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As it always has been this journal is only here for reading fics, keeping track of them as well as for commenting.
I am in no way a creative person or have any urge to express myself in words to an wider audience, but I immensely enjoy reading. So therefor I am here :) Even though I won't post anything myself I'd love to talk, so don't hesitate to contact me

Most of the fic I have read is collected in my delicious account since 2008. The stuff from all the years before is scattered on my hard drive and in my mind
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Um... it's been a while since I posted some recs. I don't know, it could be it's just one of these weird phases where I'm not much intofandom. Or reading in general. Or too much RL stuff happening. Or just not that good fic? Do I need to find a new fandom? Where is it?

Anyway Inception fandom definitly has slowed down. We'll see what [livejournal.com profile] inception_bang will bring, which starts on the 27th. Yay! Thereare some great collaborations.

In the end [livejournal.com profile] mementis mission to rec at least one fic every day raised my guilt feelings and here we are. There are some 15 to 20 ficsaved which I wanted to rec at some point. Unfortunately I don't remember every detail about them, so there won't be that much squee(besides which isn't exactly my style anyway).


  • At first I want to rec the fic I took my subject line from: it's [livejournal.com profile] pyrimidine Sort of Revolution. She's one of my favourite authors andI can recommend all of her writings. This one isn't the most recent fic, actially it's from 2010. I think it was posted just right before Ifell into Inception fandom. It captured me because it's a quiet one and oh so well done! We see Arthur and Eames in the beginnings of their relationship, just where you discover the little quirks and habits of your new partner. It's domestic and fluffywhich seldomly attracts my attention for long, but this one is observant, intelligent and from Eames' loving perspective. So lovely!


  • [livejournal.com profile] syllic A Fool From Any Direction is another one I discovered quite late. It's an 21k long (yay!) AU, inspired by this prompt:"Eames is a knight, and Arthur is a stable boy. Eames brings him little tokens from his quests and Arthur reverently removes hisarmor and lets Eames press him down sweetly into the hay". My heart exploded while reading this. So much pining, so muchrestraint, so much loveliness! ALL THE FEELINGS



There was a time I relentlessly read on the kink meme and tracked thousands of prompts! Some of the fic there don't get that muchattention they deserve imho. Here are some of them:




  • Of All the Places in the World is still a WIP and covers one of my beloved tropes, which I discovered not till Inception: werewolfs!!This one takes quite a different approach to the usual alpha/omega dynamics. Here we have omega!Eames who hides his trueself and disguises as an alpha, and beta!Arthur who gets more and more suspicious. New parts are added now and then, so I amstill hopeful it will be finished.


  • this one is just insanely hot! The prompt was this: "While Eames is fucking Arthur, Eames puts him on all fours, tugs him back byhis hair and whispers in his ear, telling Arthur how breathtakingly amazing, fucking fantastic, stunningly gorgeous, absolutelyperfect, devastatingly beautiful, entirely bloody brilliant he is. Is Arthur humbled? Embarrassed? Soaking it up? A complete slut forthe attention? Or all of that at the same time? I don’t care. ;D Just give me Eames obsessively flattering Arthur until he orgasms.Bonus points if Eames usually talks down to Arthur during sex and one night, because Arthur was looking like he needed somelove, he decides to do a complete 180."


I don't know why but it's kinda hard for me to read on fests. Maybe because when it starts there isn't that much fic in the beginning and you need to go back a lot (But my mind is always so distracted!) or you track the whole thing and get a great deal of notifications. I like that [livejournal.com profile] cherrybina often creates a master list. Anyway in autumn 2011 she opened the third round of the fluff meme and 


  • this drabble by [livejournal.com profile] bozothemoos caught my attention. First of all it's inspired by a xkcd comic which message I whole-heartenly approve and enjoyed just that day, and secondly it's a realistic, in verse view of how the relationship of Arthur and Eames might be.


That's it for now!

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As I got nothing else to do aka I desperately need to procrastinate, here are some recs to be made. 
In the usual style: sorted by fandom and then just by randomness and with words in which I can't explain the awesome.

First: Suits
It's a monster of fic I am still reading and am not afraid to already rec it! Tada, this tornado loves you by [livejournal.com profile] smallacts.
Here you get a slightly different and much more detailled backstory of Mike. When you got a bond like he has with Trevor and Jenny, you might not need anything else. But what happens when the highschool days & the easy life and (self-destructive) relationships are over?

summary: A story about first loves and true loves, about friendship, growing up, and growing together. Atlernatively, this is a story about Mike figuring out what he deserves, and learning how to ask for it. (AU)

Eventually it will be Harvey/Mike. (I still haven't got to that!)


