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19 February 2010 @ 12:32 am
picspam: top 10 merlin/arthur scenes  

for the picspam challenge at merlin_land (which everyone should join, *ahem*).

honourable mention. 2x13

arthur: i always thought that silence would be a blessing with you, but i find it just as irritating. you're a riddle, merlin.
merlin: a riddle?
arthur: yes. but i've grown to quite like you.
merlin: yeah?
arthur: now i realise you're not as big a fool as you look. (pokes merlin)
merlin: yeah, i feel the same. now that i realise you're not as arrogant as you sound.
arthur: you still think i'm arrogant.
merlin: no. more... supercilious.
arthur: that's a big word, merlin! sure you know what it means?
merlin: condescending.
arthur: very good!
merlin: patronising.
arthur: doesn't quite mean that.
merlin: no, these are other things you are.
arthur: hang on!
merlin: overbearing...
arthur: shh!
merlin: you're very overbearing!
arthur: merlin!
merlin: you wanted me to talk!

ten. 2x09

arthur: halig! what do you think you're doing?
halig: we caught the boy behaving suspiciously, sire.
arthur: merlin?
halig: he could be harbouring the girl. and he's going to tell us where.
arthur: leave him alone! merlin is my servant. he has my absolute trust. if you have a problem with him, you come to me. do you understand?
halig: sire. goodnight, merlin. don't forget your dinner. (leaves)
merlin: thank you. ah...
arthur: are those my sausages?
merlin: hmm.
arthur: you took them?
merlin: to keep you in shape!
arthur: are you saying i'm fat?
merlin: no! well, not yet.
arthur: i am not fat!
merlin: see? it's working!

nine. 2x04

arthur: we can save a day's riding if we cut through the tunnels of... andor.
merlin: oh, no. i know that face. i'm not going to like this, am i? what's in the tunnels?
arthur: they're infested with wilddeoren.
merlin: what are wilddeoren?
arthur: they're like giant... (merlin looks frightened) baby rats.
merlin: baby rats? they don't sound so bad.
arthur: they feast on human flesh.
merlin: maybe we should go over the mountains.

eight. 2x06

arthur: merlin! i want you to know that i never doubted you. all right, maybe i did, but it's your own fault. you've got a suspicious look about you. shifty. like you've got something to hide.
merlin: i'm an open book.
arthur: i don't believe that for a second. however, i do know that without your help, i'd still have a troll for a stepmother.
(both nod)
arthur: well, thanks. (merlin goes to hug arthur) whoa! what're you doing?
merlin: i thought you were going for a hug.
arthur: no!
merlin: no.

seven. 2x07

merlin: you're a liar.
uther: guards!
merlin: (arthur intervenes) you're a liar!
arthur (to guards): i'll deal with this.


(merlin tries to punch arthur)
arthur: (restrains merlin) i know you're upset, i know you're angry. it's alright, i'm not throwing you in jail.
merlin: then what are you doing?
arthur: (releases merlin) breaking the law.

six. 2x06

arthur: you need to get out of here. the king's ordered me to arrest you.
merlin: what?
arthur: catrina's accused you of taking her seal.
merlin: but i didn't.
arthur: i don't want to know and you haven't got time to explain. if you value your life, you'll leave camelot right now.
merlin: but... she is a troll! she's trying to set me up.
arthur: we've been through this.
merlin: i'm telling the truth. i saw her.
(knock at the door)
arthur: i don't care. you need to leave, merlin.
guard: (knocking at the door) sire?
arthur: go. go!

five. 2x12

merlin: how are you feeling?
arthur: not bad.
merlin: you sure?
arthur: yeah. you?
merlin: never better.
arthur: you couldn't get me a pillow, could you?
merlin: don't mess around. arthur, you... arthur? you need to stay awake (slaps arthur)
arthur: merlin!
merlin: that's better.
arthur: if you ever do that again...
merlin: well, don't fall asleep, then!


