Would You Have Stanned SNSD?

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    Would You Have Stanned SNSD If They Had Stayed "Cute" For Longer?



    It's your neighborhood Sone and Once. Emanresu. Time for a chat.

    In the girl group sphere a common dichotomy and ongoing "war" is the one between "cute" and "mature".

    Some love cute and everything it entails, others can't stand it, and others still are more varied and enjoy the transition from one to the other.

    The common appeal on the forum for TWICE to "mature" and their resistance thus far to abandon their cute appeal, got me thinking about SNSD and their own arc within the cute dynamic.

    Honestly I feel like some forget that SNSD was very much like TWICE originally.

    As a Sone from the very beginning (August 2007), I was there through SNSD's "cute" period.

    Truth be told that beginning period is my absolute favorite SNSD period.

    It is the period that is most special to me as a Sone. It is the one that I think of when I imagine SNSD in my mind.

    And I think, that might be much different than how many other Sones imagine the group or related to them.

    Many Sones came later, or solidified their love at a later stage in SNSD's development when their Gee and Oh! era and the like were well in the rearview mirror.

    To them, SNSD has always been the more sophisticated iteration. Think The Boys, etc.

    So then, my question to Sones and casual fans alike.

    Would you have stanned or become a casual fan of SNSD if they had stayed cute for longer?

    Would it have affected your love of SNSD?

    TWICE is not so different than early SNSD.


    It wouldn't have negatively affected my stanning. If anything it would have made my love even greater, if that's possible. SNSD's "cute" period was my favorite era.

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  2. Miless

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    I like their more mature sounding songs better

    but that wouldn't stop me from stanning~
  3. noticemesenpai04

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    i would've staned snsd at the start not for the concept, but for the members
    the good music would come as a plus lol

    also unrelated but they debuted when i was 3.
    just a thought.
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  4. perpetualpotato

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    Probably. Even though Genie is what sealed the deal for me, I still loved the cuter stuff. Oh was almost as fascinating to me as Genie was, it's possible I would've decided to follow them just with that.
    I have a soft spot for cuter stuff anyway :D
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  5. truechoi

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    Hell yeah. Their cute concept songs were the best- not because they had a cute concept, but because the song themselves were catchy and had just the right amount of aegyo voices. Not too high-pitched, not too low, juuust the right amount of aegyo. That's what makes GG so special, they dominate just about every single concept because they're able to pull off a song that not only goes with it, but remains likable as well. If they had stayed that way I would have continued being a fan of their music :yesr:
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  6. seungriseyo

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    i stanned because of jessica and their japanese tracks so nope
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    i stanned them until jessica left , then i stopped :( , i still enjoy their music but im not that hyped about them as i was :D
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    Even if they did the cute concept much longer, I would have still stanned SNSD. I don't mind the concept itself, but I do feel like the songs are very important as well. Their cute songs from back then were actually cute (not the cringeworthy kind of cute). Plus I loved how GG is able to create a different theme that goes along with the cute concept (one of the reasons why I loved "Oh!" and also "Lion Heart").
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    I don't know honestly.I became interested in SNSD because of ITNW and Oh! but it was Genie that made me like them. I probably would have dropped them if they hadn't changed concepts.
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    yes, i started stanning them when they were on hiatus so i prob would have stanned either way bc at least i would have music xD
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  11. JujuNinja

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    I stan SNSD when they are on their hiatus. It doesn't really affect me.
    Concept doesn't really affect me to stan a group.
    However, if a girl group is getting old, cute concept doesn't really suit them. Cute concept only good for younger group like between 19 - 22/23 years old.
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  12. Rand_Al_Thor

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    I love SNSD and i am more than fine with cute /happy/ fun music. Shoot Gee /Oh!/rdr were the foundation of my snsd road.
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    So succinct!

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    Some people consider some of their older songs cute, tho

    Like Holiday, Party, IGAB and Love&Girls are generally considered more to the cute side (for me tho' cute-cute is Kissing You and Echo... this other feel more like "Energetic")

    I love their cute-ish songs, and their more sophisticated songs.... I only don't adore Hoot! (it bores me).... I think I would stan them but only if the songs were different from each other, I don't mind cute, but I mind repetitive-ness
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  16. emanresu

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    That's true.

    But in terms of overall "aesthetic" they definitely shifted from a more wholly cute interpretation to a less cute one.
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    I had a paragraph drafted in my mind but I wasn't feeling like typing now. Since this thread must be buried under new notifications in a few hours I thought I quickly write my answer. Now I did a paragraph, sigh...

    Anyway yes I would have stanned in the end I guess. My relationship with SNSD was pretty much in the making when I finally got to listen to them.

    The cute stuff was a novelty when I discovered SNSD so I took it as part of the process of knowing them and kpop. It was cringy but helped me get into kpop altogether. These days I take it easy with most girl groups and simply don't stress over the cute concept that much I just take it as it comes.

    But I have.to admit that even if I know their cute concept cemented their position at the forefront of kpop, I prefer their mature sound as it is where I became a fan upon discovering them.

    On a side note SNSD redefined what a girl group can be for me in so many ways so that alone is enough to love them, cute stuff and all.

    Summing up my love for SNSD stems from so many elements other than their music that I just take the cute as well.
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  18. sonemariam

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    I don't Stan Snsd just for their concepts but for their music, personalities and the role they play in Kpop as a whole.

    By the time I got into Snsd, they weren't doing any cute songs that much. I watched gee and Oh just last year. But Snsd cute concept is more than just cute, there's really good music, talent, personalities, charisma from every member etc

    I guess it's the role they played in the growth of Kpop that is more important. Snsd changed the game. Therefore I think I'd still Stan them.
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    Now that I thin about it, if they had release Flyers as a single either Korean or Japanese, I would'e died, is one of my favorite songs, and it cute
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    Flyers is awesome!
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