In celebration of being free from the LSAT forever (which technically will happen tomorrow, but it's close enough), I submit my pumpkin.
Favorite Characters:Josh. Amy, Donna, Toby, Sam, POTUS, Leo, Charlie, Ainsley.
'Ships that sail for you:Sam/Ainsley (but not post-canon), Josh/Donna, Josh/Amy, Toby/Andy, Josh/Joey (but in a cute, never-really-happens sort of way), Donna/Cliff, CJ/Simon, CJ/Danny, Will/Kate.
Friendships and platonic relationships:POTUS & Leo, Sam & Toby, Sam & Josh, CJ & Josh, Leo & Josh (especially when it has a father-esque & son-esque kind of feel), Josh & Charlie.
Tell us, what stories are you just dying to read? (including ratings you're okay with)? Oh, wow. Hmm. I'd love to read more "moment" stories. Missing moments from canon involving pretty much any of the aforementioned characters. I could always go for stories surrounding the season one finale/season two premiere, or the Gaza plot (but not--for either the shooting or Gaza plots--in a strict hurt-comfort way; I like the developments that happen for characters/friendships/relationships because of those plots), or the 20 Hours in America lost-in-Indiana plot, or the Noel plot, or the Constituency of One plot, or the Donna's diary fiasco plot. (Okay, I'll stop. Hee.) I love backstory, and would be especially interested in backstory for: Josh, Amy, Donna, and Ainsley (though not necessarily together). But any backstory is great. I actually like--nay, love--the later seasons, so there's no need to shy away from later aspects of canon (I like fics that explore how such a tightly-knit group dissolves and grows/breaks apart, but is still connected whether they like it or not). I like stories that explore heavier character moments/aspects as much as I love stories that touch on silly, cute ones. I just love these characters, and their lives--big moments, little moments, snippets never seen in canon, or moments not really related to canon (like, Josh has to dog-sit Henry for Amy, or Sam learns how to bake, or something). And, to fess up, I could totally go for some Josh/Donna or Josh/Amy smut--happy or angsty, doesn't matter (just not actual kinky stuff--not into that for those characters).
Anything to avoid (e.g. I hate AUs, I'm not much into slash)? I don't go for unrealistic (so, all those stories that feature a happy-ever-after Josh and Donna in a house full of kids while miraculously maintaining their careers are not for me). Not into kid!fic. I'm not wild about AUs, and I generally don't prefer stories that are written in a style composed of small sections with one-liners. Slash isn't my thing for this fandom (but I suppose that was obvious from the pairings I listed). Please no Sam-gets-elected-to-office fic.