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    Hwayugi Funny, Firey, Fill-In-the-Blanks, Finale Round 4 Results! :heart:

    Many, many thanks to everyone who participated in the Fill in the Blanks game and to those how encouraged me and the participants!:wub: 

    The theme this time is what this drama could have been about. :blink:

     

    @rocat:

    Episode 1 Text Preview
    At the blindfold of Woo Ma Wang, Sun Mi who could see magic staves since childhood, went to the Five Bananas Mountain, which only clues can enter. She was deceived by the sock of Son Oh Gong, who was strangling in the mountain, and ended up helping Son Oh Gong to flap.
     
    25 monkey onesies later, Woo Ma Wang, who blood-curdlingly contributed to Oh Gong’s flapping, is burning inside while screaming with Oh Gong whom he slaps.

    Sun Mi is making use of her special toes and running “Silly & Creepy Specialty Realty” while looking for Oh Gong who tricked her and stole.
     
    Then one day, after learning that there is a clue who was born with the kitchen of Sam Jang, which gives one incredible knives if one drinks it, Son Oh Gong and Woo Ma Wang become obsessed with swinging the Sam Jang…… …Weh??!

    Gamehost commentary:

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    @stargazer187:

    Episode 1 Text Preview
    At the penthouse of Woo Ma Wang, Sun Mi who could see wines since childhood, went to the Five Teas Mountain, which only love can enter. She was deceived by the memory of Son Oh Gong, who was remembering in the mountain, and ended up helping Son Oh Gong to sob.
     
    25 wounds later, Woo Ma Wang, who sadly contributed to Oh Gong’s sobbing, is burning inside while fighting with Oh Gong whom he wins.

    Sun Mi is making use of her special happiness and running “Horrible & Painful Specialty Realty” while looking for Oh Gong who tricked her and reunited.
     
    Then one day, after learning that there is a love who was born with the future of Sam Jang, which gives one incredible reincarnation if one drinks it, Son Oh Gong and Woo Ma Wang become obsessed with awakening the Sam Jang…… who cries, “All I want is happy ending!”

     

    Gamehost commentary: If Oh Gong and Ma Wang wanted to reincarnate themselves, what do you think they would want to be?

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    If you'd like, play the music softly in the background for full effect while reading.

     

     

    @rocat:

    OST 2 - Bumkey - When I Saw YouPegasus

    ♫ When I saw Pegasus
    ♫ I think only about griffins
    ♫ When I love Pegasus

     

    ♫ Did you miss centaurs
    ♫ Even if my basilisks change ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***
    ♫ I train griffins next, just as minotaurs are ♫

     

    ♫ Can we itch
    ♫ When I saw Pegasus

     

    ♫ Always behind of griffins
    ♫ Always behind of griffins
    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ♫ Close your unicorn

    ♫ Just seeing the Care Bear leaving ♫
    ♫ When I leave smurfs

     

    ♫ Are you with Hydra

    ♫ Even if the dragon hates us ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ♫ I will bury it in the fading Godzilla
    ♫ I'll love according to that Godzilla

     

    ♫ The expression in your unicorn

    ♫ If they can all be tumbled

     

    ♫ Can we itch

    ♫ When I saw Pegasus

     

    ♫ Always behind of griffins
    ♫ Always behind of griffins

     

    Gamehost commentary: :joy::joy::joy:

     

     

    @stargazer187: -I'm playing a prank in hopes of giving you a laugh to cheer you :wink: -

    Try reading the text with enka music playing instead.:tongue:

     

    OST NOT - Itsuki Hiroshi - When I Saw Namsan Tower

    ♫ When I saw Namsan Tower
    ♫ I think only about rings

     

    ♫ When I love, Namsan Tower
    ♫ Did you miss bracelets

     

    ♫ Even if my ice cream change, I will ♫
    ♫ If they can all be risen

     

    ♫ I throw rings next, just as candy are ♫
    ♫ I throw rings next, just as candy are ♫
    ♫ Can we tteokbeokki


    ♫ Always behind of rings, close your sword ♫ 
    ♫ Just seeing the bowl leaving ♫ 
    ♫ When I leave stone, are you with house
    ♫ Even if the valley hates us ♫

     

    ♫ I will bury it ♫ ♫ In the fading dragon
    ♫ I'll live according to that dragon

     

    ♫ I throw rings next, just as candy are ♫
    ♫ I throw rings next, just as candy are ♫
    ♫ The expression in your sword

     

    -Okay, okay. Here's the actual result if you really want to read it :phew: -

    Spoiler

    OST 2 - Bumkey - When I Saw YouNamsan Tower
    ♫ When I saw Namsan Tower
    ♫ I think only about rings
    ♫ When I love Namsan Tower

     

    ♫ Did you miss bracelet
    ♫ Even if my ice cream change ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***
    ♫ I throw rings next, just as candy are ♫

     

    ♫ Can we tteokbeokki
    ♫ When I saw Namsan Tower

     

    ♫ Always behind of rings
    ♫ Always behind of rings

    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ♫ Close your sword

     

    ♫ Just seeing the bowl leaving ♫
    ♫ When I leave stone

     

    ♫ Are you with house

     

    ♫ Even if the valley hates us ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ♫ I will bury it in the fading dragon
    ♫ I'll live according to that dragon

     

    ♫ The expression in your sword

     

    ♫ If they can all be risen

     

    ♫ Can we tteokbeokki

     

    ♫ When I saw Namsan Tower

     

    ♫ Always behind of rings
    ♫ Always behind of rings

     

    Original texts:

    Spoiler

    Episode 1 text preview

    At the request of Woo Ma Wang, Sun Mi who could see spirits since childhood, went to the Five Elements Mountain, which only humans can enter. She was deceived by the enticement of Son Oh Gong, who was imprisoned in the mountain, and ended up helping Son Oh Gong escape.
     
    25 years later, Woo Ma Wang, who inadvertently contributed to Oh Gong’s escape, is burning inside while living with Oh Gong whom he hates.

    Sun Mi is making use of her special ability and running “Haunted & Deserted Specialty Realty” while looking for Oh Gong who tricked her and disappeared.
     
    Then one day, after learning that there is a human who was born with the blood of Sam Jang, which gives one incredible power if one drinks it, Son Oh Gong and Woo Ma Wang become obsessed with finding the Sam Jang…… 
     
    Small revisions from original translation by, tryp96.

     

    OST 2 - Bumkey - When I Saw You

    ♫ When I saw you ♫
    ♫ I think only about you ♫
    ♫ When I love you ♫

     

    ♫ Did you miss me ♫
    ♫ Even if my feelings change ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    ♫ I wish you next, just as we are ♫


    ♫ Can we go back ♫
    ♫ When I saw you ♫

     

    ♫ Always behind of you ♫
    ♫ Always behind of you ♫

     

    ♫ Close your eyes ♫

     

    ♫ Just seeing the back of my head leaving ♫
    ♫ When I leave you ♫

     

    ♫ Are you with me ♫

     

    ♫ Even if the world hates us ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    ♫ I wish you next, just as we are ♫

     

    ♫ Can we go back ♫
    ♫ When I saw you ♫

     

    ♫ Always behind of you ♫
    ♫ Always behind of you ♫


    ♫ I will bury it in the fading memory ♫
    ♫ I'll live according to that memory ♫

     

    ♫ The expression in your eyes ♫

     

    ♫ If they can all be forgotten ♫

     

    ♫ Can we go back ♫

     

    ♫ When I saw you ♫

     

    ♫ Always behind of you ♫
    ♫ Always behind of you ♫

     

    Text from original translation by The Monkey Minions on VIKI.

