Khottie of the Week: iKON’s Jay (aka Jinhwan)

Posted by KpopontheDL on May 28, 2017

Khottie of the Week/ Music

This weeks post is a little bit about my Kpop journey from way back when I joined the fandom till now.  iKON debuted not long after I got into Kpop. I hadn’t watched WIN: Who’s Next or Mix&Match, but people had seemed really excited about them, and I like hip-hop based groups, so I was too.

However, pretty much from day 1, there was so much news about their questionable behavior that, even though I didn’t mind My Type and I really liked Rhythm Ta, I decided I wasn’t going to reward their shenanigans by spending time and money on them.

My first time ever contacting Kchat Jjigae, and Stephanie, was when iKON had their first comeback.  I had heard her talking about her mixed feeling for iKON as well and I was curious what she thought.  I believe in giving groups a chance to learn and grow, so I checked their new songs out.  I don’t know about Stephanie, but their sound was so BigBang that I was irritated and I abandoned them again.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when Alix (SaraG’s Kbestie and part of our little Ktribe) decides she’s into iKON and is going to learn all the members.  I decide to join her because, 1. I try not to be a hater, and 2. They’re obviously not going away and I really need to be forming an opinion of them based on actual knowledge and not crap I read on the internet, so…

Alix starts sending me pictures and gifs labeled “Name that idol!” (I had a little cheatsheet with their names next to both my work and home computers till I learned them.  They actually do have slightly difficult names to get your head around, so while I learned their original names, I get why they might have changed their stage names). I send Alix links to fanfic and video clips, and we both pick up watching their variety, including going back and watching Mix&Match.

Mix&Match was a great way to get to know them.  Good lord, they are talented.  But whats the best way get people to love your idols?  Pair them with puppies!  YG, the evil genius, put BI and Jinhwan on a show called Mari & Me which is them playing with dogs, and Seo In Guk.  I’d like to say I’m too strong to fall for that manipulation, but that would be a lie.

Through all of this, I find myself gravitating to Jinhwan (now, Jay), vocalist, dancer, and oldest of the group.  He’s their pocket idol, so of course he’s my favorite.

He reminds me of Seo In Guk a little bit.

And he’s willing to work it.

But I was telling myself that I was still in the casual, “we’re just friends”, stage of our relationship when Alix sends me a gif…

and I get honest-to-god flutters in my chest.  “This is your fault!”  I respond in dismay.

“Nope. I’m pretty sure it was that fanfic you sent that did it.”

She may be right.  Beware of fanfiction y’all, it messes with your emotions.

So, I guess it goes to show you that you never know where you’re going to end up in this crazy world of Kpop fandom.  I really have enjoyed getting to know the boys of iKON and I now consider myself a newbie fan.  So!  Who’s with us?  Post your iKON bias down below.  See you next week!

Episode 106: K-Juniors – A Redux

Posted by Cherry Cordial on May 26, 2017

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Episode 106: K-Juniors – A Redux

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It was brought to our attention that perhaps we should have consulted with some people in the know about Kdramas for juniors… like someone who actually has one. So, with special guest SaraG, we revisit the topic, plus with a visit with The Junior McFeeley coming up, we’re also talking Kpop recommendations!

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – It’s a Cold Cold World

Posted by SaraG on May 25, 2017

Music

Music is curative. It’s been a rough week because of a very personal loss, too much work and home stuff, and health related issues and it’s all really impacting my headspace. While I wanted to celebrate along with the rest of the fandom as BTS took one step closer to conquering the entire world, I found myself reacting uncharacteristically. I felt possessive and a smidge bitter…and if you know me, you know that’s not normal. I am not a jealous person and certainly not about music. Bands that I love are something I want to share with everyone. So instead of joining the frenzy, I withdrew a little bit in an attempt to figure out what was going on in my little brain.

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Whatever Happened To…Kchat Jjigae?

Posted by Stephanie on May 25, 2017

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(If you listen to the podcast, you probably already know this news, but for the sake of the others, pretend to be surprised.)

If you’ve been around Kchat (or long enough to remember Crazy for Kdrama) you’ll know that as of late there has been a real decrease in the amount of posting here. (Thanks, SaraG and KpopontheDL for keeping us alive!) This has been due in large part to the new schedule to my job and more importantly, the length of my commute. However. There is a plan in place which will hopefully help solve this vexing issue. Ready? Hold onto your hat! This is big.

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Musical Monday – I Am Totally Shaking My Hands in Excitement

Posted by SaraG on May 22, 2017

Music

Sometimes I have gut reactions to particular songs as if they were a living, breathing person. I’ve had a crush on a song, wanted to date a song, wanted to hang out in the living with popcorn and a song, and wanted to have a torrid affair with a song. I find cyphers particularly attractive in that ‘I’d make out with you in a club’ kind of way. The idea of a true cypher just really does something to me…freestyle rapping in a successive order with underground rules and structure and different styles and textures to the sounds. Gah….it’s so much.

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Khottie of the Week: Choa

Posted by KpopontheDL on May 20, 2017

Khottie of the Week/ Music

Its been a while since I’ve covered a girl and in honor of my rapidly approaching 2nd year anniversary in Kpop I am going to cover my very first girl group bias, AOA’s Choa.  I remember very clearing looking up my first Kpop video, EXO’s Growl and seeing down the side of YouTube the whole “Up Next” queue. The the next video was a group called AOA with Like a Cat.  I let it play. Read more

Episode 105: We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled KDrama Chat…

Posted by Cherry Cordial on May 19, 2017

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Episode 105: We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled KDrama Chat…

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It’s finally time to release the kraken! Or in this case, finally announce the news that is the huge upcoming change in Stephanie’s life and hopefully what that means for Kchat Jjigae. We follow it up with a theme-appropriate Who Would You.

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – So What’s the Lesson Here?

Posted by SaraG on May 18, 2017

Music

I can completely justify a video or styling concept not quite matching a song. Sometimes you have to give a group a little leeway when a look is just too amazing to pass up. But there are those moments, those horrible, glorious moments when the mismatch is so great you can’t look away. You can’t stop watching and you can’t stop yourself from making everyone around you watch…and then watch again. I’m not talking about when the stylist or director didn’t quite manage to pull off what they were going for (I’m looking at you BTS, We Go Hard – nobody has ever worn football shoulder pads with chains to look cool), I’m talking like complete and total divergence between song, dance, styling, and the storyline of the MV.

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Everything Coming Up Zombies!

Posted by Stephanie on May 18, 2017

Casting News

Perhaps it’s because I’ve got Zombies on the brain (or in this case, brainzzz…) but it seems that I’m seeing the pesky little creatures lately. What makes me the most excited? The pairing of Jang Dong Gun and Hyun Bin in a Joseon zombie movie!

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American Good Doctor

Posted by Stephanie on May 16, 2017

General

To the person who said I probably shouldn’t watch teasers as I don’t usually like them and they turn me off from the show, I say….good point. I am a member of the finicky sort who withers out here in the wily nilly. (Perhaps I should apologize now before you go to read further, I’m in a weird mood tonight and it will absolutely be reflected in my word choices.) Where was I? Oh yes, the perils of someone like me watching a teaser.

However. Sometimes the opposite can happen like it did with The Good DoctorRead more

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