Beanie level: Errand boy

There are two scenes of Playful Kiss (I’m in ep 5) that are standouts to me on who Baek Su Jo and Ha Ni are as people and why they end up together and why it makes sense. For Ha Ni its in ep 2. She’s just been humiliated by Baek Seung Jo and she’s determined to give up on him, or put this humiliation behind her. She’s running laps and she’s decided she’s going to run 34 or so and she’s a few short of her goal and she falls and she looks up and says that she won’t give up. Even if she has to crawl. Another for her from this episode is when she tells the people that she’s interviewing with for college that she doesn’t give up. Its the fire and the passion that keeps drawing Baek Seung Jo to her–even if he doesn’t know exactly why just yet.

For Baek Seung Jo from his first encounter with Ha Ni we’re shown several times that he’s almost helplessly drawn to her. From the first time she comes crashing into his world every time she shows up he’s like a little boy with his first bug. Maybe an insane little boy who’s going to grow up and be a serial killer and enjoys torturing bugs in his free time. But, from their first interactions she’s the only person that he has a reaction to. Now, the scenes that I think so far define him (other than every time he stares after her in complete confusion/fascination/utter horror) are when he saves her from the flasher. He doesn’t necessarily want the responsibility of going after her, or taking care of her but the second he sees her he reacts. The same with when her computer does whatever while she’s working on her application. He snaps at her, he doesn’t necessarily seem like he wants to help her—but he does, and then sits and makes sure that she actually gets the application turned in. And then the whole conversation with how to determine if you like something (someone) and he looks SO CONFUSED/flustered as he holds his hand over his heart and tries to understand this human emotion she evokes in him.

And to think I said I wasnt going to post as much today since I’ve been a nonstop motor mouth since Friday. Playful Kiss makes me chatty. I’ll try and contain it in this reply.

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    i watched PK just around 2 months ago because i was in a Jung So Min frenzy. i didnt watched it before it was because i didnt like both leads enough (didnt know JSM then actually) and i loved ISWAK and TKA (the tw versions of PK) too much that made me feel that the Korean remake wouldnt be as good. but i was wrong. probably because im watching it many years after watching ISWAK, but watching PK last year rekindle the love i had for the series. it brought back many feelings even if it is a show that another country adapted. needless to say, i really love PK when i finished it, and it lingered in me for quite a while before i could move on

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      Its kinda the same for me ISWAK and TKA are BY FAR my favorite adaptations of the story. BY FAR. They Kiss Again kills me and leaves me an ugly crying mess no matter how many times I’ve seen it. PK, was my first interaction with this story and I liked it but I spent a great deal of time being pissed off that Ha Ni wasn’t good at anything. Waiting for her to discover a talent made watching the drama frustrating. I don’t even know how I ended up watching the other iterations of it, but I remember liking them SO MUCH MORE than PK.

      In September/October I was having a super hard time and did a massive rewatch of ISWAK/TKA, Kiss Me: Thai, Mischievous Kiss, and a newer adaptation that was HORRIBLE and shouldn’t even be considered loosely based adaptation. And things that I kept expecting to happen in one of those versions–that I had such a clear memory of seeing—didn’t happen. I was shocked. I began to think maybe these specific scenes were in PK—but I was nervous to watch PK because how could it possibly hold up to the others? But I started rewatching and made it up to ep 7 and it was WAY BETTER than I remembered it being on first watch. I only made it to ep 7 because I got super busy but then, when DB announced the otp write ups I started watching again. People have such polarizing attitudes towards this drama and this couple that on the one hand I wanted to write about it but on the other hand—I could see myself really getting my feelings hurt if my post were published and it sparked a conversation with any negativity whats so ever about this couple. And super busy. So I didn’t write it.

      AND WOW I am SO chatty! You didn’t ask for/need/want any of that! I’m going back to laundry and drama. Geeze Louise.

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        ahh its okay! ^^ i wont be able to write as long as you, but im just fine reading it 😀 for the exact same reason was why i didnt watch the newest Taiwanese remake. i knew the male lead from “Our Times” but i loved ISWAK and TKA too much. i didnt watch the other versions; the taiwanese and korean versions are the only ones i watched, as for the anime, i watched the last few eps because it offered something that we didnt get to see in the two versions i watched.

