Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Hi beanies, I’m sorry I missed all the Love, February love. I feel unsafe on DB with all the bots running wild, and @azzo1’s discovery that someone shared her stories on another platform made me retreat permanently from the fanwall (yeah, I’m paranoid, but this place is public so I have a reason to be). I’m still watching dramas but you won’t see me around as much. Let’s say I’m going abroad and this is episode 15. Maybe I’ll be back after a time skip fixes everything.

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    I feel sad now. You’ll be missed, come back soon!

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    take care & don’t catch a drama slump virus ^^’

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      Thanks! I will try to avoid the slump. I can always rewatch Arsenal Military Academy 😅

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    🙁 I understand, Toki, but I would hate to lose contact with you. I know this is probably getting annoying at this point but if you would like to join our Discord chat group, we would still love to have you. People can only join and look at it if someone gives them a specific link (which expires in 24 hours) so it’s more private than DB.

    Just thought I would mention it! I’ll miss you!

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      Many thanks Mindy for the kind invitation, but I’m trying to spend less time online anyway. Keep the Min Ki love strong. Fighting!

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    Noooooo. I’ll miss you! I just try not to share much personal information. The bots seem to be more under control some days than others.

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      They do… to be honest it’s a combination of that anxiety over security and disappointment in the way DB has seemingly abandoned us to the bots. There is little interesting content nowadays, recaps are posted too late for me to care to comment, and I need to sift through spam to find fanwall posts. I’ll miss beanies but I’m tired of this situation. We had fun though. Island parties and Magic Horse memes… Errand Boy saga and gender mix ups… lots of memories.
      *plays CLOY IU OST*😢

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    We’ll miss you.

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      I’ll miss you too. Thanks for your consistently friendly attitude. 🤗

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    We’ll miss seeing you! I’ll miss your wit, poetry, and just plain niceness around here!

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      Thanks Ally for thinking I’m nice. I do try to be nice and polite online, even if I’m quite the tsundere in real life. 😂 Ah, poetry. I’ll try to pick up writing again. Hugs.

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    Nooo 😔 but is that why azzo deleted her stories? That’s absolutely frightening. :/ Suddenly I’m feeling conscious too

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      It is. Good luck with the applications weather reporter nim, and I hope you’re enjoying the BTS comeback. I LOVED Black Swan. 😊

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I hope DB plans to find someone to fill in for @mary soon! Bots are invading the fanwall. 😱😱
She was one of the most active minion on the site and I’m missing her terribly.

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In my experience most dramas seem to go downhill or become boring in the last third, but PSYCHOPATH DIARY actually got better! I really enjoyed episodes 12-15. Payback felt good, Dong-shik style.
*insert LOOKOUT OST*

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    Looking forward to catching up with the last few episodes over the weekend. Yay, payback! 💪

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    Additional like for Lookout OST!

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The devil in his lair (complete with horns and red outfit) and the miserable angel fallen from grace. Even if nobody knows the truth, the camera does.

#PsychopathDiaryEp12

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    Well, isn’t that heavy handed symbolism precious.

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      I don’t think it was heavy-handed. I almost missed it. But precious, yes. It also makes the villain look ridiculous for once, which is satisfying.

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        As always in kdramas, the character’s hair tells us a lot about them.

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Gu Beanies, we have a new member of the AMA club. My sister texted me with 3 points:
1) OMG I LOVE THIS DRAMA!!!
2) The main guy is soooo handsome!
3) So how did she pass the medical exam? 🙈🙈

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    heol~ hehe x)

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    Haha yayy! Regarding the third one, we’ll never know and she won’t mind not knowing it ever in a while 😉

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    Amazing!!!! Send us our “welcome to the cult” greeting with 😘😘!

    Regarding #3 – Tell her some science cannot explained. Like Gu gravity or Xie med test 😅

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    Did he try to wink/blink with one eye, but he failed?

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    Welcome welcome welcome~~~! Can’t wait for her to reach ep23

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      She’ll be there in no time. She’s currently on episode 16 and ranting because she found the deleted dance scene on YouTube. 😂😂

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        We feel your pain! 😆😆 What a happy feeling to watch AMA for the first time!

