January 25th, 2011


Announcement & Challenge 57

Remember our fabulous Shipper Manifestos and all the great recs that came from them? It's almost time for Manifesto Round 3: Characters!

Sign-ups will be posted on February 1st, so be thinking of your favorite characters and which one(s) you'd like to share with us!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled challenge...


In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has bi-weekly rec challenges issued by the mods.

Challenge 57:

Category: The West Wing
Deadline: February 8
Challenge: Rec us your favorite The West Wing fics. Any and all het pairings welcome! Just c/p the text below and post it as a new entry:

You do not need to ask for posting rights. Just become a member and rec your favorites!

Feel free to pimp this comm to your friends so that we get more The West Wing fans!

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Affairs of State by no-redlights (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Stargate SG1/JAG
Pairing: Sam/Jack, Harm/Mac
Fic Title: Affairs of State
Author: no-redlights
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance, friendship
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There isn't a lot of good JAG/SG1 crossover out there, but this is one of them. Sam and Mac meet at a dinner party in Washington and talk about their respective love lives. Beautiful fic, really.
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So It Goes by nomadicwriter (PG-13)

Fandom Category:The West Wing
Pairing: Abbey Bartlet/Jed Bartlet
Fic Title: So It Goes, and the sequel As Long As There Are Stars
Author: nomadicwriter
Link: So It Goes: Here at AO3, Here at FF.net. As Long As There Are Stars: Here at AO3, Here at FF.net
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, Violence (mentions of child abuse - could be a little triggery)
Genre: Pre-Series, Romance, Drama
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is almost eight years old now, and I can still remember the mingled feeling of joy and disappointment the day the last chapter of As Long As There Are Stars was posted to FF.net. Joy that it was so perfect, disappointment that it was over.

So It Goes is the story of how President and Dr. Bartlett met, many, many years before they were President and Dr. Bartlett.

Jed and Abbey are beautifully realized young, idealistic, stubborn, ambitious people who meet-cute and fall in love despite themselves, their families, their baggage - well, Jed's baggage and Abbey's boyfriend - and their planned futures.

The people they will become are so evident in the people they are in this story - and in some ways that's ironic, considering the way they start out. It's incredible that a story set thirty-some-odd years pre-cannon can be so in character.
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The West Wing, Two Recs, Donna/Josh

Special recs that double as the current challenge! Bonus!

Fandom Category: The West Wing
Pairing: Donna Moss/Josh Lyman
Fic Title: Part of the Whole
Author: shutterbug_12
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Mostly friendship
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 20/31

Why This Must Be Read: Missing scene from Abu El Banat, where Josh must explain to Donna the significance of her Christmas gift. A really sweet moment between the two of them with absolutely fantastic dialogue.

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The Joshua Monologues by Spitzthecat rating teen to adult

Fandom Category: West Wing
Pairing: Josh Lyman / Donna Moss
Fic Title: The Joshua Monologues
Author: spitzthecat
Link: http://www.thejoshuamonologues.com
Rating/Warning(s): Some chapters are adult but clearly labelled
Genre: Romance/Angst WIP?: WIP

Why This Must Be Read: This is an amazing story of a possible Josh/Donna relationship which just feels so true to the characters. Unfortunately it was never finished but as each chapter works on its own and, it is so brilliantly written, it really does not matter. An epic for modern times!