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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)

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

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

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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.

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).

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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)

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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.

Please spread the love!

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!

Paperlegends 2013

The Finding of Arthur Pendragon:

Story By: Stefofthehill

Art By: Somnolentlyu

Pairing: Arthur/Merlin

Summary: When Arthur arrives in the sleepy village of Pumpsaint he doesn’t intend to stay long, just long enough to write an article on some weird sheep maulings. Despite a warm welcome from the locals, and his growing attraction to the bar keep, something feels wrong in the Welsh village, and Arthur’s curiosity won’t let him leave without exposing the root of the problem. A romantic adventure featuring giant cats, men who roast their own coffee, women who know the rules but don’t necessarily follow them, sudden thunderstorms, and the Pumpsaint WI’s Annual Jam and Chutney Exhibition.

Wordcount:41K

Rating: Explicit

(( I had great fun working on the art for this fic. GO READ IT!! It is fantastic))

Author: seravia
Artist: whimsycatcher
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Freya
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 39k
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Merlin and it’s characters belong to Shine and the BBC.

Merlin and Arthur wake up in the middle of a board meeting in the twenty-first century when they were in Camelot just moments before. Now they’re lost in a world they don’t understand, where Merlin is the son of the company owner and Arthur is the employee. Merlin’s lost his magic, Arthur doesn’t know how to not be a king, but somehow the world keeps turning. 

Arthur Pendragon has been, for the most part, raised by his father’s butler and cook. His sister got away from home and company as soon as she was old enough to do so, but Arthur is stuck in his role as Jr. CEO at Pendragon Industries, in the closet, and miserable. His life consists of his plants, his neighbor’s fish, and his Harry Potter DVDs. When he decides to be adventurous and take on a flat-mate, he hopes it might put a little spice into his life. Merlin Emrys has ADHD and is being thrown out of his flat because he can’t remember to pay his rent or lock the door. He’s openly gay, his f-buddy, Mordred, is a little bizarre, and Merlin’s ADHD meds are about to give him sleep problems. He can’t believe that the boss’s son and future CEO of the company is offering him a room in a gorgeous penthouse flat for next to nothing. People at work are either scared of Arthur Pendragon or think he’s odd, but Merlin just thinks he’s hot and a little endearing. Cue karaoke, posing in the nude, Neil Diamond, sleep-walking, dirty dancing, sex toy stores, and mid-night confessions. And, just maybe, love!

The first entry I’ve read for paperlegends this year. Mainly because I am a fan of the author and it’s modern au haha. I liked this story. I liked how Arthur struggle to keep himself in the closet, I like how Merlin protects Arthur even from his friends. I just like it.