Posts by teehee2020

    It's really funny to me how everything has been twisted into "omg they jealous of bts".


    Most of these agencies couldn't give 2 fucks about BTS enlistment being postponed. In fact, they might even be in favor since many new groups are piggybacking off of BTS bringing more western fans into the picture (you know how many start out as armies and then drop BTS or start ulting other groups over them when they check out other music? A WHOLE LOT. BTS is a very convenient gate to kpop that many agencies use).


    OBVIOUSLY this is about about trying to pressure government into delaying for if not all, then most of other idols. The other agencies really don't care if BTS enlist now - or in 2 years time. What they care about is prolonging their own idols shelf-life (and it doesn't really matters to them how they do it - using public opinion or court loopholes declaring this excemption unconstitutional).


    Wanna know why? Because boy groups are the moneymakers for most agencies. They sell the majority of albums, merch, and concert tickets - even if they don't chart as well as gg (or at all for the matter). And most BGs, especially from smaller agencies, have a clear deadline. Most of them either can't pick up the stream back up after enlistment (CNBlue, from the most recent ones - which hurts my heart bc I love them and their comeback was great) or simply being uninterested in reuiniting, no matter how successful (Infinite, for example, would likely be VERY successful if they got back together - but members don't seem to be into the idea).


    Ironically, Lee Sooman, who's probably been dragged thourgh mud the most after these news, has the least to lose. SM groups have already proven to be the most likely to not only survive enslitment, but keep the momentum (TVXQ had their hightst grossing tour after discharge + both members have put out solos each selling over 100k; SuJu and Shinee both put out their best-selling albums after getting discharged, EXO is likely to repeat the fit after all the members are discharged unless something goes very wrong - but we'll see). Other than SM groups, there are only a few we know could repeat this fit - BigBang is the only one that could surely do it, 2PM and Highlight have a chance, but it could go CNBLUE route.


    So yeah - agencies want to prolong shelf-life of their moneymakers and they will throw BTS under the bus for the chance. This is business and it's all about making money. Nothing to be mad about ;-)

    I swear me or rain linked you to this thread but I'm glad you were able to find it

    I found it cuz i got tagged ;(;(;(


    because - again - I'M AN IDIOT ;(;(;(



    also forgot to cry about this


    COMEBACK


    BALD CHANEYEOL


    NOT BALD KYUNGSOO


    C O M E B A C K


    dear lord, I'll take a mini-album. I'll take another power even though it's my least favorite title track.


    C O M E B A C K


    (now imagine if it's not a comeback but another ad or something :clown: this is exo, I'm used to being clowned :clown: )

    Me: Okay, why are there no new EXO topics in K-Lounge, are exo-l all asleep????????? :clown:


    Exo-l: ...yeah, we ain't got time for this shit anymore, we'll make our own lounge with blackjack and hookers.


    guys. guys i spend so little time on this forum, i didn't know this lounge was a thing. I'M AN IDIOT :clown: I'M SORRY :clown:


    (but also do post news in k-lounge from time to time ;( there must be more idiots like me ;(

    No matter how much K-companies salivate over western (particularly American) clout, C-fans and J-fans is where the real money's at. Has been ever since the beginning of Hallyu wave and will be unless there are some major shifts in the industry (no, groups getting somewhat popular with teens in America isn't that).


    Like, Lee Sooman even said out loud that if you want to make real money, you need China.


    I'd say Chinese fans are even more important numbers-wise than Japanese fans, but the problem with touring gives Japan an edge for the time being.


    If Hallyu ban is ever truly lifted - at least to the point that groups can do arena tours - then China will definitely take the mantle of the most important market.

    I thought Instagram is banned in China.

    majority of social media is banned, but that doesn't stop people from using vpn. Unless you use it to promote anti-chinese sentiment, the party kinda ignores it.



    helloooo

    it's been a long time

    :pepe-excited:


    I've been busy and feeling a bit sick lately so I'm not very active


    omg, you were gone too? damn I was lucky to tag you yesterday then ^^


    hope everything is better now <3

    Insta-activity is all that we're getting, but damn it's still a crumb and crumbs are worth A LOT to exo-l these days ;(


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    novemberrain do help out with the tag pls ;(

    Am I the only one who really loved the title track? In fact, I think it's my fave ever since Black Suit.


