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Okay, I’m taking a leaf out of your blog Stellena and I’m going to do a spazz post because I’m coming to believe that spazzing is good for the fan girl heart!^^
This one is dedicated of course to my personal no. 1, Jang Keun Suk or Sukkie as I will refer to him hereafter. I think it’s time I outlined the history of this craziness and also maybe even shed some light on why he is my primary fangirl idol.
Truth be said, I haven’t even adored his Sukkieness for that long. I just discovered him and it was all because of a craving I had for doramas this year that made me go on a binge! The first thing I saw with him in it is “Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do” which I watched because I had just seen “Temptation of a Wolf” which had been written by the same internet author Guiyeoni (both really cool films by the way. Also see “He Was Cool.”)
I don’t remember what coincidence it was that brought me to watch You’re Beautiful next, but I didn’t even know Sukkie was the same guy from Do Re Mi till after I had finished the series and I was stalking researching him online. I remember being completely shocked because of just how different he was in the two roles. I’m usually pretty good at noticing actors I’ve seen before but Sukkie slipped passed my radar like a phantom. It was literally like he was two. different. people.
But that’s a different point that I’ll get back to (if I remember!).
This was my experience watching Sukkie in YAB as I remember it:
– Hm. That’s the lead singer. Wonder if he’s the romantic interest. What’s up with his hair??? And is that a blouse? 0.O
– Awww, Jeremy is cute but I like Shin Woo best! ^__^ Hope he’s the love interest. But it’s probably Tae Kyung cos he’s so mean faced. >:-(
– Jeeze, why does he scowl all the time? Ooh but i kinda like his walk. It’s like a swagger. Pretty hot.
– His voice is hot too. You wouldn’t think such a slender man would have such a masculine voice. Hmmm. He is getting fascinating…
– Hm. I still like Shin Woo but I think I like Tae Kyung better now! He’s so arrogant and funny at the same time! It’s cute how he bosses Go Mi Nam around and I like when he does his hair in a coconut tree! And he has such nice shoulders!!!
– OMO! OMO! He just smiled!!!!! O.O
– Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! I like Tae Kyung best!!!! I want him and Go Mi Nam to be together foreverrrrrrrrrr<<<<<33333!!!! *_________*
…And I’m afraid it kind of all goes downhill from there.
Anyway believe it or not, I still wasn’t completely bedazzled by him. Just seriously fascinated. It was when I finished he show and began to look him up, watching behind the scene vids as well as the host of other Sukkie vids that are available on YT that I became what I call a Sukkieholic!
Cos to my utter shock he was nothing like Tae Kyung! The real Sukkie is a really talented but also warm, playful, mischievous, social guy who gives the impression of being comfortable in front of cameras without being too slick and seems to enjoy a real (and this is not a rose tinted view) connection with his fans. He is a little vain (he LOVES his clothes and experimenting with his hair and taking pics! It’s adorable!), a little (okay a lot) dorky and always brutally honest, giving away details of himself most people would cringe to admit. It was amazing for me to see that a person like this pulled off Tae Kyung’s stiff character the way he did!
The other thing that caught me about him is how he is with his Eels (his fans). I honestly have never seen any celebrity anywhere in the world that seems quite as pleased to see his fans as our Sukkie appears to be. The delight in his eyes, the huge grin, the bounce in his step when they are around is something I noticed in so many of his vids, even when he is tired. At his FM at Seoul he broke down and became tearful at the end of the show. In Taiwan he clutched a scrapbook that a fan had struggled on stage to give to him like his life depended on it.
When an appearance of his got canceled due to a National Incident he made sure that the fans that waited for him got fed with delicious kimbap (like sushi), a very special kind that is more expensive than the regular type.
One just needs to see the messages he shares with his eels to know why they love him so much. Funny, affectionate, honest, direct, silly, playful, enthusiastic, sleepy, excited, bossy, thankful, sad, happy, gleeful…these and so many more are the many faces of Sukkie that his Eels get to see though his messages and his chat room conversations. I believe being able to see those faces is what keeps his Eels with him.
Wow…this post turned out super long and I didn’t even get to just how hawt he is!!!
Ah – well, maybe there will have to be a part 2. Then I’ll spazz about the movie roles he’s done, his commercials, his kiss scenes and his looks over the years!
Look forward to it, please!
Bye cri ~
PS. If you love Sukkie too, here are cool places to go for current info and where you can meet fellow eels: