TITLE: Answer Me 1994 (2013)
ALSO KNOWN AS: Reply 1994 or The Love of My Life is Trash- no, wait just kidding
STARRING: Go Ah Ra, Jung Woo, Yoo Yun Suk
Once again, we have our 5 Facts series, where we tell you the five most important (spoiler-free!) things you need to know about a drama before you watch it! I mean, haven’t you ever looked at a drama and thought, will this work for me?? (???) Will this destroy me emotionally?? (Very likely) Is this as trashy as it looks??? (We’ll be the judge of that, thx bye) Should I, in fact, commit 20+ hours of my life to watching this???? (#time is $$ 2k16)
So, without further ado, here are five things you need to know about Answer Me 1994 before you jump in:
I know I’m not the only one, but I have this super complicated relationship with Tumblr as a (mostly) functional adult who really shouldn’t be on Tumblr. I actually just went through a major Tumblr drought because I kept telling myself, Mari, come on. Ain’t nobody got time for Tumblr. You have papers to grade. You have an office to vacuum. Today you had 10 Ritz crackers with some peanut butter for lunch and you need to acquire some dinner HELLO. Also, your closet looks like the aftermath of a hurricane that occurred during an apocalypse that wiped out 90% of mankind. NO TUMBLR FOR YOU. NONE.
And so, I didn’t Tumblr. I didn’t Tumblr for many, many moons. This was during those last three months or so of 2015 when I was overworking myself for fun & profit. I didn’t return to Tumblr until my 2 weeks of Winter Break, when I logged on and reblogged a few things here and there, then slowly started going back to my usual posting-a-lot-all-at-once-and-then-vanishing-for-24-hours routine. And you know what? It was actually good. I began to realize that Tumblr time has this bizarre calming effect on me. As a notorious workaholic who apparently has to work in order NOT to work, scrolling through my feed before bedtime counts as one of the few ways I can come close to shutting my brain off. (“You’re not hyper, your brain is hyper.” – my dad) Even after going back to work, and even though I really thought I would drop Tumblr again when school was back in session, I stayed. I’ve decided that I need it for stress relief.
It’s weird, I suppose, and I’m sure it’s more than a little bit irresponsible, but now even on weekdays I try to give myself at least half an hour of mindless Tumblr time. I reblog things to my // VERY CAREFULLY CURATED // collection of trash, photography, and tags of me wailing about Lee Jong Suk. I snack on something sugary and awful. I crank up my tiny space heater and put the same song on repeat the entire time. I stop thinking about work and school and what can I do for this child and why can’t this one remember that two quarters is fifty cents and all the other things always rushing through my head without a break. It’s nice.
Also, cheaper than real therapy. That’s important cause I am quite poor.
TITLE: My Love From Another Star (2013)
ALSO KNOWN AS: My Love From the Star(s), You Who Came From the Stars,
The Alien Show no wait that’s just what we call it I’m sorry
STARRING: Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Hae Jin, Ahn Jae Hyun
Welcome to the 5 Facts series, where we tell you the five most important (spoiler-free!) things you need to know about a drama before you watch it! I mean, haven’t you ever looked at a drama and thought, will this work for me?? (???) Will this destroy me emotionally?? (Very likely) Is this as trashy as it looks??? (We’ll be the judge of that, thx bye) Should I, in fact, commit 20+ hours of my life to watching this???? (#time is $$ 2k16 we understand completely)
It’s fine, let us help you. Sit down and have some chocolate milk cause we’re starting this series by tackling one of our absolute favorites of all time… the extremely popular, universally adored My Love From Another Star! Without further ado, here are five things you need to know before you jump in:
2016 Not Goals
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not The World’s Greatest Goal Setter. Everything I think about accomplishing is always kind of vague, ‘big picture’ and less concrete which is, of course, what everyone tells you not to do. (Google SMART goals, if you must)
But, because I am 1000000% about solidarity and because Mari made goals, I think it’s worth saying, hey maybe I should have things I want to accomplish this year.
Anne, why WOULDN’T you have things to accomplish this year?
Well, vague voice of reason that haunts my posts, this is the first year in forever I haven’t been in school and therefore working toward some incredibly specific end goal. High school was to get to college, college was to get to grad school, grad school was to get to my job and to just survive winter. Now look at me, secured with full-time employment and really just kind of coasting through life.
So, without further ado, my goals for 2016.
I admit it — I believe in New Year’s resolutions. I don’t really set them in the traditional way, though. It’s more like I give myself certain goals, and they’re not always concrete. Just things I want to accomplish over the next 365 days. One year, my only goal was to say no. It was going to be The Year of Saying No, because I was tired of always being the one who said yes to all these things and problems and etc that I really didn’t need in my life. The year after that was The Year of Not Saying Sorry. I was only going to say sorry if A) I really meant it or B) I had a true reason to apologize. This year, my resolutions look like the world’s most vague to-do list and I’m totally okay with that. There are more on my list, but I’d say these are the most important.
At this point, we expect you understand us when we oh-so-affectionately refer to something as trash. Right? Good. If not, educate yourself.
Okay, Anne, I get it, trash is good but could you like, I don’t know, explain garbage.
Yeah, you trashcan, I can definitely do that, chill.
Example: all that is pictured above? Garbage. The word chill is borderline trash but since it’s pixelated and that annoys me, I’m putting it fully under GARBAGE.
Garbage is when someone or something is so odiously awful that you are left with no other choice but to get rid of it, because it is not worth keeping in your life.
To illustrate our point, we have the following examples for your perusal: