Beanie level: Noble idiot

Me watching the first episode of Tale of Nokdu:

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That moment in My Country when all the hawt mens let their hair down and you just can’t help but wonder when they’ll all break out into “It’s the dawning of the Age of Aquariuuuuuuuus!!!!”

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After watching People with Flaws premiere eps, I’m really not sure what to make of it. It’s so… odd…

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    I felt like that after the first episode, after the second I have decided to finish it, but for every one else but the OTP.

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I realize I already have a bunch of dramas on the go (just started yet another a couple days ago), but question for the DB Hive Mind:

Sky Castle – is it worth it?

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Catching up on My Country and it dawned on me that Sun-ho’s “I’m being evil” theme music sounds very much like it could’ve been some mega-boss battle background tune out of a Zelda game.

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ISO: Extraordinary You support group.

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To my fellow Kyung-ians, if you’d like to squee with me about EY ep 29 – join me in the comments:

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    That moment when Kyung and Dan oh go on a beautiful date where he turns into the Kyung you always knew he could be (fluffy bunny hat and all) – and she messes everything up BY CALLING HIM SOME OTHER DUDE’S NAME!!!!!

    Kyung be like:

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Arsenal Military Academy episode 30 – random mini rant in comments as I have some bones to pick with Gu Yanzhen, but don’t want to spoil anything for anyone:

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    This could very well be a cultural disconnect and I’m missing something, but it seems like Yanzhen is doing everything he possibly can to blow Xiang’s cover. Like, I love that he’s finally acknowledged that he’s in love with her and he’s going all out with his confession(s), but DUDE! Pretty sure feeding a fellow soldier, blowing kissy faces and putting together elaborate candlelit public displays of romantic piano playing is NOT something men do for other men. In the early 1900s. As much as I love Yanzhen being in love, you’d think he’d show a little more chill if only to protect Xiang from being a) kicked out of school, b) getting their collective asses kicked or c) getting her killed.

    /end rant

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      This was my exact thoughts! Even though it was super fun and cute all I could think was ‘you are going to blow her cover!’ which is why she was so annoyed and angry at him. She has every right to be angry at him. And even though I thought his antics were hilarious I also found them selfish. He was just thinking of himself and not her and her situation.

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        Selfish, yes! Absolutely true. Y’know I keep forgetting that he’s not even really thinking about her. He’s got major tunnel vision, he loves her, but hasn’t thought beyond that.

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      Well yes he was! And it totally makes sense that she doesn’t reciprocate and doesn’t take his feelings seriously because he is annoying af and he puts her on the spot.

      He had never cared what people think of him, and he didn’t stop and think how his confessions would affect her either. When he told her that no one could stop him now, he literally meant that.

      She had called him out on this, yet he disregarded her worry. That was my main gripe about him. While He’s spontaneous and bold, but he sometimes doesn’t stop and think how this will affect what’s around him. And this also mirrors my main gripe with Manting. She’s been told no and to stop many times, but was still persistent. That’s the flaw in their characters. They can’t be too perfect.

      Boy Love during their time might be a stretch even if it’s coming from the wacko Gu Yanzhen and how the rest of the boys are giving them the looks but think since it’s him it’s probably fine and he can get away with it, but again I don’t take this show seriously. The show doesn’t, to begin with as apparently it is inaccurate with history. Anyways he’s gonna grow up eventually. And When it happens, His extreme crazy antics will be missed.

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      He went way overboard. I was both laughing and screaming that he’s going to blow her cover. Fortunately everyone accepts his weird antics as “just Gu Yanzhen” and think he’s teasing Liangchen to death. He’s still immature. I thought he’d become more serious after the Beijing events, and the way he hugged and confessed to her just last episode. But playful and vain Gu Yanzhen is never gone for long. I guess that’s his main flaw: he doesn’t care what people think of him, but he forgets to think about the consequences for others.

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        I guess it’s that character flaw that makes him so fun to watch, right? @13infamyss made this point too. Probably why Junshan’s the perfect foil for him.

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          Oh, keep watching, you’ll see Junshan isn’t so perfect either 😉 The writer makes it a point who’s the better man for Xiang Xiang.

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            Junshan isn’t perfect but he is the perfect contrast to Yanzhen.

            Funny how Gu Yanzhen is in the middle of two love triangles with the Shen Brothers, but I don’t think Shen Tingbai has ever even talked to him, except for that confrontation in Ep. 1.

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            I dunno… I’ve zoomed through to ep38 and I kind of feel like Junshan’s putting up a pretty good fight in the romance department. Now that he’s smiling more, he’s proving to be pretty swoon-worthy, too.

