01 January 2014 @ 04:57 pm
Let me first take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year, may this year be one that is blessed and may you all accomplish all your goals.

Thank you all for taking part in our second Holiday Exchange Fest. It was great-we recieved so many good stories and beautiful art pieces. Thanks to all the writers, artists, lookers, readers and commentators for being part of this community. I’ve said this before and will continued saying it-you are all the heart and soul of the community and without you there would be no function. I’m always in awed of this place and it honestly warms my heart when I see people signing up for prompts, participating and commenting on posts. Thank you all for an amazing year!

I would like to thank Tatiana, [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeah she is always in the background and is my sounding board. You honestly don’t know about the random texts I sent her with ideas for the community and unorganized ideas. She is brilliant and I wouldn’t know what I would do without her. Also, thanks to our Friday mod,[livejournal.com profile] aku_rin, who does all the signs up. Our Wednesday mod, [livejournal.com profile] candream, who does our masterlist. These ladies keep things in function when I am not around.

We have so much planned for you. Lots of prompts, song prompts, mini-tiny fest, artist’s month, amnesty posts, everyone’s a artists, etc! So many things that we want you to be part of and share with you.

The masterlist for this year Holiday Exchange Fest is below, don’t forget to read and comment on the wonderful entries.

Also, there’s an AO3 Collection, if you wish to post your work on AO3.

Holiday Exchange Fest 2013 Masterlist )

♥ cd_mods.
 
 
01 January 2014 @ 02:41 am
Title: Where We'll Meet
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] simpleact
Author: [livejournal.com profile] contusionss
Rating:PG-13
Pairing/s:Merlin/Arthur
Summary:Merlin's bound and has been exposed as a sorcerer. Arthur's task is to divulge everything Merlin knows and his intentions.
Warnings:mentions of blood, weaponry and violence
Word Count:4068
Author's Notes:I'm currently in London and it's already New Years, but all my tired and struggling love goes to M, my lovely beta who carried me but still refuses to create an account anywhere on the web, but I know you're reading this.
And the rest of my love goes to [livejournal.com profile] simpleact who delivered a beautiful prompt that I ached to write. I apologise for how rough this is, but I honestly haven't posted any works since '09 and this prompt slowly eased me back into cramming writing into late nights and mugs of cold tea. It's been a joy to write and I hope it fits your prompt well enough.
Finally, a grand hurrah to all the lovely mods. What a blast it's been!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

I'll meet you by the barricades )
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 10:36 pm
Title: It’s You, It’s me (And there’s dancing!)
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] wanderlust48
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ur_lionheart
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: In which there’s a lot of dancing, a final exam piece, a bizzare pair, Merlin’s magic has a crush on Arthur, and Merlin isn’t much better off.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 3899
Author's Notes: [livejournal.com profile] wanderlust48: I’ve tried to stick to your prompt as much as I can. I realize your prompt called for a Arthur POV, but since I was unable to write a good fic with Arthur’s POV, I took Merlin’s. I also didn’t know anything about contemporary dance before receiving this prompt. I had a lot of fun writing this, though! Thank you for the prompt and I’d like to thank the mods for organizing such a wonderful fest. [livejournal.com profile] wanderlust48 I really hope you like it!
Thanks to my wonderful beta [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter who is absolutely awesome and patient and without whom this fic wouldn’t be half as good.
Title from Los Campesinos.
Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.
It’s You, It’s me (And there’s dancing!)... )
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 09:13 pm
Title: The Knightz
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] candymacaron
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] yuan_fen
Rating: G
Pairing: none
Media: MangaStudio & Photoshop
Warnings: none
Artist’s Notes: [livejournal.com profile] candymacaron, thank you for sharing with me your amazing AU idea! I was really inspired by it and planned to draw several pictures, but an unfortunate work accident prevented me form doing so. Hence, all I have for you is a CD cover of Arthur's band - I hope you like it anyway!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

