Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

Guys I finally picked up Suspicious Partner at episode 13 again after … idk OVER A YEAR. I decided to watch it whilst drawing my current commission, cos then I don’t have to pay full attention to it, and hopefully I will finish it that way. I want to wipe some dramas off my half finished list… it’s getting far too long tsk.

This might be painful. I have to say it’s already receiving a lot of sarcastic commentary and I feel everyone is wasted here. How is this the same writer-nim as IRY? D:
Wish me luck. Unless you liked it. In which case tell me all the things I have to look forward to haha.

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    I liked it, mostly. Of course, JCW can do no wrong in my book (my disclaimer). I thought that Choi Tae Joon was great in this. The noble idiocy drove me crazy in this.

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      I love Wookie and Healer is my favourite drama, but his last two projects just haven’t clicked with me at all. And yes I remember like CTJ’s char a lot last year, but I’m currently more interested in the villain than anyone else… woops.
      I have heard the noble idiocy is bad… I’m not looking forward to it, even whilst drawing.

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    I hanged in there for the team but the end part was unsatisfying. Like it became too scattered because it tried to be too democratic. the drama would have benefitted from changing the viewpoint. we got some of it through the villain

    Choi Tae Joon was adorable but uh can´t give you spoilers.

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      *nods* I am only slightly over half way through but even now I can tell the truth in your statement.
      Not to worry I will most likely have more updates, rambles and rants for you all as I get through it haha. So you’ll have time for that “BUT” later

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UIh… why is SOPE the DB Banner?
And also- you absolutely shouldn’t fight your acne like Suga since Hobi had to make him put a face mask on…

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Oh man @bcampbell1662
You made me wanna go down a rabbit hole and share a whole bunch of old school 1st gen kpop — so … I am.

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    I wasnt expecting her not to wake up!
    In that podcast they mentioned this song too, but they didnt mention Jang Hyuk. That is leaving out important information.
    He looks like Anne of Green Gables pretending to be the Lady of Shalott in that last scene.
    I like this. The sound and look is more polished than the Seo Taiji & Boys one.
    I just watched Why Not Dancer last week and one of the members made an appearance in LA. Eunhyuk and Gikwang kept talking about his swag.

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      Yeah it’s kind of sad haha.
      I’m not even sure I watched this whole MV lmao- I’ve liked g.o.d. for a while now and this is one of my favourites of theirs.
      Yeah I think they were a bit later than ST+TB. Should’ve shared One Candle of theirs- everyone knows that.
      HAHAHAHA Old time swag that even 2nd gen idols are influences by lmao~!

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@Hades
I did some googling, since you said it was a serious question.
Wikipedia is very helpful.
This is a list of all Boy Groups, of which there are 190. It doesn’t have ATEEZ or the like on it, but they haven’t debuted officially yet, and it does have groups that probably aren’t a thing anymore and sibandments, and also “subunits” like all of the NCT groups and Bastarz. So I don’t know how you want to categorise your boy groups, but this is how Wiki is doing it anyway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:South_Korean_boy_bands

I also found this page, which as ALL IDOL groups, male and female, and organised by decade and then by year:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_South_Korean_idol_groups

My friend and I also somewhat recently went through most groups and put them into our definition of the Kpop Generations… if that interests you I will ask her if I can share the file.

So I guess the answer to your question is, no there are not 365 boy groups, but there is still an awful lot.

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    *or disbanded

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    The first list, fascinatingly enough now that I’m looking at it, does not have FTISLAND on it. Whilst in my personal opinion they are definitely K-Rock, they did start out more kpop, and some people would still class them as that.

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    So Hades can get through all of them easily in less than a year. Hwaiting Hades! (sadly not able to tag today)

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      Hahahahaha!!! I feel like only spending one or two days one each of these groups is a great disservice to them though hehehehe

      (Also, the first list is missing Seo Taiji and the Boys, who literally birthed KPOP- which is just tragic really- it might have missed more, I should cross check haha)

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        I’ve realized that even spending a month or two might not be enough because there are sooo many live videos and discussions to get through. My GOT7 journey made me realize that. It’s kinda ridiculous.

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      yeah…that’s not going to happen. lol.

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    I’m sure this list is probably missing some, but even so, most of these names I haven’t even heard in passing. There are so many super talented kids working their butts off, and after watching The Unit and Age of Youth 2, I’m so sad for the ones that can’t break through for whatever reason. Sigh.

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      Yeahp, most assuredly is missing some (although probably not enough to make 365 lol). And also many, many of these groups have in fact already disbanded, split up or otherwise, simply because for whatever reason, they didn’t “make” it. E.g. SPEED, probably would have been one of my favourite all time groups, had they not disbanded two years after forming. They still have some of my favourite songs and dance practices though.

