[talk] Mucifer Jeon Hyunmoo, “Why I Like SHINee”

It is amazing to see that my name is one of SHINee’s main associated search words and mentioned at least once in comments after Lucifer is performed on TV. It is personally my infinite honor to be connected to super Korean Wave stars, but I also feel pleased that my sincerity is now acknowledged. Even Jonghyun named me as SHINee’s PR ambassador and sent me his enthusiastic cheers. People ask me, why do you like SHINee so much?

It was three years ago. One day a new group’s five members, who were boys rather than men, jumped out of a van parked at the KBS building and made a 90 degrees bow to me. I was only a new MC who wasn’t very distinguished at that time on TV, but they bounced out of their car as if they were told to and got back into their car one by one after bowing politely.  They looked all nervous, and one member (it seems Onew as I look back) even hit the ceiling of the car with his head while rushing out of the car.

I paid attention to those five fellows thinking their nervous look is cute and at the same time feeling sorry. Because I remember the smart and ‘shiny’ eyes of the five members whose faces looked stiff, and because the size of ambition emanating from their eyes was similar to mine, I think I have kept them in my memory. So I tried to do SHINee’s dance on TV whenever there is a chance and liked to mention SHINee if possible. Many people may remember only my Lucifer dance, but I danced to Juliette and Ring Ding Dong more than enough in all kinds of entertainment programs. If I had to dance, I wanted to do SHINee’s dance.

Our encounter at the KBS building, the strong impression they made on me at that time, and my pure intention to cheer for their success, I feel nowadays the sincerity of all these has come to pass. Seeing fans passionate about SHINee in England, France, Japan, and so on as well as in Korea, I feel proud. For the past one and half year when SHInee was busy with their overseas activities, I have made up for their hiatus dancing to Lucifer. You may find a connection by chance in your everyday life, but it can come this dramatically in the broadcasting world. Broadcasting is not so different since it is also a human activity.

SHINee is now back as men. Out of boyhood, they are now more qualified as men and adding mass appeal to their quality music. I truly wish they could grow to become the front-runner of K-POP.

By the way, Onew, Jonghyun, Taemin, Key, Minho ya~
Isn’t Sherlock too difficult?
I hope the rumor that you made the choreography so hard to keep me from covering your dance is just a rumor.
kkkkkk ;;;

[Source: http://newscomm.nate.com/celebrity/celebView?post_sq=2736514&snsfrom=twitter&return_sq=1 | Trans by jujugal]

*Jeon Hyunmoo is now SHINee’s sixth member to shawols 🙂 The episode how he met SHINee for the first time is so true to what we know about SHINee. There was a reason he did SHINee’s dance on TV so much. With Sherlock, SHINee is grabbing people’s attention. SHINee’s comeback performances were truly sensational. And we know they deserve all the praises.

And thanks, i-shawols! SHINee sold more than 70,000 copies of their 4th mini album Sherlock in the first week. This is a new record (I mean in the history of SHINee’s album sales; including all groups, this is 6th after TVXQ’s Mirotic, BB’s Tonight, SuJu’s Mr Simple, JYJ’s In Heaven, and JYJ’s world album). I believe we i-shawols made a contribution to this.


[response] Shim Jaewon’s FB Post on Taemin’s Performance

[trans] this boy Taebong who asked for help grabbing the hems of my pants
I don’t watch TV much, so I don’t know well about the program called Immortal Song
I wondered what Mapo Terminal is..,
Watching his performance after work, I was smiling before I knew.
I felt unsatisfied with some parts and camera work
but think it was a performance that showed to many people his growth potential only those close to him felt
I want to say he did better than I expected (he practiced only 3 days…ㅎㅎㅎ)
He was anxious and nervous when we talked on the phone
but you did well, kid~ ㅋㅋ
I hope you will watch and trust the potential of
Lee Taebong who always craves for a perfect performance

Look forward to next week~!

[Source:  Shim Jaewon choreographer’s facebook; via DC | trans by jujugal]

*Watching Taemin’s performance today, I felt sorry for not being able to watch it on TV in real time. How much better will it be on a big TV? All right, I’m desiring too much (back to purification process). Shim Jaewon posted the above account on his facebook. I’m so proud of ma boy. He was ranked top in Naver’s real time hot search word chart after the program.
It’s taking so long to download the files of his performances today. I’ll sub and post them later.

[..] Missing Leader

Saw the picture of SHINee departing from Seoul or arriving at Paris for their Music Bank schedule.
No Onew. As with other shawols, I’m very disappointed and worried.
Antis or some immature fans are scribbling all kinds of baseless stories to mill rumors.
Please, don’t listen to them.

Can it be a visa problem? (Onew’s age, and the military service obligation, etc.) or a health problem (like f(x) Amber took a long break for the full recovery of her ankle)?

I have nothing to assure you but that we should be patient trusting Onew and SHINee.
I miss Onew, our wonderful leader, and his sweet smile so much right now.

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[juju] back to a hiatus…

[Cr as tagged]

OK, I’m going back to a hiatus mode again. This time a little longer one [for some personal work]. Hope everyone has good SHINee days!

Up by ladychrispy

– Adding this must-watch fancam… I had to. I’ve waited for this since she posted a preview clip. Turns out more awesome than I expected. Tae looks like he’s missed dancing on stage and performs so fiercely.

Thank You!

Thanks, guys (teary)

SHINee is my first idol group I’ve ever liked. And Taemin led me to the SHINee World last Fall. There are lots of things I’ve never experienced before, so I get so much affected by these common things that happen in the fandom world.

I think I need a break to compose myself again. I was too much emotionally into all this. When I had my youtube channel, in which I invested so much time and energy, struck down for the first time, it hit me so hard. Now I’m used to it and think, OK I’ll create another one. So this is just a process of getting tougher as a shawol, I think 😉

Thanks again for all your kind words. Hope I’ll be back healthier and stronger.

[update] SM’s New Boy Group M1

A source in the SM Entertainment said on the phone, “We are working on a project, but no specific schedule has been set.” He explained, “It takes time to form and launch a new group, so it’s not true they will debut in the first half of the year.”

[from Enews]

I’m updating on this as I already posted about the new group project mentioned in LSM’s lecture. There could have been a change to the debut date as f(x), SNSD, and SHINee’s schedules have been postponed.

[info] A New Concept SM Idol Group to Be Launched in May

SM is currently preparing to debut a new group of 7 Koreans and 5 Chinese, two separate teams under one group name.

They will start activities with the Korean and Chinese versions of the same song at the same time in Korea and China.

They are one group of 12 members in two teams.

They will debut in Korea and China in May.

Edit: “We are currently preparing to launch two new groups. One will consist of 7 Koreans and the other will consist of 5 Chinese members. The interesting thing about this is that the two groups will have the same name. Now we are planning to launch the groups simultaneously in Korea and China–singing the same song in two different languages. We plan to instigate this new idea of two separate groups that will be promoting two parts of one bigger group of 12 members this May.”

[from Lee Sooman’s lecture in Stanford University]

Source: http://youtu.be/CYXVtUP1Yr4

Trans by jujugal

* Lee Sooman gave the lecture in Korean with his son as an interpreter. I transcribed the translated part.

A totally new concept of group. An upgraded version of Super Junior? Is this going to work? Whether it succeeds or not, SM’s innovative ideas and pioneering spirit are truly something…