Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

My yummy dinner!🤗\^0^/
● Make mashed potatoes and Chop two finely boiled Lingus.
● Heat quarter a spoon margarine, add chopped garlic, onion and soy sauce, add potatoes and lingus.
● Mildy cook, then make balls, put a cube of a cheese you like inside. I put Edem because that’s what I had.
● Coat in egg then bread crumbs, then deep fry.
● Om nom nom!
Not sure what to call this tho. I improvised.😝 I had to come up with something so I won’t waste the rest of my Lingus pack after I discovered I hate Lingus last week. Never buying them again.
What’s you guys’ opinion about Bratwurst sausages and also Beef sausages? Does it seem like I’m gonna hate them too?

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Oh noooo. Why is Nokdu Flower pulled from Currently Recapping list??!!
I feel SO guilty about not commenting now! I only did that because I felt like I don\’t have anything to add about that perfect Sageuk, that everything I had to say like; \”Jo Jung-seok is awesome! I LUV Han Ye-ri! etc\” would look like stating the obvious.
I should\’ve at least contributed with a single comment, tho.☹️☹️😓😭😭

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    Oh no! I wondered about that, since recaps were getting further and further behind. It’s a shame that more people aren’t watching, since it’s a such a great show.

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    Oh noes!!! I started it late and was trying to catch up in time to comment on the final recaps. *cries*

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    Aww, that sucks. No more recap icon. =(
    I’m still behind on it, but I was hoping to catch up on the recaps eventually. I think the recapper fell behind too.

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    I saw that also and I’m saddened. I don’t know what happened, but I just hope our recapper is ok and not seriously ill or something like that.

    I certainly appreciate the recaps that were done. Nokdu Flower is definitely a very good show.

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In hope of never coming across something like ABSOLUTE BOTFRIEND again, I can only pray that either Korean Scriptwriters or PDs research and draw inspiration about Robot-trope from a different source altogether, or just stop trying to do Robot dramas. If you can’t surpass Nam Shin3.
Now SYML’ s “Body”, the MV and the lyrics hold more potential, meaning, substance and material than any of the Robot dramas I’ve seen. Within the expanse of a minute, it got me deeply engaged and within two minutes I was crying.
Now THAT song gives some pretty good food to thought.

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♦️♦️ATTENTION, Bookworm beanies who are Mortal Instruments fans!♦️♦️

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The Red Scrolls of Magic is like the dream of every romantic bookworm who’s an ideal tourist by heart who wants to go explore all kinds of exotic sceneries, but hates the tedious process of travelling itself and much rather stay at home READING about places if she can’t afford an easygoing, smooth modes and methods like Magnus Bane does!
Oh my gosh, from since the opening, I’m bombarded with lavish descriptions of lavish surroundings, indoor and outdoor, food, clothes, drinks, weather, climate…. it’s so dreamyyy!!
The shameless and generous servings of these descriptions are so overwhelming at times, to the point I cannot read the book nonstop but take it in small portions, savoring each and everything, and occasionally going to kitchen and making myself some satisfying snack just so I won’t mouthwater at the next Malec dining scene!

The other best thing about this book? Jung Shin-yoon/ Shinyun Jung. OMG you don’t know how much I love it when Western authors include Asian characters in their books, and generally put attention on the beauty of traditional Asian customs and history- no matter how slight it might be.
As an avid Korean History and K-drama fan, this is the second time I am pleasantly surprised and absolutely delighted, feeling like I’m having best of both worlds, a cocktail of two of my most favourite but polar-opposite things. (The 1st time being Rick Riordan presents- Yoon Ha Lee’s Dragon Pearl, which is a blend of Traditional Korean mythology and Sci-fi AU)
To make the matters EVEN more great, I know JUST the actress/character to play Shinyun Jung in my head. Cheok Sa-gwang(played by Han Ye-ri) from the epic Six Flying Dragons.
●Steely, beautiful and little-to-zero-emotions face? Check.
●Master Swordfighting skills and use of samgakdo swords? Check.
●Regal demeanour and grace? Check.
●Immaculate white robes? Check.
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Imagining Cheok Sa-gwang as Shinyun Jung felt seamless.
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Having finished more than 2/3rds of the book, I can’t help but wonder whether Cassie Clare and Wesley Chu wrote Shinyun Jung with Cheok Sa-gwang in their mind.
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Right now, my head is filled with the gorgeous ensemble of Bucolic scenery, Classic monuments from various cities, Gourmet cuisine, Tuxedos, Matthew Daddario, Harry Shum Jr. and Han Ye-ri.
OH. HELL. YES. Gimme moooree!!!!
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And the BEST and the most important thing is, the little book is absolutely darling, enjoyable and witty from the beginning to the end.

