bias because of reasons

anonymous asked:

reason i don't like hoseok 1) he's always bothering the hell out of yoongi yet ppl ship them together?? 2) he's average at rap but ppl acts like he's the second coming of jay z, pretty sure namjoon and yoongi would rather have donghyuk in the group 3) his dancing is good, but it's obvious he's less good than jimin, all summer jhope said how he was working hard on bme, but then jimin did bme blindfolded on mama? lol weak. 4) ppl pretending he's good at singing orz 5) he brags too much, etc

I can’t even answer this seriously because I feel like you’re still trying to make me angry for no reason and just being petty

1 - Hoseok and Yoongi are obviously good friends and each member of BTS nags on each other all the time. That’s why theres always those compilations of them bugging each other on Youtube, because it’s supposed to be funny. I do it with my friends, it’s a normal thing lol.. It’s called banter, look it up. I’m sure its completely obvious Yoongi doesn’t hate Hoseok and cares for him and they’ve actually had some of their best moments together, like the Don’t Laugh Vlive, where they were just laughing together.

2 - I’m not saying that Hoseok has to be your favorite rapper, or his songs have to be your favorite, but a lot of people really enjoy MAMA and all of his raps on songs and I believe that they’re very good and he always works really hard on them and despite not even coming into BigHit as a rapper he’s done a lot for BTS with his raps.. and I’m pretty sure that’s false since …every member of BTS are each others friends and always support each other but whatever you say

3 - And on the dancing they all have different dancing styles so people like some dancers more than others. Jimin did it blindfolded because it went along with the concept, and he did great you’re right but Hoseok has worked really hard on BME and the members have mentioned multiple times that they look up to Hoseoks dancing skills and that Hoseok helps them and its been shown in like 3 bombs of Hoseok helping them like if he’s not your fav dancer fine but you can’t dismiss the fact that he’s worked hard as a dancer and has helped BTS as a whole with his dancing skills

4 - For a rapper, he is good at singing… That’s why everyone loves I Like It so much…can’t take this one seriously either

5 - This one you obviously pulled out of your ass since he’s always the first member to notice things like fan projects and is always mentioning being thankful to ARMY and is always supporting the other members work and etc but I’ve literally never seen him brag about himself ever. Source?

The Legend of Star Butterfly

“Why did Star Butterfly put in the song about losing Glossaryck and the Book of Spells? Why? Why? She was so against confessing to her parents a few episodes ago!” 

So yeah, I’ve finally watched the rest of Season 2 of SVTFOE, and I dare say that this is among the common reaction in the “Face the Music” episode. Some people think it’s pretty stupid (if not really bad) move on Star’s part because she just threw her parents under the bus and now the citizens of Mewni are angry at the Royal Family. Others look on the bright side because it’s due to that song that Moon got back-up when she raid the temple. Otherwise, she would have gone there alone (thinking that only Ludo and the other half of the wand is the only threat) and be totally screwed over.

However, Star’s “Princess Song” may actually have another significance more than revealing the whole “Ludo stole the Book of Spell and Glossaryck” secret, and that significance is connected to the title. But before that, let’s ask this question: What is the difference between confessing to her parents and putting her biggest fail into a song for the whole kingdom to hear, that made Star Butterfly much more willing to do the latter?

The answer to that question is another question.

“What does Ruberiot signify?”

Ruberiot is a songstrel. And in the Kingdom of Mewni, whose setting is on Medieval times, there are no TV and such to spread news for the whole kingdom. There may be newspaper, but we saw the state of Mewni with lots of poor people (how many are educated enough to read and be interested in Newspapers or historical books?). In this kind of setting, normal citizens can get news and stories about the achievements and events through story telling … and songs.

In other words, Ruberiot signifies the Media.

You can see that with how songstrel influences the citizens of Mewni. 

They can “report” goodly about a person to the point it’s just an empty and fake flattery (aka outright bull***t).

