Beanie level: Noble idiot

OMG WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO? T ^ T
How did the rest of you survive a whole week after watching all those episodes?
That was a rollercoaster of emotions.
Angst sugarcoated by cuteness is dangerous.

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    I tried my best to forget that I ever watched it

    It didn’t work and I think about it like every hour

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OK so I’ve decided that I am now officially allowed to watch last week’s episodes of INAR because then it means I have less than 24hrs to cope with the angst and heartbreak. Hopefully I will survive.

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YAY!! I’ve been promoted…but to a Noble Idiot?
I’m not sure whether to be happy or not.
Are these beanie levels based on comments or upvotes?

PS(Kim Jung Hwan still breaks my heart)

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    Congrats 🎉🎉

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    It’s Beanie Day of Noble idiots or something! lol congrats ^^

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    Congrats!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
    Some beanies have tried to figure out the magic formula for levelling up but were unsucccessful. It seems to be based on a combination of likes, comments, and followers.

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      Thanks. I guess it will remain a mystery because I don’t even have that many likes, comments or followers compare to others who have become Noble Idiots.

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        It could also include the amount of time since you last levelled up?

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          Hmm…it wasn’t that long ago since I last levelled up haha…

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            Well then, after giving it much thought, I have concluded that the reason you levelled up is….. I have no idea 🙃
            But congrats!!!

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          hahaha yeah…let’s not strain our brains.

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      And we thought Google algorithm’s was secretive!

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        There’s a lot of aspects of dramabeans that are a mystery to me. Another example is the following list. Who is following me and who did I follow? hahaha…

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          I honestly don’t know where to see the everyone’s posts? Been visiting people’s to see how it works! How do people find my posts? How does this work? So confused!

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            Beanies is where you can see everyone’s post and recent comments. But there is no way to find out who your followers are unless you scroll through your notifications. And if you have a bad memory like myself, you won’t know who you’ve followed either. A work in progress I guess.

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    Congrats! 🎉😊

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    Congratulations!

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    Like every time I think about this drama it actually hurts. Like my actual heart aches. My little grumpy inarticulate darling 😭- if only he had told her! What could have been.

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      I told myself that the Reply series would mess with my heart but I let myself watch the show and all I was left with was a broken heart and tons of regret.

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What a meaningful and relatable story.

During the last few months of my time in Korea, I remember worrying a lot about leaving and having to say goodbye to all the friends I made. Then one day on the bus somewhere, I kept thinking about the concept of life after death. What if our souls continued to live on Earth as long as we are remembered by others? I thought so intensely about it that I started to create a story for a book idea. It was a bizarre experience.

I realised that although death is indeed scary, my true fear is in being forgotten, therefore it is more important to enjoy the moment and to create beautiful memories that will remain in this world. Life also often forces you to make tough choices. Sometimes you have to choose between your family and your dreams. But in the end, no matter what you decide to do, things will work out the way it is meant to be.

Thank you Disney and Pixar for producing this movie and for making me cry as usual.

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Thank you IU for sending out such an important message to all the other artists.
I hope you all take the time and effort to look after yourselves first.
Nothing is more important than health.

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    I love the fact that, not only did she take the time to give words of care and encouragement to her peers and hoobaes, but also words of encouragement and APPRECIATION for those who work behind the scenes

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      Yes, same. I’m sure they are all grateful to hear those kind of words from someone after what happened. I think as a celebrity in Korea, there is a lot of pressure to maintain this perfect image so I do hope people learn from this experience and give them a break.

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    Thank you for sharing the video. I’ve always loved IU and the way that her career has risen to such amazing heights stuns me, and I am so proud of her for using moments like this to not just do the usual generic thank you speech but instead to give heartfelt words about Jonghyun and to send words of understanding and encouragement to other artists. I love her.

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      No problem. To be honest, no matter who the artist is, if they do or say something that is honourable, I believe it is worth sharing and she truly did do something amazing on that stage. I’m not a hardcore IU fan but I have kept an eye on her since “Boo” days and she has done well throughout the years. I was just really pleased with how she took that opportunity to address something so important. To many, it may be a simple gesture, but in the grand scheme of things, I think her actions will have inspired and reassured many other fellow artists. I wish the fans in the crowd would have been a bit more considerate and listened to what she was trying to say, but hey.

