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2018-07-02 01:02 pm
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sticky time

 Doesn't look like this thing has a sticky options, so back to the old future-dated thing lmao.  This site is dead, but JUST IN CASE.  Here's the tl;dr version of my blog:

- not friends-only

- not personal

- mostly obsessed with Kpop

- loads of unpopular opinions

- problematic af

- tendency to really hate fandom

- sometimes posts about other random junk (I like a lot of stuff)

Kpop Biases

- GOT7

- Pentagon

- Hyunseung

- Junho

- also likes BTS, 2PM, Infinite and Taemin quite a lot

You don't have to ask my permission to follow or however this thing works.  If you also post about Kpop obsessively, let me know and I'll probably want to follow you around like a creep too.
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2017-07-19 01:55 pm
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I think I like it...

 Ok, I've never really hated EXO per se, but I think they're very overrated and their fans are usually stereotypical SM stans.  But their new album is actually really good.  Or at least, it's really right up my alley.  Because as I'm going through their back catalog right now, there's nothing else that beats this new one.  I only liked about half of the Lotto repackage and about half of Love Me Right.  Their ballads are incredibly boring and I don't understand the minimal rap.  SM seems very resistant to that, except for with NCT 127, which is probably the group I honestly prefer over both Exo and SHINee.  I definitely don't love any of them though lol.

Anyway, back catalog checking complete and honestly, the new album is all I really like.  70% of the rest is boring and I couldn't get into their first one at all, even more boring than everything else lol.

Tbh, of the big companies, I'd say that Cube's artists have the greatest variety of sound.  I wonder if it's because they give their artists more creative leeway.  I mean, Hui's already doing songs and Pentagon just debuted.  B2ST members were doing a lot too before they left.  Just..none of their artists sound similar to me.  I guess I'm a Cube stan lol.  SO ironic, considering they also make me really mad.

I listened to the KARD album finally.  The group everyone and their sister has been splooging about and I was very underwhelmed.  Maybe I could have enjoyed it more if I hadn't expected something really groundbreaking, but that's what splooge does.

I've been listening to a lot of Japanese stuff again lately though.  Try Try Niiche, Homecomings and Denpa Girl were probably my favorite discoveries.  The latter is a hiphop duo that reminds me so hard of Edawn.  Which...speaking of him...



An actual weirdo lol.
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2017-07-16 04:47 pm
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Oh my lord

 I'm dying.  AKP actually wrote a freaking OP-ED at whether BTS should go to the Super Bowl halftime show.  Like, first of all, this would never in a million years even HAPPEN so why you would waste actual energy writing it is seriously way beyond me.  This is so absurd I can't even quantify it.  It's kinda like someone writing an op-ed about what would happen if dragons existed.

OH NO WAIT. THAT'S CALLED A FANTASY STORY.  That's exactly what imagining BTS at a Super Bowl halftime show is.  I really hope the person that wrote that is not an American, because if they are...lol @ their complete lack of common sense and departure from reality.

The only artists that appear at Super Bowl halftime shows are BIG artists with a wide appeal.  BTS appeared on one fucking award show to collect a social media award.  That is not a big artist with broad appeal in AMERICA by any stretch of the imagination.  Like oh my g-d, yay Kpop and everything, but don't be fucking delusional.

And I'm saying this as a Kpop and BTS fan who hates American music.  But I'm also a realist and there's no point in writing a fantasy what-if scenario about something that will literally never happen.
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2017-07-14 08:39 am

I’m outta control

 Ifans have always disgusted me, even though I'm technically one lol.  I think I reached the highest levels of disgust when that Tanuki blog started posting on Tumblr and basically revealed all the accepted-as-fact VK rumors to be false crap made up by ifans.  At least, I thought it was high levels of disgust.  Then I found Kpop fandom lmao.  Onehallyu is being hella weird in that I can't sign up, but I've been lurking like hell and most people on that forum seem completely reasonable compared to everywhere else I've been.  AKP has some rationality, but it's tempered by a lot of nutjobs.  Omona is completely full of SJW nutjobs  and I like that OH actually talked about how much they didn't like Omona lol.

But I have two things, well, probably loads more than two and these are kind of related anyway.  But ok, the propensity for ifans to believe that like 70% of Asian music stars are gay.   I realize some of it is just irrational shippers, but actually I think this is a more wider held idea than we'd like to think.  I can't remember if I addressed it here, but there's a gross tendency for Western fans to desexualize Asian men and infantilize Asian girls.  That's why you see all this nonsense about girls having sexy concepts "forced" on theme bc God forbid girls actually enjoy sexy stuff too, or acting like they don't have the brains or maturity to know what they want in a guy, see: any girl caught dating a much older guy.  She's being taken advantage of!  What a creep he is!  Etc.  Or like, maybe the girl really likes him bc she can make her own decisions as an 18+ adult????  Whoa what a concept.

