Beanie level: Noble idiot

@umbrellaman The instant ramen that has a Michelin Star I was telling you about, you can find it for a ridiculous price on eBay or Amazon

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So BTS won top social artist and they presented the award to them on the red carpet… it was so anticlimactic

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    Awards themselves have become sort of anticlimactic and seem like a thing that the artists/actors/actresses attend only out of courtesy now

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      Courtesy and probably because the studios can blacklist them from projects if they don’t

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        Hmmmm…. It depends on where the boundaries are set, and by whom (who has the final say), for award shows (maybe the award show producers and sponsors??), but I’m pretty sure the broadcasting networks can’t blacklist artists

        https://www.soompi.com/article/793955wpp/jyj-law-prohibiting-blacklisting-of-celebrities-passed

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          Maybe blacklist was too strong of a word but you sure aren’t doing yourself any favors. Kinda how a good chunk of Korean award shows seem to have that no show, no award policy.

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            Yea =( And it’s not like music award shows where the artists and fans boycott the awards and then try to make everything better by rearranging and re-branding the awards and award categories… Or can they??? Hmmm….
            The first thing that comes to mind is MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards)

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    ….on the red carpet? Why?

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      They won best group! I had a feeling they would since they gave the social award on the red carpet

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    I read that the TSA is usually presented during the red carpet…that changed when the boys won last 2017. I’m guessing since BB knows they will win the Top Group, there was no need to present it during the show.

    I was shocked when I woke up, they already won TSA

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@umbrellaman
Some of the stuff for the Hello Kitty collab… I think my money is safe lol

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    Yeah…the sweatshirt is kinda cute, but the rest is eh. This actually makes me happy. I am spending enough money as it is, I don’t want to be tempted anymore.

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      Same, I thought they’d actually have Hello Kitty and the BT21 characters prominently featured together on the merch but this is just BT21 with Hello Kitty written in words 🤷🏻‍♀️

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@umbrellaman
Here are some horrible quality pictures of the merchandise; they’re charging $60 for a T-shirt 😐

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    Goddamn that’s outrageous! $60 for the tee I want?? $30-35 is more appropriate. Is this the merch for the concert or the pop-up?

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      For the pop up; I think the concert merch prices are the same as last time so a bit cheaper. They have some of it up on bighit online store but most of it is sold out

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        How can it be sold out if it’s pre-order? That makes no sense. I thought the whole idea of pre-order was that they would know how many to make. I got the sweatshirt from their LY concert so I am not in dire need of this stuff, but I would have liked to have the option!

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          Preorder for online is sold out on some stuff but they will have the same stuff for purchase at the concert venues so it’s still possible to get the goods. Btw the pop up store has the creepy bts barbies on display lol

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            Those things freak me out. Why they agreed I don’t know.

            They sold out pretty quickly at the Oakland concert. I couldn’t get either of the tees. But it doesn’t mean I won’t try again!! How else am I going to spend my time there…

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@umbrellaman
They are literally trying to rob us at this point 😐 like the sane part of me knows this is going to be a shit show but the crazy side of me is like take a day off and try, standing 5 plus hours in line won’t be bad right?! 😭

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    OMG. Yes. I feel you in every way. This sounds like it would be murder, but then again…it’s BTS merch…I want it all…gimme gimme!! What to do?!? Ottoke!

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      We could be crazy and go Friday together – the store is open till late. 😉😁😏

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        And it’s suppose to be exclusive merchandise only sold at the Pop up store but did you see what happened at the Line Store on the news, it was insane … ahhh, I’m gonna have to think long and hard about this 😐😭😶

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          I don’t remember if I heard anything about the Line Store pop up. It would be a crazy crazy crazy thing to do. The only thing I can think of that I’ve done that would be even close was waiting a bazillion years in line for Disney merch when I went to the D23 Expo a couple years back. It was utter torture. So, maybe this isn’t such a grand idea…but then again…it’s BTS!! What we really need is some sad sap we can make go in our stead.

