Penname: manidfk Real name: Connor
Member Since: August 22, 2016

Bio:

I've watched the Office too many times in too short of a period.


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Summary: Past Featured StoryJim and Pam are Jim and Pam, only...not really.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Past, Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 77452 Read Count: 214567 ePub Downloads: 48
[Report This] Published: March 16, 2008 Updated: May 21, 2008
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Date: April 17, 2017 Title: Chapter 30: Sam Adams and Nora Roberts refuse to share the spotlight, but that's ok because I'd rather be in love than be famous.

Wow, hell of a story. The 4 hour roller coaster is over.

Summary: Past Featured Story

stories/406/images/mtad.jpgPam Beesly really likes Valentine's Day. Well, mostly.
A look at Valentine's Days through the years with Jim and Pam (from Pam's POV).


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy, Roy
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Holiday, Inner Monologue, Kids/Family, Married, Pregnancy/Babies, Romance, Wet Pam/Jim
Warnings: Explicit sexual content, Mild sexual content, Moderate sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25931 Read Count: 32958 ePub Downloads: 13
[Report This] Published: December 09, 2015 Updated: February 20, 2019
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: April 13, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Yuanfen - 2002

I love the writing style. You nailed Pam, and it's cool to see what happened before the cameras showed up at Dunder Mifflin. Nice touch with the golf pencil (which ended up in the teapot years later).

This scene from the 2006 chapter stood out to me-
"She bit her lip and pressed the pen tip back to the paper.

- Because right now, I kind of need my best friend.

Her eyes kept passing over the words 'best friend'. She had considered Jim to be her best friend for years now."

It's sad how Pam uses Jim for years as her emotional crutch in the pretense of being 'best friends'. It's evident he's attracted to her, since a normal guy would a) not seek companionship in a woman or b) throw in the towel after a few weeks of getting nowhere. Pam is either completely oblivious to this or willingly ignorant, since elevating with Jim would put and end to their 'great friendship.'

Rant over- Looking forward to more chapters!

Author's Response:

Thank you for your review! I had fun with the "pre-camera" chapters since I had a little more freedom to speculate on how V-day went for them, and really enjoyed the mini-golf chapter.

I don't disagree that Pam was getting a certain level of emotional fulfillment from Jim that she wasn't getting from Roy, but I do think in her mind she was able to put it all in the "friendship" category. In seasons 1+2, we are definitely seeing Jim and Pam's relationship from Jim's perspective and it's evident to the audience that he has very strong feelings for her but there are a lot of reasons it may not have been obvious to Pam. His actions and words with her are typically pretty subtle, and any time it started to even push the "friend" line she pushed back immediately, like in The Fight and The Client, not to mention there plenty of times Jim was on the verge of revealing his feelings but retreated, (Christmas Party and Booze Cruise) and when he did reveal his "old" crush The Secret, he did it in a way that seemed to leave Pam more confused and unsure than before.

Pam also always made it clear she was committed to Roy, she (pretty infrequently, really) complained about him but there was nothing that ever approached the level of "I'm considering leaving him", and Jim knew this.

(I'm a little concerned about the "normal guy would not seek companionship with a woman" statement because why not? They work in close proximity to each other, they are the same age and they have a similar sense of humor, it makes perfect sense that they are work buddies.)

My goal with the 2006 chapter was to convey the confusion she was having about her own feelings for Jim and Roy and everything. Jim was obviously more than just a co-worker she got along with, but even considering that she may have romantic feelings for him would have felt like "cheating" since she was committed to Roy (and loved Roy, though maybe not so much "in love" with him anymore), so for her I think "best friend" was the only acceptable designation to give Jim.

And yes, I would say Pam's side there is a bit of willing ignorance because elevating Jim would do far more than end their "great friendship", it would completely upend her life. She had been with Roy for a decade, he was an integral part of her identity even if it was increasingly evident that she had outgrown him.

A work (essay, I suppose) that I frequently reference when writing early Pam is The Pam Dichotomy by Scrantonbranch, I remember it when it was first written (I'm old :-P) and still think it's a great breakdown of the emotional struggle Pam was having.

Response over ;-) thanks again for reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: November 19, 2017 Title: Chapter 10: Cheiro no Cangote - 2011

Wow, that was something. Nice addition!

