Beanie level: Errand boy

My tempo is all messed up now. (Sorry. I had to.)

I really really like the song (the chorus and the bridge!). I love the MV. They all look amazing. The album sounds great so far. Lay is in the Korean MV (even if just in two shots). I’m happy and beyond satisfied.

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    Me too!!! This is exo’s first song that I really like in first time hearing it!! I ended up watching their mubank show more than n times then watching individual fancams… The chinese mv is even better…
    Sadly my db fanwall is kinda messy right now, I can’t post any link.. 😢😢😢

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      I honestly like it much better than I did KoKoBop on first listen. And the MV has no random burgers!

      I had the same issue…

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    I had a really journey with this song over the course of my first listen and over the course of the day. On first listen, after the first 20 seconds, I thought I would hate it. After finishing the first listen, I was really pleasantly surprised. Over the course of the day, as I’ve listened to it a few times, I think it’s now in a three way tie with “Gravity” and “Oh La La La” for my favourite of this album, and tbh it’s one of their better songs in general (I agree with the “Ko Ko Bop” comments; I’m fine with that song, but it’s not in my playlist and I frankly think there were better songs on that album like “Going Crazy”). Can I also say that “Oh La La La” is a really really really unexpected song in terms of sound? It’s very sexy and languid, like the CBX stuff, but way more R&B infused (I think? I know nothing about music genres.). The vocal line slays on “Oh La La La” (D.O., Chen and Baekhyun sound so good while singing it during the showcase).

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      I’m glad you do like it after all! “Tempo” might be currently my favourite from the whole album. My other faves are “Oh La La”, “Oasis” and “24/7”. I can’t say I love “Gravity” just yet… Maybe it needs a few more listens. “Going Crazy” might be the best song on The War album in my opinion.

      I think “Oh La La” might be a side effect of the Latin vibes SM is currently absorbing (mainly SuJu to be fair). But it’s a great song. My favourite part must be the Chen-Chanyeol, Suho-Sehun rap/singing parts.

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The storyline of the MV is so cute! It’s like a mini movie about “nerds” getting back on the “cool kids”.
And there’s Chungha in it! It was released in January 2017, so it was before her solo debut.

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Happy birthday to the Shanghai Prince, Pentagon’s Yanan!
Get well soon, our baby!

25.10.1996

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Are there any Exo-Ls interested in a group chat? It could be fun to squeal together over comeback in real time…
I\’m just not sure what platform we should use, there are various options (Facebook, Twitter, Rabbit, WhatsApp, KakaoTalk). You can suggest anything else too.

It\’s just an idea tho… Don\’t feel pressured into anything if you\’re not comfortable with it! You can just ignore this… 🙈

@ohhaeyoung @zgs1994 @alyad @smaltwalt @AllOtherExo-LsIHaveForgottenToTag

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    E X O !
    I usually fangirl on Twitter when it comes to Kpop (mainly EXO) but I’m totally on board to using KKT group chat for the live comeback flailing!

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      I knew I had forgotten someone! 😅
      I have a Twitter fangirl account too! KakaoTalk could be nice, let’s see what others say. 😉

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        They’ll drop another teaser in a few minutes~! Aaahhh, I can’t wait!

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    oooh i’m up for KakaoTalk 😀

    and @swunnie is an EXO-L too!

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      Yay! I guess it’s time for me to get a KakaoTalk then. 😀

      That’s great! Thanks for tagging her. 😉 (I really have no list of Exo-L Beanies… 😅)

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    Thanks for tagging me @ohhaeyoung
    An EXO-L group for Beanies is awesome! 💕 I guess its also time for me to get KakaoTalk then.

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    I would need to get KKT, but I’m totally down for this!

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    I’ll let you know later. I’m really not up for feeding this weird obsession anymore than I already have. 😀

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      Sure! No problem. 😉 Everyone should enjoy K-pop in a way that’s comfortable to them. 😊

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        I suddenly changed my mind to join, but Kakao Talk contains adds which slow down my phone! *frustrated!* >.<

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          Yay! But oh no… I haven’t noticed any on my phone. Should we switch to something else?

