Saturday, September 30, 2006

NBC Interviews for "The Convention"

Nothing over the top exciting, but lots of cuteness.

Mostly talking about the football player dude.

Because apparently some people like football. Even though maybe they should just have sex with a dude once a year and get it out of their system.

I think everyone can predict very easily the part I liked best.

ETA: Plus, here's a rewview of the episode from Entertainment Weekly. I totally agree with it all.

Crap.

(Yeah. This turned into a sermon/rant/ode to "The Office." Not exactly sure how that happened.)

Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration posted a new blog in which he says that "The Office" pretty much got beaten around worse than Roy in his drunk driving accident on Thursday by "Ugly Betty."

And after such amazing ratings last week. Bahhhhh.

I can hope that people were just checking out "Ugly Betty" and they're going to go back to the brilliance that is the amazing, wonderful, hilarious, perfect, and extremely attractive "The Office."

The thing about this show (and the thing about, say, "Arrested Development") is that I really feel like the more you watch it, the more you love it. When I first watched this show, I wasn't instantly drawn to it. I did watch the first episodes and I thought, "Huh! I like this show! I should try and make a point of watching it!" And I tried to, but I was in my senior year at Wellesley, and I had a lot of stuff going on.

Then, when the second season was on, I was insanely busy, and for the first semester, I didn't have a TV in my apartment because I had a controlling boyfriend. Second semester, I got my TV back, and I started making a point of watching "The Office," because I remembered how much I liked it.

Episodes like "Michael's Birthday," "Booze Cruise," "The Secret," "Drug Testing," and "Take Your Daughter to Work Day," got me more and more and more hooked. When it was the night of the season finale, I was at Wellesley, and I made a VERY strategic point of being able to watch the super-sized finale.

My friends drifted into the room, and when Jim told Pam that he loved her...and when he walked in there and kissed her, I absolutely screamed at the top of my lungs.

I still wasn't the crazy fan that you now see before you today.

When I returned home, I returned home to a sister who was also a huge fan of "The Office," although I didn't know that. I loved the show--loved it, loved it, but she was a bigger fan than I was. At the beginning of the summer, I actually watched a Red Sox game while reruns of "The Office" were on! (Hey, I DO love my Red Sox.)

As the summer went on and we got more and more episodes of "The Office" stockpiled in my tivo, I began to find every episode funnier and funnier and funnier. The show, which I had liked from the very start, and loved for quite a while, became, more and more, one of the very best damn things I had ever seen. And it progressed to the point of where I am today--I love "The Office" more than people really should love a TV show, and it pretty much makes me laugh harder than anything else I can think of.

The reason I think that this happens is that the more you watch this show, the funnier it becomes. The more you watch this show, the more every single gesture or facial expression the actors make, or the more every single tiny sound that comes out of their mouth becomes something absolutely hysterical or completely heartbreaking. It's a lot more like real life in that the characters are far more rich and complicated. They're not flat and underdeveloped so that they can serve a plotline or a punchline. The plots and the humor comes from these characters. And it's like real life, in that the more you get to know the character, the more you love them. Just like, with most people, the more you get to know a person and the more you discover who they are, the more you appreciate them and love them and want to spend time with them.

"The Office" is often noted for the pauses it takes. Jim and Pam fans talk all the time about the 27 seconds of silence. How many reaction shots are in a single episode? A ton. "The Office" takes time, even at the expense of having to cut out jokes. Again, yay for "The Office," because this is what makes this show so very real and so very unlike basically everything else on television. So many shows are just, "BAM-BAM-BAM (laugh track) BAM-BAM-BAM (laugh track, laugh track)." Life isn't that quick. Life has four walls, not three, and life is confusing and slow and awkward as hell.

While these two characteristics of the show are two of the things that make it so wonderful and great and better than anything else on TV, I feel like they're also two of its weaknesses in dealing with an audience that's conditioned to be impatient and to like that falseness in its entertainment. I mean, it's been said a million times by people way smarter than me, but come on: why do we call television shows featuring people in the most contrived situations possible "reality TV"? People looking for a quick and easy laugh are going to skip over "The Office," because I do think it takes extra time to love it like it should be loved. And that's a damn shame that people won't take the time to see that, but I wouldn't change a thing about "The Office" if I could.

(Okay, I'll readily join in on the more shirtless John Krasinski campaign, but OTHER THAN THAT, I wouldn't change anything if I could.)

"The Office" is not only funny and sweet and painful and wonderful, but it's real. And in that way, I feel like it shows us the humor and sweetness and pain and wonder in our own lives, in our own "real" lives.

That's good television. And that's why I like "The Office." And that's why other people should, too.

And also John Krasinski is freaking hot and I want to have his babies.

How awesome are these people?

The cast and the crew of "The Office" reading Jenna Fischer's 10 Things You Don't Know About Women from Esquire magazine.

So funny. SO FUNNY. Wow.

WOW.

Friday, September 29, 2006

This is the part where Sarah responds to Melody's post about "The Convention"

I love your post-ep reaction posts, Melody! Please keep doing them! :) They are witty and observant. There are often some things you say that I wish I could have said first. :) I'd like to comment on some of the things you said this week here in a post.

Melody's comments in red.

"DWIGHT GOT A HOOKER!!" Jim you are so happy, and then it is so sad, ...because Jim needs to call Pam, and he CAN'T and the only friend he has right then is the camera. :(

Oh my god, your words are brilliant! Sad, but so true. And I have to declare this moment as a John Krasinski Deserves An Emmy Moment. I’m sure there will be many more. I might even start a list! He went from complete shock at finding someone else in Dwight’s room, to finding the hilarity in the situation, to poignancy when he realized who he needed to call in that moment, back to having fun at Dwight’s expense. That was like 5 different emotions in about that many seconds.


I really love the relationship between Jim and Michael.

You know, so do I. Even though Jim recognizes the ridiculousness in Michael, he sees the good in him and forgets the other stuff most of the time. I would have told Michael off after revealing my secret crush TO my secret crush, but not Jim!

"You're a good boss. You're a great boss."
I think Jim is regretting transferring. I mean obviously, but I think he realized that there was more to like about being in Scranton than he thought.


Lots of buzz about how Jim actually heard that Pam didn't get married. Man, there is just too much we don't know about those three months.

I thought the part where Michael was talking to Pam on the phone was the part where Jim found out that Miss Beasley is still Miss Beasley. He looked pretty taken aback. And the cutaway to Pam hanging up the phone lets us know that she knows that he knows she's not married. Michael did what she couldn't bring herself to do.

EEEEP!

An blurb from TV Guide that was posted in the livejournal community. It does have something spoilerish for the third episode, but it doesn't give any details! It does just, again, make me excited for Thursday at 8:30pm.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Elf Office Alliance
This post has no point other than to tell you this.

I just spent almost 10 minutes rewinding and rewatching Jim's reaction to opening Dwigt's door. I just sort of sat there giggling helplessly. And is it just me, or did she say "D?" More pet names! I think I'm going to die of amusement. Oh, or from watching Jim confide in Michael yet again. To quote Jenna, "How does he break my heart every time?"

