that is actually main text

why do i constantly wanna change everything about myself and my surroundings

It’s 5:30 AM and I’m actually like physically crying over Neville like


Neville earned his chamionship by not caring about the fans or what they thought. He turned heartless and cold and he got what he wanted. He was angry and ruthless and he turned away everyone. Neville lost his opportunity at getting another shot at the championship by….caring. By caring about the 205 roster. By caring about his enemies and the fans and the critics.


Neville was Ok with not getting a shot at the title for awhile. He didn’t give it up to enzo because he deserved it. He gave it up because the other members of 205 deserved a shot at it. Neville let himself be a fucking martyr in his own troll king way. I’m crying god I’m gonna beat up everyone on 205 live

i can’t go to bed because i’m stressed out over whether adam gets enough sleep in college like. he’s been running on 3-5 hours for 4 years or something!! what if he doesn’t remember how to get a full 8 anymore???? help him!!!

The temptation to put the main character of my novel in a relationship with her female best friend is SO STRONG but I literally know that if I do that then I’ll make these two other characters gay for each other and I already have an established lesbian couple within the main six and it’s like they can’t all be gay but I really want them to be ajbdjsbsidbdjndj

also after years of wondering but never bothering to count, I’ve calculated that, if a Hobbit’s 33 years old is equivalent to our 20 years old, then it means that during the Followship of the Ring, Bilbo was around 80 in human years, Frodo 30, Sam 23, Merry 22 and Pippin 17.

i don’t know why that information would be useful (except breaking my heart, Pippin, what are you even doing there), it’s probably not even totally accurate because Hobbits in a fantasy novel and modern humans, but I can’t stop thinking about it anyway

anonymous asked:

Do you think that Romeo and Mercutio are in love ?

No, I really don’t. I’m peripherally aware that this might be ship couple, and you’re welcome to ship them, but I think there’s no textual reason to think they’re in love.

The main thing is that Romeo spends all his time pining and chasing after women, and I do think it’s quite important for his love for Juliet to be genuine and undistracted. mainI can’t find anything suggesting that Romeo has any particular feelings for him other than camaraderie and friendship (even considering the sexual banter – more on this later). So I very much doubt that there’s any attraction on his side.

I suppose the main textual support for this kind of interpretation is that Mercutio is a little too interested in Romeo’s sex-life, constantly turning Romeo’s words into sex jokes and sexualising his infatuation with Rosaline. A good example is when he says that

‘Twould anger him
To raise a spirit in his mistress’ circle
Of some strange nature, letting it there stand
Till she had laid it and conjured it down –
That were some spite. (2.1.23-27)

Which is a roundabout way of saying that mocking Romeo is nothing in comparison to ‘raising a spirit’ (having an erection) in Romeo’s mistress’ ‘circle’ (mm-hmm), and letting it ‘stand’ there until she does something to make it go down. And then the more simple one: ‘O Romeo, that she were, O, that she were / An open-arse, thou a poperin pear! (2.1.37-38): note the sexual pun on the ‘O’ (another one of those pesky female circles) and ‘pop-her-in’ on ‘poperin’ which is a particular type of pear (the implication is not so different from the aubergine emoji today).

If you wanted to construe this as a potentially sexual interest in Romeo himself, then it’s an unreciprocated interest. But then Mercutio tends to sexualise everything. It looks like he’s not so much interested in Romeo as in sex in general, and Romeo’s adoption of the lover persona makes him a prime target for sexualised ramblings.

