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13 October 2010 @ 03:54 pm
o hai..  
Favorite Characters: Josh, Donna, Amy, Sam, CJ, Ainsley and Leo in some kind of order. Depends on what day it is, lol.

'Ships that sail for you: Josh/Donna, Sam/Ainsley, Josh/Amy, CJ/Danny, Sam/Mallory, CJ/Simon, Will/Kate, Sam/Donna, Sam/Amy,.. I like ships.. leave me alone *g* lol.

Friendships and platonic relationships: Josh/Sam, Josh/CJ, Donna/Sam, Donna/CJ, Ainsley/Donna, Amy/Donna, Abbey/CJ, Leo/Josh

Tell us, what stories are you just dying to read? (including ratings you're okay with)? Pretty much any ratings. Umm there's a ton of Josh/Donna out there already, so I'm always happy to see some of my other ships get love. Although, I'm not opposed to Josh/Donna fic, either, lol. Right now I've been itching to see something along the lines of Sam/Amy cause it just makes me lol a whole lot. Josh/Amy is always welcome, there's not enough Amy love in general. Sam/Mallory and Will/Kate are also neglected. I'd love some post-show W/K if anyone's up for it.

I'm more than happy with drabbles and short fics. You don't have to write me anything of epic length unless you just want to. I'm a small moments kind of girl. It's what worked for the show and it's what usually works for me in fic. I've been writing a good bit of fluff lately, but usually I'm more of an angster so pretty much anything on the spectrum is fine with me. Bonus points for anything that makes me laugh *g*

Anything to avoid (e.g. I hate AUs, I'm not much into slash)?
Slash isn't my thing. AUs are fine as long as it's not just random. I like stories that still make some sense. But as long as the characters still ring true I'm usually a pretty happy camper.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on November 15th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Little-Known Facts - Amy (Josh/Amy); R
Amy still bets money--lots of money--on a lucrative fact: nobody can pinpoint the place of her childhood. Nobody except Abbey (or any Bartlet), who she addressed by prefixes and surnames, once upon neighboring New Hampshire farmhouses.

In college, she bet Josh fifty dollars (she’d taken smaller risks then). “I bet you can’t guess where I grew up,” she said.

“You mean, state? Or were you looking for something more specific, like--wigwam?” he asked and flashed her a smile, trying to draw hints.

Four weeks after their first handshake, she’d already learned his process, and she quirked her eyebrows as her mouth stretched into a red, glossy grin. “As specific as your sad, feeble brain can manage.”

After Josh struck out, Amy extended her hand. She waited until he slapped a fifty into her palm before she pulled him forward by his wrist and said, “A farm.”

When he refused to believe her, she told him about the time she’d climbed out of her bedroom window at one a.m. The time she’d dashed down the farm’s dirt driveway to meet her boyfriend in the back seat of his car, where she’d fucked him before sneaking back to her house.

She still wins her bets, but when she retells the story that made Josh’s mouth fall open, she doesn’t share the last part.
i already forgot your names: tww; amy rock the votetidbit2008 on November 20th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Little-Known Facts - Amy (Josh/Amy); R
Lol, too too cute. And I so meant to review this before, now, sorry. Lol. But yes, it's really adorable. Thank you so much! :D
shutterbug_12: TWW: Amy/Josh Danceshutterbug_12 on November 29th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
Re: Little-Known Facts - Amy (Josh/Amy); R
You are quite welcome. *g* I know you listed other pairing requests, but...it's so hard for me NOT to write Josh/Amy for you. ;) And I'm really happy you enjoyed it. <3
i already forgot your names: tww; amy rock the votetidbit2008 on November 29th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: Little-Known Facts - Amy (Josh/Amy); R
hee. I had a feeling this was you :D And that's just fine, I always love getting Josh/Amy from you ^_^
(Anonymous) on November 22nd, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
Sam Seaborn has rugged good looks, a voice to make the muses weep, the ethics of an angel and no political sense at all. Amy knew this the minute she met him, and if she were the type of professional operator to keep bitter memories of pointless campaigns, the two weeks she was on Seaborn for Congress's payroll would certainly be up there.

Still, as she grinds her hips against his body, she can't help but see what Josh saw in him. What Bartlet and Leo saw in him. The raw ability to be molded. The way none of the Beltway mud stuck to his neatly tailored Armani jackets. That commanding voice splashed across a thousand ad buys.

He was a perfect gentleman, a lawyer but not a fussy one. He never skipped a dinner date, and cared deeply about the environment. When they were done, he cuddled her closely and they talked about foreign policy until they both fell asleep. But it seemed like the time when he could be a king, the next Bartlet, was slipping away.

It could all be fixed, she decided. If they had the right staff. The right money. The right wife.

That afternoon, she calls Josh. He was running shop at the DNC these days. They've both left the Santos Administration behind them in the dust - she left on purpose when she saw which way the ship was headed, while he got shitcanned after the Santos Education Plan ate dirt. He landed on his feet, though - Josh always did, which was something they shared. They were survivors. Battle hardened warriors. Josh never cuddled - she found it baffling that he could keep Donna around, but then she never understood what Donna saw in him in the first place.

