Penname: shutterbug Real name: Pam
Member Since: February 25, 2017

Bio:

Fun Facts: 

1. I refused to watch the Office for the longest time because I'm actually from Scranton. When strangers learned this about me, they'd always say, "Oh, like the Office!" And I'd roll my eyes and respond, "Yes, like the Office." But I finally started watching, and couldn't stop, and here I am.

2. Not only am I from Scranton, but my name is Pam. I have to say, it's sometimes weird writing about a character with my name.

3. My undergrad degree was in English and Theatre. I also have a J.D., but I'm not practicing law right now.

4. I work in fundraising at a nonprofit organization that supports education, community, and the arts.

 5. Other than writing, I enjoy: hockey, hiking (especially with my husky), practicing mindfulness and meditation, cooking, and drinking tea.

 About My Writing:

1. I really appreciate feedback, whether it's just "this is great, I loved it," or constructive but kind criticism.  

2. You can always reach out privately if you'd like to engage me in a longer discussion of my work, your work, plot bunnies, characterizations, or just want to say hi, etc. I really like the interactive components of fandom.  

 I was worried that I wouldn't find anyone left in the fandom since I arrived here so late. Glad I was wrong. Thanks for reading and being a part of the fandom. 


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Reviews by shutterbug
Summary: Imagine if Michael Scott was President of the United States. Imagine if Leo McGarry was his Chief of Staff. Imagine if you had to do a trademark Sorkin/Schlamme walking and talking scene with Kelly Kapoor. Well, here it is, a West Wing/Office crossover. This is all Azlin's fault.

Categories: Jim and Pam, Crossover
Characters: Dwight/Angela, Jim/Other, Jim/Pam, Kelly, Michael/Jan, Other, Ryan, Toby
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5387 Read Count: 2902 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: July 14, 2007 Updated: July 23, 2007
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 1
Date: November 29, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: That's What She Said

I know I’m writing this comment 10 years after you posted this but OMG I DIDNT KNOW HIW MUCH I NEEDED THIS FIC IN MY LIFE. TWW is my favorite show, hands down, and I never even thought to combine it with the Office. Genius. And hilarious. Leo in particular. And the nods to TWW pilot—she reports to me, and she reports to Toby. I’m gonna draw a chart... So yeah, I’m basically in love with this fic. Thank you for making this happen.

Paper in pink by msteapot Rated: K+ [Reviews - 5] 3
Summary:

2017 Valentine's Day Competition Entry 

A different take on Season 2's "Valentine's Day"

Valentines Fanfic Contest Participant

DISCLAIMER: I do NOT own the Office! (I wish)


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Oneshot
Warnings: Adult language
Challenges: Valentine's Day Writing Contest 2017
Series: Valentine's Day 2017
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1345 Read Count: 655 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: March 07, 2017 Updated: March 07, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: April 02, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: rose-coloured glasses

I thought this was really sweet. The gift really suits Jim at the time. I like how it was very sweet and thoughtful, but simple and not too overtly romantic, like he wanted to lay down a heavy hint, but not cross a line. It captures what his gestures were like then. Lovely idea.

Summary:

Takes place during “The Merger”.  A couple of alternative scenarios that result after Pam asks Jim out for coffee.


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8386 Read Count: 2160 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: April 02, 2017 Updated: April 14, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: April 03, 2017 Title: Chapter 2: Scenario #2 (Jimís POV): Or something

First, I just wanted to add to the encouragement you've already received and urge you not to worry about being late to the fandom, or writing something similar to a previous story. I'm like you--I just started writing in this fandom a month or two ago, and the way I see it is that I (or you) may write a fic that deals with the same scene, backstory, "what if" that someone else wrote about years ago, but we will always bring a different perspective, a different style, etc, to the story. No two people write the same story, and what you have to offer will be uniquely yours. So don't worry about rehashing plots or ideas. Not to mention that for people like myself, who haven't read a lot of older Office fic, are interested in seeing what's being produced now. :)

