Penname: grc73 Real name: Catherine
Member Since: August 02, 2020

Bio:

Wife, mother (of children, not dragons, generally). Hopeless romantic, massive JAM shipper. 

Also present on FanFiction.Net under the same name, where I wrote a fair number of stories for Bones, which for over ten years was the TV love of my life. Until now.

I’m still fairly new to The (US) Office, but as a Brit, I was really into the UK version and wasn’t too sure about this upstart US reboot, even with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s input. I’d seen a few episodes over the years, knew vaguely about the Jim/Pam storyline and that there was chemistry, but not really clicked on how good it was, and as for the rest, the little I’d seen? Well, Craig Robinson is Doug Judy in B99 to me, Rashida Jones - Ann Perkins in Parks and Rec; and I didn’t even know that Ellie Kemper and Ed Helms had been in it for several seasons, let alone James Spader and CATHERINE TATE?!  Then I watched it all the way through early in UK lockdown in Spring  2020 and suddenly it all clicked, and I fell hard for JAM. Really hard.

I’ve now watched some episodes several times, but I’m following via the Office Ladies podcast, so I’m really getting into the detail of the show itself as well as the love story.

In real life I have my own Jim (although his name isn’t Jim and he doesn’t work in paper, but he is lovely), two daughters and a naughty Beagle. I work in the IT Industry.


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Reviews by grc73
Rated: M [Reviews - 405] 142
Summary: Past Featured Story

MEMBER'S CHOICE TOP NOMINEE - Jim and Pam must interact in network sponsored live chats to promote their documentary. Angst (and maybe some smut) ensue.

Story now complete.

 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Pam/Other
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: Reality Reality TV
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 51174 Read Count: 137599 ePub Downloads: 32
[Report This] Published: October 11, 2007 Updated: November 16, 2007
Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: August 09, 2020 Title: Chapter 23: Squee!!!!!

Just read this in 2 long sittings. This is a fabulous story, so well written. :)

Rated: M [Reviews - 94] 57
Summary: "Oh, mister, wait until you see/What I'm gonna be/I've got a plan, a demand and it just began/And if you're right, you'll agree..." Let's have a bit of fun with our dear girl before TPTB let us know what she really did with her summer vacation, shall we?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: Week Days
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7471 Read Count: 20211 ePub Downloads: 9
[Report This] Published: June 02, 2008 Updated: June 08, 2008
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: August 15, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: The First Month

All of those surnames come from the town of Heilbronn, a town in southern Germany near Stuttgart. Halpert is a variation on a number of similar names, and yes, Jewish :)

Rated: T [Reviews - 104] 43
Summary: The branch scores a trip to Walt Disney World, thanks to an amazing deal by Michael (and a semi-plausible explanation by Little Comment!). Same office workers, new place...hijinx a-go-go.
Categories: Other, Present
Characters: Andy, Angela, Angela/Andy, Creed, Darryl, Dwight, Dwight/Angela, Ensemble, Holly, Jim, Jim/Pam, Kelly, Kelly/Darryl, Kevin, Meredith, Oscar, Pam, Phyllis, Ryan, Stanley
Genres: Humor, Romance, Travel
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 62605 Read Count: 36585 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: September 05, 2008 Updated: October 13, 2008
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: August 14, 2020 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

This did amuse me as we actually went to Disney World in 2012 and Universal just after they’d opened Harry Potter World. It was really good.

Really enjoying this story BTW.

Rated: T [Reviews - 196] 76
Summary: Past Featured StoryThe title says it all.
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Drabble, Drunk Pam/Jim, Fluff, Inner Monologue, Romance
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 24931 Read Count: 54383 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: November 17, 2008 Updated: March 09, 2009
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: August 13, 2020 Title: Chapter 3: Just When You Think You Got A Hold

OK Go videos are amazing. I love the one for “The One Thing”

Rated: T [Reviews - 13] 7
Summary: Spoilers for the Delivery. Ever heard of it?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Pregnancy/Babies
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2039 Read Count: 2637 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: March 04, 2010 Updated: March 04, 2010
Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: September 23, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is beautiful, takes me back to the birth of my own daughters, and my husband’s reaction.

Rated: M [Reviews - 122] 98
Summary: “Karen, I don’t even have his phone number. It’s been four years since we last saw each other. When we broke up.” Pam emphasizes this last part as if Karen needs the reminder of her best friend’s personal history. “It’s not like… Look, I’m not going to fall in love with him again.”  
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Drama, Fluff, Humor, Inner Monologue, Romance, Travel, Weekend, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 99928 Read Count: 16140 ePub Downloads: 20
[Report This] Published: November 09, 2018 Updated: November 21, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: November 22, 2020 Title: Chapter 8: Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice

I like that you made Karen so likeable in this story. I am JAM all the way but I felt a bit sorry (probably more for Rashida Jones, who is ace) that Karen was essentially a one season plot device. This appears to me in the more Ann Perkins end of the spectrum - loyal friend, maybe a little more sassy but all good. I really like this Karen.