The other thing is that Mercutio’s chief attitude towards love is deflationary – i.e. he tends to mock romantic love and uncover the sexual underpinnings of romantic love. That makes it highly unlikely that, even if he has a sexual interest in someone, he would be in love with them per say. I mean, take this line:

If thou art dun, we’ll draw thee from the mire
Or, save your reverence, love, wherein thou stickest
Up to the ears. (1.4.41-3)

Mercutio says Romeo is stuck up to the ears in the mud or love, but prefixes love with ‘save your reverence’ – which is something you say just before saying a naughty word (like ‘pardon my French’). He’s basically suggesting that being up to the ears in love is pretty much equivalent to being up to the ears in shit. How much more cynical can you get? Even Mercutio’s interest in sex is mocking and cynical – what he values above all is witty banter, and love dulls a man: ‘drivelling love is like a great natural that runs / Lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole’ (2.4.88-89). A ‘natural’ is a term for an idiot, and the picture he paints is hardly very flattering. Essentially his point seems to be that love turns a man into a fool controlled by his sex drive. 

I don’t deny that there might be non-heteronormative love (as far as that term applies to early modern literature) in the play, and Mercutio could be a good candidate because of his treatment of sex. Still, it’s also worth observing his general cynicism towards love and sex. Anyway, even a little too curious interest in somebody’s sex life doesn’t necessarily entail a romantic or sexual interest, because talking about sex is part of that strange but long tradition of masculine bravado and showing off about sexual exploits that you hear even today. After all, Mercutio is very firmly embedded in the toxic masculinity of the society of Verona, as his attitude towards Romeo’s refusal to duel with Tybalt and his subsequent goading of Tybalt shows very clearly.

Those who oppose thee
Shall know the wrath of heaven.

Andraste 7:19



And in return were given, in hushed whispers,
The secrets of darkest magic.

- Threnodies 5:11



Blessed are the peacekeepers, the champions of the just.

- Benedictions 4:10



Then the Maker said:
To you, my second-born, I grant this gift:
In your heart shall burn

- Threnodies 5:1-5:8



Here lies the abyss, the well of all souls.
From these emerald waters doth life begin anew.

- Andraste 14:11



Dragons with wicked eyes and wicked hearts,
On blacken’d wings does deceit take flight

Silence 3:6, Dissonant Verse



And as the black clouds came upon them,
They looked on what pride had wrought,
And despaired.

- Threnodies 7:10



You have brought Sin to Heaven
And doom upon all the world.

- Threnodies 8:13

One thing that’s bothering me though

Why didn’t we see what Sana wrote?

Like actually see it

We always see what the main texts even when they don’t send it

Why didn’t we see Sana’s text being written and being sent in the screen?

I don’t know okay? I’m just freaking out here

anonymous asked:

What's the meanest nickname you ever gave someone?

Okay, so I’m gonna tell you the nicknames plural, but first I need to tell you about the guy I used them on because if you don’t understand what he’s like, you might think he didn’t deserve every horrible thing anyone ever said to him. 

There was this guy I hated at my college. The first time we met, he saw that my messenger bag had a picture of Mandy Patinkin as “Che” in Evita made to look like the iconic Che Guevara image. When he asked why it wasn’t actually Che, I said it was because I’m a huge Mandy Patinkin fan and then said “plus Mandy is way less controversial.” He literally screamed at me for implying Che Guevara had done something to be controversial and asked “are you even a communist?!

He dressed “steampunk” but this mostly involved wearing a tweed jacket and and bowler hat everywhere. Sometimes the jacket would be lime green instead, and sometimes the hat would be a stetson or a civil war style hat. He always wore dress shoes specifically because he liked seeing people straighten up in their seats when he walked in the classroom because they made him sound like a professor approaching. Note: there’s nothing wrong with this aesthetic, but he could not pull it off. 

