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    Regius got a reaction from sayruq in [15.04.12] T-ara, Why They Are So Popular In China   
    Business is business. Where the demand (and more importantly, profit) is, that's where they'd go. Even without the perception/accusation of their OLD scandal still hounding them in their home soil, it's likely T-ara (and even other groups/artists) would still expand, due to the heavily saturated Korean market (look at the ever growing number of girl groups alone). I say 'good' thing about the scandal is that they don't 'need' be tied down and not lose their initial/local fanbase. Talk about turning misfortune into (lucrative, hopefully) opportunities.
    As the saying goes, strike while the iron is hot. If there is demand, it would be illogical to turn it down, unless a better option present itself (or that demand is detrimental in some way). Like their recent singles/albums have less than stellar sales, would it be a wonder if they tried/moved on their hand in other (and bigger) markets, especially if they are being invited?
    Another thing, less domestic projects mean T-ara need not go 300% activities in at least 3 countries. They are reputed as one of the most overworked (at which they even have a clip complaining/demanding of having no breaks since debut) I shudder what state they would be in if they are moving all around in East Asia (and other parts of the world) all the time.
    I acknowledge that having a strong and loyal fanbase is important as the core, as overseas activities may only be trendy in those countries (i.e. short term), but complaining about the lack of local activities is laughable in the least.
    PS: I just hope the girls further improve their language skills (whether Japanese, Korean, English, etc). Any work that requires regular interaction with foreigners (relatively to oneself), good communication skills are a must, especially in an industry T-ara is in.
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    Regius got a reaction from audiferari in [15.04.12] T-ara, Why They Are So Popular In China   
    Business is business. Where the demand (and more importantly, profit) is, that's where they'd go. Even without the perception/accusation of their OLD scandal still hounding them in their home soil, it's likely T-ara (and even other groups/artists) would still expand, due to the heavily saturated Korean market (look at the ever growing number of girl groups alone). I say 'good' thing about the scandal is that they don't 'need' be tied down and not lose their initial/local fanbase. Talk about turning misfortune into (lucrative, hopefully) opportunities.
    As the saying goes, strike while the iron is hot. If there is demand, it would be illogical to turn it down, unless a better option present itself (or that demand is detrimental in some way). Like their recent singles/albums have less than stellar sales, would it be a wonder if they tried/moved on their hand in other (and bigger) markets, especially if they are being invited?
    Another thing, less domestic projects mean T-ara need not go 300% activities in at least 3 countries. They are reputed as one of the most overworked (at which they even have a clip complaining/demanding of having no breaks since debut) I shudder what state they would be in if they are moving all around in East Asia (and other parts of the world) all the time.
    I acknowledge that having a strong and loyal fanbase is important as the core, as overseas activities may only be trendy in those countries (i.e. short term), but complaining about the lack of local activities is laughable in the least.
    PS: I just hope the girls further improve their language skills (whether Japanese, Korean, English, etc). Any work that requires regular interaction with foreigners (relatively to oneself), good communication skills are a must, especially in an industry T-ara is in.
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    Regius got a reaction from craZy in [SPAZZ] WHY SUNNY HERE   
    It's TiaraDiadem's April Fools Day "tradition". Nothing to be cross about. It would be back to the old T-ara layout once the April 1st bug moves on (and returns next year).
    To be honest, previously not too-happy with it as I'm primarily like T-ara only. But reflecting back, it's in the spirit of good humor and jokes. It's not as if it is demeaning or degrades away on the site/forum of being dedicated to T-ara (as the site was founded even before the official debut and if it was an affront to the girls, then this tradition would have been discontinued).
    But after all that was said and done, you ain't happy about it, take a break a few more hours/days, it would be back to the forum you know and love. I'm far from saying you should leave or something. Just relax.
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    Regius got a reaction from Kuzon in [SPAZZ] WHY SUNNY HERE   
    It's TiaraDiadem's April Fools Day "tradition". Nothing to be cross about. It would be back to the old T-ara layout once the April 1st bug moves on (and returns next year).
