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Requests and Claims

Righty-o, then! Here's the ubiquitous claims post. Feel free to offer your most cherished fantasies for Merlin's future! Where would you like the show to go? What would you like to see happen next? And what do you think might happen in the distant future, with all your favorite characters, long after the five seasons of the show are done? Anything and everything you can possibly imagine for the show's future has a definite chance of being written, drawn or vidded here. Get loose! Get freaky. Uh huh. Uh huh.

The following rules might help you better adhere to the threadbare requirements of this humble fest. Please follow these rules, and spare me the trouble of spitting fire futilely in my underground cave while you hand my special magic sword over to someone else! Even if it is Uther Pendragon. Yes, that's right. I'm looking at you, young warlocks. Have a care.

1. All requests must be made in the form of comments to this post.

2. All requests must be set in the future. (After the end of Season One.)

3. No request may deviate in any way from known canonical facts.

4. Anyone can make a request; only a member may claim it.

5. Requests must be claimed by replying to the comments in which the requests were made.

6. You may make or claim as many requests as you like.

7. Any number of people may claim a request, so long as they each do something unique with it.

8. Your requests may be as long or as short as you like. Simple prompts are okay, too.

9. Yes, you can claim your own prompt. Just make sure to leave a comment saying that you are.

10. If there is a particular pairing or situation that you definitely do not want to see, say so.

Go ahead and make your requests, everyone! Make as many as you'd like; claim as many as you'd like. You have to be a member to claim a request, though. Keep that in mind.

Once you've claimed a prompt, go here to read the submission rules. Do not post to this community if you a) haven't read the submission rules, or b) aren't sure that you'll be able to obey them. But if you are ready to play by the rules, then you're more than welcome to join our happy little fest! Claim a prompt and get going! The deadline is the 1st of September 2009, so there's plenty of time for you to churn out an entry or two.

Contact me if you have any questions. My email address is saucery AT yahoo DOT com. I'm also leaving a few requests below, just to show the rest of you how it's done. (Ha. Well, the real motive is to get someone to claim my prompts. Hee!)


Mar. 1st, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Post-Avalon requests!
So apparently I'm high on too much teen fest spirit, because SOMEBODY STOP ME FROM MAKING MORE REQUESTS, SERIOUSLY. Sigh.

These requests are all post-Avalon, which means that they're all set after Arthur gets sent to Avalon following his final battle with Mordred. This is something that is an integral part of Arthurian myth, or, as Wikipedia calls it, the myth of King Arthur's messianic return. W00t! Arthur never dies, after all! We fangirls have nothing to fear!

Request #1: What happens to Arthur in Avalon? Does he really stay asleep for the interim of his stay there? Is Merlin with him? Avalon is known as "The Isle of the Blessed," so what fantastical creatures populate the isle (if any)? Also, time is said to pass differently in Avalon; it's like an alternate dimension. Something exploring this aspect of Avalon would be great, as well.

Request #2: What happens to Camelot after Arthur is sent away to Avalon? Does Merlin stay behind to help keep things together? Or do they fall apart anyway? What are all the other characters doing once Arthur is gone? Does the Golden Age of Chivalry survive?

Request #3: In Britain's (Albion's) hour of need, Arthur is summoned again. He awakens from his ancient sleep in Avalon and fights to save Albion once more... Your entry may be set at any time in the future that pleases you - when Britain is attacked by Germans during WWII? During a (God forbid) contemporary terrorist attack in 21st century London? Or during the last invasion of Britain by the French in 1797? Or when the Vikings invade England circa 850-1042 AD? Or a more supernatural threat, like Jack the Ripper turning out to be an insane warlock killing women to discover the source of immortality, all in the seedy surrounds of nineteenth-century London? (IDEK. Just something putting Albion at risk in the future and Arthur rising heroically to save the day. It can be historically accurate or not; it just has to be interesting. Okay?)

For people who claim request #3, know that you can use any timeframe after the 6th century AD, and you can do anything you want with it. For example, as one of the wildest speculations of Arthur's return, you can be endlessly amused by Camelot 3000, which "follows the adventures of King Arthur, Merlin and the reincarnated Knights of the Round Table as they reemerge in an overpopulated future world of 3000 A.D. to fight off an alien invasion masterminded by Arthur's old nemesis, Morgan Le Fay." Uh HUH. Is that outlandish or what? It's sci-fi, Arthurian style! So you can do anything you like with request #3, really; you can make up your own "threats to Britain" if you don't find any in existing historical records that appeal to you, and you can base these threats anytime after the 6th century - even way after the 6th century. Like in 3000 AD. Hee!

Edited at 2009-03-01 03:47 am (UTC)
Mar. 1st, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Re: Post-Avalon requests!
Jack the Ripper turning out to be an insane warlock killing women to discover the source of immortality, all in the seedy surrounds of nineteenth-century London

I hope LIKE BURNING that someone will write this.
Mar. 1st, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: Post-Avalon requests!
Mar. 1st, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
Re: Post-Avalon requests!
Um, I'm claiming my own request! Number 3, to be precise - but it's a very dorky plot-bunny that I have in mind, not very cool or action-oriented at all, so I strongly encourage others to claim it. Seriously. No, PLEASE.
Mar. 1st, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Re: Post-Avalon requests!
....I'm totally working on an EPIC crossover of Merlin/Lovecraft/Chzo mythos that fits your #3. Because, really, what would be a greater hour of need for England than stopping the frickin' awakening/summoning of Cthuhlu?

So....Yea. Now I have double the motivation TO FINISH THIS SUCKER.
Mar. 1st, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
Re: Post-Avalon requests!
Mar. 1st, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Re: Post-Avalon requests!
*rocks backwards and forwards chanting* Damn you, damn you, damn you, damn you, damn you.

I'm not writing request No. 3. Except in the way I'd sort of OMG LOVE TO.

*shrug* Hey, it's not like I have a LIFE, or anything.

On a practical note, I do promise that these fics will get written; I won't claim and then not produce. ^_^
Mar. 1st, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Post-Avalon requests!
If I be damned, let me be damned! Thy fic, my dear, is all I ask in return. <3

The Future Fest

Celebrate the omnipotence of fen! Join the Future Fest and help shape the destinies of your favorite Arthurian characters. Inspired by the new television series, Merlin, the Future Fest endeavors to stay true to canon while still exploiting its limitless possibilities.

Rules can be found here.
Prompts and claims are here.

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