Tag Archives: K-Pop

Stitch @ The Verge: K-POP’S FANDOM PLATFORMS ARE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN IDOL

Fandom has changed a lot since I was a kid. As a tween, I had no hope of getting in touch with celebrities I adored like Britney Spears and Whitney Houston. Now, I’ve not only spoken with some of my … Continue reading

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[PCA 2021 Presentation] “What Are You Even Doing Here?”: Unpacking The Motivations & Experiences of Black Women & Femme K-pop Fans

I had to change some things because of the YouTube copyright crap – so there’s no music in this version and so I can’t include the edits, challenge, or song I included when presenting this live. But aside from the … Continue reading

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Quick Coverage: ENGENES… A New and Surprisingly Antiblack Idol Fandom

I’ve been keeping up with what’s been going on with ENGENES (the fandom for BE:Lift’s flagship boy group Enhypen) for a hot minute. The most concise description of what is ongoing is here at @ENbackup on Twitter, the first three … Continue reading

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Link Lineup June 2021

Finding Queer Asian America in the Margins When I began the research for Last Night at the Telegraph Club in earnest, I knew that I needed to know more about those lesbians of color. More specifically, I needed to know … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On Parasocial Relationships and the Boundaries of Celebrity

Another negative example is the way that parasocial relationships can develop for people who aren’t actually celebrities thanks to the increasingly blurred line between creator and consumer. Anyone with a platform is someone who other people may develop a parasocial … Continue reading

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Link Lineup – April 2021

I Grew Up in a Majority-Minority Country. We Still Have a Problem with Anti-Blackness I found my own Trinidadian upbringing confusing. On one hand, I was made to believe that race mattered very little, echoing sentiments of postraciality that surfaced … Continue reading

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Stitch Wraps Up 2020

A lot happened in 2020. While it’s been one stressful year, it’s also been a year where I’ve pretty much stayed booked and busy and writing. So for those of you who aren’t super duper online, here’s what you’ve missed … Continue reading

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[Video] Stitch Unboxes BTS 2021 Season’s Greetings

Merry Christmas to me! This came a week early and so… A hasty, hopefully hilarious unboxing.

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What Stitch Listened To In 2020

When I’m working on Day Job, writing the next thing that’ll make nerds frothy mad at me (because I’m right), or even now as I rewatch Love O2O for the millionth time, I’ve always got music playing somewhere. Continue reading

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Thread Collection: When Talking Heads Need to STFU (6/5/2020)

Solidarity will save us from whyte supremacy, but not with people like these publicly and purposefully acting as if wanting people who benefit from Blackness (Black fan/producer/songwriter labor on top of their endless appropriation) to speak up is colonizing them. Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #6 – MA GIRL

Title: Ma Girl Artist: Taeyang feat. G-Dragon & T.O.P Setting: There is not much to say about the setting of this video beyond how this looks like the filming budget was light. Like I remember seeing a twitter meme asking … Continue reading

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Parasocial Patreon Post Bonus

The relationship is itself one sided in that of course these idols don’t know who individual fans are. But celebrities can’t thrive without an audience that cares about and sees them because even in fandom that doesn’t involve music fandom merch drops, there are meet and greets. Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #5 – Uh Oh

Title: Uh Oh Artist: (G) I-DLE Setting: The first setting of the music video – and the part worth clocking and commenting on for me – is a part of a strip mall that looks like something you’d see in … Continue reading

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Link Lineup – November BONUS

Everyone’s writing such good content and I can’t actually bring myself to wait until December to share some of the stuff I’ve read since the last Link Lineup post! So bonus links for all! Continue reading

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Music Video Anatomy #3 – No More Dream

Did you catch the first two installments of my Music Video Anatomy series last month? I covered Epik High’s epic ode to hating the haters “Born Hater” and the H1GHR Music collab for the TELÉFONO Remix! Title: No More Dream … Continue reading

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