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24 August 2016 @ 08:29 pm
Welcome to Take 8 of reel_merlin. Please read the FAQ Post before you signup!

Important Dates: Signups will close on Saturday 10th September, and drafts will be due Friday 13th January. Drafts do not need to be finished but they do need to be at least 90% complete and you must be able to post by February 6th.

How to Signup: Comment to this post with the completed signup form below. I'm not tracking comments to this post, so please make sure your signup is in a new comment thread! Prompts are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Film prompt suggestions are under the cut. You can use any other prompt you like, except anything that was posted for Take 7. :)

Once you've signed up then I will send our invitations for the support comm, reelsupport. As before artists/authors/vidders that claim the same prompt can work separately or collaborate.

Ok, let's do this.



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16 November 2015 @ 10:30 am
That's it, reel_merlin Take 7 is over. Thanks to all the artists and authors who took part. See you all next time - sign ups will open in the New Year for Take 8. :)

Fanart
Harry Potter, One Thought Over Another by xeohe Merlin has had such a hard life that he cannot conjure any happy memories powerful enough to produce a patronus charm. So when he's finally confronted by a dementor, he accepts fate as it is—only to later wake up in the arms of Arthur Pendragon. (Arthur/Merlin) T rated.

Interview with a Vampire, Night With the Vampire (AO3 Link) by vanhelsing019 18+ rated.

The Fifth Element, The Fifth Element (tumblr post) by whimsycatcher T rated.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, by the light of the night it'll all seem alright // i'll get you a satanic mechanic (tumblr post) by deheerkonijn T rated.

Fanfic
Brothers Grimm, Monster Hunting Is a Terrible Career Choice (and Other Lessons Learned) by emanga Being fugitives is hard. Hunting dangerous magical beasts for a living is harder. Being hired by your enemy to solve a kidnapping case and possibly battle a very pissed-off witch? Well, that just sucks. (Arthur/Merlin) T rated.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ape Descendants by hart_d There probably isn't enough chewable ice in the galaxy to distract Arthur Penn from thoughts of kissing his strange and affectionate friend, Merlin, but he enjoys Merlin's company so much that he's willing to try. When Arthur learns that Merlin isn't really from Guildford at all, an adventure Arthur could never have imagined begins. (Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Morgana) G rated.

Hot Fuzz, The Greater Good by tygermine Lieutenant Pendragon is the best officer in the London Metropolitan Police Service. But a transfer to Camelot, a village with no crime but an unusually high accident count is about to test the limits of Arthur’s by-the-book attitude to policing. (Arthur/Merlin) T rated.

Jurassic World, Jurassic Chaos by rotrude Arthur is an up and coming business executive running a very special theme park his father owns. Merlin's a zookeper turned dinosaur wrangler. They're opposites and can't seem to get along, not even when they try, until all breaks loose. (Arthur/Merlin) E rated.

The Breakfast Club, The Most Convenient Definitions A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal walk into a library. No one comes out the same. (Arthur/Merlin, Gwaine/Morgana) M rated.

Secretary, Secretary by candymacaron Job-hunting has familiarized Merlin with rejection. Most of the listings in the paper require qualifications he lacks, or prior job experience no eighteen year old would have. One listing sticks out at Merlin—a simple advert, with the word ‘Secretary’ written in bold typeface. (Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Lancelot, Merlin/Will) E rated.
 
 
15 November 2015 @ 03:32 am
Title: The Most Convenient Definitions
Prompt: The Breakfast Club
Author: geekslave
Rating: R
Characters/Pairing: Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Morgana, Mordred, Uther, Agravaine, Gaius; Arthur/Merlin, Gwaine/Morgana
Word count: ~19k
Spoilers/Warning: Talk of physical abuse and brief mention of suicide.
Summary: A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal walk into a library. No one comes out the same.

