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TORCHWOOD VS
Outside the government, beyond the police. The last surviving members of Torchwood Three are Earth's final line of defense against an alien universe and…



…the 21st Century is when it all changes.


Torchwood Virtual Series Three is over!



This is the last post for the third series, our final collection of extras, images, fragments of stories and a link post for any further materiel generated -- by participants or by fandom in general.

The total word count for the series, not including ephemera, was 279,642. Episode 10 (Family Business) was the longest episode at 34,124 words. We created dozens of photomanips for the series and a diary entry and Captain's blog for each episode (plus the 'pre-series' work). With this post coming in the end of May 2010, and the first inkling of the Virtual Series idea in July of 2009, the project lasted 10 months.

There is ongoing discussion of a possible fourth series, it's in the very early stages so imagine it's the same sort of rumor that we've heard from Barrowman. *shakes fist* The make-up of writers and staff will probably be different, some people have already confirmed they will not return and others have promised that -- if there's a new series -- they'd love to participate. I do hope to also get new participants, new voices and new ideas. If a fourth series happens, it will not go live until sometime in 2011. Not only does it take a long time to develop the project, we all need a break.

There are a few pieces of meta, a brief epilogue, and already some fan created stories and art. If you write, draw, meta or post about the Virtual Series (anything from fic to reviews) please feel free to post a link in the comments. This way we'll have a central location for all VS related work. I hope to put up a meta post myself, in the next week, I just didn't get a chance to finish it before this DVD post needed to go up.

I did want to mention that, while we often didn't reply to individual comments, we did read them all and wanted to thank every one who read, posted, replied and enjoyed -- it was a great boost on those long nights to be able to see people's pleasure in the work.

So -- we hope you enjoyed the fruits of our labor and feel free to link to any related stuff you do here! We'd love to see it!

I've linked to some Virtual Series extras below: some are fanworks, a few are generated by participants.

Art for "Factory Settings"

Coda to "Family Business" -- "Family Secrets"

Fic related to "Crash Course" -- "For Science (and the lulz)"

Fic related to "Factory Settings" -- "Smell the Color Nine"

Countdown Outtake

Meta about writing for the VS

Post Series -- "The Truth is Out There"

Comment Fic: Jack and Ianto

Comment Fic related to "All in Good Time"


If you know of anything more, please feel free to link it in comments!
Take a Bow


The Torchwood Virtual Series Three began with a simple question back in July, shortly after Children of Earth changed the landscape for the Torchwood fandom. From there, months of hard work by many fans brought this project to life. The Virtual Series was a joint endeavor, where brainstorming, episode plotting, and story writing developed communally; we all shared ideas and fancies, sometimes argued over interpretation, but were willing to compromise to bring about the best work we could.

This is who we are:Collapse )
TO: Ianto - "code_4268656637", Jack - "code_2542756377", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Gwen - "code_4936266737"
SUBJECT: Public

I guess we won't be needing these anymore?
Why does Jack have American identification cards anyway?

ATTACHED:





TO: Gwen - "code_4936266737", Ianto - "code_4268656637", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Jack - "code_2542756377"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

Hey, I get around. Wait, where did you find those?


TO: Jack - "code_2542756377", Ianto - "code_4268656637", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Gwen - "code_4936266737"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

In Ianto's stash. There was a box hidden in the SUV, I found it while we were cleaning all the tech and everything out.

Mary Goodnight? Really?


TO: Gwen - "code_4936266737", Jack - "code_2542756377", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Ianto - "code_4268656637"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

It's not like I made you Pussy Galore.


TO: Ianto - "code_4268656637", Gwen - "code_4936266737", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Jack - "code_2542756377"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

If anyone could pull that off, it would be Gwen.


TO: Jack - "code_2542756377", Ianto - "code_4268656637", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Gwen - "code_4936266737"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

Oi! Wait, I don't know what that's supposed to mean.
Anyway, it's not like we really need these anymore, is it? I mean, well, everyone knows what we do now. Who we are.

Everyone knows. It's so weird.


TO: Jack - "code_2542756377", Gwen - "code_4936266737", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Ianto - "code_4268656637"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

I think Megan could, as well, actually.


TO: Ianto - "code_4268656637", Jack - "code_2542756377", Gwen - "code_4936266737"
FROM: Megan - "code_6342606854"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

No and no.
Everybody has seen Gwen now.


