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10 Things To Do When You’re Bored and Stuck at Home (Coronavirus Edition) 2020

Midway through January, the coronavirus (or COVID-19) breakout has caused many economic problems as well as a societal problem. In fact, in at least 48 states within the US, all schools have been shut down “temporarily” under quarantine in hopes to reduce the number of the infected.

And with schools being shut down for so long, many will find themselves very bored and even tempted to leave their quarantined states…

 So I’ve compiled a list of options you, so you won’t be soo bored being stuck at home:

Sleep

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With school being over, there should be no excuse for you not sleeping anymore. But even if you fail to get 8 hours of sleep tonight, at least you don’t have to worry about that anymore. In fact, you can even take a nap right now, or later, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure to get enough rest throughout the day. 

Exercise

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Honestly, you should try exercising every day. Especially since we’re being quarantined for a long amount of time, and being stuck at home and not doing anything else besides probably watching Netflix and eating (junk) food. You’ll probably be out of shape by the time this quarantined ends. 

So try doing little things, like walking 8,000-10,000 steps a day, or a mini workout session at home, or even yoga routines. Anything will be good as long as you get a great work out from it. 

Sports

For athletes here, play a sport! Being quarantined shouldn’t stop you from being active. If you have a ball and a wall, you can already play handball. Or maybe even create a (balloon) ball with a plastic bag, tie it, and now you’ve got a ball again. You can play air volleyball and try not to let the object fall to the ground. 

Or try Wii sports or JustDance, it may not be the same (physically), but it has the same idea. Still being a super fun way to staying active. 

Playing Games (Mobile or Console)

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For any gamers here, this is your time to shine. With the stress of school gone and endless hours playing your favorite game. Now you can! Or if you don’t own any consoles, download some mobile games and meet some new friends online to play with. Or even watch some YouTube gamers play your favorite games to show your support. 

Watch Movies or Shows 

Netflix recently made this program called ‘Netflix Party’ where individuals can watch movies and shows together online with friends and family for FREE. Well, first you would need a friend who has Netflix first to parasite off of them. But other than that, it’s a great way to maintain a social connection with friends and family during the quarantine. 

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Catch Up 

Or watch some new shows you never could before or didn’t have time for before. Or if you don’t know what to watch at all, I’d suggest you use the link below for some ideas: 

Should I Watch It?

Play an Instrument 

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Ever wanted to play an instrument? Well now is a perfect time. Or continue playing the instrument you enjoy playing so much, but never had the time to do so before. At this point, you don’t even need the physical instrument to practice it anymore. Get an app on your device and start learning from YouTube tutorials. The possibilities are endless. 

Learn a New Language

What better time than now to start learning a language. Being bilingual (or more) is always a plus on resumes and being a human, in general. You will learn to be more open to other cultures and you’ll have an eye-opener to how large our world actually is. Whether you use Duolingo or Rosetta Stone, you have no excuse now because, with the internet, you can honestly do anything. 

Art

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For any artists (or nonartists too), with school being out of the way, now you can actually take the time to draw, paint, or whatever medium you “art” on. But if you ever feel unmotivated, maybe just try brainstorming random ideas, or take a trip down memory lane for your source of motivation. Personally, looking at old art that I’ve drawn years ago, is my best motivation to draw. 

Write a Story

This is for you future authors, who have amazing stories in their heads but never took the time to write it down (physically). But now that we have the time, why not write your brilliant story now? 

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Read

Or perhaps, reading! Time stops just for you, and now all the books you’ve always wanted to read seem so close to your reach now. But if you don’t have any books on the shelf, there are always e-books or audiobooks too. 

Make a bucket list 

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Making a bucket list has always been fun. All you need is just a pencil and a piece of paper. You can write anything, from travel goals, to people you’d like to meet, to things you’d want to do someday. Make the list personalized to your liking and have fun while writing it. 

Organize Your Phone

I don’t know how many times I’ve said I was going to “organize my phone” but didn’t. Yet, now with school being canceled, I have no excuse to not get it done.

Whether it’s because your phone doesn’t have enough storage space or it just looks messy. Personally, I have to delete some photos off my phone, but maybe it’s actually an app that we haven’t touched in forever, that is causing a mess. 

Homework?

I pretty sure most schools offered some online homework for their students. So just do your assigned online homework, unless it’s not required or you don’t have to do it. But if there’s absolutely nothing else you would enjoy doing (from this list), then at least you have that option.

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Thank you so much for reading! Stay Safe everyone! Comment down below any of your thoughts of some things that you do during this quarantine.

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BTS “ON” MV/Comeback All Hidden Meanings and Messages Theory 2020 (+BU Connections)

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, BTS released their official music video for their title track “ON”. I gotta say, at first the music video definitely seems more like a movie rather than a music video.  However, with a closer look and constant streaming, you can actually find many hidden clues and messages in each scene being portrayed. 

Analysis, Breaking Apart the Video

Watching the music video for the first time can be really confusing. Especially if you’re not familiar with or keeping up with all the previous theories. If you want a better in-depth explanation on all previous music videos and how they each connect to each other, I’d suggest you take a look at this first:

The Ultimate BTS MV Theory

 

First off, the music video starts in what appears to be a battlefield. With Jin standing at the center and soon the scene transitions to Jungkook running away from “something”.

