hard working idols

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Nanjolno (Eli’s Seiyuu) talking about μ’s Disbandment & Aqours’ Position

With Aqours’ First Love Live being over and the Rikyako incident, I felt that it was appropriate to post screen caps of this video~

Bonus:

Not to sound dramatic but becoming a Kpop Fan is one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made, and I do not reget it at all.

No Rest for the Wicked | 01

Originally posted by donewithjeon

Summary: You’re hired in the middle of BTS tour to replace a colleague. One of your talents gets unexpectedly noticed by Taehyung who is also struggling with some personal issues…

Pairing: Taehyung x Reader

Genre: angst, very light smut

Word count: 9.5k


You were exhausted. Simply, totally, undeniably exhausted. And you had been for more than a week, now. It was the third night in a row that you had to wake up before sunrise and when you didn’t have to, you went to bed so late that you saw the sun appear through the curtains.

When your boss Eunji called, trying to hold the tears and asking you to replace her on her job, you didn’t even try to make it difficult for her to come back home. At first, you were sure something tragic happened, but then she explained: a baby. A blessing, actually. Her long-awaited pregnancy became a reality among everyone’s disbelief.

She got the news while on tour in Bangkok, from a Thai doctor who made sure she understood that the chemicals and the fatigue were a no-no for her condition. And Bangkok was where you flew with the first flight in the morning to join the hair and make-up team that was following BTS on tour.

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you and jungkook, two hard-working idols, keep your relationship hidden to the world. however, it gets harder when your group and bts are put in the same show together, where it’s harder to keep your love for each other a secret.

Originally posted by yourpinkpill

> genre: fluff // idol!reader au
> pairing: jungkook x reader
> words: 3.168 words
> author’s note: there’s not a lot of idol!reader stories out there (that i know of) so i’m here to write one for you :)) hope you enjoy! oH AND TYSM FOR OVER 100 NOTES ON TRACK TEAM!! you guys don’t fail to shock me askdsdajla 

dedicated to my great great friend mel aka @lushguk bc she helped me create the girl group’s name even tho she claimed it suck likE NO IT DIDN’T and also she’s a trash for idol!reader aus like me :))

note: I DIDN’T REVISE THIS IM SORRY <33

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When you’re dating Dino (SVT) but Rocky (ASTRO) likes you too

Thank you so much for requesting~ I enjoyed writing this since I finally got to write something with Chan in it >u< Thank you again and please tell me if this is to your liking!

okay jesus it’s been weeks since i last wrote something fluffy so i hope this aint too awkward but yeah yeah THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS REQUEST I LOVE THIS CONCEPT UGH TuT


Words: 1393

Fluff with a teeny tiny bit of angst ><

Requested by anon who saved my day with this request TuT ♥

Originally posted by starry-dino


You couldn’t help but smile when the door opened in front of you and you were greeted by a familiar face.

”Oh, _____!” Seokmin greeted you with his wide signature smile.

“Long time no see,” you said and he nodded in agreement.

“Chan! Your girlfriend has arrived!” he announced loudly and let you inside the waiting room.

Everyone greeted you with smiles and you did the same to them. When you spotted Chan, your smile grew even wider.

“Noona can’t I just-“

“Sit still!” the woman doing his hair said sternly, earning a pout from the boy.

You giggled and decided to not interrupt the two, knowing the hairstylist wouldn’t like it. Instead, you turned and walked over to the rest of the performance unit that was rehearsing for the collaboration performance they had that night with some other amazing dancers.

“I can’t wait to see the performance,” you sighed, looking at how sharp their moves were. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you guys perform live.”

Soonyoung grinned. “The performance is going to be awesome.”

“I don’t doubt that,” you chuckled.

“Yo,” Mingyu appeared next to you and ruffled your hair, earning a frown from you.

“Don’t do that,” you said and pushed his hand away which he responded to with a laugh.

“_____ have you eaten yet?” Jeonghan asked from the other side of the room.

“No, I was in such a rush to come here that I couldn’t eat anything,” you said and the boys let out chuckles.

“Our maknae chose the right girl!” Mingyu said with a teasing tone.

“Don’t praise her for skipping a meal!” Chan who had finally finished getting ready appeared next to you with a frown.

Mingyu just grinned in response.

