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!
- June 10th
- Art Show (Business School)
- Author of the Month – Rach3l
- Almost Famous Fics (Just out of the Top 25 lists)
- Recent Works-In-Progress
- “Five Times” Fics
- Drunk JAM
- Late Season Fics
- 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
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.
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
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….
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~
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.
~Well-reviewed and Jellybeaned fics~
~Lots of hits and ePub downloads~
~On many Fave Lists~
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!