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New Vid: The Bitch Prince (Merlin, Merlin/Arthur)
merlin is shifty - julesoh
Another guilty!pleasure video. Don't judge me! *headdesk*


Video Details

Title: The Bitch Prince (Angel Undercover Mix)
Song: "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks
Video Artist: Fabella (wistful_fever)
Summary: Merlin/Arthur. "No. No way. There must be another Arthur because this one's an idiot!" We love Arthur, Merlin loves Arthur, but wow, some days, he is so close to being smothered with a pillow. Slashy, fluffy, fun-type video, with maybe a little angst thrown in here and there.
Fandom: Merlin (101-108)
Warning: Slash, M/M
Length: 3:04
Format: xvid/divx avi

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Links Last Updated: 11/25/08

Vidding Notes:

Forgive me, Merlin makes me act like a twelve-year-old valley girl. Proceed with caution.

This video was directly inspired by the bitch!prince fanon that floats around the merlin community. It sort of goes like this: there once was this spoiled prince, who was very sad, but also kind of a jerk, but then he saves your life a lot, and he has a cute ass, and made you laugh that one time, and you found out his dad was A HUGE BUTTHOLE so you decided he could live after all. As long as he gave his manservant orgasms on a regular basis. THE END. I heart this Arthur characterization in a way I've hearted no annoying blonde since Draco Malfoy of Harry Potter mania.

I've been working on a crazy angsty serious type video for a little while now, and maybe it's just my disposition, but when I have something traumatic going on like that in an 'art is pain' sense, I really want something light and fluffy to off set it. And then there was MERLIN. And then there was me and my weird fascination for early 90s music, and vidding to songs everyone else has already spooged on a million times over, and there you have this video. I don't regret it! You can't make me!

I returned to doing a lot of color work with this video. There's a blur offset by a color adjustment to make things much more vivid and some tweaking throughout. I figured if I wasn't going for deepest!deep with this video, I might as well do a little technical work on it to show some effort.

This is a pretty upfront video. There are a few concepts at work within, but basically there is hot!arthur, hotformerlin!arthur, dejected!arthur, and determined!arthur. Why must you dig deeper than that?! WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

Screencap for banner nabbed from neptuneskiss

Any feedback is adored, tickled pink, then put in a safe place to be gawked at repeatedly.

JOY. New Fabella vid! I don't even watch this show and I'm excited. *downloads* :) Will edit in feedback later.

Oh my. That's just lovely!!! Merlin and Arthur are so much fun, and the song brings out the prickliness and the competition and the vid's just...perfect!!

*put in safe place to rewatch repeatedly*

Hehe. It was a vid made from love... and only love.

You're vidding in the Merlin fandom!

I love you right now!! And I love this vid!! WHEE


Apart from the GREAT choice in music the video just showed me just how much of Arthur/Merlin the makers shove in our faces. I mean, if anyone who'd never seen the show they'd seriously believe it's a medieval knights gayfest.

::is now trying to come up with names for medieval times based porno films::

Damn this fandom...

True, true. To think there have only been 8 episodes? It's taken other shows YEARS to get this amount of slash-friendly source.

OMG, stop dragging me into shows I've never even seen.

*watches again*

*and again*

Dude, the bandwagon is waiting. You know you want to.

I love it! Hee! I love your introduction. The whole bitch!prince descriptions is yummy! I have to add this vid to my merlin post. ;)

He really is such a bitch. I love it.

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Thank you! Yeah, I was pretty sure the song choice would lead plenty of people astray. But really? Arthur owns the song. Just the way he moves, you know? And I never back down from a challenging song choice. :)

OMG. New Fabella vid? And ARTHUR/MERLIN to boot? I choose to view this as the universe's coincidental birthday present to me. Thanks, universe. (Now I should probably download the vid and watch it, huh.)

And now that I have watched it...


Oh, I am going to rewatch this vid a shameful amount of times. Awesome.

This was absolutely amazing! You pulled together all of my favorite moments/things about the Merlin/Arthur dynamic. I also loved the coloring you used. Thank you for sharing.

