Beanie level: Errand boy

So, someone made this gif-set and I’m dying of cuteness and need to catch up with the 9 Tailed now, so bye!

https://dingyuxi.tumblr.com/post/633378653001203712/i-thought-about-what-i-want-to-be-in-the-future

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At last The Swoon asks the crucial question every Beanie has strong feelings about: bangs up or down? 🤣

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Zombie Detective, 18Again, 9Tailed, Dodo, Search… Watching too many airing dramas at the same time, and those Start-up gifs are making me feel like adding another to the mix. Seriously, dramagods? I’m trying to be a functioning adult here

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    Araso, araso…
    I can only recommend to watch Start Up, although beware of the SLS.
    Just think that Zombie detective finishes this week and you need to replace it.

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    It’s the constant Beanie dilemma!

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There are tropes I strongly dislike in this drama, but then Lee Rang shows up in his pink suit. He’s a bit of a Loki type isn’t he? #pretty in pink #loved him riding the sedan chair #9 tailed fox

https://holywitchlady.tumblr.com/post/632696039738064896

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    I freakin’ love Loki and this is probably why I’m drawn to Rang!

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    I can’t decide who my favourite fox is.
    I just ADORE Rang.
    That pink suit was just perfect.
    Well, tbh, he’s perfect no matter what he wears!

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    Which reminds me: Seo Kangjoon, original cinnamon roll, where are you? Come back soon to Dramaland!

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      Don’t remind me, please. It’s been months since When the weather is fine finished 😭😭

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    Loving husband Go Joon? Already swooning!

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    I’m waiting for this one!

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Went to dramadodgy to watch ep 3 of Dodo, but the subs weren’t working and ended up refreshing the page and watching this scene an embarassing amount of times… oh shoot, this isn’t right!#lee jae wook why can’t you be older?

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Turns out Viki doens’t let me screencap Nine tailed. Oh well, it’s probably for the best, I’d end up bombing the wall with Lee Rang gifs #baddies in nice suits #conflicted feelings #what about that comeback? #who said kdramas aren’t political?

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    I get so distracted by the all the foxes in this drama, so much…

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      I find LDW a competent actor, but I’m neutral about his looks. On the other hand, I think that Kim Bum only just manages to bounce off nicely from LDW and JBA… but that smirk and intense gaze leave me shaken. Kdramas are making me doubt my moral compass – I keep falling for nicely dressed murderous lunatics 🤣

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        The fact is that I’m also totally neutral about LDW looks, but not in this one.
        Am I getting old? I don’t like the pale gloss lipped type, and look at me!!
        And Kim Bum… Well, I could handle have that lunatic by my side, believe me.

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    Interesting… I guess Viki doesn’t allow screencaps on paid content except for Kocawa because I was able to screencap the Coffee Prince documentary, but not Her Private Life.

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Someone made a gifset showing the exact reasons my heart is going to be broken #18 again #second lead syndroming #dramagods are you kidding me?

https://yoonsoo.tumblr.com/post/632235942300827648/wi-ha-joon-as-ye-ji-hoon-in-18-again-2020-dir

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    I want him for Da Jung!

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      She’s flawless, he’s perfect. They’re such a good match!

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        They are perfect for each other! I hope writer surprises us with a different ending for a change.

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    My heart would be broken if Da-jung ended up with Ji-hoon or with Dae-young! The best (worst?) kind of situation to find yourself in with a drama.

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Just walked by a super stylish young woman wearing Jung Geumja’s mobile strap! 😛 #kdramafashion taking over the world

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    This used to be a thing about a decade ago here. If it’s coming back in fashion, that’s actually great because phones are getting bigger than pockets.

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      Yes, bigger phones are a true problem for small-handed people! A couple of weeks ago I finished smashing my phone because the darn thing was just too big to stay firmly in my grip and just flew away from my hand (which, of course, has nothing to do with the fact that I’m a total klutz)… Maybe I should get myself one of those straps 🤔

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        There’s not a day that goes by without me seeing a couple of people dropping their phones. There just may be a market for these straps.

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Netflix letting me down (again). Start-up, Private Lives and Dodo don\’t even have a release date for my region… Record of Youth is available on November 3 (*sigh)

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    I know the feeling. I’m watching DoDo on Drama😎 and waiting for the others to be released here to give it a try.

