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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 707

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I came across a .gif today that I wanted to share on this 707th day of G.O’s service since it is a G.O One Shot day and discovered that there were many nice photographic captures from the same event. You all know how I like to break my own rules when that happens. So a little bit of movement and a whole lot of G.O intensity from the Seoul Drama Awards on 30 August 2012 coming at you.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 701

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Each one of us has our own way to navigate and express emotion. Some are screamers while others are silent. Some are weepy while others are stoic. Then there are the lucky ones who are able to express emotion through art. I do not know where G.O would fall on the spectrum were he not an artist. But I do think he most readily has used music to reveal the emotions of his heart be they emotions that have expressed happiness or those that have been wrought with heartbreak.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 516

Recently G.O updated his Instagram profile picture to a picture of himself during the Broken era. It brought back a flood of memories of that very special time in the spring of 2014. I wondered if he was feeling nostalgic and what could have prompted that picture choice. Not that I am complaining. Hardly. He completely owned the elegance of that era with a mature sophistication that fully complemented his evolution and growth as an artist. But while he was going all nostalgic with Broken, I found myself going nostalgic with Mirror. It is a G.O One Shot .gif day but since it is a new week, I am going to supplement it with a couple of pictures.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 480

Eloquence is described as being good with words and expressing things in a pleasing or persuasive manner. It can also be described as possessing the quality of graceful expression. I have always appreciated G.O’s soft spoken manner and even when there are times I do not understand a word, I still hear eloquence. Continuing my look back at June 2015 and specifically the comeback release of MBLAQ’s Mirror, I revisit today some of G.O’s eloquent excerpts from ArirangTV’s Pop In Seoul interview of MBLAQ wherein he talked about the evolution of the group and of course, the music.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 479

In keeping with my look back at the release of Mirror, I offer a six-shot today in .gif form, because one is simply not enough. After the hiatus and reorganization of the group, seeing G.O during the Mirror promotions was like Christmas in June for this fangirl. I know that many view the song (Mirror) as a direct lament to Lee Joon and Cheondung for leaving the group and sure, as the song is about a break up, everyone can make their own conclusions. Nevertheless, the song in and of itself is exquisite. The tight vocals settle comfortably in a beautiful melody with piercing lyrics. Mir’s defiant rap is reminiscent of the dominating rap segments in Stay and This Is War. Mirror is a heart-breaking song that starts as a gentle snowfall and ultimately grows into an avalanche of emotion. And then there were the visuals . . .

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 478

Today I reflect on the release of MBLAQ’s wonderful Mirror. It is the anniversary of the release of the group’s 8th mini album, but their first as a trio. As such, it will forever remain special, a memento and turning point marking a new chapter for the handsome young men carrying on the name and tradition of MBLAQ. I don’t know if G.O being away in the Army has made me extra special nostalgic or if it is simply a by-product of this series as I continue to pull moments and memories of G.O’s journey. On 9 June 2015, MBLAQ released Mirror, met the press, and met ever briefly with their loving fans. For today’s Fan-Camming Friday, I will rely on thegopygmalion who captured about two minutes of  G.O-focused cam during the showcase held that warm Tuesday evening in June.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 473

It is now June 2017 and even as we move closer to G.O’s discharge from the Army, I am still nostalgic for many things in the past. With June’s arrival, I cannot help but think back on MBLAQ’s comeback as a trio in 2015. As exciting as it was, there was still a sense of the unknown as to what the new music would sound like (it was and still remains great) as well as what the trio dynamic would be like (that too, was and still remains great). Since the future is uncertain, we really only have the now, and we definitely have the then. For my G.O One Shot today, I travel back to the days leading up to the release of Mirror and relive the sensational excitement of the teaser photo released in anticipation of the comeback.

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