(Could I convince you to post this over at merlin_vids? :D)

I'm happy that you liked it! :D:D:D:D:D

Absolutely loved it! I was so happy to see this nice shiny vid waiting for me when I refreshed the merlinxarthur page. The really enjoyed the timing and pacing of the vid and how you made the song work for Arthur (and incorporated the Arthur/Merlin relationship in there as well). Very lighthearted and fun. Well done! :D

You wouldn't think Meredith Brooks and Arthur Pendragon have anything in common, would you? BUT YOU WOULD BE WRONG. ;)

OMG I LOVE IT! *squeezes vid in glee*

Also: your comments about the bitch!Arthur characterization had me rolling. \o/

Hee! I love that he's such a bitch. Truly, he may be my favorite. It's so hard to choose, though. I don't think I will.

Congratulations. I haven't been watching this show, but because I heart your vids and this one was lovely (especially the music-scene choices), I am now downloading the first episode. Cheers!

Yay! I hope you like it. I'm flattered that you're willing to give it a shot now.

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Aww, that's a very sweet thing to say!




*shifty eyes*

You are very quick, my dear. Very quick, indeed.

Yay for slashy goodness!

Slashy goodness is slashy and good!

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WOWW, this was great! I don't watch this show, but I'll watch any video from you.

And now I really want to watch this show.

'Cause you made it look awesome.

Wonderful job on this... I'm fascinated by your editing style. :)

Okay, I can't lie, I totally exploded into laughter the first time the chorus came up. But in a good way, I swear!

And you're right, the song completely works for Arthur (so I'm kind of sort of writing a Merlin fic, the notes for which include constant references like AND ARTHUR TELLS THEM OFF AND THEY LEAVE MUTTERING ABOUT WHAT A HUGE BITCH HE IS, which I feel totally vindicates you in your song choice).

My conclusion: YAYZ!

I WANT TO READ THAT FIC. Hit me up the second you post it!

So, so awesome. I adore the summary, too :) I don't know anything technical about vids, but this was just adorable & your clip choices fit the song very well.

I love this so much, I want to wait until it's ready, marry it, and then steal its flower tenderly on our wedding night.

For real, I saw the song choice and was ready to put on my mocky-mocky pants and enjoy this as tongue-in-cheek fare. ...That is not what happened at all. I probably took this way to seriously, but it makes me so haaaaappy. Yay, and also, YAY.

LMAO. Be gentle, it gets nervous in new situations.

I think the video is as serious as you choose to take it. I tend to, well, take a crack-idea and make it as though it were perfectly logical, so I see how it can be viewed on multiple levels. And I secretly think this is my most brilliant song choice ever picked, so, yeah. :D:D:D:D:D \o/

I love this! Yay Merlin!

:D I love it! Awesome! I can understand Merlin confusion. Lol.

Why must you dig deeper than that?! WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

More video featuring "hot!arthur, hotformerlin!arthur, dejected!arthur, and determined!arthur"? :)

I doubt I can help myself. This is going to be another Supernaturalesque fandom for me, where I make ten million videos that say nothing new, but who cares?

*this* is awesome! And I mean really awesome! As soon as I heard the song start I was all like: OMG! YES! Because it so is Arthur! And Merlin <3s him so much and you can see it.

<- Merlin kinda makes me stupid so all I really have is: Wheeeeee! :)


We're in the same boat, I think.

OMG OMG OMG OMG!1!!!!!!! Do you know how much I'd been hanging out for this since I found out you were vidding this show?!?! I can't remember being this excited about a vid since, well, EVER. The music choice is pure genius. And - be still my heart - waaayy too much hotness of Bradley packed into 3 minutes. I love the narrative you took with this. Believe me, I spent the last three weeks desperately trying to come up with any sort of narrative for a Merlin/Arthur vid and coming up with absolutely nothing, so I know how hard it is and it just makes me so much more appreciative of this awesome concept. Did I mention AWESOME song choice? I'm incoherent with shipper girl love so I think I'll cut this incoherent ranting short here. Suffice to say I LOVED this so much and it hits exactly that sweet spot. Allow me the honour of hosting this, PUH-LEEZE?

Oh, honey, I'm so glad you like it. It's such crack that I barely want to acknowledge it. I kind of want a torrid, hot, secret affair with it, though. As long as NO ONE EVER KNOWS. Sort of a Buffy/Spike kind of deal. Host away if you dare. :)


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