December 11th, 2014


Inception, 2 recs, Mal/Dom

Hey, remember when this movie was all the fandom rage like four years ago? There was some good fic to be had that wasn't slash.

Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Malorie Cobb/Dominic Cobb
Fic Title: Some Dream, Others Rise
Author: musesfool
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 2,013 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: Short but worthwhile, this story considers what would have happened if Mal was right—that Dom was still stuck in a layer of a dream. Her doggedness in going after him gives a richer sense of how her projections might have turned out to be what they were, and the author plays with the time lapse differences just enough to blow your mind a little.

Special Rec: 12/20


Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Malorie Cobb/Dominic Cobb
Fic Title: i am the hero of this story (don't need to be saved)
Author: electrumqueen
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 4,128 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes a similar premise to the one above—Mal wakes up, Dom doesn't, Mal and Arthur scheme to save him—and expands it, building Mal into a person who feels real and whole and diving a little deeper into the individual characters that compose the team and how they relate to each other.

Special Rec: 13/20

“Hands” by Diaphenia (R)

Fandom Category: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Pairing: Amy Santiago/Jake Peralta
Fic Title: Hands
Author: Diaphenia
Rating/Warning(s): R
Word Count/WIP?: 13k
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: So my favorite trope is the sharing-a-bed trope, no question - you know, the one where two characters end up in the same bed due to some terrible, unfortunate circumstance (“oh no, there’s only one room left in the hotel!”, or, “oh no, we have to pretend to be dating/married!”) and it’s awkward and full of repressed feelings and probably accidental cuddling and/or sex in the morning and I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

And that’s exactly what this story is. This fic reads like an actual episode of the show - it’s fun, sharp, genuinely funny, and awesomely trope-y, with the entire ensemble working together to solve a case while Jake and Amy go undercover as a married couple - and if that doesn’t make you clap your hands with joy, I don’t even know. This story was written for me for Yuletide so it’s basically designed to be right up my alley, but it’s such a perfect fic for this show - seriously, seriously, go read it!