Shuri - PoC characters in the Harry Potter books/films/games
a (very short list) of all the known POC in HP, including characters whose racial identity isn't known but for which there is speculation
hp  hp:discussion 
4 days ago
Trojie - Inception (2010) - expensive holes to bury things [Archive of Our Own]
Eames is not, in actual fact, some kind of sex fiend. The reality is much more prosaic than that. It's just that he needs to be entirely on top form to forge, and that means having no niggling desires of his own that might override the characterisation of his forgeries.

Extractors worry about their emotional baggage bringing along projections. For forgers, it's physical presence. It's hard to shake off the phantom sensations of your own body. And if you're hungry, or sore, or, well, gagging for it, it gets distracting.

So yes, he has a small selection of reliable sex toys in his luggage. He doesn't use them all the time, or on every job.

It's just that when Arthur's around, he needs them more.
inception  inception:thisthisthis!  recs  recs:fanfic  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf  except-for-when-arthur-out-bamfs-him  inception:mindfuckery  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts) 
5 days ago
Trojie - Inception (2010) - so what's it gonna take? [Archive of Our Own]
characterization through sex is one of the greatest thing ever, and this fic where arthur gets drugged and comes on to eames is SO GOOD. <3333 trojie fics = hot and excellent. this is like a mini-version of cosmic sandwich but with an even more self-aware A&E and it's so so so good.
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  arthur-is-the-bottomliest-bottom  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  inception:mindfuckery 
5 days ago
Fics where Arthur and Eames meet online or have webcam shenanigans etc
Fics where Arthur and Eames meet online or through porn sites or some sort of internet webcam / chat service is involved:

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9 days ago
raitala - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling - Shine, Even in the Darkness [Archive of Our Own]
huge sucker for deconstructions of soul bonds that I am, this fic was made for me. I love raitala's writing (and her art) and this fic is great. Not to mention smoking hot, classic H/D dynamic that doesn't really *feel* like a post-war epilogue-compliant fic which is probably the best thing I can ever say about a post-war epilogue-compliant fic. :D The characterizations of Luna, Fleur, and Hermione are all excellent as well. (Team Fleur! <3)
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  hd:recs  hd:obsession  hd:veela!draco  hd:let's-pretend-the-war-is-over  hd:cheer-up-emo-kid  draco♥  hd:quidditch!fic  hd:telepathy-&-bonding 
13 days ago
Pottermore Masterlist: hd_fan_fair
This is really cool! It's a masterlist of all new canon entries at Pottermore *_*
hp  hp:discussion  meta 
14 days ago
youcantsaymylastname - Inception (2010) - I bet he made a handy chart to explain this mess [Archive of Our Own]
The one where Arthur is a were-Kraken! Because I guess there are now multiple fics in this fandom where Arthur is a cephalopod and that's great :D also has adorable gif art for ♡
inception  inception:canon-AU  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur's-life-is-so-hard 
14 days ago
mayachain - Inception (2010) - Exercises in being a Cobb [Archive of Our Own]
short, neat little fic about james and philippa growing up among dreamers — what they learn and what they reject. I kind of wish this was a lot longer and/or that the world was full of fics about james and philippa. <3
inception  inception:thisthisthis! 
16 days ago
Fahye - Inception - Autoimmunity [Archive of Our Own]
I apparently have never recced this according to pinboard which is a travesty, because this fic is (of course, given that it's Fahye) layered and incisive and brilliant. Eames, his backstory, and his learning to be who he is, presented so straightforwardly that it's amazing how deceptive, how self-deceptive, this still manages to be — how terrifying and easy it is to imagine Eames' sense of self dropping away all together, and, of course, how potent, effective, and hot Arthur and Eames together are as one hell of a reality check. //

Eames doesn't dream but reality blurs sometimes when he's falling asleep in his own bed, and sometimes when he's waking up. There are so many people within him now, he thinks, that if his subconscious were asked to populate a dream, it might recognise him as foreign and attack him at once. Even if he wasn't forging a thing. All the people whose personas he's ever stolen might appear as projections and reach out their furious hands for him, and he'd die, and maybe he wouldn't kick out. Maybe that's another way you can reach limbo.

He wakes up in a nice hotel in Florence and there's sunlight streaming through a crack in the curtains, but he still gets that awful early-morning dread that rises when you stand up too quickly, and his skin feels so thin it could tear with the slighest pressure.

