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  1. Awesome piece of fanart The suit JW wore to his interview Kim Hee Sun and JW's autographs - Um, is it just me, or do they coincidentally have really similar styles? And I'm also here to complete my take on the Musical Theatre Challenge - so here goes! 1. "Maria" from West Side Story Unlike with the girls, guys falling in love at first sight (or close to it) do seem to be a thing in JW's dramas , which means that I have a number of options to choose from. If I were to include the complex community dynamics and the way Tony puts Maria
  2. Maybe . I know some shows and characters have been repeated over time (as they were for the girls, too, in all honesty), but my memory is fuzzy on specific songs at this rate If so, then my apologies for the mix-up. Still, if nothing else, I think any repeats would have been from prior to when we watched Alice (at least in its entirety), which means that answers could still be different afterwards. Like, it'd be hard to assess Park Jin Gyeom to the level of depth you just did going solely by previews I also want to point out that this round was harder for me to put t
  3. And here I am with the guys round of my latest Musical Theatre Challenge. Will this one be as challenging as the girls? That's...hard to say (since it's all pretty subjective), but please feel free to let me know what you think. Okay, this may have wound up more angsty than the girls' version... But that seems to be a running theme in the whole "power ballad" concept
  4. All three Sams sing "Unchained Melody" from Ghost: I love how you could tell it's the same character throughout, but each actor puts his own spin on it. I love Jin Wook's (i.e. Maknae Sam) little "Whoo!" - it's so cutely boyish and a perfect fit for a younger interpretation of the character. As for JW, his overall delivery isn't much different from the 2013 version (clip below), but I do think his performance is a bit more nuanced this time around. It's like his 2013 Sam was a young guy new to romance, whereas his 2020 Sam is someone who's been at it fo
  5. And here I am with my own responses to the Musical Theatre Challenge. Like @kireeti2, I found myself having to stretch the prompts in certain ways in order to make my answers work, as most of the situations here don't really have direct matches in any of JW's dramas (which does say a lot about what other stories can still be told in future projects ). I'll do my best to explain my thought process in those instances, but if anything's confusing, please feel free to ask/disagree/whatever. 1. "In My Own Little Corner" from Cinderella This is the one where I'm
  6. Not to mention that she's pretty much the epitome of the "simple girl" meme that shows up all the time on YouTube (i.e. "I'm a simple girl. I see [insert bias name here], I click.") For me, I think it did end up getting personal for Shunji: he already hated Gaksital to begin with (because Gaksital killed his brother), but when he found out that that was Kang To...yikes. In addition to the politics they were dealing with at the time, Shunji seemed to take it as a personal betrayal, and that just made him even angrier. Oh, yeah - I though
  7. lol - That's because it's a snippet from an earlier fic in the series, when Yoo Jin was still relatively new to being Nae Il's boyfriend (i.e. nowhere near actually proposing yet). But yes, he does always end up a bit awkward because of how direct he is when he tries to surprise her So it's a good thing that Nae Il's easily pleased. Yeah. I actually changed my planning process a bit this time, where I just picked songs from musicals that were good character moments in and of themselves. So there aren't as many easy fits with the K-drama characters this time around, and
  8. So, I know that things have been quieter here than usual - although I do feel like we're on the cusp of things picking up once December comes around and the awards season really starts in earnest. JW's got the recent interview and magazine feature (both of which are awesome), but other than that, it's mostly just Ghost until either 1) it finishes its run next year (which we want ); or 2) it ends up closing early because COVID-19 finally manages to get out of whack in Korea (which none of us want ). So I've been taking advantage of this lull to get some fic-writing done (finally!),
  9. Tons of new pics from JW's recent interview (again, with the whole flurry of posts by different fans, forgive any repeats or missed shots): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Post-Alice interview by Kwak Si Yang Part 1 Part 2
  10. Extra-special goodie today: the video feature of JW's DAZED pictorial! I think my favourite looks on him are the final one with the light-coloured trench coat and brown sweater, as well as both of the ones with white sweaters
  11. Comparing the 2013 and 2020 versions of "Three Little Words" from Ghost New profile pic - It's from this page in a database of Korean musical theatre actors @flutterby06 And I finally got around to watching the translated VLive broadcast - thanks to everyone who helped with putting that together!
