Honourable and dishonourable mentions for 2013

At the end of 2013 I did a favourite songs list and a worst songs list, but I never made an honourable and dishonourable mentions list, simply because the thought didn’t occur to me at that time.  Since the 2014 honourable and dishonourable mentions list was received quite favourably, I thought why not backtrack and do the same type of list for previous years?

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Once again this list is a Kpopalypse website exclusive and won’t be reposted anywhere else (mainly due to lack of relevance given that these are older videos now, but also because reposting a 32-link YouTube list takes a lot of time to re-edit and I’m too lazy).  Previous years will be done in future posts.  In the meantime, read on and enjoy these alphabetically-sorted lists of some songs that I liked and didn’t like from 2013!

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The Kpopalypse Lexicon

Are you confused about some of the imagery and terminology used by Kpopalypse?  Having trouble differentiating your Cao Lu from your Cao Ni Ma?  Ever scratched your head when Kpopalypse referred to something that didn’t seem to make any sense at all?  Never fear because the Kpopalypse Lexicon is here to the rescue, to explain all those confusing terms just for you!

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Believe it or not, I never deliberately set out to write blog posts in a way that was enigmatic or confusing for anybody, but as the k-pop cultural references and in-jokes piled up, it was inevitable that the blog took on its own kind of secret language.  This might be alienating for new readers though, so isn’t it nice that I’m here to clarify things for them – yes it is.  Some general k-pop knowledge terms and facts that will also ease understanding of Kpopalypse blog for newcomers to both Kpopalypse and k-pop in general are thrown in as well, just for good measure.  The Kpopalypse Lexicon is my best friend, is the Kpopalypse Lexicon your best friend?

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Film review: Make Your Move

Every day people ask me to review things, so I thought why not do a review of a film?  Especially a film that’s relevant to the world of k-pop, and that few of you have seen (I couldn’t find any other reviews of this film anywhere in the k-pop blogosphere).  Yes, that’s right, it’s time for Kpopalypse to take a look at BoA and SM Entertainment’s “Make Your Move”.

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“Make Your Move” collected mixed reviews when it came out, and had such a reputation for being crap among k-poppers that even BoA fans didn’t want to watch it – but how bad is it, really?  Does it have any redeeming features?  Should it have been more successful or was the mass box-office shunning completely justified?  Time to find out, as Kpopalypse braves his sanity and jumps in front of a speeding, tap-dancing bullet just for you, the dear readers!

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The Kpopalypse radio show playlist

This post is a continually-updated playlist of all the songs played on the Kpopalypse radio show.

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This is not a request thread.  For information about making requests or any other questions about the Kpopalypse radio show, click here.  Otherwise, if you’d like to know what I’ve been playing, or what I played on a certain date, read on to check out the playlist!

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Kpopalypse fashion class – school uniforms

It’s coming up to Seoul Fashion Week yet again, so that’s a good excuse as any other for another episode of Kpopalypse Fashion Class!

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We all know how fashion articles on other k-pop sites usually go – inane boring light-on-content list-post clickbait bullshit.  Instead, why not experience a fashion article that has actual information in it and experience what many other k-pop websites could potentially be like if they stopped catering to 12-year old fuckwads?  Also as a bonus, you can either perv on the pictures of hot k-pop girls, or learn how to look like a hot k-pop girl worth perving on by others!  Could this post be any more perfect?  Read on and find out!

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Kpopalypse’s netizen comment history and netizen comment translation tool

Everyone’s jumping on board the netizen comment translating trend lately, and as I’ve been learning a little Korean lately some people have asked me if I might ever consider or be interested in doing the same.  Never one to forsake a good bandwagon, Kpopalypse is now here to answer two pertinent questions:

  1. What’s with the explosion in netizen comment translating happening lately?
  2. Will Kpopalypse ever enter the tough and competitive field of translating netizen comments, and if so, which ones?

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Come on a journey now with Kpopalypse into the wonderful world of translating netizen comments!

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