He goes to the bathroom and splashes his face with water and then looks up at the mirror, even though he knows it won't help. He can always find his true face in mirrors, if he looks hard enough, no matter how many layers deep he goes. It's not a guarantee of anything.

"My dear Rosencrantz," he murmurs.

And after a long pause: "My dear Guildenstern."

He closes his eyes; the dread floods back and for a sickening moment he can't remember his own name.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf  inception:mindfuckery  inception:backstory  inception:absolute-best 
16 days ago
kenopsia (indie) - Inception (2010) - Lion Thing [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur will let people do almost anything to him if he's got their full attention. If he can't have what he wants, he might as well have something. He's giving his shifter roommate Eames an ulcer. // A really nice, complex unfolding of mutual understanding between Arthur and Eames in an AU-verse where Eames is, mildly, part lion and Arthur is a sub searching for a BDSM relationship without really knowing what he wants. The sex is hot but the intimacy between A/E falling in love is even hotter. <3 Eames is utterly fantastic in this <333333
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  arthur-is-the-bottomliest-bottom  arthur-when-will-you-realize-(vienna-waits-for-you) 
18 days ago
waspabi - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling - Stately Homes of Wiltshire [Archive of Our Own]
“So, I’ve waited this long to ask: how the fuck was it?” Ron pushed a pint across the table towards Harry. Hermione sipped thoughtfully at her cider and watched them both.

“It was…” Harry frowned down at his pint. How was it? Odd, definitely. Annoying. Slightly surreal? “Fine,” Harry said. He turned to his beer, which was cold and wheaty and never had a feud with him for eleven and a half years and then made him confused and oddly sympathetic on and off for four.

“Is he as much of a prat as ever?” Ron asked, his eyebrows going sympathetic. “Did he order you around? How many bigoted things do you reckon he said per hour, like on average? More or less than four?”

“Taking the piss out of my terrible assignment? It’s all right.” Harry smiled and flicked little pieces of torn up napkin her way. It’s true that if Ron had been assigned the Malfoy case, he’d have taken the piss significantly more than Ron had been doing. “Anyway, I think the number’s…” Harry trailed off. “One?”

“One an hour?” Ron made a face. “Damn. I really had my heart set on six.”

“I win,” Hermione said, beaming. “The washing up is all yours, Ronald.”

