Date: January 10, 2022 08:01 pm Title: Dry Spell
*That though the words had not yet been said officially, for richer or for poorer was how he loved her, and he would have Creed marry them in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot if need be. Jim was sure he had some kind of ordination and license to perform weddings.*
Okay. I would have loved to see this, haha
I like how you tackled the strain on their sex life that could have been going on at this time. And I see we also agree Cece was conceived after Michael sold the company ;)
Jim is what we call a mensch - well not quite always but with Pam he is, but as for Creed - well remember DJC (never know if I should write it as JDC or DJC) wrote a piece A Real Mensch - that was in part born out of this idea (and his talking head from the Fun Fun episode).
But yeah, me too.
As far as stress and sex goes, yeah I feel like this would be the time one would kind wreak havoc on the other - but resolve itself in the most beautiful way - Cece.
Thanks for binging through these but now that you have only one more I'm feeling the pressure to get another chapter written.
Anyway, big thanks for reading and reviewing.
Date: October 14, 2021 08:17 am Title: Dry Spell
An absolutely cracking chapter, Lady! Very engrossing and yet another satisfying read! I loved the link to 360T as well.
Glad you were satisfied. TWWS
I aim to please.
You caught that nod. Couldn't help myself. I'M kinda immersed in time travel right now as you know.
Thanks for popping in to review. Catch you in another timeline.
Date: October 12, 2021 08:54 pm Title: Dry Spell
Sorry I'm late on this review. Whenever I read a reference to Jim's nose, I get the giggles and have to go to Offsite Recommendations and reread Primae Noctis where the phrase "potato nose" was coined. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
Jam turning to jelly is in the same league.
I love how you always wind up on a tangent when reading...in a good way. As I respond I am looking at my Jim funco pop and I don't quite think they got the nose in the right proportion.
Anyway so glad you enjoyed and got the giggles - I did myself when writing - in particular the jelly line.
Thanks for the review- they are like my aphrodisiac - well I guess more like my post-coital smoke (or since I don't my smoke, cuddle - and now I'm off to read It had to Be You -the Harry Met Sally related AU)
Date: October 12, 2021 12:19 pm Title: Dry Spell
I have a funny feeling you might end up finding Hermione's time turner a bit more chaos than it's worth, Pam.
Okay, I *really* enjoyed how much you pulled all the different threads of Season 5 together in this - they end up weirdly separated in canon when they obviously would've still been playing out alongside each other and weighing on them. The new house, the changes in Pam's routine from New York, the new job, Jim's issues with Charles, the wedding planning - they all interact together really well here to produce, well, Cece.
And also always, I love the details you're coming up with for their relationship. The bit about Jim wanting extra pills for his extra nose and Pam teasing him about it just makes the whole thing feel really lived in. (And the idea of Creed marrying them in the parking lot has given me... an idea.) Also, turning them from Jam to jelly made me giggle.
The date - and how it ends up tying into Pam's expectations of men as set by Roy and exceeded/changed by Jim - is adorable. They're totally the couple that will flirt by double entendre right in front of someone they know, especially after it's been that long for them.
I thought you captured this well - how this change is a challenge for them, if not really a Challenge For Them in the sense that they'll face in other moments of their relationship, and how they ended up wrestling it (and each other) to the ground.
Glad to see this one updated! Now... about that time turner...
So true, but still.
SO I always get such a thrill from your reviews because you always notice and mention the bits that just tickled me when I wrote them and how you see the things I tried to show if not exactly tell. And you have such a poetic way of putting it... they all interact together really well here to produce, well, Cece.
(and how about that- usually it's the reviewer quoting the author and not the other way around but this was just so well said. That and the wrestling.
So I'm curious and anxious to see what your clever head is thinking of for Creed.
Thanks as always for your review and support.
And now that I broke the *dry spell* on updating this ...I can get back to that time turner...
Date: October 11, 2021 08:59 pm Title: Dry Spell
Nice job as always. Getting into the reasons why Pam might lose track of her meds, the pressures of everything going on right then fits well. I've read similar reasonings in other fics, but you did a great job in really fleshing it all out.
Same with Pam's headspace here. Her worries about Jim and his thoughts in regards to their dry spell. Clearly her previous relationship was casting a bit of a shadow there, but Jim being the guy he is, is able to diffuse some of those worries. Also nice that they were trying to get over their dry spell, but life kept happening. Very realistic there.
However finally they're able to break the spell and enjoy a nice afternoon, evening, and quite probably morning too. The double meaning with their conversations with Beth were just delightful. Always fun to see that Beth can kind of see through their ploys, but has the wherewithal to know when is and isn't her place to pry. Probably why she's their favorite server.
I figured there may be some similar tellings being that soon after is when they find out about the pregnancy but I imagine up until the upheaval that had them both a little frazzled they were being cautious and protected.
I do like to present the realism of life and love. And Roy - yeah he did a number on her - thankfully she fixed that mistake and is with Jim now.
Not a lot of Beth in this one, but she was busy and they were in a rush to get to round two.
Thank you for another encouraging review. Always great to hear.