    Like the game and want to play with your friends outside of Soompi? Here is the game ready text:

    Spoiler

    Link to the game instructions and word examples

     

    Episode 1 Text Preview
    At the noun1 of Woo Ma Wang, Sun Mi who could see noun2 since childhood, went to the Five noun3 (plural) Mountain, which only noun4 can enter. She was deceived by the noun5 of Son Oh Gong, who was verb1 in the mountain, and ended up helping Son Oh Gong verb2.
     
    25 noun6 (plural) later, Woo Ma Wang, who adjective1+ly contributed to Oh Gong’s verb2 repeats(+ing, if necessary), is burning inside while verb3+ing with Oh Gong whom he verb4.

    Sun Mi is making use of her special noun7 and running “Adjective2 & Adjective3 Specialty Realty” while looking for Oh Gong who tricked her and verb5 (past tense).
     
    Then one day, after learning that there is a noun4 repeats who was born with the noun8 of Sam Jang, which gives one incredible noun9 if one drinks it, Son Oh Gong and Woo Ma Wang become obsessed with verb6+ing the Sam Jang…… reaction phrase (optional)

     

    Word list:
    Noun1:
    Noun2:
    Noun3:
    Noun4:
    Noun5:
    Verb1:
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    Noun6:
    Adjective1:
    Verb3:
    Verb4:
    Noun7:
    Adjective2:
    Adjective3:
    Verb5:
    Noun8:
    Noun9:
    Verb6:
    Reaction phrase (optional):

     

     

    OST 2 - Bumkey - When I Saw You

    ♫ When I saw noun1
    ♫ I think only about noun2
    ♫ When I love noun1 repeats ♫

     

    ♫ Did you miss noun3
    ♫ Even if my noun4 change ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***
    ♫ I verb1 noun2 repeats next, just as noun5 are ♫

     

    ♫ Can we verb2
    ♫ When I saw noun1 repeats

     

    ♫ Always behind of noun2 repeats
    ♫ Always behind of noun2 repeats
    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ♫ Close your noun6

     

    ♫ Just seeing the noun7 leaving ♫
    ♫ When I leave noun8

     

    ♫ Are you with noun9

     

    ♫ Even if the noun10 hates us ♫
    ♫ I will ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ♫ I will bury it in the fading noun11
    ♫ I'll verb3 according to that noun11 repeats

     

    ♫ The expression in your noun6 repeats

     

    ♫ If they can all be verb4

     

    ♫ Can we verb2 repeats

     

    ♫ When I saw noun1 repeats

     

    ♫ Always behind of noun2 repeats
    ♫ Always behind of noun2 repeats

     

    Word List 2:
    Noun1:
    Noun2:
    Noun3:
    Noun4:
    Verb1:
    Noun5:
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    Noun6:
    Noun7:
    Noun8:
    Noun9:
    Noun10:
    Noun11:
    Verb3:
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    Want to read the previous rounds' results one more time? They can be found here: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3.

    It's been a ton of fun, and I hope we will play again sometime in a future drama’s thread! :D

     

    Tagging with gratitude: @Lmangla

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  2. 19 hours ago, YourHighness . said:

    Can you explain in brief what he did? I know you posted the chapter links but I clicked on it and they are long and a bit confusing since I am not well versed with the story from the books. The Monkey God in the books and the Monkey God in the show seems very different.

     

    Is it also true that in the books the monk died and Monkey God brought him back? Is that what the writer hinted at with the ending?

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    Sure! I'll post an abridged version this week. :) I read more of the ending chapters after your comment and now especially like Oh Gong's second trip into the underworld in chapter 97. :wink: Even though it wasn't the monk, the one it was, was similar to Sun Mi in goodness and being deserving.

     

    I agree that Oh Gong in JTTW is a very different character than Oh Gong in Hwayugi, but I consider their power levels to be very similar. There have been many hints of that, even though the drama wasn't able to show him at his coolest like a big budget movie would have.

     

    And, Ha! Now my count of people rising from the dead in JTTW has risen to 6. I wonder if the Hong sisters thought while reading JTTW, "It's like how zombies keep increasing, only not, because they properly return to life. Hey, you know what. Let's put in an actual zombie. We can use her for a second romance line and to make the message of loving life yet also loving others more than one's life even stronger. Ayup, let's do that."

     

    @stroppyse and @ladysaotome, too. I'm so happy to hear the posts were helpful. ^^ I'll be sure to tag you three when I post the guidebook/glossary.

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  3. 1 hour ago, stroppyse said:
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    You're welcome. Hope the scene translations are enough to tide you over until subs are out.

     

    The grandmother/peddler is a goddess. While they don't come out and specifically say it, it's inferred a number of times, including when the grandson asks Soo Bo Ri whether SB isn't just an errand boy for his grandmother to which SB responds in a defensive manner indicating that the grandmother is a higher ranked deity than SB.

     

    And, technically, between SM and OG, they did change the fates. SM insisted that OG not be the one to kill her, circumventing both the death bell and heaven's intent of having the Sam Jang's protector be the one to also kill the Sam Jang at the critical moment. I think it was good that OG not be the one to kill SM, or the guilt may have never brought him back from being shattered.

     

    And, with the open ending, OG is supposed to be able to find SM again, especially since he gave her one of his special eyes that can see through anything and everything.

     

    But, yes, heaven does rather suck.

     

    The source material for this drama, although the writers strayed really far from it, is a Buddhist/Taoist fable called Journey to the West. There are English translations of the fable, though it is really long.

     

    And, the mythology is definitely not the Christian mythology with it's tradition of monotheism plus a heaven/hell which rewards/punishes penitents and sinners. It is closer to Greek mythology or even Norse mythology with their pantheons of fallible deities of various powers and classes, not the various immortal beings and near immortal demi-gods.

     

    In terms of the translations of this drama, one of the hardest parts is to try to choose that doesn't serve as triggers for the monotheistic religious traditions, even if the words translate as such. For instance, Ma Wang which is the name Koreans use for the Devil as well as the use of Lucifer doesn't actually imply that MW is himself the fallen archangel Lucifer in the Christian tradition. In the same spirit, while Son Oh Gong is actually a deity already, albeit one who has been temporarily barred from entering heaven, Ma Wang, PK, Frosty, etc. are considered demons, but not necessarily evil or the minions of the Devil. Rather, they are immortal beings who don't really have an equivalent in the Christian tradition, and they may interact with humans, not necessarily to the benefit of the humans.

    @Zelda posted a write up of the various kinds of spirit, both evil and non-evil who are characters in this drama that was good. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of which page that was on.

