Beanie level: Fan club president

Hotel De La Luna Episode 11 Sh☠️tpost

Uhhhm lemme see… there was a bad kpop joke, the one funny line was adlibbed, Sanchez’s story didn’t move me cos it had no set up and idk why it was there other than to be gratuitously sad and my cat was being way more entertaining, and Man Weol has still forgotten how to teleport. What else? Oh yeah…

Other People: what if they actually kill a main character
Sic: they already did her name was Sam Jang oh wait wrong drama again sorry

Other people: what if CHAN SEONG DIES
Sic: please die that would make me happy. No wait then I’d have predicted this from episode 5 and we can’t have you being predictable show, don’t kill him how dare you be predictable gosh

Other People: will he.. die?
Show: *has had no stakes for death from the beginning since 90% of its characters are already dead, has a literal hotel for the dead, has a good and bad afterlife, has had reincarnation and sacrificial themes from day one, has an OTP of 2000 year old undead woman and a young very much alive love interest who aren’t compatible in their current forms…*
Sic: I mean of course not what are you talking about they wouldn’t dare

*Please prove me wrong show I’m begging you*

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Definitely need more evil, genius, millionaire dogs in dramaland.

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μ•„λ‹ˆ, 뿌리 κΉŠμ€ λ‚˜λ¬΄, μ™œ~!!!!!
You know when an average show has plot holes I get frustrated but often let it go because average shows aren\’t smart. When bad shows have them I get annoyed and angry because it\’s like adding insult to injury. But when a good show has them I just get disappointed.
Tree With Deep Roots! Whyy! You were doing so well! And such a small one at that!
Episode 15: Chae Yoon learns hangul for the first time off the 28 letter alphabet written by So Yi on a silk scrap of her dress. They are being pursued by the bad guys and they leave the oh so important scrap of silk behind for the antagonists to find when running away.
It\’s not even a big deal. We all forget things from time to time, it\’s understandable. But Chae Yoon has let literally NOTHING escape his notice or his perception before now and his character wouldn\’t be so foolish, and neither would So Yi\’s, to leave something like idk the entire unreleased hangul alphabet spoilers lying around so. What, is he Tom Holland now? King of spoilers?
The only reason I\’d accept it is if he did it on purpose. Which I doubt it. Thus I am disappointed.
The tiniest of things in your otherwise good plot, show, μ™œ!
(Actually, I do have another quibble in the plot writing but I\’ll save that till I\’m finished cos I cbb rn)
Kay, random rant nobody will read, 끝.

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    LOL i’ve also just passed that ep. πŸ˜€ My eyeballs rolled but, i have insomnia & stress from work, school… so it might have rolled unintentionally. πŸ˜€ onwards!
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    or maybe next week for me.

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A List Of Really Popular KDramas You Would Expect Sic to Have Seen But She Hasn\’t:

1) Goblin
2) My Ajusshi
3) Misaeng
4) Cheese In The Trap
5) Circle
6) Forest of Secrets
7) Chicago Typewriter
8) Chief Kim
9) Oh Hae Young Again

and lots more lol

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    Lol. I only remember finishing Goblin out of this list. The others I might have started, or haven’t or I forgot I watched it or I even forgot it existed 🀣.

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    I highly recommend Chicago Typewriter and My Ahjussi! (haven’t seen the others excluding Goblin to which I feel meh about)

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    Thanks, somehow you make me feel less guilty for not finishing or watching some of these dramas. I’m not interested to watch Misaeng, CITT, Chief Kim and OHY Again, didn’t finish Ahjussi (and probably never will).

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    3, 6, and 8 are worth it imo

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    Misaeng! Forest of Secrets! Those are in my Top 3 along with Signal. Chicago Typewriter is a very good series, imo. I had so much fun watching Oh Hae Young Again.

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    Only recommend Misaeng and Circle.

