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11 minutes ago, daloula said:

Lmao I watched everything including the vlive you are talking about and I wonder if we watched the same thing. Wook even read a comment saying NJH was pretty during that vlive and in the press conference he shouted pretty while applauding when njh stood up while he said nothing when the others stood. 

Again in one of the bts, he had to look at the second female lead and in the BTS he kept turning to njh instead to the point CTJ had to physically make him turn to the right direction. 

In the photoshoot BTS, he turned his back to the second lead and was only talking to NJH....

I can go on and on about multiple things that prove that what you are saying is not true at all. In the end, the only past female costar he invited to his military musical was NJH, the one he asked to help him with his scripts was NJH, the one reporters asked him about as soon as he stepped out of his military camp was NJH and he sure was smiling brightly while talking about her even after his 18 months of service.

So I don't really get where you are coming from and if you have that many doubts in JCW, I don't see why you would join a shipping thread instead of just moving on with your life instead.

Thank you so much. I just needed some affirmation and perspective. I'm really glad to be proven wrong. 

It really might've been my own exhausted filter because even my sister who's a consummate JCW stalker told me that if he's going to be with anybody, it's going to be her.

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55 minutes ago, JJFirstMate said:

Hullo, everybody! I'm new aboard the ship having only watched SP (and all of the drama's subsequent BTS via SBS Catch) a couple of weeks ago due to the badgering of my big sister who's a huge JCW fan. 

Through her I also got access to the (unfortunately) less steamy, but still highly enlightening 14 disc dcut. I basically fell in love with their acting, and off screen chemistry having now caught up on most of their respective works with this being their best. 

With the above in mind, I recently came across the series' VLive https://vimeo.com/224242301/comments

after digging around for it obsessively. I've watched clips of it, and wanted to see the whole thing for myself, and I'm sorry to say that it has left me a bit confused and heartbroken. I hope it's just my tired eyes. I kinda need to have my faith in the ship restored because from what I can see with my non-existent proficiency in Korean: NJH (who's basically Katharine Hepburn reincarnate) was being sidelined: When she volunteered that she thought her eyes were her best features, nobody applauded whilst they did so when Nara answered, and JCW barely looked at her. Articulate NJH held that vlive together and I didn't get appreciative vibes from JCW; instead, his eyes were roving to the person sitting on his left. 

I've always credited him with more intelligence that the average actor, but him fawning over the wrong girl is disappointing. 

I'm basically here for emotional support and maybe a different POV from the Vlive. 

Thank you so much for the forum. 

 

Hi there~ Not sure if we watched the same thing cos i didn't notice him giving Nara additional looks than was necessary~ the guy was basically trying to get used to vlive when they had the session at that time if i didn't remember wrongly and H was trying to teach him stuffs or sth. In fact, poor Nara seemed to be ignored by Wookie most of the time cos his attention was forever on H. LMAO. Nara was even caught on cam laughing at namji cos they always seem to be in their own world as well. In addition, it would be good to be reminded of their timeline as well since you mentioned you watched all the BTS already. Oh btw, just to enlighten you further, i think you got your hands on the wrong disc. You would be very enlightened if you watched the actual couple disc aka 15 and 16. My advice to you is try IG.. there's tonnes of snippets there for you to enjoy~

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@JJFirstMate  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if you witnessed blazing hot chemistry with Wook and Nara, you should really create a shipping thread for them, but I wouldn’t expect that thread to pass the first page.  

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1 hour ago, JJFirstMate said:

his eyes were roving to the person sitting on his left. 

 

Nam Ji Hyun is the person sitting on his left... 

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25 minutes ago, ptp321 said:

@JJFirstMate  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if you witnessed blazing hot chemistry with Wook and Nara, you should really create a shipping thread for them, but I wouldn’t expect that thread to pass the first page.  

Trust me, I'm happy to be wrong. Rewatching it with fresh eyes. 

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39 minutes ago, babyval22 said:

In fact, poor Nara seemed to be ignored by Wookie most of the time cos his attention was forever on H. LMAO.

This is among  one of them :D

 

 

 

And this ,Nara was on his left but  he just focused on Hyunie .

 

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jjFirstMate: ....With the above in mind, I recently came across the series' VLive https://vimeo.com/224242301/comments...

 

Adding my two cents:

Due to of the nature of the process, the BTSs are exposing real emotions and attractions among the actors – so are the immediate interviews; it allows us to differentiate between reel and real. You cannot expect them to continue and always show it in public.

Though we have seen them out of control many times (hoping for more), in public event one can expect them to show more control for their private relationship.

There is one particular video clip of an interview prior to his enlisting – I cannot find it anymore- JCW was asked about a “hypothetical” scenario of what happens to love during his army period. His answer was quite interesting, no impact on him, he will continue to love and if the girl still loves him after the long service they will continue otherwise it will only be good memory.

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7 minutes ago, edlan17 said:

His answer was quite interesting, no impact on him, he will continue to love and if the girl still loves him after the long service they will continue otherwise it will only be good memory.

