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Hi.

I want to use inductive reasoning to write down the fact that LJA indeed has sexual attraction to PDH.

 

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Usually, the existence of sexual attraction is judged by DH's peek at JA's perspective [3] and the opinion of male audiences [1, 2].

 

This article will try inductive reasoning here to infer its existence.

 

Note: this article is inspired by @the_sweetroad's article.

 

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Spoiler

 

(EP3-Subway)

 

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(EP3-Kissing scene)

 

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If the audience carefully analyzes the above two scenes, people will find the following common points:

 

(1) JA's body is close enough to DH's.

(2) DH will hold something at the ending of this scene. (subway: handrail, kiss: JA's wrist)

 

If the audience looks more closely at the subway scene, people will find that DH's hand will grab it tight for a moment.

 

Spoiler

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If you can't see it, let's slow down and see:

 

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If you still can't see it, let's slow down and watch it again:

 

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This means that DH has some kind of reaction to JA in this situation.

 

It doesn't matter if people don't regard this as a reaction to sex.
We still don't define what this reaction is, ok, fine, but it's obvious that he has some reaction here.

 

According to the induction, the things presented by these two scenes are the same.

So if DH grabs his hands instantly after being kissed by JA, it means that he has a reaction to the kiss.

 

So, what was DH's situation in the kissing scene?
 

Spoiler

 

In fact, DH also grabbed his hand after being kissed by JA.

 

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According to the induction, this means that DH did react to JA's kiss.

 

DH's reaction to JA's kiss is, of course, a reaction to sex.
In other words, JA does have a sexual attraction to him.


Because these two shots describe the same situation, we can also go back and know that on the subway,

when JA is close enough to DH, DH's clenched hand is also a response to sex.

 

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[1] Contribution from Soompi user @popai5


[2] Contribution from Soompi user @actionscript

 

[3] Contribution from Soompi user @h2ogirl

 

Thanks for sharing the idea!

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Postscript: Why don't we consider the hand in the kissing scene then inference back to the subway? 
Because the hand in the kissing scene grabs too few seconds (0.5 seconds), few people should see this detail. 
On the contrary, the subway shows a longer picture (2 seconds), the time is more representative, and the hand grasp is also obvious.

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On 1/16/2022 at 9:29 PM, the_sweetroad said:

This is what I wrote, in case anyone wants to riff off it and report the problem himself/herself as well. You go to your Account, then Viewing Activity, then find My Mister: Episode 16. On the side there's a link for "Report a Problem." I think you have to report the problem for the specific episode.

 

"Episode 16. At the 1:25:54 - 1:25:56 mark, the subtitle says "My son and my wife," which has caused confusion for many, many Netflix viewers of this beautiful show. The subtitle should in fact say, "My kid and his mother," instead of "My son and my wife." (I.e. change "wife" to "his mother"). Dong Hoon clearly says "ae omma" (애엄마) in this scene, not "wife" (집사람).

 

Can you please consider updating this inaccurate translation to reflect a correct translation? Thank you!"

 

Thank you for this! 

 

One can also report a problem directly while watching ep 16. There's a "?" icon on the bar at the bottom of the screen. You can click on that and there will be a menu of problems listed, one of which is "Subtitles or caption problems." I clicked on that and wrote the details as provided by @the_sweetroad above. 

 

This is not the very first time I have reported a problem. I watched "My Love from the Star" on Netflix around June 2020. I have finished it before finding out from another platform that each episode carried epilogues which Netflix's version didn't have!! So I reported the problem then. I haven't checked again until today, and yes, the epilogues are now added!

 

I'm not sure when they've put in the epilogues, but of course I'd like to think my reporting it contributed to their taking action. :blush:

 

 

 

If you check out My Mister's entry in Wikipedia, it has the following synopsis:

 

Synopsis[edit]

My Mister tells the story of an impoverished and debt-laden young woman (IU) struggling to stay afloat as she nurses her deaf, sick grandmother and working a temporary job. She develops a platonic relationship with one of her equally miserable supervisors (Lee Sun-kyun), which is subjected to scrutiny and manipulation by their colleagues, friends, and dysfunctional families. Enduring the weight of their respective lives, they come together, forming new relationships, keeping parts of themselves secret — but ultimately healing one another's past scars.

 

Bold and italics are mine. I just changed "platonic relationship" to "strong bond." Do you guys agree or have any other suggestions? :)

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9 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

The second one is in EP9,  JA at YH's office, told YH that DH has already known her infidelity. 

 

(At that time, DH estranges JA because of the call from the loanshark)

 

From what kind of motivation JA would do that?

 

According to the first question, JA knows that DH doesn't want YH to know.

 

 JA’s behavior is a directly consequence of DH&YH ‘s marriage's breakdown —— It is her who let DH knows the infidelity.  It is also her who let YH knows that DH knows.

 

What even strange is , YH considers that JA wants her to go back to DH.

 

5 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

I think she's choosing between "Let YH know the truth" and "Protect DH's promotion."
In the end, she chose the latter one.
After all, as long as YH doesn't tell DH she already knows, it's basically fine.
But if JA is forced back by YH at this moment, she can't protect DH anymore.

 

Yes, I agree with @YukawaCattle that JA ends up telling YH that Dong Hoon knows about the affair, because she's trying to protect Dong Hoon's promotion. The context of this conversation is the following:

 

15 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

Ji An and Yoon Hee meet at the Minette.

 

Yoon Hee: The money Joon Young said he would give you, I’ll give it to you. Just quietly quit your job at that company. I can make sure Joon Young won’t find you.

 

Ji An: Then Do Joon Young will find someone else to get Park Dong Hoon fired.

 

Yoon Hee: He can get fired. Even if I wasn’t a problem, once he was nominated for managing director, they would have fought it out, and one of them would have been fired. Whoever wins or not, let it happen, and you stay out of it. Structural engineers can get fired, but they won’t have any trouble making a living.

