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.
Anonymous asked: This is not Aja. But you have to finish that jungle!fic!!!
ARTHUR AND EAMES PROFESSED THEIR LOVE & GOT MARRIED THE END
Anonymous asked: have you any specific inception fic recs?
everything by jibrailis, weatherfront, eleveninches, enjambament. um also about 20 other INCREDIBLE inception authors but seriously, just go on AO3 or Pinboard (or Delicious, if anyone still uses Delicious any more, which I doubt they do) and surf around. google some reclists. sorry i can’t be much help, but i just looked at my Pinboard bookmarks for Inception fandom and i couldn’t remember what half of the fics were like, INCLUDING ones written by myself.
inception fandom was so high-quality but i have a really shitty memory and also i read/wrote A LOT of fanfic in 2011 because i was unemployed, crol. someone else made a super long fic rec list here tho: http://phenylic.dreamwidth.org/22746.html
Okay, but seriously, so is everyone else in the room, except for Yusuf, who’s totes making lists of all the shit he’s going to buy with Cobb’s blackmail money, and Coob, who’s checkin’ out Saito, hell yeah. ARIADNE’S FACE, THO.
beautiful. beautiful. favourite. expand this up to maximum size and feast your eyes, everyone. [n.b. this is probably my least favourite arthur costume. ALTHOUGH OBVIOUSLY EVERY COSTUME IN THIS MOVIE IS UTTER PERFECTION, NEVER 4GET.]
Anonymous asked: Those Inception "dreams" are from Television Without Pity, who "managed to get a hold of [the cast's] sessions with a licensed dream therapist" and are clearly fake even if you don't take a look at the source. Did those *actually* seem like real quotes to you?
what is “real” anyway, huh, huh, huh?
Inception: The Cast’s Weirdest Dreams
Oldie, but goodie. Re-posting because they’re all hilarious (especially Ellen and Marion’s answers,) and also for Tom Hardy dreaming of JGL as Spock because it’s perfect.
"I’m in this 8-by-8-foot cell, and the walls are painted off-white, and there’s a cot in one corner. There’s a steel door on one wall, and on the opposite wall there’s one tiny window, way up high. If I jump up, I can see that it looks out over the water, with no land in sight. I’m there for what feels like hours, and suddenly I hear someone approaching. The footsteps get closer and closer, until they stop right outside the door. A food slot in the bottom of the door opens up, and a tray slides in, but instead of food, it’s got a suit on it, and a fake mustache. A window in the door slides open, and there’s Marty Scorsese, with this crazy grin on his face. ‘Time to make another movie, Leo,’ he says. ‘This time you’re a claims adjuster who gets mixed up with the Chinese Triads.’ Then he closes the window and I hear him walking away. I try to put on the suit, but all the pant legs and shirt cuffs have been sewn shut. Then I wake up."
OMG Marion! LOL
Also JGL would make the best Spock and you know it. Look at dem ears.
i love how some of them are like, attempting to stay on-topic and market the film with their fake dreams, but marion cotillard is just like, “let me tell you about egg mcmuffins.”