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Apr-20th-2018 06:31 pm - ficlet + art: it's my sweet beginning
Mer_almost
Title: It's my sweet beginning
Author: digthewriter
Fandom: Merlin
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Word Count: 100 + digital
Rating: PG
Challenge/Summary: Created for prompt april showers for enchanted_jae's JMDC challenge. Drabble is the summary.
Notes: Title inspired by the song what you know by Two Door Cinema Club. Also incorporating prompt from ficlet_zone MASH episode: "Baby, It's Cold Outside" [S07 - Epi 157]

[LJ / DW / AO3 / TUMBLR]
Mar-23rd-2018 12:30 am - "Beautiful Dreamer"
Lowell_Arthur1
Title: Beautiful Dreamer
Author: digthewriter
Fandom: Merlin
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Word Count: 875
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Content: Modern!AU
Challenge/Summary: Arthur tries to finalise things with Merlin.
A/N: Unbetaed. Written as part 19 of the "A SECRET ADMIRER?" Story. (ao3 link is best to catch up). Written for prompt: Songs by the Beatles for ficlet_zone. The song I picked was: Beautiful Dreamer.

READ - Beautiful Dreamer: LJ / DW


Title: If Ever, Now
Author: athena1919
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Word Count: 16,526
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: implied sexual content
Summary: Merlin realizes that Morgana has magic and that he needs to help her before anyone else realizes it, too. He agrees to give her illegal magic lessons on top of all the work he does for Arthur and chores he handles for Gaius.
Arthur hears rumors of something going on between Merlin and Morgana and isn't pleased.
To Merlin, it just seems like the prince is determined to monopolize his thoughts- as if he didn't already. With even more secrets to keep, Merlin is glad he knows how to juggle.

On AO3

On LJ

Feb-23rd-2018 08:23 pm - Fic: Matchmaker's Glory, Chapter 1
arthur
Title: Matchmaker's Glory, Chapter 1 (This fic is part 2 of the Legacy of Glory series.)
Rating: PG-13 (for parts 1 and 2 only, rating will go up in subsequent parts)
Warnings: None
Author: vilia (aka yn_ame)
Summary: As Arthur struggles to define his relationship with Merlin in modern terms, an opportunity arises to rid himself of the attentions of his unwanted admirer, the reincarnated Lady Vivian. He jumps at the chance, not realizing just how difficult it will be. Inspired, in part, by the Arthurian tale of Culhwch and Owlen.

I know it's been a long time, so if you need to start back at the beginning with part 1, which was inspired by the Arthurian tale of Rhitta Gawr, you can do so here: From the Shadow of Glory
If you're up-to-date with part 1 already, here's the latest addition to the series: Matchmaker's Glory, Chapter 1
Feb-20th-2018 11:40 am - ART: Valentine's Day
Arthur Trousers
Title: The end of the date.
Created by: digthewriter
Fandom/Pairing: Merlin. Merlin/Arthur
Warnings/Content: Modern!AU
A/N: Merlin/Arthur Valentine’s Day. >>Experimenting with new ways of art and graphic design.<<
Summary: At the end of the evening, when Arthur’s itching to kiss Merlin and Merlin’s playing it cool.

[LJ / TUMBLR]
Jan-27th-2018 05:56 pm - [Fic] The Cat's Meow
SM Head and Moon
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 8,666
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur; super minor, barely mentioned background f/f pairing
Tags: Modern AU - Magic, animal whisperer!Merlin, cat owner!Arthur, lost pet
Author's Note: This is the second fic I wrote for @tracionn, who bid on me during the @coinelot auction in spring 2017. She won 10k of fic from me, and the first one I wrote didn’t even get to 5k, so here’s another one, this time well over 5k, so I feel better for not having ripped off tracci ;) Plus, there’s a cute cat.

