Beanie level: Water maid

I can’t post comments unless it’s on the fanwall. It’s been a few days now, I only realised it now since they don’t appear in my comments. Am I the only one? Anybody has an idea why it’s happening?

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    You mean you can’t post on an open thread, recap or anything? You should be able to see those posts in your “comment” section.

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      Yes it somehow only works on the fanwall. It acts like I posted my comment, but there’s nothing on the actual page or in my “comment” section. Doesn’t matter if it’s my own comment or a reply.

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        Time for @mary’s assistance, I believe!

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          Thank you for tagging me, Ally! It looks like the comments were eaten up by spam filter. We have problems accessing the spam section for the past week so we weren’t able to go inside there and fish out the genuine beanie comments unless we know whose comment to look for.

          Sorry, @sibel! Your comments should be up now. Hopefully the filter will remember not to mark them as spam in future. (If a comment gets eaten by the spam filter, try not to post it again repeatedly within the same minute. The spam will think you’re a quick-typing bot and be even more convinced you’re not human. Hehe)

          TMI: We couldn’t open the spam section because the millions of comments on DB is starting to bog down the database. Our dev team is looking for ways to lighten up the load without having to move to a larger server. :((( Hopefully they find a solution soon. Though my eyes are thankful this week that I don’t have to sort through hundreds of spam a day @___@ LOL

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            Thanks, Mary! Wow, Would it help for people to thin down their fan walls to decrease data? I know there’s a ton of memory there that no one ever sees again.

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            No need for that. Fanwalls and comments are separate entities. The comments and posts (of which there are 10+ years’ worth) are the ones that need optimization.

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            Thank you very much! I’ll do that in the future. I can’t imagine the workload that this represents, I didn’t know you did that, in my head it was done by some kind of AI. That must be exhausting. 화이팅!

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            @ally-le I just read my last reply. Sorry if it sounded too curt. I was typing on my phone. Thank you for the offer, but you don’t have to do that (ie delete/lessen posting). And we wouldn’t want you to! Also, the sh*tty pagination isn’t a feature, it’s a bad UI. LOL We should fix that sometime so y’all don’t have to click “next page” 100+ times. T___T

            And thank you @sibel for understanding. :’)

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Is W really that bad?
I didn’t watch it & I feel like I’m missing out.
When I asked people or looked online it seems like it’s either one of the best thing they’ve ever watched or hours of their life they can’t get back.
Everything I’m watching is quite dark (Watcher, Life, VIP) & I need some bright energy with Extraordinary You ending.
Should I not watch it? Or just skip some ep or something?

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    So I don’t know about W but if you want some bright energy why not give weightlifting fairy kim bok ju a chance?

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      Thank you but for some reasons I don’t like the 2 main actors. I tried giving it a shot since everybody here loved it but I just couldn’t.

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        Weight lifting fairy gets great around the 4 episode mark and remains consistently good. It isn’t extraordinary but definitely light. W, however isn’t light. In fact it demands attention. The firat 8 episodes are great but it took a turn in the last 8 episodes. It wasn’t that bad but when all of us were live watching it, we had really high hopes for it after the first episode but it didn’t live up to it. But I do think that if people marathon it, then you may not feel that way because there isn’t much room for discussion and pondering. I don’t think Life is dark compared to W. But if you want to try, do so, because you’ll love the first half and honestly the second isn’t that bad either.

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          Oh really it looked so much brighter & happy than Life. I’m definitely going to binge it if I give it a go. I think I’ll just watch the first half & if I don’t like what’s next just drop it then. Thank you

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            The second half of W isn’t light or bright at all. Some scenes were pretty creepy and unsettling. Have you watched Memories of Alhambra? W is from the same writer and it suffered from the same problems as MoA. Great but not detailed ideas and the end was unsatisfactory and awful.

            I vouch for Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo as well. Just like you I didn’t understand why all Beanies loved this drama so much, I avoided it for 3 years and looked down on the main actors. But I was very wrong. The story is so heartwarming, the writing and acting was all superb from the start to the end. I actually regret not watching it live back then.

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            @cherryinbloom I didn’t realize it was from the same writer, ok thank you I think I can guess how, what kind of mess it’s gonna be at the end then

            I’ll try again for WFB a bit later since you loved it so much

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    i dropped it after 8 eps cause i was busy at that time, but what i saw was fun/funny/interesting. i think the ones that didn’t like it had issues with the 2nd half.

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    If you want something light and absolutely delightful check out Pegasus Market. It’s airing right now and it is TOTALLY worth every hour. I can’t recommend it enough. And there are other beanies here who are also enjoying it.

