Penname: Talkative Real name:
Member Since: May 08, 2008

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"It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to." ~ Jean-Luc Goddard

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Summary: Past Featured StoryJim and Pam on familiar ground. Spoilers (perhaps) up to mid-Season 4.
Categories: Present, Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11996 Read Count: 74190 ePub Downloads: 9
[Report This] Published: December 28, 2007 Updated: September 09, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: September 09, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Clairvoyance

::attempts to approach you in a cool, collected, un-Kelly-like fashion::

::probably fails::

So, uh, hi. First off, I have the biggest fanfiction crush on you in the history of all fanfiction crushes ever. I decided to start posting here after I read Talk and Prelude (erm, particularly Talk, hence the penname).

Second, thank you so much for finishing this story. I've read each of your stories repeatedly, and I was in the habit of forgetting that this one wasn't completed. Something of a letdown, yes, but then I'd just go read Talk again, and everything would be better. Or at least, you know, smuttier. Same difference?

Again, like everything else you've shared with us here, shows that you have a remarkable gift for language, phrasing, and characterization. The tension and humor are perfect. It floors me every single time I read your work. You should either be writing for the show or letting us know when your novel comes out.

Congratulations on your new little one. I'm sure life is hectic, but do drop in now and again, okay? If it would be of any help, know that you have a willing collaborator. Plus, I'm pretty sure that, working together, we could seriously make NanReg faint. And that would be awesome. :)

Author's Response:

Thank you Talkative!  I've been away for a while, so I'm afraid I had no idea that someone liked Talk enough to take a pen name based on it.  What an amazing compliment, to go with all the other pretty compliments you've paid me here!

I've just read Shotgun Wedding, which well deserves its pretty blue ribbon.  If you can guarantee that NanReg will do some comedy fainting, I'd love to collaborate with you on a story some time.  

Summary: Why does he always have to say things that make her think of a hundred different 'what ifs'? How come half a minute of staring at him has suddenly made her rethink all her future plans?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1291 Read Count: 1719 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: April 24, 2008 Updated: April 24, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: October 04, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hey, you. I came in here to read (& re-read) the rest of your stuff after my third pass through "Feeling Green..." and I came across this. It's great - I love how you're handling Pam's confusion. There are a million little possibilities for what she was thinking/feeling during season two, aren't there?

This needs finishing. I will totally sic NanReg on you.

Author's Response: This is SO OLD, haha. I never got back in the mood and never figured out where to take this next. I was still testing the Jim/Pam waters at this point. Maybe I\'ll come back some day =)

Summary: How a little courage and honesty finally gave them both what they wanted.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Past, Episode Related
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Inner Monologue, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 31928 Read Count: 55414 ePub Downloads: 4
[Report This] Published: April 28, 2008 Updated: September 25, 2008
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Date: June 06, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Hope is the thing with feathers

"I’ll take forever to decide to act and then do something totally impulsive." My stars! It's Jim in one sentence. Someone get this lady a Dundie. Enjoying this thoroughly. Keep going.

Author's Response: Thanks! Ooh, my own Dundie. Now that would be cool.

Summary: There's a bit the documentary crew didn't catch in the finale. (Spoilers for S4 Finale)

Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4241 Read Count: 7602 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: May 16, 2008 Updated: July 11, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: July 11, 2008 Title: Chapter 2: Cheese on Toast

Moxie, this is marvelous. Thank you so much for adding another installment. The dialog is pitch-perfect Jim and Pam through and through. Please don't stay away for so long next time.

Author's Response: What kind remarks - thank you, Talkative - it's very appreciated!!   I hope I can get back into the routine of writing more again, soon too.  :-)

Summary: An anonymous secret brings Pam and Jim together. Post Casino Night, Pre Gay Witch Hunt.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: In Stamford
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3949 Read Count: 25683 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: June 10, 2008 Updated: June 20, 2008
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Date: June 10, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: The Secret

Intriguing idea, Emily. I'm looking foward to what comes next.

Author's Response: Thanks! I was really excited about the idea, so I'm glad that others are enjoying it!

Wonder by wendolf Rated: M [Reviews - 30] 13
Summary: Just a fluffy slice of Jim appreciation, inspired by the mid-month hormone surge at the Treehouse.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Drabble, Fluff, Romance, Steamy
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2914 Read Count: 4238 ePub Downloads: 4
[Report This] Published: June 10, 2008 Updated: June 10, 2008
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Date: June 11, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

“Were you reading one of your smutty novels while I was out?”

No, Jim. She was reading some of Wendolf's fic. Yowza. Oh, and -

"I was sure, in a way that made me breathless and squirmy inside, that he’d use it the way he did everything: cleverly and gently and subtly."

Jim Halpert in three adjectives.

I need a cigarette.

Summary: Spoilers through Chair Model, veers off from there.

