Hi! I really love your blog!! I just feel like recently the fandom has felt discouraging especially with hearing how bap are so underrated and just might not make it to the top anymore. I'm so worried about their future in the industry and really hope they will stay as 6 and as bap. Just hearing the news of sistar disbanding and groups in Kpop disbanding its very worrisome. I feel like even the fandom feels bap will die quickly in the music scene. What are your thought? Hope I'm not bothering u!
I always say this but OF COURSE YOU’RE NOT BOTHERING ME! Thank you for being so kind about my silly little blog - i’m so happy you enjoy my constant on-the-verge-of-hysteria B.A.P-stanning ^^
Hmm..my understanding of the very recent BABY dilemma (and maybe every BABY dilemma lol) is that it stems from the fact that BABYz are fiercely loyal people with soft, easily-hurt hearts. But I kind of like that, because to me it means that even fans that mete out the harshest, most unfair-sounding criticism of our boys do it from a place of genuine concern, about their health, their mental well-being, the prejudices (real or perceived) they might face, and of course, their long-term career prospects.
We are the very definition of the angsty teenager. We love hard, we are good people, we surround ourselves with good people but no one seems to care about any of this, they don’t even care to know. So, like any textbook teen, we take that neglect, that negativity, and turn in inwards: “They don’t like me, so there must be something wrong with me.”
They don’t pay attention to B.A.P, so what are the boys/fans/TS doing wrong?”
And my answer to this is simple, don’t sell our boys down the river, don’t take what they have achieved for granted. I say this constantly, but if you are fan who lived through the lawsuit you know, we lost them, they were gone, we had almost no hope. And then somehow they were back. They’re dropping albums (good albums) every other day, they’re doing music shows, variety shows, musicals (!!), producing, choreography, world tours (that are actually world tours), they win awards and top charts worldwide and they achieved all of this on their own terms, and in such a tightly controlled industry this is rare, to say the least. Could things be easier? Yes, but life doesn’t work like that, for anybody.
Honestly, I’m thankful everyday that this is their life, their career. They get all the perks of being an established, respected, popular (yes, popular) group without many of the pitfalls that come with immense, uncontrollable fame.
B.A.P have so much more to offer than simply being trendy or popular, they are so much more than that. Things can go from 0 to 100 to 0 again, but talent and hard work will always be appreciated in the end. I sincerely believe that.
People always cite NOIR as the perfect example of their talent being ‘slept on’ and they’re right, of course they’re right…but I don’t care. The fact they got to make NOIR - or Carnival or Kingdom or ROSE - is a miracle itself. What magnificent pieces of artistry, and we get to listen to them everyday, ten times a day if we want. We’re so lucky, and the boys seem happy and so that’s it. Those two things are totally enough for full, rich, stan life ^^
The most important thing is that they’re here, we’re here, and we have this time. Why waste it worrying about the wholly unpredictable future? Trust Yongguk when he says, one way or another, “the 6 of us will always be together.”
I have never needed articles, awards or opinions to validate my love for B.A.P and especially their music. It sounds naive, but my key to a happy fan life is to simply support them, in any way you can and things will work themselves out.
So just enjoy it, enjoy every tweet, every Insta post, every vlive, MV, album, live performance, every solo, everything - wrap yourself in a blanket of B.A.P.
And stay there, where it’s safe and warm ^^