Don’t know why I’m starting this past 9pm when I have school tomorrow but due to an anxious bout (which has lasted for about two months) I’ve learnt that when inspiration hits, I just got to run with it, or should I say bat with it, amirite? (we’ll get to that later on) LETS BEGIN.
Firstly we have to understand the vague points of time the music videos have taken place in. At first I thought that from Adore U to Boom Boom, all of the comebacks were on an alternate timeline to don’t wanna cry, however seventeen has stated that we are in fact wrong and that this all in the same timeline.
‘Adore U’ (is a funky pop song-) shows a crush a boy has on someone, but is inexperienced and marks it down to adoration rather than affection, as to not confront their own feelings. In this we can see an innocent fear of not knowing what to really say to someone and knowing the right words to express what you’re feeling. ‘Mansae’ is a bit different, although the schoolboy concept would have fit the song adore u, the lyrics are a bit different. It’s almost as if the boy has accepted the crush as what it is , liking someone, however instead of confessing they act immature (like schoolboys) and are jealous instead. ‘Pretty U’ is a bit different and shows some development. It has a musical theatre style and shows some development, they’ve actually confessed their feelings. Here’s when things get a bit rocky. ‘Very Nice’ is probably one of the most impactful songs ‘I’ve heard from seventeen. Although the lyrics describe a first date, the music video is a bit different. Whenever one of the boys starts to feel something for the girl, their heart explodes. It’s almost as though they can’t actually handle it . This is later reinforced in ‘Boom Boom’ where they claim that everything is because of the love interest . Up until this point the songs seem pretty normal, light hearted and tells the story of someone’s first romance. Although it seems unrequited and unresponsive, the main character seems happy, even with the the one-sidedness of it all.
You see, this is what makes me suspicious. Back in their seventeen project days, they said quite a few times how they didn’t want to be regular idols and they wanted to be artists instead, ones who worked very closely with the production of the songs and choreography. This is what makes everything seem off to me. We’ll come back to this later on.
After Boom Boom is when I think things get really weird. At this point in time is where Seventeen as a group itself gains momentum and popularity, being put to such a high standard of even getting to be put in ‘EBS’ with Exo and Bts. This almost seems to pressure them even more. It was hard enough coming from a company which didn’t have a lot of money, but now that they were quite popular, it was even harder being able to maintain that. This is when I think chapter 0.5 happens, just before don’t wanna cry. As we’ve seen in the unit songs, this is a side of seventeen we’ve never seen before.
Although change up is upbeat and catchy, the lyrics seem quite desperate. It’s almost as though the leaders are trying to prove themselves, saying that others wouldn’t understand what they had been doing and how had it is. Change up actually means a pitch in baseball, where the pitcher moves fast but the ball is significantly slower to confuse the batter.Furthermore, in ‘trauma’ the hip hop unit all speak about the mental blocks they’ve had, all one individual room only to realise they’re all facing it together. Lilli Yabbay could actually be symbolic of death as it’s used in funerals for many cultures. In the music video, we can see how the music had brought them to life, but as soon as it ended they were on the floor, much like everyone around.This could refer to people sleeping on the performance unit, or more logically, the fear of having people be dissatisfied or not being able to truly express what they want to say before their fans part with them.
BEFORE EVERYONE LEAVES THIS POST BECAUSE THEY GET BORED, LEMME JUST SUMMARISE BEFORE THE VOCAL UNIT SONG DROPS.
I feel like this entire time we’ve though about this boy falls in love story as a basic romance and nothing more. The closer you look, maybe it could refer to their dream. Back when they looked adoringly at their favourite singers up on that stage. Back in their school days, holding a trainee title but no guarantees. Pretty U could be when they realised that they knew debut was the only option for them . Aju Nice is their debut, a point of excitement, we can see their change from mansae in the use of their female leads. Before they would get discouraged with the lack of response from the girl (which could be the lack of attention from the public) but when in very nice we can see how they continue to work for her attention and to see some emotion, running towards her at the end even after their metaphorical downfalls. Boom Boom is when they realise that hard work does pay off, but their B-side Fast Pace shows us how they miss the freedom they had before people really knew who they were.
Gonna continue this when I catch wind of the vocal unit. This took me an hour and 11 minutes, gosh I’m slow. Goodnight
nngh it STILL kinda bothers me… how in the anime they showed kid tsubomi actually being impressed with mob’s powers and then growing “bored” of them… but in the manga she actually had no interest in them in the first place, and the lines from when she was impressed in the anime were taken from an omake that was mob’s dream……
Okay so I have this idea to do a thing w/ Trilingual Michael, like maybe a small comic with a few panels with him speaking Spanish, Tagalog and English- I of course can only rlly provide Mike speaking Spanish properly and Google Translate isn’t reliable at all! So if anyone would be interested in helping me translate a few things from ENGLISH to TAGALOG hmu please!! ;0!!
Tape 2 -
Side B is for Taylor, Taylor decided because he loves Hannah that he had the
right to take pictures of her in her own room Invading her privacy, affecting her
safety, making her paranoid. He can still be worse and he divulges the photos.
I need to control myself because this show makes me feel sad and make feel all this negative feelings like hate.
Because I don’t know what else to feel when I had to listen to this:
“Nothing anyone did to her was any different
than what happens to every girl at every high school”
“She just wanted attention”
Because even after all this, they can’t understand the effects of bullying and sexual harassment, so they don’t deserve a second chance.
handle it. If I comment on every single thing these idiots say or did I’ll just
repeat bad words. Let’s change:
Clay has always been a passive person, but this is starting to change, he’s starting to confront people, I will not judge him for having released the photo, it was wrong, especially after everything he heard on the tapes, but Clay is a flaws person, and the fears, anger, sadness, but especially the powerless is become unbearable, he’s on a journey of self-knowledge, I only hope he knows what he is doing and whether he will be able to bear the consequences. After all, it’s a butterfly effect.
Walsh is doing an expressional job as a mother trying to make sense of
everything, and it’s hard to watch the people who are left behind, I know that
Hannah was hurt and she just wish the pain was gone, but we don’t usually stop
to think About the people who is left behind. Sherlock (BBC) have a super
interesting quote about that:
you own life. Interesting expression — taking it from who? Once it’s
over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to
everybody else. Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.”
suicide is something that affects not only the victim, but also those who keep
living after the person’s died, Suicide will stop your pain, but, not
everyone else; everyone else will stay here and mourn,
Why is basically every combination of the Bakusquad so damn shippable?!
IT’S THE CHEMISTRY they’re a group of good friends which means that you already know their interpersonal relationsips are Good To Work With and give a great base for a supportive and balanced romantic relationship AND they’re all the same brand of extra and ridiculous which means that they understand each other and can accomodate one another and generally whatever ship you come up with it’s gonna be full of fun and understanding and freedom to be themselves because they all actually like each other as they are and it’s just!!!! So!!!!! Good!!!!!!!!!
I honestly love friendship-based ships so much my friend~
i wanna start stanning pristin, but idk where to start lol
*cracks my knuckles* HERE WE GO
First off, I am so glad that you’re interested in PRISTIN! I love them a lot, so I love when other people want to love them too! I tried to be as comprehensive as possible with this post without being too… extra eheheh…
The links/lists are under a read more since I wrote a lot ~ I utilized hyperlinks for neatness and clarity ~ I apologize for any mistakes or anything I missed! I tried to put this together quickly before I leave for my two week trip with my family!!! I hope this helps!!!!
B side of “The Show Must Go On” single in 1991. Produced and compiled by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher.
Hello, hello, hello, hi, my name is Kim Basinger It was going to be Queen for an hour More rhythm, more rhythm This is Brian May Dah, dah, And this is Roger Taylor Uh, Freddie Mercury On bank holiday And I’m John Deacon from Queen It wasn’t bad, I mean What’s the, um, title of the show again This one, yes, I don’t know I don’t , I can’t remember Four old ladies are still rocking away No, no, no, no, no, no, no It’s quite ridiculous, wasn’t it, I actually I, at that point I wanted to do something totally different Dee, dee, dee Um, ah, you mean, um I think that’s a sort of surreal masterpiece It has a semi-autobiographical feel about it A bit of a, a mixture, you mean, mish-mash That’s the word I was looking for We always had the idea that we really wanted to lead people to somewhere new, rather than fit into what was going on, or how boring, with the music. Am I making sense? I’ll tell you in two years time Why don’t you just concentrate on the first one, really. In fact that’s the number one trick That was almost there. Try another one, OK. It’s always really dreadfully difficult to know Can you do one that goes ‘Dah, dah, um, bah, bah?’ I’m not a singer. That’s the least of his problems I’m not the drummer. Gah, it’s getting nice this Ah, but apart from that, uh, I have, I have no plans If it is planned then its boring You know, its got hidden depth What can you say? Doom - dah, dah…. huh? Very musically awful but totally right It’s not like rock and roll But it is unusual and different and you have to buy it Then it’s OK. When they stop buying our records, then I’ll say goodbye and become a strip artist or something And luckily the story went the right way Just get on with it, otherwise I’ll forget my name Ask Roger. No? Not a good idea I can’t remember where the idea did come from [Explosion] Roger, what did you do? Good fun. I can make a bigger bang than that dear Great fun, yeah. But it could have gone the other way Oh, shit, all that crap again?