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[Staff Spotlight] Get to know mary

Explain your username (and/or avatar).

It’s my real name! Fellow mary beanies will know the struggle of registering this username without having to add 3 letters, 25 special characters, and the square root of your high school crush’s phone number divided by the birthdate of your pet hamster. So I love this username and I’m not giving it up! (Sorry to the other mary beanies!) My avatar is nothing special. Just a picture of some Random Guy sending a cheesy heart out to the world.

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

Lovers in Paris was my first marathon but it was Delightful Girl Chun-hyang that really hooked me. Before Chun-hyang, most of the dramas I’ve seen were set in haciendas where the poor girl gets chased by a lecherous landlord while she falls in love with a rich guy from the city whose parents hate her for being poor (basically, every Thalia show ever). So a K-drama where scholarships were important and some adults are prejudiced against underachieving kids seemed groundbreaking to me. Who knew you can use the teenage phase of a drama for anything other than setting up Tragic Separations and Fauxcest?

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

Outside of web development, I’ve never had another job. But the first one (a student assistant role) was memorable because I coded as a hobby and never met anyone in real life who knew HTML/CSS before that. I expected to be interviewed by a strict, senior professor who will throw me out with “We only take Computer Science students, how dare you step foot in our office?” So I was gobsmacked when the door was answered by a cute “student” who turned out to be the teacher in-charge of the web team. Five minutes into the interview, he cracked a joke about CSS and laughed this nerdy laugh… and I was a goner. I credit that first job for teaching me “dedication.”

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

Very often! Our family life resembles loud, sprawling weekenders. I want to swap it for a rom-com but I’m scared I’ll get a daily makjang instead.

What drama genres do you especially like?

Something with comedy in it and/or an opportunity for shipping of any kind, regardless of whether it floats or sinks.

What drama genres do you especially dislike?

Occasionally, I’ll make fun of some shows for being craptastic, but I don’t really have a specific genre I hate, I just avoid shows where the main character is an absolute doormat. I also used to avoid shows that advertise themselves as “smart” from the get-go because it puts me in the poke-holes-at-everything mindset, and most shows won’t stand up to that level of scrutiny. Later on, I learned to accept that dramaland is on a different plane of logic, and I learned to love the good parts if they weigh more than the bad. *cough*Mystery Queen*cough*W

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

Not to sound like a broken record but… Chun-hyang! She could handle her fights. She had okay grades but wasn’t a stickler for rules. She even got in occasional trouble at school. Heh. She also worked on her dream job even if she couldn’t go to college for it, and at the end of the show, she didn’t forget about that dream!

What drama character would you want to be?

Girl friends. They’re funny and awesome. They have a less stressful life compared to the heroine AND they get their own cute happy ending without 15 episodes of angst.

What was your major in school?

“Just” Chemical Engineering (I didn’t try for my license and I never practiced it).

What’s a random skill you have?

Average pen-spinning. Both hands. At the same time.

I say average because when I looked up what it’s called, there’s a whole ‘nuther level of pen-spinning out there, complete with special pens for balance. O___O After an ego-crushing hunt on Youtube, I learned that my favorite party school trick is called a Harmonic thumbaround.

Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?

Ever After and The Walking Dead. But I hurt my back last week and was stuck watching HGTV so my sister thinks I’m getting a tiiiiiny bit too invested in Love It or List It (Team Hillary!) and Brother vs. Brother (Team Jonathan!)

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

Random Guy from #1.

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

I’m an infinite ball of wrath. I get ragey about lots of things like the way people cross the street, the energy people waste on fandom wars, and the shortsightedness of blanket bans on plastic bags, to name a few. If not for the internet training me to think twice and keep my rants to myself, I’d be murdered in an intersection by an enraged fan wielding a “Paper Bag Oppa ♥” sign because I told them off for not waiting for the green walk signal.

