The Bitch Prince

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Title: The Bitch Prince
Creator: fabella
Date: 11 November 2008
Format: digital vid
Length: 3:04 min
Music: Bitch by Meredith Brooks
Genre: slash vid
Fandom: Merlin
Footage: Series 1
URL: The Bitch Prince (LiveJournal)
The Bitch Prince (YouTube)
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The Bitch Prince is a Merlin/Arthur vid by fabella (3:04 min). It won second place in the 2008 Camelot Music Video Awards in the category 'Character: Arthur'.

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.

Vidding Notes:

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 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?[1]
Copyright notice: "The audio has been disabled."

The YouTube version of this vid was without sound.[2] Under the vid was a notice that said: "This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled." By February 2011 the vid was no longer available on the vidder's YouTube channel because, as the frowny YouTube face explains, "This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement. Sorry about that."[3]


  1. ^ wistful_fever. New Vid: The Bitch Prince (Merlin, Merlin/Arthur), 11 November 2008. (Accessed 14 August 2010)
  2. ^ The Bitch Prince. (Accessed 14 August 2010)
  3. ^ The Bitch Prince. (Accessed 12 February 2011)