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Well - I kinda bowed out of the discussion in my LJ this weekend for unforeseen reasons, so please know that if I didn't reply to you, it's simply because I was with people I loved. Ahahaha! I mean, I was spending time with the fam. I don't love them. (I totally do.) Eventually I'll get back to each of you, promise. In other news, I got a Vox account (weird: I asked them for one, and they GAVE it to me. Huh.) which is here. So excited that I'm STONEY there, and no numbers, wooo! I'm primarily going to use it for books, random thoughts, and music. OOoh! For those of you who have Vox accounts, did you see that you can upload SONGS in your library?? I can't say how much I love that feature. I'll be using that to the max, for sure. Still keeping this journal for fannish/social things. (I haven't added anyone to my "neighborhood" there, as I don't want to be intrusive. If you want to add me, I'll add you. How simple is that? :) )

I soaked up the entire series of The Office (US) on Friday, and can I say how much I love that show?? It might replace 3/4ths of the hole created by Arrested Development leaving the air, and I don't say that lightly. I can replace Michael (Steve Carrell) with my old boss, Barb and not lose a beat. THAT WAS MY OLD BOSS. (The one who showed me her lack of panties, and who falls down every Christmas. Including the dancing, omg.) Dwight (Rainn Wilson - my favorite character on the show, I think) is a crueler/sharper version of BEM, the guy in my old office who wondered "who doesn't want a perfectly good arm?"

Things I like MORE about the US version than the UK: the fellow office members are fleshed out. In the UK version, you had a very small cast of people with lines. Almost all of the office workers get screen time in the US version, and it makes it more enjoyable - it's not just waiting for Tim/Dawn, er, I mean Jim/Pam to get together. Creed, the older man who remains an enigma - and a scary one at that - was Jim from my old office. Jim was a Vietnam vet - chopper jockey - who just had odd habits and stories to make your hair curl. He kept slippers and ... other things in his desk drawer that he refused to talk about. Heee! Oh, I love characters. THE OFFICE. Start with Season 2 and soak it up. (And the Jim character on the show? That's the guy on my icon, for the record. I am so in love with him and Pam, I could just sigh myself to death.) ...and I wrote fic. I'll post it later. I think it might be my new favorite fandom, because EVERYONE IS FUNNY. (And I wouldn't sniff at Scrubs/Office crossover fic with JD and Jim. Or Dwight and The Todd. I'm just saying.)

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entrenous88
Jul. 18th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, if you get guest passes or whatever for bringing in people to Vox, can I have one?

*bats eyelashes*

*goes to read the rest of your entry*
entrenous88
Jul. 18th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
P.S., I think the URL in your link to your Vox thingus is a little off -- I had to cut out an extra http.
stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Fixed, and you bet! (Like you have to ask.) TWO DAYS, Jess. TWO DAYS.
entrenous88
Jul. 18th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
** moves US The Office up on the Netflix queue even *more* **

Are there *any* comedy shows in the new lineups this fall? All I can think of off the top of my head is the Matthew Perry vehicle, which I can't remember the name of. But every new show other than that seems to fit the "OMG, SOMEONE'S BEEN KIDNAPPED!" freaking-out bomb-squad types who are unravelling a mystery that reaches to greater depths than they imagine and further up the chain of command in the U.S. government than anyone had ever dreamed!

Not that those shows are bad, but, like, how many of them can we take?
dlgood
Jul. 18th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping Heroes won't suck. It could be really neat if it has a sense of humor about itself.
entrenous88
Jul. 18th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
OH! I hadn't even heard of that show yet! It looks very cool. Thanks for the link. From the description it sounds a little more disaffected attitude than bringing the funny, but it's so hard to tell with promo materials sometimes.

*goes to investigate the show's writers and such*
darkhavens
Jul. 18th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
*whispers*

There was humour in the screener pilot that somehow made its way on to my hard drive. A guy in Japan discovers he can 'warp the space time continuum' (teleport) and his first attempt is into the ladies' room at his local bar. But he does it! Then, on the train to work the next day, he manages to shift himself to Times Square.

The teenage girl who is indestructible (or at least very quick at healing/regenerating) seems to have spent the entire time, since the discovery, trying to kill herself.

It was an interesting beginning, so here's hoping.

I'm also hoping to see more (than the screener pilot *koff*) of Jericho, but that's mostly cos I love me a good post-apocalyptic nightmare. :D
stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
Oooh, 30 Rock is one I'm looking forward to. Tina Fey writing/starring, and Rachel Dratch!! Kind of a behind-the-scenes look at writing a sitcom, so... I'm there just on THAT.