 

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Good morning :D

 

I am bit late for this .Same shirt with her latest ig post :D

 

 

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9 hours ago, JJFirstMate said:

my sister who's a consummate JCW stalker told me that if he's going to be with anybody, it's going to be her.

 

Your Sister jjang! :D

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On 6/6/2019 at 2:57 AM, edlan17 said:

I agree; there is no way they are going to distract attention from his comeback now. JCW is beginning shooting and pretty soon the focus will be to promote the “wonderful chemistry” that has with his co-star, etc - nothing till the Drama is over.

 

Lmao Wookie didn't waste a minute after his discharge to try and distract us from his comeback project! :lol:

Wook made sure that everyone knew of the important role Jihyun played in choosing his comeback project. :wub:

Now his upcoming project is inevitably connected to his previous Co-star Nam Jihyun :lol: 

 

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On 6/5/2019 at 11:45 PM, pauliza said:
 :lol: credit to the owner 

 

Lmao another one but his mission was unsuccessful :lol:

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Hyunie choking her oraboni :wub:

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16 hours ago, JJFirstMate said:

Hullo, everybody! I'm new aboard the ship having only watched SP (and all of the drama's subsequent BTS via SBS Catch) a couple of weeks ago due to the badgering of my big sister who's a huge JCW fan. 

Through her I also got access to the (unfortunately) less steamy, but still highly enlightening 14 disc dcut. I basically fell in love with their acting, and off screen chemistry having now caught up on most of their respective works with this being their best. 

With the above in mind, I recently came across the series' VLive https://vimeo.com/224242301/comments

after digging around for it obsessively. I've watched clips of it, and wanted to see the whole thing for myself, and I'm sorry to say that it has left me a bit confused and heartbroken. I hope it's just my tired eyes. I kinda need to have my faith in the ship restored because from what I can see with my non-existent proficiency in Korean: NJH (who's basically Katharine Hepburn reincarnate) was being sidelined: When she volunteered that she thought her eyes were her best features, nobody applauded whilst they did so when Nara answered, and JCW barely looked at her. Articulate NJH held that vlive together and I didn't get appreciative vibes from JCW; instead, his eyes were roving to the person sitting on his left. 

I've always credited him with more intelligence that the average actor, but him fawning over the wrong girl is disappointing. 

I'm basically here for emotional support and maybe a different POV from the Vlive. 

Thank you so much for the forum. 

 

Lmao enough said! :joy:

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Lmao I wonder if we watched the same Vlive :lol:

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1 hour ago, masthu said:

 

Lmao enough said! :joy:

 

Lmao I wonder if we watched the same Vlive :lol:

 

And just a friendly reminder for those who are still unclear....Nara is the girl in the white shirt.

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Someone can't sleep... or is staying up late...

 

 

 

 

2nd:

(some reverse image search, the artist is Yoshitomo Nara, so probably taken when he was in Japan)

 

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1 hour ago, ptp321 said:

 

And just a friendly reminder for those who are still unclear....Nara is the girl in the white shirt.

 

how rude of him :joy:... such a tight squeeze to get by as well.

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1 hour ago, tinymel said:

how rude of him :joy:... such a tight squeeze to get by as well.

 

see how his elbow avoids/flinches from poor nara :joy:

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PART 16

 

Anyeongasseyo! So, it’s Sunday and…

 

Nia 1: French Open?

 

Nia 2: There’s time left.

 

Nia 1: Cricket World Cup?

 

Nia 2: There’s time left.

 

Nia 1: God bless the Southern Hemisphere. How am I supposed to while the rest of the blessed evening away?

 

Nia 2: (Glances at the desolate skies through the window) Look up some picnic or beach pics online.

 

Nia 1: (Winces and types in to search) Hey, what’s this?!

 

Nia 2: What? JiJi thread….? (Reads and looks at Nia 1) No, don’t tell me…

 

Nia 1: We never did write about it, did we?

 

Nia 2: Uh-huh.

 

Nia 1: We didn’t.

 

Nia 2: Why does it feel like you’re about to…?

 

Nia 1: C’mon! Somebody says they could use a little different perspective on that V-live. I have a little different perspective to share.

 

Nia 2: (Flops down on the bed with a miserable sigh) And you’re about to share it NOW, right?

 

Nia 1: Gee, you know me so well. (She rests her case as Nia 2’s howls echo in the room)

 

@JJFirstMate, thank you for broaching the subject at the right time (for me). It’s always a pleasure to find reasons to go back again and again to the wealth that has kept adding to itself ever since I began sailing, and before I delve once again, I wished to speak on a few points I gleaned from your first post.

 

Nam Ji Hyun: A Katherine Hepburn reincarnate: The strains of that celebrated legend’s personality can certainly be found in this young blossom too. While I wouldn’t dare to say that Ji Hyun’s panache has reached this magnificence without any effort at all, it has still come more naturally to her than a lot of people, a real whole lot of people, that I have ever seen. A goodish bit of that credit goes to the women in her life—each one of them a spirited, successful, kind and gorgeous goddess in her own right. Goddesses beget goddesses, after all.

