Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

So, the HIStory series may be no more. That also means that there’s no HIStory2: Crossing the Line 2. That sucks, royally.

The two producers who created HIStory series have left LINETV Taiwan one after another and the CEO of CHOCOTV just…

Posted by Adam Uni on Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Trying to write a sentence in 6 words is much more difficult that I expected it would be. A challenge indeed. Maybe I just suck.

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강현하고 하린은 케이팝 가장 잘생긴 남자 중 둘이에요. Hwa Sa ain’t bad either.

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Ajumma April

Hwa Sa exudes this strength and “coolness” about her that I’m drawn to. Even in grief, she approaches life from an inner strength.

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To the medical Beanies (and non-Beanies). Be safe and thank you.

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My hands say I\’m in my 80s. My face says I\’m in by 30s.

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Music March

Music Competition Shows showcase a lot of artists with a lot of talent. We the audience become enthralled by just how good some of these singers are. Then, when the show is over, nothing becomes of the artist. I don’t know if that speaks more to how crappy our attention is, or how shitty the music industry is. Why can’t we just have a competition show where you have like 40 or so competitors and you sign 5-8 of them?! Because there are a lot more artists you are amazingly talented than just the one who one. Don’t they all deserve a chance?

Anyways, Grace was awesome. I hope someone gives her another chance.

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I thought this was going to be a Spring anime. I have to wait all the way till Fall. Arhg! I want this now. I need this now!

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You know when a drama is pretty good, but you just lose interest? Kinda weird and frustrating really.

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    I’ve had that happen with a few dramas. The most fantastic example is with Healer. Everybody said it was great, so I give it a try in 2017. Intellectually, I *got* what everybody liked about it, but I found it so uninteresting.

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      ha ha.. same .. i didn’t find it uninteresting..but overhyped

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      I tried watching it 3 times, and only made it through the first ep the first two times. The third time was the charm, and I’ve marathoned it many times since then.

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        I got to, like, episode 10 or 11. I just found it boring. It never stuck with me.

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    That’s been my case for the past year. In a slump, I guess.

    MeloMance – couldn’t finish last 2 ep.
    Itaewon Class – still on ep 8
    Crash Landing on You — still on ep 2

    I’m hoping Hospital Playlist would not be the case. I like it so far.

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      Same with Itaewon Class. It’s awesome in terms of representation of minorities like the transgender community and racial minorities, but I just couldn’t keep going past about 6 or something. Or maybe it was 8. Crash Landing was good in the beginning and then it dragged coming to the end. But I managed to finish it. There was enough catnip to get me through.

      I should check out Hospital Playlist.

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    It happened to me in Sky Castle. Dropped in episode 14, and I don’t want to know anything about it.

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      It’s pretty tough when we get pretty far and either don’t want to or can’t get the will to finish.

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I really don’t like him, but I have to give him credit here. He played it well–and managed to look cute in the process.

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Skate into Love. This is the first time in a long time I absolutely love the female lead and dislike/could give a crap less/feel \”why couldn\’t you be the second lead\” the male lead.

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    Ok, I know it might change and he might be a good guy and all that crap soon, but right now I just straight up hate him.

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Korean speaking beanies, what the heck is the grammar form behind 쓰여진?
@raonah @earthna @acacia

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For some weird reason, I actually like Little Ram. I can’t help but root for him–even though he doesn’t stand a chance.

P.S. This will be really interesting if they talk about eating disorders among men.

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    He really does look like a sheep. 😍

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    The only drama I can remember that hints/dips it’s feet in speaking of male eating disorders is Korea’s “She Was Pretty” and the subsequent Chinese remake, “Pretty Li Hui Zhen”, so it will definitely be good and interesting for more dramas to touch on the subject.

    How is this one?? I’m thinking of starting it because I like Janice Wu Qian, and though I’ve not seen any works from Steven Zhang Xin Cheng, I like the his image/aura/the impression that he gives off every time I see/watch him as a guest on Chinese variety show “Happy Camp”

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      I’m actually liking it so far. Janice Wu Qian’s character in this is rare awesomeness. She has her faults, but really likable. She comes off more like a real person for this kind of drama.

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        That’s good to hear!!
        So many times we get these sterile perfect-on-paper character that is also expected to be flawless when translated onto the screen, but that’s become quite boring for me now 😅😅 I want my drama characters to HAVE flaws to show which may help to make the stories they tell to be richer, more multi-layered so that we can see their progress, change, and growth for the better as we progress in the drama

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    He’s an actual cutie.

