Beanie level: Errand boy

I fell down a tiny little Stray Kids hole yesterday. When I saw them running the track together I of course thought of A Moment at 18.

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    STRAY KIDS AND MOMENT @ 18?!!?
    I love them both so much. Do you have a bias in the group? And Grow Up is suuuuuccchhh a good song.

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      They are very new to me…..like yesterday new. I’ve of course heard about them but had never really payed attention.

      I have to change my thinking around the whole bias thing. Somehow I started to associate it with attraction and I’m not sure why. So I’ve always side stepped around it. But listening to other people talk about their biases I realize I’m looking at it wrong or too narrowly.
      Anyway after that ramble I’d say I lean towards Han, I like that fast sort of high tone sound. I had to look up his name, lol. Felix is the only one I recognized after putting that face and voice together a few days ago.

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        I should say I sidestep around it because I am OLD, lol. And they are all young, especially this group.
        I was also surprised they were JYP. Not quite the sound I’ve come to associate with them.

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          They are young but THERE IS NEVER AN AGE LIMIT FOR FANGIRLING

          Ohhhh so you’re leaning towards Han but can only tell apart Felix (I’m not surprised, the boy’s voice is deeper than the ocean.) Han is so funny and has the best hair. It’s insane.

          They’re completely self-produced! They compose all of their songs, write their own lyrics, and even create their own choreography! That’s why they don’t sound like any of their label mates.

          They’re really just amazing. And kind, funny, smart and creative, humble, hardworking, and just good people. There’s so much more I can say about them but the list will never end.

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    That song is so soothing to listen to.

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      If you like soothing songs, Stray Kids’ Glow, Mixtape #2, M.I.A and 4419 (there are more but these are the ones that are automatically popping up in my head) are pretty good!

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Because of @jamieopso talking mentioning her mom reading her horoscope I\’m curious.
First what is your sign and do you read your horoscope?
I\’m a Sheep in the Chinese zodiac and a Bull in western(?) Zodiac. I would say that I am not a believer, BUT I have read my Chinese yearly horoscope at Lainey Gossip for the past 2 years and it has been fairly accurate. Also, some good advice like be humble and keep your temper in check.

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    I’m a Gemini and a Snake.
    I don’t read horoscopes.
    I know some friends read the horoscope, for the new year, based on the Chinese signs but I don’t. I’d be too worried 😁

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      I get a bit worried too. When I read the Lainey ones I had to remind myself that her mom points out what to watch out for because who needs to prepare for good luck. And then I realize how susceptible I am to it, lol.

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    I’m a Sheep in the Chinese zodiac and a Taurus (the bull) in the Western zodiac as well!!

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I hate when I just can not fall asleep.
However, because I’m awake I did finally see this. I glanced at the comments and it’s nice how complimentary everyone is to the backup dancers.

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Hotel del Luna:

So, the bartender’s true calling is not to be a poet but a matchmaker. I’ve didn’t think he could be so happy.

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    Q… BOD is not letting me respond. Is there a registration page that I’m not seeing?

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A Moment at 18:
This made me laugh and it is such a good look on him. It also makes him seem more like a little kid.

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    He looked so adorable with the hair like that.

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      These last 2 eps were so good, but the preview has me a bit worried.

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        I know. Hopefully we get over the angsty part fast and that Soo Bin’s growth doesn’t drag. I loved the pace of Jun Woo’s character growth. Was 💔💔 💔 that Jun Woo’s adorable, bright smiles were never returned by Soo Bin.

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          He was so happy, just floating on pink clouds. I am so curious as to what text she got.

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          @ndlessjoie whatever it is I hope that (if the previews are not tricking us) it is believable enough that we can understand why Soo Bin would step back.

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            Seems like someone ( ahem, Hwi young) planted a lie about Joon woo using Soo bin in a revenge against Hwi young…. I guess I can see why she would belive her childhood friend over the new guy. But I bet when she finally have figured out what really did happen she gonna feel very guilty toward Joon woo. poor boy getting into another misunderstanding…

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        I know. I bet Hwi- young ratted out Soo-bin to her mom through His mom. Rat bastard. I’m a tiny bit more sympathetic towards him but there is no excuse for his behavior

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          I’m hoping you’re right and that our clever Soo Bin is just being a noble idiot, and not that she actually thinks Joon Woo is using her.
          🙁

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            I hadn’t even thought that. She realizes that they dont like each other but she doesnt know the full reason for Jun-woos grievance against Hwi-young, his involvement in his friends death.