    To be honest, previously not too-happy with it as I'm primarily like T-ara only. But reflecting back, it's in the spirit of good humor and jokes. It's not as if it is demeaning or degrades away on the site/forum of being dedicated to T-ara (as the site was founded even before the official debut and if it was an affront to the girls, then this tradition would have been discontinued).
    But after all that was said and done, you ain't happy about it, take a break a few more hours/days, it would be back to the forum you know and love. I'm far from saying you should leave or something. Just relax.
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    Regius got a reaction from 용기123 in [14.08.22] T-ara not yet decided on a title song.. Brave Brothers vs. Shinsadong Tiger   
    I agree. No matter how 'risky' ST's song is, based on track record, his is the safer bet. As for the solos, I guess sound-wise, their Love Suggestion and My Sea are more suited to Hyomin and Jiyeon, respectively (with MS reminscent of Rolling, at least for me).
    But who knows, we might be hit with a fast one (again), like that "poll" which song to promote, BPBP or LTFT. People voted for LTFT but BPBP is promoted. Then again, results matter, so it was a good choice to promote BPBP.
    Though I speculated/wanted (in TD Roundtable) T-ara to promote a dance track (something a bit outside the cute/sexy) and with Hyomin and Jiyeon seen playing with skateboards and jackets tied to their waists kind of like little hints (or just me overthinking things).
    To be honest, I really like Number 9, but a dance track is a welcome change. Who am I kidding, though. They'd still look great, I bet.
    Looking forward to 9/11.
    PS: whether the date is intentional or coincidental, I don't think it is meant to downplay or mock that event. I've been to the area a few years ago and the rebuilding efforts were ongoing. To me, it was a rebirth, of starting anew. Maybe it is the same for T-ara.
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    Regius got a reaction from Uncle fan in [14.08.22] T-ara not yet decided on a title song.. Brave Brothers vs. Shinsadong Tiger   
    I agree. No matter how 'risky' ST's song is, based on track record, his is the safer bet. As for the solos, I guess sound-wise, their Love Suggestion and My Sea are more suited to Hyomin and Jiyeon, respectively (with MS reminscent of Rolling, at least for me).
    But who knows, we might be hit with a fast one (again), like that "poll" which song to promote, BPBP or LTFT. People voted for LTFT but BPBP is promoted. Then again, results matter, so it was a good choice to promote BPBP.
    Though I speculated/wanted (in TD Roundtable) T-ara to promote a dance track (something a bit outside the cute/sexy) and with Hyomin and Jiyeon seen playing with skateboards and jackets tied to their waists kind of like little hints (or just me overthinking things).
    To be honest, I really like Number 9, but a dance track is a welcome change. Who am I kidding, though. They'd still look great, I bet.
    Looking forward to 9/11.
    PS: whether the date is intentional or coincidental, I don't think it is meant to downplay or mock that event. I've been to the area a few years ago and the rebuilding efforts were ongoing. To me, it was a rebirth, of starting anew. Maybe it is the same for T-ara.
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    Regius got a reaction from HeraldC in [14.08.22] T-ara not yet decided on a title song.. Brave Brothers vs. Shinsadong Tiger   
    I agree. No matter how 'risky' ST's song is, based on track record, his is the safer bet. As for the solos, I guess sound-wise, their Love Suggestion and My Sea are more suited to Hyomin and Jiyeon, respectively (with MS reminscent of Rolling, at least for me).
    But who knows, we might be hit with a fast one (again), like that "poll" which song to promote, BPBP or LTFT. People voted for LTFT but BPBP is promoted. Then again, results matter, so it was a good choice to promote BPBP.
    Though I speculated/wanted (in TD Roundtable) T-ara to promote a dance track (something a bit outside the cute/sexy) and with Hyomin and Jiyeon seen playing with skateboards and jackets tied to their waists kind of like little hints (or just me overthinking things).
    To be honest, I really like Number 9, but a dance track is a welcome change. Who am I kidding, though. They'd still look great, I bet.
    Looking forward to 9/11.
