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19 October 2011 @ 09:55 pm
Merlin 4x03: must process with fic. Recs?  
I don't have a review for the lastest episode of Merlin. I do have a GIF though!





I think I need to process this episode in fanfic form. Specifically, I'd like to write the missing goodbye scenes with Gwen, Morgana, and Gaius that I really wish had been part of the episode. I really, really want a closure fic.

Unfortunately my work has been kind of like



so I'm all keyed up and I can't get in the right frame of mind for writing. I don't have tons of time for reading, even.

Does anyone have recs?

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yessikgyessikg on October 20th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think that describes me, and a bitter gif (if I had one)

I have been avoiding fics that deal with the episode, in fact I want to pretend the episode didn't happen and Uther is alive. I don't even now if I'll watch Merlin, especially if the rumors about Gaius dying this season are true. I don't think I can take my two favorite characters dying in the same season :S

I have read this one fic, it's from Morgana's POV and it expands on the scene where she finds out that Uther is dead http://evasearchin.livejournal.com/50711.html#cutid1
stbacchus: Uther - Pink DSstbacchus on October 20th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
I've been working semi-seriously at continuing my two shorter, fluffier Uther fics with actual plots (silly plots, obvs). But maybe I could write a ficlet for you. What kind of story would make you happy right now? Chances are, it would make me happy too. :)

That was a sweet fic, thanks for the rec. I have one for you too, whenever you're in the mood for a post-4x03 fic. It's an Uther/Gaius!
http://takadainmate.livejournal.com/155873.html

I'm going to be really unhappy if they kill Gaius. They're seriously like two characters away from turning the show into an inexplicably PG-rated gay porno. It's not that I don't like beautiful boys, it's just that I like other kinds of people as well. >_>
yessikgyessikg on October 20th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Anything that doesn't fit canon, if you could write Uther/Morgana that would be awesome too :)

I will read the fic when I feel a bit better *nods*

I'm going to be really unhappy if they kill Gaius. They're seriously like two characters away from turning the show into an inexplicably PG-rated gay porno. It's not that I don't like beautiful boys, it's just that I like other kinds of people as well. >_>

LOL about the porno thing XD

I know what you mean, I like shows that have several generations in them, it just makes it more realistic (although Merlin can't really do realistic :P)

I think my biggest issue with the show is their need to keep it PG, don't they know that only Disney can turn mature stories into PG well?
stbacchus: Uther - Arthur kissstbacchus on October 28th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Anything that doesn't fit canon, if you could write Uther/Morgana that would be awesome too :)

So it is written, so it is done.

http://stbacchus.livejournal.com/18832.html

It's a bit dark and only Uther/Morgana flavored, but it does have an optimistic ending. I can't write Uther and Morgana without having them clash (that's what I love about them), but I also can't write them without some amount of reconciliation. My soppy heart just can't take it! ;_;
sophie_kfoxsophie_kfox on October 21st, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
I tried writing a review for TWD.
I COULDN'T.
I mean, the episode was just amazing, but it was so terrible all at the same time. How dare they take him from me?! My favourite terrible father, murderous husband, sorcerer- burning King, horrible boss, crazed old man, glove fanatic, paternity denier... Beloved Baddie. <3
At least they gave him a semi- dignified death. Because don't you dare think some stupid depression/craziness can keep Uther Pendragon from saving his son!
For some BAMF!Uther... I found this http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7154334/1/Uthers_Crowning_Moment on fanfiction.net. I will forever pretend Uther is just sleeping and this could potentially still happen. XD

As for Gaius... he needs to go. I love him and his tireless declarations of "It's Sorcery!", and I would very much love an episode on his pretty dark past and secrets, etc., but I always find it annoying how Merlin &Co. have to fight a beast/(immortal/ army/whatever foe that decides to attack Arthur/Camelot/Anybody, and Gaius always knows exactly what to do (or he'll find the answers in his Baddie Book). I want Merlin and the others to have to figure out stuff for themselves for a change. Plus, now that Arthur has lost his father, Merlin kind of has to lose "his". That's my opinion, though.

Also: gif love. Mirrored my reaction almost perfectly, I just didn't have a coffin to hug.
stbacchus: Uther - Arthur kissstbacchus on October 27th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
My favourite terrible father, murderous husband, sorcerer- burning King, horrible boss, crazed old man, glove fanatic, paternity denier... Beloved Baddie. <3

Aww, that's almost a poem, or at least a card. I kind of want to take it into Photoshop and make it a banner. ^.^

Because don't you dare think some stupid depression/craziness can keep Uther Pendragon from saving his son!

Oh, HELL to the no it will not! I liked that too. <3

When a character I love dies (happens all the time because I love the dastardly ones), I always tell myself that only means their story doesn't continue, not that there's no more to it. There are plenty of Uther stories, they just don't take place after 4x03! *decisive nod*

Your criticisms of Gaius are well taken. I do think they're well on track to Merlin losing Gaius as a mentor already. Merlin has outgrown him, in the same way Arthur outgrew Uther (even if he was less willing to admit it). Still, I'd rather have Gaius better written than dead. :'(