Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again

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Fanfiction
Title: Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again
Author(s): Aja
Date(s): 16 March 2009
Length: 8,475 words
Genre: slash fanfiction, RPS
Fandom: Merlin RPF, Merlin
External Links: Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again (LiveJournal)
Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again (Dreamwidth)
Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again (Audiofic Archive)

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Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again is a Bradley/Colin story by bookshop (8,475 words). It has a Merlin/Arthur subplot told through script and Bradley and Colin acting their way through a fictional season of Merlin.

Summary: ~ If the Mountain will not go to the sea then the river must bring them together.~

Suaine wrote an epilogue[1] for Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again as commentfic and dreaming_athena podficced the story and the epilogue.[2] The podfic is available at the Audiofic Archive.[3]

Recs and Reviews

  • "RPS, actors fall for each other on the set of the slashiest show ever. The thing with Bradley starts (more or less) in broad daylight one afternoon three hours into filming a scene where they have to climb a giant beanstalk."[4]
  • "Why the Rec? One, it's bookshop, whose posts never fail to bring joy to my life. Two, it's both Colin/Bradley AND Merlin/Arthur. Three, the styling of the fic is amazing. And Four, not only is it long and squee-filled, it also manages to fit some seriousness in there, just at the edges, and just enough that the stuff that happens between Colin and Bradley is meaningful. I love this fic, like, an unholy amount."[5]
  • "Okay, here's the thing. I am not really into RPS, not for any particular reason except time management and interest. If a fandom has a ton of fic, I go that way. However, a dark and terrible couple of weeks ago, there was no new fic and when I checked delicious.com/tag/merlin, I needed something to read and what do you know, there was RPS. [...] I loved this. I mean, it was an incredible read. And honestly? It's not like Aja is not fairly well-known as a writer, but we never shared a fandom and I was curious. And so I went in, a bit wary, a bit hopeful, and came out dazed and startled and re-reading it three more times. I should feedback that sometime, but I'm afraid it would be something rather unreadable. I like the beginning, I like how this never really slows down or speeds up but changes beats instead, going from four to three to cut-time, and the slow growth of something happening that's terrible and wonderful and inevitable, too."[6]

References

  1. suaine. Epilogue, 16 March 2009. (Accessed 15 January 2011)
  2. dreaming_athena. Podfic-Bookshop's Teaching the Indie Kids to Joust Again, 05 August 2010. (Accessed 15 January 2011)
  3. dreaming_athena in amplificathon. 3 Merlin Podfics, 07 August 2010. (Accessed 15 January 2011)
  4. The Marci Rating System, March 2009. (Accessed 15 January 2011)
  5. solarcat. A Couple of Merlin RPS Insta-Recs! =D, 16 March 2009. (Accessed 15 January 2011)
  6. Seperis. fiction and recs for merlin, 19 March 2009. (Accessed 15 January 2011)