wildestranger: (wine fine/skellorg)
I'm looking for an inception fic, which was on the inception kink meme a few years ago - I remember reading it over Christmas 2010. Plot: Arthur and Eames are in the habit of making silly bets, but Arthur changes the game by forcing Eames to work with a guy he hates, and Eames turns the tables on Arthur by putting sex into the game. There's a buttplug involved, and a long heist with the guy Eames hates. It was a long fic and gorgeous - does anyone have a link? I don't seem to have saved in and am now kicking myself...
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I'm looking for an inception fic, which was on the inception kink meme a few years ago - I remember reading it over Christmas 2010. Plot: Arthur and Eames are in the habit of making silly bets, but Arthur changes the game by forcing Eames to work with a guy he hates, and Eames turns the tables on Arthur by putting sex into the game. There's a buttplug involved, and a long heist with the guy Eames hates. It was a long fic and gorgeous - does anyone have a link? I don't seem to have saved in and am now kicking myself...
wildestranger: (tom hardy smirky blue dots)
I am reccing this story because it saddens me that it isn't better known. Perhaps the length has put people off, but really, that just means there is more awesomeness for you to enjoy.

The Trembling of The Migratory Birds by [livejournal.com profile] eretria. Inception, Arthur/Eames/Ariadne, NC-17, 120000 words.

Here's why you should read this fic: The world-building is breath-takingly rich and detailed. The plot is complex and plausible, a case-fic that takes the potential opened up by Nolan's film and shows how it would actually work. There is hot threesome porn in various permutations. There is thoughtful and interesting characterisation from three perspectives, and a tantalising emotional plot to go with the heist-plot and the porn-plot. There is hurting and comforting. This is an example of the best things we do in fandom, the intelligence and curiousity we bring to transformative works. You should read this.
wildestranger: (cattle prod)
I am reccing this story because it saddens me that it isn't better known. Perhaps the length has put people off, but really, that just means there is more awesomeness for you to enjoy.

The Trembling of The Migratory Birds by [personal profile] eretria. Inception, Arthur/Eames/Ariadne, NC-17, 120000 words.

Here's why you should read this fic: The world-building is breath-takingly rich and detailed. The plot is complex and plausible, a case-fic that takes the potential opened up by Nolan's film and shows how it would actually work. There is hot threesome porn in various permutations. There is thoughtful and interesting characterisation from three perspectives, and a tantalising emotional plot to go with the heist-plot and the porn-plot. There is hurting and comforting. This is an example of the best things we do in fandom, the intelligence and curiousity we bring to transformative works. You should read this.
wildestranger: (wine)
This morning I staved off a minor anxiety attack by cleaning all the things. I now have many ironed pillowcases. I feel this was a good life choice.

Also, I feel slightly guilty about not posting very much porn lately (or, you know, in the last couple of years. Oops.). In order to stave off this particular guilt, here's a snippet of a thing I've been working on. Just to reassure you that I am still a pornographer. :D

It's in Inception, though, so that will be fun for...five of you?
Um, I am still working on other things (Remus/Sirius, Frank/Gerard, Adam/Kris, Draco/Neville etc...), but, well, Eames.EAMES.

This is the first part of a fic titled "Five Drinks", because I like to explore characterisation through alcoholic beverages. Here are my thoughts on why Eames drinks sherry.

Read more... )
wildestranger: (norrington)
Today is my 32nd birthday. You may now begin to shower me with presents.

It's a sunny day, and warm enough that it feels like spring. Yesterday my Bulgarian friend gave me a martenitsa, which I'm going to wear until I either a) see a stork (unlikely, as I'm not quite sure what a stork looks like) or b) see a tree in flower. Whenever I see a sign of spring, I guess, although I like to think that early March is already spring, and that my birthday is in spring, and I will fight you if you say otherwise. Ahem. I have strong feelings about this.

