Monday, December 16, 2013

Six words that most k-pop fans don't know how to use

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For those of you who find yourself agreeing with this anonymous commenter above, you'll probably not be surprised to know that this is not a recent development and I've actually always been an annoying cuntfaced asshole that people hate.  One of the things that used to annoy others a lot about me when I was younger is that I actually knew how to use English properly from a really young age.  However, I might be a cunt, but I'm not a fuckin' cunt, so it's time to help k-pop fandoms everywhere and give something back, by highlighting some of the ways in which people who write and discuss k-pop use words incorrectly.

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1.  UNDERRATED/OVERRATED

What the word actually means:

underrate
overra

How k-pop fans use it: to describe whatever the hell they want.

All the members of the most popular k-pop girl group ever are "underrated" somehow.  All of them.

underhyoyeon underjessica underseohyun undersooyoung undersunny undertaryeon undertiffany underyoona underyuri

The poor dears.  Look at them here, probably at some "underrated" award show I'm sure nobody has ever heard of.

snsdddd

Don't you just feel sorry for them?  Whenever will these special snowflakes get enough attention and praise?

In fact lots of k-pop idols are underrated, including obscure people like these...

underidol

I'd talk more about BigBang and how underrated they are but I wouldn't want to appear hipster and alienate everyone who hasn't heard of this shockingly underrated group...

underbbviews

...with all their weird songs nobody listens to...

underbigbs

WELL THEY CAN'T DO A VIDEO AND PROMOTIONS FOR EVERY FUCKING SONG THEY HAVE, YOU DUMBASS.

Anyway, you get the idea.  If the few people at the very top of the k-pop tree earning millions can be underrated, then so can anybody.   Actually I think my blogging is underrated, after all at the start of 2013 I broke out my motherfuckin' crystal ball and called out Crayon Pop as the most underrated group in k-pop before BarBarBar hit, so I think you should all show me more love, preferably in monetary form.  I think that prediction is worth $3.  If everybody reading this donated $3, I would be less underrated within an hour.

Of course, don't give me too much money, or I might become "overrated", like... you know, the members of SNSD:

rararahyoyeon rararajessica rararaseohyun rararasunny rararataeyeon rararatiffany rararayoona rararayuri

...and don't forget BigBang:

rararabbb

Overrated/underrated by WHO, anyway?  Is there some kind of official "ratings body" that is rating all these people?  How are they being rated?  Does someone keep track of all this?  Or is it possible that they're both overrated and underrated at the same time, by the same people?

snsdov

THANKS FOR FUCKING UP ALL THESE "RATINGS" I WAS TRYING TO KEEP TRACK OF.  It's all too fucking confusing for me.  Why not just say "I like this" or "I think this is shit" instead or worrying about "ratings" that don't even fucking exist and that nobody except you cares about.

2.  FLOP

What the word actually means:

flop

How k-pop fans use it: to describe any fucking thing at all that they just don't happen to like.

tarasexyf

Really?

tarasexyff

I hope my music career starts flopping this hard.  Why not just say "I don't like [insert group here]" instead?  It's okay, you're allowed to not like a group for whatever petty reason you think is important.

3.  CHEAP

What the word actually means:

cheap

How k-pop fans use it: any old which-way.

taracry

And what was that budget?

taracry2

To put this in perspective, the average very high-budget music video for a major label western artist might cost about $300 thousand if the shoot goes over multiple days, however most companies shoot the whole damn thing in one day where everybody stays up 24 hours until it's done, and this is standard practice both east and west.  While exceptionally high-budget videos do exist, they're the exception rather than the rule - $50-$150 thousand is a more normal expenditure for a decent professional-looking video funded by a major label.

Of course there's also "cheap" in the sense of "looking like a $2 stripper" but then I don't understand how that's a bad thing in these sexually enlightened times.  Some people like "cheap whore sexy" like just some others like "classy sexy" and there's nothing wrong with that because everyone has different sexual tastes.  I'm sure forward-thinking k-pop fans would agree that one isn't intrinsically better than the other and to say otherwise is judging people based on sexual preference and is therefore wrong and bad.  Isn't that right?

4.  RELEVANT/IRRELEVANT

What the word actually means:

relevant

Anyone with a brain can already see a problem here.  Who gets to decide what "the matter at hand" is?  Obviously Group A is relevant if you're a fan of Group A because Group A is the "matter at hand", whereas if you're a fan of Group B, Group A is suddenly "irrelevant".

Therefore the biggest group in the world can easily be "irrelevant" if you not a fan of them:

irrel

Not to mention the entire genre as a whole, if you're also not a fan:

kpopi

But if you ARE a fan, or if you have some kind of bizarre tinfoil-hat agenda to push, then even the most minor groups gain relevance - obviously.

