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[Staff Spotlight] Get to know LollyPip

Explain your username (and/or avatar).

I have two dachshunds, Lolly and Pippin, and I named myself after them, plus it’s a fun play on the word “lollipop.” Lolly is the Big Boss of the house, while Pip is the pretty, but kind of dumb, little sister. I write all of my recaps snuggled up in a recliner with Lolly beside me offering a running commentary, and Pippin curled up in my lap, propping up my keyboard.

What is the first drama that you watched (or the first drama that made an impression)?

My very first drama was Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, which really grabbed me with its wonderful characters and cute story. I thought Jung Il-woo was particularly fantastic so I looked for another show of his that I could watch, which happened to be 49 Days. His portrayal of the Scheduler ripped my heart out and ignited a love of K-dramas that hasn’t faded since!

Tell us about a job or two that you’ve had in the past.

I’ve done quite a lot of things, depending on where I was in my life at the time. I’ve been an actor (musical theater), a pastry chef, a dental assistant, and a dental office manager. In addition to writing for Dramabeans, I’m also a retail manager at a local garden center, which I love because it lets me indulge my passion for plants!

Have you ever lived a moment that you thought belonged in a drama?

Oh, most definitely. I was once dating a man who I thought was The One, and by everything he said, he thought so too. Then one day, without warning or explanation, I came home to find all of his things removed from my apartment, his phone number changed, and he refused to answer his door or talk to me. He forbade our mutual friends to tell me why he’d decided to disappear himself from my life, and to this day, almost fifteen years later, I have still never found out why. I can definitely understand why some drama characters spend years struggling to overcome a bad breakup.

What’s your favorite drama that you’ve recapped?

Well, it was Heart to Heart for two solid years, because I just loved the characters and their quirky love story so much. But it was recently supplanted by Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, for reasons that will be glaringly obvious to anyone who saw the lovely little drama. The show was just note-perfect in every way—casting, tone, story, romance, it was all just amazingly well-balanced and so sweet it made my teeth ache. Recapping it hardly even felt like work. And the best part is, the OTP are now dating in real life!

What drama genres do you especially like?

My very favorite genre is rom-coms, I love a sweet, light romance. Friends-to-lovers is my very favorite rom-com trope. I also have a soft spot for fusion sageuks, especially if there’s a magical element to them. They can be so fun when done right!

What drama genres do you especially dislike?

I’m not a fan of police procedurals or mysteries. But even then, I’ll check a show out if the casting is particularly good. If the characters are interesting and the story moves at a quick pace, I can really enjoy a good whodunnit.

Is there a drama character you’ve ever strongly identified with, and why?

I very much identify with Hong-do from Heart to Heart, and Dok-mi from Flower Boy Next Door, for basically the same reasons. I’m a social introvert, so I can be social when it’s called for but then need a LOT of alone time to regenerate. I could very much see myself becoming a shut-in if the conditions were right!

What drama character would you want to be?

If I had to choose, I would pick someone like Oh Hae-young, or Choi Ae-ra from Fight My Way. They are fearless, intelligent, and they live without worrying what others think of them. When they want something (or someone) they go after it/him, because nobody every got what they wanted by being shy about it. Even when they’re wrong and they know it, they still do what they want because life is short. People may not always like them, but they always respect them, because they demand that respect.

What was your major in school?

In college I was a musical theater major, and have performed and worked with a number of famous names. But I realized that was a hard road if I wanted to do things like, you know, eat, so I left and went to chef school. I was a pastry chef until some health issues made it impossible, but I still love to cook and bake, and I do some local theater when I have the time.

What’s a random skill you have?

I have a few! I have a very green thumb and love to garden, my house and yard are filled with plants and I grow vegetables every summer. I particularly love orchids, and a cousin of the African violet called the streptocarpus. I also knit a lot—it gives my hands something to do while watching dramas. And I’m a big gamer; I love to play video games when I have the time.

Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?

My favorite movie has to be The Dark Crystal. It’s such a gorgeous fantasy story, that really holds up even after all this time. I can’t wait to see the new prequel series! I don’t really have a favorite TV show, but I really love Netflix’s recent influx of original sci-fi/fantasy series like The OA and Stranger Things.

Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?

