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2015-09-28 05:28 pm

Dear Secret Mutant

Hello awesome person!

First things first: Thank you so much for putting time and effort into making a gift for me. I really really appreciate it and am excited to see what you come up with! Second: Don't be scared! I’m sure I'll love whatever you make. If my prompts don't inspire you, don't worry about it.

Here are a few other things I like:

Canon compliant stories or AUs where they still have their powers, mutant politics, mansion fic, kid fic, AUs where Erik stays/comes back/they resolve their differences, time-travel, shrewed and not-so-goody-two-shoes Charles (but not bad, I just don't think he's a saint. Or a woobie.), Erik being a bit of an asshole, one of them being more sexually experienced than the other, Erik having a dark past, Erik having a jewish/German background, detectives/spies/secret ops AUs, BAMF Erik (BAMF Charles too!), Western, historical AUs, high school AUs and/or growing up together, sibling incest (yes, I’m a pervert), ghosts, demons and mystical beings, hurt/comfort, amnesia, cyborgs, holiday centric schmoop

I like character-driven stories and I like it when those characters are competent and smart, even if they have hang-ups and issues and traumas that stand in their way. I like it when they have faults.

I like sassy dialogue, whether it's banter or flirting or epic shouting matches.

In regard to relationships I like first times, getting together, make-up/break-up, friends to lovers or even enemies to lovers. I’m not so much interested in established relationship fluff. I lovelovelove UST and pining and characters being a little oblivious to each others or even their own feelings.

I really love equal relationships. I love when they are on equal footing, when it's give and take and both are strong characters in their own right. If there’s a (perceived) power imbalance due to age/experience/status, I like it when it’s compensated by something else. I also like it when neither one is being the top or the bottom in the relationship. That also means I'm not really fond of dominance and submission or alpha/omega dynamics.

I’m not afraid of angst in general, and I like it when it pulls on my heart-strings as long as there is a happy end on the horizon. Please don't break my heart over the holidays without putting it back together!

If this all doesn't inspire you, write/art/create what does. Honestly, I love lots of things and I probably forgot half of them. Just please don't go into the direction of my dislikes.

What I don’t like:

noncon, humiliation, genderbending, a/b/o dynamics, D/s relationships, watersports, mpreg as a normal thing (as opposed to wtf how could this happen?), major character death, dark!Charles/Erik, woobie Charles

I’m also really serious about Charles/Erik as my OTP, so if you choose to create something that’s not Charles/Erik, I’d prefer it if you would not put them in a romantic relationship with someone else. Thank you! <3

I really hope you find something you can work with and - most of all - have fun! :)
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2014-03-22 07:15 pm


Not all but most of my posts are locked these days. If I know you, we have similar interests and you're not a dick, feel free to leave a comment saying you want to be friends and I'll add you back.

If you're looking for my fanfiction, it can be found here.
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2014-02-14 10:31 am

Happy Ystävänpäivää to all of you!

Forget Valentine's Day, in Finland it's Friend's Day or Friendship Day! As someone who normally tries to studiously avoid the showers of pinkish hearts and overpriced flowers that randomly explode into life on this day, I approve of this very muchly.

So, dear friends and awesome people: KNOW I LOVE YOU, yeah?

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2014-01-21 08:58 am
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Come join the next Merlin Big Bang on February 1st!

I'm so happy Merlin Big Bang is returning in a new reincarnation! Lol.

I'm *definitely* joining in with the fun again!

Will you? (You know you want to... ;) )

After Camlann: a Merlin Big Bang

[ profile] aftercamlann presents a new Big Bang challenge for 2014.

Sharpen your pencils, wet your brushes and adjust your seats as we are bringing you to a wholly new adventure!

Sign ups starting on February 1st.
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2013-11-18 01:08 pm

Reminder: FIC AUCTION closes today at 24:00 GMT

Bid on 5.000 - 10.000 words of fic, written for your own prompt, and donate for the Philippines in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

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2013-11-15 08:57 am

Fic Auction for Fandomaid

This is an auction for the campaign to raise emergency relief funds for the Philippines in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

I have already offered a fic at [ profile] fandomaid and the wonderful [ profile] rotrude has bought it. Since it's only going to be a short ficlet I thought I could still do more and so I'm having an auction for a longer fic here. You can donate to any of the charities, and either confirm to me directly or via the official side.

