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9 hours ago, tea4two said:

 

Welcome!  I'm so glad you decided to join us.  I think you're onto something there.  This brought us back to the question....Would Addicted cause a different reaction if it wasn't JY and ZZ playing GH and BYL?  I'm going to speculate that 'yes', it would be different.   I believe it would have the same fate is as other series like: Like Love, Counterattack, Love Sick, Alex & Benny....meaning that it will appeal to a 'niche' market, but not mass media.  At this point, we can safely say that Addicted has went beyond niche market and captured the attention of the mass entertainment market.  

So to circle back to the original question of...did the boys owe their fame to Addicted, or is it the other way around?  I would like to propose that it goes both way.  These boys made Addicted what it is today, and if they weren't in the right place at the right time, we would probably not be where we are today (addicted to this forum, stalking their weibo, losing our sleep!).  At the same time, they would not be where they are today if they didn't star in the show.  LIke Mastermeh said above, the acting wasn't the greatest, but yes, it was beautiful.  There is just something mysterious and indefinable in how it was able to grab the viewer's attention and give us those indescribable tingling-sensations.  I'm not sure if chemistry is the right word, but when these two are together, things just click.  It's like when you see two people together who looks like they just belong.  

 

 

I've been reading that thread too, it s almost a mirror to ours!  Some very thoughtful discussions and good analysis on there.  Wish we all can speak the same language because I think they can add to our thread and we can to theirs as well.  Many of them are on the same mindset as us....to the point where I wonder if some of them were reading our thread and posting their commentaries on there.  

 

My own thought is that they make this out of the world story believable. Who does not want an out of the ordinary romance? The success of the show is that they got the intricate balance of an over the top story with believable characters. So what made the characters believable? One smart move in the show is that it took 11 episodes before we saw the first kiss. It is a hard chase which makes it more believable. And who doesn't like to guess "does he", "does he not"? And when we got our wish that they "do", we are hooked.

I actually disagree that their acting is awful. Especially, HJY. He is literally Gu Hai out of the book. He is very natural in the role. Granted that he may be acting himself (since he admitted that Gu Hai is close to his personality), but I find that he emoted raw emotions befitting the role. ZZ can be better in some of the scenes (especially the crying scene during the dad's wedding) but still I think he portrayed the psychological changes in Bai Luo Yin well enough for me to sense a development in their story. The only "unwatchable" episode for me was the one with Gu Yang. That guy really sucks at acting evil and cool.

 

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Sorry if this reposted but this freaking ZZ angel tho XD

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3 hours ago, liesl said:

 

I actually always eat my pasta with a spoon and a fork. Hey, I just ate pasta for dinner!! :D But never with a TEASPOON.

Who twirls pasta on a teaspoon? :huh:

 

 

Thanks for your nice words, @thoron *hugs* By the way, there was this Italian girl I know who told me the way I eat my spaghetti (with spoon and fork) is actually wrong and not italian because Italians always eat their spaghetti with just forks. :huh: <-- this is my expression back then after being told of this.

So it's quite interesting for me to read that you knew some Italians who also eat their spaghetti with spoons. Any Italians here who can clarify this?

I'm worried for myself as well. I've rewatched the series so many times, it's unhealthy. BUT I STILL CAN'T STOP. HELP!!! :crazy:

*watch the series again*

Let's put the teaspoon and fork while-eating-spaghetti set to rest. Think of it as the opposite to YuZhou: never.ever.together, or "mai" for short in Italian. First and foremost: never break long pasta (spaghetti, linguine, tagliatelle, bucatini, fettuccine, and so on). Then, it is fork only, please. It may take a while to master it, but you'll be pleased with the results: a little twirl with a few strings to create a cute nest, and then off we go.

For a little heads-up:

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Teaspoon is a forgiven mishap in the props dept. - it was a low budget production. Now, let's go back to our regular programming.

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Are there any Korean fans here? Do you guys know what are both Huang Jing Yu and Xu Wei Zhou’s names called in Korean?
And do their Korean names have any specific meaning like their Chinese name?

ZZ was called 주주 in Korea and it sounded really cute :)

I also saw some IG photos of ZZ looking at his phone with these wordings 콩 국 수  on top of a mini whale. I’m just guessing that’s how HJY’s name is written in Korean, is that right?

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Bedlam at the airport upon JY's arrival (re: desperate hand gesture; IDK either before or after)

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(Not pretty at all...)

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Let's my imagination go in the overdrive...

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...forgetting for a moment that it's been ps'd...:heart: to both

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21 minutes ago, SueLyinn said:

Are there any Korean fans here? Do you guys know what are both Huang Jing Yu and Xu Wei Zhou’s names called in Korean?
And do their Korean names have any specific meaning like their Chinese name?

ZZ was called 주주 in Korea and it sounded really cute :)

I also saw some IG photos of ZZ looking at his phone with these wordings 콩 국 수  on top of a mini whale. I’m just guessing that’s how HJY’s name is written in Korean, is that right?