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A Moment of 18.

Ro Mi why do you have to mess with these babies. Soo Bin would probably be your kick ass best friend if you just let her.

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    I don’t even get where this jealousy is coming from. I mean I remember she was bitter with practically anything, but I didn’t know Roo Mi saw Soo Bin particularly an adversary

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      I think the bitterness might be coming from what she perceives as Soo Bin’s advantages and connections. That her mom can afford the extra classes but also meet with the right people.

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        Thanks! Yes I do remember now that happened and thought it was weird she started acting up when she heard Soo Bin got into the private Math class through Hwi Young.

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      She isn’t as smart as she thinks she is. She and Hwi Young should get together since she’s mostly good at manipulating Soo Bin. At least Soo Bin’s core group sees through her.

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        Smh when she casually mentioned to Soo Bin’s mom that her driver was waiting and the “driver” turned up to be her father 🤦‍♀️ Yep, we got another kid here bullying others to mask her real life situation. Can’t wait she gets caught in her life, hope it’s next week.

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        Speaking of bully, got my heart 💔 for Sang Hoon. The running scene across the field was powerful. Sang Hoon said something like “So this was how frustrated you felt back then?” Awwwww. Hope he stays around. He really was determined to get into SNU through his own effort and get ahead in life. I hope he’ll be successful. I mean SNU isn’t everything, but as we know it’s the go-to for the elites. It would be interesting to see him get into SNU coming from a humble background.

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          I felt bad for him too. Though he liked to play games with HY without thinking about all the possible outcomes. With his dad working for that company that automatically puts him at a disadvantage.

          I will admit I kind of hoped that Joon Woo might end up with a roommate, lol.

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            His father working for Hwi Young’s father sheds a new light with how far back this feud he’s got with Hwi Young. He terrorizes him at school and is dead serious in competing with him academically because he’s been at disadvantage against Hwi Young – his father out there bending for the Ma family for their survival.

            GASP!!!! I love that cohabitation plot. I hope they go that route.

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          re: “So this was how frustrated you felt back then?”
          I missed that. Great observation!

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            Errr, went back to that scene and this was Sang Hoon’s exact question to him “Did it feel unfair back then?” Anyways, the message still has come across – he’s now in the same exact position that Jun Woo went through. Thrown under the bus, forced to leave school; the only difference is Jun Woo chose to stick it out.

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I\’m trying to avoid spoilers, but…Viki subs make that hard. I\’m rooting for you Viki, I really am.
However, its meant I\’ve spent some time with Rookie Historian. In the middle of ep 4 and I think I get why so many enjoy this one. For whatever reason ep 1 was hard for me to finish. I like how the 3 other historians are having little moments to shine and hope it continues. Not exactly sure what to make of the one and how she purposefully was touching the Crown Princes when she recieved her position. I think our OTP has some nice sparky energy between them too.

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So, sometime before the New Year I like to sit down with a cup of coffe and browse book lists that pop up for the coming year. I usually lean towards romance and YA. I will preorder a handful and then they pop up throughout the year. By this time of year I have usually forgotten what is coming when and it can be a shock to my bank account. 🙄 I sadly do not have a Little Bai in my life. But anyway this beauty just popped in. Look at this cover!

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It is funny that around this time I get a hair cut and find myself clothes shopping. This year I keep looking at cardigans though still hot. I guess you never grow out of back to school shopping.

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This is a piece about Will Ferrell making a movie about Eurovision and whether it will work or not. I\’ve heard of Eurovision but have never watched it. Anyway, I watched the interview video at the end of the piece and all I could think is this could be straight out of a Christopher Guest movie.
https://www.laineygossip.com/pierce-brosnan-to-star-in-netflix-comedy-eurovision-based-on-european-music-competition/57278

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    Eurovision is legit bonkers in the best way possible. I think, if handled correctly, this could work. But there needs to be a lot of input from Europeans I think to make sure it stays on poking fun side of things and not cross into the mockery side.

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      Yeah otherwise can the Europeans make a comedy ripping the shit out of janky American television in retaliation pls…

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      That is going to be the line because for every Celine Dion (yep, she won) there is…… not Celine Dion.

