Date: November 26, 2023 10:12 pm Title: Home Sweet Home
Going into this one I figured it was going to be rough. That thus Pam didn't call off the wedding seemed to have triggered a whole new series of events for sure. That somethings stayed the same but other are drastically different makes sense. The phone call with Jim going cold, Jim coming back then leaving so soon. Ouch. Makes sense but still ouch. One thing that didn't seem to change is Roy. He's the same guy who takes her for granted at every opportunity. Jerk.
But then to find out she and Roy bought the old Halpert home? Holy crap. No wonder she's stressed out. I mean seriously how many skeletons are in her closet? All in all it seems like a continuation of the previous Pam/Roy relationship. Grand plans that either don't come true or take forever.
What is interesting is the things from the real world that seem to be sneaking through. The burn on her hand and Jim's list of what's really important. Really looking forward to seeing if more things like that will make it through as well and what it'll mean for her.
Also heartbreaking to hear of her difficulties in getting pregnant. Feels again that Roy wasn't any help in the whole thing. Regardless of anything having to go through all that multiple times must have been soul crushing.
Feels like things are going to get a bit worse before they ever get better though.
Date: November 17, 2023 06:57 pm Title: Missed Calls
First off, loved the Christopher's reference there. Well done. Needed to cover the really important bit of the review first off.
Oof, Pam's in a way here for sure. Kind of felt like a shifting through to an alternate reality thing there in the bathroom with Roy's voice. And from that brief bit it seems like he hasn't changed. More worried about himself than her. Which of course is in direct contrast to Jim. Multiple calls and voicemails wondering what's going on. Offering to be on the first flight home. Yeah, big difference there. What I also found really interesting was that Alternate Pam was able to throw some snark back at Roy. So that version of her has some moxie to her for sure. Makes me wonder what else is in store for Alternate Pam and what's all going to happen.
The final bit about how she'll miss even the ugly clown picture is telling. Moves are always hard for sure. Transitions are challenging. Especially this one. To move away from all the support systems she's known her entire life to somewhere completely new? Yeah, that's a lot to take in. Transitions have never really been Pam's strong points either. Usually she comes through them stronger than when she started, but the process tends to be hard for her. I'm seeing that here in spades.
Date: November 10, 2023 07:08 am Title: Closing Time
I always kind of thought Pam was suffering
from depression when she was with Roy,
and I have to say that sometimes Jim didn’t help
matters like with the way he treated her when he came up from Stamford and even when jim started the job in Philly, and blamed Pam for missing the dance recital when Jim made the decision to
miss it.I’m also wondering if it’s not really a
bug that is making Pam sick. 🤔
Author's Response: Thanks for the review,,, gotta agree with that observation...and you could be on to something...stay tuned...
Date: November 10, 2023 05:48 am Title: Closing Time
First of all, welcome back. Glad to have you posting again. Second a quick little typo I saw there. "Let it Be" as opposed to "Let it Go." I'm sure Else could belt out the Beatles with the best of them though. Also, did you set up a camera in my family van? Frozen and Cars are the two movies we have on repeat in there ever since our copy of How To Train Your Dragon died.
Okay onwards to meat of this. Absolutely a feeling of dread starting to build. Especially with the story description. Waiting to see how it will all start to play out and how Pam will respond is leaving me on pins and needles. So a great set up that's leaving me craving more. Lots of great details woven throughout as well. Looking forward to more as always.
HUGE BRAIN FART...Thanks for letting me know about Let it Go - hey I'm poet...
There will be lots a stuff woven through this one - Looking forward to hearing what you think... Thanks for your interest and review.