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23 September 2009 @ 05:34 pm
Oh, Merlin  
SO FULL OF SLASHY LOVE!!!! And dudes, I don't slash. There's slash, fem-slash, OT4-ness, OT5-ness, crazy. For a kiddie show, this is so full of gray areas. I didn't know what being 'gay' was til I was like 12. Yay family viewing! So much love. Love in all its forms.

UTHER. Jackass. Dictator. Crazy. Psychotic. Deranged. BLIND. Holy crap I want epic!family!blow!out! Arthur/Morgana V. Uther. 15 rounds. Camelot courtyard. KA-POW! He's a great authoritarian with a mean streak. You want to hate him cos of the crap he does but you understand his feelings. But seriously, get over it. Take the blame. You ASKED for a child. He was borne of magic. OWN that. Only ONE PERSON can rule The River Nile and dude, that's ME. You have your own kingdom to rule. So rule it. Also, his example of what Arthur does NOT want to be, paves way for greatness.

ARTHUR! What a prat... but hey, it makes the moments of kindness and vulnerability. Creates a sharp relief in his character. *applauds* My fave Arthur is when he's the scrappy bastard child proving his worth and kindness when he was dealt none. Like the one in Joan Wolf's The Road to Avalon. Morgana's a great foil for his snobbery. Gwen for his arrogance. Merlin for his everything else. I really like Bradley's hands, especially when accented with that. Totally. And I don't even LIKE guys like him... same goes for ASkars too, ERIC RULES!... but seriously. Just. Guh. Magnificent hands.

GWEN!! How much do I love Gwen? Like seriously. FOR. REALS. And I TOTALLY hate every incarnation of the character... even the one in Firelord. I really really really tried to like the Gwen in Firelord yet, I can't. *sigh* But this Gwen. THIS. GWEN. IS WHAT GWEN SHOULD ALWAYS BE. And now, I totally see the whole Arthur/Gwen ship. Yes, yes it was inevitable and I am Queen of the Nile. Bite me. Besides, I multi-ship in this fandom whether I know it or not. Oh, brain. *pets*

MORGANA!!! Gaius, you mustn't LIE TO MORGANA!!! It will only come back to bite you in the arse... hard. Do you not know this woman's scorn??? It is IMMENSE and LONG. Elephants envy her memory. Cobras her venom. Don't mess. I hope her journey is dark and full. FLESH THIS STUFF OUT PTBs. *has the faith* I'd love to see how her power and hopefully, her recognition of it, affects her relationships. *WANTS* I have to go hunt for some fic now...

MERLIN!!!! So. Effing. ADORABLE. His angsty man pain. He could stand to gain a few pounds tho cos, yikes he's awfully skinny. In a few years he could play Morpheus. Oh, YES! *plots a new Sandman casting project* I love his hate, nay, strong dislike for the Dragon. I can see them fighting in the future. Mortal enemies. Also, I want more Merlin/Morgana interaction. He should be able to sense that Morgana is a seer, right?

OH, SHOW. So much love. *excited* HEE!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Crown of Love ~ Arcade Fire
angelqueen04: morgana uther domesticangelqueen04 on September 24th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
*chuckles* Merlin is awesome, isn't it? It has its problems like every show does, but still! Full of awesomesauce. :D

Oh yeah, Uther's an effing asshole, and from what I've seen of the trailers for the new series, it's only going to get worse. *huffs* Jackass. Oh, and also in the trailers? Looks like Uther and Arthur are finally going to have it out. *bg* Good times ahead. ;D Throwdown!

Arthur... *cuddles* I am so his bitch #1 Fangirl. I love him when he's being a prat, I love him when he's actually being wise and noble and all that. Really, if I were in Gwen's eventual position in this version of the legend of having to choose between Arthur and Lancelot... No. Fucking. Contest. Give me the Princely Prat any day of the frickin' week.

Gwen rules! Though her awkward babbling can get a little irritating at times, she's still wonderful. I love the growth of her character, and how she's growing more assertive.

Gwen/Arthur... I'm not opposed to it because I know it's inevitable and I refuse to expend the energy complaining about it, and I've read some really, really good fic with these two. I'm just not quite rabidly for it yet. If the writers manage to develop it well, though, I think I could definitely come to ship them. So I'm hopeful. :)

For now though, I'm content to ship everyone with everyone else -- Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Morgana, Morgana/Arthur, Morgana/Uther, and so on. *cackles* This ensemble cast is so amazing that I can ship just about any combination. ;)

Heh, I completely agree with you about Gaius and Morgana. Seriously, if Morgana doesn't snap and kill Uther for being a bastard, she's going to kill Gaius for turning her into a frickin' drug addict. And then spit on his grave and curse his immortal spirit. And lots of other things. Because it's never wise to piss off Morgana frickin' le Fey.

