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unfeathered: (Jack pink shirt)
Friday, May 18th, 2012 10:27 pm
I think it really says something about how utterly crap this finale was that, upon rewatching, the thing that got me going the most was Jack saying, "I was in China for the Boxer Rebellion." My brain spent the next several minutes thinking about how one could hook him up with Spike, or Angel, or Drusilla, or Darla, or the Chinese Slayer, and how one could work that into a story as a flashback with him meeting one of them again in the present day etc. etc. - because it was far more interesting than the utterly ridiculous, overblown ending to what had started out as a fascinating idea.

Okay, Rhys and Andy in the Category One ward saying goodbye to Gwen's dad and the unnamed girl was moving too, but honestly, that was it.

And god the Blessing really did look gross.

Ah well. At least it didn't have a really, really stupid and groan-worthy ending.

Oh wait. It did.

I'm going to stick with TW S1 and 2 from now on, with the odd foray into CoE. I've just finished a rewatch of S1 and it was about a billion times better than this drivel!
unfeathered: (Spike hurt)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 09:24 pm
I was looking forward to getting to In the Dark in my Angel S1 rewatch and it was just as much fun as I remembered. But the moment it started, I couldn't help thinking of the similiarites with KKBB. Mainly because they both start with James Marsters up on a roof giving us a nice little introduction to his character. And of course because he's basically playing the same part in both of them. Old shag (I would say love but that's not really true in either case) of the leading man - the dark, mysterious, older-than-he-looks leading man - with whom he has a love/hate relationship. Meeting the team and chatting up the girls (Cordy/Tosh/Gwen) and the girls falling for it, even if only briefly. And there's torture in ITD while in KKBB Jack's just got back from the year on the Valiant. Both episodes even end with another rooftop scene and a sunset! (Or is it sunrise in KKBB? I can't remember. Same coloured sky, anyway!)

I know it's nothing deep, but it amused me, and I can't help wondering how much of the mirroring in KKBB was deliberate!
unfeathered: (JB What About Us)
Thursday, August 18th, 2011 10:18 pm
Nope, sorry, you've lost me with this one.

Spoilers )

Ah well, at least next week's looks more interesting, even if I'm not convinced by Gwen turning on Jack one tiny bit. *g*
unfeathered: (Jack Lick Here)
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 09:16 pm
Title: Flying Apart
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] unfeathered
Pairing: Reinette/Jack Harkness
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Spanking
Word Count: 1,007
Spoilers: The Girl in the Fireplace for Reinette; a long time post-series for Jack (at a point where he's time-travelling regularly again)
Disclaimer: Not mine
Summary: Reinette always knows what Jack's come to her for.
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] mad_jaks and [livejournal.com profile] czarina_kitty - huge thanks to them both for helping me tidy this up and giving me the confidence to post it.
Author's Note: Written for Round 1 Challenge 3 of [livejournal.com profile] kink_las

Flying Apart
unfeathered: (Jack John together)
Sunday, July 25th, 2010 02:08 pm
Title: Come With Me
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] unfeathered
Pairing: Jack Harkness/John Hart
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: It's dark and twisted; contains D/s, bondage, breath-play and character death
Word Count: 3,031
Spoilers: Children of Earth, set shortly before the final scene
Disclaimer: Not mine
Summary: John has some fun with Jack's special abilities
Betas: Unbeta'd, because that seems to be the only way I can actually finish anything these days
Author's Note: For Marianne

Come With Me
unfeathered: (Jack John together)
Sunday, December 13th, 2009 10:46 pm
1. Jack/Giles fic is off for betaing. I cannot describe how chuffed I am at finally having written something long enough to get beta'd again! I expect it'll still need a lot of work, but I'm up for the challenge! :-)

2. To finish off this fic, I seriously need to re-watch Children of Earth and to that end I've just finished my re-watch of TW S2. Which, I have to admit, was a lot better than I remembered. I went into most episodes feeling very ambivalent about them, but came out of the most of them having really enjoyed them.

