Meet the Characters!

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It’s not long now until DisPLACEd:Episode One (Part Two) is published on our official Wattpad page – https://www.wattpad.com/user/DisPLACEd-story, so to celebrate, we are releasing our character illustrations. Check them out through the link above, or on the official website – displacedstory.wordpress.com.

DisPLACEd: THE STORY

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Yes everyone, it’s finally that time!

With the release of the first instalment – or episode for you TV fans – of the revolutionary collaborative short story series DisPLACEd coming closer by the day, we have decided to release a teaser synopsis.

Follow the link, and let us know what you think (lol rhyming).

https://displacedstory.wordpress.com/the-story/

Sanctuary (2008-2011) Tumblr Text Posts

* Please feel free to share them, but please link back to me. *

I had a lot of fun making these Sanctuary Tumblr text posts.

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DisPLACEd, Merlin, and a wedding, OH MY!

Hey everyone!

So we’re over half-way through 2016 and I have a few updates for you.

1. DisPLACEd

Hey everyone!
We’re sure you’ve noticed it’s July and the first instalment of DisPLACEd has yet to be uploaded.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had a bit of a set back in getting you the first finished product, but have no fear, it’ll just be a short postponement.
To tide you over, we’re releasing the synopsis, writer’s bios, and MUCH MORE very soon. Enjoy!
https://displacedstory.wordpress.com.

2. Merlin

Chapter 2 of my Merlin: Aithusa episode novelisation has now been published. You can find it here – https://www.wattpad.com/story/78334108-merlin-aithusa.

3. WEDDING!

No I am not getting married (unless Colin Morgan would like to step forward and propose!). My beautiful sister is marrying her Prince Charming. For the next few weeks there may not be too many website updates.

All in all, I hope you enjoy the DisPLACEd updates and reading Merlin: Aithusa!

Merlin: Aithusa (TV Tie-In)

I love novels, and I love TV/Movie.

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No this isn’t about fan fiction, but TV Tie-Ins. In the future, I would LOVE to be paid to write original stories, and episode novelisations of TV Shows, so I thought I should put my work out there.

So check out it and let me know what you think!

https://embed.wattpad.com/story/78334108

Roswell High: The Watcher – Book Review

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I don’t remember much about the show ‘Roswell‘. My older sister watched it a lot, and I know the faces, but that’s about it.

Looking through a box for my next book to read, I found ‘Roswell High: The Watcher‘. Number four in the series, it isn’t a long book, and it contains information from previous novels – not to mention essentially ending on a ‘to be continued’.

As I said, I don’t remember much of the show, but surely it was better than this. The writing was immature, the characters acted ridiculously, and the events moved way too quickly. I know it is a book about aliens –  so how realistic could it be? – but I still expected more.

If you still want to read this book and reminisce about an old TV favourite, go ahead, and let me know what you think.

2.5 out of 5

Merlin & Morgana || Shake it out

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For those of you who don’t know, I LOVE The Adventures of Merlin (2008-2012). It’s been over for a few years now, and I still miss it. I often have to stop myself watching an episode because I know it will lead to a series-long marathon.

In order to satiate myself, I fell back on watching fan videos on youtube. Naturally I was drawn to Merlin/Morgana ones, because let’s face it, they were the perfect couple (both love-y and hate-y).

Check out this one and read my review:

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I knew there would have to be a fan video to this song for Merlin and Morgana. The story of their relationship is so heartbreaking, and yet there was nothing they could do to stop it. Everything they were going to do was already written, and they were just left to live it out.

I like that it starts with a more sorrowful Morgana. She wasn’t just an evil witch, but was essentially a victim to her powers. Merlin was too, but he had Gaius to help him.

We then see what is probably my favourite dimension to their relationship. The tension when they both know they are enemies, and yet Morgana is still on good terms with Uther and Arthur. Merlin doesn’t know if she is going to tell on him, and she doesn’t know if he is going to stop her plans. She gets back some of her original spunk (remember in the first episode when she snaps back at Uther about attending the dinner!), and she seems to be starting to give in to the darker parts of her abilities. But before we can see these images fully, we are shown the Morgana from the later seasons. Her hair is a mess, she is clothed all in dark, and she feels nothing but hatred and fear.

While being about both Merlin and Morgana, it tells the story more from Morgana’s side. We hear “all of the ghouls come out to play” and we see Merlin. In her eyes, he was the villain. He was siding with Uther (who some blamed for the death of her ‘father’), he protected Arthur (who was turning out more and more like his father and battling against magic), and he was just a pain in the butt.

