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PROMO: Scruffy Pendragon Fest!

Image of Arthur Pendragon (Bradley James) with long hair and a sad expression and the title of the fest in red.

You’ve seen the pics, Merlin fans – now it’s time for the fics (and the fanart, and the meta, and the edits…)! If you’ve found yourself inspired by Arthur’s alternative s4 look, then @scruffypendragon-fest is the fest for you!

A low-key, low-pressure fest open to anyone who wants to participate. Any pairing, rating, AU, or type of fanwork is welcome, provided it features scruffy!Arthur in some way.

POSTING STARTS: 12 April 2020
POSTING ENDS: 31 May 2020

See our FAQ for more info, or sign up HERE. Sign-ups will remain open until the end of the fest.
emrys_mk

True Colours Are Beautiful LIke a Rainbow

Title: True Colours Are Beautiful Like a Rainbow
Author: Emrys MK
Rating: M
Pairings/Characters: Arthur/Merlin, Uther, Sir Leon, Morgana, Morris, original male character, various others, one minor pairing that is only mentioned once
Word Count: 18.7K
Content Notes/Warnings: soul mates, Merlin is an elf-prince, canon-era, hurt/comfort, angst, prat-Arthur, elf-discrimination
Summary: Prince Arthur, already irritated because he has somehow acquired a strange mark on his chest, is less than pleased when his father sends him to meet with an elf-prince. So it’s probably a good thing he does not know that he has been summoned under false pretenses that have very little to do with peace treaties and everything to do with the strange mark on his chest.
Disclaimer: Merlin characters are the property of Shine and BBC. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended
AO3 link: True Colours Are Beautiful Like a Rainbow
Camelot

Accidentally In Love, Part 8 (Merlin/Arthur)

Author: digthewriter
Title: Accidentally in love, Part 8
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin is headed home when Gwaine stops him.
Warnings: AU (Canon Era). Sexual Content.
Word Count: 500
Author's Notes: Unbetaed. Part of the "Accidentally In Love" Series. Written for ficlet_zone prompt for December. Reverse Fandom: Stargate Atlantis: "Home."

(DW / LJ)
Merthur *Intimate*

(no subject)

Title: to slay the monster first speak its name
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Rating: Teen and up (for profanity)
Word Count: 46,356
Content:Modern AU, Biopics, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Fluff and Angst, Happy Ending, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Actors, Films, Rock Stars, Homophobic Language, Daddy Issues, Past Character Death, Uther being a git, Past Drug Addiction, Slow Burn, Festivals, Side Balinor / Hunith, Side Elena / Morgana

Summary: Merlin has always loved the ridiculous seventies-style glam rock band The Dragonlords, and so when the opportunity arises for him to audition for the part of their lead singer in an upcoming biopic, it seems like a dream come true. Who could resist recreating those iconic videos of the band battling monsters from the dark underworld? The anticipation thrills him as he steps into the draughty hall where the auditions are held, clutching his wooden dragon toy for luck.
But just as he succeeds in landing the role, his dragon goes missing - and soon, shadows of the past come back to haunt him and his co-star, Arthur.

Author’s notes: With enormous thanks to Aoigensou for cheerleading so kindly!
Disclaimer: not my characters, I'm not getting paid.
Quotes-Real Life No Thanks

[Mod post!] A Layout Mess

Hi all!

Long time no post. Like literally, I can't remember when I last posted on LJ but I do still check it every day since I mod more than one community, including this one.

I wanted to make a quick post to let you all know since the image host TINYPIC is shutting down, the main layout for merlinxarthur is going to be messy. All the tiny images, as well as the headers and backgrounds I used for this layout, were all hosted on TinyPic. Photobucket is no longer free so while I look for an alternate website to host these images, it's going to look icky for awhile if you are looking at the main page. Also, since I really don't have the time at the moment to look for an alternate free image hosting site AND re-upload all the images on there AND find all the links in the html coding for the layout to replace them, I am not sure when I will be able to tweak it so it'll look nice again.

I apologize in advance! But if anyone has any ideas where I can host these images for free, let me know. Hopefully I find time to fix this. Thanks!
Merthur *Intimate*

Fic: to slay the monster first speak its name Chapter 2 / ?

Title: to slay the monster first speak its name
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Rating: Teen and up (for profanity)
Word Count: 5,632 / ?
Content:Modern AU, Biopics, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Fluff and Angst, Happy Ending, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Actors, Films, Rock Stars, Homophobic Language, Daddy Issues, Past Character Death, Uther being a git, Past Drug Addiction, Slow Burn, Festivals, Side Balinor / Hunith, Side Elena / Morgana

Summary: Merlin has always loved the ridiculous Seventies glam rock band The Dragonlords, and so when the opportunity arises for him to audition for the part of their lead singer in an upcoming biopic, it seems like a dream come true. Who could resist recreating those iconic videos of the band battling monsters from the dark underworld? The anticipation thrills him as he steps into the draughty hall where the auditions are held, clutching his wooden dragon toy for luck.
But just as he succeeds in landing the role, his dragon goes missing - and soon, shadows of the past come back to haunt him and his co-star, Arthur.

Author’s notes: With enormous thanks to Aoigensou for cheerleading so kindly!
Disclaimer: not my characters, I'm not getting paid.
What subtext? (the_muppet)

Ho Yay?

Hi everyone. I had a quick question about the term "Ho Yay!" and since I pretty much learned it here, I thought it might be okay to ask. I haven't been as active in fandom in recent years as I once was, but I was surprised when someone mentioned the term to me (not someone here) recently, because I'd thought it was... not out of date, exactly, but maybe not used very much anymore?

I was wondering if anyone could weigh in on this for me, as now that I've thought of it I really want to know. Thank you!