Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Well well well! I’m now aboard The Last Empress train~ It’s refreshing to see Makjang crack done right. Also this show made me remember how much I love Jang Nara and Choi Jinhyuk. ๐Ÿ˜€ <3

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Beanies, if one your assessments was graded unfairly what would you do? I got a C for an assessment I stayed up nights for. And a friend who has made clear grammatical errors in her report got a B. I feel like crying because it’s so unfair. I asked my course coordinator to explain my grade to me in a more detailed feedback and she said she wasn’t the one who did the correction so she can’t say anything. She also told me they don’t have the concept of “recorrection” or anything like that. It’s so unfair.

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    Is there a formal process of disputing a grade?

    I would first go to the professor. If still unsatisfied contact the department head. However, be sure ALL your communication be reasoned, and not come across as just “But this is not fair.” Ask for reasonable explanation of your grade, and if they have a rubric they use in assessing your work.

    Grammatical errors may not be weighted as heavily as other issues in the work. I don’t know what your assessment was, but I know when I grade, I’m more concerned with evidence of higher level thinking than comma placement. However, I am also very clear on what on what my expectations are.

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      No there isn’t any formal procedure as such. ๐Ÿ™
      I think the problem was communication between the ones who graded the papers and our course coordinator who gave us guidelines on writing the report. She said “don’t write it like a journal, make sure it’s clear and concise” but the reports that got bad grades followed the guidelines and stayed within the word counts while many of the good grade reports crossed the word counts by 50-70 words and wrote in a “journal style”. It’s frustrating. I am trying to point that out to my professor but this was the last assessment for the course and it’s winter break so Idk if she will follow up or not. Anyway this course is over so I hope I can make up for it overall with the other courses.
      And my friend’s English isn’t that great. When I say grammar, I mean she’s got sentences in her report that don’t make sense or are incomplete. I can’t exactly bring that in front of the professor and I wouldn’t even if I could.

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        I’m sorry, that is really frustrating. If it doesn’t effect your overall grade too grievously, you may just have to let it go. Though I do understand your pain.

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      I think another reason why I feel upset is I’ve never dealt with Cs before. I’ve always been an As and Bs student through out school and my Bachelors. Hopefully I’ll get the hang of it soon enough. Masters is supposed to be tougher, so I guess I need to step up my game.

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    When that happened to me repeatedly, I ended up dropping the class. I tried again with a different professor and didn’t have any trouble.
    I hope you get it worked out.

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    I’m so sorry this happened to you. ๐Ÿ™ I wish I had any suggestions, but sadly I don’t. I’m just sending you some hugs and moral support. Fighting!

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That moment when you don’t visit the fanwall for a few days and suddenly you’re twenty-five pages deep in xD
Stalking the fanwall= done
Catching up with dramas= in progress
๐Ÿ˜€

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EXO’s stylist better be ready to catch these fists for putting Chenny Chenny in those clothes and that haircut. For all that they’ve done so well with the others they ruined everything with Chen. Seriously wtf? Everyone is out there looking A+++ And there’s Jongdae dressed in green and yellow with a bowl cut. Just why would you ruin the image like that ugh
Props to Jongdae for pulling it off tho T_T
Sehun in all black. Kai in all red. Suho in all blue ASLKJDAFEHVCKLWJKQEFKS

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AJLJDFHSDJAKLDHFW
All three of the new songs are so good T_T
Trauma is a bop, Wait is amazing
Why are they doing this to me
#LoveShot

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I AM FREEEEEEEEEEE. Well technically I will be once I reach home xD Traveling back home!
I can finally go back to stalking the fan wall and watch my dramas in peace~
Also EXO shot me woohooo

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Predebut Bobby did THAT. Absolute spit fire rapping, he deserved his win.
I think his views on idol rappers might have changed for the better now. Things aren’t as bad as before so that probably helps too.
My favourite lines are: “Put your hands up all you wack MCs, saying that you rap but are just goofing around. You make me frown, you lower the quality fo my dreams, agree?”
“There are a lot of rappers and not a lot of stages, so each and every stage I put my life on the line. Do you even know how serious I am about rap, you tone-deaf b*stards?”
Damn son. xD

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https://twitter.com/OH_mes/status/1071965847323701248
Omg Kyungsoo hasn\’t taken a vacation in seven years wtf ๐Ÿ™ I know his schedule was the worst out of them all but this is something else.