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

Mermaid Girl enters the human world and steals apple wine from the set of a Famous Chef’s cooking show. She gets drunk on the stolen wine and grabs his butt thinking it’s another apple before passing out. The next day, Thispatch News releases exclusive footage of the scene and calls it a dating scandal, so Famous Chef signs a marriage contract with Mermaid Girl to save his career. They move in together and bicker endlessly before bonding over their love of cheesetastic puns. In episode seven, we find out that Famous Chef is the second lead. In episode eight, the show gets cut because of the low ratings, but the producers make vague excuses about having a second season so as not to disappoint the show’s dozen fans.

 
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@mary <3

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Adding my <3 here for @ mary

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everybody loves @mary! <3

every time I read your name, mary, I hum that line to myself :D

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I literally had a dream about everybody loving mary: I dreamed that I was at a theme park, and I passed a theater with a marquee that said "mary is here", and it said what time she would be appearing. I knew it was uri mary because of the lack of a capital "M" at the beginning of her name, and I couldn't believe I had stumbled on the opportunity to see her in the flesh. And I wasn't the only one-- word about her appearance started spreading like wildfire, and hordes of excited fans began running towards the theater as if she were Park Go-gum, etc. (Just like many a k-drama, my dream may have been a bit OTT, but it was emotionally accurate.)

mary is listed as the "IT bean" in the staff section, but I think of her as the "It bean" or the "It girl" because who doesn't adore mary? (There's Something About mary... ) <3

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Me too! <3 <3 <3 for the best @mary.

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♥ ♥ ♥

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@mary: you replied to my posts and comments once in a while, I was like "omg she replied to me". You are a true celebrity (here). And I do hope celeb mary can meet celeb Random Guy one day... to share the experience with us. :))

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Aww but I'm a beanie first before a minion. :D The comments section is fun to hang out in. Can't wait to go back to it and be silly with you gals/guys again.

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Fellow Chemical Engineer🙌🏻.......do you still do coding?

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@kfan13 yep :) is fun

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Adding to the love for @mary! <3

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Just a random guy, huh. Lol

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Btw. Where has your man been, mary? ?

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To India. On a trip. He enjoyed it. (I know you weren't asking about where he has literally been, but I still wanted to share :P)

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ehm... are you cyber stalking him or just stumble upon the news, darling? ^^

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Well I am following him on Instagram so let's just say I am stalking him within accepted boundaries set by the modern world?

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yep. "random guy." pfffft.

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Hands down BEST mutant drama ever!! :D :D BTW I thought random guy in your pic was Lee Jong Suk :P I really envy your random skill. I tried to do it during my school days only to have broken a few pens in the process!!

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How could you ever think it would be anyone other than @mary's famous apple butt oppa!?! That's preposterous! :P

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seriously, how could you!!

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Erm.... Who's that?

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Thank you.

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Pfft I am so sorry you guys :D. I must check my vision I guess!

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Instead of a mutant drama, could it just be a clone of Surplus Princess? If so, I love that your favorite is the same as your hated. This is a familiar dynamic which explains many of my past relationships.

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Now I kind of want a tote bag that says “Paper Bag Oppa ♥” but I will do my best to avoid Mary's wrath by diligently obeying traffic laws.

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I totally get that. My favorite and most hated drama is the mutant that is Cheese in the Trap. First eight ?Last eight?.

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Hi mary, I like your humorous style, especially when it comes to that Random Guy!

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Lol, I don't think there's any Jeanie who doesn't know Mary and her intense love for Random guy #1.
Just like you, my whole life is a makjang drama I kid you not. The only thing I haven't experienced is a birth secret because I look exactly like my parents. If it's happened in a drama, more likely than not I have experienced it.

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Damn auto correct, wtf is Jeanie? I meant beanie.

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Heehee hi Mary!

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hello there @mary & @sriracha from a fellow Mary :)

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Hi Mary! Haha I'm not sure if "random guy" is an inside joke or you really don't know his name Lololol but yeh, he's a cutie.
Sidenote I love that you'll watch any drama that gives you a chance to ship someone or something. So....best hit, hyungjae and his phone?

