1. medievalpoc:

    il-tenore-regina:

    vivelareine:

    —Marie Antoinette (2006)

     Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

    *just leaves this here*

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    Chevalier Joseph Boulogne de Saint-Georges

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  2. i love you —  don’t treat me like a kid

    I keep forgetting that Lee Jong-Suk was this character! He did conflicted and petulant so well…

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  3. I Hear Your Voice micro-liveblog-recap-thang - Episode 10

    I didn’t screencap many things. These aren’t even all from the right episode. Probably because it was late and I was knitting AND taking notes, which is not unusual, but anyway.

    This is going to be tough watch, because who cares about memory, what happened to him? Interested in Grandpa’s account.

    Amazing how just a little poorly shaven skin makes such a different man… Haha “you had been through a lot that aged you” more shonen manga magic

    Did she clean up the place because he’s back or is that an illusion?

    FINALLY someone mentions that these guys are supposed to defend people with no one else to do so. (Is the Korean def. a little more murky? It does seem the prosecutor role is different, too.)

    Lee Jong-Suk’s hands are the tell for his real age. I like them, even if they belie the show’s conceit. Hands are…a thing.

    Whoa, hero lighting for Cha-Law! He also got a makeover on his own. This reset is flummoxing all my ships… Her admission he has the skill she needs is great. Can she forgive him?

    OH MAN THIS WITH THE DIARY

    THE BROMANCE SAILS it is so beautiful and uncomfortable and I love it

    And what’s with the judge? And his nose? That gag was semi- lost on me. (Contrasting makeovers?)

    I like Cha-Law’s boldness in asking for his debt to be repaid, though. Get that spine! Agh the grandpa’s reaction was pretty severe, to being found by the police—if he’s complicit, either Soo-Ha did something incredibly weird to himself after insinuating himself in the man’s life or MJG got that set up.

    Aw, this time the flashback to Soo-Ha’s kiss-in-lieu-of-confession that little smile he gave, as if trying to deny his tears, is so saaaad. (Also, how are they having this trial without an actual body for a real murder charge? Are we just supposed to accept it? I feel like I remember reading DramaBeans complaints that sounded like this…)

    Another facet of Cha-Law growing a spine is that instead of just saying “Don’t answer yet” he says, authoritatively, “I haven’t asked you yet” so she has to watch him while thinking of his pending declaration. Anyway. Go dream team!

    I feel that more than having lost Soo-Ha’s ability to hear thoughts, they’ve lost his acuity about people that balanced them out—and so our lawyers are just going to need to unite more completely here. Hmmmm so Soo Ha WAS on that pier, anyway. Crying MJG? Why does that make me more worried than ever.

    (DON’T CRACK COUNTRY-MOUSE SOO-HA)

    It’s interesting to see how very different trial by jury is, how both sides have the inexperienced being advised by older generations. Can they not bring up the way that MJG orchestrated his crimes earlier, in this hearing? I guess that would assume he’s not dead.

    Some of this handwavey plotting is driving me crazy, and I am hoping this case doesn’t last the rest of the show. But then, it’s only been a couple of minutes. I guess I’m not a courtroom show girl…

    WHY WHY DON’T THEY THINK MJG IS STILL ALIVE.

    Poor baby Soo-Ha and all his ugly memories

    OK FINALLY that took long enough. I hope. Please be thinking of it. Thank goodness.

    apologies for this incoherent feelz-oriented recap. heh.

    Irreverent Thought: If the last case is like this, too, where is MJG getting all these left hands?

     
  4. ninjaeyecandy:

    idiosyncreant:

    ninjaeyecandy:

    idiosyncreant:

    idiosyncreant:

    You are ridiculously easy to please XD

    At least someone remembers the show well enough to follow my ramblings!

    Actually, I have ep 10 in the queue, as well. Watched 2 eps yesterday, if I’m good I may get to watch another tonight.

    Totally unrelated itscoolmantotallycool I would appreciate no more Eric Mun .gifs I am going to spontaneously combust

    Sometimes I see him and I want to go and watch the rest of Spy Myung-Wol despite the train wreck, because he’s like the only actual k-drama crush I have, in that visceral “why can’t I have him” sort of a way

    though speaking of mad urges, watching Yoon Sang-Hyun as Cha-Law makes me want to go watch him be a roguish lead in My Fair Lady, though I bounced off the first episode and also the recaps of that show, just because he’s so…fun.

    But life is too short for notably bad shows when School 2013 and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho still go unwatched in my queue.

    I need to stop making friends with k-drama watcher people

    (yeah right)

    ninjaeyecandy said: The rest of Spy Myung-Wol is NOT WORTH IT. Don’t let the pretty drag you in. We have suffered, but our suffering will not be in vain if it can save you.

