Ebb & Flow - Chapter 1
Title: Ebb and Flow
Pairings: Merlin/Freya, Arthur/Gwen
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Freya, Gwen, Morgana, Mordred, Gaius, Gwaine, Leon, Percival, Kilgharrah
Summary: Battle of Camlann AU, in which Merlin appears as his usual self instead of an old man and Arthur does not die; rather, Merlin is mortally wounded by Mordred’s sword. His only hope lies with the Lady of the Lake. But destinies are troublesome things…
vizier (wizard) had come to help inspire change,
But fate had planned an unexpected twist.
Within the palace walls, he discovered something strange
And found the missing part of him he didn’t know he missed.”
-A Thousand And One Nights, Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier
I’ve basically finished the Merlin fic that I was working on.
But now I also have another idea for a different Merlin fic containing similar themes as the current one, but a lot more angsty.
And I have a Merlin/Doctor Who crossover idea, where, instead of landing in Victorian London, Twelve and Clara land in Camelot.
I don’t even know what to do with myself.
I think it’s one of the saddest things when the hero starts on his mission prepared to give up his life to save others, but what he doesn’t realize yet is that the ultimate sacrifice is not death. The ultimate sacrifice is continuing to live, knowing you will never be allowed to have your own happy ending.
I’m pretty sure that Dollhouse is actually a prequel to Firefly.
Is it official yet that James Corden is taking over for Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show?
I hope that in his introductory monologue, he goes over the comparisons between himself and Craigy Ferg. Like…
"As I’m sure many of you know, Craig Ferguson was a huge fan of Doctor Who. Now, I was actually in Doctor Who. Twice. My character’s name was Craig Owens… Huh? So I played a character named Craig, and I took over hosting this program from Craig Ferguson, who took over for Craig Kilborn. I think I’m starting to see a pattern on how CBS makes their decisions."
(Or something like that.)
To anyone who doesn’t find it believable or in character that the Doctor would steal the tramp’s coat, remember that the Fourth Doctor tied up Harry Sullivan and locked him in a cupboard during his post-regenerative haze.
What if Alfred is an old family name, and Craig Owens and Alfie are descendants of Alf from Deep Breath?
I have a thought about the meaning behind the Doctor’s new appearance. He took on the image of Caecilius, whom he saved from the destruction of Pompeii. This was a man who should have died, but was given another chance at life. The Doctor, too, had run out of his regenerations at Trenzalore and should have finally died, but was granted extra life instead.
"You have replaced every piece of yourself. Mechanic or organic. Time and time again. There’s not a trace of the original you left.” And yet, Caecilius was only saved because Donna reminded the Doctor of the man he should be, the man he wanted to be: the hero. Perhaps the Doctor is now trying to remind himself that he is still the same person deep down, despite any difficult decisions he has been forced to make over the years, as well as those which are still ahead of him.
"If I believed in wishes
As silly as it seems.
I’d find that hidden cave,
Turn back the sands of time
And save you.
If I believed in dreams.”
-If I Believed, Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier