Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

So guys, I decided to go back in my fanwall and delete some too-unrelated or cringey posts (but not ones with my precious fellow beanie comments), mainly song and food posts because,
1. I like being able to navigate/revist my old posts better
2. I had the childish hope of helping DB in a miniscular way by reducing my fanwall content.
END RESULT- My fanwall now has only 8 pgs with promotion-celebration-posts in almost each, and I didn’t get demoted! So YAAAAAAY!!!!!

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Found this in Pinterest.
If Frozen was a K-drama
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😂😂wow so accurate

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Today I learnt the hard-way that you can’t gift modern kids with “old kiddie classics” without having read it first with a grown-up’s mindset.
I found out recently that the beloved WIZARD OF OZ has 13 sequels and was overjoyed.
At 1st.
In the very 2nd sequel, you see a girl who was turned into a boy when she was a babe, and when now he doesn’t have any memory of it and quite like being a boy, but against his will and without giving him time to think it through, he’s turned back into a girl once again.
And in a women’s revolt, all women drop house duties and men has to wear aprons and babysit, and they learn a lesson which I was quite satisfied about, but at the end of the day ladies eagerly run back to the kitchen in order to “retain order and harmony”.
In another sequel, a mythical country is based upon “China”, where everybody are stereotyped and eat cats.
Now, a man of his time and probably a good man at that, Frank Baum must not have meant any harm, and the kiddie readers I guess, didn’t have the same “ugh” reaction as I did.
Plus they’re simple and short fast-paced kiddie stories and characters aren’t allowed much “thinking time”……BUT kids GROW up reading these stories and with THIS mentality growing and blossoming inside them as they go, right?
So I’m just gonna respect them for what they WERE and treat them as classics, but won’t let them near a kid anytime, at all if I could.
The following pic depicts Oz men happily stomping aprons and kicking tubs upon the return of the women.*shudders*

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    Ugh indeed, that illustration is ridiculous too but I don’t think stories like that need to be kept away from children. Not necessarily. A lot of kids can read or watch stories with elements like that without letting it influence them, and it can open up discussions in school and with families about the time the story was written and what is wrong with that sort of thinking.

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      True that. If the child is someone close to me I’m not gonna drag it outta their hands. I’ll have discussions with them. But if I am to gift it to a child I don’t have assurance that I’ll get to talk with them later nor that their parents and teachers are open-to-discussions people…..that won’t do.
      My own cousin sister- Me: Hey how was the book? What do you think of that scene?
      Sister: Hmmm.
      🤷‍♀️ So I don’t know what’s going on inside her head and how she defines the scenes in her mind. I’d rather not give her this book in case it’d be dangerous!

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        Also I think I’ll have to up the age group 🤔
        The book is recommended for 5-8 and “ok” for above 8, but it calls for some advanced discussions about serious issues as of today, which is better suited for above 8?
        5-8 kids need books that gives them more read-and-understand themes and acceptable-in-this-age themes, rather than multiple controversial themes scattered all over the book?
        Having adults explain too much stuff after each book (14 books!) might discourage them from reading.

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        Agree, unless it was close family and friends I wouldn’t want to gift a book like these for that reason too.

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When you get too lazy and crazy…
…..you make RAMEN KIMBAP 🤣🤣🤣
Note: Eat it quickly. Because of watery and hot Ramen, seaweed paper quickly turns rubbery.

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More hidden jems in GOBLIN. 😍😍😍
1. Park Se-wan
2. Yang Jo-a : Dear old Seol-geum from ROOKIE HISTORIAN.
3. Yeom Hye-ran: Aunt Jeong-ah’s sweet, abused eldest daughter Soo-young from DEAR MY FRIENDS

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Since I’ve heard lotsa ravings about MY LITTLE BRIDE, I decided to give it a try when this clip came up in my feed.
And oh man. It’s TERRIFYING and NOT the least bit funny. It’s creepy and disturbing. I forced myself to watch because it’s a small clip, and whenever I thought it was getting better and funny, the groom does something creepy! To imagine if I was the bride in this situation…
And my LITTLE sis thought it was a lovely drama, wth?😵
I should’ve expected this RIGHT when I saw the title of the drama, yeah.

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    Yeahhh from the title alone I have known I would never watch that movie

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    It’s child marriage, perversion & care for a family friend represented as romance… It’s the most awful Korean thing I’ve ever seen. It’s also the first Korean thing I watched.

