March 29, 2012 § 1 Comment
I sometimes think of my life as an ocean, turbulent and quite dark. The troughs are anxiety, that you all of the sudden gets thrown out of. Up and down. A little bit like Disney cartoons from the thirties that falls into the sea. The struggle that follows to reach the shore. And the euphoria as I get thrown out of the troughs is amazing.
As I think of this, K-pop emerges in my head.
Because sometimes, it feels just as if the more processed and mechanical music is, the more of peace, tranquility and joy it can provide my life with
It wont play with feelings of anxiety.
It provides order and gives power.
/The Future is Idol
March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Hi, this is Mis. Well, actually, the name is Tina – Mis is just a family nick name as well as a play on my old screen name Mästerkatten i stövlar (Swedish name for Puss in Boots, although it literally translates to “The Master Cat in Boots”). When this post gets published, one year will have passed since my first post on this blog, but I’ll be internetless in the northern parts of Sweden, so I’m writing this beforehand.
I first met Lars, the owner of this blog, as a friend of my then-boyfriend. To be honest, I remember our first meetings as distinctly awkward. I was just seventeen and a little in awe at the boyfriend for being a twentysomething university student, and Lars was someone that even he looked up to. At that time, I of course had no idea that more than four years later Lars and I would be standing at a party having an extremely interesting discussion about k-pop, fandom and… Key? Heechul? Probably both. At any rate, after that party, we decided that I should try writing for his recently started k-pop blog. I did, and as he didn’t hate what I’d written, I continued writing. If you do read this blog fairly often, you have probably already noted that we both often relate very personally to things going on in the industry, or even sometimes use it as tools or filters for looking at ourselves and our own lives. This quickly made our discussions on k-pop pretty revealing of us as people, so with time we gradually grew closer as friends. Now we talk almost every day, not only about k-poprelated things but also other stuff important in our lives. I don’t mean to be cheesy, but that is a truly treasurable thing. He has also introduced me to other people to whom this is just as important as to him and me. I’m really glad for that too.
I am also extremely unused to share this kind of fangirlism with people around me. I always had friends who liked, say, Harry Potter or manga; some even really liked it a lot – but very rarely in the same obsessive and emotional, yet (self-)aware, (self-)analyzing and (self-)criticizing way as I. Most other things I’ve been interested in and shared that interest in with others have also been things I’ve been pretty unconfident in, such as videogames and literature. K-popfandom can sometimes be very lonely, especially since it leaves you wondering about “real people” that you can’t really control or get close to. Yet, I think I feel less lonely in this fandom than others. And to know that I have this space for processing and sharing at least some of my very, very many thoughts on the weird place called k-pop means a lot to me.
The Future is Idol might not be the biggest k-pop blog on the Internet, but we sure are one of the best! And I am so happy to be a part of that. FIGHTING!
March 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
Going to be without Internet for days but right now I’m watching the Sherlock on a bus in Lappland because I have Internet just on this ride and if I weren’t surrounded by people, I’d probably be all over the place spazzing and possibly crying. Now I can just hold my breath to not start shouting. So much is lulzy, or cheesy, or idk – but so much is awesome, too.
/Mis is in pieces
March 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
SHINee, they are back with a lot of songs that I don’t know if I like yet. But it’s possible I might do. Here I would like to present the highlights so far. In the order I like them right now.
MV Teaser is also released
Might need to reupload these links soon, but as a start. Not the complete success, but eons from bad.
/The Future is Idol