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    I need to find a way to persuade you to at least watch My Ajusshi, Forest of Secrets, and Chicago Typewriter.
    P.s. Oh Hae-young is also good in all its dysfunctional relationship glory

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      FOS is pretty high on my list anyway. Chicago Typewriter I’ve been told I need to watch for some reason I’ve just forgotten.
      … My Ahjussi my take a bit more persuading to be honest. Actually don’t try and persuade me at all: that’ll just make me dig my toes in more lol.

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        My Ahjussi my take a bit more persuading to be honest. Actually don’t try and persuade me at all: that’ll just make me dig my toes in more

        Heh. Now I’m only going to hope that someday you’ll stumble onto some clips from that drama or something that will pique your curiosity enough to try it.
        Tag me if you decided to watch any of those 9 dramas from your list. It would be fun to read your commentary or shitpost since those are the dramas I really enjoyed watching (well, except for Goblin).

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    😮 At this list! Girl, I thought you’d seen everything! Imagine all the shitposts that could have been!

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    Can’t believe this myself, but I watched all on your list here. I highly recommend My Ajusshi, Forest of Secrets, Misaeng and Chicago Typewriter.
    Then again, maybe I’m not as critical as others – I just like to be entertained and feel stuff.

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      Ah if only we could feel… *laments*
      JK JK hehe

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        feeeeeellllll stufffffff!!!!! ya knowwhatI’mtalkingabout?

        jk – that was kinda stupid – feel stuff but didn’t know what else to write. sometimes the only way I’m able to cry is to watch something emotional and sad.

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          Maybe my heart is clockwork and I need repaired…

          Hahaha nah it wasn’t stupid! Awww! *Hugs*

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            I knew what you meant @sicarius – was just giving you a hard time.
            Honestly though, after I wrote that, it felt lacking – but I didn’t know what else to say.
            Some shows just move me so powerfully and make me think and feel sad (Mr Sunshine) or commiserate (Misaeng) with their situation.
            Right now I’m feeling like I’m living Misaeng at my job as a contract worker (oh wait we are called ‘contingent workers’).

            How is your arm these days? any relief or news?

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    You’re not so different. I have dropped 5, 6, 7 and never even tried 8 besides a few other very popular choices.
    I’d say 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 all have some very good things and some terrible, don’t expect much and you might like them, though I suspect their problems will make you a bit mad kkk especially Goblin.

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      Oh I should probably just put it out now… I will never be watching Goblin. 😁

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        I have to ask, is it the, hmm, age thing?

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          Uh that contributes. But no, I was just never interested in it from the beginning, I don’t like the writer, I don’t care for the story, I know the ending, and I love Yoo In A but she’s not enough for me to watch a whole drama for if she’s not lead, and the more I read about it, who likes it, who doesn’t, and why, the less interested in it I get.
          Plus I kinda just like saying I missed the Goblin train lol.

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    I can only vouch for two on the list. First – Forest of Secrets is what brought me back into Kdramaland 3 years ago. Definitely recommended! The entire cast is freakin’ amazing.
    Second – Chief Kim! Admittedly, it took me a couple of tries to get into it because Nam Goongmin can be a little bit, uhm, much. But once Junho’s character is introduced and the drama has a ~sparkling~ rivalry between a chocolate-loving villain and a crazed accountant, I was sold.

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    I’ve only seen Chicago Typewriter on that list 😂

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    I don’t feel so bad now… I tend to not like β€œpopular” dramas anyway.
    (I tried 9) but hated it).

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    Hmmm… perhaps I’ll take a contrary position and make it my mission to finish that list.

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    I’m in the same boat. Of the ones on your list, I’ve only seen Goblin and Circle. I thought Goblin was okay by the end. I LOVED Circle- it’s the only sci-fi/ thriller I’ve seen so far.

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I realised I haven’t really shared anything about my Korea trip in April so time to change that by posting some photos and mini stories.
The Beginning:
QUEENSTOWN-> AUCKLAND -> SINGAPORE -> SEOUL -> BUSAN
sunsets from plane windows.
I love flying. Like as much as breathing sometimes. I never ever get tired of it.
First two photos are sunset flying out of Queenstown.
Last three photos are sunset flying from Seoul Gimpo airport to Busan.
Yes I flew to Busan because it was almost exactly the same price as taking the train all the way to Seoul to take the KTX and it ended up being quicker than the train anyway.

