SME, it's not really that difficult to make a passable music video.

It's quite simple, actually.

All you have to do is not put your group in a box.

You could put them in a carpark, or a house, or a shopping mall, or a park, or a wide open field. Anything goes. Just not a box.

You could have them smiling and patting each other's heads. Maybe feeding each other grass. Anything goes. Just not dancing in two outfits and making faces at the camera via random inserts.

So see, it's very simple.

Now learn from the professionals:

Brown Eyed Girls stays fantastic, and SME stays unimpressive.

I am slow yes but I didn't realise till today that Jokwon and Gain's We Got Married filming had come to an end. I watched the last two episodes and bawled inside (not aloud in case my housemates heard me) and massaged my keening wailing breaking heart because there is no more Kwon/Gain and the world has become wide and empty and....dark. /bawls

But in any case, a little tribute post to the Couple of Couples, OTP of OTPs, Pairing of Pairings, Koibito of Koibito my darling Adam couple that made me laugh and squee and fangirl so much over the past one year, they've created the best scenes ever created by fake married couples and they've been absolutely hilarious and heartwarming and touching and watching them has been pure joy. I don't know who I love more, Kwon or Gain, and whether or not they end up together (PLEASE GET MARRIED FOR REAL PLEASE) I hope they find significant others who bring them lots and lots of 幸福 and haengbok (OH GOD WHAT AM I SAYING PLEASE GET MARRIED TO EACH OTHER PLEASE).

I would still propose to Jokwon.

This is where I fling my dignity to the winds and wail DON'T GOOOOOOO /clings
So I'm finally back from Nanjing and somewhat ready to make a concert report, though warnings in advance that my memory is sketchy and mixed up and I did not, horrors, recognise many of the songs in the SS3 set list. Trawling through the labelled fancams for the Beijing concert sort of helped in identifying some of the encore songs but does not help make me feel any better about not recognising so many songs (the set list for SS3 is so weird, okay?).

And with this, I commence the crazy Nanjing concert report of doom. )
Is NEWS going to be on Music Station this week? If so, they'll be appearing alongside SNSD? THAT MEANS SNSD+NEWS IN THE SAME BROADCAST? Okay, come on, who doesn't want to see NEWS cosying up to the girls ;) Imagine the collective amazingness of Shige/Sooyoung and Ryo/Jessica and Yamapi/Yoona and Tegoshi/Tiffany and Massu/Sunny. And yes, do want NEWS dancing a portion of Gee, way better than Mister.

Ryo, for one, would totally want to tap this.


On the note of SNSD, how fucking gorgeous is their latest concept? I thought SM was beginning to scrabble the bottom of the well with the barely-there concepts of Bonamana and Lucifer, but they really pulled out all the stops for the girls' retro-classy look.

And since I'm talking about girls, have four of the best girls in k-pop.

Why 2NE1 pwns like no other (unless it's Gain, because I'm biased like that).
Suju's Saturday night schedule for the next 5 weeks-

Saturday, 8/14 – 8/15 Super Show 3 in Seoul
Saturday, 8/21 – 2010 SMTOWN Concert in Seoul
Saturday, 8/28 – Super Show 3 in Qingdao, China
Saturday, 9/4 – 2010 SMTOWN Concert in L.A
Saturday, 9/11 – 2010 SMTOWN Concert in Shanghai

Four cities, five concerts, two timezones and thousands of miles in slightly over a month, in addition to their regular radio programmes, variety show appearances, and early morning dance/gym sessions on weekdays. This is so crazy. I foresee more hospital IV drips D:

And then a rumour about Kibum coming back to the group? I find that really hard to believe :| SJ's not really doing group activities anymore except the concerts, unless of course they're starting their own show, if which I will probably go into hysterics of joy and spam twitter about a hundred times within an hour. Have been binging on Strong Heart, KBS Nocturnal and Star King and just. SJ fully lives up to their 'kings of variety' reputation. I really, really want them to be the main guests on a show without girl groups or 20398 MCees, just them doing their own thing and being silly and witty and hilarious and ironic and making fun of each other all over the place. And um, I want to full body cuddle Donghae because he's probably the most adorable thing ever to breathe oxygen. Somewhat.

