Date: October 11, 2019 02:32 am Title: Chapter 5
What a lovely end to this story! Although, I’m a little sad to see it end... It’s so nice to have a version where they work their way towards each other so much earlier & without all the angst. Kelly was definitely the MVP of this story. Her matchmaker skills clearly paid off.
Date: October 11, 2019 01:30 am Title: Chapter 5
This last chapter was really sweet. I did kind of like that there was still an element of will they/won't they even though I kinda figured we'd be heading to the resolution we did. Still this chapter, like this story has been a fun ride.
You captured the inherent sweetness they have for each other along with a lot of the "I just met this person and I like them but do they like me," kind of vibe that really does fit them meeting for the first time like this. I really liked how Pam pulled out the stops with the new top and it had its intended effect. The kiss there at the end was just all sorts of the right kind of sweet and steamy. Great visual right there.
Lots of fun with this one. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.
Date: October 07, 2019 02:19 pm Title: Chapter 4
Ooooh. I love insightful Larissa stories! Also, Jim feels very in character despite the fact that we've never seen him in canon not aware of his interest in Pam. Good work teasing out his other personality quirks to make that work.
Date: October 06, 2019 05:23 pm Title: Chapter 4
Lots of interesting conflicting things going on. I liked how Larissa was there to help Jim figure a few things out. Kelly too, in her own particular kind of way. It's been interesting to see how you've spun this tale. Looking forward to seeing how it all wraps up.
Date: October 06, 2019 02:03 pm Title: Chapter 1
Annnnd, I always love a masterful telling of the same story with two totally different perspectives. Pam running away when it gets a bit too intense and scary for her, and Jim assuming that she's running because she doesn't like him. Great job!
Date: October 06, 2019 02:01 pm Title: Chapter 4
Oh, I am SOOO enjoying this! Kelly's involvement is giving this such a junior high flavor, coupled with Pam's inexperience with adult flirtation. It really is a totally different experience with Pam having the crush first, but Jim is falling fast too. I am looking forward to Pam owning her feelings, rather than being dashed around in the waves. But this is all so very sweet -- I love it!
Date: October 06, 2019 01:20 pm Title: Chapter 4
Perceptive Larissa is the best version of Larissa. It was sweet to see Jim consider how he felt about Pam a little deeper due to his sister’s prying. Kelly can always be counted on to help spread information around the office. It’s nice to know Jim can identify his jealousy. Looking forward to the next chapter and seeing how these crazy kids resolve things!
Date: September 30, 2019 05:01 am Title: Chapter 3
This is so sweet. Of course Pam doesn’t recognize what a crush feels like after all her monotony with Roy... It’s really fun to see this swap - Pam instantly smitten & Jim a little oblivious. I always appreciate a good take on Pam’s friendship with Kelly too.
Date: September 29, 2019 03:58 pm Title: Chapter 3
So a few twists and turns here. A lot of the classic JAM elements we all know and love. Jelly bean eating at the reception desk, partners in crime against Dwight, and even a little bit (maybe a lot a bit) of the shyness one can sometimes see in Pam during the early seasons. Then the twist that Katy is involved. This could prove to be an interesting development.
That Kelly is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to getting our favorite pair of idiots together should also be a treat to read. Lots of good introspection on Pam's part here. Looking forward to getting some more of Jim's take on things next time around.
Date: September 24, 2019 12:02 pm Title: Chapter 1
Oh, I like this! And with Pam being single, the trajectory of the story is wide-open! I love being surprised by developments and this certainly has that potential. As stated by several others, your characters are all spot-on! Even Pam being a tiny bit mean rings true as a shield from her own attraction to Jim. Very cute set-up! :)
Date: September 21, 2019 08:25 pm Title: Chapter 2
Yay more! "not only was Ryan kind of a douche, he was weird too"--this is so accurate. Also, I like that you went to the reverse-angle rather than just a continuation of the previous storyline. Looking forward to seeing whose POV we get next, and where this goes.
Date: September 19, 2019 09:31 pm Title: Chapter 2
Oh my goodness - that line about the manager having the hots for Ryan... Too real, too funny. I just keep picturing early S3, “but that’s nothing compared to the way Michael has been looking at me” when Ryan takes Jim’s desk.
Jim’s assessment of Ryan feels fairly accurate. It’s nice to know he’s still fairly true to character in this universe. I’m looking forward to seeing Jim fall for Pam in this world too!
Date: September 19, 2019 07:02 pm Title: Chapter 1
I can’t wait to see how this story continues amazing set up and poor Jim being the butt of kinda a low key funny joke by Pam hopefully this leads to some adorable moments for them.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Date: September 19, 2019 05:33 pm Title: Chapter 2
I like this different take on things. Jim knowing right away she's engaged does color things a little differently. He's open to friendship, but it's not the love at first sight type of thing we normally associate with in canon. Still I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out now that Pam is single. Well done as always.
Date: September 17, 2019 10:24 pm Title: Chapter 1
A Pam who has an awareness that she’s attracted to Jim is a Pam I can get behind! It’ll be interesting to see how aware of it Jim is...
The end with Roy felt fairly organic - I can picture that, & him breaking down with Pam in that way. It’s always nice to have Roy out of the way fairly quickly. Fingers crossed he stays out of the way.
Looking forward to seeing where you go with this!
Author's Response: Thanks JB!
Date: September 17, 2019 06:45 pm Title: Chapter 1
I'm so glad you decided to make this a whole thing and not a oneshot. I like the contrast between Pam not cheating and Roy cheating, and I like the dynamic you set up with Kelly, Pam, Ryan, and Jim (and nice use of BJ & John's past as a hook). Looking forward to more.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I shamelessly used everything for this story. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's fun writing Pam with a crush and Jim a bit clueless.
Date: September 16, 2019 11:52 pm Title: Chapter 1
Now this is an interesting premise. Lots of fun to see this version of how Jim and Pam met. Part of me thinks there will be more drama with Roy ahead. Considering all the pairings in the story description I'm sure there will be drama with Jim and other women too. Still this has a lot of potential. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this.
Author's Response: Thanks warrior! Yes this story has already grown beyond my intentions so who knows what other drama awaits. I always appreciate your thoughtful comments.