Beanie level: Unemployed slacker in a sparkly tracksuit

And if anyone wants to do a fanvid of Stray Kids’ new release, “I Lose my Breath,” with Sunjae’s radio interview of when he fell for Imsol and had to remind himself to breathe with all the cuts of him just looking at her with those honey-dripping eyes, I won’t complain… @unit @db-staff

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I’m certainly basking in the afterglow of Lovely Runner like many here. I wrote on the fan was the first week it started that I knew I would like the show, but I might just end up of loving it. Well, guess what??? I love it to bits! But what I love the most is how Byeon Woo-seok took Sunjae and breathed life into him, played him with exactly the amount of sincerity, diligence, and heart needed to catapult him into one of the best male leads ever portrayed in a kdrama. And that’s saying something, coming on the heels of Kim Soo hyun and his portrayal of Baek Hyun-woo on Queen Of Tears and Na In-woo’s green flag secret chaebol in Marry My Husband prior to that. There’s a huge difference between the acting in the two latter, and even though I greatly admire NIW and how he is growing as an actor, KSH just wins that throw down. But dang if BWS doesn’t give KSH a run for his money and knocking him off of that top internet buzzworthy spot pretty much immediately after QOT ended. I preferred the chemistry on LR, and although I ship our QOT’s leads in real life (which I’ve only done once and that was in CLOY), I don’t have that same feeling of the LR leads. I just think they worked well together and as BWS’s first lead role, he threw himself into it and really has a sensitivity in real life that translated well on screen. He was unable to hide or control this emotion and it overwhelmed him at the live watch they did in Korea yesterday evening. (And I loved that “Tae Sung” comforted him—still looking out for Sunjae.) If you haven’t seen the clip, I’ll post it in the comments. I am over the moon happy for him. It’s been a VERY long road since his debut 8 years ago. I found out recently that he has the same MBTI as PBG and I know that’s pseudoscience, but to me, it makes him that much more endearing. I’m so looking forward to seeing him in future projects. I also think that BWS is easily emotional and across from a an actress who wears her emotions on her sleeve, he uses that to his advantage. That’s what I want from his next drama as well. LR was lightning in a bottle. It’s now my second favorite drama ever next to Goblin, due to that crazy chemistry and BWS shedding that 8 year chrysalis and giving me my favorite male lead ever. And KHY is in both my two favorite kdramas ever! (She also played a minor character vignette at the end of the Korean lovers separated until they died. I noticed her chemistry then in that short sequence and she made me cry buckets. And now I’m just rambling. 😆)

Speaking of undeniable chemistry, I’ve posted the ENTIRE interview that Kim Hye-yoon and BWS did on Salon Drip 2 because I just can’t get enough of these two together. And although all of Korea is convinced they are dating, or will be soon, I am holding out that they are not, that they are just as surprised as we are that their chemistry is that good, and it’ll just make them work that much harder next time to achieve something similar.

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    I’m going on record as saying that I don’t think they are dating IRL, even though their affection for one another seems to be genuine. I simply believe it’s more likely than not that at least one of these two nice, financially stable, and extremely attractive people over the age of 25 were/are already in a committed relationship when filming started. Is it possible that changed suddenly and they were both free and then they fell in love while working together? Sure. It’s not like that has never happened between two actors before. But if that were the case, I feel they would be more guarded and circumspect during these events. Instead, I see two lovely people who are fond of one another but even more excited that their latest project was so well received and they’re reveling in that more than their own supposed romance. So, yeah, I don’t think they’re truly together.

    That said, I thought Junho and Im Yoo-nah were actually a couple and it seems I was wrong about that, lol. So I could be wrong about these two as well.

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      They aren’t. KHY has gone in record as saying that he is just on “oppa” who is drifting further and further from her as time passes. (But reminiscent of her character in Lovely Runner at the beginning when she was in HS trying to get closer to him, but thinks she’s getting further and further, right?) if they do get together in RL, it’ll be much later, and after they meet again under very different circumstances.

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    Thank you for sharing.