    I know you’re right. I’ve read the recaps. I’ve read the articles.

    I just…I just…

    ERIC WHY MUST YOU BE IN SHOWS I DON’T WANT

    just come be my poolboy or something

    FYI, on the line of “better things to watch” (?)

    Ha Ji-Won’s Charlie’s Angels type “Huntresses” movie is up on DramaFever, which—a motion picture I WANT to see? For free? Legally on the internet? MIRACLES DO EXIST.

    Now excuse me. I have a baby Soo-Ha to feel terribly for, in the coming hour.

    (Don’t let that stop ya’ll from replying. Anyone able to weigh in on My Fair Lady?)

    No idea on “My Fair Lady,” but i just successfully lined up “Huntresses” with my little sister for our next Bad Movie Night. (Which is not always bad movies! But, if the movie is bad, we are prepared and TOTALLY OKAY WITH IT.)

    That sounds perfect! I don’t think it’s a good movie, but it does look like a deliciously goofy movie. I am expecting a report, though more along the lines of “on a scale of Rain-and-Lee Jung-Jin to Sharknado how awesomely random was the action” than detailed recap or anything.

    RAIN AND LEE JUNG-JIN IN RUNAWAY: PLAN B, okay maybe we’ll have to make it Bad Kdrama Marathon too.

    (I never actually finished the second half of that show—I got to the point where Rain and Lee Jung-jin spent an entire episode handcuffed together and I couldn’t stand to think of the twist that was coming, so I stopped watching. I JUST WANTED MY ANTAGONISTIC BROMANCE FOREVER.)

    Re: Huntresses, though, I will watch and report! <3

    That show. It was so good. But I won’t lie to you, I got exhausted and put it aside for a while, too. Hmm, I wonder if I was on Tumblr yet when I restarted it…

    Because okay: the heroine sometimes cannot do everything she needs to do, which is why she’s hired Ji-Woo(? Name freakishly close to Rain’s actual)
    And they never backed out on her being vulnerable to attack but also tough as nails from what she’s been through.

    She was such a beautifully executed character.

    It was hard to watch, because people actually did die that in most dramas would have been safe.

    BUT

    The plot was tight as a hangman’s noose (that and City Hunter are why IHYV is kinda not that impressive on this score) and it all worked beautifully.

    And the ending was waaaay happier than I was expecting.

    The running gag of the two guys chasing each other around also never got old, though it morphed and subsided for some time…

    Not to mention the slightly ridiculous but also pretty fight scenes.

    (I am high from Ep 11 of I Hear Your Voice and also am in denial about how close we must be to entering the final conflict when I’m ready to just settle down with my ship and raise their baby plotlings.)

     
  5. ninjaeyecandy:

    idiosyncreant:

    idiosyncreant:

    You are ridiculously easy to please XD

    At least someone remembers the show well enough to follow my ramblings!

    Actually, I have ep 10 in the queue, as well. Watched 2 eps yesterday, if I’m good I may get to watch another tonight.

    Totally unrelated itscoolmantotallycool I would appreciate no more Eric Mun .gifs I am going to spontaneously combust

    Sometimes I see him and I want to go and watch the rest of Spy Myung-Wol despite the train wreck, because he’s like the only actual k-drama crush I have, in that visceral “why can’t I have him” sort of a way

    though speaking of mad urges, watching Yoon Sang-Hyun as Cha-Law makes me want to go watch him be a roguish lead in My Fair Lady, though I bounced off the first episode and also the recaps of that show, just because he’s so…fun.

    But life is too short for notably bad shows when School 2013 and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho still go unwatched in my queue.

    I need to stop making friends with k-drama watcher people

    (yeah right)

    ninjaeyecandy said: The rest of Spy Myung-Wol is NOT WORTH IT. Don’t let the pretty drag you in. We have suffered, but our suffering will not be in vain if it can save you.

    I know you’re right. I’ve read the recaps. I’ve read the articles.

    I just…I just…

    ERIC WHY MUST YOU BE IN SHOWS I DON’T WANT

    just come be my poolboy or something

    FYI, on the line of “better things to watch” (?)

    Ha Ji-Won’s Charlie’s Angels type “Huntresses” movie is up on DramaFever, which—a motion picture I WANT to see? For free? Legally on the internet? MIRACLES DO EXIST.

    Now excuse me. I have a baby Soo-Ha to feel terribly for, in the coming hour.

    (Don’t let that stop ya’ll from replying. Anyone able to weigh in on My Fair Lady?)

    No idea on “My Fair Lady,” but i just successfully lined up “Huntresses” with my little sister for our next Bad Movie Night. (Which is not always bad movies! But, if the movie is bad, we are prepared and TOTALLY OKAY WITH IT.)

