Date: April 08, 2023 09:22 am Title: The Angel from my Nightmare
I usually try to avoid season 9 fanfics but this is so good! You got Jim’s mindset during that arc quite accurate I feel. Jim was a mix of wanting something more than his crappy office job and want something more for his little family. But at the same time miss his family so much that there is a part of him that want to throw it all away so he can just be with Pam and their kids. He wanted it all his dream job and the cookie-cutter-white-picket-fence family of four with the love of his life. There are only three people he would dress up for (Pam, Cece and Phillip). Love the parallel to Jack and Sally.
A jellybean for you!
Ah thank you so much! This was something new I had never done before in terms of an inner monologue, so glad you liked it!
Thanks for the review!
Date: March 31, 2022 04:21 pm Title: The Angel from my Nightmare
I'm not sure I recognize what's new - the third person or tacking season 9 - not an easy task I know, but you've done well getting at what he might have been going through and thinking and dreaming.
I appreciate that the Jim you write for this story believes he's doing this to give his family more but also knows there's the part of wanting to do more for himself - more than sell paper - something he can be proud of and be the best for them.
I can totally see the Halperts doing a Halloween Christmas and that this would be the time he would get into costume for them.
Good job here
It’s the first time I’ve written in first person or ever really done an inner monologue kind of thing, so I wasn’t sure how it would be received. But I’m glad that it’s come across well!
Thanks so much for the review :)
Date: March 31, 2022 03:33 pm Title: The Angel from my Nightmare
First off, OW. The Season 9 vibes are strong and painful. I feel like we don't necessarily get a great sense of how much *Jim* is worried that they're losing what they had, and seeing that in his eyes and expressed through all these classic Jam moments in chilling.
But also: the image of them dressed up in Nightmare Before Christmas costumes for actual Christmas is amazing, and feels like a Halpert family thing.
Author's Response: Thank you as always for the review! Glad I could give you that image of them all dressed up :)
Date: March 31, 2022 09:30 am Title: The Angel from my Nightmare
Woah. Shout out to me for being an actual beta, so proud.
I think I’ve only watched season 9 once, are you going to kill me if I admit that?! But I really like this look into the season 9 angst, I’m going to think of it as canon :) the problems will still continue but having this nice moment for them all warms my heart.
This is well written and I want you to give yourself a pat on the back, for you writing a first person fic and I know the tenses were a tricky one.
Your reward for another fic being posted is another oversharing fact, I guess? Should you choose to claim it, just let me know.. I’m sure I can rummage around in this bad beta brain of mine.
Please have more faith in yourself, I know I’ll then be out of a job but I guess it’ll finally be a job well done?
From your number one fan - a sleepy yellowberry22
Author's Response: It’s all taken back now. You just get worse and worse. Should you even be allowed on this site? I’m not so sure.
Date: March 31, 2022 07:13 am Title: The Angel from my Nightmare
Angst? Yes, please!
You did a really great job with this. It's nice to see Jim fearful about the things he's missing out on and how his success is actually failing his family (it certainly doesn't come across in canon, or at least as much as it should). It's painful knowing where this one leads but I really like what you did with NBC (one of my faves!) and him trying to do something small but meaningful for his family. The parallels between himself and Jack are great too. I feel for S9 Jim, I just wish we'd seen more of *this* side of him.
Thank you so much!! That’s so great to hear, especially from you - I feel you are very much the queen of angst. I was merely dipping my toe here, not sure I’ll be back too soon!
I Miss You is all about NBC, so when I rewatched it, I kind of felt Jack was restless like Jim and wanting more, so glad you liked those parallels.
I’ll be leaving the angst to you in the future I feel! But thank you so much for the review and lovely comments!
Date: March 31, 2022 06:02 am Title: The Angel from my Nightmare
This was really well written. Right in the depths of S9 angst and heartache for sure. To think that Jim wouldn't have been there for Christmas Eve was really a killer. The same with him thinking that he can't tell Pam any of these thoughts because she already has enough to deal with and he knows it's his fault. Very realistic in that regard.
Very glad for the lightheartedness of Halloween/Christmas. Very unexpected but still very cute. You can tell that here at home, with his family Jim feels complete. If only he'd have really listened to those feelings somewhat sooner. Great job with getting a lot of complex feelings woven throughout this one.
Author's Response: Thank you so much!