Arthurian ladies fancasting#1

gabbiebii:

Queen Guinevere: even if I do usually picture her blonde, I can’t deny this girl has the right attitude!

source: magnificent-century

Ragnelle:

Lionors: credits to Barrowbonnie  for the pic.

Lynette:
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or…

(another redheaded queen of sass)

(Camelot Eternal, comics). Arthur mastefully avoids the ‘drowning babies’ part. CLEVER.
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(Camelot Eternal, comics). Arthur mastefully avoids the ‘drowning babies’ part. CLEVER.

lucrezianoin:

I can’ t…. the cover of this book is killing me@

"Prince in Camelot"
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lucrezianoin:

I can’ t…. the cover of this book is killing me@

"Prince in Camelot"

7 hours ago · 11 notes · Reblog
#mordred #cover #book 
perplexingly:

an AU in where Mordred is miraculously alive, Guinevere is still a queen, and she forgives him the Camlann
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perplexingly:

an AU in where Mordred is miraculously alive, Guinevere is still a queen, and she forgives him the Camlann

vkel:

Morgana Le Fay
Guinevere Queen of Camelot
Nimue the Lady of the Lake and
Morgause Queen of Air and Darkness

lucrezianoin:

Arthurian families. (1) Arthur’s family


15. llacheu. The three well-endowed men of the Isle of Britain:Gwalchmai the son of Gwyar; Llecheu son of Arthur; and Rhiwallon of the Broom-brush-hair;and there was nothing of which they did not know its material essence, and its property, whether of kind, quality, compound, coincidence, tendency, nature, or of essence, whatever it might be.

(Welsh Triads)
Jacob Anderson as Llacheu

lucrezianoin:

Arthurian families. (1) Arthur’s family

15. llacheu. The three well-endowed men of the Isle of Britain:Gwalchmai the son of Gwyar; Llecheu son of Arthur; and Rhiwallon of the Broom-brush-hair;
and there was nothing of which they did not know its material essence, and its property, whether of kind, quality, compound, coincidence, tendency, nature, or of essence, whatever it might be.

(Welsh Triads)

Jacob Anderson as Llacheu

Thirty Days of Arthurian Characters- Day 5

millefleur12:

Day 5- Mordred

Why you like or don’t like the character:

Yes, I like Mordred as a character. As I already said, with Arthur, I feel it’s the case of a stubborn young man learning to control himself and become a better person. With Mordred, on the other hand, it’s the case of a man who starts out loyal and then begins to see the flaws in the system and thus his character starts to degenerate. But only to a point- I will admit that his character gets worse in a way- come on, he helped murder Dinadan for basically being Dinadan (i.e. shooting his mouth off) and the versions of the story where he plans to marry and rape Guinevere are a bit scary. However, I do not think that deposing his father was the worst thing he could have done. Arthur may have had the crown foisted upon him at first, but the case of the May Day babies was pure paranoia and not at all nice. So why shouldn’t Mordred seek revenge against a “father” who did something like that, no matter how much he had changed? And why shouldn’t Mordred be ambitious for the throne? When you think about it, even by the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the laws of primogeniture weren’t fixed, and in mediaeval Wales (and the Gaidhealtachd) illegitimacy was not really as stigmatised as in England and lowland Scotland, and sons born out of wedlock could often legally succeed. So Mordred could have viewed himself as Arthur’s legal heir, regardless of illegitimacy. I like the whole endgame of hte legend because, though I mourn the loss of the table and Camelot, it is the point at which political reality comes crashing down on the ideal for both sides, and it really makes you think about who is in the right, or if it’s simply an area where you have to take an impartial approach. So, with my mediaeval politics hat on, I like Mordred because most of his actions are actually as lawful as others, and in a way, Arthur deserves it, though inside both Pendragons there are bits of good and bad that make you think. And without my hat on? He wasn’t such a bad guy in the early days, just plain old Sir Mordred, going on quests and having a good time with his fellow knights.

