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19 February 2017 @ 04:19 pm
Sorry this is late, I had some problems posting to the comm!

Title: Heroes and Magicians
Prompt: The Last Unicorn
Rating: Teen
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Morgana
Spoilers/Warnings: None that I can think of!
The sun is struggling up over the horizon when they arrive at King Uther’s door. They must make a mysterious picture, Merlin still high and trembling from the rush of his own magic, the unicorn-turned-woman wrapped in his patchwork overcoat, and Gwen leading her along like a child taking its first steps. And yet, the two guards at the door bring them inside to the throne room.

Read on AO3
19 February 2017 @ 02:33 pm
Title: Common Law
Prompt: Legally Blonde
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 39,727
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, background Elyan/Mordred, background Mithian/Leon, others hinted at/in development during story
Spoilers/Warnings: White feminism, prejudice against Magicals, homophobia, mention of violence and murder
Author's Note at AO3

Following a bad break up, Arthur makes the snap decision to read law at Camelot University, Albion's most prestigious university. He soon finds out that hard work and good intentions mean nothing when everyone thinks you're riding on your daddy's coat tails. Professor Aredian's internship offers Arthur the perfect opportunity to prove once and for all that he's not his father's son, but Arthur quickly realises that there's more at stake than an innocent man's freedom.
In which Arthur is Elle Woods with less fashion merchandise and more sport, and has a half-sister who kicks his butt a lot but actually loves him dearly.

Link to fic: AO3
19 February 2017 @ 12:47 am
Title: Legends Are Never Completely True
Prompt: Constantine
Author: lairofthedragon
Rating: Mature
Characters/Pairing: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Word count: ~1.7K
Warning: minor character death, canon-typical violence
Summary: "That spell is a myth, a legend. Merlin created it and cast it at the behest of King Arthur. If any Knight of the Round Table under that spell was killed in the company of lesser Knights, he would absorb all the lives of those around him."
Link: AO3
16 February 2017 @ 12:51 am
Title: I'm Only Running
Prompt: X-Men
Rating: Teen
Pairing: None
Length: 3553
Warnings: Referenced past dub-con
Additional tags: Modern AU

Merlin has been running since his powers were discovered, searching for somewhere safe, somewhere to call home.

Link: On Ao3
14 February 2017 @ 04:37 pm
Title: Before Us
Prompt: Me Before You
Author: ajsrandom
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Gwen, Arthur, Merlin, Elyan, Igraine, Uther. Arthur/Gwen
Word count: 14,919 (5 chapters)
Warning: none
Summary: Based on the movie "Me Before You," Gwen becomes a caregiver/companion for the quadriplegic Arthur, who seeks to end his life in six months. As their romance blossoms, will she be able to change his mind?
Notes: Many thanks to the mods for hosting, I had a great time writing! And huge thanks to my beta. MonJoh, for helping me knock off the rough edges. You are a superstar!
Link: ff.net
13 February 2017 @ 10:08 pm
title: Mad Merlin
prompt: Mad Max Fury Road
rating: pg-13
pairing: Merlin/Arthur
warnings: -
summary: Arthur's on his quest to save his tribe at the citadel, Merlin is trying to find a queen and her child. it's funny how those two things to turn out to have more in common than either of them could have imagined.

on tumblr / on AO3
11 February 2017 @ 04:25 pm
Title: Fire Blooming
Prompt: Mulan
Rating: Teen/PG13
Pairing: Arthur/Gwen
Length: 15.028
Warnings: Canon-typical violence, injury, minor character death
Additional tags: Canon Era, BAMF Gwen, Good!Morgana, Not completely evil!Uther, Merlin being Mushu
Summary: Escetir has declared war on Camelot, and the noble kingdom must conscript one man from each household in order to retaliate. In order to save her ailing father from certain death in the war, Gwen disguises herself as her missing brother, Elyan. However, war is not what Gwen expected, nor is her commander, Arthur Pendragon himself. With the fate of Camelot resting on her shoulders, Gwen must become more than a soldier - she must be a hero.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
10 February 2017 @ 12:36 pm
Title: Mostly Magic
Prompt: Ella Enchanted
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Length: 7,769
Warnings: Attempted non-con and magic-related dubious consent, minor character deaths including children
Additional tags: Canon Era, Enchanted Merlin, Angst with a Happy Ending, Rimming, Top Arthur/Bottom Merlin, BAMF Merlin

Whatever you were searching for when you came across this book, you’re probably not going to find it here. Someone thinks it’ll be historically significant for me to record my side of things. This is a story about lies and secrets, magic and murder, vengeance and betrayal. Prepare to learn more about Camelot and its King than you ever wanted to know. There’s really no coming back from this.

Link: AO3
08 February 2017 @ 05:28 pm
Title: He's All That!

Prompt: She's All That (1999)

Author: LFB72

Rating: PG

Characters/Pairing: Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Morgana. Arthur/Merlin

Word count: ~5647k

Spoilers/Warning: Art, Inspired by a Movie, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Humor, Coffee Shops, Bets & Wagers, Makeover, Beaches, College Community, reel_merlin

An illustrated entry for Live Journal's Reel Merlin 8: 11 pieces of traditional art using coloured pencils.

Summary: Arthur Pendragon is the king of the campus at Camelot College. His popular but narcissistic girlfriend Vivian ditches him six weeks before graduation. Although bitter over the break-up, Arthur consoles himself by claiming that Vivian is replaceable by anyone from the school. Arthur’s friend Gwaine disagrees and challenges him to a bet on whether Arthur can turn any random person into someone worthy of an invite to Elena Godwyn’s exclusive end of term party. The coveted invitations only go out to the most popular students. Gwaine picks out Merlin - an awkward, solitary, unpopular art student - as his choice for Arthur.

Notes: Many thanks to the moderators at Live Journal for organising Reel Merlin 8 http://reel-merlin.livejournal.com

I thought the film could work well as a Merlin scenario; cocky king of the school butting heads with the school misfit. I also liked the idea of drawing Merlin in glasses and giving him a make over.

I'm really pleased with how the art turned out. DYLogger was an amazing art beta and helped so much and encouraging me to be bolder with my shading. I got a bit carried a way, not only with the art but also the story; as drew the scenes, dialog popped into my head so I've included a short story.
It's my first bit of writing in over a year and my first foray into Merthur territory. Many thanks to Camelittle who looked over the words, reassured me it was worth posting, made invaluable suggestions and was generally a wonderful person. Caldera32 has always been a fantastic beta who relentlessly spots my many mistakes and I can't thank her enough.

Posted on A03 http://archiveofourown.org/works/9339485
07 February 2017 @ 03:20 am
Title: Then I Won't Speak
Prompt: How to Train Your Dragon
Rating: G
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Spoilers/Warnings: None

Notes: I wanted nothing more than to recreate that romantic flight scene, but fam keeps judging me whenever I draw something even slightly resembling homosexual.. u_u

In which Arthur Utherson needs a little convincing about dragons.

Thanks, reel_merlin! Keep the fandom alive :'D Whoo-whoo~
13 January 2017 @ 10:03 pm
Guidelines Here

Good luck everyone. :)
10 January 2017 @ 06:14 pm
Drafts are due by Saturday 14th January. As long as it's still the 14th January 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 90% completed. Remember that posting starts at the beginning of February 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 Monday 6th February. Please let me know if there are any days in February that you can't post. (Within reason, if you find that you can't post at all in February, 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!
11 September 2016 @ 03:03 pm
Everyone who signed up should have received an invitation to reelsupport. If you didn't, and it's not here then please let me know. (If you want to join - it's not a requirement of participation!)
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. :)

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.

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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