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[Drama 2018-2019] Memories of the Alhambra | Recuerdos de la Alhambra 알함브라 궁전의 추억

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here's something to lighten up your mood :joy: idol wannabe Minjoo & a displeased Jinwoo. 

JW: The owner of the hostel must be your mom

MJ: She's obviously my sister

JW: I see. Don't tell her, ok? :lol::lol::lol:

 

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5 hours ago, stevii said:

I really love your blog expecially the ones about MOTA because you are one of the people who don't question the logic of the game because i really get how the game works. i dont understand how Jinwoo is a bug but you have already kindly explain it in your blog, and i find it plausible. the only incosistency i get is when Sec Seo is getting murdered, Jinwoo is still on the train that takes him away from Granada, he got a message that he's away from the game server (which is in Granada), also the message thar Prof Cha gets when he ran away from Seoul after being Jinwoo's ally, he's away from the game server in Seoul. No NPC can get to them if they are out of the town. But JW also said that he still can see Cha Junior even in the US. from the story line, i didnt think US has been included in the game server, because the game is developed only for Granada and Seoul. So why can JW still see junior Cha? maybe the server region only works for the game NPC (meaning the soldiers and the terrorists)? That i think, is one inconsistency that i still hasnt get, maybe you have an explanation for that? sorry if you have written this somewhere in your blog, i might miss it. :D

 

BTW W is so good, except for the ending. hahaha atleast in my opinion. 

 

Yes, I already explained that, too, but I guess I wasn’t explicit enough.:lol:

 

JW is a BUG. The moment he killed HyunSuk, he created an ERROR in the software and his user Zinu became a BUG. Think of Zinu as a virus, infecting/corrupting his allies with the same virus.   

 

And yes, NPC HyunSuk haunted Jinwoo daily but the show didn’t show viewers NPC HS’s daily appearance because that would be tedious. More tiresome than the flashbacks. Ha!   

 

Jinwoo said it himself in Episode 7 at 42:15. I’d take a screenshot of it if I had time. You remembered that scene well.

 

He was talking to Park who lecturing him about the way he drank and popped pills. JW answered, “I’m trying hard to restore balance to my life. Imagine being in a battlefield every day. I see blood, get stabbed, kill others, and worry about dying.  Try doing that for 365 days. You’d be popping pills, too.” Park protested, “You said the vision had stopped.” And he replied, “No I still see him every day. I couldn’t tell Professor Cha that I see his son covered in blood every day.”


Every single day. Everywhere he goes.  :crazy::ph34r:

 

Again, the director didn’t show us their meetings because it was a given that JW shot NPC HS every single day, too. What's the fun of showing us THAT? The director only reminded us once in a while, for instance in Episode 12, when NPC HS showed up in HeeJoo’s workshop. JW shot him, of course.

 

Now, JW wanted Prof Cha as far away from Seoul as possible because he (Jinwoo) was staying in Seoul to fight the NPCs. Mind you, he wanted the distance NOT FOR HIMSELF but for Prof Cha’s sake.

 

There were two reasons.

 

One, when Prof Cha was in the Seoul, he was within the range of the servers and the NPCs would attack HIM. Jinwoo obviously couldn’t protect Prof Cha and level up at the same time. 

 

Look: That’s why Sec Seo got killed in Granada when he was ambushed by a swarm of NPCs. Jinwoo went “out of bounds” so his terrorist NPCs disappeared. But Sec Seo remained in Granada so of course, the game didn’t end for him. Sec Seo couldn’t log out even when he wanted to log out nor could he quit the game by removing his AR lenses because there was no stopping the onslaught of NPCs unless the servers were turned off.

 

JW learned this valuable lesson from Sec Seo’s death. Hence, he ordered Prof Cha to get out of Seoul and out of range of the servers so the NPCs wouldn’t attack him. 

 

Two, whenever Prof Cha was with him, Prof Cha would be in danger from NPC Hyunsuk, too.

