Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

😂😂😂 So is he an idiot with a kind heart or does he have some sort of superpower because if it’s the former then maybe he should leave the heroics to someone else?

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The King, Eternal Monarch: the long CF you never wanted but got anyway.

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    The King: Eternal PPL

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      Snort!

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      This is the true name. Unless they find a new director and pull this all together, I’ll remember it for the horrible PPL.

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        I guess we’ll remember it for the PPL then since I don’t see pulling it together happening. I don’t mind so much anymore though. The drama is what it is and I have lowered my expectations. Don’t get hurt/frustrated that way.

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          I was always in it for WDH and KKN anyway. I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

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    The Alley bubble tea ~!!!!!!

    … Ahem… Sorry….. It’s just, I’ve been craving it (bubble tea, it doesn’t have to be specifically from The Alley) for the last 2 months that my city has been on lockdown/self-isolation/physical distancing

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    I really want to try that bubble tea!

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    That bubble tea is the real star.

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    I’m hoping to see them work the kimchee pouches into more ridiculous scenes. The ultimate would be kimchee pouches dangling from plants grown from the seeds Tae Eul planted in the in-between place. Then we’ll know it’s truly deliciously magical kimchee.

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    Whenever they show that facial skincare mask, I wonder if there is a drama twist with Rim donning it and proclaiming to Gon: “I am your Father.”

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He said “Hi” and my heart turned into a puddle of goo. There has never been a more romantic “Hi” in the history of dramaland greetings.

In defence of my crazy, I quote Girlfriday on the use of banmal:

“Now, in a romantic relationship, these differences take on more significant meanings. Whether or not a couple uses banmal with each other speaks volumes about where they are emotionally, and how comfortable they feel around each other.”

Granted WinterGarden is not a couple(yet) but they are in a relationship of sorts.

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    He only said ‘Hi’. But the subs is ‘Hi Gyeoul’. I listened to it again, and he only said ‘Hi’ 🤔.

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      Yeah, Netflix subs are being screwy in this show. Even when Ikjun was teasing him, they translated it as “you said her name” or something like that but he was talking about using banmal not her name.

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      I think it’s because the international audience isn’t aware of the context behind it (the importance/use of banmal/jondae). Someone who hasn’t watched many kdramas will probly think “whats so significant if he said hi?” So, keeping in mind their audience, they did this ig..

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    “Uh, annyeong….”

    Just this and that sheepish smile and our hearts melt like lemon drops over the rainbow.

    Ahhh. Once a shipper, always a shipper.
    I can’t escape from my destiny.

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    Too bad it got lost in translation. There were a few more times the translation was a bit different. It actually made me wonder if the nuance would be different if it was translated literally from Korean (not this ‘hi’ and the use of banmal) but in other scenes.

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    This killed me! In his mind, he was already entertaining the thought of pursuing Gyeoul so this came out without thinking. He had the most casual face too when he said it lol. I panicked so hard over that one hi. Hahahahha

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    As soon as he said Hi I perked up. 😮😮😮😲😲😲
    Then of course the denial. Lol, loved it.

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    That slip of tongue is everything. If it was capable of rendering Ik-jun speechless, then I believe it’s a HUGE deal. Jeong-won, you can’t run away from your own feelings.

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Q1. Explain your username (and/or avatar).

username: rue – a shortened version of my real name
avatar: Mo Seok-hee from Graceful Family. She had the perfect blend of crazy grit and smarts that I wish to possess.

Q2. What is the first drama that you watched (or the first drama that made an impression)?

Jewel In The Palace. Once upon a time, I had plans to go to culinary school. I enjoyed Jewel because they made the most amazing food in the most interesting ways. The cooking scenes made me want to be a part of that world.

Q3. Tell us about a job or two that you’ve had in the past.

I worked as a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn. I lasted a month before I quit(the first job I ever quit). I just couldn\’t work as fast as they wanted me to.

Q4. Have you ever lived a moment that you thought belonged in a drama?