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            ok, i installed it. now what?

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            @zgs1994 Have you created your account? You need to put in your number (but it won’t show to us) and choose a handle (I’m using my DB one). Then you need to create your KakaoTalk ID.

            Then we’ll share them here (or under an old post if you don’t want everyone to see) and search for others using the ID.

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    Update: It seems everyone’s okay with using KakaoTalk, so we’ll use that.
    In order to create a group chat, we need to be friends. You can add a friend by searching for their KKT ID (you need to create this separately, it’s not your handle).
    My ID: st1096

    If you don’t want to share your ID here, you can share it under an old post and tag only us. 🙂

    @ohhaeyoung @smaltwalt @chakhanseupeu @swunnie @zgs1994

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      Ok I created my ID and it is jenni0913

      @estee
      @swunnie @smaltwalt @chakhanseupeu @zgs1994

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      Did anybody else’s phone settings get messed up by installing Kakao?
      Mine did! It’s not working properly!

      Anyway – i think my ID is: zgs1994 but not sure. I sent you a request…

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      My ID is SW0390
      I’ll send you a request 😊

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      I still haven’t made a KKT account yet! It might take me a few days. I’m in the middle of some internship interviews, so my focus is splintered at the moment. I promise to have an account created by Saturday!

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        Aw, no worries! I wish you all the luck for the interviews. 😉

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    Update 2: Sorry guys, I really have no organizations skills and it’s my first time using KKT. 😅
    So it seems we don’t need to be friends or share our IDs in order to have a chat room. There’s this feature called “open room” and all you need to join is a link. I’ll share the link here and once you’re all in, I’ll delete it (just for some feeling of security and privacy). Hope everyone’s ok with it! 😊

    And sorry for the messy organization! 😅

    @ohhaeyoung @smaltwalt @chakhanseupeu @swunnie @zgs1994

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Goodbye world.

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    I LIKE! oooooh~

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    I’m having such an awesome time just seeing how all EXO-ls are losing it haha
    Well-deserved comeback!

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      Me too! Seeing I’m not the only one losing it makes it so much more exciting. A shared experience!

      Yes, it is! I’m sure everyone’s already more than sick of KoKoBop. 😛

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        And that’s why I just went and rewatched the MV.

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          hahaha Kokobop MV played at the korean restaurant I ate lunch at today with my coworkers…that video is still too trippy for my tastes, but I had fun singing along while I ate kimchi jjigae https://mykoreankitchen.com/kimchi-jjigae/ and then they played Lay’s new MV for “Namanana”

          and last week at same restaurant they played “Universe” MV and my coworker who is not into any korean entertainment said the MV seemed dark haha while me and my ELF friend were just fangirling over how cute Suho and Xiumin were in the video…I is shallow 😛 even if I don’t like an MV concept, I can always count on the visuals to be outstanding for EXO

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            Yay! Finally some EXO! I agree, the video is still too trippy (what are those hamburgers doing there?), but the visuals are on point.
            Kimchi jigae looks tasty! Was it too spicy?
            I would ask you how you liked “Namanana”, but I don’t want to start a new conversation thread here…

            I guess you could see “Universe” MV as dark… But it isn’t! It’s the colour of the universe (which is by the way the official fandom colour, it’s called “Cosmic Latte”).

            Don’t worry, we is shallow two! 😛

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            The waitress at the restaurant is the sweetest, I think she sets the playlist for the MVs and she gives us free banchan sometimes and always greets us with the biggest smile and goes out of her way to serve us since we go there once a week now for lunch lol, she’s a really pretty agassi

            I will answer the Namanana question in our regular chat 😉 #comingsoon

            OMG i never knew there was an EXO fandom color!?!? I love the name, cosmic latte! Sooooo cool 😀

            Anyway I hope I love our new EXO MV, I’m sorry to say I’m not a fan of the most recent MVs…Universe, KoKoBop, and Power are not my cups of latte 😛

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            Aw, she sounds really sweet!
            I know right, it’s so cool! I have it saved on my PC. Just because. 😛