This answer would probably change if I were recapping different shows, but I’d love to meet Park Seo-joon. He’s a particular favorite of mine, and I feel very lucky to be recapping my fourth drama of his. He’s not only handsome, but he seems to be smart, thoughtful, and to really love acting. I think it would be amazing to sit with him for an hour and talk shop about acting. (If the question were about K-pop idols, my answer would be Xiumin/Kim Min-seok from EXO. He’s been my top K-pop bias for years, and I’d love to talk about music and dance with him.)

Which of the 7 deadly sins would be your undoing? (Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, or sloth.)

Oh, sloth, for sure. Most of my hobbies and interests involve sitting down, and I could easily spend the vast majority of my time in my comfy chair with Lolly and Pippin, doing a whole lot of nothing.

Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.

This is a hard question! My favorite drama is Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju because Bok-ju is the best, and my most hated is Boys Before Flowers because Jan-di is the actual worst. The plot would be about a bipolar girl named Jan-ju who goes to college to study sports rehab, because she’s bad at both athletics and medicine. She meets Joon-joon, a handsome athlete who’s on the national long-distance diving team. Joon-joon can’t seem to decide if he likes Jan-ju or not, so they spend four years dating, but only on Sundays and alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Eventually Joon-joon proposes to Jan-ju on the beach, but she throws sand in his face and leaves him for her awesome girl buddies who are way cooler than Joon-joon ever was, then she flounces off to America to follow her true dream of being a Vegas showgirl.

 
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I love this! No wonder I've always felt like the dramas LollyPip watches are similar to mine. Weightlifting Fairy is one of my all-time fav dramas and my fav trope is rom-coms friends-to-lovers.

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Same! Friends to lovers. And @lollypip, I absolutely love the way you recap episodes..its like watching your favourite drama with a bigger halo behind the screen. Oh I love gardening too. It's weird how much I agree with you, but my most hated (that's a small word) drama and characters all belong to Boys over Flowers. I could never see LMH or the actress in good light after that! Nice to know about you:)

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I never really thought about my most hated drama cuz i suppose if i really dont like it, i would stop watching? but i did watch boys over flowers recently and found the Geum Jan Di character super annoying halfway through. but it was a classic so i thought i should finish it. but yeah i cant see Gu Hye Sun in a good light now. LMH is fine for me

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Hi, @lollypip!! It's nice to know more about you. I never knew you are Xiumin's fan. *giggling to self*

I read lots of your recaps because I love good romcom, but sometimes (or most of the times, really) couldn't find the time to watch it all. You recaps helps a lot since I can just watch my favorite cut scenes after reading it. I also wish I can be a bit more like Choi Ae-ra, my newest girl crush, with her bold, fearless, intelligent, and loyal character.

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OMG I do love Xiumin so much. Dunno why exactly, he's just my favorite!

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Could it be partly cuz of those pretty pretty eyes?? ☺️

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@lollypip Once you Xiumin, you can't Xiumout.

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*softly chants* put that on a t-shirt! Put that on a t-shirt!!

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OMG I laughed so hard at this!

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@lollypip, there's a reason you're my favorite recapper and your answers just made me smile and chuckle, especially the mutant drama! Hahaha! So glad to get to know you a bit! And yes, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju is just the absolute best. *heart eyes*

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🙌 same here!! My fav recapper n my fav drama to date.

Love you lots @lollypip! 😊
Can't wait for your FMY recap

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Why do I keep typing Fight My Way as FMY in all my comments 😬😬

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Great to know more about you, LollyPip! Wow, you're so multi-talented! And I love how Flower Boy Ramyun Shop and 49 Days were your gateway dramas. *fist pumps*

I always look forward to reading your recaps, especially because you are so prompt 😊😊 Also, I know whenever I'm in the mood for some lighter fare, and I'm not sure what to watch, I just find the show that you're recapping. You've become such a reliable go-to for me 😊 I know whatever drama you like, I'll like too!

