Penname: Invisiblecynic Real name: Lisa Verger
Member Since: November 23, 2020

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Rated: M [Reviews - 74] 43
Summary: Past Featured StoryThis is the last of my "near miss" rewrites for season three episodes. This one is based on "The Negotiation" and also a Pam talking head from "Michael's Birthday". It's also more angsty than the others.

Many thanks to GodInThisChilis and to Beeswax for their amazing advice and encouragement. Thanks also to all who have read my stories.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Episode Related, Alternate Universe
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12596 Read Count: 47162 ePub Downloads: 10
[Report This] Published: December 17, 2007 Updated: December 20, 2007
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: November 17, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Day One: The Office

I have come back to reread this story several times & know I will continue to do so. It may very well be one of the most beautiful, melancholy, hopeful, despairing stories I have ever read. It's difficult to put into words, I don't have your gift. It's been a long time since it was written & you may never read this but thank you.

Rated: MA [Reviews - 157] 66
Summary: Jim wants to stop Pam's engagement to Roy, but is forced to watch it all play out because of an obligation to Roy. How far will he let it go though?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy, Roy
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 39464 Read Count: 36491 ePub Downloads: 23
[Report This] Published: August 04, 2008 Updated: February 24, 2011
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: September 03, 2021 Title: Chapter 19: Epilogue: We are now three

This was amazing It is probably one of the most A AU I've ever read but I was sucked in right away and read the entire thing instead of working (ahhh). One of my favorites.

Rated: M [Reviews - 79] 48
Summary: Past Featured Story

Jim and Pam are CIA agents assigned to break a Scranton element of a smuggling ring. "Stamford" is a cover for Jim being recalled to Langley after confessing his feelings for Pam, but now he's coming back. And he has to recruit Dwight as an asset.

NOW COMPLETE. Set in AU S3. Spoilers through S3.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Andy, David Wallace, Dwight, Dwight/Angela, Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Josh Porter, Karen, Pam, Pam/Roy, Roy, Toby
Genres: Angst, Drama, Drunk Pam/Jim, Fluff, Inner Monologue
Warnings: Adult language, Secondary Character Death, Violence/Injury
Challenges: Spy Who Pranked Me
Series: None
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 37289 Read Count: 13866 ePub Downloads: 19
[Report This] Published: October 02, 2017 Updated: October 31, 2017
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: September 20, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Paper

This was so well done, I'm sure it is one I will be coming back to. The plot was intriguing & the characters managed to ring true even in an AU setting. I love badass Pam.

Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: September 20, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Paper

This was so well done, I'm sure it is one I will be coming back to. The plot was intriguing & the characters managed to ring true even in an AU setting. I love badass Pam.

Rated: M [Reviews - 125] 102
Summary: “Karen, I don’t even have his phone number. It’s been four years since we last saw each other. When we broke up.” Pam emphasizes this last part as if Karen needs the reminder of her best friend’s personal history. “It’s not like… Look, I’m not going to fall in love with him again.”  
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Drama, Fluff, Humor, Inner Monologue, Romance, Travel, Weekend, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 99928 Read Count: 20103 ePub Downloads: 22
[Report This] Published: November 09, 2018 Updated: November 21, 2020
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: July 04, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Somebody that I used to know

I've read this a few times, one of my favorites. I adore the Karen & Pam friendship & you have Karen's voice down perfectly.

I'd like to knock Jim & Pam's heads together! It's obvious they belong together but Jim has changed so much, could it possibly work?

Hope there will be more updates! Your writing is just brilliant!

Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: July 04, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Somebody that I used to know

I've read this a few times, one of my favorites. I adore the Karen & Pam friendship & you have Karen's voice down perfectly.

I'd like to knock Jim & Pam's heads together! It's obvious they belong together but Jim has changed so much, could it possibly work?

Hope there will be more updates! Your writing is just brilliant!

Rated: K [Reviews - 84] 44
Summary: A Regency AU Jam story. 
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim/Pam
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Challenges: Another Decade
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 36378 Read Count: 5416 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: December 03, 2019 Updated: May 03, 2020
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: September 30, 2021 Title: Chapter 15: Epilogue

I enjoyed this enormously. So beautifully written (I adore Jane Austen), interesting plot, and the characters were absolutely recognizable. Regency Jam kicks butt.

Rated: MA [Reviews - 57] 55
Summary:

What if...Jim never got Pam's note? Jim accepted the corporate job? Married Karen? Pam quit? Married Roy? What if...both are divorced and run into each other again? AU. 

