Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Update on Wind Skills.

Did SQUALLY and WILD today. Binnie couldn’t stop blushing.

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Another selfie. Don’t hate me, guys. I can’t help the way I look.

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    😱 We can’t possibly hate such a gorgeous and committed wind.

    Is this the tree where she crashlanded on him? 😉

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      The shadowy figure is Binnie. We are having a moment. 😁😁

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        Did the drama change genres? I thought it was a romantic comedy? This looks a little .. creepy!

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    I love your tree sculpture! It must’ve taken years to bend the tree like that.

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      Hm. Is that sarcasm I detect in your praise? It was ME bending the tree. It took me an hour to bend it like that. After I was done, it went back the way it was. Straight. And why am I even telling you this? I could be sued. I signed a No Disclosure agreement FYI.

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    Whatever you do, don’t mess up Binnie’s hair!!

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      Binnie’s hair isn’t very pretty, sad to say, in the pics I’ve seen. I much preferred his hair in Alhambra. Binnie’s hair looks…strange, but then maybe we would have more in common then, since I am a STRANGE WIND.

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    You have Wonderful sculpting skills! The art director should have Bonnie grow his hair out and let you wind sculpt it.

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      Yes, I think blowing his hair around should be your first duty!

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        @hebang @bbstl Did you hear that? It’s the sound of me rattling your shutters…yeah, I was so touched I blew all the way to your windows to cry.

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          Awwww! I knew I heard something. Now, don’t exhaust yourself before the drama starts, take care of your health!

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          Interestingly, the wind DID rattle my shutters just now!

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    We know, we don’t hate you because you’re beautiful!

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      I know I am, but it still feels good to hear you say it. *BLUSHES*

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Sharing my selfie. On set, working hard, as you can see. @ndlessjoie @wishfultoki @bbstl @msrabbit @hebang @azzo1 @pakalanapikake @leetennant the rope.

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Omg. Just watched Extraordinary You. Please, I need to discuss Episide 9….scroll down for my post…

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    So what has got me all excited…

    1. Kyung is in the Flower manga. Basically playing the same rich, arrogant asshole. Not sure whether he’s engaged to Danoh, but he is superior to Haru. Haru is possibly his underling, in the dark over his roots. But Danoh wants to marry him tomorrow, so this means she’s free to marry, unlike the present manga, and Kyung refers to her as someone’s daughter, not my betrothed. I was waiting for him to say My betrothed, but he didn’t, so phew.

    2. The old manga ends in tragedy. I’m thinking Kyung stepped in, and married Danoh forcibly, and Danoh and Haru take their own lives, like Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers.

    3. Their story spills over to the present manga, because their love is so strong it has created waves, and threatens to disrupt the Candy leads in the present manga.

    4. Juda seems so badass in the dark room. She howled with rage, and threw off her shoe. She looked angry and frustrated. She likes Dohwa. I think she is self aware, but she’s keeping quiet about it.

    5. Saemi senses Juda’s not as sweet and innocent as she looks. From Saemi’s eyes and mouth, Juda comes off as a cunning, manipulative girl. Saemi says Juda engineered the kiss with Namju..I was shocked, then thrilled…so excited about this reveal.

    6. Saemi reveals that she saw Namju first…and sincerely likes him… hm…Namju is so cheesy and keeps sprouting those cheesy lines with a blank face, and acting cool…he got the three stooges to design the love stage for Juda. Hilarious. And i hope Saemi gets Namju, and that Namju becomes self- aware fast.

    7. Kyung’s younger brother definitely knows what’s going on.

    8. Dried Squid is a nice guy. He was there in the first manga omg, and he knows tragedy is in store. He just wants to avert it. Such a terrific actor, he switches from menacing to sad in a minute.

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      #2/3. Interesting theory. I think BK ended up killing someone due to his rage. May be Dan Oh?
      BecAuse his character is written that way and he behaves that way.

      #4 I think she is playing both men. Ah she is keeping her options open. I don’t think she likes either of the boys.

      SaeMi is a bully and so is NamJu. They both deserve each other.

      #7. Boy is self aware. I think he is trying to protect BK because he knows what happened in Flower. Back to my theory, BK killed someone in rage and cutie bro remembers it.

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        I am with you on #2/3. It parallel with Dan Oh dying in Secret.

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        Flower definitely had a tragic ending but I’m not sure if it’s Baek Kyung who killed Dan-oh. I don’t why but I keep thinking Nam-ju’s mother has to do something with it, Jin Mi-chae recognized her so it means she’s from Flower as well. She could be someone who wanted Dan-oh killed, and, okay, this is so far-fetched but humor me for a minute.. what if Haru was her spy and she ordered him to do it for her.. why, I don’t know either!

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          Also, if the above theory is wrong (which it most probably is), and Baek Kyung is the one to kill Dan-oh, does it mean there was a sword-fight between him and Haru, and Haru got that scar from trying to save Dan-oh from Baek Kyung’s blade?

