ceebee: (Default)
Title: Lit Up
Author: [livejournal.com profile] phreakycat
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] ceebee 
Fandom: Suits
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Mike/Harvey
Warnings: Descriptions of a medical issue (epilepsy)
Summary: Mike has synesthesia, which turns out to be a blessing, a bit of a curse, and an unconventional way to finally get his boss naked.

Length: 1.5 hours
Download links @ AO3

Notes: This podfic was in the mill for SO LONG ARGH! Because I caught a cold about a quarter of the way through, and then there was Christmas and it's ridiculously hard to record podfic when you've got family everywhere XD Really very worth it though, because I adore this fic to pieces, and I was so glad when the author gave me permission to record it. It's really great to be able to start giving back to the Suits fandom fore producing such awesome fanworks, too :3

OH AND SPEAKING OF SUITS, I died after watching the new episode yesterday. So freaking glad it's back :D

ceebee: (Merthur)
I know I haven't posted anything here in ages (oops) but I don't really think I have a choice when it comes to reccing these--they're both so good, ah man :')

Title: The Reincarnation Situation
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] cait_roswen
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin still thinks that perhaps the dragon was right and one day Arthur will return as a king destined to save the people of Albion, but that day has not yet come. Arthur has not missed a single moment of life since Merlin laid him to rest in the waters of Avalon but the lives he has lived have not been for his people or for the greater good, they have been just for Merlin.

Podfic read by [archiveofourown.org profile] cait_roswen

Thoughts: I was around for the birth of this fantastic fic, and it's one of my favourites. I know for a fact that it was written with a helluva lot of love, and it provided me with a perfect headcanon after 5.13. Also, pirate!sex :3

Title: Hold My Heart Until It Beats
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ingberry
Rating: PG
Summary: Arthur dies and waits for Albion to need him again. But most of all he waits for Merlin.

Podfic read by [archiveofourown.org profile] wyvern

Thoughts: Okay, I listened to this before I read it, and it's such a sweet story. Angsty and it hurt my heart (okay, fine, I cried) but lovely. Worth a listen/read, for sure.

ON ANOTHER NOTE, I've decided that seeing as it's the last one *sniff* I'm gonna take part in the Merlin Big Bang again this year, so thought I'd do some pimpin'

It would be kinda great if this year produced the most fic/art yet :3

ceebee: (Merthur)
Title: With Bloodstained Hands (Justice is Done)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] beccadearie 
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot
Summary: This time Arthur's secret is bigger than Merlin's. No need to let the whole world in on it. At least that's the plan. But plans don't always work out the way you want them to.

Thoughts: Okay, so I have quite a big thing for serial killer AUs and oh wow. It's the first part in a series (a short missing scene was actually posted today \o/) and written for a Merlin Horror Fest prompt, involving one of the boys being a serial killer and the other one finding out and joining in, hehe. At first I was hoping Merlin would be the original murderer (IDK why I have preferences for this kind of thing, I just thought it suited Merlin better tbh XD) but I came round pretty quickly. It's dark and a bit twisted, but very interesting imo. Merlin and Arthur aren't evil--they just sort of see themselves above the law. It's pretty hot with 'Dom/sub overtones', and there's a significant age-difference between Merlin and Arthur.

I'm not going to say that this is a fic that everyone will love, but I certainly enjoyed it :3 Make you sure you read the warnings and stuff (there are a few). Also, though, the Gwen/Lancelot is pretty lovely. They are the 'good guys', and it's actually a little hard to decide whether you WANT Merlin and Arthur to be caught...ultimately, you don't. It got to the point where I was trying to justify them with 'THEY CAN KILL IF IT MAKES THEM HAPPY THEY ONLY WANT TO BE HAPPY'.

Idk, it's an odd read, but I am highly recommending it.
ceebee: (Merthur)
Okay, tbh, I don't want to even think about Merlin, but I haven't been able to think of anything else since 5.13 aired so y'know. I cried to day and yesterday and I'll probably still be crying this time next year it's RIDICULOUS.