Eta: Kimmy, I want an ICON of that scene. Pretty please? With a little smattering of sugar?

Melody Likes Babbling About The Office

My looooong thoughts on "The Convention." If you haven't seen it yet...don't read! Unless you want to. For some reason.

Before I get going on my episode blogging thing, I have to say that I REALLY liked this episode. I liked it more than last week's, and since seeing it the first time, I haven't stopped wanting to watch it over and over again. I've seen some negativity about this episode from fans already, which...well, to each their own, certainly. And no, it wasn't "Casino Night" or "The Injury." And any episode is going to be a little weird, because JIM IS GONE HE'S GONE I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP JIM, but...I really thought this was a great episode.

So, let's begin.

I feel like this bit about Michael with the Chinese baby is kind of overlooked, because of the rest of the episode, but this is just hilarious. "I want you to find out how much a little Chinese baby would cost." Just go down to the Chinese baby market and pick one up, Michael.

I wonder if Roy's sister really looked into it, or if Pam's just making that up to shut Michael up.

"I don't even know if I want a baby in eight months."
"Probably won't."

PAM'S SIGH. Pam's mocking of Michael's sigh...I love it.

10 years...20 years...30 years... Sure. Yes, when Pam is 56 years old...then she will have a baby with you.

Three packs of condoms. Michael's an ambitious guy.

Those are some hot jeans.

"The poor man's Michael Scott, as he is known around my condo."

This scene between Dwight and Angela is amazing. Monkey. wtf.

"Looks like someone took the slow train from Philly. That's code for, 'Check out the slut.'" AMAZING. I have to say, I don't...get the thing with the flies, though. I keep rewatching it expecting that I'll get it, but I...don't. Someone please tell me what I'm missing!

I love how well Jenna Fischer does nervous. Her talking head is so cute.

I think it's very funny that Pam later does take Michael's advice and unbuttons that top button and lets those things breathe. People really do listen to Michael.

"Um..."

I kept waiting for them to actually tell Jim that Pam says, "Um."

CREED. YOU ARE SO CREEPY.

"Andrea's the office bitch." Wow. That line killed me. Creed is incredible.

Everyone looks very tan in this episode.

Jim's little face is so earnest when he tells Michael that it's really good to see him. So cute.

OH!! THE PART WITH TOBY! TOBY TOBY TOBY!! "If I weren't engaged, I would so hit that." TOBY TOBY TOBY!!

Jim is so delighted when Dwight shakes his hand off like a nine year old.

Carol is an 800 pound gorilla. Carol needs to come back to the show!

I love Dwight studying the elevator in the background.

TOBY!!!!! AHHHH, his little WAVE!!! OH GOD SO CUTE.

A Jim Halpert "Wow." Yes.

Jim, don't have inside jokes in Stamford. I don't...like that. Your teeth look very white though, and your skin looks very tan. And you made one long Jim!face when Michael and Dwight were singing their little song.

Ha, there's a Chili's commercial.

Michael...you're friends with a walking Blackberry. Michael...that's really sad.

TOBY!! TOBY TOBY TOBY!!! I can't believe how cute this is. The hands. The blushing. This is so freaking cute. But Toby, steer clear...head for open waters. Pam's a heartbreaker.

"Hey, how's...Toby."

Is this the first time we got Toby's last name? What's more, is that his real last name? Flenderson? It sounds like the sort of thing Michael would make up to make Toby sound more ridiculous. Maybe not. What would make it great is that that's a totally bland last name. All of the vowel sounds in it are practically the same.

The way Michael grins at Jan and rests his head on his fist when he tells her she's invited reminds me of David Brent, I have to say.

He wants to say, "That's what she said," SO BADLY. And I love that he doesn't.

Dating advice from Phyllis. "Oh yeah, you'll have to put out." WOW. WOW, Phyllis.

I couldn't believe it when I saw Angela.

Anyone else notice that Michael's new ringtone is "My Humps"??? WOW. I couldn't place it until the second time I watched the episode, but WOW.

"Hi Pam." AHHHHHHH. Jim's face when Michael says, "Have fun on your date." AHHHHH.

And then Pam looks over at Jim's desk. Again. Pam, when you like someone, you'll just know, okay?

Those are two very different definitions of friendship, Michael. I love how it looks like a talking head, and then it's him drinking with the Hammermill guy. That was cute.

And I love how Michael is secretly competent.

"Maybe next time you will estimate me."

"DWIGHT GOT A HOOKER!!" Jim you are so happy, and then it is so sad, because Jim needs to call Pam, and he CAN'T and the only friend he has right then is the camera. :( "DWIGHT GOT A HOOKER!!!" Jim, what are these moments worth when you can't share them with Pam? Come on.

Double date. WOW. Poor Ryan. Ryan, what the hell are you doing? Sweetie, it's time to run. RUN. "You love ketchup! He loves ketchup." He's so beaten down. He's got his job at Dunder Mifflin and he's still got THAT thing going on. With Kelly. What happened to your dreams, honey?

I love how false Pam's voice is on the date. It's that perfect uncomfortably fake polite I'm on an awkward date voice. She's trying so hard to be polite and well behaved on the date...but wow is it awkward.

Buttoning that button...ha!

"I think when I like someone again, I'll just kind of know." Or...you'll be in a huge pit of denial. Or something.

YES. THE TECHNO MUSIC AND THE BLUE LIGHT ON MICHAEL'S SAD SAD FACE.

I really love the relationship between Jim and Michael.

"You're a good boss. You're a great boss."

"I transferred because of Pam."

BREAK MY HEART, JIM.

Lots of buzz about how Jim actually heard that Pam didn't get married. Man, there is just too much we don't know about those three months.

"I put it all on the line. Twice, actually. And she said no. Twice." HEART. BROKEN.

I love the way Michael rubs Jim on the back. That's so cute.

"You should at least talk to Roy." Yeah, I think Roy would really appreciate that.

"We used to. Now we're friends." That's so cute.

And again we have Michael's little closing monologue. That applies perfectly to Jim and Pam.

"Oh, God, I hope it's urine."

A lot of people have commented on how they can't believe that Jim confides in Michael. I really like the idea that he does. He confided in him on the booze cruise, and Michael gave him good advice. There's a great fanfic in which Pam goes to Michael after she breaks up with Roy just to have a friend. Michael's confused about why Pam would come to him of all people, and he asks her. She tells him that she didn't want to be around anyone who would judge her. Michael is insane and has no social filter, and that means he's actually one of the most genuine people out there. And because he wants to make everyone be his friend (except Toby, although I think he secretly wants to be friends with Toby too), he's not going to judge people and he's going to listen to them. He may not get the larger implications of life and society, but he'll listen and he won't judge and he's genuine and honest. That's actually not the worst person to confide in, especially when you don't have anyone else.

I've heard a lot of people talking about Toby/Pam. I actually didn't get the impression that that was going to turn into a huge big thing. I don't think there's going to be a whole Toby-loves-Pam thread running throughout this season. Oh God, Toby is so cute, though. Just when I thought I couldn't love Toby more... I think that was more of Toby being lonely, and not getting out and meeting a whole lot of women. And, wow, hey, Pam's single now and dating...and the idea of, "Well, maybe," came into his head. And he was going to go for it for a while, but then he decided that it just wasn't going to happen. I don't see the season three finale being one where Toby comes up to Pam and says, "Hey, can I talk to you for a minute?"

