When Kim Namjoon said You Never Walk Alone was the Untold
Story… He wasn’t kidding. BigHit has done it again! Though this MV also fit the story of the boys’ journey, they still managed to discuss an underlying controversial issue.
1. OMELAS: DISCRIMINATION OF THE WEAK
In case you haven’t read the story… Here is a rundown
First of all, let me say, this story is riveting in both
its simplicity and complexity; and you could finish it in less than 15 minutes.
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas is an award winning short story written by Ursula
Le Guin. The story starts with the narrator describing a utopian place called
Omelas as the Summer Festival starts. Everything about the city is idealistic
and the narrator even invites the reader to imagine his/her own utopian
scenario and imagine that to be Omelas because Omelas’ perfection and happiness
was hard to simply describe. The narrator claims that the people of Omelas were
not stupid, that this was not the reason why they were happy, but he also
states that the people of Omelas lived without guilt.
As vague and hard as it was for the narrator to describe
Omelas, her description of the small, frail impoverished child was vivid.
People of Omelas knew about the child’s existence, locked in a small basement
but none of them helped or saved the child. The narrator believes that the
child served as reminder for the people of a world opposite to what they have.
The absence of the child makes what they have pointless and therefore the
child’s existence was poignant for their system.
more incredible part though, the part that got the narrator amazed, were the
people who left Omelas. Those who chose to walk alone away from the surfaced
perfection toward the unknown when they have seen the child.
In the MV you can see how their initial excitement of
being in Omelas slowly changed. As if taking in what Omelas truly was.
goes to the desolate Omelas where ironically the No Vacancy sign was still lit.
Like how minorities are refused entry when clearly there is still room.
In the end, unlike in the book where the citizens who face the realities of Omelas left alone, they
all left Omelas together.
Piercer: DISCRIMINATION OF THE CLASSES
Snowpiercer was a movie released in 2013. in the movie, the world was set into an infernal winter after an experiment to solve global warming backfires. The remaining survivors were those on board the Snowpiercer. By 2031, segregation was eminent. Elites inhabit the extravagant front cars and the “scum” inhabit the tail in squalid and brutal conditions. Under watch by guards, they are brought only gelatinous protein bars to eat and kept in their place in the social order by Minister Mason, while sometimes small children are taken away.
Kinda Hunger Games-ish huh?
Rebellion broke out because it seemed like the oppressed have finally had enough. Many died due to the rebellious attacks and the head of the keeper of the peace for the Snowpiercer told the leader of the revolution that it was he who planned the rebellion to reduce the population and maintain the balance of the sealed ecosystem, and subsequently orders the elimination of 74% of the remaining tail passengers. He explains the importance of using fear and chaos to maintain a necessary order and leadership on the train.
The leader of the revolution almost accepted the offer of the head peace keeper to lead what remained of the Snowpiercer but decided to continue the fight when he learned that small children from the tail section are being trapped as replacement parts for “extinct” machinery and that those in the tail section were literally being kept alive for spare parts.
In the end, an explosion happens that causes an avalanche. The train gets derailed and only two survive, one girl and one boy. They alight the train and see a polar. They learn that life was actually possible outside the oppressive train.
In the MV, Kookie and RM is shown riding the train but they keep entering the doors at the back. The train traverses a snowy terrain.
When the line stops, they all go down together and see a dying tree amidst a grassy field. It was the only semblance of life present, but it was enough to hang their shoe on it and mark the place as theirs.
3. Safety Pin Earrings: FIGHT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
“#Safetypin I’m an ally… All those exposed to hate and violence, you’re not alone….”
No, it’s not a fashion statement, there is a deeper meaning.
4. Laundromat/ Segregation: RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Honestly, where else can the term segregation be used that seems publicly acceptable?
Whites separated from colored.
reminded me of a racial case I studied in law school, Yick Wo vs Hopkins 118
U.S. 356 (1886) (Who the F? would have thought I’d use that shit here?)
The immigration of Chinese to California began in 1850 at the beginning
of the Gold Rush. As the Chinese became more successful, tensions with Americans grew. Californians were wary of the cultural and ethnic differences.