I can't even touch the iceberg of desexualizing Asian men, bc that's been going on so long it's not even funny.  And worse, no one ever wants to talk about it except Asian men themselves.  I just think it's particularly gross to see it coming from people who are supposedly fans of Asian entertainment.  The worst part is the "evidence" these dumb fans use to make guys gay.  It's usually based on Western cultural stereotypes with complete ignorance to what the other cultures are like.  It's been said over and over by those of us who know, but the gay stereotype in East Asian cultures is a bear kinda guy.  Like Ken Hirai (who is wiiiiidely rumored to be gay among Jfans).  Or if you watch Boss there was a gay male character in there and he's like this burly dude with a beard.  It's not the Flower Boy look.  And you can't convince me that Jo Kwon is not gay and look how buff he is.  So when Ifans use a guy's love of fashion or supposedly "feminine" appearance or awkward behavior as evidence that he's gay, it's really just showing how dumb as fuck they are.

There's another side of it too, when Ifans use gay as a way to dismiss a guy's sexuality.  Like, Trouble Maker for example.  If I had a dollar for every dismissive Omona comment about HS being gay, I'd buy another copy of Pentagon's Ceremony lol.  They got a little silent after the MAMA 2012 performance, which was funny.  Though I remember finding a thread where people were literally arguing that he didn't have a boner, but something about the pants.  To which I said somewhere, if you think that, you've literally never seen a dick in real life.

Then, the most recent example is what is that stupid site?  Seoul Beats or something where they write all this faux!Deep opinion crap?  Yeah, someone was asking why Suga's answer in an interview wasn't made a big deal of other than by ifans.  And excellently enough, the top reply was: because Ifans are blindly believing a wrong translation.  A translation from Japanese to Korean to English, which implied that Suga said he didn't care about gender in a romantic partner.  However, as multiple people in the comments pointed out, the translation was highly wrong and what he said was basically that he always looks at personality first and not just for romantic partners.

But Ifans have ran with this crap.  I've seen so many idiots saying that he's gay or bi based on this erroneous translation.  I found one Tumblr where a fan has Suga as her fave based on her mistaken assumption that he's bi.  Ifans are always arrogantly believing that they have the truth of everything, or things that they don't like or find problematic are also considered to be such in Korea or Japan or whatever and it's just not the case.  I don't understand how you can be into another culture's entertainment scene and not bother to correct your ignorance on the culture itself.
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2017-07-13 07:40 am

rather be wicked

 Finished Lookout the other night and I have to say, the ending was extremely MEH compared to the rest of the show.  I felt like it was hovering at a 9 and then I dropped it to a 7.  There were two main problems for me with the ending.  Spoilers all over this bitch so be warned.

1.The fact that every single character almost behaved completely irrationally and out of character in order for that evil kid's plot to work.  Just, especially Lee.  Like I don't believe for a second that she would have gone off by herself intending to kill Sooji.  She never displayed any tendency towards that kind of irrational, overly emotional behavior.

2.The end basically left everything hanging.  It's only obvious that Dohan died, but then again, what was that scene with him not wanting to call Kim hyung?  Meanwhile, Sooji, Bomi and Kyungsoo are still doing their vigilante shtick so why didn't any of them go to jail?  What happened to Seungro and his monster kid?  None of that was addressed.  Maybe there's a season 2, Idk, but the ending was barely an ending at all.

Side note, that priest was HOT and I'm mad.

Anyway, so that one's over, just need to make myself finish Suspicious Partner so I can focus on Sparrow.  My sugoi drama phase is kinda fading for now, but I'll probably want to watch the new Lee Jong Suk one at the very least.  But it also doesn't air until September lol.

In Kpop things, I hear that Hui and Edawn are producing a song or songs for that Wanna One group.  I really didn't intend to care about them as I didn't follow that show, but them are my dudes.
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2017-07-11 01:27 pm
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run away tonight

 I've pretty much only listened to Kpop for the last month or more and I might be having a moment of hmmm weariness?  Because I actually just completely stopped paying attention to any other releases and I usually follow Japanese and Chinese releases.  I always severely question when my music listening drops off bc I listen to so much and it's definitely dropped off the last few weeks.  I went through way too many Pentagon listens and then back over to Hyunseung.  Time to pull out Spotify and see what's happening lol.  I already listened to a few new things on there last weekend, a new Tamaki Roy album and Faky.  Also AAA's new single and SKY-HI.  Currently checking out the new I Don't Like Mondays mini.  Reminder that a mini in Japan is usually at least 7 songs lol.

I do think some of my Kpop boredom rn is rage!quit over Hyunseung.  I really don't understand what happened there.  Cube is now giving CLC a comeback and most people expect a Hyuna and BTOB one soon besides.  Hui having private schedules was all over Twitter yesterday, but I bet he's going on KOMS?  It'd be cool if he was featuring on someone's album, like Idk, CLC or Hyunsueng. :|  Probably more likely it's that Produce group or something Idek.

It's just so maddening that they literally said nothing about the comeback after the fanmeetings were canceled and even what HS said on his Insta, he had to delete.