 

Ji An: So you’re thinking about staying with him.

 

Yoon Hee: Whether we stay together or not, it’s not your concern, so you just quietly disappear. It’s unpleasant. That someone knows about my embarrassment is unpleasant and that you are working at the same company as Dong Hoon is also unpleasant. (She goes on to say, "You recorded something like that and played it for me to hear? What couldn’t you do? The things you do are so ignorant and scary.")

 

This dialogue happens immediately before Ji An tells Yoon Hee that DH knows. Yoon Hee is trying to make Ji An quit. She offers to pay the same amount of money as DJY so that Ji An will quit quietly. She's uncomfortable that someone that knows about the affair is working so closely with Dong Hoon.

 

Ji An calculates, then says, "Ahjumma, you're scared that I'm going to tell Dong Hoon about your affair" (paraphrase). "He already knows. He knows it all."

 

So Ji An understood that what Yoon Hee really didn't want was for Ji An to tell Dong Hoon about the affair, that's why YH wanted JA to quit. Getting to the heart of that reason, Ji An just tells YH anyway that DH knows.

 

Even though JA knew that DH didn't want YH to know he knew :lol:, JA also didn't want to get pushed out of her job because of YH's fear that JA would tell DH. She needed to stay in the company to make sure DH would get his promotion. After all, Yoon Hee had just said she didn't care who got fired, whether it was DH or DJY. (Bad Yoon Hee! Bad!)

 

Ji An knew someone needed to be FOR Dong Hoon at Saman. She's a smart cookie!

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16 minutes ago, the_sweetroad said:

Yoon Hee is trying to make Ji An quit. She offers to pay the same amount of money as DJY so that Ji An will quit quietly. She's uncomfortable that someone that knows about the affair is working so closely with Dong Hoon.

 

 Now I can get it.

 

As DH's wife it is shameless that YH said "let it happen".  YH‘s neutrality is such a betrayal to DH.

 

I can't believe anyone would think they'd get back together.

 

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9 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

That is to say, the writer suggested to us that the two of them were still not compatible in personality until the end.
So to me, one of the reasons why it would be unreasonable if they were not divorced, is that the two would definitely go back to their old ways and argue again.

 

Totally agree.

 

9 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

The translation of this dialogue on Netflix is "Come in to help us" in Chinese.
So I didn't notice that the real dialogue is "live with us." 
I think this is a really important detail.
Thanks for mentioning this dialogue.

 

The English subtitle on Netflix also says, "Come help us." Logically, though, it doesn't make sense that omma would slap Ki Hoon and say, "What are you saying?!" :D Obviously Ki Hoon was saying something drastic, otherwise omma wouldn't have reacted the way she did.

 

9 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

So it was she who would take the initiative to talk about divorce first, not DH.

 

Yes, I think that when she asked for beer at the end of Ep 16 she was going to tell him she wanted to leave for the US to give him some space. And I do think ultimately it was DH who said "Let's get a divorce" and freed them both, after I looked at the divorce law structure in Korea. The fact that they're still on good terms after the time skip means that they divorced amicably (by divorce agreement) rather than in a hostile way (as it might have been if DH had to take her to trial). That would be my assumption. Seems like a win-win for everyone!

 

9 hours ago, actionscript said:

And it dawned on me now that even the expenses for halmoeni’s funeral was courtesy of Sang Hoon, to keep the slate clean when it comes to DH extending any financial help.

 

Great point! JA is never indebted to DH for money.

 

Something I just thought of:

DH fought for her against Kwang Il, but she also fought for DH against Kwang Il (wallet).

DH confronted DJY over JA, and JA also staved off DJY's schemes, protected DH, and confronted DJY over DH.

DH defended her at a panel interview, and she also defended DH at a panel interview.

DH told JA about help for halmeoni and helped halmeoni get to the nursing home....and JA helped YH get free from her marriage.....? :lol:

 

Maybe the last example isn't that valid.

 

BUT DH and JA are both indebted to each other, AND have repaid each other in multiple ways....in the ways they knew best and were resourced to do. And neither of them is indebted financially to the other....because JA would never have been able to pay back DH.

 

6 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

He seemed to be in the restaurant whenever he missed her.
We can also see such a case in EP15.

 

I had forgotten about Ep 15 and added it to the post on the previous page! And of course, there's a couple at the restaurant in Ep 15!!

 

:rickroll:

 

So the only time DH and JA are there without any other couples there is Episode 16 when they say farewell. The restaurant is now their own intimate place, and there are candles prominently shown in the frames.

 

9 hours ago, actionscript said:

I think worth mentioning also about the photos in his new desk is the fact that he now has a photo of him with his brothers. I actually kind of see the arrangement of the photos like frames of a cartoon show – DH used to be with YH and Ji Seok, and then he jumped over and is now with his brothers. LOL! That is significant because he never had that photo before in his desks or at home. So with YH leaving, it is a representation of him taking Ki hoon’s offer to move back in with them, not physically, but mentally.

 

Also, one of YH’s complaint was DH considering his omma and his brothers as still his primary family. So if they have reconciled, why would he put a photo of him with his brothers that he knew would antagonize YH?

 

Thanks for the reminder! Will add this in to the reference list!

 

By the way, everyone, the dialogue in the list is verbatim from Viki, so feel free to quote it, extract it, etc. as you need to. I put my commentary in blue so it can be easily removed....so feel free to grab whatever you need from the list and use it wherever else when folks are asking whether DH and YH divorced :).