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          Ahhhhhhh~ I still remember that time yes. And my second time… and my third time.. and my… yeah! 😅

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        Well!!! That’s my forever wound that can never be healed. I deeply understand the rant 😭😭

        Omg already at episode 16 in just few days. Your sister indeed is a binge watcher! A beanie at heart 💘

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Gearing up for my “Love, February” post on Yoon Shi Yoon @msrabbit. We even have the same outlook on dating 😂😂😂 https://www.soompi.com/article/1376622wpp/yoon-shi-yoon-talks-about-fond-memories-from-2-days-1-night-thoughts-on-dating-and-more

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I convinced my sister to try ARSENAL MILITARY ACADEMY. It’s her first cdrama.

She watched Ep. 1 on the TV with the rest of the family commenting from behind the sofa.

Gif credit: @azzo1

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    hehe yay for more AMA love 🙂

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    Hmmmmm. That’s that mean the entire family is watching AMA and that you’re rewatching AMA? On a bigger screen this time? 🤣🤣🤣

    It’s a pity Viki screwed up the timing of subs after episode 21 ish and hasn’t fixed it. 😡 I wish Viki care about AMA. Their subs had been a mess from Day 1. Now that they removed those annoying special characters in the subs, the timing is completely off!

    Hope your sister will enjoy it to the end! 😘

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      Typo – Does** that mean…

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      Hehe, I’m not at home so I can’t rewatch it with her.

      Hehe, my whole family is kind of watching it too. They stand behind the sofa looking scandalized or confused and make comments like “What in the world is this?” “The intro looks like a kpop video.” My dad said he wants to know what happens, but he doesn’t want to sit down and watch with her LOL.

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    This was my first Cdrama, too! I hope she loves it as much as we did 😂❤

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I was watching the abandoned hospital scene while hiding behind my pillow, when my empty water bottle fell down with a clang. I silently screamed, if that’s a thing. 😱😱

#PsychoDiaryEp8
#whyIdon’twatchcrimedramas

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    I watched 4 thriller/horror/fantasy shows in the last 2 weeks and have had trouble sleeping each night I watched them.
    I relate to your scaredy-cat reaction.
    *beanie hugs*

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      Thanks for the hugs! What’s funny is that Dong-Shik screamed at the same time I did because he thought he felt a mouse brush against him. We’re both scaredy cats. 😂😂

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        You don’t happen to keep a diary and is secretly a psychopath, do you? 😉

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          I tried to keep a diary but I never got beyond the first page, much like Dong-shik in 2011… fortunately I can prove where I was in 2011.

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PSYCHO DIARY Ep. 8

This drama is crazy, switching instantly from creepy killers to hero falling down a manhole. 🙈🤣

Also. Thug bro who thinks Dong Shik is Batman needs to be protected.

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    Thug bro remains the most adorable, loyal baby throughout the show.

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My New Year philosophy statement, courtesy of Bok Soo, credits to https://www.toopics.com/tag/songseungho



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I started 2019 with Bok-soo and I’m going to finish it with him: he’s the sun okay? We can’t dispute the fact that he brings sunshine whenever he smiles.

Happy New Year beanies!

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Ok, I’m glad I caught up with STOVE LEAGUE because this show is piping hot now! This is the first time I’ve seen mandatory military service treated with all its problematic aspects in a drama.

Show, I take it back. I love you.


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    It just keeps getting better. Also, I’m glad they drafted him, because he’s not exactly difficult to watch.

    But on a more serious note, I also like how they are not simplifying the military service problem. His situation was/is complicated by multiple factors, and public opinion will want to paint it as a black and white issue when it’s anything but.

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      Yeah I want to see what they do about that the next episode. Sadly they had only one episode this week and I have to wait another week.

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        I looked for Episode 6 today and there was none. 😭😭😭

        I was really irritated by that last question at the press conference: “Couldn’t he apologise to the Korean public by enlisting now?” Lady, he’s not even Korean! It was like she hadn’t listened to previous answers and just wanted to get done dirt on him. Ugh. I was so mad.

        I know the issue is really sensitive and important for SK, so I admire the show for tackling this in such a nuanced way. I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to see what happens.

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    Was not feeling this drama at first, but it’s getting good now!

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Me trying to understand the baseball stuff and follow the workplace corruption at the same time. #HotStoveLeagueEp3-4

But never mind. A story about corruption can still be interesting! *gasp*

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    Yeah the whole thing is very interesting. The whole show is so good. I seem to be also getting most of the baseball stuff.

