Date: May 26, 2007 08:14 am Title: That's What Friends Do
Hooray for movie night with Jim & Pam!!! And I'm pretty sure Pan's Labyrinth will make them take the leap. If ever there's a movie that makes you appreciate your own life, it's that one! :) (Awesome movie, by the way.)
Author's Response: It is a terrific movie. I am really loved writing them just talking and being there for each other, probably because I've missed it this season. Thanks for the review. BTW, you have very cool websites!
Date: May 26, 2007 04:07 am Title: That's What Friends Do
I would totally love it if Jane came waltzing in next season. Actually - scratch that. I love her in the story - but I'm glad Jim and Pam got with the program without her on the show. Keep writing missy. I can't wait to see what you have in store next!
Author's Response: xoxoxo you know you're my hero. You're totally rufus.
Date: May 25, 2007 10:04 pm Title: That's What Friends Do
I really enjoyed this. Jane provided the opening, and Pam went for it. This is such a nice chapter of them working toward each other.
The 3 paragraphs where they're driving to the restaurant and describing the restaurant are my favorites, just because I can picture everything.
This line is great: "For the sake of his sanity, he decided not to analyze it and not try so hard to label their relationship." Very difficult to do, and Pam's doing the same thing.
I definitely enjoyed it and look forward to more!
Thank you Kev as always for the awesome support. I'm enjoying writing this because it is so gentle and calm, I've missed seeing why Pam and Jim are friends to start with! Thanks and I hope to post more really soon. But so far it is hard to finish the next chapter.
Date: May 25, 2007 04:16 pm Title: That's What Friends Do
Yay! Pam & Jim on a date! No matter how it happens. And this way is v. cute. And Jane still rules.
I know, I know right! So happy about that. Thanks for the review Lisa and thanks for still reading. And yep, I still love Jane too.
Date: May 13, 2007 07:57 pm Title: New York Minute
I'm fond of this chapter as you know; it just all seems right..Karen finally relazing she's running a race that she can't win, Jim being hurt and angry even though he knew it was going to end soon, the whole tone of there conversation. And having had a little look at the next chapter I hope to see that one up soon.
Author's Response: Thanks a bunch as always.
Date: May 13, 2007 03:28 pm Title: New York Minute
I love Jim's CN confession being turned back on him in the breakup with Karen. But it's fitting. Yes, NBC, do that, why don't ya?
I also appreciate that Jim didn't immediately go to Pam after breaking up with Karen. That would be a bit tacky, considering what we know he wants from her, as far as a relationship. If they were the kind of friends who talked about their significant others, that'd be one thing, but since they don't, I think it's the right decision not to call her right away. But the next day? Totally. :)
Author's Response: Of course he's gonna talk to her the next day. Did you like how they did do it on the Office, I really liked it. Understated but lovely.
Date: May 13, 2007 01:28 pm Title: New York Minute
I'm so glad that you updated! I can totally understand Karen's POV, and I can see how an exciting trip to the city, away from hesitant!Jim, and the mediocrity of Dunder-Mifflin Scranton would make her "see the light" so to speak. And in his stuation, I would do what Jim did, because no one wants to be dumped, rejected, be told "you're not enough for me."
I can't wait to see where you take us next. Great job so far!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, I'm so happy that you're enjoying it. Yeah, I just thought that Karen should dump Jim for a number of reasons, but part of me thought that Jim's ego would not handle that well, especially if he still thought Pam didn't love him. BTW loved the finale - how about you?
Date: May 13, 2007 11:51 am Title: New York Minute
I thought these two lines were really funny:
Of course, Jane had been known to leave her debit card in the ATM machine, so maybe she wasn’t the most reliable source.
He would have least dumped her in a private place.
I really liked this chapter, and I love where it leaves Jim. Single, at least!! And yes, please NBC and The Office powers that be, let's at least have 3 single people in this desperate triangle by the end of the season!
