BTS World: Cultivating Parasocial relationships

EDIT: This post was made into a video on my YouTube channel. If you don’t mind wasting your life for 24 minutes, then hop on over or watch here: Recently, I read a Verge article about the fairly new BTS World game that has come out this summer to...

Escape the Idol Dungeon

Hey, I made another YouTube video (my third one! Excitement!), so I wanted to share on my blog. I think I will be making this a common practice since I want those who just visit my blog to know that I have a YouTube channel, too. As of the...

K-pop Hunger Games: Sims Edition

Hi! I can’t believe I did it, but I have created my very first YouTube video based on posts from this blog and while I definitely suck with speaking and improvising, I hope those are skills that I can improve into the future, so please wish me luck. I...

A Night in Itaewon

This post is a month late, I know. My only excuse is that life happened. The week this news broke out, I was going through some mental strife though this idea was floating around my head but in a different form than I present to you now. Then, when...

What Do You Think, Yoongi?

Okay, but seriously, I was debating on how I would structure this post because I had read a rather amusing take on the whole situation here, on the almighty Kpopalypse’s blog and wanted to add some light-heartedness into the situation as well. Though some may say the Australian guy...

CEO Bang and the BigHit Chocolate Factory: Trouble in Paradise

Hello, after being able to post for the last week or so, I think I can officially say that I’m back. After an approximate one month hiatus in which I was taken away by my lovely jailer and bane of my undergrad existence–college, I have returned a fresh new...

LGBTQ in Korea Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Hello all, once again I bring you a post that I hope you will receive fondly. I think a lot of people have heard about the new cluster of cases that have emerged in South Korea’s popular nightlife district, Itaewon. It is also known as the foreigner district as...

RM’s Reading Recommends and a Lesson on Racial Fetishization

What? A post two days in a row? Unfounded. Impossible. Not justifiable. No one asked and yet, here I am with another blog post. I know. I’m shocked as well, but if I could post daily that would be great, but the perfectionist in me and life barges in...

BTS House of ARMY and Lightstick Appreciation Post

I’ll start off this post by saying that I’m not a lightstick connoisseur. I have only two lightsticks. Both of which I only recently got in Korea back in Novemberish. The lightsticks in question are: As you can see, the BTS lightstick came with the pouch and strap (I...

K-pop Hunger Games: Easter Quarantine Edition

Hello Hello, and happy Easter everyone! Since the last Hunger Games, the world has become enflamed with the virus that shall not be named and I thought it was time for another K-pop Hunger Games to cheer your spirits up during lockdown. I’m not sure about you guys, but...

Chapter 2: Black Women and their love for K-music

From the last “chapter” I posted a months and months back, I mentioned that this series was inspired in part by a mini thesis paper I had read about Black YouTubers who reacted to K-pop music videos and how that affects their identities. One quote that I wrote down...