Yes. I am this shallow.
Commie, Homo-Loving Son of a Gun
Dear Julian Murphy,
So you have just given an interview looking back on Season 3 of Merlin, and in it, you are a giant flaming bag of douche. You’ve actually made me angry. Are you aware of how hard it is to make really and truly angry? Like, not just kind of irritated? Because when you say that “character growth” for female characters only happens if they get a romantic interest or turn evil, and that despite the actress’ repeated pleas to play stronger roles, you have ignored them, congrats! You’ve done it. You are officially a jackass.
And don’t even get me started on your dismissal of Merlin/Arthur fans. You do realize that they make up a giant portion of your fanbase, and are a disproportionately large percentage the ones that make you money by buying your merchandise and going to your events? But apparently, you think it’s a good idea to do just that. In an interview where you also compare the Merlin/Arthur relationship to both Butch/Sundance and Lois/Clark. Because there’s nothing romantic about those relationships! And you’re right, it’s okay to have a prominent plot point in your “family show” be genocide in which you explicitly discuss the drowning of children, but making the main characters gay would be taking it a step too far and furthermore, it would be just so upsetting! Thank you for mansplaining it to me! I guess my tiny lady brain was all confused since I’m not in a relationship or plotting evil.
If you were some sort of transcendent visionary, maybe you could get off on belittling your fans for ~not understanding you creative vision~. But you know what? You’re not. You’re not even good. If you think the fans watch for the “quality writing” on Merlin, you are insanely deluded. We watch, for the most part, because it’s pretty, and because the cast is really, really, really good. Like, way too good for you. Honestly, if you hadn’t cast the people you cast, your show would have gone up like the Hindenberg. For fuck’s sake, I can write better than you.
So, I guess the upshot of this little note is this; fuck you. Hard. Wait, let me make this clearer.
No. Just… no.
Me, potentially co-signed by 90% of Merlin fandom
blameitonmerlin @ LJ discovered this gem on Wiki and I agree with other commenters that it needs to be posted everywhere.
...I'll never leave you
Even youtube ships it.
That stare and those hands.
This? This right here is one of those STARE!BOOM!NAKED! stares.Fly High and Sky High
Looks like a BAMF commercial/advert for something.
I’d buy whatever they were selling.