february march 2012

TIMELINE: February 2012

Wow. Your eyes are not deceiving you. I actually finally got this timeline done almost 6 months after I posted January 2012. That’s in part to album promo, the holidays, etc., but also due, in large part, to the scope and length of this timeline. As I’ve progressed through 2011 and into 2012, there are much more articles, tweets, pictures and videos to wade through and make sense of. 

But I think this one will be worth it.

August 2011 was what I call “bulletproof weeks.” February 2012 had a similar feel. Harry had “broken up” with Caroline at the very end of January (the same day he flew to America to start his American career wow what a coincidence) and Louis and Eleanor were barely half-assing it. These 4 weeks are so important, as I believe they were the last weeks they had where they were able to publicly display the reality and nature of their relationship without a lot of negative consequences. 

And they did not hold back.

Keep reading

MARCH 2012: It is time.

Almost 2 years ago, I set out to explain why March 2012 was an overwhelmingly significant moment in the career arc of One Direction. I realized quickly that conveying the significance of the 31 days in March would be difficult without “a little context." 

You can read more of that "context” here: September 2011, October 2011, November 2011, December 2011, January 2012 and February 2012

March 2012 will be posted in 5 parts: 

  1. March 1-10
  2. March 11-17
  3. March 18-24
  4. March 25-31
  5. Post-Mortem

I hope this doesn’t disappoint. I hope it conveys just how frenetic this time was, both professionally and personally for Harry and Louis.

And I hope it sheds some light on why we are where we are right now.

Part 1: March 1-10


Original post by: Issing Garden http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_a05955bb0101lyb1.html#bsh-24-438123517

 You may have recently heard the name “Lay” or “Zhang Yixing” sounding at your ear and you may be curious who is guy named Lay? If you want to find out more about him, just read the compilations below ^^ Hope they will provide you with satisfactory answers~

Lay’s chinese name is Zhang Yixing, he was born on 7 October 1991 in Changsha, a city in Hunan province in China. He is a Chinese member of EXO/EXO-M ^^  The below compilation has been split into 6 parts: Stage, Talent, Thanks To, Message, Variety, Behind-the-scenes~

P.S: The recommendations below are not the full compilation, please pardon if anything is missed out. Also, we are unable to find the original link of some fancams so we have used the links from “张艺兴视频博”, “Bright_Star张艺兴资源博” as well as other reuploaders, we hope that the owners will understand >< And also thank you to these 2 fanbases ^^

*The below compilation is updated as of 24 June 2014 ^^

1. Stage

 As the group’s main dancer and sub-vocalist, the Yixing onstage, embodies confidence in every move, and every song is sung with deep overflowing feeling. Time has allowed Yixing’s onstage performance to become increasingly mature and natural, but it has not decreased the passion and dedication Yixing has for the stage.

 In 26 December 2010, Yixing revealed his identity as a trainee to participate in the company seniors’, SHINee’s 1st Concert in Tokyo, as a dance replacement for Jonghyun who was injured at that time. The first time standing on such a huge stage, he was humble and a little shy.

LUCIFER by Sapphire_Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC8U5PNO2so

RING DING DONG by Sapphire_Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCr63khb68Y

ISSING-GARDEN’s Yixing official cuts compilation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btO9uLLU8NE


17 January 2012, EXO-M’s official site released Yixing’s first official teaser video- PHOENIX. The powerful dance attracted everyone’s attention and it was also the first time Lay appeared in front of everyone as a member of EXO.

EXO Teaser 10_LAY Phoenix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6yCa5YmtPw


Shortly after that, 27 January 2012, 22 February 2012, 1 March 2012, EXO’s official site released 3 other debut teasers featuring Lay, showcasing the charms of Lay.

EXO Teaser 12_KAI_LAY Two Moons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJLfGhDHigo


EXO Teaser 19_LAY & CHEN & BAEK HYUN Beautiful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKBJaDKJpXs


EXO Teaser 22_LAY & SE HUN Angel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioPpgosTzW0


31 March 2012, the official video for <MAMA> was released at their debut conference. On 1 April 2012, EXO held their China debut showcase at the Great Hall of the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. On 8 April 2012, EXO-M had their first performance in Shenzhen for the 12th Music Billboard Awards 2012, since then LAY has officially debuted as a member of EXO.

MAMA MV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ9sTtXSDwo

EXO_SHOWCASE HD Full version Part 1-4 ENG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVNDd1qdCog





14 April 2012, SM’s choreographer Greg Hwang uploaded a predebut dance practice video of LAY and XIUMIN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEKnKftL3hg


25 April 2012, EXO-M recorded Happy Camp in Hunan and Yixing showed his dance skills ^u^

XINGPARK solo cut fancam http://t.cn/8FWkBce

18 June 2012, EXO-M recorded Music high in Tianjin

MAKE ME PROUD Phoenix cut fancam http://t.cn/zlzkiyR
(Youtube) XINGPARK Phoenix fancam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlTWLIwWRdA

5 July 2012, while recording <China Big Love Concert> in Chengdu, Yixing who was singing onstage looked especially deep and charming ^^

Puzzlepiece Angel fancam http://t.cn/zW53Bqu

Youtube reupload by Chan Mokpo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD-i48quZLY


24 July 2012, EXO-M recorded Show! The Stars of Asia

LOVELYIXING fancam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiPEq1TLwpk


30 November 2011, EXO attended the Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) held in Hong Kong. Other than performing their own songs, they also performed their seniors’ songs ^^

MAMA & Mirotic & Lucifer- Mnet Asia Music Awards (Starts at 48:03) http://bit.ly/TJuZB3

ISSING-GARDEN fancam http://t.cn/zjVeYiK

Youtube reupload by myeonchael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn6rdxZ1iso


29 December 2012, LAY and KAI participated in SBS Inkigayo Gayo Daejun’s SM The Performance <Spectrum> recording. He was extremely handsome onstage ^^

Spectrum SBS Inkigayo Gayo Daejun Live Stage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-bR9h_H_4g

ISSING-GARDEN fancam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uow1Gd_On34


19 January 2013, EXO performed their senior, H.O.T’s song <We are the Future> at the 27th Golden Disk Awards in Malaysia.

We are the Future - JTBC 27th Golden Disk Awards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGtAt4KAb2I


25 May 2013, EXO had a performance for the Kyungbok Family Festival. Yixing dyed his hair blonde in preparation for their comeback ^^

mustplan fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QcexZpHj2s (In the fancam, Yixing showed an impromptu dance while one of his EXO members was peforming~)

Fancam by Micky6426 (Starts at 2:20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81ef9Ht8AF0

30 May 2013, EXO revealed the Chinese and Korean versions of the music video for title song <Wolf> from their first full album <XOXO>. Yixing returned to everyone’s eyes with a handsome and attractive appearance as a wolf ^^

Official MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dVvdVpPIok


4 June 2013, EXO recorded Happy Camp in Hunan, and Yixing once again showed off his sexy solo dance

ISSING-GARDEN fancam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm09L9hiH4s

7 June 2013, EXO participated in the Shimshimtapa recording, and Yixing performed a sexy impromptu dance while on the programme

Dance cut by Min buddy (Start at 0:29) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYj1G1XxKEs


29 July 2013, EXO recorded <China Big Love Concert> in Beijing. No matter if it’s in dance, variety or singing, he is still as charming and attractive ^^

ISSING-GARDEN Baby Don’t Cry/Dance performance cut fancam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV3kAUmOEB4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jSoccZyKrs


31 July 2013, EXO revealed the music video <Growl> for their comeback. With a new look and style, Yixing presented a more handsome dance ^^

Onetake version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AAKi1OLZzQ

Original version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5V50s3G7Hc


14 August 2013, Yixing presented a very awesome solo dance on <Weekly Idol> ^^

Youtube upload by shineband exo (Start at 31:12) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AZ3Mj9zdLU#t=1874


28 August 2013, Yixing showed a handsome solo dance on <Beatles Code 2> ^^

Dance cut by Julie Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAnlnfV1_nk


31 August 2013, he danced to the senior’s song on <Immortal Song 2> ^^

Solo dance cut by Exochannelist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRr3CT6sMMo

Performance cut by Double Est https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGPwLPoFPA


10 September 2013, Yixing performed a cool solo dance on <The Music> ^^

ONLAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-QJ3SP4qT0#t=92


14 September 2013, he showed a more handsome performance with the senior’s song on <Immortal Song 2> ^^

Full cut by Shineband exo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_pEUSTarSg

Performance cut by Double Est https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ZPAPG8Cqk


21 September 2013, while on <Immortal Song 2>, Yixing showed off an impromptu solo dance which was full of rhythm

Shineband exo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jad4TuO-O0#t=188


28 September 2013, LAY, KAI and SNSD’s Hyoyeon recorded a segment on <Dancing 9>. Even when there was a little technical problem during the recording, he still managed to give us a complete and handsome performance ^^

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb4uNVbT4KY


14 November 2013, EXO showed an extremely handsome and special stage on the Melon Music Awards ^^

Full performance 1theK (Start 3:22:32) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqYepXfp00

ISSING-GARDEN fancam http://t.cn/8kAV02s

EXODAYDREAM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvi2EIAQlpQ


22 November 2013, while at the Mnet Asia Music Awards in Hong Kong, EXO showcased a special stage for Growl ^^ Yixing was extremely handsome in the remix of the Growl ^^

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycql_T6Fc9c

ISSING-GARDEN fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ObumTw688


4 December 2013, EXO revealed the Chinese and Korean versions of the music for <Miracles in December>, their winter album. After which during their stage for <Christmas Day>, Yixing displayed an extremely sexy dance ^^

QTDPRO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhT6u_e_nH0


19 December 2013, Yixing demonstrated the dance for <Christmas Day> together with Kai and Sehun while on Mnet Wide Open Studio ^^

Dance cut by Chanyeollie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbrNu22BiQ


