Date: March 29, 2011 04:13 pm Title: Chapter 25
Your final chapter was well worth the wait! I adore the family time you gave us with Jim and Pam and Baby Girl Cece. I also enjoyed the couple time as well. You ended your beautiful story amazingly!
Hopefully you'll write another story soon...
Author's Response: Aww, thanks so much. I think the family moments were some of my favorite to write. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for all your kind words and your continued support. You have no idea how much I appreciate it! Hope to get more to you soon. :)
Date: March 29, 2011 12:21 am Title: Chapter 25
I'm the world's worst reviewer (this pathetically tiny review I'm about to leave is no exception) but I just want to thank you for such a wonderful, different, beautiful, angsty, fluffy, lovely, hot, sweet (and a million and one other adjectives) story. It was an absolute pleasure to read - made even more pleasurable by your fast updates. And very well deserving of all the praise it's received. Sorry I didn't tell you more often but I really did eagerly anticipate the next update! I look forward to more work from you :)
Author's Response: It's okay, I'm pretty bad at reviewing myself. Thank *you* for such kind words. I'm so glad you've enjoyed the story and that you've stuck with it all the way to the end. It's okay that you didn't leave more reviews, I appreciate the ones you did leave! Thanks again and hopefully I'll get to writing something new soon!
Date: March 28, 2011 10:40 am Title: Chapter 25
I waited to read this last chapter when I would have no interruptions. I like everyone else don't have the right words to say how wonderful this story was. You literally took every moment from the show, made it your own and kept it completely in character. I hope you know how much I appreciate the time and effort you put into this. It is definitely appreciated. I look forward to more stories from you.
Author's Response: Ahh, you are so sweet. I'm glad you've enjoyed the journey and happy that you've noticed how much time I put into it. Thank you so much for your support and kind words, they've meant a lot! I'm hoping that I can get something new cooked up for you. :)
Date: March 28, 2011 06:38 am Title: Chapter 25
*sob* It's oooovvveeeerrrrrrr! I can't believe it :') <----me, smiling through tears. I wish I could think of something more creative to say, but I can't think of anything new. From start to finish, this was simply wonderful, spaceorphan. We are truly lucky that you chose to share your talent. I hope that now that you've jumped into the TO fic pond, you'll hang out for a long while. Bravo!
Author's Response: Ah, Nan, all good things much come to and end eventually. It's alright that you have no words, I'm just glad you've enjoyed it so. Thanks so much for all of your kind words and support. It's meant a lot. Hopefully I can get something new to you soon!!
Date: March 27, 2011 06:02 pm Title: Chapter 25
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE ALL 25 CHAPTERS OF IT!! I'm not even kidding you, I am in love with this whole story. This chapter though was absolutely beautiful, it had everything, humor, sweetness, steam and just perfect dialogue and wonderful narrative that made me see exactly what was going on. I love how you managed to have them get engaged in the rain, what a cute set up having Cece hang on to the box and the image of Jim standing by the door with the ring was so perfect (exactly as Pam herself put it) Michael leaving, the last Dundies celebration, I love that you have them all dressed up to go and then leave like they did in Andy's Play, having them drinking their Baileys while Cece sleeps in the back seat, and the rock in the shoe - all brilliantly incorporated. Wonderful from beginning to end, this entire story and this chapter especially are a thing of literary beauty and I applaud you wholeheartedly. I also thank you for giving us this story, for putting so much of your time and effort into making this such a special tale of love and finding the person you're meant to be with. I personally want to thank you for this story because, and I can't remember if I've said this already, but it has re-inspired my writing, and I'm thankful for it. I'm also thankful that this last chapter was posted before I go on vacation and can actually read and review it. My favorite part of all of it is how you wrapped it up with the not a bad day, and having them sitting watching the BBC version of the Office. I love how sweet they are with Cece and how much they adore her, and the image in the beginning of Jim and Cece resting on the couch and his thoughts on how perfect his daughter is seems so Jim like and so real and vivid in my mind. There are so many great passages to quote here, so I'll just say I loved every single word of this. You're a brilliant writer and I look forward to many more stories from you.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Deddldee, for all your support. Your words are too kind. :) Im glad you liked my crazy epilogue, it was just a lot of fun to throw everything in the pot ant mix it around. And yeah, I think my favorite part too was the end. I had that in my mind for a very long time. I'm incredibly flattered that it has reinspired you to get back into writing and I wish you well with that! Thank you again for everything!!
Date: March 23, 2011 05:56 pm Title: Chapter 24
Oh, wow! I totally thought Jim was going to take the job and they would move to New York together. Guess that's what I get for making assumptions, huh?
I love how you included Pam's hesitancy to go to the hospital with her desire to wait for Jim's return.
