rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
Don't like (as in; turns me off a story quicker than you can say 'But that's true love!')

* When Morgana and/or Gwen are jealous, evil bitches who want to keep Arthur and Merlin apart.

* When Arthur is not just an arrogant prat, but a complete asshole, sometimes even intentionally cruel.

* When Merlin allows Arthur to treat him badly without any kind of protest. When he bows his head and just takes it, even comes crawling back for more.

* Either one or both of them suffering horribly for unthinkable periods of time.

Like (as in; I have a specific weakness for)

* When Gwen and Merlin get together, find out they love each other to bits but not like that, split up and then support each other through the whole process of Merlin getting together with Arthur and Gwen getting together with Morgana.

* When Merlin can't let it rest when he and Arthur disagree about something. No matter how exasperated Arthur gets with him, he keeps bringing it up.

* When Arthur wants to do the right and just thing. When he's thoughtful and aware of his responsibilities.

* When Arthur and Merlin are passionate about each other; when they fight hard and love hard. When they grab, push and shove because they're angry or full of lust.

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
For those who know how much I've been freaking out about not knowing who wrote this: turns out it was [ profile] srin/[ profile] mad_poetics. She reposted it here.

So yeah, turns out I already did know and love her fics :D

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
And today is such a good day to be a Merlin fan ♥

[ profile] kinseymill pointed out that there are two very clear vids of the London Expo Merlin panel at their YouTube channel over here and here (the first few seconds of the second vid may look a little worn due to my repeated viewing; omg Colin's wriggly beaming!!)

And then there are the utterly delightful reports and pics from the German Merlin fans [ profile] euraylie, [ profile] luisadeza, [ profile] ronsoftie, [ profile] gwy and [ profile] wiccaqueen who went to Pierrefonds and ended up getting quite close to where the shooting of Merlin is actually taking place now, see quite some of the cast and managed to restrain themselves and be the kind of fans any actor/actress can hope for.
Reports over here, here, here and here.

Merlin rec

Jun. 8th, 2009 01:58 pm
rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
This can't wait until the next batch because I'm still feeling all dizzy and blissfully happy and I just need to rec this NOW.

'All in the timing' by Anonymous (5,700 words, AU, Arthur/Merlin, NC-17)
I don't want to say too much about this fic, just that it hit a couple of my kinks (some of which are a bit embarrassing actually) so very hard. Ok, I have a kink for age-difference, adolescents exploring their sexuality and losing their virginity with someone patient who really cares for them. Also the combination of one being very seductive and the other trying very hard to 'do the right thing' and resist does something very interesting for me. I really gasped my way through this fic in utter delight of getting so exactly what I didn't even ask for (because I wasn't the one who came up with the prompt.

[edit] Turns out it was [ profile] srin/[ profile] mad_poetics. She reposted it here.

rodneyscat: (tosh)
Desktop meme from [ profile] vensre

- Anyone who looks at this meme has to post their own desktop in their LiveJournal.
- Explain in a few sentences why you’re using that wallpaper.
- Don’t change your wallpaper before doing this. The point is to see what you had up!

So yeah, I'll show you mine :D )

This wallpaper is made by [ profile] jhava. I've had it for quite a while now (I just checked: 10 months) and I still don't feel the need to change it because this is indeed my Atlantis :D

So, what's more on my desktop:

At the top right there's the rain-radar-map so I'll know what to expect whenever I need to go outside and the analogue clock because with digital I still have to count in my head *bows head in shame*

At the top left are shortcuts to my computer and my folders (yep, josé is my name).

At the top left to right are thirteen clips I downloaded from [ profile] katzgalore, because she filmed the London Expo Merlin panel from the direction where I was sitting, so it's almost like being there again :D

To the left top to bottom are my current favorite fanvids. I always have shortcuts to fanvids on my desktop and they're always the kind that make me happy ♥

At the bottom you can see I had photoshop and [ profile] vensre's post open while making the screencap.

Now show me yours :D


May. 26th, 2009 11:31 pm
rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
I forgot to post my latest entries, with reports of my Merlin fandom weekend, by way of Dreamwidth crossposting to LJ and just put them on LJ directly, d'oh...

Here are the links:

Report for the London Expo.
Report for the Soccer Six.
rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
So. The plan was to go camping with my family-in-law next weekend. Now I love them dearly, but we already had our yearly big family gathering for the weekend following that one, and two family weekends in a row was a bit much imho.

Then it turned out that Bradley James was joining Soccer Six, so it was a shame I was going to miss that.

Then it turned out that Colin Morgan was going to be at the London Expo (and Bradley, Angel and Katie) and frankly... some wailing may have occurred *shifty eyes*.

Today I got an email from my sister-in-law; the weather forecast didn't look so well, so they wanted to skip the camping and just leave it at the usual weekend. Bye. Then an email from my brother-in-law came saying they agreed. See you in two weeks.

I may have freaked. Just a little. I may have emailed [personal profile] loreley_se to virtually cry on her shoulder. Some emails back and forth later she's arranged tickets for me to both events and I've ordered plane-tickets.

I'm going to London next Friday...


rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
title: 'Merlin Monty Mia!'
vidder: Rodneyscat
fandom: Merlin with a dash of Monty Python
song: 'Lay all your love on me' by Dominic and Amanda from the movie 'Mamma Mia!'
pairing: Arthur/Merlin
rating: PG
warning: It's a silly vid
disclaimer: no, none of the footage I used is mine
summary: Arthur and Merlin want to take their relationship to the next level and ask Uther's permission to get married. He gives them his blessing. And there was much rejoicing.

download: MegaUpload
streaming: YouTube

For one reason or another when I hear this song I see Merlin as Sky and Arthur as Sophie and I've been wanting to mix 'Merlin' with 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' for quite some time.

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
I've got a whole bunch of fics waiting to be read, write feedback for and rec, but this can't wait because this vid just took my breath away.

'Closing in' by [ profile] kinseymill (AU, Arthur/Merlin)

She took scenes from different movies/series that Bradley James has been in (plus some RL footage of the boys at a premiere I think), picked just the right scenes and blended them all together in such a clever way that she's telling a whole new story, of Arthur living now and remembering a time in an earlier life when he and Merlin were together. She uses the fact that Bradley has worked with several people from Merlin in earlier projects. I love the dreamlike quality of the vid and the music of Imogen Heap fits in beautifully.

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
Quick drive-by update on this post: Merlin is being broadcast in The Netherlands, and it started last week... Today is the second episode!

It's being broadcast on a public channel (Nederland 3, 19.40 o'clock) by the KRO.

[edit 1] And while we're on the subject, for those interested in how our public broadcasting system works, this is quite accurate and it includes a line on the KRO specifically.

[edit 2] Oh, and for one reason or another they've renamed it 'The adventures of Merlin'. I don't mean the Dutch translation, no, just like that, in English. How does that make any sense?!

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
Right on!!!

Merlin is coming to The Netherlands this fall!

rodneyscat: (I'm deeply in love with rodney mckay)

1. Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2. Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.
3. Provide pictures of the 3 people.
4. Post this meme with your answers.

So, [ profile] jhava gave me three names and we agreed that the 'throw off a cliff' bit needs to be taken tongue in cheek. Anyway, I won't even have that problem with these particular names, because hey, the only thing being thrown over the edge is my virtue.

So who did I get? )


rodneyscat: (Default)

July 2009

56 7891011


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags