Ah, the smirk. Every young adult novel, teenage girl and fanfiction’s favorite and overused verb to use for a male character because a man who has that smug and infuriating smile is unbelievably attractive to the female audience for some reason.
Out of curiosity, I googled up the exact definition of the word “smirk” and they defined it as “smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.”
I was annoyed with how they had such a generalizing and basic description because growing up,I have seen this word used for all sorts of context and each time, there is a new, hidden meaning behind that smile/sneer/leer.
SO HERE IS A LIST I MADE:
1) The cliche I-Am-Better-Than-You-And-I-Will-Make-Sure-You-Know-It Smirk
This smirk is the one most often used and thought of when people hear the word. You know that one person you’re competing with whether it be sports, exam scores, martial arts, etc? And that one smile that shows that they know they’re just better, smarter and more skilled than you in every way? That is smirk number 1 right there.
2) The I-Am-A-Sassy-And-Snarky-Bastard Smirk
You see that annoying and utterly majestic guy sitting in front of you? Maybe a thought crossed his mind or you probably said something embarrassingly stupid. Either way, he will always have a smart-ass response for you along with a sarcastic or dry smile to accompany it, knowing he had just roasted you and you need some ice for that burn. That is smirk number 2.
3) The Amused-Half-Smile Smirk
This smirk does not necessarily have a negative connotation. You probably entertained that guy in some way that he can’t help but crack a smile of pure and genuine amusement. If not entertainment, you or someone had made that person change their opinion of you and especially in a positive manner. Somehow, smirk number 3 is just so charming and can induce stomach flutters, you really cannot get mad.
4) The Crooked-Smile Smirk
This smirk is solely reserved for flirting and hooking up. That awkward yet cute smile he flashes you when he thinks he looks cool while trying to buy you a drink. It can show some teeth, but not an outright grin. That is smirk number 4.
5) The I-Have-The-Upper-Hand-And-You-Fucked-Up-Smirk
You are in deep shit when you see this smirk. Unlike smirk number 1, your life is probably in danger here and you are on the losing end against a chess-master. You lost. Everything went according to his plans and now you are in the palm of his hands and at his mercy. That dangerous and sinister smile is smirk number 5.
6) The I-Am-Eye-Sexing-You-Smirk
See that dirty and perverted guy who looks like he is fucking your body by just looking at you? You see that shameless and horny smile while you receive nudes from him? This smile can either make you want to hop into bed with him or just run with goosebumps. That is smirk number 6.
7) The I-Fucked-Up Smirk
You are fine. The guy seemingly confident and haughty is clearly not. Not when that weird and supposed smirk looks strained and he is sweating bullets. That’s right. He messed up in this game between the two of you and he is trying to put up a brave front, but failing miserably. That is smirk number 7.
8) The Cheshire-Cat-Grin Smirk
He just trolled and manipulated you real good and he is having a grand time seeing you struggle your way out of problems. He will dodge any question or demands you have and he will always have that mischievous, I-am-up-to-no-good look on his face. Overall, clearly untrustworthy. That is smirk number 8.
9) The I-Am-About-To-Kick-Your-Ass-Real-Good Smirk
Run. You won’t get that far, but it was worth a try. Smirk number 9 is just downright full of bloodlust and murder is going to happen.
10) The I-Am-Hot-As-Hell-And-I-Know-It Smirk
He is sexy. He knows it. He is handsome. He knows it. He has fangirls dropping to their knees at the sight of him. He knows it. If he wasn’t let’s say, a serial killer, he could have been a supermodel…and he knows it. It’s written all over his face. That overconfident and cheeky smile is smirk number 9.
Right at the start Tom was questioned about a love interest. The host asked if he got his eyes on anyone and suggested Daryl. Tom smiled, looked down and said “I can’t tell you ‘cause I would give something away.”
At around 2:15 they talk about the prank war between Norman and Andrew (of course Tom raised the issue himself) and Tom says he’s not important enough for Norman to prank him. And the host throws in: “unless he’s your love interest”. Tom smiles, mumbles something awkward in his microphone and looks away.
At 08:49 he was asked the question “who are you closest to from the cast?” and he answers Laura and Senequa of course, because they are together at the Hilltop now. But then he added with a big smile :
“I can’t answer the question without giving too much away”.
WSC Atlanta was at the end of Oktober 2016, the FB Q&A was at 28.11.2016. At this time 7.5 has aired, the first episode with Jesus in season 7.
In the following episodes with Jesus this happend:
- 7.7 Jesus stayed at the sanctuary to help Daryl
- 7.8. Jesus watched Daryl beating Fat Joey down and escaped with him. His only words in this whole episode were “Daryl. Daryl.”
- 7.9. Jesus brought Rick & Team to the Kingdom and so made sure that Daryl can stay there safe.
- 7. 14 Jesus came out to Maggie and told her how hard it was for him to get close to other people. Maggie said he should try. Jesus met Daryl and immidietly sensed something was wrong. Daryl told him.
- 7.15 Jesus and Daryl teamed up against Oceanside. Jesus told him how he felt about Sasha and Rosita. Daryl tried to calm him down. Jesus looked at Aaron / Eric and back to Daryl.
- 7.16 Jesus was with Michonne and they watched Rick and Daryl sorting things out. In the battle, Daryl teamed up with Hilltop.
The Point is: When asked about a love interest / close people on set, Tom said he couldn’t say anything because it would give too much away. BUT JESUS HASN’T GOT AN OFFICIAL LOVE INTEREST UNTIL THE END OF SEASON 7. NO ALEX, NO FLIRTING WITH ANY OTHER PERSON, NOTHING.
The only thing he’s got was a lot of screentime with Daryl. Why didn’t Tom just say something like “it’s the apocalyse, there isn’t much time for love” or something like that? Instead he goes with “I would give something away”. SOMETHING.
Yes, he would have give something away. That Daryl IS his love interest.
I don’t know if this even makes sense or is understandable, I just had to get it out of my brain.
Can I just say that this very clearly illustrates how underappreciated Seokmin and Chan are in terms of fics? I can understand why Chan isn’t really in any of the pairings since he doesn’t really have a main pairing along with the fact that he is the youngest, which leads to not many fics including him.
But Seokmin, my precious ray of sunshine, rarely ever gets written about. The top two ships that he is a part of, are SoonSeok and SeokKwan. These two combined, he is only in 4.2% of the fics, and that’s assuming all these fics that were being counted, had the pairings as the main pairing. Taking that assumption away, the percentage of fics with a main pairing including Seokmin goes down even more. I’m really not sure what it is about people not writing about Seokmin and just not appreciating him in general, but yall need to stop sleeping on the sun.
Another thing I don’t understand is the lack of SoonSeok fics in general. They are very clearly, one of the main ships within Seventeen, along with Meanie, JiCheol, etc…and yet, the amount of fics they have is on par with the secondary ships like WonHui and GyuHao. It really feels like even though people say they ship SoonSeok, they just get put in the back burner 24/7.
This is a major reason why I’m running the SoonSeok fic fest, and I really hope that all of you out there can help spread the word and/or participate. WRITE SOONSEOK!!!
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