🌟 i haven’t done these in a long time. i follow 316 blogs and they’re honestly all amazing. if i could i would tag all of them but aaaa here are just a few. you can also stalk blogs i have reblogged stuff from! 🌟
(if we’re mutuals and i forgot to tag you i’m so so sorry. pls know that if i follow you i adore your blog and you’re definitely a part of this list. otherwise i wouldn’t be following you haha)
one of the things that new fans don’t seem to understand is that shinee debuted with no fanfare. the impulse to compare that debut with other group’s is being fought because at this point even new fans understand how recent groups have debuted. shinee debuted on their debut date, there was virtually no run-up, there were no ads (as far as i’m aware) with their image; there was absolutely nothing. the boys themselves didn’t tell their families until less than a month before that they were debuting.
they were a rumor that materialized without warning.
additionally, when they did debut they did much of the marketing themselves, evidenced by taemin & his bag of lollies, & they did so while three of them were still in school. they sat in the shadows of the “rising gods of the east” & still shone brightly. their orbit is too steady for flash/burn fans to understand, the need for popularity & momentary opulence overriding the wisdom that steadiness is of greater value.
they’ve seen groups come & go, they’ve seen their own fellow label mates leave & groups they’re close to lose members. yet they’re still here. all of them. & selling albums in an economy & a society that is not receptive to the existence of pop groups yet respects them & their professionalism.
that makes them legends.
they’re also a bunch of weirdos which honestly is just a bonus.