Whenever someone says “Why do people always romanticize male friendships on TV/Film?” which I somewhat agree with (as I think friendships/family are more important than romance by far - depending on the relationship) I swear I loose a bit of my life each day because the fact is really: It’s not about ‘if two males have a close relationship, they are obviously in love’ as such; it’s about the fact that if one of them was female, their relationship would have begun a long time ago.
If two people meet and instantly have that type of chemistry, the only reason it doesn’t happen is that theyr’e both men and suddenly friendship is more important than romance, even though it happens with m/f relationships all the time.
Mini self project - Placing Gwen and Morgana in period clothing. 1900′s - Outdoor day wear & evening wear (note the background are edited photo’s because it’d take too long to individually draw them and I’m lazy af)
On women in Merlin: I don’t feel like being an antagonist is a problem. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I could empathize with Sefa, Kara, Guinevere, Morgause, Morgana, Eira and everyone else, even if some were traitors and others were murderers. The thing about this show is that no one is innocent. Nearly every single character has killed at some point, and the moral ambiguity is honestly what I enjoyed about it. I don’t think having lots of female antagonists is sexist in of itself.