the manz is glowing
the manz is glowing
Cover by Yuko Shimizu, 2018.
What the fxxx!!!
Really?! In front of my plant!!
my favorite color is pink and EVERYONE better remember that.
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jeongyeon back…mingi back….haseul possibly back….nature really is healing<3
4/30/2021 the best sensation my body can give me, is tears across my face.
*JY, sneaking home to the shared aparment at 3am*
ZZX, sitting crossed leg in the living room couch: Where were you?
JY: H-Hey babe! I was uh.. Out with He Tian!
HT, turning on a lamp next to ZXX: Try again.
JY: !! M-Me and Redhead were just g-going to call you!
Mo, flipping on the kitchen lights behind them: You done fucked up Jian Yi...
(I’ve wanted to write this post for a very long time and I'm finally doing it before the comics come out and probably offer a different perspective)
In one of the trailers for Far Cry 3, "The Savages: Vaas & Buck", which was released about two months before the game, Vaas has a large tattoo on his right arm. In Far Cry 3, however, he doesn't have any.
What most likely happened is that the developers simply tried several designs and eventually decided not to give him a tattoo, but seeing Vaas with a tattooed arm got me thinking… He used to be a Rakyat warrior before he started working for Hoyt so it would make sense for him to have tattoos. What if he did have one… but it disappeared when he left the tribe?
The tattoo (or, more precisely, the tatau) Jason receives from Dennis is supposed to help him reveal his “true self” as a warrior. It also seems to be magical because, as Jason grows stronger and learns new skills, new patterns supernaturally appear on his skin.
Citra’s goal is to make Jason the ultimate warrior. She tells him she will give him power and what he desires... if he does what she asks and kills people for her, basically. At the end of the story, when she decides it's time for Jason to receive the final tatau, she warns him that, if he refuses to complete the ritual (which includes killing his friends), everything he has accomplished on the island will be erased, including his tatau. This doesn’t actually happen for gameplay reasons but, according to the lead writer, Jeffrey Yohalem, this "radical" ending was considered at some point.
Throughout the game, we learn that, before Jason, it was Vaas who was destined to become the ultimate warrior. He, too, did what Citra asked and killed people for her. In fact, he explains that the first time he ever killed, it was for his sister, that he would have done anything for her, but that it was never enough... When the time came to finally fulfill the role she had in mind for him, he understandably refused to participate in the quite extreme ritual and left.
Even though there’s probably no hidden meaning behind Vaas’ tattoo in the trailer, I think it’s possible that, as Citra’s former candidate to become the ultimate warrior, he did receive a tatau but, because he refused to complete the ritual, it magically disappeared. That might explain why, despite the fact he was a Rakyat warrior, Vaas doesn't seem to have tattoos.
One thing I know is that long haired Juyeon in the next episode of kingdom will make deobi-tumblr go ape shit 🙃
We all know what we’ve been through in 2020. As 2021 picks up, what better time to enjoy cute and light-hearted dramas? Here are some of our recommended romance comedies of 2020:
1. Be With You 好想和你在一起 recommended by Admin JY
GIF by shoujoinvestigation
It had been a while since my heart felt uwu in 2020, and I’m glad that this drama was the one who helped me relive that feeling again!
A light but reasonably balanced romcom, Be With You features Ji Xiao Bing as a lovely nuanced stoic male lead, paired with a straightforward, responsible and fairly independent female lead.
While the drama is fairly simple in its premise, the drama does a decent job in making sure that the characters are relatively more nuanced than predictable stereotypes - leading to a slightly unusual vibe for a romcom in the first four as the character dynamics first start off.
Soon after, the healthy relationship development takes off (along with a bit of my heart). Although the leads have seemingly opposite personalities, it was lovely to see how both of them communicate with and respect each other even as they are both inexperienced in romance and navigate their relationship in comedic (and ofc some tropey) ways.
While the show’s pacing and main focus shifts towards the end of the drama towards the supporting characters, I still do hope that more people can join me in appreciating the cute dynamics of this show’s main pairing!
