Beanie level: Errand boy

Poll (I promise this will be relevant later): Oh Hae-young Again, or Grand Prince. Number of votes wins!

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Bad Drama Descriptions: I have no [ ? ] here.
Fill in the blank!

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Bad Drama Descriptions: Falling down the rabbit hole.
(Hopefully this one will actually be difficult to guess. Go!)

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Okay, is it just me, or are all of these comments written by the same person?

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    Could be so or not. I think when it comes to i fans then there are many people who don’t really do a search about the actors/writers or producers. Many are unaware of any news surrounding them. They look by different people to me as I have seen comments like these on asian wiki. But you can never be sure about comments, can be fake too.

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For anyone interested, I’m hosting Sunset in My Hometown on Sunday, 10:00am-12:00 (BST, aka GMT+1:00) for all you beautiful Rabbit beanies. Do I even need to sell this to you guys, though? It’s a movie about Park Jung-min (so happy that he’s taking off) and Kim Go-eun (resident ball of untampered cuteness) going through some classic old-fashioned angst. Who could resist?!

@greenfields, @fatcat007, @neener, @waadmay, @mindy, @estee, @hotcocoagirl, @esther, @kimbapnoona, @outofthisworld, @natzillagorilla, @giegie0384, @cloggie, @hades, @tspmasala, @isthatacorner, @rukia, @suriyana-shah, @sweetiepie54, @pbnjelly513, @jenmole, @lcaro13, @seashell, @samantha1, @parkchuna, @fencejumper, @delphy010, @paperclip, @minnetter, @shindy, @ally-le, @khalessymd, @manohira, @moomoomoondog, @ultramafic, @justme, @earthna, @baieda, @stpauligurl, @tsutsuloo, @kdramaswimmer, @giocare, @obsessedmuch, @vivanesca, @leetennant, @chingu, @sicarius, @coffeprince4eva, @miraalmano, @marybee, @jaelegant, @charlieblue17, @luzitania, @jules, @crysta, @mollyp, @whoopeeyoo, @babybeast, @silvermists, @esther95, @beesgiggle, @zetteceniza, @dokutokunaneko, @feenah9895

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Big Forest seriously appeared out of nowhere.

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Thirty but Seventeen, according the Three Cs:
-Charm: In spades. Bucketfuls. Waterfalls of charm are crashing through.
-Comedy: Good.
-Chemistry: Little to be seen yet, since the heroes haven’t had much chance to interact yet. I have high hopes, though.

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Bad Drama Descriptions: Interspecies romance rocks the nation.
Go!

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@mary, am I supposed to get a notification if someone who isn\’t a member mentions me in their comment?

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I want to hear some Origin Stories! Anyone have a story behind their Dramabeans handle? Mine is derived from a catering mistake! 😅

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    Iโ€™ve always wondered the story behind beanies usernames. Mineโ€™s named after one of my many favorite novels – I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.

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    a nickname i made for myself because my friends are terrible at giving me one 😅

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    @frabbycrabsisโ€”Wha? You can’t just tease us with “catering mistake” and leave it at that!

    “Tsutsuloo” was my childhood nickname in Zaire, now the DRC. (It rhymes with “Boobooloo,” a name I occasionally call my son using a Yogi Bear voiceโ€”only in the house!)

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      Right, my name is ‘Ella Frances’, and at my christening as a baby the cake turned up and it said ‘Ella Frabsis’, which gave way to a lot of frabby crabby nicknames I grew up with. I just picked a favourite! ๐Ÿคฃ

      I guess our handles are similar in that sense.

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        Okay … thank you so much. I love your story to bits. Adding to my mental list of real-life Cake Wrecks.

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          Kukukuku, I want to see that list! ๐Ÿคฃ

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            @frabbycrabsisโ€”The Cake Wrecks website is such a happy place for me. I’ll share two stories:

            (1) My first real-life cake wreck happened when I picked up my infant brother’s cake from the bakery and put it my backpack. Looking at the smooshed cake, Mom asked me, “What hell were you thinking?!” My 15-year-old brain thought, “Why did you send me to get it on my bicycle? Did you expect me to walk it all the way back?” Fortunately, my brother was only one-year-old and didn’t give a hoot; the cake was still delicious.

            (2) A decade before the advent of Pinterest, my niece wanted a doll cake for her 8th birthday. My SIL is very creative and figured her bundt cake mold would be perfect for the skirt. She baked the cake and discovered that it only went up mid-thigh on the doll. “Oh, crap. Doll skirts have special molds to make tall, skinny cakes.” The doll’s knees didn’t bend so she adjusted the angle to make it shorter. That kind of worked but the feet stuck out the back, through the cake. Exasperated, my SIL extracted the doll, removed the legs, and stuck it back it. Frosting disguised the broken bits.

