Penname: NobleLandMermaid Real name:
Member Since: December 12, 2006

Bio:

Author of the Month July 2019

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Just an Office lover writing fanfics under a penname that's a Park & Rec reference.

"You've been around forever!"

Kinda, I was absolutely obsessed with the show during the Season 3 of Angst (aka when it was looking like they'd drag out the will-they-won't-they indefinitely and only fanfic could fill the void!) and joined up, submitting my decent fanfics and being incredibly intimidated by the fantastic writers this fandom attracted.

After S4 I pretty much fell off the fanfic and fandom map, but Netflix helped me rekindle my JAM feeling something fierce a couple summers ago and I thought hey better check on MTT. The site was in despite need of some TLC and I've worked with the other admins and now I think MTT looking pretty good if I do say so ;-)

"Are you ever going to finish Anywhere But Here?"
I am! I have it plotted out and I'm chipping away at it, along with my other WIPs, and once I finish them up I will NOT have like 5 WIPs at once again >.<

I also have most of my office stuff archived at FFN and AO3

Please don't hesitate to review no matter the age of my fics!


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Reviews by NobleLandMermaid
Primae Noctis by neotantrika Rated: MA 6 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: First Date Fic.  But with the usual neotantrika steam.  NC-17

Recommended by: lisahoo
Recommender's comments: Nice interior monologue from Jim.  Beautifully written steaminess.
Categories: Present, Jim and Pam
Characters: None
Genres: Romance, Steamy
Warnings: Explicit sexual content
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: August 02, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: August 07, 2016 Title: Primae Noctis

So the first half of this is so sweet and cute and then the 2nd half is just about the hottest "first time" fic you're gonna find, all while being really true to the characters, definitely a must-read!

Warning Labels by annakovsky, honey_wheeler, kyrafic, and obsession_inc Rated: MA 10 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: A season 2 Office AU that wonders what if Jim and Pam were hooking up the whole time? Starts after the Halloween episode.
Recommended by: angalee75
Recommender's comments: So hot... so effin good.

Mod note: recently posted to AO3 so re-upping this one to update link. A decade later, this series by Annakovsky, kyrafic, honey_wheeler and obsession_inc is still absolutely a must-read JAM fic.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Angst, Drama, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Completed: Yes
[Report This] Added: October 05, 2017
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: July 08, 2016 Title: Warning Labels

Just wanna second 10 years after the fact that this series is indeed so hot and so freakin' good. ;-)

Summary: Past Featured StoryJim's almost gotten used to narrating his life into a camera lens for the consumption of strangers. Like having a blog, but more embarrassing.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Dwight, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Romance, Travel, Weekend
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11663 Read Count: 19981 ePub Downloads: 8
[Report This] Published: July 14, 2006 Updated: July 14, 2006
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: April 08, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So I knew this fic was good as it's on pretty much every JAMfic recommendation list I've ever come across, plus I know you are talented writers, but somehow I've never actually sat down and read it until now. And now I can say the hype is real and this definitely deserves it's spot on the "essential JAMfic" list. This perfectly captures that early Jim and Pam feeling, the humor and sweetness with the angst and longing just under the surface. A decade or so later it's still fantastic.

Summary: Past Featured Story

A series of related drabbles that begin prior to The Merger and continue on from there.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: Andy, Jim, Jim/Pam, Karen, Michael, Pam, Toby
Genres: Angst, Drabble, Inner Monologue, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 77 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 14640 Read Count: 66462 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: November 30, 2006 Updated: March 23, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: October 23, 2016 Title: Chapter 77: Pam - Fewer Words

I know it's been forever but I would love to see this finished! You just captured the 4 voices so well, and this chapter, so believably Jim and Pam.

Summary:

A few thoughts about how it'll be whenever Pam and Jim finally get things right.  Intended to write a drabble, but it came out a little long.