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Already from the first couple of scenes, we know that something is off and that they appear to be some dystopian worlds.

With the old-fashioned/apostolic clothing and dead people all around. Possibly from a war, I assume. As the video continues, the tone dramatically changes from curiosity/chase scene to a more dark and cult-like mood.

We also see a ginormous wall, which begins to open, revealing a large cliff. All the members along with their followers, enter the wall.

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But it is the members who climb up this cliff, with Jungkook running off toward the edge. Soon the MV ends with a cheerful and peaceful resolution to close off the scene. Leaving fans with a text that says:

“No More Dream” transitioning to just “Dream” because that dream had now been achieved.

Possible References 

Throughout the music video, many fans can find familiar symbols or references to a wide variety of shows. From the pride rock from Lion King to Noah’s Ark. 

Noah’s Ark (The Bible)

BTS has made various biblical references in the past, such as their Blood Sweat and Tears music video. Featuring paintings and angels of all sorts.

But in this particular video, Namjoon is shot next to a boat, with two pairs of animals boarding the ship. Just like in the Bible. Jin also appears to have a birdcage with a dove, where he releases it, after the reveal behind the gate.

The cliff that sits behind the wall, might be a symbol of peace and freedom, as does the dove being released. The reference to the ark could also represent the sudden change the world was going to go through.

Transitioning to a darker subtone of the cults and “negative” aspects of the world that was going to be erased. Which is the sole purpose of the ark in the Bible, washing away all the present evil. 

Maze Runner

Looking at the scenes from the On music video, it’s quite possible that BTS had actual shot the MV at the same location as Maze Runner.

Including the wall, which is quite identical to the wall from the Maze Runner film series. 

Lion King

Besides the memes, the cliff reveal behind the wall actually looks very similar to the pride rock from Lion King. Which could represent hope, freedom, and liberty. Resolving any inner conflict they used to have. 

Lord of the Flies

If you’re not very familiar with Lord of the Flies, it’s a dystopian novel that follows a story of a group of young boys trying to survive on a stranded island.

Discovering themes of conflict between human nature (savagery) and civilization (and it’s rules and order).

One of the characters even uses a conch to call order among the other boys, but as the story progresses, chaos rises and the boys are never the same.

Similar to the On music video, as soon as Jungkook blows on the conch, darkness fills the sky and the video transitions to a dark, cult-like setting. 

Game of Thrones

Many fans who are also fans of GOT, mentioned the similarity of the beginning scene of the MV to the Battle of the Bastards.

In this fight, Rob Stark and Jon Snow (the bastard) engages in battle with Ramsay who ultimately wins because they received help from another clan.

However by the looks of the music video, we see a bunch of the dead bodies on the floor, but don’t know what actually happened. 

Birdbox

Like Birdbox, in BTS “On” MV, it portrayed birds as some sort of symbol for peace or freedom. Taehyung is seen with a young girl who has a blindfold.

The blindfold itself can be a symbol of trust and once Taehyung takes it off, he holds the girl’s hand and together they walk through the wall. 

Greek Mythology ‘Prometheus’

The story of Prometheus begins with his benevolence towards the human race, risking his life to give humankind gift of fire.

However, seen as a traitor by other gods, Prometheus is punished for all of eternity by having his liver being pecked alive by birds, just reincarnated just to suffer all over again.

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If you watch the music video, you see Jungkook running away from something, which may represent him being a traitor, with thorns hand-cuffing his hands. 

Next to Hoseok, you can find a body on the floor. Which is actually Jungkook, if you look closely, as he is being pecked (alive) by a bird. As the darkness rises, Jungkook is also seen holding conch (power), the gift to the humans. 

“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” 

The “Omelas” symbol first appeared in their Spring Day music video. Based on, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” a philosophical fiction narrative by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Depicting a story of a utopian city of Omelas, which is powered by a child’s misery. Fighting a theme of individualism vs society and what society would sacrifice the happiness of one to support the happiness of more.

Many fans have speculated Jungkook being that kid from the Omelas, who is suffering just to provide the other members their happiness…

Their own music Videos

If you look closely at Taehyung and the little girl, they actually resemble the animated characters from the ‘Make it Right’ music video. With a dark-haired male and a blonde girl in blue.

I also believe that the cult scene with Yoongi could resemble the scene in “Interlude: Shadow” music video. With a red aesthetic and an unwanted crows/cult surrounding him. 

And of course, the black capes is a direct reference to their Fake Love MV (extended ver.) or representing their darkness/shadows being destroyed. Opening their lives to the brightness and joy in their hearts.

Black Swan 

The ‘Black Swan’ Comeback Show 200227 with M-Net Kpop also has many hidden messages as well, so I will also include them in this theory. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvQ7hzJX5Lk

Feathers

Feather, as we know, are part of wings, whether they’re from a bird, an angel, or a demon… Many of BTS past music videos have featured images of wings or feathers such as the HYYH or WINGS era.

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From pillow feathers from Jimin’s Lie MV to Jungkook holding a feather in Young Forever MV to the actual Blood Sweat and Tears official MV.

But now, we even have their Map of the Soul:7 concept photos and the single ‘Black Swan’. All of which give fans closure to this never-ending theory. 