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      Yeah I’ve seen posts about it but it’s just not my kind of humour

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    I liked W but it definitely isn’t my favorite drama out there. It was entertaining and there was good chemistry between the leads, but it did get a bit crazy near the end.

    For light-hearted dramas I suggest Put Your Head on My Shoulder. It’s a cute cdrama with very little angst or drama. Just about a cute couple falling in love. I also suggest Secret Life of my Secretary. It’s tons of fun with lots of entertaining characters. Also had great chemistry between the leads.

    I also agree with Weightlifting Fairy.

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      I loved put your head on my shoulder. I haven’t watched Secret Life of my secretary though I’ll check it out.

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    I don’t think you can really call W bad – the first half was an excellent drama, the second half was fine but lost its way as the writer didn’t really know what they were doing. It’s totally worth seeing, because the leads are great and it’s an interesting concept for a show nor does it do anything egregiously bad in the latter half. It’s just that the latter half seems to be making it up as it goes along rather than have the tight plotting and world building of the first half. It doesn’t commit character assassination or pull the focus to something stupid or suddenly introduce random new plot twists (as far as I recall).

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    I agree with everything that’s been said about W… and yet somehow it is still one of my Top 3 KDramas.

    As for happy/bright dramas:

    Fight for my Way – this was a fun funny ride, with a friends to lovers plot.

    Love in the Moonlight – my memory is a bit fuzzy with this one, Park Bo Gum is just toooooooo pretty in here.

    Marriage, Not Dating – this one is a quirky contract dating romance. It’s utterly enjoyable.

    Queen In Hyuns Man – this is from the same writer as W (if memory serves rme right) but it doesn’t suffer from the same problems. But instead of merging comic-RL it merges the past-RL. It is truly a masterpiece.

    Something about 1% (2016) – The episodes are only 40min long, which means the episodes are very tightly written and almost entirely focused on the main couple, who are very delightfully at odds in the beginnigs.

    Also, I second or third WFKBJ. You will not regret watching this if you make it past the initial few episodes.

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      I looved Fight for my way. Queen In Hyun’s Man & Marriage, not dating are 2 of my favorite dramas of all time! Now I’m rewatching bits of QIH’M On YouTube 🥰

      I’ll watch Something about 1% when I’m done with W 😊
      I don’t really like sageuks unless they’re fusion but I’m trying to get into it. I’ll start with Love in the Moonlight then, now I miss Park Bogum

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    W was one of the shows that I couldn’t resist and live watched. The first part of the show was awesome like really awesome. I remember rewatching the episodes each week before watching the new episodes that came out. But then episode 8(?) came and it turned into everything scary and creepy and yet despite that W is still one of my all time favs!
    I was able to love it even with the genre change.

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    I personally got really confused in the middle of it. It suddenly became really complicated and dramatic and I wasn’t a fan of it. It was okay up to that point. Don’t feel bad about missing out on it until now. Just give the first episode a try and see if you like it.

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      Oh thank you I’ll just give it a go then 🙂

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    I LOVE W. My only gripe with it is that the last ep is completely lack-luster. I rewatch it a lot, and usually ff through the last ep.

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I’ve finished watching EY 13 & I fastforwarded most of it. Juda & Dohwa are the only characters I can stand.
Haru is just bland to me, I don’t know wether it’s because of the writer or the actor himself or both.
I don’t buy Kyung’s love for Danoh, caring yes definitely but suddenly I feel like his actions are more about his love for her and no longer about him wanting to keep his place & not loose all his power & characteristics to Haru. It’s rushed, weird & unnatural.
I liked spunky, energetic & confident DanOh better, now it’s just about dating, aegyo, crying. I get that it’s not easy for her but still

The drama has definitely lost its touch, originality & I don’t think its gonna get any better

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    I’ve been thinking for a while about Haru. He actually doesn’t have a purpose to live outside of Kyung and Dan Oh. He’s either Kyung’s servant or Dan Oh’s lover.

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    I feel the same. I’ve been fast forwarding for several episodes now. I liked the meta in the beginning but the Haru/Danoh//Kyung storyline quickly became just as cringey and cheesy, if not more so, than the dramas they were making fun of.

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I need advice: should I watch AWL or WATCHER first?
For those who watched AWL is it a tearjerker?

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    Depends on your mood. They are both good dramas and worth watching, imho. Awl is office/work place drama, but not the boring kind. Subject matter could be depressing. Watchers is a mystery thriller. Both don’t have romance or lovelines.