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        Do you watch it? Also, I have to read again, but did the article say she represented Switzerland?? So, the countries can bring in singers from other nationalities?

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          YouTube. I am a Celine Dion fan for the day is long ( yes, while Quebec was beautiful the main reason I took a vacation there was to see the church she was married in) and I can go down that rabbit hole when I am in the mood.

          I am finally going to see her this fall and I cannot wait.

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            I bet she puts on an awesome show.
            To go see the church reminds me if Her Private Life when they stayed in Shi An’s hotel room. Prince Edward Island has been on my wish list since I was around 10 and saw Anne of Green Gables.
            If I ever get to London I would absolutely get giddy over a certain cross walk.

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      Will Ferrell makes me laugh and I do find it funny that he cast Brosnan as his dad, but they do have a line to walk.

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    I don’t have any hope for this to be any good. I work in Hollywood and I’ve yet to see any big time producer here handle anything European (understand non-British) in a way that was smart or authentic. I might be wrong, but if I had to put money down on this, I’d say it will most probably surf heavily on clichés that border on xenophobia.

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      I really hope it doesn’t lean into xenophobia. I enjoy Will Ferrell and it would be hard to see that come out in his writing.

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        I worry less about his writing than about the twenty producers that will give him notes on his script, telling him to “add Polish joke here” and he will have to do it in order to get the film made. You wouldn’t believe the insanity that comes out of the Hollywood power brokers’ mouths sometimes and sadly, the compromise that artists and writers have to make in order to see their work come to the screen 🙁

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          That is sad and frustrating. I wonder if this is why so many actors want producing credit or set up their own companies to try and circumvent this.

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@snarkyjellyfish did you see that The Tablo Podcast released 3 eps? I just saw them and too late tonight, but so curious.

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    I did but was too busy too listen yesterday. Hoping I can try to get at least one episode in today. They seem a reasonable length – 45ish minutes each? I can’t wait to hear Tablo ramblings.

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      The first is definitely a ramble, lol. The second is more cohesive with the talk centering mostly on stories from his last tour and prior ones. The story that had Pharrell as a peripheral character made me laugh.
      Haven’t tried the third one yet. He wants viewer stories, because he likes a good story. That could be fun because I do too, but otherwise it feels a bit scattershot.

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        Still haven’t listened (but am listening to Sleepless in __________ right now as I wait for the weekend) but I’m not surprised – I suspect it’ll take a bit of time to figure out what exactly he wants to do with it. I’m OK with it being a bit rambly – but so long as it’s interesting I’m good. He’s got a charismatic personality and is a gifted storyteller and writer so I think once he figures out a direction it could be really great.

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    Also: you’re a Lainey fan, right? Have you listened to her podcast, Show Your Work? It’s one of my personal favorites and has changed the way I view celebrity culture. I love her obsession with work.

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      I’ve only listened to a couple of them. I liked the Taylor Swift one that they did after the trial. I was just going to say my lack of listening is because I listen mostly on Spotify, it is just convenient, but then I realized I was just assuming she didnt post there. Checked and she does. I’d wanted to listen to the Keanu one, so that is on for the weekend.

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        Her T.Swift analysis is always so spot on and I was so sad that she went back to playing the victim again after that whole thing. I really liked their take on the Constance Wu kerfuffle earlier this year too.

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Just watched the first ep of Welcome 2 Life and I think I like it? Well, enough to go directly to the next ep. I didn\’t like the FL using violence on the ML or the out of character move in the ML\’s part to move the story to its next phase, but still….

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    I didn’t think it was out of character because we don’t know enough about him yet. I enjoyed it too, fingers crossed it doesn’t go off the rails.

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      True and maybe when he it is personal he acts more rashly. It is just he seemed like a lawyer that kept his cards close until he needed to play them in court.

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    Good to hear something about this drama! The idea of parallel universes is intriguing. I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts on later episodes. 🙂

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    I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for subs…

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So, that new Super M group from SM is focusing on a US debut?
I was not expecting that. Is that a little odd?

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    I find it a bit odd as well. The group itself – I love! But the US debut? Suddenly my expectations for style and sound went down. I hope they don’t go all out with an English language release (though I think they know that won’t work).

    I like K-pop when it is the catchy, weird concept, incorporating American sounds and English words but fundamentally WEIRD itself. When groups target the US, they tend to lose that innate whackiness I’ve come to love. So yeah – :(.

