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02 May 2010 @ 01:10 pm

If the song is as good as the teaser sounds, then I'm officially back into Kpop. Whoot!

Everyone looks HIDEOUS though. This is f(x)'s Juliette phase. As long as the song isn't as bad as Juliette was, I'm on board.

(Can we give Amber some time to shine? No raps and more center stage with the dancing?)
25 April 2010 @ 09:01 pm
It's been a while since I've posted. My interest in Kpop has taken a huge nosedive after a really uninteresting half a year in terms of the actual music being put out and the general negativity with all the lawsuits and shitty fans. So basically, of all the groups I used to keep up with,

- DBSK are done
- Super Junior is severely damaged
- 2PM puts out uninteresting music
- Big Bang are still doing god knows what
- SHINee waxes and wanes depending on what song they're promoting

So yes, I generally don't really know what's going on in Kpop, especially now that music shows have been canceled for maybe the fourth/fifth consecutive week. And stuff like SIX SONGS off Hyori's new album being accused of plagiarism just depresses me.

K-drama land has been awesome though. I like Taec more now that he's in "Cinderella's Sister" and ditto for Seulong. Siwon is good but "Oh! My Lady" sucks. Lee Minho is fantab as always and Chun Jung Myung...♥_♥

I'm also not sure what I want to do with this place. I was thinking about shutting it down or deleting the community, but I like having an archive of what I've written about before. This place kind of coincided with me getting in Kpop so it's like a documentation of my journey, heh. (Hey, remember when I was really excited about the impending release of "Purple Line"? Yeah...)

And goddammit, Song Joong Ki's going to be a drama with Yoochun. I don't really care about Yoochun acting, but I guess I have to put up with it for SJK :(

Also, not gonna lie, I'm kind of excited about this, but only if it's a well-made dance track:
26 March 2010 @ 09:44 pm

The drum stuff is really cool, and I can't be 100% sure because I don't know, but it sounds like the majority of their drum noise was backtracking, and not because the 8 of them were really that loud. I could be wrong.

And "Bang"...I dunno, man. Too much like a "Hollaback Girl" + someotherpopularAmericanpopsong rip. The bridge makes no sense in the context of this song at all.

I'm not Jungah's biggest fan, but it annoys me that with each new single and with the addition of new AS members, she gets less and less to do. I can't believe she had no line in the bridge. Raina couldn't even do that note in the bridge without lipsynching to backtrack. GAHHHHHH.

I'm also not a fan of "Bang" because AS' concept designers keep relying on roleplaying. I guess to a certain extent a lot of Kpop roleplays in order to create a concept, but it's worse for AS because the two roles they've played--school girls and now band members--hinge on them playing characters that are traditionally prone to fetishizing. The sexy/slutty school girl? The sexy/slutty band geek? They're all traditional characters that are heavily subjected to the male gaze. While I think AS can own their sexuality in ways that a lot of the younger girl groups cannot, it's still heavily male-dependent and people like Gahee, Jungah, and Beckah can do better than that.

Also, Jiyeon still can't sing. This depresses me.
04 March 2010 @ 01:10 am
02 March 2010 @ 12:29 am

This is fecking adorable and will probably make me start watching WGM after a lonnnnnnnng long long lonnnnnnnnnng time of not caring. (JOONGBO!!!!!!)