            I agree with both “KoKoBop” and “Power”, but I really liked the “Universe” MV. It suits the song so well. Anyways, let’s hope the new MV is a cup of latte both of us can enjoy! 😉

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            ohhh I just realized I didn’t answer the spiciness question, it was pretty spicy but it was bearable and enjoyable for sure! 😀 except I realized later in the day my tongue felt scalded so maybe it was too hot lol

            I just looked over the kimchi jiggae recipe and I think it seems simple enough that I could try cooking it at home, hmm…I recently bought frozen tteokbokki to cook at home from the korean supermarket and omg it was way tooooo spicy but tasted just like the kind they sold on the streets in Korea!

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            I’m afraid anything with kimchi would be too spicy for me! Let me know how it went if you do end up cooking it. 🙂

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    oooh your bias’s singing voice…and he looks so precious here and no mullet! <3

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Anyone feels like having some cookies? There’s a fresh batch, have some! They’re delicious.

As expected from my faves Lee Hong Gi and Jung Ilhoon!

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Zion. T has released a new mini album! This is the title featuring Seulgi of Red Velvet.
The song and the MV is so cute and relatable!

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Guess who’s having another Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost binge party?
Deng Lun is so handsome…

#ProcrastinationProfessional #CrackDrama

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New level of procrastination:

All my K-pop friends seem to know NCT. NCT 127 just came out with a new song…
Let’s learn them!

*have mastered NCT 127 so far* *feeling unnecessarily proud of herself*

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    NCT is really cool and I love some of their songs… But I’ve given up on trying to learn their names 😄 I think I know half of them?

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      I know the whole 127 now (not sure about tomorrow), but I’m giving up on the rest for now. I have other urgent matters (like bingeing Ashes of Love). 😀

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    is it bad that i prefer the english version? 😛 #isabopdoe

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      I’m too used to Korean… 😛 #certifiedbop

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    Are you me? LOL I just wasted the night watching listening to random k-pop songs in order to avoid having to make course (which means I’ll have to spend all of Sunday writing about regulation of securities…yay).

    I know all of their names! Although I’m good with names and faces, so probably not something all that out of character for me.

    I actually don’t like this song very much. I like another song from their new album called “Come Back” a lot more. The performance for that song is better as well imo.

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      Really, if I learned Korean instead of fangirling and procrastinating with K-pop, I would be fluent by now. I’m really bad with procrastination. Good luck with that writing! 😉

      I still know only 127. It was actually quite easy because I was already familiar with some of them.

      Well, it’s a great hype song for me. “Come Back” is good, but I’m not in the mood for it right now. I can’t compare the performances, I haven’t seen either tbh.
      What did you think of Lay’s new song? I mean “Namanana”. I can’t say I really like it a lot. I’m currently mainly listening to Lee Hong Ki’s new mini album “Do n Do”.

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Today it’s been two years since Pentagon’s debut!

I am extremely thankful for the strength and joy they always give me through their music and videos.

They debuted on 10/10 as 10. My only wish is for all of them to be happy for a very long time. 💙

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Happy birthday to EXO’s sheep Lay!
#ZhangYiXing #07101991

He’s going to release a new album soon and this is his pre-release track. I love the minimalistic instrumentals and the black & white MV. And it’s all in English!

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I might have just binged 6 episodes of Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost. Oops.
It\’s really late and I have to get up rather early tomorrow…

But the feels! Poor Xu Feng, the boy deserves a hug.

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    This drama should come with a warning and mine is a little too late but hey
    Warning: This drama is incredibly addictive and may induce periods of uncontrollable binging and emotional outbursts. Consume at your own risk.

    P.S. You’re lucky you started this when it’s completed.

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      I was looking for my new crack drama (C-dramas often do the trick for me) and saw it on the fan wall by chance.
      I didn’t think I would like, but here we are.

      Thanks for the warning. I guess? Lol. It’s too late anyway. 😆

      I wouldn’t start it if it wasn’t completed. The thing is I have school now and well… But it’s SO good! (With the speed up button.)