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    Someone force Yixing to take one too Goodness knows the man needs it. Ksoo and Yixing have the most hectic schedules ๐Ÿ™

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Something I never experienced before happened….
I left eggs to boil and 2 hours later my flatmate tells me my eggs exploded in the kitchen and I was literally bruh what O_O
Thankfully there was no permenant damage to the stove, the pot and the kitchen in general. And it was surprisingly easy to clean up
But wow…I\’m reaching new heights in exam days lol
I completely forgot! And it was 10 PM and suddenly it\’s 12 AM lol time flies when I\’m studying but not when I\’m in class what is this logic xD

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Officially an Eunuch in drag YAY
Thank you DB. *kisses*

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Look at the sheer number of likes on this dumb af tweet. And they wonder why their fandom has such a bad reputation….
*facepalm*
So let’s just ignore YG’s red dot award for album covers in 2014.
And SM’s best artistic covers for SHINee, f(x), EXO and Red Velvet.

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    Whoever tweeted this must be new to k-pop. 🙄

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      Well yes and so are the people who liked it. But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised anyway

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        Just saying that fandom and fandom culture is the problem. Here’ a Blink wishing real, living, breathing people were hurt in a recent car accident with BTS:

        https://twitter.com/blackparkrose/status/1071798350813515776

        You can more of her tl being sad that no one was hurt.

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          involving BTS*

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          And I don’t agree with that at all obviously, also you’ll see that only two people liked that tweet. Trolls like this are everywhere, there was an ARMY blog who said things like she wished TOP died when he tried to commit suicide. I reported them and their blog got deleted. Stuff like this is wrong for sure and should be reported. Heck, the link you posted? I just reported that tweet.
          But the tweet I posted above? Almost 26k likes for what? Normally I ignore dumb posts like these I know better than to get into fanwars. But that post has twenty effing six thousand likes. The replies are filled with even more trolling and goodness forgive the people who pointed out how dumb the tweet is.
          I’m thrilled for BTS getting this nomination, it’s a big deal but God why do the fans have to be so obnoxious about it?

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            You’re free to disagree ofc but it’s really not like the YG fandoms are any better. Ikonics vs inseos? Ouch. And you’ll notice on DB itself, it’s not the armys posting about view counts or awards or whatever. And for those who claim the older fandoms are so much better – what about the SuJu member that has to stop promoting because he got married?

            Fandoms may resemble religious cults but they aren’t. And all fandoms have bad “eggs” (for lack of a better word). Army is vast and its size & visibility gives its bad eggs a platform to gather and bully. But is online bullying limited to the BTS fandom? Is it not something you see everywhere? Trolls are here even on DB. Social media. Laws against cyber bullying.

            If you think blinks are better, then it’ll be because the fandom is not as large. But I think blackpink’s fandom rivals army in size so nope.

            Re that tweet itself, it happened to appear on my tl. Tweets like the one you posted -about the nomination – or this one – wishing the members harm – rarely ever do. I stay away from fandoms and fan wars. But I’m sure I’ll find many such tweets from people from any fandom including Blinks, about another group. So my intent is not to defend army here – it’s merely my view and experience that literally no other fandom is better.

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            Also I see nothing wrong with the tweet you posted. Except that there are likely to be many problematic replies to it and/or it encourages such replies. “Can’t wait for Big Bang to finish their army service and dominate the music industry” – I would literally put things in these words if kpop fans were not so competitive. So I guess you and I are not going to agree on the tweet. 😂

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            Okay you’re the first ARMY to tell me BLINKs rival y’all in size. Before this all I heard was the talk about supercomputers, media play by YG and YouTube ads for D4’s views. Another reason why the tweet is so problematic. An overwhelming number of people think that SM/YG are now “obsessed” with BTS because of their success. Which isn’t true at all. And it’s also a pretty dumb thing to say whilst the companies have had a great year- esp YG, whose artists are still enjoying success rn in 2018.
            And that is why I really don’t like this tweet. You didn’t see YG stans dissing other companies for their Red Dot award for album designs in 2014. And SM is known for their artistic covers and logos. And why OP thought it was funny to post (probably knowing that it would rub a lot of people the wrong way) is beyond me.
            Re fandom wars: They suck. I was there in the SNSD/2NE1 war (well the end of it), I was there for 2015 BB/EXO award wars (Which Seungri ended by sitting on Sehun’s lap- and now they’re buddies and the fandoms are also buddies) and I was there for Incles vs iKONICs (which completely takes root in WIN- there were a lot bitter feelings about A winning over B and the accusations of YG favoring one group over the other later on as debuts and comebacks happened- which doesn’t happen since YG has favorite individual artists not groups) so I know how bad fanwars get and how all fandoms have the bad ones. Also lets not forget trolls. The people who start the damn wars in the first place.
            In fact, I still live by the “Don’t judge a fan by the fandom, don’t judge the fandom by the fan” adage. But sometimes I can’t help but be annoyed by certain fandoms’ attitude, my own included of course- BLINKs, EXO-Ls and VIPs. At the end of the day everyone worked hard to get where they are, including the ones who debuted from the Big3. If anything, as trainees those artists had it 100x times worse since the pressure of being from the Big3 was on them. And just because they’re from the Big3 doesn’t mean they’ll make it big- EXO was called SM’s biggest mistake for more than a year and ridiculed till Growl came out. I just wish people would learn to respect all kpop groups/solos. You don’t need to shade/diss/bring down others to hype your faves. The fact that people place one group over the other is dumb it really depends on the individual fan at the end of the day.

