I am just here to see how things are going? Y’all enjoying your stay/pass through/siesta?
Alright then, let’s get down to business.
-No cut this time. Y’all gonna have to read all of this-
I just want to say thanks to anyone who has pressed that follow button, and did not unfollow. I appreciate that. I’m not of quality and I apologize for that. It takes a big person to not just leave when there is trash on their dash. Y’all are MVP’s.
Also thanks to the people who come in and read my shit. It’s not the best, or the most understandable, but people read it. I assume y’all do anyway. You are also MVP’s.
When you do that, I imagine some of you got some shit to say: you don’t like how I review things, you don’t think I actually listening to something, you disagree in general, you think I am not talking about something that actually is important…etc…etc.
Well…you are more than likely right. And that is okay. I would love to hear the feedback that floats through some of your minds (if that is even on your mind). I’m not going to exactly change if I don’t see for it, but feedback is most definitely welcomed.
Let me know that you exist, and that this is not the computer playing tricks on me.
So what I am trying to say: Comment. I want to hear your opinions on things. You might have heard something I didn’t musically. TaeTiSeo’s holler was a cute but forgettable track to me, but to you, there may have been some hidden symbolism or something. Like…by all means hit the comments up to explain that. Do that for any post. I had a Miss A post and I thought I would get some opinions, but it didn’t happen. That post was straight opinion, and you may have felt differently. So why not tell me about it?
Of course you are not obligated to do this. I just want to hear y’all on some things. No pressure!
Now we have to move on to site things…
I have been skimpy on the album reviews. Why? They take too much damn time. Even if I rush through one, and the album is no more than four to five songs, sans a remix and instrumental, that is at the very least a couple of hours of my time. I don’t just listen to the albums…if I am unfamiliar with the group and their dynamics…I have to go find out who is singing what, also I need to know what the song is about. Some of these songs have some critical differences in how they sound and their content. So I need to be prepared on all fronts. It may take a few days to find color coded lyrics (I have three places I go to for that tbh), so reviews at the very least take a couple of hours,m at the very most…a damn week. JYJ took two (and I didn’t even post that review). I had all the time in the world during the summer to listen to as many albums as I could. But I am back in school, and now I got other shit to do. That being said, I do still have a lot of albums to go through. I have a review tag for more than just music videos and shit. So I need to do better on that part.
Aside from album reviews I do singles and music videos. These are the easiset to get done. The translation is usually up within a few hours (if their 1TheK is not the one to upload it, or it is not under JYP, YG). The issue with these, is that I don’t get to every comeback, video, song…sometimes I am busy, sometimes I don’t care. To alleviate that, I want you guys to kind of just push someone to my attention. Please…comment.
If you have albums you want me to review, shoot me a message about the album and I will put it on my list.
Random K pop news
This is my least favorite thing to do for several reasons.
- I am a Public Relations Major. I have to keep up with what is happening in this fuck shit world on a daily basis…and sometimes…I don’t want to.
- A lot of the times, it is trash. Dating scandals are trash. Hearing about a man putting his hands on his partner is trash. Death is trash. Blackmailing for 5 million dollars when the information is not juicy…is stupid and trash.
- Sources…I have to keep up with sources…I dislike doing that. It’s a lot of work I don’t like putting in the time for. Whenever a new story breaks out, I have to go search for it…sometimes it doesn’t appear on one of the sites I frequent for K pop news…so that means I have to go looking on my own. I hate doing research that isn’t needed.
- I don’t care. There it is.
Overall, doing random K pop news will happen on the occasion, just…don’t expect me to invest in trying when something new always pops up. Certain idols are joining Roommate Season 2…yay.
Social Justice Stuff
I am a big advocate for Social Awareness. Equality is something that I have to fight for myself, and the internet has become such a good plateform to speak about shit in a space that is a bit more comforting. However…I cannot sit here and go in every chance I get on someone for doing some fucked up shit. I literally sit and do that on my twitter, and tumblr, and honestly the negativity of some spaces is monotonous. It needs to be done, yes. Keep highlighting the shit that happens to people. Fight the damn fight. For every seven that say you a lie, and it’s just K pop, there is one that takes you seriously and listens. I do not ignore what happens in K Pop. I went on a rant about K. Will and his comments to Hyorin, and I make comments about the whole culture does not excuse fucked up shit. It doesn’t.
Howeverhere….I don’t want to say I am not going to talk about it…but…it’s not the primary focus. Seoulbeats and Omonatheydidn’t provide that if you want to delve into that more…so head over to them.
Every once in a blue moon, maybe two, I will post something, and if comments (God helping they start to show up) want to go in that direction, I may/will participate (at the very least allow that space to be made), but ultimately I don’t want to have seven post in a row about sexism/colorism and say the same things over and over again (K Pop is lowkey*highkey* sexist, colorism is bad, this is racist, ignorance does not excuse anything, shaming, etc.). That doesn’t mean I don’t care. This particularly space will not focus heavily on that.
Now if something rubs me really raw, then I will talk about it (I’m at my limit so it may be soonish), and that may be more than one post. But just don’t look out too heavily for that mmkay?
These are fun to do, but the space they take up is unGodly. Not only that, often times they update right at the time of the comeback. So basically I have a day to find all the pictures, make a folder for them (because I am anal about that), open photoshop (for the feature image), and then do all that work. It sounds easy, but once again…for a person like me…it is work.
I will however start doing them again. Because I do like doing them, and they get me views…
My drafts are full of these. I will finish them and post them. That is all
Hopefully this is everything. I will try to get on posting regularly with denser content. I also know that I can be wordy, so I will try to jazz the posts up (like I tried with this one).
If you have questions…please hit my messages up. Or comment…that is what it is there for.
Anyway thank you for your time if you read this. It’s going to be a process in making this happen, but it will. I promise!