Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Wth. Marie Kondo got me too busy folding laundry that I sat thru most of MoA NOT PAYING ATTENTION🤦🏻‍♀️

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I must say, the outerwear on Bok Su Returns is making me envious. I need to go back to Korea and shop.

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Haha…. Just when the romance bored me half to sleep, the end of ep12 shook me up again. #MoA

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I’m so confused. Did he leave his body?!!! Is that why the one fighting can walk?🤔
#MoA

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F**k! I did not have to see Sec Seo’s corpse. 😭😭😭

#MoA

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Trying to watch Yoo Jin Goo’s vlive AND Last Empress simultaneously is not working 🤣.

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Binged 12 episodes of Sky Castle In 3 days. Overwhelmed 😤

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Wtf… Secretary Seo too?!!

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Of the dramas I finished in 2018 …

KBS
Loved it from start to finish: My Golden Life
Could have been great: The Miracle We Met (if he didn’t just leave his family)
In hindsight, just mediocre: Jugglers, Your House Helper
In hindsight, an absolute waste of time: Radio Romance, Lovely Horribly

MBC
Loved it from start to finish: I’m Not a Robot
Could have been great: Time (if Kim Jung Hyun was able to finish filming)

SBS
Loved it from start to finish: Still 17
Could have been great better: Where Stars Land (if the ending didn’t suck so much)
In hindsight, an absolute waste of time: The Undateables

JTBC
Loved it from start to finish: Welcome to Waikiki
In hindsight, just mediocre: Gangnam Beauty

MBN
In hindsight, just mediocre: Devilish Charm

TVN
Loved it from start to finish: The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, Prison Playbook, Mother
In hindsight, just mediocre: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Familiar Wife
In hindsight, an absolute waste of time: Let’s Eat 3, A Korean Odyssey

OCN
Loved it from start to finish: Life on Mars

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Overall Top 3:
1. Life on Mars
2. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
3. Mother / Prison Playbook

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2018 Kdrama Inventory

Finished/Caught Up
I’ll Be Back
Never Started
Dropped

KBS Mon-Tue: 
Jugglers (저글러스; 2017)
Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스; 2018)
The Miracle We Met (우리가 만난 기적; 2018)
Are You Human Too? (너도 인간이니; 2018)
Lovely Horribly (러블리 호러블리; 2018)
Matrimonial Chaos (최고의 이혼; 2018)
Just Dance (땐뽀걸즈; 2018)

KBS Wed-Thu: 
Black Knight (흑기사; 2017-2018)
Queen of Mystery 2 (추리의 여왕 2; 2018)
Suits (슈츠; 2018)
Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼; 2018)
The Ghost Detective (오늘의 탐정; 2018)
Feel Good to Die (죽어도 좋아; 2018)

KBS Weekend:
My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생; 2017)
Marry Me Now? (같이 살래요; 2018)
My Only One (하나뿐인 내편; 2018)

MBC Mon-Tue:
Two Cops (투깝스; 2017-2018)
The Great Seducer (위대한 유혹자; 2018)
You Drive Me Crazy! (미치겠다, 너땜에!; 2018)
Partners for Justice (검법남녀; 2018)
Risky Romance (사생결단 로맨스; 2018)
Bad Papa (배드파파; 2018)
Less Than Evil (나쁜 형사; 2018)

MBC Wed-Thu:
I’m Not a Robot (로봇이 아니야; 2017)
Let’s Look at the Sunset Holding Hands (손 꼭 잡고, 지는 석양을 바라보자; 2018)
Come and Hug Me (이리와 안아줘; 2018)
Time (시간; 2018)
Terius Behind Me (내 뒤에 테리우스; 2018)
Children of Nobody (붉은 달 푸른 해; 2018)

MBC Thu:
Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (대장금이 보고 있다; 2018)

MBC Weekend:
Money Flower (돈꽃; 2017-2018)
My Contracted Husband, Mr. Oh (데릴남편 오작두; 2018)
Goodbye to Goodbye (이별이 떠났다; 2018)
Hide and Seek (숨바꼭질; 2018)
A Pledge to God (신과의 약속; 2018)