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            Omg. The scar. Yes, you could be right. And the mother, too. She is scary. I hope Kyung doesn’t kill Danoh. It would be too sad. They look beautiful in their robes though, especially Haru.

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          Completely forgot about the mother. Yeah, she is not good news.
          I wonder if JuDa remembers her fate from another drama and hence is cautious about liking Nam Ju.

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      5. Either it is the usual dialogue that we get in every drama from second lead villain girl to candy
      OR
      if we believe juda was self aware since the beginning, then what does that tell about the whole 9 episodes we watched..
      she probably is THE first character to be self aware

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      Not sure about #8. If his objective is to prevent tragedy then why so secretive? And he keeps sprouting things I don’t like to hear, “Whaever the writer plans always happens.”

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        I think it’s because he’s been in so many of the writer’s works that he knows at the end it all carries out the way the writer wants, the fates can’t be changed so he just wants to save them the heartache from failing to do so!

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          How does keeping mum save them from heartache? Ignorance is a bliss theory? But they know something is going on already. Whg not spill the beans and figure this out together?

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            I think Jin Mi-chae might have tried and failed, or have seen characters fail at changing their fates and that’s why he doesn’t want them messing up with the stage, or else how would he know about the “consequences and the punishments” if he hasn’t witnessed it 1sthand!

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            But that’s a bit counterproductive now, isn’t it? Because they didn’t know, now Haru is trying hard to change things (previously Dan Oh). Everything will get more messed up.

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      4. I wonder why Ju Da is keeping it a a secret even though she must know by now that Do Hwa is self-aware too.

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        I think she’s only becoming self aware now. I don’t know really. She just seems to know so much more than she lets on. Like the scene she stood and watched Dohwa in the bakery. I feel like she likes Dohwa but can’t make up her mind.

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          Or disappointed that he gave up so quickly??

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          Yes I get that impression from her too. Maybe she, like Squid Fairy, remembers the tragedy of the past manhwa ( I wonder who she was if she was in it) and doesnβ€˜t want to see it repeated so she plays along the candy part.

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Just watched the latest episode of Extraordinary You. I think it’s my favourite episode so far. I cried at the end. My poor heart hurts so much. And Juda’s smirk sent chills down my spine…

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    I sat up in my chair at the smirk. Is Joo Da a Candy Errand Girl?

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      I thought it was Errand Girl, to be honest. *gulp*

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    I want her Shadow personality to be antagonistic. That will be such a great twist.

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      She looked SAVAGE. I had a new respect for her, just like that.

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      And every time Namju talks, it’s so cheesy, and he deivers it with such a straight face I laugh my head off. I feel he’s becoming self aware. And he had his first scene with Danoh, how cool was that.

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        I feel like I’m watching an old school drama every time he talks 😂😂😂

        I never realised that this is the first time they had a solo scene together until you pinpointed it :O She’s always together with the other boys, I hadn’t thought it was strange that she never had one with him before 😂

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Guys, check out this sizzling OTP.

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The preview for Extraordinary You, epusides 13 – 14. Translation provided by @azzo1. Scroll below…

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    Dan-oh: are you saying that Haru disappeared beacuse of me?
    – Even when Haru’s disappeared, the world goes on like nothing happened!
    -How could this happen?

    Baek Kyung: Things that made no sense kept happening!
    -Whatever he did for you, I can keep doing that now!
    Dan-oh: Haru is the only one who could!
    Baek Kyung: you can’t do anything but stay by my side, like now!
    Dan-oh: that’s because it’s my set-up!
    Baek Kyung: I’m the one who can change your fate, he isn’t!

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      Thank you!

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        Thank you, @azzo1 for your awesome translating skills. No wonder Oppa loves you. 😍😍😍😍

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      OMG thanks for this!

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      Also doesn’t it end with her saying, “Haru has returned”?

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        Yes, she also says she’s dying, just wanted to do a quick Dan-oh/ Baek Kyung back and forth translation because beanies were asking!

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          She’s dying? Omigod….noooooooo

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            They keep reminding us that she is running out of time.. that’s why she’s trying so hard to change her fate.

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    @mayhemf @msrabbit @azzo1 @13infamyss @chasingbears @gadis @sensationalfantasy @sicarius @kurama @frabbycrabsis @wishfultoki @chasingbears @choijunu @samurai @wapzy @alessar @rueffie @turtuallysarcastic

    So now they’re turning him into a jerk who’s FORCING the girl he loves to be with him???? They keep swinging to and fro with his character, it’s like they can’t decide whether to make him good or bad, or just plain confused. Seriously, writer, you’re making me roll my eyes. And here I was, thinking I’m watching an enlightened new drama….sigh…

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      I hope it’s just the editing of the preview and not the actual reality we’ll be facing next week 🤨

      I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt (ack, will I eat my words later on?!) and say that he’s probably experiencing some culture shock since his character is used to Danoh’s character falling all over him. But hopefully once he adjusts to the fact that everything is being controlled by the writer, he’ll simmer down a bit and grow out of this whole temper thing. I HOPE that regardless of whatever he might feel for Danoh, he’ll put that aside and focus on the bigger issue of helping her!!