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      Ikr?
      But inexplicably, all K-dramas, even the crappiest ones have this abilty to make the viewers come back in hopes of “It’d get better the next time”😅
      It’s a damn unavoidable rabbit-hole, regardless the opening is nasty or alluring 😂

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Does anybody know which drama this is from? It’s a public undressing? Dressing?
Anyway it’s the 1st time I’m seeing something like this done to a Royal lady. In Dong-yi there was Queenly hairpin Yongjam removing, which is not as drastic as this one.
Somebody please enlighten me?🙏

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    The King and I (TV series) – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_and_I_(TV_series)

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      Ooh thank you I thought it was Gu Hye-sun! I’ve read the synopsis but never watched it.
      Have you?
      Do you know what they’re doing in this scene?

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        No. I never watched it. It wasn’t in the period when I am not into kdrama. I didn’t even know it exists until you asked. Maybe other beanies know. You can ask in open thread. 🙂

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          Oh then thanks a LOT for helping me with something you didn’t even know before. I’m touched!😃
          I’ll see. In open thread you cant post pics tho.😕

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            You can post the link to the wiki page, I think? Or you can just mentioned the drama title and the year. Some of our beanies are very experienced. 🙂

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            Or you can put the link to this post in Open Thread to reference the picture.

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        They are deposing Queen Yoon (Yeonsangun’s mother).

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          Queen Lady Yun rather.
          Removing her royal attire was publicly humiliating and she was also executed later.

          That was the more reason why Yeonsangun went completely nuts and execute anyone that had anything to do with his mother’s death.

          The two concubines who bad mouthed his mother that led to her execution were violently beaten to death by Yeongsangun himself.

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            Thank you, Kiara. It’s nice that we can always rely on you for history. 😁

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            Omo.
            That’s disturbing. No woman deserves public undressing not even a crazy lady as she’s reported to be.
            And I never imagined Joseon would do such things. Oh the horror😱

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Kim Hye-yoon was in GOBLIIIN!!!
I never knew!
And she was so good even back then, even in a small cameo like this!😮

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    She was the soldier’s wife from when they first met, right?

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    omggg!!!

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    I loved her! I remember thinking how wonderful she was. Thanks for reminding me!

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      This is what I love most about rewatches. You always, always notice something you didn’t notice the last time. Sometimes earlier versions of the actors who are now famous. Probably because the PDs recognised their future potential early on and used them for minor roles in their drama?🤔
      Of course, most of the time this is true only with good dramas with good PDs and writers.🤷‍♀️

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    OMG! 😱 Totally didn’t know that was her.

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Aaaand back with Jun-ki oppa!!! 🎊✨🎇🎉🎈
If you’re co-fugitives with Jun-ki oppa, you have nothing to complain about, even though you’re wrongly accused!

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AND HOW IRONIC IT IS to realise I’ve finally been promoted to Fugitive RIGHT after I posted a Goblin post?!!
Bye bye Ajusshi! I enjoyed my stay a LOT!
LOOOOTSA LOVE AND KISSES!😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

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    No more smelly underpants for you, congratulations! Now you will be on the run 😮

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      Lol Thank you!
      Btw I always wondered why would Reaper call them smelly especially when they were clearly washed!😅😂

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    Hide well and find what you need to prove your innocence.

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      Nah I’ll run-off to distant flower fields to frolic with oppa😋.
      Not buckwheat flower fields tho too soon.
      Thanks muguljoie!!

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After finally watching GOBLIN \”properly\”, as in, in the rainy season, in the mood, relaxed, attentive, dedicated and daily, I\’ve come to an important conclusion.
Gong Yoo is the Korean Shah Rukh Khan.
Yup. Nobody can convince me otherwise.😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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    This made me laugh!

    But to me Ji-sung is the Korean Shah Rukh Khan, I feel they have a very similar style of acting, I don’y know, but Ji-sung always reminds me of SRK!

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      Ohhh I think I can think of a reason! Or multiple reasons.
      Perhaps it’s their unusual, not-standard good looks that most people would not recognise at the 1st glance but EVERYBODY would recognise and fall head-over-heels after mere episodes?
      And their effortless, natural gentlemanly-ness and natural, effortless commanding on-screen personality?
      Piercing, yet at the same time so kind and so tender gaze?
      Tallness?
      *faints from the effects of re-imagining all the good qualities of the best middle-aged actors.

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        If you could think of a reason means you’ve already thought about this!
        So I did a good job convincing you? LOL!

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      Hahahhahhah both of these made me laugh!
      Despite my love for kdramas and many K-actors, I never found anyone equal to SRK. There might be better actors then him but no one matches that magnetic charisma he has!

