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Welcome to our new editor, stroopwafel!

javabeans: Hi everyone, we’re super excited to introduce you all to Dramabeans’ new senior editor, stroopwafel!

girlfriday: We’re so excited to have her join us; we honestly weren’t sure we’d ever find our unicorn, and we don’t know what we would’ve done if we hadn’t discovered her. Probably cry a lot.

javabeans: Yes, we know our requirements were pretty strenuous, but we really felt it was important that our editor fulfill all of them, and stroopwafel definitely does — she’s a genuine K-drama fan with a deep knowledge of the industry, who loves fandom as much as the rest of us, loves Dramabeans, and is dedicated to keeping it going with our high standards of quality.

girlfriday: And by high standards of quality, we mean having the right opinions about which oppas are best. You know which ones we mean.

javabeans: You might be wondering why we needed to bring on a senior editor in the first place, so we might as well talk about the elephant in the room and where the heck we’ve been this year.

girlfriday: Working jobs to pay the rent, you mean?

javabeans: Pretty much. Real life intruded into our Dramabeans life, and to put it bluntly, Dramabeans life wasn’t paying the rent anymore. At least not all of it.

girlfriday: So we had to go get second jobs, just like any plucky Candy would do. See, dramas do teach you stuff about life.

javabeans: Well, a lazy Candy, because I didn’t get six jobs. Just the one other one.

girlfriday: To be a little more serious for a second, we were faced with the dilemma of whether we had to shut Dramabeans down for good. It was just too expensive to run, and revenues were diminishing. We’re bad at math, but we knew this much — we wouldn’t have lasted through the end of this year.

javabeans: That was a real wrench to consider losing all the content we’d produced over the past decade, and I was honestly gutted. But at a point, it no longer was a choice but an inevitability, so girlfriday and I decided we would rather find full-time jobs and run Dramabeans part-time than to lose it altogether.

girlfriday: That’s why we were light on content for a while, while we were figuring out how to run the site alongside our other jobs.

javabeans: We wanted to let you all know our rationale back then, because I know there was a lot of confusion about it and we would have liked to have been more transparent. But the reason we didn’t disclose the information earlier is that we weren’t in a position to; we were searching for ways to keep Dramabeans alive, and were in talks with potential investors or buyers, and it wasn’t appropriate at the time.

girlfriday: But after a lot of searching, we finally found a buyer that was committed to preserving Dramabeans and our vision, and has invested in bringing it back and even growing it.

javabeans: Rest assured, we will still be here.

girlfriday: Not that we were ever really gone though.

javabeans: That’s true, I know it seemed like you and I had left the site, but we were actually working on it every day — it’s just that keeping it going took precedence over writing stuff ourselves, so our bylines went away, although we didn’t. And that’ll still be the case now; I’m still editing, reading, watching, living and breathing dramas. Maybe just more quietly now.

girlfriday: We’re definitely not going anywhere, and neither are any of the writers. And we promise we’ll try to write more things. That’s the best part of having our new editor onboard, because she’ll get to handle the day to day stuff, and we’ll get to pop in for fun things.

javabeans: Shhh, she can hear you!

girlfriday: No! What I mean is, she’ll get to do the glamorous, rewarding, and sexy work of reading all the recaps, assigning every news article, striking every wayward comma, programming editorial series and reviews, wrangling the minions, getting the oil changed, squeegeeing the windows, and keeping Dramabeans online.

javabeans: Welcome, stroopwafel! We’re so glad to have you! Please don’t run away!

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Happy to see the site continue and with another editor. Wishing you all continued success. The site is a part of my hallyu life and I’m happy it will remain!

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I'm sorry to hijack your post to ask this question. @cherylfornia :D

Beanies, is there any PATREON kinda thing that are suitable for Dramabeans? Where some readers can support the creators without taking away the "free access" value Dramabeans has always offered?

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Kofi is one: https://ko-fi.com/

I also think it would be very important for Beanies to turn off their adblocker software for this site.

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😭😭😭
I'm so glad you guys didn't give up on DB! This is my happy place online, and I'm sure it is the same for other countless Beanies.

And a very warm welcome to @stroopwafel!
(I gotta ask though... can we get some background info on that username? I LOVE stroopwafels!)

DB, Hwaiting! 💪

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I bought a giant Costco sized box of stroopwafels right before @stroopwafel's byline started showing up. So every time I see the byline, I can eat the cookie. Which is good because the power of suggestion is strong . . . 😍

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@amilia
I've got to go see if my supermarket shelves have Stroopwafels. If so, I'll join you in the cookie munchies!!

