Beanie level: Noble idiot

In the midst of a plague, all the giggles in Episode 12 of Lucky Romance reminded me that there is always something to squeee over.

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My city is on lockdown, with an 8pm curfew and local travel banned. School cancelled for a month and offices encouraged to telecommute until further notice. When life mimics drama.

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    It may be a big inconvenience, but be safe and healthy out there, dear Beanie. This, too, shall pass.

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    My country is lockdown, and people are supposed to be on the streets only to go to work or to buy food.
    I have to go to work, so that’s the only time I get out of my house. I’d rather work home, but I can’t.
    Please, stay safe!!

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I’ll Find You On a Beautiful Day really reminds me of the musical Into the Woods, where the forest is a wild, untamed place where unclear paths force choices that help you understand yourself.

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Must get over the guilt of dropping dramas. It’s like my Mom telling me to finish my food — and those “Continue Watching” prompts really get naggy.

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““Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.” – Wind in the Willows

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    Someone has been watching “I’ll Go To You When the Weather is Nice” 😉😉😉😏😏😏

    How do you find it so far??

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      Very soothing! (I never thought I’d use that adjective for a DRAMA, lol.) Music, cinematography, the way the actors talk all make me feel like I’m escaping, just like Mok Hae Won. I like it, and curious where they’ll take it.

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        That’s actually a very adequate way of describing it, I feel the same 😊😊

        I read the character descriptions on the Wiki page, and I’m praying to the drama land gods that it won’t get too makjang 😅😅

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I LOVED Wind in the Willows when I was child. Thanks to “I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day” I suddenly want to reread it.

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This just squeezed my heart. I dont like Season 2 as much as Season 1, but lines like this make me remember why I can’t leave Doldam Hospital.

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My FB wall is exploding from friends who aren\’t even KDrama fans saying they can\’t get over Crash Landing on You. Welcome to the rabbit hole, friends. Grab a seat, have some tea. We are all mad here.

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    We are all mad here

    Yes, yes we are and it’s wonderful.

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    Thank you Netflix (didn’t think I’ll say this) but so many can watch because of that.

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    I’m selfishly hoping it’s in the US so Netflix will pick up more “true” currently airing K-dramas with a set length.

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I feel like a traitor BUT the best dramas for my sanity in 2019 were CDramas: Untamed for epic story telling, Go Go Squid for happy feels. Is it time to think of not just Kdrama but Asian drama?

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    Not sure, but I suspect that the site’s owners have some special connection to S. Korea (govt, networks, agencies, PPL sponsors, etc, etc). So non-Korean discussions might be an unwelcome distraction, tolerated because they want the site to be popular and friendly.

    PS: a really clever person might be able to pin down the ownership a bit by tracking which shows get lots of attention and which get neglected, an looking for patterns of links to specific companies.

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    I’d bring my C drama babbling to another website but there’s unfortunately none that has a community like DB.

    I didn’t consciously made an effort to watch C dramas but this year kdramas were really underwhelming and C dramaland had some really amazing ones.

    On another note, I noticed some new beanies whose posts seem to promote kdramas. They don’t discuss or engage(at least from the little that I’ve observed), they just post on fanwall and that’s it. I was wondering if these were ‘engaged’ to promote more on kdrama?

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      The community here can be hardly found somewhere else. There are sites that do c dramas and at times T dramas too but there is nowhere as civil as it is here. Idk if there is some promotion of korean content here but I have never seen non korean drama discussion being censored in any way so DB still remains an open space.

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    But… What about Be melo? I will have to say this was the only kdrama that I enjoyed this year. But there were better dramas, my favorite being a Taiwanese drama and my happy go lucky show being C drama Arsenal Military Academy which I liked better than GGS but enjoyed them both. Kdramas were lackluster in leaving an impression this year like I easily got over them once they finished.

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    This is why I spam the fanwall with my cdrama love 😅 I’ve watched more cdramas this year than kdramas. And the last few months I’ve just not really felt like watching any kdramas.

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This has been a stressful month with bad news and work stress coming one after another. Then I pretend my drama is a Kdrama.

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    Mine has always been say the word ‘gasp’ and then move on.

    Plot twist it nice too.

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      I say things too, but typing them here would probably get me kicked off this site.

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        Oh, I get it. I have been there as well. I mean, I don’t want to say I have a mouth like a drunken sailor. But I am not, not going say that I do.

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\”I\’ll remind you everyday what an amazing person you are, so you never forget.\” – When the Camellia Blooms, Episode 4.
Skip the fireworks and roses, guys. This is what every woman really wants.

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Drama is good for your health! The full article on Women’s Health (Your Brain on a Romcom) also says it can help insomnia, and belly laughs lower blood pressure as much as exercise.