Rated: M [Reviews - 121] 83
Summary: As WWII rages Jim is sent to England to serve as a fighter pilot. He and Pam send each other letters as conflict arises in the skies above Europe and back on the home front.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content, Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 149849 Read Count: 9487 ePub Downloads: 20
[Report This] Published: April 27, 2019 Updated: January 02, 2021
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: January 03, 2021 Title: Chapter 24: Saddle Up

Lovely to have this back again, and what a great chapter, lots to get my teeth into! Nice work as ever, Warrior.

Author's Response: Thanks. It was fun to put all that in there. Glad you liked it. 

Rated: K [Reviews - 4] 9
Summary: Jim and Pam watch his movie from the end of A.A.R.M.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Married, Oneshot
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: Jamie and Morgan
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2770 Read Count: 1083 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 27, 2019 Updated: June 27, 2019
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: November 13, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is absolutely adorable and beautifully written, my teeth may actually fall out due the quality and quantity of sweet fluff in this piece!

I love how you've called back to some of their moments and just their reactions - so very, very accurate.

This series could go on and and on as far as I'm concerned. I love the whole "Jamie and Morgan" series anyway, this is one of my favourite moments. More please!

Author's Response: Awww, thank you grc. I'm glad you liked this one so much. This was fun to write. Whenever I watch that scene I couldn't help but think what was going through Pam's mind. So why not write it out?

Rated: M [Reviews - 108] 89
Summary:

Meeting in an unusual place in life, a broken Jim and Pam try their best to put the pieces of their lives back together while not falling apart and back down the hole that they're trying to help one another out of.

Based on the song "How Not To" by Dan + Shay, because do I *ever* write something that *isn't* based on a song? 


Categories: Alternate Universe, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Drunk Pam/Jim
Warnings: Adult language, Drug Use/Abuse, Other Adult Theme, Possible Triggers, Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 69192 Read Count: 8776 ePub Downloads: 10
[Report This] Published: June 27, 2019 Updated: November 20, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: November 20, 2020 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Reading this in the middle of the night for the first time because I couldn’t sleep and RAN OUT OF CHAPTERS! Noooooooo! This is so good. What a journey we are on with these two.

Rated: T [Reviews - 42] 27
Summary: Jim gets a little help from the Doc crew early to help with a present for his and Pam's first Christmas together.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Holiday
Warnings: None
Challenges: 12 Days of Christmas
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16860 Read Count: 4377 ePub Downloads: 4
[Report This] Published: December 13, 2019 Updated: December 25, 2019
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: December 13, 2020 Title: Chapter 13: Christmas

This was absolutely lovely!

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Rated: MA [Reviews - 47] 53
Summary:

Jim returns to Scranton from Stamford in a world where Karen doesn't exist. Pam wants to pick up where they left off on Casino Night but Jim tells her he's done all the pursuing so far, and he'd like be pursued (read: seduced). "Give me a reason to come back." 

Inspired by the Taylor Swift song "I Think He Knows". 

 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Kelly, Pam
Genres: Romance, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10473 Read Count: 4920 ePub Downloads: 4
[Report This] Published: July 10, 2020 Updated: November 20, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: November 02, 2020 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

I am so enjoying this - I really hope there are further chapter(s) on how this pans out!

Rated: M [Reviews - 32] 35
Summary:

 

What happened after Jim "struck gold" during his job interview in New York (season 3 finale) and before Pam went mining for celebrity sex tapes (season 4 opener), this chapter by chapter WIP has the story told through many points of view - none of them from the documentary film crew. 


 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Karen, Michael, Other, Pam
Genres: Drama, Fluff, Inner Monologue, Romance, Weekend, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language
Series: Gold Mine
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 39696 Read Count: 6932 ePub Downloads: 12
[Report This] Published: September 11, 2020 Updated: December 03, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: December 03, 2020 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 -“Do you want to come in?”

What a great song! And I loved this, so well written. I’m with you that they didn’t sleep together on their first date - would have just been too soon after Karen.

Author's Response:

Isn't it? The Jillian Edwards version is actually my preferred version - I love her voice - but it came out after this would have taken place.

Still, Bright Eyes is an Indie Rock band similar to Travis so it made sense to me Jim would like them and share with Pam over earbuds to the point she would come to love the song too.

I'm glad you agree it was too soon after Karen. I keep coming back to the fact that that morning he woke up in a hotel room, in a bed with Karen and having him sleep with two different women in less than 24 hours, especially if one of those women was the love of his life, was just too tainted, too well just yuck.

Plenty of time for that later. Not sure when yet but let's see where this goes.

Thanks for your compliment about the writing. I was so swept away writing this chapter, I'm glad to know it didn't come off like a fever dream no one but me could understand when reading back. 

Thanks for sticking with this story, with all the amazing writing on this site, it's nice to know my stories are being read among them. Thanks for the review and the jelly beans - they always are so lovely to receive. 

In fandom. 

Rated: MA [Reviews - 188] 136
Summary:

 7 authors. 21 songs. The most shameless smut this site has ever seen.


