Anonymous said: But what about Inceptions costuming?
Inception deserved AT THE VERY LEAST an Oscar nomination for best costume design, but much like almost every other contemporary-set movie with incredible costuming, it was overlooked in favour of historical dramas and sci-fi/fantasy.
It’s my #1 example of a movie where every character is wearing what seems at a casual glance to be “similar” outfits (ie some variation on the theme of a suit) but is actually rich with detail. Every single character has their own distinct style and it legit gives me joy to see pictures of it even now, despite the fact that I’ve seen the movie like 4 times and probably don’t want to watch it again for another decade.
fractalresilience said: How did you become involved in the inception fandom when you didn't think much of inception?
i didn’t “not think much of inception,” i mean, it’s a good movie. it’s just not like, particularly lifechangingly good, haha. but after i saw it i immediately googled to see if there was any arthur/eames fanfic cuz i got that kinda vibe from them, and there was already sooo much fanfic. so then i somehow wrote something like 10k words of fic 3 days or something, and then got sucked into all the worldbuilding ideas and discussions, and spent like 18 months being super into the fandom and making loads of friends. AS YOU DO, i guess.
travelwedo said: Due South? Hahahaha! I was watching that as a kid back in the 90s, with my grandma, and have never heard anyone ever refer to it then or later. Also, didn't know there was an Inception fandom. You mean it changed your life by introducing a lot of cool people, or in some other, inception-y way?
due south is SO POPULAR don’t wory. it aired in like a hundred countries or something there’s also a ton of amazing and beautiful due south fanfic from the early 2000s (unfortunately not on Ao3, for the most part). go forth and google it. due south is one of the best tv shows of all time.
and re: inception, the movie isn’t really ~meaningful to me as a film, but the fandom totally changed my life because it’s where i started writing properly, how i wound up blogging about fashion and costume design (which is indirectly how i became a professional writer) and where i met a bunch of really good friends of mine, some of whom are now also my colleagues.
Multifandom fic recs, by eleveninches.
It’s a cold & miserable Sunday evening (if you’re anywhere near my part of the Northern hemisphere, anyway), so now seemed like a good time to rec some fanfic by eleveninches, AKA author Erin Claiborne. I guess most of our Tumblr followers have already read the free excerpt from her hilarious YA fantasy novel, A Hero at the End of the World, but here’s some of her fanfic writing to tide you over!
Lord of the Rings
How to Save Your Marriage (4457 words) — “Aragorn needs an heir. Arwen wants to go home. Legolas is just there for the free food."
I reread this today as ~homework~ and I legit hurt my abs from laughing too hard. (Admittedly, I don’t have many abs. But this fic is still funny as hell.)
Crime and Medicine (31,404 words) — “When a simple extraction on Cobb goes haywire, Arthur loses a friend, gains an enemy, falls in love, and finds out exactly who he is — give or take a new alias or two. In which Fischer is incepted, Cobb’s secrets are property of the U.S. government, and Eames teaches Arthur that PVPing is an excellent life skill to have when you’re accidentally becoming a bad ass dreamsharing motherfucker." Arthur/Eames
One of my fave things about Inception fandom was the way everyone agreed, almost immediately, that Dom Cobb, the supposed protagonist of the movie, is a laughable weirdo. All of Erin’s fic in this fandom is tremendous, and I rec all of it, but I particularly enjoy the way she writes Cobb as being an Embarrassing Dad 99% of the time. Once you have experienced Inception fanon Cobb and/or Erin’s interpretation of his character, rewatching the movie becomes 10,000x funnier.
The Material Life of the Californian Suburb (35,756 words) — “Arthur seduces Eames into good." I basically wanted to quote the entirety of this fic for you guys, but you should probably just read it instead. IT’S AWESOME.
People Are People (Except When They’re Wraith) (22,698 words) — “Sheppard has a run-in with the Wraith from Common Ground. Things go downhill from there." Basically, Sheppard accidentally mind-melds with a Wraith. McKay/Sheppard
IDK how much overlap there is between Tumblr fandom and people who were into Stargate Atlantis in the late-2000s, but Erin had some really interesting fic ideas in this fandom, and wrote some great depictions of John Sheppard as an embarrassing idiot dweeb. I reread “People Are People…” recently and was CROLing all the way through at John’s blatant terribleness. (Also Rodney’s blatant terribleness, because obviously.)
There’s No Such Thing As Daniel Jackson (42,456 words) — “Six months after a devastating attack against Earth, Sheppard gets a promotion and a reassignment to Russia, where he encounters evil aliens, Rodney McKay, SG-1, a possible plot against him — and a series of unexplained visions." McKay/Sheppard
Magneto’s First Step Towards Conquering the World and Exterminating All Humans, in the Aftermath of San Francisco (607 words) — After the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Magneto needs to find a new job.