Small Dramas

So obviously I’ve been rather silent here over the last month.

Yes, it’s due to politics – mostly because I still can’t wrap my head around everything that’s happening, but I am still here. Making donations, sending emails. Small steps because that’s all I can handle right now. Quietly raging, I suppose.

I have culled a number of people off of social media, mostly Facebook. And it’s not that I’ve removed everyone who doesn’t agree with me – I’m all about different viewpoints and conversations, but I also have decided that I don’t need to be in such a toxic environment. (And sadly, some people I once considered actual friends have shown themselves to be hard core racists. No thanks. We can talk political ups and downs all day long, but once your argument falls back on the color of someone’s skin – or religion – or gender, etc – as a reason for/against something, I’m done. )

I’m off on holiday soon for a family vacation and though I’ve been feeling slightly guilty about going, it’s become pretty clear to me that I need to consciously disconnect for a while, so with the exception of maybe uploading some pictures, I’ll be off social media entirely.

In the meanwhile, this week was rather odd in general – and this is going to be pretty vague because it has to be since I don’t know what will come out of it. But it’s that odd place where something you’ve really wanted for a while, but realized/decided it wasn’t going to happen at this time and have moved on and made adjustments accordingly…suddenly is back on the table. Maybe. And then you’re trying to figure out if you really still want it or if you’re going to continue on this new path you’re forging.

Like I said, that’s pretty vague. But I’ll know more in a few days and then I’ll probably have a few decisions to make. (Or not, as the case may be…I’ll probably write about it either way, once I know.)

All that being said, with additional distractions being required, I did have a bit of fun last week doing some live tweeting with fellow authors Piper Drake and Ann Aguirre on the 1st episode of Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, which is this beautiful and tragically romantic K-Drama about a guy cursed with immortality until he falls in love with the woman who can remove the curse. And then he’ll die.

Good times.

(Seriously, I’ve never seen anything quite like it – everything about it is top notch. I actually liked it so much I went and bought a subscription to Drama Fever, because I *had* to watch the rest of it. And all the soundtrack music I could find. Does it press all my Solas/Dragon Age buttons? Uh. Yeah. Yeah it does. *ahem*)

We’re going to be doing an episode a week (Sundays at 9, EDT, I think) so come follow along under #Goblin if you’re interested. (I’ll be there this Sunday for Episode 2, but out of town for Episode 3, so I’ll have to skip that.) There are 16 episodes in all, so this it will be running for a few months.

Also, romance and drama and the most beautiful crying ever known to man aside, it’s also really freaking funny and tongue-in-cheek in a number of places, and that’s pretty refreshing as well.  (GIF courtesy of @KatCho)

Also, everyone wears really nice coats. Terrible sweaters, but nice coats.

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5 Responses to Small Dramas

  1. Tonia Laird says:

    Take time for yourself. Don’t feel guilty. Also, I am checking out Goblin this weekend. Hugs, my friend.

  2. Rachel Flesher / Raonaid Luckwell says:

    I love Drama Fever! Damn, we have a lot in common!

    I have been eyeballing Goblin for some time now. I may have to take time out every day to watch an episode or two. Friend of mine said it was really good.

    Have you watched Scarlet Heart Ryo on Drama Fever? Oh my Goddess, I cried at the last episode! The actor who plays Prince Wang So is starring in the new Resident Evil movie. He is such a great actor.

    Gu Family Book is another great drama that I became bonkers on…

    • allison says:

      I haven’t – but I will add them to my queue. (I am also watching Skip Beat which is good in a really terrible way, but Lucy and I like it anyway because we love the anime/manga.)

      And YES – go watch Goblin!!!!

      • Rachel Flesher / Raonaid Luckwell says:

        Be prepared to have your emotions tugged with Scarlet Heart Ryo. Tortured hero with Wang so. I wanted to hug him so damn hard!

        I love the story of Gu Family Book.

        I am currently watching the first episode. Had to put my earphones on and watch via computer since my sons took over the main tv.

        I’ve watched the anime of Skip Beat. I watched the Japanese and Taiwanese version of the anime “Ita kiss” (Mysterious Kiss and Playful kiss) I like watching the live action versions of anime too. I cannot wait until the live action of Full Metal Alchemist comes out.

        Princess Jellyfish live action is cute. I liked both the movie and anime.
        Wolf Girl and Black Prince, liked the anime but eh on the live action.

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