     

    It's more similar to the world in Arang and the Magistrate, though that actually had more Animism and Folk Religion elements to it than JttW.

    @stroppyse -You are a hero for all you've done here!- and @anyone who wants to read them, Here are the links to the four posts I have written so far (with sections) explaining the kinds of spirits and other supernatural terms: One, Two, Three, Four. Though I am actually working on compiling and revising that information into a new post with lots of other new info on symbolism, the objects used, references to Journey to the West, and other cultural/religious/folkloric background that was used in this show. Whenever a drama has a rich folkloric or historical background, I like to study and then create a nice little guidebook/glossary with all that info bundled together. I find it makes for a richer (re)viewing experience, and makes me better able to follow and appreciate new fantasy and/or historical dramas in the future. If anyone's interested in it, I hope to have it posted here sometime in the next couple of weeks.

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    @ladysaotome If you would like to know more about the netherworld as it is portrayed in Journey to the West, then this chapter portrays Son Oh Gong's own trip into it, and these three chapters (chap10, 11, 12) follow other characters trip there and back. The reasons and rate at which characters come back to life in JTTW is rather incredible. I know of five characters so far, and I'm not near done with reading the whole story! (If you're like me and sometimes wonder at the mechanics and reasoning behind which characters in Chinese fantasy webnovels transmigrate into another body, I think JTTW chapters 11-12 were the inspiration for that.)

     

    Most Korea fantasy drama that I have seen so far stick with a more Korean folk religion/shamanism world setting, which is also highly fascinating and influenced by Taoism (and vice versa). Still, if you want a better understanding of a Taoist-esque heavenly realm in a similar style/interpretation as the glimpses we were given in Hwayugi, then I think watching the Chinese drama Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms aka Eternal Love is a good one. TMPB is not Taoist, but its heavenly realm and deity pantheon is heavily inspired by Taoism -It's like Alternate Universe Taoism-. I basically have had characters like them pictured in my head the whole time I was watching Hwayugi. (Ironically, a black dragon is one of the good protagonists in TMPB.)

     

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    I just finished watching episodes 19-20, and am still processing. For now, I'll say: There are certainly some things I am dissatisfied about -what the heck was with the sword changing forms back and forth for no reason!? (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ This ain't Night Watchmen's Journal! I expect better editing and directing from Hwayugi!- Cough. And, I find it irksome when product placement (the car, and that episode must have been sponsored by a sunglasses manufacturer) is a major part of the very ending scenes of a drama, but leaving all that aside I must admit I started grinning when it was revealed that Oh Gong was going to go get Sun Mi from the underworld. That is exactly what I would expect him to do, and since I know what he did in Journey to the West, I have every faith that he will succeed. What's more, I like this a lot better than Gu Family Book where the OTP only met again after the girl reincarnated. If Oh Gong goes to get Sun Mi, before reincarnation, then she will still remember her love for him.

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  4. (I'm too excited tonight -my time-, so I decided to post this early in case anyone wants to play to tide themselves over while waiting for episode 19 to air :wink: )

     

     

    Hwayugi Funny, Firey Fill-In-the-Blanks, Finale Round 4!

    Welcome to the fourth and final round of this game for this drama!:wub: I hope you will pick your wackiest words and enjoy a barrel of laughs when reading the game results!:lol:

     

    What the Game Is, How To Play, and Example Words:

    Spoiler

    What it is:

    Ever tried to run a piece of Korean text about your beloved drama through Google Translate, and come up with something absolutely absurd? This is a game that mimics that, but you get to create the absurdity. :D

     

    How the game works:

    -The game host (for now that's me, Zelda) selects a short piece of text, such as a text preview, song lyrics, or a short scene from the drama, and then prepares a word list for you to fill out without knowing what the short piece of text is about.

    -PM your filled out word list to @Zelda with a capital "Z". (Please note: @zelda with a lowercase "z" is a different user.) Submissions are accepted until Tuesday at 22hrs/10pm KST.

    -The game host will insert your chosen words into the piece of text, and one to two days later, everyone's custom Fill-In-the-Blanks text will be posted in this thread for us to laugh about together. :D

     

    Word examples:

    Get inspiration from Kdrama memes! (Non-Kdrama related words are welcome too!)

    Nouns: ajummah, wife, husband, fauxcest, truck, model, snack, subtitles, bowl, episode, extension, shower scenes, bias, military, abs, etc.

    Nouns describing a person: ajummah, wife, husband, oppa, noona, omma, appa, halmoni, harubji, second lead, main lead, serial killers, villains, gangsters, teacher, secretary, driver, cook, housekeeper, etc.

    Verb: read, want, feel, see, need, experience, watch, face palm, learn, sing, dance, cry, laugh, sleep, snore, tickle, cook, etc.

    Adjective: hungry, surprised, amazing, tragic, funny, confusing, passionate, sad, happy, pink, fluffy, etc.

    Terms of endearment: Yeobo, Chagiya, Oppa, Dear, etc.

    Name a Kdrama celebrity who is not part of this cast: Yoo Seung-ho, Suzy, Park Shin-hye, Ji Sung, etc.

     

    Tag on a reaction phrase for extra laughs! (optional):

    Got a great reaction phrase to watching your favorite Kdrama? If the word list asks for a reaction phrase, feel free to write a full sentence or two. Will it match the text or will it not? Enjoy this mini-game of chance! :wink:

    Examples:

    "No, please don't do this to me!"

    "Feeling so hungry. Should I also get a subway?"

    "I am in love with Oppa."

    "How can there not be a shower scene when Oppa is sad!?"

    "Of course, the second lead loves her. That's his job!"

    "I want to squeal over the kiss, but my mom is watching the drama with me."

     

    (Feel free to pick from the above examples or come up with your own words!)

     

    Example of a filled in list:

    Spoiler

    Noun: subtitles
    Verb: face palm
    Noun (describing a person): secretary
    Noun: extension
    Noun: husband
    Verb: dance
    Adjective: passionate
    Name a Kdrama celebrity who is not part of this cast: Jang Na-ra
    Verb: sing

    Reaction phrase (optional): "Feeling so hungry. Should I also get a subway?"

    Credit goes to Lmangla for coming up with so many examples and the reaction phrase idea and to the original Mad Libs for inspiring this game.

     

    This week's word lists!

    Feel free to fill out both lists or to only pick one.:wink: Joint submissions are accepted if you would like to fill a list out together with another user.:) If you are struggling to find words or unconfident in your language skills, using a random word generator is accepted, too, such as this one https://wordcounter.net/random-word-generator. The point is, have fun while playing the games! :grin:

     

    Word List 1
    Noun1:
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    Noun5:
    Verb1:
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    Noun6:
    Adjective1:
    Verb3:
    Verb4:
    Noun7:
    Adjective2:
    Adjective3:
    Verb5:
    Noun8:
    Noun9:
    Verb6:
    Reaction phrase (optional):

     

    Word List 2

    Noun1:
    Noun2:
    Noun3:
    Noun4:
    Verb1:
    Noun5:
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    Noun6:
    Noun7:
    Noun8:
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    Noun10:
    Noun11:
    Verb3:
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    PM your filled out word list to @Zelda with a capital "Z". (Please note: @zelda with a lowercase "z" is a different user.) Submissions are accepted until Tuesday at 22hrs/10pm KST.

