HOW DOES ONE GET INTO FOLLOWING TVXQ LIKE DO I GO WATCH THEIR INTERVIEWS AND STUFF I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN
[‘i can show you the world, shining shimmering splendid’]
here are the basic things you need to know when you’re starting out in the fandom.
1. their history in general, kinda irrelevant but it helps you understand how much changmin and yunho has grown as tvxq on their own (aw aw chest swells with pride). also because baby!changmin spazzing over yunho was adorable af but that’s not the point (it really is)
2. there are 5 albums so far, with lots of singles in between so yeah. tvxq promotes in korea and in japan, mostly in japan because you can release a single and get the dollars without actually promoting as vigorously as you do in korea. this sounds so serious i don’t want it to be serious let’s have fun i’m a cool mom wink wink
3. usually when they release a korean track, it’ll be remade (recycled) into a japanese version and vice versa. so for example, keep your head down was remade into a japanese single. chiching chiching.
what to watch (google/youtube them up)
this is kind of tricky because there are so many videos in between each album, japanese and korean since they usually promote in both places at the same time but i’d honestly suggest that you start out with japanese dvds since they’re much more personal and you’ll get to see them a lot more than i’d say in /korean/ variety shows. if you want to get to know them, just go for the japanese stuff since they’re usually less scripted and they’re focused more on the guests than the whole variety aspect.
*If you’re wondering why there are usually part ones and part twos in each DVD it’s because there’s a disc 1 and disc 2, not two different series.. just to clear things up.
DVDS: We are T ~First Memories~, Tone Tour, Time Tour
as for japanese variety shows, make an account here [x] and watch everything from the beginning. ontama, music japan, meet tvxq, pv offshots are the ones that you should watch first~!~! but protip: just watch all of them.
and when you’re done and when you’re basically in love with changmin and yunho and you just can’t get enough, start with their korean stuff.
start from kyhd and watch:
-the basic dvd/photo jacket/album making
[i wouldn’t recommend you to start with whatever i’ve mentioned below]
-korean variety shows (i’d say these ones are sorta unimportant since they are /variety/ shows but here are some just to guide you along: running man 27, happy together 182, strong heart 63, cultwo show, guerilla date, tvn’s taxi, 50 other radio shows)
-honestly just search up fancams they’re a lot more relevant and personal
what next? their fanmeetings in 2011. google up tvxq fanmeeting 2011, go to the video section and start crying.
that is all i have so far. if you’re that far into the fandom, after watching all the dvds and all that, i’m pretty sure you’ll find your way into the little missing snippets in between on your own.
here’s a timeline that i’ve created for u to make things easier and psst open the slides in new tabs for a bigger view.
(p.s. fanaccounts are fun to read too.)
(((p.p.s fanfictions are pretty fun to read too.)))