One time, I was hanging out with some cool folks I knew and one of them happened to be dating the only person who could stand to be his friend for more than two months, and earlier in the day a security guard gave me a nice umbrella from the lost and found, with like a wooden hook handle. He asked me if he could have it, for free, and I told him no, I needed it to get home, and he ONCE AGAIN screamed at me “come on, man, you know that’s totally my style.” Later, he pulled me aside and told me the rest of the group was too polite to say it but they all hated me and wanted me to leave them alone. A few months later all the folks at the table told me they were actually all thinking that about him

He was also horrifically racist, often advocating for ethnic cleansing in classes. He was a raging misogynist, openly expressing his hatred of women and ending every argument with “are you on your period?” He kept a photograph of his own penis on his phone so that, whenever someone questioned his manhood, he could show them. That part always confused me, because like, he was willing to sexually harass people by exposing his genitals to them without consent, but apparently didn’t bring his actual penis with him because he had to show them an easily-doctored digital photograph? I’m not saying he should have whipped out his actual dick but I’m surprised he didn’t

He was in my World War II class and on the first day he told one girl his plan was to “only show up on days with quizzes, tests, and papers, leaving once he turns them in, and getting straight A’s anyway.” Anyone following this strategy might not have read the part of our syllabus saying our professor’s attendance policy, which was that you don’t get credit for a quiz, test, or paper if you leave right after you hand them in, and after a certain number of unexcused absences you lose the entire 20% attendance and participation grade, meaning at the end of the semester he had an average grade of 0%. 

For the final paper of the class, we had to write a paper on one of the books from a list provided by the professor, and the syllabus said it had to be a book IN ADDITION TO our assigned textbook and collateral texts. Because some of our class texts were on the list of acceptable books, I accidentally wrote a paper on one of them without realizing it wasn’t allowed. About a week before the paper was due, I asked the professor just to be sure, and he made an announcement clarifying that it wasn’t allowed, and reiterated it in the remaining class sessions. Guess who we hadn’t seen since the last test and wouldn’t see again until the next paper? 

Dude turned in a paper on the main class textbook. The professor gave everyone who made this mistake a week’s extension to fix it, but this dude sent the professor an angry email stating that he would not be rewriting his paper and would gladly “rather take a zero” because he felt the professor shouldn’t have said the main text was allowed (he actually explicitly said it wasn’t allowed) and that he “hadn’t learned a thing about World War II” in the class, which we all pointed out was probably because he’d never been to the class. The professor was actually so shocked by the email that he removed this dude’s name and sent it out to the class and explained to us that he doesn’t actually need the papers and he gave us extensions because he wants us to pass, so not turning it in isn’t hurting anyone but us. 

Anyone who disagreed with him would, without fail, result in no less than five minutes of sulking. He would literally stay in the area so he could give you dirty looks while he was upset at you. My personal favorite was the time people were debating with the religious zealots shouting on campus and he kept shouting unfunny jokes, and the bible-shouters were using him as an example, and finally I heard a bunch of guys saying “he’s worse than the bible dudes” and “if that dude says one more thing I’m gonna kick his ass” and I finally told him to shut up, that no one thought he was funny, and that he was hurting more than he was helping. He sat down and sulked on a bench for twenty minutes while glaring at me and telling his friends I’d been mean to him for no reason. 

Okay, so now that you know about this person I had the displeasure of crossing paths with so many times, here’s some of the many mean nicknames I came up with for him:

  1. The Victorian Error
  2. Sweeney Toddler
  3. Jack the Ripper’s Amish Cousin
  4. Beadle Bamford (I know this is two Sweeney Todd references but he really looked like Beadle Bamford)
  5. Professor Dickpic
  6. Guy who wears your granddad’s clothes but doesn’t look incredible
  7. Greasy Beardmouth
  8. Captain Pube-beard
  9. Beardface the Hostile Leprechaun
  10. That pile of sweaty hats that hangs around Chris

Bonus: After the final for that World War II class I was talking to that professor and three of my classmates (who are women) and I told them about that dude’s tendency to end arguments with “are you on your period” and my classmates spent five minutes describing and miming how much they wanted to punch this guy in the testicles. In front of our grinning World War II professor. Who was holding the final exams we just finished taking under his arm. 

