Date: July 23, 2007 01:44 pm Title: Chapter 1
Okay, I have started reading this like five times. And not really exagerating. But life keeps interrupting (oh I have to make dinner, oh work, oh this, oh that), but then when I saw you wrote a sequel, I decided no more excuses. So, right now I am finishing this, even if the house starts to burn down or something equally dramatic. (but if I do get an email back from my beta... sorry, that is going to take priority. it goes beta>this story+sequel>fire)
Only times I have been in home depot there was never a Jim in there. There was Whitey/Scott/James, a kid I went to school with. I was friends with him when we were in 7th grade home ec together. And then he went on to join the punk/goth crowd. And he scared me.
But no Jim.
First person Pam is awesome, just so you know.
Great, next time I go to home depot, I will either a)start blushing or b) start laughing at the sexual names of stuff. You have ruined home depot for me.
Granted, I am not really a fan of Home Depot as it is. Although (special Emily memory).... it was the first sign I ever read. At least, as I recall. I was a wee little one, and I was going with daddy and bro to Home Depot. And I was like "Daddy, that says Home De-pot." with the t sound. I remember being very confused because I thought they were so stupid because they kept calling it Depot. I had never heard of a silent t.
Its so great how she keeps repeating "my boyfriend roy" as if she has to convince herself that its right and stuff.
Jim is Jim and Roy is Roy and Pam is Pam. Sorry if that seems obvious, but it is still awesomeness.
AND DWIGHT. DWIGHT IS DWIGHT. Dwight in a real sales job, interacting with customers on that level is all sorts of scary. So glad there isn't a Dwight at my home depot. Jim - yes, I want. Dwight - *shivers* no.
And Michael! Oooh, all sorts of awesome.
And pranks. The good start to all Jim Pam relationships.
Yay! No fires, no emails, I am off to read sequel
Author's Response: Wow! Whatta review! It's always so very awesome of you to take the time to review the way that you do. You really add a personal touch to it, and it's very much appreciated. And I'm completely honoured that my fic comes before fire. That is saying quite a lot! ;-) LOL Thanks so much for reading and for the fantastic review.
Date: July 19, 2007 12:32 pm Title: Chapter 1
Great start! So many awesome things! I was not expecting Dwight, but loved the prank they pulled on him. I was so proud of Pam for that! This is pretty much how I pictured Roy, too. Are we going to see Roy's brother, I wonder? So many things could happen! I can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for the generous feedback. Unfortunately it's only a oneshot (although I think I'm going to do a Marywood sequel...) and thereby it is complete. But I totally agree with you- Roy is such the lumber guy! LOL Thanks so much for the great review and for reading :)
Date: July 19, 2007 05:01 am Title: Chapter 1
This was lovely! I love the adorably awkward teenage Jim and Pam, the cute, flirty banter, and pranking Dwight! Did not see that coming and just loved it!! Also, I love that you used first person to tell this story, great choice!
I would love to read a chapter or two about Marywood :-)
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Stay tuned, there is likely to be a Marywood chapter in the near future! Thanks for reading :)
Date: July 17, 2007 06:38 pm Title: Chapter 1
This is adorable! I love how Jim and Pam's personalities are the same as they are now, but yet they still seem younger - a little more awkward, not quite as smooth. Dwight, of course, hasn't changed.
A thousand Stanley nickels to you if you write a "they meet at Marywood" companion story!
Author's Response: Oooh!!! Don't tempt me, cause I'm seriously considering it... LOL Thanks so much for the awesome review!
Date: July 17, 2007 06:12 pm Title: Chapter 1
I love this! But I have to admit that it's almost a tease for it to be a one-shot, especially about Marywood. ;) Very well written, especially the characterization. Awesome job!
Author's Response: Oh wow!! Such awesome compliments. Thank you so much for the amazing comments. I really appreciate it. Thank you for reading and reviewing :)
Date: July 17, 2007 04:46 pm Title: Chapter 1
Cute! I loved having Dwight come in toward the end. Was not expecting that.
This was really fun. It reminds me of the summer after my freshman year of college when I worked at a Wal-Mart Pharmacy. Happily those days are long gone now. ;)
Author's Response: Ahhh!! I was also a Wal-Martian in addition to being a Depot girl, so I certainly know your pain. I'm glad you loved the story and enjoyed reading it. Thanks so much for reviewing :)
Date: July 17, 2007 02:43 pm Title: Chapter 1
Oooooo! I love this story.
I hope you can entertain us through the summer with tales from the Home Depot gang!
Author's Response: Wow! Enough people are asking for a sequel or a series to be built around this... so I'm starting to be convinced! LOL We'll see. I'm pretty certain I have enough of my own HD memories to write a longer fic... oh, The possibilities! Thanks so much for the awesome review!!
