Sunbursts and Marble Halls
POC representation in Dr Who--RTD era vs Moffat era
media:news&culture  politics:race-and-culture 
11 days ago
Aja - Inception (2010) - One Time for Your Mind. [Archive of Our Own]
As if everything else about this job isn't fucked up enough, the mark has an earworm.

Arthur has been listening to "Pon de Replay" for the last two hours straight. The moment they'd appeared in the dream they'd materialized in the middle of an ill-lit club, because however elaborately they'd prepared a corporate boardroom, Ben Hatem just wants to get down on the dance floor and work out his feelings about Rihanna. They've been unable to get close enough to the mark to drag him off the dance floor, let alone have a conversation, and after two hours it's clear that Cobb hasn't found whatever he was looking for in the storehouse above the club. This is hands-down the stupidest job Arthur has ever run, and of course Eames is here to see it.
me:fic  inception  archive:ao3  year:2011  length:<5k  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  personal-faves 
17 days ago
Aja - Hikaru no Go - Distraction [Archive of Our Own]
He's a bully and he's not chasing the Hand of God and he's totally not even hot!
me:fic  hikago  year:2008  archive:ao3  length:<2k  personal-faves 
17 days ago
Aja - Prince of Tennis - Flying Blind [Archive of Our Own]
This is theirs, just theirs, and Ryoma honestly believes that the rest of Seigaku could lie down and sleep for a week and the two of them, just him and Tezuka, could win nationals together just by out-blazing the competition with intensity.

Being fifteen and perpetually on fire anyway probably helps. Wanting to breathe in Tezuka all the time probably helps, as does the unceasing awareness of time and how little of it they have left before Ryoma has to go back to America and Tezuka goes to university. Tezuka hasn't told Ryoma yet, but he knows anyway. He knows because of the way Tezuka's shoulders set whenever he talks to Ryoma, as if the dual pillars aren't enough to relieve him of his private burden. As if he doesn't know how to tell Ryoma - just Ryoma. Thinking about this for too long does weird things to Ryoma's stomach. He doesn't like it. And there is tennis to play, so much of it. He hopes he can perfect a serve this week that will eat right through Tezuka's resolve, his insecurity, his everything. Something that will burn its way into Tezuka and stay forever, the way all of this has stayed with Ryoma for three years.
me:fic  tenipuri  tezuryo  year:2007  archive:ao3  length:<7k  personal-faves 
17 days ago
Aja - Inception (2010) - I Seem to Be a Verb [Archive of Our Own]
Summary: Notting Hill AU, started in 2011. Arthur owns a quirky hipster science bookstore. Eames is a world-famous mega-celebrity. Clearly this calls for a meet-cute.

The thing about London that Arthur liked most was that if you wanted to disappear everyone would let you.
me:fic  inception  archive:ao3  length:60-90k  au  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf  personal-faves 
17 days ago
Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again. Bradley/Colin [Archive of Our Own]
me:fic  merlin  year:2009  length:7k-15k  angst  parody  experimental  RPF  personal-faves 
17 days ago
Please Be Patient While Your Software Is Installed [Archive of Our Own]
The truth is, Adam's gotten closer to Kris than he has to most of his exes, and it's starting to weird Neil out. Neil gets texts from Adam at least once a day that start with "Kris just said" or "Kris thinks" and once: "Kris's mom wants to know if you like toffee im telling her you do ok."

Adam's never been into family bonding much. Certainly not with his own family, even if he and Neil have both made an effort since Thanksgiving; and definitely not with anyone else's.

But now he's, like, practically a second son to these people and has nothing bad to say about the guy himself, even though he's a born-again bible-quoting cross-wearer, and Neil doesn't want to stereotype, but (quite literally) *Jesus.*

Neil's a hipster. He doesn't have the fucking software for this.
me:fic  idol  misc-fandoms  archive:ao3  RPF  year:2009  length:7k-15k  unfinished  personal-faves 
17 days ago
Aja - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling - The Sparrow Prince [Archive of Our Own]
Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom, there lived a boy named Draco, who was the fairest in all the land. Being the fairest, he was, naturally, heir to a very large fortune; and it was difficult to say whether the large fortune did not in fact make him all the fairer. At sixteen, he never wanted for suitors, and his mother and father made sure that his hands never knew roughness.

