one of my favorite things is how people talk to themselves in tumblr tags, taking this space designed for metadata classification and using it as a form of parenthetical speech. those grey little tags feel so cozy, a whispered dimension to the flat communication of the net
"We don't have such a direct relationship with them, and I have never said words such as "you guys are my girlfriends". Everyone knows it is a special kind of relationship. All we do is probably put on some makeup, wait in airconditioned rooms, then go onto stage to perform and sweat alot. But they probably start from yesterday, the day before, or even a month before, to buy tickets and sometimes they will go to see you at the airport. So I feel that the love from fans are very respectable and cute. If my bows can represent thankfulness and respect, then I hope that you guys don't think that I am bowing too much. For the things you guys have done, me bowing a hundred or a thousand times is considered little already."
“There’s a reason why Super Junior is so nice to their fans. Everything their company and networks say are different so even though they have to trust them, they don’t trust them all the way. They have nothing but their fans to depend on… ELF know that, so we take care of each other. Thinking back to all the times that we petitioned together, suffered together, and cried together makes me think that I can’t quit being a fan just yet. Things that other fandoms took three, four years to experience, we had to experience just a thousand days into their debut. We have no where to trust – not the company, not anyone – except the members. The members knew that and were always by our side. The company never gave their support, and the fans, using our own hands, got them the DJ the positions they have now. This post makes me think of the old times where I believed that all we had to do was hold it in… hold it in until the group grows more, until they’re at the very top, to create and rewrite history because we have so much more to show.”—
ELF’s comment on SMENT unfair treatment towards Super Junior.