LESSONS LEARNED, by Netgirl_y2k

M/A | 3.2K | Mature | modern!AU, dark!Merlin

summary:┬áMerlin has always killed for Arthur, ever since Camelot, but they’re not in Camelot anymore.

comment: I think what I liked the most in this story was the contrast between the gloomy scenes with DI Carlyle and the happy, fluffy, and domestic scenes between Merlin and Arthur, and how familiar they felt.

I liked that this is a different look at the ‘Arthur returns from Avalon’ trope. I liked that it’s even believable in a way, this madness that takes over Merlin, twists his overprotectiveness of Arthur, and I really liked the ending the author chose for it.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT, by qwerty

M/A | Teen+ | 2K | space!AU

summary: When Starfleet Captain Arthur Pendragon landed on a uncharted primitive planet to escape an unwanted arranged marriage, he never expected to end up rescuing a damsel from a dragon.

Well, technically not a damsel, and as it turned out, rescue wasn’t actually needed, but it’s the thought that counts.

comment: I thought that was cleverly done. Loved the way the author mixed scifi and bits of lore from the show, and I really liked the way it was told, part narrative and part epistolary (of a sort). 

Sevgili NetGirL!

Art─▒k i├žimdeki s─▒k─▒┼čt─▒r─▒lm─▒┼č duygular─▒ unzip etmenin zaman─▒ geldi. Seni ram’inin alamayaca─č─▒ kadar ├žok seviyorum. Sana kar┼č─▒ b├╝t├╝n protectlerim disable durumda. Seni ilk g├Ârd├╝─č├╝m anda formatland─▒m. B├╝t├╝n cache’lerim durdu, shadow ramlarla ayakta duruyorum. Bana ├Âyle bir sistem transfer ettin ki, hi├ž bir komut artik beni senden ay─▒ramaz. Senden ba┼čka her ┼čey benim i├žin bad command or file name. Seninle ├žoklu ortamlar da d├óhil, her ortamda mutlu olabilece─čimi biliyorum. Senin megahertz’in beni de ate┼čliyor. Bak─▒┼člar─▒n beni ta derinden scan ediyor. Sana ├žok g├╝veniyorum, bu mektubumu ba┼čkas─▒na forward etmeyece─čini de ├žok iyi biliyorum. Ben, seninle evlenmek istiyorum. Seninle mutlu bir a─č yap─▒land─▒rmas─▒ olu┼čturmak istiyorum.

TCP/IP, netBEUI, IPX/SPX her t├╝rl├╝ protokolde uyu┼čuyoruz seninle, istedi─čin zaman a─č yap─▒land─▒rmam─▒za Microsoft a─člar─▒ i├žin istemci ekleyebiliriz. Biliyorum sen benden olduk├ža gen├žsin ama tan─▒d─▒─č─▒m iyi bir donan─▒mc─▒ var, kendimi senin i├žin upgrade ettirebilirim. Evleninceye kadar da s├Âz; sana hi├žbir ┼čey insert etme

yece─čim. Evlenmeden ├Ânce DR NORTON’ dan randevu ald─▒m, ikimiz de usulen bir vir├╝s taramas─▒ndan ge├žece─čiz. Merak etme hi├ž bilmedi─čim lisanss─▒z softwarelerle ili┼čkim olmad─▒. Senin i├žin hardware’i ta┼č gibi diyorlar, ancak biliyorsun ki benim i├žin software g├╝zelli─či hardware g├╝zelli─činden ├Ânde gelir. Seninle biz ├žok DVDÔÇÖler seyredece─čiz. Sana evlilik y─▒ld├Ân├╝m├╝nde 24 h─▒zl─▒ rewritable DVD alaca─č─▒m. Pembe slotlu kasam─▒z, i├žinde nur topu gibi hard disklerimiz olacak. Tatillerimizde ikimiz de birer Windows gezgini olaca─č─▒z. Daha sonra da ver elini internet. Sana g├╝zel g├Âr├╝nmek i├žin ├Âyle ├žok ├žal─▒┼čaca─č─▒m ki, ├╝├ž hafta sonra kar┼č─▒na yirmi bir inch plazma ekran

gibi ├ž─▒kaca─č─▒m. Ondan sonra istersen beni duvar─▒na bile asabilirsin. Ak┼čamlar─▒ dizlerinin ├╝zerinde bir laptop gibi yataca─č─▒m. Asla uyku moduna ge├žmeyece─čim. Biz seninle ─▒┼č─▒klar─▒ kapat─▒p kucaklar─▒m─▒zda klavye sabahlara kadar Chat edece─čiz. Ancak ilk y─▒llarda senden biraz tasarruflu olman─▒ isteyece─čim, onun i├žin screen saver, standbye modu vs. anlars─▒n ya azc─▒k dikkatli olman─▒ isteyece─čim. Salonumuzun ba┼čk├Â┼česine babam─▒n eski 8 MHz 10 megabaytl─▒k 8088 bilgisayar─▒n─▒ koyaca─č─▒m, malum ┼čark k├Â┼čeleri bana hep ├žok s─▒cak gelmi┼čtir, yan─▒na da 5,25 lik disketler. O bi├žim nostalji olacak. Hatta y─▒lba┼č─▒ ak┼čamlar─▒ tetris falan oynayabiliriz. Kendimizi hep geli┼čtirece─čiz, zaman hangi RAMÔÇÖi gerektiriyorsa uygulayaca─č─▒z. Birbirimizden fikir download’unu bir gurur meselesi yapmayaca─č─▒z. Aram─▒zda ayr─▒ gayr─▒ olmayacak, bu a─č─▒n serverÔÇÖ─▒ benim demeyece─čiz hi├žbir zaman. Herkes birbirinin s├Ârf├╝ne sayg─▒ duyaca

