I know it’s become a norm since 2011 that GD&TOP don’t do fanservice
And I know their moments are as rare as once a thousand years since then
To an extent that they have completely no interaction on stage is just incomprehensible!
Both GD & TOP always had interactions, even intimate ones, with the other 3: Yongbae, Daesung, Seungri but never explicitly with each other. WHY???
They are bandmates, brothers and friends after all.
If they are MERELY so, they would have joined each other and had fun together like what they did with the rest
So I have 3 hypotheses for this inexplicable symptom of GTOP:
#1. THEY ARE TOO SHY AROUND EACH OTHER
This is definitely possible, especially looking from GD’s perspective. Probably he’s too shy to act normal around TOP hyung and TOP, being aware of this fact, doesn’t try getting close to Jiyong, either. Besides, as they have stopped doing fanservice (for some strange reasons) for quite long (since 2011), too little interaction and matured-up personal relationship may have made the two grow more awkward and somewhat insecure around each other to have any interaction on stage, hence completely zoning each other out (in a strange manner)
BUT why is that so? I swear no normal male friends/bros act shy around each other like these two. Look at GRI, TODAE, GDYB as examples. Jiyong surely and blatantly can harass Seungri, act like a girl around Yongbae and be touchy with Daesung, but never with TOP. He’s definitely shy around his hyung. There are many proofs of that. It seems like TOP hyung is the only one who can stir Jiyong’s inner gayness (not acting gay). It always feels like GD dare not come closer to TOP and TOP can only glance at GD swiftly on stage.
So if this hypothesis is true, it will mean that GD must have something for TOP.
#2. THEY ARE NOT ON GOOD TERM
(Some people may say that GD and TOP are not close enough, they’d definitely be wrong or completely unaware of GD&TOP’s deeply rooted relationship. Bigbang members are very close; GD and TOP are probably even closer to each other in real life than any of the BB ship. So don’t ever they that GD & TOP aren’t close)
The hypothesis is, nonetheless, not completely impossible although GD & TOP have proven themselves many times that they never fought and worked extremely well with each other. It can’t be work that caused their problem. So the only thing that could possibly make them not be on good term is their private relationship. As we already know, TOP is indeed a private person who would shut everybody while he’s working on his movie. So it’s possible that TOP rarely/never contact GD during his filming in a long time. Meanwhile, GD is, we already know, a pretty emotional wreck. So the lack of his hyung’s attention and silent frustration with TOP’s ignorance might have caused GD to ignore TOP while TOP doesn’t seem like the one who would go and comfort people immediately. The ignorance hence continues on stage as such.
BUT if this hypothesis is true, it’d seem like GD has taken their relationship serious beyond mere friendship and bromance.
#3. THEY ARE TRYING TO DISTRACT PEOPLE AWAY FROM THEIR REAL RELATIONSHIP
(This is what GTOP shippers like me wish to hear the most ^__^ )
But it is definitely not a baseless hypothesis; there are photos and tapes proving their more intimate real-life relationship despite their no interaction on stage. The thing that still remains a question for me is why they suddenly stop all the fanservice to an extreme extent of “no interaction”. It is so unnatural of them to shut off all the lovey dovey moments at once. Unless they was told/intended to do so. But why? If it’s not that they are scared being caught on stage, I don’t know what else it could be.
As much as I’m saying this from a GTOP fangirl’s perspective, it is hard to deny the fact that GTOP moments lately give off a different feel from the rest. Regardless how intimate GRI and TODAE moments are, they can hardly beat the subtle-yet-sweet-ness of GTOP rare moments, adding to the Real-ness of GTOP. To be honest, GTOP is the most possible real couple in Bigbang, if there is one.
If they are in a relationship, it’d be very likely that they have to stop acting intimate around each other cuz if they did, the “couple” feel would have been shown to the whole world to see. This is way too dangerous for them! So the best way is to divert the attention elsewhere like Gri and Todae.