Thursday, December 31, 2015

Kpop Year in Review: 2015

With the year coming to an end, it's time to revisit the last 12 months of kpop. So how delicious was it?

As delicious as a Seulrene fanfic involving ice cream

Really, 2015 was easily the best year for kpop since 2009. The hardest part wasn't finding great, iconic songs, but rather choosing which ones were the best. So here are Soyeon Friend's and my favorite kpop songs of the year (as well as a couple wankers). And warning: As always, there will be overlap.

Best of the Worst: Dec. 31, 2015

Welcome, friends, to the last Best of the Worst of 2015. So what's been going on in kpop in the final week of the year? Fans getting outraged about stupid shit, of course.

Yes, TVXQ fans have been cry-crying about iKON's fandom light sticks, which are the same orangey-red color as their beloved group's. It seems that by being a similar color, the iKON sticks are fucking with the integrity of kpop and "disrupting the peace" between fandoms.

I think it's time to call in Officer Yura to maintain the peace. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

You Don't Always Have to Press 'F'

2015 was a pretty great year in k-pop tbqh, fam. However, it was a pretty bad year if you were in one of the groups mentioned in this here post. Basically, a lot of groups disbanded because they were shit, most likely, or because one of their members got put in jail. I'm going to tell you some groups that disbanded this year and whether you should care. (For full disclosure, a lot of these groups were already pretty inactive, but for the sake of this, I'm just going off ones that officially disbanded this year. For full-full disclosure, any group not mentioned in this post is not even worth mentioning/caring about.)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Best of the Worst: Dec. 10, 2015

It begins. Year-end lists are starting to roll out for 2015, and with them, so many objectively wrong opinions.

Or in the case of YouTube's most played list, so much bad taste.

A list that is as good as it is diverse

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Best of the Worst: Dec. 3, 2015

I stopped playing Laboum's "Aalow Aalow" long enough to put together this Best of the Worst for you, so please read it well.

This week in ridiculous kpop news, we have a singer who really hates Psy, an idol scolding his fans, and Taeyang's disappointment.

No, it wasn't the lack of skinship reciprocation from Seungri.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Best of the Worst: Nov. 19, 2015

I was sitting alone in my room today, like I often do, meticulously Photoshopping my favorite Exo members into "Star Wars" scenes, when I thought to myself: "There's got to be an easier way for a girl to fulfill her Exo/'Star Wars' fetish."

Thankfully, SM and Disney — in an unholy collaboration for the ages — recently gifted us with this not-at-all-creepy photoshoot:

This pic alone is enough to supply
my prolific fanfic writing for the next decade.

Just think of all the role playing ...

and lightsaber crossing ...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Best of the Worst: Nov. 12, 2015

Hello again, friends, and apologies for skipping out on last week's Best of the Worst. We're back with this week's shittiest kpop news, including someone who likes Namjoo a little too much, a girl group who wants you to calm the fuck down at the airport, and idols who look cute in glasses:

Hyominnie didn't make the list, but she should have.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Best of the Worst: Oct. 29, 2015

Welcome ghouls and gals to this Halloween edition of Best of the Worst. OK, so it's just the same stuff as usual, but with your favorite idols dressed up

... that is ... if your favorite idols are from SM.

A photo posted by SMTOWN WONDERLAND 2015 (@smtown_wonderland) on

A photo posted by SMTOWN WONDERLAND 2015 (@smtown_wonderland) on

And if they aren't, well that's really a "you" problem, isn't it?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Best of the Worst: Oct. 23, 2015

Welcome to Best of the Worst: awkward photoshoot edition. Here, we have plenty of awkward photos for your viewing, um, I guess you'd call that "pleasure."

There's Dara, Mistress of the Night:

And "Unpretty Rapstar" Jessi taking a bite out of Dok2:

And Chorong, taking up the habit:

Surely, it's in response to this performance.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

"So Crazy" A Soyeon Simulator Game Thing

Now you can fulfill your fantasy of eating Boram.
I made a text-based adventure game where you play as Soyeon and try to get to Music Core. I hope you like it! Get it here!.

+It's Free!
+ Interact with T-ara!
+Multiple endings!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Best of the Worst: Oct. 15, 2015

Here's a question for you: Has a kpop idol or group become so popular that you've started to dislike them because of it?

I've never experienced this urge to turn against something just because it's suddenly ubiquitous. I have seen plenty of groups rise to popularity only to make shitty songs. In such cases, I've started to dislike the group not because of its sudden popularity but because its new music is nothing like what drew me in the first place.

But apparently, hating on idols for getting lots of attention and media play is a thing.

Seolhyun demonstrates public perception of herself
in January versus what it is today.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Best of the Worst: Oct. 8, 2015

This week saw a lot of people making bold statements. We have a model telling IU who she should date, an actress insisting her wedding is "definitely not shotgun," and Hyejeong's shirt:


Monday, October 5, 2015

3 years later ...

Today marks three years since I started this blog. I'm surprised and pretty glad it's still around, though I've been slacking big time for the past year. And you all deserve better.

Like Yoo In Na

... with a beer

... during one of her sexy European vag-cations with IU.

That's what you deserve.

I'd like to get back to actually posting things that aren't Best of the Worst, but we'll see. I won't make any promises in case I can't keep them. Plus, my obsession with watching performances of the 'Moos (both Mama- and Sona-) takes up a lot of time, and I'm not sure I'm ready for another commitment.

I'll end this post with the Wonder Girls, because I hope to stick around and still be badass as long as they have. Also, I've been getting into "Unpretty Rapstar 2" (because I hate quality rap and my braincells), so I've had Yubin on the mind for days.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Best of the Worst: Oct. 1, 2015

It's a jammed-packed edition of Best of the Worst this week. We've got an actor's frightening transformation, an idol trying to start shit with North Korea, and the return of Bad Boy Seungri.

Ayy mang

Friday, September 25, 2015

Best of the Worst: Sept. 25, 2015

Hello, everyone. Are you ready to lose more brain cells? Then join us for another round of Best of the Worst!

Today we have a meaningful and enlightening discussion about female idols' thighs, an idol who likes late-night drunk food, and a really weird campaign with VIXX:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Best of the Worst: Sept. 17, 2015

Wow, people were really mad this week about all kinds of stupid shit. There's always some people making a big deal about nothing, but this week had a much higher than average pissy meter.

Netizens got "outraged" at a company's choice of transportation for their singer, an idol's choice of bra, and lipstick application.

I think you got a little, uh, something on your lip.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Best of the Worst: Sept. 10, 2015

Hola, friends! We are back with another round of Best of the Worst. This week, we have an idol with naughty hands, a drunk star making a scene during someone else's performance, and an epic battle of "Who Wore It Better" — Seolhyun or Cardboard Cutout Seolhyun?

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Best of the Worst: Sept. 3, 2015

Hello again, friends! This week in ridiculous kpop news, we have a rapper who is most definitely not in a sex tape, a model whose breasts are most definitely not fake, and Namjoo:

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Best of the Worst: Aug. 27, 2015

Welcome to a very educational edition of Best of the Worst.

In the following links, you'll learn how to keep your face flawless like Cheetah, which celeb is 10 times quirkier than Henry and which member of iKON is kind of a dick.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Best of the Worst: Aug. 21, 2015

Today, I present you with a golden opportunity: a chance to sleep in Oppa's bed!

Yes, Oppa G-Dragon is hosting a promo in which five lucky fans will get the chance to spend a few days and nights in his old studio (Filthy Westerners need not apply).

I welcome you to my home away from home —
now please take the bedsheets with you when you leave. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Best of the Worst: Aug. 13, 2015

We've got quite a variety for you in this week's Best of the Worst. There's an actor who needs a police escort to use the bathroom, the gay community's list of favorite male idols, and a former kpop idol trying her hand at Chinese variety shows.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Best of the Worst: Aug. 7, 2015

Sorry for being flaky and late again. I'd provide you with a real-life excuse, but nobody cares about that. So onto The Best of the Worst.

This week, we've got an idol group pleading to come back, spooky kpop, and nudity! Because of this last item, we've rated this post as "R" and ask that anyone under 18 refrain from clicking the "Read more" button.

So please, children, get the fuck out like Auntie IU says.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Best of the Worst: July 30, 2015

Welcome back, everyone. We've got quite the collection of kcrap today. There's an idol who kisses people when she's drunk, YG's confession and G-Dragon's sick ride.

Please take me for a ride, GD.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Review: Beast "YeY"

Could there be a better visual metaphor for Beast's latest song, "YeY," than Hyunseung wallowing in a pile of garbage?


Friday, July 24, 2015

Review: Primary "Don't Be Shy," featuring Choa and IRON

Is Primary's new song the sleeper hit of this summer?

G-Friend Comes Back With Me Gustas Tu, Still No Hints What the 'G' Stands For

My Spanish is real rusty but I think that means, "More ass shots of Shinb and Yerin."
G-Friend came back with a new M/V, Me Gustas Tu. I haven't really paid much attention to them except I know one of the members asked her PS for the 'Sica' and their asses are pretty decent. No, what I'm really concerned with is figuring out what that damn 'G' stands for. I've compiled a few possibilities.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Best of the Worst: July 23, 2015

Can you believe it? It's already been a week. And that means more shitty kpop news.

