an actual factually true representation of what happened at the wembley concert ok
i could use words to express my feeling but you need visuals
you can’t know you can’t understand until top has looked into your eyes and effectively made babies with your pupils cos i mean basically that’s what happened. yeah. hey mom look i drew a comic
HOT K-POP 2012 (75 song mashup) - DJ Masa x IdolWow.com (by mmixes)
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVEN’T SEEN MASA’S NEW CREATION~
it does not disappoint!! ;D
relive all the k-pop 2012 amazingness
i love that he’s included LEDapple and rookies and solo and chyeah there’s like more than 0.5 seconds of top which is always good :D
G-Dragon & TOP rap (by swtxch0i)
(ok probable oncoming essay tbh) sorry…i’m feeling a bit nostalgic atm, reflecting on the old k-pop I got into, before the last few years of popularity…
and with the bigbang concert in 7 days (!) idk…I want to let the fact that I’m finally seeing them settle in…if you know what I mean? Like, these past two years, being away from home and my old k-pop friends has been really hard and I’ve had to rely on k-pop (and you, tumblers :’) komawo) in general…idk it’s all felt like a bit of a dream, and with gangnam style…I want to remember why…why I like this, why I’m here, why I’m not downstairs listening to dubstep with my housemates…
bigbang definitely weren’t the first k-pop band I got into but nonetheless they’ve had such an improbable effect on my life, I hope I can do my feelings justice lol :P I can remember ‘getting into’ bigbang and going through youtube, watching this clip…and just thinking wow. They had talent, confidence, honesty…
But these days…(i’ve been feeling like this for years btw-maybe it has more to do with ME changing?) I’d like to be able to say something like ‘I don’t like the way k-pop seems to be going, it’s increasingly commercial and mostly about sales and a sense of hierarchy and privilege. I want out, I want it to be real again, I want it to be honest, I want them to stop following trends and get the creativity back…I don’t want perfection, I want something true’ but I can’t. There’s places that k-pop is going to that I don’t like…but I can’t let go. I can’t.
Kwon Jiyong was and probably always will be my bias in bigbang and I love how he’s come into his own style and presence, it was beautiful to watch. But I can’t help feeling no matter what fancy designer brands he wear’s or who endorses him I will always see him as this boy in this crappy youtube video with bad fashion and funny teeth, the boy with the dreams.
I’d like to thank k-pop in general (wouldn’t we all…forever and ever) but I’m going to start with bigbang because in 7 days it’s all going to change.
It’s crazy to think in a few days I’m going to see them, they’ll finally become real.
I could either walk away feeling disappointed and deflated or validated…I hope for my own sake it’s the latter.
[M/V] miss A(미쓰에이) “남자 없이 잘 살아”(I don’t need a man) (by missA)
OMG WHO’S SEEN MISS A’S NEW MV
Crying with joy tbh
I mean, I love miss A already and every comeback they’ve had has pleased me but this is brilliant…the song will grow on me, at first I wasn’t sure (EDIT; I’ve listened to it like 4 times and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT now). The mv is pretty standard but has some nice touches, especially during the rap parts. They all look great, Fei’s hair is gorgeous like that I mean wow, it’s nice to see her in more of a funky fresh kind of concept, she’s always sultry and sexy in past concepts so yay! And Suzy is perfect and gorgeous as ever, the ponytail suits her so much. Jea looks SO GOOD with that hair and when she’s wearing black I mean, wow. o,o
And Min min minnnn, she’s my bias and I love her -like, a lot- and the grey dress she wears is stunning. And she’s just perfect and fluffy and squishy and lovely and I love her-
But my fav part is the first outfits they wear, the high waisted shorts, crop top and grey jackets, they’re so smart and very beautiful.
And I’d like to add, briefly (because you know I could go on forever OTL) that this is more than a kind of weak ‘girl power!’ cry, the whole of the song is about women standing for themselves independently, not relying on parents and most importantly not relying on men for their needs, they never once say they hate men or don’t want to fall in love, it’s more about the social standing of women in Korea atm, I feel like people will mistake the intent of the song.
Seeing as I’ve talked so much about outfits I might as well do a quick costume review (I’ve missed this omgg)
It’s all very simple, really, the palette is predominantly pale, contrasted with black and all of the outfits are inspired by fashion, they’re utterly wearable fashions that’s seen everywhere. In a way it’s quite high street, fitting with the concept that it’s better and more rewarding to earn your own money and perhaps buy things that aren’t flashy or designer. And, unlike other MV’s that have used this fashion type concept it isn’t constructed in the same old formula’s we’re used to, there’s no ‘colour outfits’ and then ‘pseudo-punk style outfits’ and then ‘all white suits’ which are very predictable. Although there is use of uniform it doesn’t feel like the clothes are ruling the MV, if you know what I mean, like in TTS’s Twinkle the clothes played a core element in the MV, it was all about flash and shinee-ness (lolcwidt) but the message for this MV is different, that’s why there’s not like a million dress changes. and that’s why they wear grey and then black suits in their group dance scenes. Really quite ordinary but fabulously so.
4.9/5 for costume
miss A, a massive hug from me, ilu all <3
And JYP, lol bless you with your subs and everything, thank you for listening to us and keeping it consistent.
Oh, and is it me or is the song translation a bit misleading, I thought it translated as more a ‘I don’t need a man to live well’ kind of meaning, only minimal for those who don’t know basic Korean but I certainly thought the song was going to be something else. Correct me if I’m wrong lol.
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Zico - Sam (Saem - 샘)
Zico on The Block 1.5
A few interesting articles from Groove Korea I thought I’d share >.<
They’re all about Korean society, art, culture etc (obv…the magazine’s called Groove Korea)…I’ll put the happier ones at the beginning so you don’t have to trawl through my excessive, nonsensical ramblings and then want to kill yourself because there’s noooooo hoooope! I was just going to post the links but I think I’ll talk about them a bit too so you might want to
…it’s actually “let’s” though
You know when you download stuff and it comes with a readme…? I ALWAYS read the readme file, like, without a doubt. Like as if someone’s gonna come and tell me off if I don’t lol.
‘this torrent was downloaded at _ check this website for updates and stuff’
i’m reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
120623 MBC Korean Festival in London - EXO-K
Costume’s looking OK so far, gonna wait for a HQ clip to come out though ;)
I was at this party last night and people asked me a few times if I was alright (I know it’s out of concern but one girl said I look sad…
THAT’S MY FACE! >:(). It annoys me because people seem to think that if you’re not being mouthy and loud that you’re not having a good time, or that you’re shy or awkward. I’m not. I just don’t have anything to say to you. When I’m around people that make me feel comfortable and accepted I feel like I can reveal more of myself to them ( not body parts). When I’m around people who are forceful and pushy I don’t like it so I retreat. If they aren’t going to be truthful to themselves then I can’t be truthful to them.
…I feel like asking people if they used their brain to process what they just said because it was actually stupid and if they thought about it with perception they wouldn’t have said it out loud. Don’t just say stuff because you’re afraid of the silence. but I don’t want to come across bitchy, snide or superior.
...and why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings.
We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad. F
I LIKE LOTS OF THINGS. I LIKE YOU, YOU WHO IS READING THIS, you're my favourite person right now and I love you ok?