Ok so this is not an update of my fic since I still don't feel like writing but I was browsing the internet and I found some sites which seemed very interesting to me. It is about the JYJ/HoMin's situation and with all the things wich happened recently I have a lot to say too.
First, about HoMin's comeback as TVXQ with "Keep your Head Down" :
I won't lie, I felt upset about it. About the song and the MV, I think they are all right (minus YH's weird rapping and CM's screams + all the flames at the end of the MV which just looked a bit too much imo) and eventhough I don't like all the songs in the album it's still okay too. However, as everyone else pointed out I couldn't help but notice how ambiguous the lyrics actually are.. Even if SM and HoMin said that the song is about : " a man’s anger towards the woman that threw him away.That’s all.
” (Yunho) I can't help but think otherwise. If the lyrics were so clear how come so many people instantly thought it was directed to JYJ ? Just by reading the lyrics it doesn't sound like a simple break up song to me...I mean even the title itself is like a BIG hint --> definition of "keep you head down" = to do or say as little as possible in order to avoid problems or arguments/ to do or say as little as possible in order to avoid attention. Isn't it like telling JYJ to stfu and just keep quiet ? After all, we all know that recently JYJ has been more talkative and open about the whole situation, the lawsuit and HoMin, TVXQ etc. so SM might want them to "keep their heads down" so as not to bring them more troubles, ne ?
And I was reading a post written by Heavenswine and she made me notice something I hadn't seen before. It's about the choreo of KYHD and here is the link to her post : heavenswine.livejournal.com/27111.html
Quite interesting, ne ?
So OF COURSE, I know that HoMin didn't write the lyrics for KYHD and they didn't make the choreo either but still, they perform both and I find it quite troubling that these elements indirectly remind us of JYJ and the current situation. Too much "coincidences" for things to be truly innocent in my opinion...
I was also a bit disappointed by the fact that Homin (or SM, whatever) decided to make a come back under TVXQ's name. Didn't they say once that they could only be called TVXQ when they were the 5 of them ? So why are they acting as if TVXQ is only composed of 2 members now ? Just as a reminder SM DOES NOT OWN the name TVXQ/DBSK, the court refused them this right so this is not more legitimate for HoMin to keep this name than for JYJ.
And I have to agree with a lot of points from there : jyj3.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/full-trans-the-public-announcement-made-by-the-akadong-fancafe/
(read the comments too, it's interesting to know other people's opinion ^^).
And SM even created a new Cassiopeia and erased JYJ from both Cassiopeia's official page and TVXQ's official fanpage. Are they really being considerate of the fans by doing so ? I think not. W is composed of 5 stars, not 2, and so is TVXQ. Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong choose to perform under the name of JYJ because they know that the 3 of them can't be called TVXQ without HoMin but HoMin don't seem to mind being TVXQ without JYJ.
It also frustrates me that they are keeping silent on the issue and never ever mention JYJ or the lawsuit. We don't even know what they think about the current situation ! I know they might not be allowed to by SM but then what are they if they accept to be muffled that way ? Isn't it a little bit too easy ?
Then I want to talk about Junsu's tweets. Here is what I found : jaechunsu.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/%E3%80%8Cmisc%E3%80%8Dpark-seungil-tweets-about-jaejoong-junsu-mr-eggs-reply-to-junsutvxq-conflict/
--> Thanks to John Egg for clarifying some points.
I really didn't appreaciate all these idols from the so called "SM's family" butting in something which doesn't even concern them in the first place (because even if they are from the same company as HoMin, are friends with them and eventually trained with the 5 boys that doesn't make them a part of TVXQ) and tweeting disrespectful and harsh words such as "ungrateful", "traitor" etc. to Junsu. It's a shame because I really like SuJu, I kind of like BoA and Trax too, but now I'm very disappointed in them. They shouldn't bash and gang up against one person just because they don't agree with this person, PERIOD.
