Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Non drama related, but Healer Ahjumma would be proud ~
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/style/ravelry-knitting-ban-trump.html

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    @egads @waadmay & other fellow knitwits

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      I love it

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      I used to be on Ravelry much more, but the DB community became my new online haunt. I know @lollypip is there too, and a few others, but I don’t think I’ve done more than lurk on the boards or find patterns in the last year or so.

      While I don’t normally condone the stifling of free speech and expression of opinions, the toxicity of some was making Ravelry feel unsafe for some minority and LGBTQ designers and users. I assume it was also becoming near impossible to sift through and police harassing and discriminatory boards and comments. Therefore I understand, respect, and stand by the stance the Ravelry team has taken during this odious time.

      The fiber craft community, as well as society as a whole, has issues, but this is a step in the right direction.

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      I saw this the day it aired and I thought of all of you.

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Nemesis: Priestess Cocoa versus the Grand Dames ~ they have class, style, and experience, she has youth with the accompanying energy and shamelessness.



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@sicarius at the end of The Secret Life of Mubarak Secretary

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Beanies! No one died yesterday! That I’m aware of. Egads is rather disarming in a charming potentially murderous way (but I’m sure she’d kill so classily you really couldn’t be upset about it), and Isa is no one’s sidekick, and likely works alone in any criminal activities she gets up to.

Perhaps I can best explain how wonderful @isthatacorner and @egads are by telling anecdotes of our meeting. Egads is so charming, and bloodthristily a kindred spirit, and Isa is the definition of a marshmallow heart with a tendency to violence. We planned out murders just so isa could write a tell all book afterwards and get rich. Isa let me pull finger hearts out from behind her ear, and, while they both had blank stares and polite laughter at my Veronica Park impression, they both understood it without explanation. Also we recast Pride and Prejudice with Korean actors, no thanks necessary.



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Venturing forth from my comfortable rooftop to find out if @egads really is a serial killer, with @isthatacorner as her threatened associate.

I know, I know, that we all bang our heads against the wall when a character goes up against potential baddies alone. But depending on which episode we are on, it might just be creepy knowing smiles over coffee, and not full on camera-tilting-down-on-a-rainy-side-street-to-reveal-my-glassy-eyed-stare-in-the-yellow-glow-of-the-street-lights.

And if you don’t hear from me, call the police, and pray that the genius criminal analyst who will rescue me is Seo In Guk. Or Park Bo Gum, I’m not picky.

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    If I could be anywhere in the world right now it would be there

    Have fun!!!!

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    Have fun and report back! Just so that we know you’re still alive…

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    It would be a real plot twist if it turned out that isa was the serial killer. I mean, no one would be surprised if I was the criminal as my interests have been well documented here.

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      *waves to the NSA, FBI, and CIA. Hi guys, don’t mind me. Just getting some coffee today.

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      Oooh, the apparently seasoned criminal is really under the thumb of the seemingly distressed librarian ~ there’s a great moment when isa’s fake sobbing turns into cackles of laughter

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    I don’t even own a black cap! My hair is too big for me to be a criminal, guys.

    Although. There’s something to be said about the promise of three squares and a cot.
    But on the other hand I really cannot use the restroom in public and I can’t see myself holding it for the next 20 years….
    But on that mysterious 3rd hand I never claimed to be the brains of this operation.

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Beanies, lend me strength (and gifs, mainly gifs) ~ today is another utter mess at work…

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Just rented a new rooftop room ~ My exhausted former Errand Boy self is ready to sleep forever on my wooden bench…

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@katakwasabi

Just because we are work doesn’t mean we can’t fangirl on the inside.

Also I’m on an Eric Nam kick again today… 😘

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Errand Boy Cat Post #2

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    My family decided to give Mama’s litter of kittens away (though @fatcat007 β€˜s user name always reminds me of one of those kittens, named Fat Cat because his favorite spot to sleep was in the food bowl, which he had to empty first, for obvious, practical reasons).

    But my older brother refused to part with the bright yellow tiger. He loved belly rubs and warmed everyone like our personal, furry sun. His name was Bob, the happiest, friendliest, most loving cat I have ever met.

    <img src="My family decided to give Mama’s litter of kittens away (though @fatcat007 β€˜s user name always reminds me of one of those kittens, named Fat Cat because his favorite spot to sleep was in the food bowl, which he had to empty first, for obvious, practical reasons).

