Erin (La Cidiana)
Fandom: Life on Mars
Pairing: Sam/Annie
Characters: Annie, Sam, Others
Genre: Psychological Drama, Surreal
Words: ~3,900
Rating: PG-13

Notes: So there was this fic exchange a couple of years ago...

For [ profile] aisforinterval, who has literally waited TWO LONG YEARS for this thing. (Clearly, 2015 is the year of posting everything-that-is-almost-finished-but-not-quite that lives in my fic folders.) I doubt any gift is worth a wait that long, but I hope you enjoy this at least in some small part!

Thanks (as always) to [ profile] talkingtothesky for beta'ing/proofreading/Britpicking. (Though I kept American spelling/punctuation because I'm a bad person.)

Summary: Every day is normal.
Prompt: Sam is frustrated by still being unable to leave 1973, starts experimenting with lucid dreaming, finds that it affects/controls the world of 1973.

Crossposted: Dreamwidth, Livejournal, AO3

Annie's alarm goes at 7AM. )
music: Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
mood: determined
Erin (La Cidiana)
Companion FST to my Life on Mars / Doctor Who longfic crossover Starman!

I created the core of this playlist years ago, and since then it's guided a lot of my structure/theming, seeing as I primarily plan scenes out in my head with audio/visuals rather than descriptions (screenwriting major derp derp). You can basically consider this playlist a chronological "movie soundtrack" to the fic, except for the various Part titles, which are instead basically outlines for their sections, and "The Real Me," which is basically... an outline for the whole fic dkjfhaksd

Track List / Extra Notes )
music: Soft Cell - Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go
mood: tired
Erin (La Cidiana)

Fandom: Life on Mars / Doctor Who
Principal Characters: Sam Tyler, Gene Hunt, Annie Cartwright | the Doctor (Ten), the Master (Simm)
Pairings: Sam/Gene (eventual), Doctor/Master (par for the course), Sam/Annie (unrequited)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dark
Words: ~46,400
Rating: R for violence, language, disturbing images/themes

Summary: "Wonder how a bloke gets like that. Being a monster."

Notes / Acknowledgements )

Cover / Master Post )
music: James Blunt - 1973
mood: accomplished
Erin (La Cidiana)
Fandom: Life on Mars
Characters: Sam, Gene, Maya, Annie, Others
Genre: Drama-ish
Words: ~4,100
Rating: PG-13 for language
Notes: Been hanging on to this one for a while -- finally decided to just let 'er post. Many thanks to [ profile] talkingtothesky for beta-ing, Britpicking, and general late night (early morning?) fangirling. ♥

Summary: Sam wakes up in 2007. No one else seems to find this strange.

Crossposted: Dreamwidth, Livejournal, AO3

Sam wakes up in 2007 one morning without trumpets or fanfare or a shred of pomp and circumstance. )
mood: complacent
music: Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
Erin (La Cidiana)

Fandom: Life on Mars
Pairing: Sam/Gene
Characters: Ensemble
Genre: Humor/Drama
Words: ~18,000
Rating: R for language, violence
Notes: This was supposed to be a fun little trope romp to practice humor. And then. And then.

Shout-outs to my fantabulous BFF and beta [personal profile] court, my awesomesauce Britpicker [ profile] talkingtothesky, and everyone else who has ever been kind enough to read snippets of this along the way, most especially [ profile] tinted_glass. (And of course, LoM Sunday chat! Your collective pom-poms meant the world. ♥)

Summary: It's the freakiest Friday.



music: Florence and the Machine - Howl
mood: exhausted
Erin (La Cidiana)
25 April 2013 @ 02:32 am
Fandom: Life on Mars
Characters: OC, Sam, Annie, Gene
Pairing: Sam/Annie

For: [personal profile] talkingtothesky
Prompt: Sam/Annie, parents, domesticity

Summary: Lucy Tyler learns.

Notes: Remember that LoM ficathon? Way back in October?


A million, trillion apologies to [personal profile] talkingtothesky and just as many thank-yous for her everlasting patience. ♥ Beta'd by the lovely [personal profile] court.

Crossposted: Dreamwidth, Livejournal, AO3

1978. Lucy Tyler's first memory. )
music: The Wright Brothers - Blood On My Name
mood: tired
Erin (La Cidiana)
15 August 2012 @ 02:28 am
For the past year or so (wow!) I've been hacking away at a hefty LoM/DW Sam!Master crossover longfic because the concept of Sam!Master is something I can't ever get over. So far, I'm at 29K words (BIGGER WOW) and still going strong (BIGGEST WOW???) even though I'm probably only about halfway done (WHAT HSFGSLFS). During this whole process, I've done a bunch of doodling/reference art for myself and while I was waiting to either post it with the finished fic or not at all, [personal profile] ferntree was an enabling sweetheart and talked me into sharing this particular image in LoM chat the other day.