Like the traditional songs of Princesses before and Star’s intro song

… Or tell the accidents, facts and truth to the world  

Like the middle part of Star’s song where Ruberiot makes example of positive (Star’s awesomeness) and negative (Royal Family lying/omitting facts from the citizens) reporting.

… And it can even go so far as complete unwanted scandals

^Ruberiot being a complete paparazzi to Star Butterfly’s affairs.

Ruberiot, and all the other songstrel, is Mewni’s form of Media.

But here’s the thing, he’s not a simple reporter, he is also a historian.

He is not only responsible to relays news of the princess to the citizens, he is also responsible to writing history through songs. That is how important a “Princess Song” is. It’s a page in history (and something Star totally wants to skip over) to introduce Star Butterfly for the next generations of princesses and people of Mewni. 

That is why the words “real” song for a “real” princess is quite emphasized. They want to relay a proper news that tells “facts” instead of buttering up lies about a person to the point it’s not proper news anymore. The Royal family has complete control and authority over the media and what the citizens knows. And of course, there is no normal Queen/King that would want to have bad stuff written about them. This is why all princess songs up until now had been called “hacks”.  

But Star Butterfly is not your “normal” princess. She’s a “rebel” princess.

Which is why, when she heard she will have her “princess” song, her answer is a big fat NO.

Some of you may feel like Star’s Princess Song should have ended at it’s first half and not continued with the latter half which made a lot of us cringed because we knew the problems it will cause. After all, she already had the typical boring hack songs to change. It talks about  her “real” self like shown in the lines of “weaving magic like a born spell caster, and wreaking havoc like a natural disaster”. It’s not that bad, right? In fact, it’s a hit. Everybody loved it. So why must she add the “secret” about Ludo stealing the book and kidnapping Glossaryck?

It’s because not putting it will destroy the whole purpose of what she wanted to achieve by changing it. She wants to ruin the image of “Ideal”. She wants to show that princesses are not “perfect”. She wants to show what a “real” princess is like. She can only do this by revealing her big royal screw up (simple ones like her rebellious acts ain’t gonna cut it because everybody knows/expects that rebellious side of her’s). Why must she do this? To remove the pressure of needing to be “perfect” from “future” generations of princesses. And what surprised me is that not only does Star want to destroy the “perfect” image (that’s typical of Star), she was actually worrying about the future of the next generation of princesses. But this part just shows how much serious Star is from the thing she hated the most: Compromising one’s individuality.

On the other hand, we have “Ruberiot, the totally tortured artist”. Knowing what sonstrels represent in their country, we can see that what he wanted is a truer form of Media. Not complete hacks that was just there to suck up to the Royal family. 

I actually really appreciate the fact that he just really wanted to do his job properly because he wanted to be better and has no ulterior motive such as ruining the Royal family image etc. (because certain media can be pretty bias and can resort to making bashing click baits to get more views). Although he played a big part in causing a riot among the citizens (I guess he’s named Ruberiot for something), he didn’t really mean it. Still though, I think he has a little bit of favorable bias towards Star Butterfly. Not because of the obvious reason of her fully helping him out to doing what he wanted with his song, but because of how he wrote the song. All the words used upon Star are favorable (if not downright good), even when he told her biggest fail, it’s not in a way of shaming her in any way. The way he narrated her is really just a cool and adventurous rebel princess full of spirit and fun. If anything, the only one he “put down” is her parents for keeping secrets and that resulted in everyone getting angry at Queen Moon. Of course, it may be just the impression Star left on him in his song and saying “bias” is just exaggeration on my part. Moving on.

Star Butterfly must have thought that the citizens would only criticize her because she’s the one at fault. She never cared about other’s “perspective” of her or “keeping an image”. This is why she was labeled as “rebel princess” in the first place. The only reason why she is scared of admitting her royal screw up is because she’s afraid of her parent’s anger. But as seen on “Crystal Clear”, she is fine telling this secret to others (though she did say to keep it a secret to the other High Commission members).