Yick Wo, was a laundry facility owned by Sang Lee. After twenty years of owning the facility as an undocumented immigrant, provisions set out by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors said that he could not continue to run his business due to an ordinance that was evidently racially targeted against all Chinese business owners.
case was the first case where the United States Supreme Court ruled that
a law that is race-neutral on its face, but is administered in a prejudicial
manner, is an infringement of the Equal
Protection Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In the MV you can see that the blacks and whites inside were mixed. Whites, Blacks, toss it in! They’re one and the same.
5. Mountain of Clothes: ALL EQUAL!
In 2010, Christian Boltanski created a 40-foot-tall art installation at the Park Avenue Armory.
For Boltanski, clothes are simply a placeholder for 6000 real human beings who lived real lives. He told a journalist, “In my work there have always been a lot of photos of people, heartbeats of people—for me the clothing are people.” The magnitude of the pile illustrates the heaviness of all the hearts now lost.
In this work, Boltanski said that the mountain was an eternal afterlife of sorts, where every individual rests after death. In Boltanski’s view, we are all mixed together in death, no longer the distinct individuals we were in life. We become part of a great pile, individual pieces that have lost their minute details — a single, colossal entity.
This piece of art has been made in various cities all over the world.
BTS made themselves part of this mountain, a symbol of unity in lives lost due to discrimination.
6. Nods to the Sewol Ferry Tragedy: INJUSTICE
So many questions about these shoes. What I know… Jimin picked it up from the shore… and looked pale, kinda like he drowned.
It could honestly have so many meanings…
But given that this is an injustice close to their hearts, they might be giving nods to the Sewol Ferry tragedy.
The Sewol Ferry was a passenger ferry that capsized on 16 April 2014, killing 304 of the 476 people on board. More than 300 passengers were Danwon High School pupils on an organised trip, but only 75 students survived.
Months later, the captain of the ferry escaped the death penalty and has instead been sentenced to 36 years in jail for his role in the tragedy.
Prosecutors had demanded the death penalty and before the trial even started, President Park Geun-hye made a public statement condemning the crew’s action, saying that their decision to abandon ship had been “tantamount to murder”. The sentence means that the captain, aged 69, is likely to spend the rest of life in jail.
In December 2016, it was brought to light that 9000 artists were discriminated and blacklisted for criticizing the government and having a dissenting opinion in the Sewol case. In January, media leaked that Bangtan and Bighit donated money to the families of the Sewol family victims.
In the end of the video, Jimin is again looking sullen and holding the shoes.He was looking at the tree as if deciding what to do with it.
Another symbolism with a lot of interpretations in the video is the “shoes on the wire”. One other possible meaning for this is to give honor to the memory of a life lost.
7. The Yellow Ribbon: Symbol of Hope and Unity
The yellow ribbon has been used as a symbol of hope all over the world for a multitude of causes. From the desire for the return of American hostages held in Tehran between 1979 and 1981 to a fight against a dictatorship from a 21 year long regime in the Philippines in 1986.
The L finger symbol stood for the Filipino word “LABAN” which means FIGHT
For some it became a symbol of home coming and being reunited, hence the famous English song with lines that go, “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree”. It symbolizes the hope of freedom, justice and return. This yellow ribbon has held different meanings to different groups of people but in all those times, it served one purpose, to be a symbol of unity for those part of a cause.
In South Korea, the yellow ribbon started as a symbol of hope for the return of 9 missing children from the Sewol Ferry Tragedy but it slowly grew to be more than that. It served as a reminder that the families that sought justice did not stand alone. The government slowly saw this as a symbol of rebellion and defiance. In truth, it sent a silent but unified message against the people who were the source of the injustice committed.
In the MV, you see Kookie having sole awareness (my obnoxious way of saying he was dead ass staring at the camera) while everyone was a moving blur.
After a while, he seemed to slowly realize that everyone else was moving around him and he joins the crowd.
Two possible meanings. First, the pessimistic view, is that Kookie was the one aware of the issues but no one else was. Everyone else was going about their own business and eventually Kookie joined the crowd…
The second possible meaning? The one I prefer. The more optimistic view, is that due to the movement of everyone around him, Kookie became aware of the need to move and act and joined the movement for the yellow ribbon cause.
