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.
…And the winner is *drumroll……!!!* Lady G!!! 😀 [See how Gong Yoo’s all ready to shake your hand?? Heh.]
Congratulations, Lady G, I hereby pronounce you the proud owner of a special edition Gong Yoo desk calendar, specially produced for the Tokyo 2013 fanmeet! Please send me an email with your preferred mailing address, and I will get that lovely calendar into your hands very soon!
I know, I know.. there just might be a niggling thought in some of your minds, about whether the picking of the winning entry was rigged in any way. Especially since Lady G hangs out on the blog a lot.
Allow me to assure everyone that it was a completely fair and unrigged process. 😉 All qualifying entries were assigned a number, and I used an online random number generator to pick the winning entry.
But wait! Don’t be sad!
To be honest, if money were no object, I actually would’ve dearly loved to gift many of my friends here on the blog with that awesome desk calendar.
You guys are completely awesome. You come by regularly to chat and squee, and share and swoon, populating both the Loving: Gong Yoo thread and the Gong Yoo fanmeet thread with such giggle-worthy comments and wonderful links to various GY tidbits.
Seriously, if not for you, I wouldn’t have read some awesome interviews or watched some wonderful vids, or set eyes on some fabulous pix. You guys rawk.
And so, here are some Gong Yoo goodies, for EVERYONE!!! Wheeee!!! *blows noisemaker*
Sure, only Lady G will have the pleasure of owning the actual desk calendar. But for everyone else, I’ve scanned the photos in the desk calendar, so that you can gaze at the same pix.
And!! I’ve also scanned some photos from the Monster magazine (whatever I could manage without crushing my precious Monster mag, that is!).
Here we go!
Desk Calendar Pix
Aw. Isn’t he so swoony and so adorable???
Edit: New & Improved!!
Here are the same photos again, this time personally retouched by Lady G herself!! How cool is that, that our giveaway winner is super experienced at photo-editing and has generously retouched all 12 of the photos to share with us all??? I think it’s just super cool, is what! 😀
For those of you who prefer the original look, I’m leaving the original 12 intact, so that you have a choice.
Here we go, new-and-improved GY calendar pix, hot off the press!
THANK YOU, Lady G!!! You rawk! ❤
Pix from Monster Season 3 Vol. 1
Here’s a selection of pix that I got off the Monster mag for ya!
BONUS!!! Here are some screenshots from the making-of DVD that came in the Monster magazine!! Giggle. And you thought we were all done 😉
Aw. Look at that kiss that he’s blowin’ ya. Isn’t he a complete sweetheart?? ❤
Well, that’s it for today.. I hope you enjoyed all the GY goodies I’ve included in this post, y’all. It’s my thank you prezzie to all of you guys, who continue to make this blog a fun place to hang out.
And, you’re welcome 😉
Can’t get enough of Gong Yoo, and always have a soft spot for his amazing performance in Coffee Prince?
You might want to check out the Coffee Prince shirt I designed as a tribute to this wonderful man, and a timelessly amazing show. Click on the picture below to get a closer view and detailed description.
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so, this just happens to be two years later, but I stumbled across your blog…..more specifically your post about Gong Yoo in Big, because I was also fangirling after the first episode in all of its half-naked glory….and then I kept clicking on different pages and reading, and I love your blog! Hello, kindred spirit/kdrama lover/sister! And yes, I realize that I am watching Big a couple of years too late. But, whatever. GY was my first K-crush. So beautiful. I love his dimples. Plus, any guy who is over 6 foot automatically gets hot points from me because I’m a taller girl. Plus, hes just delicious. Anywho, I’ve been a Kdrama addict since My Princess showed up in my netflix feed in 2011. Coffee Prince has always been my all time favorite, but The Master’s Sun jockies for first place, depending on my mood. lol. I love the blog, keep up the good work. I’m always happy to find other fangirls! 😉
Hi there Melissa!!! I’m sorry this reply is so late, Real Life has been particularly hectic of late, and I’ve neglected comments on the blog for a while because of it. Still, I’m super happy to meet you, drama sista! 🙂 YES to everything you said about GY, he’s such a delicious package of swoon. I just wish we got more of him in dramaland! I’m still believing that he’ll come back, once he receives a scenario that speaks to him.