            Don’t get me wrong, still hardcore on Team Yanzhen.

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            I find Junshan’s courting manipulative, took advantage of her secret by making her run around the town from academy to girl’s school changing from man to women’s clothing, just so he could go on dates with her. He turned territorial on her, asking her to button up her shirt and be mindful of her clothes since she is a woman in his eyes now, plotted to get her move out of her room without asking her opinion on it because sharing a room with Gu Yanzhen doesn’t sit well with him now……..

            Her changing from man to woman everytime he wanted to date will likely result to somebody they know from the academy running into her thus blowing up her cover too. I feel like this is more dangerous than Yanzhen’s gay love.

            Yes @wishfultoki now that I think of it don’t I’ve seen tingbai and Yanzhen together again in once scene.

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            Junshan was always swoonworthy @thetinyl, especially his profile. 😉 He only made a few decisions that I find slightly questionable… but I won’t spoil you on that.

            In the romance department he’s more territorial than big bro, though I’ve read comments elsewhere of Shen Tingbai basically stalking Manting. I don’t think that’s the case because he’s never tried to control her, just be there when she needs him. Anyway, I’ve gone off topic. *gives Tingbai critics a Gu Yanzhen stink eye*

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*watches latest episode of Extraordinary You*

*dies from too many feels*

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I started watching Arsenal Military Academy and now I can’t stop thinking about this guy:

Help, I’ve fallen and I don’t wanna get up.

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    I just started, too! On episode 2, he’s such a spoiled brat but why do I love him already? He’s just too adorable to hate! 😂

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      Just wait. I’ve binged my way to ep 14 and I’m struggling not to schoolgirl giggle every time he appears on screen.

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        😂😂😂 that was so fast! Took me a while to binge around that time! But I know the feel. Very much the same sentiment. I still spazz about him to this day and I’ve seen his scenes too many times already. 😭 This Yanzhen-disease is spreading all over me and I don’t want to be cured.

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        I need sleep and it’s too late in this part of the world to continue binging.. but I know what I’d be doing tomorrow 😂

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          yay to more YanZhen’s love 🙂

          also I think I could binge it (well with my schedule ‘only’ 2ep per day would be possible) but time spent on gif and db post is equal to an ep x)
          so Beanies do I binge it and stop gifs =P haha ?

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            Awww Kudo, cmon now, we still need your gifs!!! So don’t stop now 😝😝

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            Yessss! He deserves all the love he gets!

            No, Kudo, keep your “2 episodes per day and lots of gifs” schedule, I love your gifs.. I go search the beanie walls just to like posts of shows I watch, so keep Yanzhen gifs coming!

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            err you misunderstand
            right now I watch 1ep per day and make gif of it and post an DB + reply to all the YanZhen love which equals to an ep’s duration

            w/o gifs I’d be able to watch 2 eps per day

            but gifs are fun so I’ll keep the 1ep per day diet , then will try to watch more during weekend 🙂

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            Oh, if you’re on 1ep per day maybe I can try and catch up!
            What episode are you at?

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      Yay azzo!!! Episode 2 made me forget that episode 1 had ever happened. It all started with that smirk he gave as Xiang Xiang got caught with her “kinks” and he ended up owning up to it. Episode 6 was when I died laughing because of him. Episode 7 was when I fell deeply in love and knew I had no way out!! Hope you’ll enjoy the ride as much as I did! 😬😬😬

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        His smirks and knowing smiles, and that “I don’t care” attitude, also how silly he gets with things 😂
        The 1st two episodes were fun so thank you for your AMA spams, because that’s what got me to pick this show up!

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          Huehehe welcome! More Yanzhen spam to come!! Just need to find time 😭 that’s always the villain here

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            Count me in, lots of Yanzhen spam coming from my way, too! LOL!

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      That was quick!! It took me 5/6 episodes. But then there was no going back. He just gets awesome and awesomer :))

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        I think I was already in love with him before even starting the show ( all those beanie posts of him winking and being handsome, I couldn’t resist, LOL).

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        Huehehehe, yep speaking from experience 👍🏼👍🏼

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      yay ! Can’t wait to see both of your reactions in the next episodes !

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    😍😍😍😍😍 Hi handsome! I would definitely say it’s the wink 😉 that trap us all.

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    “Help, I’ve fallen and I don’t wanna get up.”

    Okay that made me laugh out loud

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For my Extraordinary You Beanies who are up to date… Just gonna quietly drop this here and tiptoe away:

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*counts down minutes until she can skip home from work to watch Extraordinary You*

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    This is also me haha I’m counting down the minutes until I’m done running around town doing errands so that I can go home and continue watching “The Untamed”

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      I’ve been seeing ravings about this The Untamed… my curiosity is definitely piqued, but I dont know if I can handle another crack* drama (*addictive).

