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Things I Intended To Do Today (and made all sort of promises to myself before I went to sleep last night):

- write at least five pages of my seminar paper
- clean my room -- there is a monster growing under one of the piles of clothes, I'm pretty sure
- shower
- wake up before noon
- eat some meals (one of the hardest things on the list--I usually manage to remember one meal in a day)
- revise my prelims list

Things I Have Accomplished As Of 4 PM:

- shower

And I only just did that.

In other news, my friend convinced me to buy a beautiful pumpkin vintage coat yesterday. It is lovely. Also. I drank much coffee today and that makes me very happy.
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Title: The Only Two Tragedies (AU + WIP 3/?)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ifeelbetter
Rating: PG-13 (for the presence of alcohol—shock!)
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, slight Gwen/Lancelot
Word Count: 2,033
Disclaimer: Don’t own, won’t ever. It’s all a lie.
Summary: Merlin is a young British artist living in New York but has, of late, lost his inspiration. While he’s looking for his missing spark, he winds up challenging Arthur, wealthy son of a PR mogul, to a drinking competition and ends up winning himself a less-than-willing model.
Notes: Um YES. So when I said I would update in a timely manner? I may have ACCIDENTALLY lied. Lied in a big-ol'-whopper-of-a-lie kind of way. And, if anyone is still interested, I am DEEPLY sorry. Also--do you know who's awesome? [livejournal.com profile] rheashan is awesome. Cuz she beta-ed for me. First time for her, first time for me. Watch out, world. I may be going pro.


Merlin threw his arms up in defeat and declared that they were going to the park and Arthur could run off his energy in the dog park. )
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Title: The Only Two Tragedies (AU + WIP 2/?)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ifeelbetter
Rating: PG-13 (for the presence of alcohol—shock!)
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur (eventually), slight Gwen/Lancelot
Word Count: 3,200
Disclaimer: Don’t own, won’t ever. It’s all a lie.
Summary: Merlin is a young British artist living in New York but has, of late, lost his inspiration. While he’s looking for his missing spark, he winds up challenging Arthur, wealthy son of a PR mogul, to a drinking competition and ends up winning himself a less-than-willing model.
Notes: Sorry for the delays, if anybody's been keeping track. Real life has been cruel and I wasn't sure what to do next anyway. So, please, comment.

Arthur groaned at his phone when it rang a second time. He'd already told it that it was Saturday and he was hungover, dammit, but that hadn't stopped it.  )
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Title: The Only Two Tragedies (AU 1/?)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ifeelbetter 
Rating: PG-13 (for the presence of alcohol—shock!)
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur (eventually), slight Gwen/Lancelot
Word Count: 4,245
Disclaimer/Spoilers/Warnings: Don’t own, won’t ever. It’s all a lie. And it has no spoilers.
Summary: Merlin is a young British artist living in New York but has, of late, lost his inspiration. While he’s looking for his missing spark, he winds up challenging Arthur, wealthy son of a PR mogul, to a drinking competition. Will he win himself a less-than-enthusiastic model or will he end up walking Paris Hilton’s dog?
Notes: The title comes from Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan: “In this world, there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” This story started with a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] callista_mythola couple of weeks ago. I don’t know why I’ve done this, having not written a thing for the past two years since a splurge of Harry Potter fics under the name Yorkshire Pudding (which I chose because I was seriously craving it at the time) that I am somewhat ashamed to acknowledge mine. I usually run out of steam without encouragement so be warned: if you don’t comment, you kill this fic.


Arthur's knees buckled the moment they left the safety of the chair and he slid to the ground, passing out almost before he hit bottom. “Ha, yourself. Rule Britannia, bitch.” Merlin slammed his glass down and Morgana shook awake at the clatter. “I am victorious!” Merlin told her seriously.  )

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