Date: August 17, 2008 07:59 pm Title: Chapter 1
I enjoyed all of these, but Kelly's was my favorite. I just loved "Karen Skankapelli" and Kelly wondering why everyone who came back to the annex ended up with a headache. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I have the most fun writing Kelly.
Date: August 17, 2008 11:46 am Title: Chapter 1
Oh, I LOVE this, especially because you chose interesting and unusual POVs. I love how Oscar feels marooned in an sea of inanity (and how even when he talks to someone normal, it still gets ruined).The Kelly section flows so well in the way she jumps from subject to subject, and her email is adorable. And Dwight determinedly calling because the internet knows too much, haha, and I've totally thought Meredith and Toby would make a great couple as single parents (and something about the dentist detail just feels so brilliant and natural). And the end... man. Toby is, in fact, the kind of guy who still wouldn't be happy even if he ran away to a tropical paradise. I just really love that, in the end, everyone misses Toby for their own reasons because they can get something from him, and even Pam and Jim only vaguely worry about him (I LOVE that Jim stopped hanging out with Toby because Toby was depressed and therefore kind of a drag). It just makes me love and miss him all the more myself. :)
Author's Response: Wow. Thank you so much! I just, after the last year, wanted to write something sort of positive about Toby, where he was nice and intelligent and a good listener and not just some guy who got rid around Pam towards the end. I like writing Toby and Meredith together (not so much as a couple - I mostly ship Toby with Kelly) because they do have similar experiences and would be able to share things like horror stories about exes and dentist recommendations for kids. I don't think Toby will be instantly happy there in his tropical paradise either which makes me sad, because I love him so much myself too (and will miss him)! Thank you again.
Date: August 07, 2008 06:28 pm Title: Chapter 1
Wow, Steph, this was riveting. I could have kept reading! Your "voices" were spot on, and you managed to insert just the right amount of humor at just the right times. Excellent job.
Author's Response: I could have kept writing too... Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Date: August 07, 2008 06:28 am Title: Chapter 1
Great concept! I like how you used Toby and his absence to do character studies of the various characters. I especially enjoyed the piece on Oscar- he's among the great underused characters in fic. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! And I agree with you about Oscar - he isn't written about too much.