I'm having coffee with some chocolates, and thinking about writing an Inception Regency AU where Eames wins Arthur in a game of cards. In a few hours I'm going out to have a celebratory danish with a friend, and then to town for some shopping. I have a birthday tradition of buying myself one pair of underwear - it's cheap enough that no matter how poor I am, I can afford it, and as it is a birthday treat I can afford to get something a bit nicer than what I'd normally buy. The most expensive pair so far was £9 for turquoise Calvin Klein pants. I am wearing them at the moment. *g*

Today is also Pancake Day, and I'm going to spend this evening eating pancakes with raspberry jam and drinking rosé wine with friends. It's also the International Women's Day, and while I'm sure all of you are already celebrating women and thinking about women and, probably, having arguments with idiots over why we need an International Women's Day, I would like to draw you attention to my favourite public figure who is a woman: Judith Butler. She does things with gender that make my life better, and makes my academic life so much more interesting.

So what are you doing today?
wildestranger: (harry potter research)
I've been thinking that I should post more for a while now, but events (that is, students and marking and work) have conspired to keep me from doing so. Now, however, I have some free time and thus can share with you all my very important thoughts on Tom Hardy. Aren't you glad? *g*

And no, I'm not even kidding because due to my electricity being cut off several times this week, I've been spending a lot of time watching things on my laptop, including, yesterday, Inception.

I'm kind of interested in the fact that this film has gathered so many different responses from fandom - I have friends who think it's the best film ever, friends who thought it was a bit rubbish, and friends who absolutely hated it. I am somewhat puzzled by all of these reactions, but they show the different ways in which we approach films with fannish content. And of course, Inception is a bit peculiar in that the fandom tends to privilege characters whose narratives are not privileged in the film.

This is actually something I like about the fandom because it shows the extent to which we are a transformative community - that we value banter and dynamics over manpain and Heavy Anvils of Storytelling, for example, rather than simply accept what the film tells us, and that we put that banter at the centre of our interpretative community.

This makes, I think, Inception a good film for fannish purposes. There is the overarching Hollywood plot and a serious hero with serious manpain, but the other characters are not subsumed into this narrative and allowed only a supportive role. There are tiny moments of characterisation for all of them and that's what makes this an interesting world, and also, what makes me want to rewatch this film. Other than, you know, Tom Hardy being hot and stuff.

Read more... )
wildestranger: (tom hardy scratch head)
Title: The doors you open I just can't close
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Words: 1700
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Arthur has a bruise. It is taunting Eames.
Disclaimer: Inception does not belong to me, and I am not making any money from this work. No infringement of copyright is intended.
Notes: A week ago I was sort of idly thinking about the pornlet I need to write for [livejournal.com profile] elucreh, and then about how the glute machine at the gym yesterday left tiny bruises on my hipbone (I am a small person, and the machine is not meant for people my size), and how it kind of hurt but I was kind of into it, lol Brendon Urie. And then I thought about Tom Hardy, and this sort of happened. Look, he just makes me have these feelings, okay? Mostly these are feelings in my pants, but fortunately on this occasion I was able to translate these feelings into porn. Yay?

This is unbetaed, so if you notice any typos, please let me know!

Link to fic at dreamwidth.

Feel free to comment here or there.
wildestranger: (Default)
Title: The doors you open I just can't close
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Words: 1700
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Arthur has a bruise. It is taunting Eames.
Disclaimer: Inception does not belong to me, and I am not making any money from this work. No infringement of copyright is intended.
Notes: A week ago I was sort of idly thinking about the pornlet I need to write for [personal profile] elucreh, and then about how the glute machine at the gym yesterday left tiny bruises on my hipbone (I am a small person, and the machine is not meant for people my size), and how it kind of hurt but I was kind of into it, lol Brendon Urie. And then I thought about Tom Hardy, and this sort of happened. Look, he just makes me have these feelings, okay? Mostly these are feelings in my pants, but fortunately on this occasion I was able to translate these feelings into porn. Yay?

This is unbetaed, so if you notice any typos, please let me know!