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      Rev! What’s up!? Long time no talk! So I take it you’re watching this?

      He is! Ever since he got his drink in his face, I fell in like with him. And he really kinda resembles a sheep–but in the best possible way. I’m sooo rooting for him that he will find happiness in this drama.

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        Hey Hades. Yes, it’s been a while. I guess we haven’t been watching the same dramas recently. How are you keeping?

        I’m enjoying this show. It’s impossible to ship Babyface with the FL, but hopefully his lady sheep will come along soon.

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          I’m ok. You?

          I ended up taking a break from this drama, so I’m pretty far behind. I guess it turned out for the better because I could get over shipping Little Ram and FL. Since I’m going to have a little extra time on my hands for the next few days, I’ll most likely catch up in no time.

          What else are you watching lately?

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Music March

Performances like this make me believe in K-Pop. That members can sing. I need more of this in my life and less of the lip sync stuff because they’re too busy dancing.

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Music March

The greatest operatic performance of all time.

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    The 5th element was fun! It’s been a while, thanks for the pretty song and Mila Jovovich kicking ass!

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      Yup, it has been a while. 23 years in fact. That’s…a lot longer than I thought. Well, actually, I watched it on cable, so more like 20 years ago, maybe.

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    This one is iconic… I’ll always anticipate it on my rewatch…. Yes I rewatched this series too many times to count😅

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    I’ve seen this movie so many times, and every time I like it even more!

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Music March

I was reminded of this. I love this.

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Music March

I love when artists take a hackneyed song and make it their own in the most badass of ways.

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[1] I honestly don’t know what the obsession Wat has with Tine’s “boobs” but I think I get it now. 😉
[2] He just took the towel right off him. 🤣
[3] But wet towels are now fun Wat. 🤦🏾

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    I’m reading an ongoing translation of the book and I’m loving whoever is doing the translation. They keep pointing out the sometimes problematic behavior and adding a “Dont do this”.

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      Without giving too much detail and spoilers, if the books a lot different to the drama or is the drama pretty faithful to the book?

      Yeah, this drama has a few of your typical BL problems, but it’s pretty tame in other regards as well imo. For better or worse I think both main characters behavior in the drama is pretty believable/realistic. I like how they used Tine’s own actions of wanting a fake gay relationship against him. In that way, Wat pursuing Tine “works.” I could do without Green and Wat’s “Can I grab your boobs.”

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        plot wise drama is faithful to book..but editing is choppy so quite a things seem abrupt in the drama

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        So far it is pretty faithful. The timeline is running around the same but in the book one of the characters hasnt been introduced yet and since it is Tine’s perspective not following the side characters’ storylines.

        Wat also asks about his boobs in the book too.
        So far it is all from Tine’s perspective and he is as oblivious and stuck on himself, but such a chic guy, lol.
        Wat’s character is pretty true too.
        I havent watched them, but I have seen on YouTube someone has videos that compare and contrast the episodes with the book if you ever get really curious.

        I’ve noticed in the show I really like Pear and kind of wish they’d flesh her character out some more. Not as an obstacle to the leads just her own storyline.

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          I’m kind of over the whole female love interest/foil in BLs. I’m not saying that bisexuality or trying to figure out one’s sexual identity should not be explored, but it’s the same trite thing over and over and over again. So probably that’s why I haven’t really noticed Pear.

          Speaking of bisexuality, I love Man! He is a bit of an ass, but I love that they’re exploring bisexuality with a character who (seems to) know(s) who he is.

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      I found out what drama this is: Because of You. Thank you.

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        I don’t know if you were making a pun or joke or something based on the name of the drama or another drama, but this is actually 2gether. Because of You is a different drama and was kinda disappointing. Sigh.

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          Oh, thank goodness! I thought I missed this while ff and was tempted to check! I’ve been waiting for 2gether to finish so that I can binge…

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    i like the fact that in real life these two are not doing the usual gimmicks.. because that is such a turn off..

    This show does comedy right

    Editing is the big flaw of live action – they have such good cast and script and direction to play with, but choppy editing makes story hard to follow (all the missed nuances and their relevance)

    But whatever!..chemistry works.. win’s charms and brights bad boy vibes 🙂

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      They’re not doing the fake gay for you crap in their promotional stuff?! I’m really happy for that. That pisses me off when other BL cast members do that.

      The editing is very choppy to the point that I keep thinking that they cut things out of the drama and there is an uncut version somewhere out there.

      The chemistry really does work so far. And both men are really handsome which is a nice bonus.

