What You Don't Know

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Title: What You Don't Know
Creator: Solanyxe
Date: 11 December 2008 (YouTube)
14 December 2008 (Livejournal)
Format: digital vid
Length: 03:45
Music: What You Don't Know by Monrose
Genre: slash vid
Fandom: Merlin
Footage: Series 1
URL: What You Don't Know (original YouTube vid link)
What You Don't Know (vid post on LJ)

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What You Don't Know is a Merlin/Arthur vid by Solanyxe. Song/Artist: What You Don't Know by Monrose | Length: 03:45 | Size: 59,0 MB (avi, download link).

Summary: "From Merlin's point of view, concerning the things we all knew right from the first episode and Arthur still (!) doesn't know. Merlin's magic, his feelings..."

What You Don't Know won first place in the Camelot Music Video Awards in the "Pairing: Merlin/Arthur" category.

The vid is posted to Youtube and has more than 14,000 views[1]. WMG had it removed for copyright reasons for a period of time, but it is posted back up again. [2]

Solanyxe has a knack for combining the perfect song choice with great editing and timing to show the real story that is hidden in the source material and the vid convinces you that this is exactly what Merlin thinks and what he means when he looks at Arthur.


  • "I love this vid so much! The song is a natural fit for Merlin's story and there are so many details I like, I don't even know where to start. If I had to pick one, it would be the part with "I already kissed you in the shadows of my heart" at 1:39 because the clip choice of Merlin blowing out the candle/stick illustrates both the kissing and the shadows and the context is one where Merlin's thoughts are with Arthur. This a really beautiful vid." (frogspace)[3]
  • "I loved you long before we were alive I love how you chose that scene of the dragon telling Merlin of their prophecy to convey that part of the lyric. Great job!" (pkai7)[4]
  • "I like how you show Merlin all serious and melancholic, especially in the beginning of the clip. I really think through the series, the more he comes to like and respect Arthur, the harder it is for him to keep his secret. Not only because he has to rescue him - a lot - [...] but because he doesn't want to hide any secrets from him. [...] Thank you for sharing this great video with us. And thank you especially for making it available for download in a good quality. As nice as it is to snoop through YouTube to see a broad selection of vids I find I like to save the good ones to my harddrive to enjoy them again and again (and in better quality than the YT flv's)." (moreslash4me)[5]
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  1. ^ Goddessofmoon89. Arthur/Merlin Playlist. (Accessed 26 July 2010)
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HceAf3FuK9g. (Accessed 16 May 2012)
  3. ^ frogspace. Comment, 14 December 2008. (Accessed 26 July 2010)
  4. ^ pkai7. Comment, 15 December 2008. (Accessed 26 July 2010)
  5. ^ moreslash4me. Comment, 15 December 2008. (Accessed 26 July 2010)