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[Feb. 20th, 2010|01:13 pm]
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Are there any fics out there that mention Jack's childhood? Or show that he is most definitely not a 21st century human? (like speaking alien language etc...). Preferably gen or slash, and I don't really care if it's in Who!verse or Torchwood verse, I'll take anything :)

Also...I fell out of Torchwood fandom for about a year and half and just recently jumped back in. Any long (20k+) hurt!jack fics recs would be welcome! (and I've already read d8rkmessngr and blucougar's fic already)

Many thanks!

[User Picture]From: ohinyan
2010-02-20 11:22 pm (UTC)
Hi, for your hurt!jack request if you dont mind a self rec there is Fragments of a Shattered Life. It's a wip but will be 30k+ when it's all posted (and I wont abandon it, its 90% drafted already).

The first 10 chapters are at


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[User Picture]From: keylah
2010-02-21 06:32 am (UTC)
Self recs are awesome. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: schwarze_elster
2010-02-21 12:43 am (UTC)
On the first search maybe one of these? There seems to be a notable lack of stories about Jack's childhood. I just remember snippets here and there but no fic actually centered on it.

Adaptation by neifile7
Jack's thoughts about sex in the 21st century

Flowers For His Mother by happi_feet
wherein Jack visits his home

Children of Time by iamshadow
this is actually about River Song who is Jack's sister in this fic, so I don't know if that even counts
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[User Picture]From: keylah
2010-02-21 06:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! I've read the third one but the first two are new :)
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[User Picture]From: euphrosyne2u
2010-02-21 01:42 am (UTC)
While the site itself is still a WIP the
Jackcentric wiki can certainly help you find some
Here it is:

Like I said the site itself is a
WIP...but has links to a bunch of good Jack hurt/comfort there. So far there's probably just the two of us working on it (well Bedawyn is working on it I'm only loading stories cause I'm a NETwit and can't manage more complicated duties)
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[User Picture]From: dmarley_recs
2010-02-21 04:18 am (UTC)
What a great project! It can be difficult to sort out the stories that are centered around Jack, since he's featured in so much of the fiction without the stories being about him, if that makes any sense.

It may not be much help, since I see you've already covered a lot of ground, but please feel free to mine my jack-centric tag over on Delicious for links. I'm starting a project of tagging stories beginning from the early days of the fandom, and I'm hoping to add some links that have slipped through the cracks over the years. In any case, best of luck on the wiki. It already looks like a great resource. :)
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[User Picture]From: euphrosyne2u
2010-02-21 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much I will check it out! I've been mining Teaspoon searching by character and working backwards from the 200th plus page to find some of the older stories, but not everyone posts to Teaspoon (and this still requires me READING each and every story---Oh what a hardship! LOL) so I KNOW there's more out there!
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[User Picture]From: keylah
2010-02-21 06:36 am (UTC)
Wow! I will definitely go check out this site. As Dmarley said, it's so hard to weed out the Jack-centric fics so this is a really wonderful resource. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: bedawyn
2010-02-21 02:47 pm (UTC)
The site isn't in shape yet for a grand opening announcement, but anyone who wants to is welcome to come by. It is a wiki, which means anyone can help edit it, and I'd love to get opinions from a few more people on what needs to be improved before going public. :-)

http://jackcentric.editthis.info (Sexier URL to come later *g*)
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[User Picture]From: dmarley_recs
2010-02-21 03:21 am (UTC)
Hi! For your second request, there was a similar request back in December for hurt/comfort where Jack is the one hurt and comforted. You might find some stories there as well. Here's a copy of the stories I made for that post that are more than 20k (okay, more than 5,000 words, which is close enough :)). The whole list is tagged on Delicious under storyfinder:jackhurtcomfort, and you can sort by story length if you want to browse it from there.

Jack Hurt/Comfort

Dissolution by blackbird_song

Unfixed Wishes by christine_twfan

Three of a Kind by christine_twfan

Best Served Hot by Figaro

Unintentional Secrets by kahtyasofia

Jack Harkness - Super Temp and Jack Harkness - Lives Again by madder_rose (Rape, Abuse, Adult)

Long ago (and far away) and Bluebirds by madder_rose (AU)

Many Of My Favorite Things Are Broken by rm and kalichan

Starting to Remember by smallwaldo

Born the King of Angels by solsticezero
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[User Picture]From: euphrosyne2u
2010-02-21 02:34 pm (UTC)
LOL!!! I think that was MY request, That's HOW the whole wiki thing got started! Now I have to make sure all the above stories got put into the wiki... I know Dissolution and the JAck HArkness Super Temp stories are...will have to check the rest.
Like I said I've been scouting for some of the oldest stories.
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[User Picture]From: dmarley_recs
2010-02-21 04:02 am (UTC)
Here's some stories for the first part of your request. I've split this list into two parts. The first lists stories about Jack's younger years, while he was still living on the Boeshane Peninsula (or at least they start there). The second lists stories that show Jack still in his--for lack of a better term--formative years, before he met the Doctor and while he was still, more or less, in his native time and place. I've tagged both lists on Delicious under storyfinder:jackbackstory. Delicious seems to be a little borked this evening, but hopefully the tags will work eventually.

Jack, Early Years

Mother by cupidsbow

Children of Time and You Carry It With You by iamshadow

Ghost Story by Mad-Maudlin

These Are the Stories by nancybrown

The End, Begin Again by settai

The First 100 Years by skellerbvvt

Jack, Later Years

A Matter of Time by demotu

Intersecting Geodesics by nancybrown

Stupid Human Tricks by sam_storyteller

Stuck in Traffic at the Magic Roundabout by xwingace

And, one more story I added because it's a lovely piece about Jack and Tosh and an alien language.

They Still Write Poetry in the Fifty-First Century by golden_d

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[User Picture]From: keylah
2010-02-21 06:37 am (UTC)
Thank you for all these recs! They'll keep me busy for a while :)
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