Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

Dear You Are My Spring,

I haven’t the words to describe how much I love you.

Perhaps a hug would best convey how I feel.



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I’m screaming at this translated title

KEYEAST!!!!!

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Park Min-young making me think taking vitamins will make me look like her

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Happy YAMS day!!!

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I wish this was a thing.

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Not me watching YAMS BTS clips 🍠🙃

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This is a You Are My Spring/DaDo couple fan account




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    Oh, Mindy! Your gifs!
    I love them so much! They are so cute!
    Look at those smiles and glances.
    They are killing me!!

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    I wish you were watching Racket Boys too so that we could enjoy GIFs from it hehe. Ep 14 honestly had so much gif material moments. I want to keep replaying so many moments from it.

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Some gifs for @bluekoi and anyone else who wants them because Jung So-min is the most adorable being on the planet and should be shared





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So, uh, I haven’t been posting anything for this Beanie Party. Truthfully, I’ve been in a bit of a… funk lately, for a variety of reasons. One thing I’ve been battling internally is my relationship to the internet, which I’ve been an avid user of since I was much-too-young (beginning to talk to strangers on Neopets when I was 8 or so), and its inextricable role in our lives, especially in 2020 and 2021. So, the only song that really resonates with me today is… this.

Probably not Beanie Party-appropriate, but something that any internet user will… enjoy, I think.

So. Uhhhh.

#BVIPP?

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    Glad you stopped by our party! Funk aside, I’m glad you’re on the internet still.

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    Good song! You got me interest in watching BB’s show (pun intended)
    Can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up online. But the upside is that you don’t feel so lonely if you’re a bit of a square peg…
    Listening to the song, I remembered when I was a kid and asked my dad for an encyclopedia, because there was so much stuff I wanted to know and needed to go to the library every time I had a burning question. Just sounds quaint nowadays

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The fact that people don’t understand that Nevertheless is about a toxic relationship ON PURPOSE drives me insane.

THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE SHOW.

They’re not saying, “This is a good thing and something to aspire to”, they’re saying that this is how a girl can become attracted to this sort of guy so easily despite all the blaring warning signs, and the show makes that abundantly clear through Na-bi’s conversations with others and her internal monologue. Unless the narrative completely reverses direction, I highly doubt she’s going to end the story with him.

People really don’t understand that having a bad thing in a show doesn’t mean it endorses the bad thing. Yes, it’s portraying things as romantic for Na-bi because that’s how she sees it, but it also shows her hesitancy and uncertainty about it all. The show does an excellent job at getting us completely into Na-bi’s headspace.

This is why we can’t have nice things. Drama writers dumb down their scripts for THIS EXACT REASON. People have NO media literacy. Maybe I’ll eat my words if the show makes a 180 but I doubt it.

We as the audience know that her heart is going to be broken by the end. Heck, SHE knows it as well, she just is too enamored and willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

If the show isn’t your thing that’s fine but if you’re like “NEVERTHELESS IS BAD AND TOXIC AND ROMANTICIZES A BAD MALE LEAD!!!!!!” um yes genius that’s the whole point of the show. People are like “Think about the children!” and it’s like… uh, well, some of these episodes are rated 19+ so this show is not meant for your 12 year old daughter, sorry Susan.

How dare the show trust its audience to be mature enough to understand the very obvious themes of the show.

Anyway, my hot take of today is that Nevertheless (so far) is good, actually.

Also, it’s definitely going to give me at least one lesbian.

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    It definitely appeals to me as well. If you’ve ever been in any relationship, you wonder the same things she does. You wonder of the guy (or girl) is just playing you, and if you don’t, you’re super naive. And if you’ve never fallen for a sweet talking, sweet smiling, knows exactly what they are doing to you person, then you’re stronger than I was, or too hesitant to be in such a place. I still don’t know which is better.

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    Preach for the people at the back!! It’s been driving me INSANE how some people are clearly misunderstanding the entire point of the show – then screaming out their bad takes on the internet. Bad things happening onscreen ≠ endorsing/romanticizing said bad things. It’s maddening how many people don’t get that. It’s not about disliking the show itself (which is completely fine), but getting unnecessarily outraged over an issue that doesn’t exist.

    And yes, we’re absolutely getting lesbian(s) (maybe even bisexual rep?) out of this. I will be so sad if Sol and Ji-wan aren’t a thing by the end. Between Mine and Nevertheless, sapphic kdrama fans are eating well this year.

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      I finally finished Mine the other day and made real maniacal laughter with the way the drama ended after the actress who played Suzy’s husband said “they go back to “normal” in the end”.

      LAUGHED. OUT. LOUD.

      The sheer GLEE I felt with that phone call.

      I declare 2021 in kdrama Year of the Lesbians

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        2021, Year of the Lesbians has a nice ring to it. I’m totally in favour.

        I legit screamed in happiness when that phone call happened at the end of Mine. Yes, they went “back to normal”… normal lesbians who are happily in love again.

        I am SO HAPPY that Suzy’s actress’s husband ended up being a complete clown. Lesbians for the win.

