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    Grimlock got a reaction from Dognybba in [SPAZZ] What do you think a true Queen's/Diadem is?   
    If you have an appreciation for T-ara, you are a fan. I feel like the term "true" is tacked on to make other fans feel like they hold some ground over others. Needing some sort of validation of being a fan is ridiculous. I'm sure T-ara would scold you for ever thinking you were better than another fan of theirs just because.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from zeezee15 in [SPAZZ] What do you think a true Queen's/Diadem is?   
    If you have an appreciation for T-ara, you are a fan. I feel like the term "true" is tacked on to make other fans feel like they hold some ground over others. Needing some sort of validation of being a fan is ridiculous. I'm sure T-ara would scold you for ever thinking you were better than another fan of theirs just because.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from @Eunjung4eva in [13.10.06] Fancam HD - T-ara "Number 9" And "Sexy Love" @ Dream Concert   
    Aw yiss. The song and Eunjung's legs are equally great.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from aoikage in [13.09.24] T-ara transforms into "Wild and Sexy" girls for October comeback   
    No more cartooney concepts...THANK YOU BASED GOD. I also echo the opinions on Shinsadong Tiger. His stuff can be a little gimmicky.
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    Grimlock reacted to sayruq in [SPAZZ] T-ara N4's Official American Debut   
    Emperor Ryu should calm down. Just because we have doubts, that are very reasonable, doesn't make us T-ara fans or anyone else an anti. You can't put that label on anyone who doesn't worship everything T-ara. That's childish in my opinion. Would you please accept that we all think differently?
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    Grimlock got a reaction from fusion217 in [SPAZZ] T-ara N4's Official American Debut   
    I'd much rather have them go back to Korea and work on full studio albums, with the other girls as a whole. These minialbums and repackages are killing me. Plus foreign music is huge hit or miss here. Mostly miss.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from Scatter_88mil in [SPAZZ] T-ara N4's Official American Debut   
    I'd much rather have them go back to Korea and work on full studio albums, with the other girls as a whole. These minialbums and repackages are killing me. Plus foreign music is huge hit or miss here. Mostly miss.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from sayruq in [SPAZZ] T-ara N4's Official American Debut   
    I'd much rather have them go back to Korea and work on full studio albums, with the other girls as a whole. These minialbums and repackages are killing me. Plus foreign music is huge hit or miss here. Mostly miss.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from ruthr in Donors-Exclusive Subs + Changes to VIP Vault Forum   
    HA! Take that spammers who post 50 in one day.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from Elly in Donors-Exclusive Subs + Changes to VIP Vault Forum   
    HA! Take that spammers who post 50 in one day.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from thexcalibur in [OFFICIAL] T-ara N4 Teaser Photos (04/15)   
    That artwork is dope. Reminds me of Kaws. Eunjung never disappoints .
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    Grimlock got a reaction from @Eunjung4eva in [13.02.07] YeIn E&M's Apology about Eunjung and Five Fingers   
    Saying that you're sorry...brings shame to famiry. If they really meant to apologize, they would've sent a personal apology to her, not to the general public on the internet.
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    Grimlock reacted to Ehlana in [PICS] T-ara for "Private Book" (02/11)   
    [PICS] T-ara for "Private Book" (02/11)






    CREDIT: T-araworld + Ehlana + Tiaradiadem.com
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    Grimlock reacted to CronoDroid in [12.12.20] Alcohol NO! Gambling OK? T-ara embroiled in new controversy in Japan   
    Look, stop being a KKS apologist. He obviously has a problem with the talent defying authority, which is why he acted like a gigantic douche about the Kara controversy.
    http://www.allkpop.com/2011/01/core-contents-ceo-wants-the-kara-members-gone
    http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com/2012/08/netizens-catch-on-to-kim-kwang-soo.html
    The reality is, idols are treated quite poorly. They don't seem to be paid very well, they're constantly being overworked and because these ones (Kara and T-ara) happen to be female, they get further discriminated against because Korea is a conservative, patriarchal society. This latest episode just seems to me like KKS is doing all he can to take a jab at Kara because he's afraid that his talent might get upset with him one day and leave, like Kara tried to. He isn't a fan, he's a very unscrupulous businessman. He knows that dissent amongst idols spreads, hey, if a big girl group like Kara can have issues with their management and try and revoke their contracts, maybe T-ara will try that!