What I'm offering:

Fanfiction, 5.000 - 10.000 words (depending on inspiration for your prompt), pairing: Merlin/Arthur, any rating

Starting bid 10 $

AUCTION will close at 24:00 GMT on Monday

(If anyone rather bid anonymously, feel welcome to send me a PM.)

Don't know what kind of stuff I write? Then you can look here.
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2013-10-11 07:21 pm

Happy Birthday Huey!! - and Bradley ;)

Happy Birthday [ profile] phoenixacid...!! I don't even know where this came from, well apart from the obvious which is my insane brain. I never wrote RPF. I know you wanted Bradley to get a birthday spanking but that just ended in silly giggles and Colin even got a hiccup.

So... this is no porn. But it's love. Which - sometimes - might be even better after all. ;)

RPF Birthday Drabble )

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2013-09-30 10:16 am

Birthday Drabble

For the awesome, talented, inspiring [ profile] altocello. Happy Birthday, bb!

Many thanks to [ profile] k_nightfox for the quick beta.


There is someone ringing the bell. There is someone ringing the bell quite insistently. The bell never before managed to sound so annoyed, almost as if it was scowling.

There are two men on the doorstep. One blond, one dark. The blond one is wearing a shit eating-grin. The dark one is wearing a very nice blue, knee-length skirt with white polka dots. There is also a birthday cake.

''I know, you don't know us,'' the blond man says. ''But this is for you.''

He shoves the cake forward. It's chocolate. ''Oh, uhm... Happy Birthday!''

The dark haired man – the one in a skirt – scowls. Well, he was scowling before but now he is positively glaring.

'''Oh,uhm Happy Birthday', Arthur? Really?''

''What?'' the blond man – Arthur, apparently – asks. ''I did what she asked, didn't I? I gave her friend the cake.''

''You didn't give it to her, you shoved it at her.''

''Oh, shut up, Merlin.'' Arthur turns back towards the door. ''You must excuse him,'' he says, pointing his thumb at his companion. ''He's a bit grumpy because he lost at Truth or Dare.''

''You can't lose at Truth or Dare, Arthur. Not if you actually comply with the dare, which – I hope I don't have to point out – I did.''

''Pfft. Sure you can lose if you comply with that kind of grace, Merlin. Come on, don't be a spoil sport. Just because you erroneously thought I’d have more of a problem asking a total stranger if I could do them a favour, it doesn’t mean you have to be a sore loser about it. You could still give this nice lady a smile on her birthday. You look especially fetching in that skirt, if I may say so.''

Merlin looks down at where his long legs stick out of the sea of polka dots, feet clad in a pair of Doc Martins. The glare he sends at Arthur after that should have dropped the blond, but Arthur's grin only broadens.

Suddenly there is a malicious little smile on Merlin's face. ''Well, Arthur, if I remember correctly, you haven't fulfilled the whole favour yet, have you?''

The other man pales. He looks at his companion disbelievingly. ''I hate you.''

''Oh, come on, Arthur. You don't want to spoil this nice lady's birthday, do you?''

Arthur's smile is pained. He opens his mouth. He closes it again. Merlin nudges him in the rips.

Closing his eyes in mortification, Arthur takes a deep breath. Then he starts to sing.

''Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear [ profile] altocello. Happy birthday to youuuu!''

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2013-09-24 11:28 am

Happy Birthday Deminos!!

A BIG FAT Happy Birthday to my wonderful, ankle-breaking and crowbar-swinging friend [ profile] deminos001.

I didn't write you noncon because you pushed me into doing that three weeks after I met you. But I tried to put in the other things you truly love: Mushrooms and tears. Also a lot of porn.:D

Enjoy! <3

Warnings: This fic contains mind control (due to thrall put upon Arthur when he enters a fairy ring), leading to dubious consent, some rough fucking and (yes, believe me!) a rather fluffy ending. :)
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2013-09-09 08:03 am

Happy Birthday Kitty!!

Happy Birthday tooo Youuuu! Happy Birthday toooo Youuuuu!! Happy Birthday dear [ profile] kitty_fic! Happy Birthdaaaaay toooooooo Youuuuuuuuuuu!!

