hyojong, the sweetest, artsy bf would so take you to get coffee or something before you’d visit an art exhibit and he’d so focused on the art and trying to understand the artists’ intentions
his fall go to’s would be his favorite coat hat you got him for his bday a year back with this really cool desing embroidered on the inside, a beanie hyunggu got him, and whatever else he’d feel like wearing on certain days but he’d still amazing
taking randon drives around the city until you find a place to stop at and that place would be both of yours favorite go-to for a while even though you’d both feel bad about eating out too much
with that being said, you’d both try to cook every week and those nights would be the highlight of your weeks bc it’d such an itimate, domestic moment for both of you
sitting on the carpet in the middle of your living room as the two of you and maybe the rest of ptg would fall really cute fall crafts to decorate your places with
taking fall themed painting classes together just for fun but your works would actually turn out pretty nice and you’d hang them up in your living room
hyojong seems like the type to bake at midnight so you’d probably end up doing a lot of baking then an dmaybe dancing around your kitchen together
fall music festivals seem like his thing and the two of you would probably have a lot of fun together while you’d listen to your favorite artists and take really cute pictures together
planning dates for the future and you’d visit a planetarium as one of your dates
cuddling on the couch on your lazy days with hot chocolate while you’d catch on your favorite shows and every now and then hyojong would place the lightest of kisses all of your face
driving to your favorite café on rainy days to drink coffee and read for a little while
fall with hyojong would be fun and feel like going on a run in the cold where your lungs and throat would ache a little but you’d get a warm drink to make it all a little better
A quote I found on the TRNCG petition that I think fits very well to the different situations we’ve had this past year.
From Ikon and Monsta X being slandered with rumors with absolutely NO evidence and their members dropped because of it, to YG managing Blackpink, Winner, and ALL their artists so badly, to TS neglecting and abusing their artists (some of which are MINORS)…..
I’ve seen so many people complain about how the international community stereotypes all S.Koreans because of how they see the Kpop industry. That the Kpop Industy and what happens in the Kpop Industry isn’t representative of all S.Koreans and how they think and act.
BUT, this is what we see first. Your artists and your companies are the representatives of your country. I saw a story a IMBB living in Korea posted about how she was telling her friend, a native korean, about what was happening with Wonho and MX and that her friend brushed it off and said “oh that always happens. People get upset about a company dropping an idol for whatever reason, but they settled down to it because the companies never listen to the customers.”
You’re adding to the stereotypes by being complacent about idols and celebrities being slandered without evidence, being mistreated and mishandled by their companies, ESPECIALLY if they’re a foreign artists from somewhere like China or Japan or Thailand or Taiwan or SOMEWHERE that isn’t S.Korea, about CHILDREN being neglected and beaten and starved, forced to pay their own hospital bills because the company won’t lift a finger to help.
I’m not saying that the international community is squeaky clean and straight and narrow. We have our own issues we have to deal with and how the world views us, and we’re working slowly (so so so slowly) on fixing it.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that this is what the rest of the world sees first of S.Korea. After they get interested by the bright colors and flashy MVs and EXTREMELY talented artists, they see what they call “The Factory”. They see the neglect, they see the abuse, they see how a whole nation condemns and ruins an artists career from bringing something from 7-10 years ago (WITH NO PROOF), they see the thousands of starving, bruised and helpless kids lined up with fear in their eyes to APOLOGISE that their company for exposed for their mistreatment.
So, maybe instead of complaining about how the rest of the world sees you, you should work to correct what you put out into it. Protect your artists. Protect their mental and physical health. Protect them from being condemned and ruined when there is no proof. PROTECT THEM FROM MALICIOUS COMMENTS. GET THEM HELP WHEN THEY ASK FOR IT. They’re not toys, they’re not slaves, they’re not products. They’re humans that represent your country, and your complacent and condemning attitude is what’s harming them.