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  1. LOL. I just cut a co-worker off mid-sentence and said, "I'm sorry to cut this short, but I need to jet." Heading home to do you know what!!! (Don't worry. It wasn't a necessary work-related conversation. Just idle chit chat. I'm not rude!! LOL.)
  2. I don't know how the subs translated it, but Dan Sha is asking him if he decided to take responsibility for her because of how she behaved towards him the other day (she's likely referring to when she had her little moment before leaving him at the inn to travel back by herself). Yun Lang responds that since they have an engagement anyway, then he should take responsibility for her. This goes back to the conversation he had with his aunt just before this moment where the aunt pointed out how his actions (of traveling with Dan Sha by themselves) looks to others. You're right that traveling together doesn't necessarily mean anything else, and to answer your question, no, I don't think they ever slept together, but the whole point is not what they did, but how their actions may be perceived by others. That's why even though nothing happened, Yun Lang is saying he'll take responsibility for her. This is how it was back then and for other cultures as well. If you read books that take place in the Regency times of England, for example, you'll notice how men and women can never be together by themselves even if it's just to walk in the park -- the woman must always take her maid with her. And it was also the custom then that should a man and a woman find themselves together with no one else around, and it becomes publicly known, the honorable thing for the man to do is offer for the woman. Honestly, those were different times back then and I think that's how we have to look at scenes/conversations - with the lens of those times versus our modern lens. So, this may be an unpopular belief, but with respect to BQ/CY, I know there's a lot of speculation as to whether they've done the deed - both the first time he came to visit her when she was at Zhu Manor or currently, and although I haven't wanted to weigh in on that question before, I'll say it now: No. I don't think so. Especially for that time period, a woman's chastity was something to be closely guarded and I think both of them would be well aware of that. CY's too much of a gentleman and BQ's too much of a lady, but that doesn't mean that they can't be intimate through their affections for each other -- and there is something to be said for the purity and sweetness of that. Just my two cents.
  3. Happy BQ Day, my friends!!!! Goals for today: Finish work as quickly as possible and then GO HOME. Actually, I'm fairly certain that as I have a full day of meetings ahead of me today that by the time I'm done, even if I wanted to stay late, I wouldn't have the mental energy for it. So I will definitely be going home on time today to watch and recap - woot! Haha.
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    I know. The manner in which he responded to her love confession was particularly harsh, I thought. Because in that few seconds pause in between when he first says he'll accept her love confession and then adds, "Is that what you thought I'd say?", she honestly thought all her dreams were coming true. Can you imagine what it would've been like to be her? Your heart already pounding from nervousness and then ready to burst from excitement... and then to killed in the next second. It's just so cruel. But that style of delivery seems to be his method of operation, as he'll do something similar again later. Definitely the movie shows us how he changes over time, though. I just realized I forgot one important detail from the 100 scoreboard incident. But before I get to that, I want to clarify in case it wasn't clear from my recap - although the movie doesn't say so, it seemed clear to me that the only reason XQ's results were ultimately recognized was because he intervened on her behalf, which is why he appeared alongside the school administrators and why he nodded ever so subtly at her when she looked at him questioningly. What I left out, however, is that the entire time he's standing there, he's got his usual stone cold sober game face on. After he turns and walks away though, when nobody is looking, he smiles. I can't believe I forgot that! Also, I just went back and read my account of the track and field event, and I also wanted to clarify (in case I didn't do a good enough of a job to express it), ZS was definitely jealous of A Jin during that event. That's why he threw his clothes at her. It was like he was confirming the picture's authenticity and marking her as his own. Going back to the point about how he changes, though, a lot of that will be explained at the end of the movie - it's like they took a page from "A Love So Beautiful" in that regard. So, that video that you included, that scene is actually from the end of the movie. We don't see it at the time. +2
