Author has written 1 story for Merlin.
I haven't updated my profile in ages...
To be honest, my story suffered the same neglect. Just when I was about to finish, I stopped.
I guess I had a hard time saying farewell to my characters, for one. On the other hand, there were some things that apparently wanted to be told, and that my last chapter (which had been written and waiting patiently for an upload that never came), had left out.
So, when the itch for writing them became too unbearable, I gave in and started to rewrite the end.
Writing has been one of the most peculiar experiences I've ever had. And I'm glad I've given it a try.
The story started as a Merlin fan-fiction, more exactly at the end of Season Two. But after that, it took on its own spin and went off a very different path.
And at some point I realized I was actually writing my own version of the rise of Camelot.
That's why is so long.
Though it's the story of a romance too, I also realized that after a while, more important things kept surfacing.
And I became more interested in the personal journey of the characters and their self-discovery, than the romance itself.
So, if you are looking for a pure Merlin fan-fiction, this story might not be for you.
If you are looking for a full blown romance, then this story might not be for you either.
But if you are looking for a tale of what could have gotten lost in the legend of Camelot that we know today, then you might enjoy it.
Happy 2015 everyone.
First entry of 2012: March
The story is almost over and I'm very excited.
It's been a great journey and I had lots of fun.
Favorite quote of this month (and last of 2011):
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats
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About my story:
I should warn you, this is a long story. It wasn't necessarily intended like that, but as things progressed and the plot developed, it came out longer (by far) than the regular stories on the site.
Thus, if novel-like lengths are not your cup of tea, you should not read it :-)
It is set right after Season 2 of the TV show. The recognizable characters belong to BBC, the rest are my own.
I began to write The One True Queen inspired by the BBC TV series in what relates to the youth of Arthur (being a Prince), and the paradoxical fact that although being born out of magic, magic itself was forbidden in Camelot. Plus I also found his relationship with a young Merlin very entertaining.
I’ve always loved the legend of King Arthur and Camelot and everything it represented in terms of honor, comradeship, courage and rightfulness…
Somehow I’ve always refused to believe the betrayal and hoped that it was only due to the sensationalism of the old storytellers, who needed to sell their services after all (some things have changed very little throughout times in this world).
And so I began to compose my own version of the legend and how Arthur became the famous King.
The only problem was that, in doing so, my initial idea of a mid-length story grew into an almost full blown-up novel of sorts.
For those wondering about its length… That’s the reason.
Or so I hope ;-)
PS: I've also found out something else I like: the interaction between readers and writers. Through this forum and my little story, I've had the opportunity to get to know and exchange correspondence with truly wonderful people :-) :-)
Favorite Quotes of 2010:
December: Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race. Stanley Kunitz
November: My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?. Charles M. Schulz
October: My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. Woody Allen
September: Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. George Bernard Shaw
August: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way