    PS: whether the date is intentional or coincidental, I don't think it is meant to downplay or mock that event. I've been to the area a few years ago and the rebuilding efforts were ongoing. To me, it was a rebirth, of starting anew. Maybe it is the same for T-ara.
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    Regius got a reaction from subtle_yuki in [14.06.23] Video HD - Jiyeon CUT (Cameo) in MBC Triangle EP 15   
    That cameo was "sneaky". No announcement whatsoever. I know cameos aren't really such a big thing (most of the time). But then, Jiyeon had such a long hiatus in the small screen (dramas), it's a wonderful surprise. I have to say smart move. No fuss, no noise. Who knows, it may be the start of something bigger (really hoping for it).
    PS: it is the first role I recall of Jiyeon NOT playing a student (correct me if I'm wrong).
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    Regius got a reaction from damngood in [14.04.15] Eunjung cast as the lead female role alongside Lee Jangwoo in new movie "The Boss Begins"!   
    Hmm, it does not sound like a horror flick. I'm not familiar with the other movies stated in the news. So will the new film be a rom-com or a drama, or action? Though Jangwoo again, but then, maybe capitalize on their WGM tandem.
    At least T-ara (Eunjung) has broken away from the horror genre (still wonder why all of their previous movies are horror).
    If the film won't be a blockbuster, then at least it won't flop.
    PS: with Jiyeon and Hyomin venturing into solo debuts, Boram appeared in a play, Eunjung to be in a movie, then does this mean we cold expect Qri and Soyeon to have their own solo projects in the future?
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    Regius got a reaction from deedeeduck in [14.04.15] Eunjung cast as the lead female role alongside Lee Jangwoo in new movie "The Boss Begins"!   
    Hmm, it does not sound like a horror flick. I'm not familiar with the other movies stated in the news. So will the new film be a rom-com or a drama, or action? Though Jangwoo again, but then, maybe capitalize on their WGM tandem.
    At least T-ara (Eunjung) has broken away from the horror genre (still wonder why all of their previous movies are horror).
    If the film won't be a blockbuster, then at least it won't flop.
    PS: with Jiyeon and Hyomin venturing into solo debuts, Boram appeared in a play, Eunjung to be in a movie, then does this mean we cold expect Qri and Soyeon to have their own solo projects in the future?
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    Regius got a reaction from Babycakes in [14.04.15] Eunjung cast as the lead female role alongside Lee Jangwoo in new movie "The Boss Begins"!   
    Hmm, it does not sound like a horror flick. I'm not familiar with the other movies stated in the news. So will the new film be a rom-com or a drama, or action? Though Jangwoo again, but then, maybe capitalize on their WGM tandem.
    At least T-ara (Eunjung) has broken away from the horror genre (still wonder why all of their previous movies are horror).
    If the film won't be a blockbuster, then at least it won't flop.
    PS: with Jiyeon and Hyomin venturing into solo debuts, Boram appeared in a play, Eunjung to be in a movie, then does this mean we cold expect Qri and Soyeon to have their own solo projects in the future?
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    Regius got a reaction from azza_alwani in [14.01.10] Latest Info - T-ara rank 7th for most #1 songs in the past decade   
    How is #1s being determined? Is it per instance of reaching #1 in a given timeframe? And which sites has ranked them?
    Also which T-ara songs are included? I suspect it wouldbe BPBP, RP, and LD. But just to confirm which songs actually got to the top.
    PS: to be fair, CCM does release consistently good songs for their artists. I guess it is a safe bet even for those who don't listen to Kpop in general to sample songs from T-ara's labelmates (or ex labelmates) - at least with those stated above.
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    Regius got a reaction from subtle_yuki in [13.12.30] T-ara's Boram cast as the lead character in the musical "The Lost Garden"   
    Nice to hear Boram will be in a play.
    You may refer to the following if you want to read up more about the story where the adaptation was taken from:
    Wiki (summary): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happy_Prince_and_Other_Tales (check the "The Selfish Giant" section) Short story: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/SelGia.shtml Boram fighting!
