I love doing tags because let’s face it, everyone likes the opportunity to talk about themselves and their interests. I thought I’d do a K-Pop specific one since I’ve started writing a lot of K-Pop posts so here goes nothing! I found this here [x]
1. Favourite solo artist
I’m actually already stuck on the first question. Most of my favourite soloists are from groups. I really like MiSO at the moment and Hyuna.
2. Top 5 Bias Groups
24K, BTS, Oh My Girl, G-Friend and AOA
3. Do you ship anyone?
4. What fan group(s) do you identify with? (i.e. VIP, Blackjack etc.)
I’m really multi-fandom so a ton. I’d say I’m a massive 24U, SONE, Buddy and ARMY though.
5. How did you get into K-Pop?
I was already a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and I wanted to get into K-Pop so when I saw a photo of Crayon Pop with Lady Gaga on Tumblr I decided to give them a listen. I didn’t like them at first but the more I listened to them the more I got into them. Slowly but surely I started to like more groups until I became complete trash.
6. Do you know how to speak to Korean?
Extremely limited but I do know the odd word. I could never hold a conversation or watch anything without subtitles though, it’s literally probably like ten words at the most.
7. Have you gone to any K-Pop concerts?
My first K-Pop concert was K-Con Paris where I saw Block B, IOI, BTS, f(x), FT Island and SHINee. Then I saw 24K who I’ve now seen three times. I saw Block B at their own concert again. Went to London Korean Festival and saw KNK, Snuper, EXID and Highlight. I also Dreamcatcher in February. BTS just announced their World Tour and I was so excited until I saw that they’d be in London while I was in Japan which is just bloody typical. Luckily they’ll be in Paris when we get back so we can just travel to see them there, assuming we get tickets.
8. Do you have any K-Pop merch?
Tons of K-Pop albums, a few t-shirts (one ASTRO, one BTS and one Crayon Pop), some cheering towels (Girls’ Generation and 24K), a few posters (BTS, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation and 24K) and a J-Hope phone case. I think that’s about it. Unless photo cards count too, I have a few of them.
9. Do you watch variety shows?
I’m never really sure what ‘variety show’ means but I watch Men on a Mission and Weekly Idol.
10. Top 3 biases?
Cory from 24K, J-Hope from BTS and Kisu from 24K.
11. What was the first K-Pop song you immediately liked upon hearing?
Ooh this is difficult because when I first got into K-Pop every song required a few listens before I liked it. I think it was 2NE1’s ‘I Am the Best’ because I’d gotten used to the beat from watching that advert the song appeared in – I can’t remember what the advert was for but I used to hear it every time I went to the cinema.
12. A K-Pop group you really don’t like or don’t want to give a try?
NCT which isn’t 100% true because I do like some of their songs but because of their concept of having tons of idols in the same group and having everyone in sub-units it really puts me off. I just find it too confusing. But it’s not really 100% true because through Becca I’m starting to hear a ton more songs and they are good, I’m just not a fan of the concept.
13. Who is your LEAST favourite idol?
I don’t really have one because I don’t go out of my way to dislike anybody. I wasn’t a fan of the fat-shaming comments Super Junior’s Shindong made a while ago so I guess him.
14. Do you listen to solo artists as much as groups?
I think so, I do prefer groups but solo songs are just as good.
15. What has been your favourite comeback of the year?
We’re only in April so I’m hoping for some amazing comebacks this year but the first one that really blew me away was CLC’s ‘Black Dress’, I loved that from the first listen. I think that’ll chart quite high on my ‘Favourite K-Pop Songs From 2018’. Oh My Girl’s ‘Banana Allergy Monkey’ was good too but I wasn’t feeling it on first listen so I’ll go with ‘Black Dress’.
16. What is your least favourite concept/era from your favourite group?
24K – U R So Cute – I actually quite like the song but it’d still be my least favourite
Girls’ Generation – Genie – That leg dance move they do is just super annoying
BTS – NO – It’s an okay song but it’s not my favourite
17. Has your bias acted in any films or dramas at all?
I’m pretty sure Cory was in a thing but I don’t know if it was a drama. Other than that I don’t really know, I don’t go out of my way to watch idols in K-Dramas. I did wanna watch V in Hwarang but I never got around to it.
18. Are you one those people that stans trainees or groups before they debut?
No, I don’t know any trainees and I generally wait until the groups debuted before I start to get interested. I’ve heard a lot about Loona and I keep thinking of checking them out but I think I’ll wait until their debut. I can’t really be bothered until then.
19. Who was your first ever bias in the K-Pop industry?
I suppose Soyul from Crayon Pop but the first person I ever actively biased was probably J-Hope from BTS.
20. If you had a Korean name, what would it be?
I hate questions like this.
21. Who would you want as an older brother?
Jin from BTS, think of all the yummy food he’d make.
22. Who would you want as an older sister?
Probably Gummi from Crayon Pop because she seems like a really caring person so I imagine she’d make a great older sister.
23. Funniest couple?
I don’t know, I’ve never really thought about like two people who I think are funnier when they’re together.
24. If your bias kissed you, how would you react?
This has sort of already happened to me because Kisu kissed my hand at the 24K fan meet. Other than that I’d probably be like ‘well’. I don’t know, it’s a weird question.
25. If your bias asked you to marry him/her, how would you react?
I think we all sit back and we’re like “I’d say yes!” But let’s be real for a second. I’d have said yes if Gerard Way had asked me to marry him when I was thirteen but now I’d be stuck with a middle-aged man making music I don’t care about anymore. We don’t genuinely know any idols so it’d be easy for me to be like “yes” but how awkward if we had nothing in common?
26. Worst looking idol?
None of them, for crying out loud.
27. TOP or G-Dragon?
I don’t really listen to either of them but probably G-Dragon.
28. Which company is your favourite?
I think regardless of how much you think you like a company each of them is low-key shady. I’d probably say Chrome, the company that Crayon Pop were from. I liked Big Hit for a while but I don’t know I’ve read some stuff that’s put me off a little bit.
29. In terms of looks, which group is the best?
I think Oh My Girl have some stunning visuals. If you also want a boy group then BTS I guess.
30. In terms of songs, which group is the best?
I’d say Girls’ Generation because they have such a wide range of concepts. For boy groups it’s between 24K and BTS.
31. Which group would you prefer to have as classmates in real life?
After watching Knowing Bros I’d love to have Heechul as a classmate but I wouldn’t particularly want the rest of Super Junior. I guess for a whole group I’d want 24K, they’d be hilarious.
32. Who would you want as a best friend?
I feel like I’m repeating a lot of idols so I’ll try and pick someone different! I think Hyoyeon from Girls’ Generation is pretty funny so she’d be a great best friend. Or Hyolyn from SISTAR, she seems pretty cool.
33. Who would you want as a boyfriend?
I always say Cory from 24K or J-Hope from BTS although realistically I don’t think I have much in common with either of them.
34. Who would you want as a husband?
Refer back to question 33 I guess.
35. How many kids will you have with them?
None, kids are annoying.
36. Which K-Pop star do you wish to have a body like?
Probably Hwasa from Mamamoo, I think she’s proper body goals.
37. Which K-Pop star do you wish to have a face like?
Hmm I guess Yooa from Oh My Girl because she’s literally stunning or Sunny from Girls’ Generation.
38. Lastly which group would you like to work with in real-life?
Either 24K or BTS because I think both of them would be really funny.
This tag was supposed to have 40 questions but I took a couple out, because they were just annoying. Feel free to comment some of your answers!