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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!

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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?

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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).
 
 
 
25 October 2013 @ 11:27 pm
Title: Whip Crack Away!
Author: eeshbelle (1sabella)
Movie Prompt: Calamity Jane
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot (and unrequited Merlin/Lancelot, Arthur/Gwen)
Rating: PG-13-ish/Teen
Word Count: 11.3k
Spoilers/Warnings: Slight language, some period-typical references to Native Americans, boys kissing although I forgot to actually write any kissing my bad no spoilers for Merlin but, like, the whole of Calamity Jane
Author's Notes: A thousand thanks to my beta wanderlust48 and to jadesfire for helping me decide what I was going to do.
Summary: 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.

Watch out for rootin', tootin' thigh slappin' and sharp shootin'.


LJ LINK : AO3 LINK
 
 
 
24 October 2013 @ 07:54 pm
Title: Daredevils
Author: zairaalbereo
Movie Prompt: Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 29.6k
Spoilers/Warnings: some injury involving blood but nothing graphic

Author's Notes:
It's not necessary to know the movie. Actually I changed so much of the plot, it might be better if you don't. ;)

Also this fic has gorgeous ART by crimsonswirls and a wonderful MIX by phoenixacid. Please give them ALL the love!! These two are just epically awesome! Buckets of thank you and kudos to my amazing beta readers blood_songs90 and typewritertip. I could not have done this without you!

Summary: 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.

DAREDEVILS on AO3

Art Masterpost

Mix
 
 
 
23 October 2013 @ 08:41 pm
Title: "Bell, Book & Candle"
artist: beeej
Movie Prompt: Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: G
Spoilers/Warnings: none


Summary: 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.

LINK: on LJ
 
 
 
21 October 2013 @ 09:33 am
Title: Wish I Could Stay
Author: giselleslash
Movie Prompt: While You Were Sleeping
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, also Merlin/Gwaine (implied/one-sided), Percival/Gwaine, Elena/Mithian, and Morgana/Leon
Rating: PG
Word Count: 13.5k
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Author's Notes: All my thanks and love to nu_breed for the beta and Brit-pick.

Summary: 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.

AO3 LINK
 
 
 
19 October 2013 @ 02:17 am
Title: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
Author: vix_spes
Film Prompt: Never Been Kissed
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 15,654
Disclaimer: I don't own Merlin or Never Been Kissed ... I'm just playing with them and will put them back unharmed.
Summary: Someone once said 'To write well, you have to write what you know'. Well, here is what I know...
Notes: I first attempted to write this last year and the year before but failed miserably each time so third time lucky! Huge thanks to thedragonsinger, jakoby, tari_sue and all of Merlin_Chat for all of the encouragement with this.

On AO3 | On LJ
 
 
 
17 October 2013 @ 11:08 pm
Title: Enchanting
Author:lezbianseagull2
Film Prompt: Disney's Enchanted
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur,  Arthur/Guinevere, Merlin/Lancelot,Guinevere/Lancelot
Rating: PG
Word Count: 12,776
Spoilers: Spoilers for Disney's Enchanted
Warnings: Minor character death
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Please don't sue. ;-;
Summary: 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.... (Or, Disney's Enchanted with a Merthur twist.)
Notes: This is my first fic fest! (Eep!) Many Many MANY thanks to my dear L for the sexy beta job. Any mistakes now are completely my own. Thanks also to my Bff Red for being the best cheerleader ever!

Stories on AO3
 
 
 
16 October 2013 @ 09:12 pm
Title: "Betrayal, Failure and Disaster"
Artist: amphigoury
Film Prompt: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Characters: Arthur, Merlin, Morgana (Merlin/Morgana if you squint or know the movie)
Rating: G


Warnings: Alluding to adopted sibling incest as per the film - but barely noticeable in art.
Summary: "In fact, virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Pendragons had been erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster."


Notes: I would like to thank altocello again for her great beta work as usual! And a special wow and thanks to emjayelle* for providing Merlin's paintings! You are wonderful and wow did they turn out so awesome!!! In the regret corner, I wish I could've done up a "Gwaine as Eli" piece.... Wildcat... pow.... and I would've loved to have done the "Needle in the Hay" scene... YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT - BREAKING ALL THE HEARTS!!!

Link: Livejournal Link To Art Right Here!
 
 
 
15 October 2013 @ 11:57 pm
Title: Respect the Wind
Author: rocknvaughn
Film Prompt: Twister (1996)
Pairing: Background Balinor/Hunith
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Merlin, Balinor, Hunith
Word Count: 6K
Warnings: Minor Character Death, Angst, Grief, Hurt/Comfort
Disclaimer: Yeah....SO not mine...
Summary: Little Merlin Emrys learns the hard way that being a Wind Mage is more dangerous than it looks.

