So I found out that the merlin fandom was doing a fandom body swap thing. where  fan artists write fan fiction and fan writers draw art. 

And I found out about it like an hour ago so this little ficlet is totally written on the fly and I am sorry for any typos or editing that needs to be done but I didn’t have much time. But anyway I thought it would be easier to write a continuation of one of my AU comics.. and I chose leaf head, for no particular reason. 

(screenshot of source comic, where we left off)

Anyway here is what I have written.


[Arthur/Merlin]   [G with some swearing]   [word count: 600 something.]

Arthur glared at the offending leaf in his hand. It felt crisp against his fingers, fragile enough to disintegrate if he applied pressure. It’s rusty red was not as red as the blush that burned across his face. He felt hot, and had an uncomfortable squirming deep in his gut he really didn’t like.

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merlinrpblog said: Merlin rubs his thumb under morgana’s eyes clearing the tears. “its only a dream.. and how far away was this vase from your bed?” Merlin asked nervously.

Morgana felt Merlin rub under her eyes to clear the tears, and she quickly took his hands, squeezing them in thanks. “The vase was on the other side of the room Merlin.” She whispered softly, her voice hitching in fright.



here is yet another list of my favorite merthur modern au’s, i’ve tried to pick a few that i’ve read like a million times and that i think people should also read like a million times. [also take a look here as well]

College/Uni/High School au’s 

Of Pratty Mouth and Knobbly Knees by Sweetiejelly 
Words: 4k + Rate: Explicit Summary: Merlin was able to more or less ignore his attraction to Arthur for most of the term. But then that one night happens and nothing is ever the same again.

Best You Ever Had by Neuroticnick
Words: 36k Rate: Explicit Summary:Arthur has been with just about every girl in the sixth form. Merlin pines from afar, knowing he doesn’t have a chance. Then Merlin gets an invitation, and realises he has a chance after all. Apparently Arthur is bored and wants to try something new. Merlin knows it’s meaningless sex, but he might just be okay with that. Even if the butterflies in his stomach say otherwise.

Close Quarters by RocknVaughn 
Words: almost 4k Rate: teen and up audiences Summary: Albion University’s rather unique ”Get to Know Your Roommate” exercise has Merlin seeing red…and blue, and yellow, and green.

Stuck on You by Clea2011
Words: 2k Rate: teen and up audiences Summary: At least Arthur wasn’t actually stuck there with a stranger. Although the fact that it was Merlin was in many ways more terrible, because he’d just had to watch his best friend almost pull the skin of his hand off, trying unsuccessfully to get free. 

Charles-is-unsure-what-to-call-this au’s

Wherein a Sneaky Foot Massage Leads to Smut by Little_seahorse
Words: 5k Rate: Explicit Summary: (Basically what the title says -Charles) 

A Suitcase Full of Flowers by Loonyfish
Words: 7k Rate: teen and up audiences Summary: In the light of day, Merlin began to realise that something was completely off with this suitcase when he picked it up. It was ten times heavier that it should have been if full of his own crap, and for another thing it was what his mother would describe as charcoal grey whilst his little bag was definitely more of a sort of, well, brown colour.

In which Merlin oh so cleverly picks up the wrong suitcase and disaster ensues.

Punk!Merlin-ish au’s

Dew Point by Kianspo
Words: 58k Rate: Explicit Summary: Arthur Pendragon is as popular and successful as a sixth former can be. He hasn’t quite figured out his future yet, but it’s going to be brilliant, he’s certain. At least until some daring stranger on a cool motorcycle topples his world upside down on the first day of school. Modern magical AU.

The Punk!Merlin Au by L_awlietxoxx
Words: 3k Rate: teen and up audience Summary: (inspired by my punk!merlin drawings, and i still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my drawings inspire people to write fics :’) - Charles)


The Second Time Around - Trailer - Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath



I thought i should share with you guys some of my current favorite modern!au merthur fics. This is partly because i’ve been thinking about doing so for quite some time, seeing as i’m constantly reading everything i can find. and therefore thought it would be a good idea to share my findings. I’ll be putting them under read more, and i might make a tag so that i can update it. idk if it will be useful but heck why not

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I love how active the Merlin Fandom is. There are Fests. There are challenges. There are Big Bangs and Reverse Big Bangs. There are Drabble Communities and Drawble Communities. There are icon competitions. There are stills competitions. There are Parties. There are fic reccers galore. There are blogs like ‘shitmerlinsays’ and ‘merlinbloggers’ and ‘Merlinconfessions’ and ‘Ask-Merlin’. There are blogs like /yours/. Cheers everyone, for making this fandom the best.

anonymous asked:

Soo I hate to bother you but I saw your tags on that Merlin edit and I was wondering if you could recommend any good fics in which Merlin/Arthur switch bodies or have to pretend to be the other? I love the trope but I've only encountered one or two so I would be eternally grateful for any links/suggestions. Cheers!

oh you’re not bothering me at all, mate : D I don’t know if any of these are among those you’ve read but here are the ones i’ve read and loved! 