 

NPC Hyunsuk was different from all the other NPCs. For one, the servers didn’t matter with him. Whether they’re on or off, he still existed. For another (and people MUST understand this by now), NPC Hyunsuk was only AFTER Jinwoo. He showed up for Jinwoo, not for anybody else. He was Jinwoo’s albatross. His ball and chain. His shadow. His soul, if you want. And he appeared daily to Jinwoo. 

 

NPC Hyunsuk wasn't really going after Sec Seo or for Prof Cha. He didn't haunt them. If you noticed at the train stations in Barcelona and Granada, NPC Hyunsuk surfaced where Jinwoo was located, not at Sec Seo’s side.

 

Jinwoo was NPC Hyunsuk's primary target, but if he had allies with him, NPC  Hyunsuk will go after them as well. 

 

To sum it up then: Jinwoo wanted Prof Cha out of Seoul to put distance between them. He couldn’t predict when NPC HyunSuk would show up at his side. While turning off the servers could stop most NPCs, the servers could NOT stop NPC HyunSuk from reappearing. If Prof Cha was with Jinwoo, he was a sitting duck.  
 

So there you go. Again, I don't see any inconsistencies in the game.  :)

 

But as I said in one of the comments on my blog, do not be stuck with these small details. Go for the BIG PICTURE that the writer and director want us to see. There’s a postscript shown in the final credits. “Trust is the magic that changes the world, not the technology.” When you focus too much on the “technology” or the MECHANICS of the show and the logic of the GAME, you lose the real meaning of the kdrama. Go beyond this. :D

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I think i have to put this in spoiler for those who haven't got the courage to watch the ending :tounge_xd:

 
Spoiler

 

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I have an embarrassing remark to make about a scene near the beginning of the drama.
There is a weapons store and a shooting gallery in an antique store.
What an absurd idea for the game designer to have put this here.
The poor merchant will be robbed several times a night all year round?!!

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Wow, what a nice ep. 17:w00t:      

It started with another flashback of bathroom scene in the ep 16.

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Cr: Dramabeans - MOA

 

(That scene was so funny, all other players in good manners, patiently in the line waiting to get their first sword. :lol:)

 

I'm imagining the players discussing on how to get the swords (and they spill the secret among new players behind them). 

I bet the key to get the sword is not by pulling the towel handle on the wall (just like JW did) - forget it, we don't use towel at public washroom. So more likely they have to flush the toilet at least twice, then the sword coming from the attic.

 

                                                              (Just Kidding....it's all in my dream!!)

 

Wew...first weekend without JinWoo, hope he's doing okay.

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13 hours ago, packmule3 said:

 

But as I said in one of the comments on my blog, do not be stuck with these small details. Go for the BIG PICTURE that the writer and director want us to see. There’s a postscript shown in the final credits. “Trust is the magic that changes the world, not the technology.” When you focus too much on the “technology” or the MECHANICS of the show and the logic of the GAME, you lose the real meaning of the kdrama. Go beyond this. :D

OMG THANKYOU for giving me such a long and comprehensive reply ! and really loved this quote btw. This quote doesnt apply only for MOTA but actually for kdramas we watch. 

 

nice knowing you and your blog see you in another forum! :grin:

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5 hours ago, scarletashin said:

Finally someone knew it! Yeah

Thanks!! I'm searching for that bgm too!!!:cookie:

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5 hours ago, scarletashin said:

Dear @Kasmic I found it! 

Finally someone knew it! Yeah. I'm going to search another one, Little Prince female version. Yayyyy

thanks for sharing. i love this bgm too :love:

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MoA's cinematic beauty

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cr: tvN / owner

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It seems that the drama is over for good, and the comings and goings are decreasing on this forum.

So, before it's too late, I have something to say.

 

This is the first time I have been involved in following a drama as the episodes are published in this way.
It was really a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
I felt the warmth and friendship of all the drama enthusiasts, and there were many fun moments.
So, thank you all, I am delighted to have met you here.


Unfortunately, I don't have any more dramas in sight to start this again soon, and all my time is spent writing.
I hope, however, that the opportunity will present itself before the next Song Jae-Jung drama.
And at worst, I hope to see you all again on this occasion, in one or two years' time.