Disturbing the Peace by [livejournal.com profile] grim_lupine.
Harvey, you need to learn, when there's mutual attraction there's nothing you can do to prevent it!

Continental Drift by rangerdanger[livejournal.com profile] pidgeoned.
Summary says: Mike and Harvey are in a relationship. They just don't know it yet. But still, they're fucking! 
Sorry, I can't deny it, this is one of my favourite tropes. Read it!

Or Down You Fall by sam_storyteller.
Wow, I can't remember what it's about, but it has the tag 'torec', so it has to be worth it.
Summary: Drug testing at Pearson Hardman does not have its desired preventative effect. (Sex, drugs, and a little bit of Soul.)
RECCED


Second, my true love: Inception
The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized by [livejournal.com profile] the_ragnarok_d which was started on the kink meme.
It has alpha/omega dynamics, knotting, heats, lactation kink, mpreg and all the stuff. But at the same time politics, a disappointed and hurt by people Arthur, a caring Eames and a revolution. Not to mention all the world-building, characterisation, massive insinuations and implications mentioned in passing.
Even if the above mentioned kinks are not your's (please, lactation, OMG, I can't stand it) I highly recommend to read it, because it's such exquisite writing in a thought-out plot.

Pre-deprivation by [livejournal.com profile] withlightning.
The afternoon I realised I might be in love, I read this fic. So my (always subjective) judgement might be slightly compromised. 
It's just how I like my Inception fic. Some mature men who won't admit to their feelings but are not afraid to cuddle. Even if it still needs an excuse. 

All the same goes for A Series of One Night Stands by [livejournal.com profile] cmonkatiekatie. I love fuck buddies turning into feelings. All the ever love for that!

Perfect Symmetry by [livejournal.com profile] foxxcub.
Summary: It wasn’t art, only a coping mechanism, something that steadied his mind with its simplicity. or, Arthur draws Eames a lot.
Btw: the prompt on (at?) the kink meme got some  brilliant art.

It might be an AU, but still Wait and Know the Coming of a Little Love by [livejournal.com profile] maybe77, known on the kink meme as the bully!AU, is an amazing read!
It's an highschoolAU in which Arthur and Eames are neighbours and in a slighty abusive and imbalanced relationship. Basically: Eames has an abusive mother and comes over to Arthur's at night for sex and comfort. In daylight he won't awknowledge to anything.

Quietus has again a slightly different social structure and dynamics.
Even though it's set in the Inception universe as we know it, it has slaves. Here we have slave!Eames with a troubled past who's master is Cobb and works as a forger for them on the run. And then there's Arthur who might slowly fall in love with Eames' character as it was before he was beaten down by slavery.
My description is again insufficient and doesn't come up to it's brilliant worldbuilding.
Note: it's still WIP!


Third:
On another note: I am massively disappointed by the delicious fail and won't use it anymore. Diigo is shit as well, so I am niandra_joan @pinboard. Even though I am not much of a fan of the layout. But who can't be in love with the owner, Maciej.

Fourth:
As always, all the love and credit for online dictionaries. What are words? What are languages?
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Last week I watched all the Suits episodes, this week I fell into it's fandom.

harvey/mike

Pizza And A Movie
by Closer which is an lovely and long AU in which Harvey is still a lawyer and Mike is the pizza guy. Step by step they fall in love. On their way there are movie citations, a sweet friendship, oblivious boys and touching! AND THE WRITING!! I clearly could hear the characters' voices just as they are. So much fun!

Then there's Of Mikes and Men by an anonymous. It's still a WIP but a fantastic fun read with slightly OOCs. The plot starts with a virginal Mike, the helpful friends Donna and Rachel, and a Harvey who's got all the popcorn. The conclusion is obvious.

mike mike2 mike3

The Unraveling of Harvey Specter, Attorney at Law by [livejournal.com profile] laughter_now: A super hot & insightful PWP with Harvey at the bottom who's slightly wrong about their relationship status. I intend to stalk this author ;)

I stalk the Suits kink meme as well! Oh god, the long nights of reading in a new fandom!


Another fic with a similar storyline, but in another fandom is Amo, Amas, Amat by [livejournal.com profile] chibirhm, The Eagle, Esca/Marcus, established relationship, some years after the movie. Some thoughts on love.

Another AU I am slightly obsessed with these last days is [livejournal.com profile] awarringtonStraight As An Arc, again The Eagle, currently at Part 6, but the author said it's already complete and the last parts will be posted soon. This is my happy place for now and as you can see it follows the same tropes as the mentioned Pizza And A Movie: AU, straight (?) men, falling obliviously in love. AND SO MANY CUDDLES and smiles when they finally can see each other again!!