“Let’s go find you something to eat,” your boyfriend dragged you out of the crowded room before you could resist. “Seriously, _____,” he said immediately after he had closed the door behind him. “You should take better care of yourself,” he lectured you with a slight frown.

“I’m sorry,” you apologized with a small smile. “I just couldn’t help it. It’s been two weeks since I last saw you all, I was too excited.”

He couldn’t stay angry at you when you smiled like that so he just let out a sigh and grabbed your hand. “I know,” he said and you two started walking to the nearest vending machine to get you a snack or something.

You passed by some idols and you greeted each other politely. The public knew that Chan was dating but from his request, your identity hadn’t been revealed. He wanted to protect you from all the stalking and hate. You two had managed to avoid paparazzi and crazy fans.

“Have you slept?” you asked him and he nodded.

“Enough,” he said. “I’m not tired so it’s okay.”

You hummed. “If you say so. Have the preparations for the collaboration stage gone well?”

“Yeah, we all get along pretty well,” he grinned. “Even though we practiced for hours at a time, the time just flew by. We match well.”

You smiled. “That’s good.”

You two stopped in front of the vending machine. While you looked at the different snacks and their prices, Chan wrapped his arms around your waist from behind and lazily hugged you. He rested his head on your shoulder.

“What do you want?” he asked.

“That looks good,” you said and pointed at one of the options.

“It’s kind of cheap,” he stated, making you look at him in disbelief. “Choose something more expensive.”

“Why? Are you trying to show off? Besides, it’s a really small difference since everything is so cheap.”

“No, I’m not trying to show off, I just want to spoil you,” he grinned and you rolled your eyes with a smile before looking at the machine again, seeing if there was anything else good.

“Did you change your shampoo?” he asked suddenly.

“No,” you answered. “Do I smell different?”

“Not really, just sweeter,” he said and you hummed.

“I didn’t do any changes though.”

“It could be just because we haven’t seen in so long,” he said quietly.

“Yeah, could be.”

“______?” you heard a familiar voice call your name and turned your head to the direction it came from.

“Hi!” you greeted Minhyuk with a smile. The two of you had been friends for quite some time now.

You could see from his face that he was confused by how close you and Chan were.

“Oh, Minhyuk,” Chan let go of you. “You two know each other?”

“Yeah, kind of,” Minhyuk answered with a smile that looked a little forced to you. “Seems like you know her too?”

Chan nodded and turned to look at you, looking like he wanted you to explain.

“We are friends,” you explained to him. “We’ve known each other for a long time already.”

Chan hummed and nodded his head. “I would have never expected that.”

“How about you two?” Minhyuk asked. “Are you… close?”

“Yeah, we’re dating,” Chan grinned with pride and put his arm around your shoulders.

Minhyuk froze for a second. You were about to ask him if he was okay but he spoke before you could. “Oh, is that so?” he smiled, surprised. “That’s so unexpected. I never thought you two would start dating.”

You smiled and Chan laughed. “It just happened like that,” Chan said.

Minhyuk looked at you for bit and his gaze bothered you a little. The look he gave you was somewhat hurt.

“Well, I’ll get going now,” he said with a smile. “See you guys later.”

“Let’s make the collab unforgettable,” Chan grinned to him and he nodded.

“See you,” you said to Minhyuk who gave you a small wave before walking away.

“So,” Chan turned back to face you after Minhyuk had left. “Did you choose already?”

You nodded and he bought you the snack you had chosen. When you were walking back to the waiting room, you couldn’t help but think about the weird look Minhyuk had given you.

I wonder what that was all about…


“Thank you for your hard work!” numerous idols passed by you in the hallway while bowing to every passer-by.

You smiled when you spotted Minhyuk in the crowd. “Congratulations!” you said to him and the other members of ASTRO who passed by with the trophy they had won. The members thanked you with wide smiles but Minhyuk’s expression was serious.

“What’s wrong?” you asked him when he stopped in front of you.

“Can we talk for a bit?” he asked.

“Of course,” you said, a little worried.

You two walked to a quieter place where you could talk privately. You noticed it was right next to Seventeen’s waiting room.

“What is it?” you asked him when you two stopped.

“Why didn’t you tell me?” he asked, not angry but a little hurt instead.

“About what?” you asked, confused.

“About you and Chan,” he said.

“Oh,” you blinked.

He just looked at you with an expression that told you he was quite hurt.