Haha, my entire childhood. I may write a book about it. That much crazy needs to be shared with the world.

Q5. What drama genres do you especially like?

Romance, fantasy.

Q6. What drama genres do you especially dislike?

Horror(weird since I\’ve watched Master\’s Sun and Hotel del Luna) and psychological thrillers.

Q7. Is there a drama character you’ve ever strongly identified with, and why?

Most of the heroines in my favorite dramas but the one that stands out is Mo Seok-hee in Graceful Family. She came from a crazy family(check) and picked herself up again and again(check) after getting knocked down(sometimes in the cruelest way). She was, in spite of coming from the worst that humanity produces, kind and thoughtful, and well-adjusted. She was a badass….and also slightly unhinged.

Q8. What was your major in school?

Information Systems Security.

Q9. What’s a random skill you have?

I can braid hair.

Q10. Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?

Doctor Who.

Q11. Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?

IU

Q12. Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.

I started to overthink this then panicked so I\’ll leave this part unanswered.

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Subtle…

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    Is it ever subtle, tough? 😂

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      😂 probably not. It’s just that I wasn’t really paying attention when I was watching today and yet these PPL scenes kept jumping out at me.

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      I think the vest done is probably My Ahjussi with the instant coffee. But that LMH coffee one mostly felt like a wink at the Audience.

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    🤣🤣🤣

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    I honestly want to try that coffee now.

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My friend recently made a deal with me. She would watch Prison Playbook(which I love) if I would watch Misaeng(she calls the ending one of the most satisfying in dramaland). I’d tried about 475 times to watch it before(fomo), but I just couldn’t get into it. The first episode felt too heavy and so I always dropped the drama.

But I never welch on a deal so I worked my way through the first episode and I’m really glad I did. I have never worked in an office but the struggles of those people mirrored my own so well I was pleasantly surprised.

I loved how I saw myself in most of the characters: biting your tongue because sometimes that’s the only way you’ll survive, lashing out because it’s finally become too much, being jealous of those who have made it even though if you’re honest you know you didn’t work as hard as they did, feeling like hard work is what will get you out and then feeling like crap when it’s not enough because fate just sucks sometimes, not speaking out against unfair treatment. I was all of them and so I was able to connect with the characters which is one of the reasons I watch dramas. For that connection albeit with fictional characters.

I had to take a break from college for 3 years and now I am a 29-year-old student trying to get her first degree(for the third time). I’m terrified that future employers might ask me why it took so long to get it. I wonder if all my hard work will be enough to make me “good enough”. I wonder if I’ll have the ” right look” that companies want. Wherever I end up, I hope I have as much support as Jang Geu-rae received from his colleagues and Mr. Oh, because life is a little less hard when you have someone who’s got your back.

Whatever happens though, I’m grateful to Misaeng for telling me that “we all have an incomplete life so far”. It’s a really good message. I laughed, I cried, I cheered and I felt a spark of something I haven’t felt in a while; hope.

Side note – I cried so much during episode 19 that I have a headache.

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    I love Misaeng! This was my first kdrama that made me get into a slump because nothing else came close. Even till this date, I might say My Ajusshi is the only other show I liked as much as Misaeng. You don’t necessarily need to be working in an office to relate to these characters, it’s an office drama but it just applies everywhere. I guess we’ve all been JGR once in our life. Hugs to you rue, hope you get an amazing job. Secretly hopibg you get a manager as good as Mr Oh. We all have Misaeng anyway. I’d say your friend did great, I think Misaeng is a tad bit better than PP but they’re both good in their own way.

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      I think I got the better drama in this round. I will have to find a great drama to repay her with.

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    I love this drama so much. It was my first slice-of-life drama so it surprised me a lot. I couldn’t bring myself to rewatch though because it’s too real for me as well.

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      High five, first slice of life and still haven’t been able to rewatch because its too real, it hurts.

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      I think it might be years before I’m able to watch it again, but it’s so good.

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        It is. But Prison Playbook is also a very good drama. It’s a win-win for the both of you.

