For Best Song choice for the longest build up to a relationship you’ve ever seen, that has a BEST END, had road bumps along the way but eventually won out!
Please let me know between these two…
SURAN 수란 – Sad Pain 슬픈 아픔
And yet another awesomely confusing MV! My cup of tea!
Seriously though, those South Korean MVs are beautiful as anything ain’t they! I just want to take then and stuff them in a special place in my heart and lock it away forever!
But confession time first, I have no idea, absolutely no idea, who these girls are, who SURAN is, if they are a band, just one person using the girls as actresses or if the girls belong to a different group or what their names are! I probably can find out with some research but I just watched this and I can’t wait to post it, lest it rest in limbo for eternity like quite a few MVs that went unposted because I let them rot away!
Anyway the yuri here is straight forward so no worries there. You don’t even need them kissing or anything to know they are an item! If you do, may God of Yuri be with you!
What is confusing is the girls themselves. At first glance they both seem to be handicapped in some way. Being together makes up for what they are lacking individually, almost like those special birds – Jiān 鶼, that need another to fly (can’t fly on their own because they have one wing or something – I think I read than in a manga).
One of the girls seems to be blind. The other has some kind of hearing defect! And so they always seem to be inseparable, like the Jian bird where the blind girl of course needs her partner and we see at some point that the partner also gets really bad from time to time and the blind girl in then there to comfort her.
I say ‘seems’, especially in the case of the blind girl, because there is this scene where she stares straight at the camera and you can just know she can see you, and another moment where she sneaks a glance towards her unknowing partner, totally seeming to be able to see her.
I have my doubts about her. Is she just pretending in order to be closer to her partner? What will her partner saw when she finds out? Did she actually already find out? Because there is a moment where they seem to have had a falling out which might suggest that the partner was onto her. This is somewhat supported by the ending scene as they are going to their small house. They turn and look at one another and if the ‘Blind’ girl was really blind, what would be the point of that?!
Anyway, there is a story there, multiple stories in fact and that fact is what makes an MV great! All those possibilities waiting to happen! I am sure that as I type this, there is already thousands of fics about these two in the Chinese and Thai communities! Those two have no equal when it comes to yuri/fandom sizes!
Any who, I am open to enlightenment on who these girls are so do share.
Well, well, well! What have we here?!
A yuri-themed, rap-style, heavenly looking, Gravure Idol-acted Music Video?! You know what is about to go down!!!
I have to say that this one really took me by surprise! The first time I watched it I nearly dismissed it because I did not expect anything at all. I mean the song kind of intrigued me because it seemed to be about love for a girl, being sang by a girl (none other than Aoyama Hikaru) but after a good few minutes without any action and time running out I was ready to call it quits but I hang in there and my thinly waning patience was rewarded!
Suddenly out of nowhere, classroom action started happening and I nearly spit my tea! I paused the video so fast and restarted it like I have never done before! Suddenly the lyrics made sense and I was in heaven…for a while at least!
Sadly the video up on the official youtube channel is only the short version. I tried looking for the full version but no cigar. But you know what I am about to do! As Thanos would say…
“Fine, I will do it myself”
But unlike him I am not planning on sitting on my butt for years. Nope, I am already buying that DVD with the full version tomorrow from Amazon JP (Please let it be shippable to Ireland!).
Anyway, good night…
Those who know how long this MV has been out, that is how long it has taken me in deciding if this MV belongs on this site, in other words, if this MV is relevant! After months I have decided that it is just too good, too sad, too emotional to ignore. It is now one of my favourites but this wasn’t the case when I first watched it. It has quite grown on me, or maybe it is I who has grown? Yes, I know it’s been just over a year but time is time, right?
If you can’t tell yes, that is a guy, or was! He went through the process of changing sex throughout the MV so by the end he is a full-blown Tri or Half-Futa to those familiar with hentai (which you should be if not, I am disappoint!). A Futanari is a true hermaphrodite and since our main here is not full futa and was in fact a guy who went into a transformation, s/he is thus half-futa.
And this post did not start of in a way I imagined so let’s move on.
This MV was recommended to be by someone and back then I was really strict when it comes to yuri. I was one of those, it ain’t yuri unless there is confessions and kissing and sex so I was really rubbed the wrong way when I opened up that YouTube link, only to be bombarded with Tran. And so the MV was buried and forgotten about for some time. Then I lost internet and I was going through my VID collection (Short videos which includes mostly MVs) when this came up again and I gob-smacked at how interesting this MV is.
At first I was reluctant in giving this observation since it might have been wrong and people might have been hurt by my insensitivity on the matter but the more times I watched the MV the more my theory was supported so I am going to say it.