What are you watching these days? 🙂
awww…………. adorable as always
Remind me of Choi Han Kyul, miss his character as Han Kyul
Oh yes, gotta love Choi Han Kyul.. SUCH a lovable character! And GY is amazing and adorable as Han Kyul. ❤ I am SO due for my Coffee Prince rewatch, seriously. I need more GY awesome on my screen! ^.~
wow, you are really GY big fan! glad i found your blog hehehe since i’ve just finished my coffee prince rally for erm.. countless time! ehehe can’t wait for tomorrow’s Running Man right? *arhhhhhhhh
Hey Ayu!! Welcome to the blog!! 😀
Ha. I realize that looking around the blog, GY is like, EVERYWHERE lately..! XD I guess I do love that man a whole lot!! I have a lot of love for Kim Woo Bin too, so it’s a battle between the boys on this blog.. I love ’em both! ^^
YES, GY ON RUNNING MAN!!! AHHH!!! How awesome, seriously!! A number of blog readers & I are getting together to have a squee-fest next Saturday to watch the ep together, you can join us if the timing works for you! You can find the post here and vote for your preferred platform. Most people have voted for Facebook group chat so far 🙂
Hello K-fangurl, It’s been a really busy week and weekend, my sister got married this Friday so right now she’s blissfully in Florida. But my best news…I GOT THE GONG YOO CALENDAR!!! Woohoo!!! LOL. It arrived safely Friday afternoon as we were all scrambling to get ready for the wedding party. I love it so much. It’s an elegant and simple design and love how you can mix and match the pictures for each month. I can’t wait to start using it come January.
Cant wait to watch this😍😍😍
oh wow, Gong Yoo AND Park Hee Soon! Love them both. I don’t really watch reality or game shows, but this show is cool and this episode looks super fun.
Gah! Me too, me too!! I am SO SURE that GY will be all kinds of awesome on Running Man. He’s got so much substance and personality, plus such a playful streak in him, that I just KNOW that he’s going to be amazing on this show!! ❤❤❤
Eeeee!!! What great news!! Congrats on gaining a brother-in-law, and also! On receiving the GY calendar!! 😀 😀
I’m SO happy that you’re loving the calendar.. coz I happen to think the design is pretty great too, heh. I realize that when it’s not being used as a calendar, ie, before & after 2014, you can use it as a double-sided photoframe and have double the GY awesome gazing at you. No guarantees that you’ll ever actually get any work done, though, with that sexy man gazing at you all the time..! ;D
Thank you! 😀 She got her man…and well, I guess I got one too. Hahaha. (I know that sounds desperately fan-girl sick. lol)
You are awesomeness. I didn’t even think of making a double photo frame to wait out the month! Thanks! 😀
Pwahahaha!!! Nononono!!! It doesn’t sound fangirl sick! You DID get a man, and he got delivered right to your door too!! XD
The potential for the double photoframe is one of the reasons I felt the desk calendar was head & shoulders cooler than the other merchandise that was available. You can even design & print your own calendar sheets for 2015, if you wanna keep having GY reminding you of your schedule ^.~
Wait. You could even print your own GY photos to add variety to your calendar!! All you need is good paper & some good photos, and you’re ready to go!! My mind is spinning with the possibilities now! 😀
Keep those amazing ideas coming! Why can’t I think of that?? Too busy dreaming up new dramas, that’s why. As you’ll see in my latest comment below. haha.
Lol. I believe this qualifies as teamwork! 😀 You come up with those awesome drama ideas, and I fill in the blanks on various other odds and ends 😉
thanks for all these photos…i;m having gong yoo withdrawals right now…he’s such a recluse that finding anything about him on the net is so hard.
Aw, you’re very welcome, Abby!! 😀 I have to agree about GY being a recluse and it being hard to find stuff on him on the net!
On the upside, with Suspect about the premiere, he’s on the k-ent scene way more than usual, so we’re getting all kinds of tidbits, like interviews & magazine spreads!
