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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. 19th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Another batch of requests.
Request #1: I just want to see someone write their own version of the first episode of season 2. :D Preferably gen, obviously, but I suppose that in this show, even the gen is slashy... Well, as long as it's realistically in-character and nothing overtly explicit, slash and het are fine. It has to read just like a canonical episode, though. Whatever else you do is up to you. :)

Request #2: King Arthur and his trusted Court Physician, Merlin, share a moment of gentle domesticity. Slash! I want them to be at least 30 years old, oh, please. And very deeply in love with each other - two sides of the same coin and all that, except that now, they both know it. And appreciate it.

Request #3: Mordred/Morgana. An adult Mordred (at least old enough to be legal!). Strange, fraught conversations about fatherhood and magic and belonging. Bonus points if said conversations lead to sex or at least something mildly sexual, but even PG-rated het is fine with me.

Request #4: Why does Arthur marry Gwen? (When the one he loves is obviously Merlin, and the one Gwen loves is Lancelot?) Solve this future mystery for me, please.

Request #5: Uther finds out about Merlin's magic before Arthur does.

Request #6: Uther finds out about Morgana's magic. How does he deal? What will happen to Morgana?

Request #7: Gwen finds out about Morgana's magic. It only serves to bring them closer together. (Femslash preferred, but not necessary.)

Request #8: Gaius gen. He's about to retire and leave Camelot, possibly a few years from now. What are his thoughts? Why is he leaving? What state is Camelot in when he leaves? (For example, is Uther still king, or is it Arthur? How is Merlin? Etc.)

Yay! That's it for my requests!

Edited at 2009-02-19 02:51 pm (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
I'm claiming number 2 and number 8!

As you can see, people can claim their own prompts. Remember, also, that a claimed request is still open for claiming by any number of other people. (Hint, hint!)
Feb. 19th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Claiming.
*shakes fist* Noo! You got to No. 2 first! ^_^

Can't wait to see it. :D

...shutting up now.
Re: Claiming. - saucery - Feb. 20th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 19th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Claiming.
Can I claim 1, 2 and 8?
*is busy being new and confused and easily disracted by shiny things - ooh, sword!*
Feb. 19th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Claiming.
Sorry, that wasn't clear. Might I also claim No. 2? It's just such a snuggly, awesome prompt. ^_^
Re: Claiming. - saucery - Feb. 20th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Claiming. - xaritomene - Feb. 22nd, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 20th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Re: Claiming.
I really want to claim 2, too.

Or is three people, 1 prompt, too much? D:
Re: Claiming. - saucery - Feb. 20th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Claiming. - chiasmus - Feb. 20th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
Re: Claiming.
Okay, so I know this is to all intents and purposes an abandoned community, but if you ever read this, I am formally snagging your fourth prompt to finish off a trilogy I'm doing.

Thanks! ^_^
Feb. 20th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: Another batch of requests.
Oh man, can I claim 3 and 4?

Feb. 20th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: Another batch of requests.

And why do any of us do these things? MASOCHISM, MY DEAR. Pure, fannish masochism of the most ecstatic variety...
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Mar. 1st, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
Re: Another batch of requests.
Yippee! Morgana-fic! Thanks ever so!
Mar. 1st, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Another batch of requests.
Ahahaha, is it okay to claim 7 if I've already started it?
Mar. 2nd, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Re: Another batch of requests.
Oh, this is a tough one! I'm afraid that stories already posted elsewhere on LJ cannot be permitted - HOWEVER, sequels to said stories can be posted. So, for example, if you want to post another story that is a sequel to the one on your LJ, go ahead! You can still link to your original story in the author's notes on this community, so people will still be able to read it; it's just a matter of formality that you cannot give your continuation the same name. :D

Lol, I hope that wasn't too complicated! Basically: Yes, you can post a continuation to your original story - just not the original story itself. And the continuation must have a different title. :)
Apr. 1st, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Another batch of requests.
Can I just say that I (kathydacat) have just changed deleted that journal and created this one? Does this still count as claiming the prompts?
May. 23rd, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: Another batch of requests.
Sorry, I am very much in love with #2 as well.

You'll be the cause of a huge influx of domestic fic! :)

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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