[Staff Spotlight] Get to know quirkycase
Explain your username (and/or avatar).
My username is just a nerdy linguistics reference. As for my avatar…all hail Yeo-chi.
What is the first drama that you watched (or the first drama that made an impression)?
Like many, my first drama ever was Boys Over Flowers, although I could only handle its brand of crazy to about the halfway point. I was intrigued enough to try again which led me to my second drama Secret Garden. That one I did manage to finish. And here I am eight years later.
Name a job or two that you’ve had in the past.
The most memorable job I’ve had was teaching English in Japan. I’d always wanted to live abroad, and one day I decided to just go for it. I had never been to Japan and didn’t speak any Japanese, so it was an intense experience. But I had a blast and learned a lot during that year living outside of my comfort zone.
Have you ever lived a moment that you thought belonged in a drama?
I honestly can’t think of any off the top of my head. I tend to shy away from drama in my real life and lead a pretty quiet (i.e. boring) existence.
What’s your favorite drama you recapped?
As one of the new minions, I’ve finished covering a whole two dramas so far. But I’ll have to go with my first, the underrated Diary of a Prosecutor. It was a low-pressure recap experience since the drama didn’t have much buzz or a large viewership. That made it perfect for a nervous newbie. I really enjoyed it, and it’ll always be memorable for being my first drama as a recapper.
What drama genres do you especially like?
I usually go for dramas that are offbeat, dark, intense or have a unique premise that is liable to go down in flames. I’m also a fan of slice-of-life style stories.
What drama genres do you especially dislike?
I wouldn’t say I dislike any genre as a whole, but I don’t watch much of the tear-wringing melo variety. Oh, and anything too cutesy is a no.
What drama character would you want to be?
I think I’ll go with Chun Song-yi from You From Another Star. Her boldness and unabashed self-expression are something to behold. As a naturally shy person, I’d love to experience what that’s like.
What was your major in school?
In undergrad, it was psychology. My master’s degree is in a field of linguistics.
What’s a random skill you have?
After wracking my brain, I have come to the conclusion that I, unfortunately, do not have many practical skills. Thanks to the quarantine, though, I’ve recently picked up a couple of new hobbies like cross-stitching and playing the bamboo flute. Although using the word “skill” at this stage is grossly misleading.
Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?
Buffy! I’m a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. There aren’t many shows I re-watch once, let alone several times, but Buffy is an exception. It’s like my comfort food.
Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?
I don’t watch a lot of interviews or delve into celebrities’ personal lives much, so it’s kind of hard for me to say. Maybe IU? She’s had an interesting career, and from the snippets I’ve seen of her, she comes across like a hardworking, thoughtful person who’s chill to be around.
Which of the 7 deadly sins would be your undoing?
Hmm … sloth, I guess? I definitely enjoy my free time and go through periods where I’m less productive than I’d like. Of course, dramas have noooo role in that whatsoever. Nope.
Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.
A group of bratty, self-important teens with uber rich parents are infiltrated by a masked freedom fighter working to lead an underground revolution to take out the chaebols and liberate the poor students being manhandled. The vigilante is helped by a conflicted poor girl a pair of frenemy boys think is purty, and she fights for her people in the midst of wrist pulling and cohabitation hijinks with the ringleader of the chaebol children.
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