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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!)


Feb. 20th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
More requests!
I'm sorry. I just can't help myself!

Request #1: Uther/Hunith. Uther has to take shelter with Hunith for some reason (hiding out in Ealdor after a failed battle with a neighboring king?). He finds out about Arthur having helped Ealdor, but can't exactly be too angry about it, considering that the people of Ealdor are giving him shelter for that very reason - they feel that they owe him. He also ends up appreciating peasant life while taking a break from the crazy kingly duties of ruling Camelot. He and Hunith have conversations about parenthood and its attendant responsibilities, and Uther leaves with a new understanding of how he might better communicate with his son. I want Hunith to be characterized as the strong, gentle, noble woman she is - and I want Uther to appreciate her for it, to finally recognize that peasants can be noble, too. A sense of remorse for not having helped her earlier, when she had come to beg him for help, would be great too. Maybe Uther's a little bit in love with her? Or he feels more affection and respect for her than he has for any woman since his wife's death, anyway.

Request #2: Soon after the end of season 1, Merlin finds out that Arthur actually knows about his magic, and has known for some time - or has been piecing things together and has a tentative understanding of the fact that Merlin might be "a little bit magic". However, Arthur has been hiding his knowledge for some reason. Why is this? (Er, I know that this requires what might seem to be a modification of the past, but it doesn't actually change any canonical facts to have Arthur know and not say anything, right? Right.)

Request #3: Arthur goes undercover as a commoner, and learns many valuable lessons about life. The experience ends up (or will end up) making him a better king. I'd be very happy if he went undercover with Merlin, so that they were both forced to live as equals and Arthur couldn't order Merlin around anymore - but really, you don't have to include Merlin if you don't want to. Most important thing: Arthur as a commoner. Make up any reason you need for him to have to do this!

Request #4: A serial killer in Camelot! Like, I don't know, Jack the Ripper but in Arthurian times. The people are panicking; nobody knows who the criminal is. The killer targets only young women who are virgins, and there are rumors that the murders might in fact be for a magical reason (virgin sacrifice?). But no one really knows. In order to find out who the serial killer is, Arthur and Uther try to come up with a plan. The only feasible plan is to set up a decoy and tempt the murderer out of hiding - but who to use as bait? They can't use a woman, obviously, since that would be dishonorable. That's when someone comes up with a brilliant idea - MERLIN CAN BE THE WOMAN! Um. The female victim. Arthur resists the proposal; Uther insists. ("Who else can it be?" Merlin's pretty enough to get by as a girl, anyway. And it turns out that he's a virgin.) Crack involving cross-dressing and stalking (Arthur following at a distance to make sure that Merlin's safe) is a must. Arthur/Merlin must ensue, especially after a bizarre near-death encounter with an insane and possibly magical serial killer. How will Arthur rescue his girl? It's up to you!

Request #5: A sorcerer infiltrates Camelot by disguising himself (or herself) as someone we all know well. Who does the sorcerer impersonate, and to what end? How does everyone else figure out that it's an impostor? What happened to the original, anyway, or are there two copies of the same person roaming around? Do whatever you like with this scenario!

Edited at 2009-02-20 04:58 am (UTC)
Feb. 20th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Re: More requests!
The weird thing about your Uther/Huntith one is, before Vista crashed my Sims 2 (grr) I had a Merlin family (Uther had Arthur, then Morgana, then Merlin and Huntih had some family problems and Arthur begged him to take them in. Cos they have a huge house) and I was planning for Uther and Hunith to fall in love....

I'm a nutter. I know.
Feb. 21st, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
Re: More requests!
Feb. 21st, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
Re: More requests!
Amen to that!
Feb. 22nd, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: More requests!

