For insanewordcount's 2013 Paper Legends fic, Shadowlord and Pirate King.

Fortune Favours the Bold: A Shadowlord and Pirate King Fanmix
by Mushroomtale


On LJ and AO3.

Title: Shadowlord and Pirate King
Characters/Pairings: Merlin x Arthur, Morgana, full cast
Summary: See Paper Legends post.
Disclaimer: We did this for fun and fandom and make no profit from this work.


Art for paperlegends 2013 

"Playing for keeps" by Rotrude

“Royal Philharmonic Conductor Arthur Pendragon thinks he has everything under control, until his solo violinist calls in sick the night of a major concert and he’s cumbered with a last minute substitute. The substitute in question, Merlin Emrys, is everything Arthur believes a lead violin shouldn’t be: argumentative, riotous, not properly awed by tradition. But he still catches Arthur’s eye because he plays beautifully and has an endearing way about him that’s not easily ignored. And Arthur does try to stick to that ignoring option hard.”

Masterpost on paperlegends - art masterpost on LJ (With more spoiler-y art + art also included in the fic on AO3)

Paperlegends fic: A Modern Manservant (Arthur/Merlin | 113k words | NC-17)

It’s finally finished, my entry for Paperlegends 2013! Now, excuse me, my friends, while I pass out with exhaustion.

Title: A Modern Manservant

Author: Mamalaz

Artist: Mithborien (Art link here)

Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin

Rating: NC-17

Word Count: 113k (I know, seriously)

Warnings: Reincarnation, Past Major Character Death, Promiscuous!Arthur, Spoilers for all Seasons

Summary: A modern magical comedy very loosely based on Ugly Betty. Publishing king Uther Pendragon has had enough of his playboy son seducing every female assistant he has ever had so he hires Merlin, a man he is sure Arthur will never sleep with. Merlin would be more insulted by this fact if he wasn’t so busy trying to juggle his duties, save Arthur’s skin from ruthless fashionistas and keep his magic a secret at the same time. Expect appearances by oil-lathered knights, the occasional mad druid, a perverted Will and a mental caretaker who lives in the basement and keeps harping on about coins and destiny.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Merlin or any of the characters. It’s probably a good thing. The license fee payers would have only complained about all the explicit gay porn I’d inflicted on them (Ugly Betty is also not mine, just in case you thought it was, too).

For my lovely Aly


Title: Redemption
Author: flakedice
Artist: zerda_vulpes / zerdagratiaartis
Pairings/characters: kind of Arthur/Gwen, possible pre-slash Arthur/Merlin, Gaius, assorted knights, various sorcerers.
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~66,6000
Warnings: Some violence, nothing worse than the show.
Summary: The Disir make an ultimatum. Arthur makes one of his own.

When Arthur demands the Old Religion, that magic should earn his acceptance, the countdown begins.  He has one summer to decide whether he can accept the Disir’s demands.  And magic has one summer to win the favour of Camelot’s King.

(My other PL)


Paperlegends Big Bang 2013

Weep You No More Sad Fountains
By Mertherdreamer

Art by Silver_Falcon24/CaptainJacq
Livejournal       /     A03

The King was obviously surprised by Merlin’s actions, the embrace was swift; the demand to adjust his weight sudden to accommodate his servant’s as well.
Merlin had never held his King like this before, never had been this close, but he hoped, with all his might and every fibre of being, that Arthur would be able to now understand and realise that he was cared for.

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Shit I forgot to sign it.

Art entry to Paperlegends 2013.

Scene from fic:

"True," Merlin conceded as he wound his red and gray striped fringe scarf around his neck. While the approaching winter chill left much to be desired, Merlin enjoyed breaking out his knit caps and brightly colored scarves. It added color to the monotony of dark colored suits and starched dress shirts, which Merlin hated.

Artist’s Notes: Uh. My first bigbang, I though I was going to draw for two stories with three drawings for each story.

….Overestimate much you cocky dumb fuck?

I’d like to send a million million thank you to my author KD, whose patience knows no limit and gave me all the support I needed. I’d also like to apologize for making her wait and worry excessively and not drawing this digitally (I tried. I really did. As penance I will be taking photoshop painting class starting next month, no joke).

Thanks for viewing, now go read!