I must thank @deheerkonijn for being one of the best people on the planet because she said yes when I approached her about maybe doing one small illustration for this fic, and then she came out and did three. So, in case anyone had any doubts about how awesome DHK is, they should be well eradicated now.

For more notes, check out the fic on AO3.

Summary: In which Merlin finds a cat, Arthur’s lost without his favourite girl, and Morgana doesn’t stop rolling her eyes at her brother.

Link to fic: AO3Rebloggable on tumblr
Link to art: Part 1Part 2Part 3
Jan-14th-2018 10:16 pm - FIC: Merlin's New Neighbour
Camelot
Title: Merlin's new neighbour.
Author/Artist: digthewriter
Pairing(s): Merlin/Arthur (background Lance/Gwen)
Word Count/Art Medium: ~2600
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Merlin characters are the property of Shine and BBC. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: Shaggy blond hair, tall, blue eyes, and the most kissable lips. And shirtless. Talk about lust at first sight.
merlin: I heart Arthur Pendragon

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What is Resurrection?

Resurrection is a non-profit Fanthology book, made to celebrate Merlin’s upcoming 10 year anniversary! We will be a focus on what happens AFTER and DURING the end of merlin. The book will be divided into 3 sections. Ruin(Part one of the anthology will feature pieces about canon, before and during the Battle of Camlann and Arthur’s death.), Relic (Part two of the anthology follows Merlin as he waits for his king’s return.), and Resurrection (The King and his knights have returned! Part three of the anthology is about reunions and and coming home — Merlin’s wait is finally over.)

What is a Fanthology book?

A Fanthology book is a Fan Anthology book. It’s basically a compilation of fanworks.(Including writing and art!) All the content is under a certain theme. Our theme is “BBC Merlin”.

Our goal is to create a gorgeous book full of beautiful pieces created by merlin fans for merlin fans and to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of BBC Merlin’s airing.

Our call for Artist and Writers will go up on January 19th, 2018

Want to keep updated? Follow our Twitter, Tumblr, and LJ

Questions?

Check out our F.A.Q.
Contact us at:

Our Ask Box
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resurrection.merlin.anthology@gmail.com

Dec-13th-2017 09:05 pm - [Fic] Sógh
the look
Title: Sógh
Author: lawgoddess
Rating: R
Word Count: 72243
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur

Author's Note: based on a wonderful prompt from Gilli_ann, quoted in the story.

Summary: Merlin becomes addicted to a magical potion and there are terrible consequences for him and those he loves.

Link to fic on AO3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/13006485
Dec-11th-2017 01:49 pm - Kinks of Camelot - The Awakening


Calling all kinksters, memers and otherwise anonymously inclined friends,

Like a phoenix from the ashes (or a certain King rising from the lake) we raise you, the lovely BBC Merlin fandom, the brand-new, rejuvenated Kink Meme! It’s been almost two years since the old one was last active—definitely long enough of a holiday, we think. So what we plan to do is to start anew, completely clean slate, all bets off.
But we will need your help.
Right now, we’re only a team of two, and while your mods are of course as dedicated to keeping this baby running as Merlin is to his king, there is a lot of extra work required to file and archive all the lovely prompts and fills. That’s where you come in!
We would like to have some helpful busy-bees to assist us with keeping the kink meme archive up-to-date. This would mean regular sessions of going through the recent prompt and fill lists, and then making linked, tagged posts so people can search for them easily from our tumblr. The more people we get to help us, the less work it will be for everyone involved, of course. We are hoping to rotate duties on a regular schedule, so if everyone lends a hand you might only need to help out once every few weeks!
If we grabbed your interest and you think you’ll have the time to step up to the duty, please let us know either on this post or send a message on our tumblr.
Thanks already in advance, and may this meme prosper for years to come <3
Cup in Hand

Banner by digthewriter

Come celebrate the Holidays with us Merlin style at camelot_drabble: An anon exchange fest of Christmas gifts – drabbles, drawbles, or any fanwork that tickles your fancy! Hoping to see you there!
Sign-ups opens Friday, December 1st

Sign-ups, schedule, and rules will be posted at the start of December!


Thanks Mods
Nov-13th-2017 05:00 pm - [Fic] Clickbait
SM Head and Moon
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 4,910
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Tags: AU - Modern; AU - Non-Magical, AU - Celebrity, Mistaken Identities (in a way), implied relationships, blow joys (big surprise…)
Author's Note: For tracionn. This is the first of two fics that tracionn won during the @coinelot fandom auction back in spring. She won 10k of fic from me, and was allowed to pick a prompt off my list of AUs I’ll never write. (Which is misnamed, but that’s another story.) As you can see, I haven’t managed to write 10k, but that’s why this is only the first of two stories XD Tracci, I hope you’ll like it! With fanart by brolinskeep.

Summary:

For every achievement, good or bad, one earns a mark on their body. Merlin realises very quickly that this might be a problem when you’re the personal servant, and close friend of Arthur Pendragon – especially when you have to save the damn prat every other day from a magical monster or evil plot.

Link to fic: AO3
Link to art: First post | Second post
Supergirl
Title: Poor Management Decisions, Great Life Choices

Rating: PG

Warnings: none noted

Summary: After a string of bankrupted businesses co-owned with Arthur, Merlin confronts his childhood friend/prince/occasional lover about it. Turns out, Arthur is only buying time to make Merlin understand that they are meant to be together after all, screw future heirs to the throne and Merlin's own obliviousness.

Notes: Thank you so much to the wonderful schweet-heart for the swift and extensive beta reading. Thank you for not running away screaming at the sight of my awful punctuation.
Any remaining mistakes are entirely my own.
This fic was inspired by a Kink me! Prompt, the prompt is copy-pasted below.
This fic is cross-posted on AO3.
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Kink me! Merlin #37

http://kinkme-merlin.livejournal.com/36623.html?thread=41804047#t41804047

Arthur and Merlin go into business together (any kind of business: owning a store, running a company, selling homemade jewelry, whatever), but they bicker about everything and the business fails completely. Their relationship, on the other hand, is HEA. :) Help/interference from the rest of the Merlin crew would be fab but is not necessary. I just crave failure!fic and the banter/hijinks/angst that would ensue.


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Nov-6th-2017 06:16 pm - [Fic] Inkling
Merlin Arthur My own queen*
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 6,826
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Tags: Canon AU, Magical Tattoos, Mutual Pining, Magic Reveal, Blow Jobs
Author's Note: For Sennkestra, who won fic from me in the [community profile] coinelotauction. With Fanart by lao-paperman.
Summary:

For every achievement, good or bad, one earns a mark on their body. Merlin realises very quickly that this might be a problem when you’re the personal servant, and close friend of Arthur Pendragon – especially when you have to save the damn prat every other day from a magical monster or evil plot.

Link to fic: AO3
Link to art: First piece | Second piece

This entry was originally posted at https://momo.dreamwidth.org/753142.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
SM Head and Moon


Title: Screen control your mother(board)
Author: furloughday
Reader: momotastic
Cover Artist: annapods
Rating: General
Length: 01:17:18
Fandom: BBC Merlin
Pairing: Arthur Pendragon/Merlin
Tags: Modern AU - Non magical, Boss/Employee Relationship, Mistaken Identity, "Enemies to Lovers" (in a very loose sense)
Warnings: Ableist language

Summary: Arthur is Merlin's tech support at work.

Link: AO3 [MP3, M4A, M4B, streaming]
Sep-30th-2017 08:19 pm - FIC: agowilt
MERLIN ♥ A quiet moment
Title: agowilt
Rating: PG-13/T
Warnings/Content Notes: Canon Divergence AU, Arthur knows about Merlin's magic, Hurt/Comfort, Injury Recovery, Love Confessions
Summary: If this was some grandiose ballad, spun by traveling minstrels known for their fondness for the maudlin, this is the act of the tale where Merlin would spring awake, miraculously cured by the power of Arthur's confession alone. But instead he continues his fitful slumber, unaware that Arthur has laid his soul bare like an unclothed babe shivering in the snow.