Not Everybody Has Got a Body Like You by queenklu
teen and up audiences words: 4k summary: "Can you please explain to me why I have just turned Morgana into a toad?!"

Woke Up New by Zee
rated: explicit words: 21k summary: Merlin and Arthur switch bodies; complications ensue.

I would also recommend taking a look here, these two above is also listed there but it also have few others :) 

roles reversed

Next Time, I Will Remember This And I Will Say “No” by paperclipbitch
rated: PG-13 words: 8k summary: “Arthur wants you to pretend to be him so that he doesn’t have to get married to Princess Helena?” 

I would also highly recommend taking a look here, the one above is just one of my favorite but on that link you can find lots of amazing stuff. its like my number one place to look for fanfics. Bless fy-merlinxarthur

(this one isn’t a bodyswap or roles reversed but it’s still too wonderful to keep out) 

Change in Crowns by derekstilinski
rated: mature words: 11k summary: Arthur has traveled to sign a treaty of friendship with other kingdoms, when he realizes they’ve intended to set him up to marry as well. He doesn’t want to marry for the sake of marrying, so he pulls a clumsy, crowned Merlin in with false talk that they married quietly.

Arthur’s true in saying he wants to marry for love, because he chooses Merlin for more than one reason.

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who entered! I had so many amazing blogs enter this months blog of the month, and it was very hard for me to choose. So, I have decided to include TWO winners and two runner-ups. I just couldn’t choose between the two, and decided to just give it to the both of them!


always-emrys - Your sidebar is breathtaking, you have amazing posts and your tagging system is equally as wonderful as is your url and icon

arthurpendragan - You already know how much I love your theme. The updates tab is beautiful and I love the color scheme. You have amazing posts and wonderful tagging system!!

Runner - Ups:

savemyunicornforever - Can I just say, you picked such a great color scheme, and the picture you have as your sidebar and the one you chose for your updates tab is just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

knight-merlin - Such a beautiful color scheme, I love how you matched your updates tab colors with your sidebar image. Love the theme as well, that’s one of my favorites and your url and icon are wonderful!

See what you won here!

Once again, thank you to everyone who entered!!! <3

meeting the minister - magog_83 - merthur [livejournal]

Title: Meeting the Minister

Author: magog_83

Fandom: Merlin
Length of Series:

Meeting the Minister (3.592, G)

Written for this brilliant prompt on kinkme_merlin, The new Muggle Prime Minister meets the Minister for Magic.

A Ministerial Appointment (14.690, G)

It wasn’t many Prime Ministers who got the opportunity to broker relations between the wizarding and Muggle worlds and Arthur felt he had a responsibility to give it his best shot, however much therapy he might need afterwards.

Prime Minister’s Questions (3.258, G)

Arthur’s attempt to connect with middle Britain is sabotaged, Merlin is indiscreet and The Daily Prophet gets the scoop of the year.

A Typical Day at the Ministry (268, G)

A few communications between Hermione Granger of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and Merlin Emrys, Minister for Magic. Inspired by watching the livestream of the Harry Potter premiere and remembering how much I adore Hermione.

Minister Merlin’s Twelve Fail Safe Chat Up Lines (306, G)

A Ministerial Scandal (2041, G)

After their affair is revealed, Merlin and Arthur meet with Gaius to deal with the fall out.

Minister Merlin discovers the Joy of Text (420, G)

Muggle Prime Minister, Arthur, is away at an International Development Summit. Merlin, Minister for Magic, finds a way to communicate with him that won’t risk his owl’s life

Lessa’s comments:

I just loooooove this series; it’s so happy and cute and adorable and just awwwwwww. I love how wilfully oblivious they are, how Merlin is such a fanboy, and how Arthur is introduced to the wizarding world. This is just such a happy fic and I’m still sitting here grinning sooooo widely because it just made me ridiculously happy to read this!

Read it on livejournal

P, G, &amp; E

read it on the AO3 at

by Tamasha

Percival moves to L. A. to forget his past and ends up finding a way to accept it. (Perwaine-centric)

Words: 3272, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

read it on the AO3 at

I have to say, one of the things I most appreciate in world building is when an author comes up with colloquialisms and new ways of swearing or expressing surprise (e.g. “Merlin’s beard!”). Like all these things that would be really weird if WE said them, but in that context they make sense. They’re kinda delightful. 

I’m filing that away in the filing cabinets of my mind to pull out again next time I do world building…don’t forget the little things.