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  1. Hello chingudeul~ If I might offer some dark humour -- we should feel thankful to LJG's official girlfriend for the ongoing entertainment. This place hasn't been this lively since the dating scandal! Re: LJG blocking fans -- allow me to corroborate @NoonaE's explanation above. Some suspect his account is being controlled, but frankly I'm inclined to believe it's just LJG himself getting fed up of his entitled fandom. (I have information to back this up too, and as per usual I can't elaborate about it.) There's a certain breed of antis who not only aim vitriol at JHB but behave in critical and aggressive ways toward LJG himself, demanding he release breakup news ASAP, etc. Considering the amount of stress JG is already under, no wonder he's blocking the uglies. Good riddance! Also, it's true that JHB's anti-base has little connection with shippers (of JoonU or any other pairing). Some prominent hajunse who are anti-JHB are also anti-JoonU. Of course, stargazers are scapegoated for the anti movement, despite the fact that stargazers and JHB antis historically do not get along. On that note: I agree with those here encouraging discretion, both towards JHB herself and regarding what's discussed on this public thread. People who are ignorant to what's been happening behind the scenes are coming for us on other platforms, due to JHB disabling comments on her IG. It's only going to get messier from here once certain real-life developments take place. Ergo, I would strongly encourage people to refrain from addressing or talking about JHB in public. I say "encourage" as I am not the boss of everyone and have no control over anyone's choices but: Don't put more fuel to this garbage fire. Take it to your own private chatrooms. I can no longer offer a mass invite to the one I'm running, due to the amount of info that we can't afford to have leaking out. (In lieu of that, I will say that anyone with a real itch to discuss ongoing events can feel free to PM me. I can't spill all of the tea but I can definitely "consult", for lack of a better word.) So that's my $0.02. Peace to everyone, and hold on to your hats!
  2. Hey guys. Just dropping in again to corroborate @NoonaE's info about the guest at LJG's father's party. Rest assured, said guest has never posed a threat, especially not currently. Unfortunately, I'm not at liberty to disclose any additional info.* But whether it was this year or last, the official media girlfriend wasn't invited in either case. I'm also seconding the point about the MLSHR squad. Not only are Santeo (lol) still chummy, but Sang Hyun compulsively likes 99% of JE's posts. LJG's makeup assistant Yejin is also part of the gang -- she's pretty friendly with Hanteo and commented on JE's "For You" post along with Sang Hyun. *
  3. No no, I mean IU is literally quoting Wang So's "Soo-ya" line At least, that's my interpretation
  4. Hey stargazers. Just letting you know I've done my part with the MLSHR voting. Unfortunately I'm not optimistic about it pulling ahead of DOTS, which I wouldn't rate as highly overall (although I did cackle smugly about the SongSong news). Anyway, JoonU be spoiling us. LET'S RECAP: [PREVIOUSLY ON MLSHR SEASON 2] LJE breaks their SNS silence with two likes; LJG returns the favour and ups it with three! In this new episode, LJE posts promoting "For You" (JG's fave!), with a caption quoting LJG's previous character. JG likes the post within a matter of minutes, and raises the bar even higher with a comment (!!!!!!!). Not to spoil the rest of the show, but let it be known the plot is only going to thicken further from here on out. Get ready.
  5. Literally Lee Joongi about everything to do with his official media relationship: Anyway, JG liked yet another random personal post of JE's, so allow me to reiterate my By all means carry on.
  6. Howdy. I haven't posted on this here public forum since the 10th century, but I was compelled to make myself known again due to the OTP gettin' wild on Insta again. In summary: - IU liking two LJG posts in quick succession (for the first time since their dating rumours); - LJG posting a video featuring a cameo from IU's cf (promoting the same Chamisul soju she claimed, during their SAF "best couple" awards speech, to drink with LJG, no less!); - followed by LJG liking her post for the first time since the scandal (and the first personal post of hers to be liked by him, period) My opinion of the above: I'm not sure about before 900 pages, but it looks like the truth will indeed be coming out soon enough. (Would love to spill more tea... but it ain't for public consumption quite just yet. Until that day, let's happily stew in suspense. XOXO.)
  7. Howdy, chingudeul! This is just a friendly neighbourhood reminder that JoonU are the light. ~Don't stop believing~. Now if you'll forgive me: For the record, I'm super pumped for everything we've seen so far of Criminal Minds! Also, allow me to belatedly remark that Palette is the bomb, although I'm still somewhat put out that "Jam Jam" wasn't a real single (I suppose acid house isn't that public-friendly... what a shame). And despite my initially seething with jealousy over the Kim Soohyun reunion, I totally loved the "Ending Scene" video. Okay, hope to talk to y'all again soon! Peace.
