Date: May 19, 2023 08:41 am Title: Mamihlapinatapei - 2005
Is there a chance someone else helps (or pays for) Roy to get the flowers and write the card for Pam? I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case.
Jim always makes Pam happy. Pam is in love with a guy that not her fiance and she doesn't even know it.
Date: May 17, 2023 07:57 am Title: Yuanfen - 2002
I can believe the receptionists at Dunder Mifflin Scranton came and went like a revolving door before Pam! Because of Michael.
"The wedding? Um, sometime after that ring is paid off." Hmm… foreshadowing?
Date: April 11, 2022 06:00 pm Title: Odnoliub - 2014
*"Mmm, how much I love fucking you," Jim mumbled. Pam laughed and Jim grinned slowly, "I'm sorry, that was utterly unromantic." He caressed her cheek, then curled a tendril of hair around his finger. "I'm thinking about the immense pleasure and joy I feel when I'm making love to you."
"I love fucking you too," Pam replied softly.*
Ah, yes. Love the NC-17 Jam dialogue… it’s very funny and quite believable!
Interesting idea to make the move to Austin planned and have them put on a “show” for the cameras. It makes the move feel a bit more like a joint effort.
And that sex scene? Yowza. 🔥
This whole thing was just a delight to read. Great job!
Date: April 11, 2022 05:29 pm Title: Cafune - 2012
This was sweet, and realistic in the best way. Love the playfulness they have in a very vulnerable time for Pam. The line about the stadium lights slayed me. (I also headcanon that after Pam’s initial worries, she and Jim joked about Cathy)
Date: April 10, 2022 12:15 pm Title: Mo chuisle mo chroi - 2010
This was delicious surprise angst inside an otherwise fluffy chapter. Love Jim’s version of events and the way he tells it.
(Also, as a previously pregnant person, I’ll just say 8.5 months pregnant is actually an optimal time for v-day😏)
Author's Response: It kinda kills me on the show we never heard Jim admit he wasn’t great to Pam or Karen in S3 so I like to work in him acknowledging that as much as possible. And yeah this did have a little surprise angst but it makes the sweet that much sweeter <3 thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoy the rest!
Date: April 10, 2022 12:05 pm Title: Viraha - 2009
I think this is my favorite chapter yet. Jam communicating and acknowledging past mistakes and pain, then making it better is just *chef’s kiss*
Love that they danced by his desk, and Pam saying this is where she fell in love with him. Do you have a specific moment in mind for when this happened? Or when she thinks it happened?
Author's Response: I don’t really have a specific moment as much as I imagine Pam can look back at the time pre-casino night and realize she had been falling for Jim for a long time. But of course at the time she was calling it friendship and in a lot of denial it was more XD I would make a case for Back From Vacation when she crying in the hall being the moment she admitted to herself on some level she was in love with Jim but nothing could be done about it then.
Date: April 10, 2022 07:28 am Title: Forelsket - 2008
this chapter was a nice reprieve after all the angsty Roy-ness. I loved their banter so much, particularly this:
*Pam smiled then gasped when she saw a little porcelain figure on the floor, missing it's head. "Oh no," she picked up a decapitated figurine. "He was beheaded."
Jim peeked under the vanity and reached out his hand, coming up with a marble-sized head between his thumb and index finger, "At least he died in the name of love."*
The neighbor hearing them was amazing and I laughed out loud when Jim said “something popped up” knowing exactly where that was headed…
Looking forward to the fluff I assume is ahead for us now.
Author's Response: I don’t know why but I can just so vividly picture Pam having one of those Hummel figurines from meemaw XD Happy couply banter was fun to write in this one although I think you can tell I like working in the angst. Not too much though, I hope
Date: April 10, 2022 07:18 am Title: Dor - 2007
okay this hurt me.
* As Roy sat up and tore the wrapper, Pam found her thoughts drifting elsewhere again; the wedding reception was probably finished now, they were probably back at Jim's place. Karen's full lips were probably already on his, her fingers in his soft hair, his hands on her flawless tan skin. What a fool Pam was to think he'd still want her, now that he had someone so smart, so pretty, so confident.*
This in particular because wow, Pam must be feeling so down at this point. I hate all of it. You continue to do a really good job of humanizing Roy, making him appear changed, making it somewhat okay in Pam’s eyes to try him on again and see how he fits.
But what a sad bang. ;)
Author's Response: Ben Franklin and Phyllis' Wedding are just such a one-two punch in the gut for Pam, ooof. I remember the first time I saw PW I was just yelling “No, Why??” at Pam but I really do sympathize, and Roy benefitted hugely from good timing. Still, a sad bang indeed
Date: April 09, 2022 07:42 pm Title: Manabamate - 2006
*She could handle Roy, she had nearly a decade of experience with his reluctance to anything new and different, but feeling like Jim was disappointed in her was somehow unbearable. *
I love this so much and completely share this mindset. Jim was always the one who encouraged her and I imagine she didn’t get a whole lot of that elsewhere.
You’re right about s2 Pam being tough to nail down. There are lots of moments I agree she’s actively denying to herself what she’s feeling and almost even taking advantage of Jim’s feelings.
Damn, these are angsty! I’m eating it up!
Author's Response: And now that the superfans episode shows how Jim nearly came to blows with Roy over the internship it hurts even more that Pam gives up on it so quickly T_T I wanna both shake and hug her
Date: April 09, 2022 07:35 pm Title: Mamihlapinatapei - 2005
THE CARD. The way you described the Dwight card was perfect, I love it. And Pam’s drawing? Swoon. Their banter here was excellent (love Jim’s obvious foul line) and it’s nice to see Pam trying to come out of her shell a bit. I imagine if she’d actually gone to this party Jim would have been extremely nervous Roy would kick his ass. Gonna have to check out SAD next ;)
Author's Response: I’ve thought about making a little mock-up of the card, I really should XD. Even when she was with Roy, Pam was always a little braver with Jim so I wanted that to come through. And let’s just say in SAD, she gets a perfect opportunity to go to the party without telling Roy too many details ;-)
Date: April 09, 2022 07:25 pm Title: Cwtch - 2004
This was a sweet moment for Jim and Pam, although I found myself sympathizing with Roy going through that with his father. I always thought the wedding was such a low priority for him, it’s a really interesting choice to give him a good excuse for the delay.
Author's Response: You know I’m no fan of Roy but I choose to believe there were some outside factors not totally Roy’s fault that lead to some of the delay (And I did want to portray him as someone you could possibly imagine Pam choosing to be with and therefore can’t be *totally* awful, just mostly XD)
Date: April 09, 2022 07:15 pm Title: Koi no yokan - 2003
oh my god, this was so cute. the photo booth scene! you did a great job with that, and with jim’s increasing discomfort. love the mini pencil origin story (although come on, jim. don’t be a cheater.)
* Maybe all the office men thought Kathryn was hot, but Pam was pretty sure all the office women had a crush on Jim. She knew she would, if she wasn't engaged of course. *
uh huh. whatever, beesly.
Author's Response: Thank you! This was one I had a lot of fun with, huge missed opportunity that never went mini golfing on the show. And yeah, we know what’s up, Beesly ;-)