just a couple of hipsters
It is Thursday, March 6th, and it is time for If We Shadows to go out into the wide world, into the hands of strangers, and be read.
I’m nervous. :) Just a bit!
BUT! I am also dancing around the house, celebrating and excited to share with you! I’ll be taking a small blog tour, and I’ll get that schedule posted shortly, but before I head on out for that, I wanted to get the party…
I heard you. I saw you. Don’t worry. Your secret’s safe with me.
#i reblogged this like yesterday but fuck it all #lancelot #/lancelot/ you guys #i mean it always pains me that merlin never told gwaine about his magic #but at least AT LEAST he had lancelot #ONE person to truly know who he is and appreciate and love merlin for /every single part/ of him #and merlin needed someone to do that #to know it all #and still STILL love the absolute shit out of him #and yet #like everything in merlin’s life #that feeling of security was so… #so fleeting. #hold me
The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart
Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys — or as he would later be known, Merlin — leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man’s-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon, and the conception of Arthur - king once and always.
"You use even God to gain your ends. ‘It is God who tells me to do these things, it is God who exacts the price, it is God who sees that others should pay…’ For what, Merlin? Foryour ambition? For the great prophet and magician of whom men speak with bated breath and give more worship than they would a king or his high priest? And who is it pays this debt to God for carrying out your plans? Not you. The men who play your game for you, and pay the price. Ambrosius. Vortigern. Gorlois. These other men here tonight. But you pay nothing. Never you."