dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
Before I go into what will likely be a lengthy and emotional post, I just wanted to thank you - thank you everyone who commented on my livejournal or posted on their own (and not just lj - joonni is amazing and I had a ton of fun lurking at soompi), everyone who made vids, wrote fics. I don't remember the last time I was involved in a drama with that much fandom enthusiasm and fun...actually, I lied. I remember - it was last year's City Hunter :)



I was very happy with the way Faith ended (I should have known to trust the writer - she has yet to write a drama that disappointed me), but I still feel bereft. I've followed and obsessed over this drama for 12 nail-biting weeks. I've developed all sorts of ridiculous rituals, not to mention spent a giant chunk of my free time on it. And now I feel empty. I don't want to say goodbye to this drama's world and to its characters - I don't want to let go of Eun Soo, Choi Young, Gongmin, Nogook, the Woodalchi shippers, Lady Choi, Jang Bin *sob*, and even the bad guys.



I am not so consumed by my love for this drama that I will claim it was the best drama of 2012. But while it might not have been the best (though it was still damn good, by an objective standard), it was by far and away my favorite. It made me cry (bawl, actually), laugh, swoon, and transported me into another, hyper-real, emotional, gorgeous world. It gave me what has become my favorite kdrama OTP ever - who knew when this started that I would go so obsessively, desperately head-over-heels for a modern Gangnam plastic surgeon and a 14th-century warrior with a death wish? Both Eun Soo and Choi Young had wonderful, believable, moving character arcs - they made each other better, they made each other the best they could be. Their relationship was epic but also organic and real - their quiet moments stick with me as much as the big operatic ones. A lot of the credit has to go to Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun who are both so gorgeous it's ridiculous and who burn up the screen to a degree I've rarely seen in a kdrama (or anywhere else). I would have never thought to put them together (though I've loved them individually long before Faith), but it was perfect casting. I cannot imagine anyone else in the roles. I keep thinking about what Choi Young and Eun Soo are doing now (well, now being 1350s) - I don't want to let them go.



And of course there is the writing. Song Jina has yet to write a drama that wasn't good. She has done many genres and types of stories over the years, but it's the first time I've seen her do a romance. Most of her dramas have romantic threads (while wonderfully done - see Legend) in the background of everything else. So going into Faith, I was expecting epic and battles and politics and some romance in the background, if I was lucky. Instead what I got was intimate, interpersonal and so swoonily romantic, I cannot think of a single period drama (Korean, Chinese, Japanese or other) that comes close in the degree and importance of romance.



By going on and on about Choi Young and Eun Soo, I don't mean to leave out all the other characters. Gongmin and Nogook get their own growth arc and their own love story, that moved me immensely. This drama gave me not just the perfect main OTP but a perfect secondary one.


(But enough blabber, on to the last episode itself)  )
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
Before I go into what will likely be a lengthy and emotional post, I just wanted to thank you - thank you everyone who commented on my livejournal or posted on their own (and not just lj - joonni is amazing and I had a ton of fun lurking at soompi), everyone who made vids, wrote fics. I don't remember the last time I was involved in a drama with that much fandom enthusiasm and fun...actually, I lied. I remember - it was last year's City Hunter :)



I was very happy with the way Faith ended (I should have known to trust the writer - she has yet to write a drama that disappointed me), but I still feel bereft. I've followed and obsessed over this drama for 12 nail-biting weeks. I've developed all sorts of ridiculous rituals, not to mention spent a giant chunk of my free time on it. And now I feel empty. I don't want to say goodbye to this drama's world and to its characters - I don't want to let go of Eun Soo, Choi Young, Gongmin, Nogook, the Woodalchi shippers, Lady Choi, Jang Bin *sob*, and even the bad guys.



I am not so consumed by my love for this drama that I will claim it was the best drama of 2012. But while it might not have been the best (though it was still damn good, by an objective standard), it was by far and away my favorite. It made me cry (bawl, actually), laugh, swoon, and transported me into another, hyper-real, emotional, gorgeous world. It gave me what has become my favorite kdrama OTP ever - who knew when this started that I would go so obsessively, desperately head-over-heels for a modern Gangnam plastic surgeon and a 14th-century warrior with a death wish? Both Eun Soo and Choi Young had wonderful, believable, moving character arcs - they made each other better, they made each other the best they could be. Their relationship was epic but also organic and real - their quiet moments stick with me as much as the big operatic ones. A lot of the credit has to go to Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun who are both so gorgeous it's ridiculous and who burn up the screen to a degree I've rarely seen in a kdrama (or anywhere else). I would have never thought to put them together (though I've loved them individually long before Faith), but it was perfect casting. I cannot imagine anyone else in the roles. I keep thinking about what Choi Young and Eun Soo are doing now (well, now being 1350s) - I don't want to let them go.