 

9 hours ago, actionscript said:

Just additional thoughts not about your list, but something I’ve been wanting to say that many people have looked over. For a man, seeing your wife sleep with a stranger is bad enough. The first impulse you’d have is to go beat the crap out of that man, or do something worse. But instead of being able to do that, that man instead gets every chance he got to mock you and bully you at work! And still you have to bow down to that man because he is the boss! That’s unspeakable hell!! It’s like that man mocking and spitting directly to your face – I’m getting my way with your wife, and to top it off, I’m getting my way with you at work! 

 

There is no exaggeration when DH said it all felt like YH wanted him dead. I have friends ask me if that is what a man really feels when cheated upon. I’d say probably not. For me it’s not just about YH’s infidelity, it was the entire picture I described above that aggravated the situation.

 

To have people still think such a scenario is salvageable is beyond me. But that’s because the show had made the gravity of the entire situation subtle, and shown in little snippets scattered throughout the show. In the same way it treated the love line between JA and DH – subtle and in little snippets scattered around, causing many to miss it.

 

Oooh, thanks for this perspective. Yes, DJY would have been a complete bane on DH's existence, every day, all day, especially in hierarchical Korea! I will add this to the list, too, as commentary.

 

18 minutes ago, Thomas Zhang said:

Now I can get it.

 

As DH's wife it is shameless that YH said "let it happen".  YH‘s neutrality is such a betrayal to DH.

 

Good point - her neutrality is inappropriate because of her position as DH's wife! She is shameless here. :wacko: Her repentance in Ep 11 - 16 is hopefully about all of this stuff - the affair and her attitude toward her own husband.

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17 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

Speaking of the drink, DH actually often have a bottle of coffee supplying from the company. Yes indeed it's may be a implant advertising. And I remember he drinks this bottle of coffee outside JH‘s bar,EP12 when they are leaving for a football match.

Think about where does JA find DH?  A cafe, right?

 

So,our engineer actually does not hate coffee.  He just won't have a cup of coffee with YH.

Just like DH can share his passions, but he won't share it to anyone only if it is JA.

 

What about YH?

We can see that she drinks wine, coffee. But I remember when she come to celebration of DH's promotion, someone (may be DH's sister-in-law?)  pour a glass of soju. I watched very carefully that if she drinks it.

She doe not. She just put it  on the table. Not better than drinks a little.

But JA would drink soju with DH or others in JH's bar.

 

Wow.

I think this is a great observation.

I was also curious about why he doesn't drink coffee with YH but never thought about this.

Yes, I think KWS won't just let coffee shows up only for the purpose of implant advertising.

I think you connected something here.

Maybe we will find some regular law after analyzing every beverage scene.

 

17 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

With regard to the beer, we all know that JA's first smile is happened in their beer drinking.

And beer is also a signal that YH want to talk about something like infidelity or divorce with DH.

 

"JA's first smile is happened in their beer drinking."

"beer is also a signal that YH want to talk about something like infidelity or divorce with DH."
This is also a great observation. :thumbsup:
It seems KWS intentionally makes a comparison again. 
He really loves to do so, lol.
You are awesome. :thumbsup:

 

16 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

It is also shows JA is a wisdom and calm woman, not a girl who is infatuated with her first love.

 

True. :blush:

 

16 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

Oh the Netflix translation has so many mistakes.

The unofficial Chinese translation I watched  showed me that  "二哥你也搬过来一起住吧” ( Come to live with us, second Brother )

 

Listening to you sharing translations like this,

I feel that unofficial people can directly replace Netflix's translators. :lol:

 

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11 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

The English subtitle on Netflix also says, "Come help us." Logically, though, it doesn't make sense that omma would slap Ki Hoon and say, "What are you saying?!" :D Obviously Ki Hoon was saying something drastic, otherwise omma wouldn't have reacted the way she did.

 

Yes.

Such translation of dialogue really bother me a lot. :cry:

I always guessed that the omma's reaction was just a preference for DH whenever I saw this dialogue.


The translation is a really important thing for this drama, I think.
Because there will be lots of detail hiding there.
So I always prepare an original Korean script on my computer.
(But I still didn't realize this dialogue also has a problem until you share this post, lol.)

 

11 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

Yes, I think that when she asked for beer at the end of Ep 16 she was going to tell him she wanted to leave for the US to give him some space. And I do think ultimately it was DH who said "Let's get a divorce" and freed them both, after I looked at the divorce law structure in Korea. The fact that they're still on good terms after the time skip means that they divorced amicably (by divorce agreement) rather than in a hostile way (as it might have been if DH had to take her to trial). That would be my assumption. Seems like a win-win for everyone!

 

Thanks for the information about Korean law.
I think this is also important for us to understand the plot.
If the writer sets the dialogue that DH tells JA some legal information about the nursing home,

I think she will also consider the reality of divorce law.
So I think your inference makes sense.

 

11 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

BUT DH and JA are both indebted to each other, AND have repaid each other in multiple ways....in the ways they knew best and were resourced to do. And neither of them is indebted financially to the other....because JA would never have been able to pay back DH.

 

"And neither of them is indebted financially to the other....because JA would never have been able to pay back DH."
Oh yes!
This is a great point!
The writer will make sure they always have a high synchronization rate when helping each other.

 

11 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

I had forgotten about Ep 15 and added it to the post on the previous page! And of course, there's a couple at the restaurant in Ep 15!!

 

This gif is really funny. :lol:

 

11 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

So the only time DH and JA are there without any other couples there is Episode 16 when they say farewell. The restaurant is now their own intimate place, and there are candles prominently shown in the frames.

 

"The restaurant is now their own intimate place, and there are candles prominently shown in the frames."

Great point!

 

I think if we observe the candles, maybe there is some regular law hidden in them as the plot develops.
The Reddit link you posted last time, I remember the writer mentioned that the scene's color would become brighter as the plot develops.
Maybe other things will also have some regular laws.

 

12 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

Yes, I agree with @YukawaCattle that JA ends up telling YH that Dong Hoon knows about the affair, because she's trying to protect Dong Hoon's promotion. The context of this conversation is the following:

 

This dialogue happens immediately before Ji An tells Yoon Hee that DH knows. Yoon Hee is trying to make Ji An quit. She offers to pay the same amount of money as DJY so that Ji An will quit quietly. She's uncomfortable that someone that knows about the affair is working so closely with Dong Hoon.

 

Ji An calculates, then says, "Ahjumma, you're scared that I'm going to tell Dong Hoon about your affair" (paraphrase). "He already knows. He knows it all."

 

So Ji An understood that what Yoon Hee really didn't want was for Ji An to tell Dong Hoon about the affair, that's why YH wanted JA to quit. Getting to the heart of that reason, Ji An just tells YH anyway that DH knows.

 

Even though JA knew that DH didn't want YH to know he knew :lol:, JA also didn't want to get pushed out of her job because of YH's fear that JA would tell DH. She needed to stay in the company to make sure DH would get his promotion. After all, Yoon Hee had just said she didn't care who got fired, whether it was DH or DJY. (Bad Yoon Hee! Bad!)

 

Ji An knew someone needed to be FOR Dong Hoon at Saman. She's a smart cookie!

 

Yes.
If she is not to protect DH's promotion, I think she could tell YH in EP7 or before this scene.
So she does such a thing has her own reason.

Thanks for the analysis!

 

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13 hours ago, actionscript said:

Bold and italics are mine. I just changed "platonic relationship" to "strong bond." Do you guys agree or have any other suggestions? :)

 

Thanks for this!

I think it is great.

Or maybe we could add some supplements like: 

 

The story of an Ahjussi who hopelessly falls in love with a petty girl.
By the way, he sometimes will incidentally teach her math a little bit.

 

:lol:

 

By the way, I am curious about why some people will recognize DH and JA as a platonic relationship.

Because JA always wants to hug DH, and DH wants to hold her hands.

I think it does not satisfy the definition of a platonic relationship.

 

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[Question]

 

I am curious about what is rainbow means?
It seems no one analyze this words on GMS and this topic?

 

 

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[Thoughts]

 

I replay this scene again and again.

 

 

I think we can hear from LSK's performance of "10/20 years" understand that DH is really eager to meet JA again, not just a coincidence that doesn't matter.

 

(And basically, he will think of 10 years, 20 years, then there must be 5 years, 15 years.

I think this is a natural calculation of interpolation for an engineer. (´・ω・`) )

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12 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

"And neither of them is indebted financially to the other....because JA would never have been able to pay back DH."
Oh yes!
This is a great point!
The writer will make sure they always have a high synchronization rate when helping each other.

I and my friends are always bothered by the scene that JA leaving to Busan and then the couple don't contact each other.

 

When I read the quote I suddenly have a thought.

 

After the funeral , JA said to SH that she want to pay back in the future.

 

But at that time JA was facing many problems. 

 

She doesn't have any diploma or certificate according to her resume. So she always do some labor part-time job.

 

She is very lucky that DH pick-up her to be the temporary staff.

 

Now she is facing a trial. She does get PDW‘s forgive but it is still a crime. I don't know what will happen in Korea. As far as I know in China,she may get a probation which means she doesn't have to get into the jail, but she does have a criminal record which will led her hardly to find a decent job.

 

So what I conclude is, for JA is a wisdom and calm woman, she knows that the job opportunity of Busan is very valuable.

 

By joining the company of Chairman's friend, she can earn a decent salary.  She can get chances to learn skill or get some certificates. She can be more equal with DH in the economy or other aspects.

She can "pay back“.

 

And what all we have seen at the end is , she says that she wants to buy her Ahjussi a meal, something delicious.

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3 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

I and my friends are always bothered with the scene that JA leaving to Busan and then the couple don't contact each other.

 

When I read the quote I suddenly have a thought.

 

After the funeral , JA said to SH that she want to pay back in the future.

 

But at that time JA was facing many problems. 

 

She doesn't have any diploma or certificate according to her resume. So she always do some labor part-time job.

 

She is very lucky that DH pick-up her to be the temporary stuff.

 

Now she is facing a trial. She does get PDW‘s forgive but it is still a crime. I don't know what will happen in Korea. As far as I know in China,she may get a probation which means she doesn't have to get into the jail, but she does have a criminal record which will led her hardly to find a decent job.

 

So what I conclude is, for JA is a wisdom and calm woman, she knows that the job opportunity of Busan is very valuable.

 

By joining the company of Chairman's friend, she can earn a decent salary.  She can get chances to learn skill or get some certificates. She can be more equal with DH in economy or other aspects.

She can "pay back“.

 

And what all we have seen at the end is , she says that she want to buy her Ahjussi a meal, something delicious.

 

Thanks for sharing!


I think you are right.
Yes, she had said she wanted to pay back.
I almost forgot it, lol.
Because I remember JC said, "you don't need to do that," lol.
Nice interpretation.
And also, the chairman's friend's company should need more professional knowledge.
I think that is not a part-time job anymore.
So she needs to take more time to practice her skill and cherish the opportunity.
So there is no time to contact DH.

 

On the other hand, they have already made an appointment to become happy.
So I think that the next time they meet, they want to make the other person see they are already happy. Thus they don't contact each other until then.

 

I like another comment very much.
I do some translation here.

 

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Link: https://www.zhihu.com/question/275325204/answer/816356325

 

Question: Did PDH loves LJA?

 

Jiang Jianxiao(蒋建校) answer:

 

Of course, love exists. But this is not the kind of love that is just common selfish love. Selfish love is a possession, hope that only me can maintain it, and the loved one just passively accepts. 