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Tribute to Jonghyun at 2018 Golden Disc Award.
The world lost another beautiful talented soul last year.
A kind reminder to everyone, please learn from this experience & always spread LOVE, not hate.

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    Yea, I dare people to not cry while watching this… I didn’t last even a minute T…….T

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      I watched the longer video with Lee Hi singing and I literally choked back tears. Poor girl had to perform live as well, not sure how she did it.

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        I watched it, too T….T The girl’s got some mighty internal strength, is what it is DX Poor Taeyeon was crying her eyes out watching from off-stage (but some say that she had Ailee, who was sitting beside her, to comfort her? If that’s true, then kudos to Ailee)

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          Yeah I saw some of the off stage videos. I’m sure everyone who is close to Jonghyun is still suffering through it. They wouldn’t be human if they were over it already. They just have to put up a front to look strong. I hope they all support each other.

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    Oh lord.. Not again. 😣😢😭😭😭

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When customers try to be polite and say “Have a nice weekend” but you work in retail so weekends are non-existent and they are the reason why your job sucks.

#ratherbewatchingdramasinstead


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Watching Hwayugi Ep.3 and I can’t help but laugh at them mentioning Yoo Jae Suk being an immortal evil grasshopper spirit. LOL. I guess he is too perfect hahahaha.

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Waiting eagerly for winter to end so that spring can start again…
…and somehow listening to this song always helps.

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After pretty much 4 episodes of Min Kyu breaking my heart with his tears, I’m just happy that our OTP meet again. Hopefully this means Min Kyu can maybe start falling in love with the real Jia now. There’s probably going to be a ton of angst in between since the real truth still needs to be revealed but I just need these two together already. Am I ready for the following episodes? Not really, but I desperately need next week to happen.

PS(I’m pretty sure I cursed the name Tilda for every tear I shed tonight. Some poor souls out there that share the same name must be getting a nervous twitch in their eye)

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    LOL at the nervous twitch in eye for Tildas

    sooo I haven’t watched this week’s eps but if that ending is what I think it is…then that’s kinda beautiful!

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      It is kind of beautiful. Just not sure whether to be excited and nervous for next week’s episode. We don’t even have a preview to gauge the situation.

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    Thanks for sharing! So cute!

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      No problem. I have been stalking instagram since the broadcast and there is so much goodness there. Also I needed a pick me up from the lack of interactions between another couple.*coughMADDOGCOUPLEcough*

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    Awww I love them! This was so cute.
    I miss them. <3

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      Same. Literally watching the drama awards and their interaction made me want to watch FFMY again. I’m secretly waiting for Dispatch to release dating news hahaha

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        Riiiiight! They really brought/bring out the best in each other. This playful energy. I’m looking forward to their next projects so much…also they’re totally going to send coffee trucks to each other.

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          Totally. They literally stuck together like glue. I’m hoping with Jiwon’s movie coming out, Seo Joon will come to the premiere. I mean all of Fantastic Four would be nice.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR BEANIES!!

I know it’s slightly belated but apparently being an adult means working on New Year’s Day.

Hope you all had a wonderful day & may there be more drama watching in 2018!!

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Not going to lie but I still miss this onscreen couple.
Can’t wait for the Mad Dog reunion at the KBS Drama Awards.

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His latest interview got me all excited for many reasons. Well there was ONE main reason but hey. Here’s a quick summary of why and some rough translations based on my understanding.

1. His obsession with eggs continues and he even went as far by saying he may try and eat 5 eggs a day.

Boy needs to slow down before his cholesterols go through the roof. Good thing he’s still young.

2. In response to [The most memorable lines in the drama Mad Dog], he mentioned three and one of the answers was the infamous restaurant scene between him and Ha Ri.

That got me all giddy with excitement.

3. The next question/request was [Words for Jang Ha Ri] and here’s the rough translation:

Ha Ri~ah, Hwa Young~ah
During the 3-4 months we were able to continuously always film together so it was really good and…even though you are my Dongsaeng, I think you really took care of Oppa so thank you. In (your? ours?) time, let’s grab a cup of coffee. Be careful of catching a cold.

You don’t understand how happy I was hearing this. THANK YOU to whoever wrote that question in. If only there was a scene where Min Joon actually called Ha Ri like that. OMG we would have all melted into a puddle.