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    I believe there are people you can pay to wait in line for you. I’m sure there’s an app for this. 🤔.

    I’m Thinking about scheduling a “doctors appointment” next week. 😅

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So I just got an email from BT21 with Hello Kitty about a release next Saturday… I feel like at this point I might as well set up a direct deposit to Bighit 😐

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    Seriously! I thought about mailing my paycheck but direct deposit makes more sense.

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    BT21 AND Hello Kitty?!?!? Imma die right here. I love Hello Kitty (who doesn’t) and combined with BT21 = cuteness overload!!

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      I swear, I have been having the hardest time posting gifs and images in posts…

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      Right?! I wonder what kind of stuff it will be and if I could somehow resist the temptation (most likely won’t happen)

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        I’m not even going to pretend that I can resist. My whole being will be focused on BTS that weekend, refusing is not going to be in my cards. 😂

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Got my album! Never seem to be able to get my bias but I think I got an extra photo card so yay

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I saw this description for the tracks for Persona, please let it be true… is it finally Jin’s time to shine (not that he doesn’t already)

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I just had to a kill a spider which means I longer will be able to fall asleep due to fear of more of them 😭😩😢

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    Spiders are fine with me but if there’s a mosquito in the room, nobody’s sleeping until it’s dead.

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      I’m terrified of all insects 😑even if I catch and kill the damn thing I start itching all over at the thought of more of them, needless to say I didn’t sleep too well lol

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@umbrellaman @greenfields
I saw this on Instagram… imagine getting served that card, I’d probably give a death stare

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    End friendships with Namjoon? *confused* 😅

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      Maybe it’s a an Uno thing? Playing the best hand possible will make your friends hate you? I haven’t played Uno in forever.

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        Haha it just depends how competive your friend group is, I always say sorry before putting that card down lol

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      The whole point of Uno is to get rid of all your cards first, so if the player before you puts that card down you need to pick up 4 cards… so yes you can end friendships lol

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These BTS dolls are what my childhood nightmares were made of… Mattel did V especially dirty

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    They’re absolutely ridiculous. If people actually buy this…*facepalm.

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      They’re probably still going to sell out. I don’t want to be mean because I’m sure doll designing and making is not easy but man these look like what knockoff/ plastic surgery gone wrong BTS members would look like

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    lol.. V, RM and suga are the only one recognizable.. i honestly don’t know who is who other than these 3.. and therein too V is what they got right the most

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    I like the dolls from the ‘SAVE ME’ WEBTOON EXHIBIT so much better.

    start at 3 minutes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSjN8dFxvs4

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      These are better but I’m guessing if Mattel put similar quality ones into production they’d probably charge an arm and leg for one. It could have been worse, just look up the Mattel One Direction dolls lol

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        lol..there are 1D dolls?
        I very very recently discovered harry styles.. and basically am on a binge watch

        And what is interesting is.. this whole larry drama is so so similar to all the “clues” kpop fandoms come up with when pairing their boys (GD-Seungri for e.g .. even the touches are identical — everything is so orchestrated)

        And i have to say Harry is very well media trained.. and a flirt..and yet very polite about it 🙂 .. interesting! he learnt well when others didn’t

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          Haha yup there are 1D dolls, only found out because people said if these BTS dolls looked anything like the 1D ones they’d be horrible… they were right lol 😂 I was never really into 1D but I do enjoy their solo works, especially Niall

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            i still haven’t heard much of their songs..only perfect.. which is nice.. but i love harry’s solo.. album is really good or atleast my type of music.. talented

            can’t believe i had no clue these boys existed.. when they literally broke records for a good 7-8 years

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    Omg what is this. I could recognize J-Hope, Jimin & Jimin but goodness the rest. O.O
    And poor doll V’s hair. I’m both horrified & cracking up

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    I saw a K-ARMY fanart:

    And s/he quoted the line from Fake Love, “Babble in the mirror, who are you, really?” 😂

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    Seriously bad. What a disappointment. Someone tweeted that the SK dolls were way way way better and they were. They actually looked like BTS!!