    My two penny is also that the four leads are good friends apart from being colleagues who worked very well together. Just like those four young men in Alchemy of Souls. But by virtue of being the OTP BWS and KHY are just automatically being linked together.

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And how adorable are they at their last exposed live watch with their fans tonight??? https://x.com/wooseokfiles/status/1795415565902962991?s=46&t=8Zstx_A-SKV5w0BkWrajqQ

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    🫶 Hwaiting drama!! ✊

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    story made in heaven

    3 years, multiple director changes, no Male actor ready to take up the role, dismissal of scripts, no sponsorships, no channel willing to pick up, no netflix of the world, utter disdain from industry folks, fans rallying to not let the drama be made..

    but here we are .. 3 years later… a director who finally accepted, made script changes, and delivered…. an actor who got something as he didn’t have anything and gave it his best…. and Viki became famous again 😀

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I’ve watched this clip of Byeon Woo seok and Kim Hye- yoon a million times and love their natural laughter. You can see that they just genuinely like and respect each other and that their set chemistry would have been off the charts. He was saying prior that he got super emotional acting across from her, then she gets embarrassed, is like, “no way!” and then he genuinely laughs at her response, and then she says that she’s never heard him say that and laughs even more in embarrassment, and then he gets embarrassed and has to fan himself. The host is just there saying what we’re all thinking—“Dang, I’m witnessing this chemistry firsthand and it’s amazing, and it’s like we shouldn’t really be watching this interaction. It’s way too pure.” And then loop a million times. It just brings a smile to my face. But it’s really just them laughing together, out of character, just their natural selves that I love. I love genuine laughter. Last episode of Lovely Runner today! I’m gong to miss these two on my Mondays and Tuesdays. https://x.com/notsoautumn/status/1795035003597758672?s=46&t=8Zstx_A-SKV5w0BkWrajqQ

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I’m clairvoyant. Lol. Lovely runner episode 14, reposting the song I chose weeks ago for the playlist we made. Some new songs song then on the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/55i0uKkatKWLvbPTvrpziz?si=CCdROwUqTUGIJVpAyoA2zA&pi=u-1mSgmu-fTbak

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Anyone seen The8? I’m don’t think I will until after atypical family is complete. Can’t watch the same actor/actress in two shows at the same time typically.

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Lovely Runner just spoiled its own ending and I’d bet my salary that it’s a happy one—or they’ll have a live mob of their hands at their watch party! But so glad they are getting all the love! ❤️

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    ha ha.. looks like Thai tradition is catching up.. and really TVN is trying to make money because they missed out on cashing in big on this drama

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      But I love that this show was so under the radar. It adds to its charm. And all those distracting ppls are missing. This is a rewatch for me until the end of time.

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Good job, uri Goblin’s nephew. I’m obsessed with his new mini-album, especially this song! But Be Somebody is quite good as well. And he has a new kdrama coming out with Bona! #yooksungjae #btob

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    I always and forever remember him in THAT scene in the bar. 😂

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      That was the best! I don’t think I know anyone that predicted that.

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        When my parents saw Goblin (few years ago) my Mum totally called out Deok-hwa as a special someone much before that scene. 😅 Mum logic. 👌❤

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    To rob him of his actual title of “God” and just leave him as Goblin’s nephew

    Such audacity!!!

    😛 😛 😛

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Blossoms in Adversity cute FMV of my puppies: Shaoyao and Shen Huan. I’m so glad there is a neurodivergent character here and played so thoughtfully.

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    💕 I love these two!! Was surprised by how quickly they became my favourites in the show, their relationship was so very wholesomely built up!!

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      I knew he would have a cute love line when I saw him in episode 3, and then when I realized it was her, my ovaries kind of exploded. They are the most adorable puppies ever!

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@lapislazulii I totally had this song pop up in my head today after the heart-rending/ fluttering ending of Lovely Runner episode 10. Here is Bryan Adam’s Everything I Do (which totally dates me). It’s one of my husband’s favorite songs ever. It came out when I was in college. And with these characters now in college, I thought it was appropriate for our playlist. One line could be “I’d go back in time for you!”

