The first video I watched was the special clip “Hero Rooftop Ver.” My initial reaction/first impression of them was that they were bold and sexy. I found the lifting of the shirt dance move creative and different. I was surprised that this boy group was so unapologetic and bold about selling their brand of masculinity and sexiness. They had a certain coolness to them too–that they were bad ass and literal monsters. For some reason I was just drawn to them. I wasn’t good at telling them apart initially so by the end of the video I was just like… “That was very sexy…” all confused and whatnot. It was kinda like a “What the fuck just happened?” sort of feeling. But then I just slowly realized that I really liked the video. Keep in mind that I’ve never been interested in Kpop prior to this. In fact, I was reluctant to get into it and even doubted I would like them as much as I do now.
Around the third time I watched it, I realized that it was the guy with the brown hair and split bangs that was pulling me in with his charismatic facial expressions and his adorable smile–the little cute movements of his face. “Aah, this is what Kpop is all about” is what I thought when I saw him at the front. I wasn’t looking at his abs. I was looking at his connection with the camera and how he handled himself in the spotlight. The camera loved him and so did I. I couldn’t take my eyes off him.
‘A Brand New Dawn’ The Complete Art - by whitebear-ofthe-watertribe **DO NOT REMOVE CAPTION/REPOST ANYWHERE WITHOUT EXPLICIT PERMISSION** **DO NOT STEAL THIS WORK AND/OR CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN**
In celebration of me FINALLY finishing ‘A Brand New Dawn,’ I figured I’d post all the art I did for it in one master post for anyone who didn’t get to see it before :) This has been such an incredible journey; the process of writing the equivalent of a book, as well as learning how to do various digital art mediums, all in the last year, has really helped me to grow a lot. Part of me still wishes to do a sequel, but being in my last year of college leaves little time for frivolous things like sleeping and eating, let alone the many hours needed to do any writing justice. But maybe someday!
To my Readers, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. A huge thank you SO MUCH to everyone who sent in fanart for it! I still cry over them because WOW!! And to every single person who either commented on the fic itself or sent me personal messages, you are positively amazing! This process would’ve never seen completion without all your encouragement, so thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin and major hiatuses between cliffhanger chapters, until the very end (especially since that “end” took yet another hiatus of half a bloody year, haha). You are all incredible and very dear to my heart!