SBS Mon-Tue:
Oh, the Mysterious (의문의 일승; 2017-2018)
Should We Kiss First? (키스 먼저 할까요?; 2018)
Exit (엑시트; 2018)
Wok of Love (기름진 멜로; 2018)
Still 17 (서른이지만 열일곱입니다; 2018)
Where Stars Land (여우각시별; 2018)
The Hymn of Death (사의 찬미; 2018)
My Strange Hero (복수가 돌아왔다; 2018)

SBS Wed-Thu:
Judge vs. Judge (이판사판; 2017-2018)
Return (리턴; 2018)
Switch: Change the World (스위치 – 세상을 바꿔라; 2018)
The Undateables (훈남정음; 2018)
Your Honor (친애하는 판사님께; 2018)
Heart Surgeons (흉부외과; 2018)
The Last Empress (황후의 품격; 2018)

SBS Weekend:
Bravo, My Life (브라보 마이 라이프; 2017-2018)
Nice Witch (착한마녀전; 2018)
Secret Mother (시크릿 마더; 2018)
Let Me Introduce Her (그녀로 말할 것 같으면; 2018)
Ms. Ma, Nemesis (미스 마, 복수의 여신; 2018)
Fates & Furies (운명과 분노; 2018-2019)

JTBC Mon-Tue:
Rain or Shine (그냥 사랑하는 사이; 2017–2018)
Welcome to Waikiki (으라차차 와이키키; 2018)
Miss Hammurabi (미스 함무라비; 2018)
Life (라이프; 2018)
The Beauty Inside (뷰티 인사이드; 2018)
Clean with Passion for Now (일단 뜨겁게 청소하라; 2018)

JTBC Fri-Sat:
Untouchable (언터처블; 2017–2018)
Misty (미스티; 2018)
Something in the Rain (밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나; 2018)
Sketch (스케치; 2018)
Gangnam Beauty (내 아이디는 강남미인; 2018)
The Third Charm (제3의 매력; 2018)
Sky Castle (SKY 캐슬; 2018)

MBN:
Devilish Charm (마성의 기쁨) 2018
Love Alert (설렘주의보) 2018

Chosun:
Grand Prince (대군 – 사랑을 그리다) 2018

TVN Mon-Tue:
Cross (크로스; 2018)
A Poem a Day (시를 잊은 그대에게; 2018)
About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임; 2018)
Let’s Eat 3 (식샤를 합시다 3; 2018)
100 Days My Prince (백일의 낭군님; 2018)
Tale of Fairy (계룡선녀전; 2018)

TVN Wed-Thu:
Prison Playbook (슬기로운 감빵생활; 2017)
Mother (마더; 2018)
My Mister (나의 아저씨; 2018)
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까; 2018)
Familiar Wife (아는 와이프; 2018)
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (하늘에서 내리는 일억개의 별; 2018)
Encounter (남자친구; 2018)

TVN Fri/Sat/Sun:
A Korean Odyssey (화유기; 2017-2018)
Live (라이브; 2018)
Lawless Lawyer (무법 변호사; 2018)
Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인; 2018)
Room No. 9 (나인룸; 2018)
Top Star Yoo Beak (톱스타 유백이; 2018)
Memories of the Alhambra (알함브라 궁전의 추억; 2018)

OCN Mon-Tue:
My First Love (애간장) 2018
Evergreen (그남자 오수) 2018

OCN Wed-Thu:
The Guest (손: The Guest; 2018)
Quiz of God: Reboot (신의 퀴즈5; 2018)

OCN Sat-Sun:
Bad Guys: City of Evil (나쁜 녀석들: 악의 도시; 2017-2018)
Children of a Lesser God (작은 신의 아이들; 2018)
Mistress (미스트리스; 2018)
Life on Mars (라이프 온 마스; 2018)
Voice 2 (보이스2; 2018)
Player (플레이어; 2018)
Priest (프리스트; 2018)

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    thanks for sharing this list! it will be helpful when i do my bean count & when i look back at the 2018 dramas that i missed/haven’t watch!

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Right now I’m only interested in Last Empress. Thank goodness Wednesday is almost here.😂

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Since some beanies enjoy Seo In Guk’s dramas, I wanted to share my thoughts after attending his fan meeting/concert.