25 December 2013 During SMTown Week’s Christmas Wonderland concert, Yixing performed and danced to the seniors’ song- <Candy> and he also showed his solo dance. While he showed a cute and energetic dance in the former, his solo dance was one that was powerful ^^

Romantic Healing fancam

CANDY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAllt_yotUE

SOLO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr6iM52YKg4


27 December 2013, Yixing had a special stage on KBS Gayo Daejun, performing Two Moons ^^

Aish ChannelKpop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_zU9R-bxts


29 December 2013, EXO had a collaboration with SHINee, performing <Everybody> on SBS Gayo Daejun

QTDPRO Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id4BhjkBNN8

RAYforLAY fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxRdSMOELGk


6 January 2014, SM’s choreographer Shim Jae Won uploaded a dance practice video of Growl Intro Dubstep for the KBS Gayo Daejun. Wearing a black sleeveless vest while dancing, Yixing’s body line was pronounced and his movements were sharp and neat ^^

EXO Intro Dubstep http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i89jrpLgjPg&list=UUCSgn6Fkmkk0kKApwgka-mQ


16 January 2014, EXO performed their senior, DBSK’s song <Mirotic> while on the 28th Golden Disk Awards

QTDPRO KMusic Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyLcdAAyGyY


15 March 2014, on Shanghai Oriental TV’s programme <Immortal Song>, EXO-M performed Emil Wakin Chau’s <The Happiness of Hardships Together>

Full Cut by WISHeeStar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lple4Najr_0


6 May 2014, EXO revealed the music video for their title song of their mini album <Overdose>. Yixing who was dressed in black and white, seemed extremely handsome and charming ^^

Official music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjXHE2foamc


Starting from 23 May 2014, EXO started their concert tour- The Lost Planet from Seoul, to Japan, to China etc. During the concert, Yixing performed his own composition and choreography <I’m Lay> as well as other handsome stages


LAY-ZONE (HK Stop) fancam http://t.cn/Rv4UwYD

Romantic healing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lQPXIqbd2I

Chere Mamie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnpjDiu8LT8

Other songs http://t.cn/Rv4UwYD

ISSING-GARDEN Wuhan stop 16 song fancam https://www.youtube.com/user/IsSinGarden/search?query=140614+wuhan


Lastly, we’ll recommend some fanmade dance videos ^^

P.S: Because we are unable to find the original uploader from the credits, so we decided to put the reuploads from these 2 fanbases. Hope that the original uploader will understand and thank you to these 2 fanbases ><

 Zhang Yixing Flashback 2013- Lay dance edit ver http://t.cn/Rv0ROE6

Lay powerful dance Let Out The Beast http://t.cn/zTJwWwd

Lollipop http://t.cn/RvwANQC

YIXING_DARK_HORSE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRkIP6f9IX8&feature=youtu.be 

zhang yixing… feel me http://t.cn/8srnJiJ

Zhang Yixing Lover Not A Fighter http://t.cn/8sRkHiM

张艺兴Zhang Yixing~ Very very good http://t.cn/Rv0FTqI

[fanmade] Zhang Yixing My Melody http://t.cn/zRxNAa9

2. Talent

Other than being able to sing and dance, Yixing is also talented in the areas of playing the piano, guitar, compositions etc ^^ The small stature which explodes with musical prowess, makes one sigh in admiration time and again~

11 April 2012, while on Sohu Interview, Yixing used the guitar to play and sing <Just a Friend> by David Tao

Cut by dstmaye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BPRn5jb_F0


20 April 2012, Yixing played and sang to <Endless Love> on Yin Yue Tai’s interview ^^

Cut by exoticbar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdrSDihMg6k


25 April 2012, while on Hunan Satellite TV’s Happy Camp recording, Yixing used the guitar to sing <Happiness, You Know It>

ISSING-GARDEN fancam http://t.cn/Rv0MdHE

LOVELYIXING fancam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou36akG9wi8


28 June 2012, on <Spicy Microphone>, Yixing had a collaboration with the host with his guitar

Cut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7HfcWyMC9c


28 October 2012, while at the Yangtze River Music Festival, Yixing sang his own composition <Because of You> for the first time. This song was written for the fans ^^

MAKE ME PROUD fancam http://t.cn/zlgoApv


19 January 2013, Yixing and Chanyeol provided music accompaniment during the Ending of DFKC in Philippines

Julie Subang fancam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUBciXW2JWw


7 June 2013, Yixing used the piano to perform <Call You Mine> while on Shimshimtapa

Cut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbUDzQVMErQ


17 June 2013, Yixing used his guitar to perform <Officially Missing You> on the recording of Choi Hwajung’s Power Time Radio

Cut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCYdxSP2y6o

26 June 2013, Yixing played JJ Lin’s <Afraid> on the piano while at Kiss The Radio, and he also expressed that this song holds a special meaning to him

Cut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFn2tNxyur8


8 August 2013, Yixing collaborated with the other members while performing <Peter Pan> on the guitar

Cut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF7WIB_PI14


5 September 2013, Yixing performed an original Korean composition on the piano while on Shimshimtapa

Cut by simhy8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd3uF1Jz0UM


20 September 2013, Yixing used the piano to express his feelings on <Beatles Code 2>

Cut by bubbleflex45 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3xniQXDJ-A


20 September 2013, Yixing used the electric guitar and impersonated John Lennon with 3 other members to perform <All My Loving> while on SBS’s Star Faceoff Chuseok Special

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG8tXerlgvA


1 October 2013, after receiving everyone’s birthday wishes, Yixing once again sang his own composition <Because of You> to the fans while at the Shanghai Music Festival

Fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d12Ei3XFWU

是一只足球的77 fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC5PIyqd8-U


16 November 2013, Yixing performed <Endless Love> on the guitar while at <Idol True Colours>

Cut by Boen Loi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxFmlGWgTPM


16 November 2913, Yixing also performed his own composition, <A Song for Mother> on <Idol True Colours>

Cut by HDKpop Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeD0pr9KkFg


9 December 2013, Yixing used the piano to perform <Miracles in December> on the first episode of Oven Radio

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Bsm2C3buA


10 December 2013, Yixing played the piano accompaniment of <Miracles In December> for Chen on the second episode of Oven Radio 

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zoRGqc2Ef0

12 December 2013, SMTOWN uploaded the dance practice video of SMROOKIES SEULGI & IRENE. The background music was composed by Yixing, with the vocals done by Chen ^^

Reup video (since original video cannot be found) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuxQa9_eSLQ


12 December 2013, on the live performance of <Miracles in December> on M!Countdown, Yixing was the piano accompaniment for the whole song ^^

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDd3uhE87pA


13 December 2013, Yixing played the piano accompaniment for the live stage of <Miracles in December> on KBS Music Bank

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw9ul0KmjYM


14 December 2013, Yixing played the piano accompaniment for the live stage of <Miracles in December> on MBC Music Core

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mc5WqYFyYE


15 December 2013, Yixing played the piano accompaniment for the live stage of <Miracles in December> on SBS Inkigayo

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8BLFfvf78w


16 December 2013, on the interview for mydaily, Yixing confirmed that he doesn’t look at the music score while playing the piano and “in order to play the piano, I have learnt to use my ears to listen carefully to the music and play accordingly”


23 January 2014, on episode 9 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing came up with an impromptu composition, coupled with english lyrics ^^

Subs by EXO LIVD VOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sys2JMwS1tk


13 February 2014, Yixing once again composed a piece of music together with his members on episode 12 of EXO’s Showtime

Cut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZMMxxAAnsw


20 February 2014, on newsen’s report of <The Celebrity> Magazine’s interview with Yixing, composer Maxx Song praised Yixing with regards to his musical sense: “Lay has many good ideas with regards to composition and his emotions are very rich, and he is good at writing emotional tear jerking ballads”

Original news http://t.cn/8FQqjQH

English translation by yixingdotjpg on tumblr http://yixingdotjpg.tumblr.com/post/77050096592/lay-the-celebrity-feature-interview

26 February 2014, on the behind the scenes video of The Celebrity magazine shoot with Lay, it showed Yixing’s collaboration with the composer and he also bought the guitar that he wanted. He truly immersed himself into the world of music ^^

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWvcFkiKSHQ


10 April 2014, in a video uplaoded by Dispatch, it showed Yixing playing the piano backstage while at Jackie Chan’s Peace & Love & Friendship concert on 6 April 2014 ^^

Cut by Double EST http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcVKsx1qNY

21 June 2014, on the live show of the CCTV Global Chinese Music show, Yixing composed a song on the spot for the groups at the show, expressing his desire to share the joy of music with the world ^^

Cut by namja124 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkJ01ZA20YA


3. Thanks To

Yixing has said many things before, has expressed the most feelings, and he is always grateful and thankful for the people by his side. Yixing who always has a grateful heart is also our most precious being in our hearts ^^

3 July 2012, during the recording of Happy Camp, Yixing kept on bowing at everyone when the recording had ended

Fancam http://t.cn/zWaY2BA (because we were unable to find the original link, so we used a reupload, hope the owner understands ><)


5 July 2012, during EXO-M’s recording for China Big Love Concert, Yixing said many touching words to everyone and also wished his mother happy birthday at the same time ^^

Cut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Rf9aLYOAw


17 September 2012, EXO-M won their first group award on the Mengniu Music Billboard Festival, with the Most Popular Group of the Year award. Winning their first group award, everyone could not hold back their tears. Yixing also said many thankful words from the heart

Subs by exoticsubs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGpYl2DKZ7s

XINGPARK fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQtqx_UvESU


14 April 2013, while at the 13th Annual Billboard Music Festival, Yixing said in his thank you speech: “On April 2012, we debuted on the Music Billboard Charts with our new song, and we are very lucky that we were able to win the “Most Popular Group” for the rookie category in that same year. Having passed 2012, we are once again able to come back to this fertile land of China on this day in the year 2013. We are thankful for everyone’s love and support which has enabled us to stand on this stage to perform for everyone and subsequently win this award. Really, grateful, overwhelmed, touched and thankful!”

