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100 Unwritten Fics #006 
3rd-Jun-2012 06:21 pm
Life on Mars (Sam contemplates)
This is another in a long line of Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes fics I have not written. For a while now (since we first heard about Ashes to Ashes), I've imagined a Sam/Alex fic entitled 'A Letter to You on a Cassette' (title from The Whitlams' song 'No Aphrodisiac Like Loneliness', taurenova is cursing my name in 3, 2, 1...) in which Alex falls in love with Sam from his recordings. She listens to his stories and she loves the world he constructs, the characters and scenery and outlandish cases he solves, but she loves him the most. He's funny and intelligent and upstanding and adorable in some of his cluelessness --- with a rich, warm voice that sends shivers down her spine --- and she wonders why she couldn't have met him, why they have to be divided by time and space, and, well, death. The whole idea is that it's this bittersweet story about falling in love with/grieving over an ideal, about coping with a life lost.

Reason(s) for not having written: It's sort of too depressing, even for me. And then, in S1 A2A, I hated Alex, so the impetus to write there was lost. And then I just always find myself writing S/G, whenever I write Life on Mars fic at all.
Comments 
3rd-Jun-2012 09:04 am (UTC)
Meeeeep. Why must you have all the best ideas.
3rd-Jun-2012 09:06 am (UTC)
Does it make it any better that they're all ideas and no actual fic... or is that worse?

I would be very happy if you wanted to go ahead and use this idea yourself!
3rd-Jun-2012 09:10 am (UTC)
I just. I've had this secret craving for Sam/Alex fic for so long. So I would read the hell out of this. But I don't think I could do it justice at all.
3rd-Jun-2012 09:12 am (UTC)
Yeah see I think that's me also? If I haven't written a fic, chances are it's because subconsciously I don't think I can do it justice.
3rd-Jun-2012 09:46 am (UTC)
This is an absolutely fascinating concept. This 'one hundred fics for you guys to mourn the non-existence of' series is really interesting, but also slightly cruel.
3rd-Jun-2012 09:56 am (UTC)
:D Yes, sorry!

Except that some of them I am planning on getting to one day. Maybe not this one, though.
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4th-Jun-2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, I just think I'd spend half the fic crying over Sam, you know? I'm still a little cut up by Matthew Graham's interpretation of his own show.

:p Hah. I miss writing and whenever I have the energy, I slip into what's comfortable.
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