Shocked out of his System

I’m so sorry this took longer than it should have and this is way longer than it really should be. Didn’t get the chance to edit this perfectly, but if there’s odd mistakes critique is always welcomed. thanks…

this is part 2 of a story i wrote before entitled Ripped. So someone messaged me a request to continue it and to add a lil kink in there. so here it is. a way too long part two of a story that i never intended to make a part two for… 

enjoy the smut ;)

Part 1: Ripped

Part 2: Shocked out of his System

Part 3: Lost of Control

Part 4: Confessions

Part 5: I’ll Take Care of You 01

Part 6: I’ll Take Care of You 02


It’s the first time they met after their little incident on Skype. And by incident Jack means that one time his best friend took his shirt off i front of him and commanded him to wank off to each other… and he couldn’t say no.

It’s been a little over a month since then. They had kept in touch of course. A couple of tweets here and there, an e-mail or two. But no skype. Not right now. Everytime his skype would ring he’d jump in his seat, scared that it might be the American. Whenever it ended up being someone else he’d breath a sigh of relief, but deep down there was a hint of disappointment.

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We’re not a blog that is dedicated to reviewing music (including Kpop), but because we absolutely adore BTS and their music, we decided to do a memo-style review of the Music Video (MV) for their Japanese Version “Blood, Sweat & Tears” (血、汗、涙 -Japanese Ver.-).

***Note: If this is your first time browsing the Drama Files, please read The Rules on how our Memo-style reviews work.***

***Note: We really wanted to analyze the Blood, Sweat, Tears Korean MV before, but we missed out on the opportunity. We thought this MV was very interesting as well, so we were really eager to share our theories about what they could possibly signify. There are definitely many theories, so we thought we’d propose ours. Our views are simply theories and purely speculative.***

Memo

Dear Reader,

There have been some questions regarding the recent release of BTS’s 血、汗、涙 -Japanese Ver.- (“BST”), particularly:

(1) Who/What does each member represent?

(2) How is the ending clip that is reminiscient of the “I Need U” MV connected to BST?

Conclusion

(1.1) J-Hope acts as a guide. J-Hope is Archangel Michael and Frau Eva from Demian.

(2) This will be answered in a subsequent Memo.

Background

Jubiemon J: I will first start by setting the background that leads to the analysis of the characters. Please bear with me! Through BST, we see two predominant influences: the Bible in particular The Fall of the Rebel Angels by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Demian. The Fall of the Rebel Angels is based on the passage from the Book of Revelation. This passage highlights the confrontation between Good and Evil, before the Fall of Man. Archangel Michael forces Lucifer to leave heaven based on God’s Orders and as a result, there is the fall of other rebel angels (See here for the actual text).

The main themes in BST, as a result, are adulthood and temptation/sin. (I write it as temptation/sin because I believe they go hand in hand. Each member is tempted by something sinful.) The lyrics of BST highly emphasize temptation; the chorus is: I want more, more, more. Given this context, we can see how each member, except for J-Hope and maybe Suga, face temptation and from these struggles, they are forced to eventually grow up and mature into an adult. I will go through each character from a biblical point of view (POV) and then from the perspective based on Demian.

When the MV has a blend of neon colours, we are safe to assume that this is a time of war/temptation/animus and that we are in the internal reality.

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This is after Jungkook drank the green liquid; Look at the neon vibes.

When the MV is in an everyday type of light and the setting is still in a Victorian vibe, this seems to imply that we are looking deeper within ourselves.

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Jimin is trapped in this room.

When the MV is filmed with an everyday light but the setting is modern, then that is reality in a distant past.

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Jin is hitting V and V is retaliating. Look at the modern kitchen and their clothes.

When the MV is filmed with a slightly brown light that gives a nostalgic vibe, then that is the present reality.

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Look at this brownish tint. Mostly only Jin shows up for these type of scenes.

I also think it’s important to establish where BST chronologically fits among BTS’ MVs to understand who each member represents. I rewatched almost all of the MVs and I think the ones that are related to BST are the Korean “BST”, “I Need U”, “Run”, the BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV, and “EPILOGUE: Young Forever”. (I consider “Spring Day” another story by itself. Feel free to read our analysis of it to understand why that is so.)

