You guys. This fic.

Them Gods Gonna Hurt You, Son by skellerbvvt
NC-17, ~137k, Merlin/Arthur (main)

For the longest time Arthur and Merlin couldn’t even find an example of another same-dynamic soulbond, much less any particular reason why it happened. So they resolved themselves to learning how to live with it, and learning how to keep that big of a secret. (BDSM AU)

I have never quite lost myself so deeply or emotionally in an AU like I have with this one.

I want to study this fic. I want to take lectures in Arthur-feelings. I want textbooks expanding on the academia and psychology mentioned throughout. I want to sit in a tiny bookshop and listen to the author field questions about minor characters' backgrounds. I want people on the Internet to condescendingly explain all the things I wasn't smart enough to understand.

I want.

I want another 130k.

Despite being set in a foreign universe where sexuality is not the same as it is here, the injustices all have a ring of familiarity. Scattered throughout the story are cleverly written excerpts from their pop culture, mythologies, religious and academic texts that serve to illustrate just how different our universes really aren't. Society there pounds the same rubbish into their heads as it does into ours - that there is a 'right' way to be and a 'wrong' way. It'll break your heart a bit, both for the characters and in recognising their struggles in yourself or others around you.

The characterisations are superb and nuanced. Merlin is quirky and loveable and LOVING and in tune with everything. And this is the most interesting Arthur I think I've ever read. Oh god, he's going to leave you shattered. He's beautiful and angry and broken and startlingly, heartbreakingly relatable.

All in all, it's just a really fascinating, rich journey. Have patience with it - don't go looking for plot. Here, the story is in the world.

Here, the story IS the people.


DEAR HOT PEOPLE INTENT ON RUINING ME,

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. KINDLY FUCK OFF WITH YOUR PERFECTION, STOP BEING PHYSICALLY ATTRACTIVE TO ME, OR MAKE A FUCKING SEX TAPE.

YOURS IN MOST SINCERE SEXUAL FRUSTRATION,

KYLIE

Are you ready to have your mind blown a bit?

'Kay.

If we compressed the fourteen billion years of our universe's history into just fourteen years, the earth would have only existed for the past five years.

Dinosaurs would have become extinct three weeks ago.

And the entire recorded history of human beings would span only the last three minutes.



Doesn't that just make your butt clench with excitement? Our lifespans aren't even a blip on the radar.

(source)

Excuse you, Bradley James, but that is not playing fair.
Via an anon at m_m:



I- I can't even bring myself to use capslock here. I'm just like...zen. There's just me, now, existing in this bubble of blissful serenity. Do you hear that? Do you hear that noise? That's ferns, unfurling their mossy arms. That's a butterfly's heartbeat, pumping life through its tiny body. It's the sound of raindrops, gliding down the trunk of a hundred-year-old tree.

Merlin, bless us all.
This is not fair to my lady bits, Colin. Not fair at all.



(from here)
/hiatus

So. Colin Morgan.



Why do you insist on ruining me for other people? JW.


(Via [livejournal.com profile] gealach_ros, via the Our Private Life website)

GOD. GOD. BE MORE BEAUTIFUL. OH WAIT, YOU CAN'T.
So, you've all seen THE PIC. It's been reblogged by just about every Merlin fan on your flist, so obviously I'm not going to do the same, that would just be a waste of time.

LOL JK THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PIC OF OUR LIFETIMES. Character spoilers for 3x13 )

And so, because of this, I just spent the entire afternoon on AIM with Julia, aka [livejournal.com profile] rayslady, creating the best fic idea in the universe. I'm so sorry to every other fic idea I've ever had, but you are now invalid until I have this in my life.

How it went down )

ETA: FUCKING FINALLY!


(Via [livejournal.com profile] buddug_92 @ [livejournal.com profile] shapingdestiny)
How are you all today? Have the Merlin fans on my flist recovered from the exciting events of yesterday? Trailer stuff under here )

Now, if only someone would leak the CC Deathly Hallows footage, I could die a happy woman.

Other stuff:

*Went op shopping on the weekend, turned out to be fruitless though, I only picked up a few cookbooks.

*Family gathering on Sunday went swimmingly, all my cooking turned out fine.

*[livejournal.com profile] rayslady's postcard finally came! Actually, funny story, we were chatting on AIM today and she asked me if it had arrived yet and just as I was replying no, my Nan walks in with the mail and hands it to me. Am now convinced Julia is hiding outside in the bushes, plotting to kill, dismember and/or rape me. YEAH, I'M ONTO YOUR GAME.

*Arcade Fire's new album - I've given it a few listens and I'm still not sure what to make of it. Has anybody else listened yet? What do you think? It's a lot more poppy than I've ever heard them play. I almost thought I'd got the wrong album when the first few chords of The Suburbs played. I don't know. I don't not like it, it's just not what I'm used to hearing.

*A Very Potter Sequel was fantastic and everything I wanted in a follow up, I love those guys so much. I can't say if I liked it better than AVPM, but Lucius Malfoy is my new favourite thing, I haven't lol'ed that hard in ages.

*Is anyone good at layouts? I want a new one, I hate the width in this one. Alternatively, does anyone know a good layout comm?

HP meme, days 11-15 )
NEW ARCADE FIRE LEAKED.

*spazzes out*

I am so in love with this week. And you guys. I love you guys!


YEAH, THAT'S HOGWARTS ON FIRE, BITCHES. SHIT'S ABOUT TO GET FIERCE.

Also, Happy belated Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] randomb33, hope it was a good one! ♥
Work today. God, I'm completely out of practice with the kids, I'm so tired after just a few hours. I did have fun catching up with them though.

Bree: You've got boobies good enough to be a mummy.
Me: *splutters* O...kay?

In unrelated news,

Via [livejournal.com profile] xxkezziexx, via this new interview:



I don't usually find myself lusting after BJ but, er, HOLY SHIT.
Via [livejournal.com profile] rainating.

a lovely story happened when bradley got a break from shooting the fight (he looked tired because of this strenuous exercise). colin went forward to him and took over his sword, and then……smoothed down bradley’s hair in a very short time!!! i didn’t take photo of that moment because it was too sudden and i was totally shocked by this tender movement…


Holy shit, my prompt came true.

*whistles innocently* Hey guys, wouldn't it be cool if Bradley and Colin made out on camera?
I would walk on my knees for this woman. Goddamn.






Via [livejournal.com profile] katiem_fans via [livejournal.com profile] merlinskeepsite via "Guest".
I realised why tons of people don't do recaps. They take for-fucking-ever.
Merlin 2x13 )
I have not loved two boys as much as this pair, since the Billy & Dom days of Lord of the Rings.

EPIC ROADTRIP OF EPICNESS IS ON TODAY!



Lol, I love that they know about how much the fans enjoyed the whole miming to John Farnham thing. Do you think they secretly troll the communities or has someone told them how crazy we all went?

*hugs friendslist* Have you all been suspiciously quiet lately or am I just paranoid?
I went to see my aunt's new puppy today. Somewhere along the line of my conception something went wrong and the gene that makes women go all gooey when they see a baby got a little skewed in me, because I only go that way around puppies.


Please ignore my grandmother's terrible legs.

She's a labrador, if you couldn't tell. My arms are torn to shreds from her sharp little baby teeth, but it was worth it!

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