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Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] kitty_poker1, [livejournal.com profile] accioscar and I went to the British Film institute to see the premiere of episode 1 season 2 of Merlin. Despite feeling like complete crap, I had a wonderful day. Kitty and I did the London Eye and Aquarium earlier on in the day and then we met Scar outside the venue for the screening.

I'm not going to give away any spoilers, but I'd just briefly like to assure everyone on my flist who loves this show, that going by this first episode and the mix trailer, season 2 is going to be every bit as good as season one. And, yes, the slashy 'subtext' is still there in all its glory, starting about three seconds into episode 1. From the cheering and clapping, we slashers were clearly a majority. A children's event, they said! Silly BFI. They'll learn.

The Q & A afterwards was a lot of fun and I wish it had been longer. Funniest moment was the person who forgot Anthony Head's name and after umming and ahhing for a while simply called him Giles. WIN!

Kitty, Scar and I were in the front row and Colin and Bradly were a mere five feet away from us. I had several long internal debates about whether I should be staring at them or not. I couldn't help myself! They are both just as gorgeous in the flesh and Colin has the cutest smile I think I've ever seen. I need to think about it, but Colin/Merlin could be my new woobie. God knows I need someone to take over from Ianto Jones.

Bradley is a very funny man. His humour is slow and dry and more than once his way with words had Anthony Head giggling. Yes, Anthony Head is a giggler. It's official.

After the Q & A, lots of us gathered outside for the chance of another glimpse of the cast and maybe autographs. We were rewarded with Anthony Head and Katy McGrath. Kitty asked Tony if he would be attending Hallowhedon, but he hadn't heard anything about it. He did say he hoped Nicholas Brendon and James Masters wold pop over to see him if they were in the country. When I got my autograph, I had to have my usual fangirl moment and I told him he was 'the best king EVA!' He pulled up and puffed out, gave me a big smile and said 'thank you very much!'. Well, it's more or less proven now; I cannot go to a fan event without making a tit out of myself. Who remembers 'thank you for being so awesome!' to Burn Gorman at the Hub?

We weren't allowed to take photos at the event, but I manged to get in a couple before we were told to stop. Feel free to take them and use them, anyone. What's mine is yours etc. Dial-up people beware.




Merlin Premiere

Bradley James Merlin Premiere

Merlin Premiere

Merlin Premiere

Merlin Premiere

Anthony Head Merlin Premiere

Anthony Head Merlin Premiere

Katy McGrath

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rane-ab.livejournal.com
Lovely pics! Thanks for sharing! :D

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:47 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thanks! You're welcome!

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] japwannabe.livejournal.com
Oh wow, Katie's hair is so long~!

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:48 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
It really is! She's beautiful in the series, but in RL she is absolutely stunning. I wish I could have got more pics of her.

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yourmanuscript.livejournal.com
Oh my God, the photos! *___* (NAMELY COLIN ADJSHJDSHF.) Yay, I'm so glad to hear that you think this is up there with season 1. :D Thank you so much for sharing!

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:50 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
You're welcome! Episode 1 was every bit as good as anything we've seen before. The humour is still there, the story was good and the trailer for the rest of the season was very exciting.

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwy.livejournal.com
Wow you have been CLOSE to them. lovely pics :D ♥ *wants to make icons*

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:52 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thank you! Feel free to use the pics for icons or anything else. You don't need to credit me :o)

They were so close I could almost have reached out and patted Colin's knee. (And it was tempting, lol!)

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vexena-sky.livejournal.com
OMG! Bradley looks so good! :P
(Sorry just had to mention this!)

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:52 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
LOL, he's so handsome. I felt myself swoon when he walked into the room.

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianasalazar.livejournal.com
Wow wonderful pics, thank you for sharing!! :D

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:53 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thank you. You're welcome! I just wish we'd been allowed to take some more.

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixacid.livejournal.com
Awww, thank you so much for sharing! I love the pictures! *molests Colin's cheekbones and Bradley's hair*

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:55 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
You're welcome! It was very tempting to molest those cheekbones and hair for real, lol!

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sallyna-smile.livejournal.com
great report *_*

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:57 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:56 pm (UTC)
ext_11631: (Merlin: (ooc) Katie M Coffee)
From: [identity profile] heather11483.livejournal.com
These photos are gorgeous! <3 Thanks for sharing.

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Date: 2009-09-07 12:58 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thank you! I just wish I could have taken more before the embargo! :oD

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Date: 2009-09-07 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piksa.livejournal.com
Lovely pics! Glad to hear that the second season seems to be a good one too. Can't wait for it to begin!

I do hope ASH comes to Hallowhedon. I would imagine it would be easy to get him since he's living in the UK. Haven't met him before.

Thanks for sharing your experiences!

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:13 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thanks, luv! I'm very excited about the new series now. It looks awesome.

It would be fabulous if he came to Hallowedon. He's such a lovely man. You know, he stayed in that doorway until he'd given autographs to everyone. Such a gentleman.

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Date: 2009-09-07 01:39 pm (UTC)
copracat: gwen from merlin (gwen)
From: [personal profile] copracat
That pic with Anthony Head's head above the crowd of kids is great.

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:13 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thank you!

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Date: 2009-09-07 01:45 pm (UTC)
kathyh: (Kathyh Merlin BC)
From: [personal profile] kathyh
Gorgeous pics. Thanks so much for sharing them and for the report :)

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:14 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thank you, and you're very welcome!

