Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast…
└ tv shows [8/8] merlin
GUYS, ITS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST TIME MERLIN EVER AIRED IN THE UK BACK ON THE 20th SEPTEMBER 2008!!!!! Little did they know that from then on, that show will touch the lives of millions of people worldwide! The actors have gone so so far from then. Merlin was only the start for some of them and it’s opened up so many opportunities which they might of never had otherwise. I think today should be dedicated in thanking Merlin and all the people who contributed to it.
❝ I have broken bones, and tattered clothes. I’ve run out of time..❞ [ x ]
Oh haaiii it’s another Merlin piece — I can’t help but feel a bit guilty! It’s simple with Merlin cos I’m in the fandom, but with other shows, I have to mull over the character until I find something that I can latch onto and use to make the piece memorable. But I think I’ve finally got something! *fist pump* For next week. Meanwhile, let me tell you about how Merlin came to be the silent guardian of Camelot…
After the Battle of Camlann, Merlin disappears into the woods without a trace. When Aithusa finds him, he is slumped against a fallen oak with vines and leaves growing over and around his still body. His eyes have lost their blue from having to live off of magic while slowly losing his humanity in the process*, and his hair has long turned snow white from grief. But slowly, determinedly… Aithusa nurses Merlin back to health, and together they look after each other and Camelot.
Since then, travelers passing though the woods would tell of a strange ball of blue light, or the small raven that lead them back to the right path. There are stories of a funny old man who offers food and shelter for the night, and his hovel that disappears at sunrise. There is the boy that magically appears out of nowhere, who would keep children calm and entertained with clever little tricks until their parents came for them. Even rarer are the encounters with a croaky old woman whose remedies never failed to aid those truly in need of them.
Merlin lets the rumors spread far and wide because they help in their cause. Already bandits and mercenaries dare not come near Emrys’ woods. "For the enemies of Camelot, there are only curses and imminent demise.” To this day, legend tells of the Ghost Guardian and his Dragon of Mist, forever roaming the woods, always watching, waiting for the return of the Once and Future King.
*You can thank Demi for this wonderfully depressing mental image! \o/
They are Pendragons. They are good for one thing only, death.
destiny; /ˈdestinē/ The hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate.
“Arthur is the once and future king who will unite the land of Albion”
Watch until the end. You wont be disappointed.