ASTRO’s Moonbin, A Growing-dol True to Its Definition
If you’re asking who is ASTRO’s Moonbin, Rookie group ASTRO who celebrated their 1st year anniversary since debut last month. The 6 members debuted at an average age of 18 years old and gained titles like, ‘sprout-dols’, 'growth-dols’, 'refreshing-dols’, etc., with their fresh charms. Despite their young age, ASTRO expanded their fandom through every promotion with their growing sides. If there was one familiar face amongst them then that face would probably be Moonbin’s, ASTRO’s sub-vocal and main dancer. Moonbin, who was born in 1998, shared with the public his growth process, from being a 9 year old boy to becoming a 20 year old youth.
'Growth-dol’ Moonbin’s timeline 2006 - DBSK’s Balloons MV 2007 - SBS 'Star King’ Little Shinki 2009 - KB2 'Boys Over Flowers’ 2015 - Webdrama 'To Be Continued 2016 - ASTRO’s debut
Moonbin, a growth-dol as is In 2006, Moonbin appeared as U-Know Yunho’s child character in extremely popular idol DBSK’s Balloons MV. At that time, he was known amongst DBSK’s fans as the 'young Yunho’ and was favoured by them. As a matter of fact, he also appeared in SBS variety program 'Star King’ as Little Shinki and showed off extraordinary singing and dancing, receiving praise from U-Know Yunho, “You’re cool.” That was when Moonbin was 9 years old.
Moonbin, who captured the hearts of 'aunt-fans’ with his way of talking that was overflowing with cuteness, his bright smile and his facial features that were perfect since he was young, promoted as a kids model and child actor. In 2009, he played the child character of F4’s Kim Bum (So Yi Jeong’s character) from KBS2’s popular drama, 'Boys Over Flowers’, and showed off his tearful acting.
Last year, tenasia met up with Moonbin and told him, “It feels new meeting Little Shinki’s Moonbin again as ASTRO’s Moonbin.” He replied, “I can’t believe you knew me, it’s fascinating to me too,” and laughed as he continued, “To be honest, it wasn’t by my own will that I stepped foot in the entertainment industry. I naturally came to know about singing, dancing and acting but then I found it enjoyable dancing and singing in front of other people.”
Moonbin actually started his trainee life at a young age, that time alone went way beyond 5 years. Even amongst ASTRO’s members he’s said to be the member who went through a long trainee period.
“If you’re talking about my glory days (a new term to describe one’s heydays that have come and gone) then it has to be in my 3rd year of middle school when I stood on stage for a school festival. Everyone knew I was a trainee but since I didn’t show them the singing or dancing side of me, they said, "This year is the last so dance.” I also thought to myself that “Alright, I’ll show them,” so I stood on stage. I had to dance in front of the whole school and I didn’t even manage to rehearse properly yet I was going up on stage, I was extremely nervous. But I became more relaxed once the music started playing. I enjoyed the attention from people who were watching me dance as I listened to the music. I think my fear just completely disappeared then (laughs).“
The boy who naturally embraced singing and dancing put in his own effort and enjoyed himself and finally became a real singer. He’s now grown to become a dancer that cannot be left out from ASTRO’s synchronised choreography and a vocal that enriches ASTRO’s music with his unique vocal color. He’s receiving love not as someone else’s child actor but entirely as ASTRO’s Moonbin.
Moonbin worked part time at a coffee shop before his debut. It was an opportunity given to him by his company because he didn’t know how to communicate (with others) having started his entertainment industry life since a young age. He said, "I shared conversations with the staff hyungs and noonas, made coffee and learnt how to respond to people as I yielded to the customers. That was when I felt that whatever it may be, you have to face it head-on.”
“ASTRO has the title 'sprout-dols’. I want to work hard until the sprout grows into a big tree. I also want to tell myself to have more self-confidence. The sense of burden is as much as the anticipation many people have for us but ASTRO isn’t a group who does music to show it to someone, we do music because we like it. I hope that I don’t forget for a long time that I’m singing and dancing because I like it. I want to continue showing a developing side of me that will catch your attention.”
It’s a given for his singing and dancing skills but even developing the right mentality, I’m proud of Moonbin. As his hopes, Moonbin’s growth is in the present continuous tense. At ASTRO’s first official fanmeeting that was held last month in commemoration of their 1st anniversary since debut, Moonbin wore a black suit and showed off powerful choreography and he was definitely different from the little smiling Moonbin who was holding onto a balloon. A growing-dol true to its definition, I support Moonbin’s never ending growth story.