“No, one… total. Maybe one and a half?” Harry thought about whether the crack Malfoy had made about the word ‘serviette’ counted, and decided it did. “Two and a half, tops.”
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  hd:recs  harry/draco  hd:obsession  hd:let's-pretend-the-war-is-over  hd:life-among-the-muggles  hd:auror!fic  hd:cheer-up-emo-kid  hd:voldemort-is-dead-so-now-what 
21 days ago
Oodles, kavsdick - Inception (2010) - The Man of One Thousand Faces [Archive of Our Own]
This could go very wrong,” you say, finally stopping. You turn your face to the moon. Not the sun, but close enough. You, too, stick your hand in your pocket. You pull out the small dark compact and open it up, staring at the cracked mirror inside. Two faces stare back at you, yours and his. // fantastic little fic of the classic inception lost-in-limbo fragmented soul mindfucks variety. I've missed this side of the fandom. ♡
inception  inception:mindfuckery  angstception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis! 
24 days ago
PoorWendy - Inception (2010) - Rhodochrosite [Archive of Our Own]
lovely, poignant little fic where Arthur meets a girl who reminds him of Mal. <3
inception  angstception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis! 
25 days ago
Trojie - Inception (2010) - knife to a gunfight [Archive of Our Own]
Yesssss one of my fave inception writers writing one of my fave tropes. Short, messy, hot, and brimful with characterization: Arthur always puts him so deep inside himself, it's like he has to wake up again afterwards. // Happy inceptiversary to me. (Also pinboard note for people who like fics where Arthur tops, since I get asked this a lot, most of Trojie's fics have a really fluid dynamic with top!Arthur.)
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever 
27 days ago
achray - The Night Manager (TV) - Managed [Archive of Our Own]
lol this is the only way the plot of this ridiculous series makes any sense.
recs  recs:fanfic 
4 weeks ago
Tag: OOC
a fandom-focused literary magazine???????
publishing  fandom 
7 weeks ago
How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist — Medium
Instead of viewing the world in terms of availability of choices, we should view the world in terms of friction required to enact choices. Imagine a world where choices were labeled with how difficult they were to fulfill (like coefficients of friction) and there was an FDA for Tech that labeled these difficulties and set standards for how easy navigation should be. // this is all so good, a paul fordian look at how social engineering becomes design architecture.
internet-culture  design 
9 weeks ago
Women Are the Invisible Victims of PTSD | Motherboard
Women with PTSD often don’t show the same set of behaviors as men with PTSD, so they’re often misdiagnosed
politics:gender-and-sexuality  politics:disability-and-health 
11 weeks ago
Bots | A Working Library
great essay about the gendered assumptions being built into "female"-assigned AIs.
media:news&culture  media:social-media-&-technology 
11 weeks ago
Noel Wells: A Q&A With the Comedic 'Master of None' Star | LADYGUNN
I found SNL to be fairly conservative… It’s very much a boys club, in a rigid, unimaginative type of way. I was cast as the “cute girl” and I was treated like I was dumb and didn’t belong. And I admired so many people there, so to be invited in but then kept on the outside was devastating. It was the loneliest year of my life, and I’m pretty sure I got into comedy because of loneliness. When it ended, I felt very much like a bad breakup. Deep down, I probably saw that SNL wasn’t right for me, but I would have tried to stay with it longer, even if it killed me. But when they dumped me, I really had to get clear about what I wanted and my values and the type of work I wanted to create, and I recognized I’d be able to be much more successful in more meaningful ways without the show looming over me.
media:news&culture  politics:gender-and-sexuality 
april 2016
the bottom!draco emporium-- Daisychain!Draco
omg did you guys know that Daisychain!Draco STILL EXISTS ON THE INTERNET omg omg
hd:as-classic-as-it-gets  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  harry/draco 
march 2016
lettered - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling - IDK My BFF Hermione? [Archive of Our Own]
ok i swear i read and recced this years ago but whatever here we go again. Draco Malfoy is clearly Up To Something, or so Harry thinks. :D
recs  recs:fanfic  hd:recs  recs:thisthisthisthis  hd:obsession  hd:let's-pretend-the-war-is-over  harry/draco 
march 2016
Jae - Gilmore Girls - Boston Marriage [Archive of Our Own]
i think i already have this bookmarked somewhere but whatever, it's still amazing.
femslash  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  gilmoregirls 
march 2016
indysaur - The Force Awakens (2015) - Things That Matter (Poe/Finn)
“No, I’m saying that we don’t know what her story is.” Poe matches Finn’s intensity, his words coming faster and faster. “There’s not a single example of a Stormtrooper who’s turned until you, not even in the days of the Rebel Alliance. And then, all of a sudden, there are two? Isn’t it possible that she’s a plant? The First Order considers you a traitor. Why wouldn’t they send someone after you? You can’t just assume that she’s innocent, that she’s trustworthy .”

Finn doesn’t know why it feels like a blow, but it does. He sits, heavy, feeling every past hour of the day dragging him down. He drops his head into his hands, his fingers curled into his hair, catching at his scalp. “What makes me special?” he says, finally, the words dragged out of him. He laughs, ragged. “I’m just the first one you saw take their helmet off.”

// This fic is everything i've been wanting this fandom to give me.
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis 
february 2016
kenopsia (indie) - Inception (2010) - late fees [Archive of Our Own]
“I should have never lent you out,” Eames says, pulling at his shoulders like there’s any space between the two of them that Eames can cut through.

“I’m not a library book,” Arthur says, letting Eames crush him tight.

“And yet somehow I get the distinct sense that you’d be much better off if I had you back on my bookshelf.”
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever 
january 2016
scribblscrabbl - Inception (2010) - where we're going isn't where we've been [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur’s only seen Eames look this nervous twice before: the time he’d finally worked up the courage to tell Arthur the downstairs cleaners fucked up Arthur’s favorite suit when he’d explicitly told Eames not to take it to the downstairs cleaners, and the moment Eames put the car in park in the driveway of his family’s sprawling estate, done up like a Christmas postcard, before he turned to Arthur and said, I’m sorry.

