I have been an Exo fan for a bit over a year; my anniversary with them is January 2nd, 2018. I love them so much and really don’t remember what I was doing before them. I listen to them consistently everyday, not to stream, but because I genuinely love their music. But I was introduced to them (and kpop) through a long term friend, and something unrelated happened between us, so we’re no longer friends. We haven’t been friends for months and they are not the kind of person I want/need in my life right now. But every time I think about how happy Exo makes me, my heart hurts thinking about how I can’t express that, or any thoughts and opinions I have, with them. There are other EXO fans online, and I talk to someone of them, but honestly, it’s not the same. I’m a newer Kpop fan, there’s a lot I don’t know, and I don’t necessarily want to try bonding with someone who’s whole life is Kpop; my friend and I were friends for years before because of other interests and we share the same moral/political values. I don’t want to search for that again. They can’t be replaced. So listening to Exo makes me feel bittersweet.
I hope that when Chen debuts as a solo artist he has songs like his OSTs. They are just so amazing!
I’ve seen all the lightsticks in kpop and I’ve to say that EXO’s has the best design. But seeing all the lightsticks of the sm groups, I’m scared that the 3rd version of eribong might look like cheap plastic.
When people say that somebody looks like a cat, it’s often just the eyes. But everything about Xiumin is cat-like. He’s probably hiding his tail somewhere.
EXO members do so many word plays in variety shows/lives that I might as well learn korean. But then they also have so many inside jokes.
I much prefer EXO now as opposed to a few years ago. I’m not talking music wise, but them as people. I’m not saying that they were ever arrogant, but they seemed to expect a lot for themselves, especially at award shows. Now they’re not necessarily the top group, the pressure has eased off and they seem much more relaxed and I can see how goofy and funny they really are.
The a capella part in Tempo really sent me and I was so glad it was included because imo it was a highly necessary vocal highlight in the song. Ngl i was a bit disappointed that it was so much rapping in Tempo compared to other exo title tracks(not bc i don’t like sehuns and chanyeols rapping or anything, songs that are structured that way generally just isn’t my style) but the break down really quenched my thirst for exos golden vocals.
I don’t know why some people get annoyed when someone loves two big groups. I am more of a BTS fan than Exo, but can see that Exo makes great music and have appealing band members. Don’t see why I should then get hostile to people who stan both or like Exo more. It’s all a matter of preference.
I feel bad for exo and shinee. They could be breaking so many international records if sm just Gave them some proper fucking promotions! I understand they want to give attention to nct and rv as they’re newer groups but I hate that they literally leave older groups to fend for themselves.
For hopefully the last time. There are still tensions b/w China and SK. This is why Lay and Victoria still aren’t able to promote in SK. “What about other idols like The8, Jun etc.?” you may ask. Frankly, the amount of popularity with and influence on the Chinese public Lay and Victoria have is significantly more than the other idols. You really can’t compare them with the others. In addition, Lay is the publicity ambassador for Changsha, appointed by the Communist Youth League of China.