Length: 2700 words
Author on LJ: flambeau
Author Website: the flambeau factory
Why this must be read: torch is well known for her steamy Krycek-centric fics. This hilarious crossover features our favorite one-armed double agent, but in a new context: making an appointment with Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman to make sure that the current administration isn't about to rock the boat. Krycek's actual appearance is brief, but the banter between Josh, his assistant Donna, and his friend Sam is just terrific.
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Agriculture
Title: Sufficient Unto the Day
Characters: Sam/Toby friendship (mostly), past Josh/Sam implied
Summary: “They’re gonna throw rocks at you next week, and I wanted to be standing next to you when they did.” A week after “Red Haven’s on Fire,” Toby helps Sam find his feet again.
Disclaimer: Hail to the Chief. That would be Aaron Sorkin, not me.
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Fanfiction and Filks
Wayfinding by Jackie Thomas
In the wake of the Rosslyn shooting, Josh learns to navigate again with help from Sam. Totally my kind of thing.
You and Me of the 10,000 Wars by Luna and Ellen M
Josh/Sam UST, Josh/Amy, and Sam/Ainsley but not really. If anyone knows of more big juicy, political, incredibly in-character stories like this, please inform me!
No Exit by raedbard
I've never been a big Toby fan, but raedbard is changing my mind. She claims that nothing much happens in this fic that has Sam and Toby stuck at JFK, but oh, the lovely in-character banter!
The House Drawn in Threes by raedbard
I never would have believed it, but Toby/Sam/CJ have just become my OT3.
I wish that I could find that one post-"Somebody's Going to Emergency" Josh/Sam fic that I really liked.
This is an ongoing request - I am putting a personal favorites recs list together to be regularly updated. You can probably guess what I'd like based on what I write and/or have recced in the past. Funny, angsty, hot, and most importantly, evocative of the show in question. Gen or any pairings as long as it's really well-crafted and in-character. Thanks so much for any pointers!
In my opinion, Buffy only suffered one bad season (its last). I'm really starting to hope that the same is true for House. What I don't want to see is years of staggering on stubbornly despite dismal ratings as one key actor after another deserts a sinking ship (*cough* The X-Files *cough*).
FANDOM: The West Wing
CHARACTERS: Sam; C.J. and Josh in absentia
SUMMARY: You’re probably the world’s worst liar. Angsty Sam drabble, set during “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen Part II.”
DISCLAIMER: Hail to the Chief. That would be Aaron Sorkin, not me.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: A bit different from my comic Josh/Sam dialogues. Feedback welcome.
( I didn’t want you to feel beholden to me. )
Also? Lisa E. is great as the law student/call girl with whom Sam accidentally sleeps ("Did you trip over something?") and then tries to reform. Much as I'm hating the Huddy arc, I really am glad that Shore et al. appreciated her performance enough to bring her onto their show.
Wouldn't a crossover (flashback, presumably) be super fun? (I'm not volunteering, mind. I don't know why I never felt compelled to write fic for WW; possibly I was simply too intimidated.)