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Date: 2009-09-07 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lickingbeads.livejournal.com
I know this has been said before, but HOW ARE THEY ALL SO GOD DAMN GORGEOUS. I MEAN. KATIE. NNNNGH. BRADLEY why such baggy jeans, come on, show us the goods. COLIN. EVEN RICHARD LOOKS SCARILY HANDSOME CONSIDERING HIS AGE.

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:14 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
EVEN RICHARD LOOKS SCARILY HANDSOME CONSIDERING HIS AGE.

LMAO! Worryingly, I know just what you mean.

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Date: 2009-09-07 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkray.livejournal.com
Thanks for the info and the photos, I can't wait ^___^

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:15 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
You're welcome. You'll love the first ep!

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Date: 2009-09-07 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mulder200.livejournal.com
What lovely photos!

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:15 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thanks, honey!

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Date: 2009-09-07 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oxymoronics.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing!
I'm so insanely jealous xD

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:16 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
You're welcome! I was a really lovely day. I wish I could do it all over again!

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Date: 2009-09-07 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jans-intentions.livejournal.com
Oh, yay!

I really liked hearing about the event. I admit I was kind of luke warm about this show, but watched the rest of it and am fond of it. I am hoping to continue in that direction.

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:17 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
I'm glad you're enjoying the show. I love it so much. It hits all my spots :oD

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Date: 2009-09-07 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] accordingtomel.livejournal.com
Aww, thanks for sharing!! All these reports are so exciting! It sounds like it was great fun! :D And those pictures are lovely! Everyone looks so great! I stand firm that Colin has one of the most beautiful smiles I've seen on any human being in, like, EVER ;)

From the cheering and clapping, we slashers were clearly a majority. A children's event, they said! Silly BFI. They'll learn.

LMAO! Silly BFI indeed! I'm sure they were the only ones who were unaware that it was pretty much a slash conference, LOL! ;)

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:19 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
I stand firm that Colin has one of the most beautiful smiles I've seen on any human being in, like, EVER ;)


LOL, I think you might be right!

LMAO! Silly BFI indeed! I'm sure they were the only ones who were unaware that it was pretty much a slash conference, LOL! ;)

LOL, totally. Certainly Bradley was well aware what was on all our minds. The BFI guy kept referring to us as the 'fantasy lot'. I don't think he realised we were actually the 'slash lot'. :oD

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Date: 2009-09-07 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cobaltmist.livejournal.com
I love you too much for words right now. Everyone's always flailing over Bradley and Colin and seem to forget everyone else, which makes me sad. But we have pictures of the others now too! Thank you so much!

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:22 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
You're welcome! My biggest regret is that I didn't shoot quicker and get more of the girls. All the ones of Katie and Angel on stage came out very blurred because it was so dark and I didn't have the flash on at that point. Damn!

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Date: 2009-09-07 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanlua.livejournal.com
Those pics are great. Thank you for sharing. :)

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:23 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thank you! You're welcome!

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Date: 2009-09-07 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nikkidarling.livejournal.com
Oh I was sitting beside you guys! Ah ha! Obviously NOT the photographer that got us all to shunt down a seat. xD

THE GIGGLING WAS THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE THING OMG I SWEAR.

Thanks for the report. I'm loving reliving it all again and again and again. xD

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:26 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Oh hello!!! Wasn't it fabulous to be sitting so close???? I really wanted to reach out and stroke Colin's knee, lol. I could not work out what that photographer wanted at first. I could only think, you will NOT send me to the back! LOL, paranoid!

I see someone has a video up of ASH giggling at Bradley's imaginary horse story. That was so funny.

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Date: 2009-09-07 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Sounds (and looks) like one super swell time!


Gabrielle

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
It was wonderful. We had a brilliant time! I can't believe that after all these years I've finally met Rupert Giles, lol.

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Date: 2009-09-07 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pippopippo.livejournal.com
Your pictures are fantastic; thank you so much for sharing! And, YES, much encouragement to the Colin-love. :)

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:29 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Thank you! I just wish I could have got more. I really wanted everyone who couldn't be there to experience as much of it as possible.

From the first ep Colin caught my eye. I love how he's so smiley and gangly. Think I'm develping a MAJOR crush now.

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Date: 2009-09-07 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkenglishrose.livejournal.com
Anthony was so lovely, I told him I was a massive Buffy fan and I thought he was an awesome Uther and he looked genuinely pleased when he said thank you - it's nice to know he still appreciates the compliments, it's cute XD

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:31 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
Oh that's so nice! He's seems like a lovely man. Have you ever met him before? I'm a big Buffy fan too, but this was my first time.

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Date: 2009-09-07 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ningloreth.livejournal.com
I'm glad you thought it was as good as the first series -- I'm gearing myself up to write a LOTR crossover for Xmas.

I cannot go to a fan event without making a tit out of myself

Well, that's what they're for (and that wasn't much of a tit ;-)

Katy McGrath

God, she's as beautiful in real life as she is on the screen. I hate her! (So, on this evidence, is Bradley but, for some reason, I don't hate him anywhere near as much...)

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Date: 2009-09-07 07:32 pm (UTC)
ext_11979: (Merlin -- Eye b/w by Literati)
From: [identity profile] suki-blue.livejournal.com
I'm glad you thought it was as good as the first series -- I'm gearing myself up to write a LOTR crossover for Xmas.

A crossover??? Oooh! Will there be any slash? LOL!


God, she's as beautiful in real life as she is on the screen. I hate her! (So, on this evidence, is Bradley but, for some reason, I don't hate him anywhere near as much...)


LMAO!!! I see the logic there!
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