Star’s impression of princess’ songs is that they are stupid puff pieces of fake descriptions about the future queens to make them look “perfect” to everyone. Ruberiot hates the old princess’ songs because they are complete hacks and really uncreative. Put these two together and we get something interesting.

Citizens rioting against the Royal Family?

Pfft, no. It’s…

Changing the media into a freer and truer form. To put it simply, this simple wanting of the “real” thing to be recorded in songs/history of Star Butterfly, the Underestimated, future queen of Mewni had unconsciously become about …

Revolutionizing the Media.

Which pretty much fits her overall agenda because Star Butterfly is about achieving freedom. I find this interesting because we are getting a “hint” on what kind of queen Star is going to be like.

Star Butterfly is already a “rebel” princess, and what’s the next step of “rebellion”? It’s “revolution”. The adventures of Star Butterfly looks like just the story of Star’s growth but subtly, she gets involve with big entities and causes changes (subtle as they may be). I think this little adventures of her will lead to become a Legend once she became Queen, and one hell of a Queen she will be. And so I hereby add a title to Star, the Underestimated, and future Queen of Mewni… 

Star, The Queen of Revolution.

She encourages freedom of speech for the citizens and the future generations. The changes she will make is something that can benefit the citizens (in the sense that they will have more freedom) and different departments like songstrels (as her regimen won’t hinder progress by bounding them on “tradition). However, this is not all sunshine and daisies because all actions has their own consequences. This step she done may benefit the media, the historians (ya know scholars always search for truth) and the future generations of princesses but it costs the Royal family greatly. We cannot deny that this disaster of a song causes trouble. Not only because it causes citizens to hate them, but if other songstrels take after Ruberiot (which is highly likely), then the Royal family will lose control of their Media and create a new entity that affects the government of Mewni and it’s citizens. As Queen Moon said, citizens just want to believe their princess/future queen as “perfect”. However, will it be really alright to let the citizens continue with ignorant bliss and has no clue on what their leaders are like? As Ruberiot said, doesn’t the citizens deserve to know their “real” future queen? There is no real “correct” answer on what Star should have done in this situation because both sides has their own consequences. If Star Butterfly manage to handle the case successfully, she may well become one of the legendary queens for creating a milestone in Mewni’s history (and she will be considering her power and potential).

Just thinking of the things she has done and going to do and her potential, I am very excited to see what is going to be her legend in the History of Mewni. No doubt it is going to be a big one, but how big will it be?


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anonymous asked:

Hi, how can I more surely distinguish introverts and extraverts in fictional characters? I am pretty confident in my ability to type real people because they're more consistent and I'm getting good at distinguishing the tertiary and inferior function, but fictional characters are much more difficult to grasp.

One thing that makes cognitive function theory difficult to understand is that each individual is unique and complicated in their motivations and desires. We all have inner forces that push and pull at us in opposite directions, making it SEEM as though personality is inconsistent or unpredictable. Whenever I straight up ask someone who is not familiar with personality studies whether they are introverted or extraverted, >90% of the time, they will answer “a little of both” or something along those lines. It’s the natural answer because we all have introverted functions that compel us to introvert and extraverted functions that compel us to extravert. Anyone who’s been quiet and solitary for a long time will eventually get bored and seek stimulation; anyone who’s been very active in the world will eventually need some down time in order to stay sane.

When we label someone as E/I, it does not mean “one or the other” or “liking one and disliking the other”, rather, it simply refers to the one that is more dominant, the one the person naturally defaults to because it brings more desirable psychological rewards. E.g. I’m quite introverted in that I like and need to spend most of my time in private reflection, but every person I meet labels me as extraverted because I can socialize very successfully when I want to, when the situation demands it. Although I deeply enjoy the Fe-Se rewards I get from socializing, they are not as great as the rewards I get from reflecting, therefore, no matter the rewards I get from extraverting, they will never make me a true extravert. This example illustrates why it can sometimes be hard to identify someone’s true preference just by looking at them: It’s relatively easy to tell which function they are using at a particular point in time, but it’s much more difficult to determine the exact placement of that function in the stack if you don’t get to observe a wide enough range of their behavior.

1) First, always sort out dispositional from situational factors, i.e., is the person’s behavior mostly attributable to their personality or mostly to the circumstances that they find themselves in? E.g. The people I meet fail to take into account situational factors and then they define my “sociability” as a personality “trait” when, in reality, it’s a SKILL that I possess, not my default state of being. If you throw me into a group of people, the group necessitates that I use my extraverted functions and, since I don’t mind and have no problem doing so, I’ll use them but only for the sake of integrating well into the specific situation. You should always be aware of correspondence bias because it is one of the more common reasons for mistyping others. If you’re typing a fictional character (or anyone you don’t have full access to), you’re looking closely at what’s motivating their behaviors in order to infer the correct cognitive functions. A lot of the time, characters are simply motivated by plot requirements, in which case those behaviors may or may not be a reliable indicator of their true type. If someone is simply reacting to the environment, their action is “extraverted behavior” but not necessarily classifiable as true extraversion; if someone is being reflective because the plot has thrown them a significant problem, it’s “introverted behavior” but not necessarily classifiable as true introversion - these could just be situational factors or plot driven behaviors.

2) Notice the times the person is left to their own devices, without any environmental pressures, because you’re more likely to see their natural behaviors in those moments. Notice the scene openings where the camera “catches up” with a character, what have they been doing prior to that moment? I’ll use the show Friends as an example since many people are familiar with it. When the camera catches up with Chandler in his apartment, he can often be observed reading or finishing a bath, these are solitary activities that imply a significant need for quiet time. Joey is often watching noisy TV, eating, napping (out of boredom), or just getting back from a date, which implies a strong need for sensory and social stimulation. Monica is usually with someone and in the middle of cleaning, rearranging, or perfecting a recipe so as to make her home inviting and comfortable, which implies a strong need to be orderly and valued for her effort.

3) Sometimes personality can be more apparent in what someone DOESN’T do or fails to do. E.g. If the plot compels a character to take action but they often DON’T and inertia sets in, you can take that as a sign of introversion; if the plot compels a character to reflect but they often DON’T and they keep blindly pressing forward, you can take that as a sign of extraversion. The same principle applies to all four dichotomies. In these cases, situational factors have collided with dispositional factors: the environment is compelling them to behave one way but their personality is stronger in compelling them to do the opposite, which sometimes worsens the situation for them as they fail to properly address pressing problems.

4) Character development often follows plot development. In the average story, a character is usually presented with a significant problem/obstacle to resolve/overcome, and their failures/misfortune will take them into their emotionally lowest point before climactic resolution in the final act - this process signals character growth to the audience. (1) How did they arrive at their lowest emotional point (did they overindulge any functions?), (2) How did they behave at their lowest point (did their lower functions act up under stress?), and (3) What did they need to do in order to climb out of their lowest point (did their functions “adjust” and resolve the issue)?

I just watched the Wonder Woman movie, so I’ll use that as an example since it has a fairly typical plot: Diana slides into her lowest point because she severely oversimplifies the problem (Se) and is naive in her rigid moral worldview (Fi), often charging headfirst into everything (Te) and unwilling to reflect more carefully on the complexity of the situation even when explicitly advised to (Ni). At her lowest emotional point, she gets extremely judgmental of people’s moral worth (Te loop), becoming doubtful about who she really is and darkly pessimistic about whether her actions really make any meaningful impact in the world (Ni grip). Her attitudinal conflict (E:Se-Te vs I:Fi-Ni) and the plot conflict are resolved when she gets back in touch with her core moral beliefs (Fi) and what they mean for her going forward (Ni). She’s a psychologically healthy individual, but she is an extravert who over-extraverted with the external conflict and then tripped into an internal conflict, therefore proper introverting was what she needed in order to reestablish the cognitive balance required to solve the narrative conflict effectively.