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2017-07-10 12:35 pm

copy from the copiers

 Fooinally finished Beast Showtime.  Definitely made me laugh more than any other Kpop reality show and I kinda like Yoseob and Gikwang now, though with slight reservations bc Idk who had to do with what when it comes to HS getting kicked out.  Various observations herein.  But first, LMAO @ the subber of the last two shows.  Literally had an explosion of butthurt when they were in the karaoke thing and Yoseob was mocking a Seo Taiji song.  Like, dude, sub the damn video, don't put in your whiny opinions.  I think Seo Taiji is the Korean Yoshiki and completely overrated with his bad Korn-copy music of the early 00s so I was actually cracking up at Yoseob's headbanger act.  

The other thing, that end bit where they were making fun of HS made me all D;  Like, wow this is the first time we've seen him be smart.  Idk Idk, I don't want to get all up in analysis like a bunch of dumb fans like to do for all these people.  But there was a marked difference in his behavior in 2015 after his solo.  Like he completely stopped caring about the other members or what they said to him.

Anyway, no news on the HS comeback front.  Le sigh.  I just hope after Pentagon stops promoting that Cube will say something.  People are gonna be real mad if they announce plans for Hyuna and CLC but not HS.

You what's funny, before I got into Kpop and just observed it from the sidelines, I used to think there was like a scandal a day, but now I realize it's honestly mostly nothing except Ifans making a fuss about nothing.  I understand now too why Kfans hate Ifans.  Just over the last weekend there was Omona posting about so-called whitewashing of idols.  See these people's agenda could not be more clear.  They want Asians to fit under their neat little POC umbrella, but it becomes kinda hard and ridiculous when they find out that there are plenty of East Asians that are lighter in skin tone than the average northern European, which I mean, don't get me started on SJW stupidity, but let's be real here.  The thing is, the source post had all the reasonable comments with people saying how many of these idols they've met in person and that yes, a lot of them are very pale and in fact, were probably chosen even because of their pale skin tone.

And honestly, who cares what fansites do to their pictures?  Eventually you'll see them in some kind of casual video context and easily see what their skintone is.  It's obvious to me, for example, that Edawn is very pale and so is Suga from BTS.  People in the comments confirmed seeing both in person and that both were easily the palest in their groups.

What's actually funny to me though, in these people's constant anti-European rhetoric is that if you observe fandom, you'll see that the member who goes blond in a comeback often gets the most attention.  I remember when I first got into GOT7 and Mark was blond for awhile, everyone was swooning over him.  MOst recently though, Youngjae went blond and people were all over him with "slay" and "flawless" comments.  I saw it again recently with another group that I can't remember right now.

Then from there, we have Kai doing the dreads with Exo, which unrelated, but lol he is not hot.  I see so many comments about how he's literally the hottest male idol in Kpop right now and I'm like huh?  I don't see it at all.  His looks are completely average to me.  But most noticeable is the lack of dragging he got for the dreads vs Jackson.  Which sort of adds to my theory that I think people couldn't wait to drag Jackson for something ever since his shipping comments. But since most of civilized KPop fandom frowns on shipping, they had to leave that alone until something else came up.
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2017-07-08 06:59 pm
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good night

 Lol so I stalk Twitter for Hyunseung news bc Idk where else I'mma get it at this point.  At least I feel like I'm not alone in my total saltiness about the issue.  The worst part is that I love how Cube has promoted Pentagon, but I'm hopping mad at what they're doing to Hyunseung.  Anyway, so I saw someone saying that Cube was trying super hard to make Edawn Hyunseung ver.2 and like???? I have to object.  I admit, I saw a passing resemblance in their facial features and there's no doubt that Edawn is very 4D.

BUT.  

Idt Cube is doing any such thing and honestly, if you're familiar enough with both, they're very different.  Talentwise, there's the very obvious that HS is a singer and Edawn is a rapper, even though Edawn can apparently sing, it's not his forte.  Their voices in general are very different.  HS actually has a kinda low speaking voice, whereas Edawn's is kinda nasal.  Yes, they are both 4D, i.e. rather weird in comparison to the extroverted social people people that most Kpop idols are.  HOWEVER, Edawn is a bit of a troll.  See the Weekly Idol with Triple H where the hosts tried to needle him over looking sick and he rolled with it, he rolled with it so hard that the hosts were starting to believe him.  HELL, I was starting to believe him lmao.  ON the other hand, HS generally got flustered with needling like that.  He's a lot more introverted, more like Mark Tuan actually, except just kinda weird.

HS definitely got more confident in his dancing and singing later on, but Edawn is both right NOW, like he literally transforms when he's asked to do something performance related.  He's also, I would say, a more fluid dancer.  Again, Weekly Idol where he just randomly got up and did a robot and popping dance and it was hella cool.

Also looks-wise, other than working the blond hair pretty well, I don't think there's huge similarities.  HS is really lanky, Dawn is muscular. 

Me personally, I'm very into HS's vocals more than anything else.  Like I STAN his voice so hard.  There's no other vocalist in Kpop or anywhere else that can get me like Hyunseung.  Edawn's rapping style cracks me up a lot, but honestly his dancing is probably what I'm most into lol.  He was a street dancer before and it srsly shows.  I hope there's another HIt the Stage in the future and he gets to be in it.