“Let’s just do it. Get married, I mean.”
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Romance
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1329 Read Count: 1931 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 12, 2008 Updated: June 12, 2008
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Date: June 13, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Sweet Jesus, keep going. Please don't make me beg. It's so degrading.

Summary: Past Featured StoryJim, Pam, and a series of bedroom conversations.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Humor, Inner Monologue, Romance
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11819 Read Count: 31398 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: June 16, 2008 Updated: July 16, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed
Date: June 18, 2008 Title: Chapter 2: patient

Oh, callisto, that's absolutely darling. Thank you for it. Jim's relationship to - um - ambition is a tricky thing to tackle. I'm wrestling with it right now myself. Not fun, but I think you did a really wonderful job with his ambivalence here. Please keep going.

Author's Response: Ah, thank you Talkative. \"Darling\" - what a nice adjective. :) I\'m wondering how they will tackle it on the show but you can bet Pam will be there to help him along the way. Glad you like it...thanks for reviewing!

Summary: Well hello sixth episode! The employees at Dunder Mifflin are asked to shadow others to promote advancement within the company. Jim has fun when Dwight is forced to shadow him for the day. Angela fights back for her position as head of the party planning committee, and Andy is not his usual self at work.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: Andy, Angela, Creed, Darryl, Dwight, Ensemble, Holly, Jan, Jim, Kelly, Kevin, Meredith, Michael, Oscar, Other, Pam, Phyllis, Stanley
Genres: Angst, Humor, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7351 Read Count: 4520 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 19, 2008 Updated: August 04, 2008
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Date: June 20, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Shadows

These are really making me happy, Nightswept. So sweet, funny, and impressively in-character. Keep it up!

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m so glad you\'re enjoying them.

Summary: Past Featured Story

Don't take this the wrong way, but... you should go for that job.

What would have happened if Jim had taken that job in Maryland after all? Season Two angst - spoilers for Halloween through Email Surveillance, then goes AU from there.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Inner Monologue, Romance, Workdays
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 23454 Read Count: 47397 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: June 20, 2008 Updated: September 17, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed
Date: June 20, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: why do you do this to me?

I'm glad to hear that the updates on this one will be coming quickly. I'm really looking forward to reading it. I think you're doing a particularly nice job with S2 hardcore crush Jim.

Author's Response: Thank you, Talkative.  I really enjoy reading your stories so it's a pleasure to hear from you.  I should be updating pretty fast - at least daily - on this one.  Thanks for reading and reviewing :)

Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: August 08, 2008 Title: Chapter 10: but we have not hit the ground, doesn't mean we're not still falling

Kells, this is great. It's so touching and so spare. And this - "He thinks it’s funny that they handle these things so differently. She makes small changes, one at a time, to get where she’s going, while he jumps forward with both feet without really thinking about how he’s going to land. He discovers that these differences, once frustrating to him, probably balance them out a little" is spot-on. Well-said. And Jim's "No, no. You should have. Really." made my toes curl. So there's that. :) Please keep updating regularly.

Author's Response:

Oh talkative!  I love your writing so it's such a great feeling to get such a kind review from you!  Especially the toe curling :)  

Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: September 17, 2008 Title: Chapter 12: I know I can't be close, but I'll try my best to reach you

Don't you hate it when the chapter tries to kill you? I'm glad to see that you've emerged victorious - this is a fun story and I've been waiting for it to come back.

I love how you've written the characters (seeing Jim happy with his professional life is so strange, btw) and that little bit of steam at the end was a great way to start the day.

You also manage a nice balance between showing and telling, between what they're thinking and what they're doing. It's a difficult thing to do sometimes (esp. with Jim, in my opinion, as there tends to be a sizable gap between his thoughts and his actions), but it comes across very well here. Nicely done!

Author's Response: Yes, it drives me crazy when the chapter just turns on you like that ;)  I know it's strange to see Jim happy professionally, and I wanted to emphasize it here because I really wanted them both to learn how to be happy apart before they were happy together.  Sounds cheesy and very Dr. Phil-like, I know, but there it is.  Thank you so much for the kind words - I love hearing from you - you are one of the authors on here that I truly admire.  Thanks again, Talkative.

Summary: The day after a party is almost always a letdown. (Spoilers through "Goodbye, Toby.")
Categories: Jim and Pam, Other, Episode Related
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Oneshot, Workdays
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5283 Read Count: 1669 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 20, 2008 Updated: June 21, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: June 26, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: this crazy feeling deep inside

Irish, this is a really wonderful story. I'm impressed by how in-character everyone is and I really love Pam's reaction to Ryan's arrest. THank you for sharing this.

Author's Response: Thank YOU for reading it. I\'m glad you enjoyed!

