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2021-01-21 10:02 pm

Steinway Sticky Post

Because it's getting increasingly difficult to track everything in this expanding 'verse, I thought I'd make a single sticky post that gets updated as I post new stories. Here you will find links to the Steinway!Verse fics in all their various places.

You can read the Steinway!Verse in two ways, and currently it doesn't matter which order you choose.  Both make sense and each has been expressed as a preference by various people.

Uh, and in case anyone isn't aware, LJ = Livejournal, DW = Dreamwidth, and AO3 = Archive of Our Own

In the order the stories were posted (but not chronological in the 'verse):
  • Under the Steinway (DW | AO3) - not on LJ as it was a comment fic posted to DW
  • Fever Pitch (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • What Need (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Ach, des Knaben Augen (DW | AO3 | Podfic ) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Reach Out (and Touch Someone) (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Between the Notes (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • First, Do No Harm (LJDW | AO3)
  • Er, der Herrlichste von Allen (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Whither Thou Goest (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Irresistible You (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Soft the Drowsy Hours (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Je te veux (AO3) - only on AO3 at this time due to story format
  • An die ferne Geliebte (LJ | DWAO3)
  • Where You At (AO3)
  • And I Know It (LJ | DWAO3)
  • For a Man Like Me (AO3)
  • Chantant sur le mode mineur (AO3)
  • Return to Nestle Here (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Gradus ad Parnassum (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • I Will Forget the Light (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Du bist die Ruh (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Die Glücklichen (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • Yet What I Can I Give Him (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • All we like sheep (have gone astray) (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • Wer reitet so spät (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • Il est bon, l'enfant (AO3)
  • Comme à Pétrarque apparaissait Laura (AO3)
  • Deh, vieni, non tardar (AO3)
  • Glaub' ich blind zu sein (AO3)
In chronological order of the 'verse (but not in the order posted):
  • Ach, des Knaben Augen (DW | AO3 | Podfic ) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Between the Notes (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • First, Do No Harm (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Er, der Herrlichste von Allen (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Wer reitet so spät (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • Irresistible You (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Chantant sur le mode mineur (AO3)
  • I Will Forget the Light (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Whither Thou Goest (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Du bist die Ruh (DW | AO3) - not on LJ due to the story length
  • Yet What I Can I Give Him (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • Die Glücklichen (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • Under the Steinway (DW | AO3) - not on LJ as it was a comment fic posted to DW
  • An die ferne Geliebte (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Soft the Drowsy Hours (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Deh, vieni, non tardar (AO3)
  • And I Know It (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Comme à Pétrarque apparaissait Laura (AO3)
  • Il est bon, l'enfant (AO3)
  • Fever Pitch (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Reach Out (and Touch Someone) (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Je te veux (AO3) - only on AO3 at this time due to story format
  • All we like sheep (have gone astray) (AO3) - not on DW/LJ yet; working on it.
  • Return to Nestle Here (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • For a Man Like Me (AO3)
  • What Need (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Where You At (AO3)
  • Gradus ad Parnassum (LJ | DW | AO3)
  • Glaub' ich blind zu sein (AO3)
Links to the Tagged Collected 'Verse:

LJ | DW | AO3


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2013-08-21 09:30 am

Steinway Ficlet: Glaub' ich blind zu sein

Glaub' ich blind zu sein (1441 words) by toomuchplor
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Inception (2010)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Arthur/Eames (Inception)
Additional Tags: Prequel, Alternate Universe - Classical Music, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Pining
Series: Part 29 of Steinway!verse
Summary:

Eames really had no inkling he could be capable of this level of restraint.

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2013-08-19 08:48 am

Steinway Ficlet: Deh, vieni, non tardar

Deh, vieni, non tardar (1141 words) by toomuchplor
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Inception (2010)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Arthur/Eames (Inception)
Additional Tags: Slice of Life, Musicians, Classical Music, Teaching, Students
Series: Part 16 of Steinway!verse
Summary:

Eames could swear Arthur said five o'clock.

