November 27th, 2008

TH - sweet and innocent?

Advent Drabbles

I'm just gearing up to write my advent drabbles and I'd like to know what my flist would like to see :)
So please, vote for you favs (you are allowed to pick more than one :)). Thanks.

Poll #1305131 Drabbles

Which fandoms should I write in this year for Advent Drabbles?

Tokio Hotel
14(13.7%)
Panik
2(2.0%)
Harry Potter
29(28.4%)
Merlin
4(3.9%)
Other which I will type in the text box ...
1(1.0%)

Other fandoms

Merlin - insanity

PimpPost: Merlin

Okay, it is once again time for a pimp post to introduce those on my flist who do not know of the delights to
Merlin

Right, so first off, this is not the traditional retelling of Arthur and Merlin, it's far more fun ;)

This is Arthur:This is Merlin:
played by Bradley Jamesplayed by Colin Morgan


So, the first clue that this isn't your normal Merlin story is Merlin's distinct lack of a beard and grey hair and just about anything associated with age and wisdom. Yep, you spotted it: Merlin and Arthur are about the same age. Slashy hearts everywhere beat a little faster :).

Not only is the slash waiting to happen, at every turn characters seem to be telling Arthur and Merlin it should be happening too. We have the Slash Dragon, okay, so he is actually called the Great Dragon, but when he tells Merlin that Arthur is his destiny and they are two sides of the same coin, the Slash Dragon he became and the Slash Dragon he will stay.

In the latest episode Merlin's mum, Hunith, also gave several lovely speeches about how Merlin and Arthur were destined to be together. Okay, so this could have been taken platonically, but we're slashers here (mostly) so let's not bother ;).

Merlin is still learning magic and magic is punishable by death in Camelot under King Uther, so that's where a lot of the tension in the show comes from. The gist of most of the eps is Merlin uses magic to save Arthur and has to hide it, or Arthur does heroic things to save Merlin, even though on their first meeting it was hate at first sight. If you like historical accuracy and inaccuracy drives you batty, then I suggest you don't watch. This is a fantasy show that has great characters, but very wooly history :)

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