Date: November 02, 2018 08:34 pm Title: Paper Faces on Parade
On a quick serious note, I really appreciate how Jim in your story picks up on the unrest in Mr and Mrs Beesly. I think Pam sees a lot of what she wants to see in certain areas of life and (my headcanon is that) she is the only one blindsided by her parents eventual split. I really like the subtlety there but still in canon with what we see on the show.
Okay, onto the party!
Oh, these two are too much in all the right ways. I love how it's adorable and awkward and STILL in character.
Poor Jim! And his defeated slump of the shoulders...
I love where I *think* this is going. Please please please say this is going where I think it is! :)
Date: November 02, 2018 08:27 pm Title: All Righty Then
There is SO much that I love about this story especially the part that takes me down memory lane. Because, Princess Bride is perfection and, to this day, Mr. Cupcake knows that he can say "As you wish" and I'm a puddle. :)
But I distinctly remember the Halloween that my boyfriend and four of our guy friends dressed as the Spice Girls. That was also when I discovered Purple Passion and the right way to apply eyeliner.
And as a former theater major I couldn't geek out more to Jim BEING the Phantom for Halloween. :)
I love how you wrote Larissa in this story. "I called dibs on the one who wore pants" is an amazing line. :)
Date: October 31, 2018 08:05 am Title: Paper Faces on Parade
Helene as Morticia/Elvira is INSPIRED. I can easily picture that in my head and it makes perfect sense.
Oh Jim. Poor High School Jim. I had that growing sense of dread as I was reading that Pam wasn’t going to be alone when he came back but that doesn’t mean it didn’t make me any less sad. Stupid Roy. He even ruins things in the past.
I love where this is going! Okay, so I don’t exactly know where it’s going but I am here for it and I am so excited to see what happens next.
Date: October 26, 2018 06:14 pm Title: All Righty Then
Don't trust Dwight's magic tricks. Just don't.
"Are you Elvis?" Ha! Way to go Kaitlin.
I love this Jim/Larissa/Mark friendship a lot. The banter is solid between the three of them, and really, who didn't want to be Spice Girl that year?
Author's Response: I wasn't planning on any more Mark/Jim/Larissa banter in this fic but it was fun to write so maybe one more blurb (or just more MJL in Future fics!)
Date: October 22, 2018 09:25 pm Title: All Righty Then
1997 seems about right. Hope you post your next chapter soon
Author's Response: I'm *technically* off a year if we go by the oft-cited birthdays for Jim and Pam, but then again those were never actually stated on the show so I think the dates can be fudged. Next chapter up!
Date: October 22, 2018 11:37 am Title: All Righty Then
Another great story NLM! I love revisiting Pam's Charlie Chaplin (Ha! Charlie Hitler!) --- it reminds me of what a chameleon Jenna Fischer is. Her different incarnations of Pam alone is pretty amazing, but Charlie Chaplin and Olive Oyl were quite fabulous too.
And bringing a Phantom of the Opera costume for Jim??!!!! Ohmygosh, I'm getting the shivers about masked encounters already! I'm hoping you have a self-imposed deadline of Halloween for the next two chapters. And times a-wasting My Dear NLM! God, I'm SO impatient! I apologize! I just LOVE your stories! :)
Author's Response: I'm just happy someone is looking forward to my stories despite by erratic update schedule! Next chapter is up. Let's see if I can get it finished by our contest deadline (I also have fantasies of updating a certain other story, but I need to not make promises with that one)
Date: October 20, 2018 04:07 pm Title: All Righty Then
This already looks promising. Can't wait to see where you go with it. Lots of fun to remember Pam's costume from her Pratt days as well as Jim's penchant for minimalism. I will admit I'm more looking forward to the scenes from high school though. Always lots of fun to play around with younger versions of the characters.
Author's Response: Yes, agreed writing high school Jim and Pam is fun, thanks for your comment!