Sunday, April 21, 2013

TWO IN ONE

I have every intention of doing a book review for Martin the Warrior, but at the moment I am reading The Thief, and have little time for anything else. So for right now I'm going to do one more tag, just so I don't forget to blog, and then I'm going to curl up with said book and goggle over Gen, who is, as Amy says AWESOME.

This tag is from John. I think it is a Liebster Tag, but oh well. I was also tagged by Dare so I'm going to do two tags in one. Half Dare's questions and half Johns questions. Sound good? Good.

First, John's tag

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site. (Thank you John and thank you Dare)
2. Post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer 11 questions from the person who tagged you.
4. Ask the people you tag 11 questions.
5. Nominate 11 other blogs.

I'm not tagging anyone this time, just so you know.

I love Hawekeye
I still read Winnie the Pooh
I like having pillow fights
I don't like Hunger Games
The Les Miserables movie left me feeling depressed
I don't like The Newsies on Broadway
I love The Secret Garden: the Musical
Gen. Is. FREAKIN AWESOME.
I like going out and meeting people
One of my favorite authors is Diana Wynn Jones
I didn't read Narnia properly until age 13. I like them :)

Questions

What Cartoons do you like?

the old Disney cartoons that can be watched by the dozen :D
 
2 Do you like cats?

I don't dislike cats.

3. do you read lots of books at once or just one?

Lots! I've read up to ten books at a time (once)
 
4 Do you watch the Merlin show?
 
YES! I think that show is freakin epic and I still love it, even though I know how it ends. (Arthur..... Merlin! :'( )
5. The Doctor Who show?
 
DoooWEEEooooooooooooooooWEEEEEEEoooooWHOOOOOOOOO!!!! DododoDOdoDOOOOOODadaDadaDadaDahDAAAHH!!!! DoooWEEEoooooooooooooo!

6. Sherlock show?

Of course :) BELIEVE IN SHERLOCK!
 
(From Dare)

If you could marry a Disney prince/character who would it be and why?
I would marry Flynn Rider. He is funny and heroic, he is kind and compassionate with a slightly annoying side and he would make me laugh.

If you were given a boat, what would you name it? Why?

I would name it..... TARDIS :)  because I'm a nerd.

What is the weirdest food you've eaten?

Bagna cauda :)

Is the glass half empty, or half full? What's in the glass?

1/2 full. It's hot chocolate. with marshmallows.

2%, 1%, skim, or (gag!) whole milk?

WHOLE!

Thank you both so much for doing this for me. Since I'm not tagging anyone I wont be asking any questions :) You all enjoy your evening. Now I'm going out to spend time with my family, watch Moon Spinners an generally be normal. If that is even possible.

Remember what happens next.

God Bless!
Bella

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

So it has come to this.........

Okay, I was going to do a review on "The Bells of Saint John" but then I was tagged so I skipped the review. Reviews are hard.
I'm not sure what kind of tag this is

RULES!
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their sight (THANK YOU JACK)
Post 11 random facts about yourself
answer 11 questions from the blogger who tagged you
Nominate 11 other bloggers  (haha)

11 facts about me

I hate apple pie
I think the color blue is way over rated
I play clarinet
I don't like wearing black
I love Arthur Pendragon
I love Iron Man
I think Monk is brilliant
I hate books about Vampires
I've never been to Boston in the Fall
I'd take the lake over a pool
I really don't like posting facts about myself

Jack's questions

1) The Doctor shows up and asks you to be his companion at the same time Sherlock asks you to be his blogger. Who'd you pick?

The Doctor. Sherlock isn't very nice to his bloggers. Besides, he has John.

 2. In the great Clara debate, who do YOU think she is. (And if you don't know who Clara is...I've two words for you. No, three. Watch Doctor Who.)

(SPOILERS!) I think Clara is an ice person. Oswin was a genius. Her mind, her soul escaped the Dalek and was caught up in the snows of Victorian London. Without her body, Clara could only mirror. What is the first thing she mirrors? The memory of herself. Left in the snow are traces of her mind, or "The Great Intelligence." The real Clara is an ice person who has become human. And she's learned not to melt aka die, So she keeps reappearing in different times throughout history. The Great Intelligence is a memory left in the snow of Clara's mind. Far fetched idea, yes. But you never know. I bet Moffat is going to kill this companion too. He likes doing that.

