Hey guys. So I've updated this to say that I've started the story that looks at this one-shot more in-depth and I'd love for you to read it. I also did some responses to your reviews, but it's like, 1,500 words so instead of putting it in my new story, I'm putting it here.
The new story is called Dreaming Out Loud. You can find it on my page.
Here are the responses to my lovely reviewers for Bedroom Hymns:
deeda; I'm really glad you liked it! I felt rather compelled to tell a dark story about love and passion that isn't commonplace in writing. Most people go for happy. I just can't do that, it becomes... flat. Like Twilight. (Sorry fans, but I'm a cynic and don't think her writing counts as writing.) "Brilliant" is a hefty comment, so I thank you. I put many hours into writing that monster and you were my first review, and your comments made me giddy to know I was going to get a positive response. I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I'm enjoying writing it. Legal-Assassin-006; Hah. Yeah, I know. It's kind of evil of me to have them wanting each other so fastidiously and each having no clue to the depth of the other's feelings. Because that makes it more chaotic, passionate, hateful, hurtful and thus delightful to write. I really think that that depth of feeling was the intended subtext for their characters; so subtly acted and so beautifully hinted at. I just loved these two actors. They make me wish I had the courage to pursue acting further than highschool. blackbird878; Hello there you awesome person you. I would like to thank you for a simple, lovely review. Positive reinforcement is like wine to me, it relaxes me to the point where I am open to inspiration. As for what I think is beautiful, definitely Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Maybe I'll meet him one day (operate on him after I get my medical degree, eh?). In the mean time, I will be content writing stories about characters he has brought to life and I hope you enjoy him as much as I do. Thanks! ChocoboMuffins; I do love your review. You reviewed in a similar way I write; incomplete sentences. (A half-formed idea.) It kind of emphasizes the depth you're trying to convey, so I took this to mean that you really did enjoy the story. The simple comment "nicely done" really made me smile. It sounded incredibly sincere in my head :) so thank you. I hope that you get the same level of enjoyment out of this extended story version of the one-shot. This chapter is dedicated to you. Thank you again.
Ying Fa Chik; I. Love. You. It is a really awesome feeling to hear that someone has favorited your story. I'm really touched that you liked my writing that much. Because writing is my secret passion, my guilty pleasure, that none of my friends really know about. When people tell me that I'm actually good at it, that they like my work, that it's, in your words, "incredible"- just wow. I'm really, really touched. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful christmas, I demand of you! Laurita91; You are a very smart girl. Anyone who can appreciate the awesomeness of Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes immediately into my cool books. Thank you for understanding my totally weird obsession with an actor I'll probably never meet and thank you even more for the beautiful comments on my writing. I guess I wrote more, didn't I? I hope you like it. People like you make writing on here worthwhile. The Wizard Of Koz; First, I must say you have a wonderful FF name. Really, it's quite adorable. Now, onto more pressing matters, I love you so much because you are so nice to me. Here, have a Joe Walker. He's got great abs. (Sorry if you don't know StarKid, I'm a little bit of a Darren Criss fangirl.) A great pace is something I strive for; I get easily bored by my own writing if it goes slowly - this chapter is one of the few slow pieces I've done that I like and I hope you enjoy it too. And as for keeping true to character, I adore you. Because that's always my biggest concern. I find that characters I haven't created myself can be elusive, and writing them is incredibly difficult because they slip out of my grasp. So your assurance is greatly appreciated. FlamingoOnFire; You. You are perhaps my most important reviewer. It was your comment that inspired me to write this story. Because I agreed with you. I felt that my one-shot was lacking a certain reality to Ariadne's character, but I couldn't grasp it, and I needed her to be the way she was. Then this story blossomed in my mind as a response to you on how she could have gotten from what she was in the movie to what she was in my story. Hence, this story is dedicated to you. I owe you a big thanks and I hope that this story will clear things up for you. Thank you again.
BErinHaribo; I'm-just about speechless. That is quite possibly the loveliest comment I've ever had. For you to say that my story, only the second fanfiction I've ever written, and my first for Inception, was the best Inception fanfiction you've ever read, that is the biggest compliment I could ever have dared hope for. Yes, tenderest is a word. And I have written more now. I hope it satisfies you as much as Bedroom Hymns did. Thank you for being such a lovely person. As for the emotion, this is the part that blew me away the most. Emotion in my writing is a big thing for me. Because I'll admit I'm not the happiest person. And to try and convey the depth of bruising need in a relationship based solely on passion and sex; it's tricky. And exquisite when managed. You are wonderful, and I adore you. Eliluvva3; I have written more now! I hope you enjoy this. Thank you so much for reviewing, I really appreciate it. Positive reinforcement is the biggest influence on my willingness to write. So thank you for contributing to that. Espirit de l'escalier; I am very happy that you have joined the community. Welcome! And for you to say that you joined just so you could review this story? Geez. I can't even begin to express how much that means to me. I understand that my story Bedroom Hymns was very Arthur-centric (because as I said, I love JGL with all the pieces of my broken heart), but this story is intended to show equal amounts of characterization on both sides. For that reason, I hope you enjoy this even more than my one-shot. I hope the narrative is clearer also! You are magnificent. Enjoy! penvision; Ladies and gentlemen, this is the nicest review I have ever had. penvision is amazing. Thank you so much. I was nearly in tears. The best thing you've read all year? I am so touched. I can't believe that my writing could mean as much to someone else as it does to me - because all my writing is an expression of my twisted, emotive mind, and it's like pouring my heart into characters that I didn't create. Beautiful, poetic, raw? You have captured in one sentence everything I aim to achieve. I actually write poetry. Because sometimes writing characters isn't enough. But that tendency of my writing has seeped into my narrative (and made it better, I think). So here it is. A continuation; more Inception with our lovely couple Arthur and Ariadne. Dryad Warrior Queen; You are quite right. Ariadne was a little but iffy. Hence this continuation. I do hope you enjoy it and that it clears up a few bits and pieces for you. You adjectives to describe my work made my heart go pitter-pat. Thank you for your support; it means the world to me. And I also loved Tom Hardy's role as Eames. But was a bit put out by the Arthur/Eames slash pairing since slash doesn't really do it for me. Regardless, their bromance was really quite fantastical. So, without further ado, here is Dreaming Out Loud.
Thank you all. You are beautiful.