  8. Hello to anyone still frequenting this place (stubborn shippers, lurking haters, whatever)! I'll try to post more often here too. Looking forward to seeing more of Joongi in Criminal Minds! (Derek? Reid? WHICH IS IT?) Peace~
  9. @sublimelyheureuse Re: why this ship is so ~controversial~ In other news... REID??? Was not expecting that match. Intriguing.
  10. Hi Stargazers! I see lots of folks are interested in sharing their gossip and wild conspiracy theories away from lurkers. Unfortunately I can't keep up with everyone in this thread expressing interest, so if you'd like to be added then please PM me. (Also, let's try to keep knowledge of the private room within this thread. Don't want to lure trolls!) Looking forward to more IU releases and Criminal Minds updates! Peace.
  11. Saddened to witness this exodus.mp3. Could we do a roll call for us folks who are still here for JoonU and don't totally hate LJG's guts?? Off the top of my head there's - myself - @krysyuy - @sublimelyheureuse - @Siracusa - @akinahana89 ... Anyone else want to be part of this club? By all means speak up if I've missed you. (Also, I'm wondering if anyone wants to move over to a private chatroom maybe?? I know antis are lurking here and it's creeping me out tbh, even as someone on the low end of deluluness.) Anyway. I totally agree with the speculation that Joongi and JHB are likely a casual on-off thing. Some are jumping to UPCOMING NUPTIALS because LJG confirmed but... nah, fam. He confirmed because Dispatch pulled receipts. Trying to spin it any other way would flop. (Then again, who knows, I could be totally wrong and by this time next year they'll be hitched and I'll eat my words, god forbid.) I also just can't reconcile being truly serious about your partner and then going to the fanservice lengths that Joongi has gone. As far as MEC is concerned, I don't think LJG crossed any line with PMY. It was all scripted. The fanservice with IU, though, actually IS gratuitous. Like, here is what is required to do your job: - Walking the red carpet, posing for the camera, accepting the couple award together, praising your costar's work - Guesting at your costar's event, reenacting drama scenes - Generally being supportive towards your costar Here is what is NOT required to do your job: - Numerous comments about the attractiveness of your costar ("the more I drink the more I notice Jieun's beauty" #never forget) - Insistence on holding hands (which IU actually tried to avoid more than once) - Attempts to propel emotional intimacy ("... so let's get back to what you think about me!") The second list is not the behaviour of someone being 100% professional. And since we have no evidence yet that Joongi is a womanizing playboy manslut, the simplest explanation to all of this is that his relationship with JHB probably isn't that deep. Considering how long they've known each other, they've probably been friends with benefits. So honestly, I'm not really mad on either JHB or IU's behalf. (tbh, as a general rule I don't do protectiveness of celebrities who are rolling in all our $$$$$, lmao.) In other news... not gonna lie, the IU/Kim Soohyun MV news kind of stings, since that's something we were wanting to see for her and LJG. I don't know if the MV will be a romantic storyline, but chemistry-wise IU/KSH can't beat IU/LJG. So yeah, I'll probably be watching that MV grumpily imagining LJG instead. In any case, I'm pretty confident that this collab is happening to further bury IU/LJG gossip.
  12. Amen. I'm amused by those responding to this news with "finally the IU/LJG ship is sunk"! Listen, children. If the Kate and Leo ship is still going strong after 20 years and 3 spouses, then Lee flipping Joongi dating another girl for a little over a year is some small potatoes. I do understand that people are disappointed by Joongi's conduct. I'm not really deterred, though, because to me it's not really about right or wrong. IU also was already taken when this all began. And unlike LJG, she was self-professedly madly in love with Kiha and had been with him longer. Clearly that didn't stop JoonU from getting close! Now we've found out LJG too was attached while he was having all this offscreen chemistry with IU. What this really just proves is that the JoonU chemistry is SORDID YET UNSTOPPABLE. It's fine. I love a good forbidden attraction! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ... So yeah, I'm not going anywhere. Perversely looking forward to Joongi's fanmeet... Hope he's not suffering too much, the poor scoundrel...