The opposite would happen with an introverted character, a good contrast that comes to mind is Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (it’s been awhile so the details are sketchy). Katniss is an extremely reluctant hero, thrust into a situation that she really doesn’t want to be in after she wins the game. While she dislikes the conditions she lives in, she is resigned to them and often chooses a “keep your head down” strategy instead of rebelling (Si) because she is convinced that any attempts to create real change will garner extremely undesirable consequences (Te), so she only takes action in the moments when the moral imperative is undeniable and unavoidable (Fi), not able to imagine how else she could address the mounting problems before her (Ne). She slides into her lowest emotional point because she always wants to stay out of everything unless something impacts her directly and forces her to get involved, sticking with her own moral calculations even when the world is continuously compelling her to step up, even when lesser people were already stepping up (Fi loop), and she acts out in abrupt and rather impotent ways whenever she feels overwhelmed by helplessness (Ne grip). Her attitudinal conflict (I:Si-Fi vs E:Te-Ne) and the plot conflict are resolved when she finally admits/recognizes that she possesses great power to affect change (Te) and that she should consider the bigger picture and how she can make things better for everyone rather than only caring about the individuals who matter most to her (Ne). She’s a psychologically healthy individual aside from the guilt/trauma of her experiences, but she’s an introvert who over-introverts, she’s over-cautious and her inner conflicts often hold her back from solving the external conflict, therefore proper extraverting was what she needed in order to reestablish the cognitive balance required to solve the narrative conflict effectively.

No valid excuses really as this is already like 2 days late but I had no idea about AAC until this morning so here’s my go at it right now!

ASTRO AUGUST CHALLENGE 2017: Day 1: Who is your bias?

y o o n  s a n h a ♡

the very first and foremost reason why he’s my bias is because of his smile

all else aside, it’s his smile that made fall at first sight and it’s that smile again that reminds me every single time just how lovely, pure, playful, adorable, and simply radiant he is! seeing him grin never fails to make my heart skip a beat and seeing him happy never fails to make me happy too :))

i also love his voice! it’s bubbly at times yet soothing at others and for his young age, sanha’s vocals stand out immensely & are extremely stable! watching him have fun with the members and really enjoy performances makes me one proud af mom aroha

guitar (man don’t even get me started)

dance (tbh i was really surprised when i first saw sanha dance! as tall as he is, he manages to dance so smoothly! all the pre debut i-teen performances had me like :0)

aegyo (no explanation needed, y’all already know)

the fact that he is strangely quite flexible LOL

yoon sanha loves french fries 

he is such an evil maknae at times

yet it’s so evident that he cares so much for all the people around him, whether it’d be astro members, or aroha, and especially for his family.

he is SUCH a dork (a talented dork don’t get me wrong)

really, a dork

but he’s a beautifully wonderfully and absolutely ENDEARING lil dork and i truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I never asked for this to happen to me… It just did.”

This has been the thought running through my head lately, among many - that is to say, I’m struggling to get out of a rough patch. Dui is my bias for a reason - because despite being, simply, the victim of unfortunate circumstance, he manages to find compassion for everyone and everything.

Learning Experience {Vamp!Jisoo}

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Vampires. You hated them.
Maybe it was because you were a witch and witch blood tasted sweet to vampires or maybe it was because they never age while witches age at a much slower pace. Or maybe, it was even because they were naturally good looking without any magic. Not that you weren’t. But you’re pretty sure the main reason so such bias hatred was because your new high school homeroom teacher was a vampire that picked on you for every reason he could.