  12. Oh, if I were to rank the boys on "Best Dressed", it'd be Cha Yoo Jin, hands-down for me as well But the ranking in that list is based on how much I thought each character cared about fashion/appearance/etc., and I just don't see Yoo Jin like that. I mean, some viewers would - and they definitely have good reason to - but I just don't. But, yes, the clothes that JW wore during Nae Il's Cantabile, like, really suited both the character and how he himself looked at the time. For example, JW as Yoo Jin could pull off a more "slim fit" shirt compared to how he's built in subsequent ro
  13. Haven't had the time to sit down and watch the V Live broadcast yet, but since you guys are sharing stories.... Generally, I think JW and his team do a great job figuring out a "look" that works for each of his characters, so I've never had reason to complain or go, "Um, what the heck is he wearing?" or anything like that. I remember writing up a longform post about this months ago while we were waiting for Alice news and I was scrambling to keep the content flow going - obviously, it doesn't include Alice, but if anyone wants me to do a similar blurb on Park Jin Gyeom's
  14. I don't remember if I saw the actual photos, but I do remember seeing footage of JW taking the pictures...which, as of right now, I haven't been able to track down again All I know is that it was one of the many little snippets from the Japanese behind-the-scenes feature that fans posted on YouTube several years ago; I seem to recall it being at some point while filming this scene, but I can be wrong. In the meantime, while trying (and failing) to find that clip, I did come across some other behind-the-scenes footage from Nae Il's Cantabile:
  15. Tons of new updates today! Photos from JW's upcoming feature in DAZED Behind the scenes from said photo shoot - Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 (Long story short: he's got a very excited staff ) JW's own newest Instagram update - His message is, as always at this time of year, a reminder for fans to dress warmly A compilation of comeback dramas - Which ones have you seen so far? The hat JW wore at the Alice reunion [EDIT] It seems like @flutterby06 and I were sharing some of the new pics simultaneously So there's
  16. Not just a "strong contender" - Cha Yoo Jin's practically the poster child But I also wound up thinking of Hwang Tae Hui as a "prickly on the outside, soft on the inside" sort of person lol - He is a good photographer I'm reminded now of the discussion about his Instagram page on Radio Star, where he started off with more artsy pictures and people thought his captions were boring I also know he took a ton of candid photos of Shim Eun Kyung during Nae Il's Cantabile filming, but can't find any examples to share right off the top of my head.
  17. JW, the photographer - Yep, now we have pictures of Kim Hee Sun that he took from that big Alice reunion Prickly - but soft inside - guys from K-dramas - Shoutout to Park Jin Gyeom here, although I think that there are several characters from JW's dramas who match that description.
  18. She was still close to her mother, though - to the extent of taking her mom's side while all this was going on (albeit with a limited child's understanding, but part of her hostility towards her stepmother comes from that loyalty). JW meeting with friends(?) who saw Ghost - At least I think they're his real-life friends, since another post from this same account calls him "Junwon-ie hyung", and the post-er and JW end up chatting in the comments Another pic from the same day, this time shared by someone in his staff Tiny little behind-the-scenes snippet fr
  19. Same, actually - I think he would have had one hectic schedule growing up, since he would simultaneously want to keep his grades up (so he could get into med school to become a doctor) and work to support his family. It's a lot for a kid to handle - and my research for fic-writing reveals that there are strict laws against child labour in Korea (i.e. even teenagers need written permission from their parents, and I'm not sure his mom would allow it) - but he does manage somehow And now, for my own takes! 1. The JW drama guy who constantly changed his mind about what he
  20. Duly noted - I'll keep that in mind and change future formatting accordingly. This does tell me something of your thought process in putting your answers together as well, which now seems to be different from mine. To be honest, I actually really liked your picks for those prompts, even if they weren't exactly what I asked for. So no hard feelings That's a good point Actually, when it came time for me to think about this prompt, I was surprised to find that for the most part, the characters' moms would be far more likely to freak out than
  21. Well, you pulled off 11 without even thinking about it the first time around Which you walked right into this time - twice In all seriousness, though: I put rules like that as a general reminder, and not in response to any one person's responses. Like, if you look back at previous Scattergories challenges, I literally put something along the lines of "read the prompts carefully to make sure if I'm asking about the guys or girls" more often than not. (I'll do a more proper set of reactions/responses to your answers later - you know, in case you wa
  22. Okay, then - that makes sense Yeah, the older guys did win that round. But I also remember them being completely lost during the relay cooking challenge, so it sort of wound up being Si Kyung and JW doing the whole thing. So in thinking about that...yeah, I agree with you that it's not so much a difference in terms of knowledge as it was the whole psychological aspect of it: like, all the guys knew something, but the older ones tended to feel more awkward about it than the younger ones. For example, there was one time where JW and Uhm Tae Woong wound up be
  23. I don't know, actually - I was hoping that someone who reposted the pic would end up tagging everyone, but the best I've found so far is this Korean article on the subject. I...can't read Korean much (I just try to sound things out and match what I hear with the handful of words/phrases I do know), but about halfway through the article, I did manage to make out some names: JW, Kwak Si Yang, Lee Da In, and Choi Won Young. But that only accounts for five people in the shot, and there are six. My guess for the time being (meaning: I could be wrong, and if I am, please say so) is that
  24. I see. Mind you, the more typical trope in lighter K-dramas is for the guy to be really put together and self-sufficient and the girl to be something of a hot mess I think that, for Gyun Woo, it would be a case of becoming a leader due to charisma or a general take-charge personality. He does lack key social and interpersonal skills, as you pointed out, but depending on what age we're imagining (and what assumptions we make about kids at that age), it's possible that he and his peers aren't thinking quite so deeply yet So, if we go with the preteen to early t
  25. Reactions first, then my own responses I don't remember if the drama mentioned her having a dog, but even if it didn't, it's not impossible lol - And now you're reminding me of the way Lee Sang Chul (the security guard who befriends Tae Hyun) secretly lets the neighbour's dog "trespass" into the yard just so he could play with it before chasing it back off again I personally envisioned ranking first academically, but I also didn't specify. As you said, different characters might excel in different fields, so anything's po
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