So… I’m finally doing one of these. Somewhere last week (or the week before?) I reached 200 followers, so I thought I’d do a “follow forever” post as it is custom in the tumblr scene and send out my appreciation to the people I follow.
❤ = lovely people I know / have talked to, who I love very much
★ = blogs i have followed for a looong time, which i consider my role models
Jongdae isn’t much. He’s an average university student, trying to keep up, failing, and getting back up. Together with his three friends he tries to make the best of it. They sing, every saturday night, at the cafe where he works. The cafe of the ice skating rink. The ice skating rink where he used to skate when he was younger. The ice skating rink where you skate. You and your twin brother Jongin. World renowned figure skating couple, young twins, children of three time olympic champions. It’s in your genes they say, and in your brother’s. The way you seamlessly glide over the ice together, and how he steadily catches you every single time. The two of you are on your way to the olympics yourself, following in the footsteps of your parents. And you are a university student yourself, part time. Every free evening you can spare you come to the cafe after practice to study, and you always order green tea. There is graciousness in your every move, strength in your every step. A true figure skater. No, compared to you, he isn’t much.
He watched you on the screen in the cafe, meanwhile trying not to let the drinks drop from his tray. It was busy, people from all over town came over to watch you and Jongin in the pre-rounds to the olympics. But Jongdae saw something nobody else saw. The lack of spark in your eye, the small wavers in your hand, the slight dip of your ankle as you did the triple axle. You weren’t on your best game, and he saw it in your every move. Your mind wasn’t there. It was painful to watch, and he tried not to, because like this you might not make it there. Soon you would be flying through the air in the last throw jump, and land to glide to the end pose. He couldn’t watch and turned his head away from the screen, putting the drinks of the guests table. Suddenly everyone gasped, and when he looked back at the screen, there was blood everywhere.
Please do another Haikyuu Idols au but this time with all the setters 🙏
Haikyuu Setters Idol!AU
I’m sorry it took so
long. I didn’t know that the setters would give me difficulty imagining them as
an idol group. (Also because you said all… OTL.) BUT HERE IT IS!!!! ( I included members who are setters but haven’t been animated yet… so I guess this contains spoilers?)
Disclaimer: Once again, my
references are from K-pop, than J-pop, since I know more about that. Concepts
and songs were by groups I am familiar with. If the captain’s one had been done
while I was crying about Boys24, this one is brought to you by PD101S2.
What can I say, this group is just full of
pretty people. ALL ULZZANGS I TELL YOU!
This group also consists of mostly people
who project quiet, chic, and sassy image and they have been called the ‘Flower
Boy-dols’, ‘Model-dols’, ‘Sassy-dols’ and all other variants that people can
think off just to emphasize how beautiful (and sassy) they are.
A lot of buzz had already surrounded this
group even before their debut, because some of them have experienced fame in
different forms. Fangirls are easily baited. One look at the boys and they
never looked back.
However, this was kind of a double edged
sword, because most people thought that they’re all just pretty faces with no actual
talent to back them up. (Haters do say the meanest things. They are most DEFINITELY
WRONG of course.)
But that was all behind them now. Their
fanbase is as strong as ever and they’re gaining more as they promote.
So like, I kind of visualize that their
company introduced the members of the group by dropping little hints/’facts’
about the member all throughout the day, and will end with that member’s teaser
video and picture that details his profile.
Then surprise, surprise! After that short
teaser video, they actually have a short intro video, recorded with V-Live.
Imagine being a fangirl and doing this for
10 days, every other day, just to die and resurrect again for the rest of the
Then they update with the album highlights,
and MV teasers up until their official debut.
When the MV had been released, and all of
them have been introduced, they do a group v-live to formally introduce
themselves as a group, inviting the support and love of the people.
Semi Eita – Eita is the Leader of the group. He also
serves as the lead dancer and is mostly responsible for overlooking the member’s
activities. Eita started his career as back up dancer to some solo female
artists, but he didn’t hesitate to join the agency when they recruited him. He’s
the kind of leader that doesn’t really step into the spotlight and is just
content with letting the other member’s do their thing but knows when to put
his foot down. Always thanks fans for their gifts and for watching their live
He’s like EXO’s Suho
mixed with Ikon’s Junhoe. (IDK why…)
Sugawara Koushi – Koushi is the
actual eldest of the group and serves as the lead vocalist as well as the Face
of the Group. Started as an ulzzang with an already good amount of followers,
and he has the largest fanbase among all of them because of this. He was
discovered when he heeded the request of a fan to sing even just a short line
of a song. But since he likes to go the extra mile, he also played the guitar. Though
he may look innocent, fans are well aware of how much sass this boy possess, apparent
with his responses to fan questions over twitter and during fan meetings.