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    I listen to a podcast called Ask Me about Kpop and they have a few eps on the different generations of kpop. The little conversation on Seo Taiji (I think that’s who) had me laughing. They had an ep on rock too with FT Island mentioned.
    I want to say their was a comparison to Meatloaf but might be remembering wrong. I haven’t listened to them really, though I loved Lee Hong Gi in You’re Beautiful.
    On ep was on Girl Groups that debuted this year and there is 20 of them so far. I can’t imagine trying to get to the top of the pack.

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      Cool! I don’t know much about ST and the Boys, although I really should lmao, but they pretty much made what the Kpop we think of today is.
      FTISLAND are in my top 6 kpop/korean groups. I love them. They’re definitely more hard rock, but they have a discography of over 500 songs over 11 years, so they branch into many sub genres of rock haha.
      Kpop generations are… widely debated to be honest. Particularly where 2nd Gen ends, and where Fourth Gen starts. My friend and I have been hypothesizing for some time now, that there is in fact a Fifth Generation that has begun, mostly due to the rise of survival shows in 2016, and the sheer number of groups debuting causing an over saturation in the market (like you just said… 20 gg and this year hasn’t even finished? *smh*).
      But that’s just our personal hypothesis haha.

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        and the sheer number of groups debuting causing an over saturation in the market

        Before I posted that question, I was browsing through YouTube vids and came upon groups I’ve never heard before. Then I thought about the people who don’t know much about K-pop other than the super popular groups. Because many groups share the same formula in their style and sound, I think it’s easy for people to just clump everyone together and dismiss what makes them special.

        For me BTS has some songs with really meaningful lyrics–although I’m not that big of a fan of theirs. NCT has a much more Western sound to them and their choreo is in my top 3. ASTRO is a rare combination of choreo and vocal skills that can slay live.

        The you have the actual personalities which I think makes the difference between a stan and a no stan. etc etc etc.

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          Essay incoming. I should’ve edited this but I need to go to bed. Oh well.

          The styles ad sounds- it’s really interesting to look into the generation shifts in that sense. There are certain styles of music and dancing that are popular right now for example, and 7 years ago there was a completely different trend in music and dance in kpop.
          And then you look at something like Seo Taiji and the boys that Beverly shared and you can see how the same original formula is still around. thirty years later.

          For me, why I follow whom I follow is a variety of things and depends on the group. Dancing, lyrics, music, composition, variety ability, personality and relatability all come in to play, and that’s different for everyone.
          I got into Kpop through BTS, primarily because they were funny and I need to laugh, and I enjoyed their dancing, and then I grew to like their music, but most of all Suga’s rapping and lyrics.
          Then I found other groups.
          Block B I love primarily for their muisc, but also because they’re extremely unconventional and chaotic in a world that says they’re not allowed to be. They also have some of my favourite lyrics and I like that they don’t stick to one style. Zico is definitely in my top two kpop composers.
          FTISLAND- Because they’re more rock and I love rock and metal music. And also because they’re super hilarious.
          SVT- They’re my happy pill. And they have my favourite dances out of any kpop group at this time.
          Big Bang- sort of just came naturally after getting into GDragon, because of his lyrics and composition.
          SHINee and Winner came later and they were almost entirely because I liked them as people first, although I knew they had good music.
          I have a lot of groups I know of and listen to but that’s probably top six.
          Almost all my “biases” have things drastically in common with myself, whether it is personality or lyfe experiences, so I find them relatable. They’re also usually rappers and good lyricists, ironically.

          Nowadays I tend to only look into people if their music resonates with me and that’s quite a subjective thing, and I do find a lot of kpop to sound the same so I tend to gravitate towards sounds that aren’t as common. Actually I am going to share a playlist on here at some point this week of the variety of artists and music I listen to within K-Ent so I won’t go too much into what kind of music I like or look for haha.

          Different groups work for different people. I can’t say I will ever understand the attraction to all groups because I myself just don’t get it, but then someone might say the same about the groups I like.
          I 100% agree that people tend to dump it all together without looking or trying to know groups though. There’s definitely a stigma towards kpop that it’s all samey samey- and yet one could (and does) say the same about Western pop, and there are gold nuggets for everyone in both spheres. Although I have to say I listen to next to no Western Pop and never have… oops.

          I’m gonna stop now…

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            Word.

            Plz tag me when you share the playlist. I might miss it otherwise.

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            Shinee I am still discovering. Found them first through variety and Taemin’s dancing. You fall down rabbit holes of lists with best dancer and Taemin comes up. Or best leader or smile…Onew, lol. Then seeing mention of their appearances like 2x dance. Plus, the podcast I mentioned are definitely Shinee fans.

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            @bcampbell1662 the K-Pop vortex is real. One click leads to another.