 3. You're falling off a building, which Avenger do you want to save you?

Iron man!!!

 4. Would you go for a ride in a cold, hot air balloon?

Yes.

5. Does your wardrobe lead to Narnia?

No. I am very distressed about this, believe me.

 6. You meet an Alien who is about to kill you. Do you offer him a Jelly Baby or run?

I'll let the Doctor do the talking. He's probably told me to get out of there anyway.

 7. If your best friend faked his death to save your life, then popped up a year later to inform you he was still alive, would you faint or punch him?

PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE. HARD!

 8. Buttered popcorn or plain?

Buttered please

9. Have you ever had a flip phone in your possession and wished to yell, "Beam me up, Scotty!" into it?

Oh yes, quite a couple times.

10. What is your favouritest book?


I have way too many 'favorite' books. But "The Last Crescendo" By Owen Francis Dudley, is brilliant. I love love love that book.

11. It is raining, do you go for a walk in it or sit by the fire with hot chocolate and a good book?

I would go out and stamp about in the cold and then come in, get a good book and sit down by the fire.

11 Questions for those I tag

1. Phantom of the Opera or Les Miserables?

2. Have you ever climbed trees in a skirt?

3. Did you ever own play handcuffs - and put them to good use?

4. When was the last time you went swimming in the snow?

5. Did you ever make your own bows and arrows?

6. Were the witches in your childhood games ever good witches?

7. Did you ever create a fantasy world into which you could escape?

8. Do you dream in color or black and white?

9. Cake or pie?

10. Are you a) 'early to bed early to rise' b) 'late to bed, late to rise' c) Late to bed early to rise.

11. When you hear the word "magnificent" what's the first thing you think?

There is no way I'm going to be able to tag 11 bloggers, but I'll do a few

Ivy
Natasha
Alexandra
Nessima
Rose

Before I go, I have another video I made :)
Its also on Youtube if you want better quality :)
Have fun y'all

God Bless!
~Bella

Friday, April 12, 2013

I never know Why. I only know Who.

I must apologize. My computer is having serious problems loading Google Chrome I haven't been able to even open Chrome for Days. At first it was just hiccups, it would freeze up and stuff, but now it won't even stay open, every time I open a new tab a little alert pops up "Google Chrome has stopped working" I'm a bit worried about this so I've been running scans. Because of this, I've resorted to using Internet Explorer which is a bit rusty :-/ At least it gets the work done, right? Explorer is my friend!

SPOILERS! f you haven't seen The Snowmen, tread carefully! (I will do a post on "the Bells of Saint John" tomorrow or the next day)
The Snowmen
Just so you know, I'm still a struggling with Pond Depression. This Clara and Doctor thing is going to take lot of getting used to.

Okay, so Clara Oswald is not a Pond. I'm sorry she just isn't. she is cute, she's clever, she's good. But she isn't a Pond. She's just not.
*Frowns*

THAT ASIDE! Clara is pretty cool. Yes, I used the word cool. No need to make that much fuss about it. I'm not saying she's replacing Amy, No One could do that, but I surprised myself by really liking her. Victorian Clara is a bit weird though. I liked modern Clara better. I'm not sure what is was about her that annoyed me. She wasn't a Pond? She was a waitress pretending to be a governess? She was a bit obnoxious? She kissed the Doctor? I dunno. She was just weird. I'll give you a rough outline of the plot

It's Christmas. With the snow comes a sinister villain called "the Intelligence." Which is creating psychic link on earth, enabling it to mimic and whatever you are thinking. It has linked itself into almost every single human around the planet. But where is the Doctor in all this? He has locked himself away from the world, refusing to interfere with the affairs of earth or any other planet. Instead, he lives a life a solitude. 
Clara happens upon the Doctor one night after witnessing the mysterious appearance of a snowman in front of her eyes. Intrigued by his mystery she follows him. But can the Doctor be persuaded to help Earth once again?