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    I was thinking of catching up with the latest episodes and posting a very similar comment. The characters in Nevertheless break the drama mold. They are not inherently good people who you know will inevitably turn good by the end of the show even if they were not in the beginning. They are not the atypical ML and FL but they are more human than most ML and FL in dramas. I’m also worried about the response-the ratings and criticism, that it will prevent writers and productions from making anything that isn’t atypical. But thankfully it is on JTBC and ratings have never stopped that channel from valuing a show and also Netflix so maybe the international buzz will be a good sign for producers (as of now I guess it is being criticized internationally too). This show is meant to be disturbing. Moreover, I don’t think it is just promoting a toxic relationship, rather it is showing how a very normal girl can get stuck in one and I don’t get what’s wrong in that. I think part of people not liking it goes to the fact that it may just be too real,. Escapism is one reason kdrama viewers choose to watch dramas but these characters are similar to people who have done disturbing things in real life to the people around you.

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MY LIBERATION DIARY WITH LEE EL, SOHN SEOK-GOO, LEE MIN-KI, AND KIM JI-WON FINALLY CONFIRMED.

FINALLY.

A JTBC DRAMA BY THE MY AJUSSHI WRITER AND LAW SCHOOL PD OF COURSE.

FINALLY.

https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/144/0000748354

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Waiting for the day 10 years from now when Lee Re is dominating dramaland.




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Lee Yoo-young!!! She has the most fascinating eyes.




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I’m not around much anymore because I’m busy spending every day sitting on my ass, methodically erasing Oh! Master from my mind, and waiting for Lee Min-ki and Kim Ji-won to confirm for My Liberation Diary.

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    Have you by any chance seen the 2005 LMK drama “The Path to Glory”? Viki popped it up just recently…

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      Whaaaat? Is that Taereung National Village??

      It is! Looks like Kocowa just added it. Uh, interesting name change.

      It’s a minidrama (8 episodes, I think?) and was his first lead role (excluding drama specials). It was his first time working with PD Lee Yoon-jung, who also did The Lies Within, as well as his first time working with Lee Seon-kyun, who he reunited with in Romantic Island and who he’s still friends with today. You’re welcome for this useless trivia knowledge.

      Oh, it was also his first time working with Song Ha-yoon, who he later did a music video with!

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        It’s interesting to see all those actors 16 years younger.

        And the drama was quite watchable.

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    Missing you! I still have yet to start Jung So-mom’s drama too. Have you started it? Humph.

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    Was it that bad? I dropped it after like 2 eps but I was grumpy and assumed Id go back one day. No?

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      Oh God, isa, it’s bad. It’s bad in a way that you would never be able to imagine. Bad bad.

      1-2 had me skeptical but I thought it could be fun, 3-4 had some nice moments that I really liked, 5-6 had me MELTING thinking “I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP”, but then 7-8 had me going ughhh and then 9-10 was WHAT THE HELL and then 11-12 made me ragequit and hearing about 13-16 made me laugh and cry at the same time who allowed the writer to do this

      WHAT A WASTE OF SUCH FANTASTIC CHEMISTRY GPD DAMN they had some niiiiice kiss scenes too (minus the forst one, which was badly directed) AND THEY RUINED IT ISA!!!! THEY RUINED IT!!!!

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        But Mindy….its LMK! Its LMK! It cant be that bad!

        I feel like I want to pat you on the head and say itll be ok sweetpea. But thats condescending and rude. So Ill restrain myself.
        But I will say! I just dont understand. This very thing is happening with SIGs drama. The writers/directors have everything that they need to make a stellar drama. The acting is there. The talent is there. The concept was good enough to get made. Why cant they pull the trigger make a good drama, dang it?

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          It CAN, though, isa. But it’s fine because his next drama will be great!

          Doom at Your Service is actually a better drama than Oh! Master but uh low bar, and actually I find Doom to be incredibly boring whereas at least Oh! Master made me feel things. Most of the time they weren’t good things but…

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            Oh…Doom is another Drama Fail. I fell asleep watching it, woke up an ep and a half later and didnt kbow or care what I missed. Nothing makes sense. Make it make sense. Thats all make it make sense!
            Id rather hate watch a drama then watch a mostly harmless boring drama. Ots fun to get your blood boiling and blow up your fanwall with how much you hate it. Doom just makes me sleepy. Not even watching SIGs interesting face can save it.

            I told myself I would never drop a LMK drama so this one was just paused until I wasnt so slumpy but daaaaang.

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      it’s bad in the way that had me dropping a LMK/Nana drama because it was stupidly bad. Lee Min-ki and Nana with on fire chemistry, and I dropped it bad. Seriously, how do you mess that up? They literally would have done better to rip up the script and just let us watch LMK and Nana do anything else but what they actually made them do.

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Doom at Your Service is bad.

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Please Don’t Date Him has the BEST conversation melt down scene of all time. I can’t do it justice by explaining it for those who haven’t seen it so I won’t really try but you know those conversations you have with your group of friends and everyone is really touchy and sensitive and every single sentence someone says sets someone else off and everything is burning it’s all burning down but nothing can stop this conversation it’s going to just keep going and going and going until EVERYONE IS BURNT AND THE DESSERT IS BURNT AND EVERYTHING IS AWFUL.

