Beanie level: Fan club president

The Tale of Nokdu, ep 6.
I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT. 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

Been a while since I was so completely blindsided by a show. Came out of nowhere but makes perfect sense in hindsight.

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    I’ve said this in another comment but the writing for this show is tight. Just when we were getting comfortable with the whole set up they pulled the rug from under us.

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And to think he portrayed three different roles in Search: WWW! O_O

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    With more news about LJW..I’m even more convinced he’s SSR junior…I still think they look similar 🤣. Eg: SSR was cast in Vagabond 1st, and then The Last Empress. Filming overlapped for both. Then he was cast in Perfume and filming overlapped again. Hahaha!

    LJW is young and talented and has a big following. All that is left is for drama makers to take the leap and cast him as lead one day. It took SSR about +/-17 years to be cast as a drama 1st lead role, I sure hope it will take LJW far far far farrrrr less than that. With his current popularity and the immense talent he has shown, he’ll probably nab a first lead role soon. Best wishes to the young talent! 😊

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    Whoa. That was an interesting fun fact.

    It’s been a busy year for Lee Jae Wook. And on top of that he’s got a movie that came out this year too and is nominated for best new actor 👍🏼👍🏼

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    For being so new he is already working like crazy. Good for him, he is an excellent actor. But maybe he should take a couple weeks off before his next project! 😆

    Also, I still can’t believe how young he actually, is especially after Search WWW.

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    He’s an amazing actor! Although I confess to liking Seol Ji-hwan way more than asshole Baek-kyung.

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Rowoon is NOTHING like Haru. 🤣
Bonus: Chani, who was in Sky Castle.

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So MBC is the biggest proponent the #ExtraordinaryShip?🤣

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Extraordinary Beanies, I see you have been uploading Extraordinary GIFs & Extraordinary pics on this Extraordinary fanwall & I\’m Extraordinarily in love with it all. 💜

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#ExtraordinaryYou Ep 5 was SO MUCH FUN! 🤣
How is this drama doing this?

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    I only have one complaint – while I’m glad we got know a bit more about Haru, I always want more of Dan-oh’s energy on my screen! 😂😂 But Do-hwa playing the violin never gets old.

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      Him playing violin in tears had me in stitches! Reminded me of my teenage self when I was forced by mom to learn this musical instrument. I was in tears in my heart too. 😛

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      Energetic Dan-Oh handling her new cute puppy is really funny!

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      Same! DoHwa & his Violin scenes are gold. Pure gold. Some violin hating student is going to gif or make a video out of them & make them a meme saying story of my life 🤣🤣🤣

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So I\’m trying something that is taking a herculean amount of effort from me. Staying focused for the long run, being open to talking with people, accepting and assessing negative feedback and criticism & not running away from it all to dramas, like I\’ve always done. It does involve me bursting into tears about once a week but overall UGH I don\’t know how people are able to do this. Any tips?

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    wow!..
    is it a common tendency amongst us all..

    running away to dramas when things go south..
    kudos to you to face it , holding your ground

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    Without knowing the details, it’s hard to give tips. Personally, I think bursting into tears may not be a bad thing. We do need to have an emotional outlet once in a while. And that can be a sign that you are dealing with your problems like Eun Jung in Be Melodramatic. But if that only make you sink further into sadness and depression, then that’s bad.
    All I can say is, Hwaiting! You must have a goal in mind when starting this, so just focus on that goal and surround yourself with support group like the girls in Be Melo. Running away to dramas once in a while is okay too, imho. 🙂 🤗

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    Knowing and hoping that the result will be way better than the struggle helps. If you make yourself believe that all this is eventually a process that comes with dealing your problems heads on and will therefore at the end lead to something that amounts more than what spent can be a way to keep moving forward. I have no idea if you are doing something related to law or writing but either way good luck @greenfields and we are proud of you, I have been recently trying to delve into writing too and I know it gets super hard.

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      Thank you wapz. It’s neither law nor writing, but for various reasons I’m considering switching fields altogether. :/
      How is your writing going?

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    *tap on the shoulder* You’re doing a good job Greenfields 😌
    Seeking for feedbacks, talking about it and not running away from it is already a BIG job, then there’s the part of trying to change some things which is as difficult or even more.

    I got some negative feedbacks about things I had no idea were misunderstood from their intent and other things of me just trying poorly to socialize -_- . I’ve asked my new boss to have some feedbacks, which is a big step compared to staying in the dark like I did all those years, the next steps will be like you to seek more often for feedbacks , talk about it and trying to change things. Not sure I’m strong enough to do all that now, but will try to do it little by little.

