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Masterlists and stats

So the Paper Legends Big Bang is over and this is a round up of this years masterlists and four years of stats:

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The 2013 masterlists are up, so if you're a little overwhelmed about how much was posted in August/September and feel you might have lost track a little, please go check them out; there is a lot of simply amazing stuff on there that deserves to be read and seen ♥

Click the link for entries { A-H }
Click the link for entries { I-S }
Click the link for entries { T-Z }
Click the link for { standalone entries }

I will make my final Paper Legends closing post on THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER so please look out for that, as it's my opportunity to try to thank all of you
TO/TVD: Kol 1914 GIF

Don't Listen To A Word I Say

Title: Don't Listen To A Word I Say
Author: agirlnamedtruth
Artist: aaweth_edain
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur with background Gwen/Leon and Merlin/Percival, past Arthur/Gwen and Gwaine/Percival.
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Percival, Gaius, Gwen and Leon.
Rating: R (for thematic reasons)
Word Count: ~50k
Warnings: Canon 5x13 character deaths, grief, near death experience, temporary character deaths (including one self-inflicted temporary death), ideation of death, explicit language, explicit descriptions of violence and war, general angst.
Summary: You're gone, gone, gone away, I watched you disappear. All that's left is the ghost of you. Now we're torn, torn, torn apart, there's nothing we can do. Just let me go, we'll meet again soon. Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around. I'll see you when I fall asleep. - Post 5x13 fic where Merlin can't let go of Arthur and convinced that Camelot need is greatest, Merlin accidentally brings him back using the Horn of Cathbad. However, once he's back, it's Arthur than can't move on.
Author's notes: My first and sadly, last Paper Legends attempt. Boy, was it something. I couldn't have possibly pulled it off without the help of Thursday (xthursdaynextx), my long standing, long suffering beta. She deserves all the awards. Also, even though she barely knows anything about the fic, I have to thank my friend Emma (weekendgothgirl) for listening to me rant, rave and cry about this fic. She was in equal parts responsible for keeping me on track and distracting me from it. I'd also like to thank my artist aaweth_edain for taking me on so late in the game even though they have more than enough work on their plate. Of course, none of this would be possible without the hard work of the_muppet and a special thanks for letting me switch dates. This fic was based off of this KMM prompt (although there is no kinkiness to speak of in the fic, a first for me) and inspired heavily by the song Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men. Without those two things, I wouldn't have made it this far. And finally, thank you to fic_rush, marathoning just isn't the same without those guys!
Artist's notes: Hi! I hope you like my art for this story and I hope you like the story in general. It was a lot of fun making. I fear Merlin looks funny in one of them (the group one with Percival and Gwen). I don't know what happened there. As usual, I did the art with ink and colored pencil.
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Disclaimer: The Merlin sandbox belongs to Shine and the BBC, I just play in it while they are out doing other things. No profit whatsoever has been made by this fic.
  • etharei

such stars as sworn to shield the sky

Title: such stars as sworn to shield the sky
Author: etharei
Artist: xsilverdreamsx
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: M
Word Count: 66k
Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence
Summary: A tale of two worlds.

Author's notes: A world of thanks to xsilverdreamsx for the fantastic artwork, cheerleading, beta-reading, and general handholding ♥ Thanks also to our amazing twitter support group: janesgravity, i_bleed_magenta, and Jodie ♥

Special thanks to the_muppet for organizing yet another awesome big bang ♥

A big hug and thank you to Deminos, who gave me the initial idea for this fic. Sorry it didn't quite turn out the way we first planned! Also a warm shout-out to all the lovely people at the paperpushers chat ♥

Artist's notes: The poster created for this fic was sort of a homage to Star Wars, which is one of Rei's favorite film series. I apologize for the lack of art for rest of Rei's amazing space AU, though! I wish my art did justice to her fic, but unfortunately due to RL issues, I could not finish some of the other pieces we had planned in our brainstorming sessions. However, once I get my stuff sorted out, I'll add those pieces here after they're completed.

Story link: Story on AO3

Art link: Art on LJ

Disclaimer: My artist and I may be soulbonded but, alas, we do not own Merlin.

The Victory of Shadows

Title: The Victory of Shadows
Author: scribblemoose
Artist: kironomi
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur, secondary Morgana/Gwen, Morgana/Morgause
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 41314
Warnings: No warnings apply.
Summary: Merlin is an ordinary young man with extraordinary magic, who is just finishing his first year reading ancient history at Cambridge when he gets dragged away from his books and falls for the Captain of a rowing team. But history can be full of surprises. (Modern magical canon-compliant AU.)
Author's notes:
You would not be reading this story if it wasn't for Kis, who persuaded me to sign up and has encouraged me to continue through some really difficult times. As if all that wasn't enough, she's done her usual excellent beta work on it, too. Thanks, Kis.

You would also not be reading it if it weren't for the_muppet. Once again she's given countless hours of her time to organise this challenge, encourage hundreds of people to create fanworks, and done her absolute best to ensure that everyone met their goal, and posted. It's an incredible feat. Paperlegends has been the most epic of challenges for the fourth year running, and I hope now she has some time at last to enjoy all the wonderful works she's enabled!

My wonderful artist, kironomi has been very enthusiastic and patient throughout, especially when my Internet was cruelly stolen from me!

And thanks to Ste, who supports my writing and my Merlin fangirling so wholeheartedly and unconditionally, and doesn't mind me taking time out from things like making money to pay bills so I can do it.

Enough soppiness. Go read the fic., and enjoy Kironomi's absolutely gorgeous art.

Artist's notes: (to follow)
Story link: on Ao3
Art link: on Deviant Art: Cave, Kiss and Library.
Disclaimer: The world of Merlin belongs to legend, and a little tiny bit to Shine and the BBC. I've also taken some wicked liberties with Cambridge, so please forgive me if you know it well! I claim AU. ;)