Especially Exit Wounds, which is one of the few I *have* re-watched since its original airing, but I don't remember enjoying it so much. Cut for length )

Anyway. It was good, and I think I'm ready now to re-watch Children of Earth. Won't be tomorrow, because I've got rehearsal in the evening, but hopefully I'll get it in this week, and then still have time to rewatch DW S5 before Christmas. :-)

If anyone's interested, my original reaction post to Exit Wounds is here
unfeathered: (Jack S2 promo)
Sunday, August 30th, 2009 09:24 am
(Note: review contains spoilers for Children of Earth)

A very long time ago – on 31 July 2007 so just over two years ago – I took part in a 'pay it forward' meme and [livejournal.com profile] becky_h requested from me a review or commentary of End of Days. I never got round to it, mainly because when I finally was able to rewatch it, it was during a hurried rewatch of the whole of S1 before S2 aired and I didn't feel able to form any interesting thoughts about it.

However, I watched it again last night (as part of another rewatch of Jack's whole story which will hopefully lead to me actually being able to watch Children of Earth again by the time I get there) and found I did have a few thoughts, so here's my review, two years late but better late than never!

Review of End of Days )
unfeathered: (Jack John together)
Saturday, July 25th, 2009 09:50 pm
Unexpected drabble time!

Title: What's in a Name?
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] unfeathered
Character(s): John Hart, Jack Harkness
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Vague for The Sea Devils and Captain Jack Harkness
Disclaimer: Not mine
Summary: John ruminates on where he and Jack took their names from.
Author’s Note: Why yes, I have been watching The Sea Devils recently! How could you tell? *g*

What's in a Name?
unfeathered: (Ten pout)
Monday, July 20th, 2009 12:13 pm
I can't write PWP any more! Every time I try, it keeps turning into h/c! :-(

I mean, okay, Jack/Giles post-CoE fic is pretty much *going* to be h/c whatever you do with it, but it started out as just a nice bit of porn and now it looks like it's going to be another bloody epic like the Nine/Simm!Master fic!
unfeathered: (Default)
Sunday, July 12th, 2009 11:56 am
[livejournal.com profile] hellenebright has managed to put what I've been trying to say about CoE into much better words than I've managed: here.
unfeathered: (Jack S2 promo)
Monday, July 6th, 2009 11:08 pm
I'm not writing a long review because I'm knackered and want my bed, but just wanted to say that I wasn't really that excited about the return of TW but I sat down and watched it tonight and it was one *hell* of a lot better than I expected.

More under the cut - spoilers, obviously )
unfeathered: (JB Oh yeah)
Thursday, June 25th, 2009 08:48 pm
Only drabbles, but I'm still pretty darn pleased with myself! :-)

The first was very vaguely inspired by reading [livejournal.com profile] donutsweeper's fantastic Big Bang story last night (go read it - it's here) but I won't tell you how because hey! Spoilers! *g*

Oh, it's also a little cracky. *g*

Title: The Worst Fate of All
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Character(s): Jack Harkness – lots of him
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 for mentions of violence
Word Count: 100 words
Spoilers: Last of the Time Lords
Summary: Some Jacks from alternate universes compare notes

The Worst Fate of All

The second was inspired by two of the prompts very kindly given to me yesterday - [livejournal.com profile] stackcats wanted Jack Harkness and Inara and [livejournal.com profile] aeron_lanart wanted a Jack/someone crossover too with the prompt 'dirt'. This is what happened in my head!

Title: Wash Away the Guilt
Fandom: Torchwood/Firefly
Pairing: Jack Harkness/Inara Serra
Rating: PG
Warnings: Erm… bathing? Does that need a warning? *g*
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Vague for Season 2 of Torchood
Summary: Jack knows who he can trust when he's in need

Wash Away the Guilt

I also started on the Doctor Who/Blackadder crossover for [livejournal.com profile] evilawyer, but that's not going to fit in a drabble and I'm not quite sure where it's going to end up! (Well, besides being very, very cracky.)