Imagine going through all the trouble, all the pain, all that dedication, just to get close to the girl you love! Imagine changing yourself almost completely just to be close to the person you love! Imagine going through all of that only for them to not be affected as you imagined, as you hoped they would!
Now, of course the Crush here is not to blame! It’s not like she told hem (him/her) to go and change hemself! She did not know that s#he loved her. This was all on hem! So when the girl ended up crushing on someone else completely and choosing to be just friends with hem, no one here is to blame! I guess you could say that the Crush should have noticed that her friend must have had different expectations but then again, almost a third of the Earth’s population would be to blame for not noticing that people had crushes on them and not acting on them!
So, here we have a MV tackling multiple issues including homosexuality, identity crisis, gender issues, unrequited love and the complexity of friendship. Like, the first time I did not even think of this. All I saw was a, and pardon my language here, all I saw was a fake girl in a supposed lesbian MV so I got royally pissed.
Also when I finally finished it the first time, I guess the ending helped in better acceptance of this music video. After some despairing, not to anyone’s fault, not the Crush, not our girl/boy…Okay, in the end it is a girl so I might as well think of hem as a she! Anyway our girl in the end conjures up enough courage to visit her Crush, interrupt her phone conversation to this boy-crush (thankfully we never get to see him) by kissing her right on the lips, in a kiss so heartfelt, so strong that there was no place for misunderstandings!
Notice that the Crush despite being completely surprised, did not react negatively, did not pull away from the kiss (which went on for quite some time in kissing times), gently brought her phone down, probably forgetting to even end the call, and just stared dumbfounded at her friend.
You could clearly see that she finally got it, she got it and got it good. All her world probably got turned on its head. She was definitely going to have to re-evaluate it. I actually felt for her. Her life is going to get real complicated now whatever she decides. If they stay friends, they are going to have to put up with some garbage. They are not going to be together like they were. And they had some really cute moments.
They went on dates, Our Girl would help the Crush in some aww situations like reaching taller shelves that the Crush can’t reach. Doing each other’s make-up. Speaking of which, that lip-stick scene was so hot I was expecting something to happen. The Crush almost seemed to be figuring something out whether it be our Girl’s feelings for her or her own feelings but they had to be interrupted by that mysterious boy-crush!
They were such friends that they seemed to be having the time of their life together. There is also this scene where they are walking hand-in-hand and the mystery-guy shows up and the two have to separate but they do so slowly, almost like they wish to prolong that physical connection they have with each other for as long as possible!
But the heart was not just in their moments. Our Girl’s side of the story was just too heart-breaking as well. Here she had her crush being taken from her. Meanwhile on the other hand she is struggling with her own life probably second guessing her choices wondering what the point was! The pain she went through physically with the surgery on the side, there was the pain of heart-break and the pain of thinking that it was all for nothing! The scene where she would be alone crying, thy were filmed so well that only a monster would not feel for her.
Seriously, I am happy that in the end it seemed like her efforts were re-warded, at the very recognised! I am going to continue believing that her Crush returned her feelings in the end. She showed signs too, like I mention in the hand scene and the lip-stick scene! I am happy the more I think about it the more I love this MV.
And that is that.
And this is the MV I was talking about in the previous post. As you can see the main girl here is also one of the two main leads in the movie ‘The Promise’, which I can’t wait to see by the way! Also, Pam and Emma!
Also like I said, this is not a yuri MV, per say, but there is something here. Something other than the Emma and Pam teasing of course! And I will say it again, I was very lucky that I got to see the series ‘TheUnderwear’ before knowing these girls because I have a condition of shipping a couple before I watch the series and when it turns out that they are not a thing, usually my enjoyment of that series goes out the window! How bad is this condition you ask? Well, I have only watched two episodes of Yuru Yuri. That is how bad it is!
So, I was lucky that I got to see the series before I got to know Emma and Pam because I would have gone in shipping these two and then Jay and Yin would have been a lost cause in the end! I did say my condition was bad.
Here in this MV they just have small flirty scenes (interestingly with Pam being the dominator) and also they play Devil’s Advocate in trying to turn our girl to the Dark, Best Gay Side of the Force! And right after she seemingly got dumped by her boyfriend. Sly girls you two!
Hell, they even have a ceremony, which was only missing some making out to show the true power of the Dark Yuri Side but since it looks like they managed to win the girl over in the end, I forgive them!
Anyway yeah, I can’t wait for that movie to drop!
Talk about slapping Japan in the face the day right after!
Thailand be like, dearest Sis Japan, let me show you how to make a proper yuri MV and an even better ending without using the cheat code that is extra time and dialogue!
Now, I love me some dramatic MVs but let’s be honest here, the drama parts in Sweet Memory were wasted! All that build up, and it led to nothing! Just another generic, sad, the world of lesbians in not a happy one motif that we have seen hundreds of times done before! Like, people today aren’t even that prejudiced anymore! Sure in some countries they still are but not in the modern world!
