Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

ok so the language in money game is complicated but it’s an easy concept if we know history (at least some) but i had to rewatch it like 10 times

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    basically, we all make sure banks arent too big to fail. via government. however no we dont bc corporate interest. when they do predatory loaning for more $ they or whatever else, there will be a crash, and that has lead (in the US it did) to bail outs which means STILL LEVELING CORPORATE INTERESTS instead of using that money and regulating which means expansion of government, which capitalists dont want and bla bla free market. our main person’s dead was a korean milton friedman, but he is against bail out, and so is eun kyung’s char. and then there’s prof heo who seems to be anti capital and was pissed about the first crisis but n ow is…??? idfk

    it’s interesting there’s american ppl in this

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i know shim eun kyung speaks english so HAHHAHAHAH

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nevermind, his father is a milton friedman lookin-ass

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just found out how old go soo\’s wife was when they got married so now i have to deal with this intense annoyance for the next week. goddamnit.

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    “His wife was a 23-year-old college student majoring in art” i’m about to lose it. oh my god.

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he either looks so so similar to im joo hwan to me or i have definitely seen this dude b4…or both….

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whenever i take a break from internet activities i become nicer but also more radical. for this, i am sorry u__u

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    BABY YODA MY CAPITALIST CUTIE FRIEND. i dont watch the show and i sure as shit dont have disney plus but i love this lil guy

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i was about to insult go soo\’s character\’s economist father saying \”milton friedman lookin\’ ass\” but i think his dad is an anti-capitalist economist/theorist LOL WOOPS …

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i cant even think of another IMF failure (US capital\’s fault!) another 2008 (same) and simplify it singularly..so i really really really really hope this show doesn\’t do th!at! is go soo hot? lol

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    i know it’s hard to expect pushing boundaries in the mainstream, in fact i might say it’s impossible to go as far as one could, but we know people are capable of filtering their messages in even within a lens that i dont agree with. parasite wasnt perfect, but it’s a decent example of antagonism and amazing art.

    we knoooow these writers are capable of provocative work that shows talent, creativity, artistry, and vision. and this particular topic is SO fucking sad. the panic i feel even thinking about these crashes and how evil this money is….

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      I don’t want to add to your panic but, well, 2020 will not be a good year. I will be extremely surprised if we don’t get another global financial collapse that will make the others look benign within the next year. I mean, there’s a reason why everyone seems so keen to start a war.

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        you are probably right. i was too young for the 2008 one and when i learned what happened i was, and still am tbh, SHOCKED.

        war terrifies me the most right now. after corbyn’s loss, the assassination, and the potential outcome of the election..2020 is going to be an eye opening year for millenials (and gen z, but their frame of reference is way diffrent.)

        the only thing i can think is: why? i know why in terms of the technical answers but i get stuck on why we would do this to people? it seems so out of our hands

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        also u can imagine who i would like as president even if i dont really care for electoral politics in my personal growth. i want it so badly, i think m4a would be so beneficial even under this system that doesnt work. like health justice is tied into everything else. could u imagine that in america?? but it feels BLEAK thinking that is father out of reach than we would like

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shim eun kyng looks soooo good wiht short hair. wwo im in..love. also i started with ep 4 of money game by mistake so…LOL

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the thing about social commentary that thinks we can reframe within in a capitalist lens is that it just has NO IMAGINATION! none! the human mind is SO EXPANSIVE, we can create anything

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    nothing perfect exists, but if you propel towards a world in a fictional setting you can do ANYTHING FUCKING ANYTHING and that’s the beauty of film and television! we can push life as far as we can go! we can explore every avenue! and we can make up bullshit or what things would look like in a world that we would want! why wouldnt writers want the most ultimate gift?? and that’s what i wish more of thse writers would do. recognize that anything is possible with their pen!!!!!!!!

