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1st-Dec-2016 08:50 am - Advent Calendar 2016 Signups
This is where you can pledge to post a thing during the month of December! Posts can be anything you like - get creative! In previous years we've had LoM wrapping paper, tree decorations, jigsaw puzzles, games, fic, fanart, graphics, gifs and recs. It needn't be holiday themed, although it can be, the idea is just to fill as many 'doors'/days in the month with LoM stuff as we can.

Previous years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Comment below with a date (or two!) you can post something during the month and we'll all enjoy the festive spirit on the comm.






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samgene3
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Thanks


Because, why not?
doesn't get better than this
Title: Cownt Your Blessings
Rating: Green Cortina
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Wordcount: 1,421
Summary: Gene falls into a canal and gets very sick.
Notes: To the wonderful xysabridde, whose birthday is today: I had the pleasure of meeting up with you again recently. I've not laughed so hard before or since. Please have a moo-gnificent day. (And no, the title is not a typo.) To fern_tree and little_cello: River Diseases! I finally wrote it!
Warning: mentions of unpleasant bodily functions associated with sick bugs...

Fic on AO3

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sam
Title: From the Start
Author: danae_b
Rating: White Cortina
Pairing: Sam/Maya, Sam/Annie, Sam/Gene
Word Count: 600 words exactly (a set of six drabbles)
Notes: Just a passing look at Sam and some of the relationships in his life. Not an upbeat piece, but not meant to be an intentional downer. It is what it is. (It also doesn't try to put one of these on a pedestal in relation to the others.) I probably first meant to post this as a bittersweet something for Valentine's day (way back in 2014 >.>), but at this point? Who really knows.
For such a short thing, I've been working on it ages. Endless thanks are due to talkingtothesky, for all the time and support she gave me when I was first trying to beat this into postable shape, pretty much forever ago. I kept working on this and finally, finally, after duckyone and lozenger8 read through and held my hand (thanks <3) I think it's ready.
Also, why not post this after the pornfest I just put up? Balances things out quite nicely, I think.
Summary: Sam tries.

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it&#39;s about to be writ again
Title: Close Quarters
Author: danae_b
Rating: Brown Cortina (established relationship, utter pwp, car sex, some leather kink)
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Word Count: 746 words
Notes: A short ficlet written to prove that I can do proper PWPs. All sex, no plot, also written as a distraction against some world warping things that are going on right now. This is not betead, so pardon any mistakes.
Summary: This is exactly what Sam wanted. It may be what Gene needs.

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just kiss
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Female Characters


I know we've done this one before but I thought it was time we visited it again!
your only friend
Title: The Way To His Heart
Author: danae_b
Rating: Green Cortina (some complicated and very strange flirtation is perhaps going on, first kiss)
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Word Count: 6.8k words
Notes: What started as a small pile of silliness and fluff exploded into something much larger (but that's okay, I was in the mood to write something happy).
Beta thanks go to the ever amazing lozenger8. ♥
Summary: Something is up, but Sam's not quite sure what.

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irreplaceable
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Autumn
gladys
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Hello


Or, if you'd like, Goodbye
hold on
I think about you from time to time, fandom, despite the changes you and I have been through. I think of friends old and new, and of those I didn't get to know but who's fic I enjoyed. So check in here, if you're still around. What are you up to? What do you love? My own response in the comments.
kill with mind
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Spock


In honour of the new Star Trek that's coming out, as well as the fact that we all know Sam is a gigantic dork.
delight
Title: If Wishes Were...
Author: danae_b
Rating: White Cortina (established relationship, fluff and banter)
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Word Count: 500 words
Notes: This started as a drabble, was edited into a double drabble, and now exists as a 500 word ficlet. Just some fluff for breval, not that I remember why I originally wrote it for her. ♥ Bit of a beta done by lozenger8, thanks!
Summary: The weekend is here.

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just kiss
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Mistake
irreplaceable
I just got the most brilliant Gene/Sam fic for Not Prime Time, and everyone should read it! It's here:

Send It Off In A Letter To Yourself (1744 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Life on Mars (UK)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gene Hunt/Sam Tyler
Characters: Sam Tyler, Gene Hunt
Additional Tags: Others Mentioned - Freeform, Epistolary, Suicide mention
Summary:

Sam writes letters to the only person who might understand.



It you're around here, Mystery Author, can I just say ilu <3
simonc4
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Elusive
sassy
25th-Jun-2016 09:19 pm - Life on Mars Mini Reversebang Posting
Hello!

The grand day has come.

Head on over to lomreversebang to post and view fics inspired by awesome art.
Loz Cola
25th-Jun-2016 11:39 am - Roleplay on Mars - it still exists!
Hi guys!

Just a little reminder that Roleplay on Mars, an RP that I and Fern have been playing since May 2013, is still up and active - we usually update at least once a day each, but sometimes even more. So if any of you are feeling the fandom blues, do come on over and have a read - we've accumulated quite a number of threads/stories by now too, so there definitely isn't a shortage of fresh fandom material.

The stories range from whumpy to romantic to cracky to really damn romantic to... all of those, so I'm sure you'll find something you like! Also be advised that sometimes, sex happens. Explicit sex. We kinda stopped warning for that, so uh... now you know. XD

So, here's the link again: Clickety-click! Enjoy. <3

(P.S.: Since Fern is coming to visit me tomorrow, we might actually update the banner sometime next week...!)
lom-debate
19th-Jun-2016 08:42 pm - (When) will the watchalong continue?
Is everybody too busy with work or studies? I really miss the watchalong :(

I checked the chatroom and a few weeks ago someone had posted: "Wow, this fandom really is dead :-("

That hurt. Don't die, our lovely lomcom!
words of wisdom
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Risk
sam and gene
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Silence
ow
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Release
really?
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Water


Whether it's the weather or whatever else you wish it to be,interpret as you desire and have fun!
it&#39;s about to be writ again
8th-May-2016 09:51 am - Mother's Day
No chat today, Happy Mother's Day to those who celebrate!
some better day
1st-May-2016 12:11 pm - Life on Mars chat!
Hello all! Tis I, your one and only Dana (there is only one of me, right??), here to announce the weekly chat/watchalong (if enough interested parties show up)! We're up to 2x01 this week, hope to see some of you there!

The chatroom will open at 7pm BST. If you're not sure of what time that is for you, then you can use this handy handy clock right here to verify. After you know when and where you are, clickity click right here to join us in the chatroom!

What are you waiting for?!
my kingdom
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