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What’s your dramaland catnip? Tell us your stories!

And now for something new!

We’ve been wanting to open up the site to more diverse kinds of topics and posts (within the realm of dramas, that is), and also to give you guys, the readers of Dramabeans, more opportunities to have your thoughts heard. One avenue we want to open up is reader-submitted stories and personal accounts, whether it’s to talk about your favorite types of dramas or how dramas have affected your lives.

To that end, we’re kicking off a Theme of the Month series: Every month, we’ll post a topic or prompt, and invite you to write in your submissions. We’ll post these submissions (as well as those from our own staff) throughout the month. The following month, we’ll pick a new theme and lather, rinse, repeat.

We’re kicking off our first month with the theme “Dramaland Catnip,” which is any kind of trope, idea, plot point, or other story element that has an immediate, strong (and even irrational) pull on you and gets you to watch. Are you a sucker for a certain kind of romantic trope? Is it an entire genre, like action-thrillers, or is it an irrelevant but strangely appealing detail, like a hero’s mane of glory? We want to hear your stories!

 
To submit:

  • Email your submissions to [email protected] If you have a registered Dramabeans account, include your handle so we can link to it.
  • Include at least 1 image, though more is preferred.
  • Suggested length is between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Deadline: We will post these on a rolling basis, so we’re taking submissions now. We will cut off accepting submissions on June 25. If you miss this month, join us for a new theme in July!

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This is going to be fun. I already know what I want to write about.

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Same. :)

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I recently discovered the engaging and warm nature of the fandom on dramabeans. Look forward to becoming more actively involved and contributing to this lovely community. <3

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also big fan of your work @javabeans :)

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welcome! :D

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Ooh! Nearly wrote an essays worth down here.
Reading is important.

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Had the same thought. To follow instructions is a must.

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Love this idea. Time to wrack my brain!

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And that picture of PBY is the best picture ever for this. There's never too much of PBY imo. :p

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I am already looking forward to all the hilarious stories to read :D Kinda like Spill the beans with a theme :D

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Ohhh this sounds amazing! Great idea and thank you for giving everyone the possibility of sharing their stories and theories and whatever else may become relevant for "Theme of the Month"s ^^

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I'm already excited. Looking forward to read all the interesting catnip stories that our beanies come up with! *rub hands*

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Friends to Lovers!!!

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oh I have to think about it, what drives me crazzzzzyy and is irresistable. and what I obsess over. actors losing themselves in the game, witty sense of humor /irony, when I start worrying over character and get too invested in their fate, the desire to protect.

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actually, wait. Catnip affects people differently than cats. It makes us calm. so which drama should I write about? the calming ones or the ones that drive cats crazy, I mean, turn me crazy as a cat at the smell of catnip? If I had a cat I would totally write about the dramas that turn cats crazy, that is, if there are any such dramas.

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Do you think the drama Imaginary Cat can make cats go crazy?

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No. that´s not all it takes. cats can ignore a martian takeover and two zombie apocalypses before they blink.

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So hijinks equal to laser pointers ans cardbord boxes? I have to think about this.

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Then I guess my cats were simple minded who only needed one yearn ball to go nuts.

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cmon you cannot be comparing a glorious, fluffy ball of yard to a measly apocalypse? One lives among gods, the other just ...cleans the air.

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oh I miss that Imaginary Cat so much...hehe

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Can it be as well an idea for a drama which has never been done, and the description of how it could be developed? Maybe some producer team would read our ideas and some writer out there can take them to be made into a very brand new production??? That would be cool ?

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Yeahhh. Can that be July's prompt??

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This is gonna be great! Thanks guys for bringing in new and interesting features for us... I am looking forward to this month's stories from my fellow beanies! :D

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Yay! More ways to connect with others!

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Cohabitation Hijinks.

Enough said.

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It's like homework, but for some strange reason I really want to do this!

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I like how dramabeans aside satisfying or unwaverring love for dramas allows is to also echoes this love creatively through writing from open threads,guess the drama,comments we're allowed to make on each recap and now this.
You guys are simply daebak!

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This sounds cool! And I know what I want to write already.
*cracks knuckles*

Aja!

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Whoaaaaa...
My personal faves are stories like SWDBS and WLFKBJ--where the male leads don't over-patronize female leads. #GirlPower
Anyway, gonna submit mine too!

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Didn't understand "If you have a registered Dramabeans account, include your handle so we can link to it." what is a handle? is it the username? sorry I'm not updated with such terms. please help.

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Yes. It's your username

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Great idea to generate user content! I look forward to reading other beanies submissions and maybe even taking a knack at it and submitting a few of my own.

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Your display name is just so great. :D

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I wanna submit one (more?) but I feel like y'all are doing everything already and have submitted too hahahuhu. Also, I can't decide what to write on because I'm easy to please and I love so many tropes HAHAHA

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For me it has to a story which is romance centric, dark with a cool/cold handsome male lead. Examples would be heartless city. But I wish for happy endings. Healer was a great watch!

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I like detective dramas.

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My catnip is the hero who doesn't realize he's in love and misinterprets it as a physical health problem. Totally ridiculous in real life, but pure catnip in a drama! Best Love and Flower Boy Ramen Shop spring to mind, but I'm sure there are others...

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Thank you for this wonderful month of drama catnip!!
This site is just getting better and better!
I have sharpened my pencil and can hardly wait to participate in next month's theme.

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so this is what started the catnip posts! I was wondering where it started..heh. Had I seen this before today I would have tried my hand at my dramaland catnip.

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I have a drama catnip. That would be two brothers pining for same girl. That is Snow White Sweet Love as an example. Recently, there is Queen for Seven Days. There is of course Scarlet Heart Ryeo. And I cannot forget My Girl, although they are technically cousins.

Please write about this catnip. I want to hear about your thoughts and reader's comments

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