maggie jordan

concept: maggie works long hours filling out paperwork for her cases, and she ends up staying at the office until well into the night. kara also stays out late sometimes, flying around the city to keep watch when she can’t sleep. since maggie and alex started dating, kara makes sure she flies by maggie’s office just to check on her. whenever she sees maggie there working in the middle of the night, she always drops by with coffee. at first maggie is so shocked that she almost chokes on the lump in her throat, and kara is fiddling with her glasses saying, “oh, it’s nothing.” but then it becomes a sort of routine, and they grow closer and more comfortable with each other because of it. but some nights kara can’t make it because she’s out on supergirl duty, so she sends james. he walks in like, “kara is busy but she wanted to make sure you got your coffee tonight,” and sits with a stunned maggie for awhile while she works. and then one night winn shows up with coffee AND donuts because how can you have one without the other? the three of them start rotating who goes on what night, and maggie can’t believe it. she even starts to look forward to her late nights because she knows one of them will show up to keep her company. all that time she’d spent worrying about them accepting her after she started dating alex, and all it really took was little danvers, and a simple cup of coffee.

a list of good things to remember about this ep:

  • alex wanted to give maggie a lap dance
  • maggie lied to alex about her coming out to protect her
  • even though we know that eliza is not an a+ mother she makes sure to send her baby girl a valentine’s card
  • mxpizzasticks roasting mon-hell
  • ‘i knew we were right for each other danvers’
  • the danvers sisters actually talking together about things (i know the convo probably doesn’t pass the bechdel but shh)
  • mr mxpizzasticks is apparetnly a hamilton fan
  • sanvers being all domestic
  • alex being grossed out by the stuff maggie eats again
  • maggie has keys to alex’s apartment!??!!
  • maggie’s crazy™ about alex
  • another sanvers kiss
  • fluffy gays
  • j’onn sending a valentine’s card to m’gann
  • sanvers talking about stuff like normal adults in a healthy relationship
  • umm… winn is alive
  • idk i’m really out of ideas just kill me please

anonymous asked:

Do you think sorkin is sexist?

You saw our Veep/West Wing comparision thread, didn’t you?

Short Answer:  No, mostly because I don’t think it is conscious on his part. 

Longer Answer:

The issue with the West Wing (especially the Sorkin era) is that it’s mainly written by Sorkin himself. While that leads to amazing speeches and a wonderfully written show. It also leads to there being a very singular view of issues. Which is also the reason why that part of the show is more like a political fairy tale than anything else. It is what Sorkin wants politics to look like.

One main issue that was out of his control, is that you need someone for exposition. People who work in the White House know what they are doing (at least until recently). They are highly trained operatives and are experts in policy. In other words, they know way more than the average viewer. So these concepts need to be boiled down to for the viewers. Which is were Donna comes in. She is the conduit for the viewer. Through her questions Josh gets to explain to the audience what’s going on. This makes her look dumb because real White House assistants know at least the basics about the policy their bosses are working on. It also doesn’t help that there isn’t a single male assistant in the show, and that there is only one female senior staffer (CJ). Who almost always needs schooling on the finer policy points, even after years of working in politics. Again some of this changes when she becomes Chief of Staff and Donna moves out, but it’s always there.

Another thing is that the show ended more than a decade ago (I know crazy). Things were a lot different then, character like Ross Geller (the nice guy) were at the height of their power. As I have said before people learn and change. I for one think that The Newsroom is a step up for Sorkin. While the whole Jim mansplaining to Maggie thing is annoying, but is also a conduit for the audience. Sloan and MacKenzie is constantly putting men through their paces (see Sloan’s interview with website asshole).

The fact that winn says ‘I am very excited to meet alex’s new mystery man’ means alex definitely mentioned this to the gang earlier which shows she’s probably been waiting to introduce maggie for a while now and was waiting for the right time. Also I am actually really happy the writers made winn and james say male pronouns 'what does HE do for a living’ because it completely shows how heteronormative people can be without even knowing and it’s almost quite smug when maggie walks up to them all 'surprise bitch’ looking.

