Beanie level: Errand boy

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians who celebrate it!

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This made me cry so much. Rim-ah ;A;

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    His growth has been phenomenal in this drama. This was a beautiful scene. My eyes felt a bit wet.

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      Indeed! It was also nice to see him from the Rim who tried so hard to hold on to Haeryung saying she’s all the he has to this Rim who’s seeing things in a better perspective. I wasn’t very happy when Cha Eunwoo got cast for Rim but he dis the character justice.

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        I think he did very well. From an immature kid to a grown adult he really showed it in his acting. He picked this role wisely.

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    This perfectly captures another role reversal in this drama. The worldly, well traveled adventurer was our heroine, and the one waiting in the castle was our fairy tale prince. The part that made it better than a fairy tale is that our hero and heroine had actual growth arcs, and became better people and better for each other.

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      Yessss. I love how they were really cool people to begin with but are obviously flawed. Time and time again, they were so sure of themselves, only to be given facts they never considered before. Instead of ignoring these new knowledge, they took those in and became better people. Both of them! So gooooood

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    I LOVE this scene. (And the following non-freeze frame kiss, finally! 🙂)
    He really has matured so much ever since he met Hae Ryung.

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      Interestingly, Hae-ryung learned a lot from him too~

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        Yes, they bring out the best in each other 😊
        What I really like about Rim is that he never forces her to do anything and always respect her decisions. Even in the last ep when they kissed, he waited for her consent to kiss her further, and that bed scene, as obvious as he wanted it, he waited for Hae Ryung to initiate it 😄

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Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung is now over. ;A;

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Yoooooo I\’m so disappointed with the Crown Prince. It\’s not yours to begin with and yet you\’re letting go of your principles to get a hold of the throne? Dudeee

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    Not sure. Maybe he’s just trying to keep his fractured world the way it was yesterday. His father put him in the position of choosing between himself and his beloved brother; his respected (but not related) grandmother did the same. He doesn’t want anything to happen now, because he doesn’t want the person he loves most to be his enemy.

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    Did they have to make the Crown Prince choose the dark side? Really????
    I’m hoping that he will come to his senses before the end of the show and revert to the nice big brother he’s been for the rest of the show.

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Dang I\’ve been away from dramas for a week. Just got time to watch Rookie and they hit us with moody reminiscing?

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Babies singing ballad. ;A;
Without in-ear. ;A;
Sejun ;A;
Can you hear that live? ;A;

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Not my bias but he’s been eyeing the position.

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I can’t believe I’ll add another group to stan but here are my new babies! They’re a Filipino boy group called SB19~

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    The visual and choreo elements are really similar to K-pop! Even the synth heavy sound lol. For a Kpop fan, this is very easy to digest and appreciate.

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      They are under a Korean company and were trained using the Korean system for idol training. Their composer has done songs for TVXQ, Wanna One, etc. so that’s why. 🙂

      Some members used to be in cover dance groups before auditioning and making it to this group. It’s pretty cool coz I like the sound but then it’s in my language~

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    Ive been hearing about this group via Facebook friends and and YouTube recommendations for the past few weeks, I wasn’t paying attention to it much. But yesterday,I clicked on their dance practice video. And voila, I’m sold.

    I really like the song. Yes, definitely Kpop sound. Pero pucha, Tagalog. And I’m all for that. Yesss. Talentado pati mga batang ito. They have the skills and talent to be big. I will support them.

    Did you watch their Hanggang sa Huli performance? I like that one too. And their interview on Letters and Music? Definitely Kpop trained, no doubt about it. Pero pucha Filipino. Yesss!!

    I’m actually surprised that the Kpop business
    (training and promotion) can actually work for a different country.

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      Woot!! I think I’ve watched every video they have out there. Hahaha. It just feels oddly satisfying to watch even without subs! And their humor is just exactly how I joke around with friends. I never knew this would be possible. Haha.

      They also sound very polite and professional during interviews. Seems like they got trained in every aspect.

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Idk if it was a good thing I just watched Rookie\’s latest eps now or not. I don\’t have to wait as long but then I have no one to talk to. 🙁 Had to go through so many beanie pages.

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    talk to meeeeee! i can’t get enough of talking about this show!

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      Yasssss what did you think about that ending for ep 16?

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        so i have SO many feelings. Like, I totally understand where GHR is coming from. I do. Far be it from me to get in the way of her life goals. And i understand that marriage to a prince would be the death of her ambition. (I also totally get how unrealistic it is. Like, a commoner marrying a prince? Psh. please. I know.) THAT BEING SAID i came for a happy ending. I was so gutted to have it end that way. and the more i think of how unrealistic it is, and how often the show has reminded us that novels are vs real life…the sadder i am. My only hope now is in Ho-dam (whatever it is). Maybe it’s some kind of birth secret that will enable him or her to marry each other and have her remain as a historian. is that far-fetched and totally unreal? Oh yes. Completely. I know. But also, even though this show is doing a lot to compare real life and novels, history and stories, etc etc — its also doing a lot to defy that. It’s subtly creating its own story thats as unrealistic as a fairy tale, though its unrealistic in new ways. So I am hoping till the end. Fingers crossed, breath baited, etc. But i’m bracing myself too.

        hehehe sorry thats probably way more than you wanted. but, like i said, i cant get enough of this show.