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Oneshot, Romance, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content, Mild sexual content, Moderate sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Series: Death by a Thousand Cuts
Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 119784 Read Count: 26553 ePub Downloads: 18
[Report This] Published: September 22, 2020 Updated: November 10, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: November 02, 2020 Title: Chapter 17: the lakes

Woah. It felt like ages waiting for this. It didn't disappoint. Very nice work!

Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: November 06, 2020 Title: Chapter 19: last great american dynasty, chapter 2

I am SO pleased you wrote a follow-up. The first one of these was brilliantly written but made me feel so sad. It was beautiful and I love that you found a "real" way to put them together.

Rated: K [Reviews - 7] 7
Summary: A prank years in the making finally comes to fruition. Pam convinces Jim to live his dreams. Erin makes $10 doing something Kelly and Andy would’ve done for free. And Angela reveals some surprising depths. A cold open, circa Season 6. #2 in the Rejected Cold Opens series.
Categories: Other, Present
Characters: Andy, Angela, Dwight, Ensemble, Erin, Jim, Jim/Pam, Kelly, Meredith, Pam
Genres: Humor
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: Rejected Cold Opens
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1880 Read Count: 326 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: September 22, 2020 Updated: September 22, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: September 22, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Break these people off Angel style

Brilliant. Utterly brilliant!

Author's Response: Thank you, but let's be real - at least 90% of why this works is thanks to Queen Bey, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Rated: T [Reviews - 32] 38
Summary: Five little windows into the life of Pamela Morgan Beesly. Most of them JAM-centric, because of course they are.
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Romance
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5902 Read Count: 1962 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: October 01, 2020 Updated: October 05, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: October 06, 2020 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Her Cool

This LITERALLY gave me butterflies when he told her he loved her. I loved Pam's joking with him at the end, too. This was so lovely.

Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: October 06, 2020 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5: Her Pants

This was sweet and sexy (and alarmingly realistic in terms of snatching those small moments together between child-related activities) - spot on.

Author's Response: Haha thank you!! Gotta seize the moment however you can when you have kids. 😂

Rated: MA [Reviews - 98] 71
Summary:

Jim and Pam meet during their sophomore year of college. They’re at different schools, but somehow, they just might make it work. Modern day college AU.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 37787 Read Count: 10088 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: October 02, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021
Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: November 04, 2020 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Great chapter, very sweet. I feel Like New Year’s Eve is going to be epic!

Rated: T [Reviews - 6] 8
Summary: Jim adds another pet name to the list of ones he has for Pam.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1962 Read Count: 422 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: October 15, 2020 Updated: October 15, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: October 15, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was so cute, I loved the interactions between them.

Rated: T [Reviews - 10] 18
Summary: “I think you should stay and I think we should fight.”

A slight canon-divergent take on our favorite couple staying and fighting in season 9. Takes place after “Couples Discount”.
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Married, Oneshot, Romance
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3979 Read Count: 589 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: October 18, 2020 Updated: October 18, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: October 19, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved this, it would have cut out a good couple of episodes of angst, too!

Author's Response: Thank you!! I’m always good with a little less angst. Haha

Rated: MA [Reviews - 38] 47
Summary: Pam lived out her dreams to run her own bookstore. The only thing she's lacking is someone to share it with.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Fluff, Romance, Steamy, Workdays
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9841 Read Count: 2795 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: October 19, 2020 Updated: November 19, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: October 21, 2020 Title: Chapter 2: A Meeting...or Six

Wow! This is building really well, loving the pacing and where this is going :)

Author's Response: Thank you!

Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: October 26, 2020 Title: Chapter 5: A Bookcase

I woke up to a new chapter and WOW - that was hot! Great writing and love the way you’ve had them falling in love, it’s very cute and very in keeping with their early romance on the show.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! That was my goal!

Rated: T [Reviews - 131] 92
Summary: An AU where Jim Halpert, a young high school English teacher, notices the new art teacher and takes it upon himself to help her get acclimated.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Other, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Humor, Romance, Workdays
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 35572 Read Count: 10225 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: October 24, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020
Reviewer: grc73 Signed
Date: December 02, 2020 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17: Epilogue

To my horror I realised I had said I was going to write a final chapter review and then hadn't.

Just re-read the whole thing all the way through.

This is just the most wonderfully cute story - Jim and Pam are still Jim and Pam, but you've transported them to this world so beautifully, and I love that you've bought them together fairly smoothly, it's nice to read something less angsty sometimes!

Huge kudos to you, this has been a pleasure to read and it's been a lovely feeling to get excited about each new chapter for this story. Looking forward to your next work.

Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: October 25, 2020 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The Faculty Lounge

My attention is certainly piqued! Great first chapter and I love the premise. Have put this on my bookshelf.

Author's Response: Aw, thank you!! Hopefully I can keep up the interest! Haha

Reviewer: grc73 Signed 1
Date: October 26, 2020 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: The German Room

I am loving this story. I love the writing and I love how it’s building. Keep those chapters coming please!

Author's Response: Thank you so much!! :)