kfangurl: Happy brand new 2015, everyone!! Wow, can you believe it’s already officially 2015?
Lady G: It feels a bit weird, but it’s really not. I hope this year is better for every one. 🙂
But now I must ask – Where’s my Hoverboard? I’ve been waiting for it since 1989! My self-drying jacket and automatic-lacing Nikes? Flying cars? I know… Back to the Future II lied to us!
kfangurl: It totally did! I mean, never mind the Hoverboard, I’d love a time-traveling car – y’know, to watch more drama with. And also, maybe stalk Woob’s fanmeets and other appearances, heh. Yes, I have a total one-track mind. Priorities, y’know? 😉
Lady G: I never even would’ve thought of using time travel to fuel our kdrama obesssions. I love the way you think! We’ll take those trips together. Who knows? We may change the future and wind up married to our biases. hehehe! Or would that be way too much of a butterfly effect?
kfangurl: Butterfly-schmutterfly. Whatever it takes to get hitched to the Woob, I say!
Eric Nam – 녹여줘
kfangurl: Alrighty then. Let’s get down to business.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our lil blogoversary giveaway; we’ve picked the winners of both prizes – woot!
The winner of the Made-to-Order Pure Pretty post is… *drum rollllll* Djining!! *wild applause*
Djining’s was the last entry submitted before the giveaway closed, and wouldn’t you know it, random.org picked hers as the winning entry. See, that just goes to show that it’s never too late to join in the fun?
For the curious, Djining mentioned 2 potential Pure Pretty poster boys in her entry (Joo Won and Hyun Bin), and upon her win, has made the extremely difficult choice between the two very worthy contenders. In the end, her enduring Hyun Bin love won the day, so look out for her Pure Pretty prize post for Hyun Bin in the not-too-distant future! (Be nice to me, Google, ok? We’re friends.)
Edit! Hyun Bin’s Pure Pretty post got upgraded to a k-love post! Check it out here!
Lady G: Ooooooh, Hyun Bin…
kfangurl: Snerk. I know that Hyun Bin effect! 😄
Lady G: Oh…sorry, where was I?
Aaaaaaaaaaannnndddd the winner of the “Your Favorite actor cast in a Dream Drama” goes to… lucillebrown! She chose Jang Geun Suk! A very pretty man choice indeed, milady!
And just a bit of backstory for his Dream Drama role: Jang Geun Suk will be cast as a mysterious chaebol/rocker with a bit of a bad boy streak. Like the leads, he also hides uncanny secrets. Will he be a friend, or will he bow to pressure and become a foe?
I already had an idea for the character, and Jang Geun Suk fits the bill in many ways. So, great choice!
Lucillebrown, the other part of the prize was that you get to name your character! So I’ll be waiting to see what you come up with. You can give me a few names and I’ll choose (best to narrow it down to 3 or 4), or if you have a perfect one in mind, that works too. Please leave it in the comment section or drop me an email (our contact page is here). 😀
kfangurl: Congrats Djining and Lucille!! We’re gonna get cracking on preparing your prizes for ya, so watch this space!
Lady G: Yes, having a face to put to my character outline will really help move my story along. That’s so important to me when I write.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
READER ROULETTE POSTS – YAY OR NAY?
kfangurl: So an idea that we had, to add to what we’ve already got going on the blog, is something we’d like to call Reader Roulette. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with guns or random bullets!
The thing is, it felt like you guys were genuinely enjoying what we had to say in our Sunshine posts (here and here) when the Sunshine awards came knocking a while ago. The thing is, only bloggers making the nominations get to ask the questions, and we thought, wouldn’t it be fun if readers got to play too?
Lady G: I thought it would be great fun to let the readers in on the action. I remember reading the Liebster Posts before I joined the blog, and I was always itching to ask my own questions. Heehee!
kfangurl: Which is why we’re wondering if this is something that you guys would actually like to have as a thing on the blog. Like, you guys could post your questions in the comments, and we would make reply-type posts similar to the Sunshine posts.
See? We’re offering to put ourselves in the hot seat, for your entertainment!
Lady G: Sure, and you can make the questions fun and thought-provoking, like…What would you do for a Klondike bar? Where’s the beef? And how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop? It’s easy, just a simple ‘yay’ or ‘nay.’ There’ll be no hard feelings either way. But just know, we want our readers to feel comfortable, not only with our writing, but with us as people. I know Kfangurl agrees, what’s a blog without readers?
kfangurl: YES to what’s a blog without readers, and oy, let’s not give ’em too wild ideas, now. Coz I don’t actually know where the beef is..! 😄
ANYHOO. We made this handy-dandy poll, so tell us what you think! If your answer is ‘yay,’ go on ahead to leave your question(s) in the comment section! You can totally ask as many questions as you feel like. We’ll gather ’em all up, and make that reply-post. And if you guys keep on enjoying this type of post, we’ll have more Reader Roulette type things through the year; maybe we’ll even have themed ones!
And if your answer is ‘nay,’ don’t worry about it. We won’t hold it against you (..much)! Ha. I kid. Really. 😉 If most of you don’t feel drawn to the idea, we’ll drop the whole thing, no hard feelings.