Speaking of which, if you haven't already, do check out the Suju as animals drabble!fest (a.k.a. I say mew and you say moo) that I started half a week ago. Squeals and 'aww's' over the cute in simply everything are guaranteed. You know you want to read Suju being cows and puppies and chickadees and penguins and hamsters :D

Meeting [ profile] teexsaurus, [ profile] amaelamin_ and [ profile] thundersquall tomorrow for some heart to heart. Looking forward to it very much ♥

Three weeks left of work. *__* I swear once it's all over I'm going to sack out at the airport for days and just a head's up to anyone who might want to find me, go to Starbucks at T2, I'll be there.

And I love you so, Hyukjae ♥

One of these days I'm going to picspam EunHae in a post hopefully as epic as the Pin post that [ profile] myxstorie linked.
Gasp! Gem is posting about NEWS!

But yes. I've read the post on [ profile] news_jpop about Yamapi's 'statement' to the fans and the subsequent reactions of the fans to it. Summarily, there's the group that says 'Let's relax and wait and believe in Yamapi' and the other group that says 'We should be concerned about it!'

Needless to say, I am of the second group.

A thesis on NEWS' situation and the fans' reactions )
I have decided to do the 30-day k-pop meme and hopefully the result will turn out more successful than the last 30-day meme :| In order to make it more successful, I shall do more than one category per day!

But before that, things that I've been up to since the last time I updated:

- Still looking for a job. I'm waiting for one employment agency to get back to me about a potential Marketing Communications job, and I am really hoping they will get back to me :|

- Have been amused at [ profile] meiface's adoption of the World Cup. Pretty soon she'll know more about football than me. I think she already knows more of the current players. I bet most of you didn't know I used to be a huge football fan :D

- Speaking of the World Cup, S.Korea vs Argentina took the joy out of life for about half an hour D: 

- Have finished Geisha, A Life. It is as different from Memoirs of a Geisha as can be imagined. No wonder Iwasaki threw a bitch fit at Golden :|

- Have basically been bored out of my mind. I've spent a couple of days at the airport with [ profile] thundersquall, have had any amount of deep profound discussion/fangirling with [ profile] pregnantcigar, have met friends for lunch,...and that is it O.o I've been bumming around at home the rest of the time and I am getting tired of it.

...Onwards to the meme! 

four categories in one day is the road to successful completion of meme. )

catskilt: (shindong :D)


The choreography is meh but holy fuck they look so good. THEY LOOK SO GOOD A;LSDKASLK

AM STILL THINKING OF WAYS TO MOLEST HYUK'S MOUTH IN THE APPROPRIATE WAY IT NEEDS TO BE MOLESTED. AFTER THAT, I'LL GET ON TO DONGHAE'S ARMS. Am also exploding slowly but surely from the hip thrusts. GDI they are so deliberate and intended to impregnate and ;aldskjlkj Hyuk knows how to work those hips, okay. He is adept at it. He is expert.

Shindong. I love Shindong's part towards the end and everything about Shindong in this video. And Kyuhyun. I am so stoked that he is in the dance break. Wook has the most gorgeous cheekbones ever and it CONTOURS with the swinging lamp, lmao. There isn't enough Sungmin but whatever Sungmin I can see is gorgeous.

I have to admit that watching it in LQ for the first time did absolutely nothing for me but I am so, so much happier with the HD. See, rule of life: It's much easier to fangirl when you can see them properly in all their unf :D

I shall continue obsessively replaying the hip thrusts and dance break. On that note, am so happy that they included a dance break because it lifts up the meh of the general choreography.

Also have to throw in a word about how we were all freaking out at 11am KST when the video didn't come out. This is probably the first time I've ever sat around and waited for a stupid music video to be released, lmfao.
catskilt: (heechul is fabulous)

Aside from the massive fangirling over OH MY GODDDD THEY'RE ALMOST BACK I am so extremely amused at K-pop's way of handling 'comebacks'.

In JE, what we get as teasers are email notifications from CD Japan, tiny little single covers from the official site and then the song played on a radio show a couple of days before the official PV and performance on Music Station.