 

In one of my weirder moments, I have likened Hyunnie’s personality to ‘loam soil’. She ‘retains’ her own charisma without needing to outshine anybody else. She ‘allows’ another person’s charms to mesh with her own without feeling threatened by it. She can ‘drain’ what is irrelevant to her own well-being and that of her loved ones, can ‘receive’ the wisdom she wishes to glean from the world without foolish prejudices. Constant learning is her second nature because she knows that is how a mind is tilled for growth. She is ‘soft’ enough to know what needs to change and ‘tough’ enough to stand for what is good as it is. Perhaps, the best possible sign of how truly divine she is can be found right upon her face. The first thing I even recall about SP is her chin during the trailer. It is strong, formidable, well-defined… and yet, it starts right below her bottom lip with a softly-etched dimple, a sweetly tantalizing corner a lover would press kisses into. Such are her contrasts and semblances, each of which she straddles with so much grace it’s unearthly. And I keep falling, day after day…

 

Ji Chang Wook fawning over the wrong girl: I can make allowances for poor phrasing. We cannot produce thoughts into perfectly corresponding words every single time. But if it is truly written the way you meant it, then I have to disagree. About the ‘wrong girl’. From all that I have seen so far, Kwon Nara-shi is an amiable, sweet and humble lady as an actress. She always has good things to say about Hyunnie and Wook, is conscientious, admits her mistakes and is not above learning from anybody who can help her with her work. She has admitted to a preference for Wook in the dating sense, and why not? If she wants to exhibit interests in someone she took a liking to, who she believes to be otherwise unattached, then she is jolly well free to do so. So is Wook in reciprocating if he wants to. The right girl for Wook is who he believes is right for him.

 

Why I am here is because I believe Wook has given too much away with regards to why he believes Nam Ji Hyun is the right girl for him. One, because Wook is not a man who gives anything much away about his love-life and, if he is feeling compelled to do a bit of it now, then it is something important enough for him to declare. Two, because he believes in his bond with Hyunnie enough to reveal its importance this steadily. If he didn’t have enough faith, he wouldn’t have been so willing to put their association out there in public. Three, he has always believed love to be a flow of inevitable course in human life. Living as a human, it is difficult not to fall in love. We fall in love, we grow apart. We fall in love some more, we grow apart. A grand love is a destiny, but I don’t know if such a thing can happen in real life. There’s too much going on in my life right now. We can never seem to make time. I want to fall in a beautiful kind of love, but isn’t such a thing a fantasy? Love is something he likes, wonders about, craves and desires to experience. He is a man who professes to have done much for the women he has loved, cherished all the memories and respected the bonds he has had. But I believe, with Ji Hyun, it is the first time he has truly fought for love. Fought to win it, fought to hold it, fought to keep it alive. Fought enough to make the lady fight for it herself. With her, love is not something to simply experience and flow along the tide. With her, love is to possess, to belong, to mark as his own, to keep with all his trust and strength, to believe and make her believe that now that he has found her, he wants nothing else. With her, there’s no shuffling back and forth along the lines; it is a complete leap into what he has realized he was searching for all along.

 

The list goes upto #101, but I’ll stop it at the fourth. Fawning. Yes, prime JiJi fawning. A whole lot of sincere, melting, devoted fawning. It is unfortunate indeed that @JJFirstMate had to make do with, in her own words, the highly entertaining, yet unfortunately less steamy version of the DCut (Unfortunate probably because the mate wasn’t able to grab the pre-order benefit in time, which is where the 24K magic is at, but yeah, I agree with the ‘comparatively less steam’ in the other discs; those were essentially centered on the cast ensemble)

 

If the reasons above weren’t what I believe he believes, then we would never, I repeat NEVER, have seen him behaving like Hyunnie’ name had any business even prevailing on people’s minds during his army discharge, occurring two years after JiJi association should have already been done and dusted. That is a story in itself, and one of its many glorious beginnings started here:

 

SP Vlive: The following material is gathered from the Vlive vid spanning 41:20

 

If the emcee choice is between the two main leads, Hyunnie hides awkwardness, nervousness and discomfort better, has a solid presence of mind (not that Wookie doesn’t, but he has a habit of trailing away without notice when Hyunnie’s around; I have the frickin’ receipts), can speak endlessly and make it worth your entire while, and let’s face it, looks unspeakably cute leading her age-wise sunbaes into the fun times.

 

So yeah, here we go.

 

00:01-00:10: Already starts cozy. Hyunnie is not averse to touching him, Wook doesn’t mind her in his space. While showing off his name plate, he holds it on the other side, himself in proximity to the lady. It’s a very subtle cue, because if distance is what I wanted, I’d be stuffing the thing between me and the other person.

 

00:20-00:33: Same stance with the paper stack as well. Hyunnie keeps bouncing to and fro and no amount of jostling discourages the steady fine-suited pole.

