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Article by knight_princess posted over a year ago
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Merlin Series 3: FILIMING STARTS IN MARCH!!!!!!!

The director of photography announced on Twitter: We start in March. Back into it. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m sure they have lots of exciting new things to shoot”

Then he announced on the 12/02/10: Gearing up for the new season of Merlin with meetings and scripts starting to come thick and fast.

And the Pierrefonds Team announced on their website that the Merlin Cast and Crew are to coming to Film in April….. so it’s all go!!

Do you remember those lovely pics of Colin and Bradley from A Night Less Ordinary? Well there was an AWESOME message from Louise Wylie from the Arts Council England. She said: Pictures of Bradley and Colin together? Keep your fingers crossed that our plans work out for early next year. Everything is subject to work commitments, of course (and when a general election is called - complicated story) but if all goes according to plan, Bradley and Colin will do a 'double act' for us...and I might happen to have a camera or two there. :P
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Article by knight_princess posted over a year ago
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I have already reposted this as an answer to a question the the Arthur/Gwen Spot, but here it is again..... it sounds cheesy, but i can't be bothered rewording it.. but here it is.

Because I don’t live in Britain, I can’t really see the episodes on TV and Download them from BBC iPlayer!!! *sob*
So this is what I do – I follow these links and download them!! These files are all safe, good quality, AVI files which means you can run them on most computers, and use them to make fan videos, and, and FREE – I used them all to get my Merlin Episodes!!

One teeny problem – with ‘Hotfile’ you can download an episode, but then you have to wait 30 minutes before downloading the next one, and ‘MegaUpload’ has a daily downloading limit of so many videos, unfortunately I don’t know how many!!!

One more tip – ALWAYS Press ‘Regular’, which means you will have to wait 45 seconds before begin able to click the ‘download’ button.
It’s to make those who have very short patience spans to click on the ‘Premium’ button, and have to pay money!!!
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List by knight_princess posted over a year ago
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4. Hand him a sword and helmet and tell him that Arthur requires his services as a practicing dummy.
1. Ask him when neckerchiefs came back into style.

2. Tell him that "hocus-pocus" and "bippiddibobbidiboo" are better spells than the ones he's learned.

3. Ask him who cut his hair- you want to know because you're hungry for pudding!

4. Hand him a sword and helmet and tell him that Arthur requires his services as a practicing dummy.

5. Tell him that Gaius exchanged his spell book for 'Cinderella' and he still hasn't realised.

6. Tell everyone in the castle about his undying love for Arthur.

7. Tell everyone in the castle about his frequent compliments to Arthur about him being a genius.

8. Clean up his room and keep anything that he leaves lying around- including his sorcery book.

9. Re-use his bath water (adding soap, of course) in making his breakfast and pretend you had nothing to do with the fact that he's foaming at the mouth.

10. Send him around the castle doing tasks that you've already completed.
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Guide by knight_princess posted over a year ago
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The Great Dragon in 1.01, fully locked up under Uther's rule
Episode 12 - The Fires of Idirsholas
Saturday 12 December
6.05-6.50pm BBC ONE

When the fires of Idirsholas burn for the first time in 300 years, Gaius fears a sorcerer has revived the deadly Knights of Medhir, in the penultimate episode of the magical family drama. Morgause has returned, hell-bent on ending Uther's reign.

Arthur and Merlin ride out to face the Knights and barely escape with their lives. Upon returning home, they find everyone in Camelot is under a strange enchantment – all except for Morgana. Could she be behind the magic which threatens the Kingdom? As Morgause and her Knights attack a helpless Camelot, Merlin's loyalties are stretched to the limit.

Episode 13

The Great Dragon is finally free and, full of rage, attacks Camelot with pitiless intensity, in the final episode of the magical family drama. The castle is crumbling and Arthur's men cannot hold out much longer. Only a Dragonlord can kill a dragon and Uther wiped them all out years ago – or did he? Gaius admits one such man could still be alive and in hiding.
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List by knight_princess posted over a year ago
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22. Follow him around saying, "Bother, bother, bother, bother, bother," until he tells you to go away.
1. Before he heads out to the training grounds, tell him his armour looks kind of big.

2. Then mention how it looks quite dull.

3. Ask him if he's made his daily quota for yelling at people yet.

4. After number 3, tell Arthur that he count you in his daily quota.

5. Ask him to pout for you.

6. Go up to Morgana when Arthur's within earshot and say, "Doesn't Lancelot have nice hair? He's so much cuter than Arthur!"