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      Same here! Dodo and 18 Again on DC. Finally spent some money on a decent antivirus and adblocker, so at least I’m not jeopardizing my laptop, but it’s still annoying, paying for semi-useless subscriptions

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Zombie Detective breaking the fourth wall. I feel you, Kim Muyeong!


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Zombie Detective‘s A.C.E. cameo taking a jab at capitalism and all the fake and real PPL are the funniest thing 🤣 Wasn’t even planning to watch this, but it’s the zany pill I was needing



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Interview with Lee Kyoungmi, director ofSchool Nurse Files:
https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=297080
It seems there will be a second season, yay!

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    It would be nice if there is another season. There is a lot left to be explored.

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Locations! That’s the bar in People with Flaws (and several others). And the tunnel from The Witch! Was expecting Choi Woosik to pop up at any time #Psychopath Diary


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    Fun fact: the waiter at the bar is XX webdrama’s chaebol boyfriend. They even gave him a line, ha! #Kim Joonkyung

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Just a bunch of gifs of Seo Inwoo being crazy in snazzy suits #Psychopath Diary #at first found him hot but this is too much psycho #good suits though #Park Sunghoon got skills




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This looks beautiful and won Grand Jury AND Audience awards at Sundance festival

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Spotted Oh Gyeonghwa playing shouty Oh Gyeonghwa in School Nurse Files. Loved her in Hyena💚
Kdrama GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

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    When I looked the cast up on AsianWiki and saw who she was I was shocked! Did not recognize her at all!

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    She’s actually 29, she’s so versatile! (*mindblown) Looking forward to seeing her in more dramas

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^^

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School Nurse Files: loved the universe and the characters, but got the feeling that what we got was half a season, because there\’s so much information missing. I\’ve got questions! HELP:

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    ~Spoilery questions~
    Please, proceed only if you’ve already watched the whole season:

    -What do the ducks stand for? And the flying whale?

    -Minsu and Wansu’s connecting jelly: the whole “knot operation” went over my head. Can someone please explain?

    -Baek Hyemin’s story isn’t over yet, is it? Like, it didn’t feel like she really wanted to loose her purpose.

    -Hong Inpyo’s shield: is it artificial like, made by his grandpa? Why do both shady organization and Mackenzie leave him be? Is he needed to keep those energies under control?

    -When Ahn Eunyoung said she couldn’t see the jellies anymore, I totally thought she was bluffing, because buddy Kangsun was hanging out with her… But then, when he vanishes, she takes time out and it really feels like she doesn’t see the jellies anymore until she goes back to the stone, where she seems to recover her powers. So, what prompted her loss of powers? The dream? Or was she able to see ghosts, but not other type of jellies? (because ghosts are jellies too, right?)

    -They turn the stone around, and then give it another turn. Eunyoung sees jellies again and runs off like crazy. I thought she was getting her sword to fight whatever it is she saw, but she doesn’t even try. What happened there?

    -So, the school gets destroyed and they rebuild it? What the heck? And Eunyoung and Inpyo come back? Why? Doesn’t make sense at all, if they already know that that’s not a good place

    I enjoyed this – but there’s so much unexplained stuff that I’ve got the feeling that I only watched the half of a series

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      I feel like if I tried to answer these questions I’d only be giving you *my* interpretation. I mean I will but i’m sure others will disagree. To me this show was about repression, conformity and dealing with yourself and all your emotions, even the dark, negative and depressing ones. Others may have a different opinion. This is just mine.

      1.To me the ducks represent the conformity and social normality the school was trying to force on the kids. Follow the leader. Do what I do. The whale represented the freedom of being who you are.

      2. There was a point in the show where I went, “Ohhh, I get it! That moment of clarity is gone. Maybe I shouldn’t have shaved under my arms this morning.

      3. To me it is. For me personally, she was an example of a child who wanted more from life than society had dictated she was allowed to. She was literally boxed into a role that she didn’t want but she also didn’t want to disappoint anybody by leaving it. A good teacher helped her to embrace what she wanted in a way that didn’t make her feel that she’d betrayed anybody. She left the box society had put her into and was able to embrace her life on her terms. I feel like her arc is done.