On that note, I should go watch Heart to Heart then. Was contemplating watching it recently, hahah. I would watch your mutant baby drama. It sounds fun 😝

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Interesting that Pip comes from Pippin. I always associate Pip with CD's Great expectations. :)

I probably first got to really took notice of Lollypip with Sassy Go Go. That was a nice experience. I remember disagreeing with her about Chae Soo bin's character. :D

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I always wondered if it was pip as in "cheerio, pip! pip!" or Pippin the musical or pippin the apples. Clearly I don't have enough to do and will also be undone by sloth (but not of the mind) 😏

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I know Dramabeans is dramaland but I love it when people mention k-pop *squeals* HAHAH

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Oh yeah, huge kpop fan over here! My taste isn't that special, I love boy bands like EXO, BTS, Seventeen... I also love CNBLUE and Standing Egg and Busker Busker and I could go on forever :)

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Yeahhh I love standing egg toooo , but when I mention it to my non Kpop friends they'll go like standing egg???!!! and then proceed to laugh at me 😭 Then I make them listen then I get more kpop ppl *evil laugh*

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Aww I love CNBlue too. Yong Hwa was my bias for a while.

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"She meets Joon-joon" 😂

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Omo @lollypip you went to chef school and worked as a pastry chef? 😍
You have a job writing for dramabeans and baked professionally?? My Idol!
Watching kdramas and baking are my current 2 obsessions.... it's so cool to see I'm not alone.

(Btw just wondering... Can you share any tips on making a great almond dacquoise? I've been struggling to make one and all my attempts come out looking like a wrinkly old lady- the sides are too puffy, the middle sinks and is cracked, and it's so brittle I always end up cracking it when I handle it or try to cut it. I'd be most grateful! ❤️)

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I wish I could but it's been 20 years since I worked in the business, and I barely remember any of it! I do basic baking at home but my kitchen is so tiny, I don't have room to attempt much more than very simple stuff. The only thing I can think of is possibly try lower temps and/or shorter cooking times...

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I will try that! Now that you mention it shorter baking times or lower temperatures will probably help it not get too puffy and "crispy" too fast. Thank you! ❤️
I'll drop you a note when (and if!) I succeed.
I love chocolate and hazelnut and there is this hazelnut almond dacquoise cake recipe I've been dying to try, but not done because my previous attempts at dacquoise have been discouraging. http://www.finecooking.com/recipe/hazelnut-almond-dacquoise

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I was casually reading through the comments and then I see the words "hazelnut almond dacquoise cake" and now I'm hungry. Hope you succeed cause that sounds really good.

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So I looked for the french recipies of dacquoise , and I'm sure you can find plenty of it on youtube as well and this one looks fine: http://philippe-urraca.fr/comment-realiser-une-dacquoise/ (1. from egg whites with a pinch of salt make a "snow" , add sugar and whisk it for another 3 minutes until dense 2. mix icing sugar and almond & hazelnut powder and flour with a spoon in a bowl 3. with a spatula add mixture very softly to the egg white "meringue", do not over work it! 4. you can fill the pastry bag with the mixture and pipe it on a parchment paper or just scrape it with a spatula about 1cm thick and sprinkle it with icing sugar 5. bake it in pre-heated oven at 180 °C for about 10-12 minutes - it can't be too dry, because it's impossible to work with it afterwards - for a crusty touch leave it for few more minutes in the oven and you can work with it straight or freeze it.)
I myself love baking and while living in France for 6 -7 years I'm wondering if I'll go for the pastry chef formation or I'll remake my university degree in France...
to realise a good chocolate ganache - in a bowl over the steam (can't touch water) melt chocolate with 30% full fat cream until smooth

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Beanies are so nice to post and share interesting posts like this at great effort. Thank you.

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Thank you!!! I will try it!!

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It is wonderful to get to know you a bit Lollypip especially finding out that we share passions toward music, theater, plants, and rom coms. Crinkles and Grumptopus in Sassy Go Go are still two of my favorite nicknames in all of Dramabeans' recaps!

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True story - Grumptopus is one of Lolly's nicknames, she's always cranky! I borrowed it for Ha-joon because it fit him so well.

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@lollypip I love that Ji Soo is nicknamed after Lolly. As a fellow dog lover, I support this natural hierarchy.

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Ah! I love those nicknames too! Thanks Kimbap for reminding me of their origins!

(And hello, LollyPip!)

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It was lovely reading about you, LollyPip! ♥ your mutant drama is just hilarious!

I know you bake because I have read all the 2015 year end reviews and you had included pictures of your pastries, they all looked so delicious that I suddenly craved something sweet while reading it!

And the guy who left you without any reason is absolutely the worst type of guys out there.

