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I am MarInk1485 (known in some Russian fandoms as MarInk but since this one was already occupied here on LJ, I added the year when La Mort d'Arthur by Sir Malory was published). Currently I'm actively into Sherlock, Doctor Who and Merlin fandoms, to cut it short - the BBC fandom :)

This journal is mostly for whatever fiction I may happen to write in English; I'm not a native speaker of English, I was born and I live in Russia, but I'm an interpreter and a teacher of English so by now this language is kinda part of me like a limb. There can be snippets of my everyday life here but not much as I already have an active blog in Russian on the site diary.ru. Also there'll be sudden bouts of fangirling I think, one just can't help it sometimes :)

Welcome everyone, I hope you'll like it here.

The Fairy of Shalott - Masterpost

Title: The Fairy of Shalott
Author: marink1485 (MarInk)
Beta: oomnydevvotchka
Pairing: Bradley/Colin
Rating: PG-13
Genre: romance, hurt/comfort
Summary: Colin works in a bookstore and harbours a dream. An unusual customer comes in one day, and before Colin knows it his neatly organized life goes downhill. Or, maybe, uphill, even if there is no such phrase. He can’t really decide which one.
A/N: 1) This is an AU in which the TV-show Merlin never happened (also, I took the liberty of alternating a few other things, but nothing as major as this one). However, it doesn’t stop some things from happening;
2)  Written for the Merlin RPF Big Bang 2012 (merlinbb_rpf).
3) I’m endlessly grateful to my beta and cheerleader-reader oomnydevvotchka. I’d never finish it without her total awesomeness to support me;
4) My artist helva2260 is a true warlock with Photoshop! Her art is wonderful, and here’s the art masterpost for you to see the aforementioned wonder all together: click right here
Disclaimer: I don’t own Merlin and don’t get any money for writing this. No copyright infringement intended.
Word Count: ~25,500
Status: Complete.

The Fairy of Shalott - Part 1/4

I'm in a wide open space, I'm standing
I'm all alone and staring into space
It's always quiet thru' my ceiling
The roof comes in and crashes in a daze

I'm in a wide open space, it's freezing
You'll never get to heaven with a smile on your face from me
I'm in a wide open space, I'm staring
There's something quite bizarre I cannot see

I'm on the top of a hill, I'm lonely
There's someone here to shout to miles away
I could be back in my house, for I care
They do not hear me, it's the same old case

I'm in a wide open space, it's freezing
You'll never get to heaven with a smile on your face from me
I'm in a wide open space, I'm staring
There's something quite bizarre I cannot see.

“Wide Open Space”, Mansun.

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Part 2


Merlin University Fest

endlessly tempting *looks at her WIPs sadly*


*hearts all over*

One of my prompts at kinkme_merlin has been filled, and filled so wonderfully! I'm irrevocably, hopelessly in love with this text. It's just, it's perfect. One of the best things I've read during five and a half years that I've spent around different fandoms. I strongly recommend everyone to read it, just because if you don't you'll miss out on an incredibly good read.

Author: cariad_winter
Title: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Genre: Merlin BBC
Pairing(s): Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Mithian, Gwaine/Merlin
Rating: R
Warnings: AU, Present Day, M/M, h/c, Depression, Attempted Suicide, Homophobia, Emotional Abuse (childhood-present)
A/N: Please keep in mind that I am painfully American :D So if the slang or terminology doesn’t quite flow… well, you know why. I try really hard though <3
Disclaimer: I don’t own the rights to BBC Merlin… or any Merlin for that matter. Oh but if I did. Good/Sex Times would ensue.
Summary: Written for Kinkme_Merlin #KKM30. Prompt is as follows:

Arthur/Merlin, slash or friendship.

The two of them have been best friends for a long time, and they are used to having each other around much more than to not having, and they are always there for each other. But then one of them (doesn't really matter which one) starts a proper relationship, for the first time during the whole history of their friendship. The girlfriend/boyfriend is a nice person and everything is nice, actually, but the single one finds out that he can't have as much place in the other's life as he's had before. Like, no phone calls late 'cause it interrupts the couple snogging on the couch or being out somewhere, some small traditions destroyed 'cause relationship demands the day-to-day order of things to change, less attention, less interest in the single one. Generally, he gets unintentionally cut out and feels that he's losing his best friend.
He thinks it's alright, it's natural, and he backs off as much as he can. It all goes pretty fine until the single one gets into some serious trouble (it could be anything, from health to money, as long as it's serious), and there's no one to help him - now that he's alienated from his best friend, literally no one.
I'd totally love lots of angst and hopelessness. Happy ending is preferable, but not necessary.

Read the fic at the author's LJ!
Almost every time I start filling a prompt at a kinkmeme, whatever the language and whatever the fandom, it grows into an angsty serious monster even if it was intended to be a small oneshot of fun *bangs her head at the wall* shouldn't I have learnt by now?

Merlin Kinkmeme No.30, you'll be the death of me. I'm quite stuck after ~27K words now. I don't know how it'll end and if I'm still doing it right.

Gosh. Maybe I'll be struck by inspiration a few days later, and then I'll be able to get on with my other WIPs which are waiting looking at me with big sad eyes. Maybe not.

*frustrated no end, goes to find some nice distracting Spike/Xander smut*

Standing Sentinel With You

Just a little snippet I wrote the other night at kinkme_merlin.

Author: MarInk (MarInk1485 in the English fandoms)
Title: When I Wake Up I Find You're Gone
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin (bromance)
Genre: snippet (I know there's no such genre but I suck at defining them and I'm too tired to do it right now)
Rating: RG (for some mild swearing)
Summary: Written as a fill for this prompt at Merlin kinkmeme: RPF, Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Other where other is Elizabeth II
Arthur and Merlin are re-incarnated during WW2, and have an interesting encounter with Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/castlekay/2421062681/ - photo and short background on Elizabeth II's military service). I'm not looking for porn, though it doesn't need to be strictly gen, just a chance for a meeting between two people with a similar sense of duty.

Word Count: ~ 1,100
Status: Complete.

Do your duty, and leave the rest to heaven
Pierre Corneille.

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