 

Here you go: 황 경유 (Huang Jingyu), 허위 주 (Xu Weizhou), 임 풍송 (Lin Feng pine), 진온 (Chen stable)

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Time for a little mega dose of IG spamming, starring Le Cat (Newface)

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Or in fan art (sugar overdrive!), solo...

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...and with the whale 

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(credits go where due)

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3 hours ago, liesl said:

Ready for a blooper, fellow addicts?

Before this I posted :

  1. The hidden easter egg on BLY's shirt : Link
  2. The questionable skirt from the english teacher in class 27 : Link
  3. The weird utensil to eat pasta : Link

 

Heck, I've actually just posted that in 13 posts above. Waaah! An unlucky number!!! :crazy: But anyway... let me present you this time: "The mysterious ham"

It all happened that day when GH and BLY ate breakfast together at Auntie Zhou's breakfast stall.

BLY has an adorable habit of eating the ham first and the bun later ( based on the novel, thanks @alvinboi. Watching the series, I thought that BLY only ate the ham and not the bun at all )

Watch this closely. There's only one ham on the plate.

GH who noticed this, gave his own ham which he has already BITTEN to BLY. Aaw.. isn't that sweet?

He put it on the plate. But wait... the bite on the ham is GONE!!! Look at it! :crazy:

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Omg your observation skill is on another level. I'll just point out here that if you look at the pic in reverse order, then it will all make sense!!! In an alternate universe, BLY gave his ham to GH!!! xD #imveryaddicted #deludedtoo #lol

P.s. I think that teaspoon in the other pic is for the cake next to the pasta. Lol. Why did they put the teaspoon into the plate of pasta? xD

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47 minutes ago, pureblade said:

Amen amen to everything you've said. I just have a gut feeling something happened i will not put a finger on it but something... in the clips when JY said he needed to cool down it was really just to regain composure but I know that that regained composure only lasts for a while - when your body or mind gets wind of or 'tastes' something good a memory print is left.

This is JY's first acting experience and ZZ is not a seasoned actor. There is also no escape - they do not go separate ways after filming. They live in the same room during filming. I can only imagine sexual tension just growing during that period because regainIing composure does not let off that steam...

I also agree with you about that IT factor and i hope that this special click that these 2 have will be protected throughout all this drama that  comes with fame. Fans have a certain amount of influence in this department. So let us keep the ship alive everyone !!!

The parts above that I highlighted made me think of an interview I heard a long time ago. I can't remember 100%, but I'm about 98.5% certain it was Ewan MacGregor after he filmed Velvet Goldmine. (If you haven't seen it, FIND IT!! 1998, Ewan MacGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Christian Bale (my YUMMM triad), loosely based on David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era. Amazing film!! But there is full frontal nudity, so be warned.) In the film there are a number of intense kiss scenes between the male actors. When asked about having to kiss another man, Ewan said something along these lines.(I am paraphrasing here) "It's just another actor. Whether, as an actor, I have to kiss a male or female, it doesn't matter. It is still someone who, in many ways, is a stranger. But it's my job so I just have to do it. With as much conviction and passion as any other part of my acting." If I remember correctly, he did say it was a good thing he had a wife to go home to after filming, as well. 

When I watch BL, I always keep this in mind, so maybe that's why I am often rather disappointed in the end. I don't expect soft core porn level of intimate displays, but when two people kiss, they better kiss! When two characters say they're in love they better not hesitate and shy away from basic skinship. This is one of the reasons I have so much respect for JY and ZZ. No matter where they drew the ability from, they gave us a wonderful story that drew us in, without making us question the 'reality' of the story as we watched (though giving us plenty of things to question after watching it.)

(My son came and asked me to cut his hair while I was writing this, so I lost my train of thought a bit. I hope this makes sense, and I think I said what I was trying to say, but if nothing else...just go watch Velvet Goldmine :D)

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, lightyears said:

GOOD MORNING!! What's good in the morning, you say? This of course.

 

Good morning... >_<

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Can any of you remember what ZZ's next project would be? I thought I read sth about Taiwanese film but can't find. Any enlightenment please?

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8 minutes ago, samscheetah said:

I don't like the makeup , the over photoshop process and how he posed for this magazine, it seems to be fake and uncomfortable clearly to express cool face and smiley face for him. And super weird hairstyle too

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Yes!! Same here to me. His smile and face look stiff apparently trying to get the right poses.

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12 minutes ago, samscheetah said:

NEWFACE

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I don't like the makeup , the over photoshop processand how he posed for this magazine, it seems to be fake and uncomfortable clearly to express cool face and smiley face for him. And super weird hairstyle too

http://yule.sohu.com/s2016/6765/s441641166/index.shtml

 

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That "super weird hairstyle" reminds me very much of a "Johnny hairstyle."  As though they were trying to subconsciously bring him into the shoot...

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