The two of you started at the school at the same day, though you were a senior and he was a teacher. All the students were in an uproar when he walked in but the first thing he did was lock eyes with you and you swore you could see red. You weren’t sure how exactly you felt about your homeroom and English teacher, Hong Jisoo, but you were sure that he was out to get you.

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mMMm @ that banner my edit skills on point am i right–

so somehow my 2-year anniversary and my 1k milestone ended up roughly lining up with each other so we’re doing a twofer. As always I just really want to THANK YOU GUYS for investing some of your creative energy in me, or even just some space on your dash. IT MEANS A LOT TO ME because I care about Three so much and she wouldn’t have come as far as she has without you guys to write with or meme with or just casually chat with. That there are so many of you who are willing to partake in and deal with the way i gush over and portray her for so long is incredibly humbling and I am so so so grateful for that and for all of you.


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In defense of Laurance Zvahl

So, just a heads up, this is a long ass post about Laurance and my tired self who’s bitter about how much hate he gets. I love to hear y’all thoughts? Maybe one day, I’ll do a more professional analysis about his character but for now this will do.

Here we goooooooo.

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anonymous asked:

Do you think it is possible for Sylar to be the father of Claire's twins? I'm dying to know!

In short – YES, I do think it is a possibility.

But I have shipper bias so I’ll state actual logical reasons, lol. Read more because it’s long.

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HOPE ON THE STREET SETTING ME ON FIRE! This was my favorite freaking part from the whole broadcast. I couldn’t stop smiling and screaming at my phone.

Honest to God, I just feel so in love when he posts HOTS. And not because he’s my bias- his dancing is really the reason why I became so attached in the first place. That morning when I woke up to watch Show Champion, and BTS was performing We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2.. I think if J-Hope didn’t have that small solo, I wouldn’t be where I am right now with support. I’m sure I would have liked Bangtan sooner or later, but early days? I don’t think so. It would just be a different love I think. Y'all, I’m so blessed he exist. I’m happy seeing him perform on stage and showing everyone what he can do. I’m so so happy that he’s receiving love from many people around he world. He’s always trying his best and I admire him for that. Street dancing isn’t all that popular anymore, but I love how he’ll never let it die. I love how he’s always wanting to share with his fans, his own members, the art and beauty of street dancing. You can clearly see his passion through his dancing and it makes my heart feel so warm. Please never stop what you’re doing, J-Hope, Jung Hoseok.

SHINee’s 1 of 1 MV (Music Video Analysis)

The views presented in this analysis are a part of my own individual interpretation of the video, which means they are subject to error. This post is based off of the video from the official SMTown Youtube channel.

When I first watched the video this morning, I wasn’t planning on doing an analysis post–because it’s a dance video in a box set. Nevertheless, I think it’s worth it to explore the concept of “one of one.” I’ll just try to make it relatively brief.

1of1 means one: As a whole, I find the easiest explanation for why there are so many girls in the video is that it makes this particular definition of “1of1” more impactful. The “one” is one person, but they are not the only person in the world. 1of1 means they are not the only one. It means there are others. It means there are countless others. But even so, that one person is not one out of 10, or 20, or 100, or 1,000,000. Only the fact that they are them is taken into consideration. It’s not “I pick you out of a room,” it’s “I pick you out of a room because for me there are no other options. You are the only one I see.“ There are 25 other girls, but there is only one you. That’s all they care about. That’s all that matters. 

1of1 means many: Generally, I think that’s the message the video is trying to get across. However, there’s also another interpretation of the video I find compelling. In that wonderfully dorky promo video we got a few days ago, SHINee came to the conclusion that 1of1 equaled SHINee World. In some ways, it’s possible that this video is portraying the relationship between SHINee and Shawols. In this interpretation, the general meaning of “1of1” remains–the one you choose no matter how many options are given–though with a different explanation for why there are so many girls. There are enough girls to the point where their sheer number becomes a unifying factor. It’s like how a crowd is many, but is still just ‘a’ crowd. All of the girls are “one,” and this “one” they represent is another crowd–Shawols. More than that, SHINee is our “1of1.”

