Date: March 30, 2008 05:09 pm Title: Chapter 40
Just want to let you know that I'm really enjoying these brief little glimpses back into Pam's past. I loved the recreated "that's when I knew" scenes from Launch Party. Pam's obviously been in denial a long time.
Date: March 15, 2008 06:35 am Title: Chapter 32
I'm really enjoying this story. It's like an advent calendar. We get to open little doors into Pam's thoughts.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm also a fan of 'little moments' stories, so I'm glad you're enjoying these.
Date: March 15, 2008 05:28 am Title: Chapter 32
Congratulations, Azlin, and thanks for sharing your talent for the past year! I'm really enjoying these bite-sized nuggets : )
Thank you, thank you very much. ;)
I'm glad you like the format. I've always wanted to do one of these epic drabbles (if you can call it that), but I had no idea how fun it would be to write. Sometimes I feel like this thing is just writing itself. Well, except all the counting. I do a lot of counting these days.
Date: March 14, 2008 09:33 pm Title: Chapter 31
Besides, everyone knew Roy could do so much better than her.
Such a sad line, but I can totally believe that she felt that way.
One of the things I'm really enjoying about writing this story is that I've been trying to figure out why Pam would've stayed with Roy for so long, and I think this is probably one of the bigger reasons. I just have this idea that when they started dating in high school Pam was completely in awe of Roy and incredulous that he'd picked her. And it's completely possible that some jealous cheerleader actually told Pam that Roy could do way better. So I think some of that awe and incredulity was probably still lingering in her mind throughout their relationship.
Anyway, thanks for the review, Annika! I really appreciate your support!
Date: March 13, 2008 06:31 pm Title: Chapter 1
I love how you put the yogurt in. Wicked awesome! Have I told you that you rule? Cuz you do.
Author's Response: Well, yeah. Of course I put the yogurt in! As for me ruling, I'll believe it when the crown arrives in the mail. Thanks, gc! You're amazing!
Date: March 13, 2008 10:57 am Title: Chapter 15
Like the mirrors in her mind had always been reflecting him.
What a gorgeous line. Oh and this:
The bright, midday sun was hitting his forearms right where his rolled-up sleeves gave way to bare arm. She felt her knees trembling a little bit, and laid her hands across them to make them stop.
Um...yeah. That's the stuff.
I'm really enjoying this. I will definitely add this to my favorites.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Beeswax! I'm glad you liked those lines. The first one you mentioned kind of just came to me half finished and at first I was like, that doesn't even make sense, but then I thought about it longer, and now I not only think it makes sense, but I also think it's the way Pam would think. Anyway, thanks again!
Date: March 13, 2008 07:50 am Title: Chapter 22
Gah! I just realized, I'm reading these as you are writing them! How's that for being starved for fanfic! Anyway, I love how you've nailed Pam's inner thoughts. If only she had been FNB back then. *sigh* Hahaha! Actually I think you were just reading as I was posting. There's no way I could write that fast. ;) I actually think that's one of the hardest things about writing Pam. Once you know that she's going to be FNB eventually, it's hard to remember that for a long time she wasn't that way at all. So it's hard and frustrating, but I think it's also a really fun challenge. Thanks for the review!
Hahaha! Actually I think you were just reading as I was posting. There's no way I could write that fast. ;)
I actually think that's one of the hardest things about writing Pam. Once you know that she's going to be FNB eventually, it's hard to remember that for a long time she wasn't that way at all. So it's hard and frustrating, but I think it's also a really fun challenge.
Thanks for the review!
Date: March 13, 2008 07:48 am Title: Chapter 20
This last batch was awesome. The "Best/Worst First Date" conversation was spot on! You pegged Jim perfectly..using humor as a way to cover his insecurity and disappointment and I'll just bet that was when Pam first realized she had gotten herself into something she couldn't face. This is where the denial started. Bravo!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm really glad you're still enjoying these. And I totally agree with you about Pam starting to deny things from this point on. That's really what I wanted to focus on in this, and especially the next batch of chapters, so I'm glad you picked up on it. Thanks for reading and reviewing, Abigail!
Date: March 12, 2008 04:55 pm Title: Chapter 14
I am really loving this look back from Pam's POV and the short format works so well! Like little snapshots from Pam's memory book. You're doing a great job with this and I'm enjoying it so much!
Author's Response: Thanks, Sweetpea! I'm really enjoying the short format. For some reason I find it easier to write, so I'm glad you think it's working from a readers perspective. And I always love writing Pam's POV.
Date: March 12, 2008 12:18 pm Title: Chapter 1
I really like these...little glimpses into how things got to be the way they got to be (well, at least the way you envision them...very much like the way we all tend to think about things that give us something of a conflicted feeling...like little spurts and flashes of wondering! And I especially like the idea that Pam actually realized her attraction to Jim from the beginning...I always thought that about her, too...and the writers have now, more or less confirmed that idea as well. I'm eagerly awaiting more! Thanks Mr Bill! I'm glad you're enjoying these little moments. I'm not sure if this is the way most people think, but it's definitely the way I think, and apparently the way I write, too. ;) And I totally agree with you about Pam knowing from the very beginning. Although, I also think that she wasn't that aware of her knowledge. Does that make sense? If not, you'll just have to keep reading for more of my interpretation. Thanks again for the review!
Thanks Mr Bill! I'm glad you're enjoying these little moments. I'm not sure if this is the way most people think, but it's definitely the way I think, and apparently the way I write, too. ;)
And I totally agree with you about Pam knowing from the very beginning. Although, I also think that she wasn't that aware of her knowledge. Does that make sense? If not, you'll just have to keep reading for more of my interpretation.
Thanks again for the review!
Date: March 11, 2008 07:27 pm Title: Chapter 5
Already the room seemed paler without him in it.
I loved that little gem. I also love reading about how it would have been for them in the early days. These are fun and heartbreaking at the same time. Can't wait for more.
Thanks, Annika! I'm having a lot of fun writing about their early days, especially given everything we've heard about those pre-documentary days over the past 3 and a half seasons. I actually have like 9 more chapters written, so I'll definitely update soon, but for some reason I always feel a little bad when I start flooding the archive with frequent updates of just 100 word chapters. So I guess I'll update as soon as my guilt dies down a little.
Anyway, thanks again for the review! I'm really glad you're enjoying these.
Date: March 11, 2008 01:25 pm Title: Chapter 7
I just devoured the first 7 "What Ifs" and I will read any and all you've got, so keep'em coming! Just wonderful! :-)(I deleted comment and re-posted b/c I forgot to rate.)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed the first batch. I've already written another, and I'm really enjoying writing them, so hopefully I'll keep updating regularly! Thanks again, Abigail!
Date: March 11, 2008 01:10 pm Title: Chapter 5
I love the last line so much. I do a lot of these little drabbles. They're really fun to do. It's like writing poetry .. and they come out simply deep & beautiful.
Author's Response: I agree; these kinds of drabbles are so much fun to write. And I love the challenge of trying to fit my thoughts into just 100 words. I don't know if they're always deep, and mine definitely aren't always beautiful, but I have so much fun writing them, that I'll be happy even if I'm the only one who enjoys them. Thanks for your review!