Jim's POV at the end seems really good and realistic to me.
The one thing that rang a little wrong with me was the description of Jim picking up the check - I think he probably would do that anyway. He and Karen have been "dating", even when she just broke off things, I think he'd pay the check without even giving it a thought.
I don't know when the next chapter's coming, but I'm glad to have caught up on this anyway!!
Have I mentioned lately how great Mark's Jane is? She's great.
Are you happy with NBC now? 3 single people but2 of them are going out to dinner?
Thanks for the reviews, I really appreciate it. I will also beta what you sent me tomorrow I swear. :-)
Date: May 13, 2007 11:40 am Title: I Just Had the Most Amazing Non-Date
I love the way this seems to be going. I'm intrigued about what's going on with Karen!
I thought Jim's choice of words was interesting. He said he and Pam hung out, and then told Karen to call Sunday and they'd hang out. I'm assuming that was intentional on your part. I thought it was a great way to show that he wanted to have more with Pam (or less with Karen). I'm not sure I'm making much sense.
Anyway, on to later chapters. I'm loving this.
Author's Response: Hmmmm, you may be giving me too much credit, but I wanted to minimize to Karen what happened with Pam and then not go overboard with what he wanted to do with Karen, since he's not sure. Does that make sense?
Date: May 13, 2007 11:31 am Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
He felt himself relax leaving behind the suits, the paper, the tuna, the bottled water, the whole new Jim Halpert image. So I'm finally catching up... I don't think I reviewed this chapter before (once you put it up). I think this line is new - it's awesome!
For a moment he thought that if he had a daughter, he hoped that she would have Pam’s mannerisms, her innocent face, her eyes. The whole paragraph this is in is so wonderful, and I think, so realistic. I remember times (although w/o the angst of unrequitedness) thinking similar things about my now-husband.
I think this ending is different than when I beta'd. I love it. "The crying chick", "He want to say 'Ask Karen'", letting Pam back into his heart... So, so good.
Author's Response: Kevin, thanks as always, you're the best.
Date: May 03, 2007 10:21 am Title: I Just Had the Most Amazing Non-Date
OK, I officially love Jane. On a scale of 1 to 10, 100.
Author's Response: THANKS! I love your review here 100 on a scale of 1 to 10. Seriously, thanks for reading and reviewing, totally makes me day. Sorry I didn't update for a while, but Jane will rock your world in chap 8.
Date: May 03, 2007 09:39 am Title: Slow Down Kelly (TWSS)
OMG, your Kelly is awesome! Nothing like an Office gossip to explain to clueless Jim what the rest of us know!
Author's Response: You have to love Kelly! She never knows when to shut up, and that's a good thing in this office huh? Thanks for the review!
Date: May 03, 2007 06:41 am Title: I Just Had the Most Amazing Non-Date
Hmm. Methinks Karen's got some news of her own...
I love the banter between Jim and Jane. The fake "call" to Pam was hilarious too. Can't wait for your next update!
Have a great vacation!
Author's Response: Boy does she! Why can't she "have news" in real life? That is real office life. I'm glad you're enjoying Jane. Somehow she is much easier to write, but I think it is because you had no limits as to what she can say, versus the real characters have to stay in character. Thanks for the review, and I'm sorry for the delay in updating. But FL was awesome!
Date: May 02, 2007 02:32 pm Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
This story is amazing. And if you don't post the next chapter soon, I might very well DIE. So please hurry!! :)
Are you still alive? I'm so sorry I have had such issues lately! Hard to explain. But I'm trying to be better. Hello? do you need life support?<>Thanks for the review and I'm really thrilled that you have been enjoying it.
Date: May 02, 2007 10:00 am Title: Don't Blame Me, Blame the Alcohol!