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    this beautiful post makes me want to binge PK just to have some cheesy and cute love story around me…. you wrote is so well and described very nicely…
    PK is surely that kind of drama to make you catty cause you can’t contain a that excitement within yourself.. ill be the same the moment ill start it again….
    thanks for sharing your love for PK…

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    All manifestations of this story are a guilty pleasure. I know they are filled with the ugly tropes and whatevers that make my feminist soul rage, but I can’t help myself, I still root for this pairing. What you have written here expresses some of why, and I do wish you had submitted for this month because I think your argument would have gone even deeper.

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    Crap after watching the other versions this was relegated to last in line, after the other versions but now I’m resisting the impulse to skim this (which we know actually means skip to the first cute moment then watch allll the rest) It was my second or third drama I watched and liked it it So much until I got over the rosy romance glow and realized how crappy he was to her, and how frustrating it was to watch her be bad at everything except loving him often putting him above herself. It has some weird filler with the second lead that makes him more cartoonish than I feel is fair too. Oops I guess PK makes me chatty too.
    Baek seung-jo feels feels colder than in other versions but I think some of that was acting limitations

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My last three comments got no upvotes 🙁 OH WELL. I shall continue on anyway. (Sad).

Yall. Is it weird that now that Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa know how to kiss on camera that I want them to be in another drama together as leads (or as 2 leads who make out a bunch at the least)? They have such lovely chemistry. And apparently all either of them was capable of when they worked together was the dead fish face smush. They can do better now! They should work together again and do better!

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    After “Insensible” I’ve wanted to see Hong-ki and Park Shin-hye in a drama again but PSH said it would be hard to kiss him since they’re such close friends lol (there was supposed to be a kiss scene in the mv I think but she ended up vetoing it). Maybe Hong-ki could be the SL again and Yong-hwa gets the girl this time. lol

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    I think it’d be nice to watch them sharing the screen again, they’ve definitely improved! However, Yong-hwa is going to the army in March so I guess we’ll have to wait a couple of years for someone to pitch this idea

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      I know! Ugh. I would have never considered Yong Hwa to be one of my people. But I enjoy his talent so much (more musically than acting–although The Package was one of my favorites) and I’m going to miss him loads. I think I’m surprised by how much.

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        I haven’t watched The Package! I heard about it being better than what people thought it’d be, but the story doesn’t really catch my attention…I’ll add it to my ‘may watch’ list!

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          YAY! It was a weird drama to have expectations of. I wasn’t planning on watching it myself, but Jung Yong Hwa. I couldn’t get a handle on what it was supposed to be about before it started airing. But I’m glad that I gave it a try. I’ve said it a million times but I love that none of the characters are actually what you think (and not in a weird spy-thriller way. In a people are human and humans do things way). By the end of the drama proper every single character that I thought that I disliked had become a favorite. Early favorites became favorite-ier. Its one of the very few dramas that I left feeling good about every single character and plot. Even the ones that you think you’re supposed to hate. I shan’t say anymore because overhyping is a thing.

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            Favorite-ier is now officially added to my vocabulary lol
            I’ll let you know if I watch it! I’m in the middle of rewatching Heart to Heart, but I’ll finish it soon ^^

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TRUTH. So much truth. All the truth. Truer words. She’s so despicable. UGH.

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So this ahole glasses guy is going to ruin Gyun Won\’s reputation because a girl didn\’t like him 6 years ago and 6 years later the same girl recognizes that he\’s a petty, jealous, useless, piece of crap? Maybe have a talk with the man in the mirror, ahole. There\’s a reason that she doesn\’t like you. I only remember one very specific plot from the ending of this drama (it annoyed me) but I hope this glasses guy takes a long walk off a short pier. No, not a pier. A mountain. If its a pier he\’ll have a comfortable fall down the river. With a mountain he\’ll have a sheer drop to his very, extremely timely demise.

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    OH MY GOSH. He’s actually trying to get this school kid expelled from school? He’s such a little bitch!

    This drama is seriously infuriating me. Who does this? He’s an adult! She’s like what? Supposed to be 19? 21 at the most? I want to punch everyone.

