@mymanminseok - MINSEOK’S MATURE ERA

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I never participate but I figured this was an EXO Selca day I couldn’t miss.
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I never participate but I figured this was an EXO Selca day I couldn’t miss.

May angels watch over you and keep you safe, listening to the whispered prayers of all of us who carry you in our hearts every day.
Five hundred and eighty days couldn’t erase you from our hearts.
A lifetime won’t erase you from our hearts.
Even though we won’t see you next week, or next month, it doesn’t matter. It’s only time. Time is fleeting.
Another thing about time is that it has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. I know in my heart that at the end of this journey, time will show me you.
And I’ll smile, having known all along.
잘 다녀오세요.
여기 있을게요.
당신이 떠나지 않은 것처럼.
(Cr. to alwaysonmymind)
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May angels watch over you and keep you safe, listening to the whispered prayers of all of us who carry you in our hearts every day. Five hundred and eighty days couldn’t erase you from our hearts. A lifetime won’t erase you from our hearts. Even thou

I am totally and completely floored, for various reasons of course, and dealing with a plethora of conflicting emotions that hit me like tsunamis every time I bring my head up for hair and grip my heart tight whenever I remember that this is indeed happening... and this hammers all that home even more.
With yet more conflicting emotions!
How do I even respond to this?! There is so much to be said here. So much. It’s so powerful. It’s a really powerful picture.
I can’t even breathe.
I’m experiencing so many things right now, so many sensations, but there’s also this sense of being suspended in time, frozen. Sensory overload and numbness. Together.
It’s the physical realization of “it’s go time.”
This is real, it’s gonna happen, and he’s real, and oh my god, he’s really strong and capable, isn’t he? More than I think I knew before, and he’s really gonna do this, this is really happening to him, and we get to see a little bit of it and it makes it even more real—yes, more real, this is the realest of all the real moments—
I know I’m babbling but this picture just pushed my entire being into overdrive. In every way. This is every superlative I am currently feeling, every contradicting emotion, from being panicked to proud to stupidly turned on.
Good grief, I am hyperaware of everything! What is this picture, for the love of god, what is this?!
Oh my!
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So I just have to say that there is no doubt in my mind that Minseok will be absolutely brilliant in serving his country, so much that they’ll wish he stays with them! He’s got this. He’s so got this.
(cr. to the man himself)
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I am totally and completely floored, for various reasons of course, and dealing with a plethora of conflicting emotions that hit me like tsunamis every time I bring my head up for hair and grip my heart tight whenever I remember that this is indeed h

I love this Minseok.
The one who presents himself to the camera openly.
Plainly.
Not hiding anything.
Not afraid of anything.
No hesitation.
No uneasiness.
Completely comfortable in his own skin.
He is arming us to feel secure in his going to the military and coming back even stronger. He’s laying it out to us that he feels grounded and sure of himself.
We need to open our hearts to this message he’s sending.
Don’t put your sadness first.
Put this incredible show of serenity on his part first.
Take in his tranquility.
Allow it to calm your heart.
Look at this picture, look in his eyes, and breathe. He will bring you peace and strength.
(cr. to owner)
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I love this Minseok. The one who presents himself to the camera openly. Plainly. Not hiding anything. Not afraid of anything. No hesitation. No uneasiness. Completely comfortable in his own skin. He is arming us to feel secure in his going to the mil

Do I even?
I think I won’t.
I think I’ll just look at this all day and enjoy the lazy, sunny Sunday feelings it gives me.
(cr. to owner)
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Do I even? I think I won’t. I think I’ll just look at this all day and enjoy the lazy, sunny Sunday feelings it gives me. (cr. to owner)

Wow.
Who is this man?
It’s like he broke free of the cocoon and spread his wings.
It’s a transformation, truly.
I barely recognize him but at the same time I feel like everyone finally has the chance to see what I’ve always seen in him.
This growth. This maturity. This man.
And seeing this gives me strength that I can barely put into words. Seeing him step into his age (and the mature person he has always been around those who know him) makes me strong to face 18 months without him. Knowing that he no longer has to hide behind a role given to him, that he can just be, that he can experiment, that he can walk the fine line between Minseok and Xiumin.... this gives me enormous strength.
My heart is singing!
(cr. to owner)
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Wow. Who is this man? It’s like he broke free of the cocoon and spread his wings. It’s a transformation, truly. I barely recognize him but at the same time I feel like everyone finally has the chance to see what I’ve always seen in him. This growth.