Oh MERLIN! *squeals and hugs him* I love him and his angst and his woe and his big ears and his Great Big Possibly Gay Destiny (term coined from Andi's recaps/reviews here). And yes, I have this huge impulse to tie him up and feed him cookies and other similar foods to put some meat on his bones (since Colin Morgan is a vegetarian that means no actual meat, but I can totally work around that). Heh, yes, I find it great that he and the Dragon are at odds, especially since the Dragon is the original Merlin/Arthur shipper. :D I totally would love to see these two get into it. As for Morgana, he does know that Morgana is a seer, but Gaius has practically sworn to gut him if he tries to tell her. Hence another reason why Morgana might want to off the old man. *facepalm*

Oh yes, MUCH LOVE FOR THIS SHOW! :D *squees*

Edited at 2009-09-24 01:36 pm (UTC)
Sunny: Merlin Four Squaresunny_serenity on September 25th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
This ensemble cast is so amazing that I can ship just about any combination. ;)

I feel the exact same way. How can you not? It's too easy. Also, the fandom is pretty easy going about it, not much wank. I'm down with that.

I'm hoping that we get to see glimpses Arthur's mother and Morgana's family also. More Fairie people would be nice. Heh... *runs to find fic*
angelqueen04: arthur dead sexyangelqueen04 on September 25th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Oh, there have been a few moments in the fandom, but yeah, for the most part things are pretty good. Which rules. After the SGA wankfests, I don't think I could take another fandom like that. Oy.

Heh, I would totally be down with Ghostly!Igraine showing up and scaring the hell out of Uther.

Ghostly!Igraine: *whacks Uther*
Ghostly!Igraine: One, stop killing people in my name, you moron.
Uther: But--
Ghostly!Igraine: I did *not* say you could speak yet, so shut up.
Uther: ...
Ghostly!Igraine: Two, be nicer to our son. I did not sacrifice my life for him, willingly I might add, just so you could be a bastard to him. Three, stop scaring Merlin. He's adorable and Arthur is in love with him.
Uther: *eyeroll*
Ghostly!Igraine: *glares* Don't test me, husband. I still have the power to make your life a living hell.
Uther: Eeep. Yes dear.

Oh yeah, and I'd love to see Morgana's family too. A few theories have been tossed around lately about them. :D
Sunny: Merlin Morgana what's comingsunny_serenity on September 25th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Okay then, I tend to keep my fandom small and manageable. I'm glad I missed that... I can't take wank so I'm more than happy to be blissfully ignorant. Oi! *facepalm*

THAT'S AWESOME!! LOL. Thanks for the laugh.

Theories you say? Do tell.
angelqueen04: arthur bashfulangelqueen04 on September 25th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can't quite recall of the details, but some people have speculated that the Demon Child a.k.a. Mordred might actually be related to Morgana somehow. There is supposed to be a guest star later on in the new series, a woman named Morgause who in the legends was very often Mordred's mother. Plus Morgana felt so connected to the boy, as though she knew him, and that led to people speculating that Mordred might be her little brother, that Gorlois was secretly involved with a Druid woman before he was killed. Which led to ideas that Gorlois might have been secretly running interference between Uther's witch hunts and the magical users before he died.

So yeah, good times. ;)
Sunny: Merlin Morgana whisperedsunny_serenity on September 27th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
I try not to speculate or dream too much cos SGA kinda squashed them after a long boil in their vat of DOOOOOOOOOM!!! But... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! *tries not to flail* That's like one of the best things I've heard for this series. Gorlois is always meant to be against magic... well in the tellings I've read... so that'd be a nice twist seeing as how Uther is all MAGIC = BAAAAAD! Can we look forward to more telepathic communication? Methinks the answer may be YES! He's one creepy/cute looking kid... if that made sense.
angelqueen04: arthur sleepyangelqueen04 on September 27th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
It's true, fans tend to speculate and come up with elaborate conspiracies that never even come close to appearing in canon, but still... FUN! ;)
Sunny: Merlin Pendragon/Le Fey glancesunny_serenity on September 27th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Oh, see now you're just showing off how many Arthur icons you have cos I only have this ONE. *is shamed*
angelqueen04: morgana arthur redangelqueen04 on September 27th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Heh, well, aside from the few that I made myself, most of the ones I snag come from merlinicons. Definitely worth a look, as there are many talented icon makers that post there. :)
Sunny: Merlin Heesunny_serenity on September 28th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
Ou, thanks for the link. I mostly get mine from merlinbbc or the ship comms. This is great! One more resource.