So. This is your day, and I hope it's gonna be awesome and full of sunshine and prezzies and cupcakes and love. You deserve it all and more, because there are awesome people and then there's you. *Hugs you very hard*

I didn't make you cupcakes. Not even the porny variety. (Although I almost hope *someone* does, someone closer to you who could give them to you directly, because... wouldn't that be awesome?) But I made you this:

In which there are straight *cough* boys being curious, sneaky, kind of stupid and maybe just at the beginning of a beautiful friendship *cough*...

I hope you like it. :)
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2013-09-03 11:23 am

Merlin reel

Okay, so I decided to drop out of [ profile] reel_merlin because my movie (Kate & Leopold) just didn't want to work with the personalities of the characters. I told myself it's a good thing because I have much more time to write [ profile] merlin_horror and [ profile] merlin_sexstars that way.

Now, today someone told me that you can change the movie if your new choice is not yet claimed... ridiculous, right? It's due in two and a half weeks. But I had a look at my DVDs and... *headdesk* ... I changed my prompt.

Because this I have to write:

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes

Featuring: poineer pilots, posh!Arthur, inappropriate!Merlin, tomboy!Morgana, daring adventures, jealousy and misunderstandings, from rivals to lovers, fumbling Merthur kisses between machinery...
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2013-08-28 10:18 am
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FIC: Remember the day

Happy Birthday [ profile] jadesfire!!

*hugs you and twirls you*

I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends today, and have some time to celebrate (and maybe even relax!). May your wishes come true and the sun shine down on you!

This is for you:

Title: Remember The Day
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin (can be read as friendship of pre-slash)
Rating: G
Word Count: 1.269
Summary: It's Merlin's birthday and he's sulking. Of course Arthur wouldn't remember. Or maybe Arthur is just being Arthur, and Merlin is a bit of an idiot.

Many thanks to [ profile] puckboum for the puppy. ;)

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2013-08-25 07:11 pm
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[ profile] merlinmpreg has started posting! Go and check it out! :)

Art by [ profile] citrus_lime.
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2013-08-02 11:59 am

FIC: A Beacon In The Dark

IT IS DONE!!! Omg, I can't belive this day has finally come where I can send out this baby into the world. Thank you, all you lovely people who helped me get this done!

My wonderful, talented artist and inofficial cheerleader [ profile] crimsonswirls who got drunk with me, showed me love through CAPS LOG and shared an hour of birthday blast (and art! SO much gorgeous art! *hugs*). My beta-readers, [ profile] mayotoffees and [ profile] typewritertip, who hunted down stray commas and hyphens as well as giving insightful comments on characters and squeels of encouragement. Thank you so much! There are the two Asian bombshells [ profile] deminos001 who was my cheerleader for all things dark and [ profile] blood_songs90 who made me incredibly beautiful birthday art that was a great inspiration. And last but not least there were all the awesome and amazing people over at PL chat who made me feel welcome when I stumbled into fandom (you lot know who you are – so much love!!).

Title: A Beacon In The Dark
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur, past Arthur/Mithian, Gwen/Lancelot, Morgana/Leon
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~ 96k
Warnings: non-con, violence, prostitution related dub-con and humiliation, panic attacks, forced drug use (magic repressing medication), minor character death. One scene includes non-graphic whipping, bondage and asphyxiation (also prostitution related). There are some very vague references to recreational drug use, suicide and incest.
Summary: In a society where people with magic are persecuted, Arthur is a lawyer who takes on a prominent murder case. The suspect is a sorcerer: Merlin, Arthur's former childhood friend, who vanished at sixteen when his magic was discovered. Now, ten years later, Merlin is a prostitute, and Arthur has to solve more than Merlin's secrets to save the man he still loves from execution.

A story about two friends, who after losing their hope, their innocence and their way, finally find each other again.

with gorgeous art by [ profile] crimsonswirls

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2013-04-06 01:51 pm


Hello everybody,

so, yeah, it seems I have been bitten by the 'Merlin' crazy. I had been lurking and reading (and of course watching) for a while already, but never had the courage or maybe just the drive to write for this fandom myself. But then I haven't done much writing till recently in any capacity. Real life had me in a headlock and my old hounds (read the HP fandom) just didn't hold my interest anymore.