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    And while I’m ranting. Grandpa is the most selfish character in this entire drama. He basically kidnapped Gyun Won and refuses to let her do anything else with her life because he was once “a great singer” and everything she does is a reflection of him.

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    What drama are you watching? I’ve racked my brain and googled the name Gyun Won but only a Joseon admiral pops up. Your angst towards the drama makes me want to watch it 👀

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      Its Heartstrings with Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye. They are lovely. All the adults in this drama just…where on earth is that Truck of Doom when you need it? Geeze.

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        Ahh.. I’ve watched it before but it was a long time ago, I can hardly remember it except the main character being an ass and Park shin hye playing some traditional instrument. Looks like it needs a rewatch!

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          I’m doing a buddy watch with @raonah (and I think I may have left her behind as I just binged like 5 eps). This is a rewatch for me but the first time I saw it was about two years ago. I didn’t remember much of anything except the ending and that I liked it. I paid more attention to the adults this time around and I wish I hadn’t they all suck.

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I know I shouldn\’t be all judge-y and such but I was just at the grocery store and the woman behind bought: frozen sausage patties, frozen biscuits, frozen sausage biscuits (wth? don\’t you literally put the first two ingredients together to get the same result? I am so confused by this right now), and frozen cheese quesadillas. I\’m trying not to judge….I don\’t know this woman\’s life. But….literally everything that she bought she could make herself? In a lesser amount of time than it will take to thaw out and cook the frozen stuff? And aren\’t cheese quesadillas literally just—you know cheese? And a tortilla? I don\’t know this lady and I don\’t know her life but I have SO MANY QUESTIONS.

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    I’m a lazy cook and can subsist quite well on peanut butter toast, but even I don’t understand frozen quesadillas. I feel like a frozen quesadilla would take longer to cook than just making a quesadilla .

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      This is one of my questions! At first I was like—maybe you have to babysit quesadillas when you cook them? But….if you want to be lazy about it you can cook a quesadilla in the oven? And it would take less time than this? Maybe she didn’t know? Maybe they are going somewhere without a stove top and just an oven? I will never have the answers to these questions. I know this. I just needed to know that I’m not crazy and its…weird. Weird could be the wrong word. But, its something.

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    Maybe she was buying some of the items for someone else and not for herself.

    Who knows though. But you’re right, so many questions.

    This reminds me of the time I saw someone purchase this peanut butter product that came in little square sheets, wrapped in cellophane. In other words, individual peanut butter squares that you just open and place on a slice of bread. ….. But she also purchased a jar of peanut butter. Unless the items were for different people, perhaps she wanted to time how long it took to actually spread the peanut butter on a slice of bread vs opening the pre-shaped peanut butter square and placing it on the bread slice (which, to this day I still doubt if it was even real peanuts or some approximation thereof). Again, questions. Heh!

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      Wait a minute. Somewhere on this earth there is a company that is selling peanut butter the same way that you buy American cheese slices? Nooo…..How do they get it to keep that form?!?! How does it not stick to the cellophane? Why is this a thing?! I mean—I kinda understand the frozen sausage biscuits. You nuke them for 30 seconds and you have breakfast (one half, or the center WILL be frozen. If you microwave for even 5 additional seconds the whole thing turns into a brick (I may have had one or more of these suckers in my life)

      Maybe they are for different people. That makes sense. I never really pay much attention to what other people buy—but now. I’m tempted and I’m going to make up elaborate stories about people’s lives. Because mine is boring and people are weird.

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        Yes, someone actually manufactures peanut butter in that format!! I was just as stunned when I saw it as you appear to be right now, heh! ….. I’m speculating that the product can be kept in that form because …. brace yourself …. I don’t think it’s really peanut butter! Or if it is, it has to be loaded with chemical-y preservatives to make it pliable and with a peanut butter texture but able to stay on the shelf for who knows how long! Ewww! ….. Then again, the cellophane is most likely also coated with who-knows-what, so that it won’t stick to the um, peanut butter product. ….. Again, eww.

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          Mother of pearl. If your schedule cannot allow you to make a freaking peanut butter sandwich—I’m going to need you to rethink your life choices. I know people who love those frozen pb&j’s and I guess I get it. But this? THIS IS TOO FAR. I looked it up. I’ve seen the atrocity.

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            Exactly!

            And yeah, I was just about to say earlier that you needed to look this up (because apparently, I’m so tech-challenged today, I can’t seem to post a pic) to get a load of the, as you so aptly described, atrocity.

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          I honestly feel like this “peanut butter” slices thing is some form of self-hatred. Like you did a bad thing in your life and you are lowkey punishing yourself for the rest of forever. Like. Youre such a bad person that your subconscious won’t even let you get the store-brand, less than good, bread ruining peanut butter. Its like, “you know what you did. Eat this peanut butter adjacent substance and go sit in a corner”.

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    Me too beanie. A couple ahead of me (they looked like they’re in their 20’s) had a cart full of frozen vegetables, frozen sausages, and other frozen whatnots. They did not have a single “fresh food item” on their cart and that bothered me very much. I’m not exactly a healthy eater but I was mentally worried for them, thinking how they’re missing out on great meals by using fresh ingredients. And yeah I’m aware that it’s really none of my business on what they buy and what they eat but I was just really bothered that time…

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    Haha, I’m a terrible cook but a very good microwaver. This would be the kind of stuff I buy. Just stick it on a paper plate and stick it in the microwave, walk away for two minutes, come back and eat. I’m not picky so I don’t care that the quesadilla is soggy and not crispy. I think the whole sausage biscuit thing is that sometimes you just want a biscuit, sometimes you just want sausage, and sometimes you want both. Never underestimate the human capacity for laziness!

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OH PAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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Lee Shin is so over protective to the point of being a little overbearing.

The Hungry couple, on the other hand? I’ve never enjoyed them more. (Natasha is still all sortsa jank, though).

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I know I\’m supposed to ship Gyun Won and Lee Shin…But Gyun Won and the director are mad cute together…..@raonah are you watching?

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    I literally just finished ep 8 and was going to post about how I’m finally shipping Lee Shin and Gyu Won 😅 The way Shin was looking at her in this ep was really sweet. What ep are you on?

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      Midway through ep 9.Yes…..Lee Shin gives her some very sweet looks but Gyu won and the Director! They have a very interesting chemistry. Its on the edge where it could go either way into full blown romance or they could be siblings. I wouldn’t mind seeing them in a drama together as the leads. Could be that as much as I love Jung Yong Hwa I don’t think he’s a very good actor–at least not here. He gets better over the years (he was excellent in The Package) and he has good moments and scenes here but over all in Heartstrings he’s been kinda—meh?

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        I take it back. Maybe. There is something incredibly endearing about Lee Shin and his crush on Gyu Won. Now that he’s accepted that he’s “not a man” he’s gone full on elementary school with his crush. He’s done everything to show that he likes her but pull her ponytail. And that’s probably because she doesn’t have one. If she had one—he’d pull it.

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          He’s certainly not the best actor but I think he does awkwardly lovestruck pretty well.
          Shin should have just told her “I like you” at the end of ep 8. Oh well, it wouldn’t be a kdrama without misunderstandings and angst.
          Have you ever seen Tomorrow’s Cantabile? That is also a music drama but it’s about an orchestra. It has Joo Won, Park Bo Gum, and Go Kyung Pyo 😍

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            I havent! But I love Park Bo Gum and Go Kyung Pyo has forever won my loyalty from his performance in Chicago Typewriter (and to a much lesser extent Jealousy Incarnate and Strongest Deliveryman). I’ll put it on my list.

            As for Heartstrings: I LEGIT don’t get the glasses guy and his determination to f things up for the director. I get that he doesn’t like the director for reasons that I have forgotten but have something to do with the Dance Professor but , good night sweet potato. He’s actively trying to sabotage the big deal production. For reasons. That make no sense because they are stupid.

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          I’m not even really paying attention to the adult characters. I couldn’t figure out who was who at first and then I just didn’t care about all their politics 😅
          I’m just focusing on the kids’ stories.

          I hope you like Tomorrow’s Cantabile.
          People thought Go Kyung Pyo’s hair was crazy in Strongest Deliveryman but I think his craziest look was in Cantabile.