TO: Megan - "code_6342606854", Ianto - "code_4268656637", Gwen - "code_4936266737"
FROM: Jack - "code_2542756377"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

The beautiful face of Torchwood. Gwen, did I ever tell you the story of my days as a poster boy?


TO: Jack - "code_2542756377", Megan - "code_6342606854", Ianto - "code_4268656637"
FROM: Gwen - "code_4936266737"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

We've heard it, Jack. And you are never to put me on camera in front of the whole world while I'm pregnant ever again.


TO: Gwen - "code_4936266737", Megan - "code_6342606854", Ianto - "code_4268656637"
FROM: Jack - "code_2542756377"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

Exactly how often do you plan on being pregnant?


TO: Jack - "code_2542756377", Megan - "code_6342606854", Ianto - "code_4268656637"
FROM: Gwen - "code_4936266737"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

We'll see how this one goes, and how bloody much it hurts, first.


TO: Gwen - "code_4936266737", Megan - "code_6342606854", Ianto - "code_4268656637"
FROM: Jack - "code_2542756377"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

Oh, it's not that bad, trust me.


TO: Jack - "code_2542756377", Gwen - "code_4936266737", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Ianto - "code_4268656637"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

This seems like a conversation you should really be having in private.

Where I don't have to see it and/or think about it.


TO: Ianto - "code_4268656637", Gwen - "code_4936266737", Megan - "code_6342606854"
FROM: Jack - "code_2542756377"
SUBJECT: RE: Public

Ianto, I know the curiosity is just eating you up inside.

Hey, Gwen, actually we might want to hang onto those IDs. We never know what the future might bring.
Not even me.


ONGOING ARCHIVE NOTES

Torchwood 3

Volume 75, Week 7

ALIEN ACTIVITY: Successfully repelled a Wirrin invasion fleet. I need to say that again. Successfully repelled a Wirrin invasion fleet. Damn, that feels good.

ALIEN TECHNOLOGY: Notify Torchwood Two that the item we borrowed will not be returned. See how Archie likes it when the shoe's on the other foot. Feet.

RIFT ACTIVITY: A bit higher than usual, but we were kinda distracted. Cleaning that up and sorting through the battlefield debris should keep us busy for a few months. Just because the blinders are off doesn't mean humanity is ready to see everything. And we still have timelines to protect.

SECURITY: It'll be weeks before we're sure how many people the Wirrin killed. They wiped out the International Space Station and three of her crew. Cape Canaveral is rubble. Cardiff will have to rebuild its police force and quite a bit of infrastructure (you'd think by now they'd be used to it). On the bright side, space exploration is a priority again, as is orbital defense. And it's not just so the superpowers can mark territory. For now.

OTHER SECURITY ISSUES: Torchwood should review our use of retcon. It's possible we could reserve it for the most traumatic cases, where memory of direct alien contact would keep someone from living a normal life. Megan will be in charge of developing our new protocol.

STAFF: We finally have a technician. Naz, a Nwaxan-chu soldier and former Wirrin prisoner, will be stuck on the planet indefinitely. Unlike Vy, we won't have to keep hir locked in the Hub. Somehow, my team emerged from an apocalypse with a bigger headcount. And crests. And forehead ridges. Is it my birthday?

OTHER STAFF ISSUES: Speaking of births, Gwen's going to need maternity leave soon. That means I need to start recruiting another police liaison. When she comes back, her job's going to be a whole lot bigger. If DI Swanson recovers from her injuries, I want to give her a serious look. Same with PC Davidson. I know I've given Gwen's old partner a lot of grief, but he really showed his mettle in this invasion. I think Ianto might be ready to take over as my second, provided he's not too busy planning our new disaster recovery site.

OTHER ISSUES: The bill for repairing the SUV is on the steep side. (It would be cheaper to replace it, Jack – IBJ)

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File Classification: Staff (hiring); Alien (identified: Wirrin; identified: Nwaxan-chu); Interdepartmental Relations; Public Incidents (global); Not For Public Record
Note: Delayed update due to global invasion by giant bugs, new staff training.
Archival:This document is "Not For Public Record", the first to have to be classified as such. If we're going visible I'm going to have to come up with a whole lot of new tags. I should have put that on the To Do list.





