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This week's fic...

Title: and we smile but never say too much
Author: arabesque05
Rating: General audiences
Author's summary:
 "I've been thinking," says Eames in Lisbon.
 "Oh, God," says Arthur.
 "Why do you never write me love letters?" says Eames.
 "Oh, God," says Arthur.

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This is a short and brush-strokey little "view of Arthur and Eames's relationship" fic, posted back in 2011, with a fantastic and evocative mix of pining, feels, and humor. And even an EXCELLENT PENIS JOKE!

Date: 2016-12-03 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amalthea0109.livejournal.com
Agreed - so many brilliant turns of phrase. I love this:
Eames is pretty certain that by relationship, Arthur means, 'advantageous business connection.' Eames is pretty certain because he'd asked Arthur once, "What's our relationship?" and Arthur had said, "Advantageous business connection."
Made me guffaw out loud the first time I read it, imagining Arthur's deadpan face.
Edited Date: 2016-12-03 07:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-05 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earlgreytea68.livejournal.com
YES, I LOVE THAT ONE, TOO.

Also how Arthur puts his return address as "Your Point." EAMES'S POINT. I can't.

And the first four lines of this fic are just pure genius.

Date: 2016-12-05 04:24 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] corinnethewise.livejournal.com
All of these are brilliant. Here's my contribution:

I didn't ask for the stapler," says Eames, though he had been looking for it. Arthur is down-right freaky, sometimes. "Also, no."

"And yet here it is," says Arthur, mild.

Date: 2016-12-05 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earlgreytea68.livejournal.com
There's a very particular tone to this fic that immediately made me think that it was an older fic. Is that weird? I feel like the recurrence of the "oh" contributed to that. Also the disjointed nature of it.

Date: 2016-12-06 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earlgreytea68.livejournal.com
YES. The "oh" that shivers over fandom.

Date: 2016-12-05 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earlgreytea68.livejournal.com
I always have Arthur reading Ian Fleming novels, when I have him reading stuff.

I admit I never really see him being a Jane Austen fan. Something about him makes me think it wouldn't be unlikely that he enjoys the dour Russians, while I think Eames would be embarrassed by how much he likes Dickens.

Date: 2016-12-05 04:37 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] corinnethewise.livejournal.com
I can see Arthur enjoying Jane but being wholly dismissive of the Brontes. I think he would like Dostoyevsky. I think he might also really like very detailed fantasy or sci fi books, like with tons of world building and stuff you have to keep track of because he likes consistency and specificity. He is SCATHING when they are inconsistent.

Date: 2016-12-05 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amalthea0109.livejournal.com
Yes to all of these!
Got to say that I also really love the Arthur-is-not-into-culture fics when I see them - the expensive tailoring is all an illusion of sophistication, and Arthur really just loves crappy mags / angry birds / Michael Bay movies /etc. I don't know why it appeals to me, but it does :D I think it's the unexpectedness of it? Actually, this somewhat-trope of overly-flowery, kind of pretentious, poetry quoting Eames juxtaposed against super-practical Arthur, leads my brain to this: http://archiveofourown.org/works/227115
eleveninches taking the trope to the max!

Date: 2016-12-05 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I don't see him as being a Jane Austen fan at all, either, but I did think it was an interesting way to suggest his hidden romantic nature, and perhaps a stronger understanding of the subtleties of social interaction than he lets on.

Date: 2016-12-01 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theseventhmarch.livejournal.com
Hello! The Pokemon in the picture is Raichu (write-you)!

I remember laughing so hard the very first time I saw that, lol!

Date: 2016-12-05 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earlgreytea68.livejournal.com
lololol I didn't get it, either!

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