If you have some time, you can poke around the comments threads on my Loving GY post or even the fanmeet post. Some lovely pix, vids & interviews have been shared by other readers. You might find some stuff that you hadn’t seen before, maybe? 🙂
I will check at the Korean supermarket maybe they have magazines there… Also my aunt is going home next month her connecting flight is in Korea so i will ask her to check at the airport…😄
Oooh, great ideas!!! Your aunt checking at the airport might be your best bet! Coz the mag will certainly become available in Korea first!! 😀 How wonderful, that she’s stopping over in Korea!!
Do tell us all about the goodies she manages to snag for ya! ;D
I doubt the Dec 2013 issue of Singles will be immediately available on there, but it should become available eventually/soonish 🙂
I’ve learned GY is on the cover of Singles December issue. That’s something to look forward to… again.
Another reason why we love GY❤️❤️❤️
Hee! Thanks ling!! And you ladies may spot a new header featuring a pair of images from this hot-off-the-press collection too! 😉 I got busy with the photo editing the moment I laid eyes on those pix today! ^^v
Welcome😄… I know those pics, ahhhhhhhh….. By any chance do you know where/how can we get a copy of that magazine?
Here are a couple of English-language online stores you can try:
There’s also stuff that gets on ebay, so you can try that too! Happy browsing! ^^
Wahhh, those are beautiful!! Crisp and autumn! Thanks for sharing the link. 😀
Ooh, Aah, Yoo? Da ! That peculiar face that never fails to puzzle me…
Congrats to the lucky winner ! One year long of gorgeousness, we all envy yoo, I wanna say (that one was easy I know). And that’s nice to both of you to share the wonder: two sets of pics for the price of one, who said you can have enough of this man ?
The pics from the Monster magazine and DVD are excellent too, especially, as mentioned by someone else, the ones with the white open shirt. But I have to say that my favs are those which illustrate the post, with Yoo in a black suit using hand language. They go very well with what you are writing, you definitely have a talent to make your readers enjoy your posts, Kfangurl 😉
Thanks for the video you posted after my comment on the Gong Yoo fan meeting. It’s exactly the kind of yoodies I am fond of and never find by myself. I’m glad I have found that (inexhaustible ?) mine that is your blog.
A thought for your readers from Philippines. Hope the situation improves soon.
Ah yes, one can never get enough of this man!! And that white open shirt!!! *spazzspazzspazz* It’s STILL one of my top favorite looks on him!!! And YAY that you liked the pix I used to illustrate the post, Asotss!! I got a real kick out of putting them in – I was ticked pink! – and I’m stoked that you guys enjoy it! 😀
Also, great that you liked the vid of the GY interview – Isn’t he so refreshingly candid?? On the Loving GY thread, and to a slightly lesser extent, on the Fanmeet thread, there’s more of those kinds of goodies, as well as links to translated interviews which I would’ve never found on my own. I feel like I learned so much about GY, from consuming all the various links that got shared on those threads! Truly, many thanks to the ladies for sharing; some of the interviews are pretty old and obscure, and such lovely, insightful reads! I hope you enjoy exploring those threads, and find many more GY goodies to feed your GY appetite! ;D
…i like the enhanced pix on GY!…thanks Lady G…you did wonder in retouching!…thank you…<3<3<3
Yes, didn’t Lady G do an awesome job?? What a generous, gracious winner she is! Enhanced, more beautiful GY for everyone! 😀
Thank you, Evez. I tried! 🙂
Ah! He’s so absolutely adorable!
Sigh… Isn’t he?? After the fanmeet, I’ve become smitten all over again.. Now Woobie and GY are shoulder to shoulder, vying for first place in my heart. I consider that a happy problem though.. Double the awesome to soak in; both boys getting active on the scene of late = happy me! 😀
You’re so cute kfangurl ^^ I love how much you love them both.
Hee. I can’t help myself, they are both so awesome <3 And I definitely have a big enough heart to accommodate them both! ;D
You are the best 🙂 THANK YOU 🙂 You know what everybody says So Ji Sub has beutiful hand but I think Gong Yoo has pretty hands too. 🙂
You’re very welcome, lafea! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the GY goodies!!