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      I rewatched it with my kid brother and sister recently (first watch for both of them)… it was fun to discuss and we actually laughed a lot. There is quite a bit of dry humour. We all cracked up when Jang Geu Rae saw hearts behind Manager Oh for instance, or when Baek-ki-shi ended up at the sauna with his superior.

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        So glad to know that they enjoyed it. My younger sibs enjoy romcoms. 😛

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        I enjoyed Jang Geu-rae’s “hallucinations” 😂. Like the wings behind one of the people he worked with. Baek-ki and his supervisor were cute.

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    It’s been sitting on my too watch list for a while now. Your post makes me want to watch it soon but alas there are so many dramas i need to watch!

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      You could maaaaaybe bump one of the others down the watchlist 😉. You won’t regret it.

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    Yesterday I started it n right now I’m watching ep 4. I wanted to drop it after the first ep but I remembered how everyone love it on DB and I trust Beanies’ taste. I’m gonna watch it till the end n see why everyone is in love with it~~

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Yeah, no. I love dramaland kisses. I look forward to them. I get excited when I see episode 8 coming up, but this just rubbed me the wrong way. She can’t have been ok with that.

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    Agree with this. It was awkward and creepy.

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      Agreed! I just don’t understand why the ML has to force kisses in every single KES drama. There are plenty of ways to show how much he cares for her, than this.

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    but it doesn’t matter what you think..

    in the drama, we saw she was ok with that..

    Now, if she pushed him away, then i would have agreed with you.. but she was googling his ex gfs
    and he did move in very slowly, she had ample time to reject him

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      My thoughts exactly

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      but it doesn’t matter what you think..

      Of course it does 🙄

      Anyway, if a woman googles how many women a man has dated, that does not mean she is ripe for random kisses. If a woman does not push a man away when he randomly kisses her, that does not mean she was ok with said random kiss.

      They are not at the point in their relationship where this is ok. They don’t even have a relationship at this point. He is obsessed with her because he thinks she saved his life. She just crossed over into his parallel universe. A relationship in which these two can perform physical acts of intimacy has not been established so yes, him kissing her then was not ok.

      These are of course my personal thoughts(how dare I) on consent and when in a relationship physical touch is ok.

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        No it does not.. and you can draw a simple corollary..

        if you want to do something in your life, and some third person comes and starts dictating or telling you how you should behave and not behave, I doubt you would entertain that so much..

        similarly, if there are no clear clues to the girl being uncomfortable and you trying to push or project that she should have been uncomfortable is not really aligned right?

        Bottom line – how you perceive the situation means zilch, when the person who was actually in the scene (the character) did not associate any negativity to it

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          Dude, (1) this is a fictional character and (2) @rueffie is allowed to have opinions about the scene and is allowed to think whatever and voice an opinion about either how (s)he interpreted the scene or what she thinks of whatever the show is voneying. Of course her opinion matters. She’s the viewer and the show is made for viewers’ consumption.

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            conveying***; also apologies @rueffie if I’ve misgendered you! I meant to include both genders, but I realize that, in my haste, I’ve assumed your gender throughout this comment. If I’m wrong, I’m sorry!

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            Dude or Dudette ..
            exactly, 1) it is a fictional character – so either you let the story be and not bring real life into it.. or if you are dead set on making this about real life then establish your principles for the argument

            2) Everyone is allowed to have opinions.. she can have her opinion and can I.. the point is you have an opinion and you substantiate it with the context and evidence you see.. that’s how it works.. so i am not sure what are you even trying to say..

            3) Ok i see.. when i said your opinion does not matter.. i am referring to the fact that a 3rd person’s moral evaluation of a situation without substantiated context in comparison to the person who is the prime actor in the situation will never matter..

            simple, your life if a 3rd person passes judgement on it contrary to what your actions says then it will warrant some discussion, no?

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            I’m only going to respond once because I don’t want this to turn into an argument nor flood @rueffie‘s notifications.