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Never heard of a stroopwafel so I just googled it, and man does it look good! How have I never had one before? Waffle cookie with caramel is right up my alley.

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I'm a simple woman, I love stroopwafels! They're one of my favorite treats. 😍

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Are you any chance Dutch? :D Because stroopwafel is a Dutch treat and I live in the Netherlands. When I first saw your name I just thought you must be Dutch :P

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That was my first thought as well, bc I also live in the Netherlands!

Hello there compatriot! 👋

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I want to start out by thank both of you @javabeans and @girlfriday for making Dramabeans possible and keeping it alive. This website is a gem. I really appreciate all the hard work you do and the transparency you are giving us when you are certainly not obligated to. I'm glad you found a buyer and I sincerely hope Dramabeans, its editors, and you for that matter, thrive through it. I HONESTLY wish you the best. Thank you for all the amazing content. Thank you

As for @stroopwafel, welcome on board! Im excited to see the stuff youll bring to this website. If it's anything like we've already seen, this will be a fun ride.

thank you to all the editors and recappers. You guys are heroes. You say what i want to so eloquently. [insert more compliments because im out of words]

Finally, thank you to all the wonderful beanies that make this website fun, interesting and simply amazing.

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+10,000 !!!
Thanks to everyone who's made DB the lovely, 'safe' place to come to, 😍 to just be. Thanks @justme for putting your words out here for me to attach my thoughts onto! 😊

As for the [insert more compliments ...] I'd like to add thanks for sharing with us your expertise, experience and considered thoughts which:
-entertain us
-set us pondering
-give us insight
-educate us in things Korean, dramatic, visually/auditorily artistic, etc
-refresh us
-help build our community

I'm rooting for DB to grow from strength to strength, through inevitable changes and ups and downs. Here's to many good years together! 😃

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ditto ditto ditto! i can't live without this website and i am so happy we don't have to! a million thanks to all of you!

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Thank you for saving it for all of us! Watching Korean dramas wouldn't be the same without Dramabeans!

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Welcome @stroopwafel! As someone who has relied on Dramabeans since 2011 for quality recaps, I would have been super super super bummed if you guys shut down :(
I am so glad you found someone perfect for the job. I can only imagine how much effort it is (financially and otherwise) to keep a large website going and do constant uploads. So kudos for going on for years and years ! ^.^
I just read all your requirements for the editor, and I agree all of them are important to be a great editor for a site like dramabeans. Korean Dramas have gone through a huge evolution (comparing Dae Jang Geum to say Let's Eat series) with so many genres, and new concepts coming out, you really need to be on top of your drama game. (Though honestly that sounds like a great life! what's your job: watching and analyzing dramas! *and a bunch more stuff ofc, but the dramas are the sweet reward*

Eitherway! Welcome new editor! May the drama gods shine on you! ^.^

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Thank you for the hardwork, GF & JB! <3

And welcome, stroopwafel! ^^

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Thank you guys for making the decision to keep the website alive even at the expense of having to get another full time job. While I wasn’t happy with the radio silence we had back then and that you guys hadn’t been posting regularly, I’m glad that it all worked out for the best and you found an investor that agrees with your vision and will continue to kee the site running.

Welcome stroopwafel.! 👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾 We hope you will be here for a long time. I am excited to see where DB will go in the future.! And I hope girlfriday and javabeans will post more now.!!

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Welcome Stroopwafel! Looking forward to your delicious contributions! Honestly, Dramafever shutting down had precious little impact on my drama-watching life. But if Dramabeans ceased to exist, that would be a really harsh blow. Thank you for persevering!

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It's so good to hear from JB and GF again! Thanks for explaining what was going on earlier this year. I'm glad you were able to keep DB alive! DB feels like a safehaven in the midst of all the craziness in other parts of the internet.
Welcome @stroopwafel! We're glad to have you here 🙂

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Javabeans and Girlfriday, you two are MY unicorns in my Drama-watching life, my anti-sponsor for my drama addiction, and because of you I met so many wonderful Beanie friends. Thank you for not giving up and keeping Dramabeans alive.

Looking forward to read all the fun things when you pop in in the future and welcome to DB, Stroopwafel!

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Aloha, JavaBeans, GirlFriday, and @stroopwafel!

