Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

so the unthinkable has happened to KDL: we were hijacked. read our statement here: https://koreandramaland.com/listings/steal-stole-stolen/

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    Oh no! That is awful. All your hard work stolen 😫. I hope you’ll get an explanation and can get your content back 🥺

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      thank you @katakwasabi – since we put up that notice, the perpetrator has responded, but does not think that they are in any wrong. rather, they seem to be of the impression that this information ought to be “shared”, since no one has any right to the addresses. but it’s not even about that, tbh. it completely belittles all the effort that’s gone into searching for the locations, many from scratch. there’s not much we can do at the moment, but we are looking at certain internal measures that might prevent a similar case in future. we understand that they’ve been stealing from other sites too! they simply have some nerve. appreciate your kind thoughts ❤️

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        Maybe you can team up with other sites they’ve plagiarized? I’m hoping that something helps.

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          yes, that’s something i hope we can look into. cos obviously the more voices there are, the louder the discontent would be, and hopefully it will put them out of ‘business’. they even have a ‘donate’ button, claimed to be for the people helping behind the scenes. but i think we’re one of those ‘invisible’ people and not getting anything out of it. not that this was the point to begin with! argh! 😡

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        Is there any way we can report their site for something that would eventually shut it down? Or place a notice in your site about their impostor or something.

        My heart breaks for your team since gathering those esp locations that are new takes time and effort.

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          thank you so much 🥺 very touched by the kind words ❤️ you can reach out to me at mich [at] koreandramaland [dot] com if you’d like. happy to share more. (also just in case any of their lackeys happen to be lurking around these parts… haha)

          another thing is that we have avoided sharing their website link cos we don’t want them to benefit from this (obviously the attention would prob bring up their site visits). but if anyone would like see it for themselves, just reach out to me via email.

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    Mygoodness! I hope you will get your response and have the site back up with all your data. Fighting!

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      thank you @neener ❤️ our site has been running (it wasn’t down, save for the tech issue we had in July) and our data is intact. the issue is that this other site is likely to have downloaded and copied our data for their own site, and that what angers us at KDL – and as seen in this thread, many of you too 🥺 see my response to Katakwasabi on the perpetrator’s (non)response.

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    Oh no! This is terrible! I’m so sorry to hear this happened!

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    oh such a shame! I hope the takedown notice works! Fighting!

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      thank you @pickleddragon ❤️ see my reply to Katakwasabi above on the perpetrator’s (non)response.

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        Argh so frustrating. Going forward, I suppose you can use some kind of copy-protect measures to prevent machine-lifting of content. Not just for the website, but also for all of your soc-med presence (e.g., RSS feeds should not contain full text – which then becomes easily copiable, etc.). You should be able to claim copyright protection over original photographs and text anyway, and try and report them to their host server on those grounds. I’m sure the host will have some policies on this. Get good legal advice! All the best.

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    @Mich I do hope that you are able to resolve this issue and get back your stolen content.

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      thank you @sirena ❤️ well – tbh with location addresses, it could be quite hard to prove that they were stolen from us. am trying to build a case on any original content they may have lifted, so we shall see how that goes.

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    @Mich. I am in shock. I hope there are good guys out there that can help you.

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      @marcusnyc20 :((( sigh. so are we tbh. we’ve faced many plagiarism situations over the last 3 years but none have been as blatant and shameless as this. and thank you. i don’t know how much we can really do but am trying to build a case for original content, so we shall see.

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    Oh no @michh!!! Have you talked to a copyright attorney? I have a friend who goes through this periodically with her website. It might be good to consult one if you can find a local person who’s reasonable.

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      @ndlessjoie ❤️ thanks my dear. no – we’ve not talked to any legal people just yet, but also not sure how much it can help. will see if we have anyone in our circles whom we can talk to! trying to start small, like building a case on reporting original content and taking it from there.

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    Oh no, that truly is unthinkable 😮 I’m so sorry that this has happened to you guys after all your hard work which we have enjoyed so much. Ugh, it’s SO UNFAIR. Why can’t people just live right??? I wish you all the best in getting back at them (sorry, unlike in a kdrama I am unable to think up a good “sting” operation). 🤬🤬🤬

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      @bbstl you’re here!! ❤️ was wondering if this would be able to reach you somehow 😫 it is extremely selfish, and even if they’re trying to reach out to the French k-drama community… really, that’s just not the way to do it. the most incredible thing was that we had NEVER given our consent, not at all, and yet they took our ‘silence’ as consent? or they just went ahead with it thinking that the info should just be “free” for all? wow. they really have the nerve. and thank you – trying to pick the battles to see which way we can strike without them knowing.