This In Guk fan meeting/concert was truly awesome. It’s so different from other fan meetings I’ve been to or watched. It’s just HIM. No emcee, no guests, no celebrity videos, no childish games, none of those filler shenanigans I’m used to seeing. Only him sharing over 3 hours of his thoughts and music to 1000-ish fans, for 2 nights.

In the first 80+ minutes of monologue, he dressed casually and comfortably sat on a couch at center stage and just talked to us. He started with a long self-conducted commentary of “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”. We watched clips from the drama together and he shared some behind the scene stories. Then in a segment highlighting fan love, he read a few lengthy fan letters out loud and thanked the fan directly when the camera finds her. There was a fan cafe event beforehand to collect our letters to him. He also randomly read post-it messages that fans wrote in the lobby before the show started. Part 2 of the fan meeting was a full blown concert. He did a quick change into a stylish blazer/suit. Then for 100+ minutes he sang songs that fans picked for him, many not his own. The got so many requests that he had to do a series of medleys. Most songs were the same for both nights but some weren’t repeated, sung on the night the requesters attended. I’m not going into details about the concert or fan segments here but would like to talk about his surprisingly long drama talk.

When he showed us clips of “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”, you can really tell how much he enjoyed filming that drama and playing that character. His eyes sparkled just staring at the screen — the satisfaction that he feels is overwhelming. There must be so much that he wants to share about playing MooYoung but it’s a pity that reporters never care about an actor’s work. Even if he tells them details, it doesn’t get published or aired because it’s not buzz worthy. This was such a great idea, that he found a way to share it with a large audience who are truly enthusiastic about his work and usually have no access to this information. I’m sure he was happy to get feedback instantly, unlike a recorded interview.

Considerately, the scenes he picked for both nights were different so fans who attended both were not bored by repeated content. He only mentioned the fun and embarrassing stuff, stories that made him giggle or cringe just thinking about it. I wish I understood everything he was laughing about. He mentioned how scenes were originally written and how he suggested changes to the director. Like when JinKang was laying on the wood bed on the rooftop, he was supposed to approach her standing. He suggested he lay down and cuddle up next to her and also tweaked the dialogue. I believe originally he should have asked “You’re here?” and they switched it. I could be wrong. Also I think he came up with the “Then teach me” line but I have no idea what he said 😅. When he showed the bed scene, he covered his eyes🤣. Where MooYoung was watching stars and cried, he mentioned the stars were just CGI and there was nothing to see, then asked us “I can act really well right?”. We know he’s humble but he’s such a kid at heart, always seeking fans’ compliments and when we do, he just giggles. The only scene that was shown both nights was MooYoung writing his will. Everyone cracked up because his Hangul was written incorrectly 😂. He said he had a hard time writing the letter that finally he had to cover up some parts to finish filming 😂. The second night he was reminded of the wrong character again and he was telling us not to laugh, that it’s a really sad scene. Obviously no help cuz the laughter only got louder. He banged on the couch and laid down kicking the air, saying now this is all you guys will remember about this scene. 🤣🤣🤣 After all the laughs, he collected himself and got into character. In MooYoung’s voice, he read the entire letter uncut to the audience. I saw some fans wept.

The agenda of the fan meeting was so simple. What made it feel great was the lack of commercial tone that was present when he was with Jellyfish. You can tell he came up with the content and even if any was scripted it was 100% his thoughts that he wanted to share. He didn’t come across as trying to promote his drama, which is too late because it already ended. Rather it felt like he genuinely loved it and like a good book, a great movie, or a favorite painting, he wanted to just hangout with his buddies (a large group of buddies) and discuss it to lengths. It’s not easy to keep an audience interactively engaged for 80 minutes just sitting on the couch, but he did, and without a second of awkward silence. He mentioned at one point he’s Seo emcee, Seo actor, Seo singer, and our close friend and it really did feel that way. He played all those roles in that 3 hours, and did very well.

In a separate segment, he read a fan post-it that mentioned how fans are really worried about the Director’s cut project falling out because the minimum demand is too high for the timeframe given to preorder. If the project is aborted, all of his precious behind the scene footages will never be seen (his presence in tvN bts clips were kept low for known reasons). He immediately asked his agency to purchase 100 copies (although he doesn’t realize we are still a little short😓).