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            Agreed with all of the above vipsky. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Isn’t Blink about the same size? I must be wrong if I’m the only one saying it. I proceed on the view that the biggest groups have about an equally large fandom. And I DO think army is the largest but exo-ls, blinks, onces – not that far behind. Even vips but they’re much less active since they’re older and have their own lives to deal with.

            My own bias groups are BTS and Winner, along with iKon & Big Bang at #2. In kpop, I prefer boygroups and YG’s groups have the best sound to my subjective ears. Im also getting into Zico’s music a little so that’s my bias list. Which means that overall I agree with a lot of your posts such as (personally agreeing) that Love Scenario should sweep the SOTY awards at the ceremonies(but if another group got it, oh well). But this one I disagree with ๐Ÿ™‚ to me it’s a funny, harmless joke. And if the OP thinks YG, SM are obsessed with Big Hit, they’re blind.

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    On a separate note, I’ve actually been meaning to ask you about YG Treasure Box. If Win lead to this ugly war between ikonics and inseos then what with the way YG is handling Treasure Box, I’m afraid it’s going to lead to a fandom of solo stans – at least in the group’s early years. ๐Ÿคฆ

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      Yes and YG knows that things will get ugly between fans. I think he doesn’t care about it tho, he’s always given me troll/sadist type vibes. It’s like enjoys seeing people suffer, idk I’m probably wrong. Also (recently) he has a thing against his female artists- BP made Kpop history by becoming one of the biggest acts in Kpop without an album T_T It wasn’t like this for 2ne1 who still put out albums/mini albums on almost a yearly basis.
      I feel like Incles vs iKONICs isn’t that much of a problem now? I found it sad because it’s really not fair when the boys themselves are such good friends. And at the end of the day both groups got to debut.
      Akagaes (solo stans) are Kpop’s nightmare along with Sasaengs. I just don’t understand how you could like only person in the group and hate the others like where is the logic they’re the same group they put out the same music! What even.
      Also YG himself is pretty shady tbh. I read about his wife (who’s like 12 years younger to him or something) and was a trainee when the met (eeeeek bad vibes) and he really liked SES’ Eugene and he named their daughter Eugene. Idk man the guy is shady af when it comes to females in general. The way he handled 2ne1 in 2014 was mostly the reason why 2ne1 ended the way the did ๐Ÿ™ The boys love him tho.

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        Ouch. All this. Just ouch. YG – ouch. And now he reportedly wants to debut another girl group after Treasure Box? ๐Ÿคฆ I think Blackpink has 9 songs? He’s relying too much on the Big 3 privilege or YG Ent’s reputation for the popularity of his groups – they won’t last with this kind of mismanagement.

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          Name* not reputation

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          YG even posted about how awesome this year was for the company in terms of digital charts and views. Those figures are exactly why he can get away with his shitty management ๐Ÿ™
          Blackpink + Jennie gave ~40 days on the charts, and more than 600 Million views with 2 MVs. And they get treated like this. UGH

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I’m just gonna drop my favourite cover of all time here:
Kyungsoo is effing illegal in this how is he so perfect IT’S NOT FAIR

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CAN YOU HEAR ME SOBBING OMG
Mino and Jennie giving us YG fam interactions after so long
Irene and Jennie giving is SMxYG interactions done never before T_T
AAAAAHHHHHH

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I need a good romcom drama. Dramaland why have you forsaken me?

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    We all do. Whatโ€™s happened to all the good writers with sweet, funny stories? #ugh 😫

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      And what happened to making the best of tropes? In CWPFN they could have had an accidental kiss instead of her sexually harassing him. It would have had the same effect on him too so nothing would change plot wise. Wae writer-nim, WAE? I’m *this* close to dropping the show. ๐Ÿ™
      Only sticking around because of our three main leads.

