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15 April 2015 @ 01:18 pm
Sorry these are so late, my ducklings! The lovely bookwrm89 was moving the past few weeks and I was working 11 hour days and recovering from the awesomeness that was meeting Clark Gregg and Alex Kingston in the same weekend.

So, without further ado, here are April's quotes. I'll post the reveals for March shortly.

Oh, and we're kicking around the next big round of reel_torchwood. Please drop a comment and let us know if a summer round is a good idea or conflicts with too many other challenges you guys are doing.


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05 March 2015 @ 01:35 pm
I will shortly be updating the February challenges post with the source films. This month, I have snuck in a line from a musical (but it was based on a film) BECAUSE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW AND I CAN!!!

Remember, you can use any, all or none and there is no posting deadline. If last month inspired you and you're still working on it, post whenever. We only ask that if you post something based on these challenges, you post here (as well as anywhere else you like), and that you let other people know about this comm and these challenges!

This month's lines:

"And the only thing that mattered was the four days in your arms." Bridges of Madison County--The Musical

"You know, I never had the heart to tell you, but I've never really cared for your coffee." Dante's Peak

"Come with me if you want to live." The Terminator

"Mortal or immortal, here I die. I leave eternity to thee."--And Faith is giving cookies if anyone knows what this is from without googling it. It's from Cyborg 2.

Have fun!
26 January 2015 @ 02:02 pm
Never fear, we will still be doing a "big" Reel Torchwood round later this year, but bookwrm89 and I were kicking some other ideas around over the past few weeks. We thought maybe getting out of the headset of seeing something and saying, "Torchwood should do this! I should do this for Reel Torchwood!" might be a contributing factor to fics not getting finished. We, of course, understand that the number one reason things fall behind is, to bastardize a Jurassic Park quote, "Life finds a way. To completely screw up your writing plans." We get it, it happened to both of your mods this round and it happened to a lot of our participants. But it is easier to stay in the writing groove (at least for your mods) if there is something new and shiny on a more regular basis to stimulate the muses/bunnies/your-writing-deity-of-choice.

So we thought having some monthly challenges might help. Each month, we’re going to post five or so movie lines and pieces of dialogue to jump start us and our fellow writers/creators. We aren’t going to post what the lines are from (but if you MUST know, comment here and we'll PM you) until the month’s challenge is over.  Please no one spoil what movie they'r from in the comments!

There are no sign-ups, no minimum or maximum word count, no check-ins and the only deadline is we’d like you to post in the month the lines are from, but we won’t be too hard on that deadline. We are hungry for fic and we want this to be a nice, casual way to get Torchwood into more films (or more films into Torchwood; it can go both ways, it's Torchwood). All we ask is that if you write something for a line, you post it to the comm and if you post it elsewhere, you let others know you got it from this challenge, in case they want to come play as well.

And although we’re posting this in January, this is actually the February challenge; your mods’ Februaries are kind of stupidly busy, so we wanted to give you as much time as possible.

With that being said, here are the February movie lines:

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Have fun!
22 January 2015 @ 12:59 pm
As I'm sure you've all seen, the lovely lilithbint posted their fic yesterday (sorry about the lack of a pimp post!). We have at least one more fic posting next week and then bookwrm89 and I will be unveiling the next shiny new thing for the comm. Think of them as rounds of DVD extras, if you will...

21 January 2015 @ 11:56 am
Hi everyone *waves*

The (un)Life of Owen

Author: Lilithangel

Fandom: Torchwood

Characters: Owen, Jack, Ianto, John, a cast of thousands (well hundreds okay maybe tens)

Rating/Warnings: G, temporary character death (we are talking about Jack after all)

Summary: the Rift, an intergalactic tom cat, a dead guy, a guy who won’t stay dead and his lover. It really should have been written by Python (no really, I couldn’t do the Python humour justice).
During an encounter with Captain John, Owen, Ianto and Jack are thrown through the Rift into an unknown world and some completely understandable misunderstandings happen.

