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I'm completely serious about wanting to do some sort of White Christmas fic-a-thon. It sounds like there are a couple of people interested in at least watching it but they all want to wait till summer SO what if we did it like this:

Sometime in late June or in July, once people have had a chance to watch it, we have people sign up to write fic. No punishments if you don't write it, no word limit, and you can write anything at all you want to write. And if you don't sign up, but you end up wanting to write something, you can totally post it. The signups are more because sometimes you need that kick in the pants of I-actually-committed-so-I-should-do-this-oh-look-there's-a-deadline to get you to writing. Do we think this is workable? Even if we only got five or ten stories, it would still be worth it to do since right now there is LITERALLY NOTHING. (Except for Ranya's. Which is wonderful. But not enough.)

For those of you who like kdramas, WATCH THIS SHOW. For those of you who haven't had any interest in kdramas, I really think you'd enjoy it, so maybe you could give it a try anyway?

It's got a fantastic cast (for those of you who know any Korean actors: Esom, Kim Woo Bin, Sung Joon, Hong Jong Hyeon, Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Young Kwan, Kwak Jung Wook) and great, great writing.

So the premise is that all of these kids are super bright (and each broken in their own way, though the fullness of that is only revealed as the show goes on) and attending a school for gifted students that’s way in the middle of nowhere. The eight of them get mysterious ~messages hinting at something dark and terrible coming and so they stay at school over Christmas. And get snowed in. And as it turns out…yeah, something dark and terrible is totally coming, but it wasn't what any of them expected it to be.

And the whole show is an exercise in showing that monsters are made, not born, and they’re made from choices, and anyone can make those choices under the right circumstances—anyone. It’s a psychological thriller where every time you think things are looking up there’s some new scary twist and the characters keep discovering things about themselves and each other they probably didn’t want to know.

And it’s close to perfect. Really. There are some holes in the very final episode, but they’re plot holes, not emotional resonance holes—a few of the details don’t make full sense in the logic definition of the word, but emotionally they make complete and total sense and when you get to the ending you realize that’s where you were headed all along, and it’s the only place it could have gone.

My only complaint is there’s only one female character BUT she’s amazing (actually, that's a lie, there's two, but there's only one in the main cast) and the male characters are amazing too and honestly it’s so good and you should all watch it.

Oh, and it’s only eight episodes, so it’s short. And here's a bunch of places you can watch it.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THIS FANDOM A THING. If ever a show needed a fandom, it's this one. I want it so bad that this post isn't even remotely coherent. Picture me with grabby hands doing a Gollum impression because that's about where I am at the moment.

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Date: 2014-05-19 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
Sounds like I'm going to have to watch that, hmm?

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Date: 2014-05-19 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vergoldung.livejournal.com
I mean, it was already on my list but now it's at the top of the list. (I promise nothing but I will do my best.)

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Date: 2014-05-19 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.

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Date: 2014-05-20 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sissimoc.livejournal.com
On pourra regarder ensemble ! \<3/ en plus des autres dix mille trucs qu'on doit regarder ^^

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Date: 2014-05-19 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madcap-shiny.livejournal.com
EXCITING. it's been so long since i watched a quality kdrama; my first viewing of shut up was the last one. can't wait for this! i go home on........the 8th of june, i think, so you have permission to save the date and start bugging me relentlessly after that.

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Date: 2014-05-19 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
AWESOME. You are going to love Eun Sung--she's a monster girl.

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Date: 2014-05-19 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] youcallitwinter.livejournal.com
THIS IS SUCH A GREAT DRAMA, I CANNOT. I MEAN, SERIOUSLY. It was so dark, and atmospheric and beautiful and intense. Also, weirdly enough, I was so ridiculously attracted to Sung Joon in this though I've never, ever been attracted to him before? (I've seen him in SUFBB, Can We Get Married?, INR 3 and I didn't feel anything for him in particular before.) I think it was a combination of his character, and his clothes. He was so freaking hot omg.