From the comeback show, Taehyung is the only member wearing a black feather in his outfit. As many fans know, Taehyung is supposed to be Abraxas (from the Blood Sweat and Tears MV). This could further support the idea that Taehyung is the fallen angel or the black swan…

If you haven’t read the official webtoon from BigHit ‘Save Me’ yet, I highly suggest you do, so it will make the interpretations of the BU theory much easier:

https://www.webtoons.com/en/drama/bts-save-me/list?title_no=1514&page=1

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But to summarize, Jin is trapped in this time loop where he must travel back in time to save the other six members from dying. In doing so, he recovers many missing pieces of the past. Which leads to a bigger mystery, that all seven of them must solve together. 

Inverted Colors

In the intro before the performance starts, fans are faced with a quick recap. Filled with distorted images or possibly memories that have been altered. Many of these inverted colors appeared in past music videos… which could mean BigHit wants us to connect them. 

Text 

In the same intro recap, various words also appeared on screen. Similar to the Love Yourself comeback shows, BTS and BigHit managed to sneak it some more theories. 

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“Do you hear me”

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“We were only seven”

The lyric “we were only seven” also appears in the song “We Are Bulletproof: the eternal”. These words could represent how this album Map of the Soul:7 is supposed to be about them and their themselves, no one else. 

Swan song

On a more saddening tone, fans have recently found out that ‘Black Swan’ can be easily changed to “swan song”. By definition, a swan song is a person’s final public performance before retiring.

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Now I don’t know if this theory is true, but if this is really BTS final album and final performance, just know, we as fans, should always respect their choice and decision to do so. 

 

 

Thank you so much for reading! Comment down below any of your thoughts on this whole theory. 

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All Movies Getting a Sequel This Year 2020

All Movies Franchises Getting a Sequel This 2020, and beyond! 

With many unique movie franchises or series debuting the past few years. We finally get to continue to story that has started years ago with a sequel. Although not all sequels are the best and can’t live up to the original, it’s always nice to see some of our favorite characters on the screen again. 

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (February 7, 2020) 

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Following the events of Suicide Squad back in 2016, Harley Quinn now gets her own movie where she can explore and expand on her past experiences and future journeys to come. And what is to come of her after her breakup with the Joker. 

Brahms: The Boy II (February 21, 2020)

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The indie horror film made its first appearance in 2016, with an intriguing tale on the mysterious boy from an eccentric mansion. Following the discovery and answers to “the boy”, the sequel continues a story on a new family who finds the doll again…the restart of a new cycle. 

The Quiet Place Part II (May 15, 2020)

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The successful original film, directed and played by the guy from the iconic TV show, The Office John Krasinski. Receiving $340.9 million dollars in box office, it’s no wonder why they started working on the sequel immediately right after the first film got released in 2018. Following the story after the Abbott family discovery the new advantage on how to kill the Demogorgon-look alike (lol)

Avatar 2 (December 17, 2021) 

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When the first Avatar film ever appeared on screen, the hearts of fans were so touched. The film even managed to become the number one box office film in the whole world for many years.

So, James Cameron and his team decided to not only create a sequel but the following films to continue the series. With already three other two films in the making. After 12 years, we’ll finally see where our favorite characters have been in Pandora.  

 

Thank you so much for reading! Comment down below any movies I may have missed or which one you’re looking forward to the most. 

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‘Parasite’ All Meanings and Hidden Clues and Messages 2020

SPOILERS ALERT if you had not already watched the Parasite movie and wish to NOT be spoiled, do not continue reading on! 

Parasite, the award-winning, oscar-nominated, Korean film by Bong Joon-ho released October 5, 2019, has gotten much recognition for its many important messages on our modern-day society. This thriller, drama, and original film explores many themes of social class and discrimination among society, that most will fail to recognize.

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A compelling story on the Kim family’s journey on gaining wealth and power by taking over the Park family’s home. 

Who’s the Real Parasite

This movie makes it unclear to which side of the family is truly the real “parasite”. Well based on recent interviews, it seems that Bong Joon-ho wants the audience to first think that the parasites are the Kim family members.

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But after watching the film multiple times, it just isn’t clear anymore. With either side of the Park or Kim family being the “parasites” who (metaphorically) feed on each other without the benefit for the host. 

Film Cinematography (Acts)

I feel that Bong Joon-ho had purposely set up his film to be divided into different ‘acts’. The first act being the introduction of the ‘parasites’ beginning to slowly one by one replaces every employee in the Park family… and just when everyone thinks there plan will succeed and everything is going well: 

Act 2

Act 2 begins, with the conflict and return of the former maid. Ever since the maid (Moon-gwang) returns, the film slowly takes a new uneasy turn, with the introduction of the new basement bunker… a new feeling of sudden curiosity emerges, as the camera moves and takes sharp turns as Moon-gwang continues down the weird twister stairway to the secret bunker.

There we discover a new secret, that Moon-gwang had been keeping her husband hidden in the mansion and feeding him occasionally. With this, the Kim family realizes that they weren’t the only ones who were taking advantage of the clueless Park family.

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However, rather than teaming up with them in exchange for trust and friendship, Choong-sook (Kim family mom) decided to threaten her, as she didn’t want to admit the fact that she was a commoner like them.

This backfired horribly, as the remaining hiding members of the Kim family fall down their hidden spot, exposing their identities. From this point on, the movie never feels the same. With a disturbing feeling where you don’t really know who to trust or who’s the good or bad guy.

Making this movie spectacular, introducing three-dimensional characters with different motives, as real human beings are by nature. Yet, the movie never fails to continue this anxious, disturbing path of finding new surprises along the way.

In fact, the film even begins to grow more and more violent with the Kim family and Geun-sae (Moon-gwang’s husband) fighting for power and wealth. Even holding Moon-gwang and Geun-sae hostage, tied down in the bunker to keep their fake lives.

This doesn’t last very long, as Moon-gwang actually dies from a concussion from being pushed down the stairs by Chung-sook. Causing Geun-sae to grow furious and vengeful on the Kim family for killing his wife. 

Act 3

Act 3 most likely begins at the Park family’s sons (Da-song) birthday party. During this sequence of events, the whole Kim family is invited to “work” for extra pay to make their son’s birthday more extravagant. Being Native American themed… which may represent how many wealthy and ignorant families will use other people’s cultures for fashion or decoration.

Just as the Park family would literally pay Ki-taek (Kim family father) to mock the ancient cultural dancing rituals and a fake an intense battle.

Yet, this particular scene may also represent the fact that like parasites invade their hosts without their benefit, conquistadors would colonize the New World, inhabited by Native Americans. Just like how the Kim family had “colonized” and taken over the already inhabited home of the Park family. 

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Anyway, the film gets more intense as it begins to reach its climax. Following the escape of Geun-sae, as he longs for revenge on the Kim family. Climbing out of the bunker, he kills his first victim, Ki-woo, who apparently brought the rock as a peace treaty or truce between the family conflicts.

But Geun-sae doesn’t stop there, instead, he rushes to his next victim, and grabs a knife to kill Ki-jeong. Frightening all the other party members and the Park family. Everyone quickly rushes to escape, either heading to their cars or some other escort. All completely ignoring the fact that two “workers” had just been brutally murdered.

But, Ki-taek and Choong-sook quickly break character to rush in an attempt to save their dying daughter. Yet, Dong-ik (Park family father), shouts at Ki-taek to bring him the car keys so he and his family can leave the scene, ignoring the fact that one of their beloved employees had been killed on their front lawn.

This enrages Ki-taek even more, as he grabs the Geun-sae’s knife and plunges it to Dong-ik’s heart, killing him immediately.

Act 4

Thus Act 4 begins. Reality begins to set in again, with the fall of the Kim family and the death of Ki-jeong and their missing father. Somehow Ki-woo managed to live from that brutal concussion but has gone crazy.

So now only Ki-woo and Choong-sook remain in the Kim family, without them knowing the whereabouts of their father. Returning to their humble beginnings in their old home.

Ki-woo one day visits the Park home again, now inhabited by a new family, realizing that his father had hid in the bunker in fear of the authorities.

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So Ki-woo excitedly returns home, writing a letter about never losing hope, that Ki-woo would raise enough money so he could buy the Park home and that his father will someday walk up those stairs… However, the camera transitions to Ki-woo still at the old home with no way of sending that letter to his father. Crushing every lats hope we ever had in the Kim family…

Symbols

Throughout the film, there are various symbols that each have a significant meaning. Each symbol providing a greater depth to the overall theme of the movie. 

Rock

In the beginning of the film, Ki-woo’s colleague friend gives him a rock. At first, most viewers find the rock as a useless item or decoration.

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But Ki-woo then uses the rock as a peace treaty with Moon-gwang and her husband. Instead, Geun-sae uses the rock against him to almost kill him, using it as a weapon of some sort.

Home Architecture (Stairs) 

Home and stair architecture in the home also represents a big function of the theme. With stairways going up being wealthy, working up the social class and going down the stairs.

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But going down the stairs won’t represent the decline of social status and class. With clever cinematography, so you would only see the Park family members going up the stair but never going down…

Above: Alternative UK poster for Parasite. Art by Andrew Bannister.

In fact, even many talented artists have even made tributes to the film and Bong Joon-ho:

This which I believe perfectly displays the conflict and symbol of the “stairs” and social class. With the Park family rising the stairs and the Kim family following downstairs. Even though the remain and work in the same home. This artwork created by Andrew Bannister for an Alternative UK poster. A parallel universe in which both families seek to live in and “use” the other source without the benefit from them. Like a parasite would do to its host.

Fly (smell) 

Dong-ik had always made a statement on the Kim family’s scent, and how they smell like something from the subway…

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With flies surrounding their scent, since they were in poverty. However, in Dong-ik’s last dying moments, a fly lands on the tips of his hand. Meaning that once you’re dead, we’re all the same no matter rich or poor. Dead corpses smell bad…

Rain (water)

The film makes it obvious that the Kim family home is practically in the sewers. Foreshadowing this many times, with the downpour of water and dirty toiletries. However, as the Kim family makes their way home one day, there is a heavy downpour of rain that causes everyone in their community to flood their homes with sewage water.

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Giving the Kim family much trouble and tremendous torture in trying to recover a few of their items. The Park family, on the other hand, were thankful for the heavy rain, even though it caused their camping trip like it was nothing.