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LOL that random guy is definitely an inside joke ?

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the "random guy" is The Legend of Mary itself! If there's ever a news story on him, just watch how the comments fill up with people waiting for mary to come and react!

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My first encounter with people calling for mary on a SJR news article was insane, for want of a better word! I just didn't understand why every comment was calling for mary and then she came. the rest was history! :P

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I look forward to it! Haha

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"In episode seven, we find out that Famous Chef is the second lead"
Dyinggg. I sense no bitterness at all.

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None at all ?

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Strangely in my mind, I feel like mary and Random Guy have been dating for a while now. Lol. I can't think of one without thinking of the other one.

Ahhh Surplus Princess could have been awesome. I hated that episode cut so much.

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Never realized until now that in addition to Love It or List It and Brother vs. Brother, HGTV has many show titles which may translate well into K-drama:

Island Life (set in Jeju but without the Warm and Cozy)
Kitchen Cousins (chefs with fauxcest plotline)
We Bought the Farm (I guess we already got Modern Farmers)

Kind of want to see a K-drama adaptation of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish

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LOL at Kitchen Cousins!

House Hunters seems like an OCN drama or the episode where poor heroine gets kicked out of her rooftop house because her uncle gambled the deposit away.

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I loved your first job story, wouldn't mind watching a drama with that plot at all! And, why not, I think the male lead of that rom-com could be that random guy you have as avatar, whoever he is :P

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I googled that prof to find out where he is now and apparently he's been working at KAIST! *nerdswoon*

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'Get to know mary'... my brain immediately thinks: 'Song Jae Rim'.
It's like a combo order. They come together.

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what is the favorite drama? i see Surplus Princess is most hated haha

Also it sucks to admit it but wrath is probably mine too, I'm an irritable bear most of the time but I'm trying to work on it. K-dramas are most def my happy place :D

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Surplus Princess is probably playing a double role as most loved and most hated. I liked Surplus Princess too, until I found out she wouldn't end up with Song Jae-rim.

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Same (but I still like it a lot). It's still been a while since it aired but I'm still as salty as the Pacific Ocean tbh...

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I love your term "salty as the Pacific ocean", I think I saw you use it in another comment about CitT and I feel the exact same way. Although, I dropped Surplus Princess early on, I didn't care too much for the story.

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It's just Surplus Princess mixed with a bit of Hong Sisters tricks :)

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I have to admit that I have been waiting for this one with all the bated breath and impatience of that overly devoted instagram follower who, after you haven't posted in a week, responds on your return post with crying-with-joy emojis, capital letters and poor spelling due to emotional touch typing.

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Hello mary! Laughed a lot at your answers, I love your humor in the comments thread here at DB! And the running joke that if ever Random guy was mentioned, everyone'll be waiting for you to comment..lol

For some reason as I'm reading your answers I'm thinking you might be from Ph - but that may just be me and over-assuming. lol. Anyway, nice to know more about you!

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Why do you think that? :D

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Just the mention of Thalia, the way people cross the street and the plastic bag ban thing..hahaha!

Or just me jumping to conclusions over things that are actually characteristics for numerous other countries XD

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That's really perceptive of you :) kkkk

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Am I right?! lol

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Wahhh, I just checked out your blog as mentioned in the other comments! Wow! ♥♥♥ For some reason it makes me feel closer-by-association to you.. haha! Like an idol you like being in the same country as you, even though you're at different ends.. lol. Sorry, I didn't mean to stalk

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Heehee it's okay

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P.S. I'm loving your posts there, they're hilarious and awesome! ♥

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Wow I thought it was just me who thinks mary is a fellow Pinoy! Idk but some of mary's comments in the past were Pinoy flags?

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Not just you! For some reason, the word "hacienda" made me think she's a fellow Pinoy. :)

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Hi @mary, pleasure meeting you.

So who's the first lead?

