A DISTRESSING TREND My purpose is not to tell you what to feel about the media you experience. When I started writing I first hit every writing book I could find. I gleaned a little here and a little there. Story telling and doing it right became a serious passion of mine. I’ve always been… Continue reading About Me.
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
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
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
If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled." So here I am to track and enlarge my goals, with the idea to take the steps needed to accomplishing them.
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 media, for good or ill. We’ll forget about writing for a… Continue reading The 14 Superstars 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
About half way through this year's challenge I noticed a pattern in why I loved each character: their relationships.
Using Zaraki Kenpachi is kind of cheating. That's because the shingami known as Zaraki Kenpachi really doesn't have a name. Yup, Zaraki is a district in the soul society, in other words it's a place, not a name. He doesn't really have a last name so they used the place he's from. Kenpachi isn't really his… Continue reading Z = Zaraki
How to introduce Gu Yong-ha? I love him! He's amazing! Adorkable! Even conniving! So, so happy he went good! That won't work. It doesn't really tell you anything. He is that amazing though. First I should explain that Gu is his last name. In Korea they put family first so it stands to reason last names… Continue reading Y = Yong-ha
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
Shut up ya idjit, I'm talking about Bobby Singer, the Winchester brother's go to demon hunter. Talk respectfully now, he's just like family to those boys. Whenever Bobby opens his mouth you aren't sure what's going to come out of it but you know #1 it'll be fun and #2 whatever it is will make you laugh… Continue reading S = Singer
Dr. Rudy Lom is not your normal police procedural doctor. No, he's in charge of keeping the mandatory android partners in working order on Fox's Almost Human. Much is made of destroying as many MX models as possible in each episode so we can get some Rudy action on the murder scene. In such an advanced… Continue reading R = Rudy
This is Jeremy. Yes, yes, Jeremy. That's it, we never learn the rest of his name in the k-drama, You're Beautiful. He's not normally this angry or mean. Yet both the name and the face suit the character, for Jeremy doesn't have a subtle bone in his body. It also suits the role his character… Continue reading J = Jeremy
Hye-gyul is portrayed by a little 5-year-old girl named Kang Ji-woo. She has a massive 7 roles under her belt with this character and it shows. I'm always attracted to the power a young actor embodies with their raw natural talent and Kang Ji-woo is no different. In the k-drama The Suspicious Housekeeper the two… Continue reading H = Hye-gyul
Not that Edward! Damn glittery vampires...*grumble* No, I mean the self-sacrificing older brother Edward Elric. An orphan with an estranged father, physically challenged prosthetic user, brilliant teenage alchemist, along with his Napoleonic tantrums over hints to his size are only a handful of the traits that make Ed stand out from other characters. Physically, of course, there is his… Continue reading E = Edward
Obsessive–compulsive disorder -- I don't know why but it is a compelling character trait. It speaks to hidden emotions in a visual and psychological way that is as puzzling as it is fascinating. Not just any character can wear it well. I'm talking about Detective Inspector Joseph 'Joe' Chandler of Whitechapel. Rupert Penry-Jones has a bit… Continue reading C = Chandler
Kei Agemaki is a loyal and obedient son who joins the ranks of the imperial army of which his father is a general. This sounds like a super boring character, doesn't it? That's why I love Agemaki! When a writer can take an archetype that is perceived as common and run of the mill and still compel… Continue reading A = Agemaki
If this is your first time to my blog then you've landed in a post rich month! During the month of April I'm participating in a challenge to blog everyday of the month (except Sundays) and I've chosen characters to highlight. It's a fun topic where I get to focus on what I love but it… Continue reading Links Amongst A Writing Storm
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