Second, this is solid writing. I usually don't care for fics that spend a lot of time on inner monologues, since it's hard for authors not to fall into the trap of telling too much (versus showing). But you struck a pretty good balance of inner thoughts and actions, a good showing and telling balance. If I had one critique it would be that the inner monologue could have been a tiny bit more condensed, but like I said, it was a good enough balance so as not to distract from moving the story forward. You wrote some nice descriptive phrases--I especially remember the image of Jim's feet being tarred to the pavement. Very nice. And finally, I have read what if fics that have a tendency to wander out of character, but this managed to rewrite the scene while keeping them in character. The dialogue was also well done.

Hope to see more from you. :)

Author's Response:

Hey, thanks for your great feedback!

That's a really interesting point about inner monologues.  I've always written that way without really thinking about it.  Honestly, the ability to get inside a character's head is something that really draws me to print vs. other types of media (and why I always tend to hate it when books that are so character-driven are made into movies).  That said, I completely get how it can be too heavy-handed, that it's important to strike a balance, so point well-taken. I'll definitely be more mindful of it going forward.

 

 

Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: April 07, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Scenario #1 (Pam's POV): Coffee

Hey, thanks for the response! To be clear, I think the balance itself between showing and telling was good--it's more about the language itself. And again, there was no danger of distracting, or getting too sidetracked in the monologue, but making sure that the language itself doesn't stray into "slightly wordy" territory goes a long way to striking that good balance. :) But overall you did a good job with it. If I found it too much, I probably wouldn't have read the whole thing, honestly. :)

Anyway, thanks for engaging me in the conversation about it and being open to discussion. Do you have more fics in the works?

Summary:

June10coverOr "Versions of June 10, 2016"

A collection of one-shots exploring some "what if" scenarios on what would have been Pam and Roy's 10th wedding anniversary.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy
Genres: Angst, Kids/Family, Romance
Warnings: Moderate sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11607 Read Count: 2595 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: June 05, 2017 Updated: August 16, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: June 10, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: You Could Be Happy and I Won't Know

Mmmmm, I love bittersweet stories. My favorite specific bit was when Pam wondered when grade schoolers got such busy lives. Nice touch, there. My favorite-favorite thing about this, though, is that it doesn't mention Jim by name once. He still feels present, coming up in a believable and poignant way. :)

Author's Response: Thank you for your nice comments :-D

Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 9
Date: June 12, 2017 Title: Chapter 2: Take a glorious bite out of the whole world

This...might be my favorite thing I've read of yours. I love, love, love it. Love it. Love it. I want more of it (but it's okay if this is it). But, guh, yes. This was great. (Couple typos--shinny, caste.) But I just loved it. The concept was amazing--Pam going ahead with the Horse Flyer--and the way you decided to tell this story was great, too--the book panel/signing. The "I did, actually," line got me right where it should have, and it slowed the whole narrative down and I could feel time stand still in that moment for the characters. Just. So good. The paragraph that beings with him tightening his grip on the wheel was also really well written. Well done all around. Loved it. :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much shutterbug! I suppose all of these vignettes could be expanded upon someday (too many plot bunnies hopping around my head!) but I'm so pleased you enjoyed this much. I'll get the rest of this fic finished someday...

Summary: A short drabble into home life 
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble
Warnings: None
Challenges: Bubble Bath
Series: Challenges
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 219 Read Count: 606 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 11, 2017 Updated: June 12, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: June 17, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Cute snapshot. Formatting issues aside, I enjoy reading domestic moments like this. :) Thanks for sharing!

Author's Response: Thank you, I really enjoyed writing it. Could you expand on what you mean by formatting issues, I want to make everything nice to look at or accessible as possible. Thank you for reading and reviewing <3

Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: June 28, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Sure! (Sometimes I hesitate to go into detail. I'm slightly worried about offending if an author isn't interested in hearing that kind of feedback. And I'm still getting to know everyone here.) Anyway--the only formatting issue that I saw was that there were no spaces between paragraphs. I would just add those, and it would be much easier to read.

