Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Episode Related
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Romance, Steamy, Weekend, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 40932 Read Count: 53302 ePub Downloads: 11
Date: March 18, 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3
Hey there! I haven't written any reviews yet, I know, my bad but I really thought I should drop a line to express something I'm incredibly grateful seeing in this story. I've been reading Office fics for a long-long time and in so many of the first date fics, there's always one or the other that are hesitant or too scared or something that places more road blocks and what I'm really, really loving about this piece is that you are having them just go for it despite any baggage they might have and *that* I appreciate so much because it is how I think of the characters at that time. (between seasons 3 and 4)
I feel like the first date is often over dramatized a bit in fics and I'm so happy to see that they're just being human here. Yeah, they've got things to work through, but deep down, you've got two people who are very sexed up and really need to get through that tension first (i.e. have physical release of all that pent up energy) before they can repair the emotional bond--that--as you hint at here and I suppose where you're going with it, had never really left.
I'm also so glad that you have Pam into it, if not more so, than Jim because I've just read soo many fics where she's the one that holds back, and really, that's what drew me into this one, the fact that Pam was right there with Jim the whole time--maybe even leading it a little. So, thank you for that. Your imaging of Jim and Pam are a lot how I see them. (And, often times I see them a bit differently than other authors tend to portray them.)
I think you really have done well with your prose, you have some incredibly wonderful imagery scattered throughout and seem to do well putting a lot of emotion in a small amount of words. I commend you for that (as it's something I struggle with myself).
I'm curious as to where you take this and what other things you'll explore as the months pass. I hope you don't mind rambling--keep up the good work. :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I love rambling reviews...they go along with my rambling prose quite well. :) I think that both Jim and Pam would be nervous their first time together; it's been so built up for both of them for years that there's bound to be some nerves (in addition to the usual "being naked and having sex with someone new" jitters), but I don't think it would be lopsided. Pam has probably had fewer loves than Jim but it doesn't necessarily mean that she's less experienced. Plus, while Pam is somewhat shy, she isn't that way with Jim. I do have some things planned for these two (it can't all be candlelight and roses) but I hope that I'll be able to keep them in character and keep this story believable for you.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future, Episode Related
Characters: Cecelia, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Childhood, Humor, Kids/Family
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Challenges: teenage years
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4299 Read Count: 4052 ePub Downloads: 0
Date: March 30, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Consequences of PDA
Okay, so I'm just wretched at giving reviews. I did read this when it came out and I just fell in love with the whole concept. I'm not sure how many fics I've read where Cece (or JAM children) are effected by the documentary. The concept alone is refreshing. You got the Jr. High stuff down pat (and I loved the elementary teasing of PeePee Halpert). The whole thing is quite fantastic. I loved mortified Cece and Jim and Pam's reactions were great, completely in character--I liked that they weren't/aren't perfect parents, just them trying to deal with a pre-teen.
Absolutely wonderful job!!
Categories: Jim and Pam
Genres: Fluff, Married, Oneshot, Romance
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 724 Read Count: 1876 ePub Downloads: 0
Date: March 30, 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Aww, this is incredibly sweet. I loved how you had Pam reassure him, basically saying, hey, doesn't matter where or how, just that was you. I believe it was quoted in other reviews but I loved the line where Pam says she'd marry him in a dump on fire during a blizzard. That made me smile.
One, tiny tiny nitpick because you said it's okay to be honest. The Cece splashing bit doesn't really have anything to do with the rest of the story and in the context of your focusing on Jim's apprehension towards how he proposed, it could have been cut. That said, I shouldn't be nitpicky because you really can never have too many Daddy/Cece moments. The imagery of Cece splashing was just adorable.
Congrats on your first fic, I hope you decide to write more!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I went back and forth about leaving the splashing talk in but ultimately went with it for 2 reasons. 1- We never get to see Daddy Jim on the show and 2- I think it's in fitting with Jim and Pam to go from having a casual, fun conversation to something more serious. For example, Casino Night or Chair Model. Two serious conversations that started with joking around. That's why I left it in. I think sometimes Jim needs a buffer.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8576 Read Count: 8687 ePub Downloads: 1
Date: April 21, 2011 Title: Chapter 2: mint chocolate chip?
Kaat, this is incredibly sweet and I do hope you continue with it. There are so many little moments that not only are spot on for the characters but actually remind me a little of my childhood as well. Fantastic job! :)
Author's Response: Why thank you, spaceorphan! update is coming!