This ficlet covers the opening scene of Twister where Jo Harding's father is killed.

(Link to the original scene here: Link)

Notes: Thank you so very, very much to k_nightfox and ekishou for their wonderful betas on this fic. It wouldn't be half as good without you guys! Love ya!

There are plans of a sequel of this that will include an adult Merthur relationship. I would love to know if you are interested in more. :) Thanks for reading!

Link: AO3
 
 
 
14 October 2013 @ 09:39 pm
Title: The Untold Want
Author:scotscookie
Film Prompt: Now, Voyager
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 18,574
Spoliers: Spoilers for Now,Voyager
Warnings: Infidelity (not between Arthur and Merlin)
Disclaimer: Not mine, no money, don’t sue…
Summary: 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.
Notes: This was kindly beta’d  beautifully and at short notice by tu_es_mi_amour

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1004451
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11 October 2013 @ 11:57 pm
Title: Days, Months, Years, (and Love)
Author: sweet_poppy111
Rating: PG-13
Prompt: (500) Days of Summer

Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Gwaine
Word Count: 12K
Spoilers: May contain for the film (500) Days of Summer
Author's Notes: So I had a massive A/N before but the basis of the story is this: (500) Days of Summer has so many interpretations and instead of going into the variations and my opinions on it right now, I am just going to say, I Merthurfied it. I thought about the Gwen/Lancelot/Arthur love triangle but essentially I just wanted to somehow comment on the cyclical angst fest of Merlin and Arthur. And then fill that with tropes.
I apologise in advance.
Also, massive thanks to xdousethelights for her wonderful beta and helpful comments, again.

Summary: 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.

Days, Months, Years, (and Love)
(LJ post)
 
 
 
10 October 2013 @ 08:07 am
Title: Boy with a Diamond Pendant
Author: gilli_ann
Prompt: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 43K
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin (main), Gwen/Lancelot, one additional fic spoilery pairing in the AO3 end notes
Warnings: Age disparity, underage sexual content (Arthur is 26 and Merlin is 16 when they meet for the first time). One additional fic spoilery warning in the AO3 end notes
Notes, additional tags and disclaimer: Included with the fic on AO3

Summary:
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.

Link: Boy with a Diamond Pendant
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08 October 2013 @ 01:55 pm
Title: "Merlin Scissorhands"
Author: sallyna_smile
Movie Prompt: Edward Scissorhands
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: PG-13 (face scarring)
Artist's Notes: I love this film very much and I'd really love to read a fanfiction adapted to the story. In the meantime I produced a couple of posters to tickle the interest...
Credit & Disclaimer: "Merlin BBC", "Edward Scissorhands" (and Colin Morgan) are not mine. Unfortunately.

prevv
See full posters here.
 
 
 
08 October 2013 @ 12:47 pm
Title: Mint Editions (84 Charing Cross Road)
Author:wanderlust48
Movie Prompt: 84 Charing Cross Road
Pairing: Arthur/ Merlin
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 10k-ish?
Spoilers/Warning: none. Sorry about the wonky spacings on the fic.  I struggled with formatting on AO3.

Summary: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.

Author's Notes: The original book is, in my opinion, perfectly written; I have to confess that I thus took most of Part 1 almost directly from it. The book is based on a real-life collection of letters and is amazing, please go and check it out! This is my first proper (fan)fic and I'm very excited to be posting. Big thanks to my beta eeshbelle, and to rotrude for plot coherence check and claudine tagging and other help. Characters from Merlin and 84 Charing Cross Road do not belong to me, but I certainly are very fond of them.

Here on AO3!
 
 
 
07 October 2013 @ 07:42 am
Title: On the Shores of Avalon
Author: shadowofrazia
Film Prompt:
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Pairing: Merlin (Myrddin)/Arthur
Rating: M

Word Count: 16,800
Warnings: Minor character death, violence, homophobia, swearing
Summary: 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.

Disclaimer: I own none of these characters and suing would be a colossal waste of time and resources.
Notes: A quadrillion thanks to my beta madmaddieek for all of her help!  Without her, this probably would have made much less sense.  The translation/ language sites I used were supplied by this page.

Here on AO3
 
 
 
06 October 2013 @ 11:59 pm
Title: Every Beginning Is A Sequel...After All
Author: unbidden_truth
Film Prompt: When Harry Met Sally
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur background Gwen/Lance; brief Arthur/Vivian, Arthur/Sophia, Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Owain, Merlin/Gwaine, and Merlin/Mordred
Rating: R
Warnings: language
Spoilers: When Harry Met Sally
Summary: 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.

Here on LJ
Here on AO3
 
 
 
04 October 2013 @ 09:51 am
Title: Look Before You Leap
Author: merthurdreamer
Film Prompt:
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: T/15
Warnings: Swearing
Summary: 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...

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