I also wanted to encourage you to keep writing, regardless of how short or long a fic might end up being. I've written and read fics of only 100 words, and they could be more amazing and compelling than 5,000-word fics. For me, it's about telling the story you want to tell, so I would still encourage you to write, even if the stories you want to tell are small glimpses into a day-in-the-life (I actually really love fics like that).

Hope that helps! I appreciate your attention to detail and pride in your work. :)

Author's Response: I will add those. I am a very new fanfic writer finding my legs so any advice/encouragement is very appreciated. Thank you.

Summary: One month after Casino Night, Pam gets a call from Jim's mother urging her to reconnect with him. Pam has an uneasy feeling that something is wrong with Jim.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Romance, Sick Jim/Pam
Warnings: Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9304 Read Count: 4687 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: June 17, 2017 Updated: November 21, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: June 18, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Hi! Welcome to MTT! Thanks for sharing this. I can understand being a little apprehensive after not writing for a while, but I'm glad you decided to write! I also love how you're diving in with a longer work (it always takes me a few one-shots to get my bearings in a new fandom before I start on something longer, so kudos).

I try to leave the kind of feedback that I value as a writer, so I hope this is okay:
- I like the structure here. The narrative flows well. I like how you decided to break up sections for emphasis (especially the break after Pam becomes silent on the phone--good use of that technique there). You also wrote the point of view switch in a way that wasn't disruptive or distracting, which I appreciate. Nice job.
- I would recommend making some small tweaks to the formatting. The dialogue is displaying as bold text, and some is in italics, which isn't necessary as long as the dialogue is in proper quotation marks. I would also recommend using fewer ellipses (and when you use them, to always use three periods).
- My favorite thing, though: the way you laid the groundwork for the rest of the story. There's some intrigue! Some raised questions! You set the stage very well, and I'm definitely excited to see where it's going. :)

Oh, and I imagine that post-Casino Night has been written a lot, but I've only been in this fandom since February, so I don't mind the newer takes (I'm even in the middle of writing my own version as part of a longer fic). Plus I feel like writing a version of post-Casino Night is like a rite of passage for Jim/Pam writers. We'll all do it sooner or later. ;) And I liked your take. I liked that you were detail oriented enough to remember that Casino Night wasn't on a Friday, that it had been on a "school night." I also liked that you included a photo of the two of them at the event in Pam's box. Nice touch.

Anyway! Thanks again for sharing! :)

Author's Response: Thanks!  I didn't see your comment until after I finished the second chapter but I'll probably end up going back and doing some edits.  The formatting was something I was doing to keep track of who was talking as I wrote it, and I never went back and fixed it, so I'll take care of that soon.  I'm hoping the structure holds up through the chapters.  Thanks so much for the constructive feedback!

Summary: Past Featured StoryAndy still has feelings for Erin after spending his Valentine's Day helping her with Gabe's romantic scavenger hunt... and maybe she does too.  Set during the episode "PDA" in season 7.
Categories: Other, Episode Related
Characters: Andy, Erin
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Oneshot, Romance
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2198 Read Count: 594 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 18, 2017 Updated: June 18, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 8
Date: June 18, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved this. Really, really enjoyed it. This line made me giggle: "It would have been a great impression of Kevin, actually, if the circumstances had been different." And the British-accent Andy amused me, too (partly because it was very fitting for Andy). I generally don't care for "talking head" sections in fics, but this one was really cute, and the dialogue was show-worthy. All of the dialogue throughout the fic was show-worthy, honestly--spot-on. This is just lovely and polished and really enjoyable. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your review!  I recently started a new job so I apologize that my response is thoroughly overdue!  You know, it's funny you mention the "talking head" because I originally didn't have one in there.  I was worried it wouldn't read organically enough.  But I'm really glad I gave it a shot because I ended up having a lot of fun writing it.  It's awesome to hear that it came across naturally to you and to have the dialogue deemed "show-worthy" - completely made my day!  THANK YOU!!!! :)

Summary: Past Featured StoryNo one's ever had a crush on her as far as she knows. Roy, maybe, but that was so long ago it doesn't feel like it even counts.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy, Roy
Genres: Angst, Claustrophobic Spaces, Steamy, Workdays
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1955 Read Count: 2788 ePub Downloads: 4
[Report This] Published: July 20, 2017 Updated: July 21, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 1
Date: November 29, 2017 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

This was great. I really enjoyed this. I liked Jim’s chapter more for its intensity, but Pam’s was really good too—now that I think of it, putting hers first was a great choice, because it got me warmed up for Jim’s. It ramped up in pace nicely, built in a really effective way. Awesome job there. My only suggestion would be to try to be aware of using certain phrases like “big, strong hands”—stuff that could be read as cliche. But those phrases were barely there (I honestly only remember that one), and they’re easy to forget about when I felt so swept away by the emotion you conveyed so well. Really enjoyable. Really well done. I like that you left it there and (so far) haven’t added to this story, because I think telling small moments and seeing those short glimpses into their lives without any real resolution is really impactful, gives you that delicious punch that lingers longer than if everything gets neatly tied up. Fantastic stuff. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

Author's Response: Fair point! That one line sticks out to me, too, but I believe in posting something and letting it stand. Iím glad you liked the story!

Summary: For this year's team building event, Dunder Mifflin is heading to the beach for a three day extravaganza! (set during season 2)
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Angela, Creed, Dwight, Dwight/Angela, Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Pam, Kelly, Kevin, Meredith, Michael, Oscar, Pam, Phyllis, Ryan, Ryan/Kelly, Stanley, Toby
Genres: Humor, Travel
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6224 Read Count: 2002 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: October 08, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2018
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: November 29, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Company Policy Requires You To Be Fully Dressed At All Times

I’ve quite enjoyed how episode-like this is. I also really appreciate how you really nail the dialogue for a lot of the characters. I know he didn’t have a lot of lines, but Creed’s dialogue was so spot on, it’s almost ridiculous. The rest were good, too, but I don’t often see Creed in fics and you gave his words just as much attention as the rest of the story, which is nice. :) Looking forward to seeing where you’ll take this.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really enjoy getting into the characters and exploring their personalities (Creed is especially entertaining to write!) so it’s relieving to hear you like my dialogue! I appreciate the feedback!

Freedom First by Rach3l Rated: M [Reviews - 13] 18
Summary: Past Featured Story

Pam overhears something she shouldn't. In a heartbeat, her burgeoning friendship with Jim develops into something far deeper, more confusing, and more complicated than she ever imagined.

100% JAM, with intrigue on the side. Now with bonus sequel: Safety First. 

AU: Cameras, cameras everywhere, with a far more sinister purpose. Set in a dystopian version of America, but the people aren't taking it lying down.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: David Wallace, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Angst, Drama, Drunk Pam/Jim, Inner Monologue, Romance, Suspense
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Series: Give Us Liberty or Give Us Death
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 47683 Read Count: 9579 ePub Downloads: 10
[Report This] Published: October 23, 2017 Updated: October 23, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 1
Date: May 04, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: The Puppet Show

I...am so intrigued. I don't normally like AUs, but this is so...interesting! So interesting and different. I will definitely be reading more. Nice job!

Author's Response:

AUs are all I am interested in writing anymore! So glad that this little story is still being enjoyed :)

I am working on the final installment of the story (intended to be a trilogy), but I have placed this project on hold while I work on my A Quiet Place crossover.

