Open Thread

Dramajjang Open Thread #01


So Kwon told me he’s in hell, studying for his exams and not being able to pen down his oh-so-poetic! thoughts about his favorite noonas, so I thought this would be a decent opportunity to have the first official (“number number 1!”/you got the reference right? ;p) open thread. It kind of feels lonely in here, my sister (that is hanakimi for those that don’t know already) never has the time to write anymore since she got into the dramaย school, Kwon is hugging a Statistics hugeย book as we speak, possibly sleeping on his desk, so yeah..

Any football fan or animanga fan or anyone still watching Pretty Little Liars or…ah, I suck at this. At least, let’s cheer Kwon upย for the upcoming exam or something? ; p

[..if this thread manages to get more than 10 comments, it will be successful!] raw raw fight the powah!

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  1. February 8, 2016 at 2:11 am — Reply

    That open thread was an excuse to flash Masaki’s P E R F E C T face on my screen, I confess!

    OR PLL, SPALEB ANYONE LIKES IT or ICHIHIME, MIKAERE, SASUSAKU (canoooooon!) ahhh I’m sleepy lol

    I need to go to sleep yeh

    • February 8, 2016 at 7:55 am — Reply

      ARSENAL fan since forever here…
      1st time comment on Dramajjang

      Anyone watch jdramaa Never Let Me Go?

      • February 8, 2016 at 10:28 am — Reply

        YAAAAS, all the Gooners come here! What are your predictions vs Leicester? 3-1 for me, we GOT THIS.

        Yep, watching it (I will recap the 3rd epi the next couple days) and I really like it so far.

    • February 8, 2016 at 8:12 am — Reply

      What were you doing up at 2:11am?

      Sorry, no thoughts on football or PLL though, as I follow neither. ^^

      • February 8, 2016 at 10:30 am — Reply

        2:11 am? lol, is that a trick question or? (I’m always up lately though, I haven’t properly slept in ages, I feel like Branigan’s SELF CONTROL song fits me to the T these days!)

  2. February 8, 2016 at 2:23 am — Reply

    Good Luck on your exams Kwon! I love anime, manga and Asian dramas. Hello (^_^)/ I have no idea what to say here -_-

    • February 8, 2016 at 2:25 am — Reply

      It’s an open thread, lol, there’s no topic; you could say anything you like.

    • February 8, 2016 at 7:45 am — Reply

      Thank you so much!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. February 8, 2016 at 7:47 am — Reply

    I’d wish it was Statistics (i’d need two days the most XD )… Digital signal processing is the shit…

    • February 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm — Reply

      lol Theo told me it’s the WORSE SHIT ever, so yeah. You better pass it for MANY REASONS, get the power from all the people wishing you to do well and in 4 days KICK SOME DIGITALSHIT ASS (we need to meet in weekend btw, but I’ll contact you on IM)

  4. sahana
    February 8, 2016 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Hi Kwon Sang Seung sshi… All the best for your exams ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm — Reply

      Thank you SO much Sahana! I will take all these wishes with me in a bit more than 12 hours to accompany me during the exam!! ^-^

  5. February 8, 2016 at 9:03 am — Reply

    Good luck with your exams, Kwon! Digital signal processing sounds like something that’d make my eyes glaze over. XD

    I wish I was still at that age when you are contemplating what you want to be when you grow up. Or rather when there was still amply time to do that. A carreer as a plumber (or in HPAC I guess) looks very promising atm… alas, I’m too old now (are there female plumbers, I wonder).

    Anyone read anything other than exam books lately? Watching The Expanse got me into the books the show is based on. Not bad as space operas go. I also discovered James Oswald’s ‘The Detective Inspector McLean Series’ recently and went through all the books out in about a week, LOL! Now I’m just waiting for the latest book in the series to appear @ our library. Though that’ll probably be sometime next summer/autumn.

    Besides The Expanse I’m also watching Shetland S3. It’s been a while since I’ve had any western tv shows in my roster.

    • February 8, 2016 at 10:39 am — Reply

      I’ve heard great things about The Expanse, it’s started recently right?

      The last book I read was Sepulveda’s The Diary of a Sentimental Killer which was pretty hilarious.

      Female plumber reminds me of the movie Some Kind of Wonderful for some reason lol, and yes, there are!
      I think it’s never too late to change direction in life! (well, as sort as it’s kinda realistic…for example, you can’t suddenly compete for Olympics if you haven’t trained your whole life- but then again, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE right, so long as you put your mind into it. Damn, maybe I should start running again, can I make it for the Japan Olympics?! ;p )

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm — Reply

      Thank you SO much!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tomorrow i will appear at the court of knowledge to overcome the DSP obstacle! ๐Ÿ˜€ I guess there are female plumbers out there and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we see one in dramaland anytime soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. February 8, 2016 at 11:31 am — Reply

    *Brings Keopi to everyone in open thread. *Brings Kwon cookies for studying so hard. Kwon fighting.

    • February 8, 2016 at 11:44 am — Reply

      lol, cookies are great but I think he would appreciate cigarettes far more! ; p

      • February 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm — Reply

        I have none. No cigs for Kwon

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:05 pm — Reply

      KEOPI!!! COOKIES!!! FIGHTING!!! Gomawoyo Znoona!! XD

  7. February 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Happy OT! Thanks for all your recaps. Hoping your OT gets tons of comments and hoping Kwon does well on exams!

    • February 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm — Reply

      lol it’s already successful since it passed the 10 comments mark hahaha

      you’re welcome! ; )

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:06 pm — Reply

      Thank you very very much! Tomorrow’s the big day!!! I hope everything will be fine! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. February 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm — Reply

    Good luck, Kwon!!! You can do it ๐Ÿ’ช !