2. The Romance of Tiger and Rose 传闻中的陈芊芊 recommended by Admin JY
One of the popular and well-raved shows of 2020, there is definitely good reason for this drama’s positive reviews!
As a rare original scripted Chinese drama, the story is about a female lead who finds herself living in her own drama script’s female-dominated society as she navigates her “character’s” fate - between romance and the intrinsic conflicts between the male lead’s motivations and her kingdom’s interests.
Through fast-paced developments, the story takes us in unexpected directions with both great fun comedy and its fair share of serious and emotional moments. With an empowered and likably genuine female lead and a sweet yet scheming male lead, there were plenty of cute moments and great chemistry in the show. Supporting characters were also likable and did well to complement the show’s comedic dynamics.
While there were definitely still some flaws and plotholes, the enjoyment that the show delivers and its interesting reflection of gender roles in society is more than enough for this drama to deserve its rave.
3. Dating in the Kitchen 我, 喜欢你 recommended by Admin JL
Having first gained traction last October on cnet with its scenes of crack-ish, fun humour (aka: Lu Jin the human bubble machine scene), it's pretty much emblematic of the quirky and comedic beats of this romcom which seems to be rare. I had so much fun, and was so happy to be able to experience a romcom like this!
With exceptional comedy nailed, of course, we can’t go without romance for a good romcom. While admitting that the writing takes some crazy liberties to make twists to the most melodramatic tropes, the romance was made truly ~yummy!!~ (like the delicacies featured in the show!) by Lin Yu Shen and Zhao Lu Si’s electrifying performance, individually and together. (With this, I fell deeply for Lin Yu Shen as an actor too~) This drama’s romance simply can’t be missed if you’re into age gap romances like me, because this drama really understands the moe of it and goes all the way! All flaws become negligible. :p
Considering that a movie adaptation preceded it - one which I also enjoyed, it’s amazing how the drama managed to offer a fresh experience and, for me, an even better one! It defined my October of 2020.
Don’t watch this on an empty stomach though!
Watch the official episodes, subbed, on Youtube.
4. Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko Made mo recommended by Admin JY
If cute bubbly female lead x cold handsome male lead is your kind of romcom jam, look no further than KoiTsudu!
This drama brings together all the familiar elements of such a romcom dynamic in a light-hearted and engaging way, taking place in a medical/hospital setting (which seems very reminiscent of Itazura na Kiss in its later half too).
While the female lead is innocent, inexperienced and sometimes clumsy, she is also hardworking and dedicated to her patients. As the female lead learns from her experiences on the job, she becomes stronger and more confident in herself - in her own journey of growth. In this process, we see the male lead showcase different sides of himself as their relationship develops.
Amidst the cute moments of unexpected romantic interactions, this was also well-balanced with levels of sensibility as the characters’ personalities do not drastically get lost even after they fall in love, and their relationship is gradually developed rather than suddenly.
With a generally simple and episodic-based narrative, this drama is definitely an easily accessible, light and fun drama that anyone can enjoy.
Twogether (2020) recommended by Admin JY
Not a drama recommendation, but with such light-hearted and fun interactions, this Netflix variety show could well deliver all the feels of watching a romcom!
Even as someone who does not identify as a fangirl of either Lee Seunggi or Jasper Liu, this was still a lovely and enjoyable show to watch for its cute and wholesome interactions by both members.
With Seunggi’s playful and proactive energy balanced by Jasper’s cute and adaptive chill personality, their multilingual interactions were nothing short of wholesome yet amusing and entertaining, especially as they began to warm up to each other over time.
With a simple premise of accomplishing tasks to meet overseas fans, this show was also perfect in its timing (amidst pandemic banning international travel) to showcase the beautiful and scenic locations to add to your to-visit list in Southeast Asia! But the best part was definitely watching the fans' genuinely heartwarming reactions and how all of them really felt so happy seeing their idol that the audience would also feel happy for them!
What are your favourite romcoms of 2020?
Written by Admin JY and Admin JL. GIF via Tumblr, by original posters linked.
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jb and his only hyung ✧