“I’m sorry,” you apologized. “I didn’t mean to keep it from you. I just didn’t think of telling you. I didn’t think it would be important to you.”

“But it is, don’t you-“ he stopped mid-sentence.

“What?”

“Nothing,” he looked away. “I have to go. See you.”

“Wait, Minhyuk,” you said but he was already walking away.

What has gotten into him?

After a few minutes, you could hear noise form the hallway and turned around. The worry about Minhyuk washed away and your lips curved into a wide smile.

“_____!” Chan ran to you with the happiest, widest smile ever and wrapped his arms around you tightly before spinning around, lifting you up from the ground.

“Congratulations on winning,” you chuckled and hugged him.

He put you down and you congratulated the other members who went into the waiting room to change their clothes. When you looked at your boyfriend again, he had tears in his eyes.

You smiled and hugged him comfortingly. “You’ve worked hard.”

He hugged you tightly. When you heard him sob you had mixed feelings. It broke your heart to see him cry but he was also a little adorable at the same time.

“I love you,” he said quietly between his sobs.

“I love you too,” you said just as quietly.

I understand not liking a particular group, but trash talking idols of a group you don’t like is extremely disrespectful. They may not be your favorites, but that does not mean you should treat them as if they don’t work hard and as if they are talentless.
It’s okay to have an opinion, but being an asshole is not okay.

reminder that hwayoung’s words are his own and boys24 still has twenty-seven other members. reminder that those members worked hard and it’s not fair to judge twenty-seven people based on one person.

i’m not a boys24 fan but it makes me uncomfortable to see comments like this:

and not to mention the flood of tweets when you search up “boys24 cancelled”:

and that’s just the first few. there are so, so many.

imagine your fave group. now imagine one of the members doing something that is, yes, terrible. how would it feel if everyone immediately dismissed the entire group?

another situation- imagine if you were an idol, and one of your members did something terrible. how would it feel if everyone started bashing on your entire group, even if you did nothing wrong?

kpop fans really have to stop with this ‘*insert group* is cancelled’ thing. it’s not edgy, or funny or the best way of standing up for whatever cause. 

all of you love repeating phrases like “idols work so hard”, “idols suffer so much”, “idols deserve more respect than this”, “idols are human”, etc. but to some people, apparently it only applies to their bias groups. 

one of things I absolutely love about bts getting nominated for the bbmas is that this isn’t just huge for them, it’s huge for the whole kpop industry. maybe if they do win the award, other people will stop looking at us weirdly when we’re listening to kpop. maybe they’ll finally realise how talented and hard working kpop idols are. also, the fact that a kpop group even got nominated for a huge award show like the bbmas should be proof itself.

Thoughts on the love ban rule : the philosopher’s bride

If you have watched this year sousenkyo, you probably have witnessed one of the biggest surprise of the 48group : an idol announcing her marriage. Sutou Ririka from NMB48, amidst the chaos, took 10 minutes to explain how serious she is about this, leaving the audience speechless. This is once again an opportunity to talk about the love ban rule : was Riripon right on announcing her marriage like that? What is interesting lie in the context : Sutou ririka is no ordinary idol. (you can also read a more general article about love ban rule here)

Ririka after the sousenkyo. Her T-shirt got sold out soon after.


We have to split our thoughts on two parts : Style and substance. Substance would be “why she did it” and style would be “how she did it”. First of all, people need to know that Shunkan Bunshun, famous tabloid for taking down many idol with scandals, was involved with her announcement. Few weeks before, they were already hinting to make a huge reveal on one of AKB members. It’s now obvious that this idol was none other than Sutou Ririka. We can’t really be sure when they “caught” Riripon dating her boyfriend. But what sure is, she knew she was the target and decided to not give the tabloid the upper hand and announced it in sousenkyo.

Sutou Ririka is quite the eccentric one. She reads a lot of philosophical books, has even wrote one (which was sold out soon after her announcement) and is someone very straightforward, to the point she answered in a showroom (or a stage performance) that she was indeed a virgin. Because such personality is rare, she gained a lot of fans and raised to 20th place in sousenkyo ranking. People implied she wanted to shock people, or was an attention seeker. I don’t think it was her purpose. She just wanted to be honest with fans, as deep inside her she doesn’t think she’s in the wrong doing so. We can quote few Nietzsche quote to grasp a little bit of Riripon’s supposed way of thinking :

“ There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

- “ One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

-  “Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil." 

