Moments of Memory for Ianto
Yes, Ianto had a sexual relationship with Jack for much of the series; he was considered Jack's main romantic interest. Their relationship was not secret; Owen . In two different time-sets Jack thinks that his relationship with Ianto as he fought against his own desire to trust quicker and faster inside his. The impact of Ianto's choice on his relationship with Jack is not It's like Jack's on this precipice of trust and love with Ianto, but Ianto dies.
Geek Pride: Captain Jack and Ianto
Valleys boy made good, Ianto moved to London to work for top secret skullduggery-merchants Torchwood at Canary Wharf, where he had a girlfriend called Lisa Hallett. When his whole life was torn to pieces at the battle of Canary Wharf, Ianto moved back to Cardiff, bringing Lisa with him.
Despite the unlikelihood of success of his plans, he still kept Lisa secret, waiting for the right moment to help her back to her human life. Meet Captain Jack Harkness. Or who you think is Captain Jack Harkness. Con man, omnisexual, wit, cosmic cowboy with a stride full of sass and a really good coat — yes, all of these things, but so much more.
A man determined to rebuild Torchwood as a force for good, and yet a man who could walk twelve children to an uncertain alien future. A man who could stay away from his child, could let the fairies take an innocent young girl away from her life and parents.
The management of Mermaid Quay salutes you. Ianto died in a confrontation with an alien species known as the in the Torchwood miniseries Children of Earth which was first broadcast in the UK in July This is an impromptu memorial to the much-loved character.
This notice, on the other hand, engages in the same sort of affective play a game-like crossing of physical and narrative worlds that fan tourists do. It helps to integrate and welcome the fan tourists rather than excluding them. This move is a marketing strategy, promoting the area in the context of a locally shot television show, certainly with the benefit of supporting the fan community.
In spring ofa blue and black plaque with the Torchwood honeycomb design was placed next to the memorial with the same text as the second notice. In addition to continuing the affective play, this notice also mimics the blue plaques used in the UK to denote structures of historical significance. This legitimizes the memorial as part of the local historical landscape as well as part of the local heritage. This fits with the trend of integrating the Doctor Who universe, which Torchwood is a part of, into the Cardiff landscape.
Normally, archaeological finds are collected and taken away to be stored for further study. Whilst I did initially remove a number of items for conservation and recording, I chose to record everything in situ, only removing flowers after they died and attracted insects. I opted to record everything, both in a notebook later typed and in photos. I created a LiveJournal community to inform everyone about what I was doing and why.
I have also kept the academic community as apprised as possible. When speaking with local police about an attack on the site in which I'd confronted people tearing items off and making homophobic comments, the officers I spoke with were concerned about how such offensive behaviour would impact those visiting the memorial.
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This memorial is, in a sense, a community archaeology for a living and active community. This page has paths: Rosary beads, typically used in Catholic prayer are laid in front of the sign. The Scrabble tiles are an inside joke for fans of the series. Torchwood is an anagram of the words Doctor Who. Knowing this piece of insider information makes this sign more meaningful to fans.
Sometimes, these pleas are tied to the claim that the show is not the same without Ianto and other deceased characters. Here, a sign makes similar appeals.
The shrine contains notes, photos, drawings, and other objects left here by fans of Ianto Jones- a character in the BBC's Torchwood television show. This piece is an excellent example of how fans try to connect physical and digital spaces of participatory memory. Here, a worn image that includes a quote from Ianto and images of other characters from Torchwood implores participants to join the fandom community by including a QR code.
This piece is another example of how fans work to connect physical and digital spaces. Here, the fan has collected quotes from these characters, listing them on paper with the words RIP above them.
Sharing quotes is a popular activity among fans. It signals deep knowledge of the original material. Here, a fan has posted an image of them with the words Save Ianto above the characters. These pieces may take time to produce, print, and hang in the space.
Here, a fan has left results of a poll to try to convince the Torchwood producers of their ideas. Using the collective "we," this participant connects themselves to the larger fan community and to this memorial for Torchwood. This theme is prevalent among many of the signs in this space. Here, a lock is inscribed with Ianto Jones' name and attached to the memorial.
Here, the participant is showing a deep commitment to their fandom by the level of effort required to have this item made, travel to this space, and attach it to the memorial. Other fans have left birthday cards and other objects to commemorate these moments. At the bottom of the poster is the tag SaveIantoJones, pointing to the fan community in a possible attempt to unite fans across physical and digital spaces. The plaque on top is similar to the Blue Plaques found throughout the UK. Fragments Jack said to Gwen Cooper that he "cleans up after us and gets us everywhere on time".
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Everything Changes Hoping that the cyber-conversion process could be reversed, Ianto smuggled Lisa into the Torchwood hub, hiding her in a chamber in the Archive until a "cure" for the partial cyber-conversion could be found. She was still attached to a cyber-conversion unitwhich acted as her life support. Slow DecayTV: Cyberwoman Ianto operated a fake information desk at the entrance to the Hub.
He opened the way to Gwen Cooper as she first entered, posing as a pizza delivery girl. When Gwen was succumbing to the effects of retcon Jack had put in her drink, he deleted all the notes she had made about Torchwood from his computer at the Hub.
Everything Changes Ianto's devastation over losing Lisa. Cyberwoman Lisa's Cyberman conditioning slowly won over her humanity. She laid siege to the Hub from inside and killed several people, including an innocent pizza delivery girl whose body she appropriated, before being killed by the other members of the Torchwood team.
Cyberwoman The other Torchwood personnel appeared at this time to have taken the quietly efficient Ianto for granted. They paid little attention to him before the mayhem started.
Ianto was "temporarily suspended from active duty" but returned to work four weeks later. He described to Toshiko Sato his inability to comprehend the adrenaline rush she and the other Torchwood members shared in the face of danger. Ianto travelled with the rest of his team to the Welsh countryside to investigate a series of gruesome murders.
The Torchwood SUV was stolen by a group of cannibals that harvested travellers once every ten years. The team followed the cannibals to their village. Right as his team were captured, Jack stepped in and incapacitated the cannibals. The cannibals were arrested by the police. Countrycide Ianto and Jack become closer. Broken Ianto became very sad after Lisa's death. His grief was so intense that he attempted suicide after the ordeal, but was unsuccessful. Because of Mandy 's advices, he tried to connect more with the Torchwood team, and become more active.
This led to him becoming closer with Jack. Broken Ianto named the life knife and gave the resurrection gauntlet the nickname "risen mitten". When Suzie Costello was resurrected by the resurrection gauntlet, she tricked the Hub into lockdown. Despite being cut off, Ianto got a signal for his mobile phone by using the water tower above the Hub as a relay so Torchwood could call for help. Random Shoes Ianto tries to stop Owen from opening the rift.
Although Owen asserted that, with Suzie Costello dead, he was now second-in-command, Ianto displayed authority in Jack's absence that Owen was not aware he had, and even shot Owen in the shoulder to prevent him using the Rift Manipulator. However, as he was shot, Owen succeeded in activating the Rift Manipulator and brought Jack and Tosh back.