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like all the boys before gwen; gwen/lancelot (main); gwen/all the boys before [merlin, arthur, gwaine] This vid is GORGEOUS. ♥_♥ I've watched it ten times today. I am probably going to watch it again the minute I click post. If you know of any good Gwen/Lancelot fic I am very much in the mood to read it right now.

And while you're here watch this vid on the supernatural ladies of The Vampire Diaries.



It's possible I've spent the last hour basically alternating between watching these two vids. Possible.
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Memes everywhere! All the flist seems to be posting memes! =O Decided to go with the fandom one since it's not as though I have a real life. ;)

So this is New Year's / And what have you done )
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I watched this as part of a marathon with 3.11 and 3.12. 3.11 gets no commentary because it was one of the most boring 45 minutes of television I have ever sat through and 3.12 won’t either because I actually just want to talk about the finale alot. So let’s go!

You know the answer )

Wow, how did this get so long, I need to be studying. S_S In conclusion: best finale yet, loved it and am considering a rewatch next week after exams. Anyone care to join me?
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So I was going to do my usual Merlin review? But who am I even kidding, I don't think I would actually manage anything that wasn't GWEEEEEEEN. ELYAAAAAN. SIBLINGS FOREVEEEEER. ARTHUR/GWEN OTPPPPPPPP.

So instead I will just link to this! [livejournal.com profile] heather is actually the best Merlin person ever, go say hi if you haven't met yet.
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SOMEONE GET ME OFF THIS POST STAT. Female Yenta Meme My list of things to watch/read has grown EXPONENTIALLY. I kept opening up my library website to look for things before I gave in and left it open as a tab since clearly I was going to order ALL THE THINGS.

Also umm maybe I am hoping someone will ask for crazy cakes out for vengeance god sponsored genderbending women so I can recommend Maledicte. I love Maledicte. ♥ Still haven't read the sequel because why should I care about Janus Ixion? He's her loser ex, he is only important because his kidnapping set the stage for her god powered vengeance quest of excellence.

Also speaking of excellent things fandom has apparently decided this is a good time to create all the greatest fests ever. Here are a few for your perusal.

Not My Fandom Fest - So much hilarity! A testament to the amazing phenomenon that is fannish osmosis.

The Queerly Awesome Comment Ficathon - Haven't read them all yet but I plan to! I noticed some Original Cindy prompts there which are definitely going to be my first stop.

Get Arthur and Gwen Laid Meme THE GREATEST THING EVER. Except for all the other greatest things I have just linked you. Look it's not my fault the universe decided to implode with awesome all at once okay?

The Bechdel Test Comment Ficathon Do I even have to explain why this is awesome? No, no I do not. Get thee hence immediately.

TOO MANY THINGS NOT ENOUGH TIME. I am officially blaming fandom for all my school problems. Which I must return to now.
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Did some of my readings! Have now gained an overinflated sense of confidence in my ability to finish things. Poli Sci fail paper? Hinduism response paper? English essay of which I still have no idea what I'm writing about? NO PROBLEM. I'M ON TOP OF THINGS. S'ALL GOOD.

This is no excuse to take an extra break to go read though. Even if the girl on this cover looks remarkably like Morgana from Merlin. (She looks so much like her! Am I going to imagine this entire book is Merlin AU fic? Yes, yes I am)

ANYWAYS. It is time to tackle the fail paper. STAY STRONG SELF.

And thank you all for the comments, you guys are wonderful. Hugs for everybody!
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Backseat Merlin, 3.01 and 3.02 vid, on the breakdown of the OT4. This vid makes me so sad. All those missed connections and opportunities -- [livejournal.com profile] such_heights does a great job of bringing in past clips to heighten each relationship. They should have been forever. =(

not your Rosalie Hale TVD, Caroline gen. This is what I want for Caroline Forbes on the show. I want her to be okay and adapt to being a vampire and know that being dead is not a death sentence. And I love every one of her interactions here. And how it really goes into every single thing the show skimmed over over with Caroline -- her relationship with Bonnie, the fact that Elena and Bonnie didn't tell her anything. And I like that she remembers Vicki.

All the Broken Pieces of the World Fit Together Jellicoe Road, Jude/Fitz, Jude/The Fucked-up Four. Haha, man are any of you going to read this? Have any of you even read Jellicoe Road? Because if you haven't I am recommending it right now. Don't read the fic first, it's kind of spoilery by implication. Besides, it works alot better if you know the source. That said this was such an excellent surprise to find! When I read Jellicoe Road I loved Fitz and Webb and Narnie and Tate and Jude and how much they loved each other and this fic totally gets that, how anything between two of them is really about all five.
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No episode play by play, I was watching with my cousin so I didn’t do any pauses. Instead, have some scattered post ep thoughts!

Well that was a considerable improvement on last week! )
themadpoker: (riding off into the sunset)
It's been awhile since I've done one of these. :)

Spoilers saw Uther Pendragon cry. I'm sure you're shocked. )

Okay, I'm done now! Going to check the flist for your reaction posts, I just wanted to get out my ~pure~ uninfluenced feelings first.
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Two recs today: one old and one new!