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It's Not Oppar :(

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I was wondering when yours will be posted and yay we share the same major!! The Walking Dead was my fave too for the first two seasons?

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Something about ChE making post-apocalyptic stories entertaining..?

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I was one of those who asked 'who's mary?" and the response was that I should just follow her. Lol.

Now I'm in the 'everybody loves mary' group. Am I a stalker? Fufufu~

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Whaaaa? But we're twitter friends!

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Nice to meet you Mary! I have seen you in the comments section but forgive my ignorance as I wasn't aware you were a staff member! I'm not sure I've read one of your articles.

I just watched Thumping Spike with Song Jae Rim and found him cute in it!

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I'm the crazy minion hidden in the attic :D

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Nice to know you Mary :-)
And I'm the ONLY one who didn't get the Mary - Random Guy reference -____- off to do some research. o_o

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Nonono, I missed that, too. I think I need to do more research as well!

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Hi, @mary! Giggling at the random guy. I miss your comments and the days when you were just mary, beanie, and could comment on anything and everything.

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I can still giggle and upvote the songs about abs... ?

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@mary, I miss you! I'm so happy you replied! *hugs*

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Thanks, mary-- great responses (as always). You never fail to delight and entertain. I do kind of miss the days when you managed to turn every other post into an ode to SJR, but I'm also really happy that you're officially part of the DB staff now.

I was surprised that you chose wrath as your deadliest sin-- there's so often an undercurrent of sweet support and kindness in your comments, I hadn't pegged you as the ragey type. But that's good-- I think SJR likes feisty women... However, that trait must make moderating comments a bit more challenging.

In my head, you're a cross between Answer Me 1997's Sung Shi-won (the most fervent fangirl ever), Healer's Ajumma (a badass coding-ninja), and Kim Seul-gi (a charming and hilarious entertainer most of us would either like to be or to have as a BFF).

I hope your back gets better soon and that someday, you find your very own Mong-ryong (with an apple butt, of course). Thanks for cracking me up countless times and for all that you do that makes DB even better.

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You're so sweet! :') I still sneak SJR into things! He's just hiding in plain sight.

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Like hidden Mickey's at Disney world. ?

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Immediately practices pen-spinning for about 10 minutes before finishing Mary's Staff Spotlight

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It's fun, right?

Err not so fun for the pens :'D

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I remember complaining in advance that I hoped mary joining the DB staff wouldn't mean less of mary in the comment threads ... but it did mean that ? because she got so darn busy. Our win was our loss. We love you, mary!

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I remember your comment :(
I miss the comments section too! But busy-ness is temporary. Kdrama is forever (that's tvN's motto, actually).

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@mary - i'm still wondering if the moniker "Mrs SJR" ever answered your (careful to not sound threatening) reply of, "Ummm, can I ask what SJR stands for?"
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So great to know some more details about you, mary! ..... Oh my gosh, the "shortsightedness of blanket ban on plastic bags." Yes! A fellow Beanie understands! Heh.

Love your humorous contributions in the comments sections ..... and all your answers here ("Random guy", riiiiiiight!).

Thank you for sharing with us, for your work on the DB Team, and for letting us know the awesomness of your guy, Song Jae-rim.

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Effortless wit every single time, that's our mary <3

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how does she do it? Is what I was always left saying after mary comments ... ?
And still am!

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LMAO at random guy!!!

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Awesome as expected.

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Hi mary!
Such fun reading your answers.
The "random guy" is lucky you want to spend an hour with him.
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... and Brother vs. Brother (Team Jonathan!)
NUH-UH. Team Drew TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!!! ?

Nice seein' ya again, dahling. Now don't be a stranger, ne? Apple Butts RULE!

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No way, Jonathan is the best! Drew doesn't do anything except look pretty. (Unless I'm thinking of the wrong twin-- I keep mixing them up.)

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LOL Drew is the real estate guy and Jonathan is the renovation guy. They're both prettyyyyyy.

