[MV Preliminary Review] BTS’s RUN

I felt the need to put something up a little bit earlier than planned. If you follow me on Twitter, I mentioned I wouldn’t be putting up anything about the video until this coming Sunday the earliest. I need the initial shock of the MV to settle in before I can repeatedly watch it for an analysis. But since the video has come out, my MV Analysis of the prologue has shot up over 1k views in one day, which has NEVER happened. So thank you! For that, this post has been paid.

I’ve now watched the video twice and there are some things I noticed and will go back and look into more. But for now, here’s a list or even a small outline of what I’ve noticed during my two watches and will expand upon once I am able to sit down and piece together an analysis.

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[LYRICAL ANALYSIS] VIXX’s Album – Chained Up

It’s been entirely too long and you’re coming back to a post like this. I know… but I am working on a personal post to make up for the silence.

In talking with the Seoulbeats family about VIXX and their BDSM concept, I wanted try and do an album review but more along the lines of a lyrical analysis, linking their lyrics to specific aspects of BDSM.

Now, BDSM is not something I know a lot about, in fact, I’ve heard of different kink terminology, but that’s the extent of my knowledge. I’m going to try to make this work as best as I can. I want to run with their theme of BDSM, so we are going to be taking this very strange journey… together.

Thank you to fyeah-vixx for the translation of the lyrics and differentequals about all this terminology I mainly never knew about until now.

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[MV ANALYSIS] BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue Follow up pt.1

Within a couple of a days, the BTS 화양연화 On Stage Prologue has become one of the most viewed entries on my site. First of all, thank you fellow A.R.M.Y. and non-A.R.M.Y. for coming to read the theory and I hope it answered your questions about the video. Some have shared the post in other places, and for that, I thank you. Every little bit helps.

I have seen the search terms which brought many here. Sadly some of the terms that linked my site didn’t happen to answer questions inputted in the search bar. So this post will be a follow up to some of the questions asked before the second part of the Most Beautiful Moment in Life happens in October.

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[MV ANALYSIS] BTS’s 화양연화 On Stage – Prologue

Ironically, one of the MV Analysis I wanted to do was of BTS’s I Need You considering there were so many theories about the members in the uncut version. Well the 화양연화 On Stage – Prologue saved me some trouble and answers the question of what happened to the members at the end. But before that, here are some titles of the theories I had before and/or came across before the prologue debuted:

  1. All the members die.
  2. All the members except Jin and V die; maybe Rap Monster(?).
  3. All the members except Jin dies.

You’ll want to watch BTS’s I Need You if you’re not familiar or just for a refresher. Then read through the theories before you watch the prologue. By being a prologue, it is meant to come first. But remember, their album was called The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1. So this is a prologue to part two and possibly an epilogue to part one. You have to close one chapter before continuing to the next.

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[NEWS] TAO takes the same road, but may wind up with different ending; TAO sues SME

Following up with Z.TAO’s Sina interview that said he had left EXO back in April, which SM covered up as him “going to the states to rest and study” (that could have been true and the decision to leave came after), to make it official, it was announced on August 24th that he is suing SM Entertainment to dissolve his contract. And it’s no surprise he enlisted same legal team ex-members Kris (Wu Yifan) and Luhan are using. It only provides some reassurance to be using the same lawyer that helped previous member of Super Junior M, Han Geng, to win his case. What rains on this parade is, well, Kris and Luhan are still in a stalemate due to SM’s lack of wanting to resolve the matter quickly. And even for the two of them, when the end seemed near, SM decided to become a child with a tantrum screaming ‘no, no, no’ instead of an adult to come together to talk and resolve the problem at hand.

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Here I am thinking these were supposed to come out on Saturdays, but clearly it’s Thursdays. And right now, totally not posted on the correct day. I’m thinking about switching up how this is done anyway. Maybe will just pick a month and talk about a proposed artist in features (impressions, discography, reviews, ranking, etc). It might make it a bit easier on me. (If it works out, October will be about BIGBANG.)

But here I am now, following up on my impression post of VIXX. I’ve spent over a week listening to the following albums: Boy’s Record, Error, Eternity, hyde, Jekyll, VOODOO, On and On, Only You, and 아이돌 하기 싫어, plus Leo and Ravi’s Beautiful Liar. I’ll be talking about VIXX first and then their sub-unit LR.

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[MV REVIEW] KISS – Because I’m a Girl (throwback)

Now, everyone thinks they know kpop because of Psy’s viral video of Gangnam Style. I remember back when I first got into kpop in 2002 or so, people thought they knew kpop because of a heart wrenching music video by the group KISS…not the rock band. They were a three member female group that put out the song, Because I’m a Girl, in 2001.

This 8분 music video drama had an easy to follow storyline. This post describes the important parts of the video and questions some aspects but it might be faster read than watching, so pick your poison.

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I have roughly 3본 to get this post in. For the past four days or so, I’ve been contemplating on who to do for the next artist impression. There are so many artists that are out there, but I’ve missed because new artists over the past 4년 have been so frequent and usually female groups/artists are completely skipped by me. But I will say that in two weeks, my next feature will be a female.

But for now, I’m settling on VIXX. I’ve heard of VIXX since their debut actually and again, so many artists come out so fast, I passed them by. Hell, when Otakon had their, “guess the kpop act and you’ll get free tickets” in 2012, I guessed it was VIXX, but didn’t submit the answer because I called off attending the convention from that year on.

Anyway. I have listened to an album or two, mainly VOODOO and JEKYLL. Maybe HYDE has been played once through. But I did watch a video for Love Equation which colored me confused because I had considered 빅스 to be a darker sounding group and this song breaks that image. I do really like the song hyde though. Hyde, for example, is different from what I’m used to. Love Equation, not so much. But I’m interested in diving into their music because it is different from what fills my ears.

So I’m going to leave those albums and more on repeat for a week, watch some videos and then go from there. Hopefully I’ll have some great things to say and remember their names and put them to the proper faces.

[MV REVIEW] GTOP/BIGBANG – Zutter/Let’s Not Fall in Love Review

We interrupt this midweek non-scheduled post to bring you a review of the delayed released of “E” of the MADE series via BIGBANG. I have to say I’m glad they waited out of respect of everyone being able to enjoy it together (I believe they had a concert on the 1st, thus the delay). BIGBANG has come out with two songs, and one of them happens to be GTOP. I think a lot of VIPs have been waiting for the return of GTOP (myself included), so let’s get to the videos and then talk about it after.

First Zutter and then Let’s Not Love Each Other.

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