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New Zealand beanies where are you again I\’m getting fomo from all these Beanie meet upsss
North Island? South Island? WheRE?

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Hotel De La Luna Episode 10 Rant/Sh☠️post/Same Thing part one of x

You know why I don’t like this show
it’s cos I’m a cold hearted bitch and I hate love stories.
that’s not even true
I like love stories
wtf

but sic it’s so beautiful it was a HUG OF TRUE LOVE not a kiss that made the flowers bloom isn’t it BEAUTIFUL
no because I’m a cynical bastard who is as emotionally damaged and unavailable as Man Weol AND I DON’T CARE
ffdjjjfjefeel why did they have that shtupid kiss in episode 4 then was it just a stupid misdirect and forced romantic tension why did they even shift the stupid frakking hotel if they were just gonna shift it back oh but sic it was symbolic of her feelings and it was still a janky noble idiot plot line where the one in denial leaves FOR NO REASON (FORCED TENSION ) and we shift location for two episodes FOR NO REASON (FORCED TENSION but it was for ChaRACter DevELOPment Sic! no it wasn’t we didn’t even get anywhere in the last two episodes she was still being petty and jealous and pining the whole time and then she admitted she wanted him back but in a FEAT OF CONTRADICTIVE DENIAL she’s still gonna try use him for her revenge plan of 2000 YEARS this show is so freaking stupid who is THAT BITTER for 2000 years okay I would be that bitter for 2000 years probably… and everything is so frakking predictable his mother which like talk about things shoehorned to make me feelIfEELNOTHING the flowers the flowers wilting
Do you guys know in the first Pirates of the Carribean movie when Barbossa is like explaining how food tastes like ASH in their mouths and they can’t feel ANYTHING and how horrifying that is for Elizabeth yeah you know how that was geuniely kind of terrifying because it made you feel what they feel that is NOTHING because they’re LIVING DEAD and how it’s an ENTIRE plot point and how at the end he DIES with the words I FEEL COLD on his lips and how brilliant that is yeah this show has none of that I feel like I should be able to feel the utter anguish and anger and bitterness and nothingness that Man Weol has been in for TWO THOUSAND FREAKING YEARS and yet the only reason I relate to her is because I am … I am… well yeah … and not because the show made me UNDERSTAND HER AT ALL gahhhhhhhhhhh you know what made me feel the MOST in this entire stupid ass show when Sanchez got that FREAKING GUN in a box from the psychopath and Chan Seong was just like lets go get some FOOD- THAT GOT ME not this like transparent AF I’m still the stereotypical emotionally unavailable BIATCH with a grudge the SIZE OF MARS at episode TEN and I’m gonna use you for mA SWEET DANK REVENGE at least chan seong answered that with grace and a hug but Iughjustshwhy force romantic tension on us (which they did_) in the first 4 episodes and then have this development for the next 6 which makes them seem like BFFS and not lovers or almost like chan seong is freakking Jesus here to wipe all of Man Weol’s sins away woopdefreakingdoo and I can’t imagine for a second that the HONG SISTERS ofallpeople would write a story about THAT kind of love and letting go and moving on for their Main Lead EVER even though it would be a nice twist if this wasn’t romantic at all I just don’t think in a million years it’s gonna do that and if it is I’ll be mad at it for being romantic in directing and then doing the opposite cos that’s a trashy way to do that kind of story
I’m irreverant trash trash I tell you I just want my kiss:

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    …I’m a cynical bastard who is as emotionally damaged and unavailable as Man Weol…

    You hit the head with the nail on this one. Never read/heard truer words than this.

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    This rant made my day, I am incredibly grateful for your gloriously spewed cynicism sic 💖💖💖

    Hopefully that doesn’t sound sarcastic because this post actually made me smile for the first time all day.

