The two men were silent as the video played on the laptop in front of them. Zico watched it with mild interest, while Yongguk brought the cross on his necklace to his lips, chest tightening at the scene unfolding before his eyes. He’d seen the video so many times he knew it by heart, yet he couldn’t tear his eyes away from the screen.
“Why are you showing this to me?” Zico asked after the video had stopped playing.
“Whoever made this is clever and careful. Not once does the torturer reveal his face, only his hands are shown.” Zico only hummed in response, so Yongguk continued. “I need your help with tracking whoever is responsible down and making them pay."
"Why?” Zico asked, arching his eyebrow. There was something about his tone, perhaps about how careless it was, that rubbed Yongguk the wrong way.
“He’s the newest member to our group.” Yongguk replied.
It was silent for a tense moment before Zico let out a chuckle that sent chills down Yongguk’s spine. Something wasn’t right.
“I’m afraid I can’t help you here.” Zico slapped Yongguk’s upper arm lightly, standing up from the couch. “Consider paying the ransom. Who knows what will happen to the poor thing if you don’t?”
Zico had left a long time ago when it finally clicked in Yongguk’s mind. He cursed under his breath and buried his head in his hands. He knew that knife had looked familiar.
I heard on tumblr that some Leo fans were annoyed that he didn’t get enough screen time/choreo in Eternity and they were petitioning Jellyfish to give some of N’s choreo to Leo. And even more annoyingly, I heard that Jellyfish agreed.
Now, I hope that’s not correct, but if it is, that’s annoying. And I’m not annoyed at Leo or anything, but the fans who thought that their (already hugely popular) bias getting more choreo was important enough to inconvenience the band and Jellyfish and take away choreo from other members (and consequently, their fans).
I mean, I understand that Leo got a little less screen time in this mv than in the past. Even I noticed it. But I think it was mostly compared to Ken-they gave him a lot of screen time and a lot of lines.
And that’s too bad. I like Leo. I like his parts. He belts out notes like nobody’s business and is a kickass dancer. But I also loved that they gave Hyuk more parts and let Ken do some cool stuff. I thought that mv was handled pretty well if not perfectly, and I wouldn’t have enough issue with it to complain to Jellyfish.
I understand Leo fans being disappointed about that. But that’s the lot of any fan. I’m sure Hyuk fans have been disappointed in every video up to this one. Ravi fans have been disappointed that he’s always in the back in the dance formation even though he’s a fantastic dancer (or at least I have been). Hongbin fans might have been disappointed that he only gets random hit points in the song rather than actual lines. N fans are disappointed that they’ve never seen his abs or forehead (ok, that was a joke, but N generally gets a fair cut of screen time).
The point is, uneven distribution is inevitable, and as much as it sucks, it’s kinda annoying to me that hardcore Leo fans (who have always seemed a bit more intense that hardcore fans of the other members) feel the need to take up the issue with Jellyfish.
And the thing is, I understand complaining about it among yourselves. I complain to my sister all the time about my favs not getting enough screen time. But I don’t feel entitled enough to take it up with their company, which seems especially ridiculous considering it seems like Leo’s really stepping out of his shell on tv shows/radio shows/etc, so it’s not like Leo fans are being deprived of Leo.
So yeah, this bothers me. It bothers me because no one did that when Hyuk got nearly no lines, dance features, or solo shots in any of the mvs so far. It bother me because to give Leo more choreo, they’re taking it away from someone else. It bothers me because Leo has gotten a lot of feature time in the past and doubtless will in the future.
It just seems unreasonable that fans of a certain person are going to make things harder for the entire band (because changing the choreo that they’ve practiced for a long fucking time) just so their bias can get more time seems petty and selfish, especially when you consider that Leo is not the most shortchanged member (that would be Hyuk).
And on a more specific note, I heard that the part that they’ll be changing is to put Leo in front on the chorus instead of N because they don’t see why N is in the front on the chorus when he’s not singing.
Why is N in the front? Because he’s the fucking lead dancer, that’s why. That’s like asking why Leo is singing in a part. Because he’s the main vocalist. It doesn’t even sound like a well thought out complaint, because at least to me, it seems like the person who got the most footage compared to Leo was Ken, who is our other main vocalist and therefore more comparable. But I personally have no issue with Leo’s cut in this mv, and unless it seems like Leo has an issue, it seems selfish to me for Leo’s fans to make his life and the life of his bandmates harder by changing the choreo for him.