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Welcome to merlinxarthur, a place dedicated specifically to the romantic relationship between the characters Merlin and Arthur of the new BBC show, Merlin. Here you can post fics, graphics, vids, and general rambling comments about your love for the boys.
**This community is set to moderated posting which means we have to approve your posts beforehand. So please read the rules carefully before submitting an entry, thanks!
o1. Please keep your posts on topic. This community is for anything Merlin/Arthur-related (i.e. both of them, not one or the other, or the actors), be it fiction, artwork, icons, videos, etc. If you're not sure whether or not your post falls under that category, ask a mod.
Note 1: For fanfic posts, stories must at least be pre-slash. Also, other pairings are allowed as long as Merlin/Arthur is the main pairing in the story. Or at least the main focus. Same rule applies for threesome fics.
Note 2: For graphics posts with previews, please make sure that at least one of the previews features Merlin and Arthur (and not just one or the other). And the image is no bigger than 500px in width if it's outside an lj-cut.
o2. No flaming or dissing fellow fen and/or their work. If you want to squee over a Merlin/Arthur story, icon or video, you're strongly encouraged to do so. Negative reviews, however, do not belong here. We want to keep this comm a happy place. This means no character bashing, either.
o3. The lj-cut is your friend. Large images (bigger than 500px in width or if the height is particularly large), stories longer than 200 words, and NSFW-stuff belong behind an lj-cut.
o4. If you're posting fic, fanart, fanvids, etc., please use the following template or a close variation thereof:
Feel free to add your name, author's notes, word count, video time, or whatever you like, but please make sure you keep the rating and warnings in there.
For those who post NC-17 materials (directly to the comm or linked to another journal), we ask you to please set your entries in the community as Explicit Adult (Screencap here).
o5. In addition to #o4, please don't repost anyone's art, graphic, fic, etc., without permission or at the very least, credit (and link to) the original maker!
o6. Tag your entries. You can find a detailed explanation on which tags to use here and here. Please read it. Tagging your entries is required.
o7. No messing with the basic settings. Please don't code your entries to change the comm's default font, colour scheme and other parts of its layout. Not everyone loves purple on lilac. Also, don't create or link to locked posts, link to posts that will be locked in the near future, or turn off the comments. Also, please don't lock your posts on here. This is an open community.
o8. Be sensible about the number of times you post. The 'edit' button is incredibly useful should you have lots to say. New-ish rule is you can post at the most, twice a day.
o9. Please only post episode reviews/reactions in the posts the mods have put up specifically for this purpose. (Edit: since the show is now over, if you'd like any of your meta/thoughts of the show (that specifically center around merlin/arthur) seen, just make sure you follow the rules and have the proper tags, settings, etc., before submitting said post)
10. Post all requests (plot bunnies, fics, art, vids, recs, betas, etc.) here and not in individual posts. We're trying to keep everything organised and this is another step towards that. Any requests/bunnies posted separately will be deleted. Also, please use merlin_finders for fic-related (and other) searches!
11. Please ask permission first before promoting your community, challenge, meetup, meme, etc. in this community. We do not promote multi-fandom fests unless it's a special circumstance. Please contact frances_veritas via PM with your request to promote or leave a comment in our 'Ask the Mods' Post. Promo posts without an approval will be deleted.
Failure to meet any of these rules may result in the deletion of your post(s) and in a temporary or permanent ban from this community. You may also be banned for: plagiarism, flaming other members or asking members to flame someone else, using ignorant and harmful slurs, ignoring the mods, and/or being an arse.
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