ISSING-GARDEN fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX_390h-Rvg


14 April 2013, at the 13th Annual Billboard Music Festival, Yixing kept bowing to the audience in all directions.

ISSING-GARDEN fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgJcy8hO2j0

30 May 2013, on their first comeback album, <XOXO>, Yixing wrote a whole page of thanks in the THANKS TO part of the album.

“Firstly, thank you to my mother. On this journey, my mum really gave up alot, she kept on cheering for me and encouraging me. It has been hard on you. And the one who has always treated me very well, the dad who taught me how to sing. Even though I may not sing as well as you do, but I will work hard. Thank you grandfather and grandmother, taking care of me since young, until now. Because you guys are teachers, so I was able to grow up in the best environment. I am very sorry I am unable to be by your side now. I hope that you guys stay healthy and I also hope that I will be able to bring joy to the both of you. To the members who are just like family, thank you ♥ Thank you teacher Lee Soo Man, CEO Kim Young Min, Director Nam So Young, Director Kyle Jeong, Director Han Se Min, Director Yoo Young Jin and all the staff at SM Entertainment. Because of them, we are able to showcase the best stage for everyone, especially since the preparations behind the scenes are complicated. Because of us, they need one day or even a few months to prepare, but they still do so silently. I am extremely grateful. For being able to enter SM Entertainment I need to thank Yu Eun noona, Ah Reum noona, Hee Jun noona, Lee Jeung Ah noona for training me for 4 years. And also to all the teachers who taught me during this period, Jin Young hyung, Jae Won hyung, Sang Hoon hyung, Ku Young hyung, Hyo Jae hyung, thank you. Kyu Young hyung, Jae Won hyung, who taught me even past midnight, till daybreak. Also thank you to all our manager hyungs and noonas, Min Uk hyung, Yong Min hyung, Ah Reum noon, Hyun Kyun hyung. Jae Hyeok hyung, Ji Hun hyung, Seung Hwan hyung, Dal Young hyung. Especially Ah Reum noona, who took alot of care of me when I first joined the company. At that time I didn’t know Korean at all, was not able to talk to anyone, thank you for taking care of me. There are times where I would be disobedient, but you would teach me patiently, thank you. And also, thank you to my heroes~ Especially to the big gods who have taken care of everything~ It has been hard on you for these one year. And also to my Xingmi who has accompanied me for 8 years already. If you guys aren’t hereos, then I dare ask, who else can be called hereos?!! i am an ordinary person but I have a special job. But the support, love and care you guys have for me, has made this a warm journey for me. And also thank you for everything you guys have done for me, I remember everything and put them all in my heart, so thank you. To all the fans who are far away, yet continue to give me your utmost support, I did not forget you guys~ Thank you. I hope that you will continue to stay by myself forever, and also thank you to all of EXO’s fans, you guys have worked hard, you guys are the best~! Lastly, thank you to my friends, everyone in class 0315, class 0406 and class 0711, hope that everyone will soar to greater heights with their studies. And also thank you to Kang XK, for always cheering me on. For giving me all the help while I was in Korea, you are the best. Always exploring and discussing with me about composition. Wait for me to come back, and remember to supplement my knowledge on music theory– additionally, thank you Hunan Normal University High School, Teacher Yang, Teacher Zheng, Teacher Li, Teacher Xiong, Principal Chang, Head Teacher Chen, for giving me all the help while I was in school. I would also like to thank my alma mater~ In this new year, let’s work hard~ I love you guys, thank you everyone. Grateful, overwhelmed, touched and thankful~”


4 June 2013, on the recording of Happy Camp, Yixing kept greeting the fans and bowing to them, he was extremely warm ^^

ISSING-GARDEN fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Yc36_u15Q


19 June 2013, when EXO won on MBC! Show Champion, due to the sudden recurrence of his waist injury and was unable to bring a perfect performance, Yixing apologised for that. Yixing who has always set the highest expectations for himself, we believe that you are worth all the glory ^^

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWrP9WGT12I


23 August 2013, on the broadcast of <A Song for You>, Yixing left a message for the Chinese students studying abroad. “ To be able to meet you guys in the world of music is a very magical and lucky, or we can say nice thing. We use music to create the same language and we use music to build a joyful paradise that belongs to us, hope that you guys will continue to work hard, EXO will also continue to work hard too!” ^^

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUIBLsjR79Y


17 October 2013, in the iQiyi interview broadcast, Yixing said many thankful words in the interview: “ Becoming popular, I can say it’s because of the opportunities, I can also say that it is because of luck, and also there is really a lot of people around who who have helped us alot, if I really say it all, I wouldn’t be able to finish. Or I can say, it is because of the noonas who have helped us in our training from the first day we stepped into the company, and then our teachers and lastly Teacher Lee Soo Man who built us together and pushed us out or also CEO Kim. Lastly, our members, every member has different personalities, every member tried hard to understand each other and to accept each other, and finally to after we debuted, all the love that the fans have given us, and also during interviews, all the reporters are very friendly to us, and then also to the composers, they might not be able to feel the glory of being on stage, despite this they continue to help us alot backstage, and to the stylists who help us with our clothes, and all the other staff etc, I feel that we are very lucky to be able to meet so many good people, people who are able to help us.” ^^

Subs by boonyi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gb9DYNrbnY


14 November 2013, on the Melon Music Awards when EXO won the Bonsang, Yixing kept giving the fans below the stage a thumbs up ^^

DAYDREAM fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPX-HKAksjY


14 November 2013, on the Melon Music Awards when EXO won the Song of the Year award, Yixing said many words of thanks to everyone ^^

ROMANTIC HEALING fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0XFTgC4S5Y


22 November 2013, while at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong, Yixing said in his thank you speech: “ Thank you to all those who have helped us, and also thank you to all of our fans, and also, my grandparents as well as my mum are also here today, thank you for coming, thank you guys, I love you all, and also thank you to our manager hyungs who have helped us a lot, our teacher and also thank you to all the members in EXO! I love you all!”

Cut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7SG_ZDx72c


6 December 2013, on the Top Chinese Music Billboards Awards Ceremony, EXO won the Most Popular Group award and Yixing said, “We are very happy to win this award. Are your hands tired (raising the fansupport), you can rest a while. Firstly, thank you Top Chinese Music, and I would like to say something to our fans. You guys always feel that whatever you have done for us is insignificant, but you guys do not know that, from the start of liking us and supporting us, you have already become an irreplaceable part of our lives. If there is no you, there will not be the birth of the word “idol”, so without you guys, there will not be the EXO of today, hope that you guys will be happy and blessed in the year 2014”.

Subs by @__cheonsanim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_q9gBgfjZM

15 December 2013, on the winning stage of SBS Inkigayo, Yixing said, “Thank you to all of EXO’s fans, because you guys have created a miracle in december of us, I love you guys!”

Video by Nhokshockqn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwpRuEKcKAg


25 December 2013, during the ending of SMTown Week’s Christmas Wonderland concert, Yixing picked up a banner with the Korean words “LAY I love you”, and he folded the part with his name at the back and showed the words “I love you”, showing his love to the fans

ROMANTIC HEALING fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbANubyhYo


16 January 2014, while at the 28th Golden Disk Awards, Yixing expressed his thanks to everyone ^^ “I love you guys, thank you everyone, I will continue to work hard!”

Cut by QTDPRO K Music Livehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZdQWEZi7qQ


23 January 2014, Yixing once again expressed his gratefulness to the fans while at the Seoul Music Awards ^^

Subs by anerianat93 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCRdFZcvJGU


8 February 2014, on the 20th Korean Entertainment Art Awards, Yixing once again said: “Thank you to all of EXO’s staff, and also to all of our fans, and I also hope that we will be able to continue walking down this path with your love, thank you everyone.”

ROMANTIC HEALING fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INTtmkLaxFo


22 June and 23 June 2014, on the iQiyi and Tudou interviews that were broadcasted, Yixing discussed much about his first solo shot as an MC~ He was very conscientious and accomodating ^^~

Subs by anerianat93 and namja124

iQiyi video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q4ynIUluDg

Tudou video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Ixgw-zlh4


4. Message

 Other than on interviews and thank you speeches on award ceremonies, Yixing also leaves messages for everyone on EXO-M’s official website as well as other platforms.

 EXO-M’s official website: http://exo-m.smtown.com/ Tutorial on how to leave messages on the official website http://t.cn/8kzQVmM When everyone free, go and leave messages for Yixing ^^

 And also, Yixing’s weibo is @努力努力再努力x (http://weibo.com/u/2706896955) and his Instagram user id is @zyxzjs Please give Yixing your utmost support ^^

P.S: As some of Yixing’s earlier weibo posts have been deleted, so in order to respect him we will not translate those earlier posts that have been deleted ^^ hope you guys will understand >///<

27 April 2012, after the recording for Hunan Satellite TV’s <Happy Camp> recording, Yixing left a message on the official website:

 Hello everyone, I am EXO’s member LAY.

We happily ended our schedule in Changsha.

First time recording the popular <Happy Camp>, thank you to the Happy Camp hosts, Xie Na jie, He Laoshi, Weijia ge, Hai Tao ge, Wu Xin jie as well as all the directors and staff at Hunan Satellite TV for their care. At the same time, I also feel the passion and warmth from everyone in my hometown and also thank you to my friends who came from afar to support us.

And also thank you to the fans who sent us off at the airport, really thank you guys!

While maintaining our high spirits, we once again got the chance to share the stage with our Super Junior seniors, and sat on the same plane with SJ to Indonesia, to attend our SJ seniors’ concert, it really is our honour. It is really hot in Indonesia, just like our enthusiasm, which is rising continuously. We will continue to work hard and do our best!

