Penname: darjeelingandcoke Real name: Joe
Member Since: October 01, 2011

Bio:

Just a guy with Jim and Pam on the brain, trying to get the song out of his head by singing it.

Author of the Month June 2021


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Reviews by darjeelingandcoke
Nothing Better by obsession_inc Rated: K+ 1 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: She just wishes this was enough. She doesn't know why it isn't.
Recommended by: moofoot
Recommender's comments: Sequel to Gut Remodel, mostly a Pam POV piece. Brilliant. Once I get started I tend to wax lyrical about it, so try it. That's it.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Past
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Katy, Pam, Roy
Genres: Angst, Inner Monologue, Weekend
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: February 16, 2007
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: October 01, 2020 Title: Nothing Better

This is just incredibly well written.

Spare by nomadshan Rated: T [Reviews - 19] 16
Summary: In bowling, a spare is a chance for completion.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Past
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 594 Read Count: 2790 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 10, 2006 Updated: July 10, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: December 15, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Man you're a good writer.

Summary: So instead he looks at her and swallows and offers to mail her Save-the-Dates and gives her a half-smile when she has the sense to say no.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim, Pam
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 693 Read Count: 2621 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 10, 2006 Updated: July 10, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: December 17, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: as you seem to do these days

Um. Ow?

Switcheroo by nomadshan Rated: T [Reviews - 10] 11
Summary: The Dunder Mifflin employees trade jobs for a day. A full episode in three acts. Takes place between Michael's Birthday and Drug Testing.
Categories: Other, Episode Related
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4767 Read Count: 5337 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: July 10, 2006 Updated: July 10, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: October 22, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Act 1

I'm a fan of script fic, and everyone's voices in this are SO spot on.

Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: October 22, 2021 Title: Chapter 2: Act 2

Hmmm. Much love as I have for Jim and Pam, it's interesting to see the unintended consequences of this prank play out. They're causing a lot of misery here.

Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: October 22, 2021 Title: Chapter 3: Act 3

All the groundwork being laid for the future here is very well done.

Summary: Past Featured StoryAnother day, another game of Pam Pong. Why is this one different?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: Jim, Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 870 Read Count: 4988 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: July 11, 2006 Updated: July 11, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: November 21, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, man. The structure of this is very clever - you've done a great job of putting us inside their heads as they go through their daily routine trying to pretend that everything hasn't changed. And you're painting a vivid picture of the early days of PB&J, in all of its ecstatic giddiness and newness and certainty in their future and lingering angst. Quite lovely.

Author's Response: Aw, thank you. It's been sweet for me to remember those early days of fanfic writing.

Summary: Jim and Pam meet again, a few years down the road.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14786 Read Count: 30020 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: July 11, 2006 Updated: July 11, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: October 11, 2020 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

You do a really good job building out the world and the characters here - one of the better "Pam and Jim reconnect long after Casino Night" fics.

Summary: "I hope the war goes on forever and Ryan gets drafted." An Office M*A*S*H AU.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Oneshot
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4962 Read Count: 3002 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 12, 2006 Updated: July 12, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: September 24, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

There's just a lot of really beautiful imagery in here.

Summary: Toby knows from sexual harassment, but he can't really bring himself to care.
Categories: Other, Present
Characters: Meredith, Toby
Genres: Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 323 Read Count: 1429 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 12, 2006 Updated: July 12, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: November 25, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Break my heart for both of them, why don't you?

The Games We Play by dresa Rated: T [Reviews - 4] 6
Summary:

The Dunder Mifflin staff take an emergency minigolf trip. Inspired by the recent Puma advertisements in Details magazine, as well as the JimPam pic in Entertainment Weekly.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Humor
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1549 Read Count: 1593 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 13, 2006 Updated: July 13, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: September 28, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like this version of the mini-golf trip - the line about Bob Vance threatening to dump Pam for Phyllis was genius.

After the Fact by ribbon Rated: K [Reviews - 10] 10
Summary: It's been three weeks since the cameras stopped rolling in the office. Everything has returned to the way it was.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Workdays
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 177 Read Count: 2440 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 14, 2006 Updated: July 14, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: May 30, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: After the Fact

Mainly leaving this review as a bookmark for myself, but I'm very intrigued by the idea that they've all been impacted/editing themselves for the camera, and I *adore* the twist that Jim and Pam have actually been having an affair this whole time that they've been trying to hide.

Summary: Past Featured StoryJim's almost gotten used to narrating his life into a camera lens for the consumption of strangers. Like having a blog, but more embarrassing.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Dwight, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Romance, Travel, Weekend
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11663 Read Count: 22270 ePub Downloads: 10
[Report This] Published: July 14, 2006 Updated: July 14, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: December 22, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This absolutely deserves its label as a JAM classic.

The Card by Ham and Cheese Rated: K [Reviews - 4] 6
Summary: The mystery text of Jim's Christmas card to Pam. Even if it's been done a million times, I couldn't help myself.



Vague references to the Pilot and The Fire, as well as Love Actually.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 199 Read Count: 2050 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 15, 2006 Updated: July 15, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: December 21, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: The Card

Oh, man. This is clever. It feels very much in Jim's voice, too - even at this crucial moment, he's still got to cover with humor.