            The whole point is that, if it’s a fictional character, then your analogy to judging real people doesn’t work. A viewer of a television show is supposed to have an interpretation and an opinion about what he/she is watching. If they just passively accepted the character’s feelings or thoughts about the events transpiring in the plot, then it wouldn’t be worth much as a form of media. You’re supposed to form judgments about characters in a way that might be considered inappropriate with real people.

            I should also point out that, if we’re just supposed to defer to what the characters think or feel, then you’d have to be okay with depictions of domestic violence if the character affected by the domestic violence were okay with what was happening. I don’t think that obtains at all. A character can have feelings, think things, or act out in ways we think are strange, inappropriate, wrong, or that we don’t understand.

            And as for relevance…I mean this is a person’s wall. @rueffie is expressing what he/she interpreted what was going on and what he/she thought and felt. This isn’t a court of law; you don’t have to present evidence or defend your opinion or thoughts in order to have them validated as “relevant” or as “mattering”.

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            I think it is pointless.. you are meandering and not even acknowledging the main point i raise..

            opinion matters but it has a contextualized argument behind it to provide the rationale for the opinion. If you don’t even set the premise for the argument, then it obviously can be questioned..

            there is nothing personal about it..

            But you keep twisting the whole thing something it is not…so completely pointless

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        “How dare I”

        Yes, you should question that to yourself if you expect others to take your permission to do something to you, but if you think you don’t need their permission to impose your perspectives on their actions, while completely disregarding and not paying any importance to their opinion and actions on something which concerns them directly and not you

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        Sorry.. there is no edit button.. and i click enter..it send the quote…

        To your points,

        1. 1st para – yes you are right, but not in the context. We have the whole 110 minutes to see how that character behaved. Your opinion on what should be and should not be, is entirely your conjecture on how FL SHOULD HAVE been uncomfortable. But truth of actions is that she was not comfortable

        2. How would you decide where they are in the relationship or how they feel.. if you disregard what is happening in the drama and actions of FL, and force fit some sort of morality code on her.. then are you truly respecting that characters’ choices??

        I am with you on the fact that no one should take anything for granted. But, what I also believe is that how one feels is not a textbook chapter (if situation A happen, character B MUST FEEL C) .. if you can’t build the simple premise of this action truly being too early in their relationship, then the whole argument of LG crossing his boundaries falls flat on ground

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      I shouldn’t make this post as you are clearly trolling but I’ll make this 1 post and then leave it.

      1) First you start out by saying @rueffie opinion doesn’t matter and than defending the right to have an opinion. You can’t have it both ways. Rue is as entitled to their opinion as you are and if you wanted to have a healthy discussion you don’t start said discussion with “but it doesn’t matter what you think.” You are absolutely right you are allowed to discuss rue’s opinion but it should be done with respect and not condescension.

      2) This is a fictional character and telling people they can’t bring real life into this is so incredibly stupid. That’s how opinions work, we use our real life experiences and thoughts and morals to form opinions and it’s also what ultimately rules what we do and don’t find enjoyable. If I am all for women’s rights I’m going to obviously enjoy things that emphasis it and not like those that condemn it. Humans can’t just turn off their own life experiences and likes to mindlessly enjoy the media. And you trying to emphasis this point makes you a hypocrite as you are also pushing real life into your own opinion on the scene by the rest of your statements.

      3) Just because someone doesn’t say no or push someone away doesn’t mean consent. He is the king of the country in a position of absolute power over her. You saying this is like saying those people whose bosses sexually assaulted them were ok with it because they didn’t say no. I personally think this scene was just horribly directed and that’s not what the scene was trying to portray, but her vacant face and her not reacting at all was extremely disturbing to me and grossed me out. If she responded or smiled this whole thing would have taken on a much different context. Hell, even if she scowled and pulled away I would have been more ok with the scene. But she looks like she completely checked out during the kiss, like she had to endure it and was going to her happy place in her mind to simply make it through the kiss.