Thank you everyone who is watching us~



29 September 2012, before Mid-Autumn Festival, Yixing left Mid-Autumn wishes for everyone on the official website:

Wishing everyone a happy mid-autumn~ Hope that everyone will be happy~ Have a happy mid-autumn with your family~ Eat more mooncakes~ Because it is nice to eat ^^~ And also because of reunion~ ♥


8 October 2012, after finishing his birthday event, yixing left a long message on the official website to express his feelings ^^


To my dear fans~ When you guys see this message~ My birthday would have been over already ^_^

Firstly, thank you for this special birthday celebration, allowing me to feel very lucky and very memorable, you have worked hard everyone.

You guys have quietly done a lot for me, I know, and I am very thankful to you all.

What I can do for you is not enough, not at all, or I can even say, nothing at all.

But, I don’t know why I am able to receive so much love. I try to do what I have promised, no matter what happens, to always smile for you all to see, because you guys like seeing me smile.

Seeing the LED boards that you have made for me, the birthday surprise and celebration, the charity work, raising the huge lightboards for me no matter how tired your hands or how much your shoulders ache, in order to see me, you climbed mountains and forged rivers, gathering together from all over the world to see me, but sometimes you couldn’t even see my face.

I held back my tears, to face you guys with a smile, but I really felt apologetic, but there is also nothing I can do. To the shouts and cheers of my name, I can only reply with a smile, I can only stand there and bow at you guys a few seconds longer to thank you all.

What I can do for you would be to always stand on stage and always perform for you all, and show you my happy smile, and read all the letters that you guys write for me. Everyone is very considerate and is very concerned about my health, making me feel very warm.

And I have also realised that everyone’s writing is very good, so just take this as a reply to everyone who loves me~

On this birthday I am especially thankful to my mother, because on this day she labouriously brought me to this world, and also took care of me for so long, thank you mum!

On this birthday I am especially thankful to my Xingmi, because you have allowed an ordinary child’s dream to receive acknowledgement and support. Because you have allowed an ordinary me, this me who is not outstanding at all, to become special. No matter how many months, how many years, or even an entire lifetime, the gratitude in my heart will never change.

Because of your love, I am then able to have a different birthday, a birthday that is truly amazing. It is you guys who have given me a different life, thank you, I love you!

And it’s still the same line: I am willing to give you guys my all, you are the biggest and strongest source of motivation for me to continue walking on.

1 January 2013, in the advent of the New Year, Yixing gave everyone his New Year wishes on the official website ^^

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Hope that everyone will accompany EXO-M year by year. Because of you guys, everyday of the new year will become an amazing one.


15 March 2013, Yixing left a message together with the members for White Day ^^


To our respectful fans and friends ^^

Today is White Day, hope that everyone will be happy and blessed today.

I’ll say something from the bottom of my heart, I really miss you guys~ You guys also miss us a lot too right?

We are really working very hard to prepare for the new album, we won’t disappoint your hopes.

We want to show everyone our best sides~

You guys are the best existence, the most special existence

Love x100100000000000

Who am I??


9 April 2013, after passing their 1 year anniversary, Yixing and all the members left messages on the official website ^^

 Hello everyone, I am Lay ^^

Today is our first anniversary so we are able to reply the fans’ comments but it seems like there is very little~ TT

I want to leave more messages to you guys…Let’s talk more next time~

Thank for all the care you have shown me in this one year, I am working hard continuously, in order to present a more perfect me for you guys to see.

I want to sing my own songs for you, dance the songs I choreograph, play the piano and guitar for you all.

I hope I will have the opportunity to show you guys the many sides of me.

Today I am feeling a little unwell. You guys better make sure you don’t catch a cold, take good care of your health.

Health is the most important.

Thank you guys, my heroes.


15 April 2013, Yixing changed his weibo display picture to the words “Xingmi, best!!!” ^^


21 April 2013, after a huge earthquake struck Ya’an, Yixing changed his weibo display picture to one with the words “Ya’an, jiayou!”, to pray for the victims of the disaster.


5 May 2013, Yixing changed his weibo display picture to one that had the words “Xingmi, Best!!!” and “Ya’an jiayou!” on it ^^


5 June 2013, after going back to his hometown to record <Happy Camp>, Yixing left a message on his weibo for everyone ^^

 “You guys have worked hard, my heroes. Be safe on the way home and rest well.”


7 June 2013, because of the successful ending to the recording of <Happy Camp>, Yixing left a message on the official fanboard for everyone ^^

Hello everyone, I am Lay

I’m very happy that we ended our first activity in China for our new album. This activity has let us to once again feel our fans’ enthusiasm and it has made us very happy as well.

Going back to my hometown, everyone there is still very warm and welcoming. The hosts and seniors also took care of us well. EXO hopes that we will be able to leave a deeper impression on everyone with this activity.

Now our fansigns in Busan and Daejeon have both ended. The enthusiasm and warmth from our fans even after waiting for so long, you have worked hard.

You all have always been working hard to give us the best support, we will repay your support by working really hard. Thank you everyone ^^

18 June 2013, after EXO won number 1 multiple times, Yixing left a message on the official site to express his gratitude to everyone ^^

To all the fans worldwide who have supported EXO, you have worked hard.

Without you, we would not be where we are today. Looking back at the past year, the hard work you have put in while waiting for us. All the sweat that we’ve shed, is actually an answer to God’s question.

Now the journey has begun. We will strive hard, not forgetting our initial feelings. At the same time, thank you for your constant support and care. I hope that we will be able to be together forever.

1 July 2013, after the Hong Kong Dome Festival, as it was raining at the venue, Yixing posted on his weibo after the performance ^^

“It has been hard on everyone, be careful on your way home. Take a warm shower and don’t catch a cold. Thank you”


23 July 2013, after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Gansu Dingxi, Yixing left a post on his weibo to pray for peace

“Praying for Gansu Dingxi… hoping that there will be peace in our country TT”


1 August 2013, before the comeback stage for Growl on M!Countdown, Yixing left a message on the official site ^^

Hi everybody, I’m EXO’s healing Lay ^^

I’m really happy that we are able to meet everyone with our new performance again, I hope that everyone will like and support our new song. We will always receive your support wherever we go, and it feels very warm.

I miss you guys, do you miss me?

I heard that there will be 1000 fans coming to support us today! Is it true! You guys must come ok~

I will continue to work hard and become the most handsome EXO in your hearts. You are my heroes baby.

11 September 2013, Yixing once again uploaded a new weibo display picture with the words “Xingmi, best!!!” ^^

18 September 2013, with the advent of Mid-Autumn Festival, Yixing and the other Chinese members were given the chance to go home and reunite with their family. But because of some reasons, he was unable to get on the flight back home. In order not to let the fans at the airport to continue waiting for him, Yixing posted on weibo:

“Everyone hurry home and eat your reunion dinner, don’t let your family members wait. The dishes are getting cold. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone”


1 October 2013, at the Shanghai Music Festival, the fans gave Yixing their birthday wishes. When the event ended, Yixing posted on weibo:

 “It has been a touching National Day. On this day, my heroes and the fans of EXO-M sang a birthday song to celebrate for me, I feel really blessed! But please take care of your safety, take care of your health and don’t tire yourself out! I still have a lot of things to say! Please wait for my official fanboard message!


7 October 2013, after celebrating his 22nd birthday, Yixing left a 1764 word message on the official site, causing fans to be more touched than they already are:

There are only 365 days in a year, and at a slow pace of 24 hours in a day, one and a half years have passed~ In this one and a half years, there have been really many surprises, too many touching incidents, too much sadness, and too many things to be proud of.

Every time my birthday comes round, it is also a platform for me to talk to you guys. For this birthday message I would like to share my heartfelt thoughts with you guys, will that be alright? ^^

When I was studying, I have never once thought that I would stand on the world’s stage, singing for every one of my supporters, it was perhaps once a dream.

I only hoped that the songs that I’ve composed by myself would get the approval of everyone, or perhaps only using my ability to do stuff in the music industry.

However the dream that I once had, has now been realised thanks to SM Entertainment, every one of you, as well as all those who have helped me along in this journey!

But I’m still a little lost, at a loss at what I’m supposed to do?

I may perhaps still be that little kid who hasn’t grown up, but my job has given me a sense of responsibility, making me grow up and continue walking down this path! In this journey, I’ve slowly come to realise how I’ve changed. And this change may be good and may be bad. Actually, it’s like what I said before: I have a very special job.

I want to be like everyone, what I want is simply what everyone wants, and it’s no different from any other ordinary person. During this period of time, even though I’ve gotten some recognition, but I’ve yet to feel satisfied! I will never give up! I want to do my very best! I want to tell all those who are supporting me, I will do everything in the best of my ability to never ever let you guys down!

Maybe it’s because I’m thinking this way that has caused me to always be in my own world, as if there is no one who can properly understand me. My friends cheer me on over the telephone and whenever I think of every one of my heroes who are supporting me, I truly feel very blessed, and that I should be satisfied. But if I do not achieve perfection, will you guys continue to support me?

I always use this to encourage myself: “My dream is actually not that far, I only need to work hard to fulfill it. Even though I may neglect the scenery in my journey, but I can always see the rainbow in the distance!” Do you guys think this is correct?

Behind the scenes of the seemingly simple birthday support, how much effort did you all put in? And the sweat that have dripped onto every corner of the earth. You all prepared a short surprise for me, but you needed to spend one year of planning, one month of preparations, one day of anticipation. I have truly felt all the hard work you’ve put in. You guys have really worked hard, and have been exhausted, thank you.

Actually, I love to see the lightboards that you guys hold up, love to hear the screams from you guys. But I see you guys fall asleep due to the long wait, get sore throats from cheering and screaming for me, get injuries from all the pushing and shoving… I feel that I’m very selfish.

I really hope that you all will take good care of yourselves, don’t get hurt, don’t be upset because of anything, and even if you are sad, don’t be scared! Because I will write a song to heal you all!

