So I really really have to apologise
It’s been so long since this project has been worked on, like gets in the way and things like these get put not he sidelines and before you know it months pass by without you realising it.
So to keep everyone in the loop, I have a side project that focuses on everything that makes the girls wonderful, so far I have already completed Tiffany, Seohyun and Jessica, hit the jump for those links. This one is my fourth, and probably my best one to date. Please take some time to read this and enjoy and please feel free to comment, your comments help this project alot.
This is a project that I’m undergoing whenever I have time, I’ve become very interested at how a group of 9 talented individuals can bond and work together so perfectly as if they were all meant for each other. A little background, I’m a part time actor, singer and a major at writing, so I like to look past the images at face-value and work out exactly why snsd is REALLY the power of 9. A puzzle that has 9 perfect pieces that are all taken from different boards and how such a huge number of potential rivals can become something as close as a family can be.
I’d like to note that this analysis is purely my opinion and I hope all comments aren’t taken to heart, I will not go out and bash without reason, I love snsd and just want to see further past the looking glass and I hope you guys can read and enjoy this journey of mine along with me, as I am also writing this for my own interest in snsd.
For the first one follow the link to Tiffany – https://snsdkorean.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/a-post-on-tiffany-by-dread/
For the second one follow the link to Seohyun –
For the third one follow the link to Jessica –
The self proclaimed “timid” leader of So Nyuh Shi Dae, this energetic ball of dorkiness is the captain, example and front runner of the group.
To critique this lovely ladies singing prowess would be pointless, instead lets look at the comparison that makes her stand out from her sisters. Where Jessica and Tiffany both have a unique voice to call their own, Taeyeon does not really have anything special to her voice, however, although Tiffany is this writer’s favourite member, if you asked me who is the best singer? It would still be Taeyeon.
I remember watching my first live performance of this group on youtube, and when I heard Taeyeon sing, it was not “that is a special voice” or “this voice is really different”, the love for her singing is pure and simple. This girl has a strong mastery over the TECHNICAL aspects of singing in both range and stability. Technique like hers isn’t born like a special unique voice, it is trained and nurtured over many years and it is something that even the greatest most unique voice cannot get without putting effort into their trade. There are no gimmicks to her voice, there is nothing there that makes her immediately recognizable when she sings a normal verse with everyone else, but as soon as you make this girl sing the harmonies, the belts and the ad-libs, you truly see the greatness of her skill. She is hands down the most technical singer in that group and the most powerful, and that huge belting prowess without losing her notes is only something that a true mastery of the techniques will allow. I cannot express this enough, she is a remarkably powerful singer, I sit in awe when she is given freedom to sing at her fullest.
As the leader of her group, Taeyeon has had her own fair share of troubles. She feels that she is not suitable to be the leader, as she doesn’t feel like she “leads” her members. One of the greatest kings in the History of China conquered a majority of the states due to being part of his own army. He would be close to the front lines of battle fighting alongside his own troops. Taeyeon is that king…er…..queen, she sets herself up in the group as the leader only in name and continues to barrel through everything simply a member of So Nyuh Shi Dae, not a leader. While she feels that she doesn’t do anything to lead her group, her actions and how she acts within the group are in itself, an example to the rest of the girls. She is not a leader who gives orders, or a leader who takes care of everything, she is a leader who is the same as everyone else on the team and the leader only by name, so that the group itself can function as a whole. The staple of the “leader” is also very important, as the entire group knows her as the leader from the start, change shouldn’t happen just because it can, people are used to her being leader, and appreciate her being there, that title alone is comforting to know.
Taeyeon constantly calls herself a timid person, keeping everything bottled inside and not expressing herself very well. Aside from her own critical analysis, it actually feels like she is one of the most brave in the group.
Allow me to speak the one quote that I value above all else, this quote is the way I run my life and I feel that is explains her personality quite well.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
When a person does something that you feel that you will never do in a million years, you always wonder how brave they are. Many people start to think “How can I learn how to do that without being afraid?” the answer?….you don’t. There is no absence of fear when jumping 10 metres into water, there is no absence of fear when jumping off a bridge with just a rope tied to your feet, there is no absence of fear stepping on stage in front of thousands of people when you are about to do a performance. Sure, there can be mitigating factors, like jumping 10 metres into water because you love water, or performing to people to prove to them how skilled you are, but there is always that fear of doubt. I have done all these things, and when I do them again, I will still have those doubts, but having something to say, having something to prove, or even standing up for yourself is crucial to jumping into the deep end where the danger is, if I can sideline things a little bit here for some advice on life, is that you should never give up on your goals purely through doubt, give it a proper shot first, and never be afraid of the option of failure. Fail, it’s a part of life. Fail and learn so that next time you can knock it out of the park.
