Hi! I love your blog. It is great to find a Taejin blog 🤗 i can't figure out how this ship is so slept on. I have a feeling this comeback is gonna be awesome and am looking forward to more moments like we have had recently 😁
Thank you so much for the lovely compliments on my blog, I really appreciate it. Yeah, Taejin is absolutely beautiful, completely obvious, truly real and yet pretty much overshadowed by the majority of BTS ships.
Your question: “i can’t figure out how this ship is so slept on.“
1. Collective ship denial
Taejin is left alone since a huge portion of this fandom seems to believe that V’s life exists exclusively to gravitate the maknae line while Jin is either RM’s wife or/and everybody’s mom, with no masculinity, sexuality or choice at all. To this vast majority of people even Jin kissing V on stage can be called “a mother and son” moment.
Also like this week, Jin literally being a soft little spoon boyfriend on V’s bed but being sadly ignored by the fandom just cause in their minds all that is real is V’min and V’kook ship war, like I still cannot believe people were actually arguing about what was more valid: Jimin hugging V or Kookie filming V. Why was everybody blinded by the fact V looked at Jin’s face like that?! That he caressed Jin’s face and then rested his hands on Jin’s shoulders so lovingly? That he locked his legs around Jin’s hips his like that!? That Jin was his little spoon and had no inhibitions in jumping on V’s arms? That Taejin was so into in their own usual bed dynamic that Jimin disappears like a pillow between them? That V did not searched for Jimin’s face? That the bed moment was so alien to Jimin that he had to bromance up and hit taejin’s bottoms and awkwardly laugh like he was self-conscious of the intrusion? Like you don’t have to be an expert or anything to see what was on that video. Don’t get me wrong, the Jimin Third Wheeling in bed thing was super cute but that’s so bonkers, this collective Taejin denial in favour of the maknae ships.
So you can understand a little bit better, even to this day people still mock and ignore Taejin’s romantic interactions saying both are cheating on Namjoon and Kookie and Jimin. On the surface, the ship push doesn’t seem to bother Jin but for V the miscomprehension of the nature of their relationship might be the reason for his long well documented battle against any Nam’jin push (see all my Tae vs. NamJ*n masterposts), the uncontrollable possessiveness and his ever growing need to be as vocal as possible about being Jin’s significant other.
2. Collective heteronormative denial
On every fandom there are the heteronormative ones who choose to live in their own reality. Hugely successful artists as BTS have to understand and “work” with the fantasy that they provide to this fraction of the fandom (especially in the conservative asian market) who deeply believe and consume the dream of the boys heterosexuality. The band and the management are clever enough to present the fandom a “clouded” concept like HER, using the female gender to suit the heteronormative audience while making a gender neutral album with extremely “rainbow” lyrics like Taejin’s favourite Best of Me.
Personally, I prefer Taejin as a ship not being as pushed as the pop fan service ships. Our two shinning stars can have the freedom to be themselves and keep on their mutual adoration bubble without the fandom bothering them too much. In that sense I think the collective blindness on Taejin are a safe lucky destiny to Jin and V, esp being who they are and living where they live.
Comeback has already been awesome and I feel we will be seeing a lot of Taejin on Love Yourself era.
Tks again and have a Taejin pic to sweeten your day darling!
Lots of love.
PS: I love Jin + RM and maknae line interactions a bromance and I’m not saying every V’kook and V’min shippers are attackers, but we all know there are “those ewww people” (esp in the pop ships) who just cannot even let other ships breathe. As I said tons of times in the past, ships are here to bring happiness and there is plenty of room to everybody’s tastes and convictions without attacking other people’s opinions. It’s all about fun and love.