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The story of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea revolves around the lives of Professor Pierre Aronnax, master harpooner Ned Land, and of course, the Nautilus’s commander, Captain Nemo.

While Aronnax was drawn to Nemo’s traits, he also feared him — his hatred for land and for those he wanted redemption against, terrified him. Arronax was more than ready to escape the inescapable Nautilus, while nothing could pull Captain Nemo away from the deep waters of the sea.

A reverse spin on this analogy is where Jung Hoseok begins spinning a tale dedicated to his very existence through…


There are two types of art in this world — the art you understand, and the art you don’t.

The art you understand, you appreciate it because it makes you feel less alone in your sea of emotions. You may also understand the art because you understand the circumstances under which the creator created the art.

On the other side of the spectrum is the art you don’t understand; you keep ruminating and wondering about it, but you know it doesn’t belong to your world, and the more you look at it, the more you misunderstand it, and the more…


It would take extreme measures to be active on the internet and not hear about BTS. You would have to go even further if you choose to avoid the “hype for BTS” that, according to you, might not last very long. However, despite these extreme measures, if you, even by accident, have stumbled upon a video of BTS being interviewed or one of their performances, and you want to know what the fuss is all about, this article is the right place for you.

You might have read a lot about how wonderful their music is, and about its extraordinary…


Emotions are complex, and words are often never enough to express their exact characteristics. Artists use a combined immersive experience of concepts, lyrics, beats and choreographies to help their listeners feel less alone in whatever emotion they are experiencing.

To me, one of the toughest emotions to express is happiness. While all emotions are subjective, happiness is subjective and elusive; no matter how many artists lay it down for you, if your source of happiness isn’t present in the things around you, how will you find happiness?

After spending a considerable amount of time listening to songs by BTS, I…


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In 2020, through a detailed interview with Esquire, Min Yoongi, known as Suga, remarks that, except their latest album, BE, “no BTS album would be complete without a track that scrutinizes society.”

As an avid listener of their music and an ARMY for the last five years, I decided to scan through each album and find a social commentary from each one. Here’s a record of what I found.

2 Cool 4 Skool, No More Dream

BTS’s first single from their first album, No More Dream is a bold take on how societal norms and expectations burden young minds with…


Source — Billboard

On May 22, 2020, Min Yoongi surprised ARMYs with the release of the second mixtape of his alter ego — Agust D, titled D-2. The thirty-two-minute, ten-track-long mixtape was released four years after the first self-titled one, “Agust D”.

The release of D-2 led to a massive burst of creativity across the whole fandom — from art to technical breakdowns of the music production, the mixtape became one of the most, if not the most discussed topic throughout the fandom for the year.

As someone who has been a listener of BTS’s music for the last four years, it’s hard…

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