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Reviewer: tinydundie Signed [Report This]
Date: June 19, 2021 01:01 pm Title: Why Pam Gave Carol Stills a Call

Oh I forgot to add that the Creed moment was so good. 💗

Author's Response:

Gotta love Creed

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Reviewer: tinydundie Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: June 19, 2021 12:28 pm Title: Why Pam Gave Carol Stills a Call

“ Last but not least, Colin. The call was the shortest, basically telling him that there’s a “family emergency” and he needs to be home for Pam. Out of all of Athlead, Colin best understands, so he’s granted the time off.

“You didn’t have to lie to Colin,” Pam comforts.

Jim, nearing tears, simply says “I didn’t lie.””

Oof, this hit me in the feels.

I really like the Pam introspection in the last section so much. It makes total sense she would be thinking all of those things, regardless of what Jim really wants and the choice he made.

Very interested to see where you take this!

Author's Response:

Thank you!

To address your other point, yeah, this is a oneshot.  I never thought to add the call itself, but I could add some more material near the end, maybe later.  Glad you love the "I didn't lie" line, that was the bit I enjoyed writing the most.  

Reviewer: warrior4 Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: June 19, 2021 10:13 am Title: Why Pam Gave Carol Stills a Call

What I like about this is that it shows Jim and Pam's relationship wasn't just all of sudden healed by their hug and kiss in the parking lot. It still took a lot of time, effort, and even a little more pain to really work things out. But the honest kind of pain this time around. Good job getting into their heads and looking into motivations for them here.

Author's Response:

Many thanks!

I loved the fact that Jim's change in behavior made Pam rethink the entire Athlead period, but there wasn't any exploration as to how she got there so quickly, so I wanted to provide one.  At least they started talking after the parking lot, which the show never captures but is evident in how they interact.

Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: June 19, 2021 09:06 am Title: Why Pam Gave Carol Stills a Call

Yeah, I'm glad you got into this - this total swing in Pam's attitude is certainly plausible over the course of a year, but we're already seeing it start to happen by AARM, and that's a journey that feels very much worth exploring.

I also really appreciate you using the doc and Pam reflecting on it as the tipping point.

And the Creed moment was perfect.

Author's Response:

Thank you!

Yeah, my only thought was she never found out about the comments made in "New Guys," which of course, would put literally everything into perspective for her.  That would skyrocket anyone to have the sorts of doubts she has, especially realizing that she's basically regressed into her younger self, and seeing that firsthand would push her to call Stills.

Gotta love Creed.

Thanks for the review! 

Reviewer: grc73 Signed [Report This]
Date: June 19, 2021 02:10 am Title: Why Pam Gave Carol Stills a Call

This. Seriously, this fills such an important time period and yet has barely ever been explored. You’ve absolutely nailed it. You’ve captured S9 Pam brilliantly,

One small thing though, I was more of a Pete fan, Clark was disrespectful and didn’t deserve Jim’s desk, always narked me when he said that he “fought for that desk.” I absolutely loved Dwight when he did that.

Author's Response:

Very much appreciate it!  There was so much of S9 left unexplored that it pretty much gave me whiplash (on top of me not being a fan of the storyline) so I wanted to offer why Pam was so desperate to keep him in DM even after finding out there was nothing holding them back anymore.

Also, Clark *was* in the wrong for not giving up the desk.  I guess I sympathize because he's the only career-focused one in that entire place except for Jim, and even then he stops after "Livin' the Dream" LOL

Thanks for the review! 

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