Date: January 24, 2010 11:27 pm Title: The Very Bottom
Wow. I guess that's a great idea for Karen/Andy backstory! I actually really liked it. I can totally imagine why she would have been freaked out about that. It's nice to hear about how great Andy's been. I'm going to keep reading. At first I was sad, I thought this would be more JAM centric, but at this point I could care less. This Karen stuff is good! Not that I like her though, Rashida Jones is fine though.
One more chapter, then sleep...
Date: December 03, 2007 11:45 pm Title: The Totality of Her Submission
So I finally got around to finishing. I had tried to make it though the ending before but could only make it through the first little bit of the act before it start to hurt. But tonight I decided to take it all in one go. It was long and hard, but it was so worth it.
It was such an eye opener and I look forward to your vivid imagination taking me in new directions. Maybe I can give you some in return some time.
Author's Response: Thanks. Glad you were able to bear down and finish. A story like this always hurts, but never quite as badly as the first time you successfully read it. I feel bad for the 80% of women who the statistics say will never so much as experiment with such a story.
Date: November 30, 2007 09:24 pm Title: The Totality of Her Submission
I've been mostly away from the fanfic since the big hiatus last season...and WOW, I've been missing some crazy stuff.
I am loving your take on Andy...even with the dominatrix comment, it never really occurred to me until reading this how it would make him an incredible lover.
This was just great all around, hot, great character analysis, well-written...can't wait to search for and read more of your stuff.
Author's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to comment... so glad you liked it. I'm not sure what I'll write next but hopefully it'll feature well analyzed characters sexing each other. ;)
Date: November 29, 2007 07:34 pm Title: The Ride
Great great story. I really like the Karen/Andy dynamic and how he comes to her rescue when he knows she is in trouble. I am a supporter of Jim and Pam but he was a total ass to Karen when he didn't have to be.
Author's Response: Hey thanks. I love hearing from sympathetic people from all sides. Yeah, nobody deserves to get used or lied to like that, which is why I tried to give her the best cure I could imagine: a night of healing courtesy the Nard Dog and his magic bone. (I see you commented on ch2... I hope you didn't stop before the porn! ;) )
Date: November 29, 2007 02:41 pm Title: The Totality of Her Submission
Okay, so by now I'm pretty sure most people on this site know I ferveretnly disagree with your take on the whole Jim/Karen relationship. However, even though I don't agree Karen would have been this traumatized by the break up, I do love how you've bulit this story around the premise that she did. I'll post this to the Karen thread too, but I like how you left Jim out of the story. Because it really has nothing to do with him and the break up, but rather Karen finding out that her "Jim" didn't turn out to be the guy she'd try'd to have a relationship with. It felt like you were parralleling the Roy/Pam/Jim triangle here where the girl was with aguy who, for one reason or another couldn't invest in her the way she needed and it was her friend who turned out to be the one she was meant to connect with. Well done. Oh, and I really liked how you paid respects to the significance of anal sex and what it means to engage in it.
Date: November 29, 2007 01:36 pm Title: The Totality of Her Submission
Only you can make me all excited, giggly, and red-faced through an entire chapter and then when I get to the end make me hold my hand to my heart and say, "Awww," with a few tears in my eyes. It takes talent to make butt-sex sound like such a beautiful act of love. This was absolutely excellent, and I so love you for adding in the bit about Andy/mistress/strap on. That made me squee. And ooooooh, his punishment! GAH! Yeah, all of that drove me wild. I say your next story should definitely be about Andy and his dominatrix. Andy/Angela + porn makes me queasy, though I bet you could still manage to pull it off.
Anyway, this entire story was excellent from start to finish. Loved it! It satisfied so many of my Andy fantasies. You, my friend, are awesomeness personified.
Author's Response: Thanks much! You've been extremely encouraging all along. I don't know if I'd have been able to keep putting all my perviness to paper if I didn't know that there were at least two people out there who really liked reading it. I think Andy's eagerness to please, coupled with his years of strict training, gives him all the tools he needs to get the job done right. Plus, he packs more heat than the Tuna. (I know, Karen told me) ;)
Date: November 29, 2007 12:22 pm Title: The Totality of Her Submission
TK this is exactly what i needed today. sweet buttsex. its amazing dear... i'm talking about your story.... eh who am i kidding,l so is buttsex :)
you seriously need to write more. MORE! i demand it! rarw. <3
Author's Response: Thanks Alie! I like how much tenderness can be harvested from such a seemingly savage act...
Date: November 09, 2007 06:26 pm Title: Suffocating Warmth
GAH!!!! Absolutely perfect once again. Love everything about this. So incredibly hot. And I LOVE that you referred back to Andy's dominatrix, you have no idea how happy you made me by putting an image in my head of tied up Andy and a whip. Oh yes. Any chance that Andy's been butt sexed by a dominatrix with a strap-on? Or is that just my sick, perverted mind?
Anyway, once again I loved the total submission that Karen is so desperate to give Andy, and I love that he wouldn't let her give him a blow job. Now that's a dream man! And oh, I loved the nervous look on his face when he realized what she wanted at the end. Oh, this is too perfect! I cannot wait for the butt sex! I'm going to be so depressed when this Andy porn is over. You write THE best fanfic porn that I have ever read, and I've read quite a bit. And the squeeful fangirl in me is hoping that this story has a happy ending for Karen and Andy, because I have to say, right now it looks like they are both madly in love.
Thanks so much... I'm honored. I love the whole dominatrix backstory. That could be a fic in itself. I imagine Andy's empathy will come from experience when it comes to the butt-sexing (although he'll probably be a first-time giver, he'll know firsthand all about taking it slowly) So no, it's not just your perverted mind working here ;) thanks again!
Date: November 09, 2007 05:25 pm Title: The Very Bottom
OMG I LOVE THIS STORY. YOU WIN. SHERLOCKELLY/BERUCO/TEAMKAREN PANTS PARTY!
Author's Response: Yes! Sounds like a kickass party. I am merely standing on the shoulders of the buttsex pioneers who blazed this great trail... :)
Date: November 09, 2007 01:41 pm Title: Suffocating Warmth
YAY!!! OMG!!! THIS IS THE HOTTEST THING OF ALL FUCKING TIME!!! (and I'm totally not just saying that because a certain busy bf of mine has not been around for 8 nights in a row)
WRITER'S NICHE!!! I'm so excited for this next chapter that you have NO IDEA WHATSOEVER!!! JOIN OUR SIDE! We have confetti and cake and
buttsex and AWESOMENESS!!
I knew about your awesomeness/buttsex but cake too!? It's fudgy cake, I hope? And for your sake, tell Hal to saddle up!
Date: October 23, 2007 10:29 pm Title: Naked
I was FINALLY able to fully enjoy this story and THEN I FOUND OUT THAT MORE WAS COMING (pun much?) AND IT WAS GLORIOUS!!!
I don't know HOW YOU MANAGE TO MAKE THEM SO PERFECTLY IN CHARACTER ALL THETIME!!! And OMG SO HOT!
I wish I could favorite this story again, honestly. MORE! OMG! MORE!
Author's Response: Kelly! I'm so happy you're healed enough for some readin' :) I'm especially glad you like my Andy, since he's the harder of the two (yeah, I pun much.) I sometimes worry I tone him down too much or make him too chivalrous, but then I keep reminding myself, "It's Karen... Any man with any sack at all would find a special gear for her." I'm working on more now. I can crank out the angst but the porn... I tend to go slow (and then fast).
Date: October 20, 2007 06:20 pm Title: Naked
Does it make me a bad person that I started reading this once it became MA? I'm glad I did. I like Karen here although it does seem like she's using Andy. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. I guess it kinda seems like she is doing to Andy, what Jim did to her. Although, in her defense, I doubt Andy cares one way or another. I'm interested to see where this is going.
Author's Response: I see it more as her giving it to a man who wants and deserves it after trying to force it on a guy who only pretended to. Also, she's human anc vulnerable and Andy inadvertently charmed her pants off by caring about her for real. I'm boxed in by the fact that on the show Andy's still around and so they obviously didn't ride off into the sunset together, but I'd rather not think about that ;) Thanks a lot for commenting!
