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winterlive has Merlin icons up here with many pretty icons, including the one I snatched that I am using now, which is tentatively Prince With Migraine in Repose, or Right After Merlin Discovered the Deliciousness of Wine. As one does.


shinetheway wrote a whole bunch of potential endings to Efficient here.

transtempts adds one here.

thearchpoet writes a lovely Morgana one here.

The Plague!

I went to the doctor to slump sadly in a chair until I became bored, then played with the reflex hammer. In case anyone is curious, my knee reflexes are in fact working quite well. After kicking for a while, I kept using the foam to clean my hands off so as not to transport my death germs to other people and I think started getting a skin-related high from the alcohol content and carried on a spirited conversation with the doctor that in no way required her to actually answer. Bet that was fun for her.

So here is what we know. I have no lung congestion ("You have no congestion in your lungs!" she says in surprise. "I had pneumonia," I say grimly, leaning over to cough deliberately into a paper towel. "I cough." "Still..." "I cough with a torture device from Seton," I say, coughing again. "There will be no lung congestion. The food was terrible there." That's a lie. Their chicken lasagna was quite acceptable.) I have head congestion and sneezing and a note for work about my tragedy. I have bronchitis, which--okay? I mean, I am not going to argue or anything. I start something called Z-Pack antibiotics, but first I need to find my very special anti-nausea medication, because that shit is not on, and I remember the last time they gave me mysterious antibiotics and the death-nausea. I think this is throwing off my thyroid medication, but honestly, my entire immune system is in some kind of rebellion, so the only surprise at this point is that no one started making worried noises about x-rays so there could be more marveling at the odd that is my body.

Fool-proof way to cough is to laugh, and earlier, I told my mom the bear joke that svmadelyn told me. I am not in fact insane; she laughed very hard and I coughed. It's very hard to explain, but just, "you live like bears" is for some reason the funniest thing in the world.

And that concludes my Friday. I'm going to go look for merlinrps now, because I discovered my feelings on rps are like, directly proportional to how much non-rps I have to read and I am running out of things to read.

I also have tissues now a day after using paper towels and my nose hates me like some cats hate water. (My cat never did. So it's weird to say that.)

ETA: Sweet Child o' Mine by Taken by Trees is literally now the creepiest song I own. Also, it should be vidded.

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Fixed! And the one you sent yesterday?

Ginger is really good for nausea!

I find that eating bland crackers before taking antibiotics helps with the hell they tend to reap on the digestive system.

And there has been precious few merlin RPF recently. Maybe it's because a lot of people have yet to watch the DVD cast videos and whatnot?

I'm glad the doctor says you're--wellish? not as sick as you could be? bronchitis sucks, but I assume that hospitalizing-pnumonia is worse.

Hey, did you ever get that scene from exile!Arthur? I've been rewriting it with some of your comments about Override in mind, so I think it works better now. Plus there's snuggling afterwards. :)

Force some yogurt down you, you'll be fine. (Can you tell I'm a mom too? I got no sympathy for you sick types!)

Gah, Merlin Merlin Merlin! I am NOT gonna get caught up in Myron!

Quick, give me a fairy's name! Real or imagined, I don't care, and I'll make you laugh until you cough. Or I'll make you cough until you laugh, whatever.

running out of merlinfick? say WHAT?

rpf, eh? hm.

Really, don't we all live like bears.

I've never had a nausea reaction to z-pack antibiotics, but, I have had nurses tell me I must have an iron stomach because of it. They're damn effective for upper respiratory tract crap though.

I find smearing chapstick on my nose helps. Your mileage may vary.

Ouch, I had bronchitis in high school and pretty much the only difference I could find between that and pneumonia is that people seem to think you're not going to die from bronchitis. Which they are clearly mistaken because that cough haunted me for ages.

Erm, by which I mean Z-packs (ignoring the nausea side-effect) are awesome and if they're properly prescribed should actually work miraculously soon!

I have five words for you.

First two:
Puffs Plus.
[OMG they are wonderful, if expensive. I have never had a sore nose with a URI since I started treating myself to them.]

Last three:
Feel better soon!

I've got 160 Merlin fics tagged on my del.icio.us, if that helps at all :) Sorry you're not well!

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