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Huiiiiii! Why are you Team Drew? I just like seeing Jonathan's work in Property Brothers and I think that made me side with him in BvB. Hehe but really, it's like choosing between Healer and Bong-soo. :D

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Hmm in this case, I choose the guy who does nothing but look pretty -- Bongsookie! He's so cuuuuuuuuute.

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When in doubt, go with the magician.

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I know surplus princess is one drama but I can't figure out what the other one is! Does anyone know?

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Surplus Princess is playing a double role.

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I'll never be Able to get over thispatch! WHY MARY WHY? WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO WITTY IN EVERY REPLY?

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I'm also a mary beanie but i'd gladly give you all the mary-related usernames in the world just because you're the best! Thanks, @mary!

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Hehe I wonder how many marys there are on db ^___^

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Pleased to meet you, mary!

My Dad is a retired chem engineer, and my kid sister is a biochemist by training. Our maternal uncle was a chemistry professor. Alas, I have no talent for chemistry or mathematics -- but became a pretty okay kitchen chemist. ;-)

My hubby is a techie nerd whose idea of a good time was reading core dumps -- until we watched TIMESLIP DR. JIN together on Hulu. Don't throw stuff at me! If it weren't for that doggone gummi brain fetus, I wouldn't be here fangirling on DramaBeans! Our next show together was THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SU BAEK HYANG -- all 108 episodes of it. I've since seduced him into a mild but persistent fling with Kdrama, having hornswoggled him into watching SIGNAL, REBEL, and currently, LOOKOUT. He's even found a few shows on his own. We just finished MY ONLY LOVE SONG. Boong Boong FTW!!

Back in the day, we were devotees of HERCULES, XENA, BUFFY, ANGEL, and FIREFLY and a bunch of shows on SyFy and USA -- once we finally broke down and got cable in our terrestrial-TV-impaired neck of the woods. Whereas he continues to watch a lot of current American superhero and sci-fi shows, I've lit out for greener pastures in Kdramaland nearly exclusively.

I always get a kick out of seeing you pop up like a meerkat at the mention of Random Guy. ;-)

Thanks for all the behind-the-scenes stuff you do to make DramaBeans.com the cyber home-away-from-home it is for so many Kdrama fans. The new & improved iteration is the bee's knees. ;-)

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STEMs unite! And God bless husband's Woo watch kdramas with their wives. My hubby still watches Shield and Flash. I'm done with American tv as well. My win was getting rid of cable tv! LOL!

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Haha! I've been typing Kim Woo Jin much that my autocorrect chose that instead of "who!"

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When we were dating, I worked as a word processor operator. Hubby was a UNIX programmer with a PhD in computer science. He had a VT100 terminal at home, and we'd log on to read Usenet newsgroups. It was the epitome of techie nerd romance. Now we log on and watch Kdramas. ;-)

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Ang I have no idea what any of that means and will simplify it to...Hubby ?You ?Kdramas.

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Ah, you and yours are in the medical field, IIRC. No wonder it didn't compute! ;-)

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Wow O___O (I also barely understand most of that, so I'm more impressed...)

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I did some recreational web programming myself, circa 1995 -- when Netscape had a built-in HTML editor.

I'm not a fossil -- I'm backwardly-compatible. ;-)

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Aww I didn't mean it that way! I'm impressed that you were doing tech stuff when it wasn't everywhere yet.

Today, it's very rare not to be familiar with a computer/phone so the learning curve is less steep.

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@mary,

"Aww I didn't mean it that way!"

I know you didn't mean it that way. LOL! ;-)

I was highly motivated to learn word processing because my typing wasn't that great -- and messing with computers made clerical jobs more interesting. ;-)

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My hubby did major in engineering before medical school, though!

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I love it! Mechanical engineering? The ankle bone's connected to the leg bone...

