Date: June 15, 2022 07:07 pm Title: with the weight of the world on my shoulders, they just want to see me fall
Angela as a psychologist! That sounds like a side adventure waiting to happen. And Creed continues to be used in a really fun way here.
The burning away of Mendez's human body to reveal the monster was *super* creepy, as was his top half crawling up the barn roof. Hell of a spooky fight.
Author's Response: Very creepy indeed! I’m glad you enjoyed the chapter though.
Date: June 12, 2022 06:17 pm Title: with the weight of the world on my shoulders, they just want to see me fall
Nice to see the relationship between Pam and Jim growing through all this. It brings some real sweet moments during all the chaos around them. Waking up in each other's arms, talking about their lives, Jim supporting Pam's art ambitions, Pam giving Jim that kiss on the cheek. All lovely.
Some rather thrilling heroics to defeat that boss there. Nice to have a resourceful guy like Jim in a situation like that. Still hints of ominous things to come for sure, but they're moving along.
Author's Response: Thank you! Trying to give them plenty of opportunity to get to know one another before things hit the fan.
Date: June 10, 2022 01:44 am Title: with the weight of the world on my shoulders, they just want to see me fall
Oh some of the lines in here really got me!
‘Jim really had learned to live alone and without touch as much as possible in his life.’ Oh bless him. I hope Pam gives him all the touching :p
‘This was as close to euphoric as he had ever been. He could lay here forever with her laying against him. Perfection.’
‘Dwight and Angela are good people. They're good at what they do and they've saved my ass too many times to count... but they aren't everyone's cup of tea.‘ So true 🤣🤣
‘Oh, yeah, I'm in a burning building.' This made me lol
Author's Response: Yeah, Jim’s not big on touching. Or he’s not big on people who aren’t Pam touching him. Lol.
Date: June 08, 2022 11:44 pm Title: what a world, i'll keep you safe here with me
The description of the cut-up and horribly injured cult members continuing to go after them was *deeply* creepy.
Author's Response: Yeah, in the game they are relentless. Then after a certain point in the game after shooting random ones in the head they have like a looooong tentacle thing with ragged sharp edges that busts out and they’ll hit you with it. Totally nasty.
Date: June 08, 2022 11:24 pm Title: now the wolves are at the door
"I don't break pinky promises. Ever. Part of my oath, obviously." Nice to see some moments of cuteness being worked in here!
Author's Response: Thank you! Jim takes pinky promises VERY seriously. At least in this story.
Date: June 08, 2022 05:57 am Title: what a world, i'll keep you safe here with me
Even though they’re still in this awful place, it’s so fluffy! It was great :) feels like proper JAM just in the strangest of situations!
That ending though, omg
Thank you! 💕
I’m glad you liked it. I was hoping it wouldn’t be too much to end it like that. Lol.
Date: June 08, 2022 05:49 am Title: now the wolves are at the door
Just catching up on this now, and what a great chapter! You’re so, so great at all the descriptive stuff. I honestly feel like I’m walking through a video game.
I’m LOVING the Roy hate here, what a douche bag.
The pinky promise, oh that was just so cute
I’m kind of worried about what they’ve been infected with though….
Author's Response: Thank you!
Date: June 07, 2022 09:18 pm Title: it's hard to miss the way her eyes light up the room
Creed as The Merchant does seem like perfect casting.
This very much captured the video game spirit, I think! Looking forward to reading Pam and Jim's adventures now that they're together...
Author's Response: He’s a creepy, dude in the game and he’s like EVERYWHERE. I shot him once to see what happened, he died, and then a little while later he was back at it asking me to buy or sell things. And I was like ???? HOW ????
Date: June 03, 2022 09:14 am Title: what a world, i'll keep you safe here with me
Nice moment for some more bonding between them. It is fun for me at least for Jim to enjoy being in the role of protector. I think there's a lot of guys out there who enjoy having that sense when looking after the person they care about.
Really glad they found a little bit of calm while all these storms are raging around them. Nice to see that as well.
Author's Response: I’m glad you liked it! Thank you for the review!
Date: May 29, 2022 03:28 am Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
I’ve never played or have any idea of Resident Evil but this story is still stand-alone and excellent to read! I love the interspersing of Office characters— especially Dwight— and the beautiful JAM connection! So enjoyable! Can’t wait to see this continue!
Spaciba! (Romanized version of the Russian word for thank you) sense this website doesn’t allow me to use the Cyrillic alphabet :/
I’m having lots of fun writing it and just kind of coming up with it as I go for each chapter. I’m glad you’re enjoying it though and hope you’ll stick around for more.
Date: May 28, 2022 10:56 am Title: now the wolves are at the door
A little more plot from our Big Bad guy here so that's nice. Both Jim and Pam are infected. Eesh. Hopefully they'll be able to figure something out about that.
Nice to see Jim and Pam bonding while trying to make their escape. Some nice bits of JAM and levity in a harrowing situation. I mean it's 100% par for the course that Jim would be so taken with her so quickly and also that his protective instincts kick in as they do. Not just when she tells him everything about Roy, but also when Oscar eyes her like that. Nice job.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it!