On AO3
 
 
13 November 2015 @ 09:36 am
Title: Ape Descendants
Prompt: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Author: hart_d
Rating: G
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, side pairing Gwen/Morgana
Word count: 9200
Spoilers/Warning: There's a near-death experience, but it's nothing overly graphic.

Summary: There probably isn't enough chewable ice in the galaxy to distract Arthur Penn from thoughts of kissing his strange and affectionate friend, Merlin, but he enjoys Merlin's company so much that he's willing to try. When Arthur learns that Merlin isn't really from Guildford at all, an adventure Arthur could never have imagined begins.

Ape Descendants on Ao3
 
 
 
Title: Monster Hunting Is a Terrible Career Choice (and Other Lessons Learned)
Prompt: Brothers Grimm (2005)
Rating: T
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Wordcount: 26,108
Spoilers: Vague spoilers for the movie, but it veered off course quite a bit!
Warnings: Some blood, very brief mind control
Summary: Being fugitives is hard. Hunting dangerous magical beasts for a living is harder. Being hired by your enemy to solve a kidnapping case and possibly battle a very pissed-off witch? Well, that just sucks. An extremely loose fusion with 2005's The Brothers Grimm.
Notes: Well, here it is--yet another Merlin fic that spiraled spectacularly out of control! I kinda wish I'd given myself more time to edit, but ah well. I hope you guys have fun with it. :) Thanks colacube for putting this party together!

Link on AO3
 
 
12 November 2015 @ 06:15 pm
Prompt: The Fifth Element
Rating: T
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur (if you're familiar with the film)
Spoilers/Warnings: None. Although Merlin's crotch may come as a shock! ;)
Notes: So I've got Morgana as Zorg, Arthur as Korben, and Merlin - of course - as Leeloo! Though I really couldn't see him with orange hair, so I've got him in blue hair and suspenders instead... This was a ridiculously fun piece to do, I hope it's enjoyed!
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This piece is also on my tumblr, HERE!

I posted it there a few days ago, so you might've seen it already! I was late for my posting date here on LJ, so I didn't think it right for me to post, but I've been graciously given the go-ahead to share my piece with everyone else's fantastic crossovers! (Thank you mod! ) ^^
 
 


Prompt: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rating: T
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: None, unless crossdressing isn't your thing....in which case, yes, there is crossdressing, but it's RHPS so idk what else you'd expect.
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Current Mood: sleepysleepy
 
 
09 November 2015 @ 03:35 pm
Title: Secretary
Prompt: Secretary (2002)
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur.
Rating: M
Length: 26,694
Disclaimer: I own nothing, and have tried to treat all subjects brought up in this story respectfully. All mistakes are mine.
Warnings: Spanking, D/S, BDSM, self harm, alcoholism, hospitalization, serious daddy issues.
Summary: Job-hunting has familiarized Merlin with rejection. Most of the listings in the paper require qualifications he lacks, or prior job experience no eighteen year old would have. One listing sticks out at Merlin—a simple advert, with the word ‘Secretary’ written in bold typeface. (A Secretary AU in which a fragile Merlin learns to love his job, himself, getting spanked, and his boss. All in that order.)
Notes: Gratitude and endless love to Detochkina for the beta AND the amazing art that she created for this fic!! Thank you for cheering me all the way through this processI could never have done it without you. <3 <3 Also much thanks to Camelittle for the expert britpick. <3
Also thank you to the mod for hosting this fest again!

Read on AO3
 
 
07 November 2015 @ 11:41 pm
Title: One Thought Over Another
Prompt: Harry Potter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Spoilers/Warning: Does fainting count?
Merlin has had such a hard life that he cannot conjure any happy memories powerful enough to produce a patronus charm. So when he's finally confronted by a dementor, he accepts fate as it is—only to later wake up in the arms of Arthur Pendragon.