Date: July 17, 2007 02:27 pm Title: Chapter 1
Well written & a great original idea. Please continue!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! As much as I would love to continue (and perhaps make a Home Depot series of it!) the story was only meant as a quick oneshot. But thank you for the lovely compliments, I really appreciate it! Thanks for reading and reviewing.
Date: July 17, 2007 02:10 pm Title: Chapter 1
Very well done. The characters voice is spot on. Keep it up.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! It's really nice to hear that the voices ring true, so thank you for that!
Date: July 17, 2007 01:56 pm Title: Chapter 1
do you work at home depot??
my boyfriend works in lumber there...you were spot on with all the store descriptions and stuff, I felt so connected to the story...haha
Author's Response: I worked at HD years ago for almost 4 years, so I've owned my fair share of badges ;) I'm excited to know that you felt connected to the story, and for the record- lumber associates are pretty much the hardest workers in the store (although they do get to get away with a lot of stuff too... LOL) Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!!
Date: July 17, 2007 12:13 pm Title: Chapter 1
This is adorable. Pam & Jim sharing a coke & SunChips. And Roy the clod is discouraging Pam's artistic talents.
P.S. Love FlooringGuy!Dwight -- totally in character.
Author's Response: Aw, wow!! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the story and found Dwight in character. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing :)
Date: July 17, 2007 10:43 am Title: Chapter 1
Oh, if only......we might have bypassed 8 years of heartache for both of them! SummerJob!Jim was adorkable!!!!
Yay for you!
Author's Response: Thanks! Just picturing him in the HD apron adds a whole new realm of dorkitude. :) Thanks so much for the great review and for reading.
Date: July 17, 2007 10:34 am Title: Chapter 1
Aw, this was great! I so hope, in your fictional world, that they do see eachother at Marywood in the fall. So cute!
Author's Response: Absolutely, in my fictional world they do! And she dumps Roy. ;-) Thanks so much for the great review and for reading.
Date: July 17, 2007 09:46 am Title: Chapter 1
This is so sweet and a great premise. I'm hooked! Looking forward to more.
Author's Response: Unfortunately it was a oneshot. Perhaps in the future I may do a spin off, but for now that is the end. Thanks so much for the great review though, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Date: July 17, 2007 09:46 am Title: Chapter 1
I'm going to try to give more credible sounding feedback this time around than I did the first time I read this....but seriously -- so.freaking.awesome. You create a totally realistic scenario here, and I absolutely LOVE the way you write Jim & Pam having a connection right from the start.
Just damned good work, as usual!
Author's Response: I am sending you a virtual fan (again!) Thank you so much for the encouragement and for telling me that it's not total crap ;-) Hope you keep it cool. Thanks for the reviews, girlie.
Date: July 17, 2007 09:14 am Title: Chapter 1
This is great on several levels. i love that they immediately start flirting with each other. also, you managed to include Dwight so... you're awesome. It's a great fic, very funny.
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Loads of opportunity for D-Mers. Thanks for the great review!
Date: July 17, 2007 08:56 am Title: Chapter 1
I love going into Home Depot and just walking around, wishing I was mechanically inclined enough to actually use the stuff there. :)
Anyway, I really liked this story. I could totally envision the young Dunder-Mifflinites working there. And I know you only wrote this as a one shot, but I'd love to see Michael as a young store assistant manager or something. Maybe getting chastised by store manager Ed Truck for giving bad advice to customers? Or Kelly in the paint department who always tries to sell customers pink paint? Just a thought. haha
Author's Response: Oooh! Stop giving me ideas! It made me laugh right out loud thinking of Kelly trying to sell pink paint to customers. I could see Angela working returns as well ("No, You've cut this piece of wood, why should I return it?") and Stanley in millwork ("mmmhmm, you put the trim there, mmhmm..."). And Creed. Oh, Creed. He would make the perfect Claims associate. The job that no ones knows the purpose of. LOL I figured that Roy was the quintessential lumber associate, doncha think? Thanks so much for the prompt (via the challenge) and thanks for reviewing! :)
Date: July 17, 2007 08:44 am Title: Chapter 1
Awww! Home Depot Jim breaks my heart. Pam, dump Roy while you still can! I loved how you described the Home Depot. You got it right on:
...boy things just lying around with names that read like a bad porn magazine: coupling, female receptacle, male receptacle, screws, wood
Author's Response: Well, they will have their time at Marywood to hook up ;-) LOL *sniff, sniff* Is that a spin-off I smell (j/k) Thanks so much for the great review! Boy things indeed! (We used to make fun of all the "sex" names for hardware stuff)