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‘Stay with Me Day and Night’: Happy Birthday, Yuri!
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2022

Fifteen years is a long time; and the years of training just to prepare for those special fifteen (and beyond), even more so. It can’t be done by everyone, and even those at the top often falter — because it requires more than just strength and talent, or perseverance and even desperation. Fate and fortune […]

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‘Until the End’: Happy Birthday, Hyoyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2022

In a world where success depends on something as finicky as public opinion, very few are able to strike the balance between toeing the line of social convention while also remaining true to the colors they want to show off to their audience — an audience who may have stopped by on a whim, ready […]

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Those Stars in Your Smile: Happy Birthday, Tiffany!
Posted by moonrise31 on August 1st, 2022

Dear Tiffany, I’ve been sitting here with a blank page for probably about fifteen minutes now, because there’s so much that I want to say to you, that I don’t know where I could possibly start. I can’t really say that I’ve been with you since the beginning, after all, since I joined the fandom […]

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‘We Will Meet Again’: Happy Birthday, Seohyun!
Posted by moonrise31 on June 28th, 2022

Seohyun has never been what we would usually associate with “the youngest”. Her members dote on her like loving older sisters, of course, but they also happily give her an authority not often enjoyed by others in a similar group dynamic. From the very beginning, after all, they’ve listened to her as she coaxed (demanded) […]

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‘WALK’: Happy Birthday, Yoona!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 30th, 2022

An acronym — and a song — that describes what Im Yoona is to SONE. W.A.L.K. Wide. In the way that she smiles, and also in the way that she welcomes everyone with open arms. The world is large, and Yoona knows it — so what else can she do but attempt to match its […]

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Crowning the Stars: Happy Birthday, Sunny!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 15th, 2022

I’d like to start this off with a small astronomy reference — don’t worry, the lesson will be simple, seeing as I’m basing this entire analogy on a fact I learned in my 8th grade science class. But enough of a rambling introduction; let’s cut straight to the chase: her name. “Sunny”, of course, very […]

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