      I do have to agree though that Gong Yoo’s popularity and Ji-Sung’s acting prowess does match SRK’s!

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    hah – I thought the same thing the first time I watched Gong Yoo! Finally someone else sees it!

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      These two images are what sealed it for me.
      That tired, but endlessly soft look!…

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    Back when I was a teenager, before Kdrama, I was hooked on the Bollywood industry and the movies it offered. I remember talking to one of my very first internet friends who happened to be Indian and when I mentioned I was a huge Shah Rukh Khan fan, she told me he had the reputation of being an asshole. I remember being so disappointed because I found him to be such a mesmerizing actor. I didn’t even try to confirm. I just assumed she’d know better – she‘s Indian and lives in India.

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      Just remembered that I once worked with this lovely doctor whose name is Szarukan. He’s Hungarian. I asked him on my last day with him if he knew the famous actor Shah Rukh Khan and also thought their names sounded alike. He didn’t know him but he found it so fascinating that he had me show the nurses and some doctors the google page.

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    I don’t know who Shah Rukh Khan is but if he looks like Gong Yoo, I’m a fan! And I agree that if Gong Yoo was walking down the street and I saw him before I knew who he was or what he’s capable of, I probably wouldn’t take a second glance. Well, I might take a second glance because he’s tall, but otherwise, he’s just so normal to me. But then he does things with his acting that take him to another stratosphere. You’ve said it well.

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      GASP then let’s correct this immeadietely asap!😮
      Shah Rukh Khan aka King Khan, is one of the most experienced, beloved and respected actors in Bollywood.
      Yup, just like Gong Yoo, he doesn’t look like your average handsome Ajusshi at the 1st glance. When he starts acting……yeah..no words.
      I’ve heard somewhere when he 1st went to auditions, the directors and people said he’s too “ugly” for the lead roles and offered him villain roles. SRK has accepted those roles without a complaint even when the actors who were offered those roles previously saying; “This role doesn’t go with my onscreen persona”.
      So you can now see where Shah Rukh Khan is TODAY.
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      I recommend the movie “Khabi Kushi Khabhi Gham”.
      Nothing can go wrong with that one, I assure you, for it’s a timeless family movie, and it’s not draggy and completely worth your time. Plus apart from SRK there are at least 5 more BEST ever Bollywood actors, so you get free intro to them too!😄

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Lee Soon-jae gramps!😂😍
Good to see you again!! Why so grumpy tho?

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    Cuz he is the hot cold CEO, gramp version! 😁

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    I love grandpa Lee. He is supposed to be grumpy at this age lol.

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      😂
      But even his voice is too raspy. I hope he’s just acting not suffering some sickness.😕

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Mission Kimbap is a success! I know it looks very amateur, and I was impatient so I whipped up a quick potato and prawn filling instead of making it colorful. But I know I’ll improve so I’m happy😅😄!

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HOTEL DEL LUNA Ep 13
For all I know we’ll be seeing fan-made MVs out of this pretty soon.😂😂😂

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I made Kimchi and it’s a success! (Sooooo sour😐😅)

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Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung ep 5-6
I’m in love with the adorable rookie squadron who are fumbling about and hopping around like little sparrows! In those blue uniforms they look so cute, no wonder the Sunbaes gave in 😉. And I’m in love with the Crown Prince (though he’s a bit screamy and jumpy) and his answer to Hae-ryung’s scientific answer. So practical. Even though I wasn’t a big fan of Shin Se-kyung before, I’m in love with her hasty Sageuk speech, I also love her and Orabeoni’s relationship, which is making me want to go back in time and be reborn as He-ryung LOL.
I’m ALSO in love with allll the servants in this drama. It’s the 1st time I’m seeing this dynamic after Arang & the Magistrate. And the hazing ritual/initiation is soo real!! I can’t believe they actually asked for it
However, Grand Prince Dowon (Cha Eun-woo) seems to be in a separate drama, much like his lovely otherworldly palace, with the intriguing Ho-dam plot acting as his only serving grace.
Now I can totally see why this is the lovechild of SKK Scandal and Dae Jang-geum. The thing is, up until this (double)episode(s) I wasn’t able to see it clearly and it’s marvelous @mary saw it in the pilot episodes. Kudos, mary! And Thank You so much 😘💕




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    Aww yays~ you love the show!

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      I do! While watching this episode I was smiling from an ear to ear it nearly hurt.
      I’ve a feeling this drama is not going to dissapoint us. I mean, usually after watching a good pilot ep I always say something like; “Fingers crossed. Please don’t let us down later, drama!”, but here I don’t even feel the need to.

