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5th-Apr-2018 12:47 am - Fic: Tilting at the Wind (Maya/Sam)
Title: Tilting at the Wind
Author: Hmpf MacSlow
Rating: Green Cortina
Characters/Pairings: Maya/Sam
Word count: ca. 1500
Notes: Thanks to edzel_2 for the beta/britpicking!
Summary: Maya and Sam. Recovering, sort of. It's complicated.

AO3 link:

Tilting at the Wind (AO3)
neck fetish
18th-Mar-2018 02:41 pm - Fic beta needed (Maya/Sam)
I've just finished a fic that I started, believe it or not, in 2006. It was an absolute nightmare to write, for some reason - I literally worked on it continuously for all that time, though it's not even long (about 1500 words). It's from Maya's POV, which was a large part of the problem, really, because we're given so very little of her in canon. I also had to pack a whole lot of psychological complexity into it, and it somehow demanded to be done in a very "compressed" format, which meant constant weeding out/distilling down, which can be very hard in its own right.

(And yes, I know it's a little mad to work on a piece of fanfiction for that long. To be fair, I wrote other things in the meantime, too.)

Anyway, it's done now, and since I'm not a native speaker, I feel I should run it past a beta. Yet all my former contacts in this fandom aren't active anymore, and I'm not sure anyone still is, really...

If you'd like to get an idea of what my writing is like, here's my last LoM fic before this one:
https://archiveofourown.org/works/345751

Any takers?
weirdface
21st-Jun-2017 10:52 am - Searching for a fic
Hey, I haven't been around in a loooong time. Recently I had to think about LoM and the awesomeness of the whole show. In my mind I was thinking about some fics I read and some new(?) ideas came to me.

Is there a fic where Sam is taken care of by a Pakistani family?

Kinda like a surrogate family to Sam because his Mum is always working (so is Auntie Heather) and Sam is quite often on his own.

I had to remember that scene where Sam kind of invades that family's home to talk to Maya on the screen and he breaks down crying. So is there like a fic where Sam gets taken care of either as a kid or as an adult by a Pakistani/Indian family? (Were Ravi and his brother even Pakistani??? Man, I need to rewatch the show!)

Hope you guys can help me (or you get inspired to write something ;)).
zugeneigt
29th-Apr-2017 09:19 pm - Thank you; and new beginnings
I first stumbled across this community the night Season 2, Episode 6 aired in the UK, which according to Wikipedia was 27th March 2007. On 5th May 2007, I posted my first LoM fic. Since then I simply cannot count the number of wonderful people I've met / chatted to / shared ideas and all kinds of fanworks with. It's been a phenomenal 10 years, and I am so proud of our corner of fandom. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for shaping our lives with love for a TV show.

Following previous posts on the subject, which you can see here and here (members locked), I would like to formally invite you all over to our Dreamwidth community:


You can still post on the LJ comm if you want to, I will continue to import any new developments here over to Dreamwidth. But I'd like the DW version not to be just a back-up from now on.

If you'd like to make the DW community look and feel that little bit more like this one, you can claim your LJ OpenID and link it to your Dreamwidth account.

I really hope we can make a fresh start on DW while still sharing the love for 1973.

To quote our beloved Sam Tyler: "Whichever strange place you find yourself in, make that your home."
annie
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Reflect
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Hope
Basic
Release
Yellow
Help
Punch
Elephant
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Title: Art Dump, Postcard Edition
Artist: little_cello
Rating: White Cortina
Characters: Sam, Gene, Ivanhoe
Notes: A collection of postcards I did over the last few months - they've been very relaxing to do. So relaxing that I barely touched digital art for over half a year, really.

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12th-Mar-2017 02:46 pm - Checking In, Thinking of y'all
This is not fic or art, but rather musings and yearnings and thoughts.

I have been on a lengthy break from fandom at this point; not something I planned but something I've accepted. I've been getting back to painting over the last year or so, trying to find motivation and inspiration for art, thinking of ways to move it in new directions.

I do miss writing fic, but while I've occasionally thought about writing in other fandoms the urge is not so strong and I have trouble imagining how they'd live up to what this fandom was to me. I have a couple of really awesome unfinished LoM fics that could still bring me back. And I do have art ideas from time to time. I find myself particularly imagining things that would please danae_b were I to draw and post them, as she is so amazingly present here.

I think of you. I think of the awesome people I met in this comm. I wonder how you're doing. I reread fics, on occasion, or just reminisce about them - they're painted indelibly on my brain. I miss the time when livejournal was more active and one could feel connected to people through their posts. I'm still at least a little bit in touch with a couple of people through other social media - fb and tumblr and instagram, but there was a raw honesty and intimacy to livejournal posts that you don't always get through those other sources.

How ARE you, comm?
hands
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Sleep
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Title: Wonder of Wonders
Author: danae_b
Rating: White Cortina (dialogue only, with maybe a hint of green cortina?)
Pairings: Sam/Gene
Word Count: 1200ish words
Notes: Series of dialogue only ficlets, showing the progression of a relationship. Relatively fluffy.
First posted to tumblr, now crossposted here and AO3.
Summary: Some things that get said, and some things that change along the way.

(Wonder of Wonders)
(links off-site to AO3)
brace yourself
Title: Over and Done
Artist: danae_b
Rating: White Cortina
Characters: Sam
Notes: Just a silly thing I started sometime last year and finished in September. It sat around on my harddrive close to forever (well, a few months) and I tweaked it a lot during that time but could never work up the nerve to post it. First posted it on tumblr about a week ago, and now, here we are.
Summary: Just Sam, tired of all the bullshit.