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    I want a tv show of the Clockwork Angel trilogy prequel. Or whatever that was called. I loved Magnus, Will, Jem and Tessa. I thought it was one of the most tightly written things Cassandra Clare has written. She tends to be meandering. I get that the Shadowhunters is massively popular and all. But I wish she would move on to a different world. Its time for that series to end already. Or it can go on forever. I didn’t continue when Jace and Clary’s story ended and the new shadowhunters were introduced. Something about the way parabati being thrown around all over the place drives me crazy when it was such a small, intense, part in the beginning.

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      I COMPLETELY agree. When authors don’t let go of their creation when it’s necessary it drives me crazy too, because it dims down the gleam of the previous memories too.
      But don’t worry. This book is no such thing. It takes place during the original Mortal Instruments timeline, at the beginning of Magnus and Alec’s relationship and during their romantic world tour.
      No new shadowhunters or stuff.
      Just Magnus, Alec (which I think we never got enough of from the original MI series so I don’t complain) and a Cheok Sa-gwang warlock.
      It’s a really enjoyable snippet. You don’t even have to read the MI series, just having some basic knowledge and having watched Shadowhunters TV show here and there would be more than enough.
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      Plus, Tessa cameos here!😃😃😃

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        Oh, thats good to know. Did you watch the tv show? SO BAD! But, it had Harry Shum Jr and good LORD that man is attractive.

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          Isn’t he? Too bad I can’t fangirl over him too much because he’s married and a dad now, lol. Same goes to Matt. I don’t know why all the actors I like have to be married😂😂!
          No I didn’t watch it but I watched enough YouTube video clips and ALL the Malec clips so I’m nearly as good as an actual viewer.
          I normally don’t watch any US/Western shows in favor of K-dramas, for reasons you’ve probably already heard of. They are dragging. Multi-seasoned. Plot-driven. Ever-changing plot. TOO much action. Not enough character building.
          But Shadowhunters GRABBED my attention, you know? I immediately noticed something different about it.
          It was by NO means perfect, they failed to get Jace’s character right, and the plot was messy and unbelievable at times. BUT, they always managed to get their intimate moments, inter-personal relationships and stuff right. For a western drama, I thought Shadowhunters was surprisingly character-driven not plot-driven. It was refreshing. And they managed to score PERFECT actors for nearly ALL the rolls. (Except Jace. But still he is better than movie Jace) Matt Daddario can eye-act and micro-expression like no other (and I was reminded of Lee Jun-ki😝!).
          Plus their musical clues were SUPERB and always on-point. The Magnus-interrupts-Alec’s wedding scene is the perfect example, with Ruelle’s War of Hearts in the background.
          So basically, it reminded me of a K-drama! I don’t need any other reason than that, right? Plus it’s thousand folds better than the movie, which is saying a LOT!🤣.

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          @saya once said; “K-drama strengths lie in how they create strong emotional groundings, which means that even if the plot lacks coherence and everything is crazy there’s still something to care about in the characters.”
          I think this applies SO well to Shadowhunters too😂. Probably the reason why it has such a strong fanbase!