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    Regius got a reaction from sayruq in [13.12.30] T-ara's Boram cast as the lead character in the musical "The Lost Garden"   
    Nice to hear Boram will be in a play.
    You may refer to the following if you want to read up more about the story where the adaptation was taken from:
    Wiki (summary): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happy_Prince_and_Other_Tales (check the "The Selfish Giant" section) Short story: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/SelGia.shtml Boram fighting!
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    Regius got a reaction from Ouji_Tenshi13 in [GIFS] Super HD Jiyeon GIFs from Dream High 2 + Sexy Soyeon (08/1)   
    Hey man, never saw you shared this over SB! Lol, maybe I just missed them.
    Have more?
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    Regius got a reaction from Jap_zC in [POLL] Visual for T-ara QBS   
    With QBS started their promotions, out of this sub-unit, who do you think is the Visual?
    Personally, it's a hard choice, with that Mainichi part 2 (PV shooting). I'd suspect it would be harder once the MV will be released. Enough ranting, go ahead and start voting!
    And here are the lovely ladies of QBS!

    PS: if you're also interested, a similar poll is made for N4: http://www.tiaradiadem.com/forums/topic/24816-poll-best-visual-for-t-ara-n4/?p=416595
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    Regius got a reaction from jiyeonpls in [13.05.23] T-ara to promote as separate units until comeback together as one in Japan   
    Maximize promotions on two "fronts" then converge for their 2nd Japanese album then on their comeback in Korea. It seems a good strategy, like better exposure for individual members.
    I hope any success or positive feedback they receive overseas will translate to better reception in SK (but that's a tall order). But regardless of the past, it's good that they are up and having activities.
    Let's support the girls (in whatever incarnation they happen to be) for their continued success.
    T-ara/N4/QBS fighting/good luck/gambatte kudasai!!!
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    Regius got a reaction from mindori in [13.05.20] T-ara N4 Announces Plans to Enter the US Market   
    It seems nice that T-ara gets exposed in the US/world stage, but I hope it is not at the expense of their Asian activities. I could say, the US/Western market can be much more fickle, and promoting away from their usual support bases may alienate T-ara from their 'core' support.

    But in any event, wish them the best. A door has been opened, so why not take the opportunity. As for those with doubts/skepticism, let's see how the whole thing unfolds. No use in spending the energy on negativity -- even if T-ara does fail, they ain't the first group to do so. And if they succeed, a bit more here and there (nothing long term for different reasons) -- my only fear for success is other groups are likely to capitalize and bandwagon on them...

    PS: F-I-V-E (5) English versions? Those artists must really found something they can relate to with CSD And should we expect a much less restraint in terms of lyrics?
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    Regius got a reaction from ighada in [13.05.15] T-ara receive a love call from Beyonce's producer 1500 or NOTHIN and will hold press conference on the 20th   
    Good luck to the girls. And I hope they (CCM) won't force their way into the US market like other acts/agencies did. Trying to make serious attempts will just be a disaster in the making (their English skills alone would be a hindrance).
    Quote: "aim small, miss small". Much like what they did for their Japan promotes or Asian showcases, best to start little and slowly.
    But overall, I wish T-ara the best and hope they gain something out of their trip there.
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    Regius got a reaction from tah-ryin in [13.05.06] T-ara N4, "As public figures, we are sorry for everything we caused"   
    It's nice they finally talked about it (besides Soyeon's interview last year). All I can say, more support for them, who knows what 'others' may say or do against T-ara at this point.
    Never lose faith, never stop trusting.
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    Regius got a reaction from tah-ryin in [POLL] Are there Queen's in Korea?   
    Sorry to say, I find this topic not that good a discussion point (disturbing/insulting).

    If our point of reference is the (distant) scandal as well as how haters still view T-ara, then it seems to suggest that K-Queen's (or however you want them to be termed as) are either non-existent or a meek minority.
    I don't want to elaborate on T-ara K-fans support, but if they are non-existent, then I don't think T-ara would even try to do a comeback (Sexy Love, Jeon-won Diary).