7. For added effect on number 6, add "Lancelot isn't a prat, either!"

8. And if you want to be REALLY mean, add "No wonder Merlin likes Lancelot better!"

9. During a conversation with Arthur, continue mentioning how great someone else is.

10. Suggest that Arthur is a little too old for the "Prince Valiant" hair cut.

11. Dye all of his clothes pink just before a meeting with the knights.

12. Infiltrate the kitchen and make rat soup for Arthur's dinner.
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Article by knight_princess posted over a year ago
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Georgia Moffet as Vivian (Episode 10)
Official BBC Press Releases Episode 2.09

Saturday 21 November
6.05-6.50pm BBC ONE

When Merlin discovers the beautiful druid girl Freya trapped in a bounty hunter's cage, he knows he must help her escape, as the magical family drama continues. Gaius warns against getting involved but Merlin refuses to listen.

Merlin harbours Freya in the tunnels beneath Camelot. But with the bounty hunter searching for his missing prize and a ferocious magical beast on the loose, she can't stay hidden long. Merlin's intense new friendship is tested to the limit and he is forced to make some heartbreaking decisions as he battles to keep Freya safe.

Colin Morgan stars as Merlin; Laura Donnelly is Freya; and Richard Wilson plays Gaius.

Starring: Colin Morgan (Merlin), Angel Coulby (Gwen), Bradley James (Arthur Pendragon), Katie McGrath (Morgana), Anthony Head (Uther Pendragon), Richard Wilson (Gaius), John Hurt (Voice of the Great Dragon)
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Opinion by knight_princess posted over a year ago
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I was watching ‘The Adventures of Merlin’ for the first time. Arthur and Merlin were walking together down the path, when my eyes went out of focus.
I had never seen ‘The Adventures of Merlin’ before, or had seen any previews for it, but the two characters seemed, familiar as though I had seen them millions of times across the screen, in grand adventures together. I suddenly realised they were much like two people I knew very well on the screen.
Those two people were Peter and Edmund Pevensie, from ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’
They were so similar I thought they were the same actors, for a split second.

‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and ‘The Adventures of Merlin’, are very much the same, and are also very different. ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’

Arthur is golden haired, and ready to be a king, he is self- centred and has a steady hand with a sword.

Peter has light hair, he is a good swordsman, and he is kingly and likes to think of himself as being a hero.
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Arthur was standing on the highest parapet, overlooking Albion. He had brought magic back, and united all the lands of Albion in his time, but he was old now. Not as old as his father had been when he died, but old enough that his reflexes are slowing, slightly, old enough that he feels each injury taking slightly longer to heal than the last.

He is alone now too. Gwen had died years before, but she had been the only woman he ever truly loved, and however many times his Court told him he must produce an heir, he couldn’t bring it upon himself to marry another woman. To betray her memory like that. That one blissful night they had had together was still all that he dreamt, and some days he wishes it had been enough.

Merlin, as Arthur had always predicted, is rarely at Camelot now. He is travelling, all over Albion, learning new ways of magic, bringing in reports from their borders. There are murmurings of an uprising to the west – the druids. Mordred. But Arthur has despatched his Knights, he will not go himself.
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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When the battle finally came, they were ready for it. Magical beings were even starting to ally themselves with the army of Camelot. The Great Dragon, the last of the dragons, was one who took their side early on, and more joined as they marched down to the battlefield where Merlin had planted Excaliber, almost a year go to the day.

The terror and destruction Morgana’s followers had wrought had only served to strengthen Arthur’s side, but they were surprised to discover that, when the two armies squared of against each other, they were fairly evenly matched. Envoys were sent, and the battle was set to start at dawn, the next day.

Arthur’s tent was in the centre of the encampment, which had been built about an hour’s ride from the battle site. That evening, he and Merlin had a chance to talk, to discuss tactics, especially when it came to defeating their magical opponents. Morgana had brought with her beasts of the old religion. Beasts, Merlin knew, only Excaliber would kill.
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Merlin hadn’t slept in three nights, plagued by the thoughts and worries that concerned him, almost constantly now. Thoughts of Morgana’s warnings, and her thinly veiled threats. He had had conversations with Arthur about magic, but he could tell the king what to do, what actions to take. Still, he knew Arthur must make some sort of an acknowledgement of magic, for there was a power growing now, in the South. Merlin could feel it in his bones; it filled those few hours of rest he did get. Those being of magic, hidden in plain sight for so long, were banding together, prepared to assault Camelot, to take back what they believed to be theirs. There would be a war soon, Merlin was sure of it.

