Date: May 25, 2009 11:54 am Title: And they say that his brain shrank three sizes that day.
This is PERFECT. You stayed so true to the show - it could have been an actual episode. The characterization was PERFECT - especially Michael. You NAILED Michael. This was amazing. Much love!
Date: September 29, 2008 08:40 pm Title: And they say that his brain shrank three sizes that day.
So, I somehow missed this, and just discovered it now. I love everything about this. I NEED this to become a real episode. Der Kommisar. Brilliant.
And Michael calling Karen to ask if she was black? And Darryl? Gah. Funniest image ever. EVER.
This is ridiculously funny.
Date: September 24, 2008 03:14 pm Title: And they say that his brain shrank three sizes that day.
Oh. Ohno. That is so terribly and wonderfully Michael. I loved Oscar's talking head. Nice collaboration!
Author's Response: LC: Thanks, Mrs. LH! It is both terrible and wonderful...that seems to be the way Jack and I like it. Fictionally speaking. :)
Date: September 24, 2008 12:56 pm Title: And they say that his brain shrank three sizes that day.
Just seeing this coming together of... I'm not sure if I should call it talent or what... practically guaranteed comic gold. This is a mind-blowing triumph of what can happen when steady hand and insanity become one. There was almost too much good stuff here. I certainly can't remember it all and I just finished reading it. That could be early onset Alzheimer's, but I fully believe it's because this fic is too big for fic.
Umm... was Kevin saying that Der Kommisar would be hot if he had bigger breasts? If so, I'm scared.
138:Thank you, Wert, I'm assuming I'm meant to be "insanity," right? Seriously, this is probably the nicest review I've ever gotten from you... which probably means all the credit should go to my much more talent partner, I suppose. Still, thanks much.
And, yes, you should be very, very afraid.
Date: September 24, 2008 11:58 am Title: And they say that his brain shrank three sizes that day.
"I was hoping I wouldn't have to admit this, but... I'm actually a Filipino."
Bwahahaha! And yes, I know that "mangelwurzel" is German for "beet".
"You'll forward me the picture of Dwight?"
Heh heh heh. That Jim, he never gets tired of teasing Dwight, does he?
unsure if the pages were toxic
Poor Pam, comparing Dwight's comic to Watchmen. Of course it would fall short. :)
"Who... is your favorite singer?"
"Dean. Martin." Stanley replied flatly.
"Wow, I didn't even know he was Black,"
Aaaaand that's when I fell out of my chair laughing. Brilliant.
"They're like little penises for our necks."
Yeah, that's me on the floor again. This is SO Michael.
Mandatory Blackness training.
Floor. Again. Man, this just gets better and better.
"Holla," Michael answered.
"We might even see a Black man run for President," Stanley muttered.
"I pray for the day," Michael whispered soulfully.
Forget the floor. I'm in the basement now, howling.
"In the spirit of the documentary Roots, I want you to whip me," he whispered.
Oh, my God. Yes, he would absolutely do this.
I was wrong to have ever thought that your uterus would impede you as an artist
So Dwight of Dwight to say this. Floor again.
Let me say what a delight this was to read. There is far too little Office fanfic that is actually funny, and this is one of the best I've read. Second, you have absolutely NAILED Michael Scott, and that's hard to do. Third, you used the secondary characters like Stanley, Oscar, Darryl and Phyllis brilliantly. I loved Holly interrupting the meeting and Michael reconsidering his feelings for her.
And I will buy the first issue of Der Kommissar.Brilliant, well done, and bravo, gentlemen!
138: Hey, thanks so much... we're big proponents of at least trying to make the fiction funny and as much in-character as possible, and with you singling out so many of our lines, I'm guessing we at least hit one target.
Thank you very much and rest assured, Der Kommissar will return.
(And thanks especially for mentioning the Obama line... it was mine and I really wasn't sure how funny it was.)
Date: September 24, 2008 09:07 am Title: And they say that his brain shrank three sizes that day.
Wow. This was quite an undertaking, guys, and so well done.
Michael: I think Stanley is my Magic Negro. For the win.
Author's Response: You are my all-time favorite reviewer and I thank you greatly.
Date: September 24, 2008 08:54 am Title: And they say that his brain shrank three sizes that day.
I had no idea that I needed to imagine nunchucks made from two live bears chained together until now. And I can honestly say, without any reservation whatsoever, that my world has meaning. :D
So many things to love about this idea, too many, in fact, to name--because it'd just be recopying and pasting the entire story--so i'll try and limit myself to just a few standouts.
Ursine nunchucks aside, can we discuss the sheer brlliance of "Der Kommisar" for a moment? It's the absolute perfect choice, as it satisfies a number of requirements for comedy: It's perfect on one level, for Dwight's comic book hero, it's an Andy-ish song all the way, and it's just dorky enough to still be cool after all these years.
And, call me juvenile, but the absolute winning moment for me was Kevin's visual suggestion for Pam's drawing. It's a tiny moment, yes, but one that killed me.
You two knocked this out of the park. Well done, my friends.
Author's Response: LC: Thanks, Mose...you know, bear-chucks are the kind of magic only Jack can provide. He's truly something. :) We are definitely bringing back Der Kommissar, so stay tuned, and as for the Kevin line? I can humbly say I'm proud to have killed you. :) Thank you as always, pal - we appreciate it!