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@lollypip do you have any tips for some who wants to start gardening?

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I'm helping my sister learn, too, and my best advice is to just find some plants that you enjoy, buy a few, and see what happens! You'll learn best by seeing how they grow. This year I'm trying out straw bale gardening, so it's all brand-new, and the best way to learn is just to DO IT.

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Hi Lollipip! Just want to say that you are one of my favorite recappers here in DB. I think your taste in kdramas very match well to mine. Thanks for your hardwork! :)

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Weightlifting Fairy is the best! I always enjoy your recaps and commentary, Lollypip! I too could spend the majority of my life in a comfortable chair surrounded by animals, a hobby (I sew instead of knit), and dramas. I have a black thumb though!

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My rom-com tastes always gravitate towards dramas that LollyPip recaps. And Flower Boy Ramyun Shop is a particular favourite of mine for no profound reason. :)

Y'know, if you said you named Pippin after the character in Lord of the Rings you'd most definitely be a kindred spirit.

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I admit it, she's named after Peregrin Took! Yes, I am a massive nerd, and proud of it :)

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Yaaaaaay, Pippin is my favorite too! :D

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You just gave me the greatest idea to name my future dog Merry. (sorry, I love Pippin but love Merry more)

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I named both of our dogs after Lord of The Rings too, haha! Pippin and Munti (the Norwegian translation of Merry)! My (probably not acheivable) goal is to assemble my own little furry Fellowship XD

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Heart to Heart was such a lovely drama! And your mutant baby drama sounds every bit as confusing and nonsensical as BoF itself, which is no small feat!

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Question: So I low key want to learn to knit, but I honestly have no idea where to start. It's actually kind of frustrating. Can you offer any tips?

Oh my gosh this reads so akwardly...

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Well if aardvarks aren't allowed to be awkward, I don't know who is.

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I saw a big lump of yarn in the house one day. Probably a left over from high school of the youngest kid. I asked eldest to teach me how to knit. She interrupted my laptop viewing to connect me to youtube. There's loads of tutorials there. though I told her i wasn't ready. Though i've been sounding her off to teach me for ages. The yarn and needles are still on my bedside. I guess there is a season for everything.

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I was going to say the same thing, YT. I've "learned" several times and actually knitted things (!) and yet can never recall the basic steps. Seeing it on YT (and rewinding as much as I like) is so much easier than having my auntie getting frustrated AGAIN explaining it to me 😉

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The drama mashup is killing me! Jan-ju and Joon-joon are the actual best (/worst) and you are a genius! *choking on lols*

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Looking forward to your Staff spotlight.

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@lollypip is my favorite recapper, because I unlurked myself on Emergency Couple and you are the recapper!
Also, "doing a whole lot of nothing" sounds like a lovely hobby ^^ However, I only half believe this is yours, since you are super super quick with recaps, and I totally admires you for your dedication *bow*.

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Hahaha! Oh, sorry(whisper).

Hi @Lollypip? So nice to meet you.
I've always wondered why i like reading your recaps, but now after meeting you i can see why.
I somehow feel excited to know that you too are a sucker for Friends to Lovers trope cause it's my very favorite trope among all. I can watch anything if the story is about friends who later falls in love, though i'd prefer it more if it were a kdrama cause it feels so real. That's why, 'Fight My Way' is currently my favourite.
So Lollypip, i'd like say you're one of my favourite recapers.

Sorry, nothing can beat first love, you know.

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I was so looking forward to your version of Staff Spotlight @lollypip because I mostly always watch shows that you recap.. Shopping King Louis and Weightlifting were particular favourites but I have fond memories of Drinking Solo too!

Your recap writing set-up sounds adorable and now I will always imagine two dachshunds when I read your recaps :P

The mutant baby drama sounds like a mess and I was left with a whaaaaat!! ;)

Oh btw, unrelated, but I was reading some old random articles of DB and I had to ask you- what is 'Six Degrees of White Christmas'?

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That's a game my friends and I play... since so many of the actors who debuted in White Christmas are famous now, you can play "Six Degrees" with them and always win!

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Oh that's so true! I think I can link every Korean actor back to the White Christmas actors!

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alright I literally just read about this game in comments on old article of Jeong So-min and Hong Jong-hyun pairing.

