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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 604

I think you will agree that G.O’s steady updates over these past eight months have been one of the ways he has shown his appreciation for his fans. He seems to want to stay in contact, to communicate, to reciprocate, and to even let us take this particular journey with him as he completes his military service. He has given us beautiful selcas, celebrated the wonderful upgrades he has made to his recording studio, as well as let us take a peek into how he relaxes and enjoys his downtime. G.O’s connect to his fans from what I have seen has been seamlessly congruent with the kind of celebrity he truly is: warm, friendly, humble and gracious. When I take a look back at G.O’s ‘fan service’ moments well before I knew who he was, nothing has changed from then to now. Sure he has matured; but when it comes to appreciating his fans, that has remained constant. For today’s Fan-Camming Friday offering, I choose a sweet fan appreciation moment from our affable main vocal captured back on 13 February 2012.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 597

Do not let that mischievous and adorable smile up there fool you for one second into believing this is going to be a sweet cam offering for this Fan-Camming Friday. We all know how G.O’s intrinsic sweetness hits me hard, like sledgehammer-to-the-heart hard. With all of his recent updating, it has been sweetness overload – in a good way! So instead of simply adding to the sweet, I am going to about face and opt for the sexy. The overt, coming at you like a freight train sexy. Picture this, if you will: Daegu, 30 April 2011, G.O dressed in black, and Y. Ready?

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 579

I admit there may cause for debate when talking about the ‘visual‘ in a group. Honestly, no matter who is deemed the visual, our own personal biases will most likely hold that honor for us individually regardless of who owns the title officially. It is something that I have not always been familiar with as I do not think western groups traditionally have a member or members who are labeled as “the visual.” It wasn’t until I started my Korean entertainment education that I came across this idiosyncratic facet of the Korean group dynamic. I tend to get stubborn about the visual title holder in MBLAQ because for me, I would give that title exclusively to G.O. <hehe…no surprise> In addition to his striking good looks, G.O’s talent and voice would invariably make anyone sit up and take notice while he was on stage or screen. He may not have been officially labeled MBLAQ’s visual, but he nevertheless was, and consistently is, noticeable.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 576

We have now reached the middle of the month and somehow time seems to be picking up speed. Soon, G.O will hit the 600 day mark. 600 days out of 730. Can you believe we have come this far so fast?! Some days I find it difficult to contain my excitement because we are getting so close. Have you begun celebration preparations yet? Too soon? Hahaha, I can’t help it. I am ready for his return! However, in the event you feel time has been dragging or are yourselves feeling sluggish, how about an Oh Yeah cam for this Fan-Camming Friday? You remember The Dream Concert back in May 2012 and those black shimmering outfits with see-through sleeves, right?

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 569

Beauty is not caused. It is. ~Emily Dickinson

I cannot deny it, nor will I ever deny that there are days when G.O pushes me past the brink of fangirl reason straight into fangirl frenzy. Fangirl frenzy. I know each fangirl is unique. I am a later model fangirl due to my advanced age and delayed entry into the fangirl arena. However, there are moments when G.O has made me forget all about my age, fangirl parameters and decorum transporting me back to my teens awkward and trembling with excitement as I watch him perform. I have talked about G.O’s subtle yet powerful stage presence. His talent will always make him shine even on a stage filled with dense choreography, pyrotechnics and other people. And when G.O wears white his power and presence seems to become even more unmistakeable. The KBS event in Gwangju on 14 October 2010 is a wonderful example, escorts me into fangirl frenzy mode, and is my choice for this Fan-Camming Friday offering.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 540

I know I have barely scratched the surface of seeing every picture or video captured of G.O performing. And I know that what I have shared here to date is nothing new or different. Nothing you have not seen or watched before. So I really must thank you for indulging me. Hopefully the reminiscing has been enjoyable. And who knows, maybe I have dug up something you may not have seen or at best, have not seen in a good long while! Today I have a little Windows To Your Soul ~ The G.O Eye Connect moment from MBLAQ’s 28 February 2012 Seoul Art Technical College Orientation performance. I have to be honest, it kind of had my heart racing a bit.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 533

One of G.O’s most ardent early fan photographers has been The Black Pearl. She (like many) has proved that there is much to admire about each and every photograph in existence of this expressively handsome man. I think you will find with today’s One Shot offering however that it is agreeably true that G.O fills a camera frame with more than just what the eye can see.

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