modern times.

some kind of white noise.

meet me at the bar

not adding | selectively adding | adding

This is a drama free since '93 zone, folks. add | subtract | friend | defriend at will. You don't need to tell me the whys and the wherefores. If you would like to be added back, please let me know. But if you're here just for fic, or icons, or out of sheer boredom and couldn't care less about long, heartfelt discussions on why it has been statistically proven, through an intensive deconstruction of the fanfiction writing phenomenon, that a massive amount of bad!fic is usually written for fandoms which have disproportionately attractive people, then that is fine also. Fic and icons are unlocked. Capslock usage is overly generous. Bring in all your unpopular opinions and doomed ships to the party, and I promise cheap beer and terrible love songs.
modern times.

for a destination [kdrama rec: what's up]


What's Up Poster 2

So, this is basically my last post before an indefinite hiatus because RL gets really, really real this year, but damn, I am so much in love with this right now that I had to talk about it, especially because this is one of those dramas that it's nearly impossible to even hear about, for some strange reason, and the only reason I ever saw it was because I've now seen close to 60 dramas and IT'S JUST HARD TO FIND STUFF, GUYS, LET ALONE GOOD STUFF. So when someone mentioned it as "underrated" on some forum or the other, I was like, 'eh, okay, let's give it a try before the Internship of Doom starts' etc.

(Also, apart from the 'let's just give it a try', I also started watching it because Im Joo Eun and Kim Ji Won!!! I am totally a sucker for these two and they were so wasted in The Heirs (as was everyone even remotely connected with that show.))

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Let's get this straight: THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. It was written before DH or You've Fallen For Me and lost out on the market and collective memory because of ridiculous network issues. The fact that this drama is underrated makes very little sense considering how popular dramas of this category are, and considering how beautifully written and ridiculously well-acted it is in general, I'd genuinely expect it to be a lot more popular. So, the only real reason I can figure out for that is because of the various production/release related external issues, and that it's basically comprised of the K-Drama B-Team, actors who usually play the second leads (there's a lot of "Oh, It's That Guy/Girl From...") and don't have the drawing star power or idol appeal of either SUFBB or DH. However, that actor-character dynamic is a factor that probably worked for me, because the whole setting of this musical theatre undergrads trying to make it felt like they were trying to make it because of the meta casting choices. So the whole thing felt very college, when you're only dreaming of making it and the actual work you're getting done doesn't feel like it's going to get you anywhere. Further, tonally, it's very unlike a regular kdrama, which obv is a death knell in kdrama world. And and if the editing is a little abrupt, it's because it was externally messed up by the network, they legit cut down the episode length a lot, but I wouldn't have known that without actually knowing it factually (and it must have been a lot because the Fame performance from the freaking trailer doesn't make it to the actual show. I HATE THE SYSTEM). Also, it took some two years to release so all the excitement over it had died by the time it actually released, not to mention it was dropped by the major networks and then picked up by cable, all of which also adds to the 'underrated' part. And maybe because it's darker, more cynical and more off-beat than all its idol counterparts, and possibly more niche because of it.


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I didn't realize for the longest time that the title is a reference to Four Non Blondes' What's Up (maybe because I legit thought that song was called What's Going On till today) even though it's used often in the drama and is a part of one of my most favorite scenes ever. Honestly, I think it's a perfect encapsulation of what I love about this drama.Trying to get up this great big hill of hope, for a destination. The theme of being trapped is established right from the outset; Doo Ri auditioning with Nora's part from A Doll's House, Tae Yi stuck in a vulnerable childlike state because of her dad's death and mother's abandonment, Do Sung forever hidden behind the stage mask and his mother's political ambitions, Jae Hun's inability to break from the past because his self-definition is tied to it by now, Byung Gun with the excessive social anxiety created by an audience, Chae Young literally confined by her own persona. The frustration, the hope, the whole atmospheric feel of it; the complicated, confusing emotions where you're not too young to feel things you feel and yet everyone puts less value on your emotions because you're young. It's darker than most musical dramas-- You've Fallen For Me, Dream High, Shut Up! Flower Boy Band and looser, less structured, less plotted than dramas which can be considered ~objectively better and admittedly has a conclusion that is totally unresolved on a lot of angles, but it's grittier, realer because of it; not so much in story, but in emotions-- if that makes sense. Even when the things happening are predictable or incredulity-rousing, the feelings seem real. Maybe because the actors are so damn good. It's not even the Island of Misfit Toys appeal, because what this show mostly explores is that everyone is their own Misfit Toy in their own island. There's no standard of normalcy to adhere to. The naive country girl doesn't fit in as much as the cocky street rebel doesn't, the average singer doesn't fit in as much as the star doesn't, the idol doesn't fit in as much as the chaebol doesn't, the privileged princess doesn't fit in as much as the gamer girl doesn't. Nobody really fits in anywhere, and all you can really hope for in being shoved together is that your edges don't scrape people around you enough for you to be left alone.

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all you touch and all you see.

