Date: March 28, 2022 09:30 pm Title: Galilean
I am just really amazed that you wrote these crossword clues. I never in my life would have guessed these. Also kind of love that part of the magic is the desk-if only Ronnie and Jim had had more time over it, who knows where they’d be now?
Author's Response: One thing I discovered in the process of writing this fic: it turns out it's WAY easier to come UP with a crossword clue starting from a word you want to get to then it is to figure out the word from the clue. True story!
True. Or for that matter Jim and Ryan. Or Erin and Dwight... the possibilities are endless!
Date: March 08, 2022 04:38 am Title: Galilean
A rare main character moment for Phyllis and Stanley! Really enjoyed this. The desk is definitely magic, I mean it HAS to be!
Author's Response: The Phyllis-Stanley centric fic is coming, I promise. I'm really glad you liked it!
Date: February 24, 2022 12:05 pm Title: Galilean
"I've never seen him stand that long." really got me. Hahaha
I love this and I LOVE the Stanley/Phyllis dynamic and relationship.
Stop being so good at this. (But don't.)
Author's Response: One day I am going to write my work spouse fic and share with you all my Stanley/Phyllis headcanons and the four people who read it are going to be both entertained and deeply move. I swear.
LOL. I'll do my best. Thanks for taking the time to review!
Date: February 24, 2022 08:09 am Title: Galilean
Really enjoying your cold opens and, as ever, your skill in drawing these characters.
Love the idea of the reception desk as a kind of celestial body with pull strong enough to lift Stanley out of his chair and onto his feet.
Thanks for this - very much needed some distraction today.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I had fun writing this one. Although I don't know how real crossword writers do it.
maybe it?s the desk, or maybe it?s each other. The miraculous human gift of making places feel like home is also about how people make us feel like home.
glad to help. And thank you for taking the time to read and review.
Date: February 24, 2022 12:59 am Title: Galilean
I mean the desk MUST be magic right. Look how Michael stared at Ryan when he sits there.
Honestly though, please just do a fic of disclaimers. This had me howling!!
Author's Response: I guess the magic doesn't always translate to both of them, though. Poor Michael.
They don't always come together, but this one was just too fun.
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Date: February 23, 2022 04:59 pm Title: Galilean
YOu've got me channeling Meghan Trainor
'YOu know it's all about that desk, bout that desk -and that disclaimer.'
That was running through my head as I got to the end of this adorable cold opener. I know I'm pretty corny - can't help what my brain does sometimes.
I totally buy that he is drawn to Phyllis. They are a work couple after all- proven further by the fact she helps him with his crossword clues.
And magic desk - well even Erin found her pairing in Pete so maybe.
Pam and Jim here are drawn so well (but I will defend that their magic is a force beyond).
Oh as a crossword aficionado (Rex Parker is my Phyllis) I loved your clues - so perfectly puzzle.
And of course it was the perfect disclaimer for this one.
Author's Response: I will confess to a not-so-secret love of Meghan Trainor, so I appreciate this reference.
YES. The scene of him casually asking Phyllis for help on his beloved crosswords was the inspiration for this... although I suppose this doesn't necessarily line up with him not noticing that it's Kevin.
HA. Not going to lie, I was deeply proud of the trapezius one.
Thank you so much as always for taking time to read and review, my friend.
Date: February 23, 2022 02:24 pm Title: Galilean
The idea that Stanley literally gravitates towards Phyllis (and seemingly is unaware of it) is brilliant. They are the OG work-wife/ husband duo. Your stage directions for Pam and Jim’s looks is also spot on as usual!
Also love that disclaimer!
Author's Response: Oh, they really are. Mind you, they're not the healthiest work-wife/husband duo, but let's be real: this is about as good husbanding as Stanley might be capable of.
As always, I credit Jenna and John for doing the work on those looks.
Thank you! I'm particularly proud of that one. And thanks for taking the time to review!
Date: February 23, 2022 01:21 pm Title: Galilean
I loveeeee this cold open and I’m so glad you finished it for me! The title and disclaimer are clever and hilarious, as always. I really liked the phrase “Stanley equivalent of a chuckle.” That made me do the Stanley equivalent of a chuckle.
Honestly though, my favorite part was the ending when Greg Daniels admits that the desk is kind of magic. 🥺😭
Author's Response: I feel like there's a lot of good humor to be done with the fundamental dour-ness of Stanley.
Look, is it a little lame that I linked back to one of my own fics again? Yes. Is the desk, in fact, kind of magic? Absolutely.
Thanks for helping push this one into the world!
Date: February 23, 2022 01:00 pm Title: Galilean
Loved the disclaimer, let us start with that. Perfect for this one in all respects.
The line JAM as they were always meant to be was just so cute and heart eyes enduing.
However the realization that Stanley is involuntarily drawn towards Phyllis was lots of fun too. I now have this vision that after every conference room meeting Stanley returns to his desk and starts asking those kinds of questions to Phyllis. Like he had to hold it in during Michael's inane ramblings and now can try and figure out the last few words. Either that or he's getting caught up on his actual crossword after reading his hentai. It's art remember.
Though I also like the idea of the magic matchmaking-ish desk. Great fun as always.
Author's Response: Ha, thank you. I knew this disclaimer had to be Stanley-related, and I've already parked a couple of good Stanley lines elsewhere, but this one just fit so well.
I know this one's not really Jammy, and honestly, it could probably fit pre-Casino Night as well as post-The Job. But I did want to give y'all a few sightings of newly-together Jam as a way of saying "thanks for putting up with my off-topic fics."
Oh, I totally buy that about Stanley. That may be one of the main things that bothers him about those meetings. Not just they're a waste of selling time, they screw up his whole crossword routine too.
It's all about the office supplies and furniture in DM Scranton!
Thanks as always for taking the time to read and review!