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      Thank you! I’ll start WATCHER First then since I’m not ready to take in the harshness of AWL right now

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    Not sure about Watcher but Awl was amazing. It wasn’t tearjerker but to be honest, it was hard to watch. I couldn’t go past first three episodes because it was all too realistic.

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    I didn’t see Watcher, but I saw AWL and liked it very much!

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    @nerdy @stpauligurl Thank you I’ll need to prepare myself mentally more to watch AWL then. It truly sounds amazing

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I’ve just started The Fiery Priest. I wasn’t going to pick it up but I recently discovered Kim Nam Gil & I needed more of him in my life. I’m almost done with ep 2 & so far it’s just okay…

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I just finished Be Melo. I started it a week ago planning to watch only one episode a week & now I’m done & sad 😔 I wish there was more. I need more Eunjung & YA director :/

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I started Extraordinary you after seeing the DanOh gifs on the wall. It’s actually really good! I love the heroine i mean extra 💓 especially when she thought she was the main character

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How creepy is Hell is other people? It is almost 9pm here.
Is it scarier than Save Me 1 & Voice?
I want to start it now but I get scared & can’t watch horror movies 😱

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    Do not watch it when it’s dark and you’re alone. And definitely don’t watch it while eating.

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    It’s a different kind of creepy. Less gory than Voice but more creepy characters than Save Me.

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      Thanks! I can’t wait to start it but I’ll wait till daylight then

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WWW made me wonder what searching engine do you use. Do you also use Google or is it like in Korea with bigger sites like Naver & Daum? Also do real time searches show? Here it doesn’t & all use Googl

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    I actually got interested in different search engines too. I’m in the US so it’s pretty much Google. I tried to get more information On naver but it’s kinda hard in English.

    I really don’t like the concept of real time searches and I couldn’t imagine the nonsense people would get down with out here to get on top of one. But I did check if Google has anything like that & they do, but it’s really hidden and takes some effort to see.

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      I didn’t even think that someone would want to be on the search list. OMG now I’m thinking about that and that’s not something I wanna see

      It’s also the same in France and in turkey ; Google is everywhere. I find the idea of real time searches so scary! Even with Twitter & YouTube it can be scary to be trending but on Google… i can’t even imagine what mess that’d be.

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        Well I think when it comes to Naver, celebrities with new songs and dramas would want to be on that list. In fact if I am remembering correctly there is a list which tells how popular stars have been online. It is the equivalent of trending on Twitter I guess. So celebrities would like that popularity.

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          So much competivity I definitely couldn’t be a celeb.

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    I actually use DuckDuckGo. I got a little too freaked out when I would search something and a day later get a bunch of spam mail for what I was searching for. DuckDuckGo used to suck, but now it’s almost as good as Google. If I can’t find something, I’ll google it, but that only happens about once a month now.

    No real-time searches, but the search suggestions on Google are entertaining when you start typing something.

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      I don’t know this one. I just googled it ^^. That is scary, I got really freaked out recently when I googled something and related content appeared on my YT recommended videos… I’ll try it to see

      Yeah I was gonna say people sea&rich some weird stuff but I’m sure someone is thinking that of my searches. 🙂

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        I wouldn’t get freaked out about Google searches relating to YT videos. Google owns them. What freaks me out is when you are talking about something in a room to your friends and you see advertisements for it on Facebook or in your Insta feed.

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          That happened to me a couple times and it’s super weird. I was speaking to my friend in person about getting a record player. Then later that day I got an ad for it on Instagram. Really had me paranoid for a bit.

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          I searched on my phone & it turned on my computer. & I’m not connected to google on my phone. So that was really weird. I never give my phone number to mail adresses & so on. So I guess it doesn’t matter if I tell them or not they’re gonna find it anyway :/

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            Most of the time it’s your account, not necessarily your number. My Instagram uses my secondary email while my Facebook uses my primary email. Somehow since Facebook bought Ig they have linked.

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    I use google mostly. Currently I’m also on Naver for drama info. It is interesting. Because on a drama Naver profile page, viewers can leave comments and chat there. It is in real time. As for the real time searches, I recall seeing lists for most commented and most viewed. And it seems that the list is updated at a certain interval. Naver is in korean, so its kinda hard to navigate. Google translate is helpful but it can only help to some extent.

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      Woah that is so nice! Is it more like a dramabeans situation or the random YT video comments kind? That’s so interesting. I love statistics so that makes me really happy ^^ I can’t speak korean :/ but that makes me want to get better at it even quicker

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        It’s like a chatroom. A live chatroom. They also have comment sections for articles and videos. I think the one that we usually see translated are article comments. Because article comments can be rated (up vote/down vote).

