Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - What pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - The best kiss
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - Why aren’t these two married in real life?
Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning
Day 20 - The ‘can’t stand the sexual tension anymore’ pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Donnatella Moss/Samuel Norman Seaborn - The West Wing
Everybody was on board the Donna/Josh cruise ship or the Ainsley/Sam barge and I was on the little life raft of Donna/Sam. I never ship the way TPTBs suppose of me. Maybe I like being different. Or maybe I like to get my heart broken. Whatever. It's probably both. I think just in the nature of Sam, he can't treat people like they don't matter if they're not on his agenda. Something about the way Sam talks to Donna makes me love them. He doesn't condescend or talk down to her cos she's not an ivy league grad. He doesn't use her, ignore her, run roughshod all over her or make her do his dirty work. He's not oblivious to other people's needs or wants. He's constantly aware of others. Donna is similar to Sam wherein she has that optimism but it's partnered with practicality instead of idealism. She's grounded where he is imaginative. Like Sam, she constantly notices other people's needs and does everything feasibly within her power to accommodate them because that's how she finds a measure of fulfillment. She's willing to do that for people. She is a force to be regarded and that needed to be validated and Sam acknowledged that far more quickly and frequently than Josh ever did. He knew she had something more than glory driving her to do her job. Sam's contagious idealism can make anybody believe in anything and when that part of him is shattered in SGTE, SGTJ and Donna is there to witness him fall apart? And then Donna does the only thing anyone could possibly do at that moment? IT WAS BEAUTEOUS. Also, The Dragon's Rubies by Elliot Silver is a FREAKING FANTASTIC look at how Donna/Sam could be wonderfully wondrous and warm. It also deftly deals with the Josh issue without demonising any one of the three. I hate when fic does that and this fic does not in any way have that. It's an honest evaluation of the how and why these things happen. It even made me appreciate the entire Lancelot/Guinevere/Arthur dynamics from the Lancelot side of things. WHUT?
Oh, he's such a little broken boy!
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!