catko: (S60 harmony)
My Five Favorite Sorkin characters, for [ profile] sorkinverse .

Lewis Rothschild in The American President, played by the amazing Michael J Fox, because of this scene:
Read it, see it. )

Dan Rydell
from Sports Night, for so much, but mostly for how he looks at the end of this scene. I’ve never seen anyone on any show look so happy. In fact, I think this might be my favorite episode of any show, of all time. Video link. And, thanks as always to the amazing [ profile] sntranscripts  for the transcripts.More. )

C.J. Cregg
from The West Wing. Because she’s tall, and smart, and funny, and tough, and vulnerable, and can hold her own most of the time, and she’s endearingly human.
SAM: There are bathrobes at the gym?
CJ: In the women's locker room.
SAM: But not the men's…
CJ: Yeah.
SAM: That's outrageous. There's a thousand men working here and 50 women.
CJ: Yeah, and it's the bathrobes that's outrageous.

Isaac Jaffe from Sports Night. Because he’s older, wiser, and just hilarious in his own right. Plus, of course, since Robert Guillaume had a stroke in real life, and was willing to play it that Isaac had a stroke too. But mostly because he is so dry.
Proof... )

Matt Albie
from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Because Matthew Perry was a revelation, and seemed happy to play a good, strong, smart and sensitive character who was also a bit of a buffoon and kind of a jerk.
Matt: Thanks, man. I miss her. I really do. I'm dying inside, and I appreciate your support.
Danny: Matt.
Matt: Yeah?
Danny: Go up on the stage now.
Matt: Why?
Danny: You just won.
Matt: Really?
Danny: Yeah.
Matt: Hey, that's great!
Just another excuse to post this picspam. )
catko: (S60 harmony)


The dull roar in his ears ebbed and hummed, punctuated by a clatter of silverware, a clash of platters. He stared at the woman across the table, concentrating on her lips, until her features seemed to distort into a rubbery wobble. Shook himself, hopefully imperceptibly, to focus on making a response.

Okay, done. Suddenly Danny is hurtling toward him. Lurch up to meet him, grabbed in a bear hug, feeling the surge of emotion. All he wants is to blubber out his pain. This is the answer--him and Danny. No crazy Christian ex-girlfriend, banquet table fodder, brought up at every damn seating at every damn charity event and awards show...

Uh-oh. Wait. Awards show. AWARDS SHOW?

Bigger.  )
catko: (S60 harmony)


Hotel room. What fresh hell could this be? That’s the thing with having a fucking secret. Everything becomes about that. Hiding, holding, waiting for it to ambush you, from the inside or the outside. That clutch of fear when you catch sight of a supermarket tabloid or see a blind item about a “notorious Hollywood partier.” The moment of panic when any one of a million celebrity bloggers swans over to you at a party. Expecting that every unexpected event will turn into the Big Reveal.

He puts the tape into the VCR, praying that it isn’t of him.

Bigger. )
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She sips the wine and feels herself make an impressed expression. She’s no snob but hell, good is good, and this? Is damn good.  She sets down the glass and dimples at the orating man opposite, enumerating her successes, toasting their host, her new boss.

She tries to tamp down the fluttering in her midsection, and wonders: why? Shes got the job, right? This is the celebration. Then where’s the joy, or at least, the sense of relief? Deep breaths. Settle down, girl. She takes another slug of wine, and prepares to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.

Bigger. )
catko: (S60 qt)
Fun challenge for [ profile] sorkinverse  in honor of August 11. A couple of picspams showing father-daughter relationships in The American President and The West Wing.


They're big! )

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I'm calling it "New York, New York Renaissance" since this ep inspired me on my own NY Renaissance last summer, chronicled here somewhere. This was done for the [ profile] sorkinverse  challenge, to do anything inspired by the show's pilot. I was so excited when I first saw this; I knew it was going to be a great show.

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Title: No Pizza Tonight
Rating: PG
Fandom: The West Wing, Studio 60
Characters: Random Pairing of Tom Jeter and Charlie Young
AN: For the [ profile] sorkinverse  challenge.* I had to use some of these characters: Charlie Young, Jack Rudolph, Maisey, Tom Jeter, Zhang Tao. Who would you have chosen? And thanks to [ profile] blue_sunflowers , [ profile] krystle_ab , and [ profile] divastar79  for the support. * It's fun! Why not join a team?

“Dude, where's the pizza?” Charlie called across the room. “Tom! There were four slices left, enough for dinner! Did you eat them all?”