I missed Eureka AGAIN last night. I'm hoping it's funny... I'm not betting the house on it, though.
dlgood
Jul. 18th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't sniff at Scrubs/Office crossover fic

Yeah. Someone really needs to do that.
stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
I would love to hear the dry wit, and I think Jim could take JD in a snark fest. What would be MORE entertaining is a business conference that Dr. Cox is forced to go to (because Kelso is pushing him towards administration, or something) and Michael is there, and clings to Cox - because of the cool factor, obviously - and all of the snark Cox would throw at Michael, who wouldn't get it, and would laugh too hard.

I would KILL for that fic.
thepiratequeen
Jul. 18th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Am I a sad, sad person for only wanting a Vox so that no one else can be thepiratequeen? I sent in my request to Vox for an invite a few days ago and I keep checking to make sure that no one has taken the name. How long did it take for them to get back to you?

Yay for liking The Office. It took me way too long to stop being a snob and give the show a chance and now I love it. I completely agree that the US version makes much better use of its supporting characters then the UK version did. I think my favorite character on the US version is Toby and he's only been in a handful of episodes. I remain a bigger Tim person then Jim person. It took Jim a long time to grow on me, I think he's the most different from his UK counterpoint but I love that he can be so sarcastic and so mean and yet still be the first person to do something nice for Michael.

And even though I haven't watched the episode in weeks I still can't hear Billy Joel's name without Dwight singing "Ryan started the fire" getting stuck in my head.
hellziggy
Jul. 18th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
You are not a sad, sad person. I did the same thing with gmail for my RealFirstName RealLastName because my name is fairly common.
I'm also planning on snagging hellziggy for Vox immediately as soon as I'm cool enough to get one. I don't plan on using the account, I just want to further guarantee my complete monopoly on the name HellZiggy!
stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
RYAN STARTED THE FIRE!! It was always burning, since the world was turning!

MAR-I-LYN
MON
ROE. RYAN STARTED THE FIRE!! Heeeeee!

As to Vox, it took about four days to hear back? I didn't think I would, so yay! (And ditto on the snobbery thing. What was I thinking?? And... I have a massive MASSIVE crush on Jim right now. I loved Tim, but Jim is the exact guy I always fall for. :D )
thepiratequeen
Jul. 18th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
The look of sheer, unadulterated GLEE on his face when it sings it is what nails it for me. Not to mention the dance Phyllis does.

I can wait four days. Hopefully. Or I'll just start begging people who have them for invites.

Jim is exactly like every guy I've ever been good friends with w/o being attracted to.
thepiratequeen
Jul. 18th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
PS
Did you know that NBC is doing a series of summer webisodes for The Office? If you go to http://nbc.com/The_Office they should pop right up.
stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: PS
And yes! I spent Friday watching them and the PSAs. The PSAs killed me. "Don't eat the black jelly beans. They're disgusting."
thepiratequeen
Jul. 18th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Re: PS
The Ryan/Kelly one about interoffice dating is my fave.
semby
Jul. 18th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
I dove into The US Office a few weeks ago and it is definitely number one on my list of obsessions these days. I'm going to read your fic soon. Yay!
stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great?!?!?! I love it! *high fives you*
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stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
Hi, Anne!! I got a card and a Chuck Norris clipping in the mail yesterday and I squealed with glee. (Hee, I know what you meant about the mailings with all clippings. You've got a long way to go before you get there. :) )

As to Vox, I've heard the same, and while I'm still not used to how it works (granted, I've only posted the once) I like the idea of the library and the audio clips. I think I'll use it for just a basic journal, or to record my thoughts on books/music/movies, but keep this LJ, too.

(The book thing is neat, huh?)
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mbangel10
Jul. 26th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
I adore The Office (btw, I've friended you - I'm always getting linked here through my Spuffy flist)! I've never watched the UK version but the US one has me totally hooked. How can anyone not love Jim and Pam? They are totally adorkable and the end to the last season? GUH! I've already been spoiled a little and now I can't wait for the premiere. Yep, this ship has totally set sail and I'm on board. :)
stoney321
Jul. 26th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh, yay for Office love!! (The UK version is fantastic, for the record. But I like how all of the other co-workers get fleshed out on the US version, though.)

Welcome aboard to my LJ, and know that if all of the other stuff around here gets to be too much for you, you can knock me off your flist with no worries from me, 'kay?

Yay, Jim/Pam!
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