*goes to re-watch video again*

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*RANT BEGINS*

Despite what has happened this week, there are still immature people trying to stir up hate amongst the web and it frustrates me because THAT is exactly how and why tragic things like this happen. What do these people gain by creating hate and pain to others? I always believe that if you have nothing nice to say then you should keep it to yourself.

No matter what history surrounds a person, everyone who knows Jong Hyun is entitled to pay their respects to him without being judged. Also, different people grieve differently and are entitled to do so in their own way, again without being judged.

In a time like this, everyone should be caring and supporting each other, not the opposite. Jong Hyun wouldn’t want that. So if you see anyone post malicious comments, don’t respond to it. Those people just feed off that attention. Report them.

I don’t know whether I’ve become over-sensitive because of the situation but the usual tolerant me isn’t having any of this. SPREAD LOVE, NOT HATE!!

*ENDS RANT*

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“It’s okay for you to have a tough time.”
“Until now, you have done well.”
“Thank you for trying your best.”

If only these words were said enough.

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Today has been one of those bittersweet days in the KPop industry. I woke up this morning to the wonderful news of BIG BANG Taeyang’s wedding announcement, only to then discover the tragic news about SHINee Jong Hyun passing away. It was another reminder of how unpredictable life can be.

People often think that the entertainment industry is glamorous and exciting, but neglect to realise that there is also so much truth and pain hidden behind it. So many talented artists have to conceal their sufferings just to protect that perfect image for their fans and the media. I can’t imagine how unbearable that is.

No one ever deserves to choose death as an option. How much did Jong Hyun suffer alone for him to make such a brave and tough decision? It’s sad to think that he had no one he could rely on to help him get through it all.

*sigh*

Anyway…Congratulations Taeyang and Hyorin!!
But also…RIP Jong Hyun and stay strong SHAWOLS!!


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A/N: Here’s another one-shot fanfic of my recent favourite onscreen couple. The obsession still hasn’t died down yet. This one is also based on my favourite OST from the drama. ENJOY GUYS ^ ^

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You Belong To Me
Pairing: Mad Dog’s Kim Min Joon x Jang Ha Ri
What I Want – NiiHWA (니화)

“Did you guys get all that?” Jang Ha Ri whispered loud enough for the mic to hear. The team was on yet another mission to crack down an insurance fraud case and Ha Ri was sent to get information from one of the targets.

“Of course,” Cheetah’s voice echoed through the earpiece, “Pentium’s working on uploading the file right now.”

“It should be ready preeetty soon.” The team’s young IT genius replied with confidence, “Wah~ Jang Sunbae, that guy literally spilled every single detail to you in less than 3 minutes. That’s nearly as fast as my internet download speed.”

“Noori~ah, who could have resisted Jang Seong Su’s charm tonight? I don’t think even Kim Bak Sa could say no.”

“Where is Kim Bak Sa anyway?” At the mention of Kim Min Joon, her reflection in the mirror portrayed concern and worry. Ha Ri had to pause for a moment to compose herself before stepping out of the bathroom.

“Guys, let’s focus please. I’ll give this guy a nice warm farewell and then I’ll head straight back to the office. In the meantime…try and locate Kim Min Joon. Over and out.” With that she removed the hidden earpiece and let out a sigh.

“I swear if I get my hands on that crazy idiot…” She mumbled as she made her way back to the target.

Out of the blue, a pair of hands reached out and grabbed her from behind, pulling her over to a quietly light corner. Ha Ri was just about to punch the lights out of the mysterious stranger when she realised it was none other than Kim Min Joon himself.

“Crazy idiot? Are you talking about me?” He asked teasingly with that usual know-it-all tone in his voice.

“Ya! Kim Min Joon!” Ha Ri exasperated, slightly annoyed but mostly relieved to see him.

“Ssh…” He motioned carefully to the bar, reminding her not to cause a scene and blow their cover.

“You scared the hell out of me.” She exclaimed, lowering her tone. “What are you doing here?”

“Keeping an eye on you, of course.” Min Joon simply replied. His eyes fixed intently on hers which made her feel nervous like that time at the restaurant.

“Oh, so you don’t trust me now?”

“It’s not Jang Ha Ri~ssi that I don’t trust. It’s those beasts out there that I’m concerned about.”

“It takes one to know one.” She countered, trying to avert from his gaze. “Well anyway, I better I get back before it gets suspicious.”