"Amy."

"Deep in your reptilian brain, you have a plan. A plan for Sam." She launches, without preamble.

Josh doesn't miss a beat, "The 47th is open and we're looking for a warm body."

"Not the 47th. You're not sending your best friend - the guy who wrecked two engagements for you, on the Bataan Death March again. How about Vinick's old Senate seat."

"You're his campaign manager now in addition to his fuckbuddy?"

Amy rolled her eyes. "Does Donna know you talk about friends that way?" In the background, she heard Donna laugh and this, for some reason, made Amy smile.

"She's amused. I amuse her. It's a thing." Josh rattled off. "Pilsen's running in that race. You think Sam can take on the well-liked former AG in a primary?"

"He can if there's money."

Josh stays silent for a long minute, and then, "The bachelor thing is going to be a problem."

Donna shouts, so that Amy can hear: "Tell Sam he's withering on the vine!"

Josh giggles a moment later, and it's disturbing that a grown man in his fifties giggles. "He needs to put a ring on it."

A momentary tussle and then Donna is on the phone properly: "Amy, are you serious about this?"

Amy tries not to sigh. She's sure she's about to get a lecture from prim, Midwestern Donnatella Moss - who Amy never liked, but has grudgingly gained her respect. Only Donna could have turned Helen Santos, petite blonde Texan housewife into her own feminist majority. "Yes."

Donna exhaled and said, "I'm free. A trip to California sounds fun. I'll get the money and you - you know, it's the 21st Century. He's already fucked up two engagements, go different. You want to keep him, then you put the ring on it."

Click. Amy stared at her phone, then got back on her bicycle and rode hard down the basin for hours. She had Donna and Josh's money, and Sam. It was a hell of an audacious start.

She hoped Sam liked silver. She thought he'd look lovely in her dad's ring.



i already forgot your names: tww; amy rock the votetidbit2008 on November 22nd, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
Anon, seriously, you just like made my night. This is absolutely adorable and hilarious and YAY SAM/AMY FIC :D Thank you!
Tori Morris: scheming joshskywaterblue on November 30th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
Yay! This one is also mine, and it makes me happy that you so enthusiastically seemed to like it!
i already forgot your names: tww; amy rock the votetidbit2008 on November 30th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
I loved it *g* Thank you, really. It's awesome ^_^
shutterbug_12: TWW: Josh to Capitolshutterbug_12 on November 22nd, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
1. You are kind of my hero for putting Josh at the DNC. That is, in my head, one of two of the most believable career options for him post-Santos. So, <3 for that.

2. Love the dialogue.

3. I like that Amy goes ahead with Sam partially in the name of politics and not because of some kind of hearts-in-her-eyes sort of thing. Nice. You made the pairing believable for me. There's a realism that I really appreciate. Well written and constructed. Well done! =D
Tori Morris: josh is working on itskywaterblue on November 30th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
1. Agreed. Though I think Josh himself would claim to prefer governing to campaigning.

2/3. I feel bad that Sam doesn't really get a say in this, but I think you could argue that both have had relationships that were more political matches than love affairs. (Sam's ex Lisa, and Amy with Tandy.) So it's not out of character for them. It wasn't touched on in the show enough.
shutterbug_12: TWW: Amy Nom Nomshutterbug_12 on November 30th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
1. Maybe. I think it's a tough call, because I think he'd also know that, more than anything, he prefers the fight, and whether it's campaigning or governing, the roles he takes almost always involve--in a way--a campaign for something and someone. So I think his draw to battles in both campaigning and governing are both equally plausible. Though, one thing is sure in my mind: I don't buy Bradley's own guess at Josh's future; a think tank office would be far too slow for him. He'd last for a couple weeks, maybe, before he had to leave for something more up to his speed.

2. Yeah, I don't think it's out of character at all, even if the show didn't go into it all that much. (Though, god knows I'd love "the Amy Show". Hee. Never enough of that woman.)
Tori Morris: corsetskywaterblue on December 1st, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
1. Very much agree with that analysis. Also, Josh is arguably not a genius at policy ideas so much as he is at getting them passed. Yeah, I didn't think Bradley's guess was very viable either. (Donna quits her job to have the babies? Hell no, she doesn't, and further, I don't buy for a second he would want that.)

2. I'm not even sure I buy this relationship lasting very long. OTOH, I could see it working if Sam doesn't want kids and the suburbs, which is a pretty easy argument to make.
toph.: TWW - Amy; guys like youcatkirk7 on November 22nd, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
YAY, someone not named me wrote Sam/Amy, and they did it well. Making out with you, etc.
i already forgot your names: tww; amy rock the votetidbit2008 on November 22nd, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
You drunk reviewed my pumpkin fic. Classy *g*
Tori Morris: Bartlet what's nextskywaterblue on November 30th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
Re: Make Me a Match (Sam/Amy)
Glad you liked it! :D
(Anonymous) on November 28th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
She really doesn't think she'll like Oregon.