      (Please, Writer, don’t let me down after I’ve defended you 😂)

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      Mmmmhmmm
      It’s not enlightened; It’s just hiding behind it’s gimmick.
      It looks smart but it’s not and any closer inspection of the plot and characters reveals this pretty easily.
      His character was all over the place in 6, the analysis of which I will save for the recap, but basically the writing of this show is clunky and Baek Kyung is the biggest example of this.

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        Because it’s confusing me. One minute he’s nice to Haru…Haru asks where are your friends? Or smthing like that, and Kyung answers, They’re not really my friends. So I’m like, um, okay. Then why have I been led to believe that A3 is your close clique of friends??? Okay, next. He seems to like Haru, so I’m like, aw, he’s nice. And then he ignores him at the party. What????? And the worse, the absolute worst is the end, where he gives that twisted little smirk, and it seems to imply that he, Kyung, had ORCHESTRATED HARU’S DISAPPEARANCE AND I’M SO ANNOYED AND CONFUSED I’M WRITING THIS IN CAPSSSSS!!!!!

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      I think he’s gonna remain bad for good now… πŸ™

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      It was never an enlightened drama. They used precisely the same tropes they made fun of, & not in a self aware way.
      A lot of writing in this drama hasn’t been consistent, BK being just one of them. Is he a slave to his set up or more than his stage? Is he evil or pitiful? In ep 6 he went from acting aware & like a jerk (his field bench convo with Haru) to touching & warm(the concern line with EDO in nurse bed), all in the shadow scenes . The inconsistency cannot be excused by stage & shadows anymore, & it’s more than confusion of becoming aware.
      I dislike BK not because of his abusive traits, but because he’s a prime example of bad writing.

      Other examples of bad writing & how not enlighted this drama is :-
      1) The rules for self awareness & change to the manhwa aren’t explained. They’ve inserted Haru a a magical character without any explanations.
      2) Using plot devices like sudden wind,sunlight to emphasise things important & relevant to our MC’s. *Insert EDO rant about sunlight & twinkle being only for the main characters*
      3)Using stereotypical devices like characters that are set up as foil to each other without any reason as to why they should act so. Candy JD vs Used to be candy EDO, BK as guy that goes awry post awakening vs Haru that tries to do “good”. Fairy too had been set up as antithesis of Haru – he exists to stop them.
      Outside of Secret manhwa, in EY show context too we don’t get to find out the purpose or back story or aim or personality of these characters because it doesn’t progress the story of EDO that the show writers want to tell.
      It’s all incredibly shallow. Enlightenment where.

      Haru also from wonder & figuring out the world & how he can do things to just being adept at all academics(except English cz 🙄) noble arts & sports just to show us how he’s from a joseon mahwa.
      You don’t go from figuring out hand eye coordination & strength issues straight to being an ace at physical activities.

      There’s no logical progression so how can there be enlightenment?

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      Maybe he really does like her and is still a bad guy.

      I hope he has a redemption in part because the actor is so dynamic. He and our lead actress, to me, steal all the scenes they are in.

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      Hum… I think Baek Kyung doesn’t how to love and express himself. He lost his mother when he was young and his father is a jerk. He’s just full of anger. And because of the stage/shadow, he is pretty confused. Dan-oh, Haru and Do-Hwa didn’t help him with their comments. But I think the most your character had importance in the story, the most you will be the same in Shadow. Do Hwa is not so different except he doesn’t like cringy things :p
      In the trailer, Baek Kyung seems to be kind with Dan-Oh, he has 10 years of bad behavior to compensate for. I hope he will have his redemption but for the couple, I’m in the team Dan-Oh and for now she never shows any interest for him in the Shadow.

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      Yeah. I wrote a long post (which I didn’t post) about why BK’s character is terribly written by the writers. Both webtoon writer and drama writer.
      It is so inconsistent.
      He has so much potential but instead they just write him conveniently to suit the plot.
      Assuming he was all over the place because of the confusion I hope there is some consistency when he becomes aware.

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    I can’t help but think about what happened when Kyung stepped off the stage when he was thrown out of the car. He must have run all the way to get to the theatre. He was out of breath and dishevelled. My favourite parts were all Kyung’s. When he said, “I don’t even know why I’m so concerned over you.” When he cried. Oh, God, it broke my heart. Kyung scowling, frowning, sneering, smirking…all got me…and Kyung crying totally undeed me. And that ending…just brilliant, it left me gasping… Kyung KNOWS. OMG. Can he be the lead already. BECAUSE I HAVE IT SO BAD FOR HIM.