 

:tears:......:cry:......:dissapointed_relieved:......:bawling:

 

 

EDIT: I know that there are people who want to see "W" soon. If they want to share their feelings on the subject of the forum dedicated to "W", I will gladly go with them on this forum.

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@wenchanteur it was nice interacting with you and all of our friends in these thread sharing everything and good memories about epic MoA, writer Song Jajejung & W. Well appreciated all your inputs  :thumbsup: See you around and wishing you well on your W: Two Worlds season 2. ;) Until we meet again with another fantastic SJJ material. 

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22 hours ago, rori0711 said:

 

where are our recappers @Kasmic @katakwasabi @ktcjdrama , the show's latest episode started already :tounge_xd: 

You tease! For a second there I really thought I missed some kind of announcement and there is a new episode! 

 

I haven't been hanging around soompi these few days. Had to sit for an exam yesterday and was busy preparing for it, then had to entertain some out-of-town guests. Only saw your tag just now...

 

I actually haven't watched ep.16 with subs due to time constraints. Will do that soon. 

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@ned_lee Yes we can change our profile pic to whatever we want now. I cant believe its only been a week since MOA ended. Withdrawal symptoms is so hard .... I miss the casts so much. 

@rori0711 if only there were more eps Im sure we would gladly recap some more. Loved how you accidentally stirred some members here thinking there were some special eps :joy:

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Wow this scene here was when JW first fought the Nasrid Knight to level up right? so there is no actual knight statue there. The CGI editing team replaced it. COOL!  :w00t: 

 

@scarletashin wow glad you found the BGM. Naw we have such generous fans willing to share. Im still looking for the Little Prince female version too. I wonder if it will be in the original artists solo album. I even tried the instrumental version but still no luck... Please tag me again if you see it. Thank you again :D

 

@yuhotarubi I asked my sister if she finished watching MOA... 

Her: Loudly groans

Me: bursts out in laughter knowing that her answer is a yes

Her: bloody hell what was that. He went thru so much to only get lost himself. 

Me: still laughing, yes its now Finding JinWoo! but if you believe then his there. Apparently the drama is all about believing. 

Her: I subscribed to netflix to see that.... argh! i feel cheated. 

Im still laughing and we def need a drink tonight. 

 

@wenchanteur Goodluck with your writing. As always I loved reading your post. I have yet to watch W, the faceless Prof Cha scared me so I couldnt continue it. Maybe I should brave myself and try again lol! 

 

I guess its a "see you again" in another thread... and Im most certain we would. 

Some memories are worth saving

 

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37 minutes ago, rori0711 said:

@wenchanteur it was nice interacting with you and all of our friends in these thread sharing everything and good memories about epic MoA, writer Song Jajejung & W. Well appreciated all your inputs  :thumbsup: See you around and wishing you well on your W: Two Worlds season 2. ;) Until we meet again with another fantastic SJJ material. 

 

You know what? I'm writing one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the drama actualy.
I am led to feel all the emotions that flow from it, to better live it and better transcribe it.
Which means I'm really crying right now....

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Some more beautiful gifs worth remembering :heart:

 

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and holding onto

 

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cr. GJWJ

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, wenchanteur said:

 

You know what? I'm writing one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the drama actualy.
I am led to feel all the emotions that flow from it, to better live it and better transcribe it.
Which means I'm really crying right now....

:bawling:

Let it out...We all need a good cry sometimes. Just like how i cried for Jinwoo x Heejoo. They meant a lot to me.

 

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ctto

 

@Kasmic I'm thankful for our gifted artist who blessed us with MoA goodies. So much creativity and passion had been poured in all these beautiful gifs, fanarts, fanvids, etc. How do we contain the brilliance of MoA in all them is still a mystery. btw, i read somewhere that plaza was located in Slovenia.

 

@ktcjdrama missing you & your recaps dear... have i disturb your rest? hahaha

 

here' another warfreak reaction on MoA's ending. I bet @Kasmic can relate hehehe

cr: as tagged

 

Memories of the Alhambra Ending Explanation

ITS A CLEAR CUT HAPPY ENDING. WHY?

