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Title: Coax Me
Rating: PG
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin

Warnings/Contents: Amputee (above-knee prosthetic)

Summary: Prompt for Merlin Reverse Big Bang 2014.

Link to Fic: (Un)like Any Other

Notes: Thanks to my crew of betas and cheerleaders: [livejournal.com profile] altocello, [livejournal.com profile] alby_mangroves, itzcoatl, and the gsd_fandom chat. And a special thanks and big hugs to [livejournal.com profile] bunnysworld for taking the plunge and picking this piece to write a fic for. I wish I could have done more art, but RL slapped me hard in the first quarter of the year.

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Date: 2014-03-16 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adsullatta.livejournal.com
This is wonderful!! Merlin shy and nervous and Arthur so tender-I really REALLY love the panel with their fingers entwined and the way the three panels are like a camera panning down-starting with the upper bodies, then zooming in on their hands and then finally panning down to their legs...and the reason why Merlin is so nervous (or at least that's where my mind went). Also love the way they are backlit from the window-gorgeous!

Just so so much awesome here!!

Now I can't wait to read what Bunny wrote for your lovely art <3

Date: 2014-03-16 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Good catch on the pan! You are absolutely right - I wanted to make this a "reveal" piece. I'm glad you like it!! Thank you so much for the comment! ^__^

Date: 2014-03-16 08:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alby-mangroves.livejournal.com
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE AMPH!!! HAVE A KEYSMASH OKAY?!!!

This is just such an emotive and wonderful piece of art Amph, you have the best ideas!! Love the execution and the gradual reveal. LOVE the bashful and delighted Merlin at the top, the hesitant fingers, the wonder we feel at what he's been through when we arrive at the end. Just fantastic! WELL DONE YOU! <33333

Date: 2014-03-16 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
EEEEEEEEE!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KEYSMASH!!!!! THE BEST!!!

Thank you so much, Alby! I'm really, really happy with how this piece turned out. ALL THE FEELS!!!

Date: 2014-03-16 09:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wanderlust48.livejournal.com
SO. AWESOME. The whole thing is so warm and soft, and argh, can't take it!
(Anyway, what Sulla and Alby said too. Cos they said it so well)

Date: 2014-03-17 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
The lighting came out better than I expected! I was really aiming for a nice hazy summer late afternoon vibe. Thank you so much for commenting! *HUGS*

Date: 2014-03-16 10:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sallyna-smile.livejournal.com
Wow, this makes me so excited to read the story. Great job amphigoury!

Date: 2014-03-17 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thank you very much!!!

Date: 2014-03-16 11:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asya-ana.livejournal.com
I love the shifting focus, and they are so wonderfully in character here. Awesome!

Date: 2014-03-17 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!! I love that their characters can transfer easily no matter what AU you put them in.

Date: 2014-03-16 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwylliondream.livejournal.com
Oh, this is wonderful! I love the way you made the viewer linger on the words before you directed the visual attention to Merlin's situation. Just gorgeous, and Merlin's apprehension is so sweet.

Date: 2014-03-17 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
That's a clever trick I picked up from reading comic books - taught me how to guide a reader's eye!

Thank you so much for commenting!!!

Date: 2014-03-16 03:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kitty_fic
Awww! This is just lovely! I just love it so much!

Date: 2014-03-17 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thanks Kitty!! I'm glad you enjoyed it!!!

Date: 2014-03-16 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emjayelle.livejournal.com
EEEEEE THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

I looooove all the emotion you were able to convey with only three frames, and your COLOURS. Love the atmosphere in this. Wonderful. All of it. :D

Date: 2014-03-17 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
THANKS EM!!! **HUGS**

I'm always such a scrooge when it comes to panels. I always try to tell a story with as few panels as I can get away with ;)

Date: 2014-03-16 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] giselleslash.livejournal.com
Oh wow, what an emotional piece. Gorgeous.

Date: 2014-03-17 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thank you very much!!

Date: 2014-03-17 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archaeologist-d.livejournal.com
Really lovely! The colors, the way you told the story with the dialogue and the panels. Great job.

Date: 2014-03-17 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thanks ArchD!!! ***HUGS***

Date: 2014-03-17 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zairaalbereo.livejournal.com
I still can't get over this piece, damn you! The shy tenderness of it, the way it captures me with the blush and the hesitantly entwining fingers and the nervous mumbling and then punches me in the stomach with the realisation what it's all about. You do that a lot to me, and I love you for it! ;)

Date: 2014-03-17 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
I do tend to lean towards that style of storytelling, eh? WHAT A TWIST!! LOL!

Thanks so much for the wonderful comment Zaira! Always great to get a reaction out of you ^___^

Date: 2014-03-18 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
This is a terrific series of drawings that tell a wonderful story of nerves and affection and moving into new territory in a relationship. Gorgeous drawing, coloring, shading and plotting - okay, gorgeous everything!

Date: 2014-03-18 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
I'm so glad the story came through in the art! I'm glad you like it!! Thank you so much for the comment, too!!! ^__^

Date: 2014-03-19 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bunnysworld.livejournal.com
How comes that I squeed all over the place but not here yet? Here, have some more squeeing: Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! You know how much I love this!

Date: 2014-03-28 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
THANKS BUNNY!!!! EEEEEE!!!!!! **HUGS**

Date: 2014-03-20 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com
Lovely.

Date: 2014-03-28 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thank you!! ^__^

Date: 2014-03-27 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] candymacaron.livejournal.com
I love this so much~!! The color, the emotion between them and the interlacing fingers... *swoons* It's pulling on my heart strings. Awesome work! XD

Date: 2014-03-28 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
I'm so glad you like it! I like the fingers too! They were funtimes to draw!! Thanks for the comment!!!

Date: 2014-03-27 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] winterstorrm.livejournal.com
Gorgeous.
Love Arthur telling Merlin to 'shut up' :-)

Date: 2014-03-28 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thanks!!! LOL, sometimes you need a firm hand with Merlin ^__^

Date: 2014-03-29 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matchboximpala.livejournal.com
I remember seeing this in the prompt list and thinking how AMAZINGLY EXCELLENT it was and how it was bound to inspire a great story. Really beautifully done.

Date: 2014-03-30 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thank you very much! :D

Date: 2014-05-15 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unbidden-truth.livejournal.com
I swore I commented on this, but I loved this piece every since I saw it for claims :) Just beautiful---the way Merlin's shy and Arthur is "coaxing" him---eeee! my heart! Also I'm utterly in awe of how you use light and it just adds so much more texture to the piece. Really just beautiful!

Date: 2014-05-15 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amphigoury.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! This really did turn into an emotional piece and I'm glad you enjoyed it! The lighting effects were a lot of fun to create ^___^

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