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Brighter Side of the Coin (Merlin discussion thread)

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    illegalferret

    [1]Jul 25, 2010
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    -This thread is only for discussions on Merlin as a character and / or Colin Morgan as an actor.
    -It is strictly forbidden to bash this character or any other.
    -Spoilers are not allowed.



    Thank you

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    Seeing as we have less than10 weeks of hiatus ahead of us, discussing on our favourite characters / ships sounds like a great idea to deal with the withdrawal. After having rewatched all the episodes it'll be interesting to see the characters / ships progressions with the perspective of two whole seasons behind.

    People who found interesting to put their views in common so far are:

    Character and Ships Discussion Thread wrote:
    Danko (dpebbleson).


    pcdsa.


    Esther (boom-moo).


    Sarah (illegalferret).


    Rules are as follows:


    1) We get started on Saturday July 3rd and new discussion threads will be open every Saturday. We choose characters / ships following the order stated in the list above, starting over with the list until all characters / ships are covered. Whoever wants to join us, say the word and I'll new members to the list. However, please note that only those with the time and the commitment required to keep track of the schedule and turns will be added (failure to do it without previous word will result in removing members from the list). In any case, everyone is much welcome to join the ongoing discussions.


    2) Whoever opens the discussion thread should use a generic title like "Arthur discussion thread" while those who participate in the discussion vote for a title. The person who opens the discussion thread should include the titles that have been proposed already for the character / ship of their choice in the first post so the votation can get started asap. Every participant should cast two votes (first choice title = 2 points and second choice title = 1 point) to avoid draws. In case a draw happens a second voting round would be open starting on Wednesday, where only two titles chosen by the thread opener between those that were part of the draw will be up for voting. This is the list with the characters / ships titles:


    Merlin thread title suggestions wrote:
    Getting the Credit for Once.


    I Didn't Do It!


    Yes, I did it! So what?!


    The Magical Me.


    The Magical Merlin.


    Magic Is not a Point of View.


    Magic is a Way of Life.


    Scarves are always trendy.


    Ealdor's got talent.


    Destiny of a Great Kingdom Rests on his Shoulders.


    Brighter Side of the Coin.


    Servant till the day he dies.



    3) Whoever has the turn to open a character / ship discussion should also propose a category in the "The Best and the Worst of Merlin" thread. Categories can be anything: 'The Best Frightening Moment", "The Best Dramatic Moment", 'The Best Romantic" moment, "The Worst Villain", "The Worst Episode Title"… anything as long as it pertains to the show.



    4) According to the character / ship that is chosen, I'll open a Secrets and Magic rewatching thread over at the Secrets and Magic forum (here) so both deal with the same character / ship. If whoever is opening the character / ship discussion thread wants to open the S&M rewatch, that's fine with me.


    5) A "Things we've learnt whilst watching Merlin Secrets & Magic" thread will run parallel to the S&M rewatching thread.


    6) The "Things we've learnt while watching Merlin" can be kept running and on topic with the Character/Ship discussion thread.


    Ok i thought that it was about time the hero of our show had his own discussion thread!

    Edited on 01/18/2012 1:01am
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    dpebbleson

    [2]Jul 25, 2010
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    Nice!

    My votes:

    The Destiny of a Great Kingdom Rests on his Shoulders: 2 points
    Ealdor's Got Talent: 1 point
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    pcdsa

    [3]Jul 25, 2010
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    Brighter Side of the Coin = 2 points
    Destiny of a Great Kingdom Rests on his Shoulders = 1 point

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    boom-moo

    [4]Jul 25, 2010
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    Added my votes too

    Merlin thread title suggestions wrote:
    Getting the Credit for Once 2
    I Didn't Do It!
    Yes, I did it! So what?!
    The Magical Me.
    The Magical Merlin.
    Magic Is not a Point of View.
    Magic is a Way of Life.
    Scarves are always trendy 1
    Ealdor's got talent 1
    Destiny of a Great Kingdom Rests on his Shoulders 3
    Brighter Side of the Coin 2
    Servant till the day he dies.
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    illegalferret

    [5]Jul 26, 2010
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    Icreated this thread without thinking which of the names i liked!

    Merlin thread title suggestions wrote:
    Getting the Credit for Once3 I Didn't Do It! Yes, I did it! So what?! The Magical Me. The Magical Merlin. Magic Is not a Point of View. Magic is a Way of Life. Scarves are always trendy 1 Ealdor's got talent 1 Destiny of a Great Kingdom Rests on his Shoulders 3 Brighter Side of the Coin4 Servant till the day he dies.


    Right my choices are now added! I'll probably change the name later in the week giving anyone else a chance to choose a title they like


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    boom-moo

    [6]Jul 26, 2010
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    Fixed the format of the list

    Merlin thread title suggestions wrote:
    Getting the Credit for Once 3
    I Didn't Do It!
    Yes, I did it! So what?!
    The Magical Me.
    The Magical Merlin.
    Magic Is not a Point of View.
    Magic is a Way of Life.
    Scarves are always trendy 1
    Ealdor's got talent 1
    Destiny of a Great Kingdom Rests on his Shoulders 3
    Brighter Side of the Coin 4
    Servant till the day he dies.


    So Sarah, should I open the thread at the Secrets&Magic forum?
    Edited on 07/26/2010 10:54am
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    illegalferret

    [7]Jul 27, 2010
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    Yeah that would be good, was i meant to do that?

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    boom-moo

    [8]Jul 27, 2010
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    illegalferret wrote:

    Yeah that would be good, was i meant to do that?

    Only if you want to. Don't worry, I'll do it in the afternoon
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    illegalferret

    [9]Jul 27, 2010
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    Thanks Esther!


    Back to our hero! I think he's a fasinating character nearly prefect but like any normal human beinghe has flaws, he gets carried away sometimes with his magic and is almost to trusting of certain people and not trusting enough of others. But above all he is brilliantly played by Colin Morgan

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    boom-moo

    [10]Jul 27, 2010
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    illegalferret wrote:
    But above all he is brilliantly played by Colin Morgan
    Absolutely, he is a tremendous actor, gives me the chills all the time. His facial expressions are awesome!
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    pcdsa

    [11]Jul 30, 2010
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    Agree Colin is perfect at Merlin!

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    boom-moo

    [12]Jul 30, 2010
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    He is. Trekkie fans seem to claim him too though

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    I don't know who made the manip so I can't give proper credit. Sorry about that.
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    illegalferret

    [13]Aug 1, 2010
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    that is very funny!

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    boom-moo

    [14]Aug 1, 2010
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    I have another but again I can't give proper credit. Here:

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    If only I could use Photoshop to save my life...
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    dpebbleson

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    boom-moo

    [16]Aug 1, 2010
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    Lol, I take it you don't fancy the lady Danko

    Ok, I'll behave. Yummy Colin!

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    dpebbleson

    [17]Aug 1, 2010
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    Heh, not particularly, to say the least

    But it is funny.
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    boom-moo

    [18]Sep 10, 2010
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    How super cute of Colin is this?
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    pcdsa

    [19]Sep 11, 2010
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    The link is not working for me?

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    boom-moo

    [20]Sep 11, 2010
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    How about now?

    Just in case it doesn't, from Jason Manford's twitter: "The cutest young boy was there talking to Colin "Merlin,why did you break the chain & let the Dragon go?" Bless Colin answering in character."
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