Beanie level: Chaebolโ€™s poor doppelganger

<3

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Even if nobody shows up to OCTOBINAR i have enough love for my inar babies to overwhelm myself and @leetennant anyone who would accidentally stop by its all good.

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Friendly reminder that its the start of OCTOBINAR on kast/discord in approximately 10 HOURS from now hosted by the lovely @leetennant.

To be clear: im talking about an \”I am not a robot\” rewatch.

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Someone STOP ME from going full-on obsessive on @pogo1\’s TOTM on Kwon Soo-ah. I just love her so much. Like I\’ve been saying repeatedly to anyone willing (and unwilling) to listen.

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So I’m going on a trip down memory lane and somehow stumbled across this song and… you’ll find me curled up in a ball in the pool of tears in the corner over there.

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Shameless plug for the song written by my favourite human beings.

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    Jeong Sewoon is adorable–and super talented. Our TYH OTP is also adorable. That’s a lot of adorableness. 💖💛

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      Which is a good reason to watch this video.

      Also the song was written by Day6 Jae and Wonpil who are /also/ adorable and talented.

      And now there is a Day6 sound whenever our OTP gets romantic and this show is now OFFICIALLY GREAT.

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        So, the funny thing is, I don’t really like the song. lol. That’s why I didn’t mention that the song is adorable too. 😂 I really like Day6 though. Have they written a lot of other songs for people? That seems to be one of the sure ways to make money in K-Pop.

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          Shame you dont like it. Its got such a Day6 sound too!

          I dont know how much they write for others, but I prefer to hear them also sing their own songs. Preferably live. Preferably on a stage close to me.

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            Have you seen them live before?

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            @hades tagging since i cant reply – Yes and it was the best night of my life also it broke me as a human being. They are. SO. GOOD. LIVE. Musical gods.

            There’s some excessive fangirling on my fanwall somewhere hidden underneath a cryptic post.

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            Are you from the US? Did they come stateside!?

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            @hades I am from Europe. They were in Europe in January as the last leg of their world tour.

            They were in the US and Canada in like October or something last year though.

            I know they need to rest and write music and all but NEXT WORLD TOUR WHEN?

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            When you find out when their next world tour is, please let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh I am no longer a eunuch.

Can the rich Chaebol whose doppelganger I am find me and share her fortune please thank.

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Why is reaching for sincerity so stinking cute.

I also think its not pretending to be smarter than it really is. I appreciate.

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Day6
Love, February

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This is the first time the Boksoo recap is out before I\’ve even watched the episode.

Who am I.

DAY6, what have you done to me.

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    Are you obsessed with Day6? *asking for a friend*

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      There are far worse obsessions.

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      I went to their concert yesterday with LS and I will never be the same again.

      Someone send help.

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        Iโ€™m so jealous! I just started listening to them and they are amazing live! Tell me everything!

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          Theyre the bestest and their voices are ridiculous live. Fricking Sungjin with the husk and Wonpil with the honey and Brian with the Brian and Jae let me tell you JAE.

          And Dowoon is the cutest most happiest energetic drum.

          Also they ooze charisma. Brian did a little bass dance and i cannot.

          And Jae is an energy rabbit who is ALL over the place and all over my heart with an angel’s voice or no he’s the devil. Im sure he burns through multiple guitar strings a day idek.

          Im not coherent im sorry.

          Bottomline they are. Amazing. On. Stage.

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          Jae bounces all over the place.

          Jae plays the guitar with the intensity of a thousand suns.

          Jae does the worm on stage.

          Jae has a beautiful charismatic face.

          Jae has the voice of an angel/devil and does all of his notes in a ridiculously extra brain destroying heart breaking way.

          Jae jumps and does 360s with his guitar.

          Jae jumped off the stage.

          Jae’s laugh makes my heart stop and everything wrong with the world right again.

          Jae is a ridiculous californian fool and everything he does should scream loser but also he owns the stage and the fans and the world and my heart.

