THEORY TIME: HOW YG/JK AND JM/HS ARE CONNECTED - PART 1
JM and YG’s dots combine in the short MVs for WINGS; why are they connected?
The piano symbolises the harmony between the friends (in the Highlight Reel 2 (HR2) YG and JK are seen playing the piano together).
The burning piano symbolises guilt for the destruction of this friendship - is shown in both LIE and FIRST LOVE short MVs.
An overflowing bathtub is also shown in LIE and FIRST LOVE - this may be a symbol of the overflowing guilt YG and YM cannot keep in for destroying this friendship.
As for how this relates to the HR series (1 and 2 so far):
JM & HS:
JM likes HS’s girlfriend/sister/crush, but watches from afar and doesn’t interfere. Cameras are a prominent symbol in LIE too, when JM seems to be ‘questioned’ and at the end of the video when he turns the camera away (we’ll come back to this symbol in a sec!)
JM is shown with apples often in the photo shoots/MVs for WINGS - this is often a symbol of the ‘forbidden fruit’ often shown in religious imagery = forbidden love for the girl in the skit - JM feels he is not worthy of her love and/or affection: “I lied because there is no reason for you to love someone like me.” (Love Yourself Poster). He eventually eats the fruit in LIE => he eventually pursues the girl in the HR series.
in some way, JM may deceive both the girl and HS to get her to love him => turning the camera away in LIE, towards the painting that HS sees at the end of MAMA, could symbolise some sort of deception - averting HS eyes from the truth. The fact that HS smiles when he sees the picture shows he is blissfully ignorant of the fact JM is lying to him.
the painting also changes into one of a mother and her child at the end of the MAMA MV, showing the parallels between how JM has deceived him and how his mother deceived him when he was younger (by telling him to close his eyes and then abandoned him).
(if you look closely there is also a snickers bar beside HS in the photo above that he eats at the end of the MAMA MV).
the overflowing bathtub and burning piano are featured in LIE, which shows the guilt he feels deceiving HS and destroying their friendship (although it may be unbeknownst to HS at the time).
speaking of which, in the recent posters for Love Yourself, HS always seems to look happy and ignorantly blissful, in contrast to JM who looks guilty and depressed.
in the Jap MV for BST, JM is shown running away from the piano whilst YG stands in front of it, symbolising that he is running from he and HS’s friendship, maybe because he feels too guilty to face it.
A/N: Hello everyone! This is the beginning of my new series and I hope y’all would enjoy it! Just some side notes, my OC is heavily inspired by Evangeline Samos of the ‘Red Queen’ series by @vaveyard , one of my most favourite authors, as well as the ‘MAMA’ MV by Exo themselves! This dystopian series has a heavy theme of feminism and gender equality, a topic which I felt needs more exposure! Enjoy, my babies, and remember to leave feedback when you’re done reading! x
Genre: Dystopian/Supernatural/Action/Smut in later parts
Word Count: 8825
Synopsis: In the
land of Exotica, thirteen kingdoms reign. Thirteen different types of bestowed
powers, thirteen different types of abilities, thirteen different types of
gifts. In this world, everybody is bestowed with only one ability. So what
happens when The Chosen One is discovered to possess all thirteen powers at
‘Survival isn’t a race. It’s a dance’.
I, Princess Kwon Syona, was born with the bestowed gift of
being able to manipulate metal. It’s a deadly power and I wasn’t always a
master at it; in fact, I’d always struggled to accept it when I was younger,
unable to comprehend the fact that such an unassuming young girl like me was
gifted with such power.
Over the years, I’d observed with wide-eyed awe as metal
pieces bent to my every will, creaking and groaning with a mere flick of my
wrist. Steel knives slice through air whenever I command them to, aluminium
foils twisting and turning into dangerous daggers and harmless silver jewellery
morphing into weapons of my choice.
Why people are so salty about Baekhyun’s popularity? Why do you hate him, and his stans so much?
He deserves it, yes he deserves all the best because he made it all by himself.
He wasn’t a long term trainee, he couldn’t dance perfectly as much as others, but he didn’t give up.
When SM started to release the EXO teasers before their debut, they almost didn’t give him screen time, a lot of people surprised when they saw Baekhyun on MAMA mv.
In Growl era he started to gain so much popularity because people found out his funny, sweet, cute personality, but he didn’t change at all.
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