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06 June 2010 @ 03:11 am
I'm glad you're here, Merlin...  
So as I mentioned in my last entry, I'm going to share a little picspam with you. The topic is of course Merlin related, since I'm madly in love with this show, the cast and the fandom in general. I thought I could make my first real picspam about Arthur and Merlin and their wonderful relationship. I've chosen my 7 favorite serious/touching/moving moments of them. Most likely I'll make "a funny/hilarious/cute moments picspam" of them in the near future too, since I really enjoyed to make this one here. So I truly hope you'll like and have fun looking at the lovely pictures. =)






Episode 1.02 - Valiant
Already in the second episode of the first series they shared a honest and touching moment that made you love their realationship right away. The honesty and truthfulness of this scene is just wonderful.

Merlin: "I know I'm just a servant and my word doesn't count for anything. I wouldn't lie to you."
Arthur: "I want you to swear to me what you're telling me is true."
Merlin: "I swear it's true."
Arthur: "Then I believe you."





Episode 1.04 - The Poisoned Chalice
This episode is full of great Arthur/Merlin moments, so it was hard to chose and in the end I still included two scenes of this ep in my picspam. I mean just look at it. They are willing to die for each-other.

Artur: Merlin, apologise. This is a mistake. I'll drink it.
Merlin: No, no, no. It's all right.





Episode 1.04 - The Poisoned Chalice
This moment is again so earnest and full of true concern and care. Their faces say so much and show their feelings wonderfully. These boys. *sighs* They are so precious.

Arthur: Still alive then?
Merlin: Yeah, just about. I understand I have you to thank for that.
Arthur: Yeah, well, it was nothing. A half-decent servant is hard to come by. I was only dropping by to make sure you were alright. Check that you'll be back to work tomorrow.
Merlin: Oh, yeah, yeah. Of course. Bright and early. Arthur... thank you.
Arthur: You too. Get some rest.





Episode 1.11 - The Labyrinth of Gedref
My favorite episode of the first series and this is my absolute favorite moment of this ep. Again they are willing to die for each-other to save the life of the other one. Also it's the first time Arthur admits that he's glad about Merlin being with him. Everything about this scene is perfect. Absolute perfection. (That's also the reason why it gets two exra caps. ;D)

Arthur: I had no idea you were so keen to die for me.
Merlin: Trust me, I can hardly believe it myself.
Arthur: I'm glad you're here, Merlin.
Merlin: I've got it! We pour all the liquid into one goblet and then we can be sure it's poisoned. Then all the liquid can be drunk, and from a single goblet.
Arthur: You never cease to surprise me. You are a lot smarter than you look.
Merlin: Is that actually a compliment?





Episode 2.06 - Beauty and the Beast: Part Two
Although the Troll episodes aren't really my favorite episodes, to be honest they are rather the opposite, I still think that this very moment was just lovely and showed how much Arthur cared for Merlin. Especially Arthur's look/expression in the last cap shows all the anxiousness and love for Merlin. Altogether just a complete "awww-moment"

Arthur: You need to get out of here. The King's ordered me to arrest you.
Merlin: What?
Arthur: Catrina's accused you of taking her seal.
Merlin: But I didn't.
Arthur: I don't want to know and you haven't got time to explain. If you value your life, you'll leave Camelot right now.
Merlin: But... she is a troll. She's trying to set me up.
Arthur: We've been through this.
Merlin: I'm telling the truth. I saw her.
(Knock at the door)
Arthur: I don't care. You need to leave, Merlin.
(Knock at the door) Sire?
Arthur: Go. Go





Episode 2.08 - The Sins of the Father
I think this scene is my favorite touching Arthur/Merlin moment of series two. Close behind is the one of 2.13. The reason why I like this one a tiny bit more is how they connect with each-other in this moment. They get to know each-other better and recognize what they have in common. They understand each-other and as I already said connect in a much deeper way than ever before. Also the fact that Bradley and Colin shot this in just one single take is incredible. Amazing acting.

Merlin: What was your mother like?
Arthur: I never knew her. She died before I opened my eyes.
Merlin: I'm sorry.
Arthur: I barely know anything about her.
Merlin: Can't you ask your father?
Arthur: He refuses to talk of her. It must be too painful for him. Sometimes it's as if she never even existed. I still have... a sense of her, almost as though she is part of me.
Merlin: It's the same… with my father, I never knew him. And my mother has barely spoken of him. I've got this... vague memory. It's probably just my imagination.
Arthur: I'd do anything for even the vaguest memory.
Merlin: Is that why you're so determined to find Morgause, to see what she knows about your mother?
Arthur: Is that so wrong?
Merlin: No.





Episode 2.13 - The Last Dragonlord
This is just an epic moment and that means something coming from me. I rarely use the word "epic", so it say something about this moment. Just everything about it is truly "wow". Starting with the beautiful lightening for instance. Great work of the director of photography. But moving on to the actors. Colin and Bradley did an amazing job. Their faces tell even more than the dialog. The deep friendship and love is omnipresent. Please give us more of these scene in season 3. I really hope for it.

