Date: June 01, 2018 11:46 am Title: Excuse my rudeness, I just wanted to clean my glasses at you.
Just binged this and am getting ready to binge the rest of your work, so prepare for an onslaught of review notifications. I have so many feelings about this story, all of them good, and at the top I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed it.
The thing I REALLY loved was how even though Pam was kind of OOC, she really wasn’t. She was a better, brighter version of Fancy New Beesly, kind of the way she is at the end of the series when she gives a lot fewer fucks but in a better way. Does that make sense? IDK. I like how you wove in the insecurities we know that she has but didn’t make her the meek and timid Pam that she can so easily be made out to be—not without reason, of course, because she is that way.
I loved how Jim was kind of a jerk at the beginning. It’s super believable of him to speak without thinking/considering what he’s really saying. I love how both of them aren’t falling all over themselves to have the wordy declarations of love, that it was just sweet and simple the first time and sweet and simple every time after that. I love that you addressed the long term affect of saving Pam from being hit by a bus.
I loved Oscar. I loved that there was no Roy. I LOOOVE the band stuff, as a former trumpeter. Overall, as with everything you’ve written, I loved the entire thing. It’s always a joy to read your work and the way you weave these characters into new and exciting territory. Even though college aged JAM has been written a lot, you made it new. Fabulous as always. On to the next!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I've been in a major slump lately and I really needed to hear that <3 I think I'm almost due to reread this one myself!
Date: June 01, 2018 07:20 am Title: Excuse my rudeness, I just wanted to clean my glasses at you.
Just re-read this via ebook. It is, I think, my favorite of your stories because it manages to be true to their relationship while so utterly different in basically all other aspects of the au.
Date: September 30, 2017 09:18 am Title: Excuse my rudeness, I just wanted to clean my glasses at you.
I love the image of Pam climbing over into the bunk bed
Author's Response: I prefer the image of Jim climbing off it ;) Thank you for reading, and for the review!!
Date: September 28, 2017 05:12 pm Title: Excuse my rudeness, I just wanted to clean my glasses at you.
I was in orchestra for years, and the orchestra leader always obviously respected the oboe player most of everyone in the orchestra. And yes, there was only one oboe player. :)
Author's Response: I was in band for years, never orchestra because I played the sax (could you tell? ha!)
Date: September 28, 2017 03:39 pm Title: Epilogue
5 is a good number... gets a little chaotic a times but definitely never dull!
I was really expecting them to actually be way more out of character than they were, honestly. I don't know, I think maybe this would be more of the Pam we would have known if she hadn't been in a relationship with Roy for nearly a decade. I definitely feel this was still jam at heart.
I kept waiting for them to sneak off to one of those soundproof practice rooms so he could hear her how good she was at the oboe and then he could play his sax for her. And then, you know, maybe the soundproofing could prove useful for other things as well ;)
And bravo on those vows! I usually don't really enjoy reading vows in fic and skim pretty fast over them but these were seriously well done.
This was so much fun to read. :D
Oh, except when the Kevin part was finally explained, I literally gagged when I read that. Ew.
I'm sorry if the Kevin part was upsetting! It is a reality of college life.
I appreciate that you enjoyed the vows :) They were incredibly fun to write.
Date: September 28, 2017 02:35 pm Title: Excuse my rudeness, I just wanted to clean my glasses at you.
Wow, what a great story. I get really distracted when they are out of character, and Pam is really out of character in this one. Jim is somewhat believable as a younger version. But by the end of the story, none of that mattered. I was totally swept up in this new story line and the new characters and really enjoyed their happiness to the nth degree! Terrific detail, totally captured college life, band-geekedness, the whole musician vibe, Pam's fully-embraced nerdiness, all naturally inhabiting 2017, rather than 2007 (it's weird how much technology has changed everyday details of life in ten short years!) Great writing! Thank you!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I have a very hard time writing early-season "weak" Pam, and I don't enjoy her much after having children either. I tend to gravitate toward stories that paint her in a stronger light.
Date: September 27, 2017 05:13 am Title: Epilogue
I really loved the start of this story and it's versions of both Pam and Jim. I did spend several chapters worrying if you'd bring in a Roy equivalent. I love what you did with Toby. But overall I just...really enjoyed this. Fast-paced and a delightful example of the college-Jim-and-Pam genre.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Roy is honestly my least favorite element of The Office. I don't enjoy writing him in a positive light. In fact, I don't think I ever have.
Date: September 26, 2017 10:49 pm Title: Excuse my rudeness, I just wanted to clean my glasses at you.
Always so excited to read your new stories! I love what you come up with a86;
Author's Response: Thank you! Looking back, this is my favorite story so far :) It was a joy to write.