When we left the venue, every ticket holder was given a hardcover photobook of MooYoung as a souvenir. Yes, one of those merchandise that only hit dramas release and sell in bookstores, we got it free. I really doubt he or his agency made any money from this fan meeting because the tickets are super cheap to begin with. And if that venue operate like they do in US, overrunning his show by an hour means he definitely went over budget. He’s not cut to do business😅, so thank goodness he’s super talented.

Btw, ChoRong and SangWoo was in the audience for the second night — the bromance is strong 😂.

Photo credit: t_holic, hopeis_k_cccc, hjiyeon_c

I guess he couldn’t bring a live cat 😂





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    Thanks so much for sharing this! Time and time again he proves to be a very talented person. He did a great job as Moo-young and that final letter scene is still vivid in my mind.

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    Thanks a lot for sharing your experience! It’s clear that you had an amazing time and I am so happy for you and jealous of you! 😛

    I want to experience one of his concerts first hand but that would require me to definitely learn Korean and also earn loads of money first so this is a long term plan but I am sure I will one day go see and hear him live. Till then, I will live vicariously through such fan stories.

    I have been scanning twitter land for his concert updates, but have barely gotten videos of one or two of his songs 🙁 Any clue where I can find them? I follow a few insta accounts but twitter is much more easier to follow.

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      There are plenty of concert videos on YouTube and Instagram. Just search is Korean name/hash. However it will be impossible to find any clips of him talking. Photography and video recording was prohibited at all times. The concert was a little easier to record secretly because of dimmed lights but the audience was fully lit when he talked to us.

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    Also, he looks so darn adorable!! Argh my heart!

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    Thanks for sharing! I wish we could all get the subbed version of this meeting! 🙂 It is so amusing this even exists, it wasn’t too along ago I thought fan meetings were only for crazy fangirls and even the concept was weird for me, I do appreciate the idea now. 🙂

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      exactly how I felt, even just a few days ago!
      and now that I’ve read this essay, I’d LOVE to go to one!

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        I was always a concert enthusiast. (So much I even moonlight in live stage performances occasionally). The reason I attended his fan meeting was I knew he would sing far more than talk😂. I usually don’t consider going if the actor doesn’t sing. And well the singers hold concerts, not fan meetings. I’ve been to a few FM where I felt bored by the talking and games and only liked the singing. And I’ve seen full length videos of some that I honestly don’t regret skipping. Many great actors are poor communicators on stage and rely heavy on scripted interaction or the emcee’s assistance. SIG is amazing because he didn’t need anyone to help him navigate his show. Yes he’s done all that “filler shenanigans” I mentioned in the past, but this show really stood out because he made it completely different. He spent the first few minutes explaining his show format. He even asked us at the end of the second show if we liked this format because he was afraid it’s not interesting enough. From my experience, typically we try to mix talking and singing so no part of the show gets too long and boring. He daringly tried the opposite, and it worked. Of course, he had taken into consideration that most his fans are familiar with TSHLYE, otherwise the entire drama talk segment would be uninteresting. What I’m trying to say is, you don’t always walk away from a fan meeting satisfied. When it’s THIS unexpectedly good, it deserves extra credit👍🏻

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    thank you, @sph_7 for sharing this!
    I was all smiles while reading this cute essay and oh how I wish I understood Korean so that I may also attend one of those fan meets! It truly was a delightful read! I could feel how happy you were and how well put-together the 2-day show was. Lucky you! and thanks again! It made my morning!

    (now back to work for me. lol)

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    Thanks for sharing this. I’m envious that you can understand enough Korean to attend these things. He’s one of my favourite actors and though I didn’t really like the serial much, he definitely gave one of his best performance. Also he looks really cute!

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    Wow, thank you for sharing this! It must have been so wonderful to see him in person.

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    This sounds so wonderful, thanks for sharing this!

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    Thank you for sharing your experiences!!!!

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    Thanks for sharing! The fanmeeting sounds like it was amazing.

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    Thank you for sharing this! I had a smile on my face reading through 😊

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    Thank you so much for sharing this, this sounds like such an amazing experience and has pushed me to order the bluray even though it’s so expensive 🙈 I can’t believe he overran so long, this makes the encore video where fans convinced him to sing All For You even sweeter.