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      Logical Ssong: I can see at that moment in the theater that Kyung tried to run and to meet Danoh and I feel so bad for him too given his circumstances (but it’s not a pass for him to manhandle Danoh ALL THE TIME). Now that Kyungie is aware, we can finally see him do things that are outside of his character which involves actually taking care of Danoh. No matter how much he hates sick people (because of his mom) it’s not a pass for him to mistreat Danoh like that.

      Ssong that is a Lee Jae-wook stan: OMG THE MICRO EXPRESSIONS LJW DOES WHEN HE IS ANGRY (as always) WERE REALLY GOOD. The confusion, the sadness, the heartbreak, THOSE SMIRKS THAT KILLED ME SEVERAL TIMES TODAY just proves that he can totally do anything. Can we have Kyung actually being nice to Danoh? PLEASE LET HIM BE HIMSELF. LET KYUNG BE A PUPPY.

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        The writer totally has it in for Kyung, doesn’t he? He’s like the biggest jerk that ever lived. And even in the shadow, he’s still nasty and jealous. But I am so rivetted. I keep waiting for him to redeem himself. And in that last scene, I’m suddenly thinking, Omg. Don’t tell me he knew earlier, right about the time the photo started fading, and his name tag started blurring…that was when he became aware. Please don’t make him Evil Kyung. Jerk Kyung is already awful, but Evil Kyung would totally break my heart.

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          Kyung definietly gets better once he became aware in the webtoon so I hope it happens so fast in the drama that I will forget what he did on the first 6 episodes HAHAHAHAHA (I’m looking at you, Romi, from A moment at Eighteen).

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      *undid* , not undeed. Lolol. What am I thinking????

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      Baby – β€œshe’d even die for me if I’m a bit nicer to her”

      Stop this mindset, please. Don’t give her stress and verbal attacks and stop the hand grabbing so she’ll live longer.

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    I’m hyperventilating atm. Kyung knows!! Wow, just wow. We might get a whiplash next week when we meet a very different him. I’m wary about the Squid Guy, though. He seems to know in advance that Kyung is going to be the one awakened after Haru’s disappearance. I don’t like the calculative glint in his eyes when he said that out loud.

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      He is so creepy. And to think I found him so endearing at first.

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Omg. I am so in love with this show. Kyung is so hot. He sizzled in this episode. And that ending!!!!

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    I saw the last arc of the episode on a live stream. Even without subs, I screamed at the turn around of events! My extraordinary girl gets her love triangle tropey, my beautiful beau looks so good right next to my extraordinary girl, and my hottie bae looking hot as ever in black and while scowling.

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      Do you think she’s the lead now? The story’s suddenly flipped, and the leads are now in the shadow.

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    I didn’t get to watch yet, work’s been crazy *cries*

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    Poor Danoh, in the beginning she said she won’t love anymore and at the end, after 10 years, Baek Kyung accepts officialy her feelings… They’re not really synchro :p

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      But I’m wondering if all these will change her fate, and she won’t die after all, and if Kyung is actually helping her, by getting involved in the story. I feel like he’s a nice guy, beneath all that mean coldness. He’s being abused, and it’s a vicious cycle…I feel his character is so intriguing…and why is that Dried Squid guy so creepy? Who is he?

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        I don’t know, but the new manhwa “Flower” seems to have a role and Dried Squid is the only one who knows.

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@katakwasabi @hebang @msrabbit @sicarius

Guys, I caught Shadow. He was in my backyard all this time.

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    🤣🤣🤣🤣Thanks for making me ROTFL first thing in the morning, YY. But we still don’t know who Shadow is. Is that you doing a cameo? 😉

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IT’S ROOFTOP PARTY TIME, FOLKS!

EVERYONE IS INVITED, EVEN @egads, MY CREEPY NEIGHBOUR WHO STARES OUT HER WINDOW AND TALKS TO HERSELF. *SHIVERS*

PRESENTS TO BRING:
SSR, HYUN BIN & @azzo1 ‘s OPPA

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So do I continue, or abort my story? Will CH CEO be suspended forever in the garden? Will Candy be frozen forever, running?

DALGEON! LOOK AT THAT FACE! BECAUSE I AM HIM!

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    You’ll continue. You need to get into the loan shark office since you’re broke but you keep splurging on flight tickets to Morocco and damaging public property. 🤭

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    Candy pulls herself back from his cold hot embrace and says, “I just don’t think I’m that into you. Also I have my own house now, I don’t need yours.”
    And she turns and walks away, leaving him in a quagmire of conflicting emotions forever.

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      He’s a jerk. All cold, hot guys who kiss dumb Candy girls behind their fiancees’ backs are jerks. The dramas glamorise it, but it is cheating, no?

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        Yep. Making out like the fiancΓ© is a crazy beyatch is just a way of excusing male infidelity. Also, 9/10 times he’s leading the other women on because he likes the attention.

