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K.Will “Love Blossom” – Vote for it Here!

 

Hooray! We just finished our K.Will interview! It’s 4PM on Friday right now, and K.Will’s coming in 4 hours. I should probably have showered. Ha! We ran over here to do the livechat, and then started writing some blog posts. Martina’s got a makeup post she’s working on (damn, I hate writing the description boxes for those). Anyhow, K.Will’s about to come and we’re nervous. AH!

Not that we act nervous on camera. We just always feel odd when there are other people in our videos, you know? We want everything to go smoothly. We should start with showering first!

Ok I’m writing this now after the interview is finished. We just did it last night. Yay! K.Will gave some insight into this song and video, among other cool things, and maybe we might use that material in our discussion of his video…if we choose to review it.

Also, in our KpopCharts update we commented about how disappointed we were in this week’s comment section for Music Monday. We understand if you don’t agree with our selection of what video we decide to talk about, but we’d rather the comment section be used for commenting on the video, not an unrelated video. That’s what we want the comment section to be: cool people discussing a video we shared. Agree with some points, disagree with others, laugh at some jokes, add to points we missed, ask questions, give answers, get answers. We’d like to talk about the video that we made, and use that as a springboard for discussion.

For this Music Monday, though, we have complaining about videos we DIDN’T make, rather than talking about a video that we DID make. If you’d like for us to make a page for you to voice your discontent in our selection process, we can make that for you, but please don’t hijack a comment section for another video instead. It alienates potential commenters, and alienates us as well.

GI “Beatles” – Vote for it Here!

 

In a somewhat related note, some of you might have looked at the thumbnails we made for this week’s list of videos and wonder what the hell this “I’m Sorry I Couldn’t Save You” business is all about. Any Korean people here? Guise? Can you explain this for us better? We were talking with Soo Zee yesterday and she told us about this big Korean online meme going on, in which they take pictures of celebrities derping out and caption it with “I’m Sorry I Couldn’t Save You,” but in Korean (obviously). We don’t remember the Korean phrase for it. It gets shortened as well for the meme, which we also don’t remember. Point is, get ready for us to abuse the hell out of this meme :D Maybe it’s already really old and uncool, and we’re gonna be the equivalent of your parents being like “hey there, my child: did you hear about this Nyan cat thing? It’s cool and funny!” Maybe. Maybe…

EvoL “Get Up” – Vote for it Here!

 

Shortest video ever gets shortest blog post ever: EvoL – why this video so short?

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  1. fuuko4869

    From now on, I am going to redirect people who want to talk about the Lee Hi-gate, to this page.

    This is the email that I sent to Simon and Martina weeks ago, soon after they got upset. Simon read it and understands the situation much better now. We have discussed the matter further since then, but I’m not going to post any more of it, since it’s personal emails and stuff.

    But for now: This is how I view the situation.

    Please correct me if I misunderstood anything.

    “The first problem – The KMM choice
    I don’t particularly care about this problem. And I don’t think it’s the main issue either. The only reason I’m including this is so you understand what the fans are actually complaining about, and see things from their point of view.

    – There is a new system for the KMM.
    – Some fans tried to understand how it worked.
    – Other fans didn’t particularly care.

    Now, of the fans who tried to understand how it worked; they came up with some assumptions (in order of importance?):

    What some Nasties think you use as Guidelines to choosing a video for KMM

    – Girls > Guys
    – 1st place > 2nd place > 3rd place
    – S&M likes it > S&M doesn’t like it
    – Never been reviewed > Long time no review > Was reviewed recently
    – Good KMM material > Not much KMM material
    – Small fanbase > Large fanabse
    – Cool in Korea > Irrelevant in Korea
    – Been in Top 3 long time > Just released
    – Last chance of review > Possibly reviewed next week
    ….etc.

    Some of those assumptions were based on what you yourself said when you introduced the system. (might wanna go back and read/watch this http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts-update-40/ )
    Others were assumptions were what they made up themselves – which are likely to be incorrect. (especially the last ones)

    Ever since the new system was introduced, the fans that tried to understand it have been justifying your choices every week based on those assumptions. Usually, your choices would fulfill all, or most, of those ‘guidelines’.

