also can we just talk about “oh no, merlin can’t be with a girl! he doesn’t like girls!”
and then “why are you walking with a limp?”
i just claimed the url ‘theirflat’ whoops.
sometimes i cry because fayjay
We’re a canon era Merlin Roleplay set roughly after Season Four. We’re currently looking most desperately for the Knights of the Roundtable.
Even if you don’t want to audition for a role, just check out the players and show your support!
Come one, come all, and I’ll embrace you endlessly.
My Secret Santa gift to Orchis! Merry Christmas, sire! Keep being wonderful. xoxox
Prompt: “Something with/based on the song Next Year, Baby by Jamie Cullum.”
Remember when I said I was happy to be your servant until the day I die? I meant it. And I know you said if I died I’d be a hero, but don’t go throwing a banquet in my honor, yeah? You know I’ve never been into that kind of thing. I’d like to think I’m more humble than all your "i’m-royal-so-we-have-feasts-for-everything" complex. Also, if you really think I’m a hero, it wouldn’t have hurt to tell me, Arthur.
Don’t blame yourself. You knew as well as I did that your life always came before mine. You’ll be a great king, I promise, with or without me by your side. You must bring Albion into the world, but now I’m getting ahead of myself. Don’t shake your head and mutter an “confusing idiot” under your breath! I’ll explain what I mean in due time. Really though, don’t blame yourself, you really had no say in whether I laid down my life for yours. I always would.
…I’ll have you know I was tempted to list everything I’ve ever done for you in this letter in hopes you’d tell all of Camelot about my unmatched chivalry at the banquet - I know you’re planning one no matter what I say - but, that’s not why I did it all. I did it for you, Arthur. For the kingdom you’ll create. For your people. For people like me. For Gwen. For us.
I love you too, you dollophead. You didn’t need to say it for me to know.
Aaaaaand, now that I’m dead, or about to die depending on when you read this, I can’t be put to the death! So there’s something you should know, sire.
Emrys at your service.
Sorcerer of legend and myth.
Most powerful warlock in the world!
Clumsy manservant to King Arthur.
I’m sorry I didn’t tell you sooner. But you understand, don’t you?
Don’t forget me, Arthur. Also, don’t be a prat.
What’s been your favorite part of shipping Arthur/Merlin?
Well, here we go. I could go into the fangirl response, or the one I think my mom expects me to give… which would be something along the lines of, “djkhf;dsakf;khfds hot boys kissing.” Which, ok, is true. But, really, there are tons of other reasons I ship Merthur. Other things that I love about them.
I love that, canon or not, a strong and intimate relationship between two men can be so wide spread and adored. Sure, times have changed, but homophobia is still out there. People still hate the idea. Merlin and Arthur are two very strong, very compassionate, beautifully complex characters, and I love them both dearly as separate characters. (Details of which I won’t go into because…it’s emotional.) But together? Together they bring out the best in each other. They make each other stronger, a unit of necessary opposites. Arthur, who thinks with his head and has a kingdom to think about, his people. Then, there’s Merlin, who thinks with his heart and feels for everyone. They make a unit. Two sides of the same coin.
I love the people in the Merthur fandom. In the Merlin fandom. The people I met at the Dragon*Con Merlin panel are all incredible, witty, hilarious, and geeky people. As soon as I made some incoherent squeak when the embrace was mentioned (yes, guys, almost the entire series was spoiled for me at this panel. …but I liked it) a bunch of girls laughed and we talked after the panel, and they’re adorable. The people I met over Tumblr are just as perfect. (Special shout out to my Prince for the Merthur Party, Orchis, because I adore you.) We’re a community. Supportive, witty, clever, wonderful.
I love that it gives my sister and I something to talk and laugh about. My sister and I don’t get along most of the time, but bring up Merlin or Merthur and we explode with girlish giggles and commentary.
I love the fact that a single ship can cause so many emotions to stir deep within my chest. (All the creys, guys.)