k. Hadi gel, ├Ân├╝m├╝zde payla┼č─▒ma a├ž─▒lm─▒┼č bir hayat var. Seni istemek i├žin Server ini g├Ânderen o herifin sitesini crack ettim, anas─▒n─▒ da hack edece─čim. Ben geleneklere sadik kalmak istiyorum sekerci─čim. TV kart─▒n─▒ k─▒z taraf─▒ al─▒rm─▒┼č. Seni, ├žeyiz sand─▒─č─▒ndaki emek emek doldurdu─čun cd-rom’larla bekliyorum. Ben de sana amazon

.comÔÇÖ dan be┼č ta┼čl─▒ bir y├╝z├╝k sipari┼či verdim bile. Nik├óh─▒m─▒zda da Real player ├žalacak… Home page’ indekilere de ├žok selam, her bayt─▒n─▒ ├Âp├╝yorum, CPU’m daima seninle.

Not: CPUÔÇÖumdaki bu ate┼či hi├ž bir fan s├Ând├╝remez. E─čer connection iste─čime reply etmezsen partitionumu silip boot uma vir├╝s bula┼čt─▒raca─č─▒m.

SIMDI BU MAILI KAPATABILIRIZ. are you sure (Yes/No/All)?

I'm finding it surprisingly challenging to write an ace couple

because the scenes always get to that sweet/fluffy/romantic place where I’m usually like, “and now I get to write the sexytimes…” but then I don’t.┬á

And the answer is not, “maybe I don’t really want them to be an ace couple,” because I really do.┬á It’s interesting to explore it.┬á It’s just harder for me than I thought it would be, to keep myself from following my predictable romantic patterns, even in fic.┬á :)

Writers, (wonderluck1, lunaplath, vixleonard, starkfish, roseroadkingsroad, netgirl-y2k, mautadite, anyone else i forgot because i always forget people) have you generally been successful in breaking your patterns/going against your own grain when writing romance/sex?

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brilliantsnafu replied to your post ÔÇťHey, does anybody know where I can find a fanfic where Nine or Ten…ÔÇŁ

Ooh, let me know if you find some good ones. (You’ve got me considering what I’d write if I wrote one though.)

FOUND ONE. Actually I found several. (It’s amazing what a quick search through Teaspoon will turn up. I don’t know why I didn’t think of doing that before.)

Small Creatures by paranoidangel (Something strange shows up in the Brigadier’s garden… it’s only a matter of time before the Doctor shows up too.)

The Soldiering Way by Netgirl_y2k (Slightly angsty timeline crossover. Shortly after regenerating, Nine goes back to meet the Brigadier during his days at UNIT.)

The Doctor, the Captain and the Brigadier by kalirush (As the title might suggest, this fic also features Captain Jack.)

Twisting Paths┬áby Settiai (Haven’t read this one yet, but it got good reviews. Another timeline crossover, set during Series Three.)

About As Helpful As You Can Be (without being any help at all)
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by Netgirl_y2k

When Gwen first came to understand that she had magic, that she herself was the cause of many of the odd events that happened in and around the castle, she did what any sane subject of King UtherÔÇÖs would do: she quietly, sensibly, and stoically had a complete hysterical breakdown.

Words: 541, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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I found this fanfic. It’s a Merlin Doctor who Cross over. And maybe it’s only because it’s 4 in the morning, but I can’t stop laughing my ass off.

whoever wrote this, I tip my hat to you my friend

About As Helpful As You Can Be (without being any help at all)
read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/XHsvGc

by Netgirl_y2k

When Gwen first came to understand that she had magic, that she herself was the cause of many of the odd events that happened in and around the castle, she did what any sane subject of King UtherÔÇÖs would do: she quietly, sensibly, and stoically had a complete hysterical breakdown.

Words: 541, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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Gymnophoria
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by Netgirl_y2k

The sense that someone is mentally undressing you, or that a person is viewing you naked even though you are clothed.

Words: 1525, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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ao3 feed -merlin/mordred
read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/XHsvGc

by Netgirl_y2k

When Gwen first came to understand that she had magic, that she herself was the cause of many of the odd events that happened in and around the castle, she did what any sane subject of King UtherÔÇÖs would do: she quietly, sensibly, and stoically had a complete hysterical breakdown.

Words: 541, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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