Sunday, May 19, 2013

That silly little sitcom 'We Got Married' starring SHINee's Taemin PART 2 Extreme Style! *Spoiler Alert*

I was really Really REALLY mad watching the 130819 episode of We Got Married. 
To the extreme! YES Yes yes I KNOW its scripted, still nothing stops our magnificent maknae from speaking his mind! We all know him well enough to see that many of his reactions are the real thing.
He never could hide his real feelings.

Having to watch Taemin's face when he heard someone in the crowd call Na Eun a slut was truly and utterly painful. My worst fears realized. I'm not gonna rant here, though I could. No instead I choose to look at the positives. Like how cute was Taemin sticking his cell phone out the window of the van leaving Inkigayo today?

Look at him showing it off! Kinda like f**k ya all! I'ma toss this in your face and you're gonna like it!  Extreme Taemin strikes again!

When I saw him talking about being part of the Single Troop and saying he didn't like couple items because he was jealous I yelled "Good for you Taeminnie ah! I'm so glad you're doing WGM! You get to experience something normal for once!" 

How cute were they talking about hanging out at the playground? Till 6th grade, all I could think of then was, "Well Taemin, after 6th grade you joined SME and your normal life was pretty much over by then. 

He never really got to experience the normal relationship interactions. I know I know there have been rumors, including the most recent one about him dating a non-celeb, and that may indeed have been true, but apparently nothing lasted. Was that because of the Idol Life? Perhaps, more likely it was due to extreme inexperience. At any rate, Taemin seems to be forming definite ideas about what he wants and how he wants to do it.

Taemin is approaching this role like he does sports, like he pretty much does everything, Extreme Style!
Ottoke Taeminnie ah???? What are we gonna do with you!?
Stormy out!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Has SHINee Peaked? Let's play can SHINee top this.

I'm a little worried....I know I know, you all probably see me as the bitchy, oh what can I find wrong now article writer, and sometimes I am. I've evolved, I was not always this way. When I first started my writing career I was always positive and tended to be semi-delusional especially about my loves. I was always honest. I still am. 
I love SHINee, all of SHINee, please don't ever forget that.
A little something has been worrying me way back in my brain since SHINee's comeback with 'Why So Serious?'  Has SHINee peaked? 
Lets go back to Lucifer. Lucifer was really the beginning of big changes for SHINee. Jonghyun's long note in Lucifer was killer. Fans timed it out to almost 20 seconds in some live performances. Killer. The choreo? Also killer. Onew in particular complained a lot about Lucifers choreography.
Lucifer won multiple awards for SHINee including 2 on Mubank and twice on Inkigayo as well as a GDA for 2010 and Bonsang for 2011.(Nominated for best choreo JVMA 2012)
How to top that? Sherlock. Lets combine TWO songs and get Tony Testa to do the choreography. Who does this?!!! SHINee did this. Oh that high stepping dance! SHINee almost collapsed on stage from the dance alone. Still they managed to not only perform it flawlessly, they also performed it LIVE! Sherlock won 2012 Best Male Dance MAMA's, a 2013 GDA Disk Bonsang and 8 Music Show awards. There was no stopping SHINee! Can they top this?
Exhausted from Japan promo's SHINee comes back with 'Chapter 1 Dream Girl' So this time Tony Testa decides to add props to SHINee's choreography. Wait WHUT? Add microphone stands to the dance? YES Yes yes, Mr. Testa went there. The results? 10 Music Show Awards and an ALL Kill. Phenomenal! Who can beat them now?
This my friends and fans brings us to today and why I'm so worried right here, right now.
There has been lots of complaints about 'Why So Serious?' starting with Jonghyun not participating due to his car accident, to 'Why So Serious?' just being a lousy song. Lousy? From SHINee???? Really really? This opinion came from both Knetizens & Inetizens btw.
SHINee has been promoting this song for several weeks now and....not one music show win. NOT ONE!!!! How could this be true???? What the hell goes on here?
First off, there were changes in the voting process having to do with the sales both digital and physical. It actually has done quite well in digital sales. Then there is the live vote. Who's been winning? One word...Psy. Has been wining pretty much everything with 'Gentleman' 
'Why So Serious?' did manage to top the Billboard World Music Charts. Quite impressive really! Was it the change in choreographer to Devin Jamieson? I don't think so. The choreography is still world class in my book. 
My only complaint here? Since when does a SHINee member get a pass on doing tough choreo?
Onew did state that the man-split caused him some back pain and with Jonghyun already out, they really don't need to lose another member. Things are tough enough right now for SHINee. Is it Taemin's participation in WGM? Some fans did threaten to leave the fandom because of it, but I highly doubt enough left to make any real difference.  
Did they comeback too fast with Chapter 2?
Hence my worry. Its been a long time since SHINee has promoted without wining something! Maybe I'm spoiled. Maybe I just expect SHINee to perform on music shows and to win. Maybe I'm being all delulu again.
BTW 4Minute won today.....without Hyuna....