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Title: Of Wolf And Man (RP doodles)
Artists: little_cello and fern_tree
Rating: up to Brown Cortina for blood, just to be on the safe side (copious amounts of both Sam!whump and Gene!whump... though actually that ratio is around 30/70 here)
Pairing: Sam/Gene (basically Friends to Lovers over the course of the story)
Notes: Fern and I are still RPing, and our werewolf!Gene thread has been a much-loved favourite of ours ever since we started it last March (and it's still going strong!). We exchanged doodles and sketches over the last year, so I thought it'd be nice to compile them in one post, and maybe even wet people's appetites to go have a read over at Roleplay on Mars. ;)

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lom-debate
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Clandestine
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22nd-Feb-2017 02:01 pm - Inside No 9, episode: The Bill
I hope you all had/will have the chance to see last night's episode of (the hilarious dark comedy series) Inside No 9, which had a guest-starring role for Philip Glenister. Well worth the watch!

For those inside the UK, here is the link to the iPlayer (available for 29 days).
love
Title: Eight Random Drabbles
Author: danae_b
Rating: White Cortina (some established relationship, some gen, some friendship, some hints of OT3)
Characters: 1) Sam and Gene (Sam/Gene); 2) Sam and CID et al; 3-5) Sam, Annie, Gene (Sam/Annie, Sam/Gene); 6-8) Sam, Annie, Gene (OT3-ish)
Word Count: 8 x 100
Notes: One final batch of make-up drabbles inspired by the weekly challenge, though the future could always hold more!

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Relief
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Title: Art Dump, Inktober edition
Artist: little_cello
Rating: White Cortina, nothing wild, just a wheeny bit of angst somewhere in between
Characters: Sam, Gene, Annie
Notes: I kind of did Inktober last year, so it thought I'd share the spoils here. :) Enjoy!

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lom-working
John Simm will be in tomorrow's episode of "My London" on BBC Radio London at 13:00 GMT, talking to Gary Crowley about his memories of the capital, for a whole 60 minutes!

Catch the show here - I believe the BBC radio programmes are all accessible worldwide - and if you can't listen to it live, it should be available for at least another week after airing. :)

(And on a side-not, don't forget to catch John Simm in the next series of The Catch, airing March 9th - Rhys has been promoted to regular! And who doesn't need more Rhys in their lives.)
lom-Manchester
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Secondary Characters
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Title: Eight Random Drabbles
Author: danae_b
Rating: White Cortina (some established relationship, some gen, some friendship, lots of vagueness, some of these could maybe be during series but 'When It Pours' is definitely post-series)
Characters: 1) Sam and Gene (1 of 3); 2) Sam and Gene (2 of 3); 3) Sam and Gene (3 of 3); 4) Sam, Annie and Gene (Sam/Annie/Gene); 5) Sam and Gene; 6) Phyllis (Phyllis knows what's going on); 7) Sam and Gene; 8) Sam and Gene
Word Count: 8 x 100
Notes: Another batch of make-up drabbles inspired by the weekly challenge. Second set of three!

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Stop
Forget
Flash
Clock
Glove
Shatter
Bucket


It's been a while, but here goes nothing!
brace yourself
Title: Complementary, Contemporary
Author: danae_b
Rating: Brown Cortina (established relationship, fluff, smut, dash of romance, domestics)
Pairings: Sam/Gene
Word Count: 5.7k
Notes: lozenger8 and I exchanged prompts and this is the story I wrote! I meant to link to it sooner, but it slipped my mind. Sorry for that!
Thanks to talkingtothesky for the beta. ♥ Any remaining errors are to be blamed on me.
Summary: It's just dinner with Gene, Sam probably shouldn't overreact.

(Complementary, Contemporary)
(links off-site to AO3)
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it's just gravitational (4077 words) by Loz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Life on Mars (UK)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gene Hunt/Sam Tyler
Additional Tags: Friends to Lovers, Fluff
Summary: danae_b prompted me to write a fic, this is the result.

Gene prides himself on his ability to suss people out and have a working idea about their backstory within about ten minutes of contact. He’s good at predicting what they’ve done and what they’re yet to do. He knows when people are lying—to him or to themselves.

So it vexes him that Sam is a mystery.

Loz Cola
Title: Falling, Again
Author: little_cello
Reader: talkingtothesky
Rating: Green Cortina
Wordcount: 2,106
File: .mp3, 11mb, 11:40
Notes: This is my surprise Christmas present to little_cello :D

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annie
Title: A Time and a Place
Author: danae_b
Rating: Brown Cortina (over all, Brown Cortina for this part) (across both parts, we have: established relationship, Gene's a Christmas grouch, a dash of casefic and then Christmas fluff and smut)
Pairings/Characters: Sam/Gene // Sam, Gene, OCs aplenty, Gene's mum
Word Count: 5k in this part (12.5k total)
Notes: From the moment I started this story, I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do with it and I pretty much think I nailed it. It was fun to write, and I'm pretty dang pleased with how it turned out, and I hope if you read it that you enjoy it, that it imparts a bit of holiday joy <3<3<3
Endless thanks go to lozenger8 for the wonderful beta, as well as all the hand-holding in general, and all of her picky-pain dedication ;) ♥
Summary: It's supposed to be no big deal, what they do on Christmas.

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