So yes, they're very different if you happen to stan both of them like I do lol.
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2017-07-07 12:48 pm

bring me your pain tonight

 Lulz I just couldn't listen to something with a grayscale blank picture on Last FM so I had to turn Edawn's track into an album and put the picture he used for his Soundcloud.  I srsly love the song though.  It's great when some of these guys put their own random tracks up.  And that lowkey brings me to what I came here for lol.

Came across this old Twitter account of someone I used to follow in like 2010 or something and they were saying how Kpop was getting less talented or something, which ok, maybe that was kinda true in 2010 and 2011, the transition years I'd call them.  But that's a completely hilarious statement when you look at now.  In terms of dancing, rapping and singing, the talent quality of Kpop artists has gone WAY up.  I'm not completely a fan of that one Kpop vocal blog, but they're right about idols getting actual real training now.  Before, they just mostly sang in strained falsettos as far as I could tell lol.

I keep seeing this from old Kpop fans though.  This bitterness lol.  Like, no we don't have to appreciate the old groups, tbf, most of them sucked, and further, there's so much better about the music now vs then.  Less horrible ballads, more awesome dancing, rappers who can actually rap, singers who can actually sing, etc.  I hated old Kpop for a reason dude.

Speaking of singing, was watching some other random Triple H thing and Hui doing impromptu singing is my favorite thing.  Like, I'm lowkey disappointed when I watch something where he doesn't do it at all.  I was really digging the enka thing he started, and then the slow R&B 365 Fresh could have gone on forever too lool.  Quit wreckin' my bias, Hui. :<

In that same thing, I was highly amused watching Edawn and Hyuna keep in some kind of constant physical contact.  Even if it was just a foot or a leg.  She kept moving closer to him too and so did he at times. It's not as super obvious as HS and her, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had something going on.  Plus, I thought I saw a little circle on the same wrist where he has a little circle. Well if they do, all I can say is Hyuna has great taste in men lol.

ETA - I see that song Edawn put on his Soundcloud was made a month ago. Around the end of Triple H promotions. Hmmmm.

Now I need to pause Edawn to listen to this Halo album lol.
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2017-07-05 02:38 pm
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oh yeah

 I keep forgetting to say this whenever I bring up Edawn, but I seriously do not understand why people are saying he either looks like GD or raps like him, or sometimes even both.  Whenever I see stuff like that, I assume the people involved don't have much imagination or don't listen to much in terms of variety.  I've heard GD, believe it or not, he doesn't sound anything like Edawn.  Tbh, the only rappers I've heard with similar chipmunky sounds are in the Japanese rap scene (but y'all wouldn't know that if you only listen to Kpop lulz).  I find the style really entertaining actually, though I'd have to say that Edawn is the most annoying one I've ever heard lmao.

As for looks, holy hell no.  Good grief why.

I assume these are the same people who thought any girl Hyunseung was ever seen with looked exactly like Hyuna. rme.gif
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2017-07-05 10:16 am
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you know what i mean

 I do find it really hilarious the people who said that Hyuna and Hyunseung had no chemistry.  Mostly YT idiots and Omona tbh.  Onehallyu was pretty supportive.  I just can't figure out if these were Hyuna stans who thought Hyunseung wasn't good enough for her, or Beast fans who were devoted to some stupid ship within the group.  Either way their super salt was super obvious lol.  Of course, the other one I love is the ones saying they looked like they had a sibling relationship.  That's just gross, like I've said before.  Just admit she wanted the D.

I've been watching the Beast Showtime thing lately and it's actually really funny.  The one guy is super annoying, Jun or Jong something, but the rest of them are funny, especially Gikwang and Yoseob.  Not that I'll be stanning anytime soon bc I honestly found their music super boring outside of Hyunseung's hot voice.  Though I admit, Yoseob is pretty good.  Plus, I rather sideeye them as a group for how they ignored him from 2015 until he left.  But anyway, the shows are really hilarious, more than any other KPop reality show I've watched.  I think because they don't come off fake really?  Even though GOT7 had a few funny shows, a lot of their eps other than those Real Got7 interviews came off really forced or something Idk.

Hyunseung is so funny though.  He's so quiet and just stares into space a lot.  But his reactions are so random and sudden that you can tell they're real.  Like in episode one when he had to choose, or the members had to choose, one of four other Kpop girls that could replace Hyuna, and he was suddenly really interested and picked one right away until they told him it wasn't supposed to be him picking lol.  My gosh he was super thin in 2014 though.  I mean, I knew he was thin bc of the Trouble Maker stuff, but I guess I just didn't notice it as much until I saw him with the other, normal-sized Beast guys lol.  It was so cute when they were on Jeju and each did solo stuff and HS just went to a restaurant and ate the heck out of a bunch of seafood lol.  Compared to the rest of the show, he was way happier there by himself than at any other point.

