So we are now right back where we started. V just killed
his father. We learned about his habits, his fears, his memories and
his feelings. But now that he’s ready to take responsability for his
actions, what’s going to happen ? Does this story will even get
a happy ending ? Well there’s actually a few hints placed inside
the MV that implies that they’re eventually going to change for the
good and that they’re on the right track for a happy ending.
1st hint : We see them running
through the whole music video and it can be interprated as running
away from responsabilites, from adulthood. But in this one scene,
they are all stopped. Facing the scenery. It’s the only time we see
them all together and looking at the path before them. In the
prologue, Jungkook was doing the same he was looking at the scenery,
and that meant he wanted to grow up. If they’re all doing this right
now does that mean they’ll eventually want to grow up and take the
path to adulthood ?
2nd hint : In the end of the car
scene in Run, the fact that they’re all getting inside Jin’s car and
that it’s Jin (the only grown up one) who’s driving them towards the
same direction that the other cars are driving in the tunnel, could
mean that he’s going to take them into the path to adulthood with
him. He’s leaving the tunnel (dark and small place) and leading them
towards the right way.
3rd hint : a bolder hint that highly
implies they’re gonna quit this unhealthy lifestyle is in the last
scene of Run’s mv. Jimin (the third member most mature of the group)
who’s still in the bathtub after the scene that we saw a few seconds
ago in the mv, is burning a polaroid of them without Jin. The times
where they were behaving like ignorant kids are over. He burns the
picture of their group without Jin because he doesn’t want them to be
without Jin anymore, he wants them to join Jin.
This scene is still a representation of V’s memory.
V is not in the room with jimin so it can’t be his real memory. It’s
probably made-up memory. It can’t be real either since Jimin is
holding a picture from the prologue which technically never happened
since it was V’s dream. So this scene is a representation of what V’s
mind really wants, which is leave « neverland » (hence
the picture from the prologue) and join Jin. He mixes up events that
already happened and things that he really wants and this is how is
unconscious created this scene.
4th hint : The final hint is the
scene that takes place just before V wakes up. It is again a
combination of a real event that already happen and V’s imagination.
The real event that happen was probably just them walking in the
tunnel and Jin in the car behind following them. Jungkook was walking
a little slower than them and maybe turning around from time to time
to look at Jin. (This is probably what triggered V’s mind to imagine
Jungkook’s car scene in I NEED U)
But we’re in V’s mind and the memory is distorded.
Somewhat, he’s seeing this scene in Jin’s point of view. But it feels
like Jungkook is actually looking at present-V. He smiles at him,
like he’s telling him that everything is going to be ok and that he
can wake up now. The other members represent the childish, messed-up
side, and they’re disapearing. Jin and the car are the good side.
Present-V is in the « car ». Jungkook is lighted, he’s
letting him know that it’s over now, they’ll stop doing bad things
and they’ll just going to be happy together if he wakes up. And what
do you know, the next scene is him actually waking up (coming out of the water). Jungkook and Jin
actually have a special connection (eldest-maknae). On instagram,
Jungkook’s concept photo (for hyyh pt.2) has the hashtag #CUPID and Jin had #psique and I
thought that was weird because I didn’t see the connection between
those hashtags and the concept, or the others hashtags, so I did some
research. Turns out psique is another name for Psyché, who was a
King’s daughter during Greek antiquity. It said that she was so
flawless and beautiful that Venus was jealous of her. In the end she
was too beautiful to have a husband so she ended up marrying Cupid.
Now I’m not saying that Jin and Jungkook are married,
but they definitely have a special connection. And V is only
realizing now that Jungkook was on Jin’s side all along.
Now that he has woken up, he’s ready to change the
turn of events and make sure that I Need U doesn’t happen.
Ok I don’t know if I’m the only one who notice but
the hyyh story reminds me A LOT about the video game Life is Strange. How Maxine can
control her fate, kinda like V. How she travels through time, like V
too in a way. He goes in the past (memories) and imagines the future.
And also the infamous Butterfly Effect (how a simple choice can
effect the whole story), is kind of the theme of both stories. And
even the reccurent presence of polaroids. Which is not only present in
the Mvs, but in real life too with all of BTS’s polaroids. Their
concept pictures for Hyyh pt.1 were similar to polaroids. They even
went as far as doing an exhibition ! This is when I was
completely mind blown because it’s just like the video game. For
those who don’t know the game, Maxine, the main character’s passion
is photography, but polaroids in particular. And in the end she wins
a contest and her picture gets to be part of an exhibition. It’s an important
moment in the game. Her fate relays in that one picture that is part
of the exhibition. She can travel through time thanks to her
polaroids. That’s why she needed that picture so much, so she could
go back in time. And then it reminded me of Jin. Jin is always seen
taking pictures and videos. Maybe he’s filming cause he doesn’t want
to let go of the moment. Filming means he can go back anytime he
wants by watching the tapes. Just like Maxine who can go back to the
time she took the picture just by looking at it, he maybe desperatly
keeps filming in hope of changing the past. Like if something messes
up, he knows they can go back.