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      it’s akin to when we make aliens human-like. ok, not exactly. but animals are human-like if they are anthropomorphic, and like avatar (film) they are humans in blue skin, even in that one water movie by GDT, the fish monster had a fucking penis…like….come on LMAO we can create whole worlds man. so outside of our imaginations and we cant even restructure our minds eye when theory exists for it?????? wild!

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        And this is why I usually hate science fiction. Why would an alien look like something I’ve already seen?

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thank u guys for the well wishes (btw — cap season ends jan 22, i am jan 10 so no1 missed it i feel so special kekekek) ok let\’s see how money game will fare

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omg the way they break the fourth wall in this show!

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🥰🥰🥰🥰

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any time a man tries to tell me anything as if we’re living on different planes as humans

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me imagining a world without inequality

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    I hope the next generation gets to see it amara or if magically, we get too in our lives. One big issue with raising the issue of inequality is that many men think that women have everything, they don’t understand what else they need. They forget that this isn’t a men vs women but a people vs society/system kind of debate. We don’t even tell them that hey you are responsible for this, but they think we do. That’s a mess, it’s hard talking to some misogynist men who think you don’t deserve your basic rights because they think you have everthing. Why do I have a mind if someone else can think for me? We have a long way to go but we have nothing but hope.

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      Lol i ended up seeing your other post and realized this wasn’t really about gender inequality (my mind was stuck on a few comments i read on a video about women not having a bsic right and all the men lost their s***) but more so socio economic. I’d probabpy say the same for that too that it’s a people vs system thing but only now are people waking up to the fact that capitalism isn’t a good system. Again unfortunately since it benefits the rich and mostly they rule their countries, they won’t be willing to understand the effect it has on the poor. Equality in all forms is hard to acheive yet as people are just waking up.

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        i agree on all fronts! they’re all entertwined and the socioeconomic factors directly relate to patriarchy, patrilianelism, misogyny, race, everything. i am so happy that we are talking about class but then the labor movement can become reductionist. why is it that women are excluded? and it’s exactly what you said above, men may not understand, or do think we have everything!

        i went to an organizing workshop and we were speaking of problems in the workforce related to race and gender. intersectionality is so important and we forget… it was interesting to hear that many people think the wage gap is NATURAL like capitalism is. as if this isn’t intentional between women, men, and races, women of different races, etc it’s just the way the world is, right?

        in diary of a prosecutor there was this quote, “if things were way better, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now” (about womens rights as mothers and in the workforce) and after allll the exploring ive done and everything ive learned i never thought of it that way LOL

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          Oh I love that quote, I think I’ll be using this from now on. But I don’t expect a positive response, either I will be called ungrateful or delusional. Oh yeah wage gap, capitalism it’s all so natural, yeah sure. It takes some guts to realize that maybe all that we have been fed all this while wasn’t exactly right, but we benefited from that so we didn’t rather couldn’t see the harm it posed someone else. Honestly, Parasite made me see capitalism in a different light, one I have ignored or have thought of as just part of the system but you know the system isn’t right unfortunately and we are destroying the planet due to it as well.

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            this is how powerful art is! i’m so glad you liked it and it made you explore that part of your mind. that’s a huge part of the work. i ignored it, too, or just thought it was too complicated? i dont know, there’s things i paid attention to and things i thought didnt matter.

            and even as a black woman, i have benefited off of plenty, thinking my role in life wouldnt affect others, or discrediting the type of power even i held. i’m just now learning about disability rights and sometimes i smack my head going “WOW” how couldnt i hve thought of this? cos we live in this individualist state of mind!

            luckily, we know this now. luckily, we are NOT going to become the Big Boss, the CEOs, and luckily there are ppl that think this way. seriously i think parasite really put a lot of things in perspective (not the rich ppl who missed the point) and reframed this idea of worth and labor

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            i met a super good friend of mine when i used to work at strbucks. we’ve been friends for 5 years. fem presenting…but she was on hormones for a bit, but had to stop once it was too expensive

            i learned more awful things about this company, like how they spent 10m in publicity to make themselves look good while trying to stop workers from unionizing. in this publicity stunt they lied and said they built this bridge in ethiopia.