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          I totally feel you! I understand Haeryung but it hurts bad! Rim also needs to understand that he is his own person and that Haeryung should not be his everything. It seems like he’s too hung up on her rn that be’s not thinking. He says he can give everything up but you never know what you’ll feel when life drags you down.

          Is Haeryung not of noble status though? She seems rich and she was able to take the government exam. I was never worried about status for them to get a happy ending but now I’m confused. Though really, I dont think Haeryung would marry him even if she finds out her true identity.

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            so i think she *is* of noble status actually, but i don’t think she knows it. at the beginning (when she reads those boring ‘novels’) to the aristocratic women, she gets in so much trouble and there is a line about her common upbringing. i don’t think her “brother” is nobly born. i think he made a deal with the devil (Councillor min) a long time ago, and that’s how he’s gained status and wealth. i could be wrong about that; it’s not too clear to me.

            i’m actually anticipating a bigger birth secret than GHR’s…i’m waiting for Rim’s history to come out. I think he’s closer in line for the throne than we’ve been led to believe.

            i don’t think GHR actually objects to marriage. I think she objects to all the restrictions it brings with it…so i’m interested to see if some of those restrictions get defied in creative ways as the story goes forward. (as you can see, i am clutching at every possible thread to get my happy ending ;).

            random thought (not really related) – Rim gets a lot of flak for being useless etc etc, but the man is also a best-selling novelist. i think he could hold his own if he had to live outside of the palace.

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            @anothernicole That’s what’s confusing. Before, I thought she was called a commoner because she was hiding her identity. Why would a noblewoman read novels for other nobles? It was the perfect disguise. She has a Seol Geum serving her so I wouldn’t really say she’s a commoner.

            That’s right. It wasn’t the marriage that’s the problem but what it entails.

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            @earthna ohhh ok what you say makes sense — that she was disguising her identity when she was reading. i hadn’t thought of it that way, but i think you might be right.

            i had been assuming that (forgetting her actual birth history for a minute) she was in that weird gray category — like, landed gentry if this were regency england — where she isn’t actually nobly born, but she has money and status that affords her access to the nobles. but when things go wrong and they get unhappy with her, they freely remind her of her “actual” place, her low birth, her common blood. the only way they would know her birth is by knowing her brother, so i assume everyone knows he isn’t noble…but he’s clearly got access to the palace and some kind of social status, which i assume he “bought” by doing something horrible for Councillor Min in the past (maybe he was the one who destroyed Seorowan?)

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    We talked about it last week. Talk about a gut punch and then reality hitting us after that.

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      It was! I couldn’t believe how hard I cried! When the show started, I didn’t like the idea that there was a romance. Why can’t Haeryung be awesome on her own and the show focus on her path of being a historian? I guess a part of it was my doubt of Cha Eunwoo playing the male lead. But look at me now! I got so invested to this love story, I was so wrecked after watching the episode.

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I was so sure I’m immune to noble idiocy but this was so well done. I cried, bawled even. I would have done the same as Hae-ryung but I completely understand Rim’s feelings. It hurts. 🙁

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Ugh Song Sahee

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These are so cute! I wanna make them but I know I don’t have the patience.

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I guess not as makjang but here\’s a snippet of my life for #MakjangMondays started by @justme
I\’ll write it by comment coz not enough characters.

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Can’t believe this day finally came. It’s really been a while!

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I\’ve been getting these bad headaches almost feeking like migraine! Could it be the lack of sleep? But that\’s because TLE keeps me awake to watch more. This is the Queen Dowager\’s fault then.

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AAAAAKKKKKKK WAY PAST MY BEDTIME!!

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Now that was swoon worthy.

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Does the TLE writer get life energy from playing with viewers\’ emotions? I swear they are doing this on purpose. Please tell me Lee Hyuk takes responsibility in the end for everything he\’s done.

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Noooooooooooooo
I was not raised to be this weak.
I won’t crumble down after this one thing.
No. This is not gonna work on me, Lee Hyuk! No!

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    Crumble @earthna! Your heart is weak.

    Look at me.

    Yes..I have so many TLE gifs. Haha!

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    oh sweetie, it’s too late

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      Why do I feel like you all knew this was gonna happen? Like you’re just sitting back drinking tea and waiting for it to drop? Am I imagining this?

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        We were drinking tea waiting for it to happen.

        It’s TLE rite of passage. Welcome to the other side.

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          pfft, I’ve been lounging in my royal white silk robe and sipping instant coffee. Maxim, of course.

          It was inevitable. You were obviously all in, and thus were psychologically primed to succumb to Royal Hotness’s, well, hotness.

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            Tea and Maxim coffee sounds nice! How come I get the Dyson PPL and have to clean the whole palace with it? When do I get the Maxim PPL too?!

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            @earthna…you’ll get maxim soon. Dyson a bit later. And both are glorious. Also there will be a bunny hat. Don’t fall too hard for royal hotness…there’s a que.

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    You are stronger then me. Lee Hyuk made me really struggle to remember he tried to murder her. I had to keep yelling at myself ‘No! You are better then this! Don’t let this new sweet and thoughtful man cause you to forget he is a bad man! Snap out of it you fool!’

    I didn’t snap out of it. 😕

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      Hahahhaha. I also screamed no and hit my pause button so hard, my laptop almost fell! It took me a while to calm down and replay the scene 100 times move on.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA IS HER BURN HEART SHAPED?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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