LINK
 
 
 
06 November 2015 @ 05:09 pm
Title: The Greater Good
Author: Tygermine
Rating: PG-13
Prompt: Hot Fuzz
Pairings: Arthur/Arthur
Word Count: 13 500 words
Spoilers: If you haven’t watched Hot Fuzz by now, I can’t help you.
Author's Notes: I haven’t done a fest in two years, so to saddle up and get this one done was quite a challenge. If you love the movie, I only hope this little fic can do it justice. Aside from a few lines of dialogue directly from the script, the rest is my own. Standard No Infringement Disclaimer here.
Summary: Lieutenant Pendragon is the best officer in the London Metropolitan Police Service. But a transfer to Camelot, a village with no crime but an unusually high accident count is about to test the limits of Arthur’s by-the-book attitude to policing.


http://archiveofourown.org/works/5155172
 
 
04 November 2015 @ 06:02 pm
Title: Jurassic Chaos
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur.
Rating: NC-17
Length:21,000
Disclaimer: The characters don’t belong to me; they are the property of the BBC and Shine. No profit is being made.
Warnings: Blood and violence compatible with the Jurassic World universe.
Summary: Jurassic World AU. Arthur is an up and coming business executive running a very special theme park his father owns. Merlin's a zookeper turned dinosaur wrangler. They're opposites and can't seem to get along, not even when they try, until all breaks loose.
Notes:Thanking the fab archaeologist_d for the swift and thorough beta, as well as brunettepet and merlinsdeheune for their plot hole check and supplementary beta-work. You've all been invaluable and sweet to me! So heaps of hugs! Big shout out to the reel-merlin mod for making this new take possible!

Jurassic Chaos
 
 
 
30 September 2015 @ 10:35 pm
Drafts for Take 7 are due tomorrow (Thursday 1st October). If I haven't heard from you, I will assume that you have withdrawn from the fest.

Submission Guidelines can be found here.

Keep the coming everyone, lots of good things submitted so far!
 
 
28 September 2015 @ 08:19 pm
Drafts are due by Thursday October 1st (you can have an extra day as I am unable to check emails all day on the 30th). As long as it's Thursday October 1st in your timezone, your submission will be accepted.

Please send your drafts to reel dot merlin at gmail dot com. You can either send it with an e-mail, or use the google docs system if you're familiar with it.

Authors - All drafts must be over 1000 words and 75% completed. Remember that posting starts at the beginning of November and you need to be ready for that. Please send your fic with your username, the prompt, any pairings, rating, spoilers/warning, word count. You can copy and paste your draft into the e-mail or send as an attachment. (Attachments as .doc, .rtf or .txt files please.)

Artists - Please send a scan/attachment of your draft. Again, please include your username, film prompt, ratings, any pairings, warnings.

Vidders - If your vid is too large to send as an attachment, please either send using googledocs or upload it to your preferred site such as mediafire and e-mail me a link. (Note: to avoid confusion, please don't publish the link to your vid on comms/journals etc as it will then not be valid for reel_merlin!)

Posting - Starts on Sunday 2nd November. Please let me know if there are any days in November that you can't post. (Within reason, if you find that you can't post at all in November, I may ask you to find a proxy).

Dropping out - Sometimes RL gets in the way and you need to pull out. Apart from the draft submission, there are no mandatory checkins for this challenge. If you don't submit a draft, I'll assume you've dropped out. There's no need to tell me separately (so please don't, it cuts down on e-mails).

Good luck everyone!
 
 
 
05 September 2015 @ 07:46 pm
All right, folks. We're under the one month mark now. Drafts are due by September 30th.

Hope everything is going well. If not, you still have time! Check out the support comm at reelsupport if you have any questions/concerns/cheerleading etc.
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12 March 2015 @ 10:52 pm
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28 February 2015 @ 04:54 pm
Welcome to Take 7 of reel_merlin. Please read the FAQ Post before you signup!

Important Dates: Signups will close on Saturday 14th March, and drafts will be due Wednesday 30th September. Drafts do not need to be finished but they do need to be at least 75% complete and you must be able to post by November 2nd. Posting will begin on November 2nd

How to Signup: Comment to this post with the completed signup form below. I'm not tracking comments to this post, so please make sure your signup is in a new comment thread! Prompts are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Film prompt suggestions are under the cut.