clickity-click for the pic )
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 07:20 pm
Title: Physical Therapy
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] nativestar
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mihnn
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin, Arthur/Gwen
Summary: Arthur notices something about Merlin that seems different. He decides to solve this problem.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 1047
Author's Notes: Sorry for the delay in posting this. You asked for a gen fic, and I hope you enjoy it. I envision this happening just after 'The Disir' in Season 5.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Physical Therapy )
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 05:23 pm
Title:Designs on the King
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] karuvapatta
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsvixxxen
Rating:R
Pairing/s:Merlin/Arthur
Summary:Merlin and Arthur have wanted each other since that day in the market. Merlin has never made his move, but will a visiting Druid Priest that Arthur sent for to learn about the Old Religion and The Winter Solstice, take away Merlin’s chance.
Warnings:sexual tension, brief drugging, applied/brief (and I do mean applied and brief) non-con, jealousy, spoiler for end of season 5
Word Count:3k
Author's Notes: Thank you my darling [livejournal.com profile] yenny2206 for working with me and finding a an awesome beta. You also knew how much fun I’d have writing this.
Thank you my dear [livejournal.com profile] brunettepetfor being my beta. You made me feel special and not the least bit nervous. I couldn't think of a title to save my life but [livejournal.com profile] brunettepet saved me again.
Merry Christmas [livejournal.com profile] karuvapatta I hope this is what you wanted, and that your Christmas was Blessed. May you and yours also have a Blessed, safe, and wonderful New Year's Eve and 2014 Thank ou for such a wonderful prompt. I had fun discovering the differences/similarities between Wiccans and Druids. I enjoyed doing all my research, and I hope you enjoy it too.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.
The name for the festival of the Winter Solstice in Druidry is Alban Arthan, which means 'The Light of Arthur' )
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 03:51 pm
Title: Anytime You Need a Friend
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] crimsonswirls
Author: [livejournal.com profile] val_creative
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin, Leon/Morgana
Summary: Sneaking into Disneyland Paris had been a rather brilliant plan, in Merlin's humble opinion.
Warnings: Language
Word Count: 1559
Author's Notes: It was a pleasure taking your prompt [livejournal.com profile] crimsonswirls! I hope it was something fun and enjoyable to you. And thank you to my betas who sadly won't see this message as they are not from LJ. But whatever. I know how much they love Disney things.

Also available on FFN and AO3 !

Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.




Anytime You Need a Friend )
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 12:36 pm
Title: Under Cover
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] dante_s_hell
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wrecksfic
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Summary: Merlin is an environmental blogger and socially awkward nerd who dated Arthur at Uni. Arthur is a private security officer at Pendragon Securities and thinks that he’s being pranked by his older sister when he finds out his next client is his ex-boyfriend. But Merlin’s lack of political savvy has made him public enemy #1 with some politicians and major corporations, and now his friends and family are worried about his safety so they ask the one person they know can protect him for help.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 1,000
Author's Notes: my wonderful prompt was: Arthur/Merlin. Merlin needs a bodyguard for some reason. Enter Arthur who runs a security business and happens to be Merlin's ex. Angst, slight animosity, happy ending, please. I couldn't fit in some of the more sexy requests without letting this grow into a way, way bigger fic, but I hope you like this all the same. I know I loved writing it!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Under Cover )
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 12:10 pm
Title: We'll Take A Cup
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] rottencreampuff
Author: [livejournal.com profile] beccadearie
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin gets sloshed New Year's Eve and has to stay at Arthur's flat, which makes for an awkward night and an awkward morning.
Warnings: Intoxication
Word Count: Just under 2.5k
Author's Notes: Thanks for the great prompt! I hope you enjoy it. Happy New Year! :)
Title from "Auld Lang Syne."
Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

We'll Take A Cup )
Also on AO3
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 09:02 am
Title: Santa's Gfit
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] kitsuneshadow47
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aeris444
Rating:PG
Pairing/s:Merlin/Arthur
Summary:Merlin was playing Santa in a shopping center and that day looked like any other end till a little boy shattered Merlin's heart and a drunk guy came in.
Warnings:None
Word Count:4089
Author's Notes:Happy holidays [livejournal.com profile] kitsuneshadow47! I hope this sticks to your prompt and that you'll like it! I had fun writing it! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] derenai for the first beta! And to [livejournal.com profile] brunettepet for the thorough beta! (I really should stop writing so late in the night).
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Read here )
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 07:42 am
Title:Lazy Daisy.
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] alafaye
Author: [livejournal.com profile] amarie_authiel
Rating:PG-13
Pairing/s:Merlin/Arthur
Summary:The demands on both their time have increased and these small moments in bed before the day starts are everything when days are filled with duties that keep them apart.
Warnings: Fluff
Word Count: ~900
Author's Notes: My first thought when reading the promt PM was: Oh my God, this person is just like me! ...only coherent and able to put thoughts into words! I really hope you will like this.

Thank you to Mrs Figg, Petty Tyrant and Norc for correcting my mistakes and restoring some dearly needed confidence to a nervous secret santa.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Lazy Daisy )
 
 
Current Location: Norway
Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
31 December 2013 @ 12:32 am
Title: You've Got a Friend in Me
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] val_creative
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nativestar
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Gen
Summary: Once upon a time Hunith was a maidservant for a very prominent noble family.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1452
Author's Notes: val_creative , I hope I’ve done your prompt justice. I have to admit your prompt threw me a bit as I was expecting to write something Arthur or Merlin centric but I’ve enjoyed exploring two characters I don’t normally write about.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

“Noble people are fat, lazy and stinky.” )
 
 
30 December 2013 @ 09:18 pm
Title: to yield
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] simpleact
Rating: PG13
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur.
Summary: Arthur opens his mouth to protest but Merlin shakes his head. “I don’t know why this is so hard for you to understand, but I am destined to protect you and stay at your side. I need to be there with you. Even if you leave without me I’ll just follow after and protect you from the shadows.”