And yes, GY does have beauitful hands. I realized just how beautiful, as I was working on one of the new GY headers for the blog. He’s got such long, slender fingers, and his hands look so genteel that it’s hard to imagine them hard at work doing action-y stuff for all the stunts in Suspect. And yet they did just that. Lovely, gorgeous, beauitful, talented hands.. Sigh <3
Congrats Lady G!
😀 Thank You!
You’re very welcome, muffin!! I hope you’re enjoying these GY goodies ^^
Fantastic post, kfan! Of course, this one is my favourite, because his hand is… *giggles*
(and, of course, congrats Lady G!)
HAHA!! Why am I not even surprised at that being your favorite – or the reason WHY it’s your favorite Jules? XD Can’t quite blame you, of course.. There is no denying that he is a sexy, sexy man, who inspires screen-licking, wild fantasies and other fangirl afflictions ^.~
Thank you everyone for wishing me congratulations! The candids are really cool too. 🙂
Congrats LADY G!…you are now the owner of the lovely desk calendar of GY!…enjoy it !…and kfangirl thank you for scanning and sharing those lovely pix of GY….some of it is candidly taken…honestly i have to save and download some for my mobile keepings!…hahahaha!… 😉
You’re very welcome, evez!! I wish I could’ve sent you a calendar too, so I’m super glad that you’re enjoying the pix – on your mobile or otherwise! ;D
CONGRATULATIONS LADY G!
@Kfangirl… I love how you use the first three pictures to announce the winner. Daebak!
@Lady G… I would appreciate an enhanced color on those pics. I plan to do the same.
Hee!! I’m glad you liked those, kaiaraia!! 😀 I just couldn’t resist.. any excuse to post a pic of GY, eh? And he tells the story so WELL. ^^
See, I got so excited I didn’t finish my sentence in first comment. I LOVE the cupcake one and the 2nd to last black and white, I somehow wrote that sentence and placed awkwardly at the end of the message. :needs to calm down. Just got home from a long day and work.: lol
Lol. I did wonder at first what exactly you meant! XD Thanks for clearing that up.. Though I DO SO love how your excitement is messing even with your usually very steady & articulate thought process! ;D
hahahaha. Sorry about that. I was typing, excited and bragging to my sister, while trying to explain how wonderful Gong Yoo is! She agrees he’s very handsome.
It’s steady and articulate at times, but then when I read it over I’m always missing words. LOL. I type ahead of my thoughts.
Giggle. I can just imagine you doing all that – typing, dealing with excitement, bragging (I SO LOVE the bragging bit!!), explaining GY’s total hotness – and getting all jumbled up in the process!! 😀 And even then, it looks like you did a very decent job of it all, since you were mostly coherent in the comment, AND your sis now agrees that he’s very handsome ^^ You girls should totally watch Coffee Prince together! Via skype. I’ve heard of other people doing that, and that it’s heaps of fun. I don’t think they share screen to watch the video, but rather they both watch via their own sources, but are connected on voice skype throughout. Sounds like a ton of fun to me!! You should totally try that!! Sisterly bonding, even after your sister moves away to Florida! And k-luring too, as a bonus! ;D
Do you often have missing words? I don’t notice it, and I’m pretty detailed that way myself.. At least, when reading! I sometimes have to go back to fill in my own missing words too, actually!
These days I miss words more and more. LOL. So annoying. I have to tell her to set up Skype. Once she’s all settled down then I can get to drama watching with her. haha. I’ll see what she thinks.
You and your sis should totally watch together and Skype at the same time!! It’d be a total blast! 😀
If she’s iffy about it, you can use the But-don’t-you-wanna-bond-with-me-after-you’re-married-or-don’t-you-care-about-me-anymore-now-that-you’ve-got-a-husband card 😉 She’ll hafta say yes then..! Muahahaha ;D
Hahaha! GOOD ONE!! I can really use that!
Eee!! I’m really excited for you to try it, it sounds like boatloads of fun! I hope you & your sis have a great time, and that she comes around to the glorious lure of Hallyu 😉
When did he pose for the gorgeous photos in Monster Mag?
