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7 hours ago, Ariodante said:

ZZ's having some me-time in JPN, whereas poor JY is shopping solo for groceries miles away :tears:

(cr. to the owner)

 

It's business trip? ZZ is working because he did not wear a mask.

What is that many snack in front of JY?  He seems to be tired.

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Good morning, everyone! TGIF!

Before I start working, I like to let you know that I've had seen people agreeing with the ban on weibo. They say that being obsessive about stars and show is a complete waste of time. Especially, stars of a show that is so "morally corrupt". It's a way to control the raging hormones of youth and stop them from wasting time. They are better studying.

My response is that they should look at how it has become a source of motivation for people to produce artwork, music, videos, translation, and novels. It has also become the places where people practiced their reasoning, observation, and detective skills and in some cases apply what they learnt in philosophy, history, sociology, etc. These skills belong to the kinds of jobs that are not easily replicated by machines. They could be part of the portfolio or cv that make these people stand out in the future.

What's more, the underlying message of the creative endeavour is love. So, thank you all for sharing. I see a lot of good here :)

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29 minutes ago, jdyz said:

Hi, first post :D

About Zhou's musical ability, please don't forget that he knows a lot more than this generic C-Pop balladeer image may lead you to believe. He has put a considerable time to hone his many skills even though music is just a "hobby" (his main passion is still acting, and he's still in drama school through all this). Zhou has been exposed many kinds of music from Latin to traditional theater and he's been through experimental phases with metal and rock (as he said "I was able to reign myself back before I went to far") so these songs are simply another experiment to him, even this mysterious rap song which, I suspect, I'm gonna hate.

I think he's still trying to figure out what he should do, the mini album is just an accidental project thrown in along the way. He's a smart person and he's in it for the long haul so I bet he's listening to feedback (he knows fans mock his selfie skill lol and is quite self-depreciating about it) and taking time to better himself. So what if his voice is not distinctive enough, it requires a lot more to succeed than just a voice, and vocal techniques can be improved upon. I'm more interested in how he would use his skills and influences going forward. First off, his stage presence is OFF THE CHART, he knows how to work the audience not just by words, in almost all his appearance he's just radiant on stage, confident, smiley, emotive and very professional. He knows music, not just sing it, plays guitar and bass (and piano too iirc) that's a big plus compared to being a plain "singer", he's classically trained in stage performance in a prestigious academy, that's another plus, he can absolutely dance, that's another BIG plus if he ever moves on from ballads, and he's willing to try new things. The most important plus is that he can write his own songs, by request (iirc both By the Sea and Walk Slowly were written in a very short time, perhaps only a few days) or for himself, it elevates him from singer to musician. And finally, not to mention his appreciation towards fans because annoyingly cocky idols have fans too, well, he has his look. Even if the songs suck, a multi-talented and relatable (and handsome) performer can always make lots of fans.

You don't need to be exceptional to be special, look at Addicted, it's plagued with amateurish artistic values, but it's a once in a lifetime little precious thing that you couldn't make even with all the money and best talents in the world.

I'm not overestimating his potential here though, after all, he's still very inexperienced in the real showbiz world. But people can learn, esp. smart and hard-working people.

He's actually one of the most fascinating individual I've ever encountered this far in the idol world. Unlike others I judge on their works - like even if they have a bad personality but the songs are good, I'm still listening or they're nice irl but their acting sucks, then I'm not watching - this is the first time I actually literally don't care about one's acting or singing though haha, just a fan of him, as a person, so there won't be any disappointment coming from me.

For a first post, you did very strong and high ! You perfectly replace things where they are, with a good dose of this relative rationale I cure myself to endure the pain.

You forgot ZZ's particular skill at knitting. And all great actors do not know knitting properly (here, Cary Grant) :
 
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Hoping to brighten your morning/day/evening (ELLEMEN snippets; cr. to the owner)

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6 hours ago, htuvecila said:

 

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Enlight can't do much with ZZ coz he's still under FengMang, so I think Enlight did quite a good job in providing resources to him.

Let's assume Enlight thinks ZZ is worth enough to bring him over, they can make a counter offer to CJD's company by giving her resources to film some series other than BL. I believe it's what FM needs atm after her most remarkable work Addicted has been put to stop and she has yet to earn some profit from releasing CD. However real questions are "Is ZZ worth it?" and "Can FM manage to convince Enlight of their capability to make use of those resources so that Enlight wants make a deal"

Next is rumor about JY, I thought he was supposed to take 2nd lead role in that drama, then turned it down for another movies? Together with the cancellation of TAR, the fandom mentioned this role was removed too. I wonder why the rumor is coming back now. IIRC when JY joined a conference with H.Brothers some directors laid their eyes on him tho.

Still waiting for his appreance on "Stars, let's date" that was produced by H. Brothers which will aired in mid May to see how things turn up. But seriously I still don't think individual schedules are banned too. 

 

 

I have a question. I'd like to listen your thinking.

 

I had never thought JY and ZZ are real couple. I think they are only friends. 

But, after thai fanmeeting, I have a question. Why they tried and managed to seperate them not in public? The mc of thai fanmeeting said that..

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...I think the actors had no problems. Because when the 4 of them meet, and it's meeting by accident, you can only say that they only met accidentally, they would greet each other, say hi, shake hands. I saw with my own eyes. I can feel that they are still friends, that they still care about each other. But...they cannot interact. They cannot be in the same room, I saw it clearly. Their rooms must be separate, and they must eat separately.

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I heard the dinner after thai fanmeeting in hear (forum)

"They ate their suffer seperately, but Jy had druken and got into other 3's room. at that times, Jy's team tried to stop him, but they failed."

