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Merthur Ficrecs

Since I’ve been binge reading Merthur fics recently (yes, that’s a thing), I thought I’d share some of my favorites! As always, please send any of your recs my way if you have favorites of your own!

I also have a list of Johnlock ficrecs and Spirk ficrecs. Click the links to enjoy!

It’s Nice to Finally Tweet You (T | 15432 words by Pendragons Dragonlord (PseudoAuthor) ) - Soulmate au featuring soulmarks with a twist… Arthur is famous and a picture of his soulmark gets published on the internet… and you can guess what happens next.

True Love (T | 6927 words by platonic_boner) - AU where soulmates can’t lie to each other. How is Merlin supposed to hide his magic if he can’t lie to Arthur?

License to Thrill (T | 14174 words by lady_ragnell) - Merlin works at a sweet shop where Arthur is a frequent visitor… Merlin can’t figure out what he does for a living, but he can’t possibly be James Bond… right?

One-Across Four Letters Starts With ‘L’ (T | 6911 words by Emjayelle) - Coffee shop AU! Merlin and Arthur bond over coffee and crosswords. Too cute for words!

Something Yellow This Time (G | 3802 words by giselleslash) - Merlin owns a flower shop and Arthur seems to be needing too many apology flowers for his own good. 

All is Semblative (G | 10608 words by Whitefox) - Cinderella-type story full of cuteness.

Awake (E | 50711 words by Cori Lannam (corilannam), phoenixacid) - fix-it fic where Arthur wakes once each year on the same day. This fic is hauntingly beautiful… you’ll cry lots, but it’ll be worth it.

From The Heart (G | 8068 words by supercalvin) - office-setting modern fic in which Arthur gives Merlin presents.

Dying to Return (T | 19869 words by StormDancer) - one of my favorites - Merlin comes back to Camelot in disguise, hoping to convince Arthur that magic is good on its own merits.

The Space Between (T | 3403 words by StormDancer) - Supercute fluffy fic in which Arthur is trapped in an elevator with Merlin.

Sick Leave (G | 1026 words by waldorph) - Arthur takes care of a sick Merlin.

Supporting New Graduate Nurses

1. Always be kind. The graduate nurse was a Student Nurse about five minutes ago. Remember your own beginning.

2. Practice patience during hand-off reports. Remember how you were once scared to give report to the experienced nurses.

3. If they’ve forgotten something crucial, like follow up of labs, or starting a stat medication, yelling at them and criticizing won’t help. Guidance will. Chances are they feel terrible about not doing the best they can, and are already criticizing themselves.

4. Giving them the worst assignment on the unit, and standing back to watch while they drown - it may teach them time management, and it may teach them to handle stress - but it will also teach them that their coworkers threw them to the wolves.

5. Involve them in critical cases by having them watch first. They’re likely scared. E.g., a code; they may not feel comfortable jumping in right away if they’re a visual learner. They may even freeze up if it’s their own patient coding. Debrief with them afterwards. None of us are experts. Codes especially. Remember the first critical patient you saw, remember your first code.

6. If they make a mistake, talk to them personally - it isn’t nice to go and laugh about it with others on the unit. They are probably more perceptive than you think. It’s a hurt that will leave a mark, and you may not know it. They’ll try to be brave. They’re new. They’re learning. And just like you, they will continue to make mistakes. Imperfection isn’t only for the brand new.

7. They may not ask for help. They are learning how to function without an instructor. They are learning how to function without a preceptor. They are learning how to just function without falling apart. They are likely trying to prove that they can do this on their own. Sometimes the people whom everyone assumes can handle things well, are the people you need to help the most. Encourage them to ask lots of questions - without installing fear and ridicule for not knowing.

8. Don’t embarrass them in front of the patient during hand-off report. Don’t embarrass them in front of your peers, or nurse manager. Chances are pretty high that they may feel like they don’t know what they’re doing, or belong. It will alienate them further if you aren’t kind. People remember kindness, but they likely remember meanness more.

9. Ask them how their day is going, and let them know you are there to support them whenever they need it. Empathy is never lost on a beginner.

