Beanie level: Errand boy

Last Poetry recap in—happy Friday everyone!

RAMADAN MUBARAK to all the beanies observing it. If you’re fasting off dramas for the month, fighting! You can do it!

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    YAY thank you so much Saya! 😀 For me watching and discussing together with other beanies was the best part of this show (plus going crazy on the fanwall), so thanks again for listening to beanies’ pleas for Poetry recaps.

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    Thank you Saya for taking on the weecap despite your own busy schedule! Watching dramas would not be the same without awesome recappers and Beanies like you!!

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    Ramadan Mubarak dear!
    I’ll try half fasting off drama LOL. It worked last year though I think it is hard since there are full of many good dramas this year!

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    Ramadan Mubarak! I’m not fasting off dramas- just don’t have time! Must catch up with APAD and MHOJD! If only I had the energy!

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I\’m making this as a landing post for BEANIES IN THE UK, particularly London (sorry!), to find each other for meet-ups and other stuff. Not just for folks who live here, but also if anyone is visiting and wants to meet, give us a heads-up!

JOIN THE UK BEANIES FACEBOOK GROUP HERE

Tagging:
@saner @unatuna @wansywoo @letseatcookies @cloggie @feenah9895 @namedx @mollyp @tsutsuloo

Please tag in anyone I\’ve missed, these are all the local beanies I know of!

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Pretty Noona: I spent most of ep13 mad at Jin-ah, and then at her mother, but now I\’m just sad. What a familiar pattern of children broken by their parents, and how much have I seen this in real life.

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    I always have this running thought that shows present characters such as these as a warning/cautionary tale to viewers. Characters that show viewers, “This is what you look like if you do this …. this is what you sound like if say this …. this is how your dysfunctional actions affect the people around you.”

    But as you mentioned, you unfortunately see the pattern over and over again in real life that you just have to question if anyone is getting the message.

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Also yes.

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Yes.

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    It completely baffles me that she’s known them all their life and yet needs to ask this. What. Is. Wrong. With. You. Woman??

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      I can stomach mom because I can see her in people I know, but I am dropping the show now because I cannot understand our heroine and the stupid choices she makes for the last few episodes.

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        I understand. Honestly, the blind date fiasco was just plain stupid, but I could kind of somehow understand her reasoning (albeit ridiculous) behind not telling them.
        However…dad? Get out.
        I feel like being only 4 eps away from the finale doesn’t let me drop it, but I certainly lost quite a bit of interest!

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OMG IT WAS THE HORSE

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I spend way too many words on Jin-ah\’s mother in Pretty Noona, because I feel like though she\’s clearly a person labouring under the weight of a thousand objectively incorrect misapprehensions, I can still understand how she works and what drives her.

Then I rewatch the scenes where she\’s tearing at and beating Jin-ah and Joon-hee and I don\’t understand her at all.

#postrecappondering

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    ugh yes! I don’t understand that woman at all. I mean I get what type of person she is and that she will do anything and everything to make sure they stop dating. But ugh! These last couple of epsiodes were so hard to watch. Specially the way she treated Jun-hee. He’s such a sweetheart that it just completely broke my heart when she tried manipulating him then went in for full on beating him. And the way he broke down crying after Jinah left. It just hurt!

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      wait until you watch 13. oh man.

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        I did and I hate life and relationships now! This drama had me wishing I was dating when it aired and now I’m just like yeah. This is why you choose to be single. Please never even think about dating again!

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    I have to sadly say that I felt it was realistic. I heard even more terrible mom stories for real. Someone even told me about one couple in his neighborhood killed themselves over family’s objection when he was young.

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      btw I like second half of this show better than the first half, and can’t wait to see how this will end (hopefully happy ending).

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      I agree, it’s definitely realistic, though your story is awful O_O

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Youtube version of LONG YAK 3 with our monthly round-up of what’s up in dramaland (and a little beyond).

Discussing:
– A POEM A DAY
– SUITS
– GREAT SEDUCER
– SHALL WE KISS FIRST
– SWITCH
– Japanese remake of SIGNAL
– C-drama SIDE BY SIDE WITH YOU
– Detour to the #MeToo movement in dramaland (in-depth podcast episode on this coming up, stay tuned!)

Question of the Yak:
– What makes you drop a drama?

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At least we’ve learned that Nam-woo does own other shirts, even if they have no meaning and no alligator?

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New Long Yak! @festerfaster, @laica and I do our monthly round-up of what’s up in dramaland, and our occasional forays out of it.

