Date: June 12, 2021 01:44 pm Title: Day 152
Jim in the soundproof booth was just heartbreaking. I love the way you sort of forced the information out of Pam, it’s important they can grieve their losses together.
Author's Response: I was nervous if the soundproof booth scene would work and be believable but the response to it has been pretty good so that’s good! And thank you, I think one of the most important dynamics of Jim and Pam’s relationship is how he is so good at sensing her feelings and drawing things out of her when her default mode is to bottle things up and that comes into play here. And yes it’s important to their bond that they work through this together <3 Thank you so much for reading!
Date: June 12, 2021 07:09 am Title: Day 125
Roy!!! I gasped.
I love how you're able to find Pam and Jim even without voices. It seems like a difficult task but you're handling it really well. I love the detail about her not being able to remember the name of the actress.
Author's Response: Yeah Roy does not fair well in my story here. I’m glad to hear I’m doing okay in this world without speaking. I’m totally a dialogue person when I write so it’s been a challenge but a fun one. And yes I thought it’d be kinda fun to leave it to the reader what actress Pam’s talking about.
Date: June 09, 2021 05:32 pm Title: Day 124
Okay, the idea that he won’t get to hear her laugh is physically painful to me.
(Also... speaking of, how will these two ever survive this???)
Excited to read this one!
Yes the idea they can’t hear each other’s voices and laughs hurts me too T_T
I hope you like my little AU here!
Date: June 07, 2021 06:30 pm Title: Day 383
I was thrilled to see this updated and love that you gave them a proper wedding. You really capture Dwight and Angela so perfectly here. Can’t wait to see where this continues to go. d84;a039;
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and commenting DC <3
Date: June 06, 2021 11:15 am Title: Day 383
What a wonderful surprise to see this updated! I was kinda shocked but in the best way. Loved loved loved the update and it was so well worth waiting for. When she asked him to tell her something before they left the bunker? Too sweet, like butterflies all over. One quick question though about the 68 days. I think it was longer? I was re-reading the fic (as I do) and I think they’ve been together but not together together more like 200? Maybe I’m wrong but was curious.
Author's Response: I’m glad to hear the wait was worth it. I also love that part where she just wants to hear him talk some more before leaving. You’re right they’ve know each other for more like 250 days at this point. In that part Jim is suppose to be reading from the Christmas card he ended up not giving Pam, so it was 68 days from when they first met to Christmas when he wrote the card (and it was actually 69 days but, you know *Kevin giggle*) Hopefully that clears it up? Thanks again for reading!
Date: June 05, 2021 06:08 pm Title: Day 383
I want to cry. Not only because this was updated but also because of how beautiful it was. The background of the date for the wedding was perfect, the actual wedding was perfect, it was all amazing. Jim saying "You are everything" in his vows kills me. I love it so much. Thank you for bringing this back in such a beautiful way.
Author's Response: Thank you for your constant prodding, I mean, encouragement XD I promise the next one won’t take as long (twss?)
Date: June 05, 2021 06:03 pm Title: Day 383
Well. I figured this was another one of Jim's dreams at the jump, but it was still terrifying. You let a fair amount of darkness in this very sweet chapter.
Dwight offering to leave so they can finish and Jim being like "should we?" to Pam's chagrin is VERY canon energy. And I love the touch that this is all making Dwight go soft.
While I feel like sound is pretty crucial to a classic Schrute Farms wedding, you brought in a lot of the bizarre little touches Dwight and Angela would obviously create. And hey, they aim to impress! Dwight's capturing of the Altair and Vega myth was well done.
And. Just. The scene at the door? The Cafe Disco dialogue? The vows? The card? Are you trying to murder me?
Ha that might be my favorite part, I can just so clearly see and hear Pam’s indignant “no” to Jim and Dwight XD
I think part of what took me so long was trying to figure out how to make a Schrute-hosted wedding that felt true to canon but also appropriate to this universe so I hope I accomplished that somewhat.
The card was long planned but the door scene and cafe disco call back was more spur of the moment additions. And also some of my favorite parts of this chapter as well so I’m happy you picked up on those. As always thanks for the review DJC
Date: May 07, 2021 03:15 pm Title: Day 376
This is such an incredible story! Even if I never get to read another chapter, I'm still so happy to get to read it. It's so powerful and I'm finding it hard to talk this afternoon. I keep wanting to whisper to my kids and use the little sign language that I know! 😆
I've always been intrigued by the concept of A Quiet Place, but I'm too chicken to watch anything remotely like that, so I'm glad I got to experience this story. It's so beautifully told, thank you!!
Date: December 26, 2020 08:44 am Title: Day 376
I just really liked how this played out - Pam's history of pregnancy scares, and the irony that she can finally answer her question positively. I love Dwight's fundamental humanity, too, and especially that it comes with him being totally exasperating. (Jim should be more grateful, but really - they were supposed to intuit that?)