Though sometimes you feel like you stand alone in the crowd fighting for something… look around, look closely… there are more people who understand your plight. Never stop moving. Eventually, if your cause is truly powerful, more people will move with you.
Bangtan’s message was clear. For those who suffered injustice or have been discriminated against for being part of a minority, we know your untold stories. Your road may be unknown but YOU NEVER WALK ALONE
From the Book: The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas
Each one goes alone, youth
or girl man or woman. Night falls; the traveler must pass down village streets, between the
houses with yellow-lit windows, and on out into the darkness of the fields. Each alone, they go
west or north, towards the mountains.
“They go on. They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back. The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible that it does not exist. But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.”
From The Movie Inception:
Cobb: You’re waiting for a train. A train that’ll take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you. But you can’t know for sure. Yet it doesn’t matter. Now, tell me why? Mal: Because we’ll be together!
what she means:
oNLY DAY6 CAN HAVE AN ENTIRE MV IN FRONT OF BLANK SCREENS OF COLOUR YET BE ABLE TO CONVEY SO MANY EMOTIONS THROUGH LYRICAL GENIUS, AESTHETIC BEAUTY AND SUBTLE CINEMATOGRAPHY IN ONLY THREE MINUTES AND TWENTY-THREE SECONDS AND THE WORLD IS SO BLESSED TO HAVE THE AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND HARDWORKING GROUP THAT IS DAY6 AND I WILL LOVE AND SUPPORT THEM UNTIL DEATH DO US APART
Exo: shimmie shimmie kokobop; high af mv; every other song on the album is a bop; i have no idea how this album/mv has a connection to the war; awful hairstyles; too many vibrant colors; what’s going on with lay; still not enough sehun lines
Bts:not today happened; love yourself is happening; seriously who can keep up with all those insane theories; every western artist want to collaborate with them; gyeonwo chong jojun balsa; still waiting for them jin lines and screentime; let jhope hold another v live without asking for other members
Ikon: alright since my earlier post ikon and winner totally switched positions; ikon where? somewhere in the basement; give them proper promotion; no more badass hiphop comebacks pls; i miss the team b era; i feel like all their predebut tracks were better; b-day is alright; btw what the hell are these new stage names; EVERYONE I LOVE IKON DON’T HATE ME
Got7: all their songs feel like a mess musically; give them songs that showcase their talents; something like the latest jj project release; bitch we had to wait 5 years for that jjp masterpiece; i honestly like trilogies but not got7’s; why y’all think jackson’s gonna leave got7; hard carry by monsta x is still hilarious
Winner: so yg rememberd they exist; i absolutely love their newer side (really really, island); thank you for not having a summer ballad; have you people realized what a gem jinwoo’s voice is; happy for namtae for his new band; sorry for namtae for struggling with mental illness; leave the boy alone don’t hate him for no reason; dude is really really an artist
Day6: thank you for spoiling us with good music every month; although i prefer their debut era, i think this is their true sound; but songs sound a bit same; still underappreciated; miss their buskings; thought jae is gonna take a longer twitter hiatus but gladly no; miss his hashtags; stop bullying wonpil 2k17; still no lines for dowoon
Astro:baby was not my style; but eunwoo is still a living god; stop growing sanha 2k17; still waiting for a more mature concept; mature, not sexy, no need to reveal anything; although they did it already
Seventeen: maaan their al1 album once again is a masterpiece; so mature; love the hiphop units new sound; the choreo dang; did you pay attention to joshua’s part? that dance is wow; minimal rap i like it; wainting for european dates within their world tour; hoshi rocked the orange hair; and woozi the red; too much hair damage
Vixx: they are one of my bias groups but not gonna lie, i hate shangri la; although a unique concept; use airconditioners or fans or whatever when they’re performing, no more fainting pls; but the lr comeback is here; such a 180 turn from beautiful liar; aesthetic mv; listen to beautiful night(?) it’s amazing; lr is amazing
Shinee: nothing new for them; thought they were one of the few groups without scandals; guess what i was wrong; take care onew; they need a comeback asap
Infinite: nothing since last october; hoya pls sign that contract ir i’m gonna flip tables; infinite with a unique sound and choreography; the choreo needs hoya; don’t want them to enter military, no, not yet; pls have an ot7 comeback
Monsta x:beautiful happened, shine forever happened BUT WHERE IN DAFUQ IS THEIR FIRST WIN????; a lipton commercial summer bop happened; tho i have no idea what does the title have to do with the song; from zero happened, i NEED a studio version; hyungwonho happened; monsta x in hungary didn’t happen; monsta x ray is happening, throw an oscar at them for that drama; i need more hyungwon and siwoo; starship why releasing that dating statement when noone knew anything; let them rest; hyungwon is officially a viral meme; mosta x still happens, hyungKwon also happens