In K-pop. Or at least SME. OR Super Junior, because they're apparently too big to have actual MV/song teasers, we get members hinting about the new album three months in advance. Tons of rumours flying around about their new concept (zombies? vampires? pastry chefs?). Photos from a stylist that don't reveal too much. Fanclubs banding together to donate money for 'food and PR support'. Fan-made trailers. Suju trending on twitter about 298 times. Then a couple of official pictures released showing their va-va-voom new image. THEN a teaser that says NOTHING but throws shadows everywhere to the sound of epic movie-trailer-ish background music. Ending off with a deep voice saying "Super Junior. ComeBAAAAAAAAACK." (I'm going to be imitating this for months). A specific date and time set for the release of the new song: 10 May, 10am.

Oh, K-pop. It's like watching a summer blockbuster and afternoon soap opera all rolled into one.


And I kind of like how it's just. Super Junior - The Fourth Album. LMAO. We don't need names for our albums, bitches. (Actually, there are names, only nobody ever notices because, you know. We don't need names bitches!!)

I should stop making fun of it. I love this fandom for all its drama, really ♥ I will love it even more if they'll stop blocking Hyukjae's face out.

...Also, I love how Donghae, Heechul and Teuk are tweeting back and forth. It reminds me of the JE Twitter fic that [ profile] gothicauthor and I wrote except that the guys are different. ad;slkj keep tweeting away, lovelies :D

First, I watch this aged video of Heechul, Kangin and Sungmin on Tablo's Dream Radio where Heechul recs FT Island's 'Until You're Back', and emo as it is, I fall in love with the song immediately because god, it is gorgeous. The opening, the singing, the guitar playing, the rapping, the's so addictive and catchy and beautiful that I immediately downloaded two of FT Island's albums just to get more of their sound. Which is why everyone has to listen to it too, or watch this brilliant performance, or you know, both, because it deserves attention.

Also, Hongki really looks like Jiro Wang in this. For real. If they'd sung in Chinese instead, I would've thought it was Jiro Wang. Which is good? Because Jiro is hot?

And then Heechul tweets and cyworlds about Hangeng and I am crying inside because idek, it hurts to be reminded of it. Usually I am okay with Hangeng's absence, but damn when something like that happens I miss him sfm and hate him for making me miss him and making Heechul emo and then I remember his ridiculous contract and I don't know what to think.

I shall just...stop being conflicted and listen to FT Island being emo instead.

...Come to think of it, the song title is really appropriate!
catskilt: (hyuk in shock)




....that had better not be the final product of his looks. NO WAY IN HELL.

on the other hand, the others are looking pretty good. )

catskilt: (hyuk smiling)
It's Eunhyuk's birthday. I realise that I'm posting really late about it. (By the time I'm done with this post, it may not even be his birthday anymore)

Probably everyone on my long-suffering flist who has been regularly (or even irregularly) following this lj will know that he's my ultimate bias in Suju. That, despite me being a sucker for every member and probably able to write a thesis for each of them (except, well, Kibum, because he's imaginary); still, my love for Eunhyuk is ridiculous and insane and not quite understandable even to myself :|

He's simply one of the silliest, goofiest, craziest guys in the whole of the idol sphere. He does the most retarded things (or he gets stuck doing the most retarded things, which is an entirely different matter), he gets made fun of ceaselessly because Eunhyuk being made fun of balances the world, he's got the dorkiest dorkface and he's skinnier than a beanpole and his gums show when he smiles. He's a walking, falling, giggling definition of dork. He cries when he gets emotional (and he's emotional a lot), he gets lost at an airport (and has to be rescued by fans), he gets nicknames like Monkey and Anchovy, he has to dress up as Snow White (retarded things, yes), he sets his own sleeve on fire from candles on a cake, and he gets his pants pulled off the most.

He's also snarky and witty and sarcastic and clever. He's got fantastic comedic timing and his imagination is to be revered. He makes dancing look like it's part of himself, like he puts in no effort at all even though you know it's the product of over ten years of hard training. He's friends with the world. He's stunning on stage. He's amazingly sexy and he has a beautiful face with a gorgeous jawline. He has a sense of humour. He's always willing to do retarded things. He raps like he's rhythm.