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            I’m sorry. Is this a BLOND Go Kyung Pyo? Have I ever mentioned my intense, intense fondness and attraction for a good looking asian man with blond hair. This is how my infatuation started with Jackson. He was blond for the Just Right video and that comeback series. Tomorrow’s Cantible just jumped over EVERYTHING else in my to-watch list. HELLO, hotness. I’m isa and you’ll be on my bias list from now on #isaisshallowashell.
            Goodness. Beanies in these internets tryin’ to KILL ME.

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          And Joo Won looked amazing when he was conducting

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          And, of course, Park Bo Gum was precious as always.

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          Your comment literally made me laugh out loud 😂
          I’m glad this is now next up on your watch list. It was my first kdrama so it has a very special place in my heart.

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I didn\’t finish the piece for OTP–Playful Kiss. But, thats ok. I was having a hard time trying to justify this OTP in words. They remain one of my favorites (no matter the adaptation) but…some OTPs are like snark or sarcasm. If you have to explain it—you\’re kinda missing the point.

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    my favorite couple too….❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    it was my 10th drama after starting kdramas and i really fell hard for those 2 as if they were thing I found on earth…hehehe…

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      *Best thing

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      I love them—I do! I think part of my problem trying to write the piece is that as much as I love this story–this isn’t my favorite variation of it–my favorite version is It Started With a Kiss and I wanted to talk about that version. Which I couldn’t do. Because this a kdrama fan site and ISWAK is a Taiwanese drama. When I tried to talk about it I couldn’t really do it without comparing it to other things (I kept thinking/saying–its much better than I remember! In comparison to better dramas anyway….) Either way, it was taking something that was supposed to be fun into something that wasn’t so much fun and I worried that scrutinizing the drama to justify my OTP would make me like it a bit less (the same way I worry that learning magic will make magic less magical).

      All of that to say: I LOVE THIS DRAMA! I could type that 2500 times and submit it? Would tptb publish it, do you think?

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    That OTP is like fictional wish fullfillment of your childhood crush on the guy that was just wrong for you. It is basically brain candy, I have watched all versions of the show (some multiple times) because it just catches the guilty pleasure center of my mind.

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      I think thats why I like the ISWAK version best. The scene after they are married and he’s not treating her right and her dad punches him in the face. For me, it took it from the fairy tale and they all lived “happily ever after” and grounded their relationship. It didn’t matter that she loved and was devoted to him. Him being a cold and standoffish prince in a tower wasn’t acceptable behavior. That whole plot line did something that this version doesnt do–show that that way he treats her isn’t ok. It showed that they had to work and keep working on their relationship if they wanted their marriage to last and they had to keep choosing to work on their relationship.

      And of course it gave us the super adorable make up scene where they scamper off for makeup sex. He piggy backs her home and she scoots around to face him (with her legs still around his waist in piggy back position she’s just in front now) and he asks for a kiss and mentions that they haven’t slept together in awhile. And he tries to hitch her closer for a kiss and they are laughing and its adorable. SO CUTE. I could have the timeline wrong because I’m horrible with timelines.

      I think Kiss Me: Thai is ULTIMATE wish fulfillment, though. Mike’s character has had a crush on Aom’s character since they were kids and she broke little Mike’s heart and he was determined to not like her back now that they are older to protect his fragile broken heart. From when he was 5 or something. ISWAK and the sequel is my favorite for a “meatier” plot. But for sheer cuteness Kiss Me: Thai is way up there. He starts stealing kisses from her in like—-what, ep 5? And then not an ep goes by that he doesn’t steal a kiss all while swearing up down and sideways that he has no feelings for her. And when he’s finally ready to confess for realsies he dies his hair back from its beautiful blond to his natural color to show how serious he regards his relationship with her? AWWWWWWW
      Oh, oh, oh, ok. But their engagement ceremony and their parents magnanimously deciding to allow them to go on a “practice” honeymoon. Alone. In the woods (camping). But telling them when they started to look a bit too excited by this prospect that they are only allowed kissing and that anything else has to wait until after they are really married slays me.

      Would you look at that tangent? This is EXACTLY why I could not write about Playful Kiss OTP

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        Huh. I haven’t seen that one yet but now I’m even more curious. What parents sends their kids on an overnight and expects them to ‘just kiss crazy.

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As a proud citizen of the kingdom of Melona the first thing I did when I made it to my dad\’s house (I\’m visiting for the weekend) was to shove the man himself aside and fall on the freezer. When I left this place in December I left two boxes of Melonas in the freezer (melted and texturally unsound but STILL) .

He. Threw. Them. AWAY.

We are no longer friends.

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    Nooooooo O_o

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    What?!?!? He threw out your Melona bars?!?!? 😱

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      No longer friends! That’s what I told him. Dear Dad Sir. Our relationship is now over. We are no longer friends. Please give me gas money and the funds for two new pairs of pants and a sweater. And a skirt. And kindly go away. Because we aren’t friends.

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        He had it coming 😂😂😂😂
        For his reckless actions 😒😒

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          HE DID! But, he’s going to make me meatloaf and southern fried pork chops to go back with me. So. I had to tell him we can keep being friends. But, in my heart: SIDE EYES.

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    Oh, noooo!!! I can’t imagine your face!! What a disappointment :/

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    Oh no?! 2 boxes of Melona!? I couldn’t imagine your reaction..

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    Beanies ….. did we or did we not all collectively *gasp* when we read that the Melonas were thrown away?
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Beanies. Homies. People of excellent taste in entertainment. @ekladhithiiskimeun-sooksno1fan has already posted this video. But, I wanted to post it as well. Because the song is gorgeous. The video is–imo–the best one that they’ve done. The dancing is gorgeous. And dangit because I want everyone everywhere to watch it. Beanies! Watch it!

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    This is such a nice video and choreo!
    Also, I need that apartment, wow <3

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      Such is my testament to the dancing in this video I didn’t even notice the apartment. Just now? I was like—dang, look at those bookshelves, though! When one of my biggest hobbies is staring at houses (I have a bookshelf FILLED with house plans and layouts.) and reading. Of course. When I moved this last time I had to decide if I were going to take books or another weeks worth of clothes–not knowing when I’d make it back to ky and knowing that I work in a LIBRARY and books are plentiful. I took books. And yet, I was so focused on the beauty happening here that I didn’t even notice the bookshelves. Vromance kills me.

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    I watched it earlier when I saw it on youtube because I know they’re your favorite group 🙂 The MV was beautiful. I loved the choreo and the song.

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      Awwww! it is a totally beautiful song and that video and that choreo, though? Shut up Vromance–except I don’t mean that. Sing together forever.

      But, you know I’ve given up that fangirl life.

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    Just 👍👍😍😍😍😍😍
    And this is for you 🤗🤗🤗😘😘

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I had training today for new supervisors. We played an ice breaker game. Find someone you\’ve never met before and discover 2 things you have in common. I was in a group of three, a woman and a man. The man started shooting questions at us: siblings, have you always lived in this state, sports, music? I said I\’m not musical at all but I like kpop. The woman gasped and said: SO DO I. I asked her if she watched dramas as well and she said that she just finished JBL and it was beautiful but the ending gave her anxiety. When we were introducing each other to the others in the room one of the directors of one of the libraries speaking to us gasped and said: SO DO I. It was a beautiful moment, beanies. I told the woman (didn\’t get a chance to speak to the director) about db after she said that she had subscriptions to viki and df. Honestly, if you\’re in deep enough to fork over your hard earned dough you are obviously ready for the (most enjoyable) Atime suck that is db.

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    At this point, I’m convinced you’re a drama/kpop fairy.

    (But not the evil, scary fairies like in dramas; the fun, glittery ones like in Disney movies and fairy tales.)

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      People who have decided to divorce themselves from sanity–a mutual or not so mutual parting–tend to find me. I attract them like flies to honey. Maybe my luck is changing and instead I’m going to start attract kdrama and kpop homies. That would be so much better. OH! And I was at a different library today checking out a hotspot and this adorable lady started chatting with me and the librarian and I was all—I need the hotspot for the KDRAMS WOOHOO. And she started expressing interest. I had NO choice but to tell her to watch Strongest Woman because she wanted something funny.

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    You spreading the kpop/ kdrama love is the sweetest thing! 💘

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    awww thats so nice to meet someone who loves kdrama just as we do. you surely had good time sharing klove around.

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Ok. I do not get why Joo Hee likes Natasha. She is the literal worst in every single aspect of her character.

Except for one.

Girl is unintentionally hilarious. Often.

She deliberately puts her bitch face on. Says something incredibly mean, passive aggressive, or rude. Waits to see if her barb hit. Smirks. Tosses her hair and turns to leave. And then the person she\’s attacking will fire right back at her before she can smirk walk away and every single time she does a legit gasp of surprise. She REALLY does not expect it when people talk back to her. Especially when they are just as mean as she was.

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    I think he likes her because she’s pretty and a good dancer.

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      To that I say: Joon Hee! Stop being so shallow! Bo Eun is SO cute! Like her instead!

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        I agree. Also, Bo Eun buys him food but Joo Hee always takes his food. You’d think that right there would be a deciding factor for him 😅

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          Right?! My goodness. Every time someone murmurs to someone else that he may not be 100% right in the head I nod.

          What are you thinking about Lee shin? And that performance at the end of 6?

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            Joon Hee might be crazy but he’s totally my favorite character. He’s so sweet. I really hope that he and Gyu Won’s friend end up together.

            Lee Shin’s moments with his dad were really moving. He seems nicer than his younger sister; she’s a total brat. I’m still not rooting for him and Gyu Won though. She likes him but he still doesn’t even notice her.
            I’ve been impressed by all of his performances so far.

            I watched the MVs you recommended. I liked all of them but I loved Starting Over and You’re so Fine. I liked how You’re So Fine had a sort of fun, big band feel to it. The song and MV for Starting Over were so bright and summery, it made me want to have a barbecue 🙂

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I am seriously the most oblivious fan in the entire world. There…really…there really just cannot be a more oblivious fan than me. There just cant. I just get so focused on one aspect of something and the rest–might as well not exist. Cnblue is the first nonenglish group that I ever SUPER liked. I have listened to each one of their comebacks (as far as I\’m aware, anyway). I was comfortable calling myself a decent fan. When I go to the youtube and put them on–I\’ve yet to come across a song that I haven\’t heard at least once. But, no. I am a horrible fan. I was telling @RaOnAh the group members and I looked them up to make sure I spelled their names correctly and what do I see? Lee Jong Hyun lead vocalist. I have been listening to them since the end of 2015. HOW HAVE I NEVER NOTICED THIS?! So, I went to the youtube and the first like 5 songs that I click on he\’s PROMINENTLY featured and all I could say was well. F. Me. Lee Jong Hyun and Jung Yong Hwa sound NOTHING alike. How have I been listening to them for the better part of THREE YEARS and *never* notice this?

Wow. Just. Wow.

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Ok. So. I was in such a bad mood and I was going to talk to the marketing person for the library because A) she amuses me and 2) I actually needed something and half way between here and there I saw sitting all innocuously on a table Re:Montage. At first I kept going because why would Re:Montage be there? And then I started walking backwards–not at all on purpose, understand. I was still completely focused on getting to the marketing director but suddenly I was standing in front of Re: Montage. And then Re: Montage was in my hands. And then I was jumping up and down and emitting this loud pitched squealy noise? I’ve listened to some few bits of kpop and I’ve watched a kdram or two but I’ve never actually held something in these two hands of mine that was actually kpop–which does that make sense? Like, obviously I have my phone and I use the phone to listen to napster and spotify and watch the youtube which is awesome but not quite the same. This seemed like my first step of legit 100% support of my dudes. Or something. I don’t know. I started squeaking (while still jumping up and down) canIopenitcanIopenitcanIopenitcanIopenitcanIopenitcanIopenit and the lady was like: no, I don’t know what that is. And then I was like…But, I waaaaaaaaaannnnnnaaaaaaaa (and let me tell you this has not worked since I was 9 years old, excessively adorable, and trying to convince librarians to let me check out books even though my fine was well over 100 dollars) and the lady came back and she was all, well, what it is and I was like

BLOCK B

and then I may have started dancing? All while jumping and emitting the high pitched squeaking noise.