Baby Jam always makes my heart melt and I'm so happy to see all three of them together and happy.
Can't wait for the epilogue!
Author's Response: You know, I thought about having Jim go to New York but then I felt like it would be too perfect, too wrapped up in a nice little bow, with Pam having the opportunity to do her art there as well. I really felt like Jim and Pam aren't so much New York people as well, and while they'll go adventure in big places, they'll always come home to Scranton (or somewhere like Scranton). Glad you enjoyed baby JAM--more in the epilogue. Thanks so much for the review, really appreciate it!! :)
Date: March 23, 2011 02:10 pm Title: Chapter 1
I've been devouring this story ever since the first chapter and I love every bit of how it turned out (happily ever after, of course)!! I really enjoyed the part about how Pam came up with the name Cecelia, because I'm a sucker for a good name meaning story. Awesome job!!!
Author's Response: I'm so glad to hear you've been enjoying it!! Yeah, I thought that would be a sweet way to incorporate the show. Thanks so much for the review!! :)
Date: March 23, 2011 02:09 pm Title: Chapter 24
I'm wearing black to mourn the end of this story, I'm gonna miss it :(
So very cute, the way you flitter between days is great. Sometiems that bothers me in stories and makes it hard to keep up, but it wasn't like that with this.
Pam giving Jim the first sonogram was adorable.
Great mix of stuff from the show, which you then gave your own twist too.
Author's Response: AWw, yeah, I think I'm gonna really miss it so. I'm glad the time line flows well for you, that can be a tricky thing. Thanks so much for the review, really appreciate it! :)
Date: March 23, 2011 05:02 am Title: Chapter 24
I'm literally unable to figure out how to accurately describe how much I loved this chapter and this story. Technically speaking the fact that you were able to put in pieces of The Job and The Delivery into one chapter is just amazing to me, how it all flowed together and made sense and felt like it was really happening. I love that he still went for the interview and still realized his life was in Scranton with Pam, I love that she gave him the sonogram of the baby. I love her reason behind wanting to name the baby Cecelia, the terrace story fit in perfectly! My favorite part of this was when they made their pact. You made it seem like it was that flashback to the beach, him telling her that he never really felt like he was in Scranton. You turned this chapter into a thing of beauty. I appreciate that you kept out angry Pam (I never liked that about her in The Delivery, how mean she was to Jim in that deleted scene was so OOC) I can't tell you enough how much I adored this chapter and this story. I'll look forward to the epilogue. Thank you for sharing this with us. It's been so much fun to read and really has revived my own interest in writing and reading stories. :-)
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm so flattered you enjoyed the chapter so much! Glad you enjoyed Jim's decision. I went back and forth a little on it, but ultimately it felt right having Jim returning to his highest priority, his family. I'm glad you liked their pact! I wanted to end with them committing to each other, so i'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes, I kinda wanted to avoid weird, OOC Pam in the delivery, so I stuck with what was actually on the show. I'm so glad you're inspired to write again, keep it up!! And thanks so much for the review!! :)
Date: March 23, 2011 04:35 am Title: Chapter 24
Such a great story loved it so much you got a great talent in writing and I give it to ya so great stuff please keep it up!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! I really appreciate them!! :)
Date: March 22, 2011 07:03 pm Title: Chapter 24
Oh my goodness, why does this have to be so freakin' sweet and cute?? I just love this story, you've done such a great job with this. I'm looking forward to the epilogue (and please, pretty please, include the engagement and wedding. I would just love that.)
Author's Response: Aww, thanks! No wedding, but... Thanks for the review!! :)
Date: March 22, 2011 06:22 pm Title: Chapter 24
Oh, mama! That was grand :) I can't give it the type of review that it deserves at the moment but let me just say well done, you! Excellent job mashing up The Job and The Delivery. Whodathunkit?! The sonogram and the note brought tears to my eyes--absolutely beautiful.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Nan, means a lot. I know, an odd choice of pairing episodes, but it was a fun thing to write. I'm so happy the note moved you, it was so sweet. Hope you enjoy the ending!! :)
Date: March 22, 2011 05:07 pm Title: Chapter 24
I am so sad it is almost finished...
But your mash up made me all kinds of happy. I enjoyed that Pam's note was the first sonogram that she had of their daughter. How awesome was it that she shared what that first picture meant to her.
I loved the moments you gave us in the flashbacks. I gotta say, in the entire story, the flashbacks have been my most favorite part. In my mind, I think I heard tv/movie harp flashback music whenever I saw those italics.
Okay, if it must be finished... I know the epilogue will be as amazing as the rest of this story was.