            She lit the candles in the kitchen and dramatically walked the cake to the dining table. One of the candles was too close to the doll’s hand. Seconds later, the hand melted into a misshapen lump. The whole cake was kind of grotesque but my niece loved it and it was hit.

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            Ahahaha, that’s hilarious, @tsutsuloo! I’m generally unadventurous with baking cakes in case I wreck them, so I stick to what I’m good at. But I decided I wanted to make blondies, because they looked so delicious in the pictures. I tried to follow the recipe perfectly.
            What did I get?
            Very flat bland cakes.
            (This was followed by an attempt to make ‘breakfast cookies’ that became really weird rock cakes. I must have had no mojo that month.)

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            @frabbycrabsisโ€”Your blondie and breakfast cookie exercises sound like you nailed it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Mine is
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    …my name

    SHOCKER!!!!

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    No story behind my handle. Itโ€™s just name. ^^

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    combination of 4 of my initial addictions- supernatural, doctor who, sherlock and harry potter.

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    Mine is from Moonlight Drawn by Clouds because I liked the name Raonah. Current display name is because I went to GOT7’s concert last night and I 💚 them all so much (green is their official color) 🙂

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    Story time: I was at a hipster cafe in Chicago, where a random guy made fun of me for ordering hot cocoa. Fast forward several hours, Iโ€™m walking to my car and dude drunkenly cat calls me โ€œHey Hot Cocoa Girl!โ€

    I hurried to me car, but decided to reclaim the name as my internet handle, since it is too fun not to use ~

    Beanies started calling me Coco because they didnโ€™t want to write the whole thing out each time.

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    Around 11 years ago, I wanted to create a Livejournal after moving on from Blogger. Purple is my favourite colour, I wanted something quirky to add to it, and teapot sprang to mind (and I happen like tea). Iโ€™ve stuck with this handle since for a lot of sites, minus social media where I use my real name.

    For more Beanie name origins, Rainbow Unicorn polled us on her fanwall before! Check it out here: http://www.dramabeans.com/members/irishrah/activity/241142/

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Ishihara Satomi is coming back. THE HYPE IS REAL.

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I’ve come up with a fool-proof rating system for rom-coms. Leaving the story and the direction aside, what’s important is the three Cs: Chemistry, Comedy, and Charm. It explains how I feel about Greasy Melo perfectly. There’s Chemistry, and despite how confusing it is sometimes there’s Charm, but the Comedy is not right for me.

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    Great evaluation system!

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      Aw, thank you. Are you watching any of the rom-coms airing right now?

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        Yes! I’m loving Are You Human Too and though its flawed in terms of logic it has all 3 Cs (though less of the comedy: but it does have super cute fuzzy moments though not laugh out loud if that makes sense).
        I’m still hanging on to About Time…which is way more Melo than I though it would be…

        What about you? Are you watching anything besides Greasy Melo?

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          I wasn’t sure about Are You Human Too because I like I might not be in the mood for epic action and stuff right now (which judging by trailers, and the fact its fully pre-produced made me think). I really like the actors, though, so I should give it a try. About Time, however, I was not interested in – even in Twenty Again, where his character was adorable, I’ve never really liked Lee Sang-yoon.

          I’m watching all the Wednesday-Thursday shows. Come Here and Hug Me obviously isn’t a rom-com, and won’t be any day soon, but I think its absolutely lovely. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is also hitting all three Cs.

          I don’t quite know what’s keeping me watching Handsome Guy and Jung-eum, though, because this is what I came up with:
          Chemistry: Sometimes?
          Comedy: Sometimes?
          Charm: Sometimes…?

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Mistress was an amazing thriller with a tonally bizarre last ten minutes.

(Anyone know how I can listen to that epic ending track?)

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    @andy, what did you think of the ending?

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      Whoops, @fencejumper! XD

      The auto-fill thing didn’t come up.

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        😂 No prob!
        I thought the ending would be sad because SH didn’t show up, even though he was tortured by the psychotic YD and suffered through so much. The director however decided to do a switcheroo and bring him back into the picture (literally at the other side of the camera), right at the end. So I was all like 🙌.

        I wasn’t expecting JH’s husband to be her murderer because his psychological condition came out of nowhere. But in hindsight, considering how everyone else was cleared, I should’ve suspected him. I’m glad YD died because it seemed like he was immortal! (He didn’t die when he fell out the building, nor at the attempted drowning, JS (his wife) had to hit him in the head with a brick.)

        I felt like the ending teased a second season. Who was that lady? Another mistress? Another one of YD’s wives? She bought the building which was the hair saloon/candle shop (both owners were murdered) so does she know this and did she purposely buy it? Is she related to JH? Was she part of the candle making meetings that the other ladies would visit? Or is she SH’s wife who was supposed to have committed suicide? SH’s wife’s sister(the florist) seemed super shady when SY visited her for answers.

