Valderys - A Little Wine For Thy Heart's Sake, Inception, Arthur/Eames (PG-13)
For a one night stand Eames is astoundingly persistent. How dare a man who Arthur met quite by chance also just happen to work in the exact same niche criminal enterprise? Arthur doesn't believe in coincidence, but the truth may be something even more impossible.
inception  inception:read  inception:one-night-stands-(that-are-never-just)  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts) 
23 hours ago
Hey, Brother / There's a Word for This
this is the classic 'one night stand in Kuala Lumpur' kink meme fill thread of my heart, and although i am biased because it was my prompt, that doesn't make the se fills any less amazing. <3
inception  inception:thisthisthis!  recs  recs:thisthisthisthis  love~joy~inception  inception:one-night-stands-(that-are-never-just) 
23 hours ago
A Better Way to Drown
High School Swim Team AU. Arthur wants to be a faster swimmer. Eames holds pool records at every school in the division, and he's back in town after being away at college.
inception:high-school-AU  via:kai357 
2 days ago
Decency & Desire
High school!AU + Underage drinking contest.
inception:jailbait  inception:crosslink 
2 days ago
weatherfront - Inception (2010) - It's Automatic [Archive of Our Own]
This is my favorite fic in the fandom but apparently i don't have the AO3 version bookmarked, so I should remedy this post-haste.
inception  inception:crosslink  iluweatherfront  inception:absolute-best 
23 days ago
dayari - Inception (2010) - Blue Bird Day [Archive of Our Own]
cute little fic where the ensemble has to do a practice run down a mountainside. Lovely descriptions and tons of A/E chemistry. :D
inception  love~joy~inception  recs  recs:fanfic 
27 days ago
feverbeats - Inception (2010) - Here in Spain I am a Spaniard [Archive of Our Own]
this fic was so frustrating for me, i loved it so much but it built up my expectation for one pairing and then IMO abruptly delivered another pairing at the end, in a way that didn't feel organic at all considering how much time the story had spent on exploring the first pairing. It just seemed really sudden and surprising, and despite the ending being presented as a warm and comfortable thing it made me a bit unhappy because I knew how hung up Eames still was on the character for whom she'd spent the whole fic pining. I've been thinking about this fic for days, and I'm still puzzled and frustrated and unhappy about the ending, sob.

But also it was an amazing character study of genderqueer Eames, Eames coming to terms with her identity as a woman and gradually overcoming so much fear and self-doubt with the help of those around her, and it was really, really beautiful and engrossing, and so I want to rec it but with a huge caveat, because it really is a well-written character study, and her dynamic with all of the other Inception team members is wonderful, and, sigh, just don't read it with high hopes for a comforting, glowy OTP resolution, because that's not what it's about.
recs  recs:fanfic  inception  inception:genderqueer  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf 
4 weeks ago
Fanfic: Automatic, Inception | FanFiction
Boarding school AU, a little flawed with lots of tense-switching but with a number of nice characterizations and the slowest burn ever between Arthur and Eames.
inception  inception:high-school-AU 
5 weeks ago
16 Rue de la Verrerie
"Oh my god be real," said Arthur, "I would never bone you."

"You are literally boning me right now," said Eames.

