mariana: (Anhora)
Ha! I have done work for my dissertation. Admittedly, at this point in time working on my dissertation means rereading fantasy series I haven're read for ages and taking notes on incidents of fire in them. Which I'm fine with.

However, I have come up with a theory/connection/thing.

Merlin has warped my world view of everything. I was rereading Tamora Pierce (magic is fire in that, and it's actually very useful, I don't care if it's not exactly literature) and the whole time through Jon and Alanna's relationship (not in bed) I was thinking of Arthur and Merlin. It was uncanny. I have long thought that the Merlin fandom feels like the Gundam Wing fandom used to, back in the beginning - with the amount of AU fanfic out there and the male-male relationships and the central 5 characters (I'm including Lancelot, so shoot me, he's central to fanon) Arthur's like Heero, Merlin's not exactly like Duo, but that's not really the point. They have a similar fanon relationship a lot of the time.

But now: Alanna is Jon's squire and therefore saddles his horse/takes care of his armour/etc and Jon is a Prince, and a noble one and sometimes a bit of a prat, but usually in protection of his friends. Magic isn't outlawed, but Alanna has a secret (she's a girl... obviously). It's all just too similar for me.

Oh, and I wrote zombie!fic. Sorry about that. In which there are chainsaws and shotguns and Merlin and Arthur are (as far as they know) the last living people on earth. And Shaun of the Dead references.

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