It came to pass that the boy’s house fell into disgrace; his father was stripped of his lands and all his fine possessions before being sent to a far-away land to work for his bread. With nothing left to her but her name, Draco’s mother gathered her few belongings and took him to live in a tiny hut on the edge of a great mountain where the wind rattled the thin walls and turned their blood to ice. The cold threatened to ruin Draco’s complexion, and so every day he sat by the fire, warming himself, while his mother gathered nettles, the only thing growing on the mountainside, and wove them into fishing nets.
me:fic  hp  harry/draco  year:2004  length:<7k  archive:ao3  pastiche  draco♥  personal-faves 
17 days ago
Aja - Live Free or Die Hard - Die Hard 4.5 : I'll Be Hard for Christmas [Archive of Our Own]
Author: Aja
Fandom: Die Hard 4 (Live Free Die Hard)
Pairing: John/Matt (McClane/Farrell)
Word Count: 18,500 words.
Archive: Yuletide (Old Archive)
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Subcommittee bingo, flashbulb gauntlets, and gay sex scandals - oh, there's no place like Capitol Hill for the holidays!
me:fic  mcclane/farrell  misc-fandoms  yuletide  archive:ao3  length:15k-40k  year:2008  personal-faves  parody 
17 days ago
Aja - Actor RPF, American Actor RPF - Hot, rock, sun, fly, tongue. [Archive of Our Own]
(Did i really never pinboard this? Oops.)


It's 2004 and you are standing on a bluff. You are half a mile north of Las Tunas. You might as well be halfway around the world.
me:fic  misc-fandoms  RPF  translations  angst  length:<5k  archive:ao3  year:2010  personal-faves 
17 days ago
PodOmatic | Podcast - Faculty of Horror
to-read:nonfiction  to-do  to-watch  ! 
9 weeks ago
Aja - Twelfth Night - Shakespeare - so full of shapes is fancy [Archive of Our Own]

In which Feste sits less like Patience on a monument smiling at grief, and more like Falstaff on a bar stool laughing at happiness.
me:fic  year:2013  yuletide  misc-fandoms  not-about-white-dudes 
11 weeks ago
Aja - Sweep - Cate Tiernan - The Darkest Night Would Shine [Archive of Our Own]

For elithewho.

Note: this is an AU of the series through Book 6, because I really like alive people in my threesomes. ;)
me:fic  yuletide  year:2013  misc-fandoms 
11 weeks ago
Aja - Untamed - Anna Cowan - The daughters of d'Artagnan [Archive of Our Own]
Additional Tags: Family, Regency, Genderqueer Character, Canon Queer Character, Crossdressing
me:fic  yuletide  year:2013  archive:ao3  misc-fandoms  not-about-white-dudes 
11 weeks ago
Aja - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett - No More Than One Schoolchild at Any Time [Archive of Our Own]
In the Beginning(1), Angel #62(2) liked his job. It didn’t exactly pay anything, but since he was one of ten thousand or so ethereal beings who’d been Created for the purpose of admiring their Creator, he didn’t see why he should gripe about it. Admiration was a good deal, and the lodgings were free.
1. No, not that one, the other one. You know—the ineffable one.

2. Our Lord had given up naming angels around #54 or so, after which he’d moved on to just assigning everyone numbers. #62 tried not to let it bother him, because after all he could have been one of the ones in the back whose number was so long most people just left them alone so they wouldn’t have to bother saying it all out loud. Or the three separate #8426es, who got stuck with the same number when His Holiness briefly lost count. No one mentioned it, of course; that would have been rude, seeing as God is perfect and all. Besides, counting is hard. It could have happened to anyone.
me:fic  goodomens  length:7k-15k  archive:ao3  year:2013  personal-faves 
11 weeks ago
everworld2662 - Inception (2010) - All Wounds [Archive of Our Own]
For a moment, Saito hesitates; wishes he could take another look inside the mind of the man before him. This is a Robert Fischer who loves his father and believes his father loved him, so why are his eyes still dark with sleeplessness? Perhaps the inception has made him feel his loss more acutely, or perhaps he simply feels what Saito believes men of his intellect and ambition are always doomed to feel: haughty, and lonely.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  inception:thisthisthis! 
december 2013
the status of women in media, 2012
these statistics are pretty staggering.