10. When you’re tempted to say something mean, remember your own beginning. Remember how it felt to pass NCLEX, become licensed and the thrill of starting a brand new job. Remember how you’d hoped to make some new nurse friends, and then remember the people who just weren’t welcoming. Remember how that felt. Remember the days you felt like quitting. Remember the people who weren’t so nice. Remember the people who guided you. Remember the people who took the time to explain mistakes, and what to learn from them - and remember those who encouraged you to be the nurse you’d hoped to become. Remember the people who were simply kind.

1. Pick one of your muses.
2. Fill in the questions/statement as if you are being interviewed for an article and you were your muse

3. Tag 10 people to do this meme, (repost, don’t reblog)
Tagged by:
@bctterflyxeffect​ (thanks bae!)
TAGGING: @scarredbymonsters@twdgdeadmanwalking@ofsantamonicadreams@katana-wielding-michonne@dothcmath@innocentframed​ and anyone else who wants to do it!


1. WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

“Price. Chloe Price. License to thrill and all that.”

2. WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME?

”… My name’s Chloe, Dude. What seemed ‘alias-y’ about that?”

3. DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU WERE CALLED THAT?

“I don’t fuckin’ know. My dad had an Aunt Chloe I think. But even then, I think they just chose it on the fly when I popped out.”

4. ARE YOU SINGLE OR TAKEN?

“That… Is an extremely complicated thing to answer… Can I take ‘ask the audience’?

5. HAVE ANY ABILITIES OR POWERS?

"I can scarf down a Two Whales Breakfast – the big kind – in like five minutes, if that counts? It’s a LOT of bacon, dude.”

6. STOP BEING A MARY SUE/GARY STU.

"Whoa hey, man, that’s outta fuckin’ line!”

7. WHAT’S YOUR EYE COLOR?

"Like, the bluest of blues.”

8. HOW ABOUT YOUR HAIR COLOR?

“Like, the bluest of blues. Naturally though it’s this really shitty shade of blonde between ‘barbie’ and brown.”

9. HAVE YOU ANY FAMILY MEMBERS?

"Jeez Loouise this is gettin’ personal… I have a mom and a step-fuhrer. Dad’s currently residing in the ground.”

10. OH? WHAT ABOUT PETS?

"I used to have a cat called Bongo. He’s also currently residing under the ground.”

11. THAT’S COOL I GUESS, NOW TELL ME ABOUT SOMETHING YOU DON’T LIKE.

"Oh jeez, I hate fucking emojis. They’re everywhere and they’re so goddamn annoying.”

12. DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES/ACTIVITIES YOU LIKE DOING?

"Wake and bake– best way to start the day, dude. Skateboarding’s a bundle of laughs, too.”

13. EVER HURT ANYONE BEFORE?

"Like, everyone, ever.”

14. EVER… KILLED ANYONE BEFORE?

"No, thank god. Felt like it a few times, though.”

15. WHAT KIND OF ANIMAL ARE YOU?

"I like to think I’m like, a butterfly – coming out of my cucoon as the real me and all that crap. But ask my mom or Max? They’ll probably say a Bull or a Sloth.”

16. NAME YOUR WORST HABITS.

"Again; ask my mother. More than likely get the whole ‘smoking kills’ spiel. God, just because she gave up she thinks she’s all high and mighty.”

17. DO YOU LOOK UP TO ANYONE AT ALL?

“I give her a whole lotta shit, but I look up to my mom. She’s so fucking strong, man… To go through what she has and still be as awesome as she is, even with a piece of crap like me as a kid? It’s unreal. God, dude, you’re really laying it all on today, huh?”

18. GAY, STRAIGHT, OR BISEXUAL?

"Dude I’m gay as fuck. Are you blind?”

19. DO YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

"Used to. God, that was so long ago… Well, I mean, it’s like a year ago. But y’know.”

20. DO YOU EVER WANT TO MARRY AND HAVE KIDS ONE DAY?

"Do I want to spend my life with the woman I love while producing a little spawn to run around terrorizing people when I’m too old to? Hell fucking yeah I do!”

21. DO YOU HAVE ANY FANBOYS/FANGIRLS?

"I… don’t think so?”

22. WHAT ARE YOU MOST AFRAID OF?

"Ending up alone. Being abandoned. Being lost in a desert… Oh, also waking up as a pizza. That’s fucking scary, dude.”

