Date: April 14, 2007 03:01 pm Title: Chapter 1
I was going to skip over this, seeing as it was a Roy and Pam fic, but then I saw that you wrote it and I had to read it. I loved the way you portrayed their easy relationship. I also liked the way you wrote their POV's with Roy's being a little self-centered at first, but then he'd realize that she was enough. And Pam's were trying to convince herself that he was enough. They were trying to make it work, but it just couldn't. I also loved how you still respected the great amount of care they must still have for each other. A great tribute to them! Awesome job!
BTW, "Laugh This Life With Me" is my all time favorite Jim/Pam story. I have a quote from it on my myspace page. All credit going to you, of course. =)
Oh wow. I'm completely honored. Thank you.
And I'm glad you decided to give this fic a chance. It means a lot.
Date: April 13, 2007 09:27 pm Title: Chapter 1
Well done! I thought the characters rang true. Their love was beautiful, but also so ordinary (their love, not the story--the story was lovely).
One tiny edit: "contributed the flush" I think you mean attributed?
Eeek. Thanks for noticing that. I went back and fixed it.
Thanks for the review!
Date: April 13, 2007 04:45 pm Title: Chapter 1
*Oh*, oh my god, this is so heartbreaking and just perfect. I love the back and forth of it, how it gives this sense of time, so much time and history that it doesn't even need to be in order. I like all their stories about their past and seeing the good and bad sides of both of them through the other's eyes and then that beginning that's an ending and how they were both so *young* and how neither of them will ever totally get over this. Love the structure, and the bittersweetness.
(There's a really great short story by Kelly Link called "Louise's Ghost" that does kind of what you do here, where after everything bad has happened she goes back to the very beginning when everything was new and good and this killed me in the same way.)
Wow. Thank you for such kind words. I'm so glad that you got what I was trying to do here.
I'm going to have to check out that short story. It sounds really interesting.
Thank you thank you again for reading and reviewing!
Date: April 13, 2007 03:02 pm Title: Chapter 1
oh, shannanagin, I loved this! I like how you have it split into different parts, and I think their thoughts are so right on.
Thanks! I was really hoping the different sections wouldn't be too confusing. I'm glad it worked.
Thanks for reviewing!
Date: April 13, 2007 01:12 pm Title: Chapter 1
There is something just really beautiful about the writing that I just can't quite put my finger on, and the take on their relationship really is insightful. I'm such a pathetic Jam lover that I almost didn't give this a chance, but I'm really glad I did.
Author's Response: Thanks for taking a chance on it! Your review is much appreciated!
Date: April 13, 2007 08:11 am Title: Chapter 1
This was really sad *and* sweet. While I've never been a Roy/Pam fan, I must admit watching them end things last week was one of the saddest scenes. This is a beautiful tribute to the ten years they spent together, happy and sad... I'm so glad you wrote it! And I'm so glad I read it! What a great song to use, too!
Doesn't that song just work perfectly for them? As soon as I heard it I knew I had to write this.
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Date: April 13, 2007 05:38 am Title: Chapter 1
Remember, this isn't that kind of story and all that would just be set up for a huge disappointment.
Just ask them.
Wow. What a powerful way to sum it all up. It was nice, and it was OK, and it didn't last but that doesn't make it bad. You captured something so subtle here, so sad and true. Thank you for this eulogy for them.
Thanks. The end of a ten year relationship does deserves some kind of closure. My heart breaks for them even though it's got to be for the best.
Thanks again for reviewing.
Date: April 13, 2007 12:52 am Title: Chapter 1
This is my first season to read fanfic; the show hasn't been giving me what I want. Anyway, I've found all of your stuff to be very well written and even if I feel like crap at the end of one of your stories, I really enjoy that you can make me feel something. You are quite talented, but you probably don't me to tell you that!
Heh. Sorry to make you feel like crap. ;)
Thanks for reviewing!
Date: April 12, 2007 10:16 pm Title: Chapter 1
Thanks so much for writing this... their relationship deserved this type of closure.
I love how completely real this is too - How they weren't actually opposites like they are in most stories and how Roy usually sat on the bench rather than playing... I love how bittersweet it is!
Great job and great writing!
Thank you! I'm a diehard Jim/Pam fan but I've also always believed in the connection between Roy and Pam. They've got to really love each other for some reason.
Thanks for reading!
Date: April 12, 2007 08:38 pm Title: Chapter 1
I really loved the POV exchanges - that was awesome. I love that you showed the good in their relationship, the little things that kept them together for so long. Really well done.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I figured that life with Roy couldn't have been all that bad - Pam had to fall in love with something about him right? Thanks for reading.