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Reviewer: MrsKHalpert Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: January 05, 2024 01:42 am Title: Chapter 5

Ok your comment at the top had me like whaaattt and then I saw the review response, and coupled with the first line, I laughed so much!!
Loved this, glad they got to bang it out eventually, even if its not in Macy D's
And yay for Mark and Isabel too!!
Looking forward to the next chapter!

Reviewer: Receptionitis15 Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: January 04, 2024 01:36 pm Title: Chapter 5

An interesting progression! Love that Isabel considered locking them in the supply closet in McDonalds... and that those 2 got their opportunity as well. Glad Jim and Pam have managed to straighten things out - might be a bit of a messy aftermath for Jim & Karen but YAY for Jim and Pam! I like that it wasn't a whole big argument just a simple 'this is what I need from you' from Jim, think it highlighted that it was the main thing causing all this tension between them.

Reviewer: warrior4 Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: January 03, 2024 08:01 pm Title: Chapter 5

My condolences for your time of bereavement. Such times are always hard.

Getting into this chapter. I love that Mark and Izzy are in cahoots with each other. They clearly want what's best for their given friend. Sign of a good friendship right there. Always good to get some food and coffee into one's system. Things are usually better without an empty stomach and that get's the point across really well here.

A bit of an awkward moment there when Jim and Pam get into her bedroom. But for once, they're open and honest with each other. I really liked that you said they'd been hiding behind things like pranks or jinxes. They're clearly ready to be out in the open about everything and it seems to pay off with dividends right here. Really also loved the use of canon lines here. Sometimes the words they said on the show are really the best ones so why not put them into a new context. I've got a feeling the Jim's been wanting to let her hair fall around his hands for years. Thus the domino falls and they don't want to do anything to hold back once it does.

Then Mark and Izzy make their escape. Really like that they seem on the verge of getting together too. Great fun for sure.

Can't wait to see how this one wraps up.

Reviewer: New Hogfan Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: January 03, 2024 03:18 pm Title: Chapter 5

Yay you’re back!
Mark and Isabel were right to lock JAM up to
finally talk because communication was never JAM’s strong suit. 🤦r05;a92;a039;
I’m curious to see what happens with JAM when they get back to work and what will happen with Karen.
I guess that I’m in the minority but I never thought she was that attractive. I always found her to be rather bland looking. Please update soon! 🙏

Reviewer: New Hogfan Signed [Report This]
Date: October 17, 2023 05:53 pm Title: Chapter 4

Can we get an update soon?

Author's Response: Sorry for the delay, and an update is here! :)

Reviewer: Receptionitis15 Signed [Report This]
Date: August 07, 2023 11:26 am Title: Chapter 4

Love that they were both brought to the same McDonald's - nothing that a cheeky Macca's can't fix (including hopefully this relationship??) - look forward to the intervention!

Author's Response: Sorry for the delay in responding to this, absolutely, some glorious Isabel and Mark scheming is here!

Reviewer: afox Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: August 07, 2023 04:22 am Title: Chapter 4

Thanks si much for updating! Really enjoying this!!

Author's Response: So glad you are enjoying this and sorry for the delay in the next chapter!

Reviewer: MrsKHalpert Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: August 06, 2023 06:46 am Title: Chapter 4

I love a fic that gets Mark and Isabel together, so I’m hoping they get their own happy ending here too!
The idea of Pam dancing around with a happy meal toy cracked me up 🤣
Looking forward to Jim and Pam banging it out at Macy D’s…

Author's Response: Madam, please see the pre-chapter notes for chapter 5 regarding your last sentence.

Reviewer: maryc Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: August 05, 2023 05:33 pm Title: Chapter 1

I love the twist of Isabel and Mark, I just know this is going to be good!! Can't wait for more chapters...hurry please!

Reviewer: New Hogfan Signed [Report This]
Date: August 04, 2023 05:12 pm Title: Chapter 4

I’m liking the potential of Isabel and Mark,
and how they think alike when it comes to their friendships. I agree that what JAM really needs is
a meeting of the minds to clear the air between them and to be upfront about what they are truly thinking,
and how to move forward because right now they are
stuck in place like they were in canon. So they are making themselves miserable.