Reality by nqllisi Rated: K [Reviews - 12] 12
Summary: The documentary has aired, and Jim has found a new way to use his time.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Challenges: Reality TV Hit
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1029 Read Count: 2597 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 15, 2006 Updated: July 15, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: October 03, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This one is really interesting. I really love the idea of them having to come to grips with the public reaction to their story, and obviously at this point that would've meant Jim and Pam having to react to things like Casino Night when they were still trying to figure out what they meant for themselves - you do a good job illustrating how they would've handled that in public while still being in immense pain in private.

Author's Response: This wasn’t the first The Office fic I had ever written, but it was the first one I wrote specifically to post on this site (I moved the other older ones over later). It’s a little clumsy, but I still like the idea behind it— what would have happened if she had married Roy, once the show aired? 


Of course, I had to re-read it because I honestly didn’t recognize it by the title. :)

Possibilities by nqllisi Rated: T [Reviews - 23] 29
Summary: Another (overly optimistic, I'm sure) version of what might have happened immediately following The Kiss.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3981 Read Count: 6483 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: July 15, 2006 Updated: July 31, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: May 12, 2021 Title: Chapter 3: What will be

And we have another canon mystery solved here... why does the Scranton branch keep staying open as the rest of the company collapses? Answer: it doesn't.

This might have been good for them. Give Pam a chance to move forward, Jim a chance to move up. *Sigh* Could've all been so easy...

Author's Response: I saw that you had reviewed this one and I could not remember what it was. I really don’t remember much about writing it. 


It’s not bad, though. I’m glad you liked the premise. Thank you for reading and giving me a chance to revisit it!

Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: May 12, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: What is

I mean, it couldn't possibly have gone this smoothly. But good heavens, wouldn't it have been nice if it had? Liked the dialogue a lot here. A little unsteady, Pam clearly unprepared and disorganized.

Author's Response: Yes, this scenario hits the fast-forward button but it could have worked? Maybe? 


Dialogue was a joy if I could get it to work. Plot? Not my strength. 

Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: May 12, 2021 Title: Chapter 2: What was

You know, I kinda like this version of Roy. Yes, it's an easy out... but this guy goes a long way towards explaining how this relationship lasted so long in the first place. Not a bad guy, and probably not a terrible partner for a good chunk of it, but a guy whose interest in Pam has faded just like hers has in him, and who is content with the way things are and more going along with things as they are just like Pam is.

Author's Response:

I became quite the Roy apologist over the years. He was not an ogre. Just profoundly wrong for Pam, a situation which brought out his worst.

 So I made it super easy on all of them! 

Summary: Jim is asked back for a follow up interview with Michael Scott and, while learning who his co-workers would be, he wonders if he really wants the job. Jim and Pam flirtations included.


Categories: Past, Jim and Pam
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1860 Read Count: 1478 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: July 15, 2006 Updated: July 15, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: February 06, 2022 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Quality first time Jim and Pam banter.

Summary: Its a Dunder-Mifflin Dance-Off!
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5042 Read Count: 2151 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 15, 2006 Updated: July 15, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: January 14, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was really good! It definitely felt like an episode they could have done - with Dwight's weird ballroom dance obsession, Stanley's secret, and the Jim and Pam tension. I would have loved to have seen the next episode!

Summary: Past Featured StoryA story for the Enclosed Space challenge.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 575 Read Count: 2326 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 16, 2006 Updated: July 16, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: November 28, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ooooof. I just feel so much for Jim in this one. Too real, and very easy to picture in canon.

Author's Response:

Yes, I feel like Jim's days were filled with casual conversations with Pam where she dropped little bits of heartbreak. 

Summary: …She could picture Jim in so many ways it scared her.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Roy
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1532 Read Count: 1683 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 16, 2006 Updated: July 16, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: April 01, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really hope that wherever you are, you're still writing.

Summary: Past Featured StoryOur friends change us in ways that we can't even understand.
Categories: Present, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1605 Read Count: 1697 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 16, 2006 Updated: July 16, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed
Date: September 17, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is both a beautiful Jim-Pam story and a beautiful metaphor in general.

The Umbrella by nqllisi Rated: K [Reviews - 20] 22
Summary: Jim and Pam run an errand.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Claustrophobic Spaces, Fluff, Wet Pam/Jim
Warnings: None
Challenges: Confined Spaces, Rain
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1254 Read Count: 3331 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: July 17, 2006 Updated: July 17, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: October 10, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is just so perfectly them at this moment in canon.

Author's Response: Thank you! I loved those early days, when the will they/won’t they was killing us all. 

Summary: Jim is exhausted after driving from Scranton to New York City and back in the pouring rain.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Wet Pam/Jim
Warnings: None
Challenges: Rain
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2880 Read Count: 2816 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 20, 2006 Updated: July 20, 2006
Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1
Date: December 21, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: So Close

Ooooooh. Very subtle. And very early seasons JAM.

Also, would've been a deeply appropriate moment to add to canon given how their story ultimately ended up playing out.