Date: August 02, 2018 11:54 am Title: Day Four - 14 August 2007 - 18:44
Okay I first want to apologize because though I am a HUGE fan of your writing and I’ve read every single thing you’ve writtien NUMEROUS times, I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed any of it. I’ve thought about it and I’ve meant to but I he a lot of challenges with my health (as in it’s awful) and most of the time as I'm reading I’m just not up to reviewing. Add to that that while I do 99% of my reading on my laptop, I don’t to any writing of any kind on there unless I have no choice so it’s kind of a big ordeal to switch to the iPad or phone and especially stay in the same mind space to leave the review I wanted to. Okay, if that’s nough excuses, let’s get to the good stuff...
This is good. I mean, crazy, crazy good. I’ve gotten to where when I read my first apocalyptic fic years ago I kinda kept reading just for the Jim and Pam element of it but wasn’t at all crazy about the genre. Now I’m kinda Gaga for any of the apocalyptic stuff no matter if it’s set in a Quiet Place universe or The Walking Dead type universe of there one that is amazingly good on another site that is a crossover with a show called Dollhouse that I’ve honestly still never heard of except there. I skipped the fic the first several times I crossed its path. I then had read like all the Jim/Pam I could find on all the sites so decided to just try it and WOW, even fell in love with that. I think it’s safe to say I love this genere at this point and your fic, even unfinished is without a doubt amongst the very best out there. The funny thing is that I don’t even find it a stretch that they happened to be at Shrute Farms at the time everything went down because in The Office universe when Michael was boss these things just seemed to happen. (I mean him making things mandatory and them going along with it). I could see so clearly how the day played out, even Dwights’s tour of the farm that you only briefly mentioned. I love that Mose just happened to be in the bunker because one of my early thoughts as they were headed for the bunker and you mentioned those that were there was, oh no, where’s Mose? Oh and I find it extremely believable that the shelter is so well thought out. I mean we know it’s existence is cannon and it was also established that Dwight makes sure that the food in it isn’t out of date so I have to believe that he would have really given it a lot of thought. I will say that Dwight seems pretty ooc but in the very best way. I really think that had Dwight kept his same over the top authoritarian personality this wouldn’t have worked for long at all. I think there would have either been an uprising or revolt of some sort or people would have decided to chance leaving. All in all it’s clear that you’ve thought about what it would take for this to work and adjusted things to this. I like that people still respect that this is Dwight’s place in that he really leads the group. He calls meetings and is in charge of reading complaints etc. I love that he’s made it that the rule of the land is majority rules even thoug he’s often on the losing side of things. I also love that this happened both when Angela and Dwight were still together and also while Jim and Pam were still new. (Though he didn’t spill to the cameras about the ring until a while after they were public but who cares, doesn’t all have to line up perfect.). I’d love to find out that the ring is maybe in his bag in the car or something and at some point he leaves because they’ve grown so close and he desperately wants to put that ring on her finger. Maybe Dwight has the same idea and has his grandmutter’s ring, that he’s planned to give Angela, inside the house so he and Jim work together to retrieve their respective rings. So I’m wishing. I’m always hoping for marriage and babies for Jim and Pam and the sooner the better. I love the thought of the two of them eventually venturing out on their own together. Of course since I do want there to be babies I see them returning to the shelter for the birth and awhile after. Or maybe they figure something out on their own. I know that whatever you write will be absolutely amazing, adventurous, take us on a fun ride and be in character for Jim and Pam because no matter what crazy universe you put these two in you are somehow ALWAYS able to translate it so that they are still the Jim and Pam we love and everything you write is so believable. I mean, I don’t think there’s a thing you’ve written that I’m not craving a sequel to, honest to God. And that’s with me looking at at least one, like the one where they have powers, and thinking, nah, I don’t think this ones for me. I. The end I adored it and as with every single thing you write, I crave more more more in that universe. I do want to say, I so appreciate the fact that with the exception of this, every single thing you’ve written that is multi chapter you’ve posted all together. Because of my health issues that means more to me than you know. I have serious memory problems (which is part of why I love rereading stories over and over again) so when there’s a long gap between chapters I basically have to reread the entire piece for the chapter t make sense. To be able to read everything all at the same time is just divine. Even this, you gave us 8 nice sized chapters with lots of stuff happening. I really hope though that you weren’t serious about never finishing it because the several times a day I check here for updates, this is at the top of my list of stories I’m praying to see at the top of the updates list. I also pray for new stories from you because I know if you post it, even if it seems to not be my thing at first glance, I’m going to end up loving it. BTW, do you ever want or listen to story ideas? Years ago an author on here started a fic about Jim and Pam meeting on a dating site, I think back then it was eHarmony. Now it’d probably be tinder or something. Anyhow she wrote a few chapters and while many of us were loving it, someone told her it was horrible so she took it down and I don’t know if she posted after that. I urged her to repost and continue but she didn’t. I would LOVE to see something like that. Anyhow, mostly just PLEASE, keep doing what you’ve been doing because you are AMAZING at it. But PLEASE don’t keep us waiting much longer for an update on this nd something new Too.