 Okay, so I was really emotional when I watched this and it didn't help that the Doctor was acting all closed off and lonely, up in his cloud with no wish to help anyone. It was like Ten on a bad day.

 

 Poor Doctor :'( The thing that really struck me is that he now wears Amy's glasses whenever he is reading. It makes me feel really sad inside.

When the episode opens, you learn Clara is a governess of two children. After meeting the Doctor, she return home where one of the children tells her about 'nightmares.'

Its our old governess. The one that froze in the pond. She's coming out to get us, because she's cross. She breaking the ice and coming out.
 
 After discovering that the pond really is thawing,  Clara tries to find the Doctor' again. Vashta (lizard women) sees Clara searching and takes Clara aside for a little chat.
 
Why do you think he'd help you?
Kindness
The Doctor is not kind. The Doctor does not help people.
Not anyone, not ever. He stands above this world and does not interfere with the affairs of its inhabitants. He is not your salvation, nor your protector.
 
He was different once, a long time ago. Kind, yes. a Hero even. A savior of worlds. But he suffered losses which hurt him, and now he prefers isolation to the possibility of pains return. 
 
Vashta then gives Clara a test. She tell Clara to explain to the Doctor about danger and why he must help them; but to do it in one word. One, simple word. Guess which word she uses?
Pond
After he hears this word the Doctor really has no choice and starts investigating and trying to save the world. Clara helps him and together they find out what is really going on; The intelligence is creating a new people from the DNA of the frozen governess and want to change all the snowmen into this 'new people.' The frozen governess is becoming human through the psychic link with the snow.
Doctor and Clara are being chased by the governess and rush up to the cloud where Clara finds herself running into the TARDIS. When she steps inside she has to be different and instead of saying "its bigger on the inside!" which is cool, she says;
 
 
 Ooooh Clever, clever Clara, you are just soooo special. *Coughs in annoyance* Actually it was pretty clever to make her different in that respect. But I didn't think of it like that when she said it. That's when the Doctor invites her to travel with him and gives her the TARDIS key.








 
 
This is me. Giving in.
This is where I started crying. Just as the Doctor was beginning to hope again,the frozen governess finds his hiding place and his newest friend was literally pulled away from him and then fell off a cloud in a very Pond-like Fashion. (that is the frozen governess there. She was the one who pulled Clara off)

Then the Doctor shouts her name, just like he shouted Amy's name and that was really upsetting. I mean, AGAIN?! Geesh! Moffat is just evil. Its really sweet though, because as she's 'dying' Clara talks to the Doctor. He promises to save the world, for her, if she promises to come away with him. She, of course, agrees.
 
After that there is the whole long convoluted ending and Clara ends up defeating the Intelligence and the snow by crying. Because of the psychic link between the human minds and the snow, her tears create rain and are able to destroy the snow and its master. When he tastes salt in the rain, The Doctor rushes back just in time to see Clara before she dies.
 
We saved the world, Clara.We really, really did.
are you going back.... to your cloud?
No. No more cloud. Not now.
Why not?
It rained.


 Clara looks at the Doctor and smiles a little. And then she says,
Run.
What?
Run, you clever boy. And remember.
 
By repeating the last words of Oswin, Clara again awakes the Doctor's suspicion that she and Oswin (Assylum of the Daleks) are the same girl. Later, when The Doctor visits her grave and it has the name CLARA OSWIN OSWALD on it, he realizes with a jolt that she really and truly is the one and the same Oswin!
 
It was her. It was souffle girl... it was souffle girl again! The same women, twice! and she died both times!......Something impossible is happening, something completely impossible.......
Doctor, what is it? Where are you going?
 I'm going to find her! I'm going to find Oswin!
As the TARDIS spins off we get a flash-forward into modern day history where two dark haired girls are walking through a grave yard. One of the girls says, "Lets get out. Doesn't it scare you?" at which point the other girl turns around and says;
 
No. I don't believe in ghosts.

 
 

All in all, I was quite pleased with this Christmas Special. It was really sweet and good and after watching "the Bells of Saint John" I like Clara a lot more than I thought I would. Modern Clara is really sweet. She'll never be Amy and Rory but I like her and I'm looking forward to more episodes of the New Season.

