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Waiting for Donghun ~ Day 17

Content. Seriously, thank goodness groups put in place a variety of content well before we basically all had to go remote. Even with a robust selection of variety programs (on both television and the radio where we can enjoy seeing our favorites in various environments), K-pop groups expand that even further by way of V-Live and YouTube channels where they can create a variety of programming exclusive to themselves. From day-in-the-life vlogs to behind the scenes offerings, A.C.E serves up a variety of enjoyable content which included one of my fave video series of theirs, the A.C.E Diary.

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Waiting for Donghun ~ Day 16

I can conceivably consider every one of these countdown posts an ‘art break’ because I basically consider Donghun a work of art all unto himself, and a multi-faceted one at that. However, DH Fan-Artastic is all about those who are inspired to draw, sketch or paint Donghun’s image capturing a moment that could encompass an element of his personality, a mood or how he was particularly styled for a comeback. Ah, yes, the comeback concept. A.C.E has had some truly remarkable and memorable ones. I admit I am kind of stuck in the Siren:Dawn era and that is where our fan art lands today.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 15

Getting to know Donghun and learning about his artistic journey is one of the best parts of doing an extensive blog series like this countdown. If you know me or have been around the blog for some time, you probably know I am a research nerd. Even though I went into the legal field as a profession, I still have thoughts about being in some kind of research-oriented job. I guess in some small way I am feeding that desire here as I learn and write about some of my favorite groups and artists. So, where did it begin for our sweet main vocal?

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 14

I think I will be arguing throughout this entire countdown that even though Donghun is not a  named main dancer in A.C.E, he is still a main dancer. Truth be told all five members of A.C.E are main dancers. In the blogosphere we can find a lot of conjecture, but I can say that when it comes to A.C.E and dancing, I am delivering truth. So in my initial DH Dance Break post, we got a taste of Donghun grooving with Wow. In this one, he brings a little Latin spice to the floor with Byeongkwan.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 13

I don’t even know where to begin. And, we are too early in this countdown for me to have a breakdown. In and of itself, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s Shallow from the A Star is Born OST is an iconic and memorable track. That is, it leaves its mark. But when your K-pop bias steps in and covers it, it becomes all kinds of next level. Paired with the talented Sonnet, I give you a truly Vocal Magic moment with their cover of Shallow.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 12

Let’s agree that what happens at fan meeting/signs, stays at fan meeting/signs. Unless of course there is tangible proof of the mischief that ensues when a group meets with fans to shower them with love and gratitude. And well, they want to make it memorable, right? Even if it gets a little rude, yes? I am not talking offensive rude. No, just the kind of rude that can make a fangirl blush. Sort of like what A.C.E served up at their June 29, 2018 fan sign in Busan, and which is the subject of this Hunnie Cam offering.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 11

Looks like it is time for another DH One Shot. This time I am opting for an animated one shot, or gif. Over the course of this countdown you are probably going to hear me describe Donghun with a myriad of adjectives (me and my thesaurus are soulmates) and I most likely will have ethereal on repeat.🤷🏻‍♀️ Donghun just happens to have many ethereal moments.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 10

Just as not all actors can sing, not all singers can act. But what I have found in Korean entertainment is that there is lots of crossover. Many who act can sing and indeed, many who sing can act. Donghun has shown up in a couple of dramas which I am sure I will chat about here in the coming days ahead; but to kick off a little sub-series I would to call Actor DH, I am going to opt for something cheeky and fun. Like the time he told the hosts of Weekly Idol that he could make himself cry even while singing an upbeat song. Ok then, have at it Mr. Lee!

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 9

If you have been around K-pop for a good amount of time, you probably know that when groups are initially formed the music they release is often times written by in-house composers and producers, or various outside production teams that are hired to do same. Even when the members of the group do write and compose their own songs, it takes some time before those tracks see the light of day on a release. At least this has been the way in the past. I guess that is why so many K-pop artists have a SoundCloud side hustle. More and more, however, we are seeing self-composed tracks make it on album releases which is not only a good thing, it’s a great thing. Today’s post shines some light on producer Donghun, and his self-composed track, Story, from A.C.E’s fourth EP release, Siren:Dawn.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 8

If you were just getting to know A.C.E and asked Choice who the main dancer or dancers are in A.C.E, odds are they would most likely say Wow and Byeongkwan. They are, after all, the group’s named main dancers. But if you asked me, I would say all five. Just because he does not carry the title main does not exclude the fact that Mr. Lee can cut a rug. It is easy for me to sing praises about Donghun’s vocal prowess. It’s a given that the man can sing. However, it is also a given that the man can dance. And when you put him side-by-side with one of the group’s mains, Donghun proves he is just as main as the main!

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