EXO’s Luhan is who
comes to mind for idol!Suga
Echigo Sakae – Echigo completes
the hyung line. He is the main vocals of the group because of his smooth RnB
vibes. Echigo competed in a singing contest organized by the agency and he won
2nd place over all, but it was enough to secure him a spot as a
trainee. He’s a man of few words, but do not mistake his quietness for he is a
certified deadpan snarker, to his members as well as the fans. He also likes to
tease the ‘middle children’ line, especially when their maknae does evil things
Echigo is based off of
MBLAQ’s G.O, mixed with Big Bang’s Taeyang.
Akaashi Keiji – Keiji is the main
dancer of the group. Develops their group’s choreography with Shigeru, with
Semi occasionally lending a hand. Has quite a following, especially when he
made waves as the ‘boy who really danced well’ in one of the biggest dance
studios dance class video. It took a while for agency reps to scout him since he
doesn’t really want to become an idol and was content in dancing, but when he
assisted one of the dance instructor for another idol group’s choreo, somehow
changed his mind. The long suffering responsible brother, despite being the
actual youngest in the middle children line.
I would liken Keiji to
Kozume Kenma – Kenma is the shy
and young, lauded by fans as ‘genius producer-dol’ of the group. He’s very
skilled in song writing and composing, and most of the group’s songs are
produced by him, with members lending their hand in the lyrics. Sometimes, it’s
the other way around. The members collaborate with writing the lyrics, then
Kenma makes a song out of it. Mostly works with a piano, but asks for Suga’s
help for guitars and Shirabu’s help when it comes to percussions. If he had the
choice, he would just stay inside the studio and make songs, but such is not
the case, so he serves as a sub-vocal (only because he doesn’t want to be in
the center of performances as much). He’s close to Keiji because he’s the only
one who’s is warm but quiet among his same age peer.
The best reference I
have for Kenma is EXO’s D.O
Yahaba Shigeru – Shigeru acts as the
group’s dancer and their unofficial variety representative. Before this though,
he was thought to be the second Koushi, because he exudes the soft grace, that
isn’t far behind his hyung. All this was shattered when they guested at a
variety show and became a complete fountain of laughter, because of his witty
comments and clever comeback lines. Often ‘butt’s heads’ with Shirabu and created
the Wise Guy to Shirabu’s Straight Man. And they have created memes fans call
the “Shi-Shi’s” because of this. He is also game with cross-dressing, since he
admits that its part of his charm.
SHINee’s KEY is my
reference for Shigeru.
Shirabu Kenjiro – Shirabu comes from
a family of actors, and was actually a child actor before he made the decision to
train and become an idol instead, in his desire to create a name for his own.
It wasn’t unexpected for him to be in the spotlight with the rest of his
family, but people mostly expected him to follow his parents’ and brother’s
footsteps. But since his history with acting is not forgotten, he’s often
tapped to act in productions but he’s only accepted minor roles, since he wants
to focus more on his idol activities. He blends in well with the group and
lends his support as vocals.
Think of Infinite’s L,
as the image he projects, but he actually has BTOB’s Sungjae’s playfulness in
Miya Atsumu – Miya is the main
rapper of the group and the one that completes the middle children line. Has a
love-hate relationship with fans because of his resting bitch face that he uses
to tease them with. But his performance on stage is something they all love
about him. Has a twin brother, who is his complete opposite and wants to be far
away from the spotlight as possible. Ever since the fans learned about this,
and how mature his brother is, they found a way to tease him back and called
them “The Prince and Pauper”, with Atsumu being the pauper, much to his
I think the resting
bitch face is a clue enough that EXO’s Kris is my reference for Atsumu.
Koganegawa Kanji – Kogane serves as
the second rapper of the group and is actually the older of the two members of
the maknae line. He is the tallest among the group, earning him the nickname ‘Super-Sized
Maknae’. He’s also painfully new in the idol industry, but his enthusiasm and
willingness to learn, as well as his hyung’s support, helped him become more
confident in his skills, as well as his presence in the group. Another variety
representative, because of his naivety and simple mindedness. Considered a 4D
member by the fans, but despite this, they all find him lovable because of his
energy and determination.