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            omg I am being quoted 😱😱😱 thanks @peony haha

            Glad to see a book discussion here, though this is a series I don’t read!

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            @saya lol😂. The honor is totally mine! I *think* it was from that failed LJK-Moon Chae-won drama. The moment I saw this paragraph under the recapper’s comments section, I jotted it down in my notebook for future reference. I think it’s a quite accurate and brilliant summary about the uniqueness of K-dramas.
            P.S.- Lengthy rambling about books is ALL I do and know how to do if I don’t have a drama to occupy my online time with, hehe.

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            Without evidence, I refuse to believe I had anything good to say about the travesty that was Criminal Minds 😂😂 (Oh show, how I hated you!)

            But you know I feel that kdramas and YA are essentially the same thing at heart – that is to say, the heart of them is what matters the most, and that they both set out with an intention to make you feel.

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            @saya Then it wasn’t Criminal minds lol.😅But the quote is definitely yours!
            So you mean all Kdramas are like young adult novels? Even the not-young-adult dramas? (Because ALL kind of K-dramas have this character-focused feel I think.) Wow…that’s something I never thought about. It’s quite interesting.
            I never thought to compare them to novels, I was merely surprised when an action filled US DRAMA started reminding me of Korean ones.
            But then again, that drama is BASED on a YA which is like a K-drama…..WOW! Mystery solved! QED!!
            Thanks, Saya😄. So does this mean the key to allure us the viewers to US dramas is basing them on YA?? Well, one can dream, hehe.

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          Lolololol! Lucky you!
          Of course, it’s not like I can control my squeeeeing either, but I……try(?)🤣🤣🤣

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        I have a feel you’d like Red Scrolls of Magic. It’s not “corrupted” by unnecessary details and characters, just a simple and straightforward little story. I hope you enjoy it😃 if you can find enough time and mood!

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    Cheok Sa-gwang!

    She was just something else.

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I watched My Fellow Citizens Ep 01 and 02 today.
❤I immeadietely loved
1. Speedy pace. Wow, a LOT happened within two hours.
2. The wacky and silly, but briliant and fresh vibe that reminded me of Chief Kim.
😒I eventually disliked
1. That vibe was only there for the 1st quarter of the episode, and returned back during the final few moments. The in-between was predictable, messy, confusing with unbelievable people making unbelievable choices and getting themselves into unbelievable situations and THEN complaining. I mean, you asked for it!🤷♀️🤷♀️🙄
And it managed to dilute my enthusiasm of this gonna be like Chief Kim. I felt like even those “best” parts were not original.
I understand that not even the most cool people can make perfect life choices everyday and if they did we wouldn’t have plots for dramas. But what are the chances of FIVE mostly related people getting TERRIBLY entangled in a single mess because of the individual choices they made WITHOUT them finding out about each other???!!
I feel like writer-nim has opened up too much threads and too much possibilities, and it’s gonna be hard wrapping them up. Like Game of Thrones.
2. I LOVED Kudo Hina, and her voice, poise and delicate lady-like behaviour was fabulously in-character in Mr.Sunshine.
But here? Hu-ja is too much of a character.
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Anyway, it’s definitely too early to let go. The drama holds so much promise! *Fingers crossed*.

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This moring, I found lyrics for a Woohoo Waikiki song in my inbox, sent from a lyrics site I subscribed.
Hold my hand and follow me, Waikiki, Waikiki
It makes me happy every day
Let\’s go to Waikiki, Waikiki
Let\’s make love

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Uh. WHAT?😳😳😳😳😳😳😳
That\’s probably…the MOST blatant lyrics I EVER saw in a prime-time family K-drama!! I couldn\’t believe my eyes!

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Some of the most adorable moments of Life is Beautiful.
Actually, these pictures can’t & DON’T do justice to the actual moments!