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So Ki-taek could barely hide his emotions and true feelings of how much they suffered last night prior to the rain. 

Youth

Only the children of the Park family seem to have genuine concern and trust in the Kim family. With Da-song having close relationships with Ki-jeong (Jessica) and the Geun-sae (the man in the basement) and Da-hye having a romantic relationship with Ki-woo.

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Unlike both parents, the kids of the family seem to be more open and genuine with their feelings towards each other, regardless of wealth or social class. 

Thank you so much for reading! Comment down below any hidden themes or messages I may have missed.

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Entertainment Theories

BTS Release New Album Map of the Soul: 7 February 2020

After what seems like a year, BTS finally announces their next comeback album, 7. Not Shadow nor Ego, contrary to past beliefs. 

PreOrder Date to purchase the album is on January 9, 2020.

The Release Date is on February 21, 2020. Meaning the next couple of weeks will most definitely be chaotic with the anticipation of this comeback. 

A clever title actually, with BTS being 7 members, their 7th studio album, and it being their 7th year since their debut in 2013. But also, many fans believe that the title is also influenced by Carl Jung’s 7 principles (as the entire Map of the Soul concept was dedicated to him) or Defense Mechanisms as portrayed by each member in the BU, HYYH, WINGS theories. 

Also, note the fact that BTS had already announced their official tour upcoming April 2020 a couple days back. Meaning official tour dates are only to come next. 

However, looking at this picture, you can see there are clearly four total albums. But if “7” is the purple album, then Shadow and Ego most the following album covers to come. 

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Also, @BTS_twt and @ibighit deleted their “7” tweet after 7 minutes… which might be them trying to clown us or just to make fun, posted today on January 7th. 

Thank you so much for reading! Comment down below your thoughts on this next comeback album.

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Little Nightmares 2 All Hidden Secrets, Meanings and Theories 2020 

In 2017, Little Nightmares made its first official debut with Tarsier Studios. After receiving such positive reviews, the game became very popular and was even developing a sequel.

On, August 19, 2019, Bandai Namco Entertainment delivers on their promise and releases their new trailer for Little Nightmares 2 as stated. So far upon watching the whole game series, the creators of the game have already stated that this game will be the sequel following Six’s escape from the Maw. 

CLICK here to watch the trailer if you haven’t already as I will be spoiling many parts of the game if you had not seen it already: 

A Theme on Present Day 

Already from the trailer, we can already find many themes that speak of our current society in technology and education. Besides, Tarsier Studios is known for portraying certain strong themes in their games to try and get a message across about society.

For example, Little Nightmares (1) was about hunger and gluttony (extreme or ever excessively consuming). Which was portrayed perfectly with scripted scenes where Six gets hungry, only eating things that get darker or more grotesque as the story continues. From a piece of bread to the actual geisha herself. 

Six 

We finally get to see what Six actually looks like underneath the yellow raincoat. Which may mean we get a more in-depth background story to her history. As this game has a big message with masks and “true” appearances with almost every character we’ve come across in the first game. 

In fact, Six covers her face at the TV screen the same way the “all-seeing eye” looks at her from the first game. So we already know that this “all-seeing eye” being makes it’s return to this game as well. 

However, unlike the previous game, players no longer control Six, instead, we play as a new character. One whom we believe is another kid from the Maw and maybe even Six’s new friend or companion. 

Who is the Mono? “the other kid”

With game creators stating that players will play as this new character we’ve never met before, it just leads to so many questions.

Otherwise known as the boy with the paper bag mask over his head, named Mono. But if you look closely at his name, it might even resolve some mysterious or add more to the lore. 

Mono = one, so maybe he was the first ever kid to escape the Maw or the geisha? 

Other theories state that Mono may be the “hanging man” that we see in the first game as we know he makes a reappearance in this game if you watch the end trailer scene on the TV screen very closely. But fans also assume that the bellman may be the hanging man himself. And looking at the poster once again, you see a tall figure, which can only be the hanging man. 

Some fans believe that as Mono grows older he doesn’t want to become like the other adults (we see in the trailer, brainwashed by the screens) so he hangs himself, like the man on the Maw (“the hanging man”).

Mono also seems to be able to teleport (as seen from the trailer). There was a TV on the Maw (post-credit scene of the DLC) and TV at the start of the trailer, so maybe Mono teleported Six out of the Maw which is how they ended up together in the first place. 

TV Screens 

We as a society are too addicted to screens/technology that we don’t see what’s going on in front of us. The static on the screens and people getting mesmerized by it, distracting ourselves from the outside world around us. 

Whether it be brainwash or some way to lure the children into the Maw, it must be some hidden cooperation under the “all-seeing eye”. 

The end static scene on the TV screen very much resembles the man who hanged himself in the first game. Maybe he got too obsessed with the media it leads to his downfall. 

TV screens in the first game

Adults went crazy from seeing the TV in the beginning of the trailer. In the first game, the janitor had a TV but his eyes are buried or hidden so he couldn’t see the TV and didn’t go insane. The granny, however, went crazy from the TV and probably started killing the children. 

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So that begs the new question, what exactly is being shown on the TV screens. 

Is the black tower is the power source of all the media and TVs…. controlling the society at large? Maybe that’s why Six and Mono’s primary goal is to reach the Black Tower in the first place. To put an end to the “all-seeing eye” cooperation. 