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DB did a FMV for Queen of Tears??? I see you @db-staff.

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Between watching BTSs of Lovely Runner, listing to the Lovely Runner OST and beanie playlist, I’ve also been listening to the c-drama, Blossoms in Adversity’s, OST, which is excellent.Great vocals, melodies, and instrumental pieces as well. It is modern/contemporary with a very Asian sound which I like, because a house full of self-sufficient, talented business women, with a medical phenom, in imperial China is definitely modern as well.

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Byeon Woo-seok’s own dimple obsession. He’s mentioned this at least a half dozen times while with Lovely Runner. I think he might marry this girl just to have a matched set of dimples. 😂 https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5aFTaIvdA1/?igsh=Mmlha25qcTcyc3Q0

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If you’re like me and at work thinking about Lovely Runner, and want to bask in the feels, @lapislazulii’s playlist is perfect background music:

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Seriously, how many times will he die/try to die before this show is over?!!😂🤣🥹

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    And Lovely runner is the show if somehow you’ve been living under a rock these last few weeks. 😆

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    them 20th century girl flashbacks also coming in to add to the trauma now – surely like the laws of the universe say that if he’s died/almost died this many times in the drama already, he has to live at the end right???

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      That movie broke me. A gajillion pieces on the floor. I was fine until the forever young video. I’m still traumatized.

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        same, I refuse to even watch clips from it again but that rain scene is etched in my brain 😭😭😭😭

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    i’ve already rewatched the early episodes about… okay, i’ll admit it… 3 times before watching eps 7 & 8. it is too cute!! i worry about Tae Sung’s reappearance, however… but he’s cute too, but i don’t want him to end up with Sol…

    this drama is so FUN!!

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      He won’t. There’s no way. But I do think he’s time traveling too.

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        wow, all of them are??? i think they might be…

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        Any indication you got. I thought his reference to Sol as Noonim then Halemoni might be indications that he knows that she’s different. But I didn’t catch anything indicative of his time travelling.

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          I just think that his acceptance of the breakup was too easy, also, he doesn’t have an alibi for most of this drama. Like where did he go in the first time line—I don’t accept that he was just living his best life somewhere while Imsol was paralyzed. He’s noticed they wear the same watch as well. I don’t know his time traveling device though. The other two have the watch. It’s got holes, but I just have this feeling he knows more in that past time line than he lets on.

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            💯 He’s definitely *suspicious* but I hope in a good way. That parting advice by Sol-34 really hit him. His father is in the police and Tae Sung seems largely abandoned to grow up to his own devices. Hopefully he will be leading a good life somewhere and help uri OTP.

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    he should shake hands with Lee Jong Suk.. one’s mother keeps dying in every drama and the other himself keeps dying in his drama

    Better they should appear as brothers… LJS revenge makjang drama with BW unraveling the story in flashbacks.. two genres will meet successfully

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    Time to play The Boy Who Lived.

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I’m sad the WTF-ery of the last couple episodes overshadowed Kwak Dong-yeon’s just heart-rending performance in15. I cried immensely when he called his wife over the intercom and their tear-filled tear-filled reunion. Then his encounter with the “real” dad and his thugs. Protect that man at all costs please. And he’s one that I’ve always thought was underrated and just an amazing actor. I would switch out half the screen time KSH has with him in this show instead.

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    He is an incredible actor and put everyone to shame.

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    He is that one good thing that came out of this whataboutery. Give him a drama already.

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    Ditto!!
    I hope he gets more opportunities after this. Something good has to come from QoT’s success.

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      For sure! Also, T, am grading tomorrow (my time) so can take a bit of time to chat about LR if you have time!

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        I feel like tomorrow’s episode will be crazy. Hahaha, I’m already excited to talk about it!

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          Me too and ditto!

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          T, do you think that the person who bumped into Sol/deliberately knocked her phone out could be Taesung? That fan theory is fuelled by the speculation that he has also slipped through time!

