Merlin recs

Jun. 7th, 2011 03:38 pm
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I KNOW I HAVEN'T WATCHED ENOUGH OF THIS SERIES TO DO THIS BUT. BUT.



I'm doing this the stupid easy-peasy way that I did with my sherlock recs, only a little less easy-peasy, in that I'll give short descriptions.

FYI: I'm not a historical stickler, but I don't generally rec stories that are obviously anachronistic unless it's AU or for comedy.

(nearly) EVERYTHING is Arthur/Merlin/Arthur, because I'm not far enough to know any other ships that are as much fun. I'm also terrible about noting ratings, so even if I don't say it's not worksafe, it still may very well be gratuitous PWP.

* = the best of the best that I've read.


http://retts.livejournal.com/2680.html - school AU, internalized homophobia warning

http://archiveofourown.org/users/rageprufrock/pseuds/rageprufrock - rageprufrock on AO3. has a modern British royalty AU that is particularly hilarious given the recent Wedding.*

http://archiveofourown.org/users/astolat/pseuds/astolat - astolat's account on AO3. she is one of the mods of Yuletide and HOMG GLORIOUS MERLIN FIC. I don't even. *

http://archiveofourown.org/works/46212 - the summary for this is "Arthur finds out Merlin's secret - and he does not react well." (AO3)

http://lady-ragnell.livejournal.com/8622.html - modern AU, pretend boyfriends at a bar, PG-13

http://gallifreycalls.livejournal.com/23702.html - modern AU, mathematicians, PG-13

http://merlinkinkmeme.livejournal.com/12721.html - modern AU, Arthur is a BNF in STARZ's "Camelot" fandom and Merlin becomes his beta (R). Full of fandom jokes and terminology, and requires no knowledge of "Camelot".*

http://kinkme-merlin.livejournal.com/1108.html?thread=173652#t173652 - cracklike and full of anachronisms. in a hilarious way. merlin courts arthur. (PG-13)

http://kinkme-merlin.livejournal.com/18397.html?thread=17570781#t17570781 - arthur, revenge

http://paperclipbitch.livejournal.com/112270.html - modern corporate magicky AU, recced by [livejournal.com profile] hinotori, epic, complete, awesome, probably no more than PG-13

http://archiveofourown.org/works/63392 - the weather sucks, arthur is grumpy, and merlin bangs a stableboy. NC-17

http://moonythestrals.livejournal.com/59414.html - university AU, arthur is a bro, author rates the series NC-17 but I think it's R, recced by [livejournal.com profile] hinotori

http://archiveofourown.org/users/seperis/pseuds/seperis/works?selected_tags[]=232768 - seperis on AO3, various usually-explicit ratings

http://eosrose.livejournal.com/109828.html - indefinite WIP; Merlin is raised by Druids and then given to Arthur, rather NSFW, angst.

http://aleathiels-fics.livejournal.com/14100.html#cutid1 - [livejournal.com profile] aleathiel's fic master list; has some so-so stuff and some heartbreaking stuff, of various ratings.

http://kinkme-merlin.livejournal.com/2045.html?thread=400637#t400637 - multiple arthurs/merlin, PWP, very NC-17

http://tetsubinatu.insanejournal.com/19111.html - arthur attempts to woo merlin, subtly. rated "m", adorkable.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/125047#comments - a remix of the above story, in which merlin is clueless and wooed.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/3541#comments - arthur/merlin/arthur, arthur/gwen-ish, gwen/lancelot, M - after a decade of his reign, King Arthur holds a competition for the position of Court Sorcerer

http://archiveofourown.org/works/108224 - in which merlin and arthur are shipwrecked, and merlin's powers come in handy-trouble. um. amusing? probably dubcon? I don't even know.

http://archiveofourown.org/collections/CamelotRemix/works/121933 - a remix of the above story. several instances of similar incidents.

http://archiveofourown.org/users/Lisztful/pseuds/Lisztful/works?selected_tags[]=232768 - Lisztful on AO3. Very good.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/125169#comments - arthur is accidentally turned into a bird. pre-slash more than anything. G. note - I actually dislike this fic, not because it's bad, but because it is uncomfortable; and I think that the reasons that I am discomfited by it are the same ones that make it good; and that is why I rec it, because it does those things well.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/55616 - knowing about knowing. post-season 3, I think. PG or PG-13

http://archiveofourown.org/works/124773 - remix of the previous fic, from Merlin's perspective.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/106187 - technically reinc but not much; NC-17, sunrise outside, technically porn but very very pretty prose.

http://mellacita.livejournal.com/740722.html - arthur has an injury, vexes merlin by being a bad patient, and takes poppy juice for seven nights.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/125219 - a remix of the above fic, from arthur's POV, lovely lovely.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/56502 - in which arthur masturbates everywhere

http://archiveofourown.org/works/108536 - modern AU, arthur goes to amsterdam

http://archiveofourown.org/works/125340 - remix of the above story, 1700s arthur goes to amsterdam

http://frantic-allonsy.livejournal.com/35521.html - modern AU, arthur inherited a chain of nightclubs and meets a fellow there one night; starts out kind of iffy but gets good.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/125542 - remix/retelling of the above story. NO, I KNOW, I LIKE IT.

