Hello gorgeous people of the world!
I was thinking about my next post for a while then after staring at the computer screen I felt stumped. You know I don’t really like blogging about my personal stories because I think they’re as good as snooze material for insomniacs—in short, my so-called life is pretty much uneventful. So if you noticed I haven’t really posted anything on my tag “icecapades story” or in my new blog, “floatingstars story.”
So in order to get inspiration and get to know what readers would want to read, I decided to browse through your latest comments when I stumbled upon an anonymous tip….
“I love your blog, and especially enjoy reading your quirky comments. I’ve recently seen your infamous “Top 20 Most talked about” post in another blogger’s page without a citation which makes it seems like she wrote it herself. Here is the link:
I mean, these people worked hard too so proper credit should go to them or if not, a simple thanks will do. I remember that one time when my writing prof told us how surprised he was when he googled his name only to find out that he speaks Spanish (which he doesn’t)! Someone copied and pasted, then translated his work in another language.
I am NOT original. At least, I think I’m not COMPLETELY original. Originality for me, walks on a very thin line. Of course, I don’t invent some information on this blog (unless the info is invented in the first place, like rumors)—meaning, I get them from other sources, either from news sites, official sites (which I provide a link/credit) or from my meager translations. But what I do though, is that I add some elements that would make my writings a bit different, sometimes by being too honest (which most of the time gets me in trouble lol) or by making things a bit more fun like compiling stuff, finding similarities/differences, etc. I mean, you may have noticed that this is not your most reliable entertainment site that gives the latest updates, lol. It’s more like, me seeing some things interesting about Asian stars and just have fun writing my thoughts or sometimes random rants.
Hmm… Take for example a song. The notes, melodies, letters or the lyrics are not completely original or taken out from a void, but they are melded creatively and in a new way to make an original song. Unless, of course if the song was sung in a weird made-up secret elfland-like language, rofl. Anyways, I hope I made sense *embarrassed laugh*. I mean, designers can be original and at the same time take inspiration from various sources, right? It’s all about creative reinvention.
2pm’s Junsu copying Strawberry stuffed toy outfit. Omonaaa! Major spazz!!!! So cute! Sorry, my inner fangirl self just jumped out of nowhere.
I do apologize if ever I may have overlooked to credit an info/photo source, I’m really paranoid about that. Oh, the cover pic was from kpop humor at LJ comm. Last thing I want is to piss off another blogger. And sorry if I ever offended anyone, sometimes my sarcasm can be a bit too much, so I’ll tone it down. Trust me, I have ruffled quite a lot of feathers with my snarky remarks. But it’s all good, can’t please everyone.
It’s hard work, really. Like I always say, fangirling IS serious business. Raise your hand up, fangirls! Represent!
Anyhoodles, wow I rambled on without realizing I wrote too much, lol. I hope this clears the air a bit. I don’t mind anyone taking anything from this blog, I’d be happy to help—because it’s not all mine, really. Just credit, baby. And you, my dear readers are part of this blog too, ya know! From your suggestions to your words of encouragement—I’m really thankful. Thanks, thanks, a million thanks to you guys!
Little ol’ me<3
Let’s have fun, get along and close things off with your typical looking-upwards-into-the-sky hopeful photo, shall we?<3
P.S. I actually wrote something about this before. Except it’s about a compilation of photos of K/Jpop stars and the images/personalities they “supposedly” copied. It’s more like a comparison post.The title is “Asian celebrities: Who’s the real deal or who’s the real copycat?”
See: http://icecapades.livejournal.com/9060.html. Comment away!