Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

I just finished watching Individualist Ms. Ji-young because of @odilettante‘s review on Twitter about it and OOOOFFF MY HEART. Also, Gong Myung is a puppy.

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    That one is so high up my watchlist, I’ve only heard good things. *also* *Gong Myung* *nuff said*
    *btw if you want to see him being a puppy in something else, there’s the movie Futureless Things which I really loved, although it might not be for everyone. It has a very non-linear storyline and brings up some really important issues with a lot of subtle humor*

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      I’ve been eyeing that movie for a while now! This just puts it higher in the priority list. Thanks for the rec, Kaybee!

      This is actually the first time I’m seeing Gong Myung act because I’ve only previously seen him in We Got Married. And now I wanna see him in more although I don’t think I can watch Bride of the Water God and Revolutionary Love just for him so maybe I’ll just watch him in Drinking Solo.

      Individualist Ms. Jiyoung is only two hours long so I hope you get around to it before the year ends! I admit that I kinda expected more because of the raves but all in all, I’m not actually disappointed. So just an advice to still try to lower your expectations. Hee. Enjoy!

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        Oh yay, you already know of it! It’s such an unknown movie, but I really felt it was worth my time and even want to rewatch one day.

        I’ve followed his work since Entertainer, there’s just something so likable about his acting imo. Do watch Drinking Solo, it’s a really good show, all the side characters were so much fun 🙂 I admit I dropped Revolutionary Love after ep 1, everything just felt off and judging by reviews I’m glad I did lol. Haven’t watched BotWG, but I actually considered making it my exam-show for the Winter, seeing as I most likely won’t get too sucked in or feel the need to binge.

        Thanks for the warning, that’s really helpful! I tend to find that shows don’t live up to the hype and I just end up disappointed, so lowering my expectations sounds like a good idea hehe.

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          I do agree with you though that he (and his acting) has this innate likability that just makes you root for him. Well, I’ve only seen him in here so I might have to watch more to make generalizations, especially since I don’t think his characters in both BotWG and RL were ones you’d root for. (Though I read some RL reviews that praised him in there.)

          I did really adore him in his We Got Married stint with Jung Hye-sung (I know it’s not really ~reality~ but I just see it as a fictional story HAHA) and he was such a puppy in there too. And watching Individualist Ms. Ji-young made me want to rewatch his WGM episodes. Hahaha!

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            Him and Hye-sung were adorable! And yes, it’s obviously all fake, but from the few “couples” I’ve seen on WGM, this seemed to be the ones with the most genuine potential for being real lol. But that’s probably just cos they’re both actors 😛
            I never really finished it actually, think I made it to their Jeju eps and then somehow just ended up not returning to watch the rest.

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So I came to the I’m Not a Robot recap to ~discuss~ but I just don’t think it’s worth wading through all the bashing just to get to the actual comments about the show. It’s 8AM and I am so needlessly stressed and riled up the heck

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    I was looking at those earlier and I was surprised at the amount of hate going around too. I don’t remember comments being so bad a year ago.
    We can discuss the show here if you like. It seems like the registered users are much more civil than some of the unregistered ones.

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      I skimmed through a bit just to see what kind of comments @whoopeeyo talking about, I seen it in another thread before. Thread(s) can get bad or heated, seen it before but this time it quite early tho. Hopefully, next recap will be better.

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        I hope so too because I want to participate in the recaps! Hope you didn’t get stressed like me after peeking at the recap for the first two episodes. Haha!

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      What did you think about it? I thought it was cute and a bit silly but I’m fine with it because it feels like a live action adaptation of an anime or a manga. Haha!

      However, even with the solid cast and acting, I don’t feel that attached to the show yet so I’m not sure if it’s one I can follow every week or if it’s the binge kind of drama.

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        So far, I love it. I think it is super fun and cute. Totally agree about it seeming like a live action of an anime or manga.
        I wonder how long it will take for Minkyu to figure out that she is human or if eventually she will tell him and he won’t believe her.

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Oooh, forgot to post it here but I wrote a short review for Falsify on my blog! http://dayan.xyz/2017/12/05/kdrama-review-falsify/

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I didn’t realize that recaps were dropped for Nothing to Lose too. Are there beanies who’ve been following the show? How was the second week?

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    I still haven’t watched it yet! Ughh I need to find time. I’m in the middle to finish Meloholic first. 😆 Suddenly things get very interesting on the last few epi. I’m glad I decided to binge watch the last 4 epi.