        So the ending was a cliffhanger and maybe they purposely didn’t reveal JW’s baby’s father for the second season? Either way I loved the thrill Mistress had and the focus on the 4 leading ladies. In 12 eps they managed to make the mystery tight and compelling.

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Fluffy hair is probably one of the cutest things ever. Proof:

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    Because of KGE in CITT, I’m not shame again with my curly and messy hair. I proud of my hair, after that many people complement my blavk amd healthy hair.

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      omg me too, my hair is very similar to hers in this drama…she’s one of the most relatable kdrama heroines ever for me ๐Ÿ˜€

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NO-ONE TOLD ME THAT JUNHO LIKES NAM SANG-MI.

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(gif) Cheeks are the best human feature. Proof:

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So, I heard about the food, the bromance, the sweet workplace friendships, the great comedy, BUT NO-ONE MENTIONED GWANG-SOOK.

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Hey, anyone wanna gush about Mistress with me? As far as I\’m aware, there isn\’t a thread for it anywhere…

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    Yes! Loving it so much. I’ve caught up to the latest ep! 💖

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      I just finished episode six. At first, I wondered how on Earth all the stories were going to be integrated, but things are starting to come together now!

      Which of the women is your favourite??

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        There will be plenty of reveals that’ll make you wonder at how ingeniously crafted everything is. I like ES most for her level-headedness and quick thinking (I didn’t like her initially but she blew my mind at her smartness in putting everything together and being the support pillar for the 4 friends), the HY (for her sassy, put together nature), then SY and lastly JW (who I still like but not the most cause of her rashness).

        Apologies for using their initials but I watch the eps raw and depend on recaps that use initials. I then watch an ep again once it’s subbed. I’m hooked 😊

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        What are your thoughts about the revelations in ep6?

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          Sorry to butt in. There was something definitely off about SH but after the revelation, I wasn’t surprised.
          But the salon owner definitely surprised me.I couldn’t understand at first as to what was her role in the whole thing but after the whole story came together…WOW!
          I’ve finished ep 7 till now. Who would’ve thought a totally obscure character, who was only shown properly once, will become the center of the mystery and connect everyone?

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            SH always seemed a bit creepy but then as you said, heaped the story and I was like ahh ok his motivations make sense. I always thought the salon owner was suspicious (taking pics and interrogating the cafe worker) but I wasn’t prepared to find out how she was related. And I agree- I never knew “she” would be at the center of the mystery and start the chain off. HY aced in ep 7!

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          I feel pretty bad for Se-yeon at this point. She’s just being betrayed left, right and centre. But she is getting harder. I was so shocked to discover that Husbando had been hiding in the warehouse they killed the man is. It ramped up the tension during the scene tenfold.
          At first, I was certain they must have killed Mr. Insurance but now he’s starting to seem more genuine and the only man I’d ruled out, Min-gyu the Adulterer, is starting to do concerning things.

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            Exactly SY has it worst because all the suspicious people are targeting her and in the future (1st ep) she mentions she’s changed- became less sweet and more angry. MG was so sweet initially but then he blackmailed JW- like why? UGH. I want to know who they killed? So many guesses at the moment.

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      Episode Seven: I had an inkling suspicion that Hwang Dong-seok knew more than he was letting on. God, he’s creepy. Also, how awesome was it that Hwa-young practically trained Fake Wife to be obedient to her?

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        Yes about DS! Exactly HY killed that episode, she pieced everything together with Eun Sook and then went to fake wife’s apartment and made her spill. I love her confident, bad-ass vibe

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Welp, I made it out of the sageuk hole unscathed and only slightly traumatised. 👍

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    We are totally writing that fan fic remember? As therapy

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      Why did she have to die! It makes no sense! She was the strongest of all of them!

      Two prospective endings for her :
      -She replaces Jin Se-yeon as the heroine. During the three years apart, Hwi’s feelings for Ja-hyun died down and he found himself drawn instead to his bravest and loyalist comrade.
      -She and Gi-teukie get a tentative happily ever after, where they go travelling together so she can get over her feelings for Hwi.

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        It did not make any sense. I knew from the start that she wouldn’t survive though. Hwi always took her for granted. I was upset that he and Ja-Hyun said they would have wanted to dress her up in nice clothes and marry her off. It’s not what she wanted; Hwi never understood her it seems.

        Don’t know if I was unfair to JaHyun’s sudden friendship for Ru Shi Gae, but I wish she hadn’t been at Ru Shi Gae’s deathbed. She could have let the trio be reunited one last time. :'(

        I’m writing fan fic in my head for Option 2. Poor Gi Taek also deserved a happy ending.

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I love this song. It’s just so gentle and subtlety sorrowful.

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    Oooh yes, me too! INAR had a great OST. I also really like the songs by Stella Jang and Vincent Blue!

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