Arthur: Merlin, if I die... please...
Merlin: What?
Arthur: The Dragonlord today. I saw you. One thing I tell all my young Knights... no man is worth your tears.
Merlin: (Teasingly) Yeah. You're certainly not.
Arthur: What are you doing?
Merlin: I'm coming with you.
Arthur: Merlin, the chances are I'm going to die.
Merlin: Yeah, you probably would if I wasn't there.
Arthur: Right!
Merlin: Do you know how many times I had to save your Royal backside?
Arthur: Well, at least you've got your sense of humour back. Are you really going to face this dragon with me?
Merlin: I'm not going to sit here and watch. I know it's hard for you to understand how I feel, but... well, I care a hell of a lot about that armour. I'm not going to let you mess it up.



And that's already the end.
I hope you enjoyed my first picspam and I would be really glad if you leave a comment. Also I would like to know if you want to see more picspams from me in the future. Your suggestions and ideas always mean a lot to me, so don't hesitate and comment. Oh and please don't repost the graphics anywhere. Especially not over at tumblr. Thank you. =)




 
 
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teacup in a storm: cb // take me to glasgowaeternitasbeach on June 6th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
i am a total sucker for the merlin love! and your picspam is gorgeous! the colouring! and i totally agree with the scene selection! these two do such funny things to my heart and i think the epic levels chemistry bradley & colin have only helps.

here's to hoping for more of this in s3 (and more lovely picspams from you!) <3
Sue: Bradley&Colin - You're the voicezeldona on June 6th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
It's great to hear that you like it and agree with my scene choice. It was rather hard to pick just a few moments, because almost all Merlin/Arthur moments are so full of love. ♥

So once more thank you and I certainly will do more picspams, since I acquired a taste for it. ;D
Mel: Merlin - MerlinArthur (smiles)accordingtomel on June 6th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
Dude. I couldn't agree more with you if I tried. Seriously, their love is just......SO PAINFULLY OBVIOUS. I can't even stand it sometimes. The friendship, the trust, the loyalty, the affection, the love. You've seriously captured the best moments and I have nothing more to add.

*stands and applauds*

Sue: Arthur & Merlin - trustzeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thank you for your awesome feedback.
You have no idea how much I'm grinning at the moment because of you and your lovely words. So thank you so much. ♥

Oh and I know how you feel with almost can't standing their enormous love and friendship. It's so beautiful, it almost hurts...
visionsbeyond: merlinvisionsbeyond on June 6th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
OMG I adore your picks especially the sins of the father scene!
The Poisoned Chalice was the ep that made me a fan of this pair and I`m so thrilled that you mentioned two scenes from it :)
ooooh the one from TLOG is still THE BEST Arthur/Merlin scene ever! EPICNESS!
Loved the picspam :D
Sue: Arthur&Merlin - in the forestzeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Awww... sweetheart.
Thank you so much for your great comment. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy my very first proper picspam so much. ♥
And ep 1.04 made me a fan of Arthur and Merlin together, too. So many amazing scenes full of chemistry happened in this episode. *sighs happily* Oh and yeah the "you have to leave, Merlin" moment makes me gulp and shiver every time I see it, so it's epic indeed, hun. I'm glad you agree. =)
pineapplepeoplepineapplepeople on June 6th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Oh those are so sweet! And the pics you chose look so nice!

My favorite episode of the first series and this is my absolute favorite moment of this ep.
Much agreed!

Nice one!
Sue: Amélie&Ninozeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your sweet comment.
I'm really glad you like my picspam and also agree to my thoughts. That's always wonderful. =)
ckll: pic#merlinckll on June 6th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
I feeli'm going to grab a tissue right now.
I agree with 100%
Sue: Arthur & Merlin - trustzeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
*hands a tissue* There you go. :)
It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed my picspam, but I truly didn't intend to make you teary. ♥
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ravenflight21ravenflight21 on June 6th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the wonderful picspam and your comments. It's a perfect way to start the day - a trip down memory lane about all the M/A love!
Sue: Bradley&Colin - You're the voicezeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome and I'm glad I could brighten your day a bit. :)
So thank you for taking the time to comment and letting me know. Oh and just by the way, your icon is perfection indeed. That's also the reason why I'm always a bit sad that Arthur wears his gloves in so many scenes. It's a pity, because seriously. Bradley's hands are gorgeous.
Rossella: Arth/Merl - In disguisesallyna_smile on June 6th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
too much cuteness in just one post ♥
too much to handle.
Sue: Arthur&Merlin - in the forestzeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Oh no. I hope I didn't over-stained you with cuteness. ;D
But anyway, thanks for commenting. It's great to hear that you obviously enjoyed it, even if it was maybe a bit to much. ♥
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Sue: Arthur & Merlin - trustzeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you for commenting.
It's wonderful to hear that you liked my picspam and enjoy my scene selections. :)
hermette: WIN \o/hermette on June 6th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
awwwwwww!!!! I love this. That moment in Sins of the Father is one of my absolute favorites and you've chosen exactly the right caps for it. So much love!
Sue: Arthur&Merlin - in the forestzeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. It's great to hear that you like it. ♥ And I think the moment of "Sins of the Father" is my favorite too, even if it's quite hard to chose. But I mean the connection between Arthur and Merlin in this moment is so strong and deep, it's just amazing and truly touching. So I'm glad you think I did it justice. :D
timetraveller90timetraveller90 on June 6th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
This picspam was absolutely beautiful

You did an amazing job considering it's your first one
and the moment you chose to show are really great moving moment between them.

