28 December 2016 @ 05:25 pm
Hello lovelies,
As a thank you for participating on our Fifth Holiday Exchange Fest, here is a little gift from me to you!

Please save your lj name! You can display them where you want, for example on your profile page.

A massive thank you to the amazingly, wonderful and lovely [livejournal.com profile] winchestersfan for doing this for me.
Holiday Exchange Fest 2016 Participants Presents )
 
 
28 December 2016 @ 12:11 pm
Thank you all for taking part on our fifth Holiday Exchange Fest. Every time we do this fest I'm in awed of all the positive response. This year, as the years before we have many great stories and beautiful pieces of art. A massive thanks to all the writers, artist, lookers, readers and commentators for being part of this community. Our motto is -you are all the heart and soul of the community. We couldn't express how thankful, privileged and grateful to each and everyone of you we are. I honestly couldn't imagine how amazing this community would have become when it was created. Five years in and I’m honestly still in awed.

Here to another successful year!!

This community runs the way it does because I relied on my wonderful co-mods. Special thanks to our Wednesday mod, [livejournal.com profile] candream, who do our masterlist, to our Friday mod,[livejournal.com profile] digthewriter, who do all the signs up, as well as our AO3 things. They keep things in function when I am not around.

There’re many things that we want to accomplish with the community in the upcoming year.We are always looking for things that interests you and that are fun/challenging to do.

Also, there’s an AO3 Holiday Exchange Fest 2016 Collection if you wish to post your work on AO3.

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

Holiday Exchange Fest 2016 Masterlist )
 
 
27 December 2016 @ 08:08 pm
Title:Rare
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] ella_rose88
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] winchestersfan
Rating:PG
Pairing:Arthur/Gwen
Media:Photoshop
Warnings:None
Artist’s Notes: I hope you like the banner.
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.

Rare )
 
 
Title:Five time Arthur broke Merlin’s heart and one time he mended it
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] alafaye
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aeris444
Rating:PG
Pairing/s:Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Merlin
Summary:Five time Arthur broke Merlin’s heart and one time he mended it
Warnings:None
Word Count:1627
Author's Notes:[livejournal.com profile] alafaye, I hope you'll like what I did with your prompt! Thanks to the mods for organising this exchange!
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.
Autumn )
 
 
26 December 2016 @ 11:05 pm
Title: The Day I Meet You
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] jungle_ride
Author: [livejournal.com profile] knowmefirst
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Balinor/Hunith
Summary: Balinor wants to invite Hunith to the dance, but sometimes things don't go according to plan.
Warnings: High School AU, Light teen angst, fluff
Word Count: 1,263
Author's Notes: I hope you like it, sorry I am late with your gift.
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 Day I Meet You
 
 
26 December 2016 @ 05:53 pm
Title: Art for The Silent Truth
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] stay_magical
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] knowmefirst
Rating: G
Pairing: Merlin, Arthur, background Arthur/Gwen
Media: graphics
Warnings: n/a
Artist’s Notes: I hope you like 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.

Art for 'The Silent Truth'
 
 
Title: I'll Keep You Warm in Wintertime
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] fractionallyfox
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dreammaidenn
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Leon/Gwaine
Summary: Christmas is Leon's favorite holiday. Gwaine makes it more special.
Warnings: Fluff to the max
Word Count: 1, 538
Author's Notes: Happy holidays, [livejournal.com profile] fractionallyfox! I hope this is something you can 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.



Read more... )
 
 
25 December 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Title: Ballroom Blitz
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] aeris444
Author: [livejournal.com profile] amarie_authiel
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Pre Merlin/Gwaine
Summary: Gwaine's modelling career isn't what it once was. He reluctantly lets his manager sign him up for the popular TV reality show 'The Ballroom Blitz'
Warnings: Some innuendo.
Word Count: ~3200
Author's Notes: Aeris!! I was so sure it had to be you! It was prompt #1 that gave you away. I went with prompt #2, tweaking it a bit as I am not too familiar with the British version of the show. ...or the Norwegian one either to be honest. Hope you like it. Thanks a million to [livejournal.com profile] phalanges_d for excellent beta work. I owe you one, hun! All remaining errors and additionally added additions are on me. (Edit: Arrrgghhh... maybe this time things will look like they are supposed to!)
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.

