What made me a TaeJinnie…

This is in response to a message I received from an anonymous person on CC. I wanted to respond more fully, so please enjoy the moment in which I became a TaeJin shipper.

There was a backstage interview at the Melon Music Awards, November 29 2016. Taehyung and Seokjin made eyes at each other through the whole thing, and I was like, “Yeah, whatever. They all do that.”

Tae thirsts.
Because Tae can’t keep his hands off Seokjin’s shoulders, and can we blame him?

But on the way off stage, very sneaky-like, Seokjin reached over and patted Taehyung’s behind.

Oop, there he goes...
Subtle.

I thought, “Hold up… did I just see that? I rewatched it 100 times. Then I went back and watched previous videos, only to find TaeJin everywhere in the background, doing the same kinds of things all the time! Never when they were the direct focus, and usually when they thought they weren’t being filmed. The level of subtle non-fanservice is what made me begin to think there was something else to them, and it’s still true. They take pictures of each other, but they don’t share them. They sit together on long bus rides and plane trips. The spend time together outside of BTS activity.

Here is the link to the full video that started it all for me:
[ENG] 161129 Melon Music Awards Behind – BTS Cut

I am grateful that you asked the question, and please feel free to ask anything, anytime. You’ll never bother me. I enjoying discussing it so much.

I purple you 💜 always.

3 thoughts on “What made me a TaeJinnie…”

  1. Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.

    Please let me know. Thanks

  2. I’m also a taejinnie
    And many armys claim that they’re just fanservice
    So my question is can you explain why they can be real but not a fanservice?

    1. Hello fellow taejinnie! Borahae!
      I will definitely try to answer your question.
      Fanservice is done directly in front of the cameras in order to gain popularity. It’s usually overly playful and involves a lot of aegyo. It’s built in to the kpop industry because show-runners and producers know fans like to see that kind of cute, cringey interaction.
      What makes taejin not fanservice is that most of their interactions happen slightly off screen or when they think no one is watching. We have lots of instances of them in the background, interacting in casually affectionate ways. We see Taehyung and Seokjin taking pictures of each other that they never share with anyone. They aren’t putting on a show for us. They’re showing up for each other. That’s what makes them something deeper than fanservice.
      I hope that helps. Thank you for reading!

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