So Edawn has reminded me of HS since the start, he has a similar 4D personality and he doesn't talk much.  But like, he's a sort of active quiet, if that makes sense.  I watched Soompi's Soulmate interview thing and all the other members started laughing in advance for his answers, bc he was last in the line.  At one point, he actually announces that he's going to say something normal this time lol.  It always looks like he's thinking of things to say, but never actually gets around to saying them.

Idk  why, but the weird ones are always my top biases lol.
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2017-07-04 07:36 am

Geeuleumbaeng-i I hate

 The ignorance of a lot of Kpop fans stuns me sometimes lol.  I mean, I see it everywhere, but I've been on YT a lot lately so I have to point out some funny shit I've seen there.  One of my favorite, was this one chick saying that Korean women don't date younger men and if the younger guy calls her noona (literally means sister omg!) than it means he sees her as his sister.  Ahahah FOH.  So when those girls call their bfs oppa that means they see them as their brothers?  That they're fucking?  Looool I'm ded.  Literally watch any Kdrama with a noona romance and you'll see they call her noona.  But that's what's also so dumb, is that the honorific system in Korean and Chinese and to an extent Japanese, is not meant to be taken literally.  That's why oppa/noona means older brother/older sister, but it ALSO is used by younger girls/guys to older guys/girls they're dating.

Then, I was watching one of the Trouble Maker Attention perfs, the one where HS grabs Hyuna's hips from behind a few times and someone commented that Korea was obsessed with anal.  Apparently they don't know about PIV doggy style lol.  Seriously whyyyyy.  I hope these people are like 13 not knowing these things what even.  

Somewhere else, not YT, there was a picture of HS that they thought was showing a boner and I'm like...facepalm, no.  Just...ok, guys above a certain size...it's gonna show if they keep wearing tight pants, it doesn't need to be hard.  Or, conversely, like in the case of a certain VK vocalist, if they're wearing something really loose it will flop around lmao.  Aahahah help seriously how old are these people.  And, um, HS shows a lot, mostly thanks to the tight pants he's always wearing.  Not that I mind exactly, it's hot.  If you got it, flaunt it, le shrug.

In less pervy things...maybe, I listened to Taemin's new Jpop EP last night.  Honestly, it was kinda boring.  Three soppy ballads, a pretty interesting mid-tempo in DOOR and then the way too short Do It Baby.  That one was hot, but again way too short.  See that's half of why I don't like J-releases from Kpop artists.  Sometimes it's their Japanese and it's super distracting, but a lot of times it's just the style they choose for their music. They're trying to get a Jpop sound, but it's like, the most boring uninspired Jpop sound.  A few groups do pull it off though, no doubt.  They're just in the minority.
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2017-07-02 02:35 pm

Yeah that's right

 Lol so all that shit that went down about Hyunseung last year when the Knetz went full witchhunt on him in an attempt to get out of B2ST, which obviously worked, but I digress.  I was paying attention to it, but I somehow missed the thing with some girlgroup chick.  Irene, Idek which group, but yeah.  From what I can see, he makes some kind of mouth gesture towards her at the end of some music program and fans freaked out, saying that he was flirting with her??  Like...ok.  Basically, they wanted him to stop breathing.  I'm not sure what my opinion is on it, as in, what he actually did.  It sorta looks like a catcall or whatever, but I think it's also plausible what his fans said, that he was trying to blow confetti out of her hair, because he's actually the kind of weirdo who would seriously do that.

But the commentssssss were such gold.  Like:

- He likes girls too much (that's a sin since when??)

- Why is he trying to flirt with her? (maybe he wanted to tap that? lmao)

Honestly in most of the pics I saw, he's not even really looking at her.  But maybe he is, I don't even know lol.  It's just really funny that the freaking netz were all over him for that of all things.



Stop being such a weirdo, HS.


But actually don't bc I love it.
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2017-07-01 07:13 pm

I wanna break ya

 Ok, so to me, a bias wrecker is a guy who is completely not my type in any way shape or form, but he keeps fucking interfering in the standom of my ultimate bias lol.  And to me, there is no one who completely embodies that term like Hui from Pentagon.  I have a type, I've always had a type and Edawn is absolutely my bias in Pentagon for many many reasons, but Hui, with his stupid fucking awesome voice and then doing things like in that Heyo TV thing.  My understanding of Korean is limited, but essentially it seemed like he was supposed to do a sexy dance, and he protested about this like it was sugoi embarrassing.  Then the next thing you know he's up there doing this 19+ shit and it's super fucking hot and I'm like WTAF.

But he does crap like that all the time.  Usually it has something to do with his vocals, because I admit, I am a secret vocal stan.  Hui reminds me of every choir nerd I've ever known and he's so flawfree when it comes to just randomly singing and his vocals are stroooong boy.  Like, that is one of my main secret bitches about Kpop is how many just straight weak vocalists there are.  Like, they sound alright and shit on recordings and even sometimes live, but when it comes to power?  It's not there.  It's like someone who's just starting singing and they have no confidence or something, Idek, but Hui isn't like that and it literally slays me.