Jim. My God, Jim Halpert. Wow, did you break my heart. Wow. Woooooooow. I want you to come back, Jim. I miss you. And yes, I want you to call Pam. But I do appreciate the fact that the show is keeping things realistic. Both Jim and Pam miss each other like crazy and they don't feel like they should be the one to make the first move. So, they're both trying to get over it, but they can't. And they're both thinking that if anything's going to happen, the other person is going to be the one to start it. And, well, hey, that's totally real life there. But it is sad. And really, Jim just needs to COME BACK. Come back, come back, come back! I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP, JIM!!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Smile For Me Dawlish, Let Me See Your Jim!Face



Now complete with an ill-fitting blue button down!



Sometimes I think I need to have a little more going on in my life.



Oh well!

I can't take these people

More of the TV Guide interview with John and Jenna.

It's vaguely spoiler-y, but in a way that made me feel excited, not spoiled. They talk in vague terms about what's up next for their characters on the show. They're also awesome.

This from GMMR's Office Thursday post.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Naturally

This was posted on the livejournal community, but I thought it was cute. They asked the EW staff people who their television crushes were, and the two hottest of the hottest were of course mentioned.

Dreamboat Jim

Ms. Beesly if ya nasty.

Previews for The Convention

Previews for tomorrow night's episode, The Convention are up! Click here, then NBC and then The Office. That is...if you want to see them.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I hope everyone has seen this interview...

But if you haven't, you really should watch it.

I can't figure out what it's from, but it's insanely random and absolutely hilarious.

Whaaaaaaaaat? A Friday Fics Fix...on TUESDAY?!

Yes, a Friday Fics Fix on Tuesday. When we're mid-season a majority of the fanfiction that's going to be written will be post-ep fic. Meaning, I've got a nice big bunch of fics that take place after or during or in the context of "Gay Witch Hunt." It seems like it'd be silly to post this the Friday after a new episode airs--they'd be kind of stale at that point. So, from now on you can probably expect your fanfiction updates to come on Mondays or Tuesdays. :)

Fringe
A conversation between Gil and Jim.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Arsonists
Ryan!fic! Yay! Ryan graduates from business school and tries to make his break.

Boy Problems
How does Kelly wind up being the one that everyone comes to with their boy problems?

Spring Cleaning
It's spring cleaning at Dunder Mifflin. Post-"Casino Night," but pre-"Gay Witch Hunt." This has some of the best voices for the entire ensemble that I've read.

Paying Attention
Roy overhears someone else's conversation at Chili's.

Where Would I Be?
An alternate look at what could have happened post-Casino Night. This is written much more in the style of the show than a lot of fics are. Jim is made manager of the Scranton branch.

Not The Type To
(Pam and Roy are still engaged.) It's interesting to think that Pam isn't the only one settling in that relationship.

And Harder Still To Make Noise
Rated M. Eleven years in the life of Pam Beesly. This was written before the season premiere, so it has a different outcome for "Casino Night."

Moments
A nice, long, chaptered post-"Casino Night" fic.

necktie
bandaid
phone call
elevator
A four-part series. Starts off with Michael's idea of what sexual harrassment training should look like, and ends with a meeting in the elevator--a rated M meeting in the elevator.

Post-Eps for Gay Witch Hunt

The Things We Missed
A work in progress, but a really nice, fun work in progress. It's a look at the three months we didn't get to see. This is the author who wrote "Codename: Chicken Plate," and this is sort of a continuation of that.

Time and Space
Rated M. Another bridge between "Casino Night" and "Gay Witch Hunt." I absolutely LOVED this. The second half with the time stamps? Loved it. Loved, loved, loved it. I've already read it twice.

Homesick
Jim is in Stamford. And he's homesick. For a lot of things.

Beer Pong Is the Sport of Champions
Jim's in Stamford and he's making an effort to start a new life.

Swaying Isn't Dancing
A post-ep in that it takes into account the engagement of Phyllis and Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration. Other than that, it's future speculation. I know that this is the second thought that I had when Phyllis said she was getting married!

Still Life
A post-ep in that it incorporates the fact that Pam is taking art classes, but that's pretty much it.

Monday, September 25, 2006

MORE ZOMG!!

Okay, upon re-watching "Gay Witch Hunt" for, yes, the sixth time, and yes, the third time today (you can't make me feel ashamed, I am good at loving things), I noticed something.

On Pam's desk, right behind her phone, she has a picture that Jim drew of her. You can see this picture in big version on one of the DVD menus (I can't remember which disk, unfortunately), and it is definitely, definitely a picture of Pam drawn for Pam by Jim.

And in Gay Witch Hunt, Pam's got it right there--right next to her phone.

She may always have it there. But this is the first time I've noticed it.

A screen cap is hopefully forthcoming.

ETA:

TRIUMPH!

Also, I swear, every time I watch "Gay Witch Hunt," I feel worse for poor Roy. ROY!!! I'M SORRY I MADE YOUR CUPCAKE WITH A FROWNY FACE!

ZOMG I AM DEAD D-E-D DED THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN

The best thing. I have ever seen.

To say nothing of the fact that this was actually PUT OUT by NBC. Not fan made! I mean, it would have been cool if it were fanmade, but I think it's all the more hilarious that NBC put this out!!!

Because I love you all




Feel free to use them or not... they just made me laugh a bit

NBC.com Two-Minute Replay
If you can't get back to your VCR or DVR to watch the whole episode again for the sixth time, you can watch a nice little two-minute replay at NBC.com. Dwight Schrute emotional breakdown included.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Articles from Office Tally

I really liked this interview with Jenna and this interview with Brian. I like how it mentions in the Brian interview that his voice as Kevin is so different. That's so true. I'd hardly ever recognize his voice on the commentaries because he sounded so normal and non-creepy!

Also, this thingy does a Top Ten "Office" moments as part of a pre-season premiere excitement fun thingy. It's all stuff we've talked about before, but I actually laughed out loud several times while reading it.

And because I seriously can't stop watching this: JIM IS GONE. HE'S GONE. I MISS HIM SO MUCH. OH, I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP JIIIIIM. WAAAHHHH.

Jell-o recipe from John, the prop guy

John the prop guy updated his MySpace blog with the recipe for durable Jell-o.

Jello recipe

After many experiments trying to make the jello durable, yet see through, we used around seven packets of clear Knox gelatin to one cup of hot water and one cup of cold. Then we added about half a packet of the colored gelatin just for color. When it comes out of the mold, you can literally throw it in the air and catch it.


Have fun, girls!!

Bringing THAT SCENE to a Whole New Level

Jenna Fischer updated her myspace blog today, and wrote that the kiss between Michael and Oscar was IMPROVISED on the part of Steve Carell!!!! She made the great comment that all of those looks of shock and surprise on everyone's faces were real--and she has no idea how they kept it together for as long as they did!

Wow.

