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Author has written 1 story for Merlin.

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.
I think I've mentioned already that this has been the only story I have ever got the guts to publish anywhere, and the response has been overwhelming. So, thank you.

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

Favorite quote of November:
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Favorite quote of October: (just because I did not update the profile does not mean October won't have its quote)
A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charles Chaplin

Favorite quote of September:
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't. Mark Twain

Favorite quote of August:
Never tell a story because it is true: tell it because it is a good story. John Pentland Mahaffy

Favorite quote of July:
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson

Favorite quote of June:
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense. Tom Clancy

Favorite quote of May:
A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. Caroline Gordon

Favorite quote of April:
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde

Favorite quote of March:
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. Ray Bradbury

Favorite quote of February:
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Carl Sagan

Favorite quote of January:
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly

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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.
Since the series itself took a lot of liberties with the legend, I figured… why not?

I’ve always loved the legend of King Arthur and Camelot and everything it represented in terms of honor, comradeship, courage and rightfulness…
That’s probably why it never set well with me the lurid love triangle between a mighty King, a supposedly loving Queen and a trusted friend (the First Knight no less…)

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.
The story tells a full tale of self-discovery, love, friendship and trust…

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 :-) :-)

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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

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BloodRed Rose for Legolas by ElvenDestiny reviews
Sariel is a ruthless assassin sent to kill the prince of Mirkwood in exchange for her family's freedom, yet the shadow of her past blocks her way as she struggles to determine truth from lies and to learn to accept what is truly in her heart.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 289,772 - Reviews: 1267 - Favs: 517 - Follows: 372 - Updated: 12/28/2013 - Published: 3/16/2002 - Legolas
The Wall that Fell by Lossefalme reviews
TTT:ROTK:postROTK::Legolas:OC:: For the fate of a world, he would risk his life. For the love of a mortal, he would risk the world. RESUMED AT LAST!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 147,184 - Reviews: 880 - Favs: 607 - Follows: 401 - Updated: 12/26/2012 - Published: 4/14/2003 - Legolas
Sleeping Beauty by silent-niobe reviews
What if Sleeping Beauty was not a woman? What if they were not a man either, but an elf? Follow Alice in her journey to find out the truth behind the myth and the fairytale. Set in modern times. LegolasOC.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 28 - Words: 97,547 - Reviews: 609 - Favs: 442 - Follows: 330 - Updated: 7/4/2012 - Published: 6/11/2007 - Legolas - Complete
Building Ithilien by Raider-K reviews
Post RotK story- - After the end of the War of the Ring, Legolas decides to start a new elven colony in Ithilien, but his path there proves to be anything but straight forward or simple... Now Complete and Chock full of Action & Romance!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 55 - Words: 223,477 - Reviews: 623 - Favs: 380 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 9/11/2011 - Published: 3/13/2003 - Legolas - Complete
The Painting in the Attic by Athena93 reviews
My dad always used to say that everything in life had a lesson. He was right, of course. After all, imagine all the brilliant lessons I can learn from the wonderful, charismatic Captain Jack Sparrow? Note my sarcasm, people. NOTE MY SARCASM. Will X OC
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 57 - Words: 388,106 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 4/6/2011 - Published: 5/4/2009 - Will T. - Complete
The Greatest game ever played by Kreuse reviews
AU fic. The Knights of Camelot are competing in the Hockey Grail Cup Tournament. Gwen is a huge fan of the sport, and she dragges Morgana along to watch...
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,029 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/1/2010 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Morgana, Arthur - Complete
Moriquendi – The Eryn Lasgalen Cycle by Fan81981 reviews
As darkness gathers, and games of State turn vicious Legolas and Rhinure struggle to create something lasting out of a bond that was forced upon them. Will they succeed or will this new marriage fail, as it seems doomed to?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 99,660 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 12/30/2009 - Published: 2/29/2004 - Legolas, Thranduil
A Tale of Mirkwood by Lizbit reviews
COMPLETE - The epic tale of Legolas falling in love with a human. This story spans prior to the War of the Ring, and concludes at the sailing for Valinor. *NON-10TH-MEMBER*NON-SLASH*NON-AU*NON-GIRL-FALLS-INTO-ME*
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 46 - Words: 157,650 - Reviews: 822 - Favs: 312 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 1/3/2008 - Published: 8/23/2002 - Legolas, Thranduil - Complete
Moriquendi by Fan81981 reviews
Mirkwood is under threat and an alliance is the only way to save it. Will Legolas be able to make the needed sacrifice?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 54 - Words: 238,178 - Reviews: 1168 - Favs: 483 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 2/2/2004 - Published: 2/12/2003 - Legolas - Complete
The One True Queen reviews
Just a Season's Greeting to everyone and a promise I'll finish the story... Maybe the legend had it wrong; maybe there was no love triangle between the queen, a knight and the king... Maybe because there was another person who stole the Prince's heart. A Queen fit for the great King. Arthur/OC Chapter 41 is up.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 185,062 - Reviews: 259 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 12/10/2012 - Published: 8/8/2010 - Arthur