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Beanies, a miracle has happened… I was able to get tickets to BTS at the Rose Bowl for their second show 😭

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I bought tickets to Ali Wong this morning and I gotta say it was no small feat, now I’m legitimately worried about trying to get tickets to BTS on Friday. It’s going to like the hunger games, minus all the bloodshed 😫

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    Ugh, I forgot those went on sale today!

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      I think they are a few tickets left for each city, her presale password was COBRA. Maybe they hold some tickets back for the general sale on Friday?

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        She’s doing 5 dates where I’m at so I’m trying to figure out what date to go. There are a few single tickets left so yay.

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    ‘It’s going to like the hunger games, minus all the bloodshed’

    Are you sure?

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      lol well unless some weird Memories of the Alhambra stuff happens, I think we’ll be safe in front of our screens… no bloodshed but I’m sure a lot of tears haha

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        It’s a bloodbath. The STRESS.

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          I think I’ve been thinking about this too much because I had a dream last night that the scalpers got all the tickets 😫 I realize that with around 90,000 tickets avaliable I should be able to get a pair but I’m also a brat and I really close seats to the stage lol

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Kingdom finally ended my kdrama drought but now I’m back to square one after binge watching all 6 episodes 😑 I’m happy that season 2 has already been given a go but it will probably be at least a year before we can watch it 😢

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Why are the zombies so damn fast? I thought they were suppose to be slow as hell 😫 For anyone who hasn’t started Kindgom yet I suggest not eating right before because it will make you queasy

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    Agree. I made the mistake of watching it during my tea time :))

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    I loved that the zombies were fast and they came back to life so quickly. I don’t know how many times I’ve rolled my eyes in other zombie fare when somebody gets eaten by a lone slow ass zombie.

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      I just know if there ever was a real zombie outbreak my slow butt would be one of the first to be eaten 🙁 lol

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Just got home from the Winner concert, gotta say Hoony definitely biased wrecked my list after seeing them live

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    Such a fun concert that night!

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      So much fun and their choice of intimate venues really made it feel all the more special! I’m super jealous of the 2 fans they choose every show they give ultimate fan service to 😭

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        I was actually screaming for the two fans. Their fan service is the best.

        The boys were so hyped up by the end of the show. I was more jealous if the fans who got the new merchandise. 😂

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Dooshik, why so adorable?

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This is just too much pretty in one show! Ah I can see getting second lead syndrome 😐

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Just read that SM bought out Key East 😐 I fear this means we are going to getting a lot more their idols packaged into dramas *groan*

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    The gif @jillian posted about no wifi for 2 weeks is my reaction to this T………………..T BAE YONG JOON, YOU WERE ALWAYS SO SMART IN YOUR BUSINESS-MAKING DECISIONS, SO WHHYYYYYYYYYYYYY!??!?!?!?!??!?!

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      Business wise it was smart- he made like $50 million from the sale and bought a whole bunch of SM stock (which probably skyrocketed in value with the merger) and was made Director of some division in SM.

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    Okay, so basically in The Great Seducer, only Kim Min-jae isn’t from SM now.

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    I am not sure if this happens,
    I mean SM inhouse production is shall we kiss 1st, jealousy incarnate and my lawyer jo deul ho while the great seducer is mbc production. They have idol related as 38 task force, missing nice and miss korea [the actress is from SM at the time].

    The collaboration that done imo is also with Should We Kiss 1st that Kim Sun Ah [Key East] plays in Should We Kiss 1st [SM C&C production].

    I don’t think this means we are going to have more idol packaged since jealousy incarnate, jo deul ho, missing nice, should we kiss 1st, miss korea isn’t idol related and from a long time ago, the idol is always on the face for teens-young adult drama.
    Hwang jeung um, yoon eun hye, eugene and even seo hyeon jin started as an idol.

    Idol will always be the face of teens drama and love story central because they are popular but this SM collaboration actually funded big budget for Park Shin Yang comeback, Ma deong seok and Kim Sun Ah in their in-house production so I don’t feel that it’s going to be more idol related but more of in-house production with key east actor ala swk1st.