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2 weeks later and still in the withdrawal from the gorgeous LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, I realized if I were to write an ode, I’d have to write for PAGES!!
You just have to watch it, guys. It’s not the most-perfect-drama-ever, it could’ve cut down the episode count to 40 by removing the unnecessary fillers, but still…it’s one of the most realistic, humanistic and balanced K-dramas I’ve seen. Even the drama reviewers like Thundie and kfangurl found it difficult to describe and summarize this drama, instead opting to simply say; “A story about the day-to-day life of a Jeju-family running a pension”. Actually, I can’t think of a better description.
Some of the MOST heartfelt and genuine scenes I’ve ever seen in kdramaland belong in this drama, as well as the WACKIEST and random-est!
LUV you forever, drama! Especially I respect you, because you got my mom, who’s not a homophobe but a person who always stepped around such topics, cry and smile not only once, but multiple times!
It’s a keeper.

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    I totally agreed! It’s such a heart-warming family-centric drama that exceeded all expectations. There are so many moments that stole my heart, but the scene that stuck out to me the most is when Tae-sub’s mom defended him to the rest of the family when she told them he had come out. Many tears were shed. Life is beautiful is my go-to drama when I just need some comforting family banters and silly falls down stairs at the end of every episode. XD

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      Also, ALL the times dad struggled and tried his BEST to embrace his son with EVERYTHING he had…oof.
      That struck me a lot. The effect was enhanced by the fact dad being a quiet, placid, reserved person, unlike mom.
      ALSO, when mom chose Tae-sub to be her most trusted person in the family to drop her facade become vulnerable at the end of the drama?? Wow. Me and mom were near tears.
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      Oh yes. End-of-the-episode falling downs. They sometimes got old and try-hard, but sometimes they were SO natural and hilarious. I think they ACTUALLY had multiple trippings while shooting and then they decided to make it an actual thing😂😂.

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        Ohhh uea when Dad dragged his youngest brother outside after breakfast to yell at him to not antagonize Tea-sub after he came out. And then Dad started crying. And I was a goner. *tears*
        I gotta rewatch this asap!
        Oh is that how these falls come about? Haha yea some were hilarious!!!

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ep 01-10
Such a relaxing piece-of-life drama. No conspiracy, no ulterior motives….just people living as peacefully as they can. Very relatable and realistic people, at that. Nearly everybody are SO lovable, and you can at least understand the others and even love them to some extent.
Ji-na – Precocious to boot!
Ho-sub – He’s the ideal son every mom can dream of. Works hard, helps with anything and everything, fun, energizing….
Dad – Adorable to..wait, is that okay to use that term for an adult? Lol. But that’s how he is. So loving, kind, silent, shy, responsible… My favorite moment was when he uttered; “Honey…I..I..l-love y-you!” and blushes. He was SO awkward, mom thought he was going to sneeze or something.
Mom – Such a great housewife and a mother. Her bickering love-hate relationship with her mother-in-law the Granny is JJANG! However she should’ve understood that her poking into her stepson’s lovelife was too much even by Asian standards! It made everything harder for your already-walkin-on-thin-ice-relationship.
Granny – Grumpy, courageous, no nonsense, I-take-care-of-myself-and I’m-proud-of-it granny. She’s exemplary! You should see her vegetable patch and garden. Blooming Broccoli and yarrow and onion EVERYWHERE!!
Tae-sub – So far the most intriguing character in the drama. His charisma doesn’t help, lol. I mean, it’s SONG CHANG-EUI, how can you not fall in love? But I want my mom to love you too, so Tae-sub, please try to connect/communicate more with your family. Especially with Ho-sub and Cho-rong. They’re waiting with open arms, so don’t close yourself off!!
Kyung-soo – You’re Lee Sang-woo, and you have a mesmerizing “pained-eyes” expression, but right now, you come off as you’re trying to keep Tae-sub on a leash. Sometimes.
Yeon-joo – All thanks to Nam Sang-mi’s natural charm. Otherwise girl, I think you take your grudges bit far.
Little uncle – As silly and annoying as he is, little samchon is not a complete nincompoop himself. He works in the field quite nicely and stuff. But you need to work on your loose mouth, dude!
Big uncle – I see Amogae in him. Or it probably is the Kim Sang-joong effect! Hardworking, strict, but always has enough softness for the ladies of the family. But don’t be so rude to little samchon, uncle. He’s only going to get worse, just to smite you. Not the opposite.
Ji-hye – Managed to redeem herself just a bit a second before I started to think she was highly unlikable. I see you have some deep-rooted insecurity issues, but work on your attitude, girl. ASAP!
Lee Husband – He’s genuinely a good man, son-in-law, dad and a husband, so I wondered why I find him so hard to like too. Then I figured. He never voices his honest views on anything and puts on a façade that also works as a protective shield from others’ possible scorns. With his feelings repressed and bottled up for how long I don’t know, but the end result is he’s not himself but somebody else. Say it aloud if you don’t like something! Others don’t have third eyes!
Cho-rong – She’s a jolly girl, a stark different character than Sargent Jeon in RED MOON, BLUE SUN, but I want more. SO far we’ve only seen you dance and date your heart out!
Grandpa – He’s that despicable being that makes you so frustrated to the point you don’t know what to say except growl and huff incompetently and stupidly. But he’s so pitiful at times..ottoke? I feel sorry for both granny and myself!
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If you cut out the fillers (who needs in-depth descriptions of construction sites?), this will be one epic family drama. Well it already is, but it could’ve been better.

