Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

The thing that got me the most in INAR today was Min Kyu’s stumbling. He’s trying so hard to be this arrogant standoffish man that stalks off, but then he keeps stumbling in front of Jia and you can see he hates himself for it, but can’t help it. Because he is a normal, weak person, and the strong wall that he built around himself that kept him together (but also kept people out) has crumbled over the course of the show. That touch of falling while trying to be tough, and feeling humiliated, really made me empathize with Min Kyu today.

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    Oh, and when he was hurt when she recoiled from his touch because she didn’t want to activate his allergy, but all he could think was that she was disgusted by him. That was great, petty and hurtful but human. Min Kyu was so very human today.

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Any drama/kpop gifs for when your cat gets sick and you end up at the animal ER at 4 am only for her to just have the kitty flu?!
Gosh, this animal really is my child, isn’t she…

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After my previous post, I remembered that I had written a post on binge watching on my actual blog a year or so ago (binge watching is a constant in my life…). So I thought I’d share it, since I feel like Beanies would be the ones to relate to it.
https://rathermundane.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/binge-watching/

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Had nothing to do today, so I cleaned the house, baked and binge watched 8 episodes (and counting!) of Kimi Wa Petto (haven’t seen a Japanese drama in a while). It’s cute and ridiculous, and I felt so at peace when I sat down to dinner with a pot of tea and a slice of freshly made carrot cake. Sometimes, you just need a day of dramas and quiet time.

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    Sounds great! When you noted the tea and carrot cake, I visualized myself having some myself. Not too much frosting on the carrot cake though. Are you having herbal tea or milk tea?

    Now that I got the important stuff squared away, how are you liking You’re My Pet/Kimi Wa Petto? It most definitely is cute and ridiculous, but oddly satisfying. Quite a refreshing drama that one. It was only one of the rare times that I actually liked both lead characters and actors as much as I did. I tend to not like typical Japanese female characters that much with their hyper-exaggerated expressions. It was funny that those roles were reversed here, but Momo also has a darker/serious side that is evident from the first few episodes.

    I was also about to post on Spring Has Come. I just watched the first episode and oddly enough, I liked it. It seems to be not quite your straight forward drama, so here’s hoping it turns out well.

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      Ah, so the carrot cake is for someone, so I ate the unfrosted edge pieces as a way to test taste. It was not too sweet, and I had a plain black tea with milk but no sugar. ☺️

      I’m enjoying Kimi Wa Petto wholeheartedly, I think the two leads are both well developed in that they are both trying to take care of the other (though, I think it’s ironic that the “master” actually depends more on the pet’s presence to keep her emotionally together). I can empathize with both characters so far, and even the first love, and coworkers (even the best friend with her adorable daughter seems like a realistic character to me).

      What is Spring Has Come about?

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    I just started Kimi wa Petto because @hades had said good things about it. Good to see he is not the only one! On episode 3, cute so far!

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      🙂

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      I got caught in it because Viki was spamming my recommended section on YouTube with translated clips and I couldn’t resist hehe.

      I’m on episode 9, and it’s very cute so far, but I’m tensed for the angst that has to come (this is a drama, after all, and Momo needs to be revealed sooner or later)

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    I’m curious, which Kimi wa Petto did you see? I binged watched the 2017 version in during New Years and I have no regrets.

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      I’m binge watching the 2017 one ~ I saw the Korean movie a couple years ago, and thought it fun too. ^_^

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        I love all versions.. Though I honestly can’t remember the Korean movie version. Haha!

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Just realized this week that Dr. Hong in INAR is the idealistic teacher in Dream High, and that Pi is Sarang from School 2017. #youthdramasidecharactersbecomegeniuses

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    PI IS SARANG?!? No wonder she looked so familiar!

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      It’s such a different look for her! Though, if Sarang had a science bent I could see her growing up to be the loyal, sometimes grouchy, Pi

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    and little Sarang doing such a great job. A very different character vib, but totally believable.
    #DontLikeThisComment

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      I think the actress is doing great here ~ it took someone else noticing for me to realize.
      Lol, why the #request?