He'll just randomly start singing parts with no accompaniment or anything and sounds pretty much perfect.  Admittedly, Jinho has some of this same ability, but I think I really feel attacked by Hui because he's so completely not my type, plus, when he wants to, he can dance really well too.  I always lean towards dancers too, so like fuck him for being so awesome at both lmao.
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2017-06-30 12:19 pm

tell me now now now

 Since everyone's talking about Hyunseung and Cube and where is Trouble Maker and all that crap, I have to put my two cents down.  I've been watching all this for awhile, obviously lol.  Tbh, before Shinhwa's Return, the whole TM thing is kinda what made me peep into Kpop a little more bc I was so surprised they'd have a co-ed group.  I didn't know anything about Beast or Hyuna.  Anyway.  Hyunseung has obviously always been a little weird, for lack of a better word (lmao maybe understatement of the century Idk), but it was pretty obvious that his attitude around Beast starting in mid to late 2015 had kinda gone downhill.  They barely paid attention to him and he looked like he'd rather be anywhere else.

/musical interlude

I know Kpop fans are delulu to the max and want to 100% believe every time their idol says oh we're not dating, or i'm not dating, plus their love of ridiculous gay ships, but the fact is, your idol bbs are lying to you bc they don't want to be stalked or their gfs attacked or lose popularity with their rabid delulu fans who think they're gonna marry 'em someday.  But I digress.

/end interlude

SO!  MY theory is that his attitude and the reason that Trouble Maker will never come back as him + Hyuna is bc those two were together and that was the year they broke up.  Obviously I have no /proof/ proof, but there's a few little clues that seem really obvious to me.  First of all, the way Hyunseung acted in later 2015 through 2016 was very much like a guy who's been dumped (I knew a guy who acted almost exactly like that after a breakup).  Moody, irritated, not caring about his appearance or anything else really.  Doing sort of extreme things, staying out of the public eye.  Maybe he couldn't deal with that and being an idol at the same time, who knows.

To me, it was pretty extremely obvious that they were together through most of Trouble Maker.  At the very least, you can contrast how Hyuna acts with the two Pentagon guys.  Not even CLOSE to the same level of touching and comfort as she was clearly enjoying with Hyunseung lol.  Unless those two were literally the best actors in the world (v.doubtful), they were absolutely fucking.  There were so many clues too, the way she looked at him all the damn time for one thing.  The choreo, that Now dance practice could not have been more obvious, HS's extremely obvious boner at the Mamas in what, 2012 or smth, plus the entire choreo of THAT performance.  Like, that's just a few examples.

THEN, what actually even started me down this ~conspiracy~ path was when I watched a recent Weekly Idol where Triple H appeared.  Did you see how shook Hyuna was when they played Trouble Maker?  Like, she literally froze, deer in the headlights style.  And you can't even say it was too old.  Because Bubble Pop came out in 2011 and she did that one just fine.  Not only did she not care to remember the Trouble Maker dances, but her response when the hosts asked her about it.  She basically brushed it off like, what's Trouble Maker?  I'm Triple H now.  Who does that unless they have some major hmmm negative feelings towards the other part of the unit.  Like, it was only four years ago lady.

Also, Trouble Maker was wildly popular in spite of the haters.  Would Cube seriously just let it go after two albums unless there were some serious problems between the members?  Honestly, the most maddening thing about it is that they should have shielded HS in some way from the repercussions of his behavior.  Obviously he was having a hard time and that's kind of their job to protect him.  They really half-assed it.  They said he had permission to miss things, then they said there was no way he was leaving and then oop he's leaving.

Idk what in the holy heck they're doing with him now.  Like, why did they even bother resigning him if they weren't going to give him a chance to do music how he wants to do it.  Instead floating around all this 3-member Beast nonsense and giving literally no information about his comeback.  I mean, yes, they could be quietly recording, but where's the promotion?  It's like, other than desperate Hyunseung fans (like yours truly), who's gonna even know?

Ugh, this is a long-ass blog, I'll stop now lol.
bingo_a: (10)
2017-06-29 10:01 am

I feel the high

 Holy crap there are even more rumored comebacks in July than I thought.  I also thought the UP10TION album was coming out in July, but apparently it was today lol.  But I see VAV, Halo, Hyunseung, Boyfriend, JJCC (wtf have they even been), MVP, Hotshot, VICTON, 7 o'clock and allegedly Infinite.  Not to mention the Japanese albums from Junho and Taemin.  Also KARD, whom I will probably finally check out if they FINALLY release an album.  See what all the fuss is about.  Obviously I'm most excited about Hyunseung, but also super nervous since there's still no news.  Cube makes me so mad.

By contrast, August looks a lot less interesting, but that's just probably bc nothing's announced yet.  Though who's even left to make a comeback at that point except GOT7 lol.  Oh Hyuna, I bet.  Maybe BTOB, VIXX and BAP again.  NU'EST was probably supposed to comeback then, but who knows with that BS going on with one of their members.  Ahh I found out today though what situation where Omona will actually blame the girl in a scandal.  Apparently if it involves TOP, then it's absolutely the girl's fault that he smoked marijuana or whatever.  Rme srsly.  I try not to be an actual hater of artists, I hate on fans, but honestly, everyone in that group annoys me so much that it's really hard to resist.  The other group and its members I can't stand is DBSK, but not quite to the same extent.