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2013-06-20 03:45 am

Comme à Pétrarque apparaissait Laura

Comme à Pétrarque apparaissait Laura (1144 words) by toomuchplor
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Inception (2010)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Arthur/Eames (Inception)
Characters: Arthur (Inception), Eames (Inception)
Additional Tags: Weddings, Cuddling & Snuggling, Sharing a Bed, Anxiety, Insomnia, Established Relationship
Series: Part 27 of Steinway!verse
Summary:

'Co-dependent' is such an ugly word. Eames much prefers to think of them as 'mutually supportive' when it comes to their interlocking neuroses.

The night before the wedding.

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2013-04-20 09:14 pm

Steinway Fic: Il est bon, l'enfant

Il est bon, l'enfant (6749 words) by toomuchplor
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Inception (2010)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Arthur/Eames (Inception)
Characters: Arthur (Inception), Eames (Inception), Yusuf (Inception), Mal (Inception)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Classical Music, Musicians, Operas, Music, Semi-Public Sex, Mild Painplay, Ravel - Freeform, Singing, Piano, Pet Names, Cats
Series: Part 17 of Steinway!verse

Summary:

It takes a few years to break in a factory-new piano like Arthur's Steinway; in related news, Arthur and Eames are both still getting used to the glint of wedding bands on their ring fingers.

toomuchplor: (Default)
2012-06-12 09:30 pm
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A brief word of explanation...

...for anyone who doesn't follow me on Twitter. Or who does, but has me filtered out because I tweet a lot about my niece. (Fair. I'll allow it.)

I've finally just posted the two last big pieces of the Steinway!Verse, making the grand total wordcount break through the 150K mark. (I...cannot actually process that.) In any case, these are the fics most requested in the comments after I posted the mid-point Cobb wedding sadfic of DOOM: namely, the one where they break up and (better yet) the one where they get back together. Both are quite angsty. Sorry about that. *coughIblamemybetaLately*

Be sure, by the way, to read these two big-ass stories in the order posted here, i.e. I Will Forget the Light first, and then Du bist die Ruh. I suppose you could reverse the order, but why multiply the angst? :P

One last thing - while this does mark the last of the major instalments I had planned/plotted, I am not necessarily calling this 'verse completed as it stands. Your curiosity should be satisfied, I hope, by these two pieces -- but I don't intend to close the door on writing more Steinway. (In fact, I have at least two or three ficlets in progress -- active progress -- even as I type this.)

Thanks to all of you who've come along for this ride, who have shared your feedback along the way, and who are still here to finally finish out this last flourish with me. ♥ you all.
toomuchplor: (Default)
2012-06-12 08:48 pm

Steinway Fic: Du bist die Ruh

Fandom: Inception
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Length: 21,400 words

Summary: Takes place in the Steinway!Verse, after Whither Thou Goest.

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going" ~ Beverly Sills

Doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results is a good working definition of insanity.

Warnings/Content Notes: (skip) References to and plot points around mental illness, mental breakdown, post partum depression, and threatened harm to children (though no serious injury to children.) Read at your own discretion!


Read the story on AO3 or below the cut here on Dreamwidth.

Du bist die Ruh )
toomuchplor: (Default)
2012-06-12 08:34 pm

Steinway Fic: I Will Forget the Light

Fandom: Inception
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Arthur/Eames, Arthur/OMC, Eames/implied others
Length: 26,700 words

Summary: Set in the Steinway!Verse, after Chantant sur le mode mineur.

“The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.” ~ Andre Segovia

Coming unravelled in your senior year is practically a tradition at the conservatory. Arthur's never been one to do things by halves.