Merlin pauses, tilting his head downwards in an uncharacteristic show of subservience. “As I have done before.”


The last sentence is like a punch to the gut, a reminder of all the years that Arthur was blissfully ignorant of Merlin’s importance in his survival. He sucks in a breath, quiet and sudden. Merlin’s insistent loyalty into battle has always confused him. The quickening of his heart is a new symptom.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 2392
Author's Notes: Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry if this doesn't work with the prompt you asked for. I hope you like it anyway! Merry Christmas!
Disclaimer: Merlin ain't mine, yo.

Read more... )

 
 
30 December 2013 @ 04:40 pm
Title: Dear Arthur, Dear Merlin
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] wrecksfic
Author: [livejournal.com profile] enigma1001
Rating: PG (probably PG-13 in reality for derogatory language)
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: In which a princess arrives in Camelot, Arthur tells a bold lie to dodge an engagement, and Merlin has some things to say about it.
Warnings: None (some mild angst and bad language)
Word Count: 5332 (I got a leeetle carried away)
Author's Notes: Dear wrecksfic, you listed three awesome story tropes you liked (which are definitely among my favorites too!) and so I combined two of them: 1) fake relationships and 2) epistolary stories. I hope you have as much fun reading this as I had writing it! Happy holidays!
Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Please, don't send us to the dungeons. I hear it gets really cold there at night.


Dear Arthur, Dear Merlin )
 
 
30 December 2013 @ 11:09 am
Title: A New Year's Kiss
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] yuan_fen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alafaye
Rating: G
Pairing/s: past Merlin/Freya, Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Gwaine lets Arthur in on a secret and Arthur finally decides to act.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 802
Author's Notes: Thanks to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] issy5209.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

A_New_Years_Kiss )
 
 
30 December 2013 @ 10:56 am
Title: Home For The Holidays
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] viennajones
Author: [livejournal.com profile] witty_teacup
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Arthur comes home to the tiny town of Ealdor for the holidays, with every intention of telling Merlin how he feels. Things don't exactly go according to plan, but maybe that's because he didn't have a plan to begin with.
Word Count: 4,039
Author's Notes: Happy Holidays, friend! First of all let me tell you how much fun I had writing this--so thank you for the great prompt! It made me pretty glad to be doing another gift, in all honesty. But yeah, I really hope you like this. I tried to include as many of your likes as I could, so I really hope it turned out okay. Enjoy! Quick thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rottencreampuff for the wonderful beta <3
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Home For The Holidays )
 
 
30 December 2013 @ 09:30 am
Title: Little Lights Shining
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] aeris444
Author: [livejournal.com profile] clea2011
Rating: NC-17
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin, background Morgana/Leon
Summary: The risk of Arthur, as the non-magic half of the partnership, falling pregnant was statistically very low.  In fact, it was almost unheard of.  And so he never really worried about it.  Not until it was far, far too late.
Warnings: Mpreg, fluff
Word Count: 4695
Author's Notes: Happy holidays [livejournal.com profile] aeris444.  I've tried to incorporate all of your main prompt request.  Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fififolle for the beta.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.
Also here on A03

Little Lights Shining )

 
 
30 December 2013 @ 08:21 am
Title: The Nightmare's End
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] mihnn
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eurydice72
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Morgana
Summary: Merlin decides to follow his heart and do what he can for Morgana.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1955
Author's Notes: Starts during the S2x03 episode, "The Nightmare Begins" and goes AU from there. You had so many lovely ideas, it was hard to choose. Hope you enjoy!
Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

The Nightmare's End )
 
 
30 December 2013 @ 02:51 am
Title:
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] gilli_ann
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] aku_rin
Rating: G
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Media: Watercolour and ink on rough paper
Warnings: None
Artist’s Notes: Happy holidays sweetheart!!! I hope I didn't go too much off-track from what you wanted.
Super thank you goes to our dear mods! Happy holidays dears!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Happy Holidays! )
Also on AO3!
 
 
30 December 2013 @ 12:24 am
Title: Glad Tidings We Bring
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] amarie_authiel
Author: [livejournal.com profile] osky291
Rating: Gen
Pairing/s: side pairing Arthur/Gwen
Summary: Gwen always gives Arthur the perfect Christmas gifts, and Arthur always brags about it to Merlin. This year, Merlin quit and Gwen’s gift is crap. But Arthur still finds the perfect gift under his tree. What’s going on?
Warnings: None.
Word Count: ~1700
Author's Notes: Well I tried. Happy holidays to amarie! I love your writing (Momo!) and I was glad you were my recipient. And that was a killer prompt – unfortunately the fic sort of ran away from me at a few points.
Also, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jelazakazone for the super-fast beta and all the good advice(a lot of which I couldn't find the time to include in this one, so watch out for a possible sequel!). And finally, thank you mods for a great fest. My first one here, and I loved it!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Glad Tidings We Bring )