Right then, Clara Oswald. Time to find out who you are.
 
Before I go, I'm going to share some truly exciting news for all you Whovians out there. BBC has confirmed that Billie Piper and David Tennant WILL BE RETURNING for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, as Rose Tyler and The Doctor. They will be starring alongside Jenna Coleman and Matt Smith.
So everyone knows that Rose is my special companion, (She is tied for favorite with the Ponds) so when I heard this, I totally freaked out and started running about the house getting all fangirly. The fact that Ten is also returning is exciting too! He was a good Doctor, even if he isn't my favorite. You've gotta love him. And maybe this means we'll be able to see how Rose/HumanDoctor are doing in their parallel world. Do they have a family? Do they still travel?On that note, do any of you have theories on how they could come back? Maybe they break through the parallel world? maybe a timey-wimey thing happens? What do you think? OH! Pete Tyler may also make an appearance, though this has not yet been confirmed, just hinted. STILL!!! *crosses fingers*
 
How many of you are looking forward to the 50th??! Raise your hand!! *RAISES BOTH OF MINE*
 
God Bless!
Bella


Monday, April 8, 2013

"I love school!.........." Said no one ever.

I absolutely despise sending in papers. It is not my joy in life. For one thing, I always forget to start correcting until week seventeen or eighteen. For another, the school we are going through, Our Lady of Victory seems to enjoy dumping as much school work as possible on your plate *evil chuckle* it is a good school - a credited and everything! - but do not get me started on their History lesson plans. 

Today you will do 20 questions with HORRIFICALLY long answers, two 200+ book reports, an essay and a chapter review on the Donner Party Tragedy. Don't forget your work sheet! 

Okay maybe not that bad. but you get what I mean. However *drum roll* I am now on
week 20 in history!!!!!! *dances* I'm on week 24 in Science which is awesome :) 

I've given up making music video's for the remainder of Lent :'( But I have a couple songs I have yet to share with you and here is one of them.

Arthur and Gwen - All I ask of you

I will save the 2nd one for later. One day I promise I will do a video that ISN'T about love. One day.

For anyone in need of a good read, here is a series of books that are completely brilliant in every way. They are the best family in the world, I swear.
.

"a summer tale of four girls, two rabbits
and one very interesting boy"


These books are about four sister living in an ordinary family with an ordinary house, and getting into ordinary mischief. They are not bad girls, quite the opposite. Trouble just seems to follow them where ever they go, whether they're on a family vacation or on their home street in Cameron, Massachusetts. I adore them. They can be read at basically any age and if you are in need of a good, solid read, I recommend The Penderwicks. You won't be disappointed. 

I listened to Newsies yesterday. There is something special about a bunch of News boys standing up and going on strike. They are soooo awesome. I get a rush every single time I listen to them. 
This scene takes place right after Jack Kellie, the leader of the Newsies, decides to go on strike. One of my favorite scenes - "AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW!" *Eep* 


I've began Level 2 of the thirty day shred. It is a bit more intense then level 1.

First I was like
I am sore...... I am very much sore... I am sore everywhere.

Then I was like - But look what I can do now! I'm strong, I'm a beast! :)
So yeah, all going well.

For some odd reason or another, I desperately want to watch Rigoletto again. It is by Feature Films for Families and it is one  of their best films in my opinion.  


Its a Beauty and the Beast story .... with music. *grin* Here is the summary -

       Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent girl who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is soon giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible. 

The summary doesn't do it justice. It is brilliant either way. A good watch :) Unfortunately there is no trailer - I did look. The only thing I found was Part 1. I don't think anyone wants to watch the beginning seven minutes of Rigoletto.  

I'll be back!............soon. But don't worry. The future is safe. Very safe. Sleep well.
~Bella 




Oi, what are you....Oh you just wan to comment? Then that's okay, please do! I love comments! but, um, I sort of stalk them.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Merlin Blog Party Day 7 - Arthur and Merlin

For all you lovelies who did the Merlin Quiz (Jack *grin*) You can see your answers Here.