Summary:

My first Jam fic! Based on the lyrics to "Every Little Thing" by Carly Pearce. 

Set shortly after Casino Night, Jim and Pam come to terms with the night that changed everything. 


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2299 Read Count: 807 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: November 05, 2017 Updated: November 05, 2017
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 1
Date: August 26, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is excellent. Just excellent. The structure is wonderful: Jim, desperately attempting to drown out his memories; Pam then willingly revisits them.

The one-sentence paragraph structure of Pam's section is great. Jim's paragraphs in the first section are long, with longer sentences, as if his thoughts are running together and the world is moving too fast for him. But Pam's short sentences show how her thoughts are different. It shows more annoyance and almost-anger, then deliberation, and the different styles really suit the content of each section. What a great choice.

On top of all that, you captured a lot of powerful emotion without TELLING too much--you showed more than told, and I really, really appreciate that.

(I only have one teeny, tiny thing that caused a little confusion: whisky is clear, not murky, and while murky can mean a general sense of darkness and gloom, it also conjures up the image of a clouded liquid.)

But mmm, this was really great. I like stories that address painful emotion in a powerful way and even more so when it's as well written as this. Amazing job.

To You by dwangela Rated: T [Reviews - 8] 13
Summary:

Jim, Pam, and a local diner.

 

Post Booze Cruise 


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2546 Read Count: 704 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: April 01, 2018 Updated: April 01, 2018
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 1
Date: August 26, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: To You

So, so interesting, how things are flipped here, and I love it. So much attention has been given to how Jim often makes decisions on his own, even though they affect his life with Pam. But here Pam is making all the decisions, right down to ordering milkshakes, which Jim sees as affecting his life and happiness. That was clever.

Oof, and that line about him being her "last resort" for a ride. Oof. Love it.

You really wrote the tension of this scene nicely, making Jim just a little argumentative and less willing to play along with her teasing, his short responses--all great.

Aaah, and the "I thought I could, but I couldn't" line! Niiice.

The end is fabulously brutal. It's the last thing he wants in so many ways. I love stories that leave you with a quick punch in the gut. Great job all around.

Author's Response:

Thank you so much! This was entirely based off Jim’s toast in the deleted scene, because it didn’t seem fitting that Pam would hear it and not respond. Also, we never see Pam find out that Jim and Katy have broken up, so it’s now my personal canon that Jim and Pam saw each other again that night.

While writing this, I wanted to be very intentional about displaying the role that Pam came to play in Jim’s emotional well-being. It’s very clearly shown that Jim stays in Scranton at Dunder Mifflin soley because of Pam, meaning that she is a part of most decisions he makes, often going as far as making the decision for him without actually making it for him, so I made that a bit more literal in this story to draw attention to the way she’s become part of his very thought processes without ever realizing it.

I think Jim is often portrayed as a bit too much of a saint, in that he has no limit when it comes to tolerating the emotional turmoil that Pam puts him through, so I’m glad to know that the way I wrote Jim’s responses worked for you. I wanted him to be walking that line of pushing her to say what he is almost sure that she feels while still trying to maintain their friendship.

Stay and Fight by BigTuna Rated: MA [Reviews - 7] 25
Summary: Past Featured StoryComplete. A story in 3 parts about staying, fighting, and nice mornings. Set in season 9.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Angst, Drama, Married, Romance, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Challenges: "Nice morning, too."
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8540 Read Count: 5207 ePub Downloads: 5
[Report This] Published: April 29, 2018 Updated: April 29, 2018
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed 1
Date: May 04, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: I Think You Should Stay

Mmm, yeah, this was all really good, each segment. I liked how you divided up the story. This whole storyline and time of their lives is ripe for gap-filler fic, and I love seeing it. :) Still think it's funny and awesome how this and my segment on the same incident came out within a day of each other. ;)

Author's Response: I saw that! I had been writing this for about a week before posting it since I wanted it to be posted in its entirety. I hope you donít think I copied off of you or anything! And I agree-we definitely need more fic from the later seasons and post series! So much good material there that goes unexplored.

Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: May 05, 2018 Title: Chapter 2: And I Think We Should Fight

In response to your response: Oh my gosh, no. I absolutely don't think you copied and, honestly, I wouldn't have cared even if you had. No two people tell the same story. No two people write the same. So even if we wrote about the same exact incident, or followed the same prompt, we wouldn't end up writing the same thing anyway. :) But I know you didn't copy--I was just saying I think it's awesome that readers were treated to different treatments of the same moment in canon. I love that--that's what fic is all about. :) Thanks for writing it and sharing it! I loved reading it. :)

Author's Response: Thanks for your response to my response to your review, ha! I thought thatís probably what you meant but I have this weird thing where I assume the worst (so fun!) so thatís where my mind was. And I agree, Iím glad that there are multiple interpretations of the same unseen scene, especially one that packs such a punch. Thanks for reviewing and responding, I appreciate it so much!

Yours by dwangela Rated: T [Reviews - 8] 8
Summary: Two letters that Jim and Pam don’t send to each other. Set during Weight Loss
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Fluff
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1396 Read Count: 1074 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: April 30, 2018 Updated: April 30, 2018
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: August 26, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Jim

There are a few things I really loved about this letter.

1. I loved this line/technique the most the first time you used it: "...we ate them on courtyard benches with fresh orange juice and I love you I love you I love you." I enjoyed it being in the middle of a paragraph, in the middle of thoughts, as if that one thought took over and he couldn't recount everyday life anymore.

2. The paragraph where he describes waking up thinking it's 2006. I could totally see this happening.

3. I especially liked how he says that he'll work at DM forever if he has to, considering how his feelings change on that. I love that injection of bittersweetness for the readers, since we know what happens and Jim, at this point, doesn't.

Nice. :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for both of your thoughtful reviews! I really wanted to capture the deliriously in love state that Jim must have been in during the early stages of their relationship, and the “I love you” ‘s in the middle of the paragraph were the only way I could image Jim portraying that emotion, so I’m glad to hear that it was in character. 

Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: August 26, 2018 Title: Chapter 2: Pam

Oooh, I really like this one. You hit on Pam's tone incredibly well. Her self-doubt and gratitude feels very real. Even the writing style of this one seems very on-point. She's more analytical and thoughtful than Jim, more questioning, and I like that it's reflected here. This was just lovely.

Author's Response: This means so much coming from you. Thank you!

Summary: Jim and Pam's first date. Set immediately after "The Job". 
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10120 Read Count: 4338 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: August 14, 2018 Updated: August 14, 2018
Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: August 16, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Before "The Date"

Okay, well. I'm just smiling like a moron. This is stupid-sweet. It has all that bashful-but-excited emotions, and there are some really nice moments here. Some of my favorites:
1. The camera crew being surprised by the date-proposal development.
2. This: Was it really a date? Or was that just a phrase? No, Jim wouldn’t have put it like that unless it was intentional. He’d been so careful around her the last few months, too careful.

Very cute. :)

Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: August 16, 2018 Title: Chapter 2: "The Date"

Gaaah, adorbs.

Reviewer: shutterbug Signed
Date: August 16, 2018 Title: Chapter 3: After "The Date".

Pants for pants, oh my god. I'm just going to giggle about that all day. :)

I think you ended it at just the right time. Some stories don't need to be epics, and this one was just full of cuteness and adorableness and sexiness. :) Thank you for sharing it.

Author's Response:

Thank you so much for your thoughtful reviews!! I really appreciate the feedback, it’s so encouraging. 

I like that line too haha! Their banter flowed pretty naturally for me while writing, which I’m grateful for. Sometimes it’s a struggle and other times the characters practically write themselves! 

Thank you thank you THANK YOU for reading <3 :)