103

[Choose your epilogue] Of alligators and poetry


By greenfields

You Who Forgot Poetry took Dramabeans by storm. The shipping wars (all civil and friendly), the many ships, the Island Parties, the daily poetry (often self-composed) shared on the fan walls, and even a poetry slam all made the show an incredibly memorable drama experience.

On Dramabeans, the battle lines were drawn between the Ye Liners vs. the Min-ho Youngers. As the OTP became clear, one side rejoiced while the other wrote their own alternative ending. Me? I was on the Ye Liner at first, but eventually (thanks to a false report about a sighting of my Ultimate Bias) made my way off the Ye Line, and drifted onto the Isle of Neutrality, where I remained firmly anchored till the end on a small little boat called Nam-woo-🐊. That’s an alligator emoji. In my head, the name of the ship is “Nam-woo — Alligi.”

While the show ended on a happy note for the main character Woo Bo-young (she gets the job and the guy!), it left all other plot threads and characters’ lives unresolved. The show meant it to be so. Our lives go on beyond the show, and so do the lives of the characters. The last poem it ended on began with these lines:

There are still old fashioned people in this world
who believe that poems contain spectacular stories.
There’s nothing special in poems.
They only contain our lives that are the least bit spectacular.

Appropriate for a show whose protagonist found comfort in poems, but as an audience member left stranded on a small little boat that never set sail, I’d like to write an epilogue for the character arc that touched me the most.

Nam-woo (Shin Jae-ha) owned one last branded shirt: a plain white Lacoste shirt with the brand’s logo, an alligator, on the left breast. And if there is one thing Nam-woo worried about, it was that the alligator would fall off his shirt. Every time someone grabbed his shirt, ready to fight, he expressed more concern for Alligi than for himself.

Sadly, Nam-woo and Alligi were torn apart (har) under distressing circumstances. I’d hoped it was the mandatory forced separation trope at play but Alas! T’was not to be. And it broke my heart.

I’m not one to notice or care for brands. If it looks nice on me, is of a decent quality, and I can afford it, I buy it. I had no clue what Lacoste even was, until this show. Yet Nam-woo’s attachment to Alligi moved me. Alligi was PPL at its finest. Nam-woo, whose family used to be rich 10 years ago, is now a penniless student of Physiotherapy. He finds himself on a two-month work placement at a hospital with his close friend, Shin Min-ho, where their sunbae, Woo Bo-young has been working as contract employee. Dr. Ye is another new addition to the team. The love triangle of the show was Min-ho/Bo-young/Dr. Ye, but my heart lay (apart from with Bo-young) with Nam-woo.

How could it not? We see how sweet and sincere Nam-woo is, how cruelly he’s forced to leave his little room which he can barely afford, how hard his mother works, and how he broke up with the girl he loved because they were both too poor. For someone who grew up in the lap of luxury, the present circumstances must seem impossibly harsh.

I didn’t grow up in the lap of luxury like Nam-woo, but as the only child of doting parents who endeavoured to provide every comfort, I lived a very sheltered childhood. Chores? Never did ’em. I was shook when, aged 24, I first had to clean my bathroom during my year abroad.

I was not prepared for adulthood. No one is, I suppose.

The books I read, television and movies I watched, and music I listened to when I was younger didn’t tell me life is a constant battle with the world around you. That something as basic as earning a living is difficult. Get up and go to work and do it all again. The routine alone can be maddening.

Additionally, I’ve somehow ended up in a ridiculously competitive branch of law, litigation, where ironically, as a junior with no ‘connections,’ you stand up for others while battling to avoid being trodden upon yourself. Clients have to be pressured into paying the bills, seniors don’t pay since it is expected you will learn and leave, hours are long, responsibility is heavy, and corruption and the use of underhanded tactics is sadly something I confront far too often.

When I was working at a company, life was easier but the future seemed bleak, stretching out endlessly, empty, before me. I ran away from it. Now I’ll be the last person to tell you life is dull – I could even write a drama about it – but there are days when the sheltered child in me is left feeling helpless and hopeless much like Nam-woo.

And so Nam-woo’s struggles moved me. That Lacoste shirt wasn’t just a shirt, Alligi wasn’t there just for PPL and comedic effect, but told a true story. The kind I’d failed to notice in my beloved stories when I was younger.