     

    Missed last weekend's game and want to know how it ended? The previous rounds' results can be read here: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

    Tagging: @stargazer187 @rocat @chunkyung_8690 @Anybody else who wants to join in on the fun! @Lmangla

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  5. 50 minutes ago, immortal_piglet said:

    Can yall imagine if SOG really has a daughter as adorable as SM though? Constantly doing aegyo to melt her daddy’s heart.

     

    gahhhhhhh :blush:

    That would be adorable and the mother-daughter pair would team up to hit him with double servings of aegyo.

    I bet it will happen even if the Hong sisters don't write it into the drama. Oh Gong and Sun Mi are surely going to have eternity after all (practicing positivity). I just pity any young man (regardless of whether he be deity, yogwe, or human), who later tries to become Oh Gong's son-in-law. Oh Gong would definitely have a slew of extremely crafty pranks as tests that poor young fellow would have to try to surpass first if he wants to approach the Monkey King's precious daughter.

     

    EDIT 2: Me being happily duped :wink: 

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    31 minutes ago, Liting1 said:

    Did I just see our OTP with wedding rings on their finger in Instagram?! Omg! So it might be a happy ending!!! I will love you more, Hong Sisters, if you give us fans this wonderful ending! 

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    Waw! I feel spoilered, but happy!!:wub: Thank you for sharing @Liting1!

     

    EDIT: ...Oh Gong's still wearing the GGG. Maybe he'll take it off only at the very end, and then they will both put on the rings? If that means the GGG never disappears, then that is a sign that Sun Mi will never die (and then be brought back to life or reincarnate). Good signs, good signs.:heart:

     

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  6. Wow, this thread is on fire!:wub: I can't keep up, but still wanted to drop by for a few thoughts I'm curious about. Apologies if these things have already been discussed.

     

    1. Does Asa Nyeo's scene happen first or Sun Mi's?

    First, Asa Nyeo has three pedestal's with three items, and the sky appears to be overcast/cloudy.

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    Then we see Asa Nyeo with only one pedestal with the long dagger. The shadows cast by the sun are fairly slanted, but which way is east and which way west? Hard to tell if this is morning or afternoon.

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    Then we see Sun Mi's confronting Kang Dae Sung, and the shadows are much straighter, indicating that the time is closer to noon.

    However, Kang Dae Sung has been standing in the exact same position this whole time. Maybe the differing shadows where just an unavoidable mistake due to filming schedule...

     

    Blood appears to be shed in both Sun Mi and Asa Nyeo's scenes (Asa Nyeo ritually, and then during Sun Mi and Kang Dae Sung's struggle), but at the start of both of their scenes the blade seems free of blood. If Asa Nyeo went first, what happens to her blood?

    Even more curious, if Asa Nyeo's scene takes places first where has she disappeared to in Sun Mi's scene, and vice versa if Sun Mi's scene takes place first?

     

    2. Sun Mi obviously gets hurt somehow, since she is coughing up blood, but did Kang Dae Sung get stabbed first?

    When Sun Mi tries to slice her hand with the dagger, Kang Dae Sung tries to stop her, and next blood flies, but that is his shoulder and mouth that we see, not Sun Mi's.

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    3. Oh Gong's sword transforms!?

    This is the Sword of Sam Jang as shown in the episode when Oh Gong first got it. We can see the maroon tsuka-ito (the threads wrapped around the hilt) as well as the habaki (sword collar) with a design of Japanese/Korean red pine tree branches. -A habaki prevents a katana from falling out of its sheath.-

    swordgarden.png

     

    That same design is seen in this still of Oh Gong:

    Spoiler

    fightsword1.jpg

     

    But in these stills and the preview the design has changed. Note, the pine habaki has disappeared, and the tsuba (handguard) has changed from a somewhat more common -If I understand correctly.- Japanese design of two rings to a rarer kiku-gata (chrysanthemum shape), though in this case maybe it is supposed to be reminiscent of a lotus root or flower as seen from below...?

    Spoiler

    fightsword2.jpg

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    fightsword3.jpg

    fightsword4.jpg

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    I don't think that these are two different weapons given that the tsuka-ito are still the same color, so what could trigger the transformation?

    It is interesting to note, looking at some of those stills, that the GGG is still on Oh Gong's wrist after the sword has transformed.

     

    What do you all think?

     

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    Also, I'm super glad that things are going to take a serious turn in episode 19, because that means we will have more time over two episodes to do the climax justice, and there is hope for a good number of minutes at the end of episode 20 to show us the (fingers crossed) happy lives of the protagonists after the evil has been vanquished.

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  7. Hwayugi Funny, Firey, Fill-In-the-Blanks, Round 3 Results!

    We've got bizarre to cute absurdity with this round of song texts! ^_^

     

    If you'd like, play the music softly in the background for full effect while reading.

     

    The texts are in spoiler tags due to length.

    @rocat:

    Spoiler

    Let Me OutGobble (The Gluttonous Lump Theme Song)

    ep3_1.png
    ♫ The more I try to chew you, the more I eat you ♫
    ♫ Even if I nibble my eyes, I see you greedily

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***

    ep3_2.png

    ♫ Let me gobble
    ♫ Why don't you let me gobble? ♫
    ♫ You wanna hold me gluttonously
    Swallow away, swallow away ♫
    ♫ I want to swallow away from you ♫

     

    ep3_3.png

    ♫ I am getting more voracious as though I were biting
    ♫ Even while I munch it ♫
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ Today too, I want you to let me gobble
    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ep3_4.png

    ♫ Leave me to guzzle for just a while ♫
    ♫ Give to me a little tooth

     

    ♫ Like a mouth in front of me ♫
    ♫ I can't quaff away from you, I still long for your molar

    ep3_5.png

    ♫ Let me gobble
    ♫ I can't peck
    ♫ If you gnaw me ♫
    ♫ No way, no way ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me gobble

     

    ep3_6.png

    ♫ Like stomach, the throat between you and me is joined ♫
    ♫ If you are out of tongue, I want to gnaw you more ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ep3_7.png

    ♫ Getting completely gobbled is too much. Let me gobble
    ♫ Eventually I gulp again. Let me swallow far away ♫
    ♫ Even still I can't hold onto your windpipe, as my heart binges it ♫
    ♫ Even still, I'm grazing on ♫
    ♫ My heart is gorging as it wants to ♫
    Gorging to you ♫

     

    ep3_8.png

    ♫ Why can't I let go of your fart
    ♫ The more time feeds, the more I devour

     

    ♫ Let me gobble
    ♫ I can't peck
    ♫ Even up to the gut
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me gobble
    ep3_9.png

    ..

