Month of Fic Recs

With over 4200 fics, finding what you like can be a little difficult so we bringing you a Month of Fic Recommendations! Every day will be a new topic and we’ll list a handful of fics pertaining to that topic. We will do this every day for a month, leading up to July 9th, which will mark 12th anniversary of MTT online! We did our best to get a good cross-section of authors and not list any stories more than once. That said, this is still just a sampler of the many many great fics at MTT!

Now without further adieu, the fic recs!

Here’s the list of the topics, click the day to jump directly to the list of recs you’re interested in!

  1. Series
  2. June 10th
  3. Art Show (Business School)
  4. Author of the Month – Rach3l
  5. Proposals
  6. Almost Famous Fics (Just out of the Top 25 lists)
  7. Recent Works-In-Progress
  8. “Five Times” Fics
  9. Drunk JAM
  10. Late Season Fics
  11. Dwight & Angela Fics

Day 1: Series
a series is a collection of distinct stories that were intended to be read together. Here are a few of our favorites:

Baby Talk by LoveFool: Written long before Cece came around, this series offers an alternate look at how Jim & Pam became parents.

Elements by Paper Jam: A series of themed fics, set in a universe that goes AU at the end of The Merger. Languages, Colors, Weather, Celestial Bodies.

First Dates by Lexiconiful: a series of Jim and Pam’s first couple of dates.

Indie Rock & Keds by Nightswept : Jim and Pam, college life and more.

Jam Sessions by Jodithgrace: a multipart story of Jim and Pam, beginning with Five Days in which Jim meets Pam for the first time, and continuing past Casino night. Some stories are narrative, some e-mails and one is a phone call.

Week Days by Talkative: That first week together and then their summer apart while Pam is at Pratt.

Day 2: June 10th
Some fics centered around that faithful day Pam and Roy were supposed to get married

Breathe by agd300: The wedding date is here – what happens next?

Eye of the Storm by xoxoxo: It’s June 10th. And it’s raining. Pam thinks it might be a sign.

June 10th by nqllisi: Pam wakes up early on the morning of June 10th. Has she made the right decision?

June 10th by wendolf: Imagine Jim’s confession on Casino Night never happened and Pam actually made it down the aisle on June 10th . . . only to say “I don’t”.

June in Ten by NobleLandMermaid: Or “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.

Trouble Breathing by mixedberries: Pam’s wedding, kind of. She knows that she will still sit at her desk at work, looking out over Jim’s empty chair, and wonder what she will say to him when he walks through the door.

Day 3: Art Show (Business School)
Ever watch Business School and wish there was more JAM to be had? Don’t worry, we gotchu.

Babylon by Paper Jam: All the lights are changing red to green. From denial to truth in an enclosed space

Between and Underneath the Words by Recorderalways An alternate ending story from season three, beginning just before Phyllis’ Wedding and ending at Business School.

Could Have Knocked Off The Evening by lama: Jim shows up late at the art show.

Creativity Takes Courage by WildBerryJam: Courage and honesty were not her strong points but subtlety is. A series of moments that help explain Pam’s art pieces.

Life is an Imitation of Art by Binxbaby: Jim’s with Karen. Pam’s with Roy. Misery all around until Pam fights to find her passion again. In her art and in her love life.

The Acknowledgement of Truth by time4moxie: “Honesty and Courage are not her strengths,” Oscar said. Pam knew it was true.

Day 4: Fics by Rach3l, MTT’s Author of the Month
Every month we select an author to feature and June’s AOTM is the incredibly prolific Rach3l, known for her immersive AUs as well as her steamy writing.

Give Us Liberty or Give Us Death (series) : 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.

Love, loyalty, friendship: Jim and Pam’s first date and the ensuing weekend.

Sin Aesthetics: A dark take on JAM, if everyone in the world had superpowers. When everyone’s super… no one will be.

The music of my heart, or whatever: What if Jim and Pam are musicians who meet in college? What if they maybe don’t think too highly of each other, until a chance encounter involving public transportation throws them together unexpectedly?

Tomorrow’s Gonna Be a Brighter Day: Pam calls off her wedding. Roy loses it. Jim’s in Stamford, but not for long. A hospital stay and the recovery afterward.

Please visit the Author of the Month thread on the forums for the full list of all our AOTMs and even more fic recs!

Day 5: Proposals
While we know and love the rainy reststop proposal, here are a few alternative takes on the big moment

A Proposition by realitycheck: It’s Valentine’s Day 2008….