Then there is the dreaded 5 year curse, 
SHINee celebrates their 5 year anniversary May 28 this month......
So has SHINee peaked? Have they outdone themselves? Have they set the bar so high its difficult to top themselves now? I sure hope not. I guess I still have more questions than answers. One thing I know for sure. I adore my SHINee boys!
Every last quirky, nerdy, fabulous one of them, and I fully expect to continue to see them out doing themselves for years to come.
 "FIGHTING SHINee! You've worked hard!"
Stormy out!

Friday, May 3, 2013

That silly little sitcom 'We Got Married' starring SHINee's Taemin

Have you ever wondered how netizen comments affect idols? Do they even see what we're saying? Some celebrities say they don't monitor due to hurtful comments. We certainly know some do, as is the case with Taemin in his newest roll on 'We got married'.
Over the last few days I have seen Taemin apologize and refuse to talk about WGM.
Wait whut??? apologize??? For taking part on a very popular program? For doing his job?
Really? Really really???
We all know there are haters out there, every celebrity has to deal with them, and normally we  don't hear much, it's all part of their job.
Onew and Taemin with Jang Kiha credit:Jang Kiha's tweet

Today Onew, Key, Minho and Taemin appeared on SBS power FM Jang Ki Ha's Amazing radio. 
Once again when the subject of Taemin's newest program came up, he said to the fans upset over WGM "I'm sorry but i hope you watch it thinking 'oh he can do such a thing"
It seems even the SHINee members felt the need to defend Taemin today because Onew said "think like he is doing a sitcom" to which Taemin agreed "YES!"
Seldom does Onew as leader come out but I think its pretty significant he felt the need to speak up and defend his maknae today. 
I can only imagine whats been going on at the dorm and possibly even at SME.

Now everyone knows that Taemin is my ultimate bias and therefore are probably thinking I'm all delulu and butthurt. Well sorry friends and fans, that's not really the case here and I'm not some tweenie fangirl, I'm an adult and I'm concerned about what this might be doing to Taemin himself. There's the very real possibility that all this hate might interfere with how Taemin interacts with Na Eun on the show! Some of the cutest parts of the show are the backhugs and hand holding. Will he be inclined to do so while worrying how much more hate will happen when he does this? How could he NOT be concerned?
I was really sad when JKH asked Taemin to leave a message for Na Eun and....silence.
He wouldn't or couldn't? say anything.
I really thought things were settling down a bit after the first episode of WGM aired but I guess I was wrong. Netezin's just need to leave them alone and just let them do their jobs.
We fans love to see every moment we can catch of our idols, except I guess, when we don't like what they are doing. Then certain netizen's feel the need to blast them and take them the ground if necessary.
Let Taemin do his job! Which is to entertain us and make us smile!
Don't make him feel bad and apologetic!
Personally I was smiling like a nuna fool while watching their sweet interactions.
How about you?
special thanks to jujugal (@juju_home) for her always wonderful realtime translations.
You rock! ^^

Video of SHINee on SBS power FM Jang Ki Ha's Amazing radio

130503 SBS 장기하의 대단한 라디오 샤이니 
Youtube credit: onsoo lee

This was also shared as a Guest Post on Oddness/Weirdness my good chingu Diva's blog ^^

Monday, March 25, 2013

Onew Onew Onew.....Jinki!