“He’s already gone.”

“What?”

“The target.” Min Joon answered, suddenly looking a bit sheepish. “I…may have accidentally bumped into him in the bathroom…and had a few words.”

Ha Ri could only stare at him in disbelief. “Hey, it’s not my fault he was looking at you in all the wrong places. Why did you have to dress like that anyway?”

“How else was I suppose to seduce the man and get information out of him?”

“Seduce? Does the man know that you have a hygiene problem?”

“Kim Min Joon! Now is not the time to make fun of me. Seriously, why do you always do this?”

“You still don’t get it, huh?”

“What? Get what? What is it that you want?”

“Nothing. Nevermind.”

Bitter silence filled the air, as they both struggled to find the right words to say. Ha Ri desperately tried to search for an answer in his expression, but it was no use. He was unreadable.

Jang Ha Ri, you’re a fool for thinking that you could understand him. Disappointed, she turned to leave, holding back her emotions.

“Aish! YOU!” Min Joon slammed his hand against the wall in frustration, blocking her from escaping. “I want…you.”

“Kim…” Ha Ri was completely taken aback by his statement but before she could even process the situation fully, Min Joon had already planted his lips gently against hers, leaving her even more bewilder.

Breaking the kiss, he peered down at her with a shy smile and asked, “Do you…understand now?” His voice sounded anxious.

“I…”

“I told you that I was only going to look at you, didn’t I?”

“You…did?” She mumbled, still a little dazed.

“Pabo.” Min Joon chuckled to himself.

He tapped Ha Ri affectionately on the nose before moving in for another kiss. It felt so right that she couldn’t help but lean in closer, wrapping her arms automatically around his neck. This time she kissed him back with fervor.

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    Another one for you guys @sicarius and @PakalanaPikake

    As well as my fellow beanies who like and put up with my continuous Mad Dog posts. @crazyyo, @Giegie, @sriracha, @rinny, @ravennightstar, @kaybee, @korfan, @wakimary thank you. Sorry if I’ve missed anyone.

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      so i’m smiling like a looney right now 😄

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      Yay! This is great, letseatcookies! You really captured the tone of their ripostes. And those allusions to real scenes and dialogue in the show made it feel authentic. Brava!

      I’ve been appreciating MAD DOG’s finale even more since BLACK’s plot in the last episode let me down even more than the ending of BTLIOF (for the main couple; the others were fine). I’ve been feeling kind of grumpy as a result, so really appreciate your fanfic of Ha-ri and Min-joon. Manseh and Mahalo! 😉

      I saw in earlier comments that you weren’t thrilled to use “with fervor.” Other possibilities to describe how Ha-ri kissed him back: “enthusiastically,” or better yet, “with ardor.”

      Or it could be a little tongue in cheek to say she “kissed him back, with interest” in the sense of paying someone back “with interest” (when wreaking vengeance, returning more than was initially dealt), and being interested, too. Unlike flirting with the target of an investigation. 😉

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        Thanks. Your compliment is always much appreciated. ^ ^

        I haven’t seen BLACK but I also found the last few episodes of BTLIOF not that satisfying. I mean…I admit that due to lack of internet and my eagerness/priority to watch Min Joon and Ha Ri kind of put that drama on hold for a bit. Also I chose to stop right after the climatic kiss scene which was a stupid mistake because they had to ruin that moment with the couple breaking up for a bit. Basically when I went back to the final episodes, it just didn’t feel as fuzzy and heartwarming anymore. I blame MAD DOG for that.

        I like “with ardor” hahaha might have to use that next time. Seriously, you and @sicarius have to write some more fanfics. I refuse to call that 3 sentences of yours a fanfic LOL. I mean…it’s a drabble and I liked it but still. HAHAHA!!

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          @letseatcookies,

          I refuse to call that 3 sentences of yours a fanfic LOL. I mean…it’s a drabble and I liked it but still. HAHAHA!!

          In best Jan Gebauer voice: Bitte sehr! [You’re welcome!] Glad to know that “ardor” may be useful.

          Thank you for adding a new word to my vocabulary: “drabble.” (What a homely-sounding word. LOL!) I had no idea such a thing exists.