The video begins with clips of a few different girls. Though we see specific parts of them, we don’t see their faces as a whole. We don’t see enough to properly identify them. We have elements of many girls but not a clear image of a girl as a whole. The non-specificity helps to support the theory that “only one” refers not to a literal “one” in this case, but to many individuals who can be categorized as one.

There are several instances of dance solos within this video. Not that there aren’t videos with solo shots of the members, but I can’t really think of another instance like this, where they’re dancing without the others and it’s not just a trick of a camera angle. That being said, who do you look at in these instances? You look at Taemin, and Key, and Onew, and Minho. It’s almost preposterous to ask who you would look at in these shots, because obviously you’d look at the members. But these aren’t solo dances. There are backup dancers there, but we hardly pay attention to them, if at all. In each of these instances, there are five people on screen dancing (except Onew who’s sitting), but we only notice one. They stand out against the professional dancers, against the pretty models. In this way, the video fosters a sort of reciprocation of the “1of1″ concept between the viewer and SHINee. 

The metaphor can extend beyond the video, to the extent that SHINee is the group we notice amongst others. They’re the group we pay attention to, the group we choose. (This concept gets a little tangled for those who are multifandom or don’t have SHINee as their bias group). 

All of the girls are also color-coded in accordance with a specific member. Taemin’s girls are a mustard yellow, like his suit. Jonghyun’s wear blue and red, like his suit and sweater. Key’s girls wear blue, like his sweater. Onew’s girls wear a bright red, and Minho’s a deeper maroon. Within the Shawol as 1of1 theory, these groups could symbolize each member’s individual fanclub. Shawols choose SHINee and SHINee chooses Shawols, but this can speak of a more specific dynamic within the fanclubs. Because these girls match to a member, and we match to our bias as well. The reason we choose them is because they suit our preferences in one way or another. 

These shots are also an extension of the ways in which the viewer reciprocates “1of1″ with SHINee. Even amongst these gorgeous girls, we still tend to look at SHINee, don’t we? These specific shots even offset SHINee in a way to ensure that our attention goes to them. Onew is in the center of a circle. The girls lean back to reveal Jonghyun standing behind them. Taemin is on another step entirely.  

This image further supports the relationship between fans and SHINee. Jonghyun’s girls mirror him, with their legs crossed, sitting relatively still. Onew’s girls sit with their legs crossed as well, but they dance along with him. They match the members. But they also match each other. This uniformity can reflect the unity between fans. 

From the outside, fandoms can appear messy. We all mix together. It looks chaotic. Some fans are close. Some are on the fringes. 

But when you look from above, there’s a definite pattern. There’s a harmony. We as fans all work in relation to each other and to SHINee. There’s unity here. 

We pick SHINee. They pick us. 

That’s what 1of1 means. 

Do you ever just....

Do you ever just look at your bias and hold your breath a little. In every way they are so beautiful in your eyes and you appreciate them so greatly.

Do you ever just love them and want to hug them but in a very platonic friendship way?

Do you ever just smile like an idiot because of them?

Do you ever feel better and cheer up once you see them?

Do you ever have this heart aching feeling at the fact that you could never meet them?

Do you ever feel upset for them when they are going through hardships?

Do you ever just sigh and have no idea what to say about your bias-but you have so many thing you would like to thank them for?

Do you ever feel alone and distraught-but your bias some how makes you feel otherwise?

A bias is not just someone you are intrigued by. A bias is not just someone you like or think is beautiful.

A bias is someone that you can relate to. That you can smile with. Someone that somehow speaks to you in a way that others cannot.
A bias is like a friend-they are important to you in every way and that is just fine. They are like friends, family, they cheer you up and make you smile. After all the reason why you bias them anyways is because you smile like an idiot and they make you feel warm.