23. WHAT DO YOU USUALLY WEAR?

"Uh, my clothes? I dunno, my jacket? Beanie? Shirt? Jeans?”

24. DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE?

“Unfortunately, yes. Little fucker has me wrapped around her finger.”

25. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WET YOURSELF?

"I dunno… When I was a kid? What’s it to you anyway?”

26. WHAT CLASS ARE YOU? (HIGH CLASS, MIDDLE CLASS, LOW CLASS)

“I dunno… Low? My mom and step-dork work for crap salaries, and I’ve been expelled from school.”

27. HOW MANY FRIENDS DO YOU HAVE?

“I have enough friends. Not a lot, but they’re my friends.”

28. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON PIE?

“There’s pie going?! Fuckin’ gimme!”

29. FAVORITE DRINK?

"Oh jeez, anything with Alcohol.

30. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE?

"American Rust or the lighthouse… But outside of the bay? Portland.”

31. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SOMEONE?

"Dude did you not hear me before? Hella yes I’m interested in someone.”

32. WHAT’S YOUR BRA CUP SIZE AND/OR HOW BIG IS YOUR WILLY?

"Fuck you, perv. Y’ain’t knowing Bertha and Brenda’s sizes. They get self-conscious.”

33. WOULD YOU RATHER SWIM IN THE LAKE OR THE OCEAN?

"Ocean. But the Blackwell pool is good enough.”

34. WHAT’S YOUR TYPE?

"Uh, I don’t really have one. I kinda like nerdy, but I also kinda like badasses, too. Basically, as long as they have boobs I’m good.”

35. ANY FETISHES?

"Dude; way too personal. No comment.”

36. SEME OR UKE? TOP OR BOTTOM? DOMINANT OR SUBMISSIVE?

"Now that I can answer; Top all the way man.”

37. CAMPING OR INDOORS?

“Why not both?! Camping indoors with a pillowfort! Win-win!”

38. ARE YOU WANTING THE QUIZ TO END

"Yeah! Now I wanna go make a pillow fort!”

because i will never be over merthur, a random fic rec list

Canon Era

  • A Warlock’s Worth by ella_bane (E, 20639 words) When a visiting prince sets his sights on Merlin, Arthur is not amused. A story of love, loyalty, and secrets too-long kept.
  • Favorite by astolat (E, 13035 words) Arthur was tipped back against the wall, his mouth open for breath and staring at the small arrow-slit window over Merlin’s head, trying to work out how it could possibly be that good with Merlin, of all people.
  • Onfindan by astolat (M, 15827 words) Arthur didn’t speak to him for a week after he found out.
  • A Study in Natural Philosophy by Mad_Maudlin (T, 13,358)It wasn’t all that unusual for people to hide their daemons; Merlin, however, seems to be taking it a little far.
  • The Crown of the Summer Court by astolat (E, 24339) “The king sent me to get you,” Merlin said, with a tone that implied strongly that he wasn’t rolling his eyes where Arthur could see, but just wait until his back was turned. “He said you’re to get changed into formal clothes and meet him in the Great Hall, there’s a delegation coming from the Summer Court.”