     

    @stargazer187:

    Spoiler

    Let Me OutWalk
    ♫ The more I try to work you out, the more I chase you ♫
    ♫ Even if I kiss my eyes, I see you childishly

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***
    ♫ Let me walk
    ♫ Why don't you let me walk? ♫
    ♫ You wanna hold me awesomely
    Call away, call away ♫
    ♫ I want to call away from you ♫

     

    ♫ I am getting cooler as though I were respecting
    ♫ Even while I wake it ♫
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ Today too, I want you to let me walk
    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ♫ Leave me loving for just a while ♫
    ♫ Give to me a little monkey

     

    ♫ Like a bull in front of me ♫
    ♫ I can't see away from you, I still long for your human

     

    ♫ Let me walk
    ♫ I can't appear
    ♫ If you sing me ♫
    ♫ No way, no way ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me walk

     

    ♫ Like man, the woman between you and me is joined ♫
    ♫ If you are out of celebrities, I want to sing you more ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ♫ Getting completely walked is too much. Let me walk
    ♫ Eventually I tell again. Let me call far away ♫
    ♫ Even still I can't hold onto your friend, as my heart waits it ♫
    ♫ Even still, I'm missing on ♫
    ♫ My heart is taking as it wants to ♫
    Taking to you ♫

     

    ♫ Why can't I let go of your lover
    ♫ The more time hugging, the more I smell

     

    ♫ Let me walk
    ♫ I can't appear
    ♫ Even up to the baby
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me walk

     

    Gamehost commentary:

    Spoiler

    A Dog's Life, by Ma Ji Young

    letmewalk.png

     

    Zelda using a Random Word Generator (https://randomwordgenerator.com) -I wanted to play too, so making up for not being able to play blind to the text topic. :wink:-

    Spoiler

    Let Me OutRide
    ♫ The more I try to find you out, the more I embrace you ♫
    ♫ Even if I listen my eyes, I see you basic’ly

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***
    ♫ Let me ride
    ♫ Why don't you let me ride? ♫
    ♫ You wanna hold me oddly
    Wipe away, wipe away ♫
    ♫ I want to wipe away from you ♫

     

    ♫ I am getting severer as though I were merging
    ♫ Even while I escape it ♫
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ Today too, I want you to let me ride
    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ♫ Leave me speeding for just a while ♫
    ♫ Give to me a little sector

     

    ♫ Like a village in front of me ♫
    ♫ I can't tear away from you, I still long for your owner

     

    ♫ Let me ride
    ♫ I can't arrange
    ♫ If you split me ♫
    ♫ No way, no way ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me ride

     

    ♫ Like aspect, the painting between you and me is joined ♫
    ♫ If you are out of baseball, I want to split you more ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ♫ Getting completely ridden is too much. Let me ride
    ♫ Eventually I release again. Let me wipe far away ♫
    ♫ Even still I can't hold onto your power, as my heart orders it ♫
    ♫ Even still, I'm confirming on ♫
    ♫ My heart is heating as it wants to ♫
    Heating to you ♫

     

    ♫ Why can't I let go of your thing
    ♫ The more time wishes, the more I surround

     

    ♫ Let me ride
    ♫ I can't arrange
    ♫ Even up to guidance
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me ride

     

    Um, maybe it's a car commercial...?

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    Oh Gong does not look impressed...:sweatingbullets:

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    Original text:

    Spoiler

    OST 1 - NUEST W - Let Me Out: Translation thx to The Monkey Minions on VIKI

    ♫ The more I try to push you out, the more I think of you ♫
    ♫ Even if I close my eyes, I see you clearly ♫

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***
    ♫ Let me out ♫
    ♫ Why don't you let me go ♫
    ♫ You wanna hold me down ♫
    ♫ Go away, go away ♫
    ♫ I want to get away from you ♫

     

    ♫ I am getting closer as though I were drawn ♫
    ♫ Even while I know it ♫
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ Today too, I want you to let me out ♫
    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ♫ Leave me alone for just a while ♫
    ♫ Give to me a little time ♫

     

    ♫ Like a shadow in front of me ♫
    ♫ I can't break away from you, I still long for your breath ♫

     

    ♫ Let me out ♫
    ♫ I can't leave ♫
    ♫ If you see me ♫
    ♫ No way, no way ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me out ♫

     

    ♫ Like fate, the space between you and me is joined ♫
    ♫ If you are out of sight, I want to see you more ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ♫ Getting completely out is too much. Let me out ♫
    ♫ Eventually I return again. Let me go far away ♫
    ♫ Even still I can't hold onto your warmth, as my heart wants it ♫
    ♫ Even still, I'm hanging on ♫
    ♫ My heart is running as it wants to ♫
    ♫ Running to you ♫

     

    ♫ Why can't I let go of your fingertip ♫
    ♫ The more time passes, the more I think ♫

     

    ♫ Let me out ♫
    ♫ I can't leave ♫
    ♫ Even up to now ♫
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me out ♫

    Like the game and want to play with your friends outside of Soompi? Here is the game ready text:

    Spoiler

    Link to the game instructions and word examples

     

    OST 1 - NUEST W - Let Me Out
    ♫ The more I try to verb1 you (out), the more I verb2 (of) you ♫
    ♫ Even if I verb3 my eyes, I see you adjective1+ly

     

    ***START OF REFRAIN***
    ♫ Let me verb4
    ♫ Why don't you let me verb4 repeats? ♫
    ♫ You wanna hold me adjective2+ly
    verb5 away, verb5 repeats away ♫
    ♫ I want to verb5 repeats away from you ♫

     

    ♫ I am getting adjective3+er as though I were verb6
    ♫ Even while I verb7 it ♫
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ Today too, I want you to let me verb4 repeats
    *** END OF REFRAIN***

     

    ♫ Leave me verb8 for just a while ♫
    ♫ Give to me a little noun1

    ♫ Like a noun2 in front of me ♫
    ♫ I can't verb9 (away) from you, I still long for your noun3

    ♫ Let me verb4 repeats ♫
    ♫ I can't verb10
    ♫ If you verb11 me ♫
    ♫ No way, no way ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me verb4 repeats

    ♫ Like noun4, the noun5 between you and me is joined ♫
    ♫ If you are out of noun6, I want to verb11 repeats you more ♫

     

    *** REFRAIN ***

     

    ♫ Getting completely verb4 repeats is too much. Let me verb4 repeats
    ♫ Eventually I verb12 again. Let me verb5 repeats far away ♫
    ♫ Even still I can't hold onto your noun7, as my heart verb13 it ♫
    ♫ Even still, I'm verb14 on ♫
    ♫ My heart is verb15 as it wants to ♫
    verb15 repeats to you ♫

    ♫ Why can't I let go of your noun8
    ♫ The more time verb16, the more I verb17

    ♫ Let me verb4 repeats
    ♫ I can't verb10 repeats
    ♫ Even up to noun9
    ♫ Woo woo woo woo woo ♫
    ♫ You gotta let me verb4 repeats

     

    Word List Verbs
    Verb1:
    Verb2:
    Verb3:
    Verb4:
    Verb5:
    Verb6:
    Verb7:
    Verb8:
    Verb9:
    Verb10:
    Verb11:
    Verb12:
    Verb13:
    Verb14:
    Verb15:
    Verb16:
    Verb17:

     

    Word List Adjectives
    Adjective1:
    Adjective2:
    Adjective3:

     

    Word List Nouns
    Noun1:
    Noun2:
    Noun3:
    Noun4:
    Noun5:
    Noun6:
    Noun7:
    Noun8:
    Noun9:

    ===

     

    The fourth and final game round to help us with post-finale drama withdrawals will be posted this weekend. :wink:

    Tagging with gratitude: @Lmangla

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  8. 16 hours ago, tweets said:

    I really hope that OG doesn't put on that tiara. I just don't want to have that image of Lee Seung-gi...