Riripon was most of the time edgy/politically wrong simply because she doesn’t differentiate her as an idol and herself. Stereotypes of an idol would be someone pure, cute and innocent; and many girls created a character to get as close as they could to this definition. But having so much girls reaching the same type of character, it’s actually those who stand out that are getting attention, like riripon. Sutou Ririka is an idol because she is true to herself.

I feel that she is an artist. She’s the kind of person that instead of following rules, she’s creating them. Idol rules were seen as a restriction to her personality. It also come to her perception of love: this is something that goes beyond everything, reason can’t tame feelings. Love doesn’t have to be justified, nor excuse itself to exist.

So in order to reach the bliss, she dived completely into love. One could question how quickly things happened. After her most recent interview, she explained she met him 1.5 years ago but only dated him late 2016, and the proposal was early 2017. Things went really fast, and it cast away the facts that Ririka was trying to be an idol and married at the same time. Actually, Cameron (NMB manager) said they were consulted before everything happened and testify of her sincerity. That’s why they support her until the end of her graduation.

Not only fans, but many 48group members were confused and surprised


Probably what was problematic was the style. By announcing this during sousenkyo, she sank into oblivion everything that happened afterwards, including Mayu’s graduation. She dynamited the sousenkyo, and it’s purpose : to be a special moment between idol and fans. What’s bugging is once again the timing: you can’t help but think what would happen if she didn’t got caught by bunshun. Was she going to continue being an idol despite dating? After all, she accepted being in NMB senbatsu despite dating her boyfriend late 2016. If she was serious about her relationship, she would already decided to withdraw from activities.

The reason comes from substance again : in her interview, she said she worked hard as an idol and still wanted to go to sousenkyo to get her ranking. She pushed her way of thinking so far that she thought that her relationship wouldn’t affect the work she done as an idol to get her ranking. This is her first mistake : Sousenkyo is not a place to drop such a bomb. It was the same situation as Oshima Yuko announcing her sotsugyo in kouhaku : she was criticized because she was shadowing other artist performance because of this. Those who defend the no love ban rule often mistake style and substance. But both are different. Simply put, she has the right to love (substance) but she failed to do it without harming others (style).

We’re not talking about delusional wota who want their oshimen pure and innocent (substance), we’re talking about 48 members (Takayanagi Akane, Oshima Yuko, Takahashi Juri, Okada Nana) who have seen her announcement as inappropriate to those who have tried to rank for many years, or to the kouhai/new members. It is quite unfair to have so many members leave the 48group being punished for being in a relationship and seeing such bold statement from a popular member right during the sousenkyo.

It’s even more irritable because Management are being super ambiguous about this. What the hell, is there a love ban rule or not? To have a flexible love ban rule between unpopular and popular members is unacceptable. Owada Nana and Nishino miki have soon graduated after being caught going out at 2AM with ex johnny’s, but Aki-p offer Ririka to stay? It’s disrespectful to those who try so hard to maintain a good example and self discipline, like Okada Nana. Management can’t claim to damage control what happened when they’ve never fixed a situation that can allow such things.

Friedrich Nietzsche is Riripon’s favourite philosopher


To have Yamamoto Sayaka apologize on behalf of NMB48 for all this ruckus tells pretty much that this situation has gone way beyond Ririka’s only persona. It concerns not only ririka, but NMB image, 48group image, management and fans. She should have taken into account everyone before taking her decision. And because things went so fast because of bunshun, she had no choice but to announce it during sousenkyo. My humble opinion would be that she didn’t act selfishly (she apologized to her senior for troubling the sousenkyo) but it expressed some sort of immaturity to not think the impact of her action to others. She’s young, and to decide to graduate and leave the idol world that she loved in few weeks apart was too difficult. I can understand cameron whe he said Riripon didn’t try to betray fans (and get it both ways).

So probably the biggest culprit would be management (they are too happy to have fan’s attention discarded from the okinawa failure) that let this situation goes on even after being aware of this. I said above that Riripon’s responsability was not engaged from a moral point of view, but i’m not sure many fans would be as apologetic toward riripon as me. What’s scary, is that management allow Riripon to participate in handshake? To face all those probable insult, criticism, all on her own? Isn’t management supposed to protect her? This is quite the ironic situation.

I will never blame her for being human, too human. 