I always wondered what it was like for Mark, having to deal with all of Jim's Pam-related emo-angst. I really like this story so far- Mark and Jim's friendship seems really deep and genuine, but it still has a definite male-vibe to it. Can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: I had such a hard time keeping them male, since I'm a girl. Ok they don't eat ice cream they drink. they don't shop they play basketball. That and I have an amazing set of betas who say, whoa they sound girly here. Yeah I liked having Mark be helpful instead of just being like Karen's hot, forget Pam! Thanks for the review.
Date: May 01, 2007 09:51 pm Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
Awww...seriously hope that Jane's advice is "get your head out of your ass and just love her you moron!!!"
Wishful thinking? Can't wait to see where you take this next--Great job!!
Author's Response: Ok I almost stole this line for chapter 8. That is totally what he needs to do! Thanks for the review - I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Date: May 01, 2007 07:32 pm Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
Awwwwwwww--Supportive!Jim. I love that guy.
This was freakin' awesome:
Then of course his mind slipped into thinking about how he could get children that looked like Pam.
What a perfectly Jim thing for him to think - LOL!
Very, very sweet chapter. I love Jim in this. Of course, I love Jim in anything. Shirt and tie, no shirt or tie, tie but no pants, swimming in a pool of tapioca pudding...you name it.
Author's Response: Yeah normally I love Jim too, although his is pushing me right now. I mean c'mon. But it was fun to write something where Jim cares about Pam again. And ok course he more than cares, so he might entertain a dirty thought here and there ;-) Thanks for the review!
Date: May 01, 2007 07:01 pm Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
I continue to love the whole arc of this story...it's really going to be satisfying when they have their breakthrough. Loved the "Feeling her crying slack off..." paragraph.
Author's Response: Shucks, thank you so much. And thanks for your help on this chapter.
Date: May 01, 2007 06:23 pm Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
THis is good!!! I hope you keep true to your promises and keep updating soon!N! N!N!
Author's Response: I'm promise I'm trying to update, my betas have seen two more chapters.....I'm so happy you liked it and thanks for the review.
Date: May 01, 2007 05:14 pm Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
Very cute story, I wish Jim would try to do the friend thing again on the show.
PS - Ellipses are always three dots.
Author's Response: Yeah I would be happy if they would be friends. Course I want more, but I could live with friendship over being so cold. thanks for the PS, I just plain forgot that. Thanks for the review.
Date: May 01, 2007 05:11 pm Title: Coffee Tea or Me?
Oh my. That entire scene at Starbucks - and especially when he moves to her side of the booth and tells her to scoot over? My stomach literally did a flip.
His feelings for her were just so palpable here...and the dialogue was spot-on. When he says:
“Course you know now you can’t come in here now either - you’re the crying chick. You know this right?”
That was pure Jim-ness. And when he tells her he's proud of her for being brave, I wanted to cheer. I also love that she can still do this to him:
He didn’t really expect her to lay him bare like that, in one fell swoop
I really like that this isn't just about him rescuing her, but that it's a two-way street. Just really well done. Looking forward to the part where they're NOT friends forever; because they never were to begin with ;-)
Author's Response: Literally, I am honored that you liked it!!! Your writing is so great, I'm a huge fan. So I saw that you had left me a review and all i thought was "Colette? really? she liked it? she really liked it?" Ok, I'm done being a dork! Thank you for your kind review. Whenever I write or read little phrases like the scoot over, I really hear jim saying it in a deep voice, boy do I have issues. But I agree they weren't really ever just friends and I like that Jim in this story is beginning to realize it. And of course they won't just be friends now.......would I do that to you?
Date: April 30, 2007 04:51 pm Title: Slow Down Kelly (TWSS)
I am really looking forward to see what happens when they finally start talking again. I actually quite enjoy the Jane character. I like how she's not afraid to tell him what an ass he is being. Wish someone would do that on the show. Update soon (if you can).
Author's Response: Sorry that I made you wait, but I did update and I hope you like it. I love having a way to tell Jim to suck on it. I mean c'mon! Thanks for reading and reviewing and I'm glad you like it.