    SM idol [for me] also work in their own frame like joy with teens drama. I am not even sure if SM has any young idol except joy at this moment.

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      I think they’ve gone both ways with their in house productions; Jealousy incarnate had Moon Gayoung (although not an idol), Missing 9 had an Exo member, To the Beautiful You had Sulli and Min-ho, and Prime Minister and I had Yoona.

      Dramas not produced in house that seem to have a package: The Great Seducer (Joy, MGY, WDH- I’d think it would be naive not to assume this merger was in the works way before it was announced) Hwarang (Go Ara-Min-ho), Descendents of the Sun (Kim Minseok-Onew) and these are the ones I can only think of on top of my head.

      Sm still has Exo(I think they’ve all acted at this point), shinee ( which I think all have acted too), Krystal,few members of GG and whatever group they will put out next.

      Sm is definitely not the only company to do package deals, they all do but this merger creates almost creates a monopoly for them in which their clout will increase.

      I hope you’re right because Teen -young adult dramas are my guilty pleasure and I enjoy when they become breakout vehicles for rookie stars (that have the talent and skills) like Lee Minho and Jung So-min

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        By no new actor is that no one is on lead actor calibre [their new idol], they usually a supporting actor ala onew or minho that can be relevant but not usually needed since the drama these days always want an idol to rake up the buzz [by giving them smaller role].
        So far, their in house pd is solid for lead actor, jo deul ho, miss korea [lee yoon hee is really fitting here], D-Day, The Merchant: Gaekju, Neighbourhood Lawyer, Jo Deul-ho , 38 task force, jealousy incarnate, Missing 9 and Should We Kiss First give the impression that they have the budget that not necessarily just for the idol. The impression that I get from people is how SM will stick their idol as main lead everywhere and paired them up when the reality, for now, is that they prefer actors as the lead in their in-house pd. I hope they continue this trend too. On the other hand, it’s their actors that actually start being everywhere more than their idol, which kinda their job.

        Jung So Min [if we are talking about father is strange] was in SM until 2017.

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          I don’t think them sticking Idols in lead roles is the only concern people have. It’s the amount of clout their agency will have with the sheer number of talent under them and they can withhold certain actors from projects to get their demands met.

          The only publicly known incident I can remember (not SM though) is when Jang Hyuk was pretty much was comfirmed for Secret Garden but pulled out when his agency mate Jay Park wasn’t given the small side character role of Sun.

          Jung So-min was actually in a different agency when she broke out in Playful Kiss and Bad Guy. She then took a hiatus before signing under SM and then leaving for current agency.

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            > It’s the amount of clout their agency will have with the sheer number of talent under them and they can withhold certain actors from projects to get their demands met.

            SM C&C is just subsidiary, people like to mix the SM [idol agency] and SM C&C [their entertainer variety agency]. the artist under the original agency definitely have their own contract about their artistic freedom and from what we’ve seen from SM C&C who also produce Knowing Brother and Hyori B&B, they are more into the drama itself than putting the idol, even when Yoona in B&B, it happens on season 2 and she is a good fit nonetheless. Kang Ho Dong repeatedly said that he was under SM C&C and not really into the idol management.

            I just against that it’s all bad when the good things also happen. Like it’s all the company fault that the drama is ruined when many factor is there, especially the crucial part; directing and writing, Reply Series is credited to the team as much as their actor and SM C&C team so far has been good. What I hope the most is that Key East artist can get the budget, production and marketing from SM C&C.

            Jung So Min bigger breakout is Father is strange and that happen when she was under SM [the credit can go both ways]

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Moon Gayoung, girl I’m sorry I ever doubted you. I can’t help but see the skill level difference between her and Joy in their respective scenes with their moms. Ugh I’m gonna team Suji aren’t I? 😐

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    She was so good in this KBS drama special, Waltzing Alone, so I never though she’d be bad. But then, that’s the only show of hers that I’ve seen and that was recent.

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    Hello.. She is my fav since waltzing dance alone…

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