Unfortunately, Morgana learned the hard way that not only are people sometimes hard to forget, but her past is going to stay with her, too. If only she had been able to deal with her issues and forget Arthur, Uther, and Merlin, she could have been safe and perhaps happy.

The interesting part about the relationship of Morgana and Merlin was that he was the personification of everything she could have been, and everything she lost. It reminds me of Harry Potter and Voldemort (yes, I said his name, get over it. lol). In any situation you can choose to either love or hate, and hatred is always going to be envious of what love can do. Not only was Morgana trying to get rid of Merlin so she could succeed in her plans, but because he was always a reminder of what she could have been. This is why, I think, she always went to great lengths to get him. We see this in the final episode where she lures him into the cave after taking his powers. Not only did she want him out of the way, but she wanted him to suffer and she wanted him to know that she was the victor.

I also like how, for Morgana, there are the words: “‘Cause I am done with my graceless heart, So tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart.” Over and over again Morgana tried to separate herself from her feelings. She tried to turn her heart black, but there was always that hint of a lost little girl inside her.

Morgana was simply caught in the middle of a battle she never asked to be apart of. Her sister was using her to gain power, Uther was lying to her, Arthur wasn’t listening to her, and so on.

“Looking for Heaven for the devil in me.” Morgana thought she was in the right. She knew she had powers that could cause immense pain, and she lost a lot of her empathy (for example shooting the townsfolk in front of Sir Leon and some knights), but she thought she was in the right. She was looking for a reward, but it only brought her to her punishment.

Overall, this fan video did a great job illustrating the interesting and complex dichotomy that was the Morgana/Merlin relationship. Both actors played their roles brilliantly, and the writers did an excellent job creating such well-rounded and arc-ing characters.

What did you think?

Do you have another Morgana/Merlin fan video that does a good job illustrating their characters? Let me know below!

ANGEL: Not Fade Away S5,E22 (spoiler)

Last chance, this DOES contain spoilers!

So it’s 2:30am and I’m tired and about to go to bed when the Whedonesque Facebook page decides to tear my heart in two.

For 11 years (I am truly gobsmacked it has been that long!) I have tried and failed to get over the character death that pained me the most:

Wesley Wyndham-Pryce in Angel.

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I was never one to cry watching movies, that was my sister, Katie. I didn’t even know how much I loved Wesley, until that knife went in. All night we had been watching Katie, waiting for her to cry over a death; and suddenly I burst into tears. Of course I love the character of Wesley and I was saying goodbye to him and a brilliant TV show, but it was also the way Alexis Denisof made you believe you were truly watching someone die. Not only that, but you couldn’t help but feel such sorrow for his character, who had always tried to do what was right, no matter how many times he was knocked down.

Even now, watching fan videos of the event makes me teary. So obviously seeing this come up on my Facebook feed evoked a strong reaction.

Thankfully, Alexis has continued to bring other characters to life, playing Benedick in Joss Whedon‘s 2012 modernisation of Much Ado About Nothing, and currently starring in Finding Carter.

What character death has affected you the most?

Once More, With Feeling!

So it’s been brought to my attention that Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling episode is now 14 years old!! I thought I would do a quick little blog post about it, because it truly is amazing television. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

For those of you that don’t know, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) is a show about a girl who has special abilities and fights vampires, demons, and all other monsters. In this particular episode, we are treated to a singing and dancing cast. With a dancing demon (“no, something isn’t right there”) bringing out all their unsaid words, the harmless spectacle turns deadly, as the power and emotion is too much to handle.

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It was through a Facebook post by Whedonesque that alerted me to the milestone. I can’t believe it has really been that long. I remember like it was only yesterday. Being in Australia, we probably got it a year after America, but we had avoided spoilers (not really much internet then), and all sat up late to watch it.

I remember by mum warning us beforehand not to sing along, to which we aptly replied that they were original songs and we would have no idea what the lyrics were.

The episode was everything that it was hyped to be, and we even got to see a Buffy/Spike kiss. The singing was as-expected, with many of the cast already professional singers, and no one let the rest down. The songs, however, have definitely stood the test of time. Even now, whenever I feel inclined to sing (usually in the shower), Once More, With Feeling songs are always the first I think of.

If you haven’t seen it before, I highly recommend it. Oh, and while I’m at it, there is also a musical episode of Sanctuary (2008-2011) that does it in a very different, but still very cool way.