arthur: if i need a servant in the next life...
merlin: don't ask me! (laughs)

four. 2x08

merlin: what was your mother like?
arthur: i never knew her. she died before i opened my eyes.
merlin: i'm sorry.
arthur: i barely know anything about her.
merlin: can't you ask your father?
arthur: he refuses to talk of her. it must be too painful for him. sometimes it's as if she never even existed. i still have... a sense of her, almost as though she is part of me.
merlin: it's the same... with my father, i never knew him. and my mother has barely spoken of him. i've got this... vague memory. it's probably just my imagination.
arthur: i'd do anything for even the vaguest memory.
merlin: is that why you're so determined to find morgause, to see what she knows about your mother?
arthur: is that so wrong?
merlin: no.

three. 2x13

arthur: it pains me to admit it, but i do enjoy your surly retorts. in fact, it is probably your only redeemable feature.
merlin: thanks.
arthur: there are loads of servants who can serve, but so few are capable of making a complete prat of themselves. what is it?
merlin: nothing.
arthur: it's something. tell me. all right, i know i'm a prince... so we can't be friends. but if i wasn't a prince...
merlin: what?
arthur: well, then... i think we'd probably get on.
merlin: so?
arthur: so that means you can tell me.
merlin: that's true. but, you see, if you weren't a prince, i'd tell you to mind your own damn business.

two. 2x09

arthur: ah, merlin! i've been looking for you.
merlin: yeah, right, you're gonna ask me to polish your armour, to, uh, wash your clothes and clean your room.
arthur: something's been upsetting you, hasn't it?
merlin: maybe.
arthur: was it when i threw water over you?
merlin: that wasn't very nice.
arthur: it was a bit unfair. like when you called me 'fat'.
merlin: why was that unfair?
arthur: because i am not f—
(merlin smirks)
(arthur pulls him in to a noogie)
merlin: ow! owww!
arthur: still think i need to get into shape?
merlin: no!
arthur: (releases merlin) that's better.
merlin: (smiles) thanks.
arthur: you are right, though. you need to polish my armour, wash my clothes and clean my room.

one. 2x13

arthur: merlin, if i die, please...
merlin: what?
arthur: the dragonlord today. i saw you. one thing i tell all my young knights; no man is worth your tears.
merlin: yeah. you're certainly not. (walks away)
arthur: what are you doing?
merlin: i'm coming with you.
arthur: merlin, the chances are i'm going to die.
merlin: yeah, you probably would if i wasn't there.
arthur: right!
merlin: do you know how many times i had to save your royal backside?
arthur: well, at least you've got your sense of humour back.


arthur: are you really going to face this dragon with me?
merlin: i'm not going to sit here and watch! i know it's hard for you to understand how i feel, but... well, i care a hell of a lot about that armour. i'm not going to let you mess it up.

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anika: ♜ colin morgan: the mastermind.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
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anika: ♜ i cannot say that i was ready for thisyourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
I agree completely! :) I was sort of nervous about their relationship after the first few episodes, but I'm glad to see they've made their ~feelings for one another somewhat clear, in that roundabout way of theirs. ;) Arthur, especially.

And you're very welcome, bb! :D ♥!
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anika: ♜ all i know is that the end'syourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)

Thank yoooou! ♥
awakencordyawakencordy on February 18th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
this is a gorgeous picspam :X
anika: ♜ on the brink of something beautiful.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
Susannezooz on February 18th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
GOD I miss them so so much !!!! Thank you for this picspam. I'm going to pimp it on my flist :-)))
anika: ♜ take me to glasgow.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Aww, me too! D: And you're very welcome! ♥ I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
 Love takes hostages: Merlin |M&A on the floor pre hair scruffxskintandminted on February 18th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
oi! these boys! love them, love this!
anika: ♜ could you whisper in my earyourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
asifidletyou: asifidletyouasifidletyou on February 18th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
SO, SO BEAUTIFUL - the love between these boys is just THE most incredible, wonderful, heartwarming (and hot!) thing in the history of EVER *guh*

