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Recruiting non-artists/writers, as well as artists (graphic and traditional) and writers.
Signups for The Merlin Tournament of Champions close tomorrow, September 17th at 11:59 pm EDT.

Non-art/writing Challenges | Art/Writing Challenge | Detailed Information Post | Schedule



Still a day left of signups!
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7 hours til [livejournal.com profile] paperlegends artist claims!!



Who's ready to party??

well then

Apr. 29th, 2011 07:33 am
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Just found 1500 words of Merlin/Arthur band camp+hs!au lurking on my hard drive. And hey, it's actually not too bad.

I must finish this shenanigans, I think.

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+Tuesday I went kayaking and today I am tan. Sort of. Well, tan for me. You get the idea.

+Big bang undergoing major reworking re: Merlin's character, which is good, but also kind of frustrating because it means my word count is sort of...stagnant.  But it had to be done.

+Wrote a song, sorta, jamming with a friend whilst being incredibly lazy at the park, got home, slept for three hours, woke up and it was stuck in my head so I ended up sitting down and writing it down.  Let's just say it starts with "She held the world on a string/Sitting on a rainbow" and gets progressively more tripping from there :p  I'd put a link to me singing it, only, I can't sing, so it sounds terrible.

++And because I asked for something (and it's definitely a good use of time instead of doing something productive):
The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request ~something~ of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. If you absolutely can't write, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead.

Fandoms I'm offering
: Merlin, Bandom, Tamora Pierce, Alex Rider, random other fandom you want that I've read/watched

+LASTLY. AM WORKING ON VERY SEKRIT PROJECT FOR MERLIN FANDOM. TO BE REVEALED IN LIKE SEPTEMBER. OR SOMETHING. *nodnod* (*cough* If you approve of awesome projects and would like to, say, be a third mod, lemme know *winning smile*)
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So, the big bang front is looking kind of scary. I decided it's motivation tieme! Because I have been extra lazy and handwritting a lot, and that's all very well and good except it, uh, kind of needs to be typed up, I have gotten myself a shiny progress bar of awesomeness for my typed word count. It is scary /O\ BUT I WILL PERSERVE.

[livejournal.com profile] paperlegends


1040 / 20000 words. 5% done!

[livejournal.com profile] whizzbangpop


187 / 10000 words. 2% done!

My plan for the weekend is to type up everything I've got, so next week I can focus on new stuff, instead of being all 'what happened in that scene again?' and 'where the hell did that random scrap of paper go‽'.

aubb mix

May. 9th, 2010 07:54 am
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So, for [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang, [livejournal.com profile] morcalivan wrote this awesome high school!AU Merllin/Arthur story and I was lucky enough to get to mix for it! (Also, the power went out for 9 hours yesterday so this is going to be very short so we can post on time lol.)

Failboats in Love - A Fanmix )
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This is completely random (and possibly ill-advised), but:

I'm thinking of making a merlin/arthur animated mood theme. I have the one [livejournal.com profile] wikked_angel_78 made right now, but that's only S1, and I know she's closed it for downloading.  So I guess I'm wondering if there'd be any interest?  I'm half-considering making it purely for my personal use, but it is very time consuming, so it'd be nice if it got a bit more use. What do you think?

In other news:
Signed up for [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin  today! I snagged Taking Woodstock, which I wanted so very badly, so I am super excited! 

[livejournal.com profile] spy_fest  is coming together well.  [livejournal.com profile] annephoenix has been an absolute star co-modding.  ILU bb!  We have several submissions, and quite a few just-need-to-be-beta'd fics.  Now if I could just get to writing my fic...

Still working on my fic for [livejournal.com profile] dk323 - I have been a bit crap at getting it done quickly, but it moves along slowly but surely.  Future!Merlin and Arthur are having some good times *nods*

Also still working on those requested drabbles - I just need to type them up really!

And I'm doing [livejournal.com profile] merlin20in20 again - for Arthur (Bradley) & [livejournal.com profile] merlinicons100 for Colin Morgan. I'm really quite pleased with how some of my recent icons have been turning out.  I feel I'm improving ^_^

AND OMG TEAM MOTHERFUCKING MERLIN WON ROUND THREE AT [livejournal.com profile] merlin_land. We are just too awesome :p
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Why I ship Merlin/Arthur
A look back at season one, and how I was slowly and completely converted to the worship of Merlin/Arthur
★ This picspam was created for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_land. GO TEAM MERLIN! ★


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Let’s make a magical wave throughout LJ. When you see this entry, post a picture of the show to your own journal.