Thanks for introducing DB's new editor-in-chief, and for letting us know that you're both okay. As always, thanks for preserving this Kdrama oasis on the the web. I cannot imagine life without it -- or my esteemed Beanie buddies. You guys are the best. And I am forever grateful. ;-)

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Welcome Stroopwafel -heart-
and thank you JB&GF -hugs-
Dramabeans mansei !!

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Stupid pesky real life intruding on dramalife, but I'm glad you found a solution to keeping Dramabeans afloat. Shout out to to @lollypip and @mary for their frontline contributions while JB and GF were working frantically behind the scenes to plug the holes. Like others have already said, DB is a haven on the internet and I hope it stays for a good long while. Welcome @stroopwafel, I hope you like it here, but boy did I want your job. Stupid pesky Korean language requirement for a kdrama site.

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Welcome stroopwafel! I'm excited to see what you will bring to DB.

Honestly, I wish you guys would open up a Patreon account or something similar. While I don't read a lot of recaps anymore, I still know how important a site like this is to the community and I don't want to imagine a day without DB. For a while there, I was worried that DB was slowly going away. Thank you for keeping DB alive!

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I would definitely give $5/month, especially since DramaFever's demise has freed up those large funds. I have a browser that keeps track of my site usage, and 60% of my browsing is on DB (yikes). I don't contribute a lot, but I read everything. It keeps me sane throughout the day.

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Yes! If it means that DB can remain up and running, I would definitely be willing to pay for the site. I really wouldn't want DB to have to shut down, but since JB and GF found a buyer, I'm hoping we won't be having financial issues for a while.

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But now we can worry about what the new buyer might resort to to make money....

.... Patreon sounds good. But since they take a cut (and have had cyber-attack issues) I'd rater cut the middleman and send money directly.

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the trade-off is that they would have to hire someone to set up the payment infrastructure and maintain it themselves, on top of everything :)

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How about something low-tech like a post office box?

Or, since I'm in the LA area, I could just meet someone in a coffee shop and slide an envelope across the table -- after checking that nobody has a glass of water in their hand :)

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There's also something called "DonorBox", and I *think* Google pay can handle donations somehow.

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I 100% support that. I would pay a subscription for this site. This is a wonderful community, and a bit of my emotional support center every now and then (Beanies give me life!), and that's all thanks to @javabeans and @girlfriday, so I'd be happy to support them financially as well. I work three jobs myself, so I know first-hand how tough it can be to dedicate time and energy to something you love when you're already spent paying the bills.

Thank you for coming on board @stroopwafel! We're super happy you're here. <3

PS: I said support too many times in this post.

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Yes, I am in this list too!

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Agree 100%. Revenue is a big problem for even huge media company with a subscription model like The NYT, but for niche market like this I've seen successful model of either Patreon or subscription. I'm guessing too that it's not just the content that is costly - it's maintaining all the features for the community (fan wall, discussion under each post) is a huge time and technical cost as well. Fingers crossed that the new owner figures something out!

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I'll add my name to the petition of a blog subscription!

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Wow! Thanks for all your hard work to keep the site going. The weeks of radio silence were strange but I’m glad things are getting better. Dramabeans is such a unique place, one of the few places it’s safe to read the comments.

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Thank you for all you do, @javabeans and @girlfriday! So glad to still have the site around, it’s the best place on the Internet. You’ve fostered an amazing community. 😊 Best wishes in your drama and non-drama lives!

And welcome, @stroopwafel! I’d make some of your namesake for you, but I’m not sure where you stand when it comes to cannibalism.

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We'll just eat it for her!

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Hehe, Dramabeans is going to be an all consuming job for her literally, what with you staff eating her... 😉

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She looks yummy! I never bothered to google stroopwafel... I thought it's just a fancy term for the lumpy waffles which I don't like. But this? This crispy toasted thingy? It looks so good. T___T

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It’s amazing—caramel goodness between a cookie waffle! Put it over a cup of coffee and the caramel melts, making it gooey yumminess!

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This isn't weird. Nope, not at all. Welcome, what's your stance on cannibalism?

(you know I tease you because I like you, right?)

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Oh yes, I’m completely bonkers. But I heard somewhere that all the best people are. *struts*

(<3 I like you, too! And teasing is practically part of my love language. I was raised in a teasing family.)

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I am absolutely 99.9% against cannibalism. My one exception is with stroopwafels, I'm very much in favor of people eating stroopwafels.

Am I like those M&Ms who do commercials trying to get people to buy and eat M&Ms?! 😮

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Alright, good to know!

