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Merlin came to Camelot, met Arthur, and despised him. Merlin met the Great Dragon and thought, damn, I have to protect the idiot who hates me. And Merlin came to slowly realise that Arthur not only didn’t hate him, but needed him in his life. He needed his magic, yes, but Arthur never knew about that. From Arthur’s point of view, he just needed Merlin. Their destiny may have been written in stone, but their tentative friendship and grudging affection for each other had to come from themselves – and we watched them build that up for five frustrating seasons.

Alexander Vlahos described the finale as a “platonic love story” between Merlin and Arthur. And that is exactly what it was. The entire show was like a classic “will-they-won’t-they,” except rather than building towards some predictable final scene with loud, swelling music and a formulaic kiss in the rain, Merlin was building towards a far more complex conclusion; one which involved both men accepting the other for nothing less or more than what they were, and acknowledging that there was no one they would rather be with, at the end of all things.

When all else had been stripped away, we were left with Merlin and Arthur. With Arthur dying in Merlin’s arms, looking into Merlin’s eyes, telling him to, “Just hold me.” And instead of goodbye, it was “thank you.” While there was a lot left unsaid between them, and a lot of things Arthur never got to do, he died peacefully in the arms of someone who loved him.

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- Selina Wilken, Hypable.com

"…both men accepting the other for nothing less or more than what they were, and acknowledging that there was no one they would rather be with, at the end of all things."

I couldn’t have put it better. However you view the Merlin/Arthur dynamic, at its heart are two people that, against all obstacles of class and conflict and their own flaws, slowly struggle to trust each other and develop a poignant friendship that changes them both. Merlin finds a purpose for his abilities and a teachable, loyal comrade worth following and protecting in Arthur. Arthur finds a counselor and emotional anchor in Merlin, someone who will both call him out when he’s wrong so he can be better and encourage him when his crippling insecurity issues overwhelm him. They have their falling outs and can be unfair and hurtful to each other, but it is never questioned that they would do anything for the other and that they cannot imagine their life without the other by their side.

This is why the finale is so heartbreaking and I appreciated it as a showcase of Bradley and Colin’s intimate understanding of their characters’ connection and a heartfelt tribute to how far Arthur and Merlin have come in their journey together.

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Quit smiling, you’re supposed to be a professional.

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And then I grew up. 

- Oh you never wanna do that 

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sundaegrrl:

this is probably the most accurate descriptor of me in my wardrobe 

sundaegrrl:

this is probably the most accurate descriptor of me in my wardrobe 

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companions in red

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1. If he doesn’t answer, don’t keep sending texts. If he wanted to talk to you, he would’ve responded.

2. People will make time for you when they care about you. If he says he’s too busy or constantly cancels his plans, he doesn’t care. People fight for you when they care.

3. Don’t let him touch you on the first date. If he tries, he’s not there for the same reasons you are.

4. You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite book.

5. If he can stomach more than ten straight shots without feeling a thing, he drinks too much.

6. Ask the uncomfortable things. When was the last time he was so high he couldn’t speak? What does he regret the most? Does he drink to remember or to forget?

7. Don’t send pictures unless you want to. If he has to talk you into it, don’t do it. If you hesitate, don’t do it. If you do take a picture, don’t include your face. Keep yourself safe.

8. If you can’t laugh when you’re having sex with him, maybe you aren’t sleeping with the right person. Sex isn’t about tricks and tips and routines.

9. If he hurts you, cut him out. He’s gone, he isn’t coming back, and you don’t need to prolong the pain.

10. Don’t be afraid to open up again. I promise not everyone will love you with a knife behind their back.

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— Boy advice from someone who made the same mistakes too often (via guiseofgentlewords)

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funwrecker:

galaxyspeaking:

Petra Pan, the Girl who wouldn’t grow up : a masterpost

Hi guys ! I know an old Petra Pan masterpost exists somewhere, but it’s actually not mine, it’s reposted, so if you could just… not reblog it and maybe reblog / like this one instead, it would be super nice and super cool of you :3 ! The other one has like…. 87k of notes so it’s really cool to know that so many of you liked my art, but it’s not even credited so I didn’t know it was so popular before a friend of mine showed it to me ?

Besides, this one really has the full series -with Ms. Flee and the lost girls included- and I would be really happy if they could get the love they deserve !

I love this but am sad that sprite is not called TinkerBILL

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whorishgreen:

I’ve never been more emotional about any social media post in my entire life

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slutkin:

imagine a man reading this online and then chuckling and then saying uner his breath “hehe maybe those gays aren’t so bad after all”

slutkin:

imagine a man reading this online and then chuckling and then saying uner his breath “hehe maybe those gays aren’t so bad after all”

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brynja-storm:

professorfangirl:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek, Wil Wheaton, calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

Wil Wheaton, mensch.

I fuckin’ love Wil Wheaton. This is just an added bonus.

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