            they get a lot of their beans form ethiopia. they wanted to trademark the names of the places these beans, FROM ETHIOPIA, came from. they also were only paying this farmers let’s say 2-5% on every BAG sold, which is obscene.

            turns out, the “bridge” they built was a 10ft slab of concrete that everyone in this ethiopian village wanted out of their town.

            this is just an example and VERY tame idea of how ridiculous and evil this shit is—way worse things like death, inducing more poverty, discrimination etc, but this is a pretty large material condition while they claim they cant have a union.

            so i told my friend this—this is someone who may not know as much as i do when it comes to this stuff but we are both black and it’s a huge part of our understanding of ourselves and how we relate to the world. so politics is something we are on the same page with usually, or i can explain it to her—and her first response was…”well it makes sense why they would do that (10m) because dont they have to make money? i mean we get healthcare* and that’s not cheap for the company”

            and it was another eye opener, even as i try and work on a labor campaign. like, they have done a NUMBER on us. a first response to clearly unethical and gross practice is justification on how a company makes money…wild

            *(if you work x/hrs and hrs arent guaranteed and it’s a huge cost…ur paying to work to live)

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        there are always people going to defend this bullshit and always the dominant ones willing to get angry when we point it out, or generalize in a way that says this STRUCTURE is so poor, so disgusting, and it hurts women so much and it also hurts them (but why do we have to justify wanting to be free?? we have to qualify that other groups will be included too? and we do the most labor to get there..)

        the sad part is, “patriarchy has no gender” as we all adopt these thoughts throughout life. but honestly…i’m a really really idealistic person. i never realized how pie in the sky i could be, because i’ve always thought melancholy came first. but through alllllll the pain, i can see that we’re trying our best. we only have one life to live, i wish we could get the future we want soooo badly, it’s scary to think that one day we won’t be here….but we are putting down the roots. and in our lifetimes there is no way for total peace and change… it’s so sad, it shouldnt be this way, but it’s ok… because life is challenging. but we ARE working towards it and we will get something. i literally refuse to live a life that should support such misery!!!!

        and the best part of it is that this becomes normal. we start talking about it. we share our feelings and we have empathy and the best thing we have done for ourselves, or we are lucky to have the space to, is caring!!!

        tonigti feel better about it than usual. some days i really want to give up. but then i get so excited when people share andwe talk about it. feel less alone. thank you 🙂

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          Yes talking and criticizing it is the first part. I feel dialogue on women’s rights has so much improved since the Metoo movement. Victim blaming has reduced, specially in women.

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oh btw im a capricorn baybeeeee (and a libra rising and pisces moon..who cares but letting u no) i turned 28. lol. crisis continue!

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i MIGHT fuck around and watch money game, too. if it has the right kind of HOT TAKES. we are living in a post-parasite world people we can go as far as we want now!

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    Judging from their adaptation of Leverage, I wouldn’t hold my breath unfortunately. But I’d be interested to hear what you think.

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      same writers or? how bad was the adaptation? i think i looked on mydramalist and the reception waaaasnt so great LOL

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        Not bad writers. Just a show about capitalism that Korea wimped out on and made about evil Chaebols instead.

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          We revolt in the night soon…

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          ok i am starting and will let u know. now that i know more about it i can see what you mean about it possibly failing at what it sets out to do. i cannot imagine how you could fuck up smoething soooo crucial as a massive economic crash/IMF with regards to capitalism and zero in on chaebols instead of oligarchs but…we shall see…I AM PRAYING

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            The problem is that entrenched inequality and unrestrained capital power isn’t something new for Korea and it didn’t start with capitalism.

