Date: December 14, 2008 09:56 am Title: impasse
Shake them? Box their ears? Knock their heads together? Lock them in the supply closet? Yesshhh!
When I think back to these moments, I realize I have absolutely NO problem with how our Ms. Beesly speaks her mind nowadays. Not at all.
Loving this and looking forward to more.
Author's Response: Oh, weren't they frustrating? It was enough to make a person despair. And I agree with you--thank God Ms Beesly has found her voice. It certainly beats the alternative. Glad you like this-- more on the way soon. :)
Date: December 14, 2008 09:56 am Title: impasse
Oh yeah, me too! Definitely wanted to shake them. I wish so much that we'd actually gotten to see that first date and them (hopefully) actually talking stuff out. Looking forward to the breakthrough!
Author's Response: Glad you're sticking with it. There will be some actual conversation soon enough. Thanks for reading! :)
Date: December 14, 2008 09:46 am Title: impasse
I have always thought Pam knew what was up and was a little confused by why he decided to leave so suddenly so I think you're right on with that. I never thought to factor in the anger but I def like some Mad!Pam :)
This story is awesome and I crave more!
Author's Response: Me too--I could never understand how she didn't see what he was doing. So many missed opportunities... sigh. Glad you like this, thanks for reading!
Date: December 14, 2008 08:26 am Title: impending doom
I can't wait to see where you go with this. I was so mad at Pam the first time I saw this episode when she didn't question him missing her wedding.
Author's Response: Yeah, me too. It didn't make any sense to me that she wouldn't be questioning his motives. Thanks for the review! :)
Date: December 14, 2008 07:29 am Title: impending doom
I simply love this (except that I'm impatiently waiting for the next installment). I always thought Pam should have questioned Jim more about the Australia thing, and this is a very plausable way for it to play out.
She should have figured it out, by golly, he's right.
Can't wait for more.
Author's Response: I agree, jazzfan, she should've figured it out. I'm glad you like this! It should be complete pretty soon. :)
Date: December 13, 2008 05:29 pm Title: impending doom
Ooh, I like this. Like, a lot. This is exactly what I need to get through the holiday hiatus. It's angsty, set in season two, AU and, of course, very well written. Bravo. I know I can always count on you, callisto, for some great Jim and Pam interaction that feels true to the characters.
I especially liked the parts where Jim was silently begging her to figure it out. I remember thinking pretty much the same thing. Heck, I still think that when I watch CR, even though I know how it turns out. Except in this, I guess I don't know how it turns out anymore. :-)
So, Pam's up next, huh? Can't wait to find out what's going through that girl's head!
Author's Response: Hey Blanca! I just bleed for Jim during this time. He's trying so hard to tell her without telling her. I'm glad you like it... I am very curious to hear what everybody thinks of what Pam is thinking. It was not easy to try to get a handle on it, I hope I did her justice. Thanks for the review! :)
Date: December 13, 2008 03:13 pm Title: impending doom
Oooh, great job with this so far. Love Jim's growing desperation, the wildly shifting moments of hopefulness and despair. Just so gut-wrenching. Can't wait for more.
Author's Response: Is it weird that I miss the angst a little? Only because I know how it turns out, I guess. Glad you're liking it! Thanks for the review EH :)
Date: December 13, 2008 08:30 am Title: impending doom
I like this premise - telling her he was going to Australia is the perfect jumping off point for a believable 'what if' fic. Nicely and tautly written too - their late night phone call feels so real - Jim's semi-drunk, not quite saying what he needs to tension/hope, that hazy semi-drunk fog...all very palpable here - how I'd imagine a scene like this would sound. I also like the title - and the related bit at the beginning - where he wants anything: a sign, a hint, a glimpse, just something to tell him it's not all in his own head. Very - painfully - true to Jim at that point. More please.
Author's Response: Thanks Colette! I always wanted to see something come of this whole scenario... it always seemed weird to me that she wouldn't see it for what it was. I don't normally delve into the AU scene but I would've loved to see something happen here. Glad you're along for the ride! As always, it's good to hear from you! :)
Date: December 13, 2008 07:39 am Title: impending doom
::flying tackle hug::
I love the first person, the conversation with Mark, and, of course, of course the drunk midnight phone conversation with Pam. Your retelling of the scene where Jim tells Pam he won't be attending her wedding is fantastic, especially -
I glanced away, really uncomfortable now, that familiar tightness in my chest making it hard to breathe, but I forced myself to look back and meet her eyes long enough for her to see into me. She could always read me, surely she’d see what I was doing. Please, Beesly. Figure it out, please…
You actually drove my heart up into my throat with that. Can't wait for updates on this one.
Author's Response: Ah, the angst. How we do love it (now that we know how it ends...) I'm glad you liked that part. My heart breaks for him in that scene. Hope you like the rest! Thanks Talkative! Always a pleasure to hear from you! :)
Date: December 13, 2008 06:20 am Title: impending doom
I just love the idea of this. And this is pretty original, it's not often we see Pam confronting Jim about this trip. I can't wait for more.
Author's Response: Thanks kells! I agree, this is something I always wanted to see happen. Glad you like it. :)
Date: December 13, 2008 12:13 am Title: impending doom
Great first chapter. I always thought it was odd that Pam never called Jim out on going Australia two days before her wedding. Looking forward to next chapter :)
Author's Response: Me, too. That never sat well with me. Thanks for reading!