      4. I don’t know where Inpyo’s shield came from but if you told me his grandfather used the power he gained from the pond to ensure his lineage’s succession by giving Inpyo the shield I wouldn’t be surprised. Everyone left him alone because he was set to inherit the school but also because they wanted to use his powers for their own benefit.

      5. Again, I can only answer as to what I think is happening. And I have some answers here
      https://www.dramabeans.com/2020/09/team-dramabeans-what-were-watching-227/#comment-3725380
      and here
      https://www.dramabeans.com/members/boughtabride/activity/1139785/#acomment-1139806

      Either way, IMO, Eun-young went back to the school to obliterate her own sinkhole of feelings so she wouldn’t have to deal with them anymore. She wanted it all finished so she could completely run away. But once she got there, she realised the emotional blow hole wasn’t something she could get rid of. She was going to have to deal with everything whether she wanted to or not.

      6. Assuming you accept my interpretation of that scene, Eun-sang realised that she couldn’t just close off the past and move on. She was going to get her powers back and was going to have to deal with her emotions. She still tried to run away from it though.

      7. The blowhole or breathing hole spat out all its repressed emotions. The school was rebuilt without the repression and strict conformity it had been using to trap and harness adolescent emotions.

      And that’s my interpretation of the show. Basically, be yourself even if you’re weird. Let your freak flag fly.

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        Ducks could well stand for conformity & follow-the-leader, but it’s more fun to interpret them as hinting that someone is a quack 🙂

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        Thanks, LT!
        1- Conformity and freedom! Now that you say it, it seems obvious.
        2 – Minsu and Ansu. They really rang a bell on me because I saw it as one of those teenage friendships where kids just feed off each other to do reckless stuff – like making elaborate plans to steal – and emotions get amplified – like their manic state when they open the locks. In that sense, their jelly makes perfect sense to me (I had my own jelly sidekick for a while as a kid, we did stupid stuff I regret to this day). What I don’t get is then whole hair knot theory. Is it maybe a Korean folklore callback that I didn’t get? And what’s up with the pillows? Were they thinking they would get better grades by using someone else’s seat?
        3. Ok, I see it now.
        4. Inpyo. The pond is a good point! So, according to the show’s mythology, ponds attract energy and become charged with it (the school was built over a pond, Inpyo got his shield from the pond that the Organisation sucked dry). The fish are an interesting element. The Fishmonger was literally ripping a fish’s guts away while talking to Eunyoung. Interestingly, it felt like Eunyoung was holding her guard up while talking to her.
        5 and 6. Ok, so you say Eunyoung lost her powers after letting go of Kangsu because of the conflict of her feelings for Inpyo and how burdened she was by her power (her dragging that doll around the school really brings it home for me). She just wanted to be peacefully alone, and came back to finish it off. Your interpretation makes her running off on Inpyo – after he made her promise she wouldn’t – heartbreaking! I don’t like that…

        7- Hey! I was writing this elaborate answer, and just had an epiphany! I was seeing the pond as something evil, that feeds off people’s emotions. But actually, then place itself isn’t bad – on episode 1 they specifically say that it was the animals who fed off corpses that turned evil. The pond is just dangerous because some people can’t fight the attraction to jump in, I see it as an energy vortex. Still, doesn’t sound like a good place to have a bunch of teenagers hanging out near… Just saying 😂

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          “Your interpretation makes her running off on Inpyo – after he made her promise she wouldn’t – heartbreaking! I don’t like that…”

          I didn’t like it either, I thought it was a moment of pure cowardice. And him dragging himself out of the basement broke my heart.

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          ‘Minsu and Ansu. They really rang a bell on me because I saw it as one of those teenage friendships where kids just feed off each other to do reckless stuff – like making elaborate plans to steal – and emotions get amplified”

          Yes this was the epiphany I had at one point but I’m like you, I don’t get what hair has to do with it and I don’t understand why tying hair would stop it. There’s clearly some symbolism here around hair – and around the cushions for that matter – that is probably obvious to a Korean viewer but is a giant mystery to me.

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    Thanks both of you. Now it makes much more sense. I watched the whole show and found it very confusing. It felt like show was trying to tell me something but I could not understand it at all.

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