Friday 4 November 2016

Friday Fics Fix - Dark Emrys

Now that Halloween is over, normal fanfiction service will resume ;) (well, as normal as it ever gets.)

This week's fic is based on the BBC series Merlin. Which you should totally look up if you haven't seen it, because it's a pretty damn cool series.

You know what I really love though my nerdlets? Well-written fanfiction. Fanfiction which could be an original short story, and no-one could argue (excluding the copyright issues of course.)

And when the well-written piece is about mental health? Dude, I'm there.

But guys: WARNING! This is not a happy fic. It's about depression and includes self-harm, and some physical restraint related to the self-harm.

You know what's best for you, but please stop reading/don't start reading if this is going to hurt you and/or your wellbeing, mm'k?

Personally though, I found this... honest. As someone with depression, I really could relate to the emotion, even though the circumstances were different to my own.

Not sure that the reaction of Merlin's friends (i.e. yelling at him,) is all that healthy. But realistic? Yeah, probably. Honest? Again, yes.

So this week's fic rec is:

As the Sun Fades by Welcome to my House of Mirrors

Enjoy, take care of yourselves, and I'll see you next week with more fanfiction-y-ness.

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  1. I loved this post! I don't remember much of Merlin anymore - it's been AGES since I watched it! But still, fanfics are awesome! And any that promote accurate depiction of mental health...simply beyond words. Sounds like this fic is one for me to read! Thanks so much for sharing, lovely! <3

    1. I was totally impressed - it's fics like these that made me start these posts to begin with. There's so much amazing writing out there that should be celebrated! :) <3


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