BUT FANTASTIC SHOW IN ALL POSSIBLE ASPECTS. A++++ rec.

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Date: 2014-05-19 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I AM SO GLAD YOU LOVE IT! I want everyone to love it! And maybe you can write some fic if we do that?

It's just so well-constructed. Ugh.

YES YES HE'S SUPER HOT IN THIS DRAMA. The clothes are absolutely to die for--all those sleek lines. Ah! My love!

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Date: 2014-05-19 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kwritten.livejournal.com
I WANT TO WATCH THIS SO BAD BUT IDK HOW TO FIND A DOWNLOAD FOR IT?!

HELP.

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Date: 2014-05-19 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
OH NO. Will none of those streams work for you? I don't know about downloads, I'll have to ask around!

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Date: 2014-05-19 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kwritten.livejournal.com
streaming doesn't work for me bc my internet is so damn slow at my apt :(

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Date: 2014-05-20 09:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] indiesnopp.livejournal.com
@circustronic at tumblr has dl links in her 'white christmas' tag somewhere

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Date: 2014-05-20 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
Let me know if the one Ranya told you about works for you or not!

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Date: 2014-05-24 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kwritten.livejournal.com
sobbing forever


I can NOT get torrents to download here at all.

fml

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Date: 2014-05-24 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I am so sad! I will ask around again and see if we can find something else!

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Date: 2014-05-24 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kwritten.livejournal.com
If only this link had come into my life a week ago - I was able to torrent back in the states!

(I wonder if my sister anyone would be willing to torrent it and then drop the episodes one by one into a dropbox or something....)

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Date: 2014-05-30 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kwritten.livejournal.com
wut.

omg this got lost in my inbox. are you serious?!

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Date: 2014-05-30 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
Of course! I'll give it a try, though knowing me and technology, I make no guarantees it will be successful. I'll try it this weekend.

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Date: 2014-05-20 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ever-neutral.livejournal.com
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

And I see you've reeled in more victims; congratulations.

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Date: 2014-05-20 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I am so proud. I am beaming.

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Date: 2014-05-21 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaiosea.livejournal.com
I am so down for this! If you would like help in coordinating anything, let me know when the time comes! summer has arrived for me now :D an optional space to prompt/fill could be fun for inspiration as well.

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Date: 2014-05-21 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I'M SO EXCITED. And yes, I think a prompt section would be a really good idea. Sometimes you want to write, but you don't know what you want to write.

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Date: 2014-05-22 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaiyong.livejournal.com
I kind of. Sort have. Might have watched the entire show in two nights. Oops.

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Date: 2014-05-23 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaiyong.livejournal.com
I LOVED IT SO MUCH. Like yeah there were some obvious flaws but the whole show just had so many layers and the character dynamics were flawless and just-- I think it's a drama I could actually rewatch.

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Date: 2014-05-23 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THIS!!! It really is so underrated, and I'm always thrilled when somebody else discovers it!

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Date: 2014-05-22 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azurrys.livejournal.com
Quick question while I hunt down a torrent (because I can't bear streaming anything longer 10 minutes): is there romance in this? For some reason I can't discern I've been meh about nearly every romance in nearly ever K-drama I've watched so far (not that I've watched many--maybe 5? lol) so I figured I'd just ask before I start. Otherwise, it sounds pretty promising!

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Date: 2014-05-22 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
Soooort of? A couple of the characters have a history and there's some sexual tension you can see between others, but not really. It's definitely, definitely not a major element.

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Date: 2014-05-23 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azurrys.livejournal.com
Ah, thank you, that's all I need know! I tend to prefer it when the romance isn't always front and centre (with K-dramas, anyway, I think half of it is because every. single. one seems to have a mostly pointless love triangle ffffff), so it sounds like I'll like this one. I'll watch it over the weekend.

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Date: 2014-05-23 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I do hate pointless love triangles SO MUCH. But you definitely don't have to worry about that kind of drama--everybody's too busy facing the darkness inside themselves to get into much of that!

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