Okay — this is the very, very last set of questions I got for the Liebster event that swept through the k-drama blogs a little while ago. They’re really late, I know. But better late than never, right? The questions come from from Idle Revelry‘s blog, here!
Cut for length…
1) What are your top three favorite posts you’ve written?
First up would be my first ever analytical post on a k-drama: the overly-long titled, I Miss You controversy? I have thoughts on that! I wrote it before creating this blog and it was my first real indication that maybe I should have a k-drama blog. That I had enough thoughts to be worth the effort of sharing. Which is why I’m proud of it, even though I think it’s one of my least read posts. (No one knew I existed back then. I barely knew.)
Second is a much lighter topic: a post I did on the symbolism in Alice In Cheongdam-dong — the much more popular (thanks to the power of Dramabeans) yet unimaginatively titled, Yet another Alice in Cheongdam-dong post. I’m pleased with it mainly because I really do adore this sort of symbolism and I had so much fun digging it out and putting the post together.
Third and finally, my most favorite one because it’s the one I worked the hardest on (best title of the three, as well): Rom-coms and Flower Boys. I compare and contrast Flower Boy Ramyun Shop and Flower Boy Next Door and it took days and it’s practically a school paper on the subject and I loves it so, so much. Very much a “I made this!” feel to the thing.
(I will say — I wince at the screencapping in all of them. You can see the progression and it does get better but… man I was on a learning curve and you certainly can see it.)
2) Do you have a writing philosophy? If you do, what is it? If you don’t, how do you set out to write? Hmm… Not consciously… But since you asked and got me thinking, I’d say: be honest, be clear, have fun. I love stories and all the ways of telling them so my blog’s focus is on how a story is working (or not) for me and sharing the whys and wherefores. Basically, if I enjoy thinking about it, then I’ll enjoy writing about it and, hopefully, others will enjoy reading about it.
3) Give a synopsis of a drama you wish someone would write. Ooh! This is just different enough from the question where I answered what drama I would create myself… So if someone else were doing it for me… I would love a drama version of the movie Eat, Drink, Man, Woman. Probably because it revolves around three sisters and was awesome and I’d like something to satisfy the craving left empty by You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin. There are no birth secrets and not a whole lot of dramatics. Each sister starts the film in one place and ends the film in another place entirely. As does their father. It’s like one giant coming-of-age or something. Plus, there’s a whole lot of cooking shots. Which, as Pasta taught me, is definitely a bonus.
4) How do you feel about the 2013 drama year so far? Which year was your favorite? I’m feeling very positive! I’m so new here I can’t possibly claim the knowledge required to say it’s all gone down hill since… whatever. (Or improved since whatever, for that matter!) What we’ve got now is all I know. This view may change as I watch more older dramas, but seriously, last year was my first complete year so…
5) Do you watch jdoramas and if so which are your favs? I have watched three jdoramas. (Why is it called “doramas” by the way?) One Million Stars Falling From the Sky — which I think got recced on a Dramabeans “open-thread”as a good dark drama right at a moment when I was looking for a dark drama. You’re My Pet — which I meant to watch just one episode of after Dramabeans posted about the Korean movie version getting made. (The drama was strangely compelling. The movie, I couldn’t get past the first few minutes.) And of course, Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo. Which I got into because of Dramafever’s banner. All three are massively different from each other. All three are good. The only reason I haven’t watched more is the lack of legal streaming sites. (I’d love it if that changed.)
Bonus) We have recap blogs, general thoughts blogs, squee blogs, etc. What kind of kdrama blog would you like to see? I struggled and struggled with this question and then… it hit me. A compilation blog! A place that gives updated links, based on topic, to all the kdrama blogs out there. That way there’s a resource to turn to if, for example, you marathon a drama and want to see what all’s been said about it since it aired. Massive amount of work, though. You’d probably need quite a few hands on deck to get it going and keep it going. But if someone was willing and able? So, so handy.
And that’s it! Just a tiny bit more info about me.