Yep! That be me!
It’s been too long since we had a Goddess worshipping post and while my love for Idols is waning slowly (God, these graduations take a toll on a person!) my love for a certain woman is still undying! And with the latest Ravijour images…well…even if I was a skeleton I would be fully revived!
And not only that but the new single Teacher Teacher has me wishing Yukirin was a KPOP member…Oh wait, there is this new Korean project with the 48 family, right?! Well, I guess that explains the weirdness of the concept of the new single!
Also for once I feel like Yukirin has gotten the right amount of screen time in an MV since, like, forever! So really, where Yukirin is concerned, everything is just perfect!It is enough to drown out the bad things going on right now with all the graduations and thus saying goodbye to a sister group.
But positivity today, positivity!
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!