Today we've got a hip-hop star going (back) to prison, a questionable MV model choice, and poor Nine Muses.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Best of the Worst: July 16, 2015

Halloween is still months away, but I saw something recently that frightened me to my very core. No, it wasn't the first of Hara's "Choco Chip Cookie" stages.

It was something much worse.

Boy group animal "plushies." (I can't even type that word without quotes, because it disgusts me so much.) Basically, they are the most obnoxious pieces of cutesy bullshit ever. And most of them don't even look anything like the idols they're portraying.

Do not scroll down if you're feeling suicidal. I don't want this post to be the thing that finally pushes you over the edge. That's what family's for.


Die quicker.

Die by that bear's hand.

Oh, fine, just kill me instead.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Best of the Worst: July 10, 2015

I'm a little late on this week's post. But hey, I never promised reliability, did I?

Kpop media's been extra obsessed with female idols and their hair this week, and I don't get it. In a time where Girl's Day flashed their goodies to the world, we get this:

You shitting me?

Friday, July 3, 2015

Best of the Worst: July 2, 2015

Despite all the girl group comebacks, great and not-so-great, this summer, kpop news is still somehow inundated with Big Bang bullshit. Namely, people upset at Big Bang.

Now, I understand if Taecyeon is upset with BB, since his group got publicly shat upon in favor of G-
Dragon and the Boyz.

But other BB-butthurt news bewilders me.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Best of the Worst: June 25, 2015

Welcome back, everyone. This week, we've got idols compared to Western artists, an extreme diet, and an idol suspected of cocaine use.

No, it's not CL, though her life choices are beginning to concern me.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Best of the Worst: June 18, 2015

This week in bad kpop, we've got excessive aegyo, an idol sparking fan wars and two separate items that somehow involve Zico.

Zico and Hyuna — the devil's OTP

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Best of the Worst: June 11, 2015

Hi readers, and sorry for not posting last week (I was busy). Please accept this photo of Dahye as my sincere apology.

Anywho, this week in bad kpop we've got idol shit talking, an embarrassing manager, and the pot calling the kettle slutty.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Best of the Worst: May 21, 2015

Welcome back, everyone. Let's cut to the chase this week: AOA is creating a line of toothbrushes.

Achieve your dreams: Put Choa in your mouth every day. 

I'm already planning to order the whole set. I'll use Yuna for my daily brushing, Jimin for special occasions like vacation, I'll attach Choa to a gold mount so I can stare at it all day, and Chanmi can help me clean around the grout in the bathroom.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Interview with Lim Kim

Hi! Soyeon Friend here with an exclusive interview with Lim Kim. Lim Kim as you know has experienced a huge surge in popularity with the tracks "Love Game" and "Awoo". Recently, she was kind enough to take time out her busy schedule and record this interview where we reminisce about old times.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Best of the Worst: May 14, 2015

It was all about idol bodies and body image this week. We learned which four females have the best legs in kpop, how AOA Jimin looks like a dog, and what keeps Hyosung looking so fine. We also got not one, but TWO stories about boobies. Oh happy day.

The first chest in question

If you look at this photo at the right angle, you can see through her shirt.
Leopard print, a fine choice.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This is a post that consists of nothing but Apink with their mouths open/things in their mouths

Finals are over and I finally have time to settle down and create some great content for AKF. So, with that being said I hope you guys appreciate my first ever effort post. I put a lot of work into this!~

Friday, May 8, 2015

Best of the Worst: May 7, 2015

I confess, readers, that it's taking all my willpower to put BotW together this week. It's not that I don't like doing it. This week has been so rich in kpop, and I'm having a hard time not just listening to new BESTie on repeat (again).

But the world of ridiculous kpop news doesn't stop turning because of a few good comebacks. No, it only gets stronger, because now, it has more fuel. This week, we get Daesung's best haircut to date, bitter Exo-Ls, and a group who's finally in the black.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BESTie's "Excuse Me" showcase messed me up real good

How is NEWstie?

After having watched BESTie's "Excuse Me" performance 11 times in a row, I can say with absolute certainty, "Amazing."

I can also no longer process visual or auditory stimuli. Oh well.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Best of the Worst: April 30, 2015

It's been a tough day. It had already been a trying day, then I heard Big Bang's "Bae Bae" and suffered through Elsie's Eunjung's solo piece of garbage.

There's nothing I love more than watching a music video from one of my favorite singers
and basically never getting to see her face. Yeah, I fucking love that.

Now that I'm all good and pissed off, let's begin looking back at this week's ridiculous kpop news.