Which means Arthur should expect something hilariously trivial or completely catastrophic.
recs  recs:fanfic  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  love~joy~inception 
december 2015
Anonymous - Hamilton - Miranda - Interlude (Rise Up) [Archive of Our Own]
goddammit this is amazing. and probably just unbottled the inner burr/hamilton shipper i was trying to repress. god *dammit.*

I'll be brief: call the jury in, you'll see your doubt's injurious.
What, you're telling me you aren't a little curious
to see what we could do, together, if we're able?

Our partnership is not the issue on the table.

The table, the bed… No need to look so furious!
I'm confident, sir, if you'll let me resume,
I can prove beyond doubt that I'm the one in the room,
all others merely in the foyer.
Come on, you admitted it: who's the better lawyer?

Alright, I'm game. I'll mount my defence.
You're all facts, no eloquence--sir, it makes a difference!
You're better at exactness, but I'm better at emotion,
at riling up the courtroom and causing a commotion.
I'll argue this case 'til I'm blue in the face.
Burr, believe me, I'm not saying this to spite you,
it's as simple as this: I don't like you like you

Well, excuse me. We're in your fantasy, friend,
and fancy that, you choose me! Who's here, at the end?
Your defence ain't the only thing you're thinking of mounting.
amazing  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  yuletide  bestficever  hamilton 
december 2015
Anonymous - Philadelphia Story (1940) - Fed by Fables [Archive of Our Own]
I cannot even SPEAK this story is so fantastic. It's half a canon Philadelphia Story epistolary future-fic, and half a Philadelphia Story POLITICAL SPACE AU. WRITTEN BY A 50'S SCI-FI LOVING DINAH LORD. It's INCREDIBLE. my mind is blown from bow to stern.
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  yuletide  bestficever  amazing 
december 2015
You're Afraid of Tom Hardy Because You're Afraid of Manhood | Sharp Magazine
It should be said: Hardy would almost certainly disagree with this assessment. While he’s rocking, he’s telling me about the IKEA furniture he had to build recently. And how it was impossible. “It’s like a massive bowl of spaghetti. It’s great at first, but then it keeps going and going, and you’re sure it was light out when you started eating it,” he says. “You start out all positive. But then my wife has to come in and finish it.” The furniture, he means, not the metaphorical pasta.

Which reminds him: “Monkey?” he calls to his wife, “Am I good at anything manly?”

“You’re a good protector,” she says. “I always feel safe with you.”

“There you go,” he says, mock-triumphantly, “I’m a protector.”
november 2015
Trojie - Inception (2010) - you live til you die [Archive of Our Own]
amazing not really AU so much as post-apocalypse canon futurefic. <33333 arthur in this is just, *god.*
inception  inception:mindfuckery  inception:AU  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever 
october 2015
VIII_XIII - Inception (2010) - Seaweed Song [Archive of Our Own]
Eames moves to an island; Arthur's afraid of the ocean. Beautiful and sweet and poignant and hopeful in the way all this author's fics are. <3
recs  recs:fanfic  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  recs:thisthisthisthis  love~joy~inception  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever 
october 2015
sofia_gigante - Inception (2010) - Under the Skin [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur learning to forge a woman so eames can eat him out is pretty much the reason inception fandom exists. i have no idea why it took fandom so long to cough this up but this is smoking hot and i love it and yayyyy
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  inception:genderqueer  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  arthur-is-the-bottomliest-bottom 
october 2015
earlgreytea68 - Inception (2010) - Connoisseur of Aquariums [Archive of Our Own]
my secret confession is that i really wish EGT would write more canonical arthur/eames because they're so amazing like this and i love the banter and solidity between them & the two of them knowing each other so well and ALSO AQUARIUMS. (I also secretly really love aquariums so this spoke to me on a personal level, lol). *burbles happily*
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  love~joy~inception  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts) 
october 2015
Couple's Retreat - SamanthaStephens - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
hilarious & poignant little fic where arthur and eames are a real couple pretending to be a fake couple pretending ot be a real couple—in couples' therapy :D
inception  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  love~joy~inception 
october 2015
Last Night on Earth - Chapter 1 - kedgeree - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Eames is on the run for his life, and if this is really it, if his number really is about to be up, there's one thing left on his to-do list: Arthur. // this was pure fraught exhilarating joy
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  arthur's-life-is-so-hard 
october 2015
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