          I was going more for a scene with tone/feeling evocative of the original, but with a twist. And economy of verbiage, as in a haiku. Think of it as a distillation that condensed the essence of the relationship’s progression. I didn’t grow up reading O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant (and Lord Dunsany’s exquisite short fantasy stories) for nothin’. Hehehe.

          What the heck. I used to translate machinery operating manuals. I’m no good with the mushy stuff. 😉

          BLACK was great up until the final episode, and even then, it was the very ending that bombed out. In addition to the excellent supporting cast, the best part of the drama for me was Song Seung-heon’s terrific performance. He was truly fantastic. If there really are reapers, I hope the Almighty dispatches one as hunktastic as SSH to fetch me when the time comes. 😉

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            hahahaha I only learnt the word “drabble” from writing fanfic. To be honest, I don’t think I truly know what it means. Something short and sweet?

            Well you truly set the scene and got straight to the point. I guess what I’m trying to say is, it was so good that I wanted more so it was kind of a tease.

            Hahaha…I think I want Lee Dong Wook as my reaper…he was so mushy and fragile. LOL

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            @letseatcookies December 19, 2017 at 2:13 AM

            Dagnabbit, now I’m wondering about the derivation of “drabble.” It sounds so Germanic — which isn’t surprising, given its Middle English pedigree.

            I looked up the definition of drabble: a short piece of writing with a maximum of 100 words, although I think I saw it also stated as 1,000 words.

            According to Merriam-Webster, drabble only occurs in verb forms. (transitive); to make wet or dirty by draggling (dragging) through mud or water, such as the hem of one’s pants or a long dress. The only form of draggle I’ve ever seen used is “bedraggled.” (Think of a wet hen.)

            (intransitive) 1. – to become wet or dirty by moving through wet, muddy places; 2. – to fish with a rod and long line drawn through the water. (This sounds akin to trolling, but not on a moving boat.)

            So what does dragging through dirty water have to do with a short literary work — or the price of cotton underwear in Berlin? No clue. 😉

            Totally unrelated to MAD DOG, but a bit of writing that popped out after my initial flirtation with fanfic. (See what you and Sicarius started?!) I dredged up a few memories to encourage a younger friend.

            http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/12/open-thread-529/#comment-3146165

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            WOW. Thanks for the enlightening post. Language is such an interesting thing. Although I think if I ever read the word “drabble” now, I will only think of the cost of underwear hahahahhaaha….

            I went to check out the post and you wrote soooooo much. OMG. And then I realised…wait @PakalanaPikake can write?? LOL. Do a long post like that for MAD DOG please. Hahaha…it doesn’t even have to be mushy, just the usual Min Joon x Ha Ri style.

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            @letseatcookies December 19, 2017 at 2:59 PM

            The etymology of “drabble” is pretty interesting, eh? That’s why I like looking up the derivation of words new to me. One of my odd talents is acquiring and remembering vocabulary.

            I recall once reading advice addressed to budding writers to write about what you know. So I guess that’s why that post that surprised you was autobiographical. A slice of life that really happened, dressed as a parable to remind others that life can unfold in strange and mysterious ways when we least expect it. All we have to do is recognize it as it happens, and have the presence of mind to answer the doorbell. 😉

            I’ve been an avid chewer of the fat here at DB since about February, 2016. My first live-watch was OH HAE-YOUNG AGAIN, and I posted a lot (see comments on psychology, metaphysics, and the song “Grandfather’s Clock”), and haven’t looked back. [Before that, I participated in the discussions on THE KING’S DAUGHTER, SU BAEK HYANG on Soompi, and met many wonderful folks there.] Among numerous other currently-airing shows in the past two years, I participated profusely in the recap threads of BEAUTIFUL MIND, LOOKOUT, THE KING LOVES, and TEMPERATURE OF LOVE. BECAUSE THIS LIFE IS OUR FIRST prompted many comments (esp. eps. 15-16 owing to the psychological aspects, and the ending for which I’m still thinking of writing an alternative). VOICE led to a discussion of Goethe’s poem “Erlkoenig” as it foreshadows Mo Tae-goo’s back story. (See link on my fan wall). REBEL elicited scads of verbiage on Confucianism, Mugyo, traditional music & dance, and a discussion of the blue-green color of the Amnok / Yalu River. Plus literary analysis of the novel Hong Gil-dong and several other works with Liina and other great Beanies. You’ll be sorry if you look, because I’ve written oodles when the spirit has moved me. 😉