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      But I love your story, especially the cold, hot embrace…maybe, I should replace cold hot with lukewarm? Serves him right for her walking away. That lukewarm CEO deserves a slap for kissing, AND APOLOGISING FOR THE KISS! But, do you notice the jerk never apologises for kissing poor dumb Candy in dramas?

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        Have you seen Dramaworld? In that, they have an hilarious scene where the male lead has to apologise for something and is incapable of doing it. It’s very funny.

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          No, I haven’t. Lol. Apologising is something that is so foreign to the jerk drama hero. Cold hot jerks do not apologise. It riles me the way they let them get away with it. As if his cold hotness is an excuse for his jerk behaviour. Extraordinary You really drove the point in with Kyung’s portrayal…I could sense the writer of the drama’s frustration with the norm and typical jerk behaviour.

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      I can accept this ending. It is right and proper and just.

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      And one day as Candy girl is enjoying her first day off since forever on her rooftop, sipping strawberry milk, she looks to her left and sees … (insert ideal oppa here)
      [I think it is time to ditch the jerk and get yourself some second lead quality man!]

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    Congratulations Rooftop Room Dweller!!! How do you like your new dwellings? Too errand boy-girlish? 😆 😉 😜

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AHHHHHH! I AM A ROOFTOPER!!!!! AHHHHH! I COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT DAL GEON! I AM A DALGEON, AND DALGEONISING FLEW ME TO THE ROOFTOP!!!!? YAYYY!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, BEANIES!

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So I swooned over the latest episode of Extraordinary You, and it inspired the latest chapter of my story. It is really romantic. Scroll down, please…

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    “Are you feeling all right?” His eyes are concerned, his brow furrowed.

    “I just need some air.” I feel a bit sick. His scent is heady and spicy and masculine. It is making me giddy. The earthy, cloying smell of chicken feathers isn’t helping much, either.

    He has a firm arm around my shoulders.

    “Over here.” He leads me through the open sliding windows. People are gaping, but he ignores them. Victoria appears, and I shriek. She ignores me, and plants herself firmly in our path.

    “Where are you going?” Her face is grim.
    “She’s not feeling too good. I’m bringing her outside for some air.”

    I lift my face, and make a cut-throat gesture across my neck with my forefinger. She gasps, and I pretend to sway on my feet, he tightens his hold on me, and we brush past her. I turn back, and stick out my tongue, cutely, at her. She turns white. Don’t mess with me, Vic. I’ll ground you to a pile of designer dust.

    We are in the garden. It overlooks a pretty pond.

    “There is a seat just behind us,” he says. “Shall we sit for a while?” Dim light flickers over our heads and is reflected in the water.

    “Let’s just walk on,” I murmur coyly.

    It’s too near the ballroom. I need to get him somewhere dark and secluded, so that 1. Victoria can’t find us, and, 2. he can unleash the primal part of him, and give in to his lust – oops, love, I mean – for poor little me.

    We stroll on. The lighting is getting dimmer and dimmer. Yes!

    He looks sidelong at me and his dimple appears. Why haven’t I noticed it before? Though it is more a slight crease in his cheek than a dimple. It is more manly than a dimple. And the corner of his mouth lifts. He is happy, strolling into the unknown with me, a poor little innocent waif. I stifle a giggle. If he only knew.

    “There are lamps strung from some of the trees in the garden,” he says. His eyes are very dark. I think he wants to seduce me. He made up his mind the moment I said I wanted to stroll on. Aw. He’s so transparent.

    “It is lovely down there. Would you like to see?” He is staring at me. There is something in his eyes, something intense.

    Flutter, flutter.
    My Candy heart is pounding.

    “Are you sure you ought to go so far away from Victoria?” I ask, my eyes wide open. I am a cloud of Candy fluff. I am a pure little chicken. I am the dumbest chicken in the universe. I am about to step into the woods with a tall dark stranger. I almost want to do a high-five with him.

    He blinks. He has forgotten about boring old Victoria. Tsk tsk. How feckless. I almost laugh out loud.

    “You brought me out here and left her in the ballroom,” I remind him.

    My eyes are sad. I watch him carefully. He swallows.

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    “This is my own home. I will do as I wish.” He squares his shoulders. His face is mutinous. He has decided to put her out of his mind for a little dalliance with the dumb Candy. How utterly predictable. I almost snort, but change it at the last moment to a delicate little sneeze.

    “Are you cold?” he asks at once.
    “A little,” I lie, and let him pull me tighter into his side. He is feeling protective. It makes him feel like a hero. My lip curls a little. How typical.

    We descend the stone steps to another garden with lawns and trees and winding paths and an ornamental pool and fountain. We stroll on.

    He stops. I know what he is thinking. He is wondering if he has made a mistake. The path is narrow and dark. There are no lamps strung in the tree branches here. The only light comes from the main path and from the moon above. The path is also winding and deserted.

    Even the music sounds more distant from here. The voices and laughter of revellers sound a million miles away.