Bigbang:gd’s solo is perfect; another scandal and shit; military service; that’s it
B.A.P: the cover of their latest japanese album is gorgeous; what are those awful hairstyles once again; i was too scared to check out yongguk’s solo; b.a.p in hungary happened; i wasn’t there; i love daehyun’s voice; hope zelo is not growing anymore
Block B: i’m not sure what’s up with them; but block b in hungary happened; without po; and i wasn’t there; miss their older stuff; i want more bastarz; still perverts; still business partners
NCT: not sure where nct 127 is going; cherry bomb was awful, a real mess; if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands is still stuck in my head; wardrobe and hairstyle were better this time; i love nct dream; the chorus from we young is so familiar; sounds like the theme song in the pc game insaniquarium; miss jaemin; where’s nct u; and hansol; give love to doyoung; let mark rest for god’s sake
Pentagon:critical beauty was so weird yet visually satisfying; but this album was my least favourite from them; that wooseok and e’dawn pairing tho; missed yanan; why is there that right before promotions a member is getting injured; triple h happend for good; e'dawn is hot with a lot of tattos; never and energetic are bops; thank you hui
Btob: still so weird; everyone going solo; ballads are in the past bops are back; movie was not my style
Highlight: yaaay they have a new name; i legit thought it’d be bea5t; rookies yet swiping up them music show trophies; sometimes people still call them beast; i was hoping the fandom name was gonna be highlighters
Super Junior: i was anticipating their autumn comeback; but no sungmin; thank you k-„fans”; i’m so happy d&e are back from the military; please love the china line
Nu’est: my babies they are finally getting the spotlight they deserved since their debut; thought pd101 was not gonna do justice for them but hell it did; best choice ever; minhyun finally got a first win; soon is gonna nu’est w; love the meaning behind w; still fucking salty the nation’s producers forgot about jonghyun in the last minute
Ftisland: the more i know them the more i don’t wanna know them; love their freedom in everything-wise; the biggest perverts omg; why were y’all sleeping on wind when it was so important for them and it’s beautiful; sometimes i feel like they want to prove that they are relevant; and they are; 4757857+ years more together pls; WHY DID I SAY PUPPY WAS BAD IT’S A FUCKIN’ BOMB; ftisland in hungary is happening AND I’M FUCKING GONNA BE THERE; jaejin i’m coming
Cnblue: i want to like their korean music but I don’t; last time i forgot they’re giants; yonghwa solo
SF9: 2 comebacks within 2(?) months; bururengnya; the jungle game choreo is jawdropping but it’s not fit for a choreo; easy love was wow; kinda sounds like old kpop; too many taeyang lines; where are jaeyoon’s
KNK:sun moon star was meh; rain is also not my favourite but the mv is wonderful; how to be that extra as they are
Teen top: god dammit love is was pure perfection; it totally gave me old kpop vibes; the dance was on point as expected; like the footwork once again; welcome back teen top
Wanna one: ongniel, winkdeep; jinhwi; jaehwan x minhyun etc, so many ships; wanna one go is hilarious; sungwoons grandfather is amazing; teach jaehwan how to clean; that psychotic laugh tho; i’m still burn it up team; weekly idol with them is… a mess; breaking tv show rating records; god how many music show wins they have already; there is so much more but it’s not a how I see wanna one post
Boyfriend: they just had a korean release; was it a comeback or what; i do love monsta with all my heart but boyfriend still exists if anyone needs a reminder; their evolution throughout the years is insane; they own a special place in my heart cuz they were the group who made me fall in love with kpop; so thank you boyfriend, thank you i yah, thank you hungary, thank you music channel
N.flying: i don’t know much about them, but the real is a great song; go check it out now; the mv is hilarious; i don’t recall whether i ever laughed at a music video; that plot twist omg; jang moonbok as a mermaid; clap clap; if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
So I just decided to make another ‘How I see kpop groups’ with the same groups, but it’s an updated version. I mean no harm with any of my statements and I think this time I was pretty positive (with a little sarcasm). Last time a I got a few hate comments about my Ikon statements so yeah. I love them. And this time I wasn’t shameless with group promo. I have a link to every song I mentioned so if you don’t know what/who I’m talking about then click the links. Hope it’s as fun as last time. And sorry if I was biased with some groups. Enjoy! :3
Our Namjoon is absolutely phenomenal. He’s addressed social justice issues, which are currently plaguing the world right now and guys- this is so bloody significant for an kpop idol to do. Things like politics and racism are not even spoken about on most entertainment shows especially with kpop idols.