      4) Not every opinion has to be backed up with reason. Sometimes people can form opinions based off gut reactions. And again, these are fictional character in a fictional drama. We aren’t forming opinions on some 3rd person in real life we are forming them on fictional characters. Now if these were actual real life people I can understand your argument as a quick judgement could hurt these real life individuals. Even your opinion that you are so strongly arguing for right now could really hurt real life people. But mine and others opinions are about a fictional character in a fictional world and our opinion is not hurting any of those individuals. You are trying to blur the line between real life and fantasy. Basically, everything you’ve argued here makes absolutely no sense as you are trying to argue like this is a real life scenario which just doesn’t work. Sometimes our likes, feelings, judgements, makes no sense in our media consumption.

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        3) Exactly, why are you guys forcing your opinion on someone else.. i agree a no does not mean a yes, consent is important..

        But my problem with your whole essay is that FL did not display any lack of consent.. and you are forcing a particular viewpoint on this situation.. if you really have to harp on respecting opinions , choices , and individuality.. then you need to respect others choices too.. it is not a one way street

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        Yes, you shouldn’t make the post if you are also going the same route..and it is not I who is trolling, but clearly you.. who has written paragraphs without even paying attention to the 1st post itself

        1) Yes, i said her opinion does not matter because she is not the first party in the situation; the first party in the situation displayed nothing to elude to a negative or an uncomfortable moment. So, you , I , original poster – all are 3rd party. And an unsubstantiated opinion appears to be just ridiculing the character , judging her, and disrespecting her choices…

        Like i said, your life .. and if people start telling you that in this situation you should feel xyz when you clearly display abc then it would rub you off the wrong way too..

        I never said that men should take anything for granted or creepy behavior should be forgiven, i actually agreed with the poster in my last paragraph in the first post itself..

        2) Read and then spew..
        I didn’t bring up real life.. someone else does.. and follow your own advice.. either know that this is not real life.. or atleast try to have a sane debate on a real life principle , if you must.

        What you are doing right now is similar to anyone making a statement and then berating because you were asked to substantiate it..

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          I’m afraid I’m going to have to disagree with you again on this, my friend.

          Unfortunately when it comes to dramas we don’t have a camera following real life people. We have a writer, producer and a director and those people made decisions about their characters. KES has form in having male characters in a position of physical, financial, or social authority over a female lead use that authority to override her bodily autonomy. And she has form in making the female lead respond on camera in a way we would interpret as non-consensual. She clearly believes that it is romantic for a man to force sexual activity on a woman without her consent. From what I can see of this kiss, it’s the same. The fact we’re supposed to induce that the female lead is fine with this despite all the visual coding that she isn’t (because women actually want men to forcibly kiss them) is actually part of the problem here and why it makes us so uncomfortable.

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            Sure.. you can disagree..

            my simple point is – life ain’t a textbook, so dictating what one feels in a situation has to rely on visual, verbal, non verbal clues.

            For anyone, as long as they have their reasons to arrive at a perspective, it makes sense (you can’t completely ignore the facts of the situation, otherwise it becomes an agenda).. but an opinion with no backstory/evidence that is shaping it up, the opinion doesn’t remain just an opinion..

            My issue or the point i was raising was to do with that – none of the clues and evidence actually point out that she was uncomfortable.. and in that situation question of content is completely out of context.. might as well start putting labels on anyone for anything…

            But ofcourse, if anyone observed anything in the scene that backs up their narrative then yes they are entitled to their opinion, whether i agree or not.

            Lastly, and this is entirely my observation, you don’t need to agree to this.. people seem to think it is woke to look down upon men, or support just one type of woman personality – career driven .. No! a housewife is just as important as a career woman, a woman chasing after love is not doing anything wrong and it does not reflect upon her low self esteem… one’s judgement should be fair and consistent.. or atleast approach to reason

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            question of consent*

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            also, it is important to dissociate between two different scenarios..

