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Apr. 2nd, 2009 | 05:03 pm
mood: aggravated._.

"You look familiar."

Merlin sighed. Was it too much to ask the man to just shut up, stand there and look pretty? He was doing all the work here after all.

"Yeah? Some queer bloke you used to beat up back in boarding school?"

"No, nothing like that." The blond man didn't seem offended. "There's something about you, I can't quite put my finger on it—"

"Look here, you don't need to chat me up, alright?" Merlin said with a hint of exasperation. "Ryan or whatever your name is, I don't care if I look like your dead boyfriend incarnate."

The man blinked, as if the thought had just slotted into place.

"I dragged you back here to suck you off." He gestured at the man’s tight trousers. "Since you seem new to this whole illicit scene, let me give you two advices: One, my ears are not handles. Two, I don't want to hear anything that's not directly related to my technique."

The man looked bemused, but at least he was no longer spouting tired lines about serendipity and lookalikes. That accomplished, Merlin dropped onto his knees.



A/N: This can be either:
a) a modern day!AU with potential happiness in the future
b) an angsty reincarnation futurefic because Merlin has forgotten what Arthur looks like beyond "blond hair, blue eyes, and mind-blowing."
ETA 04/03/09: I was going with "Arthur is reincarnated over and over while Merlin, forever young, just lives on and on (thus the decay of memory)." But whatever plotbunny bites you works!

Either way, someone needs to write it for me, y/y?

(X-posted @ IJ. Answers merlinarthurfqf's April's Bizarre Holidays challenge - April 20: Lookalike Day and writing_game's familiar prompt.)

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morrighan

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from: morrighan_sai
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
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More breakfast reading! Now you're just doing this on purpose :D :D

I like to think of it as the "angsty reincarnation futurefic" version. Mmm, so much promise in such a tiny piece.

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
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Hee, great that it meshes so well with your breakfast reading schedule =DD

Mmm, so much promise in such a tiny piece.

Like sinful chocolate cake! >=D

I prefer option b too. Someone needs to write this because I'm not sure I can write angst without destroying my own soul. Or something.

ETA: Whoops. Didn't realize I accidentally screened this reply.

Edited at 2009-04-03 10:17 am (UTC)

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benebu

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from: benebu
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:49 am (UTC)
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I was going to throw a tantrum and demand a post about something else than Merlin, but somehow, this little piece of writing has distracted me. I'd really like to see more of it now.

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
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Hee. Will post HP links later today, promise ^^;;

Hopefully someone else will write it, because I'm not sure if I can write angst without destroying my own soul.

I do admit I'm intrigued by option b...
*is a sucker for angsty reincarnation stories*

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benebu

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from: benebu
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad to hear^^

I think I needn't ask you to point me in the direction of the fic in case anyone ends up writing it - I'll just have to follow the squeeage. (My vote goes to option b too. Not that it matters much.)

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
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I'll just have to follow the squeeage.

*g* Too true.

So far everyone seems to prefer option b.

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archaeologist_d

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from: archaeologist_d
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm going for angsty reincarnation futurefic! I'll be glad to read it.

I liked the pickup lines and how they weren't really pickup lines. Well done.

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! =D


Merlin had forgotten so much about Arthur, those "pickup" lines didn't jog his memory =(

*cries quietly in the corner*

...you see why I question my ability to write angst?

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The World Famous Fairyglass

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from: fairyglass
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
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One, my ears are not handles.

This had me in giggles. x3

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Merlin was starting to think that all the guys he hook up with secretly have an ear fetish...

Hee, thanks. Glad to amuse =D

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blackmage runs with daggers.

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from: ruien
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
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ROFL

but how/why would merlin still be merlin if it's a reincarnation?
You have to rename him Marlin. *g*

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
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*preens*

Well I was going with "Arthur is reincarnated over and over while Merlin, forever young, just lives on and on (thus the decay of memory)"

If I rename him I'd call him Hawkeye >=D

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blackmage runs with daggers.

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from: ruien
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
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i imagine the following exchange on the exchange of names...

"You're serious, it really is 'Marlin'?"
"*sigh* Yes, BRYAN."
"Sounds a bit fishy to me."
"Oh, ha ha ha. Coming from a bloke named after a Canadian singer?"

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
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LOL! X-D
And it's only a letter away from Marilyn.

But I suppose Marlin is still better than Mervin or Melvin...No wait, Mervin is better than Marlin, and Marlin is better than Melvin.

Bryan Adams is Canadian?

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blackmage runs with daggers.

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from: ruien
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Marlins are like a cheap knock-off version of a seafaring unicorn *g*

Yay for Merv lol

yes, bryan adams is canadian. Funny thing though, I always associate him with the coasts of ireland.

On a hysterical side note, the old stub for the black marlin entry on wiki has been noted for copyright infringement... wtf?? rofl

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
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For a second there I went, "Marlin = narwhal?"

Why Ireland?

They c & p'd too much info from somewhere else? Hee.

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blackmage runs with daggers.

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from: ruien
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
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i think it's one of his music videos from when we were kids, shows him on the coast of ireland, distinctive landmarks etc.

marlin = swordfish XD

but it's stupid in the discussion of scientific general knowledge! that's like saying "okay, only the people who buy this book or subscribe to this website can know what this particular kind of animal is" >.> as for plagiarism.... wtf would you be plagiarising in attempting to concisely describe an animal? its personal diary? *rolls eyes*

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 4th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
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The only two Bryan Adams music video I've ever seen:
- "Anything I do (I do it for you)"
- smth along the line of "The only thing that looks good on me/ is you."
=P

Hee okay, fish names confuse me X-D

wtf would you be plagiarising in attempting to concisely describe an animal? its personal diary?

X-D WIN.

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blackmage runs with daggers.

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from: ruien
date: Apr. 4th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
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i remember marlins because on this MUD i used to play in highschool, they infest the waters of a coastal town that i forget why i keep trying to go to and they'd always kill me and have me for supper. Blue Marlins, they were. Then one day, I started killing them instead XD oh joyous day, marlin steaks all round heh.

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 4th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Mmmm...swordfish steak...

I vaguely remember that song!
OMG Spice Girls it feels so long ago X-D
*hums "Wannabe"*

My brother's convinced that they lied about their age (he thinks they're 20-25 when they first debuted)

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blackmage runs with daggers.

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from: ruien
date: Apr. 4th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
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oh, quite plausibly.
it's people that suddenly age in multiples of 2 and 3 every year that makes me grin

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blackmage runs with daggers.

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from: ruien
date: Apr. 4th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
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also, funnily, the bryan adams song that got me to like bryan adams was "When You're Gone", the duet with Mel C.

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Eviltaru

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from: eviltaru
date: Apr. 5th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
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IS it my fault that you're so good at writing gay themed stories?

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 5th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
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It all started with Anne Rice and her homoerotic vampires (not that I recognize it as such at the time), so I guess in the end it _is_ your fault? =D

*hugs*
What time are you usually on MSN? Am unmotivated to sign in otherwise =P
Oh, and I'm getting a T-mobile G1 cellphone in a few days =DDD

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lilian_cho

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from: lilian_cho
date: Apr. 10th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
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<3
Here's the poll.

Hee, they're morrighan_sai's breakfast reading and your bedtime reading! =D
*twirls*

*squishes you*
Hurray, I'm glad my characterization of him meshes with your view of him =DDD
Arthur should shut up and let Merlin do his blow job ;-)


BTW, I like how your new icon combines fairy wings with 1920s (?) hairstyle =D

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