"A MERE COINCIDENCE," said Arthur.
inception  inception:absolute-best  love~joy~inception  iluweatherfront 
7 weeks ago
ester_inc - Inception (2010) - Living Proof [Archive of Our Own]
this is so good, this is 58,000 words of amazing classic inception canon backstory, and arthur and eames learning who they are and who they are to each other, and so much insightful relationship development, and *titanum bands.* Clawing my face off with happiness. Everybody read this.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  inception:absolute-best  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  mal-can-spin-my-top-whenever-she-wants  inception:the-military-always-sucks  inception:backstory  inception:mindfuckery  angstception  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever 
7 weeks ago
earlgreytea68 - Inception (2010) - Fixer-Upper [Archive of Our Own]
By the third show, Arthur had the world’s most hopeless crush on Eames. Arthur wanted to invite Eames over and have him redecorate Arthur’s whole entire life, weave himself into the fabric, make everything beautiful and functional. Arthur walked into Eames’s rooms and Arthur never wanted to leave, wanted to be surrounded by Eames forever. And Eames was such a natural on-screen. Arthur was fiercely jealous of it. Eames ignored the scripts from the very beginning, and Arthur let him, flailed in Eames’s wake, reacting and reacting and reacting, making sure the necessary information got into the segments while Eames spun out bon mots that got tweeted endlessly.
inception  inception:thisthisthis!  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  love~joy~inception  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf  sob  inception:AU 
9 weeks ago
1001cranes - Inception (2010) - disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage [Archive of Our Own]
angsty as fuck, but wonderful in a twisted, revenge-filled way. In which Arthur becomes a second Cobb, obsessed and haunted and driven by grief, and Eames becomes a second Arthur, tortured and conflicted and dogging his heels until the end.
recs  recs:fanfic  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  angstception  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever 
9 weeks ago
pushdragon - Inception - The Other Point Man [Archive of Our Own]
A standard extraction job in Iran turns into a clusterfuck when the dreamshare equivalent of the Old Spice Man joins the team as the point man. Hilarity, chaos, and chemistry ensue, with Arthur battling his own jealousy and ego and sense of rivalry and self-preservation, and Eames battling his growing frustration with his favorite irascible point man. What a fun time. :D
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf  except  except-for-when-arthur-out-bamfs-him  arthur's-life-is-so-hard 
9 weeks ago
perceived_nobility - Inception (2010) - Impossible Object [Archive of Our Own]
Sex, it seemed to Arthur, was a race, or maybe a tug-of-war. In either case, the goal was to finish before the other person left: left the room, left the relationship, left the country. If you failed, it was just masturbation, and you could do that perfectly well without involving anyone else. Arthur didn’t sleep with coworkers—because his history was something inextricable from fucking, a tactical disadvantage that could be easily and viciously exploited—and increasingly he didn’t sleep with anyone else, either. He envied Dom and Mal their easy intimacy, envied the dreamers who seemed satisfied by getting off only in dreams. He envied everyone who could have sex without planning the whole thing like a military operation: go-zones and no-go zones, bodies divided up like contested territory. He knew his lovers saw him as a stick-in-the-mud, a control freak whose anal-retentive tendencies extended to the bedroom. Maybe they were right. Maybe it didn’t matter that he did what he did out of a sense of protection, not of preference.

But in dreamshare, protection outweighed preference every time. So Arthur got into the habit of keeping himself covered, of keeping his suits on on the rare occasions he went out, of playing up the PowerBottom Twink-Dom persona that guys fitted him to. It worked, by and large. If sex was a race, he was generally winning. If it was a tug-of-war, he was keeping the tag on the rope his side of center. If it was something else, something that had to do with trust, with intimacy, well. Intimacy was a weapon he rarely holstered and trust a currency slippery and gold.
inception  inception:thisthisthis!  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:absolute-best  inception:genderqueer  inception:the-military-always-sucks  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  arthur-when-will-you-realize-(vienna-waits-for-you) 
10 weeks ago
pushdragon - Inception (2010) - You can drown in a dream [Archive of Our Own]
Waking up from an extraction on an erotica writer, something serious is wrong with Arthur. He can't focus, he can't sleep ... and when did Eames start to smell so good? Even as he writes his report describing the writer's fictitious alpha/omega dynamics, it doesn't occur to him that the description kind of applies to him. (Or: the one where Arthur incepts himself into believing he's an omega.)
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:absolute-best  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  arthur-is-the-bottomliest-bottom  love~joy~inception 
11 weeks ago
slashmania - Inception (2010) - The Inception Drinking Song [Archive of Our Own]
"We completed an inception," Eames began, smiling roguishly at Ariadne and nudging her to pick up the song where he left off.

"Man, wasn't it swell?" she answered him

"We'll go down in history!" Yusuf said, only to be answered by Arthur's vehement, "God this job was hell!"

Holding back his laughter, Eames sang, "It took the best, with some untried."

"Our luck was kind of slim!" Ariadne added brightly.

"Normally I just observe." Yusuf said with a slow shake of his head.