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When you and your roommates are coming up with wedding hashtags for an upcoming nuptial, and they decide to make one for you and your cat. #catlady #whoneedsanSOwhenyouhavekdramas #committedtocats

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Friends forcing me to be social=I didn’t get to any kdrama watching this weekend, guess I have to fit 3 hours of Hwayugi into a work week now. 😑though, I suppose going outside is good for me?

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    Going outside is kinda rehab for someone like us chingu. I feel you, just hold on.

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      Hehe, rehab. I haven’t had a hit of my crack (drama) in two whole days… 😉

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        I’m on a drama dry spell. Except Hwayugi to look forward to, I haven’t watched any shows (or did not continue watching) -_- I’ll come around I guess lol

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          I’m just live watching Hwayugi and INAR, but I also decided to watch Cyrano Detective Agency. I had a dry spell a few months ago that lasted for a while ~ enjoy your drama freedom while you can lol ~ they always suck me back in… 😉

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    Social life < drama watching

    Who needs social life when all the pretty boys are just one click away?

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      Right?! Why deal with potentially messy real life relationships when you can have reallllly attractive ones, and the angst is all just second hand 😉

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    My friend wants to go have dinner tomorrow, but I’m just like “but…it’s Monday…it’s JBL day…” She didn’t buy my excuse either -.- I’ll just have to satisfy myself with beanie spoilers.

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      That sounds like my friend yesterday, who didn’t take no for an answer… sigh… so glad I can sneakily read recaps throughout the day 😉

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Beanies, I’m so confused and conflicted about what’s going on with Hwayugi ~

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    I mean, I really hope that justice is served to the people responsible for the accident, and that this acts as a wake up call to the industry.
    But at the same time, I’d selfishly like to know the show will go on, even if it’s postponed for a month or two.

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      I think there was news yesterday that the show is not being cancelled. Here’s to hoping justice is served and prodcution will ease out.

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Okay, so the copy/paste thing to make long comments on my wall isn’t working anymore…

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    It’s still working for me… Are you sure you’re copying with the mouse clicks and not keyboard shortcuts?

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      I use keyboard shortcuts ~ should I be using mouse clicks? I’ll try that instead I guess

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So, I started watching Cyrano Agency since INAR is only Wednesday/Thursday and Hwayugi wasn’t a thing this past weekend ~ it’s cute and fun, and reminds me of when I first started watching dramas, whe

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    (continued) it’s cute and fun, and reminds me of when I first started watching dramas, when the cliff hangers kept me going to the next episode even when the plot was silly, when the romance is forced, the back story needlessly dramatic, and when the side characters are what keep me coming back. All in all, not a bad back up show so far.

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    One of my favourite crack dramas! <3 It's sweet and has some spy equipment. Which is all I need in a drama to thoroughly enjoy it (Healer is my favourite!).

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      I finished it at lunch today ~ thoroughly cute and enjoyable! I loved the side quests and the spy shenanigans ~
      I might re-watch Healer now…

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Viki or Dramafever?

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    😑 to both.

    Viki now has more simulcast kdramas due to their Kocowa deal. However, subs are fanmade still and can be capricious. DF pays people to sub so they come out immediately when the episode is released. But, they have fewer simulcast kdramas. So it’s 50/50 really. I pay for both and am unsatisfied with both 😩

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      I did both for a while, then neither had dramas I was wanting so I eventually dropped both…
      but now the bootleg sites keep making my computer crash, so I think I’ll need to start paying again… 😑

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    Secondary question: which streaming site will have Hwayugi?

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    Personally, I have Viki (I can’t access Dramafever). I’ve been pretty happy with it but I’ve never really used any other streaming site for dramas. I’ve watched a few kdramas on Netflix but their subs are horrible. Viki is much better than that.

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      Yeah, I’m just bummed you have to pay for Viki… I remember when you could watch the raw episode without commercials for free while it was being subbed (after a certain percent of subbing ads were added in). Those were the days…

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      Does Viki have good shows on it right now? Or so you have to pay premium for most of them?