But yeah I don't want to get into it because I just dkfsdkfg argh. So here's a fanart rec that may or may not make your angsty feels worse, but I like it a lot (even though, surprise, it made me cry when I first saw it today)

Title: Untitled (although, caption is 'But, by God, Merlin, what are you wearing?)
Artist: [tumblr.com profile] oyonok 
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Warnings/spoilers: kinda for 5.13, I guess?

I have a few more fics in mind though, concerning 5.13, but it might take a while before I'm up for writing then. I can't go near rewatching the episode yet because GOD, I don't think I'll make it.

All the touching though and the PERFECTNESS OF IT IT WAS ACTUALLY PERFECT JUST SO HORRIBLE AND THE ENDING THE VERY LAST BIT WAS JUST NO I'm pretending that bit didn't happen. I can't be bothered to put things under a cut so I can't go into detail because ugh spoilers but godddddddd. You know what I'm getting at, right? Just, all of it.

ANYWAY YES a few fics, and I'm posting a student/teacher Christmas thing tomorrow, and I'm in the process of making a Merlin podfic and a Suits podfic so they should be along soon.

Sigh, it's 3am and I'm going to go to sleep. 

Also I really loved Christmas though I'M NOT FORGETTING CHRISTMAS IT WAS WONDERFUL. I just have to get out my feelings.

ceebee: (Merthur)
Okay, IDK if people how many people have seen these already (probably everyone?) BUT I AM FREAKING OUT OKAY BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT. Credit to [tumblr.com profile] doylefan22 who saw the script and found out who says what to who (although they warned that the scripts do change a lot, so you know). The post is HERE on tumblr.


ceebee: (Merthur)
The Hobbit was brilliant. MARTIN FREEMAN WAS THE MOST ADORABLE AND PERFECT THING! He made the film for me, like I knew he would, with help from Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen :3

I didn't like it anywhere near as much as I like the actual LOTR films. It didn't feel as real--it was a lot brighter, and funnier, and I guess the effects and whatnot were smoother, but I love the grittiness of the LOTR trilogy. Plus, they're films that I've adored since I was little so they'll always come first, I suppose.

Still, I don't feel as 'wth were you thinking, turning it into a trilogy' as before--it wasn't at all slow like I was scared it would be. I think I loved it like someone loves a baby cousin, whereas I regard LOTR like a wise and loyal friend *nods seriously*

now holy shit the dialogue spoilers for 513 even though you've probs already seen them but GOD )
ceebee: (Litt up)

I'm not entirely sure how long I have before I have to go back but it's LONGER THAN A WEEK AND THAT'S ALL I CARE ABOUT!

So damn happy it's the holidays, I can't even.

Also, I have PLANS!! which is exciting, although also slightly depressing as a lot of those plans involve me and a DVD player but w/e. I'm excited because I'm going to be meeting up with a friend in Wales at some point in early January, and we're gonna take a look around some castles, and a few of the places where they film Merlin, which should help me get over all the OH GOD IT'S OVER feels :3

Tbh, I'm looking forwards to meeting up with her more than Christmas day XD idk, it's not cold enough yet! Once it gets super chilly, I'll start getting hyper about The Big Day.

Assuming the apocalypse doesn't hit ofc, yada yada.

I'm hoping I'm gonna be able to post a Merlin/Arthur christmas fic I started today at some point soon...my voice has gone because I caught a cold, so I've had to put podficcing on hold and then BOOM INSPIRATION STRUCK for a fic and I sort of died a bit from relief, because I haven't been able to write anything proper in so long.

It's a bit of a student/teacher extravaganza, welp *prods nervously at fic* idk if it's any good, poor thing.

ceebee: (Merthur)
Title: Watch It All Melt Away
Author: Anonymous (to be revealed...)
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Sometimes he still forgets that he is allowed to kiss Arthur, to hug him, to snuggle close to him at night. It’s not awkward, not really, or maybe a little, they just seem to...forget somehow, stuck in old habits and locked desires.

Thoughts: Okay, I read this just now without even realising it was for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays, because one of my friends was texting me about it XD I think after I've recced this, I'm just gonna go through and read a whole tonne of them from the comm and make a big reclist instead *nods*. But this fic definitely deserves it's own post because, not even exaggerating in the slighted, I have tears in my eyes. It is beautiful. Really, really gorgeous, and achy. My heart aches, and I had to keep reminding myself that the story was actually a happy one. It is a story of absolute love, and there is a thread of desperation that runs beneath it, but that just helps to make it so damn good.