If Bo-young had to give up her dream of being a poet, Nam-woo never had the chance to discover what his dream is, at all. I’m in between the two. I’m crawling towards something I want, after I’ve already committed to law. Without a solid foundation, I won’t switch careers, but building one while balancing a demanding, seemingly impossible and overwhelming career is a whole other story.

Thus, I want to write Nam-woo an epilogue. One where he is reunited with his Alligi, which represents not only memories of an earlier, easier and happier past, but also a hopeful, easier and happier future. One where he is dating the girl he likes, providing a comfortable income for his parents and working at that stable job he wants. Such a simple dream, I want Nam-woo to achieve it.

The poem I’d pick for this epilogue is part of lyrics, translated from a song I love deeply:

Dream, may all of creation be with you till the end of your life
Dream, wherever you are, will welcome you
Dream, may your trials end in full bloom
Dream, though your beginnings may be humble, may the end be prosperous.

 
RELATED POSTS

Tags:

103

Required fields are marked *

Thanks for the amazing read! We really needed a fitting epilogue for NW and his gator.
I'm also going through a rough patch. Having finished my graduation, but there's no good opportunities without doing post-graduation. I'm not doing well in the competitive exams. I'm kind of at a crossroads. Now I'm not even sure that I chose the right field. So seeing his struggles and reading your story resonates with me. Though not exactly the same, but I can understand the feelings of hopelessness and desperation. Sorry for going off topic.
Also is the song - is it so far away?

16
9
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hardly went off topic. Being an adult is so strange, right? I didn't think life would be like this when I was younger. Good luck with the post-graduation/competitive exams, whichever one you choose!

Yes the song is So Far Away! :) I actually like it more for the verse than for the refrain, but the lovely words suited my wishes for Nam Woo so I went with it.

4
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Being an adult is difficult, especially when I'm the youngest at my home and still living a quite sheltered and comfortable life.
Thank you for the wishes.

5
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hi @superwhopotterlock your story resonated with me a lot. I am going through exactly the same phase. I think many people undergo this phase or maybe we can just call it adulting mixed with confusion. Hope you pass through this happily and succeed at what you want.

5
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks a lot @wapzy. I wish you the same.

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

If you don't mind my asking,are you Indian?

4
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Comment was deleted

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yes. Is it because of the mention of competitive exams πŸ˜‚? Are you one too?

3
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yes. Fortunately I am over that stressful phase of my life. You will too!
Just hang on!

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

*high fives on the similar names*

2
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yay high five!

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL at awww at the ship’s name. ^^
They’re the real OTP of that drama that shall not be named (I am still bitter! LOL)

And clearly you’re procrastinating πŸ˜‚
Congrats on getting published, @greenfields! πŸ’–

8
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

How can you tell I'm procrastinating? What gave it away? ^-^

2
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Not your DB handle I swear coz I’m more on twitter than here (lies) these days and I laugh every time I see your twitter handle. 😁

3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Also still bitter... tinged with sadness for the character development that could have been.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

GF....loved it. I must admit, I haven't watched this drama. But I was moved nonetheless.

5
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

To be honest @christina41218 - the fan walls, shipping wars, and poetry slam were far more entertaining for me than the actual show. I did finish it but was glad when it was done.

7
reply

Required fields are marked *

Nam-woo’s epilogue is perfect! I had to rewrite his ending for my own benefit as well. One where he still struggled, but at least he has someone else to share is struggles with (Mi-rae). Life is not fair and overly harsh for many, and his storyline embodied this. Thank you for another wonderful read.

10
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh well said. I think that's what it boils down to - that Nam Woo finds something that gives him comfort. Thank you for reading!

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Beautiful! That was lovely, @greenfields!
We all need to thank @kimbapnoona for making You Who Forgot Poetry such a joy, since she kicked off the party with her Fauxpen Thread! I loved that drama so much... until I didn't.

11
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks! Also @kimbapnoona - thanks! ^_^

2
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
APAD was kind of like that one crazy party in college that none of us would likely to forget. The people at the party were the my kind of peeps…..poetry slammers, music improvisers, cocktail experimenters, pun generators (gosh, so so so many sublime puns and sublimely terrible puns, like "fauxpen thread" *coughs)…….the vibe was super chill until Writer-nim ruined EVERYTHING.

Writer-nim, like some random jock without direction in life who takes pleasure in ruining everyone’s high, crashed our party and forced all of us to play β€œ7 Minutes in Heaven” so we all felt confused about what we experienced. Luckily the Beanie bond is strong so we survived, but a few of us are still trying to get over that stubborn hangover that just wouldn’t go away.

What did I learn? I strive to embrace all the messiness of living and yeah, live watch sometimes is a bitch, yo.

9
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

🀣

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

@greenfields Thanks for a really wonderful read. Nam-woo and his alligator was a favorite for APAD Beanies no matter what ship they were on (#yelineforever). I still think of him whenever I see a Lacoste shirt, and even almost picked up a similar shirt at thrift store, but put it down when I realized it was something I would never wear. But more importantly we all want Nam-woo to fulfill his dreams and get his girl, and we want that for you too.

10
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

I don't think I've run into a Lacoste shirt in person just yet. But clearly PPL fail if you put it back down!
Also, thanks egads!

4
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

White polo shirts aren't the best fashion choice someone who has a tendency to spill. Alligator deserves a person who will not stain him with coffee, chocolate, or gochujang sauce.

3
reply

Required fields are marked *

There is a Lacoste store in my local mall, and since show's airing I cannot NOT think of uri 🐊boy every time I pass the shop.

I have cursed APAD occasionally for PPLing in my brain possibly for eternity but after reading @greenfields' beautiful epilogue, I will think of more gracious thoughts how it reminds me of all the Nam-gil's goodness and his determination for a better life for all of those around him. All thanks to Greenie! πŸ˜„

6
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

πŸ˜‚ yay! So glad I could give Lacoste a new meaning. They should pay me a commission for building goodwill for the brand. XD

2
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I still have a pale yellow Lacoste sweater my parents gave me when I was around 12 which is kept in a chest for sentimental reasons (and surprisingly it still fits)......now I want to take it out and gives a few stitches to 🐊 so I will never have to experience all sufferings Nam-woo went through. Never knew that my feelings toward that sweater would evolve and deepen after 30 years. πŸ˜†

Yes, Lacoste should totally pay you for brand building and fortification, @greenfields!

4
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Umm.. @kimbapnoona - your sentimental reasons are enough for Lacoste? They don't need my help. That's incredibly sweet.

0

Congrats on getting published G.
Your articles are too good.

And yes, true, I'd want bam woo & Alli to be reunited, & him to achieve his simple dream. So nicely said G.
Because that'll be more than enough

7
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

*laughing heartily*

4
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

*joins in on the laughter* <3

3
reply

Required fields are marked *

*hides in a corner*
My keyboard is too used to your name πŸ™ˆ
*Nam woo

3
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

*so flattered and feels loved*

Don’t hide in a corner!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

3
reply

Required fields are marked *

@greenfields Congratulations on being published.
I loved the epilogue of Nam-woo which was much wanted and appreciated by us (I and many other beanies).
That ending epilogue song. ❀️
Your write-up always amazes me how much of a wonderful person you're in RL. It'll be amazing to meet you.

4
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hahaha thank you!
Also yes the song is just ❀️.
If you're ever up for a meeting, do let me know!

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

@greenfields, you meanie. Why do you hurt me so with your beautiful words, 🌳?

Thank you for the deliciously salty (yeah, I teared up) experience of reading this article. You never fail to move me. T_T

On that note, something for you and Nam-woo :

So moving left many things with me
Whether I liked it or not,
it changed a lot in my life
My life was about paying rent, I know
I lived with my pride
put into the down payment,
So I’m gonna move again
I’m gonna have a dream
When will I stop having to move again?
I hope it comes quickly.

11
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

As long as we're on 'Move' allow me to tear up as well. T_T

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

*hugs*

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you for publishing this dramabeans - I was worried you'd be tired of me talking about my job by now. >_< On a second read I need to start writing a second draft, instead of just sending in the first, to try and make the writing less sloppy - so thank you for the edits.

Also to all the commentators, thanks. I feel much loved.