The chronology of the story, in my view, is:

1. “I Need U”

2. “Run”/the BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV/Korean BST

4. “BST”

5. “EPILOGUE: Young Forever”

I think we can divide the MVs into external reality and inner reality (aka psychical reality). “I Need U”, “Run”, and the BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV focus on the external reality (The BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV does have psychical reality, but I think it’s more like a memory playback.) The other three MVs represent the psychical reality. The way they are filmed is different from the former three.

The starting point of the boys’ story would be “I Need U”. That is when we are introduced to all of the boys’ problems (eg V struggling with his broken family, J-Hope battling what’s likely a mental health problem, etc). We end this song with V killing his father to save his sister.

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Next is “Run” where we see V fall back into the water, meaning that he has succumbed to darkness. He also leads the boys into mishaps and they all play pranks or do some petty crime together.

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In the end, we find that Jimin is in a tub, burning a group photo of them. All of them have changed or matured and there’s no turning back now. I placed BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV with “Run” because I see the BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV as a time where V is reminiscing about the past.

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Then we move into the psychical reality. We see in the Korean BST how the characters are struggling internally. Chronologically speaking, I think the Korean BST happens around the same time as “Run” and the BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV. As the boys are changing and being led by V for the external reality, the inner reality is also occurring. That’s where the Korean BST fits in. I placed BST after the Korean BST because we see Jin reminiscing about what has happened.

Finally, there is “EPILOGUE: Young Forever” where all of them have all grown up and are wishing to stay “Forever Young”. There’s a really dream-like state with this MV, so I consider it more of a psychical reality.

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There is a chance that the boys have all died as a lot of fans have remarked, but in my opinion, the boys have just matured and though they wish to stay a boy, they have to become an adult. Their “youth” has died and not their actual selves. When we go through each boy, we see what they have gone through or left behind.

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White ribbons are used in Korean funerals and white ribbons can also mean innocence and pureness in other cultures. At one point, the ribbon in Jungkook’s hand seems to have turned into a white feather–hope and then the white feather is shown by J-Hope’s feet along with the scattered pills.

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The members will try to savour this blissful moment for as long as they can. I think this explanation matches the lyrics more like how J-Hope raps that “[he] wants to stay young forever”/”yeongwonhi sonyeonigo sipeo nan Aah”/”영원히 소년이고 싶어 난 Aah” (See credits for translation here). I think the huge irony here is that even though they want to savour youth, getting through youth is a challenge and a maze itself. That’s why they’re in this grey fenced maze that also resembles a cage. At the end of the day, you navigate through this maze and grow up, yet you also still become super nostalgic of those days. Ironic huh?

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Look at this scary maze — youth.

(Side note: I quoted the romanized Hangul and Korean lyrics because I prefer to translate the phrase as “I want to stay as a young boy forever”. Though I’m not fluent in Korean, I am certain that “sonyeon” is “少年”. 少年 in Mandarin means a teenage youth or young boy (something like a boy of ages 10-16). To be honest, I feel like when the term is translated into English, it loses its beauty and what it embodies. 少年 embodies that growing up phase.) 

(Just a another note: I am not an expert in Christianity. I only know references based on what I’ve learned in English Literature and Art. I also have not fully read Demian as I have a bit too much on my hands right now. However, I’ve read summaries on Cliff Notes and Coles Notes and read character analyses. Finally, I am not a psychology major, so I apologize if I’m not 100% clear with the psychological concepts. I’ve tried my best to understand them through research.)

Now that we have all the background settled. Let’s go onto who the members represent in BST beginning with J-Hope. I have decided to release this Memo into different parts.

Analysis

(1.1) J-Hope acts as a guide. J-Hope is Archangel Michael and Frau Eva from Demian.

