[personal profile] rosdrise
So, I haven't done much posting or commenting because I haven't been doing that much fandoming (possible word? WHO CARES). Work and various other RL things have taken precedence. Heck, I still haven't finished What's Up and that was like the one thing I was watching.

I gave the first two episodes of Wild Romance a shot but it didn't do anything for me. And after the fiasco of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop I'm not about to stick to a drama that I'm not hooked on. There is too much out there to waste time on something that doesn't click. Then I started History of a Salaryman, but was so beat when I was watching it that I drifted in and out of consciousness during the second episode. So, even though I liked it, I also have a mental block when it comes to picking it back up... because I FELL ASLEEP during it.

Book reading has been very slow, even though I told myself that I was going to read more this year. I still need to finish True Grit which I enjoy, but I also need to be in the right mood to read. I randomly picked up a YA ebook called Angelfall (yeah, I know... angels. But it was on $0.99!!!) and was pleasantly surprised with it. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Though I'm not keen on waiting. I'm all about coming into a series once it's done (Hunger Games!) or nearly (Leviathan!).

In less fun book news I'm reading The Land of Painted Caves the final (FINALLY) installment in Jean Auel's Earth's Children series (historical fiction set 30,000 years ago). She started writing them 30 odd years ago with Clan of the Cave Bear (A book that I still enjoy despite the precipitous drop in quality throughout the rest of the series) and is finally wrapping up this pile of dog poo.

Personally, I started the series early in high school when just the first four books were out. The first three are pretty good, but the series just got worse and more boring with each book. And now we're on the 6th book and there just isn't. any. plot. But I have to finish it. I'm about 2/3 of the way through the 800 pages and it is PAINFUL. If I have to read any more descriptions of cave paintings, the multitude of uses for cattails, or how strange Ayla's accent sounds... I can't be held responsible for my actions.

Date: 2012-02-17 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shineaurorarose.livejournal.com
Finish What's Up! (SO GOOD).

I'm watching Wild Romance but admittedly, it didn't grab me for quite sometime (ep 5? Maybe 6?) But I had the same issue with that writer on her other dramas and I ended up enjoying both of those (Alone in Love, Evasive Inquiry Agency). So *shrug*. Lee Shi-young's character resonates with me though I was never a tomboy. Plus Lee Dong-wook is oh so pretty to look at, haha.

Fandoming is a word, in my opinion. What else would you call what we do?

Date: 2012-02-22 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cranberrysheep.livejournal.com
I've always meant to check out Evasive Inquiry Agency! It takes a while to get going though?

Date: 2012-02-23 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shineaurorarose.livejournal.com
It's been awhile since I watched it but I remember it taking a couple episodes for the real plot to start. It's super quirky and funny though so I enjoyed it. I suppose it just didn't emotionally engage me for a while though on one level I was enjoying myself? Does that make any sort of sense? Haha. (If anything, Lee Min-ki is GREAT.)

Date: 2012-02-18 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
I would strongly recommend Shut Up Flower Boy Band. If you decide to watch absolutely nothing else this season watch that because it is SO GOOD. The guys are gorgeous too. So you cant good plot and characters plus good music plus moody atmosphere + hotties. you really cant lose. I love history of a salaryman, and i would also recommend you stick with it if you can. both Flower boy band and History of a salary man are really refreshing dramas. Of all the pretty young people angst dramas with music as a backdrop (mary stayed out all night, heartstrings, you're beautiful?) this one is easily the best. and what i wanted from the genre all along. and Salary man isnt like any drama I've ever seen, its such a mesh of genres and does so seamlessly. But if I could only rec you one I'd rec Flower boy band. Its getting me right in the heart. I am super obsessed with it and I havent been that obsessed about a drama in a long ass time.

Date: 2012-02-22 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cranberrysheep.livejournal.com
Well since my flist and tumblr dashboard seem to be all about SUFBB I should probably at least try it.

Date: 2012-02-18 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flutegirl.livejournal.com
How do you pronounce "Whinney?"

Date: 2012-02-22 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cranberrysheep.livejournal.com
Answer: You can't, because you're not Ayla.

Date: 2012-02-27 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topazera.livejournal.com
Thanks for the drama update! I went through a long while of slow drama watching but since I'm speeding up again now, it's nice to get a lay of the land. :) Wild Romance is one of those shows I really want to like but from the first episode, I'm not sure if it's going to click with me. I'm giving it a little more time but then again, I didn't watch Flower Boy Ramyun Shop even with all the hype. ;)



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