    But my older brother refused to part with the bright yellow tiger. He loved belly rubs and warmed everyone like our personal, furry sun. His name was Bob, the happiest, friendliest, most loving cat I have ever met.

    Bob was a most filial son to Mama, from kittenhood to final separation he curled up next to her every night in a cat bed. He always came when you called his name (though you had to give him time to return from wherever and whoever in the neighborhood he was charming), and meowed away the sorrows of any of us children.

    There was a hill behind our house, and Bob would go there with me to watch the sunset. I’ll always treasure those memories, the sun setting from beyond the trees with the usually talkative Bob warm and silent beside me.

    If I had to pick an actor for my feline hyung, I think I would have to choose Go Kyung Pyo, the hyung in Reply 1988 with the sunshine smile.

    img src=”https://78.media.tumblr.com/d2fc1e99d6216a2e1b47d8ead02c365d/tumblr_mjs5jkehE41s69u1bo1_500

    Bob was a most filial son to Mama, from kittenhood to final separation he curled up next to her every night in a cat bed. He always came when you called his name (though you had to give him time to return from wherever and whoever in the neighborhood he was charming), and meowed away the sorrows of any of us children.

    There was a hill behind our house, and Bob would go there with me to watch the sunset. I’ll always treasure those memories, the sun setting from beyond the trees with the usually talkative Bob warm and silent beside me.

    If I had to pick an actor for my feline hyung, I think I would have to choose Go Kyung Pyo, the hyung in Reply 1988 with the sunshine smile.

    A filial son, protective brother, non angsty, non dramatic, but there for you at every sunset.

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      My name reminds you of the kitty or the kitty reminds you of me either way I’m UWU
      It’s so cute & sweet
      Plus you watching sunset with kitten is the most peaceful thing I’ve heard today 😇

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        Your name reminds me of the kitty ~ (we didn’t keep this kitten, and the story of Fat Cat was from over 25 years ago) (Bob passed ten years ago himself, he and Fat Cat were born to my family before me)

        Watching the sunset with him was one of the most peaceful things in my life…

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I can’t ignore a meow to arms.

My Errand Boy business might have called me away (all very hush hush, top secret, though I did see that @cloggie was publicly teasing about it), but now that I am back in my home country I can crack my knuckles and start furiously typing again. After all, this internet, uri playground, is ruled by cats.

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    Cats have been in my family longer than I have. @coffeeprince4eva β€˜s cat posts have been particularly poignant for me with her pictures of her cats and child, because I was the child in my own family pictures. One of my earliest memories is of Mama, the black and orange tortoise shell cat with the short scurrying legs. (she was named Mama because when my dutiful parents took her to get vaccinated and spayed that first week the vet told them she was already pregnant) (she was called Socks on my aunt’s farm before she was gifted to us).

    Mama was a proud, regal woman, strong, silent, fiercely loyal and protective.

    Already a few years old and used to my family when I came along, she treated me like another kitten, groomed me, taught me how to treat cats (she did this low whining growl when I mis-pet her and this throaty deep purr when I got it right).

    Gosh, just writing this makes me miss her so much. Her actual meow was a short little mewl that she would use to let us know she was coming when she scurried home at night to our calls of β€œkitty kitty kitty” (there was this particular way of calling β€œhere kitty kitty kitty” that my mother taught me that all of our cats would come to, and now that my own cats have been staying with my mom they have started responding to it instead of their names, darn cat whispering mother)

    If she was in a kdrama, she would be played by Kim Mi Kyung, and be the scary but loving unofficial Mama to the characters.

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^_^

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Is it weird to wake up at 3 am and think, inspire yourself to get out of bed, dress for this trip as though paparazzi will take pictures of your airport fashion!

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Is Cocoa sleep deprived? I’d say she is, enough to talk in third person about herself.

… Cocoa really wishes she could be a spectator in that airport scene in HPL… that would keep her awake…

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    Cocoa is also just wondering about all the random places she pulled tea bags out of when emptying her pockets, jacket, purse, and backpack to repack for this trip.

    … anyways, if you want tea, it’s sorted.

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It’s 4 am, and I’m in an airport drinking water from my coffee thermos, wondering when is a good time to break into the banana bread I made, and debating by what criteria I should rank drama oppas…



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    Like, should the ranking be how long I’ve liked them? How often I recall them even when they don’t have a drama going? How many of their dramas I’ve seen? How much I swooned for that ONE character they played? The acting ability? How many variety/interview clips I have watched solely for that actor? Or how much I generally enjoy their work?