On Hiatus by bigtunette Rated: M [Reviews - 11] 6
Summary: Jim. Pam. Four summers. Somehow, it all gets easier.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Past, Episode Related
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Pam, Katy, Pam, Pam/Roy
Genres: Angst, Fluff, In Stamford, Inner Monologue, Romance, Travel, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8057 Read Count: 7388 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 20, 2008 Updated: June 21, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed
Date: June 24, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: 2005

Oh, this is a wonderful story, tunette. Great concept, well-crafted prose, excellent characterization. So many funny lines, but this -

Make this AU, Greg, and face my wrath.

- cracked me up. I'm dreading having to go back to my summer '08 stories to relabel them AU. I wonder how many happy thoughts we'll have to think to stop it?

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I prefer to think really depressing thoughts but NOT say them out loud, because then they will come true.

Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: June 25, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: 2005

Oh. Hi.

Don't mind me.

I'm just reviewing again so I can give this puppy some stars. And and and -

"He has that reoccurring dream, or rather nightmare, wherein the camera crews come back and Paul and Jen, the heads of filming, cheerfully tell him they’ll no longer need the confessional interviews because they’ve got magical cameras that can read minds."

I

Author's Response: Many thanks again. Feel free to review as many times as possible. ;)

Summary: Post season four angst. Spoilers through the finale. There’s a ‘Welcome Back, Pam!’ party the first Monday in September, after she gets back, after she spends a week off transitioning back to life in Scranton, after.
Categories: Future, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam
Genres: Inner Monologue, Oneshot
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1280 Read Count: 2321 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: June 23, 2008 Updated: June 23, 2008
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Date: June 24, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ow ow ow ow...

Hurts so good. I hope you're wrong. :)

August by Colette Rated: M [Reviews - 56] 31
Summary: The Brooklyn Bridge, a tiny elephant, dim sum, ancient Mayan princesses. Your basic Sunday in New York.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: None
Genres: Romance, Weekend
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4546 Read Count: 11713 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: June 25, 2008 Updated: June 29, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: June 25, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Over The Brooklyn Bridge

Dammit, Colette. I knew this was going to happen sooner or later. I'd keep posting parts of No Stairways Just Stairs and then you'd show up, being all awesome and... why are you so awesome, anyway? This is really fantastic - sweet and simple and sweaty. I figure if we all keep writing them happy and engaged enough happy and engaged residue will build up and it'll just happen. Right? Right.

Um, if you go check out my latest installment, there's a little present in there for you. Just a little one. It's pink and waterproof.

Author's Response: Dammit Talkative! It's an honor and privilege to have our fics posted side by side ;-) And yes to willing an engagement into being...let's all concentrate - maybe it will be like Jim moving the coat rack. I absolutely will checkout your latest chapter, as soon as I have a minute. Pink and waterproof? I'm intrigued. Many thanks!

Reviewer: Talkative Signed
Date: June 25, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Over The Brooklyn Bridge

I'm sorry to be using the reviews section for this, but, lisa, did you just say "Jimpiter"? Have you been hanging onto that, or did you just come up with it? Either way, I'm scared.

Author's Response: Well, personally, I'm thinking of setting my next story entirely on Jimpiter...kind of like Atlantis for fan girls ;-)

Reviewer: Talkative Signed
Date: June 27, 2008 Title: Chapter 2: Fortune Cookie

"He sighed faintly, then as if driven by some unconscious self-protective instinct, moved his hand from where it was flung over his head to his belly, wrapping it loosely around his early morning erection."

Good God. I can't - I can't even speak. Such a mental picture.

This chapter was great, Colette. I'm really looking forward to the next one.

Author's Response:

See now, Jim holding that spring roll in his hand brought that mental picture right to Pam's - okay, my - mind. Calling Dr. Freud.

Glad you're still enjoying Talkative. This is a fun one to write. Thanks much! 

Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: June 30, 2008 Title: Chapter 3: Ancient Mayan Princesses

Strange, since they're ostensibly about Pam, but I love the way that so many of these summer stories lightly touch on Jim's confusion about his own future. I'm learning from personal experience that it's difficult to write, but you do it so well here, Colette. Also, I love your Mayan princesses, the rain, and the kiss on the subway. You've done it again.

Author's Response: Yeah, I wanted Jim to seem still unsure, but just beginning to find his footing - and Pam to be encouraging, but trying to give him the space/time he needed. (Though maybe a bit frustrated by his always prioritizing her needs over his own.) Frankly, I'd like a Schrute buck for every smart, capable person  I know who was still sorting all that out in their late 20's; and 'career' wasn't always what ultimately defined them.  But, I digress. Thanks again, Talkative - appreciate all the reviews!

Summary:

This will be a series of self-contained chapters (oneshots) exploring various "what ifs" pertaining to episodes spanning seasons one through three. Each chapter will examine how things would've gone differently if either Jim or Pam had responded to a given situation the way that (most) fans had wanted or almost expected them to.

