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Jun. 6th, 2011

fic: the night is ours [merlin/arthur, pg-13]

Title: The Night is Ours
Author: [personal profile] bewarethesmirk
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: PG-13
Words: 1000
Summary: Merlin is sleeping soundly in the deep of a summer night when he is startled awake by a strong hand on his shoulder.
Warning: None
Author's Notes: Unbeated and cursorily glanced over, so please forgive any errors. I felt like returning to something cheesy and larger-than-life, larger-than-destiny, so here we are. Please let me know what you think, positive, concrit or some combination thereof.

The Night is Ours )

May. 16th, 2011

Fic: Cleanliness is Next to Godliness (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17)

Title: Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
Author: [personal profile] bewarethesmirk
Rating: So NC-17.
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Word Count: 500
Warnings: The three Fs: filthy, fucking and felching.
Notes: This is my first attempt to write almost anything in over a year and of course when I finally do, it's porn! Because porn is easy and so am I. Unbetaed, so please let me know about any errors.

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness )

May. 12th, 2011

merlin recs!

I quit my job about two weeks ago and so I have had more time to read fic and most of that fic has been in Merlin. I also met [personal profile] deerang2002 last weekend, who is an absolute darling. We had yummy Thai food and then had coffee and talked about life and fandom and fics we love. I realized I clearly have been out of fandom too long when I had not even heard of the "BNF fic."

Here's a conglomeration of recs. May of these have been rec'd on my flist lately. Thus: many of you have probably read them. Either way, I hope you find something new here or are reminded of some great fic you've already read.

If you find any typos, please let me know!

Behold the recs! )

Dec. 29th, 2010

Old School Merlin Fest

Oct. 26th, 2010

There's a reason everyone's reccing it

Chest Contest by [personal profile] new_kate is worth every rec I've seen on my flist today. It's Bradley/Colin/Eoin and the chemistry in the fic is sweltering, the sex hot and there's layers of emotion that make the sex even more captivating. If you're a Bradley/Colin shipper but are uninterested in reading a threesome, you should reconsider. This fic is excellent and will guarantee the need of...well. ;-) I'll leave it up to you to pick your poison.

Sep. 18th, 2010

will someone please give morgause a whip?

A jumble of Merlin reactions. This is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG.

Merlin 03x01 & 03x02 - spoilers, ahoy! )

Sep. 11th, 2010

Can I haz Merlin nao?

Hi everybody! *gathers you into a big hug* I've been failing massively lately at balancing RL and fandom - hell, I've had trouble just balancing life. I've read one really good [profile] paperlegends fic, and I have several others open, and even more yet to explore.

I've been feeling enthralled about Merlin again lately, and though I've not had time to read all the articles and interviews, I've been squeeing over all the pretty pics and opening up millions of tabs. Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch Merlin till late tonight (PST, even!) because I'm working (yes, on Saturday), having drinks with [personal profile] chaeche and our SOs and then going on a date to the symphony. ♥ Which, is to say, it's not a particularly bad reason to miss Merlin.

But still.

Expect squee from me later, and I hope the new first episode inspires me to write. I'm really looking forward to Morgana especially, and I might write some femslash - given there will be more Merlin/Arthur than one can shake a stick at (again, not a bad thing; it's still my Merlin OTP).

This RL/fandom divide is something I'm going to have to learn to balance, especially given I'm going to have four shows (Glee, SPN, Merlin and Gossip Girl) to follow this fall (which is, amusingly, a lot for me).

Off to skedaddle back to work, but I will return later with little stars of gay in my eyes.

Jun. 7th, 2010

Recs: HP and Merlin

HP Art Rec:

Observing by [profile] xaphania (Snape/Draco, implied Lucius/Draco, NC-17/NSW)

What an exquisite, tense scene this is. It's not just hot (which it is) - the mood is heavy and intense and translates the dynamics in such a way that seems really difficult to do as an artist. Draco's arse. Just - guh.

Merlin Fic Rec:

My Thoughts (drift to you) by [profile] hermette (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17)
The small tent is warm and even across the small stretch of space Arthur is like a furnace.

