WINNERS!!

Alriiiiiight!! 'Finish that Fic, Merlin' has finally come to an end, and you guys have managed to finish 15 fics in total! It's less than half of what you did last year, but considering the times I feel like it's justified. Fuck those people who say you have to be productive during a lockdown. Besides, Glompfest has been going on, and I suspect a lot of you have been occupied with that.

On the other hand you've managed to write more words than what you did last year!! 423,764 words!! Amazing!

And now on to the winners!

Having finished 7 fics in total schweet_heart wins for most fics finished thus get the honour of getting art made by vanhelsing019

schweet_heart also managed to write an astounding 170,200 words thus winning for most words written, she will also be the lucky recipent of art made by Lefayart.

Doing the impossible and finishing a fic started all the way back on November 25th, 2015 dollopheadedmer wins for oldest fic finished and will thus have the absolute pleasure of getting art made by amphigoury

Congratulations to all the winners!! Feel free to contact your artist to figure out what you want your prize to be. Remember though, that the artist is doing this of their own free will and if you demand something they aren't willing to create, they are free to say no. (In which case you then have to wish for something different)

See you all next round!!

Monthly Round Up - March

Your mod has ben absolutely SWAMPED in homework, which is why this update hasn't come out before now. This is also only the round up of the fics finished in March as there will be a seperate post coming up announcing the winners in each category, along with which artist will create art for them :)

Fics finished in March:

- Alone by dollopheadedmer

- Truth And Consequences by Queenofavalon3

- damned if you do(n't)
- all I need darling (is a life in your shape) by schweet_heart

Finished Fic: Truth and Consequences

Due to a misunderstanding, this fic was only posted on AO3 and tumblr and not here on LJ. As the user is not familiar with LJ I have decided to post for them instead.

Author: Queenofavalon3
Title: Truth and Consequences
Date started: September 8. 2019
Wordcount: 15,054 words
Rating: Not rated
pairing(s): Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Warning(s): No Archive Warnings Apply

Author's note:
This was my first time venturing into a longer fic and I'm super proud of the result. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this fic! :):

Summary:
What if Will didn't die and was knighted? What if Arthur became jealous of the close friendship Merlin and Will shared? Discover what happens as our boys struggle with their identity and insecurities all while a plot that could destroy all of Camelot ensues. Cue the drama, angst, and adventure!:

Link to fic: https://archiveofourown.org/works/23389789/chapters/56049628

FINISHED FIC: ALONE

Author: DollopheadedMerlin

Title: Alone

Date started: November 25th, 2015

Word count: 26,794

Rating: T

Pairing(s): None (canon Gwen/Arthur mentioned)

Warning(s): Graphic Depictions of Violence

Author's Note: I'm not 100% satisfied with this ending but I really wanted to get this old, old fic finished at alst. So I'm happy :)

Summary: A terrible fate renders Merlin isolated from the world around him. His only hope in reconnecting with anyone is through Arthur's determination. However, the king's faith in Merlin wavers, making him reluctant to aid in his recovery.

Link to Fic: Ao3https://archiveofourown.org/works/5281781
merlin: suave

Finished Fics (March)

Author: schweet_heart

FIC 1

Title: damned if you do(n't)
Date started: 28 Jan 2019
Wordcount: 990 words.
Rating: Teen
Pairing(s): pre-Merlin/Arthur
Warning(s): None.
Summary: There are plenty of reasons why you should(n't) kiss him. These are just a few of them.

Link to Fic: Here on AO3.

FIC 2

Title: all I need darling (is a life in your shape)
Date started: 24 May 2019
Wordcount: 1000 words.
Rating: Teen
Pairing(s): pre-Merlin/Arthur
Warning(s): Unrequited love, jealous!Merlin.
Summary: “I’m going to propose,” Arthur said. Merlin nearly crashed the car.

Link to Fic: Here on AO3.

Monthly Round Up - February

Top 3 for most words written so far:
1. schweet_heart with 145,194 words
2. candicewright with 99,656 words
3. thefutureisequalaf with 30,364 words

Top 3 for most fics finished so far:
1. schweet_heart with 5 fics finished
2. candicewright and lairofthedragon have finished 2 fics each.
3. dollopheadedmer and tehfanglyfish have both finished 1 fic.

Oldest fic finished so far:
as prisoned birds must find in freedom by schweet_heart which was started the 24th of November 2017.

Fics finished this month:
- Sticks and Stones by schweet_heart

Again, are you really going to let schweet_heart win it all??

Monthly Reminder to Update Your Word Count

This is your monthly reminder to update your word count, if you haven't already.

Here's a link to the spreadsheet if you have lost it (and to the people who recently signed up) And remember that you need to be logged into your Google account to be able to edit. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sQDDM5aKyrmI-cD5DSs5V1qa2sQmgps2udBpBrqUqJs/edit?usp=sharing

If you have not written anything, please put in  0.

And remember that only words written on a WIP for FTF counts, which means that words written for fics for another fest (Merlin-holidays, winterknights etc., should not be taken into account!!

Please let me know if you have any problems.
merlin: suave

FINISHED FIC: Sticks and Stones

Author: schweet_heart
Title: Sticks and Stones
Date started: 4 February 2019
Wordcount: 12,500 words.
Rating: Explicit
Pairing(s): Merlin/Arthur
Warning(s): Major Character Injury.
Author's Note: For FiftyFifty, with thanks to LFB72 for the wonderful art (here) and assistance. Any mistakes and inaccuracies (and I'm sure there are many) remain my own.

Summary: When Arthur breaks his wrist on the day before an important tournament, it falls to Merlin to tend to him while Gaius is away, and he can only hope that his ridiculous attraction to the prat will go unnoticed. (Un)fortunately for him, however, Arthur has other plans; plans which apparently involve driving Merlin crazy, and possibly even conquering his heart.

Link to Fic: Here on AO3.

Monthly Round Up - January

No, I didn't forget. Life just got in the way. -_- Anyway, on to what you've all been waiting for.

Top 3 for most words written so far:
1. schweet_heart with 131,515 words.
2. candicewright with 61,354 words.
3. thefutureisequalaf with 24,137 words.

Top 3 for most fics finished so far:
1. schweet_heart with 4 fics finished.
2. candicewright and lairofthedragon have finished 2 fics each.
3. dollopheadedmer and tehfanglyfish have both finished 1 fic.

Oldest fic finished so far:
as prisoned birds must find in freedom by schweet_heart which was started the 24th of November 2017.

Fics finished this month:
- Scuttlebutt by schweet_heart

- Call the Clotpoll Back! by candicewright

With one and a half months left of this fest, I am asking you this: Are you really going to let schweet_heart get away with winning every single category?