    Either way, SM is trying something fresh (re-trying? SM the Ballad?) so I’m looking forward to it.

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      I’m looking forward to it too. I hope it is not full english songs though those can be great like some of Epik High’s.

      It feels like this could be really fun and good and like you said fresh. It could also be forgettable. But I’m looking forward to it. I’ve really enjoyed recent SHINee and EXO songs and Taemin and Baekhyun’s solo work this year.

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        With Epik High, Tablo is fluent in English and they aren’t idol pop. Epik High’s english stuff makes way more sense than most idol group’s efforts. haha

        Yes to Shinee & Exo and the guys’ solo work. I’m unfamiliar with NCT for the most part, but the Shinee & Exo members are phenomenal.

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      I feel skeptical about this. That is, I’m not excited about this experiment. SM seems to be reaching here. Not sure what the end goal is here. How long will this group last? What is the the message of this new group?

      I am sure the members are talented. I’m just not getting the reason for it.

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        This aspect of kpop is so interesting to me. As a newer fan I just looked at it as how fun it could be to me, lol. I didnt think as to why they were doing it beyond that they wanted to create together. Like when Jack White decided to make an album with Loretta Lynn no one questioned the motive of the record company it was just, oh he is a fan.
        But I forget that these artist may not have that freedom to just create. I did look at comments that suggested either diverting interest from shady business dealings or it is a plan to promote NCT. I dont know if the whole US thing now changes those opinions.

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          Same, I don’t think the artists came up with this idea. It was a management decision from the beginning. Thus, I feel this is ingenuine.

          Now, they are saying this is “avengers of Kpop”. If they will continue to add more older artists and girls into the group, I might buy it.

          Good luck to the new group. If they come up with some excellent music, then I will say ‘oops my mistake”.

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            The Avengers tagline is just cringeworthy, lol.

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            To be fair, even their original groups were the management’s idea. Exo, NCT, Shinee – all of them were conceptualized and cast by the company.

            I find fan reaction weird. For the younger artists, its a good chance to learn from the older ones and also gain popularity, for older artists, its a nice way to show new sides to themselves. Shinee are in the army anyway, so for Taemin this is excellent. Exo are starting to go – I think Baekhyun goes next year – and they’ve begun Super Junior-esque unit promotions already. I think of this as simply another unit. And finally, the NCT guys are all about units anyway. What’s difference between a unit with sunbaes and regular NCT units?

            It’s also hard to think that the artists chosen for this are being dragged into it against their will. This is a nice new way of promoting.

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            @greenfields I have to stop looking at comment sections and just enjoy it. The exo fans are mad. Very mad. But some fans can be very witty. I’m kind of just like, “Yay, more Taemin” 🤷‍♀️ I love watching him dance and am a fan of his vocals too.

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            @bcampbell1662 – hehe yup, I suppose it IS a matter of perspective. For me, I love collaborations, crossovers, and experimentation. I’m also surrounded by K-pop fans who welcomed this – “I just want to see all my favorite guys in one place dancing to some high energy sexy dance music” – said someone I know when the news broke out last week. Even the “Avengers” tag, though cringe-worthy, is very typically Kpop. It’s commonly used in survival shows and general variety to indicate a very strong team. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. <3 And while the focus on the US worries me, I'm hoping for something worthy of the super members that are part of this.

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    That’s an interesting choice. How are Taemin, Baekhyun, and Kai at English? I know Mark and Ten are fluent and I think Lucas is maybe half fluent. Sometimes the fluent members tend to overshadow non fluent members in the US. I hope that doesn’t happen with Super M.

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      I was just wondering about this. Also, will the break the group up into the traditional roles? Who is the leader of this group? The main dancer?

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        That’s a good question. It would make sense to have Taemin be the leader since he’s the oldest but I don’t think he’s totally fluent in English. In some ways it would make more sense to have Mark or Ten be the leader if they’re mainly promoting in the US. Although Mark sometimes doesn’t seem very fluent in English even though he’s a native 😂

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          Oh, anxiety maybe.
          I’ve noticed in a couple of your Got7 posts that Jackson speaks so easily even in English but Mark can be quiet.

