As you know from my earlier posts, I'm a fan of pop-rock korean band, CNBLUE. Through this post, I want to share my little knowledge of this half-crazy-full-of-scream-rollercoaster activities as a fangirl. Welcome to my fangirling world! :)
fangirl (n) from Oxford Dictionaries:
a female fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, film, music, or science fiction.
fangirling (v) from Urban Dictionary:
1. the reaction of a fangirl has to any mention or sighting of the object of her "affection". These reactions include shortness of breath, fainting, highpitched noises, shaking, fierce head shaking as if in the midst of seizure, wet panties, endless blog posts, etc.
2. a gathering of two or more fangirls in which they proceed to waste endless amounts of time ogling, duscussing/arguing, stalking, etc. the object of their "affection".
When you scrolled down a k-pop fan twitter or blog or any social media that they have, you might find some of these terms.
A group of fans for certain idols. Every group has a different name of fanbase. For example: Boice for CNBLUE, Sone for Girls' Generation, Hottest for 2PM, Primadona for FT Island and so on.
When the idols held a concert to greet and make a great show for the fans, fans give feedbacks for them with a special project. For example: holding a paper with a sentence that represents fans' feeling for their idols ("We've been waiting for you", "Crazy for CNBLUE") or make the whole concert venue into one color with glowing sticks.
Another famous project is the birthday project. For example: send a compilation of videos and greeting cards of fans or cakes and stuffs (clothes, accessories, instruments, or anything beyond your imagination) to the idols or put a "happy birthday" message on newspaper or adv board on streets/subway station/bus as a birthday gift.
Crazy enough? Are we giving to much attention for our idols? Not really :) This fangirling world also often to hold charity or donation projects on behalf name of the idols. Don't worry, we also care for others.
Well known with food support and rice wreath donations. During the idols promotion activities (new album/songs, drama, concert), fans will prepare bunch of food for their idols and also staffs who are working hard with them. In Korea, the most famous support from fans when the idols held a concert is called rice wreath donations.
Commercial endorsement for certain brand or product. (e.g: CNBLUE for K-Food)
In exchange for "I don't what to say". Often occurs in CAPS LOCK mode after fans saw too good looking/too sexy/too attractive/too tempting pictures or videos of the idols.
MV and PV
Music video (in Korea). Promotional video (in Japan).
The idols literally coming back on stage or music programs with a new album/song.
One True Pairing. Fans favorite combination or couple pairing of members in a group. Fans also give a certain name for this "couple". For example (in CNBLUE): Pork Soup Couple (Jonghyun and Minhyuk), Busan Brothers (Yonghwa and Jonghyun), Maknaes/Minshin (Jungshin and Minhyuk), Tom & Jerry (Jonghyun and Jungshin), YongMin (Yonghwa and Minhyuk), YongShin (Yonghwa and Jungshin).
Light stick, towel/slogan
Mandatory stuffs for fans to attend their idols concert. Every idol group has their own "color" which often represents in their official light stick or towel/slogan. For example: Girls' Generation is pink, Shinee is green, TVXQ is red. CNBLUE? mostly blue (but Super Junior already claimed that color), but based on their official light stick which keep changing colors, so... make your own conclusion :)
CNBLUE official LINE (taken by Kang Minhyuk on Blue Moon Beijing)
An organized way of shouting in a song. Watch this video for a better explanation.
Fans of on-screen couple in variety show or drama and want that couple to get together. For example: YongSeo for Yonghwa and Seohyun and Khuntoria for Nickhun and Victoria in variety show We Got Married.
It's easy to say, bunch of people who hate the idols so much in an annoying way.
Hard core obsessive fans who follow their idols anywhere, anytime. Similar with stalker perhaps.
Grouping idols. Similar with OTP, but often involve more than 2 people. Mostly comes in term of age. For example: 91-line for the idols who were born in 1991, maknaes-line for the youngest members in a group.
CNBLUE maknaes-line (Jungshin & Minhyuk or should I say, Minshin?)
Adela_Yim on Weibo
When the idols reached no 1 for their song or album on all music charts or music download sites (eg: Melon).
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Yes, often in caps lock mode. In soften words: "please take out my pictures and videos with full credit".
A smaller group within a large group of members. They use a different name too to promote their songs. For example: TTS (Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun) is a sub-unit of Girls' Generation.
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Special note: All definitions and descriptions above are made by my own knowledge, so please correct me if I'm wrong. If there's something that offend you, please take my apology and don't take anything too seriously.
Have a nice weekend fangirls! =)