Also, I kept being reminded of my girlfriend by so much of it that even now I'm a bit just dead. GOD. Maybe I should give fic reading a rest until tomorrow because I'm getting all these fluttery OTP feelings in my chest, that just can't be healthy XD Seriously though, I'm a reccing this super high. Mount Everest high. It's great and wintry too, to get you in the Christmas mood, y'know?

ceebee: (Default)
Title: The Shoemaker
Author: Anonymous (to be revealed...)
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Gwen/Freya, Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Historical magical AU. In turn-of-the-century Glastonbury, Freya Lake heads up an orphanage for magical children. And despite all of the seers’ dire warnings, Freya is happy; her infatuation with the shoemaker’s apprentice—who may or may not be a girl underneath his shirt and trousers—is slowly coming to a head. But then a woman claiming to be Morgana le Fay shows up on the orphanage steps, demanding to see Emrys, and Freya is forced to rearrange her priorities.

Thoughts: I still need to leave a review, but AO3 literally JUST went down for maintenance, so I thought I'd make a rec here in the meantime. OH MY GOODNESS, I loved it :3 Really, really adored every sentence. The OCs were particularly awesome, and the setting/magic sort of reminded me a bit of Terry Pratchett XD Idk, there was just something about it. The idea was awesome, and Gwen as a shoemaker/in guy's clothing was *flaps* really quite hot. Freya was lovely too...it must have been fun to write her, because I guess you can really make her your own. I think she was sort of quietly BAMF in this, heheh. 

Another thing that was lovely about it, was the reincarnation aspect...humm, I don't want to give away the plot, but some of my favourite moments involved characters being reunited. 

Merlin in this was endearingly eccentric, and the ending made me melt. Completely. I am currently a puddle, left only with fingers to type with. 

Fic: Any

Dec. 16th, 2012 07:04 pm
ceebee: (Default)
Title: Any
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin became a part of Arthur’s life completely by accident.

A/N: I legit just got home and wrote this, because I was getting loads of weird Merlin/Arthur feels as I walked down my street XD It's pretty experimental, but I've missed writing fic, so I just went ahead and posted it *shrugs*

Also on AO3

Any )
ceebee: (Mordred)
Okay, I'm going Christmas shopping today at a HUGE shopping centre which is rubbish because I already suck at shopping, and now on top of that I'm gonna get lost XD I'm going with some friends though, so hopefully it should be fun.

Just gonna put a list of things down that I absolutely have to buy, and hopefully I can tick them off when I get home later *nods*
  • Blue earphones for my secret Santa
  • Book of short stories by James Franco
  • A prefect badge that actually says 'perfect' (or, something similar)
  • Christmas cards
  • A Glee poster (although that'll be hard because the girl I'm buying it for will be with me, so maybe not)
I haven't decided what I want to get everyone else yet /sigh. I know I need to get my girlfriend some Star Wars lego, and another friend an 'On The Road' flask but I'll have to hunt for them online, I think.

God, I'm probably gonna come home with a shitload of stuff that I shouldn't have bought...like last year, I bought this girl a toy mother hen, with four baby chicks. Like. Why? 

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I have a handful of lil recs to make (this is basically just becoming a place for me to rec and rec and rec, I know :'))

  • Merlin (Merlin/Arthur): The Trouble with Courting (PG-13), read by [livejournal.com profile] calliglad   [so funny and wonderful--I've listened to it twice now because her voice for Arthur is just so brilliant]
  • Suits (Harvey/Mike): Good Boy (NC-17), read by [personal profile] dodificus  [Guh--I loved the fic because of reasons *fans self* annnnd, didn't think it could get any hotter until I listened to this welp]

