Its just turned midnight in England, which means it is officially the 9th of March which is an important date because it's officially my one year anniversary of fully stanning Seokyu.
It was exactly a year ago that the Produce 101 boys were seen for the first time, handing out their goodie bags and asking people to vote for them in the streets. I've spoken about how I began stanning Seokyu before so I won't go into detail here, but it's also a year since I realised exactly who he was. This was the day he went from being a nameless boy in a group I was trying to stan, to a boy where I took one look at him and said "I know you from somewhere..." only to realise I had finally refound my bias in a group I had discovered that summer.
A lot of people ask me why I still stan him. I don't get much content, I don't know if he'll ever debut again, it would be easier to just give up. Honestly, it would but I don't think you can pick biases like that and Seokyu, to me, is the same as any bias in any group. If people can support them, why can't I support him?
Since last year, a lot has changed. I remember the exact day that we saw the boys for the first time. It was the same day I received the confirmation about an operation I needed, it was the same day I sent off university applications, it was the same day I had an extra drama lesson where instead of listening, I kept an eye on my phone for the endless notifications of boy after boy after boy as people found out who they were.
I've had the operation now, I'm at the end of my second term at university and by some miracle, I passed the exam despite not listening in that extra lesson. Seokyu kept me happy through everything, even when I thought I had no control over anything happening. He made me want to smile.
Seokyu has a unique quality of making people happy. In every interaction he has, he is the most selfless, most hardworking, most kind individual I have ever had the privilege to learn exists. My happiness is not tied to him, but he makes me happy and I would give anything for him to be happy too.
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