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    I love love this drama💖, despite its dragging plot~

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      Speed up button is my best friend here.

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Drama update

School and K-pop have been keeping me out of dramaland lately. I don\’t even feel like watching any of the new dramas. I did try The Guest (because Kim Jae Wook), but the theme is too supernatural for me. I guess I\’ll make do with gifs and pictures.

I started C-drama Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost last week and might stick to it (why did I start a 60-episode drama again?), but otherwise… Must be some kind of a drama slump.

And no, I still haven\’t finished watching Time. I do want to, but… Not ready for all the emotions.

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    I did a lot of ff-ing but I enjoyed Ashes a lot. Enjoy the drama! ^^

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      I like watching it in a player with the speed up option. Makes the boring scenes faster. Thanks!

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    I really loved Ashes. I was also hesitant that it was so long, but the plot was always moving. I could honestly watch it again.

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      I’m happy to hear it! I’ve been feeling like watching a C-drama for a while now and this is my first Chinese fantasy drama.

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    damn i loved ash loves frost and deng lun is my new celeb crush..probably someone i am actually gonna stick with for a while.. too talented and too good looking 🙂

    comeone! how can you regret 60 eps.. its unadulterated romance all the way

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      I wouldn’t regret starting a 60-episode drama that finished airing if I wasn’t at the beginning of the semester. I should do only live watching during school. But well… I did what I did. 😀

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Excuse me everyone… But now it’s my turn to cry. The EXO comeback is set for 2.11. And Lay will be in the MV!

https://www.soompi.com/article/1240395wpp/exo-unveils-first-look-biker-concept-track-list-dont-mess-tempo

@ohhaeyoung @smaltwalt @alyad @AllOtherExo-Ls

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    Hi ST, asking because I’m curious – why is Lay being mentioned separately in all talk concerning the comeback? Is his status as an EXO member different somehow from the other members’?

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      Lay (Zhang Yixing) hasn’t been promoting with EXO for a year and a half now and the main reason for this is the political tension (or is it a conflict?) between China and South Korea (as he is the last Chinese member in EXO).
      There was a hallyu ban in China because of THAAD and it’s been partially lifted now. It seems however that Lay is still not able to fully promote with EXO.

      Another reason might be that he’s busy in China (as a soloist, entertainer, actor and whatnot), but I think this reason is minor because Lay has always made it clear that EXO is his priority. He is very loyal and loves his members very much. An INFP (just like us).

      By the way, Lay is making his US debut with his third solo album Namanana on 19.10.

      I hope my explanation proves helpful to you. I don’t understand (and don’t wan to go into) all the political stuff, so sorry if I’m too vague. But you can always google the rest.

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        Thanks for this ST! Your explanation was incredibly helpful. I knew about the Hallyu ban in China because of THAAD but not that Lay is Chinese and/or that the ban’s been partially lifted. Yay for the INFP member! 🙂

        This whole thing must have been tough on the group – is that part of the reason there’s been such a long gap between comebacks I wonder (a year right?). I’m speculating but for Tier 1/at the top of the industry idols like EXO it’s unlikely the label will let them rest/do other activities for too long without very good reason.

        Congratulations on his US debut! It’ll be in English then? Will be sure to check it out.

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          Ah, then I am happy! 🙂

          I suppose it has been tough on them, on the other hand they’re all so busy and it’s been so long, maybe they got used to it a bit? I don’t know. The funny thing is, I haven’t seen Lay with EXO yet, when I started supporting them, Lay stopped promoting. That’s why I am so excited for this!

          I doubt that was SM’s reason for such a long wait. EXO’s comebacks come usually once a year followed by a repackage. And then there’s a winter album. And the Hallyu ban was said to be getting lifted in June.
          We’ve been expecting the comeback in summer, but D.O’s been shooting a drama and Suho has been in a musical.
          As for SM, I’m afraid they’re focusing on NCT now because EXO is nearing the army service and SM (for some reason) don’t feel the need to promote EXO that much anymore. At least that’s how it seems to most of the fandom.
          Almost all the members had some solo activities, but the wait was getting unbearable.
          I feel like this whole paragraph doesn’t make much sense… Anyways, EXO has been talking about a comeback for a few months now and it seems that SM kept postponing it.

