

Fight Club Torchwood was effective last week.  It's a very uneven series.  I like the way that all the characters are really a bit (a lot!) crap.  This, surely, cannot be the creme de la creme of Torchwood - these must be the rejects!  I like Gwen's descent into being as morally questionable as the rest of them - though she should have seen it coming.  And please could Ianto do something other than make the coffee or angst?  Full on sex with Jack would be my preference.  Second choice - guest appearance on 'Strictly Come Dancing' next year, wearing something pink and spangly.  (I have never claimed to be sane.)

 

twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (torchwood)

Torchwood premiered last night on BBC 3, so here are my thoughts.
 

cut for spoilers )
twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (Default)
So. Here's hoping
a. someone likes it
b. I manage the damn lj cut

Title: Three Men and a Maserati
Author: twitchbell
Fandom: Torchwood/Top Gear
Rating: 13+
Characters: Jack Harkness, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond
Warnings: RPS. No others so far as I know.
Spoilers: None
Summary: "My name is Jack Harkness. I'm not here to fix your car, I'm here to remove you from it for your own safety."
Disclaimer: Torchwood/Top Gear belong to the BBC. The presenters belong to themselves.
Archive: Yes, but contact me, so I know where it's going.
Notes: Written for The 'Captain Jack Sexes Everyone In Every Fandom Ever' Challenge. Because I am weak and can resist everything except temptation. Extensive knowledge of cars (hah!), and Top Gear presenters' motor vehicle preferences, cribbed entirely from the Internet. Apologies if it's all bollocks.


Read on. )

temptation

Oct. 14th, 2006 09:41 pm
twitchbell: <user name=twitchbell> (Default)
Okay.  I have finally succcumbed to temptation.  It's one thing to read RPS, quite another to write it, but I can't resist any longer.  

My excuse is as follows:
a. the Torchwood/Whoniverse is not ours
b. therefore it is not Real Life
c. therefore anyone I write about in the Torchwood/Whoniverse is not actually a Real Life person either
d. they exist in an alternate reality
e. so that's all right then

I'm quite sure I'll be able to think up more excuses should I need them in future. 

I blame The 'Captain Jack Sexes Everyone In Every Fandom Ever' Challenge.  

It's odd.  I haven't written anything for about a year.  And now I find inspiration in the oddest place.

More to come.

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