BTW, can I tell you yr old daughter and myself with you Freedom and Safety First fics. Just talking a lot about how things that I’ve always said and thought could never happen in America, like the world in your fics, now don’t seem as out of the question as it did even a few short years ago. It’s strange for me to be able to discuss things like this with my husband especially because my fan fiction hobby isn’t really something I openly share with anyone so to discuss one of the fics is unusual to say the least. We also aren’t after able to openly discuss politics without some ensuing turmoil as he’s very liberal, as is our daughter while I’ve always been pretty conservative. I’ve more recently find myself in a place where I kinda term myself a political orphan as I can’t really identify with my party as it currently stands. Anyhow, I think it’s mad it easier to discuss things and your stories have given us kind of a jumping off point for discussions about fears and worries we have about the direction of the country. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I think that world is even a remote possibility, just that it doesn’t seem as crazy as it once did. Okay, sorry I rambled so much. I have wanted to share with you about that just because, it’s honestly a huge compliment even if I didn’t do a good job getting that across. Ok, now please more, more MORE!!!
Keep up the AMAZING job!
Date: June 30, 2018 11:35 am Title: Day One - 11 August 2007 - 13:27
I recently read this story as well as the only other Office related apocalypse story in existence, and it turns out that I kinda have a thing for this genre. This was definitely something different than most of the works published here, and for me personally, it was refreshing to read something new and not quite so Jim and Pam heavy.
Date: June 20, 2018 10:50 am Title: Day Four - 14 August 2007 - 18:44
Finally got a chance to sit down and read this and I LOVE IT. I love the darker elements of people dying, the initial confusion and worry as they try to figure out what’s going on, and I REALLY love how you’ve written Dwight. I also do appreciate the use of underutilized characters, because they are all so entertaining and have stories worthy of telling. I don’t mind the Oscar/Gil/Brian stuff at all but I will admit to wanting some Jim/Pam at the same level of intensity ;)
I do hope you’re able to complete this WIP, because it is as outstanding as anything else you’ve written and I enjoyed reading it so much. No pressure of course, but we will be here to read when you are ready to write some more!
Date: June 17, 2018 03:07 am Title: Day Four - 14 August 2007 - 18:44
Wow! I see this fic turning into some gigantic epic! I was wondering when the beard would make a welcome appearance...
Are you heading in the direction of Jim and Pam eventually leaving after a few years to an abandoned farmhouse... 😂 This is brillt! I love it!
Author's Response: You are en target! The idea is for JAM to make their escape after the sexual harassment ramps up a bit. With so much unrelieved testosterone in such a confined space, it's an inevitability.
Date: June 16, 2018 12:25 pm Title: Day Four - 14 August 2007 - 18:44
Okay, so double comment because I finished what you have posted: I LOVE drunk Pam beard rants, and might demand more. I will, however, wholeheartedly demand that if we get as much Oscar/Gil/Gay!Brian sex a continually, we’re gonna maybe need more Jim and Pam ;)
I will make a note of it! I am aiming for JAM to eventually leave the bunker, at which point the focus of the story would shift significantly.
If it isn't excessively unseemly (who am I kidding? of course it is), I will admit to being a bit burned out on writing vanilla hetero sex. I've been reading a ton of M/M fiction lately, so the threesome stuff was more fun to write.