Penname: belsum Real name: bel
Member Since: November 06, 2006

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Believe by nomadshan Rated: T [Reviews - 44] 40
Summary: Past Featured StoryJim and Pam, overheard.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Crossover
Characters: Jim/Pam, Other
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: Overheard
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 961 Read Count: 9423 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: August 31, 2006 Updated: August 31, 2006
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: February 10, 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

YAY!  I adore that it was Mulder who was so invested.  Ah, what a dual shipment of shippy goodness.

Author's Response: Thanks, belsum! So cool that folks are still finding these almost 3 years later :)

Thirty Years by xoxoxo Rated: T [Reviews - 20] 19
Summary: Complete and utter future fluff.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Challenges: 2036
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1713 Read Count: 3457 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: September 07, 2006 Updated: September 07, 2006
Reviewer: belsum Signed 10
Date: December 12, 2006 Title: Chapter 1: Anniversary

Aw, so sweet.  I love the Mother-Daughter moment at the end.  I had to blink back tears of my own!

Author's Response: Thanks belsum!  I'm so glad you liked it!!!

Good Advice by Par5 Rated: M [Reviews - 119] 76
Summary: Everyone in the office has relationship advice. What would each of their colleagues say to Pam and Jim about love?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Episode Related
Characters: Angela, Creed, Darryl, Dwight, Ensemble, Jan, Jim, Jim/Pam, Josh Porter, Karen, Kelly, Oscar, Oscar/Gil, Pam, Phyllis, Ryan, Toby
Genres: Angst, Humor, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 16105 Read Count: 13220 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: October 02, 2006 Updated: March 21, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 18, 2007 Title: Chapter 10: Angela

Oh my god I effing love Angela!

This was so much fun to read all at once right now.  It was almost like a review of the entire season; I could get a sense of which episode had just aired before you wrote each chapter.  I honestly don't think I could pick a favorite.  I hope you keep it up!

And I want to hang out with Oscar and Gil, too!



Author's Response: Wow - you read it all at once?! Man, that is hardcore! Thanks for hanging in there! I think I had a little love affair with every character after writing their little story. I hear you on the Angela love. She was just on last week. And there should totally be a weekly karaoke night with Oscar and Gil on the show! I hope to keep this up until I run out of characters or ideas and even when I run out I might recycle people. Thanks so much for reading!

Summary: Past Featured StoryA writer has questioned their calling, and finds solace in the truth
Categories: Present, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 496 Read Count: 4681 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: October 25, 2006 Updated: October 25, 2006
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: February 06, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: A Letter to the New York Sun, Redux 2006

Hee! So much fun.

Rhythm by nqllisi Rated: K+ [Reviews - 19] 18
Summary: Past Featured Story

Pam's awaiting the "Merger" (based on promos but mostly unspoiled).


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 200 Read Count: 1660 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: November 16, 2006 Updated: November 16, 2006
Reviewer: belsum Signed 10
Date: November 16, 2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh wow, lis.  Now I'm even more excited for tonight!

Author's Response: I'm too busy to be writing fic today, bel! I just couldn't sit still until I got this out!

Merging by Par5 Rated: K+ [Reviews - 16] 14
Summary: Pam can't sleep and looks back on the merger. No spoilers, just speculation.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim, Karen, Pam
Genres: Oneshot, Romance, Workdays
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 936 Read Count: 1519 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: November 16, 2006 Updated: November 16, 2006
Reviewer: belsum Signed 10
Date: November 16, 2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh I love that!  My dad still calls my mom by her maiden name, too.  *wipes tears out of eyes*

Author's Response: That's so sweet! It makes me happy to think she'll always be Beesly to Jim!

Eggshells by nqllisi Rated: K [Reviews - 35] 24
Summary: Pam tries to explain her choices to the biggest JAM fan there is.
Categories: Future, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam, Karen, Other, Roy
Genres: Married
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1306 Read Count: 3727 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: December 08, 2006 Updated: December 08, 2006
Reviewer: belsum Signed 10
Date: December 12, 2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow lis.  When you gave me the teaser that you were writing a story about how Pam was like an egg, well, I had no idea where you were going.  That was amazing.  I think it's possibly the most sophisticated one you've written yet.  I love the device of looking at the show from a viewer's perspective through their daughter.  It's something I've never encountered before.  And "see you tomorrow, I love you" is effin' hilariously genius!

Author's Response: Thank you. The idea came to me when I was...um, peeling eggs. Hee. I wanted to use the egg thing but finding a way to put it into Pam's mouth was tricky, and I thought that explaining it to her kid was the only way it didn't seem contrived. I'm glad you liked it!

Summary: Past Featured StoryJim receives a gift the day after Christmas. And then another one the next day. And again for the 10 days after. Is it a joke, or has his True Love come forward?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Holiday, Romance, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 66510 Read Count: 91444 ePub Downloads: 32
[Report This] Published: December 25, 2006 Updated: January 20, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 03, 2008 Title: Chapter 5: On The Fifth Day of Christmas

I've been reading this piece so that I can read your new 12 Days one.  (I'm a completist like that.)  I had intended to just leave a comment at the end but I had to thank you for this portrayal of Karen.  It was so real and sympathetic and NOT bitchy and kind and understanding but still totally in character.  I never read anything like it back during this time in the series and I haven't read anything like it since.  Well done!

Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 07, 2008 Title: Chapter 12: On The Twelfth Day of Christmas

Lovely. I must say I didn't expect them to end up at a Star Wars marathon when I started this story. But the extended journal gift is amazing.

Resolved by nqllisi Rated: K [Reviews - 14] 4
Summary: Pam rings in the New Year. Purely speculative.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Pam
Genres: Holiday
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 748 Read Count: 2074 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 01, 2007 Updated: January 01, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 02, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Love the guilty and stupid explantion; so real.  And that Pam truly likes Karen as a person.  But best of all?  That list!  Hilarious!

My New Year's movie is Trading Places.  Kind of a different feel there....



Author's Response:

Hee, just slightly. I think Pam probably does feel pretty dumb right about now, don't you?

Thank you, as usual.

This moment by nqllisi Rated: K [Reviews - 11] 3
Summary:

A "talking head" from Pam that we'll never see. Takes place directly after "Back from Vacation".


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Pam
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 373 Read Count: 2433 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 06, 2007 Updated: January 06, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 08, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Gah!  Oh man, lis, you're killing me!

I'd love to "hear" her talk about Dwight, um, comforting her.



Author's Response: Heh...yeah, that would have been a great throwaway detail...but I think she's got too much on her mind! Hee. Sorry about the killing- who will get me through the work week with you dead?!?

Tailspin by xoxoxo Rated: M [Reviews - 79] 28
Summary:

Speculation for S3 and a whole lotta wishful thinking.  Pam's trying to be gracious about Jim's relationship with Karen - but she's had enough - and tells (shows) him so.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Romance, Steamy, Weekend, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5770 Read Count: 18184 ePub Downloads: 5
[Report This] Published: January 07, 2007 Updated: January 11, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 08, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: The beginning of the end...

Gah!  That's the end?!  I need more!  Waaaah!

Ahem.  That was really nice.  Still in Pam's voice even through the fury--quite a trick.



Author's Response: More coming soon.  I promise!  Thank you so much!

Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 15, 2007 Title: Chapter 3: Sweet Surrender

Yay!  Standing ovation!

Author's Response: Awww thanks belsum!

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat if it wasn't Dwight who found her? Spoilers for Back from Vacation.
Categories: Episode Related, Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Ensemble, Pam
Genres: Angst, Humor, Oneshot
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2267 Read Count: 20637 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: January 08, 2007 Updated: January 08, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 08, 2007 Title: Chapter 5: Tears and Rain

Wow.  Just wow.  You have each one of their voices so perfectly down.  I don't even know if I could pick a favorite because they're all so real.  (And poor Roy!)  I'm very impressed.  And sniffing back my own tears.

Author's Response: Awww, thank you!  It means so much when I make people cry! (Aaaand that didn't come out right.)

The Balloon by nqllisi Rated: K [Reviews - 21] 9
Summary: Past Featured StoryPam's mom remembers.
Categories: Other, Present
Characters: Other, Pam
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Pam's Mom
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 500 Read Count: 3044 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 10, 2007 Updated: January 10, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 10, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Beautiful, poignant.  Very lovely.  Sure hope Jim doesn't end up flat and different.  Yikes.

And woohoo!  Chris and Allison!  We're now immortalized in fic!



Author's Response:

I randomly picked "Christopher" and then couldn't resist. :)

I think Jim has come back flat and different- but I think she will re-inflate him soon. Or something that makes sense. Heeee.

Cupcakes by unfold Rated: K+ [Reviews - 30] 17
Summary: Past Featured StoryHe’s been baking her a cupcake on her birthday for the past four years.Random, fluffy sort of season three Jim/Pam. 
Categories: Future, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Fluff, Oneshot, Romance, Workdays
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1936 Read Count: 4828 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 10, 2007 Updated: January 10, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 11, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow.  Sweet and adorable and heartbreaking and real and, and...why can't this really happen?!  Beautiful.  Love Jim's acknowledgement of his own ability to think on his feet as an impediment to his finally hooking up with Pam.

And now I want strawberry cake.  Dammit.

Summary:

Pam begins to get used to the fact that Jim needs her advice on things whenever he and Karen fight.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Karen, Pam
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2074 Read Count: 11128 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 10, 2007 Updated: January 10, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 11, 2007 Title: Chapter 3: The Fourth Fight

Wow.  So many amazing details.  Their unconscious game of soda tab hockey really caught me.  I love that in many ways, the Jim/Karen relationship paralleled the Pam/Roy one, only sped up.  And the ending has such a variety of meanings.  "She knows" can be countless things.  Lovely.