Actually, I think half my problem with TOP in particular is I've known sooooo many people who swoon over him and I'm like, what eww, why.

Lol but speaking of old Kpop, I saw someone getting salty on Twitter saying that "new" fans were trying to rewrite Kpop history by calling DBSK and Big Bang flops or whatever.  And it's like, ok, first, you must be old, bc "flop" is thrown around like "flawless".  And second, I HATE this idea in any music fandom that we have to appreciate the previous generation of artists or whatever. Um, no.  I only got into Kpop around 2012ish because the sound had changed.  Previously, when a lot of my friends were into it, starting from Idk 2007 on, I thought it was awful and cheesy and full of fucking ballads.  They even had ballad groups ffs.  I much prefer the new style.  I love the new style in fact, whereas I hated the old one and I refuse to appreciate it bc it sucked.

There was the same attitude in VK fandom about bands like X Japan.  They also suck and will never not suck and I will never appreciate them for anything except copying American hair metal.  So bye.
bingo_a: (1)
2017-06-27 10:52 am

i got the bluu-huuu-huuues

 Lol, the most retarded download site on the internet has to be Hulkpop.  It reminds me of the super secret rarez clubs for VK back in the day.  They make you jump through all these fucking hoops to get stuff that is, in most cases, already all over the net.  They have their site all dysfunctional, so you can't right-click, or copy-paste and they try to stop your anti-adblock service by presumably paying for an ANTI-anti-adblock service.  Which makes no sense to me bc I just use Tampermonkey for free to get around it lmao.  Now they have some kind of login/pay service for what they think is rarez, but it's usually findable elsewhere if you take some time to search, and if it's K-indie or rap, is more than likely on SPotify anyway.  Then, today, I was snatching the South Club EP and they blocked one of the songs from download like what?  It's not like I can't go somewhere else and get the whole thing.  Idk who runs that place, but they're a bunch of dumb pricks.

In other Kpop news lol.  Wow Lu Han has a new single.  Ok that's not Kpop, but whatever.  I watched Taemin and Junho's new songs last night, also not Kpop, but rather Jpop.  Ahahah, the vids for both were extra af.  I like Taemin's song I think, but I'm not sure about Junho's lol.  LIstening to Nam Taehyun's thing.  HIs voice is so good, seriously, he has a lot of talent.  Too bad he's such a silly emo hipster lmao.  Tbh though, most of the songs on this thing sound about the same, they're really not new or different.  The highlight is 90% his singing.  He tries just about every style and shows off his range besides.

Haven't heard much else about Hyunseung's comeback, though apparently he had an Insta live that I missed bc I don't pay much attention to that lol, but he has black hair whoa.  Feel like he's been blond forever.  Even though I think he works it, black hair is always more attractive to me.  From what I've read though, it's sounding increasingly like it's an album.

What else?  GOT7 is doing the solo thang apparently.  So that probably means they won't comeback as a group until fall.  I'm more interested in Jackson solo since it's gonna be in Chinese than I am about JJ Project or whatever.  I wonder what the rest of the group will be doing lol.  Just randomly saw that Boys Republic is releasing a Japanese album at the end of August.  Le sigh, I guess they just kinda gave up on Korea?  I mean, their Japanese songs have actually been good, but still.
bingo_a: (9)
2017-06-25 09:26 am

gimme that’s alright

 Never really thought I'd end up a de facto Cube stan, but I like all their main artists and two out of three of my top artists period are Pentagon and Hyunseung.  I have to admit too, their photobooks are truly quality.  All the Pentagon albums plus the Hyunseung album, the book itself was great, but also the pictures are really nicely done.  They also don't look overly photoshopped or whatever.  Which, hahah, is kinda born out by when Hyuna was talking about how the Triple H photobooks weren't photoshopped excepted for Edawn's happy trail lol.  But ahem, yeah.  That exchange was so funny though.  Edawn always gives no fucks.  On one hand he was like, why are we talking about this, but then on the other, he's explaining how he shaved it but they still had to edit it lmao.

Happy trails are  hot, no need to be embarrassed boy.

Still a bit mad at Hyunseung's fan thing getting canceled, but apparently he made a now-deleted comment on his Insta that the cancellation didn't have anything to do with personal issues or something between him and Cube, and not to worry, so I guess that's some consolation.  It's still Cube's fault though, afaic.  Since setting up the thing was their job, fucking it up is still their fault.  Most places I've read though seem to think that it's an album he'll be releasing in July.  I really hope so bc this is probably his last chance to do something before having to go into the military.

Haven't posted about my drama watching lately.  Mostly bc I've kinda laid off a bit.  I'm honestly only legitimately enjoying Lookout.  I dropped Master of the Mask and Suspicious Partner has gotten rather tedious too, though there was a bit of a twist in this last batch of episodes so maybe it will perk up next week.  I'm crushing so hard on Choi Taejoon over JCW lol and that's unexpected af bc I love JCW.