This month:
– A POEM A DAY
– SUITS

Dramas we’ve dropped:
– GREAT SEDUCER
– SHALL WE KISS FIRST
– SWITCH

Other stuff:
– The #MeToo movement making ripples in dramaland (stay tuned for an in-depth podcast episode on this, with some very cool guests!)
– Japanese remake of SIGNAL
– C-drama SIDE BY SIDE WITH YOU

Question of the Yak:
– What makes you drop a drama?

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    Also correction: as probably you all know (far better than I do!), the show with the shipping war that tore the fandom apart was AM94, not ’88 as I wrongly said. ’88 was the gotcha, last-minute reverse one.

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    signal japanese remake??? that happened like a year ago…. oh ok no the song ok ok I’m ok
    (sign kanjite signal mite I must let you know!)

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      lol give it another year before trying the remake, unless you’ve forgotten the original sufficiently!

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    Can I just say that after you told your penguin joke, I started laughing before Anisa and Porama did? I think you stumped them for a second. 😂

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      Yeah, but see it’s not hard to beat me to this. I NEVER get her penguin jokes.

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        you need to live somewhere colder, I swear it helps – you should see brit-twitter on a snow day. It’s snow joke, man.

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      hahaha it was one long second! I think I’m the only one who finds them genuinely lol and the other two just pity-laugh! XD

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    I thought of @laica after reading the Greasy Melo weecap! Romcoms & cancer seem to be getting waay too into each other!

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      Haha! Me, too! I started laughing at that scene and started to wonder if I need to drop this.

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        I actually haven’t started it! I’m gonna wait to see how it all starts unfolding first.

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          So far so good? It’s quirky and the 3 leads are great. I figured I should start before I get behind.

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        haha you guys! I also started laughing because it was like, seriously, you needed stage 4 cancer in there too? It wasn’t bad enough that her groom sold her out and ran away and her dad got arrested and everything had already gone to pot? But then…this writer. Maybe she has a thing for cancer, even JI was all cancer (though a little more curable).

        But it’s still oddly alluring and sucks you right in. I love JRW’s char despite her return to being “cancer-girl” – a better type than MNIKSS’s at least.

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          And a stage 4 at that? LOL. Now they’re just messing with Laica XD
          I still haven’t been able to go beyond JI’s 10/11 episode…it’s been on hold for several months now so I’m not completely sold on the writer!
          I’ll just wait and see, I guess!

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Thanks for your kind words, everyone! Still a bit unwell, but at least the Ye-liners are happy!

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Friends, I’ve been viciously sick for the last few days, so your You Who Forgot Poetry post is going to be a day late. Please bear with me!

In the meantime, enjoy the return of our First Impressions videos with our take on the first 4 eps of Pretty Noona Who Buys Me food. And it’s actual video, too – thanks, as always, to @festerfaster‘s skills!

(Note: this was recorded before mine and @laica‘s first post was written)

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    Thank you for all you do, @saya! Hope you feel better!

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    Thank you @saya, get well soon. We Poemies all love you!

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    Whatever your illness is, I swear drinking some ginger tea will make you feel better!
    Thank you again for sharing, love listening to you ladies <3

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      one of the rare cases where ginger is actually my enemy for the time being! which is terrible, because I love ginger, and especially love chewing chunks of it raw. (everybody should do this, so refreshing!)

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    Oh no! We’ll patiently wait! Get better soon!

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    Take your time and get healthy first.

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    Get well and feel better soon!

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    Get well soon, Saya! And thank you for the squee session. <3

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    THIS. WAS. AWESOME!!! Paroma, you are me! 🙃 Such a productive discussion in a short amount of time. Joon-hee has definitely had a crush on her for a while and I don’t think him liking Jin-ah needs to be explained. I think that’s why they opted to have Jin-ah be the one to have more expository scenes regarding why she liked him.

    All three of you seem to have quite different backgrounds–while at the same time some common ground/povs– which brings different perspectives to the table and I’m really liking that.

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      P.S. Get well soon!

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      P.P.S. @Saya, I really appreciate that you provided an update that the recap is going to be delayed instead of having us wonder what’s going on with it. Keep up the communication! 👍

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      Ditto, this!

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      Comment was deleted

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        No worries. This drama provides so much content to talk about it’s mind boggling. With this, My Ajusshi, and A Poem A Day, it’s a good time to be a drama fan.

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    hope you get better soon… take care.

