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Merlin

I've been having an old reaction to Merlin fanfiction and, to a lesser extent, the series.

It's the name "Merlin." Because it's not a name to me right now. Either it's a title (as in The Mists of Avalon or the Elizabeth Bear series I'm reading) or it's an expletive (which is how it's used in Harry Potter, both the books and the fanfiction.) So, in either case, I'm having a hard time applying it to the latest beautiful dark-haired boy with powers.

Fandom does love the beautiful dark-haired boys with powers.

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"Fandom does love the beautiful dark-haired boys with powers."

heh. It should have loved Cherryh's Tristen, from the Fortress series. I never saw a lot of discussion about it, but probably didn't go to the right places. It was a very Arthurian story, but different. I liked it and am currently re-reading it. Dark-haired boy with powers, less than a year old!

Ah, but you can't *see* the pretty boy. Note that these are all on screen.

(And admission time - I have a hard time reading Cherryh. There's something about her prose...)

You could always think of him as a bird. That might help.

Fandom does love the beautiful dark-haired boys with powers.

Hee! Yes. Yes, we do.

:-D