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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 11:26 am (UTC)
1. Morgana is married off by Uther to Uriens and she hates it. How did Uther manage to force her? Likely he did it to protect her and set her up in the world, but it turns Morgana against him and against Camelot, and in secret she starts studying magic. Up to you, but I'd love a take on the situation that not only explains Morgana's antagonism to Camelot but casts her as a kind of a freedom fighter for the religious rights of Druids and sorcerors.

2. Merlin, already an old man/an immortal who's lived around 80 years (here's your chance to write your own outline of the Arthurian history!) is seduced by Nimueh, who either didn't really die on the Blessed Isle (trapdoor? beamed up at the last moment? you decide - but have there be an excuse so it's not AU) or is a ghost. She leads him into a cave out of which neither of them can ever emerge, to stop him having any more influence on history. Why is this so important to her? What is the history she is trying to prevent? What happens to them afterwards? Merlin/Nimueh, I hope, or they're going to have an even more miserable eternity.

3. Camelot is at war. Uther sends both Morgana and Gwen to the safety of Glastonbury Abbey, to wait in anxious frustration for news. The story would be from their point of view. Does the island share a mystical connection to Avalon? Do the ley lines they say cross on the island enhance her prophetic dreams? What if the priests find out about it - do they cast her as a saint or a witch? How can the girls help Camelot from their confinement? I'd love to see a plotline that somehow let's their actions be instrumental in ending the war and saving Camelot.

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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