Once you've signed up then I will send our invitations for the support comm, reelsupport. As before artists/authors/vidders that claim the same prompt can work separately or collaborate.

Ok, let's do this.



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20 February 2015 @ 10:04 pm
Evening folks,

After a year off, how does everyone feel about a new round of reel_merlin? For various reasons I will have very restricted LJ access from mid March to mid May but that can be worked around. Claims could begin in a couple of weeks with a lengthy writing process or we can push back claims til May.

So - is anyone interested? When is the best schedule for everyone?

EDIT: reel_merlin IS BACK! Signups will open soon
 
 
30 October 2013 @ 08:07 pm
reel_merlin Take 6 is over! Thanks to everyone who participated. Don't forget to give feedback to the artists and authors who took part, and see you next year!

Art
Bell, Book and Candle, Bell, Book and Candle by beeej From the day Arthur had moved into the flat above Merlin's pub, everything had gone really wrong. Merlin liked Arthur. And it was for Arthur's own good that Merlin had cast that enchantment. Truly it was. But now that Merlin had come to the realization that he had fallen in love with Arthur, he had to figure out a way to set things right. G rated. Arthur/Merlin.

Edward Scissorhands, Merlin Scissorhands by sallyna_smile PG-13 rated.

The Royal Tenenbaums, Betrayal, Failure and Disaster by amphigoury "In fact, virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Pendragons had been erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster." G rat

Serenity, My Turn by altocello Morgana as River Tam G rated.

Fic

(500) Days of Summer, Days, Months, Years, (and Love) by sweet_poppy111 There's one man who believes love exists, and who doesn't. Merlin is the first man, and he falls for the second. Arthur may just be the destiny it seems like he's been waiting for his whole life.
The thing is, Arthur doesn't seem to agree.
PG-13 rated. Merlin/Arthur, Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Gwaine (12,000 words).
84 Charing Cross Road, Mint Editions (84 Charing Cross Road) by wanderlust48 A London bookseller and an aspiring New York writer strike up an easy friendship over correspondences about books, and food parcels. Arthur and Merlin finally meet in person in London. Arthur/Merlin PG-13 rated. (10,000 words).

Atlantis: The Lost Empire, On the Shores of Avalon by shadowofrazia For his entire life, Arthur Pendragon has dreamt of finding the Isle of Avalon. It all seems hopeless until a man named Gaius de Boron hands Arthur the key to keeping his dream alive. With The Book of Avalon and a ragtag crew, Arthur soon finds himself in a world he could have only imagined. But when Arthur meets Myrddin, the strange prince of Avalon, he soon has to decide if he's willing to leave behind everything he's ever known to keep Avalon's magic alive. M rated. Arthur/Merlin. (16,800 words).

Calamity Jane, Whip Crack Away! by eeshbelle Boy A is sent to fetch Girl A and brings back Girl B instead. Mistaken identities, angst, embarrassment and heartbreak ensue... but this isn't Les Mis so maybe things aren't so terrible after all. PG-13 rated. Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot. (11,300 words).

Enchanted, Enchanting by lezbianseagull2 Once upon a time, as so many of these stories start, there was a young man living in a forgotten part of the forest, a part of the forest few dare to venture. Those daring always came back to their villages whispering of dragons, wizards, and magic. This is a tale about all three.... PG rated. Merlin/Arthur, Arthur/Guinevere, Merlin/Lancelot,Guinevere/Lancelot (12,776 words)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Look Before You Leap by merthurdreamer Merlin finds an extraordinary ability, and soon exploits it to his advantage; soon he realises that not only is he interrupting everyone's happiness, but also his own... T/15 rated. Arthur/Merlin.