 

00:39: Wook walks ahead of Hyunnie. Probably because she is gesturing him to. Or more likely because that is his usual. It’s actually what makes his behavior at 2017 Seoul Music Awards a little surprising where he walks her off the stage, because he ain’t the type to hand-hold, literally or figuratively.

 

00:51: Wook chuckles at the way Hyunnie ‘unfreezes’ Choi Tae Joon. It’s nothing that would occur to him, or to most of us, on the spot, but yeah, it’s cutely funny.

 

01:31: The trio reach Nara. Thereafter, believe me, for a long while Wook is not very interested in anything else—including either of the ladies—as much as he is in upping the heart count. He pulls the phone out of Nara’s hand. Heart. Heart. Heart. When others are speaking during the Vlive. More Heart. Heart. Heart.

 

02:12: Wook edges ahead of Nara this time. I’m just glad he didn’t use those gangster shoulders to make his point.

 

02:19: Nara is saying something and Wook responds with a halfway-shy grin. Why? Probably because he wants to….? The earth doesn’t quake, the sky doesn’t fall.

 

02:31: Wook pulls his chair closer to Hyunnie’s. On a rational front, for a better vantage point. Shippily speaking, when has Wook not wanted to sidle close to Hyunnie? Last time I checked, it was back in 2014 when he didn’t know her at all, she was still in her teens and they were on a public stage with him being worse with strangers than he is now.

 

02:37-02:59 When Wook sits close to you but does not want to get in your space nor want you in his, he angles his body towards you, knees inevitably closer to yours but upper body shifting farther away. The BTS of many of his dramas, IVs and such are out there for interested folks to help themselves with, so you’re welcome to corroborate or debunk the observation.

 

According to my own personal scrutiny, this particular mannerism has definitely scored higher on the scale of average behavior and is therefore, one of his more obvious tells. Checking the mentioned time frame, you can tell already that neither him nor Hyunnie are going to twitch away if they accidentally touch.

 

03:27: Once the screen straightens itself, he rights the laptop and laughs at his own silliness, partly for requesting the viewers to turn their screens. He glances at Nara and gives the same half-shy chuckle he did earlier. Why? Probably because he wanted to…? Also, because she is right in his line of sight? The chuckle dies an empty death though, because nobody responds much.

 

Following which, Nara and Tae Joon have the easiest angle to make eye contact with everyone on the table. As the host, Hyunnie engages everyone fairly equally and as required. As for Wook, yes, many of his comments are directly addressed to Nara and, sometimes bending over the table, to Tae Joon. Why the substantially less gazes at Hyunnie? Thanks to ‘peripheral vision’: an extremely important tool for lovers, athletes and kitchen raiders. When she is constantly a part of his vision, why would he want to keep twisting his neck her way? I mean, that was the question I wanted to ask him during the PressCon and the glorious mess that was the 30-odd seconds’ worth of Hanbam footage where the camera was almost tickling his nose hairs and he was far too gone making gooey eyes at Hyunnie.

 

06:14: The first richard simmons in the armor, so to speak. Have you ever seen Wook surrounded by more than one woman at once? Probably in a press conference, congratulatory event or such? The easiest ones to recall are Healer, K2 and Mr. Right conferences. He focuses on, compliments and engages with every present woman equally. It’s always ‘this-nim is very pretty, that sunbae-nim is very beautiful, this-nim suits her character very well, that sunbae-nim has incredible depth in acting.’ Here he is facing two beautiful ladies, three in the instances where Kim Ye Won steps in, and Wook’s initiatory or reactionary behavior have already begun to show divide lines. Shoulders bunched, he straightens and starts talking to Tae Joon but at 06:20, his fingers slightly tap Hyunnie’s wrist.

 

06:30: Hyunnie appears in the trailer. Wook, Tae Joon and Nara go ‘Woah’.

 

06:41: Game over. Yeah, game sooo over for the Wook-Nara ship, if there was one. Not even 10 minutes into the Vlive; he didn’t last even 10 minutes into this before making clear who his choice would be for a comfortably fun time. To be fair, if this was any other setting with a different cast, he might still nudge his co-star and ask her to do the steps. But the point is, it hasn’t happened YET.

 

11:32: Wook reads out ‘Nam Ji Hyun yeppuda’. The ship becomes one with the sea floor.

 

It’s rude, pretty darn impolite, to compliment one lady and leave the other out. Surely that’s mentioned in the gentlemen’s etiquette book. It’s a curious time for Wook to be throwing this rule out of the window, not to mention, once again during the PressCon. You’d say, but he’s just reading a comment. Sure, but if he’s reading that particular comment out loud, doesn’t it also stand to reason that he agrees with it?

