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Date of issue: February 16th 2009
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the problem with the TV show upon which this fic is based is that one of the central conceits—the once and future king arthur's paranoiac dad has banned all magic in camelot so arthur must never ever know merlin is a powerful mage—is only all that delightful to a certain kind of fucktarded british person who relishes every opportunity to reinforce ancient and sociologically poisonous ideas about class and privilege because they can't help themselves, they'll take a penniless lord tumptypots over a commoner with beyonce's bank account every single time.
aaaaaanyway—by making it impossible for Merlin to become the merlin, that show eventually turned into a kind of serial indulgence in humiliation porn, endlessly highlighting all the times merlin saved the world but arthur got the credit, now go shine arthur's boots, you tatty peasant!
naturally, THIS PISSED ME THE FUCK OFF.
(i am american, and thus fucktarded as well.)
mostly because i wanted to bone the actor who played merlin until my bits blew up, let's be real, dude's my type, with the long knobby legs and the big ears and the huge eyes and the strong nose and oh fuck i need to change my manties BRB—
(i'm not even sorry about it, watched three years of low-budget UK television just so i could stare creepily at some boy's lips moving.)
but also because it's incredibly frustrating, this immutable, inbuilt ceiling to what was possible for the character who was destined to become the most famously powerful wizard white people have ever dreamed-up, after maybe gandalf. or above him.
hard to say.
well, in any event, all that bullshit is turned completely on its head in this fic, and i lived.
not only is king uther forced to accept merlin's magic, he is compelled by greed to invite the magic of elves into his backwards little kingdom, too.
the result is a series of spectacularly cinematic crises of beauty, sexuality, sorcery, and destiny—and it kept me the fuck up all goddamned night.
arthur is the bottom.
rarely have i had so much fun.
the sheer scope of imagination and storytelling talent on display here is F U C K I N G S T A G G E R I N G.
consider the cliché: i laughed, i cried, i held my breath—and when i was at my most afraid of being let down by the direction i felt sure the story was going to go...
...it went somewhere else.
and my story, my crush on colin morgan, and my affection for arthurian legend were all at once, all of them, redeemed.
i loved every word.
you might, too.
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Read information about the authorI've written fanfic and made vids in a really ridiculous number of fandoms. Over the years, I've also used the pseudonyms shalott and the lady of shalott. All my work is available on the AO3 and you can also find me online in various other places.
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