        Another interesting thing to me is the number of articles that pop out for one drama. There are so many articles. Usually the content is similar but posted accross various sites/platforms. There will be one main article and that article will be the one with most comments and responses. The others are duplicates. Why I find this interesting is…it looks to me that they take their dramas seriously. In my country it is not usual for an in depth drama analysis or drama theory article. But in Korea, they release new drama stills and an article will follow.

        This is all from observation. I’m not sure how it really works or if my interpretatiom of what I observe is correct 😆

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          My country’s dramas are so bad nobody watches them let alone articles about it…

          That sounds like so much fun even if I don’t participate just reading it must be really exciting

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            It actually is interesting to read. And Kviewers comments and chats are also interesting to read. Now I can see how viewer comments might influence a drama outcome. Viewers can directly give input and opinions, its kinda hard to not be swayed by public opinion.

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            @katakwasabi I used to be annoyed at drama producers & writers that were too easily influenced but now looking at some preproduced dramas I wish they could change stuff.
            Now it makes sense how they find opinions about it, I thought it was only by SNS

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    I use Ecosia! It plants trees after every 45 searches. It’s not as good as Google but it’s good enough. If I ever need to search something more advanced, ie. for essays and uni work, I just switch to Google. ^^

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      Yeah I’ve heard about it! That must be a lot of trees. I’ll try to use that one

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    I use Yahoo/Google and I use Daum to check out drama ratings/info. Sometimes I’ll use Naver to compare. I skim over the real time rankings, but I can barely read Korean so most things go over my head. I wish I could have seen the live rankings with YG in it though. XD;

    I just noticed Yahoo has a “Trending Now” on their main page, but I never followed it. It looked more like an ad. I’m probably just used to Korean search engines having the rankings.

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      Hahaha I wish I’d seen them too. They’ll probably be trending again soon, keep an eye on it :))

      I haven’t used Yahoo for over 10 years I think.

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        Haha I actually try to use Yahoo more than Google. I like to browse the news and especially read user comments on random articles. LOL But I’m using Google more lately since it is everywhere and already loaded on my phone/maps, etc.

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          I use an app for a local newspaper to keep up with the news & same since google is already prechosen I just use it automatically without thinking to be honest

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      YG, YGent, & Lee Seung Hoon are trending on Naver 😆

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    I am actually surprised reading the comments that people do use search engines besides Google. I thought that only China and S korea might have their own search engines. Google is global and I don’t know if it is considered a monopoly because people use it by choice but it has pretty much kicked all its competitors out of the race. I remember the time msn and yahoo used to be big and now people use them to go to google. But the whole convergence thing is actually creepy. I already don’t like facebook, insta, whatsapp trio and I along with a few friends have noticed that conversations on whatsapp do lead to ads on facebook. At this stage it is hard for me to believe that these IT companies don’t know much about us.

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      Same I thought I might get a few Yahoo & Bing (does this still actually exist?) answers & maybe obscure ones in a specific country but yeah
      I almost never use WhatsApp, only for class group projects. So that hasn’t happened to me yet but I wouldn’t be surprised. And the other 2 creep me out.
      They probably know more about me that I’d like; it is really scary they could do anything with all that info and it’s not like there is any competitor to block them

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        Having family all over the world and friends across the country has made whatsapp my main choice for messaging. But most people prefer it because it is very and goes beyong messaging i. e. Video and voice call with no cost. But i wonder what cost do people actually pay for sth that’s apparently free.

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          “All across the country” do you have to pay differently when contacting someone that’s in another state/ part of the country?

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            Well if there are different networks then yes. You pay differently if you call or text someone who is not using the same network as yours, perhaps a higher charge.

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            @wapzy I had no idea it worked like that in some countries

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          All our personal info is probably paying for its functioning :/

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          When I think of all the money I had to spend to call abroad & I couldn’t even do it from home :// here almost all “home phones” can call abroad “home phones” for free that’s why I usually use that

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            Yeah but hardly anyone uses the home phone now here. Even if one does, the one you want to talk to might not. Even my grandma uses a cell phone since years.

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            @wapzy Yeah I think they keep it for that sole purpose because it costs more to use the Internet

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    I think if you use Google Chrome your default search engine is Google. So it might also come down to the kind of browser you use

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      Even if it’s not google chrome a lot of browsers use google automatically

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      That’s something I thought about when I was trying different engines. I use Chrome browser and the address bar automatically works as a Google search engine. Which made me realize how odd it is for me now to have to search on an actual site. I can’t remember the last time I went to the actual Google site besides to look at one of their logo doodles.

