Beanie level: Errand boy

Arsenal Military Academy:
Appreciation for the women. Women who crossdress to be soldiers, women who refuse advantageous marriages to earn her own way, women who will call you on your sh!t but still support you unreservedly even if you choose the hard way, women will take 20 years to track down and punish men who harmed another woman, women who engage in school yard fights over poetry, and women who (though probably evil) uses a man’s own sword to cut his throat mid conversation when he questions her ability because she is just a girl.

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    All the characters are awesome. I especially love all the women also. They show so many different types of women and they are all very well portrayed and written. They are realistic and kickass 😍

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      Yes, I like that they are all unique, but all interesting.

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    👏👏👏👏👏

    Xianrong….. I don’t want to fall for her more (she’s not very nice) and your post is not helping 😭😭 but Xianrong, you’ve fought really hard to get to where you are.

    Lady Huo – the go to lady of everybody. Men and women respect her, look up to her and seek for her assistance. I hope she’ll find her own happiness someday too.

    XiaoJun – one of the best girlfriends ever.

    Manting ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ My second favourite girl in the show. I’m on episode 34 now and she continues to amaze me.

    Xiang Xiang – my girl – who is not fazed by anything, very strong and capable woman, strives everyday to be on equal footing with all the men in her life. I love you.

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      I so wanted Manting to just become best friends with Gu Yanzhen with no mixed up feelings.

      I’m only on ep 12 and telling myself to stay away from @halfmoon ‘s spoilers.

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        Even if she does have unrequited feelings for Yanzhen, her feelings never made her any less of a great woman that she is. She is amazing through and through. This is coming from me who ships Xiang Xiang and Yanzhen hard. I love Manting a lot.

        I haven’t skipped any of the scenes. I became more absorbed with it as the story progresses. I slept on some of earlier scenes (ie Sargent Guo and Lady Huo’s flashback) because they were too many characters introduced, but when I became familiar with each one of them, I went back and rewatched the scenes that I thought were boring to fully understand their story.

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          Manting is my favorite. I love her 😍

          The drama slowed a bit for me in the teens and I started getting a bit bored but after some of those episodes it hasn’t lagged or bored me since.

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Arsenal Military Academy:

I’m pretty sure I have second lead syndrome. So he might light a truck full of people on fire, but look at him.
Got to love a grey knight.

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    Sometimes, I wonder if he is a better match for Xie Xiang/Liang Chen…

    BTW, don’t know if I’m the only one but his older brother reminds me a bit if Hyun Bin at times (with the sleek hair and glasses).

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    I also love him ❤ but I also love all the characters which is what ultimately makes this drama great.

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      Agree. I fell asleep at first when they told the story of Sergeant Guo, but I ended up caring for him too and Sergent Lv and Lady Huo! I am now curious of the untold story of their past with Aunt Qu.

      Ngl, I feel for Xianrong too at times. I didn’t mean to, but auugh, she’s just….. too pitiful sometimes…..

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    He gets more amazing later on in the series. His relationship with Xianrong hurts. I keep remembering his attachment to their factory labourers and the kid that made him light up the truck in the first place, but here is Xianrong follow him around nonstop like she isn’t involved at all 😤

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So, Netflix has picked up the Untamed.

I just downloaded Park Na Rae\’s stand up routine they put up. I\’m curious about it.

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    I was just thinking yesterday ‘I’m surprised Netflix hasn’t picked up The Untamed yet with how popular it is’ 😆

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Look at these wonderful photos. Gah, I love dogs. You can see they all have such a unique personality shining through.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7534435/amp/National-Geographic-photographer-swaps-exotic-shoots-taking-snaps-local-dogs.html

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So….this cover for The Lies Within download is scary. Is that a kid’s foot and an eyeball?? This maybe different than what I thought it’d be.

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    “Ashes Of Love” is all I see 😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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Just pressed play on The Tale of Nokdu and I love his way of helping her. It\’s a bit odd and I wasnt expecting it.