Fucking hell, this fic is hot. I read it on [community profile] kinkme_merlin earlier today and knew, somehow, that this was my darling [profile] hermette's work. This hit my kinks so perfectly (mutual masturbation and dirty talk and UST) and the writing is wonderful. This is tied with the hottest thing I've ever read in this fandom. Just *melts*.

May. 19th, 2010

Merlin rec

Three Faces by [profile] spiny (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17)

Second person narration, and I love it.

May. 15th, 2010

Merlin rec: Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle (Morgana-centric)

GO READ THIS NOW. That's all I have to say. It's brilliant.

Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle by [personal profile] netgirl_y2k (Morgana/Vivian, Arthur, Uther, Gwen, Morgause, PG-13, 8900 words)

Summary: In which Morgana is the gayest person in Camelot, Uther wants a wedding, Arthur tries to be helpful, Gwen's wasted on men and Vivian getting hit by that love spell ruins everything.

May. 14th, 2010

Merlin Rec: Love me, and mend by

I've not been reading Merlin much lately, and I'm trying to get back into the mood for it so I can write a very belated [community profile] help_haiti fic for [personal profile] staraflur. A good way, I thought, would be to read [profile] spiny's latest fic, and I was so, so right. I know a lot of you have already read this. Consider re-reading or reading it for the first time, even if you're sour because of wank or Series Two or interviews.

Love me, and mend by [profile] spiny (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17, 10,000 words)

Her writing is so close to perfect, I don't even know. It's the kind of fic you just fall into and you forget you're reading. The writing is rich and seamless, interesting but natural. The characters are pulled straight from the show, so recognizable. The tension is subtle, as is the humor. There's very little exposition, just a wave of words, actions. No words wasted.

Apr. 9th, 2010

Experimental porn

I've not written much lately, and I decided (since I can't sleep) to write a snippet of Merlin/Arthur porn. It's unbeta'd and likely needs work given I'm out of practice. Maybe someone will enjoy. :D

Merlin, Merlin/Arthur, NC-17. ~300 words.

Nimble and Quick )

Feb. 24th, 2010

Ficlet: Not Enough (Morgana/Merlin, NC-17)

Merlin {merlin/morgana, nc-17, ~400 words, warning: porn, no specific spoilers}

Thanks to the delightful [personal profile] b_hallward for betaing.

Not Enough )

Jan. 24th, 2010

Fic:Piecing Together the Cracks [Gwen/Morgana, PG-13]

[profile] camelotsolstice reveals were posted quite a while ago. [personal profile] cherrybina wrote my fabulous fic, Everywhere We Touch. I've long been a fan of her writing, so I consider myself very lucky indeed. I should have known with Bina's love of rimming that it was hers. ;-)

I wrote a Gwen/Morgana fic for [profile] plumora. I enjoyed writing it for the infusion of emotion and the bit of meta regarding Series Two. I'm quite pleased with it, really. Let me know what you think if you read it. ♥

Title: Piecing Together the Cracks
Author: [personal profile] bewarethesmirk
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Gwen/Morgana, hints of Morgana/Morgause, Arthur/Merlin and Arthur/Gwen
Warnings: Implied infidelity, angst with a hopeful ending
Spoilers: All of Series One and Two
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~2,000
Summary: Gwen tosses and tumbles night after night, clutching for someone who isn't there.
Author's Note: Written for [profile] plumora in [profile] camelotsolstice based upon the prompt of 'leaving.' Thank you very much to [personal profile] glass_icarus for betaing. ♥

Piecing Together the Cracks )

Jan. 18th, 2010

Fic recs (Merlin and HP)

My [profile] camelotsolstice fic was posted yesterday, and I have an inkling of a feeling of who might have written it. ;-) It's utterly fantastic - Merlin/Arthur, with bondage and magic!sex and rimming. There's a wonderful tenderness - a heavy sense of possession and we-belong-together without being too fluffy. Merlin is having his way here - he's strong-willed and so hot, but it's not overdone and Arthur seems to enjoy it. There's still the challenge between them - they seem comfortable enough with one another and genuinely tender and loving, while still casually bantering. It's such a great dynamic and makes me so giddy. Go read!