Skyfall (Bond/Q):
  • Just There (NC-17), by [archiveofourown.org profile] villain  [the first hurt/comfort fic I've where it zeroes in a bit more on the comforting aspect--quite lovely] 
  • Slow Hands Killer (R), by [archiveofourown.org profile] paxlux  [so well written. From all the 00Q fics I've read (and okay, this might be because I've been leaning heavily towards all the Q!whump) there seems to be a certain style of writing in a lot of them, which is almost minimal? But also quite breathtaking and captivating. It's interesting, and I wonder whether authors in the fandom have sort of just picked it up from each other when writing this pairing/this genre. ANYWAY, the point is is that I thoroughly enjoyed this.]
  • ...Would Smell As Sweet (NC-17), by [archiveofourown.org profile] im_not_a_lizard  [*cheers for fanfic trope* Q makes sex pollen, and the rest is history. Perf ending is perf.]
Merlin (Merlin/Arthur):
  • Radioman (G), by [archiveofourown.org profile] Footloose  [okay, so I finally jumped on the Loaded March bandwagon. I couldn't help it, even though I'm usually terrible at reading longfic. Sometimes I can barely make it through longer oneshots, but I couldn't stop reading 'Radioman' which is the first part of this WIP series (which I guess you all already know about). It's about 600k atm, I think? Anyway, I'm going to stagger it because there's no way I can read more than 30k at a time :O I do really love it so far though--it's written excellently, and Arthur's been a perfect dick, whilst Merlin's been adorably bumbling while at the same time being a BAMF genius, so pretty much the best set up for a Merthur fic. Plus, there's the fact that it's a military AU with magic. It's really quite brilliant.]

ceebee: (Default)
Okay so I should have gone to sleep by now because I have to get up super early tomorrow (today even, welp) but I thought I'd make a quick rec for this gorgeous piece of Gwen/Morgana fanart because GOD!

I love it when I see things that hit me, and reinforce all the reasons that I love a certain ship and guh, this is perfect. I think it might actually be my favourite piece of Merlin fanart ever, and I adore Merlin fanart. It's just drawn so beautifully, and it's a perfect mixture of cute and sexy and it's been open in my tabs all evening--I can't get enough of it XD It was done way back in 2010 though, so you've probably all seen it before but STILL. 

Title: Tending to My Lady's Bath
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] lizardspots 
Rating: R
Pairing: Gwen/Morgana
ceebee: (Katie/Angel)
My new mic arrived! \o/ I can get down to podficcing one of my favourite Suits fics now, omg excitement. Also there's a tonne of fics on KMM that'd be cute to podfic aww *flaps*

I'm quite pleased with a lot of things atm, because I started writing a fic anonymously on KMM a couple of days ago and like, no one's really noticed it (yet??) but I'm having a lot of fun with it so far :') I guess I'll de-anon if I actually finish it.

It's annoying though, because I told myself I'd write a Christmas Merthur fic, which I started and everything! It's just floating around on my laptop, waiting for me to get back to it /sigh. I just cba with writing fic a lot of the time now, which is weird because I used to write it CONSTANTLY. I think my best stuff appears when I get the idea from prompts. Even though I deviate from them quite a bit XD

This post is getting a bit pointless. Hmm. I watched Skyfall again with my dad lol, HE LOVES Q TOO! WE ALL LOVE Q! I need to read some more 00Q fic, because I found an awesome Tumblr blog, full of recs *drools*.

Also, I downloaded THIS podfic a couple of days ago, and it seems pretty promising. Hopefully gonna listen to it tonight, once I've made myself do some art coursework. 

I feel like I should do an episode reaction post or something, after 5x10 of Merlin, but I think it was my least favourite so far...apart from the Merlin/Arthur bits at the beginning. And I won't deny that I enjoyed the Merlin!whumping. 

TBH all the interviews with the cast and crew are interesting me a lot more than the actual show atm XD I READ AN ADORABLE QUOTE FROM KATIE ABOUT COLIN THIS MORNING AND I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH! And there have been a couple of Bradley/Colin videos from interviews that I've seen circling which are, of course, adorable. 

So yeah. I'm gonna get down to art and stuff, and not get distracted by my new mic or fanfic or general feels. Okay.

Rambling, ridiculous post is rambling and ridiculous. 
ceebee: (Mordred)
Well, I've written 1.5k of a Merlin/Mordred fic this morning...hopefully I'll finish that later, because I want something to put on the [community profile] bbcmordred comm :')

I'll probably promote the comm a bit on Tumblr or something, because no one's really gonna notice here XD

Now I'm gonna get up because I've got to make up a song for music coursework, and then I'm going to my girlfriend's house and having a LOTR marathon, which ought to be good.

