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!!! 😀
…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! 😀
First of all, if you haven’t seen the trailer, here it is for your squeeing pleasure:
!!! Doesn’t it look like all kinds of awesome??
And here’re some stills, just in case you found the trailer too fleeting:
Gah. It looks like it’s gonna be an awesome episode of epic proportions.
Gong Yoo is just the naturally quick-on-his-feet, witty sort, so it’s always a treat to see him doing stuff like interviews. I can only imagine the epic-ness of him doing variety. My mind. It’s boggling while trying to imagine the awesome.
Hence the squee-fest, which is DDee‘s brainchild. I’m in total support, of course, coz I always say shared squee is the best kind. ^.~
How This SHOULD Work:
Ok, so neither DDee nor I have organized a squee-fest before, but we’re willing to brave some new frontiers in the name of fangirl dedication, heh.
We will all source our own videos and play them simultaneously – it’s just more practical that way, than say, sharing screens.
If you are in the US, you can watch the episode subbed on DramaFever.
If you’re not in the US, you can watch streaming subbed episodes of Running Man on kshowonline.
Date & Time
We wanted to make this as accessible a time as possible, for all our GY-loving friends all over the world, so I’m thinking 9:00pm Singapore time (UTC+08:00) on Saturday, 14 December.
This would mean it’ll be sometime in the morning for our friends like Lady G and ling in the US and Canada, and sometime in the afternoon for friends like muffin in South Africa. And our friends like evez and kaiaraia in The Philippines are in the same time zone as us.
Seeing as it’s a Saturday, I’m hoping this means more of us will be available to make it. 🙂
I can think of a couple of platforms that we could use for our squee-fest, but of course, nothing’s quite perfect. Here they are, with the pros and cons.
Upside: It’s easy and if you don’t already have an account, it’s not hard at all to get set up. We don’t need to set up a group beforehand.
Downside: Character limits on every tweet, which gets tighter with every additional person added to the group tweet.
2. Skype Voice Chat
Upside: We get to hear one another’s voices and can watch our show without typing like mad at the same time.
Downside: It’ll probably be super confusing, especially with more people involved, and us never having heard one another’s voices before. We will probably never know who’s saying what at any given time.
3. Skype Instant Messaging
Upside: Group chats are easy to form, and we will always know who’s saying what at any given point in time.
Downside: If you don’t already have Skype, you’d need to get an account. Plus we all need to find one another on Skype before our squee date.
Upside: If you’ve already got Gchat, it’s easy to do group chats.
Downside: If you don’t already have Gchat, the new version is Hangouts and doesn’t seem to work as well. At least for me.
5. Facebook Group Chat
Upside: Group chats are apparently easy to form. We’ll know who’s saying what at any time.
Downside: We need to make sure everyone’s connected on Facebook before our squee date. I have just reactivated my very super inactive Facebook account, in case this turns out to be a popular choice.
That SHOULD be all!
So whaddya say?? Dya want to be part of the squee-fest??
If your answer’s yes, pick your preferred platform below! You can pick more than one option.
Please vote by 11 December, 11:59pm (UTC+08:00), so that we can figure out how to get connected on the chosen platform before our squee date!
If you’re in, let us know in the comments below! If you’ve got a better timeslot/platform to suggest, let us know in the comments as well!
And if you’ve got a question, let us know too! Uh. We may not actually have an answer for you, but we’ll certainly try!
Eeeee!!! 😀 I’m exciteddd!! Come squee with us!!
UPDATE!! 12 December 2013: SQUEE DEETS FOR ALL THE SQUEE PEEPS!!
Ok, everyone! So the votes are in, and Facebook group chat wins!!
So DDee and I have reactivated our Facebook accounts, and we’ve got a Facebook group now, just for the squee fest!
I’ve made the group an open one, so that anyone can join easily, ie,
we won’t need to spend time on you guys requesting to join, and then approving members one by one. once you request to join, anyone already in the group can approve your request.
Just visit the Facebook group and join before the squee fest, it’s that easy! And then, when it’s time for our squee date, we’ll start a group chat with everyone who’s in the group, and we can squee together to our hearts’ content! Wheee!
Come join the Facebook group here!
Just so we’re all clear, here are the details again:
Date: 14 December 2013
Time: 9:00pm (UTC +08:00, which is also GMT +08:00)
We’ll probably give around 10-15 minutes for everyone to get logged in and settled, and squee-proper should get going by around 9:15pm (UTC +08:00)!
Eeeeee!!! Who’s excited?!??? 😀