thalialunacy2: (Merlin: ACBB)
[HOLY CATS IT'S DONE YOU GUYS. IT'S DONE AND I AM FREEEEEEEEE.]

Title: How to Fake a Miracle, Or: It's Not Necromancy If You're Doing it For Love

Author(s): [livejournal.com profile] thalialunacy
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] argentsleeper

Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur (plus Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Ria Torres, Eli Loker, Cal Lightman, Gillian Foster, Parker, Eliot Spencer, Alec Hardison, Nathan Ford, Sophie Devereaux, and a few wee OCs)
Rating: R for language and sexual situations
Word Count: ~30k
Warnings: Crossover with Supernatural, the Fast & Furious franchise, Lie to Me, and Leverage.

Summary:

Waiting a thousand years drives Merlin to do some things he wouldn't otherwise do. Boost cars, like. Hunt demons, maybe. Trust Americans, despite better instincts.

But when all he's got is the clothes on his back and the weight of time on his shoulders, it's all too easy to end up in the middle of the woods of the northern Pacific coast of the States with two brothers named Sam & Dean, chanting dead words over an ancient sigil, trying to bring back the one thing that has ever, ever mattered to him.

And when King Arthur wakes up in their crappy hotel room sometime later, spouting a language Merlin hasn't heard in a very, very long time, well, he might well just think he's figured everything out.

Spoiler alert: He hasn't.

YO: This is an Arthur-back-from-the-dead story. It's a supernatural caper of rather large proportions, with a strong dash of snark and a bouquet of happily ever after. Enjoy. :D

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Jan. 20th, 2014 09:46 am
thalialunacy2: (Merlin: Merlin makes rainbows)
I was going to use the, like, foresty one, but seriously, if I write a Merlin Big Bang ever again it's just going to be porn, porn, feelings, maybe a hike to a waterfall, and porn.

After Camlann: a Merlin Big Bang
[livejournal.com profile] aftercamlann presents a new Big Bang challenge for 2014.
Sharpen your pencils, wet your brushes and adjust your seats as we are bringing you to a wholly new adventure!
Sign ups starting on February 1st.


In other words- Challenge: ACCEPTED.
thalialunacy2: (B/C: black and white picture frame)
Always the Last Place You Look
Or: Merliniana Jones and the Homogay Crusade

story by thalia
art by biliousgreen



Summary:

Sometimes, destiny is all about bad timing.

When Merlin woke up this morning, he expected to go on about his life as a 20-something curse-blocked (don't ask) barista with a cat named Eomer (don't judge) and a tendency to get distracted by his own imagination. He certainly didn't expect to end the day engaged to the woman of his dreams.

Probably because he's never spoken to her. She also happens to be unconscious.

But she's suddenly his and Merlin finds himself stumbling over exes, ethics, and the fact that she comes as part of a package deal, along with an overbearing father, a group of friends-in-law that should have their own sitcom… and a brother named Arthur, who takes all of Merlin's assumptions about his life and turns them onto their heads.

Sometimes, destiny is also about misdirection.

(AKA: While You Were Sleeping, Merlin-style.)


story with art integrated
story with art on AO3 | art masterpost | art tumblr post link


Fandom: Merlin
Genre: Semi-magical modern AU. Rom-com. Movie fusion. Coming out story. Pile of puppies and rainbows.
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin ♥ . There's also Merlin/Morgana (of a fashion), Leon/Elena, Gwen/Lance, past Arthur/Gwen, past Arthur/Gwaine, past Morgana/Morgause, Gwaine/Morgana.
Characters: Arthur, Merlin, Morgana, Gwaine, Freya, Leon, Elena, Gwen, Elyan, Lance, Uther, Morgause, a couple OCs. And a cat.
Length: ~39K
Rating: NC-17, yar.
Warnings: Mild violence, hospital talk, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, coming-out angst/internalised homophobia.

Sources/Inspirations/Etc: While You Were Sleeping obvs, In & Out, The Book of Daniel, The Dark Crystal, Ani Difranco, The Labyrinth, Snatch, The Princess Bride, Mel Brooks, Amahl & the Night Visitors, 'Least Complicated' by the Indigo Girls, and, as always, Aaron Sorkin.

Thank yous: Le [livejournal.com profile] jazzy_peaches. I can't even describe how great she is at being supportive. Probably because she teaches kindergarten and I tend to whine like a five year old. [livejournal.com profile] tourdefierce, whose encouragement re: coming out made this story what it is. The rest of my absurdly amazing beta/Brit/pre-reading team, [livejournal.com profile] kim47, [livejournal.com profile] hardticket, & [livejournal.com profile] queasy_mouse; their help was immeasurable. The folks in #paperlegends. The superhero mod of [livejournal.com profile] paperlegends, [livejournal.com profile] the_muppet. [livejournal.com profile] ideaspace & [livejournal.com profile] janice_lester for the research assistance. Any remaining mistakes are my own poor life choices. And really, it takes a village to write a big bang, so thank you all. ♥

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