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This morning I dreamt of going to a party wearing a custom-made dress only to discover two other people wearing more or less the same dress.
Ugh. I dream so crappy dreams.
Last week I dreamt of the end of the world, and sun was coming straight through ozone creating a multicolored Aurora in the daytime above my house. I tried to snap a photo of it but it melted the camera.
I know it doesn\’t make any sense because my corneas should\’ve been melted before the camera..but oh well.
Is there a method to prevent dreaming altogether?

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    Instead of not dreaming, why not try and take up lucid dreaming?

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      I looked it up, and wow..it looks intriguing and scary at the same time. Like..one step wrong and you catch a whole lot of brain related issues.
      And I believe I always knew I was dreaming when I dream. Like…a part of me always expects to wake up sometimes.
      The thing is I don’t wanna dream at all, regardless the dreams are pleasant or not. What I prefer is a blank, black slate while I sleep. Otherwise it’s very tiresome for me.☹️

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 6

My Eden by Yisabel- GU FAMILY BOOK
The memory was slightly tarnished by the memory of seeing Isabelle performing this in a sports arena and a moved player was tearfully nibbling his plastic teeth-guard. Seriously, who the hell is the cameraman? He should learn more about where to point his camera, because it ruined the whole effect.

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    Oh i love this one!

    Also hi Peony! How are you? ^^
    I was thinking of you, saw your latest post & decided to visit your wall.

    I see that you’re enjoying pretty osts as you always have 🙂

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      Hello hello hello! Long time no see!
      I too was on semi-hiatus, and I was dropping RECAPS left and right, let alone dramas. I recently watched DEAR MY FRIENDS, then live-translated to mom, now live-translating to dad. I’ll be live-translating to anybody who will sit down and be patient in the future too, for that’s SUCH a great drama that EVERYBODY should watch.
      I’m also watching SKY CASTLE with mom, and am on ep 8. It’s REALLY unbelievable, their edu. System.
      Before all that, mom and I watched LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, and that too is a drama I’d love to translate for anybody, except it’s 50 episodes.😔 It’s a great drama for any Asian child to show to their parents, if the child wishes their parents to not be anti-gay. For the drama shows everything in a highly Asian, heartrending perspective.
      I think I was mildly successful!☺💪
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      When all the good dramas have ended and you’re waiting for another to happen, good OSTs are my chingu, that’s why.
      How about you? Why’d you lost your way?

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        Ooh good to know that you’ve beemy busy offline.
        I dropped both dramas & recaps as well as did nothing much in rl except eat & sleep.
        I’ve barely followed anything except i started Angel mission do I’ve decided to see it through. I’m kind of in a slump, i hope this drama & the upcoming IU drama will pull me out.

        You understand Korean though?😮 It’s such an advantage you wouldn’t need to wait for subs.

        Also Peony, you were never on rabbit right? I’m sure you knew…
        Well the rabbit is soon gonna die & beans have moved to discord, won’t you come on discord Peony?🤗 Would love to chat with you in real time once in a while (I’m not that active on those forums either)

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          You dropped SKY CASTLE and DEAR MY FRIENDS?? But waay? Sky Castle I can get to some extent, but DMF…is like one of the most perfect mini dramas ever made?? Oh well, I guess you had your reasons.
          I’m thinking about dropping Angel’s too. When you realise you’re forcing yourself to watch something, even if it’s when only a single episode left, one should stop. Because at least one hour would be salvaged!
          I’m crossing my fingers over Hotel del Luna too😃.
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          Omg no! I translate eng subs to my mother tongue, additionaly translating the ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY BUT SADLY DISREGARDED Korean words like Unni, Oppa, Mom-in-law, Sunbae.
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          Yes I knew about Beanies’ Rabbit gatherings, it’s impending death and moving over to Discord, and OMG I’m so, so honored you invited me and thought I’m worthy of a conversation! But…I don’t know a SINGLE thing about Rabbit nor Discord nor live chatting nor how all that work. Are those apps? If you tell me how I’d love to try out once in a while. I only know how to work my way through DB, WordPress, fanfiction.net, AO3 and Tumblr😅 you see.

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            Hahaha your reaction! 😄
            No no. I didn’t drop those dramas, i meant that I’m neither keeping up with dramas (in general) nor following recaps on db.

