#ThirstsquadThursdays: All the Boys We Will Have Lost to Conscription This Year

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Ah yes, mandatory military service. For every Korean citizen who is male, it is a rite of passage, a duty to your country; perhaps even the ultimate realization of Confucian ideals. For us K-pop fans?

Complete and absolute death and torture.

This year has been particularly tough. A number of male idols have exchanged their dyed and styled hair, flashy and over-the-top outfits, not to mention- head boppin’, foot swingin’ music for buzz cuts, camouflage, and basic training. Hope you’ve put on your waterproof mascara because this ode to all the biddies we have lost to the conscription (mandatory military service) this year is going to be a tough one.

1. Shindong of Super Junior

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I’m gonna miss this chubby little guy.

Release Date: December 2016

2. Jaejoong of JYJ

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Junsu~

Release Date: December 2016

3. Lee Sung-min of Super Junior

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Didn’t you get married? Don’t you have a kid on the way? Aren’t you a little past idol life anyway?

Release Date: December 2016

4. Kim Hyun-joong:

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Honestly, good riddance.

Release Date: February 2017

5. Jung Yun-ho of DBSK:

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Junsu?

Release Date: April 2017

6. Yoochun of JYJ:

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Junsu.

Release Date: August 2017

 

7. Eunhyuk of Super Junior

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The end of Super Junior – D&E? Not with a coincidence like this. See below.

Release Date: July 2017

8. Lee Dong-hae of Super Junior

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The end of Super Junior – D&E? Not with a coincidence like this. See above.

Release Date: July 2017

9. Choi Si-won of Super Junior

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Hmm, yeah, whatever.

Release Date: August 2017

10. Shim Chang-min of DBSK

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WHERE IS JUNSU AND WHEN WILL I GET MY DB5K REUNION?!

Release Date: August 2017

12. Lee Seung-gi

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As long as the Lee Seung Gi x Yoona ship stays afloat, I don’t care.

Release Date: TBA

12. Yoo Ah-in

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The shorter his hair gets, the worse life is.

Release Date: TBA