Guys, I've finally found the best author in Merlin fandom. derryere
should not be allowed to write anymore, because her Merlin fics SUCK YOU IN AND EAT YOUR SOUL. I can't speak for her HP fics, though I think she's fairly well-known in HP fandom (she wrote Exodus Honey
), but I've read all of her Merlin fics and they've consistently blown my mind. She's like the frayach
of Merlin fandom or some shit. She wrote Best Intentions Aside
, Freedom Hangs Like Heaven
, At least it would seem that we don't
, Accidental Memory in the Case of Death
, and that really awesome Bradley/Colin RPS fic with no official title
. If you haven't heard of any of those, sorry about your life, and you should probably start fixing that RIGHT NOW.
The main reason I'm actually getting off my e-ass and reccing her is because I just read Accidental Memory in the Case of Death
, her epic BB Merlin fic (which is 75k
-- no, seriously
), and now I'm a quivering mass of tears and stupid, uncontrollable love for my fandom. I have a love/hate relationship with reincarnation fics, and though this one took a while to grow on me, I'm glad I pushed through my sluggishness at the beginning, because the fic is perfect
. Arthur and Merlin are reincarnated in Anthony, a cocky, beer-chugging tool, basically, and Emory, a sardonic, skateboard-riding, chainsmoking social outcast (I know
). Their relationship is intercut with flashes of Arthur and Merlin's relationship, which are at once adorable and heartbreaking. The fic is so gorgeous and skillfully put together that my incredibly short attention span never once wandered. Please
do yourself a favour and read this fic, regardless of how you feel about Merlin. It's a valuable addition to Merlin fandom, but more importantly, it's a fantastic piece of writing.
In other news, I'm disgustingly busy right now. I just drove back from a weekend trip to San Francisco to watch the Cal vs. USC game, and my workload is staggering (hence my desperate escape into this fic for 4 hours). And now I feel guilty acknowledging how behind I am, so I'm off to try to be productive (which will probably just lead to me watching Saturday's episode of Merlin eventually). I'll try to put together another rec post with all the great Merlin fics I've read recently sometime soon.