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        Yeah, thatโ€™s sad.
        Actually these days many of dramas are being recognized and followed only because of the actors and not the uniqueness of the plot or even taking good out of a used story! Sometimes I think maybe itโ€™s the end of my Kdrama-watching era and itโ€™s terrifying me. Kdramas have always been one of the best part of my life. 😔

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          Noooooo
          I can’t drop Kdramas T_T

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            Would you consider watching C-dramas for periodic palate cleanser? I find it refreshing because they utilize many of the same tropes but set in a different cultural context.

            For C-drama rom-coms, I recommend A Love So Beautiful which is available both on Netflix and Viki. It is a much more palatable (IMO) unofficial adaptation of Itazura na Kiss.

            Love O2O is another fun fluffy rom-com that is low on angst with lots of cute. It is also now available on Netflix.

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            I watch J and C dramas occasionally and I’ve seen both! >///< xD
            Do you have more recommendations? ๐Ÿ˜€

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            Two of my recent favorite Japanese rom-coms are We Married as a Job and Overprotected Kahoko.

            If you don’t mind some silliness, this year’s Chinese web drama Accidentally in Love (now available on Netflix) is a gem! There are some cringy aspects to the show and it is full of tropes, but it also has a lot of heart with a kickass heroine and winning OTP.

            I did do a fanwall post about the show:
            http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kimbapnoona/activity/605069/

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          @kimbapnoona o dear, Thank you💜 some hours ago I tried reading as many comments as I could in order to find comments related to Cdramas and recommendations! When I saw your cm I was shocked and really happy. Iโ€™ve never watched any tv shows except American and Korean ones and I thought maybe itโ€™s the right time for me to give C and J dramas a shot and give Kwriters some time to come up with sth interesting.
          I will definitely give the ones you mentioned a try since my eyes need to dry after all the sobbing after watching TSHLYE and rewatching Goblin, Moon Lovers and My Ahjussi. ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿฅบ

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            Hahaha @marina those shows definitely can bring on the tears!

            The pacing of Japanese dramas is usually quite brisk because they are mostly 12 episodes in length.C-dramas tend to drag since many are around 50 episodes (especially the historical dramas) but the three mentioned above move along nicely with 30 episodes and each episode only 45 minutes long. I hope you enjoy these dramas as much as I do!

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So you telling me I\’m gonna see EXO, WINNER, RED VELVET, iKON, BLACKPINK AND NCT in one end of the year show? OMG I\’M BLESSED.
2018 SBS GAYO DAEJUN is about to end all other shows!
In SBS we trust~

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    Plus, Sunmi, Wanna one, BTS, Apink…all the big names are turning up and we love it! JYP artists too~
    SBS has no issues with anyone, that’s probably why they’re my favourite aaaaaahhhhh
    (Also if the rumored MC line up – BP’s Jisoo, EXO’s Sehun, Sunmi and BTS’ Jin is true- Imma lose my shit. IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE OMG)

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      And Inkigayo stages,for comebacks especially,are EXTRA pretty always!

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LOVE SHOT THEORIES:
Xiumin is the spy wearing the mask and BBH found out that\’s why they\’re pointing guns at each other.
9 shadows in the beginning. Lay is the weird guy dressed in white standing over Xiumin.
They\’re holding a card with the letter L and 9 hearts on it = OT9 + EXO-L.
Mafia game was a spoiler: 2 mafias, 1 police, 1 doctor and 5 citizens.
Kyungsoo is a doctor he wasn\’t holding a gun.

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I WAS FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH
I AM SO NOT READY FOR THIS
ADHJEFKDNLRKWD

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Even when the comeback is with 8 they push ot9 through and through
OT8 STANS ARE CHOKING

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So itโ€™s bots if an Asian artist does it? Okay.
The effing hypocrisy just jumped out. How disgusting. WTF
Where was this energy for Kris Wu? Instead her manager FALSELY accused him of using bots and she liked tweets shading Kris and when called out both of them acted like nothing happened.

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IF WE GET JINWOO’S SOLO I’LL PROBABLY DIE FROM THE VISUAL ATTACK OMG I’M NOT READY YG WHY YOU DOING THIS STOP TEASING YOU TROLL WTF
*mental breakdown*
Half hoping this is Winner’s CB, half hoping it’s Jinwoo’s solo debut WHAT IS LIFE

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