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Old 30-01-2013, 20:54
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:55
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YAY new thread

Oh its all shiny and new.

*Dances around in it before anyone else gets their mucky feet in here*
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:56
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Oops I thought they had enough of us and kicked us all out
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:56
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Well I was just composing the answers and then I get told the thread was closed! I was worried for a moment then that we'd derailed the topic a bit too often

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Old 30-01-2013, 20:57
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You're being mischievous tonight, Princess star! You know very well that Morgana and Mordred didn't die and that the finale was just another one of Morgy's (and our) bad dreams...poor thing! She's actually still in the woods living with the druids and has been since she left Camelot early in S2...so there!

Go to your room at once! Bad star!
Frankly, it would be very easy to resurrect both Mordred and Morgana and make a series about them after the events of S5. The entire story could develop from there. I don't want to say anymore because I found this interview:

Q: Where do Mordred's loyalties lie?

A: He's torn. He's caught in the middle of Arthur and Morgana. They are two people pulling in opposite directions. And he's the rope in between them. He's like the child of divorced parents.

Which is very similar to thoughts I had about the Mordred character and wrote on in this thread... it's coincidences like those that make me believe at times that some people from MERLIN actually tune in to this thread...

Naw... can't be.

For me, a good story line would be that Mordred would suffer a fate like Tantalus or Merlin unless for failing to fulfill his destiny. Before going to off Arthur, as we saw, Morgana buries Mordred but after she departs, he and Elyan are resurrected by the Callieach. It's all part of a master plan by the Triple Goddess to preserve the Old Religion and to meld that with the New Ways.

The Callieach tells them that the Goddess has blessed them with the chance to return the rightful one and fulfill the destiny written since the dawn of time. They set off a questing but soon discover they're on opposite sides of whom the rightful one is that needs to be restored. Through in the obligatory puzzles and mazes, damsels in distress, and recruitment of knights like Gwaine (who's not dead) and Percival and it's a series of 13 episodes easily.

But would Alex want to reprise Mordred? Immediately after MERLIN ended he said:

Topman Generation: Now you played Mordred in the BBC1 fantasy drama Merlin that finished during the Christmas holidays. Now the series has finished, would you ever rock the sandals and swords look again?
Alex: I dunno really. When you’re doing a show like that the novelty soon wears off. The horse riding and sword fighting was great but the chainmail was very heavy to wear and not very comfortable. If the right role ever came up I’d do it again but I don’t think I’ll be dressing up as Mordred for Halloween this year.

http://www.sabotagetimes.com/reporta...-he-was-a-mod/

Which sounds a lot like Bradley James, doesn't it?

Now, Alex has changed his tune about the chainmail:

So the change in costume was from period uniform to chain mail. What’s most comfortable?

“Neither! The army costume was comfy but itchy, very itchy, a very starch filled costume. It couldn’t have been more real and you were never thinking ‘I could wear this forever’.

“The chain mail is an absolute curse of a costume, when you have it on it weighs a ton, when its hot outside you bake, when its cold you freeze. There is no happy medium whatsoever. To be honest with you I’m just looking forward to a drama where I just get to wear t-shirt and jeans!”

http://www.cultbox.co.uk/interviews/...ates-interview

He's on twitter:

https://twitter.com/vlavla

Is he still unfollowed by Bradders, I wonder?
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:57
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Oh what a shame the new thread didn't start with the post immediately before mine in which Lowri informed the world what a fanny is in American and British!
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:59
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Oh what a shame the new thread didn't start with the post immediately before mine in which Lowri informed the world what a fanny is in American and British!
Ha that would have annoyed the posters who said we all sound like 17 year old girls. Interesting that they never came back and responded to our comments.
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:59
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Oh what a shame the new thread didn't start with the post immediately before mine in which Lowri informed the world what a fanny is in American and British!
As soon as my reply bounced I was rather concerned that that might be the case
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:00
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by Moleymo - The effect was awful, it left much of the audience feeling cheated not to be able to see merlin achieve his goals and stand with Arthur to reunite Albion
I'm not talking about the reuniting of Albion or the "Golden Age" fiasco, I'm on about Merlin's magic being revealed. They could have done both of the former still without needing to do the later which is why I can understand and agree with what Alex was saying.
Arthur could have united the various leaders and formed Albion while Merlin's magic was still a secret, he could have created treaties with the Druids while Merlin's magic was still a secret, he could have declared magic no longer illegal and that the ways of the Old Religion could be once again followed and Merlin's magic could still have been a secret.

The important point that was being made was that people's impressions of Merlin as the outwardly all powerful sorcerer come from prior knowledge of the legends, something which I've also said before.
Going on show canon, Merlin is a powerful sorcerer but his is a hidden magic and, even if Arthur did all of the above, Merlin would still have to face the threat/thought of what his reaction would be to finding out his "best mate" had been hiding such a big thing through all the time he'd known him.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:00
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Frankly, it would be very easy to resurrect both Mordred and Morgana and make a series about them after the events of S5. The entire story could develop from there. I don't want to say anymore because I found this interview:

Q: Where do Mordred's loyalties lie?

A: He's torn. He's caught in the middle of Arthur and Morgana. They are two people pulling in opposite directions. And he's the rope in between them. He's like the child of divorced parents.

Which is very similar to thoughts I had about the Mordred character and wrote on in this thread... it's coincidences like those that make me believe at times that some people from MERLIN actually tune in to this thread...

Naw... can't be.

For me, a good story line would be that Mordred would suffer a fate like Tantalus or Merlin unless for failing to fulfill his destiny. Before going to off Arthur, as we saw, Morgana buries Mordred but after she departs, he and Elyan are resurrected by the Callieach. It's all part of a master plan by the Triple Goddess to preserve the Old Religion and to meld that with the New Ways.