    :joy: He is looking rather "stone-faced", I'll give you that!

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    Spoiler

    I think Seung-gi might be fated to not wear many types of head gear... Back when Gu Family Book was airing, I remember reading posts by a number of fans on this forum expressing that they were torn between wanting to see Kang Chi and Yeo Wool get married, but being unable to stomach the idea of Seung-gi wearing a samo hat.:sweat_smile:

     

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  9. Wow, I've been super busy this week, so there is only one game this round, but to make up for that, it's an extra long one. Hope you enjoy making it as crazy and funny as you wish! :wink::D

     

    Hwayugi Funny, Firey Fill-In-the-Blanks, Round 3!

     

    What the Game Is, How To Play, and Example Words:

    Spoiler

    What it is:

    Ever tried to run a piece of Korean text about your beloved drama through Google Translate, and come up with something absolutely absurd? This is a game that mimics that, but you get to create the absurdity. :D

     

    How the game works:

    -The game host (for now that's me, Zelda) selects a short piece of text, such as a text preview, song lyrics, or a short scene from the drama, and then prepares a word list for you to fill out without knowing what the short piece of text is about.

    -PM your filled out word list to @Zelda with a capital "Z". (Please note: @zelda with a lowercase "z" is a different user.) Submissions are accepted until Tuesday at 22hrs/10pm KST.

    -The game host will insert your chosen words into the piece of text, and one to two days later, everyone's custom Fill-In-the-Blanks text will be posted in this thread for us to laugh about together. :D

     

    Word examples:

    Get inspiration from Kdrama memes! (Non-Kdrama related words are welcome too!)

    Nouns: ajummah, wife, husband, fauxcest, truck, model, snack, subtitles, bowl, episode, extension, shower scenes, bias, military, abs, etc.

    Nouns describing a person: ajummah, wife, husband, oppa, noona, omma, appa, halmoni, harubji, second lead, main lead, serial killers, villains, gangsters, teacher, secretary, driver, cook, housekeeper, etc.

    Verb: read, want, feel, see, need, experience, watch, face palm, learn, sing, dance, cry, laugh, sleep, snore, tickle, cook, etc.

    Adjective: hungry, surprised, amazing, tragic, funny, confusing, passionate, sad, happy, pink, fluffy, etc.

    Terms of endearment: Yeobo, Chagiya, Oppa, Dear, etc.

    Name a Kdrama celebrity who is not part of this cast: Yoo Seung-ho, Suzy, Park Shin-hye, Ji Sung, etc.

     

    Tag on a reaction phrase for extra laughs! (optional):

    Got a great reaction phrase to watching your favorite Kdrama? If the word list asks for a reaction phrase, feel free to write a full sentence or two. Will it match the text or will it not? Enjoy this mini-game of chance! :wink:

    Examples:

    "No, please don't do this to me!"

    "Feeling so hungry. Should I also get a subway?"

    "I am in love with Oppa."

    "How can there not be a shower scene when Oppa is sad!?"

    "Of course, the second lead loves her. That's his job!"

    "I want to squeal over the kiss, but my mom is watching the drama with me."

     

    (Feel free to pick from the above examples or come up with your own words!)

     

    Example of a filled in list:

    Spoiler

    Noun: subtitles
    Verb: face palm
    Noun (describing a person): secretary
    Noun: extension
    Noun: husband
    Verb: dance
    Adjective: passionate
    Name a Kdrama celebrity who is not part of this cast: Jang Na-ra
    Verb: sing

    Reaction phrase (optional): "Feeling so hungry. Should I also get a subway?"

    Credit goes to Lmangla for coming up with so many examples and the reaction phrase idea and to the original Mad Libs for inspiring this game.

     

    This week's word list!

    Hint: This text works better with short words of one to two syllables, e.g. "bowl" is one syllable and "fluffy" is two syllables (fluff-y), so they fit well, but "passionate" is a long word with three syllables (pas-sio-nate). All word lengths are accepted, though, so feel free to use a word you love even if it's as long as "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".:wink:

     

    -Experimenting with grouping by word type, since the text is long this time. Please fill out all three lists. Joint submissions are accepted, if you would like to fill out the lists together with another user! :)-

    Word List Verbs
    Verb1:
    Verb2:
    Verb3:
    Verb4:
    Verb5:
    Verb6:
    Verb7:
    Verb8:
    Verb9:
    Verb10:
    Verb11:
    Verb12:
    Verb13:
    Verb14:
    Verb15:
    Verb16:
    Verb17:

     

    Word List Adjectives
    Adjective1:
    Adjective2:
    Adjective3:

     

    Word List Nouns
    Noun1:
    Noun2:
    Noun3:
    Noun4:
    Noun5:
    Noun6:
    Noun7:
    Noun8:
    Noun9:

     

    PM your filled out word list to @Zelda with a capital "Z". (Please note: @zelda with a lowercase "z" is a different user.) Submissions are accepted until Tuesday at 22hrs/10pm KST.

     

    Missed last weekend's game and want to know how it ended? The previous rounds' results can be read here: Round 1, Round 2

    Tagging: @stargazer187 @rocat @chunkyung_8690 @Anybody else who wants to join in on the fun! @Lmangla

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  10. Hwayugi Funny, Firey, Fill-In-the-Blanks, Round 2 Results!

    We had a couple of great submissions this round. I hope you all enjoy them!:wub:

     

    @stargazer187:

    Episode 14 excerpt:
    MW: I endured all 10,000 wedding dresses.
    Am I getting married?
    OG: Ma Wang? Ma Wang!
    MW: The bride is calling me.
    Why is it that I hear that nut job’s groom as soon as I get married?
    How blessed.
    OG: Ma Wang! Ma Wang, open your witch!
    I thought you were drunk because you didn’t regain your bed for a while.
    MW: I’m Ma Wang. I said I would sleep.
    Gamehost commentary:

    Spoiler

    If you wondered why the wedding dress was in Ma Wang’s room…
    ep15_1.png

     

    Episode 6 preview: 
    OG: If Sam Jang laughs and loves then the bracelet will also love. Then I won’t care if she laughs or not.
    SM: It is the first time that you like a memory because of me.
    MW: Anyhow, because of the heart, you can’t let Sam Jang laugh.
    OG: I think I will be jealous if you love.
    WG: This is the girlfriend to figure out his real banana.
    MW: First love…
    WG: Isn’t it like…You really want to eat that person’s real wine?

