Date: June 02, 2021 11:42 am Title: Odnoliub - 2014
Very entertaining way to wrap this one up.
I agree with Jim. Neither was ready at that first test and the time was important for them both.
I’m a little partial to waitresses who interact with Jam and I did appreciate that whole conversation. Lot of truth there. Except Pam being selfish. You said it best, overwhelmed, missing him and once again not ready for change. I agree Jim sometimes looks before he leaps in contrast to Pam but I see that dichotomy between them one of the strengths of their partnership. They just have to keep communication open. Failure to do so results in season 9.
I like how you managed to make it canon compliant and still have a twist on the ending, which by the way was lovely.
Jelly beans and love.
Date: June 01, 2021 11:07 am Title: Onsra - 2013
Like you said Season 9 was a bummer and I think you captured well how the love was still there through the hurt. How he was trying but struggled not knowing how deep the hurt got. And how she struggled to have confidence things could get back.
Season 9 is tough to write so kudos for doing this chapter justice.
Date: May 28, 2021 12:12 pm Title: Cafune - 2012
What I truly loved about this chapter was how you got real with it. How you so perfectly addressed this stage in their life and their love life. Pam's self consciousness about her post baby body - her lack of libido but not lack of love. how Jim could read her but knew what to do to make her feel better both about herself and well just better.
Of course the NLM trademark humor and tenderness was still there so since I'm not sure if I have any jellybeans left to give (I think I saved a few) I'm throwing you a Easter Bunny's supply.
Date: May 25, 2021 03:41 pm Title: Mo chuisle mo chroi - 2010
ok- since reviews are supposed to be about the story and not all about my personal anecdotes in relation to said story I'll start by saying you've done a very good job of accurately describing what is like to be 8 1/2 months pregnant. And the telling of the story was just so sweet. Ok was that enough about you? Now me. But seriously, this story made me reminisce, maybe not the right word, but it did bring me back...first to a Valentine's day while I was pregnant that will forevermore be renamed St. Vomit's Day - cause that's what it is when you are already having morning sickness and then get a stomach flu on Valentine's Day while pregnant.
Next anecdote you made me think of...second child I wanted to know, hubs did not. So at 20 weeks I found out it was a boy and had to keep it a secret for another 20 - which I did, even started a wicked fight with him over a girl's name so much so that he was kind shocked when they announced It's A Boy. I love that Pam found out - and love love love the vision of little MAry Janes on black dress shoes.
Finally, my son was scheduled to be induced - the day after our anniversary (due to medical issues but it was predestined anyway cause labor started that night) so we had a very "unexciting" Anniversary. Your last lines were so perfect (see brought it back to you)...
anyway, thanks for bringing me back through your words... it was a real treat especially with where I am now in my family's story.
As promised - Jelly Beans for this one
Date: May 25, 2021 05:01 am Title: Forelsket - 2008
I absolutely adored this chapter - you are so good at their banter and their love ...
"Fine, there was mutual way-having, - had me laughing out loud.
The leaving of roses - love devices like that especially when they come with mentions of all the ways they fell in love and notes like that at the end.
The detail about the shared wall was great - I can tell you some juicy stories about shared apt walls. Remind me to share offline.
great fun - very sexy and so jammy!
Date: May 21, 2021 06:40 pm Title: Odnoliub - 2014
This was one of the first fics I read on the platform back when I first joined. I didn't know how to review or give jellybeans back then, because I just read everything on my phone and all.
But NLM, you deserve ALL of the jellybeans and reviews you get on your fics. Always.
Especially this one. Thank you for all that you do!
Date: May 21, 2021 05:36 pm Title: Onsra - 2013
Yeah this fits with S9. They're trying but there's a big thing between them again. At this point it's also hard for them to really verbalize that too. So they fall to old habits, ignore the real feelings, cling to the wisps of good things, and distact each other. Granted we know it'll all be fine, but the getting there was tough. This one speaks to that really well.
Date: May 21, 2021 05:32 pm Title: Cafune - 2012
This one felt very real. The idea that Pam has some issues with her post-partum body rings true. However once more Jim is there to let her know how much she means to him. And of course Great Dad Jim is also there to help her take care of Phil too. Great work.
Date: May 21, 2021 05:26 pm Title: Cheiro no Cangote - 2011
This one is just delightful. Even though they are trying for a second baby, the fact they're also just going for it with each other like this is also wonderful. They're still adventurous and looking to keep things exciting with each other. Also they've got stamina too. Well done on them.
Date: May 21, 2021 05:19 pm Title: Mo chuisle mo chroi - 2010
Jim taking care of pregnant Pam is always sweet. As is the reminders of their history. It was a long road to be sure, but they grew through it and came out better for each other on the other side. Lovely.
Date: May 21, 2021 01:26 pm Title: Odnoliub - 2014
I've always loved how you did their reminiscing here, using the photos and shots we all know and love and letting us see them through Pam's eyes. And the fan encounter is well done - complete with complete strangers feeling free to offer them opinions on their lives like it's an actual TV show. Fans are terrible.
The twist that they actually faked the move is a really nice touch. And it also makes a lot more sense than what happens on camera even if you lack the parallelism, and shows a genuine degree of growth in their relationship, like they've learned from the lessons of Season 9. This is another chapter that's very thoroughly entered into my headcanon, I think.
THE PHOTOS FROM THE GOLF GAME CAME BACK. You slay me.
Date: May 21, 2021 12:17 pm Title: Viraha - 2009
I love when they go back and rewrite their history. Correct and clarify the mistakes they made. This one was delightful. The small and big moments that led them to where they are. They're also honest with each other and it's making their relationship stronger for it. Loved it.