Girl With a Pearl Earing, Boy With a Diamond Pendant by gilli_ann Due to unhappy family circumstances young Merlin has to move to the city of Camelot and enter into the service of celebrated and enigmatic painter Arthur Pendragon. His time as a servant in the Pendragon mansion is filled with hard work, heartache, mystery and dangers, but also with friendship and love. Ultimately as Merlin's purpose in life becomes clear, his destiny will affect everyone in the Pendragon household. NC-17 rated. Arthur/Merlin (43,000 words).

Man of Steel, Man of Magic by rotrude Merlin is an extraordinary young man trying to pretend he's ordinary. His plan seems to be succeeding until journalist Arthur Pendragon starts digging into the secrets revolving around his identity. An enemy from his father's past turning up doesn't help Merlin keep his head down either. NC-17 rated. Merlin/Arthur, past Hunith/Balinor, past (teenage) lightly hinted at Merlin/Freya. (46,000 words)

Never Been Kissed, Good Things Come To Those Who Wait by vix_spes Someone once said 'To write well, you have to write what you know'. Well, here is what I know... PG-13 rated. (15,564 words)

Now, Voyager, The Untold Want by scotscookie Arthur Pendragon was the down-trodden son of the Duke of Camelot. After a break-down he goes to Cascades, a sanatorium, and begins to learn how to live his own life. That becomes even easier when he meets aspiring architect, Merlin Emrys. NC-17 rated. Arthur/Merlin. (18,574 words).

P.S. I Love You, Until I'm Fine by tygermine What do you do when your deceased loved one starts sending you letters from beyond the grave? T+ rated. (>5000 words).

Tarzan of the Apes, Somewhere Only We Know by sp_owl Professor Merlin Emrys rescues the long lost brother of Morgana Pendragon from the wilds of the African jungle where, after a plane crash that killed both their parents, Arthur Pendragon's lived with the apes for the past eighteen years. Under Merlin's tutelage, Arthur quickly regains his social skills and ability to speak; however, he desperately misses the jungle he still thinks of as home. E rated. Arthur/Merlin, Gwaine/Morgana, Merlin/Will (past), Lance/Gwen, Leon/Merlin (a little) (18,842 words).

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes, Daredevils by zairaalbereo It's 1910 and The Daily Mirror, one of Englands biggest newspapers, is hosting a spectacular event: The First International Air Race from London to Paris!

Among the aviation pioneers fighting to win are the young Lord Arthur Pendragon, son of the man sponsering the race, and Merlin Emrys, a poor but enthusiastic sod from Arizona. The two men could not be more different, and they clash immediately, but they have more in common than they realise. One thing is the passion for flying. The other is a passion of a different nature all together.

Before they can see who's the better man though, they have to overcome misuderstandings, sabotage, assault and their own pride. And Morgana is not really helping - even if she might disagree.
E rated. Arthur/Merlin. (29,600 words).

Twister, Respect the Wind by rocknvaughn Little Merlin Emrys learns the hard way that being a Wind Mage is more dangerous than it looks. PG-13 rated. Background Balinor/Hunith. (6,000 words).

When Harry Met Sally, Every Beginning Is A Sequel...After All by unbidden_truth The first time Merlin met Arthur was somewhere up in the rugged wilderness of northern Scotland. Predictably Merlin, half-lost and blinded by the fog had stumbled into him and predictably, Arthur had been a bit of a prat. It hadn’t been exactly the most auspicious beginning to a love story.R rated. Merlin/Arthur background Gwen/Lance; brief Arthur/Vivian, Arthur/Sophia, Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Owain, Merlin/Gwaine, and Merlin/Mordred.

While You Were Sleeping, Wish I Could Stay by giselleslash Merlin leads a very lonely life until a mugging and a misunderstanding accidentally throws him into the crazy world of the handsome bloke that comes to his coffee kiosk. PG rated. Merlin/Arthur, also Merlin/Gwaine (implied/one-sided), Percival/Gwaine, Elena/Mithian, and Morgana/Leon. (13,500 words).