 

 


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 30073 Read Count: 10234 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: December 15, 2019 Updated: July 09, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: July 09, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Out of Touch, Out of Luck

I was excited when I saw there was an update! This chapter exceeded expectations, glad they found a way to burn off those nerves. Can't wait to see where it goes from here.

Author's Response: Thank you! I had mentioned this previously, but I worked on this chapter constantly and kept not liking and deleting what I had written. I finally got to this point with it, and I was proud! Exceeded expectations? Well thank you! Hopefully the next chapter won't take as long! Thank you again!

Rated: M [Reviews - 11] 13
Summary: People don't show up in the small town of Hinton, West Virginia for nothing. Who would want to live in a town as small as this? When Pam Beesly arrives and has an accidental run-in with a local whose tragic backstory leaves him "undesirable," could her own tragic backstory come back to haunt her? AU. TW:DV. 
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam, Pam/Roy
Genres: Angst, Drama, Kids/Family, Romance, Steamy, Suspense
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content, Other Adult Theme, Possible Triggers, Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2329 Read Count: 312 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: August 01, 2020 Updated: August 01, 2020
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: November 02, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I hope you continue this story. Only one chapter and I am invested. This set up is excellent, you packed a lot into it, emotion, intrigue, fear & friendship. Love your Karen & Dan here as well.

Would love more!

Rated: T [Reviews - 49] 42
Summary:

Two months after her husband dies, Pam receives a gift from him that helps her in more ways than she could ever imagine. Now it’s four years later and she’s finally ready to start dating again, but just like everything else in her life, it gets a little messy.

 

AU based off of The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. If you’ve read the book, this plotline will be pretty similar while still incorporating characters/references/small plotlines of The Office as well as possibly my own little twists.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Danny Cordray, Dwight/Angela, Jim/Pam, Karen, Kelly, Mark, Pam/Roy
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Suspense
Warnings: Major Character Death, Possible Triggers, Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 49628 Read Count: 3578 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: August 30, 2020 Updated: February 09, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: August 12, 2021 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 7

I don't know how I am just reading this now. Such an intense plot, it has me completely engrossed. You describe the settings, characters and emotions so beautifully I can envision it all. Roy really ratchets up the intrigue and suspense, he seems like a devious, disturbed and dangerous guy. Love how Pam had to take the bull by the horns and ask Jim out, clueless Jim is an adorable Jim. Also love that there were nerves and some awkwardness on their date, that is more realistic than declarations of love from the start.

Pam has also been a tad clueless. Roy has been over-the-top from the beginning, the mailbox note, showing up at her work constantly, the gift, limo, all of the red flags flapping in the wind. I hope there is more soon!!

Rated: M [Reviews - 27] 30
Summary: Moving on is not easy, nor pretty. But you've gotta do it sometimes.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult language
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 18083 Read Count: 4194 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: November 18, 2020 Updated: February 08, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: July 02, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Just reread this for the third(?) time. It's a wonderful story and damn it future Pam and Jim deserve some happiness. Pam's trajectory is so believable and the way they got pulled back into each other's orbits as well. I hope to see an update soon!

Rated: M [Reviews - 156] 87
Summary: Young reporter Jim Halpert travels to Savannah, Georgia to attend a mysterious, week-long party thrown by a reticent host. When a murder is discovered and the entire guest list seems to have a motive, can the truth be uncovered before the authorities arrive?
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Pam
Genres: Drama, Romance, Steamy, Suspense
Warnings: Moderate sexual content, Other Adult Theme, Possible Triggers, Secondary Character Death, Violence/Injury
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 86637 Read Count: 8818 ePub Downloads: 10
[Report This] Published: November 20, 2020 Updated: November 14, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: August 17, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

So happy to see a new chapter! I may have read it at 2:30am and it may have prompted me to have some very strange dreams but it's totally with it.

I have more questions than ever now. Why are the employees still working like maniacs with Packer gone? Who is the murderer? I have a theory. Everyone in the house! We need to talk.

Rated: M [Reviews - 45] 48
Summary: AU It’s summertime and Pam is the head counselor at camp Dunder Mifflin Scampton. When the cute new hire Jim Halpert causes more trouble than she bargained for, Pam takes him under her wing and the spark between them becomes harder to ignore. As their relationship shifts to something that could almost be mistaken for serious, Pam has to keep reminding herself that it’s nothing more than a summer romance.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 57892 Read Count: 5173 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: January 12, 2021 Updated: September 30, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: August 06, 2021 Title: Chapter 7: Nevermore

I've really been enjoying this and may or may not have squealed when I saw an update. The storyline is very interesting and the characters sound like themselves in an entirely different universe.

