October 19th, 2017

In Today's WTF News: Knetz Question Sunmi's Sexuality Over Her Short Nails

The former member of Wonder Girls, Sunmi, recently shared a cute picture with her fans on Instagram. In the photograph, the South Korean singer is showing her fingers.

Along with the picture, she asked the followers "Is there anything wrong with my nails? Haha." Fans gave mixed reactions to the picture, some said that it is just perfect, some mocked as if they cannot see the nail but they are beautiful and some just adorned her beauty. But above all, some of them commented on her alleged sexuality.

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Sources: Korea Portal, @miyayeah, Netizenbuzz via Nate, gif
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  • giriboy

monsta x's #PROTOCOL_TERMINAL: piece number two

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Instead of just a regular showcase, MX's showcase for this era is being called a “showcon” and the big distinction is that it's part-showcase, part-encore concert! They'll be performing the title track there, along with a fuller set. It's on the day all the teasers are boasting, too—November 7th and, with that in mind, they'll be releasing the album before the 7th.

hoodies! yes! casual sci-fi, please. every time i look at hyungwon i'm thinking about billy pilgrim and the whole “unstuck in time” motif from that book, we'll see


Witch's Court discussion post: Ep. 3 & 4

Plot: Ma Yi-Deum has worked as a prosecutor for 7 years. She sometimes resorts to drastic methods to win cases. One day, Ma Yi-Deum is transferred to a special division dealing only with sex crimes.

Potentially triggering content for episode 3 & 4:
Violation of privacy, hidden camera, victim blaming, stalking, distribution of a sex tape without the involved parties' consent, PTSD

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OP's note: this drama deals with sex crimes and can be very triggering.
Checking the plot, the list of potentially triggering content (see above) and other people's comment before starting watching could be a good thing

source: asian wiki, ARIRANG K-POP

Yuehua's First Project: Hyungseob & Euiwoong

On October 18, Yuehua Entertainment Korea released a teaser photo on their official Instagram. The text in the image reads, “Blindingly radiant. First project Hyung Seob x Eui Woong, 2017.11.02,” revealing that the two Yuehua trainees will be releasing a single album on November 2. After the conclusion of the hit survival program, Ahn Hyung Seob and Lee Eui Woong have been actively promoting on variety shows, dramas, commercials, and more. The two trainees’ fame has been apparent from their very first event, a charity called “Green Talk Show,” for which the seats were sold out after one minute.
Yuehua Entertainment stated, “This is a pre-debut single album project prepared as thanks for fans who have shown a lot of love [for the two trainees]. As it is their first album, Ahn Hyung Sub and Lee Eui Woong are working hard to repay the love that fans have been giving them. Please show them a lot of love.”

They also have a fancafe set up here.

Source: Soompi via Naver, yuehua_project

exams have kept me hella busy but i'll try to do a bigass round up post when i can. i'm glad this is only a pre-debut thing and can't blame the company for pushing these two. the rest better be part of some projects too tho.
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Former “Produce 101” contestant Kim Sohee is finally debuting solo!

On October 19, Music Works stated, “Kim Sohee will be releasing her solo debut album in early November. Please look forward to it.”

After participating in “Produce 101” last year, Kim Sohee promoted as a member of two project girl groups, I.B.I and C.I.V.A.

I.B.I was a group consisting of five “Produce 101” trainees who hadn’t made it into I.O.I, and C.I.V.A was a group created through the Mnet mockumentary show “God of Music 2.”

After being in two temporary groups, Kim Sohee is now making her solo debut! What kind of concept would you like to see for her first solo album?

sources: naver, soompi

she ranked 15th in pd101. i wonder how much of her popularity from then she still has. best of luck to her!
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Are You Ready? MAMA 2017 Nominees + Voting!

2017 MAMA will be held from November 25 through December 1 and this year’s theme is “Coexistence.” This is a representation of the aim to be a global music festival where people of different cultures and languages can coexist in harmony.

The event will begin on November 25 with 2017 MAMA Premiere in Vietnam, which will feature Asian artists from Thailand, Singapore, and more as winners and performers. 2017 MAMA in Japan will be held on November 29 and 2017 MAMA in Hong Kong will be held on December 1.
In addition, 2017 MAMA Professional Categories will also be held in Hong Kong on November 30 and go beyond artists to celebrate others that take part in the Asian music industry.

[Judging criteria]30 % Online Voting | 30 % MAMA Panel | 30 % Digital Sales | 10 % Album Sales

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sources: Sports Choseon via soompi, MnetMAMA

Omona, who are you voting for? Are you gonna watch this MAMA marathon live?


gugudan’s Soyee will unfortunately not be promoting with her group when they make a comeback this November.

On October 19, the group’s agency Jellyfish Entertainment announced that the idol was going on an hiatus in order to fully recover from an injury that has been plaguing her since before her debut.