    I swear Yoo Young Jin puts crack into his tracks, I have no other explanation to why his chokehold on me hasn't let up since 2010 ;(;(;(


    (b-sides, are, of course superior, but that has been not only SuJu's but entire SM's thing since, like 2017 at the very least - they constantly keep choosing some of the more mediocre songs for titles AND I HAVE NO FREAKIN IDEA WHY).


    (also, congrats fellas, yesterday SuJu recorded their highest 1st week sales in just 1 day, so it looks like they're really gonna have their best-selling album in their 16th year. haters just keep activating suju curse :clown: )

    okay, Jongdae's not my favorite soloist because his music is very hit or miss with me ( ;( ) but he is my favorite vocalist (ever) and when someone talks about range - he's always the one to pop up in my head, so this one's gotta be about him.


    The Many Faces (or Voices) of Kim Jongdae


    1. The Legendary Rockdae


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    2, The Harmonizing King


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    3. The Crystal-Voiced Balladeer


    (yes, I'm using an EXO song. but we must all agree, it was HIS era)


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    Honestly, I'm a tad bit upset at him for keeping his solo music contained in pretty basic ballad genre (at least experiment a little dude, throw more rock and high notes in there), but as long as he's happy I'm just gonna be satisfied with the few that hit the spot for me (like love words and hold you tight) <3


    4. The OST King


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    5. And Most Obviously - The Master of High Notes


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    Didn't SM do a project with Ktown4u not too long ago to gauge if there was a demand for old NCT albums? Considering how NCT grew in 2019-2020, it's not surprising at all that their old out of print albums sold like hotcakes when they became available.


    What was surprising was that SM actually produced a new batch of them.


    I wish SM did that for other old albums for other groups, as well. I think at the very least Shinee, EXO and Red Velvet albums would sell additionally around 10-30k at least for each of them.


    (EXO's Overdose, The War, and several Christmas albums also sold several thousand each in the last weeks - I guess fans found an unsold batch at one of the shops, probably?


    Taeyeon's last mini also surged in sales in the last week from what I've seen.


    The problem is SM bases their album production on the first week - maybe a couple if fans are lucky - of pre-order and when the albums sell out, rarely produces a large additional batch again. EXO and SuJu fans have complained about this a thousand times.


    NCT seems to be a turning point for them, let's hope they show this kind of energy with their other groups in the future)

    Seems like we learned nothing from the Woojin scandal back in October (?)


    No, most are very likely made up by bandwagon people - either fully or blown out of proportion (like Soojin's scandal. No, having an argument with someone and being told hurtful stuff isn't bullying, even if it hurt your feelings).


    There might be a few who are telling the truth, but unless they actually put forward the accusations without playing anonymous - they're not credible at all in my eyes.


    I learned my lesson - anonymous internet declarations aren't worth shit. I'm gonna side with the victims when they actually put themselves forward and are ready to deal with the harsh consequences.


    (No, none of the idols I stan have been implicated, and I used to be bullied - being an obese bookworm teen girl won't make you beloved among classmates - so I have quite strong feelings towards the subject)

    I agree with you. Digitally I think we all know he'll do great, even more if digimon like IU talk about his song/album (like she did with That's okay)

    EXO soloists never disappoint :pepe-toast:


    I think Suho's success made me realize just how big of a powerhouse each one of them is, even outside of the group - since he was always perceived to be a less popular member alongside Chen.


    And then he came in like a storm and firmly planted himself right at the top of solo sales along with Baek.


    Damn, imagine if he gets a duet with IU, like Baek did with Bol4. Now that would be a power move.


    (And then there will only be Chen x Park Hyoshin collab left to complete the digimon trifecta :-D )