Beanie level: Errand boy

I really like Han Ji-pyeong character, I really do. 😊

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Now I’m starting to wonder if the writer-nim still remembers that Han Ji-pyeong isn’t the ML..

😅

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    I don’t care for the first and second title. KSH and NJH are both leads. Can’t say the same for BS and KH though.. there’s a clear distinction between them.

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      I know what you mean, but I think his character is overshadowing the ML tbh. That’s why I’m unsure if that’s really the intention of the writer, or if the actor is unexpectedly good.

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        It‘s his unbelievable acting and the well thought out character sketch, growth plan and script that makes him overshadow the ML. The writer must be a fan of his, or his character.

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          DoSan and DalMi are so poorly written in comparison with JiPyeong.
          So yes, someone please remind her who is the real ML (the one who gets the girl at the end, as a trophy).

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            As it turned out, I think HJP character really carries the show. How come you make everything revolve around him instead of the main leads? Perhaps it’s a way of getting the public’s attention, but then you undermine the development of the leads’ characters. I actually thought that by KHP getting so much attention from fans might result in In-jae getting less and less screen time; they can’t reduce the screen time of the OTP anyway so who knows?

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            *HJP not KHP

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            My sincere wish is for them to give us alternate endings.

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          Dunno about the writer, but the director surely is a fan of his! I heard Ep 1-10 were pre-produced. Sometimes, certain roles/actors pop up. It’s unpredictable tbh, I wonder if even the writers knew that HJP/KSH would get this much adoration?

          https://www.herworld.com/gallery/life/entertainment/start-up-korean-drama-suzy-nam-joohyuk/

          “Director Oh: I’ve always been a fan of Kim Seon-ho. He has this very clean yet complex aura about him. He seems very sharp, but he’s really just a softie on the inside and he is just one of those, you know, I don’t want to say cute or adorable, but he indeed is such a cute character, and very friendly. The character Han Ji-pyeong, he also has the sharpness about him, but he’s also a softie on the inside, and I felt like Kim was perfect to convey that.”

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    If you think about it’s really a three person story, they are the main leads no doubt. Someone said that the show uses HJP to show a new plot, as well as his impact/Ex. In-jae/Dal-mi sister job scene. He’s the one that they use to drive the plot forward, check out the Netflix descriptions for the episodes too. Now, I see why KSH chose the role. It carries more heft/weight than expected.

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Finished Start-Up ep.12. Can’t believe it’s again one more week to wait for the next eps. Can’t also believe how little I am invested in the love btw our OTP. Cried for HJP. Cried more for Chul-san 😱

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I am so happy this year I saw many SMLs became more recognized and promoted to MLs. They were scene stealers in their SML roles.

Kim Ji-seok
Lee Jae-wook
Kim Seon-ho

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I’m a little sad.. I got halmeoni instead of HJP. 🥺

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    BUT it’s okay because halmoni is the one HJP really loves. I’m good now. ☺️

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    Me too. We need to be more blunt and to act more uncaring.

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      Really? My other half (of the world away) got the same result as mine!

      *You know by being like this we might get ourselves HJPs. 😏

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National anthem for Han Ji-pyeong/ Kim Seon-ho’s fans

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Do-san Dalmi are cute, but let me just imagine that Ji-pyeong and Dalmi are together in a parallel universe.

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I often wonder if I’ll level up in this lifetime.. 🧐

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    Errand boy is a really long level for most.

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    I think you might need more followers.

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      That’s something I haven’t thought about before. Is it the sole purpose of following and having others follow you thing? 😂

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        Just give it a try, because not only comments and likes are enough.
        And besides, if you use this link with your user (change where it’s written Eazal) you can see just the activity of the people you are following.
        https://www.dramabeans.com/members/eazal/activity/following/?acpage=2

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          Thanks Eazal! I think the idea is from Fly Colors right? If I’m not mistaken she once said about this on my fan wall as well. I haven’t tried it (and actually have forgotten about it.) Thanks for telling me this again!

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            of Mindy, I guess it’s Mindy now.

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            Yes, I think it was @mindy

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            It was me! Don’t give Fly Colors credit for my competely accidental discovery–I mean, hard-found discovery! 😛

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            Hahahaha all right! I won’t accidentally give the credit to @flyingcolours for your hard-earned discovery! 😘

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            The masters in Beanielogy – how to level up, the long and fun story of DB, how to code gifs into comments, hidden pages and secret utilities – are others. I deserve no credit at all 🙌 (credit-less is my default mode)

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        To be honest, I’m not sure who I’ve followed until I check the fanwall. I definitely think it contributes to leveling up though. I’ve been trying to check other beanies levels and I think to level up you need 3,000 to 4,000 comments.

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    I didn’t level up until I had +4000 comments. But I seemed to be the odd duckling since many leveled up before that, so there is hope?

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      You mean you levelled up when you commented more than 4000 times or you gotta comment 4000 times more in order to level up from the previous title?

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        People level up from Errand boy after more than 3.500 comments, but every beanie is different (as comments in recaps “weigh” more than posts or comments on the wall).

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        I meant about 4000 total… but it hasn’t been scientifically proven LOL

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      I’m still on 2840 comments… Guess I’m not levelling up until Woo Dohwan comes out of the military! His dramas are the only ones that get me commenting consistently on recaps 😅

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        I know the feeling now that I have HJP or Kim Seon-ho to gush over 😏.