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        It has Just Between Lovers with the standard pass. It also has Jugglers and I Am Not a Robot but those are on Pass Plus so you either have to wait several weeks or watch it within the first 24 hours of when it is broadcast (usually subs aren’t complete). I’m not sure what other currently airing shows they have. I’ve been watching Just Between Lovers and I Am Not A Robot. The subs for IANAR are usually 70% or higher within the first 24 hours so I feel like I catch most of it and what I don’t catch I get from the recap.

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          Huh, you can watch Pass Plus in first 24 hours? That’s very good to know ~ thanks for the pro tip!
          I think I am going to go with Viki again, they have Hwayugi.

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    Are you asking which we use or which we’d recommend?
    I have Viki Pass Plus and Dramafever.

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      Same.

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      I’d recommend to others that they try the free trials for both (not at the same time) to see what features they like also that they check the calendar for when their dramas are airing/which service they will be on.
      Usually I choose one service at a time but lately the dramas I want to see or catch up on have been split between both services. I’ll probably do the switches again in 2018.

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        That’s smart, switching between them. Maybe I should imitate that tactic for drama watching…

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          If you have an idea of what shows both you & your sister want to watch then it can help you figure out which service might be good. Hopefully the picture coming through…to give you an example..
          ynged

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            Sorry if it’s really nerdy of me….
            I used some of the shows I liked in this example. Hopefully it helps?

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            Wow! Impressive chart making @toramona
            That is honestly the worst part of research for me always ~

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            Hehe, we are on here to be nerdy and geek out ~ it’s what makes us Beanies!! 🤓
            I think the chart is helpful for on air and upcoming shows, and makes me pretty certain about going for Viki.
            I see we have some completed shows in common 😁

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            Also Sister 1 And Sister 2 make me feel like my sister and I are Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss, and that’s not an inaccurate description of us hehe

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            hahahhaha I know! I’m sure you’re both awesome. I’m sorry Mmm.. maybe I could have writtern HotCocoaGirl & HotCocoaGirl Sister?
            Research and organization is hard for me too. I use a few sites to help me mydramalist/com , trakt/tv and episodecalendar/com try to keep a handle on everything. I wish there was one with all the features I need plus a good app and display which provider was showing the drama…maybe one day.
            Oh my complete shows column isn’t the shows I’ve finished watching that’s a different list(not pictured). The “Complete Series” column is for shows that have finished airing but that I haven’t finished or seen yet. hahah Mmm so my titles are all confusing. It’s the heart that counts. <3

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            Haha, it’s fine, I like the Sister 1 and 2 😜 I don’t even try to keep track, my sister has master lists of everything that she constantly consults. Maybe I should try to be more organized…
            Ah, I see what you meant by complete series ~ I generally don’t watch old shows unless I’m sick and need a binge (it’s my policy to keep from watching more than a couple episodes at a time), so I suppose that was an easy mistake for me to make ~

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      I’m kind of asking both questions. My sister and I were sharing and paying for both Viki and Dramafever, but then neither had shows we were wanting (darn Netflix licensing), so we dropped both subscriptions. Now I’m looking to get a subscription going again, but I am trying to decide if I can just choose one.

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    I agree with everyone so far. Recently Viki has been able to get most of the good dramas, but with added limitations. At the same time, they have the best subs (better than Dramafever too). So I have Viki Plus and standard Dramafever.

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      Yeah, I’m thinking I’ll go for Viki. I used to be on Dramafever all the time when I started drama watching, and I used their news and reviews, but now I’m on drama beans for all my news, reviews, and drama community, and I enjoy the subs and comments on Viki, so I think I might just forego Dramafever.
      Unless of course Dramafever gets some awesome drama that only it has licensed… 😉

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        Yes! That’s how I used to be as well.
        In fact, until now I was watching I am not a Robot on Dramafever, but now Viki has it lol. And they put up the raws almost immediately. 😀

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          Hehe, I got the standard Viki and was able to watch the raws of IANAR with about 70% subbed! Thanks for the advice!