So when I signed up for Merlin Redux, it was like an experiment. Let's see if I can do this. And now? I've got a Merlin Redux story waiting to be posted, am 13 k into my Big Bang story and just finished a fill for a prompt for Merlin Muses.

So, I'd say I'm back. Boy, am I back! Maybe a little different, but life's about change and my drug of choice has always been writing. The muse sails with the inspiration. So, hello 'Merlin', here I am!
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2011-02-21 11:17 am
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The joys of pregnancy

Hello everybody!

So, some of you have been wondering where I am, or maybe more importantly where the next update is...

I'm truly sorry to say that sadly it's not just around the corner. The thing is... just after my last post I found out I am pregnant. Which is of course wonderful. Not so wonderful is the constant 24-hours-a-day nausea and sickness or the bone-deep tiredness that's been holding me captive for the past five weeks. I've cut back on work, my social life is practically non-existent and I can't tell you how much daytime TV sucks (for that matter so does nightome TV).

I'm not telling you all this to gain a round of pity. I am still very very happy about becoming a mommy. :) But unfortunately, as long as things don't improve (and, god, am I hoping  they do soon) there won't be any writing happening. Right now, all I could probably write would be PREGNANT Sirius and I guess that would be as confusing for you as it would be for me.

I am REALLY looking forward to write again, you don't know how much I miss it. And as soon as I am better I hope to be back full steam. I can't make you any promises, but if this works out like it does with most women I should be able to get back into it in maybe around two weeks. But then there really are no rules to pregnancy.

So... bear with me?

Much love,

x Zaira
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2011-01-02 12:44 pm
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Happy New Year!!

I realize I have been very silent for a while, but it's a new year and I do have a few resolutions, one being to be less reclusive. December has been crazy for me. The weeks running up to Christmas left me gasping for breath and I had to cut down on everything that was not of vital importance. Which sadly meant I had to give up on my seasonal fic I had planned. Well, I guess that gives me a lot of time to get it ready until NEXT Christmas.

Those of you who are waiting for the next chapter of The Heart's Desire, keep your hopes up. I have about 6.5 k ready and I think it will definitely be ready this month. LOL.

Those of you who are waiting for the next installment of Shadow of a Doubt. I am deeply sorry. No, I have not and will not abandon this fic, but right  now I can't stand the pressure to spend equal time on both my WIPs. I promise to concentrate on it again when THD is done, which should be in another three or four chapters.

I wish you all a Happy New Year! :)

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2010-10-22 10:04 am
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Back and working

Hey everybody!

I just wanted to let you know that I am back from Africa - which was fanfastic, thank you! - and am currently working on Shadow of a Doubt, chapter 5 aswell as The Heart's Desire, chapter 23. I can't estimate yet when I will be able to post, but I am back in the swing of things so expect updates coming your way in the next weeks.
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2010-08-09 03:32 pm

News on Updates

Okay, first things first: No, I am not dead. Not yet.


I might have suffered of something called ''Unbridled All-consuming Bone-deep Exhaustion''. Meaning I was tired. In a very mean way. In a way where my brain was managing to function on a basic level, and I could just push myself to get my work done, but where the free spirit of creativity is depressingly absent.


So I have had the next chapter of ''Shadow of a Doubt'' almost done for a few week but didn't stand a chance of finishing. I was truly stuck. I'm on it again, and I hope to get it to you soon. The new chapter for ''The Heart's Desire'' will take a little longer – sorry for that.


I am truly happy for all your enthusiasm for both of my stories, and I feel bad for you having to wait this long, but sometimes life just gets in the way of things. As a little consolation there is a little Sneak Peek for 'Shadow of a Doubt''...



Read more... )
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2010-06-02 10:43 pm
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It's coming along...

I just wanted to let you know that the new chapter of  The Heart's Desire  is half done. Meaning I have crossed the 5.000 words mark. I read it to my husband tonight and he asked me why I won't post it as it is. The answer is simple. I'm afraid you would lynch me, or at least throw some imaginary rotten eggs my way if I left it at that. 

At the end of next week I will go for a one week holiday at my refuge at the northern sea. I hope to finish it before that. But it is a very important chapter, and I want to do it right. So please be patient with me.

x Zaira