The word "relevant" however doesn't mean anything on its own.  Something can only be relevant TO something else, it can't be "relevant" in and of itself.  A banana is relevant if you're hungry.  It's also potentially relevant if there isn't a dildo handy nearby, or you ran out of weed and want to try something new.  However a banana is not universally relevant because relevance is not a property that can be universally bestowed, but requires context.

afterschool-banana

For example if you're not into girls you may not find the above picture relevant.

5. USELESS/USEFUL

What the word actually means:

uselss

K-pop fans use it to talk about members in groups:

uselss2

Everyone has a use in k-pop as the reply deftly demonstrates, although he evaded talking about Hwayoung because he didn't want to be rude and just say "she's good for her rack and nothing else whatsoever"...

hway

...BUT THAT'S STILL A "USE", ANYWAY.  Please debut in acting soon, Hwayoung, my fap folder with your name on it hasn't been updated in a while.

6.  DELUSIONAL

What the word actually means:

delus

How k-pop fans use it - to refer to anything they disagree with.

Of course there IS a lot of well-documented delusion going on with many k-pop fans.  Anyone who follows Anti Kpop-Fangirl should surely know this.   However the word "delusional" has sadly been co-opted by the delusional to refer to anything which doesn't match their delusions, and thus has lost almost all of its usefulness and relevancy, this extremely cheap usage of this overrated flop word has made it irrelevant.


Just like this picture.


And this one.


This one too.

Your education is now complete.

27 comments:

  1. Its looks sort of cheap, they said,Like a drama on a tight budget, they said. T-ara´s comeback MV cost 1 million dolars :S THE MORE YOU KNOW

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    1. Second most expensive k-pop video ever made at the time of writing. Only B.A.P's "One Shot" cost more.

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    2. I heard that Gangkiz debut MV was really expensive as well as CL's.

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    3. Gangkiz's MV notched up a huge budget mainly through travel costs for staff and crew. However given that they were shooting the T-ara photobook and docos at the same time as doing the Gangkiz videos, you really have to divide the final figure by three. Don't know about CL's video, set design is certainly great but I don't see over half a mil there.

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  2. I love in the post about most useless group members they only say they girls have no talent and when in comes to the boys they're just like "They're all really talented, trust me" #Klassiq kpop fan

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    1. Also, Vocal ability was the only relevant piece of criteria for deciding whether an idol is useless or not, which I found rather hilarious.

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  3. This blog is sooo underrated! and its a cheap useless irrelevant flop.

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  4. Great Yura gifs. Since you included a pic from After School, here is the link for the teaser of their upcoming Japanese single. Note: Nana's hair is back to black.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn6ysaGfFIg

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    1. After School's Japanese singles are usually some of the greatest songs in musical history, so I'm quite excited for this. I like the beat already, though hopefully they won't pull a Starship ent on us and make the song sound nothing like it does in the teaser. Teensy bit disappointed that Nana isn't blonde anymore as it was kind of her signature but I suppose it still looks good. E-Young is fucking hot btw.

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    2. http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/AFTERSCHOOL---Shh/e9cfaa43b4cd6e2fd70c4b4824da9883

      very artsy

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    3. Ok, I've listened to it 3 times in a row, I believe. It reminded me of the acid housey beats I used to dance back in the 90ies, so I shed a couple of tears to. Sorry, I' m a (old) fag :(.

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    4. I am really digging the M/V except for the unnecessary close-ups of Lizzy.

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    5. early 90s is a just before my time but I have plenty of that in my collection and yeah, it's very reminiscent of that

      And it's a good thing SNSD arent coming back with a masculine concept like the rumours said they would, because AS would piss all over them (wait, that gives me a fanfic idea)

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  5. Lovey Dovey was pretty cool looking, but 1 million seems like just PR. Not even with the great zombie version I think it cost that much.

    The thing about SNSD members being called over/underrated really puts things into perspective.

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    1. When you think of how much a movie of the same length would cost to make, I think it's a realistic figure. The One Shot video doesn't look like much either but it's the length. Also anything with guns is always a fuckaround, takes days to shoot that stuff.

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    2. I don't think you can compare a movie and music video in terms of total costs.

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    3. If the music video essentially IS a movie, sure you can.

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    4. There's a lot more PR stuff involved with a movie, though.
      But, I guess since none of us was involved in the T-ara MV making, neither of us can say I'm correct with my assumption.

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  6. I really wanted to write a decent comment worthy of this article, as it is clearly one of the most accurate descriptions of biased netizen mindset.
    But then you posted Yura gifs and now I only have one hand left to write this comment.

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  7. am I deluded for thinking I might one day get to motorboat them titties?

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  8. Ahahahahaahahahahahah, I can't believe you linked TISM on a kpop blog :-D

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    1. flawless shitty oppars with a song for every occasion

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    2. I can't believe NOBODY ELSE HAS linked TISM on a k-pop blog before!

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