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It's the end of the world as we know it… and nothing's fine.




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/COMMENCE QUARANTINE ACTIONS

Breach Origin: http://www.twitter.com

Breach Source:
Derrick Young (@assaultdbybears) http://twitter.com/assaultdbybears
Tara Shello (@defyaugury) http://twitter.com/defyaugury
Cai Jones (@caiinthesky) http://twitter.com/caiinthesky
Janna Jacobson (@shampoosuicidex) http://twitter.com/shampoosuicidex

BREACH FEED AUTOCAPTURECollapse )

QUARANTINE STATUS: Stable


Possible Peripheral Security Risk - Under Surveillance
Daniel Roosevelt (@danroosevelt) http://twitter.com/danroosevelt

Repeat Offense - Pending Termination
WeirdCardiff.com (@weirdcardiff) http://twitter.com/weirdcardiff


/END QUARANTINE ACTIONS
02:10 pm - PSA
To: Research, Information and Communications Unit
From: UNIT Central Command
Cc: Torchwood
Re: Public Service Announcement

Distribute the following communiqué to all information outlets.

Text as follows:

To all citizens:

We are under attack. Remain calm. Stay in your homes. If you are not able to get home, shelter in any available building. Seal doors and windows with duct tape or other sealing material. Insecticide has been reported to be effective. However, use extreme caution in dispensing in sealed rooms. Report large concentrations of insects immediately to 999.

Keep the radio or television on for further instructions.

Text ends.
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ONGOING ARCHIVE NOTES

Torchwood 3

Volume 75, Week 7

ALIEN ACTIVITY: Crash near Michaelstone. Joint clean-up w UNIT. Rescued 1 survivor, semi-amph species, Nwaxan-Chu. Ze was a prisoner on


%^& R
&^)BJLK#P(TGY*(

I can't do this. I can't sit here and write a damned report when I know what's happening out there.

The Wirrin are back. Why are they here? I've finally got something like a life again. Something to lose, and now... It almost feels like they're - no. I'm not going to say it. This time, I'm not letting go.

ALIEN TECHNOLOGY: K-7 power supply
//
RIFT ACTIVITY:
SECURITY: ask Ianto for a better way to say "the mother of all invasions"
OTHER SECURITY ISSUES: Mainframe security breached
STAFF: lucky to be alive, half of a UNIT detachment beheaded - does UNIT count on joint missions?

OTHER STAFF ISSUES:
OTHER ISSUES: SUV going to need some body work
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When a ship crashes outside of Cardiff, UNIT and Torchwood join forces again, but they're facing more then they realize. Two alien races with differing agendas -- which one can they trust? With the fate of the Earth in the balance, that's one question they'll need to answer before it's too late.




Point of ImpactCollapse )
When a ship crashes outside of Cardiff, UNIT and Torchwood join forces again, but they're facing more then they realize. Two alien races with differing agendas -- which one can they trust? With the fate of the Earth in the balance, that's one question they'll need to answer before it's too late.


/COMMENCE MOBILE PHONE COMMUNICATIONS CAPTURE SEQUENCE

10:04pm: leaving that small pub. meet us @ roddy’s if you can.


11:37pm: bunch of wankers. no to roddy’s, yes to the one by that thing w/ the cow sign.


12:33am: omg bananna just set the bar on fire




12:54am: where are my trousers?


1:17am: found trousers! they were on basswards. confussin


1:29am: nm


1:48am: WE SHOULD NAME THE BABY BATMAN!


2:02am: where r u? why r u always late?!


2:04am: wait weeere u coming?


2:16am: i love u so mch i thnk we should get mapried.


2:17am: i mean again w/o the feckin alliens


2:39am: i like cheese


2:51am: do jack and ianto have more sex thn us?


3:07am: help ive fallen into lavender bush cant get out




3:34am: home. whend we get a cat?


3:52am: nhghglda


4:06am: salright, really home now. owe neibours new cat


4:07am: bowl! cat bowl. sleeeeeeeep.

/END MOBILE PHONE COMMUNICATIONS CAPTURE SEQUENCE
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File Classification: Staff (temporal incident); Timelines (crossed, internal); Alien (identified: ceredere); Interdepartmental Relations





FILE LOCKED - ENCRYPTED - ACCESS: I. Jones Eyes OnlyCollapse )