    This is a classic diversion strategy. "Oh, but Kara did it too, so why are you blaming T-ara?" Well, they didn't. And even if they did, does that absolve T-ara from blame? Not that I even think T-ara deserve "blame" for doing this. They don't, they're mostly adults, they can advertise whatever they want without netizens getting on their back. But dragging Kara's name into this was low. It definitely smells like he still has a grudge.
    What BUGS me is that KKS and CCM are once again both lying, AND making idiots of themselves, at the expense of T-ara. All they had to say was "it's our group, our company, we can promote however we want, shut up." Why bring up other actors? Why bring up Kara?
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    Grimlock got a reaction from 143Kyuri in [POLL] Ultimate Bias   
    I reopened it. While I could've just added Hwayoung, Dani and Areum to that last link, it might not have been reflective of current times. Maybe give those three a fair chance at gaining some votes.
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    Grimlock reacted to Collar McPoppins in [12.10.19] "T-ara's Confession" members crying.. Will Hwayoung's exit be mentioned?   
    3 months too late IMO. i know KKS was the reason they had to keep quiet and all so im not mad at t-ara. just sucks they have to deal with his blowback. sucks they have to feel the pain that kks caused.
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    Grimlock reacted to klee95 in [DISC] Anti-Hwayoung and Bashing   
    This will contain some sensitive topics, so if I offend you, please be aware that that was not my intention. Furthermore, because I’m sure that members of this forum are reasonable people, most of this will not even apply to you. However, there are some things I’ve noticed around the fandom that I believe require addressing – namely, anti-Hwayoung sentiments and “defending” T-ara from haters.
    First of all, there’s one thing I’d like to make clear – Hwayoung is a victim. I’m not saying she was the sole victim in this controversy, like she was a perfect angel and the rest of T-ara are complete monsters that bullied her and forced her in a cupboard like Harry Potter or some farfetched story like that. BUT, in the light of recent news, a lot of people have forgotten one thing – Hwayoung was actually kicked out of T-ara. She is definitely a victim.
    As such, it is very upsetting to me when I see fans bashing on Hwayoung; she is entirely undeserving of it and should instead be supported like the member of T-ara she is. I will list here the general things I’ve seen and make my rebuttal:
    Deserving to be Bullied: This one is undoubtedly the rarest, but also the most disgusting. I am not kidding you – I have actually heard (or read, really) that because Hwayoung was the new member, any unhappy things she may have experienced were entirely justified. I honestly feel that I shouldn’t have to counter this one, but suffice to say that that belief is so vile I’m not going to get into that mess. No one deserves to be unhappy, and anybody who says otherwise…I recommend counseling.
    Beauty Salon: This is a little more ambiguous. Because of Hwayoung’s injury, she was handicapped and unable to practice, and as such she was granted time to rest. The general belief is that because Hwayoung chose to go to a beauty salon, this generated ill feelings between the members – leading to the tweets that started all this.
    However, in this case I don’t see any fault in Hwayoung’s actions. Note that she was handicapped and that staying for practice would have been highly illogical when she could finally rest for once. The argument against this is that Hwayoung should have been at home resting and not at a beauty salon, implying that she was lying/faking. However, Hwayoung had a hurt ankle. She didn’t have both her kneecaps shattered or something; she was not immobile, and resting does not have to be lying in bed 24 hours a day. Hwayoung can do whatever she wants in her time off.
    Another argument I hear is that doing so was “bad timing” and that Hwayoung didn’t show “team spirit.” Again, this is fairly illogical – what could Hwayoung have even contributed to at the practice? Not to mention it’s hard to rest in a dance studio, as that was what she was supposed to be doing. When a highly overworked idol is given time to herself, she rests. The only bad timing in this is that we happened to find out now.
    Tweets: Aha, the tweets, one of the things that most aggravates people for some inexplicable reason. The reason these tweets upset people are because they are considered, and I quote “immature, hateful, arrogant, etc. etc.”
    Of course, a lot of us forget that the whole tweeting fiasco was actually started by Hyomin with the determination thing. I firmly believe that any problems between the members, if dealt with maturely, should not have been solved (or vented) on Twitter, but once someone starts…you can’t exactly just blame someone who follows. If Hwayoung’s tweet was immature, then so was everybody else’s, no?