Throughout BST, J-Hope is like a guide. We first see him sitting in front of Michelangelo’s Pieta. Pieta depicts Virgin Mary who holds onto Jesus Christ’s deceased body after his crucifixion. We are past the scene where Jin looks through the painting, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, with some binoculars, so we know that we are in a chaotic stage of war. Notice how when the painting is zoomed in, we only see the images of the monsters and rebel angels and the Archangel in the centre is completely black.

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Jin with the binoculars (setting = reality based on how it’s filmed)

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No Archangel here. Just monsters and rebel angels.

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Reference to the Devil from the Korean BST. 

Then the first time we see J-Hope, nearly everything is pitch black, except for him and Pieta. The neon pink/yellow light symbolizes that he is here to show the light. J-Hope has a sword in his hand; we know from a lot of stories, noble knights or Kings have to fight with a sword (ie King Arthur/Lancelot etc). Similarly, he has to fight off the bad angels.

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Neon pink in BST meaning that “there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” (Book of Revelations, 12:7)

As Archangel Michael, J-Hope chases V who is likely Lucifer from Heaven and brings about the demise of the Rebel Angels. Jimin and Jungkook are seen restraining V, the Fallen Angel. You’re probably wondering how these two can be helping J-Hope when they too have fallen into despair. I think the only reasonable way to explain it is that each member starts their story at a different time. Jimin and Jungkook were saved first or have matured enough to realize that the Fallen Angel needs to be out of Heaven.

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Jimin and Jungkook are restraining V (the Fallen Angel). 

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Reminder that J-Hope is the one holding the sword.

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I am pretty sure that this is J-Hope shooting at V because in his other outfit, he is wearing the same sweater as the one here.

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After all, right after the scene above, we see J-Hope with a bow and arrow. 

We never get to see who exactly is the one that aims at V. However, we see in the subsequent scene that J-Hope is the one shooting his bow and arrow. In the Bible, a bow is the doctrine of truth and good: “Jehovah’s arrows are sharp, and all His bows are bent, the hoofs of His horses are counted as rock, and His wheels as the whirlwind” (Isaiah 5:28) (See this website for more explanation). After he shoots that arrow, the doctrine of truth and good are spread to all of the boys. We see the boys hanging out with J-Hope after there’s a small clip of V being in pain.

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Then we notice J-Hope pouring down some pills in a cauldron which lets the truth explode. In a way, I think it could be that J-Hope is foretelling what “may” happen, but I think it is more likely that he is telling us what “has” happened. This is because the next scene is Jin looking around in the present and after that we cut to V and Jin.

(Just a little note: When J-Hope is with the boys or in his lounge room, he is wearing a sweater that is pieced together in many parts. Half of it is black and red and the other is grey, white, and blue. I suddenly got the feeling that the red and black reminded me of Jin’s outfit throughout this whole MV. In a way J-Hope seems to embody both Good and Evil at this stage after fighting the war.)

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J-Hope pouring some pills down and revealing fortunes or the past.

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Based on the two filming styles, I think the V and Jin scene feels more like the past. Jin keeps hitting V and then mouths a “Sorry”. This somehow makes me feel that Jin is really enraged that V led Jin or all of them down the wrong road. After all, if we take a jog back memory lane, we will notice that V is always the one leading the group to do something. V is the only one that jumps from that high contraption in BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV.

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V being the first to jump and to lead the group to elsewhere

That jumping scene is more likely a memory of the past as we first see V with bloody hands in BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue MV, meaning that he has already committed the murder. He keeps trying to wash off the blood but like Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, his hands are stained. Right after this short scene, the lighting in the MV changes to give off a bright yet nostalgic vibe and then there are clips of happiness. Therefore, it’s likely V’s memory of the happier times. I think this theory works because this is also a Prologue MV leading to Butterfly.

