Date: 03/31/2014 5:30 PM Title: Christmas in the Shadows 2
Wait a minute.....Joe wears a bathrobe? LOL. Always figured he was a plain ol' towel wrapped around the waist kinda guy...or not. :P
Enjoyed Joe and Ryu's trip to find the tree, you would think they'd know better by now. Loved Jinpei's version of "Winter Wonderland" too. Overall, nicely done! :)
Date: 06/18/2010 11:15 AM Title: The Naughty List
And it leads to the questions: what does the Chief have on Santa, why can't Santa get the evidence back, and -- WHAT DOES THE CHIEF HAVE ON SANTA???
Author's Response: Rudolf is an informant and provides a report on exactly what goes on at those elf staff parties. Thanks for the review!
Date: 04/28/2010 12:38 AM Title: The Bird Who Stole Christmas
The scene in the Chinese restaurant reminds me of a movie I saw years and years ago...
Man, Granny's fruitcake...if only they could feed it to Katze and Sosai....
Date: 03/27/2010 9:29 AM Title: Joy to the World: Reunion
Such an amazing, incredible, wonderful sweetness of an ending to a truly beautiful trilogy... TJ, I bow to the superiority of your talent in bringing out the emotion in the situation! Bravo, ma'am, bravo!
Author's Response: And I suppose it didn't hurt any that there was a Condor involved? ;-) But yes, it was a fairly emotional story, and I hope I was able to bring out those emotions and develop them appropriately.
Date: 03/27/2010 9:04 AM Title: Joy to the World: Remembrance
Damn. I'm actually wiping tears away. They started when I got to the part with the presents... What a sweet, wonderful idea - perfect for those left behind!
Author's Response: I'm glad you thought so! And since the SNT don't have very many possessions to begin with, it becomes more meaningful.
Date: 10/06/2008 4:45 PM Title: Photographs and Memories
As always a beautiful story. However I think Jason's memories a little faulty. Italians traditionally give gifts on January 6th, Epiphany and their gift giver isn't Santa, it's an old woman known as La Befana. I'm not sure they have xmas trees either. They're a german tradition that crossed the atlantic with emigrants and became fashionable in britain when Prince Albert set one up for his own children.
Date: 12/06/2007 6:40 AM Title: Joy to the World: Remembrance
TJ I'm really enjoying this series, You have a really good nack for telling both sides of a story. To tell you the truth it started out in a way that I thought was predicatable. But now you have proven me wrong and I want to read the next part of this trilogy just to see how it all comes out. Good work!
Author's Response: Well, if I can keep the Queen of plot twists guessing, then I guess I'm onto something! *grin*
Date: 08/20/2007 12:32 AM Title: I'll Be Home For Christmas
No true Jane I read this story in the old archives, and thought that it had a good theme with it...Jun putting up a request for a song and Joe hearing it..neither knowing that it was the other...
Very sweet story!
Date: 06/18/2007 2:00 PM Title: A Christmas Snarl
This has more stuff in it that I can even cover. You did a thorough job of covering just about every Christmas cliche out there. I do have my favorite moments: X irradiating the room after his O. Henry moment with Katse; "The voice was deep and threatening at first, but suddenly the shade realized it couldn't possibly make its voice as deep and threatening as Joe's got just saying 'hello' and 'good morning,' so it dropped the pretense." Joe strangling the goon shade. Joe getting his wish to determine who lives and who dies. The ending with the turkey mech fell a little flat. I don't know why--structurally, there's nothing wrong with it. It didn't have the zing and momentum of the earlier paragraphs. Still, I love this parody!