 

True love lets the other person be free and gives the other person a chance to choose again.
He is called Ahjussi because he does not have selfish love like everyone else. 
The same is true for JA's love for Ahjussi. 

 

Many people can't understand why they don't contact each other before they meet again in the end. Because both sides want to give each other space, hoping the other person can be truly happy. As for whether the other half is thyself, it can be given up when necessary. 

 

Therefore, when they finally reunite, JA plucked up the courage to invite Ahjussi to have a good meal when Ahjussi offered to shake hands, they could break such kind of deadlock.

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19 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

 

Ohh it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who noticed the neck stares! :sweatingbullets:

 

16 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

Great point! JA is never indebted to DH for money.

 

BUT DH and JA are both indebted to each other, AND have repaid each other in multiple ways....in the ways they knew best and were resourced to do. And neither of them is indebted financially to the other....because JA would never have been able to pay back DH.

 

The extent of the sacrifices each has done for the other is just so beautiful.

 

SH sacrificing his life-savings for JA was an indirect way to show his appreciation and gratitude, an indirect payback, to DH for all he has done for him, KH, and omma financially and otherwise; for DH taking on the eldest son’s role in the family on his behalf. And coursing it through JA was his tacit acknowledgement of her importance in the life of DH, perhaps a reflection of his change of stance with regards to DH and YH’s marriage and his view on JA.  It is his way of giving his blessing for the two, in the same manner all the other characters have given theirs in different ways – Ki Hoon, Gwang Il, Jung Hee, the janitor guardian, Ki Bum, and even Yung Hee.

 

10 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

By the way, I am curious about why some people will recognize DH and JA as a platonic relationship.

Because JA always wants to hug DH, and DH wants to hold her hands.

I think it does not satisfy the definition of a platonic relationship.

 

Here’s a quick draft of the differences I see between the views of shippers vs non-shippers. Just typing these on top of my head so I’d refine them further.

 

Non-shippers

Shippers

DH just never sees JA “that way,” that's why he refuses her hugs, doesn't reply to her texts, and was avoiding her at Jung Hee's bar.

DH has developed romantic interests, but due to his marital status and work relationship with JA, was rightfully restraining himself and setting the boundaries with JA

DH’s character is a constant – how he is at the beginning of the show (passive, self-sacrificing, overly-righteous) remained constant throughout the show. This show is about JA’s journey of healing and empowerment.

DH’s character has his own transformative journey to traverse:

-          His lifelong sentence of earnestness

-          His always choosing righteousness over desire

-          His always helping others except himself

-          His propensity for sacrificing himself against choosing happiness for himself

Top reason for DH not having romantic interest in JA: the age gap and his sense of righteousness not to go after a younger woman

Top reasons for DH not going after JA:

1.       His marital status

2.       His work relationship with JA

Both of these roadblocks were resolved post time skip. The fact that the show did resolve these roadblocks implies that it intended to set the stage up for a possible romantic relationship between the two

JA’s unrequited love for DH resolved itself after she got to explore the world

Despite JA’s unrequited love for most part of the show, she did get her happy, fairy tale ending

This is not a romantic love story

This is not your traditional romantic love story, as the romance between DH and JA was implied to happen only after the timeline shown in the story

 

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6 hours ago, actionscript said:

Ohh it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who noticed the neck stares! :sweatingbullets:

 

Your words make me imagine that DH will very like to kiss JA's neck if they are in a relationship. 
:lol:

 

6 hours ago, actionscript said:

Here’s a quick draft of the differences I see between the views of shippers vs non-shippers. Just typing these on top of my head so I’d refine them further.

 

Thanks a lot!

 

6 hours ago, actionscript said:

Non-shippers

Shippers

DH just never sees JA “that way,” that's why he refuses her hugs, doesn't reply to her texts, and was avoiding her at Jung Hee's bar.

DH has developed romantic interests, but due to his marital status and work relationship with JA, was rightfully restraining himself and setting the boundaries with JA

DH’s character is a constant – how he is at the beginning of the show (passive, self-sacrificing, overly-righteous) remained constant throughout the show. This show for them is only about JA’s journey of healing and empowerment.

DH’s character has his own transformative journey to traverse:

-          His lifelong sentence of earnestness

-          His always choosing righteousness over desire

-          His always helping others except himself

-          His propensity for sacrificing himself against choosing happiness for himself

Top reason for DH not having romantic interest in JA: the age gap and his sense of righteousness not to go after a younger woman

Top reasons for DH not going after JA:

1.       His marital status

2.       His work relationship with JA

Both of these roadblocks were resolved post time skip. The fact that the show did resolve these roadblocks implies that it intended to set the stage up for a possible romantic relationship between the two post time skip

JA’s unrequited love for DH resolved itself after she got to explore the world

Despite JA’s unrequited love for most part of the show, she did get her happy, fairy tale ending

This is not a romantic love story

This is not your traditional romantic love story, as the romance between DH and JA was implied to happen only after the timeline of the show

 

 

1. DH just never sees JA “that way,” that's why he refuses her hugs, doesn't reply to her texts, and was avoiding her at Jung Hee's bar.

 

Then they can not interpret why he finally hug JA.

And he indeed reply her text after promotion.

 

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2. DH’s character is a constant – how he is at the beginning of the show (passive, self-sacrificing, overly-righteous) remained constant throughout the show. This show for them is only about JA’s journey of healing and empowerment.

 

He had a big change at this moment.

 

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At this moment, he totally changed.
He will abandon his old value system from now on.

If they think so, they can not interpret the dialogues show up here.

Also, if they have these idea, then they can not interpret what is the meaning of "not a big deal," "internal force," and "happy", these main value systems in this drama.

 

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3. Top reason for DH not having romantic interest in JA: the age gap and his sense of righteousness not to go after a younger woman

 

DH is not SW, lol. He is an ordinary man.
I think he has an interest in young lady. It is human nature, lol.

