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Saturday, April 25, 2015

[Instiz] The gravity of Tao's injuries (graphic)

Instiz: EXO Tao's situation (Warning)

"Hul, my heart.. Tao-ya.. ㅠㅠ"

"Wow, not even a fan and this upsets me ㅠㅠㅠ"

"I understand why he left, it would've been insane if he had stayed. His parents had every right to worry and Tao had every right to listen to them. Even if this is something he loves, there's no reason to do it with injuring yourself like this."

"Why did they not hospitalize him when he got to this point..."

"Hul.. I had no idea it'd be this bad.."

"He was this badly injured and the agency did not take him to the hospital? Are they crazy?"

"Ugh, breaks my heart."

"What in the world, I understand completely why his father would demand him to leave now."

"Why would they leave those injuries like that..."

"I'd say something if I were Tao's father too..."


[Pann] GD/Kiko and Taeyang/Min Hyo Rin's Lovestagrams?

Pann: Big Bang GD and Taeyang are so confident with their Lovestagrams

1. [+184, -118] Confident with his dating, confident with his marijuana

2. [+103, -18] That app has been trending for a few days now with celebs promoting it. It's not just those two using it. Even foreign stars have been uploading their own versions with tags.

3. [+97, -19] That app is famous though ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+62, -42] Min Hyo Rin could seriously do better

5. [+46, -29] What the, Min Hyo Rin and Taeyang;; Min Hyo Rin could do better

6. [+34, -10] I think Taeyang put it up on purpose? Knowing that fans were connecting him with Min Hyo Rin. And Kiko looks so obvious that she's afraid of losing GD. GD put that up yesterday so she puts hers up with the same background on the day of his concert ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+33, -5] Did the four of them go on a double date or something

8. [+25, -17] Why do people think Min Hyo Rin can do better ㅠㅠ Taeyang often gets picked as an ideal man by a lot of female celebrities.. he's a good dancer, sings well, great character.. all you can need, really?

9. [+23, -0] Why does Taeyang get hate? I understand GD but Taeyang, why..? He doesn't have any scandals ㅋㅋ

10. [+23, -0] The funny thing about Kiko is that before GD uploaded his, she had a video clip with a Chinese song on it but when GD put up his own Justin Timberlake as the BG song, she copied GD's background music this morning ㅋㅋ She wants to make it obvious, it seems

11. [+20, -1] I think people are saying they're making it obvious because they matched the pole dance with the BGM


Naeun gets escorted by male fans at the airport

Article: A Pink Son Naeun walks through the airport protected by huge hoard of male fans

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+111, -10] I can already tell from their backsides that they look like otakus

2. [+91, -19] There are only a few of them ㅋㅋㅋ The article title is a lie

3. [+87, -24] "M-move... move over!!! Our goddess is walking here!!"

4. [+13, -4] People who chase celebrities all look the same, especially with the way they dress ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+7, -2] I feel like those men hug anime pillows to sleep at night

6. [+5, -1] EXO fans, you think the guys in this picture look pathetic, right? That's how the rest of us view you guys ㅋㅋ

7. [+4, -1] Is it bad that I can already tell what they look like from the front by just judging their back

8. [+4, -2] Poor Kim Namjoo in the back... they're all only looking at Son Naeun.


Friday, April 24, 2015

'Virtual friend' app trends among teens

Article: "Nobody understands how I feel"... teen youth consoled by 'virtual friends'

Chosun Ilbo via Naver

A smartphone app that provides a 'virtual friend' who gives automated answers as a conversation buddy shows that 70~80% of its downloaders are teens.

The app, currently at 4 million downloads, is a trend among teens without real friends and those who cannot open up to the friends that they do have. The app developer specifically programmed the 'virtual friend' to give longer automated responses of consolation to people who bring up conversations about being lonely or depressed.

A 16 year old female student turned to it when she messed up on her exam and received responses like, "How'd that happen? Are you okay?", "Is there anything else that's fun happening in your life?"

Experts believe that it's the cause of people being unable to form healthy human relationships in real life. A study last year showed that 58% of junior high school students felt unstable about their school friendships and one out of five were being bullied.

One student said, "I want to Kakao Talk with friends but I don't have any so I use a fake app." A psychology professor at Yonsei University had to say, "The reason fake 'Kakao Talk' apps are trending is because people are lonely and thirsting for human interaction. As long as someone tells them what they want to hear, they don't care whether they're real or not."


1. [+1,767, -28] Human relationships are difficult to understand for both teens and adults..

2. [+1,230, -37] A true friend is one who stands with you when you have nothing... I want to be a friend like that.

3. [+956, -45] Just how badly do they want to be consoled, how badly do they want to have someone ask them "Are you okay?".. it makes me choke up.

4. [+226, -8] One thing I'll always remember is that the 'majority' of your friends won't be there for you at your hardest moment.

5. [+196, -10] I've known my friend for 30 years and he's busy trying to live his own life that it's hard to care about others. Your life should be considered successful if you have at least one close friend who will be there for you. I've had hundreds of contacts from elementary school all the way up to graduate school and I've cut them all out now. You're alone in life and that's that.

6. [+159, -5] You can't try to overcome loneliness through other relationships..

7. [+151, -7] All of the people around me... my networking friends... they're only with me to gain something out of it. The minute you start whining and talking about your problems, they all turn their backs. Human beings are selfish, self-centered creatures.

8. [+146, -8] Once you get a little older, you'll realize that some people are only your friend so they can call you at their wedding. As you get older, you become closer with your co-workers and neighbors... adults are rarely still friends with the people they called friends as young adults. Sad that teens are seeing that so early now.


[Pann] Tao isn't being bullied

Pann: Tao's being bullied?

(Tons of gifs and pictures in the source post)

1. [+78, -5] Antis seem to be putting together as much malicious rumors as they can to bring down the group's image but there is no EXO member who would do any acts of bullying. You can see how nice the members are to the point of being foolish with the two members who have already left.

2. [+73, -5] (Excerpt from an interview where Tao talks about being close with Baekhyun and nicknaming him 'Sogogi'/beef)

3. [+71, -5] The two Sogogis are close

4. [+30, -0] Tao pulled off a lot of harsh pranks too... I don't know why these bullying rumors came out. They've always fooled around like this.

5. [+25, -1] Yup
The truth isn't only what you see

6. [+20, -0]

7. [+19, -1] Their friendship might end soon so please do not distort it from anything less than the truth.

8. [+19, -0] I hope the journalist who wrote about Tao's bullying will write an apology.. She completely misunderstood the situation.

9. [+17, -0] Tao's a kid who cried about missing the K members when M was away promoting in Korea.

10. [+17, -0] One of my biggest reasons I became an EXO fan is because they're all so innocent and nice... it's like seeing a bunch of little kids.. How dare you make them into bullies and victims..