?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
26 July 2010 @ 11:52 pm
CHEWYSTORIES Royal engagement  
Royal engagement by chewableproseTitle | Royal engagement
Author | chewableprose 
Fandom | Merlin
Pairing | Merlin/Arthur
Rating |
Ficlet | Uther Pendragon, tyrant and all-round bigot when it comes to anything magical (aka anything Merlin), has died ... and there’s not a wet eye in the entire kingdom. Crowned Camelot’s new king, Arthur has wasted no time in making changes, he’s lifted the ban on magic, slashed taxes and has a tour of the outer villages planned; however, changes aside, convincing the Court that he should marry Merlin as it will make him a happier (and therefore stronger) leader is a while off, and probably not top of King Arthur’s modus operandi for the revival of morale in Camelot. That being said, that doesn’t mean the pair aren’t both hitting it hard on the rehearsal front. Today’s little activity: intimate portraits in preparation for the official royal painting that will be prepared following their wedding; the hardest part not being keeping warm with their kit off — that’s easy — but finding a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ artist up to the task.
Disclaimer | this is a work of Photoshop manipulation, the author of this work does not, in any way, profit from the work and all creative rights to the characters belong to their original creator(s)


Colin Morgan and Bradley James as Merlin and ArthurFiclet | Uther Pendragon, tyrant and all-round bigot when it comes to anything magical (aka anything Merlin), has died ... and there’s not a wet eye in the entire kingdom. Crowned Camelot’s new king, Arthur has wasted no time in making changes, he’s lifted the ban on magic, slashed taxes and has a tour of the outer villages planned; however, changes aside, convincing the Court that he should marry Merlin as it will make him a happier (and therefore stronger) leader is a while off, and probably not top of King Arthur’s modus operandi for the revival of morale in Camelot. That being said, that doesn’t mean the pair aren’t both hitting it hard on the rehearsal front. Today’s little activity: intimate portraits in preparation for the official royal painting that will be prepared following their wedding; the hardest part not being keeping warm with their kit off — that’s easy — but finding a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ artist up to the task.

Bradley James and Colin Morgan as Arthur and MerlinNotes | As the first — of what is to be many — Merlin manips, Royal engagement is a little on the frivolous side. Perhaps it’s because — unlike the source texts for my manips to date — Merlin is a more widely slashed text, and so the need for more ‘serious’ slash-intervention-in-the-form-of-manipulation is diminished. That is to say, Royal engagement is my first manipulating venture that veers away from more marginal pairings — until now my manips have concerned pairings and fandoms rarely commonly slashed. I expect my earlier attempts were a form of ‘catch up’ for some of the pairings I have wanted to see slashed but weren’t — and there’s plenty more still to come. I also acknowledge that creating work on the outskirts allows for a larger margin of artistic error (if such a thing exists or is necessary) and that by creating work from a slash pairing as newly ‘sacred’ as Merlin/Arthur — then sending it out into the lj-world — I am opening myself up for greater critique (which I welcome, as long as it is constructive and in the spirit of improvement); that being said, I’ll be cross posting this manip and future Merlin manips to merlinslash and merlinxarthur. Finally, I am aware that Merlin is wearing something of Arthur’s, create for yourself whatever back story you wish about their commitment to one another.

 
 
Royal engagement by chewableprose
Click to enlarge, comments are ❤.

 
 
Current Location: home
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: lullaby by shawn mullins
 
 
 
jjcreativ1 on March 31st, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
:D <3
chewableprose on March 31st, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
Cheers.
booklover222 on December 27th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
100 comments
So I found your journal through ArthurSubmits last night. And vI was amazed by your pics. So I made a LiveJournal so I could see them all. And then I read your rules post which says I have to have 100 comments. :( So, this is 1/100. (The picture is awesome by the way.)
chewableprose on January 1st, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
Re: 100 comments
I'm flattered you went to all that effort to see my work, thank you, I hope you enjoy your stay :).
scooterdamej on December 30th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
Silly
Glad to see you don't take yourself too seriously.
Study aside, humor is such a huge part of what makes a Slasher...I'm glad you found the funny
Cute colour choices but I'm surprised Merlin isn't hard in the presence of Naked Arthur.
Yay again
Damej
chewableprose on January 1st, 2012 07:41 am (UTC)
Re: Silly
Haha, I'm surprised too actually. Thanks for your great comment, I really appreciate the support.
marki_fungi on December 5th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Hi again, don't think I'll get through all of your Merlin manips today but I will do eventually. I'm a real fan of Merlin and a little torn between being upset and relieved that season 5 would be the last made. On the downside there wont be anymore Merlin but on the upside at least they'll finish it properly and haven't we all been waiting far too long for Arthur to discover Merlin's magic.

Anyway as I said I love this fandom (I have a slash HP crossover for it on ffnet) and love this manip. Don't you just wish Arthur declared the requirement for all to be this naked in court?

Points to Merlin for being able to stand that close to an aroused and naked Arthur without gawking at him and getting hard.

Keep it up
chewableprose on December 10th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
I'm a big Merlin fan too, and I know what you mean. But I really think one more season would have been perfect, I'm really enjoying this season but it all feels a bit rushed. I would have loved a whole season of Arthur knowing about Merlin.

That crossover sounds great, I'll have to check it out :). And yes, that would be a decree I would support wholeheartedly :).
koshweasley on September 26th, 2013 10:22 am (UTC)
Ha ha, this made my morning. Perfection.
chewableprose on September 26th, 2013 12:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that, thank you.