Musical Monday – No Comments from the Peanut Gallery

Posted by SaraG on January 18, 2021

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I’m not gonna lie, last week was a rough week. In the disaster response world, it felt like last March again, and federal and state leadership kept pulling the rug out from underneath us locals with little regard for the impacts. The single piece of incredible news I got was the Biden tapped one of the best people in the world as the next head of FEMA. She is my former boss, an early mentor, and one of the loveliest and strongest women I know. It literally brings a tear to my eye to know that should shit go down, I can legit pick up the phone and call the big guns and know that I’ll get an answer.

I totally get that the above paragraph holds only marginal interest for anyone here looking for Kpop chatter and it’s incredibly off-topic for the site, but it’s been a year and this is my post and my opportunity to vent just the tiniest bit knowing that 99.9% of my coworkers and colleagues won’t ever see it. More than 99.9%. I can name only one person of the hundreds I work with that will certainly see it. And she didn’t come here for work chat either. 

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Khottie of the Week: Coming Attractions 2021

Posted by Stephanie on January 17, 2021

Khottie of the Week

Its that time of year again! Time to look ahead to see just which idols are reaching the age of 24, the age where they are finally khottie eligible! Why 24 you ask? No idea, it was an age I came up with so many years ago and have stuck to it ever since (for the most part). There are some big hitters born in 1997 (don’t depress yourself too much by looking closely at the year.) and I’m excited to get some of these guys added to the list. Side note, it was also pretty interesting researching this, seeing all the groups I have no recollection of! Groups who have come and gone these last few years. Nothing is set or absolute in Kpop and today was a reminder of that.

But, shaking that off, let’s take a look at everyone hitting this year’s khottie calendar! Read more

Throwback (Musical) Thursday – That’s Why

Posted by SaraG on January 14, 2021

Music

Once upon a time, when JYP’s Stray Kids were new, YG was still run by YG, and countless idols and trainees were wasting away in the basement of that building, I got a text from Alix and KpopontheDL telling me all about a trainee that I was absolutely going to fall in love with one day. The ladies had been watching old, pre-debut content of the development of the Stray Kids and had thoroughly enjoyed the episodes with these promising JYP trainees going head to head with a pile of YG hopefuls in a bit of a dance, rap, vocal battle. They had zeroed in on a particular YG trainee as exactly my type. 

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Handmade Love…. Well, It Was Pretty?

Posted by Stephanie on January 13, 2021

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I finally finished a drama! Granted, it was a very, very (very) short drama, but there was a beginning, middle, and end, and I hit every single one of them. Handmade Love, or Handsome Tailor as I know it, was a mini-drama that I watched, wrote about and now that it’s done, I wonder, why did I care? Read more

BL and Bubbles Awards!

Posted by Stephanie on January 12, 2021

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HELLO THERE FELLOW BL LOVERS! It’s been another solid year of BL of weekly BL and Bubbles sessions with my partner in watching crime, Alix. (No even COVID separation could stop us!) This year brought us the rise of Philipino dramas, tons of shows from Thailand and now? Even Korea is starting to get in on the BL mix! We decided in honor of such a great year, we’re going to record a (possibly tipsy) podcast giving out the very first ever BL and Bubbles Awards! (I’m giving calling them The Pink Milks serious contemplation.) We’ve come up with a series of categories/topics that we’re going to discuss ranging from good shows, bad shows, favorite couples, best skinship, ect. I thought I’d add them here and if you want to chime in, comment below by Friday! Read more

Musical Monday – I’m Gonna Need That Number

Posted by SaraG on January 11, 2021

Music

It’s a little challenging to write the first couple of Musical Mondays of the year – it feels a bit too late to put up songs from December even though it was days ago and I don’t always want to talk about the songs that have come out in January. Not because I don’t love them, I’m just not ready or don’t have anything interesting to say about them. So, I’m going to settle into the discomfort and chat about a little diddy that brings me so much joy even though it came out at the tail end of the year that should not be named.

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Khottie of the Week: Victon’s Seungsik

Posted by Stephanie on January 10, 2021

Khottie of the Week

Victon's Seungsik

After the blow-up this week of Got7, (I’m sorry for your loss, Got7 fans) I’m moving from the idea of completing the grouping and am turning KHottie’s focus towards Victon. Looking at our khottie options, taking in age, and previously awarded titles, I hit on Victon’s Seungsik! Read more

Episode 262: KDrama Sub-Sub-Subsidiaries

Posted by Stephanie on January 8, 2021

Podcast

New Year new watching? Talking about some of the highlights of 2020…song-wise. There were some great ones! Then talking about all of the shows currently being ingested and Stephanie is happy to report non-bl dramas almost equal bl! (Not really, but it’s closer than it has been!) Dramas mentioned? Mystic Pop Up Bar, Devil Punisher, Cherry Magic, Meet Me Outside and more!

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Top Fifty (One)

Posted by SaraG on January 7, 2021

Music

As promised, I am giving you my favorite fifty (one) songs of 2020  today. But before I get into the actual songs, there are few things I want to layout in terms of process, why I pull the list together, and what I get out of it. Let’s be clear, I know that this isn’t some earth-shattering, Billboard top 100, and I want to make sure that it’s understood that this list is a snapshot in time. There are easily another 50-75 different songs that I weeded through to get to this list that could have very easily replaced something had I been crafting on a different day. I listen to a LOT of music and I am very full of love for a LOT of songs. 

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Noona Romance Alert!

Posted by Stephanie on January 6, 2021

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She Would Never Know Poster

It’s been a while since there’s been a good noona romance, hasn’t it been? I’m going to say that usually, noona romances are not my cup of tea, but She Would Never Know with Typhoon Rowoon? This looks like it could be fun! And not creepy! Which is something I really look for in a drama. Does the main couple squidge me out? No? Then I could be in! Read more

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