Posts Tagged ‘Infinite’

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Shocked Fans rant

July 12, 2011

Well, as you guys all knew. I ended my Kpop fanaticism a year ago. But to be honest, I couldn’t. I’m still into Kpop but since I’m working now, I can only follow one. And I followed INFINITE. The group I think actually will be one of the greatest as I said in my previous posts. Just give them the chance and opportunity. They can be the one to lead the Hallyu wave in the world. Them and SHINee.

Saying that, I have been active in fan forums. Its there that I get details on the boys. Right now, I’m a member of NoLimitInfinite and OverZero. Well I used to be in OverZero. Do correct me if I’m wrong but you’re allowed to give criticism in forums right? I was like that in OverZero and the nasty Administrators block me for being like that.

If you’re wondering what I said, here’s my message. My last 5 messages.

In Topic: [INTERVIEW] 100708 INFINITE PRACTICED 20 HOURS A DAY !
Posted 23 Jun 2011
I think this is a bit of an exaggeration. With the difficulty of their routine, they need more than 4 hours a day of rest.

In Topic: [NEWS] 110427 – Infinite Hoya’s Tongue Ache “About to Stay Sick in Bed”; Shakes the Hearts of Noonas
Posted 23 Jun 2011
I really don’t like this set up for forums. I can’t find my way around. Why are the news article not arrange by dates? I’m trying to look for news on their Japan debut but the dates gets me confuse.

In Topic: [LIVE] 110514 Infinite @ Kyeongbuk Youth Festival
Posted 23 Jun 2011
Again, I wished there was a group photo.

In Topic: [LIVE] 110519 Infinite @ Kunsan University
Posted 23 Jun 2011
There should have at least a group photo. Anyways….

Please do tell me if any of these messages is worth me banning because I don’t know why it should be? Or maybe I should reflect on myself? Do they want to read only, “Oppa, you’re the best.”, “They’re so underappreciated”, “They’re so in sync.”, and “They’re so handsome.”? I’m 23 years old. I can’t be like that. Not that I ever was.

I’m upset yes but more of disappointed that INSPIRITS have become these kind of fans. Its this same reason that I never got into SNSD. SONEs are just too much to handle. And now, it seems like INSPIRITS are heading on that direction. I dread the day that INFINITE performs on Dream Concert and have everyone in the crowd in silence.

A few days ago there was a war supposedly between two subbing teams of INFINITE that started when one of the members of a subbing team mock the efficiency of the other subbing team. I’m not going into details of that. You can find it in tumblr. I’m pointing out the obvious rise of negativity in the fandom. I Love INFINITE. I really do. But those who call them fans would really drive anyone away.

There’s a big difference between negativity and criticism. The things I posted, those were criticisms. The thing that OverZero did to me, that was negativity. That was plain cruel. I’m really really upset right now. It was never like this when I was an active fan in VIP, WonderFuls, and Cassiopeia. No one was ever driven away. As I said, since I’m working now, I can only follow one group. And it seems like I followed the wrong one.

INFINITE, I do hope you succeed. With all my heart, I really do. And I hope you’ll gain mature fans. Fans that would be open minded and are TRUE. This is the end I guess.

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Link Migration

June 13, 2011

It’s been a while guys. But to be clear, I’m not blogging once more. This post is just to inform you that the links to the music charts and everything else on my blog roll (Twitter, HomePage, Online Chart etc) will be migrated to my youtube channel.  I’m doing this as a favor to a friend. Don’t know why she wants it to be like that but it seems to mean a lot to her. Anyway, here’s the link to my channel.

Hope you guys an entertaining life. See you around…

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ShockedFan says Goodbye

January 1, 2011

As I stated a few months ago, I have decided to end shockedfan.wordpress.com to readily prepare myself to the next phase of my life. I’ll be graduating after this semester and kpop has no place in my future. So why bother stick with something that will bring nothing to your growth? I wanna build a career and I wanna be as successful as I can be. Also, I can’t be doing this forever. And as the year 2010 ends, it is a perfect way to end something that has become endearing to me.

I got into Kpop in 2008. Late May to be exact. And if you’ve been following me for the past year and a half, you would know that my Kpop fascination is highly attributed to the Wonder Girls song “So Hot”. I actually know Super Junior first because of my sister. She has this undying infatuation to Kim Kibum. But though she keeps telling me about the group, I never really got into them. They kinda remind me of those American boy groups that emerge in 90s. Selling songs with their looks.

