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Reader can you spare a jellybean?

Earlier this year we replaced the star rating system with jellybeans. Jellybeans are like a "like" or a "kudos" and you can leave up to 5 on a story. Now for various reasons, there are a lot of great stories on MTT that ended up with very few jellybeans so this is an attempt to remedy this!

Here we want readers to post their favorite stories on the archive that have ended up with fewer than 10 jellybeans (especially if it's fewer than 5). We also encourage you to briefly include why the story is deserving of more jellybeans. Any publish date is fine but an older story is more likely to have been forgotten and will benefit more from the boost!

One way to find worth stories to add:

If you have a good list of favorites or many stories on your bookshelf, while logged into the archive head to the Browse section, select your favorites or your bookshelf, sort by "least jellybeans" (you'll find that under the drop down that has the default of "most recent") and then you'll easily see stories that can be added to the list.

I'll try to keep the 2nd post of this thread updated with recommended stories. If you don't feel like posting here, you can also post your recs in the shoutbox


  • My first round of "Stories that deserve more jellybeans"

    * Everything by watchthesky84
    why: watchthesky84 writes one-shots that are wonderfully sweet with a touch of angst, and I have no doubt if she wrote in the peak years of 2007-2008 she would have had a great following. Like I said they all deserve more beans, you can start with Moonbounce or Don't Be. then give all the jellybeans from there.

    * Out of the Fog by Kat11
    This sexy story was the readers choice in our Valentine's Day contest this year and definitely deserves more than 3 jellybeans!

    * A Day He'll Never forget by Deedldee
    Told in the 2nd person, a great fic about Jim's first day and first time meeting a certain receptionist.

    * Vox by sophia_helix
    If you're familiar with the Office selection at AO3 then you know this one has gotten lots of kudos over there but has somehow ended up with less than 10 at MTT, which definitely needs to be fixed! Hot hot hot, but also with just enough plot to keep things interesting.

    *all the things that happened after casino night (and all the things that didn't) by thatsparrow
    This was published during our "rebuilding phase" at MTT before we got things more active and therefore didn't get the attention it deserved, a really good look at season 3, thatsparrow captures Pam's perspective perfectly.
  • My next round of "Stories that deserve more jellybeans!"

    Pretty Much everything by kells8995: Our Author of the month for December, kells was at archive pretty much since the start and wrote many enjoyable, mostly fluffy fics that sadly ended up with only a handful of jellybeans. Start with the angsty-but-sweet Rebuild or the smuffy may the four winds blow you safely home and go from there!

    Dukes by brokenloon: though fan reaction to Jim & Pam's Season 9 storyline was at best mixed, it did inspire a handful of great fics including this one by our Nov. AOTM brokenloon, who writes about the "fight" Jim and & Pam were fixing to have after "Couples Discount" and does a great job of cutting to the heart of their marital issues.

    Real and Imagined by shutterbug: We're lucky to have a great group of currently active writers and shutterbug puts such care and craft in her fics they're a joy to read. This particular one is about Jim reflecting on the voicemails Pam left him in "The Carpet" and is so leaves you feeling like you're in Jim's head. Her other fics are all deserving of jellybeans as well!

    Five Times Jim and Pam Almost Got Busted by NobleLandMermaid: if you can forgive a little shameless self-promotion, I posted this fic about Pam's and JIm's first summer back when MTT was still very much on life-support so I'm going to guess some readers missed it. I'm definitely guilty of gravitating to the S1-3 angst when writing JAM so this was an exercise in just writing something fun and fluffy and I had a lot of fun with it so I hope you have fun reading!

    And that should do me for now! Remember, if you have any favorites you think need more beans feel free to post, or post them in the shoutbox on the archive and I'll try to crosspost here.
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