At the airport, a fan asked me “The present that I painstakingly prepared and the heartfelt letter written by others, is there any difference? Why do you not accept my present?” I had no idea how to answer her. I could only say, “I’m sorry”. I’m still thinking, whether my decision to only accept the letter was wrong… resulting in my hesitation to even accept letters now.

It’s actually like this. All these are everyone’s love, I know and I understand. But in actual fact, for you guys to see EXO performing at least once, to be able to buy our album, to raise my lightboard, to cheer for me, or even the fans who are faraway and unable to meet me, but silently wish me a “happy birthday” etc…. these are all the best presents I can ever receive!

Because I’ve heard how the fans have saved up every single cent of their pocket money to buy an album or a present…. or even using up all their money to do all these fansupport… I know. Actually we’re all around the same age, every single cent you have is not easy to earn. Every single cent you have is all your hard work, so I say that I wish everyone would spend their money on more meaningful areas.

The amount of people all over the world who need our help is a lot, to be able to help others is a wish that all have us have, but I also hope that everyone would do what they only can, financially! There might be a little misunderstanding here, which may have caused you guys to donate blindly…

The misunderstanding here is how the fans may feel that doing meaningful things must only be in the form of donations, but it is actually not true. While helping others in their problems, we can also be volunteers, to some volunteer work etc~ Financially, I hope that before any of you give me any presents, or even donate for a cause, please buy something for yourself, for your parents or family members. It can be clothes or just anything that your family members like. Or you can buy something that you need, or buy some nice food for yourself or your family members, or even some nutritious food, to boost your health. After all these are done, then help the needy~ If you guys do this, this is also a present for me!

I hope to receive presents like these every year~ I hope you allow your family members to be able to like us, together with you~ Isn’t it a blessing to be able to sit in front of your television enjoyably, or to watch us perform live? Or is it because you need strength to give me all the support? You must take good care of your body. If you do not take good care of your health, how are you supposed to give us all your warm and enthusiastic support? I know you guys are the best, and of course you will be able to do it!

And there is still me~ I only have a big head~ One neck, two hands, two legs, two feet and one body, all the things that you guys have gifted me, I will never be able to finish wearing them~ But there are times where I’m afraid that if I do not wear them, you all will be sad. I am not able to wear them all, but I’m scared that you will feel that you’ve not given me the right things or that they are not good enough for me.

Actually, everything you’ve given me is good! They’re all really awesome. It’s not only the things you’ve given me, it’s also the videos on the internet, letters…. These are all your blood and soul! I also love them all! I only hope you guys will be happy everyday~ Protect yourself~ Take good care of yourself~ Presents are actually not important! And there is still that line: Your love for me is actually a present to me! And your support also gives me the greatest strength to continue walking on! Thank you for everything you’ve done for me~ I love you all~


25 October 2013, on the way to Japan for the SMTown concert, Yixing posted on weibo:

 “It has been hard on everyone”

1 January 2014, after the recording for the Shanghai Oriental New Year Countdown Concert, Yixing posted on weibo:

“It has been hard for everyone who gave their support today. Really happy today. Did you give your family members a call to send your greetings to them? Happy new year! The year of the horse is here, it’s my grandfather and grandmother’s year! Hope that the elderly will be healthy and happy ^u^”


30 January 2014, on the eve of Chinese New Year, Yixing went back to his hometown and had a reunion with his family, he also updated his weibo:

“Worked hard worked hard. Went home went home. Reunion reunion. Time to eat time to eat. Happy happy. Paid New Year call paid New Year call. What about you guys? Wishing everyone of you guys a happy 2014. I am watching the New Year Eve special show by Dan Dan”


31 January 2014, on the first day of Chinese New Year, Yixing left a message on the official website ^^

Looking back at 2013, touching tears are forming in my eyes. Not allowing it to stay, is to show you the most beautiful stage. Just like when all of you are supporting exo, you worked hard. And some things, you all just won’t tell us about it.

Time flies, in a blink of an eye we have walked passed 2013. This year’s honour and glory, I wish to share it with all members from exo and all of you.

Thinking back when it all just started, over ten boys who were fledgings appeared in front of everyone with those innocent looks, until now awarded with thumbs up and praises, behind all of these is because all of you have built up a strong base for us.

May I say it once again: thankful, regretful, touched, grateful? ^u^

I’m really lucky. If there isn’t exo, there wouldn’t be me today,

I also won’t be able to meet exo who are so passionate. Thank you all for supporting me so much.

Actually because I’m not good at taking care of my own body, I may have been absent more often than not. I would like to apologise to everyone. All of our members are great, everyone has their own areas where they are good in and to improve in. I hope you all will like the variety that exo has.

Waiting, is both long and short. If the timing is too long, it might be forgotten. But I hope that, when we are there performing for you, please don’t be greedy with a nod of your head, or a smile. Because that is what ignites the flames of our determination towards the goal. You all are already something that we must have and cannot lose.

So in 2014 the more we will hold our hands and walk forward together! Thank you all for bringing us everything! May 2014 be auspicious for you! (Our group has a few little horses*, I’m a unicorn, which is categorised under horses, this year please count me in ungrudgingly!)

Little friends, receive more red packets.

Big friends, may your studies improve.

Middle-aged friends, may your salaries increase.

Elderly, may your family be happy always, and be healthy.

And please like exo together 

31 January 2014, at everyone’s strong requests, Yixing posted a photo on his weibo ^^

“First day of new year, like it?”


1 March 2014, before the Nature Republic fansign in Hong Kong started, Yixing posted on the official website ^^

We have reached Hong Kong already, thank everyone for your care and also for coming to the airport to support us.

The fansign will be starting in a while, hope that we will be able to see everyone quickly.

 14 March 2014, a killing rampage happened in Hunan Changsha. After the incident, Yixing posted on weibo to ask for peace:

 “Everyone please be careful! Praying that everyone will be safe, as long as everyone’s safe then that’s good. World peace, peace in China (peace in Kunming and peace in Changsha)”


26 March 2014, after the news report of the missing MH370 flight was released, Yixing reposted the relevant weibo to express his grief:

9 April 2014, on EXO’s debut two year anniversary, Yixing left a message on the official website:

Time has passed really fast

It is already our 2 year anniversary, very happy, very grateful.

I remember when we first debuted on 8 April, there is a very big difference with what we are today

But despite that, you guys still continue staying by our side. Thank you. Thank you for the support you have given us

We will remain the same, to continue striving hard because of your cheers, and will not let you down

In this happy 2 year anniversary, I wish you guys happiness and success in everything you do

And I also hope that your hearts will have us, and behind us will always be you guys


Xiumin hyung! Trend-nim! Hahahaha

13 April 2014, after the Greeting Party in Japan ended, because he saw that the fans were very worried about his health, Yixing left a message on both his weibo and on the official website to reassure the fans ^^

Everything is fine, don’t need to worry. I’m very happy. If only we could stay longer, I would like to thank every single one of you who came to support us. You have worked hard.

11 May 2014, on Mother’s Day, Yixing posted on weibo:

“Wishing all mothers, happy mothers’ day and also wishing all children to be happy and blessed! Mum, happy mothers’ day,  I am unable to go back and spend time with you, I hope you will understand”

17 May 2014, as some pressed fans were harassing his family members, Yixing left a message on weibo:

“I don’t care who you are, don’t scold my family members, don’t touch my fans. They are the most precious beings in my life”

19 May 2014, nearing the days of EXO’s first solo concert, Yixing posted on weibo:

“Working hard to prepare for the concert this time. It’s the last four days already. The song that my heroes want to hear the most, I will present it to you all in the most mature way! Do you know what it is? Please anticipate “I’m….!” ”

19 May 2014, Yixing also updated his Instagram with a picture of half a heart formed with his hand, with the other half of the heart formed by the picture with the words, “Xingmi, best!!!” ^^

20 May 2014, at the fans’ strong suggestion, Yixing changed his weibo display picture into one that has been edited ^^


25 May 2014, before the solo concert in Seoul, the fans realised that Yixing was wearing a shirt that had the word “兴” printed on the back. So Yixing updated his weibo:

Since I have been found out let me tell you guys a secret. This shirt is a short sleeved shirt that I DIY-ed. There is nothing much i can do for you guys so I am prepared to give it to you guys as a present on my birthday. With regards to when is the giveaway, I am not sure myself but I just prepared it anyway. You won’t be able to get it before my birthday, do you guys like it?


And because he was worried that the fans would spend unnecessarily in order to get the T-shirt, Yixing quickly posted a second weibo:

“Those who got it before my birthday are not counted. It must be made by me. Not allowed to buy, only gifted by me”


7 June 2014, as it was the examinations period in China, Yixing updated his weibo to cheer the students going for exams on ^^

“Wishing all students going for examinations to have a safe trip while on the way to your exams. And also best wishes to all students, hope you get the best results and manage to enter your dream school. Relax and all the best!”

11 June 2014, as EXO had to record <Happy Camp>, Yixing could once again return to his hometown. He passed by his alma mater and shared a video with everyone ^^

Video: http://t.cn/RvXsdez

P.S: Yixing’s meipai user id is 努力努力xxxx, everyone can follow him there ^^

15 June 2014, on Father’s Day, Yixing posted on weibo:

“Wishing all fathers a Happy Father’s Day, stay healthy and prosperous! Everyone who is not at home hurry give your father a call and give him your well wishes!”

21 June 2014, after the live broadcast of <Global Chinese Music Chart>, Yixing updated his weibo:

“Thank you everyone! I tried my best @任鲁豫 @汪聪 thank you Xingmi”

5. Variety

Other than the areas of talent and being onstage, Yixing is also a very humorous and lively person who is very eloquent with words, thus bringing a lot of joy to everyone on shows.

