Date: December 01, 2010 09:26 pm Title: August 2012, Part One
Umm.... First of all, please know that I am hanging my head in shame because this is the very first time that I an leaving you ladies a review.... And I was prompted to do so because I think it is coming up on one month since we've been blessed with an update. I wanted you to know that I love and miss this story...
Umm, the beginning, if poor unsatisfied Jim was in bed watching what I think he was watching, I gotta say, one of my favorite reality tv shows. AR rocks! But poor Jim, Pam too, sometimes you are just tired!
And their toddler Cece! You guys are writing her just perfect. I can just imagine, loving her daddy, playing with him, and wanting to go to the potty like him as well. Awesome. Shy and artistic like her mommy, I can just imagine little Pam getting into trouble for the same thing, back in the early 80's.
And the documentary! I love how they are watching it, and how it is bringing up so much from their past. I adore how the reaction from strangers and producers are affecting them as well, making them ever more protective of their little family. Seeing scenes of thier past selves right now, in their current place and space in life it seems, is really making them appreciate the family they've created that much more.
I cannot wait until you return with more of these Twelve Months!
And the steam you gave us for anniversary nite was amazing! Please keep up the wonderful work!
Date: November 08, 2010 09:23 am Title: October 2012, Part Two
Well that was a nice little surprise! I didn't expect that the producer would call Jim. Also, I liked the idea of fan mail--good and bad.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Nan! Hope you like what's coming next!
Date: November 05, 2010 07:05 pm Title: October 2012, Part Two
What a great chapter! I was cheering Jim on out loud as he talked to that producer, good job with that! The details about the confidentiality clause and loving his wife and daughter were just fantastic - how could anyone seriously be trying to ask them to downplay their marriage. Especially a producer who's seen the whole thing play out - he should know above all outsiders to the relationship that they worked for it, and nothing would stop them from being themselves now that they're together.
Beautifully written and I look forward to the continuation!
Author's Response: Thanks so much PMH! Yeah, we wanted to address the confidentiality clause right away and mention how horrible it is to ask someone to keep that much of their lives in the dark. Jim had every right to tell him off. Thanks so much for the kind compliment, hope you enjoy what's coming next!
Date: November 05, 2010 03:57 pm Title: October 2012, Part Two
Good for Jim for not backing down. I was cheering him on. I'll be honest, I'm still a bit iffy as to whether Pam would really be so put out by people having ill responses to something that happened so long ago, but you've chosen to go that route in your story and you're executing your choice in a really lovely way, so I can certainly appreciate it. And you added an element I am still waiting for on the show: I want to hear Jim refer to Pam as "my wife." I don't know why, I just want to hear it. Looking forward to what happens next!
Author's Response: Hey, Ivy! Thanks for the review! We don't think Pam was upset by what was in the letter, moreso then she was at the fact that letter was written in the first place. We don't think Pam or Jim are bothered that much by what happened in the past, just the fact that people a) judge them by it and b) feel the need to keep bringing it up. Plus, wouldn't you be upset if someone randomly sent you letter telling you you suck? Anyway, we love Jim calling Pam his wife too. Don't know why they haven't put that in the show yet. I'm still waiting for Pam to call Jim her husband as well. Thanks again, hope you enjoy what's coming next!
Date: November 05, 2010 03:39 pm Title: October 2012, Part One
Woohoo, we are sharply in need of some good smut around here and that was some good smut.
I love the idea that Pam was mad at Jim because she liked the way his hand felt on her stomach and it confused her. Isn't it so easy to go to anger when other emotions are too much to handle?
And... "I'd love to make another baby with you." Love it.
Author's Response: Thanks so much Ivy! Really happy you liked this chapter. We're having fun with this story, so we're very happy you're enjoying it. Thanks for letting us know what you thought! More on the way soon.
Date: November 05, 2010 10:44 am Title: October 2012, Part Two
I'm like at the edge of my seat, waiting for hell to break loose (I think I've mentioned this here before). You girls are such teasers! I don't know why, fluff is in the back of my mind right now... I want to see some angst here. Haha! I know, I know... I'm the worse. But, update like, ASAP! KTHANKSBYE
Author's Response: Hey Dedeen, thanks so much for the kind review and the enthusiasm for the story! I'm not entirely sure if there will ever be any real angst in the story. It's more of, Pam and Jim uniting against the world. On top of that, the documentary only being out for two weeks, it hasn't really made a ripple in the pond of show biz yet. It's a slow build up to crazier things. But, we hope you still enjoy anyway and continue to read what we've got plan. Thanks again! :)
Date: November 05, 2010 10:38 am Title: October 2012, Part Two
LOL Jim totally would have gotten fanmail from girls crushing on him, that was awesome. I'd objectify him... was that too much? ;)
Poor Cece is sick :(
Ohhh I loved Jim basically telling the producer to Eff off. Can't wait to see what happens!! More more more!
Author's Response: Hey, Sally!! So glad you liked the chapter. Can't wait to get more to you. Thanks for being such a supporter!
