the best characters are ones that act cool or charismatic but are actually fucking losers
Mary this love of domestic ot3 fix-it aus is ENTIRELY YOUR FAULT.
DID YOU SAY WEST WING OT3 PLEASE ELABORATE!!
OKAY SO MY FAVORITE EPISODE(S) IN THE ENTIRE SERIES IS “20 HOURS IN AMERICA”. Because I love roadtrips gone wrong (for those unfamiliar with the episode/series, three White House staff members get separated from the presidential motorcade while campaigning in Indiana and then shenanigans ensue as they try to make their way back to DC) and Josh and Donna and Toby and it has fantastic interplay between all three of them (Josh and Toby trying to one-up each other through juvenile games and increasingly conceptual political debates, Josh trying to boss Donna and her seizing the reigns out from under him, Donna serving as their anchor in reality and reminding Toby of the importance of the common and rural experiences) and one of the few moments where Sorkin acknowledges that he’s written Donna into this perpetual assistant role when she has so much more potential than that:
BARTLETT: Hey, do we have a GPS reading out on Josh and Toby? Have they been sighted?
SAM: I talked to them a little ago, they’re on their way.
BARTLET: 300 IQ points between them— they can’t find their way home. I swear to God, if Donna wasn’t there, they’d have to buy a house.
So what I want, desperately, is a fic where they DO buy a house out in Indiana, either post series or because for whatever reason they never make it back to DC and have to learn how to adjust to life outside of the grind of DC politics.
Except they’re politicos so they can’t completely abstain from political life, so after a few years of terrorizing the local PTA and county judgeship races Donna decides that Enough is Enough, you two pour all of your energy and neuroses into helping me run for city council, because I am a woman with a PLAN.
And they do, and she wins.
She gets re-elected. Twice. Shit gets so fucking done.
She runs for the state legislature, wins again. Josh looses his bet with Toby over how wide the margin of victory would be be and is forced to buy a pair of denim overalls. He refuses to actually wear the damn things in public, but Toby still smirks, immensely pleased.
Josh is still a city boy forever in his heart, but on nights when Donna wakes up to an empty space where he normally sleeps she knows she can find him out wandering dirt roads between the soybean fields, head tilted back to stare into the terrifying scatter of stars.
When Toby can’t sleep he tends to stick much closer to home. Smoking cigars on their back porch or grading papers in the den or hovering in the doorways to the kids’ bedrooms, watching them breathe.
People start asking Toby pointed questions about the propriety of his living arrangements and State Sen. Moss’s marriage and refusal to change her name and the dark hair and strong noses of her children. Josh has to physically restrain him in more than one instance, but they still both end up in jail at least once, knuckles bloody and backs aching because they aren’t young men anymore.
Toby responds much more positively to pointed questions about whether State Sen. Moss has any aspirations for higher office. She’s a shoe-in for the House if she wants it. The Senate’s a harder fight, but the long-term Republican senator from their district is up for re-election and there haven’t been any serious Democratic challenger for the seat for the two decades they’ve been living there and to hell with it, the kids are nearly grown and about to go off to college, it’s the perfect time to finally head back to DC and see what all’s changed since they’ve been gone.
"200,000 Hours in America."
Saddest thing about that last post is I was just writing up post about a fic that I wanted desperately only to realize six paragraphs in that I was basically writing the fic itself.
I Just Want More Fic Without Having to Write It Myself
See, we crossed over from Unionville to Dearborn County which doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time.
I think it’s the other way around, genius.
With a spitcurl.
And is that a match?
Tim’s identity issues are legion.
[Batman: Seduction of the Gun]
Dyscalculator is a free IOS app calculator specifically designed for people with dyscalculia.
You can easily switch around and drag and drop numbers and the numbers are written out in words underneath where they are written numerically.
You can also choose to have the numbers read aloud to you.
this would have been sweet for when i was in school. heck it might be sweet now.
Downloading this right now. I am so excited.
Mod here. I hope this is helpful for some of you—I’m really psyched to see assistive technology being made specifically for dyscalculics!
this is awesome!
is this availible for android?
So cool! My friend has dyscalcuila, I’m sending her a link!
The Android version is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shapehq.dyscalculator&hl=en