          He will release 11 songs both in Mandarin and in English, so 22 songs in total.

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            Oh! Thanks for all this ST! Most fascinating. 🙂 As expected, we’re all experts in our groups. I’m so sad to hear SM are moving on that EXO are approaching military service time. It’s natural and NCT are good too – but it makes you feel bad about this kind of model of doing things. I’m looking forward (already) to this comeback too – I’m not as you know, an EXO-L, but I’m a huge k-pop fan and like a good number of songs of pretty much all groups I’ve heard. This will be a good opportunity to get accquainted with EXO.

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            @greenfields
            You’re welcome! 🙂
            The whole fandom is sad about it, but you’re right, it’s natural. NCT are the future of SM. And I agree, they’re good, but SM trying this hard to promote them makes them less stanable to some (EXO) fans. 😛

            I’m so looking forward to EXO showing you their various charms!
            *this is such entertainment agency/idol talk* *have seen too many interviews*

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            I loved this talk!! 🤗

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      Lay is also a youth representative of China’s political party.. So he can’t act recklessly especially in associating with Korea. I heard he received a lot of hate from his people when he promoted Lotto with EXO. So him slowly participating again in EXO’s cb is a very good news.
      I have to mention that SM was and is still a shitty company.. My reason is because I witnessed them completely ditch their own BG & GG once they have new groups. Super Junior and Girls Generation were the top 2nd Gen k-pop groups.. But SM completely ignore them now. Thankfully Super Junior gets their own label now, so they can promote/produce albums more freely..

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        Whoa. Ouch. Lay is doing a lot! Wish him the best of luck..And re SM. *sighs*

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          Also thanks for this explanation!

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          Yes, he received a lot of hate. Even recently, his family was being targeted by some c-netizens and he was being called a traitor for still being an EXO member. Earlier this year, there was a rerun of a Happy Camp episode that featured EXO M including Minseok and Jongdae who are Korean, and their faces was blurred out. That’s how awful this situation still is. He can’t promote as openly with EXO yet because his situation especially is still really precarious.

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            His family was also being targeted?? Oww woww!!!! That’s horrible!! I hope everything will gradually getting better between s.korea and china.. 😱😱
            I also wish fans understand how terrible the situation is… I saw a lot of exols complaining about Yixing not participate in korean album and even do not want to support exo if it’s not OT9. Can’t they imagine how Yixing must felt? Getting a lot of hate from from left and right (for not being with exo and for still being with exo??) 😔😔

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            @alyad Xingmis have been trying to explain the situation since forever, but there are “exols” who will still complain about nothing. Those ones don’t care about him. It’s sad, but it is what it is.

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            What an unfortunate situation… I had no idea it was this bad. I’ve seen something about it on Twitter, but I didn’t know his family was being targeted.

            I for myself am immensely thankful we’ll get Yixing with EXO in any small way. Those EXO-Ls who complain should remember Kokobop without Lay and be thankful for this blessing.

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        Well Label SJ is still basically a vassal of SM. But yeah, I agree. I’m pretty sad about how SM treats older groups. I’m basically an SM boy group stan (I love love love Exo, but I also love Shinee and SuJu), and it angers me that musicians and dancers still in their prime are being sidelined because of self-reinforcing industry dynamics in SK. SM should try to expand the market and keep the machine behind Exo, SJ and Shinee moving rather than letting those groups stall because they’ve decided to capitulate to the pressure for teen idols.

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          I am still confused why SM never let their artists go global… It feels like they only focusing on China, Korea n Japan markets and if other countries/continents like them then that’s a bonus… I heard SM doesn’t sell EXO’s albums in US market at all.
          Anw… I am curious on why SM popular artists like Siwon, HeeChul and Yoona still stay with SM and renew their contracts. I am pretty sure Siwon alone can establish his own recording company.. Maybe SM is not that bad after all??

