Some of you may have noticed that I recently got a blog (the G-Dragon one) published on the blog site Anti Kpop-Fangirl.
Yes, this is happening with my permission! They asked for authors and I applied, I think it’s an entertaining site so I’m very happy that they consider some of my writing interesting enough to be included. From now on, some (but not all) of the content that you see on this blog may also be reposted there. This blog will also continue on as normal, to function partly as a draft blog for the content that will go over there, and also to continue to be available for me to post other random shit that might be on my mind but may not fit in with what Anti Kpop-Fangirl does, because it’s something specific to my radio show, or just not really of the right “tone” for their page.
If you want to know more about their site, all I can suggest is that you read their FAQ which you can find by clicking this bit of coloured text right here.
Some people might wonder why I would write for this site. If nothing else my writing style is a lot more verbose than what they usually do. Well, I think their satirical mission is good – fangirls do take themselves really seriously and desperately need a wake-up call. The situation of rabid k-pop fandoms is really just a situation of lots of people with bad mental health swapping notes on how to avoid taking their prescribed medication (reality). By all means enjoy your favourite artists, their music, and their image, but there are times when people should definitely try to take a step back and assess their mental state. Here are some warning signs for you to look out for:
* when you won’t listen to group B because you feel you’re “betraying the faith” in group A
* when gentle jokes about your biases’ (rumoured or actual) behaviour really upset you
* when you feel like you can’t relate to other people who don’t share your bias
* when you find Korean netizens’ comments to be generally rational regardless of topic
* when you find yourself falling in love with someone you have never met
* when you show up at that person’s door with a quart of your own menstrual blood to throw at them, so you can later brag on the Internet that “he touched my bodily fluids, we are now united”
Look at what happens when people don’t take a step back and instead take things too far:
So that’s why Anti Kpop Fangirl is good. You don’t want to be like these freaks, or one day your bias will disband and then you’ll wake up and wonder what the fuck you did with the last 5 years of your life, just like all those mentally ill Beatles fans had to.