20 April 2012, during the recording of the <Yin Yue Tai> interview, Yixing made everyone laugh a lot ^^

Subs by exomglobal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu1DisXU1jI

9 June 2012, EXO-M recorded Hunan Satellite TV’s <Happy Camp> show. Yixing who went back to his hometown for the first time to do a programme recording showed off the charms of the different sides of himself ^^

Subs by exomglobal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILfN2LgxQuE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zCPCujiHSU

13 July 2012 and 20 July 2012, Jiangsu TV aired the <Extraordinary Class> episodes which EXO-M recorded. Even though Yixing was feeling unwell on the day of the recording, but he still completed the show recording perfectly ^^

120713 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaLs_OZ6jm8

120720 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iZ5hMmWbjw&feature=plcp

16 July 2012, on the episode of <Going All Out> which aired, Yixing showed his extremely cute and handsome sides ^^

Subs by exomglobal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12P32E14DbI

21 July 2012, <Happy Camp> had a special recording for their 15 year anniversary. Yixing who was once able to return back to his hometown to do the recording was extremely lively ^^

Subs by 2MoonsSubs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1InqsTzx2s

29 July 2012, on the episode of <China Big Love Concert> that aired, Yixing showed the various smart and lively sides to him ^^

Subs by WISHeeStar

120729 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-dlaOkVKgo

120805 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyaWDKUZhbc

26 September 2012, on the MTV JKPOP Interview, other than doing his best to do a performance for us, Yixing also learnt how to sing a song too ^^

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaIOufFJSeE

19 November 2012, on the <Yahoo Interview> that aired, Yixing brought much joy to the audience with his humourous way of speaking ^^

Subs by WISHeeStar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKyJfzpxZ5c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUlUFts7KgI&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8MGqVnuLX4&feature=youtu.be

30 May 2013, on the live broadcast of KTR, Yixing showed off one of his own skills - imitating Christina’s korean. Yixing manages to do the imitation perfectly, bringing much joy and laughter to the audience ^^

Subs by smentexo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUfgGhHnCeY

6 June 2013 on <Shimshimtapa>, Yixing showed many awesome performances as well ^^

Subs by smentexo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJukm_4VzpI

17 June 2013, Yixing showed many performances on KBS-R COOL FM too ^^

Subs by smentexo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bewiCvw8K80

26 June 2013, on the live broadcast of <Kiss the Radio>, other than playing the guitar while singing, Yixing had many other awesome performances too ^^~

Subs by EXOTICSUBS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWgieGF37-k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmyrOSGazf4

6 July 2013, on the episode of <Happy Camp> that aired, Yixing showed off his various talents too ^^

Subs by WISHeeStar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIB7bMBFfaA

10 July 2013, on <Weekly Idol>, Yixing showed his healing skills and also got his neck blown at by the hosts until his face was red ^^

Subs by @fzain_ and @maknae_rachel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtB9wpeAxYE


11 July 2013, on the Cultwo Show EXO was on, Yixing had many interactions with the hosts ^^

MUSTPLAN fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Ss_mN3ufE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsQo6PVMssY

13 August 2013, while on the live broadcast of KTR, other than showing his best on the show, he also had to use his butt to write his korean name as a punishment for losing one of the games ^^~~

Subs by @fzain_ and @101alexis101 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTulfQ_T8-4

14 August 2013, on the episode of <Weekly Idol> which aired, Yixing showed many cute and handsome sides to himself ^^

Subs by baekhundred http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TwKAZLtxes


20 August 2013, on the live broadcast of <Shimshimtapa>, Yixing was especially lively on the show ^^ He even made a delicious pat bing su with one of the members~

Full episode split into 3 parts, subs by onewjonghyunkeyminho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-glPazkwD0



Lay and Baekhyun punishment cut subs by baekhundred http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBoaMNfSIp0

20 August 2013, on the broadcast of <A Midsummer Night’s Growl>, Yixing showed many great performances ^^

Subs by Kimpop Kpop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFk_FuKuMac

26 August 2013, on the episode of <Beatles Code 2> that aired, Yixing showed off many of his own skills and talents ^^

Full episode split into 3 parts, subs by Park Hwayoung http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZPQfnYMFoM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AWciT5xnsk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwrDInCTgRU

5 September 2013, on the airing of <Shimshimtapa>, Yixing displayed a different type of charm for the first time on the radio show ^^

Subs by some anonymous translator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVXBi6Y1bu4

27 September 2013, on <China Big Love Concert>, Yixing showed off his artistic skills ^^

Full video/No cut subs by WISHeeStar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81YpEV1lF-A  

14 October 2013, while on KBS2 TV’s <Hello Counselor>, Yixing showed an awesome side to him as a guest on the show ^^

LAY and KAI cut subs by boonyi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGIv-S-MhU

17 October 2013 and 18 October 2013, in the <Entertainment Star World> interviews, Yixing not only tried many different delicious food with the members, he also made many funny and interesting moments for everyone ^^

Subs by boonyi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQTLLYeivpI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwfPSYbp6r4

7 November 2013, while on <Shimshimtapa>, Yixing and Xiumin took on the challenge of being radio DJs for the first time, even though he was a little worried but he still managed to complete the recording for the radio show successfully ^^

Subs by anerianat93 and namja124 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03_X3TxD3eM&feature=youtu.be

9 November 2913, on the first episode of <Idol True Colours>, Yixing showed off his special skills such as doing a tongue twister~ ^^ Hehe

Official video http://youtu.be/b1–57wbmJg


16 November 2013, on the second episode of <Idol True Colours>, Yixing showed off his speaking skills ^^~~ and he even did a rap in the Changsha dialect ^^

Official video http://youtu.be/3qvkKTdpW-0

10 November 2013 and 17 November 2013, Yixing was specially lively and energetic on <Running Man> ^^

Ep 171 subs by kshownow http://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kshownow.net%2F2013%2F11%2Frunning-man-episode-171-english-subs.html%3Fm%3D1&h=WAQEdqAi8&enc=AZMzghbBHqpUPUQbW_tZ8TmGnL61ajnc40J3FhEa1iiXYEKrcdj0urPnWD88hHn9d5g&s=1

Ep 172 subs by EXOGlobalSubs http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/x17basy_hq-engsub-131117-exo-full-cut-rm-episode-172_people

20 January 2014, on the Sohu TV interview, Yixing showed off his excellent speaking skills ^^

Subs by meixing http://youtu.be/3kRdkF4aPNo

4 May 2014 on <Entertainment Star World>, Yixing showed an awesome performance~

Subs by anerianat93 http://youtu.be/q_dXXVouq7s


21 June 2014, Yixing took on the challenge of being a host on a music chart show for the first time. Although he was a little nervous and shy, he still managed to do very well!~

Subs by anerianat93 and namja124 http://youtu.be/RbpEgE9_9rA

6. Behind-The-Scenes

Other than the shine of being onstage, Yixing is a very kind-hearted, warm person with a boy-next-door personality. Gentle with a trace of stubbornness, humble and extremely polite, he truly gives off a different type of charm ^^

20 April 2012, EXO-M had a recording for the <Yin Yue Tai> interview. In the postscript, the director wrote, “1. In one second, he became a props staff, bringing the table back and forth, (he) is indeed a good lad!” 2. No matter what I say to him, I will always hear a “Thank you” at the very end”; 3. When the recording had ended, Lay was the last to leave the place. Carrying his backpack and looking around, I thought he had left something behind, but turns out he was helping to pick up the used tissue paper left by the members as well as the stickers that had fallen. The staff hastily told him, “It’s okay, let us do it” but Lay still persisted in picking up everything speedily, before bowing and leaving TT^TT”

Postscript by the director: http://t.cn/zl9KyjL

Eng trans by WISHeeStar http://wisheestar.tumblr.com/post/33058812265/120420-exo-m-yinyuetai-interview-editors-postscript

14 June 2013, when EXO won first place on KBS Music Bank, Yixing shed tears while at the backstage >< But Yixing has always been a very strong man~ He always says “I will smile for you all to see” ^^

Official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqN_JNcvoLA

4 September 2013, after EXO recorded Show Champion, Yixing undid the buttons of his shirt while facing the fans outside the window, he was so sexy yet teasing at the same time ^^

ROMANTIC HEALING fancam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTqnSx0d434

28 November 2013, on the first episode of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing showed off the weird and laughter inducing side to him ^^ And he feels that one facial trait to differentiate him from the rest of the members would be his deep dimples ^^

Subs by Layearling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_2trIAkow

3 December 2013, on the BTS video for Nature Republic, Yixing gave off an extremely gentle aura ^^

Subs by boonyi http://youtu.be/FyT7eEoh-ms

5 December 2013, on episode 2 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing showed off how he usually plays basketball with the residents in the city and rides bicycles to relax and exercise ^^ Just like a boy-next-door ^^

Subs by baekhundred http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92aJQYxj20k (sorry I couldn’t find the original video link so I had to use one that was re-uploaded ;;)


Yixing who is willing to take off his jacket for the other member who is feeling cold, showed his care and concern for the members ^^

12 December 2012, on episode 3 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing had a mini rehearsal with himself on how to give his member the gift~ He was very cute ^^

Subs by Layearling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-n3YQqRSuA

19 December 2013, on episode 4 of EXO’s Showtime, you can see that Yixing’s arm strength is actually not bad ^^ And when he is tired, he will take a nap too ^^ hehe

Subs by Layearling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCbLbIEdmFk

26 December 2013, on episode 5 of EXO’s Showtime, you can find out that Yixing likes to go to Baekhyun’s grandmother’s house and he likes to eat the nutritious and nourishing cow head herbal soup with rice ^^ hehe

Subs by Layearling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psCqvcxJANs


2 January 2014, on episode 6 of EXO’s Showtime, you can see that other than playing the guitar when he is free, Yixing also likes to play with his phone too ^^

Subs by EXO LIVE VOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhKPB6vEP_0

9 January 2014, on episode 7 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing feels that even though he will occasionally miss home, but he is still able to get used to this type of life ^^ And he is especially curious about new things too ^^

Subs by Layearling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4cz301cXMU

16 January 2014, on episode 8 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing expressed his desire to get a driving license ^^

