The one thing that sticks with me after watching her stages is how dead the crowd is. Everyone is still, there are so few people chanting, and the cheers at the end really sound like the prerecorded ones music shows use on nugu groups. I didn't really like Birthday, and I thought that the stage was bland and not well executed, but that reaction really hurt me, considering this is something she's been working towards for years.
Well to be fair, all fansites have to sneak cameras into concerts, and a lot of popular ones tend to have really good relationships with the idol(s) they photograph, thus being allowed to bring in DCLRs to fanmeets, being recognized my face/name by the group members, and even being given schedule information so that they can take photos (hence airport photos). Companies like to take advantage of these "good ones" because they're not creepy and provide what's basically free marketing. Also, almost all fansites sell stuff (photo books, signs, lightstick covers, anything they can make with their photos) because in order to go to concerts to take photos, they have to get concert money. Again, companies don't mind because fansites selling their own merch doesn't actually take away from an idol's sales, and fansites usually buy at least 100 albums themselves. I get where you're coming from with the whole stalker fansite thing, as there are definitely some creepy ones, but the criteria you mentioned can be applied to any and all fansites... If they weren't allowed/encouraged to do those things then fansites couldn't and wouldn't be a thing. More specific sasaeng fansite criteria is stuff like following them onto a flight/dorm/hotel, getting into car chases with the members, buying and selling information, etc. There are fraudulent fansites too, but that's another matter.
The main question that pops into my head is: what is she going to do with the rest of her life? She trained for nine years, and has experienced a normal life for the past two. I have no idea if she's going to a physical school or not, but if not her life is probably pretty lonely, as her social circle, especially in the US and this point, is so so small. Also she's 17, and I have to wonder if she's considering college? Or is YT going to be her main gig? To spend your entire life in the spotlight seems tiring, and she's still so young...
Not to mention that celebrities work crazy hours and have specific places/areas they go to only at particular times. To even see a celebrity when they're not doing promotions (because then they have to move around a lot to get to venues, etc) is just pure luck, but to interact with them? Yeah, as if. Not to mention that no idol would risk their career by being on tinder.... the lies this girl will tell for clout
It was last year in sept/oct 2018 around pages 2 and 3 of this thread. The question was super awkwardly asked so either she used that as an excuse to not properly answer or it was so wrong she just had no idea what they were talking about. If it was the former I have no idea why she would try and hide it.
Yeah, I don't imagine Kyulkyung will ever come back to Korea, but it's been pretty widely known that Pledis and Stone are planning to create a collaborative girl group. Apparently Pledis has been training the girls and Stone will be their management companies because Pledis is too busy with their four active groups. I really think that Yehana and Seongyeon have a chance at redebut simply because, while not as popular as the other girls, they contributed a lot to Pristin in terms of songwriting and choreography. The only imaginable reason that they stayed would have to be that they've either been promised a spot in this new group (so that the companies can save some money), or Pledis is keeping them for in-house production jobs. Also, I love Pristin as much as everyone else on this thread, but there must've been some large issues for them to break up a promising gg only two years in, as that reflects really poorly on them. Not only that, but they invested millions in those girls-- just giving up after they did well doesn't make sense from a financial standpoint. I really hope Kyla spills soon because I want to know what went down.
I feel like SM's just reusing the whole EXO concept with Superhuman... Like yes, I understand that EXO doesn't own that concept, but I just can't shake the feeling that it's being reused since EXO has all but broken up. I like the song, yes, but it's just MAMA 2019 ver.
Kyla says she'll be spilling so I'm just going to wait... the tea is either going to be incredibly hot or devastatingly sad. Either way, I think that even with their disbandment, a couple members will be recycled into the new gg that will likely feature Gaeun and Yunjin, but I can't be sure. Still very disappointed though, as both Kyla and Xiyeon donated nine years of their adolescence to train for a career that would end up lasting only five months... poor girls.
The thread on Dakota also has Michelle's message to Kiki via her IG story where she basically says that Kiki doesn't know who she's dealing with and that by copyrighting the video she made a "rookie mistake..." Michelle is going all scary-girl with the copyright strike but that doesn't surprise me after how far she went last time this happened.
I think TBL is trying to pull a Soyeon/G-Idle with Somi. Right after her delay, TBL started this big trainee search. In the past few months they've been straight up just showing up at random schools to scout and holding official auditions throughout the country. My best guess would be that while prepping for Somi's debut, they realized that her being a solo was not going to work out in the long run, so they put the breaks on her project to think things through (how to make her career viable) and decided they needed to build her a group. So while Somi has a comeback or two and is building a fanbase, they'll be speed-training a bunch of girls to join Somi in a gg.