We’ll leave the poll open for a week until 11 January 2015, so do let us know what you think!
NEW YEAR, NEW THOUGHTS?
kfangurl: So with it being a new year and everything, dya have any new thoughts about 2015? Y’know, intentions, resolutions, that kind of stuff?
Lady G: Well, I don’t make resolutions per se, but intentions are good. If I went into my personal ones I could be here all day. I have the usual, but no less important – lose weight, take better care of my health, and improve my personality. I consider myself a kind person, but I’m a work in progress. Aren’t we all?
I also made Drama resolutions! I developed a system for myself just the other night. Because I get completely overwhelmed with all the offerings out there.
kfangurl: Oh, drama resolutions and a new system?? Do tell!
Lady G: Nothing crazy, in fact, drama fans have been doing it all along. I decided to make a list of dramas I want to watch. But the catch is, I will strictly adhere to it for the entire year. Even if I keep adding new ones to the list. I broke it into sections – Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese/Chinese, and ‘other.’ Which is most likely Thai.
Last night I started Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team, and it is amazing and hilarious! Just my type of show and humor. I’ll be done with it by the end of the week I’m sure.
kfangurl: Wow, that drama list thing is way more disciplined than I’m prepared to be! My drama list is humongous and a never-ending work-in-progress; I pick and choose whatever I feel like watching in the moment. Yes, a lot of dramas might end up gathering dust while waiting to be picked, but also, that way, I hope to consistently pick dramas that I’d enjoy, coz I’d primarily be allowing my mood to take the lead.
Still, it seems to be working great for you so far, since it sounds like you’re loving Grandpas! That’s on my list; I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. (Hrm. This is making my approach look bad, isn’t it? 😄 )
Lady G: I understand about feelings and moods. I don’t expect I’ll watch in any particular order. I may start one, then another and go back and forth. I don’t want to do that too much, it can get confusing. But as long as I stay with the list, I’ll be happy.
My other new year intention is to not waste precious drama time. If I don’t like a drama after 3-4 episodes, I’m done.
kfangurl: That’s fair. I used to be such a completist that it just wasn’t funny. I’d force myself to finish a show. Even if I hated it, I would hang in there to the bitter end (ahem, Dream High 2!). Which just made me angsty and unhappy.
I’m much happier now that I’ve learned to drop dramas, and learned how to use that wonderful FF button!
Lady G: I won’t be afraid of the FF button either. And I’m going force myself to watch at least 2 sageuks. In the past I only watched if my absolute favorite bias was in it. And even then I bowed out of the really long ones – err…Jumong…The first sageuk for me this year is Shine or Go Crazy with Jang Hyuk. I cannot wait for that one!
kfangurl: I’m planning to check out Shine or Go Crazy too! I mean, it’s Jang Hyuk. And, he’s lookin’ pretty great in the teaser:
Lady G: Oooh, Silla hair…on Jang Hyuk…(More Homer Simpson Drool)
My other goal this year is to write movie reviews for the blog. My first official one is due to be posted soon. If it’s well received by our readers, then I’ll definitely continue.
In fact, I already wrote mad notes for a second one yesterday (Heh, mad, does anyone use that slang these days?). And, I just have to get pictures. I tried to be so thorough, I noted the exact timing for the screen captures. I’d better hurry, I’m holding this DVD hostage from Netflix. I can’t believe I put off watching the film this long too.
kfangurl: Woah. You are on a roll! Which totally works. Coz one of my resolutions/intentions/whatchamacallits that I’ve got for the blog, is to post more regularly this year. If you’re going to be writing movie reviews, we might even become known for posting frequently!
I think I did better last year than the year before, but to be honest, 2013 really wasn’t all that hard to beat. I think I once went two months without posting! Eep.
Thanks, you guys, for being so patient with me, and for sticking around! Considering how not frequent the posts on this blog sometimes have been, I am super blown away by all your loyalty and understanding. *tears*
…Other than that, I can’t quite think of any other resolution to make, except maybe, keep watching lots of drama and keep writing about it?
Lady G: Yes, drama watching is surely on the horizon for me too. But so is more creative writing. I have some pretty nifty draft ideas in place for the next Dream Dramas. Hopefully I don’t suffer writer’s block or burnout.
But, I think I need to take time to smell the roses. I can easily get so tangled up watching this, this, and that, I forget to venture out to see the light of day. Plus my work situation is constantly indoors and a lot of evening/night shift. My Vitamin D is pretty low…
kfangurl: Lol. Well I live in Sunny Singapore, so even when I’m huddled up at home, there is absolutely no escaping the sunlight! I guess that’s the upside of the tropics? Never being Vitamin D deficient?
Lady G: True! I guess I should eat more fish, drink fortified milk, OJ, and continue with my supplements…as I watch my kdrama. Wheeee!
kfangurl: Heh. That would solve your Vitamin D deficiencies! Both the literal one and the one where D stands for Drama..! (*cough* Yes, I can be corny like that! 😄 )
…And that about wraps up our New Year post, everyone! Here’s to lots more drama – and fun! It’s always gotta be fun! – for us all in dramaland, in 2015! Cheers!