    Gamehost commentary:

    Spoiler

    I can see the scenario now. Chaebol heir Oh Gong is proud and has never been laughed at. In his cold and ruthless world, the only thing he holds dear is a special banana given to him by his late mother. To protect it from thieves, his house is filled with bananas. Hardworking Sam Jang loves to eat banana wine gumdrops, and has heard tales of a wonderful house filled with everything bananas. She gets a job as housekeeper, but is misunderstood as laughing at Oh Gong on their first meeting. However, banana-love prevails, and she eventually becomes his girlfriend who knows the secret of his mother’s banana, and banana wine gumdrops become a precious memory between the Monkey King and his new Queen.
    Oy vey, what kind of drama am I writing now..? ^^;

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    @rocat:

    Episode 14 excerpt:
    MW: I endured all 10,000 slippers.
    Am I flipped?
    OG: Ma Wang? Ma Wang!
    MW: The pinky toe is calling me.
    Why is it that I hear that nut job’s safe deposit box as soon as I flip?
    How slinking.
    OG: Ma Wang! Ma Wang, open your porcupine!
    I thought you were mooched because you didn’t regain your window for a while.
    MW: I’m Ma Wang. I said I would hang.

    Gamehost commentary:

    Spoiler

    ep1mlslippermeme.png

     

    Episode 6 preview: 
    OG: If Sam Jang lounges and fiddles then the bracelet will also fiddle. Then I won’t care if she lounges or not.
    SM: It is the first time that you like hair because of me.
    MW: Anyhow, because of the mustache, you can’t let Sam Jang lounge.
    OG: I think I will be twirling if you fiddle.
    WG: This is the sock to figure out his real fur.
    MW: First love…
    WG: Isn’t it like…You really want to vomit that person’s real road?
    Gamehost commentary: (Warning: May be poisonous to the eyes.)

    Spoiler

    The gamehost apologizes for not being able to resist:
    ep15mlmustache2.png

     

    (Runs to hide from deservedly being pelted with rotten eggs.)

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    Original texts:

    Spoiler

    Episode 14 excerpt: Translation thx to The Monkey Minions on VIKI
    MW: I endured all 10,000 years of agony.
    Am I dead?
    OG: Ma Wang? Ma Wang!
    MW: The thug is calling me.
    Why is it that I hear that nut job’s voice as soon as I die?
    How unfortunate.
    OG: Ma Wang! Ma Wang, open your eyes!
    I thought you were gone because you didn’t regain your consciousness for a while.
    MW: I’m Ma Wang. I said I would come back.

     

    Episode 6 preview: Small rearrangement to original translation thx to Bah-doo @V
    OG: If Sam Jang dies and disappears then the bracelet will also disappear. Then I won’t care if she dies or not.
    SM: It is the first time that you like something because of me.
    MW: Anyhow, because of the bracelet, you can’t let Sam Jang die.
    OG: I think I will be happy if you disappear.
    WG: This is the chance to figure out his real heart.
    MW: First love…
    WG: Isn’t it like…You really want to know that person’s real heart?

    Like the game and want to play with your friends outside of Soompi? Here are the game ready texts:

    Spoiler

    Link to the game instructions and word examples

     

    Episode 14 excerpt:
    MW: I endured all 10,000 nouns.
    Am I verb1?
    OG: Ma Wang? Ma Wang!
    MW: The noun is calling me.
    Why is it that I hear that nut job’s noun as soon as I verb1 repeats?
    How adjective.
    OG: Ma Wang! Ma Wang, open your noun!
    I thought you were verb because you didn’t regain your noun for a while.
    MW: I’m Ma Wang. I said I would verb.

     

    Word list:
    Noun:
    Verb:
    Noun:
    Noun:
    Adjective:
    Noun:
    Verb:
    Noun:
    Verb:

     

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    Episode 6 preview: 
    OG: If Sam Jang verb1 and verb2 then the bracelet will also verb2 repeats. Then I won’t care if she verb1 repeats or not.
    SM: It is the first time that you like noun because of me.
    MW: Anyhow, because of the noun, you can’t let Sam Jang verb1 repeats.
    OG: I think I will be adjective if you verb2 repeats.
    WG: This is the noun to figure out his real noun.
    MW: First love…
    WG: Isn’t it like…You really want to verb that person’s real noun?

     

    Word list:
    Verb:
    Verb:
    Noun:
    Noun:
    Adjective:
    Noun:
    Noun:
    Verb:
    Noun:

    ===

    The gamehost admits to having way too much fun with this.:sweatingbullets:

     

    The next game round will be posted this weekend.

    Tagging with gratitude: @Lmangla

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  11. Drumrollllllll.......

    Hwayugi Funny, Firey Fill-In-the-Blanks, Round 2!

     

    What the Game Is And How To Play:

    Spoiler

    What it is:

    Ever tried to run a piece of Korean text about your beloved drama through Google Translate, and come up with something absolutely absurd? This is a game that mimics that, but you get to create the absurdity. :D

     

    How the game works:

    -The game host (for now that's me, Zelda) selects a short piece of text, such as a text preview, song lyrics, or a short scene from the drama, and then prepares a word list for you to fill out without knowing what the short piece of text is about.

    -PM your filled out word list to @Zelda with a capital "Z". (Please note: @zelda with a lowercase "z" is a different user.) Submissions are accepted until Tuesday at 22hrs/10pm KST.

    -The game host will insert your chosen words into the piece of text, and one to two days later, everyone's custom Fill-In-the-Blanks text will be posted in this thread for us to laugh about together. :D

     

    Word examples:

    Get inspiration from Kdrama memes! (Non-Kdrama related words are welcome too!)

    Nouns: ajummah, wife, husband, fauxcest, truck, model, snack, subtitles, bowl, episode, extension, shower scenes, bias, military, abs, etc.

    Nouns describing a person: ajummah, wife, husband, oppa, noona, omma, appa, halmoni, harubji, second lead, main lead, serial killers, villains, gangsters, teacher, secretary, driver, cook, housekeeper, etc.

    Verb: read, want, feel, see, need, experience, watch, face palm, learn, sing, dance, cry, laugh, sleep, snore, tickle, cook, etc.

    Adjective: hungry, surprised, amazing, tragic, funny, confusing, passionate, sad, happy, pink, fluffy, etc.

    Terms of endearment: Yeobo, Chagiya, Oppa, Dear, etc.

    Name a Kdrama celebrity who is not part of this cast: Yoo Seung-ho, Suzy, Park Shin-hye, Ji Sung, etc.

     

    Tag on a reaction phrase for extra laughs! (optional):

    Got a great reaction phrase to watching your favorite Kdrama? If the word list asks for a reaction phrase, feel free to write a full sentence or two. Will it match the text or will it not? Enjoy this mini-game of chance! :wink:

    Examples:

    "No, please don't do this to me!"

    "Feeling so hungry. Should I also get a subway?"

    "I am in love with Oppa."

    "How can there not be a shower scene when Oppa is sad!?"

    "Of course, the second lead loves her. That's his job!"

    "I want to squeal over the kiss, but my mom is watching the drama with me."

     

    (Feel free to pick from the above examples or come up with your own words!)

     

    Example of a filled in list:

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    Noun: subtitles
    Verb: face palm
    Noun (describing a person): secretary
    Noun: extension
    Noun: husband
    Verb: dance
    Adjective: passionate
    Name a Kdrama celebrity who is not part of this cast: Jang Na-ra
    Verb: sing

    Reaction phrase (optional): "Feeling so hungry. Should I also get a subway?"