And of course there is the writing. Song Jina has yet to write a drama that wasn't good. She has done many genres and types of stories over the years, but it's the first time I've seen her do a romance. Most of her dramas have romantic threads (while wonderfully done - see Legend) in the background of everything else. So going into Faith, I was expecting epic and battles and politics and some romance in the background, if I was lucky. Instead what I got was intimate, interpersonal and so swoonily romantic, I cannot think of a single period drama (Korean, Chinese, Japanese or other) that comes close in the degree and importance of romance.



By going on and on about Choi Young and Eun Soo, I don't mean to leave out all the other characters. Gongmin and Nogook get their own growth arc and their own love story, that moved me immensely. This drama gave me not just the perfect main OTP but a perfect secondary one.


(But enough blabber, on to the last episode itself)  )
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
We survived Hurricane Sandy with our power intact (sadly, that was my biggest thought about the hurricane - I need the power intact to watch the last episode).

I didn't sleep well last night because I kept dreaming various possible endings for Faith, all of them awful and depressing. Reality, please be kinder.



I am about to go off-line until I can watch the final episode myself, unspoiled, but I just wanted to get this out there for the record - whichever way Faith ends today, this has been a hell of a ride, a drama that really won my heart and an OTP that is going on my all-time obsession list. No matter what happens.
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
We survived Hurricane Sandy with our power intact (sadly, that was my biggest thought about the hurricane - I need the power intact to watch the last episode).

I didn't sleep well last night because I kept dreaming various possible endings for Faith, all of them awful and depressing. Reality, please be kinder.



I am about to go off-line until I can watch the final episode myself, unspoiled, but I just wanted to get this out there for the record - whichever way Faith ends today, this has been a hell of a ride, a drama that really won my heart and an OTP that is going on my all-time obsession list. No matter what happens.
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)


You know how I was saying I will watch this ep after the last episode came out? I lied.

This was so so so perfect. Even if I cried enough to get dehydrated.

(Hopefully semi-coherent thoughts and a ton of caps)  )
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)


You know how I was saying I will watch this ep after the last episode came out? I lied.

This was so so so perfect. Even if I cried enough to get dehydrated.

(Hopefully semi-coherent thoughts and a ton of caps)  )
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I've seen comments all over the place wondering why Choi Young won't go with Eun Soo through the portal. The logic goes (and it does make sense) - separation will turn them into the living dead, Eun Soo can't stay in the past or she will die, so why doesn't CY just tell her "Imja, I am going to the heaven world with you." Otherwise his options are to have her die in front of his eyes (her choice) or shove her through the portal and break both their hearts (his choice).

But it makes sense to me - CY is pathologically duty-bound and almost as pathologically unused to putting his happiness first and being selfish. And for him to follow Eun Soo to heavenly world, to live in bliss (precisely since it will be to live in bliss) is something I am not sure he will allow himself. Sure, Eun Soo comes first to him, before King and Country, but King and Country are very important nevertheless. I am sure he wouldn't think twice to go through the portal if it would mean saving her life (he ditched his post when it meant saving her life - remember, when Yuan threatened). But he doesn't have to go through the portal to save her life - she can go by herself and be equally saved. So I don't think it would even occur to the poor guy to think of going. If Eun Soo asked, I think it would be different, but I can see why she doesn't - she thinks he is happiest in his world.

Oh, you Gift of the Magi darlings.
dangermousie: (Default)


I've seen comments all over the place wondering why Choi Young won't go with Eun Soo through the portal. The logic goes (and it does make sense) - separation will turn them into the living dead, Eun Soo can't stay in the past or she will die, so why doesn't CY just tell her "Imja, I am going to the heaven world with you." Otherwise his options are to have her die in front of his eyes (her choice) or shove her through the portal and break both their hearts (his choice).