When Jimin burns the picture of them in the end of
Run = they can’t go back anymore. They have to face the future, and
But of course it is impossible to change the past, or
to travel through time. This is why all of those things are happening
in V’s mind. But with the exhibition that they did, we actually get to experience
the time travel, as if we were in V’s mind. By looking at each
picture we’re going back to that moment in time. Just like the video
game were she can travel randomly by looking at random polaroids, we
are experiencing ourselves the journey in those different dimensions
but we have no idea what’s going on cause the story line isn’t in
chronological order and we are traveling through different moments
randomly too so we have to put all the pieces of the puzzle together
to understand the story.
To sum it up, this whole thing is way bigger than we think it is.
Even if we do our best to understand every little detail and write
theories about everything, we can never be sure. They don’t help us
AT ALL in finding the truth about the story. Actually, they do the
opposite by giving us harder clues and giving us more questions than
answers. They don’t even want to give us a lead.
It’s like they’re doing it on purpose.
And I think I know the purpose now.
The butterfly effect. A butterfly effect is when one
thing can change the whole story.
That’s the point.
Our point of views and theories, the way we
interprate all of this changes the story, over, over and over again.
We all have our own interpretation, the « story »
is just a big canvas
that could go in an infinite number of directions.
The story could be about Jin’s death, about V’s
death, about all of them dying, about none of them dying. It all
depends on your perspective. Of course this theory that I wrote is my
own perspective and I’m still standin by it. But the fact that
there’s so many theories makes the story a lot more flexible and
interesting. It makes us actually experience the butterfly effect.
Isn’t that, like, super smart ? I really wondered why they
wouldn’t tell us explicitly the story of the MVS but it makes sense
now. It’s a lot more interesting this way, we’re experiencing it
What message do they try to express with this hyyh
The thing is that they were too afraid of growing up
because they thought they would lose their freedom and their ability
to express themselves. For them, adulthood = bad. But their
behaviours were dangerous and just self-destructive. Their
« freedom » was working against them. They thought it was
youth vs adults but it’s not the case. They CAN be adults and be free
at the same time, they just need to find the right way. And they
will, because once they’ll find it, we saw that Jin finally joins
them. This scene can be interpretated that way too.
Even though Jin is an « adult » , it
wasn’t the fact that the other members were young that bothered him
and kept him away from them. It was the fact that they weren’t mature
enough. But once they « grow up » meaning they mature, he
WILL join them. Because every card is important in a house of card,
and if one card is missing, the house of cards can’t be complete. And
once they’ll get Jin on their side they’re gonna be stronger than
ever. And together they’ll find a way to fight for what they believe
in, fight for their freedom. They were afraid that youth and
adulthood was separated and they don’t wanted youth to end but youth
is just a mentality, it won’t end if they don’t want it to end.
(Their new album is litteraly called Young Forever)
As long as we’re together, it’s the most beautiful
moment in life.
This last image is here to reassure us. The most
beautiful moment in now, and it won’t end until you decide it.
Rap Monster talk during Hyyh On Stage :
“Everyone says that we’re all in our most beautiful moments. I wanted to look at the real meaning behind that. What’s the meaning of Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa? Why did we decided to name our album that? It can be our youth. I think it’s always in our mind though. If you know and feel this moment truthfully with the heart, and that you’re ready to accept the moment, then from the time you’re born, the entire life can be beautiful. If someone doesn’t know, then their life is never beautiful no matter what. Yes, so if you guys can feel the most beautiful moment in life, I’m sure from this moment, til we die our entire life will beautiful.”
There’s no point in trying to change the past,
because it already happen.
« If you can’t go back you might as
well just forget about your mistakes » - Nevermind.
We need to stop
running away and being afraid of what’s on the other side. We have to
take responsabilities for our acts.
run run run again! It’s ok to fall down Let’s run run run
again! It’s ok to be injured » (It’s like they’re saying to V
that it’s okay, even if he did a mistake, something bad, he has to
get up and keep running)
What has happened has happened and we can’t change
it. As long as we’re together, it’ll be ok. We shouldn’t stop at hard
times, but run. Forever.
Last words of the Now 3 photobook:
Thanks for reading! I invite you to re-watch all of their MVs from Hyyh era now with that theory in mind, it’ll make a lot more sense :) Have a good day (or good night)!
I’m so happy the Lotto MV came out like I was hoping. Hope you’re all ready for gangster Xiumin. This one is gunna be a series because there’s so much I want to do with this story I need to break it up, but ya here’s the first part :)))))
Summary: You’re not quite sure how your friend managed to drag you out to an illegal gambling competition, but you were there. And someone unsuspected wants to make your aquaintance.
Word Count: 2788
Characters: Reader (Y/N), Luna, Jonghyun, D.O, Xiumin. Mentions of Sehun, Baekhyun, Yixing, Jongdae, and Kai.
Saying it wasn’t typically your scene was an understatement. You’d never done anything like this before. Your friend Luna’s fiance, Jonghyun, was a gambler and he was finally taking her to see what is was like. She was nervous (understandable) and asked if you would join her.
“Isn’t it illegal?” you asked.
“Yes, but they’ve never been caught. Please. At least if we get arrested, I want you to be in jail with me!” she joked.
“I don’t know…”
“If things don’t look good I’m sure no one would mind if we left.”
“I guess… Who knows, It could be fun.”
“That’s the spirit!’ she cheered, lightly punching your arm.