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        In ref what you have consented to, maybe you can make your copyright license / policy clearer and more visible on your site – whether it is copiable with attribution, or whatever else you choose. You might have already done this. If so, please ignore this comment 🙂

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        UGH what the hell are people thinking??? They’ve got some nerve, is right. I wish I were a patent attorney and could help you.

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how i feel about Memorials ending next week 🥺🥺🥺 grown so attached to GongSera! who else is with me? 🙋🏻 locations: https://koreandramaland.com/jobs/?search_keywords=%22into+the+ring%22&submit=

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aaand KDL is back! we couldn’t be more relieved 🙌🏼 show us some love and let us know you missed us: http://www.koreandramaland.com

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    Thank you @mich for the good news. You have a great site and I know it is a labor of love.

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    If ever I go to Korea—I’m kicking myself I didn’t go last summer—your site is bookmarked for me to start planning my trip!

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      always here if you need help, @ally-le! 🙂 and yes – i hope we get to travel soon too, not just through our screens >.<

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      Exactly. Over the last couple if years I have had ideas of visiting South Korea during the cherry blossom season. I remember how gorgeous they were in CAHM and APAD.
      Like you Ally I would definitely bookmark Korean Dramaland. Endless possibilities of visiting kdrama locations. For example one location I would trek to is the famous bridge (really highway overpass) from 30BUT17.

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greetings all! hope things are well 🙂 what’s everyone watching now? i’ve jumped on the ‘Men Are Men’ bandwagon because Geummi- i mean, Seo Ji-hoon is back! good to see SJH as a lively character 🙂

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    The only reason I’m watching this show as well!

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      hehe! i love how he’s back together with Yoon Hyun-min too 🙂 having that familiarity and chemistry is so important. and i think his character here really has got a lot more personality than his Meow the Secret Boy one >.< (sorry Jae-sun…)

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        Tbh, I’m not a fan of YHM, HJE is already yelling, and the similarity between some of the plot elements in this show and Tale of Fairy is raising all kinds of alarms. Not a death knell yet (I watched all of Meow for SJH, even though the cat acted better than L, so I can give this one at least a few more episodes), but I’m hoping the show gets better.

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          IKR i was quite surprised that they both signed on for this show, that is more of a modern day version of the whole past lives thing tackled in Mama Fairy. it obviously covers more past life timelines but still.. absolutely uncanny. i’m gonna keep to it a bit more cos i at least find Do-gyeom refreshing to watch!

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also, quick PSA that the Korean Dramaland site is facing some tech difficulties at the moment >.< but hopefully we'll be back up and running soon! thanks for your understanding and patience.

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here’s our latest post on KDL about the music, movies, books & poems in When My Love Blooms!

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    it was quite a labor of love (because it is very, VERY long…), but worth it especially for those who are keen to learn more about the references from that time, particularly because of the ‘newtro’ trend in South Korea 🙂 let me know your thoughts or your fave song/book/poem/movie reference! thanks to this drama, i discovered Light & Salt (빛과소금), and really enjoy their song ‘Do Not Leave My Side (내곁에서 떠나가지 말아요)’.

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and an appreciation post for one of my fave secretaries: When My Love Blooms’ Secretary Kang. thank you for being such a great support to Jae-hyun always. (and i forgive you for that hotel mention…)

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    It was really nice to see a secretary whose job is appreciated by his boss and who could speak frankly to him. I really liked their relationship.

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      same here! he’s definitely one of my fave secretaries in Kdramaland 🙂

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and in a blink of an eye, we’re down to the last When My Love Blooms weekend. gonna miss 90s Jae-hyun and Ji-soo. overview here: https://koreandramaland.com/when-my-love-blooms-kdrama-overview/

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who’s watching When My Love Blooms? which era are you more drawn to – the 90s or modern day? KDL locations here: https://koreandramaland.com/jobs/?search_keywords=%22when+my+love+blooms%22&submit=

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    Complicated.
    I love the cinematography of the 90’s scenes. It’s so… 90’s?

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      same @eazal! and the locations they’ve picked are certainly outstanding. so glad i managed to track down that cinema in ep 5!

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    I haven’t caught the latest episodes, but it’s the 90s era for me. Hands down.

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take care Hawon, Seowoo. it’s been a while since i really opened up my kdrama heart, and i’m glad i did to you two 💜 APOYM on KDL: https://koreandramaland.com/a-piece-of-your-mind-kdrama-overview

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might you know where this location is? we’d definitely like to know! join in on our Treasure Hunt and give us a hand in finding it: https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-treasure-hunt-1-wheres-that-location

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from apprehension to adoration: SO SAD that A Piece of Your Mind is ending next week 😭😭 check out our overview on KDL!

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it’s cherry blossom season! we may not be able to see them in person, but you can still see them bloom in dramas. here’s our post from last yr: https://koreandramaland.com/cherry-blossoms-in-kdramas/

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colourful walls really help to brighten up a neighborhood! here’s our feature on some mural villages in Kdramas: https://koreandramaland.com/mural-villages-seen-in-kdramas/ – which is your favorite?