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        Yeah that’s true. I mainly go on the actual site when I open a new tab on my computer only.
        I love the doodles! I thought it was only there to be pretty but now that you say it it must be to bring people in

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    I mostly use Google. Sometimes Bing, if it is the search engine set by default on the browser (but then, we can change it to whichever we want).
    I understand it is not the same, but aren’t the search results and trending topics (in search sites, as well as on social media like FB, Twitter, etc) work around similar ideas as the real time search ranking? I mean, even on Google/Twitter/etc, one can see the popular topics being discussed, or the most recent (most watched?) articles about a scandal, etc.

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      I don’t use FB so I wouldn’t know. But I guess it is kind of like twitter trending. But with twitter it is completely different demographic not that many people use it compared to google& so on. It’s not on the main page. I mean well you can very easily see it but it’s different when you just see that info wether you’d like yo know or not

      It’s not like the search results. It’s completely different seeing that there are a lot of articles about a scandal doesn’t tell you how many people are searching about that, how it compares to other people’s searches. With the ranking it tells you that basically the majority of people on the internet are focusing on this right now.
      Can you see popular/trending topics on searching sites because I don’t. I’ve never seen that (except for the Korean system).

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      Knowing something is kind of hot right now and knowing THIS is the hottest thing is different in my opinion. I’m not sure but I imagine the info is more filtered when it’s not live but just hot in general

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    I remember once on Running Man, Yoo Jae Suk said he was amazed that the U.S doesn’t have things like real-time searches. I was amazed they had it. lol.

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      Haha same
      Without dramas & Kpop I wouldn’t even know this existed

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Started watching Voice 3, the 2nd ep but scared myself within 10 sec so I decided to wait until tomorrow morning & bright light (11PM here)

When do you guys watch scary dramas? (like voice / save me)

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    I have similar experience with you! Sometimes scary dramas in the evening is a bit too much but sometimes you might be doing a binge and before you know it, it’s too late. During these moments, i’d try to watch some things to brighten up the atmosphere before going to sleep, just to ward off nightmares hahaha

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    I usually watch scary shows earlier, but I couldn’t help it with Voice. LOL I can watch crime shows at night, but with The Guest, I had to watch it during daylight hours. I think the supernatural element creeps me out more.

    But I gotta admit Voice 3’s premiere weekend had a lot of violent and scary moments.

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    I usually watch them on the weekend in the early morning or if I do have to watch them late at night.
    I try and have something lighthearted to watch afterwards.

    I’m trying to hold out from watching voice 3 until more episodes are out.
    I think voice must be the scariest show I’ve seen to date, I couldn’t watch save me.

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Anyone has a movie recommendation for me? I’ve been recently watching Cdramas. I’d like to watch a few Cmovies too but have no idea where to start.

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    – Any movies directed by Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou
    – “Us and Them”
    – “Red Cliff” 1&2
    – “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
    – “L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties”
    – all the Ip Man movies, starring Donnie Yen
    – “I Am Not Madame Bovary”
    – all the “Infernal Affairs” movies
    – “The Grandmaster”
    – “Mulan”
    – “The Wandering Earth”
    – the “Tiny Times” film series (there’s 4 movies total)

    … That’s all I can think of right now ☺️☺️

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    If you can find them:
    “Shower” – this one is hard to find. I have it on a VCR tape but can’t find it anywhere else. It is one of my all time favorite Chinese films
    “The Road Home”
    “Not One Less”
    “Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker”
    “King of Masks”

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      I just found Shower on Amazon Prime! Honestly it is a wonderful warm film – and I can’t recommend it highly enough…

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        I don’t have Amazon prime but I’ll definitely watch it! 😃😃

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          I hope you can find it. this is one of those offbeat Chinese films that is full of family and characters and lots of love, forgiveness and coming home. It truly is one of my all time favorite films. It might be on YouTube somewhere….

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      Thank you!!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩

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    “Hero” is gorgeous. What they do with colors in that movie is genius.
    “House of Flying Daggers” is also lovely. And with a young Takeshi Kaneshiro, I was enthralled.

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      Thank you! 😃

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      @ally-le Does Hero use a color scheme for each location? I saw a chinese movie years ago where there was something about a king and assassins. And in it there were halls or something and each one was a different color. I loved it but could never find it again.
      Ah it looks like the movie I’ve been looking for! Thank you

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Just started Put your head on my shoulder… I’ve already watched 2 episodes. Only 6 left :/ blaming all the beanies here. I knew I should have waited till it was all out but it was too tempting.

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