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In the Shadows is the new Torchwood audio book just released by the BBC, and it is the best one yet. It was creepy, funny, in-character and exciting. Actually, it's a good example of what some of the regular TV episodes should have been like. Good writing, good plot. Eve Myles does a fabulous job of reading. She does seem unable to totally shift the Welsh accent when she's doing Jack, Tosh and Owen, but it isn't weird or distracting and her voice is clear and pleasant to listen to. My only complaint would be that it could have been a little longer (it runs at 2 hours 30 minutes) as the end felt a bit rushed.

One of my main concerns with the Torchwood novels and audio books is the amount of Ianto we get for our money and, in this case, I'm completely satisfied with the quantity and quality of Ianto-y and Janto-y goodness.
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Yes, you heard that right! Yesterday, [ profile] kitty_poker1 and I attended James's Mastersclass. It was a rather pricey event, but worth every single penny. It was just what I needed to take my mind off things at home. And as I suspected, James and Gareth David-Lloyd were fabulous together.

Cut for a full account and photos )
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I finally got around to buying the original UK Queer as Folk on DVD so I could throw out my videos which are sort of stretched and worn in certain places ~cough~. I am now totally obsessed with Vince. He really is one of the cutest guys I've ever clapped eyes on. Wierdly, when I originally watched the show, I liked Stuart and Nathan. Apparently my tastes have matured. And this might sound terribly odd, but I so see him with Ianto! That might be partly due to my ever-present Ianto obsession, but I think they'd make a lovely couple, Ianto all sweetly stoic and Vince chattering on. Let us all take a moment to also consider the hotness.

After I worked myself up into a state of OMGLOVE!OMGLOVE!OMGLOVE! I decided it was time to continue watching the US version of QAF, so I purchased and watched Season 3. Now I have a BURNING desire to read Michael/Ben fic because those two are so fricking cute together and SUKI IS IN LOVE!!!

So, who on my flist is into the QAF fandom, either versions? Any Vince recs? And where can I find decent US QAF communities and fic? Is the Michael/Ben pairing popular at all? Where can I get icons? I need a beginners guide! And does anyone know when season 4 and 5 will be released in the UK?

Someone feed my obsession!!!
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I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas. It's very quiet here. Grandad has been asleep for much of the day, which leaves me to my own devices. That would actually be quite nice, but unfortunately he stirs every time I so much as twitch towards the remote control. Despite this, I did manage to get in a couple of hours of gaming on my PS3 and I would like to announce my brand new crush.



And Dante


From Devil May Cry 4. OMG, it's an awesome game and I don't totally suck at it, which is unusual for me with a game that involves running, jumping and fighting. I have a feeling Nero is going to be my new Cloud.

Got lots of prezzies. Feel a bit spoiled, actually. Merlin soundtrack, Harry Connick Jr. CD, Le Morte d'Arthur and the first Blood Ties novel from my darling [ profile] amejisuto. The new Martin Clunes book and Jason Donovan album from my gorgeous [ profile] kitty_poker1. EEEEEEEEEE, thank you, guys!. Molton Brown goodies and a funny book of typos from R. And from Grandad, PS3 games, DW audio book, DW S4, House S3, Smallville S6 and Primeval S1&2.

The highlight of the day was the dinner, which came out perfectly and even earned me a pat on the shoulder and a 'You done good, girl,' from Grandad. High praise indeed.

Second highlight was the DW Christmas Special. Yes, it was brilliant. Loved it. Major spoilers under the cut (and please scroll down because some people track and the cuts don't show up).

The Next Doctor )

On a totally seperate note, I'm watching Wallace and Gromit and I'm stunned that I didn't realise before how much Gromit reminds me of Ianto.
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Just a few small recs because what with writing Grief Counseling and turning into Miss Sicky McFlu, I haven't had time to read hardly anything.

Some really nice Season 1 Jack, Ianto and Gwen ICONS here by [ profile] torchwood06

Some Christmas Icons for various fandoms including Merlin and Angel (or Bones depending on how you wanna see it.) By [ profile] daquien

Spander icons and banner sets by [ profile] literati. Give her love so she makes us some more. Yeah, I'm not above bribery.

[ profile] lucy_locket has written the most cute and fluffy Jack/Ianto Christmas fic. It gave me the biggest smile ever.

And lastly, here are some really nice Jack, Ianto and Owen icons, plus the most beautiful and clever Ianto wallpaper I have ever seen. By [ profile] laura_guerin
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It's been a while since I've mouthed-off about Torchwood so you were all overdue. Ahem.

