Currently on tour, BTS’ popularity has crossed borders and is spreading around the world!
RAP MONSTER: We came to many countries but Brazil left the most impression on me. I learned for the first that through the local news that they set up tents and stayed outside the concert venue few days ahead to buy our concert tickets. JIMIN: I was really surprised! SUGA: We travel around the world but mostly we just stay inside the hotel. I use the remaining time to make music there. That’s why I always carry around music equipment. RAP MONSTER: You have a pot too. (laughs) He uses an electric pot to boil water and cook ramyeon or instant food he brought from Korea to eat. J-HOPE: It’s really important. I bring a pillow too. It’s not too firm or too soft and fits my neck perfectly. I don’t have to worry even if the hotel’s pillow doesn’t fit! JIN: I play guitar which I’m into lately in the hotel. We all do what each of us wants. V: I bring my favorite book of Gogh and read it. JUNGKOOK: I’m listening to music on my speaker… But the other members often scold me. V: They said it’s too noisy. (laughs) J-HOPE: When we say so he lowers the volume. (laughs) One time Rap Monster scolded him and he turned the volume down, but he couldn’t hear the sound like that so he brought the speaker to his ears to listen. I laughed and asked if he did all of that so he could listen on speaker. JUNGKOOK: I told you the sound is different! RAP MONSTER: What does Jimin bring? JIMIN: I don’t bring anything special. Bringing myself is enough ♡
The real side of each person only the members know.
JIMIN: Our leader Rap Monster-hyung is a clumsy “destruction god”. Not just breaking stuffs, he also loses his phone time to time, tripping when there’s nothing around, or spilling coffee and stain Jin-hyung’s shirt… It happens a lot. (laughs) SUGA: But he’s really smart. He’s got an excellent language ability and he’s the best at Japanese. RAP MONSTER: I’m embarrassed~ V: J-hope is the dance leader, he dances the best. He’s also reliable and takes care of us well. J-HOPE: I’m just doing my job. JUNGKOOK: Are you being humble? (laughs) J-HOPE: I’m serious. (laughs) RAP MONSTER: Jin-hyung - the matnae* - takes care of us well too. He likes food so he cooks for us at the dorm or… JIN: I’m busy recently so I can’t cook at all. I’m not eating a lot for my diet too. SUGA: He shares a room with me. I hate when it’s loud so he always stays quiet for my sake. I like quietness and hate when there are too many people. RAP MONSTER: He suddenly talks about himself when we’re talking about other members. Suga-hyung is really “mypace”**. And he’s always spaced out and lethargic. (laughs) SUGA: I’m lethargic because I need to prepare my energy for music. Told you it all has a meaning! Jimin is “Slow Jimin”, this one word is enough. J-hope is the fastest and Jimin is the slowest. That’s the daily life of BTS. JIN: But Jimin works harder than anyone else. He always dances or sings in the waiting room RAP MONSTER: Is it the result of his effort? He has a cute face and great muscles. SUGA: But… He’s always late. ALL: (laugh) JIMIN: Let’s talk about V next. JUNGKOOK: He really is an amazing person. V: I’m not amazing~ JUNGKOOK: He says that but he’s really amazing. (laughs) He talks out of the topic or question, even when everyone else is all “?”, he ignores and continues. And he forcefully makes everyone understand him. V: I’m working hard on talking to the point too! But what can I do when I can’t think of anything? It’s hard for me too! J-HOPE: I didn’t know that. (laughs) Our maknae Jungkook, as you can see, he’s perfectly handsome. V: Is he always handsome like that? Hmh, is he…? When he sleeps… (giggles) JUNGKOOK: What? (nervous) J-HOPE: Nothing, you’re handsome when you seep too. It’s okay. (laughs)
*matnae: mathyung (eldest hyung) + maknae **mypace: living or doing things without being affected by other people’s opinions or actions
The never-ending chatter of men! The close-knitted 7 people. When asked “What boosts your mood up?”, nearly all of them answered “The members”.
JIN: Sometimes we need to go work on our own… I indeed gets bored. It’s the same when we film individual cuts for music videos, if the members aren’t around I feel lonely. JIMIN: The one who boosts my mood up is our maknae Jungkook. He’s mischievous so he always makes us laugh. But Jungkook said he likes tasty food more than me… JUNGKOOK: Tasty food makes me happy ♡ If there’s food in front of me, I would take a bite out of happiness. Even if I’m full, it’s fine. I’ll get hungry soon after I sleep for a bit. I can keep eating all the time. (laughs)
For the question “What do you want to have at the moment?”, the answers of these 7 people who are busy everyday are!
RAP MONSTER: Time. I want to have some time with my family. I want to travel with my family. We had a concert in Japan last year and my parents along with my sister went on a trip. I couldn’t go with them… I was really upset. J-HOPE: I have never had a family trip before too. I want to travel with my family! JUNGKOOK: I want to travel too. To America or Japan. Who do I want to go with? (glances at J-hope sitting beside) J-hope-hyung ♡ J-HOPE: Wow! I’m happy! Jungkook finally knew how to live in life. (laughs) V: I want to have time too, but I want to have paintings more. I like Gogh the most. There are around 10 paintings in my room. JUNGKOOK: Are they real? J-HOPE: If those are real they would cost hundreds of millions. (laughs) JIN: I want to have an island. I filmed on some island last time and they said it can be bought with 30 billion. RAP MONSTER: You don’t need to buy an island. We’re going to Hawaii or Okinawa anyway. (laughs) Oh snap, it’s time to end the interview! Let’s greet properly for the ending. SUGA: Please listen to our single “Blood, Sweat & Tears” a lot and look forward to our Japan tour too. Please give BTS a lot of love! RAP MONSTER: Our hearts are always… Seventeen ♡
“Trust your gut.” But I can’t. I can’t trust myself in any manner, because today I might not be who I really am, whoever that is. What if this is a manic whim that will pass in the morning. What if when I kiss him I’m just using him as another brick wall to slam my body against. What if my gut says slam the accelerator, don’t bother trying, shoot yourself in the foot. What if I get fear for no reason, anxiety in the sixth floor bathroom, what if my gut says stay home but my heart says go. What if my gut says check the lock again, and again, and again, and again, and, what if my gut says seven is good but did you count it right. what if my gut says leave the party nobody wants you here, what if my gut says why did you leave now everybody thinks you’re weird. What if I get a bad feeling about everyone because one person once opened me up and sewed all their bad into my pockets, what if I go with my gut and overshare a lot and leave awkward silences that stretch in wet muslin bandages over pity-frowns, what if my gut says give in and my gut says I’m worth nothing and my gut says give up. What if you’re right and I’ve been ignoring signs that keep coming and I belong in a box somewhere, un-becoming.
My mom asks me what I want. Where I want to be. I wish I knew how to want things. I wish I had one feeling I knew wasn’t just a rush or a spiral or a warning sign. Something I knew was pure. Something actually mine.
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VLD theory: When the crew is setting up something big in the show they conspicuously don’t mention it or bring it up in the lead-up so people will stop paying attention to it, thus giving a bigger oomph when they do bring it back
The teludav - It’s implied that Lotor has some kind of plan relating to the teludav, given he sent Acxa to collect scaultrite and he tried to steal a piece of the giant teludav team Voltron used on Zarkon. With the team having destroyed that piece it would appear that Lotor has abandoned whatever plans he had for the teludav, except. Except now it would seem Lotor is hoping to join the coalition which would allow him to get close to the Castleship’s teludav. COINCIDENTALLY the team’s use of wormholes has significantly dropped in S3/4 compared to S2. Yeah, part of that is because Allura is spending more time in a lion now than the castle, but still. It’s almost like they’re hoping we’ll forget about the teludav, or at least stop thinking about it. I wonder why that might be
The black bayard - The show has been building up to Shiro finally getting his bayard practically from day 1. With the recovery of the bayard in S2 it seemed as though we’d finally reached that goal, except we had that bit of bait-and-switch with Shiro disappearing. Now he’s back, but COINCIDENTALLY the black bayard is completely absent from season 4 It’s almost like they’re hoping we’ll forget about the bayard, or at least stop thinking about it. I wonder why that might be
Keith’s family - His Galra blood is established in S2E8 and stays relevant in relation to Allura and her reaction to the news. But Keith’s family specifically has never been brought up again, aside for a brief mention in S2E11. Now Keith is working more closely with the Blades, which would logically be the people best equipped to answer this question, but COINCIDENTALLY his family is never explicitly brought up. It’s almost like they’re hoping we’ll forget about his family, or at least stop thinking about it. I wonder why that might be
I’m sure there are other examples I could name, but this is what comes to mind immediately. To get an idea where the show is going next my theory is pay attention to the things that don’t get mentioned, the things that make you go “wait a minute wasn’t x really important last season? How come it’s basically disappeared now”
I’ll be curious to see whether this holds true. I know this is probably more reaching than anything else, and it’s more of a hunch, but I think VLD’s strategy is more or less “if something will be important later introduce it early on, then appear to forget about it entirely, then bring it back when the audience least expects it”
And to illustrate what I mean here’s an example with something that has already been resolved: Matt
S1E1 and S1E3 - set up Pidge’s search for her brother, learn a tidbit of info that suggests Matt is still alive and the search isn’t futile
S1E4 to S2E9 (17 episodes) - no headway in her search whatsoever, aside from a few flashbacks in S1E5 which only serve to provide more context, not advance that plot. It’s almost like they’re hoping we’ll forget about it, or at least stop thinking about it. was the thread dropped? what happened?
S2E10 - BAM! Pidge suddenly finds new intel when we least expected it, kicking her search back into high gear
S3E1 - more new intel acquired, keeping the plot point at the front of people’s minds. This will be resolved soon