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    CS, vis a vis MW, is in a worse place than a BFF zone. He is in the loyal, faithful unto death, guard dog zone. He needs to get out of there if he wants a kiss that’s more than just a kiss …

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      This might seem scandalous (not that I’ve been nice to this show like at all already) but I am not sure I like CS. I know I’m supposed to like him and he has all the qualities that would otherwise make me like him (faithful, fights for her good side, etc)… but something is off and I’m not sure what. Also their relationship is dysfunctional as HECK and it bothers me.

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        reee but it’s supposed to be dysfunctional sic so you can see development and healing reeee
        is it? is it really?

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          Call it a personality test. When a goddess comes bearing a gift, do you accept it blindly or are you suspicious? CS is a gift by Mago 1 to MW…should she accept or be suspicious?

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        What bothers me is how easily MW gave in to having her long life come to an end. I supposed one could argue Mago dropped MW’s ideal type in front of her but still … MW knew perfectly well what she needed to do to move on but refused to do it. For well over a millennium. CS drops in and suddenly MW gives in to moving on? I don’t think that development was properly presented.

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    And oh, since you’re back to typing…your health is doing better?

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    You didn’t get the romance? Don’t ask me to explain but I’m sure all the flowers mean her heart finally opened again. Sentimental stuff. Besides she wears too much lipstick for a kiss, guys don’t even like that. Ok, forget it, she just wasn’t emotionally ready. I confess I don’t want this poor almost likable guy to kiss this lunatic. I want the captain to return, they all kill each other and CS has to become a sinner trying to protect MW and then the new owner, the lonely ghosts deserve a proper hotel owner.

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but are there noodles in the void? that is the REAL question.
gut nacht

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Hotel Del La Luna Episode 9 SH☠️POST*Jenna Marbles voice* biatch it’s AULD school this week

Intro:
Sic: I still frakking think the intro soundtrack to this thing sounds like the Harry Potter theme but I don’t have the technology editing software to prove it so you’re just gonna have to take my word for it
And obviously my word is gospel

Also Sic: What’s the point in a playing card intro if the symbolism never turns up in the show.
I zoned out hardcore …
Uh right focus sic care! Nngghhooo don’t care! Must focus!

Child: ball rolls UP stairs
Sic: Aghassi I think your ball is haunted
Sic: also just hold up a dank minute y’all cos I can’t take this shit anymore.
Have any of you BEEN TO MYEONGDONG? Cos I frakking HAVE! I hated it there were too many people but that’s besides the point. MYEONGDONG is a shopping district and it’s like two streets north of the river smack bang in the middle of Seoul, like thirty metres from Euljiro 1ga station and it’s just high-rises or shopping and restaurants and shit. HIGH RISES. this stupid frakking ex hotel is not IN MYEONGDONG. STOP SAYING THAT. also I freaking googled it’s address and it doesn’t exist (well duh) and I know it’s a amagicaAL GHOST BUILDING but the real bhulding it squats in is NOT IN MYEONGDONG THERE ARE NO TREES IN MYEONGDONG ARGH SHTAAAAP Kay
end Myeongdong rant.

Ma Go #239: The results are not given by the deities
It’s made my humans
It’s always the same
Sic:… Pretty sure… that is some kind of a contradiction…
Sic: also I don’t know how we got into the subject of him not being a good person cos it didn’t makes sense and I wasn’t listening
Sic: I went back to find out what he said to get here it still doesn’t make sense don’t @ me with an explanation I don’t want it

CS: She’s and awful wamen
Sic *sighing*: Love her anyway -_-
CS: She wouldn’t welcome me if I went back
Sic: Chase after her
CS: She’s dangerous
Sic: Where’s that c s Lewis quote about love being a risk WHERE IS IT
CS: Something something something
Sic *over this*: If you eat the medicine I’m throwing you out the window boy
CS: Brb gonna have to think about it may return if I like her enough
Sic: Well that’s a StaRtβ„’

Ma go #4576: smiles
Sic: how dare you have the balls to look smug you little harpy. The fates are my LEAST FAVOURITE part of THIS WHOLE SHOW they make the entire plot one big contrived sham *hisses*
Ma go? More like Ma GO AWAY.