Date: October 27, 2010 05:23 pm Title: August 2012, Part One
Ah! I'm in the middle of midterms and paper writing, so I'm behind on reviewing, but for now, I just wanted to say thanks for entertaining me during my study/research breaks! I'll try to go back and comment this weekend, but I'm still really loving this :)
Author's Response: Hey, more awake! Thanks for the review amongst all your midterms, so glad we could entertain you! :) So glad you're enjoying it 'cause we're having a lot of fun writing it. Thanks again and don't be a stranger. :)
Date: October 27, 2010 06:55 am Title: October 2012, Part One
I'm just going to keep reviewing because this is great! However, got to say that can't wait to see what will happen to them when all hell breaks loose (Hell is going to break loose right?) And with a possible baby on the way!?! It's going to be gold!
Author's Response: Aw, thanks Dedeen! We were hoping you'd continue to review! I can't give too much away, so definitely stay tuned and let us know what you think of the next chapter. We're happy you like this and thanks so much for the feedback and support. It means a lot! Stay tuned!
Date: October 22, 2010 07:14 pm Title: August 2012, Part One
Okay.... This was great! I love this idea and I love that the updates are coming faster! You go girls! This is a favorite already.... I LOVE CLINGY CECE!! keep'um comin'...
Author's Response: Aww, thanks Dedeen. We're just on a roll with this story, so we love getting it out so quickly. Glad you enjoyed the chapter!
Date: October 22, 2010 07:02 pm Title: September 2012, Part Two
You'd think the guy from in front of the daycare might have realized, if he saw the documentary, that Jim and Pam weren't together back then, so they couldn't exactly have anticipated having a child together. But after this week at work, especially, I am well aware that there are no limits to how stupid people can be.
Jim felt a little unfamiliar in part of this chapter. I realize he's feeling frustrated about a difficult time in his life being dredged up, but even so I don't see him yelling at Cece for drawing on the walls. He's generally more of a calmly take care of it type of guy. I can see him calmly reminding her that a wall is not a coloring book, then stripping her to her diaper and making her help him wash the wall.
I liked Pam saying it was kind of fun to see them so long ago, and though I agree with Jim that they certainly wouldn't go back, I'd love to see them enjoying the blast from the past a little, maybe teasing each other about various instances of oblivion. After all, they did live happily ever after and it was a long time ago, so those wounds must have healed by now, no?
Oh, and for a specific reference, seeing them watch the Dundies kiss would be very fun. Just sayin'...
Author's Response: Thanks for the feedback, andtheivy! Yeah, there are some dense people out there just like the couple at daycare. You're right, there is no limit to the level of stupidity some people exude in this world. Sorry you didn't see Jim as clearly in this chapter. In our minds, they're not perfect people, and dealing with a toddler, while trying to get dinner on the table, after a stressful day, when your other half is not home to be your buffer, can be stressful. I've seen with my cousins, mild mannered and very sweet 99% of the time, but if they have to repeat themselves to their child when they've specifically told them not to do something, well, child gets yelled at a bit. Pam did give out the punishment, to be fair, Jim just wanted her to stop drawing on the wall. And now, she'll learn not to do that ever again. Jim (and Pam) do have the potential to be upset and lose their temper from time to time. Thank you very much for the compliment on how we've handled their reaction to things from years past. As we go, we'll be getting into their reaction to very specific instances of their younger years. The next chapter is underway, and will feature them watching that famed kiss! Thanks so much for the feedback again, it really means a lot. Stay tuned and hope you'll let us know what you think about the next chapter.
Date: October 22, 2010 06:26 pm Title: September 2012, Part Two
Yikes! How stressful. And poor Cece :( I suspect there's some tough road ahead for the Halpert trio.
Author's Response: Thanks, Nancy, always nice to see you've enjoyed. Hopefully you'll like the rest of this, can't wait to find out. As always, we appreciate the support.
Date: October 22, 2010 04:21 pm Title: September 2012, Part Two
Awww I heart Cece. think you guys write her really well. The only thing I can't imagine is that one couple being so rude, but maybe that's because I like to think those mean people aren't out there lol. They handle it really well though. I'd love to see some fanirls gushing over Jim, that would be so cute, or Cece getting all territorial over her mommy and daddy aw!
Love love love!
Author's Response: Thanks, Sally! Stay tuned, you won't be disappointed! We are so happy that you've liked this so far, and hope you continue to enjoy it. You would be surprised at all of the crazy people in this world. Especially the one's in this city. So we believe it's really possible for the man and woman at the daycare to actually exist in this world. Thanks again for the feedback and hope you enjoy the next chapter.
Date: October 22, 2010 06:27 am Title: September 2012, Part One
ery cute. For some weird reason I could see Jim and Pam having to cancel DVR to save money, so that was cool that you added that.
It must have been so awkward for them both to sit and watch that, but you both wrote it SO well :)
Author's Response: Hey Sally, thanks so much for the review! Yeah, Pam and Jim are definitely hit by the hard economy. Yes, we figured it'd be rather awkward as well. But so fun to be a fly on the wall to see it. Hope you like what's coming up next.
