Date: October 10, 2022 08:28 pm Title: i'd want you to know
Beautiful take on the Australia trip.
Date: December 27, 2020 01:09 pm Title: i'd want you to know
To simply say I loved this story would be like saying Mozart wrote good music.
To take his two greatest fears and have him experiencing them both together.
That email had to be the most romantic thing I've ever read.
I love how you end with them talking and developing an intimacy through sharing their experiences and words.
Thanks for writing this and sharing it with us.
Date: December 24, 2020 12:03 am Title: i'd want you to know
I don’t even have words. I love this so much. The whole concept that Jim would face one his biggest fears head on because it paled to watching Pam get married. This is quite possibly the best twist on his Australia trip to ever exist.
Also, P.S. are Australian taxis known for being sketchy? Is that a thing? Like where do we sit on a scale to me almost getting murdered in a Russian “cab”?
Date: December 22, 2020 09:44 am Title: i'd want you to know
Lovely! Exactly what I needed to read right now
Date: December 22, 2020 07:03 am Title: i'd want you to know
Well this was precious. Wow. I want to go back and reread it right away, but I have to be honest, your descriptions of fear of flying hit a little too close to home, and I felt all the anxiety I normally feel on planes right in my own home. So maybe I'll re-read it tomorrow instead, but it was just delightful.
Date: December 22, 2020 04:42 am Title: i'd want you to know
Oh, that was lovely! I admit that I have a soft spot for suffering Jim, and this story is perfection.
I probably like the email part the most :)
Thank you for writing this story!
Date: December 22, 2020 03:32 am Title: i'd want you to know
Oh, AG. I love how you took this super cute song and made it into something so very them. Perfect.
Date: December 21, 2020 11:43 pm Title: i'd want you to know
Oh, this is awesome.
I *love* the interaction of his fear of flying and fear of rejection going from planning to conquer the former to give in to the latter to the former inspiring him to challenge the latter.
Drunken Pam is my favorite Pam, and I maintain a firm belief that drinking more would've shortened their angsty years considerably. So I really like the idea that drunk Pam might not QUITE have had enough guts to say anything big, but still loosened her inhibitions enough to talk to him just because she wanted to.
The email is just lovely and gorgeously detailed and natural. I also 100% buy that Jim, having spent years of his life wrestling with this, would've been much more eloquent via the written word than having to say something on the spot in the moment.
The airport reunion is SPOT ON. The idea that he accidentally transferred his fear of flying to her is very, VERY Pam.
Also, this is making me nostalgic for air travel. Remember air travel?
Date: December 21, 2020 10:49 pm Title: i'd want you to know
This was wonderful! At first you had me going with Pam leaving Casino Night early, thus Jim's declaration and The Kiss never happened. Which of course would then send Jim off around the world. You painted his fear of flying against his fear of watching her be with someone else wonderfully.
Now lets talk about that email. Just wow. All the little things he wants to say and do. All the moments he wants to experience with her. All the love and adoration just come pouring out. If he thought he would actually send that email, I'm sure none of it would have been typed. However the thought that it would just sit there gave him courage. A twist of fate sent it on its way.
Nice job to skip over most of Australia. He went there to get a little lost and if feels like that for sure.
And then there she is. Ready and waiting for him and she just throws her arms around him. And Jim despite jeg-lag and exhaustion throws his own arms around her. There's nothing else for it. His world is spinning around but there's this on thing holding him down and it's her.
Then to make sure it's not some dream born of desperation and to many time zone changes there she is when he wakes up. Beautiful, simple, loving, and with a mound of pancakes to boot. Beautiful image.
Great job as usual. This was wonderful.
Date: December 21, 2020 09:10 pm Title: i'd want you to know
This is so great! I love the idea of "old tech" where people emailed and wifi was too expensive to use and weird things happened with email. It's angsty and fluffy and it's so easy to imagine how desperate Jim feels. I really enjoyed this story.
Date: December 21, 2020 09:08 pm Title: i'd want you to know
AG. I love that Jim is terrified of flying, but he was even more terrified of seeing Pam get married. And the fact that he never meant to send that email is perfect. It makes Pam's reaction so much more genuine. And then Pam and Jim at his house. Ugh. There's literally no other word except perfection.
Date: December 21, 2020 09:07 pm Title: i'd want you to know
Excuse me while I print out his email to her and frame it so I can put it on my bedside table and read it when I’m sad.
It’s no surprise to anyone, AG, but this was absolutely amazing. From his email to their reunion back home to the freaking pancakes for dinner when he wakes up. Ughhhhh so, so good.
Date: December 21, 2020 09:02 pm Title: i'd want you to know
Print this out and hang it in the Lourve instead of the Mona Lisa
Date: December 21, 2020 08:57 pm Title: i'd want you to know
You fellas on here are breaking me down. Seriously. I’m feeling too many emotions.
First of all “I want to bring you soup when you’re sniffly, and chocolates when you’re sad, and pizza just because” - that’s all I want. That’s it.
Secondly, and more importantly, I think I can see myself in Jim right now. I’ve written many emails and notes and never hit send, and this story is making me rethink it all. This constant fear of being rejected, and losing a close friend, is so overwhelming. But perhaps it’s better to get it all out in the open.
This is definitely one of the most pleasing endings to a story I’ve read so far. I was worried that Pam would marry Roy and Jim would be miserable, but that didn’t happen, and thank god.
All in all, writers like you certainly make me rethink my own actions, and I believe that is a very powerful weapon to wield. This was amazing.
Date: December 21, 2020 08:51 pm Title: i'd want you to know
This is the kind of warm and fuzzy story that I love to read on here. It was so sweet, and the way she reacts when she sees him at the airport was perfect. I loved how he accidentally sent the email and now I'm interested in what the price of airline wifi in the mid-2000s would be because I bet it was astronomical for what you get for the price.
I am adding this song to my "need to listen to asap" playlist and will probably be smiling the whole time thinking about this cute fic!