            WHo really felt uncomfortable – are you speaking for the character or yourself. Is the issue at storytelling, you not being invested in the story

            ***************************
            The reason i think consent is not a problem in this case is because, LG moved in slowly, JT had ample time to react. During and post kiss also, she doesn’t display any negativity towards the whole action (and she has been established as a fearless blunt character).. she is hugging him, she is googling his past gfs… she is happy in the company.. and generally chit chatting on other things

            Consent can be non verbal too..

            Had she rejected his advances, he would not have forced her into a kiss (atleast that’s not how his character is setup)

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    I am with you. And she clearly does not look like she is enjoying it. I don’t know why dramas still do that.

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      Between this and the hug in Episode 1 it’s clear someone needs to sit down with KES for a talk.

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    A group of us Beanies watched this and all of us found it was gross. She looks like a vacant doll he is forcing himself on. She has absolutely no expression and it made the whole scene disturbing.

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So she’s my favorite character. Also, should I be worried about her? I mean, she’s not his mother but you know how these things go.

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I wonder if he’ll be like Eun-Bot from The King 2 Hearts; all stuffy and uncompromising in his duty. I’d like that.

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You know @trinpie, I’m starting to see how the dead fish thing could happen.

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    Yes! Soon everyone will be wooed by Woo Do Hwan. I mean, he has woo in his name after all 😘

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      Is it too much to ask him to read a few books to us as additional content?

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        Definitely not. And look deeply into our eyes while he does it. I’m sure that’s not asking for too much

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Maaan 🤦‍♀️ #MomImDatingMyCat aka #MeowTheSecretBoy

Maybe it’s a dream sequence.

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    Lol the hash tag. But seriously… There’s no way this will work unless something magical happens where he becomes human permanently.

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    Man he looks like a cat sitting like that lmao im ded. i cant get on board this ship

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Music March Day 22

I dropped the drama early on but I like the OST.

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Music March Day 18

I’ve been working for seven days straight with three more days to go and while I’m grateful for the income(heaven knows I need it), I’ve also been feeling a little resentful of the fact that I quite literally cannot afford to stay(safe) at home. When they said classes for this week were canceled and we could stay at home all I could think was, ‘I hope my boss allows me to work every day until they allow us to go back into the college’.

I wish I didn’t have to work this much, but I remember how difficult being jobless was and I’m grateful….and sad. So I was trying to find a bright spot in my day and I found it when I purchased the melon Melona. I ate it while listening to ‘You’re gonna be ok’ by Brian & Jenn Johnson. It didn’t fix my problem, but it put a little light in my day and so I’ll be a little grateful and a little sad…while wondering if 20 minutes is enough time to eat another Melona bar without feeling guilty(it’s so good y’all!).

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I hope the chaebol will ask me to take her place so I can amass some wealth to use when I enter Errand Boy hell.

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I did a double take when I saw this at work today. It can’t have always been there because I’m always on the lookout for these things and it’s my first time seeing it. Thanx to the write-up by @sicarius , I have to try this. I’ll probably start with the k drama one(green) then the mango because mango-flavoured things are the best and since I hate coconut I’ll ty that one last.

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I love Hie, Bye Mama so much!!!

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This entire sequence was hilarious 😂😂 #HospitalPlaylist

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Done! As a person who sometimes sees things as black and white and in turn judges people a little too harshly, I appreciate that the writer fleshed out his characters so well that I never saw them as one dimensional or just bad people. It had been long enough since I watched Prison Playbook that I’d forgotten some things so it was nice to feel like I was watching it for the first time again.

There would have been too many screencaps if I’d tried to post my favorite scenes so I’ll just drop a few that capture how I feel about the drama.

#PrisonPlaybookRewatch

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    This is one of the best dramas ever.

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    I had a lot of screen caps while watching this one too! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    I’m watching this on Netflix and it gets me super crabby that for some evil anti-piracy magic all my Netflix screencaps turn out black (I get black videos with sound and subtitles)… So many good scenes!

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    I wanted to rewatch but then I remembered how it ended for Haerongie so I stayed away…

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Sis, I feel you. #PrisonPlaybookRewatch

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