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I just watched STAR WARS IX at the cinema. My Reylo ship played with my feelings more than a kdrama. 😱 My neck hurts now from the whiplash. @hotcocoagirl have you seen it?

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    Adam Driver is crazy good here, isn’t he??? His voice is one of the most unique voices in Hollywood right now. There’s so many layers to it. I saw is on Thursday after work. I really wasn’t that impressed by it, but it was fun for my kids. The LEGO club on my city had all these Star Wars LEGO displays out and all these people (cosplayers) dressed up and you cold get pics with them which was pretty amazing.

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      He’s not really handsome in my opinion, but his eyes and voice blow me away. He looked so lost and afraid most of the time. 😭

      I enjoyed it but there are things that could have been done better. The plot went at such lightspeed pace that they didn’t stop to let the big moments sink in, and well, let the actors act.

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    I’ve not seen it yet! I’m afraid for my ship…

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This is the sweetest Hyun Bin character I’ve seen yet, and he even plays the piano 😭😭❤️. That is all.

~Crash Landing Ep. 3

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    RIIIIIIIIIGHT 😭❤

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    He is isn’t he? So so so sweet, it’s so dangerous to my fragile heart, am barely holding on. Wonder this is why he always acted as the arrogant adorable jerk.

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No gurl, I’m pretty sure Hyun Bin is the one who plays the piano, which makes me stupidly happy.
@yyishere maybe I should consider a cameo in this? XD

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    Eeerrr don’t forget your grand baby 😏

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      Of course. What can I say? Men in uniform who play pianos in random places like track fields or North Korea villages are my weakness.

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    Oh, interesting. For some reason I assumed the music belonged to the dead brother. But we do know that HB can play 😁!

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      It’s possible…. I assumed he studied music because if the application form that slipped out of a book, but that’s just my speculation.

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        Oh, of course! He’s really a great artist who had to go to the Army to replace his brilliant soldier brother, you’re right! (I’m getting the brother worked in here by hook or by crook 😂)

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          Oh, yes, especially if the brother is Ha Suk Jin! I wouldn’t mind it both brothers are pianists LOL

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I’m watching BICHEONMU/DANCE IN THE SKY (2008). So it’s set in 13th century (?) China but they all speak Korean. (My brain keeps expecting them to speak in Chinese, help).
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Anyway, onto more important matters
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@egads does this elf dude look familiar?

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This must be the power of ARSENAL MILITARY ACADEMY love. 😂😂😂😂
Thanks for the upvotes @kudoran!

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    LMAO!!!!!!! Omg I am having a hard time accessing DB through my phone all day!! I get redirected to some virus/ad pages on both safari and chrome app! I think DB has banned me for non-stop AMA spazzing lol. I cleared my cache and still getting redirected. Asked some beanies and apparently I’m the only one having problems with it ATM! 😭

    When I finally got in I was welcomed by love notifs from Kudo too 🤣🤣🤣🤣 thanks for backtracking Kudo! Happy Birthday! 😘😘 I will backtrack all your replies when DB stops redirecting me to virus pages on my phone!

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      it was done with lots of pleasure 😀
      also I’m on my laptop for backtracking all notif, don’t know how someone could do that on phone O_o

      Happy Bday to you two <3 x)

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        It’s def easy for me to use phone navigating db and other sites, but Augh I don’t know what’s going on with my access to db. I’m using my laptop now to reply and browse DB and there’s no redirecting issues. Still have this issue when I use my phone. And this only happens with DB. Any other site netizenbuzz or pannchoa work fine!

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          I couldn’t log in for a long time on DB with my phone, I gave up trying to do so long time ago (read > 1.5 year ^^’ )

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      I was also experiencing the same thing when I was trying to access DB via my phone 🤨🤨🧐🧐 So you’re not alone!! Hopefully it’s just a glitch and it will be fixed by morning 😊😊😊

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    Got roughly around the same notifs too! Thanks @kudoran! Still haven’t gone through your wall yet but I will be there soon, you’ve been warned 😉

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I’m watching The Mandalorian @kiara! On episode 3 and baby Yoda is the cutest.

