#AtoZChallenge Day 13: Military Enlistment

M is for Military Enlistment


It’s weird to think that Super Junior has been incomplete longer than they’ve been together. For the past six out of their ten years since debut, they have had at least one member away completing his military service.

This whole military thing is really hurting Super Junior. They haven’t been able to properly promote themselves since 2010 because of constantly not having their full number of members. I know it’s necessary, but as a fan it’s just hard to see my favorite group become less and less popular simply due to circumstance.

In a couple of months, Super Junior will officially be at their lowest member count. With Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, and Ryeowook in the military, the group will be performing as a small five member group. Ironically, this is a pretty typical number when it comes to groups that are popular today, but it just seems so small compared to how Super Junior usually is.


I am in such disbelief that it’s already time for Ryeowook to go. He was always the baby of SJ, even more so than Kyuhyun. On the bright side, we only have two members left. In two years, we will be done with goodbyes and have many returns to get excited for. At that point, I imagine it’s all of these new groups who will start having members leave. My gosh, can you even imagine the members of VIXX or EXO leaving for the military?

As this military enlistment period comes to a close, we ELFs will be beginning the next chapter in our fandom: stanning a group in which one of the members is married. That will definitely be interesting.

Question of the Day:

Thoughts on Korean Military Enlistment and how K-pop stars are effected?

#NowPlaying: Shall We Dance With Mr. Lim? by Lim Chang Jung. I rediscovered him a couple of days ago. It’s hard to explain why, but I am so obsessed with this song. It may be because it reminds me of Bollywood music.

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4 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge Day 13: Military Enlistment

  1. I don’t even want to think of EXO’s members leaving for military enlistment. 😢
    And G-D’s gonna be enlisted next year. I’m gonna miss him so bad. 😭
    The absence of members of a favourite group is really hard for the fans. And the waiting period seems like forever.


      1. Haha, no, of course not! They’re not all of the same age, so they’re gonna enlist in different years:
        T.O.P – 2016
        G-D, Taeyang – 2017
        Daesung – 2018
        Seungri – 2019


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