Beanie level: Errand boy

Between yesterday and today I binged Tharntype. There are 2 eps left. I know better than this. I binge to catch up to a halfway done drama, with 2 eps a week thank you, to catch up to watch the finale, or to consume a completed drama. None of this 2 weeks left after an intense binge. 🙄

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    And… what did you think?

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      Trying not to turn this into a rambling essay.
      Type: I like his over blunt, big emotions, prickly nature. It can make him a dick, but he usually will be honest and admit that he was one. His prejudices and hate filled speech are hard to take. I think this aspect and his past trauma is maybe a story that is too big for this drama to properly tell, though I appreciate that he didnt magically out grow it in one episode.
      He is too violent towards Tharn though, odd though it sounds, some of it I dont mind, probably because Tharn doesnt. I mean the kick under the table type and then Tharn tickles him…their thing not mine. I had a friend who, when exasperated or annoyed, would hit or push her guys arm and then he’d kiss her and….whatever their thing.

      Tharn besides the kissing Type’s chest when he was drunk I like. He is definitely a care taker type.
      Though his senior….whoa. Not ok, no matter how Tharn and his brother spin it.
      So overall yes, I like the show.

      One BL that I really enjoyed this year that i dont see mentioned is Seven Days: Monday -Thursday. It is Japanese and I thought it was just really sweet and gentle love story. Though more about the emotional and the first tip into falling for each other than the physical.

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        I did actually write a blog post on this if you’re interested
        http://invisibledragon.home.blog/2019/12/03/752/

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          A lot of good points, but that high school kid rapes Techno?? I just thought it was creepy his brother would trade private pictures of him. I didnt realize this was a prequel and it explains all these side characters.

          Whenever Type gets mad that Tharn is treating him like a girl I love that Tharn’s reply is just, “I’m treating you like my boyfriend. “

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            Some things might make more sense if you saw Love by Chance first. The rape happens in the last episode of that and involves him conspiring with Techno’s brother to basically wait till he’s too drunk to do anything about it and let him “have his way” with him. I live in terror the show is going to come back with Techno and the creepster friend as a couple. I wouldn’t put it past them.

            As for the other plotlines, if you saw LBC you’d already know that Tar broke up with Tharn following what I think was a gang rape. Which is kind of hard on Tharn because he never knew what happened and his boyfriend dumped him, his best friend blamed him and the band broke up. So he lost his boyfriend, best friend and band in one fell swoop and never understood why. That’s why he’s so clingy and gets so upset about the idea of breaking up.

            By the time Love by Chance happens, Tar has clearly confided in both Tharn and Type and regularly seeks out Type to talk to, much to Tum’s confusion. Tar and his stepbrother Tum are in love (spare me BL stepbrother plotlines urgh) but Tar is too traumatised by what happened to him. Which is funny because in Love By Chance, the Tar and Tum plotline is exactly the same – these tertiary characters glumping around their own plotline boring everybody.

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        Of course when I wrote that I hadn’t yet seen the last two episodes and would now add “please stop punching your boyfriend, Type”.

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          Maybe he could at least punch only Tharn’s creepy stalker.

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            Like I said – don’t get me started on the creepy paedo.

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            But during that scene I might have said out loud “YOU’RE PUNCHING THE WRONG PERSON, TYPE”.

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            I so wanted that guy to get punched. I was rooting for Type to completely lose his control with him.

            Interesting discussion they had afterwards though. Type sees the sex as wrong, but maybe not if it had been with an older woman. Tharn sees sex as sex no matter who with, but doesn’t see it as wrong either way.

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            But also @bcampbell1662 I just find it interesting that he’s like “yeah, I didn’t enjoy it but I consented to it, it’s fine and he’s still a part of my life and sex is sex but also I can’t tolerate being on the bottom anymore and use sex to try to manipulate and control people now like he did to me, but it’s all good, no issue here”.

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Puttering around the house which means podcast time. Debating between the new Tablo one or the new Long Yak spoiler addition……though I have not watched either Perfume or Search WWW.
I’m tempted to try and finish one more k drama before the year is through…..maybe. I’m leaning mostly toward My Strange Hero or Special Labor Inspector.