I’ll put good money on Namjoon being the type who actively follows political developments, both in Korea and abroad. He’s picked up on millennial conflict throughout the whole MV, and of course- props to Wale as well for supporting his artistry in this.
Of course, let’s not forget how Yoongi also made subtle references to internal issues like mental health in his solo stuff too, which is equally just as important.
For today though, Namjoon has done us a favour and exposed a little bit more about who he is, he’s woke guys- and that makes me so much more comfortable knowing he’s my bias who has such an open minded outlook and cares about the world.
Considering how he aced social studies as well, I mean if there’s any part of his personality that I’m sure about- woke Joon is it.
dream in a dream, (2017) movie posters
“I feel like I’m in the wrong world. ‘Cause I don’t belong in a world where we don’t end up together. I don’t. There are parallel universes out there where this didn’t happen. Where I was with you, and you were with me. And whatever universe that is that’s the one where my heart lives in.” - comet
that “N.O” stands for both the word “no” and is the acronym for “No Offense.”
and the mv looks like its from some kind of dystopian world where anything and everything they do gets controlled like
Who is the one who made us into studying machines? They classify us to either Being number one or dropping out They trap us in borders, the adults There’s no choice but to consent Even if we think simply, It’s the survival of the fittest Who do you think is the one who makes us step On even our close friends to climb up? What?
suga’s lines make me think about south korea’s culture of educational masochism, and how its normal there for even young children to work from early morning until late at night, and often at weekends too, to get into the best university they can and eventually secure a well-paying job. the pressure is intense, and the routine relentless - for years on end. in seoul, legions of students who fail to get into top universities spend the entire year after high school attending hagwons, which are after-hours tutoring academies, to improve their scores on university admissions exams. and these hagwons are no joke, they can last until early mornings for students as early as elementary school kids :0
which brings me to my next point. i think its very clever that rapmon starts the song with
A good house, A good car, Will these things bring happiness? In Seoul To the SKY, Will parents really be happy?
ppl may not know while SKY can mean the sky up above us, its also said to be the acronym for the three most prestigious universities there– seoul university, korea university and yonsei university. they’re very hard to get admitted, and the competition is insane, just
and its no wonder why even with south korea being the world’s 12th largest economy at least according to forbes, a place where you can surf the internet on the underground, dance the night away in a salsa club, and buy a decent americano on your way to work. and yet, as i quote, “people here seem less happy than during the years of hardship after the korean war.” their high suicide rate seems to reflects this.
and like how rapmon further laments, how can they?
The grown-ups confess That we have it so easy They say that we are happier than our portion Then how do you explain my unhappiness? There’s no conversation topics beside studying Outside, there are so many kids like me, Living the life of a puppet Who will take responsibility?
cos thats how they’ve rolled for centuries..
which is why i applaud bangtan and its whole production for highlighting this issue and in a way letting ppl know of its atrocity,and that gives a lot of consolation for ppl like me, for students like us, and i like how their message isnt really about being rebellious and going against the authority, they’re not even questioning the importance of education, cos it is.
just take the title for what it is, no offense– but
So like….is this supposed to be our Secret Sessions?
Because it feels that way.
