Beanie level: Water maid

Happy Chuseok everyone!

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    Thanks for that. It’s good to know it’s more than just about dumplings.

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      But don’t you think this does have something to do with a growth in censorship? In the same time frame, we’ve had criticism of Mr. Queen (because the creator of the original Chinese story originally said some disparaging things about Korea and because of “historical distortions”), Snowdrop (again because of concerns about potential historical distortion, although this time before the show even started airing), Oh My Landlord (because some people didn’t like the shower scene), etc.

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        I think time will tell. The issues with Snowdrop are quite serious, with contemporary ramifications. People here (I live in the ROK) are still trying to get justice regarding abuse and torture at the hands of the pre-1987 secret police, one of whose canards was that the student protesters were communist spies.

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          The show hasn’t even aired yet. It seems a bit premature to jump the gun so fast.

          What are the contemporary ramifications, if I may ask?

          Quite apart from all this, is the position now that media which may be in some respects unpalatable, which may deal with sensitive themes, or which has messages with which some or many may take issue not welcome? That seems pretty extreme, at least to me.

          Again, I am not a Korean person and I don’t live in South Korea. I’m just a consumer of Korean media. But, that being said, I’m not sure how I feel about watching media that has to pass a political litmus test before it gets aired. I can only speak for myself though and any judgment I form ultimately affects my viewing habits at most. However, as somebody who likes Korean dramas and movies, I hope this isn’t the direction we’re going in.

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May such be lost in the seventh maze of fireβ€”
the hell for idols and false lovers.
Don’t cryβ€”I’ll run get you coffee.
Today will start to get better.
Have some pie!

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What dark-feathered monster djinn
just as a soulless joke
cleft that wrapped and large-labeled mochi
and thereby destroyed your hope
for snowy snacking sugar?

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…being served an elegant meal in a dimly-lit restaurant as a jazz pianist wavers in the background. I hope my fellow Beanies will forgive the combination in this attempt at poetry…

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…or waiting waiting for steak and potatoes on the Fourth of July under the crashing cymbals and drums of John Phillip Sousa, or being …

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For #musicMarch I am also thinking of food, because so often in my past great dinners have been accompanied by tunes, whether eating a quick burger in the car while listening to the radio, or…

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I realize that I may sound just a wee bit like Wesley in the Princess Bride, but we all take a moment to marvel at the beauty of Hyun Bin’s perfect ears?

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