Thank you so very much for sharing!!!
anika: ♜ bit of a slow burner.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
ADJHGSDHS I AGREE COMLETELY. :') And you're very welcome! ♥
Lizzie.: Girl/Ring&Hairscreamoutloud on February 18th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
Love these boys!
anika: ♜ i cannot say that i was ready for thisyourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
Hee! They really are the loveliest. :')
Mel: Merlin - MerlinArthur (stick)accordingtomel on February 18th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)


Seriously......you picked like the BEST SCENES from the entire season!! And suddenly I feel so much better about the M/A relationship this season, because man, did we get some fantastic scenes ;D. I kept squeeing as I scrolled down going, "Yes! That scene was fantastic!! Good choice!"

I have #1 as my current desktop and I think it's seriously one of my all-time favourite scenes of theirs from both seasons. Such love ♥ *contented sigh*

FANTASTIC choices! I'm so adding this to my memories :D
anika: ♜ pictures of you.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
AWW, THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH! I'm so glad to hear that! :D ♥

Hee, I actually didn't realise just how many fleeting looks we got, even, until I rewatched the episodes religiously to make screencaps for this picspam. WE WERE SPOILED, I THINK. ;)

And YES! THIS! I agree so much! I can't even count how many times I've watched that scene, in particular, but every time that I do, it's like I'm watching it for the first time; I'll still hold my breath as Arthur turns around and be sitting on the edge of my seat until they finish talking. :') IDEK. FAAAVOURITE! ♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you agaaaain! :D
tiinastarsystems on February 18th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
aww. this made me smile so much. ♥
anika: ♜ pour a little salt; we were neveryourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, yay! :D I'm glad! ♥
OrangeLusik: → merlin: a/m | prepareorangelusik on February 18th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)


Because this is epic. THEY ARE SO EPIC. ♥

Um. And also I watched your previos picspam about first season, and don't anyone noticed how they have changed places in this season?

first season: Merlin mostly care for Arthur.
second season: Arthur mostly care for Merlin.
anika: ♜ the only thing we share is the sameyourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH! :) I'm so happy you liked it! And JHADGSHD THEY TRULY ARE EPIC! *g* ♥

And yes! I actually noticed that (embarassingly) later! Merlin is definitely more vocal about his feelings towards Arthur in season 1 and the opposite in season 2. PERHAPS SEASON 3 WILL BE ~CONFESSION TIME~ FOR THE BOTH OF THEM! :O *fingers crossed*, haha.
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anika: ♜ but i'd stay for you.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Rossellasallyna_smile on February 18th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
awwwwww, this feel so good....*.*
anika: ♜ i look in your eyes and there i see:yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm glad you enjoyed it, bb. ;)
keleosnoonna: MERLIN || LONGING ★keleosnoonna on February 18th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
anika: ♜ what if this storm ends and leavesyourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Nisha: merlinarthur_lovetwisting_fate9 on February 18th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)

anika: ♜ you are my signal fire.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)

teacup in a storm: cb // take me to glasgowaeternitasbeach on February 18th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
merlin: i'm not going to sit here and watch! i know it's hard for you to understand how i feel, but... well, i care a hell of a lot about that armour. i'm not going to let you mess it up. definitely, definitely number 1.

also: arthur: they're like giant... (merlin looks frightened) baby rats. - I love how Arthur picks up on Merlin being frightened and makes the rats sound less scary for his sake xD

And I agree about this season. Although the first few episodes of it were kind of painful to get through, moments like these made it all worth it. Oh, boys, stay golden always! <3 & thank you for putting the time into this wonderful picspam!
anika: ♜ ninjas.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad you agree! :D And you're very, very welcome! ♥
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anika: ♜ but i can't whisper all of thisyourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)