What I’ve gathered, from the Japanese website listed in the mag, as well as fragments of information I’ve come across since, is that the Monster mag is GY’s quarterly Japanese fan magazine. There’s one for each season of the year, and it comes with a personal message from GY (in Japanese, of course, so I don’t actually understand it, boo), and a table of contents that covers GY’s various CFs & activities for the quarter. Each chapter is one CF/activity-focused, and features candid and posed pix from the shoot. If I understand it correctly, GY also does a shoot specially for the Monster mag each quarter, which is how we got those gorgeous shirtless pix in my Loving GY post with the fake tattoos. Significantly, the fake tat on his shoulder blades reads “monster” – I just added a new header featuring that image, so you should see it pop up sometime!
Of course, after learning all that, I dearly wanted to buy back-issues of the Monster mag (the one I’ve got is Season 3, which is the 2013 season. Season 2 is the 2012 season, with a total of 4 volumes/issues for the year), but sadly, Season 2 is completely sold out (pout). Still, having one Monster mag is already a pretty fab thing, so I shan’t complain! ^.~
Wow, amazing they still do those things in other countries. I remember fan mags like that for a specific celeb were the rage in the seventies and eighties. Oh boo, sorry you didn’t get season 2. Yep, I saw the tattoo pics pop up on the blog header. Who is he fooling? He’s hardly a monster…except maybe for that bad day on the CP set…:runs!:
Lol. Y’know what else I’ve discovered?? “Monster” is actually GY’s nickname among his fans. I don’t know which came first, the nickname or the mag, but the name’s stuck, and he’s often referred to as Monster on fan forums & such. I’d have never pegged him as a monster either myself, not even counting that bad day on the CP set(!), but there you go! ^^
Now I have to know why the fans call him that! Anyone else here know?? I realized it could have been promotion for the magazine too. How can you get a monster out of that cuddly face? haha.
Ikr?? When I first came across fan forums referring to him as Monster, I was rather bemused. It felt so dissonant, coz really, he doesn’t strike me as monstrous in any way. I tried googling for the answer, but haven’t found any concrete answers as yet..maybe someone on the blog will discover the answer and clue us in ^^
I hope so. And I still go back to that long interview. He said in his twenties he had a bit of a temper. Maybe he came up with that name for himself! lol. Just a thought. Or is it because he’s monstrously famous? He brings out the monsters in his fans.
Ok, wait. Stop the presses, I think I’ve got the answer!! 😀
Piecing together fragments of information that I’ve come across, I think I’ve found the origins of the Monster nickname! First of all, I remember reading that when he was younger (teens, I think?), that his head looked quite small on his broad shoulders & lanky body. That probably gave rise to the nicknames that he used to have: Small head.. and (wait for it…) Dinosaur head(!!!!)
On some sites, his nickname is also listed as Dinosaur (I suppose that’s a natural thing, for nicknames to get shortened over time). And I guess the leap from Dinosaur to Monster isn’t that great.
Whaddya think??!? 😀 My inner Sherlock Holmes bows graciously at your wild applause. Hee. ^^v
Dinosaur=Monster…That could work. LOL. Small head. In my family we would call that having a little box head. Because he doesn’t have a long face. Aww, shame on those people who teased him. Now look, he grew into that head and body mighty fine!
He HAS grown into that head & body very, VERY fine!!! ;D
But since we’re talking about it, here’s a peek at him in those teenage, “small head” years:
Aww, he was still a cutie. You know who else was still gorgeous as a teen, my other favorite, Song Il Guk. Barely changed. But everyone goes through awkward pre-teen and early teen years! LOL.
Aaaww… he looks so serious. Speaking of young GY… take a look here…
Oooppss… here http://www.flickr.com/photos/25662829@N04/10955804645/lightbox/
Always so adorable!
OMG…Face-palm, in shock, mouth hanging open…WOW!!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!! I know how hard it must have been to pick a winner, I loved everyones stories and wondered how in the world you would do this. But your method was very fair. I’m drooling over these, I love the cupcake one and
I have a thought: I do photo retouching, If it’s possible, I’d like to save all these scans you posted and fix up the colors and everything. I can email them all back to you when I send you my address. Then maybe you can share them over with the fans all fixed up.
