Reviews for Dream Girl
izzzyy chapter 5 . 5/4/2011
I freakin' love this.

I have to admit, I was so hoping this was where you were going. However, when I started this story, I hadn't given any thoughts to why Robert Fischer had had training. I suppose I kind of took it for granted, like so much of the film - there are things we don't know. This isn't common knowledge, but there's an entire industry built on it. I was sort of like Ariadne, completely living unaware and then BAM!

Anyway, once you DID get me thinking about it, I am so very happy with how this ended. Lots of little things I love. I love that Miles trained Fischer, and probably could have given them info (had he known the score, or felt inclined, which he might not have, given that Fischer was his client). I love that Fischer Sr. said for Robert to do it for himself - so perhaps the idea of Inception was not so farfetched, because it was sort of already reinforced by Fischer.

That, and I just love that you took a character with a lot of face time and gave him a story. I feel like in the film we see him a lot, and we "see his subconscious," but we know so little about him. I'm glad you fixed that.

I can't wait to read the sequel.
izzzyy chapter 4 . 5/4/2011
I think I held my breath the entire time he was in the warehouse, and now my heart is beating out of my chest with the ending!
izzzyy chapter 2 . 5/2/2011
Hmmm not entirely sure what to make of this craziness...

I find myself inexplicably attached to Fischer, and unable too explain why.
izzzyy chapter 1 . 5/2/2011
I wish I had half the chutzpah this chickie does. I love her cheek
babu237 chapter 1 . 10/15/2010
What pictures you paint! I feel like I'm right there with the characters!
BregoBeauty chapter 5 . 9/30/2010
Oooh, very interesting! Loved it! Why am I not surprised that Fischer, Sr. would hire someone to mess with Robert? :)

I hope you do some more Inception stories! :)
The Illegible chapter 4 . 9/23/2010
I'm going to have to give ya a really thorough review at some point, but for now just want to say I second what was said by BregoBeauty and am still being blown away. :-) I think there was a spot in the opening that came across as a little bit of a run-on sentence as a really small crit, but overall still being blown away by the story, imagery, and use of language. Last line in particular was gorgeous.

That said, poor Fischer. :-(
BregoBeauty chapter 4 . 9/22/2010
Wow. What a chapter.

I'm seriously hoping most of this was a dream, at least Fischer getting shot. But who knows? (Except you, of course.)

Anyways, please update soon! :)
BregoBeauty chapter 3 . 9/13/2010
Great chapter like always! I wonder if she took it or if it was ever really there. Can't wait to read what happens next! :)
Vern chapter 2 . 9/12/2010
This is really, really good so far. It's the best Fischer-centered fic I've read as of yet. I thoroughly admire online authors who can maintain this kind of standard of writing till the completion of their stories, I always celebrate when I find them! I'm going to check out your other fics when I have the time as well!
The Illegible chapter 2 . 9/7/2010
Using another person's computer right now so slightly limited on time... but there's no way I can not review this story. Seriously, I'm very impressed. You seem to have an incredible grasp of characterization (in keeping with and expanding upon what was established canonically), an interesting plot, brilliant descriptions, impressive style, and-as if that wasn't enough-you know how to write OCs. I can absolutely buy Susan, Chris, and Nick existing in the Inception verse. I've been hoping like nothing else to find a fanfiction in ANY fandom that used significant OCs without warping the story or descending into wish-fulfillment. Needless to say this piece has me EXTREMELY excited. :-)

There were a lot of specific elements I liked in reading through this, but what sticks out most off the top of my head is how you wove in the...wealth, for lack of a better word. I'm actually pretty sure that's not what I mean. It's more related to details like how casually Robert uses the escort service, how he does look down on the police and considers the expensive watch. On the one hand that helps to make him more distant, establish that his place in society does differentiate him a lot from other people...but then there are moments like his conversation with Susan in the dream, his behavior/shaking after the attack, his decision not to change routine based on the experience despite being told to do so by various people. These all connect him back to "normalcy" again in a really, really cool way.

Basically, awesome job! :-D Psyched to see what happens next.
Vintagegirl1912 chapter 2 . 9/7/2010
I really love this because you have Robert down to a core and it makes the story very appealing and automatically grabs my attention. The imagery like I probably said before is absolutely stunning! :) great job please update soon!
BregoBeauty chapter 2 . 9/7/2010
Oooh, and the mystery thickens! Loving it! Is this how he learns to defend against people in dreams?

Please update soon! :)
Hefeweizen chapter 2 . 9/7/2010
I love the tone you've set here. It's a bit ominous- the combination of sleek corporate offices and gritty alleys and police stations reminds me of Gotham City. It's great that you're using Fischer as a protagonist- he's an intriguing character because of his self-doubt and vulnerability, but he starts to develop his own confidence. Great story!
LoneGothic chapter 1 . 8/29/2010

Hey, wasn't Cillian Murphy so great in that movie?


... annndd even though he didn't show up, the premise of the whole thing of 'hey, Cillian Murphy, your FATHER REALLY LOVES YOU' and him being a perfectly emotional wrought poor rich boy was fantastic.

Alright, I'll be linear now. The first thing: INCEPTION FIC. LIKE REALLY. The second: you set this in Sydney, that's even better! Surry Hills is a bit like that, yes. x) The third: for someone who didn't show up quite enough in Inception, you've added a lot of depth to Fischer - other than being a very business-focused heir with all the right university degrees, he seems constantly exhausted by everything related to work and yet completely in control (to irritating the security - that's adorable), a bit messed up post-inception, and socially awful.

Alright, maybe not the last part.

But pouring a drink on someone's $2000 suit was brilliant.

(I don't happen to think it's Ariadne at all, but if it is, nice touch. Can't figure out what she'd be doing out of Paris as it were, but you know, small world.)

And while I didn't quite expect Fischer to be... well, heroic by any sort given what little there was of his character (BEST TIMING TO LEAVE THE BODYGUARD BEHIND) it's nice to see some expansion on him having emotions beyond the breaking down at seeing the paper windmill.

(I love that scene by the way.)

(Might have cried a bit at it.)


(I won't admit it.)

I'll shut up now and just say I like this, although I don't quite understand the title yet (but I guess you're being intentional in doing that again.)
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