    As for Hwayoung’s other tweet on the 28th (“The support of my family and my fans is worth so much to me.”), the same logic applies. Furthermore, most of us say that idols have the right to tweet about their feelings too, so I don’t see why this only doesn’t apply to Hwayoung. Now would probably be a good time for me to say I do believe Hwayoung was unhappy – and no, this does not mean I think T-ara are evil (do not be black and white about this, I can support both sides). The T-ara members might not even have realized they were ignoring Hwayoung in ways that hurt her, but nevertheless, she was unhappy – hence that tweet.
    The tweet on the 31st (“…facts without any truth”) was NOT immature, in any way. I am still incredulous over the fact that some people actually believe the crap KKS spewed, especially as most of the people who choose to believe him this instance are the same people who hate on him the loudest. KKS is a horribly incompetent liar, and seeing as he was flat-out slandering Hwayoung in his statements, Hwayoung had every right to fight back.
    Acting the Victim: I admit I don’t entirely understand this one, and I am definitely slipping into sarcasm here, but – sure, Hwayoung is acting the victim by throwing herself out of T-ara and quite possibly getting blacklisted in the entertainment industry. Read that to yourself and say you agree. Can’t do it, right? It’s just like saying that Eunjung’s acting the victim by throwing herself out of Five Fingers. It doesn’t make any sense.
    Again, Hwayoung is a victim, and T-ara is as well. There is no acting involved.
    Not Speaking Up: A lot of people argue that Hwayoung, if she really loved the T-ara members, should speak up and dispel all the rumors so everything clears up. I see this type of thing a lot: “Why doesn’t Hwayoung say something so people will like T-ara again?” or “The bullying isn’t true, so if Hwayoung would just say that then everything would be okay.”
    The most obvious reason Hwayoung hasn’t said she wasn’t bullied is – she was bullied, or was unhappy about bad communication within the group (more likely). Now, before anyone flies into a rage, I’d like to say this is all about perception. Hwayoung didn’t feel happy, ergo she doesn’t say anything. This is a very understandable reaction.
    Also, we can’t be sure Hwayoung even has the ability to speak up. Seeing as Hyoyoung is still in CCM, and combined with the fact that the company is a lot more powerful than Hwayoung, she may not be allowed to speak on the issue. Just because she hasn’t come out to clarify the issue (just like how the T-ara members didn’t until just recently) doesn’t mean Hwayoung’s some evil monster who enjoys seeing the group suffer.
    And again, I understand that some people are upset that Hwayoung’s fortunes seem to be better than T-ara’s, especially with her selcas and such – but, would you really rather see Hwayoung act all depressed?
    With that being said, I hope people can continue to support both T-ara and Hwayoung.
    However, supporting T-ara doesn’t mean flaming the haters.
    I wholly advocate stepping up and calmly and logically defending T-ara; but there is one thing I’ve seen that should not happen – fans banding together, intentionally seeking out the “haters,” and then attacking in a group. This is practically the definition of cyberbullying, and seeing as that is precisely what fans accuse the haters of doing…why sink to their level?
    There’s nothing wrong with defending T-ara, but the way it’s happening isn’t going to change any minds. I’m not going to name any names, but a large majority of the “defense” is comprised of vulgar insults and immature bashing, like calling them retards or b*tches. This. Isn’t. Helping. If anything, it makes us fans, and T-ara by extension, look even worse. What’s happening here is that people are using “defending T-ara” as an excuse to vent.
    I realize that fans are angry about these antis, but that isn’t an excuse. If I’m supposed to just let it go because fans are doing this out of anger, then that would mean condoning haters as well, and I try not to be a hypocrite.