I'm going to do a post on Merlin and Arthur today. For those of you participating in the blog party, for this day you can basically blog about anything you darn well want as long as its about Merlin. Tomorrow I'll post my pictures from the Challenge. I hope you like them :-) 

"You came back to look for me."
"Alright its true. I came back because you're the only friend 
I have and I couldn't bear to lose you."
Merlin and Arthur are friends basically from the moment they meet. Okay, maybe not that fast. At first they really hate each other. Merlin thinks he's an arrogant bully and a jerk. Arthur thinks Merlin is an idiot, even if he is a brave one. Neither wishes to be in the others company. But after Merlin is nominated Arthur's manservant that is kind of impossible. For the first couple episodes Merlin and Arthur are both at odds and obviously can't stand each other. But slowly they grow to like each other. Merlin realizes it is his destiny to protect Arthur and becomes staunchly loyal to the king-to-be. Arthur grows fond of Merlin and his odd quirks, though he never really shows it. And so destiny begins to draws together two unlikely friends. 

Merlin and Arthur have an odd friendship. Merlin doesn't mind letting Arthur know he cares where as Arthur has trouble letting showing his feelings. There are only a few times when Arthur opens up and says exactly what he feels. I just love their dynamic and chemistry. Merlin is always getting into trouble on Arthur's sake, from being put in the stalks to nearly losing his life on several occasions. Arthur does the same for Merlin, but not as often. To be honest, Arthur thinks of Merlin as a rather naive younger brother who can be a bit of an idiot. There are times however when Arthur praises Merlin for his bravery
I have a servant who is extremely brave. Incredibly loyal,
 to be honest and not at all cowardly.

As the seasons go on the friendship between Merlin and Arthur gets stronger and they learn to trust each other wholly and completely. Arthur even gets upset when Merlin isn't there. "Where on earth have you been?" (this is most unfair, seeing as Merlin had been on the brink of death before this scene.)

In Season 5 the bond between Merlin and Arthur was at its height. Arthur understands that something is bothering Merlin and tries to help. 
  " Its been days since I've seen you smile. What's wrong?"
"I don't have much to smile about."

That just made me remember the last time Merlin ever smiles. :'( SOB!
I think Merlin and Arthur have one of the best friendships EVER! true friendship is when you care enough about each other to sacrifice everything and anything, when you are willing to open yourself up to each other, and when you really can't bear to lose each other. I love that. They are Best Friends and that's how it should be.

SPOILERS FROM FINAL EPISODE!


The Last Merlin episode had me in tears. When Merlin is forced to leave Arthur because Morgana takes his powers from him and Arthur thinks his last friend has deserted him, though he doesn't quite believe that. And then Merlin finds Arthur on the battle field :'(




 "Where have you been?" 
When Merlin is so desperate to save Arthur that he just wont give up, even when Arthur tells him, "With all your magic Merlin, you can't save me. Just, hold me. Please." 


I want to say something I've never said before.....
You're not saying goodbye -
No. But for all you've done...for me... for Camelot.... I just want to say - Thank You.

That whole ending scene was so very very sad. I kept crying and shouting at the screen. I still blame Moffat. Moffat took the Ponds. Moffat took Sherlock. Moffat took River. Moffat had something to do with Arthur's death. ITS HIS FAULT :'( 
And now in tribute to Arthur and Merlin, a video. Please enjoy *Spoilers*

I actually made this video :)
 
For Albion!
~Bella

Friday, April 5, 2013

Merlin Blog Party Day 6 ~ Tests and Challenge!

Today we are going to do The Merlin Blog Party Challenge and A Merlin Quiz!!!!!! As always, please link back to Anna and I! Before we get started I'm going to say that Anna is doing a give-away so you'll want to check that out. it is pretty cool :-)

The Challenge!
Dress up as a BBC Merlin character. Either that, or adopt their style. You can do all sorts of things with this challenge; even make a modern twist on the costumes. See how many styles you can come up with with a single outfit! But try to keep the feel of Medieval Camelot. Go out and have a photo-shoot. Post pictures of this outfit on your blog! (no hurry, okay? You have till the 10th)

BBC Merlin Quiz  (there is also an Ultimate Merlin Test here. SO COOL! I scored 100) 

When Merlin first met Arthur, what was Arthur doing?