    “I do beg your pardon,” he says. “The path is far narrower than it looks. And it is very dark. Perhaps I ought to take you back to the main avenue, Candy.”

    He is lying through his teeth. He wants to stay out here with me.

    “Ah, but it is lovely here,” I say dreamily. I smile a silly little smile. Lovely? Are you kidding me? A wild boar could come charging out of the woods any minute. And are those eyes I see blinking at me between the trees? Seriously, can he believe how dumb I am? “Can you hear the wind in the trees? And the birds?” There is no wind. There are no birds. All I can hear is a deafening silence, and my stomach rumbling. I had a LOT of wine.

    The moon is almost full. There must be a million stars up there. And if I tip my head right back, I can see a surprising number of them.

    Perfect.

    I tip my head back for the kill.

    I draw a deep, deep breath.

    “Look at the stars,” I say. My voice is perfectly pitched, it is a little breathless, with a tinge of awe.

    We are in a small clearing, and he turns his head. I have angled myself so that my face is bathed in moonlight. I think of Dongmae in Mr. Sunshine staring at the girl he loves with wonder in his eyes, and just like that, I feel my eyes shining with the wonder of it. I turn my face to share the wonder with him. I smile, but not with my usual bright and brave Candy smile. This time, I make my smile more dreamy, more…intimate. As if we are sharing some very precious secret.

    “I am looking,” he says. But it is not at the stars he is gazing any longer, but into my eyes. And why is he whispering? My lips part, and the moonlight gleams on them.

    “Isn’t it lovely, oh – ”

    For he has bent his head down to mine and kissed me.

    “Babe.” My voice is barely a whisper. But he breaks the kiss at once, and recoils. Damn it.

    “Candy,” he says softly. His eyes are filled with guilt. “I shouldn’t have done that. Forgive me.”

    What the hell?

    “What do you mean?” My voice is shaking. I am so mad that he stopped kissing me.

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      Take my heart woman. A dongmae shipper that gets tears in her eyes the instant she thinks of him….

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    “I shouldn’t have kissed you.” His face is a picture of misery. “I – I am not free. I am engaged to Victoria.”

    What the hell??!!!

    “It’s okay.” I flutter my eyelashes sadly. I swallow down my rage. “I’ll pretend we never – it never happened.” Yeah, right. You lying, cheating asshole, I’m going to make you pay.

    “We should go back.” His face is white.

    “Yes, we should.” My voice is broken. I look at him under my lashes. I say sweetly, wistfully, “You won’t want to keep your fiancéé waiting…”

    He flinches, as if I have struck him. Yes!

    We walk in silence and when we reach the stone steps, I run the rest of the way, leaving him behind. Candy always does that. She stumbles away from the man she loves, a man who belongs to someone else, forbidden to her. She stumbles away, tears in her eyes, her breaths fractured, her heart breaking a little with each stumbling step.

    Me? I run, because dammit, my bladder’s fit to burst with all that expensive wine I guzzled. I run like the wind, because I can’t fight it anymore, what I’ve been trying to curb all night. I let it out, finally. I unleash the beast. It bubbles up my windpipe, and rips past my throat in an almighty explosion.

    BURRRRRPPPPPP!!!!

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Danoh mouths, What are you looking at?

Haru mouths back, You.

SQUEALINGGGGGGGGGG

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    LEGIT I SQUEALED TOO. *Sorry broke my caps there for a moment.

    I squealed a whole lot in these two episodes! Haru is soooooo swooooooon worthy. It gets harder to breathe

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      I loveeeee this show so much. I laughed and cried and my heart broke so many times.

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        Auuugh I know such a roller coaster of emotions and I loved the two hour ride.

        😪 waiting again……

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So @mayhemf is raving about Scowling Kyung and @katakwasabi is raving about Rock Candy Mr. G. My two fav SLS ships are bound for the rocks, but why am I so excited????

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    Because if the ship tank, you can ship him with yourself? 😁🤞😋😉

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    lol.. why mix ships.. manga lead and second lead will not change..

    it is the story of extras where you need to spend time on and choose your pick.. i could tell you who the end game is πŸ˜›

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    Maybe because you have masochistic tendencies. Oh sweet pain 😜😆

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Here it is, your latest update on The Cold Hot CEO and the Errand Boy Girl. Scroll down..

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    I’m all dressed up for a party.

    I don’t know what’s going on.

    I mean, the last thing I remember was the creaking sound I heard in the bedroom. And now, I’m here standing in front of the mirror, looking at my reflection.

    Whatever.

    I’ll think about it later.

    Let me describe what I see in the mirror.

    I am a vision of loveliness. I can’t believe that it’s me. I’m the ugly duckling transformed into a beautiful swan. I can’t even –
    I’m all choked up.

    This is it.
    That Candy Moment.
    The Transformation.