Aww, poor Dwight! He's missing Jim! Isn't that cuuuute?
There have been so many icons made of Dwight's fake crying jag, and they've been hysterical! I wanted to share.

from heavenly__grace

from lidi

from mooners_icons

That is all.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

This week in "The Office"
Thursday 9/28 8:30PM Eastern "The Convention"

Highlight below to read synopsis:
[After meeting Jan (Melora Hardin) in Philadelphia for the annual Northeastern Mid-Market Office Supply Convention, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) enlists Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) help in organizing a party in his room for fellow conventioneers. Meanwhile, Ryan (B.J. Novak) and Kelly (Mindy Kaling) join friends out on a double date. Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith and Paul Lieberstein also star.]

If you guys don't consider the official NBC synopsis spoilers, then I won't hide them. I can't remember what the consensus is. Leave a comment to let me know. :)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Jim, The Original Prankster
Great YouTube video of Jim's pranks.

To quote Jenna Fischer, how does he break my heart every time?

Quote from John in this Watertown, MA newspaper article:

"We can all understand a moment where we wanted to do something and we didn't. So if nothing else, I hope that it inspires the romantic in all of us, because we can all be a little more romantic."

It's Our POST-PREMIERE FRIDAY FICS FIX!!!!!

HURRAY!!!

There was seriously not a lot of good fanfiction written this past week, but I managed to scrounge some decent stuff up. There are even two fics that were posted last night and that are post-eps for the premiere!

August
Pam finally stands up for herself.

Summer Weekends
We see some of what Pam loves about Roy. But then we also see that that isn't necessarily enough.

Infinity
All the possibilities you can dream of.

Sneak Preview
One of the camera crew sends Pam a package.

Perfect Match
Inspired by the "first date" deleted scene.

Things You Can Count On One Hand
The first chapter is inspired by that picture on Jenna Fischer's blog where we saw Roy/David Denman wearing a wedding band. And I LOVE the cuteness of the second part.

Bigger Than Big Brother
I think this is still a work in progress, but it's pretty entertaining! The documentary airs and it's a hit. A huge hit. What happens to our poor beloved employees of Dunder Mifflin when they become celebrities?

This Sort of Thing
Okay, this is amazing. And it says "End" after the first part, but it's not the end.

Wishful Thinking
Post-ep for "Gay Witch Hunt."

Codename: Chicken Plate
A very tiny and cute post-ep for "Gay Witch Hunt."

Melody's Thoughts: 3x01 - Gay Witch Hunt

(copied from my myspace)

This first part is my thoughts while watching the episode for the second time.

So unsettling to see Ryan at Jim's desk. Look at those bright blue eyes. Those blue eyes will show 'em.

I LOVE how Pam keeps trying to look at Ryan.

The flashback is weird, I have to say. And I could tell immediately that it was shot this season. I was shocked that Pam said "Me too." I love the way Jim says, "No, I'm not drunk. Are you drunk?" He kind of sounds like Zach Braff there.

A lot of people have said that they didn't like how easily Jim "gave up," but I think he let go in that scene because he knew then that he really had done everything he could.

DWIGHT FAKE CRYING BEST THING EVER. "False."

Greg Daniels said something about getting rid of the theme song in one of the season 2 commentaries. I'm glad they didn't. Stability is comforting.

Toby Toby Toby. Toby's a nice name, isn't it? I love how long it took for Michael to actually get that Oscar is gay.

The line about retards...wow. So offensive and hilarious.

Oscar...so desperately trying to get Michael to shut up. Oscar's so cute. He almost never stands up to Michael.

KEVIN YOU ARE SO CREEPY AND WEIRD!

Jim's cute little rubber band ball on his sad, sad lonely desk.

Look at him in that suit. I love how he keeps staring out the window. In the direction that Pam would be in.

I love that Jim took a non-ham and cheese sandwich for lunch on his first day. And they say Jim's super ambitious! That's so cute! And then he volunteers for work.

I'm not sure how I feel about Rashida Jones's character. She makes fun of Jim. Better than hitting on him, though. And her Jim face is pretty funny. "What is that?"

HAAA! I just noticed that when Michael and Dwight are having the conversation about who's gay, and Michael says, "There could be others," the camera closes in on Creed. That's great.

Dwight imaging Angela with another woman. Hilarious.

CALLING JIM!!! "I think they have it at Shaper Image." ::bangs on keyboard:: He looks so happy to be talking to Dwight and Michael. COME BACK JIM!!! I MISS YOU!!! I KNOW YOU MISS THAT!! COME BACK!!!!

Hmm. Does that mean that happiness and professional success are mutually exclusive for Jim? I don't think they have to be, Jim! Come back!!

Roy. So hot now. Smoking hottie Roy. So hot, Roy.

Close up of the left hand! "I can't really explain it."

Roy. You're breaking my heart. I know a lot of people think his DUI mug shot is funny, but I find it SCARY AS HELL. "I've gotta win her back." Roy. Why is my heart broken for you now?

I love that Kelly thinks that Oscar is so much cooler now that he's gay. "I totally underestimated you!"

Angela. You are just...I love Angela. "I like it when Harry Connick, Jr. is on. He's so talented."

YES CALCULATOR IN JELLO!!!!!! COME BACK JIM!!!!

He looks so damn pleased with himself. And then so afraid.

"I watch Queer as F*ck."
"That's not what it's called."

"Could Oscar and Angela be having a gay affair? MAYBE!" I. Love. That. Line.

I like Jan's new hair cut.

I LOVE it when Dwight comes charging after Oscar when he shoves Angela. Such a sassy air kick.

Poor Oscar. Man. I love Oscar.

"We're all homos. Homo sapiens." That is such a classic Oscar line.

So sad that Pam is sitting next to Ryan and Ryan is confused when Pam tries to pretend like he's Jim.

OH GOD CREED. "It's possible a man slipped in. There would be no way of knowing."

YAY PHYLLIS AND BOB VANCE!!!!!!!! That's a huge rock she's sporting! Ooooh. Wedding! With dancing!! Jim and Pam can totally hook up at the wedding!!!

"I am coming out hetero!"

Oh God. Here it comes. This is so painful.

Okay. One of my favorite parts of this whole episode is when Michael starts crying into Oscar's neck. That is so Michael. Threatened with the risk of "losing" Oscar as a "friend," and he loses it. And Oscar is so sweet, and the most obliging person ever.

Oh God. Oh God. AHHHHHHH. THAT IS HORRIFYING. I love everyone's expressions after that kiss. Pam's look of shock, Ryan's look at the camera with horror, Kelly's excitement. But seriously. This is the most painful scene there's ever been on "The Office." It's funny, but only once you can get past the horror of it all.

And then Dwight goes in.

"What is love, anyway? Maybe it's supposed to break all the rules. Like me and Jan. Or Oscar and some guy. Life is short. When two people find each other, what should stand in their way?"

I LOVE THE SHOTS OF PAM LOOKING AT JIM'S DESK AND JIM LOOKING AT THE CHAIR NEXT TO HIM WHERE PAM SHOULD BE FALLING ASLEEP!

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Diversity Today and Mr. Brown. That rocks my world.