http://ras-elased.livejournal.com/171086.html?thread=1366862#t1366862 - in which arthur is embattled by merlin trying to get him to eat fruit

http://archiveofourown.org/works/126014 - in which merlin is embattled on all sides by Gaius's health kick (remix of above story), very funny

http://archiveofourown.org/works/82573 - aching, unknowing

http://archiveofourown.org/works/126333 - remix of the above story. didn't hit me quite right for the sock in the gut that I look for in sadfic, but will probably hit someone else very very hard in the same place.

http://neon-footprint.livejournal.com/18498.html - some very lovely drabbles, and even including a morgana/gwen and a morgana/morgause one, each!

http://misswinterhill.livejournal.com/58209.html - at a visit to another court, merlin fights with another prince's manservant; arthur lets him take care of himself.

http://archiveofourown.org/users/thehoyden/works?selected_tags[]=232768 - thehoyden on AO3

http://archiveofourown.org/works/72640 - merlin doesn't listen to gossip. I smiled like an idiot reading this.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/83334 - arthur finds out merlin's secret, and dreams of him dying.

http://cherrybina.livejournal.com/74134.html - total and complete porn. bottom!merlin. - actually, all her stuff is worth reccing (also mostly porn).

http://derryere.livejournal.com/20214.html - [livejournal.com profile] derryere's fic list, yes read it all

http://boxofmagic.talkoncorners.net/viewstory.php?sid=12&warning=4 - a big bang story; the rain won't stop.

http://kinkme-merlin.livejournal.com/23407.html?thread=22782063#t22782063 - if you read only one athlete!arthur fic ever, make it this one. period. WIP. in which arthur is a footballer, deeply closeted, and merlin is NOT NAMED MERLIN and a physiotherapist.*

http://minor-hue.livejournal.com/2503.html - in which arthur goes on many (unsuccessful) blind dates and merlin is a waiter, adorbz

http://lamardeuse.livejournal.com/tag/merlin:%20my%20stuff - [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse's "Merlin" fic, so adorable I cried a little. note that she also writes Bradley/Colin (that would be RPF), so if that's not your cup of tea (as it is not mine), do pay attention.

http://kinkme-merlin.livejournal.com/6345.html?thread=3342025 - kind of shameless porn, merlin goes to a brothel; one of the few times I've seen Sodomy-Is-Bad-in-This-Society as a theme in Merlin fic

http://crazyboutremmy.livejournal.com/19030.html#cutid2 - [livejournal.com profile] crazyboutremmy's master fic post.

http://magog-83.livejournal.com/2717.html - in which Merlin goes to visit his mother, and Arthur doesn't miss him. At all. (featuring completely-thick!Arthur) (this author has a lot of good fics)

[livejournal.com profile] fishwrites

http://magog-83.livejournal.com/7933.html - [livejournal.com profile] magog_83's master fic post.

http://minor-hue.livejournal.com/ [livejournal.com profile] minor_hue's fics.

http://camelots-closet.livejournal.com/12014.html?style=mine - in which the seasons are changing, the gears of life jog a little, and the prose is beautiful.

http://camelots-closet.livejournal.com/14589.html?style=mine - Merlin is a pharmacy student, and Arthur is an 1800s sea captain.

http://camelots-closet.livejournal.com/14157.html?style=mine - merlin has to take arthur's notes in uni. I'm sort of ambivalent about this one.

http://archiveofourown.org/works?utf8=%E2%9C%93&selected_pseuds[]=4151&selected_tags[tags][]=232768&selected_tags[tags][]=20940&boolean_type=and&pseud_id=Trojie&user_id=Trojie&commit=Filter+Works - trojie at AO3.

http://archiveofourown.org/users/LolaFeist/works?boolean_type=and&commit=Filter+Works&page=2&selected_tags[]=232768&utf8=%E2%9C%93 - LolaFeist on AO3.








Look, it's Morgana/Gwen!

http://archiveofourown.org/collections/CamelotRemix/works/124214 - modern AU. Gwen is a car mechanic, and Morgana is insufferably rich, and they are dating. R.


OOOH, ART
I think this may be the first time I've included art in the recs post proper.

http://obsidianserpent.deviantart.com/gallery/24655022 - [livejournal.com profile] itzcoatl's deviantart gallery, frighteningly good portraits

http://with-asigh.livejournal.com/5414.html - with bonus fic.



Bits I haven't read yet but intend to soon:
http://boxofmagic.talkoncorners.net/viewstory.php?sid=29&warning=5 - in time of trial
http://camelots-closet.livejournal.com/ - samhain fic exchange


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