This moment of them hearing each other's voices for their first time and Jim finally getting to hear her laugh... REALLY beautiful.
Date: December 26, 2020 08:42 am Title: Day 374
Ben's story is just heartbreaking, and the image you've painted of a mourning Angela here is stellar. She's not a character I feel for often. It's also well crafted to remind us of just how *small* a mistake can get you killed in this universe, and in particular how high the risk is for children.
Date: December 26, 2020 08:40 am Title: Day 327
You just really let us feel the fear in a visceral way at multiple points of this chapter, and the love between these characters that makes that fear all the more palpable.
The details of their survival tactics in this story are great. You've done well immersing us in this very weird world.
Also definitely clocked the idea that they might just have inadvertently discovered a weapon against the silencers - eager to see where that goes.
Date: December 26, 2020 08:38 am Title: Day 263: Evening
I love all the little canon nods here and the continued seeding of hints of tragedy for Dwight and Angela, along with Dwight's combination of uber-confidence and epic weirdness. Again, it's very much the vibe I like about Dwight in canon, except in a very different (and maybe more appropriate) world.
Jim teasing Pam about grabbing condoms was great, and I appreciate the nod to sense of loss at not being able to make noise during sex.
The Vega-Altair legend was a really nice touch to end this with.
Date: December 26, 2020 08:24 am Title: Day 263: Afternoon
Okay. I really like the JAM parts of this story, but bringing in Apocalypse Dwight just takes this to a whole new level. I love him as basically the purest form of Dwight and how little he and Angela have really changed. The detail of him, presumably under Angela's influence, refers to them as "demons" is perfect. And you did really good work hinting at the tragedy that's taken its toll on them.
Also: the 1 in 6 chance of them getting murdered reference made me happy.
Date: December 26, 2020 08:22 am Title: Days 261-263
The action and escape sequences here are really well done, and you very effectively brought the story of Pam's departure from the Anderson's to a close. But really, I was just blown away from the "you're my home" exchange and the first I love you as described in sign. That's just really good writing.
Also: DWIGHT. YES.
Date: December 25, 2020 10:31 pm Title: Day 260
Again, the details of their survival tactics and their relationship are REALLY strong here, as are the little remixes of canon. This was just a fun chapter to read, although I'm not sure fun is quite the right word given the subject matter.
I love you continuing to build out Larissa and how the loss of her shapes Jim. And I am *very* intrigued by the appearance of Roy in Jim's dream and what that implies about this world.
The ending of this is really tense, and gives a really strong sense of just how EASY it is to get in danger in this world, even if you're incredibly careful.
Date: December 25, 2020 10:27 pm Title: Day 193
I love the way they're still so tentative with each other even amidst their connection growing so strong. It's really so much the vibe I love about early canon in a completely different context. It's neat.
Speaking of early canon: an apocalypse version of the teapot Christmas! You sleigh me.
I would've been thrilled seeing canon Ryan torn apart by outer space monsters (instead of sound, they're drawn to bullshit), so I was not upset about this death. And using it to give us such a strong sense of what a silencer attack looks like was great.
And again (these will both be continuing parts of these reviews?) the details you're including here are really good and really let me see the world, and the way you're sketching out Roy and his relationship with Pam is really deft.
Date: December 25, 2020 10:17 pm Title: Day 152
I thought this was really strong work with Larissa's backstory. You've taken this character we just met and immediately killed her off in a way that really makes her loss seem palpable and makes Jim's fear here so real. I love that you've made survivor's guilt play so big a role in this story, that just seems like a really smart choice to me.
The details with your use of ASL are really well handled. And the way the two of them are getting to know each other just warms my cold, cold heart.
Date: December 25, 2020 10:05 pm Title: Day 125
I really love that you explored a little bit of the psychological impact of humans suddenly being forced into a world where they can't hear or make a sound. Obviously there's not much room for that in a action/horror movie, but it's the sort of thing it's fun to delve into a little more with fic.
I really enjoyed the complexity you gave to the Roy-Pam relationship in both my first and second time through this. It's just interesting to see how much of a tangled web you've weaved with them.
The backstory to Pam's strong signing was a really nice addition to this.
Date: December 25, 2020 11:12 am Title: Day 124
Finally getting around to reviewing this one - you did a good job bringing us into this world and immersing us in it without frontloading it with backstory. The Ryan story gives us a really solid illustration of what the world is like now, and all the little details of what they're doing to keep safe are clever and make it seem that much more real. Jim feels like a genuine person who's life we're just stepping into partway.
I also *really* appreciate Jim recognizing that his sense of why he trusts her is no great mystery. Lol.