29 August 2014 @ 03:42 am
So this summer I went through all the old archives (Axe and Bow, Axe & Bow, Of Elves and Men, The Library of Moria) and the not so old archives (AO3 and Henneth-Annun), combing through the tags and singling out the gigolas fics that picked my interest. I read a lot - and let me stress this, a LOT - of fics, and of all those fics I read, I've selected the best ones to share with y'all!

(I didn't go through fanfiction.net because that way lies madness, and I'm not that far gone yet. I might make another list if I go through that site in the future, but don't hold your breath.)

Anyway, thanks a lot to flamebyrd (thank you for your help with the posting!), meereseibe, surroundedbydorks, ichijoukenichiro, notanightlight, and everyone else at the gigolaschat for their encouragement, support, and valuable suggestions!

The list is divided in several categories: canon fic (subdivided into pre-slash, getting together fic, smut, pining, fluff, Valinor, h/c, telling the parents, and other), canon au, au, and gen. Yes, this is a long, long, long post. Be warned, but hopefully there will be something here that you will like. My personal favourites are marked with an asterisk (*). Let me know if you find any errors (broken links or so, but everything should work smoothly), and also if you're an author and think your fic should be in a different category, don't hesitate to contact me! :)

Also, here's the post on tumblr, if you'd like to reblog it or share it. :)

Without further ado, I present to you a list of 89 brilliant gigolas fics for your personal enjoyment.

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feels:: tiredtired
soundtrack:: "change is hard" - she and him
So I survived my first semester. Quite literally, survived it. There were goods and bads and I don't really wanna talk about anything, so let's just leave it at that.

I'm currently in Mexico for the holidays and thank goodness eating like a pig. Oh yeah. Mexican food, I missed you so much! ; -;

I'm going to try to be an adult tomorrow. Yeah. Tonight I can still behave like there's no tomorrow, which means I'll stay up reading fics.

That's it. I'm alright. How you've been? :O
...Anyway, here I go.

I moved to Scotland, I live in St Andrews now, I'm a grad student. I'm finally where I wanted to be. It's been difficult to get used to it, heh. I mean... I'm still quite culture shocked, I'm having trouble adjusting to being a student again AND living in a completely foreign and alien culture and in a completely different weather to which I was used to, speaking a foreign language, and WELP.

But I'm really happy. I'm learning, slowly meeting new people and getting to know this place and getting to know myself in a new place, if that makes sense. I like it. I'm enjoying it. I'm still stressed, messy and a bit terrified, but I'll get better, and also I've got lots of support. So yay.


It's been fun.
16 March 2013 @ 11:06 pm
Soooooooo... I've got a new laptop! I've named it Totoro! :D And there was this sale so I got a free telly with it too which happens to be exactly like my sister's, just smaller. Little sister TV!!

Yeah, I'm in a super dorky mood. :3

I'm on a diet, too, but I'm not suffering like I thought I would. I'm actually enjoying it. It's weird. But yeah, I'm enjoying being on a diet. I've been doing some reading on the bus, which is something, and... I'm enjoying work a lot. :D

I'm sleeping better, it gets better slowly, and while I'm broke and I owe more than I've already earned (that will teach me NOT to count on money people owe me -_-), at least I've got new shiny stuff!!!!

And as you can tell, I'm happy and excited. I haven't decided where I'm going to grad school or anything, but I will, very soon. Because I figured out what's holding me back and now I'm dealing with it. I feel great today. :)

PS: I really need to get new icons for this journal... Shame on me. XD
feels:: happyhappy
soundtrack:: "Don't stop me now" - Queen
14 October 2012 @ 06:14 pm
So, lemmesay started watching Merlin! And also I promised javiera ages ago that I'd write a list of the best Merlin eps to watch, so she could skip the crappy stuff and just stick to the good ones.