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            I think NCT Mark gets confused. He’s so used to speaking in Korean that he’s starting to forget his English 😄
            I used to think GOT7 Mark was quiet because he was on Korean shows and wasn’t comfortable speaking Korean but then he’s quiet in the US too 😂 He’s quiet in any language 💚
            And Jackson has been speaking English for a long time. He went to an international school even before he became a trainee so he is very fluent and comfortable with English.
            Although I think the one who speaks the most in the US is usually Bambam. He is almost like their leader when they’re in the US (he is even the MC for their concerts). He makes sure that the interviews go smoothly and everyone has a chance to talk. I’m really impressed by how quickly Bam has improved. About four or five years ago he could barely speak English but now he is very comfortable speaking English.

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Ok, Tablo\’s podcast has me excited. I hope it is good. This is the 2 min introduction and I cant understand who he says Haru asked him about.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7js70t6kAqxbdKYTpePXHf?si=Hvos5l4CTN2mOR9og9h5Rg

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    I cannot wait to hear his rambling random thoughts. He’s already a delight on Twitter.

    (He’s talking about the Avengers Movies and Haru was asking him if someone was Thanos.)

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      Thank you! I am a casual Avengers watcher which might be why I could not make that out. Her opening was adorable. I love a good podcast so am excited and also feel like he could possibly pull some interesting k entertainment guests if he decides to do that.

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        I wonder if he’s gonna stick to more pop culture and light topics or if he’s going to get into heavier stuff like the scandals rocking kpop right now, especially as Epik High was at YG for a while. I will listen either way and I’m pretty sure it’ll be awesome regardless, but I do wonder what he thinks of all this. I don’t feel like he needs to comment, but as someone who has both personally felt public backlash and is in the industry it would certainly be something he has insight on. I do look forward to see who he pulls as guests though.

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          He is definitely leaving it open in terms of defining what type of show it will be. He is definitely in a place to give some good insight on the scandals, the way the companies are set up, and also the differences between being an artist in Korea and those expectations vs expectations of international fans and promoters.

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            I think he’s one of the few artists who has a real idea of what it’s like to be in both the western and kpop music scenes. Even though Epik High doesn’t do english albums, I think Tablo, due to his history with the vitriol of the k-neitz, has a different understanding of the Korean public versus the western one. I mostly wonder about his feelings in regard to artists he’s worked with like B.I. who are now basically excommunicated from the korean entertainment industry. I agree what B.I. did wasn’t right, but I feel that he really got the short end of the stick regarding his behavior, and he didn’t deserve to have his career destroyed. He’s so talented and I sincerely hope he is able to come back to music one day.

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            @snarkyjellyfish I’m not knowledgeable about the more independent labels and artist but I keep hoping that I will see BI picked up by one. Or at least contribute on someone else’s track or album just to get his foot back in the door. Maybe by the new year he will pop back up again.

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            I suspect it’ll take a little longer than that – the k-neitz are out for blood (rightfully re: Burning Sun) and they are vicious. I feel like he needs to just go and quietly do his military service and then when he comes back in two years things will have quieted down enough for him to make a comeback – either independently or with a smaller label. I think he probably has a better chance by coming back up through the writing/producing arena before releasing stuff himself. I could see Tablo giving him a chance, but I think there needs to be some space before his comeback.

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    I just saw the excerpt , on YT, about Haru asking questions during the Avengers movie and it was hilarious.

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      Also thanks for introducing the podcast. Just signed up to Spotify to listen to it!

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      One of the funniest things about that conversation was they (he and his manager Eddie Nam) were talking about the different generations an Tablo said his was a millenial. I was looking at my phone wondering how young does he thinks he is? When told he was Generation X he was shocked, lol. Eddie was like, um, yeah you are that old, lol.

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Watching the first ep of season 11 of the Canadian show Heartland. This show is such a comfort watch for me. For awhile now the majority of the shows I watch are Asian dramas so it is a bit shocking to see facial lines, pores and even stubble. It reminds me of when decades ago I first started watching British shows after only watching American ones.

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    I used to watch that show. I think I got up to season 6 or 7 and then the latest season wasn’t available on Netflix so I stopped watching. It was such a heartwarming show and Canada looks so beautiful.

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      I dont know why it always surprises me when I run into fans of it.
      The scenery is so beautiful as are the animals. I also like looking at the western outfits and homes. But my favorite part is, besides lots of women characters, all the different relationships that have formed.
      Netflix has it up to season 11 if you ever want to try it again.