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anika: ♜ something for the weekend.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
DO NOT DIE; WHO WILL BULLY ME?! But aw, yay! :D I'm glad you agree, lover. Gosh, I'm just going to secretly keep hoping that it all comes to a head in season three and there will be confrontations! Discussion of feelings! Hugs! Make-out sessions! SO ER, I GOT A BIT AHEAD OF MAHSELF THAR, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. And aww, I definitely approve of this progress! ♥ ♥ ♥

ROFL, OMG I DON'T WANT TO REVEAL MY SECRETS BUT I AM ACTUALLY A CHEAT. That one was my bad, because I transcribed it myself (LOLOL THOUGH IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH LACK OF SYMPATHY ON MY PART) but most of the rest I just copy + pasted from a site. :3

✰ ❝elliαniα❞ ĸatrine: merlin|let's play naughty.elliania on February 18th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
♥ love it!
anika: ♜ ghosts of a future lost.yourmanuscript on February 24th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
deputy director leslie knope: tv: merlin: arthureatingthepeach on February 18th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
this spam is amaaaaaaazing. i love m/a so much! LOVE ALL YOUR CHOICES, YOUR CAPS, COLOURING, EVERYTHING.
anikayourmanuscript on February 25th, 2010 11:01 am (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm so glad you liked this. :D
Chloë: TV: Doctor Who: D/D2hp_chloe on February 18th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Amazing picspam. *mems*
anika: ♜ bit of a slow burner.yourmanuscript on February 25th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) ♥
archaeologist_d: Merlin resistance is futilearchaeologist_d on February 18th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Great picspam. Love all those scenes. So wonderful.
anika: ♜ just a puppet on a lonely stringyourmanuscript on February 25th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) I'm so happy you liked this. ♥
helva2260: exasperatedhelva2260 on February 18th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
I love that moment in The Witchfinder, when Arthur barrels into Merlin and just keeps moving so as to get him out of the room and out of earshot before he can say something that'll get him punished.

And, oh! That moment at the end of the season when Merlin says "I care a hell of a lot about your armour". Even with my slash goggles off, there's no mistaking the awareness between both of them that it's Arthur that he can't risk going into battle without him. And that Arthur feels similarly, if the way he relaxes minutely is any indication. That moment is just perfect. Lots of deeply-felt sentiment, but no sentimentality.

I think that's the key thing about all the really good moments in Merlin - and especially between Merlin and Arthur - the way that what they say contrasts or complements how they say it and what they do with it. It's that second layer of meaning in the unspoken glances and general body language that makes me such a fan of the show (and the actors).
anika: ♜ ninjas.yourmanuscript on February 25th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Oh, me too! And the fact that Arthur's eyes are trained on Merlin the entire time, as though he is anticipating Merlin's intervention? PERFECT! It's such a brief, passing scene, but I think it speaks a lot about these two.

And aww, I love how you've put it! That is just so perfect for these two. :')

This, exactly! I adore the little nuances in their acting which adds a whole other dimension to what is being said, verbally. I think it's just spot on as to what we know of these characters - that their feelings for one another are always there, whether they choose to acknowledge them or not. (Totally keeping my fingers crossed that they acknowledge said feelings in season 3, though. ;D)
Sugah: [tv] Merlin; Arthur will find Merlinsugah66 on February 18th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
anika: ♜ static to the sound of you and iyourmanuscript on February 25th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
thehappyplural: solemnlickingbeads on February 18th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
I don't get why people claim Arthur was a total bastard to Merlin this season, from these moments you can clearly see how far he's willing to go for Merlin. ♥
anika: ♜ but i'd stay for you.yourmanuscript on February 25th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
Aw, yes. Granted I do understand where some of that came from, I guess, I think all these other moments counter that to a great deal? IDK, I love them so hard, all the time. I'm insanely biased. ;D ♥