47% of gamers are women but 88 percent of video game developers are male.
Male writers are more likely to get front page bylines than female writers. Men are more likely than women to be quoted in media outlets, including on articles about women's rights, abortion rights, birth control, and Planned Parenthood. :D :D :D
politics:gender-and-sexuality  media:news&culture 
december 2013
fleshflutter: I love the bones of you (Dean/Castiel, pg-13, 3500 words)
Castiel gathers him in his arms, holds his dead weight easily against his chest, and tips him so Dean's head lolls back. He shapes his mouth to Dean's, carefully parts his slack - (unexpectedly soft) - lips with the tip of his tongue, and breathes pure light into him.

Then, because these three days of Dean being lost have had a significance that the past two thousand years have not, Castiel kisses Dean chastely on the temple.
spn  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis 
november 2013
growing strong, I finally processed the information on the leads...
The world isn’t split into straight white men and everyone else, so let’s break this down further. Of the 41 films left over for the rest of us:

10 starred a straight black man. (8 of these leads were played by Will Smith.), making up 2.5% of all the films.
26 starred a straight white woman, making up 10.4% of all the films.
2 films starred straight South Asian men, making up 0.8% of the films.
1 film starred an East Asian man and 1 starred a Middle Eastern man - 0.4% of the films each.
A grand total of ONE of the 250 highest grossing films of all time stars a woman of colour. Scraping in at number 242, and made in 1995, it’s Pocahontas; which is racist as fuck and demeans the memory of a real Native American woman. Fantastic. It’ll also probably have fallen out of the top 250 by the next year, while no other films with WoC leads seem likely to replace it.
This means that huge demographic groups are missing. 16.3% of people in the US identify as Latin@, and not a single film on this list has a Latin@ protagonist.
Roughly 10% of the US identifies as LGBT+. None of these films has a LGBTQ+ protagonist.
media  media:news&culture  film 
november 2013
My Guide to LGBT YA - Malinda Lo
Over the past several years I’ve written a lot about YA with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters or issues.
writing  politics:gender-and-sexuality 
november 2013
Stacked: A Closer Look at The New York Times YA Bestsellers List, Part 1
Books written by women have never once -- never once -- had at least half of the spaces on the top ten list. They've had a few weeks occupying four spaces but never have they had five books in the top ten slots in the 47 weeks that the YA List has existed.
media:news&culture  publishing  politics:gender-and-sexuality  reading  girls-are-awesome 
november 2013
Laughing as a Young Man Laughs - Natt - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
I want to die because this fic is everything I could have hoped for when I decided to go looking for Dean/Death. IT'S SO FULL OF UST AND DEAN IS SO FEARLESS AND DEATH IS SO HOT ughhhhh i want to go throw myself into the ocean and drown in a pool of my happiness-induced tears. IT'S SO AMAZING, READ IT!!!! //

It surprises Dean. Not just that Death knows, but that he seems to know precisely what the bunker is and what it contains."How the fuck do you know ab-"

Death merely raises an eyebrow, cutting Dean off with a glare. "You are the only being in the universe who talks back to me, Dean. The. Only. Don't stretch my patience."

"Do I get a medal or somethin'? Or a diploma?" He snorts angrily, still pissed with Death for being a bit too insightful. Dean knows he should shut up, but really, a leopard can't change its spots. If Death seeks his company, he better be prepared for Dean being Dean.

"Perhaps we should return to the topic of showing respect for your betters?" Death asks rhetorically. "And to begin with, we could discuss the fact that I asked you to come here because you of all humans might appreciate being allowed to look at my automobile. To fiddle with it, as some might say."

There is that. Dean would really like to see that car now, and he certainly wouldn't mind a look at the engine. He reaches for the bottle of beer, turning it in his hands for some time, studying Death. Strange how much they have in common, the two of them, the oldest being in the universe, and himself, a mere human whose lifespan is but a flicker of light to a creature such as Death.

It's not that Dean agrees that Death is better. He just is. And one has to respect what he does, how graciously he bears his fate.

"I'm sorry," he finally says. "I mean no disrespect; it's just the way I am."

"I know," Death nods. His narrow lips makes a small twitch. He's actually smiling, or at least Dean thinks so. "I will try to ignore your faux pas, innumerable as they are. But do me a favor and remember to pull your foot out of your mouth occasionally. You might discover that I do appreciate limbs in their proper places. Feet off the tables and outside mouths, if you please."
spn  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  ;sdfkjs;lf 
november 2013
trinityofone: Fic: The Last Day (Dean/Castiel)
The day after the world doesn’t end, Dean decides he isn’t getting out of bed. His bed is nice. It’s soft and warm and on top of that, it isn’t trying to kill him. Dean likes the bed.
spn  recs  recs:fanfic  whyareyoulikethistrinityofone  via:comenextmonday 
november 2013
Twitter / _skyenapped: @SarahLister You probably did ...
fuck it, i'm bookmarking this whole conversation because i love it a lot.
fandom  fandom-is-awesome  community:fandomvoice  spn 
october 2013
Aja - Inception (2010) - Wake the Rocks [Archive of Our Own]
Summary: Arthur wants inception, and Arthur may want Eames, but Arthur does not have enough alcohol to deal with having them both at once. //

Eames is wearing a colbalt suit that Arthur wants to strip him out of and then help him into in the morning. He thinks of their hands fumbling together over Eames' tie, Eames swatting his own hands away and then capturing them a moment later. Eames' mouth hot on his neck as Arthur attempts to do his own buttons and Eames attempts to distract him.

For a moment he can see all of this so clearly that realizing it hasn’t actually happened yet is like blinking and then waking up.

“You said you wanted interesting,” he says.
me:fic  inception  year:2013  length:7k-15k  archive:ao3  personal-faves  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf 
october 2013
Good Omens Holiday Exchange - Happy Holidays, _silverfox!

“What, senet?” Famine asked.

“Go?” War tried.

“Checkers?” Pollution offered.

PICTIONARY, said Death.

Crowley looked around from where he had curled loosely around the fallen Tree, his scales streaked with the same iridescent sap. Hissss, he said, by which the Horsemen knew he meant (for they spoke all tongues of man and beast and every creeping thing which creeps upon the earth):

Come at me, motherfucker.
awesome  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  goodomens 
october 2013
Good Omens Holiday Exchange - War/Alexander the Great
She knows he will not last, and she wants a taste of him before he disappears, becomes old or corrupt or dead.
recs  recs:fanfic  goodomens 
october 2013
lurrel - Inception (2010) - Working for Vacation [Archive of Our Own]
“You tracked me down to ask me to get you a job?” Arthur fiddles with his chopsticks and smirks.


“You don’t have a lot going on, huh?”

“I’ve been doing fine, thanks.” Eames says. “I mean, I guess I’m not swimming with manta rays like you but I’m doing great.”

“Did you like, get bored redecorating your castle?”

“I haven’t tried it yet,” Eames says, “and seriously, will you run a job or two with me?”

Arthur shakes his head. “No. But you can come surfing with me tomorrow if you want.”

“Why would I be up at seven in the morning?”

Arthur shoots him a look. Eames gets their sushi to-go.


Eames is terrible at surfing, but Arthur lets him hog the covers, and Arthur gets sunburned, so it’s almost a win. Kind of.
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  love~joy~inception  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  ilulurrel 
october 2013
sneaqui - Inception (2010) - The World Is Round [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur presses his lips together and nods, obviously dissatisfied with Eames’ send-off. But Eames isn’t about to go asking for promises or platitudes.

“It was fun,” Arthur says and pauses for a moment before continuing, “More fun than I’ll probably have for a while. So thank you.”

Arthur’s words are an unexpected punch to Eames’ gut, and he has to take a deep breath before saying, “Take care of yourself, yeah?”

Arthur smiles at that and says, “I will.”


About two years later, during a job in Antananarivo, a chemist tells Eames about the first man to smuggle Somnacin out of the hands of the U.S. military. He was stationed at Naval Medical Research Unit 3 in Cairo at the time. And his name was Arthur.
recs  recs:fanfic  inception  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-leads-eames-on-merry-chases  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts) 
september 2013
toomuchplor - Inception (2010) - Le mot impossible [Archive of Our Own]
“I told her you’re straight,” Eames says, handing Ariadne one of the cocktails the bartender passes to him.

“I’m not straight,” Ariadne says, offended. She leans back to shout at the girl, who’s moved on to the next patron. “Hey! Yo no soy straight! Come back, you’re hot!”

“Desperation,” says Eames, “a bold move.”

“Ugh, fuck her,” Ariadne says, dispirited. She takes a slug of the cocktail, which is rummy and sweet and filled with melting ice shards. “I’m not looking to get laid tonight anyway.” She twirls the bamboo spear around the glass, put out. “Obviously neither are you.”

