FIC: Awake

Sep. 14th, 2013 07:07 pm
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Title: Awake
Author: [livejournal.com profile] corilannam
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] phoenixacid
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~50,000
Warnings: Some descriptions of war violence
Summary: King Arthur sleeps in Avalon, waiting to return at the hour of Albion's greatest need. But once a year he awakes and spends a single day with Merlin, who will never, ever leave him.

Author's notes: My first thanks has to go to my amazing artist [livejournal.com profile] phoenixacid, who not only created stunningly beautiful artworks for the story, but was also a constant source of support, patience, and encouragement. I am not exaggerating when I say that this story would not exist without her. I would have quit on it a long time ago except that I couldn't bear the thought of giving her up as my artist! So much thanks and love to you, bb. I'm really glad you picked me!

Thanks also go, as usual, to [livejournal.com profile] chelseafrew, [livejournal.com profile] anna_zee, and [livejournal.com profile] stellarmeadow. Without their advice, this story would have been one hell of a hot mess. Thanks as well to all my twitter, LJ, and DC buds for listening to me angst over this damn thing for a really long time. And finally, I must thank our flawless mod, [livejournal.com profile] the_muppet. Posting at the end means I have no unique superlatives left to give her, but we all know how much she means to this fandom. Thank you for your years of incredibly hard work and this last, spectacular fest! ♥



Story link: Read on AO3
Art link: Masterpost of art and other links
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Title: Kickin' In
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Wordcount: ~1500
Content: sex under the influence of an intoxicant

Summary: Arthur doesn't understand why Merlin keeps coming to Arthur's club after they broke up. And he really doesn't understand why Merlin keeps taking the troll magic club drugs when he knows damn well what they do to him.

Notes: This was written for the Fuck-or-Die Challenge in [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon 2013.

Read on AO3 or

Read on LJ )

FIC: Wet

Aug. 7th, 2013 04:12 pm
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Starting the reposts of my [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon stuff from this year....

Title: Wet
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Merlin/tentacle creature, Merlin/Arthur
Wordcount: 1,569
Content: tentacles, tattooing, dubcon

Summary: Merlin has a tentacled creature tattooed on his body. When he submerges it in water, it comes alive and molests him.

Notes: This was my entry for the week 1 Kink Grab Bag challenge in summerpornathon 2013. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 and [livejournal.com profile] emjayelle for the twitter convo that inspired it!

Read on AO3 or below:

Wet )
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
1) If at some point over the last couple years you've heard me whining about a 20K gang bang that wasn't cooperating, I'm happy to say that it's finally done and posted as part of the amazing [livejournal.com profile] perverse_bang challenge. You can read it here -- Merlin's Night Off.

2) Remember the whole thing with Amazon selling fanfic? I did a guest editorial for Geek Syndicate on the subject. Feel free to come read and opine with me! http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/2013/05/29/amazon-looks-to-monetize-fanfic-with-kindle-worlds/
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Title: The Long Way (the Little Lionheart Remix)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] corilannam
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Mordred
Word Count: 9,257
Warnings: None
Content: sex magic, bondage, tentacles (non-creature), time travel, reconciliation
Summary: Arthur and Merlin were on the verge of a magically kinky love affair--if only Merlin had known it. One misstep and Merlin must find a way back to what he should have had with Arthur.
Author Notes: This is a remix of [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26's brilliant story I Would Find a Way, created for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] camelotremix. It was an honor to have a chance to play with [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26's fantastic work. These characters, in particular, stuck in my head and my heart. Thank you for the chance to spend some more time with them!

And a million thanks to [livejournal.com profile] venivincere and [livejournal.com profile] sapphirescribe for their flawless and patient mod work. Thanks for making this all possible!

I would love to hear what you liked (or didn't!). Comments welcome either here or on AO3.

The Long Way (the Little Lionheart Remix)
corilannam: (Merlin - Bradley's fantasy)
I swear to God, the only thing getting me through this stupid, stupid week is this vid:





ETA: The vidder is here if you want to leave her some love!
corilannam: (original)
Title: The Pact
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Word Count: 17,700
Content/Warnings: modern royal AU,knotting, soul bonding, religion, magical genderbending, impregnation
Summary: The ancient Albion Pact demands that the Prince of Wales must take someone magic born as his soul-bonded consort by the time he is 30 or face death. Before he was a Detective Inspector Warlock, Merlin Emrys was young and in love and made a promise to Prince Arthur -- and now Arthur is calling it in.

Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] vissy in the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays fest. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] anna_zee for all the usual reasons.

You can read the story on AO3 or below:

The Pact )

Pimping!

Jan. 5th, 2013 08:11 pm
corilannam: (Knight and horse)


Our final Merlin big bang! That makes me both happy and sad. I really didn't think I would sign up again, unless I could pull together a sequel to last year's story. But after the finale, [livejournal.com profile] gilli_ann and [livejournal.com profile] gwylliondream gave me a huge post-5x13 idea that's been eating my brain ever since, so now I can't wait to sign up.


I've been doing almost no reading lately, despite my best efforts, but I have to rec two stories that were gifted to ME!

First, the marvelous modern royal AU (with magic!) written for me for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays. Jerusalem is the intriguing and tender story of Arthur, the irresponsible playboy prince, who finds his ways being changed by his new minder, the powerful magic user with a mysterious past. If you love royal AUs as much as I do, you must read it!

