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Writing Prompt: Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt – Screen

 

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So last year I spontaneously stopped watching television…. there were several reasons, one was the medication that I was taking at the time made it difficult to concentrate, then there was this sensory overload situation; and I found myself closing my eyes and listening to the television, after a few times of doing that I just turned it off… It didn’t help that the shows that I enjoyed kept getting canceled, or I begin to lose interest in and I turned my television off with the thought that “if I really, really wanted to watch it I would catch it on Hulu.

Fast forward to a year later, I turned my television back on, only because I thought that I should finish what I started,(even though I didn’t watch any of season 5 ) and watch the final season of Downton Abbey, so my television is only on on Sundays, and I do watch Hulu, I watch the show Telenovela which really isn’t the kind of show that I enjoy, but I think it’s hilarious, and I don’t watch it every week, sometimes I miss a week or two and just catch up since the show is only 30 minutes long.

And as I write this it occurred to me that tonight is the series finale of Downton, so I guess my television will be unplugged yet again…. While not watching television this is what I realized it. I don’t miss it, there is nothing that is on television that I can’t find out through the computer….

Just the other day I was speaking to my great-aunt on the phone, she frequently calls me and asks, “Tyra, did you see that product on the TV? I want you to order that for me” I have to remind her that I don’t watch television, and second I have to remind he that I’m not a mind reader, there are a lot of products on television, I need her to be specific….. Well the other day I guess she finally had it with me not knowing what she was talking about she declared, “That’s why you don’t know nothing, cause you don’t watch TV.!” Now this is an old lady, so I just took it and agreed…..(while laughing my butt off on the inside)
She went on to say, “I’m not sure what’s wrong with you, you come from a long line of people who enjoy sitting down and watching TV” and when she said that a light came on. I do watch television, I watch it when I’m at other’s people’s houses, but I don’t want to me one of those people who just sits down all day long watching television, I did that before, I also ballooned up to 300 pounds…cause all I did was eat and watch TV. I like reading, I like going for walks outside, I like knitting, and sometimes before I drifted off to bed I will watch my favorite Korean variety shows on my tablet. But I will not sit for hours and hours staring at the TV.

 

Until Next Time,

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Music Monday: Overdose

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Talk about another case of “Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor”. Let’s get this right out of the way (for those who don’t know) In the beginning there were 12…. then there were 11 now there are 10 (since October 2014, which consists of 8 Korean and 2 Chinese members) . Separated into two sub-groups EXO-M (primarily promotes in China and has a Mandarin language album) and EXO-K (promotes in Korea), with a Korean language album). This week’s pick is a label-mate of last week’s pick, which I I’m starting to seriously think that SM love to overwhelm audiences  with lots of people on the stage (translation Bias Wreckers).

How did I fall down the rabbit hole that Exo? It’s simple, I started watching Roommate’s on Hulu and I really enjoyed it and after a while I became very curious about the musicians on the show. At first I decided to commit myself to just one song (which is Overdose) and I tore that song up… at least 30 times a day…. I loved it. .Seriously on those days when I had 8,000 steps and was ready to go to bed I would play these a few times and my 10,00 step goal was completed. I think what prompted me to download the entire mini album was, I might be missing out.  Knowing what I know now I should have stuck with that one song and left it there, let’s just say I have all the albums (and I fell no shame .. NONE)

 

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To be honest I would have preferred for another song to pop up, because EXO has been EVERWHERE. from their five recent concerts  to their comeback and those damn teasers…It’s a lot for a fan to deal with…. those teasers are killing me (I haven’t even dealt with Sehun’s…. I’m still recovering from Xiumin’s (I’m rational adult, what is happening to me?). But tis life and we can’t always get what we want.

 

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“I taste you and drink you
My heart trembles, I keep drinking you in but it’s not enough yet
This thirst sends shivers even to my fingertips, hold onto that moment
Don’t stop going, it’s so good, can’t stop
Hey doctor, it won’t go like this
You and I will become one with the uncontrollable attraction
Without this feeling, it’s like I am dead
The reason I live is because of my addiction to the sweetness that is you”

Watching these videos brings back memories I remember (as a new fan) being confused by the two versions, about why there were so many people in the group. I distinctly remember asking myself out loud… “Why are they in a  maze?”, “What the hell is with the dirt” , “Who can tell them apart?”, “When did bucket hats come back?”  and most importantly, “Why is this dude  on the ground with a white suit on?” (that part still bothers me)… and while talking about things that bother me, how is it possible for them to sing the saddest Christmas song ever? (You don’t have enough my my feels?)

When do they sleep, every time I turn around that are at the airport going somewhere, so starring in a new movie, life as an idol is rough, I couldn’t do it, hell sometimes getting out of bed to go to the bathroom is too much for me…

In exactly one week the new album comes out…..and I don’t care what you say ”Call Me Baby”, will forever me known (in my heart) as “Call Me Daddy”, and I will sing it as such…. that’s all!

Overdose can be found on Exo-K’s  and  Exo-M’s Mini Album 중독 Overdose

 

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Until Next Time….

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Music Monday: Sexy Free & Single

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Not gonna lie when I first saw Super Junior the first thing that popped in my head was the song by Flight of the Conchords “Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor” And without being a fan of K-Pop I had heard of them in passing but my initial thought was , “Hell it’s too many, how do people learn their names?” then of course there is the possibility of more than one looking similar or having a similar name then I’m really screwed up. There are 10 of them… 10!!! (Actually I’m not even sure about that, the number changes every year)I’m not even counting the two extra fuckers from Super Junior M. How big is the damn stage?