Read more... )
wildestranger: (gerard way)
i. I am writing Inception fic where the team tries to discover the secret of the Sachertorte. Yes, my brain likes to reduce serious mindcrime and exciting espionage shenanigans to a quest for more chocolate. That's just how I roll.

ii. In other Tom Hardy (&hearts Tom Hardy&hearts) news, I am currently downloading Colditz in order to acquire more of his deliciousness. SO MUCH DELICIOUSNESS. I actually get flustered just by thinking about him. He is making me ridiculous, and I don't even mind. :D :D :D

iii. Speaking of boys who make me ridiculous, GERARD. Apparently he's drinking again? I'm quietly devastated by this, but then again whatevs, it's his liver.

iv. I'm enjoying the new album, although not as much as I'd hoped. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na lol) has become one of my favourite songs in a very short time, but the rest of it is more amusing than OMG New And Beautiful Noises Never Heard Before. I do like the sneaky and suggestive voice he does in Planetary (GO!), and the beginning of Vampire Money makes me crack up every time. Oh Gerard, how so ridiculous.

v. I signed up for Yuletide to write in fandoms I've never done before, and six of them at that. I'm not quite sure what came over me. I blame Andrew Lloyd Webber - I was trying to find Jesus Christ Superstar, but they didn't have it, so I ended up signing up for other kinds of Bible slash instead. Mostly I just want to write about Judas Iscariot and his passionate and ansgt-filled relationship with Jesus. What, you know they were so doing it. How else explain the bitterness?

vi. Does anyone have recommendations on cold luncheon type meals? I'm needing to eat more solidly during the day because I start feeling faint so easily, but I've run through all my existing recipes already. I'm particularly thinking of more Bulgur Wheat related things that are not tabbouleh (I love tabbouleh but have made it too often recently). Any suggestions?
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Dear Inception-reading flist,

I am in need of help. That is, I am in the process of compiling a rec-list of Inception fics for a) one person who has not seen the film and b) one person who has, but wasn't too into it. Now, in order to convert them, I need character-based fics, fics that set out the magnificent tension/banter/courtship between Eames and Arthur, fics that allow you to contemplate the ridiculous hotness that is Tom Hardy. I need fics that revel in the pining and the teasing, fics that engage cleverly with the film plot and fics that transplant them into new and exciting worlds. Fics that make you want to be in this fandom, in short.

I am confident that you will not fail me on this. Also, I can do a pornlet in compensation for every well-presented rec. ;)

Thoughts? *g*
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Dear Inception fandom,

I have a query.

I have noticed, in the general flailing over the delightfulness of Tom Hardy, that one of the trope fandom reactions to his admittedly mindbogglingly charming self is one of logical discrepancy. To be precise, the incongruence of the two following concepts.

Tom Hardy is intelligent and articulate.
Tom Hardy has muscles and tattoos.

Please explain this. Because surely, surely, we in fandom are not so stupid as to assume that tattooed people cannot also be well-spoken and thoughtful. What with the evidence of, you know, most of fandom being like this.

Seriously.
wildestranger: (cattle prod)
It is possible that I am thinking about writing some Inception fic (since my brain is currently on a track f eameseameseames, with occasional bursts of Gerard!). In view of this possibility, I have a few questions for those of you who have seen the film more often than me.

1. Do we know Yusuf's nationality? And Aridane's?

2. Do we at any point see any of them drinking alcohol, and if so, which beverage?

Because naturally, my way to characterisation is through drinking.
wildestranger: (Default)
(...na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na...)*

I'm stupid in love with the new My Chem song. I'm ridiculously excited for the new album (it's embarrassing to have written any other album this year, really?!! :D) and I love the fact that they've decided to play dorky superheroes and write songs about that. There is still that manic energy for dealing with depression/corporate culture/evil Grant Morrison (Gerard Way, what are you like?), energy for resistance and the resulting hope and everything, and why this is a band that saves lives. I'm going to see them in a month (first show of the tour!!!!!) and every time I remember that I start grinning madly. I've scared a few bystanders that way, but who cares when there is Gerard. GERARD. Seriously people, we have Gerard. All is good in the world.