They stated, “gugudan member Soyee has been feeling pain in her shoulder as the result of a pre-debut injury, and has been receiving treatment while promoting at the same time. In the midst of doing so, while recently preparing for [gugudan’s] comeback, the affected area was overcome with severe strain and pain.”
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sources: soompi, newsen
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  • juhli

171019 Mnet M!Countdown

Winners Announcement

[Nominees & Point Categories]

'You Are'

Nu'est W

'Where You At'

Digital Sales (음원 판매 점수) 2972 5000
Physical Album Sales (음반 판매 점수) 1340 1500
Viewer Votes (선호도 점수) 680 349
Social Media (소셜미디어 점수) 1500 672
Mnet Broadcast Points (엠넷 방송 점수) 850 1000
Final Total 7705 9521

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Sources: Mnet K-Pop, Korean Music Shows

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Because Life is Our First Ep 3-4 Discussion Post

Synopsis: House-poor Nam Se-hee and homeless Yoon Ji-ho, both unmarried in their thirties, start living together as housemates.
Cast: Lee Min Ki, Jung So Min, Esom, Park Byung eun, Kim Ga eun, Kim Min seok
Director: Park Joon hwa
Writer: Yoon Nan-joong
Network: TvN
Episodes: 16
Release date: October 9, 2017
Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:30

Watch Here: Viki, dramafire

Sources: Wiki

This drama is so good, I've totally fallen in love with it and absolutely recommend it!

Some PyeongChang 2018 News

Taeyang to release a new song for the games next month

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A little more than 100 days to go! Will you be watching, Omona?

sources: Olympic Channel, TIME, PyeongChang 2018 1 & 2, GatewayToKorea 1 2 3 4 5
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Wanna One - '1 - 1 = 0 (Nothing Without You)' Moving Teaser Videos


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Source: Naver via @WannaOne__data

i can't believe it's still a whole month til the actual release date, but anyway these look and sound great! i'm excited!!

come join the wanna_one comm for more updates!! i updated the layout, i'm so pleased with it lol

Choi Ji Woo and SHINee's Minho to star in remake of a classic drama!

Choi Ji Woo and SHINee member Minho have joined the cast of tvN’s upcoming Saturday-Sunday drama titled “The World’s Most Beautiful Goodbye” (literal title).

The four-episode drama is a remake of one of screenwriter Noh Hee Kyung’s most famous masterpieces. “The World’s Most Beautiful Goodbye” is a story about a wife who sacrificed all of her life for her family gets diagnosed with cancer one day, and prepares to bid farewell to her family.

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source: soompi/naver

Park Eun Bin and Yeon Woo Jin confirmed for SBS's Nothing To Lose

Park Eun-bin will play a fiery judge known for being incapable of holding back her temper in front of particularly shameless and despicable defendants. She didn’t become a Seoul District Court judge to mete out justice, but instead chose the field of law because of its material benefits. She might have become a judge for less than noble reasons, but she’ll get way in over her head when her older brother is framed for murder, and is himself killed by powers greater than her. The rookie judge will fight against these powers, and bring to light long-buried truths, while also restoring a battered sense of justice to the system.

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Wednesday-Thursday drama Nothing to Lose will begin on SBS in November, after the end of While You Were Sleeping.

Sources: @kdrama_news | Dramabeans/Sports Chosun/Ilgan Sports | Dramabeans/IS Plus | Dramabeans/News 1/Xports News

Yes @ Park Eun Bin getting roles, though she's very young to be a judge. I really like both leads. I so wish this wasn't yet another legal drama, but I'll watch for these two (and Dongha if he confirms).
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SBS 'Master Key' Cast Members for Episode 4

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“Master Key” is a game program where the cast will play psychologically intense games in order to find who holds the “master key.” Viewers of the show will also have the chance to actively particpate as “watchers.” Players with the most supporters will receive special benefits during the show.

Sign Up Here >> Vote Here

Voters are eligible to win a special prize via lottery. You can vote once a day.
Voting period is from October 19 to October 21.

The show changes some of their cast members each episode, with some exceptions. The new cast list has 7 new faces: Sana (TWICE), Mino (WINNER), Actress Lee Sunbin, Jonghyun (Nu'est), Jinyoung (GOT7), Chanyeol (EXO), and Key (SHINee); with Wanna One's Daniel & Ong returning as fixed cast members, alongside Lee Soogeon, Jung Hyunmoo, and Henry.

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Source: program.sbs.co.kr

another EXO hyung for Daniel's phonebook, nice! lol i really have to watch episode 1 now..

[shameless plug]come join the unofficial Omona discord where we discuss this and other hallyu things! Link
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not this shit again: Apink’s Son Naeun receives another bomb threat

The man responsible for the death threats and bomb threats against Apink a few months ago has made yet another bomb threat against member Son Naeun.

On October 19, Dongguk University received a bomb threat prior to an event that was supposed to be attended by celebrities like Son Naeun, Lee Kyung Kyu, Chae Jung An, and more. The event held on this day was a ceremony for honorary ambassador appointment and donation agreement signing by celebrity alumni.

After receiving a report that explosives had been placed at Dongguk University, police were dispatched to the scene immediately. A source from Son Naeun’s side commented, “The police returned to their stations after completing an on-site investigation. Thankfully, nothing happened.”

A source from Dongguk University added, “We were going to start the event at 2 p.m., but the police asked us to delay the event until they were done investigating. After confirming that there were no [bombs], we began the event at 2:20 p.m.”

It was further revealed that the culprit is the same man who said back in June that he had placed a bomb at Apink’s showcase venue. A source from Son Naeun’s side stated, “The culprit is currently living overseas. We have his personal information, and Interpol [International Police Organization] will be arresting him.” Because the culprit holds a non-Korean citizenship, however, it will take some time for him to come to Korea.
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sources: soompi, naver 1, 2, 3, @oh_mes, newsmk
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Amber says #MeToo

"It happens everywhere, even here. I want to add my voice as well. Not only from what I have experienced but also from what I have seen my friends and loved ones have to go through... and because it's so common, I hate to say it.. the feelings became so numb and we all felt that we just had to "deal with it". As the human race, let's continue to show love, compassion and respect towards one another."

source: @llama_ajol