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      Oooohhhh, Meloholic had ended its run, right? I’ve been waiting to marathon it! And now I can do it~

      I’ll drop by your wall sometime to look for NtL thoughts whenever that would be. Hope you have more time for dramas! Hahaha

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        It seems like Meloholic might have season 2, I don’t know. Because we didn’t get to know the backstory of the killer. opps spoiler 😅

        Hopefully I manage to watch NTL. I haven’t decided to drop it yet.

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I don’t know what’s wrong with me now but I don’t feel like interacting here on DB right now? Like, I feel that I’m slowly going back to my lurker self. Is this another form of a drama slump?

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    Same. I’m more active on my studyblr and regular account on tumblr than DB. I still lurk, like all the time. But commenting is very rare? I just don’t feel like commenting even though I do have things to say at times. I just feel someone is going to say that on the DB wall anyways so I might as well follow that thread. Does that make sense?

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      This. This exactly. All I’ve been posting are PSAs and the rare comments aren’t exactly high-quality. It even took me time to reply to you! Hahahuhu

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        Lol I understand the feeling. The only time I’m forced to comment is either when something about a drama pisses me off completely that I need to rant. OR when a drama makes me swoon in a way that needs articulating because I need to know I’m not the only one!

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Door by Yoon and Mino is on Spotify so we know what I’ll listen to for the whole weekend (as if I didn’t listen to it since it dropped again and again??? Hahaha)

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PSA: Fellow Filipino beanies, Smart Prison Living is now on Netflix as Prison Playbook! The first two episodes are up and new episodes will be up every Tuesday. So we’ll be a week late. I don’t mind actually. If you don’t have Netflix, some ICs (WINNER fans) are subbing it too. Subs for the second episode were just up! At this rate, I think the Netflix and fansubbed versions will be up at the same time.

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    Ooohh, lucky you. I will have to wait until I visit Philippines to watch them I guess.

    I’ll see them in prison this Christmas apparently.

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      Not sure about Netflix in other countries but it might be there too? Yay, have fun celebrating the holidays here in the Philippines!

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        In the US, Netflix wait until all episodes are available before releasing them. So, I expect the same with this drama. But bet ya, I’ll check Netflix later to make sure, just in case Netflix decides to be generous. Hihihi!

        Thank you. I will. It’s been twenty years since I experienced Pasko sa Pinas. Nothing quite like it.

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          You have to wait that long? I read somewhere,not sure if here that Netflix Canada will have it by Dec 1 also.

          Wow,20 years is such a long time.great to know you’ll be coming home.and I do feel the same,Paskong Pinas is nothing quite like any other holiday.I may love autumn, and I may complain with whatever happens in the PHL but I would never trade Christmas in Manila

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        It’s also available here: https://watchasian.io/

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    Netflix Japan didn’t get rights for it. Will be home for Christmas this year and I can’t wait!!!

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    Oh my gosh, thank you for the update! I read last week in the comments that it was gonna be up on Tuesday but I was refreshing like crazy til yesterday and nothing. Yey! ♥ They should do this more often with other dramas ^^

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I finally let go of this draft! Thoughts on the last 4 episodes of Strongest Deliveryman up on my blog! (slash a review) http://dayan.xyz/2017/11/30/kdrama-review-strongest-deliveryman/

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Of course it ain’t a kdrama if they didn’t know each other as kids. #DoubtfulVictory

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I thought I’m Not a Robot isn’t premiering until next week? Why is there a subbed episode on my usual jaunts?

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    Whaat? That’s weird! On Viki it says it airs in 6 days! Are you sure it’s not a subbed trailer?

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    It’s not the first episode. I had a quick look at it looks like lot she of behind the scene clips. I haven’t watched it fully so I’m not sure if it’s all bts.

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      Oooohhh, that makes sense. I wasn’t able to check it yet but I was really surprised and confused a while ago. Haha!

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    What?! I thought it’s next week?

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This dropped almost 30 minutes ago but I was so busy listening and jamming to it that I forgot to share! Smart Prison Living soundtrack #2 by Yoon and Mino, prod by Zico!

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Hi beanies. I haven\’t checked the fanwalls today. Please tell me though: is the final episode of BTLIOF good/satisfying? Because I need to mentally and emotionally prepare myself before watching it.

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    There was one thing I took issue with and I wish a few things could have been given more time to flesh out, but there were many rewarding moments as well. I think it will depend on what you’re looking for in the finale. It wasn’t perfect but at the end I was content, and after digesting it for a few hours I have to say that I’m happy. Overall, my love for this show and the joy it has brought me has made up for the missteps I think the writer made in the end.