An other controversy was about Yoochun's lyrics for "Untitled Song" that some judged insulting for HoMin. Well, sorry but the whole part "But I’m going to turn my back to you, since you already changed
” isn't even from the song. Someone added it but Yoochun never wrote it. If you listen to the teaser or read the official lyrics you'll see:
YOOCHUN'S RAP WAS:
2003 년 몇 개월 연습무대를 마치고 멤버들이 첫 시합을 가뿐히 해치운 우린 2004년 이달의 신인, 수많은 신인상 그것만으로 만족할 수가 없었던 우린 더 이상 참지 못하고 더 많은 걸 바라기 시작했다. 2005년 일본 진출, 한국에서처럼 모든 것이 수월할 줄 알았어. 첫 싱글 4000장을 기록하고 그 때부터 자신감은 추락하고 말았어. 되지도 않은 일어 매일 숙소와 회사만. 우릴 위한다는 감금 아닌 감금으로만. 지나친 고독과 눈물과 분노 이것이 우릴 하나로 만들었고 행여나 어떤 일이 있어도 헤어지지 말자며..
AND THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION IS:
"Have I told you this kind of story before?
In 2003, for a few months, we finished our rehearsal stage, and the members easily cleared the first competition.
In this month of 2004, there were so many Newcomer Awards for Newcomers, such that we couldn't be satisfied.
We weren't able to endure anymore and we started wishing for more things.
In 2005 we branched into Japan, and we thought it would be easy like how it was in Korea.
But when our first single only recorded sales of 4000 copies, our confidence dropped.
Our Japanese couldn't even make it, Everyday the place we were living at and our company was an imprisonment that wasn't imprisonment meant for us.
Extreme loneliness, tears, rage; all of these made us united as one.
Even if anything were to happen by chance, we said that we would not leave each other..."
(English translation by DBSKnights)
But something made me even more confused about the whole situation and made me wonder if I wasn't too JYJ's biased (since Jaejoong is my bias and all). I came accross this blog which is very detailed and precise and has a lot of information about the lawsuit, the contract between SM and TVXQ etc. : truetvxq.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-thoughts-about-contract-and-lawsuit.html
And now, just when I thought things were getting clearer in my head, I don't know who to believe and what to think anymore. What do you guys think ? Was the contract really unfair or was it just a way for JYJ to leave SM ? Why did HoMin stay if the contratcs were so hard to bear with ? Is SM really that evil ? Who is telling the truth and who is lying ?EDIT : I just found this blog wich also offers an analysis of DBSK's contracts with SM with a lot of references and documentations thejyjfiles.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/dbsk%E2%80%99s-contract-under-sm-from-the-perspective-of-international-human-rights-labour-and-intellectual-property-law/#comment-611Both blogs help getting a clearer and better understanding of the reasons of the lawsuit so I advice you to click on these links and read carefully these 2 blogs.
Aish, I shouldn't think about it too much but it's driving me crazy >.< And to think that we will problably never exactly know why it all really happened (or at least not before a long time) is even more frustrating :S
So I guess I'll just wait for the hearing the 18th and pray for the best for our 5 boys.
One last thing though, we all know that thanks to JYJ suing SM TVXQ's contract was reduced from 13 years since debut to 7 years since debut so, since we just celebrated TVXQ's 7th anniversary, the boys should be free from this contract soon, right ? Unless HoMin renew their contracts in order to stay with SM even longer (which I hope they won't do). But do you guys have any idea of how long left they have before the actual end of their contracts, since it can't be ended after exactly 7 years cuz the contract states that they have to fill for the times when they weren't able to follow their schedules (for example when they were sick or when Jaejoong had his DUI and was suspended from all activities etc.). If you do, please tell me ! :)
I don't know if anyone will read this post because it's a long rant but if you do please comment and share your opinion and thoughts with me, I like to read what others think ^^
And to make things clear I'm not an anti-Homin, even if I know I'm quite JYJ's biased ^^" I just wish for the 5 of them to clear all the misunderstandings between them and forget all the shit that happened...