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    been wanting to watch this for Lee Sangwoo & Song Changeui’s scenes, but haven’t get the chance to do so, arghhhhhh

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      Oh yes. They were the reason that made me watch this drama in the 1st place, and NOW I can safely assure you they’re one of the BEST things in it. The others being; Mom and dad, mom and Tae-sub, Grandma and Dad with everybody(lol).
      Do watch it when you have time. You won’t regret it. Such a realistic and sympathetic drama.

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I have some interesting trivia to share with the history beanies. 
So this Haechi apparently is the mysterious “Guardian Dog” mentioned in Ms. Underwood’s 15 Years among the TopKnots ? The book was a gem I found thanks to @bbstl during the Mr. Sunshine era!
Ms. Underwood who later became the trusted physician of Empress Myeongseong, freshly arrived at the Royal gates, states;
These entrances are approached by broad, stone steps and a platform with handsome, carved stone balustrade, which is surmounted as well as the lofty gates by crudely chiseled stone images of various mythological animals. Some ten or more paces in front of these steps, and on either side, are the great stone dogs, so called for want of a better name, for they no more resemble dogs than lions. The story of their origin is as follows: The fire god, it was said, had a special enmity against this palace, and repeatedly burned it down; various efforts had been made to propitiate or intimidate him with little success; at length an expensive dragon was brought from China and placed in a moat in the grounds. While he lived all was well, but one ill-fated day an enemy poisoned this faithful guardian, and that night the palace was again burned. Finally some fertile brain devised these animals, no poison could affect their stony digestion, no fear or cajoling could impress their hard hearts; so there they stand on their tall pedestals—fierce and uncompromising, facing the quarter whence the fire god comes, always on guard, never sleeping in their faithful watch, and, as might be expected, he has never been able to burn the buildings thus protected.

At the time, I thought it might’ve been a Quilin because I hadn’t heard of a Haechi, nonetheless I felt so very sad at the state the Joseon Korea has put herself into, that a foreigner would not be impressed nor would she even bother try understanding the relics of the once-been-mighty kingdom. Of course it’s not her fault, because when the whole country is in shambles…
If Joseon was in half the glory it used to be, the foreigner would at least be slightly interested with the architecture and stuff and care to ask a native; “Hey man, which animal does that statue represent? It’s sort of cool.”
Now(then) a bypasser would only spare a glance at the guardian Haechi and think; “Ah, that’s just a dog!”
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Now reading that a whole cool drama is made about the importance of Haechi during the Yeongjo-Joseon….I suddenly recalled how its status fell very low during Gojong-Joseon; only a FEW kings later.
Fall of dynasties is always a sad thing..☹️☹️

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    Here’s the drawing.