The second story is Hawaii 5-0, and was perhaps less a gift than a reward for pestering [livejournal.com profile] stellarmeadow ever since our ill-fated trip to Atlantic City with [livejournal.com profile] chelseafrew and [livejournal.com profile] a_terri_beth. What Happens in Atlantic City... is an adorable and hilarious future fic where Steve and Danny are taking a teenage Grace to see her musical idol in concert--but of course, things never go smoothly for Steve and Danny, do they?
corilannam: (Merlin - stuck at work)
As long as I'm still crying over the end of Merlin the show anyway, I was doing some thinking about the future of Merlin the character.

spoilers for Merlin 5.13 )

So what are your thoughts on Merlin's future?
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Title: Forever
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1100
Warnings/Spoilers: BIG HONKING SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 5.13

Summary: Merlin returns to Avalon

Notes: Couldn't sleep until I found a way to be all right with this in my head. Then I wrote it down.

Merlin trudges briskly up the road )
corilannam: (DD - naughty Santa Simon)
So I've been a mess lately. An absolutely freaking mess. It's been so bad the last couple months that I'm seriously considering trying to find a therapist in the new year, as much as that ratchets my anxiety to eleven just thinking about it. My apologies from being so absent from everyone's lives - I've been reading almost nothing lately other than the odd tweet or two, and am just now pulling myself back into the world.

I was so proud that I managed to buy holiday cards this year! I got a set of cute Christmas cards, a set of cute less Christmassy holiday cards, and a set of completely non-Christmas season's greeting cards. Then I lost my address book. *headdesk*

But! I just found it! So if I have your address, you'll be getting a card from me. If you don't get a card from me, it means a) I don't have your address; b) I have an old address for you because you moved; c) I know you don't celebrate Christmas and am not sure whether you would appreciate a non-religious winter greeting card; or d) you live outside the United States and I've misjudged the amount of postage needed.

In the meantime, my mom is here, as many of you have already heard, in the final week of her 3-week visit. She brought her puppy, which she is trying to train as a service dog for herself (!!!). That is going about as well as you would expect if you know anything about my mother. The doggy is terribly cute, despite the awful behavioral issues. I will post pictures if she ever lets me get a non-blurry shot.

We do not traditionally celebrate Christmas in my family, so tomorrow we'll indulge the tradition we do celebrate -- going to the movies and then out for Chinese food. Les Miserables for some cheery good times!

Speaking of cheery good holiday viewing, I am tense with anxiety over the finale of Merlin tonight. Confession: I haven't watched an episode since the start of the Gwen Enchanted arc. At first it was because I was late on my merlin_holidays story and I just didn't have time to do my usual watch-and-review evening, and then it was because after reading everyone else's reviews, I just couldn't cope with my escalating disappointment about this show on top of the rest of my depression.

But for tonight, my expectations are very, very, very low. There's one thing left that I want from this show. There's no possible way it can be what I want at this point, but I have lowered the bar accordingly so really, they just have to put in really minimal effort to meet my heavily revised standards tonight.

I hope everyone is closing out this long year in a peaceful and happy way! *hugs*
corilannam: (original)
Title: Let It Snow
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Wordcount: 1,400
Rating: ...let's call it an R because of the cocks and come, but not much activity here
Content: Fluff, Winter Solstice

Summary: Merlin doesn't want to go out in the storm.

Notes: I really wanted some Solstice fluff to soothe my nerves, so I wrote some. Exactly what it says on the tin.

Read on AO3 (because LJ won't let me post anything longer than this anymore)
corilannam: (Merlin - bathhouse)
Good grief, why couldn't they have done that three years ago??
corilannam: (Merlin - oh noes!)
Well, we certainly saw it coming a mile away (or really about 4 years away -- as Colin pointed out in his statement, it was always supposed to be a 5-year show). Yet I'm still having a lot of pretty unhappy emotions at the news that the show is, in fact, ending after the current season.

I'm tremendously sad that I won't see Colin and Bradley (and all the rest) on screen in their ridiculous outfits anymore, though I am happy that they can move on to bigger and better things. I'm sad that there won't be many more adorable moments of Merlin and Arthur proving they're the real married couple on this show.

And now that we're 3/4 of the way through the final season, I'm mourning all the things I wanted from this show that it's now clear I won't ever get.

* a redemption arc for Morgana

* Merlin and Arthur having a long time to work out the consequences from a reveal

* Merlin taking his true place as an equal around the Round Table

* Merlin having an adorable storyline with Aithusa

* Having Gwaine's backstory revealed and explored

* Having cool storylines for the knights, preferably with Merlin

That being said, I was always much more in love with the fandom and fanfic than I ever was with the show, so I don't see this as any sort of death knell for my love of these characters or my participation in the fandom. If that ends, it won't be because of the show.
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
I honestly just don't have a lot of mental energy left right now between all the actual writing I've been doing, so this week I'm just going to liveblog my thoughts about the ep as I watch.

Merlin 5.06 )

Merlin 5.05

Nov. 4th, 2012 11:38 pm
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Oh God, I'm so far behind this week! I hope people still want to talk about this, because I'm all abuzz from this episode.

Spoilers for 5.05 )
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
As I struggle to finish off this over-15K gangbang, I figured I might as well repost the... other two gangbangs I wrote this year for [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon. Here's the first one.

TITLE: Percy at the Bat
AUTHOR: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam
RATING: NC-17
WARNINGS: None
PAIRINGS: Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Knights

SUMMARY: Merlin gets gangbanged in verse. Originally written for "Casey at the Bat" in the Myth and Legend challenge in Summer Pornathon 2012.

Percy at the Bat )

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