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I have a cold and feel all snuffly and wretched (the fact that I have to work on stuff all weekend isn't helping). But [livejournal.com profile] immigination wrote me Gwen centric Merlin fic for which I bid on in the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti auction. It is: here. Yay!

Merlin is totally my new crack. I find the fact that the Knights of Camelot have a shelf life of about 2 weeks rather bizarrely reassuring. (Where are they getting them from? Does Uther put up posters saying 'Young men with a deathwish wanted. Red cloaks supplied so your enemy can have an excellent target. No sorcerers, thnx'?) I also feel that the good citizens of Camelot should reconsider keeping it as their home town, given that every malignant being for miles around seems attracted to it like a cat to nip. It's got to have the highest mortality rate of any kingdom ever.

I can also tell you that something like 90% of all Merlin fic involves AUs in which Arthur is a model and Merlin a photographer and they have it off endlessly between snaps. I won't even begin with the one where Merlin went around calling Gwen a harlot. A HARLOT!

Harlots R' Us.

Date: 2010-02-07 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] namastenancy.livejournal.com
Well, ain't she? Anybody who comes between Marlin and Arthur is obviously Up To No Good and is, also, No Good Herself. The AU's are fun though - I just read them as if there is no relationship to the show. I suspect that the fannish writers/ fan base is ...shall we say ... mostly pretty young.

Loved loved the red cloaks reference - seriously, if Arthurian Britain had such a high death rate among their young men, the population would have died out in the next decade.

Re: Harlots R' Us.

Date: 2010-02-07 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I suspect that the fannish writers/ fan base is ...shall we say ... mostly pretty young.

I thought so until I noticed some of the names writing fic: there's a few old timers out there. Maybe they have been honing their harlot writing for this very moment? Someday I plan to do a post with the most outrageous summaries of Merlin fic just to scar everyone's souls. I should not have to suffer alone.

The Arthurian death rate makes the plague look benign.

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