This section is to see if I can explain some of the artistic allusions/cultural references/slangs, etc. in BTS songs…. as I feel like simple translation often does not do them enough justice.
The posts are prone to small edits over time (It’s not my fault that BTS has lyrics that are so complicated that I can’t get all the meanings on first attempt ^^).
NOTICE: For the people who would like to use my posts to translate into other languages, please try to translate directly from Korean to your language (as translating translated lyrics is probably not accurate). Feel free to use the additional ramblings I’ve added to lyrics but beware that I am often editing/correcting myself over time to try to be more accurate.
Please do not use my non-lyric-related ramblings (eg. the tibits, etc)
This is a bit of a lazy low-stress blog…and I’m a slow woman.
To see the posts in the order of most recently posted, you can read them under BTS tag.
June 14, 2022
I’ve been pretty inactive on this blog so I just wanted to update that I am still drowning in the responsibilities of real life. I’m listening to the new album a lot as I do my mountain of work, but probably can’t update any time soon.
There are a lot of good translators now compared to when I started in 2015, so I don’t really feel pressure to update often. But I’m taking a break from work next year and hopefully will be able to tackle the list of translations I’ve been meaning to do. It’s still far away… but hoping for many more good days ahead :)
Feb. 1, 2022
I can’t believe I didn’t update this blog for more than a year. Why do real life responsibilities go up but my energy level go down as I get older. So sad…
Hopefully I can do more this year than last one.
MAP OF THE SOUL SERIES (2019 – 2020)
LOVE YOURSELF SERIES (2017 – 2018)
WINGS SERIES (2016 – 2017)
HYYH SERIES (2015 – 2016)
DARK AND WILD (2014)
BTS – f(x) = Sexy Math Lyrics
and songs using “hae” word play, containing parts of:
Always, 2!3!, War of Hormone, Voice, and Favorite Girl.
BTS – Second Grade
+ remake into Fifth Grade for their 2018 Festa Prom Party
SCHOOL TRILOGY SERIES (2013-2014)
BTS – Cyper Pt. 2 – Triptych
my favourite “onion” song – endless peeling layers of meaning.
BTS OTHER WORKS
RM MIXTAPE/OTHER WORKS
RM Playlist (Oct. 2018)
J-HOPE MIXTAPE/OTHER WORKS
HOPE WORLD Mixtape (Mar 2018)
is recommended to be read in order of the tracks.
Hope World – Hope World (01)
Hope World – POP (02) + Daydream (03)
Daydream is only a snippet
Hope World – Baseline (04) + HangSang (05)
HangSang is only a snippet
Hope World – Airplane (06) + Blueside (07)
SUGA MIXTAPE/OTHER WORKS
Ji Jin Jung – Chaos with Notes + Sub
BTS – What’s in a Name?
Hitting the Wall – anime/drama trope in Boy In Luv
RM mentions on SPIN and other Ramblings
Rap Monster Tibits
mostly compilation of things I found interesting… will likely add over time.
BTS – Like taking a Literary Course
Short Translation Requests
This is on hiatus as I’m too busy to work on it… sob.
List of LYRIC VIDEO Recommendations
This is on hiatus as I’m too busy to work on this too…
I feel like my grammar is dying a slow death… as I only have to write things in point form at work.
Trying to get Mr. muish to like BTS. Muah~!