Date: June 17, 2018 04:02 pm Title: Epilogue
This is so cute!
Love the concept, and it’s written so well.
I have reading a lot of your stories lately, and have loved every one of them.
Author's Response: Thanks! I really enjoyed writing this (as well as everything I've written on this site) so I'm glad you enjoyed it too!
Date: March 09, 2018 02:53 pm Title: Epilogue
I just flew through this story and loved it so much I might go back and read it again! I am such a sucker for IM stories. You did such a great job, I think it was definitely believable that they didn’t recognize the other online, and I of course loved the AU twist. Can’t wait to read more of your work!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you found that believable, since that was a big worry for me. I appreciate the feedback, and I'm really happy you liked it.
Date: January 04, 2018 09:35 am Title: Pamerica Online
I read this entire thing and completely forgot to review, but better late than never! This was such a fun and cute story! I love stories written in messaging format, and you did a really good job with it. The balance between messaging and regular chapters was perfect and farther solidified the way that Pam felt that her personality online and offline were different. I like how Jim and Pam both shared the same experiences but their cautiousness as well as differentiation in persepctive blinded them to each others' true identities. I'm still in awe at your consistency in posting, and I'm never disappointed by the quality of your content.
Author's Response: Thank you! That means a lot, especially given how much I respect your work in turn. I'm particularly glad you liked the balance between messaging and not--I was a little worried I'd messed that up, so it's good to hear I didn't.
Date: December 26, 2017 11:11 pm Title: Epilogue
Such warm fluffy goodness!
I have read these last two chapters a couple times now and they are the perfect ending to this story. I love it. I love that it was a prank, I love that it was pams doing, I love that Jim basically got his ass kicked :D
Oh! And what she wrote in the yearbook, especially the first line... love that too!
In this universe I can just picture them occasionally using Morgan and Scranton as cute little pet names from now on, and forever.
Author's Response: I'm glad the ending worked so well for you. I really appreciate your consistently involved reading. I like this universe, and I think they'd use those pet names there too :-)
Date: December 26, 2017 10:17 am Title: Epilogue
Aaawwww that last chapter is so sweet, the perfect end to this story! I love that you didn't only show their IMs but also their thoughts and IRL moments. It made the story feel more complete. The way you followed and incorporated the events of the episodes was great too, it really fit the story. I just love what you did! Thank you for this amazing fic!
Author's Response: Thanks very much for your kind words. I'm delighted that the storytelling approach I took worked for you too. Thank you for reading!
Date: December 26, 2017 08:53 am Title: Epilogue
Awww, nice. Well, I was off the mark about who knew. This was a wonderful Christmas present! Great timing Comfect! Really enjoyed this! Thank you!
Author's Response: Thanks! This was a pleasure to write, and I'm glad it spoke to you. Hope the difference in who knew didn't negatively affect your experience of the story.
Date: December 26, 2017 08:40 am Title: Epilogue
Aww! Oh my goodness, the "signed off" at the end was perfect! I'm kind of sad--I'm going to miss Morgan and Scranton. Thanks for the fun little ride :)
Author's Response: Thanks for reading! It was a pleasure to write for such a responsive audience.
Date: December 25, 2017 06:45 pm Title: "Christmas Party" Part 2
"Don't cry, Shopgirl....don't cry."
"I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly." -You've Got Mail
I'm crying. Literally crying. Tears of joy. Well done. My heart is full. Best Christmas gift was reading this. Can't wait for the epilogue!
Author's Response: I'm really glad it spoke to you. Thanks for reading.
Date: December 25, 2017 08:20 am Title: "Christmas Party" Part 1
Oh my goodness Jims part was too funny. At first I was a little irked at him but then I decided to him a pass... Poor guy is a mess here.
Author's Response: Yeah, unlike Pam he's really not sure what's going on. Don't worry, he'll figure it out (or have it figured out for him) soon :-).
Date: December 25, 2017 07:30 am Title: "Christmas Party" Part 1
I’m so excited that this is finally coming to fruition! And the way you’ve tied it in with actual plot lines is great. Can’t want for the grand finale!
Author's Response: Thank you! This means a lot coming from you. I hope you enjoy the finale tonight!
Date: December 24, 2017 08:18 pm Title: "Email Surveillance" Part 2
I’ve read here for probably close to 10 years and never made an account to review (shame on me I know) but THIS story made me make one! I’m so addicted! I look forward to reading your updates every night when I put my daughter to bed for the night...I don’t know what I’ll do when this is over 😭 I’ll be looking forward to your next story! Love the daily updates.