Date: October 20, 2007 01:48 pm Title: Naked
OH MY GOD!!!!!!! That was so incredibly perfect!!! Hot yet beautiful at the same time. My face is beet red from being overheated and I'm still giggling like a little school girl. Gah, so perfect! And I truly think that it's perfectly in character for Andy to be so great at that. For some reason I have it stuck in my mind that that dominatrix he lived with taught him all kinds of ways to please a woman. And I love how slow and deliberate he was, how much he wanted to savor every moment. And I LOVE that Karen wanted to be completely exposed to him, that the way he looked at her made her feel beautiful. So perfect! I'm all tingly. Oh, I love you! This was so totally awesome! By far my favorite chapter! Although, I would have stripped his clothes off right from the start if I was Karen. ;) But seriously, everything about this was perfect, the symbolism, her offering herself completely, him being in awe, his nervousness just before, him excitedly running off at the end and stripping off his clothes and being totally dorky after he had just been completely studly and romantic. PERFECT!!! I LOVED IT!!!!!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much... I credit you and Kelly for keeping me from getting flustered and keeping all my pent up Karen/Andy lust pent up in my head. I guess I always just sort of thought Andy'd be really good lover, and Karen just kindof puts him at ease with her presence. I'm glad you liked the exposure theme. I write slowly but there will be more stud Andy... ;)
Date: October 15, 2007 08:17 pm Title: Something We Both Need to Happen
woah cliffhanger. when i first started reading this, i wanted to hate it, but you write too well for that. it's wonderful to see that emotional side of her as a person and to understand that she does need love. sweet Andy :) gee never thought I'd say that.
Author's Response: Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you wanted to hate it but couldn't. Karen's not so bad after all! :)
Date: October 15, 2007 10:43 am Title: Something We Both Need to Happen
Seriously!!! HOW DID I MISS THIS?! I have no idea how you manage to do it but your Karen and your Andy are SO INCREDIBLY IN CHARACTER that it's painful almost because now I have to actually imagine them BOTH hurting this bad and Andy and he wants to fix her so badly but not if she doesn't need/want to be fixed and he's so intuitive and just... ugh.
I can't wait for them to finally be happy!!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH AND I'M SO RELIEVED THAT THERE IS MORE!!!! <3
Author's Response: Thanks so much. You've been so supportive! I find more genuine emotion in really hurting for someone else than just about anything... so Andy's earned all the goodness thats coming his way... What is it about these characters? They're so in my head it's not funny. I'm know you understand. <3
Date: October 12, 2007 04:20 pm Title: Something We Both Need to Happen
Wow. Wow. I love it!!! All the emotion coming from Andy, absolutely excellent. Oh, my heart was breaking for him at this bit:
Andy held up his end of the dialog, but he was crushed. His grand proclamation never saw daylight.
But not because he was afraid. It just wasn't needed.
Great description! And I love that Karen sees how wonderful Andy is. And I so cannot wait for some red hot lovin'!!!! Squeeeeeeee!!!!! I'm getting all in a fluster just thinking about it.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! If you think Andy's a stud in this chapter... ;)
Date: September 24, 2007 08:47 am Title: Someone to Carry Your Pain
Oh. Oh. I really, really loved this. It was a unique way of exploring the end of season 3, and as someone who has always liked Karen I imagine it must've been kind of hard on her all the while.
And Andy. I've been feeling a lot of love for Andy recently and you develop here a side of him that we haven't really seen on the show, and you did it really well, making him seem multidimensional. Andy and his sensitive side <33. The final paragraph was so quiet and simple and Maybe this is what love really felt like. His love, his concern, must be the one thing keeping him from boarding the express bus to Boner-town. was lovely.
I'm sorry I haven't gone into specifics! I just liked this very much and it almostkindofsortofmademecry. Heh. Thank you for writing this (:
Author's Response: Thanks a lot for reviewing this. I appreciate it and I'm glad you liked it.
Date: September 22, 2007 08:15 am Title: Someone to Carry Your Pain
Oh my god!!! This was so incredibly awesome. Andy just randomly asking if Jim did her in the butt and then coming up with all the different names for it put me into a fit of hysterical laughter, it was so in character and so well described that I could picture both of their facial expressions so clearly. And I so love you for bringing up the dominatrix, that's one of the deleted scenes that has had my mind going in all directions. I love how you had him say that only the strongest people are willing to be that vulnerable, and Karen was the strongest person he knew. So sweet! And that ending, gah! So absolutely perfect and adorable. I love this:
Maybe this is what love really felt like. His love, his concern, must be the one thing keeping him from boarding the express bus to Boner-town.
So perfectly Andy, and so perfectly sweet and tender at the same time. I also really loved the beginning too, how Karen recognized that he wasn't putting on a show, he wasn't trying to hide anything. He's comfortable enough with her to show her all of his vulnerabilities. Awesome. Have I mentioned how PERFECT this chapter is? Loved it!
Author's Response: Thanks firthgal! Your reviews are insightful and awesome. I thought about Andy asking Jim if he'd checked his butt for Karen's chips, and then thought, why not focus on the whole butt-awareness thing and give it some meaning.
