Beanie level: Errand boy

So, stalking for 3 years?
(Abyss day 16)

#goshiwillmissthisshowitwasgoodandfuntomakefunof

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    I dropped this show at ep 12 but WHY DID MIN BECAME A GHOST WHERE IS THIS SHOW GOING 🤣🤣🤣

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    I wouldn’t call it stalking. He looked like he’s cursed to follow her.

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Be careful! If you say she looks 3 years older somebody might have to Abyss you again 🙂
(Abyss day 16)

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So the Magic Marble is out of battery? Time for that Magic Samsung Power Share Charging Feature that Missvictrix mentioned in her PPL article today.
(Abyss day 16)

http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/06/ppl-round-up-drink-me-charge-me/

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I assume this is Samsung PPL… The question is: do any other smart-phone companies even presume to do PPL in Korea, or do they all “know their place” ?
(Abyss day 16)

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    There’s been LG ppl in the past.

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      But LG is known for bad batteries in their phones that overheat 😰😰😰 Maybe that’s the reason they’ve found their place and don’t try to push their PPL for their phones anymore, and Dyson seems to have overtaken them in the home appliances department

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        Well, the performance is irrelevant. The company’s budget in advertising is the main reason. Not many Korean households buy $300-$400 vacuums but dramas make even the unemployed use Dyson vacuums. The drink that Park Bo Young keeps crying thirsty for doesn’t taste great either. PPL is more a reflection of what companies want people to consume. Not what they actually consume. Of course, after years of advertising, some brands do become mainstream, like Subway.

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        I just remembered, LG has been focusing on PPL of high end refrigerators and clothing treatment units (those refrigerator looking steamers)

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    Signal had LG PPL. I only remember Samsung and LG as two mobile phone brands from S.Korea. Maybe there are others but they copy Xiaomi marketing strategy.

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      Samsung and LG are the largest Korean phone makers. iPhone is widely used too but they do not advertise through PPL and iPhone’s apple is usually covered with a sticker when the drama characters use it. I have not seen any non-Korean phone maker PPLs. I believe drama production companies won’t even accept offers from foreign companies because they risk losing Samsung and LG endorsements on other products.

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        Why it’s different for cars? I’ve seen VW, Aston Martin and iirc ford in kdramas.

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          SK carmakers aren’t conglomerates like SK electronics makers. So there is very little potential revenue from their other products or businesses. Also carmakers actually don’t put that much money into tv PPL, but real CF time slots. You can see a lot of cars in dramas but it’s not necessarily PPL. PPL is when they show the brand logos and dedicate actual screen time to it, like close ups to the product in use, dialogue that persuades viewers to buy. Most cars in kdramas have the emblems covered with tape.

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Except… get a script without any stale tropes about the uses of money and power?

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Guess he’s the only one in Arthdal who is worried about the fine dust particles that I never knew they had back then 🙂

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    maybe he is an idol who doesn´t want to be recognized.

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You and every chaebol ever. (Arthdal day 8)

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So many kdramas, so much spitting in the other person’s face.

Do they teach spitting in Korean acting classes? Is there a test? Do students practice on each other?

And slapping?

PS: why is every scene in Arthdal so dark? Could they not afford lighting because they spent all the money on sets & costumes? Or are the sets & costumes so cheap they can’t let us get a good look at them?

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Of course. It’s a kdrama. Jumping off cliff into water is better than a trip to a hospital. (Arthdal day 7)

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Some kinds of lies just won’t work for some people (Angel’s Last Mission, day 9)

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So if she fails as a ballerina she can make vacuuming her last mission?
(Angel’s Last Mission, day 9)

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So in kdrama-land, 50-50 chance?
(Angel’s Last Mission, day 9)

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    50% chance he remembers you
    50% chance he remembers you, but he’s faking amnesia and being a noble idiot

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Sigh…
(Angel’s Last Mission, day 9)

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Angel’s Last Mission: the original one-and-only accept-no-substitutes Joss Whedon 2004 version:

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    A re-run was on a few years ago and I squeezed way too much *fans herself*

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    In case it wasn’t clear, screen shots are from the series finale (so, the “last mission”) of the TV series Angel.

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    Great, now I gotta go and rewatch “Angel” and “Buffy….” lol

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All the people coming back from the dead in Abyss and the need for secrecy remind me of the Terry Pratchett book where a zombie is complaining about how people react to the undead:

\”Huh! Priests!\” said Mr Shoe. They\’re all the same. Always telling you that you\’re going to live again after you\’re dead, but you just try it and see the look on their faces!\”

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So they didn’t just kidnap all the Wahans, the got our @saya too?
(Arthdal, day 6)

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You really think so? (Arthdal, day 6)

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Yes, turn on some lights. Most of day 5 was too dark, in at least two senses.

And lay off all the slow dancing. It just shows that you don’t have enough material to fill you episode count. If we want to watch dancing we can find some kpop videos.

(Arthdal, day 5)

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Is all the fuss about being unable to have dreams trying to say something about Hell Joseon crushing the dreams of people today?
(Arthdal, day 5)

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So when chaebol heirs run overseas until things cool down they’re just following a really ancient tradition?
(Arthdal, day 4)

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    I would have thought in the ancient times this process of going overseas, waiting, sending word to come back, and actually coming back would have taken at least fifty years!

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    Very old tradition. Rule of the Thumb: when under China’s thumb, send your sons to China, when under Japan’s thumb, send your sons to Japan, …

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      And when under America’s thumb…?

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        Canada??

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        Actually like the West rather than just he US. Korean diaspora now covers a lot of the world with heavy emphasis on North America and Western Europe. And this go around the wheel of history, sons and daughters, both…thumbs up and out hitching a ride on the tides of history.

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