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“You did well” ~ those words he requested are so important and so often unsaid. How like a songwriter that, even at the end, he expresses the words of many hearts, of words that are desperately longed for.

To all my fellow Beanies, and all others today, whether you knowingly need it or not, you did well.

Let us use the words he left us with to make a better world.

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    Also ~ for US residents: the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1(800)273-8255

    It’s always good to talk.

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    His words left such a heavy feeling in my heart.

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      Those are words I’ve longed for so much at my lowest pouts, for someone to just tell me “you did well.”
      It is heavy, when you feel the burden of making your life a success, the burden of not being a failure, of mattering.

      @hanie you did well. Living up to this point, you’ve done well. 😊

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After binge watching Tomorrow’s Cantabile, the thing that struck me was how clearly I remembered where I was in life when I first live watched it. I remember exactly when it came out, 2014, since I remember watching it as a break in study rooms at university my final year. I remember admiring Nae Il’s perseverance in running after her Orabang (and can now see that it likely wrongfully influenced me into pursuing my sunbae ex longer than I should have). I remember talking about the music to my classical musician friends, friends I haven’t seen in so long now. I admired the characters pursuit of their passions even as I struggled to make decisions for after school. I loved their uniqueness even as I started to spend more time in front of the mirror.

When I watched Tomorrow’s Cantabile the cuteness and the music and the delightful side characters were all there again, and reminded me of who I was when I met them three years ago, and how much has changed and stayed the same. Dramas and music connect so much to moments and memories, just like other sensations of smell and touch. It almost makes them feel like time capsules for my heart. ^_^

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Beanies, might I ask how you bypass the character limit for wall posts? I’m not very tech savvy…

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    Write it first on a notepad or somewhere and just copy paste it hihihi 😉

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      I just learnt this yesterday on other Beanie’s wall

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      Yup! Just use the right click Paste option instead of the shortcut Ctrl V cos the shortcut doesn’t work for me sometimes.

      And if you have pasted it here and need to edit, it will get cut again so make sure you post your final version 🙂

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      Wow, it’s that easy?! Thanks so much!! #gamechanger

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When I first watched Tomorrow’s Cantabile, I got into an argument with my sister over whether or not the second lead was Park Bo Gum. It was a very satisfying I-told-you-so moment for me hehe

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Binge watching Tomorrow’s Cantabile, and there, at the end of episode 5, a wild Park Bo Gum appeared!!

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The best part of the final episode though was SeHee, obviously. Whether he is in a slump, or boyishly in love, or weirding out his coworkers, it\’s amazing. And that final hairstyle… ^_^

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    I really liked how his hair was a combo of his original and the changed one as if he’s combining the best of both Se-hees.

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      I like that thought ~ he’s changed for her, but he’s back to his own comfort too ^_^

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My finale feelings? I\’m there with SeHee when he calls JiHo a bad person, but I also understand why she felt she needed to go away for a bit and understand what she was feeling.

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    I understand why she left. I just wished she had explained herself better.

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      Exactly my thoughts. 🙂

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      Part of me thinks she didn’t because she thought she might not come back. That’s the only thing that makes sense to me ~ when she did her flashbacks and talked about how there were times she disliked them, it made me feel she was rethinking how quickly she had fallen for him. Ji Ho is super rash in her decision making, and the divorce was perhaps the most selfish decision, because she did not take any time to see Se Hee’s perspective, just that he doesn’t share his emotions with her.

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        She specifically at multiple places said “There is a second half to us.”

        If she thought she ‘might’ not come back… there would have been no reason to act so blithely like he would be there for a second half.

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          It just doesn’t make sense why she didn’t tell Se Hee that then. Aargh, she was not thinking of him at all…

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    I hated her happiness to find him sad that she was gone. I know that’s realistic, but those are the things you keep in your mind or talk about later, don’t be smiling all giddy because someone else is upset in the moment.

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