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I’ve said so much about Minseok already.... all the things I love about him, what I see in him, what I want him to become... I think right now I’m not saying much because I’m just sitting back and enjoying it. As a fan, I am so happy! Now more than ever, I see in him all the things I kept talking about in this account. Back then, I wanted to talk and talk nonstop, but now I just want to look. To listen. To appreciate. To take everything in.
I wouldn’t even know what to say anyway.
Just look at him.
Look at him now.
Words fail me completely.
(cr. to xiu_chu326)
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I’ve said so much about Minseok already.... all the things I love about him, what I see in him, what I want him to become... I think right now I’m not saying much because I’m just sitting back and enjoying it. As a fan, I am so happy! Now more than e

“This station is Xiumin’s ‘Reason.’ Are you curious about what kind of song it is? Please anticipate it and give it lots of love!”
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THIS IS CRAZY! We’re getting an SM Station?!? Really?! I’m not one to complain and find faults in things, but I’m really hoping it’s not a fast tempo track like Beyond or a heavy beat song like Shake. I like them both, of course, but Minseok’s angelic voice deserves a softer melody. It doesn’t have to be a ballad, just something that isn’t louder than him, you know? A good Saturday afternoon song, something you can drive around and listen to on repeat? Wind blowing, sun on your face kind of song.
What kind of song do you think it will be?
(cr. to owner)
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“This station is Xiumin’s ‘Reason.’ Are you curious about what kind of song it is? Please anticipate it and give it lots of love!” . THIS IS CRAZY! We’re getting an SM Station?!? Really?! I’m not one to complain and find faults in things, but I’m rea

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He fascinates me.
It’s as simple as that.
Everything about him calls to me.
Beckons me.
The more I see of Kim Minseok, the more I realize how much he means to me. How deep I carry him in my heart.
Especially when I see him from these unusual angles. There’s a physical reaction that sweeps over me, an undeniable realization that this man, this wonderful man and all his quirks and flaws, this man who is my every dream come true, that he really is real.
(cr. to owner)
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He fascinates me. It’s as simple as that. Everything about him calls to me. Beckons me. The more I see of Kim Minseok, the more I realize how much he means to me. How deep I carry him in my heart. Especially when I see him from these unusual angles.

—I, too, am shaking my head as I watch this. I can’t believe I’m seeing this. It’s—he’s really.... he’s just so... irresistible! And soooo charming! He just pulls me in with his mannerisms and the way he moves. It’s a magnetic pull. I can’t look away and I can’t stop smiling.
He’s really got a hold on me.
(cr. to owner)
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—I, too, am shaking my head as I watch this. I can’t believe I’m seeing this. It’s—he’s really.... he’s just so... irresistible! And soooo charming! He just pulls me in with his mannerisms and the way he moves. It’s a magnetic pull. I can’t look away

This one is for me.
The yellow shirt, the hand, the hair, the look on his face... all of it is *so* My Man Minseok.
Tailor made for Evey.
(cr. to owner)
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This one is for me. The yellow shirt, the hand, the hair, the look on his face... all of it is *so* My Man Minseok. Tailor made for Evey. (cr. to owner)

Heart4U keeps giving me my man Minseok over and over and over. It’s the best content we’ve ever gotten in my opinion, and I feel that people who don’t think that now will change their mind when their bias’ turn comes. It’s the best because they seem to be the writers of the show. They’re the movers and the shakers of it. It’s personal. It’s what they want to show us. And all of that with the added bonus of freedom. It just feels like Minseok was free to do whatever he wanted. Record with his camera whatever he felt like. I mean, towel folding, you guys? That’s 100% Minseok-written, produced, shot, edited, and remastered content!
Maybe because I am so partial to the mature thing too, but this show has shown that side of him time and time again. Both regarding his looks and his behavior. I don’t see a cute, tiny little fairy at all. His hand, his face, the sparkle in his eyes all have weight to them... you know what I mean?
It’s 7am and I just woke up and saw this and this is the word that came to me right away.
Weight.
There’s weight to him as a person. Not baggage. It’s not a bad kind of weight. It’s a... “years of experience” kind of way. A “started from the bottom and now we’re here” kind of way. Like a big, thick book full of... everything. I just look at him and I see that... all that weight... of who he is, what he can do, where he wants to go, how he got here...
Experienced, really.
Far from the cute fairy thing that is so very one-dimensional. So... fragile.
This man, this 30-year-old man is experienced. More than any of us have any idea.
(cr. to owner)
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Heart4U keeps giving me my man Minseok over and over and over. It’s the best content we’ve ever gotten in my opinion, and I feel that people who don’t think that now will change their mind when their bias’ turn comes. It’s the best because they seem

