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.”
2 days ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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) 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
Aja - By the Sword (1991) - Not like I feint every time we touch [Archive of Our Own]
Jesus this was basically my favorite yuletide assignment EVER and of course it was a pinch hit for a random early 90s movie no one has ever heard of. <33333 yuletide <3333
me:fic  year:2014  length:<2k  lol  yuletide  misc-fandoms  archive:ao3  personal-faves 
8 weeks ago
Aja - Wir sind die Nacht | We Are the Night (2010) - Abendemfindung (evening sentiment) [Archive of Our Own]
She trailed off, suddenly overwhelmed by it all—the enormity of the building they were in, with its looming vaulted cathedral arches and half-price bottles of Dover's powder; the way Dr. Caligari made her feel like a trembling, excited fledgling afraid to fly; the marvel of the child growing in her belly, and how she felt consumed by the future for its sake; of the rumblings that the Italian blackshirts and their Roman takeover was just the beginning of similar nationalist movements springing up across the continent.

It all made her feel at once as though history started and stopped in the span of a moment no bigger than this; as though everything she would ever be, everything her son or daughter would ever be, everything the untold centuries of civilization would ever be, began and ended right here by the shoe polish rack.
me:fic  year:2014  length:<5k  misc-fandoms  angst  yuletide  girls-are-awesome  not-about-white-dudes  archive:ao3 
8 weeks ago
Translation, Localization, and Nice Japanese Things: A Q&A with Matt Alt - Tofugu
nice article about the need for localization in anime distribution
japan  anime 
9 weeks ago
Whites claim hardships in response to racial inequality
study examining the effects of confrontation with white privilege on white victimhood mentality.
9 weeks ago
Page Six One Six - Last Of The Summer Blind Items - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News
blind item in bleeding cool (lol) that supports (without confirmation, because blind item) some of what De Campi is alleging
comics  harassment 
10 weeks ago
[Discussion] Alex DeCampi on misogyny at the Big Two : comicbooks
Reddit thread naming names on the De Campi post + additional history
comics  harassment 
10 weeks ago
Brian Wood: It's Going to End With Someone Killing Themselves
discussion of the "newsletter" Brian Wood sent out in defense of industry members accused of harassment
comics  harassment 
10 weeks ago
Alex de Campi
post in which Alex de Campi discusses systemic rape culture in the offices of DC Comics
comics-&-gaming  comics  harassment 
10 weeks ago
witling - Inception (2010) - Our Man in Africa (Stinger Scenes) [Archive of Our Own]
A short series of follow-up scenes to my fave fic by witling, hot and excellent and full of Arthur and Eames being in love and addicted to one another with exactly perfect amounts of self-interest and low tolerance for bullshit. In other words, Arthur and Eames being Arthur and Eames.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  love~joy~inception 
12 weeks ago
wldnst - Inception (2010) - An Unambigious Cataloguing System [Archive of Our Own]
really "new fic by wldnst" is all i have to say here, but this is also a gorgeous, finely wrought story of an unfulfilled life waking up to its own complacency, in the form of Eames sweeping into Arthur's domestic life and changing everything. It's beautiful and you should read it. Also, her Ariadne/Yusuf are back and as joyous as ever.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  love~joy~inception  arthur-when-will-you-realize-(vienna-waits-for-you) 
12 weeks ago
When Dickens met Dostoevsky | TLS
august 2015
mizzy2k: hc_bingo (Fic) take heart, sweetheart [Inception] (Eames/Arthur) (PG-13) (1/2)
Mizzy never uploaded this fic to AO3 for some reason, and I never actually recced it until now, so we both fail. This is the one where Arthur keeps bailing Eames out of jail, even though they aren't exactly on friendly terms, and it's snarky and sweet and so in-character that my heart bursts with love. I haven't reread this in FAR too long. A++++
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  love~joy~inception  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf 
august 2015
marinarusalka - Iron Man (Movies) - Chloe liked Olivia [Archive of Our Own]
One is the personal assistant to a billionaire-playboy-turned-superhero. The other is an ambitious journalist with a political conscience. Together, they fight crime! // in which they bond over poetry! but also really do fight crime! I love this and also the way the worldbuilding sort of takes in the marvel universe at the edges.
ironman  recs  recs:fanfic  girls-are-awesome 
august 2015
Meander Chapter 1: The Good That Was Given Me, an inception fanfic | FanFiction
long, interesting Arthur/Ariadne fic with a nice dynamic between A/A/E. post-Inception, Arthur teaches Ariadne the ropes while reluctantly starting his own extraction team.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic 
august 2015
incept_awards: Round 1- Winners
i have never even HEARD of half of these fics what the hellll this fandom is like limbo i will never find my way out
inception  inception:read  recs  recs:lists-by-others 
august 2015
Inception Anonymous Kink Meme - Prompt Post No. 11
Pre-movie. Cobb hires Eames for a job. Arthur and Eames know each other for years but they're acting like they meet for the first time, because it's something they almost always do (bonus points for Mal suspecting something).

