Beanie level: Noble idiot

I’ve been obsessed with this arrangement of this song for the past two weeks. I NEED Hwasa to record this rock version.

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Me after doing nothing but watching dramas all weekend.

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And here’s to SHINee. That group who was there when I first started venturing into kpop. Who can always put a smile on my face with their goofy personalities. Who have been so inspiring and strong throughout the years despite the tough times. Happy 11th Anniversary, SHINee. #ForeverSHINeeGirl (How old am I with this hashtag?)

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Two of my long-time favorite groups have anniversaries this week. I’ll start with an appreciation post for the younger of the two. The group who did that dark concept one time and never looked back. Happy 7th Anniversary, VIXX!

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After being late to the party on Produce 101 season 2 (if you haven’t seen it – it’s fun, has some really memorable stages, and a lot of talent), I jumped into Produce X 101 this past week.

The guys in this season are cute. Too cute. And super young. The average age must be several years younger than in the past, and they all seem pretty fresh to the whole trainee life. I think I just might be getting sensitive about my age seeing as I’m officially older than any of the contestants. But also I do miss the era when manly concepts and beast-ols were a thing. Maybe I was just using this as a segue to another Junho post.

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    I am WAAAAAY older than any of them since Produce 101 but I still get sucked into the wormhole maybe because I feel like a proud Auntie or Mama when they rise above their challenges.

    Or Im just curious when they cover a song I don’t know or forgotten and I get really happy. Hahahah.

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      Wormhole is right – it’s so addicting. I’ll definitely still be a noona watcher and support these boys!

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I’m of the opinion that one cannot have too much Junho exposure. So, um, here you go.

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A couple weeks ago, isa said that she was in the mood for a rewatch and last Friday a small group of us very haphazardly got started on the quintessential kdrama classic Coffee Prince. Never seen it or ready to take a trip down memory lane? Join us as we start Episode 3 tonight! Missed the first two? No worries as they were mostly slow plot setup to get us to the good stuff this week. Added bonus for all you HPL watchers – your favorite Lion should be making his appearance soon!
When: 5/10 at 8pm CST
Where: https://www.rabb.it/s/nin6zm

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Why am I like this? Why have I watched this clip of Junho eating so many times? (Starts around 1:15 for any others who may be…interested)

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Am I watching The Devil Wears Prada: Lion Version?

That’s All.

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You bet it’s nice to have you back, NU’EST.

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    I forgot how much I love Baekho’s voice. And the aesthetics of this MV are AH-MAZING.

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    I’m so excited for their comeback stage on MCountdown, they’ll also have a “Hello” stage

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I realized that I’ve never once posted the group that spawned my handle way back when. So without further ado, have an Infinite video. Because this song is still GREAT.

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Sometimes I think the golden days of kpop may have already past. I was revisiting some old songs, and I think I’ve got a pretty good case with this music video. The makeup! The synthesizer! The dance! This is surely kpop in its purest form.

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    You’re not alone in thinking this! Recent K-pop follows Western trendy sounds more closely instead of incorporating parts but mostly doing its own thing. In my book, a chorus is not a chorus if it’s just 1 word chanted along to an instrumental breakdown.

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      Current K-pop songs are starting to sound alike. Idol groups are also starting to look alike. What I really liked about 2PM was how unique they looked compared to other boy groups at the time. They did the “manly” concept really well, with outfits , songs, and choreo to match.

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        I miss the “beast-dol” concept. Now, so many new groups go for cutesy looks. But also I may just be getting older and the boys are staying the same age.

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      Right? Kpop used to have a more distinct sound to identify it. I’m still a big fan of several groups and enjoy a ton of the music that comes out, but its original charm has shifted to a more westernized sound.

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    I love the sound kpop had back in the good old days. I haven’t heard this 2pm song yet but am saving for when I get off work!

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Could those last two episodes of TYH be any more crammed with PPL? I felt like my beloved fluff was getting interrupted by commercials every few minutes. Sigh. At least there was LDW’s forehead to curb my annoyance.

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    That last picture ❤️❤️❤️

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    Yes, foreheads are always nice.

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    I loved the show, but indeed during the last episode there was too much ppl.

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      It was like their PPL director went on vacation in the middle and then cane back and was like “Holy Crap! You guys didn’t put any of these in there like you were supposed to! I have to do everything!”

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This performance will always be the epitome of pure fun.

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Here. Have some Tiramisu Cake. Tiramisu Cake. Tiramisu Cake.

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Dramas imitating life.

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Me watching Touch Your Heart.

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Thoughts upon finishing The Last Empress:

Shin Sung Rok and Jang Nara have unresolved chemistry due to the fact that one of the two played a crazy, cheating, and murderous royal with no justifiable means of redemption (dang it). I’d like to petition for the two to do another project together where SSR is allowed to be hilariously adorable and charismatic and JN can be a cunning spit-fire. That would work, right?

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Well, I\’ve finally been promoted to one of the most aggravating, hair pulling drama tropes of all time. Hello, Noble Idiot!

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Watched Monster. Holy. Lee Min Ki, you are one creepy, blood covered serial killer. But also you’re a treat for the eyes. This is how people get into trouble.

Don’t fall for psychopaths. Even if they look like LMK. But also I’m going to immediately be a hypocrite and post some screenshots because his darker skin tone in this is beautiful.

Also. Go Eun had a seriously odd character in this.

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    I love his skin.

    I’ve always thought that saying stuff like that sounded very serial killer-y, so I guess it’s very appropriate.

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