Chapter 25 of In Dreams is up! It has been a long, long time. I struggled a bit to get this chapter done, and it’s shorter than I would like it to be. But I do believe the muse is back. I hope people out there are still in to this fic :)
It is fairly obvious that the comeback theme is infired (lol) by Peter Pan. We have a feeling that BigHit had this whole thing planned since (at least) Skool Luv Affair. In the new teaser pics, the instagram tags and also in the live broadcasts, they hinted at this concept.
so i’ve been thinking about the comeback teasers that bts posted in their official instagram and the inconsistent hashtags in their photos in the caption but then i noticed that there is a pattern to it. there are the 2 main types of hashtags #InDream/#Awake and #NEVERLAND in it. in the members’ photo with #InDream, they caption what they want the most, essentially what they “dream” of and this is linked to the I Need You MV.
the first is jungkook’s picture and his dream is to feel- this explains why in the INY mv, he purposely knocks into a gang and gets beaten up without retaliating, same reasoning as anyone who self-harms, he wants to get attacked so that he would be able to get out of his emotional emptiness.
the second being rapmon’s dream, which is to live, which i’m sure everyone remembers is what he wrote on the mirror during the INY mv when everyone else was dying.
and thirdly, jin’s dream which is for everyone else not to leave. from INY and Prologue, we know that he’s most likely the only one left who’s alive and so he dreams of the day all the other members would still be with him.
on the same note of jin being the only one left who’s alive, he is also the only member who has the hashtag of #Awake in the caption, so perhaps dream refers to death and awake being… you know… life. (//weeps)
next up we have #NEVERLAND which we know is a reference to peter pan, of which kids would fly to a paradise and would never grow up. that sounds cute and all but then again dying has the same concept, you would go to a perfect place (heaven) and never grow up since you’re already dead.
just like neverland, the background of the photoshoots are a typical scene of paradise, whimsical and pretty where they all have fun together but guess what, only 6 members have this hashtag- basically all the members but jin since he’s still alive while the rest have all died :(
so what i’m guessing that the mv would be this time round would focus more on the dreamlike happiness when they are #InDream since INY already covered the distress they felt when they were #Awake but honestly i have no clue how Jin would be incorporated in but hopefully he wouldn’t commit suicide like the others.
So, hmm, I was bored today and started discussing about BTS comeback and the thories about the story they’ve been telling since the I Need U MV and we got to some really weird conclusions that might complement some theory or not. Lets start with this picture.
1. All of them are barefoot except for Jin. Which might means that Jin is somehow alive. The reason I have is because, as a friend of mine said, reminded of this quote of the Bible:
“Do not come any closer,“ God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.“
So it might means…Jin is somehow between it? Like he is almost closer to his friends but not really with them. Barefoot, as my friend said, can mean contact with nature, showing your true-self to God and being honest to Him. So Jin wearing shoes might mean that he didn’t totally give himself but is close to that.
2. I comented on how weird and was that Namjoon’s feet wasn’t in the picture in anyway. I saw somewhere a theory that he might be some kind of guide or something like ‘grim reaper’. Well, that I don’t know that but looking at this picture today we noticed that his legs form the number ‘4′ and might be intentional or not but in Japan and some other places the number 4 is taken as the number representing ‘death’.
3.The other boys all wear colorfull clothes minus Jin who dresses in all black. My friend added that his clothes resemble the clothes that people use to go to funerals.
Watching this because we were pretty damn bored in class one of my friends commented on these chains. There are symbolism behind it and it might come from The Christmas Carol of Charles Dickens but still valid here because in the story there is the ghost called Marley who carries a lot of chains right? Let’s quote him here a bit for making more sense:
"You are fettered,” said Scrooge, trembling. “Tell me why?”
“I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you?” (1.98-132)
What’s the chain made out of? Not out of standard links at all, but instead out of the things that were most important to Marley before he died. And acording to this is all your own doing—"I made it link by link of my own free will,“ says Marley in the above quotation, pointing out that the choice to what to value in life has endless ramifications, even beyond the grave.
Now taking this to the BTS story line these chains might mean what is most valued even beyond the grave to them that it’s their friendship, which takes us to Jin plot again; the chains he made in life are the boys.
Now lets go to the instagram tags that are one of the most interesting parts in all of this. If you notice some of them have specific tags. Jin’s specific ones are #InDream, #WAYyoYou,#Psique,#togetherforever.