Merlin was dubbed Prince Arthur's manservant after he did what?

Who was the first person to call Merlin "Emerys"?

Morgause awakened the Knights of Medhir to attack Camelot. How many of these legendary knights were there?

Sir Percival was wounded with a crossbow during a quest which led to the discovery of what?

Merlin fell in love with a Druid girl who was cursed to change at midnight into what?

What was the first thing Merlin said when he reached Camelot?

Who was the first person, besides Guais, to discover Merlin had magic?

Merlin was once poisoned by a cruel enchantress. The only thing that would save him was...?

In season 3, Uther told Guais a secret about Morgana's father. What was the secret?

When did Morgana first realize she had magic?

In which episode did Arthur become a Simpleton?

Did anyone besides Arthur ever wield Excalibur?


The hapless king of Mercia was framed for whose attempted murder?

What object did Arthur have to recover from the devastated land of the Fisher King?

Who was the last person to discover Merlin had magic?

Who freed the Great Dragon from his 20-year imprisonment?

In season 2, Morgana was betrayed by which friend?

In season 4, Why was Gwen banished from Camelot?

What does the Mandrake Root do to its victims?

What was Arthur's Mother's name?

When did Morgause first appear?

In season 5, which knight died for Gwen?


That's all I can think of right now :-) I'm going to try and do a give-away also!!! And don't forget about the Merlin Bulletin Board which will be posted on the 10th! (The eighth is the official end of the Blog Party *sniffle*) See you all tomorrow :D


Arthur "Describe 'dollop. Head.'"
Merlin "In two words?
"Yeah."
"Prince Arthur." 




~Bella

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Merlin Blog Party Day 5 ~ Tag

Anna is doing a tag! YAY!!! It looked so fun I couldn't resist.

1) Who is your favorite Character? (can't answer with Merlin, Arthur or Gwen)

I'm going to say...... MORDRED!

2) Who is your favorite Villain/Antagonist?



CENDRED! He was (in my opinion) the best bad guy ever. He was evil but he had a queer moral center - he knew when to back off. He was the kind of man who doesn't kill needlessly. The moment I decided I liked him was when Morgause and Cendred were losing a battle and he says "I'm pulling back."
Morgause; "You disappoint me Cendred."
Cenred "Better to disappoint you then sacrifice hundreds of lives ...." He was totally cool. He had SWORDS buddy! And he was bold too. Spirited! Full of fire! I really adored this guy. But then..... well those of you who have seen "The Coming of Arthur" know what happens to Cenred. 

MORGAUSE!!!!

3) What is your favorite Arthurian Creature?

The Griffin. And then the Dragons. They're cool.

Which is your favorite Episode from each Season?

Season 1 - The Poisoned Chalice. Season 2 - The Curse of Cornelius Sigan. Season 3 The Coming of Arthur: Part 1&2. Season 4..... The Darkest Hour: Pt. 1&2 tied with The Sword in the Stone; Pt. 1&2. (A servant of Two masters was really great too, btw) Season 5 - I really loved Arthur's Bane. It was SO COOL!!!! A one-parter? Another Sorrow.

Which is your favorite Season and Why? 
I was going to say Season 4, but really it was Season 5
Yes this season was horrific and sad and really really dark and intense and Merlin had become so tired..... BUT IT WAS FREAKIN AWESOME! 
"The Prophets Speak of Arthur's Bane. You would do well to fear it. For it stalks him, like a ghost in the night." *eep*
 Also, Mordred appears in this Season, grown-up Mordred I mean. I wasn't disappointed in a single episode..... just really sad. One of the best things was that Morgana started acting like a true villain and thought up some half descent plans. She was actually creepy in this season. She is a stronger character if slightly crazy. Okay really crazy.

 Did you cheat to watch any of the seasons before they came out on USA? (I'm talkin' about Youtube, not those strange sights I'd be afraid to go to because of Viruses *grin*) 


Every season except 1 was watched from Youtube. UNASHAMED!!!!!! 