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Watching through Search: WWW to tide me over between EY episodes. Gosh, is LJW ever cuuuuuuute!!!!! *insert tween girl giggle here*

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Hypothetical Q: Given the amount of their own blood they’ve shed, how are Hwi and Sun-ho even still alive?

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    Also, Hwi’s tears. He should have completely dehydrated a while ago 😭😭😭

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      Have you noticed that in scenes when he’s not crying, there’s often water dripping from his hair? It’s been distracting me.

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        I have noticed that and wondered what we were supposed to think about it. Sweating? Mysterious!

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        I think he’s sweating copiously. Wasn’t it filmed during the summer?

        Or maybe there was a brooding shower scene and we missed it.

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    They live solely on their hate for Nam Jeon and for the day when they skewered him to death. So am I.

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    I wonder how they’ve avoided infections. They must have some amazing immune systems.

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      Man, I keep thinking that too. Their immune systems fight just like they do.

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My Country Ep 9… not sure my heart can take this abuse.

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What happens in my brain every time Kyung shows up on screen (p.s. I know it may be wrong, but… shrug):

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Darn, I think I need to reassess my Kyung theories… He may very well be the villain. Or at least a villain. Though I\’ll still hold my \’11th-hour redemption\’ stance for now.

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    God I’m so frustrated with the way they set up his character in the drama. It was so much better in the manhwa. Poor my baby Lee Jae Wook, I just wanna see his puppy smile 🙁

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Off-topic, but – any Beanies participating in NaNoWriMo this year? A.K.A. National Novel Writing Month

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Extraordinary You: The Musical – Part 5 *SPOILERS EVERYWHERE*

(Note: Follow along with this playlist on Spotify.)

Even despite Kyung’s reveal, Dan-oh is devastated at Haru’s disappearance. She laments that nobody seems to remember him. (I Don’t Wanna Live Forever):

I don\’t wanna live forever, \’cause I know I\’ll be living in vain
And I don\’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home…

Kyung, now self-aware, is slowly coming to realize, thanks to Dan-oh, that he has a little more agency in the Shadow than he thought, especially when it comes to his Dad. (You’re Not Sorry):

All this time I was wasting
Hoping you would come around
I\’ve been giving out chances every time
And all you do is let me down…

There’s a super fun sports day at school and Haru miraculously reappears – shocking everyone. Haru’s presence around school is making Dan-oh feel even worse than when he disappeared. She tells him to stop acting like the old him because he isn\’t himself anymore. (Haunted):

Something\’s gone terribly wrong, you\’re all I wanted
Come on, come on don\’t leave me like this…

Dan-oh and Kyung have a moment at the swings near her house, he’s actually acting like a decent human and she somewhat forgives him for being a jerk all this time. (Back to December):

So this is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you saying I\’m sorry for that night…

Haru is starting to remember things from another time, specifically about Dan-oh, and starts to watch her more closely. He tries to understand what it all means. (Gorgeous):

You\’re so gorgeous
I can\’t say anything to your face…

Dan-oh is having a rough go of it, between her illness and her soon-to-be wedding to Kyung, she’s seemingly giving up on going against the writer’s wishes. As she’s sadly wandering the streets, Haru shows up – this time his memories are totally intact and he’s back to his old self. (King of my Heart):

And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for…

Meanwhile, Jin-michae is burning a copy of the ‘other’ comic book that’s been lurking around – the one that matches Haru’s dreams of a past life. (Heartless – an interruption by Kanye West):

In the night, I hear \’em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?

TO BE CONTINUED…

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    Wondering what the H this is? Here’s the explanation: http://www.dramabeans.com/members/thetinyl/activity/909102/

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    This is so much fun! Thanks 😀

    I’m not a big TSwift fan myself, but have you used “Teardrops on My Guitar” or “I Knew You Were Trouble” yet?

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      Thanks! I’m having a lot of fun puzzling this together. Wasn’t sure how fellow fans would respond. 🙂

      I haven’t used either of those yet! Though I was close to using “I Knew You Were Trouble” earlier. I’ll have to keep them in my queue – I feel like Do hwa would definitely suit “Teardrops” at some point with his violin skills and all. Kinda makes sense.

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        Keep it up! I’m enjoying them.
        I feel like Nam Joo’s mom could fit the “I Knew You Were Trouble” refrain…

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Beanies, how does one keep track of the Beanies they follow? Been trying to figure this out for a while now. *sob*

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