He tried to warn Arthur, tried to drop hints about a public acceptance of magic, but Arthur was wary – he didn’t want to appear weak, this would leave him prone to other attacks, and he was reluctant to turn his back on his father’s firmly held beliefs, so soon after Uther’s death.
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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The following morning, the day of the coronation dawned bright and blue, clear skies lifting the mood of Camelot, as they prepared to crown their new King. The castle’s courtyard was already filling with citizens, eager to see Arthur after the ceremony had been performed. Arthur, however, was more nervous. He was, in fact, pacing around his chambers, whilst Merlin watched him.

Merlin didn’t know why Arthur was so agitated. He had, after all, been preparing for this day since his birth, and all he had to do, was kneel whilst a crown was placed on his head. He had been in countless battles, more tournaments, and risked his life on several occasion, so why was he scared about an arbitrary piece of headgear.

Arthur, of course, wasn’t worried about the nominal metal circle. He was worried about the expectations off others, of his Court and his subjects. He was worried about appearing in that courtyard, about saying the few words which had been so meticulously planned. And he was absolutely terrified about stepping into his father’s shoes. Would he match up to Uther’s legacy?
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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The next two weeks were, perhaps, the busiest of Arthur’s short life. Alongside overseeing preparations for his coronation, he was receiving counsel from many members of his court, riding out each and every day on patrol, and spending every other free minute, learning about magic from Merlin.

It was during one of those many lessons, that Merlin was teaching Arthur about the magical Art of Seeing – predicting the future. Merlin was in two minds about this lesson, for several reasons. Firstly, he was still hiding his knowledge of Arthur’s destiny from the King; he wasn’t sure if Arthur was prepared for the truth just yet. Certainly the enormity of the task was likely to perturb Arthur somewhat, and with Uther’s memory still so fresh in the young King’s mind, it was unlikely that he would be completely receptive to magic in his kingdom, so soon into his reign. Secondly, there was the problem of Morgana. Merlin had learnt of the young Seer’s powers soon after his arrival at the castle, but recently they had begun to grow, to develop into Magic. Merlin had been keeping her secret from Uther, and he did not know how Arthur would react to such news.
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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Uther Pendragon’s funeral was a sombre affair, as funerals often are. The entire court was assembled, and a few words were said, before Arthur and his Knights carried the King’s body down to the crypt, were it would be entombed for eternity.

The Knights had sealed the stone tomb, and Arthur had dismissed them. He thought he was alone, when he finally let his emotions out. For two days now, he had been the King of Camelot, full of duty and tasks to perform, and he had no let himself grieve, not properly.

The tears came now, in floods, and he let out a few strangled sobs with them. Only when he was alone, could he show this kind of emotion. He cried, long and hard, for his father. It was all he could do.


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“Arthur?”

A voice echoed through the crypt. It wasn’t the one Arthur had expected to come looking for him. He wasn’t sure how long he had been down here, crying amongst the dead; perhaps a search had been arranged.
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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That night, Arthur didn’t sleep. His brain simply wouldn’t stop – there were far too many emotions trying to swallow him up. He had always been slightly distant from his father, but he had loved Uther with all his heart, just as he knew Uther loved him, and the sheer and utter devastation of that loss was threatening to swallow him whole. And then there was the guilt, for everything that had been left unsaid between them; what he would give for one more conversation with his father. And, whilst his father had not left him unprepared for the time when his turn would come, he simply didn’t feel ready yet. Uther should have had ten, maybe even twenty good years in front of him, but now Arthur was King. He had to take responsibility for Camelot, and rule. It scared him half to death, even though he couldn’t admit it to anyone, not even to the two people he trusted most in the world – Morgana and Merlin.

Merlin. Arthur’s thoughts turned to his manservant, and friend. He didn’t want Merlin to be his friend anymore; the young man, only just of age, was worth so much more than that to him. No, Merlin would become on of his advisors, his most trusted advisor....
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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*Note this is a Fan Fiction*

No!”

Arthur’s voice echoed across the Great Hall. The man who had been his father, Uther Pendragon, King of Camelot, was lying on the floor. Cold.

Dead.

Merlin just watched, aghast, as the young Prince, dropped to his knees, and knelt by his father, weeping. Gaius approached the royal family, but Arthur had shaken his head. There was nothing the physician could do now.