This is meant to be an ensemble "cover" type image of the four principal characters in the fic (minus the antagonist, OR IS IT AAHAHAHA), mostly to INSPIRE(!!!!) myself rather than serve any real purpose sjghaks this is my working method, okay. Fic excerpts included because I've promised myself not to post any chapters before I'm finished with the entire thing, but do you realize how hard it's been to stop myself. (Also, while on the subject, I think I owe it to [personal profile] margo_kim to mention that she's the greatest beta ever. ♥)

Uh. Right. Fanart.

Crossposted: Dreamwidth, Livejournal

Notes: G-rated / worksafe / zero spoilers / wholesome all-around

All in your head. )
mood: calm
music: Genesis - That's All
Erin (La Cidiana)
26 April 2012 @ 10:41 pm
hannah and maia were trying to explain to me their feelings on tonight's vampire diaries episode through some profound scholarly comparisons

I can't stop laughing )

one day I'll post something of consequence, I swear
mood: tired
music: The Glitch Mob - Fortune Days
Erin (La Cidiana)
20,000 words

this is a big deal for me okay sfjhaskjfhdfhasfHASJLFKASFK there is a reason I just call this thing "the longfic" and that is because my life has never had any other longfics

Random Excerpt )

so uh now to sit down and do my schoolwork with as much dogged persistence sometime, um
music: Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
mood: ecstatic
Erin (La Cidiana)
12 March 2012 @ 07:36 am
Fandom: Life on Mars
Pairing: Sam/Gene (sort of)
Genre: Humor
Words: ~500
Rating: PG; minor language
Spoilers: None!
Notes: Originally posted to my tumblr back in November as a kneejerk response to a certain photo. Expect: Accidental Americanisms. Don't expect: Sense.

Summary: Sam buys Gene a drink. At a coffeeshop. In 2006.

It's small. )
mood: tired
music: Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know
Erin (La Cidiana)
26 February 2012 @ 10:27 pm
Fandom: Life on Mars
Characters: Sam, Annie, Gene, Chris, Ray
Pairing: Sam/Annie
Genre: Gen/Drama/Dark-ish
Words: ~1800
Rating: PG; some language
Spoilers: Mostly gen. Alternate events following Life on Mars ending; disregards all Ashes to Ashes canon. "Nowhere Man" by The Beatles.

Summary: A happy ending depends on where you stop your story.

Notes: Very first LoM writing I ever did, though I eventually cannibalized most of this fic's concepts for my post-apoca. Here is what remains! Beta'd by [personal profile] court (♥!), and apologies for any amateur character missteps and/or unintentional Americanism.

Crossposted: Dreamwidth, Livejournal, AO3

Sam's never fancied himself a brave man, not really. )
mood: mellow
music: Sonic Generations - Crisis City (Modern)
Erin (La Cidiana)
21 February 2012 @ 03:26 am
Did I mention how obsessed I am with this series? Well, to reiterate: I am really damn obsessed with this series.

Anyway, in celebration of getting [ profile] tinted_glass to sit down and watch some with me... here's a sketch dump!

Notes: G-rated / worksafe / zero spoilers / wholesome all-around / etc. etc. Some Doctor Who crossover-ing?

Crossposted: Dreamwidth, Livejournal

Fanart: Sam & Gene Sketch Dump, Life on Mars )

music: The Glitch Mob - Between Two Points (ft. Swan)
Erin (La Cidiana)
08 January 2012 @ 05:10 am
Fandom: Life on Mars
Pairing: Sam/Annie
Genre: Drama
Words: ~700
Rating: PG; dark themes, insanity
Spoilers/Notes: For [ profile] talkingtothesky at [ profile] martianholiday. Fake cut leads to LJ.

Prompt: Sam/Annie, timey-wimeyness, word: glass.

( It must be a terrible thing, Sam thought, to be mad. )
music: Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
Erin (La Cidiana)
08 January 2012 @ 03:41 am
I haven't posted for a while in this, and when I do, it seems to generally be fic or other fan contributions, but just in case that anyone still wants to follow me...

I have moved to hughes @ Dreamwidth!

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD ME ON DW! After getting amped up for Dreamwidth in the light of LJ's idiocy, I'm actually aiming to post a bit more to my journal, so, um... yes! It'll probably still be as incoherent as it was in the good ol' days, but there you go!