Obviously I had to take a picture (or 12) of the opening of the package. My phone was shaking because I never not once stopped jumping and squealing. I got to keep the calendar and I’ll be the first one to check the album out….I should get those cds out from where they are currently stuck in my car’s cd player.

My throat hurts a bit now. But I am *officially* in a WAY better mood than I was 20 minutes ago.

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    OMG Isa!!!!!!!!

    i’d jump around too if i have that one my hands..gosh BBomb’s so cute in that photo card

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    This is awesome!!! I’m sure you’ll make sure your library continues to add more kpop to their collection 😉

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      Today? On this rainy (here) Monday of February 2018 they have me the password and logon info for the site the library uses to buy cds . This was after I hyperventillated all of my supervisor: We need got7 if we have block b we have to have got7 and if we have got7 obviously we need cnblue and if we have cnblue we need saltnpaper and I fangirl squeaked this at her with flailing hands. And she gave me the login and said see what we have.

      I mean. I mean. I mean…just…dont give me the credit card and be all surprised when I use said credit card to buy ALL the things. Backlogs, y’all. Backlogs. Comebacks and backlogs. Japanese releases. Winter repackaging…..we are going to have more Kmusic than any other genre out there.

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        Daebak!!!! The people of your library need GOT7’s awesomeness!!! I hope you get Jackson photo cards 😉

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          If I gave myself a sore throat over taeil? I’d need to be revived.

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    So, I’m imagining your full-on aegyo to your librarian colleague and I don’t think I could be prouder of an almost total stranger. Congrats! 😂😜

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      It was full on aegyo. I hadnt even recognized until now. It was full on, lower lip pouty, hair fairly aegyo. It works! No wonder they use it so often in dramas.

      There’s a second copy down there and I want the extras. I actually want them to take the album out, put it in a standard case and give the photo album to me. Who going to love them more?

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    *applause*

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I started an 8 week plank challenge yesterday. Today every last part of my body wants to surgically remove itself for the opportunity to punch me in the face. So. SORE.

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One of my fav songs from this ost. Jung Yong Hwa sounds –beautiful doesn’t feel strong enough.

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    OMG I totally forgot about this beautiful song! Thanks for posting!

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Park Shin Hye. Love. Love. Love. (She’snarling at Min Hyuk’s character in this pic).
Blergh. I had forgotten what a JERK Lee Shin is!

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Gyu Won\’s grandfather (after she broke her string and everyone\’s staring at her): THAT FOOL! GO KILL YOURSELF.
Oh Heartstrings, I laughed SO HARD.
Girl part of Hungry Couple: Is she a brute?!

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Being the most sought after guy on campus has clearly made “Lee Shin or whoever” lose his cotton pickin’ mind. You’ll be ok, one day. Ugly? Boy, bye. Nutbag.

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    If Park Shin-hye’s ugly then what does that make me?

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      Lee Shin is OBVIOUSLY insane. Nothing else makes sense in this scenario. Oh, unless this is backwards day like when we were kids. “yes” means “no”, “no” means “yes”, and “ugly” means “you’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen in person” and “don’t follow me” obviously means “follow me around. Or I’ll follow you. Whichever”.

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    He’s so unlikeable right now. Although he did seem sweet to his little sister.

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      He really is! The little sister is in Jealousy Incarnate isn’t she? The girl with two moms?

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        I didn’t watch Jealousy Incarnate so… I don’t know 😄
        Do you know who the dancer girl is that food boy has a crush on? She looks really familiar.

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          You didn’t? jealousy Incarnate was so good! Definitely one of my favorite dramas. And it has Go Kyung Po in it—I think it was the drama he did right before he killed us all in Chicago Typewriter. And it has Jo Jeung Suk.

          I don’t know who she is, either, but I’ve definitely seen her in it something (or a lot of somethings). She looks super familiar.

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            I know! I love Go Kyung Pyo and I really want to watch Jealousy Incarnate and Strongest Deliveryman but they aren’t on viki 😭😭😭
            I looked up dancer girl and she was in Flower Boy Next Door so that must be where I recognize her from.

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