Date: September 21, 2007 08:57 pm Title: Someone to Carry Your Pain
Oh, I was so happy to see an update to this story. I had to laugh at Andy's question, but I love how their friendship is evolving and how he's helping her through the rough time. It really shows he has a serious side. And I'm loving your insights into Karen's character and how she is slowly seeing that Jim wasn't right for her, but that not all men are evil, and the right guy IS out there.
Also, this was hilarious: "His love, his concern, must be the one thing keeping him from boarding the express bus to Boner-town."
Date: September 21, 2007 05:16 pm Title: Someone to Carry Your Pain
NO!!! THAT'S THE END?!??? D: Now I feel bad that I haven't commented until now.
This chapter though (and every other one) have just been fabulous. And this one had some great laugh-out-loud moments for me:
"You didn't let Tuna do your butt, did you Karen?"
"You know, booty bump you, take the Hershey Highway... bring it in the backdo..."
and this: "His love, his concern, must be the one thing keeping him from boarding the express bus to Boner-town." just seemed like such an Andy-thought to me. I really loved it. :) ...I really love Andy.
I'll be looking forward to reading a sequel if you do indeed decide to write one. :D Awesome job!
Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the feedback. Much appreciated! The butt thing was supposed to be just a little jibe but I just couldn't get away from it.
Date: September 21, 2007 05:10 pm Title: Someone to Carry Your Pain
OH NO!!! THE END?!? Ugh!!! I consistantly drop EVERYTHING to read this story (at the moment I have an open window with a documentary about igenous rock formations paused because you updated this).
This is gorgeous as always: Andy meaning so well but not really getting the vocal expression of it down, but he can do the physical part. And Karen, still trying to rebuild what she probably sees as shattered dignity and Andy letting her know that she's still got a ton of herself left and Jim's an asshole but he didn't break her.
I seriously have LOVED every moment of this so completely, the prospect of sequel delights me to much that I can't even tell you.
Completely completely completely amazing.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot Kelly. You're comments about their interaction are so spot on as always. I really want to try to re-open this story and add to it but I'm not sure I can do that without wrecking the semi-closure. I've grown attached to this story, and I don't want to take it too far off course (like a Karen/Andy hookup a few months down the road, or Andy getting payback on Jim, etc. Those sound more like sequels). Thanks so much for all the support.
Date: September 20, 2007 12:01 pm Title: The Initial Blast of Cold
I really really enjoyed this story and this chapter in particular. I love that someone is spending the time to really explore Karen's character, recognising her strengths, weaknesses and making it realistic. I created this account pretty much for the soul reason of leaving you feedback because I can't wait for the next chapter!
Karen's reflections on her and Jim's sex life was insightful and I can easily imagine Jim being uninterested and Karen feeling cheap after. It made the shower scene more sympathetic.
I adore Karen. I adore this story. I adore you.
Author's Response: Thanks so much Lily. This review gave me a giant grin. I'm so happy people like us are connecting with eachother. Now I adore you too!
Date: September 20, 2007 11:40 am Title: The Initial Blast of Cold
i know i've said that you are officially awesome.. but now i love you! wow its just spot on. amazing hon. you better be getting some nice squish mitten lovin' for this fic!
again... its amazing.. and i want more!
Author's Response: Alie! And I love you too! Good to see you, and glad you're enjoying it. Happy mittens all around ;)
Date: September 19, 2007 11:41 pm Title: The Initial Blast of Cold
wow...i think it really reall says something about myslef that I'm liking how crappy she feels, like she deserved it. wow...i just might be kind of a bitch great writing, just distribing effects.
Date: September 19, 2007 07:33 pm Title: The Initial Blast of Cold
Oh wow! Certainly a side to the Jim/Karen relationship that I never thought about. I so very much love that she has that impulse to sleep with Andy so that she can feel loved, but she's strong enough to fight it because she doesn't want to hurt him the same way that Jim hurt her. So perfect. I also love that Andy's apartment is so organized. I've always imagined it that way too. A control thing, I guess. As Karen pointed out, he doesn't seem to have control over where his life goes, so he probably takes pleasure in keeping the little things in his life organized. Same thing with the liquor at the end. Such a nice touch. You can tell that he was anxiously awaiting for her return and he wanted everything to be perfect. So sweet!
And I really hope that Jerkface Jim gets his comeuppance.
You're awesome as always, firthgal. You've pointed stuff out about Andy that I hadn't really thought about actively, but just sort of felt subconsciously, and it came out in the story, if that makes sense. When Karen's gone, Andy's probably going to be my new favorite, for having seen her as Jim wouldn't, and for always being so lovably quirky in the funniest way.