Date: March 31, 2021 01:44 pm Title: acceptance
Oh, man. I love this ending. I love it so much. I can just so easily picture this - very much in their voices and characters. And this was one of the first fics that made it click for me that Jim's denial in The Secret might have assumed outsized importance for Pam.
Date: February 18, 2010 10:38 am Title: impending doom
I didn't think to check the chapters, so I read it backward! That's why I didn't understand at first. I'm a dork. I loved this, even though it was backward. I would have loved it much more had I read it correctly. Silly me
Date: February 18, 2010 10:29 am Title: acceptance
I know I've read this before, but can't remember what happens. I'm glad Jazz rec'd it :) Dumb question, though (not sure if you even check reviews anymore for old stories, but) what ep is this supposed to follow?
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! This takes place right after Dwight's Speech, when Jim decides to book a trip to Australia.
Date: January 10, 2009 12:11 pm Title: acceptance
I will take sappy over unresolved angst any day. :) I love the way you write first person Jim. I've never attempted it myself. You've captured his expected reluctance to believe it's true and slight desperation while on the phone w/Pam perfectly. Yay you!
Author's Response: Aw, thanks xoxoxo. Glad you thought I got his voice right. One of these days I'll be brave and do something in third person. Or, Jesu forfend, second person. :) Thanks for the review!
Date: January 03, 2009 04:22 pm Title: acceptance
I absolutely loved this whole story, but especially the last chapter, and their last conversation. It was so them. Saying A LOT with very few words. I think you portrayed them both perfectly.
Author's Response: Thank you! I liked the idea of that minimalist conversation. Glad you liked it too :) Thanks for the review!
Date: December 21, 2008 06:34 pm Title: acceptance
I really enjoyed this story! Thanks for writing and sharing it with us :)
I really FELt the scene where Pam arrives at the house and Mark's reactions are hilarious.
Author's Response: That means a lot to me that you really felt it, thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking time to review and sorry I didn't respond sooner! :)
Date: December 18, 2008 12:49 pm Title: acceptance
They just needed...something, right? One or the other of them just needed to say something! Aw, S2, back when things hurt so much but so sweetly. Drunk Jim, confused Pam, Roy being his usual insensitive self (not evil, just not particularly attentive)...you capture that angst so perfectly, and resolve in a way that could have happened. Brava!
Author's Response: Yeah, exactly; I have half a dozen other bits started with just that premise--somebody say something! If only...but I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the review, lis, it's always good to hear from you. :)
Date: December 17, 2008 08:17 pm Title: acceptance
Aw, that was adorable. I felt like the conversation where Pam said she loved him too could've been a little bit deeper and it was a little harsh for Pam to say "Well, not years" x) But I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for continuing this story!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! That wasn't meant to come off harsh, but I guess I can see how it would seem that way. :) Still, I haven't done AU before and it was fun to give it a shot. Thanks for reading!
Date: December 17, 2008 12:56 pm Title: acceptance
Callisto, I'm touched...
I feel all off-balance and wrong when I try to write AU, so I have to congratulate you on pulling it off so well. I was particularly impressed with their final phone conversation, how you got so much done with so little. Well done. I already want to see something new from you. :)
Author's Response: I have never tried to write AU for exactly that reason, so thank you! It feels very weird to go off-canon. I'm glad that phone conversation didn't seem too cheesy (?) with just a bunch of monosyllabic questions and answers, but they seem to like the less-is-more approach to their communication... Anyway, thanks so much for all your support, and I hope to see some yummy frosting from you soon! :)
Date: December 17, 2008 05:42 am Title: acceptance
Yeah, I'm glad you didn't leave us hanging... I thought you might. It's nice to have a happy ending! Great. Really loved this... made me search out Casino Night videos on Youtube...
Author's Response: I seriously thought about it, and it would've been more realistic, probably, but I'm a sucker for the happy ending. And it's my story, dammit. :) Thanks kgreene! Glad you enjoyed it. You gonna throw us another cold open before Christmas? ;)
Date: December 17, 2008 05:27 am Title: acceptance
What a cathartic chapter...I like how Jim's thoughts/emotions are right there, so raw. (Writing something in a tricky complicated way doesn't necessarily mean it's complicated - and vice versa...and that's a very poorly phrased compliment, btw ;-) For instance this line: I felt suddenly light, like something huge and heavy had dropped away from me at the aknowledgment of its existence. Followed by: And just like that, I fell back to earth with a thud. That just perfectly captures Jim's rollercoaster of emotions during that night. And then again, your last line also suggests so much relief/realease, in such simple clear terms. Very nicely done ;-) (And maybe it's the season, but resolving the angst felt like a little gift, so thanks.)
Author's Response: Ooh, I'm glad you liked that particular bit of the rollercoaster--that's exactly what I was going for in that whole exchange. Yay! Part of me really feels like I shouldn't have ended it the way I did, and maybe it is the season, but I just couldn't leave it unresolved. And all of my AU ideas are really designed to just hurry up the process and get them to figure things out sooner, so there's my justification. :) And I appreciate that about the last line--I wasn't really sure about it, frankly, so that makes me feel much better. Thanks so much for the review Colette! Glad to have you along for this one.
Date: December 16, 2008 08:49 pm Title: acceptance
Gah love it! It's so them. Especially how they don't actually say what they're feeling and it's so succinct.
I feel so much happier this isn't left in unresolved angsty-land. I like Happy Waiting JAM land so much better :D Great job!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it WildBerryJam! Thanks. We all love a happy ending, right? :)