This is for all the friends, coworkers, parents, and siblings that put up with all the Kpop insanity that spews from us uncontrollably. We're sorry, we love you, and we thank you for listening to our random bursts of fangirl/boy.
You guys deserve a hug.
Here are a few things only people like you could understand:
1. "It's a Korean thing"
When your Kpop friend starts getting really excited about something and not making any sense to anyone else around, it's your job to "translate." You explain its a Korean thing and that your friend will return to "normal" once they get it out of their system.
2. "LOOK AT THIS, IT'S REALLY FUNNY"
When you are ready to watch a really hilarious thing that your friend found only to realize you've been tricked. It's a Korean-funny thing. Aka something you probably won't find funny. You fall for it every time.
3. When Your Friend is With Other Kpop Fans
When your friend is alone you can manage, but put two or more fan girls together and game over. You're in over your head.
4. When You Show Them Something You Found in Korean
That music video you randomly stumbled upon? The news that a Korean actor will be in a new American movie? Basically any Kpop thing you've heard ever? Yeah, your friend already heard/saw that about a month ago. You'll never be able to surprise them - good try though!
5. When You Let Your Friend Show You Something Korean
You innocently let them show you a music video. But that leads to another one. And that one doesn't make any sense unless you watched this one. But that one reminds them of the really funny almost-related thing in this video, oh oh! but this video! And don't forget this one! This is the last one I swear. Oh but you'd LOVE this one!.....
6. When There is That One Kpop Star You Sort of Have a Crush On
What ever you do. DONT. TELL. YOUR. FRIEND. They will drag you even deeper into the Kpop fandom.
7. When You Have a Secret Kpop Jam
You know there is ONE. Jam on non-kpop fan. Jam on.
8. When someone insults your friend's Kpop obsession
Hell no. It's only okay if you make fun of them. No one else can and you will not hesitate to get up in someone's grill if they're being rude.
9. Friends Forever
Through all the weird stuff you put up with, your friend still rules.