            As for writing, I never thought I had anything to say. Instead, I expressed myself through music as an FM disc jockey weaving together segues on a college station. (For this reason my fan wall is loaded with vintage music as well as Kdrama OSTs.) But that’s the wonderful thing about watching Kdramas and discussing them here at DramaBeans. It’s been a blast to avidly examine characters and plots, and general philosophies of life with so many lovely kindred spirits. I don’t know squat about film making and dramaturgy, but I’ve lived long enough to be able to recognize the all-too-human qualities of many Kdrama characters. I appreciate the food for thought, and the good company with whom to discuss it. 😉

            Thanks for encouraging me to write creatively. I’m considering another installment of MAD DOG fanfic, but have to see what arises from my imagination. To steal a book title from the late Gestalt therapist, Barry Stevens, Don’t Push the River (It Flows by Itself). Vielen Dank (with a Jan Gebauer wink)! 😉

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            I wish I had your talent in remember vocabulary. I love languages but struggle so much to grasp and perfect many. I have tried but so far, only Korean has got me somewhere…or at least it is slowly going somewhere…I think.

            I have visited your profile and noticed the many posts about music. It is amazing to have such enthusiasm for something and it’s great how thanks to the internet, many of us beanies from around the world can share each other’s interest and form bonds based on our love for kdramas.

            Hahaha you’re river reference made me think of the song from Pocahontas…JUST AROUND THE RIVER BEND hehe…

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            @letseatcookies December 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM

            For vocabulary building, you might want to check out the website of the Johnson O’Connor Foundation. Mr. O’Connor was an engineer who was commissioned to devise testing methods to determine aptitude for fine hand work (assembling electrical components) by General Electric in the 1920s. He came up with a finger-dexterity test, and then one for tweezer-dexterity. He assumed that if a person had dextrous fingers, they’d be good with tweezers, too — and was amazed to find out there was no correlation. That set him off on a quest to research and document human aptitudes and potential, which he pursued until he died 50 years later.

            Aptitudes are defined as inherent abilities. You cannot study for them. But one thing that you can study for and consciously influence is you vocabulary. Mr. O’Connor discovered a connection between a good vocabulary and good communication ability. All other things being equal, a person who is better able to communicate will be more successful in their work. Thus, he encouraged everyone to become better communicators by expanding their vocabulary. JORF has some articles and resources for vocabulary building. — I hope this helps!

            Yeah, music has been an important part of my life for a long time, even though I’m not much of a musician myself. But I sure appreciate people who are.

            In my radio days, I was introduced to the blues. I can’t begin to express how good the “blue notes” in that music make me feel. Sometimes I think that, because I’m Irish, there might be “green notes.” LOL.

            The other notes I love are “shape notes” and the music in 4 parts that is written with them. This is truly American music, and dates back to itinerant New England singing masters. It’s also called “Sacred Harp” singing after the 1844 tune book that is still being published today. — I’ve posted some links to Sacred Harp on my fan wall. It is wonderfully uplifting music sung communally by ordinary folks for their own enjoyment. You haven’t experienced a “wall of sound” until you’ve been to a Sacred Harp singing. 😉

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    Sorry @giegie, I had to repost it again because something went wrong. I didn’t get to read your comment before that.

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      I wondered what happened when I refreshed the page did not see your post. Lol

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        Yeah I saw a mistake and tried to edit it but it came up as blank so had to repost. The notification said you posted a comment but I couldn’t see it anymore. The only issue with posting long stuff on this site. Thanks for coming back ^ ^

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    I had this wide grin on my face while reading this. Thank you.😍

    I miss the Mad Dog team. 🙁

    Also, why did I find his “Sssh…” sexy??? 🤗

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      No problem. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I still have more ideas so I will try help fill the void. Just wait for me.

      Hehe…I imagined Do Hwan doing it and we all know whatever that guy does is sexy.

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        I am not pressuring you but I’d love it if you could maybe make some more ff of Hari and Minjoon. 😉

        And you’re welcome! ^__^

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          Don’t worry about pressuring me. I have tons of ideas to write about. As long as someone is willing to wait for my fanfics, I will try my best to write something.

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            I’m more than willing to wait. Take your time…but too long please. :p

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          I will try my best. ^ ^

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    Ahahahaha! That made me chuckle.
    Gosh you’re really cultivating my guilty pleasure aren’t you? Tsk tsk.