Education System

Another theme we see relevant to our society is our never-changing education system. With all of our new advancing country, you’d think that schools would be the first to adjust to modern times… but it’s not.

Instead, we improve and change vehicles and cell phones for the better. But the minds of the children are at risk, being stuck in the past, never being able to move forward with the future. 

Symbolized with the evil teacher, smacking children with her ruler when a kid doesn’t do the work. Showing how school punishes and forces kids to do unproductive work. 

References to the First Game

As a sequel, there must be references made to connect the two games. However, one difference is the fact that there will be no more gnomes from the first game. So we must survive without their help from now on. 

  1. The music box from the beginning scene had the same “all-seeing eye” from the first game
  2. Fake children made of porcelain are very similar to the shadow kids from the first game. Being destroyed with very minimal effort such as light or simply breaking them.
  3. The shadow Mono makes when he’s in front of the TV resembles the bell boy from the first game. From the DLC we know that shadows display many answers to the questions we, players, have. 

New Characters 

Firstly, we already notice that Six has made a “friend” the boy with the paper bag mask named Mono. However, we also have new bosses as well, such as the teacher, huntsman, The North Wind (from the Little Nightmares’ comic series), and possibly a reappearance of the “hanging man”.

We also find that unlike the first game, there are other kids like Six and Mono… but they are made of porcelain. 

Teacher

Although the teacher may seem like a brand new character, she’s actually been revealed in the first game. If you look closely upon entering the geisha’s home, you will find a portrait of her face along with the other recognizable characters from the Little Nightmares series. 

Huntsman 

In the trailer, the huntsman appears to be holding Six captive, where mono will then come for her rescue and that’s where the game then begins.

But in the trailer, he also appears to be chopping up pigs or some disgusting found in the dumpster. 

New Settings

So far, in chronological order, I believe the game will start off on the beachside, where Six gets washed out from the Maw and discovers the world outside. Next, maybe the huntsman will find Six (and since the creators of the game state that players will play as “Mono”) Mono will have to enter the Hunter’s shack and rescue her.

Then, Mono and Six will escape through the forest and finally enter the city. At this point, the game could go anywhere, from the school to the hospital/asylum, but ultimately having the end goal to reach the Black Tower for some mysterious reason.

Perhaps to shut down the whole business of the “all-seeing eye” and the portrayal of the TV screens throughout the city.

Hopefully, we’ll even get a better insight on the Maw’s sole origin and purpose from the first game. Maybe even displaying a better understanding of the Little Nightmares Universe as a whole. 

Six is no longer in the view of the “all-seeing eye”

 

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Video Games Returning Next Year 2020

With 2020 right around the corner, the long wait of many game franchises finally comes to a close end. Famous video game franchises such as The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy return with a brand new story arc and adventure to be played once again. 

Watch Dogs Legion 3 (March 2, 2020) 

Final Fantasy XII Remake (March 3, 2020)

The Last of Us 2 (May 29, 2020)

Cyberpunk 2077 (April 16, 2020) 

 

Little Nightmares 2 (TBA 2020)

 

Halo Infinite (TBA 2020)

 

Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (TBA 2020)

 

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BTS MMA and MAMA 2019 Predicts Their Next Comeback Album Theory

November 22, 2019, BTS attended the MMAs and on December 4, 2019, BTS attended MAMA’s. Each with mind-blowing, extraordinary performances. Yet, there have been many been many theories if you look closely.

BTS MMA Solo Performances 

“In Greek mythology, Corona Borealis was linked to the legend of Theseus and the minotaur. It was generally considered to represent a crown given by Dionysus to Ariadne, the daughter of Minos of Crete, after she had been abandoned by the Athenian prince” 

                              – Wikipedia

This is very interesting, as this constellation has seven stars, the same exact number of members in BTS. With each member representing a different greek god. 

Taehyung = Apollo (God of the Sun)

Taehyung is seen dancing under the sunrise and bright daylight with spotlights in the shape of sun rays. Also, Taehyung’s happy and optimistic personality would fit perfectly as Apollo.

Jin = Ares (God of War)

Jin is shown riding a trojan horse, with back-up dances, reassembling an army of soldiers. Perfectly depicting the god of war, Ares.

Jimin = Artemis (Goddess of the Moon)

Jimin has always been known to break gender norms, as he performs a soft and graceful dance (which women are known to do). Dancing under the moonlight dressed in white, perfectly depicting the goddess of the moon, Artemis. But, Artemis and Apollo are twin siblings, almost like how Jimin and Taehyung were born in the same year. Both being very close ever since.

Yoongi = Hephaestus (God of Fire)

In many past music videos, Yoongi has always found himself surrounded by fire. Such as in “I Need U” and “Fake Love”. Which could represent either his anger or passion towards a certain subject. Much like the Greek god Hephaetus.

Jungkook = Poseidon (God of the Sea)

Jungkook performs on a water-based floor, automatically making him Poseidon. King of the Ocean and god of the seas, as Jungkook is usually the opposite element that Yoongi is. In order to balance or calm him, since usually, the two are found as brothers in the MV theories.