One of my physicians did, too. Electrical engineering first, then internal medicine. Then acupuncture. I always had the feeling he had a good handle on ch'i. ;-)

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Ha, I remember those VT100s. I worked some with UNIX too, but I certainly didn't have one at home! That's hardcore. ?

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@blnmom,

Cool!!! Pleased to meet a fellow nerdette who remembers -- and is also a Kdrama fan. ;-)

Hubby was a member of the technical staff at a telecom research center, and needed it for work.

One of my bosses at another company -- where email ran on DEC VAXes -- called that terminal a "fish tank." LOL! Eventually we got a PC at home and that did away with the need for the VT100.

One of my friends worked as a tech writing contractor -- and hacked away on nroff and troff for years. Did you?

I worked on WANG dedicated word processing systems before switching to DOS-based text editors. But the most fun I ever had was on Macs. My right brain loved it, especially the graphics. I used to say that the only time I was in my right mind was when I was on a Mac. ;-)

Even so, I sometimes miss DOS. I cracked up to see that the alien's workstation on CIRCLE is running FreeDOS.

Gimme that good ole' command line. ;-)

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@pakalanapikake No, I didn't use nroff or anything. I was in chemistry and we just used the computers to run some simulations (in Fortran!), other than that I didn't do much with them. My first personal computer was a Vic 20, replaced by the wonderful Commodore 64, which used a cassette tape recorder to save and load data, haha. After that I got PC's which ran DOS. Ah, the 5-inch floppies, those were the days.

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Oh, you watch MOLS too? Cool! Now I have friend to rant about it. ^^

I envy you. My hubs is a nerd too. He's chem eng who went to petroleum eng grad school. It's either textbook, golf, news or spoil the girls (not wife) for him to relax.. *sigh*

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@gaeinalee June 27, 2017 at 5:04 PM,

You have my sympathy. Truth to tell, prying my computer geek away from his workstation (he telecommutes from home) can be quite a challenge at times. Perhaps you can finagle your petroleum engineer into watching Kdramas by getting your offspring hooked on them first? Bwahaha. ;-)

We finished MY ONLY LOVE SONG a couple of days ago, and both loved it. Totally goofy. I love Boong Boong to bits. Do you know if his name refers to menboong / nervous breakdown?

I experienced a drastic whiplash moment earlier tonight when watching LOOKOUT. Prosecutor Park is played by the same actor as the flower-like General Ko.

The opening theme song is great, but for some strange reason, it is not included in the MOLS OST. Wae??? It's an epic spaghetti Eastern track, for Pete's sake. ;-)

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I wonder if hubby was drawn to Dr Jin because it's as difficult to understand as core dumps...? LOL

I've only ever watched Xena among the shows you mentioned. That was back when our parents only gave us 30 minutes of tv time each night and only the shows they "approved of" aka those they wanna watch! :D

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It's a pleasure to meet you, mary! Thanks again for your tech support of DramaBeans. ;-)

LOL re: comparative difficulty of reading hex dumps versus understanding the "plot" of DR. JIN. Har!

We didn't know any better when we started watching DR. JIN, that's for sure. But miraculously, it somehow failed to prejudice us against Kdramas. Thank goodness. ;-)

Dr. Jin's appeal for my husband was that he was like a medical MacGyver. I, too, found the show to be anachronistically entertaining. Plus the handsome Mr. Hand Towel could give Richard Dean Anderson a run for the money in the eye candy department. IMHO, not my husband's! ;-)

We both like sci fi, so STARGATE SG-1, BABYLON5 (absolutely top-notch!), the reboot of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and all the STAR-TREK iterations were fair game, too. And everything by Joss Whedon. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and its spin-off ANGEL -- and the short-lived intergalactic horse opera FIREFLY -- are particularly noteworthy for their terrific character development as well as their highly-detailed and consistent worlds. James Marsters as peroxide blonde Spike and David Boreanaz as tall, dark, and brooding Angel are my all-time favorite sexy vampires.