    I wasn’t sure what to think when SIG signed with a tiny new company but I guess I underestimated them! Now they just need to post more In Guk content on their Instagram since he apparently lost his password.

    As a side note, I love the bromance he has with the actor who played Chorong. When he was on Jung So Min’s radio show, she even teased him and asked if he and In Guk were dating lol since they’ve been spending a lot of time together since the drama ended.

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      Yes, please do order the Blu-ray. It’s worth it. As much as we appreciate his help to meet the quota, we feel bad for burdening him to such a large purchase for our sake. The more we can sell on true demand the better.

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        Thank you for sharing this. I pre-ordered the DVD from global yes.24. Do I have to register for it at cafe daum? someone posted we had to register it so they know how many numbers they have but I haven’t done it because I can’t understand Korean. Can someone let me know and if I have to register can someone assist me?

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          They will get the accurate count from Yes24. We do encourage buyers to register for updates on production process and sometimes participate in raffles or events. If you need help registering send me a dm.

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            Oh what a relief 🙂 I would register but that site is so confusing so its best I stay away from it LOL. I was thinking if we are still under the number of DVD’s is someone able to reach out to JSM on her instagram to let her know? I am sure she might say something on her show or post something on her instagram.

            I would do it but I don’t have instagram.

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            @sandii899 I’m sure her fans are aware of the Blu-ray sales too. Her hashtag is on all the related posts on social media. It’s a joint effort.

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    Thanks so much for sharing, @geliguolu! How I wish I could have been there, too. What an extraordinary human being SIG truly is! He’s worth our admiration and more!

    I hope you don’t mind that our fellow fan shared your post (proper on our MooKang thread on Soompi! Thanks again <3

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    As there’s a lot of us who didn’t get to watch Seo In Guk live fan meeting which ended recently , there’s a petition request which the official global fan club of INGUK plans to submit to his agency BS to produce his FM into DVD available for everyone . In order for this to go through at least 1000 genuine votes who are really interested is needed . Please help to share , support this move ! Vote link -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/SIGAngelsGlobal/permalink/2294517123955854?sfns=1 . Once voted, please fill in the form so that they can proceed with the request too . Link -> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7hJLi1CL_FEX5vikSJtPqaXxhemf_ZzXq99pWqSwAkYIOhg/viewform

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Didn’t see the vacuum robot, but met it’s friend, info robot. This one knows how to stop for people.😂

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Had some spare time so I visited MooYoung’s home. 😔😣😩😭 He’s never coming home…😭😭😭



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I’ve definitely seen this spot in some drama. 🤔🤔🤔

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I would love to take a tour of the brewery where MooYoung worked. Too bad the tours are only on weekends, and THAT weekend have date with MY. 😂
http://www.koreacraftbeer.com/goods/catalog?code=0003

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Here’s an example of the Director’s Cut commentary session. Once the demand is met, the Blu-ray producers will invite the director, writers, and actors to react to their own performance. Pure gold!

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#TSHLYE The Director’s Cut Blu-ray will contain not only the original video, but also unpublished video, making video, NG video, and commentaries from the actors. Not only this, but also a variety of specialties. If the minimum quantity is not filled, the blu-ray process will fail. 🙁 http://cafe.daum.net/onebillionstars

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    253,000 won? Thats expensive, no?

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      It’s not cheap, but worth the value. The Blu-ray is usually re-edited by the director so deleted scenes are reinserted. The actors are invited to a commentary recording where they will watch one or two episodes together and explain their thoughts of the scene and react to each other’s performance (that in itself is gold). Multiple discs of bloopers, behind the scenes and extra material may be included. Premium photo book is almost always included with behind the scenes stills. Preorder perks usually include gift items related to the drama and random autographs. Sometimes it will include unreleased soundtrack CD. Sometimes includes a copy of the original script. The content combination is subject to what the network and director is willing to supply. TvN and this director is usually very cooperative.

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Kdrama makes me think most psychiatrists are crazy and most coroners are necrophiliacs 🤨. That sociopathic kid is doomed. Find him some other therapist.

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Last Empress is so ridiculous, I can’t stop.🤣

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