    I can’t give tips but seems like I got some from your post, thank you Greenfields and again you’re doing a good job 😘.
    Crying is good to let all those things bottled-up go

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      You’re awesome Kudo. It took me a while to respond and I think you gave the perfect tip – keep asking for feedback anyway. Without running away, no matter how it feels. Thanks and fighting! (To both of us)

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    If the criticism is constructive and points out what and how to improve that’s okay. If the criticism is trying to silence you or change who you are, it’s best to not take it to heart (especially if it’s coming to you anonymously online). I also found that some critics are trying to just take us out of the competition, so be a little wary of that.

    I found it easy to accept constructive criticism if I could ask my critic for suggestions of what I could’ve done differently. If someone only has negative comments, ask them to tell you what you did well too.

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      That’s a really good point. In my case I’m trying to change careers – industry AND function. Just building a case justifying this change is hard & I do wonder if I sound authentic and believable. But perhaps I’ll ask people for something positive as well, not just the negative. Thanks for this

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    Remember to look at the good along with the bad. Remember that there are things you’ve done well. And then remind yourself that those things didn’t come easily at first either. I remember that when I was interviewing for jobs I felt like there was no reason anyone should hire me because I had no idea what I was doing. After I went back over my work I was able to gain perspective and see that while there were a lot of holes in my knowledge, I still had some accomplishments. Sometimes that little but of self acknowledgement helps with your morale.

    Also, take the criticism one step at a time. Review your flaws, but attack them systematically, and overcome one before moving on to the next. When I studied for the bar it was better for me to pinpoint the areas I needed improvement in and focus on them instead of studying all my weak topics at once. Once I was fairly confident in an area I’d move on. And I’d occassionally do something I knew I was good at to remind myself that there were things I am good at.

    Good luck with everything, I’m rooting for you!

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      (It usually takes me a while to respond to more serious posts, hence the late reply)
      Thanks for this Snarky. I’m trying to do this, as you say – small acknowledgment + a review and systematic attack of my weaknesses. It’s so hard to face yourself, but ultimately must be done. Thanks~ and good luck to you too (with the next challenge that comes your way)!

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        Just remember, everyone started with a base of nothing. I’m sure you’ll soon be able to see improvement. Also, remember to be kind to yourself. You got this!

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Cannot believe we are still stuck in Monday when I need it to be Thursday morning so I can be watching the next episode of Extraordinary You!

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I\’m not very familiar with f(x), Sulli the soloist or Sulli the actress. But I do remember that Sulli was an outspoken idol on women\’s rights, and got into major controversy for daring to post beautiful, braless photos of herself on her personal social media accounts. Trolls may have thought it fit to berate her for those photos, but I thought they were a remarkable statement – whether intended or not – from a woman in a field & a conservative society that does not let look favorably upon her speaking her mind.

Rest in peace, Sulli.

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    I was so shocked and sad to see the news this morning. Rest in Peace, Sulli.

    I wish there had been a firmer stand taken against the people who had been abusing her on social media. If Sulli had more support and protection, this could have been prevented.

    Hoping that SM and the music industry tskes action and ensures Mental Health is a priority for their artists. I can’t help but think about Jonghyun’s passing too.

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    This is so sad.

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    OMG! I just saw a childhood picture of her today and man I thought she was so strong to take so much hate. When I was “younger” (read naive), I did not understand why she had to bare herself because that definitely caused more hate towards herself until I understood that it might have been a statement against objectification. I remember an issue where she spoke out over why only she is criticised for whatever she does. But uff I thought she was making it fine, I should’ve known, there was just so much hate.

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    I mean, I didn’t agree with her on the bra thing (and I had forgotten that was her that did it). But I do remember how disproportionate the hate was around it and while I didn’t agree with her point, I was quite gobsmacked at what it unleashed. The pressure on female idols and the astounding double standards in the industry must have been unbearable.

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      So the no-bra under your T-shirt thing is something two women I know, one a close friend, have done as well. It’s amazing the backlash it receives & how entitled it makes men feel. It’s also amazing how difficult it is to do it, to exercise that simple choice. Since India is as conservative as South Korea, I can’t disagree with her on it – hey, it’s her choice.

      Her IG was quite sensual, full of ” whatever ” weird images no celebrity/idol would ever put up. I’m not someone who does the type of things she seemed to be into, but it’s her choice. Sadly it was never respected as such.

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        what I mean is, imho there is nothing to agree or disagree with, re the bra thing – it’s simply just her choice.

        *re-posting because it didn’t go earlier for whatever reason.

