my thoughts on a question nobody asked me but have them anyway lmao
not enough people streaming on melon. literally this is the main one
maybe could stream a bit more on youtube?
needed more people voting live and for pre-votes
I can’t think of any more hmm did I mention melon streaming??
very rushed promotions to squeeze it in before the tour: only 2-3 weeks instead of the usual 4 (and usually groups don’t/can’t win in the first week of promotions anyway, so that only left around one week of being on shows in which we had a chance of winning)
I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s TS’s fault, but generally, fewer people tend to buy physical single albums than full or mini albums because they’re essentially paying the same price for less (eg rose was the first time I bought a B.A.P single album), but actually rose is so far their second highest-selling single album, which is pretty impressive
things out of our control:
tough competition: comeback at the same time as other groups with better melon streaming / larger korean fanbases
music bank and music core being cancelled during the first week of promotions. mucore doesn’t have a winner anymore, but mubank was arguably our best chance at winning after the show, and because the first ep was cancelled, that was shown during the second week (whereas if that ep was a new one from the 2nd week then we could have possibly had a chance of winning), and then that was it, promotions over…
changes to how winners are chosen on the show: no more tudou streaming and I think no more laifeng votes? still not exactly sure what they are, but before we could collect our strength and buy them points on the show (as dumb as it sounds) and spend ages doing extra streaming on a website that kept crashing and deleting views, but now the show cares more about melon streaming too (like the other music shows) (do u see how important digital streaming is)
but don’t let that make you sad! from what I’ve personally seen, the general reaction (both fans and not) to wake me up / rose has been more hyped and impressed than it has probably since matrix. B.A.P have said they have more comebacks scheduled for this year, so hopefully we’ll be able to get them what they deserve next time.
PS: people sometimes compare B.A.P’s youtube views to other groups, where we usually don’t do as well. then there’s the usual topic of some fans leaving and moving to other groups during the hiatus etc etc etc……. well actually, our youtube views aren’t really that different from pre-hiatus? I remember when 1004 (their main breakthrough and at the height of their career back then) was released on the 3rd of february, jongup’s wish was for the mv to reach 1 million views by his birthday on the 6th - 3 days later and it still didn’t reach 1 million. on the other hand, wake me up reached 2.25 million views in around 5 and a half days. with the explosion of kpop in the last couple of years, some groups enjoy immense success on a whole new scale. our achievements only seem inferior if we compare them to others - let’s focus on ourselves and see how far both B.A.P and we as fans have come, and think about how we can continue to go forward!
PPS: nice things I’ve noticed recently (last few months since noir/skydive):
more content creators in the fandom making things: more gifsets, graphics, fics etc
said content getting more recognition
a sense of humour! crack blogs, more people making funny videos and text posts and funny edits
honestly I keep finding new B.A.P blogs to follow - more people joining the fandom or existing fans choosing to take more part in the fandom on tumblr!
fans on tumblr interacting more with each other! through networks or just starting to talk to each other on here :D
B.A.P trended on tumblr for yongguk and himchan’s birthdays!
himchan and youngjae gaining more recognition in general these days
i havent done this in a while and i could use some positivity so heres the exact opposite of a shit list (in no order or like,,, most recent to least recent follow bc im just getting these from my following list so i dont forget anyone lol)
@nikiiforovs i only followed and started talking to her recently but shes super nice and really talented at making graphics??? google how do i be like liz enter
@mysanitynotfound is The Kindest!!! what a darling!!!!! she let me rant about one of my favorite characters in a show she doesnt even watch like when will ur fav ever??
sooo originally i wasn’t going to do this but then i ended up hitting the 2k+ mark on my birthday and i just…. thank you. it’s been only a little less than 2 months since i started posting fics and i still can’t believe so many people actually read my stories?? unreal. i’ve made so many new friends on tumblr and there are so many people i look up to in regards to writing and i’m really glad i started writing on tumblr!!
enough of me rambling, let’s begin! below are all the tumblrs that brighten up my dash everyday and are much cooler than me ,’:^)
bolded - mutuals (on both here + my main blog jeonsheart)
welp took me awhile…. been working on this one whenever I could cause it’s one of the age au comics that’s necessary for the “plot” to continue. One more comic closer to the Kuro and Mahiru confession. EHEHEHEHEEH I can’t wait too.
Tiny Lily and Sakuya’s friendship comes in handy later I promise. (it’s a part of what helps Kuro and Sakuya get along a little better. Cause trust me they don’t really from what we have seen so far.) Meeting the kiddos a second time he’s figured out how to calm down each one of them, plus they are now used to “Mamahiru’s” weird green friend. ^^ hahaha “Sakkun”….childhood friends like to tease each other. But to be fair Sakuya said “Mahi Mahi” first.
Stayed tuned for the next one~ ♪~ ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ Also some hints for certain characters we’ll see more of in future comics. wink wonk.
live on the 13th floor, and there’s this family that lives on the floor
above me, really unpleasant people. Father’s a fat priest (this is an
orthodox christian country, priests are decked out. BMWs or Mercedes
cars, tinted glass, typically lots of cash…), no idea what the mum
does, but she’s a very unpleasant person to meet, won’t even respond to a
neighbourly hello, just keeps a scowl on her face 24/7. They have
several children, all boys, the oldest being around 16, they all seem to
be raised according to their parents’ assholeness. I can’t speak for
the two little twins though, since they don’t really know what they’re
doing is aiding their parents’ ultimate goal of being the biggest dick
I was finishing up an assignment and was running just a little bit
late for school. I go out, call the elevator which says it’s on the 14th
floor, one floor above that is. It doesn’t move. I take my earbuds out
and hear little children’s voices- immediately I realize the situation.
The mum’s not yet out of the flat, but she’s sent her two little kids
out in advance to call the lift up and keep it there, god forbid she
wait a second upon exiting her apartment! You may think I was jumping to
a conclusion, but all the noises pointed to it and this wouldn’t be the
first time it happened.
This aggression will not stand.
Now, a thought crossed my mind that I should walk up the stairs, toss
the kids aside, say “Sorry, running late!” enter the lift, close the
door and leave. I was even prepared to argue with the missus if I were
to come across her too. I don’t shy away from conflict.
They’ve pushed my buttons for far too long. It’s time I push some buttons myself.
Alright, you goddamn bloody walrus, is that how it’s gonna be? You
apparently don’t mind making people wait when they’re already late, you
can do some waiting of your own, you scowling, hag.
Despite risking being even more late, I took the stairs down. However
I made sure I pressed the elevator button on every single floor on the
way down, make them wait approximately 15 seconds on every single floor
when the manatee manages to get out of the flat eventually.