Taeyeon at times shows her own bravery, she is able to joke about herself on variety TV recordings, even taking jabs at her own shortcomings. She amazed people left and right when she spoke out about the recording schedule and quality when she covered My life would suck without you.
“i want to give a round of applause for all the artists out there because they are working so hard and doing so well so I hope that music bank will provide all the artists with the best environment so they can perform their best.”
Lets take this as a retrospective of her personality. We here at Snsdkorean all debated when this particular case came up. Some of us supported her, bashing Mubank’s way of screwing things up for Taeyeon, some of us thought she went too far due to her stripping off her professionalism. Me? I feel that as a performer, it was the wrong thing to do, but she went too far because she was PUSHED too far. When you are trying your best to give a great performance to people only to be skipped off and not given the opportunity for a do-over, when a do-over was done before to fix someone else’s mistake, it makes you feel expendable, and you want to be heard. I think she did the wrong thing, but I understand why she did it and I do not fault her for saying what she thought, because aside from all the bashing, hating, and anti-professionalism she brought, she spoke her own mind and stuck to her convictions, and that is bravery without a doubt.
Taeyeon is the girl in the corner who doesn’t gossip and complain, she does. When something needs to be done and something needs to be said, she says it, without flinching and without hesitation, the true mark of someone who can lead by example, and I hope she never loses herself amidst all the politics and flair of show business, and that we can still see her pure dorky self when she’s allowed time to relax while upholding her standards of performances for a long time to come.
This is an original written piece that is only meant to be viewed on snsdkorean. Plagiarism or copying without consent is wrong as this isn’t news.
joshua taeyeon addict said:
Yeah you know she is..
She is the best after all..
태연 saranghae.. 🙂
Liverpool and snsd for life said:
Awesome article imo. great analysis and i am wowed that you put so much effort in writing this. nonetheless taeyeon is simply just awesome. but either one of them out of the group would not complete snsd. All 9 of them are as important and essential that forms snsd. i freaking love those girls! so nyuh shi dae ftw! :). hope they will be successful in the future with all the challenges that will come their way. and we will be riding that wave with them throughout 🙂 snsd fighting!
Wow. Long read but thanks! Taeyeon is indeed awesome! 😀
Another beautiful article from you, thank you so much dreadtech. I first read Tiffany’s article, followed by Seohyun’s (i never knew there was a Jessica one, woops. gonna read it now). I have to say, everything that i think of you seemed to have just taken it right out of my mind, put into words that flow so well. Probably no one could have done a better job 🙂 will be waiting for the other girls’! But no rush, i will rather have quality over quantity, and something like this definitely takes time.
Agreed, great post dreadtech. I’ve too wondered how can 9 girls be so perfect for each other. The more I read posts or bios like these, the more I’m reminded how real the statement “the power of 9” really is. As an aside, in my opinion, my most favorite aspect of SNSD is their sisterly bond (soshi I think?). Yes they all look amazing, they’re all talented and somehow they find ways to balance cute and sexy really really well, but it’s really the relationship between the girls that fascinates me the most. Always looing out for each other no matter what’s going down.
But back to your post, great points on Taeyeon as a leader, her voice and her courage. WAIT!? WHAT?!? Taeyeon singing “My Life Would Suck Without You”? Lol news to me, had to check it out on youtube and I liked what I saw. For some reason seeing the girls sing/perform/talk in English makes me happy and gives me hope for the day I’ll randomly run into them and carry out a conversation (because my korean is very limited and bad V____V).
Again, great post!
i cant wait for yoona’s one to be out. keep writing, hwaiting!
i love you taeyeon, for ever and always ❤
SNSD are my 9 genies said:
I agree with everything here, including the Music Bank part. She is definitely one of the many reasons why SNSD is SNSD
This is such a well-written piece. Thank you.