Tom barely glanced up from the computer. “Can you believe this reviewer?” Charlie moved behind him and peered at the screen. “What’s up?”

Tom thrust his fingers through his hair. “She's panning my stand-up act from Friday! Everyone else said I scored!”

Charlie rubbed the other man’s shoulders, then slapped him on the back. "Let it go, baby. Seems working in late-night TV doesn’t toughen you up like the White House does.” Heading to the kitchen, he looked back over his shoulder. “And…if you want to score tonight? You better figure out something for dinner.”

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Title: Friends Only

Rating: PG (implied past)

Fandom: Studio 60

Characters: Matt and Danny

Note: For [info]sorkinverse , Challenge #11, International Day of Slash; request for fic and/or Friends Only banner.

Danny helped Matt to his feet, and they lurched against each other.

Straightening... )


catko: (SN NAtalie)
So, this was a challenge over at [ profile] sorkinverse , where we did a progressive (pong) fic, with everyone on the team writing two words, up until the deadline. Then, the challenge was to take what we had, and finish it individually. Here's mine. (Also, [ profile] sorkinverse  challenges are fun! Ask me, or check the link, to learn more!)

Title: Nota Bene
Fandom: Sports Night
Characters: Natalie, Jeremy, Dana
Rating: Implied ... romance

Natalie closed her eyes and took a pencil from her light blue fanny pack. Jeremy wondered why Natalie didn’t have a nicer place to keep her pencils. She had owned a nice purple rucksack where she used to store her stuff. “Hey, where did your rucksack go? I think it was sexy when you strapped it to your bicycle. Just make sure that you remember to bring it tonight when you come over and we eat pasta and ice cream. We can try to dance with gusto if you’ll wear one of the red roses from that shop.” Then they had a beer, and Natalie wrote a note that said “Dear Jeremy, I love your new grey vest with the pink flower on the chest. Please wear it to test if you are really as sexy as this mental image I have.” Natalie smiled and licked her lips. Reaching in for the red lipstick Dana accidentally left behind--

she... )
catko: (s60 clock)
Title: Field Placement
Rating: PG (implied violence?)
Fandom: The West Wing, Studio 60
Characters: Random Pairing of Zoey Barlet and Bevo; also Jed Bartlet, Cal Shanley
AN: Points for anyone who catches the rather bad pun here.
For the [info]sorkinverse  challenge; go to [info]sorkinites  to check out more! It's fun! Why not join a team?

“You know I support you, sweetheart. But your mom and I don’t like to think of you so far away. Way out in California! Why can’t you study--what is it called, animal dangling?—here in New Hampshire?”
"Now, Dad!" )

catko: (TWW)
Last one for [ profile] sorkinverse . You can read others at [ profile] sorkinites , or join the challenge comm and tell them I sent you! It's fun!

After It, Therefore Because of It

Rating: G

Fandom: The West Wing

Not jealous, but they were nose to nose, and hers is damn pert, and, I admit, since the goldfish, I’ve been restless, weirdly—unable to concentrate on my work, which is what I’m HERE for, not childish improper dalliances with the Press Corps, and I don’t have TIME to be off my game, so after seeing Mallory get Sam … confused, I thought it might, well, put the ball in my court, and so typical, he wouldn’t let me FINISH my lead-in, which, admittedly, was going off the rails (and since when do I use these awful clichés), but he could’ve at least let me- let me-

Still. It was a hell of an interruption.

catko: (s60 harriet)
More for [ profile] sorkinverse .

Title: Whipsawed by Confusion
Rating: PG
Fandom: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

When she'd rehearsed it in her mind, it had a shining clarity. She, standing proud and strong, calm, reasonable, glorious in her surety. Reaching out, kindly, offering the hickory wood of peace, of reconciliation. And he, addled, gaping, in a haze of agnostic doubt, caught off-kilter, gabbling.

So why was it she who wound up babbling, her voice sliding upward into a dolphin squeak? And he the rock, the island, with his damned weejun groundedness, his exaggerated patience? Why was it he, and he alone, that had this effect on her? 

Really, it was like some kind of cosmic joke.

catko: (SN louise)
This is cool, I've never done such a thing before but it looks like great fun.  [ profile] sorkinverse is a challenge-based community with word games, trivia, art, and luck based challenges. We are divided into three teams based on Aaron Sorkin's three big TV shows: The West Wing, Sports Night, and Studio 60.

I'm on [ profile] teamsportsnight and we plan to kick ass and have a blast! We need members, so enter here and join us!  

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