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June 19th, 2010


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12:04 am - The Finish-a-thon has decided!
I am going to be writing:

Fandom: Doctor Who/Life on Mars
Rating: adult
Type: gen
Description: DI Sam Tyler woke up in 1973, and after months there still isn't sure whether he's mad, in a coma, or back in time. John Smith--a copper, he claims, but Sam's not so sure--muscles into the most disturbing case Sam has ever worked, and Sam begins to see in Smith what he suspects others see in him: a skewed outsider's perspective verging on insanity. Has Smith also traveled through time? Or is there something more sinister in play than Sam has yet figured out? (Might be a tiny bit of het sprinkled in here, Sam/Annie, but should mostly be gen.)


So yeah, the toughest one wins. Naturally. Though I'm very pleased; I've been dying to write this, I've got the whole arc and theme planned out, the first scene started, a decent plot outline...and anything that gives an excuse to rewatch Life on Mars and the Ninth Doctor episodes of Doctor Who is a good thing. :)

You can see what everyone else will be writing here.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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From:kerravonsen
Date:June 19th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
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How much of Life on Mars would one have had to have seen to make sense of the story? I never managed to finish the first season, though I have it somewhere if I need to watch it.
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 19th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Probably you'll be good if you've seen at least a few episodes; possibly you'll be good if you've just seen the pilot. :) I'm thinking it'll be set before the final couple eps in the first series.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:June 19th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's good to know. Thank you. I'll put "watch season 1 of Life on Mars" on my to-do list, but won't feel too bad if I don't manage it before August.
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From:jhall1
Date:June 19th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
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Have fun!
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From:travels_in_time
Date:June 19th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
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I AM ONE THOUSAND PERCENT IN FAVOR OF THIS. YES.
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 19th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Haha, I somehow thought you might be. Warning, though: this is totally my reaction AGAINST all the Sam-is-the-Master fics out there. As in, that's totally not what's going on (and it's not even a spoiler to say so). *g*

But I think you will like this very much when it's finished, yes.
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From:travels_in_time
Date:June 19th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
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That's okay! I love a good Sam-is-the-Master fic--I have one myself in progress, which probably will never be finished--but I also love Sam as himself, with his own identity.

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From:izhilzha
Date:June 20th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
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I...have yet to run into a Sam-Master fic that I could even finish. I think it's something about the character of Sam, adding more identity issues just makes my head explode.

Anyway, there are buckets of fun things to explore in this crossover without that. (And most of them are on the list of reasons why it has to be the Ninth Doctor. *evil grin*)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:June 20th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
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this is totally my reaction AGAINST all the Sam-is-the-Master fics out there. As in, that's totally not what's going on (and it's not even a spoiler to say so
Ah, I was wondering which way you were intending to go on that. Given that this is going to be Nine, you wouldn't even have to provide an explanation as to why Sam resembles the Master (or, strictly speaking, why the Master resembles Sam).

Though this makes me wonder whether there have ever been any "All Creatures Great And Small" crossovers with the 5th Doctor, and if there were, how they explained the resemblance, or whether they explained it at all. It wouldn't be the first time in Who canon, after all, where someone from Team Tardis has been an exact double of someone in that adventure. I believe the 2nd Doctor was identical to someone, then we had Romana I in "The Androids of Tara" and Nyssa in "The Black Orchid". So I suppose the Master's resemblance to Sam wouldn't really need any explanation at all; it would be just "one of those things".
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 20th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
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Yes, that's one reason I'm going with Nine, so I don't have to explain the resemblance--but there's a list of about ten reasons why it has to be Nine, some plot points, some character-related. You shall see. :)

(Oh, I am going to have such fun with this.)
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From:astrogirl2
Date:June 20th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
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You know, the fact that this story idea, radically, didn't sound like yet another Sam-is-the-Master fic is one of the main reasons why I voted for it. :)

I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished result!
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 20th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
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This pleases me. :) Because wow, there is some fine, fine character stuff to be done with Sam and Nine, and I am going to have so much fun working out how it's all going to play. *rubs hands gleefully together*
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From:sarcasticval
Date:June 20th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Oooh. I may have to start watching Life on Mars for this. I am intrigued!
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 23rd, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
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Let me know anytime you want to borrow the DVDs. :) Marie has series 2 right now, but series 1 is at your disposal.

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