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            Emma, I haven’t watch the episode yet, so when I watch it I can post something so we can talk there. Let’s not spam poor Ally’s notifications. 😆

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            I totally believe that! I wrote it on my timeline too!

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    He deserves all the love. I sure hope he gets a very good lead role from this
    🤞☺️

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    He did that answer so beautifully without sounding too boring.
    Btw, was KDY part of the “Young actors’ retreat”? Am too lazy to look it up but I’m pretty sure he was. If I’m not mistaken and I could be, he was quite shy and said he didn’t enjoy being the center of attention. I’ve heard some actors say this and given their profession, the dichotomy fascinates me.

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      Yes he is in Young Actors Retreat part of the Love in the Moonlight Team. 😊

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    Sorry Ally! Will take the LR convo elsewhere.

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      I don’t mind at all! Talk about LR here! The more engagement the better for my chances of leveling up!

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        Thank you Ally! Will give you a hand for sure so you can level up.
        Have you watched ep 7 as yet?

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        @enriquequierecagar: Ally wants a little traffic so am helping her.
        One question which I think about is why didn’t they contact each other in the 14 years in this timeline as the respective versions existing? I understand what is needed to drive the timeslip narrative and the motivations but even in a fictional context, doesn’t make sense. Life is so transitory: it is unreliable for most of us and ephemeral. They should have at least reached out to each other.

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          I think the old Imsol had absolutely no memory after the kidnapping (both times). She woke back up in 2008 still dating Taesung. She probably thought Sunjae was stalking her and cut contact with him back in high school. When he became famous, she had no recollection of him to even reach out to him. I think the time slip actually makes sense why they didn’t contact each other.

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          OG Sol never had a relationship with Sun Jae in the first place. She became his fan after the accident, and that’s why she had a connection to him (from 2023 Sol perspective).

          But in this new timeline she doesn’t even have that. She wasn’t even his fan since he didn’t saved her. From OG Sol of this new timeline, Sun Jae is just a regular famous person. She probably knows him from the news, but that’s it.

          This Sol cares about Sun Jae, because she has the memories of the original timeline (which doesn’t makes sense to me, but that isn’t the point), where he saved her by saying all those things in the radio program.

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            I got everything muddled! The OG Sol time-slipped into a new timeline in the future with all her memories, including her disability and timeslip to the past where she got to know the pre-fame Sunjae. The Sol that she replaced though had clearly known Sunjae from his reaction. What did that Sol do in the intervening 14 years? Could it be plausible that the reason Sunjae knows her in this future because he timeslipped into this future hoping she would arrive there? This is all a delicious mindfuck.

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            Ohhhh, yeah.

            And according to my own time travel logic, 2023 Sol deleted the OG timeline and created a new one. Both, her and OG Sol, should have no memories of Sun Jae.

            But this show is mixing the memories of the OG timeline and the memories of this new one. I think. So I guess they’re keeping the original timeline as something that really happened. Like, instead of re-writing the past, what she did was split it (which doesn’t makes sense so far, but wtv) at some point in time.

            If there are two alternative timelines, then all the things she did in the past with Sun Jae did happen, and that’s why he remembers her as his friend (or wtv they were) instead of a secret crush/person he hurt.

            But she didn’t change things from one crucial moment, she literally changed everything from the past, and OG Sol didn’t remember/know anything (because she didn’t live it, her future self did, which doesn’t count), so I don’t really get the logic behind Sol having both memories… Mindfuck indeed.