Modern AU/ Reincarnation 

  • Out of Tomato by MaeSnapDragon. (T, 3039 words) When Merlin went to work that morning, the last thing he’d expected was that Arthur–after being MIA for hundreds of years–would walk through the front door. In which Merlin is determined to get his reunion hug, Arthur doesn’t remember a thing and thinks Merlin is crazy, and one poor girl is denied tomato in her sandwich.
  • The Hardest Way Possible by lady_ragnell (T, 12,491 words) Merlin’s addicted to Craigslist, Arthur’s looking for love in all the wrong places, and with a little help from their friends, they manage to get it together.
  • Intended by new_kate (E, 16,553 words) “Kids have crushes on teachers all the time. It’s perfectly normal.”
  • License to Thrill by lady_ragnell (T, 14,174 words) Merlin’s employees bet him the recipe for the most addictive cocoa in the world that he can’t find out what the hot blond who comes into his chocolate shop does for a living within the month. He ends up getting far more than he bargained for.
  • For Starters by Malu_3 (T, 15,273 words) Pendragon’s restaurant is like a second home to ten-year-old Merlin, and the older Arthur his idol. Returning to Camelot after many years away, Merlin follows his nose and stomach back to Pendragon’s – and his heart to a new understanding of Arthur.
  • The Meat Feast by cornmouse (E, 60,753 words) Merlin is a BNF fanartist for The Roman, a camp HBO gladiator show. He accidentally becomes involved with The Roman’s lead actor, Arthur Pendragon, over Skype without realizing it. Many pornographic shenanigans and misunderstandings ensue.
  • Minor Adjustments by miriya (E, 6087 words) Merlin tests new products for a sex toy company. Arthur is the head designer. It is his job to observe these tests, ask questions and take notes. It’s all very professional and clinical, until Arthur gets hard during a session.
  • For Your Information by reni_days (T, 9846 words) Merlin sighs. “After your…announcement,” he explains, “your father decided he needed a bit more information. Which is apparently where I come in. I’m sort of like his gay tutor, it’s hard to explain.”
  • Screencontrol your mother(board) by furloughday (G, 10890 words) Arthur is Merlin’s tech support at work.
  • The Sex Shop Around the Corner by hermette (E, 25,785 words) Nothing says I love you like a ball gag.
  • The Student Prince by FayJay (M, 145,248 words) A Modern day Merlin AU set at the University of St Andrews, featuring teetotal kickboxers, secret wizards, magnificent bodyguards of various genders, irate fairies, imprisoned dragons, crumbling gothic architecture, arrogant princes, adorable engineering students, stolen gold, magical doorways, attempted assassination, drunken students, shaving foam fights, embarrassing mornings after, The Hammer Dance, duty, responsibility, friendship and true love…
  • Dickmagician by ingberry (E, 8k) Arthur just needed to know that he could take a good dick pic. He wasn’t going to do anything with it, obviously. It was just an experiment, just a test he had to prove to himself that he could pass.Drunk Arthur had other ideas, though. Who knew there were people online willing to review other people’s dick pics?And frankly, Arthur was never going to settle for anything less than an A+.

anonymous asked:

hellloooo! lovely blog :DD!! do you have any modern au in which merlin doesnt know arthur is a prince/politician/something equally important?? :O thank youuuu <3

I don’t know if being a spy or an actor is considered something equally important to a prince or politician, but I put a couple of those as well XD

The Booth in the Corner by ambrosius
When Merlin befriends the lonely man he always sees in the morning at his local coffee shop, the last thing he expects to happen is to fall for him. Let alone find out the man is actually Arthur Pendragon, the Prince of Wales.

Just Have To Save The World (Back In A Minute) by ZairaA
In which Merlin is convinced that Arthur is the worst flat mate ever and also an - unfortunately gorgeous but promiscuous - accountant. Until he’s abducted by weird Russian guys with guns; then he starts having his doubts.

License to Thrill by lady_ragnell
Merlin’s employees bet him the recipe for the most addictive cocoa in the world that he can’t find out what the hot blond who comes into his chocolate shop does for a living within the month. He ends up getting far more than he bargained for.

We’ll Be a Dream by Sarageek16
Arthur and Merlin literally collide when they are five years old. From there, they slowly, stumblingly grow into their connected destinies as the king and his wizard.

Fan Favorite by harrycrewe
Written for this prompt: Where one is a famous celebrity of some sort (movie star, musician, royalty, etc) and the other is a shamelessly enthusiastic fanboy who during a celebrity-meet-and-greet/convention panel/concert/whatever asks the other to marry him/go out on date and of course, the other much to everyone’s surprise and especially the fanboy’s says yes.

Now That I’m Rich They Give Me Coffee by lady_ragnell
Arthur’s a rock star, Merlin doesn’t live under a rock, Morgana’s badass, and Will is the worst best friend ever.

Same River Twice by kianspo
When Arthur, the Prince of Wales, was seventeen, he made a mistake that is still haunting him. Eight years later, can he finally make it right?

Drastically Redefining Protocol by rageprufrock
In which Prince Arthur meets Merlin and all hell promptly breaks lose.

The Meat Feast by cornmouse
Merlin is a BNF fanartist for The Roman, a camp HBO gladiator show. He accidentally becomes involved with The Roman’s lead actor, Arthur Pendragon, over Skype without realizing it. Many pornographic shenanigans and misunderstandings ensue.