What got me was the tag ‘Psique’ because it’s a similar name of the greek goodess PSYKHE (or Psyche) who was the goddess of the soul, wife of Eros god of love. She is represented by a lady with butterfly wings. Also the expressions ‘psique’ was used as a synonim of life and soul, taken has the begining of life.
And now we go to Jungkook who got the tag #Cupid.
Psyche, the goddess, had to go though missions to have her love back, since she betrayed Eros(the Cupid and in the story we assume its Kookie for some reason I haven’t found yet). So thinking about his we go to Jin and put him as Psyche like he regret not being able to save his friends and ending up alone(Prologue’s ending) e wanted to have them back. But what was the only way to have them back? Sadly, it was death. So he tried to kill himself too but somehow failed like the goddess at her mission. And what happened to Psyche when she failed, was that she fell in a deep slumber. Now taking this to Jin side, he might have failed with his suicide attempt and ended up in a coma. So that’s the reason he can be with his friends but aparently is not totally with them - the shoes say it all, as it might show that somehow he is still linked to the living world.
Jin is showed with the butterfly, that also means big changes in life(Chaos Theory) so the butterfly showing herself to Jin might means that consequences will come for him everytime he tries to stay with his friends.
Hashtags like #ToLive and #NottoLeave might mean that Jin still pretty much alive but will not leave his friends. Also the tag #AWAKE, I almost forgot that one.
The tags #InDream and #DREAM point to Jin dreams, that it’s where they are locked because of his coma.
Now there are this picture here. Nothing really seems out of place here, well…unless you look and Namjoon right arm. He has tattoos on the hands and arm, but what its the tattoo in his right arm?
This little shit here. It might be anything but this thing looks pretty familiar right?Well, for people who watched Inception it is because the tattoo looks like this:
Looks pretty much like Mr.Dom Cobb’s totem from Inception.And what is the use of a totem? A Totem is an object that is used to test if oneself is in one’s own reality (dream or non-dream) and not in another person’s dream. By the tattoo on Namjoon arm, it seems to be spining. Well, I think the rule is clear here right guys?
If the totem still spining it means you are still in dream, which makes us believe that they still in Jin dream. Also the name of the photoshot is ‘Je Ne Regrett Rien’ a song that plays a lot in the movie, even in the modified versions.
Now let’s go back to Prologue a little. Analising this we started talking about totems and dreams and all and one of my friends suggested that Jin might have one too. Which things he appears holding most of the time during the Prologue?Cameras and photos.
Explaining a little the reason of this weird theory we go back to the explanations of totems.
A totem has a specially modified quality (such as a distinct weight, balance, or feel) in the real world, but in a dream of someone who does not know it well, the characteristics of the totem will very likely be off. Any ordinary object which has been in some way modified to affect its balance, weight, or feel will work as a totem.
My friend was going about the polaroids Jin took. At first he was in a picture with his friends and he assumed that was reality. But at the end of Prologue he takes the picture again and it’s empty. So if we take the dream logic here, his totem could be that polaroid picture and the ‘reality’ could be the memories of what really happened - the death of his friends - that is getting mixed with the dream in which he is deep in, kinda representing a Limbo and is making his totem being modified(either being the photos or the kind of camera he uses).
Remember Mal, Mr.Cobb wife from Inception?She began to believe that Limbo was her reality, that the dream was reality even with totems to prove it wrong. What if this happened to Jin? That the Prologue was a mix of his dream and memories of reality(I Need U enters here) like Mal thoughts before she died? Maybe.
Also let’s not forget Namjoon tattoos on his fingers that say the words ‘Save Hope’…but hope of saving what?Saving Jin from his slumber, hope of him not dying like them? Also the ‘Save Me’ writing on the wall…it might means someone wants to be saved so he can be free.
It’s something to think about.
Well guys, I end here for now, if another part of our theory shows up I might write another post,okay? And yes we watched all of the videos in order and started making our assumptions on symbolisms out of nowhere but i need to know the end of this story and I’m so excited for their comeback,omg!
Also forgive my english if there is something wrong, it’s not my first language.
So Seokjin’s video coincides with the theory that the other members are a part of him? Or something like that. And he’s really the only real person there. In RUN photos before, bighit used hashtags on the photos and everyone had a hashtag #InDream but only Seokjin had #Awake