Date: July 06, 2020 01:35 am Title: Saturday, October 5, 1997
“our bench” Our. OUR. How is this story so cute?! I’ve missed it. I love your bench scenes.
Oh stop. It gets better! Ugh. My heart. There’s nothing quite like young requited love!
A cheesy dance invitation? And yes Jim is the biggest romantic sap in the world and I am right there with him!
Your end note is so precious! Obviously it worked out okay! I remember being so nervous when I was dating my husband because I feel like I say “I love you” way too often in casual conversation to my friends and I was worried I would do the same thing to him and it would be awkward. My boyfriend when I was like 17 said it at the end of our first date (we were friends first so it wasn’t like we didn’t know each other but still) and I freaked out! I said it back because I had no idea what else to say and my diary from that night is hilarious. Sorry not sorry for this rambling review?
Date: July 05, 2020 07:02 pm Title: Saturday, October 5, 1997
Are you trying to give us all diabetes with how sweet this chapter is? Cause if so you've absolutely succeeded. The build up to everything, just a seemingly normal day of getting coffee and tea, just sitting on a bench, and then the big moment. I'm sure Jim was sweating bullets. Especially giving her that necklace and poem. Seems just the sort of cheesy overly romantic cliche thing Jim would do and that Pam would love. I loved it I'll tell you that much.
Author's Response: Mission accomplished! It definitely is a total Jim move!
Date: June 14, 2020 06:11 am Title: Thursday, October 2, 1997
Just got caught up from 1996 Pam! I love how you captured how that first bit of college freedom feels combined with that first stage of a new (old) relationship! So perfect. I’m looking forward to Pam continuing to gain her confidence!
Author's Response: It's been so fun to write. I love capturing these moments.
Date: June 05, 2020 03:50 am Title: Thursday, October 2, 1997
This was fluffy and lovely and adorable. I’m with Pam, little sisters are far more bearable when you’re not under the same roof as them...
I’m so here for this early relationship bliss.
Author's Response: It's incredibly fun to write this fluff and early relationship bliss. It's comforting.
Date: June 04, 2020 03:38 am Title: Thursday, October 2, 1997
Awww, even if there's 'nothing too exciting' in Pam's life, they're so adorable and cozy with each other! I'm here for it!
And I agree with Pam — staring at Jim all day not a bad thing :)
Author's Response: I'm so happy you're enjoying the story just as much as I am writing it!
Date: June 03, 2020 05:30 pm Title: Thursday, October 2, 1997
Very cute. Nice to see them just enjoying spending time with each other. I kinda liked that Jim was able to catch a peek of the diary. Perfect comeback for him. Keep doing everything you're doing Jim.
I also like that Pam wants to make sure they're both on the same page about things. Keep communicating like that. Can't wait to hear what happens after this dorm dance.
Author's Response: I love forcing them to actually communicate with one another. So different from a lot canon where they seem to forget to communicate the important things.
Date: May 07, 2020 10:12 am Title: Sunday, September 28, 1997
I love this chapter so much! They both are so adorable and happy - well, the way I prefer my Jam :)
Author's Response: Me too:) although I keep adding angst into the mix in my stories, so I don't know what that's about!
Date: May 07, 2020 03:45 am Title: Sunday, September 28, 1997
I love how they kind of slipped from friends to a couple, but didn’t talk about it... That’s very cute. Nice to have it cleared up though and to have them officially on the same page.
Author's Response: It definitely took them a bit to get there!
Date: May 06, 2020 05:22 pm Title: Sunday, September 28, 1997
Very cute. Pam pausing to run to Jim's room to ask that was adorable. They're just lovely together. Jim being the first one to say he loves her seems fitting. As does her mild freak out. It's a much nicer freakout this time around don't get me wrong.
Some things happened? Ok, I'll just use my imagination on that one, but I think it's at least safe to say they're doing a bit more than just making out now. Nice images there. Still loving how much fun college age Pam is having with Jim back in her life.
Author's Response: This Pam is much better than the Pam with Roy.
Date: May 05, 2020 03:42 am Title: Monday, September 8, 1997
I think they’re right about the bench too!
Ahh, nothing is more butterfly inducing than lots of handholding early on in a relationship. This was so, so sweet!
Author's Response: It's the standard will they/or will they not mentality for sure! Thank you so much!
Date: May 04, 2020 06:12 pm Title: Monday, September 8, 1997
Much more mature version of Pam here. Yes relationships take work, but the good ones are the relationships where you want to put in the work. When you do that the rest comes naturally. As this is seeming to do. Lovely update.
Author's Response: Love your thoughts here. Thank you for reading!
Date: May 03, 2020 08:26 pm Title: Sunday, September 7, 1997
Ahhhh! Yay! Go Pam! This was all kinds of adorable! What a build up to get them to this point, but I feel like there’s a lot of great stuff still to come...
Author's Response: So much build up ahah. I'm glad we're getting to the good stuff!
Date: May 03, 2020 06:27 pm Title: Sunday, September 7, 1997
I've finally caught up on this fic and YAY they've kissed, etc.!!!
You've done a great job transitioning high school Pam to college Pam in your writing. She still sounds young, but definitely more mature (and yet, a ways to go!).
And I love 'When Harry Met Sally'!
Thanks for writing!
Author's Response: Finally kissed part 2! But way better this time! Thank you for reading and for the awesome feedback on my writing!
Date: May 03, 2020 04:12 pm Title: Sunday, September 7, 1997
I have only one critique of this chapter. We seem to go backwards in time. Last chapter it was September and now it's August again. Just something that stuck out.
Other than that, absolutely lovely. Jim bringing a chick flick is a great move by him. Though he could have probably brought any movie and I doubt they would have watched much of it, keyed up as they were. Yeah, just a good fun chapter here. Can't wait to see where they go from here on out.
Oh shoot thank you for that catch! I fixed the date!