    Please stay calm. And I apologize for this super-long post; I realize I’m being very verbose.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from soyawn in [12.08.23] KBS debating whether to air Eunjung and Jiyeon's cameo appearance in "Shut Up Family"   
    See that silence did nobody any favors. They not only paid the price with a halt in group activities but it pretty much trickles down to each member too. Why nobody lets the girls address the issue publically so everyone can move on, is beyond me.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from boramfan in [12.08.23] KBS debating whether to air Eunjung and Jiyeon's cameo appearance in "Shut Up Family"   
    See that silence did nobody any favors. They not only paid the price with a halt in group activities but it pretty much trickles down to each member too. Why nobody lets the girls address the issue publically so everyone can move on, is beyond me.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from guliasam in [12.08.23] KBS debating whether to air Eunjung and Jiyeon's cameo appearance in "Shut Up Family"   
    See that silence did nobody any favors. They not only paid the price with a halt in group activities but it pretty much trickles down to each member too. Why nobody lets the girls address the issue publically so everyone can move on, is beyond me.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from boramfan in [12.08.12] Video - Soyeon Chosun Media Interview   
    It's not just Soyeon hurting, it's T-ara. Within the past few weeks, we had one member terminated from the group, the remaining members torched by media and management, members risking their individual activities [EunSoHyo and their dramas], one member in a serious car accident and lost a decent percent of fans and the rest confused and frustrated.
    As someone who's more familiar with western music culture, an artist going on hiatus for months, years, even decade+ isn't so strange to me. So when the term "comeback" is used in Kpop for groups who released an album a few months before, I found that to be extremely ridiculous. With that being said now would be the time for T-ara to just ghost for a few months, maybe even a year. They need the break and management can use the time to reevaluate things for the better. Though it's nice, we don't need T-ara on stage 24/7. Us fan won't go anywhere or forget them.
    I originally posted this somewhere else, but found it more suited for this thread. However when I deleted the original post, I forgot to copy the message lol. I think I covered most of it.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from guliasam in [12.08.13] T-ara's Soyeon rushed to Seoul hospital for emergency medical treatment   
    Hospitals generally ask to turn cellphones off. At least the one I work at does, there's a sign pretty much in every section. Not too much of a stretch to think it might even be against hospital policy to take photos. But that's just me rambling.
    No car crash is fun but it seems like it flipped onto the side and didn't fully roll over. So she has that to work with. However in the few times I've seen idols in vans, they usually don't have seat belts on. A neck and back injury is pretty serious so I hope she actually gets some decent time off. Another blessing is it looks likes she's conscious enough to rest her arm like that and she's not hooked up to monitor vitals. So it looks like the road for recovery for her. A bad sign would be if she was just sprawled out and hooked up to several machines. Peace of mind I guess for whoever reads this.
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    Grimlock got a reaction from mr.blomkvist in [12.08.13] T-ara's Soyeon rushed to Seoul hospital for emergency medical treatment   
    Hospitals generally ask to turn cellphones off. At least the one I work at does, there's a sign pretty much in every section. Not too much of a stretch to think it might even be against hospital policy to take photos. But that's just me rambling.
    No car crash is fun but it seems like it flipped onto the side and didn't fully roll over. So she has that to work with. However in the few times I've seen idols in vans, they usually don't have seat belts on. A neck and back injury is pretty serious so I hope she actually gets some decent time off. Another blessing is it looks likes she's conscious enough to rest her arm like that and she's not hooked up to monitor vitals. So it looks like the road for recovery for her. A bad sign would be if she was just sprawled out and hooked up to several machines. Peace of mind I guess for whoever reads this.
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    Grimlock reacted to boramfan in [POLL] Best Rapper   
    eunjung oozes an overflowing charisma (her 'rap' part in 'i go crazy because of you' is my favorite), but her 'rap' (more like a speed-talking to me) is all over the place. she's a good vocalist, so just stick with that.
    so yeah, hwayoung for me. i first noticed hwayoung's rap talent in sbs chocolate when she did a solo rap and said that she looked after yoon mirae. yep she sparked my interest for a while but died down again after that. to be fair, t-ara songs post hwayoung addition didn't gave her much justice. if not for dbd, some people probably will still consider her as useless addition (and she's indeed *useless* in yayaya-why are you like this-roly poly, a bit useful in lovey dovey). her on stage presence was really weak (she's a newbie between experienced ones, and she got unimportant parts), but she overcome it in dbd. she's the only one i'd consider as rapper between other idol girl group rappers (aside from miryo, cl, yoobin, and bekah).
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    Grimlock reacted to asian_kisses in [SPAZZ] Share your T-ara collection!   
    updated:
    here's my t-ara collection. one of my many collections...i do collect on other kpop and cpop artist. i have some items still coming in, mirage album, dream high 2 dvd/photobook/ost and some other photobooks. i have posters but too lazy to take them out, i only took a pix of one of it.
    edited 9/6/12: updated t-ara collections.

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