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    First, get well soon!
    Second, there’s no hurry for APAD, so eat & rest well, stay healthy 🙂

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Just finished writing up Pretty Noona post with @laica: we watch exactly the same thing, we read it totally differently.

Being a person is so interesting.

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    Hahhh….Lols…thats why they say people are different, the way we think, act and behave are totally different…

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Some weekend loveliness. Because good, unbelievable things really do happen, despite the sometimes overwhelming ugliness of humanity. Wars without end…end. Isn’t that kind of mindblowing?

(One down, a hundred more to go.)

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Pretty + Goblin = Noona-food?

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GUYS I’M NOT A ROBOT PODCAST

Special beanie guest @leetennant joins me, @laica and @festerfaster as we dissect what we loved about the show in all its layers, from the masterful acting from our beloved OTP to the cutting social commentary it delivered, especially about how we view and treat women both in society as a whole, but also in dramaland itself.

Basically, we squee a lot using actual vocabulary. Come and join us!

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    This episode is dedicated to someone special definitely not @vivanesca

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    Two sentences in and I am already nodding my head vigorously!! I too would call it one of the best dramas of 2018, and it has found itself on my all time favourite shows list too. For this no small part is due to you @Saya and your sqeecaps. I was only lurking back then, so now I’d like to say thank you, for making it a more wholesome experience!

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      I also found myself nodding! Then laughing, then clapping…it would’ve been quite weird if someone had seen me lol

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Guys. You\’re getting your Pretty Noona OT.

Don\’t all die now.

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@laica, @festerfaster and I are at this moment arguing over who gets to be in charge of the Pretty Noona podcast. I\’ve asserted myself as the Noona-est of them all, but I have a feeling I\’m going to lose this one 😂

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    Spoiler: I won the fight. XD

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      You two disqualified me because of Yoo Seung-ho! I NEVER KNEW THERE WERE PRETTY NOONAS AT STAKE

      though if I had, I would not have relinquished my robot babies

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Okay friends, just submitted the Poetry OT, so hold your squees, you\’ll see it soon! In the meantime, I hang out on twitter (@notnowsaya) and make un/necessary commentary.

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ALSO I’M NOT A ROBOT podcast gonna drop sometime next week, stay tuuuuuuned (esp @vivanesca! there’s a surprise in there for you!)

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    Looking forward to it! I think I caught up on the last couple of Yaks already.

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      you’re amazing, and thank you for listening!

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        You guys keep me company driving to and from work!

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          get away, that’s crazy!

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            Sorry, I’ve been sucked in. I love how you guys try to be spoiler free and stop each other from continuing. It’s too funny.

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            Seriously, I am so chuffed and humbled!

            Yeah, we aren’t good at the spoiler-free part! XD

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    I’m dying I was just about to watch e27 again get out of my room!!!!!!

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      nooo I want to watch too! I actually watched that very ep in preparation for the podcast! Had to get my head in the game! (lying, just wanted to see it again XD)

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    I’m not watching this btw I’m too busy screaming??? I missed them so mcuherfgs
    if the podcast is just you making fun of me for 50minutes it still won’t make me feel as embarrassed as I should be for loving this drama as much as I do lmao

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      You will have to wait and see!! It might be a little embarrassing but probably not really a lot only a little bit

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    Whaaaaaat???? This is so cool! We were thinking of doing a podcast but I’m so scared. I feel like we would run out of things to say. I’m going to listen to yours! Are you only on Soundcloud or are you available anywhere else like YouTube or itunes? I’ll google it!

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      Yes to both! youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXAKERzXeFhlsSrVL_qU–w (doesn’t have the latest Long Yak up yet though – coming soon!)
      iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stars-in-my-pocket-a-k-drama-podcast/id1270514773?mt=2

      It is a bit scary! But when you’re among friends and beanies, you quickly forget about the fact that you’re inviting everyone else to listen in (all 6 people, lols). Apart from the DB podcasts, there’s nothing out there that *quite* caters to hardcore drama-nerd tastes, so we took the plunge! It’s been a LOT of work starting up and getting organised, but we learn more by the day and have fun while we’re doing it. Don’t be afraid – you’ve already got your awesome blog growing, I’m sure you’d do a great job if you decided to do a podcast too!

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        Thank you for all the info!!! I am so pumped to listen. One of the things I miss about DB are their podcasts. I would just play them in the background while working. Now I at least have someone else to check out, whoohoo!

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          I miss them too! I hope you enjoy listening to us, and do let me know if you do your own <3

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