Author's Response: Aww, I'm so happy you enjoyed the mash up, it was a lot of fun to write. Yeah, I had from a very early draft knew that the sonogram would be the catalyst for Jim in his interview, so I'm glad you enjoyed that. You know, the flashbacks were all magic to write. I'll admit I struggled through somethings, but the fbs just seemed to work. I'm so grateful for your kind works, thanks so much for the review!!
Date: March 21, 2011 04:29 am Title: Chapter 23
This is so vividly written that I could see it all happening as I read. I didn't find it long at all, and it flowed beautifully. I've got to say, I love this version of Beach Games, and the way you've incorporated the job in NYC and all the games Michael made them play into this story is so believable. The end though, Pam's speech is so lovely and so her, and I'm thrilled to see that she'd follow him anywhere as long as they're together and happy. The way they find out it's a little girl (yay!) is so sweet. It felt real, as does Jim's need to make more money to support Pam and the baby. The part for me that stands out is that few sentences where Pam thinks that she doesn't want perfection she wants something real, where they communicate and are not always perfect. I love how you wove in the heart locket too, and the image of him making waffles for her was just so sweet. I'm not ready for this story to be over, but yet I can't wait to read the finale. This is such a sweet way you're wrapping it up after all that angst. I am so happy that you're letting us see them together as a couple and not just boom, at the end they get together, end of story (if that makes any sense) Crossing my fingers that you have other stories planned after this is finished. :-)
Author's Response: Hey! I'm so glad you're enjoying the incorporation of canon, that, I find, is the most fun of writing this story, so I'm glad that it's all gelling for you. So glad that it all felt real to you, means a lot to me when I've heard that something I've wrote has moved someone! Incredibly encouraging. I know, it's somewhat of a bittersweet ending, huh. I'm looking forward to it being done myself and at the same time, I'm sorry to see it go. I don't know if I have anything new planned yet, but, never say never. Thanks so much for your kind words, I really appreciate them. :)
Date: March 20, 2011 05:12 pm Title: Chapter 23
That was sooooo long, and i loved it (twss)
Anyway, omg I so thought Pam would find out about what David Wallace called for and would get angry at Jim for not saying anything, so thank yu for not doing that. My heart would have cried lol.
Cannot wait for the next part :)
Author's Response: Yeah, I can see where you might think that, but really, Pam didn't tell Jim she was pregnant for seven months, she has no room to talk since that was only three days. Plus, I think they've come to certain understandings about each other. Thanks so much for the review, means a lot!!
Date: March 20, 2011 01:03 pm Title: Chapter 23
At nearly 6,000 words, I am in love with this chap :D I had to sneak off to my bedroom to read it uninterrupted! The baby is nearly here! I have to admit that I was disappointed that David Wallace interrupted sexy time. I was curious to see how you (and they) would navigate that situation. I wasn' t sure whether they had gone down that path yet since they wised up. I gotta hand it to you, spaceorphan-- you continue to find novel ways to weave bits of canon into this AU story. I have no doubt that this finale will be something special. Can't wait!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you're still enjoying it, Nan! Sorry about sexy time, probably a little more of that once Pam is no longer pregnant. ;) Glad you're still enjoying the canon bits, that's probably my favorite part to do. Thanks so much for your encouragement!! :)
Date: March 20, 2011 09:27 am Title: Chapter 23
I was so happy to see this one updated this morning. That was how I wish Beach Games would have gone. I'm going to really savor the last two chapters of this one.
Author's Response: Yeah, as much as I love Beach Games for what it was, I kinda wished there was more too. I hope you enjoy the last couple, thanks for reviewing!!
Date: March 20, 2011 07:51 am Title: Chapter 23
Ooh, I was wondering how you'd incorporate the events of the last few eps of S3 -- this is great.
BTW, I wonder if the doc will tell P&J that sex is one of the ways to encourage labor to start ;o)
Author's Response: Yeah, it was a little bit tricky to figure out how exactly to go about it, but I think it turned out rather well. Lol, yeah, I shouldn't have edited at 2 in the morning, I was originally going to put something in there that mentioned how the Doc did recommend sex to encourage labor. Ah well. Thanks for the review!!
Date: March 17, 2011 08:54 pm Title: Chapter 22
What a great chapter! I was wondering how the meeting between Pam and Jim's family would go. Meeting the parents is already awkward enough but then to throw in the whole family...oh, and then's there that whole "I'm carrying your son's baby which I conceived during a one night stand" thing. Nope, no pressure at all.
The scene at the end was just so sweet. At first, I was afraid that Jim would be upset that Pam was eavesdropping but it's so nice that she knows how he feels about her (and he knows that she knows) with very little drama. Those two have been through enough.
I'm sad this is coming to an end. I hope we get to see a little Jam/baby interaction.
