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  1. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    It seems like they were going for choreo that's simple and relies entirely on stage presence and "swag", which imo they're not pulling off well. I've seen a few dance covers that pull that vibe off better than them. 
    I like that Jisoo gets a few stand out moments in the choreo, and that their not doing the whole "hidden member" thing as much here. Still, this choreography is underwhelming, and when they're out of sync or formation it's super obvious (more than usual). 
    Edit: Adding in that I really like Jisoo's confidence this era. It feels like she's seeing all these people saying she's improving and has taken it to heart. 
    Jennie still seems to be recovering from her injury, and I hope these promotions aren't prolonging it. Props to her for not sitting in a chair - I hate that chair because idols always look super miserable in it. 
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  2. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    Didn't notice the Chanel logo or accessories until something was said, and yeah, it is tacky that they've got a big Chanel logo on her while everyone else is just in white. I will never understand YG's insistence to have a stand out member. Plus, all 4 of them are affiliated with high end brands; if you want to show off, why not have them all rep those brands? 
    Still, I do really like these looks. I think broadcast stations have something against brand logos though, and Jennie doesn't seem like the type to cover up her giant rich girl flex - I mean brand representation. It's why a lot of stylist put that God-awful tape on idols clothes, I believe. 
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  3. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    All these outfits are ugly to me, including Lisa's "stand out" outfit. It's just baggy pants and a crop/tube top. It's basic, and only stands out for being the safest choice. Jisoo's outfit doesn't fit her body type in my opinion. Same with Jennie and whatever that was. Rosé's shorts fit her body type, but a denim ruffle is something that should not exist. 
    I'm a demon that loves demin too, so this is kinda disappointing fashion wise to me.
    Also, this stage has the least energy they've ever had on a professional music show. I wonder if they're holding back because Jennie's still injured. Call me crazy, but to me this doesn't seem like them just being lazy or lacking energy without the fancy camera tricks (like let's say the GMA performance or their James Cordan performance). This is the most cohesively lackluster they've been on a Korean program since they performed Forever Young at that award show in 2018. 
    Plus, if they're aware of how the voting works, then I think it just sunk in for Jennie and Rosé that Blinks aren't buying their music. 
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  4. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    ^^^ THIS!!!
    I want to add that even if you have good technique, if you don't have the tone for it then it's pretty hard to be taken seriously as a rapper. That's why I think a lot of Kpop fans like Blackpink so much. Compared to their peers, they have the "right" sound (aka deeper tones, and for Lisa imo a strong and confident blaccent). But they're not really involved in the music/lyric/production process of their music and everything down to the adlibs feels rehearsed, so on a technical level they're not good enough to be compared to CL or even Dahyun and Chaeyoung from Twice. 
    Sorry. Kpop fans annoy me when it comes to this topic. 
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  5. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    I actually like it. The only part that I dislike is the "Blackpink in your area" and "dundududundududu" part in the dance break. Are the lyrics kinda cringey? Yeah, but I don't listen to Blackpink for their lyricism. As bad as "it's a bird, it's a plane" is, the bar was set so low by "yeah, I'm a star, but no Patrick" that I decided not to dedicate any of my mental energy into evaluating the group for their lyricism. 
    All the things that frustrate me about this comeback are problems that I have had with every comeback since D4. We just keep getting another slice of the same pie. I hate that they're so predictable. It's one thing to have a signature sound, and it's another to completely lack versatility but be presented as the standard. Say what you want about TWICE, but at least the cutesy sound they kept for most of their career had its charms. I've never seen this many long term Blinks actually admit that they were disappointed by a release. The girl crush sound by all executions is not long lasting and needs to be switched up every now and again. Girl crush groups in 2020 shouldn't sound like girl crush groups from 2018 - the sound and aesthetic wears out too quick. 
    As well, this is not a song or MV that was worth waiting a whole year and some change for. 
    It is hilarious to see Blinks who are stuck in the cult-like mentality that they've created try to justify the backlash this is receiving by just saying that this is a pre-release. It's like they don't get that a song is a song, and if someone doesn't like a song, then there's no excuses to make. 
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  6. ZapGold added a post in a topic Edward Avila   

    Guys, I think the Kaachi cover is supposed to be ironic or something. Edward (and his delulu fanbase) have it in their minds that he's not the massive Koreaboo that he is, so them covering Kaachi was probably supposed to be an "upgrade" from "real" Kpop influencers or something. 
    Like Johnny, except Johnny can actually sing and is decent at mixing vocals. 
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  7. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    What's up with Lisa and all these wigs? 
    This also gives me "choose your fighter!" video game vibes. 
    Digging Jisoo's outfit, and Rosé. Jenlisa look kinda awkward and lifeless. 
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  8. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    Jisoo's the one who's trending the most right now, and it's not hard to see why. Jisoo's visual really is doing most of the work. The rest of their teasers look a little busy. 
    I'm happy Rosé's finally not blonde anymore, even though her hair does look a little chalky. Also liking the under-eye shadow, but honestly, the execution could be better. 
    Lisa and Jisoo look the best here, and I'm positive that Lisa's rabid fans are about to make this look trend. I hate the blush and pigtails on Rosé. I want to see this new color with a fishtail instead, tho, if it can be done. Her hair looks so damaged at the roots that it looks as synthetic as the extensions.
    Jennie doesn't really stand out in any of these teasers to me, even though I feel like they're doing the most with her and Lisa's styling. I just feel like the trends they're trying with her look better on the women that got to them first. 