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    Wow, cool! What a great post, thanks! It will help motivate me to make chalk drawings outside my house for all the folks now walking my neighborhood during Covid 👩🏼‍🎨

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      i’m sure that will cheer the neighbors up! take care where you are dear @bbstl 🙂

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traveling may not be possible at the moment, but you can still do so through these Kdramas! https://koreandramaland.com/travel-overseas-locations-kdramas-kdramaland/ – where to next? ✈

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    It’s in my bucketlist to go to Quebec now because of Goblin 😂

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      i would like to visit Canada one day too! @beesgiggle (cute name btw ^^)

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        thanks! Especially the red door – it’s one of my bucket list destinations now.

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      I did that last year and it was totally worth it !!!
      Hopefully, when this pandemic is over, you’ll get a chance to come to Canada and visit Quebec city and do a wonderful Goblin tour (on your own or with a group)

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    The Fairmont Quebec! I did go here because of an certain Goblin! Wore a red scarf and everything!

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https://koreandramaland.com/jobs/?search_keywords=%22a+piece+of+your+mind%22&submit= – to those watching A Piece of Your Mind! what do you think of it so far?

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if you love all things literary, check out our Winter chapter of featured books and poems in “When The Weather Is Fine”: https://koreandramaland.com/when-the-weather-is-fine-books-part-one/

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    Ohhhh thank you for this! I never looked into this drama because I have a weird dislike for Seo Kang-joon (reason unknown) although I really liked the title. I’ve read up to number 2 (will read the rest once I catch up/or decide to drop it) from your link and I love it! I now feel like checking it out knowing it includes beautiful literature! Thank you!

    One thing! There are some lines from To the Daffodils that were not translated though and some lines were mixed up. I personally liked this part:

    눈이 오면 눈길을 걸어가고
    비가 오면 빗길을 걸어가라

    When it snows, you walk on a snowy road
    When it rains, you walk down a rainy path

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      hi @earthna! thanks for the heads up. the lines were mostly taken from the subtitles (based on what was translated from the show), so some parts may not have been read out. we’ll relook at that part though!

      and yes, hope you give the show a chance 🙂 it starts off a little slow, but it has a rhythm that’s perfect for winter.

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    Thanks so much for sharing. This was really nice to read!

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    I finished reading your post. Thank you again for introducing me to this drama! I never knew because of viki’s censorship about what poems they read and omg! I’ve read the poem Me, Natasha, and the White Donkey as a carving on a stone at Gilsangsa Temple in Seoul! I just got goosebumps! Lol. I read about Baek Seok to refresh my memory and the article I found said he is Kim Younghan’s lover. She is the person who donated the place so it can be renovated as a temple. Ir’s strange that out of all his poems, this one got placed in Gilsangsa, unless Natasha is also Kim Younghan. Hmmm

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okay i’m TOTALLY into My Holo Love right now… where can i be a Holo beta tester! sign me up 😂 locations here: https://koreandramaland.com/jobs/?search_keywords=%22my+holo+love%22&submit=

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    Holo. Is SUCH A SWEETHEART OMG…. it’s going to be so painful to watch when the love triangle kicks in 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

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      tell me about it…. >.< i don't think he's gonna go rogue for her but guess we'll see…

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        It’s actually going at a pretty quick pace, the plot—but without sacrificing development of the characters and is still giving opportunities for the viewers to feel and stay emotionally connected with the characters—which is what I like 😁😁😁

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          yes, i’m quite glad it hasn’t lost that despite moving at such a fast pace! can’t wait to keep watching!

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hello Beanies! it’s been a while. hope 2020 has been treating you all well thus far. what K-dramas are you watching at the moment? i started on Forest, waiting to start Itaewon Class and My Holo Love!

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as 2019 comes to a close, Team KDL reflects upon the K-drama year that will soon pass us by. what’s your fave moment from this year? https://koreandramaland.com/kdl-2019-roundup-kdrama-reflections/

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    I’m really looking forward to what you guys will find out about Crash Landing locations! I think they may have used Mongolia for NK? I wondered if it was too difficult to find areas of SK that are undeveloped (but we see them all the time in sageuks, so …). Maybe they got ppl money from Mongolia!

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      hi @bbstl! so far the locations we’ve uncovered are mostly those in Switzerland and within SK. Marion’s the one watching it so i’m not super privy… but we’re happy to look more into it 🙂 happy 2020 in advance!

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        Happy 2020 to you and keep up the good work! Although I can’t believe you’re missing the chance to watch HYUN BIN 😁

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          haha true! i’m missing out 😅 but am watching Psychopath Diary and that’s SO EXCITING!!

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