For example, the first chapter focuses on how things would've happened differently if Jim had confessed during those twenty-seven seconds of silence on the booze cruise when we were all holding our breath and hoping he would.

Among the other chapters I have mapped out: What if all the reminders of Jim in "Gay Witch Hunt" had provoked not a small, sad smile from Pam at the end of the episode, but rather, had motivated her to take action -- drive to Stamford to see him for the first time in four months? Or what if Jim had responded to Pam's text in "Diwali" via a post-Jagermeister phone call? What if Jim had walked in on Pam crying at the end of "Back From Vacation"? (...You get the idea.)

Again, though, each chapter will be confined to an episode, so it will essentially be a series of oneshots that are unrelated to each other.


Categories: Alternate Universe, Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drunk Pam/Jim, Humor, In Stamford, Inner Monologue, Romance, Steamy, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6304 Read Count: 7826 ePub Downloads: 4
[Report This] Published: July 21, 2008 Updated: January 16, 2009
Reviewer: Talkative Signed
Date: July 22, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: I fear I have nothing to give / and I have so much to lose..../ there's nothing I'd like better than to fall

I absolutely love this idea, girl7, and cannot wait to read more. What an excellent way to play with the possibilities in their relationship.

Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: January 16, 2009 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: My Memory Serves Me Far Too Well

I am so, so glad to see that you've posted another part of this, girl7 (you actually got a gasp out of me). I've been thinking a lot lately about the nature of the tension between Jim and Pam and the ways that it could have broken, so it's a treat to watch you take it apart. Please know that I'm an enthusiastic fan of this story & can't wait for the second part of this installment.

Philly Jim by wendolf Rated: M [Reviews - 371] 112
Summary: Past Featured StoryIs there life and love after Jam?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Future, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim, Jim/Other, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 64237 Read Count: 74460 ePub Downloads: 13
[Report This] Published: July 28, 2008 Updated: September 05, 2008
Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: July 28, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Despite being a massive sap who insists on always leaving Pam and Jim basically happy and together, I have total and absolute faith in their ability to drive their relationship into the ground via lousy communication and all-around cowardice. I have the same amount of faith in your ability to knock this one clean out of the park. I'll be eagerly awaiting updates.

Author's Response: Talkative, thanks so much for giving this ugly stepchild of a story a chance. Hopefully your faith in me will be deserved. I agree, though . . . these two have always had crappy communication and terrible timing. I don\'t think all that just magically disappeared when they started sleeping together. ;-) (BTW, I\'m a massive sap, too . . . this story may leave scars on my heart.)

Reviewer: Talkative Signed
Date: July 29, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, wendolf. You've got me, hook, line, and sinker. Emily's great and your Jim is just perfect. I'm really looking forward to her reaction to the DVDs (how strange would that be?) and their first kiss was darling. Your story is making me reflect on the less-than-healthy aspects of Pam and Jim's relationship and I'm feeling oddly... happy? for Jim's being able to move on. Weird. :)

Author's Response: Wow, thanks so much talkative. I so love your writing, so the fact that you like this story is so flattering. Yeah, the DVD watching would be so surreal, wouldn\'t it? I\'m working on that part today... And yes -- even though we all love Jim and Pam, they\'ve had their share of disfunction in their relationship that can\'t be ignored (at least in this fic). I like to think that they both learned a lot from their mistakes... Anyway, thank you so much for reading and for your review!

Reviewer: Talkative Signed 10
Date: July 30, 2008 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Re: your comments at the start of chapter 8 -

I've had two major relationships in my life. One ended because of some massive emotional/intellectual changes that were sparked by higher education. The other has only gotten better as he and I have gone to school/branched out/explored our individual interests. Because of these experiences, I am completely able to buy Pam and Jim going either way (though it would kill me if you're prognosticating here). Unfortuately, I think Jim's assessment in this chapter of Pam's inability to put herself out there during S3 is absolutely correct (and wonderfully written, btw). It's one of the less appealing (yet totally understandable) aspects of her character.

Keep going. It's delicious torture.

Author's Response: Talkative -- sounds like our relationship histories are similar ;-) Maybe that\'s why I can see this story playing out like it does, even if it is a bit of a stretch for some. Anyhoo, Pam\'s inability to put herself out there for Jim is personally MY biggest problem with their relationship (and Pam specifically), and perhaps that\'s what feeds my energy to write this story. I just never saw them deal with all that season 3 hurt (I know a lot of people think Jim was douche-y during season 3, but I have never blamed him one iota. That guy was in serious self-preservation mode.) And if they never dealt with with the hurt/guilt/confusion/etc. up front, out loud . . . that could lead to some serious sh*t down the road (i.e. this story). So . . . let the torture continue. ;-) Thanks so much for reviewing!