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I like this one. Though the way they pronounce “criminal ” makes me smile.

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These two just make me happy.

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    They are wonderful with each other.

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      They have a really nice chemistry. I was not expecting his announcement at the end of the ep as to the change in their relationship. Really curious as to what that means.

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    Ooh, can’t wait to watch the new batch of episodes! Alas, I’ll have to wait until the Thanksgiving weekend (too much school work!).

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      I admire people that can manage their time like that. I’ve always been a procrastinator. It will make for a nice reward at the end of your work.

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SuperM’s first live performance is streaming. I’m curious to see the stage….the dances.

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    They all have spoken some English and they did well with it.

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    I was curious. So I watched.

    My problem was how SM are selling the group. It just doesn’t feel organic. It definitely feels that a company (or two) just wants to sell CDs and merch and make profit, rather than a group of artists selling their music. It just feels forced to me.

    The boys, though, performed really really well. They gave their all. It wasn’t a shocking that they could do that, yet they were still amazing to watch on screen.

    The best part for me, besides the dance: Kai saying “saranghae”. He’s been wanting to say it. And when he did, it felt a breath of fresh air.

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      The marketing does feel forced and a bit cringeworthy.
      I thought they did very well and seem genuinely happy with their fans’ positive reception and reaction.
      They make it look so easy and then when they have to talk and they are all panting so hard.

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    I watched this as well! I have accepted that SM artists are not necessarily musicians, but rather performers. They admittedly don’t write the music they sing and rap, but they definitely own their performances both on stage and on screen. Their visuals are outstanding and their energy when they dance is mindblowing. They just embody the word idol. So I feel like SuperM (although I’m not really the biggest fan) was made to be the epitome of performance. The promotions and MV production were on another level for sure. The music sits on the sidelines.

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      Some of the SM artists try to write their own music but it seems like the company has its own standard. They often turn down their idol original work. I do agree that they are great performers. SuperM are full of visuals and dancers, so excellent performance is what to be expected from them not some divine music.

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Cause I like watching reaction videos. 🤷‍♀️
Also, just watched the press conference thing and I love how loud the crowd was for Taemin and that Kai thinks everyone is handsome and adorable and that his heart flutters so much, lol.

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Getting ready, drinking coffee, and listening to (gotta love beanie recs) England Keep My Bones. Going to commute along a route that is lined with trees changing their colors a bit of fog and the sun coming over the horizon . Occasionally even a little peek of snow on a mountain top. The fog will burn off to a mild golden day, but I’m still taking the chance to wear a soft sweater.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

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    Yessss Frank Turner! He’s my favorite artist for a reason. England Keep My Bones is an excellent fall album. Also, he’s on tour again this month, but I can’t see him because I’ll be out of the country. He’s hands down one of the best live acts I’ve seen as well. He does great acoustic sets as well as full band performances and he really loves his audiences.

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Today\’s Ask Me About Kpop is all about Super M. Basically a break down of each member and recs to get to know them better.

Why does hearing others talk about things I like make me happy?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/03comp6uOGviSOnQTI4mu2?si=nYUHM-pDRhGX0Ac8mcX8DQ

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If you haven\’t already watched The Tale of Nokdu…….watch it!
The premise of why Nokdu is in the village is different and much more interesting than escaping an arranged marriage.

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    First episode held an amazing amount of information, and was nicely put together. Second episode expanded the story nicely.

    And our leads and supporting characters are just wonderfully played!

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      Yes, the actors are doing a great job. Agree that the pacing, so far, feels right.

      I’m interested in the two settlements and the inhabitants but wouldn’t mind if our leads went off on adventures too.

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        Further adventures are inevitable since the king and his ministers are involved, I think.

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    Yes I agree with everything that is being said but I really didn’t care about the king and his minisers. 😬😬
    Should I at least attempt to care?

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      I’m not too invested in them either. Hopefully that will change, but our leads are just too much fun.