Intermission: In an alternate reality the ios apple update pop up stole my body.

hotel Dela Lunarius: new neighbors who dis
Sic: Aw I was hoping the interior would change but I guess they didn’t have the budget for that huh… *states into the camera like on the office*

Man Weol and her bartender: make petty banter Sic doesn’t care about
Sic: Ah a good old goldfish memory joke I’ve been making those for 15 years so original clap clap clap har har har
Followed by a crane joke oooh fun sidetrack—-
this week Sic invented a futuristic sci fi/fantasy secret service story with a character that turns into a 12 foot egret.
Anyway moving on

Sic: Oh this whole episode is just gonna be them pining for each other and realising their FILLINGS isn’t it…
Sic: Myyyyyyeehhhh. Hair pin on fleek tho.

Man weol: er yis hallo my name ees Man Weol and I like long walks in spooky forests at night with copious amounts of alcohol imbided into meh blood stream
Sic: same
Sic: also drunk man weol needs to happen more pls
*Inserts Billie eilish joke about that blue wig*

Drunk Man Weol: hallucinates
Sic: Do you ever feel like some references and their subsequent symbolism are TOO obvious? Yeah…💊

Jingoo and a Child: EoMMA.SHARKDUDUDSUDUDUDU
Sic: SCREW YOU CS!!!!

CS: is suddenly not a halluciantion anymore cliche
Sic: so… are you gonna
MW: you STOLE MY PAINTING
Sic: like you know…
CS: I didest not
Sic: kiss her…
MW: Did so
CS: Did not
Sic: no?
MW: Did so
Sic: No kisses?
CS: Did not
Sic: Dangit

CS: yass if I borrows moneys she wills a listening!
Sic: IS HE TRYING TO BUY HIS WAY INTO HER HEART AGSGSHAKAKAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Vater Spiiryt: is a vampire
Sic: Did you have to walk right through him lol
Alright fess up which one of yous crew members just wanted to do that water VFX shot like REAL badly? Which one of you!?

CS: I HAD NUU IDEA IT WASNAE A NORMAL GHOSTIE YE KEN MAN WEOLIE? I SVEAAARRRR
SIc: was the blue wig and the godly robes and lack of blood not a dead (hur hur look at me I’m so funny just like the Hong Sister’s) giveaway?? Ya daftie. Then. I guess he could’ve been a dead Cosplayer and ye wouldn’t know… STILL

IfthisdoesthefrikkinghumanleadospossesedbypossIblymaliciousdeityIWILLMURDERYOUSHOWDONTDOTHEHWAYUGITHINGDONTDOITohthankgoodnessitdidntdoitbutyaknowwhattheresstilltimeforittodoitYeahTimeForMeToDieAgainAlso

Side characters Sic doesn’t care about:
Sic: Why… Why are they just sitting on a log trading flirt stories instead of ghost and serial killer hunting
Oh remember that subplot you’d completely forgotten bout Sic? That’s why…
Ooh dats a lot of dead people yasss

CS: eyyyy you gave me another three seconds eyyyyy you thought about me didn’t you wink wink nudge
Sic: hey you know what this foggy hallway lighting would be GREAT FOR
Sic: A KISS
Show: dramatic moody af slow Mo walk down hall instead
Sic: Broski here shoulda kissed her but FINE

Man weol: is a useless potplant in this next scene and Sic gets mad so rants even though it’s pointless:
Bro, milday-BRO you can teleport
Have we just forgotten she can teleport? WOMAN YOU CAN TELEPORT YOU IDIOT ITS YOUR HOTEL YOU COULD BEAT ARTICLE SOERY GHOST 13 BUT NOT 813 OH COme oooonnn!
Don’t at me lovers of this show. Her teleporting is inconsistent as heck and annOYING I don’t care if this isn’t a ghost we’ve set no spiritual parameters for why she can’t just teleport in there and why she can’t kick a spirits ass.
HEY GUYS remember how I was like “op character becomes conveniently LESS OP when the plot requires?” Yeah remember when I said that in EPISODE ONE?
*Deep breaths*
*okay so that scene wasn’t that bad and it was a misdirect but srsly* *it’s gonna happen agin jst wtch*

Sic: also from now on CS is Broski and Man Weol is Milday Bro

Vater Spiiryt: I chose to abandon them whilst they could still miss me
Sic: …
Sic:
Sic:
Sic:
Sic: Does… He have… Blue tint on his eyelashes??