            And ofc I’d invite you & love to talk with you 🤗

            I can’t work my way around rabbit & discord either. The tech beanies have always handled stuff & i merely joined the group chats or group watches.
            Also, you know your way around WordPress 👀 (I don’t) & I don’t even know what AO3 is 😅😂

            I’ll tell you what i know for now 😅
            There is an app (both for phone & desktop) for discord but I’d recommend you to just open it in your pc browser to check it out first.
            This is the link to the post about discord group by bammsie:
            http://www.dramabeans.com/members/bammsie/activity/820970/
            There is another link in that post which will redirect you to the group on discord.
            You just need to sign up first & then you’ll be in, the chat groups (with names) will be clearly visible in a list in the left bar of the page. Currently there are a total of 11 groups (all visible & open, unlike the groups on other forums where you need to be invited first) but the main group is ‘beans central’ & at anytime some kind of chat goes on, feel free to jump in & out of any chat. Look around & get accustomed. You can find members in search bar, I’m fatcat there as well ^^
            You can dm me, but also if you face any problem after signing up, just tag me here & I’ll dm you there & we can live chat 😁

            And since grp watch hasn’t yet started on discord, I don’t know how that works.

            That’s all i know for now. Do tell me once you try it 🙂

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          Also, I hope all is well with your life now, and whatever may have pushed you into just sleep and eat, it’s over now.🤗

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The STUPIDEST moment in my life.
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I’m having my 1st sleepover(when I’m technically an adult, sad I know), and the very second I entered my friend’s house their 2 & half feet tall dog(who actually only has friendly intentions) approached me, and I’m scared of dogs so I hid behind friend’s mom, and the dog thinks it’s a game and he followed me, I skirted around mom and he continued to follow me, I sped up and the dog sped up too, and we ran around in circles around friend’s mom and somehow I (magically!)managed not to scream. REALLY good impression I made there in front of her whole family. Then I scram-ed upstairs to take a wash, and the curious dog came up and sniffed outside the bathroom. Later, I collected myself and promised myself I would stay calm because the dog clearly means no harm and he’s tame (never barks or snaps teeth), and they wanted us to get along. But the second I came face to face with him once again, I repeated the procedure; this time around friend’s little sister!! They managed to hold the panting dog, and I ran upstairs. I spent the rest of the day locked up in the room. 🤦‍♀️😫😭😭

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    Aww. I know it’s hard but the best thing to do with dogs who are friendlier than you want them to be is to completely ignore them, just pretend they don’t exist. After a few minutes they usually catch on and will give you space. Hope your next visit goes better!

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      I know I know! But it’s super HARD to ignore him when he comes thundering down at you! Especially when my friend has already said his preferred befriending method is jumping on you!

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    I feel you! I’m terrified of dogs. Like, I think they are cute and all, but I just get panicked around them. All animals actually:( I tell my parents that it’s because they never let us have pets so all animals that come up to me send of warning signs in my brain. Fighting!

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      Ooh. My parents never let me have pets either, but their reasoning I understood. They didn’t approve caging animals. Non-caging animals like cats and dogs, mom and dad both had them as pets when they were kids, and they explained how they were unable to go on trips/vacations without worrying about the pet nonstop, and it was hard to find a way to keep it fed and toilet-ed when they went to school and grandparents went for jobs. They said it was unfair for the animal.
      I think my extreme fear generated when I was a kid, a dog acted like he was harmlessly sniffing around me but actually bit me, and I had to be shot with all sorts of injections.

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        I see. For us, it was more we couldn’t afford a pet. My trauma was that there was a stray dog that roamed our apartment building and apparently camped out underneath the stairs. To little six year old me, he looked liked a huge wolf. One day while I was outside alone, it came out of its hidding place and barked at me and I ran away from it, so naturally it chased me. I ran so fast I left my sandals behind. It was so scary! I’m a little better around dogs now, but I can not stay cool around the jumping ones. My fight and flight response is always run away, hehe.

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          Oh my gods. Poor you. Yesterday the doggie chased me upstairs and I ran like my life depended on it. I still don’t know how I managed to slip inside the room and shut the door.☹️

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            Aww. I feel you. Still, hopefully you have lots of fun in your sleepover😊

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          It was! Even though they had to room-service basically everything 😅😅

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      Fighting, you too!😃

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    I’m 22 and have never been to a sleepover, so it’s okay 🙂

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      That’s SO good to know! I thought I was the only stay-at-home-ALL-the-time person😅

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        Lol, I thought I was too! That’s why your post caught my attention 😀

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          BEST thing about DB- Once you’re in, unless you behave like a dislikable person, you’ll never go out without meeting one or two like-minded peeps.
          Hell, you’ll NEVER go out once you’re in.😂😍

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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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