***Spoilers from the latest epis, BE WARNED.***
This is a new sensation in my decades of drama fiendom. A flashback from a happy moment of my life. Snorkeling, snorting in sea water, in the company of sea turtles, and a lot of Nemo’s pals ie many Dollys, looking up as I am sinking into a magical pool of blue, flickering of sun darting on the surface and my heart dancing along. I am in between floating and sinking and letting my every pore, every cell assimilate in its new happy place, I forgot breathing, or the notion snorting in sea water is not what nostrils are for, I can taste the salty liquid in the back of my nose, my throat. SO HAPPY.
Here I am still tasting my own salty happy tears. Deliriously wallowing. I did not break out mascara ruining floods of them, it just wiggles in my lids a bit then straight down to my sinus and throat. I replayed the scene as many times as my eyes won’t get too fogged up, as all fangirl must. I used up half a box of tissue since, collecting them. Gross. TMI. HAPPY to report. This is an ecstatic allergy, uncontrollable, relentless, swollen glands and in this case also heart, triggered like shots, jolts just by a few nuanced imagery from good old trusty dramaz.
I am not sure if any young ladies these days still get those sterling silver necklaces in robinblue boxes from their first steady love as a ‘serious’ gf stamp. I am thinking it is most probably a gold smartgadget or sth in its place now, huh?! It was our 90s cracker jack ring engraving. I did get one, while I love the open heart pendant for its simple beauty and still wear it occasionally, the boy who gifted me was generally forgotten, but I now remember for a few things: he made the pricetag of <$100 USD circa mid 90s, a very important point of the gifting and was generally a jerk. If I did not like the no sentimental value necklace, I would’ve sold it on ebay last year when it was rumored the designer and the brandname were severing ties and it won’t be in production no more. But it is still sitting with my other trinkets, and now muahahaha I can relive myself the NaJung moment on bed holding it as a token of LUB from Oppa.
These love tokens in Kdramas can easily get VERY eye-rolling tacky and cheesy, you are my moon, my dazzling star, my pig, my rabbit and I give you my heart…bleh. Not in the hands of JUNGWOO of course. HE made the scene with a few gleeful purest childlike chuckles, He is breathing out rainbow color magic dusts and I am inhaling every speck of it through my screen, I swear. How and the exact moment he dropped the phone = perfect. How he shook his legs while chatting on the phone with his bigbro ADMITTING and we can read it as his nerves, his utter joy and excitement, a sign and sigh of relief of all the bottled up stress and tension. Any one and ALL of them are perfectly befitting. His EVERY tiniest of smiles, laughs, chuckles, guffaws, muahahahas, and I swear none of his TrashOppa’s happy squeeworthy moments are the same, how can any humangod laugh/smile/whateverthethingheisdoingwithhislipsorgeneralmouthregion be so smexy and knee-shattering in literally hundreds of shades and gradients of perfect perfection?!??
Can I make these Oppa faces? Sure. Did I? Many times. *making these exact faces atvm* Should JungWoo be mookie’s. Betcha -excerpt from the Annals of fangirl logic 1994
I did not fall in utter love with the drama from the get go, Jung Woo, oh yes of course, DUH. I am not blind and I have healthy lady parts and hormones. I love the characters way more than the drama and writing even up to e11, I had a few grumbles and I think the characters suffer a bit to the gimmicky machinations. I was ready to trash Trash Oppa. I called him a wimp, I thought he did not love NJ enough to make claim. I find the character unattractive to me all of a sudden. THEN there was this random scene of him chuckling with Daddy in 11. And I lost my marbles. I replayed the scene, totally having ear and heart orgasms. I love the other characters as well, obviously, some instantaneously: Go Ara and her NaJung is so relentlessly endearing and convincing from the first seconds and every second since. I did not know she is this solidly good, and the parental units…who fell out of love with R1997 during its latter half but still gave R1994 a chance just because of Sung DongIl and Lee IlHwa?! The raising of hands start here. Do I know Jung Woo from Jung IlWoo, or Jung WooSung? Nope. For a while I thought Jung IlWoo signed up for this being so horrible with names and while I like the boy, he is not enough a draw. I was quite impatiently annoyed with Samchunpo to find the character funny at all for quite a few eps and of course that was the intention. Now he is both cute and adorbs and I would like to keep him as my noraebang pet forever, as in I will make him dance and sing or no lights in bathroom for you, Samchunpo~! It was the same for YoonJin, the character seems cliched and uninteresting on the first few glances. Ha, maybe that is what making them The Cute OTP. Actually it was Son HoJun who got my first nod of hmm…yummy boy with tragic 90s pouf hair but the exercise of the few eps of Heirs too many made this weirdly attractive comparatively. At least I can work my fingers through it. It is not hard to sniff Baro is our Hoya v.o2. Is it very horrible of me to not remember all the other ‘possible’ hubbies of EJ in 1997 and is it by coincidence while I think Yoo YeonSeok is pleasant and CBongi is sweet and romantic and good on paper, I never am interested in his tangent and had FF’d his scenes?! :X
Episode 12 is officially the episode I flailed, HARD. 13 made it irrefutably what is making me sing dragging me out of my laziness to post something. Take a serious look at the word count of this baby, and pronounce every word as a squee. I am following suit of Oppa, the almost stoic miser of words and emoting, regressed to moments where he is literally like a child in uncontrollable cutest bouts of giggles and feels, that happens when a man falls madly in love and there are just silly wallowing that spilled out unable to be contained. If Oppa can, we fangirls can keep the shameless squeefests going.
What 12 did to me was basically giving me a very sleepy topless JungWoo (And oh the things I would do to him if I am the sofa! the cushion! ) who sings and him UNF! in labcoat/scrubs. And lots of JW smiles: Weapons of mass destruction of fangirls’ knees and panties.
And 13. Sharp eyed R1994 fanatics are telling us Oppa was rehearsing with NJ’s doll. GAH. If there is a bts of this as in this was JW’s idea or the wicked 1N2D PD forced him to be the one really putting the prop in place. WANT x a million!
I am getting emo just posting these caps and gifs. I have never been moved to tears by a kiss. Usually the good ones got me hot and bothered, but this swelling of perfect feels like a proud mama watching her babies graduating University of Romcomdom?! Nope. I still want to be in Ara/NJ’s shoes, mind you, but I can live with him just kissing her forever as well like this, as I am doing it to my world looping scene ad nausem:
The kissing is more than a minute, it feels shorter but longer as in I lost time space sanity. There is no eating of lips, it is most tender yet he repeatedly kisses her and kisses her and kisses her every way… looking at her, at her lips, then her eyes with his own eyes sparkling with the sweet love of still that Oppa she grew up with but also now the Oppa who loves her as a woman, decent for a first kiss…all ways till Sunday.
Shamelessly admitting I will be responsible for 99% of the clicks on this post myself till I get sick of looking at JungWoo. I think that is going to happen after the next Thanukkah in 77798 years.
This will beat my fav go-to Utube clip I will go randomly click and be in a happy place: