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merlin recs, the continuing adventures
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
Slowly but surely, I am clearing my rec this damn thing list.

And In His Hands, A Weapon by laceymcbain - okay, the thing is, Merlin is doing to me what QaF did. I have no freaking clue how to define gen and slash, and a very real part of me wants to break them all down to "They are not fucking yet" and "They are totally doing it". We'll say gen option one and go with that. That said.

I love this fic. It has an evil sorceress, and Merlin being very brave and Arthur being very awesome, and they're adorable and sometimes, you just look at them and think, they are the stuff of legend and kinda feel afraid and yet warm. It's like proof that that idiotic guy in freshman English who joined a frat and lived on nachos and the guy you know exists outside chem class but can't prove it really do learn to interact with other people and then save the world. Or fake it extraordinarily well. My love for this fic is pure and involves puppies and rainbows. Also, Arthur is fighting with a sword. If you are not aware the fastest way to gain my attention is Arthur earnestly trying to kill things, you have not been reading here long.

(See Sheppard, John, with gun. I rest my case.)

I'll Be the Platform Shoes by raphaela667 - Modern Political AU - I have no way to articulate that this story charms me into re-reading it pretty much three times a week. It's just incredibly adorable. It's adorable in ways that haven't been invented until now. This is my comfort fic.

Aftermath by shinetheway - a wonderfully sweet, wonderfully wistful look at Arthur after Valiant, and Merlin being incredibly, awesomely Merlin. There is a lot of Totally Platonic Really touching. There is oil. I--you see why the word 'gen' just really no longer applies?


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Would you PLEASE quit trying to get me into yet another fandom? I'm overwhelmed as it is plskthnxbye.

And hey, you're good at this -- can you think of a time (in canon) when John and/or Rodney came close to tears (other than Grace Under Pressure)? I swear to whoever is listening I will finish these two vids and then WILL NEVER VID AGAIN.

Hmm. I don't know if Rodney's ever broken down, but Conversion he looks really devastated. For John, resident stoic tears of manpain, Tao of Rodney with the chokey-broken look definitely.

And you want Merlin so much you have no idea. You will love it here. Dragons Made Them Do It is almost like canon!

Ooo, Conversion. Forgot about that one. Tao I got, sorta, but I forgot about the end.

And you are NOT. HELPING.

First hit is free. *g* Look at the vids.

YOU KNOW YOU LOVE THE DRAGON RAPE

Somebody says "dragon" in this fandom and I start looking for your icon.

I... I love your icon.

The best thing about it is that it was made a *year* ago!

WHO KNEW BOTH JENN AND I WOULD END UP IN A FITTING FANDOM!

Um, I have forgotten the name of the episode, but the one where Rodney wants to feed himself to the Wraith had John looking a little teary. And Rodney's main teary moment is when John flies off in the siege.

Also, Merlin is the BOMB!

Oh. Siege! Yeah. That's a good'un.

And you are not helping either!!! ;-)

That's because I am egging on EVERYBODY I KNOW!

I'm also contemplating getting off my ass and reccing some of my favorite Merlin fics and vids. Except I am really lazy.

[blushes bright red]

I am so utterly speechless. Thank you!

I love that fic. I could read about Merlin tenderly massaging Arthur for like, ever.

It's like proof that that idiotic guy in freshman English who joined a frat and lived on nachos and the guy you know exists outside chem class but can't prove it really do learn to interact with other people and then save the world. Or fake it extraordinarily well.

So I assume that you've read moonythestrals's fratboy!Arthur AU? Because if not, you should, you really should.

Yes. IT IS SO DISTURBINGLY TRUE.

It feels me with joyous squeeing every time I read it. I actually went and reread it after I posted it, because I love it that much.

Also, I forgot to comment earlier, but I like the new icon. Not that I wasn't insanely fond of Fraser as well, but damn, Bradley James is insanely good looking (There's one or two angles from which he looks like a weasel, but as I am obsessed [and capable of exercising selective reality powers], this is not actually a turn off).

There's one or two angles from which he looks like a weasel, ... this is not actually a turn off).

LOL. ♥ Can I just say how much I absolutely love you for that?

Can I just say how much I absolutely love you for that?

Woot! Obsession: It's how to make friends on teh interwebs.

I just read one that clearly you will enjoy if you have not read it already.

Winter in Their Cry

THERE IS NO GEN IN THIS FANDOM. THERE IS ONLY SEXXORS NOT BEING HAD YET BECAUSE SOMEBODY'S BEING A PRAT OR A MORON.

(Or perhaps the author is a bit slow. But time gets them all in the end. Much like this fandom.)

Thank you so much for the rec. I hope to give you many more fics with Arthur as a competent killing machine ... he's so freakin' sexy when he's doing his sword thing.

(You totally know what I meant!)

You know that you're about 95% of the reason I'm watching Merlin, right? Because I miss your fic, and I know that even your PWPs contain massive character resonations that I'll miss if I don't know the show.

I didn't need another fandom! *baffled* (But OMG didn't Morgana look fierce as she swept into Merlin's hometown to save the people? That corset/draped fur combo was killer.)

I'll Be the Platform Shoes is so wonderful, there are no words. I love how already this fandom has so many amazing modern aus. And Aftermath! God, I'd never even thought about that before I read that fic, how he really did expect to die and everyone seemed to just shrug it off when he didn't.

I just discovered Merlin a couple of days ago (and have already watched the entire series! :D). Meaning I'm now on a desperate search for everything good in the fandom. So your recs are the crack for my new-found addiction. *g* Thank you!

I have no freaking clue how to define gen and slash, and a very real part of me wants to break them all down to "They are not fucking yet" and "They are totally doing it".

I know what you mean. That's why my own Merlin rec list has such delightful categories as (Merlin/Arthur), (Merlin&Arthur), (Gen, Merlin/Arthur), (Merlin/Arthur, Preslash), (Gen + Subtext), and (Merlin&Arthur, Gen + Subtext). *sigh*

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