Please tell me what forum is that @lollypip? I wanna join too ^^

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Well it's not a *real* game, just something we've done for fun in the past :)

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must be really fun I can imagine it ^^

Now I'm thinking of names and digging their connections and discover that Lee Yubi has the most first degrees links to the White Christmas actors specifically the model avengers, aww envy her so much now.

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I just wonder if your avatar taken from "You're Beautiful" anyway it's nice to know you, LollyPip..

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Yep, it's the chibi version of the scene where they all wake up the morning after the party. I always loved that scene :)

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Am I assuming correctly that your dog Pippin is named after the musical? Is the name Lolly also a musical theatre reference?

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^Nah she said up there it's named after Peregrine 'Pippin' Took, from Lord of the Rings :D :D

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He's my favorite LoTR character!!! I must have glazed right over that. I just saw she was a musical theatre major and my mind went right to that. Hahah

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Aha! I knew there was a reason 80% of the dramas I watch are recapped by LollyPip. We're both lazy (exercise -- what?), musical background, prefer animals/plants to people, etc. The only difference is that I don't have that boyfriend experience, which sounds painful and super kdrama-esque.

I have a random question -- I would like to grow my own veggies like you (those straw bale things look cool!) but am beset by bugs that eat the plants. Do you know of a good non-pesticide way of keeping them away?

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No good advice on bugs, I'm still learning that myself!

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I would recommend "companion planting" pairing vegetables which may help deterring insects.

This may be a good place to start the research:
http://www.harvesttotable.com/2009/04/insect-deterrent_plants/

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Wow.. I didn't know beanies can be so informative!

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some flowers´ pollen keeps bad insects away like calendula or borage. snails don´t like them. they also dont crawl over chestnuts if you grind those and spread on your garden paths. nasturtium keeps the greenflies away and garlic scattered over the garden not conctentrated in one place helps too. marigold for wasps and for red ants, cinnamon and coffe grounds.

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I used to just spray the aphids off of my roses using a garden hose with a strong jet of water...which might've been traumatic to my roses, but seemed to work. Of course, it isn't environmentally-friendly, but I had only a few roses kept in pots.

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Hahaha! I had to mentally laugh at the end because my roommate might think I'm crazy and I have an exam tomorrow
Totally hilarious! Esp. the bit about you quiting music because you wanted more time for stuff, like you know, eating!🤣🤣

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Am I the only one thinking that the mutant drama ideas proposed by the staff could actually work?

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I really liked Heart to Heart.

I am on the last episode of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju and it is SOOO adorable. Watching the main couple is like watching puppies bounce around because they are just so freaking cute together. I hope it ends well!

And learning Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-Hyuk are dating in real life makes it even better!

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Also.. You are like my soulmate. You sound just like me. I am a huge introvert who prefers sitting at home then going out places. The shows you enjoy are shows I love. AND I am a huge gamer. If I'm not watching a kdrama I am playing a video game. What type of games do you like playing?

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we seem to share a lot of hobbies. Like gardening! I really enjoy your bubbly recaps, you´re so invested with neck and skin. Shopping King Louis times! Squeaaaaal!

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btw I really want a sequel to SKL. It was just too much fun with the show and the constantly and steadily growing fandom. It was like the Brave Little Toaster of dramas, the way positive rumors kept the ratings climbing. I certainly didnt get enough of the cuteness and positivity and the upside down tropes.

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I want it toooooo!
The steadily growing fandom was the best thing. I remember we saw new usernames in the recap threads everytime!

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I'm a big fan of your recaps LollyPip!! Nothing beats a good friends to lovers rom com! It's great to get to know you a bit more :)

And yes! Jan-di is the actual worst! I'm so glad you mentioned it , this long grudge is out of my chest!! ;)

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She was okay in the first few episodes then it just went downhill, same with park shin hye's character in heirs

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Rom coms are my favorite too! Hence I have found the majority of recaps I read were written by you :) I'm also a social introvert and watching dramas is one way which I recharge haha

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Thanks for sharing, LollyPip! It's so nice to know a little bit more about you and your many talents!

I had a good chuckle with your mutant baby drama description. Thank you also for your recaps. Currently reading your recaps for Fight My Way.

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Your taste of dramas is nearly impeccable.