      The funny thing about Bright is that he come off as a totally different when he’s happy/smiling/laughing. He really is my favourite thing about this drama thus far. And thankfully, Win is close behind him.

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I don\’t think I\’ve sung Happy Birthday to myself this many times in my life. I must really love myself.

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(오랜만에 여기 한국어 연습 했어요. 몇 실수 할 거예요. 푼명해요).

이 비디오는 너무 귀엽네요. 준키와 디나가 둘 다 영어 아주 잘 하네요. 저는 처음에 준키가 미국 사람인 것 같았어요. 준키가 한국 사람이겠네요. 아닌가요? 그리고 디나는 언어 3 개라도 완벽하게 해요. 헐! 대박! 이비디오는 본 후에 저는 한국어를 진짜 잘 할 수 있고 싶어요. 열심히 더 노력해야 돼요. 열심히 더 노력하려고 해요.

Translation

(It’s been a long time since I’ve practiced Korean here. I’m going to make a few mistakes. I’m sure of it).

This video is so cute. Joonki and Deena are both very good at English. I thought Joonki was American at first. Joonki must be Korean. Right? And Deena speaks at least three languages perfectly. OMG! That’s so cool! After watching this video, I want to be able to speak Korean really well. I have to work harder. I intend to work harder.

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    Just one tiny thing: 분명해요.

    You’re doing such an awesome job though. Fighting!

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      Thanks for the correction and motivation!

      What’s kind of funny is that I made a mistake in that line of all places. 🤣

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        Spelling is tough! It’s the same sound so I understood what you meant. I remember when I started learning Korean, my spelling was super bad. I was just basing it on what it sounds like. Used to spell 꽃미남 as 곧미남 lol. You learn as you go.

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          Korean spelling can be tough, especially with sound change rules. So I sometimes write the word as what the sound change is rather than what it’s written as. Funny enough, the probable reason for my misspelling might most likely be because of where I learned it from.

          https://youtu.be/kCvUeQiN_Xc?t=225

          So, I’ve never seen the Korean (hangul) spelling for flower boy before, and I’m super proud of myself that I figured out the meaning without having to look it up. It’s these small wins that make the journey worth it. 😊

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            Omg Let’s Speak Korean! Are they still airing? Wow. Brings me back.

            Wohoo! Way to go! Another one that took me forever to learn how to spell was 떡볶이 until someone taught me just think stirfried rice cakes. 떡 (rice cake) + 볶다 (to stir fry) + 이 = 떡볶이~~

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            I’m not sure if it’s still airing or not. I just found that episode on youtube while searching for something I can’t quite remember. I think Season 5 might have been the last, but the format seems very different.

            Compound words, or words close enough to compound words make life so much easier vocabulary wise.

            I don’t know if I asked you this before but how long ago did you start learning Korean?

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            @hades Started in 2009.

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    I can’t help you with Korean, but you just keep on learning.
    I love learning languages, but apart from English, my studies are centered in latin languages which are really similar and makes it easier to make connections.
    Learning another alphabet and such a different language is a real challenge.
    Keep on!!

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      Hangul is really easy to learn~~ Takes about a day to 10 days. Have faith! Lol

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        From my Spanish point of view it doesn’t seem to be easy, and I speak five languages!!

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          Lol give it a try~~ Learning the language itself would take a long time but reading and writing is easier.

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            Reading and writing are most certainly much, much easier than listening and speaking Korean. 😭

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          Easy might be relative. In my case it took about a month. I’m a slow learner though. However, I would say that if you understand the principles behind the alphabet, it’s significantly easier–so I’ve been told–than other Asian languages like Japanese and Chinese. I’ll just leave a link for learning the language here. 😉 It’s pretty comprehensive:

          https://youtu.be/s5aobqyEaMQ

          Speaking of Japanese and Chinese, there is a surprising amount of crossover between the languages. Just like Korean has a Subject Object Verb (SOV) sentence structure, Japanese has a SOV structure. Also, similar words exist between the three languages. The more I study, the more I see the similarities which makes me what to pick them up in the future.

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            That’s true. I guess when I said easy, I meant easier in comparison to Chinese and Japanese. I’ve been trying to learn those two for who knows how long and I can’t even memorize the Hiragana so no way I’m getting to Kanji. Mandarin is omg I can neverrrr. Hangul is just so amazing. That’s why I respect King Sejong the Great so much for creating these beautiful letters.

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            It happens with all languages that are connected. When I began with French (I had only studied English) It was much easier than expected (the difficulty here is writing) because of all the connections I could make with both my mother languages.

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      Thanks for the motivation!

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