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      i love it 😍

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      I can live with missteps. Okay, YAY! I’m happy that people seem to be happy with it still. Thank you for answering my query! I am now eager (as opposed to anxious) to watch the last two episodes!

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      Let me add sulky See Hee to the list. Watching him sulk certainly made my day even if it was only a few seconds long

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    generally I liked it.

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    I loved it, but the Beanie reviews have run the gamut.

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      I just wanted to know if most beanies liked it at least or if it was really disappointing across the board. I expected a wide variety of reactions/reviews, which is why I haven’t been to the fan walls yet. I just need a general inkling. So at least now I won’t be anxious while watching but at the same time, tempering my expectations.

      Really, thank you for all your thoughts, fellow beanies!

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    Personally, I was very disappointed. With everything except for Soo-ji and Ma. 😕

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      Ooohhh, the “very” in that “very disappointed” is scary. At the very least, Soo-ji and CEO Ma are still perfect so I can breathe. I’ll get back to you once I’m done watching! I’ve been psyching myself to think: DRAMAS CAN FAIL YOU RIGHT AT THE END DO NOT EXPECT

      Hahaha

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omg what is happening in the Kim So-hyun article, why does it have 100+ comments. I\’m scared to even look hahaha

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    Oh go get some popcorn if you want to look, it’s quite the riot down there 😛

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      I dared myself to peek and it is going in flames so I just closed the tab. Hahaha

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    It’s basically people saying the same thing over and over again. Get ready to roll your eyes at all sides, lol.

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      Oh no, my eyes are getting enough rolling nowadays so I shouldn’t add yet another reason to. Hahaha!

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    It is telling that this might be the article with the most unregistered commenters I have ever seen recently.

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      I tried to start reading it but all the gray made me close the tab. Hahaha!

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    LOL this happen whenever it is about Kim Yoo-jung and Kim So-hyun, no surprise here 😆

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      I’ve noticed. Why is that??

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        Maybe because of their casting issue whenever they do romance drama, and their romantic partner is older actor and they are still teenager. Some people don’t care, some people care. Basically that’s the main point in their article lol. I’m still waiting to hear who is KYJ’s partner (if she accepts) for jTBC romcom. I’m tired with popcorn, I’m going to prepare cookies. 😆

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Fellow Filipino beanies! Prison Playbook is gonna be available on Netflix this December 1!

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I just reviewed two web dramas on my blog: Last Minute Romance + Someone You Might Know! http://dayan.xyz/2017/11/28/kdrama-review-last-minute-romance-a-person-you-could-know-someone-you-might-know/

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Is Smart Prison Living on Netflix already??? Netflix Philippines doesn\’t show it yet.

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    I’m gonna take this as a sign to wait patiently and binge it when it’s done. All us Beanies can discuss it together when the subs are finally out. Lol!

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      I hope I can find it in me to be patient. Although I feel like the moment I see it on Netflix, I’ll drop everything to watch it. Haha!

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Because of all the WINNER love, I’m now watching all of their MVs and this gif is a result of said activity hahaha

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So has anyone seen Doubtful Victory? Thoughts??

I have to admit, I plan on watching BTLIOF\’s last two episodes in one go. I am really weak when it comes to angst. I have to know everything\’s going to alright in the end! Also, the gifs of Se-hee crying? I CANNOT DEAL WITH THAT YET.

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MAH BOYS HUHU

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    I always get surprised when I see Jinwoo’s rapping parts in any compilation- cuz he is quite good at it! I guess all YG artists are trained to rap and sing- and he always practices more than others.. Plus he has some swag up there on stage which he never has in regular broadcasts!

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      I hadn’t seen him rapping before somehow. I love that even their resident cutie has lots of swag, but hey, you can’t survive in YG without it haha. It’s amazing how full of surprises Jinwoo is.

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        The swag needs to be let out sometimes!! But then again, maybe he can only show it on solo performances because it doesn’t really go with the image WINNER is projecting. Aaaaaaa, I need a comeback!

