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TWICE's Pet Gerbil

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    Finally having 1 year

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    [GAME] Rate the M/V above you

    So this game is exactly like "Rate the Song Above You" but instead you have to rate only based on the M/V, e.g. what you think of the design, styling, concept, how well it suits the song, etc. There are no right or wrong answers; it's just, like, your opinion, bro. You're encouraged to give reasons for your ratings, but you don't have to. IDK if forum rules apply to the videos you link, so maybe you're not allowed to post vids that are too sweary or sexual, lol. Anyway, I'll start with this classic: Remember you're rating the M/V, not the song. You might love a song but think the M/V could've been put together better by a blind cavefish, lol.
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    An Open Letter for Everyone

    Yeah, support the girls only through being positive, not fighting with antis or getting into fan wars.
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    [DISCUSSION]Anyone miss XX

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    TWICE: Most Beautiful Women 2018

    Better vote for all of them, then. I just did.
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    [DISCUSSION] antitwice are increase

    You sure? I feel like they've been on the decrease since LIKEY, if you just check the like/dislike ratio on their music videos. It's like thrice eventually just gave up, lol.
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    [INFO] Twice's new song - Dance The Night Away

    I admire the work they put in, but tbh I feel like they come back so quickly. Like, I've barely got over the excitement of the last comeback when they're back again with something new.
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    [INFO] Twice's new song - Dance The Night Away

    Has Tiffany Hwang been secretly inserted into JYP staff?
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    [NAYEONIST] Our spoil queen

    Well it seems now that their comeback really is 9th July, so maybe Nayeon really is spoiler queen.
  10. TWICE's Pet Gerbil

    [DISCUSSION]Anyone miss XX

  11. Born in Kyoto, Momo is one of three Japanese members of girl group Twice and the best-known non-Korean star in K-pop. Talent-spotted after appearing in a dance video online, she has helped Twice win fans in Japan The idea of a Japanese singer in a K-pop outfit could be seen as a political statement, given the historical antagonism between South Korea and Japan. But youngsters in Asia increasingly choose their allegiances based on fashion and pop culture, instead of history or politics. And K-pop entertainment firms, whether to promote international exchange or simply to tap into a star’s transnational crossover appeal, are recruiting band members from neighbouring countries. Of course, Asia has produced its share of crossover stars in the past – such as Hong Kong’s Leslie Cheung, Japan’s Namie Amuro, South Korea’s Rain – but the rise of K-pop has ushered in a new era for multicultural pop stars in Asia. And Momo, one of the three Japanese members of dominant K-pop girl group Twice, is arguably the best-known non-Korean star in K-pop today. This is her story so far. Early life Momo, whose full name is Momo Hirai, was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. The 21-year-old started dancing at the age of three, training alongside her elder sister. Like Justin Bieber and many other pop stars in the YouTube era, Momo and her sister were spotted in an online video – in their case, South Korea’s JYP Entertainment, the firm behind bands such as 2PM and Got7. To join Twice, Momo had to compete against other young hopefuls on Sixteen, a Korean reality TV show. While initially eliminated, Momo was brought back at the end. “I was fascinated by the powerful yet precise dance performances of K-pop. I loved Rain and 2NE1. I always wanted to thrill people with my dancing – just as how K-pop dancing thrilled me,” Momo said during an interview with the Chosun newspaper. Her role in Twice Given her dance training and extensive experience, Momo has some of the best moves in the nine-member girl group. And as one of the outfit’s three Japanese members, Momo is credited with boosting the group’s popularity in her home country. Since their 2015 debut, Twice have become one of the dominant K-pop groups not only in South Korea but also in Japan, where their Japanese-language album debuted at No 2 on the Oricon Albums Chart. As the group broke through, Japan’s NHK News even ran a feature about how multicultural groups such as Twice could help solve political problems between Seoul and Tokyo. Her solo work Having only launched her career fairly recently – in 2015 – Momo has yet to embark on any solo projects. Before joining Twice, though, as a “K-pop trainee” Momo performed as a dancer in several videos for fellow JYP groups including Got7’s Stop Stop It and Miss A’s Only You. And in 2016, after becoming a member of Twice, Momo also starred in Sweet Dream, a music video by Kim Hee-chul and Min Kyung-hoon. Momo has described her hip-hop-influenced dance style as “urban with a feminine touch” and says she prefers choreographed routines over free-styling. Besides Namie Amuro, Momo says she looks up to other dancer-singers such as American singer-songwriter Tinashe. Her image Momo is famed for her perfect bangs, which she says highlights her eyes and makes her look less “cold” or “strong”. As a dancer, Momo famously lost 7kg to be fitter and adhere to the famously tight requirements of the Korean pop industry. “I didn’t eat well while filming Sixteen because I was so stressed out. So people said I came off kind of strong. After the programme ended, I wanted to look ‘brighter’ so I got bangs again,” she said in an interview with GQ Korea. “I just don’t want to be seen as a strong person.” In her words “Yes [I look in the mirror often] … I continuously wonder about how my face looks. I’m a little nervous because I don’t have a lot of make-up on right now,” she told GQ Korea. And in a letter to her fans, she once wrote: “Even though our first promotions have ended, I will continue to work hard in order to present a better image [to you].” cr: scmp
  12. Can I do an email interview with them?
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    My initial reaction was along the lines of "What is this? Were we told we were getting this?! Why is it in English?" Then I remembered they were doing a cover for a movie soundtrack. But still, it was quite a surprise. The song itself I think is awesome; maybe I'm showing my age, but I love this style of music and actually wish it was their main style. Jeongyeon and Jihyo particularly slayed. Personally, it doesn't matter to me whether their English was good or bad because more importantly the song is great and they took on a massive challenge by doing it because they kept it the same as the original, which was sung by Michael Jackson when he was 10!! So it's really high!!! The M/V was also really nicely done and suited them even though I doubt it had as much of a money or time budget as their main releases. All in all, I think it's a big success. I bet Tzuyu is still over there wondering when she's finally gonna sing in her native language, tho...
  14. Just realised how close I am to joining the SIGNAL club. :cy-omo:

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      Lost Penguin

      lwow less than half a century :o ... get it boi 

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    [Discussion] If Twice were Marvel heroes

    I always figured Chaeng was the spider:
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    [DISCUSSION/POLL] The most killing smile

  17. It is pretty unambiguously accepted that the top 3 dancers in TWICE are members of the foreign line, with Momo of course at the top, followed by Mina and then Sana or Tzuyu depending on who you ask (one TWICE dance ranking vid on YouTube actually places Jihyo above Tzuyu, but this was before CHEER UP even came out). So this got me thinking who the best dancer is from the non-foreign line. Frankly, it's a question I can't really answer myself because I've not really got a great knowledge of dancing or ability to judge it. That's why I'm asking you guys
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    [DISCUSSION/POLL] The most killing smile

  19. Jeongyeon and Jihyo slayyyyyed!! Honestly, I wish this old style of music was TWICE's main style; I love it and it suits them. Lots of people are criticising their English, though.
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    [DISCUSSION/POLL] The most killing smile

    Then why pick Momo?
  21. Today's Throwback Thursday (TT) is in honour of our wise, calm maknae Tzuyu.
    This doesn't seem like that long ago, but that's probably because Shifu Tzuyu's life lessons are eternal: :ty-hey:


  22. "Some fans pointed out that non-Japanese speaking fans were being sidelined." Err, what about all the non Korean speaking international fans when TWICE are speaking Korean? Vlive has subs in multiple languages, anyway.