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    Ah! I binge watched the first 9 or 10 seasons of this a couple of summers ago! That was a few months before I discovered K-dramas. Enjoyed it 🙂

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    What happened when you first started watching British shows?

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      Lol, worded that weird. But British shows and some movies have leads that might be over a size zero and be over the age of 30. They do not all have perfect teeth and so on.
      I remember when I discovered As Time Goes By and Keeping Up Appearances and was surprised that the leads had to all be over their 50s. Patricia Rutledge did great physical comedy and she was 60 or so.

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        I understood perfectly! Ok, got it.

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        British comedy is the best. It’s much better than American comedy in my opinion. More sarcasm, more word play, and a nice combination of dirty and cerebral humour. American humour tends to allow the dirty and the vulgar overpower the intellectual for the most part).

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          My brit coms are very outdated, lol. I haven’t kept up with them. The last American comedies I last was into were ABC’s sitcoms like The Middle, The Goldbergs and so on though haven’t kept up the last couple years.

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          I don’t care for British comedy. I have never found it funny. I do like some of their dramas though.

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    “stubble” that made me laugh out loud! Thank you!

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    Are you Canadian?! Heartland is a CBC staple and I think I may have watched some of the first season years and years ago.

    I almost never watch North American shows now. I think the last show I really sat down and watched was The Good Wife (which is actually really really good). After finishing TGW last summer, I tried watching The Good Fight (sequel of The Good Wife) but I couldn’t get into it at all.

    I love all of the European shows even now, although I have a terrible time figuring out what to watch. In December, I watched a great Norwegian show called Skam (which means “Shame”). If you’re ever interested, the third season is great.

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      Nope, I’m American. This made me laugh a bit cause I recently had a discussion with @13infamyss about how we do not take our shoes of on entering a house and how Canadians do. One of us was shocked and the other grossed out lol.

      I will have to look up Skam. I dont think I’ve ever watched a Norwegian show.

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        Hmmm, do Americans not take off their shoes upon entering? I didn’t know that. In fact, I didn’t even know most Canadians do remove their shoes! I don’t think I’ve ever notice in any case, in that I thought my family took of their shoes for cultural reasons. My cousins in America, who are also Pakistani, also remove their shoes upon entering houses.

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          Where are you from Maq?

          I’ve been researching a whole lot of this “Canadian-taking off shoes” since my discussion with Beverly, and online says it’s become our custom because we get snow more than half of the year (in where I live it’s almost 10/12), and you don’t want your muddy winter boots all over your house. In my case, it’s close to second nature that I never questioned why we do it. We just do! 😬 I asked my fiancé’s opinion on this and since he knows friends and family in the US, he agreed that it’s uncommon for most American households to do this. He could enter someone’s house with shoes on in the US. But he’s never been in a Canadian household where it was okay to have shoes on.

          http://www.livingabroadincanada.com/2010/01/06/living-in-canada-take-your-shoes-off/

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            I’m from Canada! I was born in the States and spent the first bit of my life there, but we moved north when I was about 5.

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          Whenever I watch a k-drama and they remove their shoes I always think, “Dang your entire outfit is ruined now.” Lol. I don’t keep my shoes on in the house if I’m not going back out but I don’t remove them at the door. I do have some friends that remove their shoes at the door.

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            Hmmm, that’s very interesting actually! Removing shoes at the door is like second nature for me at this point, but, strictly speaking, it’s not always the most efficient course of action.

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        It would be interesting to know how else we differ! I searched on YT and the videos I saw are pretty much stereotypes of our differences. Not very much insightful to me. Here’s one example https://youtu.be/3liA1GLKbW4

        I guess we’ll never know until a topic is brought up again and we get a different perspective culture-wise! 😬

        But two things that always stump me are your guys use of Fahrenheit and miles vs our Celsius and kilometres!

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          The Celsius, kilometer, and centimeters is like a different language that I have to use Google translate for. Then of course if watching or reading something from the UK I have to remember what a stone is.
          A bag of milk? And did he say one of those little bags cost 4 dollars?

          Definitely have the thought that Canadians are polite though makes me sad that Americans would be thought of as rude. I have heard from some people from other countries that Americans do seem loud when they visit though usually friendly, lol.

          I love seeing the cultural differences.

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            Oh, and I lock my doors.

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            He said quite a lot of subjective stuff which find pretty common from the YT videos I have seen.