But then the job went really really wrong, they are in a real deep shit, and Cobb is blaming Eames, pointing a gun at him.

And there's Arthur with his Glock pointed at Cobb's head, asking him to put the gun down right the fuck now.

And? // fabulous long plotty kink meme fill from 2011 featuring Cobb and Arthur on a job meeting with a very sketchy Eames, or so Cobb thinks. The dynamics between all three of them here are fabulous, and Arthur's characterization and Cobb's POV are especially deft and considered. Competent, sympathetic, wryly humorous yet obviously still desperate Cobb is a rare treat. I'm so pleased I stumbled across this tucked-away gem.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:backstory  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  arthur's-life-is-so-hard 
august 2015
Allothi - Inception (2010) - Night [Archive of Our Own]
arthur and eames at the end of the world—maybe. what a lovely dreamlike mindfuck
inception  inception:mindfuckery  recs  recs:fanfic 
august 2015
nekare: Impasse [Inception, Arthur/Eames, R]
“It seems like you’ve won,” Eames says as he gets the detonator out, grinning, soaked and breathless, his mouth impossibly red, staring at Arthur like he’s the only bright thing in the darkness.

“Seems like I have,” Arthur says, before pulling Eames close by his lapels and kissing him, aggressive and unkind, but Eames just groans and pulls him closer, kisses back just as hard.

This is bad. This is really bad and stupid and unprofessional, but Eames’ mouth is warm and his hands cold against his skin as they get under Arthur’s shirt. He can’t seem to be able to think at the moment, is reduced to pure sensation and his blood ringing in his ears. Rainwater seeps into their mouths as they move together.

There are gunshots in the distance, and Eames nips at his lips before smiling against them. // quintessential, classic arthur-make-up-your-mind fic. <3 oh i love them, i *love* them
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  recs:thisthisthisthis  love~joy~inception  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  arthur-when-will-you-realize-(vienna-waits-for-you)  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf 
august 2015
wldnst - jonquil in december
do i really not have this bookmarked? inconceivable. Arthur and Eames tell the story of how they met. Eventually, they tell the truth. With bonus Philippa and Cobblets and so many feelings. <3
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  inception:high-school-AU  inception:backstory  inception:canon-AU  mal-can-spin-my-top-whenever-she-wants 
august 2015
syzygysm - Inception (2010) - la vie est ailleurs [Archive of Our Own]
i don't know how i stumbled across this fic in the dead of night but it just blew my mind. An inception backstory where a 17-year-old Eames is the one Mal and Cobb take under their wing, told from the pov of a Mal who wants too much as always. Mal/Eames, potential Arthur/Eames—the fic is an eternal WIP but ends in a really strong place, and it's so, so, so good. Gah.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:jailbait  mal-can-spin-my-top-whenever-she-wants  inception:thisthisthis!  angstception  inception:backstory  inception:canon-AU 
august 2015
Bend It
Arthur's last semester at school gets way more interesting than he bargained for when his gymnastics idol, Eames, moves in just down the street. // DO I REALLY NOT HAVE THIS BOOKMARKED, UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
ilubutterflythread  recs  recs:fanfic  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  love~joy~inception  inception:AU  inception:jailbait  inception:high-school-AU  via:arjds 
july 2015
pyrimidine - Inception (2010) - Full Nelson [Archive of Our Own]
why don't i have this bookmarked! inception fandom i will never find the bottom of you. Anyway, Eames is a wrestler and Arthur is a journalist! in high school!
inception:high-school-AU  inception:jailbait 
july 2015
enjambament - Inception (2010) - nobody knew me at home anymore [Archive of Our Own]
i have no idea how i never read this fic before--actually it's because i don't normally read high school AUs and this was close enough that i shied away. but it's enjambament and so i should have known that it would be so much more than that. sprawling and a classic 'decades-of-mutual-longing-and-working-shit-out' fic. Arthur and Eames have known each other all their lives. Until they don't anymore.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  inception:crosslink  inception:AU  inception:canon-AU  inception:backstory  inception:high-school-AU  inception:the-military-always-sucks  angstception  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases 
july 2015
polytropic_liar | Inception fic: "Memory" [Arthur/Eames]
Eames, whose grip on his totem is fairly painful by this point, simply gapes. Arthur waits for exactly three seconds—of course he does, how utterly typical and somehow wonderful—and then leans over. // This is a gorgeous, smart, utterly fantastic and immersive and canonical and brilliant and yearning-filled amnesia!fic in which Arthur has his memory razed to the ground, and he, Eames, and Ariadne form a mini-family in their attempts to help him recover who he is. Excellent canonical explorations of dream psychology and memory recovery, and excellent character studies of Arthur and Eames. Seriously fucking fantastic. I'm so happy I read this today :D
inception  inception:absolute-best  inception:thisthisthis!  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  inception:mindfuckery 
july 2015
PenPistola - Inception (2010) - Three's Family [Archive of Our Own]
really sweet nicely written fic where eames has a surprise!teenage son.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:canon-AU 
july 2015
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