 

16:40: Hyunnie mentions her best feature. The twin bright eyes that are scheduled to drive Wook right out of his mind when he kisses her in a few weeks’ time. She starts describing them and he lasts 6 seconds, just 6 seconds, before he turns quick as a flash and proceeds to stare at the beauties. The sudden movement startles Hyunnie a bit and a microsecond is enough for her to decide that she cannot withstand his unwavering gaze. She simply looks over at Nara onnie, someone appreciates her dancing skills and pretty eyes without jolting her senses. As for nobody clapping after? Wook is still trying to take in everything she has said about her eyes, Tae Joon is immediately gestured by Hyunnie to start talking about himself and Nara doesn’t clap because even if it occurred to her, Tae Joon is already measuring Hyunnie’s face with his hand. It’s just how the conversation flows, and if there’s worry over how appreciative of Hyunnie’s features Wook is, then let it be known that he is more intimately acquainted with them that anybody else on the planet, no exceptions. Nobody need preach to him how fine Hyunnie looks when he has been there up, close and beyond personal.

 

29:47: But if there are people hell-bent on clamoring for solid evidence even after all this, Wook’s got them covered too. It’s a fine opportunity to stare at the girl while she is trying to figure out word-puzzles. Hyunnie’s pretty quick at such things though, so it doesn’t last long, but yup, the stare lasts the whole length from her casting the dice to her answer.

 

Actually, this is one of those last few instances where it can still be said that JiJi are good colleagues. The stuff that follows this is insane beyond description, and if you don’t feel up to signing for it, go no further. Just look at me—a case beyond all possible help—and run as far and fast as you can before the lovey-dovey sneaks up and-

 

Nia 2: Enough.

 

Nia 1: What?

 

Nia 2: Enough!

 

Nia 1: Just one last line and-

 

Nia 2: -and ENOUGH!!!

 

Nia 1: Okaaaaay. You don’t have to scream so loud. Fine, we’ll just watch the French-

 

Nia 2: It’s over.

 

Nia 1: WHAT?!!!!

 

Nia 2: Rafa won. It’s the only reason I haven’t killed you.

 

Nia 1: Yay! Woo-ho-ho-ho. The King! The King!

 

Nia 2: Yeah, the King we did not get to see because of your st-

 

Nia 1: There’ll be reeeee-plaaaays! Woo-hoo! And cricket?

 

Nia 2: That’s over too!!

 

Nia 1: Alright, I’m sorry! I’ll just finish this last line and I promise I’ll-

 

Nia 2: DO YOU WANT TO DIE???!!!

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1 hour ago, nianderson said:

PART 16

 

Anyeongasseyo! So, it’s Sunday and…

 

Nia 1: French Open?

 

Nia 2: There’s time left.

 

Nia 1: Cricket World Cup?

 

Nia 2: There’s time left.

 

Nia 1: God bless the Southern Hemisphere. How am I supposed to while the rest of the blessed evening away?

 

Nia 2: (Glances at the desolate skies through the window) Look up some picnic or beach pics online.

 

Nia 1: (Winces and types in to search) Hey, what’s this?!

 

Nia 2: What? JiJi thread….? (Reads and looks at Nia 1) No, don’t tell me…

 

Nia 1: We never did write about it, did we?

 

Nia 2: Uh-huh.

 

Nia 1: We didn’t.

 

Nia 2: Why does it feel like you’re about to…?

 

Nia 1: C’mon! Somebody says they could use a little different perspective on that V-live. I have a little different perspective to share.

 

Nia 2: (Flops down on the bed with a miserable sigh) And you’re about to share it NOW, right?

 

Nia 1: Gee, you know me so well. (She rests her case as Nia 2’s howls echo in the room)

 

@JJFirstMate, thank you for broaching the subject at the right time (for me). It’s always a pleasure to find reasons to go back again and again to the wealth that has kept adding to itself ever since I began sailing, and before I delve once again, I wished to speak on a few points I gleaned from your first post.

 

Nam Ji Hyun: A Katherine Hepburn reincarnate: The strains of that celebrated legend’s personality can certainly be found in this young blossom too. While I wouldn’t dare to say that Ji Hyun’s panache has reached this magnificence without any effort at all, it has still come more naturally to her than a lot of people, a real whole lot of people, that I have ever seen. A goodish bit of that credit goes to the women in her life—each one of them a spirited, successful, kind and gorgeous goddess in her own right. Goddesses beget goddesses, after all.

 

In one of my weirder moments, I have likened Hyunnie’s personality to ‘loam soil’. She ‘retains’ her own charisma without needing to outshine anybody else. She ‘allows’ another person’s charms to mesh with her own without feeling threatened by it. She can ‘drain’ what is irrelevant to her own well-being and that of her loved ones, can ‘receive’ the wisdom she wishes to glean from the world without foolish prejudices. Constant learning is her second nature because she knows that is how a mind is tilled for growth. She is ‘soft’ enough to know what needs to change and ‘tough’ enough to stand for what is good as it is. Perhaps, the best possible sign of how truly divine she is can be found right upon her face. The first thing I even recall about SP is her chin during the trailer. It is strong, formidable, well-defined… and yet, it starts right below her bottom lip with a softly-etched dimple, a sweetly tantalizing corner a lover would press kisses into. Such are her contrasts and semblances, each of which she straddles with so much grace it’s unearthly. And I keep falling, day after day…