Gwaine blinked at the sheet of paper )
 
 
 
25 December 2016 @ 07:56 pm
Title: Snow Day
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] osky291
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alafaye
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Gen
Summary: After Arthur's quest, Arthur offers Merlin a favor to say thank you. Merlin calls in his favor on the first snow day.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 1259
Author's Notes: So I've never written a coda before -- didn't even know what that was. Thankfully, someone explained and so I picked a random episode to work from. I know the second half of this fic wanders off, but it does connect and it does fulfill my recipient's wish for something holiday-ish and light hearted. I hope you enjoy! And thanks to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] enchanted_jae
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.

Snow_Day )
 
 
25 December 2016 @ 07:40 pm
Title: The Cursed Gift
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] narlth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dk323
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin (pre-slash)
Summary: (Takes place before 5x11 – The Drawing of the Dark) Following the magic reveal, Merlin has to deal with Gaius retiring and a stranger coming in to take his place. Besides that, Merlin is uneasy about fully confiding in Arthur about all that he’d done with his magic.
Amidst all this, the last thing Merlin ever expected was the life-altering parting gift that the new court physician leaves.
Warnings:
Word Count: 4,272
Author's Notes:
Thank you to my betas, [livejournal.com profile] schweet_heart and [livejournal.com profile] dylogger, for looking over my story. I really appreciate it!
My recipient, [livejournal.com profile] narlth, requested:
As the year draws to an end, it is decided that Gaius should step down as court physician. The replacement is brought in from another village within the kingdom and is less than pleased to have Merlin foisted onto them. With Gaius out, things can only go badly for Merlin.
And also for likes: The boys being pining idiots, fluff, hurt/comfort, Merlin whump.

I tried to include most of your requests. Happy Holidays!!

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 more... )
 
 
25 December 2016 @ 12:11 pm
Title: An Elf in Wonderland
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] bunnysworld
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eurydice72
Rating: PG13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Percival
Summary: Modern AU. When Arthur starts his Christmas shopping, the last thing he expects to find at the market is a wondrous world and the more wondrous man who helped create it.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 3200
Author's Notes: Happy holidays! It's the perfect time of year for fluffy fic, so it was a pleasure to write this. I 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.

An Elf in Wonderland )
 
 
25 December 2016 @ 12:26 am
Title: Noble Purr-suits
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] brunettepet
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fractionallyfox
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Morgana gets Arthur a cat for Christmas. Because nothing brings people together like bickering over cat toys.
Warnings: Modern AU, puns
Word Count: 2,306
Author's Notes: Happy holidays brunettepet! I really enjoyed your prompt from the moment I read it. I hope this was the kind of banter you were looking for and I hope you like it. Many thanks to my beta and the wonderful tracionn for sharing her cat owner insights with me! Also, thank you to the mods and this very lovely community.
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 Purr-suits )
 
 
24 December 2016 @ 10:39 pm
Title: Lazy Sunday
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] p3rfectlyn0rmal
Rating: G
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Media: Digital
Warnings: --
Summary: Arthur learns that sleepy dragon cuddles are the best kind of cuddles
Artist’s Notes: Thankyou to [livejournal.com profile] stay_magical for all the help and encouragement with this, i couldn't have done it without you. I hope you like it and Merry Christmas!!
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 more )
 