"Zero gravity fight scenes for the win!"

oh my god this is the best klsjdf;das
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  lol  love~joy~inception  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  amazing 
11 weeks ago
Crime101x Course Info | edX
The Psychology of Criminal Justice
education  free 
december 2014
In which Eames is a professional and Arthur is efficient
This,' says Arthur with some temerity, 'is possibly the stupidest extraction I have ever been involved in.'// oh god how have I never read this before. Trojie is my fucking fave, sweet jesus.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  via:little-thoughts 
december 2014
No one really talks about it much, but forgers tend to burn out young. When Eames loses his skill, he has to examine his past, re-evaluate his identity, and figure out what to do with the rest of his life. (The fact that he's slowly falling for a former coworker complicates matters somewhat.)
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:genderqueer  inception:mindfuckery  angstception  via:little-thoughts 
december 2014
pushdragon - Inception (2010) - Drunken, horny and ten feet high [Archive of Our Own]
in which Eames slays dragons and Arthur falls in love, and Philippa is much too wise for her age.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:mindfuckery 
november 2014
graceless_wolf - Inception - you look like my next mistake [Archive of Our Own]
So, he doesn’t fall in love with Eames. He doesn’t fall in love so much as he vaguely wanders down a path made up of mirrors and masks all showing different faces; that smells like cigar smoke clinging to the carpet of a casino. He doesn’t fall in love with Eames. There is no violent crashing to the Earth like some star shot straight out of space and into the atmosphere. There is no singular moment he can pinpoint as the exact second in time that his entire world view shifted so that Eames was at the center.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  inception:thisthisthis! 
november 2014
The National Domestic Violence Hotline | Is Abuse Really a ‘Cycle’?
If abuse was a cycle, it would be predictable — you could know what to expect and when to expect it. But the reality about domestic violence is that it doesn’t happen that way. While there may be recognizable patterns going on in a relationship (ex. you know your partner tends to get more confrontational after going out drinking) the violence rarely occurs in a predictable cycle.

An important reason why we don’t use the term “cycle” is because it’s sometimes used to blame victims for the continuation of abuse.
politics:gender-and-sexuality  politics:disability-and-health 
september 2014
This Could Work In Our Favor - alcibiades - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
"Arthur rolled over for the umpteenth time and mashed his palm against Eames's face, but this time he could already see the sun rising and his phone told him it was five-thirty in the morning, which was only half an hour before his alarm was set to go off anyway. He declared defeat and rolled out of the bed, watching with not even the slightest hint of bemusement as Eames's body immediately and unconsciously filled the space he'd just vacated."
recs  recs:fanfic  inception  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  via:annejumps 
august 2014
lindenmae: This Means (Cupcake) War
Oh my god i have somehow gone three years without reading this masterpiece. NEVER AGAIN.

Title: This Means (Cupcake) War
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/ Eames
Word Count: 13.5k
Rating: PG13
Summary: In which Arthur can hold a grudge like nobody's business, Eames woos with fondant, Dom makes terrible puns, Nash isn't a bad guy, and Saito owns the Food Network.
Warnings/Notes: Cupcake Wars AU!!  What follows is pure and delicious crack.  All cupcakes mentioned herein are probably inedible and I do not suggest anyone try to recreate them unless you are a far better baker than I, in which case let me know how they turn out.  No real people were harmed in the making of this fic.  There are probably not Pterodactyls in New Guinea.
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  inception:AU  inception:absolute-best  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  via:amato 
august 2014
Inception Anonymous Kink Meme - Prompt Post No. 5
Arthur doesn't usually choose those fantasies. Hardly ever. Waking, he can normally get himself off with the aid of a catalogue of ordinary images, plus the quick utilitarian strokes of his own hand. Plain and simple. All he has to do is take himself in hand and remember stubble and soft lips, breasts and cunt and hard hands and a prick in his mouth; that's all he needs to make him shudder and come, and then he can wash his hands and drift into sleep on the tide of endorphins. He doesn't need a narrative just to get off. It's just biology.