Get with the times Japan!
Thank God we have other options in South Korea, Murica and Thailand here giving us a proper MV that gives you hope! Seriously, this MV is like the opposite of Sweet Memory in that it begins without hope, with the het then ends with a bang, with the yuri!
But that’s not even the best part! The best part is that exactly the OPPOSITE of the other MV, here we get the girl making out, and I mean MAKING OUT with the girl whereas the Guy doesn’t even get to kiss the girl! Yeah they cuddle and rub faces but that’s it! No kissing! Meanwhile our girl…
Speaking of, I did not think it would be this soon but I knew that our girls that starred in one of the movies I am waiting for ‘The Promise’, would be booming and only a few weeks later here we are. The Lead has already landed a role and in MV, a lesbian MV and her co-star, has also landed an MV role. Though not quite as GAY (at least on the surface) it is also very relevant. More on that in the next post though.
I don’t know if I should take this as a sign for good things to come in that movie since they are actually playing Mother/Daughter characters but damn it, I can’t help it! When are you releasing the Blu-rays for ‘The Promise’ Thailand!?!!
Anyway I don’t know what the story if this MV is all about, maybe the three don’t know that there is a triangle, or maybe they are friends and they know what is going on, or maybe the just found out and are arguing over cheating, I don’t know! Who is cheating on whom, I don’t know!
But since our girl seems the most passionate about it maybe she was being cheated on by her girl? But since the other girl also seemed peeved at our girl maybe the two were the alpha couple? I mean they are the ones who had the most heated make-out session so…
Anyway, watch the MV and judge for yourselves. Oh yeah, in the case that anyone can’t see these YouTube videos, do always let me know. I can get them for you for DL.
There is nothing more painful than Complicated Unrequited Love!
There. I said it and I mean it!
Especially the kind that has misunderstandings like in this newly released lovely Music Video from MACO. It came out two weeks ago and I have only managed to watch it twice because it is just too painful to watch! And the second was because I wanted to refresh my mind right before writing about it now. Otherwise I wouldn’t have re-visited it so soon.
Yes, yes, I should be used to the pain but pain it is and no matter how many times you experience it, it still is painful! I guess I should be proud that my heart is strong enough to keep going even after all this time. I mean, this feeling goes all the way back to the Card Captor Sakura days with Tomoyo. Seriously, whenever I think of unrequited love she always comes to mind first!
But really, even Daidouji Tomoyo doesn’t have anything on our girl Saki here in this MV! I mean Tomoyo’s quandary was straight forward. She loved Sakura, who loved someone else but not to undermine her. There is always that question of whether Sakura would have gone with Tomoyo had Tomoyo confessed her love for her. I mean Sakura was just that good. And that doesn’t mean that it would be pity love. No, At times it seemed like Sakura too loved Tomoyo and that if only Tomoyo had…
Anyway Saki here has it worse! Despite not confessing (hence the subject at hand) she still lost everything! She lost not only her friendship and a token of her love (the painting, which reminded me of Takane and Mika, like, badly) but she also lost any chance of ever confessing because there was now that void that just erased most of the possibility of a positive outcome to the confession.
There is also the baggage of her Crush’s boyfriend falling for her and breaking up with her friend over her despite not having any feelings whatsoever for him! Speaking of which, I fuckin hate that shit! That kiss was so not necessary! They did not even show the actual couple, the straight girl kissing the guy but they had to show our Lesbian kissing him!?! Minus a billion points japan!
So, not only did our girl, a Lesbian, lose her first kiss to a Guy, but she lost her Crush and her friend over it but also got her hopes crushed! Like, how painful is that! And what is worse is that she had two chances to confess but she was just too scared! Okay, so maybe the first time would have gone misunderstood since her friend just wanted to see an example of a confession because her way was not enough according to Saki but still, if she had put in the emotion I am sure her Crush would have picked up something. Something to keep on her mind for later.
And of course there is also the pain of seeing the one you love just having a great time with their boyfriend, a time that cuts into your time, meaning you are spending less and less time together and also that whenever you are together she is thinking of her boyfriend…
Yeah…Fells everywhere! Then there is that fact that Saki’s Crush destroyed the painting of hers that Saki had poured her soul into which would have been the best reminder of her love. Oh the pain she felt during that scene! I am just trying to imagine what Tomoyo would have felt had Sakura burned all her videos….Okay, let’s not go there! But this is what Saki was feeling here!
Poor girl, even Four years later she still felt deeply for her lost love! So ingrained in her mind was that simple act of hugging that she managed to repaint the scene to remind her of their time in place of that destroyed one of her Crush that she also still kept!
Man, just thinking about it makes my heart heavy so I will just leave you all here…