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This week's prompt is:

Brunch
samgene
21st-May-2015 08:54 pm - Manchester here I come...
Off up to Manchester tomorrow morning for a few days stay then around the Peak District and Lincoln so you never know, I may come back inspired with grumbly Gene ficcyness at the end of it all. When I'm back I'll search Henry's innards for missing Little Sam… And then nepthys will be with me for writing time! So any prompts involving angst boys muchly appreciated. xxx
fawsley estate
Title: The Boxing Life
Artist: little_cello
Rating: White Cortina
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Summary/Notes: Just a very quick card, inspired by and dedicated to rebelxxwaltz. <3

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lom-pleasedsammy
17th-May-2015 01:43 pm - LOM Chat Tonight!
I'm taking it upon myself completely today to say that there's going to be a chat tonight. Rebel is out of town but you can probably always rely on good old Dana!

The Lifein1973 chatroom will be open from 7PM GMT tonight. You can check what time that is for you right here if you aren't quite certain.

I was thinking that, if enough people end up showing up, we could talk about a possible watchalong? I think it's been long enough since we had our last one. Anything to try and generate some interest and activity, right? The last time this came up we were going to watch something other than LoM, but it never really went anywhere. *jabs with a friendly stick* Shove a bacon butty in your mouth and drive backwards very fast to the chatroom already! What are you waiting for?
really?
Title: Cowboys and Wizards
Artist: little_cello
Rating: White Cortina
Characters: Sam, Gene (also a smidgen of Sam/Gene if you're wearing your shipping goggles)
Summary: Two ACEOs I finished the other day - cowboy!AU and Harry Potter!AU, dedicated to fern_tree and talkingtothesky respectively. <3
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lom-debate
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you may respond to the drabble challenge at ANY point during the week, not only the day that it's posted. You can also use the awfully handy "track this" button if you want to keep an eye on it.

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This week's prompt is:

Wish
samgene
10th-May-2015 01:07 pm - LOM Chat Tonight!
So, it's Sunday, I'm Dana, and Rebel's working! Sadness. Chat will be open tonight, however, though I don't know if I'll be around -- it's Mother's day in the US, plus it's my own mother's birthday. Just posting the announcement because Rebel can't!

The Lifein1973 chatroom will be open from 7PM GMT tonight. You can check what time that is for you right here if you aren't quite certain.

*jabs with a friendly stick* Shove a bacon butty in your mouth and drive backwards very fast to the chatroom already! What are you waiting for?
delight
7th-May-2015 05:56 pm - In RE: Who Showed The Note?
So about one and a half years ago, aisforinterval asked the following question: If Kramer, at the beginning of ep 1x01, really got released from a mental ward, then who showed the court the note that said he was mentally ill, before Sam destroyed it?

At the time, I didn't really have an answer, and forgot about it. but my little exploration of a certain aspect of ep 2x08 actually gave me a possibility that I grew increasingly fond of. And since that thread is really old by now, I figured it'd be worth to post in a new entry? I think it's a fun thing to discuss at any rate. :D

Sooo, without further ado, here's my little theory, under the cut...!

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lom-really
3rd-May-2015 11:21 am - LOM Chat Tonight!
So, it's Sunday, Rebel's working, and I have errands to run, but have a super early announcement for the weekly chatroom!

The Lifein1973 chatroom will be open from 7PM GMT tonight. You can check what time that is for you right here if you aren't quite certain.

*jabs with a friendly stick* Shove a bacon butty in your mouth and drive backwards very fast to the chatroom already! What are you waiting for?
ow
Title: Just Annie
Artist: little_cello
Rating: White Cortina
Character: Annie
Notes: Just another portrait practice. <3

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xmas-sammy
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you may respond to the drabble challenge at ANY point during the week, not only the day that it's posted. You can also use the awfully handy "track this" button if you want to keep an eye on it.

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This week's prompt word is:


Dolphins


Or, if you prefer: Earlobe
sam
Title: Expectations Defied
Author: danae_b
Rating: Brown Cortina (established relationship Sam/Gene, introspective Gene, smut and then more smut, bittersweetness + angst + fluff at the end)
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Word Count: Around 5.4k
Notes: I started writing a Gene pov bedfic to complement Preconceived Notions. Angst and bittersweetness and a whole lot of introspective Gene occurred. I have a particular fondness for writing this sort of Gene. Oh yeah, and smut. Which, for all that happens in this story, I don't really think it's a pwp. I'll tag it as one anyhow though, just in case.
I wrote the week before last when I was... deliriously high from a severe lack of sleep. I've tidied it up some since then but this story was formed, at its most basic level, when I'd not slept for a good eighty hours. ... just leaving that note as an added warning, I guess.
I have a lot of posting-related anxiety. This right here? Is TERRIFYING. Posting and I don't get on very well. *implodes*
Summary: Some other thoughts about Sam, and Gene, and Gene's bed.

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ow
26th-Apr-2015 01:03 pm - LoM Chat tonight!
Heyyyyy dudes and dudettes! Guess what? Today is Sunday, and there will be a Life on Mars chat beginning at 7pm BST! Check yer worldclock if you aren't sure what time that is in your neck of the woods.