// a rare solvent fic that remains in the wild!
inception  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-is-the-bottomliest-bottom  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  recs  recs:fanfic  via:largishcat 
july 2014
Sibilant - Inception (2010) - Cognitive Dissonance [Archive of Our Own]
this is grand and i've read it at least twice but never bookmarked it before, so have all the praise instead. <3

Arthur finds Eames in Istanbul. Then he finds him in Florence, Mombasa, Bogata, and Madrid. He gets faster at it each time, until Eames is only in Madrid for two days - idling the day away at a terrace cafe in Plaza de Santa Ana - before Arthur drops unceremoniously into the seat opposite him.

Eames doesn’t jump. He doesn’t even raise his eyebrows. He’s gotten used to Arthur’s particular brand of stalking—

(“Surveillance,” Arthur insists)

—over the past eleven months.
inception  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  inception:canon-AU  inception:thisthisthis!  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis 
july 2014
paxlux - Inception - Dumah [Archive of Our Own]
It's totally inexplicable that I never bookmarked this when it was written because I love all of paxlux's writing for this fandom, and this one is no exception. The one where Arthur's subconscious is trying to kill him, and it's taut and angry and self-hating and dark and still full of hope and love and Eames being there every step of the way. <3
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  arthur-when-will-you-realize-(vienna-waits-for-you)  angstception  inception:mindfuckery 
july 2014
the_ragnarok - Inception (2010) - Test to Destruction [Archive of Our Own]
oh what the heck what if i just bookmark everything i've been reading lately but inexplicably don't have bookmarked on pinboard! SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN. This is a sharp and believable early post-military (for Arthur) backstory for Arthur/Eames and it unfolds with everything you love about Dana's writing in play: sharp-eyed chemistry and layered emotions and hotness and lots of mutual smoldering, and solid meta worked into the cracks.
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  inception:backstory  inception:the-military-always-sucks  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf 
july 2014
Renne - Inception (2010) - The Future is X-Rated [Archive of Our Own]
Once upon a time I apparently went through and read/bookmarked most of Renne's fics when they were on LJ, but this one didn't make it into the bunch! Here it is on AO3, archived for posterity, and while you're at it go read all her other Inception fics bc they're hot and grand and perfect.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  arthur-is-the-bottomliest-bottom 
july 2014
Debunking Myth and Correcting Fandom Misconceptions: Destiel in SPN Family | Exorcising Emily Rose
the correlation between interest in Destiel and interest in SPN as a show. Though 1% seems realllllly low, haha.
spn  media:news&culture  fandom 
july 2014
witling - Inception (2010) - The Third Time [Archive of Our Own]
to the collection of wonderful fics i've inexplicably never bookmarked. also why did i never make a pining!tag? SO MUCH PINING, GOD. <3

"An island?" Arthur stared at Eames, who shrugged. "What the hell do you need an island for?"

"It's pretty." Eames gave Arthur a sour, challenging look. "And I thought maybe you'd come visit me there."

Arthur glanced instinctively at Saito, whose face hadn't changed. "Are you kidding me?"

"This," Saito said, "is very stupid."
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-when-will-you-realize-(vienna-waits-for-you)  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases 
july 2014
Arthur/Eames, crazy!arthur
in which arthur is prolly trolling the shit out of eames and eames is in love. <3333333 omg so cute, i am so happy pinboard is throwing all these old inception kink meme prompts that i should have bookmarked years ago back in my face.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  love~joy~inception 
july 2014
Gay Manga! | tagagen: My old friend sent me a vintage...
discussion of how the term "bara" is a problematic pejorative way of describing Japanese gay manga (doesn't discuss it as distinguished from yaoi/BL but the implication is there).
manga  community-voices  japan  politics:gender-and-sexuality  politics:race-and-culture 
july 2014
witling - Inception (2010) - Our Man in Africa [Archive of Our Own]
Excellent fic where Eames has feelings and Arthur has a terrible job and trust issues, and they both nearly die and it's awful until it isn't, and Arthur is an overpriced bottle of Fiji and Eames can't help but buy him every single time.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  eames-is-the-best-boyfriend-ever  arthur-is-the-bottomliest-bottom  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  angstception 
july 2014
Why fans have high hopes (but low expectations) for 'Supernatural' : fandomnatural
a really nice fandom discussion (on reddit of all places) of SPN fandom in general prompted by my article! yay meta.
spn  fandom 
july 2014
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