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22 October 2010 @ 06:13 am
I think I did this before, a few years ago, but oh well.
comment anonymously with
  1. one secret.
  2. one compliment.
  3. one non-compliment.
  4. one love note (to someone; to anyone).
  5. lyrics to a song.
  6. how old you are.
  7. how long we've been friends.
  8. and a hint to who you are.

leaving this post public for now since as far as I know, that's the only way you can make anonymous comments. ♥
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Hannah Trigwell - Break Your Fall
so yes, this is crazy overdue - because at first I worried over whether or not I'd read enough fics in this fandom to make a rec list (except meiface just laughed at me when I told her this), and then I kept getting distracted by new fics - and also, new fandoms with more fics (hello, inception!). but yes, these are some of my favourite merlin/arthur fics ever in this fandom. 20 recs total: 10 for canon and 10 for au. :)

(this includes canon!AUs, because I am an AU addict and can't stay away from them to save my life.)

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Current Mood: amused
06 September 2010 @ 09:44 am
the point of this entry is to rec a story I just finished reading from the merlin big bang.

The Sorcerer and The King by misswinterhill
Merlin/Arthur, 85000 words, rated 18+
warnings: main character death (temporary), supporting character death (permanent)
Canon AU -- Merlin's death is only the beginning; with no-one to protect the kingdom, Camelot falls to an enemy sorcerer and Arthur is forced to serve in the court that he once ruled. When an escape attempt goes horribly wrong, Arthur is rescued by someone he never expected to see again -- and it's their destiny to put things right.

COMMENTS: I don't usually do a lot of fic recs, but I just spend the last few hours on this one, and it just completely blew me away. What can I even say about this fic? I held off reading it at first because I could tell right away from the summary that it would most likely be heartbreakingly angsty - and it is, to an extent. I am so glad I went back and read it though, because it is also plotty and gorgeous and just thinking about it makes me incoherent. This is the first fic I've read in this fandom where we actually have Merlin's death, and you can just see how things start falling apart. It's like a punch in the gut that makes you go oh no, what's going to happen now? The author moves the plot along beautifully though - and all the little details really make the story - the word count looks very long, but when you start reading, the flow of things just moves you along. Basically, the way I feel right now = the way I feel after reading a very very good book, and I still can't get over how good this is. this isn't a quick read, and is definitely something you should allocate an evening to, but imo, it is so worth your time. ♥
Current Mood: *_______*
25 October 2009 @ 05:25 pm
spur-of-the-moment writing is the best way to waste time. unrelated bits and pieces and things.

you don’t call it a crush, because it’s not, not really. you’d always thought there would have to be more emotions involved before you can label anything as one – but even you have to admit that this one’s close, close enough that it might just be you being stubborn and refusing to admit to the obvious.

this one’s close, because sometimes he turns you into a tongue-tied nervous wreck and that only happens when you actually care. and sometimes you dream of fragments of him and you wonder how much your subconscious has latched on without your realizing. you wonder if he has a girlfriend already, and then think, of course, why wouldn’t he.

(it’s only the ones you’re nervous around that you really like.)


when you close your eyes, you dream of rickety paris streets and unending hawaiian beaches. they’re half-dreams and half-nightmares – you call them the latter as well because when you wake up, the ache of what you can’t have is twice as strong now that you’ve had a taste of the could-have-beens (even if they’re just the constructions of your mind).

they’re could-have-beens, not because of rules or expectations but because of your own self-confinement. because you want to see the world but you know you’ll never be brave enough to do half those things you imagine doing – and that’s worse, somehow.

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Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: Minwoo - Don’t Trust Men (ft. Big Tone)
07 September 2008 @ 10:39 pm
I pretty much keep all of my entries locked, but making a public pic spam post for fangirly purposes. Photos of Jared from the Red Bull Soapbox Race. (Sorry for the lack of Jensen, but Jared was on my side of the street.) Warning that some of these are pretty big, so if you're on dial-up/slow internet connection? It might take a while.

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eta; Feel free to use these in icons - but maybe just put a link back at the end of your icon post or something? Just so other people can find the pics. :)

eta2; SEP 8th 3:20PM: Bandwidth exceeded. I can't reupload right now since I'm at school, but I'll get them uploaded again elsewhere when I get home. Try again later!

eta3; SEP 8th 8PM: I've reuploaded the pics, so they should all be visible now. PLEASE DON'T HOTLINK. I'm not going to be able to reupload if these go down again, so please be considerate and upload to your own places if you're linking? THANK YOU.
Current Mood: happy
21 February 2008 @ 11:29 pm
So waveless and I were talking/slacking off, as usual, and we've both clearly been thinking about HP/not doing homework/reading fics for too long. The end result?


Comment to claim any character or pairing that hasn't been taken, and you'll be added to the list. Pretty simple/standard, as far as blog crews go.

Once you've been added to the list? Just make a link back to this post with the character/ship you claimed anywhere you want. It can be in your sidebar, your FO post, your userinfo - anywhere that's conveniant, pretty much. And there's no need to link back with fancy banners or images - not unless you want to, anyway. :)

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Don't forget to help spread the word! :D
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: Se7en; La La la