          H e l p

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            now this is a children’s book I’d love to illustrate but also an accurate translation of every electric scream my neurons emitted in the past 48 hours

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            I canโ€™t lie that I was looking for Jae in LA doing his โ€œ Jae does thingsโ€ bit when I was recently there! And I totally buy that illustrated childrenโ€™s book, LS! Still.So.JELLY.

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            Also, I hope thereโ€™s a good fancam if this somewhere.

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DAY6.

LET ME tell you DAY6.

I\’m out of words.

I\’ll return to my regularly scheduled Boksoo love once I retrieve my sanity if ever

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Boksoo is my favourite drama of 2019. I am calling this in January 2019.

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After numerous edits, behold the potato trying to insert pictures.

So I just updated my drama list and it turns out I have watched 150 dramas. Not counting the ones I\’m currently watching (BOKSOO), the ones that are on hold and the ones I dropped (such as HWAYUGI).

A sneak peak of the top and the bottom of my list… How far we\’ve come, dramaland.

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Sigh. If FBS had had a better ending this CSB –> Park Sewan –> Yoo Seung Ho winter 2018 would have been perfect.

But it\’s fine because @justme wrote the real ending anyway.

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Park Sewan <3 Yoo Seung Ho <3

What would december have been like without my inar babies.

That is all.

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Random thought: I wonder if having kdramas on Netflix get a lot of people who have never seen Korean shows before into kdrama or if it\’s just existing kdrama fans that watch them.

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Why are airports so incredibly dramatic.

Can\’t we just roll into the drama with a few episodes just dealing with rather uneventful days at the airport? As it is being run smoothly?

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So I was going to catch up to 100 Days and Ghost Detective after sampling all the premieres but then Seo Kang Joon happened.

And Sunday is almost over.

Drama watching is a full time job.

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Why is it that swoonworthy chaebol jerkfaces get forgiven for being mean and \’misunderstood\’ and are expected to redeem themselves, but a slightly less likeable working class girl gets written off instantly if she\’s even got slightly questionable morals?

I understand why she Yeo-reum seems dislikeable, because she\’s not a great person, nor is she a good example for anyone. But… doesn\’t she also deserve a chance to learn how to improve?

As young adults we\’re all just trying to figure out how to live most comfortably anyway. It\’s trial and error. Some people need more time to err before they figure it out.

Besides, I really don\’t dislike her as much. I\’ve had bigger issues with misunderstood Chaebols.

I relate to her plight.

She forgot her umbrella after being told to bring it (me).

She missed her bus and was late on her first day due to distractions (me – how am I still working?).

She has a history of messing up unintentionally and therefore had to actively destress and brace herself before facing on a new challenge (before facing the angry customer) (me).

She really did not want to mess up and really wanted to do her best, but just did not know how (me).

She got put in an almost impossible situation having to deal with an unreasonable customer on her first day of work (me) (! and she had the reflexes to instruct someone to call security instantly seeing his violence, which is the party that should deal with this anyway??! How can they blame her for everything getting destructed?).

She didn\’t listen to protocol multiple times because she thought there was a more efficient way to fix things (for instance trying to save a man\’s life by putting herself in danger?), and then got scolded. She then decided to follow protocol and tried to do the right thing, and still got scolded (for turning in the smugglers) (me).

Her judgment is pretty bad. But she is trying to do well and put up a good image – which includes not looking helpless by asking for instructions all the time. This doesn\’t mean trying to do well isn\’t hard. This doesn\’t me she doesn\’t have terrible judgment.

She\’s not actively trying to hurt anyone, so why can\’t people root for her to learn how to do things?

Why is it so easy root for perfect candy girls who don\’t get much development to \”fix\” the cold hearted misunderstood chaebol, but hard to root for the non candy girls who have been jaded by reality and are just trying to do better for themselves?

I guess jaded girls all have to bee like Lee Bo Young in IHYV who would only put minimal effort into cases because she didn\’t believe her clients were innocent, or because she didn\’t care very much. (No criticism there on that show, I loved her.)

/rant over. I\’m sorry (not sorry).