    It’s the moment where she glides down the grand staircase, and he’s standing down in the great hall, and everybody’s chatting, and murmuring, and laughing, and sipping from tall glasses of sparkling bubbly – and then there’s a hush…and Cinderella aka Candy Girl appears, there’s a gasp, and he looks up, and freezes, his eyes fill with shock, and quicken to a breathless interest.

    It’s the moment he thinks, Is this Stinky Poo? But she’s beautiful! And his heart skips a beat. And then he starts to feel jealous. The other guy, the second lead, is staring at her, and the Cold Hot guy hates it, he hates his friend staring at her, and he leaps forward to claim her for the first dance, but the sweet second lead always manages to beat him to it.

    Too bad there’s no second lead here. I need me a Mr. G, tall, dark and handsome, but he’s stuck in Vagabond. Damn it!

    I drift on faery wings down the stairs.

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    He’s down there, standing at the tall glass window, his dark head half-hidden. I float down, light as a feather, my stomach fluttering like the beating of butterfly wings.

    Wait for it.
    The eyes popping out.
    The gasps.
    The mouths falling open.
    The hands flying to the open mouths.
    The envy in the women’s eyes, the admiration in the men’s.

    Slowly, he turns.
    He starts.
    He freezes.
    He take two steps forward, then another.
    We meet on his fourth step, and my first.

    Our eyes hold.
    Flutter, flutter.

    What a magical moment!

    Someone’s playing that Winter Sonata melody. Hm.

    Over on the stage, someone starts to sing. It’s Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”. What a fitting song. I have never felt more beautiful in my life.

    I smile softly at him.
    He swallows.
    I give a cute little twirl. I almost fall. The room is spinning like crazy.
    He looks as if he has stopped breathing.
    My beauty has sucked away his breath.
    “You look… ,” he says faintly.

    I pretend to be shy, I bite my lips a couple of times, and clasp and unclasp my callused hands. I clear my throat cutely. I blink, and flutter my eyelashes madly.

    “You look…like a swan…” Aw.
    “I know, babe. I know.”
    “I mean, you really do look like a swan…all those feathers…” His voice is choked with disbelief.
    I understand what he’s feeling.

    My gown is a dream

    It’s a rich earthy brown, with splashes of inky black, made from the finest chicken feathers. They breed only brown and black feathered chickens on the chicken farm I help out at on weekends. I’ve got a few more sticking out my hair, spanning out like a fan. My skirt billows out like a sail – more feathers – just above my knees. That’s why I’m so light, I’m practically floating

    “How,” he clears his throat, “did you get this gown?”
    “I made it myself, babe. I help out at a chicken farm on weekends.” There’s a flash of pain in his eyes, it hurts him to know how hard I work.
    I preen myself a little, and let out a cute breath. My fringe flutters, and the feathers swish and rustle.

    He can’t take his eyes off me. I know how he feels. I can’t take my eyes off myself, too.

    “I – see.” He looks like he’s about to faint from desire. “I’ve never – never seen anything quite like it.”
    I am blushing. I can’t even look at him.
    “Babe, I’ve never danced before.” I look at him wistfully. I am a sad little chicken.

    He’s still staring.
    “Babe. Dance. Now,” I bark.
    I grab him, and we start to dance.
    Well, kind of, anyway.
    I can’t dance. I’ve got two left errand boy girl feet.
    This is going to be a disaster.
    Hm. I’ve got an idea. Jangdi did it in BoF.

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    “Ouch.” Babe is groaning. He’s such a wimp.
    I grit my teeth.
    “Move,” I growl. “Dance.”

    It’s hard, but he does it. Finally.

    We are lurching, shuffling from side to side.
    It’s so romantic.

    I’ve got my killer heels planted firmly on both of his branded leather shoes. I clamp my hardened, leathery fingers on his broad, muscled shoulders. He’s so hot.

    “It hurts. I am in so much pain,” he whispers, stirring the feathers clustered like puffy clouds around my collarbone, his hands trembling a little on my fluffy, downy back. “Oh, shit, it hurts so much. Oh, God, I think my feet are broken.”

    His breath is warm on my face. His voice is a sob, a low groan of anguish that filters through a blurry haze of enchantment.

    Everybody is staring at us.

    I wish, oh I wish this wonderful night would never end.

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      Preening was a stroke of geeeeenious. Hot Cold CEO will never be able to live without her now that he’s seen her true beauty in the feather gown. She’s hardworking and creative too. Nope, he’ll never be able to pass up that magical combination.

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        He is totally head over heels…

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          Never mind the two broken feet that will keep him hobbled.

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            That was from BoF, too. Who, for the love of God, dances like that????

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      I was feeling all nice and warm inside at this Cinderella story ☺️ until Candy started fluttering her eyelashes like mad. That was the warning signal that this was all Hot Cold CEO’s dream/nightmare.

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      β€œI’ve never danced beforeβ€œ and the β€œplan.” You evil genius! Just how many dramas are you going to shoehorn into this story? The more the better.