 

Ji Chang Wook fawning over the wrong girl: I can make allowances for poor phrasing. We cannot produce thoughts into perfectly corresponding words every single time. But if it is truly written the way you meant it, then I have to disagree. About the ‘wrong girl’. From all that I have seen so far, Kwon Nara-shi is an amiable, sweet and humble lady as an actress. She always has good things to say about Hyunnie and Wook, is conscientious, admits her mistakes and is not above learning from anybody who can help her with her work. She has admitted to a preference for Wook in the dating sense, and why not? If she wants to exhibit interests in someone she took a liking to, who she believes to be otherwise unattached, then she is jolly well free to do so. So is Wook in reciprocating if he wants to. The right girl for Wook is who he believes is right for him.

 

Why I am here is because I believe Wook has given too much away with regards to why he believes Nam Ji Hyun is the right girl for him. One, because Wook is not a man who gives anything much away about his love-life and, if he is feeling compelled to do a bit of it now, then it is something important enough for him to declare. Two, because he believes in his bond with Hyunnie enough to reveal its importance this steadily. If he didn’t have enough faith, he wouldn’t have been so willing to put their association out there in public. Three, he has always believed love to be a flow of inevitable course in human life. Living as a human, it is difficult not to fall in love. We fall in love, we grow apart. We fall in love some more, we grow apart. A grand love is a destiny, but I don’t know if such a thing can happen in real life. There’s too much going on in my life right now. We can never seem to make time. I want to fall in a beautiful kind of love, but isn’t such a thing a fantasy? Love is something he likes, wonders about, craves and desires to experience. He is a man who professes to have done much for the women he has loved, cherished all the memories and respected the bonds he has had. But I believe, with Ji Hyun, it is the first time he has truly fought for love. Fought to win it, fought to hold it, fought to keep it alive. Fought enough to make the lady fight for it herself. With her, love is not something to simply experience and flow along the tide. With her, love is to possess, to belong, to mark as his own, to keep with all his trust and strength, to believe and make her believe that now that he has found her, he wants nothing else. With her, there’s no shuffling back and forth along the lines; it is a complete leap into what he has realized he was searching for all along.

 

The list goes upto #101, but I’ll stop it at the fourth. Fawning. Yes, prime JiJi fawning. A whole lot of sincere, melting, devoted fawning. It is unfortunate indeed that @JJFirstMate had to make do with, in her own words, the highly entertaining, yet unfortunately less steamy version of the DCut (Unfortunate probably because the mate wasn’t able to grab the pre-order benefit in time, which is where the 24K magic is at, but yeah, I agree with the ‘comparatively less steam’ in the other discs; those were essentially centered on the cast ensemble)

 

If the reasons above weren’t what I believe he believes, then we would never, I repeat NEVER, have seen him behaving like Hyunnie’ name had any business even prevailing on people’s minds during his army discharge, occurring two years after JiJi association should have already been done and dusted. That is a story in itself, and one of its many glorious beginnings started here:

 

SP Vlive: The following material is gathered from the Vlive vid spanning 41:20

 

If the emcee choice is between the two main leads, Hyunnie hides awkwardness, nervousness and discomfort better, has a solid presence of mind (not that Wookie doesn’t, but he has a habit of trailing away without notice when Hyunnie’s around; I have the frickin’ receipts), can speak endlessly and make it worth your entire while, and let’s face it, looks unspeakably cute leading her age-wise sunbaes into the fun times.

 

So yeah, here we go.

 

00:01-00:10: Already starts cozy. Hyunnie is not averse to touching him, Wook doesn’t mind her in his space. While showing off his name plate, he holds it on the other side, himself in proximity to the lady. It’s a very subtle cue, because if distance is what I wanted, I’d be stuffing the thing between me and the other person.

 

00:20-00:33: Same stance with the paper stack as well. Hyunnie keeps bouncing to and fro and no amount of jostling discourages the steady fine-suited pole.

 

00:39: Wook walks ahead of Hyunnie. Probably because she is gesturing him to. Or more likely because that is his usual. It’s actually what makes his behavior at 2017 Seoul Music Awards a little surprising where he walks her off the stage, because he ain’t the type to hand-hold, literally or figuratively.

 

00:51: Wook chuckles at the way Hyunnie ‘unfreezes’ Choi Tae Joon. It’s nothing that would occur to him, or to most of us, on the spot, but yeah, it’s cutely funny.

 

01:31: The trio reach Nara. Thereafter, believe me, for a long while Wook is not very interested in anything else—including either of the ladies—as much as he is in upping the heart count. He pulls the phone out of Nara’s hand. Heart. Heart. Heart. When others are speaking during the Vlive. More Heart. Heart. Heart.

 

02:12: Wook edges ahead of Nara this time. I’m just glad he didn’t use those gangster shoulders to make his point.