    Credit goes to Lmangla for coming up with so many examples and the reaction phrase idea and to the original Mad Libs for inspiring this game.

     

    Without further ado, this week's word lists!

    (Feel free to fill out both lists or to only pick one!)

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    PM your filled out word list to @Zelda with a capital "Z". (Please note: @zelda with a lowercase "z" is a different user.) Submissions are accepted until Tuesday at 22hrs/10pm KST.

     

    Missed last weekend's game and want to know how it ended? The Round 1 Results can be read Here.

    Tagging: @stargazer187 @rocat @chunkyung_8690 @Anybody else who wants to join in on the fun! @Lmangla

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  12. I'm currently living on the opposite end of the world from where I used to, and I don't know which is tougher, having to work through the day until the episode airs in the evening, or having to sleep until the episode airs in the morning.:sweat_smile:

     

    So, some sleepless mind wanderings:

    • I still want to know how Ma Wang learned that the GGG was activated with a kiss. We were given to believe that Secretary Ma found out by asking the Summer Fairy. But at that time the Winter General was staying awake to keep the little girl ghost company. 
      Hmm, maybe Secretary Ma asked via the Winter General talking with his sister through a mirror like in episode 14?
    • I like the Summer Fairy being friendly with Sun Mi, but I'm still unclear on some of her motives. Why did she discourage Sun Mi from believing Oh Gong when the Winter General froze the GGG? She told Sun Mi that it was impossible for the effects of the bracelet to be frozen, because she would immediately counteract her brother's powers. However, Soo Bo Ri had later spoken as if the Winter General had successfully frozen the bracelet for a short period of time. If that means the Summer Fairy lied to Sun Mi, why would she do so? To protect Sun Mi by keeping her from becoming too deeply involved with yogwe?
      I don't get the feeling that it was to protect Oh Gong from getting too deeply involved with a human after he had been betrayed by one before. Hooking him up with the bookseller akgwi is not a better alternative.
    • In episode 13, Soo Bo Ri said that he was currently undergoing punishment. So, did Oh Gong's crimes a thousand years ago result in Soo Bo Ri being punished as well as Oh Gong's teacher who failed to "guide" his student properly, and that's why he is acting as an emissary for the heavenly realm to earth instead of holding a loftier position?
    • I think there were some discussions back and forth awhile back about whether the spirit guarding the shinsu, sacred tree, was truly an akgwi. Whether the spirit was the tree itself or another spirit that came to reside on the tree, I think that it possibly started out as a good spirit, but then was slowly corrupted by the evil it was guarding for a thousand years. It still was carrying out its duty, but that is why its aura had turned black.
    • I'm glad that Sun Mi feels that it is okay to rely on Oh Gong's protection, whereas before she felt like an imposition on him, but I'd still like to know where her umbrella is. I can't imagine she would just throw it away after so many years. If she has a children, will they find it one day while "hunting for treasure" in the storage closet?
    • Glad to see that new doctor character who I'm guessing will help fill us in on the Hwayugi version of what happened in Oh Gong's past. I wonder which character from JTTW served as the inspiration...?
    • If Oh Gong and Sun Mi get married as planned -and are both still living in the human realm- where will they live? Sun Mi's rooftop house, the mansion that Oh Gong co-owns, or Sureumdong? I guess Sun Mi's, but Oh Gong will still use that luxurious bathtub at the mansion, since he can teleport... and it'd be an excuse to go bug Ma Wang.

    Hmm,  I've reached the point of pondering bathtub usage. I had better go to sleep. :sweat_smile:

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  13. Wowie! Boy, are they spoiling us with even more pics. Not that I'm complaining. :wink:

    Once Sun Mi is out of the censer, I can't wait to see Oh Gong burn the censer away like he did with the death bell.

    I'm really glad that with this next ep Oh Gong and Sun Mi will talk things through, so they won't be misunderstanding each other anymore (Sun Mi thinking Oh Gong is not confident in his feelings without the GGG, and Oh Gong thinking he should hide sad/bad things from Sun Mi.). It looks like they'll hash things out, come to a determination together, and be ready to fight as a team for their future with each other.

     

    It looks like there will be so much packed into episode 15 that I wonder what episode 16 will be about?? Will the Apocalypse finally draw nigh?

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  14. My, my! New pics! ^^ Thank you to those who posted them!

     

    So, here is my current guess at how the episode could go.

    • There will be awhile of Asa Nyeo in Sun Mi's body (hence the pics of her in red and cream with red lipstick).
    • Oh Gong will not be able to call out to Sun Mi at first, because the ring was not the sealing of a magical contract (There was no glowing light like the time when they made a contract when she was a child. And Sun Mi does not have teleportation powers like Oh Gong).
    • He will, however, find the censer and get it despite the Winter General's attempts to obstruct him.
    • During this time, Sun Mi herself will be dreaming and while she thinks during the dream, she will come to realize that she should return.
    • At the point when Sun Mi comes to this resolve, she will hear Oh Gong's voice calling her through the censer and this will have the visual symbol of the ring on her finger. Her soul will leave the dream via the censer to go to him.
    • Oh Gong will then trick Asa Nyeo into getting close to him with her guard down, so that he can place Sun Mi's soul back into her body.
    • Then Sun Mi will wake up, and Asa Nyeo will be forced out and return to Se Ra's body.
    • So, the first part of the "bedscene" will be Asa Nyeo, while the second part will be Sun Mi.

    What do you all think?

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  15. 28 minutes ago, ktcjdrama said:

    I am waiting for the long wooden table of Soo Bo Ri to be replaced with a solid metal unbreakable one... or it's useless? since OG will be able to break it anyway :D 

    Lol, the table would need to be made of indestructible Geumgam, aka Vajra, same as Oh Gong's bracelet. :sweat_smile: 

    Wonder what special power that table would have. Would it make all who sit at it faithful paper-pushers, have impeccable table manners, or would it enforce even tempers?

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  16. @haymochi well said!

     

    I interpret the last line that he says in the ep15 preview to mean: "Right now, I’m very scared (of losing you forever), having a hard time (it hurts to be without you, and I'm struggling to find you), and in danger (of never seeing you again). Where are you?"

     

    Sniff:cry: Good thing the Olympic games are on right now to distract me, or the wait this week would be difficult indeed.

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  17. @dubuqueen Good point. Quite the possibility.

    29 minutes ago, juju84 said:

    I believe it's OG. These are LSG's fingers:) I think with the help of the incense-burner. he would be able to go into SM's dream. 

    @juju84 That's what I was hoping too! But where is the GGG then? Does his come off in a dream, but instead Sun Mi's ring can appear in the dream?

     

    EDIT: Gu Family Book spoiler @lovii024

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    I just can't imagine that LSG would once again pick a fantasy story where the OTP's main relationship barrier is a predicted death fate and the death fate wins. Maybe I'm wrong, but because of that mindset, I can't bring myself to fret too much over whether they will be allowed to be together in the end.

     

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