Author's Response: Thanks so much!! Yes, I figured that meeting between family would be so weird since they did get pregnant from a one night stand, hence the whole family coming along to check it out. I'm so glad you liked the ending, I don't think Jim would be upset at Pam hearing how he felt and coming soon, we'll get the reverse of that. I figured the first 19 chapters were all about miscommunication and misunderstandings but now all the cards are being put on the table. I do promise that we'll get some baby action before this is all over and done with. Thanks so much again for the review, it means a lot!!
Date: March 16, 2011 09:02 pm Title: Chapter 22
Grandma Halpert rocks hard!
I loved meeting Jim's family with Pam. I come from a big family also, and we do all the things in this chapter. I loved the heart to heart Pam overheard him having with his sisters. It could not have been sweeter.
Really, only three left??? Every time you update I always check to make sure the story isn't complete, to know that it's coming to the end pretty soon makes me both excited, I cannot wait to know what happens, and sad, I enjoy reading this so much, not really ready to part from the story...
Author's Response: My family is a lot like Jim's too, which is why I got such a kick out of writing it. So glad you loved the ending, that was fun to put together. I can't believe I'm almost done myself, I've been pretty wrapped up in it for the past month, so I'm almost like, uh, now what do I do? Thanks so much for your kind words and the review, it's incredibly encouraging!!
Date: March 16, 2011 06:40 pm Title: Chapter 22
I don't even like reading there is only three more chapters. I love this story so much. I thought Jim sticking up for Pam was so cute. I felt sorry for here feeling bombarded by his family. His speech was well worth her day though.
Author's Response: Aww, yeah, I've really loved writing this story, too. But it's coming to its natural conclusion. :/ I'm so glad you enjoyed the speech, i had a lot of fun writing that! Thanks for the review!!
Date: March 16, 2011 02:50 pm Title: Chapter 22
So.Freaking.Cute.Icould totally see Jim's sister in law andLarissa doing that, bringing everyone to their house to see who this woman whohas changed Jim so much.And the wayJim only had eyes for Pam.... makes me go all gushy :)
Three chapters left? I hope you have more things planned after ;)
Author's Response: Aww, yeah, it was a lot of fun to write this chapter, glad you enjoyed it so. Um, I don't have anything planned as of yet, but if you have any ideas, please feel free to send them. :) Thanks for the review!!
Date: March 16, 2011 01:44 pm Title: Chapter 22
Holy jeez I have tears in my eyes. Girl this was so beautiful, every word from where Jim starts talking about how much Pam means to him is just so beautiful. I'm at a complete loss for anything coherent to say, other than I'm so happy I'm review stalking my own story that I caught this update before I leave work for the day. The funny stuff in the beginning was a nice lead in to this sweet family shower, and all of Pam's fears are so real, and I love how you balanced them out, Jim's freak out last chapter, her freak out this chapter. And Granny Halpert, what a spitfire she is huh? Awesome, so so so awesome. I have a lump in my throat. Okay now I'm just babbling nonsensicals. As much as I want to read the next three chapters, I don't want this story to end, ever!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, my dear. I'm so moved that you were moved. :) Yes, I definitely wanted the two chapters to balance them out. I thought it would be fun to explore a little the fears of the baby between the two of them before I wrapped up the story. And Granny Halpert, man, I love her. I wanted her to be the complete opposite of Pam's grandma and, I couldn't write this chapter without a mention of a penis. (OMG--Deedldee, i do not know what is with me and your reviews tonight. Must have penises on the brain. ;P)
Date: March 16, 2011 01:38 pm Title: Chapter 22
Oh my goodness--that was soo incredibly sweet! He loves her so much--it's beautiful <3<3<3 The office shower, on the other hand, had me grinning like a fool. Your characterizations were spot on, and I loved that they were all dying to know details of the baby's conception. I actually laughed out loud at this: “You know, I did someone in Philadelphia once,” Creed joined in. “Mid-December, 1971. Against a hotdog stand. I think she’s dead now.” (I'm laughing again, just so you know)
My work day is ending on a high note because of you, spaceorphan :D
Author's Response: Aww, I'm so glad you liked it, Nan!! I'm so, so happy you liked Creed's line. It's almost like a challenge, to get the perfect Creed one-liner in the various chapters he's in. Is it okay to say that line is one of my absolute favorites? If you've ever wondered what my sense of humor is like--that's it :) So glad you're still enjoying after all this time, means a lot to me!! :)
Date: March 16, 2011 09:36 am Title: Chapter 21
I was so happy to see you had updated this one. I was going through some withdrawals! I really like they are together now and trying to figure things out.
Author's Response: Aww, thanks so much. Hopefully, the ending chapters will be out within the next week. So glad you're enjoying, thanks again!!