Reviews for The Jim Halpert Guide to Writing & Public Speaking
Bread-Making-Viking chapter 1 . 12/6/2009
ktface3 chapter 1 . 1/29/2008
Really clever. I loved the idea that Dwight had to rule out other reasons for his relationship with Angela ending. And of course practically the whole office has to butt in on Jim's project. I laughed out loud when I read, "'Because, when you started here you were so funny and everyone loved working with you so much,' Kelly enthused. 'Why aren't you funny like that any more?'" Tst, Kelly would say that. Happy anniversary of being on ff!
The General G of K chapter 1 . 1/27/2008
All I have done as of yet is read the author's self-depricating note and that genre category of "hurt/comfort/western" and I have never been more excited for a story. Besides the alluring title, what in the world kind of story follows a "hurt/comfort/western", lol? I've no idea, but I plan to continue on. Although, before I continue, I have to congratulate you on your one year status of Office fanfiction writer. Because of you, I am not afraid to trek the murky waters of the Office section (BAD JAM FLUFF IS SUFFOCATING ME!) because I know that you're out there, filling the section with tolerable, balanced, ensemble literature. More than tolerable, actually. Like awesome blossom, extra awesome literature.

-"I can't believe I eventually chose this company over the woman I love," Michael nearly sobbed.-In that sentence, you've pretty much set up Michael's mission statement, and in that sense, have supported my Michael is Brutus theory in that he's torn between Jan (Caeser) and his country (Dunder Mifflin). I'm with you, I think he'd choose DM over Jan every time. Unless, like, one time, she takes her top off, and even then, I think he'd still ponder over the choice.

-Hehe, that Jim talking head was tres amusant. It seemed so Karen, and even though I spent the majority of S3 despising Karen because I was all "OMG, LYK JIM/PAM TTLY!" except maybe more dignified, I have really come to love Karen and so enjoyed her reaming out of Jim in Branch Wars.

-HAHAHA, "homosexualist"! I don't even know why I find that so amusing, but I do! And then not two seconds later, you make a Stephen Colbert reference. Brilliance!

-I'm probably sounding like a broken record by this point, but that exchange Gung Ho exchange between Michael and Jim was too funny and also very realistic for the series. Jack, if I ever get to the end of this story, what with all the funnies and comments I have, it will be a miracle.

-"I'm a scientist." "I'm like a scientist."-I could actually picture Rainn saying that. So perfect. Also, there is never enough Oscar Dwight time. This is good.

-Do I even need to mention how perfect everyone's voice is? Probably not.

-"...those thoughts about Michael."-*shudder* Not about Michael, but Steve Carell on the other hand...

-Oh, Creed. He is for lack of a better term, amazing.

-Hannah Montana sex tape and Stan Lee all within a few lines? How do you do it?

-Just the thought of a gay baptism makes me giggle like a loon. Also, Michael's TWSS remark? Per-fect.

-Oh, just when I thought the fun was over, there is a BONUS fic. Lovely!

-If I could save one person? Definitely have to go with Abraham Lincoln. Or maybe Freddie Mercury.

-Toby! HA! That's great because it's exactly how I feel about Family Guy as well!

Okay, so in conclusion, this was essentially one of the best things ever. I mean, between Jim/Darryl and Creed and Dwight and Oscar, it was just scrumtrillescent. Really, I love your work, Jack, and I'm really looking forward to the next update, or whatever crazy story you decide to write next.

The General
Alex Wert chapter 1 . 1/26/2008
You know, I can't really tell if there was a plot there or not. I know there was some critical commentary and some social commentary and some socialism and possibly some social dancing, but the plot kernel was about on par with whatever is left over at the bottom of the popcorn bag.

But everything was worth it for the Phyllis-Toby convo (which should definitely be canon) and the Andy TH.

P.S. I went on a date about 3 years ago where the girl wanted to take me to one of those secret gay clubs they have up here. But we didn't go because they were playing the wrong kind of music.
CoffeeObsessed chapter 1 . 1/25/2008
your work is always absolutely hilarious, and this was no exception. I especially loved the bonus fic!
I Heart Edward Cullen chapter 1 . 1/25/2008
Aw, Jack, you always say that your writing is crap, and I always tell you that it's wrong, so why do we keep having this argument? Even if you did churn this out at the last minute it's still better than 97.653% of what's on here. And yes, that statistic is real. I spent my winter break calculating that number. It took me HOURS.

I finally got around to watching Ed Wood the other day... thanks for the recommendation. It was excellent- there aren't many funnier things than when Bela Lugosi started swearing in that bizarre accent. XD But do you know if Reverend and the Makers will EVER have a US release? So vexing. Who wants to pay for imports, seriously?

Nice Spinal Tap reference there, by the way. And Hannah Montana sex tape? Oh, I wish that the day would come... Prissy little wig wearing bitch. I want to take her down a notch. *cackles*

Yeah, that sounded more than a little nuts. Sorry. But the gay bathhouse bit? That whole paragraph is one of best things you have ever written. It starts good, then just gets better and better. And the bit about Michael podium you slipped in there was excellent too.

And if I could save anyone... I would save Elvis. I got a lifesize cardboard cutout for christmas, but it's just not the same... Is there are movie about a 30-foot floating roboHitler? If not, you should make one. It wouldn't do well in the box office, but would subsequently become a cult favorite so while you may die poor all your grandkids will get filthy rich.

And you know, you classified this as a western. I demand something western-y. Or you could at least pull a Black Bart and make something FAKE western-y out of some plywood and paint. I won't look too closely.

Hmm... what else... homosexualist make me crack up. And you write a mean (heh heh. Bad pun.) scary!Karen.

But by far my favorite was Toby's sad little part. To quote LUDO (the funniest band ever), it was happy in a crying sort of way. You know, curled up naked in your shower biting your knees wishing you were dead kinda happy.

Write something new soon, Jack. And thanks for the mention.
Cousin Mose chapter 1 . 1/25/2008
I get it, Jack:

Your plan to celebrate your one year anniversary in Office fic writing was to unleash an all-out assault on the general readership, wasn't it? There can be no other explanation for the onslaught of comedic gold bullets that this story kept shooting at me. I thought I'd cut and paste some of the parts that made me laugh the loudest, but I realized in short order that I'd just end up copying the whole thing.

That being said, I have to give this story to Oscar. His exasperated exchanges with Dwight are the stuff legends are made of. Really excellent work there. Some of the best Oscar I've ever read.

And yet you still manage to mix in that patented Jack uncomfortable humor. I'm thinking of Andy's musings on Angela's hinders here, and how I inexplicably shifted in my seat while reading that passage. You should find a way to bottle this brilliance and sell it on ebay.

Kudos all around, Jack. Really, I can't say enough good things about this one. Bravo!