If you think about it..literally everyone in the world except for her hardcore fans believe she is gone. Completely different. They listen to the song and think she is STILL “playing the victim” and quite honestly what they’re saying about the MV is extremely embarrassing.
No one fully understands what is going on except for us. They can’t decipher the clues because they don’t have the backstory.
AND she is still here on tumblr with us.
So not only does it feel like our own special little party, which feels EXCLUSIVE and completely BADASS, it shows that Taylor literally doesn’t need anyone but her fans. The true fans that understand her.
I’m laughing and crying at the same time and I have been for over a week now.
JACKSON IS NOT SIMPLE MINDED LIKE SOME OF YOU PEOPLE THINK, HE WILL NOT MAKE SONG ABOUT MONEY, DRUGS, GANGSTA WORLD OR BIG ASS LIKE SOME RAPPERS WE USED TO SEE ON YOU TUBE, PAPILLON WAS INSPIRED BY THE MOVIE ON THE SAME TITLE AND THIS SONG, LIRICS LIKE WHOLE MV HAVE SECOND MEANING , DEEP SYMBOLISM HIDE IN IT, SO I AFRAID MANY WILL UNDERSTAND MESSAGE WHICH JACKSON WANT SEND TO YOU AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TELL THAT THIS SONG IS CRINGY BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW HIM AT ALL, GUNS, CARS, HORSES ARE JUST METAPHOR FOR HIS LIFE, FOR HATERS , FOR REALITY OF THIS CRUEL WORLD, HE AND WE NEED DEAL EACH DAY
ITS LIKE LIRICS FROM HIS SONG
“all they care is about profit, nah the don’t see me “
♤ happy belated birthday jongdae!!! ♥♥♥
♤ chensing machine
♤ dance line
♤ fucking amazing vocals
♤ k i m j o n g d a e
♤ suggestive dancing
♤ exo highkey would be 1000000000x lamer without this child
♤ actual kid
♤ pretends to not be a kid but is
♤ introduces himself in different dialects
♤ aspires to be good at mandarin so we don’t know he’s korean
♤ blond kim jongdae is a miracle
♤ speaking of miracles him in miracles of december
♤ we are b l ess e d
♤ him bed was so tidy when they showed it on happy camp
♤ like dude nice patterns
♤ putting out his watch like aye i’m cool
♤ his ass
♤ have you seen his ass
♤ he knows he has a hot ass
♤ this section will just be about his ass
♤ like he fucking shows off his ass like no big deal
♤ wondering if yixing and baek like to touch it (his ass) hmmm
♤ maybe his ass inspired the lyrics to touch it after all he helped write it
♤ his ass is just a piece of artwork at this point like don’t you deny it okay
♤ like when he suggestively dances swinging his ass i’m dead okay stop it
♤ legit he knows he has a hot ass and that’s why he shows it off so much cries
♤ the happiest child in exo-m
♤ could make the world a better place with his laugh
♤ also great for gifs like the iconic ‘power mv’ gif
♤ he’s so precious like dude
♤ how could you not love him
♤ likes to thrust his hips a lot
♤ also likes to scream
♤ likes taking away hours from minseok’s sleep
♤ probs why his ass is so nice
♤ but he’s the actual cutest thing ever
♤ first time bleaching his hair
♤ damn it his vocals are so good
♤ esp miracles in december
♤ like have you heard it
♤ i always get emo whenever his voice comes on
♤ like it’s that emotional i love him
♤ he’s just omg
♤ precious vocals
♤ precious boy
♤ dON’T DENY THE FACT HIS VOCALS ARE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
♤ talented shorty
♤ literally has amazing vocals
♤ amazing at dancing
♤ dance line
♤ wait no,
♤ hE IS THE FUCKING DANCE LINE
“step aside sehun it’s my time to shine”
♤ “reserved”???? lMAO NOPE
♤ hilarious like
♤ everything he does is funny
♤ occasionally goes insane
♤ you know just occasionally
♤ by that i mean screaming at inappropriate times
♤ also just randomly showing off his ass like we know
♤ not that i’m unappreciative or anything
♤ also jongdae in exo chats is the funniest
♤ he is the funniest
♤ also the cutest
♤ beagle line is cute
♤ jongdae is cute !!