Subs by Layearling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Utj24d8MI

23 January 2014, on episode 9 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing showed of his guitar skills in the practice room and how he is able to compose music on the spot ^^

Subs by Enjoy the EXO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkP8VM8YZDU&feature=youtu.be

Playing games with the members~ Yixing feels he is good at spacing out ^^ Hehehe

30 January 2014, on episode 10 of EXO’s Showtime, you can also see that Yixing wants to have a good grasp at bowling too ^^~~

Subs by Enjoy the EXO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MK1MB3zSP4

6 February 2014, on episode 11 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing would sing and dance cutely along to the seniors’ song ^^ And he was the only one out of all the members who got the all the answers correct to the questions posed ^^ He is indeed a very conscientious and caring person ^^~~

Subs by Enjoy the EXO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q-fafZWzBc&src_vid=6MK1MB3zSP4&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_1894153797

13 February 2014, on episode 12 of EXO’s Showtime, Yixing grabbed at the sudden inspiration to sing a song inspired by Showtime together with the rest of the members ^^

Subs by EXO LIVE VOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syCynzXC9Nc

3 March 2014, Yixing and some of the EXO members went to an orphanage to visit the children there. While during the visit there, Yixing was extremely warm and gentle while taking care of the children. A child who was there, liked him a lot and kept clinging onto him while asking him for a piggy back. He was especially careful and protective of the children while playing with them as he was worried that they would be injured. While he was giving the girl a piggy back, he kept repeating her name in order to remember it, and he always kept one hand on her back so that she would not fall. He also helped to sweep and clean the orphanage with the members.


27 March 2014, on EXO First Box DVD which was put up for sale, Yixing showed off his playful, lively, warm side in life as well as his love for music and instruments~

Subs by EXOFANCLUB2013 DVD1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=652rma4d-Jo DVD 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KqFal1iYdo DVD 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-wkR-0j4qg

9 May 2014, on episode 1 of Mnet XOXO, you can see how Yixing is always glued to his phone in real life~ Hehe~ And he is the “polite youngster who will greet you once you make eye-contact with him”~ When he is free at the backstage he will also play the piano too ^^

Subs by EXOFANCLUB2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtyY88JTaU0

16 May 2014, on episode 2 of Mnet XOXO, you can also see how Yixing is someone who likes to make jokes in private~ And he will also be nervous for every performance too~ You can once again see how Yixing is an extremely polite child too ^^

Subs by EXOFANCLUB2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84RYohAVqOE

Additionally, here are is a recommended fanmade video by exochocolate, which showcases Yixing’s airport fashion from April 2012 to April 2013. You can see his style there ^^ ~


These are all the information above ^^ Thank you for reading and watching~

ISSING GARDEN feels that, the actual Zhang Yixing cannot be portrayed and described in an essay~ We also believe that his charms will truly exceed our words, pictures and videos, and hope that we will be able to give you a chance to understand Yixing~ And also realise his many achievements ^^

—- END —-

You are dedicated to your dream, while we are dedicated to you


Translation by: chanel/@lyuanz

(t/n: thank you to nicole for helping me with this ^^ please pardon any typos or errors that i may have overlooked >< lastly, thank you to the subbers and uploaders for your constant hard work ♥)

Case Study ~ October 2011, Part 1 ~ Midnight

Very serious warning with this part.  There’s nothing that really happens in this section that would require a warning beyond the general one I’ve given, but things get very intense in this part of the story.  This was very hard to write, and I imagine it will be very hard to read.  Please, make sure you’re in a good place before you read it, and also, as always - this doesn’t reflect everyone’s experience.  

October 2010 ~ November 2010 ~ December 2010 ~ January 2011 ~ February 2011 ~ March 2011 ~ April 2011 ~ May 2011 ~ June 2011 ~ July 2011 ~ August 2011 ~ September 2011 ~ October 2011, Part 1 ~ October 2011, Part 2 ~ October 2011, Part 3 ~ November 2011 ~ December 2011 ~ January 2012 ~ February 2012 ~ March 2012 ~ April 2012 ~ May 2012 ~ June 2012 ~ December 2016

Warning: These stories all revolve around an AU world where Kurt and Blaine both have serious mental health disorders and end up rooming together at a boarding school geared towards special education.  I work in mental health, so I’m familiar with this stuff and will try to be as accurate as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a work of fiction.  There will be some angsty parts and some happy parts and many parts that are in-between, and I don’t have a definitive plan in mind other than a happy ending.

Also, Kurt and Blaine are in the same grade here, both juniors at the start of the story.

This part is PG-13, 2478 words

October 2011, Part 1 ~ Midnight

Blaine loved classes, except the last few in the afternoon when his mind typically turned to Kurt, Kurt, Kurt because they hadn’t seen each other for so many hours.  It helped, though, that last period this year was English.  Blaine loved English, and books, and stories.  They had just finished Among the Hidden, which was really, really good except the parts that were scary and sad, and next they were going to read Walk Two Moons, which Blaine was really excited for because Kurt said it was one of his favorite books from middle school.

Only Blaine hadn’t been able to concentrate today, not as much as usual.  He was feeling jumpier, like he had to get out of his seat, and for some reason everything was bothering him.  He’d been a few minutes late for breakfast this morning because he got distracted in the shower, and then Kurt had snapped at him, and then he’d snapped back at Kurt, and they had barely talked at all during breakfast and that made Blaine sad and also a little angry too, because really why did Kurt always have to be so particular?  And then he must have been in a bad mood because of that, because he yelled at Brittany this morning when she kept going on and on about Santana and unicorns, and he’d made her cry which really sucked, and yeah, he maybe wasn’t having the greatest of days.

But now it was English class, and he kind of felt okay with everything that had happened.  Actually, he felt kind of amazing.  He kept thinking about all those kids in Among the Hidden and how they never got to go outside.  And that must really suck, because Blaine loved to be outside.  And what would they do all day, anyway?  They must read a lot.  Blaine loved to read.  If only he could give them that, give them something to read.

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Closing down my dA account, but I wanted to upload some of my older drawings/sketches here. They’re marked with their dates in their captions.

I feel like I used to put a lot more effort into my artwork- which I guess makes sense on some level; I didn’t get headaches back then like I do now and could focus for a lot longer.

Second up from the bottom on the right is the very first finished drawing I did of Oliver back in 2009. <_>

There are some others I wanted to upload but I wasn’t going to make two photosets.

Case Study ~ December 2016 ~ Zigzag (Complete <3)

Well guys, here we are.  This part could probably use a little more revision, but I need to sleep now before work, so…

It has been such an honor to share this journey with all of you.  I can’t believe that this story actually came together this quickly, but it’s truly been a blessing, so… enjoy the epilogue!  Notes on the story, possibly additional drabbles (feel free to prompt, although I can’t 100% guarantee!) and the AO3 version will all most likely happen in near future :-)

Side Note: I told many of you that Blaine has intellectual disability.  That is what it’s called today, but when Blaine was diagnosed we were operating under a different diagnostic manual, and this story reflects that accordingly by using the multi-axial system and the term “mental retardation”.

October 2010 ~ November 2010 ~ December 2010 ~ January 2011 ~ February 2011 ~ March 2011 ~ April 2011 ~ May 2011 ~ June 2011 ~ July 2011 ~ August 2011 ~ September 2011 ~ October 2011, Part 1 ~ October 2011, Part 2 ~ October 2011, Part 3 ~ November 2011 ~ December 2011 ~ January 2012 ~ February 2012 ~ March 2012 ~ April 2012 ~ May 2012 ~ June 2012 ~ December 2016

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Warning: These stories all revolve around an AU world where Kurt and Blaine both have serious mental health disorders and end up rooming together at a boarding school geared towards special education.  I work in mental health, so I’m familiar with this stuff and will try to be as accurate as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a work of fiction.  There will be some angsty parts and some happy parts and many parts that are in-between, and I don’t have a definitive plan in mind other than a happy ending.

Also, Kurt and Blaine are in the same grade here, both juniors at the start of the story.

This part is PG, 4059 words (out of 45,323!)

December 2016 ~ Zigzag


Psychosocial Assessment Summary:

Kurt Hummel is a 16-year old boy who presents to Dalton roughly six months following the death of his father and only remaining biological parent.  He comes here voluntarily and with the blessing of his step-family, Carole and Finn Hudson, who appear sincerely supportive.

Kurt stared at his image in the mirror, straightening his tie, fiddling with the cuff links on his tux.  He found it strange that he didn’t feel nervous—at least not about the commitment he was about to make.  Lingering in the back of his mind was a great deal of anxiety about the ceremony and the music and the reception going smoothly, exactly as planned, but Kurt was doing his best to ignore it.  Those things weren’t what today was about, after all.

Today was about them: about Kurt and Blaine and everything they had somehow, miraculously built together.

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anonymous asked:

Is it just me, or is it weird that season five is going to be the senior year? In the way that Teen Wolf has been perpetually stuck in 2011 for four seasons, now suddenly everyone is going to be eighteen? Lydia's 18th was made a big deal last season, could this be a big deal in terms of the supernatural, or is Jeff trying to just make Marrish and Sterek legal? (He sure is pushing Marrish all of a sudden..) the reason I ask is because in many fantasy stories (1/2)

and much of mythology, curses/magic/powers activate on at a certain age (Sleeping Beauty for example…) so could turning eighteen be something powerfully significant for Lydia? .. Or for Stiles…? If he is something, if he’s something inherited from Claudia, could whatever power he has activate after he turns eighteen? His birthday is in April, if we start with the late summer in season five it wouldn’t be too much time between then and Stiles turning eighteen (2/2)


Okay, the age things…. (takes deep breath) - so the first thing we need to do is decide what is canon and what isn’t. I’m always basing my metas on what’s in the series + the search for a cure webseries which Jeff has confirmed as canonically accurate. Which means that birthdays listed on that Teen Wolf calendar that I see many people refer to isn’t canon in my book.

