12 January 2011 @ 03:52 pm
Hi!  My name's Kate and some of you here on LJ have already known me for a while.  I've finally decided to join this community because 1.  I LOVE JACK AND IANTO! and 2.  I've finally finished a Janto fanfic!  I was hoping to post today but RL has made it difficult to do so.  I'm hoping to post it tomorrow but you know what they say about best-laid plans...  Let's hope it's doesn't come to pass!  I'm very new to fanfiction writing and am anxious to hear your feedback.

Happy to be part of the community!  Hope you all enjoy my stories!
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Kate: GDL & JB at Hub conjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Will hopefully be posting tomorrow... *hugs back*

Edited at 2011-01-13 12:01 am (UTC)
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Kate: miss me Jackjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
Re: Welcome
Thanks! Glad to finally be here! :D
badly_knitted: Droolbadly_knitted on January 13th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
Hi! I've noticed you around =)

If I don't read your fic straight away, don't take it personally - I will get around to it, I promise, but I don't have much reading time at the moment and I'm way behind. I still look forward to reading your first fic - I remember vividly how nervous I was about posting my first piece, but I found everyone to be really encouraging, I'm sure you will too!
Kate: Ianto King of Coffeejedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Noticed you, too! :) Sorry I haven't read much of your work. I understand about reading time being hard to find...

Thanks for your interest! I am a bit nervous but have found nothing but encouragement. LJ's been wonderful to be a part of! :D
badly_knitted: Laughing Jackbadly_knitted on January 13th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
It really is very welcoming =)

I'd live here all the time if I could, everyone is so friendly!

We all read what we can when we can, but there's so much great fanfic around there's a limit to how much anyone can get through. When I joined LJ, there was already 2 years' worth of Torchwood fanfic to read and I have a list a mile long of series I really want to read, but even before real life got into the way, I was only just keeping up with the new, short one-shots and a bunch of WiPs! We're spoilt for choice! When I get the time, I want to do a rec list of some of my favourite one-shots that newer readers might have missed, but alas, there's just no time right now! I never thought I'd write anything, but I think it must be infectious - you catch it from reading! ;)
Katejedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
I almost do live here! LOL

I look forward to your recs! I'm sure there's loads of good stuff I've missed out on. Think you'll post to one of the fic rec comms?

I've always loved to write but wasn't sure how good it would come out. I started watching Torchwood over a year ago and my adoration of Jack and Ianto inspired me to finally try my hand at fanfic. I've just been lurking and commenting since I joined LJ (and was lurking even before then). The encouragement from my LJ friends and seeing how well first-time writers have done went a long way toward finally getting me off my duff. It's nice to have finally finished something, too! ;)
badly_knitted: If In Doubtbadly_knitted on January 13th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
There are fic rec comms? 0_o I didn't know that =S I don't get around a lot! I'll probably just post on my journal so my friends can see what I like that isn't something they've written themselves!

There is a huge feeling of achievement when you write something, and it's even better when you get comments from people saying they like what you've written - I've had a few fangirl moments when I've had comments from people whose writing I admire!

I've watched Torchwood since the first screening of the first episode on BBC2, but I'm sticking to watching the first 2 series, I'm not interested in anything after that - everything I write has the whole team still alive with a couple of extra members, and ignore CoE. The closest thing to canon I've written is a coda to Journey's End in which Tosh and Owen are dead, but that's not my preference. I prefer happy, fluffy stories as a writer - though I enjoy reading angst, when I write only fluff comes out!

Hope your first fic gets lots of comments =)
Kate: GDL & JB at Hub conjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
My first viewing of Torchwood was the CoE DVD. I prefer watching the first two series but still watch CoE on occasion. I've no problem with people who stick with the "classic TW", I just like to devour EVERYTHING that's TW. I'm excited about Miracle Day but do wish Ianto, Tosh, and Owen were still alive. (I've heard rumors they might get a mention in the new series.)

Most of my fic bunnies have tended to be set post-CoE (including a fixit), the other ideas are AU. I like most genres but I think my own writing will turn out pretty fluffy. (I'm an old romantic at heart!) The story I'm posting later is set after Exit-Wounds. Speaking of which, I'd better hop to it! ;)
badly_knitted: Film Star Smilebadly_knitted on January 13th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Everyone has their own preferences and there's room enough in the fandom for all, if only people would respect each other's likes and dislikes without insisting only their own opinion is right. I won't be watching Miracle Day as it's moved too far away from anything I would find interesting - plus it's supposed to be darker than CoE, which plunged me into depression. I don't intend to go there again. I don't like political dramas or anything overly grim and dark, so it's just not my cup of tea.

Hope you'll write your CoE fixit at some point - there's always room for more! Doubt I'll write a fixit myself as I tend to ignore CoE completely. Anyway, I'm not good at plotty stuff!

Yes, toddle off and post your fic! The sooner it's up, the sooner people can comment on it =)
sariagraysariagray on January 13th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
Well. Who the heck are you? Never seen ya before in my life!


I'm glad you're here and I can't wait to read! Woohoo! *Hugs*
Kate: bad a** teaboyjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
Uh, what was your name again? ;)

I hope you like my initial offering! *excited and nervous at the same time*
toshiani007 on January 13th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
I will be waiting for your story!!!
Kate: GDL & JB at Hub conjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Hope you like it, love! :)
aviv_b (aviva barucha)aviv_b on January 13th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
I get posts from here as well as other comms and enjoy your fics. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us.
Kate: Myfanwyjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) This'll be my first fic posting. I hope it goes over well...
Jen: foreverthebuttonontop on January 13th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
yay! you're finally gonna post stuff! *hugs* can't wait.
Kate: Ianto King of Coffeejedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
Me, neither! *hugs back* I'm nervous and excited at the same time!
babukoan on January 13th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
I can't wait to read what you've written hun! I'm sure it is fantastic!! ^_^
Kate: miss me Jackjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, love! I sure hope so! :)

Edited at 2011-01-13 04:38 am (UTC)
usakiwigirlusakiwigirl on January 13th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Toss that crown in the rubbish bin! Once you start to post your fics, you'll be wanting to do it all the time!

Glad you'll be joining us, bb!
Kate: Gareth & Johnjedi_harkness on January 13th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
So glad to finally make my way here! :D We'll see how often I post: Never know what RL and other things will throw at you! ;)
analineblue: Jack/Ianto - <3analineblue on January 13th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Welcome! :D I'm looking forward to the fic~ <3

And hey, I realize now that I have definitely seen you around! ^_~ I guess I didn't realize you weren't on the comm? But yay for more writers! I'm definitely looking forward to your posts. <3

Edited at 2011-01-13 06:34 pm (UTC)
Kate: intense Jantojedi_harkness on January 14th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the warm welcome (and I love your fic)! :D Hope you enjoy the story!