Content Notes: Contains references to musician injury, open relationships, long distance relationship (failure), insomnia, and huge amounts of senior-year angst. Musicians live large, and that carries over to pain too, I'm afraid. All I can say is: in the grand scheme of things, the boys get their happy ending. But you already knew that if you've read the previous fics.

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Read it on AO3 here (if you dare) or click through the cut below to check it out right here on DW.

I Will Forget the Light )
toomuchplor: (eames pretty)
2012-06-06 10:00 pm

Steinway Fic: Gradus ad Parnassum

Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: Teen
Length: 900 words

Summary: Composition is a discipline, every bit as much as playing the piano ever was.

A/N: Another one that [personal profile] xenakis resurrected from Gmail, bless her. Set in the Steinway 'Verse, a couple of years after Arthur reveals he's been composing. Title is from a very famous music theory text by a dude named Fux. Can't make this shit up, yo.

Read it on AO3 here or skip the queue and click on the cut-tag below:

Gradus ad Parnassum )
toomuchplor: (arthur wtf face)
2012-06-06 08:50 pm

Steinway Fic: Return to Nestle Here

Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: Mature
Length: 1100 words

Summary: Arthur has done it: he's conquered sleep.

A/N: Thanks to [personal profile] xenakis for rediscovering this fic in her email, as I'd completely forgotten it existed. I think it was originally written as chatfic for [personal profile] lately around the theme "Arthur is hyper after a big performance, until he's not." Set in the Steinway 'Verse, sometime in their married life. Title is from the poem by Rossetti, which is also well-known as an art song set by Somervell.

Read it on AO3 or, if you want to go around the traffic jam, right here below the cut.

Return to Nestle Here )
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2012-01-27 08:40 am

Steinway Fic: And I Know It

Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: General
Length: 2000 words

Summary: Art is calling for Eames, but somehow Arthur is always the one answering the door.

A/N: Set some time after Under the Steinway, in the Steinway 'verse. Title is from the aria "Art Is Calling For Me".

Read it on AO3 or click the cut-tag below to read it here:

And I Know It )
toomuchplor: (Default)
2011-11-02 03:56 pm

Comment Fic Round-Up Post

So I've been writing some things, but they're all over at [livejournal.com profile] cherrybina's journal. Here they are, for posterity and such. All are Inception Arthur/Eames.

In the category of kink:

Rating: NC-17
Length: 22,000 words. Ish.
Summary: Arthur's an underage prodigy in dreamshare, and Eames undertakes the job of teaching him the basics of forgery. That is *so* not how it works out, of course.
Content Notes: Mpreg, underage, genderfuck (Arthur), surrealist dreamscapes, pregnancy kink, and childbirth descriptions.
A/N: I'll post this properly somewhere once it's been through beta; currently it's in comment-fic form, with all the genre's inherent quirks, probably including errors and typos.
No Soul to Sell

And in the category of fluff:

Rating: PG
Length: 800 words.
Summary: Ridic baby fluff. Does what it says on the label.
Ridic Baby Fluff

Rating: PG
Length: 800 words.
Summary: Steinway Verse, sort of, not that you could tell. Arthur and Eames hit Newfoundland. IDEK.
Steinway Fluff in NFLD

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, I guess
Length: 700 words.
Summary: Steinway Verse, again. Eames likes travelling. Mostly.
Steinway Fluff in San Francisco
toomuchplor: (Default)
2011-10-27 02:02 pm

Steinway Fic: An die Ferne Geliebte

Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: Teen
Length: 700 words
Summary: When Eames travels, the thought of Arthur travels with him.

A/N: Originally posted as part of Bina's fluff meme here, and written even before that as a fic-email when I was in San Francisco for work.

An die Ferne Geliebte )
toomuchplor: (arthur wtf face)
2011-07-31 10:36 am
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Steinway Chat, Again

This is from last January, [personal profile] xenakis just reminded me of its existence and I decided to post it in all its ridiculousness.