I didn’t know about any of these articles and just finished reading all of them. Very valid thoughts on the girls, made me think and reflect on my own personal feelings and opinions about them. They all are truly unique, so very different from one another yet so alike at times, and then there’s no denying that there is a cohesive bond between all of them that is very special. When you think about it, its actually quite amazing, miraculous even, I mean I know that it has been said many times, but really, there are times when you feel that these girls were destined to be together.
well done, that part of advice on life is perfect, im gonna write it down and stick it on my mirror so everytime i look at the mirror when i wake up ill know that i will do my best to reach my goals in life,thank you dude
Nice piece of article
i got to say.you really are great.this website is one of the website that i spent most my time on when i’m online.usually, i never read the long articles in this site.but since you started to write,i read your writing and i am really impressed!nice work.
i love this part of your project the most maybe because my favourite member is taeyeon(well fany came in third right after sica.kekeke~).but aside from really crazy over taeyeon,i really love what you wrote about the fear and the courage to be standing out to say what we want to say in this part.yeah, if that is what makes you run your life,well then it does give an impact on me!thnx a lot!and if i am given to choose to rate this article out of 10,i would give it 10! ^^
keep on writing great stuffs!hope you’d reply to my comment!gud luck!
Ive read each of your articles ont he girls. And I enjoy them greatly. Taeyeon’s is no exception.
I would have to agree with Taengoo’s opinion of herself as being a ‘timid’ leader. She may have courage and she pushes the other members to do their best, and speaks out when things are needed to be said. But she IS timid. She doesn’t talk about herself and bottles up her personal life, feelings, and thoughts more so then any SNSD member. On many occasion even the other members have stated on variety shows how they don’t even know Taeyeon that well becuase how she keeps to herself on matters unrelated to work. But in my opinion thats just part of her..i guess you could say, consept. She’ll be dorky fro you, laugh like an ahjuuma, keep you on your toes with ehr quick wit, but she’ll remain selfish in keepign parts of herself in the shadows.
Anyway, I look forward to further posts from you about the other girls. I enjoy reading what other peoples thoughts are on the girls. Keep up the good work.
An extremely well written article, Dreadtech 😀 !!! Thanks for posting it 🙂 ! It really gives us a different aspect on the personalities of the 9 ladies ;). Keep on writing these “analysis” articles, dude; they make for GREAT and INFORMATIVE reading 😀 😀 😀 . I FULLY agree with all your points of view for the girls so far :). Cheers !
Agreed. Taeyeon fighting!! Taeyeon is the best!!! GO TAEYEON!!!!
wow, this was a great read! i never knew you did these, and i read this one first, and i’m about to go read the other three :p i really hope you do one of these for each of the girls, because they’re really good 🙂
Taeyeon is the best leader for me.
She always look after to the members and hard working to be “Leader” for a long times.
Taeyeon is the kid leader of snsd forever. No one can instead her in this position.
For the Music Bank, Taeyeon personality is intend to do everything, self-confident and brave.
She want the great performances to the audiences that is the wrong thing to be the singer.
I LOVE YOU TAEYEON!!!
heheh greatly writtenn!!!
taeyeon is myy bias
and i still agree with mubank because she does things that no other snsd could
which makes her unreplaceable ><
taeyeon is the bestt!!
Can I request you to do a SooYoung analysis next? xD
another awesome analysis! taengoo truly is strong and the best leader. she shines in her own light and knows her own worth and that’s why people love her so much.
sunhee yu said:
taeyon has always been my favorite, because she has substance and talent, i feel like there are some girls who are just mascots and are only have looks, taeyon hwaiting.
DT, i love your analysis. taeyeon has always been my favorite member and her singing is truly amazing ❤ & hands down, she's a person who is timid, but she's strong and courageous deep inside. she makes a dorky great leader :}
I read all the previous analysis, great articles.
TaeYeon is my favourite and is my first idol in my life. She makes me to recognize SNSD….
After the Music Bank incident, I admire TaeYeon (even though I’m much older than her).
around of applause to our dreadtech for such an amazing masterpiece! this is truly one-of-a-kind..hope for it to continues!
besides, our kid leader, Kim Taeyeon, is indeed a special person. the first time im introduce to snsd, while watching their Gee MV, besides yoona for being the pretiest. Taeyeon certainly impress me with her vocal talent. due to it, i searched her all over the internet, and indeed it didnt dissapoint me, as she’s one great singer even at that age, aside from her cuteness (like the picture above itself), dorkiness, a leader and everything u guys think of. Taeyeon jjang!
Yes, i agree completely.
the best singer in SNSD is definitely our Kim Taeyeon.
whenever she sing a song, her voice always give me goosebumps. i dunno why, but i can feel her feelings when she’s singing. she really deepened herself into the song, no matter what kind of the song it is.
and her expression when singing, you can watch it yourself. Totally Perfect.
as for mubank incidents, I’m supporting Taeyeon. if the station really wanted to give the audience the best show experience, they should let the performer perform to their fullest.
although she doesn’t admit it herself, everybody acknowledge her as a great leader, the best one in my dictionary.