Is that possible?
It’s wonderful that you took the time to scan them for everyone! You really rock, Kfangurl! And the black and white portrait before the last one.
I will send you the info soon. I want to get to work on the pictures anyway. 😀
Oh, in my excitement, I hope I didn’t offend you, K-Fangurl, about the pictures. I actually am looking them over and I like how they came out. I’ve been fixing up photos, I don’t know how many hundreds for years, because of all the websites I run, so it just naturally comes to me now to say, I want to fix the colors on this, and crop that…(No cropping on these! LOL. Just giving an example) etc etc. I sometimes do it no matter what photo I see. Unfortunately I can’t do the pics exactly the way I want to anymore because I don’t have Photoshop. :< Why does that have to be so expensive! gahh! I really really miss doing that. I even got myself on IMDB because of it. haha. (Unpaid, but it was so nice to be part of those projects.)
Anyway, they all look wonderful no matter what. I'm so happy! I can't wait to fill up that calendar and proudly display it somewhere on this mess I call a desk.
Hahahaha!!! 😀 I love how your excitement spills out so tangibly into your comments, Lady G!!
First of all, AWESOME POSSUM! OF COURSE I’d love it if you could add your retouching magic to the photos!! I didn’t even think of that, and only did a straight-up scan of everything. I concede the photos look a little washed out when scanned (they look better in real life, honest!), so I can totally imagine them looking way better with some retouch and love. I’m sure your years of experience – and your loving touch! – will make those pix look fab! I can hardly wait, to see your finished work and share them with everyone else here on the blog! 😀
I don’t use Photoshop (it IS expensive!), but I’ve been using GIMP, and it’s really pretty robust! I’ve been using it to make headers for the blog, and I’m discovering that GIMP has a lot of functionality. The shortcuts from PS don’t work on GIMP, so my sister who’s very accustomed to PS found GIMP frustrating and unwieldy coz she couldn’t use all her PS hotkeys. I, on the other hand, have no PS background, so it’s been much easier for me to get used to GIMP; no unlearning required! As I understand it, though, GIMP’s pretty much a PS equivalent, and it’s free, so maybe you might like to give it (another?) chance? ^^
Also! Congrats again! I did love your entry, so I was super happy when the random number generator picked you as our winner! Psst.. didn’t I say that not (yet!) watching Coffee Prince wouldn’t lose you major brownie points? ^.~
My background was in photoshop. I feel the same as your sister, Gimp drove me crazy, even though I know it has many of the same functions. I recently started a big (paying) project on it and had to give it up because everything I did on Gimp did not save properly and ruined the images. So Gimp and I are not friends at this point. lol
I’m really honored and love reading this blog! Yay for not losing points! haha. I didn’t really do too much to the GY photos because I worked best with the Photoshop, so there were certain things I couldn’t remove properly. :/ But, if you like them enough, please feel free to post them. 😀 Thank you! Here is the Photobucket Link.
Gah. That’s terrible, that you had so much trouble with Gimp and had to give up on the project! :S I hope you find a happy solution to your photo-editing needs sometime.. It sounds like you’ve got a lotta skill that’s now just waiting to be let loose, but is all cooped up for want of a proper platform. And that is a HUGE pity!!
THANK YOU, for making the photos prettier!! They look great, and I can only imagine what magic you could’ve worked, if you’d had PS on work off of. I’ve updated the post to include these beauties, thanks for your generosity! 😀 I know you would’ve probably offered to do the same even if you weren’t our winner, but now I feel like that random number generator really knew what it was doing, picking you as our giveaway winner! ;D
Aww, thank you! I tried. I’m actually self-taught with Photoshop, and not even in the latest version, but now I’m behind. :/ Oh well. It’s just a hobby.
And Sometimes it’s not that we don’t know how to scan, it’s the scanner glass itself that causes problems. I had a scanner that left ‘burn marks’ and black squiggles on everything. I realized something, never put anything on top of your scanner, it ruins the glass. I was putting heavy books and stuff on there not knowing and I damaged the glass, so all my scans came out like that. It took me a while to figure that one out. Sigh! So I got a new one that I love and I don’t even put a piece of paper on top. lol.
And you are absolutely right. I would have offered to fix the pics just the same. 😀
Wow. I never knew that about scanners & how to care for them! I don’t generally put stuff on my scanner, but now I’ll make extra sure not to let stuff rest on it! Thanks for the tip, Lady G!!! I just never know when I’ll learn some new gem from you, and that’s just awesomesauce 😀
And self-taught is sometimes the best kind of learning, imo.. After all, you learn by doing & experimenting, & you’re not hampered by preconceived notions of how things should be done. Which can often yield the most creative results. That’s what I think anyway ^^v
The scanner thing I learned the hard way. My older scanner still works fine, but because the glass has those marks it ruins the image. I had to shelve it. And very true, there’s lots of freedom in being self-taught. And people put up wonderful tutorials to follow. So if you don’t know how to get a certain effect, you just look it up and it’s bound to be there on the internet step by step. I’ve done that many times. I was never the greatest at designs and all that, but I had fun with the ones I did make.
Exactly!!! That’s a big part of the thrill for me, in working on headers for the blog. I keep learning new things as I go, so I feel like I’m really gaining not just a spanking new header, but new knowledge and skills as well, and that’s just awesome 😀 It also gives me a buzz to see the quality of my headers improving.. I feel like the newer ones look so much better than the early ones, which have mostly been hastily retired by now, heh.
I love your headers! They look very professional, colorful and fun. You pick the coolest images too.
Aw, THANKS!!! That means a lot ❤, esp coming from your experienced eye! 😀 I have a lot of fun with it, to be sure! It’s only been about 8 months since I made my first ever header for the blog, so I’m hoping to keep on learning and keep on getting better at it! ^^
Keep doing what you’re doing, they are coming along beautifully. It is really fun to get it together! And finding the pictures too. 🙂
Oh yes, finding the right pictures is definitely a big part of the equation!! Sometimes, I want to make a header with someone (say, GY or Woobie) in it, but I just can’t find anything suitable. But at other times, I see a picture, and I *need* to immediately start making a header, I’m so inspired! 🙂 All good fun, of course! Thanks for your encouragement, Lady G! ❤
I noticed your new GY’s! I loved the steel colored one with the ‘fall’ clothes and the closeup of his face. 😀
Aw thanks!! I’m rather taken with that one myself. His gaze is just arresting in that closeup, isn’t it?!?? I feel slightly hypnotized when I look at that pic 😛
Congrats Lady G! *applause* Enjoy a full year of Gong Yoo gorgeousness on your desk, you lucky lucky woman! My fave is the hammock one!
And I worship you, kfangurl! Bless you for the scans. BLESS YOU. You even scanned pg 87, or whatever it was frm the mag, the one with him in the white shirt…gaaaah! White shirt, unbuttoned halfway, I can’t even…there is a puddle of drool on the floor and my screen has lip prints all over it. Just when I needed a push to do more header images for my blog! 🙂
Tee hee!! I can just see you now, DDee, reveling in the glorious puddle that you’ve melted into, still spazzing at GY’s awesomeness!! XD Yes, I do remember you asking for the scan of P87.. it’s the best I could do without squashing the mag in my scanner. I’m super happy that you love it this much!! He does look absolutely delish in the half-buttoned crisp white shirt! I already have a general weakness for men in crisp white shirts, so GONG YOO in a crisp white shirt, unbuttoned down to there, in all his glorious awesome sexiness? Thud. Too much to bear, almost.
I know about header inspiration, DDee!! I’ve been inspired to work on a couple of GY headers myself! Managed 3 yesterday, and hoping to add more to the mix as time permits. I love that we’re getting more pix to work with lately, as Suspect gets into premiere gear! I’m looking forward to seeing your new headers as you unveil them! ^^
Yes, plain white button-downs are one of my fave looks on any person, man or woman. But Gong Yoo and his perfect bod elevate the white shirt to mythical levels. He’s like a greek god in white. I mean, how crazy sexy is he just standing there im a simple shirt.