But one day, I heard my sister playing this Super Junior song that caught my attention. I don’t know if you know “Sapphire Blue.” But after hearing that, it kept playing in my mind. So I googled Super Junior and “Sapphire Blue”. One of the search results was this post in popseoul.com. I checked the article and I think it was something about Super Junior T. Anyway, I went to the Home Page of popseoul and read this comeback article on Wonder Girls’ and their track “So Hot”. I listened to it and I like it. I wasn’t crazy about it yet but I did like it.

I forgotten all about it after that. I checked on Wonder Girls on youtube, when I was online again a few days later. The latest video post was this 2008 Dream Concert performance of theirs. And I was really blown away. That Dream Concert performance is the first Kpop performance I saw, and I remember how amazed I was. I was like “if everyone in Kpop performs like this, then I’ve been missing a lot.” For one thing, they distribute the song as evenly as possible unlike PCD and they perform, not just sing. Unlike the Spice Girls. And that was what really got me, the dancing.

A lot of girls now can dance, but what Wonder Girls still have is this synchronized blocking which I think only After School can replicate. Scratch that, I think as a group, f(x), Wonder Girls and After School are the only ones that can be deemed as great female dance groups. Again, I emphasize the edges. You’ll know Wonder Girls can dance because the edges of the routine are on the mark. The attention to details were also amazing. My favorite parts are that V-Line intro, that switch from Sohee to Ye Eun, and the entire rap.

Seeing Wonder Girls perform in that Dream Concert made me think what other groups would be worth my attention. I checked the other performances of the event. I saw SNSD, I rejected them quickly because that “Kissing You” was a bit troubling. I mean adult women holding lollipops, in mini skirt and singing “Kissing You, baby” is a bit like a porn. No offense intended. I grew up in the US and if SNSD will sing that, my impression will be the same as everyone else. Then there’s Super Junior Happy, MC Mong, then Epik High. And so on and so forth. To cut it short, aside for Wonder Girls, the only one I liked at the event was SHINee. I don’t like Replay but as performers, they were pretty good. Funny, DBSK was there too. I wonder why I didn’t remember them?

For over a year, I’ve been fascinated with Wonder Girls and SHINee. Well, Wonder Girls in the most part. SHINee just really got to me when they released “AMIGO”. A lot of groups emerge and that I got introduce. Some of which I like and some I don’t. Some are obviously just pretty faces.

What’s really sad about Korea is that they take into consideration the outer beauty too much. I’ve been to Korea and you just can’t imagination how much shallow Koreans are. Well, they are like just in Korea. When they leave the country, they become much more open-minded. I’m not hating on Koreans but it’s really sad how the good-looking just gets their way. I know it happens in life in general but in Korea it’s 3X worst.

Going back, as I’ve stated I’m departing from Kpop. I made this decision over 3 months ago. And in that time, it made me realize stuff. For one thing, this is one of the reason why Shinhwa, g.o.d., and FINKL’s popularity declined dramatically. It’s not that their fans abandoned them. They just moved on. Like what I’m doing right now. What defined an idol groups’ success is their fans. It is so true that Kpop is just for teenagers and students. For people who don’t have commitments and obligations that entails to their survival.

DBSK is the most popular group in Korea right now. But honestly, they are not taking in new fans. That 700,000 Cassies were the same 700,000 Cassies 3 years ago, with an exception of some few. What I’m trying to say, when young Koreans finally have the consciousness, to choose the fanclub to belong, they will not choose someone who debuted 3 years before their awakened consciousness. They will choose on the new groups that will catch fancy. A few years later, the cycle repeats. My point, when you start to come down, you won’t be able to come up again. Well, as high as you were before you were gone.

A few months ago I wrote this post saying that SNSD, Kara, 2PM should invest their time in promoting overseas. Because for a fact, that their popularity are going down already. I want to put emphasis on Kara and SNSD since their group concept is pretty much what other new cute girl groups are doing. And a year from now, fresher and younger groups will emerge that will leave the “just okay” groups in the dust. Cause like fashion, Kpop is obsessed with youth.

Sistar, T-ara, MBLAQ, and Infinite are the successors of the throne of SNSD, 2PM, Kara, 2NE1, 2AM and SHINee. Just as they succeeded Wonder Girls, DBSK and Big Bang. The other groups will succumb to newer and fresher idols that will come out. f(x) for example will surely plummet when they start promoting without Amber which I think they will soon.

Please continue loving Wonder Girls until you can. As well as Big Bang, MBLAQ, 2NE1, 2AM, Infinite, and SHINee. I think they really deserve love since they have been giving quality performances. DBSK should be included but I would be delusional. The truth is staring at us in our faces. They have disbanded.