♤ jongdae + baekhyun = save our souls
♤ wHY IS THIS A THING
♤ they scream
♤ so fucking much
♤ how have they not been kicked out of the dorm by now
♤ like um aWAEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
♤ sorry but that was completely necessary
♤ how do the main vocalists how run out of voice
♤ like they scream so much
♤ how does ksoo refrain from killing them lmao
♤ so unappreciated
♤ like could you guys just show him some love
♤ he’s the funniest thing i’ve ever seen
♤ obviously he deserves way more
♤ also jongdae + chanyeol = smILE WAR
♤ kinda creepy if you think about it
♤ anYWAYS he’s a wonderful child
♤ literally bc exo are actual children
♤ have you seen them fight each other
♤ esp jongdae why is he like this
♤ great in smut
♤ also great in everything else
♤ cl shouldn’t have sang i am the best it should’ve been jongdae
♤ that’s how hot he is
♤ y’all better appreciate him
♤ he’s actually the most adorable child
♤ well i mean like yeah facts
♤ don’t you deny the fact u love him
♤ i know u love him
You know how there are pairings in many of BTS’ music videos, Rap Monster with V, Jungkook with Suga, and J Hope with Jimin, while Jin is usually on his own, the phrases on their posters all connect with each other (almost as if they’re talking to one another):
Jungkook and Suga:
(In the RUN MV we see Jungkook and Suga fighting, mainly because Suga is angry and Jungkook tries to stop him but only ends up getting hurt in the end. There are also times in other MVs where they are apart while the other pairs are together)
Jungkook: "The direction of my heart, I want to run to that place.”
Suga: “Don’t come any closer, you’ll be unhappy.”
(Jungkook’s heart may be with Suga, because he loves his hyung, but Suga feels he may only hurt him if they are together)
V and Rap monster:
(Tae is looking at his reflection, Rap mon’s song was called Reflection and most of the lyrics mentioned were about him wanting to love himself)
V: If I had made a different choice, would you have not left?”
Rap monster: “I’m only looking at you from behind because now isn’t the right time.”
(Tae may have made a mistake that caused him to lose Rap mon, and he thinks that he may hate him or Rap mon may have left Tae behind to go find himself)
Jimin and J Hope:
(In J Hope’s poster isn’t that the same plane Jimin was looking at in Fire and that was in the Young Forever MV? I just find it interesting that they’re both looking up at the sky, maybe because they’re both thinking of one another at that time?)
Jimin: “I lied, because there’s no way you can love someone like me.”
J Hope: “As long as you’re shining, I’m okay.”
(Jimin feels as if he doesn’t deserve a friend like J Hope because of his past sins, but J Hope is fine with being apart from him as long as it makes him happy)
I feel like Jin’s poster sums up what they all may be feeling and how they wish they could fix the mistakes they made in the past
Jin: “If I could turn back time, I would want to be the best man in the world.”
But it could also depict that, since he’s the one in all of the MVs that may be dead, if he could turn back the clock to when he was alive (in the past), he would do so many things over and be the best man in the world. Maybe that’s why he’s the only one in a suit? People tend to be buried in suits.
KoKoBop is actually song from the 1950s by Little Anthony and The Imperials. The full song title is Shimmy Shimmy KoKoBop and it’s about a guy who meets a “native” girl and she teaches him a “native” dance called KoKoBop. Long story short, the guy is infatuated with this exotic woman and her dance.
Now, by “native” it’s really talking about a person who isn’t quite from a modern society but rather like an agricultural one. In other words, this person seems exotic because they’re nothing like a person in an urban city.
So, if EXO are really taking tribute to this song then the concept of this mv could be about a girl who is exotic in the sense that she’s not like a city girl but one from a foreign place. Foreign meaning she’s just something different and takes them out of their small world of urbanization. Hence why, in the teasers and logos we see a lot of foliage and colors because let’s be honest here. When you think of an exotic place outside from the city, what do you immediately think of? An island, jungle, or nature in general. So this song could be about a girl who’s a native to an unknown land and EXO are infatuated by her uniqueness and behaviors. Hell, who knows. She may even teach them to KoKoBop.
As for The War, right now I think it’s another track so…yeah.