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      Such a beautiful painting! And really terrifying to look at.
      I will try to catch up to you all with Haechi soon now that I’ve finished Crowned Clown.

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I’m moving in, guys! You hear me?

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Before I move houses to the Lonely Shining Mansion, I should say a proper goodbye to my buddies the Crown Prince, Eunuch, Bodyguard and officer.
They had been with me when I was a Chaebol Princess-in-law’s Poor Doppleganger. And this also marks my proper transition to the modern era, because Water maid and Eunuch-in-drag were both centuries ago, and for the doppleganger status they came with me to the present-time so it wasn’t any different than being in the actual Joseon.
Since I won’t be allowed to travel back in time anytime soon, (because I’m not much active and Errand Boy status is infamous for not letting people thru, let’s say bye for now! 

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OMO OMO OMO!!! It’s GOBLIN’S UNDERPANTS!!!!

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Who else got reminded of RED MOON, BLUE SUN at yesterday\’s red moon?
It\’s cliche, but I got a bit creeped out. Hope the sun won\’t go supernova tomorrow and becomes a Blue sun!😜

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Who else got reminded of RED MOON, BLUE SUN at yesterday\’s red moon?
It\’s cliche, but I got a bit creeped out. Hope the sun won\’t go supernova tomorrow and becomes a Blue sun!😜

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I just realized how horrible I am ;-).
I was watching the final episodes of Life is Beautiful , and you won’t believe what the ending credits were. It was not a collection of your usual happy-smiley-times of the characters, neither a series of BTS. It was a compilation of slippings and trippings and FALLING DOWNS that happened to apparently ALL the characters. OMG, I laughed shamelessly!
By the final episode the crew might’ve realized that it happened to everybody in the drama and decided to use it to make us say bye-bye to this beloved show without feeling an ounce of pain.
And it worked!! BEST ending credits EVER!!! I was hysterical! And now I’m scared that this is gonna backfire on me and I’ll be jinxed to trip/slip/fall, perhaps ALL three. And not in that particular order. OH god.

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Red Moon, Blue Sun ep 31-32
Guys, all I want to know is-
Is it THAT easy to hypnotize a person? Simply by tapping a pen and talking in a soothing voice?

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    When the bell rings you will wake up and not remember this…
    ding

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      *confused*
      🤔 Or am I not confused?
      OHHH, that might’ve been the writer’s goal all along! I was confused enough by the final episodes anyway, due to the Reverse Psychology and the Reverse-reverse psychology she pulled.
      *shakes head and goes to sleep.*

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    It depends, for some people it’s very hard to get hypnosis done even some experts can struggle 😉

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      But doesn’t it look like a reach to hypnotize Ji-heon on-spot? He might be a tough cop who’s actually a big softie inside, but that easy to manipulate? Is it even possible unless performed on a VERY mentally unstable person?

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A notif for ALL the book lovers, young beanies, and adult beanies who still love reading youth novels. Because this TOTES sounds like an innovative sci-fi/mythology Kdrama in the form of a BOOK!! Color me eager!😁🤩
DRAGON PEARL BY YOON HA LEE
Well for me, this means a lot more than what I’ve already said. Because the PJO and HoO series basically shaped more than half my youth and Kdramas shaped more than a quarter (And I’m unashamed to say it aloud!😄), this book sounds like the PERFECT blend! Best of both worlds! A love child!(lol)
Actually, I didn’t love the idea of Rick Riordan hiring other writers and launching a line of other-myths-books, mainly because it seemed like milking cash cows and also murking/unnecessarily complexing up HIS universe he built for years and made us fell in love with. I still think so. Plus I gave a go to the Indian myth book which I dropped after only few chapters. And I NEVER drop books(😋). But this…this I can’t ignore, for obvious reasons. After all, we beanies are already tempered and burned by so many bad Kdramas, so trying this book won’t do any harm, right?
And you guys do not have to have even heard of Rick Riordan in order to read this book! His books and this can be treated unrelated by the readers who’re not familiar with the PJO universe!
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Here are some interesting quotes by Yoon Ha Lee ’bout the book.
RICK: I’m fascinated by the way you wove Korean mythology into a space opera. Did you grow up with stories about fox spirits, dragons, and goblins?