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    I loved My Strange Hero so I’m always going to recommend that.

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    I liked my Strange Hero too but it honestly can’t hold a candle to Inspector Jo. Inspector Jo is PERFECT!

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      Both are broken into the half hour eps, maybe I will watch them together.

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      I agree with @midnight.
      Strange Hero if you want more of a rom-com set in high school, with the fluffiest lead ever.
      Inspector Jo if you want more of com, awesome teamwork, and some sweet rom. It’s just FUN.

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I’m stopping in the middle of Lucas imitating Taemin’s Famous choreography to share. This is one is good.
Got to say I dont see the resemblance of Baekhyun to the Gingerbread Man, Lol.

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Spotify the year end wrap up came out. I love this.
67,221 minutes listening to music.
Top Songs:
Want
Tempo
Countless
Gashina
I Wanna Be

Top artist:
Taemin
SHINee
Pentagon…interesting, because still their older music with Dawn.
EXO
iKon

Though majority from Korea I had artist from 34 different countries.

This is new, but they did seasons:
Winter: Want by Taemin
Spring: Return by iKON
Summer: Tomorrow, Today by JJ Project
Fall: Face by Woosung

Favorite new artist: Drunken Tiger, but only two songs did I have on repeat, lol.

They showed the albums but I know what was an album listen and just a song.

But my top listen since 2017, when I started with Spotify, is Hamilton. The sad thing is I dont think they have the full album up anymore.

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    hmmm mine didn’t have seasons..prolly cos hot and rainy aren’t official seasons..hehehe but Ikon was my top artist and the instrumental from Player ended up as one of the top songs 😃

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      Oh, that is interesting. One of the slides was like in the winter and showed 4 album cover and then next slide in spring….
      It’s so fun to look at and then they give a nice playlist.

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        Ahh ok i looked back n mine showed the months Instead of seasons. Anyhow it was interesting to see our listening pattern laid out like that.

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Fell into a YouTube rabbit hole because of Mamamoo’s Hip and came across Han from Stray Kids reaction. I’m sure many have seen it, but it makes me smile so I have to share. Pure joy.

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I like that raspy tone. I’m surprised I like it so much, it has a bit of an early 80s sound to me that is not always a favorite. But it’s fun and his voice carries it.

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    I love his SUJU isn’t afraid to try different genres with every comeback, even for the solo work of the members

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Not feeling well and counting down the work hours. On a break in a corner chair with a playlist on shuffle and this came on. It feels so relaxing. I just really love his voice.

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Just randomly started watching the Super Junior ep of Ask Us Anything. I know nothing about him, but this is just to say he is cute.

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    Just went back and listened to the Super Junior deep dive ep of Ask Me About Kpop. From doing this deep dive one of the hosts decided this was her bias. It’s because he has a good face, good neck, good singer and is a short tempered and cusses…..🤣🤣.

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      Suju is absolutely crazy! I’m not really into Kpop but I’m really into Suju. I find myself getting new biases within the group every comeback. One minute I’m all about Yesung (the pictured beautiful human) and the next it’s DongHae. It’s an amazingly crazy group!

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    He is Yesung. One of Super Junior’s vocals. My bias is Eunhyuk! Have you listened to their songs?

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      I’ve just heard a couple of their really popular ones.

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    He also sang Cindrella’s Sister OST – It Has To Be You

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTvBHqUslog

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#winter listening party.

This video is beautiful, the whole aesthetic. Watched it a couple days ago around the first snowfall. Her voice sounds lovely.

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Just taking a moment to say I\’m glad I bought some chocolate today, because I just watched the opening credits to Chocolate.
Does anyone know who is singing the theme?

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I know the summer is the time for the island listening party, but how about a winter one? Mostly because I’m
looking for some new music, lol. So kpop holiday OR winter themed music. Actually let’s open it up to any that you like and want to share not just Korean. Maybe just for a limited time this weekend, not trying to spam the wall indefinitely.
Not kpop and definitely in the holiday genre , but this one continues to surprise me:

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    I posted a song for you on my wall. Hope you like it. His voice is what it’s about.