 
Title: Feels Like Death But Sounds Like Love
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] eurydice72
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jungle_ride
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Morgana
Summary: AU bodyguard. Getting shot is an occupational hazard for Morgana; she’s grown used to it over the years. But this time the bullet is cursed with ancient magic, meant for her client Merlin and now Morgana finds herself bleeding out wishing there wasn’t so much left unsaid between them.
Morgana stumbles through the doorway, in a daze. The room around her, which over the last year and a half has become as familiar to her as her trustee gun, is now only a blur of colour and shapes. Her weakening body sways from side to side, feet dragging across the floor, tripping and stumbling over air. The only thing keeping her upright is Merlin.
Warnings: brief mentions of a wound, though nothing gory.
Word Count: 1,588
Author's Notes: So this scenario/scene literally sprang to mind the moment I read you’re prompt and flowed together quickly and simply, which is usually unheard of for me. So thank you for giving me a prompt that really inspired me. I really do hope you like and enjoy what I came up with as I certainly enjoyed writing it. Happy Hoildays!
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.

Feels Like Death But Sounds Like Love )
 
 
Title: Gingerbread Men are Difficult to Make
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] p3rfectlyn0rmal
Author: [livejournal.com profile] narlth
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: A bit of Christmas baking, nothing can go wrong, right?
Warnings: none
Word Count: 1244
Author's Notes: It took me a little while to settle on a plot for you, but once I did, the boys just wanted to be saps. So I hope it's fluffy enough for you.
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.

fic )
 
 
24 December 2016 @ 02:27 pm
Title: Promo Banners & Icons for [livejournal.com profile] camelot_drabble!
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] camelot_drabble
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] ella_rose88
Rating: PG
Pairings: Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Merlin & Gwen/Morgana
Media: Photoshop
Warnings: N/A
Artist’s Notes: So I was meant to write a fic for someone but sadly due to some health issues and writer's block I unfortunately had to pull out of doing that gift. However, I was determined to make something for this community as I'm very grateful that everyone has been so welcoming to me and I've had a lot of fun. So here are some Camelot Drabble promo banners for the community to use & and some icons that anyone can save and use! When using, just make sure you credit me! Lastly, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy my gift!
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.

~*~*~*~

PREVIEW:

camelot drabbles icon one.png

The rest this way... )
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
24 December 2016 @ 11:38 am
Title: Starting Over. Again.
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] schweet_heart
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brunettepet
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin, Leon/Morgana
Summary: Pendragon Corporation has bought Gaius’s coffee shops. Merlin’s left hanging.
Warnings: Mild angst, miscommunication, health scare
Word Count: 3915
Author's Notes: I hope this hits your Modern AU, angst with a happy ending buttons. Your specific prompt was excellent but it somehow kept descending into a medieval recipe exchange in my hands.
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 month before Christmas, Cool Beans, the small but profitable coffee chain (three links makes a chain, right?) Merlin manages in Ealdor is bought out by Pendragon Corporation. Uncle Gaius had been talking about retiring ”Sooner rather than later” for nearly a year, so when the surprisingly generous, unsolicited offer to purchase the three businesses is made and accepted, it hurts, but Merlin can understand his uncle’s decision to sell. Read more... )
 
 
24 December 2016 @ 11:21 am
Title: Intensified By Absence
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] dylogger
Author: [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur, Gwaine/Percival, Morgana/Leon, Gwen/Lance.
Summary: After his break up, Merlin is spending Christmas weekend in a cabin with his friends. He's less upset about the break up and more upset about his stupid crush on Arthur that still hasn't gone away.
Warnings: Modern!AU. Mention of manipulative character(s).
Word Count: ~2670
Author's Notes: I've no idea where this story came from, but the angst was there and I just had to go with it. I hope you like the fluffy endings [livejournal.com profile] dylogger. I thoroughly enjoy your art and it makes me really really happy. It was a pleasure to write for you. Happy Holidays! The title is part of the statement: feelings (of love) are only intensified by absence.
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.

Intensified By Absence )
 
 
23 December 2016 @ 07:36 pm
Title: As in Days of Yule
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] dreammaidenn
Author: [livejournal.com profile] osky291
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: A look at Merlin’s life through his prayers every year during Yuletide.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1210
Author's Notes: Happy Holidays, dreammaidenn! Hope you like it. Thank you modly mods for holding my hand during this thing and my beta for the superswift job.
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 more... )