Well....Only something like this would bring me out of my medical leave these days lol.
(For those who don't know....I had a problem with my heart or actually one of the blood vessels and had surgery to correct it, which was very successful and I am recovering nicely)
International fans have been taking a lot of crap recently but quite honestly....I've never been prouder to be one than I am today. As a whole, we seem to be much more accepting to the idea that Onew could possible be in a relationship. I wonder if maybe its because as a whole we tend to be older and more mature? I am not even going to get into the whole cultural differences issue here because quite honestly unless you're a brand new kpop fan you're at least aware and not surprised by this issue.
I guess if you're a casual Shawol/kpop fan Onew dating came as a big surprise. If you delve a little deeper like some of us this was not new, in fact rumors about Jinki and After School's Jungah date back years, with Onew himself saying she is his ideal type since least. In fact....of all the SHINee members, Onew was the 1st member I ever saw a stalker/saesang picture of, him with a female being quite close, from I believe late 2009 or early 2010. I have a whole folder of them now, unfortunately I didn't save it because well, it really didn't concern me even back then. He's a man....after all.
Super Junior members, and especially Heechul have never hidden the fact that...idols date. They always have, they always will, they are humans with human needs. Considering the very stressful (insert Kang Gary scream here "STRESssss!!!!") lives they lead, don't they deserve to at least unwind with a little human companionship? 
No one ships Jongkey and 2MIN harder than I do, but, having said that I have long since accepted (even Taemin's rumored relationship with a nonceleb) that things go on we will never really know the truth about. Some of those being that they date, they love, they fight....they make mistakes. They even OMG smoke?
Yes friends and fans.....that was an e-cigarette that Onew was puffin on. I'm probably more surprised about that than anything because I adore Onew's honey voice and wouldn't want to hear that ruined, oh well, his choice not mine. He is a 25 year old man after all.
In conclusion, I say "Let the man live!" Having seen Jinki go through what appears to be bouts of depression and considering his recent "scandals" he deserves what ever small moments of normalcy he can fit into his life without fandom's going all apeshit. 
And as my friend Divalcious says "Get it! Get it!" 


Monday, February 25, 2013

AA aka Double A - Spit or Swallow?

SooOOOoooooo who remembers these guys?
Who was it? oh yeah Woosang, Aoora, Hoik, Joowon and that cute little side dish known as Kimchi. remember them? Had a great promotion with 'Because I'm Crazy'?

Had that crazy dance move that everyone was trying to do?

Did some nice photo shoots?
Gave us TONS of fanservice >.>
Basically made us fall entirely in love with them and then......
and then.......nothing. Well not really nothing.
Aoora tweeted a lot, Woosang too.
  From the Lady GaGa concert...
Their 100 Day Anniversary on 120210

And then came the teasers for a comeback....

I was all E.X.C.I.T.E.D.
All was for naught excuses, no news...just N.O.T.H.I.N.G.
So now I hear rumors that there is a comeback in the works....
As much as I loved AA I just can't get excited this time
I'll believe it when I see it.

Spit or Swallow AA

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Music Radar! wishes everyone a SHINee weekend! 너란 말야 - U

My Music Radar! wishes everyone a SHINee weekend! 
For your listening pleasure 너란 말야 - U
Youtube credit:  MissMoniqueunique


Friday, February 15, 2013

My Music Radar! wishes everyone a SHINee weekend! Please Don't Go

My Music Radar! wishes everyone a SHINee weekend!
For your listening pleasure Please...Don't Go!

Youtube Credit: Jsaranghae