Chat here!

Your friendly local Reb is enjoying her first day off in the past 11 days, so needless to say I am looking forward to a fun and exciting day of yard work, laundry, dishes, and errands! Hopefully I will have time to pop by, but please feel free to crack the Party Seven without me.

What are you waiting for? Shove a bacon butty in your mouth and drive backwards very fast to the chat room! :D
blame neil!
26th-Apr-2015 04:03 pm - A Lesson In Northern Slang
Hiya everyone!

So I stumbled upon this fairly amusing and actually really educating video on Northern Slang words!

Linkedy-link!

Apart from being fun to watch, I figured it might help our American fic writers (or even non-Northern ones as Dan so impressively proves) getting a bit more into the local language etc. :) Have fun! <3
lom-wtf
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you may respond to the drabble challenge at ANY point during the week, not only the day that it's posted. You can also use the awfully handy "track this" button if you want to keep an eye on it.

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This week's prompt is:

Knackered
sam
23rd-Apr-2015 01:51 am - searching for fic, post series
Hæ there, sorry I am not sure where to ask this but I hope its okei here. I am looking for an old Life on Mars fic that I read ages ago and I would like to read again.

It happens after the series end and Sam Tyler is back. I don't remember much from the plot except it involved the past life of Sam Tyler or more like Sam Williams of C-division. I remember very little of it except that Sam and Gene go to Hide and investigate Sam Williams and that other bloke, Morgan. It was very involved story and i think it was also a Gene/Sam story as well.

Does anyone recognise this vague plot?

I am also looking for any Life on Mars stories that are long and involved with some plot...
Title: Before I Walk Away
Rating: Blue Cortina
Word Count/Length: 1551
Notes: Despite my adoration of Life On Mars, this is actually my first ever fanfic for it. It was inspired by a prompt on the comment_fic community, under the theme ‘Out Of Time’. The prompt was posted by draycevixen and was “Life on Mars, Sam Tyler/Gene Hunt, it's way past time to say something”. Warnings: Language, violence, homophobia and struggles to come to terms with bisexuality.
Summary: Gene is struggling to come to terms with urges he can’t understand. When Sam says he wants to leave as there is no reason for him to stay, and sets Gene with a very short time limit to give him a reason to stay, emotions flare just as violently as tempers do.

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Title: Bittersweet
Author: danae_b
Rating: Green Cortina (and that's probably pushing it)
Pairing/Characters: Sam/Maya, Sam/Annie, Sam/Gene (if you want to read it that way) // Ruth, Maya, Annie, Gene and Sam
Word Count: 400 words exactly (a collection of four drabbles)
Notes: A very belated story/drabble set that I suppose is meant to honour Valentine's Day. Drabbles inspired by the weekly drabble challenges -- #315 (fruit and veg), #317 (chocolate), #318 (unlucky) and #319 (history).
Just some drabbles, a scattered assortment of them. Please enjoy. ♥
Summary: Chocolate, to suit the season.

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please boop this nose
Title: I Didn't Turn Around
Artist: little_cello
Rating: Blue Cortina
Character: Sam
Warnings: Brainchild of the darker side of my brain, hence implied character death
Notes: Old sketch/concept, brand new colouring - this has been on my mind for a very long time. But more on that underneath the cut. <3

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lom-lonely
19th-Apr-2015 12:53 pm - LOM Chat Tonight!
Hey everyone, guess what! It's Sunday, so naturally that means that poor Rebel's at work, so Dana's here to announce the weekly Life on Mars chat! (I'm about to head out for some errands but I plan on stopping by later on!)

The Lifein1973 chatroom will be open from 7PM GMT tonight. You can check what time that is for you right here if you aren't quite certain.

*jabs with a friendly stick* Shove a bacon butty in your mouth and drive backwards very fast to the chatroom already! What are you waiting for?
sam tyler
Hi!

As most of you probably know, For The Love of Cars (a show about vintage cars, with Phil Glenister as "host") continues tonight at 8pm UK time on Channel 4 with the first episode of its second series - and it has been announced, that tonight will feature a very special guest, namely...

... the Cortina!

That's right, several photos have been released of Phil together with the original Ford Cortina from the Life on Mars series. Apparently it's quite an emotional reunion, so make sure you tune in, or catch up on it as soon as you can! And even if you're not that interested in cars - I really recommend you watch this show, it's hilarious and precious and will actually make you love cars. <3
lom-nailedit
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you may respond to the drabble challenge at ANY point during the week, not only the day that it's posted. You can also use the awfully handy "track this" button if you want to keep an eye on it.

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This week's prompt is:


Swimming
sam
Title: Annie
Artist: little_cello
Rating: White Cortina
Character: Annie
Notes: Annie. Simple portrait practice. <3

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lom-annie
Title: Preconceived Notions
Author: danae_b
Rating: Blue Cortina
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Word Count: Around 1k
Notes: I have had a bad lifetime bad year bad week and it culminated in me needing to write some massive bittersweet and angsty OTP fluff.
MY ROOMMATE DRIVES ME ABSOLUTELY CRAZY.
Summary: Some thoughts about Sam, and Gene, and Gene's bed.

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just kiss
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