    This is how it looked like from the (commenting) fans’ point of view:
    BAP – 1st place / Good KMM material / Cool in Korea (?) / Been in Top 3 long time / Last chance of review
    SHINee – 1st place / S&M likes it / Long time no review / Good KMM material / Cool in Korea (?)
    Lee Hi (It’s Over) – Girls / S&M likes it / Long time no review / Good KMM material / Cool in Korea
    UKiss – 1st place / Long time no review / Been in Top 3 long time
    Infinite – 1st place / S&M likes it / Long time no review / Good KMM material
    Lee Hi – Girls
    K.Will – 1st place / S&M likes it / Never been reviewed / Good KMM material / Small fanbase / Cool in Korea

    *Note that ‘S&M likes it’ and ‘Good KMM material’ depends mainly on the impression you give in the Kpop Chart Update.
    So, based on that, Lee Hi and UKiss actually had the least reasons to be chosen. (But nobody complained about UKiss, since they have the biggest fanbase on EYK.)

    This is how the fans saw the KMM choice last week:

    HYS: 1st place / Never been reviewed / Good KMM material / Been in Top 3 long time / Last chance of review
    Lee Hi: Girls
    Girl’s Day: Girls / S&M likes it / Never been reviewed / Good KMM material / Small fanbase / Been in Top 3 long time / Last chance of review.

    Do you understand now, why they were so surprised when you chose Lee Hi?

    Here’s the problem:
    The overwhelming sentiment was, “Why did you choose Lee Hi? We don’t understand!!”

    Knowing the problem helps you to fix it.

    Here’s the solution:
    All you needed to say was:
    “We chose Lee Hi because we really liked the song and video (S&M likes it), because we had some really interesting points to talk about, and some funny skits planned (Good KMM material), and because it’s really popular in Korea, including amongst our staff and friends (Cool in Korea)”

    I know that seems self explanatory, as you expressed those points in the review; but if you had replied to the complaints in that manner, the matter would have been resolved instantly. Trust me.

    Remember how I emailed you asking why? You said you liked it and your friends liked it. That was enough for me; I think that would’ve been enough for all most other Nasties as well.

    Lastly, this misunderstanding stemmed from being unclear about the new KMM system.

    Here’s an extra solution:
    Look at the guidelines/assumptions I listed above.
    – Are there any you disagree with?
    – If so, MAKE IT CLEAR. Tell your fans. If “S&M likes it” is the ONLY guideline, then say so!!
    – Otherwise, it’ll seem like you’re being inconsistent, and contradicting yourself.”

    If you’re clear from the start, I think most fans would be understanding. And if they’re not, well….they can go find some other YouTuber who will follow their demands.

    The second problem was between me, as a comment moderator, and Simon, as a commenter. He’s apologised and the issue has been resolved. That is all.

    • I don’t know the entire story of Lee-Hi-gate, but I thought S&M’s choice that week was hmmm …. The thing is they have to make a fairly important judgement call almost every week. Under a deadline. For very fickle viewership. They were bound to slip up sooner or later. And with current system it will happen again.

      The proposal I made removes the need to make a judgement call every week. It prevents fan girls spam voting blindly for their favorite oppa, yet voting still does matter. Every 3rd week, S&M still have chance to review something they like. A concrete transparent rules shut many complainers.

      • fuuko4869

        Ah yes. Even they themselves said that the main drawback of that system was that they’d get a lot of complaints.
        But they said they could handle it. I guess they overestimated themselves ^^;

        They’re in the process of reevaluating the system again. Sometimes we just have to experiment with different strategies, and see which works best (I’ve changed my moderating guidelines about 20x since I started) :p

    • Thanks for putting this here, and for acting a bridge between the nasties and EYK

      • fuuko4869

        No problem. :) We discussed a lot more than that, but I just wanted you to know that the matter has been addressed, and you’re not being ignored.

  2. WARNING: Evol ahead

    Ok, tbh, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Evol. I think everyone and their grandmother knows Stardom is probably pretty tied up at the moment- so, if nothing else, ‘Get Up’ is a valiant effort.
    Jucy and J-Da are awesome together, and I like that their partnership is reflected in the video (Jucy/J-Da vs. Yull/Say/Hayana).
    For the most part, the styling its great too. The girls look beautiful- it’s cleaner than 우린 좀 달라, and I think their new look might polarize some previous fans but (hopefully) gain them new ones.
    It’s not a ‘game changing’ release by any means, but it’s certainly more universal than their first effort. ^^

  3. you guys can review any video and i would enjoy it regardless. ^____^

  4. I totally agree with having K.Will appear in his videos more! Not just cameos! He’s amazing and perfect just the way he is <3 And his voice is totally, utterly and unbelievably godlike! GAAAH~!

