I'm somewhat of a bottom!Arthur ~connoisseur~, so when [livejournal.com profile] katie_andrew asked for a list of my fave bottom!Arthur fics, I was on it like, well, Merlin on Arthur. I was just gonna shoot her an email but then a couple of my other twitter followers seconded the request and I was all, well, why not make an LJ post and spread the love like, well, Merlin spreads Arthur's legs.

♥ I've tried to make note of any major warnings, but please make sure you read the warnings the author has listed for your own safety ♥ Assume all fics are rated NC-17 and not safe for work ♥ To the best of my ability, pairings are listed in order of occurrence/mention ♥ Please please feel free to leave your own favourites in the comments! ♥

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I finished two mixes tonight -

A season 2 Lydia [/Peter] fanmix. Listen here.

A mix for good girls with blood on their hands. Listen here.

I think these mixes are the result of the ginormous lady boner I've had for female vocals this year. Mmm, ladies.
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.


2) [livejournal.com profile] camelot_drabble is a thing I am doing! Maybe! I don't know, I'm just bummed I haven't been able to write anything in a year and a half, and there's absolutely no pressure involved with this, I think it could be a good thing for me? COME PLAY WITH ME? Then when you've finished playing with me, go join the community. Ahahaha haha ha...ha? Forgive me, I've gotten into the Easter candy early.

3) Oh okay, so, totally random question that I could definitely google, except I'm here now, so I may as well ask...why is fish/seafood not considered meat? My family, though not generally religious in the slightest, always do the abstaining from meat thing on Good Friday, so we always have seafood and I DON'T UNDERSTAND. YOU ARE FLESH FROM AN ANIMAL, Y SO SPECIAL, SEAFOOD?

3a) Did you guys ever hear that joke in primary school, where you'd ask someone if they liked seafood and if they said yes, you'd open your mouth to show them half-masticated food and say "see? food!" and it was ALWAYS HILARIOUS?

4) Speaking of opening mouths, I went to the dentist on Monday. Barely got any sleep the night before, was PACKING IT the morning of, but the dentist was tiny and adorable and I wanted to keep her forever. I have to get my wisdom teeth out at the end of the month and then some fillings and I'm super scared about these things. We were discussing the procedure and she's like, yeah, it's probably best you go to the doctor and get a script for valium. YOU DON'T KNOW ME OKAY MAYBE I'LL BE SUPER BRAVE AND AWESOME THAT DAY. MAYBE I WON'T EVEN WANT PAINKILLERS. THE DENTAL ASSISTANT WILL COME UP TO ME WITH THE NUMBING NEEDLE AND I'LL BE LIKE NO. I'M GONNA DO THIS RAW. I'VE GOT THIS.

That, or I'll wet myself with fear.

One of those two things, almost definitely.

5) Cheat's After Dinner Mint Cheesecake:

Serves one

¼ of a philly cheese packet, softened
caster sugar
2 Mint Slice biscuits (or your country's closest equivalent), crushed
dark chocolate, melted

1 - Beat cream cheese and about 1 tablespoon of caster sugar together until combined.
2 - Add about 1 tablespoon of cream and beat until combined.
3 - Add crushed biscuits and stir to incorporate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes-an hour.
4 - Swirl melted (but cool) chocolate through.
5 - Fucking gorge on that shit.

Sorry for the shady measurements, I was ~improvising. Add a drop of peppermint essence if you want a stronger mint flavour.

6) Oh man, sugar crash.

7) One more Bradley for the road

WHY OH WHY IS THERE NOT A MERLIN CRICKET FIC? I will bitch about this forever until there is one, so you may as well just write it for me and save yourself some Australian whining. JUST SAYING.

Congratulations to everyone on my flist who completed their Big Bang this year, by the way, what an achievement! (I'm wildly jealous of your words and I hate you all ♥) I haven't read them all yet but I really loved [livejournal.com profile] fuzzytomato02's Fractured Fairytale and [livejournal.com profile] dayari's The Ivy Crown, which is a whopping 251k. I spent the better portion of 24 hours engrossed in this one and then proceeded to wander about the house, lost and wailing: 'BUT WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE NOW?'.

Who else is getting really antsy for s4? I swear this break seems like the longest ever. Did you know last year at this time we only had one more week to wait? ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME CRY, BBC? ARE YOU?

Moving on from Merlin now, I swear this is the last dessert for a while:

New recipe #17 - Irish Cream Cheesecake )
Thing, the first:

mixtape exchange


Thing, the second:

HARRY POTTER. Man, tumblr was on fire yesterday with all the sad graphics and did you see the speeches by the trio and Jo at the premiere? Bastards made me cry.

I'm seeing the film next Saturday, so I'll be avoiding all reaction posts until then. Or, trying to, at least.

Thing, the third:

How awkward/awesome would it be if Colin Morgan and Rupert Grint had to promote a movie together? ALL THAT INTERVIEW FAIL, CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE? Bless their little failboat hearts <333

Thing, the fourth:

I spent Sunday and Monday sick with a stomach bug or food poisoning and then by Tuesday night, I had the flu. God, my immune system hates me.

Thing, the fifth (and final):

Second post for today. Don't lie, you missed this, didn't you?

Yeah you did.

SO, I don't usually do recs, but here, HAVE SOME MONTHS-OLD STUFF.

Right, so this fic? The Reason That I Laugh And Breathe by [livejournal.com profile] glimmergirl. IS. AMAZING. THE LOVE, OH MY GOD. I CRIED. It's so depressing to realise you'll never have love like this.

Being With You by anon. WIP alert. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T BE ABANDONED. Denial fic is one of my favourite tropes, I'm not even going to lie.

