Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Every day I’m watching Rookie Historian, I’m wondering whether @mary had a 3rd eye when she did that Jang-geum-SKK scandal analogy.😅😂😂

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Seems like DB has re-entered a busy period, with Recaps stopping and the reopening of specific Open-threads for dramas.😅
Doesn’t matter. I’ll cheer out loud for all our hardworking recappers! I’ll never stop being grateful for everything you guys are doing.
Hwaiting!💪👏👏

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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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Hotel Del Luna episode 2
Wow, I was mildly impressed and intrigued by the premise, but I never expected it to make me cry by the last quarter of ep 2!!
Well done, show. My seal of approval is given. Please don\’t dissapoint, okay?

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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

Jeongupsa by Seo Hyun-jin – KING’S DAUGHTER SU BAEK HYANG

So much respect for Seo Hyun-jin too. This song never gets old either.
Full Dance Vid- https://youtu.be/5H5TfydaXU8

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    I still have to watch this drama!

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      Me too! Even though they are half-hour episodes more than hundred in total is gonna be a hassle to download☹️. Meanwhile I’m just enjoying the sole OST and vid clips.

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 9

Heart of Joseon by Chun Woo-hee– LOVE, LIES
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bXa47Sielrk

Still in love, and will forever be. The freshness and the breathtaking quality never dissapeared from this one. And the lyrics! Oh, the lyrics. I’ve so much respect for Chun Woo-hee.

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 8

Magic Lily by Ahn Ye-eun– REBEL,THIEF WHO STOLE THE PEOPLE
I absolutely love REBEL tracks, and I was surprised to find out that none of the songs were written FOR the drama, because the lyrics matched the drama perfectly. It was like the writer has written the drama for the songs.
But here’s the curious thing. While the upbeat/melancholic sounds, singing and music always matched and enhanced the scenes they were paired up with, the lyrics NEVER matched. “Red Ties” perfectly captured the new bride Ga-ryung’s conundrum over her gangster hubby, but the song played over Gang-brothers meet-up scenes. If you don’t know what the lyrics actually mean you’d never know.
Magic Lily too, is a Romantic seperation ballad, perfectly in context with Gil-dong’s love, but it was played over Amogae’s funeral. Again, if you don’t know the meaning, you’d never guess, because the tone perfectly matches that of a funeral.
Anyway it didn’t stop me from loving everything and anything about the drama to pieces!!😍

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 7

Will be back by Lim Sun-hee- MOON LOVERS, SCARLET HEART;RYEO
Poor drama. Amongst TONS of OSTs this was the only saving grace. At least it managed to cover for all of the rest, with the aid of the gorgeous instrumental track.

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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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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 5

Windflower by IU– QUEEN SEONDEOK
I found IU through this. Beautiful to this day. Her singing was just as gorgeous back then.

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 4

Hidden Story– LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA
If not for this, the drama wouldn’t be memorable at all for me.

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    I loved it until I unfortunately found out the tune was plagiarized. Art, especially songs lose the depth for me when I find out they are practically stolen. If you want to hear the original its Caribbean Blue by Enya.

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      Omo. I’m sad to hear that. I listened to it but didn’t feel much similarity, but oh well- no smoke without fire.

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    I think we might have the same OST taste😃 LOTBS was okay but I remember replaying Lee Sun-hee’s and Kim Se-jeong’s OSTs the most. I think I like sad songs haha.

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      That’s so cool. Let’s see whether we match in my future posts too😄. Lee Sun hee is upcoming!

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 3

Surprised by Kim Bo kyung- ARANG AND THE MAGISTRATE
Forget Gangnam Style, this the song I will forever believe to be perfect for Horse-riding.🐎

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    wow time flies , I love that song 🙂

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      It sure does!
      But the drama will always hold a REALLY special place in my heart. It was one of the most effortlessly deep and phylosopical dramas I’ve watched. And the BGM?😍😍😍

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again- Part 2

That Woman SECRET GARDEN

Over time, that “this is breathtaking!” feeling dissapeared, but the sentiment remains.

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    Secret Garden was in my first ten dramas I watched and I remember listening to its OST over and over again especially this song and Hyun Bin’s version too. That was 3 years ago:)

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      Mine too for everything you said!!😃 It was a memorable drama, at least.

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Can somebody kindly tell me how to you guys send your articles for the Theme of Month? Is it as an attachment, or do you type the whole thing in G-mail?
What about pictures?

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Reminiscing OSTs I played over and over again

Round and Round by Heize. GOBLIN

The only Korean Song with crappy English(It’s not just even a single line but the whole song!😲) that NEVER made me cringe and had me unashamedly singing out loud. The singing and the music was SO gorgeous I convinced myself that the mish-mashed, uneven lines are purposefully haphazard, that the whole song is some kind of a secret code. What? Like we’ve never seen barely coherent pieced-together-from-newspaper-clippings but still romantic messages. (In dramaland of course)

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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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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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