Everywhere We Touch by Anon (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17, magic!sex, light bondage, ~1800 words)
Summary: Arthur returns to Camelot after a long journey away.

Eventually, I hope to work my way through some of the [profile] hd_holidays fics. I read The World Thy Gaol by [personal profile] novembersnow earlier, and highly recommend you all do the same. :D Snow writes in such a seamless prose with strong verbs and great uses of language, sharp dialogue and clever flashes of humor. Nothing is too overdone and for it, the overall effect is so much better. She's a star of a writer, I swear. The fic explores Harry and Draco's life postwar - especially Draco's - but what they have in common really helps the pairing click for me. There's the very real antagonism I miss in a lot of H/D fic nowadays and the tension. The fic is hot as hell, too, because of the tension. This is a less-than-perfect Harry, which I appreciate. Draco is given a lot of agency and I'm able to really empathize with him here. The ending leaves enough open but is satisfying. Go read - it's clever, solid, hot, funny, and creative.

The World Thy Gaol by [personal profile] novembersnow (Harry/Draco, R, 18300 words)
Summary: In the post-war world, nothing seemed to fit quite right anymore.

Dec. 4th, 2009

Fic: Like This (Morgana/Nimueh, NC-17)

Merlin, Morgana/Nimueh, ~350 words, NC-17
Warnings: explicit rimming, straight-up PWP, nasty
Summary: There are many ways to be fucked.

Hey, I needed a break from writing fest fics. And [info - personal] b_hallward seems to like this pairing. *g*

Like This )

HP Holiday Recs Part I (and some other things, too!)

Here, have some recs! :D I'm in the process of reading several [info] hd_holidays fics at once (current mission is to finish Savage), so if there's not a fic here, it's just because I'm behind. This is more a reflection of what I've had time to read and liked. ♥

Also, remember to check out the postings at [info - community] snarry_holidays and comment, if you can!

Sorry if you saw this earlier - I posted on LJ first and now crossposting to IJ and DW.

Merlin RPS )

HP Non-Holiday Recs )

HP Holiday Recs - numerous fests, pairings, etc. )

Oct. 15th, 2009

A couple of Merlin recs!

A few days ago I filled out the shippy meme and one of the questions asked who'd I'd like to see on a double date. Well, clearly the answer is Gwen & Morgana and Merlin & Arthur.

Well, the awesome [info] fitzette wrote an epically fabulous AU with just that set-up: the OT4 on a double date. It's Merlin/Arthur which culminates in angry sex and it's so delicious. [info] fitzette has these really gorgeous way of writing - concise and clear, tight pacing, well-placed humour and pitch perfect characterisation. Everything is spot-on, just the way I like it. ;-)

Go read Double Date here (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17, 3700 words)
"It's a good idea," Merlin interrupted, and it was. A double date was exactly what he needed to take his mind off the really inappropriate thoughts he was starting to have about his best mate. Continuing to have. Whatever, it was a good idea.

And now for a couple of multi-ship Merlin recs )

Oct. 10th, 2009

FIC: Puzzle Pieces [Gwen/Morgana, R, 500 words]

{Merlin, Gwen/Morgana, 500 words. R for a bit of sex. For [info - personal] puckling, who is unbearably kind and sweet (sorry if I'm ruining your reputation *eg*). ♥ ♥ I hope you enjoy this, hon! Unbetaed, so feel free to point out mistakes, anyone. I seem to be writing a lot of drabble sequences...}

I'm waiting to watch 2x04 tonight with an Awesome Person, and I'm dying with suspense! This doesn't contain any spoilers for 2x04, though. Not unless there's a sudden, explicit f/f sex scene, in which case, lmk, 'kay?

Puzzle Pieces )

Oct. 9th, 2009

FIC: A Mercy Sword [Merlin/Morgana, PG]

A Mercy Sword by [info - personal] bewarethesmirk [Merlin/Morgana, PG, 1000 words]

Summary: It is not a matter of whether he will tell her but when.

Spoilers: Major ones for 2x03.

Thanks so much to [info - personal] sophinisba for betaing! ♥ The title is stolen borrowed from the Bat for Lashes' song, "Trophy."

A Mercy Sword )

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