  5. LOVE the K. Will video, it totally cracked me up. I had the hubs watch it (and bribed him with “One of the Sistar girls is in it” harhar) and he found it funny too! I was so happy to see K. Will in the video and then…not, lol. The song is SO spring/summer and while watching the whole ice cream scene I kept thinking how many cones they must’ve gone through. That and if it were me, I would not be able to stop myself from mopping up the dripping ice cream. Gah.

    GI’s song, while it’s not bombastically epic, nevertheless has its hook. I listened to it twice, then saw the live performance and yep, it echoed in my head hours later. I did find a live, sans autotune performance they did (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9teBRsewLU) and OK, color me impressed–their voices are good and frankly I prefer them without the autotune. I am also curious to see (via any interviews) if the swag carries itself outside of their performances.

    EvoL…the song is too short. WTHey. :/

  6. I love kpop chart updates. ^^ I get to see songs I normally wouldn’t even bother giving a listen too (Like GI’s… which I loved. I was also surprised by how much I liked Evol’s, which I shouldn’t be because I like all of their other album… anyhoo!)
    What I’m really shocked with is that GI is in the top three!!! :O
    Can’t wait to see who you review on Monday!
    I love that it’s a surprise and YOUR pick of the top three. ^^ More power to ya~

  7. I was wondering why no indie list was up yet lol I’ve only seen these videos now xD Can’t wait to see the interview with K.Will!! And now “I’m so curious yeahh!” about this north america thing you guys just mentioned :o what could it be??

  8. GI’s song sounds a lot like TOP’s “Bingu”.. So much that I had to watch it afterward to get my TOP fix.

    Oh Oh! And the GI fangroup name should totally be GI Tracts! Oh yeah digestion~!

  9. Anyone else getting a TOP Turn it Up vibe from Evol’s Get Up?

  10. Cyber_3

    I liked this update because I caught a gleam of something when Martina spanked Simon’s butt in this kpop chart update that has been sadly missing a lot in the last couple of months of kpop chart updates, indie chart updates and frankly, KMMs as well: Simon and Martina in the same frame, interacting with each other! You guise have great chemistry and play off of one another so well that that is part of the joy of watching you. It would be nice if more skits and even commentary were done together, even if one person is off-camera. As I’ve been plying my way through the archives lately, the lack in the recent videos is really noticeable compared with the older KMMs. The ones where a “character” comes in and “chats” with either Simon or Martina are the best! Judo chop!

    Also, the lovey-dovey scenes that sometimes lately make it into the bloopers of WANKS, FAPFAPs, or other videos – please don’t cut them _all_ out, that you’re such a loving couple is part of your adorable-ness, it’s okay to let it peek through now and again. I am sure that you will appreciate it yourself when you look back on your own videos one day.

    Last thing: please don’t worry so much about the swearing or “nastiness”. I don’t think that the swearing has EVER been excessive, and well, I like the nastiness and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. While I let my 6-year-old watch most of your videos, I do pre-watch them to make sure that there isn’t too much to get him in trouble with at school and I accept full responsibility for any warping that results from his exposure. While I wouldn’t say that your content is “adult-only”, it is occasionally NSFW but that is a lot of its charm since I haven’t been a teenager in many years…..though it probably would have also attracted me in my teens anyways……. *^^*;;;;;;

  11. That ride in K. Will’s video is awful and painful and also the devil. I don’t know why it exists – it actually looks nicer in this video than in real life. It is intentionally dangerous. Do not ever go on it. Unless you like bruises an pain, that is.

    Actually, considering all of the abandoned parks in Korea that closed because of death-inducing dangerous rides, I’m amazed that it does still exist.

    • Simon and Martina have finally ‘made’ it big. They have anti-Nasties I propose we call them “The Yummies”. Y’all know that people that are making an impact it haters.

      Keep it up S&M! You are finally so awesome that you have people that actually take TIME OUT OF THERE FRICKIN LIFES TO SLANDER you guys.