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            So I think that when adult Imsol (who was paralyzed) came back, she suppressed her teenaged self when she got there (which is why the old Imsol thought she was possessed by a spirit and they had that shaman scene). Both Imsols inhabit the same body at the same time, but the teenaged Imsol can’t remember anything the adult Imsol does while possessing her body. When she left the second time, teenaged Imsol lives her best life, without any knowledge about who saved her. Now, I think that there was another time she must have been kidnapped again, that she also has suppressed due to trauma and maybe SunJae saved her then too, and that’s what he remembers as well. SunJae and Taesung (and her friends and family for that matter) as teenagers remember the adult Imsol while she was in the teenaged Imsol’s body. They probably thought the stress of the kidnapping gave her selective amnesia of what happened to her while the adult Imsol has her body. But because adult Imsol has a stronger spirit than the teenaged one, I think she can also access teenaged Imsol’s memories, which is why she has flashbacks of what happened to the teenaged Imsol and then of the adult Imsol that martured from the teenaged one, when she reawakens in 2023. Future Imsol has memories of both timelines. And I think her grandmother does too. I am so distraught about the rest of this drama though. The serial killer is still on the loose because the first timeline Sunjae caught him, even though Imsol ended up being paralyzed, but not in the second. Like, I haven’t watched the 8th episode, but think my nerves probably will need to wait until the end to finish this because I’m really not in the headspace for all this back and forth timeline with Imsol’s life still in danger at every point. I hope the romcom vibes stay strong though. Episode 7 was a riot with the chaos and misunderstandings.

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            Her heartbreak at not being able to even meet him (because there was no reason to) was so 💔 😔

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            Ally’s idea of “adult Imsol has a stronger spirit than the teenaged one, I think she can also access teenaged Imsol’s memories” seems legit but I perhaps there is another possibility.

            Sol-19 saved by Sun-Jae-19 was paralyzed in the original timeline.

            Sol-34 was saved by Sun-Jae-19 or Sun-Jae-34 (coz his watch was on as he swam towards her) two times i.e. both times she time traveled.

            So Tabong is right – mindfuck indeed.

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            These are the pictures of the two rescues by Sun-Jeae each time S time travelled. Both times his watch it lit up.

            https://www.dramabeans.com/members/Seeker/activity/1569837/

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        📱🍪

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This is really a better song for QOT, and Hae-in’s amnesia, but I’m including it in the #lovelyrunnerPL because this is how our Sunsol couple started out…her not remembering him. And I love Eric Nam.

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    Omo this playlist has gone this long without an Eric song!! Fr hasn’t missed with any of his releases, I think I added them all instantly to my daily play lists (There and Back Again is a standout album especially)

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      I totally agree about there and back again. It was my pandemic album!

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    I have not watched QOT but I have loved this song for a long time. I have listened to it dozens of times.

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The back and forth between SunSol before he confessed truly was great in this show. It reminds me of another eaJ single, Car Crash. #lovelyrunnerPL @lapislazulii

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This is my forshadowing song that I think Taesung is also a time traveler and who knocked Imsol’s phone to the ground in the first episode. I think he’s “stuck in a time loop” and is our Sunsol couple’s biggest shipper of all. And this song just hits. #lovelyrunnerPL @lapislazulii

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    And it’s with Jae, now eaJ, who used to be with Day6.

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    Honestly laughed the TS is a time traveller theory off the first time but then I actually read the theories properly and ngl, I’m like ‘wait a minute….this kind of makes sense???’ So now I’m hoping that is the case!

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      That intentional move at the beginning was IMPORTANT and he’s the only character that doesn’t have an alibi at concert. They could have just made her accidentally drop the phone, but it was knocked out of her hand by someone intentionally. I think he knows the most. I would love that he plays a bigger part than we think too, but that actor is good, he deserves a lead role.

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      So if you have the time, what are the fan theories??😍🫣

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      And that “break up” with Imsol was SOOOOOO easy. I think the past him regretted not dating her longer though. Like, he knew he would have to break up (glad she did first), but he really had a crush on her!

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    Ohhhhhhhh! I didn’t even think of that possibility!

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And from Highlight’s newest album, I fell like Imsol would say this to Sunjae. #lovelyrunnerPL @lapislazulii

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    Added! Also speaking of, their song ‘Plz don’t be sad’ is so something young Sol would write and self choreo for her if Tae-sung was ever sad hahahaha the boppy energy reminds me of her surprise birthday song for him hahahah

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      Haha! I thought about that song too, but I already have it on beanie curated playlist somewhere. 😂

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    Oooh yess, I agree. This song fits the vibe well! ^^

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