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I know that  many people are really dissatisfied with this drama’s ending. I personally thought the writer trying to be creative with her ending but kind of backfired as many people got confuse with the game concepts and thought that the bug cycle was repeating themselves over and over again now that Jin Woo is still stuck in the game. 

On the surface, the drama ended with a bittersweet note with a glimmer of hope at the end. However, after a second viewing, I have to admit that it is after all a clear cut happy ending. I realised many small details that the writer gave to us – that it was clear that despite the ending is ambiguous, the writer aimed for a happy end to both of our main leads. First of all, lets clear the confusion regarding the concept of the game world. 

1. At first, I thought that Emma, while one of her features is to delete bugs, is a bug itself as she’s the reason why the game world and the reality world collide when Marco stabbed Se Joo with real knife. I mean, if she’s not there, the whole mess of the game become real wouldn’t happen as Se Joo will just bleed after the stab and probably recover after he go to the hospital. Jin Woo wouldn’t be in that mess and the only one suffers is only Se Joo with the stab wounds on his stomach.  

2. Marco is Se Joo’s bug thus he do not need to be deleted for Jin Woo to reset the game. Bear in mind that Se Joo is the one who create this game and he set the rules. Among the rules are those who gave Fatima the Key to Heaven will win the game and become the new Master. And he also put one of Emma’ s features is to delete bugs and once bugs are deleted, the game will reset. And that is exactly what Jin Woo did; level up, get the key, kill the bugs and hand over the key to Emma and Emma reset the game. 

3. Jin Woo made sure he killed all of the bugs and also sacrificing himself in the process to end the game’s sinister elements. Since he already do this and reset the game to zero, there are no more evil cycle of one has to sacrifice themselves to save the others. Once Emma reset everything, it is a new game without bugs/errors/glitch. J One lost all the data and build the game back from scratch that is why it took them another 1 year to release the new game as they have to rebuild everything. The good thing about the whole thing is that is game is finally safe to be played unlike Se Joo’s original game which mix game world and the real world. The writer made it clear that the evil part of the game was buried once and for all when Jin Woo sacrificing himself at the end. 

4. It was obvious that Yang Ju finally delete Emma from the new game when we hear that he regretted of keeping Emma where Emma in the end reset the whole game and delete all their hard work for the past 1 year. So no Emma, no more glitch in the game. There is no more Emma so the features of her to delete bugs and reset back the game is no longer there as well.  

5.  Regarding whether Hee Joo can see Jin Woo or not, she can see him as she is wearing lenses. All game users can see Jin Woo if he made an appearance that is why the guy at the restaurant insisted that Jin Woo is not NPC but an advanced user. ‘Instant Dungeon’ is to make one become invisible from the enemies and hide themselves. Se Joo did hide himself for 1 year as Marco is there to hunt him so he keep using the instant dungeon feature to remain safe. Jin Woo in the other hand just use the feature to save himself from getting deleted by Emma. So if he didnt use the instant dungeon feature, other game users can see him. The problem is getting him out of the game and I believe that is Se Joo task to do that.  

And now the for ending, the writer purposely tell us about the 'Instant Dungeon’ and how a user can use it to hide themselves. And later at the end, it is shown that Jin Woo after all did use that feature to save himself. But why is he helping in killing low-level NPCs for other game users just days after the game was released? It is not actually a 'Master’ task to do that and he knew the game is now free from bugs and no one is getting killed for real. But he did it anyway. Why? He did that as a call of help to alert everyone that he is after all still alive but somehow still stuck in the game. He clearly let them know that he is still alive by helping the other game users. Now that Hee Joo knew that he is alive and hidden, it is only a matter of time for him to be saved just like how he saved Se Joo the year earlier. So, technically, it is only a matter of time before he can get his happy ending. 

I am pretty much disappointed with the ending but upon second viewing, it wasn’t really that bad like I initially felt. The writer for surely aimed for a happy end, it just that, its not in-your-face type of ending like other dramas.

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