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm — Reply

      Thank you so much for your wishes and the brain-muscle!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I will need both of them tomorrow ^-^

  9. hariaharia
    February 8, 2016 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    Good luck, Kwon-sshi! Fighting! Exams are not so fun as watching dramas and writing reviews (that’s for sure!) but who hasn’t got through that hellish period, right?
    My postgraduate thesis is going terribly… terrible and still, my motivation is below zero. I hate last-minute resolutions, however the sunny days are not helping my concentration. So, I finished Nirvana in Fire (what a masterpiece! Thanks, sis. You were absolutely right.) and I’m currently watching almost anything including several C-dramas which only make me miss the perfection of Chinese films. Go Princess Go! is beyond silliness; too absurd to even talk about (however, the director’s work is excellent in every aspect).
    I’ m waiting for the Oscars, the black community’s boycott and LBH’s presentation. It will be the very first for a K-actor and I’m thrilled despite the big commotion with ” #AllWhiteOscars” controversy.
    BTW, an OT in dramajjang is a great idea, kipzizz ! Ciao, ragazzi ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • February 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm — Reply

      What is your major?

      I need to watch Nirvana in Fire, it’s been gating rave reviews; it’s just the number of episodes puts me off, as I need to be in a specific kind of mindset to watch historical dramas.

      It will be nice to see Lee Byung Hun up there, yep.

      Wait, you’re Italian?

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:11 pm — Reply

      Mille grazie haria*2-ssi!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Fighting and all the best for you as well when it comes to your thesis! Hope you will find the courage to finish it soon and that the weather (and dramas) will let you do so ^-^

  10. February 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    i’m honored to post on this the very first open thread ^^ hang in there kwon, it’ll soon be over and there’s a pile of dramas, sleep, beer, etc etc waiting for that!

    I love football too, but it’s Chelsea in my house; which has made for one long angst this year. i remain philosophical, everyone’s got to have an angst year in football or it goes to your head, right? still heartboken about jose mourinho though. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

    i also love anime and manga though the budget’s got my manga-buying coopted by my kids so i buy middle daughter mangas then read them too, if i can take her choices. lol.
    this seasons anime is pretty good! i’m watching gundams iron blooded orphans, active raid, gate, world trigger….awaiting god eater’s continuation. i love loved evangelion (the original lol) and havent watched the new stuff yet for some reason but i def will. i saw 3.33 at best buy last weekend & was very tempted but held out.

    my reading list is geeky, i am a sff addict and reread all of my fave steven brust’s books in january because i got hawk for christmas and wanted a refresher ( thusly: jhereg, yendi, teckla, taltos, phoenix, athyra, orca, dragon, issola, dzur, jgegaala, iorich, tiassa, then hawk)….and am now reading rob thurman. urban fantasy and sarcastic protagonists seem to be my thing.

    we are in the middle of a blizzard at the moment, so it’s a snowday. next up is my classes online. ruby and python. with coffee. and slippers.

    • February 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm — Reply

      Haha, I remember talking with you about Premier League; Chelsea is cursed this year, yes. As much as I dislike them (not as ManUn or Hotspur though) I would never wish them that bad of a year loool. (…well maybe!)
      Zouma’s injury yesterday was terrifying though, poor guy. He landed really badly. ;/

      I haven’t had the time to watch anime on a weekly basis lately, but this season seems to be a good one- might give it a chance and make some time for a few titles. (Evangelion will always be in my top-3 fav, despite EoE messing with my brain for WEEKS. I was 15 and I still remember my face after the infamous “Kimochi Warui”. I was like ehhhhuhwhut.)
      The Rebuild movies are quite decent, if I may so; yes, they might not have captured the essence and magic of the original series (they are movies afterall!) but they definitely worth a watch.

      • February 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm — Reply

        i save my anime watching for the right mood & time, then binge watch what i’ve missed since i last watched. ๐Ÿ™‚ will def watch the evangelion remakes soon…maybe i will pile them up and have a snowday with them

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:12 pm — Reply

      Thank you VERY VERY much!!! Hopefully everything will be fine tomorrow and i will do well ๐Ÿ˜€ As for sleep, i wouldn’t put my hand in the fire for it, but for dramas and beers… definitely!!!

  11. February 8, 2016 at 6:08 pm — Reply

    Kwonnie, better pass or else…๐Ÿ‘Š

    Hehehe. All the best dear. Do well and make us all proud! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • February 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm — Reply

      Hmm, do I spy a Ghibli avatar there, I can’t quite figure out which character that is.

      • February 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm — Reply

        Its not a Ghibli avatar, but Miyazaki had something to do with that cartoon series. So *clap*๐Ÿ˜Š
        Its “Heidi”. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out in Kissanime. I watched it in CN when I was in Middle school. Best part was my entire family watched it with me. That’s how good it was. ๐Ÿ˜

    • February 10, 2016 at 8:14 pm — Reply

      Almighty guru, thank you so much!!!! Your shishya will try to live up to your expectations and wishes (and threats) ๐Ÿ˜€ Tomorrow’s the day! >.< ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. sol
    February 9, 2016 at 12:07 am — Reply

    Exam time is the worst…
    Why cant they just cut it from the curriculum?
    Good luck…
    I really want to watch Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasa, but have no idea where to watch it.
    It just seems to be all K-dramas lately that get subbedd….

  13. February 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    Hwaiting, Kwan!!!!!

  14. varms
    February 13, 2016 at 6:47 am — Reply

    Stumbled on your site a few days ago while looking for Madame Antoine recaps… Pleased that there are more recappers these days. Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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