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06 June 2010 @ 04:43 am
Round Five - Fic  
Hey, everyone! Time has come for the prompt post to be closed and the writing of fic to begin.

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1. Drabbles should be submitted by commenting on this post. There is no word minimum or maximum. If your fic doesn't fit in one comment (about 4300 characters), that's perfectly fine. Just post an excerpt of your fic and a link to the rest of the story elsewhere.

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The format you should use is: Title, Prompt, Rating. Example: That's How I Was Raised And I Turned Out TV, The Simpsons reruns, PG

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The deadline for Round Five Submissions will be on September 23rd. Go on and write, everyone.

Prompt List

the absence of your company
accidental meeting
advice from Mom
after-hours drinking
aging un-gracefully
apples and oranges
around you
artificial insemination

baby names
baby shower
the ball's in your court
beach house
bee sting
better fit
bitch slap
brutal honesty
business juice
"business" trip

Can I play with your wii?
car ride
car service
catching the bouquet
Cheese Scarf
Chinese food
chocolate cake
cold feet
complete 180
Coney Island
cooking class
corporate bonding

do it again
Dream about you
drunk dialing
drunk on fish

easy bake oven

fake husband
Fate or Coincidence
four years and counting...

getting older
Ghost of You
girls night out
the glass is half empty
the glass is half full
good surprise?
green card

hair dye
Hard Equations And Rational Thinking
Heavy Heart
hot child in the city
how did you sleep?

I miss you
it's too big

Jack’s baby?
Jack gets punched
jeans in the oven
job interview
just like that

killing time

laser tag
Last Confession
lost pants
Love Lockdown
lovers (not in between meat and pizza)

make it without you
making amends
margarita Thursday
maybe not
movie premiere

never in a million years, Jack Donaghy
new glasses
not me

pizza party
Poison Ivy

quiet time

real estate
real love

sandwich rules
Saturday morning
Sean Hannity
Second City
second divorce
second marriage
sex therapist
she's fantastic
Shooting Stars
shut your face
silver lining
Snapple cap
sock it to me
sour lemon
Star Trek
stop doing that
streets ahead
surprising development

There’s only One Liz Lemon in the world!
thumbs up
time and time again
tissue paper
top chef
the trouble with dreams

underneath it all
unusual middle names

very, very wrong

wedding gift
who is it?
Wii Fit
worth it

you can do better
you don't say?
YouFace profile
you're cold

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Andrew Belle - Replace Me
stephen@charleneforever.com: 30 rock: jack/liz & hallwaymichellek on August 7th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Friendly-Ish, making amends, PG
Post-ep for 'Jack the Writer.'


Jack can not and would not deny that his relationship with Liz Lemon was, is, and probably will be rather rocky, despite his valuable attempts to improve her show and her personal life (he had suspected she would be the type to resist improvements in both areas, though it's obvious neither is perfect or even as good as it could be). There is, would, and will be time to break down her resistance in terms of notes and romantic setups (now that he's certain she's straight -- he had a question mark after her assertion until Thomas confirmed that Liz didn't show signs of wanting to experiment; made a further note to be more careful about assuming someone's sexual orientation because, even if said person is too much of a self-identified liberal to be truly offended, such detours waste valuable time and no one, especially Liz, is getting any younger -- he'll go about deciding which of his associates would be most compatible with her), but currently he has to set about finding a way to return them to their recent friendly status.

He likes friendly. It makes interactions with employees more pleasant. It makes breaking down an employee's resistance to change all the simpler. Friendly can't always be achieved, but it was with Liz and it certainly can be reached again.

Granted, he's certain that -- despite her frequent protests over the past couple of days -- she does like him and will admit this in time (at least to herself), but he isn't a man who likes to wait for things to return to the way he'd like them to be, especially since he didn't yell at her for his own amusement or for no reason. It had to be done, but since she doesn't seem to understand why it was truly necessary and, in addition, feels humiliated and rejected, she's taken to being curt (but not quite impolite) to him in a way that underlings can get away with (and a way which he isn't interested in continuing to deal with). Apologizing, as he did before the incident and many times after it, didn't work. Pointing out that he'd recently gifted her with concert tickets and backstage passes didn't work. He has considered noting how he forgave her after she banished him from the writers' room, but he doesn't want to give her reason to think he was terribly wounded by the experience. He can certainly handle some mild rejection from employees, especially those who don't understand the concept of work clothes (these people would have no use for Casual Fridays; which, in a way, is actually a positive, as Jack loathes both the term and concept of 'Casual Friday' and the implication that he's meant to enter a place of business in, well, the sort of clothes creative types would dress themselves in on a day-to-day basis. It would be utterly degrading).

In any case, he considers it imperative they return equilibrium to their relationship in order for it to grow (and he does want it to; he believes her to be a good candidate for mentorship, partly because she has so much to learn). In this case, as in many, he finds dismissing ways to return cordiality to their interactions easier than finding the right tack.

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