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            I think SM has lots of pull within the SK media landscape. The discussion we’re having about SM’s treatment is in relative terms, but in absolute terms SM does a very good job with all of its artists.

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        Wow… I kind of had no idea? Lol. Thanks for this, Alee!

        I so agree about SM. My only hope is that EXO is able to form their own label later on too…

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    I sometimes feel Lay has not been promoting with EXO longer than actual that the mere news about him flying to/being in SoKor gets me excited already .

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      There’s always so much excitement whenever he goes to Korea. You know, maybe… Maybe?
      I’m so happy he took some part in the album this time!

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    It is crazy, isn’t it??? Just a couple of days ago EXO’s sns change their logo.. Then gets quite… And suddenly they said their comeback is next month and presales are open today!!! Like what????? No video teasers? No poster teasers? No promotion with the group’s face on trucks at korean/japan streets (like SM did with NCT??)
    Anw.. I am thinking to put my pre-order for the album, but I need to carefully read the tutorial first from main fanbases. 😂😂
    Gosh.. This will be my very first time buying music album that I don’t see the good first. Usually I listen to the song first and if I like more than 2 songs in the album then I will buy it. EXO really change me.. 😂😂

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      TBH, the first music album I ever bought was an Exo album.

      I’m also salty about the lack of promo btw. Tut tut SM.

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      It is! But long overdue in my opinion! Half of Exo-Ls have lost their sanity already. 😂
      I wouldn’t expect SM to treat EXO the way they treat NCT… *sorry, I’m still low-key salty*

      I keep thinking where I should pre-order so it’s the cheapest, fastest, counts on the charts, I get all the pre-order benefits and can (ideally) pick the version. 😂 (Also, how can I pick one version? I want them all…)
      I have actually pre-ordered the latest Pentagon album (because I love their music), but this will be my first EXO album! Yay! I can’t wait.

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        Yeah… Feels anti-climatic… I mean, other SM artists usually have soft promotion and announcement for when the pre-order will open, but EXO? suddenly pre-order open without any warning/allert at all.. Even SM global shop page in facebook still not covering exo.. Yikesss..
        Anw, correct me if I am wrong coz I am so new in this… The difference between the 3 version is only the cover album and photocards right? Not the music?? For each album, there will be 8 pc of all members and NOT 8 pc of 1 member?

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          I suppose they were tired of everyone whining.

          The difference is in the cover and the photo book. Also possibly the disk design might be different? The music is going to be the same (unless you buy the Chinese version). There will be 8 photocards each of one member, but there is only 1 per album. There is a postcard as a pre-order benefit though.

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            So it’s only 1 pc per album… Damn, I know it sounds too good to be true to have 8 pc per album.. 😂😂😂
            I think for those who pre-orders will get a poster tho?? I put my pre-order in ktown4u and it comes with a poster. 🤔
            And another surprise today… SM finally open pre-order in Amazon!!! Which is wow… But why can’t they tell sooner?? I hope the shipping and tax price are not that much different than ktown4u. Synnara is so expensive!! Yikess… 😱😱

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            @alyad
            Yeah, for EXO it’s always just 1 per album… And poster is free for pre-orders, you’re right!

            Wow, so surprising! What’s going on? I guess it depends on where you are from. I know that Amazon shipping is always expensive (for me), but I’m not sure how it is compared to ktown4u.

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            @estee some exols got suspicious on why SM suddenly listened to our requests (1 month pre-order, OT9 and making pre-order easier for i-exols) and I think SM also going to open EXO’s exclusive merchandise website… But maybe SM being nice because EXO members will have to enlist next year.. 😔

            Turns out Amazon sells the album more expensive than ktown4u… The shipping price is always so expensive in all sites (even more expensive than the album itself!! 😱😱).

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            @alyad I think Marz might have something to do with it too? Or not… Anyways whatever it is, I am really thankful. And we might miss the award season (read: MAMA) this year! Another great thing.

            Yes, it is more expensive! The shipping can be insane.

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    OH MY GOD, FUCK YES!!! Also, YIXING’S BACK BABY!!!