Closing The Deal by LoveFool: Jim and Pam were pretty darn giddy at the end of “Job Fair”, thought it’d be fun to see where all that giddiness might lead them.

Cry Wedding, Cry Wolf by cloudyskies: Three times Jim doesn’t mean it, and one time he does. Produced in a burst of Chair Model-inspired happiness.

Five Ways Jim Proposes To Pam by MrsLloyderineHalpert: Exactly as the title says. Five drabbles.

Four Times Jim Tried to Propose…..and the One Time He Finally Did by time4moxie: Even when he’s got the girl, sometimes Jim finds himself being laughed at by the Fates….

Up the Ladder to the Roof by untherapy: Inspired by the Chair Model episode

Day 6: Almost Famous Fics
At MTT we have a Top List section that has the Top 25 most read fics, most reviewed fics, etc etc. But there are many great fics who *just* miss the cut, so this list contained some “off-podium” fics that are well worth a read!

~Epics that just miss the “Longest Fic” list~

Graceless by Strawberry Fields: “Pam and I have hurt a lot of people, but mostly we’ve hurt each other. There’s no coming back from that.”

The Lie by DoofusPrime: For Jim Halpert, being used as a scapegoat by Michael for something he didn’t do is the last straw. When he decides to quit, Pam – and others – must decide just what he means to them and what it will take to keep him around.

the treehouse by iwantphillyjim: AU…Pam is new to Scranton, but she connects with an old friend. (note: not complete)

~Well-reviewed and Jellybeaned fics~

It’s The Same? by bright red shirt: Some speculation on Season 3

Nobody’s Business But Mine by GodInThisChilis: Watch as Jim and Pam deal with being in the public eye and under the thumb of manipulative network producers.

Unseen by unfold: A series of moments we didn’t get to see in the actual episodes.

~Lots of hits and ePub downloads~

Fault Lines by Deedldee: When the world cracks opened and the earth quakes, how do they survive?

How Long by GodInThisChilis: What if Pam had gone along with Michael and Dwight to the convention? Was she ready to see Jim? Was Jim ready to face Pam?

Two by yanana: Begins the night of the episode, the Job. A bump in the road for Jim and Pam now that they’re finally together.

~On many Fave Lists~

Talk by Annabel Winslow: Jim and Pam and two telephones, post-Season 3.

That Night by Colette: Before, during, after (peas, waffles.) Post-Cocktails…but no fighting.

When in Rome… by StarryDreamer: Three years have passed since Pam left Scranton for New York, and Jim is still very much on her mind.  Will a work-related trip to Rome, Italy be the catalyst that reunites Pam with Jim once and for all?

Day 7: Recent Works in Progress
Here are a handful of great fics still in the process of being completed. If you love any of them, as a member you can add fics to your favorites and that way get an email alert any time your favorite is updated!

Always One Foot on the Ground by Coley: Pam gets a lesson in dating from an unlikely source.

Restart by agian18: Just as quickly as life can give you everything you’ve ever wanted, it can take it away on a dime. When tragedy strikes, will Jim and Pam’s love be able to stand the tests?

Safe and Sound by NobleLandMermaid: Jim enjoys a quiet meal at his grandfather’s Poconos cabin when a curly-haired stranger named Pam comes by. Inspired by A Quiet Place.

Terra Incognita by Comfect: Jim gets in an accident on June 10, and Pam gets to help.

The Adventures of Jimmy Halpert by BigTuna: One day, while riding his bike through the forest, mild mannered paper salesman Jim Halpert is bitten by a radioactive bear and becomes ‘Bear Man.’ At least, that’s the story we’ve been told. Ever wondered what really happened?

Day 8: “Five Times” Fics
There are so many great “Five Times/Ways/etc” fics it’s practically its own genre! They’re typically short so we are listing 10 fics, but know lots of faves are missing so we encourage you to do a Title search of “Five” (or Four) to find many more!

5 Times (out of many) That Karen Considers Doing Something Drastic by Alex Wert

Five Conversations Jim and Pam Might Have Their First Morning Together by Par5

Five times Jim almost kisses Pam by watchthesky84

Five Times Jim Wakes Up in the Morning by allibabab

Five Times Pam Calls Him James by tizzy

Five Times the Crew Got a Clue by sharky

Five Ways Jim Halpert Proves He’s Really, Really Back by time4moxie

Five Ways Karen Gets a Clue About Pam and Jim by Penguin_jammies

Four Times Jim Keeps His Hands In His Pockets (And One Time He Didn’t) by vicodinfm

Four Times Pam Almost Drove to Stamford and One Time She Did by unfold

Day 9: Drunk JAM
Although we very rarely got to see it, we know from episodes like Dundies and PDA that Drunk JAM is a good time, thankfully we have fic to give us more!