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Thank you Lollypip for recapping so many of my favorite dramas! I've been a fan of your writting since Witch's romance, and I am often amazed (and/or alarmed) at how many shows you are recapping simultaneously (and all by yourself at that! It must be so much work). When I see a promising show about to come out, I often think to myself "go grab it Lollypip, don't let anyone else take it!!!". So thank you thank you thank you for your work and your commitment to Dramabeans!

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OMG! DITTO!!! I was just about to write something that expressed the same thoughts!

Lollypip, your spotlight was the one I was most looking forward to because Witch's Romance was the very first drama that I watched "live" and it sparked a great love for Park Seo Joon and your recaps. Well that and an incurable need to call poor Yoon Hyun Min "Curly Soo" every time I see him in something.

You almost always are the recapper for the dramas I'm watching. And if I'm not watching one, your name alone is enough of a recommendation to try it out. Heart to Heart was one of those dramas that I might not have watched if not for your recaps. So thank you for always being a reliable bellwether!

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And Yoon Hyun Min was so amazing in Witch's romance that I've been waiting to see him as a lead in a romantic comedy ever since (I loved him so much in Tunnel, but he has so much more comedic potential !!!). Hear me out Lollypip: if Yoon Huyn Min does a rom-com, don't let anyone else recap it !!!

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I promise you that if he ever gets a romantic lead, I'll do my very best! I would love to see him in a role like that...

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He kind of got it in Discovery of Romance. I love Eric but I couldn't get past ep 2 when I watched it the first time. But one day I missed Yoon Hyun-min soo much and I finally managed to last til the last eps just for his storyline with Kim Seul-gi.

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Yes, this! Lollypip does so many shows at the same time, and now we find out she has a full time job and a jillion (serious) hobbies? Girl, you're not slothful - but is kidding yourself a deadly sin? 😉

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@lollypip Love this!!

I was just thinking that Choi Ae-ra from Fight My Way was really what I always wanted to be! Just never had that support system as back up for 'the crazy'. But totally would love to be that bold.

Also, sloth would also be my undoing...I can 'shut-in' with the best of them. Hermits unite!!

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Hermits unite!!

Individually!

In our own homes!

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When telepathic communication becomes an every-day thing ;).

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You know, there should be a special question for Lollypip to ask her what's her secret for being able to recap so many dramas without rest. I'm thinking some secret elixir, a time turner, or she's a genetically modified mutant x with the power to not need sleep.

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It's not that much of a secret - it's partially because I don't sleep much anyway, and partially because I work for Dramabeans exclusively 4 days a week, and my other job on the other 3 days. So on recapping days, that's all I do - I love it!

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I have to admit, it's pretty cool that it's your job to watch dramas and recap them!!

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Not gonna lie, best job ever ;)

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And you're great at it! Thanks so much for your speedy recaps, they're so fun to read (especially the ones currently on Suspicious Partner!).

And every staff member featured so far is so multi-talented, I iz envious!

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How did you happen to see FBRS as that first show? What were the chances this marriage of job and talent might never have happened? 😱

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Wow! What an amazing life! Thanks for sharing :)!

And hurrah for the Dark Crystal! It is also one of my favorite movies :).

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I love the Dark Crystal as well. One of the first movies I remember seeing at the movie theater!

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Thanks for sharing, Lollypip. I was surprised to read that you're currently working as a retail manager-- I don't know how you manage to regularly turn out such prompt, well-written recaps, and sometimes up to 4/week-- that's mighty impressive! I love many of the same shows that you do and it's always such a pleasure to read your recaps.

I was also surprised to learn that you identify with Hong-do and Dok-mi because I had read about your musical theater background and had pictured you as a gregarious extrovert. Btw, what a nabbeun namja your ex is-- that's such a cruel thing to do! I hope your heart is (mostly) healed. I, too, try to take inspiration from my fave fearless k-drama heroines, and I'm still working on the lesson that what other people think of me is none of my business.

Your mutant-baby drama is jjang! Jan-di was the first k-drama character that made me want to throw my computer out the window.

I'll check out The Dark Crystal. Thanks for the rec.-- and thanks for being such a wonderful recapper!

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That baby mutant drama is simply awesome. Is it bad that I actually want to watch it? 😛
BOF is one of my least favorite dramas as well! I swore off kdramas for many months after I saw BOF!

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My EXO bias is Xuimin too! That boy is so cute and talented.