You... might be? I’ve always hoped that it was just the non-sentient ones getting eaten, but even that sounds sad

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So glad that you joined the DB team. I'm already enjoying your write-ups, even if I did get Havana stuck in my head after reading one!

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I had never heard of a stroopwafel before this but I just looked them up and they look so yummy. I'm definitely going to have to try some 😋

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Don’t they sound just lovely?

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😋😋😋 absolutely

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Thank you for choosing to keep the site running instead of shutting it down. It was the first place I discovered when I first got into k-dramas all those years ago, and it would break my heart to have to say goodbye to it.

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As someone who grew up on the internet and has hopped from internet home to internet home for over a decade, I can say with confidence that Dramabeans is by far the greatest, nicest, most respectful, and most insightful community that I have ever been a part of. I truly consider it my home, and I spend far more time interacting with Beanies than I do on social media interacting with people from my “real life”.

Thank you so much, @javabeans and @girlfriday, for making a space where drama lovers can come together and squee over the cute and analyze the depth of a drama in one breath without ever feeling judged for doing either.

And thank you, fellow Beanies, for making this such a warm, welcoming place to come to every day.

I honestly don’t know what I would do with myself without this site. I’m sad that you two had to get “real” jobs, but thank you so much for pouring your heart and soul into this site every day and never giving up on it. You’ve made a mark in so many people’s hearts and lives, and I hope you realize that. Many of my best memories from the past couple of years are of being here on this website.

The warmest of welcomes to @stroopwafel! Good luck with the new job! I can already tell that you are doing a stellar job. Keep up the good work!

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THANK YOU @javabeans and @girlfriday for working hard to save this site <3! I would've been done with K-damas for good if I didn't have DB to hangout at.
It sucks to wear pants and head to work (or maybe not) but I hope you both have good jobs with lots of good looking oppas around lol.

Welcome @stroopwafel!

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Thank you for continuing with dramabeans. Have been a silent follower and reader since this site started. Just very glad that DB is continuing.

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It's good to hear from you again, @girlfriday and @javabeans. And thank you for keeping DB going even through rough time. I hope now it's going to be all rainbow and sunshine for you guys.
And of course, welcome @stroopwafel. 🤗🤗

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Everything I guessed was way off! So sorry for all my dumb guesses and I am so happy that everything has been explained!

I know a lot of us where concerned that Dramabeans would disappear. It is a bummer that this site is not bringing in the money like it used to and that you both needed to find other jobs. I am so happy that you were both able to find other jobs as well as find a new Beanie editor to help out around here.

So happy that you decided to stick around and keep this community functioning. It would be a huge blow if this site disappeared, but you two (and the rest of the staffs) health and well being is first.

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Aha! I had a suspicion it was stroopwafel who was the new editor. Welcome! Thanks to javabeans and girlfriday for doing their best to save the site for us. If I see you working at the local convenience store overnight, I'll know why. Also thanks to who I assume is the new investor, Beautytap.

OK, @stroopwafel, which oppas are the best?

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Just in the interest of nipping erroneous info in the bud, it isn't Beautytap. We're friendly sites, but unaffiliated in any official sense.

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Oh, oops, sorry about that.

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I'm guessing that it's the Korean government. That wasn't my first thought, but in a comment under one of the new "Hello Dramabeans"videos, @mary asked who the new investor could be to be able to get so many big names to support DB. Who else has that much influence AND might want to support a (money-losing??) site that helps spread interest in kdramas worldwide?

But if it's them, they might not want it publicized. Should I shut up now?

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Doesn't Sun own Beautytap too though?

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you mean the local Trader Joe...
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My favorite oppas: Lee Jun-ki, Kang Ha-neul, and So Ji-sub, and Ha Jung-woo (movie oppa!) 😊

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Thank you @girlfriday and @javabeans for explaining what happened back then! Thank you to @mary @saya and recap hero @lollypip who held the fort when beanies were nigh despairing at the lack of content. I'm happy to see the site booming once again. Now we just need to fight those pesky bots on the fanwall. *hint hint*
A warm welcome to @stroopwafel! Love your name.

