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Hotel DL Episodes 1-4: Beautiful in black, murderous in blue.

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Hotel DL Episode 3: Waiting through the millennium, by a light and by the light of the moon.

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Hotel DL Episode 3: Never thought we’d see Man Wol looking like the cat that got the cream, and in what she thinks are tiger colours, but the tights just have to go!

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    Clearly a missed ppl opportunity. Tiger striped tights…with modern materials you could even make the stripes look as if they were rippling in motion as view angle changed… oh, never mind.

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Hotel DL Episode 3: Shocking red tempered with black ‘trimmings’. The bag is the only article with colours other than red, and stands out beautifully.

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Hotel Del Luna Episode 3: More of the sad backstory of Jang Man Wol.

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    Near the beginning of episode 1, when she is looking up at the moon and says to her self she is sick and tired of the moon, the look on her face is not one of longing nor sadness; it is one of at least anger. What is she angry about? Her unending life? I don’t buy it. Since there’s not been any mention of reincarnation nor repeat visitors, I haven’t bought into the she’s waiting for her lover to be reincarnated thread…

    MW’s character is at least intelligent and clever (wisdom tbd); stubbornness is utterly obvious. If she’s been around for a thousand years and wants to continue to do so, there is a reason we don’t know, yet. I hope the sisters (too bad they aren’t three – could justly call them the Fates) have a more complex character for us.

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    It really does look like a ghost!

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Hotel Del Luna logo: A moon and branch? As symbols do, could it have evolved from a sign of lifelessness to one of hope? The tree might grow leaves with a new ingredient added to it’s roots.

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    The branch through the circle also reminded me of the little 3 pronged branch of flowers that Chan Sung’s father plucked. They were magic flowers on an otherwise lifeless tree. Signs of hope that things can change.

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    The center pair of pictures are lovely!

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      The aerial view of the skylight over the tree is somewhat like the logo too. IE oriented where the tree’s branches are angled across like the slash. The actual hotel logo I lifted from Packmule3’s page… it was so nice and sharp!

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Wonderful old world charm that totally suits this character who is centuries old.

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    We need to get our male lead into a period appropriate matching coat with tails for a nice ballroom scene!

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    I’m not sold on the drama at this point, but like many of you here, I love IU’s wardrob and accessories. Not to mention, she has at least three different hair lengths as well.

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This outfit was fabulous. I loved the embroidery on the sleeves and the way the skirt flared at the base. Pity I could not get a clear shot of the whole outfit.

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Hotel Del Luna: I’m now the fan of Man Wol’s stylist in a very big way. Never did drama fashion grab me hook, line and sinker, the way Man Wol’s style did. Here are screenshots of just a few.

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    There were definitely interesting fashion pieces in this show.

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      I loved that every piece had elegance and that they made a statement about what Man Wol was going to do, like the purple outfit with hat for her shooting the mayor, or the black button down dress for destroying the Roman soldier ghost. That was killing with style!

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    IU is so beautiful.

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      Yes, isn’t she. She’s got the voice and such sweet looks. She rocked all the clothes but I think she probably starves herself to keep that slim figure!

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        I’m not sure. I mean, there are people who are naturally thin, but I do wonder how often that’s the case for people in the entertainment industry. There definitely is the pressure to fit a certain look.

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SLOMS: Just looking at you.

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    You’ve fallen hard, haven’t you?

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      Yup, and it’s not abating anytime yet!!! 🤩 Fortunately I’m crazy about DMI 🤩 rather than mainly KYK, because then I’d be watching every show he’s in and throwing RL out the window. 🤪

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SLOMS: Sharing the Coat of Confidence

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    Aww I liked that metaphor.

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      Hi @wishfultoki I really enjoyed the coat metaphor in all it’s forms. There were so many instances of offering warmth, cover, protection … of coats real or invisible, of taking and giving and even of throwing it off. What we know is offered, of course, is consideration and affection, so it just warms the heart.

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SLOMS: Interpreting DMI-speak is no easy feat, especially when being fired means being loved!!

Not going to believe my boss if he fires me LOL! 😅

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    I had a hard time understanding this firing = loving from DMI’s perspective. Luckily 1 comment from fellow youtuber enlightened me on DMI’s language :D.

    From what I gathered, he is giving JGH what she wanted since she has been reluctant to sign off the permanent employment and after all, DMI also got the impression that JGH ‘hated’ him hence the continuous deception and lies.

    Am I getting it right? No?

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      Interesting take on firing = loving. It was the context of it though that puzzles… it was because he had lost trust in her as secretary, that she was fired. So it’s hard to see it as a means of doing her a favour. However, it’s true that he could have interpreted her behaviour as not liking him as much as he liked her, or worse, hating him … so firing her at last after she refused to renew the contract, might have seemed to him to be a good thing that he was doing for her.

      I was thinking that over the days after he fired her, as his hurt wore away, he may have considered that it allowed for a fresh start, as well, after he forgave her. But since that is never shown to us, it’s just me making up my own fiction.

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SLOMS: This show really knows how to pile on the hugs. My faves . . .

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Getting all handsy!!

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SLOMS: The charm of being so innocent, not just him but both of them. Awkward awareness with ‘blue films’ playing in their heads LOL. Er…mmm, nice abs by the way.

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SLOMS: The date that made beginnings. As different as night from day, even in the lighting and how the scenes were shot.

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    Among the cardigan metaphors, I liked how when she apologised for deceiving MI, GH said that if MI would let her work that 1 day, she would not wear the cardigan so that he would not see her face and could pretend she was some other secretary.

    However when he looked for her with cardigan in hand, he placed it over her shoulders, indicating that he wanted to see her, the person and not just the secretary.

    It reminded me of the Bible story of the Prodigal Son (or prodigal father, rather) who welcomed home his delinquent boy, not as a slave, but as a son, by giving him a robe, ring and sandals.

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    👋 GB!

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      Hello dear @giegie! *Hugs* What have you been up to? 😘

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        *Hugs back* 😘
        Other than watching dramas (both Kdrama & Cdrama) I’m currently addicted to an online game, which is why I barely have time to hang out here 😄

        What about you? Other than watching dramas, that is… 😉

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          I get more busy with RL at odd times. June was busy with my volunteer work and now it’s going to be my normal work-work. Dramas and fan-working (analysing or commenting) about them certainly take a lot of time, therefore I keep to just a few. I don’t dare to have a list of what I’d like to watch and catch up on… it would depress me!!

          Do keep in touch. It’s always great to see you. 😍

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    i loved this metaphor from the start till the end…
    at first he makes her wear an invisible robe, which she returned to him before his meeting.
    later he placed her red cardigan as you mentioned in above reply… and later he removes his own coat and placed over her shoulders… which was like he is handling her the power the confidence this time a real one .

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      Lovely! Thanks @kdramaswimmer

      And at the start … Ep 3 I think, he once threw his jacket at her to hang up for him. She gave him a sharp ‘look’ but hung it up anyway. By the end, he is draping her carefully with his jacket to keep her warm, and offers to be her coat of confidence. Such a BIG difference in the attitudes!

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    More reason to love this show: how it balances the give and take. This show gives us a rare story where there’s fairness and justice, which is not much what we get in real life.

    What Min Ik took for granted or presumed was his right, Gal Hee taught him to give in return. He was a great student!

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