Bachelorette Party by Par5: Pam’s girls take her out for a last night of freedom in the big city.

Don’t Let Dunder-Mifflin Near The Fruity And Delicious Drinks by dundiefromgod: 55-words on what happens when different Dunder-Mifflin employees get drunk.

Everyday is April 5th by msteapot: A drunken phone call between Pam and Jim, set in Season 3.

In Vino Veritas by Peskipiksi: “In Wine, Truth.” We’ve seen Drunk Pam (banned from Chili’s), and we’ve seen Drunk Jim (drunk driver/biker), but what happens when we put Drunk Pam and Drunk Jim together? Set during Season Three.

Photography by yanana: Jim and Pam have their first date . . .  and a few too many drinks

Day 10: Late Season Fics
Let’s face it, Jim and Pam were kind of put on the back burner in Seasons 7 and 8 and when they did actually get a storyline in S9 it was, let’s just say, highly polarizing. Thankfully there were (and still are) very talented authors who helped provide more late-season JAM for us.

Indigo and Crimson by Deedldee: Season 8 post episode one shots. (mod note: this is honestly the best thing to come out of season 8)

Just A Saturday Morning by more_awake: After spending a week at home while pretending to be on jury duty, Jim reflects on the past few weeks, gets some news from Michael, and spends a morning with his wife and kids.

No Jealousy Required by spaceorphan and callisto: Jordan likes Jim. Pam notices.

Stay and Fight by BigTuna: A story in 3 parts about staying, fighting, and nice mornings. Set in season 9.

Walk This Way by jazzfan: Script style fic, the camera crew explores the Halperts’ new fitness routine after PDA.

We’re Not Broken Just Bent by Dedeen: Jim’s POV during Paper Airplane.

Wonderful (Unexpected) Surprise by Dedeen: Talking heads missing from season 7 episodes

Extra shoutout to Dedeen, Deedldee, and more_awake who were definitely keeping the archive alive in those later seasons, please check out their other later season fics!

Day 11: Dwight & Angela Fics
At MoreThatThat we are admittedly very JAM-centric but we have lots of stories about the show’s other great romance: Dwight & Angela. So if you’re looking for a little less mixed-berry jam and a little more Monkey and Possum, this list is for you! Shoutout to MTT user and D&A superfan dwangela for helping us compile this list!

Angels in Your Angles by 69 cups of noodles: 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.
dwangela’s comment: explores the inevitable conflicts between these two quirky characters with incredibly in character details.

Four Fourths by shoutoutout: Firecrackers, apple pie, peaches, and Andy: The last four Fourth of July’s in Angela’s life.

How She Sleeps At Night by shoutoutout: Andy comes over, Dwight comes over, then Angela sleeps. A look at one night in Angela’s life.
dwangela’s comment: One of my favorites and digs into the lesser written about relationship between Andy and Angela and Dwight.

Lenses by Mi Mariposita (found at fanfiction.net): He was stubborn; she was severe. So how, exactly, did they end up together?
dwangela’s comment: This is without a doubt, the best Dwight/Angela fanfiction in existence.

Okay by carbondalien: “Pride was a sin, wasn’t it?” After the proposal, Angela reflects on what was and what is to be.
dwangela’s comment: just a short oneshot, but a lovely one nonetheless with a presentation of Angela’s pride in contrast to the vulnerability she must have felt in the moments leading up to the final scene in Goodbye Toby.

Sensory Overload by There There:Dwight, Angela and the five senses that brought them to the last moment of season 4.
dwangela’s comment: So incredibly well written (and lengthy in contrast to most Dwangela fics). It covers Casino Night from Angela’s perspective and is just all kinds of amazing. Highly recommend.

Sliding by dwangela: Angela’s thoughts on the men in her life (set in early season 5)

The Most Dominant of Schrute Genes by Big Tuna: Which genes happen to be the most dominant of the bunch? While Dwight was an efficient worker, it wasn’t easy for him to keep track of fatherly things. For example, the daily post and his daughter, both of which were currently missing.
dwangela’s comment: This one is a short little future oneshot written way before Dwight and Angela actually got married. It is very, very funny.

Stay tuned for Day 12!

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