But back to Inception:
As we all need a vacation and some love [livejournal.com profile] wldnst gave us Life among Islands whereas Arthur and Ariadne get both in the end. It's Arthur/Eames and Ariadne/Yusuf, an AU, really long and should be savoured with a glass of wine. The writing is brilliant, the subtle humour made me laugh out a lot while reading in the uni library and there are so many wise and insightful words and phrases. Five stars for this!

 

[Bad username or site: recrudescence  @ livejournal.com]posted Tripwire for Team Romance over at the ae-match, inspired by a kink-meme prompt like this: They finally get to bed together and Eames expects a cold, sarcastic, demanding, fidgety partner. It turns out that Arthur is not only responsive, but warm affectionate, and maybe a little shy but totally going to look Eames in the eyes for the whole time. Surprise, Arthur doesn't want to get fucked, he wants to make love. And he insists on cuddling afterwards. - I love awkward sex scenes! 

[livejournal.com profile] 78revolutions' Panicked is currently at part 15, but it seems like it will be finished soo. It's an in-verse take on the aftermath of rape and how to cope the trauma. Lots of angst and hurt, but NO healing cock or the like

A fic which was posted back in June but never left my mind is One in Ten by [livejournal.com profile] pageslave which is summarised with: Silly rom-com AU. It's been a year since Dom broke up, and Arthur is still single. He finally decides it's time to get on with life, and sets himself a mission of going on ten dates, which range from the innocuos to the truly effing horrible. Meanwhile there's a bartender at he new joint down the street whom Arthur just can't seem to get out of his mind.
I LOVE the slightly melancholic atmosphere, the characteristics, the words, the ache.

And finally: toomuchplor wrote a Joe/Tom RPF Unkissed with super hot sex and ALL THE FEELINGS!

 


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1. Life
Fucking hell, August is over! One of the busiest months for me this year so far. All with going to festivals; having social stuff; searching, finding and worrying for a new room; moving and clearing a whole flat with all the hangups; helping to organise a four-day team meeting for 100 people; working in another city; driving across the country for job interviews; fighting with my dad about money; having drunk emotional and nervous breakdowns & not to forget worrying about masters thesis which should have been due last week.

Now most of the stuff is resolved and I am in my room in the new flat, which can't compare to the old and perfect one as I become more and more high maintenance.

Instead of working on ~all the important stuff I am working through all what happened in fandom and fics and am trying to get a hold on old & new TV shows (September, my dear, you'll give me back a weekly routine by providing a watching schedule).

2. Recs
Here are some fics for which I avoided cleaning moving boxes:

carry it in my heart by [livejournal.com profile] robin_pulaski - an epic Social Network fic which got recced to me and gave me all I need from TSN: a social awkward building-up of a relationship, two people in love and a happy ending.

Trouble with Dreams by [livejournal.com profile] sparkledark - do I really need to rec it? It has my heart

School of Life by [livejournal.com profile] trafficsong - as it often goes, when do one decide to click on a fic? Most often these days I'll definitely open a new tab when I've read something by the author before or when there's an interesting title or summary (why do people decide to post a fic to comms without a summary??).
In this case both didn't apply and especially the title and summary would normally be a scroll-by for me. Somehow the author's name ringed something and the layout is nice to read in.
As it seems there's no happy ending; but who needs that? People are asking for a sequel or another part, but for me this one has a new, different approach. Not all the narrative threads have to be resolved. I like the fragmental design.

And I blame [livejournal.com profile] delires for hooking me onto South Park fic. The first epic one I read was by [livejournal.com profile] formerdinosaur's The Scenic Route (aka [livejournal.com profile] snooter) for which I have so many feelings, but one major point of critique is that it goes on and on. Great for the enthusiastic and addicted reader (aka me) but in my opinion it's not always in favour for the fic itself.
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There's a Ninth Eagle Big Bang coming up!

And it needs promoting and writers / sign-ups!


Banner by [livejournal.com profile] savagesnakes
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As not a lot of people seem to have stumbled upon it I need to rec some fics for the first time!

An anon wrote the wonderful fic called A Picture Tells A Thousand Tales: the relationship of Arthur&Eames through the eyes of Saito, Ariadne, Nash, Yusuf and Cobb. It easily could be canon back story and puts on a new light on their interactions throughout the movie.

Another lovely fic is Between Your Thighs (Is My Favourite Place To Be) by an anon as well. Intercural sex is always a YAY for me, and written like this even more. So many feelings and implications in so few words and scenes!

And then there's lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones; still a WIP and currently in part 3 out of probably 6. It should be warned that in this Arthur has non-treatable cancer and Eames stands by his side. Fabulous writing but heart-wrenching!
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this is my one post a year.. so I can still lurk
sighs.. what a crappy policy

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