This post is quite long but I just really want to say everything I want to say before I leave. And in my departure, I think it is only fitting that I should end my Kpop phase with the same video that made me fall in love with it. Here’s Wonder Girls’ “So Hot” performance in the 2008 Dream Concert.

AJA! Fighting!
감사합니다

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Online Streaming Link

December 29, 2010

I watch music shows most of the time in kpopflash.net. They air everything that has to do with Kpop. Well, not everything actually. But you can guarantee that this link will be able to help you watch music shows (M! Countdown, Music Bank, Music Core, and Inkigayo). And according to my sources, they will also air the Gayo Festivals. So enjoy! Another thing I will leave you guys.

I’ll try to update the links on my blogroll but I won’t promise anything. Though it’s vacation. I do have a lot of things to do.

[UPDATE]
Try this link as well. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kpopflash

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9th Most Talented Idol Group: Infinite

December 9, 2010

I know some of you might be wondering why a rookie group got this far in the ranking. But if you have been into Kpop as long as I have, you’ll know it when you see a diamond in the rough.

Infinite is the second coming of SHINee. What you see in Infinite now is what SHINee was two years ago. Infinite might even be stronger than SHINee when you compare their debut days’ performances. But then again, SHINee was younger than Infinite when they debut compared to the ages of Infinite when they debuted.

Infinite came to be known to the public because of their unbelievably synchronized performances. And to be that in sync, discipline is an utmost necessity. Some have noticed the similarity of U-Kiss and Infinite in terms of song distribution. But though they might have been depending too much on Sunggyu, WooHyun, Hoya, and Dongwoo for the vocals, so far their performances have not suffered with the inability of L, Sungyeol and Sungjong to keep up. But again, Taemin of SHINee was like that too before.

What’s going on for Infinite is potential. Right now you can see that there’s something there, and you can tell it can be harnessed. As I said in my previous posts, I think Infinite can be the next superstar. They can do other groups’ songs. But the Infinite’s biggest obstacle is that the company they are signed in are not that powerful to maximize that potential. Let’s face it, Kpop now is too political. A hit song can be determined by the powerful companies. Hot Potato for example had their “Confession” sweeping the entire nation but this accomplishment wasn’t even recognized.

Woolim Entertainment is an underdog company but if they can find Infinite “that” one song to catapult them to stardom, just one song strong enough to highlight what they can do, everything else will fall to place. Because that’s what Infinite lacks, opportunity.

That’s the 9th Most Talented Idol Group, I’ll leave you with my favorite performances of Infinite.

Infinite – Intro + Come Back Again

Infinite – She’s Back Practice

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Routine of Even Number Groups

November 20, 2010

I was watching Music Core this afternoon and I couldn’t help but notice the imbalance in the routine of SNSD. I read in allkpop that Tiffany of SNSD will be halting promotions because of some injury. I didn’t really bother to know what kind of injury though.

A routine with an even number of members doesn’t really look good. It’s either the routine will not look balance because one side will have more members than the other side, or someone will be hidden from view to keep the formation balance. A lot of groups actually suffer from this. I don’t know if their fans mind but I do.

Some of these groups that adopt the “member hidden to keep formation balance” philosophy are After School and 2pm. Remember After School’s “Bang” promotion. You can barely see UEE though the routine looks spot on. With 2PM, after Jaebeom withdrawal, the group also adopted the philosophy. One member is always hidden from view to keep the routine balance.

The other philosophy is the “show all member though formation looks imbalance”. I think the only groups that can make this work, are the 4 member groups like 2NE1 and Miss A. Anything greater than that will make the routine messy.

I don’t know if this article actually have sense to you. I just want to say that even number groups kinda have to suffer their routines. I mean any routine is best performed by odd number groups. Just look at SHINee and Wonder Girls. Maybe that’s why Seongyeol of Infinite was accepted in the group. Just some thoughts. To some of you who didn’t know. Seongyeol of Infinite was the last member to enter the group. And I mean he joined the group really really late. From his interviews, he had to work so hard to catch up. That gave me the impression that Infinite was supposed to be a 6-member group but since Infinite is projected to be this amazing dance group, they have to recruit another one to not let the routine be messy. So maybe that’s why he doesn’t have that much lines. Again, these are mere deductions of mine.

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Dance Versions Part 2

November 4, 2010

Now here are the noteworthy rookies of 2010. I think these 4 are really gonna go places. Just give the right songs and opportunity, these 4 will indeed be big.

Infinite’s “She’s Back”

Sista’s “Shady Girl”

miss A’s “Breathe”

Teen Top’s “Clap”

I know I said dance versions does not include cut vids, but I guess the Miss A dance version is ok since the entire routine can be seen.

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