If you listen to the podcast, you know that I’ve been on an EXO kick recently, right? [If you haven’t guessed already—Cherry Cordial here. Hi everyone!] And after reading the hilarious DO and Chanyeol AU fanfic over at Totally Confirmed Exo Facts (the whole site cracks me up and is definitely worth reading) and checking out Imagine Do Kyungsoo (don’t forget to read the tags, they’re half the fun), I’ve discovered that my bias is DO—delightfully cranky DO.
So you can imagine my surprise and dismay when I came across animated gifs of him smiling and laughing. I tried to make my peace with it, but really, what the heck am I supposed to do with a cheerful DO? I need my cranky boy who requires his happy virus to offset him! Thankfully, friend of the blog, Xe, inspired by TCEF and IDK, came to my rescue—giving me the true stories behind the animated gifs.
Xe & Cherry’s Actual, Real Life Chat
Cherry: So, I don’t know yet where he falls in the stress level indicator, but I now have a new addition to my happy feels collection. [See that? I was trying my best, but I was actually crying inside. Truth.]
Xe: He’s smiling like that because he knows he stuck Baekhyun’s favorite stuffed animal in the garbage disposal, and he just heard someone turn it on. [And Xe to the rescue!]
Cherry: lol. Whatever makes him smile. 😛
Cherry: He looks so uncomfortable.
Xe: Internal thoughts, “I’m going to kill your hamster later as payback for this undignified request. See how you like your aegyo then.”
Xe: You post a picture of DO, I make it psychotic.
Cherry: lol, that’s part of the fun. 😀
Cherry: So, what is Xe’s translation of what’s going on between KaiSoo?
Cherry: Not that I ship them, but when I tracked tags, I kept seeing KaiSoo posts.
Xe: I know, and those people are so wrong.
Xe: DO is holding Kai’s dogs hostage.
Cherry: Why would he do that?
Xe: Kai accidentally brought the macaroons (that Jo In Sung brought DO back from France) on a picnic date with Taemin, and now he has to say horrible things to the press about all of the people in DO’s burn book before his dogs will be returned.
Later that day…
Cherry: Xe, I need your commentary.
Xe: Baekhyun put on DO’s slippers when he couldn’t find his own, and now DO can NEVER WEAR THEM AGAIN, because god only know what lives on Baekhyun’s feet, so he replaced the liquid in one of Baekhyun’s personal stash of energy drinks with spoiled soy sauce. He patiently waited for Baekhyun to retrieve that specific bottle from the fridge, and his long payback game has finally paid off, as Baekhyun is now hunched over the sink with the sprayer in his mouth.
Cherry: Awesome! I love this game!
Cherry: Truthfully, squishy, smiling DO was messing with my cranky DO fanfic feels. Your commentary is helping me so much. 🙂
Xe: DO is always plotting revenge. Always.
Cherry: I can so picture him hanging out at Chanyeol and Baekhyun’s apartment, amusing himself by torturing Baekhyun in small ways.
And then trying to look innocent when Chanyeol almost catches him at it.
Because he doesn’t want to disappoint his happy virus.
Xe: And Chanyeol will always give him the benefit of the doubt because he is just that innocent and will just assume that Baekhyun did something wrong in a past life.
And also, many thanks to the giffers. When I pulled the gifs to ask Xe her opinions, I had no thought of using them anywhere else, and I didn’t get the sources for credit. I’ll try to do better in the future. In other words, none of these awesome gifs were created by me.