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Sep. 16th, 2013 08:16 pm
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)

Sign-ups for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays begin Sept 24 at 10 am Eastern
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 - Bradley's fantasy)
Wow, this week has been the biggest emotional rollercoaster ever (fannishly speaking -- real life is quite nice for the most part). I have never had so many huge fandom ups and downs in such a short space of time.

Let's focus on the ups:

-- I got to go see Parked at the DC Irish film festival screening with [livejournal.com profile] chelseafrew and [livejournal.com profile] stellarmeadow. A very good movie hitting surprisingly close to home for me on a few levels. Colin Morgan remains a relentlessly impressive actor and also just exquisite to look at. I got to meet and chat with [livejournal.com profile] stagarden and wave briefly to [livejournal.com profile] incapricious (okay, we really just have to meet properly already!)

-- People actually read and liked my unicorn porn! I love you guys so much for actually giving it a chance.

-- I got the best story ever for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays! If you like modern royal AUs, you are going to love this. If you like teenage boys kissing, pining, jealousy, or second chances at love, you will love this. Disregard the rating and the unnecessarily self-deprecating author's note -- you are going to love this fic.

Here, go read it: Same River Twice.

I can't wait to find out who wrote it and HOW THEY CLIMBED INTO MY BRAIN.

So what were your fannish ups and downs this week?
corilannam: (Merlin - stuck at work)
The long trailer for the Hunger Games movie debuted on Good Morning America this morning, and OMG, I still have chills all over my body.





Still bummed it's not eligible for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide this year, but it looks like the movie is going to give me the story I was going to ask for anyway.

Off topic: If someone (me, for instance) tells you their grand plan for skipping over the sex scene in their story and going back to fill it in later because that's going to be so much more efficient, feel free to mock.

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