Saturday, January 20, 2018

The No True Fan Fallacy or #NotAllFans

As social media continues to grow and develop, it's become harder and harder for fandoms to keep their bullshit under wraps (not that it seems like they're particularly committed to trying). However, it almost seems like it's a game of oneupsmanship sometimes with rival fandoms practically challenging each other to do more and more over the top shit to their faves in the name of TRU FANDOM. After all, how are you going to say you love oppa the most if you don't shave your head, dress like a boy, barge your way into the men's restroom, take a pic with your oppas on the shitter, and then post it to the internet with your custom watermark as proof?? How can you really say you're a fan of your oppas if you're not willing to write them a letter with your menstrual blood and post the bloody pad inkwell as proof??

Morally Outraged Hipster Seohyun takes offense to any accusations that she is no REAL fan.
It's become all too common for fellow fans to dismiss such individuals as "lone wolves" who "don't represent the fandom as a whole" or have "mental illnesses" (Rhetoric sound familiar? It's pretty much the same as the rhetoric used to dismiss white domestic terrorists, but we won't get into that here.) as if to distance themselves from association with said people. Do you know what the MOST absolutely bullshit reason to use in this situation is though?
"Well, that's not a REAL fan."                         
                 -President of the REAL Fan Fanclub of X-Group 
To begin dissecting why that's just hilarious bullshit, you need to know a few things about logical fallacies, specifically, the No True Scotsman.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Zaku's Top 50 Songs of 2017, #25 - 1

I was slacking on finishing the rest of my list due to a combination of laziness, sickness, and work, but at least I finished right?!

Prevously: Top 50 - 26

Without further ado, here is the remainder of my top 50 list of 2017!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

There are Better Ways to Support Your Oppa than YouTube Views


Many Kpop fans have been fingering their clits over how much YouTube views their favorite groups garner in a stated period of time. For example, every week Soompi has an article or seven about which Twice MV reached a certain milestone for views. Many fans brag about how viewing the MV a lot will benefit their oppas and unnies. Me being an accountant, I will show you why many of these fans are wasting their time.


Friday, January 12, 2018

The Beginning of Twice's Downfall



I have been dreading this day since Twice blew up with "Cheer Up" in 2016. By having three really fucking hot Japanese members, it didn't take a genius to know that Twice would eventually have Japanese promotions. However, Twice really blew up, and quickly became Korea's national girl group in 2016 with the releases of "Cheer Up" and "TT". Japanese promotions were imminent, and the results so far are worse than I expected.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ivy Shao



These days I've been busy watching "The Perfect Match," which stars Ivy Shao. I discovered her in the 2016 drama "Back to 1989". I posted about her two years ago here, but I didn't do her justice.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Zaku's Top 50 Songs of 2017, #50 - 26

It's been a long time since I've actively sought out KPop songs to listen to, so you'll have to excuse me for taking a while to get back into the true swing of things. I think I've done an admirable job digesting over a year's worth of content over the span of the last couple of days. That said, there's probably huge gaping holes in my Kpop knowledge still but what's new TBH...?

Without further ado, here's my look back on 2017.