The City, Chapter 2

Genre: Angst

Summary: Your two year long relationship has ended. With a new apartment and job you’re ready to move on from your relationship. But The City seems to have other plans for you.

Word Count: 3.0k

Warnings/Triggers: none

 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

You didn’t sleep at all. Instead you spent the whole night unpacking boxes and trying to put your new place together. You even put together that stupid IKEA bed frame he tried to convince you not to buy. You only cried once in the three hours it took you to re-assemble it. You tried your best not to think about the first time you did. He had come over after practice with a bottle of wine because he knew that you would get frustrated. “WHY ARE THERE ONLY PICTURES. FUCK YOU IKEA IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD!”, you shouted after your third glass. You were drunk and had been stomping your feet on the ground like a toddler. Namjoon had to deal with your pissed off neighbor because you couldn’t stop slurring your words.

This time it seemed like such an accomplishment. You didn’t need his help. You didn’t need him. You would be fine seeing him tomorrow. At least Jin and Taehyung would be there. That’s pretty much the only reason why you agreed to it. They were his bandmates but sometimes he was convinced they liked you more than him. You hadn’t really spoken to them or the rest of his bandmates since the breakup. You understood why, but it still stung a bit. They were some of your closest friends and Jin and Tae never failed to make you laugh and for that you were grateful. You knew that if things got uncomfortable tomorrow you could lean on them for support.

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10 Things Only SEVENTEEN Stans Understand

Calling all Carats! Can you believe that it’s been two whole years since these 13 beautiful boys debuted? Ever since we all slipped into the diamond life, it’s been a pastel-inspired, laughter-inducing, inescapable rollercoaster ride. And quite frankly, I don’t think any of us want to ever leave. Here’s to the all the happy memories with SEVENTEEN!

1. “Dino, whose baby are you??”

Literally any chance he gets, Jeonghan will torture Dino with this line, and will continue to do so until Dino reaches his thirties. I know they say a mother’s love is unconditional, but this is taking it to a whole new level.

2. Joshua’s epic freestyle raps

Although he may be in the vocal unit, it’s obvious that Joshua was born to be a rapper. But because nobody in the hip hop unit can match his flow or his rhymes, Pledis was forced to make Joshua a vocal for the sake of group cooperation. So until the day that his mixtape is released, Carats should watch this glorious video to tide themselves over.

3. How so many of the members have doppelgängers

Jun really resembles Super Junior’s Heechul, Suga of BTS could be Woozi’s father, The8 looks like a cousin of GOT7’s Bambam, Vernon might be the long lost nephew of Leonardo DiCaprio…need I go on? It’s like they were all cloned from the same lab or something.

4. Hoshi’s undying love for SHINee

Hoshi has been acknowledged by an idol who inspired him, something that any fan dreams of. This is proof that with enough hard work, your idols can be your rivals. Bless this interaction, and bless Hoshi’s adorable fanboy heart.

5. That iconic picture of Woozi with the guitar

Despite his…compact stature, Woozi is not to be messed with under any circumstances. Warning: his aura alone is enough to have men much taller than him cower in fear. See Exhibit A above, featuring a distressed Mingyu.

6. Vernon’s incredibly quotable one-liners

“Kidney function is not a right; it’s a privilege.”

7. Their high quality English

With two fluent English speakers in the group, it’s only natural that the other members might pick up a bit of the language. Watch as SEVENTEEN hilariously tries (and often fails) to put their English skills to the test. In all seriousness, they’ve shown a lot of improvement in their English since their debut, and I’m very proud of them.

8. Germy Mingyu

Mingyu’s sneezing has been chronic since his predebut years, yet he has shown no signs of recovery. Whether he’s sneezing into his hand or in the general direction of the other members, Carats couldn’t hold back their concern about Mingyu’s health. I hope he at least has hand sanitizer now…

9. Logos constantly covering Jun’s face

Please don’t let him be the idol version of Mike Wazowski. But since Jun has been getting more opportunities to shine in 2017, I’m inclined to let this one go.

10. Wonwoo’s impressive acting skills

Although Jun may be the child actor in SEVENTEEN, Wonwoo could easily make a name for himself in acting as well. He may seem quiet much of the time on broadcast, but the moments when he does speak are something to behold. Also, I would like to sign a petition for Wonwoo and Sohye to star in a drama together, please and thank you.

Happy second anniversary to SEVENTEEN!

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