The Prince's Sword by [livejournal.com profile] psmithery. THIS IS EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT SCHOOL-AGED!BOYS FIC. The sexy tension in this fic, broken up between (deliberately) bad '80s porn, is just GENIUS.

Unrelated note, the first - a public service announcement: more prostate stimulation fics please. Like, not just mentioned in passing as 'that spot inside him that made him see stars'. Actual, legit focus. PLEASE. Pleeeease.

Unrelated note, the second - Bradley's arse:

(by [livejournal.com profile] valderys)

I'm not an arse girl, but seriously? Bradley? Fucking CONGRATULATIONS on that thing.
Lancelot fans, today's retold myth caters to you.

God, I love that blog.

In other news, I should have pimped this ages ago but somehow didn't; the Richard Siken fic fest. I'd never heard of Siken before, as I'm not into poetry, but from the excerpts people have posted and the quality of fic produced, he certainly makes me curious. So go check out the fics or be ~inspired. [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate and [livejournal.com profile] lolafeist both wrote fantastic stuff, as well as the anon (Jenn and I have our suspicions!) who wrote this (finished here) brilliant piece, which made me cry (though to be fair, lately, that is an exceedingly easy thing to make me do).

In other, OTHER news, does anyone play Fruit Ninja on the iPod/iPhone? Like, obsessively? 905 on arcade mode last night, FUCK YEAH!

In the final bit of blathering for today, I think it is time for a Lord of the Rings extended edition dvd rewatch because I have seriously not watched them in forever and I used to be so in love.
You guuuuuys, you guys, you guys.

I have found my one true love in blog form.

It's like how Colin is my OTL in sexy form and how Bradley's face is my OTL in facial form and how chocolate milk is my OTL in orgasmic liquid form.


MYTHS RETOLD. I've linked you to my favourite myth so far. It should come as no surprise that it is about a horse cock.

Thanks [livejournal.com profile] ninja_orange
Hello there, HELLO, how are you?

One more night of housesitting and then I'm done! I'm sure I'll be whinging in a week about how I need to get away but seriously, I miss my own bed more than what I feel is natural.

I was going to make this into a proper entry but I'm tired (I have no recollection of my alarm actually going off this morning which means I turned it off while I was still TECHNICALLY SLEEPING) and the cleaner is here talking my head off (you are lovely, dear, but I am not a conversationalist), so I'll just skip to the important stuff: pimping.

I don't know if I properly thanked those people who left me recs and whatnot when I was feeling all wah-everybody-hates-me the other week, so THANK YOU, YOU WONDERFUL HUMAN BEINGS. [livejournal.com profile] wholly_crepe, owner of my heart, soul and a fabulous username, actually wrote me comment fic where Gwaine is a sly fellow who wants Merlin and Arthur to live in GAY LOVE forever. AND THEY DO. GO READ IT NOW or suffer the unfortunate state of being that is before you knew that yeah, duh, of course Gwaine totally does yoga, how did I not think of that before?

And then, in the early hours of this morning, I had the pleasure of doing beta work on the short fic Oh Fine Thing, We'll Matter Tomorrow by [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate aka [livejournal.com profile] kelene aka writer of one of my most favourite Merlin rps fics EVER (Your Movements are Irregular (But My Gravity is Constant)). Go read it and love it, it is fabulous!

And dude, l-o-l, in linking that I totally just noticed the tag +campaign for badass colin activate! and YES. F-list, we have decided there needs to be more fic in which Colin wields a weapon, wears a sharp suit and maybe even drives a really hot car, so, you know, get on that, guys. Badass!Colin is sorely needed for Bradley's pleasure.

See you guys on Merlin day ♥
Merlin fandom has been a bit of a buzzkill this week, what with a lot of spazzing going on about the spoiler pics from Pierrefonds, so here's something fun from two lovely ladies on my flist:

Kink Me, Merlin Fill Fest!
Want to see your favorite kinky prompts filled at the [livejournal.com profile] kinkme_merlin? Then come on over to the Kink Me, Merlin Fill Exchange Fest! We want porn and we want it complete! See you there. ♥ ♥ ♥

Go forth and porn, my pretties.

What's that? You need inspiration? Well, okay. Because you asked nicely, today's inspiration comes in the form of Mr Bradley James, who would sprawl all over your heart if you gave him half a chance;

Pic by [livejournal.com profile] yavannauk, here

And just in case you're not convinced yet:

Something bookish, something music-y )

And finally, something spoilery. Brief True Blood season three spoilers ahead. )
In a ridiculously happy mood tonight. Point form power!

*Bought myself some userpic space today, go see my new ones!

*Posted Bradley/Colin porn yesterday in case you missed it.

*[livejournal.com profile] rayslady and I should be taken out to a meadow and shot, as we quite honestly have no dignity left after we spent a good hour discussing what Bradley would be like if a) he was ill or b) he was pregnant. I wish I had NOT JUST CLOSED THE CHAT WINDOW LIKE A DICKHEAD THOUGH.

*There's been talk of a love-fest meme for the Merlin fandom going around, someone's doing this right? We need a big, gay orgy of love!

*Big family get together at my house this weekend, I'm very excited! I'm completely in charge of the cooking for the first time, so that should be VERY COOL/STRESSFUL.

*Any Wii games you'd rec? I finished Lego HP last week (frikkin' sweet btw) and I'm gonna trade it for something. But WHAT, is the question.

HP meme, days 5-10 )
I'm playing devil's advocate over at [livejournal.com profile] shapingdestiny and arguing that the magic reveal shouldn't happen in season three. Come join the debate and/or call me a fat cow for even entertaining such a blasphemous notion!

Although, honestly, I'm getting a bit of a headache now, I've never taken the show seriously for this long before :\



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