Vater Spiiryt: I shall return the favour… By showing you your fears
Sic: LMAO that’s a great trade …
Sic: The full moon… You’re scared of the full moon… Are… Are you… Are you a werewolf? Are you professor lupin… *Barely contains laughter*
Oh no it’s the well opening never mind … *awwww*

Hanged Boy: Is Bad Boy
Sic: More reincarnated peeps who are serial killers and know everyone nice going ghengis sorry wrong mΓͺme

Broski: Jangmanweolshi Iwill keep getting in danger so you have to protect me!
Sic: *tries really hard to take this very romantic scene Seriously and fails ahem*
Sic: Awww bby yay you took the right path I don’t have to throw you out a window!!!
Sic:…
Sic: Shoulda kissed her though.
Sic:She was standing right there.
Sic: Why didn’t you kiss her
Sic: That’s all I care about
Sic: Why aren’t there more kisses in this dang show that’s one thing Hwayugi had at least
Sic: If you think I’m never not gonna compare this to Hwayugi you are wrong
Sic: Don’t like that?
Sic: Deal with it
Sic: I don’t care

On other news, in update on my bodylessness:
Yes I successfully moved locations with the hotel. Obviously I am not content with my current state and still have resentments to get rid of before I can pass on .I DID Find my body tho! The Ma Gos in their infinite stupidity kidnapped it for research purposes. I will be leading a raid on their apothecary tonight to retrieve it.
There are no new leads on my murderer but I have some Thuthpectth.

*this shit is so formulaic though im gonna cry*
*total non kiss count: like 3 billion*
white noise

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@hades
I don’t really know what to say because I feel like just incoherently screaming (again) about SVT’s dances for a good hour and why they’re my favourite in all of kpop like the first 10 seconds already blew my mind with that formation and detail how are they so good every time and I don’t mean that in a mainstream bias fan way I mean they literally only have themselves to beat when it comes to dances and yet they do it every time hnnnnngggh

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    You know how I feel about NCT. Having said that, this was more what I was hoping it would be compared to the lackluster KBSKpop performance. No, this damn good.

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      Bro, they’re dance practices are never NOT d*mn good.
      Also yes one day ONE DAY ( you can pester me about it if ye like) I do intend to write about why they’re my favourite but notrightnow. Although if you feel so inclined you can tell me exactly what it is about NCT dances you DO like so much…

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other artists: I have 1.5 million youtube subscribers off my cliched bullet journalling and mainstream calligraphy here is my pen collection and tidy desk
me: i wing 90% of my drawings, i have a mustelid skull in a fish shaped jewelry tray among other things on my desk and i’m a chaotic mess. *dead maniac laughter* *sobs* *jumps out a window*

gnite peeps.

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Random Linguistics SPAZZ (TWDR related)
Whilst I enjoyed the monologue in episode 12 that Sejong gives about WHY he’s doing this, why he’s cutting up dead bodies to research articulation, why he’s going to such great lengths and what his alphabet is β€œmissing” as it were (spoiler [paraphrasing]: apparently it’s missing a natural element, that comes from being human, and the fact that the symbols are rooted in how the KOREAN people articulate their sounds is what makes Hangul their language, and natural to them), I do find the over dramatization of it somewhat amusing.
It makes sense, in this story they’re telling, seeped in Confucian morals, to give the Confucian abiding minions a reason that resonates with them, most certainly, and that the phonetics behind the constructions of the symbols of hangul themselves have a rooting (lol) in those teachings.
And, I know for a fact that the vowel symbols are deliberately balanced the way they are (ㆍ γ…‘ γ…£ γ…— ㅏ γ…œ γ…“ γ…› γ…‘ γ…  γ…•), representing Heaven, Earth and Man, and to represent the vowel harmony (linguistic thing, look it up) that preexists in hangul.