Movie Inspiration: The Life of Brian (and The Search for the Holy Grail, and The Meaning of Life and random Monty Python sketches).

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19 January 2015 @ 07:15 am
Hello TW lovers!
     We did not get as many submissions as we had hoped, but we are working with the creators we did get to be sure the posting schedule we're hacking out works for them. We're going to spread the joy out and post one a week for the next few weeks.
      If you are a creator who did not get their work done in time and you get it completed during the posting the next few weeks, drop a comment here and we can add you to the line-up.

Otherwise, it looks like posting will wrap up around the end of January/beginning of February. Just in time for our monthly challenges to start.

15 January 2015 @ 01:57 pm
Hello our lovely ducklings!

It is The Day!! Please submit your fics to us by midnight in whatever time zone you are in today. Email them to us at reeltorchwood at gmail dot com. Please put your LJ username and your prompt in the subject line to make for easy cross-referencing. If you have a preferred post date and/or dates that will not work, please let us know in the body of your email.

We'll spend time tomorrow seeing what we've got and who we need to poke to find out if they need amnesty, had their email get lost in the ether or who need to bow out. We hope (fingers crossed) to have email responses out to all creators who submitted work letting them know their posting date by Sunday.

Thank you and much love,
Your Crazy Mods
12 January 2015 @ 06:40 am
Title: The Valentine's Day Massacre
Author: nancybrown
Characters: Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Steven, Lois, Alice, Freda Evans, Original Characters, Agent Johnson, Martha, Mickey, Miss Valentine, Rhiannon
Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Rhys, Martha/Mickey
Rating: Some scenes only appropriate for adults
Words: 35,300
Beta: jo02, with greatest thanks
Warnings: murder most foul, graphic violence, background references to prostitution and noncon
Spoilers: references to all of TW canon as well as to the novels, audiobooks, and radio plays
Summary: Torchwood is caught in the middle of a war between two alien gangs.
Prompt: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1968)
Disclaimer: Torchwood characters and situations belong to the BBC. "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967) belongs to Twentieth-Century Fox. The real St. Valentine's Day Massacre as heavily dramatized in the film was a famous unsolved murder in Chicago in 1929. Click here to learn more about the original event.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

Also available at AO3,, and Teaspoon.
10 January 2015 @ 07:47 pm
Just a quick reminder that Thursday the 15th is the due date for fics! In the meantime, the lovely and talented nancybrown will be posting her fic on Monday!
04 January 2015 @ 12:47 pm
Title: Galaxy Quest
Author: jolinarjackson
Prompt: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Summary: Eight years ago, the actors of the popular sci-fi show Galaxy Quest were heroes – these days, they can't escape the shadow of the roles they played, even though the show has been cancelled. When an alien race mistakes them for real heroes fighting evil and seeks their help, they quickly find themselves in a fight that goes way over their heads. To survive, they have to overcome their differences and conflicts of the past, but pride is something that's very hard to swallow ...
Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, John Hart, Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato, Mathasar, Sarris, Laliari, Teb, Eugene Jones, Carys, Annie, Lahnk, OCs
Pairings: Ianto/John Hart, Jack/Ianto, Tosh/Owen, Gwen/Rhys
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Torture, mention of partner betrayal, language
Spoilers: None
Word Count: ~37.000
Disclaimer: I’m not making money with this fanfic. The tv show Torchwood as well as the movie Galaxy Quest and the characters appearing within it belong to their producers and creators. Any similarities to living or dead persons are purely coincidental and not intended.
This is a work of fiction. No similarities to the private or public lives of the Torchwood actors are intended, even though there are references to the fictional characters they played in other productions.
Beta: danian and czarinakitty, who did a great job under time pressure. Thank you both!
Author's Notes: Written for reel_torchwood. I love this trashy, brilliant little movie so, so much and the idea to do a Torchwood version has been floating around my head for ages. Now, I actually did it!

Galaxy Quest Masterlist on my LJ