Let’s face it – as fans of Korean music, there unfortunately aren’t many places we can get merch that doesn’t scream “LOOK AT ME, I LIKE KPOP.” Speaking for myself, I’d rather wear a shirt out knowing I won’t have to explain “what’s Bangtang?” to everyone I interact with that day. Not that I mind talking about my tastes, but if people who wear Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, or Adele shirts don’t have to do it, why do I have to? Hopefully, you feel the same way.
There aren’t many sites and resources selling merchandise with subtle references to the artists we love, so I created my own. At first, I only planned on buying these for myself, since I have no desire to make a profit off of these (I already have a job, I don’t need two). However, it only seems fair to share it with other ARMYs as well :)
I created a REDBUBBLE so you all, if you’d like, can have merch with subtle hints to Bangtan as well. The six above are a few of the designs already on the RedBubble account, so feel free to take a look!
Each design is available as shirts, jackets, phone cases, table/laptop cases and skins, pillows, mugs, notebooks/journals, bags, and prints/posters of different varieties. I’m willing to slightly alter designs (colors, placement) if need be, and don’t mind taking recommendations. However, I put a lot of thought into the meaning and look of each design (many of them were altered drastically, and some are graphics I never continued, so I have done a lot of reflecting on each one), so the way they are published is how I intended for them to look. I hope you’ll give my work a glance!
I mean, comic book movies aren’t my huge thing, if I’m being honest.
A little closer.
…Okay. Between you and me, I enjoyed the couple of DCEU movies I’ve actually seen (MoS and BvS) more than the Disney Marvel movies. I liked Ben Affleck as Batman, and I think Wonder Woman looks like it’s going to be neat.
I just came back from uni to Calum sitting shirtless on the couch watching football while drinking beer, his feet up on the ottoman and his hand down his pants. Very very casual.
The word douchebag popped instantly into my mind at this sight and I only felt righter when he replied, glancing shortly at me before focusing back on the tv:
“You look like shit.”
I laugh bitterly to our friendly greetings and drop my bag to fling myself next to my boyfriend. Also known as the douche who practically lives in my flat and stays there all day when I’m at uni. I grab the bottle from his hand and take a swig before getting it snatched by him, his eyes detaching from the screen only for an instant.
“Go get one. They’re in the fridge.”
I don’t even bother answering. After two minutes of staring at the screen with a slightly disgusted expression, slumped on the couch, I groan and get up slowly. I walk to the kitchen and take some wine, bringing it to my lips to drink straight out of the bottle.
“Long day huh”, says Calum suddenly right behind me.
“Don’t you have a game to watch?”
He shrugs and opens the fridge.
Calum closes the door and turns around to face me.
“I actually cooked dinner today, he tells me matter-of-factly.
“Good. I’ve never been so hungry”, I reply putting the bottle down and looking at the metal pot of pasta on the hob. I hoist myself on the counter and pick one from the pot.
“When are we eating”, I ask, glancing at Calum.
“Dunno, when you’re hungry I guess.”
“So like, now?”
He chuckles and shakes his head. I don’t see what’s so funny. I looked at him, annoyed.
“What’s the joke?”
Calum gets to me and stands between my legs.
“You’re a joke”
I roll my eyes at such a childish insult and he inches his face closer to mine.
“You annoy me”, I breath, my thoughts blurring and blurring more as his lips get closer to mine.
“Do I? Huh?”
He’s almost whispering now and with this he presses his lips on mine, shutting me up before I let out yet another stupid remark.
I don’t budge at first, letting him hold my waist and kiss me but shortly after my hands snake instinctively around his neck and I bring his face closer to mine, inclining my head to deepen the kiss.
He’s the one to pull back after minutes pass slowly and I casually open a near drawer to get myself a cigarette. I bring it between my lips and Calum takes out a lighter from his pocket to lights it for me. I take a long drag staring at him. His eyes are dark brown and intently locked on mine.
How does he irritate me so much?
I lean in like I would do for a kiss but breathe out into his parted mouth, letting the smoke drift past his lips inches from mine.
“Stop looking at me like this.”
He exhales, the smoke swirling off his lips with his eyes still fixed on mine and asks with a faint smirk on his face.
“What’s so up your ass today?”
He’s kind of really hot when he does that. That half smirk. I can’t help feeling a tad turned on. And so I tear my gaze from him and look out the window behind him instead, taking another puff from my cigarette.
“Not yet though.”
I can’t keep myself from smiling. Calum’s lips part quickly into a grin and he looks at me even closely.
“Did the mention of anal sex really succeed into putting a smile on your damn face?”
I playfully punch his shoulder to lean my forehead on it, sighing.
“You’re a dick.”
“I’m your dick.”
This time I laugh. He thinks he’s clever, this idiot. I’m just exhausted.
He kisses me again, but this time it’s soft and more…heartfelt. His lips taste of a mix of cigarette smoke and alcohol, a mix I’m quite used to now. They taste of him. We break apart and I slide down from the counter on my feet, handing him the lit cigarette.
“Here, can you finish this? I’m going to dress the table or something.”
Calum sighs, taking it between his fingers.
“You never finish those. Just don’t smoke them if you can’t go through the whole thing!”
“I’ll remember this next time.”
With this I turn my back to him to get plates but I still see him bring the cigarette to his mouth. This happens every time. If he’d refuse to smoke it I wouldn’t waste so many cigarettes but although he complains, he’s always the one who finishes my smokes when I can’t or don’t want to do it.
I get two plates out and turn around to put them on the counter but am almost knocked off my feet by Calum, rushing to the living room in panic.
I think it’s so interesting how Jungkook mentions Namjoon and Jimin when he’s talking about making a ‘BTS band’. Like, it looks like he’s making fun of them, because Jimin’s not the best rapper, but…Namjoon is a pretty good singer. He knows this. He’s even sang a cover and an original with Namjoon. So…did he throw that in there just so he could tease Jimin? Or does Jimin really have some secret rap power we don’t know about? I can’t figure Kookie out! ^.^
But he’s just like, Namjoon hyung can be lead vocal, Jimin hyung can rap…..and everyone else can play instruments. Like what was the point of this Jeon Jeongguk?!
*Shows up late to the party with something that definitely should have been done before (or was it??)* So I tried something out with the shading (considering I haven’t done anything digital in…idk, a month? More? and I quite like it. So that’s definitely an option for the future. Also I haven’t posted Solangelo, like, ever? How I do not know, because look at them! Cute dorky boyfriends!