And also, SW already teach DH such value:

 

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4. JA’s unrequited love for DH resolved itself after she got to explore the world

 

From a girl's perspective, JA still loves DH.
It is very obvious from her face in the ending, I think.

 

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5. This is not a romantic love story

 

I think they are the audiences who didn't re-watch.  :lol:

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1 hour ago, actionscript said:

SH sacrificing his life-savings for JA was an indirect way to show his appreciation and gratitude, an indirect payback, to DH for all he has done for him, KH, and omma financially and otherwise; for DH taking on the eldest son’s role in the family on his behalf. And coursing it through JA was his tacit acknowledgement of her importance in the life of DH, perhaps a reflection of his change of stance with regards to DH and YH’s marriage and his view on JA.  It is his way of giving his blessing for the two, in the same manner all the other characters have given theirs in different ways – Ki Hoon, Gwang Il, Jung Hee, the janitor guardian, Ki Bum, and even Yung Hee.

 

Whoa!! Great point about Sang Hoon! His thankfulness toward Dong Hoon, his acceptance of Ji An all coming together in the very important moment of grandma's funeral. Yes!

 

1 hour ago, actionscript said:

Here’s a quick draft of the differences I see between the views of shippers vs non-shippers. Just typing these on top of my head so I’d refine them further.

 

Great organization and comparison. Thanks for laying these out. It strikes me that in the left-hand column there are more assumptions being made about DH. Or does your objective self also think we shippers make many assumptions?

 

And the "strong bond" edit for Wikipedia is excellent! Thanks for doing that! :lol:

 

20 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

If the audience carefully analyzes the above two scenes, people will find the following common points:

 

(1) JA's body is close enough to DH's.

(2) DH will hold something at the ending of this scene. (subway: handrail, kiss: JA's wrist)

 

 

Oooh, thanks for catching these hand scenes! I missed them when I was writing the Hands post, but you're right - once again DH's hands are communicating intense emotion.

 

5 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

So what I conclude is, for JA is a wisdom and calm woman, she knows that the job opportunity of Busan is very valuable.

 

By joining the company of Chairman's friend, she can earn a decent salary.  She can get chances to learn skill or get some certificates. She can be more equal with DH in economy or other aspects.

She can "pay back“.

 

It always bothered me, too, that they lost touch during the time skip. It drove me crazy, in fact! That was the reason I started writing the fanfic, so I could elaborate reasonable/ plausible reasons that they would not contact each other. :joy:

 

I had a lot of the same thoughts as you - that JA would want to give DH some space and try to find her own way to be happy.

 

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@actionscript I promise this is NOT another hint. :D)

 

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By the way, I am curious about why some people will recognize DH and JA as a platonic relationship.

Because JA always wants to hug DH, and DH wants to hold her hands.

I think it does not satisfy the definition of a platonic relationship.

I think the reason  some people deny the relationship is that:

 

1. They are just too young to understand word-less love.  They want explicit evidence such as "I love you". However, words are cheap and could deceive others. But the expression, gesture, emotion never tell a lie. I don't believe PDH wandering around JH's bar with a cigarette he never smoked is just because he had nothing to do.

 

2. They could not accept the age-gap relationship themselves and even do not allow others to have this feeling.

 

3. Many people from the East-Asia (esp. in China & Korea) are influenced by Confucianism. They prefer to restrict themselves' emotions. They prefer to talk about abstract morality instead of real feeling for specific people.

 

4. Many people even don't watch this drama carefully. They just get a glance. Many of them watched it fast-forward.  Many of them just watched clips instead of the whole drama.

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The following post is just my hobby.

I am not professional, but I want to share some of my observations.

I hope you guys will get something interesting.

Also hope someone professional could correct me if you wish.

 

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As we mentioned earlier, red and blue always show up in MM's pictures, like the following examples.

 

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DH and YH's home.

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Omma-KH-SH's home.

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JA's home.

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JH's bar.

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YR's home.

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The restaurant where DH and JA often go on dates.

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Dating location No. 2 Level crossing.

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So it makes sense to guess red and blue colors have their usage in MM.

 

Actually,

 

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Blue-hued pictures usually indicate that the character's mood is relatively cold.

 

Like: calm, melancholy, composed, restless, very purposeful, etc.

 

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Or used to present the atmosphere described above.

 

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Red-hued pictures usually indicate that the character's mood is relatively hot.

 

Like: impetuous, happy, angry, nervous, overwhelmed, etc.

 

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Or used to present the atmosphere described above.

 

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After knowing these, we can apply such understanding to the following two scenes.

 

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In the EP10 confession scene, there is a detail that the director lets the actors follow with the red and blue lights' positions to express the emotional change of the characters.

 

Start from DH's line, "Why are you ignoring me again?" to the ending, roughly speaking, the colors changing on JA's and DH's faces are as follows.

 

(R: red, B: blue)

 

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JA:RB | RB

 

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DH:B | R

 

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Among them, | means the moment that DH said the line "Go home. Why are you wandering around?" and started to run away.

 

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DH started to run away (´・ω・`)

 

I think the yellow and blue lights in the background house are being set deliberately.

 

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At first, when JA stood in front of the yellow house, she might have been a little anxious because she was about to do something big.

 

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But as she made up her mind, she calmed down and walked to the blue house.

 

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The blue light at this time indicates her determined and purposeful emotions.

 

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As DH escaped, she started to get restless again because she wanted to achieve the goal quickly. Then the picture turned red again.

 

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After achieving her goal, she left the scene.

Notice that the blue house in the background appeared again.

 

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In the end, her face ended with blue light, indicating that the goal was achieved, and she calmed down. Blue may also indicate some sadness.

 

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DH stood in front of the blue house at first. He was so annoyed that JA ignored him, but he was basically calm.
 