YOON: I did! I spent half my childhood in South Korea, and I had Korean storybooks about mythological creatures, and I liked reading folklore and folktales. Also, my parents would sometimes tell stories to my sister and me. They had this frustrating habit of telling me half of one and then saying, “Well, I don’t remember how it ended . . .”
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RICK: Your main character, Min, is cunning and deceptive, as a fox should be. Would you call her an anti-hero?

YOON: I think that’s a fair description, yes. She’s clever and determined, but her main solution to trouble is to lie or trick her way out of it!
Sounds like one of our favourite Kdrama heroine types, yes?
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RICK: Your characters’ powers—shape-shifting, Charm, controlling weather—are so cool. If you could conjure any snack food with Sujin’s magic spork, what would it be?

YOON: For pure Korean junk food, I would have to go with shrimp crackers. My grandfather used to give me pocket change to buy some from the corner store in Seoul
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Here’s the full interview:
https://www.readriordan.com/2018/12/11/rick-yoon-and-dragon-pearl-exclusive-interview/

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Part 2
The best (former)kiddie actresses who played Princesses
1. Three Kims. Obviously.
2. Jin Ji-hee
3. Park Eun-bin
4. Shim Eun-kyung
5. Lee Se-young
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Who sadly didn’t get a chance. Too old now.
1. Kim Hyang-gi
2. Seo Shin-ae
3. Nam Ji-hyun (well she was technically the princess in QSD, but I’m talking about costumes and the whole package)

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    In my sageuk fangirl opinion, Moon Geun-young was the ultimate young sageuk royalty before everyone on this list came along (Empress Myeongseong (2001). She is still the youngest to ever win a Daesang award and she won with a sageuk role.

    I’d say Kim Yoo-jung is the most experienced among the young sageuk starlets with Shim Eun-kyung, Park Eun-bin, Jin Ji-hee, Kim So-hyun, Nam Ji-hyun….
    Kim Sae-ron is known more as a film actress with very little experience in sageuks. Same with Kim Hyang-gi who’s career turns big screen in the past 5 yrs.

    Btw, Nam Ji-hyun played Princess Shim (King Sejong’s wife) before QSD came along. I think if it wasn’t for that role she wouldn’t have been cast as young Deokman in QSD. She played Deokman for around 10 eps. That was a lot for a young actress to carry.

    I have been rather impressed with Park Eun-bin for the way she able to easily and naturally transform her character to fit any age requirements in any sageuk era.
    Sadly, I can’t say the same thing with her latest modern drama.

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      Oooh. Interesting. I knew about MGY playing the Empress Myeongseong and later being the youngest Daesang winner, but never thought of her as a child actress. Probably because by the time I came around the Sageuk land she was already grown! Hehe.🤗
      In that aspect, I’ll name Kim So-eun as my ultimate princess! She has played teen royalty so many times, and the dragon top and the bulky skirt fits her form SO well. Don’t you think so?
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      Thanks for the extra info. I should go check Nam Ji-hyun’s princess role!

      I was just being silly with the fact the most of the most-loved child actresses having played royalty, hee. Because we all love Kim Hyang-gi and Seo Shin-ae, I would’ve loved if they were able to play them too. They would’ve made cheeky gonju/onju s, lol.

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        Oh Kim So-eun is definitely another stand out sageuk princess.

        I’m very happy that Kim Hyang-gi is having a thriving film career. I can’t believe she is 18 already.