 

02:19: Nara is saying something and Wook responds with a halfway-shy grin. Why? Probably because he wants to….? The earth doesn’t quake, the sky doesn’t fall.

 

02:31: Wook pulls his chair closer to Hyunnie’s. On a rational front, for a better vantage point. Shippily speaking, when has Wook not wanted to sidle close to Hyunnie? Last time I checked, it was back in 2014 when he didn’t know her at all, she was still in her teens and they were on a public stage with him being worse with strangers than he is now.

 

02:37-02:59 When Wook sits close to you but does not want to get in your space nor want you in his, he angles his body towards you, knees inevitably closer to yours but upper body shifting farther away. The BTS of many of his dramas, IVs and such are out there for interested folks to help themselves with, so you’re welcome to corroborate or debunk the observation.

 

According to my own personal scrutiny, this particular mannerism has definitely scored higher on the scale of average behavior and is therefore, one of his more obvious tells. Checking the mentioned time frame, you can tell already that neither him nor Hyunnie are going to twitch away if they accidentally touch.

 

03:27: Once the screen straightens itself, he rights the laptop and laughs at his own silliness, partly for requesting the viewers to turn their screens. He glances at Nara and gives the same half-shy chuckle he did earlier. Why? Probably because he wanted to…? Also, because she is right in his line of sight? The chuckle dies an empty death though, because nobody responds much.

 

Following which, Nara and Tae Joon have the easiest angle to make eye contact with everyone on the table. As the host, Hyunnie engages everyone fairly equally and as required. As for Wook, yes, many of his comments are directly addressed to Nara and, sometimes bending over the table, to Tae Joon. Why the substantially less gazes at Hyunnie? Thanks to ‘peripheral vision’: an extremely important tool for lovers, athletes and kitchen raiders. When she is constantly a part of his vision, why would he want to keep twisting his neck her way? I mean, that was the question I wanted to ask him during the PressCon and the glorious mess that was the 30-odd seconds’ worth of Hanbam footage where the camera was almost tickling his nose hairs and he was far too gone making gooey eyes at Hyunnie.

 

06:14: The first richard simmons in the armor, so to speak. Have you ever seen Wook surrounded by more than one woman at once? Probably in a press conference, congratulatory event or such? The easiest ones to recall are Healer, K2 and Mr. Right conferences. He focuses on, compliments and engages with every present woman equally. It’s always ‘this-nim is very pretty, that sunbae-nim is very beautiful, this-nim suits her character very well, that sunbae-nim has incredible depth in acting.’ Here he is facing two beautiful ladies, three in the instances where Kim Ye Won steps in, and Wook’s initiatory or reactionary behavior have already begun to show divide lines. Shoulders bunched, he straightens and starts talking to Tae Joon but at 06:20, his fingers slightly tap Hyunnie’s wrist.

 

06:30: Hyunnie appears in the trailer. Wook, Tae Joon and Nara go ‘Woah’.

 

06:41: Game over. Yeah, game sooo over for the Wook-Nara ship, if there was one. Not even 10 minutes into the Vlive; he didn’t last even 10 minutes into this before making clear who his choice would be for a comfortably fun time. To be fair, if this was any other setting with a different cast, he might still nudge his co-star and ask her to do the steps. But the point is, it hasn’t happened YET.

 

11:32: Wook reads out ‘Nam Ji Hyun yeppuda’. The ship becomes one with the sea floor.

 

It’s rude, pretty darn impolite, to compliment one lady and leave the other out. Surely that’s mentioned in the gentlemen’s etiquette book. It’s a curious time for Wook to be throwing this rule out of the window, not to mention, once again during the PressCon. You’d say, but he’s just reading a comment. Sure, but if he’s reading that particular comment out loud, doesn’t it also stand to reason that he agrees with it?

 

16:40: Hyunnie mentions her best feature. The twin bright eyes that are scheduled to drive Wook right out of his mind when he kisses her in a few weeks’ time. She starts describing them and he lasts 6 seconds, just 6 seconds, before he turns quick as a flash and proceeds to stare at the beauties. The sudden movement startles Hyunnie a bit and a microsecond is enough for her to decide that she cannot withstand his unwavering gaze. She simply looks over at Nara onnie, someone appreciates her dancing skills and pretty eyes without jolting her senses. As for nobody clapping after? Wook is still trying to take in everything she has said about her eyes, Tae Joon is immediately gestured by Hyunnie to start talking about himself and Nara doesn’t clap because even if it occurred to her, Tae Joon is already measuring Hyunnie’s face with his hand. It’s just how the conversation flows, and if there’s worry over how appreciative of Hyunnie’s features Wook is, then let it be known that he is more intimately acquainted with them that anybody else on the planet, no exceptions. Nobody need preach to him how fine Hyunnie looks when he has been there up, close and beyond personal.

 

29:47: But if there are people hell-bent on clamoring for solid evidence even after all this, Wook’s got them covered too. It’s a fine opportunity to stare at the girl while she is trying to figure out word-puzzles. Hyunnie’s pretty quick at such things though, so it doesn’t last long, but yup, the stare lasts the whole length from her casting the dice to her answer.

