Date: March 27, 2007 01:40 pm Title: Aftermath
Par 5 this is unbelievable. The ones for Creed and Toby added such depth to their characters and made me a little teary. The ending was sort of like Roy's fist would feel I suspect, but sadly very realistic to where we are now in the show. Great work. Drabbles seem very hard and you're a master.
Author's Response: Thanks so much uncgirl! I really liked what you said about the ending being like Roy's fist! I don't think this is how it will play out but was just having a momentary lapse into melancholy to get past all these darn reruns...
Date: March 27, 2007 01:27 pm Title: Aftermath
Wow. These are all so sad! And Toby with his turkey and Creed...lovely.
I do not like the ending, of course. It's so well-written that it feels real, and that makes me want to weep. *sniff*
Beautiful, as usual!
Author's Response: Sorry, lis! I felt like writing something gut-wrenchingly sad but I limited myself to a drabble so it wouldn't hurt TOO much! I'll make it up to you with fluff when we reach the happy ending waiting for us on the show. Right?!! Please? ;)
Date: March 27, 2007 12:55 pm Title: Aftermath
Oh Jim...yes you CAN. This is just too too sad. He's still lying to Karen, of course, a prisoner of his own iron-clad defense system. The last line is killer...go and break my heart why don't you? Very well done, Ms. Par. Very good indeed.
Date: March 27, 2007 12:52 pm Title: Thanksgiving IV
This really captures that Ryan disaffection...no conscious choice, but there he is...with pumpkin pie in hand. And yet, for all his resistance, there's still something sweet about him with Kelly. After all - he at least cares whether her father will like it. Gotta mean something.
Date: March 27, 2007 12:48 pm Title: Thanksgiving II
Now, if you can make me feel empathy for Roy, you must be doing something right. And I - kinda - do. Great detail about the relatives being there who'd ask questions. Family can be treacherous when it's not a comfort.
Date: March 27, 2007 12:45 pm Title: Hell
My poor, sweet Jim...of course Karen will stay - apparently they're gong to have to pry her out of Scranton with a crowbar. One of those inexplicable things. The image of him watching Pam's taillights disappear makes me want to cry. No joke.
Date: November 28, 2006 01:18 pm Title: Thanksgiving IV
I think that there are so many real relationships out there just like Kelly and Ryan, where the guy wakes up and suddenly finds himself with someone. I wish they'd contrast the K/R relationship more with the J/P one - you know, tumbling into 'couplehood' vs. a decision to be together.
I think you've captured Ryan's general awkwardness well here, though. I wonder what Meredith was doing on Thanksgiving?
Author's Response: I like all the "deep" stuff you said but all I can think about is that Meredith is off having a boozefest with her AA buddies, no doubt!
Date: November 28, 2006 01:15 pm Title: Thanksgiving III
Creed completely rocks. There is nothing else to add. This is my second favourite after the Roy one. I wonder if Creed is actually a millionaire, he just can't remember where he put the money.
Author's Response: BAH! What if Creed is DB Cooper? Hmmm...that gives me an idea!
Date: November 28, 2006 01:13 pm Title: Thanksgiving II
Sad, but it's still hard for me to feel too badly for Roy. It's very poignant, though. Maybe my favourite so far, stylistically speaking...
Author's Response: I don't feel bad for Roy at all! But I'm sure dealing with all the "where's Pam?" questions after so many years together would suck beyond belief. Thanks!
Date: November 28, 2006 01:12 pm Title: Thanksgiving
Now this one is way too sad. I hate Toby's ex-wife. :-(
Author's Response: Yeah, man, she sucks! But maybe Toby leaves his wet towels laying on the bathroom floor and cuts his toenails in bed and never takes the garbage out so who are we to judge?! ;-)
Date: November 28, 2006 01:11 pm Title: Hell
You missed out the part where he goes in and decides he can't tell Karen because he can't bring himself to lie and say he's over Pam. I'm sure you just forgot that part. (oh, and word count.)
Author's Response: That's the part you're so very good at so I'll leave the telling of it to you!
Date: November 28, 2006 01:10 pm Title: Pieces
Damn it, Pam - just drive to Jim's, okay???
You do capture her shifting pain well, though. Which is probably why it irritates me to read it. ;-)
Author's Response: She just needs a little encouragement. And she'll get it soon. Really.
Date: November 28, 2006 01:05 pm Title: 9 Dates
Okay, I'm going to buzz your review count, but I think each of these deserves a comment. :-)
I love this line: she understood the intricacies of his relationship with Jan - It made me wonder if he'd talked about Jan so much Carol thought there was something between them, or thought Michael was in love with Jan and didn't know it, or what. I think Carol may have gotten Michael, but from this I'd say that Michael didn't get Carol, much less himself.
Author's Response: Maybe this is due to my new puppy, but Michael reminds me of an overexuberant pup. He has Carol and he licks her face and hangs around begging to be petted until finally she just yells at him to go lay down! I think he felt that Carol got him, but as you say, he sure didn't get her!
Date: November 22, 2006 04:12 pm Title: Thanksgiving II
This is beautiful...very montage-esque. Thanks for making me cry with the Toby part! And Roy is so wounded, I love it!
Author's Response: Thanks 69 cups! I love Toby but sorry to make you sad. And Roy? I think he had it coming... ;)