Author's Response: Thank you, yes, this chapter was definitely a little different for me

Summary:

Checking in on Jim's thoughts a week after certain events.
*double update: Chap 8 + 9 posted**
stories/406/images/oneweek640.jpg


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Drabble, Drama, Fluff, Inner Monologue, Workdays
Warnings: Mild sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3843 Read Count: 12454 ePub Downloads: 6
[Report This] Published: May 24, 2016 Updated: April 06, 2018
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Date: September 09, 2016 Title: Chapter 4: Moving to Stamford

Nice chapter, it's a good introspection into Jims mind. You did a good job covering an angle of his character that the show really didn't cover at all.

Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: May 31, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: In the beginning

Cool concept, it's neat to see different perspective on things! I love stories where Jim tries to move on from Pam, so the last chapter was awesome.

Author's Response: Thank you, yes as much as the die hard Jammer in me would like to think they would have found their way back together no matter what, if Stamford and Scranton had never merged and Jim hadn't come back I'm not so sure they would have, lots of hurt and need for self-preservation on Jim's side and lots of fear and denial on Pam's.

Summary: AU. An exploration from Jim's POV of what might have happened had he not confessed his feelings to Pam on Casino Night. Oneshot.
Categories: Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Karen, Pam
Genres: Angst, In Stamford, Oneshot, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3391 Read Count: 1250 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 06, 2016 Updated: June 07, 2016
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: August 28, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice story! It had a good flow, and was well written.

Summary:

The Jim Paradox continues into Season 4 with analysis for every episode on a scene-by-scene basis, (episodes will be uploaded by title as individual chapters). Analysis focuses on Jim’s character development on emotional and psychological levels with emphasis on how his behavior impacts JAM. Also included are the QTPs (Question to Ponder) that incited so much discussion on the message boards. 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: The Jim Paradox
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 49277 Read Count: 3034 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: August 16, 2016 Updated: October 16, 2016
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Date: September 11, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Fun Run

Nice review of the show, this is very thorough!

Summary:

It’s not as if she’s never seen his desk without him sitting there, because of course she has. He’s stayed home sick, made occasional—if unexciting—use of his vacation days, gone on sales calls — she knows what the office looks like when the shape of him is missing, when she glances up and there’s an absence where the slope of his shoulders is supposed to be.

As she settles in that first day of his absence, hangs her coat and takes her seat, Pam lets herself miss him as a coworker and as a best friend and that’s it. Work will be work, with or without Jim Halpert.

But that’s a lie, because of course it is.

--

A series of one-shots retelling season 3 from Pam's perspective


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Dwight, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Karen, Michael, Pam, Pam/Roy, Roy
Genres: Inner Monologue, Oneshot, Workdays
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9836 Read Count: 1260 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: September 18, 2016 Updated: September 18, 2016
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: September 21, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great story! I like how you wrote all the characters. Looking forward to future chapters.

Summary: Starting from the end of season 3, immediately after "The Job". This is my first ever fic so please be nice... Hopefully this could be the start of a long-running fic spanning the time between season 3 and 4!

Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1238 Read Count: 984 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: October 02, 2016 Updated: October 02, 2016
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: October 02, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice story! Very descriptive.

Summary:

 Like many high school sweethearts, Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly were sure nothing could ever break them up. And, like many high school sweethearts, life after graduation proved too much for their relationship to bear and they ended up going their separate ways. When their paths cross again 10 years later, old feelings are stirred up, but will Pam and Jim have a second chance at first love?


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Karen, Pam, Roy
Genres: Drama, Drunk Pam/Jim, Fluff, Humor, Romance, Travel, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 16106 Read Count: 5824 ePub Downloads: 11
[Report This] Published: November 07, 2016 Updated: May 02, 2020
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: November 07, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: In 10 Years

Great start! Looking forward to the rest of this story.

Author's Response: Thank you!

Summary: Picks up right at the Jim/Pam conclusion of Season 3, leading up to and including their first date.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22382 Read Count: 14279 ePub Downloads: 8
[Report This] Published: December 23, 2016 Updated: March 01, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: December 23, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good story! Looking forward to the rest.