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Thank you for not giving up JB, GF! I, like so many others, adore dramabeans, and think of it as my internet home. I'd be incredibly sad to see this site go. I wish you both the best of luck going forward with your full time jobs & DB; and balacing two jobs with a real life.
Also, a warm welcome to @stroopwafel! :)

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@girlfriday and @javabeans thank you, thank you so very much for doing the thankless behind the scenes jobs. Thank you for not giving up on db--the wonderful place that you created--while we whined and pouted and demanded answers (that were really not out business). Thank you for creating a place that is warm and welcoming and insightful and friendly where people can have a shipper war (APAD sigh), disagree wholeheartedly about dramas (the ending of BTLIOF) and STILL like each other, genuinely and state their opinions with kindness and affection. Thank you for knowing that your work and this community was worth saving even if it meant having to get your Candy on . Thank you for hiring awesome minions who do amazing work. @stroopwafel has A LOT to live up to. Fortunately, y'all seem to have EXCELLENT taste, so obviously she's going to be just as awesome as every other part of the overlord family. Is Stroopwafel going to answer that getting to know you questionnaire from earlier (this year? Last year?) there are things that we need to know! Or, rather, there are things that we are nosy about and want to know!

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Are you insinuating the Beanies need to make sure the Overlords chose the new Executive Minion wisely? If so, I agree with you wholeheartedly. We are a nosy bunch, and hopefully stroopwafel will the spill their beans.

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I'm just glad that both Javabeans and Girlfirday are okay. It's hard to juggle 2 jobs at the same time, and I wish endless strength to both of you and recappers. And take care of your health too! Fighting!😎💖

Dramabeans is like a chicken soup of the internet for me, healing and comforting and I'm so grateful that this site exists, honestly it means so much for me and I able to get to know so many nice precious fluffy Beanies.

Also, welcome, Stroopwafel✨💐🎄😊*wipes drool

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Thanks for not giving up on Dramabeans, @javabeans and @girlfriday! All the best, @stroopwafel! Fighting!

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That "Elephant" grew into a monster mammoth over time. At one point, I thought javabeans and girlfriday fell out with each other and weren't talking anymore 😭😭😭. Hence the podcasts, conversations and humor were gone. I am so happy now to know that it ain't true! When I read this article, I jumped for joy just to see javabeans and girlfriday in it together.

This behind the scenes is very like in the dramas where the heroine made sacrifices which no one knows to save the day and get misunderstood.

Thank you Buyer/Investor for being committed to preserving the true spirit of DB!
Welcome to DB @stroopwafel! We will savor you your work.
Thank you Beanies for keeping this place fun and all kinds of wonderful.
Last but not least a big THANK YOU kamsahamnida to javabeans and girlfriday for all that you've done. I can't imagine what it would be like without DB.
If there's any way we can contribute besides shopping for beauty products(I am hopeless at those!), please let us know.

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i had those worst fears also... and i also am jumping for joy to finally hear from both of our DB leaders! the community DB has created is incredible -- we cannot continue without the two visionaries that founded this site.
*little thumb hearts*

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I don’t think I can say anything that hasn’t already been said, but I am glad that you all are still in business. This site is definitely one that I visit the most often, even if I’m not watching any currently airing dramas. It’s the people that keep me coming back, and for that I am grateful! Thank you for allowing me to continue to do so! And a warm welcome to @stroopwafel! May you find this place difficult to tear yourself away from as well!

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I don't think I have words right now to express my thanks and appreciation to both @javabeans and @girlfriday. First and foremost, I'm so happy to know you are both doing fine. Second, I'm thankful for your commitment and decision to keep the Dramabeans site going. This site, and the Beanie community it has fostered, are absolutely awesome! The drama-viewing experience wouldn't be the same without Dramabeans and all of our fellow Beanie friends!

I also want to send a big thank you to the new buyer/investor. How fantastic that you share javabeans' and girlfriday's vision and have made a commitment to continue with the site in the manner in which we all love.

A big welcome goes out to new senior editor @stroopwafel! I look forward to reading all your contributions to the site!

Finally, a big thank you also goes out to the entire Dramabeans Team of recappers and behind-the-scenes techs. Even when things looked iffy and many were wondering what was going on, DB Team members always came through. Always.

I wish nothing but the best and much success for everyone involved with this site, for it is well-deserved. May we all go forward, sharing our love for dramas ..... for many, many years to come.

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Dramabeans has really become a large source of happiness for me, with the amazing community of dedicated recappers, editors, and beanies working hard to provide a place online for us to open up to. I am so grateful that a site like this exists and is always growing and improving. DB has become more of a cause with heart and soul rather than just a website; a cause to maintain our common love of dramas and discussion. And I'm sure we are all willing to fight for it just as much as @javabeans and @girlfriday are.

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I'm a silent beanie since you started 10 years ago and I couldn't imagine what my K-drama life would be without dramabeans (dramatic, I know!). Thank you @stroopwafel for helping out and @javabeans and @girlfriday for not giving up! :)

Fighting dramabeans!