Also, Merlin later. Although I'm not going to be online for the aftermath *pouts*

And GOD, my choir's putting on a Christmas carol service tomorrow, and I have to wear bloody school uniform, so that should be FUN *thumbs up*
ceebee: (00Q)
So, I went to see Skyfall last weekend and I loved it--seriously, if you haven't seen it yet and you get the opportunity you should definitely go. The shippy aspect was just an added bonus tbh--I've always liked Daniel Craig's Bond, and this was the best film I've seen in ages. By the time Adele's song started (and that was after the OPENING scene) I felt like I'd had an adrenaline rush, and all I was doing was sitting there and watching.

Anyway! James Bond/Q is an awesome ship (but ugh, the pain because what if THEY GET A NEW BOND AND THERE'S NO MORE 00Q MATERIAL ARGH)

Good thing there's already a tonne of fanfic that's been/is being written *happy sigh*

If you read any of these two recs PLEASE read the warnings from the authors--they're both pretty dark (as in, graphic torture and some non-con dark) but incredibly written. Also, they're series! One is a WIP, but the first part (which is 10 chapters) is amazing. Really, I can't rec either of them enough. They're the first two that I've read so far (admittedly, I haven't read very many yet) that have blown me away by how in character Q is. I'm a bit in awe of the authors' intelligence, because it just comes through in the dialogue and I love it.

I'm gonna be on the prowl for Skyfall/Sherlock crossovers next, because a friend of mine said she'd read a few and they were all sorts of perfect :')

"the hand beneath your head" series
Author: skylights
Summary: Q remembers New Orleans as a dark room and a red haze, a burning in the back of his throat and heroin in his veins. Bond remembers New Orleans as sixty hours without sleep and the sick satisfaction of killing because he wants to. (Or, what happens in New Orleans, on the way there and after. A hurt/comfort series.)

"But Now I've Got You" series (mature, WIP: Part 1 complete)
Author: raven_aorla
Summary: Post-Skyfall. When Bond rescues Q from the hands of some particularly nasty captors, it is only the beginning. 

And now I gotta go downstairs and watch some Game of Thrones with my dad :')
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Text is HERE
Read by: Jennacorinth (on LJ and DW)
Length: 04:17:37
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Lance/Gwen, Merlin/Will
Summary: Arthur is a prattish Executive VP of the Pendragon Corporation with a disturbingly non-ironic love of Demotivational posters. Merlin is a tree-hugging barista with a "magic" tongue. Morgana's a peeping Tom and her breasts have superpowers. Gwen and Lancelot get married. Owain is the company bicycle. Arthur attempts to steal Merlin's affections from Will through epic DDR combat. Merlin gets drunk a lot. There is a pillow fight, and a helicopter ride, and rooftop confessions, and Arthur decides Merlin really is his destiny, whether he likes it or not.

Thoughts! (and download links) )

ceebee: (Flo)
I'm a little bit dead right now, but I want to write this down even if it's just for myself to remember what a great feeling I have in my chest and my fingers and my ears and the squiggly bits of my brain, because Florence Welch is quite possibly my favourite person on the planet and every time I see her I have to kind of stop and consider whether she might actually be a literal Goddess.

There's just something about her, you know? And it's not like a 'hidden beauty': it's just THERE, and she's so damn talented and she's said before that the only times she's really happy nowadays is when she's on stage and you can feel it. It's incredible. Although I spend a lot of time wishing that she could just be happy, always.

It's the third time I've seen her and guh, I swear I get more emotional every time. It's absurd, I was practically crying when she first started singing and then there were legitimate tears in my eyes when she started running up and down (she has so much freaking energy, she's like a firework).

I'm going to stop before this gets creepily obsessive (although, what the hell, I'm in fandom--of course I'm creepily obsessive) but yeah. She is pretty much my idol, and she wears the BEST outfits and has the LONGEST legs and the reddest hair and the most gorgeous voice/face/personality. I love her a lot and this is a Florence and the Machine appreciation post, yeah boi.

Gonna post a podfic rec tomorrow because of many many many reasons

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