But I’m a technical person, so I like symbolism, but here’s the thing… if you\’re inventing an entirely new writing script, making a featural alphabet, id est one based on the phonology of your language and one that actually gives you visual clues to the pronunciation and articulation of your language, is literally the most logical thing to do. You want to promote literacy, and you want something that fits your language and your language alone, then phonology is the most obvious place to start.
The thing about Hangul was that it was one of, if not the first alphabet of that kind. And it was brilliant! So frakking brilliant! I like the whole symbolism of the people and nature and bringing Joseon philosophy and worldviews into it… but at the end of the day the sheer linguistic technical brilliance of the creation of hangul is what makes me so impressed and respect Sejong so much. The technical brilliance of hangul remains, outside of any dramatization and historic or less than historic retelling.
And that\’s what I get excited about. That’s what I care about more than any deep fictional reasoning. The symbols LOOK like the way you SAY THEM. They TEACH YOU HOW TO SAY IT. UGH.

More scripts should be featural. And yet so FEW writing systems ARE. And the ones that are, all of them are invented writing systems, rather than evolved ones.
Hangul is the most common. A bunch of shorthands comes next. Then probably the Canadian Syllabic Scripts written for the Canadian First People\’s. Tolkien\’s Tengwar another. (like, of COURSE, Tolkien, Philologist, Linguist and Anglo Saxon Professor, of course his invented script is featural).
But not many others are at all.
I really wish the people documenting and creating writing systems for the thousands of languages discovered in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia had the same approach: that of breaking down the language\’s phonology and creating a system that suited its phonology and articulation best. They don\’t however, rather they tend to bastardize existing scripts, usually Latin. I suppose this is because of time; It takes a long time to create an entirely new script. But how beneficial would it be! And so much more logical, fitting and efficient. To me anyway.
It would also encourage a linguistic understanding of the language you\’re speaking, thus a better understanding overall.

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I swear the ending of episode 12 of Tree With Deep Roots and the start of 13 was like the most intense, nail biting, nerve wracking, stressful thing I\’ve watched since… oh I don\’t know… Come And Hug Me? Signal? What do I even find stressful in that way? Not much…

Although to be honest, I do only really care about Chae Yoon, Soo Yi and seeing more cool hangul invention things… I don\’t really care about the Root Cult, or much of the other stuff. The more Chae Yoon in an episode the better…

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Tree With Deep Roots
He would be a great motivation speaker. Or Linguistics Lecturer.

I know it almost definitely didn’t happen like this and I know they’re over dramatising and romanticizing a lot of this for the sake of the story and the show, but man this monologue.
I can’t find a video of it but it’s the kind of thing drama kids in ten years would perform in high school because it’s That Monologue lol.

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TWDR: *serious political scene with an anti monarchy governmental cult faction uprising thing*
Sic: hehehehe fish cult hehehehe I still can\’t frakking believe I called that hehehe

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Is this a fish cult

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Tree With Deep Roots
This is cool and all, implying they dissected a human and all to figure out phonetics and articulation… but fam; these illustrations are an entire cross section of a hooman head! They would’ve had to cut the jaw in half! You think they went around cutting jaws in half with tiny scalpels in the 15th century? I don’t know much about Joseon surgery but I doubt it.
You ever tried to get inside a rat’s skull? Cos I have; It’s bloody hard! I imagine a human jaw bone is a lot harder!
So yeah… just a tad unrealistic. But I appreciate what they’re trying to do lol.
(actual diagram of articulation at bottom for reference)

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I’m actually looking forward to HdlL tomorrow (look @hebang I didn’t forget the day!) because I don’t care any more and can finally just enjoy it as trashy fantasy.
So what if it took me half the show to get here.
This is a good state to be in. I like being in this state. This is the state that started this whole thing. It IS the state of sh👻tposting.

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잘 자~

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Well I think this marks day 3 that I’ve had this stuck in my head and have had to listen to it on repeat because I can’t get it out and it’s just so. good. Not Korea related at all but I don’t care.

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