nautisch: (jonghyun)
nautisch ([personal profile] nautisch) wrote2011-04-03 12:41 pm

short jongyu meta for diana

anyway! the way I see jongyu has morphed a bit since I first started shipping them. I think they're close (or close in theory) partially because they're the closest in age. when you think about it, age doesn't make much of a difference later in life, but when you're a teenager even one or two years changes everything. if I had been in onew's shoes it seems only logical to reach out to jonghyun, who's only 5 months younger, first, rather than the other three, who are 2-4 years younger.

they also have really similar attitudes/aspirations about music. they've both become reasonably good dancers, but they both entered sm because of singing--onew was in sm academy and jonghyun went to a music school before he dropped out and got a ged. with the exception of zhou mi, the people they trained with mostly specialized in dancing, so I can see them getting closer because of that as well--and it shows in the number of duets they've done over the years. they're also the two most interested in composing, so I can see them getting closer over that as well.

They have similar personalities, too, in a lot of ways. They’re both a little nerdy and weird, and I can see them having a lot of in-jokes or making geeky references that no one else in the band gets. They both can assert authority, seeing as how they act as “good cop” and “bad cop” with the rest of the band, but they seem to get seriously angry infrequently. There’s a lot of noise in shinee fandom about jonghyun being a douche, but I think that jonghyun, onew, and minho are the most inherently kind of the group/the ones with the least prickly personalities. That isn’t to say that taekey are douches, but I think they’re a little more aloof and awkward, particularly with new people. Jongyu are both funny, agreeable, smart, ambitious people that would have a pretty steady relationship (this is why a lot of people can’t ship them, because they’re basically baby animals with very little conflict).

that isn't to say that they're not different. onew's music taste skews a little older than jonghyun's--he likes jazz and trot and happily does musicals and even the opera solo for their concert. jonghyun is clearly a child of pop and r&b (see: his eternal devotion to wheesung and brown eyed soul). he went to rock of ages so he clearly supports onew, but I remember in one interview he said he had absolutely no desire to do a musical. but I could be totally making that up. onew used to be incredibly awkward on tv, but he's learned to adapt and appeal to a multitude of people and audiences. He fits in well with the established comedians. jonghyun knows how to appeal to shinee fans, he plays off of the other members pretty well, but you could never send jonghyun alone on a show. he's not someone with universal appeal like onew and he doesn't seem to really mind that either. He composes, he hangs with his heroes, he does smtb, he bangs sekyung—he’s got a lot of what he wants. but again, this is speculation and I could be completely wrong.

jonghyun’s a little more mischevious than onew and would hesitate much less about breaking rules if they got in his way—in an interview he gave a while before/maybe while he was trying to woo sekyung, he said “something has to explode for it to be fun” in regards to shinee’s clean reputation, and that’s something that, imo, onew would never say (at least not in public). Like I said, they’re both nice people, but I see jonghyun as having a small group of very close friends and onew being more willing to branch out/go drinking with people he’s just met. jonghyun doesn’t take teasing well, especially when it’s about his singing, and onew loves to tease and make jokes. Onew can drink much, much more than jonghyun, who gets really bad cases of asian glow. They’ve both been seen smoking but fandom seems to think that onew has quit. These might be sources of conflict, if you’re looking for them.

The tl;dr version is that jongyu are very similar losers with subtle differences that get along quite fabulously. if you have further questions go ahead and ask, and [ profile] undamage could probably go much more indepth than this.

[identity profile] 2011-04-03 08:35 pm (UTC)(link)
ot but i think minho is probably the second douchiest (after key) of shinee, even though i know he is a sweetheart.

your tl;dr is pretty much it though. i mean, all you have to do is watch that clip on hb where they're sitting there singing nsync and being stupid to get what jongyu is.

[identity profile] 2011-04-03 08:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I think he puts a front up on shows to entertain people, but I actually think he's really nice. idk gut feeling w/e

[identity profile] 2011-04-03 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
idk he confuses me. :( i thought i got him when he was quiet and never talked.

[identity profile] 2011-04-03 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
ikr. :( such an ~enigma

[identity profile] 2011-04-03 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
ah thank you! bookmarking <3

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
I hope it helped :(

[identity profile] 2011-04-03 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
i love them :(

bahh, no shinee icon. have luna coz i know you shim onjongluna. stares.

[identity profile] 2011-04-03 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
*ship, not shim. but now i want changmin/onjongluna. whaaaaaaat

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
hdu changmin/jessica/tiffany forever

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
i can actually just imagine changmin methodically going through all of snsd like the stud he is.

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
seriously, who could say no to changmin.

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. good question.

2nd best otp!!!!

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
:D jongyu gifs

i have a lot of them

Re: 2nd best otp!!!!

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 12:21 am (UTC)(link)

I love this and you

[identity profile] 2011-04-04 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
woo fuck yeah jongyu. :3

he bangs sekyung


[identity profile] 2011-04-04 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
I love reminding people of jonghyun's love life! he is getting ass and we should rejoice.
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[identity profile] 2011-04-07 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
Late reply is late, but w/e


Wow, did I just kill your comp or smth. Lol.

[identity profile] 2011-04-07 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
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[identity profile] 2011-04-07 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
lol that might be confusing, though.

[identity profile] 2011-04-07 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
Oooh, this was very interesting to read! Concise yet detailed, I really enjoyed it. :)

[identity profile] 2011-04-07 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm flattered! thank you :")

[identity profile] 2011-06-29 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I love reading about other people's views on SHINee's character. It's just so much fun. And I love the way you see Jonghyun because I always saw Onew as you explain him. Kind of. Not really... In a way.
And is it true that Jjong and Onew have been seen smoking before? That kind of breaks my heart, but it's not like I can do anything about it.

[identity profile] 2011-06-29 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
lol thank you! and trust me, I am the biggest anti-smoking crusader you will ever see, so I was pretty >:O when I heard about it. fans seem to think onew has quit and the picture taken of him has disappeared from the internet (because shawols wanted to protect his image? which seems weird because EVERYONE in korea smokes, there's very little stigma about it if any). jonghyun's never been photographed smoking, but apparently there's at least one fanaccount confirming it. apparently at least key doesn't though? I've heard nothing about taemin. if I'm ever rich and famous though, I'm sending them all quitting kits for their birthdays--they need to preserve their voices >:(