I'd say, "Oh you gotta watch this because it's like super important for continuity!!!" but seriously, this show doesn't understand continuity (and sometimes not character development), so this list might lack important eps. I find that you can pretty much cut out the entire Lancelot/Guinevere/Arthur plot and you wouldn't miss much. Except Lancelot, who was awesome and hot... Anyway, here's the list:

* * This might not be very good but they have good moments, so you might wanna watch them.
* This ain't a good ep, but it has a cool character that never appears later (mostly women Arthur is enchanted/forced by his father to court/like) so you might as well watch it if you're interested.
I shall also underline the eps that gave me a lot of feelings haha, even if they aren't that good.
Episodes without any sign: don't even bother. Seriously, don't.

Series 1:
1. The Dragon's Call * * *
2. Valiant
3. The Mark of Nimueh * *
4. The Poisoned Chalice * * *
5. Lancelot * * *
6. A Remedy to Cure All Ills *
7. The Gates of Avalon *
8. The Beginning of the End * * *
9. Excalibur * * *
10. The Moment of Truth * * *
11. The Labyrinth of Gedref * * *
12. To Kill the King * * *
13. Le Morte d'Arthur * * *

Series 2:
1. The Curse of Cornelius Sigan * *
2. The Once and Future Queen
3. The Nightmare Begins * * *
4. Lancelot and Guinevere * *
5. Beauty and the Beast (Part 1) * * *
6. Beauty and the Beast (Part 2) * * *
7. The Witchfinder * * *
8. The Sins of the Father * * *
9. The Lady of the Lake *
10. Sweet Dreams *
11. The Witch's Quickening * * *
12. The Fires of Idirsholas * * *
13. The Last Dragonlord * * *

Series 3:
1. The Tears of Uther Pendragon (Part 1)
2. The Tears of Uther Pendragon (Part 2)
3. Goblin's Gold * * *
4. Gwaine * * *
5. The Crystal Cave * *
6. The Changeling *
7. The Castle of Fyrien *
8. The Eye of the Phoenix * * *
9. Love in the Time of Dragons * *
10. Queen of Hearts
11. The Sorcerer's Shadow * *
12. The Coming of Arthur (Part 1) * * *
13. The Coming of Arthur (Part 2) * * *

Series 4:
1. The Darkest Hour (Part 1) * * *
2. The Darkest Hour (Part 2) * * *
3. The Wicked Day * * *
4. Aithusa * * *
5. His Father's Son * * *
6. A Servant of Two Masters * * *
7. The Secret Sharer * *
8. Lamia
9. Lancelot du Lac
10. A Herald of New Age * *
11. The Hunter's Heat *
12. The Sword in the Stone (Part 1)
13. The Sword in the Stone (Part 2)

Yeah, basically, you can see series 1 was the best. Then The first half of season four was pretty damn great until the producers decided to jump the shark. To be honest, the focus of the show moves more from Merlin to Arthur around the third series (or should I say, to shoving Arthur/Gwen down our throats :/). And yeah, you can pretty much skip the finale of series four. It was terrible except for a couple of things. So maybe you'll find yourself asking, "Hey, wait, how come this character is now evil?!" or something, but honestly, even if you'd watched the ep in which they're announced as evil, the lack of proper character development means you wouldn't really be missing anything. :/

Right now I'm only watching the show because Bradley James and Colin Morgan's performance as Arthur and Merlin is great, and they make even shitty scenes be awesome. But yeah... series five is currently airing. Once it's done, I could add those new eps to the list.


Okay, I know I don't sound very enthusiastic, but it's not my fault that the damn show's gone to the dogs now because the producers are terrified of continuity and character development. :S Still, the premise is pretty damn awesome, and the chemistry between Merlin and Arthur is the heart of the show. So it's worth watching for that, IMHO. :D


I'm adding the last season, a year and a half after it ended. Heh! Here it is.

Series 5:

1. Arthur's Bane (Part 1) * *
2. Arthur's Bane (Part 2) * *
3. The Death Song of Uther Pendragon *
4. Another's Sorrow *
5. The Disir *
6. The Dark Tower
7. A Lesson in Vengeance
8. The Hollow Queen
9. With All My Heart
10. The Kindness of Strangers *
11. The Drawing of the Dark * *
12. The Diamond of the Day (Part 1) * *
13. The Diamond of the Day (Part 2) * * *
feels:: bouncybouncy
soundtrack:: "Bermondsey Street" - Patrick Wolf