A Little Wine For Thy Heart's Sake, Inception, Arthur/Eames (PG-13)

Title: A Little Wine For Thy Heart's Sake
Author: valderys
Pairing: Eames/Arthur
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 8,163
Notes: Slightly cracky Greek myth AU. Written for perfectivity for dream_holiday. The prompt I used was 'Arthur is super drunk/half asleep Arthur and thinks he has dreamed up a sexy night time visitor', although it's strayed a little from that as it turns out :)
Summary: For a one night stand Eames is astoundingly persistent. How dare a man who Arthur met quite by chance also just happen to work in the exact same niche criminal enterprise? Arthur doesn't believe in coincidence, but the truth may be something even more impossible.

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Merlin XMas

Yuletide and Lists of Avalon

Yay, Yuletide is almost here, sign-ups will be going up real soon now :) And I can finally allow myself to get excited about writing for Christmas challenges, because my big freeform RPG game that I've been writing (a theatre-style larp in US parlance) is about to be run. We packed the game at the weekend, so it's now completely out of my hands - we can't do any more fact-checking, plot inconsistencies, or re-writes any more. Which means I get some fannish writing time back *collapses in heap*

I'm quite excited about how it will be received, although worried about the number of rules mechanics we've had to put in - I still can't believe I've written a game that has any quite frankly, as I hate them! *sigh* There's a tourney with jousting and archery and stuff so I suppose some are needed. I really hope it goes well... *crosses fingers*
Sarah Jane

Five Times Sarah-Jane was Awesome in the Year That Never Was, Luke/Clyde (PG)

Title: Five Times Sarah-Jane was Awesome in the Year That Never Was
Author: valderys
Characters: Sarah-Jane, Luke, Rani and Clyde.
Pairing: Clyde/Luke
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4,215
Warnings: Nowhere near as many as there should be given its the Year That Never Was! Some slavery and starvation off screen. Lots of implied death, two actual deaths (not main cast).
Notes: Written for the End of Sarah-Jane Adventures ficathon, using Prompt 14: Sarah Jane and Co during the Year that Never Was. It's also surprisingly in keeping with the show - by accident, I hasten to add, but I found I couldn't bear to do anything too awful to any of them! EDIT: Also, possibly more AU than I thought - I've just gone and recalculated my years and I think it should still have been Maria... Damn, I missed that.
Martha Jones wasn't the only one that walked the Earth at the end of the world - or bits of it, anyway.

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Eleventh - the oncoming poke

Delicious (last call)

Just quoting anatsuno here (via msilverstar):

Today Friday, September 23, is the day your Delicious bookmarks will disappear if you don't log in to the site and allow them to transfer your bookmarks.

If you've ever used Delicious to look for fic / meta / fanart / fanvids to peruse, you know how precious the network of bookmarks that's there now is precious. Please, do what you can to preserve it?

Click, log in, accept the new ToS: http://www.delicious.com/

Fandom will thank you! -- M

White Linen, Merlin/Arthur (PG)

Title: White Linen
Author: valderys
Prompt: The Philadelphia Story
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Lance/Guinevere, (previous Arthur/Guinevere)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 5,033
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Notes: Written for reel_merlin. I've tried for 1930's idioms, but I don't know how well I've managed it! Also, there is a liberal sprinkling of dialogue lifted from the movie and one line of Shakespeare.
Summary: There's nothing quite like a wedding in Philadelphia - for Merlin Emrys, reporter, writer and all around nice guy, it's a chance to become more than the hack he's been reduced to. And for Arthur Pendragon, rich, spoilt and trying to do the right thing, it's a chance to atone. If only he can get over his own prejudices...

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Merlin - Arthur's guardian angel

Crack_van and RL

I'm driving the Merlin van for this month so it's likely that I'll be even quieter over here. This is also partly because I am trying to write a freeform game for 32 people and all my writing energy is going into that at the mo.  Arghh, not enough plot - there's never enough plot... :)

Home by The Sea, Arthur/Eames (PG-13

Title: Home by the Sea
Author: valderys
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 9,783
Notes: Written for the apocalyptothon for beggar_always
Summary: Arthur wasn't expecting the end of the world to be so peaceful. Or for Mal to turn out to be right. Except she isn't, not really, she's still just as screwed up as she ever was. There's only one man Arthur can count on, if only he can find him - it really is the collapse of civilisation, if Arthur has begun to miss Eames.

Home by the Sea
Merlin - Arthur's guardian angel

Warwick Castle and Merlin Filming in the Forest of Dean

Just a few pics below. These are my good ones from Colin at the Warwick Castle 'Meet the Cast' fiasco, and a few bonus shots from yesterday afternoon. I was at the Amazing Maze and had mentioned I was doing a Merlin locations tour, when a family told me that they were actually shooting not more then two or three miles away up at a place called Biblins near a youth camp. I immediately went and got the car to try and find it - base camp was easy to spot, and also the orange 'M's as seen below :) Eventually, after a bit of judicious following of the quad bike they were using to tow stuff to the filming site I eventually found them near to the caves called 'King Arthur's Seat'. Very appropriate :) They were nearly done for the day, sadly, and were moving on today or I'd have gone back. Still, any new shots are good right? There's no spoilers except of costumes by the way, as it was second unit stuff with stunt guys dressed as main cast. There is a stunt Gwen but also one more girl who could be anyone. They were riding up and down two different bits at speed.

But even though no main cast, what a lovely and unexpected addition to my holiday!

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Merlin - did I leave the gas on?

All Quiet on the Western Front

Go away on holiday, without news sources, and apparently the world explodes! Or London riots, at least. I'm in darkest Gloucestershire all this week with friends and their kids - and lots of Merlin location spotting. It wasn't until I got here that I remembered there's all sorts of Merlin related goodies nearby. Yesterday I was at Puzzlewood, and today may be Clearwell Caves. Yay!