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So, in a moment of madness I signed up to [livejournal.com profile] boxofmagic  that is Merlin Big Bang. To be fair they have a minimum word count of 15000 words which isn't that much and yet at the same time I will have to do exams, a dissertations and two extended essays. So. Madness. But also I am really excited about it!

So, should be working, but have been reading fic and have come to the following conclusions:

  • I am currently all about the romance and the AUs, nothing angsty, just sunshine and daisies and snark. [livejournal.com profile] harlequinmerlin  has been good to me. In particular Lord Drake's Bequest by [livejournal.com profile] pennyplainknits  which I am sure everyone has read, but if you haven't you should!
  • I love it when fics are set somewhere I know, with all the lovely familiar details making a very good fic even better, this applies to a great number of fics set in London, but especially to the Oxford Rowing AU Easy There by[info]syllic  which is my new favourite thing ever, and everyone should read, but especially if you know Oxford as it is utterly delightful to read about Arthur and Merlin going to the Noodle Bar and the Rose and makes me almost nostalgic about my brief rowing days. And it is utterly lovely.
  • There isn't a fic which doesn't use 'prat' more than once or 'worst manservant ever' and shockingly this is not annoying but sweet and 'despoiling' is also everywhere and I don't mind, in fact I have developed mad love for that word.
  • Everyone thinks Arthur is much hotter than Merlin and I disagree! I know Bradley is attractive and all but it is all about Colin for me, especially when he has a bit of a stubble and the ears are adorable and oddly add to his hotness. So in honour of my newly (re)purchased paid account (needed all my extra icons!) here is a poll.
  • P.S Happy International Women's day! The 8th of March has always been celebrated in Bulgaria and it is nice to see it become a bit more prominent here in recent years!

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Date: 2009-03-09 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starcrossedgirl.livejournal.com
I think "prat" may have become one of my new favourite words, just because of the omgcuteness of it all. And you're right, it's strange how something that is so overused and repeatedly thrown about is still just adorable - maybe it's because it stems directly form canon, rather than it being a fandom trope? (Both the prat and worst manservant ever bits, that is.)

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Date: 2009-03-09 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kuteki.livejournal.com
I know, I am sure it is also partly because this is still a very young fandom and soon we will be old and jaded and never use prat again, but I like this stage where all the cliches are still fresh!

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