HOW EUPHORIA AND THE 4TH HIGHLIGHT REEL ARE RELATED
Everything that happens in Euphoria is a continuation of the
ending of Highlight Reel #4 (I’ll call it HR4).
At the end of the HR4, Jin
So he changes his clothes (which I’m assuming
is a metaphor for entering an alternate universe) and goes off to find out the
answer to his question.
The first shot we see of Jin in Euphoria is
Here he’s wearing the same clothes that he was
wearing at the end of HR4
Then after Jin arrives,things start getting a
lot better. We see the same scenes that have happened in their lives before
Happening again, but in a ‘happier’ setting.
So it looks like
while Jin can’t change the events that happened, he can change the circumstances, and make his friends happier while facing the same situations. Also,they’re all
wearing white clothes.
a colour associated with light, goodness, innocence,
purity, and virginity. This further emphasizes the fact that Jin was
trying to erase everything bad that happened to them, and regain their
innocence. But Jin knows he’ll have to pay a price for
keeping this alternative universe alive, just like he says at the end of HR4
So he knows that at
the cost of his friends ‘euphoria’ (i.e. their happiness), he will have to make
a sacrifice, perhaps symbolized by the jump he’s about to take
But Jin knows what he
has to do, and he happily accepts his fate.
Because maybe, making
things better for his friends is Jin’s personal idea of euphoria.
“Can you tell me a bit about yourself?” is the most daunting question for a borderline.
Honestly, today I could tell you I prefer dark colours, I’m quiet and I don’t have a lot of friends but tomorrow I could literally walk in wearing all white and pastel colours, be chatty enough for you to tell me to keep it down while also texting away in my 3 group chats.
I don’t know how to answer that question and I probably never will because I have no idea who I am and there are so many versions of me, I just can’t keep up.
daydream: night seeping through the trees, orange blossom winds, white nightgown and long hair, standing on the bank of a dark silky river, holding a sleepy baby against my chest, softly humming Fairuz in the moonlight, jasmine flowers falling into the river
theres just a what-if here about ritsu getting just a bit of psychic empathy and achieving the rest with his writers brain, and theres also a headcanon about mob not being a very good singer or not playing any instrument but being able to whistle very well
I remember theres a word for that, the very good whistler thing, from a jeffery deaver book Ive read, but I cant find it in my memory anymore