Torchwood: Original Television Soundtrack
Torchwood: The Official Magazine - Yearbook
I already had the soundtrack downloaded via iTunes, but it's still lovely to have a hard copy for safety sake. I also love the picture of Jack on the inside of the booklet.
The main thing that caused me to have an embarrassing fangirl moment was the yearbook; I hadn't even realized it had even been shipped!
Lucy and I had a discussion about her picking up a copy of the yearbook for me when she goes to the Hub convention, and getting it signed by John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Naoko Mori. So I was going to cancel my pre-order, and put the cash on that. I guess I'm just going to have to deal with having two copies. Or I could just pass this off to a member of my flist...
Now then, time to discuss the book itself - the outer slipcover's nice, but I prefer it without. I don't like slipcovers on my books - I'm weird like that. There's also pretty pictures - lots and lots of oh so pretty pictures. I especially enjoyed the ones featuring John, Eve, Gareth and James. There's also profiles of the team, a complete episode guide to series two, along with five exclusive short stories (which I haven't read yet).
The shipper in me particularly liked the character profiles; mainly Jack, Gwen and Ianto. I especially enjoyed the following bits:
At Torchwood Jack has always been particularly close to Gwen and Ianto. While he and Gwen continue to dance around their feelings for each other, his romance with Ianto gathers heat - though sometimes the rest of the team would prefer they kept it behind locked doors...
Oh, please. Do you really think that Gwen and Tosh don't enjoy seeing those two locking lips? The 'rest of the team' they're referring to could only be Owen - and I think even he gets a chuckle out of it.
Gwen's world is once again turned upsidedown when Rhys discovers the real nature of her job (Meat). She refuses to give him Jack's amnesia pill, choosing instead to let Rhys remember what he has seen, bringing the couple closer than ever.
This was Gwen's finest moment in the entire series, in my humble opinion. I cheered her on when she stood up to Jack and took Rhys' side. I also felt like bitch-slapping Jack, but we're not gonna go there...
Name: Ianto Jones; Weaknesses: secrecy, stopwatches
Yeah, stopwatches are his weekness alright. That and immortal Time Agents. LMFAO! Oh, how I love you, Mr. Jones.
Initially Jack refused to give him a job, but after Ianto helped him fight a weevil and capture a pterodactyl, Jack was eventually persuaded that he was an essential member of the team (Fragments). Since then he has taken their relantionship to a whole new level...
If causing the brains of fangirls to explode qualifies as taking the relationship to a whole new level, then I agree completely. I mean, come on... Sex amongst the office foliage? Well, it wasn't really sex, but it was well on it's way. :P