Date: March 14, 2020 08:27 am Title: Chapter 1
So lovely. I could picture it all so vividly! Especially Jim bursting into the office looking worried and scared. I also love how you’ve written Michael, because I think that’s truly him. Willing to stand up and do what’s right even if it means getting pinched. Wonderful job!
Thanks, BT! I love writing Michael - he’s just so fun. But, the comedy he brings aside, at his core Michael is good. He has a big heart & wants to care for his people. That’s my favorite Michael...
Date: March 13, 2020 09:32 pm Title: Chapter 1
Excited to see a new story!
For a moment there, I wasn't so sure it was going to end happily, but I'm thankful it did!
Also, this: "He just kept punching and punching until I poked him in the eye. It’s a trick I learned on the Discovery Channel - it’s how you fight off a shark.” spot on! Made me laugh!
Author's Response: That was probably my favorite line too! I love writing Michael. He’s so fun.
Date: March 13, 2020 04:03 pm Title: Chapter 1
This was so great. This could absolutely be canon. Imagine if they'd done this on the show? Great story. I love Michael as the hero.
Author's Response: Thanks, Sprinkles! I would love to imagine if they’d done this on the show... We would have been spared so much angst...
Date: March 13, 2020 11:05 am Title: Chapter 1
Great one shot. I mean I could probably wax poetical about this story for about as long as the story itself is. You hit just about every emotional beat there could be just right. Numbness, disgust, annoyance, shock, surprise, anger, trepidation, bemusement, caution, and then the first few slivers of hope to bloom into encompassing joy and safety.
Author's Response: Thanks, Warrior! I’m all for quality over quantity and this lovely review is definitely quality!
Date: March 13, 2020 09:24 am Title: Chapter 1
Love this. Love love love it. I was going to say a lot about how I liked the puzzle metaphor, especially the line "He thinks that she may still have some of the pieces." I was then going to say something about how I really appreciated the observation that yeah, Michael's behavior really must be a huge drag on the other offices because of all the retrainings and that's a great point I somehow hadn't noticed before. But then I just got caught up in the AU story and I really enjoyed it. Perfect Michael and Dwight, excellent Pam and Jim, just a joy to read.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Comfect! This review really made my day. I love the idea that all the other branches have no tolerance for Michael because all the training that the Scranton branch is subjected to due to their “incidents” is somehow rolled out company wide also...
Date: March 13, 2020 07:40 am Title: Chapter 1
Aw this was so sweet! If only it had played out like this originally. This was so well written and had me on the edge of my seat.
Author's Response: Ah, thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it. I wish we’d had a much quicker resolution in Season 3, but it’s certainly made good fodder for fic...
Date: March 13, 2020 06:09 am Title: Chapter 1
I'm not sure if I mentioned it previously but: I'm in awe how wonderful you turn the canon moments into the deliciously angsty and infinitely happier AUs. And this one is amazing! I like so much protective Michael (I think his role as the office 'father figure' is underrated) and the jigsaw analogy. And especially Jim's knee-jerk reaction 'something happened to Pam -> I need to help her! -> I made a rash decision -> oh, wait, is this a good idea?..' Perfect, just perfect.
Author's Response: Thank you, Dernhelm! This is such a lovely review. I love protective Michael too - I think he definitely wants to think of himself as a father figure.
Date: March 13, 2020 05:14 am Title: Chapter 1
Wow, now I wish this was the direction the show really took in season three. Without the stupid drama, this feels so much better for everyone, Karen doesn't get hurt, Pam and Jim can be more honest with each other and Roy can f*** off earlier.
Yes, if only! I love the idea of a world where Roy disappears earlier, & Karen is spared from the angst of accidentally being caught in a love triangle. Thanks for reviewing!