A blog by a loser who's still learning about K-pop
About: Another K-pop Blog Enters the Fray
Well well well, look what we have here. Another fangirl wanting to gush about the wonderful world of K-pop on perhaps the umpteenth blog found on the industry.
Yeah, that’s right. I also want to go on and on about my faves and whine about them not coming anywhere near my home since I’m from Nowheresville, USA and idols only seem to know two cities: New York or LA. To ease my sorrow of not seeing my faves, I proceed to buy my bulk of K-pop merch of said faves because if I can’t see them then at least I have their merch to decorate every single last corner of my room to fill the emptiness of my dark heart. Because that’s what K-pop is about at the end of the day, right? Helping my idols sustain their careers when in reality all that sweet money is being consumed by their companies who leave their idols poor, enslaved, desolate or a lovely mix of those things and more!
Okay, let me talk a step back a bit since that introduction got a little dark. Hello, I’m an insomnia, which is the name of Dreamcatcher’s fandom. Dreamcatcher, if you don’t know, is the name of a K-pop girl group who typically have a dark nightmarish theme going on which I’m completely here for. And I’m also a cynic, hence the name InsomniaCynic. I know, it’s an awful name but I’m not that creative at name-making and all the good ones were taken. I see you’ve reached my blog and wow wow wow, what a surprise. Truly I’m shocked that anyone would stumble upon this…monstrosity…though I haven’t even posted much of worth at all.
But, why am I really doing this? Simple. I like writing despite my bloody anxiety getting in the way of everything I try to do. And I like K-pop despite being an industry that is not entirely all peaches and cream though some may tell you otherwise. I’ll be honest, I’m still quite the learner myself when it comes to the ins and outs of K-pop, the industry, the fandoms (oh, the fandoms…), the idols, and everything in between hence the name of the blog, K-pop’s Lost Fangirl.
BUT I’ve learned that I find all of this pretty darn fascinating and so I’m gonna do my bestest to not only educate myself but also teach you a thing or two about K-pop that you’ve never quite thought about. Hopefully…I’m not an expert. I got some research papers lined up, quality websites to browse (not the shady ones like allkpop and Koreaboo, please), and a blog run by either a very lovely chap or the cunt of the world (take your pick) as sources that I’d love to add my own spin to.
I’m also dabbling into my own research as well. My focus is on fandoms, mental health and related topics pertaining to fans and the idols, parasocial relationships, and general K-pop culture. Annnnd, as if all this technical pieces ain’t you slice of pie than what about delving into some lovely fanfiction by yours truly? Yes, I plan to write fanfiction on here which is controversial in itself, but I will make my case for and against fanfiction in a future post. For now, just console yourself with the fact that I will not be writing fanfiction of the Wattpad or AsianFanFiction-kind. I’ve read skimmed through my fair share of those and oh boy, what a ride. Admittedly, I’ve written my own (blame my friends for that), and have definitely wanted to branch out and not write a typical y/n fluffy cringefest, so that expect that here.
But I’ll tell you right now, if you don’t like to read long pieces of trash like mine then save yourself the trouble and leave now please. I’m not a scholar at writing but I write…a lot so if long posts turn you off, leave because I’ll tell you right now a lot of post probably won’t be some pictures of your biases and some text underneath worshiping the living scheiße out of them. Though I suppose if you’ve read this far then congrats!
Now, message from our mascot:
Why’s he the mascot? Simple–brand value. I mean, the dude’s Jungkook from BTS and everyone knows that these days EVERYONE and their mother uses BTS for clout and cover-ups. Plus, it seems like he’s arguably the most popular member of BTS and thus the most recognizable so why not? The boy is properly objectified left and right so he makes the perfect mascot. Alright, well, honestly that is only part of the reason. Maybe one day I’ll write up a semi-entertaining post about why Jungkook of BTS is the mascot of this blog. For now, just look at him as a hardworking mascot despite already fecking it up within the first month of his mascot duties.
Anyways, I guess that’ll be all from me today. I gave you the why and how of the blog and even threw in a blog mascot, so I think that should be the list done, right? First post, first proper blog and I already feel like I’m failing at something, haha.
Regardless, welcome to my blog and I hope you stay for at least a post or two.