The Fangirl Verdict

Completely biased reviews and fangirling


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Introducing: Lady G!

Yes, this is how I look celebrating with cake. Except maybe I’m not wearing a tiara ^.~

Everyone! I’m soo~ excited to make this announcement!

Are you ready? Drum roll please…

Ahem.

..Lady G is joining the blog as an official contributor!! Woot!

Yes, you read that right, the talent pool on this blog is growing, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Ok, so let’s backtrack a bit to get a bit of context around this.

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Liebster Shower [Round 2!]

So a funny thing happened. Liebster season snuck up on me when I wasn’t even looking.

When the first signs popped up, hinting that Liebster season was upon us again, I hardly took notice. I was all like, Well, I had a good go at that last year, and it was a heap of fun. Surely after 9 whole Liebsters, though, no one’s going to want to ask me more questions about myself. Right?

Wrong.

When I wasn’t looking, those Liebsters seemed to multiply in a little room all by their sneaky little selves. Almost like they had a will all their own. And now, I have a serious heap of questions to answer *starts sweating bullets*

I plead hectic Real Life schedules as the reason that I delegated the job of answering the Liebster questions to Future Me (hey, after watching so many time-travel dramas, you gotta learn something, right?)

So here I am, Future Me (er, now Present Me?) to the rescue! Let’s see if you guys can stick with me all the way to the very end, eh? I promise to make this as pain-free as possible ;)

And, thanks to all you sweethearts who nominated me – I feel like I’ve been rained on by showers of lurve ❤

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Blogoversary Giveaway Winner! + Happy New Year!

Annyeong! Happy New Year everyone!! ❤

I hope 2014’s been treatin’ you nice so far!

I know, I’ve been a little bit MIA in the last couple of weeks, only surfacing periodically to answer comments. I’m sorry, you guys. I plead crazy-hectic-holiday-schedule. Both my Christmas and New Year weeks were packed to the gills with gatherings, lunches, dinners (or insert alternative meal) and other get-togethers.

On the upside, it made me feel really popular (ha). On the downside, I got a lot less drama on my screen, and a lot less time to chat with you (boo).

I didn’t forget the giveaway, though! And yes, it’s time to find out the winner of one gorgeous DVD box set of Queen In-hyun’s Man!

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Gong Yoo on Running Man! [Squee Date Details Updated!]

So it’s been confirmed: Gong Yoo is guesting on Running Man, together with his The Suspect co-star Park Hee Soon. On 8 December! Which is very, very soon! Eeeee!!! :D

…And which almost every Gong Yoo fangirl or fanboy would know by now, actually.

So what’s the point of this post, you ask?

Well. Seeing as how rare it is that we get to see Gong Yoo on our screens at all, let alone on variety giant Running Man, this is just too momentous an occasion to let pass without a bit of fanfare.

So. We are officially gathering for a squee-fest! And you’re welcome to join us! :D

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How To Embed Photos in the Comments & Other Mysteries

Have you ever felt bemused / puzzled / left out / like you weren’t one of the cool kids / all of the above when you see other people blithely embed videos and photos in the comments sections of various posts on the blog?

Do you also get the same expression on your face that Gong Yoo’s wearing in the pic above, furrowing your brow & squinting your eyes, when you try your darndest to embed stuff in the comments, but somehow, it just doesn’t work?

Worry no longer, my friends! Help is at hand.

The doctor, as they say, is in.

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Giveaway Winner! + Gong Yoo Goodies for Everyone!

Wow. Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s already been 3 whole weeks since my Big Gong Yoo Adventure in the heart of Tokyo. Still so surreal, even now.

I’ve since gotten myself back home, and it’s been an odd experience settling back in, after 5 weeks away. For one thing, it’s just so nice to be able to once again understand everything around me! When shop staff & other service providers speak to me, I actually understand what they’re saying now. And! I no longer have to squint and ponder while reading product labels. Coz everything around me is no longer labeled in Japanese!! Ahhh.. It’s the little things, I tell ya ;)

Thanks for your patience, everyone.. By now, some of you might actually be wearing the same expression as Gong Yoo in the pic above, while waiting for me to announce the giveaway winner, hee.

Yes indeedy, I’ve picked a winner, as promised.

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A Prezzie! For Me!

Guess what, y’all?? Today, I received a prezzie! A BIG one!

Are you ready?

Its.. *drum roll please* … A whole post! In MY. HONOR.

I kid you not.

I’ve just picked my jaw off the floor long enough to put together a post to tell y’all about it.

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A Liebster Award. Kinda. [Liebster the Ninth!]

So this morning I woke up to a comment on the blog, from fellow blogger Indigo that read, “Hi! I nominated you for Liebster Award” and I hafta confess, my first thought was, “Uh. This is spam, right?”

Coz up till today, I’d never even heard of the Liebster Award, but had made acquaintance with enough spam to make me immediately suspicious. I mean, sure, I follow Indigo’s (very nice) blog Between Wor(L)ds & she’s definitely legit. But I thought spiders had impersonated her by hijacking her identity or something, and posted something spammy on my blog. For serious, yo.

I’m usually a pretty trusting person. Unless it has to do with suspicious spammy spiders on the world wide web. (Ooh, did’ja see what I did there? That’s technically triple – ok, fine, double – alliteration, twice in a row!)

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Going Barefoot With My Friends [Updated: Good-bye Drama Club]

Guess what, y’all?!?

Starting this week, I’m going barefoot with my friends Stephanie and Cherry Cordial for a bit, over at the DramaFever Blog!

What does that even mean, you ask?

Essentially, we’re gonna be writing a series of joint posts on Barefoot Friends, one of the new k-variety kids on the block. And we’ve been invited to do it on the DramaFever Blog.

Uh-huh. We now have something of an actual blogging gig other than our own blogs.

Surreal. But kinda cool.

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Unveiling kfangurl’s Hodge-Podge Glossary

Today’s post is inspired by a question from one of the blog’s regular visitors, MelloYello.

In one of our chats, she asked me what it means to “ship” someone.

As I answered her question, I realized that a lot of the words that we use here in the dramaverse might actually be quite confusing for the relative newbie.

Don’t worry. Help is at hand, so that you’ll never feel caught unprepared again.

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