      P.S.- and I bet these are the same people that dislike the Anti-Fan culture in K-pop

    • the truth is out there

      EYK should just add a disclaimer to their videos: “those who are easily offended please do not watch” I think a lot of people forget EYK is just a place for fun and to make fun of videos while also giving their two cents about it.

    • Oh dear this was exactly what I was afraid of. This will/has already created anti’s and unfortunately I totally can understand why. My worry is that S&M don’t seem to grasp the gravity of Music Monday’s ‘Lee-Hi-gate’ and use it as some one said below, to learn from it and ‘really’ listen to a substantial amount of their fans. It is not Lee-Hi-gate that has created the problem, but the way S&M have handled the fall out that has. I don’t want to loose reasonable fellow nasties :( I just hope this can be resolved and we can all go back to enjoying hilarious videos and fun.

      • People seem to think that because we didn’t post an entire blog post dedicated to last week’s music monday fiasco that we are ignoring people’s comments and that we don’t care what they think. Don’t worry, we read all the comments, both reasonable and angry, all the tumblr posts, all the facebook posts, etc etc, and we are thinking of a way to keep people from feeling so upset next time we pick a video that we want, regardless if they are a rookie, super popular, in 3rd place, a boy, a girl, or a group we already reviewed. But the problem is, what’s done is done, so it’s not like we can rewind time and pick a different video, and we can’t apologize, because we actually wanted to review Lee Hi over the other two videos. Really, we can’t do anything now except mull over how we can prevent people from feeling disappointed in the future.

        • Oh thanks for the reply guise, and good job on this weeks music Monday! By the way although I am not enamoured of the new way the Music Mondays review is chosen, I accept that its better for you guys to review what you feel passionate about and that it increases diversity of what is reviewed (with perhaps the exception of last week). I love YG and Lee Hi so had no problems with last Monday. The issue I had was with your comments on the reaction to the disappointment and the near censoring of negative comments that was proposed, you will find that is also what the author linked above alludes to. However I don’t think you are actually following though with this, and I notice below that you will announce which was number 1 and explain why this was not reviewed So I am a happy bunny and I think this will appease a lot of other fans as well :) This couldn’t have been a great week for you guys, so sending you lots of fluffy happy cyber vibes!!

  12. I actually agree with Simon and Martina. I rather see a video that they really want to do a review for cuz they enjoy it and it turns out great. There are lots of videos that I would like them to review, so I just keep voting and hope they get to the top 3 (most of the time they don’t) and if it gets reviewed great and if it doesn’t I just keep trying.

  13. Someone made a reference to “Animal Farm” on last week’s Kpop Music Monday and it completely went over my head (even though I have read the book). This week, after reading the comments it just clicked. Haha.

  14. maivalentine

    Does anyone else feel like producers are increasingly releasing girl groups with a ‘different’ image (and most rookie girl groups are now all ‘tomboyish’ or ‘badass’ or watever)? I think that maybe they see/think the ‘cute’ market (which is the traditional girl group market) is completely taken by SNSD (and some other popular ‘cute’ image bands) and have all decided that the best route to do is to ‘follow’ in 2NE1s footsteps by trying to be/appear original/something new (I dont mean they are trying to COPY 2NE1’s style or sound or anything – just trying to use their route to fame) – problem is, cos everyone had that idea, the rookie groups aren’t appearing to be as original as they hoped (Also, 2NE1 had the support of YG Ent (and specifically Big Bang) and the support of a main company is always the best method.) This is all just me thinking aloud though.

  15. I voted for K.Will but not cos i’m a fan. He’s hard working does a good job, pays attention to his fans and home-made youtube channels <3 ginormous respect to him!

  16. i am starting to wonder, is someone going to send a giant knight piece to simon and martina via a fan mail package…..

  17. “Speaking of filling up, I’m going to go eat some food.” hahah love it!

  18. I say, EYK either picks a video or just leaves it up to fans. Pll are kinda disappointed and I understand why. It’s too obvious they want to review K.Will so their fans will probably vote for him. As long as he in the top three, Simon and Martina will review K.Will. It really is no point that anyone else vote.

    Basically its like telling pll that they get to decide on a video but the system is set up so that they don’t really get to decide. It makes pll furious and its best to keep it simple. Either the public decides of Simon and Martina does.