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        Yes. I have all the time in the world. Looks like I’m stuck as Errand Boy forever. 😠😠😠😠

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          I swore that as soon as you passed 4700 comments the magic would happen. But no ☹️ I so don’t get this.

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            Maybe the powers that be in Dramabean-land don’t want our errand/boy girl move so they can read more of this story themselves.

            That, or you might get ‘tarred and feathered’ at some point.
            or is it feathered and tarred?

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          I think you need to hang out in the recap section for a few weeks. I bet that would do it.

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            No worries. I have plenty to say for Extraordinary You – real stuff, not the fake stuff I’ve been conning DB with in the recaps that I’ve latched onto.

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          All the tropes and all the genres… YY’s version of the Tasks of Hercules, or of Sisyphus.

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      How in the world did you come up with the idea for the dress? I never could have!

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        BoF. Jangdi wore this godawful dress with fur lining…or maybe I imagined it wrong. It was sooooooo awful, and so weird, and she came down the stairs, and everybody fell silent, and her face was so sickeningly fake-bashful, like look at me, I’m soooo beautiful. I felt sick.

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          Hmmm. I must have blacked out on the dress. I got the BoF and Jandi references, but brown and black chicken feathers and the description…wow.

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    whre did you get this sketch from? is it an existing sketch you found or you created it?
    He is soooo handsome

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      I googled and found it on handsome manga men images.

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My heart just fluttered like crazy for Mr. G(orgeous) and Haeri….shipping this couple so much…ahhhh

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    I like the name you gave him! I’m on board this ship! High 5 ship mate! 🚢

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      Do you think it is possible for them to be together? I saw a drama once where the girl was in love with this hot guy until the final two episodes, and then she realised it was the other guy that she loved.
      Maybe Suzy will fall in love with him, and he obviously likes her, and LSG, too, and Mr. G diesssssss, and in the end she’s left with LSG.

      I feel the chemistry between Suzy and SSR is sizzling, maybe because I’m in love with SSR…he’s so tall and lean and charismatic my heart flutters like mad every scene he appears…and his voice, so deep and resonant, is to die for. Suzy and LSG are more friendly, sweet, chummy, and she’s so comfortable with him. I love the awkwardness between her and Mr. G…it’s soooo romantic..

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        There is a possibility for them to be together if the writer wants to be different. I will stay on this ship until there is no longer a ship to be sailed. There’s still hope now for rock candy, but not high hopes. Haha

        Also Mr G will not die. He won’t. He can’t. I’m sad he’s injured, if he dies it will be TLE ending all over again. And I will be even more sad 😢.

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          Have they completed filming, or is it ongoing? Because if it is ongoing, there is always a chance. Look at what happened in TLE. The best thing ever. It made me crazy over the show when they started to give him more and more airtime.

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    I fear the SS Rock Candy is doomed

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      It was always doomed LT. It’s the fate of a supporting character 😢. But we can dream of it happening in an alternate universe. Hahaha

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        I am as always on a sea or island of neutrality but if Candy is going to romance, I would prefer she romance the Rock rather than the Rockhead.

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          I harbour hope, this ship has to sail…if only to prove that the second lead CAN get the girl in a spy thriller…and I’m deluding myself…*CRIES*

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Is anyone watching Extraordinary You? I love it! It makes me hate the Errand Girl more!!!!

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This is so romantic. I feel like I’m making my own drama with SSR and Suzy. Shades of the tragic 2nd lead syndrome in Scarlet Heart. Wook and Haesu had chemistry to die for in a library too..

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    I was just going to post this picture. What on earth could be the reason for Suzy’s outfit here? I’m excited to find out!

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      She is a beautiful spy. She must wear a black hoodie to blend in with the books.

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    But Wook was slime

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      I know, right. Wook was one of the most exciting characters in korean drama, much like Hyuk in TLE. The first part of Scarlet Heart, they built him into such a beautiful, grieving hero with that forbidden love spark with IU, I just fell for him…then he turned into someone so dark in the second half. I love that kind of character, grey with edges.

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        Yea, I’d say that his portrayal of the character was definitely more dark, while Kevin Cheng’s portrayal of the character was more sinister….

        Comparatively, the production crew and the casting director of the Korean version definitely treated this as more of a chance to cast a younger group of people, with very few veterans, and only 1 new gen. veteran (Lee Joon Gi) to carry the young and inexperienced cast; Whereas, for the Chinese version, there’s definitely a bigger chunk of the cast that was veteran status and held more gravitas in their acting and portrayal of the characters

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    SSR is shippable with any character in his dramas. Proof: the last empress, Perfume, 3 dads 1 mum….and many more 🤣

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      That is the kind of character he excels in, dark and brooding, with sadness in his eyes. Please, make a drama for him with this kind of character.

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    SSR doin his magic again)) This is last empress for me all over again 😍

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      We are all Second Lead Syndrome shippers. Again. Love it!

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