Hoseok = Zeus (God of Thunder)

Hoseok has so much power and charisma in each performance he does, it’s no wonder why he is Zeus. Dancing under the light-strobes that resemble lightning strikes along with the techno-hip-hop beat.

Namjoon = Dionysus (God of Wine, and creator of the crown “Corona Borealis”)

Namjoon, leader of BTS, as well as the leading song title of their album (Dionysus). With Dionysus, being the creator of the Northern Crown or Corona Borealis. It’s like how Namjoon brought all of the BTS members together, too.

BTS MAMA VCRs

We all know that in every MAMA performance, their VCR always have some clue or hint at their next album comeback. And the theory remains true as this year we get even more clues:

  • Future Meets Past: CALLING
  • Past Meets Present: WORLD
  • Future Meets Past: Eternal Journey

This explains, why BTS has been performing their older songs from 2013-2014, songs we haven’t seen them perform in years. They were trying to make a reference or “hint” at this next comeback concept.

Ones where they will bring back the past… such as Boy In Luv (2013) alludes to Boy With Luv (2019) with much better positive attributes. Showing us that BTS has indeed grown but in a good way.

Magic Shop Items

However, another VCR depicts each individual member holding a certain item, each different than the last. Looking closely, you can tell some of the items actually resemble past theories with the WINGS era.

All whose items have been traded in the Magic Shop, in exchange to bring the rest of the members back. 

Check out my other blog on more in-depth detail on the WINGS and Magic Shop items theory: http://madmeaning.com/theory/the-ultimate-bts-mv-theory/

The Veil

Another thing to mention is BTS’s meticulous and attention to detail to every culture they convey. With the origin of their song “Dionysus” being of Greek origins. But they also added a very small detail of men wearing veils.

This is apparently, an elegant form of containing your anger. Which also alludes to the WINGS era, when the members were also found wearing veils. Meaning, BTS had to hide and contain their emotions away from each other. 

The “Shadows”

The shadows, itself, might as well be a reference to their next album name. This MAMA VCR is also very thought consuming as it portrays the seven members getting absorbed into each other. Forming a single shadow.

Then in another scene, it shows only one member staring out into the sky, with various planets. Similar to the scene of MV Heartbeat. Only this time, one member remains…or his shadow.

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All Frozen 2 Easter Eggs and New Theories for Frozen 3 and Beyond 2019

SPOILERS ALERT if you had not already watched the film, do not continuing reading on unless you want to be spoiled!

November 22, 2019, the sequel to Frozen finally makes its premiere after a long six years. With now a hidden past to uncover and truth to reveal. Along with many hidden mickeys and fun easter eggs to find for ourselves. 

Hidden Easter Eggs/Similarities

Baymax

If you look closely at the beginning scene of the movie, you can find a hidden Baymax (from Big Hero 6) while little Elsa and Anna are playing dolls.

Bruni and Pascal

You’ve probably heard of this one before, but the similarities between Bruni and Pascal are undeniably so adorable.

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Frozen and Brave Title Posters

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In both title posters of Frozen 2 and Brave we this “enchanted forest” where stone pillars appear in. Many who’ve seen Brave, must already think that the stone pillars were some sort of reference to the movie itself.

Elsa is the “new” Daenerys

Both have beautiful, platinum blonde hair, usually with intricate braided designs. Both are queens from Northern European countries and have some sort of supernatural power. Elsa with ice power and Daenerys with being the queen of dragons.

“Anna, I don’t feel so good” Reference

I know we all thought about it. As Olaf began to dust away his snowflakes, everyone thought he was gonna pull a “Tony, I don’t feel so good” move from Avenger’s Infinity War and completely destroy us. Which he did…but, both Spiderman and Olaf made out alive in the long run, so it’s all good.

Avatar

 

I know we all saw this coming. The four elements: earth, fire, wind, and water… It’s AVAT…nevermind it’s actually Frozen 2. I mean c’mon, the iconic four elements are obviously gonna have to be some reference to Avatar. But either way, it makes two good films now.

Past Theories

However, with the new film out, it discloses many past theories on the Disney Lore that fans have come up with before. Such as Elsa and Anna’s parent’s theory:

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But also, the new theories that fans have come up with prior to Frozen 2’s trailer and how the young native girl would turn out to be Elsa’s girlfriend… boy were we wrong…

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Yet, now this leads to a new question. The origin of Elsa and Anna’s parents and the true reason why their parents would travel to Ahtohallan. 

New Theory (What’s Next for Frozen 3?)

We already know that Iduna (mother) is actually from the Northern tribe Northuldra, in which Arendelle “promised” peace. But it was Agnar (father) and Iduna’s love for each other that brought chaos but soon peace among both empires.

But there’s still so much more questions, now that Disney has dropped this whole new background information on one the most popular Disney franchises ever. 

Agnar and Iduna 

First, in the enchanted forest, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven encounter the missing soldiers and the Northuldra natives trapped in some time loop (I assume) about to battle each other.

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However, their appearance interrupts this. The team then begins to further research into the past to understand why the enchanted forest had called Elsa or why it has never been spoken about before.

Both Elsa and Anna’s parents seemed nervous and frightened when speaking of the subject before they passed.

Yet, if Iduna was truly a Northuldra and told Agnar, why wouldn’t she ever want to return to help save her people?