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            @hades– absolutely. I think I was gonna tag you in it anyway haha

            @bcampbell1662 How did I get into SHINee… oh I have a SHAWOL friend and have always liked Key, and then I was probably down one of said rabbit holes and ended up watching “SHINee funny” clips or something, and then them on Knowing Brothers… and then one thing leads to another like you say and the next thing you know you’re a fan lol.

            All Hail the K-Pop Vortex. hahahahaha

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    Awe, thanks Sic!

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#FoxBrideStar
Please tell me he has a cyborg arm, please tell me he has a cyborg arm, pleeeeease tell me he has a cyborg arm, pleeeease- THAT WOULD BE SO COOL.

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    yay it’s great reading your responses to Fox! 😁😁 I’m guessing you like it..?

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    He has a cyborg arm. 😁

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      yep and there might even be a cyborg leg…

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        Eeee you’re watching this?? How are you liking it?

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          I’m like a magnet with this one, since ep1 I’m curious about it (read as it’s the first drama I watch when subs are out among the ones I’m watching) and I want to see more of SooYeon’s story (also Lee Je Hoon and Nam Da Reum for the child part, how to resist haha). The water dispenser smile was <3 .

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Currently Watching:
Hundred Million Stars – Gosh this show is making me overthink and it\’s only two weeks in >.< I\'m liking it but I don\'t trust it one bit!! It has impeccable dialogue though. I wish I could write dialogue that well. *cries*
100 Days My Prince – I thought about making a diagram of all the connections in this drama ehehehe.
E.g. Prince is married to X who slept with maybe Y who tried to kill the prince and is also Z\’s brother who Prince loved from childhood and is also now married to Prince and X is sending letters through Q to R, the other prince and… Bloody Sagueks.
I\’m still actually enjoying it though. It\’s just a nice middle of the road saguek for me at this point. Now just don\’t screw up your ending!!
Fox Bride Star/When Stars Fall– Has anyone noticed the similarities in all these airing drama titles? Lmao. Just started this yesterday so not much to say at this point other than that the VFX team sure had a lot of fun with that car crash scene… I\’m liking LJH\’s character a lot so far though.
Witch\’s Romance– Hopefully I don\’t drop this for literally no reason and can just find time to watch it amongst everything else D:

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    Maybe tis the season of Hundred and stars.

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      I like stars. I like hundreds of stars. Maybe this is a good thing kekeke

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    Add to currently watching (or you might have finished ) Leon Ji Yong documentary left at 28:08…

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      I have not finished no! I don’t have YT Red remember hahaha. I haven’t forgotten that either- I think I’ll be spending time with Rents this avo but when are you next free? We should continue hehe (Leon Ji Yong? HAHAHAH)

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        Next Saturday? Your Sunday? I have a guest this weekend, as well. I really wanted to finish it! Was feeling very emo listening to his earlier this week.

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          Oh wait I think I’m doing the podcast next sunday… but my evening would work! Like last time?!? Yes, let’s pencil that in!
          He regularly makes me feel emo *crying face*

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            Well, feeling emo and all MADE me soooo tempted to watch without you. Then life happened. Next Sunday (same time ) works!

            BTW what podcast?

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          *GASPS* Then I’d make you rewatch ahahaha
          Okay let’s try for then then.

          Uh… *forgets the minions names* @festerfaster and co’s podcast, they are- is this a spoiler?- doing a Kpop episode and I was asked to guest… O.O

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Does anybody know if Park Bo Young and Kim Young Kwang\’s movie \”On Our Wedding Day\” is subbed online anywhere yet???

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THAT\’S our 100 Day Prince preview for next week??? Really?! … -.- fine then.

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I am 7000% in love with this clip and I can’t stop watching it. My BlockWin heart is so happy right now asjfaldjhlajhlkjahdjhalkjhal
*will I finally start NJTTW for POXMino?* *you bet I will*

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Currently Watching:

100 Days My Prince
What\’d I say to Muchie? It\’s like Shopping King Louis, but a Sageuk. And people die. Ok so it only has SOME small plot similarities to SKL, but anyway. I still go \”OH COME ON\” when it ends on a cliff hanger and come back for more each week so it can\’t be all bad.

Witch\’s Romance
Started at the suggestion of my dear @kaybee. This might be the first Noona drama I like… or might like. We\’re only on episode 3 so it\’s a little too soon to tell but it\’s fun so far.

Hundred Million Stars From the Sky/The Smile has Left Your Eyes
Literally no comment yet. We\’re on episode two. I will say everything later if I feel like it. Ziggy is <3 but what\'s new about that.

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Hundred Million Stars From the Sky is gonna become that new drama I have to avoid the Beanie Wall for in fear of Spoilers, isn’t it… O_O

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    Fingers crossed the kid and the husband goes to sleep super early tonight so that I can enjoy it with the cats!!!

