Divided by fandom under the cut. Apocalypse Dreams, my Inception/Pacific Rim fic, will be finished before I get back to work on any of these, but which one I pick up next depends on if anyone would want to read any of these.
important ship tropes:
- fake dating
- SECRET dating
- being locked in a room or trapped in a small space
- huDDLING FOR WARMTH
- BEING ON THE BRINK OF ADMITTING THEIR FEELINGS FOR EACH OTHER BUT THEN GETTING INTERRUPTED
- finishing each other’s sentences, KNOWING WHAT THE OTHER IS ABOUT TO SAY
- tou chi NG!!!! FOr eheA DS!!!!!!11!!
- wearing each other’s clothes
- doing that thing where they accidentally get real close and, like, stare meaningfully at each other for a few seconds too long
- channeling the inner romcom and having an epiphany about how much they care about each other and RACING TO CONFESS THEIR LOVE
- fucking. Now or Never Kiss
- HEIGHT DIFFERENCES
- defending each other to scathing tertiary or otherwise minor characters but ONLY WHEN THE OTHER ISN’T AROUND
- reincarnation or time loop or OOOOH TIME TRAVEL SCENARIOS
- dramatically saving each other from certain death or barely surviving something that almost makes the other break down and just smirking wearily and mumbling flippant smartass remarks to HIDE THE DEPTH OF THEIR FEELINGS
- undercover as lovers, the classic
- ALMOST KISSING. like getting so close that they start to close their eyes and hold their breath and then SOMETHING HAPPENS and they jump apart, that is MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY ACTUAL KISSING
- casually sitting on each other’s laps during ensemble cast conversations or scenes
- did i mention F AKE DATinG
upcoming projects after Apocalpyse Dreams is finished:
also going to implement a rec list page (Arthur/Eames, Dom/Mal, McKirk, magical realism bbc Sherlock, random mcu) and write up the “Gothic Lit Tropes in Inception” thing I have been promising forever.
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Chapter 2 is now up for my Pacific Rim-verse Inception AU, “Apocalypse Dreams.” It’s still most prominently Gen or Dom/Mal, but will have Arthur/Eames in later chapters.