Date: February 28, 2010 09:55 pm Title: Fa la la la la, la la la laaaaa!
OH MY GOD! I will write my review in screenplay format.
PAMELAMORGANHALPERT sits with a MacBook Pro laptop on her thighs, a beaming smile on her lips, her yes beginning to water as she gapes at the screen in front of her.
'Why did you do this for me?'
Because I thought you might enjoy it and I knew I was such a talented and incredible author that I just decided 'hey, what the heck - there's no harm, no foul in doing this, I'll just go for it - and succeed. Incredibly. And embarrassingly well'.
My goodness, Stablergirl, you've read my mind. This is brilliant, and perfect in every possible way, and I don't know how you do it. I love this story.
I know, I'm a mindreader. Ever since I was a little kid I've been able... to kind of... control things with my mind. You know, just the littlest things. But this story is not little, it's a wonderful happy Christmas present and I knew you'd love the Paris part.
You're right. I'll leave you be, as I'm only a spectator, a fan, and you're the master. Keep up the good work!
Alright, sorry that was cheesy and pathetic, I was just finishing my math homework... taking a break, more like it, and I felt like being a little different. Anyway, if you didn't understand, I love this story!
Date: March 17, 2008 01:01 pm Title: Fa la la la la, la la la laaaaa!
Just going through your back catalog and found this jem of a story and it is just perfect. An absolute slice of Christmas perfection with JAM and sugar on top. I love, love, LOVE this story and hold it close to my fangirl heart -- going right into the favorites!!!
Date: January 11, 2008 10:43 am Title: ...to be jolly...
Oh yay! I'm so proud of Pam for actually telling Jim the truth and not hiding behind falsely-proud silence. Nice twist that Jim and Anne weren't really the be all and end all but rather just a run-of-the-mill high school relationship.
Date: January 11, 2008 08:46 am Title: Tis the season...
The phrase, "the quiet secrets he hadn’t even gotten around to telling himself" is simply amazing. It encapsulates perfectly everything that Jim felt and imagined in that one moment. Pristine. As much as I loved Larissa staring him down until he paid attention, the second half of this chapter was just fantastic.
Date: January 10, 2008 12:18 pm Title: Fa la la la la, la la la laaaaa!
And she felt at home.
This made me teary-eyed. Lyrical and sentimental without being sappy or silly, you've captured how much they love each other in a setting that really does test relationships (I'm still overwhelmed by my husband's family, ten years later). Beautiful from beginning to end.
Date: January 10, 2008 11:44 am Title: ...la la la la.
I love this- because Pam's concern is so real, and so natural. I love that she feels happy and comfortable there except for the huge source of unhappiness and discomfort that she had no idea she'd be facing. I like that Jim was legitimately happy to see Anne- because I think being with Pam has healed the Anne-sized wound forever, even if Pam doesn't know it yet. Beautiful.
Date: January 10, 2008 11:33 am Title: ...fa la la la la...
OK, I was just floating along on the happy holiday fluff, and then BAM, now I'm upset along with Larissa and Pam. I love how you make creating this atmosphere seem effortless, and how you've managed to cram in so many characters but have them all real and distinct. Great so far!
Date: January 10, 2008 10:57 am Title: ...with boughs of holly...
The amazing thing is the this Halpert family reminds me of both my in-laws and my extended maternal family reunions. It's vibrant and fun and I love it! Plus, Larissa is awesome! Forget about fanon favorite Jonathon, she's my gal!
Date: December 29, 2007 10:33 pm Title: Deck the halls...
"It wasn’t until the temperature slipped low and frosty, it wasn’t until they started to huddle together under the blankets and whisper because that was what people did in the cold month of December, it wasn’t until she used his oven to make those peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kisses in the middle because those were his favorite, that she realized he was inside of her life and he was inside of her home and between him and the snow she could die a happy woman."
You painted such a sweet and cozy picture with that line.
Date: December 28, 2007 10:16 am Title: Fa la la la la, la la la laaaaa!
Just had to let you know that this story was read and re-read by me over the last week and it was truly a high point in an otherwise slow MTT week. Once I saw what you had been working on, and that it would be continuously updated I completely forgave you for the fact that Pam and Scully were still in the basement!! I had to keep checking back for each Comfort and Joy update.
You are by far my favorite fanfic writer and I wish you much time and joy for writing in 2008!!