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    I love you. Yes. Candy/happy-go-lucky girls are boring, strong-headed and flawed girls are annoying… you can’t please anyone if you’re a woman. Better luck next time, maybe you can be reborn as an antisocial, handsome man with a shitty personality and get complimented for displays of basic human decency.

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    Well said! She annoyed me but sheโ€™s not beyond redemption. And we are still at ep 2 for goodness sake! And she can spin kick! Thatโ€™s a major plus! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    thank you for this rant, for once we have a flawed female lead not that perfect candy type, it feels more realistic even though her character annoyed me sometimes but there’s space for improvement ^^ !

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    I completely agree with this. I get that people can have varying opinions about varying things but I raise my eyebrows when I hear people call YeoReum stupid. I didnโ€™t like her at first. I still think she has her priorities in the wrong order; she puts pleasing her boss and getting their compliments over actually doing her job. And itโ€™s easy to see that sheโ€™s not putting off doing her job just because – sheโ€™s seems wired into believing getting their validation is her key to success. She sucks right now because sheโ€™s very flawed and very human. I relate to her in so many ways and Iโ€™m not happy about that but thatโ€™s the point, right? Sheโ€™ll grow (if the writer doesnโ€™t mess her up!)
    I, personally, get tired of candy characters easily. And I get especially tired of people giving passes to asshole male characters saying heโ€™ll get better but getting angry at any female character that isnโ€™t written to be a candy or someone whoโ€™s got their shit together.
    If she was written as a sucky character that had was absolutely sucky for no reason, Iโ€™d understand but from the tiny glimpses weโ€™ve had, sheโ€™s real to her circumstances. Anyway, I might not like her now but Iโ€™m rooting for her. Itโ€™s her other boss (that male asshole) I absolutely despise!

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    Thank you for this rant. From all the hate comments on her character, I actually expected a more extreme personality. But then after reading recaps and skip watching the eps, I actually find her relatable even though annoying. She is just like people I know in real life. Heck, she even resembles a younger me with her hotheadedness, excessive pride, and carelessness. But she isn’t beyond redemption and still has lots of room to grow. Besides, with this show being an ensemble drama (plus having 20 hours to fill), I think they can afford to have a more unlikable lead since she isn’t the only people whose stories we’re following.

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    I havenโ€™t even watched this show yet but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

    Female characters and actresses almost ALWAYS get the short end of the stick, from both the fans and the writers. Even of they actually do end up being well-written, people push them aside so often or, even worse, put them down.

    โ€œThis character is so boring and unrelatable in her Candy-ness. Get me some female characters with real flaws!โ€

    โ€œThis character is so frustrating and angering! How dare she be selfish/imperfect!โ€

    You really canโ€™t win.

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    What I also can’t stand are criticisms on CSB’s acting and her being chosen as female lead. Others were saying that at the hands of another actress, the character would’ve been at least likeable. People, we’re just 4 episodes in, argh! Oh, well. You can’t really please everyone.

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    Agree 100%! I still haven’t started this, but just in general people’s attitudes towards female characters honestly suck. It’s fine to find them annoying or not even like the character, but to just write them off completely is ridiculous. Especially if we’re just in the first few episodes, like there’s no opportunity for growth. You could take every negative trait and give that to a male lead and the same people complaining now would probably have little to no issues.

    I just really hate the term “candy” too lol. Maybe because I haven’t seen so many dramas, let alone the older ones, so I don’t really get it. I’ve seen it used on characters that, yes, were hardworking and optimistic but also not one dimensional and boring.

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    I was miffed that they threw her into volatile situations without any training. It makes no sense. I’m enjoying the drama so far and I like her character. She has room to grow and seems to have natural curiosity which is always a plus in my book.

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    B..but Oppa is rich, he’s so mean and cold because he has a dark deep past, he’s so pitiful~

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    Ah I’m late to this but SLOW CLAP!! 👏👏👏👏
    If only I could like this post more than once…

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    Reminds me a lot about how people disliked Young Eun-soo from Forest of Secrets — I thought she was an great, complex character but the criticism leveled her way had me heated lol.

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    👍👍👍

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