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But when he heard that JA loved him, he started to run away.
After saying, "Go home. Why are you wandering around," his mood is very flustered, and the picture has been red until the end.

 

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The scene where DH left with his bag after beating JA was the brightest, indicating that his emotions had reached the maximum at this moment.

 

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By the way, there is a scene that JA pulled DH's bag off.
 
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In the article THE WEIGHT OF WHAT WE CARRY mentioned that the bag means DH's self-imposed shackles of society.

 

So when DH was carrying that bag, he was a social man, and all actions would follow society's expectations.
So when he was carrying the bag, DH would live by the rules and would not do too much impulsive things.

 

But when he took it down, it meant that he was now a "human being" called Park Dong-hoon, and all his joys, sorrows, will directly show up without disguise.

 

I think this interpretation is basically correct. 
We can see from EP4, he directly hit the wall with a hammer, and EP9, he fought with KI, these two scenes, his bag was directly thrown to the ground.


But before he did these things, he still could talk well, and the bag was all hanging on his shoulders.

 

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(EP4)

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(EP9)

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So I guess when the moment JA completely pulled DH's bag down, it means that he is not using the social packaging of a boss or a colleague  to face JA anymore, but a "human being" called "Park Dong-hoon." 


That's why we see that he was so disturbing in this picture.

Because he couldn't disguise his true emotions, thoughts at this moment.

 

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As the same as above one, this scene also use change of colors to present the characters' different moods, so I won't go into details.

But this scene has a very noteworthy artistic thing I think is worth to see.

 

This one

 

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Why this one is worth for me to discuss?

Because the yellow light in the shot is the medium used by the director to convey "fire."

 

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It first appeared in YH's picture

 

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 and then DH's.

 

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It's like YH's apology lit the fuse, and the camera moving brings this fire into DH's heart.

After completely igniting the anger in DH's heart, the bomb finally exploded. (DH beats the door.)

 

I think this interpretation matches this scene and is very artistic, so I want to share it with you guys here.

 

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Thanks for reading this post. :1646639759_ezgif.com-gif-maker(1):

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2 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

As we mentioned earlier, red and blue always show up in MM's pictures, like the following examples.

 

Showing all of these scenes and your breakdown of them was so brilliant!! Thank you!! It's great to see all the scenes here, and to be able to compare the blue/ red/ yellow hues.

 

2 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

DH stood in front of the blue house at first. He was so annoyed that JA ignored him, but he was basically calm.

 

But when he heard that JA loved him, he started to run away.
After saying, "Go home. Why are you wandering around," his mood is very flustered, and the picture has been red until the end.

 

The scene where DH left with his bag after beating JA was the brightest, indicating that his emotions had reached the maximum at this moment.

 

 

WOW....!!! Yes! And the hue is quite "warm" (red) at the end of the scene as well. Great insights!

 

2 hours ago, YukawaCattle said:

But when he took it down, it meant that he was now a "human being" called Park Dong-hoon, and all his joys, sorrows, will directly show up without disguise.

 

I think this interpretation is basically correct. 
We can see from EP4, he directly hit the wall with a hammer, and EP9, he fought with KI, these two scenes, his bag was directly thrown to the ground.


But before he did these things, he still could talk well, and the bag was all hanging on his shoulders.

 

So I guess when the moment JA completely pulled DH's bag down, it means that he is not using the social packaging of a boss or a colleague  to face JA anymore, but a "human being" called "Park Dong-hoon." 


That's why we see that he was so disturbing in this picture.

Because he couldn't disguise his true emotions, thoughts at this moment.

 

 

Also a great insight! I had just thought that his bag related to the burden of his Department Head position (since the bag disappeared after he got promoted to Managing Director)...but it makes a lot of sense that when his bag drops on the ground that he becomes a regular human with regular emotions.

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For me, I think that there are two quotes that sum up My Mister.

 

The first are grandma's last words that are shown during the funeral - "If you think about it, each and every interpersonal relationship is quite fascinating and precious." This sums up Ji An's arc. It's her learning the importance of opening up and forming relationships with others, instead of constantly pushing others away.

 

The second is the monk's words of encouragement to Dong Hoon - "Just be brazen and think about yourself", summing up Dong Hoon's arc. It's interesting, because it's kind of the opposite of the first message, right? It's him learning the importance of prioritizing himself over the needs or expectations of others. This also extends to the expectations of society to keep his image of a 'successful' person with a good job and happy family.

 

Although these messages seem a little contradictory at first glance, I think they come together well to show that both are important. Community, society and the relationships around us are important and precious, but we still need to prioritize ourselves and our needs at times. 

 

It's also why the show ending with the two of them getting together makes so much sense to me and feels like a natural conclusion to both of their arcs. Ji An's side is fairly obvious, with forming a meaningful relationship with her person that helped her open up being a natural end point. For Dong Hoon, post time-skip, we see that he has already taken massive steps out of the 'expectations of society' box by leaving both his wife and job to pursue his happiness. The last step is him ignoring society's apprehension / judgement about an age-gap  relationship with Ji An, and pursuing what he wants without giving a damn about the norms of society.

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9 hours ago, sadiesmith said:

:sweat_smile: Hardly! Have you not come across this post on GMS? 

https://givemeslippers.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/gif-ahjussis-longing-looks/

 

Oh, thanks for the link.

I had read this but forgot it.

I put this link into the article now.

 

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18 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

I think the reason  some people deny the relationship is that:

 

1. They are just too young to understand word-less love.  They want explicit evidence such as "I love you". However, words are cheap and could deceive others. But the expression, gesture, emotion never tell a lie. I don't believe PDH wandering around JH's bar with a cigarette he never smoked is just because he had nothing to do.

 

Yes.

And we can from YH's dialogue know he really stays there very long, lol.