            They have a concept that probably has a proper name but that I call the Confucian Contract. It’s the belief that entrenched financial inequality is normal but that there is an implicit social contract that those with power will wield it appropriately. So instead of advocating for strong regulation, a social safety net and powerful anti-corruption laws, they instead write stories about how powerful people are wrong for breaking the implicit social contract to not misuse the power given to them by… God, the universe, karma, however you want to put it.

            Until Korea acknowledges the problem is the system and not individuals who choose to do the wrong thing, then they’re going to properly deal with their issues, narratively speaking.

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back on my bullshit 😉

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this will be my diary of a prosecutor ep 8 thread but also TELL ME WHAT YOU\’RE WATCHINGGGGGGGG

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    I BET UVE MISSED MY LONG POSTS JK

    so far i’ve enjoyed everything. all the stories and the writing. i’m pretty impressed. what sticks out most to me, though, is how human they are! and the complex but simple writing. i find that dramas tend to want to do an “all sides.”

    it’s not so much about morality and writing (imo) but if you want to show your societal perspective you have to be realistic…and more often than not things are skewed one way instead of the other. and that’s towards the marginalized. trying to prove that men sexually abuse women, yet they are still abused, isn’t helping our general cause because we think that there’s some sort of equal playing field with no power structures….

    i DO, unfortunately, have a problem with cha because i don’t think she’s being the best she can be. she’s competent, but her attitude is abhorrent and i really resent the things she’s said and the decisions she’s made. i think because jung ryeo won is actually a really good actress but some of her choices are these women that can truly be the worst. i don’t think she can play a type that’s to the letter, or fierce, in a position that takes morality. instead of being thoughtful (im thinking of running mates and lee yo won’s character) it’s this really suffocating woman.

    i think i’d be ok with her if her choices hadnt lead to a murder and a woman starving herself. that REALLY pisses me off. and she cant take responsibility. and the funny thing is on the bullying case i totally agreed with her! but the way she delivered it. and in ep 8? LOL. she can’t see how the way women are treated in the workplace is directly related to why the date rape case was rejected. so when will she grow up???? it’s a testament when i prefer all the men over a particular woman, but i know im finnicky about that.

    i think writers want to show that women can be cold as well (i’ve said this before.) the reason why it works for men is because i have automatically written them off for that, it is your job to now show me why i should like this person BECAUSE that’s a part of patriarchy. why have a woman be unbearable and insensitive in a field that desperately needs sensitivity? just because you’re tired and worn down, doesn’t mean you can’t understand people. right now that’s what’s wrong with her..

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      I HAVE MISSED YOUR LONG POSTS!!!

      Im not watching this show but you’re making me wanna

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        asihgaigo so sweet

        and omg! i really like it! and i think it’s very funny! if ur a fan of ensemble shows/slice of life with a bit of procedural it’s perfect!

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    i know some people will think it’s over the top but this is just a fraction of how we’re treated in the world. being a stay at home mom is unpaid labor. being a working mom and having to do work a woman must do in society (“must”) is unpaid labor. and we get no support. we get the low birth rates in SK but needing women to reproduce AND a booming economy. it’s so skewed against gender and sexual minorities and i hate that women must APOLOGIZE for saying so, or pointing it out. hell no!

    BETTER CONDITIONS FOR MOTHERS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I’m not watching diary of a prosecutor yet but I hopefully will be starting soon after I finish some of my other dramas.
    I’m watching never twice which is a family weekender drama, hate watching heirs and a few cdramas.

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    Soooooo Amaraaaaaaa….
    Nice to have you back, i love war of prosecutors and i agree with you, watching her is like a chore but i loved her thoroughly in ep 5 and 7. I know a lot of women who are like her and i told my mom that for them i feel like saying, if you don’t see the problem, then you a part of the problem.

    I am also watching Crash landing on You and the Black dog.

    (Keep expectations super low on crash landing if you wanna watch, i enjoy it a lot)

    Black dog
    (It is a good drama, i am a bit behind but i still wondering when will they comment on what is really more important than grades… and will they teach students some sense rather than making them just run a rat race…)

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