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Question here, people. If Arthur ever was placed in the stocks, do you think the townsfolk would throw fruit at him? I mean, he IS their prince. On the other hand, IF he was put there, Uther would basically give permission, wouldn't he?

Yes, I probably have a) too much time on my hands, b) watched episode 7 too many times or c) both. :-p

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nachekana
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Mmh, good question. We have two possibilities here:

-either Arthur would be put in the stocks but no fruit-throwing would be allowed. I wouldn't be surprised if a different rule would apply for nobility.

-or fruit-throwing would be allowed because, in a way, I can imagine Uther thinking of it as a valuable lesson. But nobody would dare to do it anyway. Except for Merlin. And Morgana of course.

I've been watching HSM's videos on youtube for the past 40 minutes. I actually think you spend your time in a much more productive way than me. :p
astri13
Nov. 3rd, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
either Arthur would be put in the stocks but no fruit-throwing would be allowed. I wouldn't be surprised if a different rule would apply for nobility.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Or at least that the people would be unsure enough about the whole thing, they wouldn't dare to test the theory.

Except for Merlin. And Morgana of course.

Oh god, what an image. Morgana and Merlin pelting a stock-ridden Arthur with rotten tomatoes. *g* Of course, Merlin would set himself up because once Arthur is out, he could totally make his servant life miserable. :D
nachekana
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Of course, Merlin would set himself up because once Arthur is out, he could totally make his servant life miserable. :D

That's what a normal person would do. But knowing Merlin, I really much doubt he would miss the opportunity to take his sweet revenge on Arthur, even if it would mean even worse work conditions after that. Merlin strikes me as a "living in the moment" kind of guy. And I enjoy Arthur making his life miserable so much, I wouldn't dare to want him to change! LOL
astri13
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
That's what a normal person would do.

I'm in love with that statement because in a round-about way it describes Merlin perfectly. :D
lovis
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
I don't think Arthur would ever be put in the stocks.

No, Uther is too class-conscious to have his son so publically punished.
astri13
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
I don't think Arthur would ever be put in the stocks.

No, Uther is too class-conscious to have his son so publically punished.


I thought so, too, which is why it really surprised me when Arthur offered it so readily in "Poisoned Chalice", like it was even an option he believed possible.

Of course a more interesting question would probably be: what would Uther do if he somehow believed Arthur was a sorcerer/warlock. That could get ugly.
lovis
Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
offered it so readily in "Poisoned Chalice", like it was even an option he believed possible.

He did? I don't quite remember what was said. Perhaps he just offered to be punished -period- or expected something different at least.

what would Uther do if he somehow believed Arthur was a sorcerer/warlock. That could get ugly.

It certainly would. I think the question is does Uther hate magic enough to have his son executed and leave his country without a natural heir to the throne... Hm, something to ponder.
astri13
Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
He did? I don't quite remember what was said. Perhaps he just offered to be punished -period- or expected something different at least.

He said "put me in the stocks for a week, a month even, I don't care..."

And I thought: wait a minute, why the stocks? Did that ever happen before? If he had said "keep me in the dungeon for a month/have me flogged/something else", I would have find it less surprising.

I think the question is does Uther hate magic enough to have his son executed and leave his country without a natural heir to the throne.

Concerning the question of the heir, I would think Uther wouldn't want a magic user as king anyway so it probably comes down to his love as a father vs. his totally hate-on for all magic.

Hm, I smell angst fic possibilities.
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