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17 May 2013 @ 11:10 pm
Actually, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...  
Just finally watched the series finale of Merlin. Hoo boy. Where did all the water in my body go?

To my feels, that's where.

Bloody hell.
 
 
Current Mood: Dehydrated
 
 
 
formerly lifeinsomniac: Merlin Waitingjoonscribble on May 18th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
I managed to hold on until Gwen's coronation. And then suddenly I started to cry my entire body's capacity for moisture.
The Writer They Call Tay: Merlin: Thumbs up!awanderingbard on May 18th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
I wasn't doing too badly until Arthur told Merlin he wouldn't want him to change, and then it was all downhill from there,

Mum said as long as Merlin, Gaius and Gwaine lived, she'd be okay. And then Gwaine died. My list was the same, except I wanted Sir Leon to live, so three out of three for me, whoot!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 18th, 2013 04:40 am (UTC)
I wasn't doing too badly until Arthur told Merlin he wouldn't want him to change,

I loved that line as much as it broke my heart to pieces: "I want you to always be you."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 18th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
Oh, God, yes!

I felt really bad for Arthur trying to get his head around all this while dying slowly. I loved Bradley's sort of drunken bewilderment at the whole thing.
formerly lifeinsomniac: Darksidejoonscribble on May 18th, 2013 05:03 am (UTC)
One of the things I'll miss about this show is Bradley James' facial expressions. They were always so on point.

My heart started cracking around the time Gaius told Arthur he had no reason to fear Merlin. There's something horribly wrong with the idea of Arthur actually fearing him. Angry at him I get. But the fear part seemed so much more tragic somehow.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 18th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
I'm a big fan of whoever teaches the course at British Drama School on how to do ridiculous things with one's face. I never get as much joy out of making icons of American shows as I do Briitish ones. Except for The Dresden Files, and it's main actor presumably went to British Drama School.

I could totally see that reaction, too, because Morgana was perfectly normal up until she tried to kill everyone and so was Mordred and I can see how Arthur would go 'no, magic does change people, this is why I'm dying right now'. As much I found it agonizing to watch Arthur to die that slowly, I am glad we got virtually a full episode for him to come to accept it, and react as one would, rather than cramming it in at the end.
formerly lifeinsomniac: Huntsman Spiderjoonscribble on May 18th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
I'm a big fan of whoever teaches the course at British Drama School on how to do ridiculous things with one's face.

Me as well. They really should try and do a similar course for non-Brit actors.

I am glad we got virtually a full episode for him to come to accept it, and react as one would, rather than cramming it in at the end.

My biggest fear about this finale was that Arthur would find out about 10 minutes before dying. I'm glad they were able to get in about 40.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 18th, 2013 05:23 am (UTC)
My biggest fear about this finale was that Arthur would find out about 10 minutes before dying. I'm glad they were able to get in about 40.

Yeah, me too. Have Arthur actually come to grips with it is so much better than sort of going 'well, I am going to die in thirty seconds, so hey, might as well forgive you'. I really liked Merlin getting to show him his magic, too, and Arthur realizing how much Merlin has been doing over the years.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 18th, 2013 05:25 am (UTC)
I really liked Merlin getting to show him his magic, too, and Arthur realizing how much Merlin has been doing over the years.

Some of my favorite moments were Merlin finally getting to do magic in front of Arthur. It so made me feel like they lost some great opportunities by not doing the magic reveal sooner.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 18th, 2013 01:41 pm (UTC)

Some of my favorite moments were Merlin finally getting to do magic in front of Arthur. It so made me feel like they lost some great opportunities by not doing the magic reveal sooner.


Yeah, me too. But I do think, in some ways, they'd be stuck in terms of peril. If Merlin can do magic and Arthur knows he can do magic, whatever problems comes up, he'd just have Merlin deal with it. I suppose you could write situations where magic isn't applicable, but that would get old, fast. A few episodes would have been nice, though.

I actually felt Arthur was a bit cheated in the final episode because of Merlin dealing with everything. I understand Merlin needing to be the one to kill Morgana, but it would have been nice if Arthur managed to somehow turn the tide of battle on his own.

Edited at 2013-05-18 01:42 pm (UTC)
Dusty: SPN. Cas hugs Deandustlines on May 18th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
I'm not in the fandom, but from what I remember when that finale came out, it was really hard on people's emotions.

Be strong!! You can make it! *makes you comforting tea, in the meanwhile*
The Writer They Call Tay: BB: Oh No!awanderingbard on May 18th, 2013 05:20 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks!

I feel like I reacted to this the same way people claimed to react to 'The Reichenbach Fall' on tumblr. Like, I cried at the very end of that, but this I had serious feels over. And all my favourite characters survived, even! I'd hate to think how I'd be if one of them had died,

In any case, I am recovered, and I will take my tea to bed. G'night!