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This post is for listing persistent links to my Con photos, screencaps from Supernatural and Merlin, my art, and other miscellaneous stuff. It is a work in progress.

Art at,under art tag in LJ, and some at AO3.

Supernatural Caps
Blu-ray caps, sized 1920x1080. Each folder contains approximately 2000-2200 files.   When I have been able to find them, I've also included in the folders the behind-the-scenes photos and stills from the episodes.

Season 2, Episodes 1-19

Zip files of caps are located at


Merlin Caps:
Blu-ray caps, sized 1920x1080. Each folder contains between 1000-1200 files.

Zip files of caps are located at

Season 1, Episodes 1-13
Season 1, Black Knight and 2 Behind the Magic special features
Season 2, Episodes 1-9


SPN Convention Photos:
Zip files of photos are located at

2016-05 Ladies of SPN Con
2015-11 DenverCon J2 Gold Panel

The Living and the Dead Caps: Zip files are located at:
Episode 1-5
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[ profile] winterknights is a prompt based fest for the winter holidays -
Christmas, Hanukkah, Traditional Yule, Winter Solstice, or New Years celebrations are all welcome!

Prompting: September 1
Signups: September 10
Submissions Due: December 1
matchboximpala_dw: (unicorn)
I'm sure everyone but me has seen this before. Posting it here so I never, never lose it.

Fic recs

Jul. 27th, 2014 10:59 pm
matchboximpala_dw: (jensen pig)
This is a long, long overdue list of just some of the fic I have read recently that I really enjoyed -- some quite old, some new. I hope you find something you like.

SPN and J2

In the Hearts of Honest Men by [ profile] wraith816 (at AO3)
Pairing: Dean/Sam
Words: 549
Summary: Dean gives thanks; Sam is less than impressed.
My comments: FUNNY banter between the boys, characterizations are dead-on.

Like a Detuned Radio by [ profile] homo_pink
Pairing: J2, AU
Words: 9000
Warning: mute character, permanent injury (past/off-screen)
Summary: When Jared's released from prison, Jensen is there to help him cope. Parole officer/ex-con AU.
My comments: Just beautifully crafted, with spare, evocative prose. Emotional, humorous, erotic.

Glittering Prizes And Endless Compromises by [ profile] rockstarpeach (at AO3)
Pairing: J2, AU
Words: 47242
Summary: Jared's in love with Jensen. The only problem is, Jensen's a hooker and Jared can't really afford him. It's a good thing he's so darn cute, because despite Jared's meagre finances, they strike up a business relationship that was only ever an excuse to become more than that. They're head over heels for each other, so it should be their happily ever after, right? Turns out it's harder than Jared expected, having a hooker for a boyfriend. Jensen on the other hand, saw this coming.
My comments: It was refreshing to read a hooker!fic that wasn't about the hooker needing to be saved. Jensen owns what he is doing and isn't apologetic about it. It is Jared who needs to come to terms with it. I thought the story was very well crafted, romantic, and at times, quite hot.


Ivy and Amaranth by [ profile] xthursdaynextx (Thursday_next at AO3)
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Words: 41886
Summary: While clearing out Morgana’s old rooms, Merlin discovers a pair of unusual magical bracelets. Arthur wants to destroy them, of course, and so begins a quest that will take them over snowy mountains and through rain-soaked forests, dealing with Druids, bandits and inns of questionable repute. With the future of magic itself hanging in the balance and matters complicated by the changing nature of their relationship, Merlin discovers that destiny comes at a price.
My comments:This is one of the bemagic reveal stories I have read. I thought it was handled beautifully and the characterizations were excellent.

Blue Christmas by [ profile] slantedknitting (SlantedKnitting at AO3)
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Words: 6178
Summary: Arthur's alone on Christmas for the first time in his life and he almost can't cope until Merlin steps in to quietly take Arthur home to Ealdor for the holiday. Modern AU.
My comments: So much about this fic is charming, but nothing so much as Hunith's treatment of Arthur and his reaction to her attention. So sweet.

Everyday by [ profile] phantomjam
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Words: 1,200
Warnings: None. Errs on the sappy-sweet side.
Summary: Arthur has an entire catalogue of ways to kiss Merlin.
My comments: I want to see all of these kisses.

The Devil is in the Details by lolo313 (at AO3)
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Words: 996
Summary: "Arthur Pendragon had always prided himself on his attention to detail." Basically, Arthur notices a freckle on Merlin's thigh during fellatio.
My comments: Beautifully written.

M-RYS by [ profile] ot_mornmeril (mornmeril at AO3) ART by [ profile] kjneely
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Words: 123216
Summary: The year is 2355 and Arthur Pendragon is the darling of Albion's capitol, Camelot. He's rich, handsome and the heir to Pendragon Enterprises, the world market leader of technology. Of course behind the facade, Arthur's life is far from perfect. His father is a demanding man and the betrayal of his ex-girlfriend has left him with even more issues than before, while through it all he's doing his best to take care of his mentally ill sister. But things really start to escalate when Arthur is put in charge of launching a new series of android models, the M-RYS line, and he discovers a malfunctioning model that seems more like a human than a computer. Things only go downhill from there. Between struggling with his ever growing feelings for Merlin and discovering one strange thing after the other, Arthur's world is completely upended as he and Merlin embark on a mission to discover his father's secrets.
My comments: One of my top pics of the year. The author is a gifted writer, who has done an excellent job of integrating the necessary world-building into the story. The plot was well-crafted and though I had an idea of how the story might end, there were plenty of surprises along the way.

Weighty and Troublesome Things by skitz_phenom on AO3
Pairing: Gwen/Arthur; Arthur/Merlin
Words: 123285
Summary:Post-canon AU / Canon AU from S2. It's been ten years since Arthur drifted away from him on the Lake of Avalon, but even inside Camelot's walls, Merlin is still lost. Hiding from those who know him and cut off from his former life in self-imposed exile, he can't resist the temptation when a mysterious stranger offers him the chance to set things right. Merlin returns to the past, to an innocent, simpler time, armed with the knowledge of Arthur's fate. He knows the odds (and the stubborn people - Arthur in particular) are stacked against him and the obstacles he must overcome seem insurmountable. Can destiny be nudged enough to save Arthur's life, and is the price too high?
My comments: Another beautifully written story, where Merlin repeatedly manipulates events to change Arthur's fate. The author does a great job with pacing, dialogue, and plotting -- all the story choices made seemed completely logical. It is emotional and lovely and at times heart-wrenching.
matchboximpala_dw: (christmas)
Original wish here:
A picspam or gifspam of Arthur Pendragon (from the TV show Merlin) swordfighting and looking HOT while doing so.

Well, that was WAY more difficult than I thought it would be, as in the process of browsing screencaps (and in some cases making my own), I realized that most of the time Bradley puffs out his cheeks during his fight scenes, or is grimacing. He only looks hot when he is standing still. :D

matchboximpala_dw: (sign)
If ever a fic had a self-reviewing title, this is it.

Glorious by ZairaA  (on AO3 at
Merlin (TV)
Explicit M/M


When Merlin meets Arthur Pendragon he is mesmerised and can hardly believe it when he finds out that he's a highclass prostitute. Thinking it's the only way to see the intriguing prat again, Merlin becomes Arthur's client - and embarks on a journey on which he not only loses his virginity (in any way possible) but also his heart. But while Merlin thinks he has found a friend – maybe even love - Arthur doesn't allow himself such things and keeps reminding Merlin that all they have is a business arrangement.



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