"That's what she said. Or he said." That's the spirit of political correctness, Michael.

A three month paid vacation? I don't want Oscar to leave!!! I love Oscar! "Kids, sometimes it pays to be gay."

Jim pranking Dwight all the way from Stamford! YES!

Hmmm...I'm studying Pam's look at the end. It makes me think that maybe my previously held theory that she and Jim are secretly DOING IT isn't the case. But maybe not. There are some definite notes of sadness in her face.

Ahhhh, "The Office."

Jenna Fischer said that we would totally find out what happened with Pam and Jim in this first episode. Jenna Fischer, you are such a liar. I adore you and you're the coolest, but you're such a liar! There is a LOT we still don't know.

A lot of people have written that something about the episode seemed "off." I agree with that, and I think there are a lot of reasons why that is. First, whenever I've been highly anticipating something, it's weird when I actually get it. This episode of "The Office" was weird simply by virtue of the fact that I haven't seen it a million times like every other episode. Second, I think that feeling could have been purposeful by the writers. Things ARE off. Jim is gone, and some major changes have occurred. When things like that happen in real life, things feel off.

I hope, though, that it's not going to stay feeling like this for too long. I agree that it's realistic and appreciate that fact, but too an extent, it's still television. I don't want to watch something for too long that feels "off." One of my favorite things about this show was the interaction between Jim and Pam. I miss it, and clearly Jim and Pam are missing it, since they keep trying to interact with each other, and the other person's not there.

I do appreciate the fact that Pam and Jim are both figuring some things out and taking some time. Pam ended things with Roy. She's got her own apartment. She's taking art classes. She's on her own for the first time in TEN YEARS!! That's impressive stuff! And that takes a hell of a lot of courage! We all knew Pam had it in her. And Jim...sweet Jim Halpert is off trying to make a career for himself, even though his co-workers are losers. (I did enjoy Ed Helms, though.) This is a very realistic thing to do.

But then, my sister's theory is that Pam and Jim are totally DOING IT and trying to keep it a secret from the cameras. I definitely think it's possible, but I don't know for sure. There was quite a bit of sadness in Pam's look in the last shot of the show. At least two fanfiction authors have also already had this idea.

All in all, I liked the episode better a second time around. When I first watched it, it was weird. It didn't quite feel like "The Office." Over the summer, episodes of "The Office" became things that were defined, at least partly, by the fact that I had watched them so many times, that I could anticipate all of the jokes, by their familiarity. This episode was missing that component, of course, so in some ways it didn't fully feel like "The Office." It was the same way when Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince came out--it didn't really fully feel like a Harry Potter book until I had read it again and until I had let it have time to sink in. I already liked the episode more and felt more like I was watching an episode of "The Office" the second time I watched it. Now I just need to watch it, you know, several more times, and I'll be SET!

Deleted Scenes Up From Last Night's Episode!

Up here on NBC.com.

Some really excellent ones! Seriously! This is very cool.

The Elf Office Alliance
I cried. Then I died of laughter. Then I went "Aww, that's actually really sweet of him." and then I laughed some more and I think my heart tore in two at one shot. Then I laughed so hard at the end that I almost fell off of my chair.

It was a good show. Now off to bed to get a little bit of sleep before my French exam tomorrow morning. *sigh* Can I have him?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Re: John Krasinski on Conan

Please, John. Let's have babies, okay? We'll bring sexy back together.

Greg Daniels's Live Blog

Is up here!

CAUTION!!! He talks a little bit about the plot for next week's episode, and...well, I guess I can't avoid every little bit of information, but there was something in there that I didn't know about! And I wish I hadn't! Of course, I'm also the person who turned off the TV last night when Steve Carell was on Leno when the clip of the show came on.

The rest is a little weird...he's responding to people's comments, so what he says is a little scattered.

Off to go see if John is on Conan yet! (I'm tivo-ing it downstairs, but I might as well check the upstairs TV while I'm brushing my teeth!)

SIGH!

I have lots and lots of thoughts, but I'll get to those later. For now, it's the CUPCAKES I couldn't shut up about!

Yay for cupcakes!!

And I particularly loved this little trio of cupcakes.

Although I especially enjoy the Three-Hole Punch cupcake we came up with, as well. :-D

The Elf Office Alliance
ZOMG!!!!!!

I can't believe that as of now, you all know what has happened, and I'm sitting here in the box office at work, where things are very, very shaky as to what's exactly going to happen with the dress rehearsal tonight, a cast member threatening to quit, unable to go home until probably at least 11, at which point I will then be able to watch the show, and then crash before a french exam tomorrow morning. It's killing me. It really is.

This is the only thing that can come close to describing how excited I am right now:

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EEEEEE!!!

Okay, guys, I'm off!! I'm about to drive to Lexington to watch the premiere with my sister!!!

Everyone, have a GREAT NIGHT!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS KIMBERLY!!!

She did it! She got one of the props from Angela's prop giveaway!! I'm so happy for you!!!

BEST DAY EVER!!!!!

Cutest People Ever

Seriously.

No hope

The fans certainly are out in full force on myspace. Jenna posted less than 20 minutes ago with things she was giving away (amazingly awesome things, too), and in that time she's already gotten almost 300 comments!

Yeah, there is basically no hope. And yet, I sit here refreshing my myspace blog page anyway...

Brian also just updated his blog!

JAMboree Revisted
A while back, ack_attack at LJ had a JAMboree post, where people posted anything and everything to do with JAM. Pictures, quotes, fanfic links, you name it. Today starts Part Two! (This time it's all Office-related, not just JAM).

6 1/2 MORE HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!

Adorable Interview with John and Jenna

Done today after they were on the Today Show. No spoilers.

John and Jenna on the Today Show

Already up on YouTube!

God love those speedy "Office" fans!

It makes me growl a little when Meredith Viera hits on John. BACK OFF LADY.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 21!!!!!!!!!

That's right!!! It is now officially SEPTEMBER 21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I just watched Steve on Leno. They really didn't talk that much about "The Office," which was kind of disappointing. They showed a clip, which I actually turned my TV off for. I know they're showing clips to promote the show, but for me...I don't want to see them before it's time! We've waited this long, after all!

Another post to avoid - this time at Office Tally
Office Tally has posted a link to a clip from the season premiere at Yahoo! The post is called "Season 3 premiere video clip". The link is for Yahoo's Fall TV Preview section, not the actual video link, so you'd have to go hunting for the Office clip. But still, best to avoid the temptation!

Livejournal Post to Avoid

The one called "Jim/Pam NBC video." I suppose if it's true, and this promo really is running on NBC, then it's not a spoiler. Still, I wish I hadn't looked at it. I didn't see the whole thing, but I saw a bit of the first line before I actually physically turned my head away, and I wish I hadn't!!!

Kate Flannery, Meredith as you all well know, has a TV Guide blog! How cool is that? Yay for Kate!