Between the Bars This vid is from last year. I downloaded it then and I still sometimes get the urge to rewatch it so I figured I might as well rec. This is one where the lyrics just fit so PERFECTLY you have to wonder if someone wasn't thinking about the Arthurian legend when they wrote it. My favourite part of the vid's got to be this.

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
Or that push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still


I love the way she cuts to footage of other incarnations of the Arthur legend (the people you've been before) and the idea of Merlin pushing them down. It really gives a sense of history to the legend. And while the song choice is brilliant this is one of the vids where you can watch it on mute (I just did, my mom's asleep) and the story is still clear to you. It reminds me a little of [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24's Red with the hint of tragedy lurking around the edges -- the story's happened before and it'll happen again. Definitely give it a shot, it's one of my top vids.

Watershed And this is the one that's brand new! Fandom's produced quite a few Morgana vids, most of them brilliant. They do tend to use alot of the same footage though, probably because in season 2 especially there isn't that much Morgana footage to use. This still manages to feel fresh to me though. It's a vid that benefits from rewatching, I've seen it a few times and I still don't think I've caught everything it's trying to say. I particularly like the section tying Morgana in with the other magical women of Camelot. I think this is my favourite vid to come out of Vividcon this year.
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Oh my God guys. I try to remember the days when I didn't watch vids obsessively and I just didn't GET the fuss about vids.

My life was so empty and I never knew. =(((((

In other words watch Make Something Good. It's a Gwen-centric vid on Camelot's most epic kingdom building OT3. I don't even know how to rec this because it is so so BEAUTIFUL I don't even have words so please just believe me on it okay? Also it has the most gorgeous instrumental sequence. I'm pretty sure all of you have seen it already but if I bring this vid to just one new person's attention I will have done a good deed today.
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I just keep watching this over and over. It's like a concentrated shot of HI ZEINEB YOU REALLY LOVE THIS CAST A HELL OF A LOT, YOU SHOULD GO FIND ALL THE HAPPY FIC.

When will season 3 start again? Because I think it should be TOMORROW.
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Man, I don't know how [livejournal.com profile] robinmarian on [livejournal.com profile] camelot_love always manages to find the most excellent stuff but she DOES. Here, check it.



In other news I've been reading The Demon's Covenant. And I LOVE IT. I've been going through it very slowly -- read a paragraph. Oh did I like that? Read it AGAIN -- because after I'm done I will have no new Sarah Rees Brennan books for a year and that is a tragedy I would like to postpone as much as possible. I'm planning to go back and reread The Demon's Lexicon again after because NICK. ♥_♥ I forgot how much I love that boy, I'd really like to be in his POV again. Also if this is not the book that converts all of fandom on to Mae I will be shocked indeed. And Seb McFarlane, minor character love YESSSSS.

Managed to clean most of the store yesterday at work in 6 hours. \o/ I am improving! If I can swing a longer shift next week I can probably get the whole place done in a day. And then go collapse onto the subway and read.
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I Am Become a Name is finished! =DDDDDD

I've wanted to read it forever but I have ISSUES with reading unfinished fic on account of being burned many times (no no no WHY would you quit something after 54 amazing chapters Unnamed Author? DDDDD=)

SO YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHERE I'LL BE FOR THE NEXT...FEW DAYS OR SO? IDK.
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Umm. So. I refuse to tell you all how many times I've played this video. Let's just say I recommend it highly.
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Here is a MEME. Courtesy of old school [livejournal.com profile] fannish5

1. AUs: yes please or what's the point?

The first one! I love AUs with a mad burning love. Oftentimes I will read a thing or watch a thing and imagine how it might be skewed a little to the left. This has led to amazing imaginary playgrounds like the Harry Osbourne is Harry Potter universe and the Grand Unified Theory of Actor/Character Oneness (an actor is every character they have played in a movie! For example Ella of Frell is also Jane Austen! Pirate King Elizabeth Swann was Warrior Queen Guinevere in a past life! THINK OF ALL THE POSSIBILITIES)

2. What's the best AU you've read?

DDD= I read so many AUs it is impossible to choose. But I do tend to reread The Secret of Slytherin whenever I need a cheer up so let's go with that.

3. What's the worst AU you've read?

Usually if an AU is bad I will quit. So I have no answer.

4. How would you like to see your fandom altered that you haven't seen yet?

Merlin AU with Merlin and Gwen as partners running the Camelot Detective Agency. If anyone ever writes this I will probably flail all over their comments with joy.

5. What AU worked that you never would have expected?

-ponders- You know, nothing is coming to mind right now. Though part of that is I am pretty much 100% open to all AU possibilities. I've never really seen a concept that made me go NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS (watch me remember something that caused me to say just that the minute I post).

Post Justification: Another thing I did when doing The Wall analysis was write two of my responses to my old response papers! Because I needed a break from the Floydness of it all.
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GUYS. HEAD OVER TO MARCH MADNESS AND VOTE FOR GUINEVERE.

This is srs bzns okay?

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And if Rachel Berry wins Glee THIS will happen.

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Don't you want that much extra joy in the world? DON'T YOU?

EDIT: Oh God someone stop me. I keep rechecking the poll to make sure Buffy is still winning the BTVS category. SHE HAS TO WIN GUYS, DO NOT LET THE EMO BLEACH HAIRED VAMPIRE BEAT HER AGAIN. IT WOULD BE A GRAVE INJUSTICE.

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