    That sounds perfect! I don’t think it’s a good movie, but it does look like a deliciously goofy movie. I am expecting a report, though more along the lines of “on a scale of Rain-and-Lee Jung-Jin to Sharknado how awesomely random was the action” than detailed recap or anything.

     
  6. idiosyncreant:

    You are ridiculously easy to please XD

    At least someone remembers the show well enough to follow my ramblings!

    Actually, I have ep 10 in the queue, as well. Watched 2 eps yesterday, if I’m good I may get to watch another tonight.

    Totally unrelated itscoolmantotallycool I would appreciate no more Eric Mun .gifs I am going to spontaneously combust

    Sometimes I see him and I want to go and watch the rest of Spy Myung-Wol despite the train wreck, because he’s like the only actual k-drama crush I have, in that visceral “why can’t I have him” sort of a way

    though speaking of mad urges, watching Yoon Sang-Hyun as Cha-Law makes me want to go watch him be a roguish lead in My Fair Lady, though I bounced off the first episode and also the recaps of that show, just because he’s so…fun.

    But life is too short for notably bad shows when School 2013 and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho still go unwatched in my queue.

    I need to stop making friends with k-drama watcher people

    (yeah right)

    ninjaeyecandy said: The rest of Spy Myung-Wol is NOT WORTH IT. Don’t let the pretty drag you in. We have suffered, but our suffering will not be in vain if it can save you.

    I know you’re right. I’ve read the recaps. I’ve read the articles.

    I just…I just…

    ERIC WHY MUST YOU BE IN SHOWS I DON’T WANT

    just come be my poolboy or something

    FYI, on the line of “better things to watch” (?)

    Ha Ji-Won’s Charlie’s Angels type “Huntresses” movie is up on DramaFever, which—a motion picture I WANT to see? For free? Legally on the internet? MIRACLES DO EXIST.

    Now excuse me. I have a baby Soo-Ha to feel terribly for, in the coming hour.

    (Don’t let that stop ya’ll from replying. Anyone able to weigh in on My Fair Lady?)

     
  7. You are ridiculously easy to please XD

    At least someone remembers the show well enough to follow my ramblings!

    Actually, I have ep 10 in the queue, as well. Watched 2 eps yesterday, if I’m good I may get to watch another tonight.

    Totally unrelated itscoolmantotallycool I would appreciate no more Eric Mun .gifs I am going to spontaneously combust

    Sometimes I see him and I want to go and watch the rest of Spy Myung-Wol despite the train wreck, because he’s like the only actual k-drama crush I have, in that visceral “why can’t I have him” sort of a way

    though speaking of mad urges, watching Yoon Sang-Hyun as Cha-Law makes me want to go watch him be a roguish lead in My Fair Lady, though I bounced off the first episode and also the recaps of that show, just because he’s so…fun.

    But life is too short for notably bad shows when School 2013 and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho still go unwatched in my queue.

    I need to stop making friends with k-drama watcher people

    (yeah right)

     
  8. hipinuff:

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    Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858)

    Wind Blown Grass Across the Moon

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  9. I am trying to make the beginning of ep 9 make sense and rewound to Soo-Ha making us all feel every bit of his heartbreak…

    But it still makes no sense. WHAT IS GOING ON

    ( audreyskdramablog, I hope this post makes your day. )

    I’ve been worried she’d been stabbed for/by Soo-Ha since I accidentally saw it earlier. Still think that. Why wouldn’t they do that to us? Really, thematically, it makes perfect sense.

    The high school relationships all ring so true and real—that the bully keeps talking to Soo-Ha because he admires him, as well as hating his guts.

    That Sung-Bin’s realistically annoying. And also sharp. As expected of our Dream High writer, no? The kiddos are people, too.

    Hye-Sung’s harsh words to Cha-Law over the verdict are so her. While in some ways I hope for her to learn to be less of a mean-girl ice queen, I feel this is her only way to protect herself right now. It is a very real reaction.

    That she completely breaks down now, more than earlier, makes sense, too. Her first breakdown came when she realized how she didn’t know when she was talking to her mom about her death—now she is feeling that guilt of having not brought her killer justice. And our judge feels bad for her, too. It’s one of those things where many writers might keep him a one-note joke character (and this guy’s played many of those) but instead they add dimension to Hye-Sung’s grief by making him empathize.


    FINALLY a hint of what evil deeds Judge Daddy got up to. Foreboding facial expression from his victim and then *smash cut* to family dinner. We can’t always be subtle, I guess.

    A serious plot convenience, to have the files on MJG’s first trial show up late, just now, but let’s admit that law and paperwork move slowly. What’s less understandable: that no one has brought up MJG’s clear rage and declarations of hatred at this point. Just because he’s “reformed” visibly by doing charity work? Puleeze.