 

This kind of controls must have been managed by their management team, not government. In their free time and private spaces, they managed not to meet each other.

Why they do this difficult things though actors don't like it? They worry actors or their agencies dislike each other? Is there some problems for foreinger not to understand? Or, they are real Romeo and Julliet?

 

Thanks,

 

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14 minutes ago, xix19xix said:

Good morning, everyone! TGIF!

Before I start working, I like to let you know that I've had seen people agreeing with the ban on weibo. They say that being obsessive about stars and show is a complete waste of time. Especially, stars of a show that is so "morally corrupt". It's a way to control the raging hormones of youth and stop them from wasting time. They are better studying.

My response is that they should look at how it has become a source of motivation for people to produce artwork, music, videos, translation, and novels. It has also become the places where people practiced their reasoning, observation, and detective skills and in some cases apply what they learnt in philosophy, history, sociology, etc. These skills belong to the kinds of jobs that are not easily replicated by machines. They could be part of the portfolio or cv that make these people stand out in the future.

What's more, the underlying message of the creative endeavour is love. So, thank you all for sharing. I see a lot of good here :)

Thank you for reporting about the mood on weibo. What they say is not coherent : how come studying only can control "the raging hormones of youth" ?

And for the intellectual improvement of studying at HaiZhou/ZhouHai University, it is an opinion now universally perceived. (Just about me, I came her as a visiting pr. from abroad, making a lot of mistakes in english. Believe it or not, @thoron's lessons helped me a lot).

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OMG, if this is real, my blood is richard simmons boiling over big time… Does the whale have to conceal his identity and look furtively at his wifey in public like richard simmons that? Can we sink even lower? 

(Edit to correct timeline of events: as confirmed by our intrepid CSI: Addicted dedectives, it is NOT BKK situation, but an older pic!)

 

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17 minutes ago, IMOmusings said:

@Ariodante where/when's the image from?

Alas, I do not know... It's an IG-repost. I tried to google translate it, but there are no further details. I don't think somebody would play with PS to such extent. However, English business signage would make me think of BKK as a possible location...

 

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2 minutes ago, Ariodante said:

Alas, I do not know... It's an IG-repost. I tried to google translate it, but there are no further details. I don't think somebody would play with PS to such extent. However, English business signage would make me think of BKK as a possible location...

 

Hmmm....at most, I think it's before the Thai FM, since the tone of the message on Insta is quite....mild? it's not sad or anything compared to the photos released after the Thai FM...but those two didn't even arrive at the same time or manage to be in the same place in BKK right?

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4 minutes ago, IMOmusings said:

Hmmm....at most, I think it's before the Thai FM, since the tone of the message on Insta is quite....mild? it's not sad or anything compared to the photos released after the Thai FM...but those two didn't even arrive at the same time or manage to be in the same place in BKK right?

Saw ZZ's hat in 2 pics from my phone, 1 is in Shanghai FM, 1 is some times in second half of March.. idk JY is quite conscious in what he's doing and that manner of covering his face doesn't appear to me as his usual way of behave... Hmm, anyone can clarify?

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@Ariodante @IMOmusings It's way back when they could still shooting magazine editorials together, Zhou said "Stop stealing a look at me." iirc. There is NO photos of them caught together in Thailand except for the 2-second moment and the ones with all 4 onstage.

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Wait a minute....are the two photos similar but with different people standing on ground level? Where's the hat on the second guy and face mask on ZZ? O_O"

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13 minutes ago, IMOmusings said:

Wait a minute....are the two photos similar but with different people standing on ground level? Where's the hat on the second guy and face mask on ZZ? O_O"

2 pics were probably taken by different OPs, possibly coincidentally at the same time since the "supposed JY" maintained the same pose (or had been posing like that for a while since the nearby guy had moved and the windows opended alternatively). If the left one was taken at 6 o'clock, right one should be taken in the between of 3 and 4 o'clock, and with zoom-in and from higher standing position... Too blur to be contemplated..

wait, why am I contemplating about this? XD

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5 hours ago, akira1221oor said:

LOL I like that better.

His style for this Japan trip so far is a little shota, don't you think? (God forgive me to say that, I don't imply anything here). Why don't try visual kei, XWZ or shironuri or even better, decora?

I CHOKED but he's more of a ... bishounen, to be more precise he looks like megane-kun type too me, he looks super cute tho (and he needs to stop bcs ny heart can't take it)

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1 hour ago, sixte said:

For a first post, you did very strong and high ! You perfectly replace things where they are, with a good dose of this relative rationale I cure myself to endure the pain.

You forgot ZZ's particular skill at knitting. And all great actors do not know knitting properly (here, Cary Grant) :
 

 

Ah :D Aren't his personal and social skills another topic? Knitting, cooking, self-styling... the skills that are, in Asian societies, largely deemed to be essential for women to know but looked down on when boys try to learn. It's very sexist and still a prevalent view that only girls should know those skills to prepare for their families. And another proof that ZZ is very well educated with modern values. Such a good kid.

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4 minutes ago, ximichem said:

2 pics were probably taken by different OPs, possibly coincidentally at the same time since the "supposed JY" maintained the same pose (or had been posing like that for a while since the nearby guy had moved and the windows opended alternatively). If the left one was taken at 6 o'clock, right one should be taken in the between of 3 and 4 o'clock, and with zoom-in and from higher standing position... Too blur to be contemplated..

wait, why am I contemplating about this? XD

Positioning is definitely part of it, but I mean in one photo ZZ has a hat and no mask, the other, the guy has no hat and mask...how can that be at the same time? Unless JY was like that for a few hours until ZZ came back? LOL

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