  13. I’m not on the Joongi-bashing train, but I can sympathise with fans being irritated with him since what he’s been doing has been duplicitous in a way that’s straight up weird for regular people. Basically, here’s what happened: For career reasons, actor Joongi really wanted to capitalise on his romantic hero image from MLSHR. In order to do that, he had to be seen acting romantically with women (IU, Minyoung). Hence fan service, MEC. All that talk about being a lonely woobie was for that goal too (not just to protect his rl gf, tbh). Meanwhile, dun dun dun, the private Joongi has actually been involved with JHB the whole time. The bottom line is this: Joongi is an ambitious person. If he were less ambitious, then he’d have been grateful for the popularity boost from MLSHR and then chilled. Instead, he’s been going out of his way to milk the thirst! Of course, that’s totally his prerogative (and from a business perspective, I give him props for it, lol). But I do get that kind of calculatedness and image-consciousness is off-putting to most people. (Think of it this way though: IU’s long been regarded as a “sly fox”, and now LJG’s been exposed as a PLAYER!!! A match made in heaven, amirite.) Anyway, I’m not that pressed about the news mainly because this kind of behaviour is what I expect from A-listers… and also because I’d managed my expectations for JoonU. I’ve been on board purely because (1) their brotp IS real, and (2) I see an inappropriate amount of UST between them. However, I wasn't necessarily counting on that to deliver results. Nevertheless, let's get this straight: fanservice/careerism isn’t mutually exclusive with genuine attraction! I don’t think everyone’s been hallucinating Joongi being weirdly into IU. If anything, finding your costar attractive would just give you more incentive to promote your onscreen ship. And it’s not a crime to feel attracted to someone while being in a relationship with someone else, so long as you’re faithful to your partner. LJG might have been pushing it with the amount of flirting he’s done, but ultimately, he’s chosen the woman he knew before he ever met IU. Enough about Joongi, though. The main reason JoonU appeals to me over all of IU’s other potential pairings is that IU herself without a doubt favours him. Keep in mind that she’s always been careful not to provoke rumours, and that her breakup news hadn’t been released when they were doing all their fan service acts, and that she probably knew LJG himself was attached—and yet she still surrendered to and embraced his baiting methods! That seems to indicate that LJG has a weird and special impact on her… So yeah, so long as they remain Close Colleagues, this ship is still alive as far as I'm concerned. To me this dating news is basically the equivalent of that time So married Mu's daughter and Soo traced over So's poems a lot. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  14. Mess. Everyone's all aflame and I'm chilling. So. Here's my optimistic take on these plot-thickening revelations! (1) First of all, everyone should keep in mind that this really isn't a game-changer. IU was already in a long-term relationship when we all got here, remember? And then Scarlet Heart IU's busy schedules broke her and Kiha up. IU and LJG have just switched places. (2) Like I noticed back in January: Namoo once insisted that Joongi and Hyebin were just "close colleagues," which also is exactly how they described him and IU! Just sayin'. (3) Despite him apparently being with another girl, Joongi's treatment of IU is still an anomaly. It can't be explained away by "scripted fanservice" — LJG/PMY is also scripted shipping, but we've all noted that LJG with IU is worlds away from LJG with PMY. IU and LJG... that's been an excessive amount of flirting for a guy who's taken, is it not? If I were his girlfriend I'd be side-eying, tbh. I'm not actually saying this to drag Joongi. My point here is that, assuming LJG isn't a total f***boy player, it indicates the relationship with JHB probably isn't mega serious. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure JHB means something to LJG, but if it were a SOULMATES FOR LIFE deal then LJG's behaviour over the last 6 months makes little sense. As for Dispatch—they're trollsters. Joongi has been at the top of his sex symbol game lately with the IU shipping and the PMY shipping... so Dispatch has seen fit to ~expose~ him, lmao. Apparently he and JHB have been a thing for several years, but Dispatch has only released evidence now because at this point in time it's bound to cause a brouhaha (which, clearly, it has).
  15. I just watched the Joongi/Minyoung meeting and here are my deep thoughts: 1) First and most important, Joongi is fine as hell and deserves to have everyone in love with him. 2) Minyoung is entirely adorable and lovely. 3) Despite these first two points... Lol, a Descendants of the Sun OST =/= fireworks and rockets' red glare. LJG and PMY look good together, but aren't approaching what I'd call chemistry. For the record, this is my idea of chemistry (minus skinship, for a fair comparison): Who knows, maybe Joongi/Minyoung will get more comfortable around each other and provide more legit competition! For the moment, however, the thirst is not real. JMHO!