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          No worries, I wasn’t that clear myself. Whether she wears a bra or not is her choice and I completely agree on that and I was horrified at the stupid, sexist response to it. When I said I “didn’t agree” it was around her rhetoric that women don’t need bras and are merely forced to wear them due to patriarchy. That is a statement I strongly disagree with.

          But that wearing them should be a woman’s choice – 15000%

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I think I\’ve memorized Eps 3 & 4 of ExtraOrdinary You. I need more episodes, two days ago.

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Current Drama Status #72

Mon-Tues
The Tale of Nokdu Ep 4.

Wed-Thurs
Extraordinary You. Ep 4

Fri-Sat-Sun
(F) Pegasus Market. Ep 3. 20 mins.
(F-S)My Country. Ep 4
(S-S) The Lies Within Ep 1

How did I get stuck watching so many dramas? Please tell me nothing interesting is coming up in the coming weeks? T_T

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    I was happy with only NokDu and Extraordinary You. But then the week passes by so slowly I have to find something else to ease my agony.

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      I totally understand. Tbh, I only need Extraordinary You, but there isn’t enough of the show to keep me going.

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Finally caught up with My Country. I\’ve come to it with a head buzzing gently with ExtraOrdinary You & now I\’m getting whiplash between the genres.

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My Country Ep 3. 25 mins. The curse of the sageuk strikes again. As much as I loved the opening eps last weekend, I can\’t seem to get into it again. *sigh*

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Extraordinary You.
EXTRAORDINARY.
Guys, I didn\’t know it was possible to love a TV show this much.

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    I tend to have strong emotional feelings for fictional characters. But to have stronger feelings towards fictional characters who are aware they are fictional? This is a whole extra level of emotions I’m discovering. Be it in stage or shadow scenes, I care for all of them.

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      It’s the weirdest thing, but it is what it is.

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      I know, right? It pained me when #13 doesn’t even have a name and he doesn’t have any lines. He’s a mobile potted plant. 😭

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    It’s been a while since I fell in love with a show.. like it’s been so so so long.. i think the last drama in which I cared for every single character was Healer And Oh Hae Young again.. I’m not even kidding..

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    A mood, honestly.

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    This show is like an arcade. There’s something great everywhere you look and nobody will leave (or, in this case, finish an episode) feeling unhappy.

    This current crop of shows is, in general, quite special. I keep on repeating it, but I’m live-watching 4 shows (although only 3 are any good). 4 is a lot for me; I don’t think I’ve ever live-watched more than 2 shows. I am literally willing to give up sleep to watch these shows, which says volumes because sleeping is my favourite part of the day (I’m the type of person who needs, like, 9 hours of sleep every day just to be functional, 10 hours to be at the top of my game).

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      agreed and agreed. There’s some really good dramas airing these days. Even I’m overdoing it. *nods in sympathy*

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My biggest personal take-away from these past 2, 3 years is that challenging yourself is hard. Be prepared to face rejection, embarrassment & self-doubt – and it HURTS.

And I need to face that head on, and not bury it in dramas.

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So after Vagabond, my dad is now watching The K2. He\’s on ep 1 which is really awesome, but how do I tell him the show is going to descend into a strange romance with a girl who is still a child mentally? I want him to keep exploring dramas. Not sure The K2 is that promising. XD

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    oh… The K2. I made that same mistake a while back. >.< . Maybe I would suggest Forest of Secrets/Stranger as the next stop? or Life on Mars?

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      I should have gone with Life on Mars. I suggested Signal, and he found it too slow, and went back to ep 2 of The K2. So I guess Stranger is out.

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    This is so cool that he is sharing in a bit of your interests like this.

    What if his next stop is kpop?

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      He’s not! I’m trying to needle him with recs of shows I think he’ll like.
      😀 😀 Kpop I wish! HAHAHAHHA

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    can you somehow sneakily switch it to Healer and have him never know?

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      I endorse this plan!

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      I started watching K2 ’cause Wookie (duh) and then I got to the romance and immediatly remembered what I didn’t like about this one…

      Started watching Healer instead… it totally heals my soul every time I rewatch this… It’s simply one of the best dramas ever made and I have yet to talk to anybody who didn’t like it!

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      This is a nice idea. Let me give it a shot.

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    What about trying Two Weeks? Or Healer?

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      I considered these, and finally suggested Signal. Bad idea, he found it too slow, and was back to watching ep 2 of The K2!! O-O

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    Or take a page from chingu and convince him to watch Terius.

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    Is Vagabond that good? Haven’t had time to check it out

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      I dropped it actually. It opened very strongly but its more about action, brawn and bravado, at the expense of plot and logic. So it depends on what you’re in the mood for. It might work very well for you.