14
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm not very active nowadays, but coincidentally I always come back if there's a post on "A Poem A Day". It was my most memorable 2018 Dramabeans experience. πŸ’–
Nam-Woo & Alligator deserved that epilogue, well done reporter-nim! The Weather Bureau of the Island of Neutrality congratulates GF on being published and wishes her the best in following her dreams, balancing a hard life of lawyering with her love of writing. We await your script of a proper legal drama/novel someday. *raises a Duct Tape*

9
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

My fellow reporter who braved stormy weathers on a life raft attached to the Ye Line, thank you for your comment! Hope real life is going well, and we look forward to the occassional glimpse of you here. <3

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love NamWoo and also wish for his happy ending! His story was sad and you wrote him a happy epilogue with the gator. He needs all the happy thoughts to get him through the dark times.

This is a great read, @greenfields! 😊Congrats on being published!

7
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks you! And yes he does. :)

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Great writing @greenfields! You have a gift for words!
You know, even coming from a large family of 9 kids - I still was unprepared for the adult world.
Nam-woo was a sweet part of the show and his honesty, earnestness, and eagerness were so delightful and I wish we could have seen more of how his life turned out. I agree with you on that.

Maybe before finding our dream, we need to believe that we have the right to dream.
Many times we don't know what is it that we need to know - which is part of 'growing up' and learning to live the life we choose.
Keep writing okay? Oh and forget about all the procrastination - it's all waaaaaayyy overrated. ;-)

9
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

So well said. We do need give ourselves permission to dream, sometimes & living the life we choose - this is rarer than TV would have us believe. The real world is diametrically opposite. Also, your family was large (to say the least)!

4
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

I speak from experience as my parents never said things like that to me. They were too busy making ends meet and making sure my brothers were all going to college. The price one pays for being number 6 of 9. People from large families know what I mean when we ask "what number are you?"
I'm number 6!
And for what it's worth, I'm still learning how to give myself permission to dream. **pathetic isn't it?**

3
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

*laughing at the numbers*
Also how is it pathetic? I think that especially as women, we're taught to live for others (at least in my culture) - to be considerate, kind, sensitive, pay attention to other's feelings and so on. Fighting! To you and me.

4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hey @stpauligurl High Five to another number 6!

So much of what you said was my experience also, but not the brothers. I only have one of those.

4
reply

Required fields are marked *

I always wondered why he had not just strengthen the stitching on the alligator but I guess that would have defeated the message.

3
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

HAHAHA no - the alligator stands for what it stands for nonetheless. If he's stitched it on, it would mean that Nam Woo is holding on to it with all the might. A rather positive message but less impactful than if he lost it? XD

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Wow @greenfields, this is amazing! It puts my pale attempts to shame.
Congrats on being published and on writing such a great epilogue.
I was the same as you with this show - I was also firmly ensconced on a little broken-down tug boat at the back of the Island of Neutrality. I thought this character was such a sweetheart and deserved some real happiness.

7
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks! I think my writing is a bit sloppy but I'm happy with the substance of it. ALSO I refuse to believe your attempts are pale and in any way put to shame. Hehehe - really looking forward to them. Re NamWoo, yes! He did. *high fives of solidarity*

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I seem to remember that alligator resides with you on the opposite side of the island.

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

You are correct. I saved the alligator from the ocean and he now sails happily with me on my little tug.

2
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Good times. 🚀🐊

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Congrats on getting published greenie! Namwoo totally deserved better than what the show gave him.

7
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you! :)

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Aww, I like this epilogue a lot. Simple, yet something that I know will boost Nam-woo's self confidence and bring him great comfort. Sometimes, it really is the simplest dream that's the hardest to achieve.

5
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Exactly. And thanks for reading. :D

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

That was a lovely write-up, @greenfields! Nam-woo was my favorite along with Bo-young and I love the hopeful epilogue you gave him! Adulthood is tough at times and life isn't always fair, but something as simple as a little alligator patch can help ya through the hard times. Those are beautiful lyrics, too. And I never heard of Lacoste before this show either haha. I saw it mentioned it on the fanwall before I started the drama and kept reading it as "lactose" and was so confused on what that had to do with alligators πŸ₯›πŸŠ

5
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ lactose? Well you know, maybe baby alligators are involved? Alligi was certainly a small creature.