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          Yasss I so want to see more of that swag! They always show plenty of dork-swag, but I want to see more of their cool-swag too lol. I really miss Winner’s exit:e era, but I also really want to see them do a true hiphop comeback. They do it so well, but they haven’t had a chance to show it yet.
          *starts chanting* comeback, comeback, comeback 😛
          *they did two already this year tho so not complaining*

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        True that! 😀

        And re. Hoon and Mino singing.. I am not gonna be singing praises either. There are times/songs where their voices really sound perfect but not always. (Mino belting out “aaaaa-island” in ep1 of YoF and the quick caption “he is a rapper” comes to mind :P)

        Though I do think that vocals can rap with comparatively more ease than the other way round..

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          (hahahahah that “aaaaa-island” moment made me cringe so hard with secondhand embarrassment! :P)

          Mmmh yeah that might be true. I mean, Hongki raps decently as well for instance. But then there’s some who just have no feel for it. Like Minhyun who so badly wants to be a rapper, but always ends up sounding ridiculous and funny 😂
          Maybe it has to do with the fact that rappers often have a more husky and deep tone? And most kpop songs are written for tenors (and high-singing tenors at that), so it’d be harder for them to practice with kpop songs. Although tbh guys like Mino and JR might never be good singers even if they got proper vocal training with deeper songs LOL.
          But there are a lot of really bad idol rappers, bc rapping is much more than people seem to think and proper, good rapping is super rare, but it can also be harder to spot a bad rapper than a bad singer, so maybe it’s just that people are easier impressed with vocalists rapping than with rappers singing?
          *doesn’t know anything anymore* *made herself all confused now* *HALP*

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            *there there* *everything will be all right* *is kinda confused too* *hugs* *:P*
            *understood what you said above though* *don’t have much to add to it* *except that I guess one really can’t make generalizations with anything*

            But would still say Mino has his moments- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzA_ix-LW_A
            Some of these are actually rap-singing but he can sing well at times..

            *I am impressed by really small things sometimes and at other times brilliant things fail to impress* *depends on my mood and whether I like the person I am supposed to be impressed by* *so rappers singing and singers rapping works for me at times* *dunno what I am saying anymore though* *this is whoopeeyo’s wall though* *let’s do our usual rambling elsewhere* 😉

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            But I’m enjoying this!!! I love notifications! Hahaha

            And I agree with everything both of you said. Especially @obsessedmuch‘s thing about being impressed by little things and not by some brilliant things. Hahaha! MY BIAS IS SO STRONG

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          Mmm yeah, Mino does have his moments.

          Oh, yeah, right, sorry Whoopee! We’ll go ramble on somewhere else so you don’t drown in notifs haha 😛

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          The “aaaa-island” had me in stitches HAHAHA

          Like @kaybee though, I think rapping still requires innate swag. I mean, it’s not easy and I find that I don’t know things technically but there are some ways of rapping that don’t click with me.

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            I had a tiny panic attack when he belted that out and then the captions came out and I literally snorted! 😂

            It’s funny though uz I would never have guessed Jinwoo to have even an iota of that swag but here I am loving his rapping! 😛

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            It does require some innate swag 😎 But also a certain understanding of rhythm, pitch, proper diction, feeling, a good tone, a sense of flow and preferably an ability to write one’s own lyrics and play around with words. It’s not just “talking fast” as so many think, it’s a specific art form that requires practice and talent just like singing, dancing, drawing or anything else.

            Yay! Glad you like getting notifs haha, some beanies get exhausted when we forget and ramble on their posts lol, poor things, so I’m always happy when someone likes it and rambles along with us 😛

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    I love Winner, I really do, but Hoon and Mino’s singing is honestly really questionable LOL. Jinwoo and Yoon rapping on the other hand is definitely better than what most actual idol rappers sound like 😛 YG has such a bias for rapping lol.

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      HAHAHA

      I was actually laughing while watching Mino cover Eyes, Nose, Lips. Their singing parts in Fool were good but that song plays to their abilities. Hahaha!

      But I still think they can sing, just, only certain songs would fit them. Hahaha!

      But Jinwoo rapping is so surprising and good too! That was the main draw of the vid for me too.

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        Fool is a good song and Yoon did great in managing to write something easy and fitted to their extremely limited vocal range (if you can call it that lol), but they still go off pitch a lot when singing it live, especially Hoon. But it’s cute to watch them try haha 😛 And they do really try their best and work hard at it, I just hope Yoon will start writing more rap-heavy songs so Mino can shine more and more choreo so Hoon can show off heh.

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So this is what they were doing in the studio! (Also, I need subs for the drama huhuhu)

https://twitter.com/YG_WINNER/status/933862452696989696

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    Yes most probably!
    This is gonna be awesome!
    And yes, waiting for the subs too!

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