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      Since NokDu is of royal blood (unless it’s a huge fake out), and Dongju looks to be of earth, if not nobility, palace intrigue etc. will unfortunately be unavoidable. I hope they find a happy ending outside the palace. I have a hard time believing that they can be happy with the strictures of court life.

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        That would be funny if he turned out to be a peasant baby and the real royal baby is off living somewhere else.

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        Yes that’s what always must happen. He might be of royal blood of course. But it looks like she also seems to be in a higher position than what she is at the moment. Maybe a noble woman?.. But then who is happy ever in the palace?😅

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Because of @snarkyjellyfish and her talk of sea shanties I had to put on Irish Rover. Started my morning with the Pogues.
Now need to check out AKMU & Frank Turner.

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    So, if you want to start with very English Folk-punk Frank, start with his album “England Keep My Bones” which is his ode to his homeland. I especially love “Wessex Boy”, “Wherever I Stand”, “Peggy Sang the Blues” and “Four Small Words”. My personal favorite album is “Love Ire & Song”, but “Sleep is for the Week” is a close second, and “Poetry of the Deed” is excellent as well. His latest album is a series of songs about female historical figures, called “No Mans Land” and he made it a point to work with female musicians and producers making it because he is a massive feminist on top of generally just being fantastic. He also did a podcast for each historical figure he sings about.

    And AKMU you can dive in anywhere, but I was a fan from the start with 200%.

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Only 6 minutes into Nokdu, but this might be fun.
Is it going to be swashbuckling??

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So Super M gave us a teaser for Jopping….which tells us nothing.

It’s a bop you do as you jump out of helicopters?

How much did this MV cost?

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    I kept thinking it was trying to say “jump in”, but they kept a random name for a title because
    why not?
    I also felt the applause/ mega-fan moments were forced, even if that’s (logically) what would result from this MV/ group

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    S.M. certainly seem to be spending big on this project.

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I haven’t delved into the Rose yet, I just know Woosung’s Face, but they are inspired by Britpop? I’ll have to check them out.
Nice interview, now I need concert footage.

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    The story about the guy who got piggybacked to the hospital sounds like something straight out of a kdrama. Maybe kdramas aren’t as unrealistic as we thought 🤔
    The Rose is so good. I love Woosung’s voice. I wanted to go see them on this tour because their show sounded amazing but the closest they came to me was either a very long drive or a very expensive flight away 😕 I need to get back to California asap so I can see all these kpop acts. By the way, The Rose has a song called California and it’s beautiful. I also recommend their song Insomnia.

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      I’ll look those songs up.
      This reminded me of a blog I occasionally read that does a podcast. There last ep was on a Rose concert so I just turned it on and they sound adorable. Like Woosung broke a string on his guitar “Brittany” and while it was being fixed they didnt know what to do. So the bassist started singing covers of American songs, but Woosung didn’t know all the words just the chorus.
      And then they were surprised when they pretended to throw water on the crowd and the crowd wanted them to actually do it and asked if there was anyone who didnt want water thrown on them, lol.

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        That’s awesome. It’s really sweet of them to check before throwing water.
        I saw an article on Soompi about how they had a lot of technical glitches at their New York show but they just rolled with it, stayed professional, and they and the audience had an awesome time. It made me really want to see them perform live (that and the fact that their songs are awesome)

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    Please, do check their performances out. They look really fun based fancams. They’re holding a concert not far from where I live but it’s on a weekday 🤦🤦

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@raonah I think I remember you saying you are in southern California when you went to Got7. Super M is going to be in LA on the 5th. You need to just go and look at them for us all, lol.

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I’m so looking forward to this rookie group. Their dance line looks like they have SO much potential! Lol.

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At a training for Early Ed and this video just filled my bucket, lol. It just made me fill so good. Easier said than done but wish we could treat everyone like this. Anyway, if feeling down let 7 minutes on a teacher’s passion fill you back up.

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    Aw I remember watching this for a training too. It’s such a great speech.

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