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01 February 2009 @ 09:18 pm
camelot_recs is a multi ship, multi media community for Merlin fandom. Thanks to a recent poll in the comm, it is now a multi media community.

That means, we accept recs for fanfiction (both Merlin fanfic and RPS/RPF), art pieces and fanvideos.

Membership is open to all, and there have been some awesome recs so far.

Come and have a look.

Posted with mod permission.

Crossposted in a lot of comms, so please send my apologies to your flist.
13 January 2009 @ 11:00 pm
I am in the process of writing a ficlet and am curious about a few things; don’t think me stupid for asking them I just want to be thorough.

Assuming Merlin is set somewhere between the 7th and 10th centuries and Catholicism would be prominent in Britain, would that mean that Cardinals would have been appointed? If so, how many would there be in Britain?

How much knowledge, would say Uther have of Europe’s geography? Obviously they would be aware of Rome and Jerusalem but I am thinking mainly of France and Spain. How much trade would have occurred between countries? Would Uther ever visit Europe?

Any answers would be greatly appreciated so thank you,

In the process of writing a Merlin (BBC) fanfic, I compiled a list of resources that I thought might be useful to other writers in the fandom. There are links to information on the Arthurian legends, Britain in the Dark Ages, everyday life in the Middle Ages, lists of Arthurian names, and all kinds of things that a fanfic writer in the Merlin fandom might find useful. I'm also looking for suggestions of what to add to the list.

HERE @ My Journal

08 December 2008 @ 06:47 pm

Julian Jones, writer and creator of Merlin, discusses his career and the writing process in a recent interview for the BBC Writers' Room here.
04 December 2008 @ 02:30 pm
Since that time of the year is upon us, and more than a few of us (myself included) are writing Yuletide Merlin fics I thought this would be a great time and place to ask this question.

Does anyone out there know of any reliable places on the interwebs to find and research Yule traditions from the 6th century? My own google-fu has thus far failed me with this one and it would be nice to be able to be fairly accurate about such things when I write them.

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions!
03 December 2008 @ 02:15 am
Yup. This post does exactly what it says on the tin.

The greatest trouble for me when reading and writing Merlin fic is finding the best terms for genitalia. So many words just seem overly crude and modern to feel right. Others feel too trashy romance novel. What are the terms you prefer to use/read in medieval fic?

Im particularly looking for alternate words for penis, vagina and clitoris though other body part words are welcome too!

PS; Mods I haven't tagged this as there aren't any appropriate tags for questions/discussions yet. Sorry!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
02 December 2008 @ 03:46 pm
Name: Olivia
Genres willing to beta: Most, really. I prefer het and femmeslash, but I'll also beta slash if your fic is interesting. Also, I prefer beta'ing dramatic pieces although, again, I'd give comedic pieces a chance.
Genres unwilling to beta: Slash (just a personal preference, although if you've worked with me before, I could do it).
Pairings willing to beta: All femslash and het pairings (and I do mean all. I'm not very picky). I'd be OK with a slash pairing in a secondary role.
Pairings unwilling to beta: Slash pairings, unless, again, I've worked with you before
Ratings: I'd rather not beta NC-17 work, although I'd give it a go if I'd beta'd several of your fics before.
Length: Any length, really.
Beta strengths: I've been told that I'm good at pinpointing exactly what's wrong with the flow of a sentence. In addition, I like to focus on characterization and prose.
Beta weaknesses: I have a tendency to nit-pick. Sometimes I think I'm a bit too subjective in my critiques.
Additional info: Some days I'll really need to focus on my schoolwork, so I might be erratic. However, if I can't get to your fic within a few days, I'll let you know.
Contact info: otempora42 at hotmail.com. Or just message me at my journal.
Current Mood: sicksick
02 December 2008 @ 11:02 am
Name: BB
Story title: The wind that blows proud men down
Length: 1,509 words
Pairings: Arthur/Morgana
Genre: Angst?
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Morgana reflects on her future the night before Kanen comes and is greeted by an equally anxious Arthur.
Additional Info: I wrote this for a kink meme but liked it so much that I wanted to post it but it defiantly needs betaing. I'm looking mainly at sentence punctuation and grammar :)
Spoilers for 1.10.
And please only contact me if you're ACTUALLY interested.
Contact info: ali@linney.me.uk