“What do you mean, obviously?” asks Eames, sipping at his own drink with more grace and restraint.

“Uh,” says Ariadne, “how do I say this — you’re at a clam dig, and you packed for a weenie roast.”

“Come now,” says Eames, “some of these girls are probably packing hot dogs. Isn’t that a thing you lot do?”

“I left mine in my hotel room,” says Ariadne, who is maybe a bit drunker than she thought.

“Drink up,” says Eames, “and do tell me more.”
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  girls-are-awesome  love~joy~inception  inception:thisthisthis! 
september 2013
joosetta - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling - More Than That [Archive of Our Own]
This is a story about two 52 year old men who refuse to age gracefully. This a total fluff fest, but I had fun writing it and was inspired to polish it off and post due to all the HP excitement. // Oh my gosh Joosetta wrote h/d *__*
hd:to-read  ! 
september 2013
rael_ellan - Inception (2010) - Sydney Harbor [Archive of Our Own]
For some inexplicable reason, on the same night every year, Dominic Cobb finds himself sitting in a small bar in Sydney, nursing a beer. People walk past, stare at each other through the window, wave or scowl, walk on by. Some people stare at him through the window. He forces himself to stare back.

Four years on, and he still finds himself ducking around corners to avoid police cars and turning up his coat collar to shield himself from the omniscient security cameras. It’s not even deliberate, anymore, just gut reaction. ‘It’s a good thing’, Arthur tells him when he phones from Amsterdam, from Paris, from Mombasa. ‘It’s just a good precaution.’

A good precaution, he thinks, only a little bitterly, can be very embarrassing when walking your children to school. B
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  love~joy~inception 
september 2013
SOS: Save Our Sammy
Okay, so I’m making a list of known characters alive in the 20s, just so we can get an idea of who we can cross our fingers for…

I’m going to mark what age they were in 1925, so we have an idea of what age group they’d be in.
hp  hp:discussion 
september 2013
this is an anomaly - Arthur through the lens of Jung’s Caregiver archetype
On the surface, it may seem a bit odd to ascribe the Caregiver archetype to Arthur. This archetype is also known as the Saint, the Altruist, the Nurturer, and – for better or worse – it’s generally viewed as a female archetype. Inherent sexism of that aside, ‘saintly’, ‘altruistic’ and ‘nurturing’ aren’t really the first descriptors that come to mind when you think of Arthur either. He’s a criminal; his morality system can probably be described as amoral, at best, and even when he’s giving comfort, Arthur isn’t exactly nurturing.


The Caregiver is also known as the Helper, the Supporter, and the Protector. And those traits? Helpfulness, supportiveness and protectiveness? Arthur has those traits in spades.
inception  inception:meta 
september 2013
the square inch
such a simple concept but one so many people outside of fandom can't seem to grasp.
fandom  fandom-is-awesome 
september 2013
Saras_Girl, smoochfestmod - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling - All Life is Yours to Miss - Chapter 1 [Archive of Our Own]
Title: All Life Is Yours to Miss
Author: (Aja's note: author is Saras_Girl, whom you might know as the author of another H/D epic, Reparations!)
Characters/Pairings: Harry/Draco
Canon Placement: Post-war.
Rating: R
Wordcount: 114,741

Summary: Professor Malfoy’s world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go.
hd:to-read  recs  recs:fanfic  harry/draco 
august 2013
Phoenixdown7 - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling - Moving On [Archive of Our Own]
rec via slashedsilver:
Title: Moving On (WIP)
Author: faviconPhoenixdown7
Pairings: Harry/Draco
Canon Placement: Eighth Year
Rating: R.
Wordcount: ~150,000 and counting
Summary: An Eighth Year fic in which Draco transforms and Harry finally comes back from the dead. It’s time to move on. EWE.

