Date: January 18, 2021 06:20 pm Title: Love Suffers Long
Yup, that's Michael Scott. Initially, I was annoyed when he texted the whole office but you really can't argue with his logic. That kind of impulsive but well-intentioned behavior is a hallmark of canon so I applaud you for it. Hopefully, the time apart does them some good!
Yeah, Michael cannot keep a secret to save his life so I knew the moment that Jim would visit him in Colorado that he would be too excited to not tell anyone.
Date: January 17, 2021 09:44 pm Title: Love Suffers Long
Every chapter is like a stab through my heart. But in a good way, because I thrive on angst. Both of their thoughts are very true to the characters and the callbacks are a delight. Can’t wait to see your take on Michael!
Thank you! I have achieved my goal if people feel uncomfortable reading this because it's like watching a "will they or won't they story" except the question is will they get a divorce?
I try as much as possible to bring nostalgia because I need the two of them to realize they've had really great moments together. As far as Michael is concerned, well Jim should know what he signed up for. He is Michael Scott after all.
Date: January 14, 2021 12:23 am Title: Love Suffers Long
I personally look forward for any fic that is about S9. The turn you did to my favorite scene is a real pain, but I get it.
I'm excited to see more of this story
Author's Response: I feel you. I actually look for more Season 9 stories but since I can't really find a lot, I decided to write one. Thanks!
Date: January 13, 2021 08:41 pm Title: Love Suffers Long
You know, this moment in canon IS a little tropey. I mean, they're Jim and Pam and we know they love each other, but they've got some real conflicts here, and one desperate hug and one flashback aren't necessarily going to cut it as far as setting them back on the right path. I like that you're exploring how it would've looked if Pam hadn't been ready to accept whatever Jim is offering in that scene.
I also thought the callback to Pam's history with Roy was important - it does feel like useful context that Pam has been in a relationship where she felt "blocked" before, and ended up moving on from it because it didn't work for her.
Interested to see where you go with this next.
Congrats on posting your first story! Welcome to MTT!
Yeah! I completely agree to this. I really wanted this storyline to be expanded to 2 seasons instead of one. That would've totally blown me away!
Thanks for the review!! Similar to Pam, I just needed some courage to post my first story.
Date: January 13, 2021 05:32 pm Title: Love Suffers Long
Oof that's a heart breaker- Jim out of words, but how could she not respond to that hug.
But I'm intrigued - and wondering if he is still heading to Philly, if he still can after that.
And very interested in Pam's side of things.
Good job bringing the angst.
Author's Response: We'll see. I'm currently writing Chapter 2, hopefully I can upload it soon. Thanks for the review!
Date: January 13, 2021 12:16 pm Title: Love Suffers Long
Wonderful angst though that's too soft a word for it. "I need time." has now equaled "I can't." as the most painful sentence in Office writing.
Author's Response: It pained me to write Jim putting himself out there again and Pam rejecting him...again. I was afraid I wasn't gonna finish the chapter with how much hurting was involved.
Date: January 13, 2021 12:14 pm Title: Love Suffers Long
Well, this just broke my heart into a million pieces. Paper Airplanes is one of my top episodes because of the hug and kiss after this scene, so I'm not ready to face a reality where that doesn't happen, but I'm also so interested in where this is going to go. Great job!!
Author's Response: I know! It's a really unpopular opinion but Season 9 was one of my favorite seasons because of how it tackled Jim and Pam's relationship. The hug is definitely one of my top 5 scenes in the show. So it was hard for me to rewrite it. Thanks for the review!
Date: January 13, 2021 12:02 pm Title: Love Suffers Long
OUCH! Talk about angst and feels!
This is really good, just hits the heartstrings a bit (more like a lot).
Can't wait to see what comes of this, hoping for that happy ending though
Author's Response: Thanks!! I've always been itching to write about their marriage troubles lasting for more than one season. I haven't decided on the ending yet but don't worry. I'm not sadistic enough to break them up...or am I?
Date: January 13, 2021 11:53 am Title: Love Suffers Long
Oof, yeah that one was hard to read. You really did a good job of getting into their thoughts. Really curious as to where you're going to take this.
Author's Response: Thanks! It was pure emotional torture writing this since Jim and Pam are my favorite TV couple. I'll see how far I can take this.