Date: February 14, 2008 02:20 pm Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
I've had days like that. When basically drinking and sleeping is all you want to do. However, since I have no acohol around, it makes it difficult to do the drinking part. And drinking milk does not really help you ignore your problems (but it does make your bones strong!)
Ya know, I half planned a trip to Australia for right now. I was planning it last fall. I looked at prices and everything. And the reason it relates is because, the more I planned, the more I couldn't see doing it alone. So (obviously) I didn't go. And so, I just, it relates in my head, okay.
"Move on. Move on. Move on.
But move on to where? She was the only place he knew. She was the only place he'd ever wanted to be."
That almost made my cry and definitly made my heart break.
Okay, reason number 104586739 I should read at the bottom of the screen not at the top. Because I caught the word "Jim" near the bottom when I was still like three paragraphs above it. And my heart started pounding with nervous/excitment right then!
It was all a nightmare...because they are happy now.
Date: January 15, 2008 08:40 pm Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
"But part of him stubbornly refused to let go, complete with visions of a Graduate-like scene where he'd stop the wedding and steal her away. But he wasn't Dustin Hoffman, and while there may be a great future in plastics, the future of paper was pretty much over."
This was brilliant. Thank you for the happy ending. Into every life rain and bad dreams must fall, but for Jim to wake up with Pam afterwards is heaven.
Date: January 12, 2008 08:27 pm Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
To be honest with you, I've been putting off reading this one because I wasn't sure I wanted to deal with angst from back then. But this was so good! It was one of your best written pieces. Truly. The tension of Jim's internal debate, culminating in him finally not actually going was so compelling. It was nice to know what actually happened with that trip (since apparently the writers aren't going to bring it up). And then you had that lovely coda where it was all a bad dream! Like I said, this was so good.
Date: January 08, 2008 05:47 pm Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
Moxie, you have no idea how badly I needed this. I've read way too many stories lately where everything is going along swimmingly with Jim and (who I was led to believe is) Pam, only to be sucker-punched in the end. This story is the perfect antidote. Thank you.
Date: January 07, 2008 04:59 pm Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
Ah, hello. I'm scared what will happen to me if I don't review. But! Anyway. I loved this a lot. I love that we get to experience Jim's pain but then find out it's all okay and they ended up together. :) Very descriptive and beautiful. Props to you, as always.
Date: January 07, 2008 03:36 pm Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
australia was so cute! i've been waiting for someone to write a fanfic with something relating to the shins' song. that's all i thought about when i saw he was leaving for australia. job well done!
Date: January 07, 2008 02:40 pm Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
Ouchies. This one hurt at the beginning - but yay for the ending. Guess we both had airports on the brain. :)
Some achingly sad images in this. Poor, poor baby. Glad everything worked out in the end.
Date: January 07, 2008 10:20 am Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
nice one, moxie! esp loved this line:
But he wasn't Dustin Hoffman, and while there may be a great future in plastics, the future of paper was pretty much over.
Date: January 07, 2008 07:32 am Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
Guh. That is all I have.
Ok, actually, I do have one coherent thought, I like how Jim is conscious of the healing they've done and wants to exorcise the memory by taking Pam to Australia. Or anywhere but Schrute Farm, really.
Date: January 07, 2008 07:26 am Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
Wow. Incredible. You write angst so well (I'm jealous!). I could feel myself getting more depressed the more I read, so thank you for that gift of making it all a dream (otherwise I would have to go to work depressed!). I feel so much better now knowing Jim is okay! :)
Really fantastic job!
Date: January 07, 2008 06:09 am Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
"He walked to his window and stared at the moon full and orange as it began its ascent into the night sky. He pressed his forehead against the window pane and wondered if the moon would look as omniscient there as it did here right now." I really liked that--great image.
Date: January 07, 2008 05:11 am Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
Love this! Really like how you took this simple premise - packing/going to the airport to leave/then...not, and made it feel so present and full. Great details too - particularly like how when he looks through brochures, he sees himself with her, not alone...made me choke up a bit. Also, nice succinct rhythm - I like the way you used the refrain like it's a mantra weaving through his thoughts. Also the way it's resolved so quietly with an intimate, sleepy middle of the night convo - and the lovely thought of them finally going away together. Emphasis on the together, lol. Bravo Mox!
Date: January 07, 2008 12:05 am Title: Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold
This is great, Mox. I was a little apprehensive about reading another "Jim goes to Australia and drinks his sorrows away" fic but this is my favorite because you didn't over-angst (I think i made that up but whatever!) the story and you ended it on a very good note. Can't wait until 12 more is updated!