Iris by Moonlightlove Rated: M [Reviews - 14] 17
Summary:

Minutes after Casino Night, Jim and Pam deal with the aftermath and living away from each other. After Jim gets settled in Stamford, and Pam is adjusting to life without Jim in Scranton and with her fiancé Roy, Pam and Jim end up meeting back together at a Dunder Mifflin convention with their bosses. Lots of Love and heartache.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8637 Read Count: 2432 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: January 31, 2017 Updated: August 16, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: February 07, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: I Will Never Be Able to Let This Go

Great start! Looking forward to how this plays out.

"Before long, I had a situation that I couldn't control, just the thought of Pam gets me hot, and I couldn't help but think of her while I did it…Pam…the love of my life…" this part was hilarious. Nice job.

Summary:  A response to this challenge "Get Jim & Karen together/apart in 55 words". Jim and Karen's (and Pam's) relationship in 6 55-word parts.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Karen, Pam
Genres: Angst, Drabble, Romance
Warnings: Mild sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Challenges: 55, Get Jim and Karen together/apart in 55 words
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 317 Read Count: 1798 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: February 02, 2017 Updated: February 02, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: February 07, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: A Beginning and An End

Cool to see a story play out completely in so few words. Great job!

Author's Response: Thanks for posting this challenge! Sorry I didn't see it sooner (we sadly can't list the challenges by date so they can get lost in the shuffle...)

Summary:

Pam is depressed until an unexpected surprise

Valentines Fanfic Contest Participant


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult language
Challenges: Valentine's Day Writing Contest 2017
Series: Valentine's Day 2017
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1095 Read Count: 1347 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: February 19, 2017 Updated: February 22, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: February 23, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice story, but man Jim really came off as a loser. Gets dumped and then crawls back on Valentine's Day to talk about his feelings!

Great job though looking forward to your other work.

Author's Response:

I agree.  Jim has always wimped out when it comes to Pam. At least he set down some rules.  Will Pam stick to them?  Will Jim be a man if she doesn't?  Stay tuned!

Summary:

A drunken phone call between Pam and Jim, set in Season 3. 

Warning: References to alcohol

DISCLAIMER:  I don't own the Office.  If I did, there would be more drunk Pam. 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Drunk Pam/Jim
Warnings: Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2874 Read Count: 2030 ePub Downloads: 4
[Report This] Published: February 22, 2017 Updated: February 23, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: February 23, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: put your memories beside mine

Great story, you nailed the drunk Pam character.

Author's Response:

Hi manidfk,

Thanks for your kind words! I truly appreciate the review.

Kind regards,

msteapot 

Summary:

It was inevitable that Jim and Ryan settle things........with fists! 

PS  I own no part of this story.


Categories: Other
Characters: Jim/Other
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1186 Read Count: 690 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: March 12, 2017 Updated: March 19, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: March 20, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I don't see anyone in The Office as a physical type but this was a good story.

Vote: Pam tells Jim

Author's Response: Jim in real life (John Krasinski) is pretty buff.  Thanks for your vote.

The Book by shutterbug Rated: T [Reviews - 9] 11
Summary: Dwight drags Pam from the warehouse luau to reveal a book of secrets and renew her hope for the future.  Post-Back From Vacation (S3E12). References to "The Merger" (S3E8). 
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Episode Related
Characters: Dwight, Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1700 Read Count: 914 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: April 02, 2017 Updated: April 02, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: April 03, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: The Book

Great story! The characters are very well written, especially Dwight. Im looking forward to the next chapter of this!

Author's Response: Thank you! It was the first time writing Dwight for me, so I appreciate your feedback! Sadly, though, this was a one shot, so this story is complete. I just wanted to show a moment after the one where Dwight attempted to comfort Pam when he found her crying, show a glimpse into their odd little friendship while seeing Pam's experiences at the time. :) 

Summary: Check out the clues.  The suspect is underlined
Categories: Other
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 115 Read Count: 429 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: April 10, 2017 Updated: April 12, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: April 12, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

#5-Ryan brings a video to work and shows it. It shows the little bastard fucking an unsuspecting Pam

"affairs Pam may have had" LOL

Author's Response: You caught that one. Good going!

Summary:

Ryan and Pan rethink!


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 655 Read Count: 270 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: April 18, 2017 Updated: April 21, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: April 21, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting concept. I wanted to see Pam and Ryan hook up in this.

