edelweiss: (once and future || the hat)
27 Merlin
3 banners (Merlin/Arthur)

so how should i presume? )
edelweiss: (once and future || side by side)
On the subject of Merlin and Arthur
which can be taken as 'on the subject of the sexualization of fandom'

This has been bothering me, and some of you (probably most of you) may disagree with me on this, but it really has been irking me and I think someone needed to write it down and get it out there so here goes.

I don’t want a romantic/sexualized relationship with Merlin and Arthur on screen. I want the love they have for each other to show on screen, but I don’t want romance. But that’s a contradiction! No, no it isn’t. Someone once said that every story is a love story, and it’s true. Look at any book or film and try to find some sort of love in there. Love of violence, love of family, love of another, love of oneself, love of nature, love of art, love of sport…it’s there.

And here’s the thing, what I think Merlin and Arthur has is…it’s deeper than a romantic relationship. They don’t have to snog each other senseless to get the point across that they trust one another unconditionally. I think the fact that both of them would risk their lives for another goes to show how inexplicably they are tied to one another. The idea that they really shouldn’t trust one another (but do), or die for one another (but would) is just another reason why what they have is something most married couples or even historical/fictional characters don’t have.

Merlin is destined to help make Arthur a great King. Arthur is fated to place unconditional trust in Merlin, a sorcerer who has so much power but only uses it to protect. Regardless of whether this is spoken or prophesied it happens…and it happens on an epic scale but also a human one, and that is what makes it so powerful. I don't think any sort of romantic relationship adds to this, perhaps because there's something so wonderful about that level of love. I also don't follow Freud's belief that everything is about sex (major over-simplification, but still).

They have the kind of connection, bond, whatever you want to call it, that brothers have. Except it’s not quite that, because they’re not exactly family. They don’t come from a similar background, and they don’t have similar skills. They’ve grown up under different conditions, in different walks of life, and the way they operate around one another isn’t over-coming social class to live happily ever after. That would be too easy. Arthurian legend or anything involving a derivation of Merlin or Arthur or Guinevere or Lancelot is anything but simple or easy. That’s why it’s so brilliant. Some of the greatest moments are obviously the ones that can be quoted and screen-capped and elaborated on, but some of the even more brilliant ones are what happen in between dialogue.

I’m going to say quite honestly that if they did kiss I would be extremely disappointed in the BBC. Some people may say they won't because it’s a family program but I think it just isn’t in the story that’s being told. You can’t make characters do something that they wouldn’t normally do, and I just don’t think the characters we see on screen or read about in books will do this.

Granted, I do read the fan fiction and I do love it to bits…but as to what’s seen on screen…I just don’t think that it should happen and I really don’t want it to happen. Contrary to Freud not everything is about sex.

I'd love to see other's opinions.
edelweiss: (merlin: that look)

TitleBut nothing comes
Rating PG-13
Author [livejournal.com profile] brightedelweis
Word Count 1,262
Summary The aftermath of the reveal in which Arthur doesn’t yell, doesn’t accuse, doesn’t make any sorts of demands. It’s the worst feeling Merlin’s ever had.

He would have been ready for the fists and the noise… )
edelweiss: (merlin: pretty)
1-12 Merlin
13-15 James McAvoy
16 stock
17 Paul Newman
18 Slumdog Millionaire text

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all these things that i've done )
edelweiss: (merlin: pretty)

Title The Oak Tree: Wyatt
Author [livejournal.com profile] brightedelweiss
Words 4,102
Rating PG-13 (language)
Summary This is sort of AU in the future, but not really. I suppose you could say that it is INSPIRED but that it won't work out quite the same way. Simply put, this is the story of Emrys Grey, and this is where he meets Wyatt Crawford.

