Nah I do, that look is interesting enough to actually write about.
How genuine is Jaeseop in his fun-I’m having a great time onstage persona? What’s going on in his head when he looks out at the crowd and gestures to them?
I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been on a stage, though not the person the crowd are there to see. Crowds are weird. Lights are weird. That number of people staring at you, or not staring at you if you’re not the most interesting thing on the stage, is surreal and hard to connect with.
And I think that Jaeseop has an interesting relationship with crowds. On one side, he’s loving it and genuinely having a good time and laying on the crowd and laughing more than the other boys usually. Jaeseop often connects with individual fans in the crowd and has funny moments with them and messes with them and stuff, and he’s really enjoying himself in a natural pressure free way.
But then there’s the other side, which I think you can see in his face in that gif. When the crowd becomes just a mass of people that he knows he can never connect with on a person to person basis. And he just puts his arms up and tries to take it all in. He looks a little distant, like his heart isn’t really in it. Like he’s thinking about the nature of crowds, rather than thinking about these people themselves in front of him.
I think sometimes with celebrities, they can get a bit overwhelmed with that feeling. With treating the crowd like a necessary working part of the show, rather than a group of people who really love the band and want to support them. And I don’t think that’s a particularly bad thing, it’s just strange and I don’t know how to combat it with modern entertainment layout.
Sometimes I feel like U-Kiss have got this special sort of filter sometimes when they can realise that each of these people came to this performance because they really care about these boys. You can catch them doing it sometimes. Sort of like a “Wow. Look at you guys!” sorta glow. Soohyun in particular.
Jaeseop is much more about seeing the sincerity in the crowd by seeing the sincerity in any one fan. Or that’s how it seems to me anyway. There’s a difference between his Paran years and his U-Kiss years in that. I feel like he’s able to connect with fans individually a lot better because he’s not as intimidated by them as he was when he was in Paran. I think he feels like he deserves their admiration, but not in an arrogant way, more like he can meet them head on and be like “Hey thanks for coming out. I need you as much as you need me.”
U-KISS @ a-nation 2012, 20120826
(Source: souliloquii, via kebeans)
yknow when you have like, a friendship crush on someone? Like, you don’t have the feels romantically for them or anything but you just can FEEL that you’re kindred spirits, or at least that this is the exact sort of person you wanna spend more time with?
I have about forty of those. It’s so hard to like, make friends with people like that without seeming extremely weird.
I think it’s easier in person though, or at least I find it easier, because if you excitedly tumble over your words or something at least they are right there in front of you and can see you getting impassioned and stuff, and can observe that and find it endearing and be like “wow this person really wants to talk to me and listen to me”,
where if you write something down to someone you think is cool, you’ll end up doing the stumbling over your words thing and getting weird and ahead of yourself but they’re not in front of you, they’re on their own reading this thing, with no understanding as to why in the name of all the is moley this person is getting so weird and chummy so fast
and then they block you and never ever communicate with you again
and your friend crush only feels deeper, and you feel like a fool for being weird, and it hardens your eager little heart not to try again.
But personally I always try again, because if you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a friend crush and felt someone like, really really want to be friends with you, you know how it can really lead to the best friendships. You’re not friends because of circumstance, you’re friends because you really want to be friends.
Then again I’m bad at people don’t listen to me.
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one of my favourite things about Kiseop is something that Jade mentioned in her final paragraphs, about how we know he’s overcome personal demons and you can tell he comes from a loving home.
That’s the thing about Kiseop that I feel makes him stand out from other like, “visuals” or “ulzzang idols” in other groups, because Kiseop has a different sort of storyline and a different sort of depth to him. He was an ulzzang, then disappeared off the online scene because he couldn’t get out of bed or leave his house and he was mad depressed, rather than the usual ulzzang rise to fame by becoming increasingly popular online until a company picks them up.
Kiseop fought for his own recovery not for himself, but out of love for his mother. He respects and loves his family so much, and I really appreciate how he always speaks well of them without sharing anything about them because that’s none of our business. He wants to make them proud and he wants to make sure they never have to worry about him again, and he wants to make sure they know how much he loves them. And that’s so Kiseop to the bone, because like Jade said, he’s got negative traits, but none of them are harmful ones to other people, they’re much more about thoughtlessness, which is something he’s always trying to combat. Kiseop always wants to think of other people and their needs, because I think he recognises that this is one of his biggest weaknesses.
Kiseop is the frickin’ bomb, man.
Kiseop bias reasons (for applecorething)
finally answered applecorething's questions and discussed my Kiseop biased-ness. (Sorry for any errors. It's kinda late and I'm tired orz)
THIS IS INCREDIBLE
Feels like it’s just gonna be a Sooin and Sungwook sub unit, since they are naming themselves ‘Paran the Pace’ (P.O + Ace = Pace? Oh Sooin, lol) And feels like it’s probably gonna be just a digital single.
There’s something coming/being released on Wednesday (July 9th), we’ll see then, I guess.
I am v excite.
I very much like Sooin’s production style and voice if he’ll be singing, and Sungwook is actually a very good like, collaborative musician from all I’ve seen him do since Paran. I hope it’s good, they’ve been working on it for a while by the looks of it.