Author's Response: I think we need a bit of angsty JAM to move things along, oh and it will move things along... ;)

Reviewer: warrior4 Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: August 04, 2023 01:46 pm Title: Chapter 4

You're welcome for the surname for Mark. Glad you found it helpful. The fact that both Izzy and Mark had the same idea to get Jim and Pam sobered up is wonderful. A late-night meal and a friendly shoulder to lean on are just the things they need for sure. The fact they know each other is just a bit of icing on the cake. I love how they have Pam and Jim's best interests in mind through all this too. Can't wait to see what happens, though there is still Karen to deal with. Nice job.

Author's Response: Thanks Warrior!  A new chapter is up, the Karen fallout will follow in the final chapter, which I hope won't take me 5 months to finish!

Reviewer: AmeliaHalpert Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: August 04, 2023 01:10 pm Title: Chapter 4

This is the most DELICIOUS piece of candy to read! So enjoyable!! Love the play between Iz and Pam and absolutely adorable to have flirty banter with Mark!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, I am so glad you are enjoying it!  A new chapter is finally up!

Reviewer: Maxine Abbott Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: July 21, 2023 05:24 am Title: Chapter 3

Yeah sounds just about right Jim being ready to flee again. But I loved the 'when versus if' observation. Very telling...I'm glad Pam said her bit about him not misinterpreting but more glad Jim has Mark in his ear, telling him what is clearly right in front of him ...but because after CN he put on blinders and he can't see it. Go where are they going?

Author's Response: Thanks Max, all will become clear very soon…(and it may not be where you expect… no DM parking lots involved, haha)

Reviewer: afox Signed [Report This]
Date: July 19, 2023 03:39 am Title: Chapter 3

Can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Thanks so much, it’s on its way!

Reviewer: New Hogfan Signed [Report This]
Date: July 18, 2023 11:15 am Title: Chapter 3

It looks like Pam was right in that Jim thinks of her when he’s with Karen, which is further proof that Karen was just a distraction for him.
Jim really is immature when it comes to not getting what he wants so it’s nice to see he has a friend who can see right through Jim’s BS.
Mark was right that Karen made the choice to go to Scranton, even if Jim led her on. Yes Jim was using Karen, but she let him use her by staying with him after Jim admitted to having feelings for Pam.
Jim was not obligated to stay with Karen just like Pam wasn’t obligated to stay with Roy.

Author's Response: Thanks so much NH, and I absolutely agree on Karen, which should help unpicking that gordian knot. 

Reviewer: warrior4 Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: July 17, 2023 05:33 pm Title: Chapter 3

So the first part, Jim wanting to run. Yeah, that tracks. When he gets scared he runs. At this point in his life Jim is rarely the kind of guy to stand his ground. He has his moments, like Casino Night, but when things don't pan out he runs and then lets life steamroll over him. This feels similar, but at the same time not quite the same. In large part due to what Pam says right there as he's leaving.

HUGE props to her for being so honest and trying to break through the metric butt ton of ice that is still between them. I mean a lot of it's already smashed and melting, but there's still a significant amount in the way that needs blasting away for sure.

Then it's time for Jim to get some much needed perspective. Really like the conversation he has with Mark. A no-nonsense buddy who blows right past all the bullshit because he really does care. And also probably is sick of all of Jim's sob stories. Feels like the continued kick in the ass Jim needs. But where are we off to now? Can't wait to find out.

Author's Response: I am so delighted with the response to “my” Mark - I thought from the little we saw of him at the BBQ that he could be a bit of this sort of character, they’d been friends since college and sharing a place after all. I absolutely agree that he has heard enough of Jim mooning after Pam for so long that he sees an opportunity to change it. And he may have some help…

Reviewer: AmeliaHalpert Signed [Report This]
Date: July 17, 2023 05:16 pm Title: Chapter 3

Omg omg omg… I was so excited to see a new chapter come out!!! And short, yes, but did not disappoint! Love he went to talk to Mark, perfect way to sort out some of it since Mark heard all about Pam. More more soon!! (Yes, I am greedy)

Author's Response: Thank you so much and more is coming!