Date: May 25, 2022 07:38 pm Title: it's hard to miss the way her eyes light up the room
Still loving the Dwight and Jim dynamic here. Like he tries to act professional but is genuinely worried whenever Jim doesn’t reply. He really is the best choice to be Ingrid.
I also love the “can’t enter without a key even though a bunch of people just went in” video game logic that you applied here.
Also, I’m totally down with Jack Ryan-type Jim replicating Leon’s badassery. I almost forgot that he was injected with the Las Plagas so thank you for reminding me.
He finally found Pam. Let’s hope she’s useful. Hehe.
Well, he finally found Pam
Date: May 23, 2022 04:33 pm Title: it's hard to miss the way her eyes light up the room
Feels like we've gone through a few levels of the game this time around. There's always something isn't there? A key to find on the other side of the map. A wandering merchant to re-stock your supplies. The odd NPC who only gives you the barest of info to keep going.
Regardless, great job keeping the vibe going. Nice job going into detail in some fights and skipping over others. Good way to keep the pace going while still letting us know what happened. Nice ways to bring in some backstory too. What with Karen and Roy and all. It didn't feel forced or out of place.
So it kinda appears that Jim now has a parasite egg in the back of his neck. Should be an interesting development to see how that all plays out.
Really liked that he's at least gotten to Pam. I'm sure getting her out safely will be quite the challenge. Feels like they're already hitting it off too. Should be fun to see how everything else progresses.
Date: May 19, 2022 10:56 am Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
Not actually a Resident Evil person, so I get to get into this without expectations.
I thought this was a good start! You've characterized Jim well, and the description paints the picture of the world he's in well. You've created a very spooky atmosphere.
Welcome to MTT, and congrats on your first story! Looking forward to seeing more from you.
Author's Response: Thank you! I’d be way more nervous if more of you guys were Resident Evil (the games anyway I LOATHE the movies) fans because I’d feel so much more pressure if I get something wrong.
Date: May 19, 2022 10:31 am Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
Welcome to MTT and writing. I only know the bare bones about this game and RE so it'll be fun to read along as this one progresses. Great job with the detail and scene setting. It was very easy to picture what was going on and what was going through Jim's mind. Dwight as the guy calling to check in seems to ring true for him. As much as Dwight would like to be the one in the field, in reality he's much more the guy in the chair kind of guy. See Megadesk from canon for example.
Nice job. Looking forward to more. Also, I think there was one instance there where you called Pam, Ashley. It doesn't take anything away from the story, but it's there if you'd like to go back and edit.
Author's Response: I haven’t played all of the games but I’ve played a lot. RE4 is by far my favorite just because I love Leon S. Kennedy and I think him and Ashley would be cute together. I thought the dynamic would be good for Jim and Pam. He could be her hero.
Date: May 18, 2022 06:07 pm Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
I've played RE4 so many times that I'm suddenly getting all these flashbacks when reading this. Good job!
Although, I really hated Ashley to the bone here so I'm really interested to see your take here now that you've replaced her with Pam. Also, Dwight as Ingrid is *chef's kiss*
Honestly, I can’t even count how many times I’ve played that game since I discovered it at 14… I still love it to this day. I hope I get most of the story right as it has been awhile since I’ve played it.
I know a looooot of people hated Ashley and I can see why. “Leooooon! Heeeeeelp!” But I always liked her. I mean, if I was some college student dumped in the middle of a weird religious cult and only one guy trying to save me, I’d be pretty damn annoying, too. Needless to say, I shipped them hard.
Dwight was the only choice when it came time to pick someone for Ingrid. No one could do it better.
Thank you. d84;a039;
Date: May 18, 2022 10:27 am Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
Sorry, I’ve not played RE4 but I’m loving this fic! It’s so amazingly descriptive, I feel like I’m walking through a video game! Also, loving the Jack Ryan vibes (or maybe that’s just in my head 🤷🏻r05;a92;a039;)
The woman in the red dress - oh no is that Karen???
The bit about no none she made me laugh
Welcome to MTT and congrats on your first story. Definitely looking forward to the rest!
No worries! This Jim is totally more of a Jack Ryan type. The character in the game is pretty badass so I’m just shaping Jim that was as well. It works. Lol.
Spot on, by the way! I will be making Karen play the role of Ada which is Leon’s love interest in the game (sorta) but I always shipped Leon and Ashley so I’m making Jim choose the damsel in distress in this telling where Pam is our damsel. Im glad you enjoyed it! :)
Date: May 17, 2022 08:43 pm Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
Wow! Okay, so I've never heard of Resident Evil but this is definitely my type of story. Give me all the age gap action story you have, please and thank you.
I figured we could use an older, rougher around the edges Jim. I feel like we don’t get enough tough!Jim around here. :)
I’m glad you liked it though! Thank you so much!
Date: May 17, 2022 08:32 pm Title: if you want a martyr i'll be one
Hello and welcome to posting on MTT! I’m not a Resident Evil person. Or a horror person. But I did want to pop on to commend you for a very well written chapter and I’m sure there will be people who absolutely love the premise and the gorier stuff. I’ll certainly give a second chapter a go.
Author's Response: Thank you! I’ve actually being lurking since like 2017 but have never made an account here until just a month ago. I figured I’d try my shot at some writing. :)