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    As you've no doubt gotten a sense of already, the movie chose to highlight certain key events from the story to condense it into its allotted two hours. I found the pacing okay and most importantly, the key events were woven together in such a way that the story made sense. I never felt like I needed to rely on my background knowledge to fill in the contextual gaps to be able to understand what was going on, and that's important. Obviously, they're still cutting a lot of things out. For example, all the stuff that happened with the tennis club is distilled to just that one scene of them on the tennis courts. There's also no development of the side characters, or of their relationships with those side characters. For example, as you've already read about, when she first moves in with the Jiang family, Yu Shu is incredibly rude to her and calls her stupid. But as you'll later read about, when she moves out, he'll cry and shake her hand. We never get to see that transition in their relationship where Yu Shu goes from despising her to liking her. Of course, this is all to be expected with the time constraint, so this isn't a complaint but rather of a matter-of-fact observation. In the next recap that I will share (which I'm working on currently), you'll see how the movie provides a fresh twist on events from the manga/drama. For example, instead of working part time at a cafe, ZS will be a veterinarian's assistant. It's actually kind of fun because even though the events are told in a different way, they're still recognizable, so when it happens you'll think to yourself, "Ah! This is supposed to be that moment." +2
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    For @kokodus, @lynne22, @mouse007, and @phikyl and anyone who's interested in "Fall in Love at First Kiss," the movie version of "It Started with a Kiss," here's the second chunk of the recap. I forgot to mention with the first post that the difference between recapping a drama and a movie is that I can't go back and rewatch scenes as I recap. This means I'm working entirely off my memory, so I readily admit to having forgotten little details here and there. Accuracy also matters to me, so it does bug me that I can't recount the important dialogues with certainty, but I've tried my best to instead give you a sense for is going on at various points in time. Bear with me! "Fall in Love at First Kiss" Recap, Part 2 Recap links: Part 1 592
  8. My mom says the same thing (as what you said under the spoiler cut).
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    There are probably going to have be more than 2 parts to the recap... I haven't even reached halfway point yet with the first post. I think you mentioned recently being from Canada? I'm in the US. And yes! That is sooooooo true. Definitely a drama truth! 592
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    @kokodus, @lynne22, @mouse007, and anyone who's interested in "Fall in Love at First Kiss," the movie version of "It Started with a Kiss," here's the first chunk of the recap. I've decided to post as I go because even if I don't, it's going to end up being one ridiculously long post. (It's a two hour movie, after all!) Have to take a break for now but hope to work on the recap again later today. Also, I looked for a movie specific thread but didn't find one. If I overlooked it, let me know and I'll move this over there. Otherwise, I'll just keep sharing them here. "Fall in Love at First Kiss" Recap, Part 1 592
  11. That is correct. This week's schedule should be: Tuesday: 38 & 39 (VIP), 34 & 35 (regular) Wednesday: 40 & 41 (VIP), 36 & 37 (regular) Thursday: 42 & 43 (VIP), 38 & 39 (regular) No idea about preview schedule though. I just stalk the drama tag on Instagram and search for most recent videos.
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    Truer words were never spoken.... same thing with drama endings, we want to know how things end, but we don't want the experience to be over. What other drama truths can we think of? +2
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    @lynne22, I'm torn . . . Monday is a holiday here, so I'd like for time to not move too quickly, but only if time moves quickly can Tuesday come and although that returns me to work, it also brings me two new episodes of IWNLYG. 558
  14. @mouse007, we will be the support group for your "poor heart" and help hold it up! After all, I'm pretty sure I'm going to need help with mine too . . . I appreciate the camaraderie! We'll be here keeping you company as well!!
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    Hahahaha, yeah... I think it was @angelangie who posted that in the thread yesterday. He cracks me up, and I love how he surreptitiously finger points to her first before starting his act. Chen Yu . . . he makes me have heart eyes! P.S. Starting on the movie recap for you guys, but may have to finish it tomorrow. 572
  16. The calendar schedule shows that it's 51 episodes, and the drama's Baidu and Chinese Wikipedia pages reflect the same. ETA: Guys, I think I may get to work from home on Wednesday. Is it sad that the reason this excites me the most is that I'll definitely be able to start watching earlier that evening since I won't have to commute home? And if I'm really lucky, I'll even be able to watch an ep (or parts of one) over lunch!! LOLOLOL. (I'm not at all pathetic....just pathetically obsessed! )
  17. @40somethingahjumma, I saw those last week or so (but as they were for eps that were still far off in the future, I didn't want to put too much thought into them at the time ). I assume there will be a reason for everything that's happening in those scenes, but having them in the back of my head was also another reason why I said the other day that I don't think we've touched the surface of who DFS really is. My mother and I have been speculating over whether there is some royalty in him as well because of these scenes.