Reviewer: WithaY Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: July 17, 2023 04:04 pm Title: Chapter 3

Ohhhh I like this!!! So sorry this is only my first review!! It’s so good! I love that Jam’s sexual frustration has built up to this! And thank you Pam for being honest this time!!! I’m hoping that once Jim changes his boxers and finishes his talk with Mark he realizes that he needs to try this thing with Pam… “when we actually have sex, not if”.. and you’re thinking about her when you’re with Karen? Come on Jim! I love your Mark… I wish he was a character in canon we saw more frequently. Can’t wait to read more— interested to see what you do with the “logistics” of Karen, which is always so cringe. Yes, I do feel bad for her— but she has to be a casualty of Jam. Great work!!

Author's Response: Please, no need to apologise, I really appreciate the review and your comments!  You are absolutely right about Karen and the minefield of writing the consequences of Jim’s realisation. I am giving it a lot of thought as to how I approach it. The “easy” option would be to have her cheat on him (and I’ve seen that done very well in other fics) but I don’t think she would, she’s pretty keen. I think someone is going to get hurt and there is no way around it…

Reviewer: MrsKHalpert Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: July 17, 2023 01:46 pm Title: Chapter 3

Ok am I glad that Mark was there to talk some sense into Jim because, man I could not take the angst in the first half! I really like how you write Mark, he made me chuckle.
Very glad Jim got to clean himself up though.
Looking forward to the next chapter!!

Author's Response: Why thank you!  I always felt Mark was a bit Chandleresque... We can't have Jim wandering around with jizz in his pants, can we? That sounds like it would be terribly uncomfortable!

Reviewer: Maxine Abbott Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: July 05, 2023 04:34 am Title: Chapter 2

Nothing like a heated session of angry truths to be engage all the pent up desire these two have for each other. Getting shades of Fleetwood Mac and Daisy Jones as Jim accuses her of a Karaoke attack. And her line "I was doing Karaoke..." - loved that.

You did well at having them get to much of what they hadn't been able to say before... the lines about giving her no time to process and the waiting in particular. Now it is odd to hear Jim curse (but only because its a non-no on network so not used to it) but it seems like a natural response when trying not to act on what eventually happens anyway.

A terrible mess indeed but one we are all waiting for.

Author's Response: Awww Max, you know I absolutely LOVED Daisy Jones and The Six, and I'm a FM fan as well (lucky enough to see the full original line up at the O2 in London in 2014, before people were sacked or died.)

I don't think this is anything not seen in fics before but this feels like an appropriate fix to right a writers' wrong I always felt was done at Phyllis's wedding and beyond.

Reviewer: MrsKHalpert Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: June 25, 2023 02:14 pm Title: Chapter 2

Oh Jim, seems like you've got a bit of a messy situation...well, everywhere.
Looking forward to what's coming next!

Author's Response:


More mess, I promise!

Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed [Report This]
Date: June 25, 2023 01:44 pm Title: Chapter 1

Another great chapter! Jim will have more to think about later then hot, clothed, wall sex (HCWS). Hopefully he remembers all that was said and not just HCWS. When the chapter ended where it did I was as frustrated as Dwight with a stapler stuck in jello. More please.

Author's Response: Thank you!  Oh, Jim's thinking very hard (TWSS) about the HCWS. And an old friend is going to help him... (no, not like that; talk therapy!)

Reviewer: New Hogfan Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: June 25, 2023 10:01 am Title: Chapter 2

It’s good to see this story back.
I loved seeing Pam stand up for herself to Jim.
She was right about Jim not having a right to judge her about Roy since was being hot and cold with her while shoving Karen in her face. Please update soon.

Reviewer: warrior4 Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: June 25, 2023 09:35 am Title: Chapter 2

Kinda figured that they'd have a big moment like this. The kind of excited, buzzed, argument that ends up in them aggressively making out like that. Hey rom-com tropes exist for a reason after all.

Though now that the dam has broken, there's no going back from it. Even more than back on Casino Night, the cards are out on the table, and they can only play the hand. What happens later when the booze wears off and the reality of their situation hits will prove just as dramatic, I think. For now, though they seem to just want to simply live in the moment.

Author's Response: Thanks Warrior!  And you are absolutely right, no going back, although they may need to both go on a little detour before the happy ending.

Reviewer: AmeliaHalpert Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: June 25, 2023 09:07 am Title: Chapter 2

Oh my my my…. M well earned and fantastically done. Great push/pull with their argument and all the intensity had no where to build but there.

Author's Response: Thank you. Some serious release was needed by those two I think. And we're not done yet...

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