Date: February 19, 2010 04:33 pm Title: The Surplus: on the grave of our old love by: Paper Jam
S^&*, woman, you had me giggling at the summary for this: Dwight plots to save Angela from an inferior gene pool.
Dwight's self-assessment of his top qualities was hysterical (the sort of marksmanship that deer tell their children about at night to keep them in line). His knowing that Angela will prefer plain, faded flowers -- genius. And kudos for remembering the wedding graves.
And you perfectly captured their devious/deviant relationship:
They've been speaking in code and innuendo for so long now that it's impossible to miss her meaning.
Date: February 19, 2010 04:29 pm Title: Frame Toby: Our house was our castle and our keep by: callisto
Roy had spent half their wedding money on the down payment for his truck.
Jim bought a house.
Yeah. Says everything we need to know about those two men, right there. :)
This has to be the worst dirty-talk in the history of sex,” she giggled
Lovely, innocent Pam. :D Can't be nasty even when she tries. Love this.
Date: February 19, 2010 04:27 pm Title: Business Trip: If you try sometimes, you get what you need by: Sweetpea
It isn't love as much as belonging that he wants.
Nobody can make us weep like a sad buffoon. :(
I also appreciate that you make Michael look like a grownup when he decides to tell David Wallace the truth. Or at least the truth as Michael sees it. And then this heartbreaker:
He loves her and he knows she loves him. They just didn't get the timing right but maybe they will someday.
Talk about shades of S1!
Date: February 19, 2010 04:25 pm Title: Customer Survey: Ain't No Party Like a Scranton Party by: Steph
A-maaaaaazing how well you've caught Kelly here. She's so superficial and yet...not. And you make me feel sorry for her, there at the end when she cannot say no to Ryan, who is SO BAD FOR HER.
Date: February 19, 2010 04:23 pm Title: Employee Transfer: Louis Armstrong by Annabel Winslow
The "business closings" made me giggle like the twelve year old I am.
You know what really offends me? Your sleeves, rolled up like that all the time. What are you, butchering a chicken?
Date: February 19, 2010 04:18 pm Title: Baby Shower: Synchronicity by Blanca
I'm always down for a Jim/Pam phone convo, and I really enjoyed this one.
And "So... what are you wearing?" is just as sexy now as it would have been in Season One. :)
However, there IS a small and wicked corner of me that wanted Jim to try on some of Pam's undies. After all, if she can feel sexy and confident in baggy boxers, what would Jim feel like in black lace? :D
Date: February 19, 2010 04:14 pm Title: Business Ethics: Father, Brother, Lover (Dance Instructor) by: Paper Jam
"Jim is rapping on the glass and miming hanging up the phone. Michael gets up and closes the blinds. Jim clearly has no respect for his privacy"
Now I have to go explain to my co-workers why I was guffawing. Yes, I said guffawing. I can just see this happening. Absolutely I can.
Also: How do you feel about mud wrestling?
Date: February 19, 2010 04:09 pm Title: Weight Loss: Someone Just a Little More Funky by sophia_helix
God, I'd forgotten how In Sync Holly and Michael were. For one tiny moment, Michael was sympathetic and lovable.
Love the last two lines. I can hear them in my head.
Date: January 21, 2010 12:38 am Title: Company Picnic: Small things like reasons by, Colette
Hey, you! Just doing a quick drive-by during a bout of insomnia and thought I'd see what you'd been creating. As always you hit the right notes and I'm not talking about those from Mr. No Jacket Required. Keep on being fabulous!
Date: October 08, 2009 11:53 am Title: Company Picnic: Small things like reasons by, Colette
You are really, really good at this, you know? Gorgeous. Lyrical, even. You convey the hush of the empty office, the loneliness of it, just beautifully, and it is such a great contrast to the cozy feeling of the scenes with Pam. And your Jim voice is so spot-on, which for some reason I think is hard to capture. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Date: September 10, 2009 09:20 pm Title: Weight Loss: Someone Just a Little More Funky by sophia_helix
I've enjoyed this story so much. Such a shame that it's ended, but it really was beautiful. You guys are awesome. I hope we see each one of you next summer. :)
Date: September 10, 2009 06:44 pm Title: Company Picnic: Small things like reasons by, Colette
Does this...*sniff*...mean it's the end of Tesserae? Noooo! *wails until she has the energy to pull herself together*
Ahem, anyway, this was a wonderful way to finish a truly amazing series. Just like any great episode, this chapter was hilarious and sweet and had me with tears in my eyes. Just the image of the two (well I guess three ;)) spooned up on the couch is just...precious. Not only that, your Michael is flawless and I really hope he gets his happy ending too. One complaint: You have now made it practically impossible to wait for the new series. Your beautiful imagery in this has made me unbelievably excited!
Thank you Colette for this and thank you to all the other writers for creating such an epic and incredible series. I'm in awe.
*begins weeping again* I'm okay...it's just something in my eye!
Date: September 10, 2009 06:34 pm Title: Company Picnic: Small things like reasons by, Colette
Aw Colette, my dear...thanks for rounding this story out so very nicely. I think what's most interesting about this piece is the maturity you show in Jim - I think it's the first time I've read of him where he hasn't been absolutely denying any similarities to Michael. Here he seemed to take it in, take it for what it was worth and feel ok with it.
Aside from, that the yummy goodness of how J&P got pregnant and how they found ways to celebrate. The yummiest detail of them all was his hand spanning her abdomen and him wondering how long he'd be able to do that. Just lovely.
Date: September 10, 2009 10:06 am Title: Company Picnic: Small things like reasons by, Colette
What a perfect way to wrap everything up, Colette. Just beautiful.
She guided his hand beneath the hem of her shirt and placed it on her belly. When he spread his fingers apart, stroking gently, they practically spanned her entire midsection. He wondered how long he’d be able to do that.
Soon he’d be her husband, but he’d already considered himself that for quite a while.
Still, he couldn’t help thinking how separate their lives might have remained, how she might have become a distant, never quite buried, ache. And now, this - this beautiful, scary, almost impossible idea - inextricably linking them forever.
This gave me such a warm feeling. I loved it. Great job!
Date: September 10, 2009 08:48 am Title: Company Picnic: Small things like reasons by, Colette
Colette, I'm so thrilled that you were able to participate in this project after all. Honestly, as fantastic as it’s been, it would have been somewhat incomplete without you. Soon he’d be her husband, but he’d already considered himself that for quite a while. I literally have chills right now, and I’m so psyched for S6. Thank you.
Date: September 10, 2009 07:57 am Title: Company Picnic: Small things like reasons by, Colette
Aw, man, the Michael bits killed me in this - much like Michael eating his sandwich by himself "just like dinner" did in that one episode. One of the beauties of the Jim and Pam relationship is that the both realize how easily it could have been differently, and how lucky they are, and you've done a great job highlighting that here.