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      He IS! I can’t wait! My first comeback with Lay.

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    I sat on my bed and ugly cried at this news when it came out and I preordered both Yixing’s album and Don’t Mess Up My Tempo at 2 am this morning.

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      Aw, hugs! Have you seen Lay’s appearance at the Busan festival? He spoke Korean and the fans were basically crying.

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        I saw it on Twitter! I basically live on Twitter now, lol. He was so adorable.

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          Me too! I should probably stay away, the GOs keep tempting me. Plus I’m following both EXO and Pentagon.

          I adore his accent.

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    so when I first saw these I was out with my coworkers celebrating my 2 year anniversary at work by having korean bbq and then coffee at a korean coffee shop and I just couldn’t stop smiling and when I finally had a chance to myself I just screamed a happy yell 😀

    now to figure out where to pre-order from!

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      I know that feeling!

      There are various options – Amazon (maybe the shipping would be cheaper for you?) or Ktown4u if you want an original Korean site (the shipping is high and it’s random version, but the albums are just for 14.40 USD). Then there are various group orders going on (the price of shipping is split between all the people ordering).

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@raonah To brighten your day.

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The bots are getting real, everyone.

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Goosebumps. I was watching this on train and I had to stop myself from grinning or crying.

This really shows that Jinho is a musical actor (he’s currently performing in his second musical). He is always so expressive while singing, I could totally imagine him performing this on stage.

@hades, have you seen it?

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    …daebak…🌹💐💐🌹Encore! ENCORE!!!

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    [1] If ever I go to Korean, I have to go to a play.
    [2] Just, daebak.
    [3] See #2.

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      The play he’s currently in is called “Iron Mask” and it’s about the Three Musketeers. He plays d’Artagnan’s son I think. But with his voice I doubt it’s his last play.

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I finished 9 End 2 Outs last week and I have to say I\’ve enjoyed it!

It was the most realistic friends-to-lovers love story I\’ve seen.

I wouldn\’t have minded a bit more cuteness at the end though. And the relationship is slow-burn. Otherwise, all good. Even the second leads weren\’t annoying. Warmly recommended!

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    And one of the best last episode kisses ever, right? Absolutely love this drama. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      I can’t believe I forgot that kiss! It has been just a week. You mean the one at the beginning of the last episode, right? That was a very good kiss.

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I met up with two Exo-Ls from my university today and we talked for a few hours over coffee. It was so much fun! We fangirled and laughed together, and one of them brought some of her EXO albums.
Fandoms can be such a great thing when done right!

#BondingOverKpop

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@raonah I met some nice Chen pictures today…

And a cute video as a bonus.

Have a nice day, everyone! 🙂

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    Nice 😍
    Thanks 💕

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    The difference between him in the pictures and him in the video 😂😂😂

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      Since you like his smile… I had to include it. Lol.

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    Post a picture of Jongdae, get a thumbs-up. I’m a simple person.

    (Please please please comeback soon Exo; I miss KyungBaekJong so much, even after accounting for 100 Days My Prince.)

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      I agree, they have to comeback soon, Exo-Ls are going crazy. It’s been over a year since “Power” now and some jokes on Twitter are hilarious.

      Well, Baekhyun and Sehun did three gaming broadcasts… And the last one featured Jongdae and Vivi (Sehun’s dog). There are fancams from the Music Bank in Berlin. And Baekhyun posted on Twitter (he said he wanted a comeback!). Better than nothing… I guess?

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        True, it is better than nothing, and I definitely welcome more social media + online content (I kind of hate Exo’s concept sometimes; the need for mystery and all that which pervades their media strategy means they are among pretty inactive in terms of their variety content, vlives, etc., which is an awful shame for Aeries when compared with other fan groups like ARMYs), but I want more music! I’m dying over here. The only reprieve has come from Baek’s recent solo + Chanyeol and Sehun’s solo, and that has only made me more anxious for new music.