Minor grammar nitpick:  "Karen gets up storms over to Jim's desk and slams a key on top of it" - I think you need either a comma or an "and" between up and storms.  Hope you don't mind--I can't not see those things!  :-)



Author's Response: Actually, that's a typo...I'm very picky about grammar as well!  Thanks for noticing that, and thank you for such an awesome review!

Drunk Dial by LadyLuck Rated: T [Reviews - 56] 12
Summary: Jim calls Pam back after receiving her text on the night of the Diwali festival. And yes, he is still very drunk.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Drunk Pam/Jim
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 14302 Read Count: 30952 ePub Downloads: 5
[Report This] Published: January 10, 2007 Updated: February 13, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 11, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like this because it's almost like an alternate history.  In that respect, you could go on in this alternate direction or leave it as a one-off.

Also--"balancing was stupid" is effing brilliant!

Summary: The long delayed Office/Firefly crossover. The crew of Serenity meets the crew at Dunder Mifflin.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Crossover
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Humor
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5378 Read Count: 3552 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 11, 2007 Updated: January 12, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 11, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Mr. Cobb Goes to Scranton

Brilliant!  Genius!  Shiny!  I'll be in my bunk!

And really, I'm surprised I didn't get fired.  I haven't been forced to supress laughter like that in a long time!  I'm so printing this out for the mister to read.



Author's Response:

Yay! I'm glad you found it shiny. 'I'll be in my bunk' is a favorite line around my house but couldn't seem to work it into this part! Maybe next time.

Thanks belsum!

Breathe by kells8995 Rated: T [Reviews - 24] 5
Summary:

Just my take on how I'd like to see Karen find out the WHOLE truth!!

Spoilers/speculation through "Traveling Salesmen"


Categories: Present, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3542 Read Count: 10925 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: January 12, 2007 Updated: January 14, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 15, 2007 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Miscommunications

I really liked this one.  So many emotions!  Poor Roy, poor Pam, poor Jim, poor Karen.  I liked how the truth was forced out rather publicly. And I always love Kelly as a Cupid/plot device.  Heh.  Interesting that you left things quite unresolved at the end.  How long before Jim remembers that he forgot the details again?

Happy Hour by nqllisi Rated: T [Reviews - 19] 6
Summary: Karen and Meredith go out for a drink after the events of "Traveling Salesman."
Categories: Other, Present
Characters: Karen, Meredith
Genres: None
Warnings: Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 914 Read Count: 1613 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 13, 2007 Updated: January 13, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 15, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh sweet--you went with Meredith instead of Kelly!  I think it worked really well this way.

I like that Karen got hung up on "best friend" instead of Pam's engagement.  That feels very real.  I'd love a part 2:  does Karen dig for more details?  From Kelly this time?  Michael?  Does she confront Jim?  Pam?  I just don't think she'd keep this inside of her.



Author's Response: I still like the Kelly idea...maybe a part 2 is in order. :)

Summary:

He knows she smiles behind her book when he gets up, stands behind her, puts his hands on her shoulders and tells her that she brings balance to the force. 


Categories: Other, Present
Characters: Dwight/Angela
Genres: Inner Monologue, Oneshot
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 431 Read Count: 4174 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 13, 2007 Updated: January 13, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 15, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That last aside was so perfectly in Dwight's voice I could actually hear him saying it in my head!

I love Dwight/Angela so thanks for this little insight into just how they manage to click.

Summary: Past Featured StoryYou've got Karen now but her voice is lower and her hair is darker and she is in no way and every way like Pam: sometimes it just hurts too much.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Claustrophobic Spaces, Oneshot, Romance, Workdays
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1452 Read Count: 4074 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: January 14, 2007 Updated: January 14, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 15, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

when did everything get so complicated?

And boy did things just get a whole lot more complicated!  Dang!  Nice work.



Author's Response: Thank you so much!

control by monkeybear Rated: M [Reviews - 14] 1
Summary:

I had to write something about what went on in Jamaica.... and then I had to add part II, from Michael's perspecive.

Not 100% confident in how well part II works, but I'll throw it out there.  Feedback is awesome. 


Categories: Other, Episode Related
Characters: Michael/Jan
Genres: Travel
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Challenges: Jamaica Jan Sun Princess
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2096 Read Count: 1575 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 14, 2007 Updated: January 15, 2007
Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: January 15, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Jan/Michael is my favorite show couple and I thank you so much for this beautiful story.  I loved all of Jan's internal asides.  I always say that Jan can make Michael be a better man; it was nice to see Michael make Jan be a better woman.  I'd love another chapter.



Author's Response: I'm so happy you liked it :o) and you're so spot-on about them kind of bringing the best out in each other.  That, I think, is part of the reason they're so compelling to watch (and, okay, obsess over and write about)!  Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: belsum Signed
Date: February 07, 2007 Title: Chapter 2: Michael's Side of the Story

This actually brought tears to my eyes!  I think it's a wonderful companion piece to the Jan POV.  So sweet that Michael was that concerned about doing something wrong and ruining his fairy tale. 

she’s so beautiful and sophisticated and Jan

Such a perfect line.  And the repetition of describing Jan's attributes as being so Jan was lovely.