“Please wait a little bit. Please wait until next year.”
Minseok did sign language again today and I can’t stop thinking about it. He could be inspiring so many people to learn sign language, and those people can go on to help so many others..... we all say how much he inspires us, right? Imagine... just imagine it. Not to mention the fact he’s being inclusive, and the fact that this is yet another thing he knows how to do and we had no idea. Even if he just picked it up. Still. He went after it. He picked it up to communicate with fans. I say this over and over but he really is the person I admire the most in the world. For reasons like this. His reach, his capabilities, his resourcefulness. The man truly knows no bounds.
(cr. to owner)
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“Please wait a little bit. Please wait until next year.” Minseok did sign language again today and I can’t stop thinking about it. He could be inspiring so many people to learn sign language, and those people can go on to help so many others..... we

Mentally, I am a-okay. I know he’ll be back. I know I’ll still be here, as invested in his career as I am now. I’m rational about this, always have been. Time will go by quickly and before we know it, he’ll be with us again.
Mentally, I’m okay.
Emotionally, I am overwhelmed. Without notice, a wave of emotion floods my heart, it starts to boil up inside until it overflows and overflows, and I can’t stop it. So I let myself cry, and after a while it goes away, like waves retreating from the shore.
This performance is a gift, but it also cuts me very deep. The tick-tock of the clock embedded in the song sets a pace, it builds up, and it gives my heart a sense of “something is coming.” It’s builds and builds until it explodes into Don’t Go. My favorite. And for a minute it’s all light, and flowers, and graceful movements, and the most comforting voice.
And then it goes dark again.
The clock comes back, that tick-tock that even Minseok shuts his ears to.
And he tells us what I have always wanted to say to him: I will not forget.
(cr. to harulin)
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Mentally, I am a-okay. I know he’ll be back. I know I’ll still be here, as invested in his career as I am now. I’m rational about this, always have been. Time will go by quickly and before we know it, he’ll be with us again. Mentally, I’m okay. Emoti

The most graceful version of Don’t Go. The most beautiful. The most angelic. The most Minseok version of my most favorite song and choreo.
(cr. to lovablebh_0506)
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The most graceful version of Don’t Go. The most beautiful. The most angelic. The most Minseok version of my most favorite song and choreo. (cr. to lovablebh_0506)

A few classic regular guy Kim Minseok poses that make him oh-so-charming to me! His posture, the way he moves... I am so drawn to those things. It’s what attracts me the most, really. His mannerisms and body language. Like how he’s leaning back a bit like in the first picture, or the way he’s standing in the second, a hand under the food he’s holding up in the third picture (you know, in case something falls out, we wouldn’t want a mess, would we?)
It’s all lovely to me, and I just get this instant reaction right in my chest when I catch these little things he does.
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Sorry, I still have no links to the full Hanok Tour to share with everyone :/
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A few classic regular guy Kim Minseok poses that make him oh-so-charming to me! His posture, the way he moves... I am so drawn to those things. It’s what attracts me the most, really. His mannerisms and body language. Like how he’s leaning back a bit

Magical Circus reloaded happening right now! And the Hanok Tour videos with Jongdae are also out! It’s a lot of Minseok content to enjoy! It’s out only way to spend some time with him before April ends.... sadly, I spoke to my boss and I can’t get the days off to go to his fanmeet early next month... but that doesn’t mean I won’t get my regular guy Kim Minseok fix until then. I’m determined to spend as much time with him as possible!
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Oh, and... in case you were wondering.... he has light blond hair right now and it’s *positively* sinful! But if you’re catching up on all the latest content, you can also enjoy cherry hair in Ladder, brown tones in Heart4U, and black hair in Hanok Tour.
It’s like the all-in-one-Minseok deal for everyone! Sure to please everyone, no matter their favorite hair color!
So, which color is your favorite?
I’m very partial to blond Minseok, though in the end, dark dark dark brown/black always win out for me. But this light blond look from today’s Magical Circus... it’s really making me forget how breathing goes....
(cr. to owner)
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Magical Circus reloaded happening right now! And the Hanok Tour videos with Jongdae are also out! It’s a lot of Minseok content to enjoy! It’s out only way to spend some time with him before April ends.... sadly, I spoke to my boss and I can’t get th

My dearest Kim Minseok,
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tf you trying to do, kill me with that stare?! I would need another fan to fan myself because fanning myself with this fan would make me feel faint and absolutely delirious. That sentence didn’t even make any sense because I am so out of my damn mind!!!
(cr. to xiuxiu_326_99)
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My dearest Kim Minseok, . . . tf you trying to do, kill me with that stare?! I would need another fan to fan myself because fanning myself with this fan would make me feel faint and absolutely delirious. That sentence didn’t even make any sense becau