Yeah so a little late aboard this bandwagon, but how could I resist?? And sorry for the large image - it's from a picspam that I did all the graphics work for months ago and then never actually posted...huh. I should see about that...right after I finish the other 20 million things on my to do list... :p
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Title: Sword of the Rightful King
Author: Arithilim | [info]arithilim
Fandom: Merlin
Ships: Merlin/Arthur
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Gwen, Lancelot, Leon, Gaius
Word Count: ~9,300
Rating: PG
Warnings: Minor character death
Spoilers: Up through 2x09

Part One

Part Two )
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Title: Sword of the Rightful King - Part One
Author: Arithilim | [livejournal.com profile] arithilim
Fandom: Merlin
Ships: Merlin/Arthur
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Gwen, Lancelot, Leon, Gaius
Word Count: ~9,300
Rating: PG
Warnings: Minor character death
Spoilers: Up through 2x09
Prompt: Awesome Merlin/Arthur fic that brings in aspects of Arthurian legend. From PG-13 to NC-17, or fluff to full-blown angst, anything is good! for [livejournal.com profile] feyuca .

Notes: [livejournal.com profile] feyuca - I apologise for this being so late. I really hope you like it! When I read 'Arthurian legend', my mind immediately latched onto Excalibur. I hope this is what you were looking for, or at least that it works for you ^_^ The fic refused to be written any other way!

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this - [livejournal.com profile] dk323 who gave this a look over early on and gave me a much needed confidence boost to keep working ^_^ [livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia for the hand-holding, the de-meladramfication of the first scene, the reminders that the enter key is my best friend, and for being awesome. And of course, [livejournal.com profile] sparkysluvchild who not only used her Awesome Beta Skillz, but also put up with me XD I love you all!

Title and some vague ideas from "Sword of the Rightful King" by Jane Yolen.

Summary: About Arthur becoming king and about Merlin who watches over him, and about Excalibur.

It begins with a ride through the woods... )It begins with a ride through the woods... )
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ATTENTION ALL MERLIN INCLINED PEOPLES:

I would like to direct your attention to a brand new shiny Merlin RP comm: [livejournal.com profile] anachronismos. The setting? Pudsey!AU (you know you love it :p)

I'm sure many people have already ready The Internet is For Porn by [livejournal.com profile] ashleaves, but if you haven't, go read it now! The author is one of the two crazy mods/creators of the game :D

It's all about random anacronisms in the Merlin world, with eventual Merlin/Arthur twists. We already have an Arthur, Merlin, Morgana, and I am Sir Leon (the Magnificent), but we're very much in need of more players! The game hasn't officially started yet, so feel free to take a look round and sign up to play :) No RP experience? No problem! Both me and the Morgana player have never rped before, but the mods have been very welcoming and helpful!

Check out the full add under the cut. And if you like what you see, reserve a character and apply! I can promise it'll be lots of fun :D

More information.. )
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o.O It's December already!! Which means, of course, [livejournal.com profile] merlinadvent!

Title: Of Knights and Snowball Fights
Characters: Arthur, Merlin, Sir Leon, Gawain, Assorted Knights, Arthur/Merlin if you squint (and I definitely do)
Rating: PG-13 (there may be a bad joke, otherwise G)
Disclaimer: Alas, I do not own Merlin BBC or the characters. I'm just playing in Shine's sandbox.
Summary: Arthur and his knights get up to some tomfoolery during training.  Futurefic - Arthur is King.
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] merlinadvent Day 02: Magic, Knights and Snowball fights! - someone's sword stuck in the ice

Go here for the short little ficlet!
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Right, so, more Merlin fic that isn't what I should be writing (or doing - next week: finals! o.O). Gah. First porn, now fluff. Someday I'll manage to finish an actual story.

Pretty much, this was written to fend off nyxelestia from poking me about that steampunk fic that was supposed to be my NaNo fic. Yeah... (and maybe because I feel a tiny bit bad that it's my fault Snuggle evolved into 6 pages of notes on a hospital!AU.)

Title: Persuasion
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: PG-13ish
Summary: Merlin is a manipulative bastard without even trying and Arthur's too noble for his own dignity. Set in [livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia's hospital!AU land, as a sort of sequel to Snuggle.
Author's Notes: teddybear!Arthur. What more can a person want? Unbetaed and written late at night, so. Be warned - typos within. And this is all [livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia's fault. All of it.

Click here for the insanity... )

In other news, with enough shiny duct tape, I could fix the world. Also, being sick sucks, but glow-in-the-dark stars in my dorm room make me feel a whole lot better. Yeah, that's right. You know you hating my nerdiness.
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*cough* Right, so [livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia and I seem to have the most interesting late night (or early morning in my case - damn time zones) conversations on IM and, well. Some things need to be shared.

Aside from apparently having Arthur and Merlin on my side, doing the nasty on my bed (no matter what Nyxie may tell you about the comfort of her bed, or a certain dedication of poetry to it - filthy lies, all of it), and having kinkme_merlin prompts literally flung at me last night, we also had an Epic Life-Changing Revelation. I was skulking around Merlin fandom land, and found: this. The following occured at 5:19AM EST:

[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: I channeled Merlin without realizing
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: Also, go watch this
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: http://ifyouweremine.livejournal.com/164292.html#cutid1
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: Naow.
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: [insert the laughing emoticon of Y!IM]
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: And this
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: http://ifyouweremine.livejournal.com/158172.html#cutid1
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: [insert the rofl emoticon of Y!IM]
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: I just keep watching it over and over
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: I wonder what would happen if they actually turned out to be gay...
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: ah, the world would implode from fangirl glee and then we wouldn't have to rely on manips to stare at
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: [insert the laughing emoticon of Y!IM]
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: Also, I would name my first two boy children bradley and colin
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: even though I'm not particuarly fond of either name
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: [insert the rofl emoticon of Y!IM]
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: Just the boy children?
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: Hey, Jamie and Morgan are unisex names..
[livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia: ...*
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: Well, I mean, Colleen, ok, but, Bradlina?
[livejournal.com profile] arithilim: true, true

Aside from the rather worrying number of times I was laughed at, re-looking at this conversation led me to discover the really very worrying size of my little-fan-girl crush on Bradley James and Colin Morgan. I therefore spent today eating copious amounts chocolate and watching youtube videos of their interviews. I AM SO SCREWED PEOPLE. SO SCREWEDDDD.

(also, I am shamelessly comandeering [livejournal.com profile] ifyouweremine's tag of bradley motherfucking james because honestly, I have never heard anything that was so perfect in my life.)
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GAH! Why did signing up for NaNoWriMo seem like a good idea at the time? lol I'm behind already, so I think this weekend I'll be playing catch-up. Still, it's worth it if I do manage to churn out my epic-length M/A fic. Which could happen, truefax. It is steampunk!AU after all, which is pretty motivating I must say. I mean, there's just so much to play with! But yeah, anyways, I've pretty much put everything else on hold for the month of Novemeber (unless I get really freaking inspired to write more of my college Merlin fic).

Also, I am very, very excited for tomorrow's Merlin episode. Like, really freaking excited people! I shall take a break from my lazing-about-cause-it's-Saturday and frantically-writing-nano-fic to watch it. And guh, yay for Arthur hugging dragging Merlin. Though, if Gaius dies, I will figure out a way to throw the show across the room I will! I don't care that it's not a book, it will so happen!

And also, I am now obsessed with indie music. I found this list on itunes of like 97 songs or something, and let's just say I'm in a very happy place right now, especially cause it goes well with my current AAR fanatasism. Really, I can't help but just be happy listening to my iPod these days :D

But ANYWAYS...on to TEH SHINY:

So, basically, I was bored the other day, and I decided that making Merlin icons was an excellent way to procrastinate (especially with NaNoWriMo - procrastination has become even more of a fine art, let me tell you!). And I had some screencaps I download a long time ago to revel in the prettiness. And I saw Photoshop CS4 sitting there looking at me innocently. And, well, 53 icons later, here we are.

Also I would like to tell you that I've managed to develop even more of an obsession with Bradley and Colin's eyes. They're just...so pureettty! :p

ANYWAYS......this way to the icons! )
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Squee time! )
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So I'm currently having phun with photoshop cause I found some awesome resources, and well, [livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia sort of *cough* encouraged me to make something for Merlin, and well, I was doing this coldplay-apple style tutorial at the time, so yeah...

Enjoy :)

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So I'm currently having phun with photoshop cause I found some awesome resources, and well, [livejournal.com profile] nyxelestia sort of *cough* encouraged me to make something for Merlin, and well, I was doing this coldplay-apple style tutorial at the time, so yeah...

Enjoy :)


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