    Likewise, we could also make a poll out of Queen's from individual countries and weigh each in turn, as a lot of 'international' lapped up and joined in the bashing/hating.
    Honestly, Queen's are divided on any number of topics relating to T-ara (Hwayoung's departure/termination, N4 sub-unit, ETC), a poll like this is a repeat of what happened to T-ara, ostracizing people. And to give K-fans credit, some of the best photos available came from them (e.g. Dots).
    PS: I know a few Queen's/Diadem from SK. And with that, my answer is a resounding YES!!
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    Regius got a reaction from Emperor Ryu in [POLL] Are there Queen's in Korea?   
    Sorry to say, I find this topic not that good a discussion point (disturbing/insulting).

    If our point of reference is the (distant) scandal as well as how haters still view T-ara, then it seems to suggest that K-Queen's (or however you want them to be termed as) are either non-existent or a meek minority.
    I don't want to elaborate on T-ara K-fans support, but if they are non-existent, then I don't think T-ara would even try to do a comeback (Sexy Love, Jeon-won Diary).
    Likewise, we could also make a poll out of Queen's from individual countries and weigh each in turn, as a lot of 'international' lapped up and joined in the bashing/hating.
    Honestly, Queen's are divided on any number of topics relating to T-ara (Hwayoung's departure/termination, N4 sub-unit, ETC), a poll like this is a repeat of what happened to T-ara, ostracizing people. And to give K-fans credit, some of the best photos available came from them (e.g. Dots).
    PS: I know a few Queen's/Diadem from SK. And with that, my answer is a resounding YES!!
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    Regius got a reaction from TheBoramLover in [SPAZZ] Do you think "Jeon Won Diary" has a symbolism?   
    I had the feeling before I saw the subtitles, like the "why you hating" being sung in a sort of whisper/subliminal manner, or the over-the-top manner in the drama mv.
    Let's say it was intentional, whether you like the sub-unit, song, mv, or not, I'd still think T-ara/N4 should be given the credits of doing something like this. Ant to think , they were supposed to try and win back some people on their side with this promotion!
    It's predictable how detractors (i.e. haters, critics) will say (or already saying) about N4/Jeon Won Diary, but despite that, let us not tire in supporting T-ara, in whatever incarnation they appear in. But just like JWD, let's not go on the defensive. Relax and just have fun!
    Party people!!!
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    Regius got a reaction from staroceanp3 in [POLL] How Great Is Countryside Diary?   
    It could break the Saiyans' scouter meter, but as the highest, 10 it is. I'd give it an 8, or even 9, just for doing something different (sub-unit + new concept). The "upgrade" is due to the audacity of getting in the face of any naysayers
    I thought there was something "hidden" with the MVs, which was reinforced by seeing the translated lyrics. Whether or not this POV is true, who cares. I personally thought (and wanted) T-ara to do something (okay, ala gangnam style) that just show they don't care with any of the negativity thrown at them. They finally did. In style.
    The news didn't overhype about this (possibly) being bigger than GS, but not because of the music or choreo or even the concept. It's the message and the attitude. Likely will overshadow any international event (ala Olympics).
    PS: would this be a sign T-ara would be returning to Twitter/SNS again?
    PS 2: can't wait to see people doing covers of this, probably with slogans showing "wae wae wae", "why You hating", "mind your OWN business".
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    Regius got a reaction from Emperor Ryu in [SPAZZ] Do you think "Jeon Won Diary" has a symbolism?   
    I had the feeling before I saw the subtitles, like the "why you hating" being sung in a sort of whisper/subliminal manner, or the over-the-top manner in the drama mv.
    Let's say it was intentional, whether you like the sub-unit, song, mv, or not, I'd still think T-ara/N4 should be given the credits of doing something like this. Ant to think , they were supposed to try and win back some people on their side with this promotion!
    It's predictable how detractors (i.e. haters, critics) will say (or already saying) about N4/Jeon Won Diary, but despite that, let us not tire in supporting T-ara, in whatever incarnation they appear in. But just like JWD, let's not go on the defensive. Relax and just have fun!
    Party people!!!
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