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    Well... consider the market. It's popular in Asia. But, in the US, unless you're into Asian dramas, pop culture, etc., why would you know about ISWAK - the manga or its many adaptations? At least for my area, I know they try and show the movie in the theaters that are located in densely Asian populated areas, which is why I had to travel beyond my local theaters to watch it, but I'm not sure how much marketing the movie production does to draw in viewers. I would not have known to look for it if hadn't seen the online forum chatter this past week that it was having a limited release on February 14, but notice: that was me seeking it out, and not the other way around. Sometimes for Korean movies, the production companies will push ads on FB so I'll at least know about them via that method but the Chinese movies never seem to do that. Also, I went to a matinee show and I don't know if that played into the lack of a crowd. I'd like to think that more people are going at other times, but I don't know. This is why I like to go and support these foreign movies whenever I'm interested and can, though, because I don't want them to stop bring them to my area just because they think people aren't interested. It was kind of nice having a theater all to myself though . @lynne22 will appreciate (and get this), but midway through the movie I had the sudden realization that if I had a Little Uncle Ji next to me, I'd be living out my own "Healing Sunshine." As for the movie itself, which I know you, Lynne, and @mouse007 wanted to know about, it was cute. Definitely ISWAK on speed, which was to be expected given that it was confined to 2 hours, but I thought they did a good job when selecting which scenes to incorporate to get the point of the story across. They also included new things, which made it fresh and interesting. Certainly, it was better than the "Miss in Kiss" remake version, which @phikyl and I nearly died trying to get through. Haha. One thing that stood out to me though was this was probably the meanest Zhi Shu I have ever met. I feel like the other Zhi Shu's have been mostly dismissive with the occasional caustic comment, but I don't know if it's because the story was truncated or what, but at one point I just thought to myself, "I do not know why you like him, girl." But they tied the story up in such a way that it all worked out and made sense, and that's all that mattered. If you guys want a full recap of the movie, I could be persuaded with enough bribes, but first I have to eat dinner and watch my weekly dose of "Running Man." 580
  19. @taeunfighting, you're absolutely right. Bai Jian Fei is CY's other friend. I think I've mentioned before that I can never remember his friends' names, so I was totally drawing a blank earlier but now that you mention the connection, it clicked. @chisaholly, if he does that, it can hardly be a surprise. I've pretty much been expecting it ever since CY warned Yuan Chong about telling Jian Fei too much and explained why he didn't want to get Jian Fei to be involved. That was a totally foreshadowing conversation. it just sucks because they're childhood friends. Sigh.
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    The problem was while they had the name on the outside billboard, it wasn’t listed as an option on the screen behind the ticket agent, so I had to go from memory recall. The only thing I knew with certainty was the movie time, and Kiss. Haha. I didnt buy tix in advance bc I didn’t want to have to pay a fee when I knew it wouldn’t be sold out... now that I’m here, there’s one minute to go and I’m the only one in the theater! +2
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    At the theater, about to watch Fall In Love at First Kiss. For a second though, as I stood in line for tix, I realized I couldn’t remember what it was called. I just keep thinking of it as the It Started with a Kiss movie. Haha. I’ve double checked the name online against my ticket multiple times since, because of course there are no movie posters to provide reassurance, +2
  22. Haha, I know, right? Drama endings can be so bittersweet -- on the one hand, I like finally getting to know how everything will turn out. And when I'm as obsessed with a drama as I am with this one, I agree, it's definitely nice to have one's life back. (Tuesdays through Thursdays are total goners for me right now.) But on the other hand, I love being able to spend time each week with all the characters in this drama (and especially the OTP), and the obsession and the crazy is all part of the fun so I'll miss that as well! Sigh, what's a drama watcher to do? Hee hee. I'll definitely be rewatching (at least some parts) with subtitles when all is over. Right now though, no patience to wait for subs!
  23. New spoilers for this week. Looks like we're in for another exciting week, my friends!!! Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_zkYAHJM/ Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-_8J0gipT/
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    I’m the picture of innocence! And that’s actually true about the lack of water. They were in the desert, after all... +2
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