‘good leader is not coming by the ability of a person themselves, but also by the acknowledgemen by the other people’
There’s a difference between “she did the wrong thing,” and “she was too upset to perform properly,” (even that, those are merely assumptions, former yours, latter mine) Therefore I have mixed feelings about your post. In fact I wish you hadn’t brought that incident up. But other than that, nice article.
yeh I agree that there is a difference, but both lead down to a path that is unprofessional, in the show business area, you should not publicly call out and deface or belittle organizations, even if they are wrong, you let your own company back you up so you have a standing. I know it might seem like a good thing to get awareness for this sort of thing, but it doesn’t help to make enemies in this line of business.
I know she was very upset, there would be no other reason to do that, but she went about it the wrong way.
I try to clean it up and say that I understood WHY she did it, but it feels like you completely skimmed over that part of my article
“Me? I feel that as a performer, it was the wrong thing to do, but she went too far because she was PUSHED too far. When you are trying your best to give a great performance to people only to be skipped off and not given the opportunity for a do-over, when a do-over was done before to fix someone else’s mistake, it makes you feel expendable, and you want to be heard. I think she did the wrong thing, but I understand why she did it and I do not fault her for saying what she thought”
And yes, I choose to bring this incident up because it does not show me an ugly side of her, it shows me the strong side of her, sure she pissed Mubank off which in turn didn’t want to give her the mic and less face time in subsequent shows, but she had strength to speak out.
I’m not the former, I’m both latter AND former, I know she got pushed, but as life shows, there are ways to go about things and ways to not go about things, when shit hits the fan you still need to keep a level head. I’m not commenting on WHAT she did, I’m commenting on HOW she went about it. She could have sorted it out and filed a formal complaint with the station or consulted her own company, but I understand she just got fed up and went with her gut, and I understand that.
Thanks. I don’t know what to say but just one thing about your word choice. I guess I just don’t like a use of the word “WRONG” which ALONE on the surface could imply that Taeyeon had done something for which she should or could have apologized. Moreover you used the word twice. I was wondering if it was absolutely necssary for you to say it twice if not none. If the word were “unwise,” or some another word to that effect, instead of “WRONG,” it wouldn’t have had bothered me that much… I just don’t want anyone to misread her personality.
tbh the only people who would misread it are those who don’t look into the actual issue properly, saying something is wrong doesn’t mean it is a 100% negative thing, I’m confident in saying that I cover my bases even though I use the word wrong because it is how I feel about it, but nevertheless I explain my stance and still maintain support with my conclusion. Yes I could “soften” the blow by saying unwise but I don’t want to soften the blow, I’m blunt like that and hate beating around the bush. If people are getting the feeling that I am taking a negative stance to Tae it means that they pretty much stopped reading after they read the word wrong and already start brandishing chains and pitchforks and torches.
true even though her voice is not unique like some of the others its unique in the way that i can feel what she is singing. its strong like a bridge. her voice leads you there.
don’t forget her adorably retarded eyesmile
AWWW, that’s so CUTE 😉 😀 !!!! I LOVE it <3333 !!!
oh dread, this was another wonderful read! i absolutely love your voice, and by that i mean, your WRITING voice (though sekshi accent can only help) i’ve always enjoyed reading these analyses of yours and this one was just as neat as the others. it was quite refreshing seeing your perspective on our kkokkoma leada taeng. you’re absolutely right when you point out that taeyeon’s voice is not ‘unique’– but my god, when you hear it, you can’t help but be moved. despite being the lead/main vocal (never figured out the diff between the two)– i think her voice is kinda like the glue that holds it all together. much like her leadership style ^^
btw, just out of curiosity, ever consider writing fanfiction? 😀
lol no I tend to stay away from that mess
Well written article! Yeah, I agree that her voice isn’t unique but there is something in her voice that makes me craving for more.
I couldn’t AGREE more 😉 !!!
TaeYeon is my favorite, nice article 🙂
When I think of Taeyeon, 3 words come to my mind:
Voice, courage, and dork. You covered all of them 😀
I look forward to your next analysis, dread.
Awesome article. I hope i could read Hyoyeon or other members next
Chun Hao said:
YOUR BIASES ARE TOO OBVIOUS. YOU SAY A LOT OF GOOD ABOUT TIFF, KESS AND SEO BUT SAID VERY LITTLE ON TAEYEON WHEN THERE ARE TOO MANY REASONS PEOPLE LIKE HER.
yeah…..i realize it often too….