I'll also still be crossposting everything to Livejournal for the sake of ease -- fic and fan contributions included, so LJ users, never fear! You won't miss out on anything from my... all-important... self. Um.

On an added note, you can also find me on hughes @ tumblr 24/7, so feel free to add me there too if... you don't mind gratuitous postings of Dean/Cas Supernatural and Sam/Gene Life on Mars.

...Hughes is my new thang now. Idk. IS IT A DECENT HANDLE? At least now people won't confuse La Cidiana as Laci Diana, right dsgsalihdg
mood: mellow
music: Ludovico Einaudi - Nightbook
Erin (La Cidiana)
Fandom: Life on Mars
Characters: Gene, Sam
Genre: Gen/Dark/Post-Apoca
Words: 4,304
Rating: R-ish; violence, language, reference to character deaths
Spoilers/Notes: Alternate events following Life on Mars ending; disregards all Ashes to Ashes canon. Lyrics taken from Kashmir by Led Zeppelin.

Summary: Sam's world collapses around them.

A/N: My first completed Life on Mars fic! A million, trillion thank-yous all around to [ profile] margo_kim for beta-ing, [ profile] edzel2 for Britpicking, and to [ profile] burningvigor and [ profile] arcapelago for multiple in-progress reads and constant writerly support. ♥

x-posted: AO3

He remembers it like a distant dream, before his kingdom crumbled. )
mood: rushed
music: Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Erin (La Cidiana)
30 September 2011 @ 03:40 pm

Laziest. Layout change. Ever. EEEEE. Can't quite bring myself to get rid of the Nathan moodset, though. ;A;

Oh, also, totally behind on schoolwork, as per usual. And I (somehow) got an internship at the writing department for a scripted show.

mood: chipper
music: Florence and the Machine - Drumming Song
Erin (La Cidiana)
13 August 2011 @ 04:03 pm





HELLO, ALL! God, it's been nearly half a year since I've posted, hasn't it? Partly because I have been LEGITIMATELY BUSY WITH... LIFE THINGS (school, writing, full-time internship, south america vacation, comic con, concert, what have you), and partly because I have been illegitimately busy with... fandom things.

Bottom line, these are my fandoms rn:

- Life on Mars
- Doctor Who
- Top Gear
- Life on Mars
- Life on Mars

FFFFFFFUCK YOU BBC I held out so long on anglophiling, man. So bloody long. And yes, Top Gear is a fandom. Don't. even. talk. to me okay this is my life now.

But yeah. Life on Mars. MAN I REMEMBER when people on my f-list were ranting about it when it first came out, you know, FIVE YEARS AGO, and I was like WHAT IS THIS WEIRD THING WITH THAT SQUISHY-FACED MASTER GUY AND AN OLD CAR LOL IT LOOKS DUMB

and now

now sam tyler is my puppycakes and I want to cuddle him to sleep every night

uhhh MAN MY INCOHERENCY HASN'T GOTTEN MUCH BETTER, HAS IT? Anyhoo, I've been sadly behind on RP things, but I've been good about writing! I'm uh kind of completely obsessed with the whole Sam!Master concept right now so I have about. 8300 words of that. so far. and lots of pages of planning sfjkhaksfhja it is my baby project right now. IT IS THE SEXIEST IDEA EVER OK and although there are about a million fics written for it, I've only found one that fully Meets My Needs. So. Clearly, I must take matters into my own hands. :|a

AND ALSO YES. Internship. Suffice to say that between the last entry and now, I interned for several months at a comic book company and for this summer, I've interned at a cable television network and edited web clips for them WHICH HAS ALL BEEN VERY AMAZING AND EXCITING and maybe I'll go into more detail in an f-locked post. 8D

Man. LJ-posting. This is making me horribly nostalgic and weepy and NO MORE PAID ACCOUNT LOOK AT MY SAD SIX LITTLE ICONS.

Oh right and Dean/Castiel. Supernatural is the kingpin of fandoms that stick in your brain and I am so bad for Dean/Cas right now and forever skjfhajksfa. SCREAM I SAW THEM AT COMIC CON. I SAW THEM I SAW THEM I PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT JENSEN ACKLES WAS A MYTHICAL UNICORN OF BEAUTY BUT HE ACTUALLY EXISTS THIS IS AMAZING TO ME

....and OH GOD NATHAN MOOD ICON. NATHAN. I STILL LU. SOBBBBB heroes is still a gaping wound only bandaged by new beautiful wonderfulness.

I sound drugged up BYE GUYS
mood: nostalgic
music: Oasis - Wonderwall