Arthur doesn't regret it though. It's not like he's cared for such sentimental stories anyway.
Notes: Written for a prompt meme on my tumblr.

AO3

Sep-27th-2017 05:17 pm - "A Secret Admirer?" Part 5 & 6
simpleton gif
Title: Desire
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Arthur is afraid he might cross the line.
Word Count: 300
Author's Notes: Part 5 of the "A Secret Admirer?" Story. Unbetaed.

Title: Car Confessions
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Arthur flirts with Merlin.
Word Count: 1200
Author's Notes: Unbetaed. Part 6 of the "Secret Admirer?" story.
Sep-27th-2017 08:28 pm - Reel Merlin 2017/18
Reel Merlin
Hey guys!

The original reel_merlin has been emptied out without notice, and the mod/admin has deleted their LJ. Since Reel is such a fun challenge, I really didn’t want to see it die, though, so I figured we’d do our own Reel this year.

Find it at reelbbcmerlin!

However, there’s going to be a small change: A wider variety of fanworks will be allowed for the challenge this time!

You can write, art, vid, podfic, or translate!

For more info on the Rules, check this post. Also check the FAQ for any further questions.

The schedule for the challenge is as follows:

Sign ups close: 8 Oct 2017
Writing boot camp: November
(Write every day challenge/daily optional check ins)
First check in (optional): 1 Dec 2017
Second check in (mandatory): 5 Jan 2018
Final drafts completed: 31 Jan 2018
Posting begins: 17 Feb 2018

So, if you want to create a fun Merlin AU based on a movie, be it crossover or fusion, but need a gentle kick in the behind to get going, come and check out the challenge! Posting is still four months away so even you super busy and hardworking creators who’re doing Winter Knights and/or Merlin Holidays should have time to come up with something ;)
Sep-14th-2017 09:56 pm - "A Secret Admirer?" Updated
Team_Merlin
A Secret Admirer - Updated.

WIP: Part 2, 3, 4 Below.

Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: MODERN!AU
Summary: Arthur is trying to forget his ex when he meets someone intriguing.

2: Disappointment
3: Conversation
4: A Warning

Read all on AO3 here.
Aug-30th-2017 11:31 am - A Secure Future
Camelot
Title: A Secure Future
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, Gwaine.
Warnings: Slight open!ending.
Word Count: 1005
Prompt: "Haste" for camelot_drabble
Author's Notes: Unbetaed. Part 27 of the "divorce!fic". This is the conclusion. The story is now complete! I kind of hate how fluffy it got in the end, and am quite disappointed with it myself. Maybe I'll add a sequel of when they move to New York! Big MAYBE.
Summary: Arthur is confident of his future with Merlin.

[READ THE CONCLUSION HERE]
Aug-27th-2017 01:01 am - A Secret Admirer?
Merthur1
Title: A Secret Admirer?
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Gwaine, Arthur, Merlin, Percival
Warnings: MODERN!AU
Word Count: 745
Summary: Arthur is trying to forget his ex when he meets someone intriguing.

[Read Here]
Aug-26th-2017 11:13 pm - Reality - all too familiar, 26
Camelot
Title: Reality
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Warnings: NA
Word Count: 250
Summary: Arthur is happy.

[Part 26: All too familiar - REALITY]
Merthur *Intimate*
Title: Hipsters Versus Dragons
Pairing: Merlin & Arthur Pendragon
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 29,662
Content:Coffee Shop AU, Mutual Pining of the Extremely Painful Variety
Summary:In response to Morgana's latest edict, designed to lure in customers, Merlin grows a hipster beard. Arthur doesn't like it. Or rather, he does.
Author’s notes: Written for the June 2017 Tavern Tales Theme "Charms, Tokens, Medals" and now complete Thank you so much, all of you who read and commented over there!
Disclaimer: not my characters, I'm not getting paid.
Merthur *Intimate*
Title: Hipsters Versus Dragons (updated to chapter 10)
Pairing: Merlin & Arthur Pendragon
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 23,323 (so far)
Content:Coffee Shop AU, Mutual Pining of the Extremely Painful Variety
Summary:In response to Morgana's latest edict, designed to lure in customers, Merlin grows a hipster beard. Arthur doesn't like it. Or rather, he does.
Author’s notes: Written for the June 2017 Tavern Tales Theme "Charms, Tokens, Medals". It's a work in progress, but I'll update regularly til it's all done. Thank you so much, all of you who read and commented over there!
Disclaimer: not my characters, I'm not getting paid.
Aug-13th-2017 01:40 am - Surf's Up
Surfer
Title: Surf's Up
Artist: bend_me_baby
Writer:clea2011
Pairings/Characters: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Merlin hates surfing. Everything about it - sand, sea, surfers...
So when Gwen bribes him to come surfing with her, he's not expecting to enjoy it.
He doesn't.
And he absolutely does not find the hot blond prat of a surfing instructor attractive. Not at all...
Word Count: 45k
Warnings:None
Disclaimer: Merlin belongs to Shine, we're just writing and arting for fun and non-profit.
Author's Notes: Huge thanks to pelydryn77 for her epic beta work.  This was written for merlinreverse and is now finally completed.

Link to artwork: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11222925
Link to fic: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11225811/chapters/25083768
Aug-5th-2017 03:03 pm - The definition of insanity...
Camelot
Title: The definition of insanity…
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur.
Summary: Arthur tells Merlin about his job prospects.
Word Count: 750
Author's Notes: Part 25 of the "divorce!fic"

[READ HERE]
Jul-14th-2017 11:23 am - Insecurities
merlinSH_hat
Title: Insecurities
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Warnings: Modern!AU. Angst.
Word Count: 800
Author's Notes: Part 22 of the "divorce!fic"
Summary: Merlin and Arthur talk after the pub.
Jul-4th-2017 11:48 pm - A bit of lunacy. A bit of destiny.
Wink
Title: A bit of lunacy. A bit of destiny.
Creator: digthewriter
Notes :created for camelotremix
Link to Work Remixed: http://archiveofourown.org/works/695567 (That Someone)
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lance
Length: 4470
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Past Arthur/Helios. Arthur/Cenred. Modern!AU. Angst. Love at first sight. Fluff!
Summary: Arthur's no knight in shining armour, but when he meets a clumsy man on the bus, things change.


[READ FIC HERE: A bit of lunacy. A bit of destiny.]
May-31st-2017 06:10 pm - All too familiar, part 15 & 16
Camelot
STORY: ALL TOO FAMILIAR

PART 15:

Title: Decisions
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Word Count: 200
Summary: Arthur asks Merlin for a favour.

[LJ LINK]

PART 16:

Title: More Than This
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, Uther, Morgana, Mithian
Word Count: 1055
Summary: Arthur has a talk with his father.

[LJ LINK]




[Read the whole story on AO3]
May-23rd-2017 11:40 pm - Comfort (All too familiar - 14)
Camelot
Title: Comfort
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: Modern!AU. Angst. Divorce/Getting back-together fic. Pining.
Word Count: 1110
Summary: Being in Merlin's arms was so familiar and yet so strange at the same time.

[READ PART 14 HERE]
Apr-27th-2017 08:50 pm - A glimpse
Camelot
Title: A glimpse
Author: digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur has the same dream again
Warnings: Flashback. Modern!AU.
Word Count: 355
Prompt: 258 FOR
Author's Notes: Part 11 of the "divorce!fic" Unbetaed.

(read part 11 here)
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