In short: the universe kind of hates Hyukjae, but it loves him more.


Because he can move his hips like that, this is the massive Lee Hyukjae picspam post of obsession love and appreciation. In parts, even.

Oh! Hyukjae!  )

lsdkjcfkljh back from the Suju concert. Oh my god. I feel like I've never given them the adequate amount of love they deserve because they are so amazing. They interacted so much with the audience and picked up gifts strewn on the stage and unwrapped presents and put on silly headbands and played with toys and THEY ALL LOOKED SO FUCKING GORGEOUS IN THE FLESH, IT'S SURREAL A;DLKJCALSDJ

The only complaint I have is that Eunhyuk was hardly ever on my side except at the end, but oh my god the HyukHae was happening everywhere. Crystal, you would have died along with me. THE VERY LAST MOMENT OF THE CONCERT, DONGHAE AND HYUK WERE THE ONLY ONES LEFT ON STAGE AND HAE WAS BLOWING KISSES TO THE AUDIENCE AND HYUK WAS ALL "WHAT ABOUT ME?!" AND HAE KISSED HIS HAND AND SLAPPED IT ON HYUK'S MOUTH AND I SORT OF WENT, THANK YOU OTP THIS IS WHAT I CAME HERE FOR /promptly collapses

Speaking of Donghae, he was over at my side so much and seriously, this guy is just drop dead gorgeous. He was wearing his black wifebeater at one point and I could see the line of muscles on his chest, and then he flashed this big wide smile at everybody and I might or might not have screamed my head off. I screamed my head off for pretty much everyone, though. Siwon, Yesung, Sungmin (!!!!), Heechul, Ryeowook, Shindong were on my side a lot and oh my god Sungmin is utterly fuckingly perfect and dripping with adorability. Shindong was total entertainment and I was so pleased that everyone was shrieking for him because I swear he does not get enough love. Hyuk did finally deign to come over at the end and I think I should stop here because MY MIND WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN HOW CAN A MAN BE SO GORGEOUS IN EVERYTHING AND FROM ANY ANGLE A;SLDJA;SLDCF;LAJD

This is a brief summary XD [ profile] trivialaffair, [ profile] htenywg, [ profile] towa_no_imi, possibly [ profile] ununoriginal and I are going to team up to make a fan report to end all fan reports :D

So very blissful now, despite sore throat and semi-blocked nose :D
So. First this happens. 

Hair is instantly hidden under various forms of headgear

And then Donghae decides to be a bff and join in the schoolboy look. 

It actually looks really good on him. Probably the hairdresser liked him a little better. 

And then this happens. 

And I'm like. OKAY I GET THE IDEA ALL OF YOU WANT TO LOOK LIKE BOYS XD a side note, I'm noticing their ears a lot now. It is fascinating.
What I’m aiming for is to step forward into Korea!
My “Korea Boom” is, as usual, continuing. It’s been 1 and a half months since I’ve started learning Korean but recently when I went to Korea for the first time in half a year, I could read all the characters on the signs! I’m thinking that someday I’d want to cross over that line from Japan to Korea in regards to things like music and dramas and entertainment and so now, to be able to achieve that, I’m practising my Korean everyday.
- Koyama

Looking for the phantom seasoning
Lately Korean movies are passionate! Especially the movie “utsusemi” left an impact on me. Within a 1 hour 30 minute story, the main character didn’t even have 1 line. The heroin only had 1 line, “I love you*”. Despite that, it was done really well! And also I’ve been looking at other works by the director, Kim Ki-duk, and I’ve been watching a wide variety of Korean movies. Up until now I hadn’t watched anything but Japanese films. . it was unexpected to me though. And then, this time I’ve started to grow an interest in the country of Korea itself and recently me and Koyama went along with a mutual acquaintance of ours.
- Shige

Both quotes taken from this translation

KoyaShige have become Korean fanboys, yo.

I feel so proud of them ;___; XD

I should scheme about sending them a DVD of the full season of Explorers of the Human Body; I think they'd really appreciate it :D



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