Your thoughts on Uther?
He's an idiot. He was always shouting out "SORCERY" For every little thing and he was a PLAYER!!! The more I found out about him the less I liked him. As Arthur once said, "You are nothing but a HYPOCRITE  and a LIAR!" I hated Uther for the first three season. but then Morgana betrayed him and he lost his mind and seemed so completely broken that I no longer had the heart to feel hatred toward him. SPOILER I even cried when he died...... (though this could have been because Arthur was so distraught) END SPOILER. 
In the end, Its nice when he isn't around. Arthur is a much better king.

Your favorite Knight? 

Leon or Lancelot :D My boys. My Camelot boys :'-)



Least favorite knight?

*Cringe* Sorry Elyan. Your cool but your not awesome. you have to be cooler than that.

Which Death impacted you the most?\
SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arthur's death. I know I know, LEGEND, but really, that was H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E It felt unreal. Faked. Stupid. DANG IT BBC! Just so you all know, I'm blaming Moffat. I don't care who wrote this episode, its Moffat's fault.


END SPOILER!!!!!!!!!

Describe the Diamond of the Day Part 1 and 2 in five words.

 NO!!!! Arthur! Merlin! *sob* ..... WHAT?!

When did you first discover Merlin.

My friend was watching it at his house in December of 2011. I thought, "OOooooo. Cool." Then my sister brought it over a couple weeks later and BAM I was a Merlinite. Instantly. Really. I saw Merlin's Figure and fell in love. 

If you're a big fan of Merlin what do you call yourself?

I should call myself a Merkin but that's dumb. Its a wig. No. So Merlinite works.

Your thoughts on Mordred?

Mordred is amazing. He never was even evil. At least I don't think of him as 'evil.' For 11 episodes Mordred was awesome,loyal, brave, kind, friendly and the most interesting  character in the whole world. I hated Drawings of the Dark. What was with Kara anyway??! What was her issue? She was dumb. Poor Mordred. I love him anyway. (even though he killed Arthur which made me super mad. HOW COULD HE?)
Do you like the soundtrack? If so, what's your favorite song? (if you have one)
All the music from Merlin is cool. I really like Arthur and Gwen's theme

*grin*

How did you feel when you found out Merlin was ending?
I was NOT Amused. At all. "Merlin, Where are you going? Stay!!!!"

That was sooooooo much fun, thanks for doing the TAG Anna :) Don't forget about the Merlin Bulletin Board! :D





For the Love of Camelot!
~Bella
I'm a sorcerer. I have magic.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Merlin Blog Party Day 3 ~ the Knights


 The Knights 


The Knights of Camelot are one of the many reasons I watch Merlin. They are all so brilliant! Each one has his own special side, each one has his own place. 

Leon - The Immortal Knight

Leon started out as a small, one line character with no name or value. But I still remember thinking he was the only knight worth mentioning. He was always there at Arthur's side long before any of the others came to Camelot. When there was a battle he fought until he could no longer lift his sword. He was my knight for a very long time. I wanted more of him. Which is why it was exciting when Leon started getting more lines and, finally, a name. He went from being a nobody to being Sir Leon! The 'Immortal Knight'. Honor itself :) My first knight! Of All the knights I'd want to meet him the most.

Lancelot - The Bravest of all Arthur's knights
We first meet Lancelot in Season 1. He saved Merlin's life and from that point on Sir Lancelot was flawless. at the end of the episode Lancelot discovers that Merlin has magic, becoming the only friend (besides Guais) Who knows Merlin for who he really is. Lancelot always treats Merlin with kindness and respect, even before he knows the truth. He is one of the very few people who is always nice to Merlin. I really liked that about him. 
Lancelot does fall in love with Gwen but when he realizes she and Arthur are in love he quietly leaves Camelot. He has no wish to come between them and believes that if they are happy that is all that matters. *tears* Lancelot returns a few more times and is finally knighted by Arthur. When a deadly enemy attacks Camelot Lanelot valiantly sacrifices his life to save the people of Camelot. Whatever happens after that meant nothing. I adore Sir Lancelot.

If BBC had left his story at that, all would have been well. But No, Lancelot had to live up to Legend. So Morgana brings his body back from the dead and pours herself into it, sending the 'clone' Lancelot into Camelot to bring down Arthur and Gwen. Gwen becomes enchanted and well.... lets just say I was not pleased. Legend is stupid. And Lancelot was NOT like that.

