Date: January 06, 2022 10:04 pm Title: Rules of the Game
Okay I love the idea of the game (as you know I have a fondness for this kind of game with Jam) and the friendship they're developing with Beth is really quite cute.
I really loved the story she told them about the older couple. I'm hoping at some point your story will jump far, far into the future and give us that.
The PIVOT! reference made me cackle, as a huge Ross fan (he's underrated!) and that scene being a particular favorite of mine :)
I wonder if games like this do happen in real life restaurants or only in my crazy head but it either way it was fun for the story.
Really that came about because this chapter coincided with writing Gold, my season 9 fix-it fic and somehow the sentiments leaked over to this one. But hmmmm.
I must have also been binging Friends when i wrote this one too.
Thanks always for reading and reviewing.
Date: March 26, 2021 10:58 pm Title: Rules of the Game
Okay, I love this. First, because it was a great palate cleanser after the latest chapter of Gold. Second, because I like the idea that they're in on the game now. Third, because I love them pranking Beth, and then Beth immediately helping cover for Jim clearly having already bought a ring. Fourth, because both the idea of Ryan's initial summer plans to make buying paper cool again and how Michael at first tried to impress him seem very canon-compliant, as is Michael's "let's make the office into a beach!" scheme. Like that feels like something that could have been a summer special, and a funny one.
I also love the other families - both the love they want to be, and the subtler hint of the future Pam has left behind.
Thanks for your great review. I felt like this chapter maybe lacked depth (especially in writing it in breaks from Gold) and was very fluffy, silly and just kinda simple so I'm glad to hear that is sometimes a good read too.
I felt I needed to have this bit to fill in any readers who hadn't read ATGIG on the game - and you know how I enjoy trying to come up with fun stuff that could happen in the office (but man it is hard - how you make it seem easy is impressive.)
I will say the other families was a last minute addition that was the direct result of being in the middle of Gold but was what I felt was the best part of this chapter. I knew I could count on you to pick up on the subtle nod to the life she narrowly escaped.
Thanks as always.
Date: March 24, 2021 08:02 pm Title: Rules of the Game
This was fun. First from defusing Michael's ideas. Nice way to put it. Both Ryan and Michael have decent ideas. But it's the follow through where they fail. Ryan in that he is all ideas and no action. Michael in that he's to much action. Good way to bring that out.
I did see some things there from "Gold." The tryst on the beach as well as the warnings for the future. Bend and go with each other rather than work at cross purpose.
Beth is still a delight. Love how she explains the game and how much she enjoys having Jim and Pam as regulars. Tons of fun all around.