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    Hi, Sic! I got spoiled with the original story. It was stupid to google reviews of the Japanese series. 😞 So if you don’t want spoilers, just stay away from DB and Google. LOL

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      That is uh… what I’ve been doing haha. Although Not so much DB but I will have to stay off the Beanie wall a bit in the future for sure!!!

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Meep Meep. Hello.

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    Sicooooooooo
    I missed you!
    😂

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      Pfftt I talk to you everyday.

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        #Everyday day every every day

        But I meant being on DB with you.

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          ahaha yeah well you’re not gonna get much of me still alas! D:

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            😭

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            Is it because we’ve been neglecting Melona bars? They haven’t appeared in anything I’m watching. I do have a Zico concern though. Is he really going to go out on his own and leave Block B?

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            @ndlessjoie ASDFHJHKLL NO HE’S NOT LEAVING BLOCK B TWITTER IS STUPID DON’T LISTEN TO IT ahem sorry. Am a little bit pissed at that rumour going around.

            Their CONTRACTS expire in NOVEMBER; he is currently in discussion with Seven Seasons. That is ALL we know. Do I think he will leave Block B? Not likely, given how much he’s been talking about them on his tour and how much he loves them. Is Seven Seasons a useless company and would I prefer if they all left and Zico started his own company? Yes, but they already left one company and stayed together so idk if that will happen again lol.

            (also yeah it’s totally the lack of Melona bars. I’m very disappointed in dramaland at the moment, they are not accepting our exports tsk tsk)

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            Thanks for talking me off the ledge. I love Zico on his own, but I also want him in Block B. I didn’t read it on Twitter, but I didn’t read it on a very legit site either.

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            @ndlessjoie ahh yeah, no the only official thing we know is that he’s in discussion with SS that’s literally all lol. Everyone just jumped on the chance to make allegations about him again. Cos they love gossiping about him pfft. And here I was thinking Block B was no longer the punching bag of the industry. *eye roll*

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      Why don’t you talk to me Eveyd4y, Muchie?

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    👋👋

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    *waving*

    Hello, Sic!! Good to see you!

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO @irishrah WHO FINISHED HER THESIS AHHHH! Wait so can I call you Doctor Runi now??? Ehehehehe

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Guys. They did a second one… 😂😂😂

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    The bloopers tho 😂

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    “She obviously has yellow fever, but she needs to decide if she’s a weeboo or a koreaboo”

    Honestly? If two attractive guys came on to me dressed as Naruto and BTS respectively… *turns red* ahem, I would… *adjusts collar to breathe better* let’s say I would not be able to pick just one… *runs away and hides*

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I haven\’t been on here properly in about two weeks because I\’ve had bad RSI or something in my wrists so as little as possible typing for mE!
I am still not watching any airing shows O.o but I did start I Remember You (more on that later if I feel like), and am kinda watching Hanadan with the rabbit crew (because I have no lyfe).
May start 100 days and Ziggy\’s new drama that I can\’t remember the name of shame on me. But we\’ll see.
How is everyone?

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Lmao Cube, are yous serious right now??? *slow claps for stupidity*

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The number of times I have dreamed about the cursed Coconut Melona bars is now 4.
Also in last nights dream there was a PEACH Melona too… now I\’m inventing flavours. Welp.

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    What happened to 🍍flavored Melona bars?

    P.S. I still have seen coconut Melona bars in my fridge. 🙄

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      Gee idk, I don’t know what my subconscious was doing!! There might have been pineapple too… I think there were other flavours? haha

      p.s. everyone just rubs it in… *smh*

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    I haven’t found a coconut flavored Melona here since your enthronement

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      My significant other refuses to eat the ones in the fridge because it’s not real coconut. Sigh

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        he doesn’t know the gem he’s missing…I feel kinda jealous

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          He says he grew up on an island with fresh coconut. The artificial stuff is blah. LOL

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You’re probably asleep now love but shout out to @chingu because I missed talking to you and bring out the rambly fangirl side of me very well 😂😂😂
Also DiDi. Ofc.

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    You’re probably asleep right now, love, but I just wanted you to know… I feel the same way. 😊❤️ But you already knew that, so… 🙃

    Although, DiDi is VERY easy to fangirl over, so it just comes out naturally for me. 😁 Fangirl/spazz away~!

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So I haven’t seen the show in question but I hear things you know.

Tiramisu is my favourite dessert. Tiramisu has been a stable birthday dish for me for the past idk… four ish years probably. In February my mum made the bestest Triamisu Cake Crenintion for my brother’s 21st.
Today was my birfday.
So.
I also had Tiramisu Cake.
Of course.

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