Which also suggets that Stiles’ birthday isn’t in April at all. More on that later.

Now for the timeline I recommend you visit magess wonderful Teen Wolf Wiki Here’s a link.

  • Season 1: Starts jan 2011 - the characters are in their sophomore year, ends towards the end of February
  • Season 2: Starts in February 2011, ends in April 2011.
  • Season 3a: Starts in August 2011 - the character’s start junior year - ends mid-September.
  • Season 3b: Starts end of septmeber/early October - Ends late November
  • Season 4: Starts decemeber 2011, ends probably late february/early March 2012 - before Lydia’s 18th birthday.
  • Season 5: Starts up in senior year, unknown what month.

So yeah, not stuck in 2011, we’re probably somewhere in autumn 2012 when season 5 starts, depending on how huge a time skip we’re getting.

  • In season 1 which starts january 2011 Scott, Stiles, Lydia and Jackson are all clearly 16 because they’re all driving at that point. Which would indicate they will all turn 17 in 2011.
  • In season 2 Lydia turns 17 March 29th 2011.
  • In season 3a in 3x02 Heather asks Stiles a question that he deliberatly misunderstands and answers “have i turned 17? No, not yet.” Her birthday must’ve been in August, since  3a started mid-August and school had just started when they went to her party.
  • In season 3b Derek refers to Stiles’ age when talking to Chris at the sheriff station “I’m not interested in being victim to a 17-year old possessed by a phsycotic wolf.” This is in late October/early November which would indicate Stiles’ birthday was somewhere between August and this point.

So knowing that they turned 17 in 2011 and we’re now in 2012 it will be the year they turn 18. In august 2012 they also start senior year which fits with canon. 

If i’ve somehow botched this up please correct me (seriously the hour is late and my mind is pretty much mush)

As to why we’re jumping to senior year I can only speculate… add on please if you think of other stuff

  • It will give the characters time to breathe, it’s been a hectic year!
  • We can start the season with a few more surprises for the audience
  • We get to skip some stuff that perhaps needs to happen, but isn’t really all that entertaining to watch, like all the details of the search for the desert wolf, what peter suffers in eichen house, the ups and downs of relationships (some might have changed a lot in this time) and so on.
  • Lydia would’ve turned 18 - possibly catapulting her banshee powers up a notch. Her grandmother did leave her the ashes = mountain ash to spread when she was 18 - why? Will she need protection? for what? The fact that the lakehouse is built with mountain ash would suggest that.
  • People of legal age. It will allow for some relationships to be legal, suck as Marrish and Sterek like you point out.
  • If Stiles’ 18 birthday is in early autumn that might very well be the point when he can’t hide his abilities any longer if the age of 18 is significant for dormant powers. We’ve seen that it wasn’t with werewolves, but both Lydia and Stiles are of a different kind anyway.  With regards to stiles who seems to be suppressing his abilities i’ve been saying an “explosion” is coming, perhaps this is what triggers it?
Case Study ~ September 2011 ~ Kindred

October 2010 ~ November 2010 ~ December 2010 ~ January 2011 ~ February 2011 ~ March 2011 ~ April 2011 ~ May 2011 ~ June 2011 ~ July 2011 ~ August 2011 ~ September 2011 ~ October 2011, Part 1 ~ October 2011, Part 2 ~ October 2011, Part 3 ~ November 2011 ~ December 2011 ~ January 2012 ~ February 2012 ~ March 2012 ~ April 2012 ~ May 2012 ~ June 2012 ~ December 2016

Warning: These stories all revolve around an AU world where Kurt and Blaine both have serious mental health disorders and end up rooming together at a boarding school geared towards special education.  I work in mental health, so I’m familiar with this stuff and will try to be as accurate as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a work of fiction.  There will be some angsty parts and some happy parts and many parts that are in-between, and I don’t have a definitive plan in mind other than a happy ending.

Also, Kurt and Blaine are in the same grade here, both juniors at the start of the story.

This part isPG, 1778 words

September 2011 ~ Kindred

“Well, Kurt,” Mrs. Faber began, sitting prim and proper, legs crossed, in her seat.  Kurt liked that she dressed well, today in a classy apple-red cardigan with beading around the neckline paired with a simple, knee-length black skirt.  “I know last week we were beginning to discuss your relationship with your father, figure out where those sparks of your condition might have started.  Have you thought about it like I asked?  Do you have any insight?”

Kurt stared at her shoes: black pumps with 1-inch heels, strapped and fastened with black heart-shaped beads.  “I have something I’d like to talk about,” he said.  “If that’s alright?”

He didn’t have to look at her face to know she was surprised.  “Of course!” she said, not even trying to mask her excitement.  “Of course, we can talk about anything you like.  Please.”

“I’d like to talk about Blaine.  I mean—things have been good.  But it seems I’ve hit a bit of a roadblock.”

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Case Study ~ May 2012 ~ Wedding

I actually got a little teary while writing this… in a good way.

October 2010 ~ November 2010 ~ December 2010 ~ January 2011 ~ February 2011 ~ March 2011 ~ April 2011 ~ May 2011 ~ June 2011 ~ July 2011 ~ August 2011 ~ September 2011 ~ October 2011, Part 1 ~ October 2011, Part 2 ~ October 2011, Part 3 ~ November 2011 ~ December 2011 ~ January 2012 ~ February 2012 ~ March 2012 ~ April 2012 ~ May 2012June 2012 ~ December 2016

Warning: These stories all revolve around an AU world where Kurt and Blaine both have serious mental health disorders and end up rooming together at a boarding school geared towards special education.  I work in mental health, so I’m familiar with this stuff and will try to be as accurate as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a work of fiction.  There will be some angsty parts and some happy parts and many parts that are in-between, and I don’t have a definitive plan in mind other than a happy ending.

Also, Kurt and Blaine are in the same grade here, both juniors at the start of the story.

This part is PG, 2378 words

May 2012 ~ Wedding

Kurt smoothed the lapels of his suit, took a deep breath, and walked through the doorway.  The little bell jingled, assuring that the pretty, middle-aged woman standing behind the counter took notice of him right away.  “Hello,” she said, offering him a smile.  “Welcome to the Cheesecake Boutique.  Is there something I can help you with?”

He straightened his posture, reached down deep for his confidence, and said—“Yes, actually.  My name is Kurt Hummel, and I’m here to convince you to hire me.”

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Case Study ~ June 2012 ~ Year

So here it is a little late, friends - technically the last chapter of this fic, as tomorrow (aka Day 24 because I’m a day behind) will be more of an epilogue… and also a prequel, in a sense.  

I hope everyone is having the merriest of holidays! <3

October 2010 ~ November 2010 ~ December 2010 ~ January 2011 ~ February 2011 ~ March 2011 ~ April 2011 ~ May 2011 ~ June 2011 ~ July 2011 ~ August 2011 ~ September 2011 ~ October 2011, Part 1 ~ October 2011, Part 2 ~ October 2011, Part 3 ~ November 2011 ~ December 2011 ~ January 2012 ~ February 2012 ~ March 2012 ~ April 2012 ~ May 2012 ~ June 2012December 2016

Warning: These stories all revolve around an AU world where Kurt and Blaine both have serious mental health disorders and end up rooming together at a boarding school geared towards special education.  I work in mental health, so I’m familiar with this stuff and will try to be as accurate as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a work of fiction.  There will be some angsty parts and some happy parts and many parts that are in-between, and I don’t have a definitive plan in mind other than a happy ending.

Also, Kurt and Blaine are in the same grade here, both juniors at the start of the story.

This part is PG, 2734 words

June 2012 ~ Year

Graduation day was definitely the best day of Blaine’s life… except for maybe the day that Kurt had agreed to date him, or the day when Kurt had first said I love you, or that day when Kurt…

Okay, maybe it’s wasn’t the best.  But it was one of his very favorite days all the same.

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Cast Study ~ August 2011 ~ Legacy

I didn’t read over this one as much as I might like, so please forgive any glaring errors/oddities.  Stay tuned for “Kindred”, hopefully by tomorrow morning (and yes, I know I’m going out of order!)

October 2010 ~ November 2010 ~ December 2010 ~ January 2011 ~ February 2011 ~ March 2011 ~ April 2011 ~ May 2011 ~ June 2011 ~ July 2011 ~ August 2011 ~ September 2011 ~ October 2011, Part 1 ~ October 2011, Part 2 ~ October 2011, Part 3 ~ November 2011 ~ December 2011 ~ January 2012 ~ February 2012 ~ March 2012 ~ April 2012 ~ May 2012 ~ June 2012 ~ December 2016

Warning: These stories all revolve around an AU world where Kurt and Blaine both have serious mental health disorders and end up rooming together at a boarding school geared towards special education.  I work in mental health, so I’m familiar with this stuff and will try to be as accurate as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a work of fiction.  There will be some angsty parts and some happy parts and many parts that are in-between, and I don’t have a definitive plan in mind other than a happy ending.

Also, Kurt and Blaine are in the same grade here, both juniors at the start of the story.

This part is R, 1780 words

August 2011 ~ Legacy

It was the last weekend of break and Kurt was here again for like the fourth time this summer, in Blaine’s house in his room, actually liking Blaine’s family who liked him back, and things were pretty much perfect. 

But best of all was why Kurt was here—not just because it really, really sucked when they didn’t see each other, but also because it was Blaine’s birthday!  His eighteenth birthday, which meant not only cake and ice cream and presents and singing and Kurt which were pretty much all of Blaine’s very favorite things, but also that he was a man now.  And Mama and Daddy knew he was a man now, too, they even said so when they gave Blaine a pocket watch that had belonged to his grandfather, calling it a legacy even though Blaine actually didn’t know what a legacy was.  He didn’t really care, though.  Daddy had said, “A man needs a pocket watch,” and Blaine had beamed so hard it made his face hurt.

He was grown-up.  He’d been waiting his entire life to be grown-up, practically.

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