Re the lyrics. Theyre from, 'So Far Away', Agust D.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Min-ho was there when Nam-woo needed a friend.
I hope NW is enjoying life. (Maybe MH got him a job at his father's hospital.)
Congratulations @greenfields for being published again.

4
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks :)

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Beautifully said!

3
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you! ^-^

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

@greenfields, this was lovely.

"I was not prepared for adulthood. No one is, I suppose." is the story of my life these days. Nam-woo was one of the most relatable characters in a long time. I just remember going "Noooo!" when his alligator was lost because I felt his pain. It was like he finally had to admit that maybe the past is gone. There's nothing that sucks more in adulthood than realizing there are some things you'll never get back -- whether it's something tangible or a way of seeing the world.

6
7
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yup - well said, exactly. I guess we'll eventually settle into this?

2
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

I literally have the "adulting is hard" conversation once a week these days. I'm pretty sure it never gets better and instead we just get more used to this blind flailing we call adulthood.

But then again, what do I know? I just bought myself sparkly high top sneakers as a birthday gift to myself because (1) I can; and (2) who doesn't want sparkly high tops? Now I just need to figure out if I can wear them on Monday when I have to do a deposition... (My first solo one - eep.)

2
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

From someone who has ben β€œadulting” for a while, but not as long as others, some things get easier, some things stay the same, and other things get harder. But everyone is still figuring it out, even those that seem to have their crap together.

4
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

I can't take credit for the sentiment. But as we get older, we often go along adulting just fine and then something happens and you look around for a "real" adult - like a more adulty adult to handle things. And then you realise... it's you.

4

That's the one thing I'm realizing. The other is that we each need to take it at our own pace; it doesn't matter what milestones other people are hitting - I've got my own things to be proud of. But it does sometimes feel like other's accomplishments look polished and shiny and "adult" whereas I feel like mine are just me doing what I need to do to survive, if that makes sense? I have to keep reminding myself that we all work hard to get wherever we are and wherever we want to go.

5

@leetennant I feel that sentiment the most these days because I feel like suddenly I am dealing with 1000 different adult issues all at once. (Not all my own, but still, even being a confidant is complicated.) I know for me part of it is the new job, part of it is the world going insane, part of it is me being more proactive and trying to move my life along - but still. I just want someone else to figure out my insurance policy for me.

5

@snarkyjellyfish - I completely agree about not comparing oneself to peers. Others are hitting milestones in their careers and personal lives and I'm just standing here. Everyone else is running, why am I the only one here? I feel this keenly - and I have to convince myself that as @ally-le and @leetennant say - that's not the case, G. You're simply not seeing what they're struggling with.

4

Aw Greens this was a great read! Thank you for writing! Nam woo and Alligi will never be forgotten. ❀🐊

5
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you. :)

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I loved how despite his family's financial situation, Nam Woo was always happy-go-lucky... until the writer stole his alligator and turned him into a Debbie Downer.

μ•…μ–΄, we'll always remember you. 🐊

4
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

This is true. The Show slowly became meaner and meaner to our sweet Nam Woo. T_T

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Just lost a long comment as I keep getting interrupted and forgetting my pw. Anyway, congratulations on this post. You might wish to get on with the writing dream, by being inspired by the author of Exit West. I came across his interview and he said for those who wish to follow his path, they might take a piece from his teacher (Toni Morrison?) -- to have a void (space) from which water can fill (akin to a well rather than climbing a mountain). May your creative juices overflow, beanies (and continue to delight us here).

3
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's a good suggestion. Fill a void rather than climb a mountain. Thanks.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Aww! What a beautiful piece! I loved it! Being one of the beanies who were heavily involved in all that was happening in APAD I was super disappointed that his sunbae’s didn’t gift him a allegator shirt as a goodbye present! So cruel!! And I hope for you to be the strong independent career woman that you aspire to be! Fighting!

2
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Well done @greenfields! Your procrastination was put to good use. I'm sure that well employed Nam-woo is living reunited with Alligi. I'm also sure that you have a bright future ahead and that your current employment is helping you hone and sharpen your skills for the life your heart desires.

