Category: veep fic

DAN BOUGHT HER THAT DAMN NECKLACE IM CALLING I…

DAN BOUGHT HER THAT DAMN NECKLACE IM CALLING IT NOW

I couldn’t get into this in the BtS chapter (especially as Amy is drunk, and not picking up on what Dan’s higher than usual level of interest signifies) but he didn’t buy it.

However he did pick it out for Mike, which is why he wants to know if she likes it.

I was basically picturing Mike not working and complaining that he doesn’t know what to buy for Amy, and Dan looking at his computer screen (and all the possible internet shopping options Mike had opened up) and saying “no not that, this, don’t you know her at all, she’d never wear…” whatever awful thing Mike had picked out as a possibility. With as many girlfriends as he’s had, Dan must have some idea of how to shop for women.

I wish I could have done, like, fake blogposts or whatever for the political shippers who I mention in this fic, but my visual fakery skills are non-existent, so…

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thebookofmaev:

Behind the Scenes *masterpost*

Just in case you wanted to read the whole thing in chronological order.  Obviously, it hasn’t been written in order, so hear and there details will slip (and there’s an egregious mistake in Chapter Four, where I have Amy realising about the text message screw-up much later than she did in canon… but I think it still rings true emotionally).  Sometimes the stories overlap in time, but I’ve tried to stick with what I think is the most sensible reading order. I will try to keep this updated with new chapters, as and when I write them.

Pre-Show

1. Chapter Nine: Three Dates

2. Chapter Two: Thinking of You

3. Chapter Seventeen: All Grown Up

4. Chapter Twenty-Two: Belle of the Ball

Season One:

5. Chapter Six: Listening is Gold

6. Chapter One: Baby-Daddy

Season Two:

7. Chapter Five: While You Were Sleeping

8. Chapter Thirteen: The Wrong Remedy

9. Chapter Twenty-Six: Clothes Maketh the Man

10. NEW Chapter Seven: Little Black Dress

11. Chapter Fourteen: Set Fire to My Tie

Season Three:

12. Chapter Ten: Comrades in Arms

13. Chapter Twenty Four: Accept No Substitutes

Season Four:

14. Chapter Eight: Amish Prom

Season Five:

15. Chapter Twenty-Three: Too Tired to Lie

16. Chapter Eleven: Nightcap?

17. Chapter Three: Three Times (though technically, this is a “What If?” and so doesn’t fall within the timeline)

18. Chapter Twenty: Ignorance is Bliss

19. Chapter Twelve: Love’s Opposite

20. Chapter Four: The Girl Who Came in From the Cold

21. Chapter Fifteen: And Then There Was One

22. Chapter Twenty-Five: The New Normal

Season 6:

23. Chapter Sixteen: What Doesn’t Kill You

24. Chapter Eighteen: The Appetite Alters

25. Chapter Twenty-One: Out of Her Shell

26. Chapter Nineteen: Where We Stop Nobody Knows

A new Behind the Scenes (albeit, a slightly weird one).  I’m not totally sure this fits with canon (though it doesn’t break it).

It may help to have read my endless Veep Style posts to make complete sense of what’s going on here.

Clothes Maketh the Man
Post-Helsinki, pre-Catherine’s birthday party – the Veep crew do a Secret Santa.

What are you thoughts should we still be hopef…

What are you thoughts should we still be hopeful? Or just prepare ourselves for the worst

I will have a proper response to this tomorrow – when I am less in need of sleep and have thought about things more – but for now…I’d just say that any show where Tom James and Selina are ‘in love’ despite all their…everything, is always going to have a slightly skewed view of romance.  Other partners, marriages, divorces, massive personal betrayals… none of them necessarily have much bearing on whether people love each other or not, at least in Veep.

In the meantime, I don’t know if this will make anyone feel better, but a speculative What Might Have Been, based on some of what we know about the rest of the season: Future Imperfect.

(I wrote this really, really quickly, so please forgive its many, many faults).

I just wondering now who is going to write a f…

I just wondering now who is going to write a fix it/au fic about the scene in the hotel, after Dan knocks on Amy’s door… *eyes emoji*

Someone definitely should write that – I am putting it out there into the universe, because alas, it will not be me.

If you’ve noticed I’ve been less productive over the last few months, you can blame Brexit – it has taken over my life in many ways, and I’m not getting much of anything done as a result. (I started work on a BTS for this episode – just a snippet – three days ago, and haven’t gotten further than a few paragraphs).