  19. I think it would be a good Idea to make a comment section for those of us that might have some questions about KMM selection process. Were there not hundreds of comments only wanting an explanation from your fans deleted? Comments that were all respectful. Some maybe combative only because some of your fans thought it was disloyal to question your choice. I think it would of been more respectful to all your fans if you had also spoken to them and let them know that it was OK for us to have questions regarding the new system. I can understand you wanting feed back from the video you reviewed. But there needs to be a place we can discuss your selections especially because it’s so new. I think you are running the risk of alienating a lot of loyal fans. Their only crime was asking you,” Why Lee Hi?”. It doesn’t want to make me stick around having my comments deleted because I didn’t know where else to ask these questions.

    • I think from now on, if we pick a video that wasn’t the #1 video, we’ll just have to give an explanation as to why we choose it over the others within the music monday.

      • Thank you for replying. I think that would really help. If through all this I haven’t mentioned it. I really do love the work you do.

      • I think that’s a good solution. Hope we can all put this behind us and start enjoying EYK for what it really is: Fun. Not drama.

      • thisisjustforfunval
        thisisjustforfunval

        I personally think that is a wise decision. You guys always said that you would acknowledge who was in first when you first presented the Top 3 idea to Nasties and choose another video over it. I think it’s good to keep with that proposal y’all made ^_^

  20. It’s funny because GI is trying to sound kinda tom boyish, but when I heard EVOL’s song I thought it was more manly/manry sounding. If you look at the lyrics though GI takes the manly cake. Anyway stoked for der Music Monday! It’s reasurring to hear ya’ll’s opinion and know I’m not the only one who thinks strange things about Korean music videos.
    Or the only one who watches Korean music videos.

    sighhhhh it’s hard out here for a pimp/nasty.

  21. When you were explaining the “Sorry I couldn’t save you” meme, I was like, “What the heck is that? Oh well, I guess I’m too white washed now.” (And I mean it in the less-offending way possible.) Then 10 seconds later I realize it’s “ji-mot-mi”. 지못미 – 지켜주지 못해서 미안해. I see it in variety shows a few times whenever idols embarrass themselves like dancing badly.

  22. I would like to thank you, Simon and Martina, for broadening my Kpop horizon through reviews of various artists like you’ve done so far. I do understand the reasoning behind the disappointment for “Rose” , even though I have to admit Lee Hi intrigues me because after Psy she’s the second YG artist I like when I don’t like any others!

    As for this update, hehe, love the Final Fantasy comment. That was the cutest thing ever :P

  23. ☆pallavi☆
    ☆pallavi☆

    Hi Simon and Martina…I’m a HUGE Nasty. I religiously watch every one of your videos every week and honestly I watch KMM for you, not the artists/songs. However, I was kind of surprised when you decided to review LHY’s Rose. I mean, your skits were amazing and absolutely hilarious (and I LOVE the song), but I still was left with this uncomfortable feeling because you didn’t pick HYS’s song. Now, I am definitely not a fan of HYS (I didn’t even know he existed before he was 1st on the charts), but I still felt that it was somewhat unfair that y’all didn’t review his song. I know you changed the rules of voting to make the kmm videos more diverse, which I thought was a great idea. However, since LHY was just reviewed 2 weeks ago, HYS had never been reviewed before, and he had been in the top 3 for 18 days, I honestly thought you would review him. I understand that you guys are biased as well, and may have enjoyed Rose better than the Art of Seduction, but I also think you should respect your fans’ opinions to some extent. Eatyourkimchi requires fan support for it to prosper and targeting people that voiced disappointment (which was constructive because people were not mad cause it was not their bias but because they felt cheated by the system) in your video and blog post just alienates your viewers. It is understandable that this disappointment might have felt hurtful, but your retaliation was equally hurtful. Although I will continue being a dedicated nasty, it is hard to say how many people would stop being one because of this event. And as a nasty that cares, I wouldn’t want to see that :(

    • “Eatyourkimchi requires fan support for it to prosper and targeting people that voiced disappointment (which was constructive because people were not mad cause it was not their bias but because they felt cheated by the system) in your video and blog post just alienates your viewers. It is understandable that this disappointment might have felt hurtful, but your retaliation was equally hurtful. Although I will continue being a dedicated nasty, it is hard to say how many people would stop being one because of this event. And as a nasty that cares, I wouldn’t want to see that :(”