Author's Response: There are so many Pam/Ryan (and Jim/Pam) out there, I find them a bit overkill.  I plan to focus on other hook-ups.  How about: Michael/Pam? Alex/Pam? Andy/Pam? Packer/Pam? Only female with any appeal is Pam(Maybe Karen) Wait, it just hit me : More on Donna!  Where is my pen?  Donna we barely knew ye!

Summary: stories/3297/images/pictureformystory.jpg

After the events of beach day, Pam decides that desperate times call for desperate measures. She only has three days before Jim has his big job interview and she's got to do something to show him why he should stay right there in Scranton. 

 Just a sexy AU about how the time could have been different.  

Spoilers from season 3 especially Beach Day and The Job.   

A MILLION THANKS TO LADAMA FOR THE STORY ART. It's amazing and so are you.  


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam, Karen, Kelly, Michael, Ryan
Genres: Humor, Inner Monologue, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10119 Read Count: 14163 ePub Downloads: 11
[Report This] Published: April 21, 2017 Updated: April 22, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: April 21, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: BEACH DAY (FRIDAY)

Great start! It's cool to see a take on what happened after the beach episode because the show never covered it. Looking forward to more chapters.

Author's Response: Thank you for this. It actually gets pretty AU after this because by the end, Jim's not even going to be able to THINK about going to New York. Lol! This came from a conversation I had with my husband after our hundredth rewatch of season 3. I asked him " Okay, considering Jim JUST broke up with Karen and then had his first date with Pam the same night, how long do you think they would have waited to sleep together?" And he said "That same night. Really if she'd been a little bolder and just cornered him and laid a big kiss on him, he probably wouldn't have even gone to the interview." And then a whole story popped into my head. 

Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: April 22, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: BEACH DAY (FRIDAY)

"He was filled with an urge to crush her up against him so she could feel exactly what was up for herself."

This had me laughing out loud!

Author's Response: That's awesome! Seriously, telling me I made you laugh is the best possible thing you could say to me. Thank you so much for this- you made my night!

Summary:

Pam is tired of partying, Pratt, New York, and Mainly --Guess Who?

I own nothing pertaining to this story.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Other
Characters: Pam/Other
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 734 Read Count: 1054 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: May 06, 2017 Updated: May 14, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: May 14, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting concept! I don't think Pam would have the guts to make this much of a scene in front of strangers though.

Have you considered writing a different theme of story? A lot of your work is about Pam cheating on Jim with Alex or Ryan, it starts to blur together, honestly.

Author's Response: Thanks for your feedback.  However I am a bit confused.  On April 27, in your review of Dreaming,Screaming you seemed to want more smut, mentioning HoweDroll, Pam/Packer etc. Now I have too much? Or is it just the cheating factor? Please explain. I agree that HoweDroll's story is the best I've seen, but his is on Pam cheating, albeit reluctantly.  Without the cheating, it's just another Jam episode. Please continue to review and don't be shy!

Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: May 20, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Personally, I'm not a big fan of smut and would rather see the angst 'will they, will they not' kind of stuff. I think you write Alex/Pam too much also. Hell it took me a minute when reading your first Alex story to remember who the dude was.

Regardless, keep it up with the stories! It's great having new content on this site and I like reading your stuff.

Author's Response: Thanks.  I've got one waiting  to be validated, another just started.

Summary: Pam Beesly thinks maybe she didn't follow the Palmistry 101 guidelines properly.  She must have missed the pause in her heart line.  And in his too. 
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1263 Read Count: 1096 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: May 09, 2017 Updated: May 09, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: May 10, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: My heart was blinded by you

Great story! You wrote Pam really well in this. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with the whole Jim situation, and if she still marries Roy.

Author's Response:

Hi manidfk! There will definitely be some angst and tough times with Pam/Jim in the upcoming chapters, but I can promise a happy ending! Thanks for the review!

- msteapot

Dwight by Moogie Man Rated: M [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Pam and Dwight have a lot in common!
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Pam/Other
Genres: Drabble
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3641 Read Count: 352 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: May 24, 2017 Updated: May 30, 2017
Reviewer: manidfk Signed
Date: May 31, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Cool premise, the Dwight dialogue is spot on!

Author's Response: Thanks. Will follow up with details about the encounter in the art room!