While Kate can tell you about the intricacies of Afghan geography, the complexities of various African religious conflicts and the best places to dump a body in no fewer that forty-three major cities, she doesn't really know much about Oregon beyond the fact that Portland is kind of full of hippies, and years ago some folks went there on a bunch of wagons. Or something like that.

Campaigns aren't something she thinks she's built for, either, since the NSA and the CIA continued on pretty much regardless of who occupied the Oval Office. Local politics are even lower on her personal radar, but she'll grin and bear it because Will looks great in a suit and he's got a real way with words.

The surprise is that she develops a feel for it: it's all about intelligence-gathering and strategy, it turns out. Ingratiate yourself with the locals, find out enough to blend in and to get what you want from them, it's not so far removed from working a cover in some far-flung corner of the globe.

When Will wins, like she told him he would back in the waning days at the White House, she's standing at his side. He uses the acceptance speech to propose, and that's honestly not the surprise that it should be. Will isn't great at hiding things (he's naturally messy) and while Kate didn't go looking for the ring, it was a little too easy to tell when he started getting twitchy about the bottom drawer of his desk.

She says yes, and not because she has to, or because the crowd is expecting it. Kate says yes because she wants to, and because even after days and nights of analysis and questioning, she's never come up with a better answer.

The real surprise is that they're good at it, and that's really the biggest win of all.
i already forgot your names: tww; ainsley is happytidbit2008 on November 29th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh you, you anon, I don't have a clue who this is, but YOU ARE MY NEW BEST FRIEND.

This is so perfectly and wonderfully them. I can see Kate in all of this, and most especially this:

The surprise is that she develops a feel for it: it's all about intelligence-gathering and strategy, it turns out. Ingratiate yourself with the locals, find out enough to blend in and to get what you want from them, it's not so far removed from working a cover in some far-flung corner of the globe.

Of course she would look at it that way. OF COURSE. I'm so pleased with this. You just nailed it, and I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH ♥
Lola: kate fringedamelola on November 29th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Heeee! I'm so glad you liked it, this was actually surprisingly fun to write. I'm kind of obsessed with Kate turning suburbia into another NSA type mission now.

I AM VERY PLEASED THAT WE'RE BEST FRIENDS NOW :)
i already forgot your names: tww; ainsley is happytidbit2008 on November 29th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
It's just such a grin-worthy thought, lol. I really am in love with this. W/K were such a random but awesome little couple there at the end of a long show's run. There's not enough love out there for them *shakes head* hee.

YES! THIS IS EXCELLENT *G*
Tori Morrisskywaterblue on December 1st, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
This one really amused me.
(Anonymous) on November 29th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Approval - Sam/Mallory - PG
It's at her father's funeral that they reconnect, which, she'll think later, is like something right out of a Hallmark movie or something. But he hugs her tightly and whispers his condolences into her hair, and when she clings to him for a few long moments, she doesn't feel like she's being weak. When she pulls away, there are no tears in her eyes, which she's grateful for.

"How are you, Sam?" She asks, and manages a smile when he cups her cheek.

"I've been better."

"Me too."

He kisses her cheek, lingering for just a moment, before he moves on. She watches him go and smiles once more. She's missed him.

Two weeks after the funeral, after all the visits have stopped and there are no more casseroles in the fridge and she's finally feeling like things are returning to a semi-normal state, the phone rings. It's him, and she hates the way her heart beats faster at hearing her voice, but she embraces it too. They make plans for dinner the following evening.

She's surprised at how much has changed in the years since she last saw him, and yet how much hasn't. He's grown up, matured, from the bumbling school boy he'd seemed to her, the one who had fumbled his way through a tour of the White House. But his easy smile is still the same, as is his passion for politics. They argue and banter and she sees so much of what her father must have seen in him, that she realizes she's in love with him, has maybe always been a bit in love with him, by the time he drops her back off at home.

Their relationship progresses from there, not always easily, but always an adventure, and she knows she's in for the long haul this time. When he drops down onto his knee, he tells her he's only got two questions for her – one, does he think her father would approve, and two, would she be his First Lady. She tells him through tears that her answers are yes, on both accounts.

And when the announcement is made about the Seaborn-Wyatt ticket, she's standing right next to him holding his hand and smiling, and she knows that her father would most definitely approve.
i already forgot your names: tww; sam has a newspapertidbit2008 on November 29th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
Re: Approval - Sam/Mallory - PG
This is just so quietly wonderful and amazing. It's like a fic equivalent of a cup of hot cocoa - warm, sweet, and soothing in all the right amounts. I just *happy sigh* I just love it ♥ Thank you ^_^
lovely surprise: {West Wing} Portraitgirlie_girl_23 on November 29th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Approval - Sam/Mallory - PG
You are so very welcome. I've never written Sam/Mallory before, but the idea of them is just so sweet and I thought that post-canon coming back together would be plausible. I'm so glad you enjoyed. ♥
i already forgot your names: tww; amy rock the votetidbit2008 on November 30th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Re: Approval - Sam/Mallory - PG
hee. Well I couldn't tell. You did very well with them ^_^ I really do love it. Thank you :)