A quick snippet from her first entry:

Our first new episode is called "Gay Witch Hunt." It was written by Greg Daniels and directed by Ken Kwapis. Lots of laughs when a certain closeted, gay Dunder-Mifflin employee is outed. (Dwight came close to catching Oscar when he called in sick during last season’s "The Secret.") Our executive producer, Greg Daniels, demanded we keep details of the new season top secret. If I tell you, I’d have to kill you. And I love you too much to kill you. It’s very frustrating for the press and the fans and me, because I love to talk. (Especially after a few Red Stripes.)

What I can tell you:

1. The shooting draft of the first episode is 33 pages.
2. There are cast security guards on set now. (Sorry, stalkers and super fans!)

Cool new sites!

Introducing...a "The Office" podcast!! That's What She Said.

I haven't listened, so I have no idea if it's any good.

Also, this really cool quotes blog, All the Clovers. Scroll down and check out the Friday Double Feature. Hilarity. Brilliance.

ONE MORE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Not my fault

They showed a clip from season 3 today when Rainn Wilson was on Ellen!!! Hey, it's not my fault that they chose to show me a clip from season 3. But I have to say...SO DAMN FUNNY!

Don't trust anybody when they say something doesn't have a spoiler in it!
OfficeTally posted a video of Steve Carrel doing a short interview somewhere, and they claimed that there weren't any spoilers in it. So I clicked and watched. But I disagree with their non-spoiler assessment. Something Steve said near the end was a little spoilerish to me. It wasn't specific information about what's going to happen, but still, I thought it was "TMI" as Michael Scott would say.

TRUST NO ONE! Watch nothing, read nothing. STAY STRONG! Two. More. Days.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lollilove

I was just curious...has anyone else seen Lollilove? If so, what did you think of it? My sister and I were both initially shocked by the fact that dear, sweet, innocent Pam was being so outrageous and crude, but ultimately we both found it hilarious.

It is a little weird, though, to know that it's being shot in James and Jenna's real house, that those are their real wedding photographs and their real wedding video, though! When we watched it, we couldn't help feeling like we were intruding on something private!

New Contest at Office Tally!

Dead or Alive

Win a Dwight K. Schrute bobblehead! Comment with the name of a real person who has been mentioned in an episode. The winner will be selected randomly from the entries! Deadline is this Wednesday.

Favorite moments from watching the Season 2 DVDs

In no particular order:
  • The deleted scene from “Take Your Daughter To Work Day” where Jim says that he babysits Sasha (Toby’s daughter) sometimes
  • From the commentary on “The Dundies” where JK says that the big kiss for him wasn’t Casino Night, it was the one at the Dundies
  • During the commentary for “The Secret” (I think?), Jenna says that during the scene in the break room where Jim tells her he's completely over his old crush on her, Jenna actually cried after she left the room because she was heartbroken
  • Deleted scene from “Valentine’s Day” when Dwigt is composing a poem for Angela, he says “you are evil like a hobbit”

    I’m sure there are more that I can’t think of right now. What are your favorite moments?

  • Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Okay

    Sometimes Melody likes to play a game called, "I wonder whether or not I am capable of doing this." She wound up playing that game tonight. With photoshop. And this blog's template.

    I can easily take it down, though, and put it back to the way it was!!! Please let me know (honestly) how you feel about it. I won't be offended if you'd prefer it back the way it was! This was as much about me trying to figure out if I was able to do something as it was anything else.

    This video makes me smile so much

    I tried posting it using YouTube's "Post to Blog," but it kept not posting and not posting and not posting. I got too impatient. It may still pop up. Who knows. But I couldn't wait, because this makes me smiiiiiiiiiile.

    My sister haaaaaaates the sappy music videos. Hates them. I'm not going to deny it, though, this makes me sooo happy.

    Seasons of Love, Office Style.

    Spoiler-free...


    ...for the next five days? Are we up to it, Ladies?!? We can do it!!

    Repeat after me: "I (state your name) promise to keep spoilers out of The Elf Office Alliance blog out of love and respect for my fellow sistah (thanks, Sarah!) elves, for 'The Office,' and for Jam; and to ensure our friendship lasts at least until Season Three begins."

    If we feel the need to be spoilerific--and you all know I will feel that need--we can Skype each other privately!

    Sound good?

    Huge Spoiler

    I haven't read it myself, so this post could serve as as much of a warning to those who want to stay away from the spoiler as those who want to know.

    There's an article in the New York Times called "The Whole World Is Watching and Ben Silverman is Watching Back." There's a link to that article in a post at the livejournal community. Apparently, the level of spoilerage in that article that goes way above and beyond anything that people have seen so far, because the person who posted on the LJ community said that they thought they knew everything there was to know so far about season 3, and that they genuinely wished they didn't know this information.

    So! For those of you who want the huge spoiler, run to that article! For those of you who are appalled by the presence of such a huge spoiler in such a prominent place, run the other direction with your eyes closed and avoid it like the plague! (Just remember, they call it a "spoiler" for a reason!)

    I almost didn't post anything about this because I SO don't want to know, so much don't want to know, so so so so so don't want to know, and I'm afraid of one of you reading it and accidentally spoiling me, but I feel I have an obligation, after all. ;)

    Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration

    ...is newly on myspace!

    No blogs yet. And only 55 friends!

    Friday, September 15, 2006

    Episode 3 Synopsis & Season 3 Pics

    Episode 3 synopsis (it's close to the end of the page)

    Episode 1 Pics
    Episode 2 Pics

    Yaaaaay, the Friday Fics Fix!!!

    And what's more, it's the LAST ONE until after the season premiere!!!!

    Careless
    Jim and Pam want to keep their new relationship a secret. But it's possible that they're not as careful about that as they think they are. This is awesome.

    First Date
    An awesome, sad response to the very heartbreaking deleted scene from "The Client."

    June
    Pam and Jim and the month of June and New York City. I love the way this fic feels. It was written before "Casino Night," though, so it doesn't include those events.

    Five Things
    There are probably going to be a bunch of these "five things" fics in this installment, because there are so many great ones being written. This is four by one of my most favorite authors. (Who also wrote "June" and "First Date.")

    Five Halperts and How They Met Pam Beesly

    Five Four Ways Pam Leaves Roy (And Maybe One Way He Leaves Her)
    Those two are pretty self-explanatory. I love the "five things" bug that's going around fandom.

    Five Ways Pam Tells Jim She Loves Him
    Nice and sometimes also rather sad.

    Five Reasons Pam Is So Hot
    Once by Jim, and once by Kevin! Heee hee. A tiny bit on the mature-rated side.

    Sleepwalk
    Wooo, another Jim and Pam (oh, and the rest of the office, too) go camping story! Plus, a lake monster. And water. The author notes (and I agree) that in many parts a complete suspension of disbelief works best. I agree, but I still like the story!

    Nothing Better
    This is a follow-up to the one I posted last week, Gut Remodel. I really felt this one--the way it feels when you want to be more than who you are, and you're just not. Roy invites Jim over to watch the fight with the guys.

    Try Not to Breathe
    This is up to "Conflict Resolution." Pam finally notices that she's going through the same motions over and over again.

    Second Chance
    Fluffy fluffy fluff fluff. Very cute. Jim needs a second chance. Seriously.

    Three Minutes
    How many fics are there that are told from the perspective of a drive-through bank teller?