4
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you mugyul! :) I certainly hope so too! *sends her hopes out into the universe*

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Just finished watching APAD and thank you for the beautiful writing @greenfields, for filling the hole of my craving towards the ending. I also want Nam Woo catch the thief who stole his Alligi and in the future when he I want him to also adopt Alligi's friends

3
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh! What an awesome idea~ Namwoo would make such a good dad to Alligi and his friends!

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you for the amazing write up. You really have a way with words that can really move people!
Your story really resonated with me too. Just thinking about leaving home and being away from my family's protection scares me soo much.
I was planning on going abroad for my post grad but these thoughts give me cold feet.
Your poem epilogue gave me goosebumps. And really reminded me of a song i loved soo much.. My Wish by Racsal Flatts:
~dedicated to all the struggling beanies out there~
I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow
And each road leads you where you want to go
And if you're faced with a choice and you have to choose
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you
And if one door opens to another door closed
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window
If it's cold outside...
Show the world the warmth of your smile;
But more than anything...more than anything...

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to--
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too...
Yeah, this is my wish

3
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks for sharing these lyrics. I'm now listening to the song and it's bringing (small) tears to my eyes. Just a little bit. What a lovely song! My epilogue poem is from "So far away", Agust D ft. Suran (BTS's Suga's mixtape).

On your worries about going to study abroad - I've done it too. Spent a year abroad for my post-grad. Go, for sure. 9/10 worries are swamps in your head. The early days when you're figuring things out are rough, the days when you're unwell are the hardest - but it's university so you'll make friends quickly enough. :) I wish you the best of luck!

Thank you also for saying I write well. It means a lot to me to hear it - more than one would initially think.

2
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

You're most welcome! Glad you enjoyed the song. It really is a tear jerker.
Thank you for the advice. I'm still at crossroads about it. Hopefully I'll make a decision soon.
And you really do write very well.. good enough to move me to almost tears! and make me write a very long comment.. that i almost never do!

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

*sends love and hugs* (sincerely)

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

*Receives them warmly*

1

I totally missed this drama taking DB by storm!

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

It was fun! Particularly on the fan walls. :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yay nice GF I love it so much 😍😍😍😍😍😍
And congrats on being published even if I was a bit late πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you. πŸ˜„

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I would have wanted a different ending for the protagonist. Yeah, Min-ho got into the love boat late, but I still think that he and Bo-young fit better than Dr. Ye. Dr. Ye is older and more experienced, so the things he can do for Bo-young may be more than what Min-ho can. However, Min-ho does things because he thinks of what the girl wants. Aw ,, and he was such a good friend to Nam-woo.

1
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

Haha i personally preferred Dr Ye over Min Ho. Mostly because Bo Young preferred Dr Ye over Min Ho & Also because Min Ho was quite the brat. He took far more than he gave. But these are my opinions - we're allowed to differ :) it's why there was such a big shipping war on DB. ^-^

The MinHoYoungers wrote a fan fiction btw, taking the story forward and concluding it in Min Ho's favour.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

No wonder MinHo fitted better since it was more likely him to be 1st lead , if it wasn't for the staff changing the story to please k-netz *sigh*.

From the pd interview that a Beanie translated in the open thread 552 , there's more here's the link if you want to check
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/05/open-thread-552/#comment-3242076
"Han said he was β€œSorry” to Jang Dong-yoon who played Sin Min-ho who frustrated Bo-young(and us) with one-sided love. β€œI was sorry because Jung Dong-yoon ssi’s character was cursed. There was some part changed from what we planned. As viewers wanted the loveline with Ye Jae-wook, the story went that way. We didn’t decide that loveline in the beginning. Actually there were 80% possibility Sin Min-ho was the person. But as we took the path of loveline with Ye, Min-ho character became annoying, and because of him, Ye Jae-wook was able to shine more. In a sense, Jang Dong-yoon ssi made sacrifice."

1
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you @some1ne for reminding us of this interview. I remember reading this back in May when @fan translated it. All I can say as one on the Min-ho side:
"The Defense rests".

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

You're welcome :-) .
I dropped this drama after the writer literally threw MinHo under a motorbike in order to save ratings.
I stumbled upon the following website during the broadcast, it was my saving grace, same for many MinHo fans too.
http://bitchesoverdramas.com/category/poem-a-day/

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks for the link and my morning LOL after reading the Welcome section.

0