            “Canadians more polite” is def subjective. We all have different personalities. But I do agree that we tend to say sorry a lot. I noticed when I’m making my way through the crowd, I’d say excuse me and sorry at the same time! Weird. I’m trying to fix that. Saying Sorry is more of a reflex to me which I guess sends wrong message sometimes; sorry but not sorry 🙃

            And we def lock our doors and have security alarms. Well maybe back in the day, this might be true, but not in this day and age.

            I’ve seen bag of milk being sold but I’m not too familiar with it. It’s not our favourite drink, so we don’t buy/look for it often!

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            @13infamyss I’m a huge fan of the Ken Sullivan adaptation of Anne of Green Gables and I loved the way Gilbert Blythe (Jonathan Crombie) said “sorry” and of course “about”.

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          Units of measurement are used inconsistently in my home. My parents were raised in a Commonwealth country, but they also spent over a decade in the States, so my parents using metric units for some things and imperial units for others. For example, my dad is more comfortable expressing distances and speeds using miles rather kilometers. On the other hand, my parents are very happy to use Celsius rather than Fahrenheit.

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            So you are probably conversant in both. I find that so interesting when people live some where for a long time and pick up certain elements of that culture to take with them when they move.

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            I have some basic sense of what a mile is for instance or how to reason in miles/hour. But if you ever asked me to tell you what the temperature outside is in Fahrenheit, I’d be left flummoxed.

            I find it interesting as well. My parents have a lot of weird tics and habits which they’ve developed as a result of moving between countries. I know other people are like this as well, and I always wonder how they get new things which they’ve imbibed from different cultures to cohere together and whether they experience dissonance. It wouldn’t surprise me, for instance, if adoption of new mores, habits, and beliefs precipitated a kind of generalized Diderot effect (probably something worth looking up one day when I have more time).

            Some of the most interesting conversations I’ve ever had involve people from other countries and cultures sharing their perspective about aspects of Canadian, Western, or Pakistani culture.

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      I’ve never watched any TV shows at all since I discovered my love for Asian dramas. And that was more than a decade ago! I’m aware of what shows are airing because people at work and/or friends talk about them, but I do not have any clue what they’re talking about. 😰 But I don’t feel like I’m missing out either. It just sucks that I don’t have anybody to talk to about Asian dramas in real life. Heh. That’s why I’m very grateful for dramabeans.

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Doing some house cleaning and listening to Dramas with a Side of Kimchi. Whoever rec\’d the podcast here, than you. I like a fun podcast. It is making me want to look at the kisses in Reply 1997 again. Maybe because I was so focused on Sig I didnt notice if she was leaning back. I do need to check out more of his work.

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    What did they say about the 1997 kisses?

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      Oh, they are big fans of them, lol. At the end they take the vote for their favorites. But one of the co-hosts noticed how often Eun-ji leans back from him. Though they mention for a couple of the kisses it makes sense in the context of the story, but also wondered if because she was so new and her idol image if she was not as confident in the scenes as he. They loved the Jung So-min/Sig kisses in Hundred Million Stars because she seemed just as comfortable as he.

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There was a short discussion about the attractiveness of different actors in the comments and it reminded me of this post on Brad Pitt, lol. He is someone I look at and can see how handsome he is but I\’ve never been attracted to him, but do think he is a good and charismatic actor.
In this write up she talks about his \”gait\” and how hot it is. How he moves and wears clothes and never looks awkward and I agree he does have a way of using his body. I was trying to think of drama stars that might embody this, but it is different because I dont know them off screen like many of us know Brad.
First that came to mind is Gong Yoo. When I first saw him in CP I definitely noticed the way he moves and the way he wears clothes. The other is
Takuya Kimura in Pride. I thought he was sexy and I think it had to do with his \”gait\” lol.
This is the post it\’s fun reading and am curious who it makes you think of? https://www.laineygossip.com/brad-pitts-hot-gait-at-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-uk-premiere/57206

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    brad Pitt has nothing on Christopher Walken or Jeff Goldblum… though I did acknowledge him as actor after Joe Black.

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      Lol, I was not expecting these two.

      It feels like ages since I’ve seen Christopher Walken in anything.

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      For me is Keanu Reeves. He’s such a charisma!