Oops got too excited and pressed wrong keys before I could finish…anyways, too crazy good looking he is, for MY own good!
And is it okay to use these pics for my new headers? Just wanna check! I’ll credit you of course!
Aw. Sure, go ahead, DDee!! I’ve been working on a couple of GY headers myself, and one of those does include that crisp white shirt. I’d love to see how our creative juices flow differently around the same pic – I don’t have issues about us using the same pic, coz I think we each will bring our own style and creativity to our headers, and that’s always fun to see 🙂 Plus, such gorgeousness deserves all the extra attention, no? ^.~
I dare say your creative juices floweth over, while I can barely manage wordpress ok! No contest! I got hardly any juice, just hot air. I’ll probably just plonk him front and centre, good enuf right ? 😛
Well. I daresay he has enough beauty for that beauty to speak for itself ;D
And yeah, there is a lot more technical stuff to running a blog than one might imagine at first, eh? I’m still learning stuff as I go. Now who says blogging won’t teach you anything? ^.~
Blogging does teach you a lot of things. I used to blog diligently in the now defunct Multiply and I’ve learned CSS and Photoshop. Too bad I’ve forgotten them already. 🙂
CSS?? Wow. That sounds way technical!! 😛 I’m still a HTML noob, though I’m making progress on Gimp. I find HTML very intimidating, tbh! >.< Thankfully, I'm surviving quite well without having to dip more than a single toe in HTML waters – so far!! XD
…like a greek god in white…
*here i am bowing down very low*
I luv the last picture though. You have very nice photos posted here. =)
Yay! I’m glad you like the photos, doris!! Isn’t he lovely? Sigh..
With GY being so selective in his projects, we don’t nearly get as many GY pix as I’d like, so I’m happy to share some goodies with everyone! ^^
… and thanks kfangurl.
Actually, just getting to read your blog on the Japan Fanmeet already makes me feel like a winner. And then you added this photos, what a big plus!
Him wearing the PRADA specs is my favorite btw. I said it before, I’ll say it again.
I appreciate you.
Aw.. thanks CJ Babe!! ❤ That is so very sweet of you to say!! You made my day. One of my favorite things about the fanmeet (well, aside from seeing GY in the flesh!), is how the sharing of the experience has been such a precious vicarious experience for other fans.. It blows my mind, that I’ve been able to add to everyone’s GY experience in such a big way. The deep appreciation that everyone has shown just moves me. I wish I had more calendars to give away, seriously. But since they ARE pricey, I’m really happy that you’re loving the scanned pix!! And yes, he DOES look wonderful in those Prada glasses. So lovely. ❤
Fun post to read! 🙂
Thanks Grace!! 😀 Yay that you enjoyed the read, even though you didn’t enter the giveaway and aren’t a GY fangirl! I’m thinking it would’ve been way different if the giveaway had had anything to do with SJS, hee! ;D
Congrats, Lady G!
And you know which is the best pic of the bunch? Gong Yoo with the dogs! So cute! That retriever was smiling with his (or her) eyes and that corgi is adorb! Yes, I got distracted by the cuties…. Of course, Gong Yoo is just delicious! 😀
Aw. As an animal lover myself, I’m glad the pooches got some love! They ARE super cute. I’m impressed you even had the bandwidth to notice the dogs, with the lovely GY right there beside!! I’m thinking if it had been a YSH photo, though, that you’d have been way less interested in the pups..! ;D
Hehehehe you know me ^^
Yeppers.. Your YSH love is no secret around these parts, Ms Nelly. If I had a post full of YSH, I’m pretty much assured of a puddle of Nelly on the other side.. Hee!! ;D
Awwww congrats Lady G🎉🎉🎉🎉
Thanks for the gorgeous pics more more options for my phone. Giggle… Squeeeee😍😍😍
You’re super welcome, ling! I’m glad you’re enjoying the pix.. And we could ALL do with more GY photo options, on our phones, laptops, desktops, wallpapers.. even our bedroom walls! ;D
*This is completely hypothetical, of course, and I do not currently have GY plastered on my bedroom wall. Honest. ^.~