In which Lately is horrified, Arthur lacks a sense of humour, and Eames is...himself )
toomuchplor: (eames smoking)
2011-07-20 11:28 am

Steinway Fic: Je te veux

Whee, our [community profile] pod_together fic is up! And it's another Steinway installment! Please, if you are going to check this out, spare a moment to love on our reader [personal profile] pennyplainknits and our artist [personal profile] xenakis as they both are total rockstars and both work wonders in fannish media that can never be thanked and praised enough. They made this tiny little silly story a million times better simply through getting involved with it.

Heed our advice and listen to this as a read-aloud storybook. It is best experienced this way, I think!

Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: PG, probs
Length: 6385 words
Summary: The story of 'happily ever after'.

Je te veux (link directly to AO3)
Je te veux (link via pod_together)
toomuchplor: (arthur wtf face)
2011-05-17 02:08 pm
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Steinway Kat Chat

Ha. See what I did there? With cats and chats? I BET I AM THE FIRST PERSON TO MAKE THAT JOKE. EVEN MY ICON IS IMPRESSED.

So I am really writing more Steinway but it turns out after a Frappuccino I have some sort of post-sugar/caffeine manic episode and have ridiculous chats with Lately instead. Here is another one. )
toomuchplor: (arthur/eames card)
2011-05-16 12:41 am
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Steinway Chat

You know that horrifying thing that used to happen back in the olden days when your word processor would crash and your entire essay would disappear? With no hope of recovery? Remember that?

Yeah, that just happened to my beloved Lately. For reals. She lost pages and pages of a major paper due today (her time zone, not mine). Here's hoping for an understanding prof and a big deadline extension for her.

In happier times, we chatted about Eames and Arthur in Steinway.

Chat chat chat )

And then there was another sort-of story... )
toomuchplor: (arthur/eames card)
2011-03-20 08:33 pm

Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

[personal profile] pennyplainknits has done a podfic of Ach, des Knaben Augen! *swoons everywhere* Sadly the audiofic archive seems to be down at the moment (ETA: the link still isn't working but I have direct links to the podfics below.) so I haven't had a listen yet but I'm so excited to hear it! Not only is Penny a great reader whose podfic I've enjoyed forever, but she combined awesomeness forces with [personal profile] xenakis to create a music version of the fic with pieces sprinkled throughout. I'm not one to listen to music when I write generally but for this series it will surprise no one that I listened to certain pieces on repeat throughout; it thrills me to contemplate pairing this gorgeous powerful music with my humble story.

Xen also contributed amazing cover art! CHECK IT OUT!!!! Gorgeous jailbait Eames and patient lovely Arthur, leaning over a piano as these boys should. *draws hearts*

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Direct links to fic files (right click and Save As):

MP3 version with music
MP3 version without music
M4B version (podbook) with music by [personal profile] cybel

Anyway, go forth and tell [personal profile] pennyplainknits and [personal profile] xenakis how amazing they are in their respective podfic posts here and here.
toomuchplor: (Default)
2011-03-18 02:23 pm

I don't even know how to title this

So [personal profile] xenakis linked to a comic by [livejournal.com profile] beatonna and said OMG Steinway! And then somehow I spent half my Friday doing this. Uh, NSFW textually at least.

It's kind of a big image. )
toomuchplor: (rough trade arthur/eames)
2011-03-04 08:41 am

Steinway...something

My disclaimer is that this is SO not an official part of the Steinway!verse. This is, in fact, the sort of thing my editor Lately and I get up to on chat now and then. See, we are seven hours apart time zone wise. I was up late late and she was up early early and she was writing an essay for school and I was cheering her on with...well, with this.

In which Eames is stealthy and Arthur is stealthier yet and it's all vaguely sexy and yet (in the fashion of Plor) sort of stupid too )

(And yes, she was writing her paper this whole time. I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE MULTITASKS LIKE THIS, FRIENDS, I JUST PROVIDE THE IMPETUS.)