Ive had many anons come to ask me about seventeen, and im honoured you have come to me! before I start, I will just let you know that this will be a long post, and will start under the cut, and welcome to the carat fandom! :)
Something that needs to be said, and something that I had to learn myself, is that the views on a music video put out by a group does not determine whether or not that group is underrated. For example, if we went based off of views, NU’EST wouldn’t be considered underrated because their MV “Face” has 56,862,227 views. Sales and wins is what determines how popular a group is.
It is why people still talk about Monsta X being underrated despite that they have 26,652,516 views on their MV for “Hero.” A group can have a really popular music video/song and still be underrated.
been wanting to draw this since the Spring Day mv (minute 2:21 go check) came out but I kept on procrastinating. Now I’m posting this (i made it so quickly) before all the attention goes to the japanese bs&t mv bC LeTS FACE iT, THAT MV WILL DESTROY US ALL :-)
N/A: Uma coisinha nova que eu estou tentando. Dessa vez, não são snaps, mas texts ^^ É minha primeira vez fazendo-os, então me perdoem se não ficou tão bom. O idioma em que foram feitos é o inglês, mas as traduções estarão logo abaixo. Espero que gostem!
S/N - Isso é arte. E a provável causa da minha morte.
Nam - Estou feliz que você gostou, babe.
S/N - “Gostou” é uma palavra muito fraca para os ataques que eu acabei de ter. Você me conhece e sabe muito bem que eu devo ter acordado a vizinhança inteira, você poderia pelo menos me avisar da próxima vez?!
Nam - Nope, é bom saber que você acorda a vizinhança inteira mesmo quando eu não estou em casa, babe ;)
S/N - (Gíria americana)
S/N - INFIRES
Suga - Não começa com essa merda, por favor babe. Eu não estou no clima agora.
S/N - E EU NÃO ESTAVA NO CLIMA PARA TER QUASE UM ATAQUE DO CORAÇÃO, MAS, OPS, A BIGHIT LANÇOU O TEASER PARA SPRING DAY
Suga - Culpe a Bighit, não eu. Estou feliz em saber que você gostou, aliás. Obrigado babe.
S/N - DE NADA POR QUASE MORRER.
Suga - Cala a boca, não exagere sua idiota.
S/N - Cala a boca? Apenas se você vir aqui e fizer isso por mim, ou continuarei com o spam.
Suga - Estarei aí em 5 minutos.
S/N - INFIRES MAN.
Suga - Vamos ver se você vai ser capaz de gritar isso para a vizinhança toda em alguns minutos.
S/N - SUA VOZ ESTÁ ME MATANDO. QUE COISA LINDA, PARECE O PARAÍSO. E O TEASER, DEUS, O TEASER. TIPO, KIM SEOKJIN, POR FAVOR, POR FAVOR, POR FAVOR, NÃO.
Jin - Não o quê, babe?
S/N - NÃO ABUSE DE MIM! SUA VOZ, SUA FACE, A MÚSICA, O MV… Ugh, acho que vou começar a cavar minha sepultura.
Jin - Ou você pode simplesmente deitar no meu peito enquanto eu tento te acalmar, o que acha disso?
S/N - Seokjin, é por isso que eu te amo tanto. Mas eu ainda vou cavar minha sepultura, só no caso.
Jin - Boba.
S/N - Acho que a próxima inundação/diluvio está chegando.
Hoseok - O que?! Onde você viu isso, babe?
S/N - No seu teaser para Spring Day. A MÚSICA VAI TER A COISA QUE VAI FAZER TODO O FANDOM CHORAR, E SABE, QUASE QUE O MUNDO TODO É ARMY.
Hoseok - Melhor eu preparar meu barco.
S/N - Não só seu barco, seu dinheiro também porque você sabe que eu vou destruir seu celular com todo o spam dia 13.
Hoseok - Não ouse me enviar spam.
S/N - Não duvide de mim quando o assunto é comeback. É guerra, babe, é guerra.
The story starts with I Need U, in which all the members lose their innocence and are exposed to the harsh realities of the world. All of them are dealing with personal problems that force them to abandon their youth much too early. I used to think that everyone but Taehyung and Jin died in I Need U, but now I don’t think so because of how the story is progressing. (not going to go into much detail because I think we pretty much all got this part)
Moving on to the Prologue, this represents a hallucination of Jin in which all of them are together, having fun, and happy. Contrary to the rest of the members’ problems, Jin’s problem is that all of his friends are falling apart. So, he imagines a world in which they are all together to ignore the reality. Taehyung is also not aware of reality, but him jumping into the water represents him waking up and entering the real world to deal with his problems.
Run represents the perfect, utopian society of Omelas that only consists of their happy, youthful memories spending time together. The scenes such as Taehyung and Namjoon getting arrested and Yoongi and Jungkook fighting show the dark aspects of society seeping in through their dream state, but the problems are overshadowed by the innocence and chaos of their friendship and youth. This utopia is a figment of Jin’s imagination, as he is the last one to wake up from the dream of maintaining their happiness and youth.
The Wings teasers represent all of the individual members waking up from their dream states and venturing out into the real world. They were all somehow separated after Run and have to deal with the severity of their problems shown in I Need U. Throughout the teasers, there are multiple signs or attempts at communication between the members, such as Yoongi hearing Jungkook’s whistle and the phone booth in Namjoon’s teaser. They are all separated and alone in the real world, but they are trying to reach out to each other because they are stronger when they are together. Another key thing to note is the painting of the forest in Jimin and Hoseok’s teasers. They are both trapped in a mental hospital, which is supposed to provide them security and protect them from the danger that is themselves, but it instead is just shielding them from the truth and reality. The painting of the forest is Jimin and Hoseok’s only window to the outside world and represents an escape from the artificial society they are living in to the raw, natural world.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears and the Boy Meets Evil concept represent the temptation that comes with the corruption of society. This is where the Omelas story begins to tie in more. The happiness of the utopian society depends on the suffering of a child, but most people in the society turn a blind eye to the child’s misery because it means their own prosperity. Now that the members have reconnected in the real world, they have to decide whether they will turn a blind eye to the corruption or whether they will oppose it. Basically, they’re face to face with the evil of society, shown with Jin standing looking at the angel statue with the black wings. His choice to kiss the statue represents them embracing the evil of society rather than ignoring its existence like most people. At the end of the MV, Jin’s face begins to crack, showing that the evil is now a part of him, but it is just a small crack, rather than causing them all to shatter. The members have accepted the dark side of society, so they are able to move on.
Since only the teaser is out for You Never Walk Alone, there’s not much to go on, so I’ll probably update with more when the actual MV drops. But, from what I saw, this will be the members leaving the corrupt Omelas behind and venturing out on their own paths. In all the scenes, they are together in places that appear to be either abandoned or outside of society. There’s also lots of scenes within nature, which represent freedom from the constricting society. They are walking away from Omelas, but they are walking together, showing that in the end, they didn’t allow society to tear apart their friendship and youth. I think the underlying message of this is BTS trying to say that the prosperity of society cannot depend on the suffering of the youth. Throughout their music, they have messages criticizing society, specifically the education system. They’re probably trying to tell young people that you can escape from the constricting standards of society and find your own path to accomplish your dreams because there will always be people willing to walk next to you.
There’s obviously lots of details missing from this, but these were just my general ideas.