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don't miss 칠학년일반 (uhm, chilhagnonilban), my saddest kpop memory. They tried so hard for two years, and even managed the mbc stage, but ultimately failed. So sad. They were better than 99% are today. :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xYDMsqqvmo
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be aware, kpop is a fucking rabbit hole though.
Nigfy
Nigfy
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kpop did around the time, yeah. one of the most iconic songs ever. it's not my personal favourite, but fuck the video is awesome! (and of course the song is great as well, but there are so many songs which are even better!)
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i wish i had a 4k version of that video
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but seriously, imagine following this promising girl group at the other end of the world getting more and better gigs every month, from school halls to promotional events and suddenly even tv stages and professional music videos.
And then, suddenly again, they kinda disappear completely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut4uM9evS8I
Nigfy
Nigfy
how did you even start following this obscure group?
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I'm not quite sure. But I was following the professional Broodwar scene in Korea at the time, which got me into kpop. Maybe it was a post in teamliquid.net's kpop thread, or maybe youtube recommended it to me at the time.
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Whatever it was, I was obsessed and regularly searched for new fancams (이랑!) at the time. But I still think they were better than almost anything modern. Hell, I think they could have competed back then.
Nigfy
Nigfy
wow, i was also following the BW scene but i didn't go deep into kpop at the time. The current bw scene makes me sad
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I can't really comment on that, but from what I understand, BW is still bigger than Starcraft 2? Well, that's the past for sure though, and not much more than glorious memories. Starcraft will be forgotton by the history books, despite it being the only real e-sport that will ever have existed.
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Just like 칠학년일반 will be forgotten, and probably even Crayon Pop.
Nigfy
Nigfy
No, it has been quite small for a long time now. There is no pro scene anymore and only one large tournament remains. It's completely dominated by old pros and no newcomers can rise to their level. Its the twilight years
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You did watch/listen to some Crayon Pop, right?
Nigfy
Nigfy
i'll do it tomorrow i'm focusing on t-ara now
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티아라 are definitely worth focusing on! But try to develop a sense for when the success went to their head (or rather, their management's). It's really important to develop that sense, or you won't be able to understand why 2010 kpop was better than 2021 kpop is.
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Crayon Pop > T-Ara though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26_F392ir7Q

T-Ara gets bonus points for being great despite being succesful as (although they declined tremendously over time, with becoming more and more succesful).

Crayon Pop got even better towards the end of their career imo.
Nigfy
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I suppose so, the bo peep video is 1000x times better.

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