It's a lot of fun to read!

Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: August 14, 2021 Title: Chapter 8: Seduction by Jellybean

Ooooh that was a delicious cliffhanger and I am usually not a fan of heights.

Can't wait for another update!

Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: October 01, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Worst Impressions

I have to say I felt sad when I saw "yes" next to completed before I began the final chapter. This was one of those stories that I kinda hoped would go on forever.

This last chapter did not disappoint, in fact everyone throughout the story was in character & it was so well done.

Can't wait to see what you write next!

Rated: M [Reviews - 149] 88
Summary:

‘He’s not going to use her for a story. He’d known within seconds of seeing her sneak to that garden door like a lifeline, within seconds of slipping out after her, that he wasn’t going to do that.’


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Mild sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 146686 Read Count: 14979 ePub Downloads: 6
[Report This] Published: March 06, 2021 Updated: July 30, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: July 28, 2021 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24

Just have to tell you again how much I've loved this. I've been engrossed from chapter one. The characters are so well done and it is such a unique intriguing story. I am going to be very sorry when it is over.

Maybe...there will be a sequel in the future?

Author's Response: Ah, thank you so much! That's so lovely to hear, I'm really glad you've enjoyed it :) Thanks very much for reading, and for taking the time to review. I'm not currently planning a sequel, but wouldn't rule out maybe doing one in the future! 

Rated: K+ [Reviews - 41] 54
Summary:

 

 

An exploration of what might have happened if our favorite couple lived in the age of the dating app.

Set in early Season 3, if Season 3 happened to take place in 2017.


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim, Jim/Pam, Larissa Halpert, Pam
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8776 Read Count: 2181 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: March 09, 2021 Updated: March 15, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: November 18, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Smiling, that's what I'm doing after (re)reading this and that's no easy feat.

Rated: M [Reviews - 75] 41
Summary:

Pam has a crush on the newly hired paper salesman. Her annoying coworker offers to help her make a move.

(AU) They all still work at Dunder Mifflin but the story is not faithful to the canon.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Alternate Universe
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Mild sexual content, Other Adult Theme
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 86234 Read Count: 9095 ePub Downloads: 7
[Report This] Published: March 14, 2021 Updated: October 01, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: August 25, 2021 Title: Chapter 17: A Horrible Date and Some Magic

Love this chapter (though I'd like to knock Jim & Pam's heads together so they wake up). There is enough of sweet caring Jim mixed in with slutty Jim to keep me from disliking him. The date with Kelly was hilarious, Jim is probably going to hate himself for the Cathy comments. Kelly WILL talk and adding Cathy back into the mix will be another layer for Pam & Jim to get through if they are ever going to be together. The banter in Pam & Jim's messages is so we'll done.

Very excited to see what happens next, especially after the kiss. I have the feeling these two are headed for some choppy waters, but I'm hopeful they figure it all out.

Author's Response:

Thank you so much! 

I'm really happy that you don't dislike slutty Jim. He really has a heart of gold despite his... activities. Oh, Kelly will definitely talk. We'll just have to see how big of an impact the news will have.

With their banter, glad you liked it because admittedly, one of the hardest things I've come to realize in writing is imagining a conversation happening in my head. Especially anticipating how two people would react to each other. 

Rated: M [Reviews - 47] 26
Summary: Five years ago Pam left everything she knew behind for a life of adventure in Europe. Now she’s back and so much has changed. Can she overcome her past demons and find happiness, or is it just not meant to be?

A post casino night AU where Pam left Scranton at the same time as Jim.
Categories: Jim and Pam, Future, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Jim, Jim/Karen, Jim/Pam, Karen, Other, Pam, Pam/Roy, Penny Beesly
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Kids/Family, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Moderate sexual content
Series: Through the years
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14675 Read Count: 5883 ePub Downloads: 1
[Report This] Published: May 22, 2021 Updated: June 26, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: May 27, 2021 Title: Chapter 4: Dinner and a show

This is so well written, just beautifully done, though this chapter was incredibly difficult to read. I had hoped after the previous chapter he was divorced or his marriage was strained or anything to get them back to each other. I have to say though this is delicious angst. Can't wait for the next update!

