(Disclaimer: Pictures are not mine)
It’s very hard to pique my attention. I am someone who easily jumps from one topic of interest to the next, so when anything, anything at all, gets to me, that means they are huge!
I won’t normally go around writing about less significant things to some but this part of my life is so important to me that I can’t just pass it off.
You see, some of my new friends now are all part of this fandom I’m in. Recently, I’ve been spending most of my time fighting for this cause we were trying hard to protect. Now you must be asking.
What exactly am I fangirling over?
It’s Dong Bang Shin Ki aka TVXQ & Tohoshinki
Before you go and start saying, “Ah! So she’s a kpopper!”, I’d cut you off now and say that’s not the case. I’m actually just, well, a Cassiopeia.
Let me give you a brief background of the boys.
Dong Bang Shin Ki
DBSK goes by so many names. Dong Bang Shin Ki in Korea, Tvong Vfang Xien Qi in China, Tohoshinki in Japan, and Rising God of the East to the rest of the world. They are a power idol group under SM entertainment, with five members, and debuted on December 26, 2003.
Now I won’t go around boasting about their achievements. But it’s safe to say that these boys had their fair share of fame and recognition and even after 12 years in the industry, they are still by far one of the best groups out there; fame-wise and talent-wise. In fact, they are already legends.
Jung Yunho aka U-Know
The leader of TVXQ, one half of the Yunjae couple, and my bias wrecker.
Kim Jaejoong aka Hero/Youngwoong
The eldest of the five, the other half of fhe Yunjae couple, and the mother of the group.
Park Yoochun aka Micky
You probably know him as the aloof scholar in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, the prince in Rooftop Prince, that hot lead in I Miss You, and the smart police in Sensory Couple. Yeah, he’s ventured into the acting industry and is doing well at that, too.
Kim Junsu aka Xiah
He’s my bias. My favorite among the five. I would’ve chosen a different picture, much hotter, but I opted to share the one I love the most. This very photo defines his bubbly character, a man-child in all sense of his being. Right now he’s into musical career, and I am so frustrated I can’t even watch!!
Shim Changmin aka Max/Choikang
The Maknae or the youngest. To be honest, I think he’s the smartest, boasting a very high IQ. Changmin is also called as Voldemin, courtesy of his bully persona and sharp tongue. But though he is as evil as he could get, the fans love him.
In fact, he was the one who named the fandom, Cassiopeia.
UNDERSTANDING THE SEATED QUEEN
There. See the red ocean? That big galaxy of pearl red defines our faith and love for these boys and I am more than proud to belong to them. One day, I’d be a part of that ocean! Mark it!
Cassiopeia is considered as the Seated Queen in the universe, throned just above the North Star, Polaris.
Why would the Maknae name us after such constellation?
As you see, Cassiopeia is a constellation with five stars. Changmin chose it to represent the five idols of the group. And coincidentally, TVFXQ also forms a W in the keyboard. Not sure if it’s destiny but it’s quite fitting, don’t you think? Brill, even!
The fandom now
Few years ago, the biggest heartbreak crashed over us and the boys, for whatever (MANY!) reasons, decided to leave SM entertainment. I expected all five of them to leave but things happened, and only JYJ were able to go. Yunho and Changmin stayed to protect the name of TVXQ.
We were devastated, of course. Even now, we still cry over it. Hearing those new songs without the same harmonious five voices, it was just too much. Watching those old videos, it was just too painful. But still, we support the two groups in every way we can and we wait for the day they’d become one again. It may be futile and in vain, but we’re hoping.
Still hoping even now…
As Jaejoong and Yoochun have said, Always Keep The Faith!
I love you, Cassies! No matter what happens, we’re going to share the same love and faith for the boys! We will always keep the faith and hope to the end. 2015 has been the best year for us, OT5s, after so many years. I’m sure God has more in store for us!