I remember when I first got into K-Pop, I was always amazed how companies would come out with these groups that were literally the size of a small class room.. well know I know. It’s more marketable. The more members you have the more sub-units you can have in this case: Super Junior K.R.Y, Super Junior T, Super Junior M, Super Junior H, and Donghae & Eunhyuk (Super Junior D & E). Plus you have to account for members doing other stuff and not being active in the group and let’s not forget compulsory military service.. which can’t be avoided…. well it could be that’s another post for another day.

So how did I get into these jerks.. believe me it’s purely by accident. I kept seeing members on shows not having a clue who they were. First it was that damn Choi Si-won (I’m a little angry here…) on The King of Dramas, then here comes that jerk Kangin on Global Request Show – A Song For You still didn’t have a clue and connect the dots…. it was not until I watched.that sassy mutherfucker Kim Hee-chul on We Got Married: Global Edition and I kept thinking (I know him from somewhere) now here’s the kicker it wasn’t until I saw the episode where they got to SM Entertainment and bring chocolates to Henry (that thirsty ass. I swear him and Jackson together hitting on girls would be hilarious) and Zhou Mi (who clearly was feeling the second-hand embarrassment)..

So I casually mentioned to a friend that I though (in my mind) that they were “stalking me” and she laughs and gives me the Super Junior World Tour Super Show 4 and Mamacita albums (why did you do that…. why?) And knowing me I had to get more. which is how I ended up with the Sexy Free and Single Album.

If you’re gonna name your album your title track better be damn good, cause on the name alone I decided, “this is gonna be my jam AND my freakin’ theme song”

 

So with any K-Pop song there is bound to be some confusion…. I even posted about it on my Facebook .. FYI: I’m still singing “my lyrics” I dare you to tell me I’m wrong.

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I still maintain my stance that there are too many dicks on the dance floor… only now I’m enjoy it a little more

Sexy, Free & Single can be found on Super Junior’s album Sexy, Free & Single

Until Next Time….

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Music Monday : A.D.T.O.Y

I always say that music is everything to me, so for the next couple of weeks I’m gonna do something a little different.. Music Monday’s. What I’ll do is go to my itunes and randomly pick a song and tell my dear readers why it’s in my collection and why I like it…. this should be pretty interesting since I have a pretty eclectic collection of music….

This week’s random music pick is 2pm’s A.D.T.O.Y (All Day Think of You)

 

 

So well over a year ago I started watching “We Got Married” on Hulu and it was the Global Edition season with Teac and Gui Gui and I thought that he was adorably cute  so I was curious about the group, then a few weeks later I was at my parents house and was looking around on the video channel and this video popped up, when I first saw it, I had the very same feeling I got when I saw Backstreet Boys, “Quit Playin’ Games With My Heart” . I saw the video and I didn’t understand a word of what they were saying, but I still loved the song. (This song is what threw me down to rabbit hole that is K-Pop)

I went home and downloaded the song… and played it ALL the time, and loved it, and I love it to this day… it really is one of my all-time favorite songs, and the video is super hot.

Wooyoung is shirtless, Teacyeon is rocking the leather pants, Minjun’s Jawline…. The Buttdance… but let’s not be hasty… there are things that I don’t enjoy about this video. I don’t understand Junho’s shorts (that man has one of the best booty’s around) and Wooyoung excessive use of hair gel is a distracting ..seriously it shouldn’t be that shiny…

As far as I’m concerned this song is perfection and the video is perfection. They all look good… and to say that I listen to this song at least twice a day would not be an over exaggeration…

In closing I say this… when 4 out of 6 of the members pose for Men’s Health I have to ask myself…What are you Jun bros waiting for? Seriously……

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I still super pissed that I missed out on there concert here in Chicago …ugh!

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Until Next Time….

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Ready, Set, Done!

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Oh Dear God it’s back, how do these keep popping up on me? Anywhere here we go…..

Writing Prompt: As it’s been a while since our last free-write… set a timer for ten minutes. Write without pause (and no edits!) until you’re out of time. Then, publish what you have (it’s your call whether or not to give the post a once-over).

For the past few weeks I haven’t been watching television, and I’ve missed all of my favorite shows, not sure what the reason I stopped, I’ve just be submerged in Korean Dramas and Korean Variety shows… and naturally I blame Netflix and Hulu for that. But lately I was feeling down and was in bed and I couldn’t really find anything on Netflix or Hulu so I went over to DramaFever.. and watched all season and well as the new episodes of After School: Lucky or Not, then I moved over to The Return of Superman… which I thought was beyond cute, but I was totally confused about the concept until someone spilled the beans that KBS had put all of the episodes on Youtube with English subtitles (Bless You KBS). So last night I’m watching this show and thinking about why I’m so into it, then I realized something this is a “:real” reality show that shows the real relationship with fathers and their young children, this is so beyond watching “housewives” living in McMansions faking wealth and making complete idiots of themselves for fame.And it’s on the opposite side of the world of a fame whoring family who’s only claim to fame is a sex tape..

I like the idea of watching something that EVERYONE can sit down and watch without feeling like it’s too inappropriate, but more than anything I love that the concept is universal, no matter what your language, ethnic background these are shows that you can laugh and find something enjoyable about.

I admit that these shows are a time commitment, each show is roughly 90 minutes, and with 50+ episodes I’m gonna be here for a while …. but I don’t mind it so much…

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Until Next Time….

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