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The Gender Confusion in Coffee Prince

Coffee Prince is your typical romantic-comedy. The two leads are your stereotypical rich guy, poor girl. There's a clichéd love triangle plus an overused trope: girl poses as boy and falls in love. Where the story gets good is when it goes modern! Any family business big enough to need an heir is going to put said heir under… Continue reading The Gender Confusion in Coffee Prince

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The Bedlam of Showing vs. Telling

Horror. Not a favorite genre of mine. As a preteen, any desire I had to experience fear of the bogeyman got played out during a horror film festival. So it's shocking that I love BBC America's Bedlam, a British television series that follows four flatmates who live in an old hospital's converted apartments. Old hospital being… Continue reading The Bedlam of Showing vs. Telling

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An Introduction to Bedlam

Or Theo James Big Break! We go to see movies because we love to delve into stories and get to know new people. And that includes new actors. With the release of the movie adaption for the mega hit book series Divergent we get up close and personal with Theo James who portrays the hot… Continue reading An Introduction to Bedlam

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The Families of Coffee Prince

Coffee Prince is a 2007 romantic comedy that epitomizes what everyone wants from a romantic comedy. A television show, even one from South Korea, is made up of two equally important parts: story and production. When these elements come together well we have a winner and when they don't we adjust our expectations accordingly. I'm here to… Continue reading The Families of Coffee Prince

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Expanding Details In Plain Sight

ed-it verb. to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc. Whether you edit words in or out, the point of going over your work is to improve each element of your story. Editing is like a muscle: the more you examine the problems in other stories the easier it is to diagnose… Continue reading Expanding Details In Plain Sight

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K-drama Cherry Pop

Whenever we head off into the unknown to explore something new we have to start out with a destination. A point of origin if you will that you look back on and say that's where my passion overcame me. With k-dramas it's no different. Let's head on in and find the perfect show to pop… Continue reading K-drama Cherry Pop

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The Reality of Stress

Top Shot: Part 2 Shame is not a stranger to life. We all have those moments, some few, some many, that we are not proud to have committed and which threaten our belief in ourselves. The outcome of these actions is shame, but what instigates these moments? In today's world, the bane of existence isn't disease,… Continue reading The Reality of Stress

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The Reality of Guns

Top Shot: Part 1 I'm not a gun enthusiast. I don't remember touching a gun at any point in my life, let alone shooting one. I do believe in our second amendment right to bear arms. There has been legal squabbling over gun control for years as each side of the debate try to define… Continue reading The Reality of Guns

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Discrimination Works in the Right Tone

ed-it verb. to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc. Whether you edit in words or edit them out, the point of going over your work is to improve each element of your story. Editing is like a muscle: the more you examine the problems in other works the easier it is… Continue reading Discrimination Works in the Right Tone

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The Many Varied Delights of K-Drama-Land

I'm a self-professed fangirl of the television exports from South Korea. Puzzled? If you're just coming into the conversation then bone up on the Hallyu wave by reading my primer here. If you're already in on the power of k-dramas then follow me as we explore the many varied delights of K-Drama-Land. Rarely are we in… Continue reading The Many Varied Delights of K-Drama-Land

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A K-drama Primer

I lied. Let me explain. When I mentioned fangirls in my last post I claimed that I've never been a fangirl of even the most popular of fads. Well that isn't strictly true, recently I've become obsessed with a form of television so unique it has its own name - Korean dramas or k-dramas for short. The… Continue reading A K-drama Primer

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Top Ten Characters I’d Never Trade Places With

Are there characters whose worlds you'd never want to live in? This week's Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and Bookish asks us to explore just such a question.  I took liberties with this list including other media types whose stories are all based on books. Manga, anime, movies and television all give us worlds we love… Continue reading Top Ten Characters I’d Never Trade Places With

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Lessons from Old TV: The Finder

Lesson #8: Character Flow Television as a writing medium intrigues me. I love the potential to delve into a character's life and explore in detail different themes and situations on an episode by episode basis. In order to teach myself about writing for television I completed a project during the 2011-2012 television season to further those… Continue reading Lessons from Old TV: The Finder

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Lessons from Old TV: Against the Wall

Lesson #7: Natural Conflict Television as a writing medium intrigues me. I love the potential to delve into a character's life and explore in detail different themes and situations on an episode by episode basis. In order to teach myself about writing for television I completed a project during the 2011-2012 television season to further those… Continue reading Lessons from Old TV: Against the Wall

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Lessons from Old TV: The Protector

Lesson #6: Character Strengths Television as a writing medium intrigues me. I love the potential to delve into a character's life and explore in detail different themes and situations on an episode by episode basis. In order to teach myself about writing for television I completed a project during the 2011-2012 television season to further those… Continue reading Lessons from Old TV: The Protector

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Lessons from Old TV: Alcatraz

Lesson #5: Story and High Expectations Television as a writing medium intrigues me. I love the potential to delve into a character's life and explore in detail different themes and situations on an episode by episode basis. In order to teach myself about writing for television I completed a project during the 2011-2012 television season to… Continue reading Lessons from Old TV: Alcatraz

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Lessons from Old TV: Memphis Beat

Lesson #4: Production Television as a writing medium intrigues me. I love the potential to delve into a character's life and explore in detail different themes and situations on an episode by episode basis. In order to teach myself about writing for television I completed a project during the 2011-2012 television season to further those efforts. I… Continue reading Lessons from Old TV: Memphis Beat

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A New Year of Cognitive Dissonance

Or Movies and TV Shows I'm Anticipating in 2014 A stellar actor can elevate the worst tripe, while special effects tend to plasticize story, yet the right art direction will add to not only the world but the characters as well. Purely Production is a monthly post where I explore the different elements that affect a finished… Continue reading A New Year of Cognitive Dissonance