Oh my god, it’s longer than Morgause’s. I really need to work on being more concise.

Your favourite characterisation in novels:

Argh, this is where all that reading I should do would come in handy because, thinking back, the few novels I have read don’t really mention Mordred much for some reason. I would plead Malory if it weren’t for the fact that there was a short online fic I read some years back whose portrayal of Mordred I quite liked- it was a Gaheris-centric fic, but I liked Mordred’s blend of merry wit, and quiet sobriety, I thought it was as close to pre-Rebellion Mordred as I’ve read so far (it was called “Was, Is, Will Always Be”, if anyone’s interested, and it was on a site called Arthurian Archive).

Your favourite characterisation in movies/tv shows:

I’ll admit, I quite liked his characterisation in “Merlin” but his reasons for turning not so much. Love is a powerful thing, as evidenced by the legend in general, but it seemed a very overdone plot device in this case, and extremely sudden. Otherwise, his relationship with the other knights kept me entertained, so it wasn’t so bad.

Your favourite art/illustration about the character:

I’m very unoriginal, but I do find HJ Ford’s well-known image of Mordred simultaneously appropriate (he doesn’t look that evil and I like the Pendragon helmet) and a bit funny (images of the unfortunately common Angsty Teenage Mordred trope spring to mind).

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The actor/actress you wish he/she could play the character:

I already voiced this in Arthur’s case, but have since changed my mind (though they are father and son, so there must be similarites)- I do like the thought of Joe Armstrong being Mordred. Or possibly Richard Madden? I think they’d both be good.

One headcanon about the character:

Mordred never quite forgot the man who had taken him in and raised him after his near-drowning as an infant. The man was not exactly the great, noble father that a knight usually respects- on the contrary, he was often rough and bawdy, showing little open affection beyond the occasional hearty clap on the shoulder. However, Mordred couldn’t forget his willingness to take in a strange abandoned child and raise it with little help beyond that of the occasional neighbouring woman, nor the equal civility with which the man greeted all strangers, regardless of their looks or rank, nor the times he had made a ball out of a pig’s bladder and played in the summer evenings with his adopted son. No matter how many times men later spoke of Mordred’s “father” as being Lot (whom he had never met) or, eventually, once he had gathered support for his claim to the throne, Arthur, he never truly connected the word father with these solemn, powerful rulers. And, though most of his past had faded by the time he was knighted, Mordred always preferred the game of football, that his mother saw as violent and uncouth, to the nobility of the chase. 

Yes, I also have to work on my headcanons.

gawaincomic:

Gawain is telling his brothers the story of Saint Brendan, who celebrated Mass on what he thought was a small island… :-)
Illustration published in WeMadeIt zine #1.
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gawaincomic:

Gawain is telling his brothers the story of Saint Brendan, who celebrated Mass on what he thought was a small island… :-)

Illustration published in WeMadeIt zine #1.

lucrezianoin:

Arthurian families. (1) Arthur’s family

5. igraine. And the duke was called the Duke of Tintagil. And so by means King Uther sent for this duke, charging him to bring his wife with him, for she was called a fair lady, and a passing wise, and her name was called Igraine.

(MALORY. Morte d’Arthur)
Cynthia Nixon as Igraine

lucrezianoin:

Arthurian families. (1) Arthur’s family

5. igraine. And the duke was called the Duke of Tintagil. And so by means King Uther sent for this duke, charging him to bring his wife with him, for she was called a fair lady, and a passing wise, and her name was called Igraine.

(MALORY. Morte d’Arthur)

Cynthia Nixon as Igraine

Vivian’s Book of Mordred. the end!

lucrezianoin:

I finished “The Book of Mordred” by Vivian Valde and now I have all these conflicting feelings. If I should give it a vote I would give it 4/5 or 3.8/5 just for the ending because even if I liked most of it I didn’t like the very ending.
And now, spoilers.

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