This whole scene made me HOWL with laughter because it was so true to life and I’ve definitely had these conversations before.

My favorite part was how the guys at first looked at each other like “Oh my god can you believe this is happening lol” but then they got themselves dragged into it too and NO ONE WAS SAFE.

RIP dessert.

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    Oh yes, this was a good scene!

    I have mixed feelings about the drama overall though. The two main male leads (the UKISS idol guy and Joo Woo-jae) did a mediocre acting job, I think.

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      I just finished it and I enjoyed it! I didn’t looove it, but it was funny and feminist (and short!) and I loved the 3 friends, so that’s enough for me. The guys were serviceable, IMO, and since it was really the 3 friends that the show centered the most I was fine with it.

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        I liked the three friends too! I thought they were great. I was pleasantly surprised by Yoon Bo-mi. Agree that it was a feminist show! I thought it did a good job with portraying the motivations, emotions, and reasoning of the FL especially, although also the older friend with her secretive husband.

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Me but with Lee Min-ki

(My Liberation Diary pls confirm soon pls)

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I forgot to post an update!

Lee El is confirmed for My Liberation Diary, writer Park Hae-young (My Ajusshi)’s new JTBC drama also courting Lee Min-ki, Kim Ji-won, and Sohn Seok-gu.

Have I mentioned how much I adored her as Jamie in Liar Game because I ADORED HER AND I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS POTENTIAL CAST.

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This show is dumb as hell but where did Lee Min-ki learn to hug like that and does he offer classes because I would love to enroll

For science




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Sohn Seok-gu has been offered a part in the new drama written by Park Hae-young, who wrote My Ajusshi!!!!!

So, a rundown of what we know so far:

Working Title: Romance Gourmet My Liberation Diary

Writer: Park Hae-young (My Ajusshi, Another Oh Hae-young)

Director: Kim Seok-yoon (Law School, The Light in Your Eyes, This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair, Awl)

Offers out to: Lee Min-ki, Kim Ji-won, Sohn Seok-gu

Description: A “human drama” (the same phrase used for My Ajusshi, ha) about 3 siblings named Chang-hee, Ki-jeong, and Mi-jeong. SSG is offered the role of a mysterious man named Mr. Gu.

Channel: JTBC

When?: Supposedly planning to start filming this summer to air in early 2022

Not a ton of info, I know, but I can’t help but be excited! I’ll be crushed if this doesn’t happen!

The title change is pretty different! I thought it would be a romance drama but maybe LMK and KJW (if they confirm) will actually be siblings. My thirsty self is lowkey disappointed, half of me is like “being in a variety of dramas is good for LMK’s career” and the other half is “oh god why can’t he just always be in romances and make me swoon doesn’t he know that’s his only purpose in life”. And these two were so cute when promoting Detective K, I really want to see them as a couple! Oh well. I’m sure I’ll enjoy whatever this writer has in store for us.

I think Sohn Seok-gu is fantastic and brings something totally unique to his roles even though he’s never a lead, so I’m begging, begging, begging the dramagods that all 3 of them confirm!

Let’s hope that finally, a drama I look forward to ends up being great! 🤞

Looks like the only SSG gifs I have are from the Mother BTS clips–loved seeing him be so cute with Heo Yool despite his villainous character!



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    Yes! Sohn Seok-gu is awesome.

    I think if LMK and KJW were going to decline we’d hear about offers going out to others. Fingers crossed.

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      I was thinking the same thing! And Kim Ji-won hasn’t had any news of other projects since Lovestruck, so here’s hoping it’s because she’s committed to this…

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    They won’t be a couple? *sad noises*

    But yeah, a non-romance centric role would be good for LMK. So I’m happy for his career, even when it comes at the sacrifice of my rom-com loving heart.

    Anything that washes the stain of Lovestruck in the City is excellent for KJW.

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      I’m just making assumptions because the little we know about the plot says it’s about 3 siblings, but it could be that one of them isn’t one of the siblings and they’ll have a loveline!! I’m just prepared to be disappointed, lol. Considering the first working title had “romance” in the name, maybe I’m wrong!

      I’ve actually been itching for him to do something a bit melo/serious without being dark and bloody (sigh, The Lies Within), so if this is tonally similar to My Ajusshi I think that’d be great!

      Kim Ji-won has gone too long without a project that truly lets her shine. Really hope she gets something great here!

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      Well, in My Mister two brothers had a love interests. They will probably do the same thing here with Lee Min Ki’s character.

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    Give me Sohn Seok-gu or give me death!

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    Omo, omo, omo! I need more Sohn Seok-gu on my screen. He’s amazing in the same way I find Lee Sun-kyun, so I’d love to see what the creators of My Mister could do with him! I’m going to be so disappointed if this doesn’t happen.

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      Anything with SSG is good in my book – we need to see him more.

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    hi Mindy, i think good news will come soon, maybe after my ladylord drama finish its airing time. lee minki+kim jiwon+son sukku are my faves, triple combo. can we set high expectation again this time. this is good guarantee with pd and writer onboard, right! Lee minki fighting!

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