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It's so great to hear more about all our favorite recappers! I could say so many things, and honestly your recaps are some of my true favorites, but really the main thing is...when do we get to hang out and chat about PSJ? Because I can waste a looooot of time on that topic...*ahem*.

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Ooooh! I'll join that gathering 😍!

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Lollypip almost always recap a drama I like at any point given in time.
It's so great getting to know you better.

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Wow, I can relate to many things. I'm studying patisserie at the moment. I don't really like being social either and I could easily become a recluse if I'm not careful. And friends to lovers are my favorite stories too.

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Oh, are you me? I'm also studying to become a pastry chef right now and I hate hanging out with people too.

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Hahaha

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Gelfling, am friend!!!
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I love Weightlifting Fairy. Bokju and Joonhyung are absolutely wonderful.

Thanks for sharing interesting info about you! Thank you for your wonderful recaps as well.

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Wow. 15 years. That's actually my most hated drama trope. Someone disappearing and then coming back years later hoping to get back together. Yours didn't come back so that's a relief. I wish you all the happiness, LollyPip! I love your recaps!

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I'm not too surprised that we have somewhat similar interests and tastes. I really appreciate the staff here at DB, but you have recapped some of my favourite dramas like Shopping King Louis, WLFKBJ, Radiant Office, and Suspicious Partner--one of my current favourites. Apparently I now have to watch Flower Boy Ramen Shop :) . Thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to reading more of your recaps in the future!

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I can't believe I forgot about The Man Living in Our House.

BTW, what kind of games do you play?

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Well before working for DB, I played a lot of WoW and was a pretty hardcore raider (druid heals). Now I mostly play on my PS4, I like RPGs and adventure games. Right now I'm all about Persona 5 and Horizon Zero Dawn. Oh and Final Fantasy, of course!

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Are you looking forward to the FFXII remaster and the FFVII remake? Been meaning to get Horizon Zero Dawn.

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Yes to both! FFXII is my favorite, can't wait to play it again. HZD is great, Aloy is one of the best game heroines I've ever played. It's great how, the sassier you play her when talking to NPCs, the more they like her!

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@lollypip FFXII is my favourite is well. I'm happy that the art style held up pretty well more than 10 years later!

Sounds like HZD has some cool interactions, kind of like Mass Effect or Dragon Age maybe?

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@hades, yeah there are some fun storylines. There's one early on where Aloy helps a guy get rid of some bandits, then she decides he's kind of a jerk even if he was doing a good thing, and tells him so. She's hilariously sassy!

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@LollyPip
I feel like I've been playing WOW my whole life lol.
Growing up around a lot of boys (cousins whom I called brothers) who also work at Blizzard means free games and access to beta.
Alpha beta and vanilla WOW was the best. I played a mage and back then mages were totally op and invis had no timer. The aoe and range had no limits so my friend and I would go to South Shore and just destroyed the Alliance and they didn't even see us coming.
That was kind of the Emain of Dark Age of Camelot. So much fun!
I'd love to hear your WOW stories.

What was your favorite Expansion? Mine was "Wrath of the Lich King."
I haven't been playing since Warlords of Draenor. I might pick it up on the next expansion.
Are you still playing? Do you play on normal servers or pvp? I love pvp but my friends don't so I have characters on both.

Anyway, I'm glad to run into another gamer :).

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LollyPip, I also love the movie Dark Crystal! The sole reason I got into fantasy movies and fantasy novels when I was little was that movie. We have a lot in common besides that too, and it was a joy to read your interview! It was nice to get to know you.

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This section is amazing cause you get a bit closer with the db staff, I feel I have a lot in common with LollyPip and really could get along with her. I've now a warm spot for her recaps.

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I really love WFKBJ so much. I've recently just watched Goblin and it was very pretty to the eyes but I was not impressed with the story. Can anyboy please suggest dramas with the same genre/style but has a good story/writing? Please help a beanie out! T-T

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Aw, yay! I was looking forward to this one. You seem to recap all the shows that I would want to tune into. And even if I don't end up watching the shows, I still read your recaps. Thanks for being so diligent and prompt in posting the recaps, they are usually ready by the time I wake up in the morning (Japan) so I get to read it on the train to work. Sounds like you have a sweet setup with DB and the Gardening! So awesome.

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