    Cha-Law is dashing when he acts all team leadery! I wonder if he may be better off going back to investigation… He’s smart enough to have changed careers as an adult and gone into LAW. He must have been a gem to the force.

    You won’t believe me, but I wondered if Soo-Ha threw that smoke bomb. It’s really brilliant of him, to plant suspicion so everyone IS scurrying to keep Hye-sung safe at this moment.

    So them why does Soo Ha think this straightforward approach to go kill MJG will work? Oh right. He’s like 12. He also didn’t think she’d follow her friend finder? (note: my family is connected with an app like that. it’s not hard to uninstall. A trifle convenient we haven’t really heard about it until now so we might possibly believe they’ve forgotten it. Did neither of them every get curious/obsessed and look?

    But then, mastermind criminal MJG didn’t think he’d eventually recover from his sight handicap and have even a small idea of what to do about it. Genius is a bit of a whimsical muse for these two.

    Am I thinking too hard about this? Is this show just stronger on characters than plotting without holes? I’ll take it over characters I can’t buy, any day. (Obviously.)

    Ugh, our baby Soo-Ha really is going to be the stabber.

    Oh goodness. How can he ever overcome this? BUT that’s one way to teach him the lesson he needed.

    (He also took his gloves off, when he was smart enough to use them with the smoke bomb earlier. But MJG isn’t wearing any either. Maybe honor among assassins or something. “If I kill you, they WILL know who is to be praised!” kinda thing?)

    This is a very finale-like sort of climax, so I’m interested in how the actual finale will differ. That’s something I trust — that we’ll see more build up off of this.

    (Though I do know about amnesia already, which means that Soo-Ha may get to enjoy knowing he stabbed her twice OR that Hye-Sung never tells anyone. I believe she could. She’s got that kind of grit. She kept the murder testimony from her mom all that time.)

    Wha. Poor Cha-Law, knowing he sent MJG free. (Who couldn’t help but give him a proper “yes, you did” look.)

    That’s right, Soo-Ha. Savor this failure, please. What does he say? I mean. No doubt goodbye, sorry, something like that, but really, they had it be all soundtrack instead?

    La~me. Surely that’ll be revealed later, though. And then her panic about Soo-Ha makes sense here so much, as does Cha-Law being so scared for her.

    OK, is it not odd how the job of public defender being to present the best case regardless of innocence isn’t taken as a given? They’re not the jury. BUT, I would like to have one supersmart and over-eager officer on Hye-Sung’s case, so hopefully he’s going to come around after a bit of self-abnegation…

    How could he just leave Hye-Sung to fend alone when she’s been clearly attacked, though? MJG just walks off.

    When these people create a dark moment to conclude an act they sure do it fully.

    (For an episode that basically did only what I expected it to, it sure does have a lot of ground covered! How did this all fit in one ep?)

    Can MJG cut off his own hand to frame Soo-Ha? Welp. He’s at least capable of committing enough to get it done by someone else, anyway, that I’m sure of. We didn’t see how he happened to recieve such serious burns with the Mama Murder, really. He’s very goal-driven, is MJG. And having Soo-Ha’s fingerprints on everything worries me because originally his were on the knife, too…

    Yikes. Soo-Ha, reflecting on your wrongs at her bedside was enough for me, baby, what sort of purgatory have you got yourself in now?

    Also, guys, have you noticed the through-theme of Hye-Sung wearing pants when she’s in self-defense mode, alone? Because that’s sad.

    Oh, reveal on the words sooner rather than later! Nice. Awwww, kitty… My heart hurts, but in a pretty way, if you know what I mean.

    Also, is that Soo-Ha’s cleaned out locker stuff spilling from Jjang-Boy’s bag? TOO CUTE

    Interesting to see Hye-Sung somewhat falling in love with Soo-Ha by missing him. If it’s not romantic, it’s that she’s realizing they really did get close. And boy those high school guys she’s pondering look nothing like him, which the casting people were doing on purpose, I’m sure.

    AND how perfect is it to see Cha-Law as the oddball free legal advisor at the sauna? Straight from a manga…hair and all.

    The Frenemy relationship is a refreshing bit here—Do-Yeon is needling Hye-Sung because it annoys her to not get anything out of winning. And she knows that there’s a huge depression factor involved, and it makes her uncomfortable. Are they going to be cuddly besties by the end? No.

    Hye-Sung is doing the same mistaken-back search for Soo-Ha he did with her, but of course her interactions with the wronged party are so different…

    This ep. is such a downer I’d hope for an upswing at the end but somehow I feel that it’s instead going to be a bracing slap… Coming up…right…

    Welp. He’s cute still. That’s good.


    (Though how he remained gloriously white while being a bumpkin is mysterious. SHONEN MANGA MAGIC)

     
  10. 이진욱. Lee Jin Wook

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