Gwaine - The Green Knight

If you've read Legend you may not like Gwaine. I know he was the best knight, at least according to my sisters, but Gwaine wasn't like that in the show. He reminds me shockingly of this guy

Yes, the hair and everything. Gwaine can be very brave but the more I find out about his character in Legend the more upset I am with what they did to him. Especially in the last episode.
SPOILER!!!!
I mean "I failed??? WHAT???!!!
*END SPOILER
He is amazing and I really like him, but he isn't really GWAINE. I think they should have given him some higher standards. That being said, He is good and I would call him a hero.

Percival


This knight is so Dang COOL!!!!!!!!! He is basically everything you need to say "Amazing" He does things like pick up FOUR CHILDREN during a BATTLE and take them to safety. THAT IS SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!



















How can you Not love this???

He is willing to lay down his life for his friends, he is brave and self-sacrificing, he cares about the values of the kingdom, he knows where his loyalty lies. Also, his friendship with Gwaine is really cool. Its subtle but its there. I like friendship stories :-D And, like all tough guys, Percival has this soft side that is brilliant. I could rave about this amazing man ALL NIGHT, but instead I'll put everything I wish to say about him into one word; EPICNESS!!!!!

"We share a bond. It's greater than friendship....
I can't explain it...." - Arthur
I really love the camaraderie, between these men. They share a bond that is deeper than brotherhood, deeper than just 'friends' they truly do care about each other and love each other as only best friends can. So many people think 'love' means romance. But you can love someone and not be in love. At All. And the bond that the knights have between each other is amazing and certainly very strong. I adore them.

Who are your favorite Knights? Which knight would you like to meet? Put your answers on your blog then link them back to me :-) (Apologies for the late night posts. SCHOOL.)




LONG LIVE THE KING
Bella

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Merlin Blog Party Day 2~ Never Mentioned Characters

For this day, pick an under-appreciated character(s) from Merlin. Post your answers on your blog and link back to me!

 One Under Appreciated Character
Will


Will is one of those people who is never mentioned as the series goes on. He appears in Season 1 Episode 10, The Moment of Truth. He and Merlin were best friends before Merlin left for Camelot. Will even knows Merlin's greatest secret- that he has magic. In this episode Merlin and Will fight side by side, under the leadership of Arthur, to save their home town from bandits.
Will doesn't like or trust Arthur in the beginning. His father was killed by a noblemen and he's hated them ever since. But in the end Will accepts Arthur and ends up giving his life for the prince. Just as the battle is being won an arrow is aimed at Arthur's heart. Will leaps in its path and takes the shot for Arthur, with a brave "Just saved your life..... what did I do that for?"



This is the first time I ever cried in Merlin. I found it incredibly sad that Merlin had just lost his life-long friend. Also, Will does a very heroic thing there near the end. To win the battle Merlin had to use his magic. Arthur saw magic being used but Will and Merlin were standing side by side when it happened. As Will is dying he tells Arthur "It was me. I used magic, I am a sorcerer. Are you going to kill me?" To which Arthur replies, "No. Of course not." Will is left alone with Merlin, which is when he tells him to stay with Arthur, complete his destiny. "Arthur is a good man. I was wrong." That whole scene was sooooo sad :'( So I believe Will deserves more credit than he gets. He was a very good character and I really like him.


Before I go, I want to announce the Merlin Bulletin Board!



throughout the week, post your favorite pictures, scenes and quotes from Merlin on your blog. Post your favorite costumes and characters. Link them to my blog and tell me you've created a picture. (Comment or Email. Bellawriter98@gmail.com) Please specify which pictures are for the Bulletin; Example -
For The Bulletin Board (link back to me) 

At the end of the week I will collect your pictures and put as many as possible on the Merlin Bulletin Board :-D Have fun with this, okay? You can design and personalize your pictures. I enjoy using Picmonkey, it has a lot of fun effects you can use. I can't wait to see what you come up with :-)




For the Love of Camelot!~
Bella 

Pile of good things

Pile of good things