TWICE and the Emotional Abuse That Was SIXTEEN

I just finished watching the final episode of SIXTEEN only a few minutes ago and I feel like I have to write about it to process all the things I’m feeling about the show and the final line-up of TWICE. Continue reading

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First Look at Seventeen

As I’m sure you all know by now, Seventeen is the newly debuted thirteen-member boy group from Pledis. They’ve been a long time coming, but I haven’t paid any attention to their pre-debut stuff, as I tend not to do. But now they’re out, and as I’ve already seen them being named as “monster rookies”, they’re worth paying attention to. So I thought I’d write something like what I wrote about CLC a month back, but with more focus on the members since Seventeen only have one single out, and a billion members.  Continue reading

AOA

Forgive me for the lack of creativity in the title guys, I wasn’t sure what to call this. I’m pretty sure I’ve touched on my former hate for Kara quite a few times, but as that subsided, I guess I subconsciously needed a new female group to hate. That is/was AOA.  Continue reading

My Family Guesses Kpop Stars’ Ages

For quite some time now I’ve been curious about if, and in that case in what way, the image and concept of a kpop group affects how old they’re perceived to be. The natural thing to assume would be that more “innocent” and aegyo-filled concepts would make the idols seem younger, while more “mature” and sexier concepts make them seem older, right? But is that the case? I decided to put together a playlist of twelve kpop live performances, alternating boys and girls, of groups with different concepts and have my family watch it and then have them guess how old the singers were in the clip. I also told them to point out any member that they thought was significantly older/younger than the average age of the group. Of course this was a very difficult task, which they all complained about, but I found the results interesting nonetheless, so I decided to share them with y’all. With some random comments and things they said as well, of course. Please don’t get offend by these comments; my family aren’t kpoppers. They just don’t know any better.  Continue reading