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    here is the thing. I have never seen a single Star Wars movie. None of them. Everything I need to know about Star Wars I learned in one glorious episode of Muppet Babies in like 1989 or something. I know that Yoda is a Star Wars—thing. I dont know what he is. Why he is. Why he speaks the way he does. Nothing. I know that there’s a hilarious song on Youtube were Yoda is in a backpack and is attacked by Seagulls.
    None of those things have EVER made me come close to wanting to watch Star Wars. Like I said. Everything I need to know I learned in a glorious episode of Muppet Babies in ’89.
    Baby Yoda?
    Baby Yoda is THE CUTEST FREAKING THING THESE 4 EYES HAVE EVER BEHELD. I want ALL of the Baby Yoda merch. I want to cuddle Baby Yoda. I want to coo at and sing songs to and twirl Baby Yoda. I am full scale, high key 100% smitten with Baby Yoda as Baby Yoda is the cutest mother effer on the planet. And if there are not at least 15 Baby Yoda’s on my doorstep next Halloween I am kicking every non-baby yoda I see.
    All of this to say, if you WANT to put more Baby Yoda gifs on the wall….that seems appropriate.

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    Yay!
    Funny thing is he could be older than Mando but he’ll always be the baby lol.

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I finished THE CROWNED CLOWN, after having it on hold at episode 13 for the whole year. @ndlessjoie, be proud of me. When all is said it done, I guess the ending could have been worse.
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No, it was even more ridiculous than I imagined, but I kept telling myself that this is fiction. In any case, it’s a bean.

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    I personally loved the drama and think it was excellently done. But I thought the ending is where the drama really faltered. I was really disappointed how they handled the ending 😕

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      I think it started faltering with the plot twist, but I could still understand the story it was trying to tell.. until the end, where it decided to give us a tropey romantic ending. 🙈

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    You did it! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Yes, that last hour was beyond ridiculous. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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    I have the tendency to erase Kdrama endings from my mind, especially really sloppy ones… what happened again? Oh no, don’t tell me. I don’t need cringey flashbacks.

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    OOph you brave soul.
    The mere mention of this drama still enrages me on like three levels, physical, emotional and spiritual and I have since knighted it King of the Endosolistration Club.
    If you want my rants/essay let me know lol.

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      For me it wasn’t as enraging as it was boring (after the plot twist). It had a tendency to put me to sleep with all the staring and dramatic slow motion.

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        I can’t stand episode 14 for metaphysical and moral reasons, but also the whole thing is a sham in terms of writing. It did indeed get super boring after episode 8.

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          *sigh* I think I dozed through most of episode 14. Is it the one where nobody thinks of just beheading Minister Shin and he gets to do as a he pleases from his prison cell?

          For me the end of episode 15 was the pinnacle of ridiculousness. I think I laughed out loud at the open air circus trial. Has anyone ever walked into a palace with a hostage and forced a king to have a trial? I mean, WHAT?

          Anyway, I thought it was poetic justice that Secretary Lee died branded a traitor while killing royalty for a second time, but the drama painted that as a noble sacrifice to save the Clown. “I’m so happy to die your faithful servant”. I can’t. *runs away screaming*

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            Episode 14 was the one where they say that Haksan is forgiven because he was a product of his circumstances (but the King wasn’t) and that he couldn’t help/ didn’t have a choice but to kill the King or some such utter bullshit.

            Yi Heon was my favourite character, and Jingoo played him phenomenally. To see him killed once physically and then twice thematically on top of that and rendered into nothing more than a plot device for the Clown’s fake righteous story, pissed me off.
            You can’t just ignore the implications of someone like Yi Heon as a character in favour of pushing your twisted world view.
            It made me sick, and not in the least because it is horrible writing.
            But uh… yeah: http://www.dramabeans.com/members/sicarius/activity/734770/

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            @sicarius Thanks for the link! I think I read the same ideas in the comments section of the final recap? But it’s nice to see it all in one essay.

            Re. episode 14: Ah yes, that scene where Haksan cries and swears to be loyal, and bows, and the Clown says it’s all forgiven because he suffered so much being a lonely king-killer, and bows too. *rolls eyes* Seriously, the way this show handled treason was abysmal. I don’t even know what message it was trying to send. Rice tax law must be passed at any costs?

            Anyway, you’d better get back to NO SECOND CHANCES. I may join you if nothing else catches my attention.

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            Yes I posted the same essay in the recap haha.

            Such a lonely king killer I’m supposed to give a shit about mmmm yes…
            The way the show handled EVERYTHING was abysmal, and whilst I don’t know clearly the message it was trying to send, I know it was a broken one.

            Yes I better before I turn into a writing hissing dragon ready to set TCC on fire again. lol

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