Kogane reminds me of
Kageyama Tobio – Tobio is the other
half of the maknae line, and is the actual maknae of the whole group. But fans
often mistake Kogane to be this, because Tobio is often too serious, and doesn’t
display maknae tendencies. Absolutely hates doing aegyo and claims that he doesn’t
know how. Its cringe worthy whenever he tries (and he tries really hard), but when
he’s not thinking about it though, it shows. Fans especially finds his squinting-pouty
face adorable. The official visual of the group, and not to be confused with
Koushi’s Face of the Group. They’re both considered visuals, but with different
image/projection (Koushi is the warm to Tobio’s cold). He’s a dedicated all-rounder,
although he usually plays more vocal parts.
Tobio’s reference is Nu’est’s
Minhyun (and I swoon)
Concept/s and Songs
This group started out safely enough with
songs that are influenced by jazz, like B.A.P’s
Coffee Shop and Where
are You, What are You Doing.
Then they delved into the more ‘pop’ side,
with concepts centered-around chic style and synchronized dance. Like Infinite’s Dashi Dorawa; BEAST’s Fiction;
EXO’s Call Me Baby.
The song that I seriously think fits them
the most is C-Clown’s Shaking Heart. I don’t know why but
it just does.
Other songs: Winner’s Really Really; VIXX’s
Error; Super Junior’s Devil.
Of course, they couldn’t escape doing cute
songs like SHINee’s Replay and Hello; Got7’s A;
Astro’s Breathless; Seventeen’s Mansae; lighthearted
songs like iKon’s #WYD; Super Junior’s No Other
and Why I Like You
For feel fest songs they have: BTS’ Spring
Day; Boys24’s Starlight; Infinite’s
Paradise; Nu’est’s Hello and Good Bye Bye; Winner’s Fool; and VIXX’s Only You.
Yeah… I guess that sums it up. Also note
that they’ve done plenty of share of covering girl group songs. Shigeru for
some reasons were able to rope most of the group, especially Suga. Once Suga
says they do it, they do it. They can’t refuse. It will be their end.
It’s been a rough 2016 for everyone, but for me personally, this was also the year that fully introduced me to k-pop, and I can’t be more grateful for that! I’ve made so many good friends, and have found so much happiness that I’ve lost for a while. Thank you all for making my 2016 a little bit better, and I hope all of our 2017′s are much much better! :)
Everyone mentioned here is absolutely wonderful and if you aren’t already following them, please do because they are amazing :D
(yes this is a repeat from my main blog @some-fantastic-URL-name but sh thats okay i must recognize you all twice)
No I did not just spend the whole day thinking on how to reply to this question
Turn out asking me this question is the same as asking me to make an essay. So if you’re seriously asking, beware of the long explanation (it’s 2358 words…) and this is probably not what you asked for…also beware of the english.
And also please note that most of these are my personal opinions on them, even though I’m trying to be objective
Basically, Infinite is a boy band from Korea. It was the first boy band from Woollim Entertainment, so the boy band was kind of experimental for them. They debuted on 2010 with Comeback Again. Since their company is very small on that time, they have to work their way up. They finally able to succeed after their first win with song “Be Mine”, after that they finally started to get really famous. To sum up their success: this used to be their dorm, but now they live in here. (I think that’s newest one, they moved dorm several times). If they didn’t win anything for Be Mine, they’re probably have been disbanded by the company.
They were famous for having very clean and synchronized dance/choreography. They are trying to not be as synchronized as before, but it’s like being synchronized with each other is already embedded in their bloods. Their music is also known for having a distinct sound and quite different from usual kpop music.If you like 80s music, it’s possible that you will like Infinite’s music. Honestly their music is not the kind who can appeal to everyone.
They are really good at performing, they almost always performing live even though they have a hard choreography, and they excel at it. Every single of them has their own talents. Even the maknae line, who people like to bash for having no talents (which is untrue), are really good.
Infinite’s personality as a whole is famous hardworking and well-mannered. They have been praised by staffs and seniors for those mannerisms. They’re close to each other, to the point the fans can get a daily dose of adorableness and skinship. Occasionally doing ‘dumb’ things, which is why I called them seven idiots. Lovingly, of course. Their personality is not always like what they are shown on TV, but we still can get a lot of glimpse of their personality from TV.