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The World Owes Me a First Love

This cat is so cute. I kind of want one.

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First snowfall of the year. Twice I\’ve had a Spotify playlist on shuffle as I\’ve walked in it and twice Stay With Me by Punch and Chanyeol has cone on from the Goblin OST. Perfect.🌨

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    I’ve been on a Goblin OST kick since it’s been colder here too. Goblin just puts me in the winter spirit! Forget Christmas carols!

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Oh, Nokdu I\’m going to miss you.
I\’m going to have to try and stay off the wall until I watch tonight\’s ep. It is hard because I find myself randomly checking during the day without even realizing it

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We might get a rain/snow mix this week. Yay! I wish I lived somewhere what has more chances of snow.
When people are looking for a winter watch to curl up with what would you rec?

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    I have never seen snow in my life. It is a kind of distant dream now 😅

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      Oh, I think it is magical. Of course if I lived somewhere that breaks snowfall records I might change my mind, lol.
      Now I really wish, if you want to, that you someday have a chance to travel somewhere with snow.
      That you can stand in it and breath that cold pure air and feel the silence. I wish I could describe it.

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        i was in switzerland earlier this year.. and that was the best rain/snowflakes fall..down south
        and then full on snowfall up north

        this was somehow better than US

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          Probably because you were in Switzerland, lol. It must of been very beautiful. It looks like a beautiful country.

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            oh it is.. i have visited other european countries..but switzerland is super picturesque..
            like literally a painting.. the blues and greens and storybook cute pink houses

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    Mine:
    Healer (of course). This show just made me happy and it has snow kisses….with real snow.
    Just Between Lovers. Hard themes but also healing. I liked that it doesnt sugar coat that grief or tragedy change a person becomes a part of them. But so much love in this one.
    Goblin. I’m one of the ones who liked this and watched it during a very could winter. The cinematography was so beautiful, I found it immersive, and Gong Yoo.
    A Love So Beautiful. Sweet, gentle, and a little meandering.
    Tokyo Bandwagon. This was a sweet little show. Low key romance centered around a family, its bookstore, and the neighborhood.

    Any of the Gaskell adaptations.
    Vicar of Dibley if you’d like to take a holiday to the English countryside and meet some kind but very quirky characters.

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Newest ep of Ask Me About Kpop\’s newest ep is about duets. Zion T and Crush have an interesting story.
Anyway with all the negative things that happened in kpop this year they want listeners to send in a positive. Their one, just one, best or defining kpop moment of 2019 and tell them why. They want to share some of them in December. Anyway, I know there are Beanies who love music and the artists and just thought maybe you\’d feel inclined to share. The info is at the end of the ep before their weekly recs.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7eb1jr84wsMfB3NVA3xVr2?si=L5wk5vmXT0izqTt3iqyQOg

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Tempted to start Psychopath Diary, but too late for me if there are gruesome bits.
Curious to what beanie first impressions will be.

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    Did not like it. I will see tomorrow if it improves but not enough Park Seon hoon as he is the only interesting character, and he is the serial killer.

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    Knowing myself l’ll complain about the gruesomeness and watch it anyway (I’ll probably skip parts then), heh.

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    It’s not as gruesome as Hell is Other People or Voice. It is more of a comedy so I don’tthink they’ll go there. There were some blood splatters though.

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Nokdu ep 30.

I was just cheering on and appreciating all the strong bad ass women coming to the rescue for themselves and others and then that freaking Dowager Queen popped her head up.

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    That Dowager Queen did not need to exist, in my opinion, aishh

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Nokdu ep 25:

There is something about the way he catches up to her and takes her hand again in this scene that I find so endearing.

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Extraordinary You:

I need the writer to recycle her story and characters one more time.
Except this time in stage and shadow I need Baek Kyung and Do-hwa to be the bestest friends. I know many like the Do-hwa/Haru pairing but I think a puppy and a cat would be much more fun than two puppies playing together. The one all introvert, cynical, judging everyone and finding them lacking and dont think about touching him and the other all outgoing, optimistic, thinking everyone is so cool, and always looking for a shoulder to lean on.

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