Date: May 04, 2008 07:06 pm Title: The Sort of Man You Are
This was great. Alan Shore is one of my favorite characters of anything ever, and he's so well written here, which is really hard to do. Love love LOVE Alan tearing into Jim and giving him the wake up call.
And yes, my ultimate dream is a Wire/Office crossover! I've had all kinds of ideas for how to make it work, but the heartbreaking Greek tragedy style of The Wire mixing with the comedy with a heart of The Office is so intimidating.
Author's Response: I'm glad you like my Alan. He has won me over like no other character, and is amazingly fun to write. He has to be one of the deepest, most mutli-faceted characters on TV, and the way his passion burns through when he argues is beyond cool. I haven't started Wire yet but I'm fully expecting to like it based on what I've heard. Thanks again.
Date: May 04, 2008 06:42 pm Title: The Sort of Man You Are
Oh my look at you, writing a happy JAM part in your fic. :)
But, this is a really great character analysis of Jim, plus it seems like everyone is happy. Especially Karen, but who wouldn't be happy with Alan??
Author's Response: I like to think he'll be a better man after Alan's ass-whooping. I bet Alan implying he was lucky to have her would make him want to prove to himself (and her) that he deserves her. And Karen is certainly due for some serious fun times! Especially if Alan wields his tongue in bed with even half the skill with which he wields it in court. Thanks a lot for commenting.
Date: May 04, 2008 04:46 pm Title: The Sort of Man You Are
My name is Denny Crane. That is all.
(I haven't even read this yet, but I love it already for combing two of my favorite things). Off to read it now!
Author's Response: Hell Yeah! Another Boston Legal fan! By the way I just got the Wire, Season 1 Disc 1 from Netflix, although I imagine a crossover there might be a bit more challenging.
Date: May 04, 2008 02:53 pm Title: The Sort of Man You Are
OH MY GOD!!! I think I orgasmed from picturing Andy and Alan in the same room together. And Alan's intensity? Oh yeah, that definitely brought an orgasm. ;) Seriously though, I could hear Alan's voice perfectly, and I loved how you wrote Andy in this. You write his mannerisms so perfectly. And you somehow managed to insert Alan's utter sexiness into this, particularly at the end with Karen (I loved the line about him being easy, totally something that he'd say on the show). I also loved that after Jim had his ass handed to him, he decided to man up and be someone that was deserving of Pam. I also loved Michael being totally enthralled in Alan's story about the Jim/Karen breakup. And Denny!!! Oh, Denny. Loved it! But yeah, Alan's intensity had me all... whatever James Spader does to me every week. Gasping for air? Yeah, I think that's a good description. And I'm completely jealous that Karen got to have some fun with Alan. But he goes home to Denny, right? Because he belongs on the balcony sipping scotch and smoking cigars with his best friend.
Anyway, this brought me much joy, and it's making me want to do my own BL/Office crossover. Andy MUST meet Jerry. I think the personality mirroring would be quite interesting there. :D
Thanks so much! You're the one I was thinking of the whole time I wrote this, since I wasn't sure who else besides us likes both series. I have to say it's so fun writing Alan dialog since he's got that laser intellect and is so unafraid to torture people with it when he puts his heart to something. It goes really fast once you get in the groove, and start hearing his beguiling yet deviously purposeful tone in your words. I think he'd like Karen too, as she's in different ways both stronger and yet more brittle than Tara (with whom I think he shared the best chemistry with of all his flawed relationships). She'd probably bring out the best in him, and certainly understand that he'll get home late (or not at all) some nights because of cigar time.
Definitely do your own crossover! There's a lot of gold here to be mined. Andy/Jerry as you mentioned, as well as Denny/Michael and a bunch more.