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Awww don’t give up!! Tell us what we can do to help!

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Thank you for keeping Drama beans alive !

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Honestly I appreciate all that you are doing. I sometimes don't have time to continue watching certain K dramas and your site is like some kind of graphic novel for me. So enjoyable to read as well as to get your opinions. Great job so all the best to your team!

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Thank you for the hardwork, GF & JB!

And welcome, stroopwafel!

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Welcome @stroopwafel! Thank you @javabeans @girlfriday for keeping this site alive.

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Warmest welcome @stroopwafel! Looking forward to more of your posts!

This place has been a kdrama haven for me for years now. Have wonderfully stumbled into the kdrama rabbit hole almost a decade ago and stayed willingly. I am happy to be part of this community so definitely glad that this site will stay. There were confusion when the site was quiet for awhile but glad that you have addressed it and absolutely understand the reason behind it.

I am glad that DB will continue. Thank you for all that you do, @javabeans and @girlfriday! And also to the other authors and recappers in the site!

I would like to thank you for all your hardwork and also to all the Beanies who have made this a wonderful place to hangout!!!

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I'm not a long time visitor to Dramabeans, maybe 2 and a half years. But this is welcome news all the same.

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Thank you for finding a way to keep this site going, and welcome Stroopwafel.

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Without Dramabeans:
-I would still be watching dramas alone.
-I would never have discovered the fun of a party thread.
-I never would have spoken to all you gorgeous, intelligent, passionate people.

Thank you for keeping the website alive!

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My heart shudder at the unbearable thought of Dramabeans shutting down😬😮😣😯

I'm grateful for your courage to decide to keep the site going. I'm sure it was no easy feat while holding full-time jobs in addition to finding a financial lifeline for DB.

@girlfriday @javabeans fighting!

Welcome aboard, @stroopwafel!

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Welcome to DB, @stroopwafel! And thank you @javabeans and @girlfriday for not shutting down this site. I lurk more than I comment, but I go to this site every day to read and browse the Beanies' wall. As what others have already said, it's a safe place for K drama lovers to squee or go deep on conversations. To echo the others, I hope you have a button even just for coffee-tip cause I'd love to send some. Love you guys! 👯

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Wow, this is a big moment in DB history. I wish we could mark the occasion by having a party-- laughing and crying together as we offer a gazillion appreciative toasts to JB and GF, then eating welcoming @stroopwafel. Btw, did you make @stroopwafel go through the twelve rounds of hazing that GF had to go through? (http://www.dramabeans.com/2010/06/welcome-dramabeans-editor-girlfriday/)

JB and GF: You've worked hard, and been through a lot. Thank you for enduring. You'll probably never know just how much of a difference you've made in so many Beanies' lives, and how many mental health crises you prevented by finding a way to save DB. I'm so relieved that we'll still get the pleasure of your company from time to time, and I hope this new chapter in your lives is a fulfilling (and less stressful) one. We love you.

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Nah, javabeans and girlfriday went easy on me — I just had eleven rounds.

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I have always said that DB values its audience. Since you have always been this way, maybe we became a little impatient as to what was happening behind the scenes. I am glad it wasn't as bad as @javabeans and @girlfridayay not having good relations anymore but still it was hard on its own. I wish you guys the best of luck in maintaining DB and other future endeavors. I am glad you didn't give up on it. It is a go to daily site for many of us and is a daily routine/habit which is difficult to forgo. Plus welcome @stroopwafel!

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What can I say that wasn’t said already? My eyes actually got teary when I read the post and all the comments. I had no idea this is what was going on in the BTS. I’m so grateful that you didn’t give up on DB and Beanies community, I first discovered DB in 2010 and I’ve been coming back since then. I just can’t imagine my life without DB and Beanies now.

Thank you @javabeansand @girlfriday🙏 again for keeping the site alive, you guys are legends! I’m really looking forward to your posts @stroopwafel!

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I discovered Dramabeans around the same time... maybe 2009... time flies... I'm happy for Dramabeans growing so much... but... sometimes... I miss the good old Dramabeans...

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OMG, thank you so much for the news!!! I'm so happy that you are both OK and healthy!! 🙂🙃🙂
Thank you so much for trying to keep Dramabeans running! 😘😘 ... and the selfish me still prays for your recaps and podcasts... 😍😍😍

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What about headsno2 and gummi????

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Guess we'll never know.

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