I really hope to see more of yours and also more scenes like these in series 3, Colin and Bradley have such incredible chemistry in these
Sue: Bradley&Colin - You're the voicezeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh hun, thank you so much for your kind and sweet comment. I'm really glad you liked it and also think I've chosen the right scenes and caps. ♥

And I truly hope to see more moments like these in S3 too. It would be a pity if he writers again pushed the reset bottom and erased their deep friendship, like they did in the beginning of series 2. So yeah, let's hope for the best and let's keep our fingers crossed.
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Marriage for Allvenivincere on June 6th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Your picspam is lovely! I think you captured all my favorite moments, too. There's so much love here. :-)
Sue: Arthur & Merlin - trustzeldona on June 6th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your lovely feedback.
I'm glad you liked the moments I've chosen. There is so much love and care between these two indeed. =)
anika: ♜ you are my signal fire.yourmanuscript on June 6th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
This is so, so gorgeous! Gosh, I keep having to pause in commenting to scroll back up and look all over again, hee. These truly are the best moments between the boys, imo - excellent choices! And I love your colouring/how you've set this out. Adding to memories for suuure! ♥ ♥ ♥
ignitedrose: Merlin: shining smileignitedrose on June 6th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
This is such a lovely picspam, I love really it. All of the moments that you chose were standouts for me, particularly those in "The Last Dragonlord", "Sins of the Father" and "The Labyrinth of Gedref". While I adore the cute and funny moments that Bradley & Colin do SO well, the serious, touching scenes like these really get to me...which is why I love this picspam so much.

Now I'm even more excited for the start of season 3!
One sugar cube, two sugar cubes, three sugar cubes: Arthurca_te on June 6th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh this was awesome! I've been so moved by these scenes while watching the series! Thanks for sharing! <3
andbeingjust on June 6th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
god, this is gorgeous. not only the colouring and the assortment of the pictures (because believe me, that too is astounding; there were a few times i had to stop and praise you for the images. particularly the sins of the father - how you alternated the pictures so that it went arthur - merlin - arthur and vice versa vertically is beautiful) but also because of the quotes and scenes chosen. these boys. they've got so much emotion between them. not just love, but frustration and empathy and a billion others.

i love this. i would love to see more from you. [:
strawrenchstrawrench on June 6th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
So beautiful! This made me so happy and just eeeeeeeeeeeee ♥
I would love to see more picspams from you. This one was just brilliant. Thank you!
1nagromniloc on June 6th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
oh this is beautiful, brilliant ♥
I love it ,and I love all the scenes so much :)
Gorgeous and the colours :))
Great done zeldona :))))
Starrynightstarrynight111 on June 6th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Beautiful picspam!!
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helva2260: pendragonhelva2260 on June 6th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
This is a gorgeous picspam. You've picked such good moments between the boys.

It's so good to look back and see that, even from the earliest episodes when they were still strangers to each other, there's always been a sense of connection in the way they look at each other and mirror each others' body language. And Arthur looks almost wondering at some points, like "Why am I letting this person in?"

By the time you get to mid-Season Two, Arthur's not wondering why Merlin is important to him, he just accepts it. Compare his arrest of Gwen in Season One - he's obviously reluctant, but as Commander of the knights and Uther's heir, he has to follow up any evidence of wrongdoing - to the way he disobeys a direct order to arrest Merlin when Catrina accuses him of theft; even though he doesn't know what's going on, he trusts Merlin that there is a good explanation.

And how much do I love that scene in 2x13, where Merlin all but says, "I love you," and Arthur understands what he doesn't say and smiles in agreement. And the fact that, faced with death, Merlin tells Arthur the truth - albeit in such a way that should they survive, he can leave it as a joke... <3 <3
world was all playthings: here by my sideepictimesthree on June 6th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. You hit some of my favorite moments as well.
archaeologist_d: Merlin resistance is futilearchaeologist_d on June 6th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Great picspam. Loved the colors and the choices you made. I'd love to see more!
boycotting FOX because they terminated T:SCC.: merlin} & i do miss your surly retorts.xbriyeon on June 6th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
*dies* I love these two so much, it makes me lose quite a few braincells sometimes.

Lovely lovely picspam, love the moments you chose and the colouring is gorgeous as well. ♥
riventhornriventhorn on June 6th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Loved all of them, but I'm so glad you included that one from Valiant--although I'm not too crazy about the magic snakes plot, the way Merlin and Arthur's relationship develops in that episode is just wonderful.
Sam: merlin; ma; two sideseverything_inme on June 6th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
THAT LAST SCEEEEEEEENE. Oh gosh. This pic spam is so lovely. It definitely has some of my favorite moments as well. These two kill me. ♥