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In “Run”, V is also the first one that has plunged into the water because he has sunken too deep via the murder. After his plunge, we are shown Rapmonster who dumps some sugar into his cup of coffee. This act symbolises that similarly, all the boys have subsequently fallen into darkness after V’s crime. In “I Need U”, we already know that all the boys suffer from problems. However, V is the only one who commits arguably the biggest crime out of the boys: V has murdered his father. Therefore, these all prove that V is the one that has led the boys astray.

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Also, closer to the end of”I Need U”, J-Hope is the one pouring down pills. In the beginning of “I Need U”, he seems to have to rely heavily on pills as we see him with his pill cabinet. His external reality is likely dealing with a mental health issue which is why he also suffers a lot in his psychical reality. (It could be non mental health related illness as well; we don’t really know that much based on the clips.)

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J-Hope pouring pills in this fire in “I Need U”

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J-Hope pouring pills in this cauldron in BST

Let’s go back and contrast this “I Need U” pill pouring scene to the BST one. Somehow I keep getting reminded of the Three Witches in Macbeth. I wouldn’t say J-Hope fully embodies the Three Witches because there are three of them and J-Hope doesn’t start any of the MVs. However, I think there is a subtle inference that J-Hope may have been like Three Witches who planted the seed of temptation in Macbeth’s mind to kill King Duncan. Although this pill pouring scene is shown among all of the boys changing towards the end of the MV, there are also clips of the boys’ happy youth where they are playing with fireworks and I’m pretty sure they all gathered around a fire way before V killed his father.

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V coming in to rescue his sister and ends up killing his father.

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Jimin sinking to despair

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Happy Jungkook at the group camp fire

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Everyone playing with fireworks (in the past)

Therefore, when he pours the pills in his external reality, he is foreshadowing the darkness that will come and perhaps in a very subtle way, he has influenced V to act. However, unlike the other boys who have succumbed to darkness, J-Hope is able to break free from temptation and is the bearer of truth in the inner reality. He dumps the pills once more in BST, becomes the one that awakens from this chaos, and has to punish V, the Fallen Angel.

Now that we have established how J-Hope fits as Archangel Michael, we can see how J-Hope can also be Frau Eva who represents the anima. Anima and animus are concepts developed by Carl Jung. Anima is “the woman in men” (See here for more info). The Anima’s archetype is the mother figure. It’s quite fitting that Pieta, which shows the Virgin Mary, is right behind J-Hope. Moreover, in Demian, Demian gives a kiss from Frau Eva to Sinclair. As a result of the kiss, Sinclair who represents the conscious ego is able to combine with Demian (the self) and merge with Frau Eva (the anima). Throughout the novel, Frau Eva’s role is also to help Sinclair grow. As a result, J-Hope has helped all of the other boys mature and the boys are thrown back to the external reality.

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Look behind J-Hope!

As for himself? J-Hope is left behind and gazes up to this sky that features an ominous green butterfly/pair of wings. I initially saw this as a butterfly; butterflies generally symbolize great transformation. Think of a caterpillar who changes into a butterfly. Wings gives a different meaning like freedom, independence, and in the Bible, wings are known to be spiritual truths (See here).

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All of the boys have gained some form of truth and returned to the external reality which is in green. Green is associated with nature and the Earth. I’m pretty sure in BST, green here is used to represent when the characters are in the external reality.

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Whenever this neon green is used, the scenes are related to the characters being in the inner reality. We first see this neon green when Rapmonster and Jungkook are sitting across from one another and Rapmonster tempts Jungkook. Notice how the neon green is on the exterior of the windows and how the Hotel is outside of this building. Jungkook was in a hotel at the beginning. The last three pictures show the ending scenes of the MV. There is V who has been punished looking up to the green sky (external reality). There is Jungkook who is going through that weird neon green/blue light to get back to the external reality. There’s Jin looking down at the vortex and stepping away from it. The green sky is all around him. He too is getting back to the external reality.

I haven’t figured out which member to analyze for the next post, so please feel free to let me know who you’d like to understand first!

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