      Completely seconding this. I also take a different mental approach to EYK than I do to some other YouTubers I follow because EYK is so reliant on fan support. It’s not like, for example, A Dose of Buckely, which is completely Buckley’s hobby and he’d be doing if he had no followers or a million. For EYK, this is a business, which means that if it fails, if the fans (essentially customers in this case) are driven away, etc. that certainly risks the company and their livelihoods. While I don’t want S&M to be unhappy, I also don’t want them to scare away the people that are even making it possible for EYK to exist. As a fan, I want my TL;DR Wednesdays and FAPFAPs and WANKs. :P

    • Cheryl Huddleston

      This is exactly how I felt. I am not an HYS fan but I felt he deserved the last weeks KMM with how long people voted to keep him in the top spot.

  24. Paige Kosa

    I really like EvoL’s song in a really weird way. I’m not sure why, but something about it just makes me really bob my head.

    Oh, I also wanted to say that I think this was a really great KpopCharts Update this week! I still like watching all of the other ones, but something about this Update was a lot better then usual. I think what was so great about it is that the video on the chart were not the usual Kpop music video. K.Will’s was actually funny, and GI and EvoL are both groups that are trying for something else other than the “cutie-sexy” look. Sure, it may not always work out that well, but I think it’s great that companies are starting to change it up.

    No Indie Charts? D: I guess I’ll have to get over it, because K.Will is just that awesome.

  25. yohabloespanol1

    I think some of the confusion arises from the reasons why people watch your Kpop Mondays. When I open the Kpop Monday video, I know I am going to get a funny and creation commentary on the video and the song which brightens my Monday. Then, we all get to have a big collaborative discussion on the the Kpop video and your video. I am a person who is grateful that you guys introduce me to great songs and videos, but in no way am I a huge, diehard Kpop fan, nor am I a diehard fan of any single group or artist. I expect you guys to review amazing and interesting songs, which sometimes coincide with people’s biases. Not every song released by your favorite group is gonna be fantastic: I think most Nastys realize this, others still become blinded by their biases. However, I do appreciate that people were talking about voting for a variety of people for you, Simon and Martina, to review. I certainly look at the past videos you have reviewed in season 3 to determine who I think deserves their chance, and hopefully that goes with the best song/video combination. It is a balancing act, of the two reasons I just gave, one might be favored over the other in different weeks. In the end, some bias has to win because of this system. I personally like the system: it makes sure that a video which is reviewed is tagged, we get to vote the top 3, and you, Simon and Martina, get to ultimately pick from these. You are in charge of making the Kpop Music Mondays so it makes sense, and I think it is fair enough. I will only comment about my disappointment if I really deem it necessary, I am very picky about what I say, and I would much rather give a positive review. Thanks to anyone who read my long post, I salute you.

  26. I know I should have read all the comments to see if I was repeating something that someone else already said but I could not read any more. While I love Heo Young Saeng’s video and would have liked to see what you guys did with it, I also understand and respect that this is your blog and your site. I watch and follow you guys to get your opinions on videos and food and everything that you do. Why would I want to watch something that only mirrored my opinions? That would be sooo boring! And I cannot count how many times you guys have caused me to look again at something and see a different side. Sometimes I change my views but sometimes I don’t and that is just fine. I appreciate that others may not feel the way I do, but can we not all be grownups and not stomp our feet and pitch a fit. Can we please move on and let Simon and Martina do what they do so well and show us another side of things? I love you guys and have enjoyed every single thing that you have done because of your wonderful quirkiness and attitudes. Please, please, please don’t let nayayers (not sure if this is a real word but..) change you guys!!

    On a side note, I cannot wait for your K. Will interview!

    • yohabloespanol1

      You were close, it’s naysayers. You left out the “s”. Your comment was spot on in my opinion and less convoluted than mine. I too scroll down so that I don’t copy comments, but I agree, there were too many long ones so I had to stop.

  27. Carol Isaac

    i think that people are forgetting the whole point of simon and martina posting these videos. i mean, i always enjoy their videos because i get to have a bit of a laugh or listen to a bit of deep meaningful (sometimes meaningful, sometimes completely bonkers) chat about symbolism in music videos. i mean, do you need their opinion on EVERY favorite kpop music video out there? you have your own opinion, make use of it and comment on the video :)
    dont take it all out on simon and martina, they’re working as hard as they can to keep up with what they’re doing already to try and make us, as fans and as an audience, happy.