Firstly, I would like to say how I simply cannot wait another second for S3. I've been a spoiler whore and it all sounds brilliant and the filming pics are just tantalising. I'm also working myself into an 'OMG, TELL ME THEY WON'T SPLIT JACK AND IANTO UP!' frenzy. I'm also worried about Rhys and PC Andy as they are the most expendable characters. Also, I have so much love for Rhys. Please don't let Gwen shit on him anymore. I like really her. I don't want that to change.

Secondly, I am so jealous of the folks who went to the Hub convention this weekend. I wish I'd gone. Although I have to say, I may not have survived the hug with Gareth or John. Still, I would give anything to witness all that snogging. Liek whoa. You've all seen the pics, yes? The best ones are HERE and HERE. Gareth sitting on John's lap does pleasant things to my brain.

Thirdly, I read The Torchwood Archives book today. Very cool. I highly recommend it to any fan. I was mega-chuffed that it had all the Captain's Blog stuff in it. I love reading the little bits Jack says about Ianto, like about having to replace the stopwatch when it was damaged "moving a desk", ha ha.

Fourthly, my friend R, who supports me through all my phases, obsessions and general craziness, spotted the latest three Torchwood novels in Tescos for four quid each, the same price as Amazon when I'd pre-ordered, and was still waiting for because they're totally out of stock. Demand must be high. This now means I will have to drop everything. Russell T Davies's The Writer's Tale will have to wait. Lancelot picspam will most likely be delayed. I'm on a tight reading schedule to clear my backlog of books before my birthday so I can rip open my birthday box from [ profile] amejisuto and make an instant start on the new and shiny books within. Yays!!

Fifthly, I've been watching S1 commentaries. Cyberwoman and Countrycide so far because they're my fav S1 eps. I assume you guys have watched some of them? Are there any with John and Gareth? Which are the best ones to watch? I've only got a few days until my NCIS DVDs arrive, which is entirely Ame's fault :oD

I'll shut up now.
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I've been tinkering with my layout even though I'd planned to do it next week. You know how it is, you think of it then it has to be done there and then. So, yeah, I changed it. Then I changed it straight back because I didn't like it. Unfortunately, my old layout seems to have thrown its arms in the air and screamed 'Nooooo, what have you done?!?! As punishment I shall not return to normal!' Oh well, hopefully it doesn't look too bad. It'll do until I find something I like better.

I've left up the new banner because I think Ianto is beautiful in a bib. And I've also added animations in the side bar. Boys kissing!! Whoooo!

I need to find a nice large 'cap of Ianto with the wedding dress because that is my fav picture of him ever.
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Major thumbs up.

For anyone interested in hearing my very spoilery reaction, please click the cut.

Is it Spring 2009 yet?!?!?! )

Edit: Here's the download link
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Firstly, you've all seen the new Half-Blood Prince Promo Pics, yes? Fourth one down: check out the fight or fuck expressions. Secondly, [ profile] literati made me some icons from the pics, which are just beautiful, so thank you so much, honey!! ~squishes~

Also, here's a post containing a new location shot of Jack and Ianto. I'm probably way more excited about this than I should be but I'm so high on all the visuals today I feel like combusting.

And now for some recs:

Walking the Line by Silent Auror -- Harry/Draco

Sixth year is over and Draco Malfoy is on the run. The war is on and an unwanted assignment is forced upon him by the only people he trusts - and a one-time arch-enemy just may be out to kill him.

I meant to rec this yonks ago. Plotty, epic, full of angst and lust, this one is a fandom must.

And Then the Heroes Came Along by [ profile] roga Stargate: Atlantis/DC Comics Crossover; Gen, (but McSheppy if you squint.)

You would think that grown men would be able to interact with Superman and Batman without turning into thirteen-year-old girls. You would be wrong.

Frickin' hilarious! You have to read this. Please believe me. That's all I'm saying.
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This is the synopsis on of the upcoming Torchwood novel Almost Perfect.

Emma is 30, single and frankly desperate. She woke up this morning with nothing to look forward to but another evening of unsuccessful speed-dating. But now she has a new weapon in her quest for Mr Right. And it's made her almost perfect. Gwen Cooper woke up this morning expecting the unexpected. As usual. She went to work and found a skeleton at a table for two and a colleague in a surprisingly glamorous dress. Perfect. Ianto Jones woke up this morning with no memory of last night. He went to work, where he caused amusement, suspicion and a little bit of jealousy. Because Ianto Jones woke up this morning in the body of a woman. And he's looking just about perfect. And Jack Harkness has always had his doubts about Perfection.

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Because I'm an evil instigator, here is a post I found in [ profile] cowboyhd's journal for flash animation of all the major Jack/Ianto moments in Torchwood. I just spent the last half an hour watching them play over and over while I was on the phone to a friend. I forget which friend. What phone call?

Kissage and naked stuff!

Not dial-up friendly or worksafe, but luscious all the same.


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