        Sorry Beanies, you’ll still see a lot of my comments in the next episodes of Start-Up. 🤩

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    High five, fellow errand boy! We’ve got this… Apparently, leaving comments on the recaps does the trick

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    I am commenting and following in case that will help. Fighting!

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      OMG you’re incredibly kind seonsangnim! This is so appreciated 😳.

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Start-Up ep.10 Demo Day at 34.40 goes down my history of being the best scene ever.

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Do Do has never failed me, really. I laughed and cried during the two latest episodes and my jaw dropped at almost the end of it.

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Final product – my first Jjapaguri!

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What will it be?

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It’s so much fun seeing the shipping war in the OP thread of Start-Up. I totally forgot about Do Do. 😅

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    😂 🤣 😂

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      For me, I think it’s better if Dal-mi goes with Do-san not just because they are cute together, but because Han Ji-pyeong is also lovely and uniquely charming I want him for myself. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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        Get behind me!! I’m also after those dimples 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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          Wait, there’s a line??? I thought we were all gonna adopt him as a group? xD

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            No. Now I want him all for my self.

            *avoiding things thrown in my direction from both @lszj09 and @eazal*

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            I’m a selfish beanie 😂😂😂

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            We are SELFISH Beanies. *Let’s chant this*

            When being selfish becomes a trend. LoL

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    Awww… being in a shipping war is so much fun! Let the shipping war begin and the OP threads for Start-Up be on fire 🔥 🔥 🔥!

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    Whats going on there? Haha

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      There ar Edina funny comments and this is the first time I experience being in a real shipping war. 🔥🤩🔥. Most Beanies are pretty civil so I don’t think it’ll become ugly. BUT it’ll still be fun if it becomes ugly. Oh I’m such a horrible person.

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        Hahaha! Actually followed it through the beanies section and this is my FIRST TIME TOO, here in DB!! 🙈 I purposely avoided the latest DB recap of Start Up because I sense some bad aura. Haha. I prefer joining beanies dwelling on some GOODNEWS 🙆🏻‍♀️😅

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I\’m happy as there are so many good dramas to choose from these days. How happy I am to have Netflix and Viu! Am enjoying DDSSLLS and Start-Up so much recently.

And it\’s almost Christmas again.

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I checked my comment in the last ep of Chicago Typewriter which was about 2-3 years ago, and was amazed at how there were so many people commenting on the thread. Where are those ppl nowadays???

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    I don’t see many veteran regulars either but I also feel that people comment less now.

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      I wonder why it’s like that… It’s always fun if there are a lot of comments, like we are really talking to one another.

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        If I say for myself, I don’t read recaps now. I’m only here for the fanwall and beanies. Also it’s been long since a show has got me that excited to discuss it with others. I think trickier shows get more comments because it’s fun reading everyone’s theories about them, most shows these days aren’t doing that.

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          I see your points. I also notice that some recappers are doing too much work these days. Look at missvictrix for example. I remember seeing her name everywhere, and I always wonder why she has to take on that much work. Is DB running out of recappers? That will affect the contents. Does it really have low budget for running the site?

          I understand why they’re trying everything they can to get more Beanies subscribe to their Beanieboxes or donate, but I also feel like there should be other ways to make the payment not feel so much like an obligation: Being committed to paying for the site every month feels a bit.. too committed.

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            Last time I checked, they had a one time payment option. In fact they have many payment options now, you can have a look again.

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        I don’t know about others, but I comment less than I used to because by the time recaps are posted, I’ve either discussed the episode on the fanwall or forgotten what I had to say about it.

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          Yes, you’re right. I don’t want to name the shows and the recappers, but what you said is right. I was once watching a very engaging show, but the recapped waited for so long and she posted the recap just a day before the next week’s episode began. I already forgot everything by then, and because I didn’t remember much I didn’t want to read recap because I would have to read EVERYTHING again. And there would be much fewer people to discuss points with.

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        Some of us are too overwhelmed with things right now. I’m way behind and watching only two shows.

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          I miss you mugyuljoie, but knowing that you live in NYC I guess everyone is still following the election news. Make sure you’re not stressed out.

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            I’m actually in the opposite corner of the country, and yes, it’s been stressful.

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            Oh really I must be mistaken 😅. Anyway, things will be better; at least I think the situation there should be better than in my country. 😂

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Ra-ra\’s Ha-yeong\’s make-up and the adorable Jae-min really stole the show this episode. I lost tears.
#DDSSLLS

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💐

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Finished rewatching episodes of DDSSLLS for oh who knows how many times! I really like this one, like -REALLY. 🥰

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I have a very bad feeling about what Ra-ra and Jun will go through in the next episodes. Will that song foreshadow what will happen next? That was why I couldn\’t really be happy when they dated.

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    well.. he needs to be of legal age atleast..

    and it is not nice to lie to her so blatantly…

    plus i don’t get that doctor too.. did he really divorce to pursue this girl

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      I think the doctor is going through mid life crisis. Watching Ra-ra not caring the world to play twinkle in the mid of another piece is perhaps the inspiration of what he could live differently. It’s not love but fascination in RR.

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      Personally, I think he had a burn out and found Ra-ra’s refreshing attitude and characteristics endearing. It’s the complete opposite of what his ex-wife is.

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My new fav piece … 🎵

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    Contrary to what many believe, this one is actually “Mariage d’amour”, not Spring Waltz as suggested here. It was also composed by Paul de Senneville, not Chopin.

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