One neat thing I noticed while rewatching is that some of the paladins’ introductions in episode 1 coincide with their elements! Like:
The Yellow Lion’s element is Earth, and the first thing Hunk ever does onscreen is complain about being in the air and work with metal. The fear of heights / motion sickness makes sense considering his affinity is with the ground, as does his talent for mechanics.
The first time we see Pidge, she’s working a communications unit. The Green Lion’s thing is Forests, and a big aspect of that is the idea of roots and connection with other living things (”we are all made up of the same cosmic dust”) and the first thing she does on screen is literally connect with others.
Red’s element is fire, and Keith’s introduction is literally him blowing something up and then punching some guys. Which. Speaks for itself honestly.
Weirdly, Shiro and Lance don’t seem to follow this trend. The first thing we see Shiro do is help Matt extract ice from Kerberos, and the first thing we see Lance do is fly the simulator, and neither introduction seems to be related to their given elements of air and water/ice respectively– in fact I’d say they seem swapped. I dunno if that means something, and maybe this observation is meaningless lmao, but it seems to hold up with the other three, which is interesting.
always handing out fliers for events at the astronomy tower for pizza party and stargazing
fliers are cut out in star shapes and he handwrites the time and location and posts them around campus
just loves the moon and space so much???????
ot4 bought him a star one year for his birthday as a gag gift but he loved it so much that they just buy him one every year and there’s just a cluster of the sky that’s all his
he gets really excited on his birthday bc he finds the coordinates of his newest star and shows them where it is with the school’s telescope
is hundo p done with people joking that with his major he’s going to work at starbucks after graduation
but actually is a barista in the cafe on campus (*shakes fist* “damn my perpetration of the stereotype” / minho: “could always quit” / jong: “eh free coffee tho”)
looks at onew: “why don’t you ever get barista jokes” / onew: “i’m international business” / jong: “……..u corporate stooge”
also a TA for a milton class gets into theological discussions with taemin a lot about paradise lost and the bible
does he ever wear anything but black????
no he is kim jonghyun, tiny harbinger of death
loves his oversized sweaters that swallow him and will wear them until it’s way too hot for sweaters
there’s the added perk of putting up his hood when he doesn’t want to talk to people
no one can ever get his attention when he’s walking around campus bc he’s always looking down at his phone and blasting music through his earphones (minho: *panting* i kept calling your name really loudly and people were staring but you didn’t turn so i felt dumb and ran over to you / jong: is this a notice me senpai moment)
literally cannot not have earphones so if he ever forgets them he will go and buy another pair at the bookstore (”taeminnie~ discount please~”)
if he doesn’t have his sunglasses he looks super angry bc he frowns but it’s literally bc his eyes are sensitive and this is a necessity for him to see where he is
saw a dog on campus once and he sprinted over to pet him and his owner was like whoa omg bc a streak of black was just hurdling at them
kept calling the (huge) husky a puppy and laughing when he licked his face
always just chilling and reading books that aren’t for class (key: don’t you have like 2 essays due / jong: three but it’s fine)
is NOT fine when they’re all due and he’s in a super caffeinated haze and PANICKING
DAMN HIS ENDLESS PROCRASTINATION
but he gets them all done in time (even if he doesn’t sleep) so he neVER LEARNS
also if ever asked if he wants to go to the convenience store while he’s writing he’ll look up like his soul has left his body but agrees immediately
buys ice cream for either consolation or reward for later
NEVER REMEMBERS TO BRING AN UMBRELLA WHEN IT RAINS
so he runs like noooooooooooooooooo his books!!!!
once almost set the dorm on fire bc he didn’t have a lighter but wanted to light one of his candles so he used a twisted piece of paper and lit it on the stove but it started burning too quickly and so he dropped it and he and key were screaming in the kitchen trying to put it out and it’s people like him why candles are banned in dorms
if it were up to him, he would never be awake before noon
will sometimes take shots of whiskey by himself and try to write (”i’m ernest hemingway!!!!” / ot4: omg you are drunk that’s what you are)