 

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18 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

2. They could not accept the age-gap relationship themselves and even do not allow others to have this feeling.

 

3. Many people from the East-Asia (esp. in China & Korea) are influenced by Confucianism. They prefer to restrict themselves' emotions. They prefer to talk about abstract morality instead of real feeling for specific people.

 

After reading some comments about this drama, I was very surprised that Western society still has many people who can't accept the age-gap relationship.

Originally I think maybe this is just the problem of East-Asia because, as you said, there is a traditional culture that thinks this is immoral.

It is immoral because our traditional culture with a strong sense of social class, and age is also a kind of social class in a country which influenced by Confucianism.

But I guess age is not a kind of social class of Western society.

 

18 hours ago, Thomas Zhang said:

4. Many people even don't watch this drama carefully. They just get a glance. Many of them watched it fast-forward.  Many of them just watched clips instead of the whole drama.

 

Maybe this is the main reason.

And many of them didn't re-watch, lol.

 

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12 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

Showing all of these scenes and your breakdown of them was so brilliant!! Thank you!! It's great to see all the scenes here, and to be able to compare the blue/ red/ yellow hues.

 

Thanks. :1646639759_ezgif.com-gif-maker(1):

 

12 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

WOW....!!! Yes! And the hue is quite "warm" (red) at the end of the scene as well. Great insights!

 

After understanding the red color, it is very interesting that if JA is really just a child to DH, he doesn't have to panic like this. (´・ω・`)
The color of this picture is so bright and warm. (´・ω・`)

 

12 hours ago, the_sweetroad said:

Also a great insight! I had just thought that his bag related to the burden of his Department Head position (since the bag disappeared after he got promoted to Managing Director)...but it makes a lot of sense that when his bag drops on the ground that he becomes a regular human with regular emotions.

 

Maybe after he got promoted, he became more like a regular human with regular emotions?
I feel that the behavior and mentality of DH are very different when he has the bag or does not have the bag.

 

For example, the director KWS let DH take the bag off when DH is crying in EP4 and EP8

 

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and after crying:

 

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This action is very different when EP10 and EP11 he faces JA as THE WEIGHT OF WHAT WE CARRY mentioned.

 

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The bag is in his hand.
Not on his shoulder.

 

It seems he will be a more regular human when his bag is off his shoulder.

 

So one reason DH didn't hug JA at the first time maybe because he still has the bag. (´・ω・`)

JA should pull it off before she asks for a hug. (´・ω・`)

 

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The same as before kissing DH. JA should pull the bag off so that she will directly seduce DH. (´・ω・`)

 

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Maybe it will be "Yes" if the bag is pulled off. (´・ω・`)

 

Incorrect steps cause failure. :lol:


An interesting addition for me is when DH brings JA to JH's bar, JA's bag is in his hand. JA only takes her jacket.

I love this picture so much.

I think this picture can contrast with that when DH carries his bag.

 

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By the way, @the_sweetroad, I read your fiction and think it is perfect.
So sweet and well written.

Thanks for sharing this nice fiction.

I am looking forward to reading the ending. :blush:

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On 1/20/2022 at 2:19 AM, sadiesmith said:

Hardly! Have you not come across this post on GMS? 

https://givemeslippers.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/gif-ahjussis-longing-looks/

 

Yes I have! So nice!!

 

 @popai5also used the term neck.. And then I introduced “nape.” At least anatomically we’re getting more specific! :sweat_smile:

 

On 1/19/2022 at 7:55 PM, YukawaCattle said:

As we mentioned earlier, red and blue always show up in MM's pictures, like the following examples.

 

Woah!! And I suppose background color hues are made to draw attention to one’s subconscious mind, so that’s a very impressive observation!! I enjoyed the pictures very much!

 

On 1/19/2022 at 4:50 PM, the_sweetroad said:

Great organization and comparison. Thanks for laying these out. It strikes me that in the left-hand column there are more assumptions being made about DH. Or does your objective self also think we shippers make many assumptions?

 

MariaF introduced a very nice concept over at KFG’s site, called Chekhov’s Gun.

 

To summarize the principle:

 

“Chekhov’s gun is a dramatic principle that suggests that details within a story or play will contribute to the overall narrative. This encourages writers to not make false promises in their narrative by including extemporaneous details that will not ultimately pay off by the last act, chapter, or conclusion.”

 

“The most famous version advises: “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.””

 

“If something in your narrative grabs the reader’s attention, that detail has narrative work to do and must be significant to the overall work.”

 

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/writing-101-what-is-chekhovs-gun-learn-how-to-use-chekhovs-gun-in-your-writing#who-was-anton-chekhov-and-how-was-chekhovs-gun-invented

 

I liked it because it finally puts an official name to what we’ve been referring to as clues and breadcrumbs! And it confirms our theory all along that even the shortest of scenes that was put in by the PDnim had to be interpreted as contributing to the overall narrative. And My Mister seemed to primarily rely on this technique to tell its story.

 

All the details like drawing attention to the hands actually use this principle, as DH’s and JA’s hands, which came into focus twice in the final scene, are significant in interpreting that scene.

 

Even all those clues and scenes we’ve been discussing on this thread! For example, Yu Ra’s ep 8 audition lines used the term “love,” that is already a direct indication on how to interpret the more subtle “like” that JA used 3 times. Otherwise, that scene should not have been there, or the words used should have been different.

 

So I think that’s why many shippers came to be only after several re-watches, which many non-shippers failed to grasp after only one or two watches, because at first many (including me) did not appreciate enough, or were not yet able to make complete sense of, all those scenes, clues and breadcrumbs that applied the Chekhov’s Gun principle. That they were seriously and meticulously put in there by the show, and were not meant to be brushed off as mere coincidences or worse, just filler moments!

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