Author's Response:

1. Thank you! I’m so happy your enjoying it so far.

2. Jim and Pam are really in the thick of it right now, but if they just hold on a little while longer, it’s going to be amazing. 

Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: June 17, 2021 Title: Chapter 9: I'm waiting around for you

Ok, I would like to shake Jim for not listening to Pam's voicemail, though I get it. If he listens and she is telling him goodbye, that's it. Game over. Not listening keeps hope and possibility alive. I'd still like to grab his phone. There is a real possibility that, after not hearing from him for a week, she has gone back to Paris heartbroken again.

I also get why Pam walked away. He just found out his wife wants a divorce, he is drinking anniversary champagne, they are in his house with his wedding photos prominently displayed, his toddler asleep upstairs. . .not the best of circumstances to launch into a passionate love affair. He isn't divorced, he isn't even technically separated. Also telling someone you want a divorce and getting divorced are not the same.

Just soooooo good!

Author's Response: thank you for the review! and yes, their choices make sense, but still HURT (even I'm mad at Jim and I WROTE IT), hopefully things will start to look up soon. I'm happy you are enjoying the story!

Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: June 26, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: what she left behind.

My joy when I saw there was an update was dampened a bit when I saw that the new chapter completed the story. I've really enjoyed this. You write beautifully and I was hooked immediately. So much so that I'd be happy for it to go on and on. Such an interesting premise, seemed very in character, well done!

Author's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed this story! I always looked forward to your reviews and I really appreciate the kind words on my writing. thank you for being such an amazing reader!

Rated: MA [Reviews - 39] 49
Summary: Convinced they'll be different than any other friends who have tried and failed, Jim and Pam upgrade their friendship to add a few benefits. No really, it'll be fine.

Set during the summer between seasons 2 and 3 this will be canon divergent in that Katy and more importantly, Casino Night never happened.
Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim, Pam
Genres: Fluff, Steamy, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Explicit sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9353 Read Count: 2961 ePub Downloads: 2
[Report This] Published: June 03, 2021 Updated: July 02, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: July 02, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Pushing Forty in the Friend Zone

I want to write a coherent review but I think I may need a cold shower first. Wow. Something that on the surface could be ooc for these two, you've written about in such a way that I am totally buying it. The banter, the sex, it is all hot.

Rated: MA [Reviews - 8] 10
Summary:

Jim said there was nothing romantic about the office and he was right; this isn’t romantic. This is the furthest thing from romantic they’ve ever done. 


But it just might be the hottest.


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: Jim/Pam
Genres: Steamy
Warnings: Moderate sexual content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2687 Read Count: 843 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 11, 2021 Updated: June 11, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: June 11, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 2

Yes, you wrote something kind of smutty and believe me I am here for it! When Pam thought she "hopes she isn’t accidentally shipping paper somewhere it isn’t supposed to go", I almost had diet coke shoot from my nose!

Loved it!

Author's Response: Haha thanks so much!

Rated: K [Reviews - 7] 11
Summary:

55 word sequel to Copper Strands.

 

I only own my words, not them.


Categories: Jim and Pam
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: 55
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55 Read Count: 311 ePub Downloads: 0
[Report This] Published: June 29, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed
Date: June 29, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Another Morning

Such a beautifully intimate moment.

Author's Response: Thanks a86;a039;.  Nice to hear.  

Rated: M [Reviews - 33] 35
Summary:

Pregnant and newly single, Pam Beesly finds herself relying on her best friend Jim more than ever. Will love blossom along with new life? Or will things stay the same way they always were.

A season two AU in which Pam finds herself pregnant with Roy’s baby and leans on Jim for support.


Categories: Jim and Pam, Present, Past, Alternate Universe
Characters: Ensemble, Helene Beesly, Jim, Jim/Other, Jim/Pam, Pam, Pam/Roy, Penny Beesly
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Kids/Family, Pregnancy/Babies, Romance
Warnings: Adult language, Other Adult Theme, Possible Triggers
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9315 Read Count: 2918 ePub Downloads: 3
[Report This] Published: July 01, 2021 Updated: September 14, 2021
Reviewer: Invisiblecynic Signed 1
Date: July 01, 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Nightmare

I'm hooked already. This chapter did an excellent job setting things up. I'm looking forward to seeing how the story progresses!

Author's Response: Yay! I'm happy your enjoying it so far and I'm excited to see where the story goes too!