Categories: Future, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Drabble, Inner Monologue, Oneshot, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 123 Read Count: 1733 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: January 25, 2007 Updated: January 25, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 1
Date: July 22, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Counting...

This was sweet, love the last line!

Summary: Pam and Karen and Jim, at the wedding reception. Three drabbles, one story.
Categories: Present, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam, Karen, Kelly
Genres: Drabble, Oneshot
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 312 Read Count: 2125 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: February 04, 2007 Updated: February 04, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: January 04, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Can't resist fics that offer alternative endings to Phyllis' Wedding, and this is great! It's only 100 or so words for every point of view but everyone's thoughts and emotions come across so clearly. Love the end, it's simple and yet we know exactly what it means.

Horizon by falldownmore Rated: MA [Reviews - 16] 8
Summary:

You hate that she’s the only thing that makes you warm because now you know you can’t have her.

Takes place during Booze Cruise.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Drunk Pam/Jim, Oneshot, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1378 Read Count: 4438 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: March 08, 2007 Updated: March 08, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 9
Date: September 13, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Horizon

This came up as a Story of the Moment and I'm very glad I clicked! I'm trying to help out other mods in building recommendation lists especially for fics that take place during or close to episode, and I think this will end up in my Booze Cruise recommendations (in the mature section ;) ) Very angsty, a little dark, very hot and actually plausible (if the Office was not a network sitcom of course).

Summary: Another Bad! Fic entry, this time in the Pure Smut division.  My hope is that this story is SO bad that parents will force their teens to read it in order to prevent them from gittin' it on.   Guaranteed to kill your sex drive!
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: None
Genres: Claustrophobic Spaces, Oneshot, Parody, Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Challenges: Bad Fanfic
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 319 Read Count: 6302 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: March 17, 2007 Updated: March 17, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 9
Date: October 25, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Birth Control in written form.

The Bad Fanfic challenge is probably my favorite challenge ever on this site and this is still hilarious. XD

Pressure by grapenutbeats Rated: K+ [Reviews - 16] 6
Summary: "Yeah, Ryan told me to talk to Jim." She pauses, her eyes slightly glossy. "I guess I must be pretty obvious if Ryan felt the need to interfere."
Categories: Present, Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam
Genres: Oneshot, Romance
Warnings: Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1770 Read Count: 2573 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: April 04, 2007 Updated: April 04, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed
Date: April 25, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Though I definitely understand fandom and fanfic frustrations, I still wish this didn't have the "cheap ending", it was so excellently written before that point...

Summary: Past Featured Story

"It seems odd, in the ironic, slap-in-the-face kind of way that since her incident, it’s been easier to let him go."

Something bad happens to Pam. Very Dark.

 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Alternate Universe
Characters: Pam
Genres: Angst, Romance, Sick Jim/Pam
Warnings: Adult language, Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 35653 Read Count: 89902 ePub Downloads: 11
[Report This] Published: April 15, 2007 Updated: January 26, 2008
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed
Date: September 13, 2016 Title: Chapter 6: Hate

Tough subject matter but definitely a very compelling read! I have to stop here for now but this chapter has quite the cliffhanger it's very difficult to not hit next!

Summary: Pam changes outfits- and herself. Speculative post-The Job.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Future
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Fluff, Married
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10447 Read Count: 50790 ePub Downloads: 13
[Report This] Published: June 07, 2007 Updated: March 15, 2017
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: March 15, 2017 Title: Chapter 7: I choose you

Wow, definitely interesting to read this and see how you were actually pretty close to their S9 storyline with this chapter, how the 2nd kid and the advancing careers were straining them but then they went back to their roots to remind themselves how much they loved each other and how much they had gotten through already.

Author's Response: I think every couple goes through these issues (married 19 years myself, so I feel qualified to say so). But they love each other way too much not to fight through. Thanks for reading!

Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed
Date: March 15, 2017 Title: Chapter 12: I will be OK

Wow, this hurt! Jim's comment about getting and outfit for a job interview, guh, right in the griefbone! Thanks so much for returning and completing this piece, even though it was bittersweet ending it was definitely fitting. You're not rusty at all (and at the risk of mixing metaphors, if you can find anymore JAM in that jar I'd definitely be happy ;) )

Author's Response: Aww, thanks! It felt good to dip my toe back it...we'll see! 

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat if Pam had gone along with Michael and Dwight to the convention? Was she ready to see Jim? Was Jim ready to face Pam?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Past, Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Travel
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: Reality Reality TV
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 29494 Read Count: 113735 ePub Downloads: 19
[Report This] Published: September 04, 2007 Updated: September 29, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: October 16, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Like a Bluebird With His Heart Removed...Lonely As a Train

A) this is really great, you beautifully tied in so many canonical things while keeping this its own unique story. Great characterization, angsty and funny and steamy.
B) I don't know if the writers saw this one or if it's all just coincidence but wow the last few chapters were eerily similar to S9! Crew member named Brian? Jim working on a project with his friend driving a wedge between him and Pam? A certain card from many years ago being read at the right time and reminded them how much they meant to each other? You definitely predicted more than you thought!
Love this one and will definitely be recommending it!

Summary:


Post The Job, Pam and Jim's first date.
...A BadFic response.


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Humor, Parody
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Challenges: Bad Fanfic
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 391 Read Count: 2343 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: September 21, 2007 Updated: September 21, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 1
Date: July 23, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

an extra fine entry to the BadFic genre!

Hope by nomadshan Rated: M [Reviews - 34] 28
Summary: Past Featured StoryGreat Depression AU.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam, Other, Pam/Roy
Genres: Angst, Holiday, Humor, Romance, Steamy
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22191 Read Count: 29003 ePub Downloads: 15
[Report This] Published: September 24, 2007 Updated: September 24, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 1
Date: October 20, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: May 1990

This was one of the first JAM fics I ever read and after reading yet again it still an all time fave, such great writing, perfect pacing, real raw emotion and enough little touches to make it feel undeniably JAM. This is definitely one of the gems of the whole fandom.

Can't Go Back by shan21 Rated: T [Reviews - 83] 37
Summary: Past Featured Story

Post-Benihana Christmas fic!

Remember when Jim and Pam convinced Dwight that a CIA helicopter would pick him up on the roof? Well, neither of them could resist showing up that night to see the prank to it's conclusion.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related
Characters: Dwight, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 12284 Read Count: 21555 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: October 14, 2007 Updated: September 21, 2008
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: December 01, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: The Setup

Looking for some Christmas fic and this is soooo good, the characterization is impeccable, dialogue felt like I was watching the show, you even got Dwight's voice down which is a challenge. Sad it's unfinished (that 4th chapter end, gah!!!) But still really good.

Vox by sophia_helix Rated: MA [Reviews - 14] 24
Summary: Past Featured StoryMEMBER'S CHOICE - "She didn't analyze it. Not talking to him had been weird and hard and lonely; talking to him made her happy."
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Karen, Pam
Genres: Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9822 Read Count: 10623 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: November 25, 2007 Updated: November 25, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 1
Date: August 12, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Just want to give some love to this story, definitely one of my favorite "steamy" fics. Had just enough plot to keep things interesting and then when Pam finally gets to Jim's room? Awesome.

Summary: Past Featured StoryEleven years of Pam Beesly's life. Some are better than others.
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy, Roy
Genres: Steamy
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19612 Read Count: 12403 ePub Downloads: 9
[Report This] Published: November 25, 2007 Updated: November 25, 2007
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 1
Date: August 12, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is without a doubt one of my all time fave office fics. This one came up often in our 10th anniversary survey last year, and someone made the comment that this was "the truest characterization of Pam I've read" which I definitely agree with. I pretty much recommend this to everyone who will listen ;-)

Summary: Jim must deal with a family crisis.  Pam helps him to get through it.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 79354 Read Count: 164115 ePub Downloads: 35
[Report This] Published: January 21, 2008 Updated: February 05, 2011
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: September 09, 2016 Title: Chapter 16: PDA at Lunch!