Date: October 22, 2010 05:43 am Title: August 2012, Part One
You know I love this fic! I can't wait to see what you're going to do with next chapters. Angst? Conflict? Jim and Pam running over paparazzi? LOL.... Update!
Author's Response: Lol, running over the paparazzi. Pam just might. So glad you're enjoying the story! Thanks so much for the review.
Date: October 21, 2010 11:36 pm Title: September 2012, Part One
That was just beautiful. I really have to go to sleep now, but I just had to say how sweet that was. Wonderful, wonderful job interweaving the imagery on the television to what was happening on their couch, six years later. So well done. Great job you guys, you make quite a pair!
Author's Response: Thanks, so much for the review! We are having a lot of fun writing together, so I'm glad it shows! Hope you enjoy what's next!
Date: October 19, 2010 07:39 pm Title: August 2012, Part Two
So many great little details in this chapter. Cece being shy like her mommy, everyone talking about the documentary at work (you have the characters PERFECT), and the documentary airing on TLC (I agree that TLC would be one of the most likely networks for this.. and of course, they would want a Jon-and-Kate-style spinoff of the Halperts.. haha).
Absolute favorite part? He leans against the wall with his arms crossed over his chest. “To remind me how pathetically in love I am with my wife,” he smiles warmly, a loving, almost lustful look crossing his eyes.
It’s a look she hasn’t seen in a long time. She hadn’t realized she missed the butterflies it’s giving her either.
Aww.. something about the way that was written just really got me. :)
Author's Response: Hi there, thanks so much. Really happy you agree that this type of thing would air on TLC. It was the first network that came to mind when my co writer said we need a TV network. That part you pointed out is my favorite of this story so far too, we really appreciate that something we've written touched you in some way. Thanks for the feedback, and we look forward to hearing from you about the next chapter. It should be along soon!
Date: October 19, 2010 07:01 am Title: August 2012, Part Two
Poor Jim! How awful to have one of your lowest moments on display, viewed by, among others, your family! The thought of the documentary finally airing seems to be drawing Jim and Pam closer to each other, as compared to the tension in the first chap. I'm interested to learn how the documentary affects everyone's lives.
Author's Response: Thanks, Nancy. Happy you liked this chapter. We're having a lot of fun writing this story together and it means a lot to know that what we're putting in here is coming across to you well. Stay tuned, and looking forward to seeing what you think of the next chapter. It should be along pretty soon. Thank you :)
Date: October 19, 2010 04:40 am Title: August 2012, Part Two
You've got a great concept here. I love the homefront scenes too. It always amazes me when writers can cook up scenarios that are intriguing but still really in character. Being half of a married couple and parents, I completely understand the grumpies, but still are in love. Keep em coming! Thanks for sharing
Author's Response: Thanks, kam! We're so excited to write this story and are having so much fun with it. Thanks for the lovely compliment, we're doing our best to keep them in character. Yep, you totally nailed it too, they're still very much in love, but they too get tired and grouchy. Hope you'll let us know what you think of the next chapter. It should be along pretty soon!
Date: October 18, 2010 11:48 pm Title: August 2012, Part Two
This is ridiculously cute. I love how you have Cece being shy, I don't know why, but I had her like this in my head. Very much like Jim at home, but shy like Pam at daycare :) The going to the potty like daddy standing up was SO cute.
In my head I can't see them being pissed about the documentry being released, more embarrassed, so I can't wait to see how you handle this. Definitely loving this story - and keep all the Cece goodness ;) It's nice seeing them at home :)
Author's Response: Thanks, Sally! We're really loving writing Cece and all the little family moments at home along with their reaction to the documentary. More coming your way soon, do let us know what you think! Thanks for the support, it means a lot.
Date: October 18, 2010 08:27 pm Title: August 2012, Part Two
She's a mischievous one, that Cece! I love how she tries Pam's patience and how calm Jim is. Andy's fan letter to himself is hilarious. Looking forward to more.
Author's Response: Thanks! We're having a lot of fun writing Cece. Glad you're enjoying this! Let us know what you think of the next one. It should be out soon! Thanks so much andtheivy, the feedback means a lot.
Date: October 18, 2010 06:13 pm Title: August 2012, Part Two
Loved it! This is soo great! I really like that you made Cece be a bit shy- somehow it fit inside my head. I can't wait to see where you'll take this. Update Soon!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Dedeen! Glad our characterization of Cece came out well to you. She's about 50% of each of her parents here. So excited you like this! We're working on the next chapter now, shouldn't be too much longer. Can't wait to see what you think of it once it's posted. Thanks!
Date: October 15, 2010 07:22 pm Title: August 2012, Part One
Nicely done, ladies! Great idea! I've read very few stories along these lines, so I'm really looking forward to seeing where you take this.
Author's Response: Thanks as always Nancy, hope you like the latest update! :)