“Find Morgana, then leave us.”

Gaius accepted the dismissal, as did the rest of the onlookers – members of the court, servants who had heard Arthur’s yell - but Merlin was more reluctant to go. The Dragon had always spoken of his and Arthur’s shared destiny; was this that destiny. Was he supposed to speak up now? To finally reveal the magic he had kept hidden these past seven years?

But as he approached, Arthur spoke. “Not now Merlin” Those three words, three words that had become so familiar to the young warlock, were no longer spoke with the contempt or frustration he was used to, but with pure and utter heartbreak. Merlin waited until Morgana appeared, before...
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Fan fiction by Mallory101 posted over a year ago
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“Do you know what I find incredibly infuriating?”

“No, Morgana,” says Arthur, studiously glaring at his fingernails. “What do you find infuriating?”

“Men,” she declares, with all the stately aplomb that she can muster. “They’re horrible and miserable and did I mention infuriating?”

“No,” says Arthur. “Only three or four million times.”

Curled with her knees under her chin, Morgana pauses for a moment to reflect on this statement of fact. “That doesn’t make it untrue,” she finally concludes, and silence settles over them in the darkness of the hut.

There is a pause of a few minutes, before Morgana turns to Arthur and begins beating him over the head with her slipper. “This is all your fault!”

“Oi!” cries Arthur, attempting to shield himself, but Morgana is three inches taller and has long, gangly arms with pointy elbows that keep him pinned. “What are you going on about?!”

“We would not be in this situation,” bellows Morgana, punctuating each word with a high-pitched whap of her slipper against the skin of his forehead, “if...
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Opinion by Lunaste posted over a year ago
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Title: Les Enfants (Seuls Savent Ce Qu'ils Cherchent) (otherwise known as: Everything Lunaste Has Learned About Writing Children, She's Learned From Good Omens)
Fandom: Merlin
Length: 891 words
Summary: Little ficlet about the actual first time Merlin and Arthur met (in my mind). Gen, PG, no spoilers.

Les enfants seuls savent ce qu'ils cherchent

When Merlin was six, his mother took him to see Camelot. He hadn’t even been aware that there was a place this big outside of his hometown before that point, let alone understood the concept of a remote king ruling them. He clung to his mother’s skirts while she made her way through the, well, what was it? A city inside a castle. His head turned from side to side, so much to be seen, so many people. They all seemed like giants to him, the knights striding by with their swords strapped to their waist, the ladies gliding across the streets in their beautiful dresses. And the noise! He had been to a town meeting, once, but people spoke in turns. Here he heard hundreds of voices, speaking in words he couldn’t understand, melodic languages...
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List by Lunaste posted over a year ago
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I did this before and if I've even helped one person find some new fic, it's worth it :)

Like last time: no NC-17 (which makes me sad, because I can't rec the Two Weeks Notice fic which is amazing, but yeah, I thought no NC-17 was Fanpop's policy), lots of Arthur/Merlin, but that's how I roll.
This time it's divided in two bits: the normal Merlin fic, and the RPF section. Now I know that RPF isn't everyone's cup of tea, so it's easy to skip over that section ;)

MERLIN

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Gwen/Morgana, background Arthur/Merlin.
The original fic was so-so, but this remix is amazingly witty and very cute. Gwen and Merlin find themselves in love with Morgana and Arthur, respectively, and try to get over it.

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Merlin/Arthur. Arthur can't let go.
Very short, not very sweet. It's beautiful though, but the fictional equivalent of a sucker punch to the gut.
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List by Lunaste posted over a year ago
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First I have to say that the Merlin fandom is the best fandom I've joined in a while. It's amazing, there's so little wank and it has some of the most creative and best fics I've seen so far!

I know some people on Fanpop don't care for fic, but there's others that do like fic, and so I've compiled a list of fic I loved very much.
I have at least 44 fics saved in my memories on LiveJournal, so this is a VERY short part of it.
I'm not quite sure of Fanpop's policy on linking fic, so the highest rating I'm linking to is R, not NC-17. The ratings are always above the fic (except for one, I can't remember the rating either but it's so amazing that I'm linking it anyway).

I read mostly Arthur/Merlin, but there's some Gwen/Morgana and gen in here as well.

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One of the most well-known fics in the fandom, and a must-read. It's an AU where Arthur is a fratboy and teams up with Merlin in writing class, to write a script for a movie, called MERLIN.
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