Date: November 01, 2022 11:19 am Title: Step 1, Gather Ingredients
Very cute! I love it! Jim would be such a pleasure to have in the kitchen I am sure. Too bad Roy is such an oaf.
Thank you for the story!
Author's Response: Thank you. Lots more to come with this one so I'm glad you're here for it.
Date: October 29, 2022 08:57 am Title: Step 1, Gather Ingredients
Now that I have my computer back I can sit down to review this new one. First off this premise has a lot of potential for fun and for bringing these two to where they are meant to be.
But I'm not sure what Pam was thinking in wanting to do this with Roy...it's only fun when you work together - has potential to be quite the opposite when one of the potential cooks puts poker night ahead of his relationship.
'The way she was starting to hunch in on herself. How her voice didn’t have the same light confidence he reveled in when they planned a prank together. No, she was in full on Roy-mode now.' - Good description here.
Good thing there's Jim to pull her out of it. I have to mention that I did the cooking class thing with my spouse (as a one-off... we had fun but may not have made it through a series...I'm a little bossy and have high expectations)
Combo christmas gift and payback for driving lessons - nice but does this mean no teapot? I guess that's okay because I'm sure you'll be bringing lots of heartwarming moments in this fic (and I'm hoping some useable recipes too).
I'm looking forward to this premise too. I agree, we'll have a lot of fun.
Pam, bless her soul, is trying with Roy. But yeah, it's very one sided, thus her shrinking in on herself. So of course in steps Jim. Yes, I'm planning on a lot of quality heartwarming moments.
Thanks as ever for your detailed comments.
Date: October 29, 2022 07:04 am Title: Step 1, Gather Ingredients
Yay cooking class story!
I love the opening vision of Jim's immediate future, which under most circumstances must have played out exactly like he imagined. One of those things that make it clear why Jim hung in there so long. And the way he's rudely jerked back into the broader reality he's living in by Roy occupying the space he thinks of as his own (but that Roy must feel he has every right to) is poignant. (Also, love the call-forward to the vending machine prank.)
I like that Jim immediately leaps into action at the sight of disappointed Pam but doesn't immediately see the cooking class as an opportunity for him to step in. It's a big move, I feel like realistically it would take him a minute. And him framing it as payback for the driving lessons feels like a familiar exercise in carefully staying in bounds.
Looking forward to the cooking action!
Author's Response: It always seems to happen. Right when you think you know how things are going to go, life says nope. Glad you caught the call forward too. You picked up exactly what Jim was trying to do there. Not let Pam feel bad when he can help it, toe the line between being there for her and not showing his true feelings, and jumping on any opportunity to spend more time with her. Thanks for the review.
Date: October 28, 2022 04:21 pm Title: Step 1, Gather Ingredients
I know I am going to love this! MrsKHalpert was literally just telling me about your Cooking with Jan series! I can’t wait to read more! I love the set up and can’t wait to see how these two arrange everything platonically… getting to the class, splitting the meals, interacting with a bunch of probably romantically involved couples in the class… in so many ways we see how Jim and Pam are much better matched.. can’t wait to read your exploration of this aspect!
Author's Response: Glad you're here for this one! I love that you're already starting to pick up on some of the things that we'll explore with this one. Thanks for the review.
Date: October 28, 2022 03:50 pm Title: Step 1, Gather Ingredients
Oh Warrior, this is fabulous! I can’t wait to see how this unfolds…
Author's Response: Thank you! I've got a lot of fun ideas, should be a good time.
Date: October 28, 2022 02:25 pm Title: Step 1, Gather Ingredients
Good start to a new story! 👏
Please update soon! 🙏
Author's Response: Thank you. Hopefully I'll be able to get quick updates.
Date: October 28, 2022 12:54 pm Title: Step 1, Gather Ingredients
Very cute idea, looking forward to more!
Author's Response: Thank you. Should be a lot of fun.