    This Thing
    Short. Pretty. Pam loves Jim.

    The Elf Office Alliance
    I had to send someone a check, and I wrote them a note to go with it. That note was written with my lovely Dunder Mifflin pen and on my lovely Dunder Mifflin notepad. I wonder what he's going to think when he gets it? I'd love to know. I'm unreasonably happy about that right now. I'm going to go record my filk...

    [/rambling]

    Second episode speculation
    To save the retinas of those of you being good and not reading anything, not even official episode descriptions, I will put the rest of this post in white text. Highlight to read:

    [This is at the end of the second episode description:
    "Meanwhile, Ryan goes out on a double date - with none other than gabby Kelly."

    My take on this: big deal - he's already dating Kelly. My question is who is the other couple?! JIM AND PAM MAYBE?????
    ]

    /the end

    Thursday, September 14, 2006

    The Elf Office Alliance
    Okay ladies. I was at auditions tonight, and I was thinking about something when all of a sudden I heard my friend Justin go "That's what she said."

    Needless to say, I whirled around and went "Oh my gosh, did you just say what I think you said?" It turns out that he loves The Office as well, and being as he's well, on the same team as Oscar, is also in love with the "beautiful man" John Krasinski. (His words.) Then Kristina and I ended up singing the theme song while dancing. Fun moment, and it's good to know I"m not alone.

    Eeeeeee!!!

    I don't know if they count as spoilers or not. Well. They do. But not big, bad spoilers. But the episode synopses for the first and second episodes are UP at GMMR!!!! (At the bottom of the Office Thursday post.)

    THEY SOUND SO GOOD. AHHHHHHHH! I CAN'T WAIT!!!

    SEVEN MORE DAYS!!
    Stay strong, my sisters, and avoid spoilers. Up until today the spoilers at Office Tally didn't give much information away, but I just read a tiny tidbit that I'd rather have found out when I watch the new season. STAY STRONG! Fight the Power. Just Don't Do It. Choose a motivational motto and repeat it to yourself continually until 8:30PM on 9/21.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2006

    Blog from Greg Daniels

    Cool! After the premiere airs, NBC is going to post a blog from Greg Daniels the main head producer/adapter from the Uck version guy. Should be really interesting to hear what he has to say!

    New blogs!

    There's a new Schrute Space up at NBC.

    Also, in the past 24 hours, Jenna, Angela, and Kate have all updated their blogs!

    I'm currently re-watching the deleted scenes. Because they are awesome. And also because my life is boring and pointless right now. :)

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006

    From the PopCandy blog at USAToday.com:

    If you get a free second, use the company phone to dial 1-800-984-DMPC. Pop reader Tony C. found the number in his The Office: Severance Package DVD set, which you can pick up at Best Buy. The set comes with a Dunder-Mifflin notepad, Post-Its, a calendar and a business card for Dwight Shrute, which includes this number. The message includes a pretty funny away message and info about an "oh-so-scorching" paper deal.

    I just tried calling - it was busy.

    Jenna's Booze Cruise video!

    Already up on YouTube. I couldn't get the "Post to Blog" option to work, so here it is.

    Includes footage of Jenna sleeping, John and Angela cuddling, and BJ Novak throwing up over the side of the ship!! Hot stuff!

    Oh, Jim!!!

    Okay, spoilers for deleted the DVDs lie ahead

    Okay, in the deleted scenes for "The Fight," Michael goes over and punches this plastic man-torso in the corner before he and Dwigt fight. Not to be outdone, Dwigt goes over and does the same thing.

    After that, in the background, you can see Jim reaching over and comfortingly patting the plastic man-torso on the shoulder. HILARIOUS!

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
    (That is all.)

    Monday, September 11, 2006

    Because I'm having too much fun with this
    Let's relive some of the cruel, twisted things that Jim and Pam have done to Dwigt.

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    For the completist The Office fan (I don't know any of those, personally - nooooo not at all), a prop man from the show named John Sparano has started a MySpace blog, where he hopes to give some tidbits on the props used in the show. For instance, he said that when they filmed the NBC preview mustard tossing scene, John K. threw the bottle onto the roof of the building. And that he chose an artsy-er version of the ransom note for the bobblehead doll because he thought that Pam was probably involved in the kidnapping somehow, and used her skillz.

    The Many Faces of Jim
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    Sunday, September 10, 2006

    Practically doing the work for me

    A new Office fanfiction rec site!!

    Holy Awesome Blog, Batman!

    Jenna updated her myspace!

    It's a great blog with lots of pictures.

    Here's the crazy thing, though.

    (Possible spoiler)
    Apparently, the last picture originally looked like this (edited by Kimmers). After people noticed a particular somethin-somethin, Jenna cropped the picture and re-posted it. Do you see the very important difference?!?!

    Oh, John. John, John, John.

    I had never actually seen his article from People Magazine before, where he was named one of the Sexiest Men Alive.

    The quote that destroyed my soul because I do recognize in reality that this man is not going to marry me?

    "While studying playwriting at Brown University, he once drove five hours to surprise his girlfriend with a dozen roses. 'I was more excited than she was!' he confesses."

    Oh, John. John, John, John with your dozen roses and driving five hours and your chucks on your feet and your pores on your nose and your really awful attempt at a southern accent.

    No cookie
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    Saturday, September 09, 2006

    The Jim, Ryan, and Michael promo shots can all be seen here (after all of the Lost photos) - and they even link to super duper high resolution picks, so you can bethisclose to Jim's face!

    Finally!

    The Michael promo shot!

    This Week In The Office

    Thurs. 9/14 9:20 PM - Casino Night (Supersized Version)

    But by that time, I'll have watched everything on the DVD. :D

    So I meant to post a picture everyday until the DVD came out, but yesterday was a long day, and I forgot. So you get a two picture post today!

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    Friday, September 08, 2006

    Tears are streaming down my face and I'm having trouble breathing

    Apparently, Jenna Fischer and her husband, James Gunn, did the voices for some sort of children's video (I'm thinking it must actually be a parody of a children's video). They do the voices of Kelsey and Riley, terrier twins. It is one of the most bizarre, hysterical things I've ever seen.

    "It was MAAAAAAAAAAAAGIC!"

    Yessssssssss

    Let's make September 21 a little more awesome, okay?

    Let's have Jenna and John be on "Today" on that day.

    Okay!

    Yaaaaaay!!!

    So I saw this Icon and thought of you all



    Yeah... That made my life...

    (I think i'm going to start squirting people in the face with water)

    This is so my first blogger post... feel special

    Also!!

    Rainn Wilson is on "Ellen" today! It's syndicated, so check your local listings! Not a rerun!

    Time for the...Friday Fics Fix!!!

    Hurray!

    This Sort of Thing
    The moments after the kiss. There are tons and tons of this type of fic that have been written, but I rather liked this one especially. I think it's the thought of Jim Halpert kissing my neck that does me in.

    Sick Day
    A short, cute little exchange. Jim's sick. Pam's at work.

    Five Four Things That Never Happened To Pam and Jim
    There's this meme going around in which people write a fic of "five things." There are tons of really good ones. If you're interested, check out this livejournal community. This is one I liked a lot. (Even though it's only four things, instead of five!)

