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SO IT'S BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE I GRACED YOUR PRESENCE WITH AN OMFG DBSK POST.




DO. YOU. KNOW. WHAT. TIME. IT IS?

I SAID, DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS??!

IT'S...



NO.




YOU'RE GETTING WARMER...




I BET Y'ALL THOUGHT I WAS GONNA PUT 2PM HERE.



IT'S TIME FOR THE OMFG DBSK IN JAPAN POST!





...

It was April, 2005. SME decided they wanted to duplicate BoA's success in Japan with their new slaves indentured servants promising and totally not overworked, fresh-faced and talented gold mine TVXQ.

The result was this:

Let's just say that their anticipation of Japan's collective enthusiasm was a little...premature.


It featured lots of dancing, matching white suits, a subplot involving getting mobbed by the press and getting pwned by their doppelgangers I WISH I WAS KIDDING BUT ALAS I AM NOT, as well as backdrops of other places SME and Avex hoped the boys would conquer, like FUCKING STONEHENGE AND ARIZONA. This was perhaps a subtle warning to the Japanese that RESISTANCE TO THE HALLYU WAVE IS FUTILE.


It seemed like a good idea at the time.


This was Japan's reaction:




So after running they asses back to Korea to quickly make and release Hi Ya Ya...



(HERE'S A THOUGHT: WHY NOT JUST TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF? THIS IS JAPAN, THE LAND OF AnAn magazine)


...FOLLOWING ALMOST THE SAME EXACT FORMULA, THEY RELEASED SOMEBODY TO LUB:



This time around, they look like a Tempations cover band...





I bet you thought I was kidding.


...they cut the sub-plot with the press (AND THE WORLD DOMINATION) and replace it with inferences like DON'T WORRY GIRLS JAEJOONG IS TOTALLY STRAIGHT OKAY BECAUSE LEGS.



Apparently Avex was worried that the ladies might get the wrong idea about ShaJaeJae. Like YooSu shippers. DON'T KNOW WHY.




YUNJAE



IS



REAL


It's not a bad video. It revists the hustle they demonstrated back in the Hug days, and apart from Yoochun's awful wig...




and Changmin's monster eyebrows...




and their slightly ill-fitting, too-shiny red suits...




and the tacky-looking fake bishie sparkle in the background here...




HEY IT STARS CHANGMIN SINGING LEAD VOCALS AND THAT CAN ONLY BE A GOOD THING



Changmin: I'm number Ichi!


Japan's reaction?




If at first you don't succeed, try, try again, right? Try they did. Three months later out pops My Destiny:



This one hurts the most, because DAMMIT IT'S RISING SUN. AND JAEJOONG IS FUCKIN' HIS WAY.




KIM JUNSU DISAPPROVES OF YOUR FOOD CHOICES AND THAT MAKES CHANGMIN SAD.




YUNHO WEARS A GOLD LAMé (SHUT UP I CAN'T CAPITALIZE THAT ACCENTED E OKAY) SUIT.



Buck up, son. At least you get to rap again...


AND YOOCHUN SMILES HIS SURRENDER BITCHES SMILE FFFFFFUUUUU...




I MEAN SRSLY U GUISE, THIS VIDEO WAS GOLD AND THE JAPANESE BUYING PUBLIC JUST...I MEAN...




IT SOLD LESS THAN 10,000 COPIES. IT'S THEIR WORST SELLING SINGLE TO DATE IN JAPAN. OF ALL TIME. OF ALL TIME. I CAN'T. HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF JUNSU BEING SEXY.



GODDAMMIT NOT YOU. I SAID SEXY. GTFO.







DON'T JUDGE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


A group made of lesser stuff would have given up after this, but not my boys, and thankfully, not Avex. Not only were they already working on the album that would finally bring them that elusive success in Japan, Five in the Black, but they were also on the cusp of releasing their first Korean ALBUM OF THE YEAR, "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap. ALL OF THIS I'M PRETTY SURE, IN RETROSPECT WAS ONLY MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF DRUGS, JUDY GARLAND STYLE

UNTIL NEXT TIME...

Date: 2013-01-12 03:45 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] onthethruway01.livejournal.com
Awesome, as usual.

Date: 2013-01-12 10:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] dandycat.livejournal.com
It took me FOREVER OMG. It's so hard to find anything funny about this period, they must have been miserable.

Date: 2013-01-13 11:52 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] onthethruway01.livejournal.com
Still, it was an awesome post.

Date: 2013-10-20 07:59 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] ichigotabetai.livejournal.com
This was so very fucking awesome. I swear, the suits they wore around that time was so painful to look at. All floppy pants and what not.

Dredging care from giveafuckbay was gold. Pure gold.

I always ignored video concepts. They never ever made sense. But lol, upon closer scrutiny, Minsu popping in a church/funereal home seems rather loltastic. Jae's firebending abilities ? No eyelids batted, i tell you.

You have anything on YooSu ? I was linked to this, where do you post all this goodness ? How do I stalk you ?

Date: 2013-10-20 03:01 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] dandycat.livejournal.com
Let's see, where to start...

I have a tumblr here: http://fuckyeahbutterflysunrider.tumblr.com/

But I don't do too much writing at it.

I have more OMFG DBSK posts at this tag here: http://dandycat.livejournal.com/tag/omfg%20dong%20bang%20fucking%20shin%20ki%20you%20guise

My goal is to do these OMFG DBSK posts quarterly, so I should wrap up the OT5 era by the end of 2015, although I might be persuaded to finish earlier if I get enough momentum and if my current writing muse switches allegiances lol

I have an AU fic that is woefully unfinished and in need of revision (bc I've gotten better and they deserve better) here: http://dandycat.livejournal.com/tag/fangirl%20skills%20are%20sometimes%20amazing

NANOWRIMO is coming up, so I may revisit Fangirl Skills soon.

I don't generally write too much YooSu, since as a pairing they're not my bias (the two pairings I like most are YunJae and MinSu though I'm pretty sure MinSu was just platonic I just like their dynamic). But I do enjoy a lot of YooSu fics, so the lack of writing isn't personal, rather just inspirational.

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic response! I usually like to go back and revise entries for the OMFG DBSK posts to add links or fix broken youtube embeds and whatnot. I hope you like the other posts :)

Date: 2013-10-20 03:54 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ichigotabetai.livejournal.com
I shall follow the tags then like Alice !

Oh yes, Nanowrimo - I have plans for that too myself.

My personal bias is YooSu but I read any pairing if it's well written. So I shall look around and do some minor stalking. Your OMFG DBSK posts are much appreciated though. You remind me of capslock!tvxq in a way.

Date: 2013-10-20 08:00 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] ichigotabetai.livejournal.com
also christopher walken - I mean how can this post go wrong. It's so damn RIGHT. And Monty Python !

ooo I had forgotten Raining Men too. How did they get away with that ? How ? How ? Just...nvm.
Edited Date: 2013-10-20 08:02 am (UTC)

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