This chapter has been a long time coming *wink to the person who KNOWS I'm winking at them*

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Emrys made a few mistakes in the beginning of his traveling... )
edelweiss: (merlin: pretty)
1-16 Merlin
17-19 Colin Morgan
20-22 Katie McGrath
23-24 Watchmen
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I didn't ask to be chosen )
edelweiss: (andy schleck)
1-5 Andy Schleck
6 Lance Armstrong
7 The Beatles
8-14 PRESIDENT Barack Obama
15-25 Skins + Cast
26 Merlin
27-29 Dhani Harrison
30-35 Jamie Bell
36+37 Penelope

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maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you )
edelweiss: (merlin: arthur king)
21 Merlin icons; various episodes.

and because of all the tears... )
edelweiss: (Default)

Title The Oak Tree: Woodrum and Eades
Author [livejournal.com profile] brightedelweiss
Words 1, 937
Rating PG-13 (language)
Summary This is sort of AU in the future (or the present however you'd like to look at it), but not really, I suppose you could say it's inspired by the tv show but that it won't quite work out in the same sort of way. This is the story of Emrys Grey, who you could aquate with Merlin. Emrys means immortal and undying. Name meanings will be very important in the story.
thanks to [livejournal.com profile] thisissirius for the beta (again)

Chapter 1
Chapter 3

Mr. Grey, I just don't )
edelweiss: (merlin: merlin arthur)

some say life will beat you down )
edelweiss: (Default)
28 Merlin: Le Morte d'Arthur

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ETA just a note: Colin Morgan in the rain was probably the best thing to happen to this episode. Not really, but SERIOUSLY just look at him. Kills me every time.

in your darkest hour )
edelweiss: (merlin: sun)

Title The Oak Tree: A fire to light
Author [livejournal.com profile] brightedelweiss
Words 1,774
Rating PG so far
Summary This is sort of AU in the future (or the present however you'd like to look at it), but not really, I suppose you could say it's inspired by the tv show but that it won't quite work out in the same sort of way. This is the story of Emrys Grey, who you could aquate with Merlin. Emrys means immortal and undying. Name meanings will be very important in the story.
thanks to [livejournal.com profile] thisissirius for the beta.

Chapter 2 Chapter 3

Emrys Grey woke )
edelweiss: (merlin: slash)
As much as certain parts of this episode were fantastic some just weren't. I'm going to come out and say this. I thought the writers were a little sloppy, moved EVERYTHING much too quickly and that the really really brilliant moments of emotion were moved by too quickly (COME ON WRITERS COLIN CAN ACT GIVE HIM SOMETHING).

So. I don't feel like being clever with titles today )
edelweiss: (merlin: sun)
I’ve decided in lieu of the season finale of Merlin to compile a list of books relating to Arthurian Legend that I want to read or that I recommend. Some of the ones that I want to read are obligatory because I feel like I have to (even though I really might not want to…you will be able to tell these very easily). So enjoy!


And now! reccomendations and books to read )
edelweiss: (actor: bradley james)
one of my icons...is now FLAIR on facebook. That is so weird. And um...I'm insulted no one asked me for permission for that. THAT'S RIPPING bitches RIPPING. That is total taboo in the graphics world. Not only is it rude, inconsiderate but technically it's stealing someone's work. OH...and way to go on making it uglier.

it's the 8th one fuglified


There are other icons there that I know belong to people that regularly post icons. I don't know if I can properly show how angry and insulted I am.
edelweiss: (merlin: sun)
Title Night is Blue
Words 772
Rating PG
Summary "Sights, sounds, movements and people seem to loose their colors and instead become one: blue...Merlin knows this."
thanks to [livejournal.com profile] thisissirius and [livejournal.com profile] burningqueen for the beta.

waiting for the sun to rise... )
edelweiss: (merlin: morgana)
1-4 sam riley
5-18 art/fashion
19-40 merlin
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like a needle needs a vein )
edelweiss: (merlin: arthur black white)
I've created a Merlin Icon Awards community: [livejournal.com profile] merlin_awards where you can nominate some of the fabulous icon makers in the Merlin fandom! Nominations are open, and we'd love to have all of you.

I'm also looking for someone to help run the community, so if anyone's interested send me a message!
edelweiss: (merlin: rainbow)
[1-3] icons entered at [livejournal.com profile] merlin_stills
[3-6] naomi watts
[7-8] james mcavoy
[9] bradley james off of merlin extras
[10-21] merlin

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have a little faith... )


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