The Callieach tells them that the Goddess has blessed them with the chance to return the rightful one and fulfill the destiny written since the dawn of time. They set off a questing but soon discover they're on opposite sides of whom the rightful one is that needs to be restored. Through in the obligatory puzzles and mazes, damsels in distress, and recruitment of knights like Gwaine (who's not dead) and Percival and it's a series of 13 episodes easily.

But would Alex want to reprise Mordred? Immediately after MERLIN ended he said:

Topman Generation: Now you played Mordred in the BBC1 fantasy drama Merlin that finished during the Christmas holidays. Now the series has finished, would you ever rock the sandals and swords look again?
Alex: I dunno really. When you’re doing a show like that the novelty soon wears off. The horse riding and sword fighting was great but the chainmail was very heavy to wear and not very comfortable. If the right role ever came up I’d do it again but I don’t think I’ll be dressing up as Mordred for Halloween this year.

http://www.sabotagetimes.com/reporta...-he-was-a-mod/

Which sounds a lot like Bradley James, doesn't it?

Now, Alex has changed his tune about the chainmail:

So the change in costume was from period uniform to chain mail. What’s most comfortable?

“Neither! The army costume was comfy but itchy, very itchy, a very starch filled costume. It couldn’t have been more real and you were never thinking ‘I could wear this forever’.

“The chain mail is an absolute curse of a costume, when you have it on it weighs a ton, when its hot outside you bake, when its cold you freeze. There is no happy medium whatsoever. To be honest with you I’m just looking forward to a drama where I just get to wear t-shirt and jeans!”

http://www.cultbox.co.uk/interviews/...ates-interview

He's on twitter:

https://twitter.com/vlavla

Is he still unfollowed by Bradders, I wonder?
Considering how much they hated the chainmail and how uncomfortable it was its a bit sadistic they made them wear it all the time when it was completely unnecessary
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:01
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Well I was just composing the answers and then I get told the thread was closed! I was worried for a moment then that we'd derailed the topic a bit too often

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Oh I got 8 and 10 wrong. Even seeing the right answers, I still don't know what they mean.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:02
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Ha that would have annoyed the posters who said we all sound like 17 year old girls. Interesting that they never came back and responded to our comments.
I thought they were making their own thread for intelligent Merlin fans?... I sadly didn't get an invite
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:02
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I'm not talking about the reuniting of Albion or the "Golden Age" fiasco, I'm on about Merlin's magic being revealed. They could have done both of the former without needing to do the later.
How would merlin stand as equal to Arthur without a magic reveal? Their friendship was hindered by the lie, it was a massive obstacle
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:07
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Well I was just composing the answers and then I get told the thread was closed! I was worried for a moment then that we'd derailed the topic a bit too often

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I got 8/10 correct but surely no one knows which is ant and which is dec right?
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:07
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Oh I got 8 and 10 wrong. Even seeing the right answers, I still don't know what they mean.
Hitler's testicle is at the Albert Hall? Really?!
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:07
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Oh I got 8 and 10 wrong. Even seeing the right answers, I still don't know what they mean.
What is the correct response when someone drops a tray in the middle of a canteen?
Laughter
Applause
Offer help cleaning up
See this one, if they're truly British, the answer would absolutely be A and B!

How would merlin stand as equal to Arthur without a magic reveal? Their friendship was hindered by the lie, it was a massive obstacle
Who said he was ever going to stand as an equal though? Arthur is still the King no matter if Merlin's the most powerful sorcerer in the world.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:07
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I didn't look at the answers but I took it anyway...

3/10: Toodlepip!
It's off to the colonies for you.


Iouno what "Toodlepip!" means but it's the greatest word I've ever heard and I'm determined to start using it in my daily vernacular.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:09
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I didn't look at the answers but I took it anyway...

3/10: Toodlepip!
It's off to the colonies for you.


Iouno what "Toodlepip!" means but it's the greatest word I've ever heard and I'm determined to start using it in my daily vernacular.
Basically means goodbye

I got 9/10 which doesn't surprise me in the slightest I got Question Eight wrong, I thought European Financial Assistance had to be the "right" answer!
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:09
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I didn't look at the answers but I took it anyway...

3/10: Toodlepip!
It's off to the colonies for you.


Iouno what "Toodlepip!" means but it's the greatest word I've ever heard and I'm determined to start using it in my daily vernacular.
I've never heard anyone ever in the uk say toodlepip only on American tv shows and tata! For bye
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:09
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I got 8/10 correct but surely no one knows which is ant and which is dec right?
I do! I watch rather a lot of BGT and IACGMOOH <shameful confession of the night>

Plus, I have a Dec of my own.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:10
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Basically means goodbye
greatest. word. ever. *steals it and makes it my own*
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:11
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See this one, if they're truly British, the answer would absolutely be A and B!



Who said he was ever going to stand as an equal though? Arthur is still the King no matter if Merlin's the most powerful sorcerer in the world.
The whole show was geared up for merlin to reach his full potential and he never did
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:11
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I got 8/10 correct but surely no one knows which is ant and which is dec right?
Are you kidding? EVERYONE knows which is Ant and which is Dec
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:12
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I do! I watch rather a lot of BGT and IACGMOOH <shameful confession of the night>

Plus, I have a Dec of my own.
You never see one without the other I just call them both antndec
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:12
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See this one, if they're truly British, the answer would absolutely be A and B!
That was the best question I thought. It is truly in the national psyche to applaud when someone drops something loudly in a public place. We are shits, really, aren't we?
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