But it makes sense to me - CY is pathologically duty-bound and almost as pathologically unused to putting his happiness first and being selfish. And for him to follow Eun Soo to heavenly world, to live in bliss (precisely since it will be to live in bliss) is something I am not sure he will allow himself. Sure, Eun Soo comes first to him, before King and Country, but King and Country are very important nevertheless. I am sure he wouldn't think twice to go through the portal if it would mean saving her life (he ditched his post when it meant saving her life - remember, when Yuan threatened). But he doesn't have to go through the portal to save her life - she can go by herself and be equally saved. So I don't think it would even occur to the poor guy to think of going. If Eun Soo asked, I think it would be different, but I can see why she doesn't - she thinks he is happiest in his world.

Oh, you Gift of the Magi darlings.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
I am so sorry - I am beyond behind on replies. I promise to get to them by the weekend.



But now on to the drama that owns my heart and soul - Faith. I rarely ship the way I ship Eun Soo/Choi Young here - they are so functional together, make each other better, make each other live.

This episode shows us every way in which CY and ES make each other happy and how they can be and then...yanks it away.

(Thoughts and caps on ep 21)  )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
I am so sorry - I am beyond behind on replies. I promise to get to them by the weekend.



But now on to the drama that owns my heart and soul - Faith. I rarely ship the way I ship Eun Soo/Choi Young here - they are so functional together, make each other better, make each other live.

This episode shows us every way in which CY and ES make each other happy and how they can be and then...yanks it away.

(Thoughts and caps on ep 21)  )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
I am so so emotional after I finished episode 22. They are so selfless, desperate, in love, angsty, heroic, beautiful. No words. No words.









They break my heart.

If they don't get their happy ending, I am going to flip.

Yes, proper post coming, of course, but I had to get this out.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
I am so so emotional after I finished episode 22. They are so selfless, desperate, in love, angsty, heroic, beautiful. No words. No words.









They break my heart.

If they don't get their happy ending, I am going to flip.

Yes, proper post coming, of course, but I had to get this out.
dangermousie: (Chuno - hands by alexandral)
My two amazing OTPs:




I was going to wait to do this until the weekend when I realized my oldest friend will be visiting this weekend, so if I wanted it done at all, I had to do it now.

Oh, and I stayed away from everyone's posts/caps/fics so as to be unspoiled. If you can please link me to your posts/caps/fics that I would have missed, I'd appreciate it.

(Thoughts and caps on these perfect episodes)  )
dangermousie: (Chuno - hands by alexandral)
My two amazing OTPs:




I was going to wait to do this until the weekend when I realized my oldest friend will be visiting this weekend, so if I wanted it done at all, I had to do it now.

Oh, and I stayed away from everyone's posts/caps/fics so as to be unspoiled. If you can please link me to your posts/caps/fics that I would have missed, I'd appreciate it.

(Thoughts and caps on these perfect episodes)  )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. In my greedy little hands is episode 19 of Faith.



I am about to pick up Baby Mousie so no Faith for me until later today (or, possibly, tomorrow morning *gasp*) but I am giddy like a five-year-old with a new bike. Also, new hair! Yes! I am all for back to the curl! Plus, it symbolizes him giving up duty for her blah blah blah YESSSS.

2. Speaking of hair, this is Yoochun's haircut for I Miss You. With bonus police uniform. I like.



3. And last but not least, because I am an equal opportunity shipper/angst-lover, here are Christian and Valentine from Parade's End yearning for each other.




Look on the bright side, Edwardian thwarted lovers - if you were in a kdrama, you'd probably also be siblings!

A few more caps from Parade's End )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. In my greedy little hands is episode 19 of Faith.



I am about to pick up Baby Mousie so no Faith for me until later today (or, possibly, tomorrow morning *gasp*) but I am giddy like a five-year-old with a new bike. Also, new hair! Yes! I am all for back to the curl! Plus, it symbolizes him giving up duty for her blah blah blah YESSSS.

2. Speaking of hair, this is Yoochun's haircut for I Miss You. With bonus police uniform. I like.



3. And last but not least, because I am an equal opportunity shipper/angst-lover, here are Christian and Valentine from Parade's End yearning for each other.




Look on the bright side, Edwardian thwarted lovers - if you were in a kdrama, you'd probably also be siblings!

A few more caps from Parade's End )
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
It's a long wait until Monday (yes, I know, less than 24 hours, but it still feels too long) so have some Faith MVs.



More here )
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
It's a long wait until Monday (yes, I know, less than 24 hours, but it still feels too long) so have some Faith MVs.



More here )

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