Also, Iduna as a kid and as an adult look totally different, with different hair color and hairstyle. While young Agnar and his adult form looked pretty much how you would expect a kid to grow into a man. 

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But, besides that, it just seems so quick of Iduna to just leave her whole family behind for Agnar (a man she just met!) when in the first film, she didn’t even have a speaking role. They just seem like different people, but maybe the whole Arendelle royal life changed her. So let’s piece it together:

Agnar, a royal prince goes into the enchanted forest where he sees a young native girl playing with the wind spirit. When suddenly something bad happens and he is knocked unconscious before the girl could rescue him, she calls out for the wind spirit for help.

In which the wind spirit rescues both of them and safely returns them home. But now Agnar can’t rid of the thought of who was the girl who saved him and neither can the girl. So both meet unironically, playfully watching each other by the trees.

Constantly checking up on each other for company before actually falling in love. Soon, as they both begin to age, Agnar asks for Iduna’s hand in marriage and has her move into the castle with him.

There they become King and Queen of Arendelle. Then on the winter solstice, Iduna gave birth to their first daughter Elsa, who was capable of magical, ice powers. Next, on the summer solstice, Iduna gave birth to their second child, Anna, who lacked any source of power…(or did she…) 

And now the rest is history as it continues onto the plot of Frozen 1. 

Lastly, I hope Disney gives us more of a backstory on Agnar and Iduna’s childhood and how they became King and Queen of Arendelle. I would love to see more cute scenes between them and have Disney actually cover canon details of their story. 

The Fifth Element 

Elsa, as we know, is indeed the fifth element. Along with the four other nature spirits: earth, wind, fire, and water. (cough cough Avatar cough) But why is ice, the chosen element? It could just be because Elsa is the royal daughter of a native inhabitant of a nature spirit and is conceived of whatever powers those are.

Earth is the Rock monsters, Fire is Bruni the salamander, Wind is the wind spirit, and Water is Nokk, the ocean water spirit that takes the form a horse. 

So unless, Elsa’s powers are only the beginning and she’s capable of much more, her being the fifth power with solely ice powers feels out of place for me. 

Anna’s Secret Powers

There already have been many theories on Anna having fire powers, considering her birthday on is a summer solstice and the opposite of Elsa’s cold, icy powers.

But with this sequel, we know that having fire powers isn’t impossible as Bruni (the salamander) is a fire spirit itself. Especially fitting considering Anna’s firey, stubborn, confident, bubbly personality, much of that like fire.

Plus, it was two sisters that were made to be the fifth spirit. As Elsa said it herself in the final scene of the movie, “like a bridge that has two sides, mother had two daughters.”

Meaning, it took Anna’s help to finish anything of what happened in the movie to be successful. With Elsa having ice powers, Anna’s (possibly) fire powers would balance out the two with each other. 

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Possible Frozen 3

If Disney decides to make a trilogy to the Frozen franchise I wouldn’t doubt it. However, I do doubt that Frozen 3 will be a prequel about Agnar and Iduna’s origins (as I hope) but perhaps a mini short film will do.

But, I do believe it will continue on the thought about Elsa being the “fifth element” and more about the enchanted forest life and the nature spirits. I mean, Frozen 2 dropped a lot of information on us.

Each that could propel itself with the new lead on where their future films will be about. Considering Frozen is one of Disney’s most successful franchise.

Hopefully, we get Elsa’s promised girlfriend, as the rumors have been told for about two years now. But honestly, at this point, the options are endless, watching where Disney took on Frozen 2’s plot. 

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Rick Sanchez’s Wife Is Still Alive? Season 4 Premiere, “The Old Man and the Seat” Theory 2019

With the premiere of season 4, fans have never been happier after a long wait of almost two years for a mere five episodes. But nonetheless, Rick and Morty is finally back. 

Season 4, Episode 2, “The Old Man and the Seat” features a matrix reference. Where Rick keeps the bodies of “disliked” people in tube-like containers with liquid, maintaining them in dream worlds. Matrix, a movie where our current society is living in a dream-like world, held captive on an Alien spaceship. 

However, if you look closely at some of the other members, one of them strangely looks familiar. A woman with light, blonde hair, pale skin, and has a huge resemblance to a character featured in previous seasons. 

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That’s right, it’s Rick’s wife, Diane Sanchez. Now, this raises the question, of why Rick would even have her placed in a container like that, and if that’s where she had been throughout all these seasons.  

Since Season 3, Episode 1, “The Rickshank Rickdemption” shows Rick grieving over the death of his wife, where he lost her. But did he really? We know that those scenes were only a fabricated story to escape his prison. Yet, Rick still shows emotions of despair and utter sadness at the thought of losing them.

So, that begs the question of what really happened? We know that Beth is still alive (unless she’s a clone) and continues to live with Rick. But, she rarely ever brings up the topic of her mother, almost as if she’s forgotten or is truly “dead”. 

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However, we do get this scene, where both Beth and Diane (Rick’s wife) walks through a portal…meaning either something bad happened upon entering, or they never went in. It still won’t explain why Rick would keep his wife’s body in a dream-like state.

Unless he wants to preserve the memory of her in good hands until he has the technology to revive her. But only time will tell, so with two more episodes for the year, hopefully, we get a better back story on the whole situation that’s actually canon instead. 

 

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