Review: From the first chapter, this fic made me do a double-take, scroll desperately up again and check the date of posting. It read so much like a H/D classic of the Golden Era that it made me shiver with so much delight. As I read it I kept thinking back to Velvetblood’s Sex Magic, but mostly it just made me feel like I could print it out and bind it and put it on my shelf next to my seven HP books, and it would fit in there like it had been there all along.
hd:to-read  recs  recs:fanfic  harry/draco  ! 
august 2013
The Writing Café
tumblr guide to writing fantasy!
august 2013
beanarie - Inception (2010) - It Took a Lot of Super Stuff to Get You Here [Archive of Our Own]
crying because this is so slick and beautiful and dlfkaj;ajdfald arthur/eames forever :((

Arthur stops in place for a beat, just watching him go. This absolutely could not have been done without you, he thinks, fighting off a smile.
inception  recs  recs:thisthisthisthis  inception:thisthisthis!  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  eames-is-the-bamfiest-bamf  inception:absolute-best 
august 2013
patho (ghostsoldier) - Welcome to Night Vale - a love song for schrödinger [Archive of Our Own]
The being shifting from foot to foot in front of the organic produce is tall, painfully and mind-bogglingly tall, with gleaming blue-black skin and three sets of wings and a head that blurs from human to bovine to avian to human again. Incongruously, it’s also wearing a faded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt and battered Chuck Taylors, but in spite of its clothing Carlos knows, deep in his gut and deeper in his heart, that the creature's an angel.

Once, such a realization would’ve sent him scrambling in a blind panic to his car, where he’d huddle on the floor of the backseat and babble notes into his phone and wait until the parking lot was empty before he’d dare emerge again. Now, he just idly wonders if the wings are cosmetic or if the angel actually uses them to fly. They seem far too tiny for all that there are six of them, and the angel is really quite tall.

Carlos gently sets the cantaloupe he’d been holding into his red plastic basket and says, “Hi.”

“Sorry to bother you,” the angel says. Its voice is deep and musical, and makes the hair on Carlos’ arms stand on end. “Are you Cecil’s scientist?”

Carlos smiles at the phrasing. “I suppose I am, yeah."
recs  recs:fanfic  recs:thisthisthisthis  wtnv 
august 2013
rthstewart - Chronicles of Narnia - All Media Types, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis - The Stone Gryphon [Archive of Our Own]
500k Narnia series that apparently can and might singlehandedly change your religion. Recced in response to the defense of fanfic.
recs  recs:fanfic 
august 2013
Rainjoy's writings - Glee!fic, Big Moon Rising pt I
another Klaine AU, this time a werewolf AU, recced in response to the defense of fanfic.
recs  recs:fanfic 
august 2013
bob_fish, enemytosleep - Fullmetal Alchemist - Wrong Turn 'verse [Archive of Our Own]
recced in response to the defense of fanfic--a 380k FMA Roy/Ed epic. IN 37 PARTS.
recs  recs:fanfic  anime 
august 2013
Rainjoy's writings - Glee!fic, All The Other Ghosts pt 1
I guess I'll just keep recording all the fics people are reccing in response to defense of fanfic. This is a Klaine Superhero AU.
recs  recs:fanfic 
august 2013
Silverblood - The North Remembers [Archive of Our Own]
i'm not sure how to tag this since i'll probably never read it, but it's been brought to my attention that this 500,000+-word Game of Thrones epic is one of fandom's best achievements. So, just linking it for anyone who's interested. :)
fandom  recs  recs:fanfic 
august 2013
Southern Gothic
excellent list of references and tropes and resources!
august 2013
The Science of Implanting False Memories | Mental Floss
Then, when researchers placed the mice back in the first chamber, the mice responded in a way that clearly communicated fear: They froze.

"We call this 'incepting' or implanting false memories in a mouse brain," Tonegawa tells Science. // OH MY GOD????
inception  inception:meta  media:news&culture 
august 2013
delires - Inception (2010) - A Thrill To Rest My Cheek To [Archive of Our Own]
in which Aja forgets that she needs to re-bookmark all helen's fics, but this one is still lovely and fiery and hot and sweet and superb <3333333
inception  recs  recs:fanfic  love~joy~inception  arthur's-life-is-so-hard  arthur-and-eames-steal-things-(like-each-other's-hearts)  inception:absolute-best 
july 2013
The Enliven Project's false rape accusations infographic: great intentions, but it isn't accurate.
Slate points out that the number of false *accusations* of rape, where a perpetrator is actually named in an assault, is smaller than the reported 2-8% of rape *reports*. Considering most rape victims know their rapists, this is an important but overlooked consideration when discussing claims of false rape.
july 2013
iridescent - Inception (2010) - the great game [Archive of Our Own]
the one where arthur is ready for eames to come find him, for a change, so he decides to let him know. <333333333333
july 2013
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