[fic] the complete guide to insufficiency

So fluffyfrolicker is hosting the mortals shall bow; a multi fandom women comment ficathon and I AM BASICALLY MAKING EVERYONE WRITE ME RAVEN/BELLAMY FIC AS THEY SHOULD. And clearly I am surrounded by people I do not deserve, because they've actually done it to. PLZ READ ASAP.

upupa_epops: False Dichotomy, The 100, R. Raven/Bellamy(/Clarke), I pity the woman who will love you / when I am done. She will show up / to your first date with a dustpan / and broom, ready to pick up all the pieces / I left you in.

kwritten: what's so dangerous about a look in the dark? | 100 | (b)raven | pg13 | i am giving you the entire story. you have already leafed through my pages. you have seen the whole show. your approval is not my concern.

upupa_epops: This Is Earth, The 100, NC-17, Raven/Bellamy, NC-17. just the kind of girl you wanted, all hungry and hurt and needing.

But sometimes I get taken in by my own tricks. CURSE YOU, MARTA.

the complete guide to insufficiency
the 100. indefinite period post 1x11. raven/bellamy, unrequited raven/finn, clarke, octavia. r
But then again, there’s nowhere to go, really. Not here.
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some say the world will.

[fic] caught up in your love affair

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISHI. \o/ Dedicated to your flawless totally correct choices. Also, I am much lmao@Bob Morley clearly shipping the hell out of Raven/Bellamy. Also, I must be certifiable. No more fic ever. I don't have a Bellamy POV planned which needs to hopefully be better because Raven-from-the-outside. And I just can't understand it, there is no fic for them AT ALL and are you fucking kidding me right now, fandom. I know only, like, two people are interested in this, but then again, I've also written jihoo/jandi and sebastian/rachel/blaine fic, and, well.

caught up in your love affair
the 100. indefinite period post 1x11. raven/bellamy, unrequited raven/finn, finn, clarke. r
Sleeping with Bellamy was strange in a way that sleeping with Finn isn’t.
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suppose we never fell in love.

how i met your mother [or i can't think of creative titles because my brain fried]


the way we get by.

i know the moment when the abandonment looked a lot like flight.

I have written eight fics in a week. eight.

I am never getting over anything, anything, ever.

Also, I didn't initially realize this but it's:

[spoiler.]You're out of my life, forever.

bookended with:

Come back to me. Always.

excuse me while i go jump off something. [but I have seen nearly every city from a rooftop without jumping. we were never tragedies, we were emergencies.]

Also, I've been very :s about some of the movie reviews that I feel completely miss the entire point of the movie; [especially ones like this, which I wrote a long reply to that I'm posting here] and have this inexplicable idea that Veronica coming back is a step down and not 'feminist enough' and Veronica is giving up her entire life for a boy which, what even.

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Oh, and in this regard, I then came across a v. interesting interview with Rob, which I think is enlightening (and honestly, I LOVE how clear-eyed the show is about Veronica.) and adds to the point about Veronica's POV Veronica Mars' POV

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but I keep them in a box under my bed

multi-purpose post [veronica mars: fic + icons]


I just made a few icons and didn't want to make a separate post for it, so *kanye shrug*. also, omg, I didn't realize quite how shadow/light the movie was till now. ALSO, I have to say, the vmars ficathon was the most fun I've had in the longest time and everyone who participated or wrote fic is epic the end. (Like, the quality of fic is insane. GO READ ETC.) And Logan/Veronica = OTP of OTPs #noregrets #whyamiusinghashtags

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no rest for the wicked.
veronica movie. veronica/logan, keith, mac, wallace, dick. pg-13
She doesn't so much as get a Welcome Back, Veronica brochure detailing how to do adulthood in your childhood home in seven easy steps! Which seems a gross oversight on the universe's part, if you ask her.
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modern times.

get out while you're young | the veronica mars movie post

GUYS. I SO BADLY WANT TO TALK THAT THIS IS NOW PRIMARILY A CELEBRATION POST. SO ALL THE THOUGHTS AND ANGST AND GIFS ARE WELCOME. And this is also a ficathon because it's Veronica Mars and all she wants is everything. The way that works is that prompt if you want, but just talk if you want, I need my fix of vmars in any form. write meta if you will. icon if you want. just about anything.

(Marta is a life-ruiner, she ruins lives. she's the one who told me to do this so go blame her for global warming and everything in between.)



- the first rule of fight club.

- one prompt per comment.

- prompts can be related to anything in vmars, i.e. including the show and not merely the movie because there's just so much ground to explore. this is to celebrate the movie because apparently having your heart ripped out warrants celebration; who woulda thunk.

- tl;dr prompt for anything vmars basically.

- but since this is movie-related, there shall be spoilers in the comments; fair warning.

- Post your fills to the FILLED PROMPTS section below. fill for your own prompts if you so wish because we are all WAY more invested in the fic than how well we can keep to prompts.

- If you so desire, pimp this on your journals, using the link below for the html code.

- please write me fic. i need this. i'm an addict.


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the lonesome all understand

[fic] you must atone some

written for the doramathon. (how is it that i am writing all the fic on there, you guys are the worst, omg.) Also, my favorites are terrible, awful, no-good people in this fic, so please excuse them. It got too long for a comment fic, so it gets its own post, in my own journal /what even.

xsinsofglassx's lovely prompt: You’re so calm and quiet, you never say. But there are things inside you. I see them sometimes, hiding in your eyes.

you must atone some.
boys over flowers. ji hoo/jan di. r.
geum jan di. she's resilient. like grass. like a weed. that's a bad analogy, that's a common analogy.
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