Date: February 10, 2020 04:35 pm Title: Chapter 8
Awww yeah. This is an excellent place to be, and I'm amazed there's another chapter coming but certainly not ungrateful. I love Pam/Karen friendship and I'm perfectly overjoyed at your not canon compliant timeline because it works so well.
Author's Response: After reading this review I thought, oh yeah this chapter does kind of come full circle. But, I really need to get Jim back to Scranton - in the flesh - before it’s wrapped up in a neat little bow. I’m glad the timeline works well enough.
Date: February 07, 2020 07:24 pm Title: Chapter 8
Yes! Two chapters in one week!
I liked seeing (seaing) the reactions in the Stamford branch as the ship was sinking. Jim didn't need to save the receptionist, either!
I think you wrote Jan very well. I could hear her bustling through the office and see that vindictive smile! And I've always had had a soft spot for Pam and Dwight's little friendship. Thanks for putting that in there, too. I have to admit that a part of me hoped Pam would get to stay and paint the sea! But I'm happy as long as Jim and Pam are together!
Such a good story... I'll be sad when it's over but so glad to have read it as it was being written! Thanks for writing!
Author's Response: Oh I’m glad my Jan worked. I was a little worried about writing her.
Date: February 07, 2020 08:21 am Title: Chapter 8
Oh, I love it so much! The best thing that could ever happen - the returning home together (even if it'll take two times). I'm glad that there are no misunderstandings, no silence between them - only endless possibilities. And this Karen, I hope, will stay in Scranton longer :)
One little thing that makes me especially happy - Pam's decision to look for an art school, not a reception job. Yay for Pam!
Author's Response: This Karen has been fun to write. This story will end basically once Jim is back in Scranton, but in my head this Karen sticks around for a whole lot longer.
Date: February 07, 2020 05:10 am Title: Chapter 8
I liked how you had Jim still able to give his line about Micheal. Yes, Micheal is loyal to DM and here we see that deep down, Michael's employees are actually loyal to him too. In both the show and here, I don't think Jim would have said that had there not been a real sense of respect he had for Micheal, so nicely done in that regard.
Yay Pam. She's figured out who she is nice and quick like. Granted a few hugs from Jim helped her along way. Not that I'm complaining. She's settled, in a good way, about what will bring her happiness. She can be happy by herself, for herself which is important. And that the horizon is clear for a relationship with Jim just makes things all the more sweeter.
So for a while I'd been thinking along the lines that when Jim and Pam get together, they'll be in the safe harbor of a relationship together. I'm going to change that analogy around a bit. Mainly because I think I've got an idea of what's coming next. Anyway, they've made it to harbor here. The storms are past, the waves are calm, the breeze is light. The thing about a harbor, is that it's where ships come to repair, refuel, and resupply for their true purpose. Sailing the waves. The ships of Jim and Pam's lives are now resting firmly at the dockside and the refits are underway. Seems like soon though, both of those ships will be once more sailing out past the breakwater, but in tandem, rather than on a solo voyage. Can't wait to see them off.
Author's Response: Michael’s quirkiness turns people off pretty quickly, but with those who know him there’s definitely a sense of loyalty. His interaction with Jim at the convention is just so lovely & captures their relationship so well. So yeah, I feel like Jim would still say that line in this context.