I have signed up for waaaay too many for my sanity. But if no one else who can actually write signs up for the Hunith/Uther, may I? Can I even ask to be pencilled in against a prompt, or is that against the rules?
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: More requests!
OH MY GOSH YOU TOOK MY HUNITH/UTHER PROMPT! YOU ARE MADE OF WIN! Seriously, I wasn't sure anyone would take up that prompt, especially since I was so anal and provided so much detail for it, haha. Not to mention - Hunith/Uther. Rarest of the rare ships, huh? I think that when you write this story, it might just be the FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE ENTIRE KINGDOM FANDOM. <3

Unfortunately I cannot pencil you in next to the prompt (everyone's encouraged to claim as many prompts as possible, including pre-chosen ones). But, like I said, it's highly unlikely that you'll have 15 different people claiming a Hunith/Uther prompt, lol. :D

Thank you so much! *beams*
Feb. 23rd, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: More requests!
*sigh* OH WELL. If you can't pencil me in, it'll just have to go down for definite in pen. :D

IT'S JUST SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA. Seriously, I LOVE it - even if it's not luuuuuuurve, just respect and friendship - more likely, maybe? Uther seems like a One True Love kind of guy, which is simultaneously wrong, and horrifically cute; like a kind of mutant puppy ^_^ - but his gradual realisation (re-realisation, I think), that these are PEOPLE he's ruling/dealing with. A reawakening of parts of that died with Igraine.

*forces self to stop*

But JUST THINK OF IT! This could be what sparks Camelot as we know it, notions which started with Uther - a la myth - and which ARthur fostered and made standard policy! *flails*

Um, yes. Stopping now. :D

Feb. 22nd, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Re: More requests!
Eek. Sorry. Can't help myself. Unless I'm WAAAAY over the prompt claiming limit - is there a prompt claiming limit? *sprints off to re-check rules* - I'd love to be put down for Prompt No. 3. Please.

And for the record, request 5 is awesomesauce on a stick.

*shuts down window for own sanity*

I'm so, so sorry. *blush*
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Re: More requests!
No, no, no, you're not at ALL over the claiming limit! Actually, there IS no claiming limit, so you can't be over it! :D :D :D

Wow, thanks so much. You're claiming another one of my prompts? Claim away! With so many people claiming my prompts, I swear, I feel like Christmas has come early to me this year. :)

P.S. Consider leaving that window open. Peter Pan came through Wendy's, didn't he? Imagine what charming, fey young man might come through yours! (Lol, for some reason, I'm now imagining a Peter!Arthur and Wendy!Merlin AU... I might have to write this for you, just as thanks! Edit: On second thought - Peter!Merlin and Wendy!Arthur. :D)

Edited at 2009-02-23 03:22 am (UTC)
Feb. 23rd, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: More requests!
*laughs* If I didn't have recurrent zombie dreams - please, oh please, don't ask ^_^ - I would totally leave my window open in the hope of Merlin!Peter coming through my window.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WRITE THAT FIC. Except, happy ending? Plz? Because... it's so sad in the booook... *weeps in anticipation*

*grin* I'm happy to help with a little bit of christmas for you! I just hope my fic won't let you down.. :D
Feb. 24th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: More requests!
Whee! Because I am INSANE, apparently, I've just written your Peter Pan fic! Here it is! I hope you like it! (These bunnies, it's best to clear them out of my head before they start multiplying.) <3
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: More requests!
Oh gawd #4 is the most awesomest request!

Also: I will shower much love and devotion on a Peter!Merlin & Wendy!Arthur fic <333
(Does this mean Uther is Hook? AHAHAHAHHAHAHA)
Mar. 1st, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: More requests!
Dude, HOW ARE YOU SO CREATIVE? I came over here the other day intending to leave some prompts, but then I was all, 'UM. ER. AUUUUUGH, ETC, ETC' and I ran away.

NUMBER FIIIIIIIIVE, OH GOD. I REALLY, REALLY WANT TO CLAIM THAT, YOU HAVE NO IDEA. Gaaaah, no! I must practice restrain and common sense!
Mar. 1st, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
Re: More requests!
COMMON SENSE WHUT! Darling, you're a FANGIRL. Common sense does not EXIST in your dictionary. Which is really just a pictionary of beautiful boys in very creative positions. <3

And please do leave prompts of your own! How am I supposed to claim them, otherwise? *PUPPY EYES*

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.
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