K-pop excels at remaking entertainment from the west – some of the best k-pop songs are direct copies of western songs, and all k-pop is at the very least extremely western-influenced. So please enjoy this reconfiguration of a classic western tale, Kpopalypse style.
There have been some small changes to the blog, so here’s a “patch notes” style maintenance report for you to peruse while waiting for me to make my next proper post.
Yes, it’s the return of….
Once again I’m back to make you watch music videos of Korean groups that nobody outside of Korea (and maybe inside of Korea too) really gives a fuck about. Yay! You already know the rules, so without further ado let’s get started.
I’ve recently been alerted to the fact that some people think my k-pop blogging is “negative” and that I’m just hating on everything I can for cheap jokes and generally getting off on being a rude and unpleasant person. Gosh, what a strange perception. This is obviously untrue as clearly someone who genuinely hated k-pop wouldn’t spend so much time writing about it, so why are some people so easily confused about this?
Bear witness to the undeniable beauty that is After School/Orange Caramel’s Lizzy.
One of the most attractive women in k-pop, this resource of precious fap material is under threat.
I woke up today and notice that my viewcount had passed the 100,000 mark, so just dropping a quick note to say thanks to all my readers for the views! When I started this blog I had no idea it would be this popular. Sure, 100,000 is nothing in the grand scheme of k-pop blogs (to put it in perspective, Anti Kpop-Fangirl hit 10 million views recently and other more mainstream k-pop sites would have many times more than this) but it’s still a hell of a lot more than I thought would ever look at my writing! So thanks for your patronage – keep visiting and I’ll keep adding content! That’s all for now!
Welcome to the first Kpopalypse interview!
In this post I’m going to be interviewing Jacques Peterson, the owner/writer of pop website Arcadey and writer for pop-culture website Popdust. Jacques’ own website used to be called The Prophet Blog and he’s been writing about K-pop as well as pop from other countries for a long time, much to the pleasure/displeasure of many. Love him or hate him, if you’ve followed western K-pop blogging over the last few years you’ve probably seen some of his posts and have an opinion about them. He attracted my attention when the T-ara scandal broke in 2012, where his lucid writing style and refusal to blindly follow the trendy popular opinion of the time shone out to me like a jewel-encrusted beacon in a lake of shit. In this interview we cover off his views on a wide range of k-pop and blogging-related topics. Enjoy!
The other night was a rough night.
There I was, trying to get to sleep, with little success. Having lived in Australia my whole life, I’m accustomed to days in a row of 40+ degrees desert heat in summer; it doesn’t bother me too much as long as it’s cool overnight. What I struggle with more is when it only gets down to about 30 degrees at night, then it’s hard to sleep because there’s no real break in the heat. We’re getting more and more nights like that lately, probably from all you kids overseas burning all your carbons fapping to Girl’s Day videos.
People are always / asking me for all my “thoughts” / about k-pop songs
I normally do / not review songs, I find it / boring as batshit
But due to demand / I will make an exception / and review some songs
Please now enjoy these / Korean pop songs reviews / in Haiku format
These are all for songs / that I have been asked for my / “thoughts” on recently