Saw some more dumb drama about fans, most likely ifans bc it's always ifans, being mad about JB making comments that he doesn't like guys in "that way" lol and I'm just like, if y'all shippers weren't so disgusting, he wouldn't feel like he has to clarify things like that.  GOT7 has repeatedly said they don't care for that nonsense.  I'm sure MOST male idols think it's nasty, just GOT7 obviously has the balls to say it publicly.  That's why I love them. :)
bingo_a: (8)
2017-06-22 02:42 pm

baby good luck to you

 I've been wanting to try Seventeen and SF9 for awhile, but then I got far too addicted to Pentagon.  I did finally try them out.  Apparently Seventeen is super popular?  How come I never see anyone talk about them?  They're good, but I like SF9 more actually.  Speaking of things I mean to try, I've had Ravi's solos for probably a month and keep forgetting to listen to them lol.  I'm sorta tempted to give DAY6 a chance too bc of how hilarious their second vocal/guitar is on Twitter.  Like, he seems legitimately weird.  But I just have a really hard time with these idol rock bands?  Idk why, since some of them make nice music, but I feel like if I'm gonna listen to rock I want to listen to "real" rock bands.  I know this viewpoint totally offends the fuck out of people but Idrc lol

Anyway, amg, peeping at Hyunseung haters after the news of his fanmeeting and solo came out.  Like???  To me, if people are legitimately haters of his, they're the real whiny bitches.  Idc if you're a fan or how you feel about them, but these idols are people too and you are NOT entitled to any kind of specific behavior from them.  They're not perfect and they're gonna fuck up and who knows why Hyunseung was acting that way and maybe he really didn't want to be in B2ST anymore, Idgaf. It's his prerogative frankly.  What I really love though is when they try to go in on the person's talent.  Like, fine hate on his attitude or whatever, but don't pretend the dude doesn't know how to sing or is a mediocre dancer.  

That's my favorite thing about Hyunseung specifically is when these salty bitches try to say that Hyuna was Troublemaker.  Like, really tho?  Because I saw their LIVE lives and she sucked, to say the very least.  HS can sing and further, he can sing live.  It's a good thing they didn't get another weak af male vocalist to partner her or that would have been truly awful.  It's not even that I dislike Hyuna, bc I do like her, but her talent is mediocre.  Even in Triple H, when they were live, the strength of her vocals compared to Edawn and Hui was so far below theirs it was laughable.  Let's admit that her main draw is her looks bc her dancing isn't much to write home about either.

I remember this one video where HS and her switched parts after a music show and HS very competently did her part. Ok, who am I kidding, it was hoawesome.  She barely got through two lines of his and then started laughing, probs bc it was sucking.

Hahah this is turning into a "things I hate about Kpop fans" blog.  But I have no problem with that bc there are a LOT. 8D
bingo_a: (7)
2017-06-19 02:30 pm

something something master key

 Ahahah, I just listened to the new songs on Monsta X's repackage and I now know why I've never gotten super into them.  They're pretty much trying to be BTS.  It's hard to get super into a group that doesn't sound like they're doing their own thing.  I'm not even a crazy BTS stan, not even close, but halfway through Shine Forever, I thought I was listening to BTS.  Really haven't been listening to much else except Pentagon and Triple H, though I did decide to try Seventeen and SF9 bc why not?  I don't really care how huge a group is that I only listen to the music for.  Also the Jinwoon single, who is officially the first Kpop person I ever gave a crap about, even though he doesn't make pop music lol.

Seems like a crapload of comebacks in the next month or so.  I have peeped:

- Hyunseung
- Hotshot
- NU'EST
- GOT7 (rumor stages but it seems likely)
- Halo
- VAV
- Up10tion

Also thought I saw somewhere that BTS was gearing up for a comeback.  Ok, I like BTS's music and I kinda stan Suga, but they're honestly not one of my bias groups.  Mainly because I've always found it REALLY hard to like groups heavily in the spotlight, because it creates crazy-ass fans and their fandom is one of THE most annoying forreal.  Plus, obviously to bias a Kpop group, you kinda have to be into more than their music and honestly, they come off kinda fake to me.  Overly bubbly and cute, which doesn't go with their music at all and for some reason that really bugs me.

That's why I like GOT7 and Pentagon as my main biases.  GOT7 guys have actually said they won't do any cute concepts and they obviously all hate shipping, which warms my cold heart like nothing else lmao.  Their music is weird, but I like weird so that doesn't bother me either.  Pentagon also has a rather unique sound with all the brassy accents and such.  Further, they are all insanely talented. Hui catapults them into being the best vocal line in Kpop imo, and their rappers are solid too, at the very least unique considering Edawn's chipmunk act lol.  And again, they seem pretty normal offstage.  Ok, I am an admitted Edawn stan, but if there was ever a bias wrecker it's Hui, bc I can't ignore his talent lol.  He's always spontaneously singing offstage and he always sounds strong and flawless.  I've seen other singers do that and at the very least, they often sound weak and quiet like they're unsure of themselves.

Anyway I guess I like Seventeen now dammit lol.