    Fighting simon and martina :) keep up the good work xx

  28. I don’t vote on videos I like. I vote on videos that I think EYK can make most entertaining. Sometimes they get to the top and sometimes they don’t. Not everyone feels this way, it becomes a contest to get their favorite group to win (whether its here or on any of the other voting programs) and to me that kind of sucks. Super fan groups will always win and the less popular groups don’t stand a chance, even if their videos are amazing. In the end, I watch KMM to have EYK entertain me. I guess I don’t take this as seriously as some other people do.

  29. ashtenmorgan

    I like the K.Will more then the last one. And I thought the last one was EvoL “Get Up,” so how come the video was K. Will again? Which I like, of course, but odd?

  30. 코알라

    I don’t understand the One Direction comment/comparison. Was it just a joke? Someone explain it to me D:

  31. EVol’s song is short but *awesome*. :p

  32. AudreyKoopman

    Dang it. You mean I actually have to watch the update video this week?

    Jk, I usually do, but like, way later, just because of the way my schedule normally is on Saturdays. I normally just make do with reading the blog post to get a sense of your thoughts on the MVs. By random stroke of luck, I actually have time today! For that I say, good timing.

  33. OnigiriBunnie
    OnigiriBunnie

    I just want to say that I like the new system. I think it gives everyone more freedom. When you guys are passionate about reviewing a song the review is a lot of fun to watch but when people constantly vote up the same 5 groups it gets a little boring. I love the groups don’t get me wrong but I think it is definitely a lot more fun this way. When you get a lot of fans, then come the trolls. I hope you don’t take it to heart too much, and know your Nasties are behind you <3

    Vote for K.Will <3

  34. Derp, I’m just happy I get to find out new songs released and notice k-pop groups I never knew existed. I thank eatyourkimchi for that :D

  35. ibelieveicanfly

    i think k.wills mv is AMAZING for a kmm i love to watch it!! waiting for monday to come ^^

  36. Also I think I know one of the reasons people get so hung up on 1 – Who’s picked for KMM and 2 – Whether negative things are said about them. Because there’s a voting system, I think there might be a contest feel to it… which would make the reviewed one, in people’s minds, the winner. “The winner of the Kpop music monday for the first week of April award!!” as it were. Then, when a runner up gets treated as if they have “won,” or if the music video gets criticized rather than patted on the back, people feel that there is some kind of mad injustice and go around smashing things.

    When. In reality. It’s a review show. And you guys pick what’s interesting to talk about. What sparks ideas for skits, or would be hilarious to laugh about, or has a bunch of awesome details to point out. It’s not a “best of,” like the EYK awards were.

    I really think that’s where the confusion kicks in.

  37. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    Wow, I finally got around to watch GI’s MV and I really like that song. It really isn’t a sound you hear many girl groups doing and it makes that a win in my heart. I know GI is being promoted as the tomboy girl group and compared to the majority of girl groups out there I can really see how they fit that title. I’m not sure I would have checked this out if it wasn’t for you guys. Think I’m heading to iTunes to buy this song now!

  38. Hey guise! Just want to take a second to say that your MM (and especially TL;DRs and WANKS… and FAPFAPS…. *boinks fingers together* and IMMs… and Open the Happies … heh) are the highlights of my week. I actually started watching your TL;DRs first a few years ago because I’m planning on moving to Korea (in July! Finally! Woo!), but I eventually got into Kpop and the MMs as well. The point of it all is, I really enjoy them, regardless of who is being reviewed or whatever. Your work is always, always worth it. Sometimes you hit it just right and I end looking insane for bursting out laughing in library. Or choking on whatever food I’m eating in my vague attempts to distract myself from the deliciousness of your FAPFAPs. (Distraction always fails) (My JONs -jealous of noms- disease is progressing horribly). I’m not really too much of a commenter, but I think I’mma do more of that now. I know that *this* particular comment didn’t reaaally match the video exactly, but it seemed appropriate.

    I loved finding out about the “Sorry I couldn’t save you!” meme. That’s hilarious.

    Also, curious. Does anyone know what particular bed all of the nasties who voted in Lee Hi to third place are hiding under?

  39. I always read the blog before watching your videos…I don’t know why I do this lol but it always happens. Anyhoo S&M, I’m about to watch your KPop Chart Update and I promise to say something nice

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