Underwater Love

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Title: Underwater Love
Creator: Solanyxe
Date: 11 May 2009
Format: digital vid
Length: 1:31 min
Music: Underwater Love by Smoke City
Genre: slash vid, episode tag
Fandom: Merlin
Footage: Series 1, 1.07
URL: Underwater Love (YouTube)
Underwater Love (LiveJournal)
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Underwater Love is a Merlin/Arthur vid by Solanyxe (1:31 min). It was a nominee in the 2009 Camelot Music Video Awards in the category 'Merlin/Arthur'. This is an episode tag for 1.07.

Summary: "After Sophia left, Arthur starts having strange dreams... about Merlin. In them, Arthur is dealing with the attraction he feels toward Merlin. The lake (water) is a metaphor for Arthur's subconscious; Excalibur represents Arthur's masculinity, so let's say it's a generic symbol of his sexuality, which has been awakened by Merlin. A fact that Arthur erroneously attributed to Sophia and her charms. Without the restrictions (and the role) that Arthur is subjugated to when he is awake, he reworks the scenario with Sophia and replaces her with Merlin. The vid acts upon the possibility that Arthur might remember snippets of what happened at the lake and is able to access them trough his dreams. Of course, his version of events is mingled with his desires. Or, who knows, Merlin might really have done something that night... ;)"[1]


  • "The video was really interestingly put together. Liked the increasing pace of it and then Arthur woke up which put a nice cap on it."[2]
  • "That was freaky. And GOOD. I like the idea that Arthur might dream this sorta thing. And the way you cut it was cool. I am failing at constructive criticism because my brain keeps thinking: Arthur + "wet" dream = HOT!!!"[3]
  • "That kiss scene is so damned clever, and the non-Merlin footage is worked in seamlessly with all the color manipulation."[4]


  1. solanyxe. Merlin/Arthur Underwater love, 12 May 2009. (Accessed 22 August 2010)
  2. archaeologist_d. Comment, 12 May 2009. (Accessed 22 August 2010)
  3. cat_eats_apple. Comment, 12 May 2009. (Accessed 22 August 2010)
  4. aeroport_art. Comment, 13 May 2009.(Accessed 22 August 2010)