If you enjoyed XENA, you should check out HERCULES, THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS. Xena first appeared as a recurring character in that show. If you are a sucker for epic bromance, Kevin Sorbo and Michael Hurst are terrific as Herc and his sidekick, Iolaus -- along with Kevin Smith as frenemy Ares, the baddest bad-boy who ever lived. I still mourn his premature passing. I loved Hades, who was portrayed as an overworked bureaucrat, and Aphrodite, the epitome of a Valley Girl/surfer chick. Oh, and Bruce Campbell as Autolycus, the "King of Thieves." HERCULES and XENA had comically anachronistic elements, along with heart -- and a moral to the story, which I appreciate. ;-)

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Hi Mary!!! Thank you for being so approachable! I appreciate that you've answered so many of our questions with the DB update! And HGTV was my previous guilty pleasure before kdramas ruled. Team Jonathan all the way! I would much rather have a handy man than a sweet talker any day.

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This meet the staff member for @mary is just as awesome as the comments! Nice to meet you!

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Beanies are so sweet :'D

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Hi mary. You're wit shines through, as always. Thank you for all the behind the scenes work that you do here in DB. Half of the year i'm in your time zone; so all good. The other half, you make me break into laughter when my neighbourhood is still asleep. Thank you for the joy you bring to this community. I hope you meet 'random guy' as i, too, did dream that.

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Hi mary. Your wit shines through, as always. Thank you for all the behind the scenes work that you do here in DB. Half of the year i'm in your time zone; so all good. The other half, you make me break into laughter when my neighbourhood is still asleep. Thank you for the joy you bring to this community. I hope you meet 'random guy' as i, too, did dream that.

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From Chemical engineering to web development and in process you learned about "dedication"... wow! Now I can understand where the spunky dry humor and dedication to Random Guy from #1 came from.. ^^

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Nice to know more about you , mary.
You are one of my most favorite admins on dramabeans.
@mary

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You're the first cat to like me! *heart arms*

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(((Thalia)))
I spent a part of my childhood watching her, too.
Don't be too sad about Surpluss Princess, Mary. In real life, the main couple ended up dating. If your Random Guy got the girl but she dated the other guy in real life, that would be more heart breaking. So, take it as blessing in disguise. He has Kim Soeun though... and is unbelievably happy with her. Forget SP. Mary, fighting!

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Omo! You majored in chemical engineering and do web development! Awesome! I majored in electrical engineering and now work as a database administrator. Though just started out recently, so still learning. Haha, I would like to be the girl friends in dramas too. Witty as always, mary! <3

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O___O database admin! Lots of terminals! *runs away screaming*

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Lol! I am only a trainee now. So, it's not that scary so far but still scary enough. :P

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Hello, mary! It's nice to know someone who has the same work as you! :)

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You're a bunny doing webdev? <3

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Omo! Thalia?!

My two worlds, novelas and k-dramas, have collided!
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Oh my dongseng, I've been waiting to read this! Trying not to LOL in office about your mutant baby drama. Poor apple butt

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Unniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~ Poor applebutt but he keeps doing it to himself. LOL I almost wish Mo Il-hwa didn't exist because it made me fangirl Song Jae-rim so hard but he keeps choosing shows that make me suffer T____T

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don't even attempt to watch our gab-soon. i suffer for us both n tt's the best one unni can do =X

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Loved your "Hitler Meltdown" parody video for Surplus Princess. Truly the gold standard in making an angry rant about a Kdrama ending side-splittingly hilarious.

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Dang! I hadn't realized that I have mary to thank for the Hitler rant over SURPLUS PRINCESS. Ausgezeichnet! Daebak!

Hitler Reacts to Surplus Princess Episode Count Cut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq4n5mJvfNo

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How did I miss this Hitler video? Hahahahaha ? ?? It made my morning. I've been comparing myself with all the minions, but definitely @mary is a LOT like me. Those Thalia references didn't go unnoticed (discovering kdramaland was a blessing!)

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So glad you enjoyed it, agassi! ;-)

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