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          Yeah, their mysterious concept is not very convenient for the fans. Plus, I feel (and I’m not the only one in the fandom) like SM has been shifting their focus on NCT and doesn’t promote EXO very much anymore (NCT has so much content all the time and they’ll be on a US show). I suppose they see Exo as an older group with less potential (especially with their army duty getting close), but the fandom is still so big and strong! And hungry. They could make so much more money if they gave us the comeback. And some more content.

          I loved their Station releases! Have you listened to the Alan Walker relift of “Sheep”? It was pretty good too! (I’m not sure how much you listen to Lay’s music…) According to SM’s comeback diagram, Exo should have a comeback before NCT 127… I hope they didn’t mean the Station releases. Even Super Junior is going to comeback.

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            I listen to all of Lay’s stuff! =) I haven’t listened to the relift (I’m not even sure I know who Alan Walker is…), but I will now. The Station releases have been awesome, but I want so much more. This better not be the release they meant; Minseok will have to enlist soon, so I want some comebacks ASAP.

            So I have some ongoing resentment towards SM about how they manage their groups. I like NCT well enough, but zi do think they’ve sucked up a lot of SM’s attention (part of it, I think, is that they’re younger and also still having some difficulty really establishing themselves; by comparison, Exo was in a pretty established place by 2014, which was the beginning of their third year). Also – this not me being mean and just trying to view the situation dispassionately – I think NCT is a very different group from SM’s standpoint. They’re performance and rap heavy, but they lack SM’s traditional specialty, which is strong vocals (Doyoung and Taeil are okay, but it’s hard to put them side-by-side with Kyungsoo-Baekhyun-Jongdae, Onew-Jonghyun, Yesung-Ryeowook-Kyuhyun, etc.). DREAM aside, NCT also doesn’t have the kind of variety chops SuJu or Shinee possess (not yet anyway). So it makes sense that SM is trying to work with them. But ai still think SM is being awfully neglectful of their older groups, especially Exo and Shinee (I expected way more in the way of promotion from SM for The Story of Light, especially in light of the circumstances surrounding its release).

            If SM’s logic is that Exo’s popularity will diminish as they get older, then I think that’s flawed. They have three top notch singers who will continue to sing well regardless of their age and who can handle a lot of different genres. They have two amazing dancers, one of whom is still only 24 . They have budding actors in Kyungsoo, Kai and maybe Sehun. They have variety talents in Baek, Yixing and Yeolie. They might not be able to brand themselves as a “boy band” (in the Western sense of that term) forever, but, given their talents, I think that will be a minor impediment at most.

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            @smaltwalt
            Well, I didn’t know him either, but they did a collab together and Lay even performed the relift at Lollapalooza (a festival in Chicago). I guess SM didn’t count on Minseok having to enlist this early, the new enlistment law became effective this August.

            I haven’t seen a company which would be perfect in their management yet. I think one of the problems of NCT is their unstable line-up. There are too many of them and three new rookies are joining again from what I’ve heard. That’s one of the reasons I’ve never attempted to get into them.

            I don’t think I’ve paid enough attention to them to be able to judge their vocals or anything else, but I have noticed they have some very good rappers. What most Exo fans don’t like about this situation is how SM is trying to make us all switch to NCT (or that’s what is seems like to me).
            I agree older groups deserve more promotion. I’ve heard Girls’ Generation latest song wasn’t even on music shows? Oh, and f(x) haven’t had a comeback for three years now. What more did you expect for Shinee? They did a lot of variety and were on music shows… Just asking.

            Well, in a way they are right. New generation of K-pop (teenage) fans will come and they will focus on the current “big thing” in K-pop. If Exo is in the army, they might not have a comeback for a while, therefore new fans might not notice them. Some of the Exo fans might stop doing K-pop and focus on their real lives instead. But Exo will still have a huge fan base and a lot of popularity in spite of that. Unfortunately, they won’t be SM’s main priority anymore.
            It seems that’s what Exo’s been working on this past year – their individual careers. (Except for the singers maybe). I agree, they are all talented. And successful. Didn’t you mean three dancers? Kai, Sehun and Lay.
            Anyways, comeback, come soon!

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