    Generally, I consider Song Joong Ki and Lee Seung Gi to be my first oppas, and you never forget your first. But Lee Joon came right to mind when I first thought of this question (which rather surprised me), but that’s likely because I’ve frankly really enjoyed all his dramas I’ve seen, even if he is not the best actor, and that is something I can’t say of nearly any other oppa.

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      I go with all of the above criterion. Ranking is kinda pointless for me given how many actors I like. Actually, my “list” is based more on how that feeling they brought to the drama and their characters. There are standouts to be sure. Like Song Joong Ki in DotS, Lee Min Ki in Dal Ja’s Spring and Because this Life is our First, and Lee Je Hoon in Tomorrow With You. Then you have actors who won me over despite how terrible their dramas were like Ji Chang Wook in The K2 and Yang Se Jong in Temperature of Love. The you have actors I love, just because, like Park Seo Joon–actually, I like him because he’s very good looking and I liked him/his character in Witch’s Love and WWwSK. I can’t forget the actors how have this weird combination reasoning for me liking them, like Taecyeon. His acting might not be the best, but his characters and his looks and his acting make me like him.

      Granted, we’re just talking more about “oppas/hyungs” here. Also, by the nature of this post, I haven’t mentioned Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese actors. We will be here all day.

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        I usually don’t do rankings either ~ I prefer to appreciate as I go along, hence my made up β€œoppa treasure chest,” but I thought it would be interesting to try to decide if I do have any kind of bias (though usually this line of thought is just coming up with several actors I can’t choose between).

        Like, I just plain love Yoon Shi Yoon and Lee Seung Gi even if I know I will never watch all their dramas. Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In I admire fervently and will happily watch all day. Ryu Jun Yeol has great acting chops and charm, even though I found some of his dramas frustrating (I’m referring to the one where the lead actress wanted to sleep with him because he was born in the year of the tiger) (I could just look the title up but I refuse).

        Lee Dong Wook and Park Seo Joon I actually have watched most of their dramas and find them epitomes of beauty (again, we are only looking at the Korean oppa/hyung category), as well as having a sincere charm.

        There are probably so many other actors I could also talk about as I think of them… we will be here all day…

        Oh, and I think Lee Joon is like Taecyeon for me. I didn’t even think I would like him the first time I saw him, but somehow he’s ended up one of the first actors I think of due to his characters.

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    If I’m honest, this post was just an excuse to look up winking gifs. Forgive me.

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      I saw the wink in the first two and kept on waiting for the wink in the last one that never came lol. and I thought it was because I blinked.. but it never came…or is it because i did blink that i missed it?

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        Oh, no wink… Lee Joon isn’t good at winking, so I thought it would be funny just to leave a despondent picture next to the winking charmers. 😅 sorry for the unintentional prank!

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To the Moms of Dramaland

When I see kimchi, I can see you
either lovingly making it
or hatefully slapping with it

I think of you with old coats,
even more so with fur dresses

You are simple
You are gaudy

You always want the best for your children (even when definitions of \”best\” vary so wildly mom to mom)

You raise outcasts as your own, even as you disown your genetic kids

You wildly entertain me, and I love to hate you, even as I cry when I love you.

Happy Mother\’s Day!

~Coco

PS what are favorite moms of dramaland here?

PS2 Happy Mother\’s Day to my maternal Beanies! You don\’t have to give birth to be a mom (as @bammsie so wonderfully demonstrates), and, for those with difficult relationships with mothers, someone doesn\’t need to give birth to you to be a mother to you!

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When you finally watch enough English language television to finish your embroidery project… (I’m not talented enough to sew and read subs at the same time)

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@frabbycrabsis sent me down a rabbit hole of Pop Culture Detective videos, and this particular one seemed strangely relevant for kdramas and their candies…

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This is short notice, but any Beanies want to watch a movie later? I\’m thinking a silly, low key Japanese live action manga adaptation (like Kimi no Todoke or LovCom), but open to suggestions ~

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Let’s just say I was bored at work and got inspired for Theme of the Month. Six pages, and I’m not close to being done with my argument. I think I have a problem.

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You + me = Song of Songs: the Remix

😚

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