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For a moment, I thought I wouldn't post a rec again, because some people in fandom are disgusting me, and I didn't want anything to do with them. But who would I be if I stopped doing what I like to do and sharing what I love because some people have nothing better to do with their lives than telling anonymous hate over people's back? Beside, even if they feel so powerful, they are a very small minority. Mostly, fandom is about love, and let's not forget that.


I know I'm not nearly done with my [livejournal.com profile] paperlegends reading, but I saw today that someone made a reel fic over The King's Speech, which is a movie I love, and I couldn't not read it. It's a Arthur/Merlin Modern Au (or maybe Historical?)
 

The Prince's Speech, by [livejournal.com profile] a8c_sock ; PG ; Four Parts ; 37k words
A/S : Arthur is the Crown Prince of Camelot, he has just one problem, his speech. When his father takes ill he finds he must either find his voice or risk losing the throne. Can unconventional speech therapist Merlin Emerson help the Prince speak? And what happens when the Prince falls in love with the man who has helped him find his voice?
I loved the movie so much, I couldn't not read this. And I was not disappointed. It starts like the movie, awesome as it is, and then, slowly, the author's choices, and the show's characteristic (especially Merlin's characterization, which is breathtaking in this fic) are taking over, and things diverty from the movie... But the important bits are here (including the famous speech, which makes me very emotionnal, because it's a beautiful speech)... and then it goes further the movies timeline, because Arthur and Merlin are in love, and that requires some talk, right? The ending is beautiful, and I'll leave you to discover it by yourself.

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 And guess what? Another Merlin/Arthur Modern AU!

Third Time's Lucky, by [livejournal.com profile] glimmergirl ; PG-13 (or PG?) ; One-Shot ; 2640 words
A/S : modern au royal wedding fic?
This fic is turning everything upside down because here Merlin is the Prince of Wales and Arthur is "only" future Earl of Pembroke. This is about the three time Merlin proposed during their relationship. This is a wonderful fic, with just enough flangst to be good, and I love the idea of a magical Prince of Wales. Very nice fic!
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 This is not exactly an author rec, since I'm not gonna do a real selection (cause I'm unable to...) I'm just gonna do a massive rec of works from one author who is the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell !

Let's take a look into the Tales from the Loathly Lady. I opened all the fics I read from her and bookmarked, then I did some drastic choices, and there's still... ten fics !!!! So let's go for a massive rec :

She doesn't rate her fics, and I remember all of them being PG, but some might be PG-13. Let me know if it's the case.

A Merlin/Arthur Canon Era fic :

Fix the Twist in You by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell ; PG (?) ; One-Shot; 2200 words
A/S : The longer Merlin's lies go on, the harder Arthur finds it to trust him.
This is a really interesting fic because unlike all the Arthur-has-known-for-a-while-and-doesn't-care fics, there's an actual reflection about the fact that, maybe Arthur doesn't care about the magic, but he cares about the lie itself. This is not a "happy-fluffy" fic but neither is it stupid angst. It's more real than this.
Selection of Merlin/Arthur Modern AUs (or a lot of amazing fics among amazing fics) :

Most Popular (and well... I love it):
No Business Like Show Business by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell  ; PG-13 ; One-Shot
A/S : In which Merlin is promoted from production intern to talent, is easily mortified, and has Post-It arguments with Arthur while the art department watches in glee. Also, there are gay dragons.
A wonderful, wonderful fic, where Merlin and Arthur are the voices of cartoon characters for a popular (gay friendly) tv show. This is a whole lot of fun. And there's also a sequel No People Like Show People where they discover fanfictions and fanarts, and this is really great !
Edit (Oct. 2011): There's new a new sequel: Get That Happy Felling
Edit 2 (Nov. 2011): another sequel has been added! It's called Stealing That Extra Bow and it's maybe the cutest part of this verse (is that possible?)

Personal Favourite :
Possibly Maybe I'm Falling For You, followed by Fallen Quite Hard Over You by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell  ; PG-13 ; 3 Parts; 16k words
A/S : Merlin walks into his favourite coffee shop one morning to find the Prince of Wales behind the till. His life only gets more surreal from there.
This fic is completely surreal, but completely amazing. This is the "it can only happen in a romance novel" kind of fic, but it manages to stay utterly believable and great. There's another fic that looks a bit like this one : Now That I'm Rich They Give Me Coffee that might please you a lot if you like this fic (and vice-versa).
It now comes with a royal!wedding sequel: Fallen Quite Hard Over You. Some more delight to a delicious story.

or maybe it is 
The Hardest Way Possible by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell ; PG (?) ; 2 Parts ; 12,5 k
A/S : 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.
This is a slow, poetic fic. There's this nice, friendly atmosphere about it which makes me very comfortable reading it, andf wanting to read it again. Plus there's some nice plot and the characters are all very interesting !
Cutest :
The Boy Next Door by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell  ; PG-13 ; One-Shot ; 6800 words
[livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell 's fics are generally very fluffy. And this one is the fluffiest of all her fics. But if you like sugar, this is delightful. The boys are climbing mountains of cuteness and the reader ends up with an huuuuge smile.
And Yet don't forget :

Map our Escape, by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell ; PG (?) ; One-Shot
A/S : Arthur feels tied down and unhappy with his life, so he throws a dart at a map--and ends up in Ealdor.
This is your dream "go away and start a new life" fic. Personally, it makes me dream. This is the kind of fic that makes you believe in chance or such things, and sometimes it's nice not to be rational and just let your mind wander and take you to this kind of places.


Something Dumb to Do by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell ; PG (?) ; One-Shot ; 4500 words
A/S : The cardinal rule of being a wedding planner is not falling in love with the bride or groom. Arthur's never had trouble with that rule.
I won't tell you what's so great in that fic because that would be a major spoiler and I really wouldn't want to spoil you the fun. This is the kind of summary that reminds me of a lot of Harry Potter fics, yet it's so very different and even more likeable.  

Just Holding Your Hand by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell ; PG (?) ; One-Shot
A/S : In which there are copious jazz and 40s references, Elena is Arthur's BFF, and Gwaine is Jane Bennett. Yet it's somehow not crack
Because I needed a fic with the gorgeous duo Gwaine and Elena, and this is one very good exemple of it. And because this is a crazy, crazy fic, thus incredibly loveable.from

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