    Five Stories Concerning President Halpert
    Another cute one. Ever notice the little sign that says "President Halpert" that's in a couple of episodes in the first season?

    Tres Cher!
    There's another meme going around called the "unusual pairings" meme. Basically, this community wants a fic written that has interaction between every possible pairing of the characters. This one is a conversation between Kelly and Angela. It's awesome.

    All Kinds of Time
    Another Kelly fic, because I think this one is also awesome. A conversation (of sorts) between Kelly and Pam. Pam's drunk. Kelly's happy.

    A Plague O' Both Your Houses
    Okay, last one from the "unusual pairings" meme. But it's Pam and Kevin! And I love the Kevin voice in this!

    Glassblowing
    Okay, back to Jim and Pam. Jim and Pam go to a glassblowing exhibit. It's kind of sweet and sad and pretty and nice.

    Camping Trip
    Written by one of my favorite authors. Michael's camraderie event? A camping trip. And Pam gets, er...well, let's just say that her tent isn't quite available.

    The Beard
    The author gave this story an M rating, but I honestly can't figure out why. Anyway. Jim's not the only one in the office with a crush. And some people look unexpectedly attractive with facial hair.

    Candy Dish
    Okay, I lied. I can't stop. This is Pam and Phyllis. Short, sweet, sad. So good.

    Familiar
    Heheheheheheheheheheheheh. The new "Office" OTP.

    Movement
    Another one of "what happens after the kiss," and another one by that same of my favorite authors. Plus, a playground.

    June 10th
    It's June 10th, and it's the first day of the rest of Pam's life.

    Thursday, September 07, 2006

    Hold on to your hats, girls. There's a new site to bookmark: More Than That. Check out their galleries!!

    Yummy Jim Goodness

    Woot!

    Countdown to the DVD!
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    Have you seen these? I so want, like, ten different ones.

    If this keeps up, the only clothes I will own will be fandom clothes. Is that a bad thing?

    Oscar Dahl over at BuddyTV has written an awesome article about Jim and Pam. Quick, click!

    The last webisode is up! Woot!
    "Best Day of My Life"
    *gigglesnort*

    Wednesday, September 06, 2006

    Yummy DVDs in my belly

    Well, I just canceled my Amazon pre-order of the DVDs in favor of the package that Best Buy is offering. Eighteen dollars more and you get the first season AND a notepad AND a pen AND a magnet AND a little calendar AND I think something else as well. I actually don't own the first season, my sister does. Considering I'm unemployed, I thought long and hard about the wisdom of this decision, but hey. What better to make me feel better about being unemployed than a set of DVDs that show how painfully miserable it is to be employed? (wait a second...)

    The kicker was that I read on Office Tally that one person has already seen this packaged set at Best Buy. I'm heading out shortly to see what I can find! I seriously doubt that my Best Buy would already have it out. But hey, IF THEY DID, then holy crap, that would be AWESOME.

    ETA: No luck. I looked all around, but apparently my Best Buy follows the rules. Stupid rules.

    Tuesday, September 05, 2006

    The Office - Dwight

    I can't get over the sheer genius and hilarity of this video.

    Because September 21 just wasn't going to be good enough as it was...

    Now, John Krasinski is going to be a guest on Conan O'Brien that night. (On the Thursday going into Friday, so after the season premiere has aired.)

    That's going to be a GOOD DAY.

    ::eyes get very big::

    Okay, apparently the rest of the "Office" world noticed this long ago, but has anyone else taken a close (or not so close) look at Pam's hands in the new promo shots?

    In particular, her LEFT hand?

    In particular, the RING FINGER of her LEFT hand?

    Monday, September 04, 2006

    To make my own life easier, I have made 2 playlists in YouTube of all of my favorite JAM videos. One playlist is for the music videos I like, and one is for The Story of Jim and Pam videos. Here are the links: JAM music videos and The Story of Jim and Pam.

    More John photos from the Elle shoot
    You can drool over more photos of John from the Elle magazine shoot here. I wish they were available in hi-res so I could make the one of him a white shirt my desktop!

    Sunday, September 03, 2006

    New promotional shots for the show
    Lots of fun promotional photos can be seen at the The Office LiveJournal Community - some group shots and lots of the supporting players. No individual Jim or Michael yet, and no Jim/Pam ones.

    Friday, September 01, 2006

    Your Third Weekly...FRIDAY FICS FIX!!!

    Hurray. :)

    A totally crazy mix of fics today. Some Jam, some not, some happy, some sad. 14 in total! (If I counted correctly.) Enjoy!

    Gut Remodel
    A conversation between Jim and Roy. "It stands to reason that two men in love with the same woman would have more in common."

    Exit Interview
    Pam agrees to a wrap-up interview.

    Burden of Proof
    Dwight didn't become a Lackawanna Sheriff's Deputy to not notice when something suspicious is going on.

    All New People
    Pam and Michael have a beer. (Probably not what you think.) This is surprisingly so, so good.

    Heights
    Pam and Jim and the top of the Empire State Building. Kind of cheesy and very sweet and nice.

    The Card
    What Jim wrote to Pam in the Christmas card.

    The Countdown to Forever
    An ensemble piece. A series of vignettes, perfectly in character. Soooo good and wonderful.

    West
    Pam and Jim go west.

    Interlude: A Study in Love
    A little generic, but it's pretty. The author gave it an M (meaning "mature") rating, but there's nothing all that explicit going on here.

    Four Things That Never Happened to Jim and Pam
    Similar to the "Five Games of Truth or Dare Jim and Pam Never Played." It is exactly what it says it is!

    100 Iced Macchiatos a Day
    Short and adorable. Ryan-fic!

    Strange Bedfellows
    Okay, why in the WORLD does this Meredith/Michael fic work so, so well?!?! Can someone explain that to me???

    By Any Other Name
    Made-up words, all around. :) Another great ensemble piece.

    You Can't Just Walk Away From Someone Who Is Leaning On You
    Short and sad. Jim and Pam have made all kinds of promises.

    Oh, and...

    It looks like they're making yet another version of "The Office"!!

    I can't tell whether or not it's going to be in French or English.

    Description of Season Premier on Livejournal Community

    On the The Office LJ community there's a description, apparently, of the season premier. I haven't read it, because while they say it's vague...I don't want to know!


    It's a locked post, meaning you have to join the livejournal community to read it. Don't tell me what it says! I don't want to know! I know too much already!

    Quote from BJ Novak

    So, in the latest column of Kristin from E!, there's a great quote from BJ Novak.

    "Even The Office temp B.J. Novak, one of the most mellow people in Hollywood, is not impervious to Emmy's charm. 'Can you believe it?!' the writer and castmember beamed excitedly after the show's much-deserved win. When I asked if he knew when they'd be sending out the season-premiere episode to us TV journos, he replied, 'Never! It's so good, we really want to keep everything under wraps. You're going to freak.'"

    Going to freak? And Jenna Fischer says we're going to be screaming?

    I haven't had time to come up with the Friday Fics Fix yet, but rest assured that I'll get it up, and that the fanfiction will be plentiful!