      I couldn’t acknowledge Leonardo DiCaprio and after several independent films he made, I was like, this guy is something! People didn’t believe me that he’d played alongside Johnny Depp in Kusturica’s movie Arizona dream. He was fantastic.

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        Loved Keanu and still love him. Johnny Depp was my big crush in the 90s, but cant say the same now.

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          Keanu is legit perfect man. he seems like a superempath aka very sensitive to others´ stress and suffering. that can be good or bad… but it is great that there are some on this planet.,

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          Johnny Depp was perfect confused William Blake. Dead Man brought me to William Blake’s poetry. I should rewatch it. And Edward Scissorhands… Lately I’m not anymore in mood of k-drama so it’s time to return to good cinematography.

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        wasn´t it Gilbert Grape tho… and that was by the swedish director, what was he… Leo was the little brother who climbed the water tower.
        although Arizona dream is a fun movie, utterly entertaining.

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          Oh, yeah! Of course Gilbert Grape!!! My memory has some issues lately. Loved him as well in the Rimbaud Verlaine movie. Lots of people didn’t believe me that it was LC in those movies. I refused to watch Titanic for ages until my late twenties and I hated that song, still not my cup of tea but maybe it’s because it was played like every 5 minutes in each media for few months.

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    Richard Armitage, especially as Mr. Thornton, but basically in everything.

    Also, not only does Lee Sun-kyun have a fantastic voice (I could listen to him read the phone book), but he also has very distinct body movements that get me every time. He does this head tilt thing while simultaneously shift his weight, and I don’t know why, but…..yeah, I like that.

    (I don’t get the Brad Pitt thing. I never have, and probably never will. Oh, and Tom Cruise too. Don’t get that one either.)

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      I can see Lee Sun-kyun doing that in my head now that you mention it. Sometimes there is just something about the way someone moves or speaks.
      It is making me think of that line from My So Called Life. Something about Jordan Catalono and loving the way he leans. Lol.

      Richard Armitage has that great voice too. I loved that he was chosen to be Dawn French’s love interest at the end of Vicar of Dibley.

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    There are quite a few actors whom I think are “good looking” or “handsome” in an objective sense, but by whom I have never felt moved. Examples include Michael Fassbender, Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Song Joongki, Kim Woo-bin, Lee Min-ho, etc. And then there are some people whom I will go to my grave thinking they’re not even all that great looking (ex: Nam Goong-min, Ji-soo, Ji-sung, Nam Joo-hyuk, etc.). But this is all completely irrelevant to the topic I guess 😅.

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When The Devil: I started it and am loving the feel of it, though surprised it feels lighter than I expected. Yet, I’m too tired for an over an hour drama tonight. I kind of skimmed some scenes and though I know it is Lee El would see that platinum hair and wonder why Chanyeol was in it. So, yeah, too tired tonight.

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    Omg I was wondering who Lee El reminded me of. 😀 EXO-SC Chanyeol ! haha how could I have missed it

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    I have been shifting to c dramaland recently because of this reason as well. The episodes are nearly 1h 15 min and might just get longer as time passes by. It is too much. Even if there is good content, the retention becomes low. 40 min of a c drama are perfect but well again they have more epiaodes so almost the same amount of hours in total but you just don’t feel tired because of the short length of a single episode.

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      Yes, sometimes the I’m hesitant with C dramas because of the #of eps, but the length of the eps can be perfect. It is funny because then o will sometimes watch more than one ep which is around the length of a k drama but it doesn’t feel like it.

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I still haven’t pressed play on the last ep of Go Go Squid.
But I did want to say a Thank You to all the Beanies who made this watch that much more fun and special.

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    Yay thanks beanies!! As always you guys are the best spazzmates 😘 till next drama again!

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    Yup thank you guys for raving about a show that intrigued us late comers so much. I started watching midway but it was all because of the interesting posts and gifs, also who am I kidding ahem Li Xian.

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    Same here! I’m not sure I want to finish it – all the squeeing together was so much fun!
    But today is Friday – which means 3 days to catch up on Before We Get Married.
    Who else is watching that show? I know several of us have chatted about both of them together.

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      I’m still watching Before We Get Married but who knows how long before the new ep gets subbed.

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    Thanks for the company, Squid Squad! You really made watching more enjoyable. I’m still not done with the gifs and I still have some Li Xian photos I wanna post so it’s not over yet. At least, not for me. Haha

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This was such an unexpected but sweet romance.

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