 

Actually, this is one of those last few instances where it can still be said that JiJi are good colleagues. The stuff that follows this is insane beyond description, and if you don’t feel up to signing for it, go no further. Just look at me—a case beyond all possible help—and run as far and fast as you can before the lovey-dovey sneaks up and-

 

Nia 2: Enough.

 

Nia 1: What?

 

Nia 2: Enough!

 

Nia 1: Just one last line and-

 

Nia 2: -and ENOUGH!!!

 

Nia 1: Okaaaaay. You don’t have to scream so loud. Fine, we’ll just watch the French-

 

Nia 2: It’s over.

 

Nia 1: WHAT?!!!!

 

Nia 2: Rafa won. It’s the only reason I haven’t killed you.

 

Nia 1: Yay! Woo-ho-ho-ho. The King! The King!

 

Nia 2: Yeah, the King we did not get to see because of your st-

 

Nia 1: There’ll be reeeee-plaaaays! Woo-hoo! And cricket?

 

Nia 2: That’s over too!!

 

Nia 1: Alright, I’m sorry! I’ll just finish this last line and I promise I’ll-

 

Nia 2: DO YOU WANT TO DIE???!!!

Shout it louder for the people in the back hahahaha. You really need to finish the soooo descriptive scenes of the vlive I was enjoying that, thank you.

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7 hours ago, nianderson said:

Actually, this is one of those last few instances where it can still be said that JiJi are good colleagues. The stuff that follows this is insane beyond description, and if you don’t feel up to signing for it, go no further. Just look at me—a case beyond all possible help—and run as far and fast as you can before the lovey-dovey sneaks up and-

 

omg i need more blow by blow commentaries this is so good TTT please write some more!!!

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Hi guys! I'm back, things got so busy but this thread never fails to draw me back in.

 

This time around I'll share my two cents on the Jiji couple. 

I am not one to ship a couple, I tend to gravitate towards the male character and how dreamy he is portrayed to be ( well we know that is how these shows gain a lot of audience). The first time I shipped a couple was with the Songsong couple but then I didn't really obsess over them coz I thought they were actors who are merely comfortable with each other.

Now with JiJi, I didn't notice JCW rather I noticed NJH first coz I liked her in SKL. I ended up falling for JCW and only upon checking on with their BTS was I naturally inclined to ship. It was not even deliberate, my body, mind and soul all just went aboard and I was helpless hahaha. Anyway, I had my inhibitions first coz JCW struck me as a smooth player who probably had many girls on speed dial. However, I liked how NJH dealt with him, she never once showed any awkwardness or intimidation, she had that silent confidence that even JCW finds himself shy in intimate scenes.

Bottomline is, to stay rational, I tell myself that probably they were too touchy just to boost ratings but seriously that was over the top clinginess already lol.

And to keep mentioning her name even after the their drama , well that no longer is promotion. Now my only question is why aren't there any rumors at all?

 

Even rookies or unpopular actors/ idols have been headlining dating rumors , how come our Jiji hasn't had one to date. I'm so curious? Are SOOP and Glorious behind this perhaps?

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23 minutes ago, Shipper07 said:

Hi guys! I'm back, things got so busy but this thread never fails to draw me back in.

 

This time around I'll share my two cents on the Jiji couple. 

I am not one to ship a couple, I tend to gravitate towards the male character and how dreamy he is portrayed to be ( well we know that is how these shows gain a lot of audience). The first time I shipped a couple was with the Songsong couple but then I didn't really obsess over them coz I thought they were actors who are merely comfortable with each other.

Now with JiJi, I didn't notice JCW rather I noticed NJH first coz I liked her in SKL. I ended up falling for JCW and only upon checking on with their BTS was I naturally inclined to ship. It was not even deliberate, my body, mind and soul all just went aboard and I was helpless hahaha. Anyway, I had my inhibitions first coz JCW struck me as a smooth player who probably had many girls on speed dial. However, I liked how NJH dealt with him, she never once showed any awkwardness or intimidation, she had that silent confidence that even JCW finds himself shy in intimate scenes.

Bottomline is, to stay rational, I tell myself that probably they were too touchy just to boost ratings but seriously that was over the top clinginess already lol.

And to keep mentioning her name even after the their drama , well that no longer is promotion. Now my only question is why aren't there any rumors at all?

 

Even rookies or unpopular actors/ idols have been headlining dating rumors , how come our Jiji hasn't had one to date. I'm so curious? Are SOOP and Glorious behind this perhaps?

Its sooo weird even how that topic is avoided in all interviews, they can mention all of his other dramas but SP will be left out. To me it looks like questions about NJH and Suspicious Partner are being screened, by the managers reason being Wookie will not be able to lie. I have a feeling once NJH is mentioned Wookie will let the cat out of the bag so better to avoid the topic like a rash at all costs IMO. So because media houses are not talking about it therefore they are no rumours and also they haven't been outed yet so....

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