    (can I critique a line, or is that mean… idk…)

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      (OKAY it’s not even a critique really, it’s not you, lots of people use it- it’s just I hate the word “fervor” hahahaha)

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        Hahahha….omg I was struggling with what word to use. Since passionately just sounded so cheesy. But it wasn’t eagerness either. I just used it because it was in the synonyms option on my Word hahahha

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          Hahaha I mean, I think it might just be any word in that situation that bugs me. Cos none of them really work?
          Fervor, passionately, even “deepens the kiss” is over used and kinda weird.
          Just another reason why intimate scenes are hard to write well without being weird or cringeworthy or cheesy! Don’t worry I have all the same problems! haha

          Like in this sense, I think “This time, she kissed him back” is actually enough.
          The reader’s imagination can do the rest hahaha

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            Hahaha yeah sometimes less is more. But then you kind of want to set the scene for readers. It’s tough writing fanfics lol.

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          It’s tough writing in general … haha

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      Nope. I don’t mind. Constructive criticism is always good. I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with this but I needed to put it out.

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        Yeah I totally get that whole “do I share this or not? okay fine it’s done now” feeling.
        I haven’t even reread my one… I should do that haha

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          Still? I have to re-read mine at least a few times before I post it and even then I often make so many changes that I get impatient and just post it lol

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    Awww haha! This is great! Thanks for writing this up and sharing!! 😍😍
    And Min joon sounds exactly like how Woo Do Hwan acted him in Mad Dog! Full of cheeky spirit!! 👏👏😏 Love it!

    P.S. I LOVE THIS OST!! I’ve listened to it like a thousand times already!! 😘😘

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      I hope it sounds like them because it gets so confusing writing different characteristics after a while.

      PS Right? It’s so good. My next fanfic shall be based on the last OST. This drama didn’t seem to have as many soundtracks…or is it normal?

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        Yeah I get you. It is challenging! I haven’t written in ages so if I do write, it wouldn’t sound as good as yours haha. You’ve done a great job! 😁

        That sounds great! Looking forward to it! I have no idea about that. But from what I’ve noticed, it may depend on the genre. I think crime, thriller and mystery dramas have less number of OST than romance for example. But that’s just my guess so..

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          That’s my problem too. I feel so rusty from not writing in so long. This couple really took the inner fangirl out of me. You should give it a go though too. Use the OST as the theme and write something for us please….with a fried egg on top. Lol.

          Ahh that makes sense though. I wish I could love the final track as much as the other two but it literally got released in the final week.

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            Agreed. This couple was everything. Made Mad Dog that much better with their chemistry and bickering relationship!
            Hahah good idea…but I’ll leave the writing to you and @sicarius 😉 for now.

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          KBS has announced the best couple nominations and they are on the list. I wonder how we can vote. But there’s also Fight for my way’ s Dong Man and Aera. Tough choices.

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            Oooh it is indeed a tough choice! I loved Dong Man and Aera SO much!!! But I love Min Joon and Ha ri just as much! Lol!

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          We’ll have to go on the KBS site and vote for both. If only I knew how to vote.

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    Thanks for sharing!

    We so miss our Mad Dog Team!

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    OMG GUYS!! @sicarius and @pakalanapikake, I just suddenly thought of a better way to end that last paragraph.

    He tapped Ha Ri affectionately on the nose before moving in for another kiss. It felt so right that she couldn’t help but lean in closer, wrapping her arms automatically around his neck. This time she didn’t hold back. This time she kissed him back.

    I think that would have worked better. Damn writer’s block at the time.

    *smacks head on desk*

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      @letseatcookies,

      Manseh!!! Now you’re cooking! Terrific!

      Picky stylistic observation: back-to-back uses of back (with two different meanings).

      A possible alternative:
      This time she went for broke and kissed him back. He never knew what hit him.

      I’ve been beavering away on a couple of MAD DOG pieces that are gradually coming together. No three-liners. No drabbles. When I get stuck on one, I switch off onto the others. They woke me up at 3:30 this morning to get back to work on them. I know the general directions I want them to go. It’s just a matter of getting there. Stay tuned. But continue to breathe (i.e., Don’t hold your breath.) 😉

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        Don’t worry because at least it means you will be treating us to something good in the near future. Can’t wait.

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