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thebookofmaev:

Behind the Scenes *masterpost*

Just in case you wanted to read the whole thing in chronological order.  Obviously, it hasn’t been written in order, so hear and there details will slip (and there’s an egregious mistake in Chapter Four, where I have Amy realising about the text message screw-up much later than she did in canon… but I think it still rings true emotionally).  Sometimes the stories overlap in time, but I’ve tried to stick with what I think is the most sensible reading order. I will try to keep this updated with new chapters, as and when I write them.

Pre-Show

1. Chapter Nine: Three Dates

2. Chapter Two: Thinking of You

3. Chapter Seventeen: All Grown Up

4. Chapter Twenty-Two: Belle of the Ball

Season One:

5. Chapter Six: Listening is Gold

6. Chapter One: Baby-Daddy

Season Two:

7. Chapter Five: While You Were Sleeping

8. Chapter Thirteen: The Wrong Remedy

9. Chapter Seven: Little Black Dress

10. Chapter Fourteen: Set Fire to My Tie

Season Three:

11. Chapter Ten: Comrades in Arms

12. Chapter Twenty Four: Accept No Substitutes

Season Four:

13. Chapter Eight: Amish Prom

Season Five:

14. Chapter Twenty-Three: Too Tired to Lie

15. Chapter Eleven: Nightcap?

16. Chapter Three: Three Times (though technically, this is a “What If?” and so doesn’t fall within the timeline)

17. Chapter Twenty: Ignorance is Bliss

18. Chapter Twelve: Love’s Opposite

19. Chapter Four: The Girl Who Came in From the Cold

20. Chapter Fifteen: And Then There Was One

21. NEW Chapter Twenty-Five: The New Normal

Season 6:

22. Chapter Sixteen: What Doesn’t Kill You

23. Chapter Eighteen: The Appetite Alters

24. Chapter Twenty-One: Out of Her Shell

25. Chapter Nineteen: Where We Stop Nobody Knows

So you all know where the newest Behind the Scenes fits in the reading order.

Post 5.10.  Amy’s Dad has a heart attack, and she considers her next steps.

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selina-meyer:

@thebookofmaev when are you posting a new fic my crops are dying

Ask and just this once, you shall receive

Behind the Scenes, Chapter 25: The New Normal

Post 5.10.

Amy’s Dad has a heart attack, and she considers her next steps.

I know this AU is absolutely CRAZY but hear me…

I know this AU is absolutely CRAZY but hear me out- it’s a bit gone girl tbh. Buddy loses the election and he is horrible horrible terrible and Amy just snaps and kills him one day and she calls dan to hide the body because even though they haven’t spoken in a long time who else would it be . I KNOW ITS A CRAZY AU BUT I WAS INSPIRED BY A SHIP QUESTIONNAIRE @stephen-colbert DID AND JUST GOD I WANT ALL THAT DARKNESS AND SNARK

Dear anon

Always remember – I never delete a prompt:

What Might Have Been, Chapter Ten:You Win or You Die

This isn’t quite what you asked for, I don’t think… but then I’m not sure I’m quite the right writer for this topic.  What I’ve written is the only way I could see something like this happening within the world of the show… but other writers may have a different view (which I would be interested to see).

Warning, this gets a little dark.  And I have no idea how the legal system in the States works, and while I did some research, I have no doubt it is horribly, horribly garbled.  Apologies in advance.

Happy Christmas

This chapter is later than I would have liked (for which you can blame Brexit, among other things) but is here for the very tail end of Christmas:

I’ve Been Ignored by Prettier Women Than You: Chapter Seven

I have an original project to work on in the immediate future, but once that is complete, I have three possible What Might Have Been’s to play with:

1. Dan doesn’t take the Jonah job immediately in season 5
2. Gary doesn’t interrupt the ‘not-a-date’ in 6.05 
3. Something so outlandish I want to preserve the surprise (it’s based on a long-ago prompt someone sent me).

Let me know if you have a preference.

I’ve Been Ignored by Prettier Women Than You

Chapter Six

Please enjoy.  There will be – at most – one or two chapters before the end.  (This is why I should always plan in advance).

I’ve Been Ignored by Prettier Women Than You

Chapter Five of I’m still not sure how many, is up.  Please enjoy (and tell me about it).