    Her baby face is really getting in the way of (what I think is supposed to be) this femme-fatale thing they're trying to do with her. Wish they would have given her a more Western makeup look to pair with these looks. 
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  9. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    Congrats to TWICE! I feel like one of the only people feeling this comeback lol
    Anyway, did their comeback get moved again? Or... minor conspiracy theory... Do any of you think YG's arrogant enough to pull a Beyonce and drop a single, MV, and album without warning? A part of me thinks so, but a larger part of me knows he doesn't have the confidence to do that with Blackpink. 
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  10. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    Calling underweight Kpop idols "thick" is a trend that needs to die. Plus, Blackpink aren't even curvy according to Korean standards. They're literally admired for having ant waists/being thin. 
    There's nothing wrong with being skinny. Fans need to stop projecting, and get over themselves. 
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  11. ZapGold added a post in a topic Gangnam Unnie   

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  12. ZapGold added a post in a topic General "Non-Blacks Pretending to be Black or mixed Black"/Blackfishing Thread   

    Tanning is different from Blackfishing, as has been discussed extensively in this thread. 
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  13. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    Yep. Jisoo was also more popular at some point. 
    Pre debut and when they were rookies, Jennie was mostly known for her bullying accusations I believe. 
    Once Jennie got some clout and interest from Running Man, it seems like YG stopped paying attention to the others in favor of pushing Jennie to the forefront.
    Rosé honestly has a lot of potential for success, but I just don't see YG investing in it. Jennie could be successful in Korea as a solo artist, but I don't think she has the drive anymore. 
    In other news, Red Velvet's subunit just got delayed until mid-July. Right on time, because JYP just posted TWICE's highlight melody for their next mini. Honestly, if Blackpink is dropping anything in June, then I'm scared. TWICE is set to have a monster comeback. 
    It's seems like SM has picked their battle, though. And when they say they're delaying an album to give the fans a quality release, I believe them. So...the ball's in your court now, YG. ^.^
    (I know the replies are going to merge so there's a separation.)
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  14. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    YG scrambling for Western success for Blackpink is only a part of the issue in terms of their solos and releases. 
    Unpopular opinion, but Solo, imo, wasn't nearly as rushed to me in terms of timing. YG has always capitalized on Jennie's popularity, and at the time, Jennie was more popular than ever in Korea so it was time. The sheer amount of promo YG dedicated to Solo makes me think this was always a planned effort. As far as music production goes, that seemed rushed. However, that's not out of the ordinary for YG. It seems like one of those songs Teddy had on the back burner, it would take the least amount of effort/time/money to produce, and it kinda sounds like Gashina so it's capitalizing on trends. 
    Even her laziness scandal seemed like good timing to me, in the sense of "all publicity good publicity." I don't think YG expected it, and after trying to bury it didn't work, they just coasted off of her solo stans' new vigor to come up with a million different excuses to protect her. Now, Jennie's a "villain" and/or "victim", and her fanbase is even more rabid and loyal. 
    However, in terms of giving actual solos to the rest of them? I don't think their want for Western success has much to do with it. YG had months in between Solo and Coachella to come up with both a comeback for Blackpink and Rosé's solo. Rosé is popular for recording demos and songs at YG from what I've heard. (1,2,3) being originally considered for her only really strengthens my point. 
    There's no way Teddy doesn't have something in storage that he could have given to her, or she doesn't have something herself. Like, can you imagine Rosé having a music show run a few months before Kill This Love dropped? Of course! And, if anything, it would give them more Western success because, although she's not as popular as Jennie, fans still would eat up anything Blackpink related if they cared to release it. 
    YG just doesn't want to. They don't want to - 
    A) Have the song flop
    B) Have the song succeed and overshadow Jennie's success 
    C) Compromise the formula of release they've created for Blackpink 
    If they had used their time, money, and resources wisely then Rosé could've been had her solo. Releasing it before Kill This Love gets in the way of their "release a song once a year because quality and exclusivity" image, and although it would be an actual net benefit to their Western promotions imo, YG just wants their cake and to eat it too. The name of the game for Blackpink is to dedicate as little resources as possible and to make the largest profit. Another solo after spending so much money on Jennie's wasn't ideal, but they could have done it, and they didn't want to. Rosé, unfortunately, is just stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time...seemingly infinitely.
    Sorry the for the long ramble! ^.^
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  15. ZapGold added a post in a topic Blackpink (formerly Jennie Kim thread)   

    I really hate their cover of Sure Thing. When I was getting into them, Blinks hyped that cover so much that I thought it was going to be something spectacular. 
    Compare that to SNSD's Destiny's Child Cover:
    Not better than the original imo, but they have enough technique to pull it off at least. 
    Blackpink's cover was...cute. It literally reminded me of the first time I felt like I was a good singer and sang for my parents as a child. It did not feel like grown women covering a grown and sexy song to me like SNSD's cover did. 
    Blinks really pour so much energy into making Blackpink seem more talented than they are, but the truth is in 10 or 20 years when they look back on the groups they were into at the time (and Blackpink has disbanded), they'll realize that most of their talent was hype and image. 
    This isn't to say that Blackpink has no talent. I'm only saying the hype train is a powerful thing. 
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