I tried guessing many times during the course of the last few weeks just how exactly they were going to figure out who they’ve been talking to all these years. I had finally decided it would be after casino night...that they’d be online and one of them would say what happened and they’d finally put two and two together...and then you threw out the first date story and I love that idea way more than anything I had thought up! This story is amazing and I can’t wait to see what happens next...and I vote yes for an epilogue 👍🏻👍🏻
Well, what can I say? I'm very flattered to hear that, and very glad that you're reading along. I thought about trying to get as far as Casino Night, but I didn't think I had the imagination to keep them from noticing until then. Can you imagine Booze Cruise? I'm glad it worked for you to have it go where it did.
And I definitely won't say shame on you for taking forever to make an account; I didn't until I started writing here, but you better believe I read the majority of the fics I've read here before I got the account name. I did go back and review/jellybean/appreciate my old favorites from before, but obviously not all of them (*hangs head*). Thanks for formally joining us (though you've actually been one of "us" forever)!
Date: December 24, 2017 12:57 pm Title: "Email Surveillance" Part 2
JESUS. THE SUSPENSE! Have your damn jellybean and let them figure it out, I'm on the edge of my seat, OMG! :OOOO
Author's Response: It'll all be over soon! And in a happy way, I promise :). Thanks for reading.
Date: December 24, 2017 08:58 am Title: "Email Surveillance" Part 1
Oh yay! I love how you pulled the yearbook in here—very clever. Can’t wait for phase 2!
Author's Response: Thanks! That reveal was something I've been building towards literally since I picked Jim's screenname, so I'm glad it worked for you :)
Date: December 24, 2017 08:53 am Title: "Email Surveillance" Part 1
“And since Christmas is a time to tell people how you feel”
Well, if you say so… I’ve wanted to type this on many chapters but have refrained for something a bit better…
Author's Response: Hopefully you'll keep feeling that way! The Christmas party (especially part 2) should be quite squeeful if I do it right :).
Date: December 23, 2017 07:32 am Title: "The Client"
Yay! They have brains! Lol. The internal monologues do help, since this is mostly IM, but I am looking forward to getting back into the IMs.
Author's Response: More IMs for you! Though I gotta warn you, some IRL stuff is coming down the pike soon.
Date: December 22, 2017 03:55 pm Title: "Halloween"
I thought it was very clear.
Pam was as usual wearing the blinders provided by her ring and of course the issue of being inside the situation leaving her incapable of really seeing what was going on.
It’s great to read her outsiders opinion on Scranton’s situation with NC though. I think you are writing her very fair. Of course she may be a bit bias ;)
Author's Response: Yeah, she's got an interesting perspective, doesn't she? I'm glad it's coming through for you the way it is for me when I write it!
Date: December 22, 2017 09:34 am Title: "Halloween"
First, let me say I LOVE this story and look forward reading each new chapter. Their dialogue is very sweet and their voices are TRUE!
as of several chapters ago, I just could no longer believe that they didn't know their true identities. For a little while I figured that Jim knew, but Pam was still clueless, but as of this chapter, I am convinced that they both know. At first, that was very distracting and frustrating to me. But now I just think they're both lapsing into denial because they're both afraid of revealing the truth . . . that it will pop this safe bubble they've created.
So that's my theory and I'm stickin' to it! :) Keep 'em coming!
I can totally see that! I'm working on the assumption that the denial (after what is three/ten years in their lives, not a month as we're seeing it) is so deep that this will all eventually click into place but it hasn't yet. Like, Jim feels the walls closing in around him because "it's happening again" not because he realizes they're the same. But yes, it does require quite deep denial, from whichever angle...I may play around with what happens if I come over to your theory. Certainly you'll see Pam and Jim work through it when they do find out (which is soon, though not yet).
And thanks so much for reading.
Date: December 21, 2017 10:08 pm Title: "Halloween"
I like the end of 24, seems like Pam is totally projecting!
And the story is really immersive too, checking up on this story everyday, it feels like I'm living vicariously through these chats. :)
Also, just a thought, it would be really cool to see the timestamps on the IMs... but that would look too cluttered. Maybe at the end, this story could be adapted into images like NobleLandMermaid's Expressions in Emoticons, but with timestamps included? It would be sweet to see the hesitant pauses each of them take even in sending short messages. :D
I was hoping that would be the effect of the posting schedule; I'm glad to know it's working for you.
I would totally love to put timestamps on these, but I do think that in the simple graphical format here it would be just added clutter. But maybe as you say after it's all over...because you're right, there are definitely some pauses in here that aren't otherwise marked. If I wasn't very committed in-story to this being over AOL/AIM, I'd use the Gchat system, where only pauses longer than a minute or so are explicitly marked. But that would be immersion-breaking for me.
Thanks for reading!