FAVE SUPERGIRL FIC TROPES/HEADCANONS

After consuming many sanvers and supercorp fanfics I have decided to compile a list of my favourite headcanons/tropes that I’ve seen repeated in a few. Please feel free to add any

1. Alex brings Maggie coffee to her apartment in the morning

2. Kara brings Lena coffee to her office

3. Someone gave Maggie a trans brother called Parker and it kinda just stuck? (personal fave)

4. SUPERFRIENDS SLEEP OVER

5. Winn drinks too much and says too much

6. Lena Luthor - Veteran Lesbian™️

7. Bisexual James Olsen

8. Mon-Ew being completely disregarded as a character or

9. Mon-Ew made out to be the worst because he is (personal fave is him being blamed for an STD outbreak in the alien community)

10. Lena Luthor and her first game night

11. Lena Luthor being surprisingly good at game night even though she hasn’t got a fucking clue what she’s doing

12. LENA LUTHOR SENDING KARA DANVERS INAPPROPRIATELY TIMED PICK UP LINES

13. Lena Luthor knowing Kara Danvers is Supergirl and highkey fucking with her just to see her get flustered because it’s adorable

14. ANGSTY LEX/LILLIAN REMINISCENCE PARAGRAPH(S) BY LENA LUTHOR

15. J’onn at games night

16. Eliza being shook at her gay children

17. Winn flirting with James or vice versa

18. GAME NIGHT FICS ALWAYS START WITH FUCKING MONOPOLY (I’m guilty of this too)

19. Cat Grant and Astra? No idea where this came from but it’s great

20. Medieval AU because Lena Luthor is a princess of course

21. Lena Luthor/Maggie Sawyer are sick and the Danvers sisters are having none of their grumpy bullshit

22. TIN CAN SOUP THAT LENA AND MAGGIE SECRETLY LOVE EVEN THOUGH THEY SAY THEY HATE IT

23. Lena Luthor the mom friend

24. Lena Luthor using Kara’s cape as a blanket

25. Maggie Sawyer 3 Knuckles Deep™️

26. CatCo or L Corp christmas/new years/gala party and the respective gf wants to make a good impression because ‘shit, the press and first time in public

27. Kara being so extra with the dates and taking Lena to wildly different destinations like another fucking country

28. JESS THE SECRETARY BACKGROUND STORY AND CHARACTER ARC

29. Kara kissing Lena on New Years at midnight or whenever she sees mistletoe because ‘tradition’ even though they’re not dating in the fic because she’s a fucking tease

30. VULNERABLE LENA LUTHOR

31. Maggie Sawyer & Lena Luthor brotp

32. Maggie Sawyer & M’gann M’orzz brotp

33. Alex teaches Maggie how to play pool because she’s sick of Maggie’s shit pool skills

34. Maggie is actually great at pool but fails on purpose because she’s a FUCKING. TEASE.

35. Maggie Sawyer at the DEO for no reason other than to make sure everyone knows she’s fucking their top agent

36. Lena Luthor getting the justice and thanks she deserved after 2.08 (involves kissing Supergirl a lot)

37. Maggie Sawyer and her past with Kate Kane and Barbara Gordon

38. Maggie leaving Gotham because she fucked off The Bat

39. Alex makes a massive gay mistake and Maggie finds it hilarious and won’t let it go

40. Alex being the first to say ‘I love you’ but it was an accident because she sorta just said it without thinking

41. Alex losing her shit on dates with Maggie because damn she cleans up good

42. ALEX DANVERS IS A FUCKING BOTTOM

43. NOONAN’S

44. Overly confident Maggie Sawyer flirting with everyone

45. Overly confident Lena Luthor flirting with everyone

46. Self-doubting Lena Luthor trying to make conversation with Kara Danvers - accidentally flirts way too hard (FLIRSHY)

47. Lena Luthor buying Kara potstickers and pizza and Kara loses her shit because how did she know

48. Winn Schott Jr & Lena Luthor brotp (because science)

49. THAT’S NOT A FUCKING ENTRANCE, SUPERGIRL

50. Some alien smashes into the L Corp building and Maggie Sawyer is always the first to know about it?

51. Maxwell Lord appears, only to be immediately decked by anyone in the vicinity

52. Lena Luthor totally fucked Veronica Sinclair (Roulette)

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“He said ‘Memphis is a stand-in for wherever you are right now.  That it really means that’s how I got here.’”