(...I don't need it but I'll take what I want from your heart and I'll keep it in a bag in a box with an X on the floor...)

Another thing which inspires grinning is Eames. I haven't even seen Inception yet, but that one line from the trailer ("you mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling") is enough to make me flutter and smile in an embarrassingly smitten way. Tom Hardy is not what I'd usually ping for, but after all the fic I've read (and all the photos and vids and interviews, what is this boy?) I'm finding it hard to remember I could ever ping for anything else. Also, this fandom? I've been reading non-stop for about a week now and haven't still run out of the good stuff. And the film's only been out for a couple of months. I don't what you're all on but I like it. (...darling) Nnggh.

(...we're on your property, standing in V-formation...)

I started work this week and it went well. I shan't share too many details as I must be careful of my public name and academic reputation, but I can say that this year I'm teaching something quite new, and it's exciting as well as nerve-wracking to be doing it. The students have been good so far, and I don't hate them yet, which is always a good sign. *g* My work hours are arranged so that even with a two-hour commute, I don't have to get up too early.

(...oh let me tell bout a sad man shut up an let me see your jazz hands...)

I haven't been going swimming as often these past few weeks because the place is infested with students, but once the term starts properly I'm hoping they will spend more time drinking and less time being in my way. Yet it is still something that makes me ridiculously happy, and the fact that this is a physical activity, a way of using my body (instead of just sitting still and waiting for the pain to go away which is my usual approach) feels kind of miraculous. I'd forgotten how much I loved it, and I'm so glad I've had a chance to rediscover it. It's what keeps everything else bearable right now.

(...I think we'd rather be burning your information...)

I'm debating whether to colour my hair for the My Chem show. On the one hand, I'm rather fond of my natural hair colour, having hated it passionately all through my teens and first two degrees, and it has been a point of pride that I've been able to learn to love it in the end. Possibly with some help from David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, what. But Gerard has asked to our colours, and I'm kind of easy for him. Or you know, if you've ever seen them in concert, keen to do what ever he tells me to because he goes all toppy suddenly and before you know it you're clapping harder? Or possibly that's just me. Anyway, hair. I'm kind of tempted by turquoise, but I know it'll end up being some shade of purple or red. But we'll see. Thoughts?

(...no one wants to die wanna try wanna try wanna try wanna try...)

I'm having lots of thoughts at the moment about my profession, work-life balance, sociability and various other things which do not need exploring at this juncture. I will probably start talking about them at some point, though, because this is my journal, and what else are you lot for if not listening to me blather about stuff? I'm aware that I've been mostly quiet for a long time, largely due to guilt about using my writing-related-spoons for academic and employment purposes only, but I'm thinking I want that to change. I'm learning to write again (I still have help_haiti fics on the way, which I promise are getting done) and to think about what it takes to produce a compelling narrative again. Hopefully something will come of that soon, probably in the form of Neville/Draco or Remus/Sirius.

(...dress like a sleeper cell I'd rather go to hell than be in purgatory cut my head gag and bore me pull this pin let this world explode...)

*This is what my brain has been like for the past week. I expect some of you also have this earworm. And not mind it at all. :)
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So today I accidentally read some Inception fic. By accidentally I mean it had Adam Lambert in it, and I am easy for his sultry ways.

Really, I should have known better. Because this is how I've acquired 95% of all my fandoms - come across some porn by a trusted source, consume said porn, think "hmm, now that I know who the characters are I might as well read some more porn", and then emerge hours later with a new fandom.

I haven't even seen Inception. You all were getting excited about it in exactly the same way you were excited about Inglorious Basterds last year, and that film was immensely boring and annoying. I didn't want to see the film.

Still. Now that I'm familiar with the pertinent details about Mr Eames and Mr Arthur (in short: 'darling', suits, and kicks - 'twas all in the trailer), I wouldn't mind seeing the film, if such a thing could be arranged. *nugdes*

Or, you know, read some porn. Recs, anyone? I'm reading all by [personal profile] hackthis at the moment, but more would be good.

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