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        Okay then no.. I was just seeing the Netflix ads for Vagabond all over my timeline but if the plot is nonsensical, I can’t last either.

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Oh gosh, the lyrics might be nonsensical but I can’t stop listening to this song! O-O Also, kindly note that Baekhyun has the best vocals in Kpop. I said what I said haha. Obv kidding, but OVERALL someone take this song away from me.

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    I like the beat but the english lyrics are such a turn-off for me. I find that k-pop is the best when they stick to korean, and this just felt like it was missing that oomph. 🙁

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      Same!! It feels like they just stuck the English lyrics in just because they could because there’s native English speakers/singers in the group (albeit, not all the English lyrics were only sung/rapped by them)

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    Also, kindly note that Baekhyun has the best vocals in Kpop.

    *nodding in agreement*

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    Baekhyun has such an unique voice, I love the way it sounds. When I first started listening to him I didnt think he’d be able to go so high with with it.

    The lyrics are…..I dont know, lol. But seeing them makes me happy. Now I want a dance version.

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    Baekhyun’s vocals are always magical.

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Extraordinary You is extraordinarily good. I checked it out thinking I\’d probably drop it soon enough, but NOPE – I\’m here to stay!

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    Dan Oh is so extra. Love her shenanigans.

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      It’s going to get more hilarious isn’t it. With her self aware personality being so different from what the creators have written for her.
      The running Baek Kyung Joke is so good. ‘You always liked him’. And now she is starting to snub him.

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        Guys I REALLY want to know what happens next. Like, I have no patience to wait for the next episode. This hasn’t happened to me since Life on Mars last year. Help.

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          Am reading the webtoon!! Am fully sucked into this world :))
          https://mangadex.org/chapter/433160/1
          This is just season 1

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          Huehehehe I definitely suggest to check out the webtoon, Green! There’s changes here and there and the drama moves pretty quick than its original source, but it’s fun to see the difference and know what’s gonna happen in the drama.

          This drama got me hyped up too. Been watching its BTS before it even started! I’m so glad that I ended up liking this drama. I was wary that it might not live up to my high expectations.

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRShTulNjhB1VvZsdivUQQ Anyways you can watch BTS scenes here too while you wait for another long week! I’ll be doing the same 😆

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            Thanks for the link to the webtoon & behind the scenes, Blue & 13! 😣 I hope it’ll keep me going till next Wednesday

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        Her questioning why she likes Bae Kyung so much is us the audience asking why lots of candy fall for jerks 😆 I love it!

        Not sure if you guys have seen episode 2 yet, but skip this part below if you haven’t!!!

        I’m honestly surprised that we are seeing him subconsciously care for her as early as episode 2. Looks like his self awareness is coming soon, maybe next week? He remembers her “shadow” scenes and finds her really odd. That’s usually the sign a character becomes self-aware; they remember things that did not happen in the “stage” scenes.

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          Yeah! I also thought it surprising that he could remember what’s been happening between stage scenes. I’m looking forward to learning more about the rules of this world (if the writer will go there. Hopefully)

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I have FINALLY sold a kdrama to me dad. He seems hooked to Vagabond, but is worried if they can keep up this intensity.

YES! Years of suggesting them and finally, it has happened.

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    Unfortunately I expect Dad to get bored once he realises that every episode is the equivalent of a film and there are 16 of them. But he did enjoy the first two. Not as much as Terius, though, and he remains true to So Ji Sub.

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    It’s a dad drama! Haha 😆

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      Which is now why I want to watch it. I’m not a dad, but I do enjoy dumb action movies.

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    Lucky you guys! I can’t get anybody, anybody at all irl to watch Asian dramas with me. I only have beanies to spazz with 😔

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      I’ve been surprised how many people in my real life love them when I show them those gateway dramas. Goblin got a half dozen of my friends in the kdrama black hole. Netflix, for as much as we complain about them, has been instrumental on getting so many people I know hooked.

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*notes for self*
Current Drama Status #71

Mon-Tues
(Plan to Watch) The Tale of Nokdu

Wed-Thurs
(Plan to Watch) Extraordinary You/A Day Found By Chance

Fri-Sat
(Plan to Watch) My Country
Pegasus Market. Ep 1. (Sat only)

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So many new dramas of interest & no time. I\’m definitely a drama addict because I\’ll find a way to watch them anyway. Also I\’m now on an entirely new batch of dramas – it feels like a new start to life. Which says a lot about just how much dramas are a part of my daily life.

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