Nov. 13th, 2011

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Wait... was that just the most perfect episode of Merlin ever? Because I think it was.

Spoilers! )Actually I think this season so far has had one of the best runs of good episodes I can remember for the whole series. I just keep thinking, "Wow, that was unexpectedly awesome!" over and over again. I think it helps that Merlin's goofiness is a lot less embarrassing now that Arthur's insults sound genuinely affectionate, and they're letting Merlin be a lot more assertive these days. He used to be the guy who just spoke out of turn, and even when he was right it was cringeworthy, but he's much better now about speaking up like a man, and finding more appropriate moments for it, when Arthur will actually listen.

I guess what I mean is that Merlin and Arthur finally seem to be getting some character growth, and it's a pleasure to see.

On a completely separate topic, I found this vid yesterday, and I can't believe how much I needed that in my life. I have a very solid list of comfort media. But while my comfort books are awesome YA fiction, my comfort movies are mostly ridiculous. The list is something like: Princess Bride, The Fast and the Furious, Muppet Christmas Carol, and Dirty Dancing. I watched Dirty Dancing when I was in middle school, probably, and thought it was fun, with great music. I rewatched it in college and realized huge chunks of it are practically soft core porn. But it's also the perfect popcorn romance. Baby's romance is exactly the romance story I fall for every single time. And REM's "You Are the Everything" is also literally on my playlist titled "Comfort."

All you hear is time, stand still and travel
Feel such peace and absolute stillness, still
That doesn't end but slowly drifts into sleep.
The stars are the greatest thing you've ever seen
And they're there for you.
For you alone, you are the everything...

Voices calling somewhere in the house
Late spring, and you're drifting off to sleep
With your teeth in your mouth.
You are here with me.
You are here with me.
You have been here and you are everything.

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