So I'm finally taking the time to read some of the "epics" on this site, plus this story was frequently mentioned as a fave in our 10 anniversary survey and wow it's really sucked me in, the detail you included is so incredible. I can't remember the chapter but I really liked the bit about how Roy was there for Pam when her father was ill, how he was just what she needed at the time but then she loyalty she felt to Roy due to that time morphed into more an obligation. Also I like this chapter, a fun little reprieve from the heavy subject at hand as some fawning teen girls threaten to blow Pam's cover, hehe.

Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed
Date: September 10, 2016 Title: Chapter 35: You're a Piece of Work, Halpert

Much as I love Jim, I appreciate that you let Karen get her say here, and that Jim recognizes that he definitely used her a bit and lead her on (it would have been nice if on the show there was *some* acknowledgement from Jim that he had been a bit of a jerk during S3, they mostly glazed over that!). But I'm also glad you don't have Jim making excuses or trying to somehow continue the relationship out of guilt or continue with his hope of breaking up with her face-to-face, it's crummy but he needed to be honest and just let it end.

Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: September 13, 2016 Title: Chapter 41: You Love Me

So I know at this point it's probably not in the cards for this one to be finished, I just want to say a very sincere thank you for the 41 chapters you did write for us. The amazing characterization and attention to detail in this story truly puts it in a class of it's own! Know that even years later and even though it's not completed, this story is well-read and well-loved!

Though you did leave off with a heck of a cliffhanger at least Jim and Pam revealed their feelings to each other in this last chapter. I do want to know what's going on with Jim's mother but probably above all I want to know what was engraved in the ring!? Should you see this, even a hint would be appreciated ;)

Author's Response: The ring said, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." 

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: 207254 ePub Downloads: 43
[Report This] Published: March 16, 2008 Updated: May 21, 2008
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 10
Date: September 07, 2016 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.

So this fic came up many times in the MTT 10th anniversary survey and I decided I better read it and wow, yeah, the hype is most definitely justified! Such an amazing AU you created here, your famous! Jim and Pam are quite different from show Jim and Pam but I still believed every second of it. Love this story, will probably read it 5 more times and will definitely be putting it on all the recommendation lists. All!

Author's Response: Wow thank you, NobleLandMermaid!  So glad things are picking back up a little around here, and glad you enjoyed my imaginary universe for these characters!  I appreciate the review and any recs!!

Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 1
Date: March 16, 2018 Title: Chapter 1: It's not that I hate you, it's just that I hate everything about you.

Its this fic's 10th birthday! I've done as I promised in my previous review and recommended it often to everyone and I love it so much I made a cover for it  Thanks again for the all time great JAM read.

Summary: Grief can turn you into someone you don't recognize. Jim struggles silently through what should be one of the happiest moments of his life.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Present
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Angst, Married, Sick Jim/Pam
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content, Other Adult Theme, Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5154 Read Count: 16377 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: April 08, 2008 Updated: June 02, 2008
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 1
Date: December 01, 2017 Title: Chapter 1: When the Rain Breaks the Road

I was wondering if there were any fics covering this topic here and was please to find this. You handled this incredibly tough and emotional subject in a way that was both heartbreaking and hopeful. Thanks for writing this.

Summary: “You’re mine.” he grumbled into her hair, his lips brushing against her neck, hitting that spot that made her knees go weak.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Oneshot
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 368 Read Count: 3660 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: April 15, 2008 Updated: April 15, 2008
Reviewer: NobleLandMermaid Signed 9
Date: September 13, 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh wow, really vivid descriptors painting a steamy (if teasing) scene! I'm torn, I like the ambiguity but I would also love to know what lead to this encounter, as well as what happens next ;-)