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Why I love a feel-good drama.

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    Now you gotta tell me which fairytale this is. I need to read/watch it! 😉

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      Sorry for late reply, I was down with a horrible flu! Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors😊 He references a lot of myths to talk about human condition — philosophical but very whimsical and witty! He wrote the graphical novel series Sandman (SO GOOD!!!), Good Omens (where an angel and demon team up to stop the apocalypse and the anti-christ gets switched as a baby and is raised by a countryside couple — hysterical!), American Gods (a novel about gods that people forgot), Coraline, . He also wrote childrens books which he reads in Youtube. You can search for him there to get an idea of his style. I LOVE HIM.❤

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Move over, coffee: today is a job for alcohol. Happy Friday!

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My 10-yr-old daughter catches a scene from my Kdrama. Alex: “Why is he watching her sleep?” Me: “He secretly loves her.” Alex: “That’s sort of romantic…but mostly creepy.”😂😂😂

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Articles on Sulli\’s death and the dark underbelly of the K entertainment industry makes me think about how lonely our idols must be, and the pain they hide to help US \”escape\”. #RESPECT.

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    What do the writers say? Are they blaming the industry and the culture? Or are they still hiding behind the personal issues excuse?

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      I see many articles and people coming out against malicious comments. To the extent that someone has proposed a bill after Sulli’s name for taking action against malicious comments. Sadly, all this is happeneing after her death. But yeah many people are realizing that the hate agaibst her was one of the main reasons that lead to her demise.

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        If these haters could be slowed down it would be great but they are not the problem, they are consequence. They had to go after the cause, what creates these idols and these haters? Where do their vicious village mentality and anger come from? Until they deal with that, the haters will simply find a new way to spread their violence which their society has told them was their right all along.

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        I can’t understand internet trolling and anti-fans. Don’t like someone, then don’t follow. Nobody is forcing anyone to like a song, drama or celeb. What can a normal human being gain from posting vicious comments? Are they paid to be a-holes? I don’t get it.

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          I’d never even knew what antifans were before knowing more about their culture. I’d be interested in knowing how much does it even exist in the West.

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      Lawmakers are trying to pass an anti cyberbullying bill, and theres a few opinion pieces that quote anonymous industry insiders who criticized a system that neglects lesser-known actors (so big agencies only protect “profitable” stars). And a lot talk about the toxic and judgmental fan culture, where “no dating” is practically an unspoken contract clause, and Kpop idols are sold thru personality not talent (which is why they are given images and then placed in reality shows sl they can act out that image — thus getting fan support even before an album is launched). Just reading about those gives me stress hives.

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        It always confused me the mentality that these idols can’t date. Even if I might like an actor/idol that doesn’t mean I can’t allow them to date someone, it’s their life and they deserve happiness like everyone else. But it’s this weird and sickening idea that they belong to the fans so no one can have them. They are placed on these pedestals to just be objects for the fans to love and abuse as they please and it’s quite gross to me, as they are no longer seen as people.

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          EXACTLY. Every time I hear the word “scandal” I am like what is so scandalous about 2 consenting adults liking each other?

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        That’s why I despise their variety shows, it’s all part of the scam.

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My 82-year-old Mom after a marathon of Untamed: \”Honestly I don\’t understand half of what\’s going on, but it\’s all very pretty. He\’s very pretty too.\” 😂😂😂😂

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    So much pretty. The director did an awesome job!

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    who is the “he”.. white one or black one or yellow ones

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      Hmm, I can see the white one and the black one but…who’s the yellow ones?

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        yellow yellow dirty fellow..

        lol.. the liang’s .. peacock’s side

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      Hmmm I will have to ask her, but I’d have a hard time choosing myself (equal-opportunity pretty😂).

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    That’s all that matters in the end! 🤣

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    😂😂 that was me in my first watch for the first 10 Episodes lol.
    But I am so surprised that she stayed till the end! Did she need subtitles to understand what was being said?

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      We’re on Ep 23. It’s a slow watch, since she gets tired after 2 or 3 eps and takes a tea break, then we have to rewind so she remembers where we were…
      There are some confusing bits, maybe bec so much is lost in the subs. Maybe I’ll rewatch, or is there a good episode guide? But Ma doesn’t mind, she’s just enjoying the ride. And I’m enjoying her enjoyment😊 she gets bored so easily, but this really entertains her. If you know my Ma, it’s the highest drama praise possible!!!😂

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Work is so crazy-toxic-busy, and business planning sessions feel like those sageuk scenes with ministers chanting, \”Your majesty!\” 😪 (Modern translation: Noted.) #WhatWouldHae-RyungDo

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