*cries* siwon’s so sweet…always there when hyukkie is crying, always holding him and kissing him on the forehead to help calm him down…it’s so beautiful!!!! T_______________T siwon’s so sweet and I just wanna say thank you for taking care of bb hyukkie <3 *gross weeping* (top image via)
What Y/N's Life Has Become (Chuck Shurley x Reader)
Summary: Just some cute Chuck Shurley fluffiness!
A/N: Part of this includes the 200th episode. I may modify some stuff about the show, but the overall element stays the same. I freaking loved the 200th episode!
WARNING: Parts of this imagine may contain an overflow of cuteness! :)
Y/N Shurley walked throughout the first floor of her and her husband’s home just tidying up wherever necessary. It wasn’t really so much a necessity to do it as much as it was a way to fill up time until Chuck got back home from the store. Once he got back home, they would head out to go and attend a musical that was based off of Chuck’s books. It was being put on by the drama club of a local all girls school.
Y/N’s thoughts were interrupted by a small voice as it entered the kitchen.
No More Dream: Forehead Hobi hadn’t died. Chubby cheek Jimin had abs and Jin showed us you can look somewhat “gangster” while driving a school bus.
We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2: Rapmon had a toothebrush on his head. Suga didn’t understand the concept of playing one sport at a time and Jungkook let us know that he was famous worldwide.
N.O.: School is hard, be yourself. Three dollar chains and cool violins. Clothes stolen from GD’s closet. Pretty neat dance/fight break.
Boy In Luv: Checking out your friend’s junk in the bathroom while your other friends harass and bully a girl into loving them. Give her a flower cause girls love that crap. Lots of tongue being stuck out action to really woo the stans.
Just One Day: A cutesy love fest featuring low tone Taehyung and flirty Namjoon. The fetuses first attempt at cuteness with overflowing aegyo.
Danger: Bad boy concept level 2000, Rapmon gave himself a tattoo, Suga couldn’t play basketball and Jin was edgy and burned up shopping carts.
War of Hormone: The fabric department failed Jungkook. Taehyung showed us the wonders of a sucker, and Jibooty made it’s glorious appearance.
I Need U: Almost everyone might be dead and your guess is as good as mine because nobody still has any idea what this video was about.
Dope: Guess that costume party where we rap about how we work harder than you. Introduced a new level of kpop choreography. Loosened ties and cut off shorts to make your heart stop.
For You: When you’re too broke to buy stuff for your honey and the squad comes through because they know you’re getting paid 2 cents an hour to be a giant bear.
Epilogue Young Forever: Taehyung was sad. Jin was creepin. Suga’s shorts were too short and everybody was having way too much fun in an abandoned swimming pool.
Run: *See I need U’s description*
Fire: We’re big and famous now so let’s use the budget to blow up a car, set a dude on fire and iron ourselves in shirts.
Save Me: Umm…so we used the whole budget on “Fire” blowing up a car, setting a dude on fire and ironing our shirts, sooo let’s just dance in a field and hope we have an artsy aesthetic okay?
Umm it is not a ship or mtl. Umm seventeen " don't judge by it cover." Au/ Expectation vs reality? I mean like some people thought he is angelic all the time but inside he can be lazy and evil (in a good way). If you don't understand me, that's fine~
Expectation: A manly leader
Reality: An aegyo filled 5 year old
Expectation:An angel sent from above
Reality: Even Lucifer was an angel XD look at how mischevious he looks
Expectation:Mysterious and cool
Reality: Actually a smol bean??
Expectation:Hella focused and serious choreographer
Reality:OCTOPUS FOR THE WIN
Expectation: Cold and Indifferent Emo Boy
Reality: CUTE AF
Expectation: Our little fairy :’)
Reality: A SMOL SERIAL KILLER get you a man that can do both
Expectation: A smiling dandelion
Reality: A DERPY SMILING DANDELION
Expectation: Handsome aspiring visual
Reality: Dorky handsome visual
Expectation:Cute and Cool The8 ^_^
Reality: Sassy AF
Reality:VARIETY SHOW MASTER
Expectation: Rapper that’s filled with hella SWEGGG
Reality: Still rapper boy, just a little shier :’)
Expectation: Overflowing charismatic maknae??
Reality: HELLA CUTE MAKNAE WITH OVERFLOWING CHARMS