        Thanks for sharing. Sageuk has been a training ground for these young child actors.
        Heo Jung-eun is shaping up to be another great child actor.

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      I looked up Heo Jung eun and immediately recognised her from Moonlight and Sunshine (lol!) Also remember her from the Hwajung recaps. Yup, you’re totally correct. She’s the next Sageuk baby. She has already filled off the “Play a Princess” criteria TWICE at such a young age. And she’s going to be in ASADAL! Another reason to watch it! And I love her character’s name there(Tan-ya), so different from the usual names I’ve heard so far.
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      You’re welcome!☺ But what did I share? It’s nothing new to you?!
      If you had fun with my random OCD induced article, then I’m glad!😄🤗

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So beanies, what’s with plenty of sageuks launching this year and me procrastinating at the moment…this happened. I suddenly had this OCD desire to make a list of *insert trumpet sound, lol* …;
“Decidedly” flower-boy Hallyu Stars who have played King/Crown Prince 😂🤣😅 (Not in a particular order, okay?)
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1. Song Joong-ki
2. Lee Jun-ki (Not Joseon robes, tho. Goryeo)
3. Yoo Ah-in (multiple times. Oh yes.)
4. Yoo Seung-ho
5. Park Bo-gum
6. Hyun Bin
7. Ji Chang-wook (Yuan emperor robes)
8. Kim Soo-hyun
9. Jung Il-woo (Yangmyung-gun is finally gonna be crowned!!)
10. Seo In-guk
11. Yoo Yeon-seok
12. Yeo Jin-gu
13. Yeon Woo-jin
14. Lee Je-hoon
15. Yoon Do-joon
16. Park Hyung-shik(Silla robes)
17. Jung Hae-in
18. Im Shi-wan(Goryeo robes)
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Those who have not surprisingly made the list
1. Lee Min-ho 😮😯
2. Lee Jong-suk (Poor boy himself stated he doesn’t have a face cut for sageuks, and he’d kill to play a Prince. Funny, and sad.)
3. Park Seo-joon 😕(He has the perfect kingly/princey aura! Whyyy PD-nims!!)
4. Nam Joo-hyuk (Well to be fair, I don’t think he can pull it off, but for the list’s sake…)
5. Jang Geun-seok
6. Song Jae-rim
7. Lee Min-ki
8. Kim Woo-bin
9. Gong Yoo (Oh well. He’s not a flower boy..but you get my point)
10. Lee Seung-gi (Probably too impy to play a king! We’ll have to be satisfied with a onkey king,lol!!)
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Whom did I miss?🙄 Whom did they miss?😋

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    This is great!

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    Lee Seunggi has played a king, though not a sageuk one, but definitely an impish one!

    Jang GeunSeuk has played a prince. Twice.

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      King, Queen, Mama Queen, Granny Queen, Crown Prince, Crown Princess wear 4 circular dragon emblems on their robes. Crown Princess and Prince will have them and the other patterns in silver, while the others’ are gold. Princesses of King and Queen get the dragon replaced by circular flower designs and girls from concubines get none, I think. Princes who are not crown princes wear the same attire as ministers, only in a different color. See the 3rd pic above, the back of a man with purple robes? That’s a Grand Prince(King’s brother).😃

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    Yoon shi yoon in Grand Prince. Ahaha

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      @midnight @katakwasabi
      I meant the dragon robes and conical crown(optional), hee. To where them you have to be a Goryeo/Joseon King/Crown Prince.